Thursday, April 1, 2010

Way of the Word: Poems to Plays Part II-Scrabble (or Nietzsche)

Scrabble (or Nietzsche)
By Marissa Forbes
Directed by Chase Voorhees

Dan Whalen as Friedrich Nietzsche

Mary Hynes as Lizzy White

Marissa Forbes
Marissa Forbes (Playwright/Way of the Word: Poems to Play Producer) is a lover of words. Born in Colorado, she has transplanted her self in various cities around the country and finally made a permanent home in Brooklyn NY. Graduating from Pratt Institute in the Writing for Publication, Performance, and Mass Media program in 2008 has opened doors to publishing poems in Imitation Fruit and flash fiction in Language and Culture, as well as compiling and editing the first annual REPUBLIC Worldwide "Way of the Word" poetry anthology. Forbes is the Blog Editor/Project Assistant/Director of the Way of the Word Program for REPUBLIC Worldwide, she is currently editing her hybrid novel, Baby is my Business, for self-publication in 2011, and preparing for her attendance in the Media Studies graduate program at The New School University. She is honored to be working with the talented actors and directors of Everywhere Theatre Group and looks forward to many more opportunities to expand her writing and new media experiences in the future.

Chase Voorhees

Chase Voorhees (Director) is a Brooklyn based writer/director/photographer/videographer/editor/composer/designer/jack of all trades who is originally from Logansport, Indiana. He is a founding member and co-artistic director for Everywhere Theater Group. He has served many roles in all of ETG’s productions, such as co-director, sound designer, videographer, and promotional designer. ETG credits include: “A Pale Horse, Death Hell…” at Ontological-Hysteric, “Big Girls Club: The Formula Play” at HERE Arts Center, “A Pale Horse, Death, Hell…(Office, Love, Horror, Faith) at ShortForm’s Ontological-Hysteric, “Big Girls Club (Happy Happy Dance Dance Princess Show!) at The Brick Theatre, “Big Girls Club” at the Working Man’s Theatre, and has also presented work at Dixon Place, and with Ontological’s Sintesi Dogpile. Chase currently works at DuArt Film & Video, and wears many hats, including editor, restorationist, audio technician, the list goes on. He currently serves as online editor and opening sequence editor for “Pokémon” and has worked with such clients as The Guggenheim Museum, Wolfgang’s Vault (, Pokémon, Fred Armisen, and various bands. Chase is also a musician and records his own music – many of his songs, as well as photographs, videos, and reels can be found on his website,

Dan Whalen

Dan Whalen (Friedrich Nietzsche) is a social worker currently living in Manhattan by way of Grand Rapids, MI. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008 after studying political science and theatre and appearing in productions such as Henry IV Part I, Noises Off!, The Photographer, and Stop Kiss. He was most recently involved in Everywhere Theatre Group's production of A Pale Horse... at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, and was also involved in OHT's 2009 short-form series in Eric Magnus' What is Wild. He is very excited and honored at the same time to be working with Everywhere Theatre Group once again and with REPUBLIC Worldwide for the first time.

Mary Hynes

Mary Hynes (Lizzy White) is a storyteller and aspiring comedienne from Hagerstown, Maryland. She graduated from Butler University with a BA in theatre. Some of the highlights of her collegiate experience were studying theatre under Alexander and Tamara Anisimov of the Alexandrinsky theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, an international Grotowski intensive in Cork, Ireland, and being able to study under many wonderful theatre practitioners from around the world. She has been a New Yorker for 2 years and is loving the ride. She can be seen on stage at Gotham City Improv performing improv every weekend. She would like to thank Dan, Marissa, and Chase for being such creative joys on this project!

Look forward to Biographies for "Big Talk" by Katie Przybylski

Don't forget to make it out to REPUBLIC Worldwide-in collaboration with Everywhere Theatre Group-Way of the Word: Poems to Plays at Bar on A. The opening night is Monday, April 5th, 2010 and the encore performances of the three plays will be the following Monday, April 12th, 2010. Both shows open at 8 and conclude with a meet and greet of the directors, writers, and directors.
It will be a legendary night.

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