Mr. Long

Mr. Long chronicles the end of senior year at a Texas all-girl high school. Within the context of an advisory, the play explores female friendships, privilege, single-sex education and teacher-student relationships. Presented by Bento and the Boxes Productions from New York, NY Written by Manning Jordan

James M. Wyrwicz is a director, sometime stage manager, and professional usher. A recent graduate of NYU, he most recently directed Wuthering Heights (...Just the Height Points) (Dixon Place), The Milkman (Manhattan Rep) and The Little Foxes (NYU).  Also, he recently stage managed Jess Barbagallo's My Old Man (And Other Stories) and Eliza Bent’s On A Clear Day I Can See to Elba at the Ice Factory Festival. He has also worked on productions at The Brick and Abrons Arts Center.

 

 

 

Christopher Buchanan (Mr. Long) is a New York City based playwright. His first play "The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie" was read at CAP21 studios in November of 2014. His work has been developed at Primary Stages, where "The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie" and "The Rule Book Can't Apply" were read as part of the ESPA reading festivals in 2013 and 2014. "The Rule Book Can't Apply" was also featured in Volume 29 of The PlayGround Experiment, a multi-cultural theatre company dedicated to fostering a community of New York theatre artists, creators and patrons. As a performer in his native city of Washington, DC, he appeared as Klingon Hamlet for WSC Avant Bard in two productions of "By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon", which featured George Takei and Stephen Fry. He portrayed famed scientist Raymond Gosling in the world premiere of "Photograph 51" for Active Cultures Theatre. Christopher also appeared in productions and readings for Rorschach Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Theatre Lab of Washington, Unstrung Harpist and Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. Christopher has studied playwriting in New York City at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. He also studied acting in Washington, DC at the Theatre Lab Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

 

Emma Clare O'Connor (Sage) is a Manhattan-based actress, with a background in Shakespeare and contemporary theater and film. Emma also sings, loves to cook, and speaks conversational Italian. Originally from Portland, OR and Trenton, NJ she holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and studied in London at the British American Drama Academy.

 

 

 

 

Manning Jordan (Jena) achieved her BA in Film at Southern Methodist University. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, American Academy of Dramatic Arts and T. Schreiber Studios. At T Schreiber Studios she played multiple roles in their 2015 production of “The Laramie Project.” Manning has written and starred in a number of short comedic plays in black boxes around the city. Her most recent piece, “The Bitch and Her Bitch,” was a play inspired by her days working for a temp agency.

 

Charlotte Grady (Carlotta) is a New York City-based actress from Orlando, Florida. She recently completed the Acting Apprenticeship program with The Barrow Group Theatre under the artistic direction of Seth Barrish and Lee Brock; along with TBG, she has worked with TheAlphaNYC Theatre Company, Stag & Lion Theatre Company, Box Wine Theatre, and recently completed filming on Red Flight Pictures' We Were the Night. Charlotte is a member of the NOW Collective, "a New York based theatre company that provides a collaborative environment for emerging artists to explore new and challenging work," and recently directed the company's inaugural show, Apartment Complex.

 

 

Rebecca Lampiasi (Eleanore) is an actress and musician. She graduated from NYU Tisch, studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute as well as Stonestreet Studios. In her free time, she can be found running her production company, Golden Nugget Theatrical, writing music, and testing every Penne Vodka in the tri-state area.

 

 

 

MarJay Smith (Mary Sue) is an MFA candidate at the Actors Studio Drama School. She achieved her undergraduate degree at the University of the District of Columbia. Her most recent roles include Bo in Criminal Hearts and Eddie in Affections of an Alleycat.

 

 

 

 

Kristen Krak (Sophie) is delighted to be making her NYC stage debut with the cast of Mr. Long. Recent credits include Vanya and Sonia… (CATCO), Spamalot (Weathervane Playhouse), When the Lights Go On Again (Blue Ridge Dinner Theater) and a tour with The Missoula Children's Theater. A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Kristen also trained at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Theater Institute.

 

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