HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS
by Recent Cutbacks (New York)
“Critic’s Pick. Top Ten Comedy Show of 2014.
In terms of shows that made us cry actual tears of laughter, none did the job like Hold On To Your Butts. A pure joy from start to finish. Painfully funny...you'll never see this classic movie the same way again.”
– Time Out New York
“Hilarious...big time fans of the Spielberg classic will be rolling on the floor and desperate for the sequels.
Clocking in at just under an hour, Hold On To Your Butts is the perfect length. A fast-paced, silly gem of a
show that’ll have your cheekbones hurting by the end of the hour from smiling so much. Die-hard fans of Jurassic Park definitely don’t want to miss this, but then again neither should everyone else.”
– New York Theatre Review
An epic parody of the greatest epic dinosaur movie of all time!
3 sold-out runs at The Peoples Improv Theater Sept. 2014 - Sept 2015!
65 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the earth ---
Twenty years ago, a movie about dinosaurs came out that ruled the box office ---
Now, KYLE SCHAEFER, NICK ABEEL, and foley artist BLAIR BUSBEE
perform a live, “shot-for-shot” remake directed by KRISTIN MCCARTHY PARKER and Produced by ALLYSON MORGAN!
NICK ABEEL has performed at UCB, 59E59, the Duplex, the Denver Center and the Kennedy Center. He's developed new work with Manhattan Theatre Club, NY Stage and Film, Partial Comfort, Primary Stages, The Lark, New Georges, and EST Youngblood. He's also a voice over artist with the Spoken Layer and can be heard on Time Magazine's new smartphone app. Nick does trapeze with Fight or Flight Theatre Company and recently became the newest member of Broken Box Mime Theater.
BLAIR BUSBEE (Sound/Foley) moved to NYC in 2014 after graduating from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Blair most recently performed in the world premiere of The Reenactors at Abrons Arts Center. She can play ukulele, carry a tune, and tap dance at the same time. Television: "The Knick," "The Blacklist." Training: MFA (A.C.T), BFA (University of Evansville).
ALLYSON MORGAN is an actress, writer, producer, Columbus, Ohio native, and graduate of The Ohio State University. She has served as the Associate Director of the Waterwell Summer Theater Lab and is currently the founder and Executive Director of film and theatre collective F*It Club. She has been named a "performer to watch" by ReviewFix.com. TV: "Hostages," "Law and Order: SVU," "The Americans." As a writer, she has been commissioned to write short pieces for both New York play series Shotz and #serials@theflea, as well as videos for the online TDF Theatre Dictionary. Most recently, she was named one of just five winners out of thousands of entrants from over 63 countries in the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series; her short film Need For Speed (Dating) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Allyson recently co-produced a two-night sold out run of The Green Plays in conjunction with Gowanus Art + Production, featuring notable companies EST/Youngblood, F*It Club, The Lobbyists, Naked Angels, Studio 42, and Waterwell.
KRISTIN McCARTHY Parker is a freelance director currently residing in New York City. Her recent projects include Matt Cox’s Puffs and Kapow-i GoGo, 3 Day Hangover’s Dracula, and Fly, You Fools! (with her company, Recent Cutbacks). She has directed and developed work at Ma-Yi, 59E59, The Flea, HERE Arts, Dixon Place, The Peoples Improv Theater, FringeNYC, and others. She has also directed for the acting and playwriting programs at Atlantic Acting School, Columbia University, Rutgers University, and Fordham/Primary Stages. Kristin has assisted for Ed Iskandar, Michael Greif, Wendy Goldberg, and Trip Cullman.
KYLE SCHAEFER is a founding member of The Group Lab in NYC, and most recently created and performed in Hold Onto Your Butts at the PIT with the other crazy folks in Recent Cutbacks. Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, he is a classically trained actor with 20 years of dance experience as well as a musician (guitar/ukulele). He will be playing a lead in the upcoming indie short film Float and recently appeared on the new web series We the Groupies. He has performed all over NYC far outside of Broadway, as well as at Arkansas Rep, American Conservatory Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company, New Harmony Project, Kennedy Center, San Francisco Symphony, and in France and Canada. FILM/TV: Float, Embers, The Big Scoop, Empathy for a Toothache, Revenge, and Celebrity Ghost Stories. BS: University of Evansville. MFA: American Conservatory Theater. Proud member of AEA.