Diary: A One Act Play

Manhattan Repertory Theater, in association with Casa de Beverley, presents:

Diary: A One Act Play

By Dann Berg

March 18, 19, 20, and 21st, 9pm

A couple returns home to find that their babysitter is having difficulties remembering exactly what it is that she should be doing.

Directed by Katharine Pettit
Featuring: Joshua Dobkins, Jade Genga, and Christine Schisano
Stage Managed by Katie Hahn née Santos


Tickets are $20. Email mrtreserve@gmail.com with the number of tickets you would like to reserve, the date (March 18, 19, 20, or 21st) and the time (9pm). You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. Audience members must pay at the door.


Manhattan Repertory Theater
303 West 42nd Street #3
New York, NY 10036


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Cast and Crew

Josh Dobkins (John Smith), a BFA Acting/Directing graduate of Rockford University, hails from Illinois.  Prior to moving to New York City in September, Josh worked at various regional companies throughout the Midwest.  Some of his favorite past credits include: Book of Days (James), No No Nanette (Tom), Columbinus (AP), The Boys Next Door (Barry), Oklahoma (Will) and You Can’t Take it With You (Tony). Josh was last seen in NYC performing with the Rising Sun Performance Company in an original piece titled The Lips of Innocence.

Jade Genga (Kristen) is a graduate of The University of Mississippi, having recently completed her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and her B.A. in Psychology. She most recently performed in My Fair Lady with Ocean State Theatre Company and in Connections: The Musical under the direction of Douglas Hall. Her previous university theatre credits include The Laramie Project, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rent, The Crucible, Marisol, Avenue Q, Urinetown, and Spring Awakening. She has also worked as a dancer for Hasbro Toys and Hinge Dance Company.

Christine Schisano (Patty Smith) is an actor, writer, and puppeteer in NYC. Some favorite New York credits: Dear Tina: I’m Wearing a Wig (Writer and performer; Kraine Theatre), Barber from Outer Space as Milton (Planet Connections Festival), Freud Play as Old Emma and others (Magic Time at the Judson), Le Bijou Lady at the La MaMa Puppet Slam! (puppeteer), Lady of Larkspur Lotion as Mrs. Hardwick-Moore, Parallel Exit’s I (Heart) Bob; Shakespeare 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.

Katharine Pettit (Director) served as Susan Stroman’s SDC (Stage Directors&Choreographers) Observer on BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Broadway. Recent Works include: PUMPED! (Dir.) TRU musical voices reading series, Jay Alan Zimmerman’s ROBOTICUS (Dir./Choreo.) as part of the Chashama Initiative & NY Theater Barn D Lounge Concert Series, Bob Ost’s ANGEL IN MY HEART (Dir.) Fresh Fruit Festival 2014 Best New Musical & The York Theater Developmental Reading Series, I COULD NEVER LOVE ANYONE… conceived and choreographed by Katharine, this dance theater piece explores the struggles of addiction, presented as part of Emerging Artist Theater New Work Series, produced by Patrick Blake (Rhymes Over Beats). She is on Faculty at Peridance Capezio Center and The Studio. katharinepettit.weebly.com

Katie Hahn nèe Santos (Stage Manager) is an educator, producer, and stage manager in New York and California. As co-founder of Casa de Beverley in Brooklyn, she hosts One Acts and Snacks, an arts incubator with a focus on local new works. New York credits include ASM for the premier production of I Hope They Serve Beer on Broadway directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson of Gorilla Repertory Theater, The Gallery Player’s Pajama Game and Stage Manager for The New York Fringe Festival’s Carroll Gardens AborningDiary: A One Act Play began it’s journey to MRT with a reading at a One Acts and Snacks event: big thanks to Orin and Dann for going on this new adventure! Go team!

Dann Berg (Playwright) is proud to present Diary: A One Act Play, his first staged production. A former freelance journalist, his writing has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, The Verge, Mashable, Laptop Magazine, and Tom’s Guide. Dann attended Hofstra University, studying Creative Writing with a concentration in Playwriting. He lives in Brooklyn and works on the engineering team of an ad-tech startup. dannberg.me