For Immediate Release:
YONDER WINDOW THEATRE COMPANY& Executive Producer, LISA DOZIER
The World Premiere of
Written by GRANT MacDERMOTT
Directed by KATIE McHUGH
DOMINIC FUMUSA, ABIGAIL HAWK, and JESSICA PIMENTEL
Performances begin September 8, 2022
Opening Night is Wednesday, September 14, 2022
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
New York: Yonder Window Theatre Company and Executive Producer Lisa Dozier are proud to announce the World premiere of Grant MacDermott’s play JASPER off-Broadway, directed by Katie McHugh. Performances will begin on September 8 in advance of its opening night on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St). Tickets are $25- $75 and can be purchased by visiting YonderWindow.co.
Facing the reality of their son’s illness, a couple manages to keep both their child and marriage alive. But when a chance encounter gives birth to an innocent lie it could unravel everything.
The cast includes Dominic Fumusa (Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie”; Film: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Broadway: Wait Until Dark), Abigail Hawk (TV’s “Blue Bloods”), and Jessica Pimentel (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”), the understudies are Justin Adams (TV: “The Affair”) is Jessica DiGiovanni (MCC’s Seared, MTC’s Close Up Space).
The creative team includes set and costume design by Michael Gianfrancesco; lighting design by Robin A. Paterson; sound design by John Gromada, the intimacy director is Judi Lewis-Ockler and casting is by JZ Casting. The production stage manager is Merrick Williams, production management is FIVE OHM, and LDK Productions is the general manager.
JASPER won the TRU New Voices Award in 2018. In the summer of 2019, Yonder Window Theatre Company produced an AEA industry staged reading in collaboration with Adelaide Raleigh Productions and Boz and the Bard Productions.
JASPER is written by Grant MacDermott; directed by Katie McHugh
Performances will begin on September 8 – October 6, 2022
Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 PM; Saturday at 8 PM
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM
Tickets are $25- $75 and can be purchased by visiting YonderWindow.co.
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 W 42nd Street
GRANT MacDERMOTT (Playwright) Plays include: The Play About The Head Transplant (Bay Area Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist 2019, Wordsmyth Festival Semi-Finalist 2019), without you but also with you too as well (Play Penn Semifinalist 2017), An Independent Study on Race and the Brain (O’Neill Playwright’s Festival Semi-Finalist 2014, PlayPenn Semi-Finalist 2015), and Like a Queen or Whatever (Project Y, Jersey City Theater). His most recent ten-minute play Playwright A Departure was named one of the Best 10-Minute Plays of 2019 and has been published by Smith and Kraus. Other works include Dinner (Project Y, published by Indie Theater Now), Kings Richard (Boston Theatre Marathon), Sit Down, Daisy (Nylon Fusion Theatre, Barrow Group), What Men Do Alone On Islands (Come As You Are Festival), 10 Reasons Why Hamlet is Totally Gay (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). He has been a part of Interim Writers Writing Collective, Project Y Writers’ Fellowship, and Athena’s Writing Fellowship. He is originally from New Jersey.
KATIE McHUGH (Director) is an award-winning international theatre director, producer, and educator specializing in devised and experimental theatre and the development of new work. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of Yonder Window Theatre Company, based in New York. Katie holds a BA in Theatre from Florida State University and an MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama. She is the Founding Director of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company and Co-Founder of the Teen Shakespeare Conservatory. In 2020, Katie and her team, under the banner of Yonder Window, worked to create Stagepunch.com, a platform for mentoring young artists pursuing a performing arts career. Katie and Grant have developed and worked on over a dozen of Grant’s plays over the 5 years since they first began their collaboration as Director and Writer with Jasper. For a full bio, including selected directing credits, visit https://yonderwindow.co/katiemchugh.
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