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Kate Dawson Presents THE A*SHOLE IN MY HEAD At The Triad 10/25

Kate Dawson presents the second encore return of her wildly successful show The Asshole In My Head, her hysterical one-woman show told through stories and song. Directed by Don Amendolia (33 Variations, Stepping Out, My One And Only) with Musical Direction by Doug Oberhamer (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Swing). This limited run of 4 performances will begin at The Triad on October 25th at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444.

Like thousands of other hopefuls, Kate Dawson, arrived in New York City from Champaign, IL with dreams of "making it big." Things started out pretty swell. She landed an agent and a slew of high profile shows. But the work wasn't consistent, and she was slowly dying a little inside. She quit her agency, put away her headshots and sang along to EVITA only in the shower. The voice in her head just seemed to say, "I suck!" But, it didn't stop there. It challenged her to look fear straight in the eye and say "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going!" And thus began the battle, Kate versus the Asshole... Will she win? Will she succumb to the voice? Will you buy your tickets please?

The Asshole In My Head is written by and stars Kate Dawson (A Christmas Carol); with Collaboration by Lauren Cohn (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody).

The Asshole In My Head will be performed on the following schedule at The Triad (158 West 72ND Street) Sun, Oct 25 @ 7 PM; Mon, Nov 9 @ 7 PM; Fri, Nov 13 @ 9:15 PM;Sun, Nov 15 @ 8:00 PM. All tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.smarttix.com or at 212-868-4444

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Kate Dawson (Writer, HERSELF):
The ASSHOLE IN MY HEAD is the first play Kate has written. Credits: played Emily (Scrooge's fiancé) for three seasons in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (at Madison Square Garden on Broadway), sharing the stage with several Scrooge's over the years, including Roddy McDowall, Hal Linden, Frank Langella, and Tim Curry. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was directed by Mike Ockrent, and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Other favorite credits include "Eileen" in WONDERFUL TOWN (opposite Lucie Arnaz & Cliff Bemis, directed by Don Amendolia), "Lili" in CARNIVAL! (STNJ, opposite Robert Cuccioli, directed by Bonnie J. Monte), "Lydia" in THE RIVALS (STNJ, directed by Matthew Arbour), and "The Wardrobe Mistress" in ENTER THE GUARDSMAN (STNJ, later Off-Broadway at The Vineyard, also with Robert Cuccioli). She has worked regionally at the 7 Angels Theatre, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Stages St. Louis, readings at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Public Theatre, among others. Kate's voice can be heard in various movies and TV shows, most notably as Faith Hill's "moment of ecstasy" in THE STEPFORD WIVES, as well as SEX AND THE CITY, LOVE MONKEY, CHICAGO, TWO WEEKS NOTICE, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, A DIRTY SHAME, A VIEW FROM THE TOP, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, FAILURE TO LAUNCH, BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUR DEAD, THE SENTINEL, THE NOTORIOUS Betty Page, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, ANALYZE THAT, MUSIC AND LYRICS, MARLEY AND ME, THE HAPPENING, THE REBOUND, and the soon to be released AMELIA, among others.

Don Amendolia (Director)
Directing credits: Steppenwolf, Seven Angels, Seacoast Repertory, Reprise L.A., Dallas, Helen Hayes, and for TV, "Harry and the Hendersons" and "Growing Pains."
Acting credits include, Broadway: 33 VARIATIONS, STEPPING OUT, MY ONE AND ONLY. Off Broadway: SOME MEN, DEDICATION, CLOUD NINE (original company), THE FIREBUGS. Film: THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS, FEARLESS, ED WOOD, BOUNCE, WAYNE'S WORLD, BOOGIE NIGHTS, A WALK IN THE CLOUDS. Television: "Seinfeld," "Frasier," "Ellen," "L.A. Law," "Perfect Strangers," "Law & Order." Regional Theatre: Guthrie, Pasadena, L.A. Stage, Houston Grand Opera, Arena Stage, La Jolla Recipient: L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and Drama-Logue Award.

Doug Oberhamer (Musical Director):
Doug Oberhamer has been involved in musical theater for over 25 years. He has Music Directed and/or performed in Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional productions and International tours including Thoroughly Modern Millie (MD), Swing! (MD), Wanda's World (MD), Race For Love (MD), Gemini (AMD), Flight of the Lawnchair Man (MD), Crazy for You (MD), Saturday Night Fever (AMD), Frankenstein (MD), My Vaudeville Man (MD, Arr./Orch.), Nunsense (MD), Hello Dolly (MD), The Sound of Music (MD), Mud Donahue and Son (MD), Women on the Verge (MD, Arr./Orch.), The A**hole In My Head (MD), Love Stories (MD), Seeing Stars (MD), Romance Romance (trumpet/drums), The Apple Tree, Annie, Seesaw, Little Death (MD,Arr./Orch.), Battling Butler (piano), The Golem (piano), The Asshole in My Head (MD, Arr./Orch), Love Stories (MD, Arr.), Rings (AMD) and No No Nanette. He can be heard as the featured trumpet soloist on the Sony Classics Grammy nominated recording of Swing! (Original Broadway Cast recording) as well as MCA Records Vanessa Daou "Slow to Burn" and recently collaborated with Nile Rodgers on DoubleTime. He was nominated for a Jefferson Award for his work on Swing! in Chicago and won a 2008 Bistro Award for excellence in Musical Direction and Arranging/Orchestrating for Little Death. It is great to be collaborating with Kate Dawson and Coco Cohn.

Lauren Cohn (Collaborator):
Lauren Cohn just completed a smash-hit run as the titular character in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Gateway Playhouse. She returned to New York City early last year after a decade in Los Angeles, working in Film and Television. You may recognize her from CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SECRETARY, LEGALLY BLONDE 2, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, HOUSE, ER, etc. But if you are 6-12 years old, you've seen her as Yolanda Cohen on THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK & CODY. Lauren also proudly spent her time in LA as Head of Musical Development for the critically-acclaimed theatre company, Neurotic Young Urbanites (comprised of fellow NYU alumni). She and writing partner, Lauren Bowles, twice collaborated with songwriting team, Curtis Moore and Amanda Green, creating and starring in the multiple-award-winning musicals, UP THE WEEK WITHOUT A PADDLE and ONCE UPON A PRIMETIME. Lauren recently filmed some big and small screen appearances on this coast as well. She can be seen in the upcoming feature, MORNING GLORY, yucking it up with Diane Keaton as well as the new series, BORED TO DEATH on HBO and ROYAL PAINS on USA. Friends call her Coco.




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