One, Two, Whatever You Do…

Younger Child Productions presents
One, Two, Whatever you do…
a world premiere play

The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC
a production of The Present Company, August 12th – 28th
Tickets $15-18. For tickets visit

NEW YORK, NY – Younger Child Productions presents the world premiere production of One, Two, Whatever you do…, a new play by Vanessa Shealy, as part of the fifteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival. The play will have six performances at Fringe venue #12.
The 4th Street Theatre, 83 E.. 4th Street (btw. Bowery and Second Ave.)

SHOWTIMES:     Sun. Aug. 14 at 8pm       Wed. Aug. 17 at 2pm     Sat. Aug. 20 at 1:45pm  Mon. Aug. 22 at 5pm

Wed. Aug. 24 at 9:30pm       Sun. Aug. 28 at 2:15pm

(TRT – 90 mins, no intermission)

In One, Two, Whatever you do… Former child star Angela L. Wilcox finds herself desperate for a job. But things spin out of control when she tells one teensy fib – and it goes viral! To save her name, the starlet highjacks a local children’s theater production to beg the audience to tweet, or not to tweet. The play that results is a darkly comic tale about a public face and the cost of keeping it well made up.

The creative team is headed by Playwright Vanessa Shealy and Director Melissa Attebery, who have been developing this piece in The Actors Studio Playwright Director Workshop and ESPA/Primary Stages.

Playwright Vanessa Shealy, who also stars as Angela, makes her return to FringeNYC following her critically acclaimed play, Tea in the Afternoon, in FringeNYC 2006.  Other plays include American Drum Circle (Actors Studio Spring Festival, ESPADrills) and A Captive Audience (upcoming Estrogenius Festival, Nov. 2011).

Melissa Attebery’s New York stage directing credits include original works at venues such as The Abingdon, HERE, Queens Theatre in the Park, FringeNYC, TADA and Westbeth. Melissa also assistant-directed for Tina Howe at the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

The cast includes stand up comic and actor, Rick Younger (Paramount pictures Morning Glory; national tour of RENT). Younger also appears every month on NBC’s The Today Show. Also starring: Ilana Becker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Hinterland, Spoiled Cherries), Kelly Strandemo (Antigone Noir, Othello), Ivan Perez (The Berenstain Bears) as well as the playwright, Vanessa Shealy (Crooked, ATWT).

Costuming this production is Donald Sanders, of the Tony Award-winning William Ivey Long Studio (Hairspray, The Boy From Oz, Chicago). Donnie’s original costumes have also been admired in the Bloomingdales’s Christmas windows.  Broadway lighting designer David Castaneda (Irene’s Vow, Marvin’s Room) will light the performance, and Helen Ammon serves as set designer.

The award-winning production company, Younger Child Productions was born five years ago to produce and develop independent theater, film (shorts, features and webisodes), and live comedy in New York City.  One, Two, Whatever you do… will be their second production for FringeNYC.

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Angela L. Wilcox Blog


Artwork available here

Meet The Cast info at (click on One, Two, Whatever you do, and then click Meet Us)

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Reach Out And Touch

Last month, I did a post on collecting biz cards.  Now, I wanna know how often do you go through those old contacts and reach out? How often? Damn.  What good is it if you have all these contacts and you don’t interact with them?

Last year around this time, I was looking through my old contact list so that I could find someone to say, “long time no speak.”  I was also looking to drum up some business as well.  As a small biz owner, no matter the economic climate, you should constantly tap into your networks in order to find work. Well I did  catch up with quite a few folks. And while some of them couldn’t hire me or jump in to some ventures with me immediately, a few of them came back to me months later with some checks (or Paypal transactions).

I think it’s obvious to guess what would have happened if I didn’t decide to reach out and touch some old colleagues.  I truly believe that when you are in your respective game for a long time and run your own shop, you don’t get biz by mailing out your CV.  It’s not what you know, but who you know.  And Larry Sharpe would go one more step by adding, “It’s not who you know, but how well they know you.”

So get out there and nurture those relationships.  Saying hello after 5 years makes (dollars and) sense.

Have any of your dormant friendships turned into dollars?