TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL

Genre: Classical, Comedy
Written by William Shakespeare; Directed by Cat Parker; Music by Cloud Cult

SEVEN-WEEK LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
OCTOBER 9TH – NOVEMBER 23RD, 2008 AT THE GLORIA MADDOX THEATER

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO is pleased to announce their production of TWELFTH NIGHT, OR WHAT YOU WILL, directed by Cat Parker. TWELFTH NIGHT plays a seven-week limited engagement at the Gloria Maddox Theater at T. Schreiber Studio (151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor). Performances begin Thursday, October 9th and continue through Sunday, November, 23rd.

T. Schreiber Studio's Gloria Maddox Theatre will be transformed into the mythological world of Illyria using the visual style of "steampunk," an aesthetic characterized by a feeling of Victorian era romance, coupled with a modern twist, meant to enhance the magical world of Shakespeare's timeless play, Twelfth Night, or What You Will.

This gender-bending classic of a woman in a man's world runs the gamut from laughter to tears. Enhancing the emotional rollercoaster will be the music of the whimsical indie rock band, Cloud Cult.

The production features scenic design by George Allison (IT Award Recipient for his work on T. Schreiber's Picasso at the Lapin Agile), costume design by Karen Ann Ledger, sound design by Chris Rummel and lighting design by Paul Hackenmueller. Page Clements is the dramaturge, Matt McKennon is the technical director and Liz Richards is the stage manager. Ben Paganelli will be providing video content and Arela Rivas is assistant directing.

Cast: Loren Bidner, Sterling Coyne, Bhavna De Montebello, Julian Elfer, Paten Hughes, Andrea Marie Smith, Matt Steiner

Preview:   10/09/08
Open:   10/17/08
Close:   11/23/08

Schedule:
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 $25.00 (Senior $20; General Student $22)
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Company: T. Schreiber Studio         Official Web Site: www.tschreiberstudio.org
New York Stage Credits: Massinissa (National Black Theater of Harlem), The Fall (The Looking Glass Theatre- IT Award nomination), Macbeth (Workshop Theatre), Rock of Ages (Underground at GTT). Regional: A Vampire Tale, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Portfolio Awards), The Foreigner, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Joined at the Head. TV/Film: Law and Order, Special Forces, Rocky and Bullwinkle, Shooting Livien, Danny and Manny.

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 www.imdb.com 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!

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.

 

Joshua is a Graduate of the New Actors Workshop where he studied with Mike Nichols and George Morrison. He has also studied at ACT in his home of San Francisco and is currently studying with Terry Schreiber. Favorite roles include: House Painter in America Hurrah (EST), Mr. Martin in The Bald Soprano (ACT), Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Bob in Moonchildern. It is Joshua’s life affirming dream to one day appear on Law & Order or Law & Order SVU.

 

Recent roles have been Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jupiter in Amphitryon, the title character in Pericles, Menelaus in Trojan Women, Lee in True West, Bassianus in Titus, and Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof. He has trained at the University of Pittsburgh Drama Department where he is a graduate, conservatory training at Middlesex School of Drama (London), and he is currently attending the Terry Schreiber Studio.

 

Collin McGee was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, PA.  After attending Temple University, he moved to New York City where he studied at the famed Circle in the Square Theatre School.  Since graduating from Circle in the Square, he has been a frequent participant at both T. Schreiber and HB Studios.
Collin's recent credits include the role of Guy in the original play "Turning" at the Wing's Theatre.  As well as his feature film debut as the lead role, Dave, in "On the Other Side" (shot on location in India).
Collin is thrilled to be performing again at T. Schreiber Studio, where he was last seen as Ronnie in "The House of Blue Leaves", and Bobby in "Love! Valour! Compassion!" 

 

Originally from New Jersey, Armando moved to New York in 2007 to pursue acting full-time. Since then, Armando has performed in New York at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, The Riant Theatre and The 45th Street Playhouse. He recently starred in the Tennesse Williams classic "The Night of the Iguana" under the direction of legendary acting coach Terry Schreiber. He is currently filming the feature films "Nacho Mountain" and "The Children of Hip Hop", which are both set to release in 2009.

 

Mari Minges has produced and performed with several New York City based theatre companies, like Small Planet Theatre Company, VoiceTheatre, and Dangerous Curves.  Credits include, Donald Margulies, Found a Peanut(Joanie) and Dinner with Friends (Beth), also Norman Conquests, (Sarah), Come and Go, (Ru) Baby with the Bathwater (Nanny/Kate), and an Off-Broadway Variety show, Side Dish.  Mari has a BFA from NC School of the Arts.

Mari is a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation, and this has taken her to India and Burma.  She volunteers for this organization quite a bit.  Mari also loves Bikram yoga, and doesn't know what she would do with out Bikram, LES!
She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School's Chef training program and a Licensed Massage Therapist.

 

 

Jacqueline is a Southern Californian native, and graduated with a B.A. in drama from U.C. Irvine. She was selected as one of two undergraduate Honors In Acting students to perform in the New York/ Los Angeles UCI Graduate Showcase with fellow graduate programs, NYU and Yale.
  Upon graduating she was cast in two consecutive seasons at Shakespeare Santa Cruz playing such roles as Ophelia in "Hamlet", Sibyl in "Private Lives," Mistress Ford in "Merry Wives of Windsor," and Virgilia in "Coriolanus."
  Jacqueline was cast as the lead in the World Premiere of Brian Dykstra’s "Hiding Behind Comets" at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park where she played the darkly disturbed character of Honey.
  In New York she has studied acting with Terry Schreiber himself at the T. Schreiber Studio, which has helped her expand her acting horizons and become more confident in understanding her range as an actor. She was thrilled to play the lead, Alice Sycamore, in their production of "You Can’t Take It With You" last season. Shortly after that she was cast as Elizabeth in "Six Degrees of Separation" at the Gallery Players. Stemming from her performances in those two productions she was named one of New York’s Twelve Freshest Faces of 2007.
  In her hometown of Los Angeles she has worked in the film and commercial industry. Most notably, she was cast as the lead in a political spoof ad written and directed by David Zucker ("Airplane," the "Naked Gun" series, and the "Scary Movie" series).
   Jacqueline is still constantly amazed by how often she is told that she resembles a young Susan Sarandon, and is looking forward to one day putting this "natural talent" to good use!

 

Justin Delasko is a native of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.  After attending Penn State Altoona for three years with a major in Film Production and a minor in Theatre, he decided to leave and try his hand at acting in New York City.  He is currently a proud student of T. Schreiber Studios where he studies under the profound and magnanimous Peter Jensen. Stage credits of his include The Tempest (Caliban) and  Proof (Harold Dobbs).  You may also find him at www.channel102.net as The Man Who Loved Lesbians.  Justin has very green thumb and is an urban garden enthusiast. He is skilled and enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients  which he grows in his backyard in Queens.  Big Dreams!

 

) Cat Parker is a freelance director, as well as the Producing Director at TSS. She has worked regionally at Dallas Theater Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, and Oklahoma City Rep. Recently, she assisted Jerry Zaks on the Broadway debut of A Bronx Tale, featuring Chazz Palmenteri. In New York, Cat has directed at The WorkShop Theater Company, Creative Place NYC, Mid-Town International Theatre Festival, Abingdon Theatre, Irish Repertory Theatre, and UrbanStages. She has worked on productions such as Picasso at the Lapin Agile (NYIT Award Winner), Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Towards Zero and, a personal favorite, A Doll’s House. Working on new and developing plays is a special love of Cat’s, and she recently directed the New York premiere of “Sister Cities” for TSS. She has directed and shaped many original works, including En Passant, Riders of the Golden Sphinx, Echoes of Radioland (a theatrical radio show) Lovers of Verona (an original commedia del’arte piece), Lilith, Blind Study, Safekeeping, Switch, Gone Astray, Shadow Pier, Beachwood Drive, The Chekhov Dreams, Native Stone, Underpass, Rapture, and most recently, Sister Cities.

 

CLOUT COLT have crafted sprawling, cathartic albums that have won them the attention of the New York Times, MTV, Spin, Billboard, and a devoted following of fans, since 1995. During that time, the band has grown from the solo project of singer/songwriter Craig Minowa to include cellist Sarah Young, violinist Shannon Frid, painters Connie Minowa and Scott West (who create paintings live at the band’s performances), and recent addition bassist Shawn Neary (formerly of Tapes ‘n’ Tapes), and Arlen Peiffer. Despite offers from major labels, Cloud Cult has chosen to remain independent, recording and releasing their albums through Earthology Records, a not-for-profit environmental record label established by Minowa in 1998.