The Wilbury Theatre Group began in 2010 as an ever-evolving collaboration of artists united by a commitment to boundary-pushing theatre.
In 2016 The Wilbury Group began assembling those artists who over the years embodied the Wilbury Group's mission in their commitment to the craft, to our shared principles of excellence and artistic provocation, who embraced work that took risks with style and content, and who demonstrate a shared commitment to the work of the Group.
The Wilbury Group's Resident Artists are the artists at the center of our commitment to the community, the force behind our re-imagining of classic and established plays, and important voices in our development of new works.
Jeff's previous productions with The Wilbury Group include Mr Burns, a post-electric play; 10,000 Things; Jerusalem (Ginger); Cain + Abel (Cain); Lieutenant of Inishmore (Joey); Exit the King (Guard); Roadhouse the Concert Musical (Jimmie); The Teller (Eustace, et al). New Works readings of Cain + Abel, Communion, Mercy, How to Ride a Bike. Other Theaters (Select): Brilliant Traces, Hugging the Shoulder (Theatre of Thought); Vacancy (Elemental Theatre); Get Rough With Me, Tig (Tyrannosaurus Rep); Eugene Morris Jerome in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Port Tobacco Theatre). Jeff Hodge is a founding member of Elbow Deep Media. He lives in Providence.
As a director with The Wilbury Theatre Group, Brien Lang has directed A Public Reading of...Walt Disney; We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay! As an actor - Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig), Threepenny Opera (Tiger Brown), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (John Calhoun), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Donny). Also with Wilbury - co-music directed This Beautiful City and created original music for DeStefano on the Air and The Teller. His musical Road House: The Return of the Concert of the Musical received its premiere as part of Wilbury New Works and has performed at Providence Fringe and various other music and theater venues around New England. Other directing projects (select): iPan (co-written and directed with Milly Romanzi) The Gordon School and Providence Fringe, Medea and Waiting for Godot (NewGate Theatre), Aladdin (written and directed – Sandra Feinstein-Gamm), The Gays of Our Lives (Boston and Providence Pride Festivals), The Frogs (adapted and directed, City of Providence sponsored tour).
Melissa's previous productions with The Wilbury Group include Di and Viv and Rose (Rose); Ui (Dusty), Jerusalem (Dawn), Stupid Fucking Bird (Emma) Cain + Abel (Lilith), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tragedian, Gertrude), This Beautiful City (Ensemble), Detroit (Mary), New Works/Staged Reading Series: Cold, Invisible UpSouth, Chore Monkeys, Unfortunate Fits
Other Theatres (select): Wittenberg (Barn Summer Playhouse/RWU); A Brief History Of The Earth and Everything In It, Vacancy (Elemental Theatre Collective); HurlyBurly (Epic Theatre); Superhero (The Beckett Theatre/Samuel French One Act Festival); Weightless, Big Death & Little Death (Perishable Theatre); Julius Caesar, Aunt Dan and Lemon (Gamm Theatre); Betty’s Summer Vacation, The Misanthrope, David Copperfield (2nd Story Theatre); Oleanna, Blue Room, The Lion in Winter (Firehouse Theater); Xanthippe’s Lament, Adam and Eve (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) Melissa is a graduate of Trinity Rep Conservatory.
As an actor with The Wilbury Group, David has appeared in Betrayal (Jerry); Ui [oo-ey] (Arturo Ui); Jerusalem (Johnny 'Rooster' Byron); Dry Land (Janitor); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (The Player); Detroit (Kenny); The Threepenny Opera (Macheath); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bandleader). Other theatres (select): The Droll (Brown/Trinity Playwright’s Rep); Anne Boleyn, Festen, Hamlet, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Much Ado About Nothing, Tempest, Macbeth (Gamm); All The King’s Men, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Girl Gone, Just Resting, Dead Wait (Perishable Theater); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Newgate Theater); Romeo and Juliet (Mixed Magic Theater).