Guild Hall: New Play — ‘Falls For Jodie’ by Eric Micha Holmes / March 6, 2019


GUILD HALL PRESENTS

A NEW PLAY FALLS FOR JODIE

BY ERIC MICHA HOLMES 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 / 8 – 9:30 PM

Guild Hall presents a new play, Falls for Jodie, by Eric Micha Holmes. Directed by Bill Burford and featuring Trevor Vaughn and Michael Paul. 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. 
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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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“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. 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,” stated Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director.  
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Tickets are $20 ($18 Members); $10 Students
*Recommended for ages 13 and up as this performance contains strong language. 
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Artist Bios
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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. New York: Into The Hazard (Walker Space), Vanessa Walter’s Ripening (Triskelion) Regional: Twelfe Night (Bristol Riverside Theatre) General Desdemona (Proctors Theater) TV/Film: The Amy Sedaris Show, Big Dogs. 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. Training: 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 Jodie UNT workshop last October and is currently teaching at UNCSA. Huge thanks to Bill Burford, Josh Gladstone, his mom Devora Williamson, and his lifelong friend Michael Paul.
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Michael Paul is grateful to be making his Guild Hall debut, working on piece with his old pal Trevor Vaughn. Michael 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. This performance is dedicated to his father.
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Bill Burford (Director): At Strand Street Theater in Galveston’s historic district, Bill produced, wrote, designed, and directed new plays, classics, musical plays, reviews, concerts, and dance performances, developed a creativity program for youngsters, and curated an art film series. In Sag Harbor, he managed Bay Street Theater, 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. He 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. He 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.
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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. In February of 2019 Holmes’ play Mondo Tragic, will be presented at The National Black Theater in Harlem, New York.
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All Theater Programming is supported in part by Barbara Slifka, Marders, and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Hess Philanthropic Fund, The Melville Straus Family Endowment, The Schaffner Family Foundation, and Vital Projects Fund, with additional support from Brown Harris Stevens, Saunders & Associates, and public funds provided by Suffolk County 
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Guild Hall, East Hampton

Phone: (631) 324-0806
Box Office: (631) 324-4050
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Guild Hall, one of the first multidisciplinary centers in the country to combine a museum, theater, and education space under one roof, was established in 1931 as a gathering place for community where an appreciation for the arts would serve to encourage greater civic participation. For nearly nine decades, Guild Hall has embraced this open-minded vision and provided a welcoming environment for the public to engage with art exhibitions, performances, and educational offerings. Art and artists have long been the engine of Guild Hall’s activities and the institution continues to find innovative ways to support creativity in everyone. 
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