Cast of July 30th Reading: PERSIST
LISA (Washington Monument)
Reanna Armellino is the Managing Director of The Greenhouse Ensemble. For more information about Greenhouse, and Reanna, check out www.greenhouseensemble.com and www.reannaarmellino.com
THE ACTOR (He Said, He Said)
Torenzo Blair is from Hampton, VA. He is honored to a part of this production. Theatre: Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Bynum Walker), Much Ado about Nothing (Dogberry) and many more. TV: “Evil Talks” (Discovery ID)
BFA in Theatre Performance from Hampton University. Thanks to family and educators for their love and support.
DOUGLAS EVERETT DAVIS
PHIL SMITH (Wounded Warrior) DANIEL JOHSON (If Only It Were True)
Originally from California, Doug came to NYC in 1999 believing he wanted to be a writer. He wrote and performed stand-up comedy, got picked for a J-Crew catalogue, and began acting in student films, off-off-broadway plays, and studying acting. He has since played Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill, a supporting role in last year’s Sundance winner, Beach Rats, earned an MBA and most importantly, is raising two lovely children with his wife in Brooklyn.
Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
CHARLIE (Washington Monument)
Riley began his acting career in the Pacific Northwest, where he worked in film, television, and theatre. Notable roles included Prince Eric in the stage production of The Little Mermaid, as well as a guest-star role on TNT's television series Leverage. Since moving to New York, Riley has continued to perform both on stage and behind the camera. He is thankful for the opportunity to be part of "The #metoo Plays" and hopes that the dialogue continues.
ANN SMITH (Wounded Warrior)
Tiffany Esteb was recently in Queens (pilot), and played the Duke of York in Richard II with Muse of Fire Theatre Company in Los Angeles. She has done many plays in New York, including The Victim (Jewel Theatre) and Marfa Lights (INTAR). Her independent film credits include Now, Forager and Second Chance. She studied acting with Austin Pendleton and at RADA’s summer classical theatre program.
TORI (Gift For a Dying Father)
Recent theater work includes scene showcasing with Turn to Flesh Productions as Portia in Merchant of Venice and Marty in In Flight, Shakespeare & Co. as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and South Coast Rep. as Charlotte in The Mysteries of Love and Sex. Training includes Shakespeare & Co. Month Long Intensive and South Coast Repertory’s Acting Intensive Program Daryl also enjoys audiobook narrating, horseback riding, and aerial silks.
THE ASSISTANT (He Said, He Said)
As a recent alumna, spring class of 2018, of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Isabel Lorraine is delighted to be performing her first post academic production as The Assistant in “He Said, He Said”, by Judy Dodd. She is passionate about this project and cannot wait to share the work with you. Classically trained, Isabel is also a 2015 summer program alumna of The New York Film Academy. She is a native of Michigan now based in New York City. When she’s not acting she enjoys exploring the city. She hopes you have an amazing experience of engagement with this production and enjoy the show!
Leah Miller hails from New Jersey, and is excited to be part of the #MeToo plays! Leah has had some Improv training, as well as other various theater credits. In Leah's free time she enjoys speed stacking, watching Frasier on Netflix, and playing a banjo with only one string. Leah hopes everyone will enjoy the show, and be inspired as well. Leah is grateful to be part of a great cast, in a great production!
JUSTIN (The Bedroom Summit)
Anthony Notarile spent years as a Sports Anchor for NBC in Syracuse, but over the last year has jumped in to the acting world. The bulk of Anthony’s work has come in Film & Television, but he loves to perform on stage in plays as well. Outside of recently playing the lead in several Film/TV projects, Anthony studies and performs with UCB Improv. Along with UCB, he is also currently enrolled in an acting conservatory with The Barrow Group. Anthony has acted for companies such as NBC, CBS, WWE, Facebook Watch, and more.
BOYD (The Bedroom Summit)
Mike Rose is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s musical theatre program. He most recently premiered “The Last in the Arcade” at The Gallery Players. Regionally he was in South Pacific with Texas Family Musicals and Tarzan with Gretna Theatre! www.TheMikeRose.com
NINA (Women Who Love Science Too Much)
Lourdes Ruiz is an actor and a classically trained singer based in New York City. She was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in South Florida. Lourdes is a graduate of New York University. Lourdes works professionally on stage and in film as she continues her training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and is an Upright Citizens Brigade Improviser. Lourdes Ruiz is a member of SAG-AFTRA.
Lauren has performed at numerous theaters including Geva in Rochester, and several NY theaters including Playwrights Horizons, The Barrow Group, Urban Stages, and The Tennessee Williams Project. Television: Will and Grace, Still Standing, the voice of Lucy in A Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day. Film: My Dead Boyfriend, Admission, Revenge of the Green Dragons. www.laurenschaffel.com
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
TODD (Washington Monument)
Jared Scheinberg is grateful to be a part of The #metoo Plays reading series. With over 20 years experience in theater and film, Jared has acted and written for numerous projects and performs stand-up comedy. He'd like to thank his family and friends for their continued support and encouragement.
SENATOR (Washington Monumont)
William Shuman Plays: En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams, Equus, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Rocky Horror Show, It’s a Wonderful Life, Rattle of a Simple Man, The Glass Menagerie, Halls of Importance, No Moves Back, When the Cats Away, Witness, The Last Straw. And, many others. Films: “Hole in the Wall”, “Silent Madness,” “Street Walkin’,” “A Place Called Accident,” “Closer to You.” TV: All My Children, The Doctors, The Asylum.
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association
THE DIRECTOR (He Said, He Said)
Rob Skolits is happy to be part of the #metoo plays and working again with Celine Havard and Judy Dodd! Credits include Icebound (Metropolitan Playhouse),The Normal Heart(T for 2 at Lincoln Center),Burn This (Tokyo Arts),Copenhagen (Vineyard Playhouse), and Dancing At Lughnasa (HIlton Head). Film: “Shadows and Lies,” “Audible,” “Nobody’s Business” - Best Actor (LA Reel Film Festival)
* Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity
Juliette has been acting since the age of 6. She joined The Ensemble Theatre Community School where she studied for 2 years. Receiving a theatre scholarship to The Storm King School she then went on to visual arts where she learned to paint, costume, and design. She’s thrilled to be working with terrific director Judy Dodd and this great cast on Crush doing what she loves to do and working on such an important project.
MARIA (if Only It Were True)
Originally from Houston, Texas! Nicole is proud to be a Texan turned New Yorker. NYC- Julius Caesar (The Public), Coyote(New York Theatre Barn). Regional- Romeo and Juliet, Christmas Carol (Hartford Stage), We Foxes (Goodspeed Musicals), Children of Eden(Bayou City Theatrics). Film- Go Red For Women (American Heart Association). BFA Music Theatre from The Hartt School. Instagram: @nickivickivee www.nicolev.net
ANNA (Gift For a Dying Father)
Levana Wang is thrilled to be a part of the #MeToo plays! She is a recent graduate of LaGuardia HS’s drama department and a current student in the University of Michigan’s BFA Acting program. Recent select credits include: At the Table (Sophie; ELTC), Tha C-Mart (Yoojin; PlayPenn), You for Me for You (Junhee; University of Michigan). Levana thanks YOU for supporting the arts and the #MeToo movement.
JESSICA LONG (Wounded Warrior)
Samantha Wendorf is a native New Yorker and graduate of the T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre’s Conservatory in NYC. Alongside numerous film and new media projects, Samantha recently originated the role of the Refugee in the new experimental play, UPSTANDER BYSTANDER: FROM CAMP TO CAMP, as part of the Frigid Festival NYC in March 2018. She holds a B.S. from The City College of New York in Broadcast Journalism & Acting.