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Horse Trade presents
The Management's production of


By Joshua Conkel
Directed By Isaac Butler


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From the company that brought you The Chalk Boy, The Scandal (NYIT Award Nominee), and Caitlin and the Swan...

is a play about gay children, a parasitic twin, an antagonistic grandmother, a depressed chicken, and our growing bodies. Bring the kids!

September 10 - 26
Thurs - Sat @ 8pm

UNDER St. Marks
(94 St. Marks Place between 1st & A)

Tickets: $18
Students/Seniors $15

THE MANAGEMENT ( was formed in 2004 as part of New York’s UnConvention Festival.  Its first production was the Brecht-inspired This Jungle of Cities penned by founding member Berrian Eno-Van Fleet.  The Management is known for stark, stylized, critical exposés on American culture.  In 2005 the company enjoyed an 8-month residency at Victory Hall in Jersey City where it produced the East Coast premiere of Naomi Izuka’s Aloha Say the Pretty Girls and Thornton Wilder’s The Long Christmas Dinner.  The Mgmt took part in the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. in ’06 with the grotesquely humorous, existential play Self-Obsession in Blue (and again in ’08 with The Chalk Boy) and is currently showcasing new playwrighting through their 2008 Salon Series in NYC.  

The Cast and Crew


Jennifer Harder (Linda) first started acting with the Flint Youth Theatre in Michigan.  She received a BFA with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  Companies she’s worked with include: chashama, 29th St. Rep, Target Margin, Les Freres Corbusier, EST Youngblood, The Beggars Group, and the Dublin Fringe Festival.  She was most recently seen in WTE Theatre's production of SportSexDeathPorn in the Montréal Fringe Festival.  Her hobbies include biking, swimming, tennis, and vegan baking; she is also a trumpet player and has recorded two albums; one with the folk-rock group “Faux Star”, and one with her current indie-rock band “Supermajor”.


Andy Phelan (Emory) Off-Broadway: Michael Cumpsty’s Richard III (Classic Stage), The Chimes and Missing Celia Rose (SPF) and Ladies of the Corridor (Peccadillo).  Regional: Honor and the River (Luna Stage, NJ), Measure For Pleasure (Florida Studio Theatre), The Beard of Avon, Inherit the Wind w/ Andre De Shields (Cape Playhouse, MA), Over the Tavern (Riverside Theatre, FL).  Other NYC: Torch Song Trilogy (Gallery Players), Ah, Wilderness! (St. Bart’s), and A Taste of Heaven (NY Fringe).  Andy has also appeared in several award-winning films including Prom Night, and Becoming Christopher.


Michael Cyril Creighton (Nanna) Theatre: The Debate Society's CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (PS 122) and You're Welcome (Dixon Place), NY Premiere of Durang’s The Vietnamization of New Jersey (off-Broadway), Lend Me A Tenor (George Street Playhouse) Delaney Britt Brewers' An Octopus Love Story, Rachel Shukert's Sequins for Satan, 365 Days/365 Plays (Public Theater) RIP ME OPEN (Galapagos/Dixon Place) and The Hermitage Of An Exiled Chain Smoker (Fringe NYC). Web: formerly of VH1's Best Night Ever video podcasts, seen on The Burg and The Mimi & Flo Show and writer/creator of the new web sitcom JACK IN A BOX.
Founding member and alumni of The NY Neo-Futurists.


Nikole Beckwith (Lady in a Leotard) grew up in coastal Massachusetts where she started working as an actor at ten. She moved to New York in 2006. She is currently a member of The Striking Viking Story Pirates ( and EST’s Youngblood playwrights group. Favorite roles include Chicklet in Charles Busch’s Psycho Beach Party, Vixen in Jeff Goode’s The Eight; Reindeer Monologues and Sooze in Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia. She has work shopped new plays by Lucy Thurber (LAByrinth Theater), Eric Bogosian (Atlantic Center for the Arts) and Gregory S Moss, among others. Her first full length play Everything is Ours was recently part of LAByrinth Theater’s Summer Intensive for the development of new work and her second, Imagine My Sadness was part of the Bloodworks Reading Series in June.


Joshua Conkel is a playwright, director, and Navy brat who spent his childhood traveling the United States with his family. His plays include The Chalk Boy and I Wanna Destroy You, among others, and his work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His short play about the rapture, Up With (Some) People, was recently a finalist at the 34th Annual Samuel French Festival at Playwrights Horizons. Additionally, his short play about abstinence and marriage, entitled Save Yourself for You, will be presented as part of next month's EstroGenius festival at Manhattan Theatre Source. Joshua is the Artistic Direcor of The Management and a proud member of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre's emerging playwrights' group. You can read his rantings on queer politics, bad fashion, and forgotten pop culture at BFA, Cornish College of the Arts.

Isaac Butler is a director and writer based in Brooklyn.  Previous directing credits at Horse Trade theaters include The Rapid Response Team, the world premieres of Dan Trujillo's The Honest-to-God True Story of the Atheist (which went on to the Capitol Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C.) and Clay McLeod Chapman's volume of smoke (which he also directed at The Firehouse Theatre Project, The 14th Street Y Theatre and Virginia Commonwealth University as a guest artist). Other credits include Trujillo's Talk of the Walk-Up and Chapman's redbird as well as George Hunka's In Private, In Public, Sustaining and All The Ships At Sea. He also directed the first production of a contemporary Danish play in English in the United States with First You're Born by Line Knutzon at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Isaac is a two time member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab, a graduate of Vassar College, a lover of dogs and the writer behind Parabasis ( which has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York and the Wall Street Journal. 

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