Roundabout Presents Video of Jamie Brewer in Amy and the Orphans
Roundabout Theatre Company has released video footage from its production of Lindsey Ferrentino's Amy and the Orphans, directed by Scott Ellis, at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Ellis directs the cast headed by Jamie Brewer, Mark Blum, and Debra Monk, alongside Vanessa Aspillaga, Diane Davis, and Josh McDermitt. At certain performances, Edward Barbanell will take on the title role, which will be changed to "Andy" when he appears.
Brewer takes on the role of Amy, a woman with Down syndrome who helps her family deal with their father's death. As they drive down the Long Island Expressway, an unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives. Brewer, best known for her performances as Addie on American Horror Story: Murder House and Nan in American Horror Story: Coven, worked with Ellis and Ferrentino on readings of the play dating back to 2015. She is also the first woman with Down syndrome to walk at New York Fashion Week.
The creative team includes Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Kenneth Posner (lighting design), and John Gromada (sound and original compositions).