Jacquelyn Honeybourne (director) is a graduate of Washington University in Saint Louis with a BA in Theatre and Biology. She is a director of reimagined classics and new works in New York City. Some of her most recent directing credits include: Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes, Casina (Adaptor/Director), Phaedra (Adaptor/Director), Paradise, Li’l Heroes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Paradise: A One Woman Show (UK), and The War Zone is My Bed: A One Woman Show (UK).
Justin Lauro (director/actor) is a classically trained actor, having studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and International Theater Workshop in Amsterdam. He served as assistant director to acclaimed Dutch director and Brecht scholar Paul Binnerts for NYU's Main Stage production of Bertolt Brecht's Man is Man, later performing in a revival of the production at the HERE Arts Center in downtown New York. Justin adapted Carol Churchill's teleplay The After-Dinner Joke for the stage and directed its US premiere at the Barrow Group Theater. A certified actor-combatant with the SAFD, Justin has worked as an assistant fight director at the Atlantic Theater Company and fight choreographer at New York Renaissance Faire and Fort Tryon Park Medieval Festival. Other acting credits include Twelfth Night, Our Country's Good, and 15-Minute Hamlet. He attended New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with a B.F.A. in theater.
Inspired by the TRUFFULA Trees of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax...
The TRUF is Theatre that Reflects an Unbridled Fascination
for the Facts and Fables Upon which we base our Lives and Actions.
We chronicle a peoples’ story, a country’s story. We share stories we don’t often hear -- the sides of stories we never knew.
By pairing multigenerational pieces, we intertwine themes relevant to young and old and blur the line that divides the two. For every show we produce, there is a children’s theatre counterpart.
By presenting a pair of shows, we integrate adult and children’s theatre to foster discussion between the ages that will continue long after the curtain has dropped.
Our work is not just for adults. It’s not just children’s theatre. Our work sows a seed of TRUF in the minds of our audience and nurtures an environment where it can flourish.