California Teens Seek Attention in NYC World Premiere of Blair Singer's Notice Me

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08 Jul 2010

Blair Singer's Notice Me, a new comedy about American teenagers in the era of pop-culture saturation, will get its world premiere in New York City July 19-Aug. 1.



Foglight produces the play by the author of Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas, the meta-theatrical showbiz satire that starred Modine at Geffen Playhouse in 2009.

Directed by Sofia Alvarez, Notice Me tells the tale of four San Fernando Valley teenagers "desperate to be noticed in the morass of our contemporary 24/7 media culture," according to production notes. "Like sound in a vacuum, their voices cry out unheard in the barren landscape of suburbia."

The Off-Broadway production in the East Village will feature Jason Shelton, Annabel LaLonde, Jake Green and Susan Spratt.

The design team includes James Bolenbaugh (scenic design), Eric Southern (lighting design), Daniel Tierney (original music and sound design) and Justine Siwula (costume design).

Singer's other plays include Meg's New Friend and The Most Damaging Wound, directed by Mark Armstrong for The Production Company (NY); Placement, directed by Matt Shakman at The Black Dahlia; Mackerels Are Me Life directed by Richard Feldman at the Chautauqua Theater Company; and No Reason to Run. On television, Singer is currently a story editor for the new USA Network show "Facing Kate". Previously, he has written for "Weeds," "Monk" and "The Book of Daniel." He graduated from The Juilliard School Acting Division.

Daniel Grossman (producer) is the founder of Foglight LLC. Through this Brooklyn-based production company, he has produced music videos, short films, original theatre and art films.

Notice Me will begin previews at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd St. between Avenue A and Avenue B) on July 19 in preparation for a July 21 opening. Performances will play evenings at 8 PM.

Tickets are $25. For more info, visit www.NoticeMe2010.com.