The Seagull/Woodstock, NY Program

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY

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Content Warning

Cast Bios

Creative and Production Bios

The Seagull/ Woodstock, NY Staff


Special Thanks

The New Group Staff

The New Group Board of Directors



2022-23 Season




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Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director
Adam Bernstein, Executive Director
The New Group presents


by Thomas Bradshaw

adapted from Chekhov


David Cale, Ato Essandoh, Patrick Foley, Hari Nef, Daniel Oreskes, Parker Posey, Bill Sage, Aleyse Shannon, Amy Stiller, Nat Wolff


Scenic Design: Derek McLane

Costume Design: Qween Jean

Lighting Design: Cha See

Sound Design: Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen

Fight and Intimacy Director: UnkleDave’s Fight-House

Casting Director: Judy Henderson, CSA

Production Stage Manager: Valerie A. Peterson

Assistant Stage Manager: Stephen Michael Varnado

Associate Director: Reid Clarke 

Public Relations: Seven 17 Public Relations, Bridget Klapinski

Director of External Affairs: Emily Bookwalter

General Manager: Teresa Gozzo

Associate Artistic Director: Ian Morgan

Director of Marketing: Chris Kam

Director of Artistic Projects: Shariffa Ali

Production Manager: Cam Camden


Directed by Scott Elliott


Originally commissioned by The New Group.

Support for The Seagull/Woodstock, NY is provided by The Venturous Theater Fund
and The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.

The Seagull/Woodstock, NY is not a production of Signature Theatre.



(in order of appearance)

Mark – Patrick Foley

Sasha – Hari Nef

Samuel – David Cale

Kevin – Nat Wolff

Nina – Aleyse Shannon

Pauline – Amy Stiller

Dean – Bill Sage

Darren – Daniel Oreskes

Irene – Parker Posey

William – Ato Essandoh



Woodstock, New York
The Present

There will be one 10 minute intermission.


Content Warning

Please note in this production, herbal cigarettes will be used on stage. This production contains haze effects, strobe lights, and loud noises including a gunshot effect. This production includes sexual situations, strong and racially offensive language, and depictions of suicide.

If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time, day or night, or chat online.


Cast Bios

David Cale (Samuel)
David is the writer and performer of ten solo shows, most recently his solo musical memoir We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, for which he wrote the book, lyrics and co-composed the music with Matthew Dean Marsh (2020 Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award nomination, Lucille Lortel Award nomination). David has appeared in five productions directed by Scott Elliott, and seven plays with The New Group including A Likely Story and Betwixt, both of which he also wrote. Other theater credits include The Total Bent. His film credits include Light From Light, Private Life and The Slaughter Rule. Other writing credits include Harry Clarke (Lucille Lortel Award) and most recently Sandra at the Vineyard Theatre.


Ato Essandoh (William)
Ato was last on stage as Carlyle in the revival of David Rabe’s Streamers for the Roundabout. He was also seen in Lucas Kavner’s Fish Eye for Colt Coeur (directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt) and John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown).  Ato will be seen in the upcoming Netflix series “The Diplomat” (created by Deborah Cahn) as well as the films Reptile (written by Grant Singer and Benecio Del Toro) and Joe LoTruglio’s horror debut Outpost. Past television includes “Away,” “Altered Carbon,” “Vinyl,” “Tales from the Loop,” “Copper,” “Elementary,” “Chicago Med,” and “Blue Bloods.” Past films include Jason Bourne, Django Unchained, and Garden State. Ato is a proud member of the Colt Coeur theater company.


Patrick Foley (Mark)
Patrick Foley is a 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his play, Circle Jerk, co-written with Michael Breslin. He’s a creative director of Fake Friends, a theater and media company credited with pioneering digital theater, that recently produced This American Wife, named as one of the “Best Performances of 2021” by The New Yorker. Additional credits include: A Doll’s House, Part 3 (Ars Nova), Indecent (Yale Rep), Noises Off (CTC), Shakespeare’s R&J (Signature Theater, D.C.), TV: FBI: Most Wanted (NBC). Co-wrote and co-produced Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, which raised $2 Million for The Actors Fund. MFA, Yale School of Drama.


Hari Nef (Sasha)
Hari Nef is an actress and writer in New York. Her roles include Alessia in Jeremy O. Harris’s “Daddy” (2019), Blythe in You (2018), Bex in Assassination Nation (2018), and Gittel in Transparent (2015), among many others. She will next appear in The Idol (HBO), Extrapolations (Apple) and Barbie (Warner Bros). Nef’s writing has been published in Artforum, GQ, L’Officiel USA, Dazed, and Vice.


Daniel Oreskes (Darren)
New Group: Happy Talk, Russian Transport, Roar, Terrorism, Jason with a Y. Broadway: Oslo, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker, Aida, Electra. Off-Broadway: Hir (Playwrights Horizons), The Revisionist (Cherry Lane), Twenty-Seventh Man, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Public), Cellini (Second Stage), Quills (New York Theatre Workshop). Film: Thomas Crown Affair, Devils Advocate, Abe. Television: Super-Fan Marv on “Only Murders In The Building,” Lieutenant Moenning on “Law And Order: Organized Crime,” “The Sopranos,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “And Just Like That,” “Ray Donavan,” “Bull,” “The Deuce,” “Show Me A Hero,” “Madam Secretary,” “Blue Bloods.”


Parker Posey (Irene)
Theater work includes: The Fifth of July (Signature Theater), HurlyBurly (New Group), and The Realistic Joneses (Yale Rep).  Some of Parker’s films include Party Girl, Dazed and Confused, The Daytrippers, You’ve Got Mail, Best in Show, Blade Trinity, Josie and the Pussy Cats,  Faye Grimm, Broken English and Irrational Man.  She won a special award for acting at Sundance for her portrayal as Jackie O in The House of Yes.  Some television highlights include “As the World Turns,” “The Good Wife,” an arc on “Louie,” and most recently her turn as Freda Black on “The Staircase.” She also played Dr. Smith in Netflix’s reboot of “Lost in Space,” which can be read in her memoir You’re on an Airplane.  Upcoming work includes “The Parenting,” a series reboot of “Mr. and Mr. Smith,” and Ari Aster’s film Beau is Afraid. Ms Posey attended the SUNY Purchase acting program.


Bill Sage (Dean)
Mr. Sage has appeared in over 140 theater, film, and television productions as an actor and producer. He is delighted to be reunited with Scott Elliot after the 2004 production of Wallace Shawn’s Aunt Dan and Lemon. Some other theater credits include Off-Broadway productions of Sweet Bird of Youth, Electra, Fool For Love. Some film credits include, American Psycho, Precious, We Are What We Are, Wrong Turn: The Foundation. Some television credits include “Orange is the New Black,” “Power,” “Hap and Leonard,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Boardwalk Empire.” He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase’s Acting Program and a proud member, with old friend Parker Posey, of The Purchase Mafia.


Aleyse Shannon (Nina)
Aleyse Shannon can currently be seen starring in Netflix’s feature film Beauty with Sharon Stone and Giancarlo Esposito, written by Lena Waithe and directed by Andrew Dosunmu. She is a series regular on Freevee’s “Leverage: Redemption.” Aleyse also starred, alongside Imogen Poots, in Sophia Takal’s Blumhouse-remake of “Black Christmas.” She received her BFA from the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University.


Amy Stiller (Pauline)
Amy Stiller is excited to be working with Scott Elliott and The New Group, having previously appeared in Hotel Universe and Halfway Home. Theater: Women Behind Bars (13th Street Theater), Down the Garden Paths (Minetta Lane/Long Wharf), The Heidi Chronicles (Two River Theater), The Vagina Monologues (Buskirk Chumley Theater), Beau Jest (Cape Playhouse), I Ought To Be In Pictures (John Drew Theater). Amy wrote and performed her solo show Just Trust at Dixon Place. TV: “Severance,” “Law & Order,” “Bull,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “At Home With Amy Sedaris,” “Divorce,” “Love Life,” “Escape At Dannemora,” “Bored To Death,” “King Of Queens.” Film: Bleeker, Little Fockers, Southie, The Cable Guy, The Visit, The Daytrippers. Circle in the Square Theater School.


Nat Wolff (Kevin)
Actor/musician Nat Wolff is known for critically praised roles in films like A24’s The Kill Team, Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, The Fault In Our Stars, Paper Towns, Ashby, Grandma, Home Again, The Intern, Stuck In Love, Admission, Semper Fi, Mainstream, and opposite his mother and brother in Stella’s Last Weekend among others. TV credits include HBO’s “Room 104,” in CBS All Access’ “The Stand,” and Peacock’s “Joe VS Carole.” Upcoming, he will be seen in Prime Video’s “The Consultant” opposite Christoph Waltz. As a child, he and his brother Alex formed a band, which inspired the Nickelodeon show “The Naked Brothers Band” that he and his brother starred in and composed the music. Following the show’s success, the brothers released, and continue to release, music under the moniker Nat & Alex Wolff. On stage, he made his Off-Broadway debut in The New Group production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be back.


Creative and Production Bios

Valerie A. Peterson (Production Stage Manager)
This is Valerie’s 24th season with The New Group. Black No More; The Fever; Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice; Happy Talk; The True; Peace for Mary Frances; Good for Otto; Downtown Race Riot; The Whirligig; Evening at the Talk House; Sweet Charity; Buried Child; Steve, Mercury Fur; The Spoils; Rasheeda Speaking; Sticks and Bones; Annapurna; Intimacy; Clive; The Jacksonian; Bunty Berman Presents…, A Lie of the Mind; The Kid; Things We Want; Rafta, Rafta…; Marie and Bruce; Abigail’s Party; Hurlyburly; Aunt Dan; and Lemon. Broadway: Barefoot in the Park and The Women.


Stephen Michael Varnado (Assistant Stage Manager)
Off-Broadway: Evanston Salt Cost Climbing, Black No More: The Musical, Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice: The Musical, A Jewish Joke, Blue Man Group. Love to Blake, Mom, Dad, Charles, Markus, and Brandon.


Thomas Bradshaw (Playwright)
Thomas Bradshaw has been called “one of the most deliberately and effectively confrontational American Playwrights of his generation” by The New York Times. His plays include: Intimacy and Burning (The New Group), Mary and Carlyle (Goodman), Southern Promises, Fulfillment, Joband Dawn (Flea Theater), The Bereaved (Crowded Fire, Partial Comfort, and the State Theater of Bielefeld in Germany), Thomas and Sally (Marin Theater Company), Prophet, Purity, Southern Promises (P.S. 122), and Lecture on the Blues (Whitney Museum).  He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award, the Prince Prize, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts award, a Doris Duke Implementation Grant, and a Special Citation of Excellence from The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation. He recently served as a Consulting Producer on the Emmy and Peabody award winning mini-series When They See Us. He has had development deals with HBO/HARPO and FX/PLAN B, among others. His work is published by TCG, Samuel French, and Dramatic Publishing. Mr. Bradshaw is a Professor in the MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage program at Northwestern University.


Scott Elliott (Director)
Scott Elliott is the founding artistic director of The New Group theater and New Group Off Stage, a multi-media division of the company. He recently directed the world premiere of the musical Black No More. He previously directed Burning and Intimacy by Thomas Bradshaw for The New Group.


Derek McLane (Scenic Design)
Designs for more than 350 shows. His 45 Broadway designs include M.J., Moulin Rouge! (2021 Tony Award), American Son, Parisian Woman, Beautiful, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business, Bengal Tiger…, Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award), Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women. Off-Broadway: The True, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party. He designed Academy Awards 6 times as well as 4 live musicals for television. Winner of multiple Obie, Lucille Lortel, Art Directors Guild, Emmy Awards, Drama Desk Awards and 2 Tony Awards.


Qween Jean (Costume Design)
Qween Jean is a New York based Stage and Film Costume Designer. She is the Founder of Black Trans Liberation, an organization aimed to provide access and employment resources for the TGNC community. Qween has committed her voice to advocating for marginalized communities; specifically black trans people. Her passion is creating access for unsung heroes and people who are often overlooked. She feels their stories are valuable and deserve recognition.  The New Group: Black No More, The Fever, I Need Space, Waiting For Godot, & One In Two Her Credits: Macbeth in Stride, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Siblings Play, Amen Corner, Rags Parkland, Good Grief, Othello, Wig Out! Mary Antionette, Little Shop of Horrors, and the highly acclaimed What to Send Up, When it Goes Down by Aleshea Harris. She has an MFA in Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


Cha See (Lighting Design)
Cha See is from Manila, Philippines. Off-Broadway: One in Two (The New Group), You Will Get Sick (Roundabout Theatre), Exception To The Rule (Roundabout Underground), What to Send Up When It Goes Down (Playwrights Horizons), Soft (MCC), The Fever (Audible Theater), and As You Like It (La JollaPlayhouse) to name a few. Upcoming: Babbitt (La Jolla Playhouse), Wet Brain (Playwrights Horizons), (pray) (Ars Nova), Rent (Papermill House), and Lucy (Audible Theater). Training: MFA, NYU Tisch.; @seethruuu. This is for K.


Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design)
Broadway credits include music composition and sound for No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Speed of Darkness; and sound for Sweat, The Price, Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath. They have also created music and sound Off-Broadway, at many of America’s resident theaters (often with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre) and at several international venues. Please visit


Matthew Frew (Properties Supervisor)
Over 20 shows with The New Group. Broadway: A Doll’s House, Almost Famous, The Kite Runner, The Minutes, A Soldier’s Play. Select Off-Broadway: YEN, Permission, The Money Shot (MCC), War (LCT3), Fun Home (The Public), Love and Information (New York Theatre Workshop). Recipient of National Award for Excellence in Properties Design from The Kennedy Center and USITT Chesapeake Award for Theatrical Design. Owner of The Grey Area; Prop Design, Fabrication and Supervision, in Brooklyn, NY.


Unkledave’s Fight-House (Fight and Intimacy Director)
UnkleDave’s Fight-House is a team of fight/intimacy coordinators comprised of LGBTQ theater makers. New Group credits: Happy Talk; Downtown Race Riot; The Whirligig; Mercury Fur; The Spoils; An Early History Of Fire; Burning. Broadway: Ain’t No Mo; Kimberly Akimbo; Girl From The North Country; Tuck Everlasting; Escape To Margaritaville; The Great Society ; An American In Paris; Disgraced. Off-Broadway: Merrily We Roll Along (NYTW) ; On Sugarland (NYTW) ; soft (MCC) ; Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven (Labyrinth/Atlantic, Drama Desk Nom.); Oedipus El Rey (The Public)(Drama Desk Nom.) Film: Poor Behavior; Emoticon. TV: AnnieLive!


Reid Clarke (Associate Director)
Off-Broadway: Black No More, Miss You Like Hell (asst. choreographer), The Fortress of Solitude, Cabin in the Sky (Encores!). National tours: Fela!. Regional: Trading Places (Alliance Theater), The Wiz (The Muny),  Staggerlee, Man in the Ring (movement director). TV: “The Get Down,” “Dickinson,” “The Wiz: Live!,” “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Film: Coming 2 America, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Other credits: The Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess, Wynton Marsalis, Je’Caryous Johnson’s New Jack City Live (assoc. director).


Judy Henderson, CSA (Casting Director)
Judy Henderson has been honored as one of the top 20 US Film Casting Directors. Highlights: EMMY AWARD, 6 ARTIOS AWARDS. 9 ARTIOS nominations. Select Film credits: L.I.E. (6 Spirit Award Nominations) Before Sunrise. Select TV credits: “Homeland” (Emmy Award and 2 Artios Awards), “City On A Hill.” Broadway: Barefoot In The Park, Anna Karenina (4 Tony Nominations). Off-Broadway: Forever Plaid (MAC Award for best cast album), Invasion (Obie Award), Lie Of The Mind, The Kid (5 Drama Desk Nominations), Hurlyburly and Daddy. Member of CSA and the Teamsters Theatrical Union. New Group CD since the beginning.


The Pershing Square Signature Center
The Pershing Square Signature Center, the permanent home of Signature Theatre, is a three-theater facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects to host Signature’s three distinct playwrights’ residencies and foster a cultural community. The Center is a major contribution to New York City’s cultural landscape and provides a venue for cultural organiza-tions that supports and encourages collaboration among artists throughout the space. In addition to its three intimate theaters, the Center features a studio theater, rehearsal studio, a bookstore, and the Signature Café + Bar. For more information on renting the Center, please visit


The New Group (Scott Elliott, Founding Artistic Director; Adam Bernstein, Executive Director)
The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. While constantly evolving, we strive to maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly “now,” a true forum for the present culture. We have received nearly 150 awards and nominations for excellence. In addition to our staged productions, The New Group: Off Stage produces theatrical projects in different mediums. New Group/New Works invests in the development of dozens of new plays and musicals each year, celebrating and supporting the artistic process for theater-makers at all stages of their careers. Our education programs provide free theater opportunities for hundreds of New York City public school students each year, and we partner with LIU Brooklyn’s conservatory acting program.


The Seagull/ Woodstock, NY Staff

First Performance: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Opening Night: Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Company Manager – Victoria Keesee

Assistant Stage Manager – Stephen Michael Varnado

Properties Supervisor – Matt Frew

Assistant Scenic Design – Andrew Bellomo and Rochele Mac

Assistant Costume Design – Amelia Camilo

Associate Lighting Design – Charlotte McPherson

Assistant Sound Design – Evan Cook and Nathan Rubio

Stage Management Production Assistant – Maia Tivony

Production Intern – Megan J. Herbst

Technical Director – Nicholas Brester

Carpenters – Joe Galan, Nick Bernard, Katy Gazzini, Max Frank, Bobby Gerbode, Sam Spear

Production Electricians – Daniel J. Mullins, John Anselmo

Assistant Head Electrician – Cassandra Zeugin

Electricians – Emma Sheehan, Jeff D’Ambrosio, Zach Benton, Martin Bodenheimer, Janeill Cooper, Duncan Davies, Nikeem DeLeon, Danielle Elegy, Cameron Filepas, Bev Fremin, SarahGrace Lehmann, Jamie Johnson, Jason Kelly, Evan Kerr, Omri Schwartz, Nick McCulloch, Matthew Morris, Tyler Newcomb, Evan Roby, Amanda Roddy, Aidan Sartori, Chloe Schweizer, Mack Woods, Nancy Valladares

Lightboard Programmer – Taylor Jenson

Additional Lightboard Programming – Wylder Cooper

Audio Supervision – Five OHM

Production Audio – Hayden Bearden

Assistant Production Audio – Joshua Weidenbaum

Audio Technicians – Rudy Bearden, Cheyenne Chao, Steven Fine, Pedro Lima, Daniel Massey, Jeffrey Rowell

Props Assistant – Stephen Shore

Prop Shopper – Tommy Dale

Props Artisans – Justin Cox, Patrice Escandon

Wig Consultant – Cody Ainey

Hair Stylist Consultant – Kate Werner

Make-up Consultant – Raina Zohny

Barber – Valjean E. Guerra

Stitcher – Heather Anderson

Costume Production Assistant – Ryan Wilbat

Additional Production Assistants – Paul Birtwistle, Jamie Rose Bukowski, Eoghan Hartley, Grace Locklin

Deck Carpenter – Jen Fedus

Deck Crew – Jasmine Radetski

Wardrobe Supervisor – Alex Allyn

Dresser – Liv Heaton

Light and Sound Board Operator – Chris Mehr

Box Office Associates – Jackie Ivers, Megan Moran, Tess Reily


Public Relations

Seven 17 Public Relations, Bridget Klapinski



Judy Henderson, CSA



Key Art and Graphic Design Services – Brendan Whipple, Ted Stephens III /The Numad Group

Key Art Photography – Serge Nivelle

Production Photography – Monique Carboni

Additional Photography – Da Ping Luo

Audience Engagement Consultant – Marcia Pendleton/Walk Tall Girl Productions

Scenery Construction and Painting – StoneDog Studios

Lighting Equipment – Hayden Production Services

Sound Equipment – Five OHM

Additional Equipment – PRG

Additional Props – BB Props

Captioning – c2

Ticketing Services  – Spektrix

IT Consultant  – Miutec/Franklin David

Accountant  – Lutz and Carr/Fred Martens

LegalDavis Wright Tremaine LLP/Carolyn J. Casselman

Banking – Chase Business

Insurance  – Risk Strategies/Regina Newsom

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility ConsultantsThe Hewlin Group

Custodian Services – Impressing Cleaning Services


Special Thanks

Erin Courtney, Zayd Dohrn, Trevor Hayes/Black Boys Do Theater, Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw, E. Patrick Johnson, Shay Thomas


Tartuffe translation used with permission of the Richard Wilbur Estate.


The New Group Staff

Founding Artistic Director – Scott Elliott

Executive Director – Adam Bernstein

Director of External Affairs – Emily Bookwalter

General Manager – Teresa Gozzo

Associate Artistic Director – Ian Morgan

Director of Marketing – Chris Kam

Director of Artistic Projects – Shariffa Chelimo Ali

Production Manager – Cam Camden

Business Manager – Ruth Hollander

Company Manager / Assistant General Manager – Victoria Keesee

Manager Of Individual Giving And Special Events – Marshall Gunter

Manager of Ticketing/Audience Services – Anthony Colón

Marketing Associate – Rachael Langton

Education Coordinator – Juan Carlos Salinas


The New Group Board of Directors

Derek McLane, Chairman

Abby Merrill, President

Kumiko Yoshii, Vice President

Thomas Bradshaw, Vice President

Christina Kopec Rooney, Treasurer

Carole Piwnica, Secretary

Salman Al-Rashid

Peter C. Alkalay, Chairman Emeritus

Adam Bernstein, Executive Director

Sherrese Clarke Soares

Scott Elliott, Artistic Director

John Greenwood

Ethan Hawke

Robin Lathrop

Dr. David Milch

Isaac Mizrahi

Serge Nivelle, Chairman Emeritus

Cynthia Nixon

Mimi O’Donnell

Priti Patel

Charles Renfro

Robert J. Rosenberg, President Emeritus

Ellen J. Roth

Jana Shea

Jonathan Marc Sherman

Barbara A. Sloan

Michelle Trotter

Anita Waxman

Fred Wistow



Actors Equity Association

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United Stages.


The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.


United Scenic Artists Local USA 802
United Scenic Artists • Local USA 829 of the I.A.T.S.E. represents the Designers & Scenic Artists for the American Theatre.


If you or someone you know may be struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) any time day or night, or chat online.



The photography or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any device for such photographing or sound recording inside this theatre, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. Violators may be punished by ejection and violations may render the offender liable for money damages.


Fire Notice

The exit indicated by a red light and sign nearest to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of fire or other emergency please do not run—WALK TO THAT EXIT. Thoughtless persons annoy patrons and endanger the safety of others by lighting matches or smoking in prohibited areas during the performances and intermissions. This violates a city ordinance and is punishable by law.


Land Acknowledgement

The New Group acknowledges that the work we do in our offices, classrooms, rehearsal rooms and theaters across New York City takes place on Lenapehoking, the Homeland of the Lenape. We acknowledge that this country, and this city in which we work, were established on a foundation of theft, genocide and enslavement, and that much of our work takes place on unceded lands.

We pay respect to the past, present and future generations of the Lenape whose land we occupy and we honor the continued cultural, artistic, spiritual and intellectual contributions of Indigenous peoples.



The New Group’s productions and programs are made possible entirely by our generous supporters. To make a donation to The New Group, visit, or contact Marshall Gunter, Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events, at

Support for The Seagull/Woodstock, NY is provided by The Venturous Theater Fund and The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater.



Howard Gilman Foundation

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The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater

Abby Merrill

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

The Shubert Foundation



Salman Al-Rashid

Peter Alkalay

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation

Edward T. Cone Foundation

The John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation

John Greenwood

Frank Marshall

David Matlin

Dr. David Milch

National Endowment for the Arts

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Mimi O’Donnell

Carole Callebaut Piwnica

Charles Renfro and Daniel Gortler

Tina and Matt Rooney

Robert Rosenberg

Ellen Roth

Jana Shea

Jonathan Marc Sherman and Alexandra Shiva

The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation

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Fred Wistow

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Beacon Trust

Sherrese Clarke Soares

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Nancy and Alan Manocherian

Marsal Family Foundation

Shara V. Mendelson

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Serge Nivelle

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

The Hyde and Watson Foundation



Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

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Howard Meyers

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Theatre Development Fund

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Buck Henry Foundation

Mayda and Philip Idone

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Roberta and Brad Karp

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The Lambs Foundation

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Maura & Paul Robinson

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Arnie and Ina Schwartz

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Brighton Foundation Trust

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2022-23 Season

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Get ready for WOODSTOCK! The New Group’s Annual Gala at The Edison Ballroom honors Thomas Bradshaw, John Greenwood, and Frank Marshall. Join us for this night of colorful fun and celebration!