performed extremely intimately - within feet of audience
When support group leader Charlie is a no-show, a nervous Richard steps up to take control.
Addiction, hope and sobriety are all at stake when the group must face their biggest threat so far - a challenge from within.
**Performed Monthly in a extremely intimately 16x16 foot space.**
Runtime: 1 hour and 15 minutes.
"...compelling and masterfully told"
"It's a rare privilege to be in such intimate connection with the wonderful performers."
- Thu, Oct 19spit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatreOct 19, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PMspit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatre, 58 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USAWhen support group leader Charlie is a no-show, a nervous Richard steps up to take control. Addiction, hope and sobriety are all at stake when the group must face their biggest threat so far, a challenge from within.
- Fri, Oct 20spit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatreOct 20, 7:30 PM – Oct 21, 7:30 PMspit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatre, 58 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USAWhen support group leader Charlie is a no-show, a nervous Richard steps up to take control. Addiction, hope and sobriety are all at stake when the group must face their biggest threat so far, a challenge from within.
- Fri, Dec 08spit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatreDec 08, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PMspit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatre, 58 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USAWhen support group leader Charlie is a no-show, a nervous Richard steps up to take control. Addiction, hope and sobriety are all at stake when the group must face their biggest threat so far, a challenge from within.
Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Bios
NICK THOMAS (Playwright | Charlie) is an actor, writer and director from Melbourne, Australia. Recently seen in THE SHAKESPEARE RIOTS (Bay Street Theatre). Acting credits with spit&vigor include MARY’S LITTLE MONSTER, ECTOPLASM, THE WAKE OF DORCAS KELLY, HIT YOUR MARK, DIE BEAUTIFUL and THE BRUTES, he recently made his off-broadway directing debut with BLOOD COUNTESS. He also writes, produces and directs original online content with his company Blunderbuss. He was a house team performer and teacher at the Peoples’ Improv Theatre (The PIT).
Nick has been sober for ten years.
SARA FELLINI (Rachel | production design) is an award-winning playwright, director, actress, and skilled artisan. Her first play, HAZARD A LITTLE DEATH, was nominated for six awards at the 2014 NYC Planet Connections Theater Festivity including Best Production of a New Play and Best Lead Actress (Sara Fellini), winning Best New Script. She performed in the monodrama THE OTHER MOZART by Sylvia Milo at The Players Theatre in NYC and toured with the production (winning Cat5 magazine’s Best Theater Production of 2015, “the voice of a crystal bell, Fellini is captivating” –NOLA Defender), and created the role of Maeve Shourd in a site-specific production of IN VESTMENTS, a play of her own writing and winner of two NYIT awards, nominated for Outstanding New Full-Length Script, earning her theater company the Donn Russell grant, and acclaimed by the NYTimes as "wrenching and visually eloquent". She has appeared in another play of her own writing, THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON (called "darkly humorous" and "deliciously ghoulish" by the NYTimes) as part of IRT Theater's 3B Residency. She played Mary Shelley in MARY’S LITTLE MONSTER by Thomas Kee at the mudlark public theatre in NOLA, The Davenport Theatre in NYC as part of the Davenport space grant, and intimately at Torn Page, the historic home of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. She played baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi in her play NEC SPE / NEC METU at The Tank’s July 2017 DarkFest, at Theater Row as part of United Solo Festival, at the mudlark public theatre in NOLA, and by special invitation at The Glitter Box in Pittsburgh, PA. She played Asia Booth Clarke in THE BRUTES ("irresistibly dramatic, legitimately upsetting" - The NYTimes) by Casey Wimpee at The Flamboyan as part of The 10th Anniversary Planet Connections Festivity, nominated for 8 awards including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Costume Design (both Sara Fellini). That production was invited by the Booth family to perform annually at The Players, Edwin Booth's historic home. During quarantine, she wrote and directed LUNA ECLIPSE, a one-shot livestream film, chosen as one of TIME OUT's Best Online Theater Productions, and she recently made her off-broadway performing and directing debut in THE WAKE OF DORCAS KELLY at The Players Theatre, a play she both wrote and directed, chosen as part of The Observer's Best Summer Theater of 2021. Her company spit&vigor has an ongoing off broadway Artistic Residency at The Players Theatre and as part of that residency she has gone on to write, direct, and perform in ECTOPLASM, (“tenacity ground into every red velvet seat - in other words, I love it” - Vulture), and she starred in BLOOD COUNTESS by Kelleen Conway Blanchard as the blood-hungry Elizabeth Bathory this past January.
GEORGE WALSH (Richard) has been stage manager and tech director for various spit&vigor productions including Mary’s Little Monster and Hit Your Mark, Die Beautiful!!! He has studied improv and acting for many years at New York City's renowned People's Improv Theater, The Magnet Theater, and HB Studios. Some of his roles include the father in The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley and the role of Ian in “The Other Place” by Sharr White. He's performed with groups Blunderbuss, Fairfield of Dreams and FSU and has performed at the NYC Improv Festival, Sketchfest, Solocom, and Fake Church. He also co-wrote and acted in the web series Return of the Green Dragon. He also teaches and writes comedy for the Improvisor’s Mindset with Dion Flynn working with Fortune 500 Companies and improv training classes and workshops.
CAITLIN DULLAHAN-BATES (Sarah) is an actor, model, writer, and director from NYC. She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Atlantic Acting School and Stonestreet Studios. Caitlin was recently featured in spit&vigor’s productions of ECTOPLASM (The Players Theatre) and THE BRUTES (Players Club), as well as the New York Times recommended Fucked-Up Play Fest! (Caveat NYC). She’ll make her independent feature film debut in HELL WANTED (Irving Pictures) later this year. Her upcoming short film, of which is both the screenwriter and director, Hyacinth Girl, is currently in pre-production. Follow her on Instagram @caitbate for more.
LEXIE SHOWALTER (Elizabeth) is thrilled to dive into the incredible community of artists found at spit&vigor. Originally from Seattle, she’s been blessed with opportunities to work regionally (Renton Civic Theater, Circle Theater, Lyric Stage, Shakespeare in the Woods) and here in the city (The Players Theater, Gallery Players). She had the privilege of studying Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has yet to have her fill of his work. Here in New York, she’s also a proud company member and contributing writer for a monthly sketch show, Our Bar, now in its 13th season. Selected credits include Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream (Players Theater), Hero/Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing (SITW), Barb in Hope and Gravity (Circle Theater), Libby in I’m Trying to Understand You But. . . (Japan Society), and Doris in The Stranger (Players Theater). BFA from TCU. lexieshowalter.com She is incredibly grateful for this gift of art, the privilege it is to create and play with other fantastic artists, and especially art’s ability to heal.
BRIAN THOMAS (Blake) Brian is an up-and-coming actor with a passion for storytelling and a hunger to bring life to characters and audiences. Born and raised in Colorado, Brian moved to New York City in 2019 to pursue his deep held desire to become an actor. Brian's journey into the world of acting began with an acting class in college. However, eager
to expand his skills and knowledge, Brian pursued formal training in acting by studying at HB Studio in Greenwich Village. Brian's dedication, coupled with his ability to take direction and adapt to different roles, allowing him to thrive and grow in his training as an actor. Driven by his passion and fuelled by his ambition, Brian continues to test his boundaries and
comfort zone. He actively seeks out new opportunities and challenges in life to further develop his skills and broaden his range as an actor.Off-screen, Brian is known for his down-to-earth demeanor and his easy going personality. As he continues in this chapter of his life, Brian remains committed to his craft and is poised to leave a lasting impact on the world of acting.
CHLOÉ BELL (Diana) is originally from Louisville, KY and received her BFA from The University of MN / Guthrie Actor Training Program. She packed up a car on December 31st 2019, to move to New York, and what a ride it's been. She's so grateful to be working with spit&vigor again after being a part of their last production Blood Countess + The Brutes. Some of her other, recent work here in New York has been Macbeth with Hamlet Isn’t Dead, Captain Placeholder... with Greenhouse Ensemble, Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse Lautrec with Bated Breath Theatre Company and On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle: or Owed with The Lark Theatre. You can keep up to date with her and her work at chloebellactor.com. She'd like to extend a special thank you to her immensely supportive friends and boyfriend, Andrew. <3