Co-Creator + DirectorMichole Biancosino is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of the award-winning Project Y Theatre Company, where she has developed and directed new work in Washington, D.C. and New York City over the past 16 years.
With Project Y, she has led various professional productions, as producer, director, and writer. Directing: Gary Busey’s One Man Hamlet As Performed by David Carl, Before & After, LoveSick or THINGS THAT DON’T HAPPEN, The Revival, A User’s Guide to Hell, featuring Bernard Madoff, Goodness, and Gidion’s Knot in NYC, and In the Boom Boom Room, The Crackwalker, White Biting Dog, Lion in the Streets, Zastrozzi, and One Flea Spare in Washington, DC. Producing: The Religion Thing, Terra Nova, Sinking UP, Italian American Reconciliation, Savage/Love in Washington, DC, and Therese Raquin Desire, FUBAR, 3 years of New York New Playwright Festivals, 4 Video Monologue Series, Downward Facing Debbie, numerous workshop productions, readings, and 6 years of themed reading series in NYC.
Michole has developed new work with playwrights at Urban Stages, Abingdon Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Luna Stage, CrossRoads Theatre, 59E59 Theaters, Theatre Row, Atlantic Stage 2, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Charter Theatre, New Orleans Theatre Experiment, Rorhshach Theatre, Milesquare Theatre, Kennedy Center New Play Festival, Potomac Theatre Project, and Ars Nova.
Other collaborations with David Carl include the original shows, The Power of Me, a send up of modern spiritual gurus and the culture of self-help books, blogs, and celebrity, David and Katie Get Remarried, and “100 Impressions in 30 minutes with David Carl” all at The People’s Improv Theater, NYC.
Michole is a recipient of the prestigious SDC Gielgud Fellowship for classical directing and a SPARC artist through the Brooklyn Arts Council. Her productions with Project Y have won several NYIT Awards and garnered grants from NYSCA, The Puffin Foundation, ART/NY Nancy Quinn Fund, and Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund. She has a BA from Middlebury College and a MFA in Directing from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. For more info about her work: www.micholebiancosino.com.
Co-Creator + Writer + PerformerDavid Carl is an actor, comedian, and impressionist working in New York City. David was born in Richmond, VA and raised in Dallas, TX, where he first learned about two of his idols: William Shakespeare and Gary Busey.
David Carl is currently playing Gary Busey in two separate productions, Point Break LIVE! (touring throughout the United States) and Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet As Performed by David Carl. This show, co-created with director, Michole Biancosino, was the breakout hit of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, receiving an extended run at Baruch Performing Arts Center and an award for “Overall Excellence in Solo Performance.”
You may have seen him in the long-running NYC hit, Awesome 80s Prom, on the soaps in Guiding Light and All My Children, in plays with Project Y and Slant Theatre, or heard his voice on the radio, TV or the internet. He has recorded dozens of voice-overs from depressed refrigerators to talking Chicken McNuggets. David likes to play music, do impressions and play characters in his stand-up, and has performed them in almost every basement in the five boroughs where people pay for drinks. He even has a show called “100 Impressions in 30 Minutes with David Carl.” In 2009 he won a contest at Stand-Up NY called “Music is a Joke” as his alter-ego Frank Pfefferkorn.
David regularly does sketch comedy and character pieces at the People’s Improv Theater in NYC with PAID VACATION and RILED UP WITH DAVID AND KATIE (Katie Hartman), and with the improv teams “Skycopter” and “Jean Pool.” His recent musical, “David and Katie Get Remarried” has received an extended run at the PIT. He has performed his original comedy at Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline’s, The PIT, The Stand, The Delancey, and Union Hall.
David has a BFA from the University of Evansville in Performance and a MFA in Acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has completed training at UCB, the Magnet and The PIT. Learn more about his work at davidcarlonline.com.