Punk as Fuck

Punk as Fuck
Part of Punks & Provocateurs (two plays in rotating repertory)


The Access Theater Gallery
380 Broadway, NYC
June 4th through June 21st

Tickets $18 for one show, $20 for both

Punk as Fuck (running time: 90 minutes)
by Michael K. White & Dianna Stark
Directed by Katherine Sommer

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In PUNK AS FUCK, a world-premiere play by Michael K. White and Dianna Stark, youth, passion, and ideals collide on a fateful Friday night in 1991. It's the era of grunge, alt-rock, and 90s punk, and a garage band has gathered for a rehearsal that will end up taking them on an emotional roller coaster ride through their deepest secrets and hidden longings.  Set against a background of live music, this is a play for anyone who has ever been young, angry, and in love (and, let’s be honest, that means it’s for everyone).



Kisky Holwerda
KISKY HOLWERDA (Cassandra) is so excited to be working with Everyday Inferno and all these wonderful humans on Punk as Fuck.  She was recently seen as Tranio in Taming of the Shrew (The Fools & Kings Project) and in Marriage of Figaro (On Wheels Productions).  Kisky is a recent graduate of Kenyon College where she happened to pick up drumming to fill a credit requirement and get out her pent up aggression, but she can now firmly say to her parents that those lessons were more than just a structured way to hit things (thanks Mom and Dad!)
Preston Mulligan
PRESTON MULLIGAN (Cage) is a recent graduate of the Atlantic Acting Conservatory as well as a new import to New York from Grand Rapids, MI. While there, he received the Michigan Grand Award for Best Lead Actor for his role in Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Other past favorite works are Fortress (Billy), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon), One Man, Two Guvnors (Band Leader), and directing After the Beep. Preston has also appeared in numerous films, web series and commercials and is thrilled to show an audience what being punk as fuck really means.
Alexis Robbins
ALEXIS ROBBINS (Daisy) is delighted to get the opportunity to work with Everyday Inferno! She earned her BFA from Boston University's School of Theatre. Some favorite past roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cherry in The Beaux Stratagem, Celia in As You Like It, and Felicity in The Real Inspector Hound. She works as a member of The Murder Mystery Company, No Tea Productions, and The Rhapsody Collective where she originated the role of the zany and hilarious Marjorie in Pageant Tales and Beauty Fails at Theatre for a New City. She is from Jacksonville, FL. www.alexis-robbins.com
Russell Sperberg
RUSSELL SPERBERG (Lee) is a New York-based actor / writer / musician, and he is honored and excited to make his Everyday Inferno debut. Previous credits include Friar John in R & J & Z (New Ohio Theatre), Prospero in The Tempest (Harper Joy Theatre), Peter in Nobody Heard Us Singing (St. Jean's Players), Doppelganger in YOUARENOWHERE (Coil Festival), Eddie in The Drunken City (HJT), Homer in Floyd Collins (HJT), and The Father in Eurydice (HJT). He is a recent graduate of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. In his spare time, he enjoys the academic pursuit of Stephen Sondheim. He loves his friends and family very much. 
Quinn Wise
QUINN WISE (Simon) is thrilled to be making his New York theatre debut!  Regionally, he has been featured in many ensembles including: Joseph...Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls, and Cinderella just to name a few.  Workshops: The Legend of New York (Salzman and Cunningham), The Pain and the Itch (Last Chance Theatre).  Proud graduate of the BA program at Millikin University!  Much love to Mom, Dad, Luke, Mo, Julia, and Shay.
HELENA FARHI (Assistant Director) is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno!  A recent graduate of NYU Tisch, she spent the last four years studying acting in the Meisner and Classical Studios.  She is excited to finally pursue her long-time goals of directing, acting and writing in NYC.  Big thanks to Katherine and Anais for this opportunity! 

GARY FLOWERS (Production Stage Manager) is new to New York and looking forward to working with everyone at the Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. Previous credits include Pride and Prejudice as well as Stop Kiss, both from the University of Findlay, where he got a BA in theatre, with an emphasis on Technology and Design. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.

ANAIS KOIVISTO (Punks & Provocateurs - Co-Producer) is an award-winning New York-based freelance director with an interest in new works and heightened-language classics. Previous credits include The Turn of the Screw at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, A Map to Somewhere Else (133rd Street Arts Center Lab), Something Wicked and Heart of Oak (Hangover Encore selections in the 2014 and 2015 FRIGID New York festivals), Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (The Jan Hus Playhouse), and multiple short plays and readings with Everyday Inferno, 3V, the Looking Glass Theater Forum, and the Core Artists' Ensemble. 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
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.
DIANNA STARK (Playwright) is a former bass playing ergonomics officer with a BA in English/Creative Writing (Magna Cum Laude.)  Her poetry has appeared in Blue Print Review. Along with Michael K. White she is the author of the"Daguerreotype Dialogues" a series of short plays produced and performed monthly by MTF Short Play Lab and Manhattan Repertory Co. in New York.
MICHELLE TOBIAS (Punks & Provocateurs - Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno! She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Previous design credits include: The Crucible, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, What The Butler Saw (FDU); Royal Fables (Libra Theatre Company); The Drowning Girls (Strange Sun Theatre); born bad, the displacement project, The Altruists (NYU). Previous associate/assistant credits include: The Nutcracker (Ballet Etudes; Westport, CT); Marcellus Shale, Obskene (Talking Band); The Dance of Death (Red Bull Theatre). She also works as a Master Electrician at FDU and NYU: Tisch and teaches at 2 private schools in NYC. mtobiasdesign.com
MICHAEL K. WHITE (Playwright) wasted his youth as a member of the semi -legendary playwriting group Broken Gopher Ink.  Their New York shows were Human Skeletal Remains 1983 A Fall of Stones 1988 The Black Blood of Angels 1989 Stigmata 1990 Men In Black 1991 The Amazing Melting Man 1991 Confetti  1995 Clazion Catches Light 1995 My Heart and The Real World 1999-2001. His novel, "My Apartment" and Broken Gopher Ink's "Four Plays" are  available on Amazon.com and fine bookstores everywhere.
* Indicates members of AEA
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members