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By Victor I. Cazares
Directed by Borna Barzin

2020/21 Season

October 19, 2020—November 15, 2020

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America’s unfolding trilogy of tragedy has a stopgap and its name is Penny Marshall. She doesn’t want you to survive this pandemic. She wants you to thrive this pandemic.

Hi and welcome to Pinching Pennies with Penny Marshall, an EXTREMELY limited series of financial advice Zoom webinars for OnlyFans content creators, InstaCart executives, and the cleaning staff of a clandestine TikTok Hype House McMansion.

Over the course of three episodes you will learn how to balance a pandemic budget, whether or not you qualify for Penny’s sliding scale, and who to talk to if you need to escape the country.

Interwoven/intertwerked into these Master Classes is a cohesive overarching and affecting narrative about this person who is not and will never be Penny Marshall.


Project Manager Alfredo Macias


Episode 1 A Zoom Webinar Offering Financial Advice for OnlyFans Content Creators

Episode 2 Sliding Scales

Episode 3 Dia de la Muerta

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  • Martin

    Alton Alburo has acted with New York Theatre Workshop, Primary Studios, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ma-Yi, Transport Group, The Flea, Target Margin Lab, Rattlestick/Pride Plays, New Dramatists, NYSAF, The Lark, Bushwick Starr, La MaMa, New Ohio, Colt Coeur, New Light Theater Project, Two Headed Rep, Concrete Temple, PEN World Voices, Children’s Theatre Company (MN), ArtsEmerson (MA), Connecticut Free Shakespeare (CT), Red Cloud Opera House (NE), among others. He can also be seen on Netflix in Last Ferry and “Friends From College.” Alton is on the board of Undiscovered Countries, a bimonthly new and developing works festival.

  • Manzanita

    Randa Jarrar is a writer, professor, and performer. Her newest book is Love Is An Ex-Country, a memoir. Most recently, she appeared on Hulu’s “RAMY.” She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Frances McDormand as Madre Cabrona

    Olivia Jiménez (she/her) wears many hats: artist, teacher, community organizer, dog/cat/fish mom… just to name a few. Wearing all those hats has resulted in 1) a strong core & excellent posture, 2) delight in working and playing with all sorts of people, 3) an enduring belief in the power of play. Olivia’s curiosity currently lies at the intersections of embodied healing, civic practice, and sustainability. Olivia holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Southern California and studied interactive storytelling with Deep Dive Austin. She is a company member of the VORTEX Repertory Company and Shrewd Productions, and an Enterprise Rose Artist Fellow working at Foundation Communities in Austin, TX.

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    April Matthis is an Obie Award-winning actor and company member of Elevator Repair Service. Off-Broadway: Fondly, Collette Richland (NYTW); Toni Stone (Roundabout); Fairview, LEAR (Soho Rep); Signature Plays—Funnyhouse of a Negro (Signature Theatre); IOWA, Antlia Pneumatica (Playwrights Horizons); On the Levee (LCT3). With ERS: The Sound & the Fury; Measure for Measure (The Public); Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf (Abrons Art Center); GATZ (Perth Festival). Regional: Little Bunny Foo Foo (Actors Theater of Louisville), A Streetcar Named Desire (Yale Rep). TV: “Instinct” (CBS), “New Amsterdam” (NBC). Film: Wendell and the Lemon, Black Card, Fugitive Dreams.

  • Leo Scorpio, Esq. MD/PHD MBA

    Her stage performances include She,He,Me by Raphael Aime Khouri, at National Queer Theater, dir Sivan Battat; Our Town as part of Pride Plays, dir Jenna Worsham; Hamlet in The Play On Festival, dir Ellen McLaughlin; an award winning solo show One Woman, in the United Solo festival, dir Joan Kane; The Good Muslim, dir William Carden at EST.

    She’s guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU,” “Falling Water” on USA, “Madam Secretary” and “Big Dogs” on Amazon. Her newest feature film See You Then, dir Mari Walker, will debut in 2021. Represented by Headline Talent Agency

  • BBSloppyJoe

    Ashton Muñiz is a queer actor, artist, & activist. Select recent credits include The Inheritance (Broadway), Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music (The Kimmel Center/St. Ann’s Warehouse/Pomegranate Arts), Esai’s Table (Cherry Lane), False Stars (The Pack Theatre), And She Would Stand Like This (Movement Theatre Company). Recently, Ashton has collaborated with various artists and featured in their works at The Guggenheim (Machine Dazzle), Art Institute Chicago/Swiss Institute/New Museum (Cally Spooner), Biennial Performa/Lehmann Maupin (Nicholas Hlobo) & Pace Gallery (Lilleth Glimcher). Additionally, Ashton has danced for Marc Jacobs FW 2020 (Karole Armitage), A$AP Rocky (Lab Rat-Sotheby’s), Rihanna (MTV VMAs 2016). Muñiz is a co-founder of Legacy: A Black Queer Production Collective & received training at Ithaca College, Moscow Arts Theatre School and Shakespeare & Company.

  • Penny Marshall

    Jesús I. Valles (they/them) is a queer Mexican immigrant, writer-performer from Cd. Juarez/El Paso. Jesús’ work has been supported by Lambda Literary, Community of Writers, Idyllwild Arts, Undocupoets, Tin House, and the Poetry Incubator. Their work has been featured in The New Republic, Quarterly West, NPR’s Code Switch, The Slowdown, and elsewhere. They are the author and performer of (Un)Documents, for which they earned two B. Iden Payne Awards. Jesús is currently OUTSider festival’s OUTsider-in-residence and a 1st-year student in Brown’s playwriting MFA program.

Victor I. Cazares / Playwright

Victor I. Cazares is a darkly Indigenous Mexican playwright  w/ queer poz-y vibes who has had stints at Yale, Brown, and other less prestigious rehabs. Like any border child, they were born twice: once in El Paso, Texas, and another time in San Lorenzo, Chihuahua. Victor is currently the Tow Playwright-in-Residence at New York Theatre Workshop. Plays include: american (tele)visions, The Dead Women of J-Town and Smiley, Ramses contra los monstruos: salmos para el fin del mundo, Religiones Gringas, The Whale Play, and When We Write With Ashes.

Borna Barzin / Director

Borna is an Iranian-American theater director based in Brooklyn, New York and sometimes San Jose, California due to Covid-related technical difficulties. Recent directing credits include Sam Shepard’s psychedelic rock musical The Mad Dog Blues (The Hive) and Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive (Sibiu International Theatre Festival). Upcoming projects include Sam Shepard’s The Geography of a Horse Dreamer (PCTC). Training: Pace University School of Performing Arts, BA Directing

Alfredo Macias / Project Manager

He/Him. NYTW:  Endlings, An Ordinary Muslim. BroadwayThe Play That Goes Wrong. Off-BroadwayWinter’s Tale, The Odyssey, Twelfth Night (Public Theater); Fucking A, Fires In The Mirror (Signature Theatre); Fade (Primary Stages); 50 Shades! The Musical Parody (Maximum Entertainment); Ivy and Bean the Musical (Atlantic Theater, National Tour); Mad Libs Live! (New World Stages). Other NY creditsNice Fish (St. Ann’s Warehouse); IslandPericles (New York Shakespeare Exchange). Regional: Six The Musical, Endlings, Arrabal (American Repertory Theater), Miss You Like Hell, (La Jolla Playhouse), Born For This (ArtsEmerson). Film: The Sonnet Project, Recursion: a short film.