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Cast Anna Christie 2017


SARAH-MACDONNELL Anna Christie Provincetown



TV includes guest stars on FRIENDS, ER, STAR TREK DS9, DREAM ON and MURDER SHE WROTE. Stage credits include Off-Broadway at The Irish Arts Center, The Beckett and First Look Theatre Company. L.A. Stage includes premieres at the Tiffany, Celtic Art Center, Theater 40 and a Dramalogue Award for Titania in The Old Globe’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM; Regional work includes the premieres SYBIL: Gore BoothTHE MUSICAL, ROSETTA (Provincetown Theater), and BACK TO NATURE (Wellfleet Preservation Hall). She recently appeared in SMALL CRAFT WARNINGS (Tennessee Williams Festival) ‘‘MacDonnell is desperately moving” (Charles Isherwood NY Times). Dublin Ireland: Cobalt Theatre, Sean O’Casey Theatre. Her latest film, “A Murder in Cape Cod” is premiering this summer. Bard College and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. DramaloguGore-Booth Best Actress award nominee, she is a director, dramaturge, theater reviewer and member of the band Sarah Mac and the Rodeo Drive-Bys.






JODY-O’NEIL Anna Christie Provincetown


JODY O’NEIL (Chris Christopherson

is pleased to reprise his role in Provincetown Dramatic Arts Wharf House production of ANNA CHRISTIE. This spring, he appeared opposite Erica Morris in Steven Ross’s staging of EDUCATING RITA at Eventide Theater Co. in Dennis. Other recent roles include, for Provincetown Theater: Claire in THE MAIDS, directed by James P. Bryne and Harry Evans in THE VERGE, directed by Nathan Butera; Tyrone, Jr. in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and Gerry Evans in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, directed by Steve Reynolds for Eventide. He can be seen as Ivan Zamir in the 14-part TV series, OFFSEASON, currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Jody is the founder and Artistic Director of Sailor Beware, a Cape Cod theater coalition of Actors’ Equity Association Members.







J. STEPHEN BRANTLEY Anna Christi Provincetown



Off-Broadway: Mope (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Murder In The First (59E59), Pirira (Theatre 167). Regional: The Night Alive (Guild Hall), Of Mice And Men (Bay Street), and Romeo And Juliet with its zombie sequel R & J & Z at Stonington Opera House. TV: “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter” (Adult Swim), “Difficult People” (Hulu). Previous P-town appearances include Slap & Tickle at Provincetown Theater and Chicken-Fried Ciccone at the 2014 Afterglow Festival. Brantley is an eight-time New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee and winner of the Micheál MacLiammóir Award for Best Actor at the 2013 Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival.








LYNDA STURNER Anna Christie Provincetown



is thrilled to be back playing Marthy in Anna Christie. Broadway: Oliver! ; The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds, Off-Broadway and years later in Provincetown: The Food Chain; A Perfect Ganesh; The Allergist’s Wife; Wit; Ryan Landry’s The Gulls and 8 plays by Meryl Cohn including Insatiable Hunger and And Sophie Comes Too. She won the Eva Gore-Booth Best Actress Award at the Dublin International Gay Theater Festival for her play Super-Lubricated written with Jim Dalglish. Artistic Director of Playwright’s Forum, a member of the Actor’s Studio Playwright’s Unit, The Woman’s Project, was co-president of The League Of Professional Theatre Women. Journalist: The Provincetown Banner, NiteLife Exchange, and TheaterMania.










has been coming to The Cape since before he was born, and is excited to be making his Provincetown stage debut! He is a New York City-based playwright and educator with an MFA from Columbia University. He is the author of Everyman (Winner, Samuel French Play Festival) He is the author of the plays Freshman Fifteen (NYC Actors Studio), The Riverside Symphony (Planet Connections Theater Festivity), The Kuptferberg Family Tragedy (New York Stage and Film), To Barcelona! (Ignited States), Chelsea, Alaska (Lion Theater), and his newest work, Untitled First Draft (Developed at Primary Stages), loosely based on the life of Norman Mailer. His plays have been published by Samuel French, the New York Theater Review, and he is a regular contributing theater reviewer and interviewer at His many short plays have been produced by Blue Box Productions, Brain Melt Consortium, Crosstown Playwrights, New York Madness, and he was a contributing member of the New York Actors Studio. When Michael isn’t writing plays, screenplays, or theater criticism, he is a private tutor in New York City.