Monday, December 23, 2013

Look Who’s Featured in Zoe Kazan’s New Play

THE CAST:  Tate Ellington, Celeste Den, Michael Weston and Aya Cash
Trudy is a young adult fiction writer living in Brooklyn with her husband; Max is a famous writer just in from Los Angeles. When they meet at a writers’ room, the chemistry and connection are instant and soon the pair has to wrestle with what that friendship means and whether it’s possible to love two people, completely. That’s a quick overview of Zoe Kazan’s new play, Trudy and Max in Love.

The tight-knit cast is excited to create the roles in this production—four actors create the characters of Trudy and Max and all of the people who inhabit their world. You’ll see both familiar and new faces in the cast:

Aya Cash (Trudy) makes her SCR debut with this production. She is a New York-based actress last seen on the west coast in Seminar at the Ahmanson Theatre. Her New York theatre credits include shows at Playwrights Horizons (The Pain and the Itch, Three Changes), Atlantic Theater Company (Happy Hour, Offices), Manhattan Theatre Club (From Up Here), Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Killers and Other Family), Ars Nova (Playlist, Missed Connections) MCC Theater (The Other Place) and SPF (Whore, Not Waving). Her film credits include Sleepwalk With Me, The Oranges, The Bits In Between, Deception, Off Jackson Avenue, Winter of Frozen Dreams, The Happy House, the upcoming, Can A Song Save Your Life? and Why Now? Cash was a series regular on the Fox series “Traffic Light” and has filmed pilots for NBC, FOX, CW and FX, as well as guest-starred on many New York-based shows. She recently recurred on “The Newsroom” and “We are Men” and can currently be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Celete Den (Other Woman) returns after appearing in this season’s Death of a Salesman and last season’s international tour of Chinglish at SCR, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Her other theatre credits include the world premieres of Wild Swans at American Repertory Theatre and Young Vic in London; Between Two Friends and Island at Actors Theatre of Louisville; 11 Septembre 2001 and Peach Blossom Fan with Center for New Performance; Spit, Shine, Glisten with Cotsen Center for Puppetry; and Laws of Sympathy with Playwrights’ Arena. Regional credits include King Lear with Center for New Performance; Conjunto at Borderlands Theatre; Othello at The Theatre @ Boston Court; The Joy Luck Club at East West Players; The Merchant of Venice with LA Women’s Shakespeare; and Attrapee with Poor Dog Group. Her film and television credits include “Dumb American Family,” “Castle,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Doctor” and “Larry Crowne.” Den received her BFA from the University of Florida and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

Tate Ellington (Other Man) is making his SCR debut and is thrilled to be part of this production. His previous theatre credits include the Broadway production of The Philanthropist and off-off Broadway in Dog Sees God (original cast) and The Shape of Things. He has appeared on television in “The Good Wife,” “The Walking Dead,” “Psych,” “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23,” “Wolfpack of Reseda” and “Rescue Me.” His film credits include The Elephant King, The Kitchen, Remember Me, Breaking Upwards, The Invention of Lying. He earned his BFA at the University of Mississippi. Tate also is an accomplished visual artist.

Michael Weston (Max) is making his SCR debut. His theatre credits include the off-Broadway productions of Extinction and Snakebit; regionally he appeared in Dead End, Matchmaker, Johnny on the Spot and Misha’s Party (all at Williamstown Theatre Festival); in the Los Angeles productions of Other Desert Cities (Center Theatre Group) and Waverly Gallery (Pasadena Playhouse). His films include Expecting, Quad, Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best, State of Play, Last Kiss, Love Wedding Marriage, Wedding Daze, Garden State, Pathology, Dukes of Hazzard, Harts War, Lucky Numbers, Wishcraft, Getting to Know You and Coyote Ugly, among others, as well as the upcoming Wish I Was Here, Gravy and See You in Valhalla. He has done large recurring arcs on several television shows including  “House,” “Six Feet Under,” “Psych,” “Scrubs,” “Law & Order: SVU,” and the upcoming “Those Who Kill.” His other television work includes Coma (mini-series), “The Office,” “White Collar,” “CSI: N.Y.,” “The Good Guys” and “NCIS: L.A.” and yes, “Burn Notice,” among others.

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