Grand Concourse

By Heidi Schreck

Directed by JoAnn Johnson

May 3, 2016 – June 5, 2016

Morrison Stage

In an industrial soup kitchen in the Bronx, Shelley is a nun struggling to pray and questioning her life’s work. Her world in service to the needy, alongside a Dominican immigrant security guard and joke-writing “regular,” is rocked when a rainbow-haired college drop-out comes to volunteer. The girl’s enthusiasm and erratic behavior will change the course of their lives. With touching humor this motley group unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness.

  • Recently seen Off-Broadway comedic drama
  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2014/15 Finalist
  • West Coast Premiere

RUN TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes. No intermission.

Cast and Production Team


Ayanna Berkshire +^


Allen Nause +


John San Nicolas +^


David Meyers +

Understudy to Mr. Nause


JoAnn Johnson +^


Heidi Schreck



Scenic Designer: Kristeen Willis #

Lighting Designer: Carl Faber #

Costume Designer: Emily Horton

Sound Designer: Sharath Patel #^

Dramaturg: Luan Schooler

Fight Choreographer : Jonathan Cole *^

Properties Master: Amy Katrina Bryan

Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut +^

Production Assistant: Karen M. Hill +

Live Sound Op: Dave Petersen

Assistant Director: Nate Cohen

Production Assistant: Jessica Evans Irvine

+ Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.

* Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

# The scenic, costume, lighting, projection & sound designers are represented by United Scenic Artists

^ Artists Rep Resident Artist

Production Media




“…a quartet of fascinating characters who find themselves stuck together on the same stage at the same time.” - ArtsWatch

“You know those shows that won't quite let you go? Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE… is one of them.” -

“Grand Concourse is thought-provoking, funny, and at times painful, because it's so much like real life.” - Edge Media 

“…potent production makes us empathize with its characters and brings us convincingly into their troubled world.” - ArtsWatch

“…the theater's been killing it lately, sethe bar heavenly high.” - Willamette Week

“…a generous dose of sass and heart.” -

“In a lifetime of fine roles, Allen Nause  as Frog is truly in one of his best–and he plays it to the hilt. He’s as deft and mercurial as Robin Williams.” - Judy Nedry Reviews

"Grand Concourse may well break your heart. You may need tissues by the end." — New York Post

"Insightful with a moving, even shocking epiphany." —Huffington Post

“Heidi Schreck’s beautiful tragicomedy of life… reminds you of why you go to the theater in the first place.” —Chicago Sun Times


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