Cast & Creative
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ZACH BRAFF's feature film writing and directorial debut, Garden State, premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and earned him a coveted WGA nomination for "Best Original Screenplay." The film also earned him an Independent Spirit Award for "Best First Feature" as well as a nomination for "Best First Screenplay." In addition, Braff was awarded "Best Directorial Debut" by the National Board of Review, "Breakthrough Director" by the Hollywood Film Festival and "Most Promising Filmmaker" by the Chicago Film Critics Association.
Braff recently wrapped the independent film, High Cost Of Living, for director Deborah Chow, and will next direct the feature, Swingles. Braff was nominated for a 2005 Primetime Emmy Award and a 2005, 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Dr. John "J.D." Dorian in NBC's comedy "Scrubs."
His film credits include roles in The Broken Hearts Club, Getting To Know You, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dreamworks' The Last Kiss and The Weinstein Company's The Ex. In addition to his role in last summer's Trust at Second Stage, Zach's stage experience includes roles in the Public Theater productions of Twelfth Night and Macbeth directed by George C. Wolfe.
PETER DuBOIS (Director)
Peter DuBois is the Artistic Director of the Huntington Theater Company. He has directed the world premieres of Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, Bob Glaudini's Vengeance is the Lord's, and David Grimm's The Miracle at Naples, as well as Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss and Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw for the Huntington. He directed Stephen Karam's Sons of the Prophet, now playing at the Roundabout Theatre Company, and will direct Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn at Playwrights Horizons this spring.
He recently directed Zach Braff's All Good People and Paul Weitz's Trust at Second Stage Theatre and the U.K. premiere of Becky Shaw for London's Almeida Theatre in addition to directing its Off Broadway production at Second Stage Theatre and its world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Prior to arriving at the Huntington, he served for five years as associate producer and resident director at The Public Theater, preceded by five years as artistic director of the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. His Public Theater directing credits include Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman and A View from 151st Street, both with LAByrinth Theater Company; Measure for Pleasure (SSDF Callaway Award for Excellence in Direction; Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a New Play); Richard III with Peter Dinklage; Adrienne Kennedy's Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?; and Biro. Selected directing credits for Perseverance include The Seagull, The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and The Glass Menagerie, as well as the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' In the Blood and the world premiere of Chay Yew's Long Season.
Regional credits include a revival of Sam Shepard's The Curse of the Starving Class at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and productions at Trinity Repertory Company and California Shakespeare Theater. Prior to his work at Perseverance, Mr. DuBois lived and worked in the Czech Republic where he co-founded Asylum, a multi-national squat theatre in Prague.
Eve Myles is best known for her role as Gwen in the BBC1 series Torchwood and has also appeared in Doctor Who, Belonging, Merlin and EastEnders. "I'm delighted to have been cast as the character of Emma in such a well anticipated and funny play," says Eve. "Having concentrated on TV work recently I'm excited to be returning to the stage and I'm very much looking forward to working with Zach and Peter."
In 2011 Paul Hilton played the title role in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. And in 2010 he appeared as Sandy in Mark Haddon's play Polar Bears at the Donmar Warehouse.
Having made her name on stage as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, Susannah Fielding has recently been seen in TV shows including Wallander, Doctor Who and Pete Versus Life. "I am very excited to be appearing on the West End stage in All New People," says Susannah. "With such a witty script and some fabulous lines, I am really looking forward to getting my teeth into playing the role of Kim."
Further casting to be announced soon.