Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 2pm
Theater: Mazer Theatre
Address: 197 East Broadway
New York, NY
Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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Mace Perlman FyodorMace'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 DmitriSean 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 Laureiro IvanJoe'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 KaterinaColette 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 SmerdyakovPeter 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 Pistritto ZosimaFranco 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
917-837-8317 www.alanaltschuler.com email@example.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)
Law & Order: SVU Principal role NBC/Universal(Episode: “Solitary”)
The Onion News Network Principal role The Onion
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 & 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 / InvestigatorJohn 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 VisitorMichael 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 RakitinBrendan 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 IllychZe'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 Cuomo FenyaChristy 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.