In an age of streaming entertainment and online dating, connecting to real people can be a challenge. After months in an online relationship, Dolores comes to New England and meets Leonard for the very first time. This face to face encounter begins to unravel secrets about his previously lonely existence. A witty comedy that explores the nature of what it means to make human connections.
Photo Credit: Daniel Kelly
MEET THE CAST & CREW
Kevin Armento's play Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally premiered Off-Broadway in 2015 (59E59 Theaters/One Year Lease, New York Times Critics' Pick, Drama Desk Nomination, Stage Edinburgh Award). Recent work includes Devil with the Blue Dress (Bunker Theatre, London), Good Men Wanted (New York Stage and Film), Balls (co-written with Bryony Lavery, Stages Repertory Theatre/One Year Lease/59E59, Houston Theater Award, Drama Desk Nomination), and Companion Piece (Pleasance Theatre, London). He's an alum of Ars Nova's Play Group and Makers Lab, Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Artist-in-Residence at The Drama League. Recently awarded grants from The Jerome Foundation and Brooklyn Arts Council. Other work has been presented at Arena Stage, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Dixon Place, IAMA, The Flea, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. He is currently under commission from Ars Nova and MTC, and his new show Playing Hot will premiere Spring 2019 with Pipeline Theatre. His spec script Comfortably Numb was recently optioned by CBS Studios and eOne, and the short film Sometimes I Think About Dying, based on his play killers, premiered at Sundance.
Joe directed the MacDowell Colony National Benefit at Gotham Hall in NYC, including appearances by Meshell Ndegeocello, Jiehae Park, Rodney Evans, Tommy Orange and Grace McLean. Broadway: Associate Director of Geoffrey Naufft’s Next Fall and Casting Director/Associate Choreographer of Lincoln Center Theatre’s South Pacific. Joe directed Tony nominee Laura Osnes in her cabaret debut at Café Carlyle and Tony winner Paulo Szot at the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Other directing credits: Carousel (2017 nominee, Best Production - Los Angeles, BroadwayWorld), West Side Story (2016 nominee, Best Revival, Los Angeles Critics Circle) and South Pacific (2015 nominee, Best Director/Choreographer, Scenie Awards.) Director and Choreographer of Off-Broadway’s Book of Merman. Regional premieres: Once Upon A Pastime by Terry Cashman and Last Gas (choreographer) by John Cariani. Joe serves as director and dramaturg for 3 projects in development, Broken Snow by Ben Andron, Suicidal Life Coach by R.K. Rich and Baggage at the Door, by Dana Aber. Joe has also co-conceived and written book and lyrics to the new musical, Fixing Frankie, alongside composer Steve Marzullo.
Founder and Producing Artistic Director of DENIZEN Theatre. Founder and Founding Ensemble Member of Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota, Florida.
Actor Training: William Esper Studio,New York , Howard Meyer’s Masters Program New York, Susan Grace Cohen Actor Training.
New York Acting Credits: Bury The Hatchet, Twelve Angry Men, The Seagull
Regional: Oleanna, Italian American Reconciliation
Urbanite Credits: Stupid F- ing Bird, White Rabbit Red Rabbit
5 year Professional Architecture Degree Syracuse University
“Intimate blackbox theatre makes the incomprehensible realities of our world a little more tolerable for all of us.”
Proud Member of AEA
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Suzanne is thrilled to be working at Denizen Theatre!
Scene study: Larry Moss, Karen Kohlhaas, and Seth Barrish. Improv at UCB. Credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire (Majestic Theater), Smell of the Kill (Chenango River Theatre), Becky Shaw (Centenary Stage), The Norman Conquests, Boeing Boeing (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), Angel Street (Cider Mill Playhouse), Play by Play: Unchained (Stageworks/Hudson), August: Osage County (White Plains Performing Arts Center), The Ladies Man (Cortland Repertory Theatre), and King Lear (Gallery Players). MFA - Actors Studio Drama School.
Thaddeus is a Brooklyn based writer, actor, and comedian originally from Madison, Wisconsin. As a performer, he has worked Off-Broadway, Regionally, and around the world with Disney Theatricals. As a comedian, he is a member of Upright Citizen’s Brigade where he performs weekly with his team The Hometown Tigers. As a playwright, his work has been a Semi-Finalist for the Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Conference and his writing for the small and large screen has been awarded at festivals around the country. He proudly holds a B.F.A in Acting from Ithaca College and he will be beginning his M.F.A in Dramatic Writing at NYU this Fall. “Thank you to Denizen Theatre, Joe, and everyone involved for this amazing opportunity and as always, word to Mom Dukes, to the fam’ I owe everything.”
*Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Emma is thrilled to be making her Denizen Theatre debut just across the river from her hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY. She has performed regionally and internationally in opera, operetta, musical theater and dramatic works, but mostly enjoys making people laugh. Emma is a passionate teaching artist with a focus on clowning and devised theater. Proud graduate of The Crane School of Music and The Studio / New York. Many thanks to the team at Denizen, to her JPAC squad, and to her friends and family for the unwavering love, laughs and support. @emmasimonsays
Harry Lipstein (Founder/Producing Artistic Director)
Brittany Proia (Co-Artistic Director)
Ben Williamson (Co-Artistic Director)
Christine LaBoy (Production Manager)
Wendy Lipstein (Artistic Associate & Props Master)
Kevin Armento (Playwright)
Joe Langworth (Director)
Molly Sharples (Stage Manager)
Ryan Finzelber (Lighting & Set Designer)
Christina English (Costume Designer)
Daniel Kelly (Sound Designer)
James Hyland (Dramaturgy Intern)
Liz Connell (Master Carpenter)
Ori Apkon (Master Electrician)
Roselani Goehring (Video Content Creator)