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How to Fold a Map? BIOGRAPHIES

Andrea Biggs - Andrea performs every Saturday night at Webster Hall in the long-running, Off-Broadway interactive hit The Awesome 80s Prom ( Her all-time favorite roles include Chicklet (Psycho Beach Party), Lysistrata (Lysistrata), Reggie Fluty (The Laramie Project), Mrs. Lascalzo (The…Prom), Dogberry (Much Ado About Nothing), Suky Tawdry (The Beggar’s Opera), Everywoman 2 (Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting) and Roller Blader (Stuart Little II). She’s a costume character performer, freelance editor and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Ohio State University. She has also studied improv at UCB. She thanks team Funny...Sheesh for sharing...their Wii.


DANIELLE BRAY (Production Designer) - Danielle is new to New York City. Her recent credits include Marat/Sade at the Secret Theater, Directed by Kelly Johnson and Tosca with the Amato/Amore Opera. She recently worked on Back to Bacharach and David at The Music Box Directed by Kathy Najimy. She designed King Lear Directed by Patsy Rodenburg of the Royal National Theatre. Ms. Bray costumed Tori Spelling in her theatrical debut of Maybe Baby It’s You, Upstairs at the Coronet.  The Los Angeles premiere of Terrance McNally’s Corpus Christi and Crane Mississippi (Los Angeles Times Critic’s Choice, Backstage West Critic’s Pick) both directed by Kristen Hanggi. House Full of Letters, Directed by Kit Steinkellner (Winner Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.)   

KEITH CHANDLER - Keith has been performing in NYC for the past 10 years.  He was recently seen as Udi Bohe in the Operating Theater’s production of Transatlantica at New York Theatre Workshop’s Fourth Street Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Charles Albert in The Garden of Forked Tongues (Dir. Jason Schuler), Lysander in the Off Broadway hit Fools in Love (Manhattan Ensemble Theater) and Pontagnac in An Absolute Turkey (Dir. Nina Garcia). He studied acting with The Atlantic Theater Company. He is thrilled to be working with this group of very talented artists.


Steve Deighan - Independent feature films:  Soldiers in the Shadows, Suits (with Robert Kline and Larry Pine), Scallop Pond, Alien Uprising and Help Wanted… (with Maury Chayken).  Independent short films:  On the Occasion of My First Divorce (Best Short Film, New England Film Festival); Washington Road (Best Short Thriller in an international contest sponsored by and Apple Computers); The Hair of the Dog, (nominated for Best Film, Putnam Valley Film Festival).  Soaps:  As The World Turns (Virgil Cartwright), Loving, One Life to Live, The Guiding Light and All My Children.  Stage:  The Black National Theater Festival (with the Billie Holiday Theater), NY Fringe, ManhattanTheaterSource (Black Comedy, Criminals in Love), Midtown International Theater and Spotlight On Festivals (nominated, Best Actor, Long-Form One-Act for The Overdevelopment of Scott).


CHERISH DUKE - Cherish developed a love of acting in the D.C. area where she was born and raised.  Her recent credits included “Line” at the 13th Street Repertory and “Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights” for Enthuse Theater Company.   She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Studios and the Stonestreet Film/TV Studios. She also studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London, England.


Amber Gallery (Director/Sound Designer) - Amber is an actor-turned-director/producer and studied acting under Barbara Marchant at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Favorite regional stage credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night; Babe in Crimes of the Heart; and Corie in Barefoot in the Park. New York stage credits include Erin in Hiding Behind Comets, directed by David Mogentale, and Amy/Angela in a stage adaptation of Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation. Directing credits include:  layla and harley best friends forever, and a dream about sunflowers both written by Jonathan Wallace. Amber has also assistant directed and stage managed with Radiotheatre NYC. Amber served as an Associate Producer for trip. theater company and is a member of 29th Street Repertory. She is a founding Associate Director for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, which is currently going into its third season. Amber is also a reviewer for


LORI GARDNER - Lori is thrilled to be a part of How To Fold A Map! Most recently, Lori played Linda Lovelace in the off-Broadway production of The Deep Throat Sex Scandal.  New York/Off-Broadway credits include work at:  Abingdon Theatre Company, Peccadillo Theater, York Theatre Company, Culture Project, Ensemble Studio, The 52nd Street Project, HB Studios, The Women’s Project, Queens Theatre in the Park, Vital Theatre, Access Theater, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Tribeca Performing Arts Festival.  Favorite regional credits:  No Exit (Estelle), The Underpants (Louise), A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche),You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Cabaret (Sally), She Loves Me (Amalia), South Pacific (Nellie). B.F.A. (cum laude), Miami University (OH). 

Jason S. Grossman (Writer) - Jason's play LOVE ME was nominated for 10 awards and won 3 in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and it will soon be published in NYTE'S Plays and Playwrights 2011.  He co-wrote the shameless multimedia-cautionary-extravaganza You Happy Now?  Somebody Just Lost An Eye (with Julie Perkins).  Every Christmas he plays 30+ characters in It's a Wonderful One-Man-Show Life! (dir. Sharon Fogarty).  He founded the comedy group and performance series Funny… Sheesh and has written for Mind the Gap Theatre Company, the Shortened Attention Span One Act Festival and TV Land's Ultimate Fan Search.


JOHN HARTMANN (Special Guest Writer) - John is a working actor currently living in Los Angeles.  His most recent credits include Dr. Rabin on Bold and the Beautiful and Guest Starring roles on Mad Men and Lie to Me.  John was also currently in the movie Funny People with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.  John can be seen frequently on television commercials and recently starred in a short film entitled Catalina.  John also owns a production company called Goode Time Productions which is home to the Goode Time Carolers who can be seen throughout the holidays at "the happiest place on earth."  John is currently pondering assorted uses and applications of whip cream.


Jenny Herdman Lando (Production Stage Manager) - Jenny began working backstage at age 13.  John Tomlinson laid the foundation at the Dance Theatre at the 14th Street Y.  Since then she has worked on numerous productions at Fieldston and Skidmore and more locally with ArtisticTM Productions, Matthew Hamel, Neil Berg, A&B Productions, American Globe Theatre, National Shakespeare Company, Joint Stock Theatre Alliance, Alex Goldberg & Joel Stein, Seth Soloway and Kundalini Komedy.  Most recently Jenny was an ASM for The Sphinx Winx directed by Matthew Hamel and Choreographed by Tara Jeanne Vallee.  She thanks the HTFAM cast & crew for showing her how to get there.


KAIRA KLUEBER - Kaira received her training from Penn State University's School of Theatre B.A program, Actor’s Theatre of Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She has been fortunate to pursue her professional career in areas of voice overs and on-camera commercials with CESD and ongoing projects with Model Management Group. Some of her recent NYC stage credits include: Speaking To The Dead (Making Light & Co/TheatreLab), Closure (Workshop Theatre Co. Mainstage/MITF,) Love Me (Funny Sheesh Productions/Planet Connections Theatre Festivity,) Memory A Monologue A Rant and A Prayer (Looking Glass Theatre,) Parachute Jump (Black Bird Studio,) and Layla and Harley Best Friends Forever (Howling Moon Cab Company.)  As always, a thousands thanks to my fiance for his love, support, and for keeping me laughing everyday! Keep up with Kaira at:


Tom McCormick - Previous credits include The Awesome 80's Prom, Garfield Live!, A Christmas Carol, Junie B. Jones, The Wizard of Oz, and My Fair Lady. Tom is a proud SAG and AEA member. He studied at Wagner College.

Shaun Peknic (Director/Lighting Designer) - Shaun is a multidisciplinary theater artist. Directing credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Chaser and Marisol. Asst. Director credits include Roberto Zucco (Witness Relocation Theater Company, dir. Dan Safer) and Arabian Nights (The Play Company, dir. Trip Cullman). Acting credits include Macduff in Macbeth, Sigismund in Life is a Dream and Man #5 in Four Saints in Mexico. Shaun is an adjunct teacher at Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU as well as an Acting Coach. Shaun holds his BFA from NYU and is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab. 


Peter Rothbard - Peter is ecstatic to be working with such a hilarious and generous cast and crew. Recent credits include 18 Paintings (INTAR), Tales of Terror (Manhattan Rep), and I Don't Want To Hurt Your Feelings (Planet Connections). He has trained at Dartmouth College and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Love and thanks to the family and friends that make it all possible!

JONATHAN SANFORD - Jonathan is excited to be making his Funny…Sheesh debut with such a talented cast and great material.  Most recently he has toured with “Le Grand Cirque” as the MC/Clown to venues around the world such as the Mandela Theatre (Johannesburg, South Africa), The El Dorado Casino Hotel (Reno, Nevada), and The Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia).  Regional Credits include “Three Musketeers” (North Shore), “Oklahoma” (Village Theatre), and “My Fair Lady” (PEG).  Much love to Lil’ Biscuit and the rest of his family for helping make performing a part of his reality.


Daina Schatz - Daina Schatz is so happy to be working with such a talented group of people again, and can't wait to reprise her role as 'Wendy' in "Love Me" this fall!  A proud member of AEA, Daina has appeared on the stages of Yale Rep, Seven Angels Theatre, Hartford Stage, the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, and the River Rep at Ivoryton.  Daina received a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Law and Society from Cornell University, and currently teaches swing dancing throughout the northeast.  Thank you to Jason, Amber, Shaun, Jenny and the cast and crew for making it impossible to keep a straight face!  Love to Mom, Dad and Brian.


RYAN STADLER - Ryan is thrilled to be working with Funny Sheesh again having previously worked on Are you Happy Now Someone Just Lost an Eye!  I like to write bios in the first person.  Some favorite credits include: Buddy Becker’s Big Uncut Flick (Fringe), Pvt. Wars (with ACTC), Ten Reasons…(Midtown Festival - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical Nomination),  Right Cross Rhapsody, The Painter, Say your Prayers Mug, Dinner at Precisely Eight-Thirteen, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Fiddler on the Roof.  Opera: La Traviata, Abduction from the Seraglio, Albert Herring, Il Trittico, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Yeoman of the Guard.  TV:  “Guiding Light”, “Rescue Me” and HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords.”  I’m a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music.  I can also be seen improvising every Sunday night at The PIT at 7pm with my group Student Driver.  To my beautiful wife, Nikki!


SEAN WALSH - Sean a native New Yorker, began acting on the stage as a member of The HB studio ensemble. Performances as a member have included: A Streetcar Named Desire, What of the Night & Saracino's Restaurant. Other NYC productions include: Words Words Words, Occasional Versus and The Importance of Being Earnest. Film: The Bad Habit.  After receiving his degree from Fordham University in  2004, Sean spent four years as lead vocalist and guitar player for the musical group Bombers.


Allen Warnock - Allen's theatre credits include: The Skin of Our Teeth and  A Servant of Two Masters (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Julie Perkins' Off-White Christmas (Manhattan Theatre Source), Funny... Sheesh Productions' You Happy Now? (Manhattan Theatre Source), and Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing (Center Stage NY and Midtown Int. Theatre Fest. '08).  Allen co-wrote and co-starred in Carl and Shelly, Best Friends Forever which premiered at the NY Fringe Festival and went on to receive a month-long commercial run at Theatre 3.  He has performed at sketch comedy festivals in Toronto, Chicago, and DC.  Film: Morning Glory, Wedding Bros. TV: here! TV's "Hot Gay Comics"


VICTORIA WATSON - Victoria is stoked to be making mischief again with her Funny....Sheesh scallywags.  This past summer she played the part of Carol in Jason Grossman's Love Me as a part of the Planet Connections Festivity.  Most recently in New York City, she performed in the one-act collaboration,  "Who is Jordan Bishop? with Dalliance Theater.  As an Artistic Associate of the Dalliance Theater Company, she has also been seen in August Strindberg's A Dream Play and the original bar show ruckus, Because of the Economy.  Victoria is a graduate of the Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts, and a proud member of AEA. Much Love and Peace.