#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT Set to Premiere This Summer
After a hit three-year run at the Up-Comedy Theatre in Chicago, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment will move to New York City, beginning performances at The Westside Theatre on June 20, 2019. #DateMe was created by Robin Lynne Norris who wrote the show along with Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti. Developed by Diane Alexander and directed by Lorin Lattaro #DateMe features song lyrics by Robyn Lynne Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, Bob Ladewig, original music by Julie Nichols and Dan Wessels.
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show's creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world's most popular dating site: OkCupid. Creating 38 "undateable" profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there's no algorithm for love.
The creative team for #DateMe features David Arsenault (scenic design), Travis McHale (lighting design), Sam Hains (projections and interconnectivity). Tara Rubin Casting CSA serves as casting director and DTE Management is the general manager.
Robyn Lynne Norris is the Creator & Playwright of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, which she starred in during its Los Angeles (as Undateable) & Chicago runs. Robyn has written, taught, and performed sketch & improvisational comedy (and free-style rap!) for theatres and Fortune 500 Companies around the world (Chicago, Las Vegas, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Norwegian Cruise Lines, LA, & more).Regional Theatre: Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, The UP Comedy Club. Comedy/Improv: The Second City (Las Vegas Mainstage, National Touring Company), iO, ComedySportz, & M.i.'s Westside Comedy Theatre. Follow Robyn online at: www.robynlynnenorris.com Twitter: @robynlnorris IG: @robynlynnenorris.
Frank Caeti: Directing credits include: The Kennedy Center, Second City Hollywood and Chicago, Comedy Central Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade LA, Ithamar Has Nothing To Say, Trump In Space, Undateable, Requiem For The American Dream, and #DateMe (Los Angeles and Chicago). TV Writing credits include: MadTV, New Looney Tunes, Wabbit. Performer credits include: The Second City National Touring Company and Resident Company, UCBLA. TV: MADtv, Modern Family, Key and Peele, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adam Ruins Everything, The Hot Wives of Orlando, Reno 911, NCIS, and many commercials. Regional Theater: Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Laguna Playhouse, and Dallas Theater Center.
Lorin Latarro: Broadway: Waitress, Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot. Curious Incident... andAmerican Idiot (Associate). Additional choreography: Waitress (West End), Superhero (Second Stage), Merrily We Roll Along(Roundabout), La Traviata (The Met), Chess (Kennedy Center), Twelfth Night (Delacorte), Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street(BAM), Heart of Rock and Roll (Old Globe), Assassins, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Encores!), Between The Lines (KC Rep), Queen of The Night (Drama Desk Award), Kiss Me, Kate (Barrington), The Best Is Yet To Come (59E59, Drama Desk Award). Director: Taste of Things to Come (Chicago). Lorin performed in 12 Broadway shows and danced for Tharp, Momix, and Graham. Juilliard graduate.
Travis McHale: Off-Broadway: Primary Stages, 59E59, 3LD, Barrow Group, Abingdon, Theatre Row. Regional: Alabama Shakespeare, Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Capital Repertory, Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse and others. Broadway: Associate for: Frankie & Johnny, Sunset Boulevard, Something Rotten! and more. Other: NY Fashion Week, Carnegie Hall, International Tours for Chita Rivera & BenDeLaCreme. Member: USA829. www.travismchale.com
Sam Hains. Designer and A/V Technologist with multidisciplinary practice. Artwork featured in Vice, The Creatures Project, Neural Magazine and The Wrong Biannale. Machine Learning research for Barnes Foundation. VFX & Creative technology for VOLVOX Labs and NYLON Beauty Innovator Awards. Software Development and Design for Aeon Magazine. Masters candidate at NYU Tisch in art and interactive technology www.samhains.com
Elizabeth Williams has produced over 80 shows on Broadway, across North America, in London, and Australia, winning a combined 70 + Tony Awards and 19 Olivier Awards. She began her career in the theater as the Senior V.P. of Mutual Benefit Productions which served as the American funding partners for Cameron Mackintosh on Les Miserables, London, New York etc, as well as The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon.
Diane Alexander has written, edited, directed and produced programming for Canadian and U.S. news and entertainment companies for many years. In addition to developing #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, she is in pre-production with the theatrical presentation of Certain Woman of An Age, starring Margaret Trudeau (yes, the Prime Minister of Canada's mother). Directed by Kimberly Senior and written by Alix Sobler, the show will open May 9 in Chicago.
Benjamin Lowy and Adrian Salpeter produce theatre, film and television. This season: Hadestown, Beetlejuice. Last season included: Mean Girls, Angels in America, The Iceman Cometh. Previous: Sunday in the Park with George, A Doll's House Part 2 (Tony nom), Six Degrees of Separation (Tony nom), My Fair Lady (Australia).
Robert Dragotta: For Nearly two decades, Robert Dragotta has been involved in the New York theater world. He most recently produced Stacy Ann Chin's Motherstruck with Culture Project and Rosie O'Donnell at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre. Other off-Broadway productions include The Fartiste, Girls Night: The Musical, Late Nite Catechism with Entertainment Events. Sarah Jones: Bridge and Tunnel. On Broadway productions include Tony Nominated, Bombay Dreams Flower Drum Song, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Noises Off Other productions include Lorna Luft in Songs My Mother Taught Me and Some Like It Hot with Tony Curtis
Remmel T. Dickinson: The Bridges of Madison County (2014), First Date (2013), Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012), War Horse (2011 Tony), Catch Me If You Can (2011), Memphis (2009) Tony and The Norman Conquests (2008 Tony).