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Birthday Boy
What can a little boy say when all he knows is taken away?
By Brett Roelofs and Jack Donahue
Directed by Angie Kristic

Presented by KBO Theatre Company
Benefiting La Jornada

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS
Teatro LATEA @ The Clemente
Friday 7/13 @9:30pm-11:00pm
Sunday 7/15 @7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday 7/22 @3:30pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 7/25 @6:00pm-7:30pm
Saturday 7/28 @7:15pm-8:45pm
Sunday 7/29 @1:45pm-3:15pm
Monday 7/30 @9:15pm-10:45pm

On his 8th birthday, Johnny’s mother dropped him off at a Brooklyn orphanage saying, “This is summer camp! I’ll be back to get you in the fall,” and never returned. Now as a young man, he must learn to trust, to love, and to be loved… again.


ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

ANGIE KRISTIC (Director/Producer) Best Director Award Nominations: Off-Bway: “Cherchez La Femme: A Musical Excuse” (Audelco) 2016, “To Win A Crown Of Thorns(MITF) NY/Paris, France and “Your Name On My Lips” (MITF) 2014. Some NY directing credits:“7 Days Between Heaven & Hell” (13th Rep), “Savage” (Off-Bway) and “Days of Wrath”(Emerging Artists). Acting/Directing: “Keep Walking” (Michelle), “Resting Place” (Maggie), “The Calculus of Love & Sex” (Beth), NY Theatre Workshop, “Peacocks & Hens”, alsoco-wrote/played Elisabetta w/Marc Duret (“Outlander”) in Paris, France and “How Alfo Learned to Love Women” (also played Dr Patti w/ ”Sopranos” Robert Funaro), “Closer” (Producer/Anna) Screening Room. Ms Kristic started as an assistant director at The Actor’s Studio Gala Benefit for Paul Newman. She is the Artistic Director/Founder of The KBO Theatre Company and The NY/UK Playwrights Festival and has taught acting at The Castle Theatre (UK). Film credits: “Dating Service” (Producer) also played Francesca (LA Filmmaker’s Award) Paramount Pictures and BFI (London). Training: Sir Peter Hall/RADA, Wynn Handman, The Clinton School for Writers & Artists (NY Times Journalism Award) and Columbia University (Paley Scholar). What’s Next: “Music Between Us” (Best Screenplay Willifest Award Winner 2017), “Veils of Justice” and “That Other Woman” (DGA), AEA, SAG.

BRETT ROELOFS (Book/Lyrics/Music) As pianist, vocalist, and composer, Mr. Roelofs has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, the New York Center for Contemporary Opera, Merkin Concert Hall, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Davenport Theatre, the Producer’s Club, 777 Theatre, Times Square Art Center, the Waldorf Astoria, NY Irish Arts Center, Flushing Town Hall, and the Warwick Music Festival.  He has performed throughout the city with the Goliard Chorale and Chamber Ensemble. Brett is Director of Fine Arts for the Colonial Church of Bayside, and has taught musical theater for years at “In the Spotlight” and “TheaterKidz” Performing Arts Academies, having directed young actors age 7-17 in over 30 musicals in Manhattan and Queens.

JACK DONAHUE is a poet, short story writer and playwright. Numerous poems and works of fiction written by Jack Donahue have been published in literary arts journals such as: Newtown Literary Review; Prole (U.K.); Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria); The Main Street Rag; China Grove; Folio; The Almagre Review and others throughout North America, Europe and India. His work has appeared in print alongside such literary luminaries as: Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda; Robert Graves; Tennessee Williams; Paul Bowles and Lawrence Ferlinghetti.  The author’s first book of poems, “Just Below the Surface” is set for a fall 2018 launch. A children’s picture book, “Come Play With Me By The Sea” will be published later this year. Several of his plays have been staged at: Arena Repertory Theatre, Farmingdale, NY; New Jersey Repertory Theatre, Long Branch, NJ; Bailiwick Theatre, Chicago, IL; Caldwell Theatre, Boca Raton, FL; table reading of new play, MIRROR MAN, at the Dramatists Guild, via the Athena Theatre and staged excerpt at Dionysius Festival, Khaos Theatre, Indianapolis; Equity Lab production, with co-creator Brett Roelofs, of new musical, BIRTHDAY BOY, at NYC Davenport Theatre. Member in good standing of the Dramatists Guild of America and Opera America.  Mr. Donahue received his M.Div. degree from New Brunswick, Theological Seminary, NJ in 2008. He is married and resides on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

KBO THEATRE COMPANY is an award-nominated, Manhattan-based theatre troupe specializing in new works. What’s next: The NY/UK Playwrights Festival / Fall 2018.

 


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