Actually

By Anna Ziegler

Show Details
Actually

Directed By:
Mary MacDonald Kerr

Featuring:
Eva Nimmer & Preston Tate, Jr.

Approximate Run Time:
90 minutes with no intermission

About the Play

Tom and Amber are college freshmen at Princeton. They are overwhelmed, overstimulated, sleep-deprived, surrounded by strangers, full of tension, uncertainty, and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong?

ACTUALLY is a smart, profound exploration of the culture of sexual consent. A perfectly complex tale for our #MeToo Age.

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Performances

About The Playwright

Anna Ziegler

Anna Ziegler’s play PHOTOGRAPH 51, produced on the West End starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Michael Grandage, won London’s 2016 WhatsOnStage award for Best New Play. It was selected as a “Best of the Year” play by The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post (twice) and The Telegraph, and has been produced around the country and the world, most recently in Hamburg, Rome, and Stockholm. Her play THE LAST MATCH premiered at The Old Globe Theatre and was nominated for the 2016 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding New Play award. BOY, which premiered off-Broadway in a Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre co-production, was nominated for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award. A DELICATE SHIP was produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Playwrights Realm and was a New York Times and Time Out Critic’s Pick. Anna holds commissions from Second Stage Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse and Seattle Rep. Oberon Books has published a collection of her work entitled “Anna Ziegler: Plays One.” She holds a BA from Yale and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

The Artists

Director bt Mary MacDonald Kerr
Featuring Eva Nimmer as Amber  and Preston Tate, Jr. as Tom

PRODUCTION MANAGER ..................Bailey Wegner
ASST. PRODUCTION MANAGER.........Colin Gawronski
STAGE MANAGER.................................Jessica Connelly*
DRAMATURGE.....................................Cat Rodríguez
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR........................Anthony Lyons
LIGHTING DESIGN...............................Aaron Sherkow
SCENIC DESIGN....................................Jody Sekas
SOUND DESIGN...................................Josh Schmidt~
COSTUME DESIGN..............................Amy Horst
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR..................Shelby Kaishian
SCENERY CONSTRUCTION CREW.....Anthony Lyons,
                                                               Timothy Linn
SCENIC PAINTING...............................Amanda Marsala,                                                                            Chrissy Piontek

INTIMACY DIRECTOR.........................Christopher Elst
DECK CHIEF &
COVID COMPLIANCE OFFICER..........Natasha Goeller
MASTER ELECTRICIAN........................Elizabeth Oppermann
HOU......................................................Libby Amato,
Barb Slagter, Audwin Short, Chris Flieller, Caroline Norton

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America
~ Member of United Scenic Artists Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

ACTUALLY effectively questions a lot of dangerous lessons that young adults absorb about body image, sex, drinking, consent and responsibility, even in the ranks of higher education.

- The Washington Post

Due to the COVID19 crisis we cancelled all live performances of ACTUALLY in 2019-2020 but we had a chance to record a fully staged rehearsal and offer it online through a streaming service. The video received rave reviews and that's why we're bringing ACTUALLY back this season. It's a show that must be seen. Here are just a few of the reviews...

PRESS

"... one of the most nuanced explorations of consent or lack thereof that I've ever seen on stage or in TV or film. Mary MacDonald Kerr directed this deeply involving performance." - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel March 15, 2022

 

“... a compelling and thought-provoking play that focuses not on aggressors and victims, but on survivors." - Shepherd Express March 16, 2022

 

“Tightly directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr ,who moves the conversations along smartly …”

- Urban Milwaukee March 16, 2022

 

“Sensitively directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr and featuring two fantastic actors …”

- Gwendolyn Rice's blog March 21, 2022
 

Renaissance Theaterworks' "Actually" returns to the stage after being canceled by the pandemic.

WISN 12 Arts Avenue: Renaissance Theaterworks' 'Actually' Mar 19, 2022

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Photo Gallery

Photos shown are from the fully staged rehearsal streamed on demand in April, 2020.