My Lord, What a NightBy Deborah Brevoort
In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invited her to stay in his own home, sparking a lifelong friendship.
Based on actual events, this insightful new play offers a rare glimpse into real-life struggles faced by two 20th century icons. My Lord, What a Night was produced at Florida Studio Theatre as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters were Contemporary American Theatre Festival (West Virginia) and Orlando Shakes (Florida). For more information, please visit nnpn.org.
Lighting in a bottle
ROD BROGAN FST: American Son, The Drolls (The Playwrights Project). Broadway: MTC: Mauritius. Off-Broadway: Irish Rep: Beyond The Horizon, Burial At Thebes; Mint: Mary Broome; Irondale: Treasure Island. Select Regional: Guthrie, Old Globe, Baltimore Center Stage, City Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Syracuse Stage, Bard Summerscape. Film/TV: The Winning Season, Major Dad (series regular), Homeland, Manifest, Unforgettable, American Odyssey, Oz, Third Watch, One Life To Live, Law & Order, GirlTalk. Video Game: Grand Theft Auto 5. Education: MFA: The Old Globe/USD.
NEHASSAIU DEGANNES FST: Other People’s Money. Off-Broadway: Soho Rep, LaMaMa. Regional: Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Studio Theatre, DC, Barrington Stage, WAM, Shakespeare & Co., Underground Railway Theater, Luna Stage, Chicago Shakes, Harlem Shakespeare Festival, John Drew Theatre, COCo Dance Theatre, Trinity Rep & more. International: Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Passe Muraille, Stratford Festival of Canada. Virtual: Vermont Northern Stage, Arena Stage’s Flash Acts Festival. Film: Equal Standard. Her poetry book, Music for Exile, was published by Tupelo Press in February 2021.
DAVID EDWARDS Broadway/Tour: The Producers, By Jeeves, The Rothschilds. Off-Broadway: The Fantasticks, Room Service, Ionescopade, The Disputation, etc. Regional: Man of La Mancha, La Cage aux Folles, Camelot, A Little Night Music, Irma Vep, Little Me, 1776, A Few Good Men, Ragtime, The Cripple of Inishmaan, etc at The Ordway, Eugene O’Neill Center, Westchester Broadway Theatre, The Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare, Portland Stage, GeVA, Bristol Riverside, Gateway Playhouse, Syracuse Stage. Film & TV: Belly, The Fantasticks: Try to Remember, Meshuggah-Nuns, The Good Wife.
THURSDAY FARRAR Select Credits: Broadway: Aida, Parade, Once Upon a Mattress. Off-Broadway: Regrets (MTC), St. Louis Woman, Golden Boy (City Center), National tours: Flashdance, Les Miserables, Carousel. Regional: First Wives Club (Old Globe), Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center), To Kill a Mockingbird (Weston Playhouse), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Cincinnati Shakespeare) Proposals (Flat Rock Playhouse) TV: Manifest, Modern Love, Search Party, Gotham, Bull, The Blacklist, The Americans. Film: The Brian Banks Story, Across The Tracks, Brother. Awards: Audelco, Drama-Logue.
Director | Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer | Isabel & Moriah Curly-Clay
Lighting Designer | Michael Pasquini
Costume Designer | Lea Umberger
Sound Designer | Thom Korp
Stage Manager | Tori Heikenfeld*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.