Friday, January 15, 2016


Meet Debargo Sanyal who plays a character named Jimmy Boner in Talking Band's BURNISHED BY GRIEF: A ROMANTIC COMEDY written and composed by Ellen Maddow. 

Jimmy is an awkward young man who is fresh out of law school, and works with the non-profit Legal Aid Society. He is still (literally) trying to find his voice of inner-self-confidence as an attorney in NYC.

He still lives with roommates because he cannot afford not to.  His best friend is the cat that he rescued, whose name is The Bronx...and his roommates hate his cat.

"Jimmy is gawky and lonely, while also quite kind and very well-meaning.  He is the sort of fellow who is always doing the best that he can despite being somewhat down-on-his-luck and when he is called upon to become involved in a legal housing dispute between daffy tenant Suniye Finger and her beleaguered landlord Tony Hudson, things start to change for Jimmy in unexpected ways..." says Debargo.

You've probably seen Debargo on stage in NYC Productions such as: When January Feels Like Summer (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Page 73 Productions/Women's Project Theater), Invasion! (The Play Company at Walkerspace), Charles Mee's Queens Boulevard (the musical) (Signature Theatre Co), Bunty Berman Presents... (The New Group), John Cariani's Love/Sick (Royal Family Productions), After (Partial Comfort Productions), Bird in the Hand (Fulcrum Theatre), Your Boyfriend May Be Imaginary(The Management), Looking for the Pony (Vital Theatre Co), Telethon (Clubbed Thumb), It's Only Kickball, Stupid (kef productions), I_NY (Ma-Yi Theater Co), Port Authority Throw Down (The Working Theater), Women of Trachis (Target Margin Theater), Commedia Dell Smartass(New Georges), Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink (Alter Ego Productions at Walkerspace), Bumbug-The Musical (LAUGHistan), Created Equal (Red Fern Theatre Co), Harvest (East Coast Artists at La MaMa), Love, Sex and Death in the Amazon (Collider Theater), The Lighthouse Invites the Storm (Sanguine Theatre Co), Millicent Scowlworthy (SPF), audiovideo (Drama League DirectorFest), Seven.11 Convenience Theatre and Barriers (Desipina & Co), The Woodpecker and Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Smoking Bloomberg and Love Sucks (NYMF), Browntown and In Transit and Crossings (FringeNYC), Pulling the Lever (Rising Circle Theater Collective) Pilgrim (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater: In Sight), Empire Gas (Lost Tribe Theatre), Comedians (La MaMa), Romeo and Juliet (Blunt Theatre Co), I'm with Mauricio and Pilgrim's Passion (Intar Theatre: New Works Lab). The Juilliard School Drama Division-Guest Artist Actor '05. The 52nd Street Project-Playmaking. Regional Productions: Mike Bartlett's An Intervention (Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015: Nikos Stage-Williamstown, MA), Disconnect(Victory Gardens Theater-Chicago, IL) When January Feels Like Summer (City Theatre-Pittsburgh, PA), Rajiv Joseph's Animals Out of Paper (Boise Contemporary Theater-Boise, ID), Brahman/i (Mixed Blood Theatre-Minneapolis, MN). Cape Cod Theatre Project (2005, 2011, 2015). 

His feature films include The Normals, The Magic of Belle Isle, Everybody's Fine, Today's SpecialFort Tilden, Made for Each OtherSita Sings the Blues, Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, Detours, 3rd Street Blackout, Drawing with ChalkRed HookWest 32ndQuarter Life Crisis, Maybe There's A Tree, Karma CallingAshes, Sad Sack SallyMy Sassy Girl. *SHORT FILM: Modern Day Arranged Marriage, Dry Clean Only, The Call Center, Windows Vista Predator Edition, The Cubicle, The Rebuild, Waiting Room, Couch, The Waiting Room, L'emon, Theen, Roulette Night, Babette, Aimee Undercover/Burkini, I Don't Sleep I Dream

On television, Debargo has made guest appearances on The Americans, Blue Bloods, Billions, Law & Order-Special Victims Unit, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie, Damages, Law & OrderNYC 22, The SopranosThe UnusualsLaw & Order-Criminal IntentAll My ChildrenOn The Lot, national commercials. 

And he can also be seen on the webseries Gemma & The Bear, So Then Tell Me, Kitchens & Calhoun.

Come see Debargo Sanyal in BURNISHED BY GRIEF: A ROMANTIC COMEDY, which plays The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa from January 22 through February 7, 2016.

La MaMa presents



Written and Composed by Ellen Maddow 
Directed by Paul Zimet 

A love letter to the chaos of cramped New York City living. This music-fused, sinister romantic comedy is inspired by Obie award-winning playwright Ellen Maddow’s work as a mediator in Brooklyn Civil Court, where she has witnessed how the city’s extraordinary diversity, combined with close living, has produced complex misunderstandings and remarkable relationships. 

January 22 - February 7, 2016

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors - 2 and 4-Show packages available for January shows at La MaMa

The First Floor Theatre at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE