World Premiere of Alex Goldberg’s Site-Specific Dark Thriller It is Done Directed by Tom Wojtunik at The Mean Fiddler Bar & Grill; Begins performances on Monday, November 7

New York, NY: 22Q Entertainment LLC (producer of the The Spoon River Project at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn), GO AlleyCat Productions in association with Joe Coots will proudly present the world premiere of It Is Done written by internationally-produced and award-winning playwright Alex Goldberg and directed by Tom Wojtunik.

It is Done, a dark and dirty thriller about the secrets we keep will begin performances on Monday, November 7 and will open on Tuesday, November 8 and will continue its limited run through December 5, 2011 at The Mean Fiddler Bar & Grill (266 West 47 Street). Tickets are $30 and include one drink and can be purchased by visiting www.itisdonetheplay.com.

During a howling windstorm, three strangers are trapped inside a desolate bar in the middle of nowhere. Hank the bartender has a dirty mind. Jonas, a man on the run, has a dirty secret. Ruby, marooned at the bar with car trouble, has a dirty job.  This site-specific production is performed in the bowels of a Times Square bar with the tunes of Hank Williams running throughout, It is Done allows the audience to be flies on the wall in the middle of the action as the actors move among them.

The cast features Catia Ojeda (“30 Rock,” “Damages,” “Fringe,” 101 Dalmatians National Tour), Matt Kalman (The Girl From Monday, NTUSA, Today Will Be Yesterday Tomorrow) and Ean Sheehy (“Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” HBO’s John Adams, The Notorious Bettie Page). 

“What better place to stage a play that takes place in a bar, than in an actual bar?” asks writer Alex Goldberg. “And after an extensive and liver-damaging search of Midtown bars, The Mean Fiddler was the perfect location for us.”

Who’s Who

ALEX GOLDBERG (Writer) has had his plays produced in New York City at The Flea, APAC, FringeNYC, Emerging Artists Theater, Planet Connection Festivity (Winner, Outstanding Production of a One-Act), and Midtown International Theater Festival (Winner, Outstanding Playwriting for a New Script). His works have also been produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival, Raconteur Theatre (Columbus, Ohio), Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro, CA), Chicago, and Taiwan (in Mandarin).  His new play America’s Brightest Star is scheduled to premiere at Railroad Playhouse in Newburgh, NY in Spring 2012.  He is a two-time O’Neill Conference semifinalist.  Publication: Turn the Page: Two One-Act Plays about Closure by Alex Goldberg (Original Works Publishing).  He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Inc. and ASCAP, a playwright in residence at Railroad Playhouse and lives in Manhattan with his wife, actress Catia Ojeda and their dog Turkey.   www.alexgoldberg.net

TOM WOJTUNIK (Director) is the artistic director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), where he directed The Human Comedy, Children of Eden (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), The Pillowman, Ragtime and Proof. Other NY credits: The Play About the Naked Guy, Edenville (NY IT Award Nomination for Best Director, Emerging Artists Theatre);Grease 3: Threase (UCB/The Pit), The Miss Education of Jenna Bush (FringeNYC, Best Solo Show & Audience Favorite); Bright Lights, Big City (Marymount Manhattan College); The Who’s Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Six Degrees of Separation, Urinetown (NY IT Award, Outstanding Musical), Take Me Out (Gallery Players); I’m In Love With Your Wife (Midtown International Theatre Festival); The Good Thief and Rum and Vodka (Prospect St). Tom was a Resident Director for the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where directed workshops of Bella Via and David’s Play. Tom is a member of EAT and the LCT Directors’ Lab. BFA: Marymount Manhattan College. SDC Member.

MATT KALMAN (Hank) started his New York acting career primarily doing comedy: improv, sketch and stand-up.  He has worked with Chicago City Limits, Curt Dempster at EST and Justin and Eric Stangel, the head writers of the “Late Show with David Letterman.”  Aside from comedy, Matt has been actively involved with the downtown theatre scene for over 15 years, acting for such names as Yehuda Duenyas, Jonathan Jacobs, Ken Nintzel and Julie Atlas Muz.  Matt is currently a member of the Obie Award-winning National Theater of the United States of America, where he has been touring the country with their latest production, Chautauqua! (Walker Arts Center, Boston ICA, Mass MoCA. Stonington Opera House, PS122 and The Public in NYC).  Matt can also be seen in a number of feature films: The Girl From Monday (directed by Hal Hartley), Danger Island (directed by John Bruce), Kiss Me, Guido (directed by Tony Vitale) and Today Will Be Yesterday Tomorrow (directed by Alex Goldberg).  Matt Kalman is also an award winning filmmaker whose latest short, The Winged Cleric will be featured in film festivals across the country starting in 2012.

CATIA OJEDA (Ruby)New York Theatre: Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, MITF, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Gallery Players, The Astoria Performing Arts Center.  National Tour: The 101 Dalmatians Musical, directed by Jerry Zaks.  Regional Theatre: Williamstown, Ogunquit Playhouse, Riverside Theatre, Engeman Theatre.  TV: “30 Rock,” “Damages,” “Law and Order,” “Fringe,” “The Black Donnellys” numerous commercials, and most recently, the pilot “Over/Under” for the USA Network.  Catia received her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College.  She has also trained at The Williamstown Theatre Festival and at The British American Dramatic Academy in London.  She lives in Manhattan with her husband, writer Alex Goldberg, and their dog, Turkey.  www.catiaojeda.com.

EAN SHEEHY (Jonas) has been in the movies Precious, The Notorious Betty Page, and the upcoming Company Retreat, written and directed by Campbell Scott; as well as the HBO miniseries “John Adams” and The Discovery Channel’s “George Washington: We Fight To Be Free”. He has also appeared in the Onion News Network’s “Sports Dome”, and in nine episodes of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” as the recurring character of Joshua Simmons, the Forensic Accountant. Ean has starred in many commercials, for such clients as NASCAR, Mad River Iced Tea, The Massachusetts State Lottery, Xerox, Skittles, and The National Ad Council. As part of The National Theater of the United States of America’ hit show Chautauqua!, he has performed at PS 122 and The Public Theater in New York, The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, The Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, Vanderbilt University, Mass. MOCA, and the Stonington Opera House in Maine. Other theater includes No Foreigners Beyond This Point at The Culture Project in New York and Center Stage Baltimore, Mr. Morton Waits For His Bus at EST in New York, where he was directed by Andrew McCarthy, Stray Cats directed by Jo Bonnie for the Naked Angels Theater Company, and Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno at The Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati. Ean studied acting at Bard College, and has performed Comedy Improv all over New York for 15 years. He has also done voice work for radio, books on tape, and for web series and cartoons.

22Q ENTERTAINMENT LLC (Producer) formed by Robert Levinstein and Alan Wager, produces, manages and casts live events and theatre. The duo brings more than 25 years experience in various aspects of live entertainment including Broadway, staged readings and concerts.  22Q Entertainment LLC produced a major promotional live event for the Oxygen Television Network and most recently got into the “site-specific” world of producing with The Spoon River Project, which played under the stars and among the stones at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.  For more information, please visit www.22Qentertainment.com

GO ALLEYCAT PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is the brainchild of real-life couple Alex Goldberg and Catia Ojeda.  Combined they have decades of experience in professional theater, television and film.  Their award-winning theatrical work has been produced and performed in 30 states and on 3 continents, and their film and television credits include network shows, indie feature films, and dozens of commercials.  Their mission is to develop, incubate and produce bold, exciting and risky projects in theatre, television and film in New York, Los Angeles and beyond.  www.goalleycat.com 

JOE COOTS (Co-Producer) Though relatively new to the world of theatrical producing, Joe is by no means new to live theatre.  As a much sought after performer, Joe has been seen across the nation in such shows and roles as The Full Monty (Dave), Crazy for You! (Moose), Ferdinand the Bull (Ferdinand), Annie Get Your Gun (Sitting Bull), Rebels (McIntoch), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate) in such theatres as Paper Mill Playhouse, Arden theater, Marriott Lincolnshire, Ogunquit Playhouse, Stage Door Theater, Film: Damsels in Distress, Somebody’s Hero, Mothers Day Massacre, Inside Man. TV: “Royal Pains,” “30 Rock,” “White Collar,” “Rescue Me,”  “Sports Dome,” “Law & Order SVU.” Joe is originally from Winnebago, IL and is thrilled to be working with his pals Robert and Alan.

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