19. Church and State

Rob Nagle, Jason Odell Williams

If you could have a drink with anyone in the theatre world, who would it be? In this episode of Broadway Bartender, host Anthony Caporale welcomes playwright Jason Odell Williams and actor Rob Nagle of CHURCH & STATE to the bar!

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Guests

ROB NAGLE (Senator Charles Whitmore) is a proud member of the Antaeus Theatre Company and the Troubadour Theater Company. Recent credits include the world premieres of Jason Odell Williams’ Church & State (Skylight Theatre Company), Meghan Brown’s The Kill-Or-Dies (Electric Footlights and Moving Arts), Melissa Ross’ Of Good Stock and Samuel D. Hunter’s Rest (both at South Coast Repertory), as well as James Still’s Appoggiatura at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Other recent credits include Samuel D. Hunter’s Pocatello at Rogue Machine, Itamar Moses’ Completeness at Vs. Theatre Company, and James Joyce’s The Dead at Open Fist Theatre Company. Other theaters include Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Old Globe Theatre, Centerstage, San Jose Repertory and Shakespeare Theatre Company. Film includes Bad Samaritan, Mother’s Day, Boost, Fishing Naked, New Year’s Eve, Life As We Know It, The Soloist, Fun With Dick and Jane, Cellular, and American Wedding. Television includes recurring roles on “Eli Stone,” “Lincoln Heights” and “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as guest appearances on “The Librarians,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “Criminal Minds,” “Castle,” “Major Crimes,” “NCIS,” “Mad Men,” “Cold Case,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” “Without A Trace,” “Everwood,” “The Guardian,” and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” Training: Northwestern University. Wife: Heather Allyn. Pug: Roosevelt. Geek: RobNagle.com

JASON ODELL WILLIAMS (Playwright) is an Emmy Award nominated writer and producer ("Brain Games") as well as an Ovation Award-nominated  playwright. His latest play, Church & State, was produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at The Skylight Theatre in L.A. and JCC CenterStage in Rochester, NY. His play Handle With Care(published by Dramatists Play Service) was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and ran for over 100 performances Off-Broadway. The play has been produced 21 times in the last five years in the U.S. and Canada. Other plays: Baltimore in Black & White (the cell theatre); Someone Else (NC Stage); The Science of Guilt (The DR2);Going Offline (Fells Point Corner Theatre); The Jungle Gym (American Globe Theatre). Readings: Primary Stages, The Blank Theatre, The Lark and EST. Jason's first novel, Personal Statement, was optioned for a three-picture deal and he is currently adapting it for the screen with his wife and collaborator Charlotte Cohn.

www.churchandstatetheplay.com

Recipes

Jack and Sweet Tea

Glassware: Highball

Tools: Mixing Tin

Garnish: Lemon Wedge

Ingredients:

  • 1-½ oz. Jack Daniel’s
  • 4 oz. Sweet Tea
  • ¼ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Steps:

In a highball glass filled with ice, add:

  • 1-½ oz. Jack Daniel’s
  • 4 oz. Sweet Tea
  • ¼ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

Roll ingredients into a mixing tin to combine.

Pour back into your highball glass.

Garnish with a Lemon Wedge and serve with a straw.

Presbyterian

Glassware: Rocks

Tools: Bar Spoon

Garnish: Candied Ginger

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Whiskey (We use Jack Daniel’s)
  • 2 oz. Ginger Ale
  • Splash of  Club Soda

Steps:

In a rocks glass filled with ice, add:

  • 1 oz. Whiskey
  • 2 oz. Ginger Ale

Roll ingredients into a mixing tin to combine.

Pour back into your rocks glass and top with a splash of Club Soda.

Garnish with Candied Ginger to serve.