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THIS IS OUR YOUTH- written by Kenneth Lonergan. Kenneth co-wrote the screenplays for Analyze This and Gangs of New York (2002 WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay).
Sebastian De Souza, Jessamine Bliss-Bell & Morgan Watkins
Having been thrown out by his father, Warren shows up uninvited at his friend Dennis’s Upper West Side apartment, with a case full of stolen money. Small-time drug dealer Dennis is less than pleased. The night that ensues will challenge not just their friendship, but also their values and life choices, especially with the arrival of whip-smart Jessica. Set in the hyper-wealthy, hyper-dysfunctional world of 1980s New York, Kenneth Lonergan’s savagely funny, incisive play, is as much a revelation today as it was at its premiere.
SEBASTIAN DE SOUZA
READING THE PART OF WARREN
Sebastian is currently playing the role of Edmund in Claire McCarthy’s new feature film ‘Ophelia’ opposite Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. Other feature film credits include the leading role in his self-penned feature ‘Kids In Love’ alongside Cara Delevigne and Will Poulter, and the independent British feature ‘Plastic’ opposite Emma Rigby and Thomas Kretschmann. Last year Sebastian starred in Freeform’s ‘Recovery Road’ in the lead role of Wes alongside Jessica Sula, written by Bert Royal (Easy A).
Previous to this he played series regular Alfonso of Aragon in ‘The Borgias’ opposite Jeremy Irons and Holliday Grainger. He was also recently seen as a guest lead role in ‘Crossing Lines’ NBC and ‘Maigret’ for ITV. Sebastian is well known for playing Matty in the 3rd generation of ‘Skins’.
READING THE PART OF JESSICA
Jessamine-Bliss Bell graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City in 2015.
Her film credits since graduating include playing Meghan in ‘Dragonheart: Battle For the Heartfire’ (Universal Pictures), Mandy in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ (Columbia Pictures), Jeanne in ‘2015 Annee Quelconque’ (Les Fils De -short), Jess in ‘Smart Talks with Yayoi Kusama’ (short AirFrance TV), and Anna in ‘A Brooklyn Love Story’ (Greendore productions – short).
READING THE PART OF DENNIS
Morgan Watkins was born in Camden, North London. He trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for 3 years graduating in 2009. He has performed at The National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, and The Watford Palace Theatre. He played the leading role of Len, in The Critically Acclaimed Revival of Edward Bond’s ‘Saved’ at the Lyric Hammersmith. A year later he played Eben in ‘Desire Under the Elms’ by Eugene O’Neill also at the Lyric.
Morgan’s TV appearances include ‘The Hour’, ‘Harlots’, ‘Peep Show’, ‘The Mill’, ‘The Pity of War’, ‘Silent Witness’, ‘George Gently’, and ‘Silk’.
Morgan began his film career in ‘Wild Bill’ directed by Dexter Fletcher. His film credits include ‘Kingsman The Secret Service’, ‘Suffragette’, ‘Chicken’, ‘A Little Chaos’, ‘The Mad Axeman’, ‘Anna’, and ‘The Limehouse Golem’.