2023 OOB Festival – Tuesday / Session Two

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Horror Play by Justin Aaron Halle


JUSTIN AARON HALLE (Playwright) is a queer, Jewy and New York-based playwright and pansy. Their plays include Case Studies: A New Kinsey Report (Exponential Fest and The Brick), Cowgirl (Columbia @ Roundabout Prize Finalist) and Delaware, Come Home (Lucille Lortel, published in Best of Red Bull Theater’s Short New Plays). Justin’s monologue “Judy New Year” was recently published in WE/US: Monologues for the Gender Minority (Smith & Kraus) and their MFA thesis play, a gay-ass meditation on masculinity, mysticism and the Old Testament called Vile Isle, was performed at Columbia University under the mentorship of Jen Silverman.


SPENCER WHALE (Director) is a new works director whose recent premieres include his play Cuck, Cuck, Bull and Justin Aaron Halle’s Vile Isle and Cowgirl.


SOPHIA CASTUERA (Final Girl) is an actor/filmmaker/Scorpio. Directing credits: VOCE, august at twenty-two. Acting credits: Trojan Woman, The Saint & the Football Player, doing fine.


MAGDA CYCHOWSKI (Stoner) is an actor/writer. BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. Published in Bust/Modern Loss. Memoir-in-essays forthcoming in 2024.


JORGE GUEVARA (Token Minority) is a hot, young and spunky blonde looking for love in all the wrong places. Rent their feature film debut august at twenty two on all streaming platforms. @jorgefelipeguevara


ROYCE JOHNSON (Nice Guy) is thrilled to be with Justin & Spencer again! Catch him this month in his off-Broadway debut, 9/10, at The Gene Frankel Theatre.


JULIAN MANJERICO (Jock). Data in the off-Broadway premiere of Khan!!! The Musical, Beppo the Clown in A Man Called Otto. Training: BFA Acting, Boston University (Bette Davis Acting Award).


McCLEAN PETERSON (Cheerleader). The Jury (A.R.T./NY), Pop Punk High (les Poisson Rouge), IvankaPlay (Edinburgh Fringe), Convention (Irondale), Assassins (Secret Theatre), CRACKS (NY Fringe). @mclean18/mcleanpeterson.com


The Heaviest Burden by Kailee Goldberg


KAILEE GOLDBERG (Playwright) is a playwright, director and actor from Rockville, MD. Her most recent theatre credits include Spring Awakening (Director), As You Like It (Audrey/Hisperia), The Fearless New Play Festival (Actor) at the University of Maryland and Heathers The Musical (Director). She is excited to be making her playwriting debut and is extra thrilled to hear the work of everyone else at the Festival. Kailee earned her BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of Maryland this past May. While at UMD, she was a proud part of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe, the Undergraduate Theatre Artist Society and Omicron Kappa Delta (the national leadership honor society). She would like to thank her family, friends, professors and mentors for their endless support and love. Extra shoutout to her playwriting teacher and mentor, Jennifer Barclay. @kaileegoldberg


NATHANIEL P. CLARIDAD (Director). Selected credits include Weathervane Theatre, Southern Rep., Imagination Stage, Drama League Resident (2019, 2016). Numerous acting credits include Here Lies Love (Public Theater). TV: Harlem.


MOLLY BRENNAN (Rachel) studies BFA Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. Recent credits: Colette in Four Dogs and A Bone (MMC), Emmy in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Hampton Theater Company).


MARISSA CARPIO (Stage Directions) is a SAG-AFTRA member on strike who stands with the WGA. Fair contracts for all. Film credits with Bette Midler, Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds and Ken Marino for struck companies. marissacarpio.com


WONHEE KIM (Eomma). South Korean actress and dancer based in NY. MFA Acting from Actors Studio Drama School. Credits: Wu Wei on the Table (Yangtze Rep Theater, NYC), Source of the Odour (Busan Film Festival), The Palace (The Festival of Women Directors, Seoul), Dancing with the City (Seoul International Dance Festival, Korea) and more.


ESTHER UM (Jaimie). Graduate of NYU Tisch, BFA Drama. Film: Violets (2019), Roadtrip (2021), Mid-shift (2021). Theatre: Spring Awakening (Martha), Agnes of God (Agnes). Repped by CPM Talent.


RYAN HARTLEY (Assistant Director) is a theatre director and actor. He most recently directed Gummy Worm at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Ryan is always seeking collaborators for new projects.


Camouflage by Peter Chansky


PETER CHANSKY (Playwright) is a Philadelphia-based playwright currently enrolled in the MFA Playwriting program at Temple University. He received his undergraduate degree from Trinity College, where he self-designed his major, Philosophy of the Individual in Theater. His work explores the existential foundations of identity and performance through heightened realism bordering on the absurd. His short film We’re All Fine was awarded at the Couch Film Festival and NYLIFF, and his play The Baby Shower has been performed at 61 Local and Wild East Brewery.


SARAH YOUNG (Director) is an award-winning director and filmmaker who believes in powerful, transformative storytelling through radical empathy and curiosity. Please visit sarahyoung.net.


RYAN NICHOLAS COOPER (Mike) is thrilled to be working on another one of Pete’s plays. Thanks to the team. More about Ryan at ryannicholascooper.com. @cooper_in_the_ry


VICTORIA NOEL ERNST (Katie) is an actor and filmmaker. She’s performed in various theatres in NYC. To learn more visit toriernst.com.


God Gives Ryan a Very Important Job by Dylan MarcAurele


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[/vc_column_text][/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_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
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