In the Night, Everyone is Equal
WHO: Dramatic Question Theatre
WHAT: In the Night, Everyone is Equal; written by Erica Silberman and directed by Abigail Zealey Bees.
WHERE: THEATERLAB, 357 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor, NYC
WHEN: June 24th-26th || 7pm
WHY: Because it’s literally our mission to produce talented playwrights like Erica Silberman!
In the Night: A SYNOPSIS
In the Night: PLAYWRIGHT
Erica Silberman is a playwright, director, producer and memoirist. Her plays have been produced or developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, New World Stages, New York Theatre Musical Festival, The Stonington Opera House, Metropolitan Playhouse, Six Figures, New Perspectives and HERE. She has written sixteen times for the acclaimed twenty-four hour theatre short play and musical production theAtrainplays, and with Abigail co-founded, produced, and wrote for Eating Theatre. Erica was a finalist for the Susan Nimsplaywriting award at Alaska’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference for her play Ms. Baxter’s Good Deed. She is published in the LFTC anthology of Best Monologues, Playscripts, and Teachers and Writers. Erica has directed solo shows at the United Solo Festival and at Dixon Place, has directed plays around town, and coaches actors. She currently hosts DQT’s Flying Circus, a literary and music salon. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the League of Professional Theatre Women, a Past President of Women in the Arts & Media, and the Director of Community at Girls Write Now.
In the Night: DIRECTOR
Abigail Zealey Bess’ work has crossed boundaries and platforms for many years as an independent director and producer in film and theatre specializing in new work since she arrived on these shores. She established her company, Weird Sisters, producing feature film projects and theatrical ventures that have played in NY, regionally and all over the world.
Film Projects recently on the film festival circuit includethe award-winning Mary and Louise.
Icarus Stops For Breakfastis currently screening on the festival circuit 2019.
She is on the Faculty for the MFA Film Program at TischSchool of the Arts, NYU and is represented by Linda Weaver at Access Talent.
Member of EST, SDC
Shawn Randell (Jim)
Shawn Randall is an actor, poet, singer-songwriter, musician, freestyle emcee, and producer. Born and raised in Brooklyn. He is the founder and host of SymphonicsLive. SymphonicsLive is a multi-disciplined evening that showcases the finest singer-songwriters and poets in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, the show promotes Generosity, Love, Integrity, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through the performing and visual arts. SymphonicsLive has been featured at the Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Highline Ballroom, Joes Pub, and is currently in residence every month at The Bowery Poetry Club. Shawn has competed in the National Poetry Slam and has had extensive experience in the theater, working with the acclaimed Blue Man Group, and performing at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, the BardavonOpera House, The Kennedy Center, INTAR Theatre, La Mama E.T.C., and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
*Ellen Toomey (Allison)
has been acting in theater and film since her teenage years at the ForestburghPlayhouse. NYC: EST/Youngblood Asking for Trouble 2018, The Dishonorable Discharge of Private Pitts, The Tempest, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet- Tribal and Charles L. Mee’s Trojan Women 2.0. She trained with the late, great William Esper.
*Alberto Bonilla (Gabe)
Alberto Bonilla has over 14 years of teaching on-camera technique in NYC. Alberto received his MFA from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and his BFA from Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theater. In addition to the Stella Adler Studio, he has taught at The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts, and currently teaches at Terry Knickerbocker Studio and Farleigh Dickinson University. Alberto’s film & television credit include: Blue Bloods, Cop Out, My Best Friends Girl, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Person of Interest, Sleep Walk with Me, Law and Order: CSI(recurring), The Sopranos and All My Children (recurring). Alberto is Associate Artistic Director of The Queens Players, a classical theater company in Long Island City. He is also a member of The National Association of Latino Producers, Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and is the American Marketing Advisor to Bristol Old Vic MA program in the UK.
*Diana Noss (Nikki)
Theatre: Edinburgh Fringe, La Jolla Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Company, The New Group, EST, McCarter Theatre, Youngblood, Barter Theatre, NY Stage and Film, and The O'Neill Playwrights Conference. TV & FILM: “Happy!", "Law & Order ", "Law & Order: CI," "The Education of Max Bickford", Henry Fool, Looks That Kill, Flashback (HBO), and Mary and Louise. Training: Wynn Handman. Special thanks to Abigail and Erica.
Stefania Diana Schramm (Stage Manager)
Stefania is beyond tickled to be back working with Erica and Abigail after SMingmany episodes of Eating Theater. Have fun!
THE DRAMATIC QUESTION THEATRE (DQT)
DQT develops and produces plays written by playwrights of color, female playwrights; and plays that deal with race, culture, and class in ways that are dynamic and different. Concurrently, DQT builds a diverse audience from the Latino and African American communities it serves.