THE WAR ON TERROR IS JUST ANOTHER GAME
THE WASHINGTON ROGUES RETURN WITH JENNIFER LANE’S PROVOCATIVE AND TIMELY
AGENTS OF AZEROTH
January 20th - February 14, 2016 at the Flashpoint Mead Theater Lab!
916 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Your privacy just got pwn3d. As part of his massive leaks of classified material, Edward Snowden revealed that NSA and CIA agents were spending large amounts of time and resources investigating the World of Warcraft. Playwright Jennifer Lane and the Washington Rogues ask, “What’s up with that?!?”
In 2013, two NSA Agents (Megan Behm and J. Shawn Durham) toil away in obscurity, searching diligently for terrorists threats among millions of trolls, elves and orcs. It’s a pretty sweet gig, until the brass start expecting results. Meanwhile, brilliant teenage gamer and hacker Lucy (Dillon Greenberg) takes it upon herself to watch the watchmen, hatching a scheme to reveal the extent of the government’s infiltration of her beloved Azeroth. She takes it upon herself to recruit a fellow gamer and college professor (Grant Cloyd) with a mysterious secret. But is Lucy in control or is she being manipulated too? It’s Spy vs. Spy and Human vs Orc in this innovative and timely new play from the writer of Harlowe.
Agents of Azeroth examines topics like the encroaching surveillance state, and the mercurial nature of identity in the electronic age. It is also super, super geeky.
About the playwright:
Jennifer Lane is a California-based writer and teaching artist. Her plays include Harlowe, September & Her Sisters, The Seer & The Witch, and The Burning Brand. Her work has been produced at or developed by The Gulfshore Playhouse, 3LD Art & Technology Center, the The Actors Theater of Charlotte, The Culture Projects, The New Ohio Theater, The Inkwell Theater, among others. The Washington Rogues previously produced a reading of her The Would Be Room at Bloombars. She is a co-founding member of the Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Works Studio, and an alum of the terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Jenny is a teaching artist with UD San Diego Extension, San Diego Writers, Ink, and the Playwrights Project. BA: Sarah Lawrence College. MFA: Columbia University. For more information, please visit http://jennifer-lane.net
About The Cast:
Megan Behm (Abracadaver) is returning to the Washington Rogues after directing The Campsite Rule and fight directing for and acting in In The Forest, She Grew Fangs. Other previous acting credits include Living Out (GALA Hispanic Theatre); A Man for All Seasons (NextStop Theatre); As You Like It (HalfMad Theatre); Twelfth Night (Maryland Shakespeare Festival); Out of Sync (Doorway Arts Ensemble); Miss Electricity (Studio 3 Theatre). Megan has also worked at Olney Theatre Center, the Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Forum Theatre, 1st Stage, the Source Festival, Young Playwright's Theater, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Lean & Hungry Theater, Brave Spirits Theatre, the Inkwell, the American Shakespeare Center, and InterAct Story Theatre. http://www.megan-behm.com/
Emily Crockett (Barbara) recently made her Washington Rogues debut in the Kennedy Center Page to Stage reading of Young Romantics. Recent DC stage credits include i-Lust for G-Love (City Lights Productions) at the Capital Fringe Festival, The Socky Horror Puppet Show and Into the Woods (Nu Sass Productions), and 8: The Play (8 for 6). Opera credits include the title role in Carmen (Bel Cantanti Opera), Eugene Onegin (Bel Cantanti), Die Zauberfloete (Opera del West) and Cendrillon (MetroWest Opera). Emily is also a company member of Opera on Tap
and co-lead singer of local rock band Notaries Public.
J. Shawn Durham: (Albondigas) makes his Washington Rogues debut with Agents of Azeroth. Somewhat a newcomer to the stage, he starred in his one-man show, Four Broke Guys: Live! (JSD, Ink) and played four different characters before sold-out crowds in last summer’s DC Black Theatre Festival. He also performed in a number of short films including playing iconic character Harvey Dent in the fan-fiction film Batman: Knightfall. He has also appeared in the shorts Coming Home, Saved ‘N Single and the upcoming short film Occultation, which he wrote. He is also a novelist, penning the comedy/drama The Broke Brothers’ Revolution (which Four Broke Guys: Live! is loosely based), and a playwright as his turn-of-the-century drama The Missionaries will be published this spring. Shawn is a native of Macon, Georgia and an alum of the University of Georgia.
Dillon Greenberg (Lucy) last appeared with the Washington Rogues in The Young Romantics at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival. Recent credits include Las Polacas (GALA Theatre), King Lear and Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), La Perdida and 12 Angry Men (Catholic University). Dillion just received her degree in Musical Theatre from Catholic University. She also trained at the London Dramatic Academy. www.dillongreenbergactor.com
Grant Cloyd is a company member of the Washington Rogues, previously seen in Busted Jesus Comix. Recent DC credits include Blue (Imagination Stage), Belleville (Studio Theater, u/s), Arden of Faversham (Brave Spirits Theater), The Bleeding Heart Show (Flying V), and Klecksography: Haunting Monsters (Rorschach Theatre). He has performed internationally as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and with numerous local compaines including Rep Stage, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, 1st Stage, Spooky Action Theater, and Venus Theater. In addition, he perfoms to solo touring productions in conjunction with the Jewish Museum of Maryland. Grant attended SMCM for undergrad and reviewed his MFA in Acting from Catholic University in 2015.
About the Director:
Ryan S. Taylor is Artistic Director of The Washington Rogues. For the Rogues he has previously directed In The Forest, She Grew Fangs, Eight, Mitzi’s Abortion, The Teacher’s Lounge and Busted Jesus Comix. Other credits include Arena Stage, The Source Festival, Capital Fringe, The DC Queer Theater Festival, and Rorschach Theater, among others. Ryan is a 2015-2016 DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellow. He received his Bachelor’s at Guilford College.
AGENTS OF AZEROTH
By Jennifer Lane
Directed by Ryan S. Taylor
Cast: Megan Behm* (Abracadaver), Grant Cloyd* (Shamwow), Emily Crockett (Barbara),
J. Shawn Durham (Albondigas), Dillon Greenberg (Scout)
Set and Projection Design: Patrick Lord
Lighting Design: Martha Mountain
Costume Design: Jesse Shipley
Sound Design: Kevin O’Connell
Dates: January 20th - February 14th
Pay What You Can previews: January 20-22
General admission: $20.00. Student and Military ID: $15.00
* - Washington Rogues company member.
Agents of Azeroth is presented as part of CulturalDC's Flashpoint 2016 Mead Theater Lab Season!
The Mead Theatre Lab Program at Flashpoint, a CulturalDC project, is generously sponsored by the late Jaylee Mead. Additional support is provided by The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, the Mary & Daniel Loughran Foundation, The Graham Holding Company and The Weissberg Foundation.