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An American on a business trip is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague, setting off a series of unforgettable and unforeseen experiences in a country where he does not speak the language. THE INTERNATIONALIST is a riveting and darkly funny exploration of what it means to be an American abroad.


Awards

Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award – Nina Hellman, Outstanding Featured Actress
Lucille Lortel Award – Jeff Croiter, Outstanding Lighting Design
Lucille Lortel Award – Robert Kaplowitz, Outstanding Sound Design
Drama Desk Award – Annie Parisse, Outstanding Actress in a Play

The Internationalist

October 20 - November 26, 2006

Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
With Liam Craig, Gibson Frazier, Nina Hellman, Ken Marks, Zak Orth, Annie Parisse
An American on a business trip is met at the airport by a beautiful colleague, setting off a series of unforgettable and unforeseen experiences in a country where he does not speak the language. THE INTERNATIONALIST is a riveting and darkly funny exploration of what it means to be an American abroad.

Awards

Nominations
Lucille Lortel Award - Nina Hellman, Outstanding Featured Actress
Lucille Lortel Award - Jeff Croiter, Outstanding Lighting Design
Lucille Lortel Award - Robert Kaplowitz, Outstanding Sound Design
Drama Desk Award - Annie Parisse, Outstanding Actress in a Play

Jeff Croiter

(Lighting Designer) is very happy to be working with The Vineyard again. Broadway credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN, PENN AND TELLER, MOTHERS AND SONS, NEWSIES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Tony Award), A TIME TO KILL, SOUL DOCTOR, JEKYLL AND HYDE, THE ANARCHIST, THE PERFORMERS, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW, NEXT FALL, and KIKI & HERB. Other New York: MERCURY FUR, PARADE, KING LEAR, COMEDY OF ERRORS, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare in the Park), FLY BY NIGHT, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, LAST FIVE YEARS, LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, A LIE OF THE MIND, ORDINARY DAYS, ALMOST, MAINE, THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE, THE INTERNATIONALIST, and JENNIFER MULLER/THE WORKS. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”

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Liam Craig

(James/Bartender) Off-Broadway: Trouble in Paradise (Hourglass Group), Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group), Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public), Don Juan (Theatre For A New Audience), The Secret Order (EST), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout). Regional: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (CTG @ the Kirk Douglas), The Comedy of Errors, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Pericles (The Old Globe), Moving Picture (Williamstown), The Lady from the Sea (Intiman). TV: Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU. Film: The Royal Tenenbaums. Liam received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program and is a proud member of Actors' Equity.

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Gibson Frazier

(Ted) Off-Broadway: God's Ear (New Georges); The Internationalist (The Vineyard, 13P); Heddatron (Les Freres Corbusier); Eat The Taste (The Barrow Street Theatre). Downtown: Goodbye April, Hello May (HERE); Conquest of the Universe (SALT); Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb). Regionally: Changes of Heart (Mark Taper Forum); Rough Crossing (w/ Tony Randall); Death of a Salesman (w/ Jack Klugman). LA: Founding member, Buffalo Nights (Garland Award, Drama-Logue Award). Film: Illusion (w/ Kirk Douglas); Man of the Century (Excellence in Independent Filmmaking by National Board of Review). Television: Law & Order Trilogy; Ed; Titus. Associate Artist: The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb.

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Nina Hellman

(Irene/Anonymous Woman) Off-Broadway: Trouble in Paradise (Hourglass), Jane Jacobs in Boozy (Les Freres Corbusier), Superpowers (Adobe), Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic), Mae West's SEX (Hourglass). Other NY Theatre: Heddatron (Les Freres Corbusier), Wildlife (SPF'05), The Ladies (Civilians/Dixon Place), Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb), The Eight (Adobe), Red Frogs (Hourglass). Regional: Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep), Be Aggressive (Geva). Film & TV: The Ten (upcoming), Wet Hot American Summer, The Venture Brothers, Love Monkey, Stella, Law & Order: CI. Nina is a member of The Civilians, an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb and Les Freres Corbusier, and a founding member of Hourglass Group.

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Robert Kaplowitz

(Sound Design) As a designer and composer, Robert has created the sonic landscapes for piles of incredible plays. Credits include: Heather McDonald's An Almost Holy Picture (Broadway/Roundabout), Tracey Scott Wilson's The Story (Public, Long Wharf, Lortel Nomination), Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and The Distance From Here (MCC), Kia Corthron's Light, Raise The Roof (NYTW), Emily Mann's Meshugah (Naked Angels), the Mabou Mines Request Concert with Joanna P. Adler, and Yasmeen Godder's dance Hall (Kitchen, International). Projects currently running are: Eric Bogosian's subUrbia at 2nd Stage, Neil LaBute's Wrecks at the Public, and Adam Bock's The Thugs at Soho Rep. He was the first professional sound designer for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, (2000-2004), is Producing Artistic Director for the Relentless Theatre Company, and dedicates his work to KMO.

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Ken Marks

(Simon/Paul) recently received a Drama Desk Award for David Hare's Stuff Happens (Best Ensemble). Other favorite Off- Broadway roles include Sir Larry Olivier in Orson's Shadow, Mr. Bunder in Littlefish (Second Stage), Fluellen in Henry V (NYSF at the Delacorte), and Asa in When They Speak of Rita (Primary Stages), directed by Horton Foote. Broadway credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Present Laughter, After the Fall, and the original Broadway company of MAMMA MIA! Also lead roles with the Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, ACT, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum and many seasons at the O'Neill Playwrights Conference. TV: Guest Star on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, 3rd Watch, Trinity. Film: Confession, Downplay, Bad Bride, The Land of Nod.

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Zak Orth

(Lowell) Theatre credits include: Rope (Drama Dept), The Pain and the Itch (Steppenwolf), The Secret Order (Laguna Playhouse), Major Barbara (Roundabout), A Place at the Table (MCC), The Eros Trilogy (Vineyard), Sex AKA Wieners & Boobs (HERE, NYC & Tamarind, LA), Misalliance (Roundabout), Three Sisters (Goodman) and subUrbia (Lincoln Center). Film credits include The Ten, Prime, The Baxter, Melinda and Melinda, Kill the Poor, Wet Hot American Summer, Loser, Down to You, Snow Falling on Cedars, In & Out, Romeo + Juliet and Spanking the Monkey. Television credits include Stella, Monday Night Mayhem, When Trumpets Fade, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order and Rose Hill.

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Annie Parisse

(Sara) Coastal Disturbances dir. Mark Nelson (Berkshire Theater Festival), Monster dir. Michael Grief (Classic Stage Co.), The Credeaux Canvas dir. Michael Mayer (Playwrights Horizons), The Crackwalker (Soho Rep/Walker Space), The Wild Duck (NY Performance Works), Misalliance dir. David Warren (Roundabout Theatre). Film: Prime, Monster-In-Law, National Treasure, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Upcoming film: Definitely/Maybe dir. Adam Brooks, Blackbird dir. Adam Rapp. Television: Law & Order, Friends, Third Watch, Big Apple, As the World Turns (Emmy Nomination). Member: AEA.

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Ken Rus Schmoll

(Director) MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), Wolfgang Rihm’s opera PROSERPINA (Spoleto Festival USA, American premiere), Ann Marie Healy’s WHAT ONCE WE FELT (Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3), Ariana Reines’s TELEPHONE (The Foundry Theatre, OBIE for Direction), Kristin Newbom’s TELETHON (Clubbed Thumb), Kristen Kosmas’s HELLO FAILURE (PS 122), Jordan Harrison’s AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN (Clubbed Thumb), Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST (Vineyard Theatre), Rob Handel’s APHRODISIAC (Long Wharf Theatre) Kate E. Ryan’s MARK SMITH (13P), Rob Handel’s MILLICENT SCOWLWORTHY (SPF ’06), Anton Dudley’s HONOR AND THE RIVER (NY Stage & Film), Anne Washburn’s OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER (EST Marathon), Jenny Schwartz’s CAUSE FOR ALARM (NY Fringe), Erin Courtney’s DEMON BABY (Clubbed Thumb), Kim Kefgen and Loren Noveck’s GIRL BLOG FROM IRAQ (The Culture Project). Upcoming: Charles Wuorinen’s song cycle IT HAPPENS LIKE THIS (Tanglewood) and a collaboration between the Foundry Theatre and FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality).

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Megan Smith

(Production Stage Manager) Megan Smith is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard after working on American Fiesta, Mary Rose and The Internationalist last season. Other credits include, Broadway: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Off-Broadway: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Roundabout); Ephemera (SPF); Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC); Last Easter (MCC); Book of Days (Signature); Derelicts and Dreamers and Battle of Angels (Blue Roses Productions); Berkshire Village Idiot. Regional: David Copperfield, Finian's Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse); Moonlight and Magnolias (Alliance); Berkshire Village Idiot (Williamstown); Seven Deadly Sins (Jacob's Pillow). Ms. Smith is also a Founding Member of Blue Roses Productions, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to Tennessee Williams and New American Playwrights. Thanks, as always, to family and friends for their continued inspiration and support. Equity member since 1999.

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Anne Washburn

(Playwright) Plays include Apparition (dir. Linsay Firman; Les Waters), The Communist Dracula Pageant (dir. Steve Cosson), The Ladies (dir. Anne Kauffman), and I Have Loved Strangers (dir. Johanna McKeon). Her plays have been produced by 13P, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Dixon Place, and Naked Angels, and workshopped by Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Soho Rep, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Apparition is published in New Downtown Now (edited by Young Jean Lee and Mac Wellman; University of Minnesota Press). The Internationalist was written in Soho Rep's Writer/Director Lab and first produced off-off Broadway by 13P. She is currently finishing a very close adaptation of Euripides’ Orestes, and working on a commission from Yale Rep. Artistic Associate with the Obie award winning groups 13P, The Civilians, and New Georges, and a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild.

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Annie Parisse and Zak Orth in THE INTERNATIONALIST. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Zak Orth and Annie Parisse in THE INTERNATIONALIST. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Gibson Frazier and Annie Parisse in THE INTERNATIONALIST. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Annie Parisse and Zak Orth in THE INTERNATIONALIST. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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Gibson Frazier, Annie Parisse, and Nina Hellman in THE INTERNATIONALIST. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
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THE INTERNATIONALIST Review Quotes

"HILARIOUS!

A crisp, insightful, ruefully funny joy ride!"

- John Habich, Newsday

"BRAVO!

A wryly articulate thriller-comedy. Fiercely imaginative!"

- David Cote, Time Out NY

"A BEAUTIFUL PLAY!

Romantic comedy, political drama and mystery genres are reimagined from Anne Washburn's unique perspective."

- Mark Blankenship, Variety

"TANTALIZING AND EXCEEDINGLY STYLISH!

An intriguing theatregoing experience that will  spark conversation for hours

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