•October 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Written by Patrick Marber
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by Michelle Fontan
Asst. Directed by Nick Hudec
Stage Managed by Rich Gebbia
Funded by UPAC

Closer is the portrayal of bitingly funny and gritty realities in modern day, adult relationships. Over the course of four and a half years in London, four strangers’ lives grow in their own way and intertwine both sporadically and purposefully with each other in their chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals while they struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer. After all, those who love at first sight are traitors at every glance.

CAST (in order of appearance)
Alice Ayres: Gabby De Rosa
Daniel Woolf: Dustin Lee Yenser
Anna Cameron: Carly McCann
Larry Gray: Josh Klostik

111 Forum
Oct. 17 at 9 P.M.
Oct. 18 at 8 P.M.
Oct. 19 at 8 P.M.

Price? As always, FREE!


•October 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

The Darling children fly away to the far away Neverland, led by the adventurous Peter Pan. Along the way they meet the rough and tumble band of Lost Boys, and must fight against the evil Captain Hook and his crew of murderous pirates. With all of the excitement in Neverland, will they ever return home?

In order of appearance:

Wendy Darling: Jessica Arnold

Mrs. Darling: Lauren Doyle

Michael Darling: Tom Walsh

John Darling: Ben Sereda

Mr. Darling/Cpt. Hook: Dustin Yenser

Tinkerbell: Breanna Yates

Peter Pan: Shannon Terrel

Liza/Tiger Lily: Elizabeth Armstrong

Curly:Tiffany Carvahlo

Twin 1: Katie Mixer

Twin 2: Monica Mazel

Slightly: Hailey Rohn

Tootles: Alex Janick

Nibs: Stephen Hill

Starkey: Amanda Pasquini

Smee: Rachel Taylor

Jukes: Colin Lester

Cecco: Maya Lederer

Mullins: Ryan Stryker

Cookson: Chris Hirsh
Directed by Kristen Yasenchak
Assistant Directed by Jeremy Mangan
Stage Manager: Karen Marchuska

111 FORUM 
Oct. 3 at 9 P.M.
Oct. 4 at 8 P.M.
Oct. 5 at 2 P.M. 
Oct. 5 at 8 P.M.

NRT Presents:Seedlings

•September 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Seedlings is a coming of age story that follows a single weekend in the lives of 3 college roommates and their dead beat best friend. Each one trying to figure out what it means to be an adult as well as what they want to do with the rest of their life. It’s a roller coaster ride that should feel very familiar to college students but still be new and exciting.

Hailey Rohn
Stephen Hill

Assistant Director:
John Falconi

Troy Todd
Amanda Townsend
Nick Spencer
James Lopez
Amanda Rees
Phil France
Jess Goble

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9PM (open dress 9pm wednesday)
111 Forum 

No Refund Theatre Presents: A Girl Who Fell Through a Whole in Her Sweater

•September 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Written by: Naomi Wallace & Bruce McLeod
Broadway Play Publishing Inc.

Directed by: Lauren Spinabelli
Asst. Directed by: Laurel Ann Gonsecki & Amanda Pasquini 
Funded by UPAC!

In this witty adventure for young audiences (or college students apparently) by MacArthur “genius” award winner Naomi Wallace, a young girl called Noil finds herself in a strange new place, and must accomplish three and a half magical tasks before she can return home. Noil is clever and resourceful, and with some assistance from a singing narrator and a talking roach, she emerges from the hole in her sweater in time for breakfast. (OR DOES SHE?)

Noil – Erin Brooks
Crumbs-In-Pocket – Bryan Keith
Lord Principal Plagueworthy – Ricky Reynolds
Roach – Brian Gutierrez
Mirror – Andrew Baglini
Itnose – Annie McEnerney
Window #1 – Kim Galaraga
Window #2 – Tali Berger
Door #1 – John Reddy
Door #2 – Matt Kaye

SEPTEMBER 12 & 13 @ 8:00
SEPTEMBER 14 @ 10:00


•August 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment

CLOSER High School Musical_Materials Nine Audition Materials Prelude to a Kiss audition_mats The Nightman Cometh Show_Materials

It’s that time of the semester…Auditions!!!!

We will be holding auditions for the Second Round of Fall 2013 at the following times in the lobby of Chambers Building:

Sunday Sept. 1st 6-9
Monday Sept. 2nd 6-9
Tuesday Sept. 3rd 6-9

And the shows are….

directed by Milchelle Fontan


The Nightman Cometh
directed by Bryan Keith

 The Nightman Cometh Show_Materials

directed by George Inglis

Nine Audition Materials

Prelude to a Kiss
Directed by Brian Gutierrez

Prelude to a Kiss audition_mats

High School Musical
directed by Talia Berger

High School Musical_Materials

********To hear form our directors and meet our officers if you haven’t already come to our general meeting this Sunday Sept 1st at 2:00 pm in 111 forum!!!
Monologues will be available however, you are not restricted to those provided. Just be sure to choose a one minute monologue that best displays your acting ability. To audition for a musical please have a song prepared.

The Director’s have each provided a short description:
The Closer
An obituary writer meets a stripper when their immediate attraction to the other literally comes to a collision in the middle of a road. He soon writes a romanticized novel inspired by her life, and when he poses for the inside of the book jacket, meets Anna the photographer. Dan attempts to seduce her, and upon her rejection, poses as her in a cybersex chat room with a guy who introduces himself as Larry the doctor. Dan manages to set up a meeting with Larry, not knowing that Larry actually goes and Anna serendipitously happens to be there. After a brief realization of how they were duped, the two then eventually become a couple. Over the course of four and a half years, these lives grow in their own way and yet intertwine sporadically and purposefully while they “struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.”
The Nightman Cometh 

An “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” adaptation
Directed by Bryan Keith

The Nightman Cometh is a stage adaptation of not only the “It’s Always Sunny” episode of the same name, but a mix of a few episodes leading up to The Nightman Cometh.  The show is a comedy centered around Charlie Kelly, a borderline illiterate co-owner of Paddy’s Pub, trying to find a way to make The Waitress fall in love with him.  With the help of his friends, Dennis, Mac, Dee, and Frank, he tries forming a band in order to win her over and ends up going as far as to write a musical in order to woo her.  The show will run approximately an hour and fifteen minutes and some of the characters require some musical ability.

I’m looking for people who can deliver funny lines well and who can improvise small bits of dialogue to make the conversations in the show more realistic.  In the actual television show, the characters cut each other off frequently so I’m looking for people who can instinctively interrupt others when appropriate.  Although the show involves some music, it is not a musical and the only characters who need to be good singers are Dennis and Dee.  Other than that, Charlie must have a higher voice in general and he and Gladys must be able to play the piano.


Dennis – A co-owner of Paddy’s pub and twin brother of Dee, Dennis is narcisstic, selfish, and vain.  He easily let’s his ego get in the wa! y of his friendship with the gang and tends to only do things if he can get something out of it. Tenor.

Deandra (Dee) – The main bartender at Paddy’s pub and twin sister of Dennis, Dee dreams of being an actress although she lacks any real talent.  She’s often the target of ridicule from the rest of the gang. Soprano.

Mac – A co-owner of Paddy’s pub, Mac is a childhood friend of both Dennis and Charlie.  He is frequently trying to demonstrate how tough he is and brags about his hand-to-hand combat skills although he’s never actually taken any lessons.

Charlie – A co-owner of Paddy’s pub, Charlie is a childhood friend of both Dennis and Mac.  Charlie is a borderline illiterate, alcoholic, and substance abuser.  He is found to have some hidden talents behind all his problems though he still cannot win the! affection of The Waitress, the woman he stalks.  Tenor. ! Must be able to play piano.

Frank – Frank is the legal father of Dee and Dennis and may be the biological father of Charlie.  He has had success in various illegal operations but chose to abandon his successful life to share a tiny apartment with Charlie.  Frank is a short, heavier man who has a tendency to go to extremes with things.

The Waitress – The Waitress is the nameless woman of Charlie’s affection.  She finds Charlie repulsive and creepy as he tends to stalk her frequently.

Artemis – A friend of the gang, Artemis is Charlie’s assistant director in “The Nightman Cometh”

Gladys– Gladys is an old, senile woman who the gang uses for various schemes.  In this case, she’s the pianist for Charlie’s “The Nightman Cometh”.  Must be able to play piano.


Nine is a musical set in 1960’s Venice about film director Guido Contini, who is getting ready to start production on his next film. He has a set, actors, costumes, but no script or plot. Hmm.

As Contini tries piece together a movie, he has to navigate through the chaotic network of re! lationships with women that defines his life: his neglected wife Luisa, desperate mistress Carla, fatigued museClaudia, his deceased mother (who occasionally appears for advice), his passionate (but violent) producer Liliane, and the prostitute who took his virginity as a child, Saraghina, in addition to the hordes of women who are all desperately in love with him.

Prelude to a Kiss

Peter, a remarkably unremarkable publicist, and Rita, a bartender with an edgy sense of humor, fit perfectly together. Their fiery affair hits a speed bump when Rita switches bodies with an old man during their wedding reception. Peter takes Rita’s body with the old man inside on their honeymoon where he i! s dismayed by her sudden personality change. Now the two lovers must find each other again and pull through the confusion, mistrust, and doubt which threatens to drown their relationship.

High School Musical
He was a boy, she was a girl.


•April 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Hey NRTers!

We have a tee-shirt.  You can order it at

You can choose to have it delivered to you (with an additional shipping fee) or choose to pick it up from the NRT office in 318 HUB.  The only issue is that we may not get them till the weekend after finals week so if you plan on heading home before then, you might want to have it shipped to you.  

We have until next Sunday to order them and we need 20 ordered before they will print the shirts so if you want one, please order it soon.

NRT Presents: Auditions for Fall 2013

•April 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment


Monologues will be available however, you are not restricted to those provided. Just be sure to choose a one minute monologue that best displays your acting ability.

We will be holding auditions for the summer show (which will be over Arts Fest weekend) and First Round of Fall 2013 at the following times in the lobby of Chambers Building:

Sunday, April 21 from 6-8*
Monday, April 22 from 6-9
Tuesday, April 23 from 6-9

___June 14-15 ‘Batman: The Last Laugh’ Written and Directed by Max Simone
___Sept 12-14 ‘The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole in Her Sweater’ Directed by Lauren Spinabelli
___Sept 19-21 ‘Ordinary Days’ Directed by Becca Koenigsberg and Jon Saperstein
___Sept 26-28 ‘Seedlings” and ‘Life Inside a Hershey Bar’ Directed by Stephen Hill & Hailey Rohn
___Oct 3-5 ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ Directed by Kristen Yasenchak


Questionnaire_Fall2013-1 (1)

Batman audition materials

Ordinary Days Audition_Materials

Peter Pan and Wendy_Audition_Materials

Seedlings and Life inside a_Hershey Bar

The Girl Who Fell Through a Hole_in Her Sweater


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