Steve Auger (Larkin/Doorman) has been working in local theater for over 25 years. He is very excited to be making this production his BHP debut. Recently seen as three different characters in The Misadventures of Spy Matthias at Theater on Fire and Melora’s Dad in Unreliable Narrator’s Human Contact. Other favorite roles include Fr. Dan and others in Speakeasy Stage Co’s production of Jeffrey, Emory in Triangle Theaters The Boys in the Band and Marguerite in their production of Camille. Steve is also an Alumnus of Improv Boston, The Improbable Players and Science Theater at the Museum of Science. Big shout out to Shotz Boston for giving actors a venue to play and get back into the swing of things. He is also a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and served on the local council for 10 years. As always thanks to Myles for being a supportive part in all of the above! Steve’s Bad Habit is he constantly goes back to check that the car door is locked so much so that actors on road trips have taken bets, counting out the seconds before he went back to check. OK maybe more obsessive compulsive than a Bad Habit, but you are thinking “Did I actually lock the car door?” right now aren’t you…too late the lights are dimming!
Dani Berkowitz (Tess/Elizabeth) is so excited to make her debut with Bad Habit Productions! Some favorite credits include: It IS My Place (True to Life Training), The Wakeville Stories (Matty Mae Theater Project), This is Treatment (Reviving Visions Theater Company), Bang Bang You’re Dead (New Mystics Theater Company), Uncommon Women and Others (Actors Playground). Select Educational Credits: The Learned Ladies (Phillimonte), Suessical The Musical (Mrs. Mayor), Anything to Declare (Mariette), Cinderella (Joy).Thanks to Mom, Dad, Misha, Keats, Liz, Danny, & Matt. BFA Emerson College. www.daniberkowitz.squarespace.com. Dani’s bad habit is that she jumps on people and tackles them to the ground to show affection.
Elyas Deen Harris (Paul) is very excited to be making his debut with Bad Habit Productions. Elyas was born and raised in Dorchester, MA. Elyas received his degree from Bucknell University in education and attended The Boston Arts Academy as a Theatre Major. Since he has returned he has become invested in the Boston theatre community. Favorite acting credits include the Great War Theatre Project: UK Tour (TC² Theatre Company), Macbeth (Bucknell Theatre), and No Exit (Bucknell Theatre). He has spent his post graduate years teaching special education for the Boston Public Schools and working on the Street Team Member for Company One Theatre. He also worked as a teaching artist for The Theatre Offensive and Asian American Civic Association. Elyas’ bad habit is that he always lets his laundry pile up before reluctantly dragging his clothes to the laundromat.
Steven L. Emanuelson (Flan) Steven is both excited and honored to continue working with BHP. His credits include: The Goat (Bad Habit Productions), Of Mice and Men (Moonbox Productions), Icarus and 28 Seeds (Liars and Believers). His Atlanta credits include: Shear Madness (The Alliance Theatre), West Side Story (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Bent and Some Men (Actor’s Express Theatre), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Rocky Horror Show (Dad’s Garage Theatre), Miklat (Jewish Theatre of the South) among others. He has also performed with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival in The Tempest, Hamlet, All’s Well that Ends Well and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He holds an MFA degree from The University of Georgia and has taught acting in both Atlanta (Actor’s Express Theatre) and Boston (New York Film Academy/Harvard). He is an Actor’s Equity Membership Candidate and has a bad habit of eating French fries and cracking his knuckles.
Kevin Hanley (Ben/Trent) is ecstatic to be making his Bad Habit main stage debut after performing in numerous On Tap productions. He is a Wagner College musical theatre graduate who now resides in Waltham, MA. Favorite credits include Chess (The Longwoods Players), Falsettos (Hovey), Avenue Q (Vokes), and RENT (Bay Colony). You can also catch Kevin in “With a Twist”, a 2 person pop/rock cabaret, once a month at Club Cafe. Kevin’s bad habit is going online to read all of the spoilers before watching his favorite TV shows (and sometimes spoiling for others).
Ben Heath (Woody/Rick/Policeman) is excited to be making his debut with Bad Habit Productions. He graduated from Emerson College in 2014 with a degree in Acting. Some of his favorite area credits include Banquo in Macbeth (Brown Box Theatre Project), and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Boston Theater Company). Ben’s bad habit is being overly competitive at board games.
Janelle Mills (Kitty) is excited to be working with Bad Habit once again. She first appeared with the company as Joyce in BHP’s production of Top Girls. Most recently, Janelle had the honor of playing Casalia Belprop in Personal Belongings, a solo performance piece, as part of Brown Box Theatre Project’s Boxer Shorts. Other recent credits include: Ollie and Helen in The Misadventures of Spy Matthias (Theatre on Fire); Mrs. Marshall in Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix); Gertrude in From Denmark with Love (Vaquero Playground); and Tilly in It’s a Wonderful Life (Stoneham Theatre). Janelle had the privilege of being a member of the IRNE award winning Ensemble for The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Lyric Stage). Other companies she has worked with include the Publick Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage, Arts after Hours, and Fort Point Theatre Channel. She is a founding member of Exquisite Corps Theatre Company and a producing associate for Titanic Theatre. A hearty thank you to the audience for your continued support of fringe theatre in Boston. Janelle’s bad habit is leaving her shoes in any corner of the apartment – ready for tripping over.
C. D. Matthew Murphy (Geoffrey/Dr. Fine/Detective) (but you can call him Matthew) is an actor, singer, and writer. This is Matthew’s second appearance with BHP, having played Sir Edward Clarke in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Other area appearances include the premiere of Soul Fight by local writer Catherine O’Neill with Boston Actors Theater, Humorless (Hub Theatre Company) at the 2013 Ten Minute Play Festival, Marble by Irish playwright Marina Carr as part of Arts Emerson’s Irish Festival, and several productions at the Company Theatre in Norwell, including Blithe Spirit, The Music Man, and A Christmas Carol. Matthew also works in the tourism industry as a manager for Boston Harbor Cruises. (www.bostonharborcruises.com) Matthew expresses special thanks to Loc, always. Matthew’s bad habit is tweeting way too much, usually incorporating an excess of unnecessary ellipses….
Alex Portenko (Doug/Hustler) is thrilled to be making his debut with Bad Habit Productions. Originally from Uzbekistan, Alex received his B.F.A. in theatre arts from Salem State University in 2015. He currently resides in Boston and was last seen in The Normal Heart (Salem Theatre Co.) When not acting or directing, Alex works as a concierge at a very nice spa. Alex’s hobbies include photography, reading and playing guitar. Alex’s bad habit is eating a pint of ice cream as he binge-watches Netflix deep into the night. R + L = J.
Christine Power (Ouisa) is pleased to be making her debut with Bad Habit. Recent local credits include Equus (Off the Grid), Greenland (Apollinaire), Chalk (Fresh Ink), In the Summer House (Fort Point), Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix), Good Television (Zeitgeist), The Miracle Worker (Wheelock), Three Viewings (New Rep), and Neighbors (Company One; Norton nomination outstanding actress). Christine is a sometimes playwright and has a bad habit of not always finishing what she