Ten Bones Theatre Company

    Hand-Forged Theatre

    In a Little Room

    The world premiere production of a hilarious dark comedy coming to The Wild Project this September

     New York, NY, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    Meet the amazing cast for "In a Little Room"!

    JEB KREAGER* (Manning) NY theater:  Oslo (Broadway, Off-B'way (Obie Award)),  The Sister (Dutch Kills), Freedom Club (Connelly Theater), Body Language (The Active Theater), GoldRussianFingerLove (Ontological Theater), The Fab Four Reach the Pearly Gates (P.S.122). Regional includes Actors Theatre of Louisville, Center Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, People’s Light & Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company (Barrymore Award), Delaware Theatre Company, Walker Arts Center, Children’s Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, 1812 Productions, Theatre Exile. Founding member of the Obie Award-winning New Paradise Laboratories (including 15 original works). Film: Rene, Flogging Margaret, Silly Little Game, Snow. TV: “Outsiders,” “Madam Secretary,” “Late Night With Seth Myers” (voiceover), “Person of Interest,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Unforgettable,” “Friends of the People.”  Upcoming: "Marvel's The Punisher" (Netflix).

    LUIS-DANIEL MORALES (Charlie) is a native New Yorker, an actor and director. He began his training at the LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and the Performing Arts (The “Fame” School) then continued at NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts/Stella Adler Studio of Acting where he received his BFA in Theatre. Stage credits include Hamlet in Hamlet, Prior in Angels in America: Perestroika, Pinky in Our Lady of 121st Street ,Teach in American Buffalo, Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Ken in  Rumors, and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream to name a few. Directing credits include: Some Girls, Spinning into Butter, Anna in the Tropics, Crimes of the Heart, Rumors, Hurlyburly and most recently The Motherfucker with the Hat. He has also appeared in several commercials, music videos, and independent films-- most recently in the 2016 premiere of "Where Hearts Lie". 

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    “Well, maybe the reason we do what we do is because…it’s worth it.”   
                         - Charlie from "In a Little Room"

    Ten Bones Theatre Company is very excited to produce the world premiere of Pete McElligott’s In a Little Room at The Wild Project in the East Village in September. For the past five years we have loved producing our very popular Entirely from Memory comedy series, but it has always been our mission to produce an eclectic body of theatrical work, and we are thrilled this year to expand our repertoire by producing our first full length production!


    Drawing from his time working as a Radiology Tech Assistant in a hospital Emergency Room, Pete wrote the first draft of In A Little Room in 2008.  He named it In A Little Room after seeing his future wife in a production of As You Like It, borrowing the title from a Touchstone quip ("It strikes a man more dead, than a great reckoning in a little room").  The play received a workshop at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca and was then presented in New York as part of their Pilot Reading series, but this will be the first full production of the play.

    In A Little Room tells the story of two strangers trapped in the cold comforts of a hospital waiting room. They feebly try to restart their lives and fail fantastically as the hospital, possibly, burns down around them.  Pete's play is irreverent, absurd, and sobering as its two main characters try to outsmart the grieving process.


    Ten  Bones  is  a  company  dedicated  to  creating  theatre  based  on  three  principles: 

    1. The  presence  of  the audience is to be embraced. We are not simply playing to their eyes and their ears. They brought more than that to  the  show.  It  should  be  acknowledged. 
    2. Hand-forged  Theatre.  Our  work  is  the  product  of  standing  by  our instincts  and recovering  from  our  mistakes,  but  most  importantly  it  is  something  that  is  unmistakably  our  own. Work created with investment and pride, and then given away generously. 
    3. A sense of play. Play must always be present. It may lead to deep connections and rich experiences, but we must always start and end with playing. 

    Ten Bones seeks to create an eclectic body of work, focusing not on style, period, or playwrights as much  as  on  the  merit,  ambience,  and  artistic  value  of  the  productions  as  well  as  the  tangible  impacts  on our audience and community. 


    Pete McElligott (Playwright) is a New York-based playwright, actor and teacher. New York productions of his work include: Wake at the NYU Shop Theater, and The Diary of Lisa Frank at The PIT and The Player’s Theatre. Full length works With a Bang, In a Little Room, and Gravediggers have had public readings with Pipeline Theatre Company, Stella Adler Studio, and Theatre East. He is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Ten Bones Theatre Company, where he created and produces the very successful Entirely from Memory series.

    Regionally, With A Bang, a National New Play Network (NNPN) selection, had it’s regional premiere as an NEA grant recipient at Southern Repertory Theater in New Orleans, and subsequently received productions in Indianapolis at The Phoenix Theater and in Bel Air, Maryland by the HCC Actor's Guild. Its companion piece, With A Whimper, was also produced by The Phoenix in Indianapolis the following season. In New Orleans, productions consist of Not to Be at Le Chat Noir and Double Hockey Sticks at The Alamo Underground. In a Little Room was selected for a workshop in Ithaca, New York as a part of The Hangar Theatre’s New Play Reading Series. 

    Commissions include: Adventures in Wonderland, a choose-your-own-adventure immersive work written for The NOLA Project, a New Orleans-based ensemble theater company, for the sculpture garden of the New Orleans Museum of Art, The Disappearing Clarinet (One-Act) for a workshop by Ten Bones Theater Company, and a re-imagining of Don Quixote in the Spring of 2016, also with The NOLA Project.

    Patrick Vassel (Director) is a director, writer, and teacher from Akron, Ohio. Patrick is the Associate and Supervising Director of Hamilton - on Broadway, in Chicago, and the 1st National Tour. Broadway: Magic/Bird (Assistant Director). New York: Two Rooms (79 Clifton Place), Rum for Sale (Columbia University), Gravediggers (Theatre East Reading), Connect (Workshop – Ten Bones), The Adventures of Boy and Girl (FringeNYC ’13), We the People: America Rocks! (TheatreWorks USA nat’l tour), Font of Knowledge (Shelby Company), The Little Dog Laughed (The Gallery Players, 1st NYC Revival). Regional/University: Lombardi (Palace Theatre, Wisconsin), Six Characters in Search of an Author (University of Notre Dame, Original Adaptation) As a co-writer/director: Nothing Left to Burn (Ars Nova ANTFest, The Public Theater New Work Now!, The Lark Playwrights Week 2015).

    Zachary Zirlin (Set Designer and Graphic Artist) is a graphic artist, set designer, and photographer based out of Brooklyn. Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Zach studied set design at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, working predominantly on theater design before moving into the film and television realm. His recent television work includes Mozart in the Jungle, The Defenders, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil.  Other film and TV credits include House of Cards, Girls, The Avengers, and Eat, Pray, Love. His side business, Zachary Zirlin Photography, caters to portraits, headshots, and travel as well as production photography. 

    Evan Prizant's (Costume Designer) designs for theatre, opera, and dance have been seen on stages across the country, from Cape Cod to Honolulu, including his hometown Louisville, KY, and his current home Brooklyn, NY. Recently, Evan was the Associate Costume Designer for Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  As an assistant and a maker, he has worked with The Signature, The Public, New York City Center, The Vineyard, Barrow Street, Second Stage, and a season with the Hawaii Opera Theatre.  Some favorite designs include: James and the Giant Peach at Stage One in Louisville; the rock-and-roll musicals Vinegar Tom and Peer Gynt; two different 8-actor productions of A Midsummer Nights Dream; and the world premieres of The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Ars Nova/Dutch Kills), I Saw His Body and Forgot My Own (Soaking WET), Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (The Mad Ones), Some Editing and Some Theme Music (FringeNYC, NOLA Fringe), and Gormanzee and Other Stories (Anna+Meredith). Evan holds an MFA from Boston University and a BA from Tulane University.


    By necessity, theatre is an art form that requires a large team, working together towards a common goal. The collaboration of artists is what makes theatre inherently compelling – and what makes it inherently expensive.

    In order to make In a Little Room possible this September, we have committed $5,000 of existing capital, and projected $10,000 in ticket sales, but to close our funding gap, we need to raise an additional $12,000. 

    For an idea of where your donation would go in support of this production: 

    • If you give $15, your donation will cover our Fiscal Sponsorship dues for one month, making it possible for us to receive donations that are tax deductible for our donors. 
    • If you give $30, your donation will cover a can of paint necessary to paint the set that will create the titular “little room.” 
    • If you give $100, your donation will cover the costs of auditions, and make sure that we get to see as many talented actors as possible 
    • If you give $500, your donation will cover the costs of printing promotional materials to ensure that as many people as possible will get to see this play. 
    • If you give $1000, you must like us! Your donation will cover the artist’s fee for one of the many talented artists who have signed on to make this production possible.  
    • If you give $5000, you must really like us! Your donation will cover the outstanding portion of our venue’s rental fee, and make sure this show has a roof over it’s head. 


    Thank you in advance for supporting Ten Bones, and for supporting the arts! Without the support of our audience, peers, friends, family, and funders, the work that we do simply wouldn't be possible, and we can't thank you enough.

    Ten Bones Theatre Company is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Ten Bones Theatre Company must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.



    Donate $15.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    For making a contribution in this amount, we will thank you in our program, on our website, and in our hearts.


    Donate $30.00 or more

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    For making a contribution in this amount, we will thank you in our program and we will have the cast and crew sign that program for you!


    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $20.00 is tax-deductible.

    For making a contribution in this amount, we will have the full team sign a poster for you, and we will offer you 2 complimentary tickets to an Entirely from Memory show of your choosing!


    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $50.00 is tax-deductible.

    For making a contribution in this amount, we will send you a signed poster, 2 tickets to opening night, 2 tickets to an EFM show of your choosing, and a homemade cake or pie by producer (and baking enthusiast) Claire Gresham.


    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $350.00 is tax-deductible.

    For making a contribution in this amount, we will send you a signed poster, 2 tickets to opening night, 2 tickets to an EFM show of your choosing, and you will receive a one-hour, natural light portrait session with Zach Zirlin Photography.


    Donate $2,500.00 or more

    Amount over $1,030.00 is tax-deductible.

    For making a contribution in this amount, we will send you a signed poster, 2 tickets to opening night, 2 tickets to an EFM show of your choosing, AND you will receive 2 tickets to see Hamilton with a personal backstage/onstage tour after the show.