- A play by Paul Downs Colaizzo
- Directed by Matthew Gardiner
- Scenic Design Misha Kachman
- Costume Design Kathleen Geldard
- Lighting Design Colin K. Bills
- Sound Design Matt Rowe
- Fight Director Casey Kaleba
- New York Casting Stuart Howard & Paul Hardt
- Production Stage Manager Julie Meyer
“The gem of this generation, and the upside to our selfishness, is the invincibility we espouse.”
From one of the country’s most promising new voices comes this contemporary drama that pushes the edges and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth.
At an elite university, when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, one person will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away. In this quick-witted and gripping comic tragedy about “Generation Me,” it’s every man for himself.
Really Really contains nudity, strong language and explicit situations. For mature audiences only.
20 seats for $20! Special ticket offer for the 30 or under crowd! Use code GENME.
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Evan Casey (Cooper) SIGNATURE: The Hollow, The Boy Detective Fails, Holiday Mayhem Cabaret, Tamar and the River (21/24 workshop), Urinetown, Ten Unknowns, Allegro. NEW YORK: NYMF: River's End. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred), Tales of Custard the Dragon; Ford’s Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors, Meet John Doe, Shenandoah; Olney Theatre: Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, Lend Me a Tenor; Studio Theatre 2ndstage: TempOdyssey, Dog Sees God; Shakespeare Theatre, Round House Theatre, Rep Stage, Theater of the First Amendment, Imagination Stage, Bay Theatre Company. REGIONAL: North Carolina Theatre, Everyman Theatre, New London Barn Playhouse. FILM: Bare Knuckle, Treasure Hunt, Flanking The Sentinel, Jargon. TV: Missing Person’s Unit, Stage Fright. OTHER: Capitol Steps. EDUCATION: Catholic University, London Dramatic Academy. TEACHING: Signature Theatre Stage One, National Conservatory of Dramatic Art, Howard Community College, Round House Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Imagination Stage.
Lauren Culpepper (Grace) SIGNATURE: I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop). NEW YORK: Lincoln Center Institute: The Dinner Party; Sonnet Repertory Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream. DC AREA: CENTERSTAGE: Crime and Punishment; Folger Theatre/Two River Theatre: Orestes: A Tragic Romp (Helen Hayes nomination Outstanding Ensemble); Theatre J: A New Jerusalem. REGIONAL: Two River Theatre: Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, Westport Country Playhouse: The Diary of Anne Frank; Other credits include Trojan Women, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It. FILM: Upcoming role in Paramount feature film. No Rules Theatre Company member. EDUCATION: University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Danny Gavigan (Jimmy) DC AREA: Round House Theatre: Pride and Prejudice; Studio Theatre: Mojo, All That I Will Ever Be, Red Light Winter (u/s); Longacre Lea: Cat’s Cradle; Constellation: The Ramayana; Bay Theatre Company: Mauritius; Keegan Theatre: Of Mice and Men (Ireland National Tour); Rorschach Theatre: Dead City, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Rough Magic; Theater Alliance: Five Flights; Forum: Marat/Sade; Solas Nua: Made in China. The Hub Theatre company member. REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse/Kansas City Rep: Peer Gynt; Center Stage: The Rivals, Snow Falling on Cedars; Maryland Shakespeare Festival: Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Paul James (Johnson) FILM: Cry_Wolf, The Architect, Spinning Into Butter, Hideaway. TELEVISION: Greek; Torchwood: Miracle Day, Lie To Me, CSI: Miami, Cold Case, NCIS: LA, Bones, Without a Trace. EDUCATION: Syracuse University, BFA Drama.
Bethany Anne Lind (Leigh) REGIONAL: Alliance Theatre: August: Osage County, Carapace, 26 Miles; Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre: Our Town; Florida Stage: The Storytelling Ability of a Boy; Georgia Shakespeare: Metamorphoses, The Glass Menagerie; Horizon Theatre: Night Blooms; Aurora Theatre: The Storytelling Ability of a Boy, Buy My House Please; North Carolina Shakespeare: Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol; Georgia Ensemble Theatre: Steel Magnolias; Jewish Theatre of the South: The Last Schwartz (Suzi Bass Award). FILM/TV: Mean Girls 2, "Drop Dead Diva" and releasing soon: Flight, Crackerjack, and "Army Wives."
Jake Odmark (Davis) SIGNATURE: Sunset Boulevard, Tamar And The River (21/24 workshop). NEW YORK: Public Theatre: Fun Home; Engeman: Camelot; The Actor's Studio: Tokio Confidential. TOURS: Grease (Macau, China), The Pajama Game, Fame! (China Tour), Grease (Istanbul). DC AREA: Olney Theatre: Triumph of Love; Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Grease, West Side Story, Oklahoma!; MetroStage: CabarYAY. EDUCATION: James Madison University, BM, Voice/Music Theatre.
Kim Rosen (Haley) OFF-BROADWAY: 59E59: Ideal. NEW YORK: Taylor Mac's The Lily's Revenge! (Obie Award), appearances at The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theater, Richard Forman's Ontological-Hysteric, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The People's Improv Theater. SKETCH COMEDY: The People's Sketch Association (official selection, LA Comedy Festival; official selection, Boston Improv Festival; 2010 INNY Award Winner, Best NYC Sketch Group) FILM: Civil Unions: A Love Story (writer/director Elisa Zuritsky) EDUCATION: Upright Citizens Brigade Theater; BFA, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, NYU.
Paul Downs Colaizzo (Playwright) READINGS/WORKSHOPS: Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill (directed by David Schwimmer, starring Julie White and Jonathan Groff), A Dog’s Tale (or The Thing About Getting) (Kennedy Center, starring Patrick Heusinger, Wesley Taylor, and Phoebe Strole), Little Gives (American University, Kennedy Center), Suicycle: An Attempted Theatrical Rock Experiment (New York University/Tisch School of the Arts: Experimental Theatre Wing), Williamstown Theatre Festival, BMI Workshop. SCRIPT ASSOCIATE: Sister Act on Broadway. INTERNET: Cubby Bernstein, Tony Campaign Manager (Associate Producer, Creative Consultant). EDUCATION: BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons, Experimental Theatre Wing, International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam, selected to study under the guidance of Kathleen Turner).
Matthew Gardiner SIGNATURE: Director: Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, [title of show], See What I Wanna See; Choreographer: Sweeney Todd, Dirty Blonde; Assistant Director and Choreographer: over 20 productions at Signature Theatre, alongside Eric Schaeffer, Frank Galati, John Rando, Karma Camp, Christopher D'Amboise and Jeremy Skidmore. Associate Artistic Director (2011-present), Resident Director (2010-2011), Resident Assistant Director (2006-2010); SIGNATURE CABARET: Director: Broadway Duets, Lost Songs of Broadway 1950s, Signature Sings (featuring Natascia Diaz & Euan Morton), December Divas II, Singing Shakespeare. NEW YORK: Director: NYMF: The Greenwood Tree; Assistant Director: Circle in the Square: Glory Days. DC AREA: Director/Choreographer: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Everyman Theatre: Let Me Sing And I’m Happy; MetroStage: tick, tick...BOOM!; Catholic University of America: La Boheme, Candide; Co-Director/Choreographer: Studio Theatre: Jerry Springer: The Opera, Reefer Madness (2008 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical and Direction of a Musical), Choreographer: Studio Theatre: Grey Gardens, Adding Machine. Assistant Director: Kennedy Center: Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. EDUCATION: Carnegie Mellon University.
Misha Kachman (Scenic Design) SIGNATURE: Side by Side by Sondheim. INTERNATIONAL: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center: South Bank, Souzhou Creek; St. Petersburg Komissarzhevskaya Theatre: The Island of Goats, The Flight. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Unleashed!; Barrio Grrrl!; Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!), The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Fever/Dream (Helen Hayes nomination), Gruesome Playground Injuries, Oedipus el rey, The Bright New Boise; Round House Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days, Wrinkle in Time, The Crown of Shadows; Theatre J: Either Or, Honey Brown Eyes, The Seagull on the 16th Street, Lost in Yonkers, The Odd Couple. REGIONAL: Milwaukee Shakespeare: Cymbeline. OPERA: Maryland Opera Studio: Così fan tutte, Xerxes, Evgeny Onegin, The Barber of Seville, Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Peabody Conservatory Opera: The Adventures of Sharp-Ears the Vixen. UPCOMING: Brother Russia, Xanadu.
Kathleen Geldard (Costume Design) SIGNATURE: Hairspray, The Hollow (world premiere), The Boy Detective Fails (world premiere), Art, And the Curtain Rises (world premiere), Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead. (world premiere), A Fox on the Fairway (world premiere), Chess, Sycamore Trees (world premiere), Sweeney Todd, I Am My Own Wife, Show Boat, See What I Wanna See, Les Misérables, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Happy Time. REGIONAL: La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Berkeley Rep, CenterStage, Vineyard Playhouse, Studio Arena Theatre. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth Theatre: Eclipsed; Round House Theatre: Permanent Collection, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Eurydice, Orson's Shadow, Life x 3; Imagination Stage: The Neverending Story (2008 Helen Hayes nomination), Twice Upon a Time, The Hundred Dresses; Kennedy Center's Theatre for Young Audiences, Olney Theatre Center; Folger Theatre; Studio Theatre Secondstage; Everyman Theatre; Theater J; Rep Stage. DANCE: Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.
Colin K. Bills (Lighting Design) SIGNATURE: Hairspray, Side by Side by Sondheim, And the Curtain Rises, Fox on the Fairway; I Am My Own Wife. DC AREA: Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Company Member): A Bright New Boise, Oedipus el Rey, The Vibrator Play, Clybourne Park, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Round House Theatre: Eurydice, The Book Club Play; Studio Theatre: Lungs, Circle Mirror Transformation, Radio Golf; dog & pony dc, Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center, MetroStage, Olney Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, Synetic Theatre, Theatre for the First Amendment, Theatre J, The Washington Revels. REGIONAL: The Berkshire Theater Festival: Best Kept Secret; CENTERSTAGE: Crime & Punishment, Working it Out; Contemporary American Theater Festival: Breadcrumbs, Lidless, The History of Light, 50 Words, Lonesome Hollow, My Name is Rachel Corrie; Intiman Theatre: All the King’s Men; Portland Center Stage: The North Plan; The Williamstown Theatre Festival: The Physicists. AWARDS: 2011, 2010 and 2008 Helen Hayes Awards, 2009 Princess Grace Theater Fellowship. EDUCATION: Dartmouth.
Matt Rowe (Sound Design) SIGNATURE: A Second Chance, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, The Boy Detective Fails, The Hollow, Side by Side by Sondheim, Art, And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., A Fox on the Fairway, Chess, Sycamore Trees, [title of show], Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb, Dirty Blonde, Giant, The Little Dog Laughed, Les Misérables, Anyone Can Whistle in Concert, The Visit, The Happy Time, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Glory Days, Merrily We Roll Along, The Witches of Eastwick. DC AREA: Kennedy Center: Snow White, Rose Red (and Fred!); Nobody’s Perfect.
Casey Kaleba (Fight Director) SIGNATURE: The Hollow, Sweeney Todd, The Fox in the Fairway, See What I Wanna See, Nest. DC AREA: Folger Theatre: Othello, Hamlet, Henry IV, Part I; Round House Theatre: Fahrenheit 451, Charming Billy, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Picture of Dorian Gray; Studio Theatre: Time Stands Still, Jerry Springer: The Opera, Reefer Madness, Dog Sees God; Olney Theatre: Camelot; Rorschach Theatre: The Gallerist, After the Quake, Living Dead in Denmark, This Storm Is What We Call Progress, Dream Sailors, Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards; WSC Avant Bard: The Mistorical Hystery of Henry (I)V, Night and Day, Juno and the Paycock, Lulu.
Julie Meyer (Production Stage Manager) SIGNATURE: A Second Chance, The Boy Detective Fails, I Capture the Castle (21/24 workshop), Art, Sunset Boulevard, Walter Cronkite is Dead., Chess, Tamar and the River (21/24 workshop), [title of show], I Am My Own Wife, Show Boat, Dirty Blonde, The Boy Detective Fails (21/24 workshop), Giant, Glory Days, Les Misérables. OFF-OFF-BROADWAY: Fist in a Pocket: Washing Machine. REGIONAL: Lyric Theatre: Stephen Schwartz’s new musical Snapshots: a Musical Scrapbook, Disney’s High School Musical, Oklahoma! Evita, Singin’ in the Rain, Once on This Island; Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre: Jane Eyre; Little Me; Dirty Blonde; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. EDUCATION: Rutgers University, MFA, Stage Management.
Stuart Howard and Paul Hardt (New York Casting) are glad to be back casting at The Signature Theatre. They have cast hundreds of shows over the past 25 years on and off Broadway, in regional theatres across the country, in Canada and Great Britain.