Creative Team


Written and Directed By Richard Maxwell

Featuring Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes, Tory Vazquez, and Gary Wilmes

Scenic and Lighting Designer: Sacha Van Riel; Original Costumes: Romy Springsguth;
Additional Costume Pieces: Kaye Voyce Production Stage ManagerRachel Gross;

Actors and Stage Manager appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.

RichardMaxwell200x200 RICHARD MAXWELL (Writer & Director) is the artistic director of New York City Players. He is a Doris Duke Performing Artist. Maxwell has been selected for a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Obie Awards and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, and was included in the Whitney Biennial. He wrote the text for choreographer Sarah Michelson’s Devotion and directed Early Plays by Eugene O’Neill for the Wooster Group. His latest play, The Evening, was a commission by the 2014 Spalding Gray Award, presented in New York by The Kitchen and Performance Space 122. His book Theater for Beginners was published this year by TCG. In the spring, he will direct the New York City Players’ production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play Really at Abrons Arts Center.
JIM FLETCHER (Patrick) has performed in New York City since 1998. Most recently in And That’s How the Rent Gets Paid by Richard C. Martinez and Jeff Weiss (2015, The Kitchen); Cry, Trojans! by The Wooster Group and William Shakespeare (2015, St. Ann’s Warehouse); and The Evening by Richard Maxwell (2015, The Kitchen).
BMendes200x200 BRIAN MENDES (Uncle Jerry). In New York with NYCP: Henry IV, Joe, The End of Reality, Ode to the Man Who Kneels, The Darkness of This Reading, Infinite Jest, The Evening, Isolde, People Without History and Saxophone. Has also worked with The Wooster Group, Adam Rapp and Annie Baker. Internationally, with Hebbel Theater, Intangible Studios, Forced Entertainment, Theater Bonn, Theater Basel and Gekidan Kaitaisha Tokyo. Founding member of Cook County Theater Department Chicago.
TVazquez200x200 TORY VAZQUEZ (Isolde). With Richard Maxwell/NYCP: Early Plays (with The Wooster Group), Das Maedchen, People Without History (dir. Brian Mendes), Caveman (Soho Rep). With Elevator Repair Service: Gatz, Shuffle, The Sound and the Fury (April 7, 1928), Cab Legs, Total Fictional Lie. Has worked with Mallory Catlett, Tim Etchells/Forced Entertainment, Jim Findlay, Amy Huggans and Aaron Landsman. Her own work: Wrestling Ladies, The Florida Project (P.S.122) and Isabel (Dixon Place). Vazquez is the lead teaching artist for The Kitchen’s education program at Liberty High School for Newcomers.
GWilmes200x200 GARY WILMES (Massimo). Theatre: Chinglish on Broadway; Straight White Men with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company and Gatz with Elevator Repair Service at The Public Theater; Cry, Trojans! with The Wooster Group; Bad Boy Nietzsche and Paradise Hotel with Richard Foreman; House and Boxing 2000 with Richard Maxwell. Film: Irrational Man, 5 Flights Up, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Salt, A Mighty Heart. Television: “Louie,” “Elementary,” “Homeland,” “The Lottery,” “Blue Bloods,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Jon Benjamin Has a Van.”