Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Cast & Credits
NEXT PERFORMANCE - MAY 24th, 2004 7:30 PM - T.H.A.W. (Theaters Against Wars)Freedom Follies - Cherry Lane Theatre - 38 Commerce Street - Greenwich Village. A reading of Act IV Scene II. Alex Emanuel as NYC writer Ted Wolf, Ron Brynaert as New York Magazine Editor Harold Reynolds. Direction by Thomas Abbey.
December 8th, 2003 - T.H.A.W. FREEDOM FOLLIES - The Alwan Center for the Arts - 16 Beaver Street #4 - New York City. A reading of Act II Scene II
- Alex Emanuel as NYC writer Ted Wolf*
- Zach Zito as Australian Unilateral Terry Moran
- Direction by Thomas Abbey
November 17th, 2003 - Another Urban Riff - 320 West 37th Street - New York City. First Public Reading.
- ALEX EMANUEL as TED WOLF*
- SEANA LEE WYMAN as AMY DOWNDEN
- BILL GORMAN as HAROLD REYNOLDS*
- DAN SNOW as LT. COL. TAYLOR*
- ZACH ZITO as TERRY MORAN
- STEPHEN LEE ASHBY as DEPUTY ADAM WALTERS
- IAN CAMPBELL DUNN as PFC MARKS
- MASON PETTIT as LANCE CORP IRWIN
- CHRIS CHAN as PFC SANTANA
- ELVIS O. NOLASCO as CORP LANG*
- DAVE SPORER as PFC EDWARDS & KELLY ASHE
- DAVE DIXON as SGT DRUDGE
- THOM ABBEY - DIRECTOR
- LILITH BEITCHMAN - PRODUCTION MANAGER
- CELINE BEITCHMAN - ARTWORK
- * Appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
- TED WOLF - New York City Magazine Writer, the son of a renowned activist/journalist, who has become more moderate in his politics since the events of 9-11, in his mid-thirties.
- AMY DOWDEN - Ted's live-in girlfriend, a city college teacher's assistant, in her mid-to-late-thirties.
- HAROLD REYNOLDS - Managing Editor of New York City Magazine, a former News Bureau Chief for The Washington Times, who resembles Donald Rumsfeld, in his mid-sixties.
- TERRY MORAN - Australian freelance journalist, extremely cynical but debonair, in his mid-fifties.
- LT. COLONEL BILLY TAYLOR - US Marine instructor of a chemical weapons course for the Embed Program Boot Camp, tough but with a folksy wit, in his late-forties.
- ADAM WALTERS - Deputy from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (OASD (PA)), a nebbish official, in his early forties.
- MARKS - PFC from the 3/4 US Marines, and a sniper, a metal head from Pennsylvania, in his early-twenties.
- IRWIN - Lance Corporal from the 3/4 US Marines, and a sniper, an aspiring actor from Hollywood, in his early-twenties.
- SANTANA - PFC from the 3/4 US Marines, and a go-for, a non-naturalized Mexican-American from Texas, in his late-teens.
- LANG - Corporal from the 3/4 US Marines, and a rifleman, an African-American from Brooklyn, who enlisted for college money, in his early-twenties.
- EDWARDS - PFC from the 3/4 US Marines, and a rifleman, that spent time in reform school, from South Carolina, in his early twenties.
- DRUDGE - Sergeant from the 3/4 US Marines, and the squad leader, proud to be a Republican from Texas, in his mid-to-late twenties.
- KELLY ASHE - Cable newschannel cameraman and Gulf War vet, the all-American son of a former NYC police commissioner, in his late-thirties.
ACTS & SCENES
- ACT I - New York City, February 2003
- Scene 1 - Feb 15, TED's Bedroom in Clinton Hill, night
- Scene 2 - Feb 16, HAROLD's Office at NYC Magazine, morning
- ACT II - Quantico, Virginia & New York City, February 2003
- Scene 1 - Feb 17, Marine Training Classroom, morning
- Scene 2 - Feb 17, Quantico Base Saloon, night
- Scene 3 - Feb 20, TED's Bedroom in Clinton Hill, night
- ACT III - Iraq, March-April 2003
- Scene 1 - March 24, Southern desert, noon
- Scene 2 - April 7, Diyala Bridge, night
- Scene 3 - April 9, Firdos Square, Baghdad, morning
- ACT IV - New York City & San Diego, April-May 2003
- Scene 1 - April 14, TED's Bedroom in Clinton Hill, noon
- Scene 2 - April 20, HAROLD's Office, NYC Magazine, morning
- Scene 3 - May 24, Camp Pendleton Base Saloon, night
This play is dedicated to the unilateral journalists murdered in Iraq.