John Lenartz (Millie)- Broadway - Inherit the Wind (Ensemble) National Actors Theatre. Off-Broadway - The Idiot (Prince Myshkin) Manhattan Ensemble Theatre. New York - Under Milkwood (Mr. Waldo/Ensemble), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry), The Brothers Karamazov (Alyosha) Jean Cocteau Repertory; The Trial (Josef K), The Lesson (The Professor), An Enemy of the People (Dr. Stockmann), Dogg's Hamlet/Cahoot's MacBeth (Easy) Phoenix Theatre Ensemble; A Texas Trilogy (Col. J.C. Kincaid) ReGroup Theatre. Regional & National Tours - Macbeth (Macbeth) National Shakespeare Company; Camelot (Arthur), Henry V (Henry) - Texas Shakespeare Festival; To Kill A Mockingbird (Atticus Finch) Hangar Theatre; The Grapes of Wrath (Jim Casy) Arkansas Repertory; Lombardi (Lombardi) Depot Theatre. Thank you Kevin, Jodi, and Quincy for making me a Winner for Life!
Morgan Rosse (Margot)- Morgan is delighted to be working on Quincy's wonderful play. NYC: Medea & the Furies, Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth, Electra (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble); Every Christmas Story Ever Told...(and then some!), u/s Hermia/Helena in Midsummer (Classic Stage Company), Myth: Understood (Point of Entry Theatre at Lincoln Center), Apotheosis (The Tank), A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer (Lost Theatre). Readings/festivals: The Flea, Second Stage Theater, Samuel French, McCarter Theatre Center. She has worked for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival on Taming of the Shrew, Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, Midsummer, Hamlet, Macbeth. Regional: Edith in Blithe Spirit (Gulfshore Playhouse), Mariane in Tartuffe (Two River Theatre Company), Know Theatre Tribe, The Back Porch Players. BFA Drama Dept., College- Conservatory of Music (CCM).
Connor Carew (Geoff)- Connor is thrilled to be making his NY Fringe debut. He recently returned from playing Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Shakespeare Theatre or New Jersey. In addition to six seasons with STNJ, Connor has worked with several other notable regional theaters, including the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida), and Two River Theatre (Much Ado, Henry V). New York theatre has generally presented Mr. Carew the opportunity to perform more contemporary works, such as Shining City (59E59), Dylan (Do Not Go Gentle Prod.), The Seagull (INTAR, dir. Eli Renfield), and The Weight of Being (The Truf). Connor holds degrees from Temple University and the New School for Drama, and has lived in Brooklyn for nearly a decade.
Kevin Confoy (Hank)- Kevin has appeared in roles ranging from Felix in The Odd Couple to The Clown in 39 Steps. He was in the original productions of John Guare's NY Actor and the NY Revival of Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady (Drama Desk Nomination).
Haejin Han (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer)- Haejin was an assistant production manager for "Brigadoon" on Broadway and was an assistant technical director for the "Hero" at Lincoln Center, David H. Koch Theater. She stage managed at the BAM Harvey Theater for "Sweet Science Suite". In 2014, she received the outstanding stage manager award at the New York Innovative Theater awards. She has worked with many dance companies, including Elisa Monte, Nimbus Dance Works, ITE, Francesca Harper Dance Company, and Life Dance. Currently, she is working at the TheaterLab as a technical director and at John Jay College as a production manager. She is touring with "Burq off" as stage manager/lighting designer in the US and the UK. She is honored to participate in the Fringe Festival for the 3rd times and to work with this awesome production "Win for Life". More info: www.haejinhan.com
Jesse Heffler (Sound Design)-Jesse lives in Jersey City. He is a sound designer, writer, performer, educator and sufferer of migraines. As as theatre artist, he has been fortunate enough to work with Advanced Beginners Group, Dead Puppet, La Pocha Nostra, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and Psychic Readings. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and Sarah Lawrence College, respectively.
Vinny Mraz (Assistant Director)-Vinny is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on writing plays, poetry and sketch comedy as well as directing and scenic design. Most recently he has worked as the Production Manager for the Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford in Stratford, CT designing site specific sets for "Henry V" and "Twelfth Night". He has taught workshops at Sarah Lawrence College, SUNY Purchase, and local schools in Yonkers. He studied sketch comedy at The Second City, and received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Previous directing credits include "When We Come to the Blue Lightning" a one-man show about Jeffrey Dahmer and "The Suburbs" a new play based on the writing of Raymond Carver. This is his first time working with the NY Fringe. Thanks to Kevin and the entire cast and crew for this opportunity.
Susan Sears (Costumes, Props)- Susan has worked as production designer/make up artist/prop builder and wardrobe manager for more than 30 years starting at the Berkshire Public Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. More recently, she has worked for The American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD, on the set of feature films "Red Monsoon", shot in Kathmandu, Nepal and "Muckland", shot in the middle of nowhere, Western NY. She has a bachelors degree in visual arts from Parsons School of Design and has used her skills as a graphic designer to create and produce promotional material for various titles associated with Shakespeare & Company, Miramax, HBO and A&E Networks. Currently the Associate Producer in the Theatre Program at Sarah Lawrence College, she is delighted to be close to home this summer and behind the scenes of "Win For Life".
Claribel Gross (Production Asst)- Claribel is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where she studied Theatre Arts with an emphasis on performance. She currently lives in the Bronx and is pursuing her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. She has a strong interest in international development and working with communities through theatre. Claribel is happy to be part of the "Win for Life" team.
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Quincy Confoy- Playwright
Quincy Confoy wrote WIN FOR LIFE in her playwriting class at The Fieldston School, in the Bronx. It became the first student-written play to be produced as part of Fieldston's annual theatre season. In May of this year, WIN FOR LIFE received top honors in the Young Playwrights Festival, Inc, NYC. Quincy studied playwriting last year in the pre-college program at Brown University and was chosen to participate in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Young Playwrights Festival in the spring. Quincy just finished the Playwriting Apprenticeship program at the Powerhouse Theater, at Vassar College. Quincy has written several other plays and has acted on stage in several productions in NY and in summer stock. Quincy will be a senior at Fieldston this year.
The New York International Fringe Festival
The New York International Fringe Festival is one of the largest multi-arts events in North America. The Fringe is one of the few festivals in the world to have a jury-based selection process. The 2015 Festival features 186 shows, chosen from a pool of over 2000 applicants. The Festival runs over two weeks in August, spread out over 20 stages in downtown Manhattan. The Fringe Festival was founded in 1997 and is under the artistic direction of Elena Holly.
Presented at The 2015 New York International Fringe Festival!
Millie, a cantankerous old woman with a love for Elvis and extreme couponing, wins the Jolly Green Giant Sweepstakes. Her grown children conspire to kill her before she spends the prize money, and their inheritance, on the "Graceland Rental Package."