YES by Tim Realbuto


 Monday June 26 at 6:30 pm

Tuesday June 27 at 6:30 pm


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JOE BLUTE (Jeremiah Rosenhaft) - Is a 23 year old actor from Westchester, NY. He is ecstatic to be involved in his 5th run of “YES”. Theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Westmoreland Sanctuary), Pregnancy Project (Roy Arias), Echoes (Roy Arias), YES (Emerging Arts Festival -NYC, Detroit Fringe Festival, The Hudson Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Lee Strasberg). Film Credits Include: So You Wanna Be Cool?Ghosts in Our HeartsGrandpa ArnoldTo Protect And ServeWink, the series. Training; Lee Strasberg Theatre And Film Institute, Purchase Teen Summer Program, 68 Cent Theatre Company, Joe Paradise Workshop. Joe also has several film projects in the works. Endless thanks to Tim. Please visit


TIM REALBUTO (Patrick Ness/Writer/Director) - As a writer, Tim is most known for co-creating the Broadway-aimed musical Ghostlight with Matthew Martin, and for collaborating once again with Mr. Martin on the non-musical drama The Weak Ones, which recently received a 2016 Thespis Award nomination for Best Play. Tim is also known for his various concert work, most notably for conceiving and starring in Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind, a show about his life growing up in the theatre. Wunderkind has played venues such as Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, The Laurie Beechman, The Triad, and most recently, The New York Musical Theatre Festival. Wunderkind guest stars have included Jenna Leigh Green, Laura Osnes, Beth Leavel, Julia Murney, Christina Bianco, and many more. As an actor, Tim is most known for his critically acclaimed performance of Patrick Ness in YES, which made its debut at The Emerging Artists Theatre, and has also played at the Hudson Guild Theatre Off-Broadway and in Michigan, where it enjoyed a celebrated run at the Detroit Fringe Festival. Other notable acting credits include: George Taylor in The Weak Ones (Hudson Guild Theatre; Emerging Artists Theatre); Alan in the world premiere of Grammy winning pop icon P!nk’s new musical Mean; Franciscu in the Off-Broadway premiere of White Widow at The Times Square Arts Center (co-starring Claybourne Elder); Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale Project for FringeNYC; as well as several seasons at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Select Film/TV: The Emperor’s Club; Sex and the City: The Movie; Fighting; Woody Allen’s Deconstructing Harry; Enchanted; “The Sopranos”; “The Big Help” (Nickelodeon – 2 seasons); “Ed”; “Law and Order: C.I.”; to name a few. His first starring role in a feature film will be the movie adaptation of this play, which begins production next spring right here in New York City. He also penned the screenplay. His other screenplay, The Hyde Club, is also in pre-production. Tim can currently be heard as the singing and speaking voice of Aladdin in the popular Disney podcast Mouse Rants. You can see Tim perform in his concert Tim Realbuto and Friends Sing Jeanine Tesori at Feinstein's/54 Below on July 23rd, or at one of the several shows he has booked at the Metropolitan Room this year. His musical Little Red Riding Hood (co-written with Matthew Martin and Dina Grilli) premiered in 2013 at The Heights Players Theatre for Children (Brooklyn, NY). So much love and thanks to Joe, Paul, Allison, Adele (the cast and crew from heaven!) for getting him through this extremely tough role time after time. Endless gratitude and love to family, friends, George Bailey, Ken and everyone at Manhattan Rep. for the amazing opportunity to present this play which means so much to him. Also, a huge thank you to every teacher and professor who ever told him that he wasn't good enough. This play was written especially for you. Tim holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Five Towns College. This performance is dedicated in loving memory to his idol, Mr. Edward Albee, who made him want to become a writer in the first place. For more information, please visit or

ADELE RYLANDS  (Fight Director) Adele has staged fights and taught both across the States as well as in Canada.  She has worked in institutions such as New York University, Yale, UNCSA, City College, York University, and George Brown Theatre School, among others.  Recent credits include: John 8 (Signature Theatre), Junk: A Rock Opera (Musical Theatre Factory).  Her fights for Toronto Shakespeare in the Quad's Richard III earned her an Iggy Award for Best Choreography.  BFA in Directing from New York University.

PAUL MITCHELL WILDER (Production Stage Manager/Lighting Design/Understudy for Patrick and Jeremiah) Paul Mitchell Wilder is thrilled to be working with Tim again! Paul recently stage managed for his revived production of Ghostlight at the TADA theatre. He also has stage managed and understudied for Tim in his productions of YES, both for the New Work Series at TADA and at the Venus/Adonis Festival at The Hudson Guild Theatre. He was also production stage manager for Tim's "one-man show" Wunderkind at the Triad. Paul has performed in a number of showcases with Tim, and has also appeared in several new works across many festivals in New York City. He'll next be appearing as the Pirate King in BHT's production of Pirates of Penzance and, as always, looks forward to the next time he gets to work with Tim on all of his brilliant endeavors.

ALLISON FARENGO (Hair & Make-Up Design) Award winning make-up artist Allison Farengo was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She has been in the makeup industry for 10 years. She started her career in West Hollywood, California where she studied special FX, beauty, and bridal at Elegance International. She has worked on movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean and on television on MTV’s Punk’D. On stage, she designed the make-up for the Los Angeles production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and most recently for the New York premiere of Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto's The Weak Ones (2016 Thespis Award nomination for Best Play). 


Written and Directed by Tim Realbuto

Produced by Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Stage Manager and Lighting Designer: Paul Mitchell Wilder

Hair and Make-up Design by Allison Farengo

Having seen Jeremiah Rosenhaft (Joe Blute) playing Romeo in his high school play, veteran actor, Patrick Ness (Tim Realbuto)  offers private acting lessons to the young man.  Set in Patrick's apartment in New York City, present day, the two begin classes. Through an interesting presentation of said acting lessons, Patrick struggles to help Jeremiah develop his acting skills leading each of them on a difficult journey of self-discovery.  Patrick's teaching method is shared via "Rules" such as:  "The best actors are also the best liars" or "You have to be willing to do anything, feel anything to play a character convincingly".  The acting out of the "Rules" forms their stories which may blur the line between their reality and fantasy. It is done well; so it works! 

Overvoices (Christina Bianco as Motivational Speaker and Matthew Martin as Television Announcer) and choreography (Adele Rylands) complement the play appropriately. However, it is the Mr. Blute's and Mr. Realbuto's  passionate delivery of their characters' unpredictable dialogue and actions that make this play emotionally powerful.  And, after having witnessed the twists and turns of their stories, you may find that you see actors pursuing their beloved craft in a little different way.