by Michael Frayn
directed by matt heath
"Copenhagen" is presented by arrangement with
concord Theatricals on behalf of samuel french inc.
"One night in Denmark might change history."
Jan 27 - feb 12, 2023
(Preview Jan 26. 2023)
Copenhagen is based on a meeting between the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg that occurred in Copenhagen in 1941.
there is little to no doubt the men discussed nuclear weapons. The more powerful point might be that even if they didn't do so, men from warring countries both working on the nuclear program having a meeting would
have been grounds for treason and likely
execution had they been discovered.
“Never would I have thought I would be interested in a play about physics, but once I started it, I found I couldn’t put it down. It is a play about physics,
and science, yes, but so much more. It’s also about the politics around the morality of the atomic age, contentious and competitive friendships and the previously very strong friendship that was rendered untenable. It is a complex piece, and I am thrilled to have a trio of superb actors who will bring this compelling story to life.”
meet the team
Matt Heath is an actor and director based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose performances are frequently acclaimed as "tours de force" for his broad comic talent and transformative presentations. Matt studied theatre at Virginia Wesleyan University and has been acting and directing on stage, television, and film in New Mexico since 2007. He is known for his roles in Better Call Saul, where he played a man aggressively unhappy with his martini and Fantastic Force as the blustery Captain of an investigative force lead by a werewolf.
Notable stage roles include Glengarry Glen Ross (Dave Moss), The Best Man (Joe Cantwell), 'Art' (Marc), November (President Charles "Chuck" Smith) and, most recently, Laughter on the 23rd Floor (as the Sid Caesar-like Max Prince).
He is married with two wonderful children in a household abound with animals, including four pooches, two of which are rescue dogs, with always the possibility of more to come. "Some would rightly argue we have too many animals," Matt says, "I would say some of the best things in life are rescued."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jennifer Collom
Jay is proud to be making his Albuquerque stage debut with Actor’s Studio 66. Before moving to Albuquerque Jay appeared on stage in Chicago, where he worked with Eclipse Theatre Company, City Lit, Cor and Unheard of Theatre Company. He is an ensemble member with Bramble Theatre Company.
Jay is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and the Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship at The Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park. He studied Political Science at Ohio State University, and currently teaches US History and Government with Albuquerque Public Schools. He is represented by Bankston Talent Agency.
Zoë is a working actor and Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA-The Professional Stage Actor's Union) and SAG-AFTRA (Film and Television Union). Having begun performing at a very early age, Zoë's first love has always been the theater. You may learn more about Zoë on her website: zoeyeoman.com or follow her on IMDB.com. We bid you a hearty welcome to our theatrical home; thank you for allowing us to entertain you and we hope we see you over and over again.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
Copenhagen marks Mathew’s Albuquerque debut. He has performed in Maine, Washington, Texas, Virginia, and Arizona where he has long lived. Some favorite roles in recent years include Walt in A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney with iTheatre Collaborative, Gyp DeCarlo in Jersey Boys with The Phoenix Theatre Company, Stone in City of Angels with Theaterworks, and all the bad men in The Victorian Ladies Detective Collective with The Public Theatre of Maine.
Other credits: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (MacMurphy), Ragtime ((Father), The Music Man (Harold Hill), Romeo & Juliet (Capulet), & Big (MacMillan), Theaterworks; Comedy of Errors (E. Antipholus) & Shear Madness (Eddie) The Phoenix Theatre Company; Lobby Hero (Bill) & Blue/Orange (Bruce) Actors Theatre of Phoenix; The Price (Victor), The Chosen (Reuven), & The Old Man’s Friend (Bobby) Arizona Jewish Theatre Company; Spellbound: a Musical Adaptation of Cymbeline (Cloten) Southwest Shakespeare; The Last Romance (Ralph) Stage Left; & Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Bill W.) Broadway Palm West.
Many thanks to Actors Studio 66 for this fascinating opportunity, to Zoë
and Dan for their exceedingly generous hospitality, and abundant love as always to Mary and the fam!
*Member of Actors' Equity Association
Ricky has worked on a few shows in Albuquerque and is happy to be back for another show with Actors Studio 66. He recently did props for “Caldwelll's Bomb” and stage managed for “The Women of Lockerbie” at the Adobe Theater directed by his friend Pete Parkin.
He is happy to be working with the very talented Matt Heath as director and the solid cast that will make “Copenhagen” a treat to watch. He gives a special shout out to everyone at Actors Studios 66 - Tim, Linda, Zoe, and thanks them for the opportunity to work on another great production.
Jacob Dunlap has been working in the theatre for over 20 years. He has worked in many areas, but is always happy to return to his true love of costuming, and working backstage with actors.
- Assistant Stage Manager
Aislinn Granzin is seventeen years old and is currently attending Volcano Vista High School. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she enjoys working as a mentor in JROTC and in her high school's theater program, The Dragons. Copenhagen is her first show outside high school productions. She extremely excited to learn and work in the New Mexico theater industry with Actors Studio 66
- scenic & lighting designer
Pete recently directed The Women of Lockerbie at the Adobe, Trevor at the Vortex and The Revolutionists as a staff member at CNM’s CAT theatre last year. He is a graduate of Pasadena Playhouse with an MFA in directing where he did his Masters thesis on the Black Theatre movement. In 2021, he retired as a professor at LA Valley college after 40 years and moved to Albuquerque