Past Shows

Who's Who

TRACEE CHIMO (Daphna). Broadway: Harvey, Irena's Vow (Eugene O'Neill Award). Off-Broadway: Bachelorette (Lucille Lortel nom.), Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk and OBIE Awards, Lucille Lortel nom.), Break of Noon (LA Stage Scene Award). Film:The Five-Year Engagement, as well as the upcoming God's Behaving Badly, Bitter Pill, Concussion, others. TV: Dylan on 'I Just Want My Pants Back', 'Louie' and Michelle in Funny or Die's new series 'First Dates w/ Toby Harris'. Recipient of the 2011 Clarence Derwent Award.
 
PHILIP ETTINGER (Jonah). Off-Broadway: Edgewise (dir. Trip Cullman). Film/TV: Compliance (Official selection, 2012 Sundance Film Festival), Twelve (dir. Joel Schumacher), Sleepwalk with Me (dir. Mike Birbiglia), The Maid's Room (upcoming), “Girls”, “Blue Bloods”, “The Closer”, “Mercy”, “Law and Order SVU”. Graduated with BFA from Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University.
 
MOLLY RANSON (Melody). Molly Ranson appeared most recently as “Carrie” in Carrie, directed by Stafford Arima. Broadway: Jerusalem, directed by Ian Rickson, Steppenwolf’s August: Osage County, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. August: Osage County at the National Theatre (Olivier Award Nomination–Best Company Performance) and the Sydney Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights Horizons co-production of The Burnt Part Boys. Regionally: Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, directed by Mark Lamos. LaGuardia Arts High School (Drama Desk Scholarship Award).
 
MICHAEL ZEGEN (Liam) is extremely psyched to be returning to Roundabout’s Bad Jews. He previously starred Off-Broadway in Liz Meriwether’s Oliver Parker! (dir. Evan Cabnet) and Greg Moss’ punkplay (dir. Davis McCallum). TV credits include recurring roles on “The Walking Dead," “Boardwalk Empire” (Bugsy Siegel), “How to Make It in America” and “Rescue Me” (all seven seasons). Film: Adventureland, The Box, Taking Woodstock and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Frances Ha (dir. Noah Baumbach). Upcoming: season 3 of HBO’s “Girls.”
 
JOSHUA HARMON (Playwright). Bad Jews premiered last fall at Roundabout Underground (Outer Critics Circle Nominations: Best Play, John Gassner Award). His plays have also been produced and developed by Hangar Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, The Lark, The O'Neill, and Actor's Express, where he was the 2010–2011 National New Play Network Playwright-in-Residence. Fellowships from MacDowell, Atlantic Center for the Arts, SPACE at Ryder Farm, and the Eudora Welty Foundation. Graduate of Northwestern (BA), Carnegie Mellon (MFA). Currently in the Playwrights Program at Juilliard and under commission from Roundabout and Lincoln Center Theater. 
 
DANIEL AUKIN (Director). Most recently Daniel Aukin directed the critically lauded 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog at Lincoln Center. Selected credits include The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg at Soho Rep, This by Melissa James Gibson at Playwrights Horizons and for Center Theater Group and Paraffin by Adam Rapp at Rattlestick. Also: [sic] (OBIE Award for direction), Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Quincy Long’ The Year of The Baby, Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase and Brooklyn Bridge, Mac Wellman’s Cat’s-Paw and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream (OBIE Award), all world premieres. Also, Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back, Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine and Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.  His work has been seen at Center Theater Group, Rattlestick, Lincoln Center, The La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights’ Horizons and Woolly Mammoth. From 1998–2006 Daniel was Artistic Director of Soho Rep where he developed, produced and occasionally, directed plays by many of the country’s most iconoclastic playwrights and theater-makers including Richard Maxwell, Adam Bock The Flying Machine, Anne Washburn, Big Art Group and Young Jean Lee.
 
LAUREN HELPERN (Scenic Design). Roundabout: Bad Jews. NYC: 4000 Miles (LCT – Lortel Award), Disgraced (LCT3), Model Apartment (Primary Stages), Bethany (Women’s Project), Core Values (Ars Nova), BUG (Barrow Street - Obie Award). Productions at MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic, La Mama, Soho Playhouse, Cherry Lane, Rattlestick, and Voices in the Dark (Broadway). Regional: Blue Man Group/Live at Luxor (Eddy Award), Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Theater J, and Anchorage Opera.
 
DANE LAFFREY (Costume Design). Roundabout: Bad Jews (Underground), set & costumes for Tigers Be Still. Recent Off-Broadway: sets and/or costumes for Lincoln Center Theater, 2ST, SoHo Rep., New World Stages, Transport Group, MCC, Red Bull Theatre, Play Company, others. Regional: Huntington Theatre Company, Dallas Theatre Center, The Old Globe, Denver Center Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, Yale Opera, others. International: Oslo, Osaka, Tokyo and Sydney. Drama Desk and 3 Henry Hewes Award nominations.
 
MARK BARTON (Lighting Design). Roundabout: Bad Jews, Look Back In Anger. Off-Broadway: Detroit, The Big Meal, Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons); Arguendo, The Select, The Sound & The Fury, Gatz (Elevator Repair Service); Bethany (Women's Project); Uncle Vanya, Elective Affinities (Soho Rep); February House, Titus Andronicus (Public); Notes From Underground (Theater for a New Audience). Other recent NYC: Encores! Off-Center (City Center); Cunning Little Vixen (Juilliard Opera). Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
 
SHANE RETTIG (Sound Design). Select NYC: Detroit '67 (Public), GEEK!, Agent G, Alice in Slasherland (Vampire Cowboys), She Kills Monsters (Flea), Clive, One Arm, Marie and Bruce, A Lie of the Mind, Starry Messenger, Groundswell, Mourning Becomes Electra, Rafta, Rafta… (New Group), Jesus in India, Sugar House, Microcrisis (Ma-Yi), La Brea, Motel Cherry, Civilization (Clubbed Thumb). Music/Lyrics for War is F**cking Awesome (Book/Lyrics by Qui Nguyen, Sundance Lab 2013) Drama Desk and Lortel Nominations.
 
J. JARED JANAS & ROB GREENE (Hair & Make-Up Design) Recent Broadway and Off-Broadway designs and consultations include wigs and makeup for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, makeup for Motown The Musical, hair for Peter and the Starcatcher, Passion and wigs for All About Me and Next to Normal. Other design work include wigs for On the Town (Barrington Stages), wigs and makeup for By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (NYC and LA), wigs for Twist (Alliance Theatre) and wigs and makeup for Peter Pan (Paper Mill Playhouse). TV/Film projects include: “30 Rock,” Golden Boy, Lola Versus, and Angelica.
 
BEVERLY JENKINS (Production Stage Manager). Roundabout: If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, Spring Gala (2007-2010).   Broadway includes: Godspell, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, In the Heights, Shrek: The Musical, Avenue Q, The Lion King, Noise/Funk, Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls 20th Anniversary Concert. Regional: Frog Kiss (VSC). Workshops: Superfly,Yank!. Howard University graduate. Life is good.   
 
KASEY OSTOPCHUCK (Stage Manager). Roundabout: Bad Jews; Broadway: Translations, Top Girls, Anna in the Tropics; Off Broadway: 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater/ LCT3); A Kid Like Jake (LCT3); Back, Back, Back, Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club); This, A Cool Dip In the Barren Saharan Crik, Inked Baby (Playwrights Horizons); Bluebird (Atlantic Theater Company); Jump (Union Square Theatre).