- Monday, March 30 at 8pm
- Theaterlab @ 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC
- Just $10!
- Seating is limited. Reserve tickets in advance (recommended!), email us at 3VTheatre@gmail.com.
It’s almost that time when “April showers bring May flowers!” And that also means it’s time to get SOAKED!
We’re telling watery tales of all kinds – plays about showers, rain, tears – as long as there’s a wet, watery element to the story, we’re talking about it!
The featured plays in SOAKED are:
WOO HER LIKE A BADASS
Written by Donna Latham, Directed by Allanda “Al” Lattin
CAST: Nick Connolly, AngelMorality Dotson, Mike Holt & Joshua Key-Maginnis
Written by Laura Hirschberg, Directed by Rachel Pfennigwerth
CAST: Jennifer Apple, Alexandra Hiotakis, Erica Jensen & Lucy Spain
HAPPY WATERSLIDE LOVE
Written by Lenny Schwartz, Directed by Jenn Tufaro
CAST: Lee Chrisman, James Fouhey & Ashley Lovell
WALLAROO, THE GOLDFISH
Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton Directed Rebecca Lewis-Whitson
CAST: Alexandra Hiotakis, Laura Michelle & Jenn Tufaro
FRANKIE AIN’T COMIN’ HOME OR THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
Written by Aliza Shane, Directed by Robert A.K. Gonyo
CAST: Kate Dickinson, Judy Molner, Taylor Lane Ross & Randy Warshaw
Written by Jenn Tufaro, Directed by Aliza Shane
CAST: Amie Amis, Suzanna Chmielarz, Edan Jacob Levy & Chanel Thomas
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WOO HER LIKE A BADASS
DONNA LATHAM (Playwright) is thrilled to be involved with 3V again! Donna’s plays have been produced coast to coast and across the pond. Selected credits: And We Will Share the Sky was a Kennedy Center Finalist for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award and was the recipient of the National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Award from the University of Central Missouri. Grievances and Whirligigs was part of the Biscuit Tin Reading Series in Belfast. A Midnight Clear: The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a semi-finalist, Dionysus Cup Festival of New Plays; Polarity Ensemble Theatre Company, Chicago. It will receive its US premiere in the Chicago area later this year. Donna is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.
ALLANDA “AL” LATTIN (Director) is a freelance director currently working in the land of Broadway props by day and in the beautiful world of directing underground theatre by night. She feels extremely fortunate to be living in New York City, working with 3V Theatre, getting to express her passion, and live her life. She thanks her friends and family for all their support, 3V theatre, and YOU for coming to the show; please enjoy it!!
NICK CONNOLLY (Cyrano), a classically trained baritone active with local and regional opera companies, is happy to take the night off from singing to join 3V for this night of readings. He was most recently seen as the title role in Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg with the Frigid Festival, where he was praised for his “commanding baritone.” A veteran of NYC’s Dicapo Opera and dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Nick has an M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, and a B.M. from Rutgers University. He can next be seen with the Natchez Festival of Music, where he will sing the Bonze in Madama Butterfly and cover the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance.
ANGELMORALITY DOTSON (Jocelyn) is looking forward to her second staged reading with 3V Theatre. She would like to thank her family, friends, and loving boyfriend for being her constant support system and inspiration.
MIKE HOLT (Ralphie) is very pleased to be working with the 3V and its Staged Reading series. A Director and Producer of short films, check out his YouTube channel.
JOSHUA KEY-MAGINNIS (Romeo) is happy to be back for another staged reading with 3V! He hails from South Portland, Maine, and received his BA in Theatre from Wagner College. Favorite roles include the title character in MacChin (NYC Fringe), the Preacher from Fallen (Looking Glass Spring Forum), Lupine from The Learned Ladies (Brooklyn Gallery Players), and Flute in Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hobbies and loves include improv, sketch, and Ninja Turtles (in general). Special thanks to Erica for support and love. This and all performances are dedicated to Gigi and Kiki may you rest in peace.
LAURA HIRSCHBERG (Playwright) is a proud core member of 3V. Most recently, her short play Echoes was featured in 3V’s evening of staged readings, Shocktober. Laura has also directed and assistant directed for the company. Non-3V-related writing adventures include the recent production of Heart of Oak (Everyday Inferno) and an upcoming production of Fish Food, as part of WorkShop Theater Company’s one act festival, A La Carte: A Feast of New Plays. LauraHirschberg.com
RACHEL PFENNIGWERTH (Director) is delighted to be directing her first 3V staged readings and making her directing debut here in New York City. She is a proud member of the 3V company and looks forward to creating wonderful pieces of art with this talented family. Happy spring! rachelpfennigwerth.
JENNIFER APPLE (The White Whale) is excited to be a back with 3V for this reading! She was recently seen in Factory Girls at 54 Below and Lysistrata, The Vaudeville at The Musical Theatre Factory, and will be appearing in Theory of Relativity at Goodspeed Musicals in May! Some favorite credits include: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel – Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Hodel – Cape Fear Regional Theatre [dir: Gary John LaRosa, Tevye: Bill Nolte]), Something Funny’s Going On (54 Below – dir/chor: Martin Charnin, Lee Roy Reams), Grease (Rizzo), Les Miserables (Eponine) and [title of show] (Susan). JenniferApple.net
ALEXANDRA HIOTAKIS (One-Legged Man) is proud to be a part of Soaked. She spent over 10 years traveling and performing only to come back to her love, New York City. Recently closed Dye It and Exorcise (Kelly) and Get The Gig! (Andie). Her favorite theater roles include Never Have I (Julie), Monstrous Love (Facilitator), and Pedestrian Casualty (Ms. K). 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! alexandrahiotakis.com
ERICA JENSEN (Narrator) 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 the NYC Fringe Festival. As always, Erica thanks all her friends and family for their love and support, especially Poo.
LUCY SPAIN (Joey) – I am a professional actress and amateur human being currently calling New York City home. There’s something about running water that reminds me life will progress and move forward. Even if were in a place where we can’t emulate the water, and instead act as the stubborn stone upon which it flows. We change and evolve regardless, as the continuous fluid movement of life washes over us and changes our shape. Let these Soaked works remind us to strive to be the water; the force of progression in our own lives. It is always a pleasure and honor to work with the creative souls of 3V and all of the wonderful artists and audience they attract. Special thanks to Aliza and Jenn for having me, and all of my friends and family who tirelessly support my crazy artistic endeavors!
HAPPY WATERSLIDE LOVE
LENNY SCHWARTZ (Playwright) is the writer/ director of such plays as Subject 62, Buster Keaton: Fade to Black, Lucy, The Wire Game, Higher Methods and Fidelity as well as many others. He is the screenwriter of Scorpio Film Releasing’s film Murder University which is available on DVD in national distribution. He is also the screenwriter for the films Normal (going around to film festivals), Accidental Incest (just premiered) and Scorpio and IM Filmworks production of Scary Little F*&ckers. Lenny lives in Rhode Island and is often seen in New York City looking for trouble.
JENN TUFARO (Director) originally from North Dakota, has worked in NYC as an actor, director, playwright, stage manager, production manager, board op, designer and producer. The Co-Artistic Director of 3V Theatre, Jenn has written, directed or acted in all four of 3V’s staged reading events – Threesomes (playwright), Say Uncle! (playwright, director), Caged (playwright, director) and Shocktober (playwright, actor). Other acting credits include: Just A Reading, Baal (Looking Glass Theatre), What Happens to Women Here (Stone Soup/Richmond Shepard Theatre), The Maguffin (Stone Soup/Philadelphia Fringe Festival), The Ghost Dancers (Stone Soup/June Havoc Theatre, MITF Award, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play), A Chicken Goes to Broadway (Samuel French Short Play Festival, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre), Young Jean Lee’s Church (The Public Theater) and Always Family (The Kirk Theater on Theatre Row). Much love to her amazing hubby Greg, her sweet boy Jake and baby boy #2 arriving May 2015.
LEE CHRISMAN (Attendant) has acted Off-Broadway with Marvell Rep, the Pearl Theatre Co., and LAByrinth playwriting workshops. Film/TV roles include My Secret Friend, Dots, and multiple true-crime nail-biters.
JAMES FOUHEY (Mason) – Credits include the New York premieres of The Recommendation and Restoration Comedy (The Flea Theater). Regionally, he has performed in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Huntington Theatre), Cyrano De Bergerac (Oak Park Festival Theatre), and in A Perfect Wedding (Circle Theatre) among other productions. James is also the narrator of more than 20 audio books. jamesfouhey.com
ASHLEY LOVELL (Olivia) is a NYC native, all-around creative and seeker of adventures of all kinds who dislikes speaking in the third person. I am fortunate enough to play with amazing creatives on stage and in all forms of media. I am so grateful for all those who foster my light and many more. Lovelovelove! Enjoy your days! ashleylovell.net
WALLAROO, THE GOLDFISH
NANCY GALL-CLAYTON (Playwright) was a Tennessee Williams Scholar at Sewanee Writers Conference and a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University. Her plays have been on stages on three continents and in 24 states. She is published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Motes Books, and others. Nancy is a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights and serves as Kentucky’s representative to the Dramatists Guild.
REBECCA LEWIS-WHITSON (Director) is happy to join 3V for her third reading series! She has assistant directed with APAC, the 2010 Fringe Festival, and The Management at the Brunswick Starr, and has directed new works with Reality Aside Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Mekka Collective, Unity Stage Company, EBE Ensemble, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Secret Theatre, Forward Flux Productions, 3Voices Theatre, Variations Theatre Group and the Estrogenius Festival. Rebecca has studied with ESPA/Primary Stages and was lucky enough to attend SDCF’s Emerging Artist’s Symposium and the Chicago Director’s Lab. rlewiswhitson.weebly.com
ALEXANDRA HIOTAKIS (June) — SEE ABOVE
LAURA MICHELLE (Haley) is thrilled to be a part of Soaked! Stage: Never Have I (The Chain Theatre); The Apples; Welcome to Jesus Juice; Landscape (Coffee Black Productions); Almost, Maine; The Heiress; As You Like It; The Laramie Project; Lives of the Great Waitresses (St. Michael’s College). Select Film/TV: Perspective; Free Bike (Best Supporting Actress, 48hr Film Festival), L&O: SVU, The Carrie Diaries as well as the forthcoming Flesh and Bone. Training: BA in Fine Arts from St. Michael’s College, training at the Actors Studio Drama School, as well as intensives at London Academy of Performing Arts and Shakespeare’s Globe, UK. So much, Mama, so much.
JENN TUFARO (Wallaroo) — SEE ABOVE
FRANKIE AIN’T COMIN’ HOME OR THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
ALIZA SHANE (Playwright) — SEE ABOVE
ROBERT A.K. GONYO (Director) is a theatre director, actor, sound designer, voiceover artist, and musician residing in Queens. He is a Founder & Director of Co-Op Theatre East, the producer of Go See a Show!, the off-off-Broadway podcast, and a member of The Best Thing Ever, a directors collective. robertgonyo.com
KATE DICKINSON (Janey Joe) is excited to be a part of her first 3V production! Kate’s most recent credits include The Tragedy of Dandelion and Bane. She is also the co-founder of APT Theater, a company that presents original work in apartments in New York City, and is currently working on their fourth season.
JUDY MOLNER (Bobbi Rae) is delighted to be part of Soaked with 3 Voices Theatre, after having such magnificent experiences working on Shocktober last Fall, and on Mein Uncle last Spring! Judy is a fairly recent transplant to New York City, from Rochester, NY. She received her MFA from Trinity Rep Conservatory, in Providence, Rhode Island. Favorite roles include, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ella in Curse of the Starving Class, Grace in Faith Healer and Portia in Merchant of Venice. Current project begins next week – stage managing for the highly acclaimed Bedlam Theatre’s Spring production, Man: Solo!
TAYLOR LANE ROSS (Roberta Mae Sue) is thrilled to be joining the 3V Theatre family. She made her NYC debut last summer at the New York International Fringe Festival in Fatty Fatty No Friends (Susie). Regional credits include Urinetown The Musical (Little Sally), The Addams Family (Flapper/Wednesday U/S) Bat Boy: The Musical (Ruthie Taylor/Ned), Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad), A Flea in Her Ear (Nanette/Perrier), Les Miserables (Eponine), and An American Tragedy by Charles Strouse (Mary/Hester). Nominated for several Broadwayworld.com awards including “Person to Watch” and “Best Actress Under 25.” taylorlaneross.com
RANDY WARSHAW (Greg) is happy to be making his first appearance with 3V Productions. Originally from Denver, Colorado, he is making good use of his diploma from the University of Northern Colorado as a bartender in midtown. Film Credits: Deadly Sins (Supporting), Out on a Limb (Principal), Supers (Principal). Stage credits: Knight of the Burning Pestle (The Giant), Loot (Dennis), Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. He would like to thank 3V and Rachel for all of their support. Randy is also a DJ – want to hear? RandyWarshaw.weebly.com
JENN TUFARO (Playwright) — SEE ABOVE
ALIZA SHANE (Director) is a director, playwright and producer. Aliza most recently wrote and directed Mein Uncle, An absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, produced by 3V Theatre. Past credits include: writing/directing Are You There Zeus? It’s Me, Electra (PC Award for Outstanding Direction), The Imaginary Invalid: By Prescription Only (PC Award for Overall Production), The Spanish Wives: A Groovy Tale of Peace, Love and Restoration, and The Three Sillies (NYIT Award for Outstanding Short Script). Aliza is the co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of 3 Voices Theatre.
AMIE AMIS (Cabbie) is thrilled to be making her debut with 3V Theatre. Amie recently rekindled her old flame for acting since working as a French hornist for Broadway pit orchestras. Her return to the stage began with the Medicine Show Theatre, playing the trouble-making sister in the vaudevillian musical comedy, Helen of Troy, New York. She completed the improv and sketch programs at the Peoples Improv Theater and holds two degrees in music performance. Her favorite talents include singing, dancing, her loud laugh, and eating kale. She is currently pursuing comedy and plugging her new album of original songs. amieamis.com
SUZANNA CHMIELARZ (Summer)
EDAN JACOB LEVY (Lifeguard) is thrilled to be a part of 3V’s Soaked staged readings. Edan is an Israeli-American actor based in NYC. A member of The Flea Theater’s resident acting company, The Bats, and is a graduate of The Stella Adler Studio. Theater Highlights: @ The Flea – Private Room #6 (Daniela Hart, Dir.), The System (Michael Raine, Dir.), The Mysteries (Ed Iskandar,Dir.), and #serials@theflea (weekly late night episodic madness). Other NYC Credits: Cadence Home (TE’A, Michael Goldried, Dir.), The Office of Dead Letters (FringeNYC), All’s Well That Ends Well (Ian Hersey, Dir.), Three Sisters (Caroline Wood, Dir.) Edan would like to thank Aliza, Jenn and all the cast and crew. A lotta love to the fam’ back home.
CHANEL THOMAS (April) is thrilled to be back working with 3V! She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and has most recently been involved with short film projects and starting her own production company. She is excited that a film she worked on over the summer will be making its debut in the Cannes Film Festival in May. Many thanks to Aliza, Jenn, and all the people that made tonight possible.