In a Polynesian Mood

Ashley Rebecca King

Ashley Rebecca King is an actor/ singer/ musician in New York City. A recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan's Theater program, Ashley has collaborated with various artists, performance groups and theater festivals across the country, including American Family Theater, The McKeesport Symphony, The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra, The McKeesport Little Theater, Donna Stearns and Shakespeare Saturdays, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius Festival. Her first full length musical, "Pigeons: A Musical Fable of New York," was recently chosen as one of nine finalist in the first annual SCENE IT! New York, 2010 emerging artists competition, and a scene will be performed at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in NYC this September. "In a Polynesian Mood" is her fourth full-length production with collaborator Greg Portz.

Greg Portz

photo by Keith Huang
Greg Portz is a writer, lyricist, composer and performer whose work has been described by the Village Voice as "...catchy..." Originally from Tuscarora, Pennsylvania, Greg has studied improv at The PIT and the Upright Citizens Brigade for several years. Along with performing with PIT house team Mrs. Estherhouse, Greg has performed in many independent improv groups including musical improv group Best New Artist. His most recent work was composing music for the play "She of the Voice" (PS 122), an adaptation of a short story by award-winning author Hari Kunzru.  He is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College.