THE HAIRY APE



Production Credits

By Eugene O’Neill

Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte

On Stage
Yank: Willem Dafoe
Mildred: Kate Valk
Her Aunt: Peyton Smith also Vivianne DeMuynck
Paddy: Scott Renderer also Fisher Stevens and Daniel Zippi
Long: Dave Shelley
Prisoner on Video: Roy Faudree
I.W.W. Secretary: Paul Lazar also Scott Shepherd
Boom Operator: Shaun Irons
Stage Assistant: Rolf Heim also Brick Stalt, Ari Fliakos, Jeffry P. Sugg, and Joel Bassin

Off Stage
Set: Jim Clayburgh
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Music: John Lurie
Sound: James “J.J.” Johnson and John Collins also Geoff Abbas
Video: Christopher Kondek with Philip Bussmann
Assistant Director: Clay Hapaz
Production Manager: Jim Findlay
Master Electrician: Georg Bugiel also Reid Farrington
Rigger: Ruud van den Akker
Audio System Design: John Collins
Costumes: The Wooster Group
Costume Construction: Ellen McCartney and Kate Valk

Special thanks to Teddy Atlas, Bill Ballou, and Courtney Harmel

John Lurie’s music performed/recorded by the John Lurie National Orchestra

THE HAIRY APE was produced by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc.


Production History

1994 June-July: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1994 August 30-September 9: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1994 December: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1995 January: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1995 February 1-March 5: THE HAIRY APE work-in-progress showings at The Performing Garage
1995 April-June: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals and work-in-progress showings at The Performing Garage
1996 January: THE HAIRY APE rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1996 January 24-February 18: THE HAIRY APE performances at The Performing Garage
1996 April 18-May 4: THE HAIRY APE performances at the Luna Theatre, Brussels, Belgium
1997 March-May 25: THE HAIRY APE performances at the Selwyn Theatre, New York, New York
1997 June 4-9: THE HAIRY APE performances at the Weiner Feswochen, Vienna, Austria
1997 June 14-16: THE HAIRY APE at Theatre Am Turm, Frankfurt, Germany
1997 June 22-30: THE HAIRY APE at the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin, Germany
1998 June 7-16: THE HAIRY APE performances at The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 June 25-July 3: THE HAIRY APE performances at The Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany
1998 July 11-15: THE HAIRY APE performances at The Murgulho No Futuro Festival (Expo 98), Lisbon, Portugal
2001 October 19-November 6: THE HAIRY APE performances at Melbourne Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2001 November 22-26: THE HAIRY APE performances at Festival D'Automne, Paris, France


Articles & Reviews

Ben Brantley review in the New York Times (subscription required)