||Michael Criscuolo | Actor
Michael Criscuolo (Macbeth) is an actor, writer, and director. From 1998 to 2001, he was Co-Artistic Director of Pilot House, The Theater Company, during which time he produced and appeared in their productions of Waiting for Godot, the world premiere of An Excerpt from the Cold Spring News by Don Jordan, Twelfth Night, My Head Was a Sledgehammer, and Dark Rapture. Other New York stage credits include As You Like It, The Bald Soprano, and Down the Road. Michael's film and TV credits include Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, The Sopranos, and Third Watch. ...Continued
| Open: 03/02/05 Close: 03/19/05 - Impact Theatre
Presented in a modern-day vision, the characters of the play are depicted as members of the Scotland Mob, a fictional 21st century crime family similar to known criminal organizations of our time. The thanes and knights are still vicious, merciless killers, but use baseball bats and guns instead of swords and crossbows, and dress in two-piece suits instead of metal armor.
Although this text was originally set in a war torn pre-Renaissance Scotland, there are many comparisons between the political in-fighting, betrayal, and ambition to get ahead by any means necessary of then and now. This vision is not meant to detract from the story or the language, but rather bring to life this classic text into our reality with cultural icons.
|The Blood Brothers Present...The Master of Horror
| Open: 10/09/08 Close: 11/01/08 - Endtimes Underground @ The Gene Frankel
In "Nona," while hitchhiking on a snowy winter's night in Maine, a college dropout meets and falls in love with a girl he'd do absolutely anything for. In "Quitters, Inc.," Morrison is going to quit smoking whether he wants to or notâ€¦ but is the cure worse than the disease? And in "In the Deathroom," Fletcher, an ex-reporter from the New York Times, is being held in an interrogation room in a foreign land, with only his wits to protect him.
These are the tales that make up this year's THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENTâ€¦ series, Nosedive Productions' annual October horror show. James Comtois (COLORFUL WORLD, THE ADVENTURES OF NERVOUS-BOY), Qui Nguyen (FIGHT GIRL BATTLE WORLD) and Mac Rogers (UNIVERSAL ROBOTS, HAIL SATAN), three of New York indie theatre scene's hottest playwrights write three new stage plays based on stories by the Master of Horror, Stephen King.
In addition to these one-acts, the evening will also present vignettes based on King's "Survivor Type," "Paranoid: A Chant" and "The Last Waltz." The evening will be directed by Pete Boisvert and Patrick Shearer.
THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT...THE MASTER OF HORROR features graphic violence and is recommended for adults only.
|The Blood Brothers Present: PULP
| Open: 10/11/07 Close: 10/27/07 - 78th Street Theatre Lab
A deranged psycho killer, deaf to pleas for mercy, tries one last-ditch effort to dodge the cops through the reluctant help of one terrified hostage. Molly, a young teen looking for a quick snog in the woods, now has to cover a zombie hicky. And Brianne has to keep Marybeth from pulling the trigger for just eight more minutes, but learns that, when talking for one's life, time has a way of slowing down.
This is THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT: PULP, Nosedive Productions' follow-up to last year's Blood Brothers Present: An Evening of Grand Guignol Horror. James Comtois ("The Adventures of Nervous-Boy"), Qui Nguyen ("Men of Steel," "Living Dead in Denmark") and Mac Rogers ("Universal Robots," "Hail Satan"), New York indie theatre scene's hottest -- and let's face it, sickest -- playwrights write three original works inspired by the pulp horror comics and short stories of the 1940s and â€˜50s.
In addition to these one-acts, the evening will also present original vignettes directed by Pete Boisvert, Rebecca Comtois, Patrick Shearer and Stephanie Williams.
THE BLOOD BROTHERS PRESENT: PULP features graphic violence and strong sexual situations and is recommended for adults only.