ADJUST THE PROCEDURE

An outbreak infects higher education in the world premiere of this pandemic drama by Jake Shore.
Now through March 7 on Stellar

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"A couldn't-be-more-timely play." -- Derek McCracken, BroadwayWorld

"The best virtual piece I have seen so far." -- Robert Massimi, Geeks

"As this play questions whether it is easier to ADJUST THE PROCEDURE or adjust reality, it forcefully reminds us 'When someone dies, there are consequences.' A timely play for troubled times. Well worth watching." -- Laurie Lawson, Electronic Link Journey

"Smartly tailored to its theme and era, and the direction and delivery of its thought-provoking narrative pack a punch and leave us wondering what really drives our educational system and who benefits the most from it." -- Deb Miller, DC Metro Theater Arts

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Spin Cycle in association with JCS Theater Company presents the World Premiere of ADJUST THE PROCEDURE, a new play by Jake Shore (The Devil Is On The Loose With An Axe In Marshalltown, Holy Moly, and Down The Mountain And Across The Stream) conceived during the pandemic and created with Zoom theater in mind. The fully realized production will run February 15 – March 7 on Stellar. Tickets are $10, available at www.SpinCycleNYC.com.

It's early Fall 2020 and the pandemic consumes a Manhattan university. In addition to tracking rising cases of COVID on campus, the school's administrators face immigration problems, suicide threats, and professors losing their minds. But in the midst of all the madness, it's the internal bureaucratic battles that threaten the school's preservation. Over the course of two conflict-ridden Zoom meetings, ADJUST THE PROCEDURE gives audiences a rare peek into the business of higher education at a moment of multiple reckonings.

Written and directed by Jake Shore, ADJUST THE PROCEDURE stars Ed Altman, Adam Files, Meagan Moses, and Nicholas Miles Newton.

Jake Shore is an award-winning playwright whose play entitled Holy Moly premiered at The Flea Theater in 2016 and was simultaneously released with its tandem novel, A Country for Fibbing.  In 2017 Shore's play The Devil is on The Loose with an Axe in Marshalltown was selected as one of  Playbill's "13 Shows Not to Miss Off-Broadway." His drama Down the Mountain and Across the Stream won the Overall Excellence in Playwriting Award at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. Shore's short stories have been published or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Hobart, Litro, New Contrast, J Journal, Ginosko Literary Journal, Eunoia Review, Soft Cartel, New American Legends, The Pitkin Review and others. He is currently the Director of the Academic Advisement Center at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, where he also teaches. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College.

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Ed Altman (Frank, Executive Dean): Ed was last seen as Roy Maub in Knowledge Workings Theatre’s productions of “Keeping Right”, and as the Narrator in their production of “Grudges.” Other recent appearances include Larry In “The Statement” with TNC; Nick in “Time to Leave” at NY Theatre Festival; Beatles producer George Martin in “Nowhere Man,” and Cornelius Vanderbilt in “Victoria Woodhull”, both at Theatre for the New City. Recent film work includes “Biff & Me” (now making the festival circuit), “The Dog Walker“, Thumbwrestler II (The Second Thumbing)”, and “This Is Going to Happen” currently in production. Ed was a member of the comedy group “Prom Night” with whom he wrote and performed at the Westbank Café back in the days of Lewis Black and Rusty McGee and other NYC spots. He is also a voiceover artist for commercial and corporate work, and has voiced several audio books.

Adam Files (Kyle, Director of Academic Development): Adam is annoyed at the consistently high quality of Shore’s writing. So annoyed that this will be his third production working for the prolific writer. Having worked previously on The Devil Is On the Loose With an Axe in Marshalltown, and Sick City Blues. Adam is a member of the aptly named 'Dysfunctional Theatre Company’, and the ongoing ‘It’s Getting Tired Mildred’ troupe. You can see him on the small screen in the series 'Evil Lives Here', and in an upcoming episode of 'The Food that Built America'.

Nicholas Miles Newton (Ben, Assistant Dean of Student Achievement): 2020 was a crazy year but I focused on myself and made a concerted effort to be present in the moment. I managed to shoot two short films before lockdown. “It Takes A Village”, a short film about a family healing after a miscarriage. “She Had To Ask”, a short film questioning whether women can ask men to get married. I’m proud of my journey as an artist and look forward to the journey ahead.

Meagan Moses (Aimee, Director of Enrollment Management): Meagan is an Oklahoma transplant living and working in New York City. She’s a graduate of New Actors Workshop, a two-year acting conservatory in NYC where she studied acting under the guidance of Mike Nichols, George Morrison and Paul Sills, as well as Kristen Linklater voice training and Viola Spolin improvisation technique. She has performed off-off Broadway and in independent films, and has received acting awards from film and theatre festivals. She can be heard narrating the occasional audiobook, as well as singing where appropriate. When she’s not acting she’s hiking, jogging, picnicking and loving dogs.

Since its founding in 1998, Spin Cycle has co-produced shows by artists including Joan Rivers, Anthony Rapp, Gavin Creel, Holly Woodlawn, Alison Arngrim, Alec Mapa, Alice Ripley, Karen Finley, and Ain Gordon. Other producing credits include the World Premiere of The Donkey Show, Kiki & Herb’s Obie winning Have Another, The Vaudevillians starring Jinkx Monsoon, John Kelly’s Paved Paradise, and the Rochester premiere of Woman Before A Glass (directed by Austin Pendleton). Current and recent theater PR clients include: 21 seasons with The New York International Fringe Festival;, 21 seasons with The Flea Theater (including premieres by A.R Gurney, Elizabeth Swados, Will Eno, Christopher Durang, Adam Rapp, Thomas Bradshaw and Mac Wellman) and 7 years with P.S. 122 (including premieres by Spalding Gray, John Leguizamo, Elevator Repair Service, and Eric Bogosian); the long-running immersive hits Then She Fell, Voyeur and Bleach; and theater companies including Partial Comfort, The Civilians, Bedlam, SITI Company, Pig Iron, 3LD, Ars Nova, New Georges, The Culture Project, the cell, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Amerinda, wild project, Hypokrit, National Black Theatre, Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble and Theater Breaking Through Barriers.