Casa de Beverley presents
One Acts and Snacks
September 2015 – April 2016
Casa de Beverley Presents
One Acts and Snacks
Season Two Lineup:
September 19, 2015: December 12, 2015:
Awkward by Natalie Osborne Holiday Party!
Handsome by Steven Fogelman
Hot or Not by Jack Feldstein January 16, 2016:
Upstairs by Erin Lane
October 17, 2015: Dolphins and Sharks by James Anthony Tyler
Boobies by Mystie Galloway
February 20, 2016:
November 21, 2015: Dave by Chase Yenser
Men and Parts by John Morogiello Other Cat by Paul Hood
Princesses of the Bar Table by Sana Keith
March 19, 2016:
Upstaged by Lisa DeAngelis and Michael Naylor
Casting Cordelia by Katherine Long
April 16, 2016:
Season Two Celebration and Artist Collaboration: 4-6 Brand New Short Plays Created in ONE DAY!
Casa De Beverley is a community and art space located in the heart of Ditmas Park in Brooklyn, New York. Our purpose is to build and nurture a community that values creativity and lifelong learning. We do this through a variety of events. We exist because everyone deserves a place where they belong and can thrive. Visit us on the web at: www.casadebeverley.com
One Acts and Snacks is a monthly gathering to hear and discuss new plays from up-and-coming playwrights. Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oneactsandsnacks
Katie Hahn née Santos
Co-Founder and Production Manager
Katie is an educator, producer, and stage manager in New York and California. New York credits include ASM for the premier production of “Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer on Broadway” and SM for The New York Fringe Festival. Her day job as a substitute teacher helps her stay connected to theater cuz it’s kinda like real-world improve on steroids. Find her on facebook /katieonfb
Co-Founder and House Manager
Orin is a writer, speaker and coach on building relationships beyond expectations. He works with C level executives and independent entrepreneurs to increase productivity and find enjoyment in their role. He has also worked with couples, parents and individuals. Friends and family adore his home cooking and he loves using it to bring people together. Find him on orinhahn.com
Co-Founder and IT Manager
Dann is a playwright, whose play Diary: A One Act Play helped launch the very first One Acts and Snacks event, and went on to be produced at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. A former tech journalist, his writing has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, The Verge, LAPTOP Magazine, Mashable, and Gizmodo. Find him at dannberg.me
Season Two Playwrights
Natalie Osborne (Awkward) Natalie is a writer, theatre-maker, and activist. She is an alumna of Bennington College, where she studied drama and anthropology. She’s worked with La MaMa in NYC, The Athena Project in Denver Colorado, and the Kattaikkuttu Sangam in Punjarasantankal, India. She’s had play readings at the Classic Theatre of Harlem and articles on theatre published by HowlRound. Her play My Monster and Me was produced by Theatre@ First in Boston. She’s very excited to be a part of One Acts and Snacks’ second season!
Steven Fogelman (Handsome) Steven is a playwright, actor, photographer, designer, and chef whose full-length play ‘tran-si-tions’ was accepted into the 2016 NYC Fringe Festival. Come see him next month as Don Pedro in Frog & Peach Theatre Company’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’
Jack Feldstein (Hot or Not) From Sydney, Australia and now settled in NYC, Jack is a playwright and filmmaker. His prize winning neon animation films have screened worldwide and in NYC at Lincoln Center. And his plays have been performed in Australia and New York. You can find out much more information about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Feldstein
Mystie Galloway (Boobies) Mystie is a Playwright and Actress from Los Angeles CA. She has been developing original theater productions in Los Angeles and New York since 2007. Her work includes ‘Silent Echos,’ ‘Brutal Lottery,’ and ‘A call for love’. Acting credits include A Fool For Love, Rabbit Hole, For Colored Girls, and the Vagina Monologues. She has also had several poetry pieces published in various books and recently finished her first children’s book about color mixing. She is a socially conscious writer and enjoys creating literary pieces relevant to today’s prevalent issues, in an attempt to create dialog on a theatrical platform for change.
John Morogiello (Man and Parts) John is a Playwright in Residence at the Maryland State Arts Council. Plays: Engaging Shaw and Blame It On Beckett have been published by Samuel French. Others include: Play Date, Stonewall’s Bust, Irish Authors Held Hostage, and Gianni Schicchi. Awards include: 2015 Dayton Playhouse Futurefest, 2015 Julie Harris Award, 2015 Boomerang Fund for Artists Grant.
Sana Keith (Princesses of the Bar Table) Sana studied at the Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Performed at the Snapple Theater, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, and other venues local to the city he is proud to call home. This is his first written piece. He is thrilled to be a part of Casa de Beverley’s second season.
James Anthony Tyler (Dolphins and Sharks) James has a MFA in Film from Howard University and a MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. He’s a proud member of Harlem’s Emerging Black Playwrights Group, a 2014-2015 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2015-2016 Many Voices Fellow and currently a Juilliard Playwriting Fellow.
Erin Lane (Upstairs) is a playwright, improviser, comedian, and solo artist. Her play Hoist was the first runner-up in the 2015 Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest, and was featured in the 2015 Great Plains Theatre Conference, Rose of Athens Playwrighting Festival 2015, Trellis Reading Series and is receiving it’s world premiere in Chicago this October. Her show Jersey Shore: The Musical was named one of the top 10 shows in 2011 by Time Out Magazine Chicago. She is currently an M.F.A. Playwrighting Candidate at Hollins University and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Chase Yenser (Dave) Chase is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. His work has been featured at The Blank Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company, Piney Fork Theatre Press, Catchy Name Theatre Company, as well as Young Playwrights Inc. Chase was recently named a finalist for IATI Theatre’s Cimientos, 2015.
Paul Hood (Other Cat) Paul’s plays received performances at Gamut Theatre, Oyster Mill Playhouse, Open Stage of Harrisburg and Hershey Area Playhouse. A graduate of CASA (formerly Harrisburg Arts Magnet School). Hood studied creative writing at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. He lives and works in Harrisburg, PA.
Lisa DeAngelis (Upstaged) Lisa thinks actors are incredibly brave because they put themselves out there and can’t hide behind laptops in pajamas as writers can. Other plays include THE INCONVENIENCE OF DEATH AND FRIENDSHIP, THE TITANIC TRIVIA GAME, LESLIE INTERVIEWS JOE FOR CLASS PROJECT, novel ANGELS UNAWARES.
Michael Naylor (Upstaged) Toiling away at PR and web design by day, Michael worked as Director of PR for the Bucks County Playhouse for two decades. With co-writer Lisa DeAngelis, a TV pilot version of Upstaged was honored in the 2010 “Shoot in Philadelphia” film festival. www.michaelgnaylor.com
Katharine Long (Casting Cordelia) Kate’s a playwright member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre where several of her one-acts have been produced. Her work has been published by Samuel French, Broadway Play Publishing and included in Applause Book’s Best Short Plays. CASTING CORDELIA, can be found in the 2015 edition of THE WESTCHESTER REVIEW.
Our Season Two Performing Artists
Kendra Augustin (Alumni – Puddle by Isaac Himmelman, February 2015) Kendra is an actress and writer who has studied at Nova Southeastern University and Stella Adler. She is part of the 365 Women A Year playwriting project and co-founder of Leela NYC Theatre Festival.
Lance M. Barrett is a young man just trying to figure out the craft, do what he loves most and trying his best to keep his sanity at the same damn time. Is that too much?
Brittany Bethea helps over 100 pharmaceutical reps sell drugs — but at heart, she’s a performer. With 20 years of training as a Mezzo-Soprano, she looks forward to leaving her drug dealing days behind and taking the stage with Audra MacDonald.
Ellen Bryan is a proud New Yorker and her favorite snack is cheese. When she’s not snacking, Ellen enjoys taking photographs, playing her violin, watching videos of puppies falling asleep, and of course, performing. Favorite roles include Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, and David Boies in 8, the Play. Ellen holds a BFA in acting from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Thanks for being our audience! www.ellen-bryan.com
Emily Cordes (Alumni – Diary: A One Act Play by Dann Berg, January 2015.) Emily is an NYC-based actress. She made her One Acts & Snacks debut in the original reading of “Diary” by Dann Berg. Recent roles include the Courtesan in “Dances of Life and Death,” Mater Coeli in “Eleusis: Saturn,” and Lea in “Look Alive, Starshine.
Caleb Estes holds a BFA in playwriting from the University of Houston, where he began his graduate work, under the guidance of professors Edward Albee and Mark Medoff. Caleb’s Houston directing credits include Julius Caesar, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and Fool for Love.
Ruth Freeman (Alumni – Watch by Gemma Cooper-Novack, April 2015) has lived and worked as an educator in London, Vienna and New York. She has worked with children in international schools and in a homeless shelter from ages 0 thru 16 as well as adults. Her father cultivated the love of theatre and she has been hooked ever since!
Daniel Kinch is a writer, performer and radio producer. His one-man play, HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB (written for Occupy Wall Street) has become a YouTube favorite. www.brooklynculturejam.com |
Steven Lerner is thrilled to be making his debut with One Acts and Snacks. His past performances include Play It Again, Sam (Allan Felix), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Stanley), Harvey (Elwood P Dowd) and Romantic Comedy (Leo Janowitz).
Aaron Lisman was active in the Chicago and NYC theater scenes back in the aughts and uses his two small children as his excuse for a long hiatus. He also plays bluegrass music (if you do too, chat him up).
Lynda Mauze is an Actress, Entrepreneur, Brand Specialist, and Motivator. For as far back as she can remember being a little girl in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Lynda’s vision is of standing center stage with a bright light shining on her. In 2014, the vision compelled her to leave corporate America after 12 yrs. to pursue her passion of being a working actress. She is currently enrolled in acting classes at Susan Batson Studio. Lynda is an artist and explores and discovers freely. She took a risk to go for her dreams and to ultimately fly.
Manu Menon is originally from the often-underappreciated Garden State. He has been in numerous stage and film productions as well as commercials. In the past, Manu has studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and UCB. Manu is currently studying at Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab.
Christine Schisano (Alumni – Diary; A One Act Play, by Dann Berg, March 2015) Christine is an actor, writer, and puppeteer in NYC. Some favorite New York credits: The Howdy Do Show at the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference, Dear Tina: I’m Wearing a Wig (Writer and performer; Kraine Theatre), Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Completely True Tales of Boris Pecovsky at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab, and proudly participated in the Guinness World Record Longest Variety Show this January. www.christineschisano.com
Matt Silver has been directing, playwriting and acting for the past 10 years. He is a graduate from SCSU in Fine Arts and has attended Circle In The Square Theatre. Some of his acting credits include Othello (Iago), Genre(Jason), Cannibal: The Musical (Prosecutor Mills), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius). His directing credits include Bachelor’s Holiday, Psychopathia Sexualas, The Zoo Story, The Lemonade Stand and Joe McDonald’s The Hunters. “I want to give my special shout outs to Casa De Beverley who I’m honored to work with, the cast and crew and creative team of tonight’s show. Break Legs and Kick Ass!”
Kristine Stringer (Alumni – Watch by Gemma Cooper Novack, April 2015) Kris performs in both NYC and NJ and recently received a 2015 NJACT Perry Award nomination for her performance as Judy Garland in Legends and Bridge. Other productions include The House of Yes (Mrs. Pascal),and August: Osage County (Barbara), Steel Magnolias (M’lynn) and God of Carnage (Veronica).
(Alumni – Puddle by Isaac Himmilman, February 2015) Simi is a Brooklyn based performance artist, actress, writer, activist, and educator. Born and raised just west of Philadelphia, Simi’s first role on stage was in kindergarten when she played an angel who turns a dying tree in to a living, thriving tree. Simi’s intentions as a performance artist are to create meaningful memories for herself and her audience through revelatory participation. She especially loves to tell stories with a message of liberation.
David A. Wallace (Alumni – Airport Insecurity by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh and Ass Backwards by Barry Ernst, May 2015) is a native talent to the streets of New York City. He worked internationally as a professional model signed, but is now transitioning deeper into his passion of acting and singing. Currently signed to BMG Models & Talent, He says, “life is full of closed doors, but I always have a locksmith on speed dial. I consider art to be life and all I am trying to do is live. When I am performing, for that moment I feel seen, understood, and accepted for my talents”.
Leslie Whitaker lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. After hearing from loved ones for years “you really should have been an actor or a lawyer with that personality,” she now joins Casa de Beverly for her first time before an audience.
Jazmin Williams (Boobies and Upstairs)is a NYC native and graduate of SUNY Fredonia’s Fine Arts Acting program. Past credits include Rose in August Wilson’s “Fences” and Diane in “The Little Dog Laughed”. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the OA&S company!
grew up in Long Island New York. She went to the high school of the performing arts in Syosset. Than continued to get her bachelors in theatre at Adelphi university and her masters at New York film academy in la. She recently performed the play Closer directed by Brenda Vaccera playing the role of Anna in Los Angeles. She is very excited to be part of this production and can’t wait for the future ahead.
(Princesses of the Bar Table)
(Dolphins and Sharks) Recent credits include: Lucy in The Inheritance (The Amoralists), Xiomara in Dolphins & Sharks (The Fire This Time Festival), Raptor in Tenant Occupied (24 Hour Plays: Nationals) and Closet in Broken Motherhood Museum (NuAFrikan Theatre). TV credits include: MASTERCLASS with Liv Ullmann (HBO). Analisa is a proud YoungArts alumni. She received her BFA in acting from Florida State University and is the founder of the street theatre collective, Raw Love. Please follow @analisavelez.
Pernell Walker (Dolphins and Sharks) Pernell Walker thanks God for allowing her to work with such passionate, profound filmmakers and theater artists. She holds a MFA in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School as well as a BA in Theater from City College. Fall of 2011 marked Ms.Walker first feature film debut as Laura In the award winning and critically acclaimed film, Pariah. In 2011 in She made her off-Broadway debut in Radha Blank’s SEED Directed by Niegel Smith. Ms.Walker is apart of the all- star cast of Lee Daniel’s latest film,The Butler. You can also watch Pernell in season 1 of The Knick , ANNIE, The Leftovers, and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Vonda for its 2nd season airing in March. www.pernellwalker.com
Brandon Hall (Dolphins and Sharks)
Janice L. Goldberg
(Director – Dolphins and Sharks
and Upstairs) directs a lot of new plays, serves as Artistic Co-Director of Artistic New Directions, and sometimes she wins awards, like The Kennedy Center Gold Medallion Award. Recently she directed I Of The Storm Off-Broadway. www.JaniceLGoldberg.com
Josh David Phillips
(Upstairs) is an actor living New York by way of Baton Rouge. He has studied improv extensively at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. His indie improv team Private Jetsons can be seen performing around the city. He is also a co-founder of the Live Read Family.
Tony Lajeune (Dave) is returning to the stage after a one year absence. He performed at the Renaissance Fair in Lancaster, PA and as a professional stand-up comedian for 9 years at venues including Gotham, Carolines and
Wise Crackers Comedy Club.
Jaques Dudre (Dave)
Nayib Felix (Other Cat) is very excited to be a part of his first play in New York
at Casa de Beverley! Nayib recently moved to New York from
Pennsylvania where he studied psychology at Penn State. His most
recent roles were Metellus Cimber in Julius Cesar and A Male’s
Perspective in The Pocketbook Monologues. He’s very thankful to
everyone at Casa de Beverley and is thrilled to be here!
Chris Grant (Other Cat)
Reesa Graham (Director – Dave and Other Cat)
Leajato A Robinson (Casting Cordelia) (Off-Broadway) “Storyville” The York Theater Co., “Philosophy for Gangsters” The Beckett Theater, “Messages” MITF.(regional) “The Old Man and The Sea” Long Wharf Theater, “Vices: A Love Story” The Caldwell Theater, “Where I Come From” Kentucky Repertory Theater. (TV) “Boardwalk Empire”, “666 Park Avenue”, “Orange is the New Black”, Person of Interest. Very happy to be a part of Casa de Beverly and “Casting Cordelia” Psalm 28:7
Susan Willerman (Director – Upstaged and Casting Cordelia)
(Upstaged) The Casa and OAS is thrilled to have Jade back a little over a year after helping to bring our very first one act up on its feet and in performance at the Manhattan Repertory Theater’s 2015 Spring One Act Competition.
See our amazing company members at their upcoming events:
ONGOING – Emily Cordes portrays Grace, a guidebook-wielding tourist, in “Ferry Play,” This Is Not a Theatre Company’s site-specific audio play set aboard the Staten Island Ferry. Ferry Play is an ongoing, self-scheduled performance; participants download the piece to their smartphone as an Apple or Android app and can listen to it at dates and times of their choosing. More info available at http://www.thisisnotatheatrecompany.com/#!ferry-play/c1jtw.
April 1 & 2, 2016 at 7:30PM – My Electric Life
by Paul Hood, directed by Brian Phillips. In this fully staged reading of new play My Electric Life we see thestory of Ari, Manny and William, whom each struggle with cyber
addiction, which causes them to ‘disconnect’
from life altogether.
Facilitated by a calm, insightful young therapist, these three urban
dwellers relay their concerns through a series of heartbreaking
monologues and revelatory scenes that reveal their inner-most demons
Dark, bitingly funny and introspective, My Electric Life is a
play that examines why people hide behind the realities of life and
live solely through electronic communication.
Tickets Now On Sale! – $15.00
Performed at Steinman Theater, Lancaster Country Day School,
725 Hamilton Road Lancaster.
Part of the TSS Sister Arts Series
at Thirteenth Street Theatre in NYC: September ’15 OAS playwright, Natalie Osborne is hosting a series of new plays by female authors about famous historical women. There’s still time to get involved before tickets go on sale! Find her on Facebook and at www.noplays.wordpress.com for more info.
at the Ithaca Fringe Festival:
Dan Kinch will be performing his play Planet Hospice. Planet Hospice is a lecture/clown performance on climate and extinction given by an evolutionary biology scientist named Dr. James Light.
More Info about the show and Dan: @ http://brooklynculturejammers.com
April 30th at Casa de Beverely:
Don’t miss our Season Two Celebration and Artistic Collaboration! Playwrights, Actors and Audience will join forces to create 4-6 Brand New One Acts Written That Day! This all-day event starts in the morning, rehearses in the afternoon and performs that evening! We have a few spaces available for additional playwrights to join us, so contact Katie@casadebeverley (Or talk to her or Dann tonight to get the deets!)
What’s up with the artists from Season One?
See all updates on our facebook page: facebook.com/oneactsandsnacks
Help Casa de Beverley grow!
You can become a part of Casa de Beverley history by being
a part of our Chairs for Casa donation drive!
A $40 donation buys one chair, which will be beautifully emblazoned with your name (or a name of your choosing). You will be forever remembered as one of the first supporters of Casa de Beverley, and will help keep people comfortable for years to come!
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Thank You to our Season Two
“Chairs for Casa” Donors:
Kristine Stringer and William Blake
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Thank You EVERYONE who has helped to make Season Two such a success, including:
Anna Biddle and Marton Toth – Community Angels
Alex Merced (at Alexmerced.com)
– Hardware Donation
Mike Fiorito and Ariel Pezold-Fiorito – Chair Support
Rachel Sousa – Chair Support
Kayleigh Hahn – Raffle Art and Design
Alexandra Kohanim – Volunteer
Jacqueline Marcellin – Volunteer