THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

Genre: Drama
by Fyodor Dostoevsky, adapted by Carolyn Fuchs, directed by Tal Aviezer

"The company is thrilled to present this powerful new dramatization of the Russian master's story of three brothers coming to terms with themselves and each other in the midst of a crossfire of greed, lust, and suspicion that seems destined to destroy their family," said Tal Aviezer, director of this production and Artistic Director of RMTG.
Open:   10/14/06
Close:   10/29/06

Schedule:
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
Theater:   Mazer Theatre
Address:   197 East Broadway
New York, NY
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Subway Info: Take the F train to East Broadway

Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 914-693-1646
Company: Red Monkey Theater         Official Web Site: www.redmonkeytheater.org
Mace Perlman Fyodor
Mace's theatrical education began with two years under Marcel Marceau in Paris. Following his studies in Humanities at Stanford University, he trained at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, where he also acted in Giorgio Strehler's productions of "Faust" and "Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters" (in the same production which featured here in NYC at the 2005 Lincoln Center Festival). This last summer, Mace played Creon in an Italian-language production of Sophocles' "Antigone," under the direction of Karin Coonrod, in Forlì, Italy. In the U.S., Mace's acting has taken him from the Pearl Theatre to Hartford Stage, and has included a number of Shakespearean roles: Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet," the Fool in "King Lear," and most recently, Claudius in Red Monkey's own production of "Hamlet." Mace's teaching, using the masks of the commedia dell'arte, has taken him from the Stella Adler Conservatory to the Williamstown Theatre Festival; and he has taught and performed at SUNY Purchase, Middlebury, Williams College, and Stanford University. Since 1999, Mace has been working to develop the Academy of Renaissance Theatre (ART), a cultural institution located in his native Greenwich, CT and comprised of a professional company of players together with a school of theatre, Romance languages, and Renaissance culture (more information at www.maceperlman.com). He is deeply grateful to the director and playwright of "The Brothers Karamazov" for the opportunity to play Dostoevsky in the theatre, and for making him feel so at home as a member of the ensemble.
Sean Grady Dmitri
Sean is thrilled to be back with RMTG, having appeared as Martin in "Hopes and Dreams" (Benefit Series 2006), Macduff in "Macbeth," Horatio in "Hamlet," Hotspur in "Henry IV," McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Mark Antony in "Julius Caesar" and Bassanio in "The Merchant of Venice." He has also appeared as Tom Patrick, Fireman in "Working" (Yorktown Stage) and Demetrius in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Piper Productions). Favorite regional credits: Matt Galloway/"The Laramie Project" (Westchester 4th Wall Players), Jim O'Connor/"The Glass Menagerie" (HMNT), Michael Wells/"Two Rooms," Ferdinand/"The Tempest" (Piper Productions), John Proctor/"The Crucible," and J.T. Wells/"The Kentucky Cycle." He is also a co-founder of The Westchester 4th Wall Players Inc. and co-produced their performance of "The Vagina Monologues" at Irvington Town Hall Theatre hosted by Meredith Vieira of ABC's "The View" to benefit My Sister's Place in White Plains, NY. Thanks to Mom and family and friends for their support and to Tal and Carrie for the opportunity. Special thanks to Jess for your love and inspiration.
Joe's previous RMTG roles include Man ("Ipheginia in Orem," Benefit Series 2006), Hal ("Henry IV"), Malcolm/Porter ("Macbeth"), a whole mess of characters ("Hamlet") and Lucius ("Julius Caesar"). He has also appeared in ACT's production of "Rehearsal for Murder." Other past roles include Ross ("Macbeth"), Boatswain/Spirit ("The Tempest"), Pedant ("Taming of the Shrew") and Theseus/Moth ("A Midsummer Night's Dream"). Other credits include "Dracula" (title role), "Godspell" (Judas/John the Baptist), "Guys and Dolls" (Nathan Detroit). Best of luck to cast and crew.
Nick Leshi Alyosha

Nick Leshi (Howie) is delighted to be in another Center Stage Playhouse production. Previous roles here have included Sammy in NEW YORK ACTOR, Grant in CAHOOTS, Lorenzo in MERCHANT OF VENICE, and Wags in MUSIC FROM A SPARKLING PLANET. His play DREAM FRAGMENTS was workshopped at Center Stage and is being prepped for a full production in Manhattan. A graduate of Fordham University, he has also performed with Red Monkey Theater Group, Darknight Productions, Level 92 Films, and others. Nick is grateful for the opportunity to be working with such a talented cast and crew. Thanks to family and friends for their continuing support, especially Juliana for providing comfort and love.

Angela Perri Grushenka

THEATER: Angela appeared as Grushenka, creating the role for the Red Monkey Theater Group's production of an original adaptation of Dosteyevsky's masterpiece "The Brothers Karamazov." Other wonderful experiences with RMTG include Nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," Portia in "Julius Caesar," Annie in a staged reading of Jeff Daniels' "Apartment 3A," and producer of their 2005 production of "Hamlet." Other credits include Barbara Allen in "Dark of the Moon" (directed by Tal Aviezer), Jackie The Giant Killer in "Dream Fragments," Sheila in "Hair," Madge in "Picnic," Susan in "Lovers and Other Strangers," Linda in "Blood Brothers" (all at Center Stage Community Playhouse), "The Time of Your Life" (Moonlight Theatre), "Puppets of Passion," "Walter," "The Bedbug," "The Three Sisters," "Extremities," "Working," "Patience," and "Ruddigore." FILM: co-star in the Indie Features "Keeper" and "The Wonder," plus starring and title roles in several short films. Recent graduate of the William Esper Studio, where studying with Joel Rooks, Suzanne Esper, and Ted Morin has been one of the greatest experiences of my life as an artist so far.  For more pictures & info, visit www.angelaperri.com

Colette D'Antona Katerina
Colette was most recently seen playing Jill in "Cadillac" for Blueberry Pond Theater Ensemble's 2005-06 Staged Reading Series, as Sally in "Out Of Bounds" (Samuel French Finalist) and as Miranda in a staged reading of "Diminished Capacity" at the Schoolhouse Theater. Regional credits include: Viola in "Twelfth Night," Ma Joad in "Grapes Of Wrath," Fairy Godmother in "Cinderella," Mariana/Mistress Overdone in "Measure For Measure," Hostess of the Garter Inn in "Merry Wives Of Windsor," Ursula in "Much Ado About Nothing," and Clara in "Shiloh Rules" (Performed US). Other New York credits include: Imogen in "Cymbeline" (RMTG), Gertrude in "Hamlet" (RMTG), Bianca in "The Taming Of The Shrew," Portia in "Julius Caesar," Diane in "Big Time," Lady Macduff/Witch in "Macbeth," and Dr. Pinch/Emilia in "Comedy Of Errors." Colette graduated from the theater program at Northwestern University and holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival/PATP. Much love to Mom, Dad, Charlie and Sam!

Peter Lillo Smerdyakov
Peter is delighted to reprise his roles for the NYC debut of "The Brothers Karamazov." He had performed in its original production last spring with RMTG as well as the group's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Some of Peter's previous roles include: "The Laramie Project" (Westchester 4th Wall Players), "The Lion in Winter" (The Moonlight Theatre), "Beyond Therapy" (English Speaking Union, NYC), and "Waiting For Godot" (Westchester 4th Wall Players). He is also a part-time playwright, a founding member of the Westchester 4th Wall Players, and has appeared in several regional commercials. For Aunt Millie.
Franco came to discover acting and theater through the art of dance. He initially began as a dancer and danced as a soloist in classical ballet in Europe. In a coincidence, he last appeared on an Off-Broadway production in the role of Gerasim Kuzmich, a comedy by Michael Frayn from the "play without a name" by the other great Russian master, Anton Chekov, called "Wild Honey." In another coincidence related to this production, he lived for a time in a Trappist Monastery. He is currently studying acting at HB Studio. He is proud to be a part of this fine acting ensemble and this production.
Alan Altschuler Paissy / Magistrate

ALAN ALTSCHULER

                 AEA/SAG-AFTRA

917-837-8317              www.alanaltschuler.com       alan@alanaltschuler.com

 

6’4”, salt/pepper hair, brown eyes

 

NYC THEATER (partial listing)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream      Oberon                        Frog and Peach Theatre Company

The Taming of the Shrew          Vincentio                     Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Two Gentlemen of Verona        Antonio/First Outlaw    Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Hamlet--all-star reading@Players Club              Player/Player King       Frog and Peach Theatre Company

Pygmalion                                           Colonel Pickering        Actors Equity Benefit @the York Theatre

Three Sisters                              Ferapont                      The Seeing Place Theater Company

Ghosts                                        Pastor Manders            Phare Play Productions

The Seagull                              Dr. Dorn                       Hesterhouse Productions

Uncle Vanya                              Serebryakov                 Recession Theater Co.

Macbeth                                    King Duncan               Impact Theater

Mrs. Warren’s Profession             Rev. Samuel Gardner              Secret Theatre/Queens Players

The Proposal/The Bear                          Chubukov/Luka           Manhattan Repertory Theatre

The Brothers Karamazov           Fr. Paissy/Magistrate    Red Monkey Theater Co.

Refrigerator Mother                    Dr. Bruno Bettelheim  Columbia University production

Natural Causes                           Daniel                                      Pulse Ensemble Theatre

Tea-Time Sacrifice                   Bertrand Chesterfield  2010 Hip Festival

Lick the Boot                             Frank Powell                2009 Vignettes for the Apocalypse Festival

Pants on Fire                             Dan/John/Pete                         Phare Play Productions

Out of the Flames                      McKenzie                    Midtown International Theatre Festival

The Emergency Meeting           Jack Miller                   2007 8-Minute Madness Festival

Trojan Women, A Love Story               Talthybius/Eddie          Michael Howard Studios (full production)

 

TELEVISION/NEW MEDIA

Law & Order: SVU                      Principal role               NBC/Universal(Episode: “Solitary”)

The Onion News Network           Principal role               The Onion

 

FILM

Performance: Celebration of Despair    Lead                            Jakob Abrams, Director

Off Hour (with Adrian Grenier)            Lead                           Daniel Frei, Director

See Saw                                    Supporting                   Tom Muschamp, Director

Fake                                           Supporting                   Greg Friedle, Director

Early Release                            Lead                            Tom Balsamides, Director

Jeremy’s Ghost                           Supporting                   Sonya Goddy, Director

The Parker Case                        Lead                            Jean Sotelo, Director

Saving Grace                            Supporting                   Junior Powell, Director

 

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL:  Available on request

 

TRAINING and EDUCATION:

Graduate of One-Year Acting Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios

Scene Study: Larry Singer; Alan Gordon

Shakespeare Training:

      Shakespeare & Co.:  One-month intensive; First Folio, Rhetoric & Gender Workshops; NYC Intensive

Patsy Rodenburg;  Elizabeth Swain

Improvisation: Upright Citizen’s Brigade

Film/TV Classes:  Pat McCorkle; Jonathan Strauss; Kim Miscia; Kimberly Hope; J. Max Sullivan

Singing:  Ron Shetler

 

BA,    Cornell University

MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Singing (Baritone), Teleprompter skills, Golfer, Tennis Player, Conversational Spanish, Dialects (British, Southern US, Eastern European and others on request)

Previous career in investments/finance, most recently as CFO of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

 

John Faye Muisov / Investigator
John is pleased to be making his return to RMTG, having previously appeared as Warwick in "Henry IV," Polonius in "Hamlet," Duncan in "Macbeth" and Hawk in "Hopes and Dreams" (Benefit Series 2006). John has appeared as Simon Stimpson in The Fort Hill Players' production of "Our Town." He has also been featured as Jake in Neil Simon's "Jake's Women," and in a variety of productions throughout Westchester and Fairfield counties. He sends his thanks to the cast and crew for the wonderful time, to his friends for their support, and especially to his family, Lorraine, Dana and Sean, who make it all possible.

Michael Prettyman The Visitor
Michael is a painter and sculptor who is glad to be back on stage. He previously appeared for RMTG as Worchester ("Henry IV") and Turkel ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"). He has also played Danny in "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" and appeared in "Look Back in Anger" and many staged readings. He would like to thank Allison, Carrie and Tal for their support and patience.

Brendan Whitney Rakitin
Brendan grew up in Northern New York, where he graduated from high school and attended SUNY Potsdam, majoring in Theater with a minor in Acting. In 1997 he attended the United Stuntmen's Association workshop in Seattle, Washington. From there he moved to Las Vegas where he was involved with several community theater groups and performed in many shows. While in Las Vegas he also did commercial work. He is happy to be involved with The Red Monkey Theater Group and working with such professional and talented individuals.
Ze'ev Aviezer Grigory / Pyotr Illych
Ze'ev Aviezer is, literally, a child of the theater, spending much of his childhood years in his aunt's ballet studio and helping his actor/singer uncle practice his lines. The family's theatrical tradition is being carried on by his son, Tal Aviezer, and by his daughter Danielle, who recently received her BFA in dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ze'ev studied acting with Mr. Bram Lewis, the Creative Director of the Phoenix Theater at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center. He is also a writer of short stories, some of which were published by the Amherst Review and in the e-zine The Acadian. Ze'ev would like to thank Tal for giving him the opportunity to return to the stage, having previously appeared as Martini in the Red Monkey Theater Group's production of "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."

Christy has trained with Class Act Studios in White Plains, Gary Austen workshops and Chicago City Limits, both in NYC. She has appeared as an extra in "Third Watch," "Johnny Zero," and Showtime's "Hate." Her theatre credit comes from the ACT's production of "California Suite." Christy has also appeared as the female lead in the NYU short film "MOVE," and has done some extra work in films, most recently "The Manchurian Candidate." When not pursuing her acting career, she spends her time writing. Her screenplay and short film are completed and she is now working on publishing her poetry and short stories. Christy would like to take the opportunity to thank Tal and Carrie for giving her the opportunity to work with RMTG.