New Team Honeybear Announces World Premiere of THAT'S NOT A PLAY
NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Anthony Jackson and Jeff Mondoro's THAT'S NOT A PLAY: A PLAY BY NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR, directed by Kevin Laibson. THAT'S NOT A PLAY will play four performances only at The People's Improv Theater, Underground Theater (123 E 24th Street, NY, NY 10010). Performances begin Friday, September 8 and continues through Friday, September 29.
Everyone said it wasn't a play... and they were right. When a very famous New York Times theatre critic writes a scathing review of New Team Honeybear's latest play calling it, "Not a play at all," Jeff and Anthony are forced to question everything.
Is it a play? Can they work together to prove the very famous New York Times theatre critic wrong? Will their friendship survive?
This comedy duo has been creating some of the internet's funniest content for more than two years. They've been featured on Funny or Die, Thrillist, Comedy Cake, and the Broadway League's bWay Zone, and have performed live at New York Sketch Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Philly Sketch Fest, The Tank, the UN, and regularly at the Peoples Improv Theater.
THAT'S NOT A PLAY plays the following schedule: Friday, September 8 - 9pmFriday, September 15 - 9pmFriday, September 22 - 9pmFriday, September 29 - 9pmTickets are $10 and are now available online at www.thepit-nyc.com/event/2017-09-08-thats-not-a-play-a-play-by-new-team-honeybear or by calling 212-563-7488. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance. The early bear gets the worm! Use code EARLYBEAR for $5 tickets purchased before September 1. KEVIN LAIBSON (Director) is a producer, director, educator, improviser, and grump. From 2014-2016, he was the artistic director of The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) in Gramercy in Manhattan. In 2010, he co-founded Magic Futurebox, a performance and development space for experimental theater in a factory in Sunset Park, which closed so the landlords could make it a food court or some shit. From 2010-2012, he was the theater curator for The Tank. He developed the improv program for The New York Film Academy Musical Theater wing, and was on faculty in the filmmaking, acting, and musical theater departments there for 8 years. Other teaching includes TVI studios, NYU Tisch, the Boys and Girls Club of America. Directing highlights: Eliza Bent's Toilet Fire (Abrons Arts Center, JACK, The Brick), Tommy Smith's Demon Dreams (Oni No Yume) with a new score by DJ Spooky (NY Premiere, 3 NYIT Award Nominations, 1 win), Alan Schmuckler's I Miss the City (Joe's Pub), Dance School: School for Dance (#serials at the Flea), Katharine Clark Gray's The Pestilence is Coming - A Superfun New Musical About How You Will Probably Die! (Magic Futurebox, based on the album by The Minor Leagues), City Hall Sketch Comedy (2010, 2010, 2011 INNY Noms., Best Sketch Group), Next to Normal (Steel River Playhouse, PA), Skyscraper National Park (narrative comedic improv on and about rooftops), rebecca AND ron (2011 INNY nom., Best Twoprov). Producing highlights: Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theater - Mobile Shakespeare Unit), Sometimes in Prague (Ice Factory), The Throwbacks (NYMF), SEEWATCHLOOK (High Line, Canal Brasil Documentary), Public Domain Project (The Tank). For seven-ish years until about 2006, he was the frontman and bass player for Easily Amused (mPress Records, Philadelphia), and followed that with a stint as managing editor for Origivation Magazine (now ThatMag), a local music publication in the greater Philadelphia area. Kevin is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop, where he studied improvisation, acting, and directing under Mike Nichols, George Morrison, and Paul Sills.
Anthony Jackson (Creator/Performer) is a professionally trained actor, writer and comedian and grew up in the desert outside of Phoenix. As half of sketch comedy duo New Team Honeybear, he's been featured on Funny or Die, Thrillist and most recently the Broadway Zone, through a partnership with the Broadway League. For over two years he performed weekly at the Peoples Improv Theater as a member of the inimitable house team The Duke. He also sings. Follow him on Twitter for irregular (but insightful) content and Instagram to know when he's with a dog -- both @anthojackso.
JEFFREY MONDORO (Creator/Performer) is a NYC based writer, comedian, improviser and actor originally from the great state of New Jersey. He is one half of sketch duo New Team Honeybear (facebook.com/nthbcomedy), whose work has been featured on FunnyOrDie, Thrillist, and most recently through a Partnerhsip with the Broadway League. He teaches improvisation at The PIT and has performed on PIT House teams Madame Vice and Regina for over 2 years. He has studied improvisation and sketch comedy at every major comedy theater in NYC under instructors like Bradford Jordan, Kevin Cragg, Stephanie Bencin, Ali Farahnakian, Lucas Hazlett, Nate Starkey, Chelsea Clarke and Michael Delaney.
NEW TEAM HONEYBEAR is a contemporary sketch comedy duo based in NYC featuring Anthony Jackson and Jeff Mondoro (listed alphabetically!!). Pulling from their experience as adult best friends and man children, they put on sketch comedy shows that are equal parts theatrical, heartwarming, and absurd. Follow along as they perform scenes taken directly from their everyday lives, both real and imagined.
New Team Honeybear has performed at New York Sketch Fest, the Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Philly Sketch Fest, The Tank, the UN, and regularly at the Peoples Improv Theater. They have been featured online at Funny or Die, Thrillist, Comedy Cake, and the Broadway League's bWay Zone.
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