What Is Middle Voice?

Middle Voice at Rattlestick is the apprentice company of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Middle Voice is a collective of young actors, directors, designers, and playwrights from diverse backgrounds. Middle Voice mission is to create theater that embraces risk and encourages ensemble, and to reach different class segments in American society through the company's work. Middle Voice strives with its theatrical productions to create meaningful conversations with its audiences, founded in the belief that starting a conversation has the power to breed mutual understanding.

Previous Productions

Charlie is trying to understand something about humanity his brain won’t let him feel. Ronan has just been dumped. Elle and June are stuck in a relationship that isn’t working. When hurricane hits and a figure from their past comes to stay, they are each faced with startling truths about themselves and how easily they each miss the mark when it comes to the people they love.
With heart, humor and a touch of the bizarre, AGNES explores Aspergers, the nature of vulnerability and how we strive for human connection, even when it seems impossible.

Featuring: Lauren Annunziata, Eric Folks, Mykal Monroe, Seth Moore and Ren Dara Santiago

Production Team: Katherine Barton (Production Manager), Anna Blazer (Costumes), Tyler Christie (Production Stage Manager), Maureen Freedman (Props and Set), Sarah Johnston (Lighting), Daniel Melnick (Sound), Stephanie Oliver (Assistant Stage Manager)

Producers: Victor Cervantes, Jaime Jaget and TJ Weaver

This is a Workshop Production produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Middle Voice at Rattlestick as a Mission Project led by company member and playwright Catya McMullen.

With support from The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation and Wendy Vanden Heuvel


Written by Steve DiUBaldo
Directed by Victor Cervantes
August l 20th-23th @ The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage

Exposure is a new play by Steve DiUbaldo about the world of AAU basketball and the dark side of NCAA Division-1 recruiting.  When Eli Gamble grows seven inches the summer after his junior year of high school, he becomes a major college recruit with NBA potential.  On the murky path to realizing his newfound potential, Eli must navigate who he can and can not trust while he attempts to differentiate the game of basketball from the game of life.

Exposure features Erick Betancourt as Coach Wicks and Coach Lundy, Michael Galligan* as Jackie, Gerrard James* as Deion, Postell Pringle* as Kenny, Cesar Rosado as Eli, and David Zheng as Herman *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

August 20th-23rd, 2015 at
WorkShop Theater Company’s Jewel MainStage
312 West 36th Street (4th Floor)
Thursday, August 20th @7PM
Friday, August 21st @8PM
Saturday, August 22nd @3PM & @8PM
Sunday, August 23rd @3PM

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Design and Production Team: Production Stage Management by Katherine Barton, Props Design by Lauren Annunziata and Lisa Purrone, Costume Design by Stephanie Levin, Set Design by Frank Oliva, Sound Design by Tom Mulvaney, Lighting Design by Jesse Sheldon, and Assistant Stage Management by Ale Mesa

Produced by Victor Cevantes, Jaime Jaget & Ren Santiago



STEVE DIUBALDO is a writer and teaching artist based in New York City.  Plays include Under the Water Tower, Boomer’s Millennial Hero Story, It’s Only Quiet in the Dark, and Exposure, among others.  His work has appeared in production and workshop in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.  Onstage at: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, A Red Orchid Theater (Chicago) with terraNOVA Collective, Cherry Lane, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, LAByrinth, Greenwood Cemetery, Loyola Marymount University, the Lyric Theater (LA), Pico Playhouse, the Underground (LA), Judson Church, and Jimmy’s #43 with Rising Phoenix Rep’s “Cino Nights.”  He is a member of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre apprentice company, “The Middle Voice.”  He was a 2014 terraNOVA Collective “Groundbreaker,” is a member of Page 73’s 2015 "Interstate 73" writers group and was a recipient of “The Rita and Burton Goldberg Playwright Foundation Fellowship” and the “Excellence in Playwriting Award” at NYU, where he received his MFA in Dramatic Writing.  He has been to the NCAA tournament as a player and to the Grammy’s as a Beyonce dancer.

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