New York Madness

Ego Actus and New York Madness presented an Equity Showcase Code production of eight short plays with the theme Who Holds the Leash?

The show opened May 27, 2018 at The Kraine Theater.


Anything can happen in a Madness. An evening of short plays on a topic announced to the playwright director teams only a week before the performance.

The Plays

Man Bites Dog by Michael Hagins directed by Molly Ballerstein with Mackenzie Knapp and Xavier Rodney

He Made The Trains Run On Time by Richard Vetere directed by Pete Boisvert with Maja Wampuszyc*, Sara Thigpen* and Michael Markham*

All The Beckys by Julienne Hairston directed by Katrin Hilbe with Marie Elena O’Brien*, Cary Hite, Michael Mena and Rachel Halper

Dog Fancy by Edmond Malin directed by Cat Parker with Sergei Burbank*, Joanne Dorian*, Fleece and C.L. Weatherstone

Pop Pop Was A War Hero by Gina Femia directed by Michele Travis with Leah Raymond and Sara Thigpen*

Emily’s List by Bara Swain directed by Aimee Todoroff with Helen Herbert* and Lucy McMichael*

Ancient Grains With Extra Farro And Thyme by Judith Leora directed by Ivette Dumeng with Alex Carmine, C.L. Weatherstone, Rachel Weekley and Fleece

Running by Bruce A! Kraemer directed by Joan Kane with Marie Elena O’Brien*, Leah Raymond and Maggie Alexander


The crew included managing director Tiffany Fisher-Love, directing & development coordinator Michele Travis, and technical director G. Warren Stiles.


*These actors appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association.