CYCLE A Vaudeville Comedy by Rose ourtney With Original Music by Rachel Kaufman

Production History

After being honored as a finalist in the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, CYCLE received a production in February 2007 at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Wiltsie Bridge Productions and Lara Lee Hullinghorst producers. It was directed by Craig Carlisle, with Music Direction and Accompaniment by Rachel Kaufman. Choreography was by Laura Sheehy. The costumes were designed by Karen Flood, lighting by Carrie Yacono, and props by Tyne Firman. The Production Stage Manager was Brad Gore. The cast was as follows: J.T. Arbogast, Krista Braun, Michael Leydon Campbell, Rose Courtney, Sarah Hund, Halley Zien and Eric Zuckerman.

In August 2008, CYCLE was presented by the New York International Fringe Festival. Out of the festival's over two hundred offerings, CYCLE was one of six to be highlighted by The New Yorker magazine and was praised by critics, such as The Village Voice, which called it "an inspired, overdue, and rather brave counterweight to a decade of 'edge'". This staging, at Spiegelworld, was produced by Wiltsie Bridge Productions in association with Jeremy Handelman, Off The Leash Productions. It was once again directed by Craig Carlisle, with music direction and accompaniment by Rachel Kaufman, costume design by Karen Flood, and choreography by Laura Sheehy. The lighting design was by Lisa Weinshrott and Michael L. Kimmel, and the production stage manager was Amy Cavenaugh. Joe Lopez and Ashley Pearse were production assistants/musicians. The cast was as follows: J.T. Arbogast, Krista Braun, Danielle Cautela, Rose Courtney, Michael E. Lopez, Halley Zien, and Eric Zuckerman.