Scott Decker (The Captain): Scott graduated with a BS degree…(fitting really), in sales and marketing. 24 hours later he decided he wanted to be an actor. His mother scraped together the cash for headshots and his grandfather never doubted his dream. After getting arrested on every Law and Order in New York…Scotty got frustrated. After 9 failed screen tests for soap operas (Thank God!), and repeatedly being told by the robots-that-be, that he was not good enough for an under five on 30 Rock… Scotty got angry. Side note: best part of my year was watching Alec Baldwin Pow-Wow with Occupy Wall Street while he cashed his million dollar commercial checks from Capital One…but I digress. After his first play garnered rave reviews for himself and life saver Sean Patrick Reilly, this dynamic duo of darkness was born, and he pressed on. His second play, FELONY FRIDAY attracted iconic living legend John Amos back to the stage, and outsold every show, and Encore show at the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. Since walking off the door of a nine year bouncer/Bodyguard career last fall, Scott has written eight plays, including BLESSED WITH ANGER, THE DEAD HOOKER PLAY, and THE WAR OF ART, all under development now. The role of The Captain in Could 8 is the only one he saved for himself…because you don’t go giving away your “ROCKY”, or “SLINGBLADE”. This like everything he creates is dedicated to every artist with a day job. See this play folks…it’s bad ass, it’s rock and roll theatre, and I promise you, the hottest ticket in town…this is your Captain, signing off.
Zoe Metcalfe-Klaw (Charity): Zoe is ecstatic to be working and playing with such a talented group of artists. She has a B.F.A in drama from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied primarily at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Favorite theater credits include: Pontiac Firebird Variations (The Ohio Theater/Ice Factory Festival), My Aim Is True (New Orleans Fringe Festival), Distant Sex (Trickster Theater), Greendale GP (Eastwind Theatre Co.), Sins Is In Her Skirts (Sanford Meisner Theatre). She is a member of Papo Colo’s Trickster Theater Company, and has been performing continuously as a part of Blue Box Productions’ Sticky series.
Christie Trinh (Hope): Christie is currently a full-time student of the Two-Year Program at the William Esper Studio. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she participated in many community theater productions and received her diploma in Marketing Management before moving to New York city. She is excited to be on stage in New York for the very first time with an exceptionally talented team.
Sean Patrick Reilly (Director): Sean is thrilled to be working with Scott Decker again, following their work on PREY at The New York International Fringe Festival, and the upcoming: The Dead Hooker Play. Past Directing credits include: Roger Heddin’s Terry Neal’s Future (HERE Theatre); Jim Thompson’s The Killer Inside Me (Igloo); and regional productions of: James McClure’s Pvt. Wars; Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind.
As an actor: Broadway: Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts and Martin McDonough’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Other Theatre: Atlantic Theater Company; Playwrights Horizons; Signature Theatre; The Public/NYSF; Naked Angels; The Cherry Lane; NYTW; Second Stage; Circle in the Square; La Mama; Circle Rep. Williamstown Theatre Festival; Westport Playhouse; Theatre Squared; Arkansas Rep.; Alley Theatre; Huntington Theatre; Cleveland Play House; Trinity Rep; ART; Dallas Theatre Center; Kennedy Center; RSC; Edinburgh Festival; among many. Film and Television: A Wife Alone; Fair Game; Howl; Following Bliss; Something Borrowed; Solitary Man; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Man of the Century; Jerry Maguire; State and Main; Sleepers; “Blue Bloods”(CBS); “Bored to Death (HBO)”;“Mildred Pierce”(HBO); “Damages ” (FX); “Third Watch” (NBC); “The Black Donnellys”(NBC); and “Law and Order” (NBC) He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and was educated at Oxford.