EUPHORIC TENDENCIES

Genre: Comedy, Lesbian+Gay
an erotic romantic comedy dealing with the NY fetish scene and alternative lifestyles

Euphoric Tendencies centers around Beth Moss, a young writer whose rocky path to creative fulfillment seems destined to keep her tripping with every step. Enter Mina, an effervescent free-spirit who helps lead Beth through the world of erotic spanking, bisexuality, and other sexual adventures. In the process, Beth manages to find herself, her muse, and, eventually, a more fulfilling life than she could ever have imagined.

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About the Company: Actors Repertory Theatre
Actors Repertory Theatre continues its mission of developing innovative productions of contemporary works, new plays, and musicals, as well as screenplays for the rising independent digital film market. Among its most recent highlights are the acclaimed East Coast premiere of Pamela Gray’s Supernormal Clutches, as well as the development and original production of actor/playwright Ralph Elias’s stirring one-man show, Player’s Joy, later shot live in performance for the film of the same title, which was co-produced by ART.

Cast: Katherine Barron, Nandita Chandra, Nicole Godino, Dona Elena Hatcher, Gary Mink, Dayle Pivetta, Carol Padiernos, Stephanie Sellars, Bella Vendramini

Open:   03/06/08
Close:   03/22/08
Theater:   Access Theater
Address:   380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: NR to Canal., walk south on Broadway to theatre.

Cost:$18.00
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Johnny Blaze Leavitt Alex Sheridan, Jake Rubin's publisher and friend
Johnny Blaze Leavitt is the Executive Director and one of the founding members of Point of You Productions. While focusing much of his time ensuring the artists (both ensemble members and guests) are provided with every opportunity to explore their craft, Johnny is also diligent in his own areas of interest: performing and playwrighting. While a colorful character on his own, Johnny is honored to be working with and learning from an impressive collection of artists and is always seeking new talent, new materials, and new innovations to incorporate in future productions.
Jonathan Marten Jake Rubin, successful photographer
Jonathan Marten has an extensive background as actor, director and teacher. The former Artistic Director of New York's Friendship Theatre Co. and the Hampton Roads Center for the Performing Arts, Jonathan has more than 50 productions to his directorial credit. Among his favorites are Luv, Standing On My Knees, Company, Social Security, Tomfoolery, Blood Ties, The Birds Do It (which he also wrote), Manly Men: An Evening Chock Full of Lies and Testosterone (both the 2nd Story and original New York productions), Supernormal Clutches and the world premiere of Player's Joy, which he also restaged for the film version.

Jonathan has taught acting and offered seminars for companies around the country. Prior to returning to ART, he taught scene study and audition technique at New York City's Creative Acting Company. His most recent stage appearance was in As You Like It, for The Shakespeare Project in Frederick, MD. Other roles played on New York and regional stages include Lenny Bruce in Julian Barry's Lenny, an award-winning performance as Roy Cohn in Tony Kushner's Angels In America: Millennium Approaches, Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues, Mozart in Amadeus, Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Drew in Eastern Standard, Vito in P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, and the lead role of Fred in the off-Broadway premiere of The Christmas Carol Conspiracy: Scrooge's Revenge. Musical appearances include the national tours of Grease and Godspell, as well as regional appearances in Personals, and as Fagin in Oliver.

Television viewers have seen Jonathan in a recurring role of the soap opera The Edge of Night, and, more recently, on the ABC sitcom, Spin City, opposite Michael J. Fox. He also had the starring role of Nick in In The Balance, and was seen in the Family Channel movie, Mother's Day, with Malcolm Jamal Warner, Denise Nicholas and Jose Ferrer (Mother's Day was also notable in that Jonathan was — for the first time — joined on-screen by his brothers Seth and Ethan, who also had roles in the film, as well as their brother Richard, who made a cameo appearance). Jonathan's most recent film appearances include the feature Eddie, opposite Whoopi Goldberg (also featuring his brother, Ethan), Woody Allen's Celebrity with Kenneth Branaugh and Winona Ryder, and Stepmom, with Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts.

Jonathan is also the creator and co-author (with his partner, Joe Doyle) of The Reel Life, a play and screenplay satirizing the film industry, now in development with ART.

Jonathan studied acting with Lee and John Strasberg at the Lee Stasberg Theatre Institute, with Eric Loeb at the Eric Loeb Studio, The American Theatre of Actors, The Actor's Institute, The School For Film & Television, and at Emerson College.

Tanya Marten Mina, vivacious bi-sexual extrovert
Tanya comes to ART after 14 years performing, directing, teaching and managing theatre companies in Los Angeles and NYC. In Los Angeles she taught acting for both The Actor's Network and Cine-Paris, for whom she also doubled as casting director. In New York City, Tanya served as Managing Director for the Creative Acting Company, a prominent school and theatre company which, sadly, closed its doors in early 2005.

On stage, her credits include: Maria in The Sound of Music at, Peg in Supernormal Clutches, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Gwen in Fifth of July, Sarah in Guys & Dolls, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, and Elizabeth in Richard III. Tanya's film work includes roles in Ed Wood, Clear & Present Danger, as well as the lead in Hollywood & Vine, a contestant at The Sundance Film Festival and 1996 winner at the L.A. Film Festival. Her television work includes guest roles on Sex In The City and Brooklyn Bridge.

As a writer, Tanya is the author of The Spiral Dance, a psychological fantasy about a woman's journey of self-discovery, in which the protagonist grapples with the voices in her head, all of whom become players in her search for enlightenment. Tanya studied at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, has a B.A. from the U. of Maryland and an M.F.A. in Acting from Brandeis University.

 
Lizzie Czerner Rachel, a frustraited actor
LIZZIE CZERNER (Barbara) wrote two one-woman shows, I Am Not a Pez Dispenser, and Beyond This Point There Be Dragons, which she performed in venues around Manhattan. She was part of Faulty Logic, a sketch comedy troupe whose shows ran for three years at the St. Mark's Theatre. As a member of the Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, she recently performed in Happy Hour. Lizzie and is thrilled to be back at Theatre for the New City, where she previously appeared in The Moon in a River Without Reason. Lizzie studied theatre at Sarah Lawrence College and received a Masters from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Performance Studies program.