Secondary Pitch 2014

​Randomly Specific Theatre was founded in 2014 by Larry Phillips, Peter Buck Dettmann and Phoebe Leonard.  Over the last ten years they have developed and produced eighteen original plays in Off-Off and Off- Broadway theaters around New York City and collaborated with over 130 actors, directors, stage managers and designers.

From the beginning the mission of RST has been to produce new plays with an emphasis on excellence in writing and script development, high quality production aesthetic and true collaboration between artists both on stage and behind the scenes.

Phoebe, Pete and Larry are eternally grateful for the generosity and support from friends, family and the wonderful team of artists that have, and continue, to make Randomly Specific Theatre possible.   

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​​​Peter Buck Dettmann

​Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Peter is a founding member of Randomly Specific Theatre. His New York credits include
 Secondary Pitch, Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder and Koalas Are Dicks for Randomly Specific Theatre, Revenge and Guilt for After Midnight Productions, Othello at the American Theater of Actors, and Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues for KADM Productions. Sydney credits include Macbeth at NIDA, Traitors, A Clockwork Orange, The Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Don Juan In Soho for the New Theatre, Romeo and Juliet with the Globe Shakespeare Centre Australia, and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot at the Tap Galleries.

He studied English and Theater Studies at Yale University, earning his BA in 2005. Since then, he has worked as an actor on stage, film and radio in Sydney and New York, and has trained with NIDA in Sydney and the Stella Adler Studios in Manhattan. He is currently a graduate student at Union Theological Seminary. ​

Larry Phillips​

Larry is an actor, playwright, and founding member of Randomly Specific Theatre. 
As a playwright his produced works include: Fistful of Cake, Pocket Full of Miracles (Fresh Fruit Festival) The Weekend Will End ,The Rise of Mediocrity (2016 NY Theatre Festival, Best Play Nominee), Learning to Skip (Randomly Specific), Arbuckle Syndrome (2015 NY Theatre Festival, Best Play Nominee), Secondary Pitch (Randomly Specific) and Koalas Are Dicks (Randomly Specific Theatre).

As an actor recent credits include: Koalas Are Dicks (Randomly Specific Theatre) Fistful of Cake, Pocket Full of Miracles (Fresh Fruit Festival) Last Chance For Mama (Planet Connections) The Weekend Will End (NY Theatre Festival), Arbuckle Syndrome (NY Theatre Festival), The Rise of Mediocrity (NY Theatre Festival), Secondary Pitch (Randomly Specific), Learning to Skip (Randomly Specific), Animal Kingdom (Hunger & Thirst), The Why Overhead (Zootopia), The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan (WDMC), Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder (Randomly Specific) Raised by Wolves and Sheep (Emerging Artists & Manhattan Rep).

He has taken part in training programs with both The Groundlings and Second City in LA. He holds a BFA from Montclair State University. Larry continues to workshop his solo show  The Art of Acting: A Master Class with Fozzie Bear throughout NY.

Phoebe Leonard Dettmann


Phoebe is an Australian born director, actor, writer, producer and founding member of Randomly Specific Theatre.  Since relocating to New York her theatre credits include Secondary Pitch, Learning to Skip, Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder (Actor/Writer) and Koalas Are Dicks for Randomly Specific Theatre, Othello: The Panther, Salome: Da Voodoo Princess of Nawlins, and Black Footnotes for Rebel Theater and The R Word for Our Workshop East. Fistful of Cake, Pocket Full of Miracles (Director) and Katy and Jennifer VS The Flasher on New Years (Director). Australian Theatrical credits include Telling Tales, The First Stone Thrown, A Line In The Dust, Love, Death and A Little Madness and A History Of World Theatre for the Hayes Gordon Repertory, Angry Young Woman In Low Rise Jeans With High Class Issues for Stella Green Productions, Girl Interrupted, Morning Sacrifice,Ladies at The Alamo and Road for Ensemble Studios, and Stairwell (Writer/Actor) for Operating Theatre.  Film and Television credits include ‘Home and Away’ (Seven Network), ‘Housos’ and ‘Swift and Shift Couriers’ (SBS), ‘2010’, ‘Game On’ (Writer/Actor), ‘The Other Woman’ (Writer Actor) and ‘Room mates’(Director/writer). Phoebe is a graduate of the Ensemble Studios, Australia and the New York Film Academy Screenwriters Program.  ​