The world premiere of Getting the Business by Victor L. Cahn
was presented at the Clurman Theatre
from August 10 to September 1, 2012.
Directed by Adam Fitzgerald
Starring Susan Louise O'Connor* and Victor L. Cahn
Getting the Business is a farce noir about an executive
with more on his mind than work who meets
a vivacious assistant with an agenda of her own.
Set Design: Joel Sherry
Costume Design: Tristan Raines
Lighting Design: Nastassia Jimenez
Sound Design: Nick Moore
Stage Manager: Emily Hamburger
Production Manager: Sean McCain
Line Producer: Rebekah Hughston
Press: Springer Associates PR
Graphic Design: Billy Mitchell
Photography: Jon Kandel
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
An Equity Approved Showcase
VICTOR L. CAHN (playwright & actor) has written numerous plays, including several produced Off-Broadway as well as regionally: Roses in December; Embraceable Me; Fit to Kill (all published by Samuel French); Dally with the Devil; Sheepskin/Bottom of the Ninth; and Sherlock Solo, a one-man show that he performs. He has also taken leading roles in plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Coward, Simon, Gurney, and Knott. He is Professor of English at Skidmore College, and the author of five books on Shakespeare; critical volumes on Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter; Conquering College: A Guide for Undergraduates; the memoir Classroom Virtuoso; and two novels, Romantic Trapezoid and Sound Bites. His articles and reviews have appeared in such varied publications as The New York Times, The Literary Review, Modern Drama, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Variety. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc.
SUSAN LOUISE O'CONNOR (actress) appeared on Broadway in Blithe Spirit. For her performance as Edith, the crafty maid, O’Connor was the recipient of a Theatre World Award, the Dorothy Loudon Broadway Debut Fellowship winner, and received an Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Her Off Broadway credits include: Escape, Desperate Writers, Paper Cranes, Vigil or the Guided Cradle, Children at Play, Apostasy & Marion Bridge, What to Do When You Hate All Your Friends, Walk Two Moons, Never Swim Alone, See Bob Run, St. Scarlet, Susan Gets Some Play, Mail Order Bride and Nerve. Regional credits include work at: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Huntington Theatre, Barrington Stage, Premiere Stages, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The New Theatre & Portland Stage. Winner of the NYC Fringe Festival's best actor award for the one-woman show, Take. Three-time Innovative Award nominee and winner for lead actress in Packawallop's the silent concerto. Core member of Packawallop Productions. Her film credits include: Doomsdays, Coming Up Roses, Flying Scissors, Acts of Worship, The Poets, The Day My Towers Fell, The Moment, The Question & Parallel Passage. Television: "Boardwalk Empire," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" & "Nate the Great."
ADAM FITZGERALD (director) is a founding member of kef theatrical productions. With kef, Adam has directed many productions and readings including Killing Women, Lyric is Waiting, V, Roll, Corpus Christi, Artists Rising, Michael Pesce’s Old Fashioned Piano Party, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl and The Female Terrorist Project. In the past, Adam has served as a Directing Fellow at Playwrights Horizons assisting Wilson Milam, Bartlett Sher and Kate Whoriskey on plays by Nicky Silver (Three Changes with Maura Tierney), Craig Lucas (Prayer for my Enemy with Victoria Clark and Jonathan Groff) and Christina Anderson (Inked Baby with LaChanze); as the Artistic Associate at Playhouse West (where his production of Defiance garnered Critics Circle nominations for Director and Production; Top Ten Productions of 2007 by the Contra Costa Times) and the Associate General Manager at Theatre Row. Other directing credits include Ground Up Productions, EST Youngbloods, 12 Miles West, Diverse City Theater, First Look Theatre Co. (NYU), The SF Theater Festival, WE Theater (with Ironjaw Productions) and the FringeNYC (at the Cherry Lane) and Fringe Encores (at Soho Playhouse) productions of A Contemporary American’s Guide to Modern Marriage © 1959. Current projects in development include Steven Strafford’s Methtacular! and Don Creedon’s The Lobby (Producer Ellen Cohn).