THE ALL-AMERICAN GENDERF*CK CABARET

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Other
By Mariah MacCarthy, Directed by Krystal Banzon

In a polarized world of pink versus blue, everyone deserves Technicolor.

In this intimately outrageous cabaret, eight gender stereotypes are plucked straight from pop culture: a Girly Girl, a Manly Man, a Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy.  Guided by an androgynous, omnipotent MC intent on their redemption, they embark on eight sexy, hilarious journeys from stereotypes to Human Beings.  Along the way, hearts are broken, Pomeranians are purchased, the Pussies of America make their stand, and everyone does the “Single Ladies” dance.

Biting yet compassionate, this epic ensemble piece skewers everything from feminism to sexting; from acquaintance rape to infidelity; from homophobia and assault, to loneliness and the bass-ackwards ways we seek affection--just to name a few.  The sharp edges of caricature soften; connection replaces spectacle; and men, women, and none-of-the-aboves discover that in a polarized world of pink versus blue, everyone deserves Technicolor.

Featuring: Becca Blackwell, John Graham, Brendan Hunt, Tess Paras*, Timothy Ryan, Sofia Urista, Steve White, Yolanda K. Wilkinson*, Miranda Noelle Wilson*

Director: Krystal Banzon
Asst. Director: Jesse Geguzis
Lighting Design: Mike Gugliotti
Costume Design: Nina Vartanian
Set Design: Ashley Pridmore-Abrego
Sound Design: Karla Calderon
Movement: Sarena Kennedy
Visuals: Vidkidz (Melanie Clemmons and Zak Loyd)

*These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
 


About the Company: Rapscallion Theatre Collective

It is the Rapscallion Theatre Collective's goal and desire to evoke change, educate, and learn through our journey of performance art. To establish a community where fellow artists can feel a sense of freedom to pursue and conquer their artistic endeavors. To return to a time when theatre was not only viewed for its entertainment value, but also lead our audience toward a vision, thought, or memory; one that would support and guide them into making changes in their lives and/or surroundings. To use theatre not only as an art but, as an aid to better the human race and develop stronger relations within our communities.

Open:   03/25/10
Close:   04/03/10

Schedule:
March 25-27 & March 31-April 3 @7pm
Theater:   Under St. Marks
Address:   94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
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Cost:$18
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Company: Rapscallion Theatre Collective         Official Web Site: www.rapscalliontheatrecollective.com

has been performing in NYC for over 15 years. Notable works with Jennifer Miller, Sharon Hayes, Two Headed Calf, Blessed Unrest to name a few. Currently in Room for Cream at La Mama and in Sharon Hayes exhibit at the Whitney Museum. Also bassist and vocals for queer rock band Inner Princess.

John Graham Benji

is thrilled to be apart of this fantastic production. Past NY credits include The Suitcase with The Looking Glass Theatre and Bare Naked Dramas with Aporia Rep. Special thanks to the wonderful director, cast and crew for making this such a great process. All my love to Mom, Dad, Dave and Kate.

BRENDAN HUNT is an actor, musician, writer and visual artist living in New York City. For the latest news about his upcoming projects, visit www.brendanhunt.com.

Brendan Hunt began performing in grade school when he joined a local theater learning center. He received his first training there and performed with the group at the Queens Theatre in the Park's mainstage for several years. During high school he was cast in TV commercials and school productions where he honed his skills. Brendan continued his training at Fordham University after being accepted to their prestigious theater program. He played lead roles in several of their mainstage productions while gaining new insights into the performing arts.

After graduation, Brendan joined the Long Island-based company Plaza Theatrical Productions. As an actor and crew member, he toured libraries, schools and state parks playing some of Shakespeare's finest roles including Romeo, Hamlet, Caliban and Petruchio. As his interest in classical theater grew, so did his abilities, and he was soon playing Feste in the Off-Broadway production of Twelfth Night (Flea Theater) for which he also composed the music.

Brendan has been doing more student films and web series recently, however 2010 saw him return to the Queens Theatre in the Park - this time as the seductive Anton in The Blue Room. He also performed at the NY Fringe Festival and the Under St. Marks theater in various productions. He is currently a member of the Times Square Playwrights group and continues to perform all around the city.

Tess Paras Gwen

is thrilled to perform with her fellow Genderf*ckers! She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, enjoys Bikram yoga, and wears cowboy boots year-round. Other stage credits include: Broadway Backwards 4 with Whoopi Goldberg, Slammer! (NY Fringe ‘07), East Village Fragments (Peculiar Works), Miss Saigon (Prather Theaters Tour), Disney Cruise Line Mainstage. TV: “Gossip Girl," "Law and Order," "Damages,” “Kings,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Love to her family! Check out www.tessparasonline.com
 

is very excited to working with the Rapscallion Theatre Collective, on this project. He began studying acting at an early age in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio and is thrilled to be living his dream of performing in New York City. Timothy was last seen as "Timmy" in the staged reading of Free Country, and in Happy Hour at the 45th St. Theatre. Timothy would like to dedicate this performance to all of his New York family of friends, especially Joe for covering his shift for a half an hour so he could attend this audition.

Sofia Urista Devon

graduated from the Univ. of Michigan (go blue!). September of ’07 found her in NYC ready to become an actress. After doing some background work in a crappy flick, she realized she had a lot to learn. She became a kids Spanish teacher at Tribeca Language Center, took some acting classes and then, in a flash of inspiration decided to start singing. And, as it often does, the detour became part of the destiny. This is her first NYC stage production.

Steve White Adrian

is a jovial and provocative Aries from St. Louis. Steve has only been in the big city less than a year and loves every day of it. He enjoys Frisbee golf, air hockey, guitar hero, and of course acting. Recent works include: The Year of the Love Curriculum as Jack at the American Actors Theatre, Tectonic Disaster/ Brilliant Coma as Finn at Theatre Row, 1001 Peorian Nights as Shawn at the Kraine Theartre and the film Pancakes and Bullets with the New York Film Academy. Steve also loves shady pool halls, hates onions, and would like to give bull riding a try.

Dubbed “America’s Poet” by the New York Times, and “Brilliant” by Inside New York, YOLANDA K. WILKINSON is an actor and playwright who has scores of produced plays to her credit thanks to being a Neo-Futurist trained by Greg Allen. She has performed at The Public Theatre, Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, Manhattan Theatre Club, Classical Theatre of Harlem and The National Black Theatre Festival 2001 & 2005. She is featured in SLAMNATION 2. Her one woman play UNTITLED & UNFINISHED was last seen in festivals all over the country including, The ASPEN COMEDY FESTIVAL 2004. She aired two seasons on The Peabody Award winning, Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam

is so thrilled to be a part of this production! Recent credits include Once/Twice with Passaj Productions and Wickets with Trick Saddle at 3LD. Other favorite theatre roles include Cherié in Bus Stop, Frenchie (and the dancing gorilla!) in Cabaret, and Paulinka in A Bright Room Called Day. Television credits include "Rescue Me", "As the World Turns", "One Life to Live", and "Guiding Light". Love to the Fam and Mr. Evan. www.mirandanoellewilson.com