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APRIL 2nd-14th, 2019

The Gallery @ The ACCESS THEATER,
380 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Just cause it don’t make no sense don’t mean it ain’t true. It could be true. If you want it. ...

Thank you to everyone who attended our redemptive and groundbreaking production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea! We were very grateful to bring you this production this year. Stay tuned for more!

In sticking with our mission of bringing new and original life to 20th-century works, we are so thrilled to present this gritty, bilingual production of John Patrick Shanley's heartrending tale of desperate and violent love. Company of Fools managing director Collin Blackard will take the helm in his directorial debut with this masterpiece.

#DATDBS performed in the Gallery at Access Theater (380 Broadway), April 2nd-14th, 2019 (Tuesdays through Sundays), with all performances at 8:00 pm.

[Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York City.]

Cast and Creative team

Cristina Ramos (Roberta)   Cristina "Cha" Ramos is a performer, dramaturg, violence/intimacy designer, and wordsmith. Favorite acting credits include Hotspur/Prince Hal in  Henry IV  (staged reading series), Athena in  Iphigenia Among the Taurians , Valeria in  Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon , and Padma in  Supertopia . Cha is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. She is a founding member of Combative Theatre Co., collaborating member of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, guest artist with The Navigators Theater, and Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. More info at  www.Cristina-Ramos.com . Cha is deeply grateful for the opportunity to dig into this role and this play with this incredible team. She is also deeply grateful for all the people who support her own unconventional journey. When asked  "What for?"  she hopes to now and always answer  "For love."

Cristina Ramos (Roberta)

Cristina "Cha" Ramos is a performer, dramaturg, violence/intimacy designer, and wordsmith. Favorite acting credits include Hotspur/Prince Hal in Henry IV (staged reading series), Athena in Iphigenia Among the Taurians, Valeria in Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon, and Padma in Supertopia. Cha is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. She is a founding member of Combative Theatre Co., collaborating member of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, guest artist with The Navigators Theater, and Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. More info at www.Cristina-Ramos.com. Cha is deeply grateful for the opportunity to dig into this role and this play with this incredible team. She is also deeply grateful for all the people who support her own unconventional journey. When asked "What for?" she hopes to now and always answer "For love."

Collin Blackard (Director)   Collin received a degree in theatre from Oklahoma Baptist University. He graduated from the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago, and attended UCB, the Lee Strasberg Institute for Film and Theatre, and the New York Theatre Academy. Collin is the Managing Director of Company of Fools. He made his directing debut last year with Live In Theater’s  The Trial of Typhoid Mary , and is thrilled to be helming CoF’s production of  Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.   www.collinblackard.com .

Collin Blackard (Director)

Collin received a degree in theatre from Oklahoma Baptist University. He graduated from the Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago, and attended UCB, the Lee Strasberg Institute for Film and Theatre, and the New York Theatre Academy. Collin is the Managing Director of Company of Fools. He made his directing debut last year with Live In Theater’s The Trial of Typhoid Mary, and is thrilled to be helming CoF’s production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. www.collinblackard.com.

Cameron Clarke (Danny)   Cameron is a proud Ecuadorian-American, native Virginian, and adopted New Yorker. A director, actor, clown, magician, and professional goofball, Cameron is so excited to be tackling this dream role of Danny. This is his first onstage role in nearly two years and his acting debut with Company of Fools, of which he is also Founding Artistic Director. Selected New York credits include: Orlando in  As You Like It  and Don Pedro in  Much Ado About Nothing  (Barefoot Shakespeare Co.); Benedick in  Much Ado  and Louis the Dauphin in  King John  (The Fools & Kings Project); and Brick in  Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (Parkside Players). Big thanks to Cha, Collin, Brooke, Tom, and the entire  DATDBS  team. Love to Emily. And, as always, massive thanks, hugs, kisses, and all the love in the world to the endlessly supportive and amazing Clarke Clan. For all things Cameron:  www.cameronecclarke.com .

Cameron Clarke (Danny)

Cameron is a proud Ecuadorian-American, native Virginian, and adopted New Yorker. A director, actor, clown, magician, and professional goofball, Cameron is so excited to be tackling this dream role of Danny. This is his first onstage role in nearly two years and his acting debut with Company of Fools, of which he is also Founding Artistic Director. Selected New York credits include: Orlando in As You Like It and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Barefoot Shakespeare Co.); Benedick in Much Ado and Louis the Dauphin in King John (The Fools & Kings Project); and Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Parkside Players). Big thanks to Cha, Collin, Brooke, Tom, and the entire DATDBS team. Love to Emily. And, as always, massive thanks, hugs, kisses, and all the love in the world to the endlessly supportive and amazing Clarke Clan. For all things Cameron: www.cameronecclarke.com.

Brooke M. Haney (Intimacy Director)   Brooke is a New York City based Actor/Director who has worked internationally in the Philippines, and regionally in Seattle, Boston, Orlando, and Kentucky. She is a current NYC company member at Only Make Believe, the Artistic Producer and Director of the Apprentice Program for Daughters of Troy, and an Adjunct Professor of Acting at Marymount Manhattan College where she directs in the playwriting projects. “Consent is sexy!”  www.brookemhaney.com  @brookemhaney

Brooke M. Haney (Intimacy Director)

Brooke is a New York City based Actor/Director who has worked internationally in the Philippines, and regionally in Seattle, Boston, Orlando, and Kentucky. She is a current NYC company member at Only Make Believe, the Artistic Producer and Director of the Apprentice Program for Daughters of Troy, and an Adjunct Professor of Acting at Marymount Manhattan College where she directs in the playwriting projects. “Consent is sexy!” www.brookemhaney.com @brookemhaney

COMPANY OF FOOLS™  2019