Also at Playwrights Horizons: Adam Bock’s A Small Fire (Drama Desk nomination), Bock’s The Drunken City, Sarah Schulman’s Manic Flight Reaction. Other NYC credits include Adam Rapp’s The Hallway Trilogy: Nursing (Rattlestick), Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette (Second Stage), Terrence McNally’s Some Men (Second Stage), Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God… (Century Center), Bock’s Swimming in the Shallows (Second Stage), Jonathan Tolins’ The Last Sunday in June (Rattlestick and Century Center), Paul Weitz’ Roulette (EST), Robert Farquhar’s Bad Jazz (Play Co.), Gina Gionfriddo’s U.S. Drag (stageFARM), Lloyd Suh’s American Hwangap (Play Co./Ma-Yi) and Rinne Groff’s Of a White Christmas (Clubbed Thumb). Regional credits include John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe), Richard Greenberg’s The Injured Party (South Coast Rep), McNally’s Unusual Acts of Devotion (La Jolla Playhouse), Christopher Durang’s Betty’s Summer Vacation (Bay Street Theatre) and Bess Wohl’s Touched (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Upcoming: Weitz’ Lonely, I’m Not (Second Stage). Artistic Associate, The Play Company. Training, Yale School of Drama.
(As of February 2012)
4 of 5 stars. A KNOCKOUT. Fast-paced, gutsy and good-looking. A welcome follow-up to Bachelorette. Leslye Headland’s observant dialogue crackles with biting humor and truth. The cast is superfine. Assistance rises effortlessly.—NY Daily News
4 of 5 stars. VICIOUSLY FUNNY. The fine actors in ASSISTANCE are dream hires: not only the town’s funniest, but also the hardest working. Leslye Headland is a puckish weaver of sharp, pinging dialogue, a modern-day screwball patter, choreographing bravura bursts of phone activity, during which characters take calls, transfer, coordinate itineraries, all the while navigating personal drama and office vendettas.—David Cote, Time Out New York
3 ½ out of 4 stars. Leslye Headland unleashes A RAPID-FIRE COMIC BLITZKRIEG with a spot-on ear for the way 20-somethings relate to each other. Under the speedy direction of Trip Cullman, the top-notch cast masters these characters.—Elisabeth Vincentelli, NY Post