Genre: Musical
Book and Songs by NOAH DIAMOND and AMANDA SISK; Produced and Directed by NOAH DIAMOND and AMANDA SIS

NERO FIDDLED is pleased to announce the world premiere production of LIFE AFTER BUSH, directed by Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk. LIFE AFTER BUSH will play a limited, three-weekend, engagement at HERE Arts Center (145 Sixth Avenue, between Spring and Broome). Performances begin Friday, October 17 and continue until Sunday, November 2. Press are invited starting Friday, October 17 at 7 p.m.

Against the backdrop of this historic election, an exuberant cast paints a musical and comic portrait of the American political scene – a satire so sharp that within a few months, Bush and Cheney will have no choice but to leave office.

On Election Night, as the world awaits LIFE AFTER BUSH, there will be a special event which will feature real time results on the electoral map, speeches on live television, blogging stations, and reports from correspondents across the nation, beginning at 6 p.m.

Cast: Brian Louis Hoffman

Open:   10/17/08
Close:   11/02/08

Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Sundays at 7 p.m.
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

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Tarik Davis, originally from New Jersey, began performing comedy in college at Rutgers University with the improv troupe CITRUS. He became more fascinated with the art of improv and eventually enrolled in classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York where Amy Poeler, Ian Roberts and other UCB performers/teachers trained him. Tarik was put on the Harold teams “My Kickass Van” and “Gigawatt” to perform in numerous improv and sketch shows at UCB.  Eventually he began performing with those he studied under in shows such as ASSSSCAT. Tarik was hired at Boom Chicago in 2003 and spent almost 4 years in Amsterdam performing, writing and teaching. He also traveled all over Europe to perform and teach in comedy festivals. Tarik left Amsterdam in 2006 and joined the cast of The Second City on the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship. Having completed his time on the ship Tarik returned to Amsterdam briefly, spent some time in LA, and now finds himself back in New York City where he has added some short films and more classical roles to his resume. Tarik has also written and performed two of his own productions, a sketch show called “Bringing the Balance” and“ Tarik on Remote.” He has also written three screenplays, and is currently working on a web series called 'Tokens'. Tarik teaches improv & theatre to all ages and is available to coach.


is the co-artistic director of NERO FIDDLED. With his collaborator Amanda Sisk, he has written, produced and directed each of the NERO FIDDLED theatrical productions: City Under Siege (Under St. Marks, 2004), Burning Bush: A Faith-Based Musical (HERE Arts Center, 2005), Moral Value Meal (Urban Stages, 2006), 400 Years in Manhattan (HERE, 2007), and now Life After Bush. Diamond and Sisk are also the authors of the NERO FIDDLED political blog (, and Diamond was a founding member of BlogCall, a
series of conference calls for political bloggers organized by Bob Fertik of Prior to NERO FIDDLED, Noah wrote and performed in a series of original plays and musicals, including Love and Cheese (Opus Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale), The Men in Mabel's Life (Township Center for Performing Arts, Coconut Creek) and Missing Manhattan (Under St. Marks). He spent seven years working as a New York City tour guide, and his tour has been featured on NY1 and Comedy Central. Earlier this year, he published his first book, 400 Years in Manhattan, based on the NERO FIDDLED show of the same name.


The last time you saw Sadrina was on a plantation in Southern Promises getting raped on the Performance Space 122’s stage. She is happy to report that in a month of theatre she has progressed 100 years and is now pleased to be playing our next first lady, Michelle Obama (among other characters). Other historical credits include: Harriet Tubman in Freedom Train (TheatreworksUSA), Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks in I Have A Dream (Theatre IV). Other more recognizable credits include: Are Women Human? (Fresh Fruit Festival), WASPS: or buzz buzz in your eardrum (Target Margin Theatre), and the East Village Fragment Plays: Futz (on the streets of 2nd Avenue with Peculiar Works). Don't know enough about Sadrina? There's more at


Kim has appeared in all of the Nero Fiddled productions, including City Under Siege, Burning Bush and Moral Value Meal.  She has studied at the Michael Howard Studio and HB Studio in New York.


Originally (and currently) from Toronto, Canada, Avi moved to Florida for two years where he forged a friendship and partnership with Brian Hoffman and Noah Diamond.  They wrote for and performed in the improv/sketch troupe Rebels Without Applause.  Since childhood, Avi has appeared in film, television, and on stage. 
Recently he was a member of The Overcoat ensemble, a Canadian production that toured to Australia, New Zealand, England, Norway, and San Francisco. 
Avi is currently working on an album of original music, writing and producing in his home studio.


began her life when she was born and not one second before. She has been obsessed with politics and theatre ever since. Originally from a small town in Arkansas, she moved to Memphis, Tennessee as a child, and to New York, her real hometown, ten years ago. She is the co-artistic director of NERO FIDDLED, and with her collaborator Noah Diamond, she has written, produced and directed City Under Siege (Under St. Marks, 2004), Burning Bush: A Faith-Based Musical (HERE Arts Center, 2005), Moral Value Meal (Urban Stages, 2006), 400 Years in Manhattan (HERE, 2007), and now Life After Bush. Diamond and Sisk are also the authors of the NERO FIDDLED political blog ( In addition to her work with NERO FIDDLED, Amanda's favorite roles include Squeaky Fromme in Assassins (McCoy Theatre, Memphis), Elizabeth in Richard III (McCoy Theatre), and Tecmessa in Tecmessa (The Kitchen). She was a co-founder of Memphis's Lanka Lounge Theatre. Amanda is dedicated to saving the world, one musical at a time.