A night as long as a black cape, brushing the floor.
Words as big as signboards, saying nothing.
They spoke, touched, adored, drew away: they learned to hate.
This is our theater, our play of emotions.
This is our experiment. Our risk.
“Denmark” is an original drama.
A leap of faith.
A gamble on putting character before concept.
A catharsis of pain and longing.
Coming to Access Theater (ONLY with your help)
380 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Directed by Vanessa Koppel
Written by Matthew Gasda
Produced by Kim Sweet
PJ Adzima (Ryan)
A recent grad from Marymount Manhattan College, PJ has most notably appeared in Volleygirls (Winner Best of Fest) and The Cobalteans at NYMF, The Bacchae at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, A Midsummer Night's Dream with Gorilla Rep in Washington Square Park, Very Bad Words in FringeNYC, and is a founding member and Artistic Director of Madcap Reparatory Theatre. Thanks to Matthew and this incredible team for all of their work. Find out more at www.pjadzima.com!
Brian McCormack* (Paul)
Brian McCormack* has appeared onstage at La Mama Playhouse, The Samuel Beckett Theater, The Harold Clurman Theater, Playwrights Horizons. He has made numerous TV appearances including Person of Interest, Cupid, Damages, The Sopranos, Chapelle's Show.
Adriane Moreno (Harper)
Adriane is excited to be creating with this fantastic team. She has worked on a variety of immersive projects with Woodshed Collective and was most recently seen in their show, ‘Empire Travel Agency.’ She can also be seen in the promotional film for the 2016 Governors Ball music festival. Adriane studied acting at NYU Tisch and continues to work on immersive and/or devised plays and short films. She loves reading short stories.
Katherine Wessling (Elaine)
Katherine Wessling’s NYC credits include Girl Adventure (Dixon Place), Forest Maiden (NYITF), Can I Help You? (Bushwick Starr), Ye’re Here Cuzin! (Incubator Arts), Crimes of the Heart (T. Schreiber), and King Lear (ATA). She’s also appeared in the indie features Approaching Normal and Game Time.
Jonathan Wilde (Mason)
Jonathan Wilde is from Hinton, Alberta, Canada. He has been acting in New York since 2000. His favorite roles include Joe In Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead", Martin in Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love", and David in Matt Gasda's "Messages". He can bee seen in episodes of this season's Blindspot (NBC) and Person of Interest (CBS), as well as the upcoming Liev Schreiber film "The Bleeder". Jonathan is very excited to be working on "Denmark". He dedicates his performance to anyone who's lying in the gutter and looking at the stars.
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Risks and challenges
The play is written, the theater is booked, the cast is cast, but we have no money. The challenge is funding this Kickstarter, not what comes after. The play is ready in skeletal form.
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