Tuesday, August 17, 2010


(Cody Daigle, playwright and actor, has a new show which will open at off Broadway's Theatre Row on September 16th.  Below is the official press release from the producing company.  Congratulations to Cody from the entire theatre community!)

“Maieutic Theatre Works has a sack of gold on its hands, they are to be commended for producing such a fine contribution to the artistic world.”nytheatre.com for MTWorks’ production of Cody Daigle’s Providence.

Maieutic Theatre Works
Proudly Presents


Written by


Directed by

OCTOBER 2, 2010


Maieutic Theatre Works (MTWorks) is pleased to present the world premiere of A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN, by LGBTQ journalist Cody Daigle, directed by Dev Bondarin. A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN will play a 4-week limited engagement at The Studio @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Performances begin Thursday, September 16th through Saturday, October 2nd.

Press are cordially invited Friday, September 17th at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 18th at 8:00 pm & Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m.
(Unofficial press dates will be accommodated, upon request.)

Connor and his boyfriend think they're ready to start a family; Connor's recently widowed mother thinks she needs to re-start a family herself. When a thirteen-year-old foster child and a poet from London arrive into their lives, they'll find out exactly how ready they are.

A selection at The 2010 National NewBorn Festival.

Featuring Alex Bond* (Off-B'way: Flamingo Court; MTWorks: Barrier Island), Mark Emerson* (MTWorks: Barrier Island), Lavita Shaurice Burr (GLAAD Winner: She Like Girls), David Stallings (MTWorks: Folie A Deux) and Dathan B. Williams* (B'way: Show Boat, dir. Hal Prince).

Martha Goode (Associate Producer Miracle Worker, Circle In The Square) is the producing director. Set design by Blair Mielnik (NY IT Awards Nominee, To Barcelona!), costume design by Rachel Dozier-Ezell, lighting design by Dan Gallagher, and sound design by Kim Fuhr. The production stage manager is Carolynn Richer, and Nichol C. Rosas Ullman is the assistant stage manager. Dramaturgy by Cristina Alicea.
A HOME ACROSS THE OCEAN plays the following schedule through Saturday, October 2nd:

Tuesdays at 7pm (followed by a talk-back)
Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8pm
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Theatre Row Box Office, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

**Running time: 2 hours including one intermission**

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.


CODY DAIGLE (Playwright) is a playwright and journalist living in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is also a contributing blogger on LGBTQ issues for 365Gay.com and Our Big Gayborhood, a new LGBTQ online magazine. His plays include Last Night of the World (Riant Theatre, NYC), Guernica (Augusta State University, Georgia; UL-Lafayette, Louisiana), Life/Play (2007 FringeNYC), Providence (MTWorks, NYC; reading at New Jersey Repertory, NJ), and A Home Across the Ocean (MTWorks 2010 NewBorn Festival, NYC).

DEV BONDARIN (Director) is pleased to return to MTWorks where she directed a reading of Slip/Shot in last season's National New Born Festival. Directing credits include: Romeo & Juliet (EBE Ensemble @ The Music Pagoda in Prospect Park), The House of Blue Leaves (Gallery Players), Snapshots and Map Quest (Prospect Theater Company), Thucydides (Samuel French Festival - Winner 2009), and Raised by Lesbians (FringeNYC). SDCF Observership recipient. MFA in Directing - Brooklyn College. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab. Associate Member: SDC and the League of Professional Theatre Women.  www.devbondarin.com.

ALEX BOND (Grethe) Most recently she appeared in MTWorks production of Barrier Island by David Stallings.  Off-Broadway: Flamingo Court at New World Stages.  Regional theatres:  Provincetown Theatre, New Harmony Theatre, Depot Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Virginia Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three.  Numerous national commercials.  Stand-up comedy.  Whenever she can, Ms. Bond promotes tolerance by reading selections from her novel Late Nights With The Boys: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse with David L. Carson.  Their work has received the Producer’s Pick Award from the 2007 Dallas/Ft. Worth Fringe Festival, the Best Literary Staging from the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival, and Fruit of Distinction Awards from the 2009 Fresh Fruit Festival.

DATHAN B. WILLIAMS (Mahmbi) Broadway and 1st National Tour of Show Boat. National Tours of: The Color of Justice, The Wind In The Willows and The King and I. Recent Credits include: Whatever The Weather (Mythic City), Macbeth (TWAS Classical Lab), West of The Willow Tree (New Professional Theater), Line In The Sand (Virginia Stage Company), Nathan The Wise (Pearl Theatre Company), Josephine Tonight! (Songbook Series), Buffalo Gal (Primary Stages), Show Boat (Carnegie Hall), Medea (TWAS), The Matchmaker (Winston Prep – Guest Artist), American Duet and Becoming Tennesse  (both at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). Also work with these New York Companies:  AMAS, The Woman’s Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, York Theatre, MTC, SoHo Rep and 92nd St Y. Regional Theaters include: Prince Music Theater, California Music Theater, Bay Street Theater, Maine State Music Theater, The Cleveland Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Barrington Stage Company, Madison Rep, Goodman Theater, Marriott-Lincolnshire Theater, Milwaukee Rep Festival/The Next Act Theater, Stage One, two seasons with The Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Guthrie Award) and Folger Shakespeare among others. This fall he can be seen as Captain Ross in the Web Sci-Fi Series, The M Theory.

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is a non-profit NYC based theatre company that has premiered distinctive plays and brought numerous Broadway performers to Off-Off Broadway audiences since 2006. Now a family of 12 theater professionals and 28 company actors, MTWorks’ mission is to birth new plays inspired by playwrights and regions outside of New York City.

Past productions include Carol Carpenter’s Good Lonely People at The Robert Moss Theatre (Winner of 3 Planet Connections Theatre Awards; Best Supporting Actress, Best New Playwright, Activist Award), directed by Diánna Martin; David Stallings’ Barrier Island (Center Stage), directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2010 National NewBorn Festival at Asya Geisberg Studio, various directors; Underworld: Duets at The Triad NYC (Benefit); 4 Variations of Mee at Manhattan Children’s Theatre, various directors; Louise Flory's Look After You at The SoHo Playhouse (FringeNYC 09), directed by David Stallings; Jacqueline Goldfinger's The Oath at The Arclight Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2009 National NewBorn Festival at The ArcLight Theater, various directors; Into the Underworld: A Broadway Understudy Tell All...With Music at The Triad NYC (Benefit); David Stallings' Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell at The Connelly Theater, directed by Cristina Alicea (FringeNYC 08); Cody Daigle's Providence at The Rock Theatre, directed by Ian Crawford; Underworld: A Night With Broadway's Understudies at The D-Lounge (Benefit); The 2008 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; David Stallings's Arpeggio at The 45th Street Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea; The 2007 National NewBorn Festival at The Payan Theatre, various directors; and David Stallings’ Folie a Deux: Insanity in Pairs at The Rock Theatre, directed by Cristina Alicea. www.mtworks.org

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