DECK THE HALLMANS!

Genre: Comedy
Directed by Audrey Crabtree. Fight directed by Adam Swiderski. Improvised by the ensemble.

Deck the Hallmans! is a holiday improvised comedy (with fights) revolving around Bob & Carol Hallman's Christmas celebration. Audience suggestions fuel the Yule-tide fire and the actors and improvisers surprise you as they incorporate choreographed fights. It's shaping up to be a traditional holiday with the whole Hallman family together! Hopefully no one from their past will ruin this perfect holiday. Who would fight on Christmas? Before the evening is over you, too, will want to Deck the Hallmans!

Deck the Hallmans! is presented as part of the Brick Theater's Fight Fest www.bricktheater.com/fightfest 
 

Deck the Hallmans! will play Sun Dec 6 at 6pm, Wed Dec 9 at 8pm, Sat Dec 12 at 11pm, Sun Dec 13 at 8:30pm, Saturday Dec 19 at 11pm as part of FIGHT FEST at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue between Union and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn).


About the Company: Ten Directions

Ten Directions is a theatre and film creative team formed by artistic directors Lynn Berg and Audrey Crabtree. We tell stories that pose questions to our audiences, collaborating artists and ourselves. Focusing on engaging and entertaining our audiences, we choose the style, medium and artists to best tell these stories. We encourage spontaneity and creative use of resources throughout our process.

Open:   12/06/09
Close:   12/19/09

Schedule:
Deck the Hallmans! will play Sun Dec 6 at 6pm, Wed Dec 9 at 8pm, Sat Dec 12 at 11pm, Sun Dec 13 at 8:30pm, Saturday Dec 19 at 11pm
Theater:   Brick Theater
Address:   575 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Cost:$18.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101
Company: Ten Directions         Official Web Site: www.tendirections.net

Alyssa Simon is thrilled to make her debut with Ten Directions. Much thanks to a wonderful director, cast and crew. Proud Mason Member of The Brick, she is also in Fight Fest's The Ninja Cherry Orchard as Charlotta 2. Past Brick credits include A Little Piece Of The Sun, Notes From Underground, Lord Oxford Presents, Temptation, and Mountain Hotel among plenty of others over the past five years. She has also performed at the Kraine, most recently in Marc Spitz's Up For Anything, La Mama, The Duplex, Joe's Pub, Vital Theatre and The Drilling Company. www.alyssasimon.com

Lynn Berg Rick Roma

Lynn Berg is an artistic director of Ten Directions and has written, and acted in the NYIT Award winning Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Saint Arlecchino, and the films “un Pote Nain (Midget Buddy)” and “Dirty Twin.” Lynn’s other credits include the Brick Theater's Every Play Ever Written, William Jennings Bryan in Third Lows Productions’ Penny Dreadful, the national tour and the Off-Broadway production of Tony N' Tina's Wedding, and a giant robot in Victor Varnado's "Roboto Supremo." Regionally he played Curly in Of Mice and Men, Charley in Charley's Aunt, and John in A Life in the Theater. He has a MFA in performance from the University of Louisville where he had LeCoq movement training and mask work and has studied improvisation with Armando Diaz and clown, bouffon and physical comedy with Sue Morrison, Giovanni Fusetti and David Shiner. Lynn is a novice apiarist. www.tendirections.net

Audrey Crabtree (Director) is an award-winning performer, writer, and director. She works with actors, improvisers, clowns, bouffons, burlesque performers, and performance artists, teaching, coaching and directing theatre for more than 17 years. She’s directed and performed with improv groups ComedySportz, The Brave New Workshop, The Bad Mamma Jammas, Jump Up and Run, The Young and the Weightless, Petersen Park and Disney California Adventure. She is currently directing My Name Is… at Ars Nova. She is Co-Artistic Director of Ten Directions, creators of more than 15 collaborative productions including Bouffon Glass Menajoree and Without Regret, Deenie Nast. She also wrote and performed with NPR, MN Public Radio, and performed in Comedy Central’s “Let’s Bowl.” She was a Collective: Unconscious Board Member for four years where she co-created 8 original ensemble works including the Drama Desk Award winning Charlie Victor Romeo. Audrey has studied clown and bouffon with Sue Morrison and Giovanni Fusetti, clown with Philippe Gaulier, and physical comedy with David Shiner and is a co-founder/director of the NY Clown Theatre Festival. Her students have performed on David Letterman, The Conan O’Brien Show, and Mad TV and are featured performers in cabarets, art museums and Spiegeltents around the world.  www.audreycrabtree.com

Donetta Riley Laverne

Donetta Riley has an M.F.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville. She has worked the last 10 years in the Musical Theatre and Improv world. Credits include Disney MGM Studios, the McLeod Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade, ComedySportz, Ten Directions and Collective Unconscious. Currently, she teaches voice and dance through the Music Together program and has her own Theatre Arts program for 1st and 2nd graders in Pelham, New York. She can also be seen as the New Jersey Lottery Lady.

Robert Honeywell Bob Hallman

Robert Honeywell has appeared in various productions at The Brick, including Lord Oxford Brings You the Second American Revolution, Live!, Notes From Underground, Every Play Ever Written, Greed: a Musical Love $tory, Ich Liebe Jesus!, Mountain Hotel, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, and the Faulkner adaptation In a Strange Room. Writing and composing credits include Lord Oxford, Every Play Ever Written (“a must-see for anyone who has been onstage”–NYTimes), Greed (“one of the best new musicals in town right now”–nytheatre.com), Ich Liebe Jesus! (“brilliantly conceived”–nytheatre.com), Françoise changes her mind, Jenna is nuts, World War III shall be a lovely daydream, and the libretto Meetings (American Opera Projects). He is a co-founder and co-artistic director of The Brick, winner of the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s 2009 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award.

Moira Stone Carol Hallman

Moira Stone is a Brick regular. Most recently, she directed last season's "Lord Oxford Presents the Second American Revolution..." Prior to that, she appeared in Notes from Underground, Every Play Ever Written, Greed: A Musical Love $tory, and Film is Evil, Radio is Good, among many others. Moira has also worked at Nada, the Kraine, PS122 and HERE and regional theaters around the country. Graduate of Indiana University, proud member of Actors Equity.  www.moirastone.com

Iracel Rivero Grandma

Iracel Rivero was born in the beautiful province of Matanzas, Cuba and immigrated to the United States at a very early age with her mother and sister. They settled in Connecticut where Iracel fell in love with theater after a school trip to see West Side Story. She studied at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida under a Latino Scholar and Fine Arts Fellowship. Shortly after graduation, Iracel moved to New York City to pursue acting. She is a frequent collaborator at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. www.iracelrivero.com

Lauri Berritta Chris/Chrissy

Lauri Berritta.  This summer Lauri performed at FringeNYC in Fine Feathered Friends' production of The Death of Evie Avery. She also performed in and helped produce Cirque Off 2009. Past performances include: Dining with Cirque This (Triskelion Arts Theater), The Debate Society's The Eaten Heart (Redhouse Arts Center & Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Christmas Carol (Secret Theater), NY Downtown Clown: Slapstick Dojo (Kraine Theater & Good Day NY).

Jonathan Kaplan is a visual artist, clown, musician, and most recently, rollerblade hobbyist. He studied improv at the People's Improv Theater, studied clown and bouffon with Eric Davis, studied art at The School of Visual Arts, and taught himself how to rollerblade and play musical instruments. Years ago he founded, performed and recorded with the indie rock band Bookstore, the wierdo sound art project Destructasaurus Rex and as a solo artist. This year, he created animations for Kill Me Loudly, ...and the fear cracked open, and won an award in Canada's Applied Arts Magazine for Photo Illustration. Occasionally he performs improv with his sister in a duo called "The Kaplans". You can see some of his artwork at jkaps.com