FEARLESS MORAL INVENTORY: 12-STEP WALK-UP

Genre: Comedy, Solo Performance
by Frank Blocker, directed by Kathy Kelly Christos

Fearless Moral Inventory: 12-step Walk Up centers on a 5-floor apartment building where the melting pot of tenants face-off with an evil (nay, typical) New York City landlord.  “Killer” Joe wants the old renters out to make way for pricier rent—this time, in a race against the new subway entrance sprouting up around the corner.  But it’s the septuagenarian sex addict Lorna Breedlove who proves to be Joe’s downfall.  Next door to a church (“for Christ’s sake”) where Anon meetings occur multiple times daily, the 20 characters represented all face life changes in a turbulent world.  Truth sets you free, but someone’s still going to jail.  "The whole world better sober up.  Nobody can afford their meds anymore."

Drama Desk Award-nominee Frank Blocker (Solo Performance) returns with another tour-de-force, based on conversations and situations witnessed in New York City.


NOTE: STAGE LEFT STUDIO has MOVED...

NEW location is 214 W 30th St, 6th Fl. (b/w 7th/8th Ave), one block south of Penn Station!

Preview:   11/13/11
Open:   11/20/11
Close:   12/11/11

Schedule:
Sundays @ 5:00 pm
Through Dec. 11 (...at least) OPEN ENDED RUN
Theater:   Stage Left Studio
Address:   214 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Conveniently located between 9th and 10th Avenues, near the Port Authority and Penn Stations A, C or E line.

Cost:20.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Stage Left Studio at 212-838-2134
Company: Cheryl King Productions         Official Web Site: www.stageleftstudio.com
Frank Blocker "Anyone who hasn't seen one of his solo multi-character shows should by all means buy tickets." - New York Press

Plays include award-winning Southern Gothic Novel (2009 Drama Desk Award nomination/Solo Performance), Fearless Moral InventoryEula Mae’s Beauty, Bait & Tackle, Good Jew (w/ M.S. Changar), Patient Number (Inner Voices Social Issues One-Act Play Winner), Suite Atlanta (Fn Productions/78th Street Studio Theatre), Kiss and Fade (Short Attention Span Play Festival, Boston), The Wisconsinners (Dubuque Fine Arts Center), Air Marshals (w/ brother Captain James Blocker, OKC Fire Dept.), Chameleüns (w/ Rochelle Burdine), Macbeth: The Murder Mystery(w/ Lydia Bolen-Gordon) and Alice, a musical, with composer William Wade (The York Theatre Development Series, Emerging Artists Theatre’s Notes From a Page, MITF). Frank also edits and publishes the Stage THIS! Series of 10-minute plays and monologues, and edited sci-fi novel The Slaves of Votarus. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and a member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG, and AFTRA.

As an actor, Blocker appeared off-Broadway in The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, receiving a stream of glowing reviews for his performance as Tennessee attorney Larry Parrish.  He received a Drama Desk Award-nomination for Solo Performance for self-penned Southern Gothic Novel.  He made his television debut in season 12 of Law & Order: SVU, and will be seen in the upcoming short film Lester and Maryam. Favorite theatrical roles include Roderick Usher in Steven Berkoff’s Fall of the House of Usher, Mr. Peachum in The Beggar’s Opera, Edward II, and as a prisoner on the streets in the Obie-winning West Village/East Village Fragments.  He is best known for his character work and ability to switch roles in a second. He frequently appears on the NYC stages in experimental works and readings, as well as appearances with Peculiar Works Project, Forbidden Kiss at Stage Left Studio, and Blakkapricorn Productions’ Meditations on a Theme, to name a few.  Directing and choreography credits include So Long On Lonely Street, Graceland, Joseph/Dreamcoat, Pamela Parker’s Dreams of Martha Stewart and Lunacy.

"Apparently, Mr. Blocker can act in any position." - NY Times

Kathy began her professional theatrical career on-stage in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She took a turn as a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at Cameron University, teaching stage movement and dance to actors, choreographing and performing. The recurring dream of being on stage led Kathy to leave the world of academia and return professionally in numerous regional theatres as an actress, dancer, and choreographer in Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Sugar BabiesOf Thee I Sing (Mary Turner) , The Man Who Came to Dinner (Maggie Cutler) and many others.  Since coming to New York, she has appeared in, co-produced and directed several Off-Broadway productions by The Infinite Space Theatre Company and others, and has worked in TV and film. Most recently, she co-directed and choreographed the Rock Garden production of Below the Belt with Larry Preston, appeared as Brona in Eugene Grygo’s Brona and Alberto at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and performed the role of Queen Isolde of Ireland in the world premier of Tristan & Isolde in the 2010 International Fringe Festival.  Kathy is a movement and acting teacher specializing in whole-body characterization.

Cheryl King Producer
Cheryl King left her 13-year career as a national touring stand-up comic in 1995 to write a solo show. In the 10 years since then, she completed that show, with successful runs in LA, NY and Ft. Collins, CO, and has become a respected acting coach and producer of solo shows in NYC. She is artistic director of the NY Solo Play Lab and Funny Women Fest, Sola Voce:Estrogenius at ManhattanTheatreSource and co-artistic director of the Midtown International Theatre Festival.

She also teaches writing, acting and comedy workshops in NY, LA and Chicago. She is active in women's causes, as an organizer of V-Day Events and an advisory board member of ARIA, Awareness of Rape and Incest through Art.

She is director of Cyndi Freeman's hit show "Inside Cherry Pitz" and also coaches solo show artists River Huston and Karen Thibodeau. She currently teaches Solo Show workshops independently as well as at Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center. Her writing workshop, "Writing Your Heart Out" meets most Saturdays in NYC.

She teaches internationally in Denmark, England and Wales, and performs her solo show "not a nice girl" in European cities, as well as in LA and NYC.

She is currently co-writing, with Rod Menzies, a play called "Arturo's Window" based on the true life story of John Jerome, and putting finishing details on a playwriting book, both to be completed in the fall of 2005. She is a contributing writer to "The Soul of the American Actor" and a member of the Dramatists Guild.