COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR “#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE, PLEASE
COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR
“#DATEME: AN OKCUPID EXPERIMENT”
AT THE WESTSIDE THEATRE
BEGINNING PERFORMANCES JUNE 20, 2019
REHEARSALS BEGIN TODAY
New York, NY (May 20, 2019) – Producers Elizabeth Williams and Diane Alexander with Remmel Dickinson, Benjamin Lowy, Adrian Salpeter, Robert Dragotta announced full casting today for #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment. The show begins performances on June 20, 2019 at the Westside Theatre. An opening night is set for July 8, 2019.
The cast will feature Kaitlyn Black. She is joined by Chris Alvarado, Jillian Gottlieb, Jonathan Gregg, Eric Lockley, Megan Sikora and Liz Wisan.
48 million Americans have tried online dating. #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment is the outrageous, true story of one. Robyn Lynne Norris (the show’s creator and writer) is unlucky in love but determined to understand it better, so she logs on to the world’s most popular dating site: OKCupid. Creating 38 “undateable” profiles as an interactive scientific investigation into online dating, Robyn unwittingly sets in motion the social experiment of our generation. Part improv, part sketch comedy and entirely hilarious, Robyn makes one conclusive result: there’s no algorithm for love.
The creative team for #DateMe features David Arsenault (scenic design), Vanessa Leuck (costume design), Travis McHale (lighting design), Kevin Heard (sound design), Sam Hains (projection and interconnectivity designer), Jonathan Mastro (music director). Tara Rubin Casting CSA serves as casting director and DTE Management is the general manager.
#DateMe was created by Robyn Lynne Norris who wrote the show along with Bob Ladewig and Frank Caeti. Developed by Diane Alexander and directed by Lorin Latarro #DateMe features song lyrics by Robyn Lynne Norris, Frank Caeti, Amanda Blake Davis, Bob Ladewig, original music by Sam Davis.
Robyn Lynne Norris is the Creator & Playwright of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, which she starred in during its Los Angeles (as Undateable) & Chicago runs. Robyn has written, taught, and performed sketch & improvisational comedy (and free-style rap!) for theatres and Fortune 500 Companies around the world (Chicago, Las Vegas, Kuwait, Singapore, Malaysia, Norwegian Cruise Lines, LA, & more).Regional Theatre: Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, The UP Comedy Club. Comedy/Improv: The Second City (Las Vegas Mainstage, National Touring Company), iO, ComedySportz, & M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theatre. Follow Robyn online at: www.robynlynnenorris.com Twitter: @robynlnorris IG: @robynlynnenorris.
Chris Alvarado (Man 1) Off-Broadway debut. Grateful to be a part of the #DateMe experience. Cast member of the fully-improvised comedy podcast, Alchemy This! Some television credits include: FOX’s “The Cool Kids,” ABC’s “American Housewife,” VH1’s “Barely Famous”, and Netflix’s “The Characters.”
Kaitlyn Black (Robyn) is known for portraying Annabeth Nass on “Hart of Dixie”. Recently her short film “Relationship Deli”, which she wrote and acted in, won Audience Choice for Best Comedy Short at the Cleveland International Film Festival. Other television credits include; “Raising Hope”, “NCIS” and “Enlightened”. She hails from Ohio and is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Kent State University.
Jonathan Gregg (Man 3) Stage credits: BATSU!, Blood Brothers, Spamalot, From Here to Eternity. Some TV credits: ‘High Maintenance’, ‘The Deuce’ (HBO), ‘Ray Donovan’ (Showtime), ‘Jessica Jones’ (Netflix). Thanks to Danny at HAA! Jonathan loves his wife and baby boy very much. Check out his podcast “Operation DadPod” on Soundcloud and iTunes. @jgregg_jonathan
Eric Lockley (Man 2) is an award-winning actor, writer, producer. Stage: Choir Boy, Black Odyssey, How We Got On. Screen: First Reformed, Knockout Game, Luke Cage. Eric’s comedic web series Blacker has been featured on TheRoot.com and his short film The Jump is available to stream on Amazon. Eric creates comedic content and performs musical improv weekly at The PIT. iamericlockley.com
Megan Sikora (Woman 2) has been in 10 Broadway and 4 Off-Broadway shows (Thoroughly Modern Millie,Wicked, Curtains, and Holiday Inn to name a few). Catch her as Michelle in the Netflix series Gypsy or on reruns of Bull, Elementary, or Boardwalk Empire. Follow Megan and her many characters on IG @megansikora.
Jillian Gottlieb (Female Understudy) Off-Broadway credits include: The Golden Bride (Drama Desk nominated), Das Rheingold at The Metropolitan Opera, Unlock’d, Sex Tips For Straight Women From a Gay Man. Regional (select) TUTS, Bucks County Playhouse, The O’Neill, The Fulton, Ogunquit. TV credits include: The Blacklist, Damages. Love to The Mine, CSM, Matt. @jillian.gottlieb / www.jilliangottlieb.com
Jonathan Wagner (Male Understudy) made his Broadway debut with School of Rock as the original Dewey understudy, performing the role over 100 times. He spent the last 15 years performing all over Chicago at the Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare & The Second City among others. He is also an award-winning composer/songwriter, having written hundreds of songs and five full-length musicals. YouTube: Mr JWags Channel
Liz Wisan (Women 2/Robyn Understudy) Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre); Other Desert Cities (Broadway/LCT); The Taming of the Shrew (Hudson Valley Shakespeare); Winter’s Tale and Servant of Two Masters (TFANA); These Paper Bullets (Atlantic); Assassins (Yale Rep); Baskerville (Old Globe, Dorset Theatre Festival). TV/film: “Elementary,” 3 Days, Upcoming: The Assistant. Yale School of Drama. lizwisan.com
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