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(2007) Cleansed

The Immediate Theatre Company
February 8 – March 3, 2007 at The Brick
Category: Play, Off-Off-Broadway
Written by: Thomas Bradshaw
Directed by: José Zayas
Cast: Jerry Zellers, Nikole Williams, Barrett Doss (Lauraul), Derrick Sanders, Joseph Carusone, Zach Lombardo, Frank J. Caiati, Siho Ellsmore (Kim)
Cleansed is a deeply disturbing new play about a black doctor, his white wife and the challenges their mixed daughter faces growing up in a white-bread Indiana town. From being taunted by Skinheads to becoming a Skinhead, the play explores the underbelly of racial identification and the difficulties faced by children of mixed parents. Sometimes the hate you have for yourself overwhelms anything anybody else could ever have for you.

(2007) Canary

Playwrights Horizons
2007
Category: Musical, Workshop
Written by: Molly Rice
Directed by: Rachel Chavkin
Music by: Molly Rice & Ray Rizzo
Cast: Jane Pfitsch, Barrett Doss,...
Canary is a new musical that fuses the traditions of Flatt and Scruggs to Laurie Anderson to Selena to Rush, with a few other stops in between. Set in the heartland of America and seen through the eyes of four lonely teenagers, it traces the generation and regeneration of our country's music. A band might form. A banjo might break. And a young girl will hear an electric guitar for the first time.

Canary is for anyone who ever was or dreamed of being a part of a band, for anyone who remembers listening to Led Zeppelin for the first time, and for anyone wondering what the sound pulsing at the center of our great American mess sounds like.

(2007) Orestes 2.0

March 29 - April 21, 2007 at HERE Arts Center
Category: Play, Off-Off-Broadway
Written by: Charles L. Mee
Directed by: José Zayas
Cast: Julia Arazi, Joseph Carusone, Barrett Doss (Electra), Neil Donahue, Paula Ehrenberg, Robert Fuller, Jessica Kaye , Daniel Manley, Bobby Moreno, David Myers, Hugh Sinclair, Peter Schuyler, Dj Thacker, and Carleigh Welsh
Charles Mee's irreverent, surreal and heartbreaking retelling of the Oresteia wheels brother and sister, Orestes and Electra, through a nightmarish and comic dreamscape of autopsy suites, hospital wards, kangaroo courtrooms and hostage takings as they face the emotional and legal consequences of having murdered their mother, who murdered their father. Mee uses humor and horror to link Orestes and Electra's story to serial killers, political scandal, terrorism and war.

(2007) A Pageant of the 50 States (and more)

Clubbed Thumb
May 30, 2007 at Ohio Theatre
Category: Play
Written by: Scott Adkins, Eliza Anderson, Mallery Avidon, Sherrine Azab, Mark Barton, Sarah Bishop-Stone,...
Directed by: Ali Ayala, Sherrine Azab, Jessica Bauman, Stephen Brackett, Rachel Chavkin,...
Cast: Jeanine Abraham, Ashley Baker, Ethan Baum, Satya Bhabha, Zack Calhoon, Tonya Canada, Henry Caplan, Joseph Carusone, Todd Cerveris, Chris Corporandy, Elliotte Crowell, Noah Diamond, Stephanie DiMaggio, Barrett Doss, Liz Eckert, Courtney Ellis,...
A bizarre, funny and oddly moving anthem of place, space, and identity in America, PAGEANT consists of 59 one-minute playlettes representing every state and territory in the US of A.

(2008) Jamaica

May 31 - June 22, 2008 at Prince Music Theater
Category: Musical
Written by: Harold Arlen & E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
Directed by: Ozzie Jones
Music by: Harold Arlen & E.Y. "Yip" Harburg
Cast: Barrett Doss (Savannah), Julian A. Miller (Koli), Sean Thompson (Joe Nashua), Chanta C. Layton (Ginger), Victor Rodriguez (Cicero), Dan Schiff (British Colonial Governor), Darlene B. Young (Mama Obeah)
A comic fable of a Caribbean girl, Savannah, with a talent for cookery and who longs to escape the confines and drudgery of the island for the modern American high life. When a fast-talking New York businessman arrives to take over the island with plans for big money and fast growth she is swept up in his promises of fame and fortune. However, the island's conjuror, Mama Obeah, weaves her spell and in the swirl of magic, music and calypso, true love is discovered where least expected.

(2011) Burning

The New Group
October 26 - December 17, 2011 at Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row
Category: Play, Off-Broadway
Written by: Thomas Bradshaw
Directed by: Scott Elliott
Cast: Jeff Biehl (Paul, Heinz, Priest, Funeral Director), Reyna de Courcy (Katrin), Barrett Doss (Gretchen), Hunter Foster (Older Chris), Andrew Garman (Jack), Drew Hildebrand (Michael), Evan Johnson (Chris),...
Burning weaves several stories from different time periods together. In one, a homeless, troubled teenager comes to New York in the 1980s to become an actor and is taken in by two gay men. In another, a contemporary black painter who hides his race goes to Germany for a show only to find that the gallery owner has misinterpreted his work. A gallery employee, in turn, has his own tragic family story to deal with, and these stories of self-invention and self-discovery connect in unexpected ways.

(2012) An Octoroon

Soho Rep Theatre
April 27 – 28, 2012 at New Ohio Theatre
Category: Play, Workshop
Written by: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by: Mark Ravenhill
Cast: Michelle Beck (Zoe), William Jackson Harper (George, M'Closky, Scudder, BJJ), Lisa Joyce (Dora), Nick Choksi (Pete, Paul, Assistant), Jocelyn Bioh (Minnie), Saycon Sengbloh (Dido), John Patrick Doherty (Wahnotee, Lafouche, Playwright), Barrett Doss (Grace)
Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful octoroon. But the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans—for both Terrebonne and Zoe.

(2013) The Real Thing

May 22 - July 7, 2013 at The Studio Theatre
Category: Play
Written by: Tom Stoppard
Directed by David Muse
Cast: Teagle F. Bougere (Henry), Annie Purcell (Annie), Caroline Bootle Pendergast (Charlotte), Barrett Doss (Debbie), Dan Domingues (Max), Enrico Nassi (Billy), Tim Getman (Brodie)
Henry is a celebrated playwright, his wife is an actress, and his latest play is a Coward-esque take on relationships and adultery. But as the intricate web of off-stage infidelities unfolds, relationships prove much more demanding than a droll retort. A distinguished play about the complexities of commitment, the power of great writing, and the mysterious ways of love from one of the world’s most celebrated playwrights.

(2013) The World Is Round Is Round Is Round

August 30 - September 1, 2013 at The Mill
Category: Play
Written by: Gertrude Stein
Directed by: Karin Coonrod
Music by: Gina Lishman
Cast: Dietrice Bolden (Rose 1), Monique Barbee (Rose 2), Julienne Hanzelka Kim (Rose 3), Barrett Doss (Rose 4), April Sweeney (Rose 5)
The World Is Round Is Round Is Round brings into tension the idea of identity with an unceasingly whirling world and questions how and what do we see... what and how do we hear. The story's community includes nine-year-old Rose, her cousin Willie and the various animals - wild and domesticated - that surround them . It is journey play in which Rose battles the darkness and climbs the mountain into new awareness and is full of Stein's wit , imagination and a touch of her unmistakable anarchy. It is played by a company of five women (all Rose at one time or another) and one musician.

(2014) Good People

Northern Stage
March 5 - March 23, 2014 at Briggs Opera House
Category: Play
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by: Carol Dunne
Cast: Catherine Doherty (Margie), Dorothy Stanley (Dottie), Charis Leos (Jean), Christian Kohn (Mike), Barrett Doss (Kate)
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out.

(2014) You Can’t Take It With You

August 26, 2014 - February 22, 2015 at Longacre Theatre
Category: Play, Broadway
Written by: Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Directed by: Scott Ellis
Cast: James Earl Jones (Martin Vanderhof), Rose Byrne (Alice Sycamore), Anna Chlumsky (Alice Sycamore), Elizabeth Ashley (Grand Duchess Olga Katrina), Annaleigh Ashford (Essie Carmichael), Johanna Day (Mrs. Kirby), Julie Halston (Gay Wellington), Barrett Doss (understudy: Alice Sycamore, Essie Carmichael, Rheba)
Grandpa Vanderhof and his wacky family, the Sycamores, have been happily living their zany lives in his house by Columbia University in New York for many years. This family (and their friends) are a madcap group of eccentrics, marching to the beat of their own drum, with pride and joy. Their hobbies include collecting snakes, building fireworks in the basement, writing a myriad of plays that never get published, and taking ballet lessons. Things like stress, jobs, and paying taxes to the government are for other people, not for them! But when practical young Alice Sycamore becomes engaged to her company’s Vice President Tony Kirby, the Vanderhof/Sycamore clan must straighten up to meet the new in-laws. Disaster ensues when the Kirbys arrive at the wrong time and, despite the best laid plans, see Alice’s family in all of its crazy glory. The evening ends with everyone in the house getting arrested, and Alice ending the engagement. It isn’t until Grandpa’s wise speech to Mr. Kirby about the importance of living life to the fullest that the two families find a way to accept each other, and love conquers all.

(2015) The Comedy of Errors

The Old Globe
August 16 - September 20, 2015 at Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
Category: Play
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Scott Ellis
Cast: Glenn Howerton ( Antipholus of Ephesus, Antipholus of Syracuse), Megan Dodds (Adriana), Barrett Doss (Luciana), Austin Durant ( Duke Solinus, Dr. Pinch), Patrick Kerr (Egeon), Lindsay Brill (Nell), Lowell Byers (Angelo)
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholous), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them ito a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have the chief ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholous is given gold in the street and invited to dinner by a woman who thinks she's his wife; the other is barred from his own house and rebuffed by his jeweller. Caught in between, the Dromios are soundly beaten for disobeying each other's orders.

(2016) Bone Hill

January 13 - January 16, 2016 at Joe's Pub
Category: Musical, Concert
Written by: Martha Redbone, Aaron Whitby, Roberta Uno
Directed by: Roberta Uno
Music by Martha Redbone & Aaron Whitby
Cast: Martha Redbone (Easter, Red), Soni Moreno (Liza), Jason Charles Walker (Billy Bone), Barrett Doss (Janice), Jonathan David (Junior), Jessie Shelton (Sweetcake), Charles Burnham (Tibby),...
Spanning the lives and stories of four generations of women in a Cherokee family Redbone travels back in time to her own childhood and beyond into the memories and tales of her ancestors. It is a story about the family’s connection to the land – the simplicity and sacredness of that connection and the ruptures that threaten to extinguish it. The journey brings to light an important piece of American history that has remained untold.

(2017) Groundhog Day

March 16 - September 17, 2017 at August Wilson Theatre
Category: Musical, Broadway
Written by: Danny Rubin
Directed by: Matthew Warchus
Music by: Tim Minchin
Cast: Andy Karl (Phil Connors), Barrett Doss (Rita Hanson), Vishal Vaidya (Larry), John Sanders (Ned Ryerson), Rebecca Faulkenberry (Nancy Taylor), Heather Ayers (Mrs. Lancaster), Gerard Canonico (Freddie),...
In the role that won him the 2017 Olivier, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Award for Best Actor, Andy Karl plays Phil Connors—a disgruntled big-city weatherman mysteriously stuck in small-town America reliving the same day over and over and over again—with no consequences, no regrets, no tomorrows, and no hangovers. But once he starts getting to know associate TV producer Rita Hanson, he discovers it's a day of second, third and fourth chances.

Based on the iconic film, Groundhog Day is the new Broadway hit that Entertainment Weekly calls, "a wonderfully inventive show, with dazzling energy, creativity, wit, and heart." And NY1 says, "This is a Groundhog Day to celebrate! With Danny Rubin's wryly humorous book, Matthew Warchus' inventive direction, and Tim Minchin's clever songs, the forecast for this Groundhog Day looks pretty bright!"