"A New World Cabaret"

Treat yourself to BPP's annual showcase of the performing arts. The cabaret's feature playwrights are Yunina Barbour-Payne, Karen Heimbaugh and Michael Weems. Find out how they translate a "new world" theme onto the stage. You can also anticipate a fun mix of poetry, singing, dancing, improv, and more. Dare we mention the drinks and delicious food?

Performers: Kacie Adams, Callina Anderson, Katy Burns, Lesley Clinton, Caryn Fulda, Lauren Hainley, Katherine Rinaldi, Whitney Zangarine and improv duo Ophelia's Rope

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January 31, 2019 8pm

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006

$15 General
$10 Student/Teacher/Senior

A little about our performers

Kacie Adams

Kacie Adams cannot express how excited she is to work on the cabaret once more! This is her third time participating, and the first time her poetry has ever been performed publicly, for which she is deeply grateful. Other wonderful Boiling Point experiences include An Improvised Play x 3Positions, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Kacie can also be seen at The Company OnStage in Cinderella Goes Disco, a fun-for-all children's show, running through February 9.

Callina Anderson

This is Callina Anderson's second Caberet with Boiling Point Players, and she couldn't be happier to be back!  Previous performances around Houston include Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; Platanos y Collard Greens(Ensemble Theater), The Revolutionists; Grand Concourse (Main Street Theater), The Judgment of Fools; The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise… (Horse Head Theater), Motherhood Out Loud (The MATCH), Dollface; Well(Mildred's Umbrella) , A New Dawn Cabaret (Boiling Point Players), Give/Take, Smattering 3, 5, 7 & 8  (Cone Man Running Productions), Fade to Black (Edmonia's Marble), Alley Theater's Houston Young Playwright Exchange, and was a regular actor with Interactive Theater. She will be seen in Freeda Peoples at Ensemble Theater and The Effect  at The MATCH in Spring 2019. Ms. Anderson holds a B.Ain Theater from the University of Houston.

Katy Burns

Katy Burns
Katy Burns is humbled to have another opportunity to work with Boiling Point Players in this meaty piece of work by Daniel Ciba! Memorable credits include Boiling Point Players' productions of True Story (The Pilgrim), In Juliet's Garden (Ophelia), multiple performances with Ophelia's Rope, Katy's carbaret installments- A Night on the Edge with Katy Burns (shhh.. don't slip!), A Night in the Mind of Katy Burns - A Tribute to Mike and Janet and Boiling Point's production of A Night in the Shoes of Katy Burns (Yes. I grew up looking like Yoda), Houston Grand Opera's productions of the world re-nowned Wagner Ring Cycle, Chicago (Velma), The Jeweler's Shop (Anna), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), NYC's premier of John Pollono's Lost and Found, CATS North American Tour (Rumpelteazer, u/s Victoria, Sillabub), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Grusha) under the direction of Roxanna Stuart! Thank YOU who come to see the magic unfold, BPP and my many feels... { Ladybug, Babes- K1, K2, The Original Little Bit... A&A, Ruth, Elles, Philly... last but not least... Mike & Janet! Squeeze on Nani & Popi for us - Fair to say Kelly and I have all the ash we can fit on a plane.

Lesley Clinton

Lesley  Clinton

Lesley Clinton has won awards from the Poetry Society of Texas. Her poems have been published in Mezzo Cammin, the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar, Houston Poetry Fest anthologies, Sakura Review, Euphony Journal, and others. One of her poems is forthcoming in By the Light of a Neon Moon, Madville Publishing's anthology of Texas dancehall poems.

Caryn Fulda

Caryn Fulda

Caryn is thrilled to be a part of BPP’s “A New World Cabaret”! She recently appeared in the Blue Shift sketch comedy show “Dirty Pop!” and “Midnight-ish Mayhem: A Creepy Cabaret” (which she also co-created and co-wrote). Her previous roles include The Witch (Into the Woods), Martha (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and Maggie (42nd Street). She writes/performs sketch comedy, improv and musical numbers as part of “The 80s Kids: 80s-Inspired Comedy,” which enjoyed a month-long run at Station Theater in October and played in the 2018 Trill Comedy Festival. She’s also member of the improv troupe The Vestibulists, and voices audio tours for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and other museums and historical sites.

Lauren Hainley

Lauren Hainley
Lauren Hainley is thrilled to be slowly returning to the stage after completing her Masters in Arts Leadership from the University of Houston in May. Before going back to school, she had performed on Houston stages for the last thirty years. During that time she did every job there is to do from actor to lighting designer to toilet cleaner.  This is Lauren's second time performing in the Boiling Point Player's Cabaret. She was BPP's first guest director, an considers herself part of the family whether or not Ruth and Autumn agree. Lauren is currently the Special Projects Manager at the Houston Arts Alliance where she is overseeing the creation of a plan to prepare the arts and culture community of Houston for the next emergency. Sometimes she also takes pictures as Archeya Photography. Next up, Lauren will be playing Woman in Boiling Point's one acts in April.

Katherine Rinaldi

Katherine Rinaldi
Katherine is excited to be joining Boiling Point Players again for their first production of their season! Past credits include: The :NV:S:BLE Play, Fragments (Cone Man Running Productions), Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Boiling Point Players), and This is Modern Art (The Landing Theatre Company). Upcoming productions include: Barren with Boiling Point Players. 

Whitney Zangarine

Whitney Zangarine
Whitney Zangarine is excited to be making her Boiling Point Player Cabaret debut.  Previous credits: Cabaret (Sally Bowles),  Positions (Rogue), Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Detroit '67 (Caroline), As Bees in Honey Drown (Alexa Vere de Vere), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus), 9 to 5: The Musical (Judy Bernley), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne SchwartzandGrubenierre). In addition to acting, Whitney is also a Teaching Artist with the Alley Theatre's Education and Community Engagement Department.  She serves as a facilitator of the Staging STEM program, which offers arts integration curriculum to Houston area elementary schools, as well as a specialized arts integration mentor for teachers.  

Ophelia's Rope

Ophelia's Rope
Ophelia's Rope is a two-person long form improv group that takes its inspiration from you. That's right, you.  A typical show is kicked off by Ophelia's Rope asking its audience one or two random questions, proceeding to morph the answers into a setting, plot, and duo of unexpected, and sometimes quirky, characters. With no story predicted, no ending forecasted, Ophelia's Rope wanders the worlds of imagination, coloring surprising scenes their audiences inspired. opheliasrope.com/

A little about our writers...

Yunina Barbour- Payne

Yunina Barbour- Payne

Yunina Barbour- Payne is a scholar, artist and educator originally from Louisville, KY. She is ecstatic to be playing with the fearless women of the Boiling Point Players yet again!  Yunina is a life-long lover of art and learning. She  is especially interested in Africana studies, Appalachian studies, folklore and performance. As a scholar/artist she has performed regionally in Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and Texas. For more information regarding Barbour-Payne's works visit   http://yuninabarbourpayne.squarespace.com/

Her show is up next in our season!

Karen Heimbaugh

Karen Heimbaugh
Karen teaches at a Jewish preschool near Los Angeles, spending her weekdays torturing small children with her terrible jokes and even worse Hebrew.  Writing when inspiration strikes, Karen writes infrequently and instead prefers to jump out of airplanes and offer unsolicited advice to everyone she knows (and some she doesn’t know). She would like to thank her heroes Justin and Ruth for ‘everything;’ Da Mama, Daddy & Keithy for always making laughter a central part of our lives; Josh, Aug, Roxi, Ollie and David for their support, but mostly their friendship; and all heavenly bodies for their inspiration and lack of criticism for their inaccurate portrayals.

Michael Weems

Michael Weems

Michael Weems is an award winning Houston based playwright.  His plays have been seen across the United States and several other countries.  Recent publications include: Five Fears of Fatherhood (Original Works Publishing), Dream Lover (Smith & Krauss Best New American Plays – 2014), A Few Miles Away (Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young Audiences), and A Common Martyr (Next Stage Press).  Recent productions include: OkayBetterBest (54 Below, NYC dir. Marcia Milgrom Dodge) and Fullerton College, Prize Fight (T. Schreiber Studios NYC and Arts for Tri-State, WV), Hold Me Tonight (Changing Scene Theatre, WA).  Michael is a Board Member of Cone Man Running Productions (winner of the Houston Press 2017 Mastermind Awards), and a recent graduate of the MFA Playwriting program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (named Outstanding Writing Graduate – Master's Level).  He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.   Thank you to Ruth & Autumn for the opportunity to tell this story!  www.Playsofweems.com.   


  

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