TRUFFLES MYSTERY was dreamed up one summer day in 2014, and this little "pungent" idea-that-could sunk it's teeth deep into the event halls, yoga studios, cabarets and dark bars of New York City, only to NEVER LET US GO! After years of pushing, our once "small show" was now running in the "big" high-end night clubs, jazz clubs and speak-easy's of the city, and in 2018 the tides turned for us. The pricey and decadent truffles suddenly became easier to come by, the Fortune 500 companies started calling, and the name brands of the world all wanted a seat at the "Donati Truffle Gala and Auction!" It was then we knew we were on to something special.
After being imagined and created by Sonia Carrion, (producer, playwright and song-writer)....little did she know that 4 months of development, pre-production, working with writers and musicians (and eating a LOT of truffles)...would lead to a journey that would span almost 6 years and a partnership with one of the most prestigious truffle companies in the world, URBANI. From the beginning, the company has been met with so many tough trials and tribulations, intense changes, venue moves and all of the regular ups and downs of running a small business in NYC (and then some)...but we owe it all to the team that stayed with us through thick and thin, never lost hope, and always kept on delivering a "killer" murder mystery on stage every night. From the amazing cast, to the talented musicians, and right down to all of our staff and team behind the scenes....it has been a wild journey and we are optimistic that there is more to come. We are very hopeful for the future and for what will eventually emerge as a new wave of live entertainment in NYC and beyond. Prayers to all that are in the arts, travel, dining, sports and live entertainment field, as it takes multiple villages to do what we do...and we will all get through to the other side.
Without the collective below- the show would not be what it is today. To our friends, writers, musicians, artists, comedians and great minds...we will always cherish the process with you.
CREATOR/ CONCEIVER/ PRODUCER
From a little idea in her head, to a full vision on stage with a 3 course dinner, a classic murder mystery plot, and all of the trimmings of a slap-stick musical comedy, Sonia has taken the years of hard work and molded it into a new script in which she wrote the new book for in 2020. She is also a contributing song-writer to the new show, and looks forward to beginning the licensing options, as well as the launch of the "At Home" Mystery Board Game!
READ MORE ABOUT SONIA'S WORK FOR TV, STAGE AND MUSIC HERE.
PRODUCER/ SONGWRITER/ CONTRIBUTING SCRIPT WRITER
Uber talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, Hal dedicated years to getting this show off the ground logistically with Sonia Carrion, while also contributing to the script and writing additional songs for the show, including the ever popular, show-stopper "Bruno's Lament!" Hal is continuing his work in live production and television with NBC and SNY- Sports TV.
ACTRESS & ORIGINAL SONGWRITER 2014
Amazingly talented songwriter and artist who crafted the sound and feel of the music on stage, and gave us the amazing "Ratatat" and "Newness is Nice" which are sure to be loved for years to come.
So much love to our ghostwriter playwright who took the ideas, story and concepts from Sonia Carrion, and brough her characters and scenes to life, giving us the first draft of Truffles Mystery, all the way back in 2014.
CONTRIBUTING SCRIPT WRITER 2016
An up-and-coming writer in NYC, who brought new comedy, jokes, and a different vision for the show was added to the team for a trial run, and in doing so he also offered his support with Production and Stage Management for each show.
CONTRIBUTING SCRIPT WRITER 2019
A writer that spans works for stage, television and film, Gregg joined the production to bring a completely new twist to our classic story- and what a tale he told! After writing for shows like "Xena Warrior Princess," and selling several feature scripts to major studios, his film "The Garden of Eden" is now in development with Disney, and we were so lucky to get the chance to delve into our characters with him with the completely new script he brought to life.
ACTRESS & CONTRIBUTING SONGWRITER 2019
A singer, songwriter, actress and artistic director Cassie's unique brand of Cirque/Burlesque Shows has played in various venues across NYC, and we have had the pleasure of knowing and working with her for years. Her musical contributions to the production in 2019 took the show in a new direction and you can listen & download her original music on iTunes and Spotify from the show!
Is an accomplished jazz pianist, performer, and musical director for many various acts in NYC and around the world, including for the Grammy Nominated Artist Concha Buika. She has graced the stages of over 300 venues in Europe, and we are so lucky she graced us with her presence for years @ Truffles Mystery!
We also wouldn't be here without the effortlessness and Dedication from our actors, those who delivered the Mystery and Comedy each night in a Delicious and immersive setting. combined with raucous hilarity and their sheer magnitude of talent on the stage, each night was something special.
RON BARBA | DAVID SERERO | JENNI LARK | Nathan Oesterle | SPENCER WOLFE | Cassie Nadeau | CEM Uyanik | Chris Cardozo | Renan Kanbay | Tommy Walker | Addison Garner | Ed Rosini | Victoria Bost | Kayla Catan | Alex Armesto | CJ Seever | Tony Chiofalo | Salvatore Mirando | Krista Curry | Alexander Rios | Kevin Reher | Patrick Lynch | Camille Atkinson | Elsa Scott | Tony Patryn | Jenna Comey | Mikayla Petrilla | Kevin Riddagh | Tais Szigali | Britte Silver | Ian Federgreen | Samantha Duval | Callie Beatie | Emily Janes | Caroline Hitesman | Lindsay Lavin | Willie Marte | Eddie Varley | Steve Tardio | John Guild | Corey Candelet | Sara Cuozo-Gonzales |
And the Band Plays On...
YOONMI CHOI (DIRECTOR)
JINJOO YOO | JOEL GONZALES
Eunjung Jo | Aron Caceres | Tina Lama | Luca Resenfeld | Diego Alzate | Genevieve Chapin
Samvel Sarkisyan | Kolja Gioni | Mareike Wiening | Adam Forman
Joe Fee | Kevin B Clark | Thayer Naples
Simone Baron | Erica Mancini
To the ones Behind The Curtain
You are only as good as your team, and Wow Did we have some great people on our side!
BOX OFFICE MANAGER
The YES Girl! The anything can be done girl. Carrie- we wouldn't be here today without your weekly dedication for years! We look forward to growing the brand with you for years to come!
The "make-any-room-sound-good" dude. The audio man who would laugh the whole way through the show, and whose voice sounded like a commanding force!
The very talented
MARCUS XAVIER STEWART
The YES Man! The anything can be done man! Marcus, without your attention to detail and exquisite presentation of a room, we wouldn't have grown in the ways we did!
MICHELLE FRANCESCA THOMAS
And So Many More...
Silvia Forni Photography
We could not have done it without all of you! Thank you to the team.
As of Oct 2019, the Truffles Mystery brand is now under new ownership and management, and we are very excited for the growth and possibilities to come. For questions concerning contracts, equity, investment, or other business and financial needs please contact: