Praise for Andy as the caterpillar in Your Alice
Your Alice ranked 16th by the list as edinburgh fringe comes to a close
The List, one of the UK's most prominent Fringe entertainment guides, ranked Your Alice #16 out of the 4,000+ productions booked at this years festival for top reviewed shows.
For complete rankings, click on The List image left.
Your alice Receives 'Excellent show' badge from the Fringe Review
"While the actors playing Alice and Dodson are excellent during their frequent, intimate stage time, every single actor in the ensemble shines as a cog in the well-oiled machinery of this show. The wry Chesire Cat, who doubles as a virtuosic pianist, the hypnotically sensual caterpillar, and of course the Queen of Hearts, snapping between a very sensible, realistic Mrs. Liddel, mother to Alice, and the larger-than-life villain: all were phenomenal. Not to mention the perfect, frequent comic timing peppered throughout by various members of the cast."
"The entire production – writing, direction, design, ensemble- is an impressive feat of theatre that both entertains and pulls at your heart strings. It will draw you in and force you to think carefully about the nature of love and relationships, creativity and inspiration, and when and where this line can and should be drawn."
Check out the full review here.
YOUR ALICE RECEIVES 5 star review from broadway babY
"Your Alice combines elements of both real historical events and the fantasy world of Wonderland to create an absolute masterpiece of modern theatre."
"Perhaps the most impressive element of this production is the smooth transitions between reality and fantasy, enabled by the 11-strong cast. They are practised, disciplined, and their group synchronisation is spellbinding."
"From beautiful costumes to striking hair and makeup, every element of Your Alice works perfectly together to produce an impressive and must-see show."
Check out the full review here.
YoUR Alice headed to Edinburgh fringe festival
You can catch Andy reprising his role of the Caterpillar in Your Alice this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Shows will run from August 3rd to August 25th.
For more details and ticket info click here!
Your Alice By Billie Aken Tyers At brooklyn Academy of Music
Starting May 23rd, catch 'Your Alice' at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher Theatre.
The play takes a new look at the relationship between writer Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgeson) and the girl who inspired the real life tales of Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell.
Originally produced by Ophelia Theatre Group last April, Andy will be reprising his role of The Caterpillar.
Tickets available at: https://www.bam.org/theater/2018/youralice
The Hound, THe Hare, and The Hallway earns 3 nominations From THE NYTF
The Hound, The Hare and The Hallway has been nominated for 3 awards by the New York Theatre Festival after it's participation in Winterfest 18'.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony on the evening of March 13th.
Out of a total of 80+ Winterfest productions 5 nominees were selected for each category.
Andy would like to thank his dedicated cast and crew for all of their hard work on a very successful run!
Tickets For The Hound, The Hare, and The Hallway are now on sale!
Andy's full length playwriting debut is set for Winterfest Festival at The Hudson Guild in February.
The Hound, The Hare, and The Hallway
Written By Andy Dispensa
Directed by Andy Dispensa and Nick Dispensa
Starring Sam Simone, Andy Dispensa and Lauren Renahan
Poster Art by Michael Dispensa
A dark romantic drama set almost entirely in a New York City apartment hallway. Marisa Rogers, living on her own for the first time, befriends Dante Rega, her neighbor from across the hall, and the two attempt to navigate feelings, loneliness, mental illness and certain fears.
FEBRUARY 5 @ 9PM
FEBRUARY 7 @ 9PM
FEBRUARY 10 @ 6PM
RUNNING TIME 90 MINUTES
Tickets for RagTag Theatre's Cinderella at Theatre Row are now on sale!
Ragtag Theatre Company is back with their sold-out hit and this year’s Off Broadway Alliance winner for Best Family Show, Cinderella!
Catch them Off-Broadway at:
Theatre Row - The Lion Theatre
410 West 42nd Street
Between 9th and 10th Avenues
December 23, 2017-January 7, 2018
'The Hound, The Hare, And The Hallway' set to Debut at the hudson guild in february
Andy's new full length play has been selected by The Winterfest Festival for a 3 show run February 5th, 7th, and 10th.
Fundraising is now underway for the production which will take place at the gorgeous Hudson Guild in Chelsea.
For more details click on the video to your left.
And If you care to help support this new work please visit-
'The Commedia Cinderella' Wins The OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARD For Best Family Show
'The Commedia Cinderella', a play in which Andy played one of the leads, was awarded 'Best Family Show' by the Off Broadway Alliance.
Others being honored by the Alliance are Paula Vogel, Harvey Fierstein, Athol Fugard, Israel Horovitz, Charlotte Moore, and Estelle Parsons. Additionally, James Houghton will be inducted into the Off Broadway Alliance Hall of Fame.
The award ceremony will take place at Sardis on June 20th.
Look out this July for an encore performance from Rag Tag Theatre Co. where Andy will reprise his role of Pantalone/The Prince at The Mcginn/Cazale (Womans Project) Theatre.
Andy Originating the role of 'the caterpillar' in 'Your Alice ' With Ophelia Theatre Company
Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers
- OPHELIA THEATER
- 21-12 30TH RD, ASTORIA, NY 11102
- April 28th - May 20th : Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 6pm
SYNOPSIS: Your Alice explores the complex and dynamic friendship between Charles Ludvig Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) and his ‘Dreamchild’ muse Miss Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland. As they sail down the Oxford river, the songs, words and whimsical characters of Wonderland are pitted against the demons of a man struggling to keep himself afloat.
Directed by Billie Aken-Tyers and Michael Bradshaw Flynn
Original score by Stephen Murphy
Starring: Eliza Shea, Charles Dodgson, Andy Dispensa, Tamara Sevunts, Kaitlyn Schirard, Ian Petersen, Michael Tubman, Lawryn Lacroix, Brittney Moss, Megan Magee, and Zach Rich
Andy To Play The lead in Israel Horovitz's 'LINE' - New York's Longest Running Play
Come February 20th Andy will step into the role of Stephen in Israel Horovitz's Line, the longest running play in New York. Premiering November 11th 1967 at La Mama with a cast that included John Cazale and Richard Dreyfuss, the off-off broadway show has been a staple of New York theatre for the past 50 years. It is an absurdist drama about 5 people waiting in line for an event. You can catch Line at-
50 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Monday May 8th, 15th and 22nd at 7:30pm
Tickets are 10$ (Cash Only)
I Pipistrelli by Andy Dispensa
Andy's short play 'I Pipistrelli' has been accepted into The Dionysian, a new playwrighting magazine which will be printing its first issue December 1st 2016. The magazine chose to publish 'I Pipistrelli' along with 13 other plays from almost 400 submissions. It will also feature interviews from playwrights/directors Marco Calvani, Daniel Talbott, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp.
He would like to thank everyone at The Dionysian for reading his play and selecting it for their inaugural issue! These guys & gals are really doing some exciting things for playwrights and theatre in general, so look out for them.
The Dionysian mission statement reads-
The Dionysian aims to highlight emerging and established playwrights of all genres and backgrounds through a quarterly publication and blog.
You can find them at-
Artwork courtesy of Jeff Godfrey - jcgodfrey.wordpress.com