Welcome to Our Bar
OUR BAR is dive-theatre, alcohol-soaked entertainment for less than a shot and a beer. Founded by the members of Project:Theater in 2009, OUR BAR has been producing monthly all-original site-specific theatre at our home bar Failte and other venues around this city for 13 years straight. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and watch the stories unfold!
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smash or pass
by NJ Agwuna & Alexandra Gellner
BEE: Amanda Nicastro
ARIEL: Rebecca Kopec
CAMERON: Tara Bopp
BAND BRO: Vin Scialla
HOT TEACHER: Andrew Tejada
FIDI BRO: Jordan Wall
Want to join Our Bar?
We're always looking for talented and collaborative performers and writers to join our merry band. If you're interested in auditioning, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like to learn more about submitting as a writer, email email@example.com.
Join us in June
for an All-New Show!
Coming next month
7pm & 9pm
The Our Barbarians
This Month's Team:
Showrunner: Matthew Haws
Assistant Showrunner: Mark Koenig
Jury Foreperson: Fennell Harris
Bartender: Jennifer Logue
NJ Agwuna: NJ Agwuna is a freelance theater and film director, hailing from the ‘burb’s of central Maryland. She spends her days coaching audition techniques, devises new pieces, performing musical Improv, and assists with casting shows. She is thrilled to be acting with the amazingly talented folks at Our Bar. www.njagwuna.com
Battles*: Originally hailing from West Virginia, Battles attended Interlochen Arts Academy and the Hartt School of Music. Favorite roles include Helina (Windfall, audio drama podcast), Mattie Earp (I Married Wyatt Earp), and Jenny (Significant Loss, best in show Offline Film Festival). During lockdown, she founded the WineBox Players, a collective that meets weekly to read fresh, new works from up-and-coming playwrights.
Tara Bopp*: is thrilled to be a part of the Our Bar crew! She studied Shakespeare at RADA and Theatre/Film at AMDA. Her most recent films have garnered some wins in the festival circuits and she is headed to SXSW next week to join her cast in the celebration.
Alexandra Gellner: Hailing from the Pacific Northwest and now based in Brooklyn, Alexandra is an actor, teaching artist, and Murderino. Theatre: Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Hudson Valley Shakespeare), Warhol for Senate (The Tank), Casca in Julius Caesar (The Brick), Rosalind in As You Like It (Cradle Theatre & Brimstone Creek Productions). Regional: Wait Until Dark (Ferndale Rep). Film: "Adherence" (Best Actress in a Short, First Glance Film Festival). Education: MFA, New School for Drama. Cheers to the Our Bar family and friends! www.alexandragellner.com
Whitney Haasé: Whitney is an actor/writer/singer/Shakespeare lecturer. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Kraine Theater), Alien’s Exist(Manhattan Repertory Theater), Comedy of Errors, Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare Festival at Tulane), The Fantasticks (Rivertown Theaters for Performing Arts). Thank you, Our Bar for such a fun opportunity!
Fennell Harris: Originally from Winston-Salem, NC, Fennell studied acting at Greensboro college and is now making New York his home. NYC credits: The Legend of Eustis Ray Jackson (Project: Theater), The Imaginary Life of Millo St. John (Snapdragon Theatre Works), American Tall Tales (The Compass Players), and various plays with the Negro Ensemble Company Children’t touring company.
Matthew Haws: Matt is a big fan of theater in a bar and is happy to have a home at OUR BAR. He spends his days building websites and teaching people to build websites. He spends his evenings playing video games and fighting crime on the streets of Gotham. He likes whiskey, corgis, and Eurovision, and he thinks you are really cute.
Mark Koenig: Mark is an actor, writer, director and all around nice guy. He’s appeared in films, TV, and numerous commercials and written, produced, and acted in several original shorts and web series’ — many of which have never seen the light of day. Mark enjoys beer, sports, laughter, philosophy, and ferocious imagination. He is proud to be Artistic Director of Our Bar. www.markakoenig.com
Rebecca Kopec: Rebecca is an actor and writer with a big belty voice, a heart of gold, and a scar on her face from the time she dropped a puppy on it. She has been part of this crazy team since 2011 and has loved every second of it. Other than walking the boards of various pubs throughout the city (both for OUR BAR and to enjoy a fine bourbon), Rebecca has performed in everything from downtown experimental theatre (Perfect Disgrace Theatre's A Crucible), to musical theatre, to various feature films. www.rebeccakopec.com
Jennifer Logue*: Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Phenomenal Speaking, and has been performing in NYC for several decades, from her stand-up career at Caroline' s on Broadway, Gotham, and Stand Up New York, to the Fringe Festival in Musical Chairs and Two Chairs and a Table. Regional: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Blue Window, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Occupation. Jennifer has an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. She loves whiskey, diamonds and Shakespeare (not necessarily in that order).
Amanda Nicastro: Amanda is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian from New York City who has entertained sold out crowds at the International Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at theaters and comedy clubs across the United States. After a brief detour making sourdough during a global pandemic, she’s proud to return to Our Bar as part of the leadership team. She lives in the Bronx with her husband and her television. She loves them both very much. @TheLastAmanda
Joshua Sargent: Joshua is a Montana-born, Caribbean-raised writer and comic whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal and Instagram. He's also written a few video games and speeches for a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin for some reason. He lives in Brooklyn, his day job is the news and he can hold his breath for almost 45 seconds.
Vin Scialla: Vin has traveled the world performing shows and creating tv/film soundtracks. NYC performances include musician/actor in off-broadway musicals, TV/Film roles on HBO, Netflix, CBS, Amazon, NBC. Vin is the creator of music mockumentary, We are the Prototypes. Vin studied at HB Studios, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Hartt School, Brooklyn College, and Boston University. He is thrilled to be part of the BARbarians! www.imdb.me/vin
Andrew Tejada: Andrew is an NYC Based writer and actor that accidentally stumbled into Our Bar Meeting. Instead of awkwardly leaving, he fully committed to writing a scene and acting too. Andrew dedicates this performance to his bodega guy for making delicious sandwiches and for never judging his choices.
Jordan Wall: Florida Man by way of LA, Jordan recently transferred to The Big Apple, which is evident in him calling it The Big Apple. His exceptional talent is only untapped with copious amounts of beer. Regional: Bad Jews (Theatre of Note), Dangerous Corner (Crown City), Elijah (Victory Theatre) and several other inconspicuous black boxes. TV includes: A&E's The Glades (series regular), The Purge, Harry's Law, Netflix's upcoming Monster.
*denotes members of Actors' Equity