Former BAW student Julie Delauranti (having studied in New York with Amy Werba) is the assistant director of John Patrick Shanley’s upcoming play, “The Storefront Church.” Previously she performed as an actress for the BAW Performance Lab’s production of one of Mr. Shanley’s plays, “The Big Funk” directed by Sei Shiomi (who taught Julie in Paris). “The Storefront Church” is the last play of his trilogy (“Doubt”, “Defiance” and “The Storefront Church”) and is produced by the Atlantic Theater Company.
The opening night of the show will be on the 11th of June at the Atlantic Theater after two months of rehearsals and previews. The wonderful cast presents Giancarlo Esposito (Malcolm X, Rabbit Hole, Ali, The Usual Suspect, kings of New York and for the TV,Breaking Bad), Zach Grenier (Zodiac, Fight Club, Ride with the Devil, J.E Hoover and for the TV, 24, Deadwood), Ron Cephas Jones (Off Broadway: LAByrinth Theater’s production, Public Theater’s production, The Bridge proJect of Sam Mendes, Signature Theatre), Jordan Lage (Founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, David Mamet’s plays, Broadway’s Race. Film: You don’t know Jack, Salt, Body of Lies… TV:“Damages”, “Oz”, “Ugly Betty”), Tonya Pinkins (Broadway: Tony award winners forChange, Play on, Jelly’s last Jam… TV/Film: “24”, “Enchanted”, “Cold Case”, “The Cell”.Bob Dishy (Broadway: Damn Yankees, Flora… Off Broadway: New York Second City co,TV/Film: “Blue Bloods”, The twilight zone, “Columbo”, “The Good doctor”, “Story theatre”…).