Richard the Third and Goal, or R3G

Presented by Bloody Shakespeare – New York, NY Written & Directed by Neal J. Freeman This comic riff on hero worship mashes iconic and polarizing NFL star Ray Lewis with the notorious King Richard III. Using Shakespeare's text and Lewis' words, R3G sifts the classic play through the wild pageantry of a football game in a sudden-death playoff between two men both revered and reviled.

Neal J. Freeman (writer/director) - Director of over a dozen Shakespeare productions including favorites The Tempest with Sonnet Rep and As You Like It at Cornell University along with The Nightmare ‘Dream’, a mash-up of Dracula and A Midsummer Night’s Dream that premiered at FringeNYC in 2013. Neal's play A Letter from Bataan has twice been a semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neill Center National Playwrights Conference. Neal has served as a reader and dramaturg for NYMF since 2009. BA Cornell University (Honors Directing), MFA Directing Brooklyn College. Member SDC. www.nealjfreeman.com

 

Montgomery Sutton* - NYC: The ‘Nightmare’ Dream (Bloody Shakespeare), King Lear (American Bard), Metropolitan Playhouse, Gallery Players, GTTP, EBE Ensemble, Rebellious Subjects, multiple years at FringeNYC. Regional: the world premieres of Gordon Dahlquist’s Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre), Booth (Second Thought Theatre), and On the Eve (Theatre Three); and at Casa Manana, Circle Theatre, Uptown Players, Watertower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, and Dallas Children’s Theater. 2013 DFW Critics Forum Award, Second Thought’s Gruesome Playground Injuries; NYIT Award nominee, Edmund in American Bard's King Lear. Film: Animals (Tribeca Film Festival, 2014), Trouble with Women (Rising Star Award, Canada International Film Festival, 2014), Brute, Day 90. BFA, NYU (Atlantic Theater Company). www.montgomerysutton.com

 

Minna Taylor* - Minna is so excited to collaborate with Montgomery, Patrick, and Neal on yet another production!  It is a deliciously evil and hilarious crew. Currently Minna is promoting her short film, DIVE, on the festival circuit.  It recently screened in the New Filmmakers Festival in NYC. She will be leaving for India the day after Frigid closes for a month long voyage into the unknown.  Wish her luck! www.minnataylor.com

 

Patrick Toon* - Favorite roles include Jim in The Weir, the Ghost in Hamlet, and Jaques in As You Like It.  Last year, Patrick had the honor of performing ReEntry, a play about deployment-related challenges, for active-duty service members and their families as part of the Navy's post-deployment mental health initiative.  Patrick is from Indiana.

 

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, Equity approved showcase

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