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Mergatroyd Productions presentes THE SLASH, part of the MidWinter Madness Festival @Payan Theatre, Roy Arias Studios, 300 West 43rd Street 5th Fl. NYC

Wednesday Feb 16 @6:15 || Friday Feb 18 @9M || Sunday Feb 20 @2:30PM

What is a "slash" story? Slash is fan fiction, describing gay pairings between media characters... The name arises from the use of the slash character in phrases such as "Kirk/Spock" to describe the stories... the majority of slash authors and slash fans are heterosexual women. more about slash fiction.

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Captain Clark vs. Mr. Quirk

Sharon vs. Bernadette

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Amanda Thickpenny (Sharon) recently relocated from Washington, DC, where she performed at The Shakespeare Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth, Folger Theatre, among many others. She holds a BA in theatre from American University, and has also studied with the British American Dramatic Academy in the UK and Friches Theatre Urbain in France. amandathickpenny.com

Carolyn Paine (Bernadette) 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 (Captain Clark/Steve) began acting in 1997 in a production of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House and hasn't looked back. He is a member of both the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Look for Mike onstage, onscreen, blaring from the radio, or just hanging around the neighborhood. mikedurell.com.

Abe Lebovic (Mr. Quirk/Derek) began his acting career on the NY improv scene, where he was in an ensemble for some time. He soon realized he also wanted to perform in more serious and dramatic roles, especially after the very first film (Goyta) he acted in was screened at Cannes. Some of his favorite roles in the theatre were Lucky in Waiting for Godot and Jonathan Harker in Dracula. Abe's reel.

N. G. McClernan (Author/Director) lives in New York City. Her plays include Julia & Buddy, Jane Eyre, Huck Finn and a slew of one-acts. She runs a writers group NYCPlaywrights.

Katie Kavett (Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager in NYC. She is currently the Resident Stage Manager at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and has worked with Sinking Ship, TACT, Second Fig, Milk Can, NYMF, Examined Man, Frigid Festival, Second Best Bed, and Longstocking, as well as other assorted NYC events and regional theaters around the northeast. katiekavett.com