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Vignettes for the Apocalypse 4

VFTA2010

Vignettes for the Apocalypse 4

April 7 – April 18, 2010
The Red Room Theatre

Serling Awards

Cast

Vanessa Altshuler
Kiersten Armstrong
Byron Beane
Ashley Bloom
Eli Bridges
Thom Brown III
George Carpenter IV
Lena Cigleris
Victoria Clare
Samantha Cole
Kaitlin Dale
Leah Dashe
Ali Dizikes
Alex Dunbar
Charlie Floyd
Cheri Paige Fogleman
Jaike Foley-Schulz
Matthew logowski
Alex Herrald
Katie Hilliard
Whitney Kam
Matthew Kernisky
Trevor Kluckman
Matthew Kreiner
Ali Kresch
Andi Kristinsdottir
Megan Lee
Kiran Malhotra
Bridget McMillan
Anthony Mead
Mim Mintz
Mandy Moore
Cara Moretto
Adam P. Murphy
Frank Paiva
Corey Pajka
Gordon Rizza
Marek Sapieyevski
Megan Sass
Sarah Schoofs
Sarah Shaefer
Joy Shatz
Harlan Short
Meghan Sinclair
Kevin Paul Smith
Lisa Sobin
Zack Springer
Ruthie Stephens
Becky Sterling
Dan Stern
Jamaal Stone
Dan Vidor
Dylan Weinberger
Michael Wieser

Crew

Directors
Alessandro Colla
Andi Cohen
Chris Cornwell
Melissa Crespo
Leah Dashe
Russell Dobular
Dina Epstheyn
Sydney Gallas
Robert Gonyo
Matthew Kreiner
Lawrence Lesher
Judy Merrick
Madeleine R. Parsigian
Tony Macy-Perez
Melinda Prom
Hezeus R’
Bob Teague
Leal Vona
Writers
Andrew Biss
Lily Blau
John Bolen
Mark Borkowski
Daniel Carroll
Maximilian Clark
William Coleman
Leah Dashe
Greg Freier
James C. Ferguson
Brian Grace-Duff
Steve Lewis
Steve Lohse
Michael Marceline
Galen Peoples
Adrian Quihuis
Steve Strangio
David L. Williams
Wind D. Woods

Count Down the Thunder

Written by: John Bolen Directed by: Bob Teague
While a professor lectures his wife on the most benign of American holidays, that which seems to be unable to be learned from history comes ever closer and closer to their door.

God Costume

Written by: Daniel Carroll Directed by: Alessandro Colla
Two men, sitting at the end of all things, debate their mutual right to be the last human being left alive on the planet. The inevitable and violent outcome of their conversation leads to one of the most surprising consolation prizes ever conceived for the winner of the “human race.”

The Black and White Minstrel Show

Written by: Wind D. Woods Directed by: Tony Macy-Perez
A dark-comedy about racial stereotypes. The play examines the danger of perpetuating these stereotypes, currently and historically, through entertainment and popular media.

Honey, The Worlds Are At War!

Written by: Adrian Quihuis Directed by: Madeleine R. Parsigian

We Appear to Have Company

Written by: Greg Freier Directed by: Dina Epstheyn
An eldery British couple finds an univited clown in their living room which leads to international repercussions.

I Want to Come Back as a Zombie and Eat Your Heart

Written by: Steve Lohse Directed by: Chris Cornwell
A zombie Cassanova has been feasting on the hearts of unsuspecting women. It’s up to Digby Dangler, bounty hunter, to bring him in.

Dust

Written by: James C. Ferguson Directed by: Matthew Kreiner
Waking up on a orbital medical facility in deep space after suffering a near-fatal injury, Colonel Marcus J. Saks unexpectedly finds himself thrust into a middle of a potentially lethal mystery…

Cafe Grotesquerie

Written by: Andrew Biss Directed by: Leah Dashe
Despite having to navigate past a supercilious sommelier, the “disappearance” of their waiter, and an ugly argument over appetizers, Audrey and Aubrey remain hell-bent on having the kind of fine dining experience they deserve. If they can just make it through dessert!

Come To Mommy

Written by: Michael Marceline Directed by: Russell Dobular
Alex is excited to become a proud daddy, but he must first save himself and his child from insanely pregnant Pamela’s hormonally charged, homicidal rage.

Remains

Written by: Brian Grace-Duff Directed by: Judy Merrick
Just fourteen years into the future, safety regulations state that all organic material must be burned. What will two sisters do with a delicious sandwich and the body of their beloved Max?

SAVAGE Hot Babe MASSACRE

Written by: Steve Strangio Directed by: Lawrence Lesher
(it’s exactly what it sounds like)

Doom’s Diner

Written by: Steve Lewis Directed by: Leal Vona
Man-hunting Robots. Nucleo-Natal Experimentation. Pancakes. The fight against human extinction begins promptly after brunch.

A New Game

Written by: Leah Dashe Directed by: Andi Cohen

Blueberries Weep

Written by: David L. Williams Directed by: Hezeus R’
As research scientist Louise tries to figure out how test subject Anabel’s senses have been affected in a pharmaceutical study, the real secrets of the experiment are slowly revealed.

The Kids Are Awake

Written by: Mark Borkowski Directed by: Russell Dobular
The daughter of a serial killer meets with the son of one of his victims. Her compassion and his vengeance clash against the backdrop of his mother’s grizzly murder.

Lebensraum

Written by: William Coleman Directed by: Melissa Crespo
Exploding population and housing shortages collide with zoning laws and cannibalism in this dark comedy about two couples competing for a tiny apartment.

Everybody Gets 15 Minutes

Written by: Maximilian Clark Directed by: Melinda Prom
Sound Design: Scott Smitelli
The giant clock over Dave’s mantle has been counting down for over two years. In the final 15 minutes, Dave tries to confess his love to his friend Karen–Unfortunately for him, he only has all the time in the world to do it in.

The Girls Play

Written by: Lily Blau Directed by: Sydney Gallas
A birthday party. A game to play. They’re just teenagers, girls. But things like this can happen…

Doin’ Down Le Deadboys

Written by: Galen Peoples Directed by: Robert Gonyo
A pair of rival cliquers slam their way toward rapprochement.

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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The Serling Awards

The Serling Awards

2007          2008          2009          2010          2011          2012

 

The Serlings, EndTimes Productions annual awards ceremony, takes place at the end of each Vignettes for the Apocalypse, honoring those who dove head-first into our little den of madness.

The Serlings are determined by popular vote, but only attendees who have seen all festival bills are eligible to vote, which is about as fair as it gets during the apocalypse.

 

2007

Outstanding Script

Jerrod Boggard
Plays for the Sunni Triangle

 

2008

Comedy

Drama

Best Script

Paul Cohen
The Accommodation

Best Script

Ian Grody
Old Faithful

Best Production

Work Sucks

Best Production

Title Fight

Best Director

Lawrence Lesher
The Lunar Academy of St. Augustine

Best Director

Christopher Shepard
Cryonics

Best Actor

Jake Paque
The Accommodation

Best Actor

Brandon Drea
Cryonics

Best Actress

Deirdre Brennan
Barbed Wire Minute

 

2009

Lifetime Acheivement Award
For Extraordinary Contributions to Apocalyptic Theatre
Matthew Watkins

Long Comedy

Long Drama

Best Script

S.L. Daniels
Spoken For

Best Script

Mark Lindburgh
Kitchen Scenes With Nightmares

Best Production

Spoken For

Best Production

The Godling

Best Director

Matthew Kreiner
Spoken For

Best Director

Christopher Shepard
Dorothy After Oz

Best Actor

Prince William E. Morris
Sgt. Dickerson, Lick the Boot

Best Actor

Paul Krasner
The Clown, The Godling

Best Actress

Heather Lee Harper
Lala, Spoken For

Best Actress

Leah Dashe
Zena, The Godling

Best Supporting Actor

Patrick McDaniel
Pvt. Lovejoy, Lick the Boot

Best Supporting Actor

Marek Sapieyevski
The Godling

Best Supporting Actress

Melissa Ciesla
Linda Powell, Lick the Boot

Best Supporting Actress

Melissa Ciesla
Dorothy After Oz

Short Comedy

Short Drama

Best Script

Jamie King
TMZ TV

Best Script

S.L. Daniels
Night Vision

Best Production

TMZ TV

Best Production

Night Vision

Best Director

Judy Merrick
Float

Best Director

Sydney Gallas
Night Vision

Best Actor

Alessandro Colla
Al, TMZ TV

Best Actor

Dylan Weinberger
Father, After It’s All Over

Best Actress

Meaghan Sinclair
Bethany, Float

Best Actress

Sarah Todes
Ashley, Night Vision

 

2010

Lifetime Achievement Award
For Extraordinary Contributions to Apocalyptic Theatre
Alessandro Colla

Festival MVP
Leah Dashe

Long Comedy

Long Drama

Best Script

Daniel Carroll
God Costume

Best Script

(tie)

Mark Borkowski
The Kids Are AwakeLily Blau
The Girls Play

Best Production

Savage Hot Babe Massacre

Best Production

The Kids Are Awake

Best Director

Lawrence Lesher
Savage Hot Babe Massacre

Best Director

Sydney Gallas
The Girls Play

Best Actor

Eli Bridges
I Want To Come Back As A Zombie…

Best Actor

Matthew Glogowski
The Kids Are Awake

Best Actress

Alley Scott
Honey, The Worlds Are At War

Best Actress

Ali Kresch
The Girls Play

Best Supporting Actor

Byron Beane
God Costume

Best Supporting Actor

Dylan Weinberger
The Kids Are Awake

Best Supporting Actress

Sarah Shaefer
Honey, the Worlds Are At War

Best Supporting Actress

Cheri Paige-Fogelman
The Kids Are Awake

Short Comedy

Short Drama

Best Script

Greg Freier
We Appear To Have Company

Best Script

Leah Dashe
A New Game

Best Production

Doom’s Diner

Best Production

A New Game

Best Director

Leal Vona
Doom’s Diner

Best Director

Andi Cohen
A New Game

Best Actor

Micheal Wieser
We Appear To Have Company

Best Actor

Alex Dunbar
The Black and White Minstrel Show

Best Actress

Ruthie Stephens
Come To Mommy

Best Actress

Kaitlin Dale
A New Game

Best Supporting Actor

Kevin Paul Smith
Cafe Grotesquerie

Best Supporting Actor

Marek Sapieyevski
A New Game

Best Supporting Actress

Lisa Sobin
Lebensraum

Best Supporting Actress

Leah Dashe
A New Game
Best Festival Cameo Whitney Kam Lee
God Costume

 

2011

Lifetime Achievement Award
For Extraordinary Contributions to Apocalyptic Theatre
Matthew Kreiner

Long Comedy

Long Drama

Best Script

Derek Ahonen
The You Knows Know

Best Script

Paco Mad
Zombie Girl

Best Production

The You Knows Know

Best Production

Zombie Girl

Best Director

Matthew Kreiner
Spoken For

Best Director

Judy Merrick
Zombie Girl

Best Actor

Jerrod Bogard
The You Knows Know

Best Actor

Anthony Mead
Hitchhikers May Be Escaping Convicts

Best Actress

Olivia Bosek
Spoken For

Best Actress

Kaitlin Dale
Zombie Girl

Best Supporting Actor

Leal Vona
Spoken For

Best Supporting Actor

Dylan Weinberger
The Kids are Awake

Best Supporting Actress

Kelley Swindall
Spoken For

Best Supporting Actress

Serena Miller
Madhouse

Short Comedy

Short Drama

Best Script

David L. Williams
The Wolf Manhood

Best Script

Hiccup
Brian Silliman

Best Production

The Wolf Manhood

Best Production

Hiccup

Best Director

Melinda Prom
The Wolf Manhood

Best Director

Pete Boisvert
Freaks from the Morgue

Best Actor

Leal Vona
Entranced

Best Actor

Jeff Horst
Innsmouth

Best Actress

Alinca Hamilton
The Wolf Manhood

Best Actress

Judy Merrick
Freaks from the Morgue

Best Festival Cameo

Drew Valins
X-Boyfriend

 

2012

Lifetime Achievement Award
For Extraordinary Contributions to Apocalyptic Theatre
Serena Miller

Festival MVP
Carl Feaster

Comedy

Drama

Best Script

Michael Carbone
Pseudonym

Best Script

Tyler Grimes
Meat

Best Production

Pseudonym

Best Production

Epicenter

Best Actor

Kevin Paul Smith
One, Zero

Best Actor

James Weirich
Meat

Best Actress

Kara Addington
In Conclusion

Best Actress

Erika Lee
Meat

Best Supporting Actor

Dan Stern
Vampire Reunion

Best Supporting Actress

Serena Miller
Pseudonym

Best Supporting Actress

Kathleen Kenning
The Right to Remain Violent

Best Zombie

Mary Flannigan

Best Cameo

Jeremy Duncan Pape