The Adventures of Jesus Jackson by Trey Tatum
Directed by Mason Beggs
April 21st @ 9:30 and May 19th @ 7:00
Michael’s Mother believes the only way to purge sin is thru the forced consumption of gallons of water. When Michael is discovered drawing a comic book featuring Jesus as a 1930s serial action hero, his Mother labels it the ultimate sacrilege. As his penance turns lethal and his hours grow dim, Michael’s only chance of survival lies in the hands of the man himself. “In bitter times, the heroes rise – and Boys and Gods are tested.” The Adventures of Jesus Jackson.
Trey Tatum (playwright) was raised on the Alabama Gulf Coast where he received much acclaim on the stage as Olympic Traveler #3 in his third grade play. He now enjoys a more comfortable role offstage as a playwright and composer. He received a BA in theatre arts from Birmingham-Southern College and his MFA in playwriting at The Actors Studio Drama School/Pace University in Manhattan. His plays have been performed throughout Alabama, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York City. As a composer, his music has received performances in Alabama, Tennessee, New York City, Pennsylvania and Prague. His play Black Meat was performed at the 35th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival. His full-length play The River Valeo was presented in 2010 at FringeNYC and was a finalist for the 2011 Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. He is a Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive alum as well as a 2011 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship semi-finalist. Trey lives in beautiful, boring Jackson Heights, NY.
Mason Beggs (director) Originally from Erie Pennsylvania, Mason is a Director/Illustrator/Composer based out of NYC. Recent New York credits include The Sisters Millay by Susan Vittuci (NYTW), Psalms 4 Japan (Theatre 80), Leap Year Ball (City Hall), Mourning Breadth by George Lopercio (The New School for Drama), Stranger in my Body by Garlia Conelia Jones (The Gay and Lesbian Center of NYC), The Bear by EJC Calvert (The Lion) and a concert of the musical Pop! by Anna Jacobs and Maggie-Kate Coleman (The Duplex). Mason received his MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama and his BFA in Media Arts from Edinboro University. MasonBeggs.blogspot.com
Adam Barrie (Luke): NEW YORK Dust (Incubator Arts Project) These Seven Sicknesses, Arok of Java, and Restoration Comedy (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), Wolves is Abasement (The Glass Bandits), Music for the Arrival of Guests (Three Sciences), The Picture of Dorian Gray. REGIONAL Shakespeare’s R&J (TheaterWorks), Le Grande Meaunes (Quantum Theatre). FILM: Private Romeo, Sorority Row, Grim About the Mouth (Short) TRAINING Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Interlochen Arts Academy.
Lekethia Dalcoe (Chastity Wheeling) was born May 15, 1985 to Paul and Denise Dalcoe. She is a native of Houston, TX and graduated with a BA in Drama from Prairie View A&M University. She then went on to receive her MA in Theatre from Texas A&M University in Commerce, TX. She is currently living in New York City and receiving her MFA in Acting at the New School for Drama. She has performed such roles as Marie (Woyzeck), Warwick (Henry’s), Ariel (Tempest), Beneatha (Raisin in the Sun), Estelle (No Exit) She believes as artist we are blessed with the daunting privilege to enhance the world and feel her responsibility is to reach beyond the bounds of reality and create life as an art form on stage.
Sean McCormack (Jesus Jackson) is from Buffalo, NY where he studied acting at Buffalo State College. He has been working in NY since graduating in 2005. He is currently finishing up the first season of his own web series, ‘Called Up’ which follows the misadventures of little league umpires trying to make it to the big leagues of baseball umpiring. He is excited to be working with Mason Beggs who he last collaborated with on the production of ‘The Bear,’ for the Sam French Festival. www.seanmccormack.us
Shannon Stowe (Rose) recently graduated from New School for Drama with her MFA in acting. Before coming to New York, she performed and choreographed for many theatres in the San Francisco Bay Area. Favorite roles include Medea (Medea, New School for Drama), Nora (A Doll’s House), Billie Dawn (Born Yesterday), Pegeen Mike (Playboy of the Western World), Gwendolyn (The Importance of Being Earnest), Natasha (Three Sisters), Graziella (West Side Story) Eurydice (Metamorphoses) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). A dancer as well, she has been in many musicals including RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, and her favorite, Cabaret (two times!) She teaches dance at New School and is currently in rehearsal for several upcoming projects that will take her into classrooms, onto the web and possibly into the Old Vic Tunnels in London.