by Joe Musso
March 28 - May 19, 2019
Thursdays & Fridays | 8:30 P.M.
Saturdays | 3 P.M. & 8:30 P.M.
Sundays | 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.
*Please note, due to the intimacy of the theatre, latecomers will not be seated until intermission.
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About Aubrey by Joe Musso
Barbara Busby is the director of Aubrey. Ms. Busby has directed over fifty productions at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. A sampling of her work includes: Harmony Park, Sweet Pea’s Mama, Postcards, A Lesson Before Dying, A Song for Coretta, Between Men and Cattle, and Going to St. Ives in the past decade alone. She is an award-winning actor, a founder of the Detroit Repertory Theatre, a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actor’s Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Arts, and American Federation of Teachers.
Jenaya Jones Reynolds (Aubrey) – Ms. Reynolds is a member of the Detroit Repertory family. She most recently appeared on our stage as the stripper turned nurse, Myra, in Ghost Gardens, for which she won the Subscriber’s Best Supporting Actress Award. She also was in A Thousand Circlets, Between Men and Cattle and in Sweet Pea’s Mama, which also earned her the Best Actress Subscriber Award. Outside of the Rep she has acted in Lost & Found at the Paul Robeson Theatre, The Piano Lesson with Stagecrafters, as well as in television commercials, and in I Declare War on Amazon Prime. She earned her BFA in Theatre from Wayne State University and is a proud Actors’ Equity Association union member.
Aaron Kottke (Ivan) - Mr. Kottke is also a Detroit Rep family member. He last appeared as the new construction worker Mike in Harmony Park, winner of the Best Supporting Actor Award from the Subscribers. Before that he was in Sweet Pea’s Mama, Endangered Species and A Facility for Living on our stage. In his youth, Mr. Kottke was a member of the Lansing Sexton Thespian Troupe 3911 and performed in lead roles in Love’s Labour’s Lost and Harvey. He has a BA in Spanish Education and taught in Detroit Public Schools for seven years, prior to his return to theatre. Aaron is thrilled to be a new member of Actors’ Equity.
Lynch R. Travis (Stage Manager) – Mr. Travis is also a multi-talented member of the Rep family. He is a stage/film/television actor, director, and technician. His Rep acting credits include Burying the Bones which earned him a DRT Subscriber Award, Red Hot Mamas and Ceremonies In Dark Old Men. His directing credits are extensive in the SE Michigan area and he has received many nominations and awards. For the Rep he has directed Evidence of Things Unseen, Ghost Gardens, Brother Of All, White Ash Falling 9/11, Homeless and How We Got That Way, and Firepower. He is also the Director of the Detroit Repertory Theatre’s Actors Workshop.
Joe Musso lives in Birmingham, Alabama. His plays have been presented in numerous theatres and have won several awards, including the Great Plains Theatre Conference Holland New Voices Award, the MTWorks Excellence in Playwriting Award, the HRC Showcase Theatre W. Keith Hedrick Playwriting Award, and the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition. His full-length play Treehouse is a winner of the American Association of Community Theatre's 2018 NewPlayFest, the winner of Centre Stage South Carolina's 15th Annual New Play Festival, and the winner of the 2017 Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award.
On August 10, 2018, Treehouse received its world premiere at Cottage Theatre in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Centre Stage is also producing Treehouse in 2019 in Greenville, South Carolina. The Berkshire Theatre Group presented a staged reading of Aubrey on July 13, 2018, at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and Santa Fe Playhouse presented a staged reading of Aubrey on October 14 and October 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Aubrey and Treehouse are published and licensed by Dramatic Publishing Company.