Bob Brader • Writer / Performer
is an award winning actor, writer and monologist. Spitting In The Face Of The Devil, Bob’s acclaimed solo show, has toured all over the U.S. and Canada and won 7 Best of Awards including Best Show of the London Fringe and Best Script and Best Encore at the Untied Solo Theatre Festival. Bob’s brand new retelling of the story on the RISK! Podcast was called by RISK! creator and host Kevin Allison: "An absolute stunner. Bob Brader's story ‘Spitting in the Face Of The Devil’ is one of our best episodes ever." Bob made his international debut at the London Fringe Festival with his second solo show, Preparation Hex, a hemorrhoid tale and love story, which toured Canada and played in NYC at the Directors Company and the United Solo Festival. His new monologue, Smoker, had its world premiere on Theatre Row as part of United Solo, where it won the Best Autobiographical Show Award and went on to a highly acclaimed Canadian tour. Bob’s numerous acting credits include headlining the two-actor NYC run as well as the sold-out international tour of CIRCLE (Most Daring Show, London Fringe). He was in the original cast of We Call Her Benny and performed in both the recent tour and original five-month NYC run of BITE with JMTC Theatre, for which he is Executive Director. Other New York Theatre credits include Bryan Enk and Matt Gray’s supernatural theatrical serial, Penny Dreadful, at the Brick Theater (Teddy Roosevelt) and numerous DMTheatrics’ productions: Girls School Vampire, Bitch Macbeth, Who in the Hell is the Real Live Lorelei Lee? and Antony and Cleopatra (Caesar, OOBR Award). Film credits include Eat Me and DelanoCelli Productions’ award winning Brooklyn in July. Bob trained with the Stella Adler Conservatory at the Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of the United Solo Academy, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.
Director / Developer
is an award-winning playwright and director. She is the director and developer of Bob Brader’s internationally acclaimed, award-winning solo shows including Spitting In The Face Of The Devil. Other solo show directing: Gloria Rosen’s award-winning Listen…Can You Hear Me Now?, Sarah Elizabeth Greer’s Bio-Hazard: A Relative Comedy (United Solo Europe 2016), Canadian Burlesque star Rosie Bitts’ Stories of Love and Passion (US and Canadian tour) and her new play, The Good Adoptee (Best Autobiographical Script and Best Actress, United Solo: extensive and ongoing U.S. tour). Her play, CIRCLE, ran for five months Off Broadway, had a Sold-Out International Tour where it was awarded “Most Daring Show” of the London Fringe and was called “ingenious” by The New York Times. Playwriting and directing credits: a six month NYC run of her cult hit, Icons & Outcasts; a five month NYC run and an international tour of BITE and multiple NYC productions of her celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny, which Broadway World called “the future of theatre”. Directing: Frank D. Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses at the Celebration Theatre in Los Angeles and the short film, Jennifer Monroe, P.I., a finalist in Flicks on 66. Suzanne studied playwriting with Romulus Linney and Adrienne Kennedy and holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. She is a member of the United Solo Academy and the Dramatists Guild.
Michael Koch • Graphic Design / Photography
is a freelance graphic designer and Resident Graphic Designer of JMTC Theatre.
Shar Adrias • Video Production / Production Photography
is the owner and Creative Director of Movements by Shar. Shar established a film company in 2005. Having been a dancer all her life and a choreographer, she brings a special kind of texture and vision to her projects. She operates on instinct and feeling, rather than math and science. Specializing in documentary and dance, her passion is in the art of story telling. "The world is so full of stories. I'd like to tell as many I can, for as long as I can.”
Katie Chai • Lighting Design
A stage manager and technician originally from Dallas, TX and a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, she has worked with many companies in New York City, including American Globe Theatre, Horse Trade Theater Group, Playwright's Realm and others. She has also worked with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, NY Frigid Festival and the NYC Fringe Festival. This is her fifth year with the United Solo Festival.
JMTC Theatre • Producer
is an award-winning, international, artist-driven theatre company creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC Theatre combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions in New York City and collaborated with over 100 incredible theater artists. Past productions include Suzanne Bachner’s award-winning Off Broadway hit, CIRCLE; Thom Fudal’s daring production of Shakespeare’s Othello starring Patrick Hillan and Geoffrey Owens; Bob Brader’s acclaimed solo show, Spitting In The Face Of The Devil and Suzanne Bachner’s celebrated kaleidoscopic memoir play, We Call Her Benny. JMTC has presented work at PSNBC@HERE and 20th Century Fox at the Coronet Theater in LA, The Duplex, The National Arts Club, Flicks on 66 Wild West Digital Shootout (Finalist), the first-ever and 2nd annual FRIGID New York Festival, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (Best of the Fest) and the London Fringe Festival, among many others. JMTC ran its own unique white box theater space in Chelsea for four years, is a Resident Company Emeritus at Pulse Ensemble Theatre and the Actors Institute and has received four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe.