THE SANITATION CHRONICLES

Genre: Drama
Paul Brno and Mary Baldridge

THE SANITATION CHRONICLES is a "slice of life" play, taking place in a New York City Sanitation garage. The characters, most of them Sanmen, confront daily prejudices, anger and violence. Everything comes to a boil when one of the men appears dressed as a woman... Although the language and material are sometimes raw, the overall impression is one of the characters' humanity, and an ultimate hopefulness.
Open:   04/18/07
Close:   04/29/07

Schedule:
Wednesdays at 8pm
Thursdays at 8pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 3pm and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 7pm
Theater:   Shetler Studios
Address:   244 West 54th Street (12th Floor) B
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 SanMen
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Paul Brno Playwright and Stage Manager
PAUL BRNO "I came on the job, April 16, 1990. For me, every day is still a great day to be on a garbage truck. During my years with the department, I have seen many changes, mostly for the better. The one constant that has not changed has been the enthusiasm, bravery, and dedication that the san men have shown towards their job of keeping the greatest city in the world clean, especially during and after the terrible period of 9/11. But I never really left the theater. I began as an acting student at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 1965 & now I'm back as a member of the Playwrights Lab. Besides The Sanitation Chronicles, I've written two one-act plays, Josephine La Rocca and I Should Ask, which were presented at the Workshop at the Neighborhood Playhouse. I've been taking acting classes off & on again at the HB Studio Theater since 1968 and I Should Ask was recently presented there."
 
Mary Baldridge Playwright
MARY HUMPHREY BALDRIDGE has been published and produced in the U.S., Australia and Canada, including regional theatres in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto. Besides The Sanitation Chronicles: Ruth & Robert & Robert & Ruth; The Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady; The Photographic Moment and Genesis: The Mary Shelley Play, which just received a definitive production at Evergreen College, Olympia, WA, directed by Elizabeth Ripley; both plays published by PUC/Playwrights Union of Canada. La Bonne Dame: Remembering George Sand, dance drama with Deborah Zall, French Institute/Alliance Française, NYC (performances in English and French) and subsequently at the Kaye Playhouse. MHB has contributed short plays to the statenislandferry/A-train plays and East Village Chronicles, NYC. She is a founding member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada and member of the Dramatists Guild NYC.
 
Richard Bey Johnny
RICHARD BEY* received a Masters degree from Yale School of Drama and a Bachelors degree from the University of California. He also undertook studies at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. As an actor he has appeared on and off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country including the Yale Repertory Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. For six months he joined the cast of the National Theatre of Great Britain both on tour and on Broadway for Alan Aykbourn's Bedroom Farce. Notable roles include Hamlet, Romeo in Romeo. Later on WWOR, he was the host for the three-hour daily news and entertainment program 9 Broadcast Plaza and co-hosted Evening Magazine. His news and travel documentaries have taken him around the world, most notably to Israel and Turkey. For five years he hosted and helped produce one of the most popular and innovative programs on daytime TV: the nationally syndicated and top-rated RICHARD BEY SHOW. Most recently he has appeared as guest commentator on COURT TV, CROSSFIRE, THE O'REILLY FACTOR, COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMAN, HANNITY & COLMES, PAULA ZAHN and LOU DOBBS.

For four years he was heard six days a week on WABC Radio in NYC. According to a report in the NY Post he was one of only two commercial radio hosts to aggressively oppose the war in Iraq while debunking the fallacious WMD "evidence" that provoked it. He has also been the host of LIVE FROM 125 for the ABC Radio Network, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THIS MORNING for Dow Jones Radio, SIRIUS LEFT and THE BILL PRESS SHOW.

 
Danny Cleary Rizzo
DANNY CLEARY is deeply grateful to Mr. Brno and Ms. Baldridge for the opportunity to play the part of Rizzo and to work with such a wonderful cast and director. Among Mr. Cleary's favorite roles is the part of Chet in Todd Rayfield Week's play, Rain from out of the Blue," based on the last few hours of jazz musician Chet Baker's life. Mr. Cleary's current pet project is a musical adaptation of the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, based on E.M. Nathanson's novel of the same name and starring Lee Marvin and John Cassavettes. Mr. Cleary hopes to play the part of Victor Franco, so wonderfully rendered in the film by Mr. Cassavettes.
 
Peter De Maio Foreman Ruiz and Director
PETER DE MAIO* began his career as an actor appearing in five Broadway shows, among them The Changing Room with John Lithgow and as a stand-by for the male lead in Same Time, Next Year with Ellen Burstyn and Charles Grodin. He played over 50 performances opposite Sandy Dennis and Loretta Swit, who succeeded Ellen Burstyn in the role. He appeared as Humphrey Bogart in the National Company of Play It Again, Sam with Red Buttons and has performed with several regional theatre companies including The Hartford Stage Company, The Long Wharf Theatre and The American Shakespeare Festival at Stratford Connecticut. While sustaining an acting career he taught and directed productions at Princeton University and the University of New Haven and founded The Actors Company in upstate New York, which was active for ten years performing Shakespeare and other classical authors. Other Directing credits include productions of Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan in Belfast, Maine, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, The Belle of Amherst in Cape May, N.J. and a staged reading of Lincoln in the White House by writer Robert Manns at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
CHRISTINA GEORGE began her training at the Academy of the Holy Angels in Musical Theatre, went on to train under Maestro Dino Anagnost in opera and the MET's Little Orchestra Society, and also studied Theatre at the University of Southern California. She has appeared in The Sound of Music (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Savage in Limbo (Linda Rotunda), The Canterville Ghost (Virginia). She has appeared in a number of USC films and on television in Law & Order and Guiding Light. She is proud and honored to be a part of this play and to work with such a talented cast. Mom, Dad, Juv, Dayana, CJ and Stephen, to God, of course, and to all of my friends and family, thank you and I love you all so very much!
 
Joe Albert Lima Jackson
JOE ALBERT LIMA is an actor, playwright and director. As an actor, Joe has appeared in over 35 plays in the New York metropolitan area. His favorite roles are Hoke in the Crown Players production of Driving Miss Daisy and Gabe in the Elmwood Playhouse production of Fences. Joe has directed several plays, most recently, A Raisin in the Sun and Jitney at Elmwood Playhouse. As a playwright, A Clean Shoot? His first one act play was accepted into the Samuel French/Love Creek One Act Play Festival in 2003 and has been produced in several venues in New York. Joe would like to thank Peter, Paul & Mary and this wonderful cast and crew for allowing him to be a part of this production.
 
Michael Locascio Sorrello
MICHAEL LOCASCIO spent four years in Mexico acting in and directing English-language theatre. He studied acting with Sanford Meisner and is one of the founding members of the Workshop at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where he had the opportunity to perform in work by such fine playwrights as Conrad Aiken (Mr. Arcularis), William Blackard (The Ballads of Brookville), Patrick Panico (Nine Innings and Love Turns on a Dime) and Craig Pospisil (The Last Noel and The American Dream Revisited). He has appeared in numerous TV commercials and music videos. Films include Urban Jungle, Troma's War and a five-minute western called The Wait. He played Frank Lloyd Wright in a television documentary on the Guggenheim museum and last winter was Old Man Winter on Comedy Central. Member/ SAG/AFTRA.
Vivian Neuwirth The Wife
VIVIAN NEUWIRTH* Credits include Mrs. Pascal in The House of Yes (Theatre Under St. Marks), Marvin's Room (Kennedy Center, Minetta Lane), Under Milkwood (Lincoln Center), Guys and Dolls, (The Goodman), Hay Fever, Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Barter), Desert Air (Studio Dante), Icebound (The York), Rhymes and Reasons (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Zingu (Metropolitan Playhouse), Ballads of Brookville (Neighborhood Playhouse), The Wedding Day (Juggernaut First 100 Years), Acting Alone (Staged Reading, Abingdon Theatre), Le Chienne in the Park (Creative Place), The Eyes of the Owls (The Beckmann), An Ozark Mountain Christmas (Producers Club II). Film: The Wait. Winner of the 2005 Best Actress Award at The Riant Theatre's Strawberry Festival for her performance in her one act play, Fun on the Bayou, published in The Best Plays From the Strawberry Festival. Graduate of The Juilliard School. Member: Playwrights Lab at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Love Creek. Thanks to Peter, Paul and Mary and husband, Eddie.
 
Aidan O'shea Choo Choo
AIDAN O'SHEA is thrilled to be joining the cast of this real slice of life play. Aidan moved to New York this summer to pursue his MFA at the New School for Drama (‘09). However, he began as an acrobat in the circus and teaches acrobatics with his friend and fellow acrobat Tanya Gagne, to whom he'll forever be grateful. For lessons or interest in performances, contact www.thetrapezeloft.com or oseamoves@gmail.com. Member/ SAG.
Bryan Pugh Dennis
BRYAN PUGH is from New Orleans, and has lived in New York for the past four years. He is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, and has been a part of many projects here in New York City, including one of the corpses (the young man who has had his face shot off) in Irwin Shaw's Bury the Dead, directed by Harold G. Baldridge, and Billy in Thornton Wilder's Childhood, directed by Gary Kingston. He is grateful to work with such a wonderful cast.