Maybe There's a Tree

Two idiots, one dream...and a hell of a missionary statement!
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Jason Alazraki
Film
New York, New York
United States
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Story

When Sully Sulenberger's emergency landing turns their play Hero on The Hudson into a prophetic overnight hit, Johnny Steele and Mike Deuce are suddenly the toast of the town... theatrical soothsayers who become the subject of a grad school documentary.

Two more dim bulbs are added to Broadway's great white way and both boys celebrate their success by abusing interns and finding hotter girlfriends.

Graced with free space, funding, and a flood of new collaborators, the two set out to show the world - and a rival feminist theater company, A Womb of One's Own - that they are, in fact, the next big thing.

What follows is the ridiculous rise of a downtown theater company who prove once and for all that intelligence and talent are just big words artsy people use to keep you down.

A hilarious new mockumentary in the Christopher Guest tradition, Maybe There's A Tree suggests that if the American theater is indeed on its deathbed, maybe Steele and Deuce are just what the proctologist ordered.

Artistic and Production Team

Ashlin Halfnight (Writer/Director)

Film/TV: "Diving Normal", "Astraea", "Northbound" Theater: Artifacts of Consequence, A Hard Wall at High Speed, Balaton, Diving Normal, God's Waiting Room, Second Life, Good Pictures Awards/Honors: Fulbright Fellowship, Royal Court New York Residency, MCC Playwrights' Coalition, TCG Grant, nytheatre.com's people of the year, 2011

"Mr. Halfnight has a gift for punchy, coarse dialogue; an interest in bittersweet detail; and an ear for the inarticulate angst of young people stuck in limbo." 
- The New York Times 

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/theater/reviews/25arti.html?_r=0

Kris Kling (Mike Deuce)

Film/TV: "Banshee" (Cinemax, Dir. Greg Yaitanes), "Law and Order: SVU" (NBC), "Of Minor Prophets" (Dir. Joe Hubers), "Mystery Team" (Dir. Dan Eckman), "Tully" (Dir. Hillary Birmingham) Theater: Gnit (Actor's Theatre of Louisville), Lathem Prince (PS122), Enjoy (59E59), Two Echoes (Goodman Theatre), Beyond the Pale (First Irish Festival), Ghosts (Pearl Theatre), Mustard (La Mama)

http://vimeo.com/69140022 (Reel)

Jason Alazraki (Johnny Steele)

Film/TV: "Split" (Dir. Deborah Kampmeier), "Twentease" (Webseries) Theater: Red Light/Green Light (Theatre at St. Clements), Perpetuation (American Globe Theatre), The Crucible (The New Ohio Theatre), Laws of Motion (PS 122), Big Love (The Wild Project)

http://www.jasonalazraki.com/

http://vimeo.com/73692283 ("Split" Teaser)

Scotty Crowe (DQ Boom)

Film/TV: "Shameless" (Showtime), "Diving Normal" (Dir. Kristjan Thor), "Astraea" (Dir. Kristjan Thor), "The Social Network" (Dir. David Fincher) Theater: Diving Normal (SFS Theater), Marsh Light (Ventura Court Theater)

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2590079/

http://divingnormal.com/

Jessica Cummings (Debbie Deuce)

Film/TV: "The Big C" (Showtime, Dir. Michael Engler), "Law and Order: CI" (Dir. Jean De Segonzac), "Astraea" (Dir. Kristjan Thor), "Diving Normal" (Dir. Kristjan Thor) Theater: Good Television (Atlantic Theater Co.), Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout Theatre Co.), The Seagull (Broadway), Leveling Up (The O'Neill), Dream of the Burning Boy (The O'Neill), Laws of Motion (PS 122)

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/theater/reviews/good-television-at-atlantic-stage-2.html?pagewanted=all


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