“Intense, fast-paced and blisteringly funny, the restaurant-kitchen comedy SEARED is an outstanding accomplishment!”
“One of the finest plays of the season! A funny, dramatic exercise in frustration, love, and the adoration of a devoted chef to his art.”
-THE BERKSHIRE EDGE
SEARED is a new fit-for-foodies comedy by critically-acclaimed playwright THERESA REBECK (BERNHARDT/HAMLET) directed by Tony® nominee MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL (MCC’s HAND TO GOD).
Brilliant, hot-headed chef Harry scores a mention in a food magazine with his signature scallops, and his business partner Mike finally sees profits within reach. The only problem, Harry refuses to recreate his masterpiece for the masses. Mix in a shrewd restaurant consultant and a waiter with dreams of his own and it all goes to hell in this hilarious and insightful new play that asks us to consider where art ends and commerce begins. Audiences will be up close to the action of as MCC’s flexible Frankel Theater is transformed into the intimate kitchen of a New York City restaurant.
The east coast premiere of SEARED was produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director.
Originally commissioned and produced by San Francisco Playhouse/Bill English, Artistic Director
Susi Damilano, Producing Director. San Francisco, California
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W. TRÉ DAVIS
W. TRÉ DAVIS
Tré is truly pleased to make his MCC debut. His work has been seen at The Public (Hamlet), Signature (Zooman and the Sign), Black Labs Theatre/Ars Nova (Crude), 59e59 (Glenburn 12WP) , Poetic Theatre Co. (Paradox of the Urban Cliche), National Black Theatre (Carnaval AUDELCO Award, SWEET) The Movement Theatre Co. (Look Upon Our Lowliness). Regionally he has been seen at Williamstown (Seared), Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Virginia Stage Co., St. Louis Rep, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and many more. Television credits include “Valor,” “Shades of Blue,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Chicago PD.” Film credits include Premature (Sundance 2019), Didn’t I Ask For Tea, No Alternative, and the forthcoming Violet (featuring Olivia Munn). A big thank you to my entire team! For Ro and Richard.
Television: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Hannibal,” “The Path,” “Suspicion,” “Bojack Horseman,” “Pushing Daisies.” Film: Find Me Guilty, Custody, Ferdinand, My Soul to Take, Elian. Broadway: Leap of Faith, Arcadia, Speed-the-Plow, The Homecoming, Company, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Taboo, Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show. Off-Broadway: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Normal Heart, Comedians, tick, tick… BOOM! ENCORES!: Anyone Can Whistle, The Cradle Will Rock, Road Show. Shakespeare in the Park’s Twelfth Night, Cymbeline. Kennedy Center: Chess, 2002 Sondheim Celebration: Sunday in the Park with George and Merrily We Roll Along. Regional: Cry, The Beloved Country, Slaughterhouse-Five, Fur, What the Butler Saw, Arcadia. Four-time Tony Award nominee in every acting category and recipient of the OBIE, the New York Outer Critics Award, the Barrymore, the LA Ovation Award, the Jose Ferrer Award, three Drama Desk Awards, and the Theater World Award.
MCC debut. Off-Broadway: Trick or Treat at 59E59, opposite Gordon Clapp. Other NYC: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Civilian Studios, Primary Stages, Present Company, NativeAliens, Red Fern Theatre, Circle East. Regional credits include: The world premiere of two Theresa Rebeck plays, The Nest at Denver Center and Dig at Dorset Theatre Festival; Chapter Two directed by Marsha Mason at Arizona Theatre Co.; numerous productions at Northern Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, TheatreSquared, Portland Stage, Weston Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, New Century Theatre, Public Theater, Shadowland Stages, Foothills Theatre, Opera House Arts. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “The Leftovers” (HBO), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Law & Order: SVU,” “All My Children.” www.davidmason.info
Krysta will next be seen starring as “Meg” in the Public Works musical adaptation of Disney’s Hercules at the Delacorte Theater. On television, Krysta will be seen opposite Matthew Broderick the upcoming Netflix series “Daybreak.” Other Television: “Trial & Error” (NBC); “Indoor Boys” (2019 Indie Series Award for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy); “Smash” (NBC); “Quantico” (ABC); “Younger” (TV Land); “Chasing Life” (ABC Family); “The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC); “Married” (FX); “Inside Amy Schumer” (Comedy Central); and “Gossip Girl” (CW). Broadway: First Date, The Addams Family, A Chorus Line,In The Heights, Spring Awakening, Good Vibrations. Off-Broadway: What We’re Up Against (The Women’s Project). Regional highlights: West Side Story (The Kennedy Center/National Symphony Orchestra); Seared (Williamstown Theater Festival); A Chorus Line (Hollywood Bowl). Upcoming solo appearance: Feinstein’s/54 Below debut September 10th -14th.
Theresa Rebeck is a prolific and widely produced playwright, whose work can be seen and read throughout the United States and abroad. Last season, her fourth Broadway play premiered, making Rebeck the most Broadway-produced female playwright of our time. Other Broadway works include Dead Accounts; Seminar and Mauritius. Other notable NY and regional plays include: Downstairs (Primary Stages), The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann and Spike Heels (Second Stage), Bad Dates, The Butterfly Collection and Our House (Playwrights Horizons), The Understudy (Roundabout), View of the Dome (NYTW), What We’re Up Against (Women’s Project), Omnium Gatherum (Pulitzer Prize finalist). As a director, her work has been seen at The Alley Theatre (Houston), the REP Company (Delaware); Dorset Theatre Festival, the Orchard Project & the Folger Theatre. Major film and television projects include “Trouble,” starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse (writer and director), “NYPD Blue,” the NBC series “Smash” (creator), and the upcoming female spy thriller 355 (for Jessica Chastain’s production company). As a novelist, Rebeck’s books include Three Girls and Their Brother and I’m Glad About You. Rebeck is the recipient of the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation Award, a Lilly Award and more.
MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL
MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL
Moritz von Stuelpnagel is a New York based director. Broadway: Theresa Rebeck’s Bernhardt/Hamlet starring Janet McTeer (Roundabout), Noël Coward’s Present Laughter starring Kevin Kline (three Tony Award nominations including Best Revival), Robert Askins’ Hand to God (five Tony Award nominations including Best Play and Best Director). West End: Hand to God (Olivier Award nomination). Off-Broadway: Larissa Fasthorse’s The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Mike Lew’s Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi/Public Theater), Nick Jones’ Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Nick Jones’ Verité (Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3), Mike Lew’s Bike America (Ma-Yi), Nick Jones’ Trevor (Lesser America), Robert Askins’ Love Song of the Albanian Sous Chef (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Mel & El(Ars Nova), Michael Mitnick’s Spacebar (Studio 42), and Adam Szymkowicz’s My Base and Scurvy Heart (Studio 42). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and more. Moritz is the former artistic director of Studio 42, NYC’s producer of “unproducible” plays. moritzvs.com
set design by TIM MACKABEE
costume design by TILLY GRIMES
lighting design by DAVID J. WEINER
sound design by PALMER HEFFERAN
prop supervisor ANDREW DIAZ
production stage manager RACHEL GROSS
casting by TELSEY + COMPANY / ADAM CALDWELL, CSA, WILL CANTLER, CSA, KARYN CASL, CSA
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