Theater Alliance is thrilled to announce the cast for the company’s first production of its Tenth Anniversary Season. Reals, a world premiere by DC-based playwright Gwydion Suilebhan and directed by Shirley Serotsky, opens on August 27 and runs through September 16 at the H Street Playhouse.
Check out Gwydion’s blog about the casting process here!
The District’s own Batman of the Beltway was just the tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the world of real life people (aka “Reals”) who dress up in disguises and fight crime. Nightlife is an earnest “real” launching his superhero career, complete with an origin story and a cape. When he meets two other reals whose crime-fighting philosophies differ from his own, he is forced to grapple with the subtle shades of justice, his own fragility, and what it means to actually do good in his city.
Andres Talero will play Nightlife. Andres was most recently seen in Keegan Theatre’s Twelve Angry Men and in The Clockmaker at The Hub Theatre. He has also performed for Constellation Theatre, Young Playwrights’ Theatre, Discovery Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, and GALA Hispanic Theatre.
Blair Bowers will play Nightlife’s partner Belt. Blair will also be performing in Theatre J’s upcoming production of Apples from the Desert and Forum Theatre’s upcoming production of Church. She has also performed with Adventure Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, and Flying V.
Brynn Tucker will play the incendiary character of the Girl. Brynn was most recently seen in Forum Theatre’s production of The Illusion, Synetic Theater’s production of Genesis Reboot, and Constellation Theatre’s production of Arms and the Man. She has also performed with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Rorschach Theater, Georgia Shakespeare Theater, and Toby’s Dinner Theater.
Jon Odom will play the mysterious character of Sensei. Jon most recently performed in You Can’t Take It With You at Everyman Theater, Yellowman at Rep Stage, and in A Christmas Carol at The Goodman Theatre. He has also been seen at Constellation Theatre, Open Dream Ensemble, and Roanoke Festival.
Theater Alliance is also proud to announce the outstanding creative team for Reals:
Gwydion Suilebhan – Playwright
Shirley Serotsky – Director
Steven T. Royal Jr. – Production Manager, Scenic and Props Designer
Kendra Rai – Costume Designer
Stephanie P. Freed – Lighting Designer
Elisheba Ittoop – Sound Designer
Nathaniel Mendez – Fight Director