Genre: Comedy, Drama
©Kathleen Crosby   |   Slide Show
by Tyler Ham Pong

Open Lab Collective presents


Written by Tyler Ham Pong

Directed by Laura Sisskin-Fernández


"The line between inspiration and insanity."


Two Days 'til Dawn follows a troubled writer, who risks his grasp on reality in search of inspiration. Disconnecting from his family, and with potetially more at stake, he seeks salvation through the advice given by the ghosts of three literary figures.

Continuing Tyler Ham Pong's trend of hyper aware dialogue and analysis of the human condition, Two Days 'til Dawn, is "not only an expression of art as life, but a presentation of art created in life," according to the director, Laura Sisskin-Fernández. Harnessing elements of dream, memory and all of life's promises -- this play is a psychological tour de force not to be missed!



Two Days 'til Dawn stars Anthony Ames, Mary Monahan, Geoffrey Pomeroy and Jillian K. Waters.

Costume Designer/Assistant Director is Crys Huyett. Lighting Designers are Tracy Wertheimer and Jane Slade. Sound Designer is Danny Madden. Choreographer is Bronwen Carson.


Two Days 'til Dawn will have its premiere on June 8, presented as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity at the Gene Frankel Theatre.





June 8th at 9:30pm

June 11th at 3pm

June 19th at 6pm

June 20th at 4:30pm

June 22nd at 7pm

June 25th at 5pm


Gene Frankel Theatre

24 Bond St. (at Lafayette St.)



Tickets are $18.00. For reservations, call 1-866-811-4111 or visit

Cast: Anthony Ames
Open:   06/08/11
Close:   06/25/11

June 8th at 9:30pm, June 11th at 3pm, June 19th at 6pm, June 20th at 4:30pm, June 22nd at 7pm and June 25th at 5pm
Theater:   Gene Frankel Theatre
Address:   24 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: 6 to Bleecker, walk north to Bond, west to the theatre

Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111

Geoffrey is an honors graduate of the British-American Drama Academy's Shakespeare Programme in London, and Skidmore College; where he studied: Acting, Music Theory, Play Writing, and Directing. 
During his studies, Geoffrey received Skidmore's highly coveted "Periclean Scholar Award" for his work onstage.

After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in many stage productions and independent films.  Shortly after his re-location, a re-kindled interest in music became a prominent focal point in Geoffrey's life.  He soon found himself composing music for the theater and scoring indie films...  One such film score eventually won him the award for "Best Original Score" at an independent film festival!
His band, Please performed extensively throughout LA, and has a very cool CD entitled "Broken Little Songs".

In January of 2010, Geoffrey made the move to New York where he could continue making poor "life" decisions on the East Coast.  Since his relocation, he has appeared onstage at The Abingdon Theater, PS 122, The Manhattan Rep., and The Player's Theater.

His theater credits include:  The Hostage, Arcadia, OD@C, Life Without Joey, A Cougar's Tale, How I Learned To Drive, A Thurber Carnival, MacBeth, Twelfth Night, Henry IV (Parts I & II), Waiting For Lefty, Henry V, Peace For Pot, Othello, The Immigrant, Bedroom Farce, The Zoo Story, The Provok'd Wife, Antigone, The Skin Of Our Teeth, The Trial, Oedipus, Jeffrey, American Notes, Edward III, Fiddler On The Roof, and Two Days 'Till Dawn.

Onscreen, his voice has been heard in the animated films Monsters Vs. Aliens and Over The Hedge.  Most recently, he appears as Steve in the internet series Death's Door, set to be released summer, 2011.

Mary Monahan Laurie/Zelda Fitzgerald

 Mary Monahan has appeared in many theatre and film productions.  Her most recent role was Jan in Trista Baldwin’s Doe, which was a part of Santiago A Mil 2011.  Other favorite roles include; Jean in Mike Leigh’s Ecstasy, Miss Y The Stronger, Procne The Love of the Nightingale, and Dirty Daisy in Chicks with Dicks.  She is also a member of the Black Door Theatre Company.  Many of the films in which Mary appears have been screened in film festivals through out the world.  Some of the films include; Mary Deprivation(SxSw), Jennifer Windows(Tribeca FF, SANFIC, Locarno), Mary Sherman Head Trauma(Los Angeles FF, SANFIC) which is currently airing on Showtime Networks and Q  Slice which won the SIGNIS Award at SANFIC.  

Jillian K. Waters Jennifer/Alice Liddell

 Jillian K. Waters was born in Bogota, Colombia. She spent her childhood in Japan and England and upon graduating High School in Chicago she went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at Emerson College in Boston. She now calls New York home and is a non union theatre/film actor and will be attending The Actors Studio at Pace University to receive her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting in the fall. Some favorite credits include "Dunyasha" in The Cherry Orchard, The British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, "Fabiana Cunningham" directed by Laura Sisskin, First Church, Boston and "Maureen Peal" in The Bluest Eye adaptation by Lydia Diamond, Emerson Stage, Boston. 

Tyler Ham Pong is an actor/writer, who started acting at a young age with The Merchant of Venice at the National Arts Centre in Canada. His first play, Moony Mercury, was produced at the Manhattan Repertory Theater in 2009. Recently he was awarded the 2011 Award of Excellence for his short screenplay Breakup Brody at the Canada International Film Festival. For more information, visit

Laura Sisskin-Fernandez started directing at Emerson College, where she was awarded a grant through the Penelope Hirsch Student Director Award for her production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. She continued honing her skills alongside renowned director Terry Schreiber as his assistant director on the sold-out run of The Cherry Orchard (Gloria Maddox Theater). Currently, she is working with the acclaimed Italian director, Orietta Crispino, at TheaterLab.