Cast & Crew
Get to know the amazing cast and crew of Goodbye Buddy.
Buddy: Maureen Yvette Germain
A native New Yorker, Maureen Yvette Germain received her B.A. in Theatre from Wagner College, where she also performed professionally in a variety of productions. After graduating, she completed two years of Meisner training at the Maggie Flanigan Studios. Since then, Maureen has been in several off broadway productions, commercials, and independent shorts. Her most recent performances includes A Lesson Before Dying (ARTs East New York) and The Protest (Downtown Urban Arts Festival). She is thrilled to be part of NY Summerfest Theatre Festival, and more importantly Goodbye Buddy!
Fred: Harrison Scott
Harrison Scott is an actor and writer from Princeton, New Jersey. Since fleeing his home state, Harrison has had the pleasure of performing at the Park Avenue Armory, NY Int’l Fringe Festival, Pipeline Theatre Co, among others, with such crazy cats as Sir Kenneth Branagh, Rob Ashford, Dave Malloy, Andrew Neisler, Max Reuben, and Annie Tippe, and in a variety of projects, ranging from Shakespeare to musicals and everything in between. Scott also dabbles in the odd short film and web series, so check him out at harrisonscott.co which should be up and running by now. He’s super pumped for Goodbye Buddy and hopes you enjoy it too! Training: NYU. Studios: Playwrights Horizons, ITW Amsterdam, RADA.
Captain: Dan DeCarlo
Dan DeCarlo most recently performed in The Planet Venus and Apple Picking, as part of The Nextwork Theatre Company’s 10 Minutes Play Festival. Other New York credits include, All The World’s A Pickle (Theatre 54), Apartment Complex (The Now Collective), Wanda, Daisy and the Great Rapture (Exquisite Corpse Company), The Poll Tax Matter (Metropolitan Playhouse), Being Flynn (Spring Street Social Society) and Snitch (Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival). As a member of The Co-op at Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles, his stage credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Lions, The Time of Your Life and The Contest, which went on to play at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since arriving in NY in 2014, Dan has been studying at The Barrow Group Theatre and is a member of the 2015-2016 TBG Apprentice Program. He is also a graduate of The Second City Training Center, Chicago. Dan is ready for Goodbye Buddy to crush it at the NY Summerfest Theatre Festival!
Director: Alex Katz
Alex Katz began his theater career as far back as the 4th grade, acting in local Ohio community musical productions. By the time he reached high school, he realized he would not get far on his singing talent (the last musical he performed in was Once Upon a Mattress, where he played the role of King Sextimus the Silent). From there, he performed in all variety of shows ranging from Agamemnon to Noises Off, before joining Chowdah Sketch Comedy for 4 years, where he contributed over that time as an actor, writer, producer, and director. He previously worked with Brian Kraker, directing and acting in Father Kennedy.
Playwright: Brian Kraker
Brian was born and raised in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, where a steady diet of diner food and turnpike traffic helped shape him into the person he is today. After failing to convince his peers the Model UN Club was “cool” while in high school, he took his talents to Fordham University. Several existential crises and changes in major later, he settled on studying English, so he could be perpetually plagued with the question: What do you do with a B.A. in English? Brian has been in love with theater since he first read Waiting for Godot in high school, which he now rereads once a year, hoping each time Godot may finally make an appearance. His first play Father Kennedy premiered in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival.
Set Designer: Ashley Petix
Ashley is a versatile designer and artist whose experience spans the creation of numerous productions and large-scale events. Her professional work has involved theater, television, fine art and illustration, with a passion for working on community and high school productions where she can aid students in realizing and developing their own abilities. Ashley graduated from Drew University 2013 with a B.A. in Fine Art and a minor in theater. Since then, she has worked as a set designer and scenic artist on a variety of productions in New York and New Jersey.