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Amanda Miller is an NYC-based writer and performer.  She is the creator of four solo shows including How To Suffer Better (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SOLOCOM at The People’s Improv Theater NYC); Camp Smile Power: Curing Anger One Smile at a Time, which was featured in Time Out New York (SOLOCOM, Midtown International Theatre Festival, PortFringe, Bad Theater Festival), Edith Shlivovitz: 85 & Still Alive (SOLOCOM, The Magnet Theater), and One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show (San Francisco Fringe Festival, PortFringe, Rochester Fringe, San Diego’s School of Healing Arts, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, and Third Root Community Health Center.) One Breath, Then Another began as a memoir, excerpts from which have been featured in Freerange Nonfiction,Underwired Magazine, Om Times, Runaway Parade’s print anthology and So Long: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance, a memoir anthology, and more. The memoir was published in February 2013 on Amanda's own Lucid River Press. For over four years, Amanda has curated and hosted the series Lyrics, Lit & Liquor at HiFi Bar in New York's East Village. She studied sketch comedy writing at The People’s Improv Theater and improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from The New School and a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For more information on Amanda, visit www.onebreaththenanother.com.

Amanda Miller is an NYC-based writer and performer. She is the creator of four solo shows including How To Suffer Better (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, SOLOCOM at The People’s Improv Theater NYC); Camp Smile Power: Curing Anger One Smile at a Time, which was featured in Time Out New York (SOLOCOM, Midtown International Theatre Festival, PortFringe, Bad Theater Festival), Edith Shlivovitz: 85 & Still Alive (SOLOCOM, The Magnet Theater), and One Breath, Then Another: An Interactive Yoga Show (San Francisco Fringe Festival, PortFringe, Rochester Fringe, San Diego’s School of Healing Arts, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, and Third Root Community Health Center.) One Breath, Then Another began as a memoir, excerpts from which have been featured in Freerange Nonfiction,Underwired Magazine, Om Times, Runaway Parade’s print anthology and So Long: Short Memoirs of Loss and Remembrance, a memoir anthology, and more. The memoir was published in February 2013 on Amanda's own Lucid River Press. For over four years, Amanda has curated and hosted the series Lyrics, Lit & Liquor at HiFi Bar in New York's East Village. She studied sketch comedy writing at The People’s Improv Theater and improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from The New School and a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. For more information on Amanda, visit www.onebreaththenanother.com.

 Alana Johnson is an actor-writer-waitress - because, let's be honest - from NYC. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Journalism & Media Studies (that's one) from Rutgers University, although she has no idea where it actually is. 

She's been acting to look for it since graduation. 

She's studied at Stella Adler's Acting Studio, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and Studio 4 where she was cast to workshop a James Franco-original musical and as a lead in a horror film produced by Franco's camp. 

On-screen credits include ID's Street Justice:The Bronx, the comedic pilot Young Grasshopper, the feature film Matters of the Heart (M.O.T.H), and several award-winning short films and web series. Stage credits include Letters From The Ghetto, a new, original musical, and One Summer Evening directed by David Van Asselt of the Rattlestick Theater. 

She, too, is the co-creator of an award-winning comedic web series called Two Grown, which all decent human beings will subscribe to at YouTube.com/twogrown. She thanks you in advance.

Alana Johnson is an actor-writer-waitress - because, let's be honest - from NYC. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Journalism & Media Studies (that's one) from Rutgers University, although she has no idea where it actually is.

She's been acting to look for it since graduation.

She's studied at Stella Adler's Acting Studio, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and Studio 4 where she was cast to workshop a James Franco-original musical and as a lead in a horror film produced by Franco's camp.

On-screen credits include ID's Street Justice:The Bronx, the comedic pilot Young Grasshopper, the feature film Matters of the Heart (M.O.T.H), and several award-winning short films and web series. Stage credits include Letters From The Ghetto, a new, original musical, and One Summer Evening directed by David Van Asselt of the Rattlestick Theater.

She, too, is the co-creator of an award-winning comedic web series called Two Grown, which all decent human beings will subscribe to at YouTube.com/twogrown. She thanks you in advance.

Joseph Sexton - Joe hails from Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in fine art before moving up to NYC to complete an MFA at CW Post. He has acted and directed with a number of off-off Broadway theater companies and showcases including: Love Creek Productions, Onomatopoeia, Blue Pearl, 13th Street Rep., NY New Works Theater Fest., Spookfish and Fresh Ground Pepper. Favorite credits include multiple character parts in Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sparger in Kennedy’s Children by Robert Patrick. Joe would like to thank Monica and Riley for all of the great help and support.  jsphsexton@gmail.com

Joseph Sexton - Joe hails from Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in fine art before moving up to NYC to complete an MFA at CW Post. He has acted and directed with a number of off-off Broadway theater companies and showcases including: Love Creek Productions, Onomatopoeia, Blue Pearl, 13th Street Rep., NY New Works Theater Fest., Spookfish and Fresh Ground Pepper. Favorite credits include multiple character parts in Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sparger in Kennedy’s Children by Robert Patrick. Joe would like to thank Monica and Riley for all of the great help and support. jsphsexton@gmail.com

Maya Klausner is an actual New York native who acts and performs stand up comedy all throughout New York City and other impressive places. Maya has appeared on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Israel and even New Jersey. Last year she starred in a comedic one act in the West Village and she just wrapped Season 2 in a recurring lead role in the comedy series, “Brooklynification,” which airs on BRIC TV this fall. She has been in several comedy festivals in New York, Pennsylvania and LA. Maya studied English and Philosophy but decided to take a more practical path as an actor. You can find Maya telling jokes, eating cheese and sometimes both. Maya lives in Brooklyn and owns several pairs of Dr. Martens.  
www.mayaklausner.com

Maya Klausner is an actual New York native who acts and performs stand up comedy all throughout New York City and other impressive places. Maya has appeared on stages in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Israel and even New Jersey. Last year she starred in a comedic one act in the West Village and she just wrapped Season 2 in a recurring lead role in the comedy series, “Brooklynification,” which airs on BRIC TV this fall. She has been in several comedy festivals in New York, Pennsylvania and LA. Maya studied English and Philosophy but decided to take a more practical path as an actor. You can find Maya telling jokes, eating cheese and sometimes both. Maya lives in Brooklyn and owns several pairs of Dr. Martens.
www.mayaklausner.com

Khadija Ansari is a singer/actress from Connecticut who recently moved to NYC to study the Meisner acting technique at the William Esper Studio. While in CT she starred in a number of productions playing such iconic roles as "Deena Jones" in Dreamgirls, "Mimi" in Rent and "Lorraine" in All Shook Up. 
Currently residing in Brooklyn, Khadija is also recording her first musical project.

Khadija Ansari is a singer/actress from Connecticut who recently moved to NYC to study the Meisner acting technique at the William Esper Studio. While in CT she starred in a number of productions playing such iconic roles as "Deena Jones" in Dreamgirls, "Mimi" in Rent and "Lorraine" in All Shook Up. Currently residing in Brooklyn, Khadija is also recording her first musical project.

Valdaniel Martins is a musician/writer originally from the sylvan hills and dales of Chenango County, NY, where he started singing at a young age. Growing up, his mother led the church choir and staged many holiday concerts, which imbued him with a love for performing that never went away. In addition to a plethora of subway stations throughout the city, he has performed his multi-faceted live show and unique sound- which he calls FOLKHOP- all along the eastern seaboard and into the American heartland. Valdaniel has toured in Colombia and Brazil as well as many of New York City's esteemed venues including Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Triad Theater (Stage 72) and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Valdaniel served as musical composer for the rollicking cabaret show "New York Stories" and a new iteration of Ianesco's absurdist play "Rhinoceros". His first solo EP "Love What's Killing You" was released in 2015

Valdaniel Martins is a musician/writer originally from the sylvan hills and dales of Chenango County, NY, where he started singing at a young age. Growing up, his mother led the church choir and staged many holiday concerts, which imbued him with a love for performing that never went away. In addition to a plethora of subway stations throughout the city, he has performed his multi-faceted live show and unique sound- which he calls FOLKHOP- all along the eastern seaboard and into the American heartland. Valdaniel has toured in Colombia and Brazil as well as many of New York City's esteemed venues including Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Triad Theater (Stage 72) and The Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Valdaniel served as musical composer for the rollicking cabaret show "New York Stories" and a new iteration of Ianesco's absurdist play "Rhinoceros". His first solo EP "Love What's Killing You" was released in 2015

Max Wingert is thrilled to be part of such an odd and delightful production as the PennyPan Cabaret.

With a range of experience on both stage and television, some of Max’s notable productions include roles in A Very Potter Musical, The Winter’s Tale, Murder on the Nile, and Stop the Threat, to name a few. To top it all off, he just finished performing this last month in Prospect Park and Central Park both in an all-male, fully-nude production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

When not seducing mere mortals, Max can most often be found practicing guitar, teaching yoga in the park, and performing improv with the Magnet Theater in Chelsea.

Max Wingert is thrilled to be part of such an odd and delightful production as the PennyPan Cabaret.

With a range of experience on both stage and television, some of Max’s notable productions include roles in A Very Potter Musical, The Winter’s Tale, Murder on the Nile, and Stop the Threat, to name a few. To top it all off, he just finished performing this last month in Prospect Park and Central Park both in an all-male, fully-nude production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

When not seducing mere mortals, Max can most often be found practicing guitar, teaching yoga in the park, and performing improv with the Magnet Theater in Chelsea.

Jaime Arciniegas is proud and excited to be a part of the PennyPan Cast. Recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Jaime is both trained for the stage and camera. Some of his stage credits are: Treffpunkt and Echoes. His camera works include, a short film by the title, A Dream in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and a web series, Really Bad Dates. He is proud to announce as well that he will be originating the role of  Martin in the upcoming short play Fuck this Country.

Jaime Arciniegas is proud and excited to be a part of the PennyPan Cast. Recently graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Jaime is both trained for the stage and camera. Some of his stage credits are: Treffpunkt and Echoes. His camera works include, a short film by the title, A Dream in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and a web series, Really Bad Dates. He is proud to announce as well that he will be originating the role of Martin in the upcoming short play Fuck this Country.

Xavier is a comedian currently living in Queens, NY. He got his start in Binghamton, NY where he spent 8 years as a comedian and producer working with internationally recognized comics, local talent and a puppet that one time when he didn't know any better. He is responsible for the Binghamton Comedy and Arts Festival, created one of the longest running open mics in Central New York, and runs a weekly comedy showcase in Bushwick, and is generally uncomfortable in casual conversation. His comedy has been described as "Funny.... I guess. The headliner was definitely better" and his mother refuses to watch him perform after the first time she saw him. She feels she raised him better. He is definitely a comic to watch if you're at the show already.

Xavier is a comedian currently living in Queens, NY. He got his start in Binghamton, NY where he spent 8 years as a comedian and producer working with internationally recognized comics, local talent and a puppet that one time when he didn't know any better. He is responsible for the Binghamton Comedy and Arts Festival, created one of the longest running open mics in Central New York, and runs a weekly comedy showcase in Bushwick, and is generally uncomfortable in casual conversation. His comedy has been described as "Funny.... I guess. The headliner was definitely better" and his mother refuses to watch him perform after the first time she saw him. She feels she raised him better. He is definitely a comic to watch if you're at the show already.

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