SKETCH COMEDY BY SERIOUS PEOPLE
MARCH 10 & 11 @ 6:00 & 8:00 PM
The Savoy Theater | Montpelier, VT
General Admission $15
DIRT ROAD THEATER is thrilled to present our first ever sketch comedy show!! All sketches were developed and written during our fall session of IMPROV / SKETCH club for adults.
WHAT IS SKETCH?? Think Saturday Night Live. Sketch comedy is a collection of short scripted scenes that may or may not be funny to you. We hope you think they're funny, but we're pretty serious people, and we've done our best, but we promise nothing. Hopefully you'll be entertained, or mildly amused for roughly an hour. If not, there are no refunds, so you should probably think hard about how important this is to you.
Sketch writers include: Tamar Cole, Alex Brown & Clarke Jordan, David Rapp, Dominic Spillane, and Maren Langdon Spillane
Starring: Kianna Bromley, Jesse Cooper, Rebecca Pearish, David Rapp, Maren Langdon Spillane, and Dominic Spillane
CAST AND CREATIVE
Kianna Bromley (she/her)(performer) is a local theatre professional who is new to the sketch comedy scene. As a performing artist, her more recent appearances have been in Unadilla's production of Twelfth Night, Green Room Productions' Two For Zoom, Vermont Actor Company's A Christmas Carol, and Vermont Stage's The Dining Room. Most of her time in the last 8 years have been dedicated to her work as a high school theatre teacher at Montpelier High School where she both directs and teaches courses in acting and technical theater. At home, she is mother to three beautiful children who always keep her on her toes. She is so incredibly thankful for her husband, who holds down the fort when she runs off and joins troupes of improv hooligans.
Jesse Cooper (performer) is still relatively new to acting in public, despite his early childhood experimental theater of one in front of the bathroom mirror. In recent years he's played a very scary pirate in Lost Nation Theater's production of Treasure Island, which led to a role in The Vermont Pride Festival production of "The Kid Thing", and most recently, Shakespeare's Twelfth NIght at Unadilla Theater. He's seriously excited to be a part of Dirt Road Theater's Sketch Comedy troupe.
Tamar Cole (writer) is a writer for the stage, screen, and television. In addition to The Ties That Bind, which was given its premier production at Dirt Road Theater this September, she was a finalist at the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference with Rhymes and Reasons and has written four additional plays: Limited Partners, Nothing But The Truth, What?, and Variations On A Theme, for which she received a fellowship at the CAP21 theater residency in New York City. Screenplays include: an original, Living Conditions, optioned by Director/Producer Taylor Hackford and Producer Graham Leader, that was developed for, and with, Helen Mirren; The Good Life, adapted from a novel by George Dennison, Director/Producer Nigel Noble, and Producer Steve Schmidt; and All The Way Home, adapted from a short story As Much As I know by Susan Thames, Producer John Hoffman, and Director/Producer Nigel Noble. She is co-creator along with Kristina Lear, of The System, a TV series about foster care and the department of Children and Families, currently in development.
David Rapp (writer/performer) David likes art. For the past couple of years, he has been exploring a variety of art forms including improv, sketch, acting, guitar, voice (solo and choral), piano, and most recently, dance. Maybe writing or the visual arts are next. David wants to thank everyone who has supported him in these explorations. He lives and works in Montpelier.
Maren Langdon Spillane (writer/performer) is co-founder of Dirt Road Theater. She has lived and worked as an actor in New York City, where her credits include world premieres of Itamar Moses' Love/Stories (Or, But You Will Get Used to it), A.R. Gurney's Office Hours, and Nick Jones' The Wundelsteipen (and Other Difficult Roles for Young People) [The Flea Theater, NYC], The Tenant [Woodshed Theater Company, NYC], and Three Sisters [Williamstown Theatre Festival, MA]. She is now happily settled back in Vermont, where she homeschools her kids and teaches acting on the side. VT credits include Gruesome Playground Injuries [Phantom Theater, Lost Nation Theater], Constellations [Phantom Theater, Open Door Theater, Greenroom Productions], Much Ado About Nothing (Middlebury Acting Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Stowe Theatre Guild), Twelfth Night (Unadilla Theater), and staged readings of Pieces Of and JORDAN [Northern Stage]. Maren is also the host and narrator of Dirt Road Theater’s episodic family podcast Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights entering its third season.
Dominic Spillane (writer/performer) is an actor, director, producer, and co-founder of Dirt Road Theater with Maren Langdon Spillane. Past acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing [Stowe Theatre Guild], Midsommer Nights Dreame at the VT State House [Lost Nation Theater], a Vermont tour of Constellations by Nick Payne, and Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph [Green Room Productions]. Dominic is the co-writer and producer of Dirt Road Theater’s family podcast, Fairies and Dragons, Ponies and Knights, and founder of the performing arts website TheaterEngine. Dominic has a passion for original theater and is thrilled to bring more new stories to Vermont through Dirt Road Theater.