Set in New York in 1982, the script follows forty-eight hours in the lives of three very lost young souls: Warren, a dejected nineteen-year-old who has just stolen $15,000 from his abusive, tycoon father; Dennis, his charismatic drug-dealing friend who helps Warren put the stolen money to good use; and, Jessica, the anxiously insightful young woman who Warren yearns for. Funny, painful, and compassionate, This Is Our Youth is a living snapshot of the moment when many young people go out into the world on their own, armed only with the ideas and techniques they developed as teenagers—far more sophisticated than their parents realize, and far less effectual than they themselves can possibly imagine.
“A rambunctious and witty play” – The New York Times
“Comic slice of ’80s anomie” – Variety
“Surprisingly fresh dramatic vision” – Los Angeles Times
“Sharp, unsentimental portrait of a very awkward age” – Washington Post
TEDDY CALVIN (WARREN)
Teddy, originally from Germany, is now a New York City-based actor who is thrilled to make his Florida debut with ASC as Jeremy in Be More Chill. He is an alumnus of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and was recently seen originating the role of Wolfgang in the new Off-Broadway musical Swan Lake Rock Opera.
LUKE SURRETSKY (DENNIS)
Luke, a New Jersey native, is currently a freshman BFA Musical Theatre major at Montclair State University and is taking a semester off to be here in Miami. Professional credits include Evil Lives Here (Young John Wayne Gacy) on Investigation Discovery, Jazz At Lincoln Center (Featured Vocalist/Bassist), the NY Cabaret Convention (Featured Vocalist) at Lincoln Center, Santa’s Sing-A-Long (Mr. Christmas Understudy) in Philadelphia/Tour/Off-Broadway, and musical director for the Gas Lamp production of Into the Woods.
HARLEY MUIR (JESSICA)
Favorite theatre credits include Legally Blonde with Comtra Theater, Freshman Showcase with Kent State University, and Mama Mia with Elizabeth Forward High School. Film credits include Archive81 with Netflix Studios and American Rust with CBS. As a student at Muhlenberg College, she is an active member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and studies Theatre and Psychology.
From the writer of Manchester by the Sea
By Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by ASC Associate Artistic Director, Giancarlo Rodaz
Duration: 2 HOURS AND 25 MINUTES
Ages 13 and up