A site-specific immersive theater experience

Timeless human desire for connection + a century of scenes + a bar.

...Finding more in common with these different time periods than we might otherwise think.

An innovative project developed by an NYC actors' collaborative


Production features selections from


by William Saroyan


by John Patrick Shanley


by Conor McPherson

MORE OR LESS (world premiere)

by Heloise Wilson


<<The Bartender>>

Hunter Thore as "The Bartender "- a metamorphosing character. He is Murk in Savage in Limbo, Brendan in The Weir, Nick in The Time of Your Life and Bartender in More or Less.


NYC credits include : Call it Clover, Affections of an Alley Cat, Beirut Rocks, The Bump, Tape, North of Providence and The Fairytale Revolution. Film credits include Skeleton Crew, All the Creatures Were Stirring, and as himself on My Big Fat Fabulous Life.

San Francisco, 1930's

The Time of Your Life <Scene 1>

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Dir. Kendrick Merdani


CAROLYN McCANDLISH (Mary) was a founding member of two immersive theater ensembles: art.party.theater.company (Meeting, Important; Starbox; Bad Romance; Bryant in the Park; Schooled) and Playing with Reality (Journey On, Give in to Sin, Properties of Play, This Is Storybox). Other theatre credits include: The Spoon River Project (Green-Wood Cemetery), Crimes of the Heart (Fable Farm Theatre), Stomp and Shout (Babel Theatre Project), Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater). Film credits include Whispers in the Dark (New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center), an interactive, 24-hour film that Carolyn co-produced, co-wrote, and assistant directed. Carolyn trained as an actor with Terry Knickerbocker and now teaches the Meisner technique at NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing and the Terry Knickerbocker Studio.

DAVE COLEMAN (Joe) is a NYC based actor and writer. He is very excited to be working on Last Call with some of his favorite actors. A graduate of Terry Knickerbocker and Wynn Handman studios, Dave most recently played Perry in Wil Calhoun's "Call It Clover" on Theatre Row. Dave can also be seen on this season of "Blue Bloods” on CBS, the upcoming remake of MGM's "War Games," and the series “Be Right Back.” He is grateful to be a part of William Saroyan’s play and hopes you enjoy!

The Bronx, 1980's

Savage in Limbo

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York.

Dir. Kendrick Merdani

JULIE ASRIYAN | "Denise Savage" & SYLVIE PRESTON | "Linda Rotunda"

JULIE ASRIYAN (Denise Savage) is an Actor, Filmmaker, Producer, Photographer and Editor who’s work has been featured in IndieWire Women & Hollywood, Huffington Post, NY Magazine, LA Magazine, Adweek and Time Out NY. She is a New York Innovative Theater Awards nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role and a 2017 Webby Award Honoree. NYC theater credits include: “Beirut Rocks” (The Flea) , “The Bump (The Flea) , “NINE” (Gene Frankel), “Souls on Parade” (Theater Row)as well as Project W Theater Festival - “Milk & Gall” and Women's Voices Theater Festival - “Kissed The Girls and Made Them Cry”. Julie is the co-creator of Casting Call | The Project – a viral web video confronting women’s representation in film and TV– dubbed “A Must-See Video” by RogerEbert.com . Her recent 60 second film HOME, an allegorical take on her own experience of forced displacement, has been named finalist in director’s Terry George x Creative Armenia human rights film challenge. Julie is thrilled to bring this new exciting project to NYC with wonderful collaborators and fellow alumni of William Esper Studio and Terry Knickerbocker Studio. www.JulieAsriyan.com

SYLVIE PRESTON (Linda Rotunda) Sylvie is a New York City native who began her studies at the distinguished Actors Studio under the direction of Ellen Burstyn, Al Pacino, and Elizabeth Kemp. Her studies there led her to William Esper's Studio, where she completed the two-year Meisner program under the direction of Terry Knickerbocker. She will next be seen in an official Made in New York project "Owls & Echoes: Unwind". "Owls & Echoes" was incubated by IFP, and will be participating in IFP film week in September. Additionally, she won the Best Actress in a Feature Length Narrative at the Red Dirt Film Festival 2018. She is New York City based, and thrilled to be working with her fellow Esper alumni for the first time since graduating.

San Francisco, 1930's

The Time of Your Life <Scene 2>

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Dir. Carolyn McCandlish


CRAIG COLASANTI (Krupp) is an actor, writer, director, and producer. Craig is currently in his seventh year of the Off Broadway hit play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, where he plays Major Roberts. Craig also has two independent feature films that he co-wrote, produced, directed and acted in, currently being screened in several major film festivals. Craig is honored to be a part of this amazing and creative project and he is beyond excited to work with such amazing talent.

SHAH MOTIA (Arab) is an actor and musician. He is a graduate of Terry Knickerbocker’s two-year Meisner acting conservatory program (Spring 2018) and grateful for the opportunity to study with Terry. Shah is also a founding member and guitarist of the band Ex Models, whose meld of post-punk, no wave, and avant-garde earned international critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times, The Village Voice, TimeOut, Pitchfork, NME, Arthur Magazine, Kerrang!, The Washington Post, San Francisco Bay Guardian and many other publications. Shah resides in Brooklyn.

Ireland, 1990's

The Weir

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York.

Dir. Carolyn McCandlish

JENNA CIRALLI | "Valerie" & Paul Wallace | "Finbar"

JENNA CIRALLI (Valerie) a Brooklyn based Actor, Writer and Producer, is originally from Great Falls, Montana. Jenna attended Willamette University and received a BA in Liberal Arts (Major: Theatre Arts, Acting, w/ Honors, Minor: English Literature). She is also a graduate of the William Esper Studio's 2 Year Professional Actor Training program where she studied with Terry Knickerbocker. Jenna's short film "Willow Creek Road" (Producer / co-Writer / Lead Actor) is presently on the film festival circuit (Montana Film Festival, Bozeman International Film Festival, Women Texas Film Festival, Monmouth, Chain NYC, and Crested Butte announced, Best Performance of Fest - Actors Awards, LA, Big Sky Grant recipient - Montana Film Office), directed by Francesca Mirabella (Tribeca All Access Program, Modern Love). Theatre credits include, NYC: Tennessee Williams "Fever" (Access Theater), "Israel Horovitz One Acts" (The Flea), "Birdbath" (Gene Frankel), "Dolores" (Barrow Group) and regionally: "Our Country's Good" (Irene Ryan nomination), "All My Sons," Eugene Ionesco's "The Lesson," and "MacBeth" (MT Shakespeare in the Parks). Co-Creator of viral video, Webby Award Nominee "Casting Call | The Project," a call to action for female driven content. www.jennaciralli.com / IMBD

PAUL WALLACE ( Finbar) is a NYC based Actor and Writer. He is a graduate of the William Esper Studio and Terry Knickerbocker Studio. Theater credits include, "King Lear" (The Secret Theatre), "Richard III" (Eastline Theatre), "Dickhead" (The Paradise Factory) and "The Butterfly Hour" (Theatre for the New City).

Dedicated to Connor Ferguson and the Ferguson clan.

DEREK MILLER (Jack) is an American Actor from Detroit Michigan. Derek has performed in Off Broadway productions (Rabbit Hole, Hamlet, Something Stupid, Emerald Eyes) since 2015. Derek has Trained at the William Esper and Terry Knickerbocker studios in New York for the past 4 years. Derek looks forward to developing his career in film and television.

Ireland, 2018

More Or Less

Dir. Kendrick Merdani

JULIAN JOSEPH | " Calvin" & LUCIA SAWH | "Luiza"

JULIAN JOSEPH (Calvin) Born in New York and raised by a family of entertainers, Julian was drawn to acting at a young age. After graduating from the William Esper Studio he soon was seen on CBS' Blue Bloods, NBC's The Philanthropist, Law & Order and the off broadway production of Bridesburg (Dir Jeff Barry). When the revered acting coach Terry Knickerbocker opened his new studio Julian decided to take the opportunity to dedicate 2 years to training with his now mentor. Since his training Julian has hit the ground running with readings, auditions and writing.

LUCIA SAWH (Luiza) Lucia is an actress and performer residing in Brooklyn, NY. She will appear in the upcoming independent films Once Upon A Time In the Bronx, Self Servers, and web series, Swipe Left. One of her proudest accomplishments this year was during her involvement in the production of Eve Ensler’s A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer, where she performed to raise money for the Voices of Women Organizing Project along with a collective of graduates from Terry Knickerbocker Studio. As a lover of dance and the human form as well, she choreographed her first solo piece as part of an abstract movement performance in April. Lucia completed conservatory training last year, studying under Terry Knickerbocker, and is currently delving into improv at UCB. She hopes to continue producing her own work in both film and movement theatre, while supporting causes that empower women. She’d like to thank her family for their constant support and encouragement of her dream, as well as Heloise Wilson for creating a beautiful story our generation knows all too well!


JENNA CIRALLI actor/producer + JULIE ASRIYAN actor/ producer

KENDRICK MERDANI is an Albanian-American actor. He was born under the name of Alban in Albania, and in the early 1990's his parents made the move to America. He has called this place home ever since. Birthed during the reign of the communist regime, the opportunities for him to explore and develop any artistic talents as a kid were none existent and always denied. After high school he made his first attempt into the acting world by moving to LA. For the next year and a half his life changed immensely. The experiences and lessons he learned about the craft of acting and the show business itself, increased his desire and fascination with the art of being a thespian and brought him back to NYC to study. He earned his Bachelor degree in Dramatic Arts at CUNY and furthermore continued his professional training as an actor at the William Esper Studio where he completed a two year intense Meisner program under the tutelage of Terry Knickerbocker. Since, he has also trained with Maggie Flanigan, as well as with Shane Ann Younts in her Voice, Speech and Shakespeare program. Kendrick now teaches the Meisner technique at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio.

HELOISE WILSON | playwright + KANA SATO | Movement Consultant

HELOISE WILSON (playwright | "More or Less" world premiere) is a writer, performer and sometimes filmmaker. Her work has been produced and curated at JACK, Dixon Place, The Flea and many other downtown venues. She is the recipient for the Himan Brown award and the Truman Capote Literary Trust. She is the second half of Little y a production company committed to exploring the power and complexity of marginalized women by starting with the question y ? Heloise is currently in pre production on her new TV pilot “ Weezy Goes Outside “. MFA Brooklyn College, Stella Adler Studio of Acting. heloisewilson.com

KANA SATO is an actor, dancer, physical performer, choreographer, and movement teacher. Kana is a movement faculty at Terry Knickerbocker Studio, where she thrives to help actors find their truth and creativity in their body. She has studied Meisner acting with Terry for over 8 years. Kana had toured internationally with Shen Wei Dance Arts, and holds a BFA in Dance from CSULB. Her theater credits include performances at Lincoln Center Theaterand New Ohio Theatre. Kana hails from Sendai, Japan. www.Kana-Sato.com

AUGUST 27- AUGUST 29, 2018



1 Jackson St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Created By
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