Written/directed by N. G. McClernan

Part of the Midtown Internation Theatre Festival Short Subjects
Wednesday July 20 @8:30PM ~ Thursday July 28 @6PM ~ Saturday, July 30 @2:30PM
Jewel Box theatre, Fourth Floor, 312 West 36th St. (between 8th & 9th Aves), New York, NY.
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July 30 @2:30 PM

Mistress Ilsa makes a good living as a dominatrix, but it isn't easy - she has to deal with fussy, freaky clients; an apprentice dominatrix who wants to go to Disneyland; and worst of all, The Snake, a rival dominatrix and Mistress Ilsa's arch enemy, who will stop at nothing to destroy Mistress Ilsa's business.

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Production pix

Reverend Hartford loves to confess his sins

Mistress Ilsa knows how to deal with Wall Street Fat Cats

Mistress Anastasia knows her way around a whip

Trixie is ready for Disneyland

Phil Richmond vs. Ilsa

The Snake wants Trixie

Mistress Trixie on the job!

The Snake uses her evil powers


Alice Anne English (Mistress Ilsa) Alice Anne is excited to be part of another of N. G. McClernan's plays. Last year she made her New York stage debut in Nancy's Sodom and Gomorrah: The One Man Show. She has been an actor-member of NYCPlaywrights for more than a year and has enjoyed the process of reading new plays with NYCP and other play development groups in both New York and Washington, DC. She can be seen as Janie in The Onion News Network's 2011 Valentine's day episode (as well as in reading and monolog project videos on nycp.blogspot.com). She has studied with Terry Schreiber and (many) others. Favorite roles from her time in the Washington, DC area include Annie Wilkes in Misery and Gertrude in Hamlet.

Renee Cole (Trixie) is a singer, writer, acclaimed Lady Gaga impersonator, leap day baby, and Barbra Streisand super fan. She moved to NYC to pursue acting at eighteen years old, fresh from Maine like a bottle of Poland Spring. After training at LIU and HB Studios she appeared in off-off Broadway productions and many commercials and print ads. In 2010 she was featured on the cover of the NY Times Arts Section and founded The Leap Day Theatre Company. Renee will be performing in The New York International Fringe Festival this August in the rock opera The Power Of The Crystals. She can also be heard as the voice of "Bunni" in the Playboy.com cartoon "Bunni Power." She will not rest until she has achieved EGOT! reneecole.com

Doug Rossi (Reverend Hartford) is happy to return to MITF where he was previously nominated as Best Supporting Actor of 2008 for Daguerrotypes. He received his MFA from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival where his major roles included George in All My Sons, Kulygin in Three Sisters, and The Prosecuting Attorney in To Kill a Mockingbird. In NYC he's played major roles in more than forty films/commercials/web series and more than thirty-five plays, with his most recent role being in Duncan Pflaster's Sweeter Dreams. for which he won Best Featured Actor of The Planet Connections Fest. He will next be seen in the World Premiere of Katalina Mustatsea's The Model for St. Mark's Church Incubator Series in August, directed by renowned writer Richard Vetere.

Carolyn Paine (The Snake) received her BA in Drama from the University of Hartford, where she performed in such plays as The Philadelphia Story, Noises Off and Measure for Measure. She performed in Maria Irene Fornes' The Conduct of Life as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival among many others. She is also a professional dancer and choreographer. carolynpaine.com

Mike Durell (Phil Richmond, Mr. D, Mr. Y) has recently portrayed smarmy businessmen, tender dads, washed-up pop stars, struggling actors, combative waiters, and starship captains. He now graduates to sado-masochists and Wall Street bankers, which are pretty much the same thing. mikedurell.com.

Stefanie Wagner (Stage Manager) hails from Dayton, OH. Recently she graduated with a degree in theatre from Miami University also in Ohio and moved straight to NYC. She stage managed over 10 productions at Miami and just finished an internship with the York Theatre Company Off-Broadway.

N. G. McClernan (Author/director/producer) has written dozens of plays including Julia & Buddy, The Slash, Jane Eyre, Huck Finn and a slew of one-acts. She runs a writers group NYCPlaywrights.

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