2023 OOB Festival – Saturday / Session Two

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THE VELOCIRAPTOR’S VERY GOOD DAY by Sarah “Sair” Kaufman and Shane Dittmar


SARAH “SAIR” KAUFMAN (Writer/Stage Manager). They. Autistic writer and performer based in Brooklyn. Likes dinos, more of a trains Autistic. Check out The Reality Shaper: A Musical Podcast! @sarahtkaufman


SHANE DITTMAR (Writer/Music Director). Them. Blind composer, musician, writer and advocate. Shane lives in Brooklyn with their guide dog, Chevelle. shanedittmar.com


AUBREY CLYBURN (Velociraptor/Riley). A neurodivergent actor/writer/amateur mathematician. Originally from NC, BFA from Texas State University, and two years in NYC. Coming soon to LA! aubreyclyburn.com


EMY RAMOS (Tyrannosaurus/Mother). They/Them. Emy Ramos is a neurodiverse performer from Westchester, New York. @heyitsemy10


CAMERON WALKER (Triceratops/Brother) is beyond excited to collaborate with Sair and Shane again. Cameron is an Astoria-based singer, actor, dancer, writer and budding drag performer. @camkablam




ADI ESHMAN (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter and educator based in Los Angeles, CA. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the USC School for Dramatic Arts. His plays have been performed at Columbia University, USC, NYU, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre and the Tank. His short film ANNE has been accepted into over 30 film festivals throughout the US and Canada. It was also in consideration for the 2023 Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short Film. He was a 2018 Jewish Plays Contest finalist, a recipient of the NYU Jewish Studies Grant and is a former member of the Civilians’ Field Research Team. For more information, check out his website at adieshman.net. BA: NYU Gallatin.


ASH(ER) LLOYD EHRENBERG (Director) (they/them) is a trans/non-binary director based in Brooklyn. Recent collaborations include projects with the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Tank, Atlantic Theater Company, New York City Center, New York Philharmonic, Bang On a Can and NYU. asherlloyd.com


SOPHIE HOYT (Alice) (she/her). Theatre: What You Get, Ghosts, For the Culture. TV: Law & Order SVU, La Locura, Chicago Med. Film: East of Middle West, Come As You Are.


BEN SALUS (Dustin) (he/him). Creator of Frat Hamlet. @bensalus


SOPHIA CLAIRE SMITH (Margot) (she/her) is a New York-based actor and graduate of Boston University School of Theatre. Recent credits include I-330 in the world premiere of WE with River Rep Theatre. Thank you to this talented team! sophiaclairesmith.com


BLAKE WILLIAMS (Justin) (he/him). Theatre: Giant Killer Slugs! (Pipeline Theater Company), Sweat (Long Island Theatre Collective). TV: God Friended Me (CBS). Film: I Carry You with Me, Trolloween. actorblakewilliams.com


MOOD BOARD by Nia Akilah Robinson


NIA AKILAH ROBINSON (She. Her.) (Playwright) is a second-year playwright at The Juilliard School. Some listed credits are… 2023 NYSAF Artist-In-Residence, 2023 National Black Theater Soul Series and 2023 Residency at The Pocantico Center through YoungArts. niaakilahrobinson.com


HEATHER LANZA (Director). NYC-based director, producer and arts educator focusing on new play development and the devising of original new works. BA in Directing, Fordham University/MA in Applied Theater from CUNY. heatherlanza.com


ANDRÉS GOLDSZMIDT (Danny) is a first generation Venezuelan-American Jew hailing from the Bay Area. BFA Tisch: Spring Awakening (Hanschen), Everyman (Death). MFA Juilliard: Pocatello (Eddie), Pericles (Antiochus).


LEELA BASSUK (Nadia). Listed credits are American Theatre Group: Right To Be Forgotten (Sarita); Juilliard: Three Sisters (Natasha), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Iris), Moment (Ruth). Juilliard (MFA, Group 54).


LORETO DELGADO (Stage Directions) is a Filipino-American actor from Chicago. He was recently seen at the Tribeca Film Festival starring in the VR animated film Mahal.


LUK ROSARIO (AJ/Nephew) is a queer Latinx actor from Long Island currently receiving his BFA in Acting at The Juilliard School.




DYLAN MarcAURELE (Playwright) is a writer and composer based in New York. Awards: 2023 Richard Rodgers Award; 2020-21 Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellowship; 2021 Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist. He wrote book/music/lyrics for the sell-out hit The Real Housewives of New York: The Parody Musical, created the 28,000-follower Instagram account @RHONYmusical as seen on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and penned the queer horror spoof M3gan: The Parody Musical. Additional composing credits: Lewis Loves Clark (words by Mike Ross); Tea With G (words by Deborah Berenson); The Land of Forgotten Toys (“This score could compete with a lot of far more famous holiday attractions… You might want to catch this show just to hear MarcAurele’s tunes.” — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune). He has written songs for several youth musicals licensed through Broadway Licensing and Theatrical Rights Worldwide. BA, Harvard University ’16. dylanmarcaurele.com


REBECCA WILSON (Director). Director and theatre artist. Recent credits: 1900’s Women Bonding (The Chain), The Wizard of Oz (Narrows Community Theater), Dancing in the Moonshine (The Tank), Significant Other (Hofstra University). @_reabz


TEDDY GREY (Ryan). Actor, singer/songwriter. The British Invasion (National Tour), Private Lives (Hofstra University), American Idiot (Masquerade Musical Co). Writer, director and titular character of Garfeld the Musical (A Garfield Parody). @teddygreyiii


SAM KAUFMAN (God). Actor/singer. Troilus and Cressida (Hofstra University), Legally Blonde (Hofstra University), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Local Tour). Co-star/writer of one line in Garfeld. @instasam58


JUNG by Matthew Chong


MATTHEW CHONG (Playwright) is a Korean-American playwright. His work revolves around the Asian American experience, and investigates the ramifications of living under a scarcity model. His plays include Lessons (Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative finalist 2023, Bay Area Playwrights Festival semifinalist 2023), Assimilation (Pipeline PlayLab semifinalist 2021), Plague Year (Red Bull Theater’s Short New Play Festival 2020) and Hurricane Regan. He assisted Scott Rudin during the Broadway productions of Three Tall Women and To Kill A Mockingbird. He is a member of Playground-NY’s Writers Pool and has been published by Stage Rights. He graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and will be pursuing an MFA at Yale University in the fall.


SARAH SHIN (Director) is a Schwenksville-raised, Boston-trained, Brooklyn-based Korean-American director whose work celebrates life’s infinite possibilities, and reclaims truths from history that has been marginalized.


SUBIN KARA AHN (Actor) (they/he/she) is a professional actor, director, musician and model based in NYC. Credits: Oo-Genesis and Before the Flood (Equity Showcase), etc.


CHUJA SEO (Actor). Cookin’ (Minetta Lane), Kim’s Convenience (Westport Country Playhouse), Wild Goose Dreams (UK premiere), Salt Pepper Ketchup (InterAct & Passage Theatre Company). MFA: CalArts.


PAUL YOON (Stage Directions). Paul (Sang Yun) Yoon is a Korean-born actor based in NYC, who has recently graduated from NYU. He is thrilled to take part in Jung.


DRAWBRIDGE by Mallory Jane Weiss


MALLORY JANE WEISS (Playwright)  grew up in New Jersey, where she went down the shore and ate taylor ham. She continues to do those things and writes plays, in Brooklyn. Select plays include BIG BLACK SUNHATS (Great Plains Theatre Commons New Play Conference 2023; The O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2022; Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission finalist 2020), LIGHTS OUT AND AWAY WE GO (The O’Neill NPC finalist 2023; Clubbed Thumb reading 2022), THE PAGE TURNERS (Clauder Competition Gold Prize 2023; Princess Grace Award semi-finalist 2022; The O’Neill NPC finalist 2021), PONY UP (Princess Grace Award Finalist, 2019), and DAVE AND JULIA ARE STUCK IN A TREE (Playing on Air’s James Stevenson Prize 2020). Mallory is an alumna of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group (2021-2022), The COOP’s Clusterf**k (2021), Gingold Theatrical Group’s Speakers Corner (2018-2019) and Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB Retreat (2019). BA: Harvard University, MFA: The New School.


LILY KANTER RIOPELLE (Director). Directing: 59E59, Clubbed Thumb, Youngblood/EST, The Tank, The Brick, Urbanite Theatre, Portland Stage. Assisting: Broadway, Williamstown, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. AD: Two Headed Rep. lilyriopelle.com


ADRIAN COLLINS (Stage Directions) is a Brooklyn-based performance artist and actor. She has a solo show called YOUR BEST ODD GIRL OUT. adrian-collins.com


COLLIN McCONNELL (Door) is an actor and playwright. MFA Playwriting: The New School, BFA Acting and Creative Writing: Brooklyn College. Love to his partner, Simone, and rabbit, Rhino.


FRANKIE PLACIDI (Tuesday) is an actor and writer who loves to make new work and make people laugh. @frankieplacidi/frankieplacidi.com[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#ffffff”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal” color=”#ffffff”][vc_column_text]

2023 OOB Festival Credits


Festival Sponsor
Concord Theatricals


2023 Festival Judges
Jason Aguirre
Christina Anderson
Hilary Bettis
Eleanor Burgess
Steph Del Rosso
Jason Eagan
Skylar Fox
Gracie Gardner
Margaret Ledford
Jill Rafson
Jonathan Silverstein
Emmanuel Wilson


Honorary Playwright
James Ijames


Festival Artistic Director
Casey McLain


Literary Director/Opening Night Party Moderator
Garrett Anderson


Festival Host/Client Manager
Abbie Van Nostrand


House Manager
Tyler Mullen


Box Office Manager
Rosemary Bucher


Marketing Team
Meredith Foster
Jeremiah Hernandez
Courtney Kochuba
Imogen Lloyd Webber


Festival Production Coordinators
Cambria Martin
Clare Rankine
Alexandra Varitek


Festival Support Staff
Ella Andrew, Victoria Bond, Meredith Foster, Shaina Gilks, Jeremiah Hernandez, Ben Keiper, Rachel Levens, David McMaines, Gabriela Morales, Nate Netzley, Kristen Rea, Rachel Smith, Faith Williams


2023 Submissions Readers
Ella Andrew, Caroline Barnard, Caroline Bohnenberger, Jim Colleran, Charlie Coulthard, Sequoyah Douglas, Meredith Foster, Marquis Hardin, Rachel Levens, Amy Rose Marsh, Debbie McLean, David McMaines, Elizabeth Minski, Gabriela Morales, Tyler Mullen, Alexander Perez, Kristen Rea, Rachel Smith, Abbie Van Nostrand, Sarah Weber, Faith Williams


Special Thanks
Sean Flahaven, Bill Gaden, Concord, City Theatre Miami


About Concord Theatricals
Concord Theatricals is the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection, plus dozens of new signings each year. Our unparalleled roster includes the work of Irving Berlin, Agatha Christie, George & Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Lorraine Hansberry, Jeremy O. Harris, Kander & Ebb, Tom Kitt, Ken Ludwig, Marlow & Moss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anaïs Mitchell, Dominique Morisseau, Cole Porter, Theresa Rebeck, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Thornton Wilder and August Wilson. We are the only firm providing truly comprehensive services to the creators and producers of plays and musicals, including theatrical licensing, music publishing, script publishing, cast recording and first-class production.

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