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!
Gretchen Poole (Micky) Gretchen is a proud Arkansan who calls Brooklyn home. She studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Institute and has a BA in music from Hunter College. Luckily, she discovered in 2009 that her normal behavior is socially acceptable within the confines of improv. She's had the pleasure of studying with Tara Copeland, Armando Diaz, Peter McNerney, Louis Kornfeld, Mark Grenier, Michael Martin, Adam Wade and is very happy to call Magnet Theater home. Some of her heroines (WHY is that the word for that?) of comedy are Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, and Jessica Hynes. She plays drums, likes kids, and makes fudge. You'll often find her singing (too) enthusiastically and dancing (very) inappropriately at the bar after a show.
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 (Frantic Santa, Guard Elf, Paw, Jerry "The Geator" 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!
Erich Collins Carey (Mechanic, Jud, Maitre 'D, Cacophony) is a roots and folk rock singer & songwriter from New York, NY. His new album, "Could've Gone Either Way" is available at eccarey.com. Carey was also the original baby featured on the Huggies diapers box, and counts his cameo in the diaper theft scene in the film Raising Arizona among his credits.
Veronica Osorio (Old Lady Treefighter, Mrs. Claus, 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.
Madison Comerzan (Saleslady, Crazy Eyes Elf, Holly Mae, Mimi from Trio) is an actress and dancer who hails from Detroit Michigan. She received her bachelors degree in theatre performance from Western Michigan university and has completed the the two year Meisner program with Bill Esper upon moving to New York City. She dabbles in writing, choreography and improv with UCB. She is currently in the process of putting up her own show with her actor buddies. She is so excited to be a part of this project and would like to thank her father for introducing her to old films and television classics as a little girl.
David Boyd (Clerk, Big Elf, 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 (Miss Vandersnoot, Manager, Hillbilly, Johnny Trio) 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 (Doctor, Santa, 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.
The Celebration of Whimsy (producer) This whimsical venue promotes artists of the past, present and future. Owners; Stephen Michael Rondel & Tyler Maganzini advertise reasonable and competitive rental rates. The bar and cafe offers a variety of affordable beer/wine and light food fair before, during and after all performances. The architectural hallway and inviting lobby entrance into this 3,500 square foot basement is decorated with a rotating art show. Visual artists throughout the New York area and the world are showcased and on a bi-monthy basis. All displayed artwork is for sale. Monthly, daily and weekly shows include dance, comedy, drama, burlesque, drag, improvisation, film screenings, lectures, meditation and yoga societies. We are happy to boast being the home of "The New Acting Company", a reputable and critically acclaimed children's theater. The C.O.W. supports the New York community with any and all whimsical based ventures. We look forward to making your whimsy come true!
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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21A Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002