BLUE COYOTE THEATER GROUP is a New York City not-for-profit theater company, incorporated in August 2000. We are dedicated to producing new American plays and actively collaborating with emerging American playwrights. In 2011, Blue Coyote created the COYOTE COMMISSION PROJECT, inviting six playwrights into the inaugural class, commissioning each to write a full-length play. Blue Coyote was a GLAAD Media Awards nominee for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Theatre for its 2005 production of BUSTED JESUS COMIX, and was selected as one of NYTHEATRE.COM's PEOPLE OF THE YEAR for 2006. Blue Coyote's production of David Johnston's THE ORESTEIA in 2007 was cited in two year-end "best" lists, in TIME OUT NEW YORK and by Michael Criscuolo at NYTHEATRE.COM. The entire collection of short plays from the three installments of the STANDARDS OF DECENCY PROJECT, all of which were commissioned by Blue Coyote between 2006 and 2011, will be published by New York Theater Experience in 2012. Blue Coyote Theater Group is a member of the LOWER MANHATTAN ARTS LEAGUE and the ALLIANCE OF RESIDENT THEATERS/NEW YORK.
KYLE ANCOWITZ is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. After settling in New York City, he worked as a directing resident at Playwrights Horizons, participating in such productions as THE UNEASY CHAIR by Evan Smith and BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION by Christopher Durang, assisting Nicholas Martin. Directing credits with Blue Coyote include BRILLIANT TRACES; WANDA'S VISIT; THE AUTHOR'S VOICE; NEBRASKA; PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS; KINGFISH; DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM; A PHONE CALL FROM WASHINGTON STATE, LATE AT NIGHT; SATURDAY WITH MARTIN; THE GREAT ESCAPE; THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE; for THE STANDARDS OF DECENCY PROJECT: A FUNERAL HOME IN BROOKLYN, WHAT TO DO TO A GIRL, SOMETHING DECENT; DEPARTURES; for BLUE COYOTE'S HAPPY ENDINGS: PEEP SHOW, THE WHITE SWALLOW, THE GUEST; WHEN IS A CLOCK; GLEE CLUB. For the Brick Theater: Matthew Freeman's TRAYF and AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR. He currently serves as Technical Director for Access Theater. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
ROBERT BUCKWALTER is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group, and a graduate of the William Esper Studio, where he studied with Terry Knickerbocker. For Blue Coyote: (Actor) PARADISE; BRILLIANT TRACES; THE AUTHOR'S VOICE; NEBRASKA; ROOTS IN WATER; PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS; KINGFISH; DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM; A PHONE CALL FROM WASHINGTON STATE, LATE AT NIGHT; THE GREAT ESCAPE; THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE; A FUNERAL HOME IN BROOKLYN; PEEP SHOW. Director: TIBERIAS, from THE STANDARDS OF DECENCY PROJECT;WHENEVER YOU'RE READYfrom BLUE COYOTE'S HAPPY ENDINGS.
GARY SHRADER is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. For Blue Coyote, he has appeared in NEBRASKA, PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS, KINGFISH, DIMLY PERCEIVED THREATS TO THE SYSTEM, LEAVING TANGIER, A BUSH CAROL, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, THE ORESTEIA, and GLEE CLUB (Antidepressant Festival, the Brick Theater), and has directed ROOTS IN WATER, BUSTED JESUS COMIX, LEAVING TANGIER, A BUSH CAROL, THE AMERICANS, PARADISE, CONVERSATIONS ON RUSSIAN LITERATURE, EFFIE JEAN IN TAHITI, NANCE O'NEIL, and three one-acts each for THE STANDARDS OF DECENCY PROJECT and BLUE COYOTE'S HAPPY ENDINGS. In 2008 he directed the premiere of David Johnston's THE GEORGE PLACE at Wellfleet Harbor Actor's Theater.
STEPHEN SPEIGHTS is a founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group. His work as a composer/lyricist includes David Johnston's EFFIE JEAN IN TAHITI and A BUSH CAROL, Matthew Freeman's THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE and GLEE CLUB (as well as ANTHEMS FOR THE FRINGE, the concert it inspired). Directing credits include the premiere of THE ORESTEIA (TIME OUT NY's Best of 2007) and the NYC premiere of MOTHRA IS WAITING, both by David Johnston; Brian Dykstra's TWO TOALLY NAKED GUYS STANDING AROUND TALKING ABOUT BLASPHEMY WITHOUT GETTING ALL THAT VIOLENT ABOUT IT; Boo Killebrew's TRUE LOVE WAITS and PULLING TEETH; and David Foley's SWITCH. As an actor he has appeared in numerous productions with BCTG. Graduate MFA Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts.