The Understudy

The Understudy
A play by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Jenn Haltman

May 28 - June 1, 2014
The Secret Theatre
Queens, New York

An understudy rehearsal for the Broadway premiere of Kafka’s undiscovered masterpiece. One afternoon to get it right. There’s just one problem – nothing goes right. See how the existentialism of Franz Kafka and the intangibility of theatre collide in Theresa Rebeck's hilarious comedy, The Understudy. The show must go on...right?

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(in alphabetical order)
Jake — Brian Byus
Harry — Craig Hanson*
Roxanne — Becca Schneider

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
The Understudy is an Equity Approved Showcase.


Director — Jenn Haltman
Set Designer — Sandy Yaklin
Lighting Designer — Alling Langin
Sound Designer — Ien DeNio
Costume Designer — Michelle Leibrock
Original Music — Jerzy Jung
Production Stage Manager — Rael Linder
Assistant Director — Elana McKelahan
Assistant Stage Manager — Meghan Ryan
Associate Producer — Christina Pezzello
Poster Design — Annie Govekar




After 30 days and 134 contributions, we surpassed both of our goals thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors. Below is the thank you video we made plus a bonus blooper reel!