SEASON 2005 - 2006

living dead in denmark: the world premiere
In May of 2006, Vampire Cowboys premiered its most ambitious and successful show to date, LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK. The play, an action adventure/horror sequel to Shakespeare's HAMLET, performed to sold-out houses, rave reviews, and introduced an all-new crop of artists to Vampire Cowboys' already impressive stable of theatre professionals. With award-winning fights by Marius Hanford and zombie masks/blood & gore effects by GWAR co-founder, Chuck Varga, LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK soared to new heights of humor and spectacle never before seen on a VCTC stage.

WINNER Best Choreography/Movement
by the 2006 New York Innovative Theatre Awards!

Nominated Best Production of a Play,
Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design,
by The 2006 New York Innovative Theatre Awards

"A perfect storm of theater - and horror - geek obsessions."
- David Cote, TIMEOUT/NY

“Hilarious and witty. From the reaction of the youthful standing room only house, Vampire Cowboys is reaching the untapped audience that other theatres can only drool over. A BACKSTAGE critic's pick!”
– Victor Gluck, BACKSTAGE

"LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK is inspired and offbeat theatre. It is entertaining and raucous, occasionally crass, surprisingly moving in places, and entirely original. If you want to see something a little unusual that will also renew your faith in what theatre can be, check out the Vampire Cowboys."
– Michael Criscuolo, NYTHEATRE.COM

“Blasts lower Manhattan’s cooler than cool theater out of competition. Fast paced, fresh, full of action, clever lines and wrapped in classic youthful fearlessness.”

“Highly entertaining . . . a full-out assault on Shakespeare in the form of B-movie madness and some seriously kick-ass stage combat. Vampire Cowboys Theater Company's mission is to entertain by first engaging its audiences. It prides itself on keeping them on the edge of their seats, and with LIVING DEAD IN DENMARK, it achieves its goal.”
– Sean Michael O'Donnell, OFFOFFONLINE

"Guaranteed to be fun and fierce!"

Production: May 4 - May 21, 2006 at Center Stage, NY
Written by: Qui Nguyen
Director: Robert Ross Parker
Fight Director: Marius Hanford
Producer: Abby Marcus
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Nick Francone
Costume Designer: Jessica Wegener
Zombie Masks/Blood & Gore Effects: Chuck Varga/GWAR
Puppet Design/Construction:
David Valentine
Graphic Media: Nathan Lemoine
Composer: Dan Deming
Additional Sound: Jeff Lorenz
Associate Fight Directors: Maggie Macdonald & Jason Schumacher
Master Electrician/Sound Board Op: Christian T. Chan
Assistant Stage Managers: Kodi McLachlan & Sharon Walsh
Publicity/Press Rep: Publicity Outfitters
Photographer: Theresa Squire
Cast: Carlo Alban, Jason Liebman, Maggie Macdonald, Tom Myers, Melissa Paladino, Jason Schumacher, Maureen Sebastian, Andrea Marie Smith, Temar Underwood, & Amy Kim Waschke

NY IT Award Nominated songs from
by Dan Deming & Qui Nguyen
Gravedigger Song
Titania Song
Caliban Song

revamped: bowery poetry club
In November 2005, the reins of Vampire Cowboys were handed over and reimagined by a group of NYC's hottest writers, directors, performers, & theatre groups. From talking pizza boxes to fighting Dallas Vampire Cowgirl Cheerleaders, this event of new VCTC adventures was both a celebration and a thank you to the amazing community of artists that make up the Vampire Cowboys' extended family. Included artists from LAByrinth Theater, Ma-Yi Theatre, Nosedive Productions, Partial Comfort Productions, The Flying Machine, & Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood.

Production: November 13, 2005 at Bowery Poetry Club
Nora Chau, James Comtois, Graeme Gillis, Sam Marks, Michael Puzzo, & The Flying Machine
Directors: Joshua Carlbach, James Comtois, Jessica Kahler, Nathan Lemoine, Padraic Lillis, & RJ Tolan
Producers: Abby Marcus & Jessica Kahler
Board Op: Madeleine Burns
Photos by: Nathan Lemoine
Performers: Jennifer Ahn, David Anzuelo, Mike Batelli, Christian T. Chan, James Comtois, Richard Crawford, Caitlyn Darr, Dan Deming, Sharon Eisman, Greg Keller, David Lamb, Tom Myers, Kelley O’Donnell, Heather O’Neill, Patrick Shearer, Andrea Marie Smith, Alexis Sottile, John Summerour, Temar Underwood, Christi Waldon, Brian Yang, & Christopher Yustin

living dead in denmark: first bite
In August 2005, Vampire Cowboys officially launched its First Bite Workshop, VCTC's developmental series where original scripts are created and presented to an audience for the first time, with DROWNING IN DENMARK.

DROWNING IN DENMARK is Vampire Cowboys' action-adventure/horror sequel to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Set five years after the events of the original, the play follows the story of a newly resurrected Ophelia and her quest to save Denmark from an impending zombie invasion. This high-octane dissection of Shakespeare skewers the worlds of sci-fi, horror, and musicals with both irreverence and intellect.

Production: August 24 - 27, 2005 at Center Stage, NY
Written by: Qui Nguyen

Director: Robert Ross Parker
Producer: Abby Marcus
Music by: Dan Deming
Stage Management: Susan Manikas
Cast: Christian T. Chan, Caitlyn Darr, Nathan Lemoine, Tom Myers, Andrea Marie Smith, Temar Underwood, & Christi Waldon

by Dan Deming & Qui Nguyen
For the Last Time
She is Gone
Fight Song

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