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Come to the Burren in Somerville’s Davis Square tomorrow (Sunday, September 5) at 3:00 to see the first in our Inchworm Play Rreading Series, The Devil’s Own Game, by Meron Langsner! Keep reading for more information on the playwright, director, and cast.

Meron Langsner, Playwright

Meron was one of three writers in the country to have been selected for the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies. His work has been performed around the country and overseas, and his publishers include Smith & Kraus, Applause, JAC, and NorthNorthwest. As a fight director, Meron hascomposed violence at venues that include Merrimack Rep, New Rep, Lyric Stage, Zeitgeist Stage, Whistler in the Dark, and several area universities. He holds an MFA from Brandeis and an MA in Performance Theory from NYU/Tisch, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Drama at Tufts University.

Louisa Richards, Director

Louisa is the Artistic Director for Exquisite Corps, a Boston-based, non-profit arts company. She most recently directed Limonade Tour Les Jours by Chuck Mee. She is currently directing  a cutting of Trout Stanley for the [something] project: director’s cut. She is thrilled to be working with Holland Productions on their new reading series.

Curt Klump, Faustus

Credits include: Roxbury Latin Summer Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; New Rep: Macbeth, Mr. Roberts, and Lieutenant of Inishmore; Actors Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus; Whistler in the Dark Theatre: The Europeans, One Flea Spare and The Bacchae; Huntington Theatre Company: How Shakespeare Won The West;  Zeitgeist Stage: The Kentucky Cycle and Sacred Hearts;  Shakespeare Now!: Julius Caesar, Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Nights Dream; Shakespeare & Company: Hamlet, Julius Caesar , Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Tempest. Curt trained at Shakespeare & Company in Western Massachusetts and spent several years there acting, teaching, and directing in their award winning education programs and has also taught for the New York Film Academy’s summer program at Harvard University.

Marie Polizzano, Mephistophilis

Marie Polizzano recently played Ophelia in an all-female production of Hamlet with the GAN-e-meed Theatre Project. Before that, she worked with Exquisite Corps Theatre Company playing Ya-Ya in Limonade Tous Les Jours. Other Boston credits: Stoneham Theatre (A Christmas Carol), Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare On Love), New Repertory Theatre (The Crucible, Othello, and Of Mice and Men, all part of their educational “On Tour” program), and the Huntington Theatre Company (She Loves Me, How Shakespeare Won the West, and Pirates!).  Marie can be seen in various commercials and also in the upcoming independent feature Slip and Fall, which was filmed last Spring in Boston. You can also catch her in the upcoming Western short-film Gem of the West, which was filmed this summer in the California desert.  Marie earned her BFA in Acting from the Boston University School of Theatre, and has also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Becky Webber, Johanna

Becky is a Boston based actor. Previous credits include Opus with New Rep, Trying with Gloucester Stage, and Hamlet with GAN-e-meed. Becky is a graduate of Brandeis University.

Bob Mussett, Stage Directions

Bob Mussett is a Boston-area actor/producer, most recently appearing with Holland Productions in Rosie’s Things for the Boston Theater Marathon, and Sidewalk Art for the Harvard Square May Fair. He is co-founder of Exquisite Corps  Theatre Company, and works with new play development through WordBRIDGE Playwright’s Laboratory, Boston’s Playwrights’ Platform, and the O’Neill Young Playwright’s Festival. Upcoming: the [something] project (Exquisite Corps) September 9-12, and The Mistakes Madeline Made (Holland Productions) in November.

About the Play:

THE DEVIL’S OWN GAME has been developed at New Repertory Theatre through the National New Play Network Emerging Writer Residencies, as well as at the Lark Play Development Center in NYC.  Earlier versions have had staged readings at New Rep, Yellow Taxi Productions, and Tufts University.

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