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Bernard K. Addison's recent television appearances include Desperate Housewives and Castle. Past television work includes Ugly Betty, Las Vegas, Weeds, Frasier, JAG, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Recent theatre work include the multiple-award winning production of The Ballad of Emmett Till (Best Acting Ensemble- LA Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle, Backstage Garland Awards) at the Fountain Theatre, and a critically-acclaimed performance as Herald Loomis in Joe Turner's Come and Gone (The Fountain Theatre and The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco). Other theatre work includes Electra on Broadway (with fellow PATP member Michael Cumpsty), The Theatre at Boston Court, the Ahmanson, the Pearl in New York, the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. See more on Bernard here.
Tim Altmeyer was recently in the Broadway companies of Looped and High, both by Matthew Lombardo. He also toured with High internationally, playing opposite Kathleen Turner. Regionally, Tim recently appeared in The Woman in Black, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and God of Carnage. He directed and produced Water Street by Alex Lewin at the 2010 AGTF Dublin, where it was nominated for 3 awards including Best Production. Tim is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Tim returned to PlayMakers to play Septimus in Arcadia. Tim's UF bio is here.
Carol Anderson-Shores and her husband Jim Shores continue with their company "Acts of Renewal," producing "theatre to delight the soul" for Christian audiences at colleges, churches, and major conferences. See them at their Web site.
Wendy Barrie-Wilson was recently seen in I Capture the Castle (Mrs. Cotton) and The Grapes Of Wrath (Ma Joad) for the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. She can be seen on many reruns of Law & Order/SVU/CI, as Mrs. Chitwood on The Guiding Light, and in PBS "Novel Reflections," adding to a long list of television credits. In early 2006 she played Sister Aloysius in the European premiere of Doubt at Vienna's English theatre with fellow UNC Actor Ray Dooley. She has received a SALT Award and a DayTony award for other productions of Doubt. Variety hailed her Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie as one of the best ever. Broadway: Our Town, starring Paul Newman; All My Sons, starring Richard Kiley. Wendy's numerous regional credits include the Denver Center, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, the Huntington Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival among many others. Wendy is an accomplished potter and pottery teacher. She is a Professor of Acting at Denison University and will be directing Gretchen Cryer s next play in the fall. Visit Wendy's Web site to see more.
Josh Blann is an Associate Professor of Drama at Tarrant County College-Northwest in the Dallas area. He continues to work regularly in the there, appearing recently in The Long Christmas Ride Home and Port Twilight, A History of Science, and don’t u love me? at Dallas Children’s Theatre. Josh directed classmate Brandon Smith s play Green for the Out of the Loop Festival at Watertown Theatre. With Brandon he co-wrote the play Bandersnatch, which enjoyed a successful production at the regional festival of ACTF in Oklahoma. His own play, The Poe Murders, was performed at TCC-N.
Greg Oliver Bodine recently received a New York Innovative Theatre Awards nomination for 'Outstanding Solo Performance' in his one-man play, POE, TIMES TWO, which was produced at WorkShop Theater Company in October, 2011. The play was also nominated for 'Outstanding Lighting Design' and 'Outstanding Production of a Remounted Play.' The 2012 NYIT Awards Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 7pm on Sept. 24 in lower Manhattan, and is open to the public. Greg is also very happy to announce that his short play, THE FATWĀ OF CORPSMAN JOHNNY JONES, has just been selected to be a part of the 37th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. FATWĀ was chosen from more than nine hundred plays, and will be among the Final Forty to be performed at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row in New York from October, 23-28, 2012. The play was originally produced by WorkShop Theater Company last May as part of "They That Have Borne The Battle:" a month-long festival of plays and readings to honor the men and women of the Armed Services. In other news, Greg's ten-minute play I, CARPENTER, is set to be published by Playscripts, Inc. The play was first developed at EST in 2006 under the tutelage of Founding Artistic Director, the late Curt Dempster, and received continued support in The Writers’ Forum at Manhattan Source before being produced there as part of the 2011 InGenius Short Play Festival. The rave review at nytheatre.com called I, CARPENTER "the most powerful piece of the evening…a modest but gripping piece" that "treats the lives of working-class Americans with a truthfulness that is all too lacking in contemporary theatre." And see more about Greg's play FATWĀ here.
Prince T. Bowie Prince T. Bowie is in his third year of teaching as Chair of the Fine Arts Magnet Theatre Department of Mt. Zion High School in Atlanta. He recently directed A Raisin In the Sun, and has begun building a partnership for his students with Los Angeles actor Greg Alan Williams. More on Greg Alan Williams' work with Prince here.
Janie Brookshire just closed Off-Broadway in Man & Superman at the Irish Repertory Theatre, opposite Brian Murray. Next she returns to the Mint Theatre Company as the titular character in the Allan Monkhouse comedy Mary Broome. Janie has worked Off-Broadway at the Mint (Wife to James Whelan) and the Pearl (The Misanthrope, nominated for a Lucille Lortel award) and on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre's production of The Philanthropist, starring Matthew Broderick. Recent TV/Film credits include "The Good Wife", "Ringer" and the upcoming indie feature He's Way More Famous than You, opposite Mamie Gummer and directed by her PlayMakers co-star Michael Urie.
John Brummer will be performing Edmund Tyrone in A Long Day's Journey into Night at Actors Theatre of Louisville in October 2012. He played Ken in John Logan's RED at Berkeley Repertory Theatre spring of 2012.
Kevin Butler was featured opposite Frank Langella and Laura Allen in the motion Picture How You Look To Me and returned for a second year for work at the Hartford Stage Company. When not on stage or screen he holds the position of Dean of Judicial Affairs at Providence College
Judy W. Chen was seen as Chin/Suzuki in "M Butterfly" by David Henry Hwang this spring for the Columbia University MFA Director Program for Director Raymond Zilberberg. Off Broadway, she has performed with: The Public Theatre, Pan-Asian Rep, Ma-Yi Theatre Co, Manhattan TheatreSource. You may spy her in a commercial here and there. For more information, please go to: www.judywchen.com
Bostin Christopher (MFA, '96) is currently an Artistic Associate with Perseverance Theatre in Alaska. Last season, he directed The 39 Steps and appeared as Present in A Christmas Carol. In 2012-2013, he will play Lennie in Of Mice and Men and direct Harold Pinter's Betrayal. Prior theatre credits include directing and acting in various new plays, including Off-Broadway in Ice Island: The Wait for Shackleton and at the Public Theatre in David Grimm's Kit Marlowe. He has passion for new work and serves annually as a workshop leader/panelist/featured artist for both the Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, where he is also the coordinator of the Fringe Festival. He has also helped facilitate and workshop new plays with William Inge Center for the Arts, NYSF/Public Theatre's New Work Now!, Moving Arts, and Perseverance Theatre. Film credits include: Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, Unbreakable with Samuel L. Jackson and his award-winning performance as the title role in Otis, also starring Daniel Stern and Kevin Pollak and the forthcoming Frozen Ground with John Cusack (Dec '12) and In My Pocket (Feb '13) with Zack Ward and Gregory Smith. You might also catch him in old reruns of Law & Order and Ed among others, or be able to get a few laughs if you can find some of his commercials online. His terribly-in-need-of-an-update website can be found at: http://www.bostinchristopher.com
Jeffrey Blair Cornell has been a company member with PlayMakers Repertory Company for the past 17 seasons appearing in more than 50 productions, including last season’s Noises Off, The Making of a King: Henry IV/Henry V, and In the Next Room (the vibrator play). Recent roles include Roy Cohn in Angels in America (Parts I and II), the King in Big River and both Dukes in As You Like It. Other favorites include Crummles and Ned Cheeryble in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Alan in Opus , Matamore in The Illusion, Father Flynn in Doubt; Jason in Wit, and Willie Mossop in Hobson s Choice. Other regional work: Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Birmingham Theatre (Girl Crazy - opposite Lorna Luft), and the Caldwell Theatre (2 Best Actor Nominations - Carbonell Awards for Falsettoland and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me). Jeffrey is a Senior Lecturer and currently serves as Associate Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-CH.
Michael Cumpsty continued his work on Broadway with a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in End of the Rainbow. Other Broadway appearances include Jules in the 2008 Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George, The Constant Wife, Democracy, Copenhagen, Enchanted April, 42nd Street, Electra, 1776, Racing Demon, The Heiress, Translations, Timon of Athens (Bayfield Award), and Artist Descending a Staircase. Michael portrayed the title roles in Richard II and Hamlet at Classic Stage Company in New York and has played many roles for the New York Public Theatre. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he starred as Leontes in The Winter s Tale in Stratford-Upon-Avon. His many television credits include L.A. Law and Star Trek: Voyager; films include Eat, Pray, Love; The Ice Storm; Fatal Instinct; and State of Grace.
Pia Days is a founder of And Action!, a production company in Los Angeles, co-founded with PATP alumnae Allison Reeves and Tiffany R R Stanley. Learn more here.
John Feltch appeared on Broadway in Enchanted April and at the Roundabout in Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle. He was a company member at the Alley Theatre for 11 seasons playing such roles as Brutus in Julius Caesar (with Vanessa Redgrave), Henry in The Real Thing (Houston Press Best Actor, 2000), and Prior Walter in Angels in America. John returned to the Alley to play Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, spring 2007 and to play in Sarah Ruhl s Eurydice in 2009. John's many other theatre credits include work at American Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and the McCarter Theatre. John returned to PlayMakers to play Edgar in King Lear, Diamond Louie in The Front Page, Versati in The Underpants, the Compte De Guiche Cyrano de Bergerac, and Emperor Joseph in Amadeus. John also directed Stones In His Pockets and Crimes of the Heart for PRC.
Julie Fishell has been a resident company member of PlayMakers Repertory Company since 1993 where her many roles include Sister Aloysius in Doubt, Mrs. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Celia in As You Like It, Elmire in Tartuffe, and Nancy in Frozen. Also a graduate of The Juilliard School, she has performed and studied in New York with The Public Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, Manhattan Class Company, The Acting Company and the A.N.T.A. Touring Company. Julie s many regional credits include Inez Kirby in The Death of Papa at Hartford Stage Company (directed by Michael Wilson), and work with Virginia Stage Company and Chautauqua Theatre Company.
Janet Foster is the owner of Janet Foster Casting, where she has cast The Light in the Piazza for Lincoln Center, and on Broadway cast Lennon, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom, and Taking Sides. Off-Broadway Janet has cast Endpapers, True Love, The Dying Gaul, The Maiden s Prayer, Dream True, Trojan Women, A Love Story, and for Playwrights Horizons, Floyd Collins, The Monogomist, A Cheever Evening, Later Life. Regional credits include the Intiman Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Prince Music Theater, the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, American Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV casting: Cosby, Tracy Ullman Takes On New York, The Deal, Advice From A Caterpillar. Janet has conducted industry workshops for the PATP. In 2010 she became Casting Director and a senior member of the artistic team at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Michael Frederic has been seen most recently as Steve Heidebrecht in August: Osage County at the Fulton Theatre. Other recent credits include Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps at Florida Studio Theatre, followed by another run of the show at The Actors' Playhouse in Miami. He played Detective Fix and several other roles in Around the World in 80 Days for The Public Theatre of Maine and returned there as Cratchit, Marley, and various others for a 6-actor production of A Christmas Carol. He was in Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes' 26 Miles which ran at Two River Theatre and the Round House Theatre. He played Father Flynn in Doubt at both the Cleveland Playhouse and the Fulton Theatre. He will be returning to The Public Theatre of Maine for a very silly 3-actor production of The Hound of the Baskervilles in January 2013. www.michaelfrederic.com
Joseph Haj began his tenure as Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company July 1, 2006 and has directed Henry IV/V The Making of a King, Big River, As You Like It, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Pericles, The Illusion, and Amadeus. Previously for PlayMakers Joe directed Cyrano de Bergerac and Not About Heroes and assisted Mark Wing-Davey on King Lear. Joe’s production of Hamlet at the Folger Theatre in Washington D.C. won several Helen Hayes Awards in 2010, and his production of Henry V at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012 received much praise. Other directing credits include As You Like It and Metamorphosis for the Clarence Brown Theatre, and The Road That Leads Here for the Humana Festival in Louisville. As an actor Joe has worked with Joanne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart (he was an original member of the SITI Company), Peter Sellars, Robert Woodruff, Garland Wright, Michael Grief, Sir Peter Hall, Jon Jory and others. TV appearances include 24, Without a Trace, Navy NCIS, Crossing Jordan and Charmed. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Grant and also the recipient of the 2004/2005 Nation Endowment for the Arts / Theatre Communications Group Career Development Grant for directors. Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Communications Group and was named by American Theatre Magazine as one of 25 artists who will lead the American Theatre in the next quarter century.
Carrie Heitman recently wrapped the film, WHAT ABOUT US, co-starring with Jasmine Guy; directed by Deatra Harris, who recently won best audience award at the Sundance Film Festival for the film KINYARWANDA. This past spring she appeared in Rabbit Island at the Kraine Theater, and wrapped the feature, DECISIONS, directed by Oscar nominee Roni Ezra. She looks forward to getting married this coming October at the Boat House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Deanna Henson appeared in And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little for Longview productions in New York. Other New York work includes Primary Stages and the Einhorn School of Performing Arts, and the Dog Run Repertory Theatre.
Beth Hylton Winter 2011: Beth as Elvira in Blithe Spirit at Delaware Theatre Company. Beth is a proud co-producer of The Actors Salon, which presents concert readings of neglected American Classics in an Event Setting (www.dcactorssalon.com). Recent performances include Ann Deever in All My Sons at Baltimore's Everyman Theatre and Miss Forsythe in Death of a Salesman (starring Christopher Lloyd as Willy Loman) at the historic Weston Playhouse. Also: The Savannah Disputation at Olney Theatre Center, A Doll's House (Nora) at Gulfshore Playhouse, Private Lives and An Ideal Husband (opposite PATP alum David Whalen) at Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre and Suddenly Last Summer at Florida's Hippodrome Theatre. Other regional: Kennedy Center, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Woolly Mammoth. For more information: www.bethhylton.com.
Paige Johnston is a partner at Corrigan & Johnston Casting in Charlotte, NC. Paige also directs at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre in Charlotte, most recently a sold-out production of No Exit.
Fiona Jones is a proud founding partner at Manhattan Theatre Source, a full-service resource for artists in New York. Fiona has established herself as a leading voice talent in New York, including work for the NFL, Discovery Channel, MTV and other major clients. Films include Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown and several indie features. Stage work includes Actors Theatre of Louisville and Chautauqua Repertory Theatre. Fiona is also the founder & executive producer of the annual Estrogenius Festival, a celebration of women's voices, at Manhattan Theatre Source; her play "After People" will be presented during the 2007 Festival.
David S. Jung has appeared in the feature films Mind the Gap, How You Look to Me, and Takedown. His numerous television credits include The Shield, The Practice, numerous appearances on Law and Order (original and SVU), and a host of commercials. Most recently he starred in the documentary, Air Guitar Nation.
Michael Houston King is actor, writer, and producer for The Way Back Home, in which he stars opposite Julie Harris. The film is being repped by Mark Litwak, who also repped Hustle and Flow and Matador. Michael's other recent films include Opposite Sex and the City and Written in Blood. Television credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Hyperion Bay, and Sliders.
Tim Klein has returned home to the Buffalo area for a Visiting Professor position in Acting/Directing at SUNY Fredonia, after five years of acting, directing, and teaching in Chicago. Tim appeared onstage in 2007-08 at Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre Company, Theatre For Youth, and at the late, lamented Studio Arena Theatre.
Dan Krell has established himself as a leading actor in the Pittsburgh theatre scene, working constantly and receiving great praise for his work. He recently played Cliff in Cabaret at the Pittsburgh Public and appeared in Steven Dietz's Honus & Me at the City Theatre.
Brent Langdon appeared at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in the East Coast premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Murderers.
Rita Marchelya joined Billy Crudup in a reading of David Rabe's new script, The Black Monk, based on the Chekov story of the same name. She had great success in Raised by Lesbians in the NY Fringe Festival, summer 08. Also NYC: world premiere of Water and Stone (role of Sandra, directed by Curt Dempster) at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Other EST: Julie in Reunion, Vicki in After the Dose, company member Ensemble Lab under the direction of Curt Dempster. She performed in the staged reading of The Rise of Dorothy Hale with Naked Angels and her television and film credits include the FX comedy Starved, As the World Turns, All My Children and indies Cracking, Rope, Network Adaptation and Concealed. Rita is a principal teacher of the Miller Voice Method in New York. See more here.
Charlie Flynn-McIver is the Artistic Director of the North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville. Prior to NCSC, Charlie toured with Judith Light in the National Tour of Wit, and was seen at Syracuse Stage, The Hangar Theatre, Theatre Virginia, Vermont Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and in New York at the Melting Pot and the Lincoln Center Institute.
Jeff Meanza has returned to PlayMakers as company member (most recently in Nicholas Nickleby) and as Director of Education and Outreach. Jeff played the title role in Celebrate Good Times (Macbeth) at the West End Theatre in New York in June of 2006. In 2005 Jeff served as assistant director and played Mr. Mister in UC Berkeley's production of The Cradle Will Rock. He followed that by appearing in the Bay Area Premier of Sheila Callaghan's CRUMBLE (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake) playing Father/Justin Timberlake/Harrison Ford.
Kathryn Meisle Broadway credits include A Touch of the Poet, The Constant Wife and Tartuffe, for which she received a Tony Award nomination and the Calloway Award. Other Broadway credits include London Assurance, The Rehearsal, and Racing Demon. Kathryn s many off-Broadway credits include Living Out (Second Stage), Old Money (Lincoln Center Theatre), and Olivia in Twelfth Night, Celia in As You Like It, and Desdemona in Othello for the NY Shakespeare Festival. Film and television: Grey s Anatomy, NYPD Blue, CSI Miami, Without a Trace, The Guardian, Law & Order: SVU, Oz, You ve Got Mail, and Rosewood.
Brian Meredith can be seen on the History Channel as Captain Baczkowski in Storm on the Horizon. Other work in Los Angeles includes the pilots Men of Valor: Doolittle, and Medal of Honor, Airborne. On stage in Los Angeles Brian has appeared in The Godfadda Workout and The Kitchen Sink, by UNC alum Meghan Gambling.
Harold Todd (Moeller) used that Ringling training performing as a clown in the Britney Spears Circus tour. Harold writes, Hard to describe the overwhelming experience it is to be in front of 25,000 screaming fans!! Previously, Harold appeared in The Frugal Repast at the Abingdon Theatre in New York, playing an ex-clown holding a Picasso painting for ransom. The New York Times reviewed the show very favorably and featured a photo of Harold. Harold's play Planet Samovar was selected for the NY Fringe Festival summer 2006. Harold also acted in the piece.
Hana Moon appeared as Agnes in Moli re's The School for Wives, and as Luka in Shaw's Arms and the Man at the Pearl Theatre Company in New York, fall 2006. Hana has appeared on Law and Order (CI) and Guiding Light, and in a recurring role on All My Children. Her film work includes Grand Theft Auto, Sunrise, and West 32nd. NY theatre credits include the Westside Theatre, Urban Stages, and Cowboy vs. Samurai at NAATCO. Hana has extensive national and regional commercial credits. Hana returned to PlayMakers to play Emily in Our Town in 2002.
Connan Morrissey most recently appeared as Hermione in The Winter s Tale at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. Previously she was seen in the world-premiere of Karen Zacarias' The Book Club Play at Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda, MD. She played Freedom in Arena Stage's Washington DC-based version of Christmas Carol called, appropriately, Christmas Carol, 1941. She regularly appears in many staged readings at the Kennedy Center. Connan appeared summer 2006 in An Experiment with an Air Pump with the Potomac Theatre Project in Olney, MD, and in Orson's Shadow at the Round House Theatre. Connan's many other credits include the title role in Anna Karenina at the Clarence Brown Theatre, Lady Macbeth at the Avignon-Off Festival, Laura in The Glass Menagerie at the Asolo (Handy Award, Best Supporting Actress). Connan returned to PlayMakers to play Claire in Proof in 2002.
Matthew Ellis Murphy made his New York debut in One Shot Productions' The Comedy of Errors with alumni Matthew Patterson and Marla Yost. NY credits since then include work with Examined Man Theatre, The Gallery Players, FringeNYC, Lark Play Development Center, the Episcopal Actors' Guild and cabarets at Don't Tell Mama and The Duplex. Most recently: workshopped Ian August's The Aisling at the Passage Theatre in NJ (with alumnus Derrick Ledbetter) and performed in Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle, produced by Sonnet Repertory Theatre at Theatre Row. Check out his blog for more information!
Matthew Patterson is a founding member of One Shot Productions, with PATP alumni Nikolas Priest and Marla Yost, and Matt s wife Melissa. Their inaugural production of The Comedy of Errors played in New York, summer of 2010.
Flor De Liz Perez recently wrapped production on Showtime's pilot Gurland on Gurland playing a fantastically fierce and sexy guest star role opposite writer/director/actor and show creator Andrew Gurland. She's currently performing with Theatre 167 in the original production of Jackson Heights 3AM, a show which Theatermania.com hails as "a sheer delight from beginning to end," and that Examiner.com praises as "a well acted, beautifully conceived portrait of a complicated neighborhood." Before beginning rehearsals for Jackson Heights 3AM, Flor enjoyed a great extended run of the world premiere of Madeleine George's Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England at Two River Theater (dir. Ken Rus Schmoll). Mixing "unbounded enthusiasm with the requisite sincerity," Flor De Liz gained the hearts of many as the yogini Andromeda. Look out for her appearance on CBS' The 22 opposite Giancarlo Esposito (air date tbd). At the end of 2011, Flor De Liz accepted the Hola Award for Best Ensemble, along with her castmates of the Repertorio Espanol premiere of Caridad Svich's In the Time of the Butterflies (dir. Jose Zayas), in which she originated the role of Mujer Americana. A special holiday treat was sharing the stage with the legendary Ruth Maleczech (of Mabou Mines) for Hero Theatre's reading of Migdalia Cruz's Another Part of the House (a re-imagining of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, in which Flor played the young Adela to Ruth's Maria Josefa). When not performing, Flor continues to do readings with The Lark, as well as volunteering weekly at The 52nd Street Project (www.52project.org).
Nikolas Priest is a founding member of One Shot Productions, with PATP alumni Matt Patterson and Marla Yost. Their inaugural production of The Comedy of Errors played in New York, summer of 2010. Nik has appeared in the Estrogenius Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source, and on All My Children.
Allison Reeves appeared on One Life To Live, and is a founding member of And Action! , a production company in Los Angeles. Learn more about And Action! here.
Susanna Rinehart is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts and Assistant Provost for Liberal Education and University Studies at Virginia Tech University.
Brian Robinson just completed his fifth season as a company member of Flat Rock Playhouse, where he has appeared in 17 productions. In October and November, he will be portraying Father Flynn in DOUBT, produced by Charlie Flynn-McIver's North Carolina Stage Company. He has worked with Charlotte Rep, Opera Carolina, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, Temple Theatre, Raleigh Ensemble Players and Actors Theatre of Charlotte. In the latter's 2007-2008 season, he appeared in THE PILLOWMAN (Tupolski), THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED (Mitchell), and THE SCENE (Charlie). For the latter, he was named by Metrolina Theatre Association as Best Actor in a Comedy. He has appeared in commercials for companies such as Food Lion, Time Warner Cable, Coca Cola, Subway, and Tylenol, as well as numerous industrials. He filmed a featured role in the upcoming GOSPEL HILL, starring Angela Bassett and Danny Glover and directed by Giancarlo Esposito.
Blake Robison is the Artistic Director of the Round House Theatre near Washington D.C. Blake was Chairman of the Department of Theatre and Artistic Director of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville / Clarence Brown Theatre. Blake has also served as Artistic Director for the National Shakespeare Company and the Champlain Shakespeare Festival. He directed Hobson's Choice for PlayMakers Repertory Company in 2003.
Bruce Marshall Romans continues writing and developing projects in LA. He was recently named one of five principal writers on a new AMC series centering on the building of the transcontinental railroad in 1865. Courtney Cox and David Arquette produced Bruce s Movie of the Week for Lifetime inspired by the true story of 13 women who secretly underwent the astronauts testing in the early 1960s. Another recent project was a reality show, Southern Belles: Louisville, that Bruce helped create and produce. It premiered May 2009 on Soapnet for a ten episode run. Previously Bruce sold an hour long series to Fox 21 Studios with a working title of Pushed. Kevin Falls (co-executive producer of The West Wing) is co-executive producer. Bruce also sold a half-hour comedy to Fox entitled Free Range. Bruce produced the independent film Blackbird for playwright Adam Rapp, who also wrote and directed. He wrote, produced, and starred in the 2004 film How You Look To Me, also starring Frank Langella and Laura Allen, and featuring classmates Kevin Butler and David S. Jung.
Andrew Sellon can be seen and heard in a number of places in 2011 and 2012: in Paramount's upcoming The Smurfs Movie (3D) with Hank Azaria, Sofia Vergara, and Tim Gunn; in the foreign feature film Mamarosh; and as the voice of the Judge in a new animated film of The Hunting of the Snark, as well as appearing solo in a Minute Maid print advertisement. He recently worked with fellow Harvard alumnus John Lithgow in a filmed comedy scene for New York Public Library's Lions Gala, and also starred in a series of six web ads titled The Disengaged Dozen. On stage, from 2002-2008 hestarred in a series of hit productions for Vermont Stage Company, including all 35 roles in I Am My Own Wife, Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, the Fool in King Lear, Charlie in The Foreigner, and Wayne in Inspecting Carol, among others. He was invited back in fall 2008 to co-host and perform in VSC's 10th Anniversary Gala, continuing a rich artistic association with the company. He went on to play the Fool again in 2009 for NYC's New York Classical Theatre, and has starred in two other hit productions of The Foreigner for theatres in New York and Maine. Andrew recently completed a four-year term as President of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America, and is currently working on a new version of his beautiful one-man play about Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass Darkly, which he originally created as a PATP project, as well as his own translation of a classic French comedy. See more at Andrew's Web site and blog.
Sarah E. Shively is co-owner of Open Sesame Productions, Inc., a small media production company creating video, web and app content. Recent clients include Focus Features, The Netherlands Consulate General in New York and the National Psoriasis Foundation. As a filmmaker, her short film CONTEMPLATING EMILY journeyed the film circuit for the 2006-2007 season premiering at LA’s Outfest and ending at the Short Film Corner, Le Marché du Film, the Festival de Cannes. Her next short is a horror genre film entitled FINGERTRAP, and last year she pinned her first theatrical script working with Niles Ford on his In Search of the Invisible People dance/docu project that chronicles the underground rise of House during the repressive era of the Giuliani Administration, the corporate takeover of the small disco labels and the AIDS epidemic. Shively serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s American Language Program and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. In 2011 she read the role of Gwen Landis in Lanford Wilson’s 5th of July in an OSP staged reading production. Ellen McLaughlin played Sally Talley—their reading date was just days before Wilson’s passing.
David Shoup served as a Morale, Welfare & Recreation Coordinator for the troops in Iraq. David is now a featured speaker with Freedom Speakers and Trainers, specializing in Memory Training.
Brandon Smith has performed with such regional theaters as the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, the Dallas Shakespeare Theatre, and the Plano Repertory Theatre. He has also performed in numerous commercials and voice-overs in New York City and North Texas. In 2003, Brandon did motion-capture and voice-over work on the video game “Unreal Tournament 2004”, which was named Multiplayer Game of the Year by E3, IGN, GameSpy, and Computer Gaming World. Selected directing credits include The Rivals, Romeo and Juliet, Lobby Hero, ...And the Rain Came to Mayfield (KCACTF Region VI Richard A. Weaver Award, 2010), and Bandersnatch (KCACTF Regional Finalist, and KCACTF National Distinguished Director 2012). Brandon is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of Theatre Studies at Brevard College. From 2008-2012 Mr. Smith taught and directed at Midwestern State University. In 2012 Brandon was invited to speak on cross-disciplinary undergraduate research between the arts and sciences at the national COPLAC (Consortium of Public Liberal Arts Colleges) conference. During Summer 2012, Smith was also awarded the Kennedy Center’s Distinguished New Work Award for writing the play Bandersnatch.
Marshall Spann booked his first audition in New York, a series of spots for CBS College Sports.
Tiffany R. R. Stanley is staying busy working in theatre and film. She just wrapped production on the independent comedy film Permit to Firm It set to be released sometime next year. Other films include the independent short Punch Drunk Love in which she was nominated for best actress at the New Emerging Artists Film Festival in San Jose, CA, and The Break, a romantic comdey. Tiffany is co-founder and partner of And Action! Arts productions, and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Marc Stern played the lead role in a short feature called United We Stand that was shown at the Cannes Film Festival, 2006. In recent years Marc has made national commercials for American Eagle, Nextel, Hewlett Packard, among many others. He appeared at the Met Theatre in Hollywood in Hurlyburly and The DaDaists. He is the founder and president of Oenothea Films, Inc.
Estes Tarver recently played Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the New Harmony Theatre. Back in New York he booked a role on As The World Turns and had a recurring role as Dr. Meredith on Guiding Light. Estes wrote, directed, and starred in the short film, Mr. Moonlight, for which he won Best Vampire Portrayal at the Vampire Film Festival in New York. See more on Estes.
Josh Tower's Broadway credits include The Lion King (Simba, also National Tour) and Ragtime. After stepping away from The Lion King, Josh made a trip back to NC as The Arbiter in North Carolina Theatre's production of Chess in July, 2007. Josh has also appeared at Playwrights Horizons, the North Shore Music Theatre and the Bay Street Theatre.
Jason Vail recently worked on an independent pilot Bodies of Work, winner of HBO s pitch competition, as well as two indie features, Daft Queens and Best Ribs in Town. His short, Management, made it to advanced rounds in the 09 Tribeca Film Festival. Jason has a leading role in the feature Forbidden and supporting roles in the features A Dance For Grace and Movie Money, the latter of which was written and produced by classmate Jonathan Schancupp. Further afield, Jason worked on a Japanese TV show called Manhattan Diaries, "a kind of the Sex and the City version for Japan." He had a recurring role on One Life To Live and roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns. He also recently completed an independent feature called Liar's Pendulum, which was selected into several film festivals "winning a couple awards along the way. Jason did a long tour with Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (now the American Shakespeare Center) and worked at the Jean Cocteau Rep in New York. See more at www.jasonvail.com
Karen Walsh Broadway: Other Desert Cities, Road to Mecca, Pygmalion, Prelude to a Kiss, Accent on Youth. Off Broadway: Suddenly Last Summer (with Blythe Danner, Roundabout Theatre Company), Jack's Precious Moments with Page 73 Productions, at 59E59th (World Premiere, by Sam Hunter), Lost Boy (World Premiere, by Ron Paolillo, with Roberta Maxwell), company member for Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab '12 - A Dream Play. Recent regional: How the Other Half Loves (directed by John Tillinger, with Paxton Whitehead, Westport Country Playhouse), Cabaret (Sally Bowles, Ivoryton Playhouse). Television includes recurring role on Boardwalk Empire, several Law and Order and Law and Order SVU's. Karen recently produced a benefit concert for the ACS at Birdland Jazz Club, entitled We're Gonna Have to Ask you to Leave. The event was hosted by Lewis Black and starred many exciting broadway regulars. www.kickcancerthebenefit.com
David Whalen Currently starring as Sherlock Holmes in THE MASK OF MORIARTY at Pgh Irish & Classical theatre (www.picttheatre.org). Just finished filming ONE SHOT with Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall (PARAMOUNT PICTURES). Next up, As You Like It for the Pgh Public Theatre (www.ppt.org)followed by the American Premiere of The Monster in the Hall at City Theatre (www.citytheatrecompany.org)
Mike Wiley s most recent one-man performance piece, Witness to an Execution, was presented as part of PRC2 s 2007-2008 season in the Kenan Theatre. Mike s DAR HE: The Lynching of Emmett Till, was named as one of the 10 best productions of 2006 in The Independent, The Raleigh News and Observer, and the Triangle Theatre Review. Mike s one-man shows on Jackie Robinson, Henry Box Brown, and Brown v. Board of Education have been seen from Massachusetts to Georgia. One Noble Journey, about Henry Box Brown, played more than 120 performances in and around New York City alone. He also recently appeared in the New York Fringe Festival in The Last Silver Zephyr. Mike Wiley Productions.
Gwen Yao 姚坤君 can be seen and heard in numerous stage productions in her native Taiwan: since 2002 Gwen has starred in a series of hit productions for Green Ray Theater Company, including Same Time Next Year, Take Your Hand In Mine, Proof, The Only Game In Town, Rabbit Hole, Plaza Suite, God Of Carnage, and Blithe Spirit. Gwen’s film work includes the Hong Kong feature film Together. Her television credits in 2012 include The Stop and I Want To Tell You Dear. Gwen is also an Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University and was elected Teacher of the Year from 2003 to 2006 and the excellent Teacher in 2007. She hosted PATP Movement instructor Professor Craig Turner for ten weeks in spring 2007 at NTU.
Marla Yost is a founding member of One Shot Productions, with PATP alumni Matt Patterson and Nikolas Priest. Their inaugural production of The Comedy of Errors played in New York, summer of 2010. Marla has also appeared at HERE's American Living Room series in New York, August 2007, in "an interesting piece about the Chechen takeover of the state ball-bearing plant theatre in Moscow in 2002."