Meet the Cast and Creative team for JERICHO!
NOEL JOSEPH ALLAIN (Josh) New York credits include Luft Gangster directed by Austin Pendleton, Queerspawn (Collection of Shiny Opjects), Motel Cherry (Clubbed Thumb/New Georges), How Much Is Enough? (The Foundry Theatre), The Wife directed by May Adrales, The Tempest (Target Margin), Gonna See A Movie Called Gunga Din and Rocky/Philly (Van Cougar), Sa Ka La (Oslo Elsewhere), Tender (Thirteenth Night Theater), and Now That Communism is Dead, My Life Feels Empty (Richard Foreman). Regional credits include Asher in My Name Is Asher Lev (Cleveland Playhouse), Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Arizona Theater Company), Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Playmakers Rep), and Transition with Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith (On the Boards). Awards: Xammie for Best Male Actor for The Glass Menagerie. TV: Blue Bloods, Law and Order:SVU, Damages, Guiding Light. FILM: Marcy, InContact.. Noel is Artistic Director of the Obie Award winning Bushwick Starr Theater. TRAINING: Juilliard
JILL EIKENBERRY (Rachel) is best known for her portrayal of Ann Kelsey on NBC’s long-running series, “LA Law,” which earned her four Emmy nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe Award.
Jill has starred on Broadway in “Moonchildren,” “All Over Town,” “Summer Brave,” “Watch on the Rhine” and “Onward Victoria.” Her off-Broadway performances include “Eccentricties of a Nightingale,” “Uncommon Women and Others,” “Lemon Sky” (Obie Award), “Life Under Water (Obie Award), and “The Kid” (Drama Desk nomination) Jill and her husband, Michael Tucker, recently performed in “Enter Laughing – the Musical” off-Broadway and in Sag Harbor. Last summer she and Michael appeared in “Brace Yourself” at the Berkshire Theater Festival. Her feature films include “Between the Lines,” “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days,” “Rich Kids,” “Hide in Plain Sight,” “Arthur,” “The Manhattan Project”, and – most recently – “Something Borrowed” with Kate Hudson and “Young Adult”, playing Charlize Theron’s mom. Jill has appeared in numerous films for television including “An Inconvenient Woman” and “Chantilly Lace”. And most recently she appeared on “Numbers”, “Law and Order” and “Body of Proof.” In 1986 Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she and Michael have been speaking on behalf of breast cancer organizations ever since. In 1989 she produced a documentary about surviving breast cancer called “Destined to Live”, which was broadcast on primetime NBC and won the Humanitas Award.
ELEANOR HANDLEY (Beth) Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Eleanor moved to the USA to complete her MFA at the New School for Drama in NYC. Since graduating she has worked extensively with the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals, most notably as Maggie in ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’, Beatrice in ‘Much Ado about Nothing’, Regan in ‘King Lear’ and Cressida in ‘Troilus and Cressida’. She also played Maria in ‘Twelfth Night’ which was filmed for broadcast on PBS. Other television appearances include ‘As the World Turns’ (CBS), Royal Pains (USA). In New York City she acted opposite Austin Pendleton in the premiere of Chuck Mee’s ‘Limonade Tous les Jours’ and also Dominic Chianese in a chamber adaptation of Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol. www.eleanorhandley.com
KEVIN ISOLA (Dr. Kim/Alec) Broadway: Brooklyn Boy Off-Broadway: By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Second Stage), The Boys in The Band (Transport Group), New House Under Construction (59E59 Street Theatre), Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (The Women’s Project), Trust (The Play Company), The World Over, The Water Children (both for Playwrights Horizons), Twelfth Night, Venus, WASP and Other Plays (all for NYSF/The Public Theater), Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center), The New Bozena (The Cherry Lane). Regional: My Wonderful Day (Two River Theatre), Twelfth Night (McCarter Theatre), Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Around The World in Eighty Days, King Lear, As You Like It (all for Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), The Glass Menagerie (The Old Globe), Brooklyn Boy (South Coast Repertory Theatre), As Bees in Honey Drown (Provincetown Repertory Theatre), The Rainmaker (Baltimore Center Stage), The New Bozena (The Hudson Theatre, The Tiffany Theatre), Venus (Yale Repertory). Film: Passing Harold Blumenthal, Frank the Rat, The New Bozena, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Uninvited, 24 Nights, Academy Boyz, The New Yorker. Television: “Smash”, “Fringe”, “Damages”, “Boston Legal”, “Law and Order”, The Summer of Ben Tyler (Hallmark Hall of Fame), “All My Children”, “Viva Variety”. MFA NYU Graduate Acting Program
ANDREW REIN (Ethan) Off-Broadway: Acts of Love (Kirk Theatre, world premiere), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TBTB). Regional: THIS (TheaterWorks Hartford), Around the World in 80 Days, Bloody Blackbeard (Triad Stage), Jericho (NJ Rep) Mojo (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater), I Hate Hamlet, Rounding Third, The Owl and the Pussycat, A Thousand Clowns (Bickford Theatre), Night and Day, Pentecost (Burning Coal Theatre Company), The Play’s the Thing, The Makropoulos Secret (Washington Stage Guild). Film: Steve Niles’ Remains, Ménage à Trois, Bobby G. Can’t Swim. Television: Law & Order:SVU, Gossip Girl, Law & Order, All My Children, Domestic Bliss Training: M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre, B.A. Duke University. www.andrewrein.com.
CAROL TODD (Jessica) NYC Credits: Making Peter Pope (Harbor Theatre Co.), Submitted by C. Randall McCloskey, Sin-Agog (NY Fringe), Where’s My Cue? (Samuel French Festival Finalist), Woyzeck (Todo Con Nada). Regional: Jericho, Ants, Apple, Whores, Place Setting [Best Leading Actress in a Play Nomination, ‘NJ Tonys’ NJ Star Ledger] (NJ Repertory Co.), Whores, Song of Grendelyn (Playwrights Theatre of NJ), Rain (East Lynne Theatre Co.), Voice of Good Hope (Luna Stage), The Road to Mecca, Top Girls, Betty’s Summer Vacation (The Theater Project), The Importance of Being Earnest (Foundation Theatre), Bluff, Brutality of Fact, Private Eyes, Emma’s Child (12 Miles West Theatre Co.). Film and TV: 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope, Showers of Happiness, The Waiting Room, Actual Jokes for HBO. www.caroltoddactress.com
His plays have been read and performed throughout the United States and England since 2001. His first full length play, Place Setting, was read in Los Angeles in September, 2005 and starred Steven Weber and Jon Cryer. In June, 2007, the New Jersey Repertory Theatre staged Place Setting where it received excellent notices. The New York Times wrote that the play has “unusually punchy writing” while the New Jersey Star-Ledger raved that the play is “funny and fascinating,” had “wonderfully incisive wit” and “tells the truth about how 21st century men and women view relationships.” The paper named it, along with plays by Teresa Rebeck, Elaine May and Edward Albee as one of the best plays of 2007.
His play Poetic License recently finshed an acclaimed run Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. The Associated Press called the play “tense, articulate and impressive – white hot,” Time Out New York hailed it as “witty and eloquent” and The New York Times deemed it “a smart, unsettling drama.”
His collaboration with Harris Yulin, Tennessee Williams: A Life, has played at Julliard, Guild Hall and other places, and featured Harris Yulin, Eli Wallach and Mercedes Ruehl in the original show.
Jericho was named a winner of the 2010 National New Play Network and premiered this October at The New Jersey Repertory Company as one of three theaters producing it as part of the NNPN’s Rolling World Premiere series. The New York Times wrote the play is “a lovely, humorous work with laughs that resolve into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy, “ adding “Mr. Canfora has delivered a smart, hard-hitting drama filled with biting wit.” The Newark Star –Ledger raved “Canfora’s dialogue shows a true writer at work.” www.jackcanfora.com
EVAN BERGMAN (Director) Off- Broadway world premiere of the long running New York and Los Angeles production of The Director starring John Shea. Recent shows includes Saving Kitty (New Jersey Rep), the World Premiere of Love Therapy with two-time Tony Award Nominee Alison Frazer at the Daryl Roth Theater, and the New York premiere of Jack Canfora’s Poetic License featuring Geraint Wyn Davies presented by New Jersey Rep and The Directors Company at 59E59 Theatres. Other plays include The Glass House with Harris Yulin, and the New Jersey Rep world premieres of The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein, (Nominated for 2011 EDGAR Award-Best Mystery/Thriller)