NAKED IN A FISHBOWL Returns to the SoHo Playhouse, Opens 6/7

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NAKED IN A FISHBOWL Returns to the SoHo Playhouse, Opens 6/7

Dragonchase Productions is happy to present Season 4 of Naked in a Fishbowl for a 10-week run at the SoHo Playhouse. Opening Night is Monday, June 7th at 7:00 pm.

Three years ago, the cast of Naked in a Fishbowl wowed New York audiences with their improvised sitcom live on stage in the 2007 NY International Fringe Festival. Katharine Heller, Brenna Palughi, Lynne Rosenberg, and Lauren Seikaly were presented with the Outstanding Ensemble Award and were hailed as the "brightest lights of the festival."

This breakthrough show is the first web sitcom to be filmed in front of a live audience, blurring the lines between theater, TV, and webisodes. Its previous seasons have been downloaded from all over the world on iTunes and this season the ladies will be featured on Blip TV and Amazon.com.

This exciting, improvised play is a unique, theatrical event that eavesdrops on the lives of four women in New York City. Audiences watch a new story unfold every night as the actresses begin with a new location and scenario and then fully improvise the evening's performance. The lives of Bonnie, Jean, Sara, and Sophie are completely exposed in original performances full of raw humor, startling honesty, and infectious comedy.

Directed by Hugh Sinclair, the show stars Katharine Heller, Brenna Palughi, Lynne Rosenberg and Lauren Seikaly. D'Arcy Erokan, Daliya Karnofsky and Molly Knefel have joined the cast and will be featured during the run.

Naked in a Fishbowl was originally presented under the title What Women Talk About and played at the Kraine Theatre for two successful seasons.

NAKED IN A FISHBOWL
Every Monday night at 7:00pm from June 7th to August 9th
www.nakedinafishbowl.com
The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., btw 6th Ave. and Varick
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased through www.sohoplayhouse.com or call (212) 691-1555
Running Time: 1 Hour
Subway C, E to Spring St. or 1 to Houston St.

CREATIVE TEAM of NAKED IN A FISHBOWL

Katharine Heller (Sara) is thrilled to be returning with the ladies to Fishbowl! A New York native, Katharine began her acting career in Minnesota at Macalester College where she co-founded the school's improv troupe, Fresh Concepts. In NY, she has performed in improv shows at the PIT, UCB and Gotham City Improv. Film and TV credits include "Stankervision" (MTV), "What Men Talk About" (Webjammer Productions), The Thorny Rose (Cherry Lane Films). She originated and performed the role of Sara in the 2007 New York Fringe Festival production of Naked in a Fishbowl (Fringe Award: Outstanding Ensemble). She had the pleasure yet again of performing at the Fringe Festival in 2008 in a play she wrote, The Boy in the Basement (Fringe Award: Outstanding Direction). You can also hear her voice on various ads for Bliss Spa, Westin, and Starwood Hotels. Katharine is the co-founder and writer for the comedy troupe, Happy Cousin, whose political humor videos have been featured on CNN and Funny Or Die. She recently had the pleasure of singing on electronica-pop band Phenotract's latest album, "Shifting" (now available on iTunes and CDBaby). She is also thrilled to premiere her first one woman show, My Dad's Crazier Than Your Dad, at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival this August. Katharine lives in Brooklyn with her dog and likes to work a day job in her spare time. She is a proud member of SAG and AEA. www.katharineheller.com

Brenna Palughi (Sophie) is a founding member of NIAFB and also of its predecessor, What Women Talk About. Recent roles include the title role in Phedre (Ted Hughes trans.), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Olga in Three Sisters, Queen Elizabeth in Orlando, Celia/ Phebe in As You Like It, and is proud to have originated roles in the new plays, 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan by Kim Rosenstock, Babs the Dodo by Michael Mitnick and Flowers by Jose Rivera, all at Yale School of Drama. She has performed in various pieces with Fay Simpson's theatre company, Lucid Impact, at HERE and the Vineyard Theater. Other credits include Natasha in Rough Crossing, Lulu in Cabaret (Venus Rising Co., CA), and Sarah in The Lover (Barnstormers, NH). Her film credits include the independent features Goodnight Sweetheart and What Men Talk About as well as a constantly growing body of work with the narrative video artist, Sarah Lasley. Brenna has conceived and is directing/choreographing the new play Muse: Scott and Zelda, performing at the Yale Summer Cabaret July 29-August 14, 2010. BFA, Acting, Marymount Manhattan College; MFA, Acting, Yale School of Drama.

Lynne Rosenberg (Jean), originally from the Boston area, Lynne holds a BA in Theater from Vassar College and is a New York-based writer and performer. Regional Theater: Woman in Idols of the King, Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA. New York Theater: Clarissa in The Boy in the Basement, FringeNYC 2008; Jean in Naked in a Fishbowl, FringeNYC 2007; The Lady in Prelude to the First Day, Teatro IATI; Wing/Ding in Mesaya, Ensemble Studio Theater. She has been seen performing throughout New York City as an improviser, can be heard on radio commercials for The Oxygen Network's "Janice Dickenson Show" and "The Shannon Doherty Show," and is currently developing her original one-woman-show, AAsana. Lynne is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild. www.lynnerosenberg.com

Lauren Seikaly (Bonnie) grew up in Arlington, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Theatre. Acting credits include improvising with Dave Chappelle in Chappelle's Show, independent films with Ally Sheedy and Alicia Goranson, and the female lead in the 2005 thriller Disorder. She produced and starred in the long-form improvisational show What Women Talk About, which was named a Top 10 Off-Broadway Play in 2005 by NYU's Washington Square News. Other memorable theatre work includes God of Vengeance (dir. Carolyn Cantor), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (dir. Phil Soltanoff), The Time of Your Life (dir. Steve Cosson) and The Blue Demon (dir. Darko Tresnjak) and, of course, What Women Talk About. Her most recent and proudest productions are those of her two young devils... er...daughters.

D'Arcy Erokan (Lucy) has been in many shows at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, most recently How Rude! Tim and D'Arcy Find the 90's, written by Caitlin Tegart. She can also be seen as a performer with UCB house teams: Stone Cold Fox (sketch), and Badman (improv). D'Arcy hosts a weekly comedy show at the Brooklyn Lyceum called Gentrify Brooklyn with the group Madcar. And she holds a BFA in Theater from Southern Oregon University in Ashland. You can check out D'Arcy in the web series "Three Percent Enemies" and "Rhonda Casting" at omgoose.com.

Daliya Karnofsky (Chlöe) is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and is an actress, writer, director, and solo performer. She received her BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch, studying performance art, experimental theatre, and Shakespeare. She then toured the country with Chamber Theatre Productions which was followed by a brief stint as a domestic with a baking business. Realizing she preferred to be on stage, Daliya returned with the creation of her performance piece My Peace for Birthright Israel's "Monologues". Since the inception of "Monologues", Daliya has toured the country and the world as a solo performer, performing in NYC, Miami, Jerusalem and more. Daliya has performed with such NYC companies as Red Bull Theater, Les Freres Corbusier, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, longest lunch theatre co., and Manhattan Children's Theatre. She has worked as a writer, contributor, and actress for Storahtelling, Inc., Examined Man Theatre, and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble, of which she is a founding member and member of the board. Some of Daliya's favorite roles include Dionyza (Pericles), Mariah (Twelfth Night), Mouse (Goodnight, Moon: The Musical), and Herself (Monologues). She currently attends the New School for Drama as a candidate for her MFA in acting and is developing her interactive cooking show, "And She Bakes," to be produced this fall. It is not humanly possible for Daliya to be more excited about joining the cast of Naked in a Fishbowl. www.daliyakarnofsky.com

Molly Knefel (Alice) is a stand-up comic, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. She produces a live show and web series with her brother called "John and Molly Get Along," which can be found on YouTube. Her web series has been featured on The Apiary and Punchline Magazine. She has performed at the Tank Theater, the PIT, Upright Citizens Brigade, Under Saint Mark's, and she performs regularly at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. Her writing has been featured on Jezebel and Feministing.

Hugh Sinclair (Director) Hugh has directed theatre (Travels With My Aunt), film (What Men Talk About), and improv shows (Shake It Up, The Natural Coffeehouse Radio Hour, What Women Talk About), as well as corporate and institutional events, webisodes, and industrial videos. Recent acting credits include Sexual Healing (by Jonathan Leaf), Ghost Light (by Desi Moreno-Penson at 59E59), Chuck Chuck Chuck (Immediate Medium), Southern Promises (by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Jose Zayas at PS 122), Woodhull (NYC Fringe Festival), The Wasps (by Ken Urban), Orestes 2.0 (HERE Arts Center), Strom Thurmond in Strom Thurmond Is Not A Racist (directed by Jose Zayas), Fast Blood (by Judy Tate), Merton Of The Movies (Atlantic Theatre). Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Epiphany), The Foreigner (Pennsylvania Stage), The Elephant Man, Amadeus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of The Shrew, and Macbeth (Tennessee Repertory Theatre). Film: Ernest Goes To Camp, Running Mates, and Tree. He has been a professor at Marymount Manhattan College, a guest lecturer at Columbia University, and a teaching artist with Arts Genesis, Arts For All, The 52nd Street Project, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center (MAX Project,) Freestyle Repertory Theatre, and The I Have A Dream Foundation.

Wayne Parillo (Co-Creator) recently directed, and produced the documentary The Jets Curse, which is in post-production. His co-creator/co-director credits include What Women Talk About and The Break. Film: What Men Talk About (While Women Make Them Wait) He also created the hit stage shows: Sexy, Sane & Single; and One Night Stands & Bad-Breakups. Writing/Directing: Multiple Orgasms. Directing theater: Fathers and Sons. Music Video: With You. Film: Random Side Effects, and What Men Talk About. Directing webisodes: "The Adventures of Holly M." His web-series "I'm Sorry Melissa" was part of the New York Television Pilot festival in the reality category and can be seen on Sprint Phones and selected hotel rooms.

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