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ASSHOLE is a bracing new play by Justin Kuritzkes about a doctor who works for the government and is obsessed with the smell of his own asshole. He has a patient whom he can’t seem to get out of his mind. In fact, he finds her continued presence to be a little...disturbing. Directed and designed by Knud Adams, this world premiere features Polly Lee and Ikechukwu Ufomadu.
Thursday, Aug. 31, at 8 pm
Friday, Sept. 1 at 8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 pm
Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 pm
Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 8 pm
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 pm
Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 pm
JUSTIN KURITZKES (Playwright) Kuritzkes’ play The Sensuality Party was produced by The New Group in the spring of 2016. His short plays If…Then… and War of Attrition were produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville as part of the 2014 Humana Festival. Justin was a member of Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and he has been awarded residencies from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, where he was a member of the inaugural writers group: The Working Farm. Justin was born in Los Angeles and lives in New York.
KNUD ADAMS (Director & Designer) recently directed Celine Song’s Tom & Eliza (JACK), Julia Jarcho's Every Angel is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb), Eliza Bent's On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba (The New Ohio), Max Posner’s Snore (Juilliard), Carl Holder’s An Intimate Evening with Typhoid Mary (The New Ohio), and, currently, Torrey Townsend's The Workshop (with softFocus, starring Austin Pendleton). Previously, he assistant directed for some of the nation's foremost artists, including André Gregory, Elizabeth LeCompte, Richard Foreman, Sam Gold, Sarah Benson, and Rachel Chavkin. Knud was Drama League Directing Fellow, a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and a Playwrights Horizons Directing Resident. www.knudadams.com
Polly Lee (Actor) New York Theatre: Nikolai and the Others (LCT), Nightlands, (Not) Water (New Georges), Fix Me, Jesus, How I Fell In Love (Abingdon Theatre), Roadkill Confidential, One Thing I Like to Say Is … and Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb), Winners, Lenin’s Embalmers, Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Graceland (LCT3), The Empty Ocean (Stella Adler Studio), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theatre), Abigail’s Party (u/s performed - The New Group), Water (HERE Arts Center) and more. Regional: ART, Yale Rep., La Jolla Playhouse, Humana Festival, Passage Theatre, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Gloucester Stage Co., McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena and more. Film & TV: The Looming Tower (Hulu), Gotham (FOX), Baggage (Extraordinary Alien Prods), Butterflies of Bill Baker (I Laugh I Cry Prods), The Paper (Dreamworks), The Americans (recurring), Chicago Med, Younger (recurring), Donny!, Alpha House, Last Week Tonight (HBO). Miss Lee has narrated many audio-books and is a proud member of EST, Rising Phoenix Rep., AEA and an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden Award.
Ikechukwu Ufomadu (Actor) is an actor and comic entertainer. He's creator and host to a number of original, live shows including: Ike at Night (Under the Radar/Public Theater, Bushwick Starr, JACK); Nightcap | by Ike (Joe's Pub at The Public); Ike Night (Ars Nova, San Francisco Sketchfest); and Ike for the Holidays (Manhattan Inn). He performs stand-up at venues across New York, including Union Hall and UCB. He has collaborated with OBIE-winning theatre companies including: Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, 600 Highwaymen and Hoi Polloi. He trained at NYU's Tisch School and is a current member of the Joe's Pub Working Group.