MEET THE CAST AND CREATIVE OF ‘HALCYON DAYS’

 

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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 momentwww.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.huishanyon.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)

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Meet the Creative Team behind ‘What Happened That Night’

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Abigail Milnor-Sweetser (Jenna) is a classically and contemporary trained actress living in NYC Favourite credits include Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, People, Places & Things, Three Sisters. Feature film, Badpuss: A Popumentary (Indieflix). Along with her training at the Actors Studio Drama School, she studied at the LAMDA and the BADA in the UK. She’s worked with esteemed actors and directors such as Fiona Shaw, Simon Callow, Brian Cox, James Bundy, Peter Francis James, and UK director Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet, Barbican Centre featuring Benedict Cumberbatch). Additional training includes The National Theatre Institute, the William Esper Studio, and the Robert X. Modica Studio, and has a BA in theatre from Smith College. She is also in the feature film, Badpuss: A Popumentary.

Allison Benko (Director)is a theatre director based in Brooklyn. Her work as a director includes Another Mikado (upcoming, Ridgewood Gilbert & Sullivan Society, also adaptor), A Doll’s House: A New Opera (Central Square Theatre, also co-lyricist), Secret Death of Puppets (New York Public Library), Every Christmas Story Ever Told (Gloucester Stage Company), and Twelfth Night (Powerhouse Park). Notable assistant direction includes Oslo at Lincoln Center Theatre (Tony & Obie Awards for Best Play). Benko has studied ritualistic shadow puppetry at the Tholpavakoothu Puppet Centre in Kerala, India, and is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. B.A. Tufts University.

Celey Schumer (Kate) Celey is an actress, writer, and comedian. She performs sketch comedy regularly with the highly talented BoogieManja program, produces a weekly comedy podcast called Still Got It (waxing nostalgic about classic childhood movies), and tells jokes on stage whenever asked. You can see her in the upcoming film Bite Me, the webseries Extra/Ordinary, or probably in a yogurt commercial. She knows more about Harry Potter than you do, and is very passionate about snacks.”

Cinthia Chen (Assistant Director) works in both in film and theater. In film, her work includes editing and producing for Five Sisters Productions on King, Queens & In-Betweens  (2017) and Half The History (2015-) respectively; assisting on Charles River Media’s The Ascendants Anthology (2016) and production designing for Ben Haven Taylor’s In the Off-Season (2017). In theater, she conceived and directed a ‘live cinema theater’ production, Anna May Wong: The Actress Who Died a Thousand Deaths (Balch Arena Theater) which received Talamas Film Sponsorship. Chen has also trained in kunqu opera under the London Jing Kun Opera Association, as well as Japanese noh theater through the Kyoto Arts Center with Shingo Kateyama of the Kanze School of Noh. She holds a B.A. in International Literary and Visual Studies from Tufts University.

Chris Cimperman (Derek) A New York native with credits ranging from theatre to TV. Trained at the Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He recently finished working on a new horror film set in the Adirondacks set to release this summer. Chris is very excited to have joined the cast of “What Happened That Night” and looks forward to working on the play.

Daniel Jared Hersh (Benny) D.J. Hersh is an actor and singer from southern California. He recently celebrated his one year anniversary of living in NYC! He is a graduate of AMDA where he received a BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite past roles include Arpad in She Loves Me, Peter in The Diary of Anne Frank, and Jinx in Forever Plaid. D.J. works by day as a singing waiter at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, and he will be going on tour this spring with Peppa Pig Live! He would like to thank Allison for this opportunity, and his family and friends for always believing in him.

Jonathan Dauermann (Kevin) is delighted to be performing once again at the T. Schreiber Studio. Jonathan was recently part of the Studio’s December reading of the play Ribbon Creek and also appeared in last year’s Schreiber Shorts festival, starring in the play No Soap!. For many years an operatic performer, Jonathan switched to dramatic work over the last two years, performing classic roles like Prospero, the Stage Manager in Our Town, Leonato, and most recently, Pishchik in The Cherry Orchard. Jonathan can now be seen playing a guy (poorly) playing King Lear in the recently premiered a webseries, Footprints in the Sand, now viewable on YouTube.

Lia Romeo’s plays have been produced at 59E59, Project Y Theatre Company, Unicorn Theatre, and elsewhere, and have been developed at the Lark and San Francisco Playhouse, among other places. She has been nominated for the ATCA/Steinberg Award for best new play and the NYIT Award for outstanding full-length play, and has been recognized by the O’Neill (finalist), the Heideman Award (finalist), and the Kilroys List (honorable mention).  Her plays are published by Playscripts and Smith & Kraus.  She earned her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.F.A. in playwriting from Rutgers/MGSA, and she teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Melanie Glancy (Producer) recently debuted as Janice in Loose Ends here at T. Schreiber Studio, Directed by Terry Schreiber, Assistant Directed/Stage Managed The Snowmaker alongside Terry Schreiber, and now Producing all readings for The New Works Initiative here at T. Schreiber including Ribbon Creek and now What Happened. Other acting credits include 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.

‘What Happened’ Cast Announced

Thank you to everyone who auditioned and congratulations to the cast of the staged reading of ‘What Happened’ by Lia Romeo, directed by Allison Benko. This reading will be presented as a part of the Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative on January 27th at 2pm and 7pm in the Arthur Studio. Readings are free but seating is limited- email info@tschreiber.org to reserve your seats.
Abigail Milnor-Sweetser will play the role of Jenna.
Celey Schumer will play the role of Kate.
Chris Cimperman will play the role of Derek.
D.J. Hersh will play the role of Benny.
Jonathan Dauermann will play the role of Kevin.
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