2017 new light new voices winner
2016 mark twain prize for comic playwrighting kennedy center
September 21 - october 14, 2017
Access theater black box | 380 Broadway
Both ridiculous and strangely moving.
Jesse Green, The New York Times
Photos by Hunter Canning
Listed as 'The best Off-Off Broadway shows in NYC'
Adam Feldman, TimeOut New York
Listed as '5 New NYC Shows That Are Breaking Hearts And Blowing Minds'
Brandon Voss, New Now Next
Sly and keen-witted dark comedy.
Time Out New York, Critics' Pick
Unexpectedly, marvelous new comedy.
The Huffington Post
Giles’ play is smart. He doesn’t show all of his cards until the moment is right.
Named 'Best Bet' from Theatre is Easy
"Examines the trials of breeding with intelligence, feeling and wit."
"A very funny play that commands frequent fits of laughter. However, at its core are Giles’ complex characters quietly suffering through their loneliness...
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Playwright Dan Giles, Director Jaki Bradley, and Actors Alton Alburo and Lea McKenna-Garcia.
Video by Hallie & Zach Griffin
Watch T.D. ToniAnne DiFilippo and the wizards of our production team piece together the brilliant set of Brian Dudkiewicz for BREEDERS!
Written by Dan Giles
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Line Producing by Nick Walsh †
Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz †
Costume Design by Genevieve V. Beller †
Lighting Design by Oona Curley
Sound Design by Ben Vigus
Prop Design by Devin Cortez Lake
Stage Management by Nikki Castle* †
Assistant Stage Management by Lindsey Hurley †
Technical Direction by ToniAnne DiFilippo †
Press Representation by Karen Greco
† indicates NLTP company member - click on name for more info
*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association
The Breeders Team
Dan's plays have been performed or developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Kennedy Center, FaultLine Theater (San Francisco), the New York Fringe, Dixon Place, the Great Plains Theatre Conference (2014 & 2016), and others. Awards include the Kennedy Center ACTF’s Mark Twain Prize, the American Repertory Theater’s Phyllis Anderson Prize, and an Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Award. He’s a graduate of the MFA program at Carnegie Mellon, where he studied with Rob Handel, and a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Jaki is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays and musicals. Recent projects: Row (Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals) Playing Hot (Gym at Judson), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage), and I’ve Been to Sea Before (TONY Critic’s Pick). She has developed and presented work with The Public, Williamstown, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova and The Flea. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Ars Nova and a former Drama League Artist-in-Residence, member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Upcoming: Good Men Wanted at New York Stage and Film.
Two men, Dean and Mikey, prepared for ages to have a baby. Now, stifled by convention, Dean has doubts that gnaw at him.
Two hamsters, Tyson and Jason, are suddenly pregnant with nine babies. Now, smothered by affection, Tyson has fears that nibble at her.
Nobody was planning to eat anyone. Things just got out of hand.
Breeders is a comedy about the cozy cage of mainstreamed queerness, the surprising variety of things that can fit in one’s mouth, and the tender savagery of ordinary devotion.