About Us

Lively Productions is the producing entity behind Blogologues,  a live sketch comedy show in which the internet is performed verbatim onstage. Lively Productions is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

MISSION: We explore the intersection between storytelling and new media by creating live entertainment that brings people together to experience the media we usually experience alone. Our goal is to resonate with modern audiences and (re)invigorate an appreciation of live theater. We’re also committed to promoting women’s voices, and sharing our message of creative and professional empowerment with schools and companies nationwide.

We offer public speaking workshops, creative content creation, and we’re ready to speak at your next conference. Contact us at info@livelyproductions.org or (347) 903-5679.

The Team

Jen Jamula & Allison Goldberg, Creative Directors
Alli and Jen co-conceived the sketch comedy show Blogologues beginning in May 2011, and have subsequently created, produced, and performed in 18 new versions of the show. Alli & Jen were recently featured on the cover of Time Out New York, and the magazine ranked them among “the top 10 funniest women in NYC.” The project has been featured in The Guardian, Mashable, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, CBS and more. As a result of the success of the live show, the team has created comedic content for brands such as Mashable, Time Out New York, and The Guardian. Alli & Jen have spoken and performed at several conferences, including SXSW, Internet Week, and TheLi.st Summit, and they give comedy + public speaking workshops for tech companies and student groups including Buzzfeed, Time Warner, Barnard and many more. The pair are also Creative Consultants to Randi Zuckerberg. Alli and Jen both graduated from Yale, and the Blogologues team now proudly makes its home at AlleyNYC, the city’s best co-working space.

Casey Malone, Production Manager
Casey is a Production, Stage, and Events Manager, seamstress, and a Teaching Artist with Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School and Fordham School of the Arts. She received her BA in Theatre and Human Development with a focus in Social Justice from Eckerd College. Current NYC projects: IMCD Lighting, Inc., Pinkalicious with Vital Theatre Company, and Margarita & Max with Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival. She enjoys frolicking through parks, hanging out with her one-eyed pirate kitty, and listening to NPR.

Emily Lenguadoro Emily Lenguadoro, Business Development & Public Relations
Emily loves making new connections for the company, through business development, public relations and sponsorship. She graduated with a BA in Public Relations from Hofstra University. She has a great love for live performance, funny people and NYC, and feels so lucky to have a career that combines all of her passions. Contact her at emily.lenguadoro@livelyproductions.org.

Company Members

Andrew Ash, Ensemble
Andrew is so happy to be a part of Lively Productions! New York: Lively Productions (Blogologues, The Rivals), Inwood Shakespeare Festival (Othello), TheatreWorks USA (Max & Ruby), Queens Players (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (A Christmas Carol, The Nina Variations, The Foreigner), Hangar Theatre (What Happened to Bill Viola?, Bluebeard, Two Donuts, The Wedding Reception). Film: The Cigar Collector, 101 Ways to Kill Yourself. Proud member of AEA.

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Dave suffers from full blown Peter Pan syndrome and has absolutely no interest in a cure. Recent credits include: Avenue Zoo (The Bronx Zoo), These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea Theatre), Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged (Royal Pretenders), and multiple Blogologues productions. He does voice over work for early education software programs and animated film. He is a proud graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, as well as a company member of The Flea Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Mathew R. Cox, Ensemble
Matthew Cox is a 2011 graduate of Tarleton State University where he received a BFA in Theatre. He is an actor, improviser, writer and musician. Recent acting credits/favorite roles includes several productions of Blogologues with Lively Productions. More recently, he completed the 2011 Summer Conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and is currently attending classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade training center. He dedicates this to Adrian.

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Danny is very F*@king  excited to be in Blogologues! Recent credits include: National Tours: Here to Stay – The Gershwin Experience and 42nd Street. Other Credits: Room 17B at 59E59, Time Step at the New Victory Theater, Neurosis at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Show Boat at Goodspeed Opera House, Noah Racey’s Pulse at the Asolo Rep, and Grease at Reading High School (playing opposite Jen Jamula). Love to Aleka!

Wendy Joy, Ensemble
Wendy Joy is a ball of sunshine and laughter and…yep, you guessed it JOY! At least, according to her mother. She is originally from Florida: the sunshine state (coincidence? we think not.) She studied acting and all aspects of the theatre at The University of South Florida and holds a BA in Theatre. She performs with Artistic New Directions improv team: Yes& and with Sunday Night Improv. You better have seen her in at least 1 of the 8 Blogologues she has performed in.

Adam Levinthal, Ensemble
Recent NYC credits: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Sonnet Rep), Goodbadugly (Manhattan Rep) and Blogologues at the St. Marks Theater. A graduate of the class of 2011 from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts, favorite roles at school include Sydney Black (Light Up The Sky) and Ben Hubbard (The Little Foxes). Adam made his professional debut at the age of 16 in a joint production of Lost In Yonkers with the Walnut Street Theater and the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

Jackie-Renee-Robinson Jackie Renee Robinson, Ensemble
Jackie Robinson (yes) is originally from Gulf Breeze, FL. Since graduating from the University North Carolina School of the Arts in May of 2012, she has been in three Blogologues shows: Spooky Election Special, Health & Fitness, and Greatest Hits.  She also just closed a new play in the Midtown International Festival, and a production of Much Ado About Nothing. She is crazy excited to be a member of the Lively Productions team!

Elaine White, Filmmaker
Elaine has worked as a camera man, production assistant, director, editor, and other various production roles for everything from weddings to music videos to documentaries. She is proud of her background with Cows Come Home sketch comedy troupe, Mixed Signals improv toupe, and now, at last, the Lively Productions Blogologues webisodes. She graduated in 2012 from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Radio TV & Film and a minor in Theater.

Gary Berard, Ensemble
Gary is a graduate of Syracuse University and has studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Recent film credits: Chasing Yesterday (2014 Tribeca Film Festival), All The Beautiful Things (2014 Sundance Film Festival) and Not Now (2014 Cannes Film Festival). He considers one of his more enriching professional experiences to be working alongside Adrien Brody and director, Tony Kaye, on the feature film Detachment. www.garyberard.com

Frankie LaPace, Ensemble
Frankie graduated from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 2011. Recent credits include: ‘All Night’ written and directed by Everett Irving, and ‘When The Party Ends’ — a short he co-wrote and acted in — which got accepted into Cannes Short Film Corner of 2015. Frankie has toured throughout Florida as a company member of The Source in shows geared towards teens about bullying and addiction, and has recently worked on Nintendo’s ‘Skylanders 2: Giants’ and ‘Skylanders 3DS’ as an animation actor.

Tommy Heleringer, Ensemble
New York: Warhol’s Son (Wythe Hotel); The Tutors (Attic Theatre Co.); Life of Galileo (Fordham); Hamlet (Paradise Factory); Small Craft Warnings (White Horse); The House of Yes (Access); Thursday by Adam Bock (Prelude ’07). Regional: Last Gas (Stonington Opera House); Love, Janis (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Help Yourself, The Prophet Muhammad: A Musical, Thursday, Our Town (Williamstown). Film/Web: Gayby, Sub Rosa, The Outs, Whatever this is, Peacekeepers. BA Thea- tre, Fordham University at Lincoln Center.

Greg Edwards, Playwright
Greg has written lyrics for Neurosis (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, SALT Award); book & lyrics for Taking the Plunge (NYMF, Samuel French OOB Festival) and Episcus & Edendus (Lively Productions); plays Craving for Travel (Off-Broadway) and Everaftering (Lively Productions); the game Jessica Plunkenstein & the Dusseldorf Conspiracy (PC Gamer UK, NYT Best Adventure Game); Honors: BMI Harrington Award, Fred Ebb Award (two-time finalist), and Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship (top-12 semifinalist). www.greged.com

Lisa Siciliano, Co-Founder Lisa is a co-founder of Lively Productions, and was a co-creative director from 2007-2008. Lisa Siciliano is an actress, director, writer, producer, and educator.  Since moving to the Windy City in the fall of 2008, Lisa has taught with Lifeline Theatre, American Theatre Company, ARCC Ballet, Emerald City Theatre, Lasalle Language Academy, the Swedish American Museum, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and with the Columbia College Summer Arts Camp.

Board Members

Nemo Ashong, Consultant, Deloitte
Judi Harvest, Artist, Judi Harvest Studio
Melissa Jamula, President, Michael Palm Foundation
David Knox, Project Engineer, HAKS
Anna Kolontyrsky, Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Lauren Leto, Entrepreneur, co-founder Texts From Last Night
Jason Saltzman, Founder & CEO, AlleyNYC
Glenn Alan Stiskal, Director of Major Gifts, BAM