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Good Neighbor Program Directions Accessibility

By Sarah Einspanier
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Produced by Madeleine Foster Bersin


January 28, 2020—February 23, 2020

Good Neighbor Program Directions Accessibility
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Time for a big adventure! Too bad we're not invited. But hey, at least we can watch it on TV. Cosmic and commonplace collide for three persons and their plant in a cramped here-ish now-ish NYC-ish apartment. A play with hold music and a bunch of fucking B-roll about the sometimes painful gap between reality and fantasy.


Sarah Einspanier / Playwright

SARAH EINSPANIER is a playwright from Dallas, TX. Select plays include Lunch Bunch (upcoming: Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks), I LOVE SEAN (current: Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow), The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project with Sheila Callaghan), and MADONNA col BAMBINO created with composer Deepali Gupta and director Caitlin Sullivan (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest and the New Ohio’s Ice Factory, curated by New Georges). Her work has also been developed and presented by Ars Nova’s Play Group, Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group, Clubbed Thumb’s Winterworks, the New Georges Jam, a New Georges Special Residency, New York Theatre Workshop’s Mondays @ 3, and Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Directing Studio. She has been a resident at the Millay Colony, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Sewanee Writers’ Conference (Horton Foote Scholar with Naomi Iizuka), and has participated in Erik Ehn’s annual Texas Silent Writing Retreat. NNPN Profile

Jaki Bradley / Director

JAKI BRADLEY is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays and musicals. Recent projects: Radio Island and Good Men Wanted (NY Stage and Film), Breeders (NLTP, TONY Critic’s Pick), Mama Metallica (Denver Center New Play Summit), and Playing Hot (Gym at Judson/Ars Nova). She has developed and presented work with The Public, Williamstown, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Goodspeed Musicals, Arena Stage, Ars Nova, EST and The Flea. As an associate, she worked with Michael Greif, Leigh Silverman, Lisa Peterson and Daniel Aukin.

She has been a member of the Civilians R&D Group, an Artist-in-Residence at Ars Nova, a Drama League Artist-in-Residence, a member of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Williamstown Directing Corps, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and U.S. Fulbright Scholar.

Her first feature film, a thriller set on Fire Island, is currently in post-production with Emblematic Pictures.

Madeleine Foster Bersin / Producer

MADELEINE FOSTER BERSIN is a Brooklyn-based producer. She is currently represented on Broadway by Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me. Other recent projects include 1969: The Second Man (Next Door @ NYTW), A$AP Rocky’s Lab Rat (Sotheby’s), the American Repertory Theater’s production of Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing, dir. Diane Paulus (Next Wave Festival at BAM) the TEAM’s Primer for a Failed Superpower (Roulette Intermedium).

Maddy has served as the TEAM’s Associate Producer & Interim Producing Director and as Executive Assistant to the Artistic and Managing Directors at New York Theatre Workshop. She has also worked at the American Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep., and the Gate Theatre in London.

Maddy holds an A.B. in History & Literature from Harvard University, where she studied 20th century American culture.