Comfort is an actor and writer who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome when he was 7. The Elephant in Every Room I Enter was developed with Kel Haney in Mabou Mines’ Resident Artist Project. Acting and writing credits: Original solo show YOU'RE NOT TOUGH, (HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place - directed by Kel Haney), FISHMEN (INTAR), JULIUS CAESAR (A.R.T.), BE THE DEATH OF ME (The Civilians – workshop), CARDENIO (A.R.T., u/s), THE ZERO HOUR (13P), REENTRY(American Records), A PARSIFAL (PS122), RED BEADS (Mabou Mines), Richard Maxwell's HENRY IV, PART 1 (BAM, Hebbel Theatre - Berlin), FUNERAL GAMES (Public Theater- workshop). MFA from ART. For more info about Gardiner visit: www.gardinercomfort.com. Thank you Kel and the talented design team and crew for creating this show with me.
Haney also with Gardiner Comfort: YOU’RE NOT TOUGH (HERE, Dixon Place). Recent credits include: Haney/Comfort’s THE ELEPHANT IN EVERY ROOM I ENTER (Next Door at New York Theater Workshop & La MaMa), Christopher Wall's THE INHERENT SADNESS OF LOW-LYING AREAS (World Premiere - New World Symphony, Miami), Sharyn Rothstein's A GOOD FARMER (Premiere - American Theater Group), Neil LaBute’s WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (59E59 -- world premiere) and THE WAY WE GET BY (American Theater Group -- regional premiere), Laura Maria Censabella's PARADISE (Luna Stage; Passage Theatre), Chris Cragin-Day's A WOMAN (59E59 -- world premiere) and FOSTER MOM (Premiere Stages), Vickie Ramirez’s GLENBURN 12WP (59E59), Jordan Jaffe’s CRUDE (Black Lab Theatre/Theater 511 @ Ars Nova - featuring Nico Tortorella), Jonathan Caren’s THE RECOMMENDATION (The Flea), Quiara Alegria Hudes’s WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, Kate Cortesi’s GREAT KILLS, Deborah Brevoort’s MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT, James Christy’s AT LIBERTY HALL (all at Premiere Stages). She has directed/developed new work with Abingdon Theatre Company, The Amoralists, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane, Keen Company, Labyrinth, The Lark, Ma-Yi, Naked Angels, New Dramatists, New Georges, Partial Comfort, Playwrights Realm, Rattlestick, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, & Williamstown. Also: MTC Directing Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Mabou Mines Residency, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange and a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Ms. Haney also directed the critically acclaimed short films, I AM THEM and STAY CLOSE. www.kelhaney.com
Gardiner Comfort – Performer/Creator
Kel Haney – Director/Creator
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Originally developed through Mabou Mines' Artistic Residency
Jack Sharkey (Angel Donor), Carol Tambor Melisa Annis, John & Jane Comfort, Colleen Werthmann, Steve Harper, Eljon Wardally, Andrew Doga, Andrew Doga, Josh Martinez-Nelson, Josh Lefrancois, Liz Hynes, Olivia D'Ambrosio, Beth, Alley Scott, Michael