Nick & Zoe


Nick & Zoe

3:28 am. Mid August in West Harlem. One of those summer nights that feels like the oxygen is being burnt out of the air. Nick lies on the floor, wearing only a pair of dirty white socks. Zoe, lit by the light of the refrigerator, huddles against the doorway of Nick's kitchen in the dark. Both of their lives have been irrevocably changed. We start at the end and work back.


Show Block B - Thu 8/31 9pm, Sun 9/3 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, Sat 9/9 7pm

Written by Daniel Talbott

Directed by Shira-Lee Shalit, Assistant Directed by Steve McMahon, Stage Manager: Vanna Richardson, Lighting Design: Kia Rogers, Fight/Movement Director: David Anzuelo, Set Design: Raul Abrego, Costume Design: Tristan Raines, Sound Design: Daniel Melnick. Starring: Erica Pappas, Will Pullen*, and Declan Maloney Drummond.

(*Appearance Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association)


Daniel Talbott is currently a writer for the Weinstein Company and Spike TV on The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella, and in development with Jim Parsons’ company That’s Wonderful Productions for a feature film, Yosemite. His plays include Slipping (Rattlestick, The Side Project), Yosemite (Rattlestick), Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick/piece by piece, Encore), What Happened When (Rattlestick, Your Name Here, Rising Phoenix Rep and HERE), Someone Brought Me (Quince Productions), Mike and Seth (The Side Project), Extraordinary Things (RPR), and Gray (Your Name Here). He is a graduate of Juilliard and a proud member of Lesser America, serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of Echo Theater Company, and is a member of the Actors Studio.


Erica Pappas (Zoe)

Second collaboration with Daniel Talbott, following Charlotte Miller’s Ugly Little Sister (Lee Strasberg Institute). Most recently played May in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love at the Lee Strasberg Institute, which participated in the ITSelf Theatre Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Other roles include Christina in Shatter and Mary Warren in The Crucible. A graduate of NYU Tisch through the Strasberg studio.

Will Pullen (Nick)*

Will recently wrapped the Pulitzer-prize winning production of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat for director Kate Whoriskey in his Broadway debut. Last summer he starred in the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s productions of Tennessee Williams’ Rose Tattoo, opposite Maria Tomei and Christopher Abbott and Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter, opposite Kate Walsh. He was most recently seen recurring in FX’s spy drama, The Americans, opposite Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys and can be seen in the Andrew Neel film, Goat, which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Last year, Will appeared in The Good Wife, Elementary and filmed Jenji Kohan’s HBO pilot Devil You Know, directed by Gus Van Sant. Will is a recent graduate of Syracuse University’s theater department and quickly booked five back-to- back theatrical productions in New York: Scarcity at the Rattlestick; Marie Antoinette at Soho Rep; Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra at Playwrights Horizons; The Wayside Motor Inn at Signature Theatre Company; and Punk Rock at MCC. Will was nominated for the prestigious Clive Barnes Award, honoring the most promising young actors, for his work in The Wayside Motor Inn, and was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Punk Rock.

Declan Maloney Drummond (Understudy for Nick)

Declan has acted in Burying Your Brother In The Pavement (National Theatre Youth Connections) and Off-Off Broadway production of Ashes To Ashes (Invisible Girl Theatre Co.). He is also the Editor-In- Chief of The Dionysian literary magazine.

(*indicates members of AEA)


Shira-Lee Shalit (Director)

Shira-Lee Shalit is an award-winning director of stage and film who has directed at LAByrinth Theatre Co, EST, Cherry Lane, The Actors Studio, NY Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, TBG Theatre, Nylon Fusion, NYMadness, The Lark etc. Chosen by Steven Spielberg out of 12,000 directors for Fox TV's "On The Lot”, her film Full Cycle was a Finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Associate Artistic Director - Barefoot Theatre Company, member Rising Phoenix Rep, Actors Studio PDU, NYWomen in Film & TV.  Faculty - Columbia University & NYU.

Steve McMahon (Assistant Director)

Steve McMahon is a Scottish actor and playwright based in Brooklyn. His play sad indie love Song is also being performed at Fridge Fest, produced by The Dionysian, an international playwriting magazine he co-founded in 2016. “Thanks to Daniel and Shira-Lee for the opportunity”

Kia Rogers (Lighting Designer)

Her work has been seen at BAM Fisher, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Gym at Judson, The SoHo Playhouse, Theatre at St. Clement’s, Danspace, St. Luke’s and the 4th Street Theatre. Regional: Thieves by Charlotte Miller in LA. Selkie by Sarah Shaefer in San Francisco. International credits: Associate Lighting Designer for Slutforart/98.6 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Muna Tseng. Tours: The God Box Project with Mary Lou Quinlan, Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Awards: Outstanding Lighting Design for Jane The Plain with the NYITA, 2014 and nominated in 2016 for Rizing. Kia has been a creative partner with Flux Theatre Ensemble based in New York City since 2010.

David Anzuelo (Fight/Movement Director)

David has worked on several Daniel Talbott plays including: Yosemite; Gray; America, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Kuwait and What Happened When. Broadway credits: Tuck Everlasting (Broadhurst); An American In Paris (Palace); Disgraced (Lyceum). National Tour: An American In Paris. London: Buried Child. Other theaters: Disgraced (Goodman; Berkeley Rep; Seattle Rep); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Public Theater). David is a member of Rising Phoenix Rep.

Raul Abrego (Set Designer)

Raul Abrego has designed for the Juilliard Opera Center, The Spoleto Opera Festival in Italy and the Manhattan School of Music. Noted Projects: Cosi Fan Tutte for Queens College directed by Rod Gomez, Fidelis by Christina Gorman, directed by Leah Gardiner, for The Public Theater’s Studio. Insurgents by Lucy Thurber, directed by Jackson Gay for Labyrinth Theater Company, AZAK written and directed by Daniel Talbott, Underneathmybed by Florencia Lozano directed by Pedro Pascal.

Vanna Richardson (Stage Manager)

Vanna recently she worked with The Movement Theatre Company on And She Would Stand Like This. Additional favorite credits include stage managing the world premiere of Quit the Road Jack, two staged readings of a musical influenced by P!nk’s music catalogue. She has also been working with Astoria Performing Arts Center since November 2015 as a part of their stage management team. There she assisted on the world premiere of Cheryl Davis’s Carefully Taught and Christina Quintana’s Evensong among several other shows. She is incredibly grateful to Shira-Lee for bringing onto this project and delighted to be working with this talented cast and crew. Please see her other work

Tristan Raines (Costume Design)

SELECT OFF BROADWAY/NEW YORK: NYPops Christmas Concert, Would You Still Love Me If, Soul Doctor, They Promised Her The Moon, Stalking the Bogeyman, The Internationals, A Real about, Bare, Tribes, Men are From Mars/Women from Venus(Off Broadway and Tour), Murder in the First, Falling, AZAK, A Fable, The Bilbao Effect, Yosemite, Scarcity. REGIONAL: Tribes(CTG-LA/ La Jolla Playhouse), Jesus Christ Superstar(The Muny), Coriolanus(New Jersey Shakespeare), Blue Sky Boys(Capital Repatory).

Daniel Melnick (Sound design)

Daniel is a director, composer, and multidisciplinary designer. Recent credits include The Siblings Play (The Cherry Lane Theatre), Street Children (Vertigo Theatre/The New Ohio), Agnes (Rattlestick), Invincible Ones (Signature Theatre), Ugly Little Sister (Lee Strasberg Studio), First Born (The Actors Studio), F* It Club Spring Fling ‘16 (IRT), The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer (The Connolly Theater), Now That We're Men (Dixon Place), SLUT (Gym@Judson and National Tour), and Singles in Agriculture (The Brick).


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WILL JENNINGS (Tech Director) is a production manager and tech director working in New York.  Recent productions include Butterfly (Heartbeat Opera), Carmen (Heartbeat Opera), Hunger Artist (The Tank), Streepshow (The Tank), and Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company).  Will is the Managing Director of Critical Point Theatre and the Assistant Technical Director at Columbia.