No Place to Go
The corporation where he’s worked for the past 10 years is moving to another planet, and Ethan Lipton doesn’t want to go. Two River Theater is thrilled to bring our audiences the work of a truly original American artist with Ethan Lipton’s No Placeto Go, an irreverent, deeply compassionate musical ode to America’s work force—and a love letter to friends, family, and country. Steeped in musical traditions including jazz, blues, folk, country, and lounge, Ethan Lipton “is expert at keeping music, jokes, and personal narrative tightly knitted together into one consistent human package,” raves The New York Times.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
MEET THE ARTISTS
Vito Dieterle started playing live around Chicago at the age of 14. He has been a featured soloist in venues and festivals around the country and around the world. In New York, he is a frequent player with many noted jazz musicians, and he leads his own quartet every Monday evening at Little Branch in the West Village. Vito studied at the New School with jazz greats such as Arnie Lawrence, Barry Harris, Benny Powell, Lee Konitz, Reggie Workman, Junior Mance, and Chico Hamilton. And he is a proud owner of the cocktail lounge and jazz club Silver Lining in Tribeca.
Eben Levy was co-leader of the ‘90s cult-favorite funk band Chucklehead and was the group’s guitarist, emcee and a principal songwriter. He has written music extensively for film and television. Recent highlights include themes for MTV’s Silent Libraryand TLC’s Leave It to Niecy. More at www.shackedupsound.com. Eben lives in sunny South Orange, NJ with his wife, children, and dog. Go frickin’ Jersey!
Ethan Lipton Plays include Red-Handed Otter; Luther; The Barber and the Farmer; Goodbye April, Hello May; 100 Aspects of the Moon; and Meat. Ethan has been an NYFA and NEA grantee and a member of The Public Theater’s Emerging Writers Group. He has worked extensively with Clubbed Thumb and is currently the Playwrights Realm’s Page One Resident Playwright. Ethan is the recipient of an Obie Award (No Place to Go) and a Drama-Logue Award (Meat), has been a Kesselring Prize nominee, and has developed work with New York Stage and Film and the Lark. As a performer, he has worked with Laurie Anderson, Cynthia Hopkins, Elevator Repair Service, Matt Berninger and Gabriella Barnstone. For more information on the band, see Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra.
Ian M. Riggs
Ian M. Riggs is a bassist, composer, singer and guitarist who performs and records in and out of New York City with a wide range of artists. Among them are Howard Fishman, Matthew Welch/Blarvuster, Hilary Hawke, Tamar Korn, The Lonesome Trio, Giancarlo Vulcano, and the Defibulators. As a composer, Ian has provided music for Adrian Muys’ films Irisand Hands of Harvest, as well as for Gabriella Barnstone’s dance/theatre piece The Dinner Party. In 2009 and 2010 he was accepted as an artist-in-residence at The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.
Rick Snell has toured the US and Europe many times over with Only Son. This fall they are on the road with Regina Spektor and can be seen locally at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Other recent performances as a side-man include the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, The United Nations, and Avery Fisher Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center. In 2008 Rick founded Six Deadly Venoms, a highly-acclaimed bluegrass ensemble with whom he made the final round of the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Competition and subsequently toured nationally for two years. He’s been active for a few years in various musical communities based in New York City, and can be seen on a nightly basis playing and singing everything from jazz and soul to country, anti-folk, and avant-garde. He has many credits as a studio musician, most recently recording the music for GEICO’s Olympics campaign. He is endorsed by THD amplification and lives in Brooklyn.
Leigh Silverman , a two-time Obie winner, directed the Encores! and Broadway productions of Violet and earned a Tony Award nomination. At Two River: Ethan Lipton’s No Place to Go. Broadway: David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, Lisa Kron’s Well. Encores!: Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Recent Off-Broadway includes: Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster (New Group); All the Ways to Say I Love You starring Judith Light (MCC); The Way We Get By (Second Stage); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees (Abrons); Bright Half Life (WP); American Hero (Second Stage and Williamstown Theatre Festival); Kung Fu (Signature Theatre); The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons); The Madrid (MTC); Golden Child (Signature Theatre); In the Wake (Center Theatre Group/Berkeley Rep and Public Theater, Obie Award, Lortel nomination); Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); From Up Here (MTC, Drama Desk nomination); Yellow Face (Pulitzer finalist, Center Theatre Group/Public Theater); Coraline (MCC/True Love); Hunting and Gathering (Primary Stages); Oedipus at Palm Springs (NYTM); The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Hourglass Group); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons/Seattle Rep);Well (Public Theater/Huntington Theatre/ACT).
Rachel Hauck Previously for Two River: No Place to Go. NYC theater credits include: Hadestown (NYTW); Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder (The Public); All the Ways to Say I Love You (MCC); Antlia Pneumatica, Grand Concourse, Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, The Call (Playwrights Horizons); Night Is a Room, Our Lady of Kibeho, And I and Silence (Signature); An Iliad (NYTW). Regional: Poster Boy, And No More Shall We Part (WTF); It Can’t Happen Here (BRT); Animal (Studio Theatre). Ten seasons with the O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Princess Grace and Lilly Awards; Drama Desk and Lortel nominations; Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
Ben Stanton For Two River: Mary’s Wedding. Recent New York credits include An Enemy of the Peopleand Seminaron Broadway; Regretsand The Whipping Man(Lortel Award, Drama Desk nomination) at MTC; Angels in Americaat Signature; Assistance at Playwrights Horizons; CQ/CX at Atlantic Theater Company; No Place to Goat Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater; and productions at MCC, NYTW, The Public and Roundabout, among others. Regional productions at ACT, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, The Goodman, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Bay Street Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Hartford Stage, Huntington, Intiman, La Jolla, Long Wharf, McCarter, Paper Mill, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, South Coast Rep, Westport Country Playhouse and Williamstown. Mr. Stanton also designs lights for concerts and tours; his recent collaborations include Beirut, Regina Spektor, Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent.
Acme Sound Partners
Acme Sound Partners has designed sound for over 30 Broadway shows since 2000 including: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012 revival, Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Merchant of Venice (Drama Desk nomination), Fences (2010 revival, Tony nomination), Ragtime (2009 revival, Drama Desk Award), Bye Bye Birdie (2009 revival), Hair (2009 revival, Tony nomination), In the Heights (Tony nomination, Drama Desk nomination), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), Drowsy Chaperone (Drama Desk nomination), Monty Python’s Spamalot, Avenue Q, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Fiddler on the Roof (2004 revival) and Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme (Drama Desk Award, Ovation Award). Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard and Sten Severson.
Production Stage Manager
Laura Wilson Previously at TRT: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Seven Guitars, Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Third, No Place to Go. Broadway: Roman Holiday (OOT Tryout), Jitney, All The Way, First Date, A Free Man of Color, The People in the Picture. Off-Broadway: Paradise Blue (Signature Theatre); School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (MCC); Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company); Exit Strategy (Primary Stages); The Really Big Once, A Family of Perhaps Three (Target Margin Theater). Regional: Bull Durham (Alliance Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Riverside Theatre); The Three Sisters, The Boys from Syracuse, and Things of Dry Hours (Centerstage, Baltimore); Tom Stoppard’s On the Razzle (Clarence Brown Theatre).