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¡Someone ExtraordinariX! at Producers Club - Crown

Dates: (5/30/2024 - 6/1/2024 )

Theatre:

Producers Club - Crown


358 West 44th Street New York
New York,NY

Tickets: 30.00

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In present-day Manhattan, Chilean immigrant actress Mona (Poli Olavarria) is two weeks away from the end of her student VISA. As she tries to stay employed, to get auditions, and jump through all the US immigration hoops to stay in the country she encounters Maggie (Lauryn Savela), an All-American songwriter who just can’t let things go, and Vicho (Vincent Rame) a Mexican actor and playwright who is facing the end of his OPT as well. Helped and/or hindered by Someone (Paige Hapeman), Mona tries to navigate her upcoming deadlines, a perma-intoxicated boss, a budding relationship, and the ‘endless loneliness that comes with being alive’. With expert wit and touching sincerity, this play poses the question: How must it feel like to not be wanted at the place you want the most?

Cast and Creative team for ¡Someone ExtraordinariX! at Producers Club - Crown

Cast

Poli Olavarria

Mona
Poli (she/her) arrived to the city of New York the year 2021 to study at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts after studying acting and working as an actress/ director in her own country Santiago de Chile. Some of her acting credits include Ivy in August: Osage County, Boochie in Den of Thieves, Frankie in Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, and Nina in the first play she wrote DANSE MACABRE or The Danse of Two Lovers About to Die. She is very happy to FINALLY being able to act and co-produce with her best friend Lauryn, and is insanely grateful to everyone else in the team for taking a chance and forming part of this meaningful project (special shoutout to her friends who helped with the first draft of this Someone ExtraordinariX). She also dedicates her work to her cat Mila. Because her life is for her. Poli also did not want to do a bio, so any more questions about her personal life can be answered by buying her a drink. Muchas gracias y mierda mierda mierda.


Lauryn Savela

Maggie
Lauryn Savela (she/her) is an artist originally from Vancouver, Canada. She moved in 2021 to New York to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA). In 2023 she graduated from their 2 year conservatory program and this February she graduated from their advanced training New York Company. NY theatre credits include: ‘Love’ in Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, ‘Viola’ in Twelfth Night, and originating ‘Magpie’ in Hearts Like Planets by Adam Szymkowicz. In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, singing her heart out and a good glass of red wine. She is grateful to Poli for producing this project with her and for being the best of friends, as well as everyone else involved who made this possible, and as always she is grateful for her wonderful parents. Keep up with her at www.laurynsavela.com


Vincent Rame

Vicho
Vincent Rame (he/him) is an actor originally from Mexico Puebla. He studied in the American Academy of Dramatic arts and has been in a wide variety of plays and short films after his graduation, credits include Tetuán in Candide, Felix in the short film our trip to New York and most notably his role of Roberto in the play 9/10 for which he won the Broadwayworld award for best performance in an off off Broadway play. Vincent is very exited to be a part of this project but don't try and ask him about it as he is quite shy.


Paige Hapeman

Someone
Paige Hapeman (Someone) – This is Paige’s first NYC theatre appearance since leaving behind her corporate career as a consultant. Paige’s recent film credits include Before We Begin and First Fall. She also contributed to the improv comedy film project Sit Down Stand Up. Paige completed the summer intensive with The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2023 and has studied with The Barrow Group. She is SAG-AFTRA eligible. More at www.paigehapeman.com


Creative Team

Ibsen Santos

Director
Ibsen is a Brazilian actor/director who has worked in the US for over 20 years. He is extremely excited to make his Off-Off- Broadway directing debut with Someone ExtraordinariX. Directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oedipus, By the Gasworks Wall, In the Apiary, Othello, Medea, and A kind of Alaska. Ibsen is an Associate Professor of Drama at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he teaches Voice and Speech, Script Analysis, Acting, and Career Preparation. NY Acting credits include: The Waiting Game (59E59), Inside the Wild Heart (Group.BR), A House of Skin and Bone (Nettles Artist Collective), Apple of My Eyes (Nettles Artist Collective). Regional credits: Twelfth Night, Fidler on the Roof (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Cabaret (Egyptian Theatre Company), The Diary of Anne Frank (Great Plains Theatre Company), Songs for a New World (Utah Musical Theatre). Education: MFA from The Ohio State University, BA from Weber State, and Ibsen is currently teacher training through the Linklater Center to become a Designated Linklater Teacher. Ibsen would like to thank Charlie, his fiancé, his mom and sister for their love and support.


Jon-Mykul Bowen

Stage Manager
Jon-Mykul Bowen (he/him) is an actor from St. James, Barbados. He has worked with Operation Triple Threat in Barbados and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts' two year and Company programs. Selected credits include Stuff/Senses (Everybody), Tuzenbach (Three Sisters), and he originated the role of the clown Andreas Pina in MAD MAD MAD, re-opening in August 2024. He also became a member of Personal Pizza Party's 2024 actor cohort. In this production, he is the Stage Manager, having been a stage manager for Chaand Theatre and for the play 'Well Hung' at the New York Theatre Festival. He's grateful to be a part of this team! Visit jm-bowen.com for more updates




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