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BACK

A featured event of the Ken Davenports RAVE Theatre Festival.

Written and featuring Matt Webster with Terra Mackintosh

Directed by David Perlow

This 90-minute drama will perform Saturday 8/10 @ 2:15pm – 3:45pm; Tuesday 8/13 @ 8:45pm – 10:15pm; Friday 8/16 @ 7pm – 8:30pm; Sunday 8/18 @ 4pm – 5:30pm; Friday 8/23 @ 9:15pm – 10:45pm

Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35213/production/1012672

Instagram: @BackThePlay

Facebook: @Back – A New Play

Website: www.BackThePlay.com

What would you do for a second chance at life?

Leah, grieving over the death of her boyfriend, could really use a friend right now. She decides to travel to New York City to reconnect with Derek, her best friend. But they are more than best friends. The undeniable chemistry and inherent trust made these two “meant for each other” But far too much went wrong between them. Leah makes Derek an incredible offer – a chance to “go back” … in time. The two come face-to-face with a new technology that makes a life do-over possible. But there are rules about altering your present reality – rules that can have devastating effects. Do they dare risk rewriting their lives in search of a happy ending?

Director David Perlow is a familiar face to Broadway auaidneces, having had principle roles on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, Casa Valentina, The Humans, Blackbird, Once On This Island, Wicked (National Tour). He also served as an associate director to Joe Mantello, Sam Gold, Michael Arden, Sean Mathias, and Michael Grief at venues including world premier plays at Roundabout Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater. He is Artistic Director of ATTENTION Theatre and founder of THE ACTOR’S GYM

The production features lighting design by Greg Solomon and a set designed by Tim McMath

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Matt Webster is a New York City based actor and writer. Most recently, Matt performed on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre in DGF Toasts: Stephen Schwartz. In addition to singing in the show, Matt contributed the vocal arrangements. Matt has been seen onstage as Glad Hand in the Broadway Tour of West Side Story and won a Best Actor BroadwayWorld Award for his portrayal of Johnny Pope in A Hatful of Rain. Matt has performed with many companies throughout NYC, including: LaMaMa Theatre, LABA Theatre, Vital Theatre, Connecticut Children’s Theatre, and Rescue Agreement. Matt can also be seen on screen in various feature films, commercials, web-series, and short films. As a writer, Matt’s first musical, Kingdom Come, won Best Musical at the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival in NYC.  Since winning the festival, Kingdom Come has been featured at the New York Theatre Barn and the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. Kingdom Come made its regional premier at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. His second original musical, Propaganda! The Musical was produced at the Pearl Theatre on 42nd St. as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. It won several awards, including: Best Featured Actress and Best Choreography. It had its regional premier in Orlando, Florida at the Winter Park Playhouse in 2017. Propaganda! The Musical made its international debut at the Gaetnerplatz Theatre in Munich, Germany in July of 2018. This summer, Propaganda! The Musical will be released as a one of a kind, fully produced, podcast musical, featuring a full sound design, complete orchestra, and a cast filled with Broadway stars. Matt’s children’s show, a fast-paced, four-actor version of Cinderella, featuring songs from the Great American Songbook, premiered in March 2017 in Washington, DC with the American Pops Orchestra. Matt’s play, BACK, makes its NYC debut in August as part of Ken Davenport’s Rave Festival. Matt will play the role of Derek. He is currently writing several projects including: a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing featuring chart topping country hits; a film called Super, about the opioid epidemic Ohio; and a new play called Jay and the Contest. He received his BFA in Acting from West Virginia University where he was named the outstanding graduate from the College of Creative Arts. Matt is a founding member of the Magic Forest Theatre Company – a traveling children’s theatre that performs at pre-schools and daycares across the NY Metro area. Matt won the 2016 Johnny Mercer Award for Songwriting and currently works as assistant to Broadway’s Andrew Lippa.

www.TheOtherMattWebster.com

Terra Mackintosh – New York: Salty, Grounded (ATTENTIONTheatre), Running Interference (Fringe Excellence in Ensemble Award), Bryony Lavery’s Frozen, No One Asked Me (Fringe Excellence in Ensemble Award, Encore Series Selection), Fool for Love, Somewhere Safer, The New Hopeville Comics. Regional: Beautiful Star and Blackbeard (Triad Stage). Television: ‘High Maintenance’, ‘Divorce’, ‘Smash’, ‘The Ordained’ (CBS pilot), ‘Keep Me Posted’ (Web Series). Film: ‘I Am Like You’, ‘Out the Door’, ‘A Good Marriage’ by Stephen King, ‘Reasonable Suspicion’, ‘In Defense of Wonder’ (Atlanta Film Festival selection) and ‘Ready to Ride!’ (Zeno Mountain Farm). Training: BA in Musical Theatre from Ball State University (Honors College Diploma), CAP21 Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, The Freeman Studios and The Actor’s Gym (David Perlow). Terra is an associate company member of Animus Theatre Company.

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