(Nina, Lulu) was last seen as Cressida in the American Studio Theater’s
production of Troilus and Cressida. She has also appeared with the Judith
Shakespeare company and the Aquila Theater Company. She is thrilled to be
working with this company of clowns and thanks Mr. Oncale and Ms. Koomson
for asking her to join the circus.
Elana Bell (Assistant Director) is an
actress, singer, poet and teacher living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She is
currently a member of the LOUDER JAM poetry collective, and performs her
work at Bar 13 in New York City. Elana has also facilitated theater and
poetry workshops for students in New York City, Los Angeles and
Whitefield, Maine, as well as for women in the Valhalla Women’s
Correctional Facility in upstate New York. She recently conceived, created
and performed in Painted Wings, a two woman cabaret of original songs,
poetry, and storytelling at the WOW Café Theater in New York City. This
summer, Elana will perform at the National Black Theater Festival in Minus
One, an educational drama about violence in teen relationships. She is
thrilled for this opportunity to work with Mr. Oncale.
Julia Bolus (Author) is a writer who
also works as literary assistant to the writer Arthur Miller. She is also
Director and a teacher at Kent School Summer Writers Camp:
Nicholas Coleman (Hartley, David) Nick
has appeared with Actors Stock Company NYC in Victoria Station, he most
recently appeared in Lightning Strikes Theater’s OOBR Award winning
production of In the Parlance. Having performed for both the camera and
for live audiences, Nicholas’s favorite stage roles include: Mick
Hamilton in Steel Pier; Claude in Hair; Wesley in Curse of the Starving
Class, Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra; and the roles he has
originated for several New York playwrights. For upcoming work and
Howard Harrison (Music, Sound
Design)-Howard’s musical ensembles include: The Topless Baboon Opera,
The Coprophagists, and his pride and joy Teratoma, with their most recent
"Prozac Daiquiri" just released on broke-dick records. He can be
found playing guitar with the NYC based quartet Walrus.
Abena Appiah Kubi Koomson (Rosemary,
Polynesia) Aba is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College performing arts
program and currently serves as Managing Director of Actors Stock
Company/NYC. In spring of 2001 she performed in Pinter Pieces: The Black
& White at the Producer’s Club. Painted Wings, a cabaret written with Elana Bell, was performed at WOW Café
in April. She was Founder and Co-Artistic director of Drink To This!
Coffeehouse, Performances and Exhibits, a summer workshop based in
Hartford, CT. Other acting credits include Matthew Wells’ Times Unknown
for Echo Repertory Theatre and the premiere of her original one woman show
Cozi Sa Wala: Magic Words at the New York International Fringe Festival
2000. Music credits include performing as vocalist/ trombonist with
master drummer and recording artist Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng’s highlife
ensemble which has performed at the Knitting Factory, the Isaac Hayes Soul
Christmas Bash, and recently traveled to Mexico for the Festival
Internacional de Puebla. She would like to thank the Daytime
Ministry of the New York City Church of Christ for their unfailing love
and support of the arts, and especially Keisa for her constant wisdom.
Keith Oncale (Director) Founding Artistic
Director of Actors Stock Company NYC. ASC/NYC credits include Cozi Sa Wala
: Magic Words, The Black & White, Victoria Station and A Slight Ache.
He has directed the stage premiere of Roald Dahl’s A Fine Son, The
Playboy Stories, the OOBR award winning In the Parlance for Lightning
Strikes Theater, Times Unknown for Echo Repertory, The Tempest Project for
Judith Shakespeare Company and Elvirado at Expanded Arts. He is three time
recipient of the Dallas Theater Critic’s Forum Award and the Dallas
Theatre League Award for his adaptation and direction of Euripides’
Electra. Directing credits include The Winter’s Tale, Slab Boys, Saved,
The Lion and the Jewel, Tiebele and Her Demon, Fen and The Lady’s Not
for Burning. Keith will direct the ASC/NYC production of Vicki
Caroline Cheatwood’s 10:10 in conjunction with Six Figures Theatre
Company in October.
Jeremy Schwartz* (Jorge, Clear Eyes,
Patron) Jeremy is originally from Dallas where he received several Critics
Forum Awards for his work as Konstantin in The Seagull, Marley in A
Christmas Carol and Stashu Okonsky in the world premiere of Shiner
Ehn and Octavio Solis. He also received two theatre guild awards for work
in Shiner, and as Dimas in Triumph of Love. In New York he has worked with
several theatres, and is a company member of Lightning Strikes
Theatre Company, having designed sound for LSTC’s OOBR Award winning
production of In the Parlance. He just wrapped production on the
independent feature Radiant, which will be traveling the
festival circuit in 2002. Love to Jenni.
Most recently seen as Ted in The Days Between by Robert
Anderson at The Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls, NY. Recent NYC
credits include Brutus in New Perspectives’ Julius Caesar, and
Portia in the Judith Shakespeare’s reverse gender Julius Caesar.
Also in New York: Arthur Phillip/John Wisehammer in Our Country’s
Good at The Theatre at Holy Cross; Solinus in Comedy of Errors
(Mint Theatre), the title role in Pericles and Parolles in All’s
Well That Ends Well (Theatre Row Theatre) all with the Judith
Shakespeare Company; Tranio in Taming of the Shrew with the
American Globe Theatre; Firedrake’s production of Are You Now Or Have
You Ever Been… at NADA, and Mr. Zero in The Adding Machine with
Six Figures Theatre Co. Richard has acted in England in the London New
Play Festival. His regional credits include Hortensio in The Taming of
the Shrew; Master Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor (NY
Renaissance Festival); Silvius in As You Like It directed by Phoebe
Brand; Gene in No Mercy at Hartford Stage; Richard in The Lover
(The Rainbow Theatre, CT) and a season at American Players Theatre, WI,
where he was directed by Morris Carnovsky. He was also seen in a program
with the Mendolssohn String Quartet at the Emelin Theatre and recently was
in a new play, Death Wears White, performed as benefit for the
American Festival Theatre in Stratford, CT. Richard received training from
many great people, here and in England, and is a board member of the
Firedrake theatre company.
Gregory Tippit (Production Design)
Founding Member of Actors Stock Company NYC and designed the inaugural
production of Cozi Sa Wala : Magic Words at the New York
International Fringe Festival and Pinter Pieces at the Producers Club. He
has designed sets and costumes for award winning productions of Vieux
Carre, Global Village, The Slab Boys, Tiebele and Her Demon and Lenny.
Greg Stage Managed Comedy of Errors the Judith Shakespeare Festival 2000
and served as Stage Manager for Cabbages and Kings. As an actor he
has appeared with Fort Worth Shakespeare Festival, Addison Center Theater
and the premiere of Mata Hari with Deep Ellum Opera Theater.
Jane Titus* (Iris, Simone) - New York: Actor’s Stock Company:
Judith Shakespeare: Tempest, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus; Echo
Repertory Theatre: Time’s Unknown, This winter in The Trouble with Kate;
American Globe Theatre: The Seagull; Shakespeare Project: Coriolanus;
NorthStar Productions: Medea (Critic’s Choice, Off-Off Broadway Review).
Jane serves as Artistic Director for Echo Repertory Theatre. This
one is for Pat. Thanks for all your support and sage advice.
Susan Willerman* (Isabel, Carlotta,
Patron) Susan appeared with ASC/NYC as Flora in A Slight Ache. Credits
include the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova in Romulus Linney’s play of that
name at the Ensemble Studio Theater where she is a member, and Kate
in Haiku with the Actor’s Ensemble in Columbia County. She was in the
original production of Charles Gordon’s No Place to be Somebody
and subsequently was in the 1st National Tour. She played Cordelia in an
early Roundabout Theatre production of King Lear, and Andromache in
Trojan Women. She has had speaking roles on Law & Order. Her own play,
Too Large to Secure, had a production with the Red Earth Ensemble at
Synchronicity Space. This fall she will be working with The Actor’s
Ensemble, Inc. on a piece to be developed, In Dunkler Night (working
title), composed of original documents and true stories of people who
endured Nazi concentration camps and the Stalinist Oulag.
Peter Zazzali* (Bill, Carl) Peter
is delighted to be joining Actors Stock Company NYC for this production.
His other credits include: NYC: Target Margin Theatre,
American Globe Theatre, Judith Shakespeare Co. and Ensemble Studio
Theatre. Regional: George St. Playhouse, PCPA Theaterfest, Theatre
at Monmouth, North Shore Music Theatre, Portland Stage Co., American
Shakespeare Theatre, and the New Jersey, Fort Worth, and Utah
Shakespearean Festivals. He received his training at CalArts and the
University of Delaware.