CALL WAITING

Genre: Comedy
Written and Directed by Nora Vetter

Welcome to the chaotic world of semi-engaged Samantha and semi-single mom, Jill - best friends attached by their cells. As they stumble along the path of life, they get tripped up by James the cheater, nice guy Brian, bubbly Cassie and Steve who is… well, just Steve. Filled with good humor, healthy rage and crab rangoons - these gals discover that they've got a lot of advice, they just aren't the best at taking it…but that's for another phone call. Phare Play Productions premieres this fun, new romantic dramedy by Nora Vetter.

Open:   03/28/09
Close:   04/05/09

Schedule:
Saturday at 2PM; Sunday - Tuesday at 8PM
Theater:   Beckmann Theater
Address:   314 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$20, $15 student
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovationtix at 1-866-441-9962
Company: Phare Play Productions         Official Web Site: www.phareplay.com

Katee Brown is delighted to be back with Phare Play after having appeared on their stage recently in Call Waiting.  A graduate of Penn State University, Katee enjoys football games, cozy bars, and beefy cheeseburgers. Katee also has a new found love for Bikram Yoga, and is training for a half marathon. Previous favorite roles include: Rusty (Footloose), Green Dog (Go Dog Go), Posy (Left), and Mrs Lovett (Sweeney Todd).

Shawn Dempewolff has been living and working in New York for 3 years. Most recently he's appeared in a number of commercials, in a recurring u/5 on As The World Turns, and is pleased to have a lovely stair-running scene in the oscar-nominated Man On Wire. He also served as the web producer for The burg and is currently producing two web projects of his own. You can follow his blogging adventures on backstage.com/unscripted.

Gretchen Ferris was most recently a director for Phare Play's WWSS6 as well as the Assistant Director for Phare Play’s successful premiere of Bludgeon the Lime and Commander Squish Productions’ The New Hopeville Comics. As a Phare Player, she has been seen onstage in Call Waiting and No Sex Please, We’re British. Other favorite regional credits include Quilters, The Diary of Anne Frank and Dracula. She holds theatre degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne College, Florida State University and The University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Adam Files Brian

Adam Files was born three years before you were. That’s right. He was here first. And emboldened by that authority he hereby claims all your stuff. So, seriously, he was born and raised in North Dakota... By wolves. Very articulate wolves with people names. His father was a theatre coach. And in so being doomed him to a life of art, culture, and poverty. His mother was very patient. She bought him lunches at least once a week for all 5 years of college. Seriously, how long would you tolerate this? Both parents attended every one of his 7 seasons at the local summer theatre. He battled robots. They routed his final offensive maneuver and he was slain in 2098. www.adamfiles.com

Sean Gallagher is excited to be working with Phare Play Productions again. Currently he is studying with Terry Schreiber at T. Schreiber Studio. He has also studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse, and The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. His last show, On the Rocks, took him to Off-Market Theaters in San Francisco, and won Best Audience at The Cherry Lane Theater during the Downtown Urban Theater Festival. Some other productions include George in Dinner for 4 (Phare Play Productions, NYC), Miles in The Drawer Boy (Montgomery Theater, PA), Billy in Streamers (HATG Theater Productions, Philadelphia), Harold in Speak Now (Azuka Theater Collective, Philadelphia), and Verges in Much Ado About Nothing (Delaware Shakespeare Festival). Sean has appeared in independent movies in Philadelphia and student films for The New York Film Academy. 

Libby Tatum Cassie

Libby Tatum is happy to be making her New York debut! Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, she received her BFA in musical theatre from the University of Central Florida and has been working in the field since. She found a home with Allenberry Playhouse in central Pennsylvania where she has enjoyed roles such as Natalie in All Shook Up, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tammy Wynette in Stand By Your Man, and Laurey in Oklahoma! She will return this summer for a third season to play Shelby in Steel Magnolias and Ulla in The Producers.

Nora Vetter Director and Writer

Nora is truly honored that ArtEffects Theatre Company chose to produce a night of her short plays. Previously her short plays have been produced by the Shelterbelt Theatre and Phare Play Productions (they also produced her first full length play, "Call Waiting" last spring).   Her writing also provided the opportunity to participate in the inaugural year of The Great Plains Theater Conference with Edward Albee.  Thanks to the cast and crew of "Almost Olive Juice" for bringing the words on the page to life! Find out more about Nora's writing, acting and directing at www.noravetter.com.

Brooklyn Scalzo Assistant Director

Brooklyn Scalzo's directing credits include The Lady and the Clarinet, The Food Chain, Dance at Bataan (AD), Sweet Charity (AD), and Pants on Fire. Her favorite acting credits include Sideman (Terry), Anything Goes (Erma), Sweet Charity (Charity), Parallel Lives, Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), and Charlotte's Web (Fern).