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“this show is truly wonderful...a lively riff on Hemingway’s first and greatest novel.”
- The New York Times

"Probably the last things that come to mind when thinking about Ernest Hemingway are 'laughs' and 'awesome dance moves.' And yet there are plenty of both during The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Elevator Repair Service's stage version of Papa's iconic novel of desperate boozing, canoodling and bullfighting.”
- New York Post

“you will remember every magic, sensual pleasure the next morning.”
- Time OutNY


The Select (The Sun Also Rises) was initially produced by Elevator Repair Service and New York Theatre Workshop.

A stage littered with liquor bottles and café chairs seamlessly transforms itself from the bistros of Paris to the banks of the Irati River; a long bar table roars to life and charges a champion matador; an out-of-control dance party takes off during a night of nonstop revelry. As the story winds its way through France and Spain and lands in Pamplona where bullfighting and the fiesta rage in the streets, Hemingway’s narrator carries the heavy burdens of a war injury and his inability to have the woman he loves; a woman whose amorous escapades he follows with bemused but painful fatalism.

Created by acclaimed theatre ensemble Elevator Repair Service, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) is the third in a trilogy of literary adaptations along with Gatz (The Great Gatsby) and The Sound and the Fury. Following the success of Headlong’s 1984 and the National Theatre of Scotland’s Dunsinane, STC presents another innovative production that reimagines a classic story through the fusion of artistic forms.


The Select (The Sun Also Rises) is a co-production of Elevator Repair Service and New York Theatre Workshop. It was commissioned by the Ringling International Arts Festival, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, in association with the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY; the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative; ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage, Boston, MA; and Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig.



The Performers (Tap for bio)
  • Jake Barnes
    Mike Iveson

    ERS: The Sound and the Fury, Gatz, Fondly, Collette Richland, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Arguendo (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Plenty (dir. David Leveaux). INTERNATIONAL: DANCENOISE; Sarah Michelson; Upcoming: new work with Michael Laub/Remote Control Productions, to premiere in Berlin, Germany 2017. TEACHING: The Wooster Group Summer Institute. TELEVISION: Orange is the New Black (Netflix). WEB: MikeIveson.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Robert Cohn
    John Collins

    John Collins founded Elevator Repair Service in 1991 with a group of actors and designers working in New York’s downtown performance scene. Since then, he has directed or co-directed all of the company’s productions. John has also designed lighting and sound for some ERS productions and has occasionally performed as well. John is the recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama and Performance Art and a 2011 United States Artists Donnelley Fellowship. John received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director and the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for ERS’ production of Gatz. Other notable ERS projects include The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo, Fondly, Collette Richland (a new play by Sibyl Kempson) and the company’s current production of Measure for Measure. John is a graduate of Yale University where he received a BA in English and Theater Studies. An accomplished sound designer as well as director, John designed sound for The Wooster Group from 1993 to 2005. His writing about theater and sound design can be found in the books Theatre Noise: The Sound of Performance (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and Encountering Ensemble (Methuen Drama, 2013).

  • Frances, Others
    Kate Scelsa

    ERS: Performer: Gatz, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury (Off-Broadway, national and int ernational tours, regional); Playwright: Upcoming: Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf. REGIONAL: Luna Stage: Kick the Can, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Macbeth, Waiting for Godot. OTHER: Author of the young adult novel Fans of the Impossible Life; 2016-2017 New Georges Audrey Resident. WEB: KateScelsa.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Bill Gorton, Zizi, Others
    Robert M. Johanson

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Nature Theater of Oklahoma: Founding Member, Performer: No Dice, Poetics: A Ballet Brut, Romeo and Juliet, Performer and Composer: Life and Times: Episodes 1–9 (OBIE Award 2013); Witness Relocation: Co-writer: The Loon; Sibyl Kempson's 7 Daughters of Eve Theater & Performance Company: Collaborator/Performer: Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag, 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens, Public People's Enemy. INTERNATIONAL: Norway and Estonia: Director/Composer: Life is Hard, Life is Very Hard. TEACHING: Norwegian Theatre Academy.

  • Mike Campbell, Others
    Paul Boocock

    ERS: Gatz, Highway to Tomorrow (Off-Broadway). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Kaufman Theatre: Premium Bob’s Manhunt; The Flea Theater: Boocock’s House of Baseball, Premium Bob in Dobie McDobie; Ensemble Studio Theatre: Boocock = VP; Workhouse Theatre: Premium Bob’s American Style; HERE Arts Center: Boocock is Boocock, Premium Bob’s Players Club, Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed; Synchronicity Space for the Arts: Premium Bob’s Deluxe; NADA: Titus Andronicus. REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theatre: Curse of the Starving Class. FILM: Ned Rifle, Henry Fool, Virginia. TELEVISION: The Venture Bros, Arachnoquake, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Conan O’Brien. AWARDS: New York Innovative Theatre Awards (nominee): Outstanding Solo Performance. OTHER: Founding Member, Verbal Supply Company (a writers’ collective); Contributing Writer, Krautkrämer's MeatWater™ Manifesto; Performer/Writer, American Public Media Radio and WBAI. TEACHING: Williams College Theatre Lab. TRAINING: Williams College: BA in History and Theatre. WEB: Funny or Die: Callie & Izzy; Breakfast in Hollywood.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Mike Campbell, Others
    Pete Simpson

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Astor Place Theater: Blue Man Group; Public Theater: Straight White Men (dir. Young Jean Lee); Vineyard Theater: Middletown; Soho Rep: Lear; Minor Theater: Grimly Handsome (dir. Julia Jarcho); Wooster Group: North Atlantic. NATIONAL TOURS: Play/Pause (dir./choreo. by Susan Marshall). REGIONAL: Denver Center Theatre Company: A Dybbuk, Twelfth Night; Williamstown Theater Festival: Billings, The Blue Demon; Westport Country Playhouse: Turandot (dir. Darko Tresnjak); New York Stage and Film: The Petersons Project (co-creator). INTERNATIONAL: Richard Maxwell/New York City Players: Drummer Wanted; Big Dance Theater: Supernatural Wife; Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company: Straight White
    Men; Blue Man Group (w/ Moby, David Bowie, Alicia Keys, more). FILM: Morning Glory, Lincoln in the Bardo, Stefan. TELEVISION: The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien. OTHER: Co-Founder of The Petersons band, percussionist on Robots soundtrack and Blue Man Group albums Audio and The Complex. TRAINING: National Theater Conservatory: MFA; University of Wyoming: BA.

  • Georgette, Others, the drummer, Belmonte
    Daphne Gaines

    ERS: The Sound and the Fury, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (Off-Broadway, international tour). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Classic Stage Company: Goethe's Faust; HERE Arts Center: The Lily's Revenge, Orpheus; La MaMa: A Walk Across America..., Yokasta's Redux; Classical Theatre of Harlem: Three Sisters; Abingdon Theatre Company: Cedar Creek; Target Margin Theater: The Mystery of the Charity...; Joe's Pub/Brooklyn Academy of Music/HERE Arts Center: Nightvision: A Vampyre Opera. REGIONAL: Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Ruined, American Night: The Ballad..., Gee's Bend; Geva Theatre Center: A Raisin in the Sun; Cleveland Play House: Breath & Imagination; Actors Theatre of Louisville: O Guru Guru…; CATF: The Ashes Under Gait City. INTERNATIONAL: Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival: Three Children. FILM: Love is Strange (dir. Ira Sachs), Addiction: A 60s Love Story, Eggs & Soldiers, Milestones. TELEVISION: Royal Pains (USA). OTHER: Voiceover: Boardwalk Empire (HBO), True Detective (HBO), Blue Bloods (CBS), Miles Ahead (dir. Don Cheadle). TRAINING: Circle in the Square Theatre School; University of Georgia: BA in Theater and Psychology.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Georgette, Others, the drummer, Belmonte
    Kaneza Schaal

    ERS: The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury, Fondly, Collette Richland, Shuffle (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: The Wooster Group: Vieux Carre, Early Plays; New York City Players: Really, Early Plays, TheaterCon; Claude Wampler: N'Pas; Jay Scheib: Bellona, Powder Her Face; projects with Jim Findlay, Lars Jan and Dean Moss. FILM: Zero Dark Thirty, Movie No. 1, Girl in the Book. TELEVISION: Law and Order. OTHER: Radio: NPR’s Selected Shorts; Director: GO FORTH, CARTOGRAPHY1, tales of mapping and migration (upcoming); JACK&JILL, a performance of social codes from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls (upcoming). AWARDS: Creative Capital, Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Award, Bogliasco Fellowship. WEB: KanezaSchaal.com.

  • Braddocks, Others, Count Mippipopolous, Montoya
    Vin Knight

    ERS: Gatz, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo, Fondly, Collette Richland, Shuffle, No Great Society (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Off-Broadway: The Barrow Group: The Tempermentals; Clubbed Thumb: U.S. Drag; Jack: Spam. REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater/Yale Repertory Theatre: Marie Antoinette; Portland Stage Company: Our Man in Havana. FILM: Robot Stories. TELEVISION: Homeland, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Younger, Louie. TRAINING: Yale University.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Brett Ashley
    Stephanie Hayes

    NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Public Theater: Old Fashioned Prostitutes, February House; Baryshnikov Arts Center: Illusions. REGIONAL: Yale Repertory Theatre: Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls; Long Wharf Theatre: February House. FILM: Acts of Imagination, Slow Machine. OTHER: Co-Artistic Director: Horse (Mabou Mines Artist-in-Residence, 2015); Araca Project: Bones in a Basket; Adaptation of Strindberg’s The Creditors. TEACHING: Yale University Summer Intensive: Professor of Acting and Voice. TRAINING: Yale School of Drama: MFA in Acting; Simon Fraser University: BFA in Theater. WEB: StephanieLouiseHayes.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Harvey Stone, Others, Harris
    Gavin Price

    ERS: The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo, The Select (The Sun Also Rises), A Sort of Joy (Off-Broadway, national and international tours). NEW YORK: Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Return of Adam; New Museum: XX-ID; Lincoln Center Theatre: Face the Music; The Kitchen: Tear Drinkers; Abrons Arts Center: Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag. OTHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: Merce Cunningham Retrospective; Founding Member of Saint Fortune. TEACHING: Bard College Artist-in-Residence.

  • Pedro Romero, Others
    Susie Sokol

    ERS: Performer in all productions since 1992. NEW YORK: Projects with Katherine Profeta; Sibyl Kempson's 7 Daughters of Eve Theater & Performance Company; Tina Satter and Half Straddle. OTHER: Susie is a second-grade teacher at St. Ann’s School in Brooklyn where she has taught since 1996; appeared in visual artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s short video Mono in the 2014 Whitney Biennial exhibition.

  • Pedro Romero, Others
    Maggie Hoffman

    ERS: Fondly, Collette Richland, The Sound and The Fury, Arguendo (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Radiohole: Co-Founder, Tarzana (Performing Garage), Inflatable Frankenstein (The Kitchen), Whatever, Heaven Allows (PS122), Anger/Nation (The Kitchen), Fluke (PS122), Radiohole Is Still My Name (Collapsable Hole), Wurst (GAle GAtes), History of Heen, Rodan (Performing Garage), None Of It (PS122), Bend Your Mind Off (Collapsable Hole), Bender (Ontological-Hysteric Theater). WEB: Radiohole.com.

The Artistic Team (Tap for bio)
  • Director
    John Collins

    John Collins founded Elevator Repair Service in 1991 with a group of actors and designers working in New York’s downtown performance scene. Since then, he has directed or co-directed all of the company’s productions. John has also designed lighting and sound for some ERS productions and has occasionally performed as well. John is the recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama and Performance Art and a 2011 United States Artists Donnelley Fellowship. John received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director and the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for ERS’ production of Gatz. Other notable ERS projects include The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo, Fondly, Collette Richland (a new play by Sibyl Kempson) and the company’s current production of Measure for Measure. John is a graduate of Yale University where he received a BA in English and Theater Studies. An accomplished sound designer as well as director, John designed sound for The Wooster Group from 1993 to 2005. His writing about theater and sound design can be found in the books Theatre Noise: The Sound of Performance (Cambridge Scholars, 2011) and Encountering Ensemble (Methuen Drama, 2013).

  • Scenic and Costume Designer
    David Zinn

    STC: The Winter’s Tale. ERS: The Select (The Sun Also Rises),The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Broadway: Set and Costumes: Fun Home, The Last Ship; Set: The Humans, Violet, The Realistic Jonses, The Real Thing; Costumes: Airline Highway, Picnic, Other Desert Cities, Good People; Recent Off-Broadway: Costumes: New York Theatre Workshop: Othello; Set and Costumes: Playwrights Horizons: Placebo, The Flick, Circle Mirror Transformation; Manhattan Theatre Club: Choir Boy; Second Stage Theatre: Dogfight. Award: Tony Award® for Best Scenic Design of a Play (The Humans, 2016); multiple Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award nominations.

  • Lighting Designer
    Mark Barton

    ERS: Fondly, Collette Richland, Arguendo, The Sound and the Fury, Gatz (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Broadway: Amelie (with Jane Cox), The Real Thing, Violet, The Realistic Joneses; Off-Broadway: Signature Theatre: Signature Plays, John, Paradise Park; Playwrights Horizons: The Watson Intelligence, Detroit, The Big Meal, Circle Mirror Transformation; Roundabout Theatre Company: Bad Jews, Look Back in Anger; Soho Rep: Uncle Vanya, Elective Affinities; Public Theater: February House, Titus Andronicus; Theatre for a New Audience: Notes from Underground, Chair. REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater; Guthrie Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Yale Repertory Theatre; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Center Theatre Group; Long Wharf Theatre; Cincinnati Playhouse; Huntington Theatre Company; South Coast Repertory Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Asolo Repertory Theatre; Perseverance. OPERA: Boston Lyric Opera: Don Giovanni; Juilliard Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen; many productions with Curtis Opera Theater, Philadelphia. AWARDS: 2016 Hewes Design Award & OBIE Special Citation for Collaboration (John); 2012 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence. Multiple Lucille Lortel Award nominations. OTHER: New York City Center: Encores! Off-Center 2013-2016; Brooklyn Academy of Music: The Glory of the World, This American Life. WEB: MarkBartonLightingDesign.com.

  • Sound Designer
    Matt Tierney

    STC: The Metromaniacs, The Winter’s Tale. ERS: Sound Designer: The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo; Performer and Sound Designer: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Broadway: Machinal; Off-Broadway: New York Theatre Workshop: Red Speedo; Public Theater: The Tempest; Vineyard Theatre: Gloria; Signature Theatre: Our Lady of Kibeho; Playwrights Horizons: Pocatello, The…Watson Intelligence, Detroit, Kin, This; Theater for a New Audience: An Octoroon; Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night's Dream; Soho Rep: Annie Baker’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya, Futurity, A Public Reading…about the Death of Walt Disney, Generations, The Ugly One, Blasted. REGIONAL: Old Globe; Center Theatre Group; Yale Repertory Theatre; McCarter Theatre Center; American Repertory Theater; Alley Theatre; Woolly Mammoth; Studio Theatre; Long Wharf Theatre; Great Lakes Theater; Center Theatre Group. OTHER: The Wooster Group, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company; Current Technical Director for This American Life. AWARDS: Tony Award® nomination (2014), Drama Desk Award (2014), Lucille Lortel Award (2012), OBIE (2001, 2012), Hewes Award.

  • Sound Designer
    Ben Williams

    ERS: Fondly, Collette Richland, Arguendo, The Sound and the Fury, Shuffle, No Great Society, Gatz (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Mind on Heaven (creator, performer); When a Preist Marries a Witch (Suzanne Bocanegra); Grimly Handsome (Julia Jarcho); Social Security (Christina Masciotti); Big Dance Theater: Ich Kurbistgeist (Sibyl Kempson); AWARDS: For sound design: 2012 Obie, 2012 Lucille Lortel, 2012 LADCC. WEB: BenWilliamsdotcom.com.

  • Producer
    Ariana Smart Truman

    ERS: Served as the Producing Director since 2008, and in other capacities in the five years prior. NEW YORK: Collapsable Giraffe, Yehuda Duenyas, Radiohole, Soho Rep, The Wooster Group, New York City Players. She recently produced Mike Iveson's plays Sorry Robot in PS122's COIL15 Festival and The Tear Drinkers at The Kitchen in 2016 and consulted on Anna Kohler's Mytho? Lure of Wilderness at Abrons Arts Center. TEACHING: Workshops on touring theater with ART/NY; in 1998 with Kate Valk she co-founded The Wooster Group’s Summer Institute, an annual free performance workshop for NYC youth which she directs. TRAINING: Vassar College: BA in Drama.

  • Production Stage Manager
    Maurina Lioce

    ERS: Arguendo; The Sound and the Fury, Fondly, Colette Richland, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) (Off-Broadway, national and international tours, regional). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Stage Management for: Jim Findlay, David Byrne, Half Straddle, Sibyl Kempson's 7 Daughters of Eve Theater & Performance Company, Andrew Ondrejaack, Mike Iveson, Erin Markey, Suzanne Bocanegra, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company and Adrienne Truscott. TRAINING: New York University: BA in Music and Literature.

  • Production Manager
    David Nelson

    ERS: Production Management: The Select (The Sun Also Rises), The Sound and the Fury, Arguendo, Fondly, Collette Richland (Off-Broadway, tour, regional). NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: Production Management: Soho Rep, The Vineyard Theatre, The Foundry Theater, Naked Angels; Technical Supervision: Theater for a New Audience: Tamburlaine; Soho Rep: An Octoroon. REGIONAL: Sundance Institute Theater Labs. TRAINING: University of North Texas: BA in Theater Arts.

  • Dance and Movement Coach
    Katherine Profeta

    ERS: Founding member, choreographer, movement coach, and occasional performer since 1991. NEW YORK: Dramaturg for Ralph Lemon (from 1997’s Geography to the recent Scaffold Room). OTHER: Publications: Dramaturgy In Motion (2015). TEACHING: Associate Professor in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance at Queens College, CUNY.

  • Sound Engineer
    Jason Sebastian

    ERS: The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Gatz, Arguendo (Off-Broadway, national and international tours). NEW YORK: Radiohole, Young Jean Lee's Theater Company, MVWorks, Tara O'Con. OTHER: Designer, engineer and composer for several other New York-based and international theater and dance companies for 20 years. TEACHING: Adjunct Professor for Miami University, Oxford; Adjunct Faculty/ Staff for CMM’s Sound Design program.

  • Associate Producer
    Lindsay Hockaday

    ERS: Performer: Gatz, Shuffle, Fondly, Collette Richland (Off-Broadway, international tours); ERS Tour Manager, Education Coordinator, Associate Producer since 2009. OTHER: Projects with Sibyl Kempson's 7 Daughters of Eve Theater & Performance Company. TEACHING: NYC public schools in association with The Kitchen. TRAINING: University of Texas at Austin: MA in Performance as Public Practice.

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The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Feb 18 - Apr 02

Lansburgh TheatreAn adaptation created by Elevator Repair Service
Based on the novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Directed by John Collins
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