Category: Staged Reading
BY ANTON CHEKHOV
ADAPTED BY MICHAEL RAVER
DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER GREENFIELD
Free to Attend!
An adapted staged reading of THE SEAGULL, set in Connecticut in the summer of 1937, just before America joined World War II.
JUDY KAYE, GERRY BAMMAN, MARK H. DOLD, JEFFREY HAYENGA, SUZANNE GRODNER, MICHAEL RAVER, KATIE FABEL, SARAH HANKINS, FENTON LAWLESS, PATRICK PRUDENT, & DAVID TOWNSEND
Alexander Greenfield (Director)
Alexander is an Atlanta-raised, New York-based stage director. This past season, he directed The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez at the Tony-winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (Suzi Award Nomination, Director of a Play). Upcoming: Associate Director of Outside Mullingar, a new Broadway play by John Patrick Shanley at the Manhattan Theatre Club & The City Of Conversation by Anthony Giardina at Lincoln Center Theater. Directing credits include: Happy Days by Beckett, Sweeney Todd (Suzi Award Nomination, Director of a Musical; Seven 2012 Atlanta Theater Fan Awards), A Number by Caryl Churchill, and The Bone Violin by Doug Wright. Staged readings include: Reporting Live at NYMF starring Kate Shindle, Alex Brightman, and Theresa McCarthy & Kind Souls, a new play by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Tom Diggs. Alexander is currently Associate Director to Tony-winning director, Doug Hughes. Broadway credits include: The Big Knife, An Enemy Of The People, The Road To Mecca (dir. Gordon Edelstein), Born Yesterday, Elling, & Mrs. Warrenâ€™s Profession. Other AD credits include: Glengarry Glen Ross at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Ireland and the commercial Off-Broadway production of My Name Is Asher Lev. Proud member of SDC, the theatrical labor union for professional stage Directors and Choreographers.
Michael Raver (Adapter / Playwright / Actor)
Michael Raverâ€™s adaptation of The Picture Of Dorian Gray premiered in New York last summer with Sonnet Repertory Theatre. Earlier this year, his pre-WWII adaptation of The Seagull was presented by The Pearl Theatre Company. A reading of his new play, Fire On Babylon was presented at Manhattan Theatre Clubâ€™s Creative Center in September. He has written articles for Classical TV, Natureâ€™s Post and CoolHunting.com. As an actor: Off-Broadway: Vieux Carre (u/s; The Pearl Theatre Company), The Persians (National Actor’s Theatre). Lincoln Center: Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar (Aquila). Regional: Romeo & Juliet, Cymbeline (Orlando Shakespeare) The Miracle Worker (Ivoryton Playhouse), Romeo & Juliet (Sierra Rep), The Mousetrap (Bristol Valley), Persephone and The Glass Menagerie (New Company). Film/TV: How We Built The Bomb (The Discovery Channel), Hitting Rock Bottom (The History Channel), Gray Matters, Saturday Night Live (NBC) and Gone Away. He is a graduate of Pace University.