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Casual FreyDay

is actor/video designer Julia Frey

and composer/musician Sam Day Harmet.


Our partnership began at Brooklyn College, where we met as students at the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) M.F.A. program. Our 2017 production Containertopia, a comical vaudeville-inspired show about the tiny living movement, was presented at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn and at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In 2019, we developed A People’s History of Silicon Valley, a synth-pop satire of techno-utopianism, labor inequality, and CEO bros, with performances at ANT Fest at Ars Nova, the Ammerman Symposium at Connecticut College, and Letter of Marque’s Live Composition Festival. 


We are currently developing our newest piece, A Living Shell, at LMCC's 2022 Arts Center Residency on Governors Island, February-May 2022. 

Julia Frey is an actor, deviser, projection designer, and video programmer working in New York and Philadelphia. Video/Media Designer: Medea (BAM - Drama Desk nomination), Black Feminist Video Game (The Civilians), Will, A Cover-up (University of the Arts), Starlight Express (Marymount). Assistant/Programmer: History of Violence, The Jungle, Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse), 8980: Book of Travelers (BAM, Mass MoCA), Measure for Measure (Elevator Repair Service at the Public Theater). Performer: Company Member of Obie-winning experimental ensemble New Paradise Laboratories: O Monsters, The Adults, Prom, 10 Unnameable Spectacles, 27. Company Member of classical repertory company Quintessence Theatre Group: Uncle Vanya, The Wild Duck, Julius Caesar, The Metamorphosis, Three Musketeers. NYC Theater: Lulu Is Hungry (Ars Nova), Our Heroes, Our Time (Brooklyn Museum), Naturalistic Commercials (Samuel French OOB Festival).

Various film, television, and comedy projects, including a stint on a giant boat.

Sam Day Harmet is a mandolinist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser, and music educator based in Brooklyn, NY. A musician of diverse tastes, Sam's projects range from deconstructive folk music, to free improvisation, to early jazz, to electro-funk, to Soundpainting and beyond. He has also written extensively in theater settings often composing material that blurs the lines between far flung styles and disciplines. He holds an MFA from the Performance and Interactive Media Arts program at Brooklyn College. Around NYC, he can regularly be found performing with Astroturf Noise, La Banda Chuska, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, Karl Berger's Improvisers Orchestra, Erica Mancini, Salon Man, and numerous improvising musicians. His theater collaborators include Casual FreyDay (with Julia Frey), Letter of Marque Theater Company, and the Irondale Ensemble.  Aside from mandolin-ing, he also enjoys exploring the guitar, tenor banjo, clarinet, electronics, and breaking the space-time continuum.

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