WTC View


5/19/2011 - 6/5/2011

On the night before 9/11, a young man living in SoHo places an ad for a roommate online. Then, the world changes. In his debut play, writer/filmmaker Brian Sloan gives a surprising and intimate glimpse of life in lower Manhattan during the strange days of September 2001. The show receives its off-Broadway premiere this Spring at 59E59 Theaters.

Cast


Bob Braswell (Jeremy)

Off Broadway: Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (NYTW), Hot L Baltimore (TACT). National Tours: A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Ah, Wilderness! (Centerstage), Diary of Anne Frank (Denver Center), Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (St. Louis Rep.), Pride's Crossing (Fulton), Holiday Memories (Huntington). Film/TV: God Don't Make the Laws, Uncertainty, Creepy Canada. Training: BFA (Boston University). www.PeoplesTheatreProject.org


Michael Carlsen (Kevin)

Broadway: TheCoast of Utopia (2007 Tony Award, Best Play) Off Broadway: All's Well That Ends Well, Blues for Mr.Charlie, The Position, Facespace, Behind The Bullseye. TV: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Rescue Me. Film: Mentor. Proud member of Sponsored By Nobody. Never Forget.


Martin Edward Cohen (Max)

Martin is thrilled to be making his Off Broadway debut in WTC View. Previous NYC credits include: The Ex (Kyle), No Exit (Garcin) and A Marriage Proposal (Lomov). Many thanks to the whole cast and crew for a wonderful experience, as well as his friends and family for all their love and support.


Leah Curney (Josie)

NY/Regional: Is Life Worth Living?, The Return of the Prodigal (Mint Theater), The American Plan (Manhattan Theater Club), Time of My Life (Pittsburgh Public), Hamlet, Pericles, Six Degrees of Separation (Guthrie Theater), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Baltimore CenterStage), Major Barbara (Shakespeare Theatre). TV/Film: Law and Order, Last Seen. School: Guthrie Theater/U of MN. Love always to Andy.


Torsten Hillhouse (Jeff)

NY: The Polish Play (Katharsis), The Odyssey (Handcart), Tender (Thirteenth Night), As You Like It (NYClassical Theatre). Regional: The 39 Steps (Portland Stage), Doubt (Capital Rep), Life Is A Dream (Creede), The Lion in Winter (Commonweal), Pericles (Monmouth). Film: Adam, Where God Left His Shoes. TV: Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, As The World Turns. MFA from ART/M.X.A.T. at Harvard.


Nick Lewis (Eric)

Recent credits include Open Heart (NYC Fringe), Lonesome Winter, Song for a Future Generation (The Management), Never/Cracked (Outstanding Production of a Special Event, MITF). Nick can be seen in the online soap opera Empire (www.empiretheseries.com or subscribe for free on iTunes). Thanks, as always, to Adam.


Patrick Edward O'Brien (Alex)

This is his New York theatrical debut. So excited to be a part of this production. Film: Outing Riley. TV: Guiding Light. Numerous commercials and printwork. Special thanks: Jeremy Katz, Ellen,Wade, Marcus, Christian and always my Mom for believing and making me believe too.

Creative Team

Michael Cassara (Casting Director)

NY: Falling For Eve (York Theatre), Another Part of the Forest (Peccadillo), Fat Camp (Broadway upcoming), 40+ shows in NYMF since 2004 and Resident Casting Director since 2007. Regional: The Old Globe, OIney, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse. Film: Clear Blue Tuesday, Alienated. More at www.michaelcassara.net

Jacob A. Climer (Costume Designer)

Recent Works: The Grapes of Wrath (Carnegie Hall), The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (The Vineyard Playhouse), Three Lost Chords (Zipper Theatre), Johnny Applef#%er (Ohio Theatre). Guest artist and designer at Bard College, The New School, and The Strasber Institute. Resident Costume Designer- Shakespeare Festival Dallas from 2006-2009.

Jeff Davis (Lighting Designer)

Jeff designs for opera, theatre and television. Numerous Broadway and Off Broadway. New York City Opera: 24 productions. Television: One Life to Live, All My Children, Live From Lincoln Center. Awards: 3 Emmy Award Nominations, LA Dramalogue Award, Philadelphia Barrymore Award.

David Margolin Lawson (Sound Designer)

The Sphinx Winx (Beckett), Stella (Muna Tseng/Danspace), Feeder: A Love Story (HERE), La Barberia (New World Stages), Dinner At Eight (NYU), DisOriented (Playwrights Horizons), Intimate Apparel (Two River Theater Co.),Exit/Entrance (59E59), Alternative Methods (La MaMa E.T.C.), Ionescapades! (Juilliard), The First Breeze Of Summer (Signature Theatre Company), www.dmlsound.com

Brian Prather (Scenic Designer)

NYC: Freud's Last Session, The Burnt Part Boys, Fugitive Songs, Fair Game, Badge, Castronauts. Regional: The Memory Show, A Streetcar Named Desire (Barrington Stage Company), The 39 Steps (Hangar Theatre), Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, The Year of Magical Thinking, No Child... (TheaterWorks Harfford). South Korea: Minyeoneun Goerowo.

Brian Sloan (Playwright)

Brian is a writer/filmmaker based in NYC. WTC View is his first play, which premiered at the 2003 NY International Fringe Festival. Films: Boys Life (Pool Days), I Think I Do, Boys Life 4 (Bumping JHeads), WTC View (film adaptation with Michael Urie), August (co-writer/producer). Books: A Really Nice Prom Mess, Tale of Two Summers, Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Girls. TV: Cookin' In Brooklyn. More at www.briansloan.com.

Carol A. Sullivan (Stage Manager)

Stage management credits include work on Broadway, Off Broadway and beyond. An active Actors' Equity member who enjoys volunteering for Broadway Bares/Equity Fights AIDS and the 52nd Street Project.

Andrew Volkoff (Director)

Former Associate Artistic Director, Barringfon Stage Company (BSC). Selected works: Mauritius, The Fantasticks, Underneath the Lintel, This Wonderful Life, I Am My Own Wife, Fully Committed, Santaland Diaries, Thief River, The Shape of Things, Fair Game, Stupid Kids, The Wild Party. Drama League Directing Fellow. SDC member.