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Name: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Address: 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Production Information
First performance date: August 16, 2018
Opening date: September 12, 2018
Closing date: October 7, 2018
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Meet five different women named Betty: one rich, one lonely, one charismatic, one lovelorn, and one who keeps working on her truck. Oh, and one has decided to stage a production of that play-within-a-play by… that old English guy, what's his name? Ah, forget it. In Jen Silverman’s unpredictable comedy Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties, five women collide at the intersection of rage, love, and the “thea-tah,” provoking each other to take a look in the mirror and face the person they didn’t know they could be. Directed by Mike Donahue (The Legend of Georgia McBride), this New York premiere invites us all to be a little braver, live a little louder, laugh a little harder, and unleash our inner Betty.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
MCC Theater Producer
Jessica Chase Artistic Producer
Jen Silverman Playwright
Mike Donahue Director
Sujotta Pace Assistant Director
Dane Laffrey Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite1 Costume Designer
Jen Schriever Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
Caite Hevner Projection Designer
J. Jared Janas Make Up Designer
Matthew Iacozza Assistant Set Designer
Sonia Alvarez Assistant Costume Designer
Megan Seibel Assistant Lighting Designer
Sinan Zafar Assistant Sound Designer
Beth Dembrow General Manager
DKC/O&M Press Representative
Lori Ann Zepp Production Stage Manager
Veronica Lee Stage Manager
Steve Rosenberg Production Manager
Jessica Gill Assistant Production Manager
Scott Palmer Technical Director
Peter Strand Assistant Technical Director
Joshua Yocom Prop Master
Daniel Kluger Music Direction
Palmer Hefferan Orchestrations
Telsey + Company Casting
Pamela Prather Dialect Coach
Nola Hanson Boxing Specialist

1Credited as Dede Ayite.

Actor Role
Dana Delany Betty 1
Lea DeLaria Betty 4
Adina Verson Betty 2
Ana Villafañe Betty 3
Chaunté Wayans Betty 5
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Outstanding Production of a Play MCC Theater Producer
      Jen Silverman Playwright
      Mike Donahue Director
2 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Distinguished Performance Ana Villafañe Actor
3 NOMINATED 2018 Clive Barnes Award Ana Villafañe Actor