Schreiber’s Shorts

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An Evening Of 10 Minute Original Plays

March 18-29, 2015

Wednesday-Saturday 8:00pm

Sunday 7:30pm

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STUCK
by Christopher Lockheardt Directed by Emily Lerer
A Woman – Megan Grace
A Man – Robby Ramos

PROMISED LAND
by Andrew Phillips Directed by Ivette Dumeng
Moma – Brenda Crawley
Toni – Sidiki Fofana

ASSENT
by Erik Champney Directed by Lori Kee
Thurston – Tommy Buck
Harrison – Malacy Silva
Dad – Daniel Hicks

SCARRED
by Yasmine Beverly Rana Directed by Janet Bentley
Laurel – Tennie Leonard
Ahmed – Kannan Menon

PLAYING CHECKERS
by Cassie M. Seinuk Directed by Peter Jensen
Tom – Alex Carmine
Alexa – Lisa Sobin

BATH TIME IS FUN TIME
by Arthur M. Jolly Directed by Crystal Edn
Sponge – Nelly Buchet
Submarine – Bonnie Cannon-Brown
Rubber Duckie – Shane Lacoss
Washcloth – Irina Varina

THE OTHER SHOE
by Robin Rice Lichtig Directed by Brian Drillinger
Shelly – Laurel Andersen
Mel – Daniel Hicks

THE MATING SEASON OF FLYING MONKEYS
by Ann Wuehler Directed by Jeff Aldrich
Marjorie – Mary Anisi
Belinda – Patricia Parker

BROKEN
by James McLindon Directed by John Howard Swain
B – Ross Bergen
A – Michael Joseph Robinson

CONSTELLATION
by Howard Kingkade Directed by Michael Kingbaker
Sophie – Jessica Afton
Margaret – Becca Beberaggi

 

 About the Actors

Assent by Erik Champney, directed by Lori Kee

ERIK CHAMPNEY has had plays developed, commissioned, and produced in several cities, including New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Singapore. His works include: DEAD BRAINS (Winner, The National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award for Playwriting, The Kennedy Center; Sold Out Award, Seattle Fringe Festival), SAITAMA (Winner, 8th Biennial Playwriting Contest, Theatre In the Raw, BC), CRAB ON ITS BACK (Top Ten, The Stanley Drama Award, Wagner College; Semi-finalist, The Neil Simon Festival), OMEN ROAD TO STARRVILLE (O’Neill Semi-finalist; Top Ten, The Stanley Drama Award, Wagner College), THE SCREENS (Finalist, Cambridge Theatre Challenge, UK), and PANGAEA (Commendation for Excellence, The Kennedy Center). Erik received a B.A. in both Theatre and English from Centenary College of Louisiana followed by an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch. He is honored to return to T. Schreiber for the World Premiere of ASSENT.
LORI KEE is excited to be back directing for SS: Freedom after directing Insult to Injury by Cary Gitter & Yugo’s There by James Reynolds in 2014. Upcoming: The Fairy Tale Project by Webb Wilcoxen, Tribeca Performing Arts Center April 22-26, & Blizzard by Melissa Skirball for Planet Connections, Paradise Factory in May/ June. *Vacation… (Paradise Factory),The Big Funk (La Tea); New works by Craig muMsila Grant, Kristina Poe,Jack Karp, Matt Crowley, Janet Bentley, Matt Jordan, Steven Young, Elizabeth Irwin, Thomas J. Misuraca, James McLindon, Joseph Samuel Wright, Alisha Silver, Jerrod Bogart, Christine Toy Johnson, Christine Cirker, Cheryl Erlich, Bricken Sparacino, Kristin Niven, Don Nigro’s Goat, John Patrick Shanley’s Tennessee (premiere ) Gene Frankel, Labyrinth, Signature. Brilliant Traces (The Bridge), *Death, it Happens… (USM), & *Male Man (Medicine Show)* award best direction. Resident Director Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. www.lorikee.com
MALACY SILVA is a New York based actor and director. He is happy to be performing the words of Erik Champney with The Tommy Buck under the direction of Lori Kee in his second Schreiber Shorts. Rock on.
TOMMY BUCK is a New York based actor that works in film, television and theatre. Credits include: Singer in Rebecca Miller’s new film Maggie’s Plan. Cliff Gaskin on NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, and Ariel in T.Schreiber Studio’s production of The Pillowman.
DANIEL HICKS, originally from Mt. Kisco, NY began his acting training at age 15 with Lillian Caran’s Masque Theater Workshop in Smithtown L.I. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts followed after High School and SUNY Potsdam as a Drama Major. Daniel has had the good fortune to study with Julie Bovasso, Bill Hickey, Earl Hyman, W.H. Macy and now Terry Schreiber, an inspiring example of dedication to the art and craft of acting, producing and directing. Daniel’s favorite roles so far, have been Malvolio from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Toby Felker from Milan Stitt’s “The Runner Stumbles.”

 

Bath Time is Fun Time by Arthur M. Jolly, directed by Crystal Edn

ARTHUR M. JOLLY has been recognized by the Academy with a Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, a two time Joining Sword and Pen winner and a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award, Arthur M. Jolly has penned over 50 produced plays, with productions across the US and in Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Published plays include A Gulag Mouse, Trash, Past Curfew, Long Joan Silver, The Christmas Princess, The Four Senses of Love, How Blue is My Crocodile, Snakes in a Lunchbox, What the Well Dressed Girl is Wearing, The Bricklayer and a short play collection Guilty Moments. Bath Time is Fun Time has just been published by YouthPLAYS. Jolly is a member of the WGA, The Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and The Dramatists Guild. Repped by The Brant Rose Agency.
CRYSTAL EDN is a New York City based actor/director/producer. Favorite recent direction includes Jason Holliday: I’ll Never Tell (T. Schreiber Theatre) and A Step Back (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company). Crystal is a member of the Articulate Theatre Company. www.crystaledn.com
SHANE RODNEY LACOSS is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Tony watching actor who is half French Canadian. He has studied the past three years under Terry Schreiber. He also studies the Alexander Technique as well as ballet. Ask him about his roast chicken. He was most recently not cast for a role in a pivotal scene opposite James Franco in his new film Michael. He also did not get a callback for a supporting role in the feature film One Shot with Topher Grace, nor for the lead in the CBS pilotTaxi 22 starring John Leguizamo. His date last Friday night didn’t go so well either. He would like to thank his family, friends, Terry, Crystal, and obviously Lucille Ball. “I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.” ~ George Burns
BONNIE CANNON-BROWN is thrilled to be appearing in the Schreiber Shorts for the second time! BIG love and thanks go to my sister for being the reason I came to NYC and for all her love and support. Love you Emmy! Thanks to Peter Jensen for being the greatest acting teacher a girl could have, and The Shelter for creating an artistic home, as well as much needed inspiration every Sunday. So much love and thanks to my seriously hilarious co-stars and director for making rehearsals way too much fun! Thanks to T. Schreiber for continuing to produce affecting theatre. And thank you THANK YOU to supporters of small theatres doing big work, here’s to keeping theatre about the art and the work!​
NELLY BUCHET was born and raised in Paris, Nelly spent her college years in Montreal studying philosophy, acting and dance. Last year she moved to New York to further pursue acting opportunities. With film, theater and voice-over work, Nelly has enjoyed a fruitful year and looks forward to the fun to come.
IRINA VARINA is a film and theater actress based in NYC. Her films have screened at New Orleans Film Festival, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival and others. She has just finished working on a new feature with a Dutch director Felix van Cleeff shot in the Netherlands.

 

Broken by James McLindon, directed by John Howard Swain

JAMES MCLINDON’s play Comes a Faery was developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and will be premiered at the New Ohio Theatre by Nylon Fusion Theater Company this fall. Salvation was premiered by Hudson Stage Company, directed by Giovanna Sardelli and will a second production in New York by Nuance Theater this summer. Distant Music has enjoyed eight productions around the country, most recently at the Stoneham Theatre in Boston. His plays have been developed and/or produced at theaters such as the Abingdon, hotINK Festival, Irish Repertory, Lark Play Development Center, Samuel French Ten-Minute Play Festival, PlayPenn, Victory Gardens, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, and Telluride Playwrights Festival. His plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith and Krause, and Level 4 Press.
JOHN HOWARD SWAIN is a veteran actor and director. John has guest starred in scores of television shows from the legendary Hill Street Blues to Law & Order SVU and most recently Black Box. He also starred in a number of Movies of the Week and the mini-series Family of Spies and Blind Faith. His film credits include Best Seller, Angels in the Outfield and the Tenderloin. In addition, he has been a principal in over 200 national television commercials. John has staged twenty-five plus plays in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. As a filmmaker he has directed five films: Whose Life?, Uncommon, and Stand-By (an official entry to the Sundance Festival 2001) Unity, and the multi-award winning short A Younger Man. John was also the founder of one of the country’s most prestigious film acting programs, Full Circle Productions in San Francisco.
ROSS BERGEN is a veteran actor and director. John has guest starred in scores of television shows from the legendary Hill Street Blues to Law & Order SVU and most recently Black Box. He also starred in a number of Movies of the Week and the mini-series Family of Spies and Blind Faith. His film credits include Best Seller, Angels in the Outfield and the Tenderloin. In addition, he has been a principal in over 200 national television commercials. John has staged twenty-five plus plays in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. As a filmmaker he has directed five films: Whose Life?, Uncommon, and Stand-By (an official entry to the Sundance Festival 2001) Unity, and the multi-award winning short A Younger Man. John was also the founder of one of the country’s most prestigious film acting programs, Full Circle Productions in San Francisco.
MICHAEL JOSEPH ROBINSON is excited to be a part of Schreiber’s Shorts. Past favorite roles include Vershinin in Three Sisters, Mitch in Streetcar and Bill in Hot L Baltimore. He was recently featured in the short film, Weasel, directed by Charles Birns. Thanks to John, James, Ross, Terry and the Short’s Team.

 

Constellation by Howard Kingkade, directed by Michael Kingsbaker

HOWARD KINGKADE teaches English, Theatre and Speech for the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. In 2008 he won Best Screenplay for Hole in the Paper Sky starring Jason Clarke and Jessica Biel at the Beverly Hills International Film Festival. In 2010, Man from the Dying Planet, for which he wrote the screenplay, won Best Drama at the Cape Fear Film Festival. Between writing and teaching he volunteers at the Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary.

MICHAEL KINGSBAKER

 

JESSICA AFTON is a Las Vegas actor and movement artist turned New Yorker. Her recent work includes the Nurse in New Brooklyn Theatre’s politically charged production of ‘The Death of Bessie Smith’ by Edward Albee. She has also recently been involved in readings at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, and Lark Play Development Center. She is an active member of The Shelter, and a proud member of both Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA.
BECCA BEBERAGGI is a NYC based Actress/Singer. Recent credits include: Essie in “The House Of Connelly” (ReGroup Theatre), Robin in “Road To Damascus” (Nylon Fusion Collective), A New Musical Workshop of “Tashi Tibet” and Angie in “Top Girls”. In May she will be the Host of “The Cranky Cabaret” at The Joria Studios in Times Square!

 

Playing Checkers by Cassie M Seinuk, directed by Peter Jensen

LISA SOBIN is thrilled to be back on stage T. Scheiber working with her favorite director in the city! She played Babe in the 2010 production of Balm in Gilead and studied voice, body, and acting technique with various teachers at the studio. Lisa can also be found performing Stand-Up comedy at venues throughout the city, including Caroline’s on Broadway as well as her own monthly show at Brother Jimmy’s Union Square.
ALEX CARMINE is enthused to be working with the inspiring Peter Jenson and his enthused and collaborative cast-mate, Lisa. Previously, Alex performed at the Barrow Group Theater in “Lu Ann…,” at the George Street Playhouse, the New Ohio theater and the Theater at St. Clements. Alex has been on the Discovery Channel and several web series. His newest film, “Laura Point” will be going to all major film festivals. BFA, Elon University. www.alexcarmine.com
CASSIE M. SEINUK is a Jewish Cuban playwright and AEA stage manager. Seinuk’s full-length play From the Deep is a recipient of the Boston University Jewish Cultural Endowment grant, and is currently being produced by Boston Public Works Theater Company. In addition, it placed second at the 2014 Latinidad Playwrights Award at KCACTF, the 2014 winner of the Pestalozzi Prize for best New Play at the Firehouse Center for the Arts New Work Festival. Her full-length play, Eyes Shut. Door Open will receive its first production with Wax Wings this summer in Boston. Seinuk was a Regional Finalist at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival with two ten-minute plays Playing Checkers and OCCUPY HALLMARK, and OCCUPY is also a National Finalist for the Gary Garrison Ten Minute Play Award. Seinuk is the co-founder of Interim Writers, a playwrights’ collective, and a member the Accomplice Writers’ Group. Seinuk is a member or the Dramatist Guild and Actors’ Equity Association. MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen, Lesley University. Brandeis University, BA.
PETER JENSEN, Co-Artistic Director TSS. Most recently Danny and the Deep Blue Sea- New Orleans, National Ad Campaign for Starbucks, In pre-production SAG short Danni. John Patrick Shanley’s new play Poison, Incendiary Agents, with Nylon Fusion. The Glass Menagerie- Sanford Meisner Theatre, The Wild Guys- Miranda Theatre, Ludlow Fair, Home Free, Lunchtime at Theatre 8.  At T Schreiber: Balm in Gilead, winner  2011 Innovative Theatre award for Outstanding Production of a Play, Pillowman, Lobby Hero, Joking Apart, Hurlyburly, A Taste of Honey, Marvin’s Room, You Can’t Take It With You, The Real Inspector Hound, The Actor’s Nightmare, Fifth of July, and Doubt.   Productions with The Academy Company include Lie of the Mind, Burn This, Creadeux Canvas, Biloxi Blues, Snakebit, Blood Wedding, The Wager, A Flea in Her Ear, Three Sisters, and Uncle Vanya. As an actor Metamorphosis, A Memory (PBS Short Film Winner), Razor, Unexpected Company, The Father.  On stage Dead Dogs of Ohio at Manhattan Rep, The Funeral Plays- HB Playwrights Foundation.

 

Promised Land by Andrew Phillips, directed by Ivette Dumeng

ANDREW PHILLIPS is an incarcerated writer currently residing within the walls of the Kentucky Department of Corrections. His short play BRICK BY BRICK won HONORABLE MENTION from the PEN INMATE WRITING AWARDS. His plays LOUISVILLE SKY and PROMISED LAND have received staged readings at ACTORS THEATER OF LOUISVILLE. Through his participation in the inmate writing/performance program VOICES INSIDE/OUT he has received staged readings of his work at the BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, SOHO PLAYHOUSE and THE COW THEATER (this March 23rd). Later this spring PROMISED LAND will be performed by THE QUEENSLAND SHAKESPEARE ENSEMBLE touring prisons in Australia.
IVETTE DUMENG (Director) recently directed Andy Evan Cohen’s Sober Sue and Don Nigro’s Front Porch for Nylon Fusion. Directed Don Nigro’s Marina andMata Hari at the Planet Connections Theater Festivity, which won fours awards including Best Direction (presented by John Patrick Shanley). She is the Producing Artistic Director and founding member of Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Ivette is also producing a TV series with Ted Nash, “The Best You’ve Never Heard” and Unmentionables by Joseph Samuel Wright for Nylon Fusion. She is a member of The Actors Studio PD Unit, League of Professional Theatre Women, Theatre Resources Unlimited and a TSchreiber Alumni. She is a working commercial, film and theater actress and has most recently appeared on CBS’s Blue Bloods. Ivette is thrilled to be directing Andrew Philips’ Promised Land.
BRENDA CRAWLEY is thrilled to be back at T. Schreiber and to be a part of the T. Schreiber Shorts. Brenda’s recent theatre credits include: Belinda in The Messiah Complex, National Black Theatre, Luanne in First Time, Aching Dogs Theatre, Angela in The Names, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, and Mrs. Muller in Doubt, The Gloria Maddox Theatre, T. Schreiber. Special thanks to director Ivette Dumeng and Sidiki Fofana for the support and a wonderful working experience.
SIDIKI FOFANA is a proud native of Guinea, Coyah. He has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway Theatres in a variety of roles. Recipient of the 2012 AUDELCO “Rising Star Award”. Some of his work includes the U.S. premiere of Katori Hall’s “Children of Killers” (Castillo Theatre), Jackie Alexander’s “The Legend of Buster Neal” (The Billie Holiday Theatre / National Black Theatre Festival), “Finding Home” (The Billie Holiday Theatre), “Stain Glass” (Metropolitan Playhouse). Film/TV credits include: CBS “Blue Bloods”, “Deeper Than Rap” (Executive Produced by Rick Ross), “Debt to Society”, Levi’s “Chaos Theory”, “The Bodega” (2013 Cine Golden Eagle Award), “Love True” (Executive Produced by Shia LaBeouf). Sidiki Fofana would like to thank Erin Cherry, Janet Bentley, Ivette Dumeng, Brenda Crawley and Crystal for the wonderful experience at T. Schreiber Studio. Twitter: @sidiki_fofana

 

Scarred by Yasmine Rana, directed by Janet Bentley

YASMINE RANA received a 2015 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.  She has had the pleasure of having four plays produced at T. Schreiber including Blood Sky, Fauna and Blood and The Fallen.  Yasmine’s writing has been published in The Best Contemporary Monologues of 2014 (Applause Theatre and Cinema Books), The Kenyon Review, and TDR: The Drama Review. The University of Chicago Press and Seagull Books’ In Performance series published The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays.  She was the Writer in Residence at T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre.  Yasmine is grateful to Terry Schreiber for his support and directorial vision for Blood Sky and The Fallen (one of Culturequake’s ten best Off-Off Broadway plays of 2013).  Much gratitude to Janet, Tennie, and Kannan.  She is represented by Susan Gurman.
JANET BENTLEY (Curator, Director, Co-Sound Designer) holds an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa. Some New York credits include directing The Addicts by Ed Malin – upcoming (Theater for the New City), Selling Off Secrets by Joseph Mosso (Planet Connections), Coventry Carol by James McLindon (Emerging Artists Theatre), eight plays for Nylon Fusion Theatre Company’s “This Round’s On Us” festival, and Weird Around the Baby by Judith Leora for Ego Actus Theatre; writing for “This Round’s On Us” – The Last Truce, directed by Lori Kee; creating and curating Schreiber’s Shorts 2014: Beyond Our Backyard. Some regional credits include directing The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, As You Like It, The Knife Trick by Randy Noojin, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Janet is a freelance director, dramaturg, actor, composer, writer, sound designer, and member of Nylon Fusion Theatre Company.
KANNAN MENON (Ahmad in Scarred): Kannan is an actor, director and playwright. As an actor, he has appeared in theater and television in New York, North Carolina and Kuala Lumpur. He studied with Terry Schreiber back when the Studio was in Washington Square and East 4th Street.  As a director, he has worked in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New York, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. As a playwright, his last play, At a Plank Bridge has been produced five times, in four different cities in three countries, while his adaptation of Alice in Wonderland has been produced in North Carolina and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He expects his new work, Blue Books to be produced later this year by Poiesis Theatre Project. He has an MFA in directing from Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and a A.B. in theater from Catawba College. He lives in Manhattan where he makes a living as a securities attorney. He would like to thank Yasmine for thinking of him when writing this script and Terry and Janet for casting him.
All TENNIE LEONARD ever wanted to do since the age of 3 was to perform for an audience. And for most of her early life she did, with much success.

While in high school, Tennie studied opera, but quickly turned to her true loves…Broadway musicals and pop standards. At 17, she co-wrote and recorded her first single for RCA Decca. Her 2nd CD, “From My Heart” was received with much critical praise. In her mid-twenties Tennie’s career took an abrupt halt. But her talent could lay dormant only so long. She returned to the stage in community theatre and cabaret venues. She appeared on both Johnny Carson and Merv Griffin shows.

Among her favorite roles were “Golda” in Fiddler on the Roof, “Julie” in Show Boat, “Ladytiang” in King and I, “Blood Mary” in South Pacific, “Nellie Forbush” in South Pacific, “Norma Hubley” in Plaza Suite, and “Mrs. Robinson” in The Graduate.

Her Cabaret appearance included the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel and many cabaret settings in both New York and California.

Tennie is thrilled to be part of the Terry Schreiber Studio.

Stuck by Christopher Lockheardt, directed by Emily Lerer

The entrance to CHRISTOPHER LOCKHEARDT’s place of employment is a revolving door. It is constantly breaking down. A belt slips, a gear grinds, a ball bearing loses its bearing and SCREEEECH. Stuck. It is only a matter of time for Christopher Lockheardt. Consider this play a first draft of his last testament.
EMILY LERER: director; Ohio native, graduate of Ohio University. Recent Projects include: R Culture (world premiere at IRT theatre, producing director), The Desk (director), In the Air Tonight (director), and And All of Us Fell Down an original adaptation of Julius Caesar (producing director). Emily is currently the assistant director for Bedlam Theater’s productions of Twelfth Night/What You Will. She has worked for the Soho Playhouse, The New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Emily is a directing company member with New York Madness. She is thrilled to be directing for Schreiber’s Shorts. www.emilylerer.com
ROBBY RAMOS played Harris in T. Schreiber studios workshop in production of ‘Natural Life’. Other credits include; “Contigo” at The Signature Theatre, “Balm in Gilead” at The 45th Street Theatre and “Much Ado about Nothing” with Snapped Productions. He won the 2014 Best Actor Award at the Venus/Adonis theatre festival for his role in ‘At The End of The Century’ by Aminta De Lara. This April, Robby will be performing at the LaMaMa Theatre in a play called ‘Swallow’. He would like to thank everyone at the T. Schreiber studios for this opportunity to be amongst such great artists.
MEGAN GRACE is thrilled to be a part of Schreiber’s Shorts, her first time on the Gloria Maddox stage. She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and several levels of Improv at UCB. Most recently, Megan performed with Columbia University and Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Favorite roles include Catherine in Proof, Esther Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis, and Jean in the Fringe tour of Have a Nice Life. Much love to Robby and Emily, who’ve been Stuck with me for a month, Peter Jensen, the best acting teacher ever, and Gregg Pica, my husband and favorite person in the world.

 

The Mating Season of Flying Monkeys by Ann Wuehler, directed by Jeff Aldrich

ANN WUEHLER is a native Oregonian with ambitions and apparently a need to see more of the planet than a few feet beyond her back yard. I received my BA in Theatre from Eastern Oregon University and my MFA in Playwriting from the University of Nevada/Las Vegas. I’ve had plays done from Iceland to Australia and have been published, in Ten Ten Minute Plays Volume 2 and 3– the Next Mrs. Jacob Anderson and the Care and Feeding of Baby Birds. My world travels have so far included Thailand, Lithuania and China, where I spent two years teaching in the Yucai School, International Section, Shenyang, in the Liaoning Province.  [ A job I acquired from perusing the jobs section on the Boise Craigslist, by the way. ] I recently signed a contract with Kensington Gore Publishing, fun fun fun!
JEFF ALDRICH was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and has studied theatre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Atlantic Acting School, with the Neo-Futurists in Chicago. His projects and interests often have a social consciousness bent to them, preferring work that addresses challenging themes and social responsibility. Directing credits for stage include: The Attack of the Ladybugs and the War that Wasn’t, The Bizarre Case of the Jackabees Murder Mystery, Captive Audience, Tom Sawyer, and Sleepy Hollow. Directing credits for Film include Cyrano Theater Company’s contribution to 44 Films for 44 Presidents (Ten Tree Productions), his short films Witewold and Walk Me Through It are both in post production. He directs for NY Madness.
MARY ANISI has performed in off-off Broadway productions Scotch Kiss (Seeing Place Theatre), A View From A Bridge, Snow Angel,Testimony Before the Un-American Activities (as Bertolt Brecht), Exit the King, Riders to the Sea, Aristophanes’ The Birds, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Gingerman, Time of Your Life, Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and The Long Christmas Dinner. Most recent short films: “Everything All At Once, The Infinite Waltz, Warm Blood, Midway Motel, Grandma, and Side Effects May Include Time. Staged readings: The Last Word by Barbara Bleier (10-minute Plays @Abingdon Theatre), The Unpredictable Gerald Dalone (BoX the Outside Theater), Plaza Suite (Church of The Ascension), Independence (Seeing Place Theater). Television: Women Suffage: The Fight for the Right to Vote (PBS). Lifetime member of The Actors Studio. My warm thanks to T. Schreiber for this opportunity.
PATRICIA PARKER has had a long career both as an actress and a musician. As an actress she appeared with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn in “Sweeney Todd” and George Hearn and Peter Gallagher in “A Doll’s Life” on Broadway, both directed by Harold Prince. She recently co-starred in the HBO series, “Veep.” She can be seen in the film of Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury, and much more recently, has had leading roles in several independent films, including “The Camera’s Eye” for which she was nominated for best supporting actress at the Garden State Film Festival. As a musician she sung with regional opera companies around the US and given recitals at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Trinity Church in New York City and in St. Petersburg Russia. As well as performing, she has taught at the university level and now teaches privately.

 

The Other Shoe by Robin Rice Lichtig, directed by Brian Drillinger

ROBIN RICE LICHTIG has authored 19 full-length and over 50 one-act plays and shorts, produced worldwide from Mongolia to South Africa, South Korea to London, to Canada, to Off-Broadway. Besides THE OTHER SHOE, LOLA AND THE PLANET OF GLORIOUS DIVERSITY (full-length), EVERYDAY EDNA MAE and YOLO had productions in NYC this past February and March. Looking for Lilith Theatre Company will bring ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE to NYC in 2016. Member: Dramatists Guild, Articulate Theatre Company, League of Professional Theatre Women, Manhattan Oracles. As Robin Rice, she designs fabric, wallpaper and giftwrap at www.Spoonflower.com (samples on Facebook under Robin Rice – designer). Upcoming gigs, script synopses: www.dramamama.net @dramamamaNow.
BRIAN DRILLINGER has directed Stopping By at Ensemble Studio Theatre LA, The House Of Yes, Chip Chop and It Must Be Him at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica CA, Lost In Yonkers and Almost, Maine for the Steel River Playhouse in PA, Almost, Maine for the Gasworks Theatre in Melbourne AU, and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at The Complex in Los Angeles. Mr. Drillinger is a founder and the Creative Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica, CA. He directed the show for the first Edgemar benefit event that was hosted by Jason Alexander and included: Hilary Swank, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sally Kellerman and Chad Lowe. His technique has evolved through his work with noteworthy acting teachers: Uta Hagen, David Garfield, Milton Katselas, Terry Schreiber and Larry Moss, and his collaboration with writers and directors: Neil Simon, Herbert Burgdoff, Gene Sachs and Margret Edson. Mr. Drillinger has produced, coached and acted with: Jason Alexander, Ron Perlman, Anne Archer, Norman Reedus, Patrick Dempsey, Barbara Bain, Steven Weber, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Wesley Snipes, Tony Shalhoub, Blythe Danner, Rob Estes, Michael Nori, Traylor Howard, Esai Morales, Lou Ferrigno, Judd Nelson, Catherine Bell and Paul Sorvino. In Los Angeles: he produced and stars in the feature films, The Bandit Hound and Hello Herman, Hollywood Film Festival 2012, Monaco Film Festival 2013 winner “Award for Social Relevance.” Brian produced FourThought at the Hudson Theatre, as well as the critically acclaimed production of The Rose Tatoo also at the Hudson. He produced the successful industry series Scene Bites at the Tiffany Theatre and the workshop production of How To Go Out On A Date In Queens, directed by Larry Moss. Brian produced the award winning short film Dos Corazones. He co-wrote, produced and stars in the feature version of How To Go Out On A Date In Queens, for which he won “Best Supporting” Actor at the LA Indie Awards 2006. Mr. Drillinger teaches classes in scene study, cold reading and voice for the Edgemar Center. As a visiting artist he has taught classes in Melbourne AU and for the Philadelphia Acting Studio and the Steel River Playhouse in Pennsylvania. Judy Kerr lists him as a “Recommended Acting Coach” in the successful industry guidebook, Acting Is Everything. Brian studied acting at SUNY Purchase and graduated with honors. He played Stanley on Broadway, and in the film version of Neil Simons, Brighton Beach Memoirs and the National tour of Broadway Bound. Regional credits include: The Substance Of Fire at the Old Globe in San Diego, the original production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit at the South Coast Repertory, the Seattle Repertory and the Alley Theatre in Houston, also at SCR, Death Of A Salesman and Boundary Waters, at the Hudson Theatre, Solace, Gangster Apparel and Dove, A Shayna Madel at the Tiffany Theatre, The Real Thing at the Terry Schreiber Studios in NY and Bright Ideas at Edgemar Center For The Arts. His television credits include: The Agency, Wings, Life Goes On, Reasonable Doubts, and General Hospital. Brian starred opposite Sally Kirkland, in the indie feature Starry Night, Janeane Garafalo in I Shot A Man In Vegas, Norman Reddus in Hello Herman and currently The Bandit Hound with Lou Ferrigno, Catherine Bell and Paul Sorvino.
LAUREL ANDERSON (Shelly) is thrilled to be a part of her first production with T. Schreiber Theatre. Originally from LA, favorite credits include The Nature and Purpose of the Universe (Elaine), Hollywood Arms (Helen), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Les Miserables (Cosette), and Into the Woods (The Baker’s Wife). She is a recent graduate of AMDA NY’s Musical Theatre program. Thank you to Terry; Brian, for this wonderful opportunity; Mom (“Hi!”); and the most supportive, inspiring friends in the world.
DANIEL HICKS, originally from Mt. Kisco, NY began his acting training at age 15 with Lillian Caran’s Masque Theater Workshop in Smithtown L.I. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts followed after High School and SUNY Potsdam as a Drama Major. Daniel has had the good fortune to study with Julie Bovasso, Bill Hickey, Earl Hyman, W.H. Macy and now Terry Schreiber, an inspiring example of dedication to the art and craft of acting, producing and directing. Daniel’s favorite roles so far, have been Malvolio from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Toby Felker from Milan Stitt’s “The Runner Stumbles” Thanks to Brian Drillinger for his excellent direction of “The Other Shoe.”