Genre: Classical



Cast: Giselle Rodriguez, Agueda Ramirez, Jimmy Juste, Josh Clayton, Ari Rossen, Eli Walker Palzkill, Brian Reilly, Brian Reilly, Brian Reilly, Romy Nordlinger*, Romy Nordlinger*, Sarah Cooper, Madalyn McKay, Ian Baggette-Strings , Manuela Le Chler-Horns , Mairys Joaquin, no, Liza Colpa, Greg Genute, Greg Genute, Megan Mcginnis, Amie Bermowitz, Amie Bermowitz, Amie Bermowitz

Laura Mae has lived in New York City for 13 lucky years and feels she has finally earned the right to call herself a genuine New Yorker and Shakespeare nerd. Credits include OFF BROADWAY: Alice in Wonderland (Alice) OFF-OFF BROADWAY: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Lucy), Spoiled Cherries (Emma -original cast), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), Polly Princess and the Penniless Fry Cook (Gabby Godmother),  Cinderella (Stepsister), Donna’s Late Night Shakespeare Cabaret (Emcee & Touchstone), Loves Labours Lost (Jaquenneta), King Lear (Curan, u/s Cordelia), Macbeth (Witch 1 / Lady Macduff), Oh! Pioneers (Birdie Hutchinson) TOURS and REGIONAL: New England Shakespeare Festivals’ Comedie of Errors (Domio of Ephesus),  A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) with American Family Theater, Timon of Athens (The Poet) & All’s Well That Ends Well (Diana ) with Hudson Shakespeare. Laura Mae is a proud member of the Spontaneous Shakespeare Players  www.spontaneousshakespeare.com/ and  has played multiple parts in their productions of Twelfth Night, Midsommer Nights Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Richard III and Macbeth. She dedicates every performance in her life to her mother, Carol.

Jyotsna Du Ciel is an international performing artist. Credits include- Theatre: Suburbia (OOBR Award), 167 Tongues, The Little Prince among others. TV/Film: Law &Order Criminal Intent, Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood, The Great New Wonderful (Tribeca Film Festival). Jyotsna is a graduate of the film program at Boston University.

Noelle Fair (Currently playing "Catherine" in PROOF with Hudson Shakespeare Company) ) OFF-B’WAY: Big Apple Bites: The Interview Project (Hudson Guild Theater), "Then or Now" as part of the Strawberry One Act Festival 2009 - semi-finalist OFF-OFF B’WAY: Othello (Desdemona), Richard III (Queen Margaret/Ratcliff) Foolish Mortals Prod. Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Merchant of Venice (Salarino), The Complete Works. . .. (abridged) with Hudson Shakespeare Company, GIRL POWER! (Estrogrenius Festival - Manhattan Theater Source) REGIONAL: Julius Caesar (Plebian/Solider u/s Calpurnia) Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Taming of the Shrew/Tamer Tamed (u/s Grumio/Sophocles), Couldabeen Hamlet (Horatio/Crazy Ophelia), Fooling of a Sly (Sly) Shakespeare in the Valley, NH. Noelle has also performed in two World Premiere’s: Fat Kids on Fire (Bianca) which was nominated for the 2008 NYC Innovative Theater Awards and is published by Playscripts, Inc. The other, All The World’s a Grave (Guildenstern) by best selling author John Reed, published by Penguin Press (check it out at any Barnes and Noble!). This Baltimore/DC native graduated from Towson University in 2006. .

 

Elyzabeth Gorman is Artistic Director of Ignited States Production Company, dedicated to smart works that spark debate. World premieres include Caitlin Condy's See Jane Run (Prospect Theatre Co.); Jennifer Lane’s Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? (Intravenous Theatre Co.); and Michael Niederman’s To Barcelona! (Ignited States Production Co.), Every Man (’07 Samuel French Festival Winner), and Don’t Drink and F*ck (Crosstown Playwrights). Other favorite productions include Caitlin Condy’s Little Wing (NY Int’l Fringe Festival); Anthony Clarvoe’s The Living (Stone Soup Theater); and an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Prospect Park, produced by Rebellious Subjects. She is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the Artistic Cabinet of Rebel Theater Co.
 
 

Alex Decaneas is a commercial actor, professional improviser and sketch comic performing regularly throughout NYC and internationally. Currently he is one half of Fantastic Genius, a frenzied sketch comedy show he performs with his wife in the city. Also, he can be seen at Gotham City Improv in a number of house shows. Theater credits include: Twelfth Night, The Tempest (at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Hard Times, Bus Stop, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. When not performing, Alex sings karaoke, makes short films, and takes naps. The quickest way to his heart is chocolate malt.

Broni Borikova was born in Slovakia. As a child she recited at cultural venues of her native town. In her early 20’s she moved to Prague where she worked as a flight attendant for the Czechoslovak Airlines. In her spare time she pursued her dreams nurturing creative talents and passion for languages by interpreting for the Italian Consulate in Prague. Broni is fluent in Slovak, Czech, Italian, French and Russian. In 1994 she collaborated on the movie The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin with Eusebio Ciccotti by Jiri Menzel. In 1995 she moved to New York to pursue a career in interior design. She contributed her design talents to many set designers working on the movies (The Sopranos, Kate & Leopold). She had the opportunity to work on the set design of the movie Romance &Cigarettes by John Turturro. Broni also attended acting seminars with Travis James where she studied American standard dialect, voice and acting. She also worked as a model for The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her acting credits include: Ugly Betty( ABC)- theatre patron ( featured ), principal roles in Me, My Husband and Fritz, Any Day Now and Natasha Story by Alex Zovitch, the most recent one zombie thriller They’re Coming to Get Us by Victor Gaspar. Broni feels meeting Tony Vozzo is a stepping stone in her career and is grateful for the opportunity. She is thrilled to be working with such talented individuals and hopes to continue her career as an actress/producer.

 

Eli Walker Palzkill is so grateful to have the opportunity to workshop her first original one-woman show at the Wings Theatre. Eli is currently a second-year drama student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, studying at the Lee Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film. She began her acting training at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point, WI, where she studied with Joan Darling, Kerry Shear and Judy Kerr. She has starred in several community productions, as well as an original production of 385 Pound Smoker. Most recently, she performed in the Tisch Gala at Lincoln Center Theatre and Political Snorts, directed by Elizabeth Swados at La Mama Experimental Theatre. STEPS will perform at Alley Stage in Wisconsin in June of 2010.

Tiffany Simms (Telephone Girl / Prosecution Lawyer). Hailing from the hills of West Virginia, Ms. Simms has always loved to sacrifice her self-respect to make others laugh. Ms. Simms has trained at the William Esper Studio, and while in New York, she has performed at the Oberia Dempsey Theater in Harlem, booked the lead role in a potential pilot, played the bride in Dorothy Parker’s “Here We Are”, worked on multiple short films and commercials, and joined the 12 Miles West and Bramblebush Theater Companies as an artist in residence, where she is currently being mentored as she writes new works for the stage. She is very grateful for the love and support from friends and family.

 Benjamin Torres - Born in Bogota, Colombia; Torres, a trained Opera singer has been performing since the age of 4 where eventually his studies and experience led him to such stages as New Jersey's Performing Arts Center, Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, as well as various Opera houses in and around Spoleto, Italy. In addition to his experience and passion for music, in the last 3 years has also included the profession of Actor to his resume, and has quickly gained attention and praise both on stage and on screen, playing a wide range of characters, completely transforming into whatever character must be brought to life. His main goal whether singing in an opera house, performing in a theater, or on T.V. is to just remember to always have fun and be as true to the soul of the character as is humanly possible. A few of his acting credits outside of various commercial appearances include: STAGE-Mickey in Lifeline production's "Life in Slow Motion", Michael in the "Beauty of Dawn", Luis in "Full Circle", Phillip in "Manhattan Skyline", Mickey in "Facebook this, Twitter that, text me later", and Ol Slewfoot in "The Creation"; TV- Lipstick Jungle, Ugly Betty, Bored to Death, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa FILM-The Perfect Age of Rock n' Roll, The Woody Allen Summer Project, Frame, Everyday, as well as two untitled projects that begin filming in late 2010. As a part of Robroy Mountjoy productions he is excited to be performing his first role with the company as Dean in the 2010 premiere of "Bubblemakers". 

 

    

Samantha Rivers Cole's (Chorus) favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo & Juliet, Desdemona in Othello, Pam in Hunter Gatherers, Pinky in Our Lady of 121st St., and Helen in For Helen of Troy. She has an MFA from UW, and has also trained at Harvard with the Moscow Art Theatre School, UC Berkeley, and The American Conservatory Theatre. She is currently seeking representation. www.SamanthaRiversCole.com

Aedín Moloney is Founder/ Artistic Director of Fallen Angel Theatre Company. She has called New York City home for 16 years.  She recently played Rose Mundy in the acclaimed production of Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa at the Irish Repertory Theatre.  Some of Aedín’s previous acting and producing credits in New York include: The World Premiere of Eva the Chaste (by Barbara Hammond) in which Moloney created the title role and performed at the Clurman Theatre, Talent (by Victoria Wood) and Cell (by award winning poet, Paula Meehan) with Fallen Angel Theatre Company. Other acting credits include: Hobson’s Choice at the Atlantic Theatre directed by David Warren, Under Milk Wood (Dylan Thomas) at the Hartford Stage Theatre directed by Mark Lamos, Madame Killer (by Honor Molloy) with Clubbed Thumb Theatre Company and MacBeth with Gorilla Repertory Theatre.  Her other work with the Irish Repertory Theatre includes: Shadow of a Gunman (by Sean O’Casey), Playboy of the Western World (by John Millington Synge), Eclipsed (by Patricia Burke Brogan), Juno and the Paycock (by Sean O’Casey), Same Old Moon (by Geraldine Aron) and Pigtown (by Mike Finn).  Her work with the Irish Arts Center includes: Bar and Ger (by Geraldine Aron) and Celtic Tiger Me Arse (by Don Creedon).  Aedín has had extensive recurring roles with the BBC (UK), ITV (UK) and Channel Four (UK). Other TV Work in Great Britain and New York include: Ballykissangel, The Moth, The Bill, Vanity Fair, Law and Order (Criminal Intent).  A selection of Aedín’s Film credits include: Nora, playing James Joyce’s sister, Eva (also starring Ewan McGregor), Far and Away (directed by Ron Howard), The Captives (also starring Tim Roth), Agnes Brown (directed by Angelica Houston) and Diary of a Madman. Aedín is currently working on developing a piece for Fallen Angel based on the writings of National Book Award winner, Colum McCann.

 

Carol LoPorto graduated from K.C.C. with a degree in performing arts.  Some of her favorite characters were in Our Town, Cabaret, Diary of Ann Frank, Lovers and other Strangers and Arsenic and Old Lace.  Although she never thought it possible she thanks Michael for the opportunity to work WITH him...

 

Jennifer Skura (formerly Jennifer Boutell) is an artist who actively creates work across a variety disciplines, including theatre, film, and visual arts. Companies with whom she has collaborated include The Knightsbridge Theatre, National American Shakespeare Company, BRIC Arts, 92nd Street Y, TracyLocke, Bitfire, Inc., Agony Productions, Tangent Arts and Monk Parrots. As an actress, she has studied under Joseph Chaikin and Nancy Gabor and has performed in New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston, as well as in Vienna and Amsterdam. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Sam Houston State University. Proud member AEA & SAG. Love to Greg

Born and raised in New Orleans, Brian Morvant's New York theater credits include Mother Courage (Public Theater), Screen Play and 'Twas the Night Before (Flea Theater / the BATS), Revelation Readings (Red Bull), Somewhere Safer (NYC Fringe), Hamlet, The Tempest (American Globe), King Lear, Midsummer Night's Dream (Amazon Kindle), Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 (Theater Row), Merchant of Venice (York Shakespeare), Whiskey Beer & Apple Pie (Abingdon). Brian has been seen in multiple independent films and on TV in Delocated (Adult Swim), Guiding Light (CBS), and Weekends at Bellevue (FOX),

Also an extremely physical performer, Brian has performed stunts for such film and TV as Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Columbia Pictures), Winter's Tale (Warner Bros.), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), as well as fight choreography for the stage and screen.

 Robert Eigen has appeared in over forty New York stage productions.  Recent stage credits include: The Bald Soprano (Fire Chief),  Three Sisters (Chebutykin)27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Jake Meighan), Saint Joan (Earl of Warwick), The Hairy Ape (Paddy), a solo show titled Countless Voices:The Forgotten Souls of 9/11 (Lido, Jacob, Gloria, Joaquin), and Like Yesterday (Sam) both written by his wife, Awilda Bravo (oneactplay.net).  Recent television Commercials include:  Pennsylvania State Lottery, Dryel , Urge Music,  ESPN,  WWE,  AXE , Showtime,  Ron Rico Rum,  and Alvatek Tools.  Recent film and television work include an appearance as Rabbi Epstein in The Dawn Chorus (Sundance Short Film entry), The Lunatic Scientist in Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without a Country, and George Lutz on Celebrity Ghost Stories on the Biography Channel. 

Lee Meriwether was successively: Miss San Francisco, Miss California and Miss America. Though most know Lee as “Betty” in the highly successful CBS series, BARNABY JONES — for which she was nominated for both the Golden Globe and the Emmy — or as "Catwoman" in the 1966 BATMAN movie with Adam West, Lee has had starring or recurring roles in no less than nine series, ranging from the first women’s editor with Dave Garroway on the original TODAY SHOW on NBC to her three-year run as Lily on THE MUNSTERS TODAT for Universal. Some of Lee’s successful series include: TIME TUNNEL, THE NEW ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, THE F.B.I., 12 O’CLOCK HIGH, and DR. KILDARE.  Lee studied acting with the famed teacher Lee Strasburg, as well as dancing, singing, and fencing with some of the top coaches in New York. Lee’s beginnings in the entertainment industry include her first TV role – THE PHILCO TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE with Mary Astor, her first motion picture lead – THE 4-D MAN with Robert Lansing, and her first professional stage appearance – HATFUL OF RAIN with William Smithers and Lou Antonio.  In addition to portraying “Catwoman,” her noteworthy film roles include Andy Griffith’s pregnant wife in ANGEL IN MY POCKET , and Rock Hudson’s southern wife in THE UNDEFEATED. Lee “swam” with NAMU, THE KILLER WHALE and played the “man” killed by Kim Novak in THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE.  Live theatre, however, continues to be Lee’s first love. Attesting to that fact is her long association with Theatre West, a professional actors’ workshop in Hollywood.  Recent national stage credits include: the female version of THE ODD COUPLE, LAST SUMMER AT BLUE FISH COVE for which she received the Drama Logue Award for Best Actress as well as the San Francisco Critics Award, THE BUSINESS OF MURDER with Van Johnson, Sondheim’s FOLLIES with seven former Miss Americas, a national tour with Anthony Zerbe and Roy Dotrice of COUNTRY MATTERS (SEX AND SHAKESPEARE!) and most recently productions of the musicals: HELLO DOLLY; MAME; THE KING AND I with George Chakiris; I DO, I DO; A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with her husband, Marshall Borden, and the 20th Anniversary tour of Dan Goggin’s NUNSENSE with Kaye Ballard, Mimi Hines, Georgia Engel and Darlene Love.

Marcia Forbes 

 

 

Marcia Forbes hails from the beautiful island of Jamaica and started her theatre career as a performer.  After her study at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, she decided to focus her attention teaching drama at the prestigious Merl Grove High School for girls. Her directing and play writing skills soared after participating in several drama festivals. She has received many awards as an Artistic Director in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Drama, Music and Speech competitions.  She has also been successful in the International Schools’ Drama Festival and has collected several accolades for her original plays, directing and set designs.  Forbes believes in creating opportunity for raw, unharnessed talent.  She is working tirelessly to have a permanent theatre space that embraces the talents and culture of Caribbean artists and inner-city youth.