Cast - Creative - Crew
Bruce Barton - "Mellow Jesus" in Personal Jesus, "Lee" in Pooh Story, "Ted" in Happily Married and "News anchor" in The Helicopter -
Bruce has been seen recently in Gorilla Rep's Hamlet as Guildenstern; Blue Coyote Theater's Busted Jesus Comics ; and
Three Birds for NEST in Brooklyn. He also performed lately in the Century Center's production of Ibsen's When We Dead Awake, and in the 2008 production of Mergatroyd Productions' Jane Eyre.
Bruce is a member of Actors' Equity Association.
Lynsey Buckelew - "Jackie" in Fox Force Five, "Stephanie" in Stage Diving, "Regina" in The B Word and "Jamie" in Mr. Black -
Lynsey is originally from Alabama and recently moved to New York City to pursue her Master's in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She played a variety of roles in Mergatroyd Productions' November 2008 Playfest. She also enjoys musical theatre and some of her favorite roles have been Cinderella in Into the Woods and Marta in Company.
Ann Farthing - "Sharon" in Fox Force Five, "Mom" in Stage Diving, "Trixie" in Personal Jesus, "Kelly" in Happily Married and "Eye witness" in The Helicopter.
Ann is an award-winning actor, playwright, director and producer. Her plays have been produced in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Houston, and her short film WUNDERBAR! A New York City Cab Ride streams on Facebook and at www.spike.com. Recently she played a variety of roles in Mergatroyd Productions' November 2008 Playfest. She has taught scene-study, play analysis, directing, audition skills and improvisation.
Nick Fondulis -
Nick Fondulis - "Hon" in Fox Force Five, "Police Officer" in Pooh Story, "Jay" in The B Word, "Angry Jesus" in Personal Jesus "Mr. Black" in Mr. Black and "Eye Witness" in The Helicopter. Nick can also be seen as a recurring character in the upcoming NBC drama, Kings and in the improv experiences Accomplice: New York and Accomplice: The Village. Recently Nick played The Narrator/Elroy Eisner in The Boy in the Basement which ran at the SoHo Playhouse as part of FringeNYC and The Barrow Street Theatre as part of the FringeNYC Encore Series. Nick also played the title role of Huck in Mergatroyd Productions' Huck Finn at the Metropolitan Playhouse. He is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. www.nickfondulis.com.
Lori Kee - "Beth" in Fox Force Five, "Betty" in Personal Jesus, "Jan" in Stage Diving, "Gerri" in The B Word, "Hannah" in Happily Married and "Helen" in The Helicopter.
Lori recently received excellent notices for her performance in the 2008 NY Fringe production of The Disappearance of Jonah. She won Best Actress for her performance in Holy Hell (Second Annual Chester Horn Festival). Lori appears in two independent films that are on the festival circuit; Moving Mike (premiered @ Williamstown FF) and Jump Start ( winner Best Dramatic Short, Action on Film Festival, Pasadena.) She can currently be seen as the female lead, St. Birgitta, in Parables (EWTN). Lori received her MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association.
Mike Selkirk - "Buddha" in Personal Jesus, "Chris" in Pooh Story, "Juan" in The B Word, "Joe" in Mr. Black and "Bob" in The Helicopter.
Mike has worked as an actor on stage, on-camera and on-line in New York and Los Angeles for over 30 years. His more recent work includes a segment for The Onion, and starring in an NYFA film about a guy trying to hang himself. He recently played a variety of roles in Mergatroyd Productions' November 2008 Playfest.
Phoebe Summersquash - "Emily" in Fox Force Five, "Clara" in Personal Jesus "Carrie" in Stage Diving, "Sandy" in The B Word, and "Reporter" in The Helicopter.
Originally from Providence,
R.I., Phoebe has been in NY for 12 years now. She spends her time
acting (recent highlights include FILM: Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic, THEATRE: Savage in Limbo @ The Michael Weller Theatre,
Tockqueville 21 @ Here Arts Center, Jesus is Magic @ The Zipper Theatre & The Culture
Project), playing drums and singing (on many records
and live performances) and doing voice overs
(including the MTV animated series Downtown, as
well as promos and commercials). She is also the subject of Philly indy rock band Scary Monster's classic tune Do you like Phoebe Summersquash?
N. G. McClernan - author/director -
Nancy is the founder of NYCPlaywrights and she has produced and directed its script-in-hand reading fundraisers for the past three years, as well as directed and produced Mergatroyd Productions' Tam Lin, Huck Finn, Jane Eyre, and most recently the 10-min. Playfest.
Jason Styres - Stage Manager - Jason graduated from the University of Montevallo ('06) with a BFA in Acting and Directing. He is currently working as a casting intern at Telsey + Co. here in Manhattan, and plans to pursue a career in the field. Past directing and acting credits include SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (dir.), SIDE SHOW ("The Boss"), THE BALTIMORE WALTZ ("The Third Man"), THE NORMAL HEART ("Mickey"), and SYLVIA ("Tom/Phyllis/Leslie").
Aliza Einhorn - Assistant Stage Manager - Aliza is a poet and playwright, with an MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Recent work appears on-line at www.138journal.com. She is thrilled for the opportunity to work on this production.
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Fox Force Five
Is Emily New York enough to get into Fox Force Five? Maybe crazy coked-up Jackie can help, in her own way.
Mellow Jesus and Angry Jesus answer prayers - that are mutually exclusive. Only the power of a Zen koan can help them now.
Two people. One sane, one not. A bench in Central Park. A story about a Bear of Very Little Brain. A parody of a classic American play.
Stephanie's Mom has come along to a concert with her, which is bad enough, but then Mom wants to relive the Clash's 1981 London Calling tour by diving off the stage.
The B Word
Gerry and Sandy bicker about the dangers of city playgrounds and prejudice until some bad kids come by and steal their skateboards.
Mr. Black has vowed to protect all abused creatures on Earth. His girlfriend is concerned where this will lead.
Kelly has had a crush on Ted, a cartoonist, for a long time. Now she has a chance to tell him what Hannah, his wife has been up to when she was supposed to be rehearsing.
Helen and Bob are so intent on learning who will be promoted that they don't pay attention to the unfolding tragedy downtown until Helen learns her daughter is involved.