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Cigarettes are My Personality

Jimmy Berry is an actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer, with a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. As an actor, he can be seen on Comedy Central, as well as in various campaigns for Samsung, German banks, and other fun things like that. As a comedian, Jimmy has opened for headliner's Chad & JT, as well as Hanna Dickinson. As a producer, Jimmy was the first full-time creative hire at Friday Beers, where he produced their sketch comedy podcast Welcome to Friday for All Things Comedy. He also is the creator of Parking Space, a comedy brand that started as an open mic in Jimmy's garage. Since its inception in 2021, Parking Space has gone on to produce 15 comedy shows, 4 play readings, and 3 comedy specials (most notably one for Amy Silverberg).  As a writer, Jimmy's work has been published in The Drunken Canal. This play, Cigarettes Are My Personality will also be given a three night run at the Soho Playhouse in New York City from 4/27-4/29. 

Eli Leonard is a comedian/actor from Minnesota. He worked for Larry David on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, where his writing has been featured on Seasons 10 and 11, and his acting can be seen on Season 11. As a stand-up, Leonard opens for headliner, Elon Gold, and has performed at The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and Stand-Up New York among others. Leonard hosts Good Showbiz! at The Elysian Theater as part of their VIP residency program. You can also see him online on the main cast of Sketch group, No That's Okay.

Jordan Villegas is an alumna of USC’s theatre and film schools. Jordan got her professional acting start as the lead in John Guerra’s premiere of “The Last Best Small Town” at Theatricum Botanicum. Since then she joined Ghost Road’s devising team for their latest show, “The Dry Years”. She assistant directed the final version at The Broadwater this past February. She has been touted as “very funny and wicked smart” by anonymous sources. 

Malcolm Cills is very excited to be in Cigarettes Are My Personality. He recently acted in campaigns for Capital One, The North Face, and Dennys. Malcolm studied acting at The New School For Drama where he received a BFA. When he’s not acting, you can see him performing standup all over LA. He recently wrote jokes for Facebook’s TV show “Oh Hell No! With Marlon Wayans”

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Jessica Fisher (She/They) is an actor, playwright, voiceover artist, and kids podcast host (yes, that’s a thing) originally from New Jersey. They attended Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and New Studio at Tisch School of the Arts NYU. Their one-act Rules for Coming Out…was published by Original Works in 2019, and their full-length Scrambled Eggs had its workshop presentation at the Broadwater Black Box November 2021 before heading over to B3 Theatre in Phoenix, AZ where it won best new script at the AriZoni Theatre Awards. Jess is a proud member of Dramatists Guild and you can find their other plays on New Play Exchange, at her website, and unfortunately, on TikTok @Jess.Fisher5. There’s not much room left here for their acting things, but they’re represented by The Polygon Group and you can ask her all about that at the Plunge after the show if you’re curious - but you’ll have to buy Jess a drink first because she’s scared shitless right now and she’ll still absolutely be coming down from the adrenaline of it all later. Thank you, Matt. For everything.

Jacqueline Bonsignore is a New York trained and California raised actor/singer/artist, with a BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. On the stage, Jackie has spent the last six months performing as Eleven in Stranger Things: The Experience (Netflix/Fever/Mycotoo), and she is a singer in the band André Miguel and The Moment (make sure to catch their upcoming May residency at Harvard & Stone). On the screen, select film credits include upcoming short Great White Lies (prod. Doug Ellin, Teri Weinberg), and A Ghost in the Walls (a RAYNES music video series). Jackie is thrilled to be back at the Broadwater participating in another Jessica Marie Fisher workshop production, and she would love to thank Jess + Jimmy for sharing their friendship and artistry! x

Matthew Iannantuoni is so excited to be acting in a play that he didn't know was about him until 2 years after it was written. Matthew has appeared in multiple professional productions with Elm Shakespeare Company in New Haven as well as Chamber Theater Production’s national tour of Encore!! Soon you’ll be able to see Matt as a werewolf in Ted on Peacock but you probably won’t recognize him (lotta hair). Fairly new to LA, Matt is still seeking representation and will give you his phone number even if you’re just pretending to be an agent. Finally, he would like to congratulate Jess for not only writing a wonderful piece of theatre, but acting in, producing, and directing this production. She really is the most amazing person Matt will ever meet and he can’t thank her enough for doing life with him. 

Trevor Jonathan Lown is an NYU acting graduate currently living in Los Angeles. Bicoastal at heart (your eyerolls are expected and forgiven), he travels between here and NYC often for work and pleasure. He can be seen in short films "A Nice Jew" and "Sammy", as well as upcoming projects such as "pop pop". He has performed on stage in NYC at Ars Nova, Dixon Place, and Playwrights Horizons Downtown and is thrilled to make his first stage appearance here in LA. He is currently represented by the Polygon Group but is seeking management, and is always excited to connect with new people much like a dog or STD. He can be found at trevor.lown on instagram or at the bar afterwards for a drink (on you.)

Trigger Warnings:
Cigarettes are My Personality
Gun present (does not go off)

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Threat of physical abuse

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