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 is 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. You’ve never seen (or smelled) a production quite like this. Audiences will be up close to the action of SEARED’s working kitchen onstage in our intimate and flexible space.
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
Theresa Rebeck’s many plays have been widely produced on and off Broadway, regionally and internationally. This fall, her fourth Broadway play, Bernhardt/Hamlet, premiered on Broadway and her play Downstairs opened at Primary Stages starring Tim Daly and Tyne Daly. Other Broadway works include Dead Accounts; Seminar and Mauritius. Other notable NY and regional plays include: Seared, 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 Theater of Houston, Dorset Theater Festival, the Orchard Project and the Folger Shakespeare Theater. She recently wrote and directed the independent feature Trouble, starring Anjelica Huston, Bill Pullman and David Morse. In television, she is best known for her work on “NYPD Blue” and for creating the NBC series “Smash.” 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. His Broadway credits include: Bernhardt/Hamlet (Roundabout Theatre Company), Noël Coward’s Present Laughter with Kevin Kline (three Tony nominations including Best Revival of a Play); Rob Askins’ Hand to God (five Tony nominations including Best New Play and Best Director, Lortel Award nomination, SDC Callaway nomination). West End: Hand to God (Olivier nomination for Best New Comedy). Off-Broadway: The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons); Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club); Verite (Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3); Teenage Dick (The Public Theater); TREVOR (Lesser America); Love Songs of the Albanian Sous Chef (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Bike America (Ma-Yi); MEL & EL: Show & Tell (Ars Nova); Spacebar (Studio 42); and My Base and Scurvy Heart (Studio 42). Regional: Alliance Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Huntington Theatre, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and more. Moritz is the former artistic director of Studio 42, NYC’s producer of “unproducible” plays. moritzvs.com
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