The Roaring Girl

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TICKETSEVENT PAGECAST & STAFFPRESS RELEASE

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

Tickets $18 for one show, $20 for both

NOTE: For the safety of our audience and cast, there is no late seating.

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

The Roaring Girl (running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes)
by Thomas Middleton & Thomas Dekker
Directed by Anaïs Koivisto

THE ROARING GIRL, a Jacobean city comedy by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, is a play so shockingly modern that it remains rarely produced to this day. Its heroine, Moll Cutpurse, is a cross- dressing, ass-kicking, whip-smart joker - a wildly fun and complex female character like none you've seen before. This hilariously messy sex comedy takes a hard look at marriage, gender, and fidelity, and finds a lot to laugh about along the way. It's filthy, it's romantic, it's transgressive, and yes (in case you're wondering), there are some seriously awesome sword fights.

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).

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Erin Beirnard
ERIN BEIRNARD* (The Roaring Girl - Mistress Gallipot) was born and bred in Anchorage, Alaska. After migrating southward, she worked with the off-Broadway troupe the Irondale Ensemble Project, where she co-created and performed in numerous original productions, including the “Seussentennial Imagination Tour.” Recent work has tended towards the classical, and includes “As You Like It” (Rosalind) with Storm Theatre, “The Merchant of Venice” (Portia) with the Gallery Players, and "Hamlet" (Ophelia) with Folding Chair Theatre. She received her BA in Humanities from Yale University and holds a graduate degree from LAMDA. Erin is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG; visit her at www.erinbeirnard.com
Alyssa Block
ALYSSA BLOCK* (The Roaring Girl - Mistress Openwork) Alyssa Block is a graduate of NYU Tisch originally from Rochester, NY. Recent credits include Sea Legs (The Araca Project), Henry and Mudge (Theatreworks USA), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Cape Rep Theatre), and Not Without My Gallbladder (Planet Connections Festivity, Best Supporting Actress Nomination). www.alyssakblock.com
Joel DeCandio
JOEL DECANDIO (The Roaring Girl - Laxton) is thrilled to be a part of Everyday Inferno’s production of The Roaring Girl.  New to NYC, Joel has been seen in the DC area in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), The Tempest (Caliban), and Cymbeline (Guiderius), as well as various musical productions.  Most recently, Joel created the role of Yonten in the 2015 New York reading of Tashi Tibet—a new lyric drama.  An accomplished pianist and musical director, Joel maintains a private coaching studio for singers, now located in Manhattan.  Love and thanks to The Barrow Group and Emily Trask.  www.joeldecandio.com
Malloree Hill
MALLOREE HILL (The Roaring Girl - Moll Cutpurse) grew up in Texas and moved to NYC from Colorado where she received her BA in Theater-Acting from the University of Northern Colorado. New York credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet), The Tempest (Ensemble), and Life in the Projects (Kate). Regional credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Katherine) with the Utah Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare-In-The-Schools Tour, and Queen Lear (Regan) in Colorado. www.MalloreeHill.com
Kisky Holwerda
KISKY HOLWERDA (Punk as Fuck - 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!)
Max Hunter
MAX HUNTER* (The Roaring Girl - Ralph Trapdoor) New York stage appearances include Major Barbara (Pearl Theatre), as well as readings with the New York Theatre Workshop and Abingdon Theatre Company. Regional credits include The Liar and Othello (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Les Misérables, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and The Music Man (New London Barn Playhouse), and To Kill A Mockingbird (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre). Directing credits: Long Island City One-Act Festival, Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival. Max graduated with a BA from Dartmouth College, having performed in Angels in America, Rocky Horror, The Liar, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Spelling Bee, and Hamlet, as well as performing in and directing Cabaret. This performance is for his parents. For more information, please visit maxhuntersite.com and Twitter @maxipadd. 
Anna Clare Kerr
ANNA CLARE KERR (The Roaring Girl - Mary Fitzallard) is a recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She trained at NYU’s Atlantic Acting School, Stonestreet Studios, and Liz Swados’ Children’s Theater Workshop.  She is a proud founding member of The Joust Theater Company.  Anna is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno on this fantastic production. So much love and gratitude to her family and friends for their support. Special thanks to Mum & Dad. www.annaclarekerr.com
Jon Meyer JON MEYER (The Roaring Girl - Hippocrates Gallipot, Fight Choreographer) is an Actor, Fight Choreographer, and Company Collaborator with Everyday Inferno from the greater Cincinnati area. He is incredibly grateful to yet again work with such a gifted set of artists on another spectacular production. Along with spending years under the tutelage of Fight Master, Mark Guinn, Jon is also a member of Rat Pack Productions (a stage combat and stunt company) and has choreographed moments of violence in Everyday Inferno's A Map to Somewhere Else and The Turn of the Screw. He has also choreographed for productions at Columbia University, the most recent of which was Three Sisters.
Rebeca Miller
REBECA MILLER* (The Roaring Girl - Mistress Tiltyard) is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno! Regional: Noises Off (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), As You Like It (Cincinnati Playhouse). Touring: Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks USA), The Tempest (Hampton Shakespeare Festival). New York: Wolfert (Dixon Place), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace), The Battle of Spanktown (NY Fringe Festival).  Rebeca has a leading role in the award winning web-series "The Chanticleer."  Many thanks to the cast and crew. NYU: BFA. For Ma and Pacha. www.RebecaMiller.com.
Ryan Mills
RYAN MILLS (The Roaring Girl - Goshawk) is very excited for his first time on stage with Everyday Inferno. He has performed in various theaters across the country including The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Shakespeare Festival of St Louis, Olney Theatre Center, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. 
Preston Mulligan
PRESTON MULLIGAN (Punk as Fuck - 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.
Sam Ogilvie
SAM OGILVIE (The Roaring Girl - Jack Dapper) is appearing in his third Everyday Inferno production. He also appeared in A Map to Somewhere Else (Scatter) and Turn of the Screw (Miles). Other theater credits include: Taste of Ambrosia (Red Leaf Theater), Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (New York Deaf Theater), Survive! Survive! (133rd Arts Center). Sam is also in Vampire Freaks' Skye of the Damned web series as Alexei Gage. Sam is proud to be in his first production as Company Collaborator with Everyday Inferno!
Jacob Owen
JACOB OWEN (The Roaring Girl - Sebastian Wengrave) is thrilled to join Everyday Inferno Theatre Company again as they take on Thomas Middleton's The Roaring Girl. He is a recent graduate from UNCSA 14'. Theatre credits include: Heart of Oak, Sprinkles (Taksu Theatre), The Cherry Orchard, The Winters Tale. Film: Put it on the Table (Absurdity Productions), You Are Here, For Emma. Thank you to Anais, everyone involved with Everyday Inferno, my wonderful parents, my talented peers, this incredible cast, and thank you for coming.
Alexis Robbins
ALEXIS ROBBINS (Punk as Fuck - 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 (Punk as Fuck - 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. 
Matt Walker
MATT WALKER* (The Roaring Girl - Sir Alexander Wengrave) was last seen in the late Lu Hauser's Kafka's Quest at Theater For The New City. He recently appeared in Ian Cohen's He Who Laughs for the JCCNH at Yale University, as well as world premieres of Mr. Cohen's award- winning Bertrand Priest and Catherine Butterfield's The Sleeper at Arkansas Rep, Sundance indie Price Check, with Parker Posey, and as a drunken Packers fan on Onion Sportsdome. As a founding member of the WorkShop Theater Company, he created the role of Matt in Tim Harris' Protected, premiering at the NY Fringe Fest. Favorite regional roles include: Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Kent in King Lear, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Petkoff in Arms and the Man, Sartorius in Widower's Houses, Benny in Getting Out, Wilson in Terra Nova, Hamm in Endgame, and the Drum Major in Woyzeck. Television audiences probably won't remember him in "Lipstick Jungle" and "Unsolved Mysteries." Love to Suzie! www.mattwalkernyc.com
Quinn Warren QUINN WARREN (The Roaring Girl - Gull) is thrilled to be appearing for the first time with Everyday Inferno! She recently appeared off-Broadway in Ionesco's The Killer (Theatre For A New Audience, directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak and staring Michael Shannon). Other recent work includes: To Kill A Mockingbird (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Still Life With Iris (Long Wharf Theatre), Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses (Playhouse on Park) and the world premiere of Emily Mann's Mrs. Packard (McCarter Theatre and Kennedy Center, directed by Emily Mann). Quinn graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts from Stephens College. www.QuinnWarren.com
Quinn Wise
QUINN WISE (Punk as Fuck - 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 (Punk as Fuck - 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 (Punk as Fuck - 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.

LIZZ HUDMAN (The Roaring Girl - Assistant Director) is a young, New York-based director with a "feeling is everything" outlook on art. Previous credits include Cuba Si! and How I Learned to Drive (both at Hofstra University). Her Assistant Directing credits include Royston Coppenger's Wuthering Heights from Memory (FringeNYC) and The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Hofstra University). Lizz holds a BA from Hofstra University and a gold medal from United Percussion's show Xtreme. She is aflush with joy to be making her Everyday Inferno debut with Punks & Provocateurs.
ANAIS KOIVISTO (The Roaring Girl - Director) 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
KRISTINE SCHLACHTER* (The Roaring Girl - Production Stage Manager) Recent Productions: Leave Me Green (Gym at Judson), Her Portmanteau (National Black Theatre), FAME!, Cyrano De Bergerac, Caucasian Chalk Circle (Waterwell at PPAS) In Antarctica (Blowout Theatre), Behind Closed Doors (NYFRINGE 2014), The Magic Flute (Opera Saratoga), Allegro, Billy Witch, The Secret Garden (APAC), Within Arm's Reach (Going to Tahiti Productions), Philosophy for Gangsters (Rotten Apple Productions), It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Harbor Lights Theatre Company), The Great Society (York Shakespeare Compnay), Swiss Family Robinson (NYMF 2013), Bumbug, Bumbug Unplugged (LAUGHistan), The 39 Steps (Mountain Playhouse). BFA Syracuse University. Special thanks to my family for all your support.
KATHERINE SOMMER (Punk as Fuck - 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 (Punk as Fuck - 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 (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 (Punk as Fuck - 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