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May 19, 2018 , The Helen

2018 Roe Green Award Winner

Tiny Houses

by Chelsea Marcantel

Tiny homes are all the rage! Cath is ready for a big change. She quits her lucrative, fast paced job in finance and moves across the country with her boyfriend to build a 200-square-foot tiny house. Turns out that choosing a simpler life can get very complicated. Filled with lovable, idiosyncratic characters each on a quest to find a place to call home, Tiny Houses is a surprising world premiere comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.


2018 Roe Green Award Winner

Artists

Alex Brightwell

Alex Brightwell

(Ollie) is thrilled to be joining New Ground Theatre Festival with Tiny Houses. This spring he made his CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program debut with Fifth of July. He was born in West Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training more(Ollie) is thrilled to be joining New Ground Theatre Festival with Tiny Houses. This spring he made his CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program debut with Fifth of July. He was born in West Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. Credits include Yellow Tree Theater, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Public Theater of Minnesota, the Strange Capers, and the Guthrie Theater.

Mahira Kakkar

Mahira Kakkar

(Jevne) is excited to be back at CPH. Select New York credits include The Winter’s Tale (TFANA), Against the Hillside, When January Feels Like Summer (EST), Romeo and Juliet (Public Mobile Unit), Clive (New Group), Opus (Primary Stages), Harper Regan (Atlantic), Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights Horizons). Select regional theaters include Huntington more(Jevne) is excited to be back at CPH. Select New York credits include The Winter’s Tale (TFANA), Against the Hillside, When January Feels Like Summer (EST), Romeo and Juliet (Public Mobile Unit), Clive (New Group), Opus (Primary Stages), Harper Regan (Atlantic), Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights Horizons). Select regional theaters include Huntington Stage, Denver Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Berkeley Rep, Hartford Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, McCarter Theater. Film and TV includes Hank and Asha, Bite Me (upcoming), The Big C, Louie, Blue Bloods, Blacklist, Law and Order: CI. Training from Juilliard, Harold Guskin, SITI, Public Shakespeare Lab. Proud member of EST, Hero Theater Company, and The Actors Center.

Esau Pritchett

Esau Pritchett

(Jeremiah) Originally from Saginaw, MI, Esau earned a BA in performing Arts/Theatre from Oakland University in Rochester, MI in 1998. Esau first appeared at The Cleveland Play House playing John Proctor in 2016's production of The Crucible. He has worked in many regional theatres across the country over the past more(Jeremiah) Originally from Saginaw, MI, Esau earned a BA in performing Arts/Theatre from Oakland University in Rochester, MI in 1998. Esau first appeared at The Cleveland Play House playing John Proctor in 2016's production of The Crucible. He has worked in many regional theatres across the country over the past fifteen years. His theatre credits include many Shakespeare productions as well as contemporary plays. He has been featured on the long running crime dramas Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Law and Order: SVU. He is also featured in HBO’s crime drama The Night Of, has made appearances on Netflix series Orange is the New Black and Marvel’s Iron Fist. In 2017 Esau appeared as a guest star on NBC's Chicago PD and appeared as a guest star on NBC's The Blacklist in 2018.

Ruibo Qian

Ruibo Qian

(Cath) Off-Broadway and Regional credits include Fucking A (Signature Theater), Bull in a China Shop (Lincoln Center Theatre), Tiger Style! (Huntington Theater, Alliance Theatre), Henry IV Part I (Pearl Theatre Company), Water by the Spoonful (Old Globe), The Nether (SF Playhouse), Golden Child (Silk Road Theatre Company), You For Me more(Cath) Off-Broadway and Regional credits include Fucking A (Signature Theater), Bull in a China Shop (Lincoln Center Theatre), Tiger Style! (Huntington Theater, Alliance Theatre), Henry IV Part I (Pearl Theatre Company), Water by the Spoonful (Old Globe), The Nether (SF Playhouse), Golden Child (Silk Road Theatre Company), You For Me For You (Woolly Mammoth). Film and TV includes Manchester by the Sea, Mozart in the Jungle, Broad City, Jessica Jones. Education: BFA, Boston University; MFA, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program. ruiboqian.com

Daniel Reece

Daniel Reece

(Bohdi) recently finished playing the title character in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Other credits include Belleville, The Realistic Joneses, Owners (Yale Repertory Theatre), Pygmalion, The Bachelors (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Arabian Nights, A Man For All Seasons, HAIR, more(Bohdi) recently finished playing the title character in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Other credits include Belleville, The Realistic Joneses, Owners (Yale Repertory Theatre), Pygmalion, The Bachelors (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Arabian Nights, A Man For All Seasons, HAIR, Love's Labour's Lost (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, Petty Harbour, Dead Ends., Hedda Gabler, Twelfth Night, Sunday in the Park with George (Yale School of Drama). TV credits include Elementary, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Public Morals. Daniel is a co-founder of Old Sound Room. Last year he appeared in their most recent production, JIB, which will be making its New York City debut in 2019. MFA: Yale School of Drama. daniel-reece.com

Kyra Button

(Stage Coordinator) spent the 2017/18 season as the Stage Management Apprentice at Cleveland Play House, getting to work on Shakespeare in Love, Macbeth, The Invisible Hand, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, just to name a few. Her previous credits include The Heart’s Impatience (Shufflefoot Theatre Company, NYC), more(Stage Coordinator) spent the 2017/18 season as the Stage Management Apprentice at Cleveland Play House, getting to work on Shakespeare in Love, Macbeth, The Invisible Hand, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, just to name a few. Her previous credits include The Heart’s Impatience (Shufflefoot Theatre Company, NYC), Resistance (Semicolon Theatre, NYC), A Streetcar Named Desire (St.Ann’s Warehouse, NYC) Medea and Dreamgirls (Red House Arts Center, Syracuse), This Day Forward (The Vineyard Theatre, NYC), and The Intergenerational Project (Rose Bruford, London). She is excited to be continuing her work with the Cleveland Play House and is proud to hold a BFA in Stage Management from Syracuse University’s Department of Drama.

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including The Diary of Anne Frank; Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; more(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including The Diary of Anne Frank; Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; My Name is Asher Lev and CPH readings of Roe Green Award-winning plays Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976; Marjorie Prime and Daphne’s Dive. She joined CPH in 2010, having arrived from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island where she was Resident Director and Artistic Associate for four seasons and Interim Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA in Directing Program for one. She has also directed for The Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among others. A native Ohioan, Laura received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of the 2009-2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.

Rachel Lerner-Ley

(Dramaturg) is in her fifth season at Cleveland Play House, where she is the Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg. Recent dramaturgy at CPH: The Chinese Lady, The Nolan Williams Project, CARE monologues, The Good Peaches, FEED, Little Row Boat, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, The CPH Centennial Plays, and more(Dramaturg) is in her fifth season at Cleveland Play House, where she is the Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg. Recent dramaturgy at CPH: The Chinese Lady, The Nolan Williams Project, CARE monologues, The Good Peaches, FEED, Little Row Boat, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, The CPH Centennial Plays, and the Violins of Hope concert with the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program and The Cleveland Orchestra. Additional dramaturgy credits: Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Civilians, Actors Theatre of Louisville, WildWind Performance Lab at Texas Tech University, Girl Be Heard. As a writer, her plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc. and produced across her home state of Massachusetts as well as in Kentucky, Dubai, and NYC. Graduate of Smith College. Member LMDA.

Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel

(Playwright) reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, and now the Mid-Atlantic, where she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays include Everything is Wonderful, Airness, Ladyish, Devour, and Tiny Houses. more(Playwright) reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, and now the Mid-Atlantic, where she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays include Everything is Wonderful, Airness, Ladyish, Devour, and Tiny Houses. They have been produced around the United States and Canada (and Chelsea is vigorously working on becoming a sensation abroad as well). Chelsea has been entrusted with young minds at Virginia Intermont College and Emory & Henry College, and loved every minute of it. As a writer, Chelsea is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us. She reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries, and listens to a lot of podcasts. Chelsea is an avid self-producer, an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and is definitely working on something amazing right this very minute.

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