Posted by: Official_Press_Release 09:59 am EST 12/05/19




NEW YORK: From award-winning Orlando playwright John Mark Jernigan, Goodbye runs select dates December 19 - 28 at the SoHo Playhouse in NYC as a part of the Fringe Encore Series. In recent history the Soho Playhouse Fringe Encore series has featured incredible talents such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hannah Gadsby. John Mark Jernigan and team have been critically acclaimed internationally in Orlando and Canada over the last three years for their multiple one act plays including Goodbye. Awards include Patron’s Pick, Critic’s Choice and official selection awards between Orlando, Canada and now the Soho Playhouse. This is John Mark Jernigan’s off-broadway debut as a playwright.

Goodbye centers its focus on Felix Cunningham (T. Robbert Pigott, whom the story is based) a free-spirited scuba diver who is ignoring appeals from his sister (Heather Leonardi) to visit their dying father. Rounding out the cast, Sonia Roman and Chris Crawfrod feature as an overwhelmed new mother and an empathetic stranger, along with Jeffrey Correia and Brian Brammer as a couple who try turning a random coffee shop hookup into a real connection.

“Goodbye is an unconventional combination of bawdy sex comedy and poetic meditation on morality, whose protagonist protests that he doesn’t take things too seriously, yet is wracked with self-recrimination. Such contradictions could easily doom a lesser production, but in the hands of these professionals, Goodbye emerges from Fringe’s ocean as an affecting exhortation to inhale all the opportunities life offers.”
-Orlando Weekly


Soho Playhouse
15 Vandam St, New York, NY 10013


December 19th 7:00pm
December 21st 1:00pm
December 23rd 7:00pm
December 24th 3:00pm
December 26th 7:00pm
December 25th 5:00pm

Online : www.fringeencoreseries.com
Phone : (212) 691-1555

About the Company:

John Mark Jernigan (Writer) with fiancé Chris Crawford (Director) and dear friend Anthony R. Smith (Music/Sound Design) have collaborated on both Hello and Goodbye which were both welcomed with overwhelming success at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Since Hello debuted in 2018 they have taken the show to cities all across the country and are very much looking forward to their first experience in New York City. Goodbye, which is not a sequel to Hello, was awarded the Patron's Pick Award and a coveted spot in the Soho Playhouse “Fringe Encore Series”. All three live in Orlando and are constantly humbled by where these stories take them.

The Creative Team:

Playwright: John Mark Jernigan
Director: Chris Crawford
Sound Design/Music: Anthony R. Smith

The Cast:

T. Robert Pigott (Felix Cunninham) - T. Robert Pigott grew up on Maui and has performed around the world professionally for 30 years. He can be seen in Finding Nemo the Musical at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and improvising on weekends at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando. Robby is a certified scuba instructor and was visiting Southeast Asia 7 years ago when his dad passed away from glioblastoma. He would like to thank John Mark Jernigan for writing this play. “This is for you, Dad.” This is Robby’s second time performing Off-Broadway.

Heather Leonardi (Evelyn) - NYC local, this is Heather’s Off-Broadway debut Brian Brammer (Youngest) - After earning a degree from Belmont University and performed in the New York premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame before relocating to Orlando to play Crush in Finding Nemo the musical. This is Brian’s Off-Broadway debut.

Jeffrey Corriea (Christopher) - a NYC transplant, Current Marlin/Gill in ‘Finding Nemo the Musical.’ Recent credits: The award-winning reimagining of Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere-original cast) directed by Connor Gallagher, Buyer and Cellar (Alex) at Theatre Aspen, The Glass Menagerie (Tom) at The Mountain Playhouse, among others. BFA from NYU-Tisch and proud actors equity member. IG: @jcpizwink This is Jeffrey’s Off-Broadway debut.

Chris Crawford (Middle) - Chris is the Associate Artistic Director at freeFall Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL. Chris holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas. This is Chris’s Off-Broadway debut.

Sonia Roman (Wendy) - is an Orlando local currently performing as Dory in Finding Nemo: The Musical. This is Sonia’s Off-Broadway debut.

Anthony R. Smith (Sound/Music design) - From Orlando, FL. He has worked as a sound designer, composer, actor, and musician. He is also a published poet. This is Tony’s Off-Broadway debut.

John Mark Jernigan (Playwright) - Native to Florida. John Mark Jernigan has written several one act plays including Goodbye. This is John Mark’s Off-Broadway debut.

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