THE US PREMIERE OF KOSHER HARRY

Genre: Comedy
by Nick Grosso

In Association with NY Deaf Theater. www.nydeaftheatre.org

This ferocious black comedy presents 8 artists playing 4 roles, in our 'co-playing' style. Three people meet in a deli and 4th person, a man, acts as a truth serum on them, revealing who they really are under their exterior mask. If I take away the face you present to the world---are you then left disabled?

About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Preview:   10/10/07
Open:   10/11/07
Close:   10/28/07

Schedule:
Wed-sun at 8PM
Theater:   Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18.00, $14.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org
Founder & Artistic Director of Nicu's Spoon, she has She has appeared off-Broadway in ‘Talk Show' as well as in ‘Threepenny Opera', ‘Phyllis, a slave to Poetry', ‘Blood of Lambs', ‘Fifth of July', ‘Steaming' and ‘The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs'. She thanks Mihai and Sophie, who inspire her each day and Mom who has always done so... She is a published author and the creator, director and co-author of Displaced - the hit of the 2001 Season at Nicu's Spoon, as well as directing 'To Kill a Mockingbird', '1984' and the 2004 OOBR winning 'Suburbia'.
Pamela O. Mitchell graduated fron Fiorella H. LaGuardia Community College's Interpreting Program in June 2000. She received her Professional Certificate in ASL/English Interpretation Projects. She works as a full-time Job Coach at Lexington Vocational Services Center, Inc. and as a freelance ASL/English interpreter. She has been involved with the company since 2003. Ms. Mitchell has interpreted Off-Broadway productions which include "Five 'Til" with the Dixon Place, "The Christmas Revels" at Symphony Space, "Roots of Rap" and "The Nutcracker" with the Interborough Repertory Theatre, "Promise of the Park" with the Theatre of Motion and various musical rap concerts.

Wynne Anders is delighted to be working with Nicu's spoon and Stephanie Barton-Farcas again. for Nicu's spoon she was last seen as Kimberly in last seasons 'Kimberly Akimbo', Mrs. Cider in Kosher Harry, Queen Margaret in Richard III, and Halie in Buried Child.  She has appeared in emerging artists off-Broadway production of 'Claymont' as Delores Hitchins and many of their one-act festivals. Favorite roles both in New York City and regionally include M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Erlynne in Lady Windemere's Fan, Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, Ariadne in Heartbreak House, Joyce,Lulu in Hallelujah Breakdown, Reba in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and God in Job Strikes Back. has been featured on Guiding Light. One LIfe to Live, Another World, and All My Children. Has done commercial and voice-over work.www.wynneanders.com

Alvaro Sena is back with Nicu's Spoon after appearing in the last production of 'Cherish' where he received rave reviews. He was also in 'The Little Prince' where he made his main stage debut and his New York debut. He started his career in Brazil and most of his credits include Shakespeare, Garcia Lorca, Heiner Mueller. He has acted and worked with talented, respected and professional brazilian authors. He also worked as a intern for The Cultural Foundation of Curitiba and his training came from The University of Arts of Parana - a four year program. He moved to NY to expand his career and he attended acting classes at Michael Howard's and SFT and Theater Dance at The Broadway Dance Center. He would like to thank all his family for their love, friends for always being there, God and again Stephanie for always being a such special person. He made his directorial debut this spring - directing 'Wit'.

Andrew Hutcheson recently appeared with Nicu's Spoon as Richard in Shakespeare's Richard III. Before that, he went on tour with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in their productions of Julius Caesar (as Caesar) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (as Bottom and Oberon). He has also appeared on the New York stage in productions of Romeo & Juliet (as Tybalt/Paris) and Titus Andronicus (as Lucius) and toured the Southeast as The Beast in American Family Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast. He has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He would like to thank his mom and dad, the Upper West Side, God, and Mr. and Mrs. Junebug for this opportunity.

This is Michael's first production with NYDT and Nicu's Spoon. He has recently been seen as King Sextimus, in Once Upon A Mattress and Jimmy, in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Also, you might recognize him from his Interpreting Fiddler On The Roof. He is very excited to be part of the cast of Kosher Harry. Signing while acting in plays has always been a dream for him, and now it has come true.
Jennifer is thrilled to be making her debut with Nicu's Spoon and NYDT. She has appeared in over 35 musical productions. Most recently she has been seen as "Sally" in An Arm and a Leg, "Sara Jane Moore" in Assassins and as an Interpreter for Grease the Musical. Over the last two years Jennifer has branched out into several Indie Films. Currently, she is working on her own music CD. When Jennifer is not on stage, she is a Sign Language Interpreter. "The role of "Waitress" will surely be nothing less than an exciting challenge combining both the beauty of Signing and Acting". Out of all the role's Jennifer has played, the most important one has been that of "Mom" to her amazing son and daughter. She'd like to say a BIG "Thank You" to Nicu's Spoon and NYDT for this amazing opportunity, Family and Friends for all their love and support, The Ohio Girls, The Moms, Her 2 littlest fans "Follow your dreams" and RR "You're simply the best". "Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!"

Shira Grabelsky originates from New York and has performed, produced, and directed shows nationally and internationally, in community theatres and professionally. She made her theatre debut on the professional stage as Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" at Washington, DC's Arena Stage. Currently residing in Boston, pursuing a career in education, she is excited to be returning to her home state and to the stage.

Kimberly is thrilled to be making her debut as the Man, and is honored to be working with the talented cast from NYDT and Nicu's Spoon! Credits for interpreting theatre and acting go to SJI and Actors Workshop. She thanks her family and friends for their support, especially the 'Signing Cabbie' for believing in her.