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KEITH CHANDLER (Video Director) Keith has been performing in NYC for the past 10 years. He has worked with the award winning Operating Theater Company for the past 3 seasons portraying the roles of Udi Bohe in Kenneth Finkle’s Transatlantica and Charles Albert in Jason Schuler’s Garden of Forked Tongues. He also lends his talents to multi-media projects through video editing and design. Some other memorable acting roles in NYC include Pontagnac in An Absolute Turkey, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Dan Henniman in Down the Road. Keith studied acting with The Atlantic Theater Company. He has worked hard in the garden design business keeping the city green for the past three years. He’s also discovered a rare herb that, if ingested, enables one to read minds for short periods of time. You’ve been warned. He is currently in pre-production for a short independent film titled Amor Fati.

GREGORY COHAN (Freddie/Irving) is so pleased to be working on his first production with Funny...Sheesh and with such talented cast.  Born and raised in Farmingdale, NY, Gregory has been living, working and performing in New York for over 5 years now.   A graduate of The Acting Studio, Inc., his most recent credits include A Raisin in the Sun (The Gallery Players), 12 Angry Men (Adam Roebuck) and Stage Door (Chelsea Rep).  This summer, Gregory will be co-producing Michael Aguirre's Almost A Fantasy (Rumination Theatre/Chelsea Rep LAB) in the New York International Fringe Festival.  Much love to George and Carol for their strength and support.

Steve Deighan (Chief) Steve has acted, written or directed in NYC or regionally with dozens of companies. On the soaps, he played Virgil Cartwright on As The World Turns as well as various roles on Loving, One Life to Live, The Guiding Light and All My Children (where he had the honor of being one of Susan Lucci’s many divorce attorneys). In independent feature film, he performed feature roles in Suits, Hot Lunch, Rush Junkies, Scallop Pond, Help Wanted... , NEC “IT”, Millennium Crisis, and lead roles in Soldiers in the Shadows and Alien Uprising. He also performed feature roles in the independent short films, Washington Road, On the Occasion of My First Divorce, and Hair of the Dog. His New York stage appearances include the Fringe Festival, Invisible City Theater Company, DB Productions, the Billie Holiday Theater (performing at The National Black Theater Festival in Winston-Salem, NC), The Midtown International Theater Festival, Funny….Sheesh and ManhattanTheatreSource. As a playwright, he worked as Artist in Residence at The Electric Theater to collaborate with the theater’s resident commedia troupe, Zuppa del Giorno, to create the original, full-length scenario, Prohibitive Standards. His full-length comedy, Legal Snarls premiered at The Northeast Theater (now The Electric Theater) and was awarded Best Play 2004 by Scranton’s Electric City Review. Legal Snarls was also presented at the Geneva (New York) Art Festival. His one-act play, Twilight, appeared in the Boomerang Theater Company’s “First Flight” reading series, and another one-act play, Act of Memory, appeared at New York’s NADA Theater. His two-part radio play, The Unfortunate Incident in 7A (co-produced with The Northeast Theater and WVIA-FM), aired in their series of radio plays. Deighan holds an MA in Theater & Dance from SUNY/Buffalo, an MFA in Acting from the University of Michigan, and is a member of The Dramatists’ Guild.

PETER DIZOZZA (Piano) Peter has accompanied plays by Maria Micheles (including "Night Park" at TNC), Leah Maddrie, Myron D. Cohen, Bruce Jay Friedman, Helen Slayton Hughes and Richard Vetere, and an oratorio score for the legendary "Legs Like These," Neil Ericksen's adaptation of the myth of Atalanta. He has also provided scripts and scores for a wide range of independent "Cinema VII" projects including "A Question of Solitude" and "TentagatneT," an experimental play produced by La MaMa in their Experimenta! 2007 Program. Other song settings include poems and texts by Shakespeare, T.S.Eliot and Thomas Hardy. Albums: Pro-Choice on Mental Health, Songs of "The Golf Wars." New album: The Floaters

NICK DRANSFIELD (Image Designer)

SHARON FOGARTY (Musical Arrangement/Choreography) grew up in Queens, NY and has directed/choreographed/composed for 86 plays in and around NYC.  Sharon currently teaches in NYC schools (music, dance, theatre, art) and hopes to heal the planet one play at a time.  Thanks to Jason and Amber.

JAQ SARAH FRENCH (Assistant Director/Props Assistant) Jaq is currently finisher junior year at the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU. She has recently worked on: A Natural History of the Unicorn‘s Horn (Assistant Director/Prop Master), Le Place de L’Etoile directed by Richard Foreman (Prop Master), Wishing Well (Performer), Venus (Co-director), Climax (Dancer), and Animal Biology (She).


AMBER GALLERY (Director/Producer/Designer)  Amber is an actor-turned-director/producer and studied 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, 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 and How to Fold a Map? by Jason S. Grossman.  Amber has also assistant directed and stage managed with Radiotheatre NYC and is a member of 29th Street Repertory.  She served for three years as Associate Director for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.  Amber is also a reviewer for

JASON S. GROSSMAN (Writer/Actor/Producer)  His play Love Me (director Daryl Boling) was nominated for 10 awards and won 3 in the 2010 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and was published in NYTE's Plays and Playwrights 2011.  He wrote the collective program How to Fold a Map? (director Amber Gallery and Shaun Peknic) and co-wrote You Happy Now?  Somebody Just Lost An Eye (co-writer Julie Perkins; director Chip Phillips).  Other plays include A$$holes and Idiots and Doubles Crossed.  Screenplays include The Guy of 2Z (co-writer Matt Fortnow) and Neighborman.  NYC acting credits include The Apotheosis of Vaclav Drda (by Christopher Cartmill), Of Mice and Men (director Pat Diamond), Good (director Jennifer Gordon Thomas) and The Overdevelopment of Scott (Making Light production).  Every Christmas he plays 30 characters in It's a Wonderful One-Man-Show Life! (director Sharon Fogarty).  He has performed with National Comedy Theatre, Loos Scrooz and Funny…Sheesh.  He has taught improv, comedy writing and The Art of Socializing and Networking at several NYC colleges.  He has written for Mind the Gap Theatre Company, the Shortened Attention Span Festival and TV Land's Ultimate Fan Search and is currently a reviewer for

VICTORIA GUTHRIE (Fedora Faith) Victoria came to NYC from MI. at 18yrs old to pursue fashion design and was recruited into modeling. She spent many years abroad, eventually bored of living out of a suitcase she returned to NYC and studied business at NYU while dabbling in acting. Victoria fell into the Real Estate business, enjoying successes from the boom years of 2000-2007 she was able to return to her original passion of acting. Since then she has appeared Off Bway in “The Shanghai Gesture” at the Julia Miles Theatre directed by Bob Kalfin (Tony and Drama Desk award winner). Victoria was recently seen on the small screen on “The Onion News Network” IFC. She has appeared in leading and supporting roles in more than 70 films since returning to the business.

JIM HEAPHY (Lougy) Jim is very excited to be working with “Funny Sheesh Productions” and the rest of the talented cast on this production of “Doubles Crossed”. He was last seen on stage in “Reflections of a Heart” at the Clurman Theatre in the roles of Elton & Judge Waverly. Some of his favorite roles have been that of Teddy Brewster in “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Hal in “Bludgeon the Lime, Mr. Edwards in “Dance At Bataan”, Officer Ionelli in “Blackout”, Sergei in “Anton” , Sgt Carlino in “Wait Until Dark” and Rizzo in the play the “Sanitation Chronicles”. Jim is a member of AEA/SAG/AFTRA. He can be seen in the films the “The Owner” and “8:46” due for release in 2012. Past works include the feature film “10th & Wolf” as well as an episode of “Nickelodeons”, “The Naked Brothers Band”. Jim has also appeared in several NYU, Columbia and NYFA Graduate films. Contact info: (347) 452-4207, Email:

JAMES HOLDEN (Flapjack) New York: O Night Divine (Balthazar, Silver Phoenix Productions); Regional: Into the Woods (Wolf/Cinderella's Prince), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Snoopy), and Cheaper By the Dozen (Larry, SummerStock at the University of Findlay, OH), Miss Saigon (Chris, La Comedia Dinner Theatre, OH), Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson) and 42nd Street (Bert Barry, Arundel Barn Playhouse, ME), Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren Sheffield) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Prince Delong, Prather Entertainment Group), The Wind in the Willows (Otter/Gypsy, Garage Theatre Group, NJ); National Tour: Camelot (Ensemble/Castor, Candlewood International).
CINDY KEITER (Sally) Cindy was recently seen in LATHEM PRINCE at P.S. 122 and in the Fringe Festival in JEN AND LIZ IN LOVE. Other roles include, Meg in A LIE OF THE MIND, and Madame Renevskaya in THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Juror # 6 in 12 ANGRY WOMEN all at the Manhattan Theatre Source. She toured Hawaii in her solo show, THEY CALL MY DAD THE GENERAL, inspired by the life of her father, Les Keiter. She was seen on ABC's Primetime in "What Would You Do" playing duel roles as perp and victim. She's garnered 2 Dramalogue Awards in Los Angeles and has been seen in commercials for MTV and the FX Channel. Cindy is very proud to have been in the final series here in New York of the original LAW AND ORDER. She’s been showing up in various roles in COLLEGEHUMOR videos. A graduate of NYU Tisch and growing up in Hawaii, she’s very pleased to hook up with Amber and Jason in this romp. A big thank you to Lory Henning for all her love and support!

JOSHUA LEVIN (Stage Manager) Tech: George Street Playhouse-In Real Life (Graphic Artist), Captain Louie, JR (Intern), Pocket Watch(Assistant); Passage Theatre-Love and Communication (AD), Samuel J&K (ASM), The History of Light(ASM); NYMF-Central Ave Breakdown; Leader of the Pack(SM) Disney's Camp Rock (Dir), Into the Woods (Dir). Joshua has also spent years as an actors, performing with the Bucks County Playhouse: Music Man (Oliver Hix), Camelot (Dap), Kismet (Omar), My Fair Lady; Other:Urinetown (Bobby); Into the Woods (Baker); A New Brain (Minister); Assassins (Zangara); She Loves Me(Maraczek); BM-Music Theatre-Westminster College of the Arts.

MONICA BLAZE LEAVITT (Maxine) Monica is thrilled to be working with Funny Sheesh again! She performed Improv Comedy with the group “back in the day”. As a Founding Artistic Member of Drama Desk Award winning Transport Group, Monica has been seen in TG’s productions of All the Way Home, Our Town, Requiem for William, The Audience and cul-de-sac. She has been seen in Sharon Fogarty’s The Over Development of Scott and Next to Nothing as well as Heritage Repertory Theatre’s productions of: Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Annelle in Steele Magnolias, and The Good Doctor. She created roles in New York: Safe (by and with Richard Vetere), Maggie’s Porch (Cherry Lane Theatre), Erin the Green Baron, Gravity, Mine Are Players, and Duelists: The Forgotten Champions. She has performed in several fund raisers and Summers in the City with Point of You Productions. Monica has had many roles in Independent and student films over the years among them The Pandora Machine, Remedy, Hot Mess and Preggers. She has been seen in Sex in the City, Law and Order and the Guiding Light and has a supporting role in the TV Pilot Erroneous Convictions.

SIDNEY LEVITT (Costume Designer) has collaborated with his wife Catherine Siracusa on many projects  from children’s books to costumes.  Recent costume collaborations: LOST ON THE NATCHEZ TRACE dir. Kate Bushmann, Abingdon Theatre Co.), THE OLD HOUSE  dir.Laura Esterman (HB Playwrights), MR. PUNTILA AND HIS MAN MATTI, dir. Rasa Allan Kazlas, THE PLAY’S THE THING  dir. Edward Morehouse (HB Playwrights),  ORSON’S SHADOW   dir.Lauren Reinhard,  (Mississppi Mud Prods.), THE SEED OF ABRAHAM  dir. Sally Burtenshaw (NY Fringe Fest.), DOWN THE ROAD  dir. Juan Reinoso  (Arclight),  THE SENATOR’S DAUGHTER dir. Juan Reinoso (a short film),; A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE  dir. Austin Pendleton, (Mississippi Mud  Prods.);  BURY THE DEAD dir. Geoffrey Owens,  HEDDA GABLER & THREE SISTERS  dir. Amy Wright (HB Playwrights); LILLIAN YURALIA  dir. Austin Pendleton (La MaMa E.T.C.). As a child, Sid appeared on THE BUSTER CRABBE SHOW,  THE HOWDY DOODY SHOW and JUNIOR FROLICS. Acting: SCAFFOLD (Living Theatre), JUNK LOT (Meredith Monk), staged readings  Abingdon Theatre Co., HB Studio, Washington  Sq. Playwrights;  radio readings (WNYE-FM). Sid’s paintings have been exhibited at Betty Parsons Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery and others.  He is the author/illustrator of seven childrens books.

RYAN METZLER (Light Designer) Ryan is formerly Resident Light Designer for the Planet Connections Festivity and the Looking Glass Theatre. Select New York credits include: North of Providence (Altered Stages); Eden (chashama); LIVE/FEED (Nerve Tank at the Brooklyn Lyceum); La Boheme (Inwood Shakespeare Festival); Just a Reading (Looking Glass Theatre); Tearing Down the Walls (The Riverside Theatre); Another Place (HERE Arts Center) and St. Nicholas (MainStage at the WorkShop). Ryan is the Principal Light Designer for the Boston-based OperaHub, where he has designed productions including Der Zwerg and the upcoming Midsummer Night's Dream (an a capella opera) at the Boston Center for the Arts. He has been active in charity work, designing for the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ( benefit One Night Only (Loews Theater, Jersey City, NJ), the musical Hear Our Song (Riverspace Arts Center, Nyack, NY) for the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (, Jekyll and Hyde for the Society for Ethical Conduct and Songs for a New World (Beckett Theatre at Theater Row) for the PM3 Foundation.

RON ROTH (BMC) Ron is a NYC native.  A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ron has appeared on and off Broadway and sometimes Amsterdam Avenue.  He’s also appeared in Stand-Up clubs throughout the Metropolitan area including Europe.  He was seen most recently in Murdered by the Mob; some of Ron’s theatre credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Teyve), The Shadow Box, The Nerd, A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Murder on the QE2, Wait Until Dark, Anything Goes (Moon Face Martin), Gemini (Fran).  His films include The Super, Innocent Blood, and Fighting.  Ron would like to thank his beautiful wife and wonderful family for their love and support.


CATHERINE SIRACUSA (Costume Designer) Catherine is an actor, director and costume designer. As a costume designer, she often collaborates with her husband Sidney Levitt. They have costumed many plays at such places as HB Playwrights,, Abingdon Theatre Co., LaMaMa ETC,. Mississsippi Mud Prods. Catherine’s other costume credits include: VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, dir.Austin Pendleton, (Mississippi Mud Prods.); DZIEWCZYNA (A GIRL) dir. Sally Burtenshaw (Concrete Timbre-HERE Arts Center); WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS dir. Austin Pendlleton (Dorothy Strelsin ); VALPARAISO dir. Rasa Allen Kazlas, DESTINATION ALASKA dir. Peter Bennett (HB Playwrights); THE QUESTION HOUSE dir. Catherine Siracusa (Frigid NY Festival-Kraine); With Patricia Adshead: THE AMERICAN CLOCK, & SUMMERFOLK,, dir Austin Pendleton, THE CHASE, dir. Rochelle Oliver, FREUD’S LAST SESSION dir. Rasa Allan Kazlas (HB Playwrights). ACTING: HEDDA GABLER & LAKE HOLLYWOOD dir. Amy Wright, THE AMERICAN CLOCK dir. Austin Pendleton (HB Playwrights); THE ORCHID & ADIEU dir. Arthur French, THE SIBLINGS dir. Edward Elefterion (MITF). DIRECTING: MEDAL OF HONOR, A ROOM FOREVER, (Bedroom Plays, HB Playwrights); EXTRACURRICULAR, IN PRAISE OF JEFF AND JJ, CHEZ WILLIAMSBURG (Am. Globe-15Minute Play Festival), THE HOTEL LOBBYIST (Theatre 54), THE MATCH, & THE BOAT MAN (MITF), ARUBA, GOOOOOOOL! (Short Play Lab); THE QUESTION HOUSE (Frigid NY Festival-Kraine. She has directed more than twenty staged readings for Abingdon’s Benefit Challenge. Series. Catherine appears in these indie films: FOURHAND, MAKE BELIEVE, BLINDFOLD, SKY PEOPLE, THE LOUISE LOG #5 & #12 (YouTube). She is the author/illustrator of twelve books for children.

RYAN STADLER (Ramsey) This is my third collaboration with Funny...Sheesh as well as my third time donning detective Ramsey's fedora. Here's a brief history of me: I'm from Atlanta, GA. I trained as an opera singer at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. Then I moved to NYC where I have performed in film, TV, web-series, plays, and musicals. A few of my credits include, Are You Happy Now? and How to Fold a Map (both with Funny Sheesh), the 25th anniversary production of As Is (Theatre Row), Buddy Becker (NYC Fringe), and an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical nomination for Ten Reasons I Won't Go Home with You (Midtown Theatre Festival). I also play Bryan (with a y) in the web-series Casters, and have appeared on Guiding Light. You can hear me as the voice of the villainous Dr. Faker on Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal (Saturdays at 9am on the CW). You can see me improvising every Sunday at 7pm with Student Driver and every Monday at 9pm with Haberdasher at the PIT. I also make comedic videos for PITtv with Philo's Folly. I live in Brooklyn with my beautiful wife, Nikki and my crazy cat, Pearl. Keep up with me at


ALLEN WARNOCK (Jebsie Overcoat) 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 How to Fold a Map (Theatre 54). 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: MTV's "I Just Want My Pants Back," and here! TV's "Hot Gay Comics."

TORI WATSON (Gina) Tori is stoked to be back with her Funny...Sheesh scallywags once again, after previously working with Jason Grossman's work in How to Fold a Map? and the recently published Love Me. Most recently Tori was seen in Niel LaBute's Romance and was thrilled to once again be working with director John Dapolito after studying under his Actors! Where Are You Going? Masterclass.  Previously, Tori was a part of Quartet at Theater for a New City, an evening of one acts where she worked with Mario Fratti, playwright of the Tony Award-winning musical, Nine.  As an Artistic Associate of Dalliance Theatre Company, she produced and performed in August Strindberg's The Dream Play and the original Who is Jordan Bishop?  Other favorite regional roles include: Lisa in A New Brain, the Baker's Wife in Into The Woods, Pam in The Full Monty, Louise in The Underpants, Sooze in SubUrbia, Dabby in Our Country's Good, and Margot in Dial M for Murder. Tori is a graduate of the Webster University Conservatory Of Theatre Arts and is a proud member of Actors Equity.