January 17–February 3, 2002
USAN.Y.C. Premiere
How far would you go to defend the devil you know?
Meet the Artists

ALEXANDRA CUNNINGHAM is the show creator, executive producer and showrunner of Bravo’s scripted anthology Dirty John, based on the articles and breakout podcast from the Los Angeles Times.

Cunningham began her television writing career on NYPD Blue. She has since written and produced such shows as Rome, Desperate Housewives, the American remake of Prime Suspect, Bates Motel, Aquarius and most recently, Chance starring Hugh Laurie.

Cunningham graduated from Johns Hopkins and Columbia and was a playwriting fellow at The Juilliard School.

Daniel Aukin is a New York based director. He has directed world premieres by Sam Shepard, Melissa James Gibson, Joshua Harmon, Abe Koogler, Dan LeFranc, Michael Friedman, Itamar Moses, Amy Herzog, Mark Schultz, Mac Wellman, Quincy Long and Maria Irene Fornes. Formerly the Artistic Director of Soho Rep. in New York (1998-2006) where he developed and produced premieres by Richard Maxwell, Young Jean Lee, Thomas Bradshaw, Adam Bock, Anne Washburn and Jordan Harrison among many others. He has participated in development programs at Sundance Theater Lab, the O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference and New York Stage and Film. Upcoming: Emily Feldman’s The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy) and David Adjmi’s Stereophonic. He has three Obie Awards.

At the top of her affluent school’s social pecking order, Alex shares the throne with her best friend Reid. When Reid is accused of rape, Alex rallies to clear his name, with fierce and ruthless loyalty.

“Walder’s ability, as Alex, to spit venom with even the most casual remark is remarkable.”
American Theater Web

“Cunningham is a skillful writer and Aukin is wizardly in finding interesting ways to stage a piece…”

Written by

Alexandra Cunningham

Directed by

Daniel Aukin


Hilary Edson Adam Groves Liza Lapira Amber McDonald Shauna Miles Nell Mooney Joey Shea Robin Taylor Katie Walder

Set Design

Louisa Thompson

Costume Design

Louisa Thompson

Lighting Design

Jane Cox

Sound Design

Robert Kaplowitz


McGinn/Cazale Theater 2162 Broadway New York, NY