BNT Welcomes 8 New Associates

As we head into our sixth season, we are elated to officially bring eight friends of Broken Nose into the family as Artistic Associates! Please join us in welcoming them, as well as looking back on our previous collaborations with each artist.

Kim Boler most recently starred as Mabry in the Chicago Premiere of Jennifer Blackmer’s Human Terrain, for which she received a 2017 Jeff Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

This summer, JD Caudill jumped onboard the summer remount of At The Table as Assistant Director. They have also directed Rebecca Kling’s “Tuesday” and Cynthia Hines’s “Exposure” for Bechdel Fests 4 and 5, respectively.

Devon Green designed props for Human Terrain and At The Table, pulling double-duty on the latter’s summer remount as a scenic painter. They say you shouldn’t let a great designer get away, and we don’t intend to.

Besides being our favorite critic in town, Ada Grey was a standout as a foul-mouthed nun and brass-knuckled cop in Bechdel Fest 3’s “Foil.” She has also served as a keen-eyed judge (and performer) in our annual “Lip Sync or Swim” competition for the past two years.

When it comes to past collaborators, Rob Koon has worked with us in the widest variety of ways. He recorded voiceover to play Bridgette’s offstage dad in the World Premiere of Beautiful Broken, wrote “Thrift Shop Roots” for our very first Bechdel Fest, and most recently played Alford in Human Terrain.

RjW Mays holds the distinction of performing in our first three Bechdel Fests, the most of any actress. More recently, she originated the role of Phaedra in the staged reading of Michael Allen Harris’s new play Kingdom.

Adam Soule is one of our oldest and most frequent collaborators, having performed in our inaugural production of My First Time, the staged reading of Stilwater, the Midwest Premiere of From White Plains, and both the initial run and the summer remount of At The Table.

While he’s long been a favorite collaborator outside BNT, Watson Swift was pulled even closer into our orbit with his hilarious and moving performance as Arthur in the staged reading of Kingdom in June 2016, followed by playing 15 one-minute roles in Dictionary Project later that year.

We are so incredibly grateful that these eight have agreed to jump in with both feet and create art with us for the foreseeable future!


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Spenser September 19, 2017 Uncategorized