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Bohemian Archaeology Productions BOO(zy) Moves to DR2 Theatre at 9PM, New Casting Announced

OCTOBER 28 & 29, 9PM @ 
Five of Chicago’s most twisted and original writers join five of New York’s most talented actors for two nights of Halloween tales. From getting freaked out to getting their freak on these storytellers tell twisted tales to get you in the Hallows’ Eve mood. These stories are accompanied by a live musical soundscape by Ryan Blotnick and are paired with a boozy drink, one that best embodies the theme of each story. 
On Halloween night, a young hipster gets freaky with a hot DJ and wonders what happens when the costumes come off (Blood-Orange Martini); a homeless man jams to ‘80s rock with a broomstick (Jack-O-Lantern 'n Coke); a backpacker finds herself surrounded by freaks in the Red Light District of Amsterdam (Green-Eyed Schnapps Monster); and a bike racer dons her superhero cape and rides for her life (Freaky-gin Fizz).
BOO(zy) will feature STEPHANIE BRATNICK (Nathan the Wise and Twelfth Night at The Pearl Theatre Company, Cherry Orchard at Steppenwolf Theater Company), JAMES RYAN CALDWELL (Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Playwrights Horizons, Ex-Antwone at P.S. 122, Both Sides and Don Juan at Classic Stage Company, Uhaul Trilogy at Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, and Johnny Apple@#%*er at The Ohio Theatre), LENA HART (veteran at regional theaters such as Chautauqua Theatre Company and Clarence Brown Theatre, Summer and Smoke at The Clurman Theatre, King John at Gorilla Shakespeare Project), NATHAN KAUFMAN (multiple roles at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Bohemian Archaeology’s Time Flies and Others by Ives, Beyond Therapy and Holidays Uncorked), and KELLY WARNE (Aunt Bea in Ramona Quimby at Theaterworks/USA (tour), The Country Wife and Presence of a Man at Creative Place Theater). 
The show, presented by Bohemian Archaeology Productions, will play a limited two-night engagement at the DR2 Theatre (101 East 15th Street), October 28 & 29 at 9pm. Tickets ($18, $15 students/seniors) are available by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444 or online at Halloween cocktails ($4-$8) and a variety of specialty beers ($4-$6) will be available for purchase in the lobby before the show and during intermission. Drinks will be allowed (and encouraged!) in the theater. 
BOHEMIAN ARCHAEOLOGY PRODUCTIONS is committed to creating effervescent theater by digging into new and established work. Their theater process is like an archaeological dig. They start with a script (the bare bones, so to speak) and extrapolate meaning to create a social, human environment for the script to thrive. By working directly with playwrights and involving them in the rehearsal process, they strive to breathe new life into their work.
RYAN BLOTNICK (Guitarist/Sound Designer) has been called "a vital contemporary voice" by Time Out New York, "an authentic, compelling player" by Cadence Magazine, and has garnered praise from guitarists John Abercrombie, Steve Cardenas and Ben Monder. Albums: "Music Needs You" (with Pete Robbins, Albert Sanz and Joe Smith), "Everything Forgets" for Songlines (withJ eff Williams (of Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, etc.), Joachim Badenhorst (of the Han Benink Trio), and the Irish bassist Simon Jermyn).  He has led a quartet with Jonathan Rossman, a septet with Tyshawn Sorey and Thomas Morgan, a quintet with Albert Sanz and Bill McHenry, a trio with RJ Miller and Chris Higgins as well as playing as a side man with many well-known New York musicians including Lee Konitz.
JORDANA KRITZER (Director) is the founder of Bohemian Archaeology Productions and has served as the Artistic Director since it’s inception in 2006. Trained in acting and directing at Washington University in St. Louis, she is the recipient of the Margaret Ewing Excellence in Acting Award in 2002. During her training, Kritzer directed the inaugural university production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues as well as Psycho Beach Party, Death and the Maiden, Midnight Rodeo, Prowlers, and Stars. She toured the Northwest with Seattle Opera’s Young Artist Program performing Mozart’s Magic Flute and directed Pirates of Penzance and Oklahoma at Seattle’s Civic Light Opera and Our Town at Youth Theatre Northwest. For Bohemian Archaeology, she has directed Beyond Therapy, Time Flies and Others By Ives, SIN, Holidays Uncorked, and Second Intention. Other favorite projects include BASH (Abingdon Theatre), Animal Farm and A View From the Bridge (Lasting Impressions), The Happy Prince (Minor Latham Playhouse), Project 30 (Another Urban Riff Productions), and Yes This Really Happened to Me (Theatre Seven of Chicago). Kritzer was named “100 Jews You Should Know” in the Entrepreneur category by HEEB Magazine in 2007 for directing critically acclaimed productions during medical school.
KIM MORRIS (Writer) is the Director of Story Development at 2nd Story of Chicago. Her work has appeared in journals such as New City, No touching, and Toasted Cheese
MARGOT BORDELON (Writer) is a Chicago based writer, director and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago and a company member of Serendipity Theatre Collective. In Chicago, she has also worked with Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, Timeline, Pavement Group, Live Bait, Around the Coyote, Bailiwick and Hell in a Handbag. Before moving to Chicago in 2004, Margot lived in Seattle where she worked with Seattle Repertory Theatre, Empty Space, University of Washington PATP, Live Girls! and Double Shot Productions. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Directing at Yale University.
BOBBY BIEDRZYCKI (Writer) is a writer and performer who is an adjunct faculty of the fiction-writing department at Columbia College Chicago where he teaches classes in both fiction and film.
MOLLY EACH (Writer) covers style and fashion for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Collection Magazine, CS Magazine, Store Adore and Newcity. She's performed at reading series RUI and for WBEZ's Eight-Forty-Eight and her work has appeared in the publications Annalemma Quarterly, Hair Trigger, the Story Week Reader, and on websites and She is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College.
DOUG WHIPPO (Writer) teaches reading development, creative writing and English-as-a-Second Language through various schools. Excerpts from his novel, Jelly's Last Dance, appear in Hair Trigger issues 22, 23 and 28, as well as in F Magazine.
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