If You Do This Right You’ll Probably Break Their Chest

Wednesday, June 6 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM

Created by MARINA & NICCO
Written by NICCOLO AEED, HUNTER NELSON, SJ SON, MARINA TEMPELSMAN, NATASHA VAYNBLAT, MOUJAN ZOLFAGHARI
Directed by NICCOLO AEED, DAVID GARDNER, LAURA CANTY-SAMUEL, THOMAS POWERS, SJ SON & MARINA TEMPELSMAN
Featuring RICHARD ARMSTEAD, MAX BRAND, NEVADA CALDWELL, JESSICA CANNIZZARO, DONALD CHANG, RYAN CREAMER, ANTHONY FRANQUI, PATRICK REIDY, JOHNNA SCRABIS, TEMESGEN TOCRURAY, OLIVIA WARDELL, AMBER WILLIAM

In this unique theatrical co-creation, comedy duo, Marina and Nicco, provide scenes from a weekly CPR class and a mélange of writers and directors fill in the blanks about the students’ lives. Who steps up? Who folds like a fainting goat? Can we conquer death? We’ll sure try!

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

NICCOLO AEED (Writer/Director) is a writer and director and half the comedy duo Marina and Nicco.  Follow is work at MarinaandNicco.com.

RICHARD “BIG RICH” ARMSTEAD (Moore) thinks you should consider getting CPR certified.

MAX BRAND (Matt) is a NYC based actor and comedian that can be seen monthly at the UCB Theater and has been featured by The Kicker, Comedy Central, Above Average and more.

NEVADA CALDWELL (Amanda) is a stage & film actor most recently seen in Palm Springs Film Festival winner and Sundance official selection, Great Choice.

JESSICA CANNIZZARO (Tanya) Select NYC: Puffs (New World Stages), Romeo and Juliet (Lincoln Center), The Mysteries (The Flea), Royal Pyrate (Ars Nova: Uncharted), Ichabod Crane (Park Avenue Armory), Hamlet in Hamlet (ATA). JessieCannizzaro.com

LAURA CANTY-SAMUEL (Director) is a comedy writer for ABC/Disney XD and for The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre’s Maude sketch team “The Foundation.”

DONALD CHANG (Officer Tanaka) is a NYC actor/writer/comedian, who’s on the UCBT improv house team, Havoc, the webseries [Blank] My Life and NYTVF pilot, Ghost Girl.

RYAN CREAMER (Roger) is a writer at CollegeHumor and a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.  

ANTHONY FRANQUI (Anthony) is a native Harlem actor/performer happy to be working with this lovely cast and his favorite writing duo.

DAVY GARDNER (Director) is the associate producer of the The Truth Fiction podcast, and a writer for the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

RICH HAN (Art Direction) is a Multidisciplinary Art Director with over 8 years of award winning industry experience with advertising, visual communication and design.

HUNTER NELSON (Writer) is a writer, performer and illustrator from Houston, Texas. Visit him on Saturday nights at the UCB East where he improvises with Women & Men, or online for his comic at taskyjohn.com.

TOM BUFFALO POWERS (Director) is a comedian, actor and writer originally from Wyoming. You can see him Friday nights at 9:30pm as part of The Armory Theater’s improv house team Bad People and monthly with his sketch comedy groups Friends with Names and BoogieManja’s The House.

PATRICK REIDY (Mr. Peterson) is a NYC based actor, writer and comedian who can be seen every week at the cabaret improv show On The Spot and a cast member of the sketch show Boogiemanja. thepatreidy.com.

SJ SON (Writer/Director) is a Korean American writer, actor and director based in New York City best known for her comedic films and pilots including Soojung Dreams Of Fiji, her latest short film on Amazon Prime.

MARINA TEMPELSMAN (Writer/Director) is half the comedy duo Marina and Nicco and she teaches and directs at the UCB theater. Follow her work at MarinaAndNicco.com.

TEMESGEN TOCRURAY (Rick Gatorinskip) is excited to work with Nicco and Marina on another fun project!

NATASHA VAYNBLAT (Writer) is a writer/performer for Comedy Central Digital.  She performs characters regularly at UCB and on her Instagram @natashawearsclothes.

OLIVIA WARDWELL (Greta) is an actor/improvisor/goof who improvises with King Crab. After a long and tiresome artist’s journey, she has found her niche as “girl who is eating” and can be seen eating in several obscure commercials.

MOUJAN ZOLFAGHARI (Writer) is many things, but for this biography she is primarily a TV writer with credits on TBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix & a thousand web videos.


PARTY WITH US

Party with the artists post-show in our swank AF lounge! We’re servin up hot slices & cold brews at the straight-up cheapest bar in midtown. All the cool kids will be there.