ACTORS BIOS- BELIEVEABILITY- MAY PLAYS 

STEPHANIE BRUMSEY (Gatekeeper/Imani)

THE PEARLY GATES by Michael Susko/INVISIBILITY by Russell Nichols

Stephanie Brumsey is a New York native who is a journalist by day and an actor by night.

Previous roles include Sarah in ‘Ragtime’, Paola (Pablo) in ‘Sister Act’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Pippin’ and ‘West Side Story’.

SHEREE V CAMPBELL (Miranda)

FAMILY SECRETS by James Hutchison

SHEREE V CAMPBELL @DontForgetTheV is a multidisciplinary artist, actor, stage manager, director, mover, singer and song-writer-of-many-things. Recent credits: Crushed (SM-WOW Café), Trojan Women (Kassandra, Festival Coordinator-La MaMa ETC), Odyssey & *mark (SM-Magis), Golden: Black Boy Joy (SM, Movement Coach, Performer-House of Mark West), Miracle in Rwanda (PSM-Theatre Row, United Nations). Sheree is founder-creator of @FluxFlowGrow & member of Magis Theatre Company and Co-Op Theatre East. Education: LIU Post- MA Theatre, BS Adolescence Education- English | dontforgetthev.wordpress.com/welcome

GIULIANA CARR* (Lizzie)

WHEN I DREAM by Russ Cusick

Giuliana Carr was recently seen as Hannah Stern in the premiere of Mrs. Stern Wanders the Prussian State Library at Luna Stage. She can be seen in a number of short films circling film festivals, or with the sketch troupe Bad Jokes for a Good Cause which raises money for a different cause every show.

www.giulianacarr.com.

EMILY CORDES (Agnes)

THE PEARLY GATES by Michael Susko

Emily Cordes is an NYC-based stage, film, and new media actress. Recent roles include Cookie in Computer Dating  (Genoveva Productions), Tess in Sam Did Something (Patch Works), and Tina Caruso in The Landstuhl Chronicles (The Kraine Theatre). She has also co-created devised plays with Tapestry Collective and The Laboratory of Soul, and is currently developing So Sad, So Sexy,  a devised play about the fetishization of mentally ill women.  http://tinyurl.com/emilyscordes.

RUSS CUSICK* (Owen/Parson Brown)

WHEN I DREAM by Russ Cusick/FAMILY SECRETS by James Hutchison

Russ Cusick (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) is honored to be working with the Alternative Theatre Company again! Recent credits: Mr. Y in Faculty Portrait at IRT, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at MST&DA, Joe in Into the Arms (as part of Altered Minds) for the Alternative Theatre Company, Scott in Comfort Zones at the Kraine Theatre, and the Constable in Henry V at ATA.  Upcoming: Russ will be playing Admetus in the Magis Theatre Company’s production of Thornton Wilder’s, The Alcestiad, this June.

JOHN DEFILIPPO (Walt)

THE GREAT WHATEVER by Barbara Lindsay

John DeFilippo is excited to be taking on his second collaboration with TATCO, after appearing in Russell Nichols' Warpaholics Anonymous last year. He recently appeared online in The Show Must Go Online's Henry VI Part 2 and the SayThingsBetter Shakespeare Sonnet Marathon. He'll be making his debut with EPIC Players in A Midsummer Night's Dream this Fall 2020. IG: johndefilippo115

ANDREA GALLO* (Sister Shelia)

BANGING HEADS by Terence Patrick Hughes

Andrea Gallo is excited to be working with The Alternative Theater Company on her first virtual reading. Theater work includes: Good People, The Last Romance, Murderers, A View From The Bridge, As Bees In Honey Drown, Italian-American Reconciliation, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, Lettice and Lovage, I’m Not Rappaport, Broomstick, Donna Orbits the Moon, The Respectful Prostitute, Ring Round the Moon. Film and TV: Law and Order: SVU, Brooklyn Battery, The Query, Chasing Taste, Across Dot Ave.

ERINN HOLMES* (Mrs. Peters)

INVISIBILITY by Russell Nichols

Erinn Holmes is an Illinois native, now based in NYC.  Recent projects include short films Nesting (Radiovisor), Jump (Cardboard Llama), and Water Melts (VR short, 2019 Tribeca Film Festival; Lilian Mehrel, Mary Evangelista, Ting Liu), web series Naysayer (Narrative Creep), and TV pilot Franklin Street Station (Marabella Entertainment & Education).  Recent theater: Catapult! (Theater for the New City), Dick Pix (Theaterlab), Jericho (Attic Theater).  Heartfelt thanks to Judy, Russell, Celine, and the entire BelieveAbility family.

JANEL KOLOSKI (Amy)

FAMILY SECRETS by James Hutchison

Janel Koloski is a graduate of The William Esper Studio. She recently made her Apple TV debut  in a new M. Night Shyamalan series. Her recent theater work includes Life in the Rye and Altered Minds Plays.  Janel has hosted for The Travel Channel, Thrillist, Now This, and her own series, Janel’s Awkward Life. She is an advocate for human trafficking survivors and individuals with autism.  She volunteers with RestoreNYC and Nomi Network.

MIA KYLER (Acting Intern/Stage Directions)

BELIEVEABILITY

Mia Kyler played Zane in It Gets Better as part of Altered Minds with The Alternative Theater Company while Understudying many of the other women's roles last season.  She is a student at Barnard College of Columbia University studying theatre and sociology. 

JAKE LESH* (Roger Ellis)

VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS by Cary Pepper

Jake Lesh  is pleased to be returning to The Alternative Theatre Company, where he was last seen in Altered Minds. Select NY roles include Mr. Darcy (Hudson Warehouse), Don Armado (Titan Theatre Co.) and Tybalt (The Drilling Company). Lesh has performed in a wide variety of regional theatre, most notably playing the role of Cyrano de Bergerac at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of Actor’s Equity! Instagram: jake_fabulesh Website: www.jakelesh.com

CAMILLE MAZUREK* (Amanda)

THE GREAT WHATEVER by Barbara Lindsay

Camille Mazurek was recently nominated for a best actress award for her performance as Nelly in Nelly’s Dream at the Riant Theatre’s Strawberry Festival. She has toured nationally with Poetry Alive! Inc. and Theatreworks USA. Camille spent a season at the St. Croix Festival Theatre and has appeared in countless productions in New York City. Favorite roles include: Dottie Otley in Noises Off; Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. She has played the title roles in Lysistrata; Becky’s New Car; The Totally True, Completely Fictional Story of the Mother of Jesse James; and Julius Caesar.  Film/TV/Web: Ghost Stories on UPN, Latin Boys Go to Hell, Reflex, Jane Street, Hardbat, and two appearances on The Onion News Network. Look for her fun portrayal of a kooky cult member in the soon to be released indie film The Girl in the Straw Hat.

DEREK POWELL (Father Dan)

BANGING HEADS by Terence Patrick Hughes

Derek Powell is thrilled to be making his debut with the Alternative Theater Company. Recently, Derek was Paris in Romeo and Juliet (RedHouse), Jervis in Daddy Long Legs (CFTA Homer), and The Prince in Grimm Cinderella (Breadcrumbs Productions). Later this summer Derek will be playing Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost (SSITP), and then devising a new play entitled Hypothetical News Magazine with Building Company Theater, which will premier this fall. You can also catch Derek as Alex in the original musical Love is Love is Love which will hit the stage spring of 2021. For more information, visit loveisloveislovethemusical.com.

FLORENCE PAPE (Grandma/Mrs. Mendelson)

FAMILY SECRETS by James Hutchison/VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS by Cary Pepper

Florence Pape  Theatre: Marti English in Mints by George Cameron Grant (Secret Theatre, Manhattan Rep) Wendy in Grant’s Lovers Kiss (Manhattan Rep. and Think Fast Festival), Mae West in Laugh Supper, Connie Conrad in He’s Your Daddy  (Manhattan Rep), Doris in Can You Hear Me Now?, Dottie in It Gets Better, Lucy in Criminally Insane  (Alternative Theater), Helene Berman in Significant Other, Lavinia Penniman in The Heiress and Marietta Claypoole in Regrets Only, Nutley Little Theatre, Motherhood Out Loud and Virginia in Three Viewings, Hackensack Performing Arts and Hoboken Library. Favorite roles at Hudson Theatre Ensemble: Joanne in Company, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Reba in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Ouisier in Steel Magnolias, and many others.  florence@fpls.com

PAUL THOMAS RYAN* (Dad)

FAMILY SECRETS by James Hutchison

Paul Thomas Ryan: Thank you to Celine Havard and David Malinsky for the opportunity to be a part of this project.  NYC credits: Henry in Phone Friend and Ted in Hang Ups both with The Alternative Theatre Company’s Altered Minds play festival, What Was Lost, Tennessee Williams Abingdon Theatre, A Brand New World Max Balbier Theatre Row, Me and Violet Brooks Mr. Kane The Robert Moss Theatre, 28 Marchant Avenue Joe Kennedy Jr. The Clarion Theatre, Other: Concerts Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theatre, 54 Below Green Room 42 member Actors Equity/SAG-AFTRA paulthomasryan.com                                                  

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AYLA SCHWARTZ* (Devora)

FANATIC by Judy Dodd

Ayla Schwartz, originated the role of Young Elsa in the original Broadway cast of Frozen the Musical. Pre-Broadway: Frozen/Buell Theatre (Young Elsa). Regional: Miracle Worker/Queens Theatre  (Helen Keller). In Concert: Into The Woods (Little Red), Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (Martha Crachit). Cast Recording: Frozen The Broadway Musical. TV: Hunters/Amazon Prime (Bat Mitzvah Girl), Butterbean’s Café/Nickelodeon (Zara). Voice Overs: Disney Frozen 2  Elsa Doll (Elsa), Nick Jr. Digital Games. Thank you to TATCo for this meaningful opportunity! Instagram: @ayla.schwartz

ALYSSA SIMON* (Morah Ruth)

FANATIC by Judy Dodd

Alyssa Simon.selected credits: The Marriage Of Alice B. Toklas By Gertrude Stein (Alice, NYT Critics Pick), Drs. Jane and Alexander (Dr. Jane, HERE), Arendt-Heidegger (Hannah Arendt, Theater For The New City). She is a member of Gemini CollisionWorks, creators of sci-fi comedy podcast Life With Althaar (Lt. Frall) and also plays multiple roles on radio comedy Dr. Pinscher by Stephen Bracco. www.alyssasimon.com

LISA TRACY* (Betty Jean)

THE PEARLY GATES by Michael Susko

LISA TRACY was last seen in Forgiveness at the Paradise Factory Theatre. She appeared in 13 Minutes in TATCo's 2019 Summer series. Lisa has performed off-Broadway, regionally, throughout Europe, and on a cruise ship. She wrote a two-person show, How Did That Happen? which she performed at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Lisa would like to believe that we get the life and death we deserve. Love to C, N & J.

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