Dream Up Festival

#thethirdperson title

- World Premiere


Playwright, Chris Price

Director, Kordell Draper

It would seem as though nothing would ever divide BFFs, Melvin and Drew. However, Drew’s Trumpish-terror-girlfriend just might be the “illegal alien” invasion that could shatter this bond. When Melvin devises a scheme to break up the two lovers, this one-act farce of absurdity unveils a stream of shenanigans, true colors, and a tested friendship.


Johnson Theater

Sunday - August 26 - 5pm
Tuesday - August 28 - 6:30pm
Thursday- August 30 - 6:30pm
Saturday - September 1 - 2pm
Sunday - September 2 - 2pm

Running time: #thethirdperson is 35 Minutes $15.

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Sebastian Cummings (Melvin Geeves) studied Theatre at Rutgers University and most recently, intensively trained in Physical Theatre under the instruction of Sergei Ostrenko in Styria, Austria. Recent credits include the film God Made Man (Doyle), and stage productions An Obviously Foggot (Ensemble), Free. Think. Love. (Zeus), and Fin (Armand). Sebastian is a performance artist, presenting much of his work in Philadelphia and Mexico City.

Oskar Owens (Drew Tyler) is 20 years old, originally from Idaho. He moved to NYC last year to study at Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Imani Youngblood (Donna Trume) traveled across the States and Asia to pursue her dreams. She recently graduated from both the Academy and St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science. Academy credits include Miss Rachel Tensions in the World Premiere of To Wong Foo and Horatio in Hamlet. She’s played Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. and Posey Powers in a staged reading of new musical The Human Incubator. Most recently, Imani starred as Myhrrine in Lysistrata Jones.

Kordell Draper (Director) is a NY based Director, Stage Manager and Educator. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Kordell’s work ranges from new play development and devised work, to site specific performance, as well as theatre classics. Selected Directing Credits include The Distraction (Box Wine Raucous Caucus Festival, Audience Favorite) Stop Kiss (NYU), Cabaret (NYU), The Miracle Worker (NYU). Selected Stage Management credits include Adult Stuff: Or What I Learned at Summer Camp (EAT New Work Series), Freefall Frostbite (Theatre 80 St. Marks) 21 Questions (MCC Theatre), Cabaret (NYU), Stimulus (NYU Forum on Site Specific Performance), and Between (NYU Gallatin Arts Festival). BS Educational Theatre, NYU.

Jason Zomback (Creative Consultant) has been passionate about theater production throughout his life, having started his career in local youth theater, working up to choreographing college productions. His departure from theater to television, working currently at NBCUniversal, has not quelled his desire for the limelight, performing, and producing.

Zev Levi Spiegel (Lighting Designer) is a queer theatre maker and preschool teacher based in New York City. Select credits include NY Winterfest FOUND, A New Musical (Stage Manager), PHTS production of The Aliens by Annie Baker and Mac Wellman's Antigone (Lighting Design), NYU Lamplighter’s Chrysanthemum The Musical (Stage Manager), NYU Uproar Theatre Corps’ production of Stop Kiss (Lighting Design), Target Margin Theatre’s Beyond The Horizon (Production Assistant).

Ginou Lilavois (Associate Producer) is a Educator, Director, and Mentor. She is a proud alumna of NYU’s Educational Theatre graduate program. Her passion is rooted in fostering positive youth development through the arts. Every once in a while she shares that passion with adults.

Chris Price (Playwright & Executive Producer) is a theatre creator and educator who loves God and believes Black lives [will forever] matter. Select production credits: Ain't Misbehavin’ at NJPAC (Producing Associate), Little Shop of Horrors (Choreographer, Dunellen Skylight Theatre), You're...Charlie Brown (Choreographer, Dunellen Skylight Theatre) Cinderella (Assistant Director & Choreographer, Harlem Prep High) Select performance credits: Freefall Frostbite (Ensemble, Off-Broadway), Jamaica (Cicero, Harlem Rep), Mercy (Ian Sanders u/s, NJ Rep), Wild Horses (Featured Singer/Bar Patron, NJ Rep). Education: Rutgers, B.A. & NYU, M.A. in Educational Theatre. Instagram: thechrisprecio.


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