SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Genre: Comedy, Drama
By John Guare

Directed By Jon Ciccarelli and Leticia Diaz, Six Degrees of Separation is a witty, biting, yet ultimately sincere commentary on what drives people: the desire for money, fame, social standing, comfort, and, for the lucky, a desire for meaningful human connection. Guare based the premise of his play on an actual incident—a young African-American man gained access to the homes of upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier—but the creation of the play is an imaginative tour de force. Guare uses the props of the late twentieth century, such as social issues and art, to create a comprehensive picture of a fragmented society, one in which those simple six degrees that bind people together are overlooked, blatantly ignored, and, very occasionally, celebrated.



Cast: Michael Rhett

Open:   03/15/07
Close:   03/24/07

Schedule:
March 15-18 & 22-24, 2007 at 8pm
March 17 & 24, 2007 at 2pm
Theater:   Access Theater
Address:   380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: NR to Canal., walk south on Broadway to theatre.

Cost:$18, $20 Online / $20, $25 At the door
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Company: Well Urned Productions         Official Web Site: www.wellurnedproductions.com

No stranger to the stage, Leticia has performed throughout the tri-state area as well as Toronto, Canada. Her stage experience spans over 20 years and encompasses a vast range of both modern and classical dramas, comedies, and musical theatre. Leticia has trained with George Dearani, Action Theatre Conservatory, and David Braucher. She is a Seinfeld fanatic, a twitter-holic and has held the role of mother to some critical acclaim.

Jon Ciccarelli is thrilled to be working with Mr. Hagins once more. Jon has studied under Vivienne Heilbourne and Bernard Lloyd with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with Robert Johnston with the Hudson Shakespeare Company. Previous credits include Sir Andrew Aguecheek in "Twelfth Night", Lucentio in "Taming of the Shrew", Van Helsing in "Dracula", Falstaff in "King Henry IV, part I", Oscar in "The Odd Couple", and the title roles in "Hamlet" and "Titus Andronicus." Directing credits include Othello, Cymbeline, Henry V, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, I Hate Hamlet, Witness for the Prosecution, and Love Letters. A special shoutout to "haggy Bear", "Fingaz", and "Ms. Beth."
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. Gregory has handled many successful business campaigns, both in the arts and in Business Administration and Management. Aside from performing, Gregory is the author of the children's book "Go Home, Brooke Bunny!" and the upcoming book "Puglia - A Family History in Food and Entertainment". In his spare time, Gregory enjoys designing and building props for the stage and screen, and is a collector of Renaissance Costumes and Arms. For more information on Gregory, please visit www.gregorycilmi.com or www.wellurnedproductions.com. Thank you!

Michael Hagins has been rejuvenated by this very special production of Hamlet!  Michael is the artistic director of CAGE, and has produced 25 shows in the past 6 years.  In addition, he has directed over 50 shows and acted in over 150 shows and built the fights for twice as many!  His latest work includes the Fringe Festival production of The Girl with her Hands in the Sand, CAGE productions Taming of the Shrew, The Shape of Things, Quest of the Hero!, Hit and Match, and TND productions of The Merchant of Venice.  Michael would like to thank his amazing cast for their true love and dedication, Jon Ciccarelli for the concept and the beginnings, and you for reading this and supporting the arts!

Susan Mirwis Ouisa
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. She is a member of the Screen Actors' Guild.
Dan has appeared on stage, films, and in commercials throughout the country. In New York City, he was Executive Producer, Host, and Writer of "One + One", a Manhattan Cable Show. Recent credits include: Henry VI: An Experiment (Lord Clifford), at the Midlantic Theatre Company; Ghosts of 14th Street (Edward J. Thornton III) at Theatre for the New City; Hamlet (King Claudius) at Queens Shakespeare, Inc. Upcoming is his portrayal of Jimmy Mulligan in Roommates.

Dan is an adjunct professor in the Mass Communications Department of St. John's University in Queens. He graduated from Hunter College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre & Film and has a Masters of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Arkansas. He has classical training with HB Studio and Shakespeare & Co. www.DanBurkarth.com

Timothy J Cox Larkin

TIMOTHY J. COX New York Stage: Avenue of the Americas (Cantwell/Newsom Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It (The Secret Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and Arsenic and Old Lace (Queens Shakespeare), Measure for Measure and Picasso at the Lapin Agile (The Astoria Performing Arts Center), Jack Kerouac – Last Call, A Soldier’s Death and The Cat and the Moon (13th Street Repertory). Regional credits include everything from Shakespeare to Neil Simon. Film: Socks and Cakes (Kimistra Films), Over Coffee (A Studio In Production), The Watchers (Two Man Crew Productions) and The Beachcomber (A Studio In Production) AFTRA and AEA. Website: www.timothyjcox.com


 

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.
Gerry Kirschbaum Geoffrey
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.
Manny Liyes Dr. Fine

Manny Liyes is an actor and playwright from Brooklyn, NYC.  After graduating from Baruch College with a B.A. in English Literature, he went on to study at The Acting Studio, Creative Acting Company and The School for Film and Television.  He has appeared in several plays including Cactus Flower, Toughing Slumaria, Six Degrees of Separation, Barcinda Forest, Hot Dogs and Cracker Jacks, Culebra, Jack Kerouac: Catholic, Where the Sun Never Shines,Will Hurt, Brooklyn Bets Alexi , 3rd Year Anniversary, and Karp’s Last Text. He wrote his first play, Burke, in 2006.  Over the next 3 years his plays have been featured in the NYC International Fringe Festival: Analog Friend (2007), Choke City (2008) and Savage International (2009).  He recently completed his fifth play, Runo Rimac

 

Roy Aialon Trent
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.

Lauren Kelston Elizabeth

LAUREN KELSTON is a member of the Retro Productions Theatre Company and most recently appeared as Marlene in their production of Mill Fire, for which she was nominated for a New York Innovative Theater award. She also appeared as Grace in their production of A.R Gurney’s What I Did Last Summer. She has appeared off-Broadway as Iris in the RAT Theatre Company’s world premiere of Maiden’s Progeny at 59E59 Theaters. She was featured as Allison Roberts in the film Last Night in Brooklyn produced by Cypher Productions, and more recently as a woman turned zombie in a short called Mommy Isn’t The Same Anymore. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Theater and has studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse.

David R King Rick/Woody
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.
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.com
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!