Woody Harrelson (Playwright/Director) first discovered his love of theatre while performing in high school. His dedication continued through college where he appeared in 26 plays before moving to New York and landing an understudy role in Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues. Theatre has since remained a passion throughout his career. He starred in the Roundabout’s Broadway revival of The Rainmaker, Sam Shepherd’s The Late Henry Moss, Tennessee Williams’ Night of the Iguana and John Kolvenbach’s On An Average Day. He directed the Toronto premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth and most recently directed the debut staging of Bullet for Adolf at Hart House Theatre in Toronto, a play he co-wrote with Frankie Hyman. In addition to his work in theatre, Harrelson is an accomplished actor in both film and television. He received Academy Award nominations for The Messenger and The People vs. Larry Flynt. Upcoming films include Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Now You See Me for director Louis Leterrier and Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace. Other film highlights are The Hunger Games, Game Change, Rampart, Zombieland, No Country for Old Men, Defendor, Transsiberian, Kingpin, Natural Born Killers, Indecent Proposal, and White Men Can’t Jump. Harrelson’s television credits include his Emmy Award winning performance on “Cheers” and guest appearances on “Frasier” and “Will and Grace.”
Frankie Hyman (Playwright) was born and raised in Harlem, New York. He left New York briefly in the early 1980’s to work construction in Houston, Texas where he met and became friends with Woody Harrelson. After returning to New York, Hyman found a new interest in writing. It wasn’t until the early 1990’s that he again connected with Harrelson. Soon after, Hyman moved to Los Angeles where he has been pursuing a career in writing. Hyman and Harrelson debuted their play Bullet for Adolf in May 2011 at Hart House theatre in Toronto.
Ian Blackman (Jurgen) Broadway: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Roundabout); The House of Blue Leaves (LCT). Off-Broadway: Sister Mary Ignatius… ; Children of a Lesser God (Keen Co.) and others. Regional theatres across the country. National Tour: Six Degrees of Separation. Television: “Law & Order: SVU”; “The Sopranos”; many others. Films include: MIB3; The Bourne Legacy; and upcoming The Big Wedding and Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen Brothers).
Marsha Stephanie Blake (Shareeta) Broadway: The Merchant of Venice (with Al Pacino), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Crucible. Off-Broadway: Hurt Village and Queens Boulevard (Signature Theatre), This Beautiful City (Sundance Lab, Vineyard), Speak Truth to Power with director Terry Kinney. Film: Tarantino’s Django Unchained (upcoming), The Architect. TV: “Gifted Man”, “Big C”, “6 Degrees”, “Law and Order”.
Brandon Coffey (Zach) hails from the great white north State of Canada. He is a graduate from the prestigious National Theatre School and is very excited to be back shooting the Bullet here in New York. He is forever grateful to his Grandmother Dianne.
David Coomber (Clint) is so excited to be reprising the role of Clint, for which he won the 2011 BirdLand Theatre Young Actor Award in Toronto. A 2010 graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, selected credits include Mark in Rent (Fallen Rock Prod.) and Ken in the Canadian Premiere of the Broadway/London hit Red (Canadian Stage/Vancouver Playhouse/Citadel Theatre).
Shamika Cotton (Jackie) Off-Broadway: Ain’t Supposed to Die…(CTH – Drama Desk Nomination); Medea (CTH). Regional: Broke-ology (KC Repertory Theatre); Harriet Jacobs (KC Repertory Theatre); Missives (N.Y. Premier at 59E59); P.Seth Bauer’s Iphigenia (Originating Cast). TV/Film: “Law & Order: Original & CI”; “The Wire”, Pariah, Stream, and the upcoming feature Downeast. Training: MTB Studio. www.shamikacotton.com.
Shannon Garland (Batina) is very excited to be performing in her Off Broadway debut. She trained at Boston University (BFA Acting 2010). Her most recent credits include Nuala Rohan on “Boardwalk Empire”, Officer Legrange on “Law and Order: SVU” and Bridget (Miss Margaret La Rue in Milwaukee) at the Boston Playwrights Theatre.
Lee Osorio (Dago Czech) has previously worked in Atlanta, Seattle and Omaha on productions of Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Great Expectations (Pip), Yellow Face (Marcus), and Red Light Winter (Davis). He trained at Washington University in St. Louis. This is his Off Broadway debut.
Tyler Jacob Rollinson (Frankie) The Gospel According to James at Indiana Rep & Victory Gardens Theatre, The Other Brother for the Nat’l MFA Playwrights Festival, The Front Page at Monomoy and several plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, including Dracula, Let Bygones Be, Daddy Took My Debt Away and Just the Two of Us.
Will O’Hare (Associate Director) Will is a director, actor, photographer and educator based in New York City. Selected Directing credits include: Assistant Director, Bullet For Adolf (Hart House Theatre, Toronto); The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Toronto Premiere), Macbeth (Toronto, Dora-Award Nomination), Twelfth Night (Toronto, Dora Award Nomination). Will has worked for the Classical Theatre Project in Toronto, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Broadway productions of The History Boys and Mary Poppins. He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, an Irene Ryan award winner, as well as being nominated for the Sir John Gielgud Fellowship in directing, along with two Dora Mavor Moore Award Nominations.
Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design) Off-Broadway: The Maids (Redbull Theatre), The Talls (Second Stage), Tigers Be Still (Roundabout), Inner Voices: Solo Musicals (Primary Stages), The Boys in the Band (Transport Group; Drama Desk & Hewes Design Award noms.), Sixty Miles to Silver Lake (SoHo Rep / P73), Rag and Bone (Rattlestick), Bad Jazz (Play Company) and others. International: The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (Parco Theatre, Tokyo & Osaka), The Colour of Panic (Sydney Opera House & Det Apne Theatre, Oslo), Some Explicit Polaroids (Darlinghurst Theatre Company; Sydney Theatre Awards nom.), and many others. US Regional: Hurricane (Ringling International Arts Festival), Giant (Signature Theatre), Reckless (Chautauqua Theatre Company).
Kristy Leigh Hall (Costume Design) has designed in both New York and DC. NY: Next to Normal, Proof (Theatre Three) DC: The Illusion (Forum Theatre), Minnie the Moocher (Pointless Theatre), Genesis Reboot (Synetic Theatre). Past assistant designs include: Rock of Ages, Arcadia (Broadway), King Lear (Shakespeare Theatre).
Jen Schriever (Lighting Design) Ghetto Klown (Broadway), Triassic Parq (Soho Playhouse), The Pearl Fishers (Coliseum ENO), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mariinsky, Russia), Taming of the Shrew (Folger, DC), A Second Chance (Signature, VA), Inner Voices Solo Musicals (59E59), Stuffed and UnStrung (Union Square), Hairspray (Oasis of the Seas), An Evening Without Monty Python (Town Hall), Pippin, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Winter’s Tale (Berlind Theatre) www.jenschriever.com.
Brett Jarvis (Sound Design) Recent projects include Blood Knot (Signature Theatre), God of Carnage (Huntington Theatre Co), The Ride NYC, Baby Universe (Wakka Wakka, Drama Desk Nom. 2011), The Glass Menagerie (Guild Hall), The Slug Bearers of Kayroll Island, and Interviewing the Audience (Vineyard Theatre). Other selected works include Speech and Debate (Roundabout Theatre Company), Revolution (Joyce Theatre), and Kiki and Herb—Alive on Broadway!
Imaginary Media (Projection Design) is a design firm specializing in the creation and integration of film, animation and live video in theater events. Founding members Kate Freer, Alex Koch, and David Tennent have designed on Broadway, downtown, and for international tours. Recent designs include Woodshed Collective’s The Tenant and Chris McElroen’s Chaos Manor. www.imaginarymediadesign.com.