Natural Life

Written by Eduardo Ivan Lopez

 directed by Jake Turner

March 2nd-April 2nd

Cast (in alphabetical Order)
Harris……………………………..Joseph Calderone
Dan Coleman……………………………Don Carter*
Mama……………………………….Noelle McGrath*
Virgil Philpot………………………Joseph Giardina*
Claire McGreely…………………………Holly Heiser*
Rita Hathaway………………………Anna Holbrook*
Ben Dushane…………………………Bob Rogerson*

*Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association


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Joseph Calderone (Harris) is excited to be a part of his first production here at the T. Schreiber Studio.  He started his studies at The Barrow Group and has been studying here at the Studio since 2014.  His first production in NYC was in an off-off Broadway production of 12 Angry Jurors. Joseph would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love, support and positive energy.  He would also like to thank his wonderful teacher, Susan, for always pushing him to go bigger and bolder.


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Don Carter (Dan Coleman) is delighted to be working on this beautiful play.  In NYC, Don has worked with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Target Margin Theater, Nylon Fusion, The Drilling Company and Blue Coyote Theater Group.  Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and The Public Theatre (in Auburn, Maine).  Film / TV: Hitting the Ground (Living Pictures), Kingdom Come (Rockville Pictures), The Appointment (NYU), Sid and Mel (NYU), One Life To Live (ABC), As The World Turns (CBS).  Training: MFA / Acting: Rutgers, T. Schreiber Studio and Wynn Handman Studio. Member: Actors Equity Association and SAG / AFTRA.  Visit Don’s website at www.doncarternyc.com.


Joseph D. Giardina (Virgil Philpot) is returning to acting after an extended stint as an arts administrator, most recently Director of Education at the New Victory Theater and Theatre for a New Audience.  Prior to those jobs he performed plays at Playwrights Horizons (Three Sons), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Nobodaddy; Fellini de Fountain Bleu), Theatre 890 (Today I am a Fountain Pen), Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey (Miss Consuelo), Virginia Stage (Night of the Iguana), and various others.  He currently studies acting with Terry Schreiber and has studied in the past with Michael Howard, George Morrison, Sam Schacht and Shakespeare with Bob Smith.


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Holly Heiser (Claire McGreely) is a current cast member in the Off-Broadway show Fuerzabruta. She has toured with Pilobolus Dance Theater and the Networks National Tour of Contact. Broadways workshops include Tarzan and Angels. Holly won a Carbonell Award in 2010 for Best Actress in a Musical for Vices: A Love Story at the Caldwell Theatre. Thank you to Terry Schreiber, Matt Corozine, and Michael Warner.


A Ho0lbrook headshotAnna Holbrook (Rita Hathaway) was last seen in the T. Schreiber production of Hot L Baltimore. Known to many for her Emmy Award winning work on “Another World,” other television; “Law and Order”, “L&O SVU”, “The West Wing”, “Spin City”, “One Life to Live”, “All My Children”. Theater; Off Broadway: “The Dolphin Position” (Primary Stages), “Crimes of the heart”, “Three Viewings”, w/Frances Sternhagen (Fleetwood Stage). Film: “I Love Trouble”, w/Nick Nolte. In CT: “My Fair Lady” (The Summer Theater of New Canaan). Anna is truly grateful for the teachers in her life, Terry Schreiber being one of the finest. Brucie:777 (www.Annaholbrook.com)


N. McGrath headshotNoelle McGrath (Mama) The zany Madame Arcati in Gallery Players 2013 production of Blithe Spirit, Noelle was nominated for a 2015 Innovative Theatre Award for her performance of Lizzy Sweeney in Philadelphia, Here I Come! at T. Schreiber Studios. Roles invlude Mrs. Codliver in Self at Metropolitan Playhouse, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations at Mill Mountain Theatre. Matron in It Runs in the Family at The Gallery Players, Countess Aurelia in Madwoman of Chaillot at Theatre Unplugged, Mrs. Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Equity Guest Artist, Cal State L.A.), and Gertrude Stein in In Circles at Judson Memorial in the Village.


B Rogerson headshotforwebsiteBob Rogerson (Ben Dushane) ’s many theatre credits span the entire contract range from “Production” to “Showcase.” He has appeared in over 100 stage productions and is a proud member of AEA (Actors Equity Association) and SAG-AFTRA (the Professional Actors’ Unions for Stage; Screen; and Television.) Teaching venues include the Studio milieu in NYC; University of Florida’s New World School for the Arts; University of Miami/Florida; American University; Christopher Newport University; and Private Coaching in Boston, New York, South Florida and Washington, DC.

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