Live Broadcast examines the relationship between Hollywood, politics, and the media. When a young conservative
movie star appears on a prime time political talk show he plunges his carefully orchestrated career into jeopardy.
DC Theatre Scene says:Presented as part of the 2011 Capital Fringe Festival, performance dates are: Wed. July 13 at 6 pm; Thurs. July 14 at 9 pm; Sat. July 16 at 2:45 pm; and Tues. July 19 at 7 pm. All performances will be held at The Wonderbox at 629 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC. Buy tickets HERE.
"This is a very, very good play… Run, don't walk."
"…gets right at the heart of the profound dysfunction and dissonance that is tearing this country apart."
"I don’t believe I’ve heard dialogue that so closely mirrors reality other than from Aaron Sorkin."
Read the full review HERE.
MD Theatre Guide says:
"Don’t miss this show!"
"The acting, the text, and the general rhythm of the play were perfect."
"…the best show I have seen so far at The Capital Fringe Festival."
Read the full review HERE.
If you would like to donate to this production, you may do so HERE. Thank you for your support!
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Nick DePinto* (Jack) has been working as a professional actor on stage and screen for more than a dozen years. A veteran of the NYC acting scene as well as 6 national tours, he is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Theatre Arts Dept. of McDaniel College in Westminster, MD (one of the 40 “Colleges That Change Lives” in the US, as cited by author Loren Pope). Nick is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre (American Studio) where he studied the basics of modern acting performance and theory in depth from world masters. He received his MFA from The Hilberry Theatre in Detroit, and also holds a BA from Wittenberg University. Nick lives in the nation’s capital with his wife and two cats. His spare time is reserved for painting, rock ‘n’ roll, and comic books.
Marni Penning* (Jane) is a two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee who just finished playing Maggie in Michael Hollinger's Red Herring for Washington Stage Guild. An Arlington native who has appeared in 53 productions of 24 of Shakespeare's plays, Marni toured the US and UK for three years with what is now the American Shakespeare Center, then moved to the midwest and co-founded Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, for whom she performed over 35 roles, including Juliet, Kate, Rosalind, Beatrice, and Hamlet. She has performed in New York and on regional stages for the past 10 years, including Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, American Century Theater, The Folger, Georgia Shakespeare, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Human Race Theatre, Wayside Theatre, and Totem Pole Playhouse. Marni has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Guiding Light, All My Children, Law & Order: SVU, The Sopranos, Mona Lisa Smile, and several independent films. She is on the faculty of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, is a private Shakespeare coach, a playwright, as well as a professional Sarah Palin impersonator. Much love to my family and my beloved husband Johnny. www.marnipenning.com
Tonya Beckman Ross* (Madeline) DC Area: Lady Windermere’s Fan, Love’s Labors Lost (Shakespeare Theatre Co.); Long Christmas Ride Home, The Internationalist (Studio Theatre); Sabrina Fair (Ford's Theatre); Crime and Punishment, Alice, Wrinkle in Time (Round House Theatre); Game of Love and Chance, As You Like It (Folger Theatre); Shear Madness, Unleashed, American Scrapbook (The Kennedy Center); Mikveh (Theater J); also Charter Theatre; Olney Theatre; Taffety Punk; Actors’ Salon. Regional: Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Fulton Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre, Human Race Theatre. Instructor: Theatre Lab. Training: MFA, Ohio University Professional Actor Training Program. Upcoming: Bootleg King John and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, both for Taffety Punk; The Gaming Table at Folger Theatre. Tonya is proud to be a Taffety Punk.
John William Schiffbauer (Playwright/Sound Designer/Tom) Off Broadway: Tartuffe (The Pearl Theatre Company), Taming Of The Shrew, Twelfth Night (Classic Stage Company), Happy Go Lucky (The Ensemble Studio Theatre); Off Off Broadway: Another Country (dir. Diane Paulus), Live Broadcast (2009 NY Fringe Festival), Father Mike (The Gallery Players), Kerouac (13th Street Repertory Company), Richard III (Brooklyn Lyceum), The Tempest (Eastwood Amphitheatre); Regional: All’s Well That Ends Well, An Ideal Husband (The Shakespeare Theatre Company). John William is an emerging playwright and director. His own original plays have been produced both in New York and regionally. M.F.A. Columbia University. B.A. Bard College.
Daniel Flint (Director) is an actor, producer, director, designer, and playwright. Recent credits include: Guthrie in Night and Day at Washington Shakespeare Company, The Interpreter in All’s Well That Ends Well at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Edward Kelly in Burn Your Bookes (Premiere) at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. Other credits include: Murderer in Richard III, Intiman Theatre (dir. Bartlett Sher); The Provost in Variations on Measure for Measure, Tygres Heart Shakespeare (dir. Charles Marowitz. Daniel is part of One Lump or Two Productions, for which he co-created The Elsinore Diaries (Seattle Fringe Sold Out Award.) He is a Company Member and technical director/designer at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. He is an associated artist at Faction of Fools Theatre Company where he acts, produces, and designs. Daniel is also the Technical Director for Constellation Theatre Company. Other directing projects include his own works, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Chant!, and currently The Golem. Others include Neighborhoodlum, and Pvt. Wars. Daniel received his MFA from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.
* DENOTES MEMBER OF ACTOR'S EQUITY Association
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To download the press release for Live Broadcast, please click HERE.
To download the press photos for Live Broadcast, please click HERE.
—Photos courtesy of Abois Photography
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For more information prior to July 12, please contact Richard Byrne via phone: 202 494 6131 or email email@example.com. After July 12, please contact Daniel Flint via phone: 206-713-6992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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