SoloLab – ON THE SPOT:
A challenge for three solo performers: A monologuist, a poet, and a clown
November 8th at 7:00pm
We’re taking 3 stellar solo performers from three different disciplines and challenging them to make something new On The Spot!
Come see the monologuist (Lucie Pohl), The Poet (Darian Dauchan), and The Clown (Mark Gindick) show off a bit of their best work. Then you, the audience, provide the suggestions that they must use to create a brand new piece, right then and there!
Witness the exciting creation of a new piece before your eyes! Watch these performers soar above the challenge, or crumble under the pressure. Either way it’s sure to be a fun night with three amazing performers and hosted by All For One favorite, Katie Northlich!
Katie Northlich is an actress, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and acting coach. She is a Four Time National Monologue Champion, having written, performed and produced original work since 2001. Her solo shows The Panic Diaries, Panel, and Character Forum: A Thesis, have played to critical acclaim and sold out Off-Broadway houses in New York City, including the Cherry Lane. Her work was chosen as a premiere piece in opening Stage Left Studio’s first season, NYC’s only Solo Repertory Theatre. She was also one of only 20 performers invited to perform in the inaugural year of the All For One Theatre Festival, celebrating the best solo performance in NYC. Katie’s play “Two Of Them, Looking,” was selected in the fall of 2013 for Emerging Artist Theatre’s New Work Series. As a teacher at the New York Film Academy in the Acting, Animation and Game Design departments, Katiewrote and debuted a curriculum called The Comedy Program. She is also a private Solo Performance and Acting coach. Filmmaker and founding member of the HotWrap Film Collective, NYC. Select Acting credits include: TELEVISION: CBS- Original Pilot, The Discovery Channel- Original Pilot, LifeTime, The Food Network, VH1, AMC, Virgin Mobile and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network. FILM: Lifeless (Dir. VP Boyle,) But Not For Me (Dir. Ryan Carmichael;) NEW YORK: Twelfth Night (Princeton Repertory;) And Then Like Ophelia (Princeton Repertory;) One, Two, Whatever You Do (The Actors’ Studio;) Arturo’s Window (The York Theatre;) COMEDY/SOLO PERFORMANCE/ INTERNATIONAL: The Improv, Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The People’s Improv Theatre, The Magnet, Stage Left Studio, The Bowery Poetry Club, Gotham City Improv, Parkside Lounge, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Comix, The World Expo and La Sala Mirador. As a dancer Katie toured Europe. UC Irvine: BA, Drama.
Lucie Pohl is a German born NYC raised comedian, actor, writer and solo show performer. “Like a Tasmanian devil-chameleon hybrid Pohl is a master of her own unique craft” (Broadway Baby). Her 5 star solo show debut Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler performed to sold out houses at 59E59 Theaters OFF Broadway, the West End in London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. Her second solo show Cry Me A Liver debuted at the PIT’s SOLOCOM Festival in NYC and had a month long residency at Stage Left Studios as well as performances at Dixon Place a.o. Film: Magi (J-Plan), Not Fade Away (Paramount Vantage), El Cielo Es Azul (Vox3 Films) a.o. Theatre: Three Graces (Immigrant’s Theater Project/3-LD), Alma Mahler: Widow of the 4 Arts (The Los Angeles Theatre), Vocal Migrations (LaMaMa). MFA in Acting from the University of the Arts in Berlin. Lucie likes David Hasselhoff and foot massages. ,
Darian Dauchan is an award winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on both Broadway (Twentieth Century) and Off-Broadway Theatre (Jean Cocteau Rep., Classical Theatre of Harlem). TV credits include “Law and Order” and Nickelodeon’s “Bet the House”. He is the 2012 winner of The Jerome Foundation’s Stakeholder’s Choice Award and one of his most recent shows Death Boogie, A Hip Hop Poetry Musical, was the 2012 winner of two Edinburgh Fringe Festival Musical Theatre Matters Awards for BEST New Music and BEST Innovation of a Musical. His band The Mighty Third Rail are 2014 American Music Abroad Finalists for the U.S. State Department and in February performed at SPKRBOX, the first Hip Hop Theatre Festival in Norway. Darian Dauchan
Mark Gindick is a professional actor, clown, physical comedian, director, teacher and writer/creator of his own theatrical shows. Wing-Man, his original theatrical piece without one spoken word, won BEST ONE-MAN SHOW in United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo festival of it’s kind in the world. Mark has appeared in major feature films, including the Nora Ephron comedy Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep; on televison, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was featured in The PBS mini series CIRCUS; starred Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in the New York Times acclaimed hit The Comedy Trio Happy Hour, Happyhourclowns.com; clowned on circuses such as Ringling Brothers and the Big Apple Circus as well as teaching clowning at SUNY Purchase college and other New York City venues. Mark wrote and starred in How To Be A Manat the Palace of Variety on 42nd Street (NYC) and Mark’s unique blend of vaudeville, dance, and physical comedy earned him three Golden Nose Awards.
Saturday, November 8th at 7:00pm
The Paradise Factory
64 E 4th St.
NY, NY, 10003