HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? ...THE MEL GROVERO PROJECT

Genre: Comedy
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A new play by Brandon Kalbaugh

A satire on the NYC Theatre industry, in parts both metaphorically and physically. For everyone who has ever: performed, auditioned, directed, casted, seen a bad play, or has just known someone in showbiz. The play follows Billy, an actor who is trying to make it in the Big Apple, through all the hurdles and questionable advice one encounters on such a journey. Along the way the audience meets agents, roommates, other actors and even a dirty old man, among many others. There's a song, a poem, a bright light, a jab or two at politicians, and a whole lotta craziness.
Preview:   10/24/06
Open:   10/25/06
Close:   10/29/06

Schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00PM, Sunday @ 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Theater:   Producers Club Theatres
Address:   358 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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A Short Walk from Times Square

Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors or Call: Two Spoons Theatre at (718) 965-1984
Joe MacDougall As Billy, Mel, and Dubya.
Joe has done a lot of theatre throughout New York over the last several years. If you have seen any of it, and you are not my mother, meet me after the show and I will give you back your $15

On a side note, Joe played Billy and the infamous Mel Grovero in Two Spoons recent production of "Have You Seen This Man?" No, really, it's a side note. It has nothing to do with the previous statement.

Brady Ovson As Actor One: Casting Director, Keithie B., Real Estate Agent, Anchorman, Dirty Old Man and O'Reilly, among others.
Brady's most recent New York theater credits include Little Tales at the Manhattan Children's Theatre, at the Ensemble Studio Theatre: The Airport Play (Marathon 2005) by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and multiple roles in And Then There Were 10. Virgin Rock at Producer's Club (best play Strawberry Festival 2005) and at 13th St. Rep, How To Lose Your Lover in 6 Short Plays at Theatre Row: The Breakup & Breaking and Entering. He currently works with the Upright Citizen's Brigade. Brady has appeared on As the World Turns. He is a member of Scriptease Improv, the World's Only Stripping Improv Troupe. Endless thanks to Chaung
Cinda Lawrence As Actor Two: Agent, Starlet, Shirley Monroe, Mother, Geri, and Dame Condi, among others.
(Nancy in Oh, Nancy!) A graduate of the National Shakespeare Conservatory, Cinda has been writing and performing in New York theatre, television and film for a number of years. Theatre credits include Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Drop Dead, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Outing Wittgenstein, and Owls. She has written and performed two original works, the second of which was featured in the Midtown International Theatre Festival 2006, and produced by Two Spoons. Most recently she has been seen in many different incarnations while she performed countless characters for the world premier of Have You Seen This Man this past fall. She is currently seeking more spoons in a world of forks and knives.

Josh Carpenter As Rufus, and the Duke of Kerry
Josh is just a simple little southern boy from Texas who loves his fried chicken, mashed potatoes and performing all over New York. Actually, anything but little, he's been seen jumping here to there, recently in "The Reading" directed by the amazing Paula Riley, part of The Second Annual Chester Horn Short Play Festival. He's performed in some things you know "For Whom The Southern Bell Tolls", "I Never Sang For My Father", etc. and some you don't "Dolphin Up A Tree","Epilogue Gone", etc. Training for 3 years under Matt at Matthew Corozine Studio where he played his most memorable role, a guy dying of aids in "Here It Comes." Having a passion to sing as well, he has lent his voice to many musicals back home and here. He just filmed "Book Thief" a trailer for a book being released this year as well as other film projects and continuosly works on his own stuff. He can also be seen in a staged reading of Brandon's play "Trumped" on 10/28/06. Josh is thrilled to be working with The Two Spoons Theatre Company, acting alongside a killer cast and amazing director.

Thank you to Brandon for giving me this shot to be part of a great play that we all can relate to, my awesome cast, my mom and great family for always pushing me to go as far as my long legs would carry me, my rocks-you know who you are, friends, and of course the big GOD...the one that wouldn't say sh*t! Rock On!

Salim Rahman As Terrence, and the Earl of Moore
Salim is one of 11 children, who spent most of his childhood in Southern California, then moved to Seattle, Washington. As a child he fell in love with sports: football, boxing and basketball. Later during high school he discovered another love - acting. His competitive and ambitious nature would not let him settle for anything less than being accepted to one of the top schools in the nation, S.U.NY. Purchase. Since graduating Salim has toured the nation in a one-man show, starred in over 15 commercials and voice overs, MTV's Boiling Points and performed in a production of Macbeth at the Harlem Schools of the Arts. He is very excited to be a part of this production. He draws inspiration from his parents and younger brother, Ibrahim. Salim gives thanks to his creator for this blessing
Brooke Chirone As Jolie, and Lady Hillary.
Brooke was last seen in the award-winning short film "Greed" featured in the 48-Hour Film Project (Bucky Wilson Prod) and the New York Production of "I'd Leave You...But We Have Reservations" (Living Image Arts). Other credits, Regional: Nunsense 2 (Brown County Playhouse), The House of Bernarda Alba (Diorama Theatre, London). TV/Film: Six Flags Commercials (Mean Street Prod), Eryka Badu "Love of My Life" music Video, "Little Dick Loser" (Passed Out in a Cab Prod).
Brandon Kalbaugh Writer, Director, and As Voice.
(Playwright- Pete's Pot of Gold, Director- Oh, Nancy!) Brandon has been kicking around off-off Broadway now for about 7 years. He's acted in black box theatres all over the city and with such companies as DM Theatrics, Shotgun Productions, and The Looking Glass Theatre. As a Director, he has directed both of Cinda Lawrence's plays, her one woman show a few years back and Two Spoons first production which was featured as part of the MITF 2006, and his original work Have You Seen This Man produced in October by Two Spoons. He also directed a short play for the Collision Festival 2006 and a few other one acts and nights of one-acts for Mel Grovero Productions. Most recently Playwrighting has been his main focus. He's had a few one-acts produced off off, a one-page play in the finals for Lamia Ink!'s annual competition. His first full production of one of his full lengths was "HYSTM..." "Trumped," his first completed full length was given a staged reading by Two Spoons. He has also served as a librettist and created two full length Christmas musicals to rave reviews for Encore! Theatrical Arts Project in Northern Virginia.

Special thanks to all of the talent who have contributed and of course Emily, his soon to be wife.