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PLAY SYNOPSIS

Disenchanted with their lives, close friends Sebastian and Kate become enamored with Sebastian's successful, charming new neighbor Tony.  Tony shares his professed secret to life which is an ancient self-help philosophy that originated in Peru. Delighted when their luck begins to turn around, Sebastian and Kate soon discover that Tony is not as wonderful as he seems, and instead is a self-absorbed, Stage 5 clinger. Things go from bad to worse when Tony’s antics land Sebastian and Kate along with her new boyfriend Robert in a hostage situation in Mexico at the mercy of two bungling banditos. The infamous phrase “Be careful what you wish for” has never been more appropriate in this outrageous comedy written by Ellen Buckley.

 

Luca Malacrino

Tony

Luca was born on the 31st March 1992 in Cardiff, Wales, to parents Giovanni Malacrino & Marisa Morteo.

 

The Welsh Italian artist began training as a performer at 19 years old under the instruction of Rebecca Hardy at the Actors Workshop, whilst owning and operating two of the most successful nightclubs in the Welsh capitol. He then decided to pursue his dream of acting, sell the businesses and head to Los Angeles to learn his craft. He was grateful to have been offered a place at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, taking part in their acting for Stage, T.V. & Film conservatory program.

 

Luca has starred in multiple hit TV shows such as Criminal Minds Beyond Borders, playing the role of "Onario Alighieri" alongside Paul Sorvino, Grey's Anatomy, Jim Carrey's I'm Dying Up Here as well as working with The Godfather’s very own, Francis Ford Coppola in Distant Vision.

 

​Luca is also a proud member of the BAFTA Newcomers Academy and is incredibly grateful to be part of such an iconic group of talented artists.

(4 actors chosen out of 20,000)

 

As well as acting, Luca has understood the need and importance in creating original content. He has started a production company called The Chameleon Effect with co-producer/writer Alex Hanno and the team has successfully created an award winning Pilot, Served and Feature Film, Elephants in their first year.

 

Elephants, as well as premiering both in the U.S. and U.K, was released this year and off to a wonderful start. With an average of a 4.9* rating, it has been listed to watch as part of Amazon's Prime selection. Luca plays the lead role of "Lee Riley", as well as being a producer in this true 'slice of life' relationship story. Click here to watch now and for more info. www.elephantsmovie.com

 

The year is looking bright and full of exciting projects on the horizon. Luca has just appeared in multiple episodes on the UK’s longest running show,

Coronation Street, as well as having several feature films locked down for 2019, including his production company's next motion picture - A Sanctuary For Water Voles  - being filmed during spring, in his home country of Wales.

More info can be found on his website, www.lucamalacrino.com or by following his journey through social media. @GLucaMalacrino

Kincaid Walker

Kate

A magna cum laude, Northwestern University theatre graduate, Kincaid is the creator/writer of the award-winning digital series Hug It Out, for which she was named “Best Emerging Female Creator” by Bustle Digital Group in 2018.

She is also currently recurring in the ABC comedy Speechless as “Hillary” opposite Minnie Driver. She appeared opposite Rosario Dawson in the Warner Brothers thriller Unforgettable and as a series regular on the comedy DINKS (dual-income, no kids). 

In addition to guest-starring and recurring roles on shows like Parks and Recreation, My Name is Earl, Life, Monk and Castle, as well as many others, she has appeared in literally dozens of commercials, including spots directed by Ron Howard, Bob Odenkirk, Tom Kuntz and Phil Morrison. In addition to performing improv on the UCB stage, Kincaid was most recently seen in the popular comedy show Carnal Desire around Los Angeles, at San Francisco Sketchfest and in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She will be seen in the upcoming feature The Ex Next Door in late 2019.

Micheal Nardelli

Sebastian

Michael made his professional acting debut as “Stradivarius Helberg” on the television show Quintuplets. He then co-starred in the family film Derby Stallion opposite Zac Efron and the comedy Grassroots, with Jason Biggs. Soon after, Michael portrayed a lovesick teenager in the 3D horror thriller The Collection and has recurred on various television shows including American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson, Revenge, CSI: New York, and Nashville.

Other recent credits include the Netflix film Circle, a psychological-thriller co-starring Julie Benz and Carter Jenkins, and Hallmark Channel’s Christmas In Homestead, which airs every year around the holidays. In 2016, Michael portrayed a psychologically tormented young man left to survive on his own in a post-apocalyptic desert in The Tribe, alongside Anne Winters and Jessica Rothe which debuted at the Savannah Film Festival.

In addition to acting, Michael has established himself as a producer and director. His film Another Happy Day where he acted opposite Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth and Demi Moore, debuted in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. 

Michael is a self-proclaimed sci-fi, comic book and gaming nerd. When he is not working, he loves to be involved with the PATH Organization, Autism Speaks, The Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights and ASPCA. Michael received his Bachelor’s Degree in Film and Theater from USC, and completed all levels of training at The Groundlings.  

Michael can next be seen in DARK/WEB, an eight-episode, sci-fi series on which he also served as a writer, director and producer. 

Robert

Réchard François

Réchard is a multi-hyphenate storyteller with an emphasis in acting and production.  National commercial credits include: Bounty, Macy’s, Fannie Mae, Hewlett-Packard, & Chevrolet. Recent West Coast credits include: Rent, Topdog/Underdog,  A Self Help Guide to Killing Your Boss(West Coast Premiere), The Out Crowd

He’s excited to be starring in the upcoming web series Bad Lesbian. Film credits include: Grease Live!, Life is Funny, Little Big Shots, Smile: A Musical, Tiktaalik. Réchard holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts & Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. Réchard is also a passionate photographer. Check out his work at the website coisvephoto.com

Bandito 1

Bryce Harrow

Bryce studied acting at Penn State while receiving a Bachelor’s in Film and continued his studies at Syracuse University while getting his Masters in Television-Radio-Film. He moved to L.A. from New York five years ago and has since gained commercial representation by the Daniel Hoff Agency, booking plenty of work including Hilton, Miller Lite and Oscar Mayer. He worked his way up past advanced improv to the writing levels at The Groundlings and continues to perform improv and sketch around town. 

 

Together, he and his brother write, direct, act and produce their own content. Their latest short film, El Banditos, won them several festival awards and even made its way to the Cannes Film Festival in France. They also recently shot commercial campaigns for an up and coming organic vodka brand and a soon to be released app.

Robert Harrow

Bandito 2

Rob was born and raised in Suffern, New York.  At the age of five he began making films on his father's video camera.  It was then that he knew he wanted to act and direct and be a part of entertainment in any capacity.  As he saw more and more films, his love and passion for film and acting developed into something larger than words.  In high school he helped expand the film program while studying at the Helen Hayes Theatre.  He studied film, screenwriting and acting at Hofstra University and graduated with a Bachelors in Film Production.  Since moving to Los Angeles, he has continued to write, produce, direct and act in short films with his brother, Bryce.  Their latest short film venture, El Banditos, which they co-wrote, co-directed and acted in has gone on to screen at a number of prominent film festivals and it has received numerous awards including Exceptional Emerging Artist at the Hollywood Film Festival, The Audience Choice Award at Hollyshorts Monthly Screenings and to top it off, their film screened at the Prestigious Cannes Film Festival!

Kate's Mom

Dawn Joyal

Dawn last appeared on-stage as Liz in The Marriage Zone for both 2018/19 productions. Not a Fringe virgin, Dawn portrayed Patty in the 2015 Fringe hit, StartF*cking   Most Wednesday nights you’ll find Dawn working out with Patrick Bristow and his disparate band of improvisers.  She can currently be seen as "Mrs. Fenton" in the new Netflix series I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson, as "Betty" in Black-ish and as "Francine" in Girlboss. She has also appeared in 2 Broke Girls and The Middle. Stay tuned for the upcoming Season 2 of Now We're Talking with Dawn as "Juana".

Maggie Miguel

Charo Vergara
Director

Susan Dalian

Susan has enjoyed a diverse and exciting career in the entertainment industry as director, actor and writer in film, television, animation voice over and commercials, as well as in award winning theater with Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights at prestigious regional theaters. 

 

​Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Susan attended the nationally recognized Baltimore School for the Arts and received a B.F.A from Boston University. She has appeared in leading and supporting roles in theater productions with American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, CA Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory in plays with Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights Lynn Nottage and Tracy Letts, The Echo Theatre CompanyThe Actors’ Gang w/ Tim Robbins, Tracey Young and Bill Rauch, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company w/Lisa Wolpe and 24th Street TheaterOn screen Dalian performed roles in film, television, anime and commercials some of which include: The Brothers, The Kid, Undefeated , Room 6, I'm Through With White Girls, Star Trek: Voyager, The Practice, Felicity, The Hughley's, Joey, the voice of "Storm" in Wolverine and the X-men, and the voice of "Haku" in the popular anime series Naruto. Dalian co-wrote Ambrosia that was produced in Los Angeles and later at the 2005  Fringe NYC. She also wrote an original comedy play, The Real Housewives of Tusktown in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 

 

Dalian's stage directing career has included:  A Midsummer Night's Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Macbeth, Outside Mullingar, and Rapture, Blister, Burn with Sierra Classic Theatre in Mammoth Lakes, CA.  She has also directed The Importance of Being Earnest, and Art Dog, for Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre.  ​

Recently, Dalian directed the staged reading of The Narcissist Next Door at The Matrix Theater, Lie After Lie After Lie for MACH 33: Science Driven Plays for Cal Tech w/Pasadena Playhouse,  a high concept, virtual reality 3D film of scenes from Macbeth and Hamlet with Shakespeare in the Sphere. She also co-directed and co-wrote the short film Bite Me which will appear at the 2019 Mammoth Lakes Film festival in May. 

For more about Susan click here: www.susandalian.com

For more about Bite Me-the short film click here: www.afroswedeproductions.com

Ellen Buckley

Writer

Ellen Buckley was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. Her childhood love for theater was reignited while attending Orange Coast College when she took a theater class on a whim. With a degree in Art History in the rear view mirror, she switched her major and set out on a new path. She became an active member of the O.C.C. Repertory Theater, which led to auditions for prestigious theater programs across the country. 

 

She earned a B.F.A. from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and a M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.  After graduating, she relocated to Los Angeles and worked steadily in commercials, theater and Stand-up comedy.  

 

Even though she was a working actress, creatively she still felt something was missing so she started writing a one woman show with the Dramaturgy and U.S.C. Professor Eric Trules, who asked the simple question. “Why are you writing this?” He was expecting to hear the usual response from an LA actress. “Oh, to get an agent, to be seen by casting directors etc.” Instead, she answered, “If I don’t write this for me no one else will.” Their collaboration resulted in a very successful solo show, The Jackass Parade, which received a glowing review from Dramalogue Magazine.

 

Next she collaborated on the writing and performing of Nice Tits... a take on the Vagina Monologues with the Alliance Theater in Burbank. Ellen’s comedic monologue was singled out in the LA Times review and was a performance highlight. Realizing she had focused on writing and performing solo works, she became increasingly interested in writing an ensemble piece. Always with a keen eye and sense of humor, she knew that her LA industry life and friends would serve as rich material. The time had come! She set out and wrote her first full-length play, The Narcissist Next Door which will have its world premier at The Dorie Theatre at The Complex Hollywood as part of Hollywood Fringe 2019.

 

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