TEASPOON FESTIVAL 2007

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Festival
Two Spoons Theatre Company present 9 plays by 8 playwrights, 7 directors and a bunch o' actors.

Step into a coffee house as soon as you enter the Theatre. The stage and house alike are set up to feel like an upscale coffee house. Accoustic music is played live by a featured artist to welcome the audience into their seats with the smell of coffee in the air. Get comfy for an evening of 9 short plays from playwrights all across the US. If you like the pre-show artist's music you'll be able to buy a cd at intermission. There is some drama, some comedy, and even a touch of the surreal as the Two Spoons Theatre Company presents an evening of Coffee, Tea and Theatre.

GET THERE EARLY and find out what it means to be a spoon from the musical stylings of Amy Fix (creator of the metaphor behind our company). Thursday and Saturday Night shows Only.

Cast: Angie Dix-Set Design , Charmaine Broad-Director , Neil Howard, Josh Mertz, Brianne Moncrief

Open:   03/22/07
Close:   03/25/07

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday @8pm, Saturday & Sunday @2pm (yes, there are two shows on Saturday.
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
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Brandon Kalbaugh Co-Producer, Director of "Oh, Nancy!", Playwright - Pet's Pot of Gold, Co-Set Design, Kane - "Oh, Nancy!"
(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.

Cinda Lawrence Co-Producer, Nancy in "Oh, Nancy!"
(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.

Emily Stacks Associate Producer
Straight from a VA high school to the stage at Radio City, Emily has spent the last five years as a Radio City Rockette. A dancer for most of her life, she has also appeared on the Tony Awards alongside Hugh Jackman, and in various benefit performances for DRA (Dancers Respond to Aids), as well as traveling the country with New York City Theatrical Events. Off stage, Emily continually works as a stage manager for Onstage New York and has also worked for New York City Dance Alliance. This is her third stint with Two Spoons. She stage managed Two Spoons Theatre Company's first production with MITF 2006. She lovingly thanks her future hubby for keepin' her busy whether she likes it or not. Once we're married does that make me a tablespoon Cinda? Perhaps I should drop the spoon metaphors. Brandon and Cinda, you're my favorite spoons in the drawer. :-)
 
Tony Capone Director of "Back In"
Tony Capone is very thankful to the cast for their work on Back In. New York directing credits include: The Faithful, Laundry and Bourbon, Lone Star, and The Fear Project (The Barrow Group), Myth America (INTAR 53), Six Women with Brain Death (NY Mus.Theatre Fest.). Summer stock productions include: Parallel Lives, The Graduate, The Rats, and Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage (The Theater Barn). This summer he will direct, Ten Little Indians (Cortland Rep) and The Full Monty (Arundel Barn).

 
Marc Jones Director of "Blind Man's Bluff" and "Double Whammy"
Marc Jones is an actor, director and a producer. In the past year alone Marc has acted in, produced, general managed, and directed over half a dozen off-off Broadway and off Broadway projects. Recent theatre credits include: Medal of Honor Rag, 26 Dates and Counting, Pitching The Star, Coral Strand, Blue Plate Special, Short Stuff III. His most recent producing project Double Occupancy was given an outstanding review. Marc has his own invitation only acting school called The Invitation Acting School (www.theinvitationclass.com). Marc recently received an award from the Barrow Group for all his artistic support.

 
Todd A. Lawson Director of "Medals"
Todd Lawson- Todd has worked primarily as an actor since coming to New york 10 years ago. His acting credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway, National tours and numerous regional theatres around the country. He has also stared in films and commercials. He would like to thank his very talented cast for their patience and dedication and Brandon for giving him this chance to make his NYC directorial debut.
Joe MacDougall Director of "Pete's Pot of Gold"
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.

 
Paula J. Riley Director of "Wednesdays" and "I Feel Swell"
As an actor, Paula had the good fortune to play many wonderful roles some of which are: Daisy Werthon in Driving Miss Daisy, Thelma Gates in ‘Night Mother, and many of Neil Simon's rollicking funny ladies in several of his plays. Her love of directing brings her to another festival and another two original works, which she hopes you will enjoy. Paula is also an acting coach in New York city. She thanks TwoSpoon Theatre, Brandon and Cinda for this opportunity.
Liz Amberly "Double Whammy"

Plays include "Blueberry Waltz" (published by Samuel French) "The 11:05" (published by Smith & Kraus) "Double Whammy" (also a film that aired on Channel 13 WNET/NY) "Whisper Down the Lane" and "Lullaby Lost." Her most recent full-length play is "Ripples".

She was commissioned by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center to create the mulitmedia play with video and music "Beyond the Cabin" (co-written with Pat Watkins.) They have also co-written original TV programs including "Time Zone" (optioned) and Susu (animated series.) Liz also writes documentaries, vignettes and narrative feature films.

Liz is also an actress who has performed on stage, film and television. She most recently acted in "Interchange" (Critics' Pick of the New York Times) and has acted in "Tickets Please" (Algonquin Theater) "Fair Liberty's Call" (Original cast album available on iTunes) "Five O'Clock" (WorkShop Theater) "Harriet the Spy" (Promenade Theater) "Master Builder" (Pelican Theater) "Babes in Toyland" (Variety Arts, Town Hall) "Can Can" (ArtPark). She also had a recurring small part on "One Life to Live" and a featured role in the film "Let's Talk".

Member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, Dramatists Guild. FOR DETAILED INFO, and to see reels, recordings and photos, check out Liz's official WEBSITES:

www.lizamberly.com (writing website)

www.lizamberlyacts.com (acting website)

 
Sue Brody "Wednesdays"
Sue Brody received her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 1995. She is currently Director of Student Placement at the Boston Architectural College. She has had plays produced by the Arlington Players (Boston, MA), Theatre One (Middleboro, MA), TCAN Festival (Natick, MA), StudioRep (Providence, RI), Cedar Lane Stage (Bethesda, MD), Youth Festival Shorts (Williston, ND), fusionworks (Middleboro, MA), Two Spoons Theatre Company (NYC), Poco Loco Players (Grants, NM), Lakeshore Players Theatre (White Bear Lake, MN), The Renaissance Guild (San Antonio, TX), the Seven Deadly Sins Festival (Framingham, MA), Mill City Falls Festival (Lowell, MA) and Studio 400's reading series (Pensacola, FL). She has plays that will be performed by Theatre Vertigo (Portland, OR) in Fall 07 and a play that was selected for future performance by Stagecrafters (Royal Oak, MI). She has had plays short listed by Blacktown City Community Theatre's 4 Short Plays Plus (Australia). and Kingwood College's Annual Evening of Ten Minute Plays (Kingwood, TX). Sue was also a finalist for the John C. Gardner Two-Minute Play Prize, Wilkes University, PA. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP).
 
Mark Cornell "Medals"

Mark Cornell has had more than 50 of his plays produced in theatres around the world. His short plays have won numerous awards, including the LW Thomas Award for Bad Thing, and the Short and Sweet Award in Brisbane, Australia for The Rental Company. His play One Life was published in Smith and Kraus’s Best Plays of 2014. His play At Birth was part of the Hormel Festival of Plays at Phoenix Theatre and was an O’Neill semi-finalist. Sprucehaven B will be produced early 2016 with Rising Sun Performance Company as part of Frigid NYC. Other plays include All the Answers (over 20 productions; Singapore, Australia, LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, among others), Hand (Nylon Fusion, NYC), The Obit, Boo Shop and Two Turtle Doves. He is the writer-in-residence with Moonlight Stage Company in Raleigh, NC. He has an MFA in playwriting from UCLA..

 
Steven Korbar "Blind Man's Bluff"
Steven Korbar has worked regularly as a Playwright and actor in the Los Angeles area for the last fifteen years. His produced plays include, "Two Festivals of Light" (PV Players),"The Suicide Prevention Line" (St. Geneses Theater), "Too Small" (PV Players), "Night People" (The 2nd Stage), "Mrs. Honeyvale" (Odyssey Theater),"Twisted, Spooky, Creepy". (Gardner Stages) and "Unhealthy Appetites" (Theater of NOTE).

 
Henry Meyerson "I Feel Swell" and "No Prune"
My full-length productions include: BEWARE THE MAN EATING CHICKEN, FringeNYC 2004, JAVA JIVE at the Avery Point Playhouse, Ct., the Midtown International Play Festival and the Producer's Club in NYC, and THE LAST FALCON, Victory Hall, Jersey City, May, 2006. JUMP JIM CROW was part of the 2006 Juneteenth Legacy Festival in Louisville. One act plays have been produced by: First Stage, LA, Theater of Note, LA, Samuel French Festivals, Theatrix Theater Company. Strawberry Festival, Teachers Theatre, the Upper West Side JCC , Epiphany Theater Company and Synapse Theater Company. I am Co-Artistic Director/Literary Director of New Jersey Dramatists, and a member of The Dramatist Guild and Times Square Playwrights. I received a MFA in Playwrighting from Brooklyn College.
  Jason Montgomery received his B.A. at California State University , San Marcos , in their Literature and Writing department where he was honored with the Undergraduate Student Academic Excellence Award for the Writing Emphasis. As a writer, Jason's plays have been featured in festivals across the country. He participated as a playwright in Creative Arts Enterprise's fourth annual Lavender Footlights festival in Miami , and in October 2006, he wrote for Tucson Arizona 's inaugural LGBT new plays festival First Words: Relativity, sponsored by the Arizona chapters of Wingspan, and Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Along with directing staged readings for local San Diego playwrights, Jason has directed works for the San Diego Actors Alliance Festival, and serves as the coeditor, and founder of the new drama magazine Practical Theatre Tactical. He is currently engaged in graduate studies in the University of California , Santa Barbara 's department of Theatre and Dance, where his interests include post-colonial, queer theatre, transhumanism, and hybrid theory.

 
Dawson Moore "Oh Nancy"
Dawson Moore has been produced in Italy, New York City (Off Broadway), Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Idaho, Alaska, Washington, and Virginia. He has won national awards for his short comedies Bile in the Afterlife, In a Red Sea, The Bus, The Fears of Harold Shivvers, and Domestic Companion. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and New York City 's Circle East. In 2001, he formed Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company with Richard Bernier and Aoise Stratford. He lives in Valdez , Alaska , where he coordinates the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (www.pwscc.edu). He is online at www.dawsonmoore.com.

Walt Frasier Pete, "Pete's Pot of Gold" and Wayne, "Blind Man's Bluff"

Walter is the co-founder of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH! Recent credits include multiple cameo appearances on the Late Show (CBS/ Letterman aka "Lance Armstrong"), Nickelodeon's new smash hit tv show "The Naked Brothers Band" (Monkey Buttz Comedy Club Host) MTV2's "Stankervision"(featured sketch comedy segment), Cartoon Networks "Adult Swim" and several national commercials. Walter has also been featured multiple times on the WE Network's hit show "Hair Trauma" for his expertise in leadership and teambuilding. Walt is very excited to now be performing Off-Broadway in LMAO. At the 2009 Fringe Festival , Walt received critical acclaim for playing studio mogul Bernie Levine in GUTTERSTAR THE PAPERBACK MUSICAL. Also last summer Walter appeared with Kecia Evans-Lewis in Charles Murray's Children of God (Directed by Tony Winner Ben Harney).  Prior to working with "EIGHT", he toured with the 2nd Nat tour of Scarlet Pimpernel, performed regionally in Fiddler on the Roof at Gateway Playhouse and in numerous musicals and plays in the DC area. Favorite roles include Harold Hill (Music Man), Rodolfo (La Boheme - the original Rent), Molokov (Chess), Jack (Where's harlie) and Frederic (Pirates of Penzance). Walter's first paid NYC job was playing the lead male role in Fred Ho's WARRIOR SISTERS off-broadway. He later reprised the role at the regional debut at the Gammage in Tempe AZ (ASU).

Anita Wlody Sue, Pete's Pot of Gold
This season, Anita appeared in Detention, a play that was part of the Estrogenius Festival at the Manhattan Theater Source. Other favorite NY stage appearances include Elizabeth Meriweather's Nicky Goes Goth (NY Fringe Festival), Rite of Return (Theater for the New City), Jeannette in Neil Simon's Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Sidney Morris' AIDS monodrama, The Boy's Mother and the Spotlight On Festival's production of Andrew Rothkin's tryin t'touch the sun, directed by Glory Sims Bowen. From this year-long festival of 72 plays, Anita received a Best Supporting Actress nomination and shared the cast's Best Ensemble award. She has played the role of Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie twice - at Yorktown Stage and in the North American tour starring Troy Donahue. She has NOT appeared on Law & Order.

This performance - and all future performances - is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend, Fay Miller.

 
Renee Petrofes Nancy, Medals
Renée Petrofes most recently appeared as Ms. Drake, the lead role in A. M. Mullane's TEACHING: A Futility in Four Marking Periods in the play's New York premier at the Six Figures Theatre Company Artists of Tomorrow Festival. Other favorite credits include Charlotte in Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy, Epifania in Shaw's The Millionairess, and Lindsay in Neil LaBute's Some Girl(s). Renée continues her acting studies with Austin Pendleton and Carol Rosenfeld at the renowned HB Studio in Greenwich Village.

Shelly Bhalla Laura, Double Whammy

Shelly Bhalla studied at the University of Maryland and the 2.5 year conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC). NYC credits/recent roles include: April in Savage in Limbo, Boochie in Den of Thieves, Irene in When We Dead Awaken, Reenie in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Rosalind in As You Like It and Sherry in Independence, Soledad in Compression of a Casualty and Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. She was in the pilot Waiters and the film Previous Tenants (which premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival). She recently moved to Los Angeles and continues to work in a number of commercials, industrials, print campaigns, plays, shows and short films.

 
Emma Scott Allie, Double Whammy
Emma has previously been on the national tours of George M! (Ma Templeton/ Madame Grimaldi), The Scarlet Pimpernel (ensemble), and Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Live! (Ms. Frizzle). Emma appeared regionally in the productions of Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Winnifred), Guys and Dolls (Sarah), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Lucky Stiff (Landlady), The Sound of Music (Sister Sophia), Carousel and Oklahoma. Emma would like to thank her family, friends and God for all of their love and support.

 
David Pearce Steve, Back In
David recently moved from LA and is thrilled to be on a NY stage. In 2002 David co-founded the theater company, Apartment A, in Venice, CA and has starred in many of the twelve original productions. Other theater credits include Come Back Little Sheeba, Rex, and Pizza Man. Television credits include recurring roles as Ross Leigh in The Young And The Restless, Caleb in Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and Rick in Days Of Our Lives. David has also done several independent films including the role of Pointer in Backlash. He would like to thank his wife Alanna for all of her love and support.

 
Gregory Singleton Adrian, Back In
Gregory comes all the way to the east coast from Seattle , Washington . Select roles include Caliban from The Tempest, Menelaus from The Trojan Women, Bill from Lobby Hero, David from The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Garry from The Nazi Nearest You, and was a member in the Grotowski based Acropolis Performance Lab.

He is currently writing his second solo show. Trained at Freehold Theater in Seattle and Rutgers MFA acting program, this is Gregory's first production in New York .

 
Ray Mc Davitt Richard, Wednesdays
Ray McDavitt (Richard) I Coulda Been A Kennedy, 2006 NY International Fringe Festival; The Octoroon and Quoth The Raven, Metropolitan Playhouse; Dead End and Betty's Summer Vacation, Huntington Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, and Julius Caesar, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Macbeth, Publick Theatre; Our Lady Of 121st Street, Speakeasy Stage Company; Book Of Days, Lyric Stage Company.

 
Wendy Merritt Martha, Wednesdays
Wendy Merritt has recently returned to acting after a 20 year hiatus. She played Miss Marple in A Murder Is Announced at the Dorset Theatre Festival this past summer followed by a wonderful production of The Octoroon by Dion Boucicault at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC. She has also done numerous commercials since her return

 
Kim Brownell Katie, Wednesdays
Kim Brownell, European tour: Grease (Sandy). National tours: Joseph starring Jon Secada (Levi's wife), Music Man (dancing ensemble), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Mrs. Claus u/s, ensemble). NY theatre: Jerry X-mas by Andrew Lippa. Director David Warren (narrator, girl#1), Prarie directed by Francesca Zambello (Nellie), Shinbone Alley Musicals Tonight (Denise) Regional: Grease, Reagle Players (Sandy), A Grand Night for Singing, Copley Theatre Boston (Alyson), A Chorus Line, Sea Coast Rep (Val), Titanic, Seacoast Rep (Madeline Astor), BFA Musical Theatre Boston Conservatory of Music.

 
Lynne Rosenberg Thelma, "I Feel Swell"
Lynne (Thelma) is a graduate of Vassar College, majoring in Drama and minoring in Music and Linguistic Anthropology. Upcoming credits include Clarissa in The Boy in the Basement at Magnetic Field April 5, and Ding/Wing in Mesaya at Ensemble Studio Theater May 2-6

 
Steve Hill Clyde, "I Feel Swell"
Steve's involvement in theatre has been from behind the scenes as an art directior and set designer. He has also worked for ABC and CBS in entertainment promotion. This, however, is his fourth venture in front of the curtain in NYC. He was last seen in The Reading for the Chester Horn Festival.
 
Evy Lutzky Gretel, "I Feel Swell"
Evy Lutzky (Gretel). Evy Lutzky graduated from The William Esper Studio in June 2006 and has appeared in several Off-Off Broadway shows, most notably A Midsummer Nights Dream and Metropolitan Operas with The Millennium Talent Group. She has been very involved in all aspects of the entertainment business, including Wardrobe Supervisor on the films Blackout and J.O.B. She was last seen in the independent film Crippled Creek.

 
Jessica Mortellaro Felicia, "Blind Man's Bluff"
Jessica Mortellaro. Regional credits include: The Real Thing (Syracuse Stage), Titanic (Gateway Playhouse), Gypsy (Carousel Dinner Theater), Bug (Syracuse Stage). BFA from Syracuse Stage in Drama. Thanks to Mom, Dad, and Michael for all their support.

 
Kristofer Holz Hansel, I Feel Swell
Kristofer Holz Has acted throughout NYC, on national tours, and in

many regional theaters in a wide variety of productions, musical and non-musical alike. He also served for 2 years as the artistic director for TEST Theater Inc, an educational theater company. Having put that part of his life to bed, he has recently resurrected his performing career, hence his appearance here this evening. He would like to thank Paula for this opportunity, and to be in the Two spoon Theatre Company's second Teaspoon Festival.

 
Mario Corry Jim, Medals
Mario Corry - After many successful years in the restaurant business, Mario also managed to juggle an illustrious music career. Mario has preformed with and sung on Albums for many top recording artists. Employing all the skills he's learned in both professions, Mario decided to try his hand at acting and found he had a natural talent for that as well. He immediately started booking jobs such as Independent Features After Dark (Drama) and Rumors (Drama), also a major commercial with renowned Director Darren Aronofsky and he hasn't stopped working since! Understanding the value of studying and constantly improving his craft, he began working with acting coach and producer Jaid Barrymore who will be casting him in two films that are currently in pre-production. He's also taking Musical Theater classes with renowned teacher Eric Woodall while continuing the acting work he loves here in New York.
 
Amy Fix Live Pre-show music, Creator of the metaphor behind our theatre company
Check her out at Amyfix.com