Play: Grand Concourse
Synopsis: Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency. When Emma—a rainbow-haired college dropout—arrives to volunteer, her volatile mix of generosity and self-involvement throws Shelley’s life into chaos. With both humor and generosity Grand Concourse asks big questions about the limits of both compassion and forgiveness.
Cast Breakdown: 2 Women 2 Men
Set / Costume Requirements:unit set / contemporary costumes
Play Service: Samuel French
Bio: Heidi Schreck is a playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actor. Heidi's other plays include Creature, produced in New York by New Georges and Page 73 and in a well-received production directed by Leigh Silverman; There Are No More BigSecrets, directed by Kip Fagan, which premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre (New York Magazine and Time Out New York’s Critic’s pick), and The Consultant, which was produced by Long Wharf Theater in 2014. A former Page 73 Playwriting Fellow and Sundance and Soho Rep artist, Heidi is currently working on commissions for South Coast Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club/Sloan Foundation, and True Love Productions. As an actor she has also performed extensively at theaters such as Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre (Shakespeare in the Park), Manhattan Theatre Club, Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, The Foundry, Clubbed Thumb, The Women’s Project, The Roundabout, Williamstown, Berkeley Rep and Center Theatre Group. Heidi has also worked as staff writer and story editor on Nurse Jackie. Heidi was the 2014 Roe Green Award Winner from the Cleveland Playhouse and is also Playwrights Horizons’ first Clare Tow Foundation playwright-in-residence.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus