A KITE CUT LOOSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SKY
- A WORLD PREMIERE

Genre: Comedy, Drama
by David Greenberg

Rosie, a quadraplegic, must confront her life, her gender and her future. With the help of her differently abled friends she must make a grave decision - to live or to die.

*Note - this play contains strong language and imagery - it may not be suitable for those under 15 years of age.
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….

Open:   10/08/08
Close:   10/26/08

Schedule:
wed-sun at 8 PM
Theater:   Spoon Theatre
Address:   38 West 38th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18.00, $15.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org

Rebecca Challis is proud to be a member of Nicu's Spoon! Past credits include various roles for Nicu's Spoon including Maeve in 'Cherish', Elizabeth in 'Richard III', Tardy in both the Off-Off Broadway and Off-Broadway runs of 'Elizabeth Rex' and Rosie in the world premiere of 'A Kite Cut Loose In the Middle of the Sky' last fall. Rebecca also performed Off-Broadway in the New York Premiere of Tom Stoppard's "Indian Ink" with Alterego Productions. A native Texan, Rebecca had the privilege of studying at Southwest Texas State University under the tutelage of the late, great Larry Hovis. She also spent four summers as a cast member in the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Rebecca thanks all her Nicu's Spoon family, as well as her family and friends for the neverending support, love and encouragement.
 

Leo Otero Brandon

Leo Otero is extremely excited to return back to the stage after over 10 years.
His love for acting has always stayed with him. He thanks his wife Katja for always supporting his creative pursuits, whether they be his home theatre puppet shows or turning his mediocre poems into beautiful songs.
 

Margaret Baker Louise/Sandy

Margaret H. Baker (Sarah Walker) is excited to be returning to Nicu’s Spoon for Mark Abrahams’ beautiful new musical, 23 Coins; and would like to thank Stephanie Barton-Farcas for this amazing opportunity! Margaret began acting in musicals at the age of eight in her native Bethesda, Md. As the granddaughter of a concert pianist and cousin of famed writer/director Josh Logan (1908-1988) http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517597/ Margaret had an early yearning for the theater and becoming a professional actress on Broadway.She recently returned from Maryland where she played Carla in a limited run of Kennedy’s Children, produced in association with The Theatre Project. While down in Baltimore, she also co-starred in Tracks an upcoming independent film, where she plays Jenna, a Baltimore local struggling to save her friend Martin, from a heroin existence (2010). When she's not performing, Margaret devotes her time as a motivational speaker. Her program focuses on building self-esteem raising awareness on disabilities. She is a spokesperson for The Children's Alopecia Project and Alopecia UK in addition to actively campaigning for other performers with differences. She is involved in The Alliance For Inclusion In The Arts; I am PWD, and Nicu's Spoon Theater who are busy making sure that theater, film, and television continue to portray an accurate representation of today's society. For more information, please visit www.margarethbaker.com.

Mark Armstrong Leonard

Mark Armstrong began acting in Minnesota training primarily at the Guthrie Theater and performing on stage in the twin cities area and regionally (northeast). He moved back to NYC five years ago and has been performing on stage and in independent feature films. "Thank you "Spoon" for appearing in "Kite Cut Loose in the Middle of the Sky' and now in 'Bad Seed'. Thanks Stephanie!

David Tully Jerry

David has been acting in NYC for 15 years since achieving a B.A. in English and in Drama at Muhlenberg College. Including 11 other shows, David was in the off-Broadway show, "Elizabeth Rex" and received a New York Times Review in "Kite Cut Loose In The Middle Of The Sky" with Nicu’s Spoon Productions. David also played the lead (Jeff) in Suburbia which won an Off-Broadway Review Award. His appearances on T.V. include Sex in the City, Law and Order, and OZ, as well as most recently, the 4th episode of “The Good Wife” called “Cleaning House” this season. He plays the lead in a feature called “The Falls” available on Netflix and in stores like Barnes and Noble and Borders and on Amazon.com. David also plays a supporting actor role in The Fast Life, and is in another feature “Saturday Morning” and “Zerosome”, available now. David is an AEA, AFTRA, and SAG actor. You can check out David’s website at www.actordavidtully.com

Tim Romero is a proud member of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company and of Actors Equity. He was last seen at the Spoon in "Tibet Does Not Exist Anymore" and was with them off-off and then Off Broadway in 2008’s ‘Elizabeth Rex’. He was also in 'Beatiful Thing', and debuting his singing voice for a live audience in '23 Coins'  Thank you Steph for the friendship and your belief in me and to the Knishy.

Rachel Handshaw - Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Williamstown Theatre Festival), School for Devils, Beauty and the Beast, The Hairy Ape (Hangar Theatre Lab Co.), 365 Days/365 Plays (Genesius Theatre Group), Pericles (RADA), Schooled and Unschooled (Dixon Place) Syllogism (Theatre Studio Inc.), Women Beware Women (Hidden Staircase), Rapture (The Producers Club) Bash, The Maids (New Workshop Theatre), The Grace of Mary Traverse, Yerma (SLC), The Crucible (IAA Theatre) Education: Sarah Lawrence College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, British American Drama Academy, The Actors Center.