When 18-year old klutzy outcast, Kitty Katz, leaves her suburban gated community for the Ghetto Art School, she finds art’s underbelly to be both seamy and spectacular. With her new friends – an ultra-cool street artist and a kind-hearted boy-genius – Kitty forges through the school’s cutthroat and preposterous melée, yearning to be a true artist. Will she find fame? The ghost of Willem de Kooning? Or something real?
Approximate Runtime: 2:00 including intermission
Jillian Louis is delighted to be a part of POPart. Off-Broadway: Shlomo (Ruth); NY/ Regional: Laughter on the 23rd (Helen) and I Hate Hamlet (Dierdre-Northern Stage); Showboat (Magnolia-Gateway Playhouse), Gemini (Judith- Prince Music Theatre), Irene (Irene- Musicals Tonight), The Wizard of Oz (North Shore MT); Iolanthe (NYGASP). Upcoming: The Glass Menagerie (Laura - Walnut St. Theatre).
Jason Michael Snow: Broadway: South Pacific (Yeoman Herbert Quale, u/s Professor), National Tour: Xanadu (Thalia, u/s Sonny), Off-Broadway: Saved (Playwrights Horizons), Regional: Pirates! (Goodspeed), Reality (Cape Cod Theatre Project). Workshops/Festivals: The Man in the Ceiling (Disney), Wood (NYMF ‘08), Glory Days (Signature Theatre/Joe’s Pub), Mrs. Sharp (Disney/ASCAP), Original Music Composition: Hey, You Know What Movie Would Make A Good Musical? (Zipper Factory, The Julia Miles Theatre). In his 2nd year of The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. BFA from The Boston Conservatory.
Previous NYMF: Hurricane (2009). Recent credits include Sweeney Todd (Toby) at Barrington Stage Company, Dancing With Abandon (NY Fringe Festival). World premiers of The Traveling Companion and Chalky White Substance (Tennessee Williams Festivals; Mississippi, Massachusetts,Dublin). Favorite roles include Alan Strang in Equus, Woof in Hair, Tommy (Perseverance Theatre). Off-Broadway: Naked Boys Singing. Zachary is a Proud member of AEA.
TV: Mrs. Dzubenko in Nurse Jackie, Judge Schaft on Law and Order, and Dr. A. J. Waxman in Lights Out. Broadway: Original cast member of Wicked, Wedding Singer, Parade, and Urban Cowboy. Off-Broadway: Recent credits include the critically acclaimed Adding Machine, Two Rooms by Lee Blessing, Janis Joplin in Love Janis. Regional: Jack’s Mother in Into the Woods and Miss Hannigan in Annie at CMT, Golde in Fiddler at The Fulton Opera House, Mme. Thenardier in Les Misérables at the Pioneer Theatre, Mama Rose in Gypsy at Sundance, and Rosalie in Carnival at NSMT. Plays include Dirty Blonde, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Lily Tomlin, Eleemosynary, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and All in the Timing.
Timothy Warmen-has been in the original companies of several Broadway shows-The Who's Tommy, Steel Pier, Sideshow, Dance of The Vampires, other Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde, Wonderful Town(Lincoln Center).Regionally; Jean ValJean in Les Miserables, Zoser in Aida, Captain von Trapp in The Sound Of Music, Duke in Big River, Chet's father in Burnt Part Boys and countless others. Film/TV- April's father (Kate Winslet) Revolutionary Road, Law and Order Criminal Intent, and many soaps. Last year at the NYMF 2009 played Old Sam Eye in Cross That River.
Since returning to USA in 2005 credits include: Little Women (1st national), Glorious (Fulton Theatre, Phoenix Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Syracuse Stage), Grey Gardens (Cincinnati Ensemble) Souvenir (Cincinnati Ensemble, Northlight Theatre, St. Louis Repertory, Santa Barbara Ensemble, American Stage Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, Vienna’s English Theatre (European premiere), The Clandestine Marriage (Centenary Stage), Other People’s Money (John Engeman Theatre). Recent awards include Kevin Kline, CEA, and Acclaim Award for Souvenir and CEA for Grey Gardens.
Josh Powell joins POPart straight from starring in the critically acclaimed Cradle Will Rock at Manhattan’s Theater Ten Ten. Recently, he’s been seen regionally in Phantom (Phantom), Carousel (Billy), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Camelot (Arthur), and as Bob in the International Touring Production of Menotti’s classic opera The Telephone. Josh has also won both The Dramalogue Award and The San Francisco Theater Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Love to CC!
Broadway: South Pacific. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone (Kitty, First national). New York Theatre: Mrs. Sharp (Playwrights Horizons), The Breakup Notebook (Vineyard Theatre), The Hudsucker Proxy (Manhattan Theatre club) It Shoulda Been You, Piece (NAMT). Regional: The Wild Party (Queenie, New Repertory Theatre), Cole Porter's, The Pirate (Prince Music Theatre), Songs For A New World (Princeton Opera). Excited to be Pop Rock Jammin' it in POPart! Visit .
Off Broadway: “Mrs. Zero”, Adding Machine: A Musical, Minetta Lane; “Nanny”, Uncle Vanya, Classic Stage Company; “Agatha Makin”, The Hatpin, NYMF; “Mistress Schermerhorn”, Knickerbock Holiday, York; “Annie”, Ripper, NAMT. Regional: Falsettos, Ruthless, The House Of Blue Leaves, Morning's At Seven, The Most Happy Fella. Co-star of the NY Independent Film Festival multiple award winner Raging Hormones. Featured with Atlanta Symphony and Florida Philharmonic. Appearances in the upcoming Onion News Network series on IFC.
Justin is thrilled to be making his NYMF debut with POPart. Previous credits include Tom Sawyer in Big River at Stages St. Louis, Troy Bolton in High School Musical, Matt in The Fantasticks, Jack in Into The Woods, and CBS' My Broadway Debut. Justin holds a BM in Music Theatre from Florida State University. Special thanks to the folks at Nicolosi & Co. and Mom and Dad for their endless love and support.
Rachel is delighted to be part of her first NYMF show! Recent credits include- Off Broadway: Stephen Schwartz’s Captain Louie, National Tour: Les Miserables, Laura Ingalls Wilder (Laura), Regional: The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Logainne), Urinetown (Hope), Charlie Brown (Sally), NYC Readings/Workshops: Cutman, Empire, Beauty Queen. Numerous national voiceovers, including spots for Walmart, McDonalds, and Huggies. BFA: The Boston Conservatory. Lots of thanks to Craig, Ryan, and my fabulous family for making everything possible.
Amanda just finished shooting for the indie feature Big Guns as Melanie (supporting) with Peter Breitmayer and Mo Collins. NY Theatre includes POPart and lift at The York, Little By Little, A…My Name Will Always Be Alice and her cabaret Red and Slim Have Issues. Regional credits include The Nerd, Dames at Sea, George M!, Rocky Horror, Honky Tonk Angels. Amanda’s delighted to be reunited with her HS co-star, Jamaal. Love to PJF. www.amandaconlon.com
Holly Hylton is thrilled to be making her NYMF debut this year with the talented cast of POPart. Credits include: German Broadway - Elisabeth, European Tours - Grease (Frenchy, u/s Sandy & Marty) and The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Christine in Phantom & Mary Magdalene in JCS). U.S. theatre credits include a national tour of The Little Princess & regional productions of Showboat, Hello Dolly, The New Moon and many new works readings and concerts in New York City. Holly is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Jose is delighted to join POPart. He was last seen as Benson in Reel to Real at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. Credits include: 101 Dalmatians (Beagle), Altar Boyz (Juan), Race for Love (Benson), She Loves Me (Arpad), West Side Story (Chino), Kiss Me Kate (Hortensio), Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin), World Goes Round (Man One), Proud member of The Active Theater Company www.JoseLuaces.com
Jamaal Wilson (Hugo), a native New Yorker, is thrilled to once again work with the Fazio/McAllister team. He was last seen as Mikey in the FringeNYC production of For The Love of Christ. Recent Projects: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert; RatedRSO; lift, the musical and multiple concerts throughout NYC, London and Germany. Tours: Junie B. Jones; Olympic Spirit: The Jesse Owens Story; and Sundiata, The Lion King of Mali. He is also excited to join the stage with his High School classmate, Amanda.
DARYL's writing for the stage includes Greyhounds (American Theatre of Actors—NYC; Theatre Row—NYC; Truman State University), Georgia Out of My Mind (Minnesota Fringe Festival), Split in Three (Eudora Welty New Plays Series winner, New Stage Theatre; Honorable Mention, Stage 3 Festival of New Plays; public reading, Truman State University), and three musicals written with composer, Aaron McAllister. She holds degrees in Theatre (Northwestern University) and Graphic Design (University of Memphis) and is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Coastal Carolina University, while also catering to the design needs of arts and culture clients around the country (www.darylfazio.com). Daryl grew up in a small college town in Mississippi, with two professors as parents. She thanks that background for her interest in character and eccentricity. And she intends to write major roles for all colors, sizes, and ages of women until the day she dies (she's not sure whom she should credit for that passion, other than the abundance of brilliant actresses of all colors, sizes, and ages working—and not working—on the planet). Daryl is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild and the AIGA.
AARON lists among his recent musical director credits: Company, Evita, George M, Sweet Charity, Crazy For You, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Forever Plaid, Urinetown, The Thing About Men, The Boyfriend, The Cradle Will Rock, The Boys From Syracuse, A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, Pippin, and CATS, among others. Aaron is a highly sought after vocal coach/performance clinician among professional actors on the east coast and has composed, arranged, and orchestrated numerous cabaret, solo, and showcase performances. Together with collaborator/playwright, Daryl Lisa Fazio, he has composed the score to original musicals lift, POPart: The Musical and Blackout. POPart received its premiere workshop at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, SC where Aaron currently teaches and coordinates the fastest growing musical theatre program in the southeast. He is a graduate of Geneseo State University (B.A. in music, vocal performance and conducting) and the University of Maryland (M.M. in conducting).
Chad recently directed the revival of Garson Kanin’s Dreyfus in Rehearsal Off Broadway, and the London premiere of Ain’t We Got Fun. Other recent directing credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Seaside Music Theatre), The Secret of Blue (Iowa New Play Festival), Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island (Fringe NYC/ Endstation Theatre Company) and Hard Times (Endstation Theatre Company). Upcoming productions include Lori McKelvey’s new musical Camila and the U.S. Premiere of Ain't We Got Fun featuring the music of Richard Whiting. He is a proud graduate of The University of Iowa, and Florida State University where he received his MFA in Directing. Chad is a member of SDC. For more information please visit: www.chadlarabee.com
Broadway - Associate choreographer, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, (On and Off-Broadway, National Tour), Xanadu, (Broadway And National Tour), Assistant Staging, Sondheim On Sondheim. DJ has performed on Broadway in The Producers. Regional; Barrington Stage, North Shore, Mccoy and Rigby, Northern Stage, (…Spelling Bee), Musical Theater West (Little Shop of Horrors), Moonlight Stage, (Phantom). TV – The New Electric Company (PBS), Stephan Colbert’s Christmas Special (Comedy Central) and Instant Beauty Pageant (Style Network). www.djgraychoreography.com
is thrilled to be a part of POPart! Off-Broadway: Flanagan’s Wake. Tours: Gypsy, Aida (China), and Jesus Christ Superstar (starring Ted Nealy). Regional: Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel’s, Swing!, and The Producer’s. In addition to music direction, Andrew is a composer, arranger, pianist, and vocal coach. He was an instructor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently a staff vocal coach and pianist at PACE University in Manhattan.
Gretchen Margaroli is the Associate General Manager for CESA Entertainment Inc. Recent New York credits include: Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party, The Common Air, Wishful Drinking, Love Child, Sin, Love, Incorporated, Sixty Miles to Silver Lake, Perfect Harmony, The Acting Company's The Tempest, Moby Dick Rehearsed and 2008 NYMF Associate General Manager. Other credits include Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and The Napa Valley Opera House. MFA Theatre Management FSU.
Ken Goldstein is the currently the Assistant Professor of Set Design at SUNY New Paltz, as well as Resident Set Designer at Northern Stage where he designs a number of shows each season. His regional credits include productions at Capital Repertory, Barrington Stage Company, Skylight Opera Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre, Foothills Theatre, American Stage, Saint Michael's Playhouse, Orlando Rep, and the The New York State Theatre Institute. Numerous New York credits include shows for Lightbox Theatre Company, The NYMF Festival, The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre and the Becket Theatre. Ken holds an MFA from Brandeis University and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
recently received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Emmy Award for his work on ABC's All My Children. Additional television design credits include General Hospital and Port Charles. Select theatre design credits include the Broadway, Mark Taper Forum and international tour of the Roundabout/Deaf West revival of Big River, as well as numerous off-Broadway and regional theatre productions. His designs for off-Broadway’s Clue: the Musical inspired the first New York Times theatre review to spotlight a show’s costumes in the first sentence, “The costumes are fabulous.” His first book, The Color of Style was published by Dutton on February 4, 2010. www.davidzyla.com
Deepsikha is the costume lecturer at Hunter College, CUNY since 2009 where she teaches courses on costumes with the theatre department and designs for the productions. She has a MFA in costume design from FSU. Professionally she has worked for the Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Utah Shakespearean festival among other places. Originally from India she has a degree in fashion design and worked in the fashion export industry before moving to the US. She is involved in clothing research from South Asia and has presented at USITT on these topics.
Broadway: Associate LD for The Story of My Life, Irena’s Vow, NYC: This Side of Paradise, (Off-Bway)The Maiden’s Prayer (InProximity Theatre) Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Beckett Theatre), With Glee, The Blue Flower (Prospect Theatre), Mercy Thieves, Ride (Outhouse Theatre), Do Not Disturb (59E59), Macb**h (CSC), Castronauts, The Bubble, (NYMF) Regional: Rent, My Fair Lady (Engeman Theatre), High School Musical (Surflight), Woodloch Pines Resort, Les Miserables, ..Spelling Bee (Northern Stage) Footloose, Cats, Annie, (Pittsburgh Musical Theatre), Fully Committed (Syracuse Stage), Rounding Third, Our Lady of 121st Street (The Redhouse) ALD: Band Geeks, How to Succeed.. (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (CPP) Chicago, Wiz of Oz (US Tours), 42nd Street (TOTS Tour), Shamu’s Xmas Miracle (Seaworld), Gem of the Ocean, I Am My Own Wife (Pittsburgh Public), Essential Self-Defense (Playwrights Horizons), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Altar Boyz, (Adirondack Theatre Fest) BFA: Syracuse University. www.corypattak.com.
Daniel Heffernan is a visual and media artist whose paintings and video art have been internationally exhibited. His most recent projections design credits include Mindgame at the Soho Playhouse, Marea at Here and The Glass House at the Clurman Theater (Innovative Theater Award nominee for Design). Daniel teaches film making at NYU as well as video design with the International Schools Theatre Association. Daniel received his Master of Fine Arts from New York University and his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Daniel currently lives and works in New York City.
Select Stage Management Credits include; Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, Altar Boyz for Davenport Theatricals, President Harding is A Rock Star, Boozy, Heddatron for Les Freres Corbusier, LittleFlower of East Orange for The Public/LABrynith Theater Company, Rescue Me, Soul Samurai, Ma-Yi Theater Co. The Flood, Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge and many others for Prospect Theater Company. Thanks to Chad, Gretchen, Josh, family, friends, and Jaime.
Off Broadway: The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale (The Public Theater) Regional Theater: Boeing Boeing, Whisper House, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pastorella Noel ( The Old Globe) Intimate Apparel (ACT) Three Mo' Divas, A Christmas Carol (SD Rep). Other Credits include the Diversionary Theater, Starlight Theater, Golden Thread, Killing My Lobster, North Coast Rep, and Custom Made Theater.
New York: Yorktown, The Burkinis..., Sister Myotis's Bible Camp, Engaging Shaw, Dreyfus in Rehearsal. University at Albany: Antigone, Family..., Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. GR, get on it!
Scott Bartley is making his New York debut withPOPart. He has worked for the Connecticut Repertory Theatre for the past three seasons. Scott is a graduate of UCONN where he received his MFA in Technical Direction. Scott started his summer residency as the Technical Director with the Bay Street Theatre Festival in 2007.
With Glee (Assistant Director, Off-Broadway); The Diary of a Dancer (Director, D.C. Fringe 2010); Evergreen (Assistant Director, Prospect Theater); Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Assistant Director, Off-Broadway); El Diva Del Voodoo (Assistant Director, Workshop); and Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (Choreographer). As a performer: Bombay Dreams (Broadway/Tour ); The Lion King; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Harold Prince's Show Boat and regionally in The Producers, J.C. Superstar, Peter Pan, Man of La Mancha and Oliver.
Lisamarie is a recent graduate from the University at Albany where she majored in Theatre and concentrated in design. While in school she designed the make-up and costumes for several productions including The Crucible, Brecht’s Antigone, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. She is excited to be working on her first New York City production and her first musical.
01 I Blend In
02 Smells Like Art
03 Shine, Kitty, Shine
04 Be Free
05 Ah, Oui
06 Art Is Your Rock
07 Paint by the Numbers
08 Watch the Birdy
09 Crit This!
12 Without Us