Joseph O’Malley (Matt/Writer/Director/Producer) has been a part of the New York theater scene for almost three years now. He appeared in several shows in his time at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, including the new plays Two Men and Lost at the Crepuscule, as well as several independent productions, including Muse of Fire at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Fall 2014. He has also written/produced/acted in a handful of short films and is in pre-production on a new web series, which will be the first film production by Paper Ring Productions, which he founded in 2015. He is proud to present Game Night, his second full-length production as a writer/director/producer/actor at the Manhattan Rep. His first play, The Family Table, debuted to sold out audiences at the theatre in November.
Sam Richardson (Jeremy) is an actor training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting through NYU. Recent credits include Orlando in As You Like It (Stella Adler Studio), Alonso in The Tempest (SITS/NYU), and the title role in King Phycus (Stella Adler Studio). He’s very excited to be making his debut at the Manhattan Rep.
Alex Bartner (Will) is currently studying with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also studied and performed with the Powerhouse Theater Training Program. Theatre credits include: Coriolanus (dir. Jonathan Hopkins), The Misanthrope (dir. Ilana Khanin), and Medea (dir. Tomi Tsunoda). Thank you to all my friends and family for their love and support!
Kat Newquist (Trish) is a Brooklyn-based stage, screen, and voice actor. Currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she has trained at Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Stonestreet Studios for film and television. Recent credits include the original play One Night Standing, Hamletmachine, The Skriker, and her ongoing role as the official voice of the National Guitar Museum. Kat is very excited to be a part of this production, and would like to thank everyone for being nice to her even though she isn’t from Stella Adler.
Jamie Watson (Carrie) is a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in her third year of training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Favorite roles include: Cassius in Julius Caesar (Stella Adler), Trinculo in The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Square), and Police Chief Schultz in The Visit (Stella Adler). You can also catch her performing with NYU's improv team, Dangerbox, and the comedy troupe The Dark Days Players around NYU's campus and in venues around the city. Thanks to Joseph and the team for putting the show together!
Elaine Valdes (Katherine) is a current junior at NYU, studying acting at the Stella Adler and Stonestreet studios. Recent productions include Outsourced (One Trick Circus), Our Lady of 121st Street (NYU StageWorks), and Portrait of a Madonna (Playwrights Horizons). A big thanks to Joseph and the cast! Also, her family, for putting up with almost daily dramatic "I just can't do it all!" phone calls.
Auriane Desombre (Producer) is a published opinion writer (Cracked.com), an award winning essayist (Winner of the 2015 Burns Prize), a member of the NYU Dean’s Circle for her work in English, and was recently selected to write a extended thesis for NYU’s Honors English Degree. She is currently pursuing a double-minor in Film Production and Business of Entertainment through NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Stern Business School. She has been a member of Joseph’s creative team for over a year, having helped edit and plan production on all his scripts, and is now lending her efforts as a co-founder of Paper Ring Productions. This is her second theatrical production with Joseph, having produced the sold out debut of his play The Family Table at the Manhattan Rep last fall.
Brooke Holman (Stage Manager) is an English student at NYU with a focus on dramatic writing. Her studies have led her in such diverse directions as working on indie film sets, doing research with NYU’s Dean’s Circle in London, attending a leadership conference in Abu Dhabi, and now stage managing plays for Paper Ring Productions. When she’s not working in the theatre or taking part in the game nights that inspired Game Night, Brooke interns at the Manhattan-based literary agency Kuhn Projects. This is her second show with Paper Ring Productions.