Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Festival
Bob Ost, Daniel Curzon, Zach Rothman-Hicks, Marjorie Conn, Rich Espey and Jack Dyville

F.A.C.T. Friends Always Creating Theatre in association with Joria Productions kicks-off their 2nd Season with another Short Play series, once again featuring new works by still-unknown yet up-and-coming playwrights,

A Glass of Water by Bob Ost directed by Michael Metzel, with SAM SOMMER & STEVE SHERMAN*

 Batperson & Robbie: Cute Meat by Daniel Curzon directed by David Gillam Fuller, with CHRISTOPHER McLAMB* & KEVIN RUSSO

BIdentity Crisis by Zach Rothman-Hicks, directed by Jana Mattioli, with DANIELLE ERIN RHODES*, KRAIG KEHNER* & PHILLIP MARTIN

Choreography of Cyn & Marta by Rich Espey directed by Steven Hauck*, with MADALYN McKAY & ELIZABETH BOVE

 Limbo Lounge by Marjorie Conn, directed by Lynn Manuell with JENNY PAUL, SUSAN WALLACK*, VICTORIA GUTHRIE* & LUCY SORLUCCO*

The Memory Book by Jack Dyville, directed by John DeBlass with JACK DYVILLE* & MARCUS CONERLY*

*AEA Members (Equity Approved Showcase)

Performances September 16-17-18

Joria Mainstage 260 West 36th Street 3rd Floor, (Bet. 7th-8th Ave) New York, NY 10018

Tickets $18 Cash Only At Door. Reservations suggested through Brown Paper Tickets

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About the Company: Friends Always Creating Theatre

Friends Always Creating Theatre is thrilled to have produced the Showcase AEA Production in 2011. And are excited to present this wonderful new musical OFF BROADWAY.

Cast: Christopher Mclamb, Susan Wallack
Open:   09/16/10
Close:   09/18/10

September 16-17-18, 2010 @ 7:30pm
Theater:   Joria Productions Mainstage
Address:   260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:$18 Cash Only @ Door
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Elizabeth Bove professional acting debut was in Witness for the Prosecution receiving Florida's Carbonnell Award Nominee for Best Actress. Stage and television in the US, UK, Germany, Belgium, including the BBC as Monica Lewinsky. Credits include: Law and Order, All My Children, As the World Turns, Ryan's Hope and Manhattan Theatre Club, The Guthrie Theatre, the Roundabout and a European tour of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In 2001 wrote and produced first short, Keeping Romeo which screened in 18 festivals worldwide.
Zach Rothman-hicks Playwright BIdentity Crisis

Zach Rothman-Hicks has worked with F.A.C.T. as an Actor. Playwright, and Producer, since joining them in September 2009 for their first production of "Connect the Plots." Zach's one-act play, "Death by Fellatio," was performed by F.A.C.T. as a workshop production in October 2009 and as part of "A Six Pack +1"- their spring one-act festival. Zach is also a frequent participant in and sometimes producer of Words and Wine- F.A.C.T.'s monthly reading series which occurs on the last Sunday of every month. Zach has also recently worked with Where Eagles Dare, Love Creek Productions, and Packwallop Productions. Zach is a Special Education Teacher who works at a NYC Public High School. Many thanks to his friends, family, and YOU for coming! 

-Off-Broadway: "Say Something", "Church".

-Off-Off Broadway: "Line", "Broadway to the Seaport"

-Other Credits: "Another Openin' Another Show" concert with

13 Broadway veterans in honor of Music Director Paul

Gemingani and "Funny Girl" with Tony Award winning

Debbie Gravitte and Beauty and the Beast's Burke Moses,

"Go Go Beach: the Musical" (Original Cast)

-Television: Law and Order: CI, Feed Your Mind, The Computer

Man, Cinematherapy

Madalyn was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon.   She fell in love with being in the spotlight and being on stage when at the age of seven the famous comedian Red Skelton made her a part of his dinner show one night at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.  Since moving to New York her theater credits have included: Choreography of Cyn and Marta (Cyn), A Perfect Wedding (Daphne). Anais' Nin Goes to Hell (Queen Victoria), Save The Goondocks (Mama Fratelli) Winner Best Ensemble at the New York Fringe Festival , Metamorphosis (Mrs. Samsa), Blues for Mister Charlie (Hazel) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (The Player).  Film credits include: Taffy Was Born (Aunt Min - Lead), Morgan (Peg Oliver - Supporting), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehena (Soccer Announcer), P.S. I Love You (Maid of Honor) and the upcoming Public Hearing (Janet Weaver Supporting).  Her Television appearences have included Damages (Ponzi Scheme Victim) and the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire.  She has also entered the world of new media by appearing on the webseries The Whitest Kids U'Know (Mrs. Huggins).   She is a proud member of A.F.T.R.A. & SAG.  Twitter:@Madalyn.

Jack Dyville Co-Producer, Playwright - Actor The Memory Book

 SDC Director/Choreographer 40 Yrs. experience. BA in Theatre/ Texas Wesleyan. MFA in Directing, TCU. Pre-Bway Tour: Summer Brave. (Dance Director), Off-Bway: Movie Buff, DuBarry Was A Lady. OOBway: In Circles, (Judson Poets Theatre), Arabian Nights (45th Street Theatre), Certain Souls (Algonquin),  Strawberry Festival, Turnip Festival, NY In'tl Fringe, 20 yrs resident Dir/Youth Education On Stage, summer theatre, North Dakota. Artistic Director-Co-Founder/ F.A.C.T. Thanks to David Gillam Fuller for his help and support in founding this wonderful theatre company!

Lynn Manuell Director - Limbo Lounge

 has been in all aspects of Theatre since the age of nine. She has produced, and directed shows in New York, London and Chicago. In addition, she has appeared in over 50 productions as a singer/actress. Lynn is president of International Production Management and has represented many stars; Sarah Brightman, Betty Buckley, Gladys Knight, and Cindy Williams. She is a booking agent, and manager and is excited to be part of the creative process with F.A.C.T. And a member of the Board of Directors.

Michael Metzel Director - A Glass of Water

 is happy to have met Jack Dyville, and lucky to be working with a quartet of such talented actors.  Following a professional performance career, he recently earned an MFA Degree at Wayne State University in Detroit.  Directing credits include productions in Ohio, Michigan and New York (City and State).  Most recently he directed an Off-Broadway revival of Jules Feiffer's "Crawling Arnold" at the Theatre at St. Clement's.  For seven years he was the Director of Theatre at the Turtle Bay Music School. He currently teaches in the Theatre Departments of The City College of New York and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

John DeBlass Director - The Memory Book

 Dir/Choreo since '72. (NYC) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (World Premiere musical) (New 42nd Street Theatre), Conditions (Theatre Off-Park) , The Guardsman, God and the Family, The Prisoner of Zenda, Ivanhoe The Flapper Queen (Fitgerald Theatre) Sextet, Twelfth Night (Samuel Beckett Theatre).Fight Choreo: Medieval Festival (Cloisters), Medieval Banquet (St Johns the Divine) and  West Side Dance Project's Renaissance Banquet  annually since 1988. Proud to be an Associate Producer of FACT and back directing with them after Instant Theatre.

Steven Hauck Director - Choreography of Cyn & Marta

 Steven Hauck directed Zach Rothman-Hicks's hilarious play Death by Fellatio for F.A.C.T. He currently stands by for the title character in the off-Broadway production of The Screwtape Letters. Steve appeared in Irena's Vow on Broadway. He also played a smitten suitor of Susan Lucci on "All My Children" and Wendie Maleck's husband in the new film "You Can't Have it All.

Marcus Conerly Actor - Co-Producer

 was seen as Frank Cutler in Gutter Star: The Paperback Musical at the '09 NY Int'l Fringe Fest. And is a F.A.C.T. Charter Member. Also appeared in FACT's One Big Happy Family (Cousin Carl), Ragbo's Christmas Adventure (Rago), Kiss Today Goodbye (Todd Palin) as well as various roles in Words & Wine.  Favorite performances:  You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie), Forever Plaid (Frankie & Jinx), Hello Dolly (Barnaby Tucker), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Hero) and Grease (Roger).


Danielle is a member of F.A.C.T. and previously has appeared as an actress in several of their productions. An accomplished musician, she now steps into the role of Musical Director-accompanist and is doing additional Musical arrangements for this New York premier.

  has performed in international tours (Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret and Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera); in New York City (GFL, LTD., Prospect Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Primary Stages, La Mama, e.t.c., Encompass Music Theatre, BMI, American Place Theatre, Actor’s Outlet Theatre and Soho Rep);  Regional Theater (Worchester Foothills Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Theatre by the Sea), as well as Radio, TV (Commercials & episodes), Film, Webisodes and Music Videos.  She has performed in concert at Damrosch Park, Lincoln Center, Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY and Greenwich House Music School.  She is thrilled to be a Charter Member of F.A.C.T. and so happy to begin another creative season with her FRIENDS!  Thanks to Jack and David!  Love and gratitude always to her mother, Mafalda, and sons, Stuart and Geoffrey.  * Lucy is a proud member of AEA.

 Kevin Russo (Robbie) is a BFA-wielding graduate of Adelphi University as of May 2009. Kevin is an actor, musician, and SAFD-certified Actor-Combatant living on Long Island, but with any luck, will be moved into the boroughs by year's end. He most recently appeared as Justin in Thicker Than Water directed by Marcus Yi, Sam in Next Door at Manhattan Rep Theater, and Hansel in Swallow It at the Looking Glass Theater. Not many people can boast the opportunity to play Gay Robin, but rest assured Kevin is grateful and excited to be one of them. Buckle up, audience.


Marjorie Conn made her acting debut with the late, great Ethyl Eichelberger as his leading man playing Aegisthus to his Klytemnestra with her lover, the late, incomparable Katy Dierlam as Electra. She founded The Provincetown Fringe Festival and was given an award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for her contributions to gay and lesbian theatre. She also rescues and is rescued by Greyhound dogs & special needs dogs and cats. Three of Conn’s plays are published in Lost Lesbian Lives.

Christopher Michael McLamb (Batperson) - Int'l: Debbie Gibson, Live! (BGV), Celebrity Cruises Vocalist. Off-B'way: Unexplored Interior (orig. workshop - Cherry Lane Theater w/Jay O. Sanders), Trouble In Shameland (NYC Premier - Actors Playhouse w/Florence Lacey), A.W.O.L. (World Premier - 59E59 Theaters), News To A Muse (staged reading - Pan Asian Rep). Off-Off B'way: The Cradle Will Rock (Theatre1010), Overanalysis (Dixon Place - dir. Gabriel Shanks), Christmas Rappings (dir. Russell Treyz). NYC: Josephine, Tonight! (workshop - Shermen Yellen & Michael Lavine). Regional: Touch (Barrington Stage), A Christmas Carol (Walnut Street Theatre), tick...tick...BOOM! (Michael u/s - dir. David Saint), Ain't Misbehavin' (dir. Sharon Hillegas). Nat'l Tour: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom). Film: Hustlers and Strays (Supporting w/Dan Fogler), Dying Wishes (Featured), Certainty (dir. Peter Askin - prod. Mike O'Malley). Competitions: 9th Ave Vocal Competition (Winner - Musical Theatre - Male Category).

I would like to thank Jack Dyville and Jana Mattioli for facilitating my return to the stage!  I’m excited and delighted to be performing in the theatre once again!  I’ve been working on an independent film which should be released in 2011.  I did a promo for THE N as well as a print ad for Microsoft.  I’ve performed on 2 national tours and Off-Broadway.

Rich Espey is a playwright and teacher living in Baltimore. Rich’s plays have been
produced throughout the United States, including an Equity Showcase production
of Hope's Arbor in New York City by Gallery Players/Engine 37. Rich is a two time
winner of the Carol Weinberg Award for best play at the Baltimore Playwrights
Festival and was honored with an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting by the
Maryland State Arts Council in 2007. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild,
Playwrights Group of Baltimore, Lizard Claw Playwrights, and has served as Chair of
the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. He currently serves as Board President for Single
Carrot Theatre  and proudly teaches science at The Park School of Baltimore.


SUSAN WALLACK –GETTING OUT; MERRY WIVES …; 3PO, GOOD DOCTOR; STARTING HERE…; JACQUES BREL…; At Columbia Stages: CRUCIBLE,THREE SISTERS, BARBARIANS,BAAL. New plays: New Georges, Abingdon,Algonquin, Samuel French, Fringe. Musicals: BMI, ASCAP. Tribute: Marvin Hamlisch. Outstanding performance : Turnip Theater;Best supporting actress: Planet Connections Fest. indie films, television. Member:Workshop Theater,MTWorks,ARTC,NYWIFT

Kraig Kehrer has most recently worked with Manhattan Theatre Source, The Naked Stage, and Pulse Ensemble Theatre. He has also worked on several student and independent films as well as theatre at Columbia University. B.F.A. Wayne State University in Detroit; M.F.A. American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco


Sam Sommer has been acting since he was 16. He is the author of BED & BREAKFAST (Fresh Fruit Festival ‘08), ‘TIL DEATH US DO PART, 3 One-Act Plays that premiered on Theatre Row, NYC in ‘97, and ATTIC, The Wings Theatre, NYC in 2000.  His short stories have been published in numerous anthologies, most recently, STARTING OVER, Best Gay Romance ‘09, and NIGHTDANCE, Quickies III, short fiction on gay male desire.  Mr. Sommer’s directing credits include: AFTER DARK (1998), ATTIC (2000), and SUMMERLAND (2001), published in Plays and Playwrights 2001--The Best of the Off-Off Broadway Season.  He is the recipient of (2) OOBR awards (Off-Off Broadway Review) for Scenic Design for COWBOYS & TANGO MASCULINO.

Steve Sherman hails from the great Northwest and studied acting at WWU, where his original play Brian and Joe received an award and sent him to the Kennedy Center to study acting and playwriting.  In New York Steve has worked on numerous readings, workshops and one-acts with companies like the Drilling Co and FACT.   New York credits include Down Range, and his original play Remembering Kimberly.  Nat Tours: Harry the Dirty Dog.  Regional: Oklahoma!, the title role in Hamlet.  He is currently producing one of his original full length plays On Campus, for more visit