SCREENPLAY BY STALIN-Two hack screenwriters — under orders from Stalin — try to write a film script filled with misinformation and outright lies, knowing that failure to do so will earn them a one way ticket to a Siberian gulag. To make matters worse, Stalin starts giving them notes and even rewrites their dialogue. A ridiculous comedy based on a fact.
TOM FONTANA is currently producing Monsieur Spade a one-hour drama series he developed with Frank Oz, starring Clive Owen. Fontana has written and produced such groundbreaking television series as St.Elsewhere, Homicide: Life On The Street, Oz, and Netflix's Borgia, and has received three Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, three Writers' Guild Awards, four Television Critics Association Awards, the Cable Ace Award, the Humanitas Prize, an Edgar Award, and the first prize at the Cinéma Tout Ecran Festival in Switzerland.
ALFRED MOLINA is best-known to Broadway audiences for his Tony-nominated portrayal of Jackson Pollack in Red. Molina was recently seen reprising his role as ‘Dr. Otto Octavius’ in Spiderman: No WayHome. Other films include Chocolat, The Da Vinci Code and An Education. He has multiple Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and BAFTA nominations.
TONY SHALHOUB is best known to Television audiences for his Emmy Award winning roles in Monk and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He most recently won a Tony for his role in The Band's Visit on Broadway. His film work includes Barton Fink,The Big Night, and Men in Black.
PETER GERETY's film credits include Get the Gringo, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Public Enemies, Flight ,The Changeling,Leatherheads, Charlie Wilson’s War, and Inside Man. Television credits include Sneaky Pete, Public Enemies, Brothers And Sisters, the Tom Fontana/WB series The Bedford Diaries, The Wire, Homicide, Law and Order, Ed, Central Park West, Third Watch, and The Return To Lonesome Dove. Peter has been in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway plays and finally is an accomplished director, primarily with the Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Rep.
KAILEELA HOBBY has worked off-Broadway and in regional theaters including Shakespeare & Company, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her film work includes: In Passing (Tribeca Film Festival), Small Engine Repair, Sucked in, Let’s Kill Karen. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.
VICTOR VERHAEGHE is a writer, actor and producer. His most recent project was his solo show, “The Shame Project”, at the Emerging Artists Festival. As an actor, Victor was recently in the Jennifer Lawrence film, No Hard Feelings, three episodes ofI,Raising Kanan – Power Book III and he’s currently shooting a heavily recurring role on an untitle Marvel project. Other film roles include, Bad Education, Bridge of Spies, and a recurring role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Antonio, the doorman.
CONOR SEAMUS MORONEY's credits include the National Tour of The Play That Goes Wrong, Regional: Shakespeare & Company, Berkshire Playwright's Lab, Advice to the Players, Newton Nomadic Theatre. Conor is a contributing writer for the satirical website The Broadway Beat and can be heard on Superhuman Public Radio wherever you listen to your podcasts. @conorseamusactor
JOE CACACI (Director) was show runner/executive producer of two prime time,series, Showtime's The Hoop Life, and CBS’s Education of Max Bickford . He has directed extensively for film and television--most recently the film adaptation of James Anthony Tyler's Some Old Black Man, starring Wendell Pierce and CharlieRobinson. Cacaci has directed new plays at The Public Theater, Coconut Grove Playhouse, New Jersey Rep, the Court Theater, 59E59th and the Bush Theater in London. Most recently, he directed and co-produced a workshop of Clerc’s Inferno, a new play by Carol Schneider, at London’s National Theater. Cacaci's own plays have premiered at The Long Wharf, The Public, and have been produced around the country.
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Expected Run Time is 130 minutes