made for each other
The Made For Each Other Team
John Fico (actor) is grateful to have been performing Monica Bauer’s MADE FOR EACH OTHER from Tucson to London since 2010, including an open run at NYC’s legendary Stage Left Theatre, two years at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a premiere in The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (nominated: Outstanding Actor in A Solo Show). John’s other notable NYC stage credits include the world premiere of A. R. Gurney’s SCREEN PLAY (Flea Theater), IRON CURTAIN, THE MUSICAL (Off Broadway, Prospect Theatre), the Marx Brothers musical THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU EVER HOID (2010 NYMF – winner Outstanding Ensemble Performance). TV: INVENTING ANNA, THE BLACKLIST, THE LAST O.G., I LOVE YOU BUT I LIED, THE OUTS. FILM: DEMOCRACY SUCKS, an award-winning solo short film by Monica Bauer, directed by John D. FitzGibbon. See more at www.johnfico.com
Monica Bauer (playwright) has had plays produced Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, regionally in Denver, Boston, Providence, Omaha, Detroit, Los Angeles, The Kennedy Center, and internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Brighton (England) Fringe Festival. Education includes a B.A. from Brown, M. Div. from Yale, M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. Monica was the 2005 Teaching Fellow in the Graduate Playwriting Program at Boston University, where she received an MA in playwriting. Her play for one actor, MADE FOR EAACH OTHER, has been at various productions since 2010. In September of 2014, CHOSEN CHILD was given two staged readings in New York as part of the Indie Theater Now / Stage Left Studio Reading Series, directed by Austin Pendleton. CHOSEN CHILD was also part of the 2014-2015 season at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, where it was nominated for an IRNE Award for Best New Play. In 2017, it was chosen as one of three winners of the Bechtel Test Fest at The Bridge Initiative for Women in Theater. VIVIAN'S MUSIC, 1969 was a hit at both the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters. Monica has two comedic novels available for purchase n Amazon. Check out her author page here.
Her many awards include:
Best New Writing in the UK, 2018, for "Vivian's Music, 1969, Chris Neville-Smith's Year End Theatre Awards
Best Script of a Comedy, Planet Connections Theater Festivity 2017, for "Anne Frank in the Gaza Strip"
Bechdel Test Fest 2016, Bridge Initiative for Women in Theater, "Chosen Child"
Winner, Kennedy Center’s Tiny Plays for Ireland and America, 2016, for “No Irish Need Apply”
First Prize, Helen-Jean Playwriting Competition, Fall 2015, for “My Day on Facebook”
Outstanding Production of a Staged Reading, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, August 2013, for “Porter’s Will”
Finalist, New South Best New Writing Award, Brighton (UK) Fringe Festival, May 2013, for “The Maternal Instinct”
Emerging Playwright Award, Urban Stages Theater, New York City, 2012
Best New Script, Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards 2012, My Occasion of Sin
Outstanding New Script, Theater Arts Guild Awards, My Occasion of Sin, 2011
First Place, Connecticut Heritage Productions, Ten Minute Play, Answering, 2010
JOHN D. FITZGIBBON (director) directed MADE FOR EACH OTHER for the One Man Talking Festival, and for the Planet Connections Theater Festivity NYC (nominated, Best Solo Show). At the Edinburgh Festival, it garnered rave reviews both in 2012 and 2013. He directed the workshop production of Monica Bauer’s TWO MEN WALKED INTO A BAR for the Dream Up Festival last summer at Theatre For The New City. He directed Robin Rice Lichtig’s SAVE THE TURKEY and LIFE 101 for N J Rep’s Theater Brut Festival and her BRONCO BUSTER for the Sam French Festival. As an actor, he received a Best of Boston Award for MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Jim Tyrone); a Carbonell Nomination for SIGHT UNSEEN (Nick); an OBIE nomination for CAT AND THE MOON (lame beggar). Most recently he played “Saint Peter” in THE TRIAL OF MARTIN LUTHER on a national tour and at the Pearl Theatre, NYC. As a pianist/composer he has created theatre scores for Ron Travel's CANTICLE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, Maria Irene Fornes' AURORA, and Jackie Curtis' AMERIKA CLEOPATRA.