Stealing from Work was founded in 2011 by Angie Albeck and Marianne DiMascio. As recipients of the Flynn Center’s New Artist Space Assistance Grant, Stealing from Work presented their first staged reading of original sketches in 2012. Subsequent productions included A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Front Porch Forum (2015), Seven Minutes in Heaven: I’m Totally Crushing on the Best of Stealing from Work (2015), History Retweets Itself (2017), The Unbearable Whiteness of Being (2018), SVU: Sketch Victims Unit (2019), From Russia With Likes (2020), Something Old, Something New, Nothing Borrowed, Often Blue (2022), and Gaslight at the End of the Tunnel (2023). In 2019 Stealing from Work performed at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston and won the Seven Days Daysie for best comedy troupe. It is a thrill to be sharing Artificial Irrelevance.
ANGIE ALBECK (she/her) (co-producer) is so proud to have been Stealing from Work for a full decade. She lives in Colchester where you can find her enjoying time with her spouse, pets, bikes, bees, and beer.
CAEL BARKMAN (they/them) (actor) is ready for a good time. You’ve seen them in previous SFW shows and perhaps on other stages. Cael is a big fan of silliness, dancing on the daily, being outside & crosswords puzzles. Be kind and stay rad. Nothing is impossible.
CHRIS CASWELL is an actor whose recent credits include Rachel in Dirt Road Theater’s premiere production of The Ties That Bind by Tamar Cole and Judy in Middlebury Acting Company’s Small Mouth Sounds. She is thrilled to be president of the board for the newly reopened Off Center for the Dramatic Arts where she is co-producing the free community night series HATCH made possible by the BCA Community Fund.
MARIANNE DiMASCIO (she/her) (actor, writer) co-founded Stealing from Work with Angie Albeck in 2012. She is thrilled to still be working on sketch comedy with such kind and talented people. She has performed with Middlebury Acting Company, Saints and Poets Productions, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, and Vermont Stage. She has written for The Assembly (Immediate Consumption), Middlebury Actors Company (Flash Forward), and Vermont Stage (Winter Tales). Marianne is participating in the inaugural Screenplay Incubator Program with the Vermont Production Collective.
Amy Halpin Riley
AMY HALPIN RILEY (actor) is a performer, director, and educator who studied and performed theater and improv in Chicago and NYC at The Second City Conservatory, Improv Olympic, and Upright Citizens Brigade. In Vermont, she co-founded Full Circle Theater Collaborative and is proud of her work in education at The Flynn and Vermont Stage. She could not be more grateful for the silliness and brilliance that is Stealing From Work.
ALEX S. HUDSON (actor) earned her degrees at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and The University College Dublin. She is an acting teacher and meditation coach, founder of The Creative Mindfulness School, Mum of two, devout Danny Devito fan and performs with local theatre companies as often as possible. She is so grateful to be back on stage with her favourite collaborators in silly, Stealing From Work.
SETH JARVIS (director) Seth Jarvis likes to steal from work.
JORY RAPHAEL (he/him) (actor) is thrilled to once again be joining Stealing from Work on the Vermont Comedy Club stage. He studied acting at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theatre Institute, improv comedy at IO in Chicago, and is an alumni of Addison Repertory Theater. Most recently he played Fred and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in Middlebury Acting Company’s production of A Christmas Carol. He is not wearing a wig tonight. Yes, his hair is actually that grey.
GEEDA SEARFOORCE (she/her) (actor) has been Stealing From Work for over a decade. She also has performed with Messenger Theater Company, the Chelsea Repertory Lab, Middlebury Acting Company, and Vermont Stage Company. She teaches through the Vermont Young Playwrights Program, holds a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and completed the two-year Meisner training program at The Acting Studio. She’s fond of you and many humans.
JESS WILSON (stage manager, sound designer, projections designer) has been bringing fart cues and other sound to life for Stealing From Work since the company’s 2012 inception, Jess’ other recent theatre credits include Vermont Stage Company’s Cadillac Crew (2023, sound design), Airness (2023, sound & projections design) Pitmen Painters (2022, sound & projections design), A Thin Place (2022, sound design), Maytag Virgin (2021, sound design), and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In Night-Time (2018, projections design). Jess is the co-founder of Saints and Poets Production Company and by day is the Co-Director of the Media Factory.
Credits and Thanks
Alec Julien — graphic design projects
Amanda McKeever — graphic design projects
Ben Hudson — photography
Hayley Ryan — Clear Results
Kevin Christopher — Clear Results
Lori Roberts — graphic design projects
Rebecca Raskin — choreography
Vivien Enriquez — Clear Results
Additional thanks to:
BCA Elevation Grant
Emer Pond Feeney
Saints and Poets Production Company
Stacy, Phoebe, and Tatum Raphael
The Off Center for the Dramatic Arts
Town Hall Theater