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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

Alongside I Will Look Forward to This Later, we're curating a post-show conversation series of inter-generational dialogue on the topics of sustaining a life and career in the arts world featuring artists from a multitude of disciplines.

Discussions will run for approximately 30 minutes and take place immediately following performances of I Will Look Forward to This Later.
 

Jeffrey M. Jones is a playwright and essayist whose works include 70 Scenes of Halloween, Nightcoil, Der Inka Von Peru, a series of Crazyplays, J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation and A Letter from Omburman. He has been manager of The Wooster Group, Richard Foreman and John Jesurun. He is currently co-curator of the OBIE-winning Little Theatre series at Dixon Place. 

Kate Benson is a writer and actor. Her plays include I Will Look Forward to This Later, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes (Obie winner), [PORTO], Lee Miller, and Super Magic Wild Forest. She is a member of the Usual Suspects at NYTW and was in the 2014-15 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. She is a graduate of the Brooklyn College MFA Playwriting program.

Ben Beckley is a member of The Assembly and has performed in and co-created five productions with the company. He recently appeared in Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company), and the first national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher. He has developed work with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Robert Wilson. More at www.benbeckley.com.

Joel Perlman is an acclaimed sculptor whose works are represented in the permanent collections of America’s top museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Perlman has been an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City since 1973.

www.joelperlman.com

Vinie Burrows made her Broadway debut with Helen Hayes and Ossie Davis. Six shows followed in rapid succession. Frustrated by the available roles for persons of color, Vinie created and produced her first solo show Walk Together Children. “A living legend,” the veteran actor has performed over 6000 times on four continents with eight different solo productions.

May Treuhaft-Ali is a junior at Wesleyan University, where she studies playwriting and directing. She was The Assembly’s literary intern in the summer of 2015. Her plays have been produced through the Young Playwrights Inc. National Conference, the Blank Theatre Company Young Playwrights Festival, and the Planet Connections Theater Festivity.

Cindy Rosenthal is a professor of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University. She has contributed essays to The New York Times, Theatre Survey, Women and Performance and TDR, including an essay memorializing Judith Malina, "And After Love" (Fall 2015). 

The Living Theatre was founded in 1947 by Judith Malina and Julian Beck as an imaginative alternative to the commercial theater. The Living Theatre has staged nearly a productions performed in eight languages in 28 countries– a unique body of work that has influenced theater the world over.

Reed Birney has appeared on Broadway in Gemini, Picnic, Casa Valentina and The Humans and Off-Broadway in I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic Theater Company), You Got Older (HERE), Uncle Vanya (Soho Rep),  Circle Mirror Transformation (Playwrights Horizons), Blasted (Soho Rep), and Stuff Happens (Public). He has received three OBIEs and two Drama Desk Awards. He is Donald Blythe on the Netflix series, “House of Cards."

Ben Beckley is a member of The Assembly and has performed in and co-created five productions with the company. He recently appeared in Dying For It (Atlantic Theater Company), and the first national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher. He has developed work with Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Robert Wilson. More at www.benbeckley.com.

Daniel Maidman is a painter whose imagery occupies a spectrum from high rendering to almost total abstraction. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Long Beach Museum of Art. www.danielmaidman.com

Emily Louise Perkins is a member of The Assembly with whom she has co-written and performed in I Will Look Forward to This Later, That Poor Dream, and HOME/SICK. As an actor, she has performed with New Georges, The Playwrights Realm, The O'Neill, The Public’s Joe’s Pub, The Lark, The Women’s Project, Ars Nova, and SoHo Rep.