The Understudy

by Theresa Rebeck
directed by David Kennedy
December 29, 2010January 30, 2011

Meet the Artists


Brad Coolidge • Jake
Jenn Harris • Roxanne
Cody Nickell • Harry

Production Team

Theresa Rebeck • Playwright
David Kennedy • Director
Andrew Boyce • Set Designer
Maiko Matsushima • Costume Designer
Sarah Sidman • Lighting Designer
Christopher Colucci • Sound Designer
Jaye Allison • Choreographer
David Kennedy

DAVID KENNEDY (DIRECTOR) has served as Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut’s Westport Playhouse since 2009, where he has directed Loot, Tartuffe, Suddenly Last Summer, Beyond Therapy, and Dinner With Friends, and will direct their upcoming production of Nora, Ingmar Bergman’s adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Prior to Westport, he spent four seasons on the artistic staff of Dallas Theater Center, first as Associate Director and then as Acting Artistic Director. For DTC he directed The Misanthrope, Glengarry Glen Ross, Moonlight and Magnolias, Thom Pain (based on nothing), I Am My Own Wife, and The Violet Hour, as well as readings of new plays by Denis Johnson, Peter Morris, and Marcus Gardley. David was a founding Artistic Director for Milkman Theatre Group of Halifax, Canada (1992-1999), and in 2005 he wrote and directed Brighter Than the Light of the Sun, a co-production with Nova Scotia’s Ship’s Company Theatre and Toronto’s The Lunar Society. His directing work has also been seen at the Wilma (The Understudy and Assistance), Clarence Brown Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Hangar Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Prospect Theater Company, 78th Street Theatre Lab, and The Summer Cabaret in New Haven (1998 artistic director). David is a former Phil Killian Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.