Written & directed by Jake Lipman
It's the eve of the launch of a new, all-female co-working space, HER(E) SHE. As the staff prepares for its big day, a series of calamities threaten to derail their hard work.
A comedy about women, work, and knowing when to lean in.
14 Performances: October 10-27, 2018
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Fl., NYC
ALICIA CAMPBELL (Flora/Frankie/Felice/Francesca)
Favorite credits include The Seven Ravens Project (Soledad Ensemble/New Victory LabWorks), Man of La Mancha (Gretna Theatre), and Good Kids (Pennsylvania Centre Stage). Recent original works include W (Sketching Staccato/Barn Arts Collective), and Say Cheese, Mr. Dinosaur (Gretna Theatre). PSU ‘17. www.aliciakcampbell.com
JESSICA DISALVO* (Carla)
Off-Broadway: Welcome to America (New Worlds Theatre Project - Dir. Stephen Brown-Fried), The Princess of Riverside Drive (Vital Theatre Company). Other: Proof (Center Stage New York), The Tempest (Eureka Suitcase/The Tank), She Loves Me, Kiss Me, Kate, The Foreigner (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Musical (Shakespeare Dallas). Jessica has trained with the Moscow Art Theatre School and holds an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. www.jessicadisalvo.com
LORI FUNK* (Helen/Harriet/Harmony/Holly)
Off Broadway: Three on a Couch (Soho Playhouse), Looking for the Pony (McGinn Cazale), Thirst (HERE), Stiff (Barrow Group Theatre). Other: Spring Awakening, Our Country's Good, The 39 Steps. TV: "Law & Order," "SVU," "Onion News." Film: FourEyes, Bert's Plan, Dara Ju. One woman show: Two Truths and a Lie. www.LoriFunk.com
DEANNA HENSON* (Alison)
NYC Theatre : The Jewish King Lear (Metropolitan Playhouse), Stranded on Motor Parkway (NYC Fringe), And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little (Longview Theatre), Outfoxed (Full Stop Collective),Tartuffe (Dog Run Rep). Regional credits include The Impressionists (Caldwell Theatre), Bold Girls (Woman's Theatre Project), The Man Who Came to Dinner and Look, Homeward Angel (PlayMaker's Rep), The Rover (Aphra Behn Society). Two Best Actress awards for the short film, “Straight” (Rahway International Film Festival and New Jersey Summer Shorts Festival). Film and TV include: Billions, Dexter, and Hoot.
MARIA MALONEY* (Gina)
NYC Theatre: Buffalo Heights (TIC, Planet Connections Fest, Outstanding Supporting Performer winner), AMBUSH! (Sam French Festival 2016)The Inn At Lake Devine (TIC), Jennifer Lane’s Tummy Bubbles (terraNOVA Collective Groundbreakers, Women Center Stage), Three Wishes for Jamie (Musicals Tonight!), Bring Back Birdie (Opening Doors Theatre) Regional: The Star-Spangled Girl (Springer Opera House), Suds (Greenbrier Valley Theatre), All Shook Up, The Last Five Years and The Crucible (Roxy Regional Theatre), Bye Bye Birdie (Ocean City Theatre Company). Tours: Amelia Bedelia and Other Stories (Two BeansProds.) and The Taffetas (Springer Theatricals). www.mariamaloney.com
SHAUNA PINKETT (Dede)
Off Broadway: A New Memory (Athena Theatre), Off-Off-Broadway: The Refugee Girls Revue, Live Mermaids Live: Last Call at the Sand Bar (art.party.theater.company). Webseries: The Return of the Huxtables, My Craigslist Roommate. Film: Happiness Never Comes Alone, Forefathers, Remains (SXSW Film Festival), Intimate Semaphores (Brooklyn Film Festival). www.shaunapinkett.com
AMANDA RODHE (Emily)
Theater: The Inn at Lake Devine (TIC); Graceless (Capital Fringe); Schmoozy Togetherness, Alice in Wonderless Land, Taste (Williamstown Theatre Festival); FAME, Joseph...(NSMT); Babes in Toyland (Gloucester Stage); The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz (Carnegie Hall). www.amandarodhe.com
PATRICK DANIEL SMITH* (Marcus)
is an actor in film, television and theatre. TV and film credits include “Law and Order: SVU”, “Smash”, “The Carrie Diaries”, “The Jane Games”, “Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko’s Curse”, “V.I.P.S” and “Stolen Voices/Hidden Secrets.” He studied under Lily Lodge at The Actor’s Conservatory. He resides with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn. www.patrickdanielsmith.com
JAYA TRIPATHI (Beth)
is a human rights advocate and studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Recent credits include an adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s Eyes of a Blue Dog, Strindberg Repertory Theatre’s production of Abu Casem’s Slippers, and an adaptation of The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. www.jayatripathi.com
*Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
JAKE LIPMAN (Director, Playwright, and Producing Artistic Director)
Since founding TIC in 2006, Jake has produced 40 thought-provoking comedies, including the world premiere adaptation of The Inn at Lake Devine in 2015, 14 iterations of TIC's Plus 1 Solo Show Festival, and twice been awarded Puffin Foundation Ltd grants for the creation of new work. She appears onstage in many TIC shows, has penned a number of pieces, and occasionally directs, including Relentlessly Pleasant, Ruby (2018 Planet Connections Fest, Best Director and Outstanding Production nominee), the 2014 world premiere and 2017 revival of Buffalo Heights (Planet Connections Theatre Fest 2017, Outstanding Production of a Revival nominee), and well-known plays like Mauritius, Our Town, and How I Learned to Drive. MFA, Actors Studio Drama School; BA, Smith College. www.JakeLipman.com
JESSICA AMMIRATI (Associate Producer and Dramaturg)
is an independent director, producer, podcaster, and multimedia artist. Over the past 20 years she has directed and produced: theater, music video, short film, web-series, and an independent dramatic television pilot, Farm Story, and the podcast, "Comfort Measures" (about all the media we consume when we are seeking comfort). www.JessicaAmmirati.com
RYAN GOFF (Scenic Designer)
Designer: As You Like It and A Doll's House (Monomoy Theatre), Lysistrata (3 Legged Dog), An Octoroon (Schaeberle Studio), Medusa: Heart of Stone (Hudson Guild), Two Star Motel (Shapeshifter Lab). Assistant: The Promised Her the Moon (St. Clement's), A Chorus Line (Schimmel Center). BA, Pace University. www.RyanGoffDesign.com
MICHAEL LOUNSBERY (Lighting Designer and Technical Admisor)
Michael Lounsbery is a NYC-based Lighting, Sound & Set Designer; holding an MFA in Theatre Design from The University of Memphis. Over the course of his career, he has designed for Saint Michael's Playhouse, Vermont Stage, New Century Theater and Pioneer Valley Summer Theater. Light Designs include A Streetcar Named Desire, Marat/Sade, Peter and the Starcatcher, Amish Project and Jesus Christ Superstar. He is also a co-producer and the Technical Director for Sans Limetes Dance. Other TIC productions include Books on Tape (FringeNYC), Our Town, and Buffalo Heights (2014 and 2017 revival). Portfolio: www.threeyeti.com
OLIVIA RAGAN (Assistant Director)
Olivia is a New York-based director committed to sharing stories that challenge social constructs and expectations. She spent 6 weeks this summer as a Core Company apprentice at the Orchard Project. Directing credits include: The Wise Women by Nelson Clark, assistant directing Company (Barrington Stage), Speech and Debate, and the Musical Theater Conservatory at Barrington Stage (summer 2017). BA, Theater Arts, Marymount Manhattan College.
JENNIE RUSSIANOFF (Stage Manager)
Directing: Desert Stories for Lost Girls, The War Boys, Lights Off! Assistant directing: Black Hollow, Lord of the Flies, Still, Eurydice, An Experiment with an Airpump. Dramaturgy: Desert Stories.. and Wrights of Spring. BA, DePaul University. www.jennierussianoff.com
PHILIP ROTHMAN (Music, Projections, and Sound Designer)
For TIC: The Inn at Lake Devine and Our Town. Orchestration credits: Our Kind of Traitor (StudioCanal), Ray Donovan (Showtime), Too Big to Fail, Taking Chance, Teddy in His Own Words, You Don’t Know Jack (HBO Films), Sin Nombre, Hollywoodland (Focus Features), The Nanny Diaries (Weinstein Company/MGM Films), Faces of America (PBS). New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nominee, Outstanding Sound Design for Proof (TIC). www.philiprothman.com
The development of Relentlessly Pleasant was made possible with the input of many talented artists and friends of TIC, including Brady Adair, Kurt Bardele, Marina Barry, Amanda Bruton, Caralie Chrisco, Jim deProphetis, Deanna & Peter Drew, Holly Lynn Ellis, Aizzah Fatima, Amy Fulgham, Lori Funk, Elizabeth Guttman, Adam Harrell, A.J. Heekin, J Henry, Gillian Hurst, Maria Maloney, Michael Maloney, Angeline Nortz, Stephanie Pezolano, Jason Pizzarello, Amanda Rodhe, Chrissy Rose, Philip Rothman, Loralee Tyson, Charlie Schulman, Patrick Smith, and Joy Sudduth.
In loving memory of
Paul Lustig Dunkel, a longtime supporter and friend
Elizabeth Stephens, a dear friend, colleague, and creative.