BUILDING MADNESS - November 18, 2016
November 18, 2016
7:00 - 9:00PM
Run time: 90 minutes followed by a mix-and-mingle with the cast
Max and Paul are just trying to keep their architecture company afloat, but they accidentally hired the mob to build a police retirement home. They may never get the project done in this screwball comedy, but they are most definitely building madness.
“If you love those great old screwball comedies from Hollywood’s Golden Era of the 1930s, you will love Building Madness…Featuring a picture perfect cast performing in the sophisticated style and rapid-fire word play of those classic films and seeing it all done live is a treat. The plot is straight-forward fun, and what author Danley does with it is rich…Everyone gets their share of clever lines and physical comedy. The ensemble plays together like the pros they are.” -John K. Adams, Tolucan Times
Gwen Gladwell - Eryn Joslyn
Eryn Joslyn received her BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. Since graduating, Eryn has guest starred in NBC’s Journeyman and MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, along with several short films and a regrettable horror film. Eryn has worked with such theaters as Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Player’s Club in NYC and the Pittsburgh Public Theatre. Eryn is new to Seattle and excitedly jumping into the theater scene, where she feels most at home.
Max Marshall - J. Samuel Cowan
J. Samuel Cowan probably works on too much Shakespeare, if he’s being honest. But he can’t help it, he loves words, wordplay, wordcraft, and wordsmithery. Such things are what drew him to this play reading where he is thrilled to be similar verbal gymnastics in a more contemporary setting. Previous roles include Banquo in Pocket Theatre’s Macbeth: The Shakesperience, Exeter, Malvolio, and Malcolm in a series of Bard & Brew events with Island Shakespeare festival, as well as roles with Seattle Shakespeare Co., Greenstage, and Theatre 9/12. You can see JSam next as Rick in Theatre 9/12’s production of Six Degrees of Separation this January.
Paul Fielding - Barry O'Neil
Barry O’Neil has been acting in the Seattle area going on five years, having moved back home after ten years acting in Los Angeles. In that time he’s worked in TV, radio, corporate videos, theater, and film. Recent highlights include Escape, directed by Lacey Leavitt, and Wild, produced by/starring Reese Witherspoon and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. This is his second reading of Building Madness, having performed as Vito in an earlier incarnation of the show.
Ruby Deleoni - Anna Stone
Anna Stone is new to Seattle after living in NYC for many years. Luckily, during a stint in LA, she met The Great Kate Danley and is thrilled to be back in the same zip code and on the boards with her. Anna does theatre, TV, and voiceover. You may have seen her on SVU, Law & Order, or Boardwalk Empire. Originally from Montana, Anna is thrilled to be back in the Northwest. She is represented by Big Fish NW and can be found at www.anna-stone.com.
Trixie Taylor - Kate Danley
Kate Danley is a USA TODAY bestselling author and winner of the Panwoski Playwriting Award. Her plays have been produced internationally. She trained at The Groundlings, RADA, Towson University, and the Acme Comedy Theater. Her Maggie MacKay series is optioned for film and television. Her film shorts include The Playhouse, Dog Days, SuperPout, and Sports Scents. She trained in puppetry with Mr. Snuffleupagus and played the head of a 20-foot dinosaur on an NBC pilot. She lost on Hollywood Squares.
Vito Deleoni - Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart is an actor, writer and playwright. Recent theatre roles include Starbuck in the Rainmaker, Otto in Starling, Ring of Fire for CenterStage, John in Fifth of July for Theate22, Theseus for GreenStage. His plays have been produced by STAGEright, Island Shakespeare Festival, Beltown Theatre Center and Cornish, and were all impressive. He is supposed to have two books coming out in the near future, or so his publisher tells him. In his spare time, Tom writes short bio pieces in the third person.
Stage Directions - Christine Wilhelm
Christy Wilhelm is the founder and artisan of Christy Bows, a studio that specializes in geek themed merchandise for humans and their furry friends. She is also busy keeping Seattle dressed with her LuLaRoe franchise. This marks her stage debut.