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Media Alert: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of New York Stage and Film’s “We Are Here”

Media Advisory
for Tuesday, June 8, 2010



Who: The cast and creative team of New York Stage and Film’s production of We Are Here, including de’Adre Aziza, Uzo Aduba, Adriane Lenox, Larry Pine, Adam Rothenberg, Michael Cummings, playwright Tracy Thorne and director Sheryl Kaller, plus founder and producing director Mark Linn-Baker and Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir playwright, Keith Bunin.

What: New York Stage and Film’s 2010 season kick-off with the cast and creative team of We Are Here, premiering on June 29, 2010 at Vassar College’s Powerhouse Theatre.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Second Stage
305 West 43rd Street

Check-in: 10:50 a.m.
Meet & Greet/Photo-Op: 11:00 a.m.
Event ends: 12:00 noon

Note: We Are Here, by actor and playwright Tracy Thorne and directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, offers a glimpse at three generations of a family possessing wit, endurance, and compassion in the face of unimaginable loss. As the joyful past and devastated present are braided together with song, young parents Billie (de'Adre Aziza) and Hal (Adam Rothenberg), together with Billie's sister Shawn (Uzo Aduba) and their parents Everett (Larry Pine) and Vera (Adriane Lenox), search for the strength to live on.

Founded in 1985 by Producing Directors Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer and Leslie Urdang, and now under the leadership of Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer and Managing Director Nicki Genovese, New York Stage and Film (SAF) is a not-for-profit company dedicated to the development and production of new works for theater and film. SAF has developed and produced premiere works by such writers as John Patrick Shanley, Jon Robin Baitz, Steve Martin, Theresa Rebeck, and Eve Ensler (www.newyorkstageandfilm.org).

Powerhouse Theater, now entering its 26th season, is the result of a unique collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar College. Powerhouse steadfastly supports both emerging and established artists. Since its inception in 1985, Powerhouse has played a significant role in the development of hundreds of new plays, provided a home for a diverse group of artists free from critical and commercial pressures, and established itself as a vital cultural institution for the Hudson Valley, the New York metropolitan area, and the surrounding region. (powerhouse.vassar.edu)

RSVP to Elizabeth Wagner
elizabeth@oandmco.com / (212) 695-7400