Welcome to Our Bar
"To die for"!
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 over 12 years. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and watch the stories unfold!
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by Bimini Wright & Joshua Sargent
EDGAR: Adam Carpenter
JEN: Jennifer Logue
Want to join Our Bar?
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The Our Barbarians
This month's team:
Showrunner: Mark Koenig
Assistant Showrunner: Amanda Nicastro
Jury Foreperson: Bimini Wright
Jen the Bartender: Jennifer Logue*
Adam Carpenter*: Adam moved to this crazy, beautiful city in 2011 with his partner-in-crime, Alicia and was swept away by the magic that is OUR BAR. Adam is an actor, writer, and producer of original theatre. He has collaborated with Project: Theater on a number of occasions, including the staged reading of Unity: 1918 (dir. KJ Sanchez). He also produced and acted in Ken Ferrigni’s Bang-Galore! at The Chain Theatre in LIC and is curently co-producing the web series Just Super! Adam holds a BA from Hope College and an MFA in Acting from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. AEA, SAG-AFTRA. www.TheAdamCarpenter.com
Lisa Cheong: Lisa was once called a “writer-director-producer” by a psychic. Her sketches and films have played at Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, NYC SketchFest, SOLOCOM, and That Asian-American Film Thing. Lisa believes puns are jokes and will fight anyone who says otherwise. Hit her up at @lisiepeasie.
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
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.
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!
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
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).
Julia Marquez:Julia is thrilled to be in her first Our Bar show after a 6 year hiatus from theatre. She's looking forward to learning new techniques, honing in on some older ones, and writing new content for the show. She'd like to thank her friends and family for supporting her in this new chapter, and also Ina Garten because why not, she's an icon.
Erin McMahon: Erin is very excited to be performing in an Irish bar! She’s technically only half Irish but fits many Irish stereotypes. Her first name means Ireland and her last name starts with a “Mc,” she has 9 siblings, randomly finds 4 leaf clovers on a regular basis, and she really really loves potatoes.
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
Kayleigh Reichman: Kayleigh is an actor and writer from New Rochelle, NY. She has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Magnet Theater, and The Barrow Group. Kayleigh can be found performing Friday nights at The Armory with their improv team Rogue One or hanging out with your pets at a party.
Joshua Sargent: Joshua Sargent is a Montana-born, Caribbean-raised writer and comic whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, Cracked.com, College Humor 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.
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.
KL Thomas: KL is best known from Hosting Sketch Block's monthly live show and bio-weekly Podcast. She has also Hosted WeMakeTheFunny's Podcast: Let's Chat Comedy, and has been a special guest Host on PITcast, covering The PIT Sketchfest. KL's other credits: The Improviser short film, Robots Vs Dinosaurs Podcast, Clip Show sketch troupe, the play (I Am Not An Allegory), GigaHoes web series, Drafts Short Play Festival, MITF Short Play Festival, Santa Isn’t Real music video, The Fridge’s Canucks Cabaret, Papaya Brother’s comedy Enemy Party and Charlie’s on Parole short film.
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.
Bimini Wright: Bimini (rhymes with the famous anthropomorphic cricket) grew up in the humid tropical rainforests of Cairns, Australia -if you can’t hear the accent, get a few drinks in her and see what happens. Bim attained a double degree in Theatre and Russian Studies from Stetson University, before moving to NYC to study at the William Esper Studio. She stole her pet rabbit from an evil clown, and has no regrets. Yay OUR BAR!
*denotes members of Actors' Equity