Horse Trade in association with
The Beggars Group present


A new play Written and Directed by Randy Anderson

New York IT Awards

The Beggars Group's Armor of Wills

MAY 1 - 17

If your Maker is chasing you and you’re already made, logic would tell us it’s coming to unmake you…

Kalib is bleeding to death and on the run from his Maker, but before he dies a few people want to talk to him. ARMOR OF WILLS is a heart-stopping race through a purgatorial landscape of loved ones and lost ones.

The Beggars Group has been creating theater in New York since 1999.  Shows include last falls, Glass Houses, the epic saga of The Expatriates, and the 2001 East Village smash hit Do It! Based on the Yippie manifesto of the same title by Jerry Rubin.
Time Out Magazine called the Beggars Group “one of Off-Off’s brainier and more eclectic companies.” 

The Cast

Scott Brown
Scott Rad Brown (Bartender/Doctor/EMT)A recent transplant to the city, Scott has been see in New York as Bobbiel in His First Detention (Devilspeak Festival) and as Alan in Love and Other Stories (TheaterVision/Playtime). Regional credits include: 42nd Sreet; Seussical; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; and Footloose. Scott is also a company member of Dalliance Theater in New York.
Kristi Funk

Kristi Funk (Beth) is a graduate of Penn State University with her B.A. in Theatre Arts.  She was an apprentice at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Regional: Anton in Show Business at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre.  New York: KtP with Stages 5150, Death Comes for the Therapist at the Vital Theatre Company, staged reading of As Angels Watch with the Rebel Theatre Company.  TV: All My Children.  Member of AEA and AFTRA.

Jennifer Harder

Jennifer Harder (Norma) received a BFA with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has since performed in and produced over 100 plays and films as well as voiceovers, and interactive webisodes.  Companies she’s worked with include: chashama (inaugural summer), 29th St. Rep (Bold Girls), Target Margin (Faust in Love), Les Freres Corbusier (The Franklin Thesis), the Professional Actors' Collective, and the Dublin Fringe Festival.  She is a founding member of the NYC-based theater company The Management and can next be seen in their original piece The Chalk Boy this July at the Capital Fringe Festival in DC.

Josh Krebs

Josh Krebs (Bartender/Doctor/EMT) is a graduate of Collin College in Plano Texas and Marymount Manhattan College with a BA in acting. Josh’s past credits include the world premiere of A Clockwork Orange which has was a finalist for The American College Theatre Festival at the Kennedy Center, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Marisol by Jose Rivera which he was nominated for a Column Award for best supporting actor. Also a recognized playwright, he has received the award for “Best Ten Minute Play” during the American College Theatre Festival for his plays Static and The Audition. Josh is happy to be apart of Armor of Wills and is proud to be working with the Beggars Group.

Brian Morgan

Brian Morgan (Kalib) is absolutely stunned and excited for the opportunity to work with the Beggar's Group AGAIN!  He was last seen as Bill in their last production, 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'.

Harrison Williams

Harrison Williams (Doc) is the Co-Artistic Director of The Beggars Group with which he has participated in many capacities in many shows.  His favorites include playing F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Expatriates, and Jerry Rubin in Do It!.  Most recently, Harrison wrote and directed The Beggars Group’s production of Glass Houses


Randy Anderson (writer/director) founded The Beggars Group in 1999 where he has produced over 25 productions.  Some plays include: Do It!, The Expatriates, More Making Out in Japanese, Theadora, She Bitch of Byzantium.  He has written several plays including, The Dwelling, KTP, The UnOfficial First Draft.  He is currently writing the book for a new musical called Connie and Bryde Sing the Blues.  As an actor Randy has preformed in numerous downtown shows including, Ronnie Larsen’s All Male Peep Show with international porn star Jeff Stryker.  Mmmmmm…. Porn stars.  Most recently he was seen in Harrison Williams’ Glass Houses.

Patricia Ju (music) is thrilled to be back in NYC, scoring and performing in Armor of Wills. She's also finding investors and supporters for As You Like It!, a musical she co-wrote with playwright/director/actor/fiance Jenny Bennett and performed for an audience of 1,300 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Major Performances: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Soloist with the Taipei National Symphony at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Center in Taipei. Off-Off Broadway: Love's Labour's Lost, with James Urbaniak and the Arden Party, director Karen Coonrod. Other: Musical Director-Godspell and As You Like It, Shu-Te University AFL Drama; Working, Holmdel Summer Stock Theatre. Rehearsal pianist/Accompanist: Rutgers University Summer Opera Program with Valerie Goodall, Portland State University voice and flute, Portland Public High School voice. University of Michigan opera, voice, saxophone, and trombone. Patricia is a graduate of the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in Piano and Composition, and former Assistant Conductor to the Juilliard Pre-College Chamber Choir under Rebecca Scott.

Emma Katz (Stage Manager) is a Harvard graduate with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  She spent most of her undergraduate career playing cello, hanging posters, and producing shows for the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players.  She has done various theatre work at the Barrow Street Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Adelaide Fringe Festival, NY Musical Theatre Festival, and NY Frigid Festival.  She currently serves coffee and muffins at Birdbath Bakery to pay the bills.

Justin Sturges (lighting designer) has lit theater, dance, spectacle, rock, and choir in New York, London, and Istanbul, including The Beggars Group's Glass Houses Mr.Sturges is currently the resident lighting designer for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the technical director of the New York Downtown Clown Revue.