A pioneer for females in law enforcement, Mary Shanley joined the NYPD in 1931, quickly becoming a Gotham all-star and tabloid sensation. During her 30-year career, she worked undercover to achieve a staggering 1000 career arrests, became the 4th woman in history to make detective 1st grade, and then nearly lost it all. Capturing her at a major crossroads of career, identity, and love–her most elusive culprit of all–Undercover: The Mary Shanley Story grapples with the legend of “Dead Shot Mary,” a trail blazer, a maverick, and a true New York original.

Starring Rachel McPhee
Written by Robert K. Benson

Directed by Stephen Kaliski
Stage Manager/ Lighting Design: Haejin Han
Costume Design: Peri Grabin- Leong
Set Design and Prop Coordination: Kyu Shin
Projection and Sound Design: Michael Feld
Graphic Design: Jason Michael Miller

Thursday August 6 8pm
Friday August 7 8pm
Saturday August 8 8pm

Under St Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10009

Tickets are $10 at the door (cash only)
To make a reservation please email deadshotmary@gmail.com

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Stephen Kaliski (Director) is a director, playwright, and educator. Directing credits include Gluten! (59E59 Theaters; coming November 2015), Pterodactyls (Teatro Circulo), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Yale Dramatic Association), Vinegar Tom (Manhattanville College), The Minervae (On the Square; Backstage “Critic’s Pick”), This (Proprietors Theatre Company) Cardenio, The Violet Hour and The Dumb Waiter (Brooklyn College), West Lethargy (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, New York Fringe), and His Minute Hand (Hollywood Fringe, 45 Bleecker). Playwriting credits include West Lethargy, which was published in Plays and Playwrights 2011 (ed. Martin Denton), His Minute Hand, Any May Now, Gluten!, and Memoriam, a sequel to Euripides’ Alcestis. He has worked with such directors as Austin Pendleton (Three Sisters, Assistant Director) and Michael Grandage (Evita on Broadway, SDC Traube Fellow) as well as with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Classic Stage Company, and LAByrinth Theater Company. Stephen received his M.F.A. in directing from Brooklyn College and has taught acting, directing, public speaking, and master classes on leadership and joy at Fordham, Brooklyn College, NYU, LIU Post, Yale, The Professional Performing Arts School, Talent Unlimited High School, and BMCC. stephenkaliski.com. uprightoutloud.com. adjustedrealists.com.


Haejin Han (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer) is a stage manager and a lighting designer. She was an assistant production manager for “Brigadoon” on Broadway and was an assistant technical director for the “Hero” at Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater. She stage managed at the BAM Harvey Theater for “Sweet Science Suite”. In 2014, she received the outstanding stage manager award at the New York Innovative Theater awards. She has worked with many dance companies, including Elisa Monte, Nimbus Dance Works, ITE, Francesca Harper Dance Company, and Life Dance. Currently, she is working at the TheaterLab as a technical director and at John Jay College as a production manager.  She is touring with “Burq off” as stage manager/lighting designer in the US and the UK. She is honored to work with “Undercover Mary Shanley”. More info: www.haejinhan.com


Kyu Shin (Scenic Design & Prop Coordination) is a NYC based Scenic Designer for Theatre, originally from South Korea. He has designed sets for Gruesome Play Injuries (New workshop Theatre), The Rimers of Eldritch and Clybourne Park (Whitman Theatre) in Brooklyn college. Also he has designed sets for Fast in Fire (Theatre for the New City), 19 (Schaprio Theatre-Colombia Univ.), Shulamit (JCC Manhattan), The Tuotors(Kraine Theatre), Unmentionables(Theatre 54), Paisieu(Connelly Theatre) and Acappella-NYMF(The Pearl theatre company). www.kyushindesign.com


Michael Feld (Sound Designer) Michael Feld is a sound designer, composer and director who uses technology in his art to connect in an immediate and resonant way. He has collaborated with numerous members of the artistic community and worked with leading performance companies in the New York scene, providing music and sound to a wide variety of art forms throughout his career, creating electronic compositions for classical adaptations, immersive sound environments for dance, narrative experiences for aerial performance and designing sound for video and trans-media. Michael has also toured nationally, presented at tech conferences, played music festivals, and performed at numerous venues and performance spaces throughout the country.

As an artist, Michael always strives to utilize the most advanced, technologically relevant approach to performance and composition, seeking to remove obstacles between audience and performer in favor of an intuitive approach that is transparent, joyful and viscerally honest. This deep sense of discovery and consistent evaluation of artistic methodology is a mission that Michael’s collaborators share, a common goal to reach a higher level of expression and remove preconceived barriers between artist and audience, and challenge notions of who gets to create narrative. As an educator, Michael has created his own unique music curriculum as a means to empower young people and democratize music making through technology. He believes that every person should have the tools to express themselves and live creatively.


Jeongyun Lee (Assistant Director) is an assistant director for theatre and stage musicals, originally from Seoul, South Korea. She got her BFA degree in Stage Performing Arts from Université Paris VIII. After graduation, she worked as an assistant director in 7 youth musicals, plays, and concerts at Hakchon Theatre, Seoul. She is thrilled to start working on her first production  in NYC with this project!