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June 27, 28, and 29, 2019

The Peoples Improv Theater

ABOUT THE SHOW

Amateur Hour presents WOMEDY – an original sketch comedy show. What'dya get when you put 8 lady writers in a room? Womedy. That’s women + comedy. Expect jokes about paper plates, about famed television stars, about the elderly, and other #relatablecontent. Expect to laugh, expect to cry, but most of all, expect the unexpected. Written by Lindsy Bissonnette, Julie Cavaliere, Michelle Ciccotelli, Michelle Farhang, Abby Herold, Sydney Holmes, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski. Directed by Elizabeth Callahan, with special appearances by Emily Austin and Joe Boyce.

Check out this press release on Broadway World!

GIMME A RUN DOWN

The show will run about 45 minutes.

Intro by Stephanie Occhipinti

featuring entire cast

Unreal by Madeline Sosnowski

featuring Michelle Ciccotelli, Sydney Holmes, Michelle Farhang, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski

Big Spoon by Abby Herold

featuring Michelle Farhang and Stephanie Occhipinti

Dungeons and Dating Apps by Michelle Ciccotelli

featuring Lindsy Bissonnette, Joe Boyce, Michelle Ciccotelli, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski

Devito Designs by Julie Cavaliere

featuring Joe Boyce, Michelle Farhang, and Stephanie Occhipinti

Only Sometimes by Lindsy Bissonnette

featuring Lindsy Bissonnette and Sydney Holmes

Balloon Animals by Abby Herold

featuring Michelle Ciccotelli and Stephanie Occhipinti

Cascading Souls by Abby Herold

featuring Lindsy Bissonnette, Joe Boyce, Michelle Farhang, Sydney Holmes, and Madeline Sosnowski.

 

Cantaloupe by Julie Cavaliere

featuring Stephanie Occhipinti

The Real Ghostwives of the Cemetery by Michelle Farhang

featuring Lindsy Bissonnette, Michelle Ciccotelli, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski

Real Endings by Michelle Farhang

featuring Joe Boyce and Michelle Farhang

Cast a Fat Girl by Sydney Holmes

featuring Emily Austin and Sydney Holmes

Now You See Her by Abby Herold

featuring Michelle Ciccotelli, Michelle Farhang, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski

Safe Space by Stephanie Occhipinti

featuring Michelle Ciccotelli, Michelle Farhang, Stephanie Occhipinti, and Madeline Sosnowski

MEET OUR TEAM

MICHELLE CICCOTELLI

producer | actor | sketch writer

Michelle is a founding member of Amateur Hour and graduated from Boston University in 2017 with a BFA and a long to-do list. Her most recent projects include the NYC production of Gutenberg! The Musical! (Deb Simon), and the podcast “someone hang out with us!” which she produced and hosted with the effervescent Haley Milano. Michelle has a passion for television and works as a production associate for ABC’s Good Morning America. She would like to thank everyone who has ever supported Amateur Hour financially, emotionally, or with their talents, and she is thrilled in a very mischievous way about Amateur Hour’s future endeavors. Stay tuned! 

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STEPHANIE OCCHIPINTI

producer | actor | sketch writer

Stephanie is one of the co-founders of Amateur Hour and is passionate about many things (comedy, waterfalls, athleisure, essential oils - to name a few). She graduated from Boston University’s School of Theatre with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Musical Theatre. Most recently she was in Amateur Hour's all-female production of Gutenberg! The Musical! and is thrilled to be back at it again. She studies Sketch Comedy at UCB and is excited to be producing original material. She is so so proud of this group of women (and herself) for always ~making it happen~ and thankful to everyone who has supported AH's mission along the way.

www.stephanieocchipinti.com

instagram @stephocchipinti

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MADELINE SOSNOWSKI

sketch writer | actor

Born and raised in the midwest and (cringe) south, Maddie is now happily an east coaster living and working in New York. She attended the Boston University School of Theatre where she received her BFA in Acting and minor in Arts Leadership. After spending most of her time as an artist thus far in very serious plays and emotional acting classes, she is grateful to have the opportunity to put all of her weird thoughts about the world to good use. Maddie looks forward to learning and laughing with these badass women over the course of this process, and can't wait to see what this group cooks up!

www.madelinesosnowski.com

SYDNEY HOLMES

sketch writer | actor

Sydney is a comedian hailing from Houston, Texas. She has produced, created and starred in her own sketch show, "The Male Gauze," and studied both sketch and improv at UCB. She was a part of the Reckless Theatre Instant Sketch Teams, and is a founding member of the indie improv team, Hot Cousin. She performs standup around the city where she primarily makes fun of her grandma and herself.

instagram @allthingsconsydered

twitter @holmesaintloyal

LINDSY M. BISSONNETTE

sketch writer | actor

Lindsy is a freelance director and writer in NYC. She loves directing new ensemble works, writing parody digital shorts, and performing improv and sketch comedy. In her free time, she can be found cooking and baking, keeping up her correspondence (she is a big fan of hand written letters), bingeing films and TV, and fighting the patriarchy. 

instagram @istanduponmydesk  @lmb_in_nyc

MICHELLE FARHANG

sketch writer | actor

Michelle Farhang is a writer and actor based in New York. She originates from San Francisco and graduated from Chapman University in Southern California. Michelle has since been studying at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Magnet Theater and HB Studio. She most recently wrote for the sketch comedy show Remix 3.0 and performed in the sketch comedy show Ringers, both at the Magnet Theater. In her free time, she volunteers at Best Friends Animal Society. Her dream is to be a writer and actor on a Michael Schur workplace comedy. 

instagram @michellefarhang

twitter @michellefarhang

ABBY HEROLD

sketch writer

I am a New York based comedian, actress, and singer originally from the suburbs of Milwaukee, WI.  I received my BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and I'm currently an Academy student at the Upright Citizens Brigade. My interest in comedy began when I faked “tummy aches” in attempts to stay up past my bedtime to watch Saturday Night Live and other late night television. Abby attended and completed the improvisation and sketch writing program at the Second City-Chicago, and her original one-woman show, Here and There, has been featured at the United Solo Festival in New York City; the largest solo theatre festival in the world, amongst other performance venues around the country. Abby also enjoys running, lipstick, and soft serve ice cream.

www.abbyherold.com

instagram @abbyherold 

JULIE CAVALIERE

sketch writer

Originally from Queens, NY, Julie Cavaliere is an actor, writer, producer as well as several other hyphenates. She has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The New School for Drama. Some recent credits include a recurring role in Colin Quinn's Cop Show, Blindspot, and Person of Interest as well as performing sketch and improv around the city. She is obsessed with animals (but not in a creepy way), and pushing elevator buttons (totally in a creepy way). One day she would like to figure out how to make rice like a grown-up.

www.juliecavaliere.com

instagram @juliebcavaliere

twitter @juliebcavaliere

ELIZABETH CALLAHAN

director

Elizabeth is a New York based Director, actor, and comedian. She received a dual degree in Theater and English from The University of Vermont  and has also trained at The Studio Theater, The Peoples Improv Theater, and The Magnet Theater. Most recently she directed the new play, “Late Night at the Serpent” for The New York City Fringe Festival, and co-produced and co-wrote the sketch variety show “AmericaLand!” at the PIT. Elizabeth is also a teacher and works with children in Manhattan and Brooklyn to devise theater, and direct productions. She is so excited to represent women in comedy with what she loves most, sketches!!!!

instagram @elizabeees

JOE BOYCE

actor

Joe Boyce is a New York City based actor, comedian, and classically trained barista.  He studied acting at the Boston University School of Theatre where he was lucky enough to become friends with some funny ladies who would later let him be a part of this show. He enjoys reading books and watching The Bachelorette (find me after the show and talk to me about Luke P).  Joe hopes you have half the blast the cast is having.

instagram @j0eboyce

twitter @J0E_B0YCE

EMILY AUSTIN

actor

Emily is a New York (soon to be LA) based comedian and actor.  Originally from Boulder, Colorado she studied Acting at Ithaca College and has trained with the Upright Citizen's Brigade.  In addition to performing improv around the city, she has performed in Far From Canterbury, (a new musical at SoHo Playhouse), produced a stand up show at The Standing Room, and is a host of the No One Will Watch TV with Us podcast.  Emily is a shameless fan of the Bachelor and has extremely weak ankles (which is not nearly as glamorous as it sounded in Hercules).

instagram @chemilychaustin