PORNOLOGUES, With Shorts by David Bar Katz, Rajiv Joseph, Jose Rivera and More, Set for Tonight in NYC

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PORNOLOGUES, With Shorts by David Bar Katz, Rajiv Joseph, Jose Rivera and More, Set for Tonight in NYC

Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Prodcutions present PORNOLOGUES- An evening of monologues benefitting the upcoming production of All's Well That Ends Happy by Sarah Shaefer. The event is set for tonight, August 4, 2014. Doors open at 6:45PM, performance begins at 7:30PM.

Featuring fifteen world premiere short monologues written by: Micheline Auger, Ian Daniel, Troy Deutsch, Xavier Galva, Nicolo Grelli, Sarah Haught, David Bar Katz, Mariah MacCarthy, Charlotte Miller, Seth Numrich, Diana Oh, Rajiv Joseph, José Rivera, Sarah Shaefer and Daniel Talbott.

Performed by Jody Christopherson, Michael Kingsbaker, Paco Lozano, Bridget McKevitt, Clark Middleton, Charlotte Miller, Marisol Miranda, Ashley Austin Morris, Lloyd Mulvey, Hye Yun Park, Susan Louise O'Connor, Will Pullen, Anna Rahn and more.

Directed by James Fauvell, Charlotte Miller, Troy Deutsch, Leta Tremblay, Christina Roussos, Jenna Worsham and more.

Come to the The Maggie Flanigan Studio, 153 West 27th Street, Suite 803 (1 or N/R or 6 Train to 28th Street, C/E or F/M to 23rd Street). Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by emailing mermaidsandproductions@gmail.com. Tickets are $10 minimum suggested donation. Everyone is invited to pay what they can to support Mermaid Sand and Breezy Productions' upcoming run. Cash only at the door. For more information and reservations, email mermaidsandproductions@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/mermaidsandproductions.

After the critical success of Mermaid Sand Productions' most recent production-of Sarah Shaefer's The Gin Baby, directed by Daniel Talbott (which garnered six NYIT nominations including best original full-length script)-Shaefer and Talbott will collaborate again on All's Well That Ends Happy. The play will be produced by Breezy Productions, Mermaid Sand Productions, and Addie Johnson-Talbott. The play, originally commissioned by Kid Brooklyn Productions, will run in Los Angeles December 5-22, 2014, and then move in August 2015 to IRT Theatre in NYC. It will feature Chris Bellant and Briana Packen, with more casting to be announced.

In All's Well That Ends Happy, a rising male porn star and an amateur porn actress find themselves in a white-hot love affair, united in their determination to rise quickly in the porn industry, only to have their careers cut short by a jealous and ruthless director. In this modern day Greek tragedy, greed and ambition spark the gasoline of gluttonous excess and fame obsession, exploding into the emptiness of our technological age where selfies, hashtags, and narcissism define success.

Sarah Shaefer (Playwright/Producer) is an actor, playwright and producer. Recent writing work includes The Gin Baby (Mermaid Sand Productions/Kid Brooklyn Productions, NYIT nom for best script), I Can't Explain It Better Than That (Rising Phoenix Rep), Mermaid (Rising Phoenix Rep/Kid Brooklyn Productions), La Ronde Project (Kid Brooklyn Productions, dir. Evan F. Caccioppoli). Upcoming Productions 2014: All's Well That Ends Happy (Mermaid Sand Productions and Breezy Productions, dir. Daniel Talbott), Untitled 10x10 Play (RPR). She is also working on a commission for piece by piece and Rising Phoenix Rep about a selkie and another commission for Moving Poets in Charlotte, North Carolina about Oscar Wilde's De Profundis. Recent acting work includes Yelling to the Sky (Berlin International Film Festival, dir. Victoria Mahoney), Bus Stop (Inge Theatre Festival, dir. Erma Duricko), Glowing Dinoflagellates (Rising Phoenix Rep/Kid Brooklyn Productions, dir. Daniel Talbott), A Quintet (Sarajevo Film Festival, dir. Mauro Mueller), Liebe Mich (dir. Denis Butkus). She is the artistic director of Mermaid Sand Productions, which was recently nominated for six NYIT awards for its co-production of The Gin Baby with Kid Brooklyn Productions. Proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Actor's Equity, and Rising Phoenix Rep. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Maggie Flanigan Studio.

Briana Packen (Actor/Producer) is an actress in New York City. She was last seen in Encounters: The La Ronde Project at IRT Theater this June. Recent fun credits include: I Hope They Serve Beer On Broadway (George Street NextStage), I Cant Explain It Better Than That (Rising Phoenix Rep) and Lysistrata: Rape Play (The Players Theatre). She is the voice of Target, American Eagle: aerie, match.com, and Christina Aguilera's Secret Potion, among others. Upcoming: Feature film A Little Crime Of Passion (Anthony Costa dir.) Winter 2015. She also specializes in devised ensemble choreography, movement for actors, and teaches little tiny babies how to swim! Briana is the founder of Breezy Productions and the co-creator of the podcast Loose Lips, set to launch this August. Training: Maggie Flanigan.

Daniel Talbott (Playwright/Director) is an actor, director, playwright, producer, literary manager of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and is the artistic director of the Lucille Lortel and NYIT Award-winning Rising Phoenix Rep. Recent directing work includes Scarcity (Rattlestick), Mike and Seth (Encore), Slipping (Rattlestick), Afghanistan Zimbabwe America Kuwait (Rattlestick/Encore), Lake Water (Neighborhood Productions), Eightythree Down (Hard Sparks), Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang), Squealer (Lesser America), and The Umbrella Plays (the teacup company/FringeNYC - Overall Excellence Award: Outstanding Play). His plays include Slipping (The Side Project, Rattlestick), Yosemite (Rattlestick), Afghanistan Zimbabwe America Kuwait (Encore/Rattlestick), What Happened When (RPR/HERE), Someone Brought Me (Quince Productions), and Mike and Seth (Quince, Encore, upcoming at The Side Project). He is a graduate of Juilliard and of Solano College Theatre's ATP, and teaches at Primary Stages/ESPA, and is a company member of {Your Name Here} and Lesser America.

Addie Johson-Talbott (Producer) most recently appeared in The Beach Plays (Rising Phoenix Rep/Kid Brooklyn), Follow by Crystal Skillman (Balancin' Productions), Three Sisters by Daniel Reitz and The Telling by Crystal Skillman (Rising Phoenix Rep), Slay the Dragon by Victor Lodato (O'Neill), and Late: A Cowboy Song by Sarah Ruhl (Clubbed Thumb). She is an artistic associate of Rising Phoenix Rep, with whom she has produced numerous plays Off-Broadway and in the Indie Theatre, most recently A Fable at The Cherry Lane and the Lucille Lortel Award-winning All the Rage by Martin Moran, as well as the ongoing Cino Nights series. Addie is an associate theater editor ofThe Brooklyn Rail.

Chris Bellant (Actor) will be seen next in the Warner Bros. thriller Into the Storm, as well as Those Who Kill, a new series on A&E. He plays the lead in The Backseat, co-starring Andre De Shields, premiering next month at Anthology. He recently wrapped production on Fairfield (with Juliet Landau) and Living with the Dead (with Selenis Leyva and Robert Clohessy). In 2014, he will star in Loserville, written by Sonny Lee (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) and directed by Chris Modoono (Drinking Buddies). On stage, he has been seen Off-Broadway in Unhealthy. Other theater credits include Annie Baker's The Aliens, Killing John Grisham, and David Lindsey-Abaire's Snow Angel.

Mermaid Sand Productions was created to support the playwright and his or her vision by giving complete artistic freedom to write whatever they want. Their most recent co-production of Sarah Shaefer's The Gin Baby, along with Kid Brooklyn Productions, was nominated for six NYIT awards, including best original full-length script.

Breezy Productions' mission is to play with abandon, create with fervor, and to live with wild wind in our hair! But always, and most importantly, to love. Every soul. Helping craft the vessel that tells the story of each one's humanity.

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