Summer and Smoke

Summer and Smoke

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Terry Schreiber

May 6 – June 6, 2015

Torn between emotional yearning and repression, between the spiritual and the sensual,
Miss Alma Winemiller and Dr. John Buchanan, Jr. attempt to come to terms with their lives and future.
Set in the Deep South in 1913, Summer and Smoke is a lyrical, tender, and deeply felt romantic story by a master playwright and a universal journey for everyone.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

 

T1836-3 (1)TAYLOR GRAVES (Alma Winemiller)

Taylor is delighted to be making her onstage debut with T. Schreiber Studio. She has always had a passion for acting, ever since she chose to impersonate Eleanor Roosevelt for a project in second grade. Originally from Massachusetts, Taylor studied at Lehigh University and moved to New York following her graduation in 2012. Favorite credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Variations on a Cat Call, Shelter Story, Two Rooms, The Little Foxes and Romeo and Juliet at New England’s prestigious North Shore Music Theater. She currently studies with Terry Schreiber and would like to thank him for his guidance and pushing her far beyond what she believed possible. Taylor is thrilled and grateful to be a part of such a beautiful production. She would like to thank the cast, crew, and everyone at the studio.  Thanks and love to Mom, Rich, Dad, Zadie, and the whole family.

 

Jacques MitchellJACQUES MITCHELL (John Buchanan)

Jacques is absolutely THRILLED to be included in this Production and to work alongside friend & director, Terry Schreiber.  He has been studying with Terry since January of 2014 and has really grown to TRUST and LOVE the legendary teacher, and shares his passions for Tennessee Williams as well as the Stage.  You can check out Jacques on the current Web series “PEACEKEEPERS,” also at countless prominent WorldWide film festivals starring in “TOM IN AMERICA.”  Jacques’ additional recent credits include the off Broadway “DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND” (New World Stages), and a Short film entitled“LULLABY.”  He would like to thank his extraordinarily talented and beautiful wife, Catherine, who continues to make him a better man everyday.www.JacquesMitchell.com

 

 

BEVIN BRU (Nellie Ewell)

Bevin is thrilled to be making her first appearance with T. Schreiber Studio. Bevin’s recent credits include Superwhy Live! 2014 Tour (Whyatt) with S2BN,  Superwhy Live! 2013 Tour (Alpha Pig) with S2BN,  Something Outrageous at The 45th Street Theatre and Storge (Charlie) an NYU short film written and directed by Alik Barsoumian. She currently study’s with Peter Jensen at the T. Schreiber Studios.  Bevin is a Miami transplant enjoying her 6th year in this simple little town we call New York. ” I owe it all to my amazing mothers Julie and Suzy for never giving up on me and being the greatest examples of love, success, and    determination, I love you both!” Bevin is a trained Jazz dancer and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach .  Bevin is managed by Christopher Silveri at Prestige Management.  Get more of Bevin at www.bevinbru.com.

 

JIM CYBOROWSKI (Dr. John Buchanan, Sr.)

Jim has appeared in three other TSS productions: Better Living, You Can’t Take it with You, Philadelphia, Here I Come.  Other Theatre: The Crucible (New Jersey Shakespeare), Carlucco and the Queen of Hearts (Edinburgh Fringe), American Heretic (Solo Performance: Hong Kong Fringe), Brighton Beach Memoirs, Modigliani, and the title role in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (all Off-Broadway).  Film: A Beautiful Mind, Kinsey, The Royal Tenenbaums.  Television: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Sex and the City, Sopranos.   In-production: “Danni” (Diane Reilly, Writer and Peter Jensen, Director).  Jim teaches writing composition at CUNY/Bronx Community College.  He is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

 
 

 

RICK FORSTMANN (Rev. Winemiller)

Rick has spent most of his professional life as a director and cameraman. He won the Golden Eagle award at the Edinburgh Film Festival for his film Waterscape. A professional actor for the past 20 years, Rick has appeared in The Jazz Messenger at the New York International Fringe Festival 2008; Zimmerman at the Sanford Meisner Theater; Six Characters in Search of an Author (the Father), An Ideal Husband (Lady Markby), The Cherry Orchard (Gayev), Three Sisters (Kulygin) at the T. Schreiber Studio; The Importance of Being Earnest (Dr. Chasuble) at the American Globe Theater; La Creme de la Creme-with Sian Philips-at the Alliance Francaise; Toilus and Cressida (Pandarus) and The Taming of the Shrew (Baptista) at The Expanded Arts Co.; and The Cocktail Hour (Bradley) and Tartuffe (Orgon) at Nutley Little Theater, as well as roles in Death Masque at the Pulse Theater. Film and TV Work; All My Children, Venus and Lola and Adverse Possession.

 

 

CYNTHIA SHAW (Mrs. Winemiller)

Cynthia Shaw hails from Colorado and is thrilled to work with Terry and this talented cast on such a great play and fun role!  New York Theatre:  The Skin of Our Teeth (Articulate Theatre), Crackers (Gallery Players), December in New York (Strawberry Festival), Jack London: His Life and Loves (Marvell Rep at The Barrow Group), Freezer Dreams (White Horse Theatre), The Real Inspector Hound (AlphaNYC Theatre), The New York Christmas Revels (Symphony Space).   Regional: Jezebel and Me and The Good Doctor (Kentucky Repertory Theatre).  Favorite Lead Roles in Independent Films:  Abigail in Nobesity, Mara in Mara, Maureen in the zombie mockumentary, Paddy and Me.  Television:  Two episodes on Discovery ID.  Web Series: grieving mom in UCB series, Good Grief, busy-body choir member in Ringer$ and her episode of Brooklyn in Love recently won best webisode at the LA Webfest.  She is a founding member of The Articulate Theatre.  www.cynthiashaw.us

 

AIDA ALVAREZ (Rosa Gonzales)

Aida Alvarez is excited for her return to the T. Schreiber Stage. Her recent credits include Wisdom of Eve with The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Laramie Project with T. Schreiber Studio and Refreshing with ESPA/Primary Stages.  Aida started acting in Ecuador at the age of 18, where she starred in several prime time television shows. Upon moving to New York in 2010 she learnt English, trained at The Neighborhood Playhouse, the T. Schreiber Studio and is currently studying with Jessica Hecht.  In 2012 she won the Best Actress Award at the House of Navarrete Theatre Festival, NYC. 

 

STEPHAN ANTONIO ORTIZ (Gonzales)

Originally from San Francisco, California. In 2010 he was awarded the Tri-cities Opera Guild Award & Roselyn Welton Best Award. He has performed Blues, Brazilian, & Opera, in national, European and in the Middle East in concert performances. He has toured with acts such as John Lee Hooker Jr., Ana Popovic, and Batmakumba. He has performed with Organizations such as Goat Hall Opera Productions, Opera Academy of California, B.A.S.O.T.I,  New York Lyric Opera, Long Island Opera, Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Hofstra University, Divaria Productions and Tri-Cities Opera. His operatic repertoire includes Marcello in La Boheme, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutti, Marchese in La Traviata, El Dancairo in Carmen, Marullo in Rigoletto, Belcore in Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore. Stephan is a member of A.G.M.A. And A.E.A.

 

KATHLEEN KUHN (Rosemary)

Originally from Dallas, Kathleen moved to Denver, where she danced in numerous productions of the Nutcracker Ballet. She played Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” directed by Tracy Schwartz, and Charlotte in Christopher Durang’s “Beyond Therapy”directed by Daniella Vinitski in Boulder while attending the University of CO.  She began her career in film working on documentaries in Boulder before moving to NY to pursue narrative filmmaking. She felt the call back to acting and the theatre and studied with Jon Korkes and Paul Takacs at Stella Adler, then Peter & Diana Miner and John Swain at T. Schreiber. Last fall she completed Schreiber’s 6 Week Conservatory, with Bob Verlaque, Page Clements, and Carol Reynolds. She has been working on short films and pilots and acting in a web series she’s creating currently. She is ever grateful to be part of Terry and the cast’s interpretation of Tennessee’s vision.

 

KATHRYN FRAY (Mrs. Bassett)

Kathryn Fray hails originally from the UK and Australia where she has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for many years. In the UK Kathryn’s credits include the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a variety of plays and musical theatre (notably Bobby Michelle in Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Marta in Company), the premiere of an operetta, and a feature film with the multi-award winning director Michael Winterbottom. In Australia she performed at leading festivals and venues in principle roles for both contemporary and classical plays (including Viola in Twelfth Night, Una in Blackbird, and Alice in Closer), musical theatre (key roles in ASSASSINS, PARADE, and The Full Monty), as well as for national television productions and commercials for international brands. Kathryn is also a vocal coach and performance tutor, and an award winning theatre producer. She is a proud member of Equity/MEAA Australia.

 

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EVAN SILVERMAN (Archie Kramer)

Raised in Southern California with seemingly endless sunshine, Evan somehow still enjoys the New York winters. He now divides his time between New York and Los Angeles. Evan has appeared in regional and off-Broadway productions of Long Day’s Journey into Night, Proof & The Glory of Living. Recently he’s completed work on an independent feature film, The Prop is the Girl, which has its sights set on next year’s festival circuit. He can also been seen in Water for Elephants & Frost/Nixon. Evan is thrilled to be working under the leadership and direction of the great Terry Schreiber.

 

 

 

 

PHILIP ROSEN (Vernon/Dusty)

Philip Rosen recently graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude in computer science. Some of his favorite past productions include Much Ado About Nothing, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play), and Woyzeck. He also recently appeared in the Rehearsal/Performance Workshop of The Laramie Project at T. Schreiber Studio. He is excited to be in his first full production in New York City.

 

 

 

 

2015 Daniel HicksDANIEL HAWK HICKS (u/s Rev. Winemiller/Dr. John Buchanan)

Daniel is 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.”

IVAN SANDOMIRE (Rodger)

Ivan is an actor, singer, and songwriter. Favorite theatre roles include Adrian in Chemistry Lab(Workshop Theatre), Ponyboy in The Outsiders (National Theatre Tour), and Bobby in Orange Alert (Algonquin Theatre). Film credits include Mendy (Brooklyn Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Jury Prize Award for Best Actor at the BendFilm Festival), Goodbye Baby, and Restive. Ivan graduated from A.A.D.A. in New York, and currently studies with Peter Jensen here at T Schreiber Studios. Ivan has written and recorded solo and with his bands Echolalia and Ivan & The Terribles, and toured the country performing his original music. He is chuffed to be back on stage working with Terry and this crackerjack group. 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director                                                        Terry Schreiber

Producer/Production Stage Manager           DaVonne Onassis Bacchus

Asst. Director                                              Ana Galang

Set Designer                                                Hal Tiné

Lighting Designer                                       Dennis Parichy

Costume Designer                                      Hope Governali

Sound Designer                                          Andy Evan Cohen

Master Electrician                                      Kyrie McCormick

Props Master                                              Salina Polanco

Publicist                                                   Judd Hollander/Cynthia Leathers

Graphic Art/Design                                  Karen Moreno