Paul Downs Colaizzo and Will Cantler discuss Colaizzo's play, REALLY REALLY with Special Guests Evan Jonigkeit and Zosia Mamet
Start: 6:00 pm
Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 6 p.m. Paul Downs Colaizzo and Will Cantler discuss Colaizzo's play, REALLY REALLY, with special guests Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit. SAVE YOUR RECEIPT! Customers who purchase REALLY REALLY at the Drama Book Shop enjoy priority seating at this event! Book signing to follow. Reading with Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit (original cast members), Q and A with Paul Downs Colaizzo, playwright, and Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Director of MCC Theater. Paul Downs Colaizzo is a playwright who lives in New York and Los Angeles. Really Really is his first play. "Making his New York debut the 27-year-old Mr. Colaizzo already posses an assured appreciation of the addictive power of ambiguity, which he manipulates with a bait-and-switch mastery that never lets up." – Ben Brantley, The New York Times "This may be the first time you're hearing of Paul Downs Colaizzo, but on the evidence of his crackling new play, Really Really, the name bears committing to memory." – Peter Marks, The Washington Post The first-ever publication of the script of Really Really with a preface by Paul Downs Colaizzo. PAUL DOWNS COLAIZZO'S (Playwright) play Really Really was produced at the Tony Award Winning, DC-area Signature Theatre as part of their 2011-2012 season. Really Really is the first play in Colaizzo’s “Want, Give, Get” trilogy. His other plays include Little Gives, The Thing About Getting, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, and For Tomorrow, Please Prepare. In 2008, he was Associate Producer, Creative Consultant, and Editor for the Broadway web series Cubby Bernstein: Tony Campaign Manager, in which he also appeared as Cubby’s assistant, Dyllun von Ritter. Colaizzo has been published in Entertainment Weekly. He holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Playwrights Horizons, Experimental Theatre Wing, International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam). MCC’s production of Really Really marked Colaizzo’s New York playwriting debut. EVAN JONIGKEIT made his Broadway debut in High opposite Kathleen Turner. He has been seen in many theatres Off Broadway and regionally, in: Harrison, TX(Primary Stages) Title role in Romeo and Juliet, The History Boys (Arden Theatre Company);Never the Sinner, The Misanthrope (Mauckingbird Theatre Company); A Streetcar Named Desire, Natural History (Walnut Street Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep Theatre); world premiere of Pay Up (Pig Iron Theatre Company) to name a few. He has been nominated by a number of award organizations including the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Irne Awards, Barrymore Awards and also won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Debut as well as the Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Featured Actor. Film and television: “As the World Turns”, Fox Television’s “Greatest Sport Stories” and numerous commercials and independent films. He is a graduate of Temple University. ZOSIA MAMET In film Mamet’s credits includes the Academy Award nominated film, The Kids Are All Right, as well as Cooler, Rhymes with Banana, among others. On the small screen, the Emmy nominated drama “Girls”, “Mad Men,” “Parenthood,” and “United States of Tara.” On stage, Mamet starred in Jez Butterworth’s The Naked Eye at The Atlantic. She performed and scribed pieces for 24 Hr. Plays and Glamour magazine’s “These Girls” at Joe’s Pub. Really Really is Mamet’s first long-form play.