Fran Kirmser and Christopher Burney present:

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration


Performance of Tom Price Confirmation Hearing Panel 1, March 1 at 7pm at the Bank Street Theater

New York, NY —


AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD is a series of readings that reflect the issues that President Donald Trump faces in office. Conceived and produced by Fran Kirmser and Christopher Burney, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD are verbatim readings of Senate and Congressional hearing transcripts.


The next reading in the series will take place on March 1, 2017 at 7pm and focus on the confirmation hearings for Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s nominee who has been confirmed to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price is an American physician who has been a U.S. Representative for Georgia since 2005. This member of the President's Cabinet is concerned with health matters under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "ACA" or "Obamacare". As nominee for this cabinet position, Dr. Tom Price had to be approved by the Senate with a simple majority vote before appointed to the new administration.


The cast for this reading features, Mary Bacon, Venessa Diaz, Halley Feiffer, Francesca Harper, Sue Jean Kim,  Leslie Kritzer, Ana Noguiera, Kellie OverbeyTracy Shayne, Valerie Smaldone, and Tamara Tunie.


How can we trust what we are told? At a time when many news outlets seek the sensational angle and the sources of information are questioned, this reading series, now focused on cabinet hearings, offers information without editorial slant in an effort to share facts and provoke all people to ask the tough questions and inspire action. 


The pop up reading series intends to follow the administration through the next four years addressing issues as they arise. Future topics include, but are not limited to, immigration, the economy, international relations, racism, LGBTQ and gender equality, the homeless crisis, national security, and education.


The reading is Free and Open to the public. Reservations required by calling 212-554-3431


Location: AMERICAN SCOREBOARD will have a reading at The Bank Street Theater at HB Studios, 124 Bank Street, NYC.


Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes no intermission.


Tickets: Free, reservations required by calling 212-554-3431


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American Scoreboard, conceived and created by Fran Kirmser and Chris Burney, is a pop-up reading series that reflects the issues that President Donald Trump faces in office through readings of verbatim Senate and Congressional hearing transcripts presented without interpretation or slant. The first reading, on January 24, 2017 reached back into 2016 on the topic of corporate fraud with The Wells Fargo Hearing Panel 1. The cast included Quincy Dunn Baker, Bill Dawes, Constantine Maroulis, Sapna Parikh, Katharine Powell, Adeola Role, Peter Scolari, Tracy Shayne, Asa Somers, and James Yaegashi and Saundra Santiago.




Fran Kirmser is a two time Tony Award winning producer whose credits include; Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award 2013), Hair (Tony Award 2009), Glengarry Glen Ross, Lombardi, and August Wilson’s Radio Golf. In 2008, off the heels of the financial crisis, Kirmser conceived and produced a sports series for stage to explore leadership, competition, teamwork and resilience beginning first with Lombardi, now a film in development with Legendary Pictures. 



Christopher Burney is the Associate Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre where he has worked since 1996. Previously, he worked at Lincoln Center Theater as the Assistant to the Director of Musical Theatre. He teaches creative producing and New York theatre history at Columbia University in the Graduate School of the Arts. 



HB was founded in 1945 by the Broadway actor and director Herbert Berghof. Berghof, born in Austria, was a protégé of the German realist director Max Reinhardt. A refugee from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime, Berghof came to New York in 1939, where he joined a community of immigrant artists interested in bringing the classical training of the European theatrical tradition into practice in the still-young American theatre and created a studio for this work and practice.  Berghof met the celebrated actress Uta Hagen in 1945 and invited her to join him in teaching at the Studio. Together, Hagen and Berghof trained some of the most noted actors of the American theatre. Their students, colleagues, and a new generation of accomplished artists continue that tradition today.


All Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.