Welcome to the official website of Danny Bryck!
Following up on No Room for Wishing, my next documentary project,
The River and the Sea (working title), is a new play based on interviews I conducted while traveling in Palestine/Israel this past winter and spring.
I have been very fortunate to be invited to take part in New Repertory Theatre‘s Next Voices Playwriting Fellowship. Along with Boston playwrights Walt McGough, Evan Sanderson, and Deidre Girard, my director Megan Sandberg-Zakian and I will be working with New Rep over the next six months to develop the script, and New Rep will present staged readings of these four thematically interconnected new works this spring.
You can also read about the inaugural Next Rep Festival, running at the same time (and featuring In Between, Ibrahim Miari’s memoir of growing up half-Palestinian, half-Jewish in Acco, Israel).
The reading of The River and the Sea will take place March 24.
Check out the official trailer for
No Room for Wishing!
Find out how to bring No Room for Wishing to your venue or school!
No Room For Wishing is a one-man documentary play about how big picture politics affect our everyday lives, and what happens when people come together to try to force change. Compiled entirely from the exact words of people involved in and affected by the Occupy movement in Boston in the fall of 2011, No Room For Wishing is a complex, disturbing, and inspiring look at how human beings succeed and fail in building relationships, social structures, and governance. One of Boston’s most dynamic young theatre makers portrays over thirty characters in this 90-minute up-close-and-personal encounter with our nation and ourselves.
The play had a dynamic collaborative world premiere in the Boston area last fall, co-produced by Company One, Central Square Theater and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and has since performed at the off-Broadway Theater at St. Clements, among other venues. It was nominated for Best New Play and Best Solo by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Written and performed by Danny Bryck and directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, with sound design by Benjamin Scheff and featuring original music by Miles Disney and Ruby Rose Fox.
I am very excited to return to Actors’ Shakespeare Project for their production of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this spring, directed by Melia Bensussen. You can find more information on ASP’s season here.
More recent news:
No Room for Wishing played to a full house at the Outside the Box Festival on the Boston Common this past July in the American Repertory Theater’s Spiegeltent. The festival was incredible and we can’t wait for next year!
In June, I joined The Civilians for their show Be the Death of Me, a new interview-based installation performance about life and death in New York City.
If you missed it, you can check out the trailer here and some of the interviews and on their blog.
This past May, I had the privilege of performing alongside Danny Glover in “Roots of Liberty,” a historical pageant celebrating the Haitian Revolution and its effect on the American Civil War and Emancipation. The pageant featured an original script, a choir, Afro-Caribbean band Zili Misik, Haitian folkloric dance troupe Jean Apollon Expressions, puppetry, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment Re-enactors, and a fantastic cast of Boston actors, and was directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, who also directs No Room for Wishing. See the full video at the website for “Freedom Rising,” the historical conference which co-produced “Roots of Liberty” with Central Square Theater.
Check back for more updates!