Say Uncle!

SayUncle

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  • Tuesday, October 22 @ 8pm
  • Joria Productions, Mainstage Theater @ 260 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (7th/8th Aves)
  • Just $10!
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3V Theatre is thrilled to announce its first full-length production — Mein Uncle, written and directed by Co-Artistic Director Aliza Shane — coming in 2014.  Based on the true story of Geli Raubal, niece to the most infamous villain in history, Mein Uncle is a love story, ruled by mystery, obsession and ultimately, madness. Mein Uncle is a tale of love gone terribly wrong, an absurdist look at the bizarre secret relationship that influenced the man behind the darkest event of the 20th century.

In conjunction with our first major production, we’re launching our 2nd Staged Reading Series: Say Uncle!

There are all kinds of Uncles out there – Uncle Sam, Uncle Tom, Drunk Uncle. You could even be a Monkey’s Uncle.  Join us as we bring you six different tales – funny, tragic and bizarre stories of “uncles!”

The featured plays in SAY UNCLE! are:

BOB’S YOUR UNCLE
Written by Donna Latham, Directed by Anais Koivisto
CAST: Andrew Gelles, Joshua Key-Maginnis, Ashley Lovell & Brielle Silvestri

A FRIEND REQUEST FROM UNCLE JACK
Written by Duncan Pflaster, Directed by Jenn Tufaro
CAST: Jordan Tierney & Jennifer Lynn Tune

CONFIDENCES
Written by Sierra Marcks, Directed by Rebecca Lewis-Whitson
CAST: Mark Gordon & Alexandra Hiotakis

PATRUE MI PATRUISSIMO
Written by Aliza Shane, Directed by Casey Cleverly
CAST: Jennifer Apple, Carley Colbert & Stacy Ann Strang

UNCLE FESTER’S HURRICANE PARTY
Written by Susan Burns, Directed by Megan Cooper
CAST: V. Orion Delwaterman, Mark-Eugene Garcia, Erica Jensen & Jill Wurzburg

I HEART UNCLE JESSE
Written by Jenn Tufaro, Directed by Aliza Shane
CAST: Toccara Castleman & Meghan Rose Tonery

BOB’S YOUR UNCLE

Donna Latham

 

Donna Latham (Playwright) — Donna’s plays have been produced coast to coast. Recently, Grievances and Whirligigs was part of the Biscuit Tin Reading Series in Belfast. And We Will Share the Sky was a Kennedy Center regional finalist for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award. Donna is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. She’s thrilled to be part of 3V Staged Readings.

 

Anais Koivisto (Director) is a New York based freelance director and the Artistic Director of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. Previous credits include In the Land of Giants (Central Park), Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (The Jan Hus Playhouse), It’s Just the Radio (Looking Glass Forum), Three Patricias (Staged Reading, Space on White), and Erik Ehn’s The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions). Anais holds a BFA from Boston University, has studied at LAMDA and ACT, and is a New York Affiliate member of Seiche Productions. www.anaiskoivisto.com

Andrew Gelles

 

Andrew Gelles (Uncle Mikey) is an actor from NYC who does Film, TV and Theatre on both coasts.

 

 

Josh Key-Maginnis

 

Joshua Key-Maginnis (Enda) hails from South Portland, Maine and is excited to be working with 3V!  He got his BA in Theatre from Wagner College on Staten Island, and was recently seen at the PIT for NYC Sketchfest as a part of STuFF comedy and will be a major part in the upcoming one act festival for NYC Actors/Playwrights Guild.  Favorite roles include the title character in McChin: The Lamentable tale of Jay Leno (NYC Fringe) and Lenny in Rumors.  To see more of Josh check out Stufffilms.com!  Thanks to family, friends, and my beautiful fiancé!  This and all shows are dedicated to Gigi and Kiki.

 

Ashley Lovell

Ashley Lovell (Fiona/3V Voice) is a NYC native, all-around creative, and seeker of adventures of all kinds who dislikes speaking in the 3rd person. I’m fortunate enough to play/work/study with amazing colleagues/students/teachers, which is always great fun and, often enough, results in celebrated productions to boot. I recently met someone who has a life philosophy to make each day the best he’s yet had and am incorporating that into my own, which is to enjoy/learn/create/share as much as I can make possible. Everybody in this production ROCKS! We are SO lucky! More at ashleylovell.net. Enjoy your days!

 

Brielle SilvestriBrielle Silvestri (Moira) has always been drawn to theatre as a collaborative art form and is particularly interested in working with projects from their developmental stages. As an actor, she has performed with The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Allentown Shakespeare, and The Passage Theatre of NJ, among others. In addition to acting, Brielle volunteers with The 52nd Street Project, takes Improv and Sketch Comedy Writing classes through the Magnet Theater, and can be found up in the air in Brooklyn, taking trapeze and aerial silks classes for fun.

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A FRIEND REQUEST FROM UNCLE JACK

Duncan PflasterDuncan Pflaster (Playwright) has won awards for his plays Fourteen Hundred and Sixty Sketches of Your Left Hand, The Empress of Sex, The Taint of Equality, Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants, The Thyme of the Season, The Starship Astrov, Sweeter Dreams, The Wastes of Time, Bill’s Threesome, Dark Night of the Russet Rascal, Mine or Yours, Eternity: Time Without End, Nine-Tenths of the Law, Say Something Shocking (The Spit-Take Play), and The Tragedy of Dandelion. Other selected plays include Really Real Love, Suckers, Admit Impediments, Sleeping in Tomorrow, Hate Myself in the Morning, Pleased as Man With Man to Dwell, and Ore, or Or. Five of his full-length plays are published online at Indie Theater Now. Pocket Universe will be published in Smith & Kraus’ The Best New Ten Minute Plays 2013, a monologue from The Taint of Equality in Smith & Kraus’ The Best Male Monologues 2013, and two monologues from Fourteen Hundred… in The Best Male Monologues 2014. He is a member of EMG Workshop as well as The Dramatists Guild. www.duncanpflaster.com

JennTufaro

 

Jenn Tufaro (Director/Producer)

 

 

Jordan Tierney

 

Jordan Tierney (Mikey / 3V Voice) has recently joined 3V and is thrilled to be in the early stages of their exciting company. He would like to thank Aliza Shane and Jenn Tufaro for the invitation to this and future projects. Also thanks to the cast, crew and those in the audience tonight. Please feel free to check out his website www.jordantierney.net for current and upcoming shows.

 

JenniferLynnTune

Jennifer Lynn Tune (Sonya) — Originally from Europe, Jennifer has been working professionally in the NYC Theatre as well as Film & TV scene for the past two years. Recent credits span from appearing on National Geographic and the History Channel to dancing in Deborah Kampmeier’s newest independent feature film Split to singing in Verdi’s opera Aida with MORE Opera.  She has studied with the brilliant Fiona Shaw and Leqoc legend Norman Taylor as well as continuing her education with the Pearl Theatre conservatory. When not performing, Jennifer Lynn Tune teaches Hot Yoga around the city and recently traveled to Thailand to get certified in Thai Massage. For more information visit www.jenniferlynntune.com. Gratitude and love to my family.

 

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CONFIDENCES

SierraMarcks

 

Sierra Marcks (Playwright/3V Voice) is thrilled to be working with 3V again!  Favorite credits as a performer include Are You There Zeus? It’s Me, Electra; Puppet Romeo & Juliet; Imaginary Invalid; Sonnets For An Old Century and more.  Short plays have been produced by 3V and Mad & Merry.

 

Rebecca Lewis-Whitson

Rebecca Lewis-Whitson (Director)  is thrilled to be directing with 3V Theatre for the first time, having first worked with the fabulous Aliza Shane at Looking Glass Theatre and then years later in a Site-Specific Directing class with ESPA Primary Stages. She has also directed and assistant directed with Reality Aside Theatre, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Mekka Collective, Unity Stage Company, EBE Ensemble, NYC Fringe Festival, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Management Theatre Company, The Secret Theatre, and most recently took a plunge into performance art with Forward Flux Productions. Last year Rebecca had the honor of traveling to Chicago to be a part of the 2012 Director’s Lab. Many thanks to her parents for never once suggesting that maybe she should start focusing more on a “real job,” and to Jeff for the kind of life that makes her continue wanting to tell stories.

 

Mark Gordon (Tim) — Uncle Mark Gordon is so happy to be a part of this wonderful 3V Theatre production.  Peace and Love to all.

 

Alexandra Hiotakis

 

Alexandra Hiotakis (Juliet) is proud to be in her first 3V reading. She spent over 10 years traveling and performing only to come back to her love, New York City. Her most recent shows include Facilitator in Monstrous Love, Ms. K in Pedestrian Casualty, Sutton’s Mom & Coach in The Secret Life of Girls, and 2011 V-Day The Vagina Monologues. She is currently working on building her film and TV resume. Thanks to all of her friends and amazing family for the love and support. Peace and Love! www.alexandrahiotakis.com

 

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PATRUE MI PATRUISSIMO

AlizaShane

 

Aliza Shane (Playwright/Producer)

 

 

Casey Cleverly (Director) is thrilled to be working with the lovely women of 3 Voices Theater for their 2nd reading series. As an artist, Casey creates new works of theatre that ask bold questions about contemporary society and pushes theatrical boundaries. Favorite directing credits include: Twelfth Night Wall Street (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; winner “Best Actress” award) Trojan Women Redux (adapter); The Importance of Being Earnest, Smooth Criminal (premiere), There is No Dash (premiere); Much Ado about Nothing, The Pie Queen of Chatham New York , Prince William (Bad Theater Fest), A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer, Rumors, The Butler Did It.  Her adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women (focusing on the current issues of human trafficking) is currently being used in the dramaturgy curriculum at Boston University. She is a Co-Founder of the NY based theater company, Co-Op Theatre East.  She holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, and studied script development at both The College of William and Mary, and Cambridge University. She is a member of the Chicago Director’s Lab and Old Vic, New Voices.  www.caseycleverly.com

 

Jennifer Apple

Jennifer Apple (Sydney) attended Muhlenberg College, where she majored in Acting/Directing in addition to minors in Creative Writing and Philosophy.  She has also studied physical theater and Commedia at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, and screen acting at Stonestreet Studios. Some favorite roles include: Rizzo in Grease, Nancy in Oliver!, Eponine in Les Miserables, Susan in [title of show], and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado. She will be appearing in Something Funny’s Going On at 54 Below on November 3rd and 17th, directed/conceived by Annie’s Martin Charnin. Check out more at www.JenniferApple.net

 

Carley Colbert

Carley Colbert (Alana) received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from SUNY New Paltz. She spent a semester studying with the Accademia dell’Arte where she fell in love with physical theatre. Carley has performed in numerous productions including Are You There Zeus? It’s Me, Electra at the Bleeker Street Theatre, The Flowers of Fantastico with FringeNYC and participated in The Winter Comedy Festival at Theatre54. Occasionally, Carley can be seen participating in interactive theatre such as Therapeutic Clowning with her fellow Medical Clowns.

 

Stacy Ann Strang

 

Stacy Ann Strang (Charla)

 

 

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UNCLE FESTER’S HURRICANE PARTY

Susan Burns (Playwright) first worked as an actor then playwright with 3V’s Aliza and Jenn at Looking Glass Theatre. Susan’s plays and sketch comedy have been performed in New York and Los Angeles. Her short films have screened at the Seattle International Film Festival and Palm Springs Short Film Festival. Susan would be very excited to have any Adams family member as a neighbor.

MeganCooper

 

Megan Cooper (Director) has worked as a director of both theatre and opera in NYC, regionally and in the UK. New York credits include: Spring Pictures of a Floating World (Peculiar Works Project at La Mama), the dreamer examines his pillow (Big Sky Prod.), Rip! (MITF), The Gift (AND), a number of Stickys (Blue Box Prod.), and Katherine Williams’s solo show Call Me (TIC, MITF, Estrogenius Fest).

 

V. Orion Delwaterman

 

V. Orion Delwaterman (Uncle Fester)

 

Mark-Eugene Garcia (Ray) is an writer/actor from Southern California and is so happy to be part of SAY UNCLE! with 3V Theatre. His recent roles include A Strange and Separate People (Jay Berman), The Taint of Equality or I Want Your Sex (Javier Pena), Six Silences In Three Movements (Sean), Leaves of Grass (soloist), The Boys in the Band (Larry), and Hamlet (Horatio). His written work includes the musicals Standby (New York International Fringe Festival- Encores Selection, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Next Link Selection), The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota (PCTF- Outstanding Book of a new Musical and/or Play with Music- Nominee),  and Facing East: A New Musical. Mark can be contacted at MarkgarciaMG@gmail.com. Check out www.markeugenegarcia.com

Erica Jensen

 

Erica Jensen (Sara) is very excited to work with 3V again! She has performed in several staged readings and plays for various theatre festivals all over the city, including last year’s NYC Fringe Festival. And as always, Erica thanks all her friends and family, especially Poo.

 

Jill Wurzburg

 

Jill Wurzburg (Taylor) is thrilled to work with 3V again and involved in so much new work! She’s a company member of Snorks and Piñs Productions and her favorite roles have included L’il Bit in How I Learned to Drive, Don John in Much Ado About Nothing, The Mute in The Fantasticks, and Kathryn in Splendour. www.jillwurzburg.com

 

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I HEART UNCLE JESSE

Jenn Tufaro (Playwright/Producer)

Aliza Shane (Director/Producer)

Toccara_Castleman

 

Toccara Castleman (Donna Jo) is a writer/actress/a few other artsy things from Chicago and is now based in NYC. This is her second production with the lovely ladies of 3V and she looks forward to collaborating with them again and again and again in the future. Find out more about Toccara on the Internet at www.toccaracastleman.com.

 

Meghan Rose Tonery

Meghan Rose Tonery (Becky/3V Voice) is thrilled to be an ensemble member of 3V Theatre! She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she received a B.A. in Theatre Performance.  Favorite roles include: Lulu, Life Among the Natives (Milk Can Theatre Company), Ethel, Yetta, and Rose in The Triangle Fire Factory Project (CenterStage), Olivia in Shakespeare in Hollywood (Blackfriars), Megan in Welcome to the Neighborhood (CenterStage), Corie in Barefoot in the Park (CenterStage), Theresa in The Hostage (RCP’s Irish Players of Rochester) and Olivia in Twelfth Night (Webster Shakespeare Festival).  Thank you to Aliza Shane, Toccara Castleman, and Jenn Tufaro!