BY: KEN URBAN
DIRECTED BY: KNUD ADAMS
MARCH 6-7, 2020 | 08:00 PM
THEATER AT W97 | 345 VASSAR STREET
A staged reading of Senior Lecturer Ken Urban’s new play in progress.
Over ten years ago, Bennett and Leslie experience unspeakable tragedy. Bennett is a music journalist who in the face of great loss can no longer listen to music, while Leslie runs away from her old life when she realizes her relationship cannot recover. In the Hudson Valley, at a chance meeting at the farmers market, these two strangers develop an impossibly strong connection. It’s an encounter they can’t forget. On this sleepless night, they both wonder what could have been.
Ken Urban (Playwright) Ken’s plays include A Guide for the Homesick, The Remains, Sense of an Ending, The Correspondent, A Future Perfect, The Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced at the Huntington Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Trafalgar Studios in the West End, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Theatre503 (London) and First Floor Theater. Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellowship, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship, and MacDowell Colony Fellowships. He wrote the screenplay for the feature-film adaptation of The Happy Sad. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, and they have been featured in numerous monologue anthologies. He is the head of dramatic writing at MIT.
Knud Adams (Director) Recent credits include The Headlands (Christopher Chen, LCT3); Paris (Eboni Booth, Atlantic); Notes on My Mother's Decline (Andy Bragen, PlayCo); Tin Cat Shoes (Trish Harnetiaux, Clubbed Thumb); and Marie and Bruce (Wallace Shawn, JACK). Alumnus of the Drama League Next Stage Residency and Directing Fellowship, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency and Kenyon College.
Marianna Bassham (LESLIE) has appeared most recently at The Huntington Theater (Sweat) and SpeakEasy Stage (Admissions). She has also appeared with Playwrights Horizons, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Underground Railway Theater, The Lyric, New Rep, The Nora, Greater Boston Stage Company, and Boston Playwrights, Gamm Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Elm Shakespeare, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre. Film/TV: Moonrise Kingdom, Olive Kitteridge, Castle Rock. She is an IRNE and Elliot Norton award recipient, and teaches at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Brad Heberlee (BENNETT) most recently appeared in Make Believe at Second Stage and Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie with The Mad Ones at Ars Nova. Off-Broadway: A Life (Playwrights Horizons), Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova), Peter Pan (Bedlam), These Paper Bullets! (The Atlantic), This Beautiful City (The Vineyard/Civilians), Vanity Fair, The Bald Soprano (The Pearl), The Thugs (SoHo Rep). Regional: Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, The Geffen Playhouse, Center Theatre Group, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The McCarter, ART, The Huntington, The Denver Center, Center Stage Baltimore. Television: "Madam Secretary", "Monsterland", “White Collar”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Person Of Interest”, “Unforgettable”. Education: Yale School of Drama.