Theater | Help Me Help Myself


Help Me Help Myself: The New York Guide to Love, Fame, Fortune and Everything You’ve Ever Dreamt Of in 30 Days or Less premiered in NYC in the fall of 2005.

The Cast of Help Me Help Myself

Jess with an eye injury

Julie as Becky


Written by Jenna Bans (Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Off the Map), Help Me Help Myself is an hysterical take on being single in New York City and happens to be the play that got Ms. Bans her job on Desperate Housewives

After a sold-out run in Boston, Help Me Help Myself swept New York at the Looking Glass Theater. Thanks to all who came out in support of wackiness and saw this very funny play!

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Jessica and Matt as Sarah and Ben

Cast and Crew

Sarah: Jessica Arinella
Claire: Marina Kotovnikov* 
Nevin: Joffre Myers 
Ben: Matthew G. Rashid
Becky: Julie Tortorici 

*Actors Appearing Courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Marina and Joffre as Claire and Nevin

Producer: Alicia Arinella
Associate Producer: Julie Tortorici 
Written by: Jenna Bans
Directed by: Matthew G. Rashid 
Production Designer: Diana Whitten 
Lighting Designer: Paul Frydrychowski 
Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn 
Light Board Op: David Bishop 
Running Crew: Sandra Youssef 

Jess, Matt, and a dead body