Review Fix’s Top Ten Off-Off Broadway Professionals in New York City

The theatre scene in New York City is a crowded one. The independent scene is just as busy, with a myriad of fresh faces and returning greats, all looking for a piece of the pie.

Review Fix shares its picks for the most talented faces in the New York Off-Off Broadway scene- names we expect to hear a lot from in the not too distant future.

Allyson Morgan: Her performance in “Up,Up,Down, Down” earlier this year makes her a darling of the independent theatre scene in the Big Apple. Armed with Lisa Loeb looks and a quiet versatility, she’d be a welcome addition to any ensemble cast on Broadway.

Listen to an interview with Morgan, click here.

Kimberly Pau: Her script and the set design in The Planet Connection’s production of “Bomb Shelter” was gritty and experimental, revealing a side of indie theatre we’d like to see more of.

To listen to an interview with Pau, click here.

Susan-Kate Heaney: Her one woman show, “Mopoholic” earlier this year was a cult hit and absolutely adorable. With credits in film already, bigger things appear on the horizon.

Listen to an interview with Heaney, click here.

Ruben Carbajal: His Twitter bio says, “Copywriter by day, playwright by night.” His production of “Hold” at this year’s Planet Connections Theatre Festivity proves he should quit his day job.

Listen to an interview with Carbajal, click here.

Joshua Rivedal: His one man show “The Gospel According to Josh” which ran at the Dorothy Strelsin theatre in New York City in the summer of 2010 was hilarious, yet down to earth and heart-warming.

To listen to an interview with Rivedal, click here.

Jacob Seligman: His current musical “Big Bank” affects our generation in more ways than we’d like to admit. Even though it feels uber-connected to the OWS protests, it was written well-before. Seligman has written scores for tons of documentaries and his talent his obvious. We’d love to see “Big Bank” on Broadway one day.

To listen to an interview with Seligman, click here.

Andrew Block: As far as independent theatre directors go, Block’s work on “Lost and Found” in 2010 and “Recovery” earlier this year, prove he is one of the best.

To listen to an interview with Block, click here.

John Stillwaggon: A Brooklyn celebrity, his work on the various productions in the Genesis Repertory such as “Romeo and Juliet” and “Guys and Dolls” shows a versatility and commitment to theatre you don’t see often.

To listen to an interview with Stillwaggon, click here.

Stephanie Barton-Farcas: Her performance in “Of Wit and Kindness” last year showed that she is a talented performer, but her ability to direct in “The Bad Seed” and “How the Day Runs On” this year have cemented her as Nicu Spoon’s resident powerhouse. Funny, yet surreal, her work can be chilling, but is always accessible.

To listen to an interview with Barton-Farcas, click here.

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