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"Both ridiculous and strangely moving."
- Jesse Green, The New York Times

Photos by Hunter Canning

'The Best Off-Off Broadway shows in NYC'
- Adam Feldman, TimeOut New York 

'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."
 - Broadway World

"A very funny play that commands frequent fits of laughter. However, at its core are Giles’ complex characters quietly suffering through their loneliness..."
- Theater Pizzazz

The Making of Breeders


Learn more from playwright Dan Giles, director Jaki Bradley, and actors Alton Alburo & Lea McKenna-Garcia.

Video by Hallie & Zach Griffin

Time Lapse Breeders


Watch technical director ToniAnne DiFilippo and the wizards of our production team piece together Brian Dudkiewicz's brilliant set.

Click here for team bios.
Mikey - Alton Alburo*

Jason - Fernando Gonzalez*†

Tyson - Lea McKenna-Garcia*†

Dean - Jacob Perkins*

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

*indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

The Breeders Team

About the Play

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.


2017 New Light New Voices Winner

2016 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwrighting Kennedy Center

September 21 - October 14, 2017

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