IRT Theater 154 Christopher Street, New York, 10014.
A revival of the rock/pop-punk/cabaret music of world touring, from Tokyo to Georgia, MING DYNASTY last seen on City Stages in 2009 alongside Diana Ross, Ben Harper, and Al Green. Miranda and Oh call this new collaboration THE SISTER ROSETTAS featuring Diana Oh on lead vocals. With Special Opening Guest Appearances by: Comedian, Christopher Gabriel Núñez (9/13); Comedian, Jes Tom (9/20); Actor, Lauren Hennessy (9/27)
Lead Vocals: DIANA OH Vocals/Lead Guitar: ERIC MIRANDA Vocals/Guitar: KOLE SMITH Vocals/Percussion: MATT HARRINGTON Bass: PHILIPPE ARMAN Creative Director: JESSI D. HILL
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Diana Oh (Lead Vocals): Last seen in Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE, the solo show (extended sold out run, terraNOVA Collective's soloNOVA 2013), Frankenstein Upstairs (Gideon Productions), Lysistrata Rape Play, Magic Trick, The Foreplay Play, (Caps Lock Theatre), Interference (LAByrinth), P.S. Jones and the Frozen City (terraNOVA Collective). MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writng (Elphaba Thropp Fellow). National Theater Institute Alum. As a musician, lyricist, and songwriter, her work has been featured at Lincoln Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Barrington Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, the Bad Boyz II soundtrack. Leads Filling the Well Artist's Retreats. www.dianaoh.com. www.fillingthewell.org
Eric Miranda (Vocals/Lead Guitar): has sung and played guitar with Rick Derringer and Rainbow's Joe Lynn Turner, played bluegrass with Boo Reiners in the Demolition String Band, written and performed with Jesse Malin and Francis Dunnery, and been on stage with the Counting Crows and Ryan Adams, who called Miranda's The Plums, his favorite band. He's played punk, power pop, rock and bluegrass, drums, bass and guitar and was also the vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and drummer for Ming Dynasty before the band dispersed in 2009.
Jessi D. Hill (Creative Director): is Associate Artistic Director of terraNOVA Collective in NYC where she curates the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group. Recent and upcoming directing projects include work at The Public/Joe's Pub, New York Theatre Workshop, Women's Project, Primary Stages, The New Group, Dixon Place, New Dramatists, The Lark, The Playwrights Realm, The Playwrights Center, Chicago Dramatists, New Georges, Ensemble Studio Theatre and others. She has been a guest director in professional training programs at Yale School of Drama, Fordham University, Long Island University, Powerhouse/NY Stage & Film, NYU/Tisch, NYU/Atlantic, NYU/Strasberg Institute of Theatre and Film, NYU/Playwrights Horizons, Hunter College and others. MFA: Yale. www.jessidhill.com
Matt Harrington (Vocals/Percussion): Grew Up in Carl Place Long Island and started Playing drums and singing in Local Bands at age 15. After minor success as the singer of the Robot Monsters, Matt was asked to drum for Reverb Recording Artist the Plums when he was 21. After two records, some touring in the US and appearances in New Music Express and Rolling Stone Magazines, the Plums disbanded and the members went in separate directions. Several years later when Plum's front man Eric Miranda teamed up with Ming Chan to create Ming Dynasty, Harrington was called on to drum on recordings and perform live in the New York area. Philippe Arman (Vocals/Bass): was born in the Bronx in New York City in the beginning of 1987. Adopted by a family of artists and raised in downtown Manhattan, he was inspired by the art and the music that was constantly surrounded by inside his home and on the streets of the city. He has studied at Pratt, The New School, and Parsons Paris School of Art and Design.
Christopher Gabriel Núñez (Opening Act, 9/13): is an actor, writer, and rapper. He holds a dual degree in Television Writing and Acting from NYU Tisch. As as actor he has workshopped the role of Petey Junior in the LAByrinth Theater Company Barn Series reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play "UNTITLED ASS" alongside David Zayas and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. He has worked with the T.E.A.M. He has starred in the films "Ten Mile Walk," "Palladium," "John & Sadie," and most recently the short film "Flip Fantasia" directed by Cady McClain. He was the head writer for the "Odyssey Project". His play "Mr. Nobody at Point Blank Range" was produced in Tampa, Florida as well as New York. Under his rap moniker Anonymous [And.On.I.Must} he has released a full length Album, EP, and a Mixtape, performed on four national tours, and shared the stage with Latin Grammy nominee Ana Tijoux. He recently licensed his single "Song & Dance" to the movie Coldwater which premiered this year at SXSW, The Champs-Elysees Film Festival and the Shanghai Internation Film Festival. This is his first time doing stand-up, ever. www.andonimust.com
Jes Tom (Opening Act, 9/20): is a new voice in stand up comedy, offering the genderqueer Asian-American radical separatist perspective everybody never knew they wanted. A San Francisco native, she has performed stand up alongside such prominent West Coast folks as Marga Gomez, D'Lo, and The Zodiac Killer (he was never caught, so this might be true!).
Lauren Hennessy (Opening Act, 9/27): Raised in Hawaii, braised in NYC –Recent credits include: Interstate: The Musical reading (Dixon Place), Mrs. Mayfield's 5th Grade Reunion, Ampersand (NYC Fringe Winner),Degeneration X (Living Theatre), Romeo and Juliet: A Forbidden Love Story (NYC & North Carlolina),Genderf*ck Cabaret (Paradise Factory, NYC). Frequent appearances on the hit international comedy podcast,Keith and The Girl. Accolades include: Overall Excellence in Performance (NYC Fringe Festival), EDDA Icelandic Academy Award (For short film, Clean), Audience Choice Award (Looking Glass Theatre), Winner: Cabaret Showdown (Theatre Under St. Marks), Dating Chemda. Check me out at LaurenHennessy.com!