S Q U E A K Y
a new autobiographical play by Jeff Cohen
Stan "Squeaky" Cohen
The man who was banned from every Old Country Buffet in the metro-Baltimore area.
Sunday, March 28, 2021 @ 7:30 EDT -
Guild Hall (East Hampton)
and Creative Alliance (Baltimore) present a new virtual broadcast of "SQUEAKY"
Directed by Bob Balaban
featuring an award-winning, star-studded cast:
Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen (The Soap Myth, The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller) has penned an audacious autobiographical comedy about his eccentric dad, Stan “Squeaky” Cohen.
SQUEAKY is about wrestling with end-of-life issues while maintaining your sense of humor.
is the man who was banned from every Old Country Buffet in the metro Baltimore area – for stealing cake. He can’t remember where he lost his car. He lives in Baltimore’s most crime-ridden neighborhood in a ramshackle house that is a city inspection away from being condemned – and refuses to move.
is the writer living in New York who finds himself battling his brother Rob over what is best for their father. He is being forced to reckon with childhood events he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget.
is Jeff’s libidinous older brother who just recently joined the “mile high club” with a stranger he met in first class. Rob is a charmer with a felonious past for drug trafficking.
CONSTANCE "Connie" PRYOR
is Squeaky’s long time roommate and caretaker. She greets strangers at the front door with a baseball bat. In short, she is a lovable kook.
is Jeff and Rob’s estranged mother, now dying in a hospice in Baltimore. She wore black to Jeff’s Bar Mitzvah, arrived late and stormed out early. She was a strong proponent of Werner Erhard’s EST – which explains all you need to know about her.
SQUEAKY COHEN was originally developed at E.A.T. (Emerging Artists Theatre) as part of their New Play Series.
It was directed by Nick Corley
w/ the cast Donald Corren, Dan Jenkins, Dee Pelletier, Benja K. Thomas and Richard Toth
For a copy of the play and production inquiries, please contact us at email@example.com
Nick Corley – (director)
Along with being an acclaimed actor on Broadway, Nick is also an award winning director whose work includes the West End and Off Broadway productions of Woody Sez (Evening Standard Best Musical Nomination; Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Nick served as Artistic Director of the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and has directed at such regional theaters as The Alley Theatre (Houston), Denver Theatre Center, Irish Rep (NYC), Adirondack Theatre Festival, St. Louis Rep, Fulton Opera House and many others.
Donald Corren – (Squeaky Cohen)
Donald's Broadway credits include Souvenir (Cosme McMoon) and Torch Song Trilogy. Off Broadway he has appeared in Balls (59e59), The Fantastcks, Old Jews Telling Jokes (West Side Arts) and Jeff Cohen's The Soap Myth (Roundabout). TV viewers recognize him for his recurring roles in Z Nation and Law & Order.
Dan Jenkins – (Jeff)
Dan was nominated for the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his Broadway debut as Huck Finn in Big River and a Drama Desk Award for his role as Josh Baskin in Big. Other Broadway credits include Oslo, Billy Elliot, Golden Boy, Mary Poppins, and the original Broadway production of Angels In America, Parts 1 & 2. Among his numerous TV and film credits, Dan starred in the seminal Robert Altman political mini-series Tanner ’88, the ABC series Going to Extremes and the Tim Robbins film Cradle Will Rock.
Dee Pelletier – (Sandy)
Dee appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, and her numerous regional and Off Broadway credits include The Baroness (Harold Clurman Theater, NYC), Jeff Cohen's The Soap Myth (Roundabout), Women Without Men (NY City Center II), Good People (Indiana Rep & Geva), The Heiress (Theatre 3, NYC), Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Yale Rep) and Between the Lines (Actors Theatre of Louisville).
Benja K. Thomas – (Connie)
Benja is an Obie Award and AUDELCO Award winning actress who's Off Broadway credits include Robert O'Hara's acclaimed plays Resurrection: Holding History, Booty Candy and Barbecue.
Richard Toth- (Rob)
Richard is best known to audiences as Arnold Silva in the hit Netflix series House of Cards and for his work in the series Billions and The Black List. Among his other work, Richard toured the country as a featured clown in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.