The Impossible Bottle Theatre Company is a fiercely collaborative ensemble that sifts through the cultural sediment of our time. We construct our plays through a continually revised process grounded in research, structured improv, free form writing, and moxie. By weaving together our varied perspectives, we create textured worlds that illuminate the weirdness of our own.

Limited 3-night workshop production of Geppetto Complex!
Thursday, March 27th, 8pm
Friday, March 28th, 8pm
Saturday, March 29th, 8pm

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For more information about the Impossible Bottle Theatre Company, please email info@ImpossibleBottle.org.

Stephanie Vella - Artistic Director - SVella@ImpossibleBottle.org
Julia Holleman - Head Writer - JHolleman@ImpossibleBottle.org
Jeffrey Whitted - Executive Director - JWhitted@ImpossibleBottle.org
G E P P E T T O  C O M P L E X

In a barren scientific facility, a corporation has discovered how to create programmable synthetic humans, and its two chief scientists are using the technology for their own ends. One repeatedly tries to clone his brain-dead son while living with his living failures; the other mysteriously decides to design a synthetic husband. These humans, non-humans and not-quite-humans experiment on each other with passion and cruelty as they try to draw and erase the boundaries between them.

Limited 3-night-only workshop production!
Thursday, March 27th, 8pm
Friday, March 28th, 8pm
Saturday, March 29th, 8pm

A Guest Production of Theaterlab:
357 W36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Tickets are $15: BUY NOW

Created by Impossible Bottle
Directed by Stephanie Vella
Head Writer: Julia Holleman;
Writers: Devin Kain, Will Manning, Emma Myers, Jonathan Payne,
             Peter Stray, Darius Stone and Stephanie Vella
Lead Designer: Devin Kain
Lighting Designer: Zach Murpy
Producer: Jeffrey Whitted

Starring: Valerie Feingold*, Julia Holleman, Scott Janes*, Devin Kain, Emma Myers, Jonathan Payne, Darius Stone* and Marcus Watson

*Member of Actors Equity
This is an Equity-approved showcase
W O R K S H O P  I M A G E S
Pictures from our July workshop through a space grant with chashama!

J U L I A  H O L L E M A N
Julia Holleman (Head Writer): Recent productions of non-collaborative plays include: The Insane Root (part of New Georges’ “Wintry Mix” at The New Ohio Theatre, December 2013); A Man Walked out of the Hudson (in “Letters to Guantanamo,” New Georges Just Does It, Women Center Stage Festival at The Culture Project, July 2013) and The Speech (TinyRhino, Brooklyn Lyceum, May 2012). Excerpts from her plays The Paper Game and After Beauty have been published in Unsaid Magazine in its 2008, 2009 and 2012 issues. Julia graduated from NYU’s MFA Dramatic Writing Program in May 2011, where she received the John Golden Playwriting Prize.
S T E P H A N I E  V E L L A
Stephanie Vella (Director/Writer) has worked as a dramaturg, director, actor, and writer with companies such as The Actors Company Theatre and Subjective Theatre. She has also made frequent appearances in the video art of Laura Parnes. She has previously studied at Bennington College, Moscow Art Theatre, Brooklyn College. She is currently getting her PhD in Theatre at the CUNY Grad Center and teaches in the theatre department at City College.
J E F F R E Y  W H I T T E D
Jeffrey Whitted (Executive Director) has worked with Subjective Theater Ccompany for many years in a variety of different roles. Additionally, he has worked regionally (Alley Theatre, Galveston Island Musicals, Penguin Rep) as well as in New York City (Vampire Cowboys, NYU Senior Thesis Reading).  He has his MFA in directing from the University of Houston.
D E V I N  K A I N
Devin Kain (Designer/Actor/Writer) is a Brooklyn-based artist and owner of Love Hue Studios LLC, which sells his custom retro sculptures, such as stereos, lamps and clocks built from antiques and old books. His musical works include Noise Pop Festival (recording/audio engineering), Wolfgang’s Vault (original compositions) as well as My dad Bruce, Me vs. You, The Bad Tenants, Lokeye and Wilson Project (production, instrumentation and engineering). He has worked as a set dresser and prop maker for Doritos, Betty Crocker and Full Throttle Energy Drink. Training includes WWU Stage Design and Make-up & Audio Engineering/Production. Devin is proficient in guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, trap set, keys and ukulele.
W I L L  M A N N I N G
Will Manning (Actor/Writer) comes from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. He received his MFA from University of Missouri/ Kansas City and moved to New York, where he lives today. Recent work includes: (Film/TV) Headless, Hello Old Friend, Elementary, Damages, Delocated, and (Stage) Birth of Beats: Murder in the Beat Generation. In 2008, Will starred in Choke City and Revolution on the Roof at the NYFringe Festival and was recognized with an Outstanding Actor award for both performances. He has also developed new works at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Lab, HRC Showcase, Towson University, Columbia University, and NYU with Suzan-Lori Parks. Will is a member of Actor’s Equity.
E M M A  M Y E R S
Emma Myers (Actor/Writer) is a native New Yorker and graduate of Brooklyn College’s MFA in acting program where she appeared in The Thugs, Dancing at Lughnasa and Julius Caesar. An actor, writer and teacher, Emma teaches Voice, Diction and Speech at the City University of New York. She can be seen this summer, performing in Pericles with The New York Shakespeare Exchange and in This with The Proprietors Theater Company in Hudson, New York.
J O N A T H A N  P A Y N E
Jonathan Payne (Actor/Writer), originally from Los Angeles, lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend Betty and his lovely-yet-clumsy polydactyl cat. His play, Borne to the Ocean, received the Rosa Parks Award in 2011, from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival. His first play, Slavery, had a very successful tour of the UK for their Black History month in 2007, and has been shown in several theatres around the country, including the Kennedy Center in DC and the Bottle Factory as part of the New York Fringe Festival. It is published by Samuel French Inc. Although he received a BA from the GSA Conservatoire for Acting (UK) and an MFA in Playwriting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he considers his time at Santa Monica Community College as his strongest foundation in the theatre.
P E T E R  S T R A Y
Peter Stray (Actor/Writer):Theatre includes Tennessee Williams in 'After Dark On Sundays' world premiere), Michael Wells in Two Rooms, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, (all Vineyard Playhouse), Valentine in ‘Arcadia’ (Folger Theatre), Hugh in Tricks Of Youth (Shakespeare’s Globe, London), Southampton in The English Channel for Robert Brustein (Beckett Theatre, NY,) Mardian in Antony & Cleopatra and Cinna The Poet in Julius Caesar for (Shakespeare Theatre, DC) Snowball in Animal Farm (Synetic Theatre, DC). Film and TV include: Lost (ABC), Deadly Honeymoon (Lifetime) 1944 (BBC Films/ Sussex Screen) and the upcoming Mystery Of Matter (PBS) As a writer: UK: short play No Questions Asked, various devised theatre-in-education works. US: Created the series 'Downstage Confessions', screenplay currently with Dreamworks.
D A R I U S  S T O N E
Darius Stone (Actor/Writer) has worked with many theater companies in NYC including Target Margin, Lincoln Center Dirs Lab, The Public Theater, The Atlantic Theater Co., Classic Stage Co., Synapse Productions, The Worth St. Theater (now Dog Run Rep), Nada, EST, Here, La Mama and many more. Regionally he's been seen at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Folger Library, The American Shakespeare Center, The Folio Theatre, Cafe Voltaire. Film and TV include A Beautiful Mind and HBO's Real Jokes. He currently teaches acting at the College of Staten Island, CUNY.