Genre: Festival

Take five directors, five writers, twenty actors and twenty-four hours, and you have a fabulous evening of theatre!  Join Zephyer Rep for the very first Zephyer Fest, where twenty-four hours previously the writers are given the parameters, the next morning the directors and actors are given the script, and the finished product is shows to you on Saturday night at 7p!  At the end, prizes are awarded to the shows as voted by the audience, and an awesome time is had by all!

Cast: Amy Bohaker-Author
Open:   03/06/10
Close:   03/06/10

Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$15, $10 student
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-627-2961
Presented by: Wings Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.wingstheatre.com

Jennifer Fouche' hails from Detroit, Michigan and has claimed New York as her second home. She is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Alumni of the 2008 Academy Company. Jennifer is a member of The Amoralists Theatre Company as well as a member of the Flea Theatre's resident acting company, The Bats. Recent credits include The Crucible (Tituba), Bag Lady (Clara), Dirty Little Black Girls (Song), Blue Fire on the Water (Maybelle), The Violet Hour (Jessie), Amerissiah (Carrie), Bring Us the Head of Your Daughter (Contessa), Sonnets from the Tower (Elizabeth I), Joe & Me (Mother Andrea). Film/TV "Animal Planet", "Indelible", "Avenging Disco Vampires". Jennifer is ever thankful for the tremendous love and support of her family and friends..and for Scotty..who is perfect. Jennifer is thrilled to be a part of Zephyer Fest!

Rachel Adler is a recent graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and part of the Amoralists Theatre Company. Prior to studying in New York she trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in the UK. She works in both theatre and film with future projects including a film with Chip Hourihan (producer of Oscar nominated "Frozen River) and a run of her self written solo show in May.

RJ Barnett was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He discovered a life in the theater very young, and followed it all the way to NYC to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduating from the two year conservatory program, he continued his training in AADA's selective third year company program. Fresh faced to the NY theater scene, he is determined to invade it.


Amy Bohaker hails from Victoria Canada where she received a BA in English literature, with Distinction, from the University of Victoria. She moved to New York to attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and was invited to join the 2009 AADA Reparatory Company. As an actor, her NY Theatre Credits include: The Crucible (Manhattan Theatre Source), Waiting Lessons (Estrogenuis Festival, Best of Estro Festival), The Seagull (Mary MacArthur Theatre), Beggars in the House of Plenty (Mannie Greenfield Theatre), Ridiculous Fraud (Lester Martin Theatre). TV: "Animal Planet" (Discovery Channel). Film: "Indigo" (La Mancha Films). Amy is pleased to be involved in this project and is looking forward to streching her writing skills. Thanks to Karen Brelsford.


Nicole J. Bubolo is a local playwright hailing from the New York 'burbs, Northport to be precise. Various works of hers were produced over the years in New York and North Carolina, including the Expanded Arts Theatre Company in New York City. Most recently she participates as a leading member in the Long Island based writers group Writers On The Verge. Nicole is glad share her creativity as a part of Zephyer Fest at  Wings Theatre.

Jordan Chin is originally from Portland, Oregon and is glad to be a part of this unique New York experience! Jordan has been an actor for a long time, taking part in such theatre productions as The Magic of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (Evelyn Crackle), Troilus and Cressida (Cressida), Pippin (Leading Player), and film productions for companies like the YMCA, Providence Health, OPB, and others. Thanks to family and friends and everyone who came to see the show tonight!


Dustin D'Addato has been working as a writer for nearly a decade. He has written two previous full length independent works Contact With The Void (The P.I.T.) and Closing In… (UCB Theatre). He is currently hard at work on his next project titled Thrashing At No One as well as writing and producing daily content for thecomedynerds.com. He has also written for several television networks including AMC, NBC and USA. Dustin is excited to be part of this project. He would like to thank Nicole for getting him involved, Paul for helping him be involved and Joy for agreeing.


Originally from the heart of England, Emily has been acting and singing on stage for nearly a decade professionally. She trained with The Bridge Theatre Training company and after graduating played Messenger Mo in a UK National Tour of CITV's Enjie Benjy. She has also written and starred in her own sitcom; 'In The Morning'. Other credits include; Wendy (Original & workshop) in The Young Ones, Shannon in Hive of Cretins at Trafalgar Studios & many national commercials as a featured artist incl; Kelloggs Bran Flakes. This is Emily's first Directing credit in NY and she is thrilled to be participating.


Emily Epstein is a second year drama student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, receiving training from the CAP 21 studio for Musical Theater. I would like to thank everyone who got together to have this festival, my friends and family, and New York City.


Robin A. Eriksen took his step into the theatre world as an actor when he was ten, in his hometown Fredrikstad in Norway. He has since then been a part of several professional productions, including a national tour of Ray Cooney’s Caught in the Net (2007). He directed his first production (HAIR – The Musical) when he was seventeen and has since then been used as a director and advisor on several productions. He came to the US in 2008 as a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from where he will graduate in April 2010. This is his first public production in USA.

Gemma Eves was born in the East End of London and is a true cockney. She began her training at a young age and as performed in prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, as well as international festivals in Italy, Germany and Czech Republic. After her Musical Theater training from The Mountivew Academy - London, she has moved to NYC and trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Gemma is excited to begin the New York Journey.

Born and raised in South Wales, Clemmie came from the University of Leeds, UK to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has performed in a variety of places from the Royal Albert Hall, London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the wilds of Argentina. This is Clemmie’s first public performance in New York.

Garry Garneau, was born and bred in British Columbia, Canada. He came to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has resided in the city for two years. This is Garry’s first soirée into theatre outside of the protective wing of the Academy and couldn’t think of a more insane way to go about it; twenty four hours is a long time to not sleep.

Rachel Halper or the littlest spitfire from Long Island, or as she is sometimes called by her boss, the Long Island Lolita is an actor, singer, writer, and comedian. She recently graduated with a BFA in Theater from the University at Buffalo and the Conservatory program at Michael Howard Studios. She performed with her Grammy Award winning choral group in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center , and Disney World through 2004. She was also one of the thirteen representatives for the United States in the International Theater Festival of Drama Schools in Sinai, Romania in 2007, where she performed in Aeschyles' The Oresteia. Some of her other theater credits include, Spring Awakening, A Boy’s Life, Danton’s Death, Getting Even with Shakespeare and most recently Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Some of her recent film/TV credits include "The College Humor Show" and the new series "Sean and Meghan". And, if you can believe it she also performs with her sketch comedy group EtchASketch, every now and again. She would like to thank her Mom, Michael, Gabrielle, Heather, Dilyn and the rest of her family and her awesomely awesome friends for their unconditional love and support.

Bryan Hart is honored - not only to be sharing his first New York City stage with so many former classmates, colleagues and consorts - but that it's all cohered within the form of the unique, hand-crafted mold that is this festival. Greatly many thanks to all those who have worked to put it on, to all those who have yet to put me out, and to you for coming.

Tatyana Kalko is a second year acting student at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She resides in Philadelphia, where she interned for InterAct Theatre Company this past summer. Tatyana is looking forward to continuing her training with the amazing faculty at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Amy Khoury was born in Montreal, Quebec. She is a graduate of McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Theatre Studies and Italian Studies. She traveled extensively to the Middle East where she starred in an Egyptian television series. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. She recently played Natasha in a Chekhov production of Three Sisters directed by Eve Best and produced by the Old Vic New Voices .


Brianna Larson is a Sophmore studying acting at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Both in New York and her hometown of St. Louis, she has explored many elements of theater including acting, directing, choreography, and stage management, and is thrilled to finally try her hand at playwriting. She recently worked as a collaborator on two student created theater pieces, and plans on doing work in the Creative Original Works Program (COW) in the future.


Andoni Elias Nava is a second year Film and TV student at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He has spent lots of time writing and directing short films, and has always been interested in the theater, though this will be his first time directing a stage play. He has worked on the crew of High School plays, though he knows that might fall short of impressing some people, and has watched and read various plays, though he knows that may impress even less of you. Still, he is excited to be working with new people, on a new play, in a new medium for him, for this new festival. He hopes that this will be a fun experience, and that people still like him when he's through with it. (He would like it even better if they liked him more after, but he wouldn't want to feel that he was asking too much from you.)


Carol Neiman has been writing ever since she learned to hold a pencil, and always finds that an impossible deadline brings a certain focus to the task. Theatre is a more recently discovered passion, and Carol has played various lead and principal roles off-off Broadway and in indie films -- either dying or dead so often that it could creep her out a little if she didn't have so much fun doing it. A lifelong vagabond, she settled down in New York City about 10 years ago, a fact that still surprises her when wakes up in the morning and finds herself still here.

Hannah Owens studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and is a company member of the Off-Off-Broadway Shakespeare company Frog and Peach Theatre Co. Hannah was most recently seen as Hero in this past fall’s Much Ado About Nothing and playing multiple characters (including some puppets) in Frog and Peach’s Tinkerbell Theatre. She will also be appearing in F&P’s upcoming spring production. As always, love to Mom.


Eli Walker Palzkill is excited to be participating in her first 24-Hour Play Festival.  Eli is currently a second-year drama student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film. She began her acting training at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI, where she studied with Joan Darling, Kerry Shear and Judy Kerr. She has starred in several community productions, as well as an original production of 385 Pound Smoker. Most recently, she performed in the Tisch Gala at Lincoln Center Theatre and Political Snorts, directed by Elizabeth Swados at La Mama Experimental Theatre. Her first original one-woman show will debut at Wings Theatre on April 9th, and will perform at Alley Stage in Wisconsin in June of 2010.

Sandra Polak was born and raised in The Netherlands where she trained as a professional dancer. Wanting to study acting She moved to New York where she recently graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Conservatory. She also completed the midsummer in Oxford program at BADA and a 2 Month Shakespeare intensive at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her all the way.

Leann is currently a sophomore acting student studying at NYU/Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Some favorite past roles include: West Side Story (Anita), Cinderella (Cinderella), Pippin (Leading Player), and Alice In Wonderland (Alice). Thanks to Mom, Dad, Bug, and Daisy and her amazing friends.

Evgeniya Radilova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. Although she grew up in one of the most oppressive societies in Eastern Europe, Evgeniya was blessed with a very strong value driven, loving and creative family. Her mother was an actress, her father and grandfather directors. That’s how she realized that she wanted to be an internal part of the theater. Back in her country she did film, tv, and theater. At age twenty she got a green card and came to America! Recently she graduated from The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts One, and was invited to be part of the Academy Company 2010.Some of her favorite roles are Martirio in The House of Bernarda Alba, Eva-Evelyn in Kindertransport, and Abigail in The Crucible. Although Evgeniya’s true love is the theatre, she also enjoys dancing with fire and playing the piano.

David Reck has had the pleasure of creating the role of real life Muppetteer, Michael Earl in Jesus Freaks and the role of Stephen Foster of Voices that are Gone...The Stephen Foster Story in NYC. Other favorite roles include Richard III of Richard III, Agate of Waiting for Lefty, Iago Othello, Tuzenbach Three Sisters and Chorus of Henry V.

Madeline Reed was most recently seen as Sebastian Lore/Oatsie Carew in the Rep @ NYU production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom/Sleeping Beauty or Coma. She also appeared as an unhinged grade school teacher in the upcoming film "The Video Guys". She can also be seen as Detective Powell in the film "Fog Warning", which has been included in the Fright Night Festival as well as Shockerfest International Film Festival. Her training includes The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and T. Schreiber Studio in New York. While at RADA she appeared as Bottom in Midsummer Nights Dream and as Nerissa in Merchant of Venice. Other favorite past roles include L’il Bit in How I Learned to Drive, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Mistress Page in Merry Wives of Windsor and Sandra in The Exonerated. www.madelinereed.com

Mia Romero is fresh off a southern tour of Beauty and the Beast and so excited to be back in New York after six months on the road! She is originally from San Francisco and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been seen in The Who's Tommy at the Gallery Players and as Erica/Electra in the Coryphaues Theatre's production of her original work The Threadbare Sex. Favorite past roles include Jo in The Lady From Dubuque, Lulu in Cabaret and Reno in Anything Goes. She has been nominated for the Irene Ryan scholarship twice, for Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof and for the title role in Alice in Wonderland.

Catriona Rubenis-Stevens was born and raised in a small town in England, before moving to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. New York credits include Vive Warren in Mrs Warren's Profession, Marcy in Snowing at Delphi, Adrian in PIMP, Fairy in Hinterland (world premiere) and Maire in Never In My Lifetime (which she also produced through her theater company - 3 isles Productions) Film credits include Mrs C Smealt in the award-winning "FROLF" and Jo in "Pass With Care". Thank you to all my family and friends for ongoing love and support.

Giordana Venturi is a true blue Canadian from the west coast who moved to NYC to pursue an education at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she'll be graduating from in April. She loves being outdoors, singing, and grilled cheese sandwiches.