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Zina Anaplioti  |  Actor

Zina Anaplioti-Wilde is happy to be back at Theater for the New City. She was last seen here as the Rumanian Gypsy in Barbara Kahn's Walking from Rumania. She has worked extensively with the International WOW Company and Academy Award nominee Josh Fox. She has worked at the Ohio Theater, PS 122, The Wild Project, Clemente Soto Valez and others. Regionally she has worked at the Georgestreet Playhouse in NJ where she portrayed Jack Klugman's granddaughter. Zina has also appeared at the Edinburg and Dublin Fringe Festival. ...Continued

Nate Steinwachs  |  Actor

Nate Steinwachs is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC ('04).

He has years of NYC film, theater and improv experience.

He served in the US Army.

He is a marathon and ultramarathon runner.

 Jody Bell  |  
JODY BELL (Annie) has appeared as Lana in Triange (The Players Theatre, NYC) and Liza Minnelli in That's Life! (!The Krane Theatre, NYC), Maria in West Side Story, Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Anne in La Cage Aux Folles, Lisel in The Sound of Music, and Marie in Berlin to Broadway. She is a graduated from the University of the Pacific, with a BA in musical theatre....Continued
 Dave Benger  |  Actor
DAVID BENGER (Scott) Recent credits include Hershel Weinberger in Gemini and Tommy in Ah, Wilderness! ( Heights Players, Brooklyn). Dave has a principal supporting role in the feature film, The Squid and the Whale and played a lead role in the independent short film Goyta, now showing at the Cannes Film Festival. His commercial credits include Nike, Radio Disney, and Spike TV....Continued
 Arthur Brown  |  Actor
ARTHUR BROWN* (Eddie) has been a professional NY Actor since the age of 12. Favorite roles include Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls, Don Pedro in Much Ado about Nothing, and Nick in The Time of Your Life. Film credits include Origami Death Match, in which he was a co-star. He has appeared in the films The Devil Wears Prada and Bonfire of the Vanities and on television in One Life to Live, As the World Turns, Rescue Me and Who wants to be a millionaire? Arthur has also worked for many years as a comedian, lyricist and puppeteer....Continued
 Richard Bryson  |  Actor
RICHARD BRYSON (Manny) Previous roles include Officer Barrel in Urinetown, Captain Walker in Tommy, Macheath in Threepenny Opera and Cliff in Cabaret.
 Mickey Corporon  |  Actor
MICKEY CORPORON (Dave) has appeared as Ricky in Sticks and Stones, Aladdin in Aladdin Lenny in Rumors and Little Harp in The Robber Bridegroom. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
 Lizzie Czerner  |  Actress
LIZZIE CZERNER (Barbara) wrote two one-woman shows, I Am Not a Pez Dispenser, and Beyond This Point There Be Dragons, which she performed in venues around Manhattan. She was part of Faulty Logic, a sketch comedy troupe whose shows ran for three years at the St. Mark's Theatre. As a member of the Michael Chekhov Theatre Company, she recently performed in Happy Hour. Lizzie and is thrilled to be back at Theatre for the New City, where she previously appeared in The Moon in a River Without Reason. Lizzie studied theatre at Sarah Lawrence College and received a Masters from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Performance Studies program....Continued
 James Martinelli  |  Actor

JAMES MARTINELLI (Jerry) Acting credits include Tulsa in Gypsy and Jacqoet in Carnival at the Heights Players, Eddie in Funny girl, and Wilber in Charlotte's Web.

 Theresa Marinelli  |  Actress
THERESA MARINELLI (Linda) has performed as Louise in Gypsy and Maria in The Sound of Music. With the American Musical Theatre, she played Edith in The Pirates of Penzance and Sally in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Theresa was a featured singer in the Diocesan Guild Theatre's production of Annie.
Heather Meagher  |  Actress

Heather Meagher was last seen as Catherine in the Rockaway Theatre Company's production of Proof. Other recent roles include Anne in A Little Night Music (St. Jean's Players), Raina in Arms and the Man (Foolish Mortals Productions), Kathy/Jeanie in In the Schoolyard (Theater for the New City), Mary Miles Minter in Murder Uncensored (Wings Theatre), Rahab in Walls Came Tumbling Down (Makor Arts Festival), Anne in A Little Night Music, Molly in Jake's Women, and Julie in Pack of Lies (Paper Moon Players), and Dull Gret/Angie in Topgirls (Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin). ...Continued

 Jackie Savage  |  Actress
JACQUELINE SAVAGE (Mrs. Rivera) As a member of the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp, Jackie has performed in Guys and Dolls (Adelaide) and Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). In the Schoolyard is Jackie's off-off-Broadway debut.
Jimmy Moon  |  Actor
Jimmy Moon (Larry) NY stage: Paul in Mother Me Therapy at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Gov. Hodge in How at the Dramatist's Guild. Other favorite roles: Father in Ragtime, Amos Hart in Chicago, Luther Billis in South Pacific, Uncle Max in The Sound of Music, Paul in Carnival and Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles. Favorite dance roles: Herr Drosselmeyer, Count Silberhaus, Rat King and Chinese Tea in The Nutcracker, Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream....Continued
Jonathan Craig  |  Actor

Jonathan Craig (Adam) has appeared in nearly 50 stage productions between New York City and Connecticut. He was last seen as Theseus in Tuckaberry Productions' A Midsummer Night's Dream in Brooklyn. A graduate of Iona College's English and Theater Departments, Jonathan trained at the Actors Studio MFA Program at the New School, and studied Shakespeare with Louis Burke at the Stratford Festival Theater in CT. Some past credits include: Noises Off (as Tim, Playhouse on the Green, CT), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius, directed by Louis Burke), Twelfth Night (Sebastian and Malvolio), Visiting Mr. ...Continued

Bill Bria  |  Actor

Bill Bria hails from Ann Arbor, MI and got his BA in the Visual and Performing Arts from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Bill also spent a semester studying in London at the British American Drama Academy. His most recent projects include Broadhollow Theater's production of The Woman In Black, Haberdasher Theatre's production of Arnold Schulman's Lost, and a handful of shows with sketch group American Candy. ...Continued

Nora Vetter  |  Director

Nora is truly honored that ArtEffects Theatre Company chose to produce a night of her short plays. Previously her short plays have been produced by the Shelterbelt Theatre and Phare Play Productions (they also produced her first full length play, "Call Waiting" last spring).   Her writing also provided the opportunity to participate in the inaugural year of The Great Plains Theater Conference with Edward Albee.  Thanks to the cast and crew of "Almost Olive Juice" for bringing the words on the page to life! Find out more about Nora's writing, acting and directing at<...Continued

Al Miro  |  Actor

Al Miro was recently seen on stage…or rather in a parking lot in Henry V, for Shakespeare in the Parkinglot. Other Credits include: Angelo in Measure for Measure, The Cherry Orchard, (Circle in the Square PW), Daddy Issues (Phare Play). Tony and Tina's Wedding (Hoarse Raven Theatre), Into the Woods, The Seagull, The Actor's Nightmare (Exit 22). TV: "Intelligence" (CBC), "Alice, I Think" (Comedy Network)....Continued

Oliver Thrun  |  Author

Oliver Thrun received his BA Degree in Theatre/Dance from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His play, Adam of the Apes, will be produced this fall by Haberdasher Theatre as part of their current season and he will be playing Sasha in the Village Light Opera Group's production of Fiddler on the Roof in May. He is a resident actor/writer at Theater for the New City and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.<...Continued

Dani Suder  |  Actor

Dani Suder TNC credits: Lizzy Strata in Phallic Fables, Krystals in Collapsing Unvierse ( a musical), Buddie's Mother in The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggily, Bloolips in A Month in the Cafe, as well as TNC's 2007 Street Theater production, Buckle My Shoe. Other theater credits: The Greedy Queen in Rumple Who at 13th Street Rep, Tansy in The Nerd, and St. Bernadette in The Saint Plays. Dani will appear in her film debut, Playing Doctor, (Jazzmyn Banks, 2009). She has recently been featured in several NYU and NYFA student film projects. Dani holds a BFA in Acting from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. ...Continued

Aimee Todoroff  |  Actress

Aimee Todoroff is an Obie Award winning actress from Dayton, OH. She has been lucky enough to work in both film and television, and has performed in theatre all over the East Coast. As a director, Aimee has been very active in New York's off-off Broadway scene, having had productions mounted at such venues as Wings Theatre, the American Theatre for Actors, and The Sidewalk Cafe. In what little free time she has, Aimee indulges her secret obsession by running, a blog dedicated to the best and worst bathrooms in New York City. ...Continued

Ashleigh Awusie  |  Actress

Ashleigh Awusie found her way into performing arts at the age of four as a dancer, and soon there after an actress and singer. "My craft is my playground," Ashleigh says. Theater credits include the role of Mama in an Off- Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, Shakespeare in the Park with the Public Theater, and Jenny of the Morgue at NYU. Film credits include American Gangster and the independent film, Bad Men. Ashleigh recently finished a summer tour of It's the Economy Stupid with Theater for the New City. ...Continued

Matt Gerathy  |  Actor

Since 2002, Matthew Gerathy has worked in Australia with Campbelltown Railway Street Theatre(2002), the Illegally Parked Vehicle Company (2002-2004), Theatre Nepean (2002-2005) and the Circle in the Square Company. He has also worked with the Australian Television Film and Radio School on several short film and feature film length productions. In 2004 he received his Bachelors of Acting in Sydney, Australia. This is Matt's first appearance in New York.<...Continued

David (Zen) Mansley  |  Actor

David Mansley (Elder) has appeared in well over a hundred plays and has also carved out a niche as a voice over artist for cartoons.
Favorite stage roles include: Claudius, King of Denmark in HAMLET, Preacher Haggler in DARK OF THE MOON, Maillard in THE SYSTEM OF Dr. TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER, Ali Alligator in UNCLE WIGGLY and, most recently, "Hell Oil" in TNC's annual Street Theater. He has also played the role of Macbeth on both coasts. He is listed in Wikipedia for his voice work on the cartoon show TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and also plays multiple characters on the network series CHAOTIC and SPEED RACER - THE NEXT GENERATION. ...Continued

Christopher Ben Comeaux  |  Actor

Christopher Ben Comeaux - Originally from south Louisiana, favorite past credits include: The Rocky Horror Show (Eddie/Dr. Scott), Guys and Dolls (Rusty Charlie), Carousel (Heavenly Friend), The Distance From Here (Boy), The Dresser (Albany), Sister Mary Ignatius… (Thomas), Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (Joe), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Thanks to God for a passion, Barbara and Robert for casting him, and to the entire cast for being awesome! Contact and Like him at www.facebook.c...Continued

Benjamin Davis  |  Actor

Benjamin Davis is a New York/New Jersey area actor with experience in both children's and classical theatre.  Ben has toured with Playmakers (Sir Loopy Guy; Florida Studio Theatre), where he helped to inspire creative writing in over 20,000 children throughout the state of Florida. He has also performed in Romeo and Juliet (Paris; Pax Amicus Theatre) and Story Theater (Fisherman; Holmdel Theatre Co.) In New York City, he was last seen in Line (Stephen; 13th Street Repertory Co.). ...Continued

Claire Epstein  |  Actress

Claire Epstein is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Circle in the Square Theatre School.  Favorite roles include: Estelle in No Exit (13th Street Repertory), Isabella in Measure for Measure (Secret Theatre), Kathleen in Harry and Pep (LAByrinth Theatre Co.), Tricia in Dog Sees God (Studio Theatre, DC).  She can also be seen in national print ads for Amtrak. For more: www.claireepsteinactor.c...Continued

Robert Gonzales Jr.  |  Actor

Robert Gonzales Jr., a native Texan, moved to New York City in 2002 and since that time, he has been very fortunate to been performing almost non-stop in New York City and New Jersey. Robert is a singer (trained in musical theater, legit and opera), actor, dancer, director, choreographer and music director.  Robert performed Off-Broadway in Fools in Love in the starring role of Puck and created the role of Caliban for the Off-Broadway production of Tempest Tossed Fools, both shows produced by Millennium Talent Group.&...Continued

Gusta Johnson  |  Actress

Gusta Johnson is honored to be working with Barbara Kahn for a second time, having previously appeared in her play Birds on Fire. She was most recently seen in Untitled Theater Company #61's production of Pangs of the Messiah. Her other New York credits includeThe Servant of Two MastersThe Hunting of the Snark, and The Princess and the Frog. Gusta is also a classically trained singer, having studied at USC’s Thornton School of Music. She sends thanks to the cast and crew and love to her family. Website: Continued

 Arthur Abrams  |  Author

Arthur Abrams Theatrical scores include The Iron Heel based on a novel by Jack London, book and lyrics by Elizbeth Ruf-Maldonado; Ludlow and Broome, book and lyrics by Ruthy Rosen; The Further Adventures of Uncle Wiggily: the Windblown Visitors, book and lyrics by Laurel Hessing, Abstinence and Lincoln Plaza book and lyrics by Tom Attea; The Golden Bear and Sketching Utopia, book and lyrics by Laurel Hessing, directed by Crystal Field; Master and Margarita from a novel by Bulgakov, adapted by Jean Claude van Itallie, directed by David Willinger; The Open G...Continued