Kill the Editor

kill-pix-100WKill the Editor
by Aren Haun
Quick Brown Fox Theatre
March 23 - April 8, 2017
EXIT Studio, 156 Eddy St, SF

Kill the Editor is an original play about a young editor (Ben) who lands his dream job to edit a documentary film for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The catch is – he only has seven days to cut the five-hour version and the obsessive, egomaniacal filmmaker (Cameron) doesn’t want to touch a frame. His job gets even more complicated when the previous editor (Libby) returns, threatening to hold the five-hour version for ransom.
kill-arenAren Haun (Writer/Director) received his MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University in 2010. He has been creating his own work for 15 years, writing and directing his own productions. His short plays have been produced in New York City, London, Chicago, San Francisco, and elsewhere around the world. Two short plays, A Walk in the Park and Standing Room Only, have been published in Smith & Kraus's anthology of Best Ten-Minute Plays. He currently teaches Playwriting at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco.
kill-McHatton_Kathleen_HSKathleen McHatton (Libby) is thrilled to be part of this production at the EXIT. Her recent roles include Tess in Six Degrees of Separation (Custom Made Theatre Company) and Colleen in Black River Falls (Performers Under Stress). Catch her next in Twins at PianoFight.
kill-BenElieHSBen Elie (Ben) was born in Berkeley, grew up in France, and studied Theatre & Film in Dublin, Ireland. He currently lives in Oakland, and sings into the bay breeze throughout his bike ride from Embarcadero to his work in the Presidio. Even though his age 8 'Doomed Rabbit' part in Fantastic Mr Fox has been hard to top, some of his favorite roles include Gulliver in an adaptation of Gulliver's Travels, Puck in A Midsummer's Night Dream, and a host of otherworldly characters in a series of Samuel Beckett plays. He's enjoyed countless hours playing drums, making videos, an audiobook, and messes. Ben is thrilled to make Kill the Editor his San Francisco stage debut!
kill-JoshSchellHeadshotJosh Schell (Cameron) was last seen in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Shotgun Players). Other stage credits include A Dreamplay (Cutting Ball), The Nether (San Francisco Playhouse), Ada and the Memory Engine (Central Works), Fifth of July (Aurora), Our Town (Shotgun Players), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Eugene O'Neill Foundation), A Lie of the Mind (Boxcar), In the Red and Brown Water (Marin Theatre Company), and understudy company credits with Cal Shakes and Berkeley Rep. Independent films include For the Coyotes, The Whistler, Pleased to Meet You, and Before the Cabin Burned Down, among others. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Dramatic Arts.