Creative

Jack Canfora – Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Executive Producer

048Jack Canfora’s sketch comedy writing was frequently seen in Greenwich Village in the late 90’s and on the main stage of the world famous comedy club “Caroline’s”.

His plays have been read and performed throughout the United States and England since 2001. His first full length play, Place Setting, was read in Los Angeles in September, 2005 and starred Steven Weber and Jon Cryer. In June, 2007, the New Jersey Repertory Theatre staged Place Setting where it received excellent notices. The New York Times wrote that the play has “unusually punchy writing” while the New Jersey Star-Ledger raved that the play is “funny and fascinating,” had “wonderfully incisive wit” and “tells the truth about how 21st century men and women view relationships.”  The paper named it, along with plays by Teresa Rebeck, Elaine May and Edward Albee as one of the best plays of 2007.

His play Poetic License recently finished an acclaimed run Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. The Associated Press called the play “tense, articulate and impressive – white hot,” Time Out New York hailed it as witty and eloquent” and The New York Times deemed it “a smart, unsettling drama.”

His collaboration with Harris Yulin, Tennessee Williams: A Life, has played at Julliard, Guild Hall and other places, and featured Harris Yulin, Eli Wallach and Mercedes Ruehl in the original show

Jericho was named a winner of the 2010 National New Play Network and premiered this October at The New Jersey Repertory Company as one of three theaters producing it as part of  the NNPN’s Rolling World Premiere series. The New York Times wrote the play is “a lovely, humorous work with laughs that resolve into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy, “adding “Mr. Canfora has delivered a smart, hard-hitting drama filled with biting wit.” The Newark Star –Ledger raved “Canfora’s dialogue shows a true writer at work.” It debuted Off Broadway in 2013 and was named by the New York Times as a  Critics’ Pick, calling the play “significant”.

Andrew Rein – Co-Creator/Co-Writer/Executive Producer/”Ben Bernstein”

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In New York, Andrew has been seen Off-Broadway as Ethan in Jack Canfora’s Jericho (New York Times Critics’ Pick), in the world premiere of Acts of Love at the Kirk Theatre, and in TBTB’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His one-man show Worker Bee, which he wrote and produced, was twice featured at PSNBC, the live performance space of NBC Television.

Andrew’s regional credits include THIS at TheaterWorks Hartford, Around the World in 80 Days and Bloody Blackbeard at Triad Stage in North Carolina, Mojo at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, the world premiere of Jericho at NJ Rep, I Hate Hamlet, Rounding ThirdThe Owl and the Pussycat, and A Thousand Clowns at the Bickford Theatre, Pentecost and Night and Day at Burning Coal Theatre Company, Barnum and Love’s Labour’s Lost at PCPA Theatrefest, and The Play’s the Thing and The Makropoulos Secret with Washington Stage Guild.

Andrew’s film work includes the multiple-award-winning romantic comedy short Ménage à Trois, the award-winning indie feature Bobby G. Can’t Swim, and the horror film Steve Niles’ Remains, which aired on the Chiller Network.

Television audiences have seen Andrew on Law & Order:SVUGossip GirlLaw & Order, and All My Children, as well as in numerous commercials, most notably the ‘big hands’ spot for Yahoo! Personals.

Andrew holds an M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater’s Advanced Training Program and a B.A. in Drama from Duke University.

http://www.andrewrein.com

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