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Garth Kravits and Evan Daves’ Sketch Comedy Series THE ANNEX is Official Selection of Palm Springs International Comedy Festival

“The Annex,” a new sketch comedy series, created by actor, writer, director Garth Kravits and Evan Daves, is an official selection of the Palm Springs International Comedy Festival and is screening online  through September 18. For online ticket information, visit the PSICF 2020 Virtual Festival website.

Lia Chang, Evan Daves, Garth Kravits and Coco Cohn

“The Annex” is the brain child of cut & dry films’ Garth Kravits along with Evan Daves, who shared writing and directing duties for the series. 

Garth Kravits and Evan Daves

“The Annex” follows the everyday, and often inane goings on at a failing Adult Education facility, loosely based on the now defunct Learning Annex in NYC.  Kravits plays Alan, who is tasked with trying to revive a business, building and staff that seem to be falling apart at the seams. 

Lia Chang

The cast of “The Annex” includes Garth Kravits, Coco Cohn, Lia Chang, Daniel K Isaac, Denise Burse, Laura Hall, Ryan Duncan, Christopher Gurr, Evan Daves, Devin Ilaw, Dave T. Koenig, Talia Thiesfield, Karis Danish, Sarah Smithton, Greg Carter, Stephanie Roth Haberle, and Meredith Inglesby. 

Coco Cohn and Garth Kravits

The production team includes Christopher Plunkett (Director of Photography), Jeremy Eisener (Live Sound Recording), Pamela Bob (Hair and Makeup) and Garth Kravits (Editor).

Check out production stills and the trailer below.

Denise Burse
Lia Chang, Garth Kravits, Denise Burse and Coco Cohn
Lia Chang
Ryan Duncan
Evan Daves
Evan Daves and Garth Kravits
Joniece Abbott Pratt and Garth Kravits
Coco Cohn and THE ANNEX COMPANY
Greg Carter, Meredith Inglesby, Daniel K. Isaac, Ryan Duncan, Joniece Abbott Pratt, Sarah V. Smithton, Devin Ilaw, Karis Danish, Laura Hall, Talia Thiesfield, Stephanie Roth Haberle, Christopher Gurr, Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Dave T. Koenig

Garth Kravits is an actor, singer, musician, composer and award winning filmmaker, director and editor. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony award winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone and originated the role of Ritchie in the Broadway show Gettin’ the Band Back Together’. His Off-Broadway credits include Old Jews Telling Jokes, Toxic Audio and Smart Blonde. He has appeared regionally in Gettin’ The Band Back Together, Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play, and It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, (Bucks County Playhouse) Kravits has appeared on TV in “Mr. Robot,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” HBO’s “Divorce,” “30 Rock,” “The Blacklist,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “Hostages” and in the new TV shows “The Hunters” (Amazon Prime) and “Tommy” (CBS). garth kravits.com

For more information and lots more original comedy content, visit www.cutanddryfilms.com

BroadwayWorld: Photo Flash: THE ANNEX Selected for Palm Springs International Comedy Festival 

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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Behind the Scenes of THE WRITER Starring Garth Kravits, Jaygee Macapugay and Christopher Gurr

We had too much fun on the set of THE WRITER, the latest musical comedy short written and directed by Garth Kravits and produced by Cut & Dry Films and Bev’s Girl Films.  Check out our behind the scenes photos below.

Garth Kravits as The Writer. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits stars as a lonely writer who imagines himself as characters in his fantastical stories, which don’t always turn out the way he planned.

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr, Viet Vo and Anastasia Shulgina. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast also features Jaygee Macapugay (Truly Foxxy), Christopher Gurr (Dr. Cyclops), Viet Vo (Multitask), Ashley Arcement (The Dancer), and Anastasia Shulgina (Mynx’n Match), with Lia Chang, Shannon Cheong, Daniel Dunlow, Tony Edgerton, Prince Jones, Danielle Jordan, Anna Noble, Steven He O’Byrne and Minami Yusui.

Lia Chang, Steven He O’Byrne, Anna Noble, Tony Edgerton, Minami Yusui, Prince Jones, Garth Kravits, Shannon Cheong, Ashley Arcement, Viet Vo, Daniel Dunlow, Eric Elizaga, Danielle Jordan, Brad Mauney, Anastasia Shulgina, Brian Kim and Jessica Wu. Photo by Sara Mayhew

Produced by Lia Chang, with Production Manager Jessica Wu, Brian Kim and Eric Elizaga sharing Director of Photography/Cam Op duties and Production Assistant Anastasia Shulgina.

Eric Elizaga, Brian Kim, Garth Kravits, Ashley Arcement, Anastasia Shulgina, Jessica Wu and Viet Vo. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Brian Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Ashley Arcement, Eric Elizaga, Brian Kim Anastasia Shulgina and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Danielle Jordan and Lia Chang. Photo by Anastasia Shulgina

Danielle Dunlow and Anna Noble. Photo by Lia Chang

Steven He O’Byrne and Shannon Cheong. Photo by Lia Chang

Minami Yusui and Shannon Cheong. Photo by Lia Chang

Lia Chang, Steven He O’Byrne, Anna Noble, Tony Edgerton, Minami Yusui, Prince Jones, Garth Kravits, Shannon Cheong, Ashley Arcement, Viet Vo, Daniel Dunlow, Eric Elizaga, Danielle Jordan, Anastasia Shulgina, Brian Kim and Jessica Wu. Photo by Sara Mayhew

Daniel Dunlow, Shannon Cheong and Prince Jones. Photo by Lia Chang

Anna Noble, Minami Yusuf, Ashley Arcement, Danielle Jordan and Lia Chang

Anna Noble, Minami Yusui, Ashley Arcement, Garth Kravits, Danielle Jordan and Lia Chang

Anastasia Shulgina, Garth Kravits and Ashley Arcement. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits and Ashley Arcement. Photo by Lia Chang

Viet Vo, Garth Kravits and Ashley Arcement. Photo by Lia Chang

 

 

Viet Vo, Garth Kravits and Ashley Arcement. Photo by Lia Chang

Anastasia Shulgina, Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr and Viet Vo. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr, Viet Vo and Anastasia Shulgina. Photo by Lia Chang

Christopher Gurr and Jessica Wu. Photo by Lia Chang

Jessica Wu, Christopher Gurr, Garth Kravits, Eric Elizaga, Viet Vo, Anastasia Shulgina. Photo by Lia Chang

Jessica Wu, Christopher Gurr, Garth Kravits, Eric Elizaga, Viet Vo. Photo by Lia Chang

Viet Vo, Garth Kravits and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang

Brian Kim. Photo by Lia Chang

Viet Vo. Photo by Lia Chang

Jessica Wu and Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Lia Chang

Eric Elizaga, Jaygee Macapugay, Garth Kravits, Christopher Gurr, Anastasia Shulgina, Viet Vo, Jessica Wu. Photo by Lia Chang

Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Anastasia Shulgina. Photo by Lia Chang

Christopher Gurr and Anastasia Shulgina. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr. Photo by Lia Chang

Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang

Jaygee Macapugay, Christopher Gurr, Eric Elizaga and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

Anastasia Shulgina, Christopher Gurr, Jaygee Macapugay, Garth Kravits, Viet Vo and Eric Elizaga. Photo by Lia Chang