MISTER MISS AMERICA
written and performed by Neil D'Astolfo
January 31 & February 1, 2020 at HERE
Tonight. Is. The. Night. Y'all. It's the 85th Annual Miss Southwestern Virginia Pageant, and Derek Tyler Taylor is fightin' tooth and well-manicured nail to win the crown. But when the road to victory is bumpier than a sock fulla Skittles™, Derek must decide how dirty he's willing to play to make his lifelong dream come true.
Mister Miss America has been developed through AFO's Solo Collective (SoCo).
A workshop production
January 31 | 8:30p
February 1 | 4:00 p & 8:30p
Written and performed by Neil D'Astolfo*
Scenic Design by Casey Alexander Smith
Costume Design by Andrea Hood
Lighting Design by Wyatt Moniz
Sound Design by Justin Propper
Production Stage Manager Michelle Tuite*
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(Enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring)
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This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE’s curated rental program,
which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Equity Approved Showcase
NEIL D'ASTOLFO* (duh-STAHL-fo) (Playwright/Performer) is a New York-based actor, comedian and writer. Acting credits include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Family (Pershing Square Signature Center Studio), as well as workshops at Cherry Lane Theatre, NYSAF, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Soho Rep and Women’s Project Theatre. TV: "The Path" (Hulu), "Understudies" (dailymotion). Film: The Healer. Voiceover: ExxonMobil (original voice of the “Energy Lives Here” global campaign), Ford, Heineken, Kleenex, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Viacord, etc. Neil’s first full-length play, Shameless, received a staged reading at Atlantic Stage 2 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Series and made him a 2017 Semi-Finalist for a Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. His second play, Mister Miss America, has made Neil a finalist at SPACE and was recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios. Neil is currently an actor at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre’s Maude Night, performing on house sketch team Glamour College. He can also be seen improvising all over New York City with his indie team, Plastic Bones. Neil is currently an adjunct professor at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts. He is also a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and teaches at MNDFL Meditation. Education: BA, Middlebury College; MFA Acting, Columbia University. neildastolfo.com
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HERE's Winter SUBLETSERIES: CO-OP
*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.