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NEW NEIGHBORHOOD  is a theater and television company whose sincerity and authenticity are so combustible, it cannot be housed under one roof for too long without doing severe structural damage. With new work, bruised work, all-singing, all-dancing, foul-mouthed musical work, New Neighborhood seeks to harvest the organs of its audience and sell them back to their owners within the time houselights dim and rise, or the DVR records and then deletes. New Neighborhood is a particular ordinance of Actors, Designers, Directors, Dramaturgs (all the hot D’s!), Musicians, Graphic Novelists, Producers, Writers, Widows, Widowers (all the lousy W’s) and bad, browned-on-both-sides Balladeers. New Neighborhood is the cocktail party that spills barefooted onto the lawn!  New Neighborhood is the stolen painting that washes up on shore! New Neighborhood is the lovechild of Electric Light Orchestra and Tonya Harding! New Neighborhood finds a show, produces the shit outta it, and disappears into a cloud of train smoke.



Yell Leader

James is an actor-musician best known for his feral energy and unpredictable eyebrows, both of which have been featured gratuitously in such stage productions as Les Freres Corbusier’s Here’s Hoover, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Public Theater and on Broadway, two years of the first national tour of Million Dollar Quartet as rockabilly legend Carl Perkins, and These Paper Bullets! at Yale Rep. Growing up in northeastern Connecticut (the “quiet” corner), James’s imaginary friends were the Beatles, and he bought both God Fodder by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and Diamonds and Pearls by Prince on cassette, on the same day at a Caldor in 1991. He lives in Brooklyn with his beautiful wife and son. A new album of his original music will be available this summer. Slainte!


Garbage Men

Broken Chord composes, designs sound, and music directs for theatre. Credits in New York include productions at Atlantic Theater Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, Juilliard, Keen Company, La MaMa E.T.C., Primary Stages, Manhattan Theatre Club, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Signature Theatre, The New Group, and Women’s Project. Regional credits include productions at the Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre Center, Hartford Stage, La Jolla, Long Wharf Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.), Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Passage Theatre Company, and Yale Rep. brokenchordcollective.com



Rob is a stage manager whose Broadway credits include The King and I, Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, and You Can’t Take It with You. Regional: These Paper Bullets! and In a Year With 13 Moons (Yale Repertory Theatre); Travesties (Bay Street Theatre); The Pirates of Penzance (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Iphigenia Among the Stars, I’m Sorry I Brought Up God, and Julius Caesar (Yale School of Drama). He holds a BFA from Southern Oregon University and a MFA from Yale School of Drama. Rob is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association


Police Chief

Patch is an actor who has appeared on Broadway in Our Town and Off-Broadway in When We Were Young and Unafraid (MTC); Appropriate (Signature Theatre Company); Dying for It, The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Company); Kin (Playwrights Horizons); The Glass Menagerie (Roundabout Theatre Company; Lortel nomination); Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout); All That I Will Ever Be (New York Theatre Workshop); Ruby Sunrise (The Public Theater); Where We’re Born (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater) and many more. Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum); Crimes of the Heart, Dissonance, Sugar Syndrome (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Mistakes Madeleine Made (Yale Rep); Romeo and Juliet (Guthrie Theatre); Wit (Pittsburgh Public); Balm in Gilead (Beau Willimon) and many more. TV: Boardwalk Empire (recur), The Good Wife, Weeds (recur), The Royal Pains, Over/Under, Guiding Light (recur), Damages, Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent, Person of Interest, NCIS, White Collar, Cupid, Army Wives (recur), and Mercy (recur). Film: Let’s Be Cops, Loitering with Intent, Coach, Little Horses, Hope Springs. Upcoming: The Harrow, M. Night Shyamalan’s Sundowning, and HBO’s Crime.


Peeping Tom

Damon is an actor-musician-composer from New Jersey. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Some theater credits include Kneehigh theater company’s Brief Encounter (Broadway and world tour), Tristan & Yseult (US tour), The Wild Bride (US tour); Fly By Night (Dallas Theater Center); and The Last Goodbye (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film and TV: The Following (Fox). He is a multi instrumentalist and has scored short and feature length films. His original music can be found on iTunes. He loves you very much x


Karaoke Host

Broadway: On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, andThe Man Who Came to Dinner. Off-Broadway: Irma LaDouce, Wonderful Town, Do Re Mi (all for Encores!); Newyorkers; The It Girl, The Mystery of Irma Vep, and Love’s Fire (The Acting Company/Royal Shakespeare Company). Regional: Yale Rep, Westport Country Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Group, McCarter Theater, ACT, Williamstown and many others. Television:  HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (Eddie Cantor), Ugly Betty, Law & Order, and Rescue Me. Upcoming: Show Me a Hero (HBO). Cabaret: Infinite Joy (available on iTunes). MFA: Yale School of Drama.



Bryan is an actor-singer-songwriter-comic who fell in with this motley crew during the 2014 Yale Rep world premiere of These Paper Bullets! Before that defining moment, he traveled the country in the first national tour of the 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical, Memphis, a show he also opened on Broadway. He has also starred in Second Stage’s Nobody Loves You, the world premiere of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story in NYC, and the world premiere of Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson’s Diner at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. He did an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent that he was terrible in. Bryan was briefly a comedy writer for WABC radio, while also performing his stand-up at Caroline’s, Gotham, and all across NYC. His two original albums, Imperfect Man and Simple & Grey, can be found on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, as well as his very own Pandora channel.



Ceci is a graduate of Yale School of Drama. She is currently working on Tarell McCraney’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in Miami, FL, where she was born and raised. New York theater credits include The Fatal Eggs and Ermyntrude and Esmeralda (Ars Nova). Regional and international credits include These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep); Vanity Fair, Romeo and Juliet (Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal); Tartuffe, Miss Julie, The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife, Heart’s DesireHave I None, reWilding (Yale Cabaret); Mr. Marmalade and Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy (Mad Cat Theatre Company). TV and film: The Good Wife, Squad 85,The Way to a Woman’s Heart.


Cafeteria Lady

Bridget Flanery is an actor, writer, and educator based in Los Angeles, CA.  Theatres where she has acted include Manhattan Theatre Club, Soho Rep., Prospect Theatre Company, Shakespeare Santa Monica, Shakespeare LA, A Noise Within, The Odyssey Theatre, The Colony Theatre, The Falcon Theatre, Son of Semele, and The Complex Theatre.  TV and film credits include Hart of Dixie, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace, Out of Practice, Without a Trace, All My Children, General Hospital, Babylon 5, Something Blue, and The Outsider. This year Bridget is an adjunct professor of acting at Drake University and Grand View University. She hold an MFA from Yale School of Drama.


Animal Control

Jessica is a costume and set designer based in Brooklyn, NY.  She holds an MFA in design from Yale School of Drama, and was a 2007-09 NEA/TCG Design Fellow. Her work can be seen in New York City and in regional theatres nationally, including Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Folger Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She received a 2014 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design for These Paper Bullets! at Yale Rep. In NYC she has worked with the Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, P73, The Play Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Public Theater, and The Pearl Theatre Company, among others. Recent credits in New York include Jacuzzi by The Debate Society at Ars Nova and the world premiere of The Insurgents by Lucy Thurber for Labyrinth Theater Company. This fall she will be Assistant Professor of Costume Design at UMass, Amherst.


Green Grocer

Upcoming projects: Elevada by Sheila Callaghan (Yale Rep), Suzanne Heathcote’s I Saw My Neighbor On The Train And I Didn’t Even Smile (New Neighborhood/Berkshire Theatre Group), and These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones with music by Billie Joe Armstrong (Sept 2015 Geffen Playhouse and December 2015 Atlantic Theater Company). Recent projects: The Insurgents by Lucy Thurber (Labyrinth Theater Company); These Paper Bullets!, 2014 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction (Yale Rep); 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick/piece by piece/Rising Phoenix); Kingdom City by Sheri Wilner (La Jolla Playhouse); Arlington by Victor Lodato with music by Polly Pen (San Francisco’s Magic Theatre); Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born, part of the 2014 OBIE Award-winning The Hilltown Plays (Rattlestick) and Scarcity (Atlantic Theatre Company); Rolin Jones’s The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Company) and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic; Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Production of a Play); A Little Journey (Mint Theater Company; Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play). Jackson is a founding member of New Neighborhood. She is the Director of Artistic Programming for Fuller Road Artist Residency in Vermont and teaches directing at Columbia University. Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Jackson received her BFA in acting from the University of the Arts and MFA in directing from Yale School of Drama.


Town Crier

Marcus Gardley is a poet-playwright who is the current recipient of the 2014 Glickman Award. He was the 2013 James Baldwin Fellow and the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award winner for Mid-Career Playwright. The New Yorker describes Gardley as “the heir to Garcia Lorca, Pirandello, and Tennessee Williams.” He is the recipient of the 2011 Aetna New Voice Fellowship at Hartford Stage, the Hellen Merrill Award, a Kellsering Honor, and the Gerbode Emerging Playwright Award. He is also an ensemble member playwright at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. Gardley is currently working on an opera about Nina Simone in Stockholm, Sweden.


Dog Walker

Christopher has been seen in These Paper Bullets! (Yale Repertory Theatre); Design for Living, The Cat and the Canary (Berkshire Theatre Group); The Seagull, The Master and Margarita, THUNDERBODIES, Peter Pan, The Winter’s Tale, Sagittarius Ponderosa (Yale School of Drama); The Small Things, We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun (Yale Cabaret); Losing Tom Pecinka (HERE Arts); and Elephant in the Room (New York International Fringe Festival). BA, theatre performance, Fordham College at Lincoln Center. MFA, Yale School of Drama.


Country Club Pro

Linda has devoted much of her time to developing new plays, especially with South Coast Repertory and the Ojai Playwright’s Festival. Her South Coast Rep credits include the world premieres of Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman directed by Pam MacKinnon, Julia Cho’s The Language Archive and The Piano Teacher, Horton Foote’s Getting Frankie Married, Richard Greenberg’s A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, Keith Reddin’s But Not for Me, Annie Weisman’s Hold Please, Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (a role she repeated in its New York premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company, directed by Jackson Gay); and the west coast premieres of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation directed by Sam Gold, William Nicholson’s Retreat from Moscow, and Peter Hedges’s Good as New; and in Hamlet directed by Daniel Sullivan. Other credits include the world premieres of Laura Schlelhardt’s The Comparables and Bill Cain’s How to Write a New Book for the Bible at Seattle Rep, and subsequently at Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep; the world premieres of Weisman’s Be Aggressive and Surf Report (La Jolla Playhouse) and Rebecca Gilman’s The Crowd You’re in With (Goodman Theatre, Jeff nomination); as well as leading roles in theaters across the country including Huntington Theatre, Arena Stage, Center Stage, The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, and seven seasons with the Dallas Theater Center. Linda’s television work includes recurring roles on Justified, Touch, The Division, Ally McBeal, and Evening Shade and guest starring roles on NCIS, Raising Hope, The Gilmore Girls, Weeds, Without a Trace, The West Wing, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Upcoming: the independent feature Kreep and New Neighborhood’s co-production of I Saw My Neighbor On the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile at Berkshire Theatre Group.


Noir Detective

Frank was born and raised in rural Illinois, a few hours west of Chicago. Select film credits include Jono Oliver’s Home (NAACP nomination),  Experimenter directed by Michael Almereyda (premiered at Sundance and NYFF 2015), and The Family Fang with director Jason Bateman (premiered at TIFF 2015). He is currently working with director Jim Jarmusch on his new film Paterson. On television, Frank recurred on season one of HBO’s The Leftovers.  Next, he will recur as FBI Agent Dale Christo on the new Showtime series, Billions, premiering January 2016. As well, he will recur on the new HULU series The Path as FBI Agent Fredericks (also premiering January 2016). Select New York stage works includes roles originated in David Ives’s School For Lies at CSC,  Toshiki Okada’s American premiere of Enjoy, and Lincoln Center Theatre’s (LCT3) production of Kirsten Greenidges’s Luck of the Irish. Frank played George Murchison in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway and Sebastian in the recent Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Michael Greif, at the Delacorte. B.F.A.,  Juilliard.



Suzanne is a British writer and actor based in the United States. She began writing plays at the Royal Court Theatre attending their Young Writers Program and Invitation Group. Her first play Concrete Fairgrounds was selected as part of the Royal Court Young Writers Festival, and since then her works include Plot 10 (Heat&Light, Hampstead Theatre), Unspoken (Factory Theatre & BBC Audio), Taken (BBC Radio Drama), So. (Workshop production/LabRats NY), and I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile directed by Jackson Gay (New Neighborhood/Berkshire Theatre Group). Her work has been developed internationally by Nabokov Theatre, The Bush, Dry Write, The Traverse Theatre, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, NYSAF, Interplay Australia, SPACE on Ryder Farm, IAMA Theatre, Labyrinth, and The Atlantic Theatre Company. She’s been a recipient of the New York Stage and Film Founders Award, a resident playwright for The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a member of the Ars Nova Play Group. For television Suzanne has been on the writing staff for a new drama in development at HBO, and is currently developing projects with Fox Broadcasting Company and Universal Cable Productions. Suzanne lives in Los Angeles, where the perpetual sunshine always makes her smile.


Parade Marshall

Brad most recently appeared in Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova. Other theatres include The Vineyard, Soho Rep., Atlantic Theater Company, The Civilians, The Pearl Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Huntington Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, The Denver Center, Center Stage, and Weston Playhouse. Recent film and television: Codes Of Conduct written and directed by Steve McQueen for HBO and Loitering with Intent directed by Adam Rapp. Brad is an associate artist of The Civilians, a resident actor with The Pearl, and a graduate of Yale School of Drama.


Cable Repair

Projection Designer for opera, theatre, music, and dance. Some New York work includes Kafka Fragments (Heartbeat Opera), Sisyphus (Experiments in Opera), The Other Room (Premieres NYC), AGMI (ANT Fest), Latrell Jackson (Joe’s Pub), So Long Willy (La MaMa Summershare), Associate on Found (Atlantic Theater Company), Kansas City Choir Boy (HERE Art Center), and The Illusionists (Marquee). Nicholas was the Artistic Associate at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he continues to design several new works based on Appalachian life written by Preston Lane with music by Laurelyn Dossett. Other credits include These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep), The Mountaintop (Playmakers Rep), Antigonick (Summerworks Toronto), Rhapsody by composer Gordon Green, The Baseball Music Project with the Nashville Symphony and the Hartford Symphony. nickhussong.com



Young is the Artistic Coordinator for The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. NYC: Assistant Director to Robert Falls for The Jacksonian at The New Group. For L.A.’s Antaeus Company: La Ronde and The Glass Menagerie (director) and producer of the company’s 2010 launch season, which included the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Cousin Bette, King Lear, and The Autumn Garden, and received the L.A. Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Season. Production Stage Manager for theaters including The Geffen, Center Theatre Group, and The Wallis Annenberg Center, working with directors Randall Arney, John Doyle, Peter Dubois, Robert Falls, Pam Mackinnon, and Daniel Sullivan. Happily married to actress/director Jeanie Hackett.


Probation Officer

Billy Eugene Jones has appeared in the Broadway productions of A Raisin in the Sun, The Trip to Bountiful, The Big Knife, The Mountaintop, Passing Strange, Radio Golf, and Gem of the Ocean. Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Classical Theatre of Harlem, and The Civilians. Regional credits include The Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Two River Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage, and Dallas Theater Center. Billy is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.


Crossing Guard

Rolin Jones’s These Paper Bullets! received its 2014 world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre and won 4 Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, including Outstanding Production of the Year. His play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow received the OBIE Award for Excellence in Playwriting.  Jenny Chow was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and was produced at the Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Rep, Studio Theatre (D.C.), Portland Center Stage, among others. His play The Jammer received an Edinburgh Fringe First Award for Best New Writing and was also produced Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company.  He has written for the television shows Weeds, Friday Night Lights, and Boardwalk Empire.  His Friday Night Lights episode, “The Son,” received an Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Dramatic Writing and was named by Time magazine as the best episode of television for the year 2010. He recently wrote the film adaptation of American Idiot for Universal Pictures and is currently writing an adaptation of the This American Life episode, “129 Cars,” for the fine folks at Fox Television Studios. He resides in Los Angeles, California (apparently houses away from Major League Baseball’s immortal Fernando Valenzuela). As of March 2015, he has yet to run into Fernando. Hope reigns.



Takeshi is a theatrical set designer based in Los Angeles, CA. His New York credits include Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard Theatre, Barrow Street Theatre, The Play Company, Labyrinth Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, among others. Regionally he has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, Alley Theatre, American Players Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Resident Ensemble Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, and others. Takeshi has won an OBIE Award and has been nominated for Drama Desk, Ovation, and Barrymore Awards. He is an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts.



Ryan is the wild-eyed frontman/founder of the kitchen-sink cult rockers Man Man (ANTI- Records) and “doom-wop” band Mister Heavenly (Subpop Records). Dubbed “one of rock’s best working lyricists” and featured in publications and media as diverse as Esquire, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, NPR, and Anderson Cooper 360 (wearing a tunic emblazoned with multiple Wolf Blitzer faces and singing a song re-imagining the bearded news anchor as a nocturnal baby eater…look it up, it’s devilishly surreal), his music has also been licensed in numerous television shows and commercial campaigns such as Nike, Fiat, Monday Night Football, Tony Hawk, Weeds, and Boardwalk Empire. Kattner recently scored the feature Dig Two Graves and is currently working on music for the theatrical premieres of Suzanne Heathcote’s I Saw My Neighbor On The Train And I Didn’t Even Smile and Mikelle Johnson’s Avalanche. He currently lives in Los Angeles dodging skunks and slowly coming to terms with the coyote challenging the werewolf as his spirit animal. Howl!


Scout Leader

Jennifer is a producer and dramaturg. She is the Associate Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and the Director of New Play Programs of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Since its founding in 2008, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 40 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country. As Literary Manager of South Coast Repertory from 2000-2005, she was Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival and served as dramaturg for more than 40 new plays, including the world premiere of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones. Prior to that, she was a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and adapted Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia for the stage with director Bob McGrath. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works; a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council; and a consultant for the Fuller Road Artist Residency. She is currently on the playwriting faculty of Yale School of Drama.


Marriage Counselor

Broadway: Other Desert Cities, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Any Given Day. Off-Broadway: The Invisible Hand (New York Theatre Workshop), The Understudy (Roundabout Theatre Company), The World Over (Playwrights Horizons), Ten Unknowns (Lincoln Center Theater), June Moon (Drama Dept.), Old Wicked Songs (Promenade Theatre). Film and TV: Four Boxes, Tyrant, Modern Family, Animal Practice, Weeds, Angels in America, Jack & Jill. Raised at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.


Bodega Owner

Born and raised in Korea, Junghyun started her training in scenic and costume design in Canada. Now based in New York City, she has collaborated with directors and choreographers, such as Jo Strømgren, Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, and Bora Yoon. She designed for The allay Co., Second Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Playmakers Rep, The Juilliard School, Triad Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep, American Players Theater, Syracuse Stage, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Center Stage (Baltimore), and National Theater in Seoul, Korea. MFA, Yale School of Drama. junghyunleedesign.com



Tony has appeared in several productions Off and Off-Off Broadway in New York, including Timon of Athens (The Public Theater), The Hasty Heart (Keen Company), Othello (New York Shakespeare Exchange), Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ (Women’s Project), Mangella (Project: Theatre), Mickey Mouse is Dead (59E59 Theatre), and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare NYC). He’s also performed internationally at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has helped develop new work at the National Playwrights Conference, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, and the New Harmony Project. He’s trodden many a board at Yale Repertory Theatre, appearing in productions of These Paper Bullets!, Black Snow, The Taming of the Shrew, and You Never Can Tell.  He trained at Yale School of Drama.



April Matthis has worked extensively in the off-Broadway theater world. Notable credits include Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Lincoln Center Theater, Soho Rep., New York Theatre Workshop, and Elevator Repair Service. She has also performed at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center, The Fischer Center at Bard, and most recently The Kitchen, where she premiered Scaffold Room, a “lecture-musical” created by Ralph Lemon. Film work includes Wendell and the Lemon (Slamfest 2015) and Black Card (AAFF/Urbanworld). In 2015, Ms. Matthis received an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.


Choir Master

Julie McBride holds degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Mannes College of Music. Upcoming: Spongebob the Musical. Broadway and other New York credits include These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater Company), Amazing GraceFinding NeverlandSide Show, MatildaIf/ThenAmerican IdiotNext to NormalIn the HeightsThe Addams Family, Big FishThe Lion KingCHIX 6Inner Voices: Solo MusicalsThe Happy ElfJudas and Me (NYMF). Regional credits include These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep, Geffen Playhouse), LMNOP (Goodspeed Musicals), Daddy Long Legs (Northlight, La Mirada, Laguna Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Skylight Theatre, PCPA, St. Louis Rep, Royal Manitoba), Emma (Arizona Theatre Company), and Suprema (O’Neill, Ars Nova). Julie has served on the faculties of Syracuse University’s Tepper Program and The Juilliard School (Drama Division).


Spelling Bee Champ

Kelly served as the Literary Director of South Coast Repertory and the Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival for the last six years. She dramaturged over 25 world premiere productions and new play readings at SCR and directed the CrossRoads commissioning project. Regionally, she has worked at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and as the Literary Manager of Long Wharf Theatre and Playscripts, Inc. Miller has worked as a freelance consultant for the O’Neill, the Kennedy Center, PlayPenn, The Playwrights Center, the Public Theatre, Huntington Theatre, and Berkeley Rep. In 2008, she co-founded Creative Destruction, a company dedicated to the development of new work. She is a proud member of The Kilroys, an LA-based group of playwrights and producers advocating for gender parity in the American Theatre.


Ice Cream Man

Andrew is an actor, writer, and producer, based in Toronto. Select theater credits include Boris in the world premiere of These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep), Hamilton Barnes in the world premiere of Butcher (Alberta Theatre Projects), and the one-man show Catalpa (Toronto, Ireland, Eastern Canada), for which he was nominated for a Dora Award. His television and film appearances include Reign (CW), Hemlock Grove (Netflix), Defiance (SyFy), Suits (USA), and Murdoch Mysteries (CTV/CBC). He was the co-writer, co-producer and co-star of the short film Everything Must Go (BravoFACT). Andrew is a graduate of LAMDA and is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Fellowship from Yale School of Drama.


Village Idiot

Alfredo is an actor/producer/musician. He has appeared in numerous productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally, most recently in Sheila Callaghan’s Elevada, directed by Jackson Gay, at Yale Repertory Theatre. Some of his film and TV credits include Demolition directed by Jean Marc Vallee; Like Sunday, Like Rain  directed by Frank Whaley; Jacqueline Argentine directed by Bernardo Britto, Beauty and the Beast (CW), The Following (FOX), Madam Secretary (CBS), and The Blacklist (NBC). His production company, locusfocusproductions.com, recently screened its first film, The Iron Warehouse, at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. He also juggles, unicycles and indulges in eclectic tomfoolery. alfredonarciso.com


Notary Public

Keira is a New York-based actress. She has appeared on Broadway in The Rivals (Lincoln Center Theater), Dance of Death, and The Three Sisters. Off-Broadway credits include The Jammer, Hunting and Gathering, Indoor/Outdoor, All My Sons, Lucy, The American Clock, Tesla’s Letters, and Roses in December, among others. Regional credits include The Dining Room (Westport Country Playhouse); Becky Shaw (Huntington Theatre); Proof (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award nomination); Company (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration); Faith Healer, Macbeth, The Book Club Play (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Uncle Vanya, Wonder of the World (Barrington Stage); as well as productions at Shakespeare & Company, Cleveland Playhouse, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She directed the world premiere of Cedars by Erik Tarloff at Berkshire Theatre Festival. Her television and film appearances include Body of Proof, 3 Lbs., Law & Order: SVU, Sex and the City, and All My Children, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 and Cradle Will Rock. She is Mrs. Peterson in the band The Petersons. Keira received her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.


Little League President

Adam is a Los Angeles based actor whose theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale, The Brothers Karamazov, Orpheus Descending, Measure for Measure, Henry IV, London Assurance (Stratford Festival of Canada); The Homecoming, Arcadia (ACT); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Othello (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); These Paper Bullets!, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Winter’s Tale, Medea/Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Rep); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Center Theatre Group). TV/Film: Rolin Jones’s Knifeman, Murder in the First, Bosch, Extant, Sleepwalker, Vegas, Dead Man’s Burden, United States of Tara, The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, NCIS, Awkward Sunrise. Training: Yale School of Drama.


Paper Boy

Steven is the Director of Communications at Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre, where he has worked since 2002. Before that, he was associated with the publicity firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown, where he represented a variety of Broadway productions and not-for-profit theatre companies. He received his BA from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. He lives in New York and has a thing for monogrammed sweaters.


Town Busybody

Broadway: It’s Only A Play. Off-Broadway/other NY Theater: Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom (Culture Project), Aunt Dan & Lemon (The New Group), The Awake (59E59 Theaters), The Happy Sad (SPF at The Public), India Awaiting (Samuel Beckett Theater). Regional: Goodman, Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep. Television: Six seasons on NBC’s 30 Rock (SAG Award, Comedy Ensemble), six seasons on Showtime’s Weeds (SAG Nomination, Comedy Ensemble), Whitney, Web Therapy, The Good Wife, The Comeback, Law & Order: CI, The Sopranos. Film: 27 Dresses, Hitch, Friends with Money and several independents. Animation: Sanjay on Nickelodeon’s Sanjay & Craig and Baljeet on Disney’s Phineas & Ferb. MFA, Yale School of Drama.



LPfunK is an actor / musician / composer / filmmaker who originated the role of Balth in These Paper Bullets! at Yale Rep. He was an original cast member of the Tony-winning musical Once on Broadway, and has a recurring role on the Cinemax medical drama The Knick. He also appeared onscreen in School of Rock, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and in the upcoming feature film Geezer starring Billie Joe Armstrong). You can view his roadPorn movies and other experimental music videos at roadporn.net.



Christian is a director, dramaturg, producer, and frequent practitioner of “tough love” with his collaborators. He was the Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company for almost thirteen years, until July 2014. He has worked on a lot of plays by a lot of living writers, and some dead ones. He started his career as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club. He is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate theatre program at the Columbia University School of the Arts. He has been known to act, and specializes in “outrage” and “being put upon.”



Selected NY credits include Verité, Stunning (LCT3); Dying for It, The Jammer (Atlantic Theater Company); The Muscles in Our Toes (Labyrinth Theater Company); Paris Commune (B.A.M); The Maids (Red Bull Theater); Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons); The Glass Cage (Mint Theater Company); The Misanthrope (Drama League nomination) and The Black Eyed (Drama League nomination) both at New York Theatre Workshop; Hold Please (Working Theater; Drama Desk nomination, featured actress); Phoebe in Winter and Vendetta Chrome (Clubbed Thumb). Selected Regional credits include:  Uncle Vanya (Weston Playhouse), These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep; Connecticut Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Play), and Tartuffe (Westport Country Playhouse; Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Featured Actress). Film and TV credits include Inside Llewyn Davis, The Abolitionists, No Pay-Nudity, Two Lovers, Across the Universe, Sex and the City, Person of Interest, and The Good Wife.  MFA: Yale School of Drama.


Sign Painter

Seth is the cartoonist behind the long running comic book series Palookaville. His books include Wimbledon Green, George Sprott, and It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken. He is the designer for The Complete Peanuts, The Portable Dorothy Parker, The John Stanley Library, and The Collected Doug Wright. He is the illustrator for the young readers series All the Wrong Questions written my Lemony Snicket. He is also the subject of the recent award winning NFB documentary Seth’s Dominion. In 2011 he was the winner of the prestigious Harbourfront Prize. Palookaville 22, due in Spring 2015, is his latest book. drawnandquarterly.com



Catherine is Resident Dramaturg at Yale Repertory Theatre and the Chair of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. Her Yale Rep credits include Elevada, These Paper Bullets!, In a Year with 13 Moons, The Winter’s Tale, Bossa Nova, POP!, Trouble in Mind, and The King Stag (which she also co-adapted with Evan and Mike Yionoulis). Her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice has been produced at Asolo Repertory Theatre and Dallas Theater Center. She has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Public Theater, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, the Signature Theatre, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Center Stage, and in New York and Ireland with the late Joseph Chaikin. For four seasons she was Festival Dramaturg at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. She is a former associate editor of American Theatre and a former editor of Theater magazine. She received her doctorate from Yale in 1999 for her dissertation: If You Care to Blast for It: Excavating the Lost Comic Masterpieces of the American Canon.


Stay-at-home Mom

Greg’s Broadway acting credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, David Mamet’s November, and Elaine May’s Taller Than a Dwarf. Off-Broadway and regional work includes world premieres by Ethan Coen, Keith Reddin, Rolin Jones, and Bruce Norris at the Atlantic Theater Company, South Coast Rep, Yale Rep, and Steppenwolf, respectively. A regular on the Onion SportsDome for Comedy Central, Greg has appeared in many television series and disappeared from many others. The Hollywood Reporter called The American Side, Greg’s new film co-written with Jenna Ricker, an “adrenaline charged, pop-noir mystery” and a “highlight” of the Woodstock Film Festival. So take that, Bergman.


Juvenile Delinquent

Lucy’s theater homes are at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Labyrinth Theater Company. She has been produced at some of her homes and other places too. She won an OBIE for her five play cycle The Hill Town Plays. Lucy wrote the text for Quixote, conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet, a site-specific performance with the Psalters made with The Broad Street Community. Thurber is an alumni of New Dramatists, A member of 13P, Labyrinth Theater Company, and Rising Phoenix Rep. A proud recipient of a Lilly Award and likes to hang out at The Lark.


Compulsive Liar

Ariana is one of the great young actresses of today. She recently garnered critical acclaim and a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Jean Craddock in Crazy Heart alongside Jeff Bridges, further exemplifying her talent and versatility as an actress. Following rave reviews out of the 2002 Sundance competition for her starring role opposite James Spader in Secretary, she went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress, a Chicago Film Critics’ Award for Most Promising Performer, a Boston Film Critic’s Award for Best Actress, a National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance, and an IFP/Gotham Breakthrough Performance Award. Ari made her feature film debut in 1992, alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in Waterland. This was followed by a memorable performance as “Raven,” the satan-worshipping make-up artist in John Waters’ quirky Hollywood satire, Cecil B Demented, which led her to a co-starring role in Donnie Darko, a fantasy-thriller about disturbed adolescence.


Street Sweeper

Paul is a set and lighting designer whose New York credits include The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, MCC Theater, The Play Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Intar, Labyrinth Theater Company, and others. Regional credits include The Guthrie Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Alley Theatre, The Huntington Theatre Company, The Children’s Theatre Company, Center Stage, A.C.T., Hartford Stage, Dallas Theater Center, George Street Playhouse, and others. Paul has taught at Cal Poly Pomona and Amherst College, and is currently a Senior Lighting Designer and Senior Theatre Consultant for Schuler Shook.


Pool Boy

Kevin received his MFA in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance. A Lestor Horton Award recipient and Center Theatre Group Sherwood Award Finalist, Kevin’s dance-theater works explore aspects of contemporary queer life and have been presented at Danspace Project, REDCAT, CounterPulse, LACMA and Beijing Dance Festival. Kevin has created original choreography for UCLA Opera, The Juilliard School, Yale Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, and Edinburgh Fringe. His performance credits include dancing and collaborating in the works of David Rousseve/REALITY, David Gordon/Pick Up Performance, Julie Taymor and Angelin Preljocaj for LA Opera, Robert Moses’ Kin, Stephen Koplowitz, Heidi Duckler, Maria Gillespie, Kate Hutter, Sebastian Prantl and David Bridel. He is a full-time faculty member at Scripps College in Claremont, CA and is currently certifying in LMA/BF through Integrated Movement Studies.


Cat Lady

Liz is a NYC based actor, singer, and comedy person. New York credits include Other Desert Cities (Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater), The Tempest (La MaMa), Miss Lilly Gets Boned and My Base and Scurvy Heart (both w/Studio 42, resident artist). Regional credits include These Paper Bullets! and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep), Absurd Person Singular (Two River Theatre), Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (Berkeley Rep), and Chis Bayes’s The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre DC, ArtsEmerson). TV and film credits include Elementary, Ready or Knot, This is Hot 97, and Bitches (short). Liz performs improv all over NYC, and writes and performs comedy, sometimes even in public. MFA, Yale School of Drama.




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