AFO Solo Shorts
Round 3: YOUNG AUDIENCES
THE LAND OF MYA PARTMENT
NICK ABEEL is a Brooklyn-based artist who performs, writes, directs, edits video and designs sound, and works as a foley artist from time to time. You can hear Nick play a T-Rex Professor in the Audible Original: History of the 3rd Robot War, which is a 6-part parody lecture series he co-wrote with his comedy company Recent Cutbacks. Nick is also a veteran company member of Broken Box Mime Theater, collaboratively creating and performing contemporary stories entirely through movement. These two companies form the backbone of Nick's creative work, but he's also performed at The PIT, UCB, Keen Company, 59E59, The Tank, The Duplex, Dixon Place, the Denver Center and the Kennedy Center. He's developed new work with All For One, New Dramatists, MTC, NY Stage and Film, Partial Comfort, Primary Stages, The Lark, and New Georges. Nick also recently appeared in Chisa Hutchinson's film The Subject, starring Jason Biggs and directed by Lanie Zipoy. Check out more of Nick's solo green-screen work at nickabeel.com.
YOUR TOYS ARE GAY
JONATHAN ALEXANDRATOS (they/them) is a Non-Binary, New York City-based playwright and essayist whose work lives at the intersection of pop culture and ancient Queerness. They won a 2020 Parity Commission from Parity Productions for their play Turning Krasniqi, the story of Hannah's transition to become Burrnesha. Their award-winning work has been produced internationally, with the support of companies like PEACE Productions, Nashville Repertory Theatre's Ingram New Works Lab, Fresh Ground Pepper, Mission to (dit)Mars, and others. Beyond the stage, Jonathan teaches at Queensborough Community College and writes academic essays about toys, some of which can be found in their edited collection, Articulating the Action Figure: Essays on the Toys and Their Messages. Find them on Instagram @toy_circus.
SEASON OF ICE,
OR THE GROWN-UP TOY STORY MONOLOGUE
AMANDA DELALLA is a NY-based writer and actress. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and the Staten Island Women's Playwright Collective, and currently works at 321 Theatrical Management. Onstage roles include Mother (The Oldest Boy), Gilmer (Godspell), Margot Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank), Ms. Darbus (Disney’s High School Musical), and Officer Brophy (Arsenic and Old Lace). As a writer, she is the lyricist and librettist for two musicals, as well as three full-length dramas and a solo show. Her work has been presented in a variety of venues, including Lincoln Center, The Tank, Dixon Place, Scranton Fringe, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Her play Reversal will be seen next as part of The Pressure Players' inaugural season. As a rule, Amanda uses her experiences with living on the autism spectrum to craft stories about emotion and resilience. She is also glad to be collaborating with AFO again after serving as a Production Assistant for 2019's Open.