Members: COMMUNION ERA (1995-2000)
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STARLITE DINNER THEATER – East Hartford, CT: December 1995 – August 1996
AS220 – Providence, RI: March 1996 – August 1998
MEADOWBROOK CINEMAS, Warwick, RI: April 1996 – February 2000
Tour of Duty 11/96 - 10/97 *** STAGE *** Rocky Brad *** BIO *** Adam eventually became co-cast director of Treasure Forever in North Dartmouth
Tour of Duty 1997-2000? *** STAGE *** Rocky Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Trixie
Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Eddie *** BIO *** Bart was an outstanding Eddie for the RKO Players
Birthday July 1 Fun Fact Chris is Jon Steiner's younger brother Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Rocky Horror, Dr. Scott *** BIO *** Chris was the most regular Rocky in the RKO Players in the late 90's. Brother of Jon S.
Tour of Duty 1997-2002 *** Tech *** Lights, Props *** STAGE *** Rocky Brad Majors *** BIO *** Directed Clue for the Kaos cast at the Limelight Cinemas
Tour of Duty 1997-2000 *** STAGE *** Rocky Magenta *** BIO *** Erin was a member of the RKO Players at the Meadowbrook
Birthday July 2 Occupation Buyer Fun Facts Fred was born an original sinner. He was born of original sin. If he had a dollar bill for all the things he's done, there'd be a mountain of money piled up to his chin. Favorite Quotes "Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going?" *** OFF-STAGE *** Merchandise *** STAGE *** Rocky Brad Majors, Riff Raff Shock Treatment Farley Flavors Dueling Farley *** BIO *** Fred joined the cast back in 1995 and has since played every part in the show. Lurking around the show; he prefers to be called "Asshole". An admitted Babylon 5 addict; he is always looking to convert those that have not seen the brilliance of the aforementioned show. While not a true god like Roy; he aspires to godling status by doing the entire show singlehandedly on a snowy evening. If you go to the show you can spot Fred by looking for the guy that is saying "When are we going Shock Treatment again? Can I do Farley?"
AKA Twirp Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Columbia, Trixie *** BIO *** Heather performed with the RKO Players at the Meadowbrook
Tour of Duty 1999-2000 *** STAGE *** Rocky Brad Majors *** BIO *** Ian performed with the RKO Players.
Tour of Duty 1997-1998? *** STAGE *** Rocky Columbia *** BIO *** Jeff's sister.
Favorite Quotes "It's funny because it's true." Tour of Duty 1996-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Frank-N-Furter, Brad Majors, Dr. Scott, Rocky Horror, Eddie, Criminologist *** BIO *** Jay was the founder of the RKO Players at the Meadowbrook Cinemas, the great part that would become the RKO Army.
Tour of Duty 1996-2000 *** STAGE *** Rocky Frank-N-Furter, Brad majors, Riff Raff, Dr. Scott, Rocky Horror, Eddie, Criminologist *** BIO *** Jamie's brother.
AKA Goot Birthday February 22 Occupation Writer Fun Facts I have burns on both of my arms from holding up a blazingly hot follow spot with my forearms when a stand broke. (I really didn't want to ruin "Toucha Toucha.") Favorite Quotes "A man who limits his interests, limits his life." - Vincent Price Tour of Duty 1997-2000 *** TECH *** Lights *** STAGE *** Rocky Brad, Dr. Scott, Criminologist
Birthday 1 23 easy to remember =D Occupation Disabled Veteran Fun Facts I've dropped everything and traveled to CA on a days notice like 3 times, same with FL. lol i dont stay in one place long usually. I have 28 tattoos and 6 piercings. I was a medic in the US Army for 3 1/2 years. I was also an Honor grad, so see im not as dumb as you think =D Favorite Quotes I would rather be miserably over the truth, than euphoric over a lie: I would rather be hated for who I am (obviously lol) then loved for whom I am not. Tour of Duty Mar 97 - June-ish 02, Jan 09 - 2012 *** STAGE *** Rocky Frank, Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Rocky REPO Blind Mag Dr. Horrible Penny Buffy Tara *** BIO *** I am a 29 yr old insane girl (we all are, i know) Im a video game whore, im especially obsessed with Final Fantasy and Mario =) I play guitar, although not too well yet. I love punk music more than my left arm (yet slightly less than my right, I mean i need atleast one hand for ... things...) what else do i do? hmmm I have no idea... Is anyone still reading this? I think I woudl have stopped like 5 paragraphs ago.... ohhh I love baking too!! Mmmmm
AKA Koleco Tour of Duty 2000-2002 *** STAGE *** Rocky Rocky *** BIO *** Luke went on from RKO Army to become very well known in the rave scene as DJ Koleco,. He has made many appearances with Tight Crew.
Tour of Duty 1999-2004 *** STAGE *** Rocky Magenta *** BIO *** xxx
Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Janet, Magenta *** BIO *** Melanie was part of the early RKO Players
Tour of Duty 1998-2001? *** STAGE *** Rocky Janet, Columbia, Trixie *** BIO *** Nadine performed with the RKO Players and later Treasure Forever.
Birthday May 8 Occupation Shift Supervisor at Starbucks Fun Facts Once played Riff opposite my real sister Nessa, who played Magenta. Favorite Quotes "Well, everyone knows she's a wonderful little cook." Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Riff, Eddie, Frank, Crim *** BIO *** The home video premier of Rocky Horror caught me at a very formative time - I was a freshman in high school, just discovering myself, and fully embracing rock and roll as the closest thing I'll ever have to religion. The first time I saw it, I was a little disappointed - I was hoping for more horror! However, even at 14 or 15, I was already appreciative of schlock, and could appreciate it for what it was. However, what really grabbed me was the music. Had the music not been so great, I never would have watched it a second time. As it is, we copied the VHS tape we rented from Stop and Shop Home Video, and literally watched it every day for at least a month - including that Thanksgiving. My stepfather was not thrilled, but it seemed to have a big impact on my 7-year-old sister, who some of you old-timers may know as Nessa. As it happened, Rocky was playing in my hometown of Groton, CT (Roy was in that cast, too!). However, it was winding down by the time I had the opportunity to see it in a theater - the first time I went, the cast had taken the night off. The second time, the cast was....uninspired, to say the least. Roy had long since departed! It wasn't until several years later that I'd run across the Meadowbrook in Warwick. Some friends of mine were lost in our quest to find the Warwick Mall. We never found the mall, but Rocky was playing that night, so we decided to check it out. My life would never be the same. During my stint, I managed to drag Will into the fold, and we immediately set out to be as "entertaining" (obnoxious) as humanly possible. Whether carrying on in the dressing room, singing the very worst of Kiss at the top of our lungs, or crawling through the sticky red "Meadowbrook Scum" that coated the floor of the theater, we tried to keep things interesting, and put our guts into every performance. I'd say that I'm indulging myself with this overlong bio, but...isn't that what Rocky Horror is all about?
Birthday February 4 Occupation Computer Programmer Favorite Quotes "We need shotguns for this shit" Tour of Duty 1987-2003 *** TECH *** Props *** STAGE *** Rocky Eddy, Dr. Scott, Crim Shock Treatment Harry Weiss *** BIO *** Phil started at the Cumberland Twin. He was pulled out of the audience to play Rocky. (It was a few pounds ago.) From there it was on to Crim, Scotty and Eddie (In that order). September 1999 brought the challenge of the first new role (Dad in ST) in 10 years. May 2003 will be 17 years (and God only knows how many performances, well Roy might) of this insanity. He's been the Propmaster (That's Technical Director to most casts.) and Treasurer for the Absolute Pleasure Players. While he's performed with the Teseracts, he considers himself to be only bi-castal (APP and RKO).
Birthday July 26 Occupation Security guard, author, phone psychic Favorite Quotes "I'm the best there is at what I do, and what I do best isn't very nice." Tour of Duty 1983 - 2000 (and at least once a year at July 4th) *** STAGE *** Rocky Crim, Dr. Scott, Brad *** BIO *** Ray dates back all the way to the Flashlights and T-Shirts Cast at the Cinerama. This group was absorbed into what was to become our cast and was a mainstay until he moved away in 2000.
Birthday Oct 17 Occupation IT Change Manager; IS Test Architect; Director of RKO Army Fun Facts Cats. Thunderstorms. Favorite Quotes "What you do speaks so loudly that what you say I cannot hear" "The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself" - The Buddha Tour of Duty 1980-1981: Providence RHPS Cast 1982-1984: Hedonist Theater (Groton) 1986-1987: Boston RHPS Cast 1995-2003: Teseracte Players 1981-Current: RKO Army (aka RI RHPS Cast; aka Absolute Pleasure Players; aka RKO Players) *** OFF-STAGE / TECH *** Production, A/V, Lights, Props, Camera, Social Media *** STAGE *** Rocky Rocky, Riff, Dr. Scott, Crim, Brad REPO Luigi, Amber Body Guard Dr. Horrible Mayor, Fake Thomas Jefferson Buffy Giles The Room Peter Shock Treatment Duel Farley Serenity Book, Dr. Mathias Firefly: Out Of Gas Book Firefly: Jaynestown Book Devils Carnival John *** BIO *** I'll say two things of all this. With so many changes and chapters between then and now, I think the only thing that remains the same is the spirit. Second, RKO Army is the linear cast dating back thru all the various names. My association with Rocky Horror was listening to the Rocky Horror album in 1979 of my best (and only) friend Bob who was going to the Cinerama on Hope Street in Providence. Having graduated college, I finally went there on Memorial Day w/e in 1980. That lasted a year and didn't go or end well, but ... lessons learned. I soon joined a cast in Newport's Jane Pickens Theater and eventually became de-facto cast leader. That show ended in 1982. After a run with another cast in Groton in 82-83, Bob and I pulled together the best of the casts of Newport/Providence/Groton and came back and performed the last show (and last movie) ever played at the now cast-less Cinerama in March of 1983. It was a sell out. That final night was the end of the beginning. From there, we ran shows every Friday and Saturday night every week at the Avon (1983), Cable Car (1983), Fairlawn (1983-4), Warwick Mall (1984-5), Cumberland Twin (1985-7), Meadowbrook (1987-1993), and back again to the Jane Pickens (1993-4). We had various names, for years the Rhode Island RHPS Cast, then Creatures of the Night, Wild & Untamed Things, and eventually the Absolute Pleasure Players. In 1994, we went from being a twice a week every week cast with 1400 shows under our belts to became a barnstorming cast, performing in theaters, clubs, colleges, and streets performing anything from regular shows to audio shows to slides shows to parades. Meanwhile, after 12 different cast versions from 1993 to 1996 at the departed Meadowbrook, a very young and disciplined group called the RKO Players had formed. We ran parallel in 1996, but we found great mutual respect and friendship with them and by 1997 we began attending and performing in each other's productions. Thru complimentary osmosis, we merged our forces, with the younger "RKO" using it's energy to focus on the (now) weekly show and the older "APP" using it's experience and physical resources to focus on everything else outside that, with no delineation on membership within a year. The Meadowbrook run ended in 2000. From there, we went to the Park Cinema (2000-1), the Limelight (2001, same building as the Meadowbrook), and the Castle (2001-3). Plus a monthly run at the Pastime (2002-3). It was during 2003 that we renamed everything "RKO Army". A new era began in 2003 with the turning to monthly rather than weekly shows and doing the shows at multiple sites. We had runs at the Holiday/Island 10 (2003-2010), Triboro (2004-5), South Kingstown (2007-2010), and East Bridgewater (2005-2011). We still have runs at the Foxboro Orpheum (2007-) and Lincoln CinemaWorld (2010-) and a fledgling run at the Flagship in West Wareham (2011-). Of course, we still road shows, parades, club shows, and anything else under the sun. At the 4711 Con in 2011, we were asked to host the 2013 national Rocky Horror Con, a calling we were humbled by and honored to accept.
Birthday August 15 Occupation Anything that pays the bills - Sean has been a disgruntled Government employee (US Census Bureau), a pretzel baker, a chauffeur at a whorehouse, a screen printer, a dish-washer, a janitor, and about a hundred other things, at least three of which could have gotten him arrested. Fun Facts I've also played Trixie once(in a gorilla suit), Rocky twice(as Crimmie and the Incredible Hulk), Hellboy for a preshow at the NYC Rocky convention, and Riff for the spacesuit scenes at The Big "O" con in Witchita,KS. Sean once performed a two-man show of Shock Treatment in NJ, for an actual paying audience, playing six different roles by quick-changing different costume pieces. He has played Eddie and Crim in the same show, and performed in two different states in the same night. Sean has the Rocky lips and title tattooed on his right shoulder blade. Favorite Quotes "Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!!!!!" Tour of Duty 1997-2004? *** TECH *** Lights, Props *** STAGE *** Rocky Eddie, Crim, Dr. Scott Shock Treatment Judge Oliver Wright *** BIO *** Sean attended his first show at the Meadowbrook Cinemas on Halloween of '97 and he's been back every week since then. He joined the cast in Dec. of that year, after he got tired of waiting in the lobby while his friends were in cast meetings. The only remaining member of the old "Conn. Crew", Sean has been playing Eddie, Crimmie, and Dr. Scott since joining the cast, and running the light for almost as long. Later, he added the role of Judge Oliver Wright in Shock Treatment to his resume. He is a Master of an obscure style of two-fisted Ninja lighting techniques taught only in a small village in Tibet, as well as the owner of the Magic Rocky Bag, from which he's been known to pull entire shows at a moment's notice. A graduate with honors from the MacGuyver School, in his spare time he builds advanced technological devices from duct tape, drinking straws, and bubblegum. Sean has seen Rocky in ME, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, W. Virginia, Kansas, and Florida (337 times as of 5-1-05), and performed in eight of those states, including national conventions in NYC, Wichita, and Philadelphia. As well as being a member of RKO and having free-lanced locally in RI and MA with both the Teseract Players and Absolute Pleasure Players, Sean has been the director of the short-lived Half-Ass Cast in CT, a member of another short-run charity cast in CT, and has guest-performed with casts in NJ, PA, and West Virginia.. And will gleefully prostitute his incredible talents for any cast willing to let him perform(pleasepleasepleaseplease). Sean got involved with theatre in his senior year of high school, doing makeup and props for the school's production of "The Hobbit". His arm made it's theatrical debut holding up a branch that had broken off of the cardboard tree in the background. After acquiring ten theatre arts credits at UCONN, where he played the evil Puppetman in a red cap and green felt lederhosen in a traveling children's partici....pation play, he took a year off from school before being forcibly press-ganged into the Three Rivers Comm.-Tech. College Theater Guild, where he built sets, acted, and worked as a stage hand on several productions, in addition to public readings of his original poetry. His hobbies include compulsive reading, old-school paper-and-dice role-playing games, painting fantasy miniatures, costuming, and anything else that manages to hold his attention for more than a second or two...
Tour of Duty 1996-2000 *** TECH *** Social Media *** STAGE *** Rocky Eddie, Dr. Scott, Crim *** BIO *** Seth was the first webmaster and on-going MC during the RKO Players days.
Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Frank *** BIO *** Shane was the original Frank for the RKO Players
Favorite Quotes "We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another-until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices" Tour of Duty 1997-1999 *** STAGE *** Rocky Frank, Dr Scott, Rocky *** BIO *** Will became the mainstay Frank for the RKO Players at the Meadowbrook.
AKA Lisa Birthday November 1 Occupation Work-a-holic Tour of Duty 1997-2000 2003-2006 *** TECH *** Lights *** STAGE *** Rocky Janet, Magenta, Columbia, Trixie Shock Treatment Janet Majors *** BIO *** She was recruited in to become the cast director of the RKO Players in 1997 by Jay and ran the cast for the last 3 years at the Meadowbrook. Lisa took a hiatus to get lots of college degrees and to work at the Tweeter Center. Her favorite part is playing Janet in Shock Treatment. She is enrolled in the M.A.T. program at RIC and will begin her student teaching as a high school English teacher in the fall. In her spare time she listens to country music, gets tattoos, buys Hello Kitty memorabilia and chases cowboys!! Lisa then was recruited back again to co-Direct the RKO Army in 2003.