ABOUT

 

Marla comes to in a barn upstate to find herself standing over a freshly murdered corpse with the smoking gun in her hand. Can she trust Spencer, the beaten and bound man cowering in the corner, to jog her memories of the events that brought them all here? What heinous acts could she be capable of? 

 

THE PLAYERS

 
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RAIFE BAKER *

Co-founder of The Crook Theater Company, and plays Spencer in their latest production of the world premiere of Goodbody. Previous performances with the Crook have included House of Yes, and Plunge. Raife adapted and directed the Crook's production of Macbeth, which won the NYIT award for best production in 2012. As an actor, he has performed regionally at the American Conservatory Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and PICT Classic Theater. Raife is also a faculty member and Voice/Speech instructor at NYU's Tisch School of the arts, Molloy College CAP21, and Maggie Flanigan Studio.

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AMANDA SYKES *

New York credits: Drunkle Vanya, Twelfth Night: or Sir Toby Belch's Lonely Hearts Cabaret (ThreeDayHangover); The Faire (Fault Line Theatre Co.); Macbeth (NYIT nomination for best supporting actress, The Crook Theatre Co.); A Dream Play (Billy and Co.); Nobody Suspects a Butterfly (RFP); The Bachelor's Tea Party (Stolen Chair). Regional Credits: the world premiere of Naked Influence (Capital Rep); Circle Mirror Transformation (George Street Playhouse); Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Government Inspector, A Christmas Carol (The American Conservatory Theater); Proof (Skyline). She earned her BFA from the University of Evansville and her M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater.

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ALEX MORF *

Broadway: Of Mice and Men National Tours: War Horse (Albert Naracott); Off-Broadway: Women Beware Women, (Red Bull); Incident at Vichy (Signature) Regional: The Rainmaker, Government Inspector, Christmas Carol, (A.C.T.); Cymbeline, The Alchemist, (Shakespeare Theater D.C.); Dracula, (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville); The Walworth Farce, (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nom.); Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Pericles, (CalShakes); Servant of Two Masters, (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey); The Just, The Cherry Orchard, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing (Chautauqua Theater Company) TV: Mindhunter, Daredevil, Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Elementary, Tin Man, Shades of Blue, Blindspot ; Film: Maggie’s Plan, In Dubious Battle, The Long Home, Hench, Seneca, Crown Vic M.F.A, American Conservatory Theater.

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DUSTIN CHARLES *

NYC Theatre: The Gorges Motel at The Barrow Group & NYC International Fringe Fest, Anonymous, Anonymous at NYC Fringe, Tartuffe 2015 with 3DayHangover. Regional Theatre: Multiple Family Dwelling at NJ Rep, Crimes of the Heart at Triad Stage, Dial ‘M' for Murder at the John W. Engeman Theater, 10X10 New Play Fest with Barrington Stage Company, Proof & A Christmas Carol (one man show) with Skyline Theatre Co., Boeing, Boeing at Penobscot Theatre Co., The 39 Steps at Mill Mountain Theatre, and The Drawer Boy & Almost, Maine at Cortland Rep. Film: Forged, Black Forest, …The Making Of…, Gentleman Jack. TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Royal Pains,” “Boardwalk Empire,” and the webseries “The Apartmentalist.” Dustin is grateful to be a part of this team and blessed to have the most supportive parents in show business. Proud member AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

*Member of Actor's Equity

 

the team

 
  MELISSA FIRLIT - Director   2018 Alan Schneider Director Award Nominee and a Zelda Finchlander Award Nominee. She recently directed the Ireland National Tour of Misterman by Enda Walsh. Regional Credits: Seeds of Change, Albert Porter:Boy Explorer  (Creede Repertory Theatre) , Trojan Women: A Love Story  (Fort Lewis College) , West Side Story, Aida, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Pillowman, The Secret Garden, Red  (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts) , Dracula  (Mile Square Theatre) , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee  (Princeton Festival) , Stop Kiss  (Wagner College) , Under Construction, Machinal, boom, Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine  (Rutgers Theater Company.)  Melissa helms a Musical Theatre Bootcamp Program at The College of St. Rose and is a teaching artist with McCarter Theatre Center. Training: MFA Directing Rutgers University, BA Theater The University of Hartford and The O’Neill National Theater Institute. Associate Member SDC.

MELISSA FIRLIT - Director

2018 Alan Schneider Director Award Nominee and a Zelda Finchlander Award Nominee. She recently directed the Ireland National Tour of Misterman by Enda Walsh. Regional Credits: Seeds of Change, Albert Porter:Boy Explorer (Creede Repertory Theatre), Trojan Women: A Love Story (Fort Lewis College), West Side Story, Aida, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Pillowman, The Secret Garden, Red (Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts), Dracula (Mile Square Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Princeton Festival), Stop Kiss (Wagner College), Under Construction, Machinal, boom, Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine (Rutgers Theater Company.) Melissa helms a Musical Theatre Bootcamp Program at The College of St. Rose and is a teaching artist with McCarter Theatre Center. Training: MFA Directing Rutgers University, BA Theater The University of Hartford and The O’Neill National Theater Institute. Associate Member SDC.

  DAN MORRISON - Costume Design   Dan is a New York City based actor. He has performed and studied all over the world, if you are interested to know, he would love to talk about his experiences. Dan earned his BA in theater arts from San Diego State University and his MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Visit his website at  www.dan-morrison.com  for more information. A proud member of AEA. Much love and respect to his family and friends and to Pappy - Tis' A Brow Breckt, Moon Leckt, Neckt ta Neckt

DAN MORRISON - Costume Design

Dan is a New York City based actor. He has performed and studied all over the world, if you are interested to know, he would love to talk about his experiences. Dan earned his BA in theater arts from San Diego State University and his MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Visit his website at www.dan-morrison.com for more information. A proud member of AEA. Much love and respect to his family and friends and to Pappy - Tis' A Brow Breckt, Moon Leckt, Neckt ta Neckt

 
  DEE DEE KATCHEN* - Prod. Stage Manager   Tours:  Parable of the Sower  [Singapore/Holland],  The Color Purple  [National Tour], NYC:   Angels in America     [The Signature Theater];   Frankenstein the Musical     [Monster Mash Productions];  An Evening with a Lady  [Silver Towers Productions];   The Woodsman, Othello ,  Much Ado About Nothing     [Oberon Theater Ensemble];     One Way Ticket to Hell      &  The Marilyn Tapes     [Don't Tell Mama];   The Winter's Tale     [The American Globe Theater];  Regional:    The Agitators Workshop    [Geva Theater Center],    Our Town, Henry V, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar     [The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey]; Film/TV:   Gossip Girl, Pan Am, Glee, Lola Versus, CSI: NY, Very Good Girls, Prime Suspect, The Black List, Gotham   .

DEE DEE KATCHEN* - Prod. Stage Manager

Tours: Parable of the Sower [Singapore/Holland], The Color Purple [National Tour], NYC: Angels in America [The Signature Theater]; Frankenstein the Musical [Monster Mash Productions]; An Evening with a Lady [Silver Towers Productions]; The Woodsman, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing [Oberon Theater Ensemble]; One Way Ticket to Hell & The Marilyn Tapes [Don't Tell Mama]; The Winter's Tale [The American Globe Theater]; Regional: The Agitators Workshop [Geva Theater Center], Our Town, Henry V, Cymbeline, Julius Caesar [The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey]; Film/TV: Gossip Girl, Pan Am, Glee, Lola Versus, CSI: NY, Very Good Girls, Prime Suspect, The Black List, Gotham.

  J.C. ERNST - Playwright   Co-founder of and artistic director of The Crook Theater Company, winner of NYIT Award for Best Play  (MacBeth).  Directing: Plunge and The House of Yes  (The Crook Theater Company) . Acting: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson  (Salt Lake Acting Company) , Messenger #1  (Hunger & Thirst).  The Wendy Play, A Christmas Carol, Candida, The Rainmaker  (American Conservatory Theater),  BIG, The Musical!  (Hale Centre Theatre) , Little Shop of Horrors  (Egyptian Theater),  Romeo & Juliet  (Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center),  The WALL  (NYU/Playwright's Horizons).  B.F.A. The University of Utah. M.F.A. The American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco). He is a proud member of Actors Equity.

J.C. ERNST - Playwright

Co-founder of and artistic director of The Crook Theater Company, winner of NYIT Award for Best Play (MacBeth). Directing: Plunge and The House of Yes (The Crook Theater Company). Acting: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Salt Lake Acting Company), Messenger #1 (Hunger & Thirst). The Wendy Play, A Christmas Carol, Candida, The Rainmaker (American Conservatory Theater), BIG, The Musical! (Hale Centre Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Egyptian Theater), Romeo & Juliet (Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center), The WALL (NYU/Playwright's Horizons). B.F.A. The University of Utah. M.F.A. The American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco). He is a proud member of Actors Equity.

 
  MATT BITTNER - Sound Design   Selected Credits:  Circle Mirror Transformation ,  Core Values, Cyrano  (Mile Square),  Judgment of Fools, Little Prince$$  (InViolet),  Circle Mirror Transformation, The Pillowman, Misterman  (Thingamajig Theatre Co),  Repairing A Nation, Autumn, College Colors  (Crossroads Theatre Co),  Hounds of War  (Wee Man Prod),  Romeo & Juliet, Boy Gets Girl, Macbeth  (Playhouse Theatre Tulsa). Training: MFA, Rutgers University.

MATT BITTNER - Sound Design

Selected Credits: Circle Mirror Transformation, Core Values, Cyrano (Mile Square), Judgment of Fools, Little Prince$$ (InViolet), Circle Mirror Transformation, The Pillowman, Misterman (Thingamajig Theatre Co), Repairing A Nation, Autumn, College Colors (Crossroads Theatre Co), Hounds of War (Wee Man Prod), Romeo & Juliet, Boy Gets Girl, Macbeth (Playhouse Theatre Tulsa). Training: MFA, Rutgers University.

 
  JENNA R. LAZAR* - Assistant Stage Manager   Jenna has been a stage manager and production manager in New York for over ten years, with extensive experience in theatre, film, and event work. Favorite projects include:   The Mad Ones   (59E59);   The Drawer Boy   (Soho Playhouse);   Next to Normal - A Benefit Concert   (QOD);   Summer Shorts   (eight seasons - 59E59);   I'm A Lot Like You   (Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection);   Paint Made Flesh   (The Cell);   Halcyon Days   (Oberon Theatre Ensemble);   Pete(HER)Pan   (NYTB);   The Hummingbird's Tour   (Theatere at St. Clements);   Death for Five Voices   (Prospect Theater Company);   The Woolgatherer   (dir. Chazz Palminteri);   Order   (dir. Austin Pendleton);   American Rapture   (dir. Alexander Dinelaris);   The Chekhov Dreams   (Theatre Row);   The Seafarer  ;   The Mar Vista  ;   Woman Before a Glass  ;   Twelfth Night  ; and   Hamlet  . Jenna is also the Managing Director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Proud Member AEA.

JENNA R. LAZAR* - Assistant Stage Manager

Jenna has been a stage manager and production manager in New York for over ten years, with extensive experience in theatre, film, and event work. Favorite projects include: The Mad Ones (59E59); The Drawer Boy (Soho Playhouse); Next to Normal - A Benefit Concert (QOD); Summer Shorts (eight seasons - 59E59); I'm A Lot Like You (Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection); Paint Made Flesh (The Cell); Halcyon Days (Oberon Theatre Ensemble); Pete(HER)Pan (NYTB); The Hummingbird's Tour (Theatere at St. Clements); Death for Five Voices (Prospect Theater Company); The Woolgatherer (dir. Chazz Palminteri); Order (dir. Austin Pendleton); American Rapture (dir. Alexander Dinelaris); The Chekhov Dreams (Theatre Row); The Seafarer; The Mar Vista; Woman Before a Glass; Twelfth Night; and Hamlet. Jenna is also the Managing Director of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Proud Member AEA.

  CLIFF WILLIAMS III - Fight Director   Cliff is a native Virginian and has been choreographing and directing for the last 12 years, primarily in the D.C. area. Favorite credits include  Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville  (Long Wharf Theatre),  Disgraced ,  The Shoplifters ,  Long Day’s Journey into Night  and  Gem of the Ocean  (Arena Stage),  As You Like It  (Center Stage),  Chimerica  Theatre),  Familiar  and  Dead Man’s Cell Phone  (Woolly Mammoth),  Dracula ,  The Scene  and  Six Years  (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and  Macbeth  (Folger Theatre). Cliff recently was awarded a Helen Hayes for Outstanding Choreography for  Girl in the Red Corner  (The Welders).

CLIFF WILLIAMS III - Fight Director

Cliff is a native Virginian and has been choreographing and directing for the last 12 years, primarily in the D.C. area. Favorite credits include Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville (Long Wharf Theatre), Disgraced, The Shoplifters, Long Day’s Journey into Night and Gem of the Ocean (Arena Stage), As You Like It (Center Stage), Chimerica Theatre), Familiar and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Woolly Mammoth), Dracula, The Scene and Six Years (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and Macbeth (Folger Theatre). Cliff recently was awarded a Helen Hayes for Outstanding Choreography for Girl in the Red Corner (The Welders).

 
  MATTHEW D. MCCARREN - Scenic/Light Design   Matthew currently serves as the Technical Director and Resident Scenographer for Cleveland Opera Theatre, and Thingamajig Theatre Co.  (Pagosa Springs, Colorado) . Matt’s work has also been featured with Parallel 45, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Bozeman Actors Theatre, Grand Street Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Carrickmacross Productions and The Evolution Theatre Co. in Columbus, Ohio and Off- Broadway at The Helen Mill Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC. Matthew serves as the technical director for the Oberlin in Italy opera program based in Arezzo, Italy. Matthew holds an MFA in Design with an emphasis in Czech/Eastern European design from The Ohio State University and has studied in the Czech Republic with scenographers Petr Matsek and Jaroslav Malina. Selected design credits include: Blood Wedding, Spring Awakening, The Man of La Mancha, The Blowin of Baile Gall, Stones in His Pockets, Trojan Women 2.0, Cyrano De Bergerac, Night Mother, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire and Mr. Burns. Operas include: Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Gianni Schicci, Elisir, L’0rfeo, Poppea and Madame Butterfly.  Matthew created and runs  Rabbithole Scenographic Designs ,

MATTHEW D. MCCARREN - Scenic/Light Design

Matthew currently serves as the Technical Director and Resident Scenographer for Cleveland Opera Theatre, and Thingamajig Theatre Co. (Pagosa Springs, Colorado). Matt’s work has also been featured with Parallel 45, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Bozeman Actors Theatre, Grand Street Theatre, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Carrickmacross Productions and The Evolution Theatre Co. in Columbus, Ohio and Off- Broadway at The Helen Mill Theatre, Theatre Row, NYC. Matthew serves as the technical director for the Oberlin in Italy opera program based in Arezzo, Italy. Matthew holds an MFA in Design with an emphasis in Czech/Eastern European design from The Ohio State University and has studied in the Czech Republic with scenographers Petr Matsek and Jaroslav Malina. Selected design credits include: Blood Wedding, Spring Awakening, The Man of La Mancha, The Blowin of Baile Gall, Stones in His Pockets, Trojan Women 2.0, Cyrano De Bergerac, Night Mother, My Fair Lady, A Streetcar Named Desire and Mr. Burns. Operas include: Figaro, Cosi fan Tutte, Gianni Schicci, Elisir, L’0rfeo, Poppea and Madame Butterfly.

Matthew created and runs Rabbithole Scenographic Designs,

 

**An Equity Approved Showcase