PSYCH

Genre: Drama
Written by Evan Smith | Directed by Marta Kuersten

Sunny and Molly have been friends since college, so when Molly needs a place to stay while she looks for an apartment in New York, Sunny gladly obliges.  Sunny neglects to mention, however, that she's putting herself through clinical psychology school by moonlighting as a dominatrix.  This peculiar part-time job proves to be the least of Sunny's troubles, as both women soon discover how difficult it is to tell the truth from the subjective.

This show will explore the consequences of living in this media-saturated age, with words being shaped and re-shaped to mean whatever is most sensational or least damning.  Psych sheds light on how easily we can all be misinterpreted and suggests that we may need a new paradigm for distinguishing facts from fiction.  At a time when photos can be shopped and tape edited together, the most reliable judgment might be that of the individual over the consensus.


About the Company: Cake Productions

Cake Productions aims to bring high-quality theatre to off-off-Broadway. We want to produce work that the general public can appreciate, might be unfamiliar with, and that has cultural significance to modern, urban audiences. In addition to more seasoned, customary theatregoers, we hope to attract a youthful audience that might have less exposure to standard theatrical conventions by putting on work that is thought-provoking and edgy while still commercially appealing.

Open:   05/06/10
Close:   05/22/10

Schedule:
May 6th - 8th at 8 PM
May 9th at 3 PM
May 11th - 15th at 8 PM
May 16th at 3 PM
May 18th - 22nd at 8 PM
Theater:   Paradise Factory
Address:   64 East 4th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00
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Company: Cake Productions         Official Web Site: www.cakeproductions.org
Brooke Berry Karen/Associate Producer of Cake Productions

Brooke is "psyched" (SOMEBODY had to say it) to perform in this show!  Originally from Colorado, she attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she obtained her BA in Musical Theatre. She then trekked across the country to become a resident of Manhattan and has proceeded to perform for the past several years all over the country and the world.  Favorite roles include, Sarah in Sarah, Plain and Tall, The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods and Irene in Crazy for You. Proud Equity member.

Sarah Brill Molly Salter/Associate Producer of Cake Productions

Sarah received her BFA in theatre from NYU's Tisch School of Arts. While there she studied at David Mamet's Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School, Stonestreet Studio for Film and Television, Tisch's own Classical Studio and in Dublin, Ireland through a partnership with Trinity College. Upon graduation Sarah received the drama department's award for Outstanding Classical Actress. Since then she has been performing in New York (including Atlantic Theatre Company's Strega Nona, Milk Can Theatre Company, and NYU's Hot INK Reading Festival) and around the country (including the Tony Award winning Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis), and two national children's theatre tours. She is thrilled to join Cake's staff after appearing in their inaugural production of Modern Dance for Beginners at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre last summer.

Amir Darvish Todd Cox

Amir Darvish – Amir is pleased to be working with Cake Productions. Previous credits include: Best Actor Nomination for Higher Education, Taxi To Janna, Falling, Homeland, Shoes, Dinner with Ahmed, Monas Dream, SubUrbia and the critically acclaimed one man show Mercury. In addition to voice-over & commercial work, Amir has appeared in numerous a film & televisions productions including Month to Month, The Colbert Report, Charlie Wilsons War, Law & Order, Daily Show, Human Giant, Confessions, OpenCam, The Pink Panther, David Letterman, SpinCity, and The Unusuals among others. Amir is a  member of SAG, AFTRA & AEA. For more information please visit www.AmirDarvish.com.

Francesca Day Sunny Goldfarb/Co-Founder of Cake Productions

Francesca Day Is thrilled to be part of Cake's Second mainstage!  Favorite roles include:  Lorraine in Modern Dance for Beginners at the Cherry Lane Studio, Touchstone in As You Like It at the RSC's Dell Theater,  Mrs. Martin in Baby Boom at The George Street Playhouse,  Klara in The Sandman with Terra Firma Dance Theater, Aemillius in Titus Andronicus at The Arclight Theater, as well as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Portia in Julius Caesar, Kate in Taming of The Shrew, and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing.  Francesca has a BFA in Acting from Rutgers University and an MA in Classical Acting from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London.  Thanks and love to Mom, Dad, Tony and Rich, the Cake family and the cast and crew! 

William Franke Bill/Profound Psychotic

William Franke is pleased to be working with Cake Productions again after playing Dr. Watson in Broken Holmes as part of the Cake Reading Series and in their inaugural main stage production, Modern Dance for Beginners. Elsewhere in New York he has appeared on stage with Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges, Lark Play Development Center, and the Drama League; most recently he was seen on stage in the New York premiere of Tim Blake Nelson's Eye of God with Theatre East, where he is also a company member (and where he first had the pleasure of working with Helen Merino and Jessica Burgess). He has also worked with The Jungle Theater, Park Square, and many other theaters in his native Minneapolis, as well as Out to Lunch Theater in Berlin, Germany. TV: All My Children; As The World Turns; Law & Order: SVU; Living In Captivity (pilot — official selection, New York & Los Angeles Independent Television Festivals). Film: Alone; After You're Gone; Smokers, and others. Member of AEA and AFTRA. For Jody. williamfranke.com.

Marta Kuersten Desiree/Jana/Co-Founder of Cake Productions

Marta Kuersten attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in 2005. While there she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since graduating she has worked with theatre companies in New York such as Inverse, Milk Can, Round Table and with the Lake George Theatre Lab in Bolton Landing, NY. Most recently, she appeared in Really Rosie with Atlantic For Kids and in Bordertown with (re:)Directions Theatre Company.

Jacquelyn Landgraf Dominique/Jennifer

Jacquelyn Landgraf is an actress, director, and writer. Since 2005, she has been a proud member of the New York Neo-Futurists, the writers/performers behind the ongoing signature show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (New York Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Performance Art Production, nytheater.com’s 2009  “People of the Year,” Village Voice Reader’s Poll “Best Performance Artists.”)  She has performed Too Much Light...in New York, Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. Other recent acting credits include: an ongoing workshop production of Edward Albee’s All Over (with Mr. Albee and Marian Seldes) for The Common Tongue Theater, Jean Genet’s The Maids at WOW Café Theater, Suzan Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays at the Public Theater, Short Term Directions at the Ontological-Hysteric, STICKY at the Bowery Poetry Club, The Treachery of Image at BRIC Studio, 1001 Nights at Bard College (directors Sharon Fogarty and Ruth Maleczech of Mabou Mines), the world premiere of Steven Drukman's Foxhollow: Or, How I Got That Story at the Linhart Theater, Picasso at the Lapin Agile in Princeton, NJ, and Top Girls at the Samuel Beckett Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Jacquelyn is on the faculty at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. B.F.A. Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Helen Merino Barbara Stafford/Therapist

OFF BROADWAY: Eye of God (Kirk Theatre), Taboos (Soho Playhouse) REGIONAL THEATRE: Mary Stuart (Mary),  Hamlet (Hamlet) for Austin Shakespeare Festival; Present Laughter, Bad Dates, Omnium Gatherum, Pride’s Crossing, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Vagina Monologues, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Bee Luther-Hatchee, My Children, My Africa, As You Like It (Zachary Scott Theatre Center); Anton In Show Business (The State Theatre), Madame X,  Antigone: Looking Into the Sun (Austin TheatreWorks)  FILM: Fast Food Nation, Cassidy Kids, Gretchen, The Interview

Jeremiah Zinger Michael/Advocate

Jeremiah is excited to be a part of the newest CAKE PRODUCTIONS venture.  National Tours, The Full Monty (Jerry), Grease (Kenickie). NYC Readings, Empire, National Pastime, Regional The Secret Garden, Arcadia, Ah Wilderness, The Full Monty and many more. Television: One Life To Live, American Dreams, The Agency, Push Nevada.  Film: Gaming, Spotted Fever, Top Man. www.jeremiahzinger.com