Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NIGHTS ON THE COUCH By Matt Fotis; Program Info, Creative Team & Actors Bios

NIGHTS ON THE COUCH Written by Matt Fotis
Directed by Caitlin Reader
Time: Various nights in one man’s life.                                             Place:  The couch.

Characters in order of appearance

Man                                                                                                      Bryson Bruce
Friend/Virginity/Stoner/Girlfriend/Wife                                               Stephanie Juergens

Who’s Who
Bryson Bruce (Man) is originally from Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri. NYC credits include: A Band of Angels and Young Charles Dickens with NYC Children’s Theater, Vestments of the Gods from New York Fringe 2014, and he just finished his first season with S.T.A.R. Theatre Company. He is grateful for the opportunity to bring new work to NYC, and would like to thank his friends and family for their support.

Stephanie Juergens (Friend/Virginity/Stoner/Girlfriend/Wife) is originally from a super small town Missouri. She is a graduate of The University of Missouri and the William Esper Studio.  Previous Theatre credits include: Carly in reasons to be pretty and Van’s sister in Dog Sees God. She is thankful for the opportunity to do what she loves with people she loves.

Matt Fotis (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright whose plays have been presented or developed at The Lark, The Playwrights’ Center, The Kennedy Center, Emerging Artists Theatre, City Theatre, and The Great Plains Theatre Conference. His plays have won The Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, UCM’s Theatre for Young Audiences National Playwriting Competition, and the Sonoma County Repertory Theatre’s New Play Award. He is the author of two books on improvisational theatre – Long Form Improvisation & American Comedy: The Harold and The Comedy Improv Handbook. He is the Co-Chair of the Theatre Department at Albright College and resides in Wyomissing, PA. For more please visit

Caitlin Reader (Director) studied theater and journalism at the University of Missouri. After graduating in 2013 she moved to New York to work in non-profit theater. This is her first time directing a full production and she’s so excited for the opportunity to explore a new area of theater and help bring a Matt Fotis original to NYC. Enjoy the show!

Kelsey Kennedy (Stage Manager) is a New York transplant from some flyover state. She went to the University of Missouri, Columbia and earned degrees in Performance Theatre and Magazine Journalism. Since moving to NYC, she has been a greeter, a customer service rep, a copy editor, and a stage manager. Off the clock, she’s a writer, a lover of all things brunch, and a casual photographer. She hopes to one day combine her career paths and hobbies with things yet to be discovered to create one glorious dream job.

Peter Smith (Costume and Production Design) has done costumes and production design for theatre, film and commercial photography. Peter is also an actor and performer in NYC. Currently, Peter can be seen as “Catlyn” Jenner in Katdashians: Break The Musical (Off Broadway).

Featuring:  Bryson Bruce & Stephanie Juergens
One man’s journey from child to parent, told through five nights spent on the couch.

Thursday, July 14th at 9pm
Sunday, July 17th at 7pm
Thursday, July 21st at 9pm

At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC
The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival

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