From White Plains
J Jacob Goldberg Photo 2012
Fault Line Theatre was founded in 2010 by Brown/Trinity Repertory MFA
actors Craig Wesley Divino and Aaron Rossini and Trinity Rep set
designer Tristan Jeffers with a dynamic mission to create productions
that engage and inspire an audience, converting the energy of a
playwright's words into action.
Since that time they have produced productions of Doctor Faustus
, From White Plains
and From the Same Cloth
, as well as a live radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
is a testament their ability to engage audiences and critics alike
that they are announcing the Off Broadway transfer of their IT Award
nominated play From White Plains
to the Pershing Square Signature Center on 42nd Street in February!
and directed by Michael Perlman (and written and developed in a
collaborative setting with the Fault Line Theatre company of performers
and designers) From White Plains
was nominated for three 2012 IT
Awards: Outstanding Original Full-Length Script, Outstanding Premiere
Production of a Play and Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role (Karl
And as if that wasn't enough, in the same season, Karl
Gregory was also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role for
his performance in their production of Frogs
multiple nominations as well: Co-Artistic Director Aaron Rossini was
nominated for Outstanding Director and the production was nominated for
Outstanding Revival of a Play.
Last week, they learned that From White Plains
was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Best Off-Off Broadway Play!
Overachievers!From White Plains
deals with the subject of bullying and its long-term effects by
following the story of four men, straight and gay, as they attempt to
take responsibility for their actions as teens, aided and complicated by
social media and viral videos. The play examines how male
relationships change as boys grow into men.
I spoke with Fault Line's Communications Director, Matt Clevy about the transfer from Off-Off to Off Broadway:BORG:
This is very exciting news! CLEVY:
a large part of the success of the first run of From White Plains was
due to the incredible support and recognition from the Off Off Broadway
community and the IT Awards in particular.BORG:
Oh go on, tell me more!CLEVY:
is a strong sense of community in the off-off Broadway world. We are
each other's best advocates and audience, and limited financial
resources make our personal connections and professional relationships
invaluable. It is largely due to the positive response from our
colleagues in independent theatre and the recognition from the IT Awards
that we decided to produce From White Plains in a larger venue for a
What about working in Indie Theatre inspires your company?CLEVY:
theatre is freeing...by creating our own work we grant ourselves the
chance to say exactly what we mean. Without an expansive budget our
primary elements are by necessity the actors, the audience and the
text, which happen to be the three things I value most in the theatre.
We aren't beholden to investors or other outside hands, so our focus
can stay where it should: on the story we are trying to tell.
The original cast of From While Plains
will return for the Off-Broadway transfer: Craig Wesley Divino, Aaron
Rossini, Jimmy King, and Karl Gregory. The design team includes Tristan
Jeffers (set design), John Eckert (lighting design), Jessica Wegener
Shay (costume design) and Chad Raines (sound design). IT runs February
8 through March 9 at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
For more information visit them here: www.Faultlinetheatre.org