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Meet The Cast of Primary Stages Exit Strategy

Meet The Cast of Primary Stages Exit Strategy

Michael Cullen

This morning, March 24, the company of the upcoming Primary Stages production, Exit Strategy, met with the press.  Attendees included:

The cast – Michael Cullen (BugKing Liz), Aimé Donna Kelly (Macbeth at Epic Theatre Ensemble), Rey Lucas (The Rainmaker at Roundabout Theatre), Deirdre Madigan (A Delicate Balance, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway), Christina Nieves (The House on Mango Street at Steppenwolf Theatre, El Nogalar at Goodman Theatre), Brandon J. Pierce (Metamorphoses at Arden Theatre Company), and Ryan Spahn (Gloria at Vineyard Theatre); Director – Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse); from Primary Stages – Casey Childs (Founder & Executive Producer), Andrew Leynse (Artistic Director), Michelle Bossy (Associate Artistic Director), Shane D. Hudson (Executive Director), and Associate Producer Jamie deRoy.

Deirdre Madigan

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director) and Catherine Adler & Jamie deRoy present Exit Strategy, a New York premiere by Ike Holter (Hit the Wall) and directed by Kip FaganThe limited engagement runs March 30 – May 6, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street,


Brandon J. Pierce

A fiery, riveting work about the chaotic final days of an urban public high school, Exit Strategy is a taut, edge-of-your-seat drama about the future of public education from a vital new voice in American playwriting. Named “Chicagoan of the Year in Theater” by the Chicago Tribune, Ike Holter brings his “thrilling, beautiful” new play to Primary Stages for its New York Premiere after winning rave reviews for a thrice-extended sold-out run last summer.
Exit Strategy

Casey Childs (Founder & Executive Producer), Andrew Leynse (Artistic Director), Michelle Bossy (Associate Artistic Director), Shane D. Hudson (Executive Director), and Associate Producer Jamie deRoy.



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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen

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