Saturday September 12, 2015 at 8pm
Past comedy events have sold out so early ticket purchase is recommended.
Tickets are just $20.
Katherine Williams is a NYC-based stand-up comic, actor and playwright. She recently appeared on AX TV’s Gotham Comedy Live.
As a stand-up comic, Katherine is a chronic oversharer, from her awkward attempts at intimacy to quieting the paranoid voices in her head. The youngest child from a devout Irish Catholic family, she experiences soul-crushing guilt and constant shame on a near-daily basis.
Six of her plays have been produced in Manhattan including My Dead Mother is Funnier Than you (Plaidbird Productions) and The Shih Tzu Doesn’t Like Lesbians (On the Leesh Productions). Her comedic solo show, CALL ME, was accepted into three New York theater festivals in 2010-2011, including the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Katherine has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival (2009, 2010) and the New York International Fringe Festival (2009, in Meryl Cohn’s sold-out hit, And Sophie Comes Too). Her work has been reviewed by Show Business Weekly and nytheatre.com. She was recently interviewed for Morgan Spurlock’s latest venture, Failure Club, an online series for Yahoo.
“Katherine Williams is really funny.” – nytheatre.com, August 2009, And Sophie Comes Too
Frank Liotti is a stand-up comic living in New York City. He just completed filming a pilot for LOGO, titled “Everyone’s a Little Gay.” In addition, was seen headlining at Caroline’s on Broadway, and performs stand-up comedy across America.
His sardonic wit and unique stream of consciousness style have won him praise in the prestigious Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and the Long Island Laugh Off, and he’s been a finalist in every festival he’s entered to date. As an actor, he was seen playing criminals in Gotham on Fox, Blue Bloods, multiple episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Fox TV’s Jonny Zero,Canterbury’s Law with Julianna Margulies, and others.
A graduate of Yale School of Drama as well as SUNY Purchase, he landed the cover of The New York Times Arts and Leisure section for the production of Cats Talk Back — a mockumentary of life as a cast member within the Broadway hit Cats — which was the winner of “Best Overall Production” in the 2003 NYC Fringe Festival. It was also performed at Yale Cabaret, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and revived in The Fringe’s 2011’s “Best Of” series. He also appears in the 2012 film BearCity2.
“…A teriffic Frank Liotti” -New York Magazine
“Frank Liotti is a scream” -Time Out New York
Adam Oliensis has been working in comedy for longer than he cares to admit. Not just as a Stand-Up Comedian but also in acting, writing, directing, and producing for TV, theatre, film, and commercials. The Journal News has dubbed him Rockland County’s King of Comedy.
In his stand-up, Adam explores the lessons in humility he’s learning from his wife and especially from his children, along with the adjustments being forced on him by genuine adulthood. Having lived as a child in East Africa, studied martial arts in India, and languished spiritually in New Jersey, Adam is attuned to the absurdities that arise in the everyday, mining both the ironies and silliness that exist in the most humbling situations (with which he continues to gain vast experience).
Adam has recently opened for such comedy legends and luminaries as Robert Klein, Colin Quinn, Gilbert Gottfried, and Larry Miller. He performs at comedy clubs all over New York City and the surrounding area, including regularly at Gotham Comedy Club and Levity Live, as well as at Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, The Laugh Lounge, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, and Treehouse Comedy. Also at colleges, corporate & private events, synagogues, theatres, and JCCs throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
As a writer, Adam co-authored the movie, The Pompatus of Love, with Jon Cryer (Best Comedy, Worldfest-Houston), which he also co-produced and in which he stars along with Mr. Cryer and Kristen Scott Thomas.
Adam’s plays have been produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, among other companies in New York, as well as in Los Angeles and regionally, and his work has been published by Dramatists Play Service. He has also penned several TV pilots, which have been produced for Cable TV.
As an actor, Adam has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, in the movies, on episodic TV, and in hundreds of TV and radio commercials.
He has been nominated for a Clio Award (the Oscars of commercials) for Best Performance. He’s also been nominated as a producer for both Tony & Drama Desk Awards for Best Revival. (And, no, it’s not an honor just being nominated. Just being nominated sucks.)
Highlights from Past Special Events
The Schoolhouse Theater proudly hosted, “Discussion: Theater Finds an Audience on the Autism Spectrum” on Tuesday, August 18th at 7pm.
This panel discussion was a follow-up to the recent Journal News profile of theater for the autistic spectrum community featuring The Yellow Finch Project and the Trusty Sidekick Theater Company. The Schoolhouse Theater also presented the premiere of the Yellow Finch Project’s “Bookmarks: Step into Spectacular Story Adventures”, on April 11 to wide acclaim.