Meet your bartender, Waverly, at our little bar on Sullivan Street, NYC! She is a working actress with two jobs, a boyfriend, a best friend, and a dilemma. Her temp job wants her to work full time and she has a decision to make: settle down with new stability or keep pursuing a dream that may never come true?
NEXT THING YOU KNOW
is a 90-minute musical glimpse into finding out
what you really want out of life and the hysterical challenges you may face on that journey.
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MEET THE CAST
Hannah Seusy (Waverly) is a CO native turned New Yorker, and grateful to finally learn what New Jersey is all about! Recent NYC Theatre: Last Night at The Carmine, J Train (Planet Connections - winner Outstanding Actress), Brush Strokes, Variations on a Cat Call. Web & Film: Meetings, Lab Cats, Jake Does Stuff and Van Money. Hannah can be heard narrating several audiobooks and in Sprint's “Direct 2 You” Campaign. She is the Artistic Director of BOO-Arts Productions and a Co-Founder and Creator at Flash Filmmaking (check out our web-series, Growing Down, on Youtube!) Huge thanks to IQ for the opportunity to tell such a fun and meaningful story, and to Kara, Chris, and Matt – you are fantastic playmates. www.hannahseusy.com
Chris Zika (Darren) is a super-recent graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance. Favorite credits include: Iolanthe (Congressman), Damn Yankees (Joe Boyd), The Most Happy Fella (Jake) on WCT's Main Stage; Eighth Wonder of the World, Job Market, The Thugs (Bart), Stop Kiss (Peter) at WCT's Stage One; [title of show] (Jeff), You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown) at Wagner College; Cats (Munkustrap) at the BergenPAC; West Side Story (Big Deal) with NJ Youth Theatre.
Matt Coakley (Luke) is thrilled to be in his first production with Infused Quirk Productions! Past theatre credits include Harvey, The Lion in Winter, Lend Me a Tenor, The Hot L Baltimore, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and a rock opera production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Education: Messiah College (BA in Theatre), National Theatre Institute, Gaiety School of Acting, New York Film Academy. Special thanks to Amanda and Eleanor. “I couldn’t do this without the two of you in my life!”
Kara O'Connor (Lisa) is a new face to NYC subways and coffee shops. She is so excited to announce her NJ premiere in the NJ premiere of Next Thing You Know! Her recent credits include "Abigail" amongst others in The Weird (Summer Circle Theatre), "Dr. Sweet" in Bug (Arena Theatre, Michigan State), "Brighella" in The Serpent Lady (Studio 60 Theatre, Michigan State), and "Billy Amberson" in Our Little Secret (48 Hour Film Project- Detroit). Kara recently finished working with the New York Musical Festival as programming intern, an experience she is extremely grateful for. She would like to give kudos to the wonderful composers for this vibrant show, IQ Productions for being marvelous to work with, and her family for being themselves. Kara received her BFA in Acting from Michigan State University. kara-oconnor.com
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
Danny Viola (Founder, Director, Music Director, Set/Projections Design) is proud to be directing the next full scale production with Infused Quirk, following #YourNewFaveHits, 35mm (NJ Premiere), and Carrie The Musical. Outside of IQ, he is the Resident Stage Manager at Luna Stage Company. At Luna: Old Love New Love*, The Brothers Size, Thrill Me, The Tall Girls, Tar Beach*, A Perfect Ganesh, Tilt The Unlit Candle*, Lines in the Dust*. Bucks County Playhouse: Mothers & Sons, The Hummingbird's Tour, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. Dance: The Nutcracker (American Repertory Ballet).
Courtney Labossiere (Stage Manager, Set Designer, Managing Director) graduated from Rider University (Lawrenceville, New Jersey) where her stage management credits include Reasons To Be Pretty, A Chorus Line, The Full Monty, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Professional stage management credits include Passage Theatre’s (Trenton, New Jersey) One-Minute Play Festival and The Staged-Reading of Dissent as well as Luna Stage’s (West Orange, New Jersey) Two Plays By Phoebe Farber. She is also the Managing Director and Resident Stage Manager for Infused Quirk Productions. Special thanks to friends and family for their love and support.
Andy Peterson (Piano/Conductor) is a New York-based composer, musical director, arranger and orchestrator. FILM: Happy Yummy Chicken OFF-BROADWAY: Atomic, Stalker: The Musical. OFF-OFF BROADWAY/REGIONAL: Thrill Me, More Than All The World, 35MM, Atomic, That Was Then, It Would Take Armageddon, Connections, The Severed Hand of Neverland. ASIA: Sinbad: The Musical, Kiss Me, Kate. AUSTRALIA: Bare, Pippin, A Chorus Line, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast. http://andypetersonmusic.com.au
Rusty Miller (Resident Costume Designer) is so excited to be returning to IQ for another wonderful production. A graduate from Rider University with a BFA in Theatre, he has designed all over NJ and was awarded the 2014 BWW for Best Costume Design in New Jersey Professional Theatre for his work on Jekyll and Hyde. Other favorite credits include: The Wild Party, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon, Carrie, and Anything Goes. Special thanks to his family and friends, Courtney, and Danny!
Kaitlin D. O'Leary (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer for IQ. Kaitlin is also a freelance lighting designer and stage manager throughout the New York and New Jersey area. Kaitlin is thrilled to be working on her second production with IQ! Visit: KaitlinDOleary.wixsite.com/home for more information.
Megan Bandelt (Resident Dramaturg) is a theater-maker, often found as a dramaturg and writer. She can be bribed to perform if gifted gluten-free cookies. Favorite dramaturgy credits include The Pillowman, Carrie: The Musical, As Is & Mr. Marmalade. Megan has worked with FRIGID New York at Horse Trade, FRIGID Festival, New York Int'l Fringe Festival and No Peeking Theater in theatre administrative and production capacities and is heading to PortFringe Theater Festival in June to perform her show Garbage. Megan is an MA Theater History & Criticism Candidate at Brooklyn College and is a strong believer in the resilience and power of indie theatre. Follow her misfortunes at www.meganbandelt.com.
Aziza Seven (Props Master, Wardrobe Supervisor) is thrilled, as always, to be a part of IQ Productions. Most recently she was hired by Luna Stage as their Wardrobe Supervisor. She'd like to thank the Academy for this esteemed opportunity and would like all young people to pursue their dreams...especially when told they're out of reach.
Tyler Tooker (Production Assistant, Photographer) is a preschool teacher from New Jersey. He is very excited for his first show with IQ. It is also his first journey into the theater world.