Actor’s Express Kicks Off Season 28 with Stupid F*cking Bird

ATLANTA, GA – July 20, 2015 – The 2015-2016 season at Actor’s Express kicks off with the Atlanta premiere of Aaron Posner’s Stupid F*cking Bird directed by Freddie Ashley September 12 – October 11. This sort-of adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull had its world premiere at Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and has been a hit around the country due to its blend of theatricality, humor and heart. “Posner’s new play is less an adaptation of Chekhov’s landmark drama than a funny, moving slugfest, a ripe mashup of mock and awe,” reviewed the Washington Post. Performances of Stupid F*cking Bird are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets start at $26 and may be purchased online at or by calling 404-607-7469. Subscriptions to the full Actor’s Express season are also available and start as low as $132.

Stupid F*cking Bird
By Aaron Posner, sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Directed by Freddie Ashley
September 12 – October 11, 2015

Sometimes you just want to give the world the bird
Atlanta Premiere

Love! Art! Revolution! A passionate young director fights for the future of his art while competing with a famous novelist for the affections of a beautiful young actress. His mother, an aging Hollywood star, struggles with fading youth and her lover’s wandering eye. And through it all, everyone discovers the disappointments and joys of life and love. In its Atlanta premiere, this award-winning play by Aaron Posner (My Name is Asher Lev) hilariously smashes the absolute f*ck out of Anton Chekhov’s classic The Seagull.

Previews: September 9-11 at 8 PM, $20
Opening Night: September 12 at 8 PM, $40
Regular Performances: September 13 – October 11

Tickets for regular performances start at $26. Performance times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM.

Purchase tickets online at or by calling 404.607.7469. Group pricing is available. For info, email

*Ticket prices are subject to availability. Order early for best pricing. 8% sales tax will be added to all orders.


Lane Carlock - Emma
Evan Cleaver - Trig
Matt Felten - Dev
Stephanie Friedman - Nina
Theo Harness - Sorn
Robert Lee Hindsman - Con
Rhyn Saver - Mash
Abby Christophel - Nina u/s
Sarah Turner Davis - Mash u/s
Eric Graise - Dev u/s
Damian Lockhart - Sorn u/s
Kaitlyn Ortega - Emma u/s
Skyler Passmore - Trig u/s
Jeofry Wages - Con u/s


Freddie Ashley - Director
Leslie Taylor - Scenic Designer
Joseph P. Monaghan III - Lighting Designer
Jana Acevedo - Costume Designer
Preston Goodson - Sound Designer
Dana Hylton Calabro - Properties Designer
Alicia Quirk - Stage Manager
Michael Evenden - Dramaturg
Sheila Oliver - Casting Director
Elin Rose Hill - Assistant Director
Caitlin Cain - Assistant Stage Manager


City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Kilpatrick Townsend
Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Holland IT Consulting
Relevance Advisors
The Shubert Foundation


Since our founding in 1988, we have sought to nurture the next generation of playwrights through workshops, readings, and full productions of new plays; to develop and nurture Atlanta's artistic community through theatre training; to catalyze the dialogue essential to the vitality of our neighborhood and our city; and to enhance Atlanta's reputation nationally as a thriving center for live performance.

Actor’s Express is located on the west side of Atlanta in the King Plow Arts Center at 887 W. Marietta Street, Suite J-107, Atlanta, Georgia 30318.