Talent is Sexy
Written By Larry Phillips
Directed By Jonathan Taylor
Cal and Noah meet on a dating app. Cal and Noah have a coffee date. Cal and Noah hit it off. Cal wishes Noah wasn’t an actor.
Talent is Sexy is a tender comedy about the sacrifices we make for love and art.
Featuring: Kevin Michael Morin, Larry Phillips, Joshua Torgerson, Kasey McNulty, & Jacqueline O’Kelly.
Scenic Design: Ryan Goff
Lighting Design: Josh Hemmo
Stage Manager: Stephen Varnado
AUGUST 16th - 26th.
THEATRE 54 @ SHETLER STUDIOS
244 West 54th Street
Larry Phillips (Noah/Playwright)
Larry has written and appeared in The Weekend Will End (Theatre 54/Hudson Guild), Koalas are Dicks (Theater 80/Theater 54), Plan G (Access Theater), Arbuckle Syndrome (Theater 54/Hudson Guild),The Art of Acting: A Master Class with Fozzie Bear (LaTea), The Ladies of Glen Ross (The Chain), Secondary Pitch (The Bridge), The Other Harvey (Theatre 54), The Rise of Mediocrity (Hudson Guild), Must Win (14 St. Y), Last Chance for Mama (LaTea), Learning to Skip (The Bridge), Fistful of Cake, Pocketful of Miracles (Wild Project). He has received awards for both acting and playwriting from the New York Theater Festival and Planet Connections Festivity. www.larryphillipsnyc.com
Jonathan Taylor, Director
Jonathan is a director and movement artist based in Brooklyn. NY Credits: Panic Everything’s Fine (The Tank), Bacchic (The Hive/Lucid Body House), Adam and Evie (Dixon Place), Julius Caesar (The Brick), Serials (The Flea), and the NYC Premier of Charles Mee’s The House of Cards (In the Water Theatre). Regional Credits: Bacchic: Exploration of Booze (Club Oberon at ART, Boston, Philadelphia). International Credits: La Casa Azul (Kathmandu, Nepal), Moving Mouths (Sweden), Un Castillo de Cartas (Santiago, Chile). Jonathan was Artistic Director of In The Water Theatre Co. and a founding member of 10 Names of Note, a new company promoting director driven work.
Kevin Michael Morin (Cal)
Kevin is pumped to work with Randomly Specific Theatre for the first time.
He hails from Peabody, Massachusetts and currently resides in Brooklyn. He is a self-proclaimed tech nerd, a major sports enthusiast, and is Senior
Editor/Writer for The Turf Sports (theturfsports.com).
After a long layoff, he returned to the stage this year in The Prisoners of Driscoll Street (Gallery Players). Past credits include The Shadow Box (Winthrop Playmakers), The Little Dog Laughed (Hovey Players),
Bent (Hovey Players), and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You (KDC Theater, London). Let it be.
Joshua Torgerson (Seth)
Joshua Torgerson is a semi-recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Appearing in several films and theatre works over the past few years, you may have seen him in films The Checkup, Ex Disposer, One is Too Many or the play Challenge Day. A really cool person with a lot to offer, you can check out further Kodachrome + quasi-lexical curios via Instagram @ joshtorgerson or contact him for some cool business opportunities at email@example.com. Bad at bios but good at other things.
Kasey McNulty (Jessica)
Originally from Massachusetts, Kasey holds a BFA in theater from Salem State University and graduated in 2016 from the Atlantic Theater Company's one-year conservatory in NYC. Most recently she was seen in another one of Larry's shows with Randomly Specific Theater, The Ladies of Glen Ross as Amy. For more information you can check out her website www.kaseymcnulty.com/
Jacqueline O’Kelly (Keri-Anne)
She received her training from the Beverly Hills Playhouse in San Francisco, and currently studies at the New York branch with Neal Matarazzo. She has appeared on stage most recently at the Players Theatre as "Bunny" in The House of Blue Leaves, with the Firescape Theatre in San Francisco as "Brenda" in Four Dogs and a Bone, "Maggie" in Reunion Special, "Tammy" in The Last Barbecue, and "Gwendolyn" in The Importance of Being Earnest. Jacqueline grew up in Massachusetts, studying theater and music. She holds two degrees from Oberlin College & Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Psychology & Tenor Trombone Performance, respectively.
Ryan Goff, Scenic Designer
A NYC-based scenic designer specializing in plays and musicals. DESIGN: The Drinking Bird (The New Ohio Theatre), The Rats (Access Theatre), Spring Awakening (The Secret Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (NY Shakespeare Exchange), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (Urban Stages), As You Like It, A Doll’s House, You Can’t Take It With You (Monomoy Theatre), Relentlessly Pleasant (Theatre 54), Lysistrata (3-Legged Dog), An Octoroon (Schaeberle Studio Theatre); ASSISTANT DESIGN: Christmas in Hell (York Theatre Company), Spring Awakening (Yale Dramatist Association), They Promised Her the Moon (Theatre at St. Clements) EDUCATION: BFA Production & Design, Pace University. www.ryangoffdesign.com
Josh Hemmo, Lighting Designer
Previous work with Randomly Specific includes The Ladies of Glen Ross. Other notable credits include: Revelation: The Musical (Off-Broadway; The Players Theatre), Humanity's Child (Off-Broadway), Cleopatra: A Pop Experience (Off-Off Broadway, Theater for the New City), Route 66, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Sierra Repertory Theatre), The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, A New Brain (Florida State University), Harvey (Out of The Box Theatre), Show Risqué (Hard Rock Casio and Hotel Biloxi), Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker tour (lighting director of West Coast ‘17 tour), ’16-’17 lighting fellow at Berkeley Repertory Theater. jhemmolighting.com
Stephen Varnado, Stage Manager
A New York based stage manager and is happy to be working once again with Randomly Specific Theatre. Off-Broadway: A Jewish Joke (assistant stage manager). Off-Off Broadway: Plan G, The Ladies of Glen Ross. Regional: Fun Home, Cabaret, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, It’s Only a Play, Mamma Mia. Stephen currently works for Blue Man Group at Astor Place Theatre in the props department.