September 22, 2022 By Vaseline

World premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS presented at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 in November

World premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS presented at Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 in November

The Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3 presents the World Premiere of YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS, a new play by Julia May Jonas directed by Annie Tippe which opens Saturday, 19th at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). Opening night is Monday 5th December.

HER OWN PERSONAL EXEGAGE will star with Hannah Cabell, Cole Doman, Annie Fang, Savidu Geevaratne and Mia Pak.

In the sanctuaries, hallways and lounges of a liberal community, Brian (Savidu Geevaratne) strives for power, Addie (Mia Pak) attempts transformation and Beatrice (Annie Fang) struggles with the darkness. Meanwhile, Kat (Hannah Cabell), the youth pastor, can’t stop looking into the concerned eyes of her parishioner, Chris (Cole Doman). Featuring original music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong, YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS is a refreshingly hilarious and insidiously devastating collision of coming-of-age eroticism and religious ecstasy.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGAGE will have sets by Brett J. Banakis, costumes by Wendy Yang, lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew, sound by Stowe Nelson and original music by Brian Cavanagh-Strong. Karen Evanouskas is the stage manager.

JULIA MAY JONAS is an author and founder of the theater company Nellie Tinder. Her theater work has been presented/developed with The Bushwick Starr, New Georges, Ars Nova, Target Margin, PRELUDE, The Great Plains Theater Conference, Montclair State New Works Initiative, NACL and others. Her debut novel Vladimir was published by Avid Reader Press in February 2022 and has been recognized as “Best Book of 2022 (soph)” by Time Magazine, New York Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Town & Country, Esquire and NPR and selected as an Editor’s Pick of the New York Times. Julia has taught at Skidmore College and New York University and lives in Brooklyn with her family. Your Own Personal Exegesis marks her Lincoln Center Theater debut.

Annie Tippe is a director and creator of new work, musical theater and film. Her recent work in theater includes the premiere of Dave Malloy’s Octet at Signature, for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Director and was named a finalist for the SDC Callaway Award. Other work includes the premiere and subsequent tours of Dave Malloy’s award-winning Ghost Quartet, Britta Johnson’s Life After (Goodman; Jeff Award nominee), the premiere of Leslye Headland’s Cult of Love (IAMA Theater Company), Bess Wohl’s Continuity (Goodman) , Tony Meneses’ The Hombres (Two River), James + Jerome’s INK (co-directed with Rachel Chavkin, Under the Radar/Met Museum) and THE CONVERSATIONALISTS (Bushwick Starr). Her film, Help Me Marry, which she wrote and directed, recently won Best Narrative Short at the Lower East Side Film Festival. She is a former director-in-residence of Ars Nova, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a graduate of the Williamstown Directing Corps. Upcoming shows include the premiere of Molly Beach Murphy and Jeanna Phillips’ Cowboy Bob (Alley Theatre, 2023). Your Own Personal Exegesis marks her Lincoln Center Theater debut. annietippe.com

In addition to YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS, Lincoln Center Theater is currently producing Becky Nurse of Salem, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Rebecca Taichman, opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on Thursday, October 27 ahead of a Monday, November , will be listed 21 opening night. This spring, Lincoln Center Theater will produce Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot, featuring a book by Academy Award- and Emmy-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and directed by Bartlett Sher, which premieres Thursday with the performances will begin. March 9 and open Thursday April 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre; plus additional productions to be announced at both the Mitzi E. Newhouse and Claire Tow theaters. This fall, LCT is also co-producing acclaimed playwright Adrienne Kennedy’s Broadway debut in Ohio State Murders, directed by Kenny Leon. Performances begin Friday November 11th and open Thursday December 8th at the newly opened James Earl Jones Theatre.

LCT debut. Broadway: The Father, a Man for All Seasons. Off-Broadway includes The Underlying Chris, Fairview (2019 Pulitzer Prize), Venus, The Moors (Lucille Lortel nomination), Men on Boats, Grounded (Drama Desk nomination), 3C, Compulsion. Regional: world premieres of The Moors; Marie Antoinette; Obligation; Sarah Ruhl’s Three Sisters and In the Next Room or the Vibrator Game. On TV, “Law & Order”, “The Blacklist”, “Madam Secretary”, “The Good Fight”, “Mr. Robot” and “The Leftovers”. Movie: Thine Ears Shall Bleed (coming soon), The Surrogate, Luce. Writer/director of Lost Nation (short film). Education: MFA, NYU.

LCT debut. In Chicago, Cole has worked with Drury Lane Oakbrook, Chicago Shakespeare, Chicago Dramatists and studied at the School at Steppenwolf with Amy Morton, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Michael Patrick Thornton and others. He made his film debut in the title role in the critically acclaimed Henry Gambles Birthday Party, directed by Stephen Cone. He also stars in Uncle Frank (Sundance 2020, Amazon Studios) as a young Frank Bledsoe (played by Paul Bettany) from writer/director Alan Ball. On television, he has appeared in Gossip Girl, Modern Family, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, Equal, and Shameless. This fall, he will return for Season 2 of Gossip Girl and appear on Showtime’s upcoming series Let the Right One In. He developed and stars in the short film Starfuckers directed by Antonio Marziale (Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale 2022). Most recently, he starred in Matt Fifer’s second feature film, Treatment, which was produced by AMC’s Shudder. He is currently producing Vuk Lungulov-Klotz’ debut film Mutt, executive producer Silas Howard, and pre-production for Zia Anger’s My First Film.

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ANNIE FANG

LCT debut. Off Broadway: SHHHH (Atlantic Theater Company). Select region: Thrive (American Shakespeare Center), This Is The Week That Is (1812 Productions), SHIP (Azuka Theatre), Man of God (InterAct Theatre). @thefatpecan

SAVIDU GEEVARATNE

LCT and Off-Broadway debut. He graduated from NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway last spring. Previous projects include As You Like It, Spring Awakening, Head Over Heels, An Experiment (directed by Tiffany Rachelle Stewart) and a number of original musical collaborations with Graduate Musical Theater Authors. He spent his summers singing up and down Cape Cod as part of “Hyannis Sound,” a professional a cappella group.

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MIA PAK. LCT3: In the countryside. Theater includes Suffs (The Public Theatre), A View From the Bridge (The Western Stage), Heathers: The Musical (Pacific Repertory Theatre), Riddle of the Trilobites (Flint Repertory Theatre) and Much Ado About Nothing (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival) . .