Apr 24, 2017

Tangled Up

A Staged Reading
Written by Roderic Wachovsky
Directed by Gama Valle

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A cynical lawyer haunted by the burden of memory of his dead lover, finds the entanglement of love, sex and terror have enduring resonance in the radically changing New York City of 1993.    

Cast: Howard Collado | Nikki Ferry | Joe Loper | Joshua Pyne

Roderic Wachovsky (playwright) | HANAKO JUNCTION, Gene Frankel Theater, 2011.  Sewanee Writer’s Conference 2013, adviser Dan O’Brien, workshop reading MUD MEN.  TO TRUST IN CHARIOTS, Planet Connection Festivity 2015 winner of  “Outstanding Production of One Act.”  TANGLED UP genesis at LaMaMa Umbria 2014 Playwright Retreat and first reading LaMaMa Studios 2015.  TANGLED UP, recipient of New York Foundation of the Arts sponsorship.  Thank you to Mia Yoo, Matt Nasser, Frank Carucci, Andrea Paciotto, and Catherine Filloux.

Gama Valle (director) is an up and coming Puerto Rican director, playwright and screenwriter. He holds an M.F.A in Directing from The New School and a B.A. in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico. Gama is the Artistic Director of TB!A Theatre Collective. He was also the recipient of the Van Lier Directing Fellowship ‘10/’11 at Repertorio Español. Gama received the First Prize in playwriting from Puerto Rico’s Institute of Culture (2008) for his play “Queishd&Dilit”.  Recently his play “Oh Holy Mother of Quique!” was part of FUERZAfest Latino LGBTQ Festival. N.Y. credits include: “L’Amfiparnaso”, “I Catch You Dreaming”,  “Among Who, Whom and Ever”, “Jump It”, “In Love but Discreet”, “The Girl Who Used to Die Often”, NSD credits: “Atalanta K.O.” and “Boston Marriage.” Twitter: @gamavalle.

Howard Collado received his BFA in theatre arts  at L.I.U./C.W.Post. his TV credits include a guest star In the W.B.’s “Carrie Diaries”. He also plays guitar in a indie acoustic prog-metal band called Facebacon. He made his La Mama debut 2 years ago with his theatre Company Sin Teatro/Intimus’s production of Aminta Delara’s play “Golindina”. He is beyond humbled & grateful for the opportunity to bring  the words of “tangled Up” to life.

Nikki Ferry holds an MFA from Wayne State University and a BFA from Wright State University. She has studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School, trained with SITI Company, and is currently working on a teaching certification in the Michael Chekhov technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. Regionally she has performed with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Stage One, St. Croix Festival Theatre, and The Lost Colony. New York credits include Inwood Festival Theatre, Pulse Theatre Ensemble, Theatre 20/20, and Theater for the New City.

Joe Loper is a graduate from The New School for Drama with his MFA in Drama. Trained in modern and classical techniques, Joe has played roles from Chicago to The Laramie Project, worked in Film and TV as well the NY Fringe Festival. Joe has worked with Kathryn Rossetter, Peter J. Fernandez and Cotter Smith at The New School for Drama.  He has recently played Doug from Gruesome Playground Injuries and Ambrose Bierce in Jaffa Film’s Rediscovering Kate Carew. Joe has traveled the world while serving in the US AirForce and has found a passion for photography. He looks forward to his breakthrough role on Broadway and one day working with Tom Hanks.    

Joshua Pyne‘s recent NYC credits include: Lindy in Live In Theater’s Fierce & Deadly 1988; Tin in Josh Brady’s production of Emerald Eyes at the ​Hudson Guild Theatre; Sergei in Storm Theatre’s production of Collaborators; James Bonner in APT Theater’s Bane for the Psycho Clan’s Nightmare Horror Show; and Lovis Bevil in Dot The Connective’s original rock-opera, Löve in a Tub. He has been proud member of the audience-interactive Live In Theater troupe since 2011. Josh enjoys language acquisition, travel, and homebrewing. Prior to his relocation to Bushwick, he worked with many Michigan filmmakers, to include Collective Development, Inc., Cameo Multimedia, and Equinox Productions – in addition to acting at Michigan regional theaters.  

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