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Ken Urban: Nibbler

Written by Ken Urban
Directed by Benjamin Kamine

February 23rd – March 18th

In the summer of 1992 in Medford, New Jersey, Adam and his gang of friends face life after high school. But when the fivesome encounter a mysterious visitor from another world, their lives are forever changed. A dark comedy with music about that time when everything and nothing seems possible.

Rachel Franco
James Kautz
Elizabeth Lail
Matthew Lawler
Spencer Davis Milford
Sean Patrick Monahan

Scenic Design – Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Design – Lux Haac
Lighting Design – Christina Watanabe
Sound Design – Christian Frederickson
Projections – Ien Deniro and Christina Watanabe
Puppet Design – Stefano Brancato
Prop Design – Zach Serafin
Fight Director – Alex J Gould

Lead Producer – Lico Whitfield
Associate Producer – Jessica Kazamel & Alexandra Campos
Production Stage Manager – Whitney Dearden
Assistant Stage Managers – Dana Libbey & Danny Tejera
Production Manager – Jeremy Duncan Pape
Artistic Charge – Alfred Schatz
Dramaturg – Jeremy Stoller
Publicist – David Gibbs
Casting – Judy Bowman CSA
Original Artwork – Dan Pecci


“Part science-fiction yarn, part horror tale, sex farce and memory play, Ken Urban’s NIBBLER about teenagers in suburban New Jersey, offers a poignant thesis: When we find ourselves, we lose something, too. ALEXIS SOLOSKI, NYTimes
The sincerity and realism of Urban’s script is matched by all six of the easy-on-the-eyes cast, who are unilaterally fearless, passionate, and energetic with their roles. Like the titular character, you’ll want to sink your teeth into this one.- Jed Ryan, Huffington Post


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KEN URBAN’s plays include Sense of an EndingThe CorrespondentA Future PerfectThe Awake, and The Happy Sad. His plays have been produced in New York at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public, and Studio 42. His work has also been produced at Theatre503 in London, First Floor Theater in Chicago, and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. He has developed new plays at Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theatre Company, Theatre @ Boston Court, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Donmar Warehouse (London) and The Civilians R&D Group. Awards include the Weissberger Playwriting Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Huntington Theater Playwriting Fellowship, MacDowell Colony Fellowships, Headlands Artist Residency, Djerassi Artist Residency, Dramatist Guild Fellowship, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship. Ken is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists and a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. He wrote the screenplay for feature-film adaptation of The Happy Sad, which screened internationally at over 25 film festivals, and is now available on iTunes, Hulu and Amazon. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service in the United States and Methuen in the United Kingdom and Europe, and they have been featured in numerous monologue anthologies. His band Occurrence will release their new album The Past Will Last Forever in October 2016. He lives in New York City.


BENJAMIN KAMINE is a Manhattan-based stage director with a focus on new work. Recent credits include the world premieres of Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw (Goodman Theatre) and A Comedy of Manors by Zoe Samuel (Adirondack Theatre Festival), the New York premiere of Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), and the world premiere of a cautionary tail by christopher oscar pena (Flea Theater). Kamine is an Associate Artist at The Flea Theater and the Resident Director at the Jewish Plays Project. He has developed new work with Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, Cape Cod Theatre Project, the Civilians, Ensemble Studio Theater, the Goodman Theatre, the Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, PlayPenn, Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, and Soho Rep among many others. Academic directing includes Brooklyn College, University of the Arts, and NYU Tisch, where he is an adjunct professor. He has been a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, the 15-16 and 16-17 Civilians R&D Group, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and he is a 16-17 LABA Fellow. Member: SDC

Dedicated to an honest expression of the American condition, THE AMORALISTS produce work of no moral judgment. From New York Times’ Critics’ Pick productions and world premiere work from writers including Adam Rapp, Emily Schwend and Ken Urban. THE AMORALISTS bring audiences stories that are incisive, at times outrageous, and always entertaining. With a cadre of artists known for their raw and visceral performance style, “nobody else weds old-fashioned realist structure to working-class-hero lunacy quite this way.” (Time Out New York) Now in their tenth season and third residency at Rattlestick Playwright's Theater,“ THE AMORALISTS have cemented their reputation as the most promising, crowd-pleasing ensemble to emerge downtown” (The New York Times).

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