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Who You See Here

Opening night Thursday, August 10
Patricia Neal Stage
A New Comedy by Matt Hoverman
Directed by Jeanie Hackett
World Premiere
With Angela Goethals, Mather Zickel, Russell Soder and Kat Fairaway
WHO YOU SEE HERE, a farcical comedy by Emmy Award winner Matt Hoverman about an uptight therapist and her recovering alcoholic husband who find their lives upturned and their love tested when charismatic but disturbed movie star Tom Speck staggers into their small town’s AA meeting. Add a beautiful psychiatric patient with a stalking problem and you’ve got a smart, funny play about anonymity, celebrity, and making the perfect salad.

Director Jeanie Hackett (LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Geffen starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek) helms a terrific ensemble cast of comedy pros - Angela Goethals (HOME ALONE, JERRY MAGUIRE), Mather Zickel (I LOVE YOU, MAN, RACHEL GETTING MARRIED), Russel Soder (I MARRIED A MOBSTER) and Kat Fairaway (GETTING MEISNERED) - in the world premiere of this comedy.

This play contains adult themes and is not recommended for under age 13. Includes profanity, adult content and partial nudity.




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Matt Hoverman (Playwright)

As a kids TV writer, Matt won the 2014 Daytime Emmy and the 2016 Humanitas Prize for Children's Animation for his heartwarming work on Arthur (PBS). Other TV your kids have seen: Curious George, Sofia the First, Goldie & Bear and Fancy Nancy. His theater comedies for adults include IN TRANSIT (FringeNYC Outstanding Playwriting Award), THE AUDIENCE (co-author, Drama Desk nomination, Best New Musical), THE STUDENT (winner, Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival), THE GLINT (Broadway reading starring Beau Bridges, Jean Smart, Michael McKean and Cecily Strong), THRILLSVILLE (George Street Playhouse reading starring Edie Falco), CHRISTMAS SHORTS (published by Samuel French and produced nationwide) and… WHO YOU SEE HERE! MattHoverman.com

Jeanie Hackett (Director)

Recently: Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Other LA: Love, Noel at The Wallis Annenberg Center, Kindertransport and The Constant Wife with LA Theater Works. With the Antaeus Company, she’s directed scores of readings, workshops and productions of classical plays & “new” classics, including the award-winning world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Balzac’s Cousin Bette. Also at Antaeus: Chekhov X 4 and Tonight at Eight-Thirty. Williamstown: Cousin Bette with Jessica Hecht and John Rubinstein. As an actor, she’s played leading roles on Broadway in O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness and A Streetcar Named Desire. Regional: Williamstown (7 seasons). LA Theater: CTG, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Boston Court, Odyssey, Fountain, Blank & 24th Street Theaters. TV: Judging Amy, Criminal Minds, The West Wing and others. Film: most recently, The Road to The Well. In The Workroom, Jeanie’s virtual space for all things acting + creative process + theatre art, she teaches acting, blogs about art & entrepreneurship, and produces events to gather and connect the LA theatre tribe. She is the author of two books for actors: The Actor’s Chekhov and Toward Mastery, both based on the work of director Nikos Psacharopoulos. She’s married to Geffen Playhouse’s Artistic Coordinator, Young Ji.

Angela Goethals (Tara)

Last appeared at the Geffen Playhouse in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (opposite Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek), directed by Jeanie Hackett. Broadway: Picnic, Coastal Disturbances. Off-Broadway: Zero Hour, Blur, As You Like It, True History and Real Adventures, The Good Times Are Killing Me (Obie Award, Drama Desk Nomination), Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, Approaching Zanzibar. Regional: Steel Magnolias, Becky Shaw, The House of Blue Leaves, Nothing Sacred, Be Aggressive, The Mandrake Root (opposite Lynn Redgrave). Television: Royal Pains, Law & Order, Life, Crossing Jordan, C.S.I: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey’s Anatomy, 24, Without a Trace, The Brotherhood of Poland, NH, Six Feet Under, Porn n’ Chicken, Boston Public, Do Over, The Education of Max Bickford, Madigan Men, Phenom and The Tracey Ullman Show. Film: Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon , The Simpsons Movie, Spanglish, Changing Lanes, Storytelling, Jerry Maguire, V.I. Warshawski, Home Alone, Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole, Rocket Gibraltar. For my husband – I love you. For my little ones – Mommy and Daddy are in a PLAY! TOGETHER!!

Mather Zickel (Tom Speck)

Theater – Wait Until Dark (Geffen Playhouse), By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Geffen Playhouse), Extraordinary Chambers (Geffen Playhouse), The Muscles In Our Toes (LAByrinth), Support Group for Men (Ojai Playwrights Conference), U.S. Drag (Clubbed Thumb), Late; A Cowboy Song (Clubbed Thumb), Medea Eats (Clubbed Thumb) Television - Younger (TVLand), Better Things (FX), Dice (Showtime), Masters of Sex (Showtime), House of Lies (Showtime), Bones (FOX), Elementary (CBS), Man Up (ABC), Delocated (Adult Swim), Children’s Hospital (Adult Swim), Newsreaders (Adult Swim), Party Down (Starz), Reno: 911 (Comedy Central) Film – How to Be a Latin Lover (Lionsgate), Hail, Caesar! (Working Title), Southbound (Willowbrook Regent), I Love You, Man (Dreamworks), Rachel Getting Married (Sony Classics), Balls of Fury (Rogue Pictures), The Ten (City Lights)

Russell Soder (Stan)

National and World Tours of Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, directed by John Rubenstein, with the late great John Heard – I’ll miss you man! Off Broadway: Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, True History and Real Adventures, The White Devil, This Is It! Regional: American Buffalo, Philoctetes, Grace in America, Picasso at the Lapin Agile LA Theatre Works Recordings: Enron, Major Barbara, Biloxi Blues, The Man Who Had All the Luck Television: Unforgettable, Without a Trace, ER, Medical Investigation Film: Allegiance, The Wrong Girl. For my girls – Daddy loves you so! For Angela – great to be with you on stage again, my love.

Kat Fairaway (Beth)

Kat is delighted to be making her professional theatrical debut at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse. After attending Boston University and earning her BFA in acting, Kat moved back to Los Angeles where she has been working in film and television. Some of her favorite projects have been NBC’s Blindspot, Getting Meisnered, a short film that she co-wrote and starred in, which also won her the best actress award from SFIFF and best film at the Monaco Film Festival, and the film Dophin, set during the depression in 1930’s Ohio. Kat would like to give a special thanks to Jeanie Hackett, not only the director of this production but a loving and generous mentor. And to Sean O'Neal, her love. Enjoy!

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