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Willing Participants In The Sexual Polka & I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today

April 22, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Willing Participants In The Sexual Polka

Written & Directed by James Crafford

Cast: Jill Cook and Alison Parks. 

Synopsis: This play concerns the showdown between a famous writer’s wife and his mistress set in an existential nook in an unspecified location. 


I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today

Directed By Ken Coughlin

Written By James Crafford

Cast: Jill Cook, Krista Coughlin-Galbraith, Jonathan Troise, and Ken Coughlin.

Synopsis: This play concerns a young woman struggling with her parents’ infidelities and her struggle to find a direction with her life. The play takes place in a sun room in the back of a middle class room in Rhode Island. 

March 25-April 4, 2010
Venue: Sargent 


About The Cast
JILL COOK (Beryl) is thrilled to be working with James Crafford.  She appeared here at ATA in “WHO KILLED HOMER KEATS”, “BARBARIANS AT THE GATE”, AND “THE ILLEGITMATE” by James Jennings and “OXYGEN” by James Crafford. She also appeared as Caroline in “LONG TIME COMIN” at the Theatre at St. Clements and as Paulina in “THE SEAGULL” at the Abington Theatre.  She studies with Michael Beckett at HB Studios and has a dance background with the New Jersey Ballet Company.  Jill earned her B.A. at Simmons College in Boston and is a devotee of Bikram Yoga.

ALISON PARKS (Edith) is a Jersey girl who received a BA in history from Boston College and started her MA at New York University, but quit the books to study at The Acting Studio. Upon graduating, she played the lead, Terry Randall, in Chelsea Repertory Company’s production of STAGE DOOR. Most recently, she had the joy of revisiting the role of Arlene for the short film ACOUSTIC SPACE (Luloco Prods./Peregrine Films). She originated the role on stage, earning a Best Actress nomination in the 2014 Winter Strawberry One Act Festival. The film has been selected to screen as part of the Short Film Corner at Cannes this spring!

KRISTA COUGHLIN-GALBRAITH (Shannon) is thrilled to be making her NYC debut at ATA.  She’s been acting since she was “but a wee fae child” and has previously held featured and starring roles in various productions at Middlesex County College, sang in the ensemble of Eric Whitacre’s opera “Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings” at Carnegie Hall, and occasionally performs around NYC with her dad.  She’d like to thank her dad, for giving her this opportunity to get back on stage, and her beringed, for always supporting her artistic endeavors.

JONATHAN TROISE (Tony) is a Brooklyn native who has performed in numerous plays at ATA. He was most recently seen as Sir John Bushy in Shakespeare’s Richard II as well as Speed in last summer’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Both productions were directed by James Jennings. He’s proud to be back and working with Ken Coughlin and such a great cast.

KEN COUGHLIN (Ralph, Director, Lighting, Sound & Set Design) is an award winning Actor and Director, and is thrilled to be working on another James Crafford play, this time, with his daughter Krista. His most recent directorial effort was on the 2 play production of James Crafford’s Oxygen and The General, Neptune & Mary, and his most recent acting role was that of Tedium in Joe Krawczyk’s Disconnect. He would like to thank his daughter for agreeing to share the stage with him for this production. He would like to give a special THANK YOU to his wonderful wife Phyliss for being so supportive during this protracted absence, “I Love You”.


April 22, 2015
May 3, 2015
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