Cast/Crew of RESIST/PERSIST
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
CONNOR AUSMAN (Teen 1, Male A)
When Guys Talk, Some Boys
Connor Ausman is a Sophomore at Marymount Manhattan College majoring in Acting with a Musical Theater minor. He is currently in his school’s production of We’re Gonna Be Okay by Basil Kreimendahl. Previously he has been a part of Powerhouse Theater’s 2018 program at Vassar College. Thanks to Celine Harvard for this amazing opportunity!
MARK J. BECKS (Manny)*, Administrative Assistant, and AD
Mark J. Becks (AEA) usually does film and TV work as a SAG-AFTRA actor, and is very excited and honored to be a part of this special theater production! He co-starred in 30 Rock and Are We There Yet? and was featured in Men in Black 3, Madam Secretary, and Sisters. He has been in the NY Fringe Festival and is also a professional drummer. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and all his acting coaches, especially Judy Dodd and Celine Havard for this great opportunity!
ERIN BRADFORD (Chloe, Steph)
Can You Hear Me Now?, Crush
This is Erin Bradford's Off-Broadway debut! Her selected Regional and Educational Theater credits include The Cherry Orchard, This Property is Condemned, The Write Stuff (Florida Studio Theater), The Boy who Liked Pulling Hair (Florida Studio Theater), Hansel and Gretel (Jean’s Playhouse), The Little Mermaid (Jean’s Playhouse), Cinderella (Roebuck Theater Co), FST Improv (Florida Studio Theater). Recent graduate of Muhlenberg College. www.ErinBradford.net @3rinBradford
SAMANTHA BROWNE-WALTERS (Angela)*
Samantha Browne-Walters’ (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) theatrical debut was at age four in 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 principal on the ABC sitcom “Life With Bonnie” and appeared in the independent films, “The Blue Marble” and “Pâté”. Browne-Walters was in the Roundabout’s The Children's Hour, and sang a solo performance for NYC Mayor Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion. She graduated from the Professional Performing Arts School, appearing in, Godspell, Honk!, Dear Edwina, Gypsy, and Urinetown. Browne-Walters graduated from Brandeis University with a dual degree in Theater Arts and Environmental studies, after performing in Cabaret, A View From the Bridge and starring in Dead Man’s Cell Phone.
ISAAC CONNER (Todd, Male B)
Washington Monument, Some Boys
Isaac J. Conner is a stage, screen, and voice actor/director, based in NYC since the beginning of 2018.
Prior to the move, he founded Billtown Burlesque in PA and traveled extensively to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and the state’s neighboring cities for acting work. Previous roles include his favorite as Rev. Hale (The Crucible). Conner thanks his PA theater family for teaching him so much, and he feels honored to be a part of The #metoo Plays!
LLEWELYN CONNOLLY (The Director)
He Said, He Said
Llewellyn Connolly is a dual UK/US national living in NY. A graduate of the William Esper Studio, he made his first appearance Off-Broadway as Camilo in A Winter’s Tale at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Other highlights include Schultz in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales at La Mama and El Cowboy in Troy which premiered at the Public Theater. Despite being viewed as a lovely father and friend, he is often cast as the villain.
EMILY CORDES (Amanda's Attorney)
Emily Cordes is an NYC-based actress specializing in devised ensemble theater. In art and life, she seeks to connect, provoke, and transcend. Recent roles include Moira in The Pre-History of More, (Egg & Spoon Theater Collective), Kitty in Yarns (No Dominion Theater Company), & The Woman in The Wonderful World of Science (The Secret Theater). She has also generated work with such groups as Tapestry Collective and The Laboratory of Soul. http://tinyurl.com/emilyscordes.
CHRISTOPHER CURTLAND (Kyle, Milo)
Tip, The Proceedings
Chris Curtland enjoys acting and improvising. He thanks Celine Havard and The Alternative Theater Company, and the Greenhouse Ensemble!
JEFFREY CUSUMANO (Milo's Attorney)
Jeffrey Mark Cusumano spent his early years living in Spain and Puerto Rico eventually settling in the suburban Philadelphia area. He has been playing guitar since the age of 12 and has performed professionally in bands throughout the years. He graduated college from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor’s 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 crafted a successful career as a professional model, host, spokesperson and actor with an extensive on camera resume. Cusumano has recently booked television commercials for Peloton fitness, and Hilton Hotels as well as dramatic roles on the web series The Perfect Murder and the independent film Medium Rare.
DOUGLAS DAVIS (Daniel Johnson, Phil Smith)
A Criminal Report, Wounded Warrior
Douglas Davis is originally from California, He 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 catalog, 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, Younger, Constance, and Odd Mom Odd. Most importantly, Davis is raising two lovely children with his wife in Brooklyn.
PRISCILLA STAR DIAZ (Sherry)
Priscilla Diaz is a proud Latin actress born and raised in NYC. She is a recent graduate from Denison University where she studied Theater and Education. She earned a scholarship at the American Theater Wing SpringboardNYC program, with renowned artists such as Kate Burton. Diaz made her first NYC theater appearance in an Off-Off Broadway show DIASPORA, TX at Theater 54 and recently landed a lead role in RELEASE directed by Adel Morales. In her early career, she landed her first television role on the Emmy Award Winning Children’s show, The Electric Company working closely with renowned creatives such as Lin- Manuel Miranda. Diaz' first film debut included her very own documentary feature called P.Star Rising. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won "Best Documentary Feature" at the Heartland Film Festival. Diaz now continues her work as a full-time actress in NYC and is very excited to be a part of the The #metoo Plays cast and movement!
RILEY DONAHUE (Charlie)
Riley Donahue has been in NYC for just over a year. Before his arrival he was in Seattle where he appeared in numerous productions on screen and stage. He is pleased to be a part of a production that is trying to make the world a better place. Donahue will also be becoming a father any moment now, so if he runs off stage you'll know why.
TIFFANY ESTEB (Ann Smith)
Tiffany Esteb recently did Queens (pilot), and played the Duke of York in Richard II with Muse of Fire Theater 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 theater program.
NICOLE FLENDER (Michelle)*
Can You Hear Me Now?
Nicole Flender started performing at the age of nine with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. She graduated from the High School of Performing Arts and Yale University. She performed in New York, regionally and on tour in such shows as A Chorus Line, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and Hello Dolly. Flender was directed by Celine Havard in Angela Kay Harbanks for the Greenhouse Ensemble. She is married to Marc Chalamet and is the mother of Pauline and Timothée.
JON FREDA (Senator)*
Jon Freda’s film credits include Luc Besson’s The Family with Robert De Niro, Run with Eric Roberts, and recently Big Time Adolescence with Jon Cryer. His recent TV credits include The Blacklist, and Law & Order SVU. His NY theater credits, include George Tabori’s Mein Kampf, and Imagine Dat! a solo show about Jimmy Durante, and regionally in Over The River and Through The Woods, and Breaking Legs. Co-writer of nine time awarded screenplay Say Nothing. Jonfreda.com
CONOR ANDREW HALL (Andre, Martin)
Tip, Hometown Premier
Conor Andrew Hall is a New York-based actor from Michigan and member of the Greenhouse Ensemble. He thanks the cast, crew, and #metoo plays team for their contribution to this necessary conversation.
BROGHANNE JESSAMINE (Lisa)
Broghanne Jessamine is originally from Scotland and moved to New York City in 2012 to study performance at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Since graduating she has performed in theater, film and voice over in New York City. Before moving to New York, Jessamine participated in numerous cultural festivals throughout Scotland and in Germany to bring theater and performance that explores social issues to a wider audience.
JOSEPH KNIPPER (Man)
Joseph Salvatore Knipper’s Off-Off Broadway credits include: Collaborators/Storm Theater; Much Ado About Nothing/Hudson Warehouse; Medea/Onomatopoeia; His Girl Friday/Hudson Warehouse, Julius Caesar/Onomatopoeia. | Web/TV: Mysteries at the Museum/Travel Channel; The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas/Investigation Discovery; Taking Sides/Vgraf Live. Knipper is the Outreach Associate of Turn to Flesh Productions, which you can learn more about here: http://www.turntoflesh.org. You can donate to Knipper’s favorite feminist charity at http://www.sistersoflife.org/. You can hire him and see his upcoming projects at www.josephsalvatoreknipper.com
JAKE LESH (The Actor)*
He Said, He Said
Jake Lesh is thrilled to be making his debut at The Alternative Theater Company! Since recently moving to New York, he has acted with such theater as Titan Theater Co, Hudson Warehouse, and The Drilling Company. Lesh has also worked with numerous theaters on the regional circuit, most notably playing the role of Cyrano de Bergerac at Texas Shakespeare Festival. Proud member of Actor’s Equity! IG: jake_fabulesh www.jakelesh.com
ISABEL LORRAINE (The Assistant)
He Said, He Said
Isabel Lorraine is a recent alumna, spring class of 2018, of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and is delighted to be performing 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, Lorraine 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!
ANASTASIA MARCHELOS (Waitress, Mom's Voice, Dispatcher, and Production Manager)
When Guys Talk, The Bedroom Summit, Elevator Repair
Anastasia Marchelos is thrilled to be performing in The #metoo Plays. Previous credits include Electra at the Queens Theatre, and Everyone’s Carol at both the Morgan Library and St. Marks last December. She received her BFA at Adelphi University, a place that not only helped her grow as an artist, but also as an advocate and feminist. She’s thrilled to bring those parts with her on stage today. Thank you to her family, friends, cast and crew. Marchelos is also graciously serving as our Production Manager, to which we are very thankful!
CAMILLE MAZUREK (Bella)*
Camille Mazurek has toured nationally with Poetry Alive! Inc. and TheatreworksUSA; spent a season at the St. Croix Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin; and 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. 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.
LEAH MILLER (Lily)
Leah Miller is from the other side of the river, in New Jersey. She is honored to be a part of such an important and relevant project like The #metoo Plays. Miller is currently in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree. When not acting, Miller enjoys speed stacking and playing the banjo. Miller thanks all the talented people involved in the show, as well as the talented people who made it all happen!
BLAINE MIZER (Boyd)
The Bedroom Summit
Blaine Mizer is very excited and grateful to take part in such an important project with The #metoo Plays! He would like to thank Celine Havard for this opportunity! You can catch I'm in the upcoming fourth season of Angie Tribeca on TBS. He will also be playing Paris in Greenhouse Ensembles upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet this spring. Cheers!
ANTHONY NOTARILE (Justin)
The Bedroom Summit
Anthony Notarile, 25, is a stage and screen actor who feels his job as an actor is to evoke emotions from the viewer in every scene he is a part of. On stage, Notarile recently performed as Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Improv Comedy is another true passion for this actor. Notarile has performed in over a dozen shows for UCB. As far as training, Anthony has studied at The Barrow Group, HB Studio, and UCB. For more information on this actor, visit anthonynotarile.com
FLORENCE PAPE (Donna)
Can You Hear Me Now?
Florence Pape’s credits include: Principal- Major Pharmaceutical Company Commercial; Grandma-Side Effects, Rutgers Filmmaking Center; Mints-United Solo, Theater Row, won Best Play at Manhattan Rep & Best Play & Best Actress for Pape at Secret Theater; Lavinia Penniman-Heiress, Nutley Little Theater; Virginia-Three Viewings, Hackensack Performing Arts; Teacher-P.T.A. Are All Cannibals , Manhattan Rep; Wendy-Lovers Kiss, Manhattan Rep, Theater Project’s Think-Fast Festival (nominated Best Actress); Marsha Klein-Split Decision, OLT’s One-Act Festival; Marietta Claypoole- Regrets Only, Nutley Little Theater; Philena-Lover of Mankind, JC-Theater. Hudson Theatre Ensemble: Joanne-Company, Reba Freitag-Last Night of Ballyhoo, Martha-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
DUSTIN PAZAR (Ray)
Dustin Pazar is very excited to be performing in the role of Ray in Elevator Repair in The #metoo Plays Showcase Production. His recent performances include Fred (In Your Dreams) at NYC Summerfest, Henry V (Henry V) at ShakesCon, Longeville (Love's Labour's Lost) at the American Theater for Actors, and Simon Stride/Spider (Jekyll & Hyde). Boston College, B.A. in Theater. Thanks to his family, friends, and CLD! http://www.dpazar16.wix.com/mysite
ZAHYDE PIETRI (Maria Thomas)
A Criminal Report
Zahydé Pietri is a Puerto Rican actress and artist living in NYC. She has a BA in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico and has trained with prestigious theater companies Malayerba (Ecuador) and Yuyachkani (Perú). Her sculpture and photography collaboration "Fresh Faces” has been exhibited in Paris, Taiwan and NYC. Favorite roles include Catalina in the world premiere of The Waters of Friendship at LATEA and many characters for Writopia’s Worldwide Plays Festival.
RUSTY RIEGELMAN (Customer)*
When Guys Talk
Rusty Riegelman is proud to be performing in The #metoo Plays. She recently performed as Emily in the AIPAC production of Follies, which won for Best Ensemble at the Innovative Theater Awards. Favorite roles include: Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, Delores (Murray the Furrier's Wife) in Olympus On My Mind, and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls.
JOEY ROTTER (Logan)
Joey Rotter is excited to be playing "Logan" in Tip, performing in his second piece written by Frank Tangredi. Rotter most recently performed at the Secret Theater's Long Island City One Act Play Festival, playing "Scott" in The Unspeakable Passion of Mitch Devoe (winner, best actor). Rotter studies acting with Austin Pendleton at HB Studio and Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. He is thrilled to be a part of this play series and to contribute to this important dialogue.
KAVION SABIO (Teen 2)
When Guys Talk
Kavion Sabio, an old mellow soul, brings a soothing sound to the modern era which his music seamlessly conveys. It's for those aiming to ease the stress this crazy world is constantly throwing out on a daily basis. When the headlines become too much, Sabio's music is there to act as an audible comfort blanket. From the emotional subtlety of "Tears Of The Moon" to his first time experimenting with GarageBand bass and drum loops in "Memories," each and every track he puts his creative hands-on creates content resonance. Now he’s ready to add his vocals to the mix. Sabio does not plan on stopping until all his goals are met. Right now he is focused on completing his EP "Work In Progress". Paired with his drive to bring soul back, it's only a matter of time before he is heard in media outlets around the world.
LAUREN SCHAFFEL (Katie)*
Lauren Schaffel most recently starred in Observance at the NY Fringe, has performed at numerous theaters including Geva in Rochester, Arizona Theater Company, 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
CORRIEANNE STEIN (Lyn)*
Corrieanne Stein is thrilled to be making her Off-Broadway debut! Her previous work includes: Broadway Billy Elliot (Margaret Gormley, u/s Debbie) (Original cast). International Sandals (Beaches) – Creativiva, Treasure Island (Ma Hawkins); Jungle Book (Raksha); Dolce Vita (Maria); Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit). Regional Olney Theatre, Over the Tavern (Annie Pazinski); Signature Theatre Saving Aimee (Scandalous) (Roberta); Education: Rider University BFA. Proud member of AEA since 2008; SAG-AFTRA.
FAITH TAYLOR (Girl 1, Amanda)
Two Girls, The Proceedings
Faith Taylor is grateful to be making her Off-Broadway showcase debut in an event that is so personally meaningful, which she calls extremely necessary. She is a graduating Senior in the BFA Acting program at Marymount Manhattan College. Some of her favorite roles include Marge Murray/Fred Phelps in The Laramie Project, performed at New York Live Arts, Esmeralda the fortune teller in Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth and Lilly Marino from Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born.
CLARA TRISTAN (Girl 2)
Clara Tristan is an actress based in New York City. Among her film credits include The Unknown (TVN Series), The Retrievers (Adam Johns), Panama Canal Stories (Manglar Films). Her professional credits include And The Trees Fall Down, A Midsummer Night Dream, Spring Awakening The Musical. email@example.com Not every theater piece is an illusion though. Sometimes we tell stories of real people that have gone through hardship to even share their story. I feel deeply connected to the stories that will be relived tonight. Thank you Celine and team for taking on the responsibility that the message of this production carries. “Theater. A magnificent illusion. An illusion that I am willing to take on for life.”
Production Stage Manager
Genevieve Trapani has been a devoted participant in various disciplines of theater and the arts since her conception. As a member of a family with deep ties in the theater community, she was constantly surrounded by creativity. Ms. Trapani began acting in elementary school and continued throughout high school. During these formative years, she also gained experience working behind the stage. Ms. Trapani was the house manager for The Baker’s Wife with Ensemble Theater Community School in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania. At the age of 16, she worked as a stagehand on an Off-Off Broadway production of As You Like It with Alexa Kelly and the Pulse Ensemble Theatre. Although Ms. Trapani’s primary passion is in the sciences, she has thoroughly enjoyed organizing and coordinating the production of the #metoo plays. She will undoubtedly continue participating in the arts for many years to come!
SAMANTHA WENDORF (Jessica Long)
Samantha Wendorf is a native New Yorker and graduate of the T. Schreiber Studio & Theater’s Conservatory in NYC. Alongside numerous film and new media projects underway, Wendorf recently originated the role of the Refugee in the new experimental play, UPSTANDER BYSTANDER: FROM CAMP TO CAMP, as part of the 2018 Frigid Festival NYC. She holds a B.S. from The City College of New York in Broadcast Journalism & Acting.
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