Maggie Alexander (Fifty Words, Gene Frankel Theater)
Timothy Weinert* (Street Justice: The Bronx, Discovery TV)
Connie Castanzo* (Gigi, Storm Theatre Company)
Malcolm Stephenson* (The Sisters Rosensweig, Broadway)
*These actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
at Theatre for the New City
155 1st Av, NYC 10003
10% of the box office proceeds of this production were donated to Physicians for Human Rights
Time Stands Still is set in Brooklyn and revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering a war in Syria after being injured by a roadside bomb, and her reporter boyfriend James who is swamped by guilt after leaving Sarah alone there. They receive a visit from their friend Richard, a photo editor, who introduces them to his new girlfriend Mandy, who is much younger than he. The play focuses on their relationships and Sarah and James' prospects at a more conventional life.
set by Mark Marcante
costumes by Cat Fisher
lights by Bruce A! Kraemer
sound by Ian Wehrle
projections by Kathryn Lieber
make-up by Virna Smiraldi
props by Max Kilsheimer
photos of Syria by Simon S. Safieh
stage manager Dana Robbins
assistant stage manager S. Grace Betz
assistant set designer Lytza Colon
casting monitor Angelas Manfredonia
casting reader Hui Shan Yong
scene painters Kanako Nagayama & Quinn Therrialt
electrician Anthony Fernandez
press rep Andrea Alton (347) 385-5717
photo credit Martin Harris
On Sunday, March 11, after the performance we had a talkback about the conflict in Syria with the cast and Mariane Mollman, director of research and investigations for Physicians for Human Rights.
On Sunday, March 18, after the performance we had a talkback about the conflict in Syria with Devorah Palladino and Matthew Kohn documentary film makers and playwright and author Cindy Cooper, plus the cast.
Our show was listed by Parity Productions because at least 50% of our creative team was female and was eligible for the Innovative Theatre Awards.
“A breathtaking production with really good actors, beautifully directed in a shattering play.”
- Austin Pendleton, actor, director, teacher
“This production is beautifully realized, with excellent acting, I was moved and touched. The show really resonated with me.”
- Terry Schreiber, founder and director of T. Schreiber Studio
“Time Stands Still has the heart of America showing on its sleeve. It pushes us to see ourselves bleeding, penetrated, but so alive in our shame and courage, shame at our inability change the horrors of man’s inhumanity and the courage to keep trying. What a wonderful play! Brilliantly conceived and brilliantly brought to fruition by the direction, acting, lights and sets.”
- Crystal Field, artistic director of Theater for the New City
"In this excellent production, director Joan Kane stages Donald Margulies' play with elegance and heart, guiding strong performances by the actors, to effectively bring the themes to the surface with clarity and force."
- David Diamond, member of the Board of Directors of The Barrow Group
“I remember well the original production of Time Stands Still. This production brings the unfortunate timelessness of its theme beautifully to life. It feels like time has actually stood still for eight years. A beautiful realization of the ongoing horrors of the 21st century.”
- Robert Sinclair, avid theatergoer
"Director Joan Kane does a splendid job of creating an intimate environment that pulls us into the characters' world. Projecting war zones photos by a young Middle Eastern artist during transitions proved to be an insightful concept that gives additional depth and texture to the production. The perspective of a woman director was extremely beneficial for the play.”
- Saviana Stanescu, playwright and Associate Professor of Contemporary Theatre, Ithaca College