Bob Brader • Writer / Performer
is an award-winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, toured all over the US and Canada and won “Best Show of the London Fringe” from The Beat Arts in London, “Fringe Hit” in the Atlantic Fringe, “Pick of the Fringe” at the Victoria Fringe Festival, “Best of the Fringe” at the San Francisco Fringe Festival and “Best Script” and “Best Encore” in the United Solo Theatre Festival, NYC. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil 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, Malachy and Alphie. It was presented in The New York International Fringe Festival, where it was picked up for the Garage Theatre Group’s SoloFest. Most recently, Bob performed and sold out the show as an Encore presentation in the 5th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival. Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his 2nd solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which toured through Canada and played in NYC at the 3rd Annual United Solo Festival. His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere at Theatre Row as part of the United Solo, where it won the “Best Autobiographical Show” Award. Other theater credits: Bob headlined the two actor sold-out international touring production of CIRCLE (Most Daring Show, London Fringe). He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny, in the revival of Sex Ed and performed in the international 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). His plays are published on Indie Theater Now. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild and the United Solo Academy.
Suzanne Bachner • Director / Developer
is an award-winning playwright and director. She is the director and developer of Bob Brader’s acclaimed solo shows including the multi-award-winning Spitting In The Face Of The Devil. 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. 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. Playwriting and directing: a six month NYC run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts; a five month NYC run and international tour of BITE and 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. Directing: Frank D. Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles and the short film, Jennifer Monroe, P.I., a finalist in Flicks on 66. Other solo show directing and dramaturgy: Canadian Burlesque star Rosie Bitts’ Stories of Love and Passion (US and Canadian tour). Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. Suzanne’s plays are published on Indie Theater Now. She is a four-time OOBR Award winner, a Madeline Sadin Award winner and a member of the Dramatists Guild and the United Solo Academy.
Michael Koch • Graphic Design
is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer of JMTC Theatre.
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.”
Cory Pattak • Lighting Designer
NYC: Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages), Revolution in the Elbow…(Minetta Lane), Handle with Care (Westside Downstairs), Witnessed by the World (59E59), Skippyjon Jones (Theatreworks USA), This Side of Paradise (St. Clements), Unlocked, Nymph Errant, With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre), Hot Mess in Manhattan (Chernuchin), Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (HERE), The Maiden’s Prayer (InProximity Theatre), Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre), Mercy Thieves, Ride (Outhouse Theatre), Do Not Disturb (59E59), They’re Playing Our Song, Our Town (Actor’s Fund), Thank You Kind Spirit (Target Margin), Happy We’ll Be (Roseland Ballroom), Spitting In The Face Of The Devil (United Solo Fest) and many NY Fringe and NYMF shows. Regional: Dog and Pony (Old Globe), The Fabulous Lipitones (Goodspeed), A Little More Alive (KC Rep), Other Desert Cities (Maltz Jupiter), Single Girls Guide, A Christmas Carol (Cap Rep), Liberty (Warner Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Arkansas Rep), Shipwrecked! (Penguin Rep), 42nd Street (Resorts Casino), Rent, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, South Pacific, Music Man (Engeman Theatre), High School Musical (Surflight), Woodloch Pines Resort, Les Miserables, Spelling Bee, Parallel Lives, Boeing Boeing (Northern Stage), Cats, West Side Story, JSC, Footloose, Annie (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage), Rounding Third, Our Lady of 121st Street (The Redhouse), The Complete Works…Shakespeare (Shadow Lawn Stage.) Associate/Assistant: Newsies, Peter…Starcatcher (Tony Award), A Time to Kill, An Evening..Patti Lupone & Mandy Patinkin, The Story of My Life, Irena’s Vow (Broadway), Heathers: the musical (New World Stages), Band Geeks, How to Succeed… (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Various Regional/London), Newsies, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, Peter…Starcatcher (US Tours), 42nd Street (TOTS Tour), Side Effects (MCC), Newsies (Paper Mill), Lost in the Stars, Where’s Charley (Encores!), The Devil’s Music (St. Lukes), Peter…Starcatcher (NYTW), Shamu’s Xmas Miracle (Seaworld), Gem of the Ocean, I Am My Own Wife (Pittsburgh Public), Essential Self-Defense, Rapture Blister Burn (Playwrights Horizons), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Altar Boyz (Adirondack Theatre Fest), The Yellow Brick Road (Theatreworks USA), and multiple years of BC/EFA Easter Bonnet and Broadway Backwards. Cory is the host of “in 1: the podcast,” which features interviews with theatrical designers. Member United Scenic Artists Local 829. BFA: Syracuse University.
JMTC Theatre • Producer
is an international collective of actors, writers, directors and designers creating original dramatic work with an emphasis on the collaborative process. Founded in London, England in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and will be performing and livestreaming everywhere in 2016. 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 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 and the Actors Institute and has received four OOBR Awards, 12 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe.
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