Cast of Altered Minds May Staged Reading

Bahar Beihaghi (Woman)

A History

Bahar trained in LeCoq and Method. Previous credits: Ismene (Greece 2014), Medea(Paris 2016), Samar in Red Wednesday(New York 2018), Laila in A Second Birth(New York 2019). MFA candidate at Actors Studio Drama School. BS in civil engineering in Iran. Bahar enjoys contemporary dance, singing and ballroom alongside her passion for Farsi and French languages. She is excited to draw attention to various important concepts of today’s world and her personal struggles as an immigrant artist in America by bringing life to WOMAN. She would like to dedicate this performance to her parents and sister in Iran.
 

SAMANTHA BROWNE-WALTERS* (Tamara)

Penny for your Traumas?

Sam’s theatrical debut was an off-Broadway production of Macbeth, later appearing in Hamlet with the Manhattan Playhouse and on Broadway in The Sound of Music  Since 1995 she has been in the annual concerts of PDQ Bach at Carnegie Hall. Sam was a principle on the ABC sitcom Life With Bonnie and was in the independent films, The Blue Marble and Pâté.  Other work includes the Roundabout’s The Children's Hour, and a solo performance for NYC Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion. After graduating from the Professional Performing Arts School, Sam went on to get a dual degree in Theater Arts and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University.

HILARY CHAPLAIN (Man)

A History

 Hilary Chaplain tours internationally with the award winning shows A Life In Her Day and The Last Rat in Theresienstadt. She appeared in Bill Irwin's Largely/New York and on Broadway in The Tempest  directed by George C. Wolfe. She played a featured role in Forrest Gump, and a lawyer on Law and Order Criminal Intent. Hilary entertained children with the Big Apple Circus Hospital Clown Program and is a founding member of the New York Goofs.

JUN CHEN (North)

JUMP

Jun has appeared in several independent short film productions and off-off-Broadway theater in New York City. Some of her favorite works include the lead role of Laura in New York Theater Festival’s Summerfest production of Angels in the Skies by Tenaj Smith and Westmoreland in Mary V, a feminist twist on Shakespeare’s Henry V as part of NYC International Fringe Fest 2018. She is currently part of a sketch comedy show Brooklyn Action News produced by American Candy. She is grateful to be a part of this beautiful work, and wants to thank Gina, Dan, and Nick.

TERRI GARBER (Julie Amber)

A Reflection from the Moon

You might recognize Ms. Garber from her many televisions and film roles such as The North & South Trilogy, Dynasty and As the World Turns, to name a few. She is very happy to be involved with The Alternative Theatre Company's Altered Minds. She is also always thrilled to be working with her husband, William Roudebush, director. The couple live in NYC with their Maltipoo, Boo.

VALERIE ANNE HUNTINGTON (Penny Monster)

Penny for your Traumas?

 Valerie is a New York City based actress who is originally from Northeast California. She is finishing here first year at the Actors Studio Drama School, getting an MFA in performance. Recent work includes a stage reading of Martina Majok’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Cost of Living (Ashland New Plays Festival), and Polina in Seagull (Southern Oregon University). She is extremely excited to be working with The Alternative Theater Company.

BROGHANNE JESSAMINE (Amy)

Penny for your Traumas?

 Originally from Scotland, Broghanne moved to New York City in 2012 to  study performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Broghanne has worked in Theatre (Elemental Women Productions, The #metoo Plays, The Seeing Place Theatre), Voiceover (Panda and Krash), Film and TV.  Prior to 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.

JAKE LESH *(Suit)

Crossroads of the World

Off Broadway: The #metoo Plays (Alternative Theatre Co). New York: Pride & Prejudice, The Three Musketeers 20 Years Later (Hudson Warehouse). Macbeth (The Drilling Company). The Edwin Booth Company Presents, Much Ado, King Lear, A Christmas Carol (Titan Theatre). Regional: Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, Much Ado (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Peter and the Star Catcher, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, A Christmas Carol (Hippodrome Theatre). Macbeth, As You Like It, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Door Shakespeare). Proud member of Actors’ Equity! @jake_fabulesh. Website:  www.jakelesh.com

SHARON LESSER *(Selena)

Hang-ups

Off-Broadway: In the Daylight, (McGinn/Cazale Theater), Twelfth Night, Tartuffe, (Pearl Theatre Company), Captivity Narrative (Playwrights Horizons) and Public Service (13th Street Repertory Theatre). TV: Tell Me A Story (CBS All Access), I Love You, But I Lied,  (Lifetime), Blue Bloods (CBS). Law & Order SVU, 30 Rock. Film: Drug Mule (Best Actress, Long Island Film Festival), Junction, Off Season (Best Actress, LIIFE), Baystate Blues. Proud member of Actors Equity.  Thanks to Celine and Paul for a wonderful and mentally healthy rehearsal process. www.sharonlesser.com.

LESLIE LYNN MEEKER *(Helen Adelson)

A Reflection from the Moon

LESLIE LYNN MEEKER has enjoyed a wide range of professional theatre experiences in NYC and regionally for many years. She most recently appeared in NYC as Arlene with The Stomping Ground Theare Company's production of Geoffrey Naufft's NEXT FALL and in Robert Siegel's STRANGER THAN A RHINO directed by William Roudebush in the 2018 NYC International Fringe Festival. Leslie Lynn is a longtime member of  AEA,SAG-AFTRA, and Polaris North Theatre Co-operative.


LINK:  www.LeslieLynnMeeker.com

KELLY MILLER* (Sam)

13 Minutes

KELLY is an actor, writer and producer whose latest film, Touchscreen, just began the festival circuit as an official selection of the 2019 Florida Film Festival. His on-screen work includes appearances in Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life and TV shows including Homeland, House of Cards, The Americans, The Godfather of Harlem and The Enemy Within. He is currently producing the documentary feature film Yankee Restraint.  www.kellymilleronline.com
 

NICK NAZARIO (Froggie)

Jump

Nick is new talent from Peekskill NY, proudly debuting with The Alternative Theater Company. Currently he is a performing arts student at West Chester Community College who has recently appeared in the college's musical production of Grease. Nick has also studied acting under Stephan Singer, Anthony Gillan and Sidse Ploug at The Barrow Group. When he's not thinking about the Titanic, Nick enjoys singing and sewing costumes. Sometimes at the same time.
 

PAUL THOMAS RYAN* (Ted)

Hang-ups

PAUL THOMAS RYAN: NYC, "What Was Lost" Tennessee Williams (orig. role) "23 Marchant Avenue” Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. (orig. role) “A Brand New World” Max Balbier (orig. role) “Me and Violet Brooks” Mr. Kane (orig. role) both with Three Act Theatre Company "The Weak Ones" Larry Gutman (orig. role) Concerts at 54 Below “Onward Victoria” with Jill Eikenberry "Nick and Nora" with Joanna Gleason, Barry Bostwick and Chris Sarandon “Voices United” starring Linda Eder, Beacon Theatre “I Love You… Now Change” Man 1 “Visiting Mr. Green” Ross “The Secret Garden” Lt. Shaw “Company” Bobby “Inside Private Lives” Bobby Sands (orig. role) Fremont Center, Pasadena, CA 59E59 Theatres NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Thanks to God for all the abundant blessings Proverbs 3v5-6

www.paulthomasryan.com

 LISA TRACY * (Bethany)

13 Minutes

 Lisa is excited to be in a show about such an important topic. Lisa has worked Off-Broadway, in regional theater, and in a European tour. Long ago, she performed on a cruise ship, where she met her husband, Colin. Her proudest achievement is having raised two terrific sons in Manhattan. Lisa also works helping executives improve their communication skills.

JASON YUDOFF (Homeless)

Crossroads of the World

Jason is an actor, musician and 1B from Brooklyn NY, has done 3,000+ voiceover sessions, co-starred as Lars on Fox TV’s Gotham, and his latest film Rock Paper Scissors will premiere this summer. Musically, his solo albums made the Official Grammy Ballots in 12 categories including ‘Album of the Year’ & ‘Best New Artist’, and he has performed for President George W. Bush, at Carnegie Hall and on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’. JasonYudoff.com for all the things 🏻

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*Actors Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association