PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE

Genre: Comedy
Written by Steve Martin, Directed by Cat Parker

In PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, both young, headstrong and passionate, come together in a fictitious meeting devised in the comic mind of Steve Martin. It's bohemian Paris, at the turn of the century and the earth has fallen quiet to listen to a conversation. Does art matter? Can science touch the heart? Is beauty truly in the eye of the beholder? Did Einstein and Picasso really only excel in their chosen fields in order to get girls? With a little help from a mysterious, blue-suede shoe-wearing stranger from the future, these topics get debated in the best possible of environments – your friendly neighborhood bar, the "Lapin Agile." Wit and wisdom combine, and the pleasure is all yours in this gem of a play.
Preview:   04/05/07
Open:   04/07/07
Close:   05/06/07

Schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays 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:Suggested Donation of $20
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Company: T. Schreiber Studio         Official Web Site: www.tschreiberstudio.org
  JIM AYLWARD (Gaston) majored in drama at NYU and went on to a career with non-profit organizations. Upon retiring, Jim returned to acting and is currently studying at TSS. In his home state of New Jersey, Jim has appeared as the Stiff in the Forum Theatre Company's musical Lucky Stiff, in the Centenary Stage Company's production of Tartuffe, Premiere Stage's Boy Gets Girl as Les Kennkat, as Ben in the 12 Miles West Theatre Company production of John Wooten's Happy Hour, and in The Passion Play the Musical. Jim performed Off-Off Broadway as Edgar Degas in Cassatt and Degas.
  MICHAEL BLACK (Schmendiman) moved here last August from Tucson, Arizona and is thrilled to be a part of his first New York production. Last seen as Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost at the Seattle Shakespeare Company, his other favorite roles include Moritz in Spring Awakening, David in Taking Sides, The Writer in Tennessee Williams' Vieux Carre, and Ken Fine in The Waiting Room (with MAD TV's Nicole Randall Johnson). Michael also enjoyed acting in two world premieres: Myron in John Olive's oft-produced adaptation of Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories From Wayside School at Seattle Children's Theater and Gray in the workshop of The Singing Forest by Craig Lucas, directed by Gordon Edelstein. Michael also re-teamed with Mr. Lucas as assistant director for his production of Loot at the Intiman Theatre. Michael currently studies acting with Peter Jensen at the T. Schreiber Studio.
  EDWARD CAMPBELL JR. (Visitor) can be seen most days at the Central Park Zoo where he develops and performs conservation-based educational entertainment for Manhattan's burgeoning stroller set. This is his first production at TSS and he is honored to share this experience with such fine artists. www.edwardcampbelljr.com
  TODD COWDERY (Sagot) is thrilled to be making his TSS debut. He recently relocated to NYC from the Pacific Northwest where favorite credits included Godspell (Judas), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Fortinbras (Hamlet), and a leading role in the independent film Love me (for what I am) not. NYC stage credits include numerous staged readings and performances of new plays including Snooky's Backroom, voted by audiences as a finalist in the 2006 Riant Theatre Strawberry One Act Festival. A veteran improviser he has performed improv shows in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver Canada and Australia's Melbourne Comedy Festival and in New York is a regular cast member with ComedySportz. Look for Todd in Jodi Foster's new movie The Brave One for which he also provided medical technical input. Todd is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has studied with Terry Schrieber, and is a Board Certified Family Physician.

  IVETTE DUMENG (Mimi) is delighted to join the cast and production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. She began her studies early on, at Actors Theatre two year Conservatory. And is currently working out her acting muscles with Terry Schreiber. She has also been part of severable theatre productions in the past. Born in Brooklyn NY. She began singing at a very early age. She is proud to have recently completed her C.D! She has appeared in various films including Strangers With Candy and is currently filming 7 Days 7 Jobs. For more information please go to: www. Ivettedumeng.com "I would like to thank William Spencer who has given me nothing but unending love and support and Terry for his help in pointing me to me."
  JOSH MARCANTEL (Einstein) was born and raised in Louisiana. He has lived in New York for nearly two years. Since moving to the city, Josh has studied with renowned acting teacher, Terry Schreiber at the T. Schreiber Studio. Favorite roles include Joe in Angels in America, Kipps and Actor in two separate productions of The Woman in Black, Paul in Barefoot in the Park, Jamie in Long Day's Journey Into Night and John Proctor in The Crucible. He can be seen as the Drug Dealer in the recently released, indie-award winning film, Mercy directed by Patrick Roddy. Josh is also co-founder of Black Door Theatre Company (www.blackdoortheatre.com), where he is currently in rehearsals for the company's first original production of Climbing Up Walls. Contact Josh at osh316@aol.com.
  FRANK MIHELICH (Freddy) Picasso at The Lapin Agile is Frank's first show at T. Schreiber Studio. Frank worked professionally both regionally and in NYC. He is a graduate of the MFA Graduate Acting Program at Columbia University. Frank has worked in such theatres as the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Two Rivers Theatre of New Jersey. Last January Frank made his off-Broadway debut in Magis Theatre Company's production of The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. Frank is a member of both Magis Theatre Company and Threads Productions two New York City based theatre companies. Frank has been training with Terry Schreiber since September 06. He would like to thank Cat, Terry, and the whole T. Schreiber family for this chance to be a part of Picasso at The Lapin Agile. Frank would also like to thank God, Allison, Grandma, and Elizabeth for their love and support.

  ARELA RIVAS's (Suzanne) continually rediscovering herself Arela is relentless when it comes to getting out...of the box that is. Raised in Jersey/Bronx she became aware at a very early age that if you weren't careful you could become a product of your surroundings if you didn't nurture your intellect. Consequently she was an intrepid...bookworm. Daring to let her imagination take her where no suburban/inner-city child had gone before....OUT OF THE BOX! (insert space odyssey or brave warrior music sequence here) This dichotomy continued into her college years where she enrolled in the Pre-med and Literature program at Richard Stockton College of NJ. She began her acting career with the racially charged Platanos & Collard Greens, where she played a Latina college student in an interracial relationship defending her love against the aged traditions of her Dominican family. She followed that with the politically riveting Crossing Currents as a cancer-stricken mother of two very mischievous boys. She then began solidifying her craft with Terry Schreiber at T. Schreiber Studio in NYC. There she has studied Vocal Production, Shakespeare, Dialects and Scene Study. Currently she is appearing in Picasso at the Lapin Agile as Suzanne, the love struck ingénue that goes to sleep on a bed of roses and wakes up n a bed of nails.
  ANDREA MARIE SMITH (Countess) An Artistic Associate for Vampire Cowboys Theatre Company, Andrea has performed in the New York premiere and 2004 New York International Fringe Festival productions of Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, the world premiere of Living Dead in Denmark, and played the lead in the NY premiere of A Beginner's Guide to Deicide. In addition, Andrea has represented Vampire Cowboys at VCTC's Revamped 2005 and Revamped 2006; Lady Cavaliers' Fighting the Clock, Center Stage's Open 24 Hours, Partial Comfort Productions' Battle of the Bards; and The New York Innovative Theatre Awards Ceremony. Other NYC credits include Qui Nguyen's Slicing Andre at Ensemble Studio Theatre's Octoberfest; Fever Pitch's St. Hollywood at PS122; Roi Escudero's La Playa; and the role of Cecily in The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest directed by Michael Gardner for The Brick Theater. As a resident artist in the Monomoy Theatre Company for two years, Andrea has performed in various roles including Lady Teazle in The School for Scandal, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, Phoebe in As You Like It, as well as many others. Her film credits include Iron Pocket, A Letter From the Past, and Wunderwrap. Andrea has a B.F.A. in theatre performance from Ohio University where she portrayed characters ranging from Desdemona in Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet) to Patty in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
  MAEVE YORE (Germaine) trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with Peter Jensen, Bob Verlaque, Page Clements and Tracy Trevett. She really hates writing bios, so here are a few of her favorite credits: Fanny in On the Verge, Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Anna in Baltimore Waltz, and Miranda & Hilary in Raised in Captivity. She also hates people who thank their pets in their bios, but would secretly like to thank hers. And to the marvelous Terry Schreiber, with whom she just started studying, she understands if you cut this bio entirely. To Gili, I love you, even though you drive me crazy. And a personal note to the fabulous cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile: it's been a pleasure sharing 102 liters of diet Coke with you.
  RICHARD ZEKARIA (Picasso) This is Richard's first production at the T. Schreiber Studio. And is honored to be working within the walls of a theatre that opens itself up humbly and warmly within its teachings and productions. He is thrilled to be working with this fine cast of actors and within the guidance of Cat Parker's direction. Thank you all for being so free and open throughout this process. Some notable past theatre credits include, Off Broadway: Foggy Bottom with the Abingdon Theatre Company. Regional Theatre: Diary of Anne Frank, A Christmas Carol, True Love, Not I, Iphigenia in Aulis and The Mothers Song. Has has been seen on HBO's Sixth Season of The Sopranos. Independent: films in clue: Rachel and Christ in the City. Commercials: NY Road Runners 2006 Marathon. Richard's training began in the regional theatre of Theatre Three on Long Island where he acted in over thirty productions over two years apart of Long Islands only residential acting company. He then studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School and continued under the guidance of Alan Langdon to whom he owes the definition of his training to. After studying at various programs throughout NYC, he found the T. Schreiber Studio. It is there he met Peter Jensen and found a great environment to continue to learn and work in. Find out more at www.richardzekaria.com