Michael Urie stars in a bold new anachronistic Jacobean feminist revenge comedy.
February 23 - March 26, 2022 at New Ohio Theatre

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Jennifer Campos Productions presents Talene Monahon's JANE ANGER or The Lamentable Comedie of JANE ANGER, that Cunning Woman, and also of Willy Shakefpeare and his Peasant Companion, Francis, Yes and Also of Anne Hathaway (also a Woman) Who Tried Very Hard. Inspired by the little-known author of “Her Protection for Women” first published in 1589, this bold new anachronistic Jacobean feminist revenge comedy is directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes (HOME/SICK, The Antelope Party), with a cast including playwright Monahon (How to Load a Musket, The Government Inspector), Michael Urie (Grand Horizons, Chicken & Biscuits, Torch Song), Ryan Spahn (Daniels Husband), and Amelia Workman (Fefu and her Friends).

It’s 1606 and William Shakespeare is stuck in quarantine with his unpaid apprentice, Francis. It would be a GREAT time to write King Lear… if he weren’t plagued with writer’s block. In through the window climbs JANE ANGER, the Cunning Woman, with a large sack and a mind to change history forever.

JANE ANGER or The Lamentable Comedie of JANE ANGER, that Cunning Woman, and also of Willy Shakefpeare and his Peasant Companion, Francis, Yes and Also of Anne Hathaway (also a Woman) Who Tried Very Hard runs February 23 - March 26. Performances are Monday & Wednesday-Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. Running time is 95 minutes, no intermission. New Ohio Theatre is located at 154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets in the West Village -- accessible from the #1 train to Christopher St. or A/B/C/D/E/F or M train to West 4th Street. Tickets are $25 - 45, available at www.JaneAngerPlay.com.

JANE ANGER features Set by Joey Mendoza, Costumes by Andrea Hood (Lortel Award nominee for Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information), Lighting by Nic Vincent, and Original Music and Sound Design by Lindsay Jones (Tony Award nominee for Slave Play). Rounding out the production team are Matt Frew (SFX Consultant/Props Consultant), Andrew Connelly (Associate Set Designer), Vittoria Orlando (Associate Lighting Designer), Ien DeNio (Sound Associate), Mathew Palmer (Sound Supervisor), Eloise Feuchtwanger (Wardrobe Supervisor/Covid Compliance Officer), Sean Michael Chin (Fight Choreographer), Lucky Lighting Inc. (ME Programmer), Claire Yenson (Additional Casting), Amanda Quaid (Dialect Coach), Michal V. Mendelson (PSM), Brant Sennett (ASM), Peter Feuchtwanger (Production Manager), and Out of the Box Theatrics Inc. (General Management, Marketing, and Box Office Team).

Talene Monahon is a Brooklyn-based playwright and actor. Her play, How to Load a Musket, an interview-based exploration of historical reenactors, premiered January 2020 at 59E59, produced by Less than Rent and was ranked #3 on TheaterMania’s list of “The 10 Best Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Virtual Theater Productions of 2020.” Other plays include Frankie & Will (MCC), proud revengeful ambitious (Play- PerView) and All in Good Fun (Peterborough Players). Her writing has been published by StageRights, the Cincinnati Review, and on McSweeneys. Her plays have been developed by Red Bull Theater Company, Cape Cod Theater Project, and Northern Stage. Her writing has been featured on McSweeneys Internet Tendency and Points in Case. As an actor, Talene has performed in productions at the Roundabout Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, the Atlantic, MCC, New Georges, Encores! Off- Center, Red Bull, Clubbed Thumb, La Jolla Playhouse, the Huntington Theater Company, Gingold Theater Group, Partial Comfort and Les Freres Corbusier as well as selected film and television. B.A. Senior Fellow at Dartmouth College.

Jess Chayes recently completed her tenure as BOLD Associate Artistic Director at Northern Stage, as an inaugural member of the BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle. She is a founding co-artistic director of The Assembly, with whom she has co-created and directed ten original productions. Recent directing includes: The Antelope Party (Dutch Kills), Jordan & Venus Rising (Northern Stage), Intelligence (Lucy Jackson Productions & Dutch Kills), Latter Days and The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Dutch Kills), Half Moon Bay (Lesser America), I Will Look Forward to this Later (The Assembly), Primal Play (New Georges), and HOME/SICK (The Assembly, NY Times Critic’s Pick). Jess is a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect, a co-founder of New Georges Jam artists' lab, and alum of the New Georges Audrey Residency, The Civilians R&D Group and the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Associate Directing credits: Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway and New World Stages) and Misery. Jess is the recipient of the 2017 Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women and the 2019 Collaboration Award from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.

Jennifer Campos Productions was founded to promote diverse and inclusive theatrical productions across the country. For over 15 years, Ms. Campos has worked with several off-Broadway theater companies including The New Group and Primary Stages in various capacities. Most recently, Ms. Campos was an Associate Producer for The New Group Off Stage production of Waiting for Godot with Ethan Hawke, John Legazimo, and Wallace Shawn and Out of the Box Theatrical’s production of Baby.

New Ohio Theatre is a two-time Obie Award-winning theatre under the leadership of Robert Lyons, Artistic Director, and Jaclyn Biskup Creative Producer. The New Ohio serves New York’s most adventurous theatre audiences by developing and presenting bold work from today’s vast independent theatre community. They believe the best of this community, the small artist-driven ensembles and the daring producing companies who operate without a permanent theatrical home, are actively expanding the boundaries of where American theatre is right now and where it’s going. From their home in the West Village’s historic Archive Building, the New Ohio provides a high-profile platform for downtown’s most mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish and profound theatrical endeavors. For info visit NewOhioTheatre.org.