Genre: Comedy
written by: Christopher Durang (The Actor's Nightmare) and Tom Stoppard (The Real Inspector Hound)

One man's dream is another man's Nightmare....and in The Actor's Nightmare, George Spelvin certainly gets the wrong end of that bargain. Playwright Christopher Durang thrusts his anxious accountant on the stage to replace an ailing actor, but George has no knowledge of the lines or even the name of the play – is it a Noel Coward comedy? Shakespeare's Hamlet? As Sir Thomas More's all-too-real executioner approaches, George hopes against hope that it's only a dream!

Cast: Nan Wray, Maggie Dashiell, Julian Elfer, Rick Forstmann, Michael W Murray, Peter Jensen-Director
Preview:   05/08/08
Open:   05/16/08
Close:   06/15/08

Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 3 p.m.
Theater:   Gloria Maddox Theatre
Address:   151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Cost:A suggested donation of $20.00 (Senior $15; General Student $17)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: T. Sc at 212-352
Company: T. Schreiber Studio         Official Web Site:
(AEA) Oliver is very excited to make his debut with T. Schreiber Studio. He has studied with Terry since last year. Classically trained in London, Oliver worked extensively in the UK. Highlights include Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on tour, Ferdinand in The Tempest in the West End and in Hong Kong and Adam in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me. Here in the US he recently appeared as Kenneth Tynan in Orson's Shadow as well as in the two feature films Reflection and Singularity currently making their way around the festival circuit.

(AEA, SAG-AFTRA) Sara is thrilled to be making her New York debut in The Actor's Nightmare and honored to work with her friend and teacher, Peter Jensen! Regional credits include Sleeping Beauty at La Mirada Playhouse (Aurora), FAME (Carmen), Anything Goes (Chastity), and numerous tours and productions with The Young Americans (Eliza Doolittle, Dorothy, others). As a singer, Sara has toured throughout the US and Europe, and has proudly appeared in films by Gary King. When not traveling the world, Sara currently resides in her favorite NYC neighborhood of Astoria, where she teaches yoga and owns Healthy by Nature, a holistic health counseling practice.

Therese Tucker (Miranda/ Maria understudy), Costume Assistant:  Therese is thrilled to be returning to the T. Schreiber stage in Twelfth Night.  She recently played Meg, the Stage Manager in The Actor’s Nightmare directed by Peter Jensen.  Therese can now be found on for her work in The Red Room, a short film that was accepted to the 2007 Greek Film Festival.  Favorite regional theater roles include Inga in Young Frankenstein, Helena in The Rover, and Fovea in Like Delicate Ladies.  Therese currently studies with Terry Schreiber.  She thanks Karen Ledger for sharing her brilliance with her and teaching her so much about costume; her family whom she loves, and Mark- the most AMAZING husband in the world... She’s a lucky girl!

Max Van Bel was recently seen in a principal role as the French Surgeon opposite Paul Giamatti in the HBO miniseries John Adams. In addition to currently studying with Peter Jensen at the T. Schreiber Studio, Max has also trained with James Price at the Acting Studio, and with Larry Moss as well.

Shane Colt Jerome was born in Hong Kong, and at the age of five moved to Chicago. A gifted basketball player, he performed his first plays while at Brooks Boarding School. He then attended University of Vermont majoring in History and Political Science, where he landed leading roles in plays such as 'Dancing At Lughansa'.

It was following graduation that he realized he wanted to pursue acting professionally. To do so, he decided to get formal training and moved to England to attend the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. There he learned the fundamentals of his craft and developed a solid work ethic. Always well prepared and focused, he throws all of himself into every character and benefits from a very strong stage presence.

It was upon his return to London that Shane relocated to New York City. Since then he has starred as Duke Orsino in 'Twelfth Night' and Simon Gascoyne in 'The Real Inspector Hound' at T. Schreiber Studio,  in 'Andre' at the Metropolitan Playhouse, and in 'Shapeshifter' at the Barrow Group Arts Center Studio. His TV credits include FOX's "Great Sport Stories', a recurring role on ABC's 'All My Children' and the assistant DA on CBS' "As The World Turns'.

Shane is an avid basketball player, a golf enthusiast and a very loyal Cubs fan.

Ben Prayz most recently appeared as iconic dad, Howard Cunningham, in Garry Marshall's musical version of Happy Days for TN's Roxy Regional Theater.   He also recently played Officer Tom Walker in T. Schreiber Theatre's workshop production of Erik Gernand's The Beautiful Dark.  Upcoming projects include Cabaret at the Westchester Sandbox Theater and The Picket Line for the Thespis Theatre Festival in NYC.  Other regional and off-off credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (T Schreiber Theater); The Learning Play of Rabbi Levi (castillo Theater); Mr. Hirsch Died Yesterday, directed by Woodie King, Jr. (Castillo Theater); Mic. (2011 FringeNYC); Dead Man's Cell Phone (Queens Theatre-in-the-Park); Macbeth (Secret Theatre); A View from the Bridge (Studio Playhouse); The Real Inspector Hound (T. Schreiber Theatre); The Foreigner (Hudson Theatre Ensemble); The Metamorphosis (ETNY); and To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday (Ridge Repertory).  Ben has appeared in many orginal musicals in NYC, including: Dollface (Theater for the New City); In the Schoolyard (2010FringeNYC); Galileo (West Village Musical Theatre Festival); Celluloid (The Tank); Muffin Man ('09 Fringe & Encore Series); The Harvest (Dramatists Guild) and Truckstop (CatsPaw Records).  Principal film roles include: Humberville Poetry Slam, Socks & Cakes, E.X.A., Living in a B-World, Unaimed Arrow, The Lighthouse, and A Few Shy - all on IMDB.  In between, commercial and industrial work also.  Ben is a martial artist with a second degree black belt in Seido karate.








Jenny has worked in numerous regional theatres around the country as well as here in New York. Favorite roles include Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest and Lydia in Pride and Prejudice. She has appeared in commercials and the soap operas of All My Children and Guiding Light.