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Welcome to Our Bar
"SWAGGER"! 

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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OUR BAR 
"SWAGGER"

BEAR WITH ME by Fennell Harris

JAN - Whitney Haase

BRIAR - Colin Jackson

KEITH - Vin Scialla

PUMPED UP KICKS by Battles

SAM - Andrew Tejada

DEE - NJ Agwuna

PASSERBY - Kellie Williams

CHERRY BOMB by Fennell Harris

BEV - Battles

SAVANNAH - Lexie Showalter

GAGGED & SWAGGED by Andrew Tejada

RIVER - KL Thomas

QUINN - Violet Lynn

STRANGER - Andrew Tejada

HUN I HAVE AN AFTERLIFE by Chelsea Noel

HARPER - Alexandra Gellner

JANA - Chelsea Noel

NEW FIT, WHO DIS by Robert Schray

RAY - Battles

JEAN - NJ Agwuna

MAC - Erin McMahan

BAR TIPS

ERIC ADAMS - Andrew Tejada

SMASH OR PASS by Chelsea Noel

BRUCE - Colin Jackson

TONY - Vin Scialla

ROBIN - Ellen Ko

JEN - KL Thomas

SHIT WE ALL GIT by NJ Agwuna

JAY - Sally Ann Hall

ALE - Chelsea Noel

ALI - Kellie Williams

MINE by Joshua Lodge

CHARLOTTE - Whitney Haase

KEV - KL Thomas

BAR PATRON - Erin McMahon

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.

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The Our Barbarians

This Month's Team:

Showrunner: Battles

Assistant Showrunner: Fennell Harris

Jury Foreperson: NJ Agwuna

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

 

EmBattz aka Battles* - An Actor / Personal Trainer Battles’ favorite roles include Helina (Windfall a Rogue Dialogue audiodrama), 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 monthly to read fresh, new works from up-and-coming playwrights. She is currently working on a webseries with fellow Barbarian KL Thomas as well as an album. @embattz

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!

Sally Ann Hall: Sally Ann is a standup comedian and writer in New York who: was recently named a Caroline’s Breakout Artist, won the 2018 Laughing Devil Festival, and won the all female She Devil Festival in 2017. She runs the celebrated comedy/drag/variety show Left Breast Comedy Hour! (Recommended by New York Times and TimeOut) at the Knitting Factory on the first Monday of every month and is excited to make her Our Bar writing debut! @funnysallyann

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. 

Colin Jackson recently moved to New York from Chicago. While in Chicago, he was an Ensemble Member and the Company Manager for Organic Theater Company. Colin received his BFA from Northern Illinois University, and also studied at Interlochen Arts Academy and the Moscow Art Theatre School.

Ellen Ko is an award winning New York City based actor and writer. She gravitates towards comedy and is deeply influenced by physical theater such as clown, mask, and mime. Favorite theatre credits include Hestia in zounds! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Dotty Otley in Noises Off (In Vino Theater), and Timothy E. Lifentimer in Song (Cakewood Creative Arts). Ellen has performed with NYC sketch comedy groups MommyDaddyBaby, Wilburn, and Easy Tiger (Boogie Manja); Silent But Deadly (Sour Grapes), and Model Majority. Beyond performing, Ellen is the Artistic Director of Floor Five Theatre Company (@floorfivetheatre) and an Adjunct Professor of Drama at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Visit EllenKo.com for more info! @EllenKoGram

Violet Lynn, 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!

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.

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.

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.

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, has been a special guest Host on PITcast; covering The PIT Sketchfest, and has been guest on Robot Vs Dinosaurs Podcast. KL's other credits include: The Improviser short film, Clip Show sketch troupe, 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. Currently, you can see KL on the new web series, Charms 4 Less @charms4lessseries.

Kellie Williams is a New York-based actor and singer. Her favorite credits include singing in many cabarets at Don’t Tell Mama, acting and writing on an all-women sketch comedy team called the Industry Plants, and playing "Zuzu" in Dance Nation at Sarah Lawrence College. She is so excited to make her Our Bar debut tonight! You can find her on Instagram @k3llie_wil.

*denotes members of Actors' Equity

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