THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015 - 8:30PM

Sick of all the flowers and hearts and mushy stuff from Valentine's Day?  Then Fight Night is for you!  
Join us for our Valentine's Day detox!

Fight Night


Our Fight Night Cabaret will showcase short original plays, songs, and a one-of-a-kind improv show from Ophelia's Rope. See below for details!



Boiling Point Players congratulates the playwrights' who's work will be featured at our Fight Night Cabaret!

Color Me Screwed by Nedra Pezold Roberts

Brad fancies himself a smooth salesman, but his skills are put to the test when the woman he hits on in a bar challenges him to sell her a corkscrew.

Nedra Pezold Roberts Nedra Pezold Roberts is an emerging playwright from Atlanta; in an earlier life she was an English and drama teacher. In 2014 she had plays in New York, Alabama, Ohio, and California. Several of them have won national competitions, and The Vanishing Point--winner of seven Elly Awards in the Sacramento Theatre Region--has just been published by Dramatic Publishing Company in Chicago. Nedra is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and serves on the board of the venerable Atlanta Writers Club which recently celebrated its centennial.

Pulse by Stacey Lane 

When an actress' woeful monologue is interrupted by a cell phone ringing in the audience, she retaliates by destroying the phone that destroyed her art.

Tummy Tirade by Stacey Lane 

A woman on a diet competes in a battle of willpower with her talkative tummy.

stacey Lane Stacey Lane's plays have been performed at over five hundred theatres on six continents. Her scripts are published with Dramatic Publishing, Playscripts Inc., Pioneer, Eldridge, Smith and Kraus, Heuer, Brooklyn Publishers, Next Stage Press, Manhattan Theatre Source, JAC Publishing, Seraphemera Books, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, Sterling, Freshwater, Poydras Review, The Quotable, Euphony Journal, Germ Magazine, Mock Turtle Zine, Indian Ink, The Other Otter, Furious Gazelle, Monologue Database, Actor Point, Canyon Voices, Whoopee Magazine, Steel Bananas and Scene4.  She is the recipient of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency Grant, the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District's Literary Artist Fellowship and winner of the Unpublished Play Reading Project Award at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. www.StaceyLaneInk.com

She Said, She Said by Bryan Maynard 

Some people think that a good fight now and again is healthy for a relationship and some people don't.  Wanna fight about it?"

Bryan Maynard Bryan Maynard is very proud to a part of Boiling Point Players' "Fight Night" cabaret showcase.  He has also worked with BPP recently for their "A New You" event.  A few of his other plays that have been seen in Houston and abroad include The Act of Murder!, The Admiral's Inheritance, Board To Death, RE: Kill The Messenger, and Waiting For Othello.  Maynard is a published playwright with short plays in collections such as Game Night and 64 Squares, both from Next Stage Press.



Sign Girl

Michelle Odgers has been seen in Houston as Cinderella in Company OnStage's Cinderella, and in Pandora Theatre's Vox Feminina: Mom's the Word. She is currently an undergraduate Creative Writing major at the University of Houston, and has articles, creative works and photography published in Hi-lights, Menagerie Literary Magazine, UH's The Cougar, and The Houston Chronicle. She now serves as a Manager of Communications for Boiling Point Players, and is excited to roam the stage in BPP's Fight Night Cabaret.

Pulse by Stacey Lane 
directed by Ruth McCleskey
featuring Bailey Hampton

Bailey Hampton Bailey Hampton is thrilled to be a part of Boiling Point Players' Fight Night! Most recently, she could be found at Company Onstage in their production of Frost/Nixxon. Past credits include Buy America!,The Three Musketeers, A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, Noises OffThe Sound of MusicSpike Heels, Blind Date, and Guys and Dolls. She also once tooted her own a horn (a clarinet, specifically) in the pit orchestra for a production of Gypsy. 
songs directed by Melanie Martin 
featuring Danielle Kristen Bunch & Melanie Martin 
Danielle Kristen Bunch Danielle Kristen Bunch earned a BFA in Theatre Performance-Acting Cum Laude from the University of Houston in 2012. Some of her favorite roles include All's Well That Ends Well, Richard III, Twelfth Night, Sunday on the Rocks, Noises Off, NSFW: Office Plays, 2014 10x10's. She has worked with Opera in the Heights and currently the Houston Grand Opera. She was last seen in Visionary Movement's G.R.U.$.T.L.E. Diaries web-series. Danielle is also a contributing editor to philanthropic arts blog www.hivesociety.com.
Melanie Martin

Melanie Martin has been seen throughout the Houston theatre world. Recent credits include In Juliet's Garden, Secrets of a Soccer Mom, Your Family Sucks, The Laramie Project, Extremities, Cactus Flower, The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Cocktail Hour, and The Discussion of the 'L' Word. Melanie's favorite Atlanta theatre credits include Dracula, The Tibetan Book Of The Dead Or How Not To Do It Again, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Fefu And Her Friends.

She Said, She Said by Bryan Maynard 
directed by Ruth McCleskey
featuring Autumn Clack & Melanie Martin

Autumn Clack Autumn Clack is half of a two woman improv team, Ophelia's Rope, along with Ruth S McCleskey, and is a co-founder of Boiling Point Players. She has a BFA in Theatre from Adelphi University in New York and studied at London Dramatic Academy through Marymount Fordham University. Favorite past roles include Allison in Secrets of a Soccer Mom with Boiling Point Players, Teresa in The Jeweler's Shop with the JPII Forum, Esther in Pollywog with Mildred's Umbrella and Nicole in Large Animal Games with Mildred's Umbrella.
  See Singer section for Melanie Martin's bio!

Tummy Tirade by Stacey Lane
directed by Ruth McCleskey
featuring Amy Pope & Ryan Heine

Amy Pope This is Amy Pope's second time working with Boiling Point Players. She is excited to be working with these ladies again. Amy is on the board of directors at Company OnStage where she recently directed The Little Mermaid.
Ryan Bradley Heine Ryan Heine grew up in Houston and attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where he earned his bachelor's degree in Finance and his Juris Doctorate (law) degree.  Ryan began his improv career in 2005 with Houston's Massive Creativity where studied and performed with the troupe "Re: Mankey".  From 2006 to 2009, he lived in Los Angeles, studying with Caryn West's Space for Actors, doing voice over work, and appearing in commercials and web ads for Honda, Cabela's, Baby Ruth, and Top Flite.  Ryan is an alumnus of L.A.'s Improv Olympic (IO) West where he formed "Kick Drum Decade", a nineteen (19) time Main Stage Cage Match Champion.  Upon returning to Houston in 2009, he served as a director, instructor, and performer with Massive Improv / Rogue Improv through 2011.  Ryan has performed in the Houston Improv Festival, the Megaphone Marathon (Austin-Houston), the Austin Out of Bounds Festival, the Del Close Marathon (NYC), and the Los Angeles Improv Festival. He regularly performs improv with "Baby Knuckle" at venues across Houston including ComedySportz, Station Theater, Beta Theater, Rudyard's British Pub, Avant Garden, Midtown Arts Center, Alley Kat Bar, Classical Theater Company at Chelsea Market, and Spring Street Studio 101.  He is on temporary to permanent hiatus from his legal career in favor of sales/business development for SentriForce.  He's single and has two dogs.

Color Me Screwed by Nedra Pezold Roberts 
directed by Ruth McCleskey 
featuring Leslie Sharp & Jonathan Moonen

Leslie Sharp

Leslie Sharp is excited to be a part of BPP's second cabaret show! She works a desk job by day and is thankful to the Houston community theater scene for being a great way to unwind at night. With no formal training, she is exceedingly grateful to Ruth, Mandy, Johnny, Renee and many other artists she's worked with for pushing her and teaching her how to get better at this hobby she has chosen. Some of her favorite past roles include: both Mimi and Maureen (at different times!) in RENT; Kate Monster in Avenue Q; and Crystal the Urchin in Little Shop of Horrors.

Jonathan Moonen Jonathan Moonen is excited to be joining the Boiling Point Players' Fight Night!  He holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Houston and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support.  Other favorite performances include Evil Dead: The Musical (Ash) at the Queensbury Theatre, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Flute/Thisby), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin) at HCC, A Common Martyr (Sidney) at Studio 101, and Waiting for Othello (Roderigo/Serving Wench/Fake Shakespeare) at The Company Onstage.
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.


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