Well Urned Productions

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Gregory Cilmi  |  Actor, Director, Producer, Costumes, Sound, Stage Mgr, Set Design, Artistic Director, Lighting
Gregory Cilmi is the founder and Artistic Director of Well Urned Productions, a Not-For-Profit Theatrical Production and Services company serving the Tri-State area and beyond. Through his company, he has frequently held the titles of Producer and Director of Off Broadway Productions.

Gregory is a member of Actor's Equity Association and has performed both on Stage and in Film. An accomplished singer, Gregory has a terrific baritone/tenor range, and has performed in the US and Internationally. As a visual artist, Gregory has designed and built numerous sets for theaters around NY and NJ, both for Equity and Non-Equity productions....Continued

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Susan Mirwis  |  Actress
Susan performs theatre and cabaret throughout the tri-state area. In NYC, she has performed at the American Theatre of Actors, the American Jewish Theatre and with the TSI Playtime Series. She has appeared in summerstock and regional theatre, with the Westchester Broadway Theatre, Yorktown Stage, Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center and in a production of one of her favorite musicals, Closer Than Ever, with the Hudson Theatre Ensemble in Hoboken, NJ. She has recorded a children's CD which has aired on radio stations throughout the country. Susan has trained at the Gene Frankel Theatre and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. ...Continued
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Elizabeth Yocam  |  Actress
Elizabeth was most recently seen playing Walker in Helix 999 at The Looking Glass Theatre. Before that, she spent her second season touring with the New England Shakespeare Festival where she played Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Favorite NYC credits include Uncle Vanya (Sonya) and The Winter's Tale (Emilia) with Sonnet Repertory Theatre and King Lear (Regan) at the Waterloo Bridge Playhouse. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Michael Howard Studios' One-Year Conservatory Program and holds a B.A. in Theatre from Connecticut College....Continued
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Gerry Kirschbaum  |  Actor
Gerry has done a considerable amount of stage work with several theater groups, including: Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Diary of Anne Frank and Witness for the Prosecution (ATC Studios), Over the River and Through the Woods (Nutley Little Theatre), All in the Timing (W. Orange Theater Under the Stars), Fools (Studio Players; Perry award nomination) and about 25 others. Independent film credits include The Haunting of Danbury House (Goldcastle Productions) and Requiem for a Vampire (Orrichio Films). He has also done commercials, industrials and print ads. His training was at Action Theatre Conservatory in Clifton, NJ....Continued
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Roy Aialon  |  Actor
Born and raised in Israel, Roy started his career as an actor at the age of 10 in a small local theatre. Before pursuing his studies at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, he wrote and performed several plays and TV shows back in Israel. Roy has performed at venues throughout Israel, New York and South America. Recent New York credits include: Desert Sunrise, Beautiful World, The Trial, and Orlando in Love....Continued
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David R King  |  Actor
David is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and moved to the City last fall to pursue his ambition in acting. His most recent role was as Phil in the Wow Café's production of A Love like Damien's. David loves traveling and has spent time touring the southeast with a children's theatre tour, as well as backpacking through Europe. David graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a BA in Theatre in the spring of 2005....Continued
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Alice Starr Mcfarland  |  Actress
Alice was most recently seen in The Memo by Vaclav Havel at the Ohio Theater. She recently completed her MFA in Acting at Brooklyn College. There she performed in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams, Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, and The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. Look for her in April 2007 as Charlotte in Charlotte's Web with Sundog Theatre. www.alicestarrmcfarland.c...Continued
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Dan Zimmerman  |  Actor
Formerly a Los Angeles, CA resident, Dan will be making his NYC acting premiere with Six Degrees.... LA Credits include 2 years as Screech in Saved by the Parody: A Musical Parody of Saved by the Bell. Community theatre credits boast such roles as Baby John in West Side Story and The Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
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Christie Oakes  |  Actress
Christie has been seen in many musicals, plays, and even a few films. Her major accomplishment was winning the 2004 Perry Award Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Marion in The Music Man. Films and TV include Hearth and Home by Home Cookin' Productions in which she played the lead Kelly. She is also an active member of the NYC film company Hit & Run Movie Productions and is scheduled to play Gina in The Last Letter to Daphne. She can also be seen in Marci X and Sex and the City. Known for her Lyric Soprano voice, Christie has been classically trained in voice by both with Lauran Corson in NJ and Alan Seale in NYC. ...Continued
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Sobruna Vastey  |  Actress
Sobruna Vastey (Rhoda): Sobruna is an 18 year old graduate of Orange High School. She has shown great leadership in the arts and is well rounded in performing. Sobruna was the publicist of the singing group Voices in Harmony. She has been the stage manager for two well known productions at her school which were Deamigirls and Fame. Her knowledge of stage managing got her the position of head stage manger for all the shows throughout her high school years. She has been acting and dancing for four years and has grown to love it. She has appeared in A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Craticht) The Dining Room (Double Cast) and was a Dancer in Fame. ...Continued
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Jessica Brown  |  Actress
Jessica Brown (Lillian): is fifteen and is going into her sophomore year at Pascack Valley High School. She has been in love with the stage since first grade when she performed in her first show. She has participated in the Garage Theatre Group for nine years and has been doing her school shows since elementary school. This will be her 22nd show overall. In the past year she has participated in many shows including A Little Princess as Mrs. Carmichael, Sweeney Todd as a soloist, and Sweet Charity as Carmen. ...Continued
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Marquis Tyree  |  Actor
Marquis Tyree (Carlos): is a 17 year old Senior in Orange High School. He has a very strong passion for the performing arts, and hopes to become a professional film actor. He had the privilege of performing in two of his high school productions as Bob Cratchit (Scrooge) and in the student ensemble (Fame). Marquis plans to take his passion to the next level by performing in college in a very competitive drama program in the fall of 2009. "Success is measured by how far you take your dreams."...Continued
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Makkedah Lichon Miller  |  Actress
Makkedah Miller (Lillie Mae): is a sixteen year old soon to be junior and attends Orange High school.She enjoys acting, singing, dancing, reading, writing, drawing, and hopes to be a performer on Broadway, a singer, an actress, or a director/choreographer.

Her previous productions include Scrooge, where she played Belle, The laundress, and Harriet Cratchet. She sings in her church choir, and is a liturgical dancer in her church as well. She has performed with Ms. Tosha Brown, with her dance class in school, and plans to try out for American Idol on the Nineteenth of August. "Life is what you make it. ...Continued

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Terrill Braswell  |  Actor

Terrill is a 17 year old junior at Orange High School where he is currently studying the performing arts. Terrill started performing in the first grade when he starred as Martin Luther King Jr. in a Martin Luther King Jr. play. He then continued to do plays like Hamlet where he played Hamlet Sr.(the ghost). And later in Scene Night where he played various characters in 2006. After Freshmen year of high school Terrill joined the drama club and began to do productions like Scrooge in which he played The Narrator and then in Fame as Mr. Myers. ...Continued

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Katarina Spungen  |  Actress
Katarina Spungen (Catherine): is thrilled to be joining Well Urned Productions for The Me Nobody Knows. She has performed in school as Asaka (Once on This Island), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet at Verona High), and Victoria Joy (Cabin Fever). She has been a member of the Youth Conservatory at the Garage Theatre Group for two years, performing in such roles as Tweedle Dee (Wonderland!), the Queen and the Bear (Cinderella), and Nickie (Sweet Charity). She will attend Ridgewood High School as a sophomore in the fall, and plans to participate in the marching band under the direction of James Garde. She would like to thank Ms. Rizzo, Mr. Cilmi, Ms. ...Continued
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Sherlita Marlo McCann  |  Actress
Sherlita Marlo McCann (Melba): is currently a senior at Orange High School, and plans to attend higher education after graduating in 2009. She has been performing for quite some time, and was about six when she was featured in Handell's Messiah. She has also played Duffy (Annie), and Erzulie (Once on this Island). Most recently, she had performed as Sarah (Guys and Dolls), Mrs. Cratchit (Scrooge), Lambchops (Fame), and Amahl (Amahl and the Night Visitors). Her hobies include praise dance, basketball, singing acting, and drawing. ...Continued
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Yusef Ali Harris  |  Actor
Yusef Ali-Harris (Lloyd): is attending Essex County College in the fall then transferring in the spring of 2010 to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University to further pursue his acting career. He has performed in such shows as Fame (Nick), Scrooge (Fred) and Mamma Why (Tyrone).He was actively involved in Voices in Harmony, The OHS Drama Club, and The Orange Dance Academy under the direction of Ms.Tosha Brown where he performed in the Spring Dance Concert to rave reviews. He enjoys extreme sports and modeling as a hobby. He is looking forward to studying psychology in college as well and seeing what makes artist brains tick. ...Continued
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Ode G.  |  Actor
Ode G. (Donald): is a seventeen year old Senior at Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He is a hip-hop artist and a songwriter. He hopes to take the hip-hop world by storm. He has performed in such plays as Guys and Dolls (Nathan), and performed at the OHS Grammy show. He is a lover of basketball and swimming in his free time, whenever he isn't flirting with the ladies. "The man who always has the right words to say is silent most of the time."...Continued
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Davon Tariq Diehl  |  Actor
Davon Tariq Diehl (Clorox): is an 18 year old who recently graduated from high school. He asprires to one day become a chef and own his restaurant. He also invisions starting a non-profit organization that funds healthy food to urban city school districts. He first began acting by accident; he was asked to play Fezziwig (Scrooge) by his Drama teacher Ms. Rizzo and became addicted. He went on in the same school year to play Schlomo (FAME) in his high school musical. He also is a former band memeber(cymbols), chorus member(tenor/bass), and dance member (dance ensemble). ...Continued
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Blair Stafford  |  Actor
Blair Stafford (William): is a 14 year old student who will be attending Hillside High School, in Hillside, NJ. He has performed in a couple plays in school, and is happy to be a part of this production. A regular day for him is going out with friends or playing video games... unless he is doing something real important. "Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you."...Continued
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Regina Shields  |  Actress
Regina Shields (Nell): is a seventeen year old senior attending Orange High School, where she is currently studying acting. She has been a family and church performer since birth, including singing, reading poetry, and dancing. She has starred in the play Guys and Dolls Jr. as Adalaide. She plans to go to college and major in theater to pursue a career in the arts. "If you believe it, you can achieve it; but if you doubt it, you'll be without it."...Continued
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Le'andrea Johnson  |  Actress
Le'Andrea Johnson (Loopy / Lillie Mae Understudy): is an incoming sophomore at Orange High School. She is a 15 year old honors student and has a strong passion for the performing arts. She has played the lead role of Dorothy in "The Wiz", and the part of Violet Beauraguard in "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." She was a dancer in "Fame! The Musical", the Christmas production "A Joyful Celebration", and the Easter production "Even So Come." Not only has Le'Andrea danced in productions, she has even performed with Rev. Eyesha Marabel at Times Square in New York....Continued
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Ritchel Awoyera  |  Actress
Ritchel Awoyera (Ritchel / Rhoda understudy): is beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing production company. A sophomore in high school she is the oldest of four children with three younger brothers. She has been in Annie as an orphan, Martha and the Vandals as a Vandal singer, Christ Apostolic Church Choir and the Purpose. She hopes to become a singing pediatrician. Thank you to Ms, Rizzo and the company for all their hard work....Continued
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Michael Smith  |  Actor
Michael Smith (Da'Sean): is a 14 year old student who will be attending 9th grade in September. He has performed in many youth plays in school. Michael previously attended Rafael Hernandez Middle School in Newark, NJ and mostly gets B's and C's. This is Michael's first Manhattan production. He has worked hard and is proud of his accomplishments....Continued
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Victor Anderson  |  Actor
Victor L. Anderson Jr. (Vic / Clorox Understudy): Victor is a 17 year old senior at Orange High School and an active member of the drama club. He is very proud to join Well Urned Productions to present The Me nobody Knows. He has ten years of performing experience and has been in involved in numerous amounts of plays, musicals and One Act plays. After high school Victor will like to move to New York or California to pursue drama and business. He aspires to be the "Next Big Thing". His best talent is acting because it helps him express different emotions. It's his favorite thing to do! Some of the shows that he has starred in were, Dreamgirls (C.C.)...Continued
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Laura A. Rizzo  |  Director
Having graduated from Bard College with a degree in Drama/Dance and from NYU with a masters degree in Educational Theater, Laura is an award winning youth theater choreographer and director. She is a NJ certified speech arts and dramatics teacher and a NJ certified dance teacher.She has taught in both the public and private sectors for over twenty years. She has performed both on and off Broadway and has danced professionally with several dance companies in New York including a world tour with the American Catskills Dance Theater promoting Broadway Cares. ...Continued
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Carrie Nagy  |  Choreographer
Carrie has over 20 years experience in dance and 8 years experience as a licensed cosmetologist/hair designer. A fashion model since the age of 15, (working in runway/print and commercial; including Guess, Farouk and Paul Mitchell), Carrie delivers a new and exciting energy to our team! Her dance education includes training with Lainie Munro, Brian Green, Bev B., Rhapsody, and "So you Think you can Dance" Judges Wade Robson and Brian Friedman at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and with the BLADE Dance Academy, NYC. ...Continued
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Abigail Lumsden  |  Keyboard
Abigail Lumsden embraced music as a way of life starting at age three. Her instruments of choice have always been piano, singing, violin and viola - which expresses both her classical and improvisational sides. She graduated with honors in piano and conducting from two Conservatoria in the Netherlands. She has taught and performed music in the U.S. and Europe all her adult life. ...Continued
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