Crying for Lions

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Written by Andrew Kramer

Directed by Ed Whitacre
Featuring Richard Schumann, Tori Keenan-Zelt, and Steven Koernig

Hosted by The New Town Art Gallery.

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Crying for Lions
Rae and Shane are a young couple expecting their first child. When an important man from Shane’s past shows up at their isolated home in the country, a very large and very hungry mountain lion begins to pursue them. As their fears and apprehensions spiral out of control, they learn that sometimes, we must act like animals to survive. The play was written as part of Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Play Lab and has been developed by Cleveland Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, and NYU.

Andrew Kramer (Playwright) is a current member of the Emerging Writer’s Group at The Public Theatre, where he is developing his play, ARMATURE. He is a 2010 graduate of Ball State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance in Muncie, Indiana. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to NYC when he was accepted into the Groundbreakers Playwrights’ Group with the terraNOVA Theatre Collective to develop his play Whales & Souls. He was a Core Apprentice Writer at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis where his play The Dog(run) Diaries was developed. He is a two-time semi-finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival with his plays A Map of Our Country (2010) and We Happy Animals (2011). Also in 2011, Andrew served as Playwright-in-Residence at the Cairns Arts Festival in Queensland, Australia. The Dog(run) Diaries was shortlisted for the 2012 US/UK Old Vic New Voices Exchange and has had readings in Houston, Louisville, NYC, and Indianapolis. He recently concluded his time as Playwright in Residence at Tennessee Repertory Theatre for the Ingram New Works Lab, where he developed Crying for Lions. 

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