Suzanne Bachner Playwright & Director

is an award winning playwright and director. Her play, CIRCLE, ran for five months Off Broadway, was performed nationally and called “ingenious” by The New York Times. Her new two-actor production of CIRCLE is currently optioned for production in Australia following a 4-month 7-City Sold Out International Tour during which it was awarded Most Daring Show of the London Fringe. The Good Adoptee, Suzanne’s new play starring Anna Bridgforth, premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival and won awards for Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress and was included in Indie Theater Now’s Best Plays 2017 Anthology. Under Suzanne’s direction, the show has toured to the London Fringe and all over the U.S. including productions in FL, OH, IN, MO, TX, MA, Albany and a 7-week 9-city Connecticut tour. Playwriting and directing: a six month NYC run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts; a five month NYC run and an international tour of BITE and multiple NYC productions of her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which Broadway World called “the future of theatre”. Her plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, the Duplex, the National Arts Club, the Michael Weller Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Mercury Players Theatre and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Other plays include Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Alexandra Triptych, Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Temptation, Sex Ed, Flirting with Reality and Twin Studies. Current solo show directing and development: Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning solo shows including Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Smoker and Gloria Rosen’s award-winning Listen…Can You Hear Me Now? Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a four-time OOBR Award winner, Playwright-in-Residence Emeritus at The Actors Institute and a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild.

www.jmtctheatre.com www.thegoodadoptee.com

 

Bob Brader Actor

is an award winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, has toured all over the U.S. and Canada and won 7 Best of Awards including Best Show of the London Fringe and Best Script and Best Encore at the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Bob’s brand new retelling of the story on the RISK! Podcast was called by RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison: "An absolute stunner. Bob Brader's story ‘Spitting in the Face Of The Devil’ is one of our best episodes ever." Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his second solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which toured Canada and played in NYC at the Directors Company and the United Solo Festival. His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere on Theatre Row as part of United Solo, where it won the Best Autobiographical Show Award and went on to a highly acclaimed Canadian tour. Bob’s numerous acting credits include headlining the two-actor NYC run as well as the sold-out international tour of CIRCLE (Most Daring Show, London Fringe). He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny and performed in both the recent tour and original five-month NYC run of BITE with JMTC Theatre, for which he is Executive Director. Other New York Theatre credits include Bryan Enk and Matt Gray’s supernatural theatrical serial, Penny Dreadful, at the Brick Theater (Teddy Roosevelt) and 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). Film credits include Eat Me and DelanoCelli Productions’ award winning Brooklyn in July. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the United Solo Academy, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.

www.bobbrader.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com

 

Nathan Faudree Assistant Director Stage ManagerPhotography

Nathan grew up in the Central New York Region. He spent 14 years in New York City acting and writing. His writing credits include co-writing the plays Finding Graffenberg and the critically acclaimed 4play, which just enjoyed a sold out run in Chicago. As an actor he became Fangoria Radio’s Scream King of 2006 while starring in the cult classics Kottentail and Bachelor Party at the Bungalow of the Damned and providing the monster noises for Troma’s Poultrygeist.  He has played Bigfoot in two movies, getting the second film because he had “previous Bigfoot experience”.  Most recently he starred as Lee Alexander in the feature film, King Lee and as Edward West in Iris for Watchworks Studios. He wrote and starred in the Marvel Fan Film Killgrave and the feature film Site 13 which he also directed. He is also the host of the comic book web show “Meanwhile…”. Coming Soon: acting in the feature films 27 matches and Ghost Source Zero. For more info on Nathan go to

 www.TheNathanFaudree.com

 

 

 

 

John Tees, III Lighting Design

has designed many shows for JMTC including the OOBR award winning Circle, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and When I was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout. Other NYC design credits include productions at The Atlantic Theatre Co., Vineyard Theatre, American Opera Project, Triad Theatre, National Shakespeare Co. Pulse Ensemble and Queens Theatre in the Park. Regional Theatre Designs include The Madison Repertory Theatre, Florida State Opera, Dayton Opera, N.C. Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Live Bait Theatre (Chicago), New American Theatre, Helen Hayes P.A.C., and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  His Assistant credits include shows on Broadway and in more than 20 cities and throughout the country. John has recently been working on many Fashion Shows, Trade Shows and Live Corporate Events, and is the Production Electrician for off Broadways 2econd Stage Theatre. John is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829 and NABET Local 16.

 

Michael Koch Graphic Design

is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer of JMTC Theatre.

www.mkochgraphics.com

 

Shar Adrias Video Production

is the owner and Creative Director of Movements by Shar.  Shar established a film company in 2005. Having been a dancer all her life and a choreographer, she brings a special kind of texture and vision to her projects. She operates on instinct and feeling, rather than math and science. Specializing in documentary and dance, her passion is in the art of story telling. "The world is so full of stories.  I'd like to tell as many I can, for as long as I can.”

www.movementsbyshar.com

 

JMTC Theatre Producer

is an award-winning, international, artist-driven theatre company creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC Theatre combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions in New York City and collaborated with over 100 incredible theater artists. Past productions include Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning Off Broadway hit, CIRCLE; Thom Fudal’s daring production of Shakespeare’s Othello starring Patrick Hillan and Geoffrey Owens; Bob Brader’s acclaimed solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Suzanne Bachner’s celebrated kaleidoscopic 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 first-ever and 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best of the Fest) and the London Fringe Festival, among many others. JMTC ran its own unique white box theater space in Chelsea for four years, is a Resident Company Emeritus at Pulse Ensemble Theatre, the Actors Institute (now TAI Resources) and Horse Trade Theater Group, and has received four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe.

www.jmtctheatre.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com www.thegoodadoptee.com

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Suzanne Bachner Playwright & Director

is an award winning playwright and director. Her play, CIRCLE, ran for five months Off Broadway, was performed nationally and called “ingenious” by The New York Times. Her new two-actor production of CIRCLE is currently optioned for production in Australia following a 4-month 7-City Sold Out International Tour during which it was awarded Most Daring Show of the London Fringe. The Good Adoptee, Suzanne’s new play starring Anna Bridgforth, premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival and won awards for Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress and was included in Indie Theater Now’s Best Plays 2017 Anthology. Under Suzanne’s direction, the show has toured to the London Fringe and all over the U.S. including productions in FL, OH, IN, MO, TX, MA, Albany and a 7-week 9-city Connecticut tour. Playwriting and directing: a six month NYC run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts; a five month NYC run and an international tour of BITE and multiple NYC productions of her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which Broadway World called “the future of theatre”. Her plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, the Duplex, the National Arts Club, the Michael Weller Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Mercury Players Theatre and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Other plays include Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Alexandra Triptych, Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Temptation, Sex Ed, Flirting with Reality and Twin Studies. Current solo show directing and development: Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning solo shows including Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Smoker and Gloria Rosen’s award-winning Listen…Can You Hear Me Now? Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a four-time OOBR Award winner, Playwright-in-Residence Emeritus at The Actors Institute and a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild.

www.jmtctheatre.com www.thegoodadoptee.com

 

Bob Brader Actor

is an award winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, has toured all over the U.S. and Canada and won 7 Best of Awards including Best Show of the London Fringe and Best Script and Best Encore at the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Bob’s brand new retelling of the story on the RISK! Podcast was called by RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison: "An absolute stunner. Bob Brader's story ‘Spitting in the Face Of The Devil’ is one of our best episodes ever." Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his second solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which toured Canada and played in NYC at the Directors Company and the United Solo Festival. His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere on Theatre Row as part of United Solo, where it won the Best Autobiographical Show Award and went on to a highly acclaimed Canadian tour. Bob’s numerous acting credits include headlining the two-actor NYC run as well as the sold-out international tour of CIRCLE (Most Daring Show, London Fringe). He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny and performed in both the recent tour and original five-month NYC run of BITE with JMTC Theatre, for which he is Executive Director. Other New York Theatre credits include Bryan Enk and Matt Gray’s supernatural theatrical serial, Penny Dreadful, at the Brick Theater (Teddy Roosevelt) and 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). Film credits include Eat Me and DelanoCelli Productions’ award winning Brooklyn in July. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the United Solo Academy, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.

www.bobbrader.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com

 

Nathan Faudree Assistant Director Stage ManagerPhotography

Nathan grew up in the Central New York Region. He spent 14 years in New York City acting and writing. His writing credits include co-writing the plays Finding Graffenberg and the critically acclaimed 4play, which just enjoyed a sold out run in Chicago. As an actor he became Fangoria Radio’s Scream King of 2006 while starring in the cult classics Kottentail and Bachelor Party at the Bungalow of the Damned and providing the monster noises for Troma’s Poultrygeist.  He has played Bigfoot in two movies, getting the second film because he had “previous Bigfoot experience”.  Most recently he starred as Lee Alexander in the feature film, King Lee and as Edward West in Iris for Watchworks Studios. He wrote and starred in the Marvel Fan Film Killgrave and the feature film Site 13 which he also directed. He is also the host of the comic book web show “Meanwhile…”. Coming Soon: acting in the feature films 27 matches and Ghost Source Zero. For more info on Nathan go to

 www.TheNathanFaudree.com

 

John Tees, III Lighting Design

has designed many shows for JMTC including the OOBR award winning Circle, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and When I was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout. Other NYC design credits include productions at The Atlantic Theatre Co., Vineyard Theatre, American Opera Project, Triad Theatre, National Shakespeare Co. Pulse Ensemble and Queens Theatre in the Park. Regional Theatre Designs include The Madison Repertory Theatre, Florida State Opera, Dayton Opera, N.C. Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Live Bait Theatre (Chicago), New American Theatre, Helen Hayes P.A.C., and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  His Assistant credits include shows on Broadway and in more than 20 cities and throughout the country. John has recently been working on many Fashion Shows, Trade Shows and Live Corporate Events, and is the Production Electrician for off Broadways 2econd Stage Theatre. John is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829 and NABET Local 16.

 

Michael Koch Graphic Design

is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer of JMTC Theatre.

www.mkochgraphics.com

 

Shar Adrias Video Production

is the owner and Creative Director of Movements by Shar.  Shar established a film company in 2005. Having been a dancer all her life and a choreographer, she brings a special kind of texture and vision to her projects. She operates on instinct and feeling, rather than math and science. Specializing in documentary and dance, her passion is in the art of story telling. "The world is so full of stories.  I'd like to tell as many I can, for as long as I can.”

www.movementsbyshar.com

 

JMTC Theatre Producer

is an award-winning, international, artist-driven theatre company creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC Theatre combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions in New York City and collaborated with over 100 incredible theater artists. Past productions include Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning Off Broadway hit, CIRCLE; Thom Fudal’s daring production of Shakespeare’s Othello starring Patrick Hillan and Geoffrey Owens; Bob Brader’s acclaimed solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Suzanne Bachner’s celebrated kaleidoscopic 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 first-ever and 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best of the Fest) and the London Fringe Festival, among many others. JMTC ran its own unique white box theater space in Chelsea for four years, is a Resident Company Emeritus at Pulse Ensemble Theatre, the Actors Institute (now TAI Resources) and Horse Trade Theater Group, and has received four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe.

www.jmtctheatre.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com www.thegoodadoptee.com

Suzanne Bachner Playwright & Director

is an award winning playwright and director. Her play, CIRCLE, ran for five months Off Broadway, was performed nationally and called “ingenious” by The New York Times. Her new two-actor production of CIRCLE is currently optioned for production in Australia following a 4-month 7-City Sold Out International Tour during which it was awarded Most Daring Show of the London Fringe. The Good Adoptee, Suzanne’s new play starring Anna Bridgforth, premiered in the United Solo Theatre Festival and won awards for Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress and was included in Indie Theater Now’s Best Plays 2017 Anthology. Under Suzanne’s direction, the show has toured to the London Fringe and all over the U.S. including productions in FL, OH, IN, MO, TX, MA, Albany and a 7-week 9-city Connecticut tour. Playwriting and directing: a six month NYC run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts; a five month NYC run and an international tour of BITE and multiple NYC productions of her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which Broadway World called “the future of theatre”. Her plays have been seen at PS NBC@HERE, the Duplex, the National Arts Club, the Michael Weller Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Company, Mercury Players Theatre and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, among others. Other plays include Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch, Alexandra Triptych, Don’t Let Destiny Push You Around, Jump Start, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Temptation, Sex Ed, Flirting with Reality and Twin Studies. Current solo show directing and development: Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning solo shows including Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Smoker and Gloria Rosen’s award-winning Listen…Can You Hear Me Now? Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a four-time OOBR Award winner, Playwright-in-Residence Emeritus at The Actors Institute and a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild.

www.jmtctheatre.com www.thegoodadoptee.com

Bob Brader Actor

is an award winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, has toured all over the U.S. and Canada and won 7 Best of Awards including Best Show of the London Fringe and Best Script and Best Encore at the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Bob’s brand new retelling of the story on the RISK! Podcast was called by RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison: "An absolute stunner. Bob Brader's story ‘Spitting in the Face Of The Devil’ is one of our best episodes ever." Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his second solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which toured Canada and played in NYC at the Directors Company and the United Solo Festival. His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere on Theatre Row as part of United Solo, where it won the Best Autobiographical Show Award and went on to a highly acclaimed Canadian tour. Bob’s numerous acting credits include headlining the two-actor NYC run as well as the sold-out international tour of CIRCLE (Most Daring Show, London Fringe). He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny and performed in both the recent tour and original five-month NYC run of BITE with JMTC Theatre, for which he is Executive Director. Other New York Theatre credits include Bryan Enk and Matt Gray’s supernatural theatrical serial, Penny Dreadful, at the Brick Theater (Teddy Roosevelt) and 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). Film credits include Eat Me and DelanoCelli Productions’ award winning Brooklyn in July. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the United Solo Academy, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.

www.bobbrader.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com

 

Nathan Faudree Assistant Director Stage ManagerPhotography

Nathan grew up in the Central New York Region. He spent 14 years in New York City acting and writing. His writing credits include co-writing the plays Finding Graffenberg and the critically acclaimed 4play, which just enjoyed a sold out run in Chicago. As an actor he became Fangoria Radio’s Scream King of 2006 while starring in the cult classics Kottentail and Bachelor Party at the Bungalow of the Damned and providing the monster noises for Troma’s Poultrygeist.  He has played Bigfoot in two movies, getting the second film because he had “previous Bigfoot experience”.  Most recently he starred as Lee Alexander in the feature film, King Lee and as Edward West in Iris for Watchworks Studios. He wrote and starred in the Marvel Fan Film Killgrave and the feature film Site 13 which he also directed. He is also the host of the comic book web show “Meanwhile…”. Coming Soon: acting in the feature films 27 matches and Ghost Source Zero. For more info on Nathan go to

www.TheNathanFaudree.com

 

John Tees, III Lighting Design

has designed many shows for JMTC including the OOBR award winning Circle, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and When I was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout. Other NYC design credits include productions at The Atlantic Theatre Co., Vineyard Theatre, American Opera Project, Triad Theatre, National Shakespeare Co. Pulse Ensemble and Queens Theatre in the Park. Regional Theatre Designs include The Madison Repertory Theatre, Florida State Opera, Dayton Opera, N.C. Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Live Bait Theatre (Chicago), New American Theatre, Helen Hayes P.A.C., and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  His Assistant credits include shows on Broadway and in more than 20 cities and throughout the country. John has recently been working on many Fashion Shows, Trade Shows and Live Corporate Events, and is the Production Electrician for off Broadways 2econd Stage Theatre. John is a member of United Scenic Artist Local 829 and NABET Local 16.

 

Michael Koch Graphic Design

is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer of JMTC Theatre.

www.mkochgraphics.com

 

Shar Adrias Video Production

is the owner and Creative Director of Movements by Shar.  Shar established a film company in 2005. Having been a dancer all her life and a choreographer, she brings a special kind of texture and vision to her projects. She operates on instinct and feeling, rather than math and science. Specializing in documentary and dance, her passion is in the art of story telling. "The world is so full of stories.  I'd like to tell as many I can, for as long as I can.”

www.movementsbyshar.com

 

JMTC Theatre Producer

is an award-winning, international, artist-driven theatre company creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC Theatre combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions in New York City and collaborated with over 100 incredible theater artists. Past productions include Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning Off Broadway hit, CIRCLE; Thom Fudal’s daring production of Shakespeare’s Othello starring Patrick Hillan and Geoffrey Owens; Bob Brader’s acclaimed solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Suzanne Bachner’s celebrated kaleidoscopic 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 first-ever and 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best of the Fest) and the London Fringe Festival, among many others. JMTC ran its own unique white box theater space in Chelsea for four years, is a Resident Company Emeritus at Pulse Ensemble Theatre, the Actors Institute (now TAI Resources) and Horse Trade Theater Group, and has received four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe.

www.jmtctheatre.comwww.spittinginthefaceofthedevil.com www.smokertheplay.com www.thegoodadoptee.com