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If you've even been lost in the woods with two adults, five Boy Scouts, an infinite amount of coyotes and three bags of marshmallows, Troop 54 might hit too close to home. A comedy about finding your way through the woods, Troop 54 has laughs, heart, farts, ONE SONG, and enough middle school angst to keep a therapist in business for the rest of their life. Will they find their way back to base camp or will they fall into a cavern? I forgot to mention there's a cavern. Once described as "what did I just watch?" Troop 54 is an ab workout and a theatrical experience not to be missed!
Justin Colombo is New York based Actor and Playwright, who hit .637 in 2016. Justin first began writing in 2007, when Troop 54 was entered into the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild Festival. The initial production won awards for set design, costume design and every acting category, which made for some nice resume padding.
Justin went on to attend Ithaca College’s BFA Acting Program, but really found his writing skills after studying at the Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia. Once he returned home to the states, Justin began writing Konstantin, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and his first full-length play. Ithaca College and MXAT allowed Justin to find his creative voice as a playwright and as an artist, something he is forever grateful for.
His writing took a bit of a backseat once his acting career took off. Justin began his career playing Lonny Barnett on the National Tour of Rock of Ages. While on tour Justin found his days were very useful for practicing his writing. While on tour, Justin expanded Troop 54 and wrote The Black Parade, a musical based on the music of My Chemical Romance.
Since leaving tour, Justin has worked in many theatres across the country doing shows like: Fiddler on the Roof, Shrek, Saturday Night Fever, Rocky Horror Show, Ragtime and more! However, Justin never leaves his writing behind. In 2016, Justin made his second foray into writing with Three Up, Three Down, a fantasy baseball blog that caters to the causal fan and the General Manager in all of us. While writing hasn’t always been his main priority, Justin looks forward to the possibilities it presents for the future.
If you’re interested in learning more about Justin’s work you can contact him at www.threeupthreedownblog.com, or come see him on the National Tour of Kinky Boots! Thanks!
Matt DaSilva (Peter)
National Tour: Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. Recent regional credits include Bud Frump in How to Succeed… (Flat Rock Playhouse), Lucas in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Ocean State Theater), and Shellhammer in Miracle on 34th Street the Musical. Concert: Ragtime on Ellis Island. Proud Rhode Island native and Harvard grad. @mattydasilva
Alyssa May Gold (Kyle/Bets)
Alyssa's credits include: Broadway: Arcadia; Off-Broadway: Lemon Sky, Middle of the Night (Keen Company); Film/TV: Rebel in the Rye (upcoming), The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl, Jack, Jules, Esther & Me, "Law & Order: SVU," & "Ed." Most recently, Alyssa released a web series she wrote/directed/produced, "You Made It Worse" and is the associate producer on the upcoming indie feature Dream Years. She is also a tournament poker player and moderately skilled hat knitter.
Tierra Gonzalez (Nicole/Myles)
Tierra moved to New York from San Diego to study journalism at NYU. She quickly left to focus on her true passions of dancing and writing. Tierra obviously became a bartender, and will let you know if she ever actually finishes that pilot she's writing. Check her out on Twitter at @TierraGonzalez.
Jared Loftin (Jim)
New York: Gigantic (Anshel) - Vineyard Theatre, Saturday Night (Ray) - York Theatre, Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist (Gary) - NYMF Outstanding Individual Performance Award, The Velveteen Rabbit- DR2 Theatre. Regional: Peter Pan, Fame, All Shook Up, Joseph...Dreamcoat- Artpark. TV: Red Oaks- Amazon.
Larry Owens (Buddy/Dave)
Larry Owens is an artist comfortable on stage or behind the scenes. He currently works as an actor, writer, humorist and (most recently) director in New York City. Larry has a passion for the development of new and exciting work for stage and screen. In his spare time, he supports arts education and the non-profit Musical Theater Factory. He completed the ensemble training program at The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago, IL.
Zachary Prince (Brad)
Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Baby It's You. Off-Broadway: Himself & Nora (Priest), The Last Five Years (Jamie u/s) at Second Stage (dir. Jason Robert Brown). National Tour: Jersey Boys (Frankie Valli). Regional credits include: Triangle (Ben/Vincenzo; Theatre Bay Area Award - Best Actor) at Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Parade (Leo Frank) at Theatre Raleigh, Into The Woods (Baker) at Kansas City Rep (dir. Moisés Kaufman), Mann & Wife (Henry) at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof(Perchik) at Portland Center Stage. Film: Pittsburgh. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University.
Michael McCorry Rose (Alex/Steve)
Michael was most recently seen on Broadway in the Tony Award winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder and prior to that in Wicked. In New York, Michael has appeared in concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Symphony Space and 54 Below. Regional credits include The Paper Mill Playhouse, Yale Rep, Primary Stages, Capital Rep and Project Shaw. Originally from San Diego, he holds a B.A. in Mass Communication Studies from U.C.L.A.
A.J. Shively (Kevin)
Broadway: Bright Star (Drama Desk Award Nomination); La Cage Aux Folles. Nat'l Tour: The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: February House (The Public); Brigadoon (Irish Rep); Unlock’d (Prospect); A Contemporary American's Guide To A Successful Marriage (Cherry Lane); Things To Ruin (Second Stage); Little Airplanes Of The Heart (Ensemble Studio Theatre); ReWrite (Urban Stages). Regional: Kennedy Center; Old Globe; CenterStage; TUTS; George Street Playhouse; Long Wharf; TheatreWorks- Silicon Valley; Sharon Playhouse; Gulfshore Playhouse; NYMF; Fringe NYC. TV/Film: "The Daily Show"; Syrup; HairBrained; Nobody Walks In LA; From Nowhere. BFA: University of Michigan.
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