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Radio Play: The Memory Motel

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By David Greenspan

Directed by Morgan Green

Michael S. Michaels returns to a beach resort in order to piece together and better understand the fragments of his past. While he’s there, he encounters a series of eccentric characters with whom he discusses art, philosophy, and the peculiarities of memory. Obie-award-winning playwright and actor David Greenspan (The Bridge of San Luis Rey) returns to Two River with this brand-new radio play crafted with his unique blend of fancy, theatricality, and wit.

ACCESS PLAY

You will be able to access the stream through June 20/2021. Closed Captioning on an audio spectrum visualizer is available. Total listening time: 50 minutes.

WATCH: Playwright David Greenspan invites you to THE MEMORY MOTEL

THE CAST

Joshua Avery Begelman

JOSHUA AVERY BEGELMAN is an actor, singer, and model who made his television debut at age 8 on Madam Secretary. He is known for his roles in Marvel’s WandaVision and several appearances on Saturday Night Live! Regional theater credits include the role of John in Fun Home with Proud Mary Theatre Company. Joshua studies piano with Alexandre Moutouzkine and loves to play soccer, work on impersonations, and go boating. Joshua is excited to join Two River Theater’s new production of The Memory Motel

David Greenspan

DAVID GREENSPAN performed in his adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey at TRT; has worked with many contemporary playwrights; appeared in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother, She Stoops to Comedy, Go Back to Where You Are, I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees, The Things That Were There and his solo plays The Argument and The Myopia; performed solo renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude, Barry ConnersThe Patsy, Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays, a program of two Stein lectures and a playlet Composition…Masterpieces…Identity; he is a recipient of Guggenheim, Lortel and Fox fellowships, Alpert, Lambda Literary, Helen Merrill Playwriting awards, a RUTHIE and six OBIES.

Paul Juhn

PAUL JUHN (He/Him/His) is a Korean American actor and writer who has worked extensively in NYC and beyond.  Founding member of Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company.  MFA, UCSD.  

Keilly McQuail

KEILLY MCQUAIL TheaterLunch Bunch + Of Government with Clubbed Thumb, Her Requiem (LCT3/Lincoln Center), You Got Older (Page 73), Significant Other (The Geffen), Bad Jews (Long Wharf). TV: The Good Fight, Monsterland, The Plot Against America, Tales of the City, Orange is the New Black. Radio/Podcast: MS Phoenix Rising (Playwrights Horizons’ Soundstage), Split Valley, Limetown. Education: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts + the Atlantic Theater, proud member of the Ensemble Studio Theater. www.KeillyMcQuail.com 

Steven Rattazzi

STEVEN RATTAZZI (He/Him/His) Two River Theater: The Bridge of San Luis Rey by David Greenspan; The School For Wives. Broadway: Indecent. Off-Broadway: King Kirby (The Brick); Henry V w/Liev Schrieber (Public Theater); Galileo w/F. Murray Abraham; The Tempest w/Mandy Patinkin, (CSC); Stunning (Lincoln Center); Dinner Party (Target Margin); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE); McGurk (ERS); Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological). Regional: Lempicka (Williamstown); Seder (Hartford Stage); Indecent (Yale Rep/La Jolla); Marie Antoinette (ART/Yale Rep); The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cincinnati Playhouse); Christmas Carol (McCarter). Film: The Family (Luc Besson); But This Is How It Will End (Epstein). TV: The Venture Brothers (7 seasons).

Mary Shultz

MARY SHULTZ is happy to be appearing in her fifth play by David Greenspan, the first four being 2 Samuel 11, Etc. at Home for Contemporary Theatre and Art, Dead Mother or Shirley Not All in Vain at the Public Theater, Go Back to Where You Are at Playwrights Horizons, and The Things That Were There at The Bushwick Starr. Mary is the recipient of two Obies, one for sustained excellence, and one for the ensembles’ work in Craig Lucas’s Small Tragedy, a Bessie, NY Dance and Performance Award, a Charles Bowden Award for Exceptional Contribution to the Theatrical Community, and the inaugural Mabou Mines Ruthie Award. 

Pete Simpson

PETE SIMPSON (He/Him/His) is a 25-year veteran of New York and international theater/film work (earning an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in 2017). Main collaborations include Elevator Repair Service, Half Straddle, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, the New York City Players (Richard Maxwell) and Minor Theater Company (Julia Jarcho).  He has also performed and built work w/ the Wooster Group, Big Dance Theater Company and Richard Foreman, and has performed at many of Off-Broadway’s most critically acclaimed theaters including the Vineyard Theater, New York Theater Workshop and the Public Theater.  Pete is a 24-year veteran performer, director, writer and trainer for the Blue Man Group, having also performed the titular “Blue Man” role over 5,000 times in four countries.  Granting the blessing that the country and globe sufficiently recover from the current COVID crisis (prayers upward) Mr. Simpson will also be seen this year in Annie Baker’s new play, Second Arrow at the Signature Theater this fall, as well as Elevator Repair Service’s adaption of Chekhov’s The Seagull in 2022.  Film/TV Credits include: Marriage Story, Morning Glory, Lincoln in the Bardo, Gotham, Law and Order, The Tonight Show and Conan O’Brien.

Paco Tolson

PACO TOLSON (He/Him/His) Two River virtual debut! Off-Broadway: Vietgone (MTC, Lortel nom.), Twelfth Night (Fiasco/CSC), The Unwritten Song (EST), Slavey (Clubbed Thumb), The Children of Vonderly and Rescue Me (Ma-Yi Theater), Soul Samurai (Ma-Yi/Vampire Cowboys). Regional: Measure for Measure (Fiasco/Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Winter’s Tale and Vietgone (OSF), Peter and the Starcatcher, Vietgone, and Poor Yella Rednecks (South Coast Rep). Film/TV: Prodigal Son, Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, Happy!, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Code, Search Party, and 7 Day Gig. Paco is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. @pacotolson

Kevin Veloz

KEVIN VELOZ is a recent graduate from the music theater division of New World School of the Arts. Working with David Greenspan for the second time, he is ready to check in and do some more good work. A big thank you to the team, friends, and family for all their continued support.

THE CREATIVES

Playwright

David Greenspan
David Greenspan

DAVID GREENSPAN performed in his adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey at TRT; has worked with many contemporary playwrights; appeared in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother, She Stoops to Comedy, Go Back to Where You Are, I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees, The Things That Were There and his solo plays The Argument and The Myopia; performed solo renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude, Barry ConnersThe Patsy, Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays, a program of two Stein lectures and a playlet Composition…Masterpieces…Identity; he is a recipient of Guggenheim, Lortel and Fox fellowships, Alpert, Lambda Literary, Helen Merrill Playwriting awards, a RUTHIE and six OBIES.

Director

Morgan Green
Morgan Green

MORGAN GREEN (She/Her/Hers) is a director of theater, film, radio, and dinner time. She is currently one of four Co-Artistic Directors at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia and a co-founder of New Saloon Theater Co. Morgan received the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Director for her work on New Saloon’s MINOR CHARACTER: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, which was most recently seen at the Public Theater’s 2019 Under the Radar festival. A selection of recent work includes: The Danube by María Irene Fornés (Harvard University), The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe (Marin Theatre Company), Cute Activist by Milo Cramer (The Bushwick Starr), and The Music Man by Meredith Wilson (The Sharon Playhouse). Morgan is a New Georges Affiliated Artist, former artist in residence at Bric, Mabou Mines, and Baryshnikov Arts Center, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, a former Robert Moss Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons, and a proud member of SDC. MorganClaireGreen.com

Dialect Coach

Bridgett Jackson
Bridgett Jackson

BRIDGETT JACKSON (She/Her/Hers) is a Dialect Coach, Accent Coach, Speech/Diction Coach and a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She is delighted to join Two River Theater. She is a professor of voice, speech, and dialects at Muhlenberg College and has been a guest lecturer at Gallaudet University and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She holds a Master of Science degree from Howard University, with a specialization in dialects and accents. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and was the recipient of the ASHA Ace Award in 2018. Her dialect coaching credits include The Equalizer (Season 1, CBS), Aint No Mo’ and Cullud Wattah with The Public Theater in New York, NY and Cost of Living (2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner) with The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. She was the Dialect Coach at The Baker Theater at the Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance for A Raisin In The Sun in Allentown, PA. In addition, she was the Dialect Coach for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for Dreaming Zenzile in St. Louis, MO. Her upcoming projects include The Luck of the Irish with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, NY, and Master Harold…and the Boys with Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, NY. Some of the regional dialects and accents she has coached include: General American, Southern, Western, Midwestern, Eastern, Irish, British, Australian, Venezuelan, Nigerian, Xhosa, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Boston, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, California, Detroit, Chicago, London, Australia, West Africa, South Africa, Jamaica, Korea, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, just to name a few.

Sound Designer/Engineer

Fan Zhang
Fan Zhang

FAN ZHANG Recent Off-Broadway design credits include: A Wedding Toast by the Prophet Cassandra* (Lincoln Center Theater), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (Second Stage&WP Theatre), Paris (Atlantic Theatre), Molly Sweeney (Keen Company), Suicide Forest ( Ma-Yi & ART Theatre), Round Table (59E59), Behind the Sheet (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Trail of the Catonsville Nine (Transport Group), Three Girls Never Learnt the Way Home (Cherry Lane), Tania In the Gateway Van (New Georges). Regional: Pipeline (Studio Theatre, D.C.), Eclipsed (Milwaukee Rep), Yasmina’s Necklace (Premiere Stages), Seven Guitars (Yale Rep), Redeem (Cincinnati Ballet), Revolutionist (Pittsburgh City Theatre), Red Maple (Capital Rep), Training:  MFA, Yale School of Drama.  fanzhangsound.com

Stage Manager

Violet Asmara Tafari
Violet Asmara Tafari

VIOLET ASMARA TAFARI (She/Her/Hers) is a West Indian, Production Manager and Stage Manager, using the lens of African teachings and a griot to inform her management style. Allowing storytelling and creativity to lead the way Violet assists and supports artists of various calibers and mediums as they unfold their work on stage. Blending the gap between technician and artist Violet utilizes her ritual and healing background to create fluid ways to support pushing the boundaries of art and the community that embraces it. Growing up backstage and on stage, Violet learned the inner workings of what it takes to create memories. Witnessing the unity that art creates she found her way backstage managing union and non-union crews, collaborators, and experimentalists. Violet’s work with companies such as AFRIKIN, NYSAF, and many others allowed her to navigate the other worlds of theater, music festivals, and a griot’s way of storytelling. Using love as her medium it has driven Violet to create her company Freequency Connects, a landing space to provide production support and guidance as artists navigate new pathways, goals, and manifestations of their presented works.  Select PM credits include: Whale Fall Opera, It’s Showtime (Abrons Arts Center), AFRIKIN Talks (Art Basel), Circle Jerk Live (Mitu580 Virtual), Disclaimer (The Public), Select SM credits: The Space Between the Lines (Here Arts), IKE, Lucky (NYSAF Virtual Series)

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