Mar 5th - mar 22nd
THEATER FOR THE
(155 1st Ave.)
(by Emily Hewitt)
March 5th - 12th, 2020
In the sleepy hamlet of Noble Bay, California,
divorcee Elaine 'Lainie' Fairbanks (played by JEFFREY VAUSE)
struggles to keep her sanity while her best friends (JIMMY MOON, LENYS SAMÁ) and an out-of-town drifter (BEN VAN BERKUM) conspire to change her life forever! Thank God for her daughter Trippy (KIM KRANE) & Trippy's boyfriend Logan (MAYA BASSUK) - or are they part of the problem too?
TOMORROW WE LOVE is a gender-bending, comedic homage to the classic romantic films of the mid-twentieth century.
Director / Dramaturg
Grant recently directed the developmental process for a new musical with the band Gogol Bordello, supported by New York Theatre Workshop. He is the founding Artistic Director of Nomad Theatrical Co. Grant has performed in more than 200 plays, films and operas throughout the U.S. and abroad, most recently a principal speaking role as "The Detective" in the Metropolitan Opera's acclaimed production of Porgy And Bess. He's directed numerous classical and original plays and was a member of the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Co. and Jean Cocteau Rep. Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA & AGMA.
Playwright / Producer
Besides Tomorrow We Love,
Jeffrey has authored the following works, all in various stages of development: Aloha Oy!, The Marriage Equality Plays, Cocktails And Cruellers, Bill, Reservations, Typhoid Murray & Working My Nerves (an early version of Aloha Oy!). Founder of Proud Image Theatre Company and member of The Windowpane Theatre Company, The PlayGround Experiment, The Village Playwrights and The Dramatists Guild. www.jeffreyvause.com
Erin Solér (she/her/hers) is a theatre director, actor, and arts advocate. Most recently, she directed Chris Wade's 29Lives, and will be directing the developmental production of his musical, Such Sweet Sorrow, in the spring of 2020; her passion is for developing new plays and musicals. She has directed for Regeneration Theatre, NYTB, and participated in numerous festival and independent productions in varying capacities. AADA, AMDA. IG: @thesolerin
Ryan Goff is an NYC-based scenic designer specializing in plays and musicals. DESIGN: The Rise Of Mediocrity (The Chain Theatre), The Floorshow (Theater 71), The Drinking Bird (The New Ohio), Talent Is Sexy (Theatre 54), The Rats (Access Theatre), Spring Awakening (The Secret Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (NY Shakespeare Exchange), The Archbishop's Ceiling (Urban Stages), As You Like It, A Doll's House, You Can't Take It With You (Monomoy Theatre), Relentlessly Pleasant (Theatre 54), Lysistrata (3-Legged Dog), An Octaroon (Schaeberle Studio Theatre); ASSISTANT: Spring Awakening (Yale Dramatic Association), Christmas In Hell (York Theatre Company); EDUCATION: BFA Production & Design, Pace University.
Selected lighting design: Soul of Shaolin (Broadway, Marquee Theatre), Sweat (Dallas Theatre Center), Party Face starring Hayley Mills, directed by Amanda Bearse (New York City Center Stage II), Breakfast with Mugabe (Signature Theatre, The Lion), Final Analysis (Signature Theatre), Dead Dog Park, The English Bride (Theater 59 E59), The Glass Menagerie, A Midsummer Night's Dream (57 Street Theatre), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Cherry Lane Studio Theatre), The Pill (La MAMA), Brothers from the Bottom, Audelco Award nomination, Hero starring Omari Hardwick (Billie Holiday Theatre) and Azul (Southern Rep Theatre).
Katie Down is an award-winning theatre artist, composer, performer and creative arts psychotherapist based in New York. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Roland Schimmelpfennig's The Golden Dragon, and received the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her sound design at Long Wharf Theatre's production of Aditi Kapil's Agnes Under the Big Top. Recent theatre works include original sound and music for Sleep with Ripe Time at BAM; Grey Rock with Remote Theatre Project at Under the Radar at the Public Theatre, La MaMa and Melbourne Theatre Festival; Charles Ives' Take Me Home - City Theatre, Pittsburgh; Zero Cost House - Pig Iron Theatre at Public Theatre, NY. Katie is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, bringing a broad range of music and experimental sound to her theatre, dance, and film work as a designer/composer. www.katiedown.com
Since 1988, Jimmy has consulted, designed and constructed costumes for Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet, Workshop Theatre, Town Theatre, Columbia Lyric Opera, Columbia Dance Theatre and PGE Stage Experiments (not to mention 12 consecutive sets of Halloween costumes for his niece and nephew).
A native of Brooklyn N.Y. , Akyiaa has been an actor for a good long time and a HMU for almost as long! She has done makeup for independent films, music videos commercials, portraits, weddings and theatrical events. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of makeup to transform and is thrilled to be working on this production. Find her at-
Hair / Wig Design
As a hairdresser on Broadway, James has worked on The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Motown, Memphis and The Phantom Of The Opera. Among favorite TV/Film credits are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sesame Street. He designed several productions for Norwegian Cruise Lines including Legally Blonde and Assistant Designed many theatrical projects in and around NYC. As a performer, he has been seen on Broadway, Nationally and Internationally. Proud union member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE Local 798.
NY Theatre includes: Jersey Boys, Fragments, Onaje. In 30 years as a theatre maker, Joey has worked as a Stage Manager, Performer and in every department backstage. You can currently find Joey working around NYC as a Lighting and Sound tech with some of the best drag performers working today. He is a Texas native and is celebrating 15 years as a New Yorker.
Dan DeMello has coordinated press campaigns across the United States and abroad – in Canada, Mexico City, Dublin, London, and Berlin. Current clients include Emojiland The Musical, Poseidon Theater Company, Psycho Clan, The Theater Center on 50th & Broadway, The Office! A Musical Parody, Swan Lake Rock Opera, Black and White Cookie, and NYC's longest-running play Perfect Crime. Current international clients include London based comedian Ashley Blaker and Dublin based actress Laoisa Sexton. In tech, he designed all of the widely successful publicity campaigns that attracted top-tier media coverage for Perry Street Software, creator of SCRUFF, one of the leading gay social networking & dating apps in the world. www.dandemello.com
Assistant Stage Manager / Wardrobe
Gabriella Piccolino is thrilled to be joining the Tomorrow We Love team! Gabriella graduated from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts with a B.F.A in Theatre Production: Stage Management last December. Previous NYC credits include: Miss Julie with Antigravity Performance Project, Bound with AMERINDA Inc., and House of SHOWFIELDS at SHOWFIELDS.
Emily Hewitt started taking pictures when she was nine (the same year she got her first
pair of glasses – there’s probably a connection) and she started working in theater when
she was 16. It was many years later when she blended her two passions into a performance
photography service. Emily invites you to view her portfolio at
Chelsey Shannon has worked extensively in the arts as a producer, production consultant and non-profit Director. Her most prominent leadership role in the theater community has been that of Co-Founder and Director of The New York Children's Theater Festival. She has worked on numerous theater projects including the critically acclaimed comedy Walken on Sunshine (Executive Producer), which debuted at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival and won the "Theatermania Audience Favorite Award." She has also worked as a Producing Associate w/ Gables Grove Productions alongside John Tartaglia and Michael Shawn Lewis. Chelsey holds a B.A. in Theater from Point Park University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Caspin Jones is a Texas born, Brooklyn based scenic and props artist. She graduated with a BFA in Production and Design from Pace University with a concentration in Scenic and Props Design. Recent projects include: DirectorFest 2020 (The New Ohio Theatre), Felix Starro (Theatre Row), Call Out Culture: Or, the Unbearable Whiteness of Being (Ars Nova ANT Fest), Worse Than Tigers (The New Ohio Theatre), Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Sea Concerto (Flux Theater Ensemble), Boeing Boeing (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), Snakebit (Schaeberle Studio Theatre), The Insomniac’s Almanac in rep with Journey to the Center of A Black Hole (Alchemical Studios). IG: @caspinjones_design / www.caspinjones.com.
Logo / Graphic Design
Jeff is a 30+ year veteran of advertising and marketing as a Creative Director in New York City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Honolulu (where he met Mr. Vause). Most recently he was Creative Director of Integrated Marketing and Advertising at Men's Health magazine. For 4.5 years, he Co-published/Designed ATOMIC Magazine, all about retro culture. You can see more of his work at
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TOMORROW WE LOVE is the maiden production from
PROUD IMAGE THEATRE COMPANY.
PROUD IMAGE THEATRE COMPANY was founded in 2019 to highlight and showcase works primarily from the LGBTQIA+ community that demonstrate tolerance and promote visibility through artistic expression. We also want to entertain and take audiences on unique journeys with a nod to the recent past while being mindful of the future.
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