THEATER 2013 Stranger Odds

GENRE: Theater

DESCRIPTION: A queer little rom com that tells the story of a group of young hopefuls trying to find their ways through life and love with friendship, first dates, and midnight milkshakes.

PERFORMS: Wednesday, July 17 @ 9pm; Thursday, July 18 @ 7pm; Saturday, July 20 @ 12pm. (The Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd St, NY, NY)



After an awkward encounter with a cute guy at a coffee shop, Maggie thinks she is hopelessly doomed in the ways of romance in the big bad city. Since her normally helpful and supportive roommate Stevie has just fallen for the cutest femme named Tanya, Maggie finds advice at the hands of Stevie’s delightfully meddlesome friend Frankie, who just so happens to have a tragically straight and single roommate. A queer little rom-com about the venn diagrams of who we are lucky enough to know.

Cast/Crew Bios:

Olivia Jampol (Tanya) moved from New York City to Costa Rica as a child, where she lived on a coffee farm/bed & breakfast until moving to Boston to attend Harvard. Her theater credits include Lysistrata in Lysistrata, the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade and Honor Blake in The Playboy of the Western World at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. She has been involved in all aspects of theater production and written/directed a handful of short films.

Peter Giessl (Jesse) is originally from Rochester, Michigan where he received a BFA in Theatre from Oakland University. Previous credits include Spring Awakening, If You Start A Fire [Be Prepared to Burn], The American Crowbar Case, Into the Woods, The Good Doctor, After the Fall, The Trojan Women, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Peter recently moved to New York City and is very excited to be a part of Stranger Odds!

Jacqueline Chambers (Maggie) is thrilled to be part of this awesome production and the Fresh Fruit Festival.  Previous credits: KRiEp (‘Momma K,’ NY Fringe Festival), Death and Deception (NY Players Theatre), Macbeth (‘Weird Sister,’ NY American Theatre of Actors), A Month in the Country (‘Katya,’ NY Jorias Studios), Noises Off (‘Brooke’), The Wedding Singer (‘Holly’), Touring Actor/ Director for Missoula Children’s Theatre.  She is a graduate of Babson College and holds a degree in Entrepreneurship and Arts Management. Love to her family for their unwavering support.

Mallory Kinney (Stevie) is delighted to be a part of this production of ‘Stranger Odds.’  Since graduating from Purchase College, she moved to Manhattan and has been working hard: auditioning, gigging, recording a new album, studying scripts, giving Cupcake tours, acting in short films, and singing on subway platforms.  Recently, Mallory was seen in the Off-Off Broadway production of ‘Ain’t No Such Thing as Free Pizza’ as part of the Venus Theatre Festival and will be portraying the role of Roseline in Keaton Weiss’ ‘Hopeless; Irresistible,’ which will be featured in this Summer’s Strawberry One Act Festival.  Mallory would like to thank her parents, because without them, she literally wouldn’t be here.  []

Josh Krebs (Frankie) recently just wrapped “Wander My Friends” a feature film he co wrote, co produced and co stared in. It can be find As well as filming a supporting role for Addiction To Payne. His previous credits include the first stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, Julius Cesar and Twelfth Night. He has been nominated for am Irene Ryan award for his work in Julius Cesar. He is a graduate of the improvisation program at The Peoples Improv Theater.

Philip Waller (Director) is a Director, Actor, Designer, and Producer currently residing in Brooklyn New York.Past directing credits include Who Killed Captain Kirk (Thespian Productions), The Brothers Savage (The Dramatists Guild), Prayers (Pencil Productions), and This Is Our Youth(Oberin College). Philip has trained at Oberlin College, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The American Academy for the Dramatic Arts, and SUNY Purchase.

Rachel Graf Evans (Playwright) is a feminist writer and theater artist in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated May 2012 with High Honors from Oberlin College for her research and writing of Vessel: A New Feminist Musical, about a young woman diagnosed with a condition of infertility known as MRKH who must then confront her own sense of feminine identity. Since being in NYC, she has worked with the York Theater Company, New Georges, Early Stages, and Propstar! and has performed in a collection of cabarets. Her newest piece-in-progress, Ravishing Medusa, explores the foundation of victim blaming in sexual violence within a forgotten Greek myth. Learn more at