Straight White Men

December 12, 2018 - March 2, 2019 |  Keating Theatre

REGIONAL PREMIERE. Obie Award-winning playwright Young Jean Lee takes a hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama. It’s Christmas Eve, and Ed has gathered his three adult sons to celebrate with matching pajamas, trash talking, amusing antics, and Chinese takeout. But when a question they can’t answer interrupts their holiday cheer, each is forced to confront their own identity. It’s a funny family Christmas that no one can forget.

Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Run Time: 90 minutes without an intermission

Straight White Men is best suited for adult audiences. Patrons should please note that this play contains explicit language and adult themes. In addition, there is loud explicit music during the preshow. 

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Director  |  Kate Alexander
Scenic Designer  |  Sean Fanning
Lighting Designer  |  Thom Beaulieu
Costume Designer  |  Susan Angermann
Sound Designer  |  Thom Korp
Choreography  |  Juliana Davis


Ed | Phillip Clark
Jake  |  Justin Adams
Drew  |  Matt Koenig
Matt  |  Jess Prichard
Person In Charge #1  |  Sandra Caldwell
Person In Charge #2  |  JP Moraga

JUSTIN ADAMS (Jake) New York: Don Juan (title role), The Pearl Theatre; The Little Shubert; The Acting Company; Drama League’s DirectorFest; HERE Studios; 13th Street Rep; Storm Theatre. Regional: Nicholas Nickleby, Parts One and Two (title role), PlayMakers Rep; Amadeus (title role), Northern Stage; Hamlet (title role), Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; FST; Westport Country Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse; Alliance Theatre; Denver Center; Folger Theatre; Portland Stage; Clarence Brown Theatre; Alabama and Texas Shakespeare Festivals; Vineyard Arts Project. Film/TV: Elementary; The Affair; Unforgettable; Blue Bloods; The Cask; Ascension; Independence: Beyond What She Expects; Radio Cape Cod. Training: The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
SANDRA CALDWELL (Person in Charge #1) The New York Times calls Sandra Caldwell a “true entertainer in every sense of the word” after a critically-acclaimed performance as “Mama Darling” in the NY premiere of Charm with MCC Theater Company. Other theater credits: The Original Broadway Company of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, the Original Workshop of Ragtime, Sophisticated Ladies Coming Through Slaughter, and “New Orleans Night” at NY Public Theater. Film credits: Ben Is Back (starring Julia Roberts), Little Men, The Book of Negroes, 19-2, Soul Food, Little Men, and guest starring roles in Law & Order: SVU, Rookie Blue. Additional movie credits: Good Fences (with Whoopie Goldberg), Disney’s The Cheetah Girls, Murder at 1600, Shall We Dance, and was thrilled to appear in Maya Angelou’s directorial debut of Down in the Delta.
PHILLIP CLARK (Ed) is happy to be returning to Florida Studio Theatre after last appearing in Next Fall. He recently appeared Off-Broadway in Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage Company/Transport Group). Broadway: Come Back, Little Sheba; Fifth of July; and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Off-Broadway: Omnium Gatherum; A Last Dance for Sybil; The Director; Romeo & Juliet (Lucille Lortel Theatre); and The Boys in the Band. Regional Theatre: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival); Old Globe; Mark Taper Forum; Huntington; Cleveland Play House; Portland Center Stage; Studio Arena.
MATT KOENIG (Drew) is thrilled to return to FST after eight years, having last performed as an apprentice in the Write-A-Play tour. Upcoming: Sherlock Holmes in the world premiere of The Sign of the Four at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Other theatres: Three wonderful years as a resident artist at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA), Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, Ensemble Theatre Company, Garry Marshall Theatre, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Swan Shakespeare Festival, etc. MFA: UC Irvine

JP MORAGA (Person in Charge #2) is honored to return to FST. Born and raised in the Philippines. A gender non-conformist, activist, and artist. NY Theater: Pillowtalk (Tank Theater), Street Children (Vertigo Theater Company). Regional: A.C.T.’s The Costume Shop Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Riverside Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Walnut Street Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Cleveland Playhouse, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Baldwin-Wallace University Alumni. Live, Laugh, & Love. @jp_moraga.
JESS PRICHARD (Matt) NYC credits: An Occupation of Loss (Greg) and De Materie (Paul Langevin) Park Avenue Armory. Select Regional credits: Venus in Fur (Thomas) - Riverside Theatre, Assassins (Guiteau) Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Julius Caesar (Brutus), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Navarre) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus) - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Shrew! (Petruchio) - Sun Valley Shakespeare, Emma (Mr. Knightley) – Macklanburg Playhouse. TV: Billions (Showtime). MFA: the University of Illinois. Instagram @jesstheactor. More at

Straight From Broadway by Meg Gilbert and Becca Jennings  |  READ

A Holiday Hits Home by Jenna Tonsor  |  READ

From the Outside In by Jenna Tonsor  |  READ

Don't Have a Merry Meltdown by Becca Jennings  |  READ


Playwright Young Jean Lee speaks about the play on The Brian Lehrer Show  |  LISTEN

Delve into Young Jean Lee's "Thoughtful, challenging, and original work" with The Hollywood Reporter  |  READ 

Neil Patrick Harris gives actor Arnie Hammer (who plays Drew in the Broadway production of Straight White Men) advice for his Broadway debut |  WATCH 




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