THESPIAN PRODUCTION SHOWCASE 2009 II

Genre: Comedy, Drama
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'Showcase 2009 II: An Evening of One Acts'

This showcase will include four original one act plays of comedy and drama. at the Joria
Productions Theater in New York City. The showcase will run 4 plays from October 9- October 11, 2009.

Global Bipolar Warning written by Esta Fischer, directed by Bridget Leak

Eddie, who suffers from bipolar disorder, and Ramona, an environmentalist, visit the South Pole to see the ice caps before global warming destroys them. Ramona is concerned about Eddie's medication because he is exhibiting strange behavior. Eddie attempts to give the earth one of his pills to make it feel better but he can't find the pills. He panics. Ramona assures him they can call the doctor and have more pills sent. Eddie then confesses he didn't take his medication that morning. He removes some of this clothing and says he wants to get naked and play wth the polar bears in the snow. Ramona persuades him to get dressed and return to the hotel. Eddie says he will start a movement: Bipolars to Save the Earth.

Four Dry Tongues written by Alex Dremann, directed by Bob Teague

Tristan invites his adorable friend Matt over to a party in his 4 foot square Manhattan closet apartment, hoping to lure him into bed, but Tristan's best friend Ginny has the exact same plan.

Shubert's Ally written and directed by Lorraine Goodman

SHUBERT’S ALLY” tells the story of a young woman (ALLY) torn between two lovers – JOSH, a handsome wooer and the other (SHUBERT) a hirsute woofer.

Drip Torch written by Trey Tatum, directed by Bridget Leak

Patrick has lost his fiancé, now Sullivan is losing him. On the eve of a moving sale, two childhood friends battle late summer's heat and each other in an attempt to hold on to what has taken a lifetime to build.

 


About the Company: Thespian Production

Thespian Production is a theater production company who has been producing plays in small to medium sized venues. Our success has been built on the aspirations of directors, actors, public relationships and support from communities. We offer a wide range of opportunities for emerging artists to have their work produced to a diverse audience throughout the states of New York and Florida with goal to expand throughout the US and abroad. Thespian Production will continue to grow focusing on opportunities for teenagers and young adults in community based group homes and bring affordable theatre to these local communities.

Open:   10/09/09
Close:   10/11/09

Schedule:
Friday, October 9 @ 8pm
Saturday, October 10 @ 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, October 11 @ 3pm
Theater:   Joria Productions Mainstage
Address:   260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$15.00 in advance $18.00 @ door.
Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101
Company: Thespian Production         Official Web Site: www.thespianproduction.com
 
Gregory Lay Tristan (Four Dry Tongues)

Since Graduating from The Neighborhood Playhouse, Gregory has appeared in several independent films and theatrical productions.  His credits include the films "Duel With Me" directed by Dwane Harris and "Wandering Aengus" directed by Kevin Hooper, both set to be released in the coming months.  Theatrical Credits include Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," Aristophanes "Lysistrata," and Eric Bogosian's "Suburbia."  He is thrilled to be working with such a brilliant group of artists on this production.

Klemen Novak Matt (Four Dry Tongues) & Josh (Shubert's Ally)

Originally from Slovenia, Klemen graduated from the New York American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2007 and was a member of the Academy's 2007-08 Company until March 2008. Favorite roles include Judge Brack in Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Dukes Frederick and Senior in William Shakespeare's As You Like It and Henry Lodge in the comedy Move Over, Mrs. Markham. Klemen tries to travel at every opportunity his other interests include web design, music, art history and languages – he is fluent in English, German, Spanish, Serbian/Croatian and, naturally, Slovenian. Recent film credits include Overload, an independent feature film and 5 short films.

 
Bridget Leak Global Bipolar Warning & Drip Torch

Bridget Leak is completing her final year at The Actors Studio M.F.A Program at Pace University. Originally from Chadds Ford, PA, Bridget has directed in France, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and NYC. Previous directing credits include: Cat, Fish In the Bedroom, Mr. Winnecker (White Box Theatre Festival), How I Survive (Lehman College, The Tank), Pieces (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Blackbird, Tape, Oink!, On Mules We Find, Clean (Pace University), With This Phone (Free to Stare). She received her BA in German and French at Lycoming College.

Abigail Treut Ramona (Global Bipolar Warning)

Abigail Treut is beginning her third year in the Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University, with a concentration in Acting. She worked on roles in 'Night Mother, The Shape of Things, One for the Road, Blackbird (Harrower) and A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer.She also studied at Salisbury University and received a BA in Theatre in May 2006, after work in The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, Sweeney Todd, Once Upon a Mattress and more. She recently played Peteyman in "'Night Motherfucker" in the White Box Theatre Festival at the Secret Theatre, LIC, Queens.

Trey Tatum Drip Torch

Having received much acclaim on the stage as Olympic Traveler #3 in his third grade play, Trey now enjoys a more comfortable role offstage where he writes and composes. He received a BA in theatre arts from Birmingham-Southern College and is currently a playwriting MFA candidate at Actors Studio/Pace University in Manhattan. His plays have been performed throughout Alabama, in Virginia and New York City with an upcoming production in New Jersey. His music has received performances in Alabama, Tennessee, New York City and Prague with scheduled performances in Pennsylvania. When Trey is not writing or composing, he enjoys making smutty youtube videos with his roommate.

Esta Fischer Global Bipolar Warning

Esta Fischer writes stage plays, screenplays and prose fiction. Her one-act play Invitation to a Mastectomy won the Astoria Performing Arts Center's Second Annual Playwriting Contest. Her 10-minute play Flight was produced in the North Park Vaudeville Playwrights Festival in 2007. She was a semi-finalist in both Short Story and Feature Screenplay categories in the 2009 Moondance Film Festival. Global Bipolar Warning was originally produced at World Premiere Weekend 2009 at UC Irvine. She has a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Boston University, and is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
 

Alex Dremann Four Dry Tongues

Full-length productions include Split Pea Pod with The Brick Playhouse and Postcoital Variations with Philadelphia Theatre Workshop. Short play productions include On the Porch One Crisp Spring Morning (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival), Third-First Person (Provincetown Theater Playwrights Festival) and The Cheever Tapes (Killing My Lobster). Next up is the full length The :nv:s:ble Play at Philadelphia Theatre Workshop. He is the producing artistic director of Secret Room Theatre in Philadelphia and runs a playwriting workshop every other Tuesday night.
 

Lorraine Goodman Shubert's Alley (Also Director)

Lorraine Goodman is best known as a professional performer, appearing on Broadway in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood;" "Les Misérables;" and Terrence McNally’s "Master Class. " Writing credits include: a new translation of "Die Fledermaus," and the radio program, "At the Opera House" for the Intouch Radio Network for the Blind. Her one-page play, “The Urn” was recently featured in John Chatterdon’s “Zero to Sixty One-Page Play Festival.” Her column on NYShowBiz Pets is featured on Examiner.com. Ms. Goodman has also directed several professional productions of operas, plays and new, old and adapted musicals. This spring she directed 2 new plays for the Strong Kids Campaign at the YMCA (one of which won Best Play).
 

Tiger G 2nd Shubert (Shubert's Ally)

Tiger, a 2 1/2 year old terrier-mix has an active modeling career: he has appeared in several catalogs (Anthropologie + Next) and is featured in the upcoming issue (Nov 2009) of Vogue Magazine (his second appearance.) He is also featured in a commercial spot for CSX Trains. He was a semi-finalist in Bidewee's Starpet 2008.

Vote Cutest Dog:
 

Ashley Love Sullivan (Drip Torch)

Currently in her third and final year at the Actor's Studio M.F.A. program. She received her undergraduate training at Marymount Manhattan College and graduated with a B.A. in Acting from Emerson College in Boston. Ashley has appeared in extensive regional theatre productions throughout New England, the feature film Summer Blink, as well as a smattering of experiences in radio and cabaret. This has been a great opportunity to work with some very talented people. Congratulations to everyone on this wonderful collaboration.
 

Ava Milhaljevich Laura (Four Dry Tongues

After receiving her degree from The American Musical And Dramatic Academy in NYC and giving the world of musical theater a whirl, Ava discovered she just couldn't kick her addiction to the off-off broadway theatre scene. Since then she has enjoyed working with some of the most exciting emerging talent in NYC. Some of her favorite roles include: Olivia in Twelfth Night, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Hunyak in Chicago. Ava is also proud to make up half of the hot new cabaret duo"The Coquettes".
Thrilled to be working with such an awesome cast,
 

Lawrence Sharp Eddie (Global Bipolar Warning)

Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Norfolk, Va currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. After Graduating with a B.A. in English with a Emphasis on Theatre Performance he is currently in completion of his Third Year in The Actor's Studio M.F.A . at Pace University. Lawrence is thrilled on a daily basis to do what he love's....and that is to Live, Love and Act.

Sarah Schoofs Ginny (Four Dry Tongues)

Sarah Schoofs is happy to be working with Bob Teague again in yet another theatrical adventure.  Previous credits include Lily in the feature 'GUT', 'Hot Chick' in 'If You See Something, Say Something' (directed by Bob Teague) in addition to wrapping her second feature 'Alone' as the part of Jane.

Marcus Terrell Smith Patrick (Drip Torch)

Currently in his third and final year in The Actor’s Studio MFA Program where he is getting his masters in acting. He recently moved from Phoenix, Arizona to New York City, after graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics and a minor in Theater Arts. Musical theater and Straight theater has always been a passion for Marcus, and he has starred in the productions, “Side Show” as Jake, “Songs for A New World,” and “Elegies: Looking Up.” He would like to thank God for all his many blessings and his family and friends for all their support and encouragement.

Laura Baron Ally (Shubert's Ally)

Laura Baron is a fearless actor,” says NY Indie director Ian Fischer. A classically trained vocalist, she’s sung with such celebrated musicians as Bobby McFerrin and Sir David Willcocks.  Her favorite stage roles include Olivia in Twelfth Night and Philomele in The Love Of The Nightingale.  Laura keeps her acting skills sharp at the Deena Levy Theatre Studio.  In her spare time she races motorcycles and practices yoga.
 

Antonio Garcia Jr. 1st Shubert (Shubert's Ally)

Thrilled to join the cast and is thrilled to be making his New York stage debut as the voice of a cute and snuggly dog. Much thanks to Lorraine for this opportunity. Graduate of the William Esper Studio.