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The Hombres

Marion Huber Theater

By Tony Meneses
Directed by Annie Tippe

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APR 8 / 2022 UPDATE: Due to a positive Covid-19 case within the cast, all performances of The Hombres have been canceled from Apr 8—Apr 10. Ticket holders for these performances will be contacted by the box office via email and phone to discuss ticketing options.


Serious and funny and heartbreaking and beautiful.

—OUT IN JERSEY

This new play by Tony Meneses (Two River’s The Women of Padilla, Guadalupe in the Guest Room) is a fresh and nuanced look at the complexity and intimacy of male friendship. Set in New Jersey (“somewhere off the NJ Transit line”), the play follows Julián, a gay Latino yoga teacher, as he clashes with the straight and macho Latino construction workers outside his studio—particularly the older head of the crew, Héctor, who seeks from Julián something he never expected. Annie Tippe (Lortel Award-winning Octet) to direct.

The Hombres contains strong violence some audiences may find disturbing, strong language, mature content, flashing lights and use of incense.  If you have specific questions regarding the content of this production, call the box office at 732.345.1400

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THIS SHOW IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You want to see the next work by playwright Tony Meneses (The Women of Padilla, Guadalupe in the Guest Room) who was dubbed “a distinctive voice worthy of such attention,” by the Star-Ledger,.
  • You love to see the Greater Red Bank area represented, as it is in this work inspired by the playwright’s time in Red Bank and set “somewhere off the NJ Transit line.
  • You’re interested in practicing self-care and mindfulness – not as just a social media buzzword, but as a real tool for healing and growth.
  • You’re inspired by stories of friendship transcending barriers of class, language, sexuality, and life experience.
  • You want to learn more about Machismo culture, and see how different members of the Latinx community grapple with its impact.
  • You want to see this highly-anticipated world premiere fully staged after its initial packed reading as part of the 2018 Crossing Borders (Cruzano Fronteras) Festival and virtual reading as part of the 2020 Two River Rising series.
  • You want to support new theatrical works by and featuring Latinx artists.

PHOTOS

MEET THE ARTISTS

THE CAST

Victor Cruz

VICTOR CRUZ (he/him) (PEDRO) is a native New Yorker making his debut at the Two River Theater. He was raised in the heart of the South Bronx and at the tender age of 16, performed stand-up comedy for the very first time in the West Village. He studied in the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase College and the day before he graduated, landed his first TV role on HBO’s The Sopranos. From then on, he has appeared in over 50 TV Shows, Films and Commercials. Victor runs his own acting studio in Times Square, the Victor Cruz Acting Studio, and is a faculty member at HB Studio. He continues sharpening his tools as an actor under the tutelage of his Spiritual Teacher and Master, Guru Enlightenment. Some of his TV & Film credits include Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), The Good Cop (Netflix), and West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg (2020).

Noah Gaynor

NOAH GAYNOR (he/him/ his) MILES Noah is a Chicago native and Julliard alum, can be seen in the feature LUCE, opposite Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts (which premiered at Cannes and was seen at both Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival as well). He was also in Dan Fogelman’s feature “Life Itself” and starred in the Indie feature “Block Island”. He has also guest starred in Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Law & Order”: SVU. He is represented by Buchwald and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

Eddie Gutiérrez

EDDIE GUTIÉRREZ (JULIÁN)  is thrilled to make his Two River Theater debut, and so thankful for live theater’s return! Pre-pandemic, he was featured as Paul San Marco in New York City Center’s production of A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Miss Abigail’s Guide… opposite Joyce DeWitt and Christine Pedi; and Twilight: the Musical at New World Stages. Other NYC: Moments created with Tectonic Theater Project and Moisés Kaufman; Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s new musical Other World; and Eddie’s one-man show Loveology, which debuted at Ars Nova. Regional: A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl; Matthew Lopez’s Somewhere alongside Priscilla Lopez; and West Side Story at Musical Theatre West. Film/TV: Safe & Sound (Cannes Film Festival Short selection); This is Me; Conan.” Upcoming films: One Week in Heaven; A Tangled Web; and Rhapsody in Blue. B.F.A. NYU/Tisch. Thank you Annie, Tony, TRT, Chad, Jarrett, and this cast and crew for making theater at a time when we need it most. Thank you to my team at KMR, la familia, and Steven for believing in me and the endless support–I am eternally grateful. @eddie.ology

Gerardo Rodriguez

GERARDO RODRIGUEZ (he/him/his) (HÉCTOR) most recently appeared in The Coop’s inaugural Off-Broadway production of Terra Firma by Barbara Hammond. Other select theatre credits include Summer and Smoke (CSC), Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement (INTAR), It Can’t Happen Here (Berkeley Rep), Se Llama Christina (INTAR), To the Bone (Cherry Lane), Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse), La Ruta (Working Theater), Lucy Loves Me (INTAR), Elemeno Pea (Humana Festival), Dramatis Personae (Playwrights Realm), Chad Deity (Mixed Blood). TV/Film includes Elementary, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Shades of Blue, Search Party, Person of Interest, Law & Order CI and Law & Order SVU, Blind, Misty Button, The Artist’s Wife, Cruzando, Winter of Frozen Dreams, Don’t Let Me Drown, Last Night at Angelo’s, and Fish. MFA-ART/MXAT.

Jon Rua

JON RUA (he/him) (BETO) Actor: Broadway: SpongeBob (Patchy the Pirate), Hamilton (OBC Charles Lee, Hamilton Alternate), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In the Heights (Sonny & Graffiti Pete). Off-Broadway: Hamilton, Kung Fu, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro-Craig Noel Leading Actor Nomination), Bring It On: The Musical, La Jolla’s Hardbody, Muny’s Annie & West Side Story. Film: Fall to Rise, First Reformed, Isn’t It Romantic, TV: Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Verizon. Digital: Mas Mejor. Choreographer: Phish: NYE 2019 (Madison Square Garden), West Side Story (Milwaukee Rep), SpongeBob Broadway (‘WTGGT’ Assistant Choreographer), The Cher Show Broadway (‘Believe’ Choreographer), Isn’t It Romantic (Assistant Choreographer), Coheed & Cambria, Aida (Muny), Jesus Christ Superstar (Muny), Travelers Insurance, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, NBA, Broadway Bares. Jon’s work has been influential to Broadway’s Hamilton, On Your Feet, Bring It On: The Musical, Hands on a Hardbody, In the Heights. Dancer for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, Target, BillBoard, Puma, Reebok, IBM, Panasonic.

THE CREATIVES

Playwright

Tony Meneses
Tony Meneses

Tony Meneses was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Albuquerque (N.M.) and Dallas (Texas). His plays include Guadalupe in the Guest RoomThe Women of Padillatwenty50 and The Hombres. He’s an alumnus of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Ars Nova Play Group, the Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat at Ucross, Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship and Youngblood. His works have previously been developed at the Lark Playwrights’ Week, the Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, the WildWind Performance Lab, the Denver Center New Play Summit, and The Old Globe Powers New Voices Festival. He’s a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award, is published by Dramatists Play Service, and has been previously been commissioned by the Denver Center, Two River Theater and The Juilliard School; he is currently under commission from The Old Globe. Education: The University of Texas at Austin, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard.

Tony is also a certified yoga teacher, and practitioner for 11 years.

Director

Annie Tippe
Annie Tippe

ANNIE TIPPE (she/her) DIRECTOR is a director and creator of new work, film and music theater. Recent: Premiere of Dave Malloy’s Octet at the Signature Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Direction, SDC Callaway Award Finalist) and Ghost Quartet (Premiere, The Bushwick Starr, etc…), Leslye Headland’s Cult of Love (Premiere, IAMA Theatre Company), Bess Wohl’s Continuity (Goodman Theatre), Molly Beach Murphy + Jeanna Phillips’ Cowboy Bob (Village Theatre; New York Stage + Film), James + Jerome’s Ink (w. Rachel Chavkin, Under the Radar/Met Museum) and The Conversationalists (Bushwick Starr). Former Ars Nova Director-in-Residence, Drama League Directing Fellow, Williamstown Directing Corps. Upcoming: Octet (Berkeley Rep, April ’22), Life After (Goodman Theatre, June ’22). www.annietippe.com

Choreographer / Dance Captain

Jon Rua
Jon Rua

JON RUA (he/him) (BETO) Actor: Broadway: SpongeBob (Patchy the Pirate), Hamilton (OBC Charles Lee, Hamilton Alternate), Hands on a Hardbody (Jesus Pena), In the Heights (Sonny & Graffiti Pete). Off-Broadway: Hamilton, Kung Fu, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Damn Yankees (Encores!). Regional: Old Globe’s Somewhere (Alejandro-Craig Noel Leading Actor Nomination), Bring It On: The Musical, La Jolla’s Hardbody, Muny’s Annie & West Side Story. Film: Fall to Rise, First Reformed, Isn’t It Romantic, TV: Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order, Verizon. Digital: Mas Mejor. Choreographer: Phish: NYE 2019 (Madison Square Garden), West Side Story (Milwaukee Rep), SpongeBob Broadway (‘WTGGT’ Assistant Choreographer), The Cher Show Broadway (‘Believe’ Choreographer), Isn’t It Romantic (Assistant Choreographer), Coheed & Cambria, Aida (Muny), Jesus Christ Superstar (Muny), Travelers Insurance, ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, NBA, Broadway Bares. Jon’s work has been influential to Broadway’s Hamilton, On Your Feet, Bring It On: The Musical, Hands on a Hardbody, In the Heights. Dancer for Mariah Carey, Phish, Don Omar, Soulja Boy, Target, BillBoard, Puma, Reebok, IBM, Panasonic.

Scenic Designer

Amy Rubin
Amy Rubin

AMY RUBIN SCENIC DESIGNER Amy Rubin is a designer of environments for theater, opera, dance, and live events. Recent credits include: Snow Day (Houston Grand Opera); Blue (Michigan Opera Theatre); Octet (Signature Theater); Cyrano (The New Group); Thom Pain (based on nothing) (Signature Theater); Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre); Miles for Mary (Playwrights Horizons); Acquanetta (Prototype Festival); Aging Magician (New Victory Theatre). Her designs have been featured at American Repertory Theater, McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Walker Arts Center, MassMoCA, Z Space, The Kimmel Center, and numerous TED Talks.

Costume Designer

Haydee Zelideth
Haydee Zelideth

HAYDEE ZELIDETH (she/her/hers) COSTUME DESIGNER believes that clothes are a powerful tool of one’s own personal statement. In their own way they carry on public conversations with others and they share stories about who we are, who we are not, and who we wish to be. They are a means of exploring how to manipulate our perception of the human body and mind, in how our appearance (both physical and in what we wear) informs how the world chooses to engage or disengage with us, and how these images can open up perceptions of race, class, socioeconomic status, and more – all of which are conversations that most interest her. She is a Mexican American that grew up on both sides of the border. These experiences inform her point of view and how she approaches her work as a storyteller, giving depth, dimension and color to the specificities of someone’s life. www.haydeezelideth.com

Lighting Designer

Alejandro Fajardo
Alejandro Fajardo

ALEJANDRO FAJARDO (he/him/his) LIGHTING DESIGNER Alejandro Fajardo is a Colombian lighting designer based in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn). Alejandro strongly believes that art and imagination can help guide our communities through the current crises we face and build a new future that centers community care and growth. His recent theatrical credits include Gem of the Ocean (Trinity Rep), NYC Free: a month long performance festival at Little Island Park, Murmur (Kafka Collective), The Bengson’s Broken Ear Setlist: Songs from OHIO (St. Ann’s Warehouse), /wē/ and fôr (Michiyaya Dance), Cherie Dre (Danspace Projects), and more. Alejandro has designed two escape rooms at Big Sky Resort in Montana, as well as a series of theatrical immersive games at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (Big Sky, MT). Alejandro has designed the site lighting for music festivals (Electric Forest, Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival, Life is Beautiful) and many New York Fashion Week shows with Rob Ross Design; he is one of the associate Lighting Directors for Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center. See more of his work at www.fajardodesigns.com

Sound Designer

German Martinez
German Martinez

GERMÁN MARTÍNEZ (he/they) SOUND DESIGNER Germán Martínez is a NYC based Sound Designer and Audio Engineer. He received his BFA in Production and Design in Theatre, with a concentration in Sound in 2018 from Montclair State University. He currently is the Eastern Representative for the TSDCA (Theatrical Sound Designer and Composers Association). His work has been featured at: American Repertory Theatre, GALA Hispanic, George Street Playhouse. Upcoming projects will be at: Trinity Rep, Dallas Theater Center, and Houston Stages. Germán is motivated to uplift stories that explore the topics of queer experiences, immigrant and first generation stories, and BIPOC narratives. He invites any like minded artists to collaborate. You can keep up with his work on Instagram: @GermanTheSoundDesigner

Fight Director & Intimacy Consultant

David Anzuelo
David Anzuelo

UNKLEDAVE’S FIGHT-HOUSE | FIGHT DIRECTOR & INTIMACY CONSULTANT UDFH is a team of fight/ intimacy directors who create illusions of violence & intimacy for the stage/flim/tv. Two River Theater credits: King Hedley ll; Seven Guitars; A Raisin In The Sun; Be More Chill and El Coqui Espectacular & The Bottle Of Doom. Broadway: Girl From The North Country; Escape To Margaritaville; The Great Society; Tuck Everlasting; An American In Paris; Disgraced. Off-Broadway: On Sugarland (NYTW); Kimberly Akimbo (Atlantic); Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven (Atlantic Theater, Drama Desk Nomination). Oedipus El Rey (The Public Theater – Drama Desk Nomination). Film/ TV: “Poor Behavior”; “Emoticon”; “AnnieLive!”

Fight Captain

Noah Gaynor
Noah Gaynor

NOAH GAYNOR (he/him/ his) MILES Noah is a Chicago native and Julliard alum, can be seen in the feature LUCE, opposite Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts (which premiered at Cannes and was seen at both Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival as well). He was also in Dan Fogelman’s feature “Life Itself” and starred in the Indie feature “Block Island”. He has also guest starred in Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Law & Order”: SVU. He is represented by Buchwald and Authentic Talent & Literary Management.

Dialect Coach

Rosie Berrido
Rosie Berrido

Rosie Berrido is a native New Yorker of Hispanic parents.  A graduate of the School for Film and Television and NYU, she is a bilingual coach and audiobook narrator for the Library of Congress. Her clients include actors that have made appearances on Law & Order, Blue Bloods, What Would You Do?, POWER, The Bridge, Mountain Dew campaigns, A Bicycle  Country, and numerous independent films, as well as business professionals and journalists for NBCLatino.com, Latina Magazine, HBO Latino. Rosie also prepares acting students for admissions audition to colleges in the US. She is best known for having translated and adapted to the Spanish language John Leguizamo’s Broadway hit Ghetto Klown (for his Latin-American tour 2012-2013) and she still coaches for Mr. Leguizamo’s production company. As an actress she is the recipient of 6 HOLA awards, a NY State Citation Award and the Pan-Pacific Film Award (Best actress in a Drama), and she has appeared in over 75 theater productions in English and Spanish in New York and abroad. She is currently an active member of the Spanish Repertory Theater in New York City and a member of the Broadways Leagues’ VIVA Broadway initiative. Rosie is the Owner and Founder of Rosie’s Rules.com – Bilingual acting and diction coaching in the Tri-State area.

Assistant Choreographer

Rebecca Corrigan
Rebecca Corrigan

REBECCA CORRIGAN (she/her) ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER is originally from a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, and is a New York based artist. A few of her credits include a featured dancer in Warner Brothers’ In the Heights, Phish’s NYE at Madison Square Garden, Invisiball with NBDC on Broadway, the role of Graziella in MRT’s West Side Story, NY Auto show, NY Comic Con, and NY Fashion week. Rebecca has performed at venues around the U.S. such as The Joyce Theater, Javits Center, Detroit Opera House, L.A. ‘s The Montalbán, Tennessee PAC and several more. She has danced for artists Phish, Coheed and Cambria, 3oh3!, Jason Derulo, Nova Zef, Nickelback and Kid Rock. She was an assistant choreographer for The Cher Show on Broadway, the NY Knicks Dance team and many APAP performances. Rebecca has been featured in Dance Spirit magazine as a “mover and shaker to know” and Paper Magazine’s upcoming artists. She has been training and performing with Jon Rua’s TheGrit, Nadine Bommer Dance Company, MG & Artists and Vessels Co. outside and throughout NYC. Rebecca’s love for dance deepens when she’s able to see the joy and curiosity it brings out in others.

Production Stage Manager

Larry Copeland
Larry Copeland

Larry Copeland is very happy to return to Two River Theater during these challenging times. Previously he was part of the Stage Management teams for Twelfth Night, Oo-Bla-Dee, Lives of Reason, and Henry V. Broadway: Leap of Faith; Off Broadway: Exit Strategy; In Canada: Lion King, I Am My Own Wife, Evangeline, Anne of Green Gables, Two years of touring with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia through the US, Canada, and China. Larry would like to thank Sue, Sybil, and CC for all their love and support.

Megan Smith
Megan Smith

MEGAN SMITH (she/her/hers) PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER is thrilled to return to Two River Theater for The Hombres. Previous TRT credits include Radio Golf, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Bridge of San Luis Rey. In 2019, Ms. Smith helped David Greenspan remount TRT’s production of The Bridge of San Luis Rey for Miami New Drama. Select NY credits include: Off-Broadway: Usual Girls, Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre Company); Fetch Clay, Make Man and Red Dog Howls (New York Theatre Workshop); The Scottsboro Boys (The Vineyard Theatre); Book of Days (Signature Theatre). Regional credits include: Miami New Drama, Westport Country Playhouse, Long Wharf Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, New York Stage and Film, Bard SummerScape and The Guthrie Theater.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM

Serious and funny and heartbreaking and beautiful.

—OUT IN JERSEY

A modern play that will both entertain and provoke important conversations.

—BROADWAY WORLD

Superb direction by Annie Tippe and top-notch choreography by Jon Rua.

—BROADWAY WORLD

A play that must be seen, that deserves to be seen, that is a privilege to see.

—OUT IN JERSEY

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HEALTH & SAFETY

All audience members over the age of five will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and wear masks while inside the theater building. This is consistent with the commitments to safety we have made for our artists, staff and audiences. Exceptions are only made for patrons eating and/or drinking in designated areas within one hour prior to showtime or for special events.

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