Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project

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Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project.

The six-performance run begins on Wednesday, September 10 at the American Theatre of Actors (314 West 54th Street, New York) and run through Sunday, September 14. Tickets are on sale now at Ovation Tix.

YOU, ME AND THAT GUY features a cast, creative team and producing team made almost entirely of Syracuse University graduates.

The production will star Gracie Terzian (Sarah), Nick Pizarro* (Ian), Dario Caudana* (Chad), Angela Travino* (Sarah's Mom), Elyse Steingold (Bailey) and Louis Baglio* (James).

YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will be directed by Jenny Leon* with set and prop design by Zachary Sitrin and lighting design by Susannah Baron*.

Be sure to visit youmeandthatguy.com and aracaproject.com for more information.

*denotes Syracuse University graduate

YOU, ME AND THAT GUY is a hilarious 80 minute comedy that reflects our technology saturated society and the complicated communications that occur in our world. The play centers around Sarah, an aspiring singer and recent college graduate, who finds herself in a rut in the relationships she has with her family and friends. In order to find a solution she hires a group of community theatre actors to portray her friends and family at an open mic. The stage transforms and enters the world of Sarah's life. However, an unexpected character comes along who reveals that the problem isn't only with her friends but with herself. This uproarious comedy features live music, salsa dancing, roller derby and a whole lotta fun!

THE ARACA PROJECT is an initiative of The Araca Group (producers of Urinetown, Wicked, A View From the Bridge) to foster young entrepreneurs from Syracuse University, University of Michigan, Florida State University, Yale University and Northwestern University.

GRACIE TERZIAN (Sarah): REGIONAL: Ford's Theatre: The Widow Lincoln (upcoming), A Christmas Carol; Folger Theatre: Richard III; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Playwright's Forum: Bridging Generations (Kennedy Center); Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop: Apprentice Cabaret; Synetic Theatre: Carmen (Kennedy Center), The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker, The Blue Crow; Prince's Theatre (UK): Romeo and Juliet; Ambassador Theatre: Dyskolos; Solas Nua Theatre: This Other City; EDUCATIONAL: UVa: Tito's Revenge (Sequel to Lend Me A Tenor, directed by Ken Ludwig), Evita, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pippin, Urinetown. FILM: Step Up 2: The Streets. Gracie has a BA in Drama from UVa. She thanks Mom, Dad, Hillman, Lilia and Nikki. www.gracieterzian.com.

NICK PIZARRO (Ian) is a Syracuse University alum from Puerto Rico. He is incredibly excited, and humbled, to be making his Off-Broadway debut. He would like to thank everyone in his life for everything ever, including his heroes Mom, Pops, Naseem, Nayden, Maddex, and Spider-Man. Thanks for coming to see the show!

DARIO CAUDANA (Chad): Theatre: The Dumb Waiter, Extremities, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol and Autobahn. Film/TV includes "Frenemies" and "History Detectives." Graduate of Syracuse University Drama Department. Dario would like to thank my friends, family and teachers for their support.

ANGELA TRAVINO (Sarah's Mom) would first like to acknowledge the hilarious cast of You, Me & That Guy. She can say, without a doubt, that it has been one of the most entertaining rehearsal processes. Angela was last seen in Making Books Sing's Dear Albert Einstein as the hip school teacher "Miss D", followed by NYMF's Searching for Romeo as the sassy Nurse. Angela also had the pleasure of working with Leigh Silverman this summer on a stunning new musical called Clouds are Pillows for the Moon. Other projects include helping form a new company in her native San Francisco, Bay Area Theatre Company (BATCO) with a few lifelong friends. You can catch Angela in BATCO's upcoming holiday show at Brava Theater in San Francisco. Angela is a proud Syracuse Drama Alum. Go Orange!

ELYSE STEINGOLD (Bailey) is so grateful to be working on this amazing project after meeting Stephen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. While there she had the privilege of working with the late, great director Nicholas Martin in She Stoops to Conquer. Since then she has performed in various theaters throughout Virginia, DC, and New York, as well as with the Upright Citizens Brigade and the People's Improv Theatre. Thanks for all the support!!

LOUIS BAGLIO (James): is thrilled to be apart of this company and to be making his off-Broadway debut! Proud Syracuse Drama Grad. Love to Mom & Dad, Can, CTG, VGP, BC, and all the creatives.

JENNY LEON (Director) is thrilled to be making her Off-Bway directing debut with this incredible company! Proud Bay Area native and Syracuse University alumna. In NYC, she has directed and assisted with Lincoln Center, The York Theater Company, Bucks County Playhouse, Brooklyn Generator, Second Stage, HERE Arts Center and more. Upcoming, she'll serve as Associate Director for the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fischer Hall, broadcasted by PBS. Love and gratitude to family and friends for making this possible! www.jennyaleon.com

STEPHEN SANOW (Playwright) recently graduated from Syracuse University and making his off-Broadway debut. His play "Spit" was performed in the Philadalphia Fringe Festival by the Secret Room Theatre Co. As an actor he's performed regionally at Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Williamstown Theatre Festival and more. For more information, visit www.stephensanow.com.

ZACHARY SITRIN (Set / Properties Designer) received his BFA in set design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He works for Lionfish Design in New York, New York and has interned at JRS Architect in Princeton, New Jersey. Rutgers Theater Company credits include Lope de Vega's Acting is Believing. NY theater credits include Slaughterhouse-Five (True False Theatre Company, FringeNYC and the 2013 Fringe Encore Series) Bedspread (True False Theatre Company, Venus Theatre Festival), Accidents Waiting to Happen (Stable Cable Lab Co, IRT Theater), Anon and Unequilibrium (Exquisite Corpse Company, HERE Arts Center). His work can be seen at www.zacharysitrin.com.

SUSANNAH BARON (Lighting Designer) is a recent graduate of Syracuse University, with a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology. Recent lighting design credits include: To Chekov With Love and All Through The Night (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); SU Drama's Spring Awakening, Translations, and'Tis Pity She's a Whore; The Black Book (Araca Project, Asst. Lighting Design). She currently works Off-Broadway as a member of the lighting crew at Sleep No More NYC/The McKittrick Hotel.

ANDERSON HEINZ (Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of NYU's Department of Dramatic Writing (BFA). He has worked with LCT3 (The Who & The What - Ayad Akhtar), The Working Theatre (Cherry Smoke - James McManus), New Dramatists and Red Shirt Entertainment. He recently served as producer of The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals 2014 at The New School for Drama and stage manager of Detroit Blues (Patrice Cassedy) for the DC Black Theatre Festival.

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