New York International Fringe Festival ~ Fringe NYC


CHRIS ADRIAN (writer) is the author of the novels Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, and The Great Night, and the story collection A Better Angel; he was named one of the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40. He is a pediatric oncologist.

POLLY NOONAN (director) directed the Midwest premieres of Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl and The Language Archive by Julia Cho, and the world premiere of Goodbye Stranger by Caroline Luft, at Steppenwolf. As an actor, Noonan has been called the “muse” of playwright Ruhl, having originated roles in Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and Eurydice, among others, for which she received Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson nominations.

CAROLINE LUFT (performer) has appeared in award-winning indie films by Dan Sallitt (The Unspeakable Act; Fourteen, upcoming), Ricky d’Ambrose (Spiral Jetty; Six Cents in the Pocket, New Directors/New Films); and Shari A. Berman (My Life as Abraham Lincoln). Onstage she has performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Long Wharf, New York Fringe, and others. Her play Goodbye Stranger was commissioned and premiered by Steppenwolf, directed by Polly Noonan.

(Artwork: A Double Life by Rene Magritte)