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"Kale, yeah!" : THE MITOCHONDRIA Marks My NYC Stage Debut (July-Aug 2022)

Updated: Mar 17


Jack A. Quint (as Buzz) and Erin Elizabeth Reed (as ChiChi) in the world premiere of "The Mitochondria," staged at The Secret Theatre (2022).

I was so excited to make my NYC stage debut as the leading lady, ChiChi, in "THE MITOCHONDRIA," written by award-winning playwright Ruth Apolonia Zamoyta and directed by Kim T. Sharp of Urban Stages, that famed incubator of new works and rising artists!


This snappy little number centered on Buzz (played by laureled funny-man Jack A. Quint), a seemingly chill, health-obsessed boyfriend with a hidden agenda, and ChiChi, his anxious musician girlfriend who ultimately evens the score.


The production was a part of the month-long Act One: One Act Festival of shorts produced by The Secret Theatre at their new location in Woodside, Queens. Houses ranged from near-full to overflowing each night--quite a feat for a small black-box theatre!


Audience feedback both in person and in print was enthusiastic. We were regaled with compliments, including praise that we were:


Jack A. Quint (as Buzz) and Erin Elizabeth Reed (as ChiChi) in the world premiere of "The Mitochondria," staged at The Secret Theatre (2022).
"outrageously funny"
a "fabulous comic duo"
"hysterical"
"great fun" - and
"worth the trip."



I enjoyed every bit of the creative process and collaborating with this team. From the darkly witty script to the detailed direction; from warm rehearsals to hot performances; from dodging kale and carrots to navigating a live juicer and a dead saxophone on stage--my time with Ruth, Kim and Jack included a lot of firsts for which I will be forever grateful.

We laughed. We died. We even found a shrubbery.

Til next time... ~ Erin


Curtain Call: post-closing night pic with the cast and crew. From L: Jack A. Quint ("Buzz"), Erin Elizabeth Reed ("ChiChi"), Director Kim T. Sharp; Front: Playwright Ruth Apollonia Zamoyta

"THE MITOCHONDRIA" played in Block D on Wednesday nights at 7:30pm from July 13 - August 3, 2022.



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