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CASSIE BECK (Aimee) was recently seen in Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway revival of Picnic. Off Broadway credits include The Insurgents with the Labyrinth Theatre, The Whale, The Drunken City (Theatre World Award 2008) and A Prayer For My Enemy at Playwrights Horizons, By the Water a MTC/Ars Nova production, Happy Hour and Oohrah!, at the Atlantic Theatre, as well as Smudge, produced by The Women’s Project. Regionally she has performed in Elemeno Pea at the Humana Festival and South Coast Rep, Prelude to A Kiss with The Huntington Theatre, Three Sisters at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Insurgents, Heartless, and A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World with the Contemporary American Theatre Festival and The Consultant at The Long Wharf Theatre. A former resident of San Francisco, Ms. Beck performed at several Bay Area theatres such as Theatre Works, San Jose Rep, The Magic Theatre and Crowded Fire Theatre of which she is the former Artistic Director.
REED BIRNEY (Erik) appeared last season in New York Halley Feiffer's I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk Award nominations) at The Atlantic Theater and Clare Barron's You Got Older (Drama Desk Award nomination) at Here Arts Center. He won a Drama Desk award and was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Charlotte in Harvey Fierstein's Casa Valentina. He was Hubert Humphrey in the A.R.T. production of All The Way with Bryan Cranston. His Broadway debut was in 1977 in Albert Innaurato’s Gemini. In 2012 he returned to Broadway in the Roundabout revival of Picnic. In 2011, he received a Special Drama Desk Award honoring his career as an actor. Recent productions: Core Values at Ars Nova, Hapgood at Williamstown Theater Festival, Annie Baker's translation of Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep-Drama Desk Nomination), Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still and David West Read’s The Dream Of The Burning Boy (Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nominations), both at The Roundabout Underground, and Adam Bock’s A Small Fire at Playwrights Horizons. He was Ian in the New York premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted in 2008 at Soho Rep (Drama Desk Award nomination.) He received an Obie and Drama Desk Award for his performance in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation also at Playwrights Horizons. He was Tony Blair in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Stuff Happens. Other notable performances include the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s revised Homebody/Kabul at Steppenwolf, The Mark Taper Forum and BAM; Tracy Letts' Bug (Obie award) at The Barrow Street Theater; The Common Pursuit at the Promenade Theater; Gaev in The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown Theater Festival. He made his film debut in Arthur Penn and Steve Tesich’s Four Friends, and has appeared in Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, Morning Glory and Jeff Lipsky’s Twelve Thirty, Molly’s Theory of Relativity, and Mad Women, and with Kristen Wiig in The Girl Most Likely. He is Rep. Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, "House of Cards" and can be seen as Patti LuPone's husband in HBO's "Girls." Other recent TV appearances include "Blue Bloods,” as Tom Connolly on "The Blacklist" and NBC’s “American Odyssey.” On the web, he is in the series “What’s Your Emergency?” He won a 2006 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance and in 2011 Actors' Equity awarded him the Richard Seff Award. He has taught acting at Columbia University and The Scott Freeman Studio. He is married to actress Constance Shulman and they have two children, Ephraim and Gus, who are both actors.
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL (Deirdre) is a two time Tony nominee for her performances in the most recent revival of Follies and the Broadway production of Well. She won Obie and Theater World Awards for Well's original Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater. Her other Broadway appearances include Fish In The Dark, Romeo And Juliet, Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie, The Importance Of Being Earnest, and Dead Accounts. Recent Off-Broadway productions include Horton Foote's Harrison Texas, The Language Archive, Coraline, The New Century, The Pain And The Itch, The Receptionist, and Much Ado About Nothing. She received a special Drama Desk award in 2013 for her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer. She has appeared in the films Lucky Stiff, Everybody’s Fine, Morning Glory, Garden State, Trust The Man, and Changing Lanes. Television credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “American Odyssey,” “Elementary” and “Blue Bloods.”
LAUREN KLEIN (Fiona "Momo" Blake) Broadway: Other Desert Cities, Lost In Yonkers, Broken Glass. Off-Broadway: Mr.Goldwyn, Death Defying Acts, After The Fall. Regional: Death Of A Salesman, Plainsong, Eventide, Big Love, Peopleʼs Temple, Last Night At Ballyhoo, Denial. Nationals: Dirty Dancing, Broadway Bound, Iʼm Not Rappaport. TV: “Law & Order,” “Tales of the Darkside.” Film: My One And Only, A Price Above Rubies. Video Game: "Red Dead Redemption." Awards: Best Actress-Big Love, Best Actress-Denial. Training: MFA-ACT, San Francisco.
ARIAN MOAYED (Richard) Broadway: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony, Drama League nom, Theater World). Off-Broadway: Guards at the Taj (Atlantic), Masked (Drama Desk nom), King Lear (Public). Film/TV: Rock the Kasbah, Rosewater, Appropriate Behavior. Waterwell: Devised 13 productions (upcoming A-Jax, Hamlet & Turning Texas Blue), administers Waterwell Drama Program and with Waterwell Films, written/directed films including Day Ten (Tribeca Film Festival) and his pilot, The Accidental Wolf, a thriller series, starring Kelli O’Hara.
SARAH STEELE (Brigid) can currently be seen as Marissa Gold on “The Good Wife.” After working as a child actress, most notably in the James L Brooks film Spanglish, Sarah took a four year hiatus to attend Columbia University, earning a degree in English Literature. She has worked on many TV, film and theater projects since graduating in 2011. In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in The Country House, directed by Dan Sullivan. Other credits include: Off-Broadway: Slowgirl, Russian Transport, All-American, Speech and Debate, The Netflix Plays, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. Regional: Not Waving (Williamstown Theater Festival) Film: Viena and the Fantomes, Adult Beginners, The Mend, The To-Do List, Please Give, Margaret, Spanglish, Last Kind Words, Man (short). Television: “Girls,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Blue Bloods,” “Harry’s Law,” “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order.”

BLAIR BAKER (u/s Brigid Blake) is thrilled to be a part of The Humans. Favorite credits: Oleanna (Bristol Riverside Theatre; standby Broadway), Bus Stop (KC Rep), The Erlkings (The Beckett Theater), Messed Up Here Tonight (site-specific), Much Ado About Nothing (NY Classical Theatre), and The Footage (The Flea Theater). Co-Artistic Director of Missing Bolts Productions.

MICHAEL BRYAN FRENCH (u/s Erik Blake) Broadway: Beloxi Blues. Off-Broadway: NYSF, Playwright's Horizons, The Vineyard Theater, Soho Rep. Associate Member of The Wooster Group. Film includes: This Is Where I Leave You, The Wolf of Wall Street, Recount (HBO), Big Fat Liar. TV recurring: “Orange is the New Black,” “ER,” "24," “C.S.I.,” “Prison Break.” Upcoming: “Madoff,” starring Richard Dreyfuss.

LIZBETH MACKAY (u/s Dierdre Blake) Roundabout: Steven Karam's Sons of the Prophet, Picnic. She won a 2015 Drama Desk Award for her work in Signature Theatre's The Wayside Motor Inn. This summer she played the Countess in Alls Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare by the Sound. Broadway: Crimes of the Heart (Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle, Hollywood Dramalogue Awards), The Price, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, The Heirless, etc. Off-Broadway: Domesticated, Durang Durang, Square One, The Forest, etc. Liz is a native of Buffalo, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and mom to Katie and John.

SUSANNE MARLEY (u/s Fiona “Momo” Blake) Susanne understudied and performed the roles of Violet & Mattie Fae Weston in the Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning August: Osage County. National tour: Angels In America/Perestroika - appeared as Hannah.  Off-Broadway: John Malkovich’s Balm in Gilead; Fool For Love; How the Other Half Loves; Other People’s Money; Romeo and Juliet; God’s Daughter. Violet Weston in August: Osage County at the Human Race Theatre Company; SBCC’s Garvin Theatre in Santa Barbara and at the Arkansas Rep. Regional work across the country.

NICK MILLS (u/s Richard) Roundabout: The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (dir. Scott Ellis). Off-Broadway: Macbeth (The Public Theater), The Steadfast (Slant Theatre Project). Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride, Appoggiatura (Denver Center), Lombardi (Cleveland Playhouse / Arizona Theater Company), Back Back Back (Old Globe). TV: "Mr. Robot" (USA), "Show Me a Hero" (HBO), "Law & Order: SVU" (NBC), "Person of Interest" (CBS), "Rickover" (PBS). MFA, NYU Grad Acting. BFA, University of Evansville.
STEPHEN KARAM (Playwright) is the author of Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop) and Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. His film adaptation of The Seagull, directed by Michael Mayer and starring Annette Bening, is currently in production. He is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award. Stephen grew up in Scranton, PA and is a graduate of Brown University.  
JOE MANTELLO (Director). Directing credits include An Act of GodThe Last Ship, Casa Valentina, I’ll Eat You Last, The Other Place, Dogfight, Other Desert Cities, The Pride, Pal Joey, 9 to 5, Wicked, Blackbird, November, The Receptionist, The Ritz, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, Laugh Whore, Assassins (Tony Award), Take Me Out (Tony Award), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Design for Living, The Vagina Monologues, bash, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Proposals, The Mineola Twins, Corpus Christi. Film: Love! Valour! Compassion! As an actor: The Normal Heart (Tony Award nomination), Angels in America (Tony Award nomination) and The Baltimore Waltz. He is the recipient of Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Clarence Derwent, Obie and Joe A. Callaway awards. He is a member of Naked Angels and an associate artist at Roundabout Theatre Company.

DAVID ZINN (Scenic Design). Roundabout: set design for The Real Thing, Violet, costume design for Picnic and Look Back In Anger. Broadway: set and costume design for Fun Home (Tony nomination), The Last Ship; costume design for Airline Highway (Tony nomination), Other Desert Cities, Good People, In the Next Room (Tony nomination), Xanadu. Off-Broadway: set and costume design for The Flick, Circle Mirror Transformation, Placebo, Choir Boy, Dogfight. Also Public Theater, Elevator Repair Service, Target Margin.

SARAH LAUX (Costume Design). Recent design credits include: The Bachelors (Rattlestick), Thresh/Hold (Pilobolus Dance Theater), Come Back Little Sheba (Huntington Theatre Company), Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company), Really, Really (MCC), Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb) Broadway Associate Design credits include: An Act of God, The Last Ship, If/Then, War Horse USA, The Performers, The Addams Family

JUSTIN TOWNSEND (Lighting Design). Broadway: Fool for Love, Casa Valentina, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia…, The Other Place, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. NY: 10 out of 12 (Soho Rep), Pretty Filthy (Civilians), Lips Together… (Second Stage), Found (Atlantic), Mr. Burns…, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights) Hamlet, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Galileo and Unnatural Acts, Classic Stage Company; 2014 Obie award sustained excellence in lighting design, Drama Desk, Lortelle, and Henry Hewes awards. Assistant Professor at Brooklyn College.

FITZ PATTON (Sound Design). Upcoming Broadway: Our Mother's Brief Affair, The Father, Blackbird. Upcoming Off-Broadway: Prodigal Son. Broadway: Act of God,  It's Only a Play, Airline Highway, The Other Place, I’ll Eat You Last, Outside Mullingar, Casa Valentina, The House of Blue Leaves, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Broadway Bound. In 2010 he was awarded both Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk awards for his design for When the Rain Stops Falling at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, and was nominated again in 2011 for his work on The Other Place. He is the founding editor of Chance Magazine, a serialized art book on performance and design. 

WILLIAM JOSEPH BARNES (Production Stage Manager). Skylight, Disgraced, Casa Valentina, No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot, I’ll Eat You Last, The Anarchist, One Man, Two Guvnors, Hair (Summer of Love), A View From the Bridge, 9 to 5, Boeing-Boeing, A Chorus Line, Three Days of Rain, The Odd Couple, Glengarry Glen Ross, Laugh Whore, Assassins, Take Me Out, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, True West, Art, Proposals, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!