WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? Plays New York's Gene Frankel Theatre, 7/5-12
Meet Daphne and Carl. Join them on a three part, interactive and immersive experience to find yourself, or maybe just themselves. Topics to be covered: questionnaires, mothers, being gay, getting dumped, getting nachos, having a dream, a terrible day job, and a best friend. The two young playwrights compare and analyze their choices thus far, attempting to answer life's most important questions before one of them has an emotional breakdown.
You may laugh, you may cry, you may drink.
WHO ARE YOU? WHO ARE WE? WHAT IS THIS? previews on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th at 8 PM. Opening night is set for Thursday, July 10th at 8 PM, with additional performances on Friday, July 11th at 8 PM and Saturday, July 12th at 4 and 8:30 PM. Tickets ($12.00 online/$15.00 at the door) can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/735741. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain, and the experience includes a cash bar with choice drink specials at each performance.
The show also features associate direction by Kaitlyn Samuel, sets and costumes by Julia Bilbao, lighting by Rob Lilly, ticketing/FOH coordination by Daniel Buono, press and publicity by Chris Tyler, and graphics by Nicole Boettcher.
DAPHNE GARDNER (Creator/Performer) is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Actor from Baltimore currently living in Brooklyn. Her work focuses on the young female experience in America: loneliness, complicated friendships, and hunting down the guy that shot your friend in the leg. She is in post-production on her first feature, Get Lost, which she co-wrote, directed, and starred in. Additionally she directed two episodes of the NYC-based web series SNAFU, and is currently in pre-production for a documentary about the musician Nathan Reich. She has worked at Oscilloscope Laboratories, the Tribeca Film Festival and is currently an editor at Comedy Central.
CARL HOLDER (Creator/Performer) is an Actor, Writer and the Producing Director of Glass Bandits Theater Company. Most recently he appeared in Glass Bandit's feeling. at The New Ohio and Tenement Street Workshop's Rough Approximations at Incubator Arts Project. Other credits include David Muse's all male Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre DC), Speech and Debate (Hartford Theaterworks), and Batboy: the musical (Hippodrome State Theatre). He has a few pieces in various developmental stages inspired by fortune cookies, Typhoid Mary, and a career of restaurant work.
JIM FAGAN (Director) is a NYC based TV and Theater writer/director. He is co-president of The New York Picture Company (www.newyorkpicturecompany.com) with whom he writes, directs, edits, and stars in The NYPC Sketch Show. He is also a TV writer on AMC network's Story Notes. On stage, Jim recently directed the Hemophilia Association of New York's benefit reading of Love/Sick, a new play by John Cariani. He also assistant directed for Lonny Price on Sweeney Todd (starring Emma Thompson) at the NY Philharmonic, and directed Audience Participation, winner of Best Production at the Manhattan Rep One Act Competition. Recent camera directing credits include a livestream for Lincoln Center Presents American Songbook on watch.lincolncenter.org. Jim's play Love Always is published with Playscripts and has been performed throughout the country. Jim is a UCB trained improv actor and performed in the main cast of Improv Boston's "Face Off" before getting his masters in directing at the Actors Studio Drama School. He is a proud Boston College alumni, WGA member and SDC associate member. Jim lives with his beautiful wife, Carolyn, in Queens. www.jim-fagan.com
KAITLYN SAMUEL (Associate Director) is an LA native now New York City based director. She is co-Artistic Director of Outside Inside, and received her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School where she directed Top Girls as her thesis project. She has worked with the Gangbusters Theatre in Los Angeles and the Thirteenth Street Repertory in NYC. FringeNYC credits includes For a Good Time, Call Kathy Blanchard (2013), BALDY (2012), Night of the Auk (2012), Chagrin (2011), Julius Caesar (2010), and Woyzeck (2009). She recently directed Slow by Wynn Van Dusen for Red Shirt Entertainment's rooftop reading series, BALDY at Theatre Row and at CRS (the Center for Remembering and Sharing) in Union Square, and Give it Away, by Melissa Sinaly in the Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Winter One Act Festival. Adventure! www.kaitlynsamuel.com
JULIA BILBAO (Scenic/Costume Designer) is a Brooklyn-based designer and actor. She received her B.S. in Theater from Skidmore College, where she served as scenic designer for the Black Box's production of Sarah Ruhl's Orlando. She worked as the production designer for two shorts: "Lyle" by Mark Crowell and "The Council" by Jennifer Sciarra. She is also a freelance scenic artist for scenic fabrication company, Hewn Bros. This marks her NYC debut as a theatrical designer. www.juliabilbao.com
ROBERT LILLY (Lighting Designer). With Glass Bandits: Get Gone, Wolves in Abasement, The Boogyman Thumbs A-1-A, In Memoriam. Elsewhere with elsewho: The Junket at the Lynn Regrave, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at WOW Cafe, Outwardly Fabulous at the Crossroads in New Brunswick, Reconstruction at the (now deceased) Ohio Theater, Stuck at Theater Row, and a weird one-off Little Mermaid in McCarren Park.
DANIEL BUONO (Ticketing/FOH Coordination) is from the smallest state in the US. He graduated from Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 with a B.F.A in Film. He has worked on numerous student sets in varied positions including Director, Producer, Actor, and Assistant Director. His passion is to write screenplays and maybe act here and there. He is currently a Programming Director at One on One NYC, a networking studio for actors.
CHRIS TYLER (Press & Publicity) is a Brooklyn-based performing artist and promoter. A graduate of Brown University and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, he (among other things) hosts and curates TRL >>> Total Rejects Live! - an improvised queercore cabaret - on the third Wednesday of every month at Williamsburg's This 'N' That. In January of 2014, TRL enjoyed a one-night (and completely sold-out) showcase at the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival Lounge. @NOTCHRISTYLER www.GoDCX.com