THICKER THAN WATER
Saturday, May 6 @ 8PM
Written by COLE ESCOLA & AARON JACKSON
Directed by CHRISTIAN COULSON
Choreography by JASON WISE
Featuring AARON JACKSON, COLE ESCOLA, JEFF HILLER, ERIN MARKEY & BOWEN YANG
ABOUT THE SHOW
All About Eve meets Blackfish in a staged reading of this play about the bond between a vain dolphin trainer and her cunning daughter. Written by Cole Escola and Aaron Jackson, who play mother and daughter respectively, this comedy warns of what can become of a family lest they forget that blood is… thicker than water.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
AARON JACKSON is a comedian based in New York City. He’s appeared on Broad City, The Detour and a slew of internet videos. Along with Josh Sharp, he recently optioned a screenplay based on their stage show, Fucking Identical Twins, to 20th Century Fox.
COLE ESCOLA is a comedian, actor and writer currently playing Matthew on Hulu’s Difficult People. He’s largely known for his original comedy videos including “Mom Commercial” about what happens when you give your kids the wrong orange juice. He co-created, wrote and starred in the lo-fi, cult-hit sketch showJeffery & Cole Casserole. Other TV credits include Mozart in the Jungle, Man Seeking Woman, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order, and Netflix’s The Characters. He originated the role of Bridget Everett’s fetus in “Rock Bottom” for The Public Theater in a performance Variety referred to as “heroic.” His solo sketch shows have garnered praise and buzz from the likes of PAPER Magazine and Lena Dunham. He’s been named one of the Out 100 and one of Time Out New York’s Top Ten Downtown Cabaret Performers.
CHRISTIAN COULSON is an actor and director based in New York. Film includes: Peter & John, Love is Strange, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him, Gayby, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Hours, Four Feathers. TV includes: Nashville (recurring), Mozart in the Jungle, Eye Candy, Nurse Jackie, The Good Wife, Gossip Girl, Miss Marple, Charles II, Little Britain, Hornblower, Forsyte Saga, Love in a Cold Climate. Off-Broadway: The Changeling (Red Bull), Everything You Touch (Rattlestick), A Picture of Autumn (Mint). Regional: Constellations (The Old Globe), Travesties (McCarter), Dutch Masters (BTF). UK: Hedda Gabler (Palimpsest), Ghosts (Gate Theatre), Festen (national tour), Journey’s End (West End), Romeo and Juliet (Liverpool Playhouse). Director: Shorts in the Summer (the Tank, NYC); Jeffery & Cole… (New York, Los Angeles, Australia). Assistant Director for The Effect (off-Broadway, Barrow Street) and Man From Nebraska (Second Stage).
ABOUT ONE NIGHT STANDS
Ars Nova gets to know a wide range of artists each year by inviting them into our home, giving them free reign of our state-of-art toys, and inviting you to see what happens in these one-night-only performances. See who’s caught our eye.