JOHN PALLOTTA

Genre: Actor
John Pallotta

John Pallotta (Playwright) Born and raised in the New York City, John has been a professional actor for over 20 years. He has amassed almost 200 professional acting credits, both theatre and film. He was best known as the lovable DOLAN for 6 yrs in the longest running show in New York "LINE". Some of his favorite Off and Off Off Broadway credits include: VEGAS (his first play) that was work shopped at The Lambs Theatre in NYC. Jacob Marley in Sandra Nordgren's critically acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol; Quasimodo in The Hunch Back of Notre Dame (Tour); John Merrick in The Elephant Man; Norman Bulansky in The Boys Next Door; Molina in Kiss of the Spiderwoman; Joey Delaney in Man Enough; Bickham in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie; Felix Turner (understudy) in The Normal Heart; Torch in Beirut; Clark Davis in Short Eyes; Willis in Split Second, Teddy in Cuba and His Teddy Bear. And a psychopathic serial killer (Archie) in the one-man play, "So I Killed A Few People." He has studied with truly wonderful teachers such as William Hickey Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Earl Hyman, Salem Ludwig and Anne Jackson. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Group II Theatre Productions.

He has been a Finalist as well as a Professional Observer at The Actors Studio in NYC. As a playwright he has written 15 plays and one screenplay, which was optioned for film. : His most recent play, Jane Ho closed with outstanding reviews in Union City NJ and will open on Theatre Row in October 2005. His plays have been produced/work shopped / read at various theatre's, such as: Vegas his first play at The Lamb's Theatre. Beyond The Palisades, which starred Emmy Award winner, Jenn Jiles (P.C. II Theatre). And "HOW I KILLED MY ROOMMATE...and got away with it", which seemed as though it ran forever. Other works at, The Pantheon, The Producers Club, The 13th Street Rep., The Mint Theatre The Toledo Repertory Theatre, The Rhodes Theatre in Los Angeles and the Malibu Theatre in CA., The Dramatist Guild of America as well as The Hudson Exploited Theatre Company in Union City NJ, which just produced Jane Ho. And one reading aboard an AMTRAK train when it broke down outside of Cattlesburg KY on a cold winter night in 1999. Two new plays will be read in the month's ahead, "When I was Black" and "So you wanna be in pictures...Day In the life of a porn star" John can also be see in an upcoming episode of Law and Order Trial by Jury. And as of May 4th he is up for the role of Peter Gotti in an up coming film entitled: THE GOTTI'S.
About the Company: The Hudson Exploited Theater Co. Inc.
Hudson Exploited Theater Company (HExTC): Is a NJ based theater company that produces on both sides of the Hudson River. HExTC is in residency at the historic Park Theater in Union City and perform at various venues in NYC. HExTC is committed to expanding the notion of what is "American" and to presenting the works of artists that reflect the variety of experiences, backgrounds, races, and cultures that make up the American landscape. HExTC seeks to produce new plays as well as inspired productions of modern classics. HExTC has received numerous awards over the years including a Best of the Fest and OOBR Award for its presentation of Tom Sleigh’s RUBBER. Dismiss All the Poets by Adrian Rodriguez received a NYC Fringe Festival Excellence Award for Direction. Most recently, HExTC’s production of Martinez by Leopoldo Hernandez received an HOLA award for outstanding male performer. For more information about HExTC and its members visit their website at www.hextc.org.

Company: The Hudson Exploited Theater Co. Inc.         Official Web Site: www.group2theatre.com