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Original music by James Sugg

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land acknowledgement

You are standing on colonized land belonging to the Chumash and Tongva peoples. We acknowledge this land and the spirit of it's people which is ever present in and honored by the creative journey and origin story of Noisy Nest. Please express gratitude and care for this land. Clean up after yourselves, and find out more about

what land are you on.

trigger warnings

suicide, death of a child


matthew tyler vorce


Matt is an actor, writer, and director. I thank Bird for the opportunity of bringing my favorite play to life.


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lynne mannino


Originally from White Plains, New York. Lynne is an improvisor, actor and producer. Grateful to Amanda Bird and Noisy Nest for the opportunity to play with this great ensemble! Thankful for you, the audience, for showing up and supporting local live theater...and it's only a stupid fu*kng staged reading! Rep Annie Marshall BMG Talent. Member SAG/AFTRA



michaela kahan


Michaela Kahan is an LA based actress by day and a bartender by night... except for tonight when she'll be performing in this staged reading as Nina for all of you. Michaela is a big fan of doing voices, taking naps with her dog, and she can't believe her luck that she gets to bring this nuanced, haunted character to life under the direction of such an insightful, tenacious creator. She wants to thank you and her sweet family for coming to this Stupid Fucking play reading, and will apologize profusely after the show should you make it known that you were chilly. 



garrett pominville


Garrett received his BA in film production from SIUC. Studied with acting teachers Cornell Womack and Gregory Berger-Sobeck (Berg Studios) and is currently under the expert tutelage of Desean Terry(Last Acting Studio). He has played doctors, both good and evil, in film projects for the NYFA, and has tread the boards with the California Shakespeare Company.  Thanks to his wife and sons for their support and to Bird for the opportunity to get to know this great ensemble.  Repped for commercial work by Luciano-Reeves talent agency.


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alex fream


A homegrown Minnesotan, Alex Paige Fream is now an Angeleno by proxy. She started playing the ukulele a month ago and genuinely enjoys it! Thanks, Bird! She would also like to thank her folks, her amazing manager Debbie Britt at Cornerstone Talent Management, and the Noisy Nest for being such an incredible outlet for us creatives to, well, CREATE!  Thank you all for supporting local theatre and enjoy the stupid fucking thing.


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robert w. perkins


Robert W. Perkins is an L.A.-based actor, singer, surfer, doctor, movie crier, and an unapologetic Baby Groot-ophile. He has appeared most recently in The Dropout (Hulu) and the award winning self-produced short film “The October Problem” 



joe wiebe


Born in Los Angeles, Joe Wiebe has been acting since he was a kid. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic arts, Joe has appeared on numerous TV shows, commercials and countless stage productions, 15+ years as a DJ and music producer, he is always ready to command attention, to entertain and make an audience feel something real or magical. Member SAG/AFTRA.

Amanda Bird


director • founder

Bird is an LA native  perpetually looped in a NY state of mind. She began her theatrical career as an actor in 2005, then producing and co-directing her first production in 2006.After over a decade of studying, hard work, late nights and a caffeine addiction, Bird founded Noisy Nest in 2013 and has since directed 30+ staged productions and staged readings. Productions of note: Armitage (Don Nigro), Smoke (Kim Davies), and a 17 years-in-the-making immersive production of No Exit (Jean Paul Sarte). Bird now teaches an acting class at Noisy Nest based on the methods of Uta Hagen.



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aaron posner


Aaron Posner is an American playwright and theatre director. He was co-founder of the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He has directed over 250 productions at major regional theatre companies across the country. He has won many awards including five Helen Hayes Awards, two Barrymore Awards, the Outer Circle Critics Award, The John Gassner Prize, a Bay Area Theatre Award, an Eliot Norton Award, and many more

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noisy nest

production company

Noisy Nest was created in 2013 by founder Bird in her living room with a copy of "Our Town", wine and a beautiful charcuterie board from Smart + Final.  Every Wednesday night she would open her home to wondering artists. They would gather and read a play, discuss the text and drink. This weekly event, The Play Readers,  grew and relocated to Beverly Hills, and is now in residency at the Formosa Cafe in Hollywood on the first Monday of every moth!  Since its creation, Noisy Nest has functioned as a Theatrical Production Company + accessible resource for Actors at every stage of their careers. We offer classes, workshops , audition services and events to inspire both artist and layperson. 2020 shifted the landscape of live theater, maybe for now - maybe forever... but Artists are resilient and resourceful. We are so grateful to be back in person, creating theater.



Cam Caddell | Jose Mcgee

    Patrick Bierut | Hope Booksh  | John Davenport | Zoyla Elizabeth

Shan Harris | Justin Terry | Sally Viloria

special thanks

Steve Bird, Robert Bird and Jeffery Mirkin for "allowing" us to use this parking lot.

Deity Animal Rescue, Ellen Ballon Dante + Lindsay Bird for their generosity and support always and forever!!!!!!

To all of our donors, thank you. We quite literally could not do any of this without you all.


STUPID FUCKING BIRD was developed and received its world premiere in June 2013

at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

(Howard Shalwitz, Artistic Director; Jeffrey Hermann, Managing Director)


STUPID FUCKING BIRD is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the

Dramatists Play Service collection. (

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