Andrew Garman '98 Takes the Stage in The Moors
March 22, 2017
Acting alumni Andrew Garman ’98 takes the stage as the family dog, Mastiff, in the Playwright Realm’s production of Jen Silverman’s The Moors. Inspired by the Brontës, the production envisions the lives of two imaginative sisters living in isolation on the bleak moors, and the disorder that comes to their household with the arrival of a new governess.
The play is “a bit like having a conversation with an ardent and intelligent Brontë devotee,” wrote The New York Times. This New York premiere was directed by Mike Donahue with recent Columbia grad Benita De Wit ’16 as the assistant director.
Garman recently garnered acclaim for his leading role in the world premiere, and subsequent productions, of Lucas Hnath’s The Christians. Other notable roles include appearing on Broadway with Al Pacino in Salome, Burning with the New Group, Uncle Vanya at Classic Stage Company, and Whore at the Summer Play Festival (SPF) among many others.
De Wit is a director with an interest in devised and immersive works, originally from Sydney, Australia, where she worked for a range of festivals and companies including The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Sydney Festival, The Sydney Fringe and Griffin Theatre Company. She has assisted Gregory Mosher (faculty) on the African Tour ofAround the World, a project performed in schools and community centers in Kenya and South Africa to start conversations about the plight of young women. She will direct “Waves + Lines” by composer Gemma Peacocke at Roulette.
The Moors will run at the Duke on 42nd Street through March 25. Tickets are available here.