SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH

Genre: Drama
by TENNESSE WILLIAMS

The story of a drifter, Chance Wayne, who returns to his home town with a faded movie star, Princess Kosmonopolis, hoping she will be the source of re-uniting him with his childhood sweetheart, Heavenly Finley. Chance has no idea that his past actions have damaged Heavenly's life or that her Mayor father has sworn out an edict on him.

Starring Joanna Bayless and Eric Williams.

Preview:   02/15/07
Open:   02/17/07
Close:   03/18/07

Schedule:
Thursday at 8 P.M, Friday at 8 P.M., Saturday at 8 P.M., Sunday at 3 P.M.
Theater:   T. Schreiber Studio Theatre
Address:   151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Cost:$ 20
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Joanna Bayless Alexandra Del Lago
Joanna is returning from semi-retirement to perform this special role. She has been on Broadway, Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Regional, Summer Stock, Dinner Theatre, etc. She has performed in over 80 ingenue roles including such special parts as Lizzie in "The Rainmaker", Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "the Girl" in "The Seven Year Itch" and Gwendolyn in "The Importance of Being Earnest" to mention just a few.

She has worked with names such as Edward Norton and Myrna Loy, and in her mature years had roles as Madame Arkadina in Chekov's "The Seagull", Amelia in Edward Albee's "The Ballad of the Sad Café", Ranyevskaya in Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" and Meg in Sam Shepard's "Lie of the Mind".

During my "retirement" I traveled to 32 foreign countries. Some of the more exotic include Tibet, Myanmar and Easter Island.

I have studied Shakespeare with "the" B. Iden Payne. Scene study with Wynn Handman. Master classes with Terry Schreiber, Betty Buckley and comedy with Julie Halston. Private coaching with Alice Spivak and film study with Penny Templeton. During my brief time in L.A. I studied with Roy London.

At various times I was represented by the Willaim Morris Agency and Ann Wright Representation.

Stage highlights include title role in Ponce, The Storm Cellar (Zeke), Murder of Maria Marten (William). Films include W.Bros.'s Mad City (starring Dustin Hoffman), Oil and Water, leading roles in upcoming To Hell with Philly and White Light. His comedy, Holly Jolly, was recently chosen to be screened at NYU's Sights and Sounds Festival in spring, 2007. Acting teachers include Jennifer Hayes, Ian James, Terry Schreiber, Peter Miner and Julie Halston. Member of T. Schreiber Studio since April, 2006. Studied acting at Juilliard and received a degree in music there. Has composed/conducted music for short films and documentaries; his CD, Area 31, received a Grammy Award Nomination. His son, Alessandro Aibel, 8, acted in Native Stone at The Gloria Maddox Theatre this season and has starred in a number of short films.
Ed Avila was last seen on stage with The Malverne Players in the off-off Broadway production of Joan's Voices at the Medicine Show Theater. Past theatre credits include The House of Blue Leaves at the Gloria Maddox Theater and the 2004 Fringe Festival production of We Are Burning. Film credits include Maya's Soul, Last Rites of the Dead, Manhattanites, Street Revenge, Eat Your Heart Out, and the ‘Che' Guevara Bio-Epic Guerrilla to be released in 2008. On television, Ed has appeared on MTV2's extreme sketch comedy show Stankervision, and the History Channel's Engineering an Empire: Napoleon: Steel Monster. Ed is a current student at the T. Schreiber Studio in NYC and studies with Peter Jensen.
Kelvin Cameron is making his debut at Schreiber Studio as Fly in Tennessee William's Sweet Bird of Youth. He has recently worked as a police detective on the movie, The Brave One, with Terrence Howard and Jodie Foster. He is also playing the Assistant DA on the upcoming season of the Sopranos, a bar patron in the movie The Tourist with Ean McGregor and a court reporter in Law & Order with Sam Waterson. He is a former dancer with the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble. He has also played the role of Marty from Dream Girls with Milton Craig Nealy of the original Broadway cast at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ. Kelvin is soon to start work on the new Wil Smith film, I Am Legend.
David Donahoe Boss Finley
David Donahoe has studied at T. Schreiber Studio with Sally Dunn and Terry Schreiber. Theater work includes Action by Sam Shepard, "A Slight Ache" by Harold Pinter, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion by Tennessee Williams, Evangeline by Sarah Miller, and an adaptation of James Joyce's A Painful Case.
Jack is delighted to be making his TSS debut. Most recently seen in Three at the American Theatre of Actors, last year he portrayed Galileo in a Forum Theatre production in the West Village. Currently studying with Terry Schreiber, he is thrilled to have this opportunity to further pursue his dream.
Morgan is thrilled to return to the T. Schreiber Studios as George Scudder in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH. Recent roles include Richard in Spiral Inc.'s production of THE SOLDIER DREAMS and Nick in the T. Schreiber Studios production of BEDROOM FARCE. Other memorable roles include Paul in MOON OVER BUFFALO, Georges Pitou in MEMOIR, Algernon in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and Prior in ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART I. Morgan has studied acting with Terry Schreiber (T. Schreiber Studios), Peter Jack Tkatch (University of Vermont), and has been directed twice by Janis Powell (American Academy of Dramatic Arts). Morgan thanks the entire cast and crew for their generosity and spirit. He is also grateful to Terry for this special opportunity. And finally, to Dan, who knew that I could do it all along.
  OFF AND OFF-OFF BROADWAY: Olga , "Three Sisters", Angustias, "House of bernarda Alba", Universalist Theater; She, "Here We Are", Columbia Univers.; Amanda, "Lie of the Mind", JET Productions; Cornelia, "Something Unspoken",American Theater for Arts";Princess, "Sweetbird of Youth", Producer's Club; "Morality of Mrs. Dulsky", Provincetown Playhouse; "Native Stone", SchreiberStudio.

REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY: Queen Elizabeth, "Dark Lady of the Sonnets", SUNY at Stony Brook; Ann Stanley, "forty Carats", Bookshelf Players; Doris, "Owl and the Pussycat", Theatre Three

TELEVISION: Upright Citizen's Brigade, Comedy Central; "Monaco", Showtime short film; commercials

FILM: "Medicare Advocacy"; " Eyes...Feet", Vagina Monologue group; "Monaco"; "Out of Towners"; "How Did You Dare to Scratch My Lily White Chest?", docudrama art film about Tourette Syndrome

PRODUCING, DIRECTING, ACTING, TEACHING THEATER ARTS: Play-Like Productions.. throughout Long Isand and Westchester schools and libraries for over ten years

TRAINING: T. Schreiber, H. B. Studio (Kaplan, Berghov, Hickey}, Vassar and Columbia theater depts.., American Academy of Dramatic Arts.