Cast of June 25th Reading: RESIST
BROGHANNE JESSAMINE (Katherine)
Originally from Scotland, Broghanne moved to New York City in 2012 to study performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has performed in theatre, film and voiceover in New York City. Before moving to New York, Broghanne participated in numerous cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to bring theatre and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience.
ALI ANDRE ALI (HE)
(That's All There Is Folks)
Ali Andre Ali is an actor and musician based in New York. Some of his recent credits include American Dreams (Cleveland Public Theatre), Cereals (The Flea), Are We at War Yet? (The Lark), Tear a Root from the Earth (New Ohio) and the 48 Hour Forum (Noor Theatre). As a musician he writes and performs with his music duo fajjr+ali. Their first three singles are available on all major streaming platforms. Ww.aliandreali.com.
MAX BECKMAN (RICK)
(A Little Thing)
Max Beckman 2017 B.F.A. NYU Tisch: ETW, Stonestreet Studios, ITW (Amsterdam, NL), Ultimate Theatre Workshop (Bali, ID), Ted Sluberski, Brian O’Neal, Terry Knickerbocker, Kevin Kuhlke, Jen Rudolph (AGR), Per Brahe. Film/TV: Infiltrated (Pre-Production/Co-Star), Me, Myself & Will (Lead), Sauce (Lead), Myron (Lead), Water Me (Lead), The Quantum Suicide Experiment (Lead). Theatre: Wilding (Enchanted April/Off-Broadway), Romeo (Romeo & Juliet), Jokanaan (Salome), Actor (Sacred Sky, Sacred Earth/NYU Florence, Italy). Max is honored to be a part of this. www.maxbeckmanofficial.com
MARK J BECKS (Manny)
Mark J Becks usually does film and TV work as an actor, and is very excited to be a part of this production! He was featured in Men in Black 3, 30 Rock, Madam Secretary, and Are We There Yet? He is also a professional drummer and would like to thank all my acting coaches, especially Judy Dodd and Celine Havard for this great opportunity and their direction!
AUSTIN JENNINGS BOYKIN (He2)
(That's All There Is Folks)
Austin Jennings Boykin is a NY based actor. He has performed in New York with The 24 Hour Plays, Sleep No More, FringeNYC, The Gallery Players, The Secret Theatre, Emerging Artists Theatre and many other venues/companies. Regionally, he's worked with the Tennessee Williams Festival, Provincetown Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare & Company, and more. There's also been a few independent films and the occasional webseries. Training: William Esper, UNCSA.
JOHN CALIENDO (Milo)
JOHN CALIENDO. Most recently you can see John featured in the first ad campaign for WeWork. Select NYC/Regional credits: Good Daddy (Village Playwrights), Work Of Art (Manhattan Rep), The Wendigo (Stable Cable Lab Co.), Big Mistake (Greenhouse Ensemble Theatre), The Hurtling Stillness (Whitelisted Theatre Comp.), The Taming Of The Shrew (Underground Shakespeare Comp.) & Company (Bucks County Playhouse). www.john-caliendo.com
EMILY CORDES (Amanda's Attorney)
Emily Cordes is an NYC-based actress specializing in devised ensemble theatre. In art and life, she seeks to connect, provoke, and transcend. Recent roles include Kitty in "Yarns" (No Dominion Theatre Company), The Woman in "The Wonderful World of Science," (The Secret Theatre) and Kayle in "It's An Undead World After All," (Leela NYC Theatre Festival). She has also generated work with such groups as Tapestry Collective and The Laboratory of Soul. http://tinyurl.com/emilyscordes.
CHRISTOPHER CURTLAND (Rick)
(A Little Thing)
VChris Curtland is a marketing and communications coordinator for an architecture firm. He is not an actor, but he has acted and improvised before in some stuff. He thanks the #metoo Plays for this opportunity.
JEFFREY MARK CUSUMANO (Milo's Attorney, Rogers)
(The Proceeding/The Audition)
Jeffrey Mark Cusumano spent his early years living in Spain and Puerto Rico eventually settling in the suburban Philadelphia area. He has been guitar since the age of 12 and has played professionally in bands through the years. He graduated college at the University of Delaware with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. After college he studied method acting and began modeling and acting professionally. He started OTL Graphics and Design Inc., a business catering to the design needs of fashion and entertainment professionals. In addition to a running a successful business, he has also made a successful career as a professional model, commercial actor/host and spokesperson with an extensive on camera resume. Jeff hopes to transition into a career in the dramatic (or comedic) film and television industry.
JONATHAN DURAN (Male B)
Jonathan Duran began acting at the age of 18, in his father's independent films. Ten years later, Jonathan has developed a greater interest for theater acting.
CONOR ANDREW HALL (Andre and Hawley)
(Tip and The Audition)
Conor Andrew Hall is a New York-based actor from Michigan. He thanks the cast, production team, and the audience for contuing to add to a necessary conversation.
GRAINGER HINES (Heston)
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BRIAN KELLEY (Teen 1)
(When Guys Talk)
VBrian Kelley is a New York City-based actor, writer, and improviser, having lived in the city for twenty-one consecutive years. He has a long history of childhood theatre, doing student productions at Hunter College, and years of various improv and sketch comedy shows through his involvement with the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre. His gratitude extends to everyone who puts forth the #MeToo stories productions and drives theatre with a purpose.
SAVANNAH LLOYD (She)
(That's All There is Folks)
Savannah Lloyd (SHE in That’s All There Is Folks) is an actor and director originally from Idaho and raised in Colorado. She feels honored to be a part of the #metoo movement and continually strives to create socially conscious art. Recent NYC credits include Essie Carmichael (You Can’t Take It With You) and Mrs. Anderssen (A Little Night Music). BA Theatre graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. “Culture does not make people. People make culture.” -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. www.savannahlloyd.com
DUSTIN PAZAR (Ray)
Dustin Pazar is very excited to be performing in The #METOO PLAYS 2nd Reading. His recent performances include Jack (Vietnam Wives) at Manhattan Repertory Theater, Henry V (Henry V) at ShakesCon, Longeville (Love's Labour's Lost) at the American Theater for Actors, and Simon Stride/Spider (Jekyll & Hyde) at Biddeford City Theater. Thanks to his family, friends, and to his everything, CLD! http://www.dpazar16.wix.com/mysite
JOEY ROTTER (Logan)
Joey Rotter is very excited to be a part this, his second round of the #MeToo play series and contribute to this important dialogue. In the first part of this play series he played the Prince in Once Upon a Times Up and Officer 1 in Turned On.. He studies acting with HB Studio and the Barrow Group. He also enjoys working on sketch comedy and improv at UCB. A special thanks to Celine Lebeen, Hazen Cuyler and Frank Tangredi for this opportunity.
RUSTY RIEGELMAN (Customer)
(When Guys Talk)
In Follies singing and dancing as Emily Whitman at APAC.
Olympus On My Mind, Ann Corio's This Was Burlesque.
National tours of Sugarbabies Grease.
Adelaide in Guys and Dolls; Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday.
She has been teaching pottery for 25 years in NYC and married to her wonderful playwrighting husband, Mark
SPENCER SCOTT (Male A)
Spencer Scott trained at Syracuse University and HB Studio. Film credits include: Suck It Up Princess (Jack), Girl Don’t Change a Thing (Gabriel) Stage credits include: The Master and Margarita (Mathew), The House of Yes (Anthony), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge), and The Boys Next Door (Barry) He is a proud member of The Greenhouse Ensemble
LILY SONDIK (Amanda)
Lily Sondik is a New York City based actress. She graduated from Laguardia Arts High School and George Washington University. She is a current member of the resident acting company at the Flea theater "The Bats" and was most recently seen in their main stage production of Ms. Estrada. She is excited and honored to be involved in this important and topical series of #metoo plays.
YUCHING TSAI (Gen)
(A Small Thing)
Yuching Tsai (Gen) -
Originally from Taiwan, Yuching is a trilingual actress and producer in both film and theater based in NYC. Her recent film/TV credits include festivals-selected Winter Cabin (also written and produced), Hospo, En Passant; theater credits include Foreign Voices Are Us (also produced), August 8 1974. She is also a proud AMDA grad and currently training with Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. Find out more about her on: www.yuchingtsai.com
SEAN WALSH (Kyle)
Sean Walsh is an actor and director currently living in and working out of his native city, New York. He is honored to be teaming back up with Hazen Culyer (director) on another Frank Tangreti play for our participation in a series as significant as are of the Me Too plays. For more information on Sean Walsh and his work visit SeanWalsh.online
SHAWNA WIGNEY (She2)
That's All There Is Folks
Shawna is an actress and writer that calls Canada and The Cayman Islands her home. Her most recent credits include playing the title role in Edward Allan Baker’s Dolores, at Under St. Marks’s Theatre, and Sad Indie Love Song by Steve McMahon at IRT Theater, as well as The Bridge Street Theater in Catskill, NY. She is super excited to be part of this reading series supporting art and activism at the same time.