Lauren Sonnen (Micky) moved to NYC 13 years ago after a four year stay in Milan as a model, sometime video-ho, comedy short actress, and stint as a style judge on the Italian version of MTV's "Say What? Karaoke." After trying her hand at various trades in NYC, Lauren finally got back into acting in 2010, appearing as the infamous "Lisa" in the unauthorized adaptation of Tommy Wiseau's now cult classic "The Room" called "The Room: LIVE!" She's an avid fan of karaoke (hosting a karaoke night at The Charleston in Williamsburg, Brooklyn) and grumbling to herself how horrible everything is in her spare time. Her third grade self (as seen in her "Head Shot") loved Micky Dolenz, but wanted to marry Rick Astley. Alas they both got away.....
Shandi Sullivan (Peter) is a Monkees fanatic that is bringing her ridiculous charm and humor to bring Peter Tork to life. As a kid, Shandi would huddle with her father to watch the Monkees, and sing along with their pop rock gems, especially Pleasant Valley Sunday. A stint on America's Top Model helped her make the move from her beloved Kansas City to New York City. Since then she has been tearing it up as a rock and roll front woman and underground karaoke host, and is proud to be making her (sort of) theatrical debut in Here We Come!
Dana Angelo (Mike) is a comedy writer and performer who's material varies from stand up, plays, sketches, articles and material for drag queens. She contributes to Maxim, BustedTees and her own ego (Her blog-danaangelo.tumblr.com). She's part of Brooklyn Heavy Productions, and is head writer of their upcoming web series, Morning After Kill. She's happy to reunite onstage with Lauren and Tim, her The Room: Live! cast mates, while getting to play her favorite Monkee!
Timothy Charles Browne (Davy) is the author of One Night with Rael (Ars Nova); The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank (Classic Stage Company); and The Most Lamentable and Tragical Historie of the Barber-Surgeons (Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons), along with a host of short plays. For the past 3 years, Timothy has hosted the comedy reading series Monday Night Fan Fiction at Fontana's Bar on the last Monday of each month. His work as a performer includes being a featured contestant on the reality show pilot "American Treasure," the titular character in the short film "Underpaid Narrator," and multiple roles in the world premiere unauthorized stage adaptation of Tommy Wiseau's The Room (Public Assembly) with Dana Angelo and Lauren Sonnen. In addition, Timothy works as a freelance dramaturg and script reader, has written interviews for DailyBrink.com, helped produce Death of a Salesman in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has lectured on theatre and film at Dowling College and SUNY Stony Brook.
Adam Luke (Guard Bandito, Paw, Jerry "The Geater" Blavat") is an actor and comedian. He has trained for theater at 3 different institutions and trained for improvisation at 3 different schools. He is currently performs as a member of the PIT improv house team Joan Wilder, as part the PIT's flagship night Super Free Wednesday (9:00 PM). He is also a charter member (performer and attempted writer) of 2 sketch teams Todd Brogan's Sketch Show and Damn Family. He has an extreme interest in film history, specifically the silent and studio eras. He is currently seeking Legit representation for theater and film. Call him!
Jeff Cumberlin (Bartender, Jud, Maitre 'D, Cacophony) is an actor, improviser who hales from a small town in Iowa. He can regularly be seen performing at the National Comedy Theater in New York. And is also part of the musical improv team Separate Beds. He also owns many hats.
Veronica (Angelita, Chubber Cousin, Daphne) has been a performer on UCB Maude Night since 2010 and is currently on the team (212). She stars in and produced the viral video "Manic Pixie Prostitute" and wrote and performed "Aubrey Plaza As Dora The Explorer" both featured in Entertainment Weekly, A.V Club, Vulture and many other blogs. You've also seen her at UCB's solo show First Woman On The Moon and in many Landline and Jest.com videos. While in Venezuela she performed with the first improv team in the country, "Improvisto" for six seasons. Her full-length feature film, "Boves," opened in Venezuelan theaters in 2010 and won several International film awards.
Jessica Ivy Hunt (Crazy Eyes Bandito, Ella Mae, Trio Girl) is a Writer, Actress and Standup Comedienne. Her Southern roots have led her into reflecting and writing about childhood innocence and a particular small southern town. She is currently working on a southern gothic novel and sometimes does standup comedy for fun. She is the creator of a blog entitled 'The Piggly Wiggly Princess' where she shares awkward, honest and whimsically moments most of us find ourselves in when living in NYC. Jessica loves soulful music. "Forever CBGB and some Metal too."
David Boyd (Big Bandito, Mechanic, Maw, Melody) has spent the better part of his adult life dabbling in both music and theater, but has never combined the two until now. Here We Come marks David's official debut as a musical theater "person", and should give him a lot of street cred in his Monday night acting class. David is also the guitarist for New York based indie pop band 'Bridges and Powerlines'. During the day, he assumes his alter ego as an engineer for a small financial services software company.
Adrienne Rhodes (Mexican Townie, Hillbilly, Trio Boy) returns to the stage after a nearly 5-year hiatus. Back in the day, she appeared in several college productions, including Guys and Dolls and Urinetown. Before that, she's not ashamed to admit to a very Glee-esque high school show choir career. As much as she enjoyed the sequined dresses of show choir, she's thrilled to step into a pair of men's slacks in Here We Come. When she's not doing the watusi, you can find Adrienne at work as a digital marketer or tearing up the court with her mad bocce skills.
Louie Vitiello (El Diablo, Preacher, Harmony) has studied acting most of his life. Currently working in the advertising industry and being an artist on the side, Louie has not been on the stage for almost a decade. His last stint being Associate #4 in the sketch comedy troupe, The Associates (created and directed by Britton Payne). A lover of all things funny, Louie is thronored (thrilled + honored) to dust off his acting cobwebs on such a fun project that is Here We Come. Louie loves Diet Pepsi, laughing, and teaching classes on revenge. Louie hates writing bios and mint tea.
Britton Payne (conceiver and director) has returned to directing after a few years as a big-time law firm copyright and trademark attorney. In the late 90s, Brit directed and wrote for the infamous New York sketch comedy group The Associates, which included the Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi and Here We Come's Louie Vitiello. He is the front man of the otherwise all-hot chick rock and roll band Id Life Crisis, and is a longtime fan of the Monkees.
Amanda Mayer (Co-Director) is a writer, director and improviser. Her original one act plays, Couples Therapy, Fraud, and Family History have been performed in the Jersey Voices festival, and she currently performs with the musical improv team Separate Beds. She is also sometimes a lawyer.
Lower East Side Brick Company (producer) is thrilled to present it's most ridiculously adventurous production to date. LES Brick is dedicated to putting on shows that feel like parties (and to making candy). If you have questions about this show or any other LES Brick production, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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