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MARK R. NEUFANG
I may be a familiar
face on several Milwaukee and Waukesha-area stages, but I am pleased to make my
Alchemist Theatre debut in this original production of USE NO PLACE SOON. Recent Milwaukee acting credits include the
Wisconsin premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS (as Harry Hay), THE NORMAL HEART (as
Ned Weeks) and [TITLE OF SHOW] (as Jeff) - all with Theatrical Tendencies,
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (as John Williamson) with Off The Wall Theatre, and THE
FULL MONTY (as Malcolm) with Greendale Community Theatre. I also directed a production of CRIMES OF THE
HEART with Waukesha Civic Theatre in 2010.
When not treading the boards, I am an avid baker, blogging about my baking experiences on my Word Press blog, Neufangled Desserts.
Many thanks go out to Mary Ryan and the Alchemist for this wonderful opportunity to bring this intriguing character to life. Much love and appreciation to Jake, for his patience in hanging in there as I’ve gone 4 shows in a row!
It's been 4 years since I've taken part in a production and I'm so excited my return to the stage will be here at the Alchemist Theatre. Before taking an unnecessarily long break from acting, I was in AUNTIE MAME at Sunset Playhouse and several productions at Winona State University, including FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE, HONK! and WIT. I hope more shows are in my future and I'd like to thank Mary for this opportunity to get back into acting. I'd like to send my love and gratitude to my mom, Peggy. Best wishes and lots of love to my brother, Dan and his wife, Jenny, who will become parents during the run of this show. Thank you to all of my friends for their support and encouragement; I love you guys so much and your friendship means the world to me.
MARY K. RYAN
(Playwright and Director)
I am a writer, director, visual artist, and social justice advocate. My past directing credits include DIARY OF AN URBAN FOOD GODDESS at the MATC Auditorium with the 2014 Wisconsin Local Food Summit, CRIMES OF THE HEART with the Grant Park Players at the South Milwaukee PAC, and JESUS PUSHED A GROCERY CART, part of HASHTAG MAYHEM, at the Alchemist. Previous plays I have written have been produced by the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the Washington, D.C.-based Studio Theater. My nonfiction is published in the Journal for the Study of Peace and Conflict and the Nomadic Sojourns Journal (McNally Jackson). My visual art has been featured in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago shows with groups like RAW: Natural Born Artists, Makers Fest and Art Milwaukee. Next up, I am looking forward to directing for the Pink Banana’s 2014 One Acts this June. Thank you for supporting original, local theater.
I am delighted to be making my debut with the Alchemist Theatre! I've been seen in a variety of local productions, including as Tansy in The Nerd, Babe in Crimes of the Heart, and Gina Jo in Christmas Belles at Grant Park Players, Bella in Is Murder Tax Deductible with West Allis Players, and most recently as Sybil Fawlty in Theatre Unchained's production of Fawlty Towers.
A huge thanks to my family and friends for all their love and support along the way! And thank you for your support of local theater. Enjoy the show!
I am an actor who moonlights as a financial consultant. I have previously performed around the country in Sunflower Productions' One-Act Festival in New York, Stage Two Theatre's HAiR in Chicago, Pomona Theatre's Macbeth, Importance of Being Earnest and The Misanthrope in Los Angeles, and Lakeside Players' Avenue Q in Kenosha. I am excited to make my debut in Milwaukee with this exciting new work by Mary K. Ryan. The experience of exploring this work has been truly rewarding and illuminating. I want to thank all my friends and family for supporting me in my love of theatre, and I want to especially thank my loving wife who lets me do what I love even on the long, cold midwestern nights.