CAST

KATHY  SEARLE  Off-Broadway:   The   Awesome   80s  Prom,   Carrie.  TV:  "New Amsterdam," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Hope & Faith," MTV's "Damage Control," "As The World Turns," "All My Children."  Film:  "Baby Mama," "Being Michael Madsen,"  "Frost."  Numerous commercials and voiceovers, including the animated series "Starveillance" on E! Entertainment.  Thanks to Ken and the cast and crew!  Lots of love and thanks to: Mom, Dad, Karin, Laurie and Paul.  Look guys . . . I am in a  REAL Playbill!

 

DANA WATKINS was last seen as Corday in “Marat/Sade” at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Other roles include “Native Son” (Jan Erlone), “Macbeth” (Banquo) and “The Cherry Orchard” (Trofimov) at CTH, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Allan Knee’s “The Jazz Age”, Charles in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” at The Fulton (world premiere), Kafka in Stanley Walden’s “Letter to My Father” at the Kaye Playhouse (U.S. premiere), and Poe in the one man show “An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe”. TV: OLTL, Guiding Light, The City.  Film: “The Empath”, “Dreamgirl”, “Unbridled”.  Graduate of SUNY Purchase. 

NATHAN WILLIAMS New York credits include: “New York Stories,” at Urban Stages, “All Kinds of Shifty Villians,” “Waiting for Lefty,” “La Turista,” and “Thick Like Piano Legs”.  TV: “2007 SpikeTV Video Game Awards.” “SNL Digital Short: Punched,” “Spike TV with Barry Switzer” Film: “The Producers,” “Milk Money,” “Advanced Stage Combat,” “Fanboys Mini-Movie.” Numerous national television commercials and performs regularly at The People’s Improv Theater. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

CYDNEE WELBURN  makes her NYC professional debut after earning most of her living on camera.  Native to Washington, DC; B.F.A. Acting graduate from Florida State University.  New York:  Lady of Copper, Romeo & Juliet with Theater Garden.  TV:  “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Dawson’s Creek,” national commercials.  Co-Host of Real Simple (PBS).  Besos para family, friends, teachers, A.M. and D.R.


CREATIVE/STAFF

KEN DAVENPORT (Adaptor/Director/Producer) is one of the few independent producers to have three shows running simultaneously Off-Broadway. He is currently represented by The Awesome 80s Prom, which he created and directed(www.Awesome80sProm.com). The Prom is in its 3rd year in NYC and is also running in Chicago with previous companies in Minneapolis and Baltimore. Ken is also the Co-Conceiver and Producer of Altar Boyz, the 2005 Outer Critics Award Winner   for   Best    Off-Broadway   Musical   and   the  2006   and   2007 Broadway.com  Audience Favorite Award for Long Running Off-Broadway Musical (www.AltarBoyz.com). Altar Boyz recently finished a national tour of the U.S. and has also been seen in

 
 

  Korea and Hungary as well as other international destinations. Ken’s Broadway/ national tour management credits include My Fair Lady, Grease, Show Boat, Candide, Ragtime, Parade (workshop), Jekyll & Hyde, Chicago, Cinderella, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gypsy and many others. Ken taught “Acting As A Business” for AOL and was the Director of Creative Development for NETworks. He is a proud member of the BMI workshop for librettists and won the Acclaim Screenwriting Award for his television pilot “I.C.A.” Ken is currently adapting the Richard Matheson novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical. Ken’s First Time was on July 28th, 1989.   www.DavenportTheatrical.com.

DAVID GERSTEN (Associate Producer) produced Tea at Five starring Kate Mulgrew as Katharine Hepburn (NYC and West Palm Beach) as well as the musicals Dr. Sex and Eleanor & Hick. A Broadway and Off-Broadway press agent for almost two decades, David currently represents the Off-Broadway hits Altar Boyz (3rd year), Naked Boys Singing! (8th full frontal year!) and The Awesome 80s Prom (3rd year). Other current clients include New World Stages, Mint Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Red Bull, York Theatre, The Lucille Lortel Foundation and The League of Off-Broadway Theatres & Producers' annual Lortel Awards, which David also writes and co-produces. This fall he will present the NY premiere of My Messy Bedroom starring Ryan Idol. This is his fourth collaboration with Ken Davenport. www.davidgersten.com.

DARYL EISENBERG CASTING (Casting). Theatre: The Awesome 80s Prom, Tully (NYMF ’07), Jihad: The Explosive New Musical (Edinburgh Fringe ’07), …Categories, The Spickner Spin. Film: The Book of Caleb, Escape From Yoga Camp, The Stranger, Random Acts of Kindness. Web: MinuteManComedy.com. NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.decasting.com.

HHC MARKETING (Marketing). Current: Jersey Boys, Monty Python’s Spamalot (Broadway and Las Vegas), Xanadu, Inherit the Wind, Phantom of the Opera, Altar Boyz, The Awesome ’80s Prom, Moscow Cats Theatre, Fan Yang Gazillion Bubble Show, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell. York Theatre Company, NY Musical Theatre Festival, www.BroadwayInsider.com, www.BroadwayBox.com, www.TheMenEvent.com. www.HHCMarketing.com.

JERAMIAH PEAY (Production Stage Manager). Stage Management credits include: The Big Voice: God or Merman? (Los Angeles Premiere), Christmas Post (San Diego Premiere), The Crumple Zone (Zephyr Theatre). He is proud to be joining the cast and crew of My First Time. Jeramiah also holds credits as a Director, Performer and Photographer. He received a BA from The University of Southern California and his MFA from The New School for Drama. Thanks to Family and Friends for support!

MATTHEW A. SMITH (Production Design). Off-Broadway credits include Gutenberg! The Musical!, The Awesome 80s Prom and The Under the Radar Festival. Other credits include Times Square New Year’s Eve, First Night Raleigh, Altar Boyz video game and The Awesome 80s Prom Rubik’s Cube. Graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts.

 


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