The Beggars Group


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Wednesday February 23 @ 9pm
Friday February 25 @ 8:30pm
Sunday February 27 @ 1pm
Thursday March 3 @ 9pm
Saturday March 5 @ 7pm


YIPPIE! is an explosive look back on the events that defined the Youth International Party.  1967 meets 2011 in this time twisting exploration of freedom, fun, and fanatics.

Based on The Beggars Group’s 2001 hit production Do It!, YIPPIE! explores the politics of protest through a stylized and highly physical collection of scenarios from the Yippie movement.  Founded in 1967, the Yippies turned political angst and protest into theater through such stunts as dropping dollar bills on the Stock Exchange and levitating the Pentagon.  Things turn violent in the summer of 1968 during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago where “sit ins” are replaced by Molotov Cocktails.

YIPPIE! asks the question: What are you willing to sacrifice for the revolution?

Kinetic and freewheeling, The Beggars Group production of “Do It!”, based on Rubin’s 1969 manifesto, “Do It! Scenarios of the Revolution,” captures the controversies, the excesses, and the best of the period.”
- Jane Hogan, BackStage


Brian Morgan is absolutely stunned and excited for the opportunity to work with the Beggar's Group AGAIN! With The Beggars Group he was in Armor of Wills and Glass Houses. Some other favorite New York roles include The King of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland with the Ateh Theatre Group, Bobby in Goodnight Bobby, Goodnight John with Mcgrail Productions, and Anthony in The House of Yes with Raben Productions. Brian graduated with a B. S. (that's right) in Theatre Production from Middle Tennessee State University. Some favorite roles in college were Norman in SubUrbia, Rodriguez in Take Me Out, and Zig in Bleacher Bums. He just wrapped a short film entitled Stepping Stones and is currently preparing for a role in the feature film Everything's Going To Be Alright. Much love and thanks to the friends and family that keep me truckin'.


Morgan Lindsey Tachco is currently an administrator in Arts in Education with Brooklyn Arts Council, a freelance theatrical publicist, the New York Innovative Theatre Awards' Outreach Manager, and works as an actress & theatre artist. On stage, Morgan has been working with the fantastic ensemble of the Beggars Group, recently appeared in At Hand Theatre's CAKE & PLAYS... at the Gene Frankel Theatre, and WE CALL HER BENNY at the Michael Weller Theatre, of which Martin Denton ( remarked, "particularly good work." Duncan Pflaster of said of her performance in WE CALL HER BENNY, "Morgan Lindsey Tachco is touching as Mrs. well as Gaby..." Of DUMBYA'S RAPTURE, Larry Kunofsky of nytheatre.comremarked,"...I saw a real human being in this play rather than a caricature..." Morgan lives in Brooklyn with the wonderful Justin, Zooey, Oscar & Mary, sends much love to all of her incredibly supportive families, be they urban or (other) coastal.


Harrison Williams (writer/director/producer) entered the theatre in 1976 (where he played Abraham Lincoln in his school’s Bicentennial play) and never exited. (No kidding, he still remembers his first line.) He went on to study at the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, at Middle Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Philosophy, and Dance, and then at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program where he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship for the first half of the program and a bus ticket to NYC for the second half. Throughout all these years, Harrison also worked professionally as an actor. Harrison is thrilled to now be the Co-Artistic Director of The Beggars Group, working once again with his friend and accomplice, Randy Anderson.


Randy Anderson (writer/director/producer) founded The Beggars Group and has been making theater in downtown New York for over 10 years and is about to release a new book about the experience called ON MAKING OFF. A few projects he’s produced and performed in; The Expatriates I, II, & III, Do It!, Stopping the World, Theadora, She Bitch of Byzantium, More Making Out in Japanese, Glass Houses, Tired and Poor in America. He has also written several plays including; Testing Average, Homlessness, Homosexuals, and Heretics, The Dwelling, KtP, The Unofficial First Draft, & Armor of Wills. Randy graduated from Chapman University, loves New York and long walks on the beach.


Scott Rad Brown (producer) is a Brooklyn based actor, director, and writer. With Dalliance, he was co-line producer for Who is Jordan Bishop?, for which he also wrote Pierced. Scott also worked on production for A Dream Play and co-wrote/directed Because of the Economy... He holds a BFA from the Webster Conservatory, where he conceived and directed The Delta Cycle. Other directing credits include Springtime by Maria Irene Fornes and Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. Scott Rad has appeared off-Off-Broadway as a performer in Cato at The Flea Theater with André DeShields, Armor of the Wills with The Beggars Group, Jeff Lewonczyk's His First Detention with Evil Eye Productions, and Love and Other Stories at The 78th St. Theatre Lab. He has been seen regionally at GEVA Theatre Center, The Broward Stage Door Theater, and Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater as both a performer and a dialect coach. Some of his favorite roles have been The Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown, and Sir Feeble Fainwood in The Lucky Chance. Support independent theater!


Justin Sturges (sound design): Attracted to theater festivals because of the beautiful chaotic people and energy they expose, Mr.Sturges was technical director of the New York International Fringe Festival, designed the lights for 100 shows in two summers for "Gone in 60 secs," a festival of one-minute plays, discovered the joy of kissing his electrics crew every morning at the Istanbul International Theater Festival, designed a short in the New York Clown Festival, was an electrician for the Voice4Vision Puppet Theater Festival, and did something for some other festivals he's forgotten about. Mr.Sturges works as a lighting designer with numerous companies, a stage manager (most notably with the New York Downtown Clown Revue), a stagehand at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, and is a model. Mr.Sturges is a proud founding member of, and Chief Party Lighting Designer for, newFangled theatReR.

"...they are straightforward and uncompromising in their storytelling skill, which is enormously effective."

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