Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology

Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology

by Sarah Ruttan

Directed by Sarah Ruttan, Mel Glickman and Cooper Knight

“No man chases evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks” –Mary Shelley.

Sometimes the things we fear are not always the creatures that go bump in the night. The Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology combines an element of the everyday with a splash of the supernatural. A 9 scene journey through the stories and lives of individuals who will show that sometimes the most terrifying monsters of all are the ones we create ourselves.

About the Artistic Team

Mel Glickman (co-director) is an actor, theatre-maker, and fight choreographer from Baltimore, MD. They trained at NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing where they studied devised theatre and directing with Kate Whoriskey and Rosemary Quinn. Mel began directing, fight choreographing, and fight directing in 2010; since then, they have directed and choreographed for New York’s Fight Theatre, as well as Baltimore’s Spotlighters Theatre and Cohesion Theatre Company. Since moving to LA in 2016, they have fight and intimacy directed for Cotton Blend Production’s The London Rose and Q Youth Foundation’s Eastside Queer Stories. Mel has been performing with MB Stage since 2017, and they are honored and thrilled to have been invited on to their production team at the beginning of 2019.

Cooper Knight (co-director), is an AMDA Alumni, LA-based performer and writer. They’re excited and humbled to be here on their second ever real-world adventure into the world of directing, after years of theater experience.

Sarah Ruttan (co-director/writer/producer) Has worked with MBStage Productions for over four years, (first as an actor, then as part of the production team) Sarah is excited to drive headfirst into her first ever roles as Writer/Co-Director/Producer of The Monsters of Man. A graduate of AMDA: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Sarah has spent the last five years learning all she can about every aspect of the industry. And for a small town girl coming to the big world, she’s happy to say she’s had a blast doing so. She hopes above all else that you enjoy her writing debut with The Monsters of Man: A Supernatural Anthology.