January 2nd by J. Holtham


January 2nd by J. Holtham

directed by Elizabeth Carlson
April 6th @ 9:30 and April 8th @ 7:00

New Year’s Eve. 1993. As a young couple takes their relationship to the next level, an unexpected visit from a mysterious stranger forces them to question fate, love, commitment and to face whatever the future may hold. A comedy about getting a second chance, the first time around.

J. Holtham (playwright) His plays include: January 2nd, Togetherness, The Rust Age, College Town and Creative Writing. His work has been seen at the Ensemble Studio Theatre (School Night, 2011; Posterity, 2002), [the claque] (Togetherness), Red Fern Theatre Company (Occupied), Resonance Theatre Ensemble (Lovers to Bed), BE Company (Favored Nations), Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Vital Theatre, New Dramatists, Broken Watch, the 24Seven Lab and others. Webseries: In The ‘Wood. Several of his plays are published by Playscripts, Inc. He is a member of E.S.T. M.F.A.: The Actors Studio Drama School @ The New School. He is a two-time finalist for the National Ten-Minute Play contest. He is a co-founder of The New Black Fest. He blogs as 99 Seats at Parabasis and other places. He is a proud product of the NY/NJ public education systems.
Elizabeth Carlson (Director) primarily focuses on the development and production of new plays and musicals.  Her mission is to build a community that is committed to the playwright’s text; and then lead that community in realizing the story at hand through honest, structured portrayal and cohesive design. NY: A Kid Like Jake by Daniel Pearle (NSD): The Only Child by Jessica Hinds (NYCFringe); The 1’s and The 2’s by Donaldo Prescod (#serials@TheFlea); Talk to Moi by Stacy Davidowitz (#serials@TheFlea); Iris by Judith Goudsmit (NSD); Conspiracy: A Love Story by Victor Lesniewski, Music by Ronnie Reshef (Midtown International Theatre Festival). AD: Medieval Play written & directed by Kenneth Lonergan (Signature Theatre Company); Giant by Sybille Pearson, Music by Michael John LaChiusa, dir. Michael Greif (Dallas Theatre Center); Knickerbocker by Jonathan Marc Sherman, dir. Pippin Parker (The Public Theater). MFA The New School for Drama. Ensemble Studio Theatre Resident Director.

Rocio Del Mar Valles (Autumn) is excited to be a part of |the claque|’s Quick and Dirties! Most recently seen in GIANT at the Dallas Theater Center, directed by Michael Grief, and in the NYC debut of ALICE at the 2011 Midtown International Theater Festival.

Jonathan Hooks (Jake) Theatre includes: Richard’s Rampage (BAM), TS Eliot Old Vic Exchange Showcase (Old Vic, London, England), Torch-Bearers (Williamstown), Irene Ryan Showcase (Kennedy Center). Film includes: Haitian Son (dir. Marc-Eddy Loriston); Post (dir. Darren Johnson).

Clark Jackson (Man) is pleased to be a part of this workshop production. Broadway: All My Sons, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. NYC/Regional: Cobb, Le Ménage, Cuba and the Night, Lobby Hero, Permanent Collection, Waiting For Tadashi, Fabulation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Travesties, Yellowman. Film: An Affirmative Act, Humdinger, Forged, The Arrangement, 6 Things I Never Told You, Rapmatics. TV: The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, Rescue Me, White Collar, Law & Order, Fringe, Law & Order: SVU, The Return of Jezebel James, Wonderland, Honky Sausages, Guiding Light. Awards: Drama Desk, Dean Goodman Choice Award. Training: Stanford University, Yale School of Drama.

Aleks Malejs (Woman) has an MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama and a BFA from the University of Montana. She recently returned from a National Tour with The Montana Repertory Theatre, where she portrayed Grace in Inge’s Bus Stop. Other Montana Rep shows include My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the 1999 National Tour of It’s A Wonderful Life. Other favorite roles include La Poncia in The House of Bernarda Alba, Lowdive Jenny in The Threepenny Opera, Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Electra in Orestes 2.0 and Blue in Beirut.

Briana Pozner (Kate) has most recently performed in “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Arkansas Rep (Mayella Ewell), “Letting her Go” at the Barrow Group, and a reading of “Labor Days” with Jessica Hecht, Rosemary Prinz, Len Cariou and others. Theater: Flea Theater, HB Playwrights Foundation, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, Theater 54, Hampstead Stage Company. Film: “Meet my Boyfriend (Manhattan Film Festival, starring John Slattery and Callie Thorne.), “Real Life Mallory” (Miami and LA Women’s International Film Festivals, and the Action on Film Festival)  Next, she will be performing in an evening of Nick Jones at The Flea Theater.  www.brianapozner.com

Yvonne Hartung (Production Stage Manager) hails from the land of the Gators and is very happy to be returning to the QuaDs! Previous New York credits are “Trifles” and “Hughie” (Cart Before Horse Productions), Special (Apt. 929 Productions), Medea (American Thymele Theatre), and Rhinoceros (UglyRhino).