Funny Voices


Funny Voices

You + Me + X = Love [Solve for X]


Show Block C - Fri 9/1 7pmSun 9/3 9pmThu 9/7 7pmSat 9/9 9pm

Written by Matthew Minnicino

Directed by Kate Hopkins, Featuring Rachel Lin and John Racioppo.


Matthew Minnicino is a playwright, occasional actor and director, teacher, and storyteller born in Virginia, based in Manhattan. He is a member of Pipeline Theatre's 2017-18 PlayLab, Everyday Inferno's 2016 Writer/Director Lab, received residencies with SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Barn Arts Collective, and Sugarglass Theatre at Trinity College-Dublin; and has been commissioned by numerous companies including Artilliers, Underling Productions, Wandering Bark, Traumaturgy Productions, and many others. He is a Eugene O'Neill New Play Conference Semifinalist, and winner of the 2016 Arts & Letters Prize, Clay E. Delauney Playwriting Prize. He has professionally adapted Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Homer, Sophocles, Moliere, Gorky, Rilke, and others; acted in over 50 plays (most of them Shakespeare); and is currently writing screenplays for two independent feature films. He is also a teaching artist at the American Shakespeare Center, has mentored undergrad playwrights at Barnard College, and has taught students ages 5 to 55 through outreach programs in New York. MFA: Columbia.


Kate Hopkins (Director)

Kate is a Brooklyn-based director, focused on new and devised works. Credits include: The Pool Skimmer, as part of Clubbed Thumbs Emerging Directors Fellowship; what’s this called, this spirit? Dixon place and Ars Nova; The Diary, Dream Up Festival; Arcadia, International Thespians production; Storage, Philly Fringe Festival. In addition to helming these projects, Kate was the assistant/associate director on: Aging Magician, New Victory; Cost Of Living, MTC and Williamstown Theater Festival; After the Blast,LTC3; The Nether, MCC Theatre; Belleville, New York Theatre Workshop; Stein|Holum Projects The Wholehearted, Arts Emerson, Z Space and CTG; The Debate Society’s Jacuzzi, Ars Nova. Kate received her BFA from NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing.

Rachel (Producer / Actor - Lee)

Recent credits include: Aplomb (The Habitat), Restaurant in D Major (Two Headed Rep), Ajax (world premiere & NY Times Critics' Pick, The Flea), Looking Back...Our Town (The PIT), Stuff Nobody Likes (F*it Club), Kitchen Sink Experiments (Crashbox Theater), Women (Best of Fringe, Best Ensemble @ Hollywood Fringe, The PIT), Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love (the Flea). She produces SERIALS @ the Flea, coming up Sept 7-16! for more info.

John Racioppo (Actor - Leo) 

New York: Bronx Bombers (Cover for roles, Primary Stages), Breathing Time (Fault Line Theatre), In The Event of My Death (Stable Cable Lab Co.), She Stoops to Conquer (Hudson Warehouse), The Tie That Binds (The Gallery Players), Untameable (THTR). Regional: Freshwater Road (Rites and Reason Theatre), One More Room, Smart Phone (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film/New Media: Eric Bogosian’s 100 Monologues, Upcoming Untitled Sarah Jessica Parker project. Training: Brown University & London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. John is also a proud member of Fault Line Theatre.

Yael Nachajon (Stage Manager)

New York based choreographer and performer with degrees in Psychology and Dance from Princeton University. In 2012 she founded YNDT (Yael Nachajon Dance Theater), a company that examines the human condition through humor and absurdity. YNDT’s work has been shown at Dixon Place (The Tendencies), Triskelion Arts (Walking Fast), the Center for Performance Research (Terra Incognita), and Green Space (ASAP). She most recently choreographed for The Habitat & Alex Keegan (Aplomb) and Miranda Rose Hall (What Happened at the Dolphin Show - Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival winning short play). She is always looking for new opportunities to create and collaborate! |

Emily Auciello (Sound Consultant)

Craig Wesley Divino (Fight Consultant)


Managing Artistic Director, Press Liaison

Managing Artistic Director, Graphic Designer, Tech Liaison

Production Director, House Manager

Associate Producer, House Manager

Associate Producer, Social Media Guru

WILL JENNINGS (Tech Director) is a production manager and tech director working in New York.  Recent productions include Butterfly (Heartbeat Opera), Carmen (Heartbeat Opera), Hunger Artist (The Tank), Streepshow (The Tank), and Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre Company).  Will is the Managing Director of Critical Point Theatre and the Assistant Technical Director at Columbia.