hat is a play? Is it a wrinkled old man, traveling to heaven on the Camel of Narrative? Is it a kind of dramatic yoghurt, a digestive aid that can help us to expel the excrement from our lives? Or is it something…more?
The Theater must always be a safe and special place, but here at the Exposed Bone Workshop Collective Ensemble Studio “Not Just Your Average Theatre Company” Theatre Company, we believe that plays can change lives. We believe that plays are a fusion of sport, poetry, political activism, and actual medicine. We believe that theatre has the power to cure not just HIV, but also full-blown AIDS.
“When Pigs Fly!” is the culmination of multiple hours of work, mining the modern American theatre for something truly New to say. I have written five truly spicy American plays in the vein of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, and Annie Baker. Now, all we need is you: the audience. Come expose a bone with us.
— Martin Reinsen, BFA
Welcome to Exposed Bone. Developed in #serials@theflea and following sold-out performances at the Loading Dock Theatre and the PIT, this raucous and biting new musical comedy is finally hitting the big-time: OFF-OFF-BROADWAY BABY!
A play about plays (and privilege), Exposed Bone follows a group of bright-eyed BFAs as they reinterpret contemporary American classics to disastrous effect. Whether you’re a Youngblood, a Kilroy, or one of the other genders, this play will leave you asking: “Why on earth would any reasonable person want to do theatre?”
So come laugh! Come cry! Come shed your remaining faith in humanity! All you have to do is snag your tickets (only $18!), block off 80 minutes of your life, have a drink or two, and bring a third drink into the theatre. Get your tickets now!
Martin Reinsen (Tisch ’16) creates new American theatrical works for the stage. As both a playwright and a director, as well as a playwright, he molds new paradigms on Millennial culture that both inform and disinform one another, leading to a catharsis that has been described as “orgasmic.” Commissions: MTC, NRA
Max is an actor, writer, and relatively unknown comedic personality. He co-hosts Max & Natalie LIVE!, a late night public access talk show, which you can find on Youtube, MNN, and maxreinhardsen.com! Bye!
Whitney Bowe is an actor and producer committed to promoting diverse stories onstage. Readings and workshops at the Flea, 13th Street Rep, Jimmy’s No. 43, and other basements. Proud volunteer with NARAL/Pro-Choice America. (Martin, could you please use a different picture of me? –W)
Brittane Rowe is beyond thrilled to be joining the hilarious cast of Exposed Bone. She is a member of the Bats Acting Company at The Flea Theatre. You might have seen her in the choir of The Christians at Playwright’s Horizons. Say Hi on IG @naturallybigbritt!
Colin Jackson did not submit a bio. He is a homosexual actor committed to bringing his homosexuality to the stage.
Connor has been in theater, tv, and movies. He’s also a Gemini who wishes he could talk more about himself but this bio has a strict word count. Check his website to learn more: connorjohnston.com
Where does the performance end and real life begin? With interdisciplinary theatre artist Curly Whitman, it’s truly hard to say. Curly’s latest performance piece is Scrote, which Time Out New York called “2hrs 10mins. One intermission.”
Curry is a dish of meat, vegetables, etc., cooked in an Indian-style sauce of strong spices and turmeric and typically served with rice. currywhitmire.com
Peoples Improv Theater debut. Broadway: Rocktopia. Off-Broadway: The Christians. Regional: Stitch Me Up (Tabbybrook); 27 Women (Williamstown). Selected Off-Off-Broadway: Hamlet starring Frankie Grande; Seventeen/Blonde/Free (Winter Fringe Best of Fest).
Kelly Robinson is an actor from Detroit, MI. She has recently performed in a NYTF Winterfest production. All my love to family and friends who are family.
Tanalaee Reach is a theatre actor and playwright. She recently published her book of essays, 100 Rejections I Didn’t Receive Because I Don’t Have a Mailing Address. Founding member of La MaMa, E.T.C. (Experimental Theatre Club).
Natalie Rich is the co-creator of “The Weekend Detectives” (Independent Television Festival Best Actress in a Comedy 2017). Currently co-hosting “Max & Natalie LIVE!” on Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Follow the fun at natalierich.com and @wowthatsrich!
Bennett Bozie is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic company! Primarily a singer-songwriter, Benett’s passions also include acting, knitting, conversation, and curling up with his Nintendo 3DS at the end of a long day. His debut EP “My Journey” cannot be found on iTunes.
NYC: The Chalice w/ Austin Pendleton, Marie Christine (1st Revival), Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip (Planet Connections), Macbeth (New York Distilling Company/Masterfool), After Tartuffe (Wild Project) Juggalicious (NYC Fringe), Mansfield (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company).
Exposed Bone loves interns! We have an intern, I think her name is Dana? She's amazing. We also 100% pay her because we read a New York Times Op-Ed that said we have to. Thanks, Intern!
Diane Chen is an award-winning filmmaker and theater artist. She also truly hopes that she’s funny in this. Like – PLEASE come up to her after the show and tell her she’s funny. She needs it. diane-chen.com, multihyphenate.net
Charlie's plays have been developed and presented by Project Y Theatre, Crashbox Theater Company, the Brooklyn Generator, the BMI Workshop, 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, the Flea Theater, Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Pipeline Theatre Company, Jersey City Theater Center, Loading Dock Theatre, the Dare Tactic, the Tank, the PIT, and the Habitat. He has been a finalist for the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and Sanguine Theatre Company's Project Playwright, semifinalist for the O'Neill Playwrights Conference and Ars Nova Play Group, and winner of a New York Innovative Theatre Award. BA: Notre Dame.
Karl Hinze is a New York City based musical theatre composer. He is a member of the BMI Workshop since 2013. His original musical 210 Amlent Avenue with playwright Becky Goldberg was an Official Selection of the Next Link Project at the New York Musical Festival. Other collaborations include Are They Edible?, an experimental puppet show by Jeanette Yew, and Shackled Spirits, a multi-media dance drama by Lynn Kremer presented at the Bali Arts Festival. He is currently developing Big Picture with Patrick Spencer and Susan Murray. Karl has a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Stony Brook University. www.karlhinze.com
Ivey Lowe is a New York based director and fight director with a focus on new play development and devised work. She has developed and directed work with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Flea, Vertigo Theater Company, The New Georges, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater among many more. She is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Directing Corps, 24 Hour Plays: National, and a SDC Observership. She is currently the assistant director for PUFFS Off-Broadway and a member of a Sokoloff Arts Fellowship at Townstages. BFA: Savannah College of Art and Design. iveylowe.com
Kate Moore Heaney is a Resident Director at The Flea Theater, Associate Artistic Producer at Noor Theatre, Co-Program Director of the Amoralists’ ’Wright Club, and a member of the Civilians’ R&D Group. She has directed with The Shakespeare Society, Theatre 4the People, the PIT, Fundamental Theatre Project, Directors Gathering Jam, The Secret Theatre, 24 Hour Plays, and TinyRhino, among others. She has trained and/or assistant directed at McCarter Theatre, Second Stage, Clubbed Thumb, CRY HAVOC, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, and Théâtre du Châtelet. B.A.: Yale. katemooreheaney.com
Catherine Woodard is a native New Yorker (by way of LONG ISLAND) and has fully embraced the backslash career life. As a Producer/Theater Artist, Catherine has produced for Story Pirates, and The Flea Theater. Currently, she is producing delicacy of a puffin heart which will be presented at the Corkscrew Theater Festival. This summer she will be the Production Coordinator at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Catherine received her BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University. She loves naps and the Hudson River.
Rachel Oshrin is a New York-based stage manager, actor, and educator. Favorite stage management credits include Dutchman, Back O’Town, The Rivers Under The Earth, The Glass Menagerie, and [title of show]. BA: Muhlenberg College. Come say hi at racheloshrin.com!