Alex is very excited to be a part of the musical workshop of COWBOY BOB at New York Stage and Film this July! Created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips & Annie Tippe with music & lyrics by Jeanna Phillips, book & additional lyrics by Molly Beach Murphy and additional music by Alex Thrailkill and featuring Alex Brightman, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Eric Lockley, Claire Rothrock, Kate Shindle,Felix Solis, Barbara Walsh, Amelia Workman. It tells the story of Peggy, a good neighbor, a good daughter, and a great bank robber. Disguised as a man in a fake beard and a ten-gallon hat, “Cowboy Bob” evaded detection for more than a decade. In a score that's equal parts Riot Grrrl rage and Texas two-step, the small-town legend inspires an assortment of competing wannabe rebels to claim her story as their own. Directed by Annie Tippe! Find more info HERE
SPILL written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski
Alex is excited to announce that he is going to be involved with the upcoming NY premiere of SPILL written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski, founding member of Tectonic Theatre Company and original writer on the legendary The Laramie Project. SPILL tells the story of America's largest environmental disaster. On April 20, 2010, the massive DEEPWATER HORIZON oil rig, leased by BP, and owned and operated by Transocean, exploded and burned off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest oil spill in history. For 87 days, millions of gallons of environmentally damaging oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico.
SPILL is based on over 200 hours of interviews collected in the aftermath of this spill. This theatrical event goes beyond the headlines to tell vivid personal stories from all sides of the country’s greatest environmental disaster.
Previews begin March 8th and opens on March 13th! Get your tickets here!
KENTUCKY by Leah Nanako Winkler
KENTUCKY by Leah Nanako Winkler, is a world premiere co produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, P73 and the Radio Drama Network. It's a funny and sad story about how complicated going back home can be and when saving others means saving yourself. Directed by Morgan Gould and with a cast of 17, this rollicking show is a blast to see. Get your tickets NOW!
Alex will be appearing in the world premiere of Utility by Emily Schwend, directed by Jay Stull with The Amoralists presented at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater January 28th - February 20th. This gripping and poignant slice of life in rural East Texas follows a young mother who tries to hold every day life together with or without the help of her on-again off-again husband. Get your tickets here.
Utility by Emily Schwend
After nearly two years of development with Naked Angels at Ars Nova ANT Fest, New York Stage and Film, Cape Cod Theatre Project and Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat, we are proud to present the world premiere of SeaWife. Set in the golden age of the American whaling industry, SeaWife tells the story of a young boy named Percy is born into the midst of the turbulent new industry of whaling in New Bedford, but doesn't belong. Once he's on his own, he finds his passion but through a tragic turn of events is left with no choice but to enter into the whaling world he left behind only to become the greatest harpooner that ever lived. Come along on this journey set to the music of downtown folk-band The Lobbyists. Tickets are on sale now - - find more information at www.seawife.org.
Alex is pleased to announce that he will be acting in the Youngblood's "Unfiltered" series at Ensemble Studio Theatre in Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler. He will be playing the character of ADAM and composing original music to lyrics written by playwright Leah Nanako Winkler. Performances begin March 18th - - get your tickets here!
SeaWife plays Ant Fest 2014
Wednesday, June 11
We're joining our friends at Ars Nova for a one-night-only concert version of SeaWife. Come listen to The Lobbyists play all of our favorite songs from the show, featuring some of Seth Moore's beautiful text.
Ant Fest is Ars Nova's annual celebration of All New Talent, featuring fresh new work from some of New York's most exciting emerging artists.
$15 Tikets available at arsnovanyc.com
The SeaWife Team is heading up to Poughkeepsie, NY for a two-week musical workshop with New York Stage and Film as a part of their 30th anniversary season!
SeaWife will have 4 public performances:
Friday June 27 @ 8pm
Saturday June 28 @ 8pm
Sunday June 29 @ 2pm & 8pm
for tickets and more info visit:
Then in July, the SeaWife team will be in Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod for a week of development at Cape Cod Theatre Project!
There will be three performances:
Thursday July 17 at 8pm
Friday July 18 at 8pm
Saturday July 19 at 8pm
click here for tickets!
Last, but not least, we will be retreating for the third time this summer, but this time to the lovely groves of The Rhinebeck Writers Institute -- no performance attached, but we didn't want you to think we were slacking off.
find out more here
I am so incredibly fortunate to be working on a workshop production of Martyna Majok's heart rending play Ironbound with |The Claque| in their "Quick and Dirty's" series this month in the newly christened Sheen Center on Bleecker and Elizabeth Streets. This play is so hot, it is being developed this summer in Chicago at the prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre as a part of their first look series.
Under the direction of Danya Taymor and with the brilliantly talented cast of Sarah Sokolovic, Danny Binstock, Jake Horowitz and myself.
Only TWO performances!
Wednesday June 4 @ 8pm
Friday June 6 @ 8pm
go here for tickets -- I hope to see you there!
I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in The Myth Project, this May with Noor Theatre company in residence at New York Theatre Workshop! I will be working on a new play written and directed by Kareem Fahmy called The In-Between, an otherworldly thriller about human relationships caught up in a divine struggle. Limited performances May 1-4 -- stay tuned for further details!
SEAWIFE at Access Theater!
"The Lobbyists," Molly Gilman and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman (all pictured above) completed a Winter workshop of the play Seawife written by Seth Moore and directed by Liz Carlson. All three performances of the workshop production were performed to packed houses, and were a tremendous success. Everyone is hopeful for a summer residency to continue developing this project. Stay tuned to The Lobbyists Facebook page for updates!