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Welcome to Our Bar
"ENCORE"! 

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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Tonight's SHOW
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Puffer Vests and GameStop

by CNK

JUDE: Alexandra Gellner

REMY: Vin Scialla

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 ourbarauditions@gmail.com. If you'd like to learn more about submitting as a writer, email ourbarnyc@gmail.com.

Special thanks to our photographer Rutvik Patel 

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February's All-New Show:

 

Our Bar: Event Show 

February 1st

7pm & 9pm 

Failte Irish Whiskey Bar

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The Our Barbarians

This Month's Team:

Showrunner: Louis M. Gaudio

Assistant Showrunner: Mark Koenig

Jury Foreperson: Fennell Harris

Creative Consultant: Amanda Nicastro

Bartender: Jennifer Logue

A Special Thanks to this Month's Writers:

Kendra Augustin, Alyssa Beatty, Louis M. Gaudio, Alexandra Gellner, Fennell Harris,

CNK, Mark Koenig, Amanda Miller, Amanda Nicastro, John Petrey

NJ Agwuna: NJ 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

Kendra Augustin: Kendra is a retired sketch comedy writer (and burgeoning maker of no budget shorts) who's currently taking an intro to clown class. She's part of The Fire This Time Festival's New Works Lab (Cycle 5) where she's developing a brand new soft horror full-length play. Stalk her here: kendraaugustin.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.

Alyssa Beatty: Alyssa mostly writes speculative short fiction, and her work has appeared in several anthologies. She often kills her characters, but she tries not to do that for Our Bar. Someday she’ll write a novel and then she’ll never shut up about it. 

Ryan Cupello*: Ryan is thrilled to join! He spends most of his time in bars, so he’s thrilled to actually use his degree in one. Other times he’s been allowed on stage: national tours of Dirty Dancing and Fiddler on the Roof; regional productions of Les Miserables, Violet, and Night of the Iguana. He has an MFA from ART/Harvard. Follow him @rfcups

 

Louis M. Gaudio: Lou has been part of Our Bar since 2011 as a writer, performer, and occasional show-runner. He is a featured comedy writer for Good Night Tonight and Good Magical Morning. Lou is an official Karaoke DJ, so he would love to hear you sing sometime. He would also love for you to hear his sci-fi podcast: Robot vs Dinosaurs.

Alexandra Gellner: Alex is a recently adopted BARbarian and in love with her new theatre family. Hailing from Northern California and now based in Brooklyn, she is an actor educator, Anglophile, and Murderino. NYC credits: I Want a Country (NYC Fringe 2018); As You Like It (Cradle Theatre); Pericles (New Ensemble Workshop); Coffee&Biscuit (HERE Arts); Hamlet (New School). Regional: Wait Until Dark (Ferndale Rep).  New Media: What’s the 311?, Brooklyn for Real. 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. 

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).

Violet Luna: The Sassy Siren of the Upper East Side, is an actor and drag/burlesque performer within NYC nightlife. She is a graduate of Brown University’s Theatre Program and lives to create art that is both thought provoking and titillating. Previous roles include Stella (A Streetcar Named Desire), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Ophelia (Hamlet), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Kathy (The Last Five Years) and more. She is passionate about shining light on performers of all shapes and sizes; She is thrilled to represent curvy girls onstage! Violet thrives being center stage so being “Professionally Naked” allows her to feel her sexiest! As a performer her work is about fierce joy and ownership over her body and encouraging others to do the same. Shame has no place in Violet’s world!

Amanda Miller: Amanda is a Brooklyn-based writer and actor. She’s toured her solo shows nationally and internationally, her writing has appeared in various journals, and she produces the literary/performance series Lyrics, Lit & Liquor. Amanda also wrote a memoir, serves on PEN America’s Prison Writing Awards Committee, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and a BFA in Acting from NYU. She's hyped to be a part of the positive, talented crew that is Our Bar!

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

John Petrey: John make funny long time. John is immortal, a belief he will hold until he dies or should I say if?

James Rees: James is excited to be a part of the family, after being a fan of the company and friend of many of the actors for years. Theatre includes The Cheater's Club (Abrons Art Center) and The Bad and the Better (Playwright's Horizons) with the Amoralists, Mic (NYC Fringe), and others. Film/TV/Commercial appearences include "The Wolf of Wall Street", "The Knick", Bravo and Vitamin Water and others. James is currently the voice of Hendrick's Gin, and has also done voice over for ad campaigns for Disney, SRC and HelluvaGood Dip. He is repped by Baker Management.  Tip the bartenders well!

Nadia Sepsenwol: Nadia is a resident actor at The Mercury Store, an incubator of new work under the artistic directorship of Broadway director Will Frears. Her performance in Emmy-award winning filmmaker Eddie Lebron’s indie sci fi film Sandbox garnered her a Best Actress award at the Long Island International Film Expo, and she has worked with theatre companies such as The Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Classic Stage Company. She wrote and stars in the short film Bitsy’s Noir, which will be released in festivals in 2022. MFA Acting, Columbia.

Lexie Showalter: Lexie is a NYC based actor with a passion for comedy. An opportunity to make someone smile or laugh is a gift and she is grateful! Past credits include Helena in Midsummer Nights Dream, Mabel in The Pajama Game, and Barb in Hope and Gravity. www.lexieshowalter.com

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.

Peter Turo: Peter likes to write, preferably with the aid of whiskey. Other works include The Bradfords (Open Bar Theatricals, original music by Blake Pfeil), Salt (40th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival), Love Mom and (semi-finalist, Wide Eyed Productions Winks Series), Always Be Ready (MITF), Aerosmith for Slow-Dancing (TinyRhino), All Fall Down (The Tank), Up and Down (TCTC Rep), Sam Dawson and What Could Be, and The Novelist. He is a committee member for the Young Professionals of the Actors Fund, is an Aquarius, and enjoys long, romantic walks to the fridge.

*denotes members of Actors' Equity

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