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Easy Outs

by Chip Keyes

July 24 – August 10, 2008
The EndTimes Underground at The Gene Frankel Theatre

Easy Outs, or the Adventures of Alphonse on the Lam, is an unpublished, lost work by stand-up comic and television writer Chip Keyes, not seen in New York since 1977. Set in 1969, at the height of the Viet Nam War, Easy Outs tells the story of Alphonse, a young man who dodges the draft, and goes off looking for an alternative to America. When Alphonse rows off to a small, neutral, peace-loving country, to become a simple craftsman, he is promptly drafted into their small, neutral, peace-loving army. Upon his escape, he becomes the unwitting figurehead for a homegrown revolution, whose results are more horrific than he could have imagined.

Cast

Crew

Alessandro Colla
Ray Chao
Sergio A. Fuenzalida
Jessica Ko
Anthony Mead
Serena Miller
Adam P. Murphy
Jeremy Pape
Matthew Pilieci
Marek Sapieyevski
Sarah Schoofs
Matthew Watkins
Russell Dobular – Director
Matthew Kreiner – Assistant Director
Brian Taylor – Production Stage Manager

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Artistic Staff

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Russell Dobular, Artistic Director

russ@endtimesproductions.com
Russell Dobular has been the Artistic Director of several New York City companies, and theater spaces, including the Gene Frankel Underground, and the 133rd Street Arts Center. He also served as the founding Artistic Director of the Horse Trade Theater Group. Through his companies and spaces he has provided opportunities to hundreds of theater artists, and companies, and premiered works by many noted writers, including Brad Frasier (Unidentified Human Remains and The True Nature of Love), Chip Keyes (Easy Outs), Clay Chapman (The Pumpkin Pie Show), Derek Ahonen (The You Knows Know), and Ian Allen (Angel Shit). With EndTimes Productions, he has founded Vignettes for the Apocalypse, an annual festival celebrating the horror/sci-fi genre, and the Naked Holidays franchise, whose aim is to subvert the traditional holiday show, by examining its conventions.

When Russell isn’t talking unsuspecting theater owners into allowing more stage blood into their venues than was employed for the entire Herschell Gordon Lewis oeuvre, he is an avid gardener, and proud creator of the Harlemato, a form of tomato that only grows in the uptown Manhattan region. He also shares his autodidact’s love of geeky facts, by conducting private tours of New York City.

Kelly Riley, Assistant Artistic Director, Lead Guitar

kelly@endtimesproductions.com
RileyKelly Riley first joined EndTimes in 2011 for the full-length production Smart, a part of Vignettes for the Apocalypse 5. Since then, Kelly has appeared in Vignettes for the Apocalypse 6, and as EndTimes’ Resident Rocker in Naked Holidays 2012 and 2013. In addition to serving as Assistant Artistic Director, Kelly has promoted EndTimes through ad sales, and can always be counted on to man power tools and lift heavy set pieces whenever the need arises.

Out in the real world, Kelly performs in indie theatre and film, commercials and voiceover, and plays the guitar as often as he can.

www.kellyrileyactor.com

Serena E. Miller, Resident Composer/Arranger, Musical Director, Cello

serena@endtimesproductions.com
MillerSerena Miller originally came to Endtimes as an actress for the very first Naked Holidays in 2007. Helping Russ put parodied lyrics to the tune of We Wish You a Merry Christmas and the promise of figuring out the music for MANSON from DVD (yes, by ear), earned her the title of Music Director… and all that comes with it. Serena has Music Directed all seven editions of Naked Holidays, composing original music for the most recent iterations, as well as four runs of MANSON: The Musical, and various other EndTimes musical escapades. Onstage, she appeared as an actress in Angel Shit, Easy Outs, Dead Lawyers, The Taming of the Shrew, Naked Holidays 2007-2013, and Vignettes for the Apocalypse 2008-2012, and as a band member for Naked Holidays, MANSON, and Madame Lulu’s Cruelty Free Fayre.

Serena began learning music through church at an early age, singing and playing handbells. She picked up the cello in 3rd grade, on a cello for which her mother made $25/month payments for roughly the next 14 years. She writes songs every day (which she sometimes even finishes!), works as a substitute teaching artist for Wingspan Arts teaching music and theatre classes, and acts whenever she can. She carries a BFA from University of the Arts, with an acting concentration, and hopes to avoid the service industry on any committed basis.

www.serenaemiller.com

Matthew Glogowski, Assistant Musical Director, Violin

matt@endtimesproductions.com
Matthew Glogowski first came to EndTimes in Lick the Boot, in Vignettes for the Apocalypse 2009. Since then, he has appeared in Vignettes 2010-2012, most notably in Smart in 2011. He appeared as an actor and played in the band for Naked Holidays 2011-2013, serving as Assistant Musical Director for the most recent two productions. Matt also appeared in the Zombie Gallery as part of Zombie March Madness.

Matthew was born in a small town in Poland. Arriving in America at the early age of nine, he began taking steps toward an acting career. He graduated La Guardia High School of the Arts, and is an alumni of the Brooklyn College Theater Department. Matthew began studying classical violin at the age of six, and has used his musical talents in many of his on stage roles as well as performing in bands and recording backup music. Matthew considers EndTimes a home where he can refine and cultivate his talents and skills, as well as meet driven and talented artists in his field.

Tiffany Herrioett, Resident Choreographer

HerrioetTiffany’s work with End Times began in 2009 as choreographer for MANSON: The Musical. She has collaborated with various directors for multiple Vignettes of the Apocalypse festivals, though her most well-known work has been for the critically acclaimed annual Naked Holidays, which she first joined in 2009.

Tiffany has danced for 20+ years, studying Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pointe, and Modern. Attending Rosa Parks Performing Arts H.S., she was a Dance major and Drama minor, performing in various cities across the country. In her collegiate years, she was a member and later co-captain of the nationally ranked St. John’s University Dance Team, where she performed at Madison Square Garden regularly, and competed in both regional and national competitions. Since 2008, Tiffany has been an instructor with the Millennium Dance Company, and performed professionally with the Millennium Dance adult performance company led by Artistic Director E. Denise Perry, and Company Director Hollie Wright.

Sarah Pencheff, Special Effects Coordinator, Costume Design, Web Design

pencheff@endtimesproductions.com
PencheffSarah Pencheff (or just Pencheff) first joined EndTimes in 2011, for the ill-fated Vignettes for the Apocalypse 5, playing the Betty Page wigged, whip-wielding Queen of the Moon, in the short play VOID! She has since appeared in Naked Holidays 2011-2013, as well as the full length production RUR: Rossum’s Universal Robots, as part of Vignettes for the Apocalypse 6. Sarah serves as the resident Special Effects guru for EndTimes, specializing in finding the easiest, cheapest, and safest way to project massive amounts of blood on a given stage (and hopefully not on the audience). She has also costumed three Naked Holidays and one Vignettes–which is more costumes than she cares to count. Sarah also serves as the company’s interim web designer… because she is a masochist.

Sarah works as a freelance costume and make-up designer, as well as performing in venues around the city and on film. When not performing or designing, Sarah works as a Teaching Artist, helping to bring arts education into under-served communities throughout New York City, and around the country. She has worked with many arts organizations, including Young Audiences New York, The Abrons Art Center, Urban Arts Partnership, Classic Stage Company, and The Park Avenue Armory.

www.sarahpencheff.com

Christopher Johnston, Literary Manager, Costume Design

chris@endtimesproductions.com

Christopher first joined EndTimes for Naked Holidays in 2009, making his grand debut in the sketch Santa’s Bag Limit. He has appeared in five consecutive Naked Holidays, in roles running the gamut from Joseph Goebbels to a cross-dressing elf, and became EndTimes’ resident drag performer with Santa Baby in 2011, as well as appearing in two Vignettes for the Apocalypse. He co-chairs the EndTimes Costume Department, and serves as company Literary Manager.

Christopher works as a teaching artist throughout the city, working with both children an adults, through organizations including Wingspan Arts, New York City Children’s Theatre, and Elders Share the Arts. He is currently pursuing his MA in Applied Theatre with the City University of New York

Robert A.K. Gonyo, Technical Director, Sound Design, Trumpet

gonyo@endtimesproductions.com
GonyoRobert A. K. Gonyo has been working with EndTimes since the gory glory days of Vignettes for the Apocalypse 2008. Robert has directed many short plays for EndTimes, including the Lovecraftian horror Innsmouth, the bloody Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts, and the dystopian stoner thriller When It Gets Cold At Night, and has served as a sound designer for countless productions. Onstage, Robert is an instrument-hopping member of the EndTimes band, playing trumpet, guitar, bass, and mandolin in Naked Holidays 2012 & 2013.

Robert is a Founder & Director of Co-Op Theatre East, the producer of the off-off-Broadway podcast Go See a Show!, and a member of The Best Thing Ever, a directors collective.

robertgonyo.com

Alinca Hamilton, Video Production

alinca@endtimesproductions.com
HamiltonAlinca Hamilton came to EndTimes in 2010, diving in head-(and everything else)-first into Naked Holidays. Since then, she has appeared in Naked Holidays 2011-2013, as well as Vignettes for the Apocalypse 5, and the Horror Rock Circus. Alinca is the head of video production for EndTimes, shooting and producing promotional videos, including the infamous Topless in the City.

Alinca is a New York born and bred actress who has worked on such diverse projects as Dispersal: A Gentrification Story, an international collaboration between students in New York and Germany, and Melody June Cooper: Actress for Hire, a short film in which she stars as the title character and co-produced. Alinca is committed to combining her love of the arts with her passion for enacting social change, using theater and filmmaking as expressive art therapy. She works at the Emmy award-winning production company DCTV teaching youth in their PRO-TV department.

alincahamilton.com

Jarrod Bates, Prop Master, Trumpet

jarrod@endtimesproductions.com
Jarrod Bates first joined EndTimes in 2012, playing LARS, a very gay robot in Waste of Space, part of Vignettes for the Apocalypse 6. He has since joined the cast as an actor, trumpet player, and naked unicyclist–and perhaps, some day, all three at once!–for Naked Holidays 2012 and 2013. Jarrod manages the Props Department for EndTimes productions, honing his craft on projects ranging from Catholic church regalia to pop-up books concealed in intimate places.

Jarrod is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, iO Chicago, and the Annoyance. He has performed around the city in various plays and musicals with Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, RAL Productions, Write Act Rep, the Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, Hudson Warehouse, Pipeline Theatre Co., and can be seen regularly doing comedy at the Annoyance Theatre NY in Williamsburg. Jarrod is originally from Mississippi and doesn’t understand how it all got this way.

jarrodbates.com

Lee’at Bruhl, Social Media

sm@endtimesproductions.com
BruhlLee’at Bruhl first came to EndTimes in Naked Holidays 2012, playing “the worst Jew,” and making broad use of her Australian accent, which we’ve been exploiting ever since. She has also appeared in Naked Holidays 2013, and as Monique in Zombie Frat House Bash, part of the EndTimes Bunker production Zombie March Madness. Lee’at has had over 6 years’ experience using and being frustrated by social media, and is determined to get you to ‘like’ her EndTimes.

Lee’at originally hails from Sydney, Australia. She is a recent graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and a current student at the UCB Training Center. She can be seen in the TV pilot Gymrats in which she plays Melissa Dykman, an off-beat yoga teacher, as well as Lemmings the Series.

leeatbruhl.com

Sarah Schoofs, Community Outreach

schoofs@endtimesproductions.com
SchoofsSarah Schoofs has been with EndTimes since Easy Outs in 2008. Since then, she has appeared in Naked Holidays 2009-2013, and a comparable number of Vignettes for the Apocalypse. Sarah captains Community Outreach for EndTimes, including, but not limited to, interviewing strangers topless in Times Square.

When she’s not getting naked for EndTimes, Sarah can be found dying in many different films. You can find her in Gut (Official selection of 20+ international film festivals), Phobia, and as Jennifer in Sean Mannion’s feature film Meme.

www.sarahschoofs.com

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