Contact: Christopher Johnson
Artistic Director of ETCETERA,
The Late Night Series at Live Theatre Workshop
(520) 481-1449 | RumspringaAndCoke@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ETCETERA, the late night series at Live Theatre Workshop, proudly presents...
A PLAY BY J.T. ROGERS
Directed by Toni Press-Coffman
Featuring Glen Coffman, Amanda Gremel and Cliff Madison
April 16-May 1, 2010
Friday and Saturday Nights at 10:30 PM
Tickets $10 at the Box Office
To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
For more information go to www.EtceteraLateNight.com
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
WHITE PEOPLE follows the lives of three ordinary white Americans: Martin (Glen Coffman), a Brooklyn-born high-powered attorney for a white-shoe law firm in St. Louis, MO; Mara Lynn (Amanda Gremel), a housewife and former homecoming queen in Fayetteville, NC; and Alan (Cliff Madison), a young professor struggling to find his way in New York City. Through always candid, sometimes hilarious and consistently gut-wrenching confessions, these three white Americans struggle with colossal price they and their children must pay for their actions.
"In brutally honest confessions that eat through protective layers like acid from a battery…the piece never strikes a false note…Rare plays like this one help lift the veil."
GLEN COFFMAN - Martin - Glen’s directing credits in Tucson include Cherylene Lee’s Mixed Messages at Borderlands Theater, Of Mice and Men at Beowulf Alley, Tracers and The Trojan Women at the University of Arizona, and Toni Press-Coffman’s Holy Spirit on Grand Avenue and Lanford Wilson’s Lemon Sky at Live Theatre Workshop. He has also directed a staged reading of Ms. Press-Coffman’s Dean the Sublime at Invisible Theatre and produced and directed her plays That Slut! and New House, New Dog, both at the Temple of Music and Art’s Cabaret Theatre. Mr. Coffman has also directed a number of staged readings in Tucson including Rajid Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity. Mr. Coffman was trained as an actor at Herbert Berghoff Studio in New York. His recent acting credits include roles in Love! Valor! Compassion!, The Laramie Project, Guantanamo, and Icebreaker. He has a Masters degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Arizona.
AMANDA GREMEL - Mara Lynn - is very excited to be back on the ETCETERA stage where you may have last seen her in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show as Janet and in I Wrote This Play To Make You Love Me as Lysette. She has also been seen in The Penis Monologues as Bobbie and in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead as CB's Sister. You can next see her with ETCETERA in Mr. Marmalade as The Sunflower. Amanda works for LTW as the Assistant Director of Education, All Together Theater Coordinator, and Co-Technical Director.
CLIFF MADISON - Alan - was born in Mesa, Arizona and grew up in Casa Grande and Tucson, attendeding Sabino High School where he was a choir boy and then Pima College. At Pima he was in a number of shows which included The Suicide, K2, and Cloud 9. After 10 years at Live Theatre Workshop, he has done 40 some-odd shows. He was last seen in The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Unexpected Guest on the main stage and as Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest in his first ETCETERA show. He is very excited about being in his second ETCETERA show as a person of "non-color."
TONI PRESS-COFFMAN - Director - was born and raised the Bronx. She has written 20 plays, which have been produced throughout the country. She has had work developed at the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Sundance Institute, Midwest Professional Playwrights Laboratory, and Minneapolis' Playwrights Center. In addition to writing plays, she has taught playwrights at the undergraduate and graduate levels and mentored them through her work as the Literary Manager of Tucson’s Borderlands Theater, and taught K-5 children through a Tucson Pima Arts Council residency. Created with a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Press-Coffman’s Touch has been produced throughout the United States, including a 2003 Off-Broadway production and a production at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival. Her play about the Los Angeles riots, Trucker Rhapsody, was developed at Playlabs in Minneapolis in 2003 and subsequently produced in Indianapolis and San Francisco. Press-Coffman lives, writes, teaches and acts, in Tucson. She wrote her most recent play, Armor, with a Sloan Foundation commission.
J.T. ROGERS - Playwright - was selected as one of ten playwrights in the nation to receive a NEA/TCG Theatre Residency for 2004-2005, through which he is currently playwright in residence at the Salt Lake Acting Company. His latest play, Madagascar, received the American Theatre Critics Association’s 2004 M. Elizabeth Osborne Award and was a finalist for the ATCA’s Steinberg New Play Award. In 2004, Rogers was also awarded a playwrighting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He is the author of White People (L.A. Drama Critics Circle and Barrymore Award nominees for best play of the year), Seeing the Elephant (Kesselring Prize nominee for best new American play), and Murmuring in a Dead Tongue, which was presented in NYC by Epic Rep, where he is company member. Regionally, his works have been seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Co., the New Theatre of Miami, New Actors Union Theatre (Moscow), the Road Theatre (L.A.), and many times at the Salt Lake Acting Co. His plays Bob Comes to Life, Above and Beasts, and Frankfurt have been seen in NYC at The Next Stage, where he is a founding member. Rogers has been an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Center (Sept. ’04), a guest artist at Truman State University (MO), and has lectured at the North Carolina School of the Arts’ and University of Utah’s schools of drama and at the Claremont-McKenna School of Economics. For three seasons he was on faculty at New York University as part of the Creative Arts Team, where he taught conflict resolution through drama in at-risk junior high schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Rogers is a graduate of the professional actor-training program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn.
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