Bid on a Double Date with OITNB's Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo to Support SPACE on Ryder Farm

SPACE on Ryder Farm just kicked off a Charitybuzz campaign to support its upcoming programs. One of the auction lots features a double-date with ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK stars Michael Chernus and Tracee Chimo -- Chernus portrays Piper's brother, Cal Chapman, on the series and Chimo plays his wife, Neri.

If you bid on the item, you and a guest will get to enjoy a meal with the television couple at Rose Water in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Click HERE for details!

The auction runs through December 16, 2014.

Michael Chernus is an accomplished stage, film, and television actor. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Mr. Chernus can be seen on Netflix as Piper's brother Cal Chapman on Orange is the New Black and as a series regular, scientist Louis "Fritz" Fedowitz, on WGN-America's Manhattan. In film, he has worked opposite Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips as First-Mate Shane Murphy, sold time-travel devices to Will Smith in Men in Black 3, and appeared alongside Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton in The Bourne Legacy. On stage, Mr. Chernus co-starred with David Hyde Pierce in Close Up Space at Manhattan Theatre Club. He has performed in productions at Playwright's Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, PrimaryStages, 2econd Stage, New York Theater Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and the Atlantic Theater Company. In 2011, he won an OBIE award and received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for his work in Lisa Kron's In the Wake at the Public Theater.

Tracee Chimo is an actress most recognized for her work on stage. Her work over the last 2 years has shown her versatile and comedic abilities and garnered critical acclaim. These roles have included Myrtle Mae Simmons in Harvey at Studio 54 (opposite Jim Parsons) and the antagonistic Daphna in Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews for which she just received a Lucille Lortel Award for 'Best Actress'. On television, she portrays Neri Chapman in the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black as well as a recurring role on ABC's Black Box and guest appearances on Royal Pains, Louis, and The Good Wife. Ms. Chimo is the recipient of the 2013 Rising Star Award, and was nominated for Outer Critic's Circle and Drama League Awards for her performance in 'Bad Jews'. Other awards include the 2011 Clarence Derwent Award for 'Most Promising Actress in New York', a 2010 Drama Desk Award, OBIE Award, and two Lucille Lortel nominations in the 'Best Actress' category for her exquisitely unique work.

SPACE is an artist's residency retreat on a working organic farm, one hour north of the city in Brewster, NY.
Many theater artists and playwrights from the community have spent valuable time developing new work on the farm away from the pressures of New York City. Rattlestick rehearsed some of Lucy Thurber's "Hilltown Plays" up at the farrm. Adam Rapp workshopped "Through the Yellow Hour" there. Other artists who have been in residence include Judith Light, Sam Hunter, Adam Bock, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Anne Washburn, Dan LeFranc, John Glover, Rob Askins and more. For more about SPACE on Ryder Farm, visit

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