Meet The Cast: June 7th @ The Will Clark Show

The cast of A Letter From The Bishop will be making an appearance at The Will Clark Show at the Ritz. 369 W46th St

Meet The Cast: Dean Wrzeszcz as "The Bishop"

Dean Wrzeszcz is a writer who grew up in the diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, where he attended St. Stanislaus parochial school and studied Dance at Mercyhurst College. After moving to Manhattan, he did scene work with William Hickey and later graduated from The Willliam Esper Studio under the tutelage of its eponymous founder. Dean’s writing has been published in The Daily News, New York Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Out, Gay City News, and The Lesbian & Gay Review, Worldwide, among others. He serves as Director of Communications for The Harry V. Quadracci Foundation, an NGO involved in the revitalization of coffee production in Northeast Haiti, and is a contributing editor at Gay City News. Wrzeszcz has also devoted much of his peripatetic life to answering the question “How do you pronounce that?”

Meet The Cast: Jimmy Moon As "Father John"

Jimmy Moon has appeared as Paul in Cabfare for the Common Man, Walter in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Sweet and Tart Productions) Terrence in Bed & Breakfast at the Algonquin Theatre, Larry in In The Schoolyard at Theatre for the New City and Paul in Mother Me Therapy at Cherry Lane Theatre along with various student films and commercials including the title role in Adam Harvanek’s The Night Janitor. In October of 2007, he danced and sang with Boston soprano Karyn Leavitt at Carnegie Hall in The Age of Romance: Vienna to Broadway. Favorite theatre roles include Father in Ragtime, Amos Hart in Chicago, Luther Billis in South Pacific, Uncle Max in The Sound of Music, and Tulsa in Gypsy.

Meet The Cast: Kenneth Averett as "Father Ed"

Kenneth Averett is a realtor and actor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He worked and lived in New York City for 13 years where his Off-Broadway credits include the original cast of J.T. Rogers White People, The Next Stage Co., and William Niche's Armour at Cafe Arielle. Ken's regional credits include Romeo, Romeo and Juliet; Puck, A Midsummer's Nights Dream; Eros, Antony and Cleopatra; and Paul in A Chorus Line. Ken is a graduate of the prestigious University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA) and The William Esper Studios NYC with Maggie Flanigan. Kenneth originated the role of Father Ed at the premier reading of A Letter From The Bishop at Stonewall National Museum and Archive in Fort Lauderdale, FL and is proud to be a part of the NYC team!

Tony Adams Talks About The Play On Stonewall Live!

A Letter From The Bishop author Tony Adams will be interviewed by BlogTalkRadio's Nate Klarfeld on his show Stonewall Live, on Sunday, May 13th at 9PM EST. You can listen to the live broadcast here. ( You can also call in to the show to speak with Tony. 805 830-8355

Meet The Cast: Will Clark as "Father Mark"

WILL CLARK grew up in a paper mill town in Wisconsin but became a New Yorker in the early 90s. Will has been entertaining for the past 20 years, first as an actor after having earned a Masters degree in Theatre from Northwestern University (1993) and then in adult films (1995 – 2003). He then toured with his one man show about his life in the industry, “Altered Ego” (2002 – 2005, New York, Chicago, Provincetown, New Orleans).

St. Clement'sTheater

I am delighted that they are hosting the NYC reading. St. Clement's is the 3rd oldest off-Broadway theater (after Cherry Lane and Lucille Lortel) 160 seats. Free, but if you plan to attend, make a  reservation.

A New Play About Gay Priests And Catholic Bishops And Marriage

A Letter From The Bishop is about the friendship shared by three gay priests and how they react to their homophobic bishop's demand that all his priests read a letter ordering Catholics to vote against same-sex marriage. One of the priests objects to the bishop's demand. This alters his friendship with the other two and causes a show-down with the bishop. The answer to the question “Will he or won’t he read the anti-gay letter?” is revealed in the final scene.

A Letter From The Bishop will have its first New York City reading at St. Clement’s Off-Broadway Theater, 423 West 46th Street, at 7PM on June 11, 2012. (Fort Lauderdale’s Stonewall National Museum and Archives hosted the first reading of the play on February 13, 2012.)