Guild Hall presents a new play "Falls for Jodie"

Written by Eric Micha Holmes & Directed by Bill Burford

Performances March 6 to 17, 2019

Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

 

Inspired by the months before John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, “Falls for Jodie” is an imagined account of Hinckley’s strange partnership with a concierge at a hotel next to the Yale campus, who tries to help Hinckley win the affections of his child-star crush.

Written by Eric Micha Holmes, “Falls for Jodie” will provoke attendees to consider their views on difficult topics including gun control, criminal justice, mental health and treatment. It's particularly well-timed considering the epidemic of seemingly random acts of mass violence which have been on a steep rise in our country. Guild Hall continues to choose works that address challenging topics such as these and serve to start important conversations in our community and beyond.

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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“Eric Micha Holmes is a playwright of distinction - an important and emerging new voice for the American stage whose work is being championed by many of the most significant developmental theaters in the country," stated Josh Gladstone, John Drew Theater Artistic Director. "We are proud and honored to be able to support this artist’s journey by providing space for a workshop production of his new play "Fall for Jodie" at the John Drew Theater. We look forward to great things from Eric, and this is a rare opportunity for our community to connect with one of the vital and current voices that is shaping the theatrical landscape of the 21st century.”

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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The cast features features Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul and is directed by Bill Burford. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up as the performance contains strong language. Tickets are $20 ($18 Members) and $10 Students. Presented at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Michael Paul and Trevor Vaughn. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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TREVOR VAUGHN

Actor, singer/songwriter Trevor Vaughn is thrilled to be back on the boards of the John Drew Theater. Previous work at Guild Hall includes J. Stephen Brantley's "Swan Song" with Toyah Feldshuh and as lead singer of his rock band Reserved For Rondee.  Locally, Trevor is a proud collaborator with the Neo Political Cowgirls, as Perseus in Kate Mueth's Andromeda. He also coaches with Kate in her anti-bully workshop Project Hero for EH middle schoolers.

Performances in New York include "Into The Hazard" (Walker Space) and Vanessa Walter's "Ripening" (Triskelion). Regionally, Vaughn has appeared in "Twelfe Night" (Bristol Riverside Theatre) and "General Desdemona" (Proctors Theater) with television and film credits including The Amy Sedaris Show, Big Dogs.

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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Trevor's band Reserved For Rondee has headlined major NY venues like Bowery Ballroom, Gramercy Theater, and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Trevor also makes music with Brooklyn Pearl, Lost Dog Constellation, and Omar Zubair out of his recording studio in DUMBO, called Brooklyn Pearl.

Trevor Vaughn has a BFA in acting from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he met friend, collaborator, and Springs native Isaac Klein. The two have worked on numerous projects together including The Prophecy of Isaiah, Legend of the Voice, and Mulford Farms' The Mystery of Irma Vep, directed by Mueth. Isaac initially directed Falls for JodieUNT workshop last October and is currently teaching at UNCSA.

MICHAEL PAUL

Michael Paul was trained at the Juilliard School and has had the privilege of working for many of the country's most cherished regional theaters, including The Alliance Theater in Atlanta, The Dorset Theater Festival and San Diego's Old Globe Theater as well as many others.

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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BILL BURFORD

Bill Burford has extensive experience in all aspects of theater. For the Strand Street Theater in Galveston’s historic district, Burford produced wrote, designed, and directed new plays, classics, musical plays, reviews, concerts, and dance performances. He also developed a creativity program for youngsters and curated an art film series.

Further, he managed Bay Street Theater and a LORT company producing shows with leading West End and Broadway artists. He produced and directed Peter Weiss’ "Night with Guests" for the New York International Fringe Festival and directed Suzanne Savoy’s play "Je Christine" (www.jechristine.com), adapted from the works of international poet, writer, and women’s advocate Christine de Pizan (1364-1429), now touring out of NYC.

Burford coaches actors, directors, and writers, most recently teaching playwrights for Stony Brook’s Creative Writing MFA in Southampton and Manhattan. He collaborates at Dumbo's Brooklyn Pearl studio with Trevor Vaughn, Omar Zaire, and other cultural bullriders on The Shake-Up, a podcast series re-imagining mortality and the supernatural in Shakespeare’s plays.

ERIC MICHA HOLMES

Eric Micha Holmes is a playwright and audio dramatist whose work has been heard on BBC Radio (Care Inc.) He's a Dramatist Guild Fellow and Audible Playwrights Commission recipient. Most recently, Holmes' play "Mondo Tragic" performed a staged workshop at The National Black Theater in Harlem, New York from February 27 to March 3, 2019. To discover more about the Brooklyn-based playwright, visit his website at www.ericmichaholmes.com.

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Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

Performance of "Falls for Jodie" at John Drew Theater at Guild Hall featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. Photo by Joe Brondo. Courtesy Guild Hall.

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BASIC FACTS: "Falls for Jodie" by Eric Micha Holmes will be performed March 6 to 17, 2019 on Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up as the performance contains strong language. Tickets are $20 ($18 Members) and $10 Students. Buy tickets online by clicking here. Presented at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NY 11937. www.guildhall.org.

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