New Comedy at The Tank
Written by Robert Leverett
Directed by Liza Couser
Dec. 9-17 at The Tank, NYC
Photo credit: Ginger Hollander
Featuring (L to R): Zahra Ruffin, Max Samuels* & Priyanka Krishnan*
Written by Robert Leverett; Directed by Liza Couser; Produced by Kerrigan Quenemoen in association with The Tank; Stage Manager: Kelsey Vivian*; Asst. Stage Manager: Kate Budney; Scenic & Prop Design: Lucas A Degirolamo; Lighting Design: Jonah Schnell; Sound Design: Sam West; Intimacy Direction: Veronica Sofia Burt*; Music Compositions: Freeman Leverett
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
November & December 2022
Play at the New Ohio
By Frédéric Sonntag (English Translation by Samuel Buggeln)
Directed by Max Hunter
Nov. 15-Dec. 6
Frédéric Sonntag's great, sour, vivid comedy at The New Ohio Theatre "George Kaplan" is a dark hybrid of Chesterton's "The Man Who Was Thursday" and Annie Baker's "The Antipodes"...much produced in the last ten years, now it's here, translated (by Samuel Buggeln) and mean as a snake
-Helen Shaw of The New Yorker
Photo credit: Nancy Fallon
Featuring (L to R): Elisha Lawson*, Michael DeFilippis, Max Samuels*, Christina Toth* & Campbell Symes*
Director: Max Hunter*; Stage Management: Melanie Ashby; Asst. Director & Dramaturg: Dante de Blasio; Costume Design: Avery Reed; Scenic & Prop Design: Thomas Jenkeleit; Lighting Design: Conor Mulligan; Sound and Multimedia Design: Andrew Freeburg
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
Reading at The Tank
I was delighted to work with this talented group of artists on a powerful new play:
Written by Joey Massa
Directed by Erica Schnitzer
TriBeCa Film Festival
I was honored to be a part of the "phantom cast" of There There, a film by Andrew Bujalski, which premiered at TriBeCa this summer
Pictured left with my good pal and one of the film's stars, Avi Nash
Outdoor Reading in Brooklyn!
I got fratty alongside a group of extraordinary actors in
By Ben Salus
Spring is for Readings!
I've been fortunate to collaborate with extraordinary artists on the following projects this spring:
Virtually Yours: A Musical
By Lisa Ann Grant, Eva Grant Rawizer, Diana Sussman & Lisa Yves
Anton is F*cking Dead
By Miles Mendwelle
Royal Family Productions - 145 W 46th St
By Ian Robles
Hunter College Playwriting MFA roundtable reading
Outdoor Shakespeare in NYC
I had a blast playing Prince Florizel in
New York Shakespeare Exchange's
The Winter's Tale
Directed by Liz Thaler
Audiobook now available on Audible and iTunes!
I had a blast recording my first audiobook! Click here to sign up for Audible and listen
Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion
Written by Paul Binder
Foreword Written and Narrated Glenn Close
Staged Reading at the Brooklyn Navy Yard!
It was a joy to collaborate with the Bridge Production Group & breathe life into celebrated playwright
Lyle Kessler's newest play
A Golden City
Directed by Lyle Kessler and Max Hunter
Stage Management by Melissa Barry
Marcus Naylor, Max Samuels, Victor Slezak, Dana Mazzenga, Margaret Ladd, and Julia Ford Collier
The Sappho Project
I teamed up with The Sappho Project for a workshop of a new musical:
You Are Here
Written By Sukari Jones
Directed by NJ Akuna
Stage Managed by Marissa Gainey
To access a sneak preview of the development process on Friday, May 7th, click here!
New Victory LabWorks
Another wonderful week of development with the FOUNTAIN team!
Written and Conceived by Christopher Anselmo and Jared Corak
Directed by Dana Greenfield
Staged Readings June 22nd & 23rd at New 42nd St Studios
New Play Development at Dartmouth!
I spent a week at Dartmouth College workshopping a new play as part of VoxFest, an annual alumni theatre festival dedicated to the development of new work.
Written by Carol Brown
Directed by Max Hunter
Visit here for more information about the festival and play.
Fall in VT
I'm appearing in OSLO at Northern Stage through October 21st!
Come check out one of the first regional productions of JT Rogers' Tony Award-winning political thriller.
Click here for tickets and more information.
Wilde in Portland
I am currently making my Portland Stage debut as Jack in
The Importance of Being Earnest
Brave the Maine winter to experience this delightful Oscar Wilde classic through February 17th!
For tickets and more information, click here.
Pictured (L-R): Ross Cowan, Allie Freed, Tonya Ingerson, and Max
Photo by Aaron Flacke
Summer in NH
I am returning to the New London Barn Playhouse to play Lord Leonard Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher!
Performances June 26th - July 7th
Visit nlbarn.org for more information
Reading at Urban Stages
A one-night only reading of Christian Elder's new play, #NWORD
Wednesday, December 4th, at 7pm
Visit Broadway World for more information
Yiddish Off-Broadway postponed
I was scheduled to start rehearsals next week for Paddy Chayefsky's The Tenth Man, which will be performed (entirely in Yiddish!) with the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. However, in the interest of everyone's health and safety during the COVID-19 crisis, this production has been postponed until 2021. Visit NYTF.org for updates and more information.
Virtual Theater Lab
I'm thrilled to participate in Vox Theater's 2020 Virtual Summer Theater Lab.
Tune in on Friday, July 24th, at 7pm for a remote Zoom reading of Robert Leverett's new sci-fi comedy, MEAT.
Directed by Liza Couser.
For more information on MEAT and all other Vox programming, visit the VoxFest Website.
Image credit: Nicolle Allen
"Bedford Falls" for the Holidays
This has been a challenging year, but getting to return to Northern Stage to record this beloved American classic was a real bright spot.
Written by Joe Landry
Directed by Carol Dunne
Sound Design by Jane Shaw and Alek Deva
Available to stream on demand Dec. 8-Jan. 3
Tune in for a Vermont Public Radio broadcast on Dec. 12 at 3pm
Free Virtual Theatre
An amnesiac takes shelter with an urban hermit.
I was delighted to play opposite Holden Harris in this striking dark comedy -- streaming on demand for one weekend only.
For more info and exclusive access to the production, click here!
Check out Amazon's new hit!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is now available on Amazon Prime!
When you get to the season finale, you may see a familiar face on your screen...
Check out Episode 3 of the new season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Available now on Netflix!
A reading of a new musical
Come by the Musical Theatre Factory to see a workshop performance of FOUNTAIN, an adventure musical conceived and written by Christopher Anselmo & Jared Corak
Directed by Emi Lirman
Performances June 2nd & 3rd!
Click here for more info and tickets
Heading back to
I will be appearing in a staged reading of Eric Bentley's ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN
Saturday, September 9th at Guild Hall in East Hampton
Directed by Harris Yulin, the play will feature James Earl Jones, Matthew Broderick, Paul Hecht, Richard Kind, Mercedes Ruehl, Barry Scheck, and Harris Yulin, among others!
Tickets on sale here. Hope to see you there!
A Fresh Adaptation of Ibsen's Classic
I will be appearing as Tesman in The Bridge Production Group's world premiere adaptation of Ibsen's 'Hedda Gabler.'
Performances September 29th - October 25th
at the Robert Moss Theatre
For tickets and more information, click here
I recently finished shooting my first co-star role.
You'll find me on Amazon Prime, performing beat poetry in a 1950s night club, when the entire season becomes available later this year.
Stay tuned for more info!
Angry Young Man
After a successful run at Urban Stages, the band is back together for another run of the show — this time in The Hamptons! We’re performing at Guild Hall in East Hampton June 3rd through June 18th.
Visit www.guildhall.org for more info.
Hope to see you out east!
Angry Young Man
Performances have begun for my Off-Broadway debut! I’m appearing in the American Premiere of Ben Woolf’s hit comedy, ‘Angry Young Man’.
We run through April 9th at Urban Stages.
Visit urbanstages.org for more info.
A Christmas Carol
I just finished a run of 'A Christmas Carol'
at Northern Stage!
"Max Samuels was full of youthful charm as Scrooge’s nephew Fred, and, keeping the family resemblance, a severe younger Scrooge."
— Barre-Montpelier Times Argus
Pictured (from L to R): Susan Haefner, Irene Green, Bill Kux, and me
Photo: Rob Strong