Broadway producer, Jim Kierstead joins Erik Champney as producers of the New York premiere of Champney’s new play … about an erotic game of cat and mouse.”


Part of the 10th anniversary season of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Theaters at the Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, New York City
(btw Rivington & Delancey)
Thursday 7/12 @9:30pm-11:00pm

Saturday 7/14 @9:15pm-10:45pm

Sunday 7/15 @1:45pm-3:15pm

Tuesday 7/17 @5:45pm-7:15pm

Thursday 7/19 @9:45pm-11:15pm

Sunday 7/22 7:30pm-9:00pm


New York – The newest member of the company – ironically – is its co-producer.

Jim Kierstead has become synonymous with quality work on Broadway with credits that include KINKY BOOTS (Tony, Olivier), PIPPIN (Tony), WAITRESS, INDECENT, THE GREAT COMET, THE VISIT, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (all Tony nominated), M. BUTTERFLY, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY.  Plus London: DREAMGIRLS, YANK!, THRILL ME.  Off-Broadway: UNEXPECTED JOY, THRILL ME, YANK!  Upcoming:  PRETTY WOMAN, AIN’T TOO PROUD, SPARKLER.  He is currently on the Board of The York Theatre Company, The Abingdon Theatre Company, and The New York Theatre Barn.

DEAD BRAINS concerns the relationship of Henry and Philly, who have gotten a little caught up in their fantasy. No truth. No regret. No boundaries. Artist and muse, they are idols in their own minds. Enter Corey – vulnerable and real. Now a decision must be made about his role in their game. It’s time to change the rules. Again, and again and again. In Erik Champney’s dark and often hilarious thriller, art is dangerous, and nothing is sacred.

Adam Chisnall directs the ménage of Richard Wingert, Ellie Gossage, and Matt Maretz in a production benefiting RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

“I’m thrilled to be working with Erik and this talented cast and crew!” proclaimed the veteran Broadway producer regarding his association with Champney and company.  Jim remains committed to discovering and developing the work of talented up-and-coming playwrights.


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