Experiments & Disorders Featuring Randy Danson and David Van Asselt
About This Show
Experiments and Disorders is DP’s long running literary series, curated by Christen Clifford and Tom Cole. Recent participants include: Lynne Tillman, Paul Lisicky, Karen Lillis, Ethan Lipton, Phillip Lopate, Laurie Stone, Rebekah Rutcoff, Patty Powers, McKenzie Wark, John Wray, and Eileen Myles.
Randy Danson most recently performed in the American premiere of Caryl Churchill’s, Love and Information, at New York Theatre Workshop and in Tony Kushner’s Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Prior to that she spent a few years with Wicked both on tour and on Broadway as Madame Morrible. She has appeared at many repertory theatres including The Arena Stage, American Repertory Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and American Conservatory Theatre and New York theatres such as the Vineyard, CSC, The Public and Playwrights Horizons. Roles include Shen Teh/Shui Ta in Good Person of Szechuan (Helen Hayes Award), Vivian in Wit (Barrymore Award), Masha in The Three Sisters, Paulina in A Winters Tale, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. She appeared in Martin Scorses’s The Last Temptation of Christ and a handful of roles for independent film maker Mark Rappaport. She has received an OBIE for Sustained Excellence.
David Van Asselt
David Van Asselt is the artistic director and a co-founder of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. He is also a playwright in his own right, whose plays include Dog Daze, Incident at Irving’s Pet Place (a radio play), A Trip to the Beach, Winning, A Fable, and One Summer Night. His plays have been produced in New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Arizona. He is also the author of a book of poetry called “:Fox De Parts: Him Leaves!” Van Asselt has a B.F.A. from NYU Film School as well as an M.A. in Philosophy from N.Y.U.