OUTROVERTED

Genre: Solo Performance
Five shows. Five voices. Countless moments of awkwardness

A show for the chronically unaccepted, Outroverted shows "reality" through the colorful eyes of those who are different; frustrated gamer geeks, fat lunatic wenches, struggling black actors, closeted virgins, and socially stifled women.

Five shows. Five voices. Countless moments of awkwardness.

Premiering shows, written and performed by, Simona Berman (No Boundaries), Brian Bielawski (Out of Character) Craig Durante (Holding Out), Richie McCall (Me & Steppin') and Susan Rankus (Renaissances).

Open:   07/17/07
Close:   08/04/07

Schedule:
Tues 07.17 @ 6:00 pm
Wed 07.18 @ 9:15 pm
Sat 07.21 @ 6:30 pm
Thu 07.26 @ 7:00 pm
Mon 07.30 @ 8:00 pm
Sat 08.04 @ 3:00 pm
Theater:   Jewel Box Space
Address:   312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
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Presented by: I Ate What? Theatre Company         Official Web Site: iatewhattheatre.com
OFF-BROADWAY: The American Pilot directed by Lynne Meadow (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Rules

of Charity (Theatre By the Blind)REGIONAL: As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Winter's Tale, Two Noble Kinsmen, Antony and Cleopatra, Twelfth Night, and Macbeth directed by Darko Tresnjak, Patricia Conolly, and Paul Mullens (The Old Globe Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off! (Brownville Village Theatre); Mame, Light Up the Sky, Little Foxes(The Summer Place). SHORT FILM: Felix Culpa(Progress 22 Films); Propaganda (Hooligan Pictures). EDUCATION: MFA (The Old Globe/University of San Diego); BFA (The University of Evansville).

Simona Berman- Graduate of NYU TISCH School of the Arts for Drama. Studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute, The Stella Adler Conservatory & The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Off Broadway-The Donkey Show (4 roles), dir. Diane Paulis; Hair as Jeannie dir.:Tony Rust & James Rado (original writer). Premiered plays at The Ontological Hysteric Theatre, The York Theatre, American Theatre of Actors, The Kraine Theatre, The Greenwich Theatre, amongst others. Indy films: Full Service, Backstabbers, The Assembly and Chickenpox. Artistic Director/Founder of I Ate What? Theatre Company: Crashing(Cassidy), wrote/produced/acted at Chashama Theatre premiering in Spotlight On Theatre Festival, nominated for 6 awards. Produced/wrote/acted Fish Bowl (Monty) NY Magazine's Critic's Pick Jan. '06* at the Michael Weller Theatre. Outroverted, (co-produce) five one person shows, including Just Shut up & Smile, sold out in the Midtown International Theatre Festival of ’07. Just Shut Up & Smile! has been reproduced again at The Michael Weller Theatre. Signed with Don Buchwald & Associates for Voiceover/Commercials she is one of the contracted voices of The Food Network Channel amongst many other voice overs on20radio and TV. She was also the Announcer for many years for Radio Playbill on Sirius Satellite Radio.

After several workshops at Stage Left Studio, Susan is thrilled to perform her piece Renaissance as part of Outroverted at this years Midtown International Theatre Festival. Special thanks to Matt Hoverman and Cheryl King for their brilliant coaching and constant encouragement. Susan is also producing and starring in Previous Tenants, a short but sweet film inspired by the cultural diversity of the lower east side. For more information and to find out about future screenings please visit www.previoustenants.info. In 2001, Susan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point Park Conservatory. Immediately afterwards, she was awarded the 2001/2002 Dorothy Haas Acting Apprenticeship at the prestigious Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia where she had honour ofunderstudying the roles of Biddy/Mrs. Joe in Great Expectations and the joy of performing on their main stage as Ensemble in Damn Yankees, Dori in School House Rock, and The Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. Some of her favorite roles include: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Caliban in The Tempest, Rita in Sisters, Lady Elaine in Avalon, and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods. For more information on Susan, please visit www.susanrankus.com
Richie McCall hails from New York City and was in both in the Broadway and National tour of Showboat. He was also seen in the national tour of Tommy tune's Grand Hotel and has toured extensively throughout Europe. Richie's regional credits include productions of Pippin, Hamlet, Porgy and Bess, Ain't Misbehavin, Comedy of Errors and Sweet Charity to name a few. He has appeared in several commercials and this television credits include One Life to Live, Cosby Show, Good Morning America and was also seen in the VH1 documentary Driven: Jennifer Lopez. Richie was the founding member of the Judith Shakespeare Company in New York.
Craig Durante grew up in Staten Island, and moved to Manhattan upon becoming a stockbroker in 1998. Prior to his entrepreneurial career in finance and private jet charters, Craig has been in various bands and studied classical voice with Elizabeth McCullough. Craig has also been a part of various groups and workshops, including Roger Fredricks Simon writers and actors theatre group, and Matt Hovermans writing workshops. Craig's stage performances have included Shakespearean roles such as Hamlet, Friar Lawrence,Macbeth, and Puck, Arronow in Glenn Gary Glenn Ross, and Mickey in Hurley Burley. Craig appeared on The Howard Stern show as "Phantom of the Colon", on WQXR radio which television aired on The E Network than later on CBS. Craig has written various sketches and developed his first solo performance, Epiphany in 2003. In developing this, his most recent autobiographical based solo show, Craig looks to bring his story telling to a new level on stage, and continue to write, play and (re)produce the roles of his life while relating to as many souls as he can.