Cast & Creative Team
Charles Andrew Callaghan (Coffee Guy) is a graduate of the National Theatre Conservatory, and can’t seem to stop riding his bike all over the place. Despite the beard and capri pants, he does not actually live in Bushwick. Favorite recent roles include Brick (cover) in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Guthrie), Flute in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Denver Center), and Touchstone in As You Like It (NTC). Chad also plays himself in the web series Hot Mess.
Bill Coyne (Eddie) just returned to NYC from Washington D.C. where he recreated the role of Supernova in Superhero Celebrity Rehab at the D.C. Capital Fringe/Teatro Gala. Bill received critical acclaim as the title character in L’il Abner at the Lion Theatre Off Broadway. Recently in NYC Bill created the role of Cliff Henderson Jr. in Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandini’s Madame X at the 2011 NYMF and the role of Freddy Honeychurch for the Old Globe reading of A Room with a View by Marc Acito and Jeffrey Stock. Upcoming: Bill will be performing his one man show Come Back to Me this fall in NYC. Say “yes.” Proud graduate of NYU-Steinhardt and member of Actor’s Equity. www.billcoyneonline.com
Patrick Knighton (Hunter) is excited to be making a return to the NYC Fringe Festival after last appearing in End’s Eve: The Feast of 2012. Other past theater credits include work at the Players Theatre, Village Theatre, Theatre Row (Clurman), Producers’ Club, West End Theatre, Times Square Arts Center, Provincetown Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Film: What Happens In Vegas. Training: Yale, B.A. Theater Studies. Member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Thanks to the cast and crew for a wonderful whirlwind of a rehearsal process. He thinks if you’re aware that Scarlett Johansson was in Home Alone 3, you truly do have ”Scarlett fever.”
Jordy Lievers (Natalia) created the role of the Queen of Hearts in Alice vs. Wonderland at the Moscow Art Theater and American Repertory Theater. Other Regional: Cabaret starring Amanda Palmer (Helga) and The Donkey Show (Tytania) at A.R.T.; Boeing-Boeing (Gloria) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater. At the A.R.T. Institute: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (Madison), The Trojan Women: A Love Story, and John Tiffany’s I Speak Therefore I Am (Barbie). Workshop: Once. B.A., Art History and English Lit, Columbia University. M.F.A. from the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard. Proud Equity member. www.jordylievers.com.
Andy Sandberg (Joey) is a director, actor, writer, and Tony Award winning producer. Most recently, he directed The Last Smoker in America, a new musical comedy by Tony nominee Bill Russell and Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick, now playing at The Westside Theatre – LastSmoker.com. He has been represented on Broadway and London’s West End as a producer of HAIR (2009 Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle Awards) and the revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man (2012 Tony Award Nomination). As director: R.R.R.E.D. and Bernice Bobs Her Mullet (NYMF), A Funny Thing Happened… and Into the Woods (Blue Hill Troupe). Upcoming directing projects include Beyond the Music (also librettist), Operation Epsilon, Shida, Straight, and Summer Schlock. As producer: Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory, London, dir. Hal Prince and Susan Stroman); A Perfect Future (Cherry Lane Theatre); and Vigil (DR2 Theatre). In 2007, Sandberg worked with Hal Prince on the Broadway production of LoveMusik (SDC Fellowship). As an actor, Andy appeared opposite Lea Michele and Katie Finneran in the NYMF production of “Hot and Sweet.” Other favorite roles include Sam in Fully Committed, Huck in Big River, and Jamie in The Last Five Years. B.A. Yale University. Proud member of AEA and the SDC. AndySandberg.com
Alex Trow (Gracie) graduated from the Yale School of Drama in May. YSD credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), The Lover (Sarah), and The Really Big Fat Show (Chunk-Chunk Moistgoiter), among others. Regionally, she has performed with Shakespeare Santa Cruz in Othello (Bianca), directed by Pam MacKinnon, and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Katherine). Love and thanks to her family, the Scarlett Fever team, the Metro-North New Haven line, and the Wilsons.
Josh Duboff (Playwright) is a 26-year-old writer who lives in New York City. After working as a branding consultant for a year and a half, Josh went on to blog for New York Magazine (Daily Intel/Vulture) and then Yahoo! (where he covered the celebrity news beat). His work has also been featured on The Awl, Thought Catalog, and The Hairpin. For the past several years, he has written a popular blog, Text Message in a Bottle, which features a diverse range of musings about his life and surroundings. He graduated from Yale University, where he was News Editor of the Yale Daily News. Scarlett Fever is Josh’s first play. www.joshduboff.com
Ashley Rodbro (Director) is a director, producer, and stage manager. Most recently, she conceived and directed an original multimedia variety hour called Beyond the iChatter at Ars Nova in November 2011. Prior to that, she developed I’m From Outer Space and Cold Turkey, both as a part of Ars Nova’s ANT FEST in 2010. She worked to create demos with musical theatre writers Joe Iconis and Jim Yates, and played in the band of the Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular in 2011. Equity stage management credits include: Shida, Miranda Sings!, Bloodsong of Love, The Wii Plays, Missed Connections (Ars Nova), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Colt Coeur), Jurassic Parq: The Broadway Musical, The Three Times She Knocked (Fringe NYC), Next Thing You Know, Marrying George Clooney(CAP 21). She has worked for Manhattan Theater Club, The Public, and Ars Nova and currently works at the Broadway general management firm Richards/Climan. Former president, Yale Dramat. Member of AEA.
Becca Doyle (Production Manager) is a graduate of NYU’s Technical Production Track. She is currently the Production Manager at CAP21 (www.cap21.org). Former management credits with the CAP21 Theatre Company include: Southern Comfort (Winner of the 2012 GLAAD Award for Outstanding New York Theatre: Off Off Broadway), The Daughters, The Trouble With Doug, Evidence of Things Unseen, Pages. Other credits: Below The Belt (ACT Theatre Seattle), various ANT Fests (Ars Nova), Kidstuff (Partial Comfort Productions), Only Children (NYU), Lights Rise On Grace (Awarded Outstanding Play FringeNYC Festival ’07).
Andy Diaz (Scenic and Properties Design). Design credits include: 12 Angry People (Theatre for a New Generation), 99 Cent Tuxedo (Independent Film), La Nina Que Moria A Cado Rato (Repertorio Espanol), Bark! (Arizona Onstage), Assistant Design Credits: 3C, Lost in Yonkers, Sex Lives of our Parents, Edgewise. Props Designer at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre 2011-2013 Seasons, Andrew has also provided props for many Off Broadway productions including, Bullet for Adolf, Southern Comfort, and Murder in the First.
Greg H. Solomon (Lighting Designer) is very excited to be working with everyone on Scarlett Fever. Recent lighting designs include Curtains, The Secret in the Wings, Rehearsal for Murder, and The Outsiders at Ridgewood New Players Company, Any Wednesday at the Montgomery Theater, The Kiddie Pool and Scratch off at Lehman Stages, Prisoner of Love at the 45th Street Theatre, and assistant lighting design for Man and Superman at Irish Repertory Theatre. Graduate of SUNY Purchase College. www.ghsolomon.com
Shana R. Goldberger (Costume Design) has designed many NYC and regional theater productions and assisted both on and off Broadway. Selected work includes: Othello (Gallery Players), Hairspray (Cohoes Music Hall), The Music Man (Mt. Washington Valley Theater Company) and A History of Cobbling (NYC Fringe). She was nominated for two NHTA’s for The Full Monty and HAIR (Mt. Washington Valley Theater Co.). Shana has also worked on many film and television productions including Gossip Girl (Warner Bros.), Wall Street II (20th Century Fox), Royal Pains (NBC Universal) and Person of Interest (Warner Bros.). She has a B.F.A. in Drama from NYU and an A.S. in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Pennsylvania.
Phillip Rudy (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Fringe again this year. Previous Fringe credits include Zombie Wedding, Together This Time, Facebook Me and Parker and Dizzy’s Fabulous Adventure to the End of the Rainbow. Off Broadway credits include Qui Nguyen’s Bike Wreck directed by John Gould Rubin, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Arts Effect’s Facebook Me, Target Margin’s Uncle Vanya, Pan Asian Rep’s Rangoon. He is also a commercial producer and recently produced Trouble: A New Rock Musical at NYMF 2012. He has also toured with The Village People, The Killers, and acted as Production Stage Manager for Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International. Love and thanks to his mother, father, and grandmother for always helping him land on his feet. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Sam Bolen (Casting Associate) is usually just a NYC-based actor, regular Manhattanite, and recent graduate of Yale University. Previous close scrapes with casting: sprained ankle last summer (no cast), the Minnesota fishing opener (age 12). Previous close scrapes with Ashley Rodbro include 2011′s Beyond the iChatter at Ars Nova and Liz Flahive’s From Up Here. He was most recently seen in Gentleman Prefer Blondes featuring Megan Hilty as a part of New York City Center Encores. Proud member of AEA. He really liked Match Point and Home Alone 3.