05/31/2016

SPOTLIGHT ON AKA


Meet Billy Mitchell,
 Director of Production Services

Billy is a man of many projects: writing, directing, designing mazes—he’s always working on something new!  His latest and greatest venture is Villain: DeBlanks, a comedy mystery that puts the (adjective) in (noun)!  Billy created the show as part of The Attic Junior Series—original plays for young audiences performed by an adult ensemble of three women and three men.  (The prolific Mr. Mitchell also created the Junior Series.) In short, DeBlanks is Clue meets MadLibs.  A cast of 6 are given a script full of missing nouns, adjectives and verbs and, before the show, they ask the audience to fill in the blanks. (Get it?)  The result is an absolutely knee-slappingly, drink-snortingly hilarious show that has drawn performances from Broadway stars like Annaleigh Ashford, Lena Hall, Christopher Sieber, Marc Kudisch and Hunter Foster, in addition to other notable names such as Justin Guarini from “American Idol,” Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch, legendary drag queen Hedda Lettuce and President of Jujamcyn Theaters, Jordan Roth. Tony nominee Brenda Braxton recently produced 6 monthly performances of Villain: DeBlanks at The Triad NYC, and the show is considering a weekly run later this year.  Don’t miss it!

To learn all the (noun) about Villain: DeBlanks, visit the website villaindeblanks.com, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.