Formed in October 2013 by writers/performers Layne Dixon, Anthony Smith and Hank Greene, Vienna Juvenile strives to create emotionally driven comedy revues that focus on the common human experiences we share but so rarely talk about—shedding light on anxieties, joys, and fears that we often keep to ourselves. Their revues as an ensemble include Who Do I Give This Money To, Journey Into Hindsight, Orbit and The Adventures of Reginald Sampson (and the consequence of bliss) and All the Hits You've Never Heard Of. They have performed on stages across the Midwest, including at Chicago Sketchfest and the legendary iO Theater, have been featured on The Paper Machete and Second Wind Collective podcasts, and as headliners at the Indiana University Campus Comedy Festival.
“A little wacky, a little absurdist, a little sincere” -The Sketch Review
“Excellent and heartfelt” - Chicago Reader
“A breath of fresh air…they come across as true romantics and believers.” - iO Chicago
Layne Dixon (Writer/Ensemble) has appeared with Vienna Juvenile in the original revues Journey Into Hindsight, Who Do I Give This Money To, Orbit, and The Adventures of Reginald Sampson (and the consequence of bliss). Other credits include The Second City Conservatory show, Comedy Train, Strapped In at the Annoyance Theatre, independent improv group Dinner for Yesterday and The Second City’s student writing 6 show, Love, Security and Other Mythical Creatures. Originally from Atlanta, Layne is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and previous member of Indiana University’s Awkward Silence Comedy. When she's not reading “The Giving Tree” or unsuccessfully trying to swaddle her dog you can find her taking photographs of people around town.
For more things Layne Dixon check out: Laynedixon.com
Hank Greene (Writer/Ensemble) has appeared with Vienna Juvenile in the original revues Journey Into Hindsight, Who Do I Give This Money To, Orbit, and The Adventures of Reginald Sampson (and the consequence of bliss). In addition to his work with Vienna Juvenile, Hank is an award-winning playwright whose work includes three productions of The Blizzard from 2012 – 2014 (Bloomington Playwrights Project), two productions of The Vintage Scenes from 2012 – 2013 (Bloomington Playwrights Project), Death Metal Family Radio Hour (Indianapolis Fringe Festival 2013), Death Metal Podcast for Kids (Indianapolis Fringe Festival 2014), along with his work on Washington D.C.-based mentalist Max Major's show, Think Again (Adirondack Theatre Festival). His short play, Little Bunny Honk Honk took home the Audience Choice Award at "The BPP Playoffs" at the Bloomington Playwrights Project and his newest work, Thirty Day Mourning Period (or the Revolution That Occured When Mr. Clybourne Killed Himself and Was Unable to Come in to Work Thursday Morning) won the Reva Shriner Comedy Award, and will make its world premiere at the Bloomington Playwrights Project in the fall of 2016. Hank also serves as Resident Playwright and Literary Associate for the Bloomington Playwrights Project, as well as the Literary Manager at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.
Anthony Smith (Writer/Ensemble) has appeared with Vienna Juvenile in the original revues Journey Into Hindsight, Who Do I Give This Money To, Orbit, and The Adventures of Reginald Sampson (and the consequence of bliss). When not working in Vienna Juvenile, Anthony is a filmmaker and a playwright. He is an alumnus of Indiana University’s Awkward Silence Comedy, where he was president and a playing member with Vienna Juvenile ensemble member Layne Dixon from 2008-2012. His playwriting credits include Silent Night and Black Tie Affair. Black Tie Affair was a selection for Bloomington Playwright Project’s New Undergraduate Plays of the Midwest Showcase. After its showcase at Bloomington Playwright’s Project it was published by the Writers’ Guild of Bloomington.