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The Writing Game

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Three professional writers lead a writing seminar for novices in a seventeeth-century barn on the outskirts of London. There they wrestle with their professional and sexual ambitions. Seeing what the life of a professional writer is really all about, their most promising student walks away from the profession.

Credits

Creative team

by

David Lodge

Directed by

Michael Bloom

Set design by

Bill Clarke

Costume design by

Ellen McCartney

Lighting design by

Richard Riddell

Sound design by

Maribeth Back

Cast

Leo Rafkin

David Margulies 

Leo Rafkin

David Margulies 

Maude Lockett

Christine Estabrook

Maude Lockett

Christine Estabrook

St. Simon

Steven Skybell

St. Simon

Steven Skybell

Jeremy Deane

Jerry Pavlon

Jeremy Deane

Jerry Pavlon

Penny Sewell

Yanna McIntosh

Penny Sewell

Yanna McIntosh

Yanna McIntosh's roles at the A.R.T. have included Elmire in Tartuffe and Penny Sewell in The Writing Game. After graduating from the Institute and returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, she spent three seasons at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival where she played Maria in Twelfth Night, Lyse in The Illusion, Iras in Anthony and Cleopatra, and the First Fairy in Joe Dowling's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Last summer she played Helena in the Canadian Stage production of Midsummer, staged in High Park. Ms. McIntosh has worked in numerous theatres in and around Toronto. Some roles included Beatrice in The Servant of Two Masters; Marge, the lesbian sperm courier and Zee, the hippie midwife in A Fertile Imagination; and Tamara, a futuristic, cyber-renegade in Savage Finesse. Media and radio credits include Babymakers (Heartstar); The Nightingale (CBC-Radio); Street Legal and a recurring role on Side Effects (CBC-TV).

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Voice of Henry Lockett

Jeremy Geidt

Voice of Henry Lockett

Jeremy Geidt

A.R.T. Senior Actor, founding member of the Yale Repertory Theatre and the A.R.T. Yale: more than 40 productions (including The Seagull). A.R.T.: 100 productions including The Seagull (three turns as Sorin), Julius Caesar, Three Sisters, The Onion Cellar, Major Barbara (Undershaft), Heartbreak House (Shotover), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quince four times, Snug once), Henry IV (Falstaff), Twelfth Night (Toby Belch), The Caretaker (Davies), The Homecoming (Max), Loot (Truscott), Man and Superman (Mendoza/Devil), Waiting for Godot (Vladimir), The Threepenny Opera (Peacham/Petey), Ivanov (Lebedev), Three Sisters (Chebutkin), Buried Child (Dodge), The Cherry Orchard (Gaev) and The King Stag (Pantelone). Teaches at Harvard College, Harvard’s Summer and Extension Schools and at the A.R.T/MXAT Institute. Trained at the Old Vic Theatre School and subsequently taught there. Acted at the Old Vic, Young Vic, The Royal Court, in the West End, in films and television and has been hosting his own show “The Caravan” for the BBC for five years. Came to the U.S. with the satirical revue The Establishment and acted on and off Broadway, at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and at the Lincoln Center Festival. Lectured on Shakespeare in India and the Netherlands Theatre School. Received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Boston Actor and the Jason Robards Award for Dedication to the Theatre.

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