The New Year's
A New Day

Nothing says fresh like January and some original theater. Therefore, we're proud to announce our first event of 2017, 

A new day

So here's how the prepping worked. Three local photographers snapped pictures of actors. Then three playwrights wrote plays inspired by the photos. So if a picture is worth a thousand words...

The night will also feature live singing by Katy Burns and Ellen Dyer, a dance performance by Cindy Lou Parker and improv from Magical Lying Hour and Ophelia's Rope. All this adds up to one big night of performances featuring Houston MC, Amy Pope.

Showtime January 19, 2017 8pm
Rudyard's British Pub

$15 General
$10 Senior/Student/Teacher

Who's Who

Photographers: Christine Weems (Christine Weems Photography), Lauren Hainley (Archeya Photography), Michelle Odgers

Playwrights: B. N. Reichenberger, Alison Scott, Kris Thompson

Actors: Lauren Hainley, Mai Le, Callina Situka, Kristie Schuh, Kacie Adams, Bailey Hampton, Michelle Odgers

Singers: Ellen Dyer, Katy Burns

Dancer: Cindy Lou Parker

MC: Amy Pope

Improv groups: Magical Lying Hour and Ophelia's Rope


297 Dollars of Liquor
by Alison Scott
Photo by Christine Weems (Christine Weems Photography)

The money, the job, the Rich. Who needs 'em? Not Janelle. Nope. All she needs are her trusty pals and a $297 bottle of scotch.

Actresses: Kacie Adams, Kristie Schuh and Callina Situka


Alison Scott is a writer from Houston, Texas. She has written a number of short pieces that have been performed around Houston, including "I Don't Care Much For Coffee" and "Baggage Claim" for the Scriptwriters/Houston 10x10, "Basements and Balrogs" for SPF 1960, and various Smattering plays. Alison has a degree in Mass Communication from Sam Houston State University and is currently studying Computer Science and Graphic Design at University of Houston. When she's not in class or working at the campus recreation center, Alison can be found playing video games, catching Pokemon, and spending time with her partner Nick. 


Kacie Adams merrily starts off 2017 with A New Day cabaret! She is also excited to be working on Boiling Point Player's upcoming production of Comedy of Errors, opening in February. Other favorite performances include: The Five Minute Mile 2016, The Armageddon Dance Party, Nunsense, The Wizard of Oz, and The Complete History of America (Abridged). She sends many, many thanks to all in attendance, and a "break a leg!" to all performers tonight.

Kristie Schuh is very excited to be performing in her second Cabaret.  She is a graduate from The University of Texas with a Bachelors of Arts in Theatre and Dance.  She is now a motivational speaker and professional Yoyo-er for elementary aged students.  Some of her favorite roles include parts in The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, and the Vagina Monologues.  She has also had the opportunity to work on film and television projects such as Friday Night Lights.   The best way to get on her good side is to bring her a pineapple pizza.

Callina loves Boiling Point Players, and is thrilled to be doing another cabaret with them! Previous work with Boiling Point Players includes A New Dawn Cabaret, and  IPx3Callina is also a member of Boiling Point's Improvised Plays Group, Soubrette City. She has recently been seen in Horse Head Theater's production of The Judgment of Fools. She has also worked with Main Street Theater (The Revolutionists), Landing Theater (Gambrels of the Sky), Mildred's Umbrella (Dollface), Ensemble Theater (Platanos y Collard Greens), Cone Man Running Productions (Give/Take), Fade to Black (Edmonia's Marble), Alley Theater's Houston Young Playwright Exchange, and was a regular actor at Interactive Theater. She will be seen as Calpurnia in To Kill A Mockingbird at A.D. Players in February, and Grand Concourse at Main Street Theater in April. She holds aB.Ain Theaterfrom the University of Houston.

Working Lunch
by B. N. Reichenberger
Photo by Michelle Odgers

To work or not to work. To drink or not to drink. To marry or not to marry. Oh, the hard choices! But wait... to mock the absent boss? There is no need to ask.

Actresses: Lauren Hainley and Mai Le


B N Reichenberger is a director, teaching artist with Main Street Theatre, and the Literary Assistant at the Alley Theatre.  Plays include SISTERHOOD (Mildred's Umbrella), F**K KISS TOUCH (Cone Man Running), HEY HEY I WANNA GET MARRIED (Weathervane Playhouse), NOVELTY (Scriptwriters/Houston), THE FUTURE (Chicago Fringe Festival), and LOW-FAT KOSHER RECIPE BOOK (Northlight Theatre), which received an emerging talent award from the Chicago Jewish Historical Society. Her play TWININGS was produced in 2015 by Scriptwriters/Houston, and is being published in the upcoming 105 5-Minute Plays from Smith and Kraus. Her one-act play WHAT THE LADIES DO has received a staged reading and subsequent production from Blunt Objects Theatre, as well as a production within TWO! SHORT! PLAYS!, a house party/performance in The Heights. 


Lauren Hainley is a full time student working on her Masters in Arts Leadership at the University of Houston.  When she isn't studying, she spends time taking photos of her cats and friends (but mostly cats) through her company Archeya Photography.  Ms. Hainley is known to work both on and off the stage. Her favorite productions include: Urinetown (Josephine Strong), Ruthless! The musical (Mrs. Thorn), The Tempest (Gonzago), Imagination Island (Co-creator), American Idiot (Stage Manager), and the Emperor's New Clothes (Director). She has worked locally, in Arkansas and also Minnesota. She is a former student of Academia del'Arte in Arezzo, Italy and a Graduate of Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.  Up Next, Lauren will be stage managing Obsidian Theater's production of Saucy Jack and Space Vixens in July 2017.

Mai Le is an actress who moved to Houston in the summer of 2013, shortly after graduating with a BA in Theatre from Stephen F. Austin State University. Previous local theatrical roles include Christie in CREEP (Wordsmyth), Kate as Stage Directions in 10 Ways on a Gun (Landing Theatre), Penny Stripling in The Baby (Next Iteration Theatre Company, or NITC), Ly in Time is the Mercy of Eternity: A meditation in four acts (NITC), Amber/Bethany/Ginny in As Bees in Honey Drown (Queensbury Theatre), Peggy Norris in The Me Generation (Landing Theatre), Estelle in No Exit (Firecracker Productions), Ariel in The Tempest (Company Onstage), and Betty/Kafka in All in the Timing (Landing Theatre). She is excited to share that she will be stage managing Turquoise (NITC) starting this February, and she is signed with Pastorini-Bosby Talent Agency.

Figment with a Capital F
by Kris Thompson
Photo by Lauren Hainley (Archeya Photography)

When a childhood pal visits, Jessie is forced to confront her deepest stress. Can a friend from the past help Jessie move forward to the future?

Actresses: Bailey Hampton and Michelle Odgers


Kris Thompson joined the playwriting community several years ago but admits to a life-long love affair with writing. She's enjoyed previous production by Cone Man Runnings' Pass-and-Go and Smattering, Vox Feminina, Theatre Suburbia, Scriptwriters/Houston's 10x10s, Theatre of Owensboro, and McKinney Repertory Theatre. Kris is truly honored to work with Boiling Point Players and believes in the importance of female-driven theatre.


Bailey is excited to be back with BPP in the new year! She has previously performed with them in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and their Fight Night cabaret. She can also be seen currently in Theatre Suburbia’s production of Rose & Walsh. Previous credits include performances with Cone Man Running (The Show Might Go On; Smattering 8), Queensbury Theatre (Break of Noon), Theatre Southwest (A Philadelphia Story), Company OnStage (Frost/Nixon), and Upstage Theatre (The Three Musketeers; A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol).

Michelle Odgers has been seen in Houston as Cinderella in Company OnStage's Cinderella, Pandora Theatre's Vox Feminina: Mom's the Word and "Sign Girl" in BPP's Fight Night Cabaret. She graduated with a major in Creative Writing from 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.

Singers, Dancer, MC

Katy Burns is always thrilled to appear with Boiling Point Players! It's been a year, the time has come, and it is "A New Day"! Favorite credits include Boiling Point Players' productions of "True Story" (Pilgrim), "In Juliet's Garden" (Ophelia), Houston Grand Opera's Ring Series, Chicago (Velma), The Jeweler's Shop (Anna), NYC's premier of Lost and Found, CATS North American Tour (Rumpelteazer, u/s Victoria, Sillabub), The Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Roxanna Stuart, and Katy's Cabaret installments; 'A Night on the Edge with Katy Burns (shhh.. don't slip!) and 'A Night in the Mind of Katy Burns - A Tribute to Mike and Janet'. 

Keep your eyes peeled.The next installment isn't far off. ...If you don't make it, you might turn green (and be significantly shorter). Could never thank Mike & Janet enough {L&M, my LB, A&A, R, P & E}

Cheers to 'A New Day' and all you chose to make it!

ELLEN DYER has enjoyed performing in many different companies in the Houston area including: The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Main Street Theater, The University of Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, BCCM and with Broadway producer Stuart Ostrow. She is also a proud member of The Actor’s Equity Union. Some of her favorite regional roles include, Kate Monster in Avenue Q, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Irene Ratliff in Dividing the Estate, Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Abigail in The Crucible. Ellen has taught musical theatre, ballet, tap and jazz for River Oaks Dance for the last 7 years and choreographed many shows. Ellen adores Autumn and Ruth of Boiling Point Players and is touched they asked her to be apart of their cabaret this evening. Ellen wants to thank her husband, Trey and her 3 wonderful step kids for their love and support!

Cindy Lou Parker is extremely excited to work again with Boiling Point Players! She is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a degree in dance. She was recently seen in Five Minute Mile with Cone Man Running Productions and a few of her favorite roles have been Patsy in Crazy For You (Houston Family Arts Center), Sally in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown (Upstage Theatre) and Legally Blonde (City Lights Theatre). She is also a proud member of Holding Space Dance Company (formerly known as ChinaCat Dance Company) in which she has performed in such shows as The Burning Times, the Houston Fringe Festival, and Pandora Theatre's Vox Feminina. Enjoy the show!

Amy Pope is back for another round with BPP. Amy has worked her theater magic all around Houston working with Company OnStage, Cone Man Running Productions, Big Head Productions, Stage Door Inc., Houston Community College, Theater Southwest, Scriptwriters Houston, Pandora Theater and The Country Playhouse. When not acting, she is behind the scenes running lights and sound or directing.


Magical Lying Hour - Magical Lying Hour is an improvis..wait. Magical Lying Hour is a scripted...hmm. One half scripted, the other half improvised. Come see it for yourself!
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.