The evening features a dynamic series of vignettes that highlight an eclectic mix of New Yorkers that are often ignored, forgotten, and marginalized. Fast Food Voices showcases a diverse, multi-generational cast that includes emerging talent and Broadway veterans.
Produced by American Renaissance Theater Company
The cast features Nick Garr, Frank Hankey, Will Lipmann, Anne, Bernard Rachelle, Caryn Osofsky, Nancy Redman, and Suzanne Toren.
NEW YORK CITY -- After the recent sold out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Katie Kopajtic’s honest, hilarious and heartbreaking comedy “Confessions of a Personal Trainer” returns for an encore performance to Ryan’s Daughter for the Unofficial Upper East Side Ed Fest.
What people are saying...
“One of a kind!” “This whole show feels like catching up with an old friend.” - BroadwayBaby
“Raw!” “There is something endearing about this show. There is raw emotion, and it promisingly demonstrated that relationships are precious.” - Voice Mag UK
“Hilarious!” “Confessions of a Personal Trainer funnels the upbeat energy you'd expect from a personal trainer into a hilarious look into the world of luxury fitness. The result is a heartwarming, slightly manic, and distinctly NYC love story. Katie makes me want to work out more… almost.” - Adam J. Kurtz, Artist + Author, One Page at a Time
Sharp! "Confessions of a Personal Trainer offers funny, sharp insights about the vulnerabilities of a woman whose job is to act invulnerable. - Joe Berkowitz, author + critic, Away With Words
Originally conceived and created in Orlando in 2001 by New York transplant Christian Kelty, Joe’s NYC Bar offers a safe space for the public to interact with a diverse cast of colorful and opinionated barflies about issues close to their hearts. But it’s not just about the actors. At Joe’s, audience members will interact with diverse characters from a wired ad executive to a neurotic pharma rep to an introverted art therapist. Embedded into the experience are meticulously researched characters, each with their individual narratives explored at every performance, plus a different world-class live musical act every night.
“It’s a tricky balance to ensure that no one in the audience feels alienated,” states Kelty. “We try and make sure that no matter what your point of view, there is a character who agrees with you. We've had some amazing moments between audience members who come from different points of view, being able to be heard and to listen. That's kind of everything. We should definitely all be listening more."
Featuring NYC performing artists Frank Cardillo, Walter Michael DeForest, Kelly Kinsella, Peter Michael Marino, Julia Register, David Rosenberg and Adam Sullivan.
WHAT: Joe’s NYC Bar
WHEN: 8:00 p.m. January 6-13 (dark Jan. 10) & 3:00 p.m. January 8, 14 & 15
WHERE: Ryan’s Daughter, 350 E 85th St (off 1st Ave), New York, NY 10028
HOW MUCH: $20 advance. $25 door.
About the Company: Civil Disobedience Productions & PM2 Entertainment
Civil Disobedience is all about art. We love managing great shows and helping talented performers reach new audiences. In addition to producing theatre, stand up, cabaret and performance art, we stage awesome events with a creative twist.