by Z. Quinn Reynolds
Serving humankind, body & soul.
performed extremely intimately within feet of the audience at
6 people are trapped in a room somewhere in a bleak and terrible future. There they wait to find out whether they will become prosperous citizens or homogenized sausage meat. Violence, chaos, tragedy, comedy.
- Fri, Oct 13spit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatreOct 13, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PMspit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatre, 58 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA6 people are trapped in a room somewhere in a bleak and terrible future. There they wait to find out whether they will become prosperous citizens or homogenized sausage meat. Violence, chaos, tragedy, comedy. Drinks -suggested donation. Runtime 90 minutes.
- Fri, Oct 13spit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatreOct 13, 9:30 PM – Oct 14, 11:00 PMspit&vigor tiny baby blackbox theatre, 58 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215, USA6 people are trapped in a room somewhere in a bleak and terrible future. There they wait to find out whether they will become prosperous citizens or homogenized sausage meat. Violence, chaos, tragedy, comedy. Drinks -suggested donation. Runtime 90 minutes.
Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Bios
Z. QUINN REYNOLDS (Playwright) is a multimedia artist living and working in Brooklyn. After graduating from the SUNY Purchase Playwriting/Screenwriting program, (2020) they moved to New York City To begin a frustrating and short lived career in commercial video production. Since 2017, Quinn has been working with the Superhero Alliance of Western New York, The Buffalo Bisons, and The Explore and More Children’s Museum, to produce a series of multimedia interactive children’s shows. As a one person production house, Quinn writes, directs, films, edits, post produces, and scores these projects. Their work has been featured by the Road Less Traveled Theater Company, and has been awarded a place on the SUNY Heliotrope List. Outside of theater, Quinn plays lead guitar with Queens based songwriter Nora Knox. They Currently work for A.R.T. /New York as a Facilities Coordinator.
SARA FELLINI (Director | Rabbit) 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.
NICK THOMAS (Asst Director | Producer) 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.
SILVANA CARRANZA (Lin) is an AADA-graduate and Brooklyn-native actor, voice actor, director, and writer. Her most recent credits include George in “The Brutes” and she’s provided her voice for Furn, Rory, and additional characters in the upcoming video game “Sands of Aura”. If Time Out Magazine saw her perform, they’d probably say something like “Oh geez! Silvana is such a great actor. Boy howdy, I could watch her act all day!” Silvana is happy to be working with spit&vigor again, and invites everyone to follow her on Instagram at @thesilvanacarranza
CHLOÉ BELL (Butcher) 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
SARAH ELIZABETH GRACE (Bunny) is a writer and performer who is thrilled to join the spit&vigor cohort. Credits as playwright and performer include "The Regime is Female" (The Tank), "Implied Consent" (Access Theater), and "More" (Secret Theater). Other recent performing credits include "A Clockwork Orange'' (Hubris Theater Co) and "The Rover'' (Torn Out Theater). Film and TV credits include the feature film "Memory" (Dir. Michel Franco), the short "Period Piece" (Bridgeport Film Festival, Sick n Wrong Film Festival) and "Law & Order: SVU". Her play "I Won't Be That Person" was recently published in Chaos Merge Magazine. Ms. Grace frequently self-publishes literary work on her Substack "Grace and Storms". Currently Sarah stars in the fictional podcast series "Nora's Dragon" - listen today wherever you listen to podcasts! Social Media: @SarahElizGrace
NICK PARADISO (Music | Jules) Nick is so excited to work with spit&vigor for the first time in the role of Jules in GRIND! Some of his favorite past credits include Jeffry in Godspell, The Balladeer in Assassins, Coach Van Buren in Damn Yankees. Thanks to my friends, family, and Fire Starter Entertainment for all of their continued support.
ADAM BELVO (Producer | Fight Choreography) is a Brooklyn based actor and theater producer. Recent New York acting work includes Edwin Booth in THE BRUTES (2019 NYIT Outstanding Lead Actor Nominee), John Polidori in MARY's LITTLE MONSTER, Azra Todd in THE EXECUTION OF MRS. COTTON, Danny in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, Father Nathan Shourd in the NYIT Award winning IN VESTMENTS, K.Bus and Muskie in Aztec Economy's BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME (NYIT 2016 Outstanding Lead Actor nominee), Jack in OVER, Georges in HAZARD A LITTLE DEATH (Planet Connections Festival 2014: Best Actor Award Winner), Jaques in AS YOU LIKE IT, El Spectro in COLOR TVs IN TIJUANA, Ryszard in PONTIAC FIREBIRD VARIATIONS (Ice Factory 2011) and Vanya in UNCLE VANYA. Regionally, Adam has toured and performed as K.Bus in BUTCHER HOLLER HERE WE COME (Cincinnati Fringe Festival 2013, New Orleans Fringe Festival 2013, Out-of-the-Loop Festival 2014-Dallas, Revolutions 2016-Albuquerque, NM, Hollywood Fringe 2019, others), he has worked with MTB productions to produce and star in HELPLESS DOORKNOBS (New Orleans Fringe 2012) and as The Stranger in MY AIM IS TRUE (New Orleans Fringe 2011). He is Executive Producer of the Brooklyn based theater company spit&vigor (www.spitnvigor.com), and a collaborating member of Working Man's Clothes Productions and Aztec Economy. His work has been showcased at The 14th Street Y, The Tank, 3LD, The Ohio Theater, The New Ohio Theatre, The Davenport Theater, WestPark Presbyterian Church, The Abingdon Theater (Dorothy Strelsin and the June Havoc,) American Place Theater, Under St. Marks, and IRT Theater, among others.