Religomania (a.k.a. “Holy Crap!”)

by Debra Ryll and Michele Rundgren
Monterey, CA/Princeville, Kauai
Musical comedy
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
60 Minutes
TICKETS: $10 ($12.99 online)
WED SEPT 13 8:30 PM RELIGOMANIA (a.k.a. “Holy Crap!”)
SAT SEPT 16 7:30 PM RELIGOMANIA (a.k.a. “Holy Crap!”)
SUN SEPT 17 2:30 PM RELIGOMANIA (a.k.a. “Holy Crap!”)
TUE SEPT 19 8:30 PM RELIGOMANIA (a.k.a. “Holy Crap!)

Nothing is sacred in Religomania, a musical comedy that skewers religion and the dogma that divides us. Fed up with religious extremism, Mona is on a mission to take down organized religion. But with a new Republican regime infringing on the rights of ALL citizens, can she convince her friends to join the crusade? Or do they need faith to get through the next eight years?
Michele Rundgren (Playwright/Composer) is a proud “Has Been” Broadway Singer/Dancer, member of The Tubes rock group on Capital Records, ‘Brood Sow’ and Background Singer for Todd Rundgren, and currently, Todd’s Road Manager, Choreographer and Kauai Tiki Iniki Bar owner.
Debra Ryll (Playwright) is a freelance writer/editor, children’s book author and a former humor columnist. As a partner in Venus Envy Productions, she and Michele Rundgren developed scripts and produced a pilot for a comedy cooking show (“The Hip Hop Chef”). A featured speaker at TEDx Monterey (“Random Acts of Kind Mind”), she wrote Religomania to make the world safer for her daughter.
Shannon Davis (Director) is a director, actor, & educator. She is known for her work in experiential theatre for cultural and social awareness. She currently works for Berkeley Repertory Theatre as well as many Bay Area theatre institutions. Coming up, you can see her work as Scrooge in Theatre of Yugen’s A Noh Christmas Carol. MFA-Directing, MFA-Acting. Stanislavski Intensive- MXAT Harvard. BA-Theatrical Vocal Performance.
Sarah Williams (Stage Manager) is happy to be part of Religomania in this year’s Fringe Festival. Sarah holds a BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU and has completed an intensive Shakespeare program at LAMDA . Favorite past roles include Chiron in Titus Andronicus, Maggie in The Shadowbox, and Paulina in The Winter’s Tale. This fall she will be joining the cast of Romeo and Juliet with San Francisco Shakespeare Festival as the Nurse/Benvolio alternate.
Juliana Lustenader (Mona) is excited to make her SF Fringe Festival debut this year. Her favorite Bay Area roles have been Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q, Leslie in The House of Yes, and Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens ("Best Featured Actress in a Musical", BATCC). Juliana is the Artistic Director of Shakespeare at the Club, a member of Custom Made Theatre, and a proud graduate of San Francisco State University’s Theatre Arts Department.
Larissa Kelloway (Michele) is a performer, voice researcher and educator, and Pilates practitioner. Performance credits include productions of The Sound of Music, Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens. Cabaret work includes Tomfoolery, and a self-devised one woman show Woman on the Edge of a Nervous Impulse. BA in Musical Theatre from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia. Currently finishing a PhD research project investigating “Pilates, and Posture and Vocal Quality of Singers”.
The T (Gary) is an actor, singer, dancer, writer, lyricist, and model who enjoys every aspect of the arts including technical theatre and teaching. Working hard to make his mark, The T has worked professionally in the USA and Hungary in nearly 30 different shows, and prays that his passion would flourish in both countries and more.
Emily Corbo (Chrissie) is an actor and art-maker based in San Francisco. Recent roles include: Jean in Dead Man's Cell Phone and Viola in Twelfth Night at the Diego Rivera Theatre of San Francisco City College, where she currently studies acting. BA in Art History & Studio Practice from San Francisco State University.
Talia Cheren (Zara) is Cheren an actor, vocalist and film maker. She is really excited to be part of this production and make her debut at the SF Fringe Festival. Past productions include: All in the Timing, Venus in Fur, and Bash: A Gaggle of Saints. Film/TV credits include short films such as: Amot, One Small Step and Candle Party. BA in Cinema from San Francisco State University.
Guillermo Yiyo Ornelas (Dominic) is a queer actor in the East Bay. Yiyo's last production was in Chavez Ravine at UC Berkeley. Yiyo is currently working on new, experimental work with a queer artist collective in Oakland. Guillermo is the recipient of the Mark Goodson award for 'Distinguished Theatrical Talent' and is excited to return to the stage. BA in Sociology and Theater & Performance Studies.