Take Me Out

A man and a teenager find themselves in a rooftop for different reasons and yet manage  to connect with each other over a favorite past time

Photo by Julio Javier Vargas

Photo by Julio Javier Vargas

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Chip Bolcik, Playwright

Chip Bolcik has written 108 plays to date.  His favorites include the play you are seeing tonight.  Chip’s play, The Field Trip,premiered at The Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, where it was chosen as best play in the 2017 Downtown Urban Arts Festival.  Ferry Limbo, premiered last year at HERE in NYC to standing room only audiences.   The Blizzard won best play at the Strawberry One-Act Festival.  In The Third Person and Suit Yourself each won Manhattan Rep's One-Act competition.  The Writerwon The Seven Festival in Albuquerque, NM, and A Rocky Relationship won the Midtown International Theatre Festival.   Expecting Hamilton closed this year’s Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, AK, and has played all over the U.S.  Chip’s new play, Art Strike premiered at this year’s Artist Exchange One-Act Festival in Cranston, RI.  The Sundog Theatre in Staten Island has mounted three of Chip’s plays, including Staten Island Fairy Tale, Lovin’ The Boat and this year’s Poof!.   The Caleb Reece festival of New Plays in Phoenix premiered Jungle Dining and featured Expecting Hamilton in their recent festival.   The Knee To My Heart had its world premiere at the Montgomery Playhouse in Chip’s home town of Gaithersburg, MD.  Breaking Out Is Hard To Do premiered at the Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC.  The World’s Worst Puppeteers had its first public showing at the Last Frontier Theater Conference.  Chip has studied playwriting with Emily Mann and Lucas Hnath, and thanks his home theater, The Ruskin Group Theatre, in Santa Monica, CA for premiering so many of his plays.


César Di Bello, Director

César Di Bello used to work in a grey job doing doing a good amount of money while his inner child voice was getting louder and louder. Now, he prefers to work on the greatest playground of all, a stage. This is his debut as a director and he would like to thank Kelly and Salim for this opportunity to tell stories that could change lives. He would also like to thank his cast for their courage and trust. Recent films: "Paloma" directed by Jean Lee, "Defeet" directed by Vittoria Campaner, "Pasarea" directed by Mikaela Bruce and the feature film "Pecado Original" directed by Jean Lee. Recent plays: "Compañía" directed by Paul Alcaide. 

Gracias por vuestro apoyo! Mucho amor!


Fira Budiman, Louis

Fira Budiman is an LA based actress from Indonesia. She started acting from a young age and played the title role in a production of Annie. Though she wanted to continue her acting pursuits after highschool, circumstances led her to take up a degree in filmmaking at the Jakarta Institute of Arts. During which she continued to act in independent short films, including the Indonesian short film, PASSO (dir. AB Kusuma) which went to win the Best Short Film Award at the Short Film Festival of Jabodetabeka in 2013. In 2015, she took her completed BFA and relocated to Los Angeles; enrolling at the Stella Adler Academy of Theatre and Film. 

Her theatrical credits since then include, The Vampyr (Lady Harwood dir. Rick Peters), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Saint Monica dir. Alex Aves), Hamlet (Polonius / Priest, dir. Tim McNeil). 

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Arthur Louis Fuller, Josh

Actor, writer, director, from Philly.  Stella Adler is home.