CAROL KANE (Miriam)
Academy Award nominated and two time Emmy winner Carol Kane is recently known as Lillian Kaushtupper on the hit Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The New York Times raves “… the great comic actress Carol Kane is as vital and dirty-funny as ever..” She recently also can be seen on the new Nazi Hunting Amazon series, The Hunt, with Al Pacino.
Kane owes her film debut to Mike Nichols in Carnal Knowledge. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best-Actress for her performance in Joan Micklin Silver’s film Hester Street. Other films include: Wedding in White co-starring with Donald Pleasence, The Last Detail for director Hal Ashby, Dog Day Afternoon, director Sidney Lumet, Annie Hall directed by Woody Allen, The Lemon Sisters co-starring Diane Keaton and Kathryn Grody, The Princess Bride, director Rob Reiner, Scrooged director Dick Donner, My Blue Heaven written by Nora Ephron, Racing with the Moonstarring Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage, Adams Family Values, When a Stranger Calls, Flashback starring Dennis Hopper, The World’s Greatest Lover co-starring Gene Wilder and The Muppet Movie. Independent films include: Steve Buscemi’s Trees Lounge, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleep Walk with Me and Clutter.
Kane made her theatrical debut in the 1966 production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Tammy Grimes. Since then she has appeared on the New York Stage both on and Off-Broadway. Plays include Beth Henley’s Family Week and The Debutante Ball. She co-starred with Gena Rowlands in the John Cassavettes play A Woman of Mystery directed by John Cassavettes. At Lincoln Center for Joe Papp her performances include The Tempest and Macbeth. Plays at Mr. Papp’s Public Theatre include: Wasp and Other Plays by Steve Martin. She starred alongside Shelley Winters on Broadway in The Effect of Gamma Rays, on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.
In addition, Kane has been seen on Broadway and Los Angeles, starring as Madame Morrible in Wicked. She was seen as Gingy in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the Broadway production of Harveyat the Roundabout and Ian Rickson’s West End production of The Children’s Hour with Keira Knightly, Elisabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn. Television includes her arc on Fox’s hit Gotham as the Penguin’s mother, Gertrude Kapelput. She first shined on the small screen as Simka, wife of Latka (Andy Kaufman) on the television series “Taxi” for which she won two Emmy Awards. Additional TV credits include Pearl, All is Forgiven, Seinfeld and Chicago Hope (where she garnered another Emmy nomination), and Girls; and was seen as Richard Belzar’s ex-wife on “Law & Order: SVU.
Noah Robbins (Etan)
Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Arcadia. Off-Broadway: Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), “Master Harold”…And The Boys (Signature Theater), Punk Rock (MCC Theater), The Vandal (Flea Theater), The Twenty-Seventh Man (Public Theater), Secrets of the Trade (Primary Stages) (Clive Barnes Award nomination). Regional: several shows at the Kennedy Center with director/choreographer Debbie Allen. Film: Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Assistant, Miss Sloane, The Week Of, Indignation, Villains, Set It Up, Aardvark, Cruise, Fatal Crossing, The Outcasts, Aftermath, Newsworthy (Best Actor Award, L.A. Comedy Festival). TV: “Forever” (opposite Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen), “Grease: Live,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Masters Of Sex,” “Younger,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Gotham,” “Evil,” “Billions,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Slap.” He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Columbia University, where he majored in Philosophy.
Megumi Katayama (Sound Designer)
MEGUMI KATAYAMA is a NY based Sound Designer, Sound Artist, and Composer.
Her recent sound design credits include Off-Broadway: For Colored Girls… (The Public Theater). Regional: Pass Over (Studio Theater), El Huracán (Yale Rep/The Sol Project, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Nomination), Pride and Prejudice (Long Wharf), soft (Williamstown Theater Festival Fellowship), Associate for Field Guide (Rude Mechs/Yale Rep), Assistant for Mary Jane and Seven Guitars (Yale Rep).
She has graduated with an MFA Sound Design from Yale School of Drama where her sound design and composition credits include Henry VI Part 3, Winter's Tale, Sweat, Dwight Edgewood Project (Yale School of Drama), Whale in the Hudson, Untitled Ke$ha Project, Non-Player Character, KMS, Fuck Her, One Big Breath, The Red Tent, The Quonsets, Current Location (Yale Cabaret), gallery installation SpineLineAwake:Manuel Neri Redux (Yale University Art Gallery/ selected for PQ 2019 featured emerging artist exibition), and the thesis installation Resounding World (Yale School of Drama Designer's lab).
Ian Morgan (Director)
Ian Morgan is the Associate Artistic Director of The New Group, where in addition to his work on the mainstage season he runs the NewGroup/NewWorks play development programs as well as education programs for all ages, including the Scene 1 programs for teens. In addition to directing and producing many readings, workshops and student-generated productions, he has directed New Group productions such as Critical Darling and the Drama Desk-nominated The Accomplices. Other directing credits include Adult at Abrons; Martyrs Street at Theatre for a New City; Just About Curedat Stella Adler; Realists, Progress and Eric Larue, all at HERE; Rough Sketch at 59E59; Ham Lakeat Soho Playhouse; and Sparrow at Theatre Row. He has workshopped new work and directed short plays at the Atlantic, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Jewish Play Project, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Magic Theatre, New Dramatists, the Playwrights’ Center, and Rattlestick.