Preparing for Season Two

Well, it’s about that time. Season two is creeping up on us and we’re hard at work getting prepared to bring it to you. I’m excited to show off some artwork for the next season. In the coming weeks, we’ll be launching our Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to produce season two. Make use to sign up for our email newsletter to find out the latest and like us on Facebook and follow us on the Twitter machine.

Episode 9: The End – Guest Stars

Mary Spadoni -Woman Reading Magazine
Mary Spadoni is proud to be making her online debut with Fat Guy. Her acting oeuvre spans both years and time zones, from humble beginnings as Angel #3 (Miss Harrington’s 2nd grade Christmas Pageant), to her crowing moment as First Liturgical Dancer (RDHS Youth Ministry Ash Wednesday Mass). Mary is especially adept at playing holiday-themed characters (Head Elf, St. John Brebeuf Holy Name Society Christmas Party; Easter Bunny, Bay Park Mall). Mary has appeared on CSI: New York. She originally hails from Chicago and makes a mean lasagna.

Episode 8: The Scandal – Guest Stars

Sari Schwartz - Melissa Bennett Mendoza
Sari Schwartz studied theatre at Northwestern University.  Since graduating she’s primarily been on the music scene in NYC singing with her band Fireplay, singing backup with Lady Rapper Miss Angelina, and singing backup with latin singer Mariella Gonzales. Come check out a Fireplay show soon by going to their website: www.fireplayband.com


Geoffrey Mergele – Connor Ryan
A native Texan, Geoffrey now calls New York City his home. National tours: The Wizard of Oz. Regional: A Christmas Carol (Gateway Playhouse); 42nd Street (Eldorado Casino); A Chorus Line and Wizard of Oz (Jenny Wiley); and numerous shows with Prather Entertainment Group and Surflight Theatre.

Episode 7: The Audition – Guest Stars

McKayla Marso - Casting Director
McKayla is currently performing with the national tour of Spamalot.

 

 

Jesse Coleman – Casting Director
Jesse Coleman is a veteran of 3 national theatrical tours, numerous regional theaters and several mustaches.  With ‘Fat Guy’, he crosses ”webseries” off his bucket list.

 

 

Sari Schwartz – Melissa Bennett Mendoza
Sari Schwartz studied theatre at Northwestern University.  Since graduating she’s primarily been on the music scene in NYC singing with her band Fireplay, singing backup with Lady Rapper Miss Angelina, and singing backup with latin singer Mariella Gonzales. Come check out a Fireplay show soon by going to their website: www.fireplayband.com

Spirit Day 2011

If you’re reading this on October 20th, 2011, you’ll probably notice something a little different about the site. Fat Guy is joining with millions of others to celebrate Spirit Day

Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy — participants are asked to simply “go purple” on October 20 as we work to create a world in which LGBT teens are celebrated and accepted for who they are.    - www.gladd.org/spiritday

As someone who was picked on in school, I can completely relate to the plight of the countless LGBT kids who are targeted daily by bigoted bullies. I was a kid with a pretty extroverted personality and a tough enough exterior that I could combat the taunting, but there are many out there unable to protect themselves from bigotry.

Please show your support, not just today, but every day and support equal rights and kind, civilized treatment of all. Learn more about how you can get involved here

 

Put on your finest…it’s award show season

Well folks, it’s time for season one to begin winding down. This week, episode seven comes out and then it’s just two more. I can’t thank everyone enough for all the support and feedback. Now that the season is out, it’s time to spread the word and make Fat Guy a household name. 

We have the opportunity to compete for some awards and get some major visibility. Fat Guy will be submitting for nominations in several categories for the International Academy of Web Television Awards in January, but we need your help. Like most festivals, this one has a fee for submissions. I funded season one of Fat Guy entirely out of my own pocket and now the coffers are a little low. We need your help to get exposure at the festivals. Continue reading

Art Imitating Life – A True Story

As artists, we creative types draw upon a strange stew of ideas to express our stories. That stew is a mixture of both the inventive (and usually bizarre in my case) and true life. For any of you watching Fat Guy and upon seeing episode 4 are thinking to yourselves; “self, this is completely insane”. Well, you’d be wrong.

The man in question shall remain nameless (primarily because it was years ago and I can’t remember his name). While the outcome of Greg and Caskey’s date will be completely different, its beginnings originate from a very real place.  Continue reading

Episode 3: The Show – Guest Stars

Emily Karpiuk – Cabaret Performer
Emily Karpiuk is pursuing her passion to perform in NYC, though, she is proud to be from “Tree-Town,”Ann Arbor, MI. She is a recent graduate from the Boston Conservatory, with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Emily has sailed the seas as a featured singer with Royal Caribbean International, and toured the U.S. and performed in NYC with Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. Emily interned at the Looking Glass Theatre, and has had the opportunity to perform new works such as The Life And Death of Joshua Zweig, and Blaspheme. Emily will soon be appearing in My Three Angels as Marie Louise with the Hampton Theatre Company.

Marissa Rosen – Cabaret Performer
Marissa Rosen was just seen starring as Maria Pinnunziato in My Big Gay Italian Wedding. Off Broadway: Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Regional/International: FOOTLOOSE, Bare, SHOUT!, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Footloose, Beware Bernadette, Urinetown, Grease, You Can’t Take it With You, Gypsy, & Into the Woods to name a few. Marissa originated the role of The Secondary Princess in the premiere of Disenchanted: Bitches of the Kingdom. Marissa holds a BFA in Musical Theater from NSU. Thank you Dustin, Eric and my amazing friends and family for their constant support. For my grandpa..Forever in the front row..

Erin Sjostrom – Cabaret Performer
A San Francisco Bay Area native now residing in New York City, Erin received her BA from the University of Notre Dame (Political Science and Music) and her Masters from the Boston Conservatory (Musical Theatre). She recently toured the US with If You Give A Pig A Pancake and Other Storybooks. Favorite credits include: The Last Five Years (Cathy), The Taxi Cabaret (C.C.), and Parade (Pretty Girl). When she is not performing, Erin enjoys shoes, the beach, and people who remove their metrocards from their wallets before they are standing in the middle of the turnstile [not necessarily in that order].

www.erinsjostrom.com

Episode 2: The Shoot – Guest Stars

Carly Frankel – Production Assistant
Carly was most recently seen as Natalie in Mt. Carmel Theatre Company’s production of “All Shook Up” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Prior to that, Carly’s credits included The Soothsayer in “Hood”, Jennifer in “Forbidden Office” and of course, the PA in Caskey Hunsader’s “Fat Guy”. To keep up to date with Carly’s recent film, musical theater & new media projects, feel free to visit her site at www.CarlyFrankel.net, where you can find her resume, videos, music & more!

www.carlyfrankel.net

Chris Moss – Photographer

Daniela Francisca Thome – Account Executive
Having worked in mostly original work in New York, her favorite roles include Agua in Bea Carmina’s Tip of the Iceberg, as well as Maggie in Brett Epstein’s Life Without Joey. She also loved helping to create Oh de Sea!, where she played the goddess Athena directed by Tamilla Woodard of The Internationalists. At Nicu’s Spoon, she acted in Nicholas Linnehan’s Erosion, directed by Andrew Rothkin. She has also worked with the Gallery Players, The Barrow Group, The Lark, and The Stella Adler Studio, where she trained for two years. In addition, she produced and acted in Anton Dudley’s play BOB.

Most recently she acted and sang in Ninja Motorcyle Babes, which had its New York Premiere at The Fresh Fruit Festival and also played a fabulous Blue Fairy in the musical Cinderella created by newly formed Identity Theater (seewww.identitytheater.com for details!) Keep an eye out for her in the upcoming independent feature called Saudade?. She is very excited to be a part of Fat Guy!  Thank you Caskey and all of the fantastic cast, crew and viewers.

Morgan Paige Fluss – Stylist
Nat’l Tours: Seussical (JoJo) & Henry & Mudge (Annie, Theatreworks/USA); El Si de las Ninas (Irene, Nat’l Theatre for Arts & Education), Regional: Spelling Bee (Logainne, Media Theatre), Butterflies are Free (Jill), Baby (Lizzie), & Little Women (Amy, Thunder Bay Theatre Michigan); Sweet Charity (Charity, Merrick Theatre NY), Maren of Vardo (Maren, Center City Opera PA). Morgan has a BA from Elmira College and loves mac n’ cheese, hockey & word games. Member of Actor’s Equity Association.

Emily Karpiuk - Cabaret Performer
Emily Karpiuk is pursuing her passion to perform in NYC, though, she is proud to be from “Tree-Town,”Ann Arbor, MI. She is a recent graduate from the Boston Conservatory, with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Emily has sailed the seas as a featured singer with Royal Caribbean International, and toured the U.S. and performed in NYC with Brother Joscephus and The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra. Emily interned at the Looking Glass Theatre, and has had the opportunity to perform new works such as The Life And Death of Joshua Zweig, and Blaspheme. Emily will soon be appearing in My Three Angels as Marie Louise with the Hampton Theatre Company.

life. love. LAUNCH! Episode One of Fat Guy now online!

Well everyone,

After years in the making, Fat Guy is finally a reality. I am pleased to announce episode one of season one is now online and ready for you to watch right now. What are you waiting for??? Watch the first episode, watch it again and then Tweet and Facebook the crap out of it and get all your friends to watch….then watch it again.

I would personally like to thank everyone reading this for their support and all the talented wonderful people who donated their time and resources to making this show happen. We’ve still got eight more episodes left for you to enjoy after this, so keep checking back every Thursday for the latest.

-Caskey