The TRUF


Monica O’Malley

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Mónica O’Malley is a New York City based actor with her degree in Theater with an Acting Focus from Washington University in St. Louis.
After graduation, she worked with the award-winning CLIMB Theatre in Minnesota where her love of theatre, children, and creativity all collided. After her work there, the native East Coaster headed back home and has since been seen around NYC in some of her favorite roles: Judy in Better Places to Go, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Martirio in The House of Bernarda Alba, Linda Rotunda in Savage in Limbo, Viola in Twelfth Night, and as the title character in Miss Julie.
She has also been entertaining even the youngest of theater-goers in such children’s classics as Alice in Wonderland where she played the Duchess and the Dormouse, as Green Dog in Dr. Seuss’s Go, Dog, Go! and most recently as the Snake Queen in Looking Glass Theatre’s Calamity Jane Battles the Horrible Hoopsnakes.
Mónica is also an avid dancer, dog-lover and a self-proclaimed dork who adores board games and scavenger hunts. No, really. She loves them. A lot. But not as much as her darling tortolito, hilarious sisters, inspiring parents, Mr. Bojangles, her creative ‘twin’ Rick, and her ever supportive friends and family. The TRUF is a dream come true for Mónica and she thanks you from the bottom of her heart for being a part of it.
www.monicaomalley.com

Rick Cekovsky

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Rick Cekovsky journeyed to New York to try his hand at acting, a craft in which he holds a degree from NYU Tisch via the Atlantic Theater Company. He then accidentally-on-purpose fell into the craft of producing, having co-founded the student group SCAN - Students for the Collaborative Arts at NYU - with whom he produced the SCAN-48, Hairy Pot(ter...) The Musical, and a development staging of the musical Unlock’d.
Since then, he’s worked on virtually every aspect of theater projects, from stage managing Cynthia Silver's Bridezilla Strikes Back and the Drama Desk Awards to producing Shel Silverstein's The Devil and Billy Markham. He's been busy performing, too, as Michael in The Christmas Guest, Ben in Captain Moonbeam and Lynchpin, and Antigonus/Florizel in The Winter's Tale. He's been incredibly fortunate to have worked on numerous other new and awesome plays with emerging playwrights, directors, and actors who have all become great friends.
Beyond the world of theater, Rick is a soccer enthusiast and coach with Super Soccer Stars. He works tirelessly with young kids to instill a love of the world’s game in NYC’s youngest strikers and defenders. Somehow, he manages to entertain toddlers week after week with the same jokes that they always seem to find belly-laugh-inducing hilarious.
Rick instinctively knew Monica would be the perfect producing partner after meeting when cast together in the NYC premiere of The Footshooters. It turns out they are both avid dancers, lovers of dogs, and huge dorks. He knows he couldn’t be making this dream come true without the love, support and guidance of so many friends, family and colleagues. As always, much love to the home.
www.rickcekovsky.com