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Development 2014

Pay the Piper
Written by Regina Robbins, Directed by Anais Koivisto
March 24, 8pm, The Terry Schreiber Studio Theatre

TICKETSEVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

"The music stopped and I stood still,
And found myself outside the hill,
Left alone against my will..."
Robert Browning, The Pied Piper of Hamelin


The rats are gone, but so are the children... all save two.
Having cheated the Pied Piper out of his fee for removing their plague of rats, the men and women of Hamelin awake to find their children stolen away. Only two remain: one crippled, the other deaf. Facing scorn and anger from both their neighbors and their own families, Koby and Erna turn toward one another for comfort. They are bound together by misfortune - but will that bond save them, or destroy them?

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Real | Crazy
Written by Cristina Ramos, Directed by Katherine Sommer
April 13, 8pm, The Terry Schreiber Studio Theatre

TICKETSEVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

"Insanity. A perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."
- R.D. Laing


A failed suicide attempt lands Caterina at an in-patient institution for mental wellness in the woods of New England. Guided by a Doctor who is battling his own demons, and trapped somewhere between her past, present, and future, Caterina is forced to face who she is and her understanding of sanity itself. Is she crazy? Or is the world around her where the real insanity lies? And, in the end, with her life on the line, will the answers to those questions really matter?

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Real | Crazy
Cast & Staff
Meghann Garmany
MEGHANN GARMANY (Stage Directions) was most recently seen as Devon Tramore in Fengar Gael’s Devil Dog Six with The Spiral Studio Theatre. Other recent projects include The Laramie Cycle and a reading of Martine Sainvil’s That Would Never Happen Here produced and directed by Katie McHugh with The Playwrights Gallery.  Prior to that, she was seen in Living Arrangements directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser and Deborah Savadge’s When Danny Comes Back for Us. Other favorites include Boston Marriage, Eurydice directed by Megan Carney, and Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues directed by Ashley Sparks.  To learn more about upcoming projects or to subscribe to Meghann’s newsletter, visit www.MeghannGarmany.com.
Julia Hansen
JULIA HANSEN (Liana, Mrs. Kavorkian) Theater includes The Lovers (Mag), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mrs. Lovett), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Pizza Man (Alice), Mystery Musical (Susan), Nunky Gruel (Eliza), and The Women (Mrs. Morehead). Julia has also appeared in BOX (Julia), Listen… (Ensemble), and Shrewd (Kate) with Improbable Stage Company in New York City. She has a BS in Theater from Skidmore College, is a member of the Improbable Stage Company, and trained at the British American Drama Academy in Shakespeare and High Comedy.
Patrick Jones

PATRICK ANDREW JONES (James, Luis) is a recent graduate of the University of Richmond and an MFA Candidate at the American Conservatory Theater (Class of 2017). Patrick is thrilled to be working with EITC on Real/Crazy.  He has recently appeared in East in Red at The Kraine as Aaron, Elevator at The Brick Theater as Ian, Biting Tongues at Joria Studios as Sam, The Shape of Things with Estraña Theater Company as AdamCheck him out in several upcoming NYU Films including Murphy's Law And Co-Ed TNT. Thanks to wonderful friends and family. patrickandjones@gmail.com

Samuel Platizky
SAMUEL PLATIZKY (Doctor Kavorkian)Received his BA in English with a Concentration in Theatre from New Jersey City University, where he starred in many plays including No Exit, Next Time I'll Sing to You, and Anything Goes. On the New York stage, Sam has appeared in the NY debut productions of Something Wicked, The Lord of the Flies, The Funeral Director's Wife, and American Games. He has also written and starred in several of his own self produced films including: Blaming George Romero (Official Selection - 2011 Golden Door International Film Festival, Official Selection - 2011 Bergenfield Film Festival), Red Scare (Gold Kahuna Award for Best Feature Length Film - 2012 Honolulu Film Awards, Silver Ace Award for Best Feature Length Film - 2012 Last Vegas Film Festival, Honorable Mention - 2012 Mockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, Official Selection - 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival, Official Selection - 2012 Golden Door International Film Festival), and Blackout. He is currently in post production on a web series he co-wrote and starred in called Lost and Found.
Cristina Ramos
CRISTINA M RAMOS, aka Cha! (Playwright, Caterina), a 2012 graduate of Columbia University & current student at The Lee Strasberg Institute, is an actress, playwright, & all around theatre creator. Acting credits include: Hellcab, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite, Bat Boy: The Musical, and Carmen Rivera’s Under the Mango Tree, as well as dance-theater productions at venues like Madison Square Garden & Arena NYC. She has worked production/admin with New World Stages (Stage Entertainment USA), TeatroStageFest, and The Maria Torres Dance Theater Company. Technical credits include: Karina Arroyave's The Love Junkies of Hell's Kitchen (SM), Growing Up Gonzalez (SM), Claudio Tolchachir's The Coleman Family's Omission (assistant director), Zombie Prom: The Musical (director), and Sweeney Todd (assistant producer). Cristina is currently pursuing an acting career while working on two original plays (Real | Crazy, Strangers in the Night) and an adaptation of a favorite Spanish play (El tragaluz). Learn more about Cristina on her website: www.cristinamramos.com

KATHERINE SOMMER (Director) is a producer and director working primarily in the tri-state area.  She is a Skidmore College graduate and a current board member of the North Jersey-based theatre company Tomfoolery Theatre, where she has co-produced Godspell and Zombie Prom.  She has directed productions in four consecutive Writer/Director Forums at the Looking Glass Theater (NY).  She is proud to be a founding member of the innovative and wonderful Everyday Inferno Theatre Company where she now serves as Producing Director.  With Everyday Inferno, Katherine was the producer of Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy and the director of Dog and Human as part of The Golden Hour and The Policy as part of the first annual If on a Winter's Night...  She is excited to be a part of this year's FRIGID festival and is, as always, eternally grateful to her incredibly supportive parents and friends.

† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members

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Pay the Piper Cast & Staff

Anne Dufault
ANNE DUFAULT (Stage Directions) is thrilled work with Everyday Inferno as their director of development and an associate artist.  Anne is a performer for the show Sex Signals, which tours the country to military bases and colleges to create discussion about how to stop sexual assault. She has worked as an actor in New York City and Cincinnati, OH, and is a graduate of Skidmore College’s theater program and the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.  For more information, please visit annedufault.com.
Meghann Garmany
MEGHANN GARMANY (Erna)After much anticipation and a long awaited collaboration, Meghann is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno and Regina Robbins! Meghann was most recently seen as Devon Tramore in Fengar Gael’s Devil Dog Six with The Spiral Studio Theatre. Other recent projects include The Laramie Cycle and a reading of Martine Sainvil’s That Would Never Happen Here produced and directed by Katie McHugh with The Playwrights Gallery.  Prior to that, she was seen in Living Arrangements directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser and Deborah Savadge’s When Danny Comes Back for Us. Other favorites include Boston Marriage, Eurydice directed by Megan Carney, and Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues directed by Ashley Sparks.  To learn more about upcoming projects or to subscribe to Meghann’s newsletter, visit www.MeghannGarmany.com.
Jennifer Gill

JENNIFER GILL (Frau Kruger)was most recently seen in I Shall Forget You Presently (Frigid NY Festival 2014 Audience Choice Award). Previous credits include: Arsenic and Old Lace, The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, The Dysfunctional Guide to Home Perfection, Marital Bliss and Passionate Hot Romance (Frigid NY Festival 2009 Audience Choice Award), Comedy of Errors, The Voysey Inheritance, and Romeo and Juliet. She currently serves on the board of Dysfunctional Theatre Company as Treasurer. Jennifer holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Jane Elias
JANE ELIAS (Frau Schmitt)recently completed a run at Access Theater of her solo show Do This One Thing for Me. Other credits include Lobby Hero (Hampton Theater Co.), Three Days of Rain (Flatiron Playhouse), and Mary Theresa (Women of Color). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Washington Square, trans lit mag, and The Southampton Review, among others. BA, English: Duke. MFA, creative writing: NYU; she studied acting at Michael Howard Studios and with Larry Singer. janeelias.weebly.com
Samuel Platizky
SAMUEL PLATIZKY (Herr Kruger) Received his BA in English with a Concentration in Theatre from New Jersey City University, where he starred in many plays including No Exit, Next Time I'll Sing to You, and Anything Goes. On the New York stage, Sam has appeared in the NY debut productions of Something Wicked, The Lord of the Flies, The Funeral Director's Wife, and American Games. He has also written and starred in several of his own self produced films including: Blaming George Romero (Official Selection - 2011 Golden Door International Film Festival, Official Selection - 2011 Bergenfield Film Festival), Red Scare (Gold Kahuna Award for Best Feature Length Film - 2012 Honolulu Film Awards, Silver Ace Award for Best Feature Length Film - 2012 Last Vegas Film Festival, Honorable Mention - 2012 Mockfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, Official Selection - 2012 New Jersey International Film Festival, Official Selection - 2012 Golden Door International Film Festival), and Blackout. He is currently in post production on a web series he co-wrote and starred in called Lost and Found.
Jay Thomas
JAY WILLIAM THOMAS (Koby)Off-Brodway Einstein produced by the Variations Theatre Group and Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, Off-Off Broadway Something Wicked Everyday Inferno Theatre, Zombie Frat House Bash EndTimes Productions, I Do wonder Synapse Theatre Ensemble, Leaving Normal Avalon Studios. Jay is a company member of Ripple Effects artists and currently working on the role of Danny in the upcoming production of Deathbed By Mark Shultz. Jay is a Graduate from Western Kentucky University. Jwilliamthomas.com 
ANAIS KOIVISTO (Director) is an award-winning New York based director with an interest in new works and heightened-language classics. Previous credits include Something Wicked (FRIGID New York Festival, Hangover Selection for the Kraine Theatre), Jen Tries Vacation as part of If on a Winter's Night... (The Access Theater), In the Land of Giants as part of The Golden Hour (Central Park), Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (The Jan Hus Playhouse), It’s Just the Radio (The Looking Glass Theatre Forum), The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions), and Speed Shakespeare – Hamlet, R&J (Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy). Anaïs is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT, is a New York Affiliate member of Seiche Productions, and has served as a member of (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and the Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy. www.anaiskoivisto.com
REGINA ROBBINS (Playwright)is a writer, director, and native New Yorker. Her plays include Enter Attendant, Disguised (Expanded Arts), Not a Dream (Six Figures Theatre), and It's Just the Radio (directed by Anaïs Koivisto), which won several awards at the Looking Glass Theatre's Spring 2012 Forum, including Best Production, Best Playwright, and Audience Favorite. Regina has also had staged readings presented by Identity Theater Company, the Directors Company, and Everyday Inferno Theatre. Her directing credits include Antony and Cleopatra (Looking Glass Forum) and The Cure for Panacea (Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source). Other company associations: Oslo Elsewhere, Horizon Theatre Rep, Untitled Theatre Co. #61. Regina has also made three films; they have been seen in cities around the U.S., winning awards in New York, San Diego, Cleveland, and Asheville, NC. BA, Yale University; MFA, Columbia School of the Arts; MA, CUNY Graduate Center.
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members