Kathy Connolly appointed Artistic Director of Holmdel Theatre Company

Congratulations to Kathy Connolly, who has been appointed Artistic Director of the Holmdel Theatre Company in Middletown, NJ. “I look forward to growing the theater with new professionals, community awareness, and student collaboration,” she said.

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John Edgar Barker (’18) receives acclaim for role in AGNES at 59E59

Congrats to John Edgar Barker (Class of 2018) on his acclaimed performance in Lesser America’s AGNES by Catya McMullen playing at 59E59 Theaters through the end of this month! The New York Times raves “Mr. Barker is remarkably magnetic, limning Charlie’s unease and yearning in a performance that allows him to be funny and sympathetic but never pitiful.”

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Nicole Kang (’15) stars in Lifetime’s ‘You’

Nicole Kang (Class of 2015) stars in the new Lifetime series You, premiering September 9 2018. Nicole plays the role of Lynn.

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“What’s Wrong With You” Opens HCLAB Season

New York, NY— August 16, 2018 (updated October 2, 2018): The Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Harold Clurman Laboratory Theater will present What’s Wrong With You, a new play by Jan Rosenberg. What’s Wrong With You runs from September 20-October 8, 2018.

Said Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim, “Jan Rosenberg is a uniquely gifted writer. Hearing her plays is like watching an accident as it happens. Her work is spontaneous, raw, real and you cannot look away. Her additional focus on young people, rarely represented in theater, gives insight and voice to the rising generation. Jan is a compelling writer and I could not be more proud to be part of What’s Wrong With You.”

Jan Rosenberg is the 2018 Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Writer-in Residence. The Division aims to find the best emerging playwrights and support them holistically in their process. Rosenberg rose to the top of the division’s search for a female playwright that received nearly 200 submissions. Six additional playwrights – Nayna Agrawal, Emma Carter, Kati Frazier, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, Jordan Ramirez Puckett and Julie Richardson – also received development opportunities as a result of the search.

What’s Wrong With You tells the story of teenagers Caden and Mae who have a lot of pain, but no bruises to show for it. So they play a dangerous game to teach those that hurt them a lesson. But in a world where everyone’s glued to their phones and social media, how far will they go to demand attention before someone truly gets hurt?

Shira-Lee Shalit (LAByrinth’s Devil of Choice) will direct. The cast features John DiMino, Alondra Perez, Alexander Bartner, Gabi Urquia, Petra Brusiloff, and Amy Lee Pearsall*.

What’s Wrong With You will run from Thursday, September 20, to Saturday, October 8, 2018 with a 7:30pm curtain. Tickets are $20 general admission, $5 for students; a limited number of “pay what you can” tickets will be available at the door for every performance.

To purchase tickets for What’s Wrong With You, visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/998339

More information on What’s Wrong With You can be found at: https://stellaadler.com/cultural-center/harold-clurman-laboratory-theater-company/productions/whats-wrong-with-you/

* Member of Actor’s Equity Association. This is an Equity Approved Showcase.

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Ayla Combes (’17) Presents New Work at Barn Arts Collective


Ayla Combes (Class of 2017) presents her original work The Worker Must Have Bread, but She Must Have Roses Too (Writer/Director), featuring fellow Adler alumni Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Yessi Hernández, Jatnna Marte, Marianly Tejadaand and Siw Laurent as part of the Barn Arts Collective in Maine on August 11th. An all-immigrant and all-female cast brings new life to the story of the young factory workers who were victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911. More info at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/maine/article/THE-WORKER-MUST-HAVE-BREAD-BUT-SHE-MUST-HAVE-ROSES-TOO-Is-Coming-To-Maine-20180803

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Fall Part-time Workshops Announced

The schedule for the 2018 Fall Part-time Workshop sessions has been released. Classes offered include the brand new Sam Schacht Master Class for working actors and the much requested American Accent Acquisition workshop, as well as Acting Technique, Scene Study, On-Camera Technique, Film and TV, and much more. Interviews and enrollment have begun. Classes commence the week of September 10th. Click Here for more information.

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Jane Levy (’10) Stars in Hulu’s “Castle Rock”

Jane Levy (Class of 2010) stars in the new JJ Abrams & Stephen King helmed Hulu series Castle Rock. Levy will be playing the role of Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock. The season premieres July 25th.

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Donna Murphy Returns to Broadway’s “HELLO, DOLLY”

After rave reviews last season, alum Donna Murphy returns to Broadway’s Shubert stage today in HELLO, DOLLY as the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. She will also be performing on July 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 20. Be sure to catch her STUNNING performance!

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Jeff Ward (’09) becomes series regular on Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

It has been announced that Jeff Ward (Class of 2009) who plays Deke Shaw in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will now be a series regular in the upcoming sixth season. Congrats, Jeff!

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Chelsea Frei (’15) Stars in “Sideswiped”

Chelsea Frei (Class of 2015) stars as Jayne Tyler in the Youtube Premium Original Series Sideswiped, also starring Carly Craig and Rosanna Arquette. The series premieres on July 25th.

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