Nataki Garrett directs the production featuring Dominic Fumusa, Josh Stamberg and Alison West. Tape was originated at Off-Off-Broadway's Access Theatre, where it caught the interest of actor Ethan Hawke. In March 2000 it premiered at the 24th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Tape was subsequently adapted for film under the direction of Richard Linklater. The film would star Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Uma Thurman. Tape was produced by Naked Angels Off Broadway at the Jose Quintero Theatre featuring the current cast.
The Los Angeles company, which records live performances of plays usually featuring big-name celebrities for future broadcasts, is now entering its 16th year. The series, titled "The Play's the Thing," will also Moss Hart and George Kaufman's Once in a Lifetime (April 30-May 4); William Finn and James Lapine's Falsettos (May 28-June 1), Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms (June 18-22) and Hugh Whitemore's Breaking the Code (July 9-13).
L.A.T.W.’s "The Play's The Thing" series is performed live at the Skirball Cultural Center. All performances are recorded for future broadcast on KPCC 89.3 FM, Southern California Public Radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights, and directors. "The Play’s The Thing" also airs on Seattle's KUOW 94.9 FM, Berkeley's KPFA 94.7 FM and nationally over NPR stations and XM Satellite radio.
For tickets to Tape at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.