Ego Actus presented a second production of what do you mean by Bruce A! Kraemer, directed by Joan Kane.
The show opened July 21, 2014 at 59e59 Theaters and July 30, 2014 at Spotlights at Merchants Hall in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Everyone who has seen a play thinks they can write one, but can they? A wannabe playwright has had his play accepted by a play festival, but he has not written it yet! He types frantically as the real theatre people, the producer, director, designer, actor and intern, teach him how it’s done. A hysterical look at how plays are created for festivals. This is a very physical comedy with iconic charters that anyone can relate too.
The cast featured Ioan Ardelean, Ivette Dumeng, Nick Palladino, J. Dolan Byrnes, Teddy Lytle, and Dev Brand.
The crew included costumes by Audrey Nauman, lights by Bruce A! Kraemer, sound by Ian Wehrle, stage manager Tyler Winthrop with graphics by Shannon Stowe and Spanish translation by Ignacio Garcia-Bustelo.
“what do you mean is a quintessentially fringe play – a play on the fringe of itself, poking a stick at its own essential process and offering us an informative, darkly comic take on the process of theatre.” Paul Levy, FringeReview, August 7, 2014
“If you love the theatre, chances are you’ll get a kick out of this clever, slapstick comedy about the business of staging a play. And if there’s something familiar about it, it’s undoubtedly the fact that it has the feel of a Woody Allen work. This isn’t a bad thing; it’s all done extremely well – and by a New York theatre company, which gives it an authentic Allen air.” Alison Kerr in The Scotsman Newspaper, August 12, 2014