The War Boys
Final 2 Weeks!
Running through April 16, 2017
Access Theater, 380 Broadway, NYC
A Searing Psychological Drama
By Acclaimed Playwright Naomi Wallace
Directed by James Will McBride
“A violent and often beautifully written story about three young Texan
men who have hired themselves out to catch ‘wetbacks’” – Chicago Reader
“The War Boys, a vital three hander about the informal policing of the Mexican
border in Texas by racially screwed-up, sadistic vigilantes.” – Time Out London
“Naomi Wallace is a young American writer whose first play, The War Boys,
was an authoritative appropriation of male experience.” – The Observer Review
The War Boys
by Naomi Wallace
Directed by James Will McBride
April 2-April 16
(various show times)
Running Time: 75 Minutes
380 Broadway between White & Walker Streets
4th Floor (no wheelchair accessibility)
Trains: N,R,Q,W to Canal Street
Tickets: $25 cash at Box Office or
An OBIE-winning and MacArthur Fellow, Wallace’s scorching drama has been acclaimed from Chicago to London and was adapted into a 2009 film. The War Boys is directed by James Will McBride and produced by Joshua Morgan. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting thewarboysnyc.com. The running time is 75 minutes.
The War Boys follows three young vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong. Written in 1993, The War Boys is more timely than ever given the current political climate. This adults-only production contains coarse language and psycho-sexual scenes but is reflective of how young American men behave in a culture that prizes aggression and violence.
Wyatt Joseph Fenner, Sea McHale and Gabriel Sloyer are the three actors who portray the young men in The War Boys.
The playing schedule for The War Boys is as follows:
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM
March 31 -April 16, Final 2 Weeks!
Please visit www.thewarboysnyc.com
Youtube clip :https://www.youtube.
Twitter & Instagram: @TheWarBoysNYC
WYATT JOSEPH FENNER – NY Debut. Recent Regional Theatre: Michael Kahn’s production of Cloud 9 (Studio Theatre), Darko Tresnjak’s production of Romeo and Juliet (Hartford Stage), Moisés Kaufman’s production of Bent (Mark Taper Forum), as well as the West Coast Premiers of Dog Sees God, The Whale, Next Fall, Rest, and Slipping. Television: Bones, Veronica Mars. Follow along for the fun @wyattfenner
SEA McHALE – Off-Broadway and regional credits: Oliver! (Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center), Mercury Fur (The New Group), Off-off Broadway: Pink Knees on Pale Skin, Animals and Plants (The Amoralists) Rough. In. Proof. (BRASS) The Shape of Things (Ladywork) TV: The Blacklist, Mysteries of Laura, Blue Bloods, Jon Glaser Loves Gear Film: Darren, Cigarette Soup, The Automatic Hate, Addiction, Contents Under Pressure and the upcoming film, The Fish. Check out seamchale.com for more info
GABRIEL SLOYER – Broadway: The Assembled Parties (Manhattan Theatre Club). Off-Broadway and regional credits include Pinkolandia! (INTAR, Two River Theater), Bubble Boy the Musical (American Theater Group), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre) and a national tour of the one-man show Los Valientes. TV: Power, Narcos, Limitless, The Blacklist and Jessica Jones. Film: Brawl in Cell Block 99, Breaking Brooklyn, Stealing Chanel and Straight Outta’ Tompkins. Games: Grand Theft Auto V. Find out more at: www.gabrielsloyer.com.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION
NAOMI WALLACE (Playwright) is from Kentucky. Her plays—which have been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and the Middle East — include IN THE HEART OF AMERICA, SLAUGHTER CITY, ONE FLEA SPARE, THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK, THINGS OF DRY HOURS, THE FEVER CHART:THREE VISIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST, AND I AND SILENCE, THE HARD WEATHER BOATING PARTY ,THE LIQUID PLAIN. Her stage adaptation of William Wharton’s novel BIRDY was produced on the West End in London. In 2009, ONE FLEA SPARE was incorporated in the permanent repertoire of the French National Theater, the Comédie-Francaise. Only two American playwrights have been added to La Comédie’s repertoire in 300 years.
Film: Lawn Dogs, The War Boys, Flying Blind (co-written with Bruce McLeod).
Awards: Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Joseph Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, Obie Award, and the 2012 Horton Foote Award for most promising new American play. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts development grant. In 2013, Wallace received the inaugural Windham Campbell prize for drama and in 2015, an Arts and Letters Award in Literature.
JAMES WILL McBRIDE (Director) is a theatrical producer and director based in NYC. His directing credits include: A House of Glass, The Invincibles (formerly: Super hero Celebrity Rehab), Tauris and The Little Ghost. He’s directed Naomi Wallace’s The Retreating World in two different productions, one at Loyola University New Orleans and another as part of the New Orleans Peace Week. James has conceived and produced concerts and cabaret at Feinstein’s/54Below in New York City as well as venues in Houston, New Orleans, and Hartford. He served as resident assistant director at the Tony Award Winning Hartford Stage for two seasons and is a former Directing Candidate in The American Theatre Wing’s Springboard NYC program. He’s assisted directors including Darko Tresnjak, Kent Thompson, Mark Lamos, Michael Wilson, and Giovanna Sardelli. As a dramaturg, he’s advised playwrights including John Cariani and Mark Gerrard. For more visit JamesWillMcBride.com.
JOSHUA MORGAN (Producer) Directing credits include the area premieres of In Love and Warcraft, Medea’sGot Some Issues, Touch by Toni Press-Coffman, Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker, The Last Five Years and Hedwig and the Angry Inch to name a few. Most recently he received a Helen Hayes nomination for his work on Madhuri Shekar’s In Love and Warcraft in Washington, DC. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Helen Hayes Award winning theatre company, No Rules Theatre Company, in Washington, DC and Winston-Salem, NC making it the first ever dual city theatre company. During his 6 years with NRTC, he produced and often directed several award winning premieres and created outreach programs for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and those that theatre is often unattainable. A diversely gifted artist, Joshua has directed and produced special events, large scale interactive musicals and awards hows but loves working with small casts o nintimate plays. Separate from his theatre work, Joshua helped to create and co-direct the first ever children’s web series and a series on the making of the original production of the Broadway musical Oklahoma! He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
EVAN BERNARDIN (General Manager) has worked with the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS (BCEFA), Fringe (NY & LA), The Workshop Theatre Company, The Broadway Youth Ensemble (BYE), and The Make A Wish Foundation; his collaborative projects include performances at Lincoln Center, The United Nations, The Harvard Club, Georgetown’s Gaston Hall, The Culture Project, The Ohio Theatre, 54 Below, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has had the opportunity to speak about producing, non traditional development models, and immersive theatre at New York University, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU), and his alma mater, Marymount Manhattan College. www.evanbernardinproductions.com
JASON STYRES (Casting Director) casts such shows as the Tony Award winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Broadway & National Tour), Dames at Sea (Broadway), The Lion King (Broadway & National Tour), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (National Tour), Trip of Love (Off-Broadway), and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway), and over 15 different productions for the prestigious New York City Center Encores! Series. Other credits include Hartford Stage, New York Philharmonic, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), San Francisco Symphony, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), TUTS Underground, North Shore Music Theatre, and various other theatres. He also cast for the three-time Emmy nominated production of Carousel (NY Philharmonic/PBS), the smash hit television show So You Think You Can Dance, and the highly praised HBO documentary Six by Sondheim.
Judy Blazer (Co-Producer) is a celebrated and universally respected actor, singer, teacher, and voice coach. With a wealth of experience behind her on Broadway, off-Broadway, on television ,in the recording studio and in regional theaters and concert halls around the world, she has forged a reputation as the professional’s professional. Asaco-founder and Artistic Director of the Artist’s Crossing Theatre Company and School in New York – as well as through her private voice studio – she has mentored scores of young singers and actors making their way into the world of professional theater and performance. She has taught master classes in universities and conservatories on both sides of the Atlantic and is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, the Manhattan School of Music (MSM).
The Artists Crossing (Co-Producer) Founded in 2004 by Judith Blazer, Joseph Bates and Landon Scott Heimbach, The Artists Crossing is dedicated to promoting, cultivating and fostering young talent by bringing together a diverse group of seasoned artists to mentor and guide them through workshops, the creation of new works and productions of existing repertoire.