WHO WE ARE
OFVS is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts education organization. Our mission is to create new and original theatre, educate young artists and teach them how to be professional performers on the stage, and provide professional performers with employment opportunities. OFVS produces two to three annual main stage theatrical productions, showcase cabarets, and provides educational arts programming through theatre and dance. We hope to help youth find their voices on the stage, have creative input in the production process, and provide our community with unique, affordable cultural and arts programming.
Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS) was founded in 2010 by Anita Boyer and Kasia Klimiuk. What began as a one time performance has evolved into a professional theatrical troupe and non-profit theatre education organization. In the fall of 2010, Anita convinced Kasia to run a half-marathon with her in sin city, Las Vegas. The run was partnered with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and each runner had to raiser over $3,000. After meeting several talented performers in Centerstage's performance of Cabaret that summer, these ladies decided to put on a variety show to raise the necessary funds. It was a smash hit and they raised over $3,000 at the show for the CCFA.
The following year they decided to do another show, A Charitable Cabaret, and then another, The Holiday Spectacular, and now 19 shows later, they produce at least 3 full scale production a year with small showcases in between. Production range from original stories inspired by classic tales such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and A Christmas Carol as well as smaller variety shows and cabaret shows that feature local talents. Boyer and Klimiuk has written four original shows, A Spectacular Christmas Carol, Our Adventures in Wonderland/Alice Jr., Neverlanded and The New Christmas Carol.
The organization has been voted the Best Theatre Group on the South Fork in Dan's Papers Best of the Best Awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Boyer directs, choreographs and produces shows for OFVS. As a professional tap dancer, she curated and directed annual productions of, Tap: An Evening of Rhythm, as a JDTLab in April 2015, at the Southampton Cultural Center and Avram Theater at Southampton Stony Brook in April 2016, and at Guild Hall in April 2016. The show presented the history of tap through entertaining performances and educational video and it brought tappers of various ages together as well as Broadway tap dance professional, Aaron Tolson. Outside of OFVS she dance teacher and leader of the Tap Army competition team at dancehampton studio in East Hampton. She is also dance choreographer at Southold Junior/Senior High School where she has choreographed Rent, Adams Family, Mary Poppins and recently choreograhed their production of Les Miserables as well as choreographer at Shoreham-Wadin River High School.
Klimiuk also provides her direction, choreography and production skills to OFVS shows. She recently graduated with her Master of Art in Applied Theatre from the CUNY School of Professional Studies and is grateful to be able to share her intense passion for theatre. Kasia has been acting, dancing, and singing since her formative years, with over 15 years of performance training. She has performed in various productions on the East End as well NYC. In addition to OFVS, Kasia is an inventory appraiser at Gordon Brothers, actor-educator with New York City Children's Theatre (NYCCT) anti-bullying workshops, actor educator with NYCCT's Literature at Play programs, and works in Manhattan Youth Services after-school theatre programs. She enjoys teaching adolescents and young adults theatrical skills in addition to how theatre can be used as a tool for development and social justice. Her recent work as an applied theatre artist includes a recent JDT Lab at Guild Hall where she curated a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop and teaching acting and improv workshops for youth at Guild Hall.