Auditions Announced for ‘The Snowmaker’ by Aleks Merilo at TSS

We’re pleased to invite T Schreiber students and alumni to audition for our inaugural reading in the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative, The Snowmaker by Aleks Merilo, directed by Terry Schreiber. Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule below, and then stop by the office on the 10th floor to schedule an audition. Auditions are by appointment only (scheduled in person on the 10th floor office) from 2-7pm on October 5th & 6th. Callbacks if necessary will be from 2-7pm October 7th. Auditions cannot be scheduled via email or phone- you must sign up in person in the 10th floor office (no phone calls or emails, please). 

Rehearsals

Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 2-6pm

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 from 2-6pm

Friday October 27th, 2017 from 2-6pm

Reading

October 28th, 2017- 7pm call, 8pm reading

The full script, character breakdown and audition sides can be found on our auditions page here. 

TSS Alums in The Shelter NYC Receive 7 Nominations for “The Red Room”

We’re so thrilled for The Shelter NYC, founded by several TSS Alums, on their SEVEN nominations for the NY Innovative Theatre Awards, including:

  • Premiere Production of a Play
  • Full-Length Script – Morgan McGuire
  • Actress in a Lead Role – Meghan E. Jones
  • Actor in a Lead Role – Michael Kingsbaker
  • Lighting Design – Joe Cantalupo
  • Sound Design – Aidan Meyer
  • Set Design – Christopher Bowser

Congratulations to everyone involved!

10 Questions with 8 Apothecary Actors

10 Questions with 8 Actors by Barbara Janice Kielhofer

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CarrieActor #1: Carrie Watt

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ChrisActor (and Director) #2: Chris Klinger

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnAs far as actually having the desire to act, I think it was when I found out that the people I was watching on TV were real people just like me, so it was possible to have the same adventures they were having. My mother was the one who pushed me to take the risk and go to school for it, though. If she hadn’t come downstairs to breakfast one morning and told me she had a dream that I was supposed to follow my dream and become an actor, I would have become an english teacher.nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker? nnBeing impatient about all modes of transportation, walking with your head down, and the speed with which we talk.nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation?nnI feel like I have three occupations at the moment: actor, director, and teacher, so I’ll choose one that’s not one of those. My other ideal occupation would be a logistics coordinator for the CIA. I have a creative mind that gets around obstacles quickly in order to get to solutions, so I would create resourceful tactics to aid service operatives on covert missions.nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy?nnMy alarm clock. A true nemesis: I cannot stand life with it, nor without.nn5. Movies or theatre?nnTheatre for me. Movies are incredible, but there is something scary and magical about theatre. The collective energy that passes through the house when a moment moves everyone at the same time is exhilarating to me.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnMy wife, Lacy.nn7. What’s your favorite vice? nnMy wife also works here, but i’ll say gluttony – late night snacking in particular. Chinese food is utterly irresistible.nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnI’m going to sound so neurotic, but it’s when I have to take a subway south in order to catch a different train to go north. Something about that irks me so deeply.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be?nnThe biopic of Bjork. She is beyond fascinating.nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be?nnYAHOO, GOOGLE, MICROSOFT. INVEST NOW.n

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RobActor #3: Rob Manning Jr.

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnI did a play and I got to kiss a cute girl and I didn’t throw up on her.nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker? nnPatience and good walking shoes.nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation?nnCivil Rights Attorneynn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy?nnRoaches. The flying ones.nn5. Movies or theatre?nnEqual merit for me.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnSubway rat. I see rodenticide signs everywhere and yet they persevere.nn7. What’s your favorite vice? nnA Guinnessnn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnThe winter months.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be?nnMy mom.nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be?nnInvest your money.n

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GwynnethActor #4: Gwynneth Bensen

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor? nnMy mom makes costumes and my dad was a director, and after growing up in that world, with all of its magical transformations and funny, outgoing people, how could I resist? Also, I was painfully shy, but I found that when I got up to pretend I was someone else, I didn’t want to disappear. I wanted to shine.nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker? nnA fast pace (why waste time?) and a fierce sense of pride (if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.)nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation? nnI think I’d like to be a shrink, or someone else who gets into people’s heads and analyzes their thoughts and behavior in order to help them. What draws a lot of us to acting is a fascination with human behavior and motivations.nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy? nnProcrastination. But I’m so good at it! And hoarders is on!nn5. Movies or theatre? nnGotta go with theater, even though it can be extremely expensive and insular. Movies reach millions of people all over the world, while sometimes it can feel like theater is only reaching other people who make theater. Can’t beat that magic, though. The electricity of events unfolding right in front of you. People channeling spirits and making the air thick with raw human emotion. You just can’t beat it.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnTony, founder of Tony’s pizza. What would I do without you?nn7. What’s your favorite vice? nnCheeseburgers. I mean, there’s protein, right? So it’s not all bad…nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnLack of leg room. And a scarcity of growing things. It sure would be nice to have a little more space, maybe with a patch of grass, dare I dream for a garden?nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be? Coalhouse Walker from Ragtime. Epic, epic role. He spans the entire spectrum of human emotion over 2 acts. And he sings amazing songs.nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be? nnStart growing a pair now. You’re gonna need ’em.n

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ChristinaActor #5: Christina Norris

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnWell, as much as my pragmatic mind tried to provide myself with other practical options, my true self knew that I couldn’t not be an actor. (Pardon the double negative)nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker?nn3 theories: 1) 7+ years; 2) the inability to go anywhere without comparing it to New York; or 3) the ability to balance between a strong territorial bubble and being open to shared experiences. But really, a combo platter between 2 and 3.nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation?nnA nurse or a humanitarian (this is ideal self, right?).nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy? nnSelf doubtnn5. Movies or theatre?nnMy heart is always in the theatre, but there is so much skill, artistry and creativity that film allows that makes it its own special beast.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnLiz Lemon nn7. What’s your favorite vice?nnMy sailor mouth (or whiskey).nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnLack of space–both in apartments and on subways, slow walking tourists, and the summertime smell of garbage day.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be?nnKing Lear, Bottom in Midsummer, or any of Martin McDonough’s men.nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be? nn“Get out of your own damn way!”n

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MaraActor #6: Mara Gannon

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor? nnApparently when I was little, I said I wanted to be an actor. I first REALIZED I wanted to be an actor when I was a junior in high school and someone mentioned going to school for theatre. I then realized that this was a career choice.nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker? nnWhen you, every so often, have that moment of, “Holy shit, I live here.” Also, when you feel that pang of guilt for every homeless person you walk past. Humanity and humility.nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation? nnBeer taste tester.nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy? nnPeople who don’t let you off the subway car before they start to board it.nn5. Movies or theatre? nnTheatre. Anything done live feels so much more dangerous.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnCormac O’Connor from Pete Hamill’s “Forever”.nn7. What’s your favorite vice? nnChewy fruity candy.nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnThe fact that a beach is so far away. I know, I know, it’s only like an hour but that’s so far away to me! I grew up 4 blocks from an ocean. An hour?! GUH.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be? nnIago. Friar Lawrence. Martha from “Woolf”. The Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods”. I have a long list of these…nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be? nnDon’t worry about being wrong. Being wrong is good. You learn from being wrong. You’ll do it 99 times before you get anything even close to right. Just keep trying.n

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CurranActor #7: Curran Connor

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor?nnThe Year: 1995. The Film: Ace Ventura Pet Detective. The viewer: Me. And now I’m an actor. I’m not kidding.nn2. What makes someone a New Yorker? nnThe sense of superiority one feels over people who don’t live in New York.nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation?nnAn illustrator. I drew comics as a kid, and nothing made me feel more creative.nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy?nnDennis Flanagan. Next question.nn5. Movies or theatre?nnI don’t have a preference. I think the immediacy of theatre can make it more exciting, and more frightening, but the scope and scale of film is unmatched. I’m interested in whatever can thrill, surprise, and stimulate me. That’s why I’ll keep going to the theater and to the movies til the day I die.nnSeriously, tho, Dennis Flanagan is my mortal enemy. If I end up dead, he’s the one who did it.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? nnStefon.nn7. What’s your favorite vice? nnTotto Ramen on 52nd.nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? nnPeople who talk about how great New York used to be, making the rest of us feel like tourists.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be?nnThe Internet. nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be?nnGet a job. Also, don’t beat yourself up over every little thing.n

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ZackActor #8: Zack Griffiths

n1. What made you realize you wanted be an actor?n Getting cast as David in my 8th grade play, David and Lisa. Oh, the ego strokes…nn 2. What makes someone a New Yorker? n An intimate knowledge of the NYC Subway System (including connections).nn3. If you weren’t an actor what would be your ideal occupation?n Always wanted to be a freelance photographer/writer working for National Geographic. Maybe I can play one on TV.nn4. Who (or what) is your mortal enemy?n FEAR….and, strangely enough, Garret–who would have guessed it, Sean– (though Garret was this one’s first name, and unfortunately, I knew him on a personal basis) a redheaded fat kid who used to push me around in 6th grade until he moved (thank god) out of town. Does Pat Garret have red hair, Sean? Perhaps we’re on to something…nn5. Movies or theatre?n Tough one. I certainly see more movies but just because most theater is usually so damn expensive. So, movies for day to day practicality and theater for excitement and experience.nn6. Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional? n New York City. It is a character in of itself. (didn’t have to delete that one Sean, thanks)nn7. What’s your favorite vice? n If I’m being safe, commercial free Episodic Television.nn8. What do you hate most about living in New York? n The Winters– no wait–the Summers.nn9. If age, type, or gender were no issue what would your dream role be?n A film starring me as Margaret Thatcher playing Lincoln in a broadway play. (I didn’t watch the Oscars, did you?)nn10. If you could give one piece of advice to yourself at the age of 12, what would it be?n Get that stick outta your a**n

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You can catch all of these actors in Apothecary Theatre’s latest production How I Learned To Become A Superhero, playing April 4 – April 27 at T. Schreiber Studio’s Gloria Maddox Theatre.

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For more information go to www.apothecarytheatrecompany.org

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OVERVIEW 2010

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May 2010. Claudia Shear wrote and stars in Restoration, directed by Christopher Ashley and about a woman commissioned to restore Michelangelo’s David for its 500th birthday, at New York Theatre Workshop.
May 2010. Ivette Dumeng just finished working with John Patrick Shanley in The Monkey Show for the LABrynth Theater Company. She also started her own theater company, NyLon Fusion Collective, with another T. Schreiber alum, Elliot Joseph.
May 2010. David Greenspan stars opposite Billy Crudup in Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children at the Vineyard Theater.
May 2010. Noah Mills plays Samantha Jones’ (Kim Cattrall’s) newest love interest in Sex and the City 2.
May 2010. Zal Owen is currently playing Motel, the Tailor, opposite Harvey Fierstein in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof.
January 2010. Bonnie Dennison is the understudy for Scarlett Johanssen in A View from the Bridge, now playing at the Cort Theatre.

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OVERVIEW 2008

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November 2008 – January 2009. Kira Sternback can be seen in the UK Premiere of Neil Labute’s In a Dark Dark House at The Almeida Theatre, under the direction of Michael Attenborough.
December 2008 and ongoing. Janet Saia-Feld can be seen on Broadway in Phantom of the Opera.
December 2008. Holly Davatz is acting in The Elves and the Shoemaker at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. It runs until December 17th.
December 2008. Victoria Guthrie won the supporting role of the real estate agent in the feature film The Blind, directed by Nathan Silver, to be released in 2009.
December 2008. Laurence Cantor is currently shooting a non-recurring role in a pilot for HERE! cable TV produced by Barataria Productions through December 15th.
December 2008. Davida Williams has booked a recurring role on As the World Turns. She can also be seen on the big screen in American High School as well as the upcoming J.O.N.A.S! (2009) and My Friend My Hero (2009).
November 2008. Cynthia Shaw is performing and is the musical director for The New York Christmas Revels.
November 2008 and ongoing. Summer Moore has 6 on-camera national commercialncampaigns running, and is the voice (announcer) for 12 national commerical campaigns as a vo artist. She has also booked roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, worked off-Broadway in a new play (Stain), and will be starring opposite Thomas Everett Scott, Anthony Rapp & Lucas Haas in a new feature film beginning in Spring 2009.
September 2008 and ongoing. Bonnie Dennison has been a regular on Guiding Light since November of 2006 and Third Watch since 2005. She can be seen on the big screen in the films Black Watch and Love/Death/Cobain.
September 2008 and ongoing. Marija Stajic Salvetti can be seen in the film I, Creator, and the upcoming Mail Order Bride. She has appeared in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, as well as numerous industrials with IBM and Microsoft. She can be heard in voiceovers for Mariott Hotels, and Oracle.
September 2008. Jane Anderson wrote a screenplay for an episode of Mad Men, entitled The Gold Violin.
September 2008 and ongoing. Peter Sarsgaard plays Trigorin on Broadway in The Seagull. He was recently seen onscreen in Rendition (2007), The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008), Elegy (2008), In the Electric Mist (2008) and the upcoming productions of An Education (2009), and Orphan (2009).
September 2008. Judith Scarpone‘s latest film, Everybody Wants to be Italian, opened on the East Coast.
July 2008. Justis Bolding joined the cast of One Life to Live as a permanent cast member.
June 2008 and ongoing. Todd Reichart is the writer and co-host of a weekly events calendar for the Princeton, NJ area at PrincetonNewsNetwork.com, and he has conducted a series of interviews of the playwrights, directors, and actors of the current 2007-08 season of plays at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre.
June 2008 and ongoing. Edward Norton has been seen onscreen in The Incredible Hulk (2008), Pride and Glory (2008) and has the following projects upcoming: Leaves of Grass (2009), and Motherless Brooklyn (2010).
March 27 – April 13, 2008. Todd Reichart appeared in a production of Preston Jones’ The Oldest Living Graduate at the Hampton Theatre Company in Quogue, NY.

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June 2009. Ben Prayz appears as Banquo in the Secret Theatre Co. production of Macbeth, June 11 – 27 , plays Nick in a staged reading of Bullied for Misfit Toys Rep on June 23 and can be seen in the award-winning short film, The Humberville Poetry Slam which was produced, written and directed by TSS Alumni Emily Chang.
May 2009. Look out for Allison Strong who will be appearing in the Roundabout Theatre’s revival of Bye Bye Birdie opening on September 10th.
May 2009. James Kautz can be seen in Hamlet: Prince of Denmark presented by The Mortals Theater & Brooklyn Stage Company at the Archip Gallery Theater through May 24th.
May 2009. Emily Fink, has been cast in the role of “Anna” in Ivanov produced by the Miscreants Theatre Company. Ivanov will open June 8th and run through June 28th.
March 2009. Harmon Walsh, while receiving raves for his role as “Billy” in our production of The Real Thing, Harmon also managed to squeeze in a guest shot on Gossip Girl. His work included a scene opposite Charles Isherwood, the The New York Times critic and made quite an impact. You can read more about that here.
February 2009- June 2009. Denise Quinones can be seen in The House of the Spirits at the Repetorio Espanol.
February 2009. Erica Lauren McLaughlin is acting in Roundheads and Peakheads at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC. It runs until March 15th.
January 2009. Henning Fisher recently made an appearance on the Fox TV show Fringe.
January 2009. Victor Joel Ortiz chosen as one of Backstage’s “Take 5” actors. Backstage will follow Victor’s career throughout the year via a series of articles in order to show the diversity of what an actor’s career is at different stages. Read the first on his website, and the follow the rest in Backstage’s national magazine!
January 2009. Chris Riggi has supporting roles in the two upcoming films, Dare and Toe to Toe, premiering at 2009’s Sundance Film Festival. He recently made appearances on Lipstick Jungle and Guiding Light.
January 2009. Ryan Michael Jones shot the pilot and episodes 4 & 5 for the new NBC epic show, Kings in which he plays one of the Shepard brothers. He will also appear in a featured scene with America Ferrera in Ugly Betty.
January 2009. Harmon Walsh just accepted a guest lead on Gossip Girl.
January 2009. Justin Paul Kahn returns to One Life to Live for at least six episodes.
January 2009. Julie Halston will be performing in Broadway at Birdland. Julie also has a new book out, called Monologues for Show-offs.

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