The Dudleys was performed at HERE in October 2016. .
In The Dudleys! A Family Game, family memories are brought to life as a malfunctioning 8-bit video game. Vic returns to his childhood home late one night and discovers his old NES. As he plays vintage games from his youth, he starts remembering…and his memories become the game itself. By dodging ghosts, undying zombies, and evil Aunts side-scrolling through the neighborhood, Vic tries to win a game that might not be for winning.
The Dudleys features original chiptune music composed on an Atari, Commodore 64, Gameboy, and Nintendo as well as original life-size 8-bit video footage.
Watch the trailer for the show!
Video Design – Reid Farrington
Scene Design – Jonathan Cottle
Lighting Design – Simon Cleveland
Costume Design – Heather Carey
Sound Design – Dana Haynes
Choreography – Melinda Rebman
Assistant Director – Callie Farnsworth
Props Designer – Justin Cox
Stage Manager – Jessica Schmidt
Video Specialist – John Erickson and Jorge Garcia-Spitz
Animators – David Bengali, David Mauro, Angela “Overkill” Hill, Roger Miller, Dan Monceaux & Leegrid Stevens
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Produced by Charles Quittner and Lianne Kennedy
Assisted by Richa Verma
Performances at HERE Arts Center 145 6th Ave, New York, NY
|Amy Bizjak* (Meg) is thrilled to be working with Loading Dock again after appearing in The 12th Labor as O’Meggie. Select NY credits include: Jane/Mary in Baby Girl (NY Fringe), Beth in Elephant Girls (Emerging Artists ), Sylvia Smothers in Fabulous The Musical (FabCo Productions) and She Loves Me (Gallery Players). Regional Credits include, Grease (Cha Cha), Our Country’s Good (Dabby Bryant) and The Triumph of Love (Corine). Commericials: NJ Lotto, SinusBuster, Motorola. Proud member AEA.|
|Joe Burby* (Dead Tom). Recent roles include Macbeth, The Crucible’s Reverend Paris, and King Henry in Lion in Winter, all at Delphi Theater Company in upstate Manhattan. Joe’s voice can be heard in the audio guide narration for two new Exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is a member of the Workshop Theater Company where he lends his talents to the exploration and development of great new plays, including works by Leegrid Stevens, writer of The Dudley’s: A Family Game. He recently directed some amazing 5-12 year-olds in a production of Schoolhouse Rock LIVE jr. at the Pied Piper Childrens’ Theater Co. www.joeburby.com|
|Roger Casey* (Officer Peters/Ensemble) is a NY based artist. Recent Theater credits: H5: Life after Death – Steffon – (Schomburg Center), CasablancaBOX – Humphrey Bogart/Rick (HERE Arts), You Should Be here – Dexter – (The Amoralists), God is a Verb –Bob/Undergrad – (Hook & Eye Theater), Lunchtime in Heaven – Freddie Gray – (48hrs in Harlem, National Black Theatre), The Return – Adam – (the Metropolitan Museum of Art), Tyson Vs. Ali – Mike Tyson & Muhammad Ali – (3-Legged Dog & Foxy Films), Coal Run Road – Caleb Cobb – (Kraine Theatre), The Misanthrope – Acaste – (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), 12th Night – Antonio (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), Tragedy! A musical comedy – Aaron the Moor – (Lucille Lortel Theatre).|
|Kevin Delano (Ensemble) is an actor and comedian from a small town in upstate New York. Previous roles include Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet (LES Shakespeare), Scrub in The Beaux Stratagem (MMC), and Tristan in The Dog in the Manger (Falcon Players). He also spends a good deal of time writing, producing, and acting in comedy sketches as well as performing improv comedy along with his team, Wuce Billis.|
|Ariel Estrada* (Ensemble). Off-Broadway: A Persistent Memory, MBL Productions (Jessi D. Hill, dir.); Double Falsehood, Letter of Marque (Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, dir.); Far East, Lincoln Center Theater (Daniel Sullivan, dir.); Shogun Macbeth, Cambodia Agonistes, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre. Selected Off-Off/Regional: All We Have Left (Eugene O’Neill Theatre/Jim Henson Foundation Puppetry Residency); The Imbible (2014 FringeNYC Encore Award); Holy Crab! (New York Theatre Workshop); Disoriented (Theater C); Honor (Prospect Theater Company); Miss Saigon (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); 90 North (Kennedy Center, ASCAP/In the Works Program); Two Gentlemen Of Verona, Twelfth Night (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). TV/Film: Title VII, Future Folk, Don’t Let Me Drown; The Americans, One Life to Live, Another World. Ariel is also the Founder and Producing Artistic Director for Leviathan Lab, an award-winning creative studio for Asian American performing artists. He is also an accomplished grant writer, and Fortune 500-level graphic designer. arielestrada.com | arielestradadesign.com | leviathanlab.com|
|Marlowe Holden (Sylvia) is a New York based actor and writer from Oklahoma. New York theatre credits include: Malefactions (Cradle Theatre); The Tower (AntiMatter Collective/HERE Arts); The Feast, Agnosiophobia (The Flea); Encounters: The La Ronde Project (IRT); Ophelia in Hamlet, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (Tale Told); Long Distance Drunk (Distilled); Nightmares (Buran). Regional theatre: Governess in Turn of the Screw, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Fallen Angels (Theater at Monmouth). Co-creator/writer/actor for Hat Trick Bitches web series (Official Selection, Austin Web Fest; Audience Choice Award, Seattle Web Fest; Featured on FunnyorDie.com). Alum of T. Schreiber Studio, People’s Improv Theater, and Manhattan Film Institute. BFA from the University of Oklahoma. marloweholden.com|
|Erik Kochenberger (Vic) graduated from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in 2014 with honors after completing three years in the Department of Drama’s Meisner Studio and one year in the Classical Studio. Since graduation he has participated in several productions including Dogville (Directed by Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara), Jeremy and… (The Wild Project), Wisdom (Davenport Theatre), The Scary Secrets of Stasis, PA (Treehouse Theatre) and Othello (straight from an Art Studio/Loft Apartment in Brooklyn). He recently starred in his second feature length film State of Emergency directed by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Brian Cavallaro. He feels incredibly grateful to be given the opportunity to bring The Dudleys! to life.|
|Lynnsey Ooten* (Oona/Ensemble) is a Stage Crashers company member and the Co-Founder of the Oppressed in Heels Project. Recent credits include;The Trojan Women (Oppressed in Heels, NYC), The Tempest (Tale Told, NYC); Last Night of Ballyhoo, Hatchetman (Festival Stage, NC), Midsummer Nights Dream, Macbeth (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival), Children of an Idle Brain (Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, CT), Astronomical Sunset (Curious Theatre Co., CO), Sir Patient Fancy (University of North Colorado, CO). She is a graduate of the National Theatre Institute and the University of Northern Colorado.|
|Karsten Otto (Gamer) is an actor based out of Brooklyn and Manhattan, but please, bring him anywhere. He’s thrilled to be back at HERE, this time with Loading Dock! Select NYC Credits: Trees in Their Youth (Signature Theatre Center/ Dir. Kristan Seemel,) The Mysteries (The Flea/ Dir. Ed Sylvanus Iskandar,) The Tower (HERE Arts/ Dir. Phil Gates,) Kapow-i GoGo (The PIT/ Dir. Kristin McCarthy Parker) Scratching (New York Fringe Festival/ Dir. Miles Mandwelle.) He is also passionate about new play development and has helped develop plays at The Lark, The Flea, The Bushwick Starr, The Actor’s Studio, The PIT and various living rooms and basements. BFA: NYU Tisch/ Atlantic Acting School. www.karstenotto.com|
Scott Thomas* (Derek). New York: Coping (NYC Fringe Fest / Fringe Encores) Donogoo (The Mint); L(y)re (Ars Nova); The Champion (BRIC Arts); Somtimes In Prauge (SOHO Ice Factory Fest / Joe’s Pub). Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Denver Theater Center, TheaterSquared, and the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s A Civil War Christmas at Long Wharf Theater. TV: “Blue Bloods,” (CBS), season three of “Younger.” (TV Land) New Media: Above Average, College Humor, vids with Patrick Wilems, and season two of The Pioneers (Funny Or Die). Scott appears in Ten Bones Theater Company’s “Entirely From Memory” shows at The PIT and Videology. He freestyle raps.
|Erin Treadway (Clara) is a frequent collaborator with playwright/director Leegrid Stevens & their company Loading Dock. Recent roles with Loading Dock: Julie in Miss Julie, Asian Equities (The Dock at Loading Dock), Cleo in The Twelfth Labor (Gene Frankel Theatre) and Molly Jennis in Spaceman (Incubator Arts, NY Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance). Other projects together include the following, all directed by Jacob Titus: Sun, Stand Thou Still (Spring Theatreworks); Post Oedipus (HERE, Spring Theatreworks); Still Life With Runner (HERE, Spring Theatreworks). She has also played Ophelia in Poor Jacob’s Hamlet (Spring Theatreworks), directed by Titus and most recently, Mayo Methot (and a German-speaking refugee!) in Casablancabox by Sarah Farrington (dir. Reid Farrington). www.erintreadway.com|
*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
LMCC’s Swing Space Development program
Workshop production at the Dream Up Festival, Theatre for the New City, NYC
Workshop production (Tutto Theatre) in Austin TX (pictured)
You can purchase the script at Indie Theatre Now.