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Alex Skuby, Mo Collins, and Howie Skora!
KICKSTARTER HAS LAUNCHED!
Jessica Pohly, Peggy Maltby Etra, Alex Skuby, Robbie Mangiardi and Mo Collins at Whitefire Theatre.
When a shocking furniture accident claims the life of his Uncle Max, L.A. actor Doug Elling must work in his family business in Brooklyn to be confronted with not only his dysfunctional family, but what lead him to become an actor in the first place. This Miserable Productions play stars Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Mad TV, Lady Dynamite), Robbie Mangiardi, Jessica Pohly (Groundlings) and Peggy Matlby Etra (Seinfeld) at Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
Damaged Furniture is the second collaboration between Howard Skora and Jim Fall. They also worked together on Skora's first play, the critically acclaimed, Miserable with an Ocean View, which also featured Alex Skuby.
The producers of the critically-acclaimed Damaged Furniture are launching a $150,000 Kickstarter Campaign to bring the production and original cast from L.A. to Broadway.
Donors will be able to enjoy the west coast production from the comforts of home (along with many other perks), be instrumental in bringing the cast and creative team to New York… And most importantly, become an integral part of the oh-solovable but ever-so-dysfunctional, Damaged Furniture family!
Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead, Mad TV, Lady Dynamite), Robert Mangiardi, Jessica Pohly (Groundlings) and Peggy Maltby Etra (Seinfeld, Groundlings). Written by Howard Skora. Directed by Jim Fall.
When a shocking furniture accident claims the life of his Uncle Max, LA actor Doug Elling (Alex Skuby) must work in his family business in Brooklyn to be confronted with not only his dysfunctional family, but what lead him to become an actor in the first place. Starring: Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead, Mad TV, Lady Dynamite), Robert Mangiardi, Jessica Pohly (Groundlings) and Peggy Maltby Etra (Seinfeld, Groundlings). Written by Howard Skora. Directed by Jim Fall.
ON TODAY'S SHOW...
Alex Skuby (Doug)
Skuby’s credits include: SANTA CLARITA DIET, BONES, LAST MAN STANDING, CSI, CBS’s hit sitcom THE KING OF QUEENS (5 seasons recurring as Mr. Pruzan), recently recurring on Freeform’s drama series THE FOSTERS as Detective Joe Gray and the upcoming feature film MY BABYSITTER THE SUPERHERO where he plays the main villain, Commander Kruel.
Mo Collins (Laurie)
After landing Mad TV in 1998, Mo built her credits up with hit shows such as ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and PARKS AND RECREATION as scandalwrangler Joan Callamezzo and Gyna in 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN. Currently, Mo can be seen as Susan on LADY DYNAMITE and the animated show F IS FOR FAMILY on Netflix where she earned her first Emmy nomination in 2017. Mo is an avid animal advocate, and enjoys doing stand-up for even more shits and giggles. She recently joined the cast of the newest season of AMC’s FEAR THE WALKING DEAD where she plays Sarah.
Howard Skora (Playwright/Producer)
Shora is the 1st place winner of the 5th Annual Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition. Skora beat out 3000 other screenplays with his dark comedy-thriller Reckless Endangerment and used the $10,000 prize money to complete NICK NAME AND THE NORMALS, his first independent feature-length documentary which premiered in London at The National Film Theatre and can be seen on Netflix. Skora studied Screenwriting at UCLA Extension where he received the prestigious Diane Thomas Screenwriting Award for his screenplay, THE TRAINER.
He then wrote THE UNKNOWN CYCLIST which premiered at the Seattle Film Festival and was purchased as a Starz Original Feature and was honored with a nomination for Outstanding Cable TV movie at the 11th Annual GLADD Media Awards as well as winning The SHINE award for best entertainment special.. Skora developed his comedy skills first at The Second City in Chicago and then later as the backup comic at Catch a Rising Star in NYC. Skora’s first play, MISERABLE WITH AN OCEAN VIEW, directed by Jim Fall, had its world premiere on June 6th, 2015 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. It ran for 5 sold-out months thanks to multiple 5-star reviews which placed it as the top-rated original comedy in Los Angeles. The reviews called Skora “..brilliant” and the play “clever… with hilarious one-liners ”, “laugh-out loud funny” and “…equally masterful to AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. Skora is able to find absurdity and humor in some of the most shocking of situations”.
The production is currently looking for other runs in New York, San Francisco and London. Skora develops most of his writing in The Actor’s Gym at The WhiteFire Theatre, run by Bobby Moresco (Academy-Award winner for “Crash”). His second play, DAMAGED FURNITURE, directed by Jim Fall, had it’s world premiere on March 24th, 2018 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. It ran for 6 sold-out months thanks to multiple 5-star reviews which placed it as the top-rated original comedy in Los Angeles on Better-Lemons for it’s entire run with a 100% sweet critic rating. Skora and the cast are now looking forward to a run in NYC for 2019.
“What makes the play a big success is its blatant, over-thetop, outrageous comedy that will not quit. The acting from the five-member ensemble is nothing short of brilliant…” – Don Grigware, Broadway World