Congratulations to TSS alumni Elise Finnerty and Estelle Girard Parks. The pair are mounting a staged production of Dear Eleanor, written by Estelle and directed by Elise, on June 8th at 4pm at the Kraine Theater in NYC.
Join us on May 5th for the latest reading in our New Works Initiative, HALCYON DAYS written by Josh Drimmer and directed by Joan Kane. There are two opportunities to hear this new work: 3pm and 7pm. While tickets are free, you must RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend this reading. Please include your name, indicate which performance you will attend, and let us know how many seats you will need.
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Charlotte LeMaire (Star “Starla” Jenkins) is a French-American actress raised in London. She studied acting at Princeton University, The Neighborhood Playhouse, and UCB. Her recent work includes numerous short films and another T. Schreiber Studio reading of The Snowmaker. Charlotte thanks her family and friends for the love and support and the T. Schreiber studio for this opportunity.
Morgan V. Canham (Ella Fox) is thrilled to be a part of the cast of Halycon Days! Credits include: (NY Theatre) Miss Julie, Hoboken: The Play. (Television) HBO’s Ballers, The Sonnet Project, Cosita Linda, Titulares y Mas. (Film) Bad Trash, State of Mind, Just Super, Physics 101. (Dance) Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee, Prince Royce, Yandel, Justin Quiles. She wants to give a huge thank you to her incredibly supportive family and friends, her acting coach Pamela Scott, and the entire T. Schreiber Studio community. Present moment, wonderful moment. www.morganvcanham.com
Vick Krishna (Amit Chaudri) is an actor, director, and editor. He’s been up in New York for the past two and half years, originally moving from Maryland, pursuing his interests in theatre, film and tv. He has notably been in many national commercial campaigns, and also recently has had his work as a director selected in coveted South Asian film festivals. He is a TSS Alum who was also privileged to take part in Terry Schreiber directed ‘Harper Regan”. Apart from studying acting and creating art he loves playing music, watching movies, photography and skateboarding. Favorite Actor: Dicaprio/DDL. Favorite Director: Spieblerg . “Your greatest art will be, being yourself.”
Michael Pichardo (Aurelio Moreno) is excited to be making his T. Schreiber Studio debut. A Lower East Side native, a graduate of Queensborough Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Performing Arts. Regional Theatre credits: The Favor (Chicago Fringe). Off-Broadway Credits: Othello (ATA) and The Last Hour (Royal Family). New York Theatre credits: The Glory of Living (PCTF/Flamboyan Theater), Child’s Play (Rising Sun/Kraine), Punk Grandpa (Frigid New York), The Skin of Our Teeth (Articulate Theatre), Allie’s Appendix (PCTF/The Paradise Factory), and Spoon River Anthology (Roy Arias Theater). Recent film credits include Judgment (short) and #Lear (DM Theatrics). He is a member of Rising Sun Performance Company and Articulate Theatre. He is a hip-hop enthusiast.
Hui-Shan Yong (Casey Seong) is excited to be working with director Joan Kane again! Her collaboration with Joan includes Loose Ends at T.Schreiber Studio and Rising Sun Performance Company’s 2017 summer staged reading series. She’s currently having a lot of fun doing children’s shows in public libraries around New York as part of Urban Stages’ Outreach Program. You can follow her work at www.huishanyong.com (TSS Actor)
Glen Llanes (Kyle Marija) is excited to be a part of Halcyon Days. NYC/ Regional – Evita, Rent, Miss Saigon, King and I. Tours/International: Miss Saigon, The King and I, Xanadu, Legally Blonde, Little Night Music. Thanks always to family, friends and mentors for their support and love.
Helen Herbert (Grace Stroud) is an actress, writer and producer. Selected NY roles: Haley in Final Request and Marilyn Monroe in It’s All Make Believe, Isn’t It? (Nylon Fusion); Elizabeth in Queen Elizabeth of Factory Fifteen (Samuel French OOB); Margaret in Everything Will Be Alright (Columbia MFA Program). She has also performed with the Labyrinth Theater Company, Irish Repertory Theater and Theatreworks USA, and in NJ with the Paper Mill Playhouse and Premiere Stages, among others. She has a green thumb and lives in Brooklyn with her husband. Proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
Joan Kane (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Ego Actus and directed I Know What Boys Want at Theatre Row and Kafka’s Belinda in Prague. She directed both Safe and what do you mean at 59e59 theaters and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, getting four star reviews for each. Joan was awarded Best Director in the 2016 United Solo Festival was named to the Indie Theatre Hall of Fame by nytheatre.com. Joan has an MFA in Directing from The New School and is a member of NY Madness Company, Dramatists Guild, SDC and is on the Board of Directors of the League of Professional Theatre Women. She is delighted to be directing once again for T. Schreiber Studios. www.EgoActus.com
Josh Drimmer’s (Playwright) plays include the lighthouse invites the storm (Sanguine Theater Company, winner of Project Playwright), The Beeping(American Renaissance Theater Company’s WinterFest), For You (Manhattan Repertory Theater’s WinterFest), Love Is Good (Producer’s Club, workshops with Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors’ Lab and Feed The Herd), and most recently, Halcyon Days (staged reading at Theater for the New City). He is the book writer of the new musical The Last Days of Pompeii and a cabaret (Rejected Showgirl), and a member of the American Renaissance Theatre Company and The Pool. joshdrimmer.com.
Melanie Glancy (Narrator) recently appeared in the 2018 Schreiber Shorts as Mac in Creekside Drive. Assistant Directed/Stage Managed The Snowmaker alongside Terry Schreiber. Producer for The New Works Initiative here at T. Schreiber Studio including Ribbon Creek, What Happened, and now Halcyon Days. Other acting credits include Janice in Loose Ends Directed by Terry Schreiber, Gabrielle Rejane in The Ladies of the Camiellas and Jaquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Thank you to T. Schreiber Studio for all of the incredible opportunities. (TSS Actor)
Congratulations to TSS Alum Emory Kemph who was recently accepted to Tisch as a Drama Major! Emory studied Meisner Technique with Peter Jensen at T. Schreiber. We are thrilled for you! We are still enrolling students for our Meisner Technique class that starts next week – register here!
Congratulations to TSS Alum Jo Walker who will appear in ‘Ladies Take the Lead’ with LCK Productions at The PIT NYC, where a group of insanely talented ladies will take on some of the most iconic roles in theatre, film, and television, originally written for men. All proceeds from this performance will go to benefit the TIMES UP campaign. Buy tickets for the April 9th event here.
TSS Alum Celia Braxton will dramaturg and introduce a reading of ‘Peculiar Sam’ by Pauline Hopkins (1859-1930), part of the On Her Shoulders Series. Doors open at 6:45pm for a prompt start at 7:00pm with The Play in Context Introduction by Celia Braxton, who situates the script in its historical time and place,. Admission is by Donation. Running time, including a post-performance Q&A is approximately 100 minutes. The performance is at The New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, New York, NY. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com.
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins
ON HER SHOULDERS was founded in 2013 to present rehearsed, staged readings of plays by women from across the spectrum of time, with contemporary dramaturgs contextualizing them for modern audiences. The program was incorporated into New Perspectives’ Women’s Work Project in 2014 and continues to strive to make it impossible for producers and theatre companies to deny or ignore the 1,000-year history and value of women’s contribution to the theatrical canon. To date the program has presented 40 plays by 32 writers from the years 1668 to 1970.
TSS Alum Nelson Avidon recently appeared in the Boundless Theatre Company’s production of Mud by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Elena Araoz.