Thanks to everyone who came out to see our April production of Koala's Are Dicks, by Larry Phillips. Stay tuned for details about our next production & follow us on facebook!
Starring: Grant Tambellini, Peter Buck Dettmann, Tiffany May McRae,
Larry Phillips, Phoebe Leonard & Griffin Hennelly
Scenic Design: Meg McGuigan
Lighting Design: Catherine Clarke
Stage Manager: Jillian Christensen
Mark Grant Tambellini
Grant is a native of Sacramento, California. He recently completed the two year Professional Workshop program at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, and has also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Theatrical credits include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Gerry in Dancing at Lughnasa, and Daniel in the Off Broadway production Bridget Bishop Presents: The Salem Bitch Trials. For more information, please visit Grant's website at www.granttambellini.com
By Larry Phillips
Griffin Hennelly is a comedy performer/ writer and escape artist from New Jersey. He is a founding member of The Flying Luango Brother's Danger Show and The Magical Adventures of Benny and Griff. He can be seen escaping from ropes, chains and straight jackets or singing silly songs all over New York City.
Brody, America’s favorite koala, has stormed off the set of his hit sitcom. Holed up in a sleazy LAX motel, he's got enough booze and drugs to last for months.
Desperate to get him back on track his agent, wrangler, and co-star try to make him see reason. But is their concern for Brody's future? Or their own?
Koalas are Dicks is a dark Hollywood comedy about terrible people and the koala who supports them.
Directed by Ben Liebert
The Cast & Crew
April6th - 15th
Theater 54 @ Shetler Studios
Ben Liebert (Director) directed the recent benefit revival of Ordinary Days and has helmed new works at MST&DA and The Metropolitan Room. He served as assistant director on the national tour of The Producers, associate director of The Pavilion, and is the co-creator and director of the rock show Viper plays the Top Gun Soundtrack Live. Ben serves as an Actors' Equity Chorus Councillor and a career coach with The Biz of Show. www.benliebert.com
Phoebe is an Australian born actor, writer, producer and founding member of Randomly Specific Theatre. Since relocating to New York her theatre credits include Secondary Pitch, Learning to Skip and Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder (Actor/Writer) 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. 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.
Larry is an actor, playwright, and founding member of Randomly Specific Theatre.
As a playwright his produced works include: 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). His play The Weekend Will End premiered in January 2017.
As an actor recent credits include: 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.
Tiffany May McRae
Tiffany May McRae is a Texas-bred Brooklynite who is so excited to be a part of the team of Koalas Are Dicks. Recent theatre work: The Rise of Mediocrity (Hudson Guild Theatre/New York Theatre Festival); FALLING (Connelly Theater/FringeNYC); G.I. Joe Jared (59E59th Theaters/Edinburgh Fringe Festival). She’s also been up to no good online: swipetotheright.com and groupthewebseries.com. Training: NYU (BFA); William Esper Studio. You can keep tabs on her on @tmaymcrae or at www.tiffanymaymcrae.com
Peter Buck Dettmann
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Peter Buck Dettmann 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 has appeared in Secondary Pitch and Accumulated Heartbreak Disorder for Randomly Specific Theatre, Revenge and Guilt for After Midnight Productions, Othello at the American Theater of Actors, Merchant of Venice with the Oxford Shakespeare Company, Angry Young Women in Low Rise Jeans with High Class Issues for KADM Productions, 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 also originated the title role in The Hideous Demise of Detective Jericho Slate at the CRACK Theatre Festival and the Sydney Fringe Festival, as well as in a five part radio adaptation for FBI radio.