This Fall, Goodly Rotten Apple Productions Presents:
The Water Children by Wendy MacLeod
In this dark comedy, Megan is a pro-choice actress walking the line between ingenue and mom. When she loses a big role to the next hot young thing, her agent convinces her to take a well-paid commercial- for a pro-life organization. In spite of her beliefs, she can't afford to say no. To her surprise, she finds herself falling for Randall, the pro-life organization's charismatic leader. Along the way she gets conflicting advice from her quirky gay roommate, her Catholic mom, her flamboyant hairdresser, her unborn son, and her cat. Things turn upside down when Randall's militant group takes a crazy turn and Megan's pregnancy test turns up positive. What will Megan do? The choice is her's...for the time being.
|KATHERINE BARRON was most recently seen in 'Miss Hope's' with Nylon Fusion. She's having a splendid time with the 3 Moms in 'The Water Children'. Favorite roles include Helena and Titania in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Laurencia in 'Fuente Ovejuna' Elvira in 'Blythe Spirit', Victoria Woodhull in 'Woodhull' and the Stage Manager in 'Our Town'. Dedicated to her own Mom in NC. MFA- Mason Gross, Rutgers University.|
|TOM FRANK is very grateful and excited to be working on The Water Children with Goodly Rotten Apple Productions. Tom worked on the role of Chance ten years ago under direction of the playwright, Wendy MacLeod, and is thrilled at the challenge of re-approaching the play now from such a different role. This marks Tom's New York stage debut, having recently moved from Los Angeles, where Tom worked as an actor, writer, director, editor and musician. His latest EP "Leviathan" is available for download online. Tom holds a B.A. in Drama, with Honors, from Kenyon College. http://www.reverbnation.com/tomfrank|
|CARSON LEE is a New York City-based, Equity actor. He is happy to be a part of this Goodly Rotten Apple production and thrilled to take on the character of Randall. Before relocating to NYC, Carson worked professionally in the Minneapolis/St. Paul theatre and film communities and received his B.A. in Theatre Arts (emphasis in acting) from Augsburg College.|
|Ramón Olmos Torres|
RAMÓN OLMOS TORRES is thrilled to be a part of Goodly Rotten Apple Productions’ inaugural play. A former Columbia engineering student turned investment banking analyst, Ramón left the 1% a year ago in order to pursue his passion for acting. Theater credits include Behind the Throne (HB Playwrights), The Play’s the Thing (HB Playwrights), In Praise of Jeff & J.J. (American Globe), Cigarette (Secret Theater), Twelfth Night: Wall Street or What Will You (Co-Op East Theatre). Film credits include Poor Rock, Guard, Evergreen and Thanks a lot, Ma. Training includes Primary Stages’ ESPA and HB Studio. He is a member of The Bats (resident acting company at The Flea) and a ensemble member at HB Playwrights Foundation. Visit www.ramonotorres.com for more information.
|JENNIFER TERRELL is delighted to be playing Liz in this production of The Water Children. She has worked both in NYC and regionally playing characters ranging from a witch in Macbeth, to a ghost in Blythe Spirit, to a dog in Sylvia. Some of her other favorite roles include: Helen Keller in Monday After the Miracle, Annie Sullivan in Miracle Worker, Annelle and Shelby in two different productions of Steel Magnolias, Trinculo in The Tempest, Helena in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Myrtle Mae in Harvey. Jennifer also enjoys working with W-WOW Radio in NYC where she performs 1940s mystery radio shows. She has appeared in improv, sketch comedy, and a little stand-up (but only sitting down). You may have seen her in several commercials for TV Land, Comedy Central, Citibank and her favorite Peanut Chews. Jennifer is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
|TAYLOR VALENTINE has performed all over the country in all kinds of theatres. Recent NYC roles: Malvolio ("Little West 12th Night", Underdground Zero Festival) Clown ("Shakuntala", La Mama ETC). Taylor is also a producer/teacher/manager for the uber-physical Magis Theatre Company. Thanks to EW for the inspiration...|
|*Denotes Member of AEA Actor's Equity Association|
|J. PAUL NICHOLAS (DIRECTOR) Since 2006 Paul has directed several plays & staged readings in NYC and regionally. Most recently he directed “Yellowman” at Henley Street Theater in Richmond, VA; & “One For the Road” at the Times Square International Theater Festival; and “The Tempest” with the M.I.T. Shakespeare Ensemble in Boston. He is also a proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab. As an actor, Paul has performed at numerous local & regional theaters, and he has a recurring role on TV’s Law & Order: SVU. Paul has an MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting at GWU in DC. Please visit www.jpaulnicholas.com|
|JOHN PHILIP HAMILTON (CO-PRODUCER) Over the past 18 years John has written and produced for the independent stage and screen, including the stage plays Motel Cowboy & Stetson Manifesto and the film Saloon Song. His original work has enjoyed independent runs in San Francisco as well participation in various International festivals. A transplant from San Francisco, this is his first production in New York city.|
|JIM LANGAN (PRODUCTION DESIGNER) s happy to be working as the Production Designer (Set and Lighting) on this production of THE WATER CHILDREN. Jim has worked as Technical Director at ETC in PA, Production Manager at WVIA-TV, and has been a free lance designer for over twenty-five years. More recently he has been acting as well and is an EMC.
|SUMMER LEE JACK (COSTUMER) is a Brooklyn-based costume designer. Recent NY design credits include: Construction of the Human Heart(Us Premiere), The Storm(Blessed Unrest), Bossa Nova(Yale Rep), The Seagull, Arcadia, The Things Are Against Us(Yale School of Drama) Normal, Hollow Roots, The Wedding Reception, Vaska Vaska Glöm(Yale Cabaret), Fracturing, Sympathetic Division(Sweeter Theater Company), The Wild Party(Gallery Players), A Piece of My Heart, Who Will Carry the Word?(Red Fern Theater Company), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(Abridged), Nervermore!(The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey). www.summerleejack.com.|
| MOLLY COHEN (STAGE MANAGER) has worked on over 25 productions, in roughly 10 different capacities; this production marks her twentieth show as a stage manager. Her favorite productions were Luzimbu and Great Jones Variations, both of which she stage managed with the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, and Knight of the Burning Pestle (Stage Manager) with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company. She is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she received her B.A. in Drama. “Thanks to the cast and crew for a great experience, my dad for his constant love, and to my mom, whose guidance is sorely missed.”
|KEVIN BROUDER (SOUND DESIGNER) is a designer and performer. Recent credits include light design for Art for Sale and Night of the Auk in FringeNYC, as well as projections design and videography for Dispersal: A Gentrification Story, directed by Fulbright recipient Brian Rhinehart. In July he was the technical director for the CrisisArt festival in Arezzo, Italy, as well as an assistant designer for the performance Giulia/Juliet, directed by Karin Coonrod. Kevin is very excited to work with Goodly Rotten Apple Productions on their inaugural production.|
|Jason Galeon, Graphic Designer|