T. Schreiber Studio Honorary Council
Debra Jo Rupp
John Patrick Shanley
T. Scheiber Studio Board of Directors
Summer can be seen and heard on television and radio (commercials and shows), screen, and NY & regional stages.
Producing projects include: Off-Broadway: Reading Under the Influence, Stain, In The Daylight, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (revival). Off-Off Broadway: Playing with Fire, Between the Lines, TUNE iN, Love Angst & the Way In, Looking for Limerance, Crazy Head Space (workshop).
As President of the Board at T. Schreiber Studio, she serves on the Fundraising/Special Events and Strategic Planning Committees.
Kim J. Hartswick is presently the Academic Director of CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, a degree granting institution that encourages students to work closely with faculty mentors in developing an individualized course of study. He earned a Ph.D. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology and taught for over two decades at The George Washington University prior to moving with his wife to NYC in 2001. Besides being Vice President of the T. Schreiber board he is also President of the Chamber Orchestra of New York, a non-profit organization that supports young professional musicians through live performances and recordings.
Marina McCreery, whether she was at Marymount School or Wellesley Marina always loved theatre. Her theatrical aspirations accompanied her running a corporation at 26 through a career in medicine at NYC hospitals. While auditioning for Terry Schreiber @1990 she had her dreams in sight soon studying with Terry and Betty Buckley. She appeared in plays at TSS, Ensemble Studio and off-Broadway (“Portia Coughlan”) receiving notable reviews (NYTimes). She starred in “March” (Indie film) directed staged readings, among them Arthur Giron’s “Edith Stein” at the Player’s Club. She wrote, produced and directed “Walter Winchell” (2012,NYC). She’s active in alumni, charity organizations.(NYC,Easthampton).
Trey Gibbons has performed in numerous productions: For T. Schreiber Studio: Crimes of the Heart, Marvin’s Room, and How I Learned to Drive (NYIT Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role); Theater Garden: Road to Freedom (three regional tours); New Jersey Repertory: American Stare. Trey currently stars as Harold Bregman in the award-winning internet series, “Ain’t That Life” (www.AintThatLife.com). In addition to studying with Terry Schreiber, Trey holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Brooklyn College (CUNY). Trey is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Trey currently serves as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee for the T. Schreiber Board of Directors.
Julie Halston: Numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway credits, Miss Halston is a recent recipientOf a Legend of Off-Broadway Award from the Off-Broadway Theatre Alliance.
She has performed extensively with the playwright Charles Busch and received a Drama Desk Nomination last season for her performance in his play , The Divine Sister. Television audiences may remember her as Bitsy Von Muffling on Sex and The City and Tina Carmello on The Class.
Her smash one woman show will return to Birdland Jazz Club in March of next year.She received a B.A. from Hofstra University and studied with Terry Schreiber at the T.Schreiber Studio.
Peter Jensen is Co-Artistic Director at T. Schreiber Studio, where he teaches acting. Peter has directed Balm in Gilead (2011 NYIT Outstanding Production Award), Doubt, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Fifth of July, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, and Marvin’s Room at T. Schreiber. Glass Menagerie (Sandy Meisner Theater); Wild Guys (Miranda Theatre); Biloxi Blues (Charleston SC); Lie of the Mind, Burn This, Creadeax Canvas, and Snakebit (American Academy of Dramatic Arts). For Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, Peter directed a new work called Poison by John Patrick Shanley and is currently directing another new play called Incendiary Agents by Jack Karp (March 2013).
Sharon Maguire. A native New Yorker, Sharon graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature from Middlebury College in Vermont. Before turning to acting, she was an award-winning marketing writer for cable networks, Nickelodeon, Food Network, WE, and Oxygen.
As an actor, Sharon has appeared Off-Broadway with The Pearl Theatre Company in Twelfth Night (Olivia,) and Tartuffe (Elmire,) as well as in the premiere of In The Daylight, written by Tony Glazer and directed by John Gould Rubin. Film credits include Junction, and Off-Season, for which she won the 2012 Best Actress award at the Long Island Film Expo.
Kathleen McHugh is a native New Yorker, graduate of St. John’s University (BA English), lives in Yorkville, NYC, and for 20 years has owned and run an Information Technology staffing firm, East End Resources Inc. She has two daughters, Maeve and Sinead, who are the joy of her life, and who share her love of theater, travel, and the arts in general. She serves on two other boards, the New York chapter of the TechServe Alliance, a national association of IT firms, and The W Connection, a national support group for widows.
Kannan Menon is a playwright, formerly a director and actor. In his spare time, he works as an attorney for a bank. Studied with Terry in the late seventies. Had a memorable time traveling with Terry and Sally on the East Coast of Malaysia (where Kannan is from). His play, At a Plank Bridge, was produced in New York in 2003, and has also been produced in Malaysia and Singapore during the last four years. His adaptation of Alice in Wonderland was also produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009. He also serves on the Finance and Marketing Committees of the T. Schreiber Board of Directors.
Karen Mruk is a faculty member, training analyst and supervisor at Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center where she served as Executive Director and Board Member for two years and received a Certificate in Psychoanalysis. Karen is on the faculty of the Silberman School at Hunter College where she received her Masters in Social Work. She has a private practice in Greenwich Village in New York City. She was a professional actress in New York for ten years where she was a member of Actor’s Equity and Screen Actors Guild. She has studied and worked with Terry Schreiber, Paul Sills, Stella Adler, Paul Austin and Sharon Ott.
Hal Shane is an original member of the nationally and internationally renowned song-and-dance performing trio The Manhattan Rhythm Kings. In 1984, Tommy Tune asked the trio to help him assemble an act based on songs written by Fred Astaire and their collaboration continues today. Hal has worked with Marvin Hamlisch, Pat Birch, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune, and Gregory Hines. Broadway appearances include A Very Good Eddie, Shenandoah, Crazy for You, and They’re Playing Our Song. After receiving a degree in music education from Hofstra University, Hal toured the U.S. and Canada as a classical guitarist and folk singer in his own one-man show.
Terry Schreiber has been Artistic Director of the T. Schreiber Studio since 1969. After graduating from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Terry came to NYC as an actor. For ten years, Terry studied and worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway, appearing in regional theatre, summer stock, television and films. Terry transitioned to teaching and directing in 1969 and has since directed over 100 plays, including three Broadway plays, five plays in Japan and various Regional Theaters throughout the US and one production a year for T. Schreiber Studio. Terry has spent 43 years teaching acting in NY, L.A., France, Chile, and Japan.