JMTC Theatre's original production of Suzanne Bachner's CIRCLE ran for five months Off-Broadway in a multi-extended run at the Kraine Theater. It was a co-production with Horse Trade Theater Group (Kimo DeSean, Artistic Director, Erez Ziv, Managing Director) and associate produced by DelanoCelli Productions. Directed by Trish Minskoff, the cast included Bob Celli, Thaddeus Daniels, Felicia Scarangello, Judy Krause and Danny WisemanAnthony Giangrande and Rachel Shapiro were the U/S and Francis P. O’Flynn was the Standby Undresser. The show also featured award-winning lighting design by John Tees, III.

The late great Shirley Herz was the press rep.


CIRCLE was first presented at the Raw Space in Frank Calo's Spotlight On

Festival, followed by an encore presentation at PSNBC @ HERE (Lou Viola,

Producer). It was later presented in LA at 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater with the following cast: Patrick Hillan, Dionne Jones, Michael Medico, Obie Sims and Liz Sullivan. Suzanne Bachner was the Director and Gwenn Morreale was the Assistant Director.


As a result of its Off Broadway run, CIRCLE was produced nationally, optioned for production in Australia and called "Ingenious" by The New York Times. Regional Productions include Zeitgeist Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Performing Arts, Triangle Productions! in Portland, OR and Mercury Players Theatre at the Bartell Theatre in Madison, WI.


The new 2-actor production of CIRCLE had a critically acclaimed 4-Month 7-City Sold Out International Tour during which it was awarded Most Daring Show of the London Fringe. Directed and designed by Suzanne Bachner, the show starred 4-Time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee Christel Bartelse and 8-Time Best of Fest Award Winner Bob Brader. The Creative Team included Katie Chai, Lighting Design and Rehearsal Stage Manger NYC; Samuel Sherman, Rehearsal Stage Manager Toronto; Michael Koch, Graphic Design; Adam Brick, Photography and Shar Adrias, Video Production.




The touring production of CIRCLE was proud to be sponsored by!


The new 2-actor incarnation of CIRCLE is now optioned for production in Australia.


CIRCLE was recently presented as part of the APAP Conference at the Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios. The production starred Bob Brader and Meagan Wells, was directed by Suzanne Bachner and Nathan Faudree was the Assistant Director, Stage Manager and Photographer. The Creative Team also included John Tees, III, Lighting Consultant; Michael Koch, Graphic Design; Shar Adrias, Video Production and Katie Kavett, Production Manager.

A portion of the proceeds was donated to the


Betty A. Dodson Foundation


CIRCLE will soon be seen back in New York City.

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