THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES

Genre: Comedy
©Jason Unfried
by Jeff Goode, produced by special arrangment by BAKER'S PLAYS

Sex, Lies & Santa the Reindeer Spill All!
Dysfunctional Theatre's 3rd annual production continues its inventive re-imagining of Jeff Goode's modern Christmas classic. Santa's reindeer gather at their private North Pole watering hole, and as the booze flows, the scandal grows. Alternately hilarious & disturbing, nothing is held sacred as the reindeer expose all of Santa's (& their own) indiscretions.
Screaming, crying and WAY too much eggnog... isn't that what Christmas is all about?

"A comedy that puts the X in Xmas" (Time Out New York)

Starring: Geoffrey Warren Barnes III*, Rob Brown*, Jennifer Gill, Rachel Grundy*, Amy Overman, Peter Schuyler, Jason Unfried & Theresa Unfried

An Equity Approved Showcase / * these actors appear courtesy of Actor's Equity

About the Company: Dysfunctional Theatre Company

Fun! Booze! Zombies! (And occasionally poetry)

Dysfunctional Theatre Company - an Off-Off Broadway theater company

 

Dysfunctional shows audiences the joys of live theater, gives exposure to new playwrights, rediscovers forgotten scripts from previous centuries, and provides a supportive environment for artists to grow and expand their work.  Founded in 1997, THE DYSFUNCTIONAL THEATRE COMPANY is a collective dedicated to producing ensemble works that challenge the status quo without taking themselves too seriously.

Preview:   11/29/07
Open:   11/30/07
Close:   12/21/07

Schedule:
November 30 & December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21
@ 8pm
December 16 @ 4PM
Press Preview November 29 @ 8pm
Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Presented by: Dysfunctional Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.dysfunctionaltheatre.org
This is Peter's 4th time on stage with Dysfunctional and his 3rd time as a reindeer (Donner 2006, Dasher 2005). He swears they're putting something in his drink. Peter is a board member of NativeAliens Theatre Collective and an associated artist with Immediate Theater Co. Next spring he will be directing the world premiere of Mastiphicus Meglodon by Daniel B. Keleher for NativeAliens. Favorite Roles--in NYC: Menelaus in Orestes 2.0, Trent Lott and Strom's Father in Strom Thurmond is Not a Racist/Cleansed (NYIT nominee - Best Play), Titus Andronicus in Titus X: The Punk Rock Musical (NYIT nominee Best Musical) Endicott in The Front Page, and Henry Clerval in Frankenstein. Regional: Ray in Lonestar, Dromio of Syracusa in A Comedy of Errors, and Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady. He'd like to thank the Dysfunctionals for bringing him back, Dawn for her love and infinite patience, and his father. Enjoy the show.
Jennifer Gill has been hanging out with the Dysfunctionals since 2003. In that time she's appeared in: Orange Murder Suit (Lynn), The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Blitzen 2006 and Dancer 2005), Bite (Annabelle), Hoover, A Love Story (Jackie Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, a Japanese Warplane and others), Please Please Please Love Me (Nina), and Untitled Farce (Ms. Guest). Other favorite performances include Emelia in Comedy of Errors, Beatrice in The Voysey Inheritance and Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet. Jennifer has a BFA in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Jason Unfried Donner
Jason Unfried has been working with Dysfunctional since 2003. Having moved to New York from L.A. in 2001 he has had the opportunity to work with many creative wonderful people. Some of his New York credits with Dysfunctional include Untitled Farce, Bite (workshop), The Eight Reindeer Monologues (Cupid 2006, Comet 2005), and Director of Please, Please, Please Love Me. He has also been seen in Macbeth with Ludlow 10 Productions as the title role and Happy Hour with The Michael Chekhov Theatre Company. He would like to thank you all for joining us in this holiday tradition. Enjoy the show.

Amy Overman Comet
Amy Overman has been performing & producing with Dysfunctional since 2001. She appeared in the Dysfunctional productions: The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Dancer 2006, Vixen 2005), Bite (Millie/Barbarella), Please Please Please Love Me (Linda), Whispers in the Wood (Lucy), Real Live Sex Onstage (Maggie), I Am Star Trek (Paramount) and How to Have the Ultimate Orgasm Each and Every Time (The Redhead). Other NYC credits include: Clue - Live Onstage (Miss Scarlet) for Flying Blind Productions, several staged readings with W-WOW Radio and the touring children's show, On the Road to Reading, in which she played a singing pig and a dancing book. For the past two years Amy has served as an assistant producer for the Estrogenius Festival at the Manhattan Theatre Source. Amy has a BFA in Acting from Syracuse University.
Theresa Unfried has been working with Dysfunctional since she first moved to New York in 2001. She has been seen in Chosen (Bernadette), Orange Murder Suit (Joy) in the first ever Frigid Festival, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Vixen 2006, Blitzen 2005), Bite (Natalie O'Reilly/Mistress Corbeaux), Please Please Please Love Me (Def girl and various roles), Untitled Farce (Angie Conroy), Whispers in the Wood (Jude Ascot) and I Am Star Trek (DC Fontana and various roles). Her other New York credit includes Clue - Live on Stage (Mrs. White) with Flying Blind Productions. She is excited to be part of this loving Christmas tale for a third year! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Geoffrey Warren Barnes III is a Native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Credits include: She Loves Me and Ocean Drive with The Dorset Theater Festival, The Tap Dance Kid and Train is Comin' with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, A Christmas Carol with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Return to the Forbidden Planet and Annie with The Hope Summer Rep. Festival, A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Storm Theater Company, Much Ado about Nothing with the Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Served Cold/Revenge 2 with The Drilling Company, NYC, Loves Labour's Lost the Musical and Two Gentlemen of Verona with the American Globe Theater in NYC. In addition, Geoffrey has performed as a member of The American Globe Theater's Shakespeare for Schools program touring to schools all over the city in productions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Film: Blind Date and Corporate Dawgs with Chica Luna Productions. He is also a member of a six part A capella group DUWENDE- Winner of two 2005 Contemporary A capella Recording Awards for best pop/rock album and song. www.duwende.com

Rob Brown Dasher
Rob Brown is a veteran member of the Dysfunctional Theatre Company and the NYC theater scene.
Rachel Grundy Blitzen
A native of London, Rachel has been working in theatre in New York since 2003 and moving here permanently in 2005. A proud TheatreRats company member, she has performed in all three of their annual Chester Horn Short Play Festivals, winning two audience awards in the process. She also enjoys making bloody body parts for various plays and performing with Coyote Love (check them out at myspace.com/coyoteloveband). Thanks to everyone at Dysfunctional for making me so welcome and love always to my heart and soul, Vince.