ADAPT!

A WORLD PREMIERE
Written and Directed by Blanka Zizka
March 22, 2017April 22, 2017

Meet the Artists

Cast

Krista Apple • Lenka 35
Ross Beschler • Napoleon / Reagan / Ilya
Keith J. Conallen • Bureaucrat / Father
Sarah Gliko • Bureaucrat / Mother
Aneta Kernová • Lenka
Jered McLenigan • Marek / St. Bernard
Anthony Martinez-Briggs • Bureaucrat / Hot Dog Seller
Aneza Papadopoulou • Old Woman
Campbell O’Hare • Young Woman / Hana
Steven Rishard • Bureaucrat / Pavel
Michael Rosse • Grandfather

Production Team

Blanka Zizka • Playwright / Director
Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Oana Botez • Costume Designer
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Daniel Perelstein • Sound Designer
Mariana Sadovska • Composer and Musical Director
Christopher Ash • Projection Designer
Stew • Translation & Arrangement of Karel Kryl’s songs
David Bova • Hair and Makeup Designer
Silvana Cardell • Choreographer
Ian Rose • Fight Director
Walter Bilderback • Dramaturg
Nell Bang-Jensen • Dramaturg
Clayton Tejada • Production Manager
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager / AEA
Stew

THEATER: Book, Co-Composer and Lyricist for Passing Strange (2008 Tony—Best Book, 2-time 2007 Obie for (Best New Theater Piece and Best Ensemble ), Family Album (2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Notes of a Native Song (Spring 2015 Harlem Stage), Wagner, Max! Wagner! (Fall 2015 Kennedy Center) The Total Bent (Public Theater 2016), Making It (Spring 2010 St. Anne’s Warehouse), Brooklyn Omnibus (Fall 2010 Brooklyn Academy of Music) Resurrection City (2016 Studio Theatre), Chicago Omnibus (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 2012) FILM: Spike Lee’s Passing Strange. ROCK AND ROLL: Stew and The Negro Problem. Albums: Post Minstrel Syndrome, Joys and Concerns, Guest Host and The Naked Dutch Painter (both called Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly), Welcome Black, Something Deeper than These Changes, Making It, and the cast album of Passing Strange. Numerous Lincoln Center appearances, United Nations, Symphony Space. Guest Host and Album of the Year by Entertainment Weekly TV: Stew is co-composer (w/ Heidi Rodewald) of “Gary Come Home,” for SpongeBob SquarePants. ARTS EDUCATION: Doctor of Humane Letters, Oshkosh University, Wisconsin; California Inst. of the Arts; New School; Stanford; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of the Arts, Philly. Stew is a Sundance Institute Alum.