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Spitting In The Face Of The Devil
EXIT Studio
San Francisco, CA
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Spitting In The Face Of The Devil
In this daring, uplifting and comedic solo show, acclaimed New York monologist Bob Brader tells the gripping, totally true story of discovering that his charismatic ex-Marine father is a pedophile. Hailed by critics as "brilliant" and "unforgettable." Winner, "Best Show of the London Fringe", Beat Magazine

****/4 "Bob Brader is a brilliant storyteller!" Arts in London
****/4 "Masterful storytelling!" Beat Magazine
"Very much a hit!" BroadwayWorld.com
"The One!" London Free Press

Winner, "Fringe Hit", Atlantic Fringe Festival
Winner, "Best Script" United Solo Theatre Festival

written and performed by Bob Brader
directed and developed by Suzanne Bachner


"A brilliant one-man show!" "Two on the Aisle", Time Warner Cable

"Bachner's direction is flawlessI highly recommend this piece." BroadwayWorld.com

"A masterful childhood memoir that can take a hairpin turn from joyful to chilling without missing a beat!" The Chronicle-Herald

"Bob Brader keeps the audience at their knees with an engaging knack for smart humor and a shattering kind of sadness that will linger in the mind." OffOffBway.com

"The One!" London Free Press

Winner, "Best Show of the London Fringe," The Beat Arts in London
Winner, "Fringe Hit", The Atlantic Fringe Festival
Winner, "Best Script" The Inaugural United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC

Video Teaser-http://www.youtube.com/user/bobbrader#p/a/u/0/DrYtd49XsRw

Bob Brader Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=737407948

Suzanne Bachner Facebook page-http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535203409

JMTC Facebook Page -http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-John-Montgomery-Theatre-Company/10856510465


Bob Brader (Writer/Performer) Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob's acclaimed monologue, won "Best Show of The London Fringe" from The Beat, Art in London, "Fringe Hit" in The Atlantic Fringe and "Best Script" in The Inaugural United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC. It was also presented in The 2009 New York International Fringe Festival, where it was picked up for The Garage Theatre Group's SoloFest 2010. It was the featured theatrical event and a crowd favorite, sold-out show in the Inaugural Woodstock Memoir Festival, which was headlined by the McCourt Brothers-Frank, Alphie and Malachy. Previously, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil ran for three months at The Red Room as a Horse Trade co-production and played to a standing room only crowd at The Fletcher Gallery in Woodstock, NY. Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his 2nd solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which premiered in the 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival. Bob played Teddy Roosevelt in Bryan Enk and Matt Gray's supernatural theatrical serial, Penny Dreadful, at The Brick Theater. He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny, the revival of Sex Ed and played Parker Lyman in the five-month run of BITE with the John Montgomery Theatre Company. Other New York Theatre credits include numerous DMTheatrics' productions: Girls School Vampire, Bitch Macbeth, Who in the Hell is the Real Live Lorelei Lee? and Antony and Cleopatra (Caesar, OOBR Award). Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at The Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild. www.bobbrader.com

Suzanne Bachner (Director/Developer) Suzanne is thrilled to be the director and developer of Bob Brader's acclaimed solo shows, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Preparation Hex. Other directing credits include Frank D. Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses at The Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles; her play, We Call Her Benny, in the first-ever FRIGID New York Festival and The Michael Weller Theatre; a six month run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts and a five month run in The Red Room of her choose-your-own adventure comedy, BITE, both in New York City; and the short film, Jennifer Monroe, P.I., a finalist in Flicks on 66. As a playwright, her work has been seen at PS NBC@HERE, The Duplex, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, The National Arts Club and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Plays include the award-winning hit, Circle, which ran for five months Off Broadway. Circle was performed nationally and optioned for production in Australia. Suzanne studied playwriting with Adrienne Kennedy and Romulus Linney (MFA, first graduating class of The Actors Studio Drama School at The New School). She received four OOBR Awards, is a Veteran Resident Artist Emeritus at Horse Trade and is an Active Member of The Dramatists Guild. www.jmtcinc.com

Cory Pattak (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Associate LD for The Story of My Life, Irena's Vow, NYC: This Side of Paradise, (Off-Bway) The Maiden's Prayer (InProximity Theatre) Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre), With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre), Mercy Thieves, Ride (Outhouse Theatre), Do Not Disturb (59E59), Macb**h (CSC), Castronauts, The Bubble, (NYMF) Regional: Rent (Engeman Theatre) Woodloch Pines Resort, Les Miserables, ...Spelling Bee (Northern Stage) Footloose, Cats, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage), Rounding Third, Our Lady of 121st Street (The Redhouse) ALD: Band Geeks! (Goodspeed), Chicago, Wiz of Oz (US Tours), 42nd Street (TOTS Tour), Shamu's Xmas Miracle (Seaworld), Gem of the Ocean, I Am My Own Wife (Pittsburgh Public), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Altar Boyz, (Adirondack Theatre Fest) BFA: Syracuse University. www.corypattak.com.

Michael Koch (Graphic Design) is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer for the John Montgomery Theatre Company. www.lighthousevisions.net
Shar Adrias (Video Production) is a dancer/choroegrapher who founded a film production company, Movements Film Production by Shar, in late 2005. Her specialty is in the visual arts, whether it be choreographing for dance, or shooting the arts and telling the artists' stories. She has edited commercials for The Learning Annex NYC and has just gotten her first role as editor for an independent film. Working with Suzanne Bachner and Bob Brader has been an inspiring experience, one that she will never forget! www.myspace.com/movementsfilmbyshar

John Montgomery Theatre Company (JMTC) (Producer) is a NYC-based international collective of actors, writers, directors and designers creating original dramatic work with an emphasis on the collaborative process. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC has produced over 50 productions in New York City, worked with over 100 incredible theater artists and consumed 1,000's of post-show pints! Past productions include the award-winning Off Broadway hit, Circle, by Suzanne Bachner, directed by Trish Minskoff; Shakespeare's Othello starring Geoffrey Owens and Patrick Hillan; Bob Brader's acclaimed solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Suzanne Bachner's celebrated memoir play, We Call Her Benny. JMTC has presented work at PSNBC@HERE and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, The Duplex, The National Arts Club, Flicks on 66 Wild West Digital Shootout (Finalist), The London Fringe Festival, MITF (Best of Fest), The New York International Fringe Festival, The 34th Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival and the first-ever and 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival, among many others. JMTC ran its own unique "white box" theater space in Chelsea for four years, has received four OOBR Awards and is a Veteran Resident Emeritus at Horse Trade. www.jmtcinc.com


EXIT Studio
156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States


Arts > Theatre

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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