Three millennials presume their friend and lover dead. 366 days later, he comes back into their world...very much alive; and this is where the play begins.
"Sender" is a wild and hilariously funny exploration of the pain of accepting adulthood and taking responsibility for our own lives.
Ike Holter is a 2017 winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize, one of the highest awards for playwriting in the world. Holter is a resident playwright at Victory Gardens Theater, and has been commissioned by The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, South Coast Repertory and The Playwrights’ Center. His work has been produced at the Steppenwolf Garage, The Philadelphia Theater Company, off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lily Tomlin Center in Los Angeles, True Colors in Atlanta, Forward Theater in Wisconsin, Water Tower Theater in Dallas, 3oaks in Michigan and Jackalope Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, A Red Orchid and The Inconvenience in Chicago. He is the artistic director of The Roustabouts and is a regular performer at Salonathon in Chicago.
Martine is currently President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and an Assistant Professor at SUNY: New Paltz. Her directing credits include a staged reading of Adopting Aunt Tabithafor the Alley Theatre’s HYPE program, Venus and Adonisfor the Classical Theatre Company, Much Ado About Nothingfor Kenyon College, and The Brothers Sizefor the Ancram Opera House. She is the stage adaptor of the Jason Reynolds’ book Long Way Down. Her dramaturgical credits include productions at the Goodman, Court Theatre, Louisville Orchestra, Classical Theatre Company, CATCO, The Kennedy Center, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Martine Kei Green-Rogers
Maurice Chinnery is over the moon to be making his Denizen Theater debut right here in a little town he knows all too well! Maurice holds a BA in Theatre (Performance) from SUNY New Paltz. Some of his favorite credits there include; Oklahoma (Curly), Parade (Jim Conley), and Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus). Regional credits include Mary Poppins (Potsdam Music Theatre) and You Can't Take It With You (Saint Michael's Playhouse). All of my love and gratitude to this unbelievable cast and production team. Wouldn't be here without Mom, Dad, Mama, Uncle Rah, and friends! For you Papa! @m_chinnery
Veronica Cooper is so excited to be working on Sender with Denizen Theatre. Previous work with Primary Stages, Athena Theatre, id Theater, Amios, Inviolet, Nora's Playhouse, Stable Cable Lab Co, Skeleton Rep, and Wolfbane Productions. In addition to her theater projects, Veronica's films have screened at over a dozen film festivals and programs such as Northside, NYC Independent, the Florida Film Festival, and kinda sorta at SXSW. For more updates on her work visit veronicacooper.com
Samantha Jane Williams
Samantha Jane Williams is an actor, singer, dancer and producer from The Bronx. Sammy was part of the New York based non-profit company Bedlam Ensemble where she was a resident actor, producer and company manager. Her work as an actor with Bedlam includes Nothing Person@l (The Producers Club), Pieces (Roy Arias), The Delirium of Edgar Allan Poe (Altered Stages 2), Grandpa Was A Bachelor (45th Street Theatre) and ALICE (The Shell). Outside of Bedlam, Sammy has done background work for Law & Order SVU and stood in for Gabourey Sidibe on Showtime’s The Big C with Laura Linney for three consecutive seasons. She has studied method acting at The Acting Studio under James Price and performed at Broadway Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam and The Duplex. Samantha is 2019 graduate of the Suny New Paltz Theatre Program where she performed in productions such as Mad Forest, The Every 28 Hours Project, Ave Q (U/S) and For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide For When The Rainbow Is Enuf.
Theatre Credits: Capital Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Manhattan Theatre Club, Know Theatre, American Stage, Cider Mill Playhouse and the National Academy for Chinese Theatre Arts in Beijing, China. The Arsonists (Director).
TV Credits: Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl (HBO), The Perfect Murder (Investigation Discovery), Royal Pains (USA),Mysteries of Laura (NBC) and BBASK (Amazon Prime).
Ben has produced original theatre pieces in Binghamton, New York City, Florida, and Colorado. Ben has taught Acting and Theatre classes at colleges in Florida and New York.
MFA: FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training
BA: Honors in Acting/Directing Theatre from Binghamton University
*APPEARS COURTESY ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION
Producing Artistic Director: Harry Lipstein
Co-Artistic Director: Brittany Proia
Co-Artistic Director: Ben Williamson
Artistic Associate/Gallery Curator: Wendy Lipstein
Production Manager: Christine LaBoy
Production Stage Manager: Christine LaBoy
Costume Designer: Eve Lott
Dramaturg: Caitlyn Halvorsen
Lighting Designer: Ryan Finzelber
Master Electrician: Jonathan Nickens
Props Master: Mariah Brengel
Scenic Designer: Crystal Vazquez
Sound Designer: Mike Wood
Intimacy & Fight Choreographer: Benjamin Boucvalt