Manuel Igrejas (Playwright) Known in theater as the longtime publicist for Blue Man Group, Richard Foreman, Elizabeth Streb, among many others, Igrejas has written fiction--Men on Men 4 and poetry--A New Geography of Poets. Plays include Shrinkage, Kitty and Lina, Miss Mary Dugan and Hassan and Sylvia (both directed by David Hilder) Hassan and Sylvia is included in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2011. Hassan and Sylvia, Miss Mary Dugan (both best play winners at the Fresh Fruit Festival) and Margarita and Max are available at www.indietheaternow.com. Margarita and Max won Best Short Play, Best Director and Best Actress Awards at the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival. Other plays include No Strings Attached (formerly NSA) O’Neill semi-finalist 2013, Finalist, The Asuncion Project, Left Out Festival, 2014. and upcoming production at Stage Left Studio, July-August 2014. Other plays include Chantal, Lisbon and Pittsburgh! firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mannyigrejas.com
Robert Teague (Director) Bob came back to theater after a 20-year career in journalism because he had a burning desire to be a part of the creation of new work like No Strings Attached. Since reestablishing a New York beachhead in 2008, he has been involved in dozens of productions - as a producer, actor, director, playwright and stage hand. With every project, he has been awed by the talent and fearlessness the actors, directors and playwrights involved exhibited. This project is no different. You can email Bob at email@example.com. He'd love to hear from you.
Casey Burden (Monty) is thrilled to be working on another Manuel Igrejas play. His first Igrejas introduction was playing Ozzie and Jimmy in Hassan and Sylvia at the Fresh Fruit Festival. Since then he has kept himself busy directing around the city. Recently Casey has been popping up in Cabarets and is getting ready to star in his own. When he's not directing, acting or singing at piano bars, Casey, a proud nerd, surrounds himself with databases, web sockets and http servers. It's been wonderful exploring and seeing this piece grow after being a part of one of the early readings of No Strings Attached. Thanks, Manny!
Afrim Gjonbalaj (Luis) is an Albanian/American Actor and Martial Artist, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Afrim received his B.A. in Theater with a concentration in Acting from Buffalo State College in 2006. Since then he has worked with Andre De Shields & James Rado (HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical as "Berger"), Peter Michael Marino (A Christmas Twist as "Tiny Twist") and Christopher Eaves (The 4th Wise Man as "Ekron"). He was most recently seen on Season 3 of UNFORGETTABLE (CBS) Episode 2 (The Combination) as Albanian mobster "Edon Dervishi". Afrim has also trained at the Canadian National Voice Intensive and The Labyrinth Theater Company. "We Are All One".
Kevin Pérez (Stefan) Born in San Juan Puerto Rico. Kevin Pérez graduated from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelors degree in theater. While in the UPR, he was a street clown and put up various experimental plays with friends. He studied for a summer in experimental theater in Ecuador and Peru before moving to NYC. After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts he's been involved in numerous Spanish speaking plays in the city. Other jobs and interest include mask making, film production and Music.