FACE (EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Other
Directed by Deanna Fleysher. Created by Duncan Murdoch.

A rebellious mix of live music and unscripted theatre. The onstage band drives the story. The cast twists the narrative in new directions each night. Provacative. Spontaneous. Comedic. "Enchanting" - the L Magazine.

"FACE Improv's performance at the Galapagos Art Space screamed of talent overload, with music, laughter and spontaneity pouring out the door of the tiny space ... as the musicians embellished each minute of the show with their equally theatrical and relevant jazz." - The Fordham Observer

Open:   08/08/08
Close:   08/24/08

Schedule:
F.A.C.E. presents "Every Good Boy Does Fine" - in cooperation with the 2008 NYC International Fringe Festival, Richard Mazda, and the Secret Theatre.
FRI 8/8 @ 7:00 7:50
WED 8/13 @ 5:15 6:05
WED 8/20 @ 10:00 10:50
FRI 8/22 @ 2:15 - 3:05
SUN 8/24 @ NOON 12:50
Theater:   Csv Cultural Center
Address:   107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002
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Closest subway: F to Delancy Street, walk east to Suffolk, north to theatre

Cost:$15 - Equity Showcase
Company: F.A.C.E. Productions         Official Web Site: www.faceimprov.com
Krista Amigone is a native of Buffalo, NY and now calls Brooklyn home with her soon-to-be-husband. She received a BFA from Butler University for Dance Performance graduated from the two-year Meisner program at the William Esper Studio. Notable performances include "ECHO" at the Magnet Theatre, Susan in the recent L.A. transfer of "Questa," "The New Bohemia" (Fringe 2005) in the role of 'Hula Bulah' for which she received critical acclaim, as well as originating the role of the Bride in the piece of the same name for LKB Dance at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity.
Bassist and composer Ben Gallina was born and raised in Rochester, NY, went to the Eastman School of Music for a Jazz Degree, and then departed for Washington Heights in search of grayer pastures and greater adventures. Since the big move, he has carved out a niche for himself performing and recording with rock group Big Swifty, singer-songwriter Matt Kanelos, Japanese/Okinawan pop ensemble HappyFunSmile, and several orchestras including Astoria Symphony, New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, and New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble. He leads his own group called SALO, and is a member of Outwood, a collective of musicians in upper Manhattan looking to bring new music up north. Equally at home on the double bass and electric bass, Ben is interested in playing all varieties of music, from different times, and all parts of the world. There is no doubt that future historians will look back upon his contributions to society with glee.

Henry Kaiser has been "making funny" since he was a baby. His career was set in stone around the age of 7, when, while being grilled on career choices at baseball practice, he let it be known that that was his only option for a career was to be a comedian. Since then he has gone through the motions in Middle School and at Kenyon College. He's been performing along the way, singing and comedy-acting. He's lived in NYC for three years now honing his skills while working on videos for SportsIllustrated.com, himself and other random sources. He's been adamant about improv as well studying with many improv greets, and performing with Verrazano and 3D-Beard. He'd like to thank the cast, musicians, and director for each bringing something unique and inspiring to the table!!!
Roy Koshy has worked as an actor and comedian in New York, San Francisco, and Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts conservatory program in New York. Roy has also received improvisational training at the Magnet Theater and the People's Improv Theater in New York, and the Annoyance Theater in Chicago. He has studied with Armando Diaz, Jean Villepique, Kurt Braunohler, Matt Higgins, and Bob Acevedo. He has taken workshops with TJ Jagadowski and Dave Pasquesi, Mike Myers, Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Mark Sutton, Ali Farahnakian, and Dave Razowsky. Roy has appeared in commercial spots for "Nicktoons TV", as well as numerous theatrical productions, including Charles Lang in "The Water Engine", Dobchinsky in "The Inspector General", and Norman in "Suburbia". In addition to "FACE Improv", Roy also currently performs with "Hey Gorgeous", a sketch comedy group, and with "The Yes Andersens", a Magnet Theater resident team under the direction of Armando Diaz.
T.J. Mannix is a founding member of F.A.C.E. - from sweaty, last night jam sessions in Washington Heights to the NYC Fringe. NY Theatre: Committed (Off-Bway), The Piper (2007 NYMF), Becoming Tennessee, Warrior (2006 NYMF), A Time to Be Born (2006 NY Fringe), The Ticket, The New Yorkers, Face the Music, The Swan, Stumps, Lounge Act, Dark Corners. Television: Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, All My Children, One Life to Live, As the World Turns. T.J. is a 10 year veteran of the NYC comedy scene, teaching and performing at the Magnet Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade and People's Improv Theatres. He also performed with Pax Romana, Viceroy, ECHO, Failed Family Sitcom, Playground Rules, and The Official Version. Current Projects include the new musical "The Butcher of Plainfield" at the Actor's Studio - and "Hell's Kitchen Requiem," a 1970's rock musical about the Irish gangs in the neighborhood that only realtors call "Clinton." www.tjmannix.com. Proud member of Actor's Equity.

Brady Miller was born in Virginia and raised in Vermont, where he learned how to shovel snow, tip cows over, and hit things with sticks to produce "sound." In elementary school he wanted to be a comic book artist, but in high school he took the musical route and eventually ended up at The Eastman School of Music to study drum set and percussion. He now lives in New York and performs regularly with many different groups, covering the stylistic spectrum from jazz to pop to prog rock to singer/songwriter, and more. Brady has been playing with Red, Ben, and Josh in various situations for several years, and has had a lot of fun joining them to work with such a talented and hilarious group of actors in FACE.

Duncan Murdoch's acting style stems from his deep involvement with improvisational theater. With training at HB studios, Magnet Theater, Cay Michael Patten, and current enrollment in William Esper Studios, he has performed in the past Magnet Theater produced Rep shows "Echo", "No Filter."(Toronto Improv Fest '06, Providence Improv Fest 06) and "Official Version" written by staff writer of the ONION. He has also co-founded the sketch comedy group,"Evilese!" (2005 NY Underground Comedy Fest) and performed in, "The Stanley Project" (official selection of the 05/ 06 Providence Improv Fest). His film and TV credits include, "The Good Shepherd", "Starship Dave" with Eddy Murphy (to be released), "Forensic Files" and "Ice Queen" where he was stabbed in the liver after a page of script. As a writer and filmmaker he has several short films up on his web-site duncanmurdoch.com and there are more to come! As the creator of "FACE", he now is performing with an amazing cast of musicians in theaters across NYC.
Josh Rutner grew up in sunny Rochester, NY. He studied saxophone and improvisation with David Pope (a former student of Yusef Lateef), and attended the Eastman School of Music, receiving his degree in Jazz Performance in 2003. Spontaneity and humor pervade Josh�s playing. Steeped in jazz and improvisation, Josh also has a great deal of experience playing salsa & merengue, R&B, and eastern European folk music. Josh currently lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he is a member of several ensembles including The Respect Sextet, The Andre Canniere Group, Teeth, Six Types of Ambiguity, FLAP, and Electric Medicine.

Red Wierenga is a pianist/accordionist/improviser currently based in New York City. He performs regularly with the Respect Sextet, SPIN, DynaFunk, Nell Bryden Group, and others, and as the leader of his own groups, including The Wierenga Maneuver.. Wierenga received his Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, where his teachers included Harold Danko and Ralph Alessi. During his time at Eastman, Wierenga appeared as soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman School Studio Orchestra and Ossia. He also performed in duo and small group settings with Dave Holland, Wycliffe Gordon, Ben Monder and others. While at Eastman, Wierenga researched several lesser-known historical jazz pianists, including Richard Twardzik and Herbie Nichols, transcribing, arranging and performing their music. In 2004 Wierenga moved to the Netherlands, where he studied electronic and computer music at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. There he studied with Joel Ryan and designed and built the first Respectron, a novel physical interface for gestural control of electronic music. Since moving to New York City in 2005, Wierenga has established a vigorous performance agenda while composing for the Respect Sextet and the Wierenga Maneuver and continuing development on the
Deanna Fleysher (director) is a teacher and clown. Seeking to make New York improv theatrical, she has created Foreplay (burlesque improv comedy; official selection Chicago Improv Festival) and Echo (interpretative dance improv comedy; Magnet Theater's first Repertory show). Besides directing FACE, she is currently at work on a clown/film-noir show.