Our Team

Yahweh’s Follies at Ars Nova June 11, 2013

Book, Lyrics, Director – Rob Reese
Composer, Music Director – Matt Schloss 
Composer – Eric S. Brenner

The Ringmaster – Bones Rodriguez
Beria – Nicole DiMattei
Delta – Rodney Umble
Mosley – Darilyn Castillo
PJ – Katrina P. Day
Reverent John – David Allen McKeel
Verrell – Shane Breaux

Keys – Matt Schloss
Axes – Ezra Gale
Skins – Brad Carbone
Sax & Clarinet – Jeff Hudgins

Our team is not an organized theater company, but has worked together in such fun, successful, and twisted combinations that we just can’t help doing so over and over again:
Rob Reese and Matt Schloss met while working together, touring the world with The Wooster Group.  Eric Brenner originated the roles of Erica & Brunnhilde in Rob Reese’s Survivor: Vietnam!  Rob and Eric met in high school choir.  Seriously.
These three recently collaborated with Kamala Sankaram on the steampunk chamber opera Miranda. Eric Brenner sang the role of D.A.V.E., Matt Schloss designed and ran sound, for which he received the 2012 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Sound Design! Rob Reese Directed and co-wrote the libretto with Creator, Composer, Star Kamala Sankaram.  Miranda’s sold out 2012 run at HERE Arts Center was enthusiastically received by critics and received the  2012 New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical.
David Allen, Shane Breaux, and Rodney Umble have worked together with Rob since the blockbuster sci-fi parody adventure Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe.  They’ve improvised as Amnesia Wars Improvisation, run several variety shows, mounted sketch revues, short plays, video projects and radio shows.
Be sure to check out and support their individual projects as well!

In June of 2012 we staged two developmental readings at The Jalopy Theater
and at The Barrow Group Theater with the following personnel:

The Ringmaster – Kamala Sankaram
Beria – Laura Valpey
Delta – Rodney Umble
Mosley – Katherine Barna
PJ – Jen Kwok
Reverent John – David Allen
Verrell – Shane Breaux

Keys – Matt Schloss
VoxPipes – Eric Brenner
Axes – Ezra Gale
Skins – Brad Carbone

Our development process also includes several non-staged readings involving the personnel above as well as:

Joel Briel, Alex Decaneas, Sean (Foley) Dillon,
Tim Girrbach, Heidi O’Connell, Mignon Reme

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