The First Man is a new play by Wil Hart and directed by Michael Bradshaw Flynn. The play dives into the lives of three people at three different moments in time, as their world’s collide, shatter and get pieced back together. It examines cycles of the human experience, wrestling with themes of power, love, sex, religion and the not-knowing.

It’s a visceral and darkly comic exchange between actors and audience, not for the faint-hearted but definitely a fascinating night at the theatre.


Thu Sep 1, 2016 | 8:00PM
Fri Sep 2, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sat Sep 3, 2016 | 8:00PM
Sat Sep 3, 2016 | 10:30PM
Sun Sep 4, 2016 | 9:00PM 


Under St Marks Theatre, 94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009



DAN NEWSOME (The First Man)
The First Man marks Dan's New York Theatre debut. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Some of his favorite roles include: Venus Illuminato in "while chasing the fantastic...", Kenny in "Detroit" and Stoner/Funeral Director in the premiere of "On Prosperity". Dan would like to thank everyone who has helped towards bringing this show to life for their support and encouragement!

JILLIAN GEURTS (The First Woman)
Jillian Geurts began her theatre career in Australia working with award-winning Zen Zen Zo Physical and touring internationally as a company member. She moved to New York City in 2012 to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has been working in theatre, film and TV since graduation last year. She can be seen on "The Mind of a Murderer" this fall, as well as in the feature films "The Algebra of Need", "Trailer Park Princess" and "Abnormal Attraction" (with Malcolm McDowell).

DASH BARBER (The Second Man)
Dash began his career starring as Prince Harry in Stephen Frears’ 2005 film "The Queen" starring Helen Mirren. He then worked in theatre in the UK before going on to train at Manchester University and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. After graduation he went on to work with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Dash's credits include Garcon in "Zeigfeld's Midnight Frolic", Rick in "Drifting into Daylight" and, most recently, Harry in "POSH" at the Steep Theatre under the direction of Jon Berry. The production was widely acclaimed and won a Jeff award for Best Ensemble.

Michael is a founder and the producing artistic director for The Scranton Shakespeare Festival, an official 501(c) 3, not for profit theatre that offers professional theatre free of charge to the public. 

When he is not working in Scranton, Michael can be found associate directing for Broadway legend Jack O’ Brien on projects like the starry, Broadway satire, 'It’s Only A Play' and the upcoming 'The Front Page' revival, produced by Scott Rudin. Michael has also assisted Broadway and Television Director, Scott Ellis in his new play 'DADA WOOF PAPA HOT' and alongside Broadway and Hollywood writer Douglas Carter Beane.
Michael also spends his time directing at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, “the oldest acting school in the English speaking world”.


Wil Hart is a Manhattan based playwright, originally from Minnesota, with several new plays in the works. His plays include Come In Peace, celebrated by BTF at The People's Improv Theater. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.