October 25, 26, 27 & November 1, 2, 3 2013
The Glass Eye and terraNOVA Collective present
a soloNOVA ARTS production
SEXLESS IN THE BOROUGHS
Written and performed by COLLEEN O'CONNOR
Directed by KYLE METZGER
Featuring ANDREW DAVIES, DAN EMINO and ANNIE RUBINO.
154 Christopher Street, New York, 10014.
In a world where sex sells, this old virgin ain't buying. From Texas to New York City and beyond, Colleen O'Connor tells the true story of the most mythical creature: the 26 year old virgin. From being a homeless men-magnet to a string of less-than-desirable dating dregs, she transposes tales from her acclaimed blog Sexless In The Boroughs to the stage, facing her chronic virginity with humanity and humor, and giving voice to one of our generation's most taboo subjects.
Colleen O’Connor (Playwright and Performer) is originally from Dallas, Texas. In Dallas she taught and performed long form improv professionally, performing in festivals such as Out of Bounds, The Dirty South Comedy Festival, and The Gainesville Improv Festival. She moved to NYC to attend The Circle in the Square Acting School. Upon graduating she became a founding member of a theatre collective, FRESH PRODUCE’d. She has also been the voice of many animated creatures in both regional and national commercials. Recently she’s discovered a new love for teaching kiddos and is currently enrolled in a teaching artist residency at P.S.11. She wants to thank all her loved ones for their tremendous support in this process, especially her mom for being the best fan there is, Kyle for giving her the courage and inspiration to keep pushing through, and her dad, for teaching her not only how to survive but to truly thrive. LOVE!!
Kyle Metzger (Director) is the Artistic Director of The Glass Eye and FRESH PRODUCE’d NYC. Current and recent projects include work at terraNOVA Collective, Culture Project’s Women Center Stage Festival, Tenement Street Workshop’s Snowballs Festival, Writopia at Theatre Row, Caps Lock Theatre, Perchance to Dream Theatre, Play on Words Productions, Truant Arts, Snorks and Pins, Ripple Effect Artists. www.glasseyenyc.wordpress.com
Andrew Davies (Performer) is an actor, writer, musician, and educator working in New York City. Andrew studied improv at The Magnet and is a member of Cherub Improv, a group which performs free improv shows for those who need a laugh. Andrew is currently touring the country with his Torah comedy show, The Bible Players. Since 2011, The Bible Players have entertained over 100 synagogues in 16 states, teaching Jews of all ages and backgrounds to be a “mensch”, or good person. Check out the show at www.thebibleplayers.com. Andrew would like to thank Colleen, Kyle, Annie, and Dan for making this process more fun than sex.
Dan Emino (Performer, Original Music) is a singer/songwriter who hails from Boston, MA. For the past few years, he’s been developing his sound on stages, bars, and street corners throughout Boston and New York. After relocating to Brooklyn last fall and meeting Colleen, he is honored to have had the opportunity to help bring Sexless in the Boroughs to life through music. Being able to place his songwriting into a theatre setting has been a new and gratifying experience. Dan is a graduate of the Hartt School of Muisc, and you can learn more about him at www.danemino.com. Thanks to Colleen and Kyle for allowing him to be part of such a special project!
Jason Fok (Lighting and Sound Designer) is thrilled to be making his NYC debut with Sexless in the Boroughs. He is a recent graduate of Ithaca College, where he received his BFA in Lighting Design. This past summer, he was the lighting design instructor at Appel Farm Performing Arts Camp. He is currently designing In the Heights with Union High School Performing Arts Academy and The 33rd Annual Halloween Gala with Theater for The New City. Other credits include Spring Awakening: The Musical (Ithaca College), Translations (Ithaca College), The Little Prince (Theater at Monmouth), Come to Leave (Kitchen Theater), and Twelfth Night (Ithaca Shakespeare). In addition to his theatre work, he is an intern with The Lighting Design Group, assisting and drafting for television lighting projects. Thank you to everyone involved. Enjoy the show! www.jasonfok.com
Becca Pickett* (Stage Manager). Int’l: Central Avenue Breakdown (DIMF 2012; Daegu, South Korea); The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado (New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Int’l Tour 2013). NY: The Hills Are Alive! (Melodion Theatre at NYMF 2013); The Mikado (NYGASP at City Center); Will Work For, Woman of Leisure and Panic, P.S. Jones and the Frozen City (terraNOVA Collective); Central Avenue Breakdown (NYMF 2011, Encore at NYMF 2012); Broadway Bares, Broadway Backwards (BC/EFA). Regional: Atlantic Stage, The Ohio Light Opera, Mac-Haydn Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre. Love and thanks to the Faces at home. Proud member AEA, SMA. www.beccapickett.com
Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR (Press) was instrumental in the launch of the Broadway musical Brooklyn and the National Tour of Mother Load. She has been integral in multi-dimensional campaigns for IT Award recipients, GLAAD Award winners, and Drama Desk nominees. Kampfire clients include All For One Theater Festival, Astoria Performing Arts Center, the cell: a twenty-first century salon, Tony Award winning Double Play Connections, The League of Professional Theater Women, Manhattan Theatre Works, New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Queens Theatre, The Telling Company, terraNOVA Collective, WorkShop Theater Company, and York Shakespeare Company. www.kampfirefilmspr.com
Annie Rubino (Performer) most recently played Rosalind, directed by Marc Masterson, at The Houston Shakespeare Festival. Other Festival credits include Adriana, Octavia, and Guildenstern. Other theatre credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and Theater at Monmouth. Annie also plays Fiona Finn in Flanagan’s Wake at Stage 72 and is a core member of FRESH PRODUCE’d. Trained with SITI Company, Red Bull Theater, and The University of Houston PATP, as well as Second City Chicago. Thank you to Colleen and Kyle for asking her to continue this journey with you.
Leta Tremblay (Producer) is a director and producer in New York City. As a producer, she has successfully mounted FullStop Collective’s Outfoxed at Access Theater, FOREPLAYS 2011 and FOREPLAYS 2012: FULL FERVOR at Galapagos Art Space, Unville Brazil at The Drilling Company Theatre, and HAMLETTES at FringeNYC 2010. She co-produced Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story with Purple Rep at FringeNYC 2011. Upcoming directing: The Belief Project (a developing piece of devised theater; residencies at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and the Dragon’s Egg Studio) and A Real Boy (Caps Lock Theatre’s Sex with Robots Festival, November 2013). Graduate of Smith College and The Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute. Producing Director of FullStop Collective and Producing Artistic Director of Caps Lock Theatre. www.letatremblay.com