Hal was proud to produce the Director's Choice Springfest 2018 with the Chelsea Rep Lab. Two full length shows included the works of Tennessee Williams, Caryl Churchill, David Meyers, Guernsey Le Pelley and more. The Springfest 2018 brought diverse perspectives to the stage; the majority of the Springfest plays were directed by women. The entirety of Springfest was performed by a diverse cast and crew.

Full credits and bill are below.


Produced by Hal Carlton-Ford and John Grabowski

Lighting Design by Noah Chamis

Stage Management by Adriana Alter and Niamh Ryan

Sound Operation by Bryan Ventura

Photography by Anjola Toro & Mercedes Wilby

June 6-10
CHELSEA REP LAB presents the annual


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Bill A:

The Secret Keeper
Is forgiveness possible in the parched landscape of war-torn Afghanistan?

By David Meyers
Directed by Shaza Irfan

Fariba: Safy Ibrahim
Ahmad: Jesse Hapke
You Belong to Me
Meat cleavers, car wrecks, Patsy Cline, booze, and till death do us part!

By Keith Reddin
Directed by Adriana Alter

Larry: Josh Magid
Georgette: Mimi Hanai
Joyce: Aliza Kofman
Ted: Munan Nanji
Rules of Comedy
Guy and Caroline are on a search for each other’s funny bone!

By Patricia Cotter
Directed by Julie Rhee

Guy: Marcus Herndon
Caroline: Mary Ramos-Donís
The Chalky White Substance
A view of the world we might inherit seen through the lens of America’s greatest playwright.

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ruth Decalo

Luke: Taral Almoula
Mark: Leo Grinberg
Bill B:

East of the Sun
Can “once upon a time” heal the trauma of being alive?

By Darcy Parker Bruce
Directed by Sarah Condon

Rosemarie: Gladys Hendricks
Daniel: Denis Haugh
Aaron Telling Tales: Ejike Nwankwo
Tell Dorie Not To Cry
Love, loss, and coming of age on the eve of Pearl Harbor!

By Guernsey Le Pelley
Directed by Niamh Ryan

Miss Kitchner: Julie Rhee
Ferne: Justine Robinson
Patricia: Jessica Doolittle
Dorie: Anna De Russo
Georgia: Christa Sousa
Babette: Amy Stapleton
Frustrated with politics? See Churchill's dark comedy. Because everyone else is the problem.

By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Hal Carlton-Ford

Roz: Morgan Beetham
Colin: Chris Chirdon