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Company member Ellen Adair hosts a new podcast, “Love Takes Action,” presented by New York Life. The bi-weekly pilot series follows eight people who have put their love into action during pivotal events in their lives, sharing moments of love, strength, resiliency, and humanity.

Company member Colby Minifie, who has had a recurring role on The Boys during its first two seasons, returns as a series regular in the recently released third season, now available to stream on Amazon Prime. Colby plays Ashley Barrett, the often stressed VP of Hero Management for Vought. The show was recently renewed for a fourth season.

The audio version of this year’s Off-Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, directed by Robert O’Hara, is now available on Audible. Company member Ato Blankson-Wood played Edmund alongside a cast including Bill Camp, Elizabeth Marvel, and Jason Bowen. The production inspired by the events of 2020 follows the Tyrone family, living together again under lockdown, and is a visceral and provocative exploration of addiction and mental health speaking to our present moment.

Company member Kathleen Turco-Lyon plays the Countess of Roussillon in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s new production of All’s Well That Ends Well, directed by Wendy Franz, running now through August 6 in Boulder, Colorado. Kathleen is also set to appear as Volumnia in Coriolanus, directed by Anthony Powell, running July 17 through August 7.

Company member Pamela Dunlap appears in a staged reading of ROE by Lisa Loomer—part outdoor rally, part call to action, presented by the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles through July 10. The play follows the divergent personal journeys of lawyer Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the landmark 1973 case.

Company member Lisa Rothe directs Indecent at the Chautauqua Theater Company. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and originally co-created with Rebecca Taichman, Indecent is inspired by true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America the play with music is full of joyful human passion and is a brilliant, moving experience about theater, censorship, and love. The production runs July 1-14.

Three films featuring company members that screened at the Tribeca Festival earlier this month are still available for online streaming. Two feature length films: The Courtroom, featuring Kristin Villanueva and Linda Powell; and A Love Song, with Benja Kay Thomas are available, as well as the short film Troy from Mike Donohue and Jen Silverman, which also features Kristin Villanueva.

Company member Lizan Mitchell appears in Bodies They Ritual by Angela Hanks, the final selection of this year’s Clubbed Thumb Summerworks festival of new plays. The play follows a group of Texan ladies on a birthday trip to a Santa Fe sweat lodge and explores what bubbles to the surface as the women try to connect with a deeper sense of spirituality.

A new short film from company member Charles Socarides, his debut as writer and director, was recently released online. Ray, starring Juan Castano and Sarah Steele, premiered on June 22nd and is available to stream at Film Shortage.  Read more about the film.

Company members Mark Jacoby and Linda Powell appear in the pre-Broadway engagement of A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical in Boston. Will Swenson plays Neil Diamond early in his life, while Mark plays Neil Diamond in present day, and Linda plays the role of Doctor. The story comes to life on stage featuring hit songs “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” and “Cracklin’ Rosie.”

Company members Heather Alicia Simms and Sanjit De Silva appear this summer in Richard III at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, presented by The Public Theater, starring Danai Gurira in the title role. The new production, in which Heather plays Queen Elizabeth and Sanjit plays Buckingham, will kick off the 60th season of Shakespeare in the Park, with Tony nominee Robert O’Hara directing the history play named after one of Shakespeare’s most ambitious villains, as he manipulates and kills his way to the throne.

Company member John Doman plays Dog with Bucket Hat in Adult Swim & HBO Max’s original action-thriller series Birdgirl, now back for a second season. The first season focused on Judy Ken Sebben, the daughter of Phil Ken Sebben, who fights crime as Birdgirl. When Phil Ken Sebben is killed in an accident, he names Birdgirl as the successor of his law firm, Sebben & Sebben Worldwide. The second installment of the show focuses on Judy who is still finding it difficult to settle down in the corporate world department.

Company member Colby Minifie appears in Brian Watkins’ new play Epiphany at Lincoln Center Theater, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. The play follows a group of old friends gathering to resuscitate a forgotten tradition only to find themselves craving answers when the guest of honor is unusually late. Opening night is June 16, with the production slated to run through July 24.

Company member Lindsay Brill is in Kitchen Theatre Company’s production of Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George. In the suburbs of the Garden State, the Greek God Dionysus returns from the heavens in the guise of a butch gardener named Diane, who’s hell bent on reversing climate change and restoring earthly order by seducing a band of mortal followers. Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, the cast also features Jackie Rivera, Erica Steinhagen, Cynthia Henderson, and Melissa Miller. Running through June 26.

Company member Tamilla Woodard directs Gab Reisman’s Spindle Shuttle Needle as part of Clubbed Thumb’s 2022 Summerworks. In a cottage surrounded by endless siege, at the dawn of Modern Capitalism, a motley group of women tell tales, pick nits, and stretch out the last bits of sustenance til the Market reopens. The cast includes Tina Benko, Seth Clayton, Zoë Geltman, Mia Katigbak, Florencia Lozano and Monique St. Cyr. Performances run through June 16 at The Wild Project in the East Village.