STORIES WORTH TELLING

An Evening Of(f)
by Eric Lomas & Robert G. Neumayr
WORLD PREMIERE

What
When
Where

This play with music tells the story of 4 unlikely friends, who are thrown together by fate (or coincidence?) and after many trials and tribulations, decide to form their own theatre company. Challenged by matters both private and professional, they soldier on towards their first ever premiere. Will they make it? And will their venture be a success?

Performances Tuesday-Saturday from May 10 - May 24, 2014

Curtain 7:30pm

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KIP - Theater im Cafè Prückel

Biberstraße 2
1010 Wien

Public Transport

U3 Stubentor, U4 Landstraße
S-Bahn Wien Mitte
Trams 1 & 2
Buses 3A & 74A

Cast

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Alan Burgon

Alan trained at the ‘Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama’; recently renamed ‘Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’. After graduating in 2008 he was granted a yearlong contract with the ‘Dundee Rep Theatre’. His credits there include: Nugget ‘Eqqus’, Ensemble ‘Peer Gynt’, Derek ‘Quelques Fleurs’, Nick ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’, Beast/Prince ‘Beauty and the Beast’, The Recruiter/Young Soldier/Young Peasant ‘Mother Courage’. Since moving to Vienna he has appeared on stage at the International Theatre as: Various roles ‘A Christmas Carol’, Inspector Goole ‘An Inspector Calls’, Greg ‘Relatively Speaking’, Ensemble ‘Mark Twain’s America’. He has also appeared as Dan ‘Butterflies are free' for ‘Vienna’s English Theatre’, and Jason ‘Ordinary Days’ for ‘Vienna Theatre Project.

Film credits include: Orlando ‘Grimm’s Snow White’, ‘The Asylum’.

Alan is Open House Theatre's General Manager, as well as an author and director.

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Chris
Eric Lomas

Eric is one of Open House Theatre founding members and departed from the company in September 2015 to pursue other matters. Currently he's executive director of Shakespeare in Styria.

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Piano
Stephanie Hacker

Stephie is an Austrian musician, based in Vienna. She studied piano and singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, receiving her Master of Arts degree in 2008. As a musician she is active in both jazz and classical music and works as a musical director and composer for Viennese theatre productions.

Within the last two years she released the critically acclaimed albums „Sensibility“ and „Cascade Effect“. She plays concerts with her „Stephie Hacker Band“ around the world.

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Jascha Geber

Jascha was born in Vienna and comes from a family of musicians. He began playing cello at the age of five and soon afterwards also discovered piano and guitar. Having been a member of several youth orchestras in Vienna, he currently works for several orchestras on both Austria and Germany.

Since 2011, he and his band have been sharing their songs on youtube, which Jascha composes, writes, interprets and accompanies on guitar. In 2012, he began training as a musical theatre actor at the Vienna Konservatorium. He has also staged and choreographed several small-scale shows.

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Robert G. Neumayr

Robert studied musical theatre at 'Performing Arts Studios Vienna'. He's been working in the performing arts for more than ten years now. After graduating engagements have taken him to the Raimund Theater, Theater der Jugend, Opera Graz, Volkstheater and the off-theatre scene in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Bolzano and Ljubljana.

Favourite parts have included Charlie Brown in “Charlie Brown”, The Eldest Magician in “Just So”, The Bullfrog in “Honk!”, The Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, Oliver Hardy in “Laurel & Hardy”, Clown in “A Winter's Tale” and Nick Bottom in “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. He's been working as an author and director for the past few years, and credits include "A Christmas Carol", "The Timekeepers", "The Turn of the Screw" and "Hypnosis".

Robert is Open House Theatre's Artistic Director and to keep the balance he's also a freelance programmer under the label „icatcher.at“

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Julia C. Thorne

Julia is a bilingual actress. Since graduating from drama school in Hamburg in 2010, she has worked both in English and in German theatre. Previous work includes: Carol in David Mamet's “Oleanna” at Theater Lüneburg, a year on tour with White Horse Theatre (parts included Nancy in “Oliver Twist”) and Sheila Birling in the International Theatre's production of J.B. Priestly's “An Inspector Calls”.

Julia is one of the founding members of Open House Theatre. She has appeared in “A Christmas Carol” (2012 and 2013), “The Collector”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, "An Evening Of(f)... and "Romeo & Juliet". She also works as the company's Educational Manager, in which capacity she is responsible for writing the annual children's show (“Dick Whittington and his Cat”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”) and organising workshops and performances in schools.

Julia is Open House Theatre's Educational Manager, as well as one of the founding members of the company.



Creative Team

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Director
Robert G. Neumayr

Robert studied musical theatre at 'Performing Arts Studios Vienna'. He's been working in the performing arts for more than ten years now. After graduating engagements have taken him to the Raimund Theater, Theater der Jugend, Opera Graz, Volkstheater and the off-theatre scene in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Bolzano and Ljubljana.

Favourite parts have included Charlie Brown in “Charlie Brown”, The Eldest Magician in “Just So”, The Bullfrog in “Honk!”, The Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, Oliver Hardy in “Laurel & Hardy”, Clown in “A Winter's Tale” and Nick Bottom in “A Midsummer Night's Dream”. He's been working as an author and director for the past few years, and credits include "A Christmas Carol", "The Timekeepers", "The Turn of the Screw" and "Hypnosis".

Robert is Open House Theatre's Artistic Director and to keep the balance he's also a freelance programmer under the label „icatcher.at“

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Director
Eric Lomas

Eric is one of Open House Theatre founding members and departed from the company in September 2015 to pursue other matters. Currently he's executive director of Shakespeare in Styria.

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Musical Director
Stephanie Hacker

Stephie is an Austrian musician, based in Vienna. She studied piano and singing at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, receiving her Master of Arts degree in 2008. As a musician she is active in both jazz and classical music and works as a musical director and composer for Viennese theatre productions.

Within the last two years she released the critically acclaimed albums „Sensibility“ and „Cascade Effect“. She plays concerts with her „Stephie Hacker Band“ around the world.

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Costume Design
Maria Krebs

Maria has been working as a costume designer and maker for over 12 years. She first started her collaboration with Eric Lomas on a musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", where she costumed a cast of 35. Since then, all of Lomas' productions were overseen by her.

Credits elsewhere include "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Twelfth Night", "The Taming of the Shrew", "The Merry Wives of Windsor" , "The Tempest" and "Romeo and Juliet" for Shakespeare in Styria, "Nur Ruhe", "Die Papiere des Teufels" (Nestroy) and "Hayfever" (Coward) in Vienna; since its inception, Maria has been Open House Theatre’s resident costume designer and has overseen every production ("A Christmas Carol", Laurel & Hardy", "Dick Whittington", "The Collector", "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", " The Picture of Dorian Gray", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "The Timekeepers", "An Evening Of(f)", "Romeo + Juliet", "The Turn of the Screw", Izzy the Witch", "The Glass Menagerie" and "Hypnosis").

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Assistant Director
Linda Starodub

After a globe-trotting UN career, Linda opted to remain in Vienna. She was delighted to discover a way to fuel her passion for all things theatre, by assisting in a various ways during rehearsals of OHT productions. She previously contributed, on stage and off, to amateur theatre in her native Toronto, and during her UN assignments in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, New York and Bonn.

She has earlier assisted with Open House Theatre’s four productions of "A Christmas Carol", as well as the company’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream", "Romeo and Juliet", "An Evening Of(f)...", "Hedda", and "The Importance of Being Earnest".

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Lighting
Gabriel Geber

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Deputy Stage Manager
Christine Thorne

Christine trained as an actress at La Compagnie Maritime in Montpellier. She holds a BA in English and French and a French Master's Degree in Theatre Studies. Christine was a member of the Youth Ensemble at Theater im e.novum, Lüneburg, for 8 years. Some of her favourite productions were: “Peer Gynt”, “Yvonne die Burgunderprinzessin”, and “Baal”.

Since moving to Vienna in 2013 and joining Open House Theatre, Christine's credits include: Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Margaret in Much Ado about Nothing, as well as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk, Lily in Lily in Fairytale Land, and Dick in Dick Whittington and his Cat. She also worked behind the scenes as an assistant director for A Christmas Carol, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and An Evening Of(f), and is Open House Theatre's Social Media Assistant.

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Production Manager
Paul Elsbacher

Despite his years, Paul has had a varied career, working for companies such as Telekom Austria AG, Comparex AG and is currently assistant to the management at KBS Kleider Bauer Betriebs-GmbH. He is also studying International Economics in Vienna and has gathered experience working abroad. At Open House, Paul is our Key Accountant and acts as producer of our productions. He liases with our corporate and private sponsors and, during times of performances, works as Front of House Manager.