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Tevia Abrams
Playwright

Three new One-Acts–”That Rule of So,” “Being Presidential,” and “How a Nation Changed Its Spots”–by Mr. Abrams were given a staged reading in the NEWS PLAYS READING SERIES for 2007. Mr. Abrams’ recent work, THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR, premiered at TAT during season 2003. This followed TAT’s successful premiere, in season 2001, of his drama, ERICA’S LAST MISSION. Mr. Abrams has also been represented in TAT’s New Plays Reading Series with A SOUNDER SLEEP (an early title for ERICA’S LAST MISSION,) JOSEPH and JOSEPHINE, and AFTER THE PRAGUE SPRING. Educated in Canada, France and the United States, Mr. Abrams has a doctorate degree in theatre and communication. In 1972, he was appointed to the UN Population Fund in New York, and from 1990 through 1994, he served in New Delhi as the organization’s Country Director for India and Bhutan.
A member of the Dramatists Guild, Inc., and Playformers of New York, Mr. Abrams’ other script production credits include: AND NO CEREMONY – award-wining one-act play produced on TV and on the stage in both Canada and the US (the TV productions included CBC, Canada, 1967, and WSJK-TV, Knoxville, 1970); REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE ON PORNOGRAPHY and SERVICE IN TIME OF LOVE – two one-act plays produced by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club; OUR FATHER IN VENICE, full-length book and lyrics; music by New York composer Richard Fagan, produced by Quebec Drama Festival. A TALE OF THE ONION OF INTELLIGENCE – one-act play adapted for the Western stage from an original full-length play by Marathi writer, Shankar Patil, and produced 1994 in New Delhi; AMOEBA, one-act play, first produced at Michigan State University, 1969, with subsequent productions on TV and on stage in the US and Canada; DEVIL IN THE ICE-BOX produced by Evergreen Players for 1968 Quebec Region National Drama Festival, one-act version produced by New Playwrights’ Theater, Michigan State University; BALLAD FOR A TWO-CAR GARAGE play with songs based on Gay’s The Beggars’ Opera and Brecht’s Threepenny Opera; produced by Georgian Players, Montreal; JOSEPH AND JOSEPHINE – teleplay produced by WMSB-TV, Lansing, Michigan for Central Educational Network, with script awarded Citation of Honor in the Story Magazine College Creative Awards; also produced in translation in Israel by the National Broadcasting Authority; SPANISH BLUE – teleplay produced by CBC, Montreal, 1964.

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Matthew Ackland
Actor

MATTHEW ACKLAND  (ACTOR)–is Clown 1 playing over 50 parts in Tri-State’s comic thriller, THE 39 STEPS. He was Tony in BOY GETS GIRL (Stella Adler Studios); the voice of a UK Borders & Immigration Officer in OUT! (New York Fringe Festival); Hamlet in HAMLET (Dan Mandan); Oswald in Ibsen’s GHOSTS (Random Truth Theatre); Simon/David in HAY FEVER (Workhouse Theatre.) He has appeared in commecials and short films (London Film Academy); on the internet as Mitchell in SAFARI (Internet, R Train Productions); Artsy Guest in VERY MARY-KATE Season 4; and Olivier (Collegel Humor Productions, NYC.)  Feature Films include THE GOSPEL OF TOMAS (Popmorphic Media Productions) and PATIENCE (Irregular FIlms.)

 

 

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Billie Anderson
Actor

AKA/Billie Anderson appeared for the first time at Tri-State in Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as Blanche DuBois.New York credits include Chrissy in David Rabe’s IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM, Julie in August Strindberg’s MISS JULIE, Blanche in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. She is a member of Actors Equity Association.  A graduate of Columbia University, Ms Andersson trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and with William Esper. She is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Ian August
Actor

Ian returned to TAT  in Season 2004 as Jed in the hilarious musical, THE  BIG BANG and as Ian in THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR, Abridged. Mr. August  made his debut at Tri-State Actors Theater as Crumpet the Elf in SANTALAND DIARIES. New York credits for Mr. August include GLUE (Cherry Lane Theater Alternative Space), PRESUMED RETARDED (Manhattan Theater Club), THE SOUND OF WAVES (Mabou Mimes), 911–THE BOOK OF JOB (LaMama), as well as performances at the Raw Space, New Dramatists, and the BMI Music Theater Workshop.  Regional credits include THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (12 Miles West), FOREVER PLAID, CRIMES OF THE HEART (Bickford Theater), A WONDERFUL LIFE (Surflight Theater), A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, PAGEANT, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Forum Theater), IMMORTAL INTERLUDE, PANAMA and Ken Wiesinger’s production of RAFT OF THE MEDUSA (New Jersey Repertory Company).  Ian has also had the privilege of performing as a special guest artist for folk singer Christine Lavin during an early incarnation of her show GETTING IN TOUCH WITH MY INNER B*TCH, also at New Jersey Rep.  Recently, Ian revisited the Forum Theater Company’s production of PAGEANT at the Cuillo Center for the Arts, located in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He has also performed at the McCarter Theater and the George Street Playhouse, and is a proud member of the 12 Miles West Theater Company and the New Jersey Repertory Company.

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Jeanne Austin
Actor

Jeanne played Irene in Tri-State’s world premiere of Judylee Oliva’s ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR during Season 2002.  She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and a valued artist in Tri-State’s professional ensemble. Other roles for Tri-State include the title role of Erica in ERICA’S LAST MISSION, Mary, in ON THE VERGE,  Ruth in  COLLECTED STORIES, Jeanne in ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, A in Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, THREE TALL WOMEN , Amanda in THE GLASS MENAGERIE , Aunt Ruth in MARVIN’S ROOM and Maggie in DANCING AT LUGHNASA.   She has been a actor-reader many times in TAT’s New Plays Readings Series.  She starred as Miss Daisy in DRIVING MISS DAISY at the African Globe Theatre, and as Mary Thomas in the New York premiere of AMERICAN STORY at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, created the role of Mother in INSOMNIA at Expanded Arts, and originated the role of Louise in BROTHERLY LOVE for Animated Theatreworks in New York City. She has appeared in regional, stock and dinner theaters in roles ranging from Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT (Theatre Project Company, St. Louis) to Big Mama in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Oakland West Dinner Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale); and recently played Gertie in FUDDY MEERS for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. Also a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, Ms. Austin has made radio and television commercials, was in the TV mini-series WOMEN IN WHITE, and had featured roles in the motion pictures THE FUNHOUSE, STUCKEY’S LAST STAND, and stars in Flying Cloud Films’ MOTHER AND CHILD as a mother whose son is dying of AIDS. For HerStory Productions, she produces and performs one-woman plays based on historic women, including DUTY’S FAITHFUL CHILD; A VISIT WITH LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, CYCLONE IN CALICO: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARY ANN BICKERDYKE, and MARIE ZIMMERMAN: FAITHFUL TO NATURE. She presented WE LIVE BY THE WHISTLE: WOMEN OF THE STERLING HILL MINE, as a Monday Night Special Event for Tri-State in season 2002. For more than ten years, Ms. Austin was director of the One Accord Choir, a vocal group of developmentally disabled adults, and is currently the troupe trainer and performs with an educational puppet troupe(sponsored by SCARC), KIDS ON THE BLOCK that presents educational puppet plays in schools throughout northern New Jersey. Ms. Austin attended Mt. Holyoke College and holds a degree in Fine Arts/Drama from Colorado College.

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Anne Barclay
Actor

Anne directed ENGAGEMENT RULES, by Rich Orloff the fourth new play in the NEW PLAY READING SERIES for 2008. A member of Actors Equity Association, she starred as Grace in Tom Ziegler’s GRACE AND GLORIE in Tri-State Actors Theater’s 2005 main stage production.  She played Grandma(Clara Hukill) in the world premiere of Sean O’Leary’s RAIN IN THE HOLLOWS in Season 2004 and performed Grace in TAT’s ’04′ concert reading of GRACE AND GLORIE.  Ms. Barclay was Mag Folan in TAT’s THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE in Season 2001. She appeared in the concert readings of Sean O’Leary’s CLAUDIE HUKILL(now RAIN IN THE HOLLOWS) for TAT in 2002 and  O’Leary’s POUND in Season 2003, and has also directed in the New Plays Reading Series. Ms. Barclay started her career in Boston and Cambridge over thirty years ago working in political and experimental theater. She moved to New York in 1977 and has worked Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and in regional theaters, at the Public Theater in New York and The Actors’ Theater in Louisville, among others. Ms. Barclay lives in Greenville, NY with 30 sheep, 2 donkeys and several dogs. 2010 was Ms. Barclay’s 12th season with TAT. Anne Barclay passed away November, 2010; we all miss her very much.

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Tara Bowles
Actor

Tara returns to the Tri-State stage as Esther Franz in Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE.  She first appeared with the acting company  as Mrs. Dubose in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD during our first season at the Crescent Theater, and has appeared in TAT’s New Plays Readings Series.  She has worked as an actress, director and a teacher of acting.  Ms. Bowles portrayed Eula Louise in NIGHT DUTY, an original play she directed for the Gotham Players in NYC.  Other NY productions include PENTHOUSE LEGEND, THE COUNTRY WIFE, FOOL FOR LOVE, and WAITING FOR LEFTY.  She studied at the Stella Adler conservatory of Acting and taught for Miss Adler in NYC and Los Angeles.  She also taught at the National Shakespeare Conservatory, and the L’Ecole Cantonale D’Art, a school for film makers in Lausanne, Switzerland. Ms. Bowles currently conducts the  workshop for advanced acting  at Tri-State Actors Theater and serves on our Board of Trustees.

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Clodagh Bowyer

Clodagh joined the professional company during Season 2003, playing the role of Mercedes in our New Plays Reading Series concert reading of Jay Boyer’s FOR SOME REASON COMMA SHE LAUGHED.  Ms. Bowyer appeared again for our special July ’04 reading of Tom Ziegler’s GRACE AND GLORIE in the role of Gloria, and performed the role again in the mainstage production of GRACE AND GLORIE during Season 2005 for Tri-State Actors Theater.   She was born in Ireland, but at a very young age moved to Las Vegas (of all places,) where she grew up.  Most recently she was seen Off-Broadway in the title role of SUNSHINE SALLY, played Karl Marx’s daughter in LOVE AND  REVOLUTION, and  Flaurette in DUMAS AND SON. Ms. Bowyer was featured in the Irish Repertory Theatre’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD and the Irish Arts Center’s POOR BEAST IN THE RAIN.  She performed in Richard Wright’s NATIVE SON and Eugene Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, for which CTH was awarded an “OBIE”.  Regionally, she performed in THE LOVER and THE THREEPENNY OPERA. She has toured Ireland in productions of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE STORM,  TRANSLATIONS and other works.  Ms. Bowyer has appeared in many commercials, and films, is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School for the Theater and trained at Circle in the Square and  the Gaiety School of Acting. She currently studies with the Susan Slavin Actor’s and Singer’s Academy. Ms. Bowyer is a member of both Irish and American Actors Equity Associations.

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Sal Cacciato
Actor

Sal makes his debut at Tri-State as Hal in David Auburn’s award-winning drama, PROOF. Roles Played: Benny in SNOW ANGEL (Lincoln Center Directors Lab); Starveling in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and Captain Jamy in HENRY V (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Provost in MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Mercutio in ROMEO & JULIET, Coulmier in QUILLS (College Conservatory of Music); and others. He has appeared in films and TV, and holds a BFA in Dramatic Performance from the University of Cincinnati.

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Lauren Caldera
Actor

LAUREN CALDERA  ActorReturned to Tri-State in 2012 as Gwendolen in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. She has been performing on stage for over ten years.  She worked with Tri-State’s youth company (THE LITTLE MERMAID & CHARLOTTE’S WEB) and has also appeared in various productions at The Growing Stage and Highland Stage.  At Franklin School she appeared as Annie in ANNIE and Wendy in PETER PAN.  At Wallkill Valley Regional High School she performed as Miss Sherman in FAME and starred as Rosie Alvarez in BYE, BYE BIRDIE. For Highland Stage she was Dorothy Brock in 42nd STREET and  starred as Mama Rose in GYPSY.

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Cori Lynn Campell
Actor

Cori returned to Tri-State to play Wilhelmina Murray in THE PASSION OF DRACULA, after playing Tierney Chase in the professional premiere of Sean O’Leary’s RAIN IN THE HOLLOWS, both in Season 2004. A member of Actors Equity Association,  Ms. Campbell has appeared recently in several new plays in New York City including THE WRECK BEHIND US and RAPT, both by Roland Tec, and KARAOKE NIGHT AT THE SUICIDE SHACK by Rob Urbinati.  She toured nationally with the National Shakespeare Company in OTHELLO and THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and traveled throughout Europe in HAIR.  Regional credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Hangar Theatre); The SPEED OF DARKNESS (Shadowland Theatre); ANNIE, GODSPELL, PLAIN AND FANCY and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Round Barn Theatre).  She has done several independent films and had a recurring part on ALL MY CHILDREN.  Ms Campbell is a member of New Jersey Repertory Company, a graduate of  Harvard University and lives in Manhattan.

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Chuck Caudill
Actor

CHUCK CAUDILL, JR. Actor–made his first stage appearance with TAT as Heck Tate in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.   Mr. Caudill is a retired Navy commander. He is a founding member of Tempest Productions in Hoboken, NJ, and is in the MFA Program at the Actors Studio Drama School. Mr. Caudill also studied at Herbert Berghoff Studios and with master acting teachers: Ron Leibman, Elizabeth Kemp and Sandy Dennis. Stage credits include I DO, I DO, LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 1776, PYGMALION and DRACULA. He resides in Jackson, NJ with his wife Pam and children John and Beth.

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Tim Chenard
Actor

TIM CHENARD  Actor   made his debut as Algernon  in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (2012) with Tri-State Actors Theater. An English major at SCCC, he is president of the Performing Arts Club. His past credits include Lefou ( BEAUTY AND THE BEAST,) Horace Vandergelder (HELLO DOLLY,) Ali Hakim (OKLAHOMA,) and  Pseudolous ( A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM.)  He recently directed the SCCC student production of THE ODD COUPLE.

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Mary Clifford
Actor

MARY CLIFFORD  Actor- -returned to Tri-State as Charlotte in MISSING PAGES, the first new play in the 2008 New Plays Reading Series. Ms. Clifford is the founder and artistic director of the Illustrious Theatre in Warwick, NY where she has produced and directed many plays including the Summer Shakespeare Festival at the Warwick Valley Winery. She has performed in dozens of plays,  has written several scripts and is a director and teacher at Bergen County Community College. For Tri-State, she was “B” in Edward Albee’s THREE TALL WOMEN, and directed A.R. Gurney’s comedy, SYLVIA, and ERICA’S LAST MISSION, a new play by Tevia Abrams.

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Anne Connolly
Actor

ANNE CONNOLLY* Actor- – joined Tri-state Actors Theater as Mrs. Van Daan in TAT’s 2004 production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.  A member of Actors Equity Association, Ms. Connolly belongs to several of New Jersey’s professional resident theater companies, including NJ Rep and 12 Miles West. She recently appeared as Titania in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM both in NYC’s Inwood Shakespeare Festival and NJ’s Holmdel Theater Company. She also appeared as Maggie in the staged reading of  MAGGIE’S PLAY, by Alan Steinberg, as part of TAT’s New Plays Reading Series.

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Ruth Darcy
Actor

RUTH DARCY  Actor– will perform in the August 2009 NEW PLAYS READING SERIES presentation of Paul Meacham’s new adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. In season 2007 she  took part in the NEW PLAYS READING SERIES presentation of Andrew Shafer’s new play, THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES.  Ms. Darcy was Eunice in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in Tri-State’s 2006 season. She has toured nationally with Shoestring Players and Dandelion Productions, and performed regionally at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Garage Theatre Group, Hangar Theatre, Theatre Outlet, Soho ThinkTank, and the NYC Fringe Festival.  Favorite roles include The Unseen in SANDALWOOD BOX, Rosalind in MOON OVER BUFFALO, Pooty in RECKLESS, and a variety of Wicked Stepsisters.

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Lauren DeVore
Actor

LAUREN DEVORE  Actor– returns to the professional acting company in season 2013 to again perform  multiple roles including Belle and Fan in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and will be seen in the spring production of Susan Goodell’s new comedy, HEELS OVER HEAD.  She has performed in A CHRISTMAS CAROL  in two previous seasons and was Juliet in Season 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET. She made her professional debut in Tri-State’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK, playing the ghostly title role.  Ms. DeVore has been training and performing with the Tri-State Actors Theater since 2005. Her intern performances include the title role in WINNIE THE POOH, the Snow Queen in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, Templeton the Rat in CHARLOTTE’S WEBand most recently as Straucey, the Milkmaid, and Juno in THE FANTASTIC RETURN OF THE FABULOUS FABLE FACTORY. Ms. Devore Choreographed the dances in HEY HO PINOCCHIO, Tri-State 2010 Intern production. As a student at Wallkill Valley Regional High School, she has appeared in several productions, including FAME, GUYS AND DOLLS, ANNIE, DAMN YANKEES, PETER PAN, and ROBIN HOOD. Ms. DeVore is a life-long dancer and  visual artist and continues to study acting. She thanks Tri-State and the staff for being her theater family over the years.

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Jonathan Dewberry
Actor

JONATHAN DEWBERRY  Actor was featured as Reverend Sykes in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in our 2002 season. Mr. Dewberry is an accomplished actor, director and singer. His extensive credits include BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE at Judson Memorial Church, NYC, HAMLET with the American Globe Theater, ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Jason in MEDEA, and Judas Iscariot in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Recent TV appearances include Saturday Night Live and As the World Turns. Directing credits include IN WHITE AMERICA, NO EXIT, THE TROJAN WOMEN, and ANYTHING GOES. He has toured regionally with his one-man show honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY. Thank you, God, for the blessings. Love to Lady Sarah.

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Patricia Durante
Actor

PATRICIA DURANTE (ACTOR)Returns to Tri-State in the multiple roles of  Annabella Schmidt, Margaret, a shy Sc0ts farmgirl, and Pamela, the fast-talking blond 1930′s ingenue in the hit comic-thriller, THE 39 STEPS. Recently she  portrayed the Virgin Mary in James McLindon’s new Comedy-drama, CLOSURE, the first On the Town new play reading of Tri-State’s 25th Anniversary Season. She starred along with Manny Moreira in Tri-State’s recent Cabaret at the Columns at Milford PA’s prestigious COLUMNS MUSEUM as part of Tri-State’s event season.  She was Lady Bracknell in Tri-State’s recent production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST  and was featured  as Helga Van Zandt in 2011′s THE PASSION OF DRACULA.  She played Valerie in Conor McPherson’s award-winning play, THE WEIR in Tri-State’s On the Town Play Reading Series, Cynthia in the new play reading of THE GIRL FROM TENNESSEE and starred as Lilly in the 2011 New Plays Reading Series performance of THE RED BALLOON by Matthew Gutschick. She was a featured playwright and actor in 2010′s New Plays Reading Series’ IT’S YOUR MOTHER. Ms. Durante made her main stage acting debut for Tri-State in 2009 as Claire in David Auburn’s award-winning drama, PROOF. She has performed in both musicals, comedies and drama all over the country, including Mrs. Johnstone in BLOOD BROTHERS (Ritz Theatre and Walnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia;) Effie in THE SPITFIRE GRILL (Skylight Opera, Milwaukee;) Eva  in EVITA (Phoenix Theatre, Red Bank, and on European and Scandinavian Tours;) Carrie in CAROUSEL (Playhouse Productions, Chicago;) Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT (Door Shakespeare, Door Cty, WI;) Agnes in DANCING AT LUGHNASA (Lantern Theatre, NYC;) Polly Caprice in MOOD SWINGS(Samuel Beckett Theatre, NYC;) and others. Ms. Durante has appeared in film including TWELVE MONKEYS, has hosted several television and internet shows, and is often seen and heard on commericals and radio voice-overs. She is a graduate of the American Music and Drama Academy and has studied Shakespeare at the Globe Theater in London.

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Bill Edwards
Actor

BILL EDWARDS* Actorwas a terrifying Renfield in THE PASSION OF DRACULA in 2011, and  has played Cratchit and others in every  A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Tri-State. He returned in 2011 in COMEDY & A MEAL for a night of comic improvisation, which he  followed with  more comedy in an On the Town play reading of Norm Foster’s THE FOURSOME.  He was Jose’ in the new Spanish Comedy, YOUR AVERAGE JOSE’ in 2009′s last New Plays Reading Series and Bob Cratchit and others in our new production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL during the holidays. Billy has been seen at Tri-State in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, GREATER TUNA, ROUNDING THIRD, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, various play readings, and most recently as Jed in the musical comedy, THE BIG BANG. He works as an actor throughout the the tri-state area & has also been seen in the Bickford Theatre’s CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and SYLVIA, The Women’s Theatre Company’s LETTING GO and The Growing Stage’s THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT. He recently closed a show in NYC, VAUDEVILLE AT THE GINMILL. He also performs for Historic Philadelphia as one of their colonial interpreters, playing roles of Timothy Matlack & John Adams. Billy has performed with various improvisational comedy & interactive groups as well as performing in the theme park realm at both Busch Gardens,VA & Universal Studios,CA. His film credits include MAID IN MANHATTAN and ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. Thanks to the Meachams for always letting me work here, thanks to my family for their love & support.

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Rosemary Glennon
Actor Tri-State Actors Theater

Rosemary Glennon is very excited to be making her main stage debut as Luna in the world premiere of Susan Goodell’s HEELS OVER HEAD.  She performed in Tri-State’s New Play Readings Series as Patty in James McLindon’s CLOSURE and performed in the original reading of HEELS OVER HEAD in 2012. She was most recently seen performing in the Theatre Project’s First Annual Short Play Competition in Maplewood, NJ. Other professional roles include Johanna Von Hagenauer (THE THIRD BRIDE) at the Looking Glass Theatre in NYC; Meta (WITH TWO WINGS), Bo Peep (BABES IN TOYLAND) and Bernice (THE CODE BREAKER) at the Growing Stage Theatre. She was awarded the 2012 New Jersey Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Drama for her role as Girl in VERONICA’S ROOM at the Bickford Theatre. Member AEA. http://www.RosemaryGlennon.com

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Thomas Hoyt Godfrey
Actor

THOMAS HOYT GODFREY* (Actor)– will portray Mr. Lockhart in Conor McPherson’s THE SEAFARER, Tri-State’s 1st On the Town Play Reading of the 25th Anniversary Season. Mr. Godfrey’s numerous theatre credits include CATHEDRAL, written and directed by Joe Pintauro, BEDTIME STORY at Lincoln Center, plus regional and even international productions…TV credits include soaps , SNL, LAW AND ORDER, CONAN, others…he has three new independent films coming out and a webseries…former puppeteer, sportswriter, radio personality for In Touch Network.  Mr. Godfrey is a member of Actors Equity Association, Sag, and AFTRA.

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Jack Nolan Harris
Actor

JACK HARRIS* (Actor)–Mr. Harris is Ivan Curry in Conor McPherson’s THE SEAFARER, the 1st On the Town Play Reading of Tri-State’s 25th Anniversary Season. Last season he played Nick in  the New Plays Reading Series’ performance of THE RED BALLOON, by Matthew Gutschick, and again joined the cast of Tri-State’s annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL . He was a featured actor in A CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2010, and  made his first appearance with Tri State Actors Theater in several roles including Fred and Christmas Present in 2008′S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and felt very much at home for the holidays.  A veteran theater professional, Jack, has worked extensively at the Shadowland Theatre in Ellenville, New York where he has performed in BLACK COMEDY (Harold), THE CRIPPLE OF INNISHMAN (Babbybobby), WAIT UNTIL DARK (Roat), HEDDA GABLER (Lovborg), THE COMPLEAT WKS of WM SHAKESPEARE, abridg’d (Romeo, many others), LONE STAR (Roy), KEELY AND DU (Cole), and A SHAYNA MAIDEL (Duvid).  Other stage credits include Lee in TRUE WEST (Chenango River Theater), Eddie in HURLY BURLY (Passionplace Theater), Brian in YOUR FATHER OWNED A REINDEER (Turnip Festival Theater), Ishmael in MOBY DICK-REHEARSED (Byrdcliffe Festival Theater), Jake in A LIE OF THE MIND (Rhinebeck Theatre Society), Peter in ZOO STORY (American Theatre Company), Daisy in BABY WITH THE BATHWATER (New Paltz Summer Rep.)  As an actor with the acclaimed Mohonk Mountain Stage Company Jack performed in residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in such productions as THE JUNGLE BOOK (Balloo) and ANDROCLES AND THE LION (Lion).  Jack also works behind the scenes (and occasionally camera) as a director, producer, writer, etc.  He currently serves as Production Manager at the Shadowland Theater, where he is also hard at work organizing the upcoming, first ever, Ulster County High School Playwrights Festival.  He is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and Alpha Psi Omega, the National Honorary Theatre Society.

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Mary Ann Hay
Actor

Mary Ann returned to the Tri-State stage as the Nurse in 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET.  She was Amanda in Tennessee Williams’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE in 2008. Audiences will remember Ms. Hay as Miss Maudie in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Sally in Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning TALLEY’S FOLLY, Maureen in THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Bessie in MARVIN’S ROOM, Marie in THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR, Diane in ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR, and Dr. Helga Van Zandt in THE PASSION OF DRACULA. Ms. Hay has appeared often in Tri-State’s New Plays Reading Series, performing in the new plays  HANDICAPPING, THE LOGIC OF REASON and NON-PROFIT. Some other credits are Gram in WALK TWO MOONS,  the first National Company of Evita directed by Harold Prince and the last National Company of A Chorus Line directed by Michael Bennett.  She played Popeye in THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST; Minnie Fay in THE MATCHMAKER and Agnes in GEORGE M! as well as many parts in many other musicals.  She just completed principal work as Myrtle in the film SHOPPING, Mary Anne in WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN and has had many other roles in theatre, film, TV and commercials.  She has also recently directed ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, JR, MUSIC MAN, JR., GUY & DOLLS, JR, ANNIE, JR. and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, JR. in collaboration with ArtsConnection and Music Theatre International in New York City. She is a member of SAG, AFTRA, AEA, Theatre Artists Workshop of Westport and Polaris North in New York City.

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Suzanne Hayes
Actor

Susan performed the role of Kit in Wesley Van Tassel’s DEEDS OF LOVE for Tri-State’s 1st New Plays Reading Series of 2009. Ms. Hayes returned to Tri-State in 2006 to reprise her acclaimed portrayal of Louise Seger in the musical, ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE. She was the featured performer in Tri-State’s 2005 New Plays Reading Series presentation of FADING ALICE and the SANDHILL CRANES, and starred in the dual roles of Hippolyta and Titania in Season  2005′s  A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, the first professional production of the Bard ever presented in Sussex County and our region. Ms. Hayes appeared for the first time at Tri-State Actors Theater as Louise in the hit musical, ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE during Season 2003. Following her debut, she joined the company in the concert reading of Jay Boyer’s FOR SOME REASON COMMA SHE LAUGHED. Ms. Hayes was born and raised in Texas, got her acting training at Circle in the Square in New York City and now makes her home there with her filmmaker husband, Michael, and their cat, Zeke. Regional credits include Essie in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Silvia in INFIDELITIES, and Sorrell Bliss in HAY FEVER. New York credits include Trinculo in THE TEMPEST and Henry VI in HENRY VI, Parts 1, 2, & 3 for Judith Shakespeare at the Jose Quintero Theatre as well as appearing recently in VITAL SIGNS, the one-act festival of plays at the Vital Theater Co., NYC. She received a Best Actress Award at the 2000 Brooklyn Film F estival for THE SPIRAL, directed by her husband, Michael. She has also been seen in numerous commercials over the years and was thrilled to do Louise again at Tri-State Actor’s Theater. Ms. Hayes is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Kathryn Hayzer
Actor/Stage Manager

Kathryn is pleased to return to Tri State this summer (2009) after managing their season in 2003.  Recent New Jersey credits include managing Centenary Stage Company’s 2008-2009 season including Bekah Brunstetter’s YOU MAY GO NOW,  A LAUGHING MATTER and …AT THE SMALL ENGINE EMPIRE HALL. Highlights of her New York City Stage Management credits include: NOON DAY SUN (Theatre Row), PIZZA MAN, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s 29th Annual One Act Festival, the Brits Off Broadway Festival (59E59 Theatres) and many collaborative moments with Kristin Marting, Artistic Director for the HERE art space.  Kathryn also spends a considerable amount of time behind the wheel precision driving on sets such as THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, THE TAKING OF PELHAM  1 2 3 and LAW AND ORDER to name a few.  Her favorite production to date, however, is the almost five-year-old work-in-progress, Olivia. Kathryn holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, and is Adjunct Faculty at Centenary College. She remains eternally grateful for the support she has and continues to receive from Casey and Olivia and anticipates a wondrous future with Jason Namaste. http://www.kathrynchinahayzer.com

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Robert Hefley
Actor

Robert returns to Tri-State in 2011 to perform the role of Sid and other roles in New Plays Reading Series production of THE RED BALLOON, a new play by Matthew Gutschick. He was featured in  MERCY MILD, by Deborah Finkelstein, the 2nd in the 2010 New Plays Reading Series. Mr. Hefley first appeared with Tri-State in Season 2010 as Lord Capulet in Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET. He recently played the title role in NATHAN THE WISE for the Pearl Theatre Company in New York City. Regional credits include the Alley Theatre, Houston; Tennessee Rep, Nashville; Theatre Virginia, Richmond; New Harmony Theatre, Indiana; Florida Shakespeare Festival, Miami; California Repertory Company, Los Angeles; Banyan Theater Company, Sarasota, Florida, and Classic Theatre International in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He received the Detroit Free-Press Best Supporting Actor Award for playing Ralph Nickleby in NICHOLAS NICKLEBY. Television credits include UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, the title role in SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE, and voiceovers for ABC SPORTS. Member of Actors’ Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

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Ian Heitzman
Actor

Ian joins Tri-State for the first time as Friar Lawrence in 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET.. Mr. Heitzman has been acting since high school. A graduate of Le Moyne college in Theatre Arts, he has performed in New York for the past three years. His performances include Elbow in Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE and a recent reading of a new version of DRACULA. He is proud to be working with the acting company and looks forward to a great run.

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Rick Hite
Actor/Writer/Translator

Rick Hite makes his appearance at Tri-State as actor and translator in a reading of Juan Pablo Heras’ Your Average Jose’ (El hombre probable) for Season 2009′s final NEW PLAYS READING SERIES. Rick is a friend of Paul Meacham going back to their graduate school days at Michigan State U where they both endured and learned from the rigors of winter touring with the Performing Arts Company. He now ranks among those unfortunately referred to as veteran actors and directors having trod the boards for over fifty years. Among his many roles he would mention King Lear, Prospero, Alceste, Vershinin, Tevia, Hamm, and Albee�s George. He has acted and/or directed at Dartmouth College, Michigan State U, Virginia Stage Company, Wayside Theater of VA, Tidewater Dinner Theater, Virginia Wesleyan College, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Madrid Players (Spain), etc. He has also appeared in more than a a dozen film and television roles and more commercials than he would like to admit. He hold degrees from Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and MSU and was Professor of Theater for thirty years at Virginia Wesleyan College. In his retirement he writes and translates (from Spanish, six different writers) both plays and poetry and has had the good fortune to see six plays and numerous poems published and seven productions of plays in NYC, Michigan, Virginia, and Northern Ireland. His translation of a play by Juan Pablo Heras (Marilyn’s Mustache) will be published in late 2009.

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Jaqueline Holloway
Actor

JACQUELINE HOLLOWAY  Actor–Portrayed Wilhelmina Murray in Season 2011-12′s THE PASSION OF DRACULA and followed with multiple roles, including Mrs. Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL–her 2nd season in ACC. Ms. Holloway  performed Actress 3 in HOPE THROWS HER HEART AWAY, the September 2011 New Plays Reading Series new play by Susan Goodell and played the title role in the new play reading of THE GIRL FROM TENNESSEE earlier that season. . She choreographed every sword and fist fight in Tri-State’s ROMEO AND JULIET and played multiple roles in 2010′s A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  She starred in the Womens’s Theatre production of THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS and CRIMES of the HEART and staged sword fights in I HATE HAMLET for The Bickford Theatre.  In 2005, Jacqueline graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC) having studied theatre, film, dance, and stage combat.  After acting in several productions in NYC, and taking on the role of Beauty in a touring production of Beauty and the Beast, Jacqueline relocated to Philadelphia. Almost immediately, she became involved in companies such as Collingswood Shakespeare Co, Historic Philadelphia, Plays and Players Theater,Hedgerow Theater, and Red Light Cabaret. She also continued her study in stage combat under the instruction of Canadian fight master, Ian Rose. Jacqueline is now a certified actor/combatant in all 8 SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) disciplines and intermediate status with the FDC (Fight Directors Canada). In 2008, Jacqueline, along with a few others, founded Fortune’s Fools, a fun, fast theatre company geared towards performing condensed versions of Shakespeare’s plays to a variety of audiences of all ages.

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Jonathan Holtzman
Actor

JONATHAN HOLTZMAN  Actor– Jonathan returned for his fourth appearance with Tri-State in Mary Ryzuk’s new comedy, SUNRISE at MIDNIGHT, as part of the On the Town New Plays Reading Series.  Jonathan  made his third appearance with the Tri-State Actors Theater starring  as Count Dracula in THE PASSION OF DRACULA, having previously played Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET and Jim in in the 2011 On the Town Play Reading of Conor McPherson’s award-winning play, THE WEIR.    Mr. Holtzman recently returned from a nation-wide tour iwith the American Shakespeare Center where he played the title role in Macbeth, and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. Off Broadway: Gloucester in KING LEAR (Theater Row). Other NYC theater: Flemming in LINE (13th Street Rep.), Winton Dean in JAMIE, ANOTHER SIDE OF DEAN (Veritas Prod.), Spartan in LYSISTRATA (45 St. Theater). Touring: Short Story Masterpices (NTAE). Regional theater: Tyler Moss in CROSSING DELANCEY (Bickford) Tony Caruso in THE GREGOR AND OLGA SHOW (Capitol Fringe Festival), Mark Antony in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (MacOwen Theater), York in HENRY VI p.iii (MacOwen Theater), Mark in THE OTHER  DAY (Blueberry Pond Ensemble). Film/TV: AS THE WORLD TURNS, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, DREAMLAND,  FUSE. Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Stella Adler. Member of Actors Equity Association.

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J.C. Hoyt
Actor

JC HOYT  Actor*– J.C. performed in the 2012 On the Town Play Reading , SUNRISE AT MIDNIGHT at the Cava Winery.  He has played roles in 34 of Shakespeare’s 38 plays, including Theseus in GTWO NOBLE KINSMEN, many for the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. He has performed in 9 productions of THE FANTASTICKS, including the Off-Broadway Sullivan St. production.  In New York he won critical acclaim in Fernando Arrabal’s ON THE TIGHTROPE. Regional credits include Andre Wyke in SLEUTH, Vanya in UNCLE VANYA, Roscoe Dexter in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Claude Monet in DEFYING GRAVITY,  Kipps in THE WOMAN IN BLACK and Judge Wargrave in TEN LITTLE INDIANS. He has played Scrooge in A CHHRISTMAS CAROL for 8 seasons n on tour in Europe. Originally from Minnesota, he studied with Harold Clurman and Sir Tyrone Guthrie. Anything you see him do that you like, can be attributed to them. Anything you see him do that you don’t like, is his fault.

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Nora Hummel
Actor

Nora made  her Tri-State debut in ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN in season 2000 and has appeared in Tri-State’s New Plays Reading Series.. Having recently completed the role of Charlotte in a New York run of BEYOND THERAPY with AYI Productions, she was happy to be portray the calmer, saner “Nora”.  Recent roles include Mrs. Gibbs in OUR TOWN at The Bickford Theater in Morris Township, Mrs. Greenway (the witch) in RAPUNZEL with Grove Street Playhouse, NYC, Kathy Khorus in FREEZE, Elmire in TARTUFFE with Rabbit in the Moon, and Wanda in THE POWER AND THE GLORY with Bravo Theater Productions. Nora has been on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and in the pilot television show GALACTICA CENTER as Mother Nature. She would, as always, like to thank her family for their continued support and her Kindergarten teacher at Stockton School in East Orange for her hard work. Ms. Hummel is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Mark Irish
Actor

MARK IRISH (ACTOR)–Mark is a graduate of Dartmouth College and an alumnus of the Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute. After touring for six months, Mr. Irish is very happy to be back in New Jersey where he has lived for over 16 years after leaving his native state, Maine. He returns to Tri-State in 2013 as the reluctant hero, Richard Hannay in hit comic thriller, THE 39 STEPS. He joined Tri-State’s family as Paul in Tevia Abrams’ THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR. Other original works that Mr. Irish has performed in include the world premier of CIVIL UNION at the Oldcastle Theatre in Vermont, the critically acclaimed TROPHIES at the Cherry Lane Theater, NYC, and MEN! THE MUSICAL at the Edinburg Festival in Scotland. Other favorite roles include “Elyot” in PRIVATE LIVES at Blowing Rock Stage Co., “Clifford” in DEATHTRAP at Fleetwood Stage, and “Biff” in DEATH OF A SALESMAN at the Mill Mountain Playhouse. Mr. Irish has done hundred of voice overs and commercials, appeared on all the New York based soapes and worked on numerous films including REGARDING HENRY and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. Mr. Irish is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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Roland Johnson
Actor

Roland (Kipps) returns to Tri-State in 2011 as Jack in the On the Town reading of Conor McPherson’s award-winning play, THE WEIR. Mr. Johnson made his Tri-State debut as Kipps in Stephen Mallatratt’s ghostly THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Recent credits: he was Jim Dooley in THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT  (Shadow Lawn Stage). Mr. Johnson has appeared in many plays, including Michael in SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME (Ivoryton Playhouse,) Harold Palmer in COMMUNICATING DOORS (Bristol Riverside Theatre,) Felix Ducotel in MY THREE ANGELS (Centenary Stage,) Waldgrave in THE NERD (Public Theatre-Maine,) and John in INNOCENCE (New Jersey Repertory.) His Shakespeare credits include major roles in HAMLET, RICHARD II, CYMBELINE, and HENRY IV,1 and 2. TV and film credits include appearances on the CONAN O’BRIEN SHOW,  and THE GUIDING LIGHT. He is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Among the many places he trained as an actor was Second City.

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Amanda Jones
Actor

Ms. Jones joined Tri-State Actors Theater for the first time in Season 2000 in the role of Sylvia, the hilarious pooch, who gives its name to SYLVIA, by A.R. Gurney. She performed the role of Alex in Season 2001′s closing production, ON THE VERGE, or The Geography of Yearning.  Ms. Jones, a founding member of The Genesis Repertory Ensemble in NYC, was featured most recently as one of the Wierd Sisters in GRE’s MACBETH.  She was Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET, Bianca in OTHELLO, and Edith in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE–all for GRE.  She appeared as Ophelia (HAMLET) and Sarah (WHISKEY DOWN)in the Million Stories Festival, and was Gwendolyn in Tom Stoppard’s TRAVESTIES.  Other roles on the New York stage include Mattie in ENVIRONMENT AND EVELYN, and Luce in THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE.  Beyond New York, she has played Belinda Cratchit (A CHRISTMAS CAROL) for the North Shore Music Theater, and was featured in other roles including Angie (TOP GIRLS); Thomasina (ARCADIA); Hermia (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM); Christina (DANCING AT LUGHNASA), and Marianne (TARTUFFE).  Ms. Jones is a graduate in Theatre of Dartmouth College, and has studied acting with Karen Kohlhaas (Atlantic Theater Co.) and vocal production  with Ariel Bock (Shakespeare and Co).  Her most recent New York appearances were as a member of the acting company of  the Jean Cocteau Theater.

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Peter Kendall
Actor

is very excited to help bring Christmas joy with his first Tri-State Actors production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Fred, Ghost of Christmas Present, & more), and this amazing cast. Most recently you could have seen him in the lead role in SHERLOCK HOLMES: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (The Theater Project), also in MURDER IN GREEN MEADOWS (Bickford Theatre), and as Mark In JAILBAIT (Alliance Rep. Theatre). He also performs in various film and television roles and with his sketch/improv group OFF TOPIC which he co-founded. He would also like to thank everyone who has ever helped him come this far and especially his mother for always leading him in the right direction.

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Sam Kitchin
Actor

SAM KITCHIN  Actor–Returns in the 25th Anniversary Season to perform Brian in CLOSURE, the 1st On the Town New Play Reading of the season. He recently  appeared as Nicky in Conor McPherson’s THE SEAFARER, the 1st On the Town Famous Play Reading of Tri-State’s 25th Anniversary Season. He has performed on Broadway and Regional Theatre, Film, TV and in numerous Commercials. Most recently, Sam was seen in the 2011 NYC Fringe Festival play DANCING IN THE GARDEN and just returned in February of 2012 from the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and theia production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. On Broadway he was featured in FROZEN at Circle in the Square and in a special production of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA at Carnegie Hall .  He has also been on stage at NY’s Signature Theatre Company, The Berkshire Theatre Festival and many regional theatres across the country.  Films include SAG principal roles in HOLY MAN, THE TRUMAN SHOW, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, NO RESERVATIONS, THE HOAX, THE MESSENGER, SPLINTERHEADS and the upcoming film ARBITRAGE.  You have probably seen him on TV as he has appeared in LAW & ORDER SVU, THE ONION SPORTS DOME, MILDRED PIERCE, LAW & ORDER(twice), THE SOPRANOS, LAW & ORDER, CRIMINAL INTENT, 30 ROCK, WHOOPI, THIRD WATCH, ALL MY CHILDREN, GUIDING LIGHT and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.  He has also appeared in over 75 commercials. Sam has performed scenes with top actors such as Richard Gere, Jeff Goldblum, Swoosie Kurtz, Laura Linney, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Harvey Keitel and has worked with prominent directors such as Doug Hughes, Harris Yulin, Lasse Hallestrom, Julie Taymor, Peter Weir and Stephen Herek. In addition to his “legit” career, Sam has over 15 years experience doing live improvisation as a multitude of characters at corporate events, fundraisers, bar mitvahs, you name it.    Sam teaches from the unique perspective of being a true working actor.  He is a member of SAG, AEA and AFTRA. Sam started teaching in 2008 and has successfully taught improv, acting technique, acting for singers and on-camera film/tv and commercial classes along with coaching  in monologues and scene work.   Sam has taught at New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts and for himself at Alpine Arts.

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Sarah Koestner
Actor

Sarah returns to Tri-State in 2009 as Eve in the New Plays Reading Series’ YOUR AVERAGE JOSE’. She made her Tri-State debut  in Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2007. New York credits include: Shining Days with Lovestreet Theatre, Betrayal at Teatro La Tea, Patriot Acts, part of The New York International Theatre Festival, A Night of Ken Urban with Theatre 1050, Othello and Imitate the Sun both for The Willful Company.  Regional credits include: Over the River and Through the Woods and A Month of Sundays with The Public Theatre (ME), The Maids and The Night Reginald Filbert Called It Quits with The Garage Theatre Group, A Christmas Carol at The Tri-State Actors Theatre, and She Stoops to Conquer at Centenary Stage.  She earned her MFA at Rutgers University with William Esper and her BFA from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.  Sarah is a proud member of Actors Equity. http://www.sarahkoestner.com

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Vincent Lamberti
Actor

Vincent returned in 2006 to portray Stanley Kowalski in Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Mr. Lamberti made his debut at Tri-State Actors Theater as Count Dracula in THE PASSION OF DRACULA.  His New York credits includes productions for  the Roundabout Theatre, the Henry St. Playhouse, NY Public Theatre, and the Metropolitan Playhouse. Regional and international credits include plays for the Pacific Jewish Theatre, the Northshore Music Theatre, Two Rivers Theatre Company, the Shakespeare Theater of NJ, McCarter Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Capital Rep, the Drill Hall Arts Center in London, and the National Theatre in Greece. Mr. Lamberti has been seen on TV in ONE LIFE TO LIVE, HOT ICE, HELP! and NY SEE NEWS MAGAZINE. His film work includes THE FUNERAL, THE BLACKOUT, DESECRATION, and HORROR.  Mr. Lamberti is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre’s Advanced Training Program and a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Michele Larue
Actor

In her first appearance with Tri-State, Ms. LaRue stars as Mara in the 2011 New Plays Reading Series performance of THE RED BALLOON, by Matthew Gutschick.  More of her Bio soon!

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Lynn Laurence
Actor

Lynn made her debut at Tri-State Actors Theater in THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR. Her regional and New York credits include: THE RAINMAKER and LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST at American Stage; HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Florida Studio; BOOK OF DAYS for Shadowland Theatre; BUS STOP, THE COCKTAIL HOUR and BROADWAY BOUND for Bristol Valley Theatre; RECKLESS for Kaleidoscope Theatre and THE HOT L BALTIMORE and PICNIC for American Globe. She can also be spotted as various moms, nurses, law associates and fish monger’s wives in PROM NIGHT, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT; TWO WEEKS NOTICE and the upcoming DOOR IN THE FLOOR. Ms. Laurence lives in New York with her amazing husband Steve. Love and gratitude to family and friends for their continued support. Ms. Laurence is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and AFTRA.

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Mark Light-Orr
Actor

An Equity member, Mr. Light-Orr joins Tri-State Actors professional company for the first time as both Oberon and Theseus in Season 2005′s A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, the first professional production of the Bard ever presented in Sussex County and our region. Mr. Light-Orr holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Boston University and an MFA in Theater from Penn State. His New York credits include work at the Ensemble Studio Theater, Expanded Arts, ASCAP, and the Women�s Project & Production Directors Lab. His regional credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, two seasons at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Fulton Opera House, and South Carolina Repertory Company. Mark played Charlie Cowell (and understudied Harold Hill) in the national tour of Susan Stroman�s revival of THE MUSIC MAN. He has also appeared in several independent films, including the THE YELLOW WALLPAPER and TUS OJOS GRITAN.

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Ellen Lindsay
Actor

Ellen joins Tri-State as the Governess in THE TURN OF THE SCREW.  Credits include River City Repertory Theatre’s THE GLASS MENAGERIE as Laura opposite Tony award winner Donna McKechnie, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC as Anne (RCRT), Bertha in Strindberg’s THE FATHER, Angelique in Moliere’s THE IMAGINARY INVALID, and Carrie in CAROUSEL at The Monomoy Theatre. Ms. Lindsay was Catherine in the Sackett Group’s production of SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER, Popova in Chekhov’s THE BEAR with Watchdog Theatre Company, and Johanna in SWEENEY TODD at the Gloria Maddox Theatre. Other roles include Sara in THE PLAYBOY of the WESTERN WORLD, Cinderella in INTO THE WOODS, Eliza in MY FAIR LADY, Philia in A FUNNY THING…FORUM, Martha in THE SECRET GARDEN, Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Ophelia in HAMLET, and Julia in Sheridan’s THE RIVALS.  Ms. Lindsay recently premiered her one woman show which she wrote entitled, RUN FAST THE FIRE, at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York.  She received her B.A. in Theatre from Tulane University and her M.F.A. in Acting from Louisiana State University. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. She would like to thank her family for their love and support.

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John Little
Actor

John joins Tri-State’s On the Town Play Reading Series in 2011 to perform the role of Finbar in Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR . He returned to Tri-State in 2007 to read the role of Jack in THE BALLAD OF FATHER GALLAGHER, for Tri-State’s first New Play Reading of the season. . He was last seen at Tri-State in the staged reading of Andrew Beal’s THE LOGIC OF REASON in 2006. He starred as Jack Mullen in Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR in season 2005.  Mr. Little  appeared as Dr. Cedric Seward  in THE PASSION OF DRACULA  in 2004, was Amethyst in THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR  in 2003 and Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Tri-State’s inaugural production (April, 2003) at the Crescent Theater. A long-time member of Actors Equity Association, he played Pato  in THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE in Season 2001, and returned in 2002 as Matt Friedman in TALLEY’S FOLLY and HB Larson in the world premiere of ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR. Other credits include Polonius in HAMLET at the Theatre Project in Massachusetts, and Herr Schultz in CABARET at Worcester Foothills Theatre.  He recently returned from the Asian tour of CABARET starring Andrea McArdle.  He is a Yale School of Drama graduate and has worked at regional theaters across the country and in Europe.  In New York he was in TOO NOBLE BROTHERS, produced by the Public Theatre, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS at the New Federal Theatre, and DEAR OSCAR at the Perry Street Theatre. Mr. Little’s regional work includes MAJOR BARBARA at Yale Rep, PYGMALION at Syracuse Stage, NOISES OFF at the Barter Theater, OUT OF ORDER at Paper Mill Playhouse, GLIMMERGLASS at Goodspeed and PRIVATE LIVES and SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY at Centenary Stage. He has toured New York in ANGEL STREET, New England in LIGHT UP THE SKY and Canada in SCROOGE.  John lives in NYC with his wife Amy and  children Eleonora and Joel.

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Jennifer Loryn
Actor

Jennifer was featured as Hermia in Season 2005′s A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, the first professional production of the Bard ever presented in Sussex County and our region. She is grateful for the opportunity to play such a �little� but �fierce� role. She has performed at various regional and NYC theaters, including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the McCarter Theatre, HERE, NY Fringe and La Mama. Jennifer’s third publicly performed one-woman cabaret SWF SEEKING� ran to sold-out audiences at midtown’s Don’t Tell Mama. As always, love to her family. Ms.Loryn is a graduate of Northwestern University. http://www.jenniferloryn.com.

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Brooke Lucas
Actor

Brooke made her debut at Tri State in the 2005 production of  THE WEIR.  She is a Kansas City native and a graduate of Abilene Christian University (BFA in Acting) and Temple University (MFA in Acting) where she performed leading roles in RING AROUND THE MOON, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, HOUSE OF BERNADA ALBA, OUR TOWN, BROADWAY, THE BACCHAE, COUD NINE, CRAZY FOR YOU, MY FAIR LADY, AND HOW TO SUCCEED . . . among others.   Professional credits include Lady Macbeth in MACBETH, Isabel in HENRY V (Abilene Shakespeare Festival,)  and understudy for the title role in DIRTY BLONDE (Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia,) directed by Ethan McSweeny.  Most recently, Ms. Lucas appeared in an Equity Showcase production of short works by Christopher Durang in NYC, as well as a workshop of Craig Lucas’ SMALL TRAGEDY for Philadelphia’s 1812 Productions.

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James Robert Ludlum
Actor

Making his debut as Peter in Tri-State’s 2010 ROMEO & JULIET, Mr. Ludlum is both an actor and singer, having appeared as Willie Conklin in RAGTIME (Montclair Operetta Club), Gremio in KISS ME KATE, Sparky in FOREVER PLAID, Herr Zeller in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and the Constable in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.)  He was Don Adriano de Armado in LOVE�S LABORS LOST, Jud Fry in OKLAHOMA, and Augustin Ferraillon in A FLEA IN HER EAR among others.  Mr. Ludlum is a recognized Actor Combatant by the SAFD and was Assistant to Fight Master Michael Chin at Pace University and Muhlenberg College. Mr. Ludlum plays many instruments and is a graduate in Theatre and music from Muhlenberg College.

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Freddie Maas
Actor

Freddie returned in 2009 to perform the role of Randy Gunderson in Wesley Van Tassel’s new play, DEEDS OF LOVE for the 1st New Plays Reading Series presentation. In 2007 he appeared with Tri-State as George Mudd in Andrew Shafer’s THE COLOSSUS OF RHODES, one of the new plays in Tri-State’s 2007 NEW PLAYS READING SERIES.  Mr. Maas made his main stage debut  in the 2004 production of THE PASSION OF DRACULA. He is currently entering his eighth year portraying mob boss Johnny Scudato in the off-broadway production of MURDERED BY THE MOB in NYC. Other New York stage credits include THE DINING ROOM and SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY for the MCC Acting Company and the off-broadway production of DISORGANIZED CRIMES. Mr. Maas has appeared on such television shows as THE SOPRANOS, LAW AND ORDER, ED, and SEX AND THE CITY. He has appeared in many independent films including HORROR, LALEGGENDA, and CODENAME: SELL, winner of the 2006 Accolades Film Festival. He would like to thank Federico Castelluccio and Cherie Avolio for the motivation and Donna Haley and Tara Bowles for their guidance. Thanks most of all to his family, wife Debbie and son Dante for their love, understanding and support.

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Paul Mantell
Actor

Paul is pleased to be appearing for the first time at Tri-State Actors Theatre in the 2008 New Plays Reading Series’ MISSING PAGES. Mr. Mantell’s most recent stage appearances include Victor in Arthur Miller�s THE PRICE at 12 Miles West Theatre Co., and as George in Neil Simon�s CHAPTER TWO at Bickford Theatre. Other regional credits include COMMUNICATING DOORS (Bickford Theatre,) IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (What Exit? Theatre Co.,) A DOLL’S HOUSE (12 Miles West,) and GUYS AND DOLLS (Mill Mt. Playhouse.) New York credits include THE FRANCIS DAY (La Mama ETC,) NEW LIVING NEWSPAPER (Ensemble Studio Theatre,) and THE SPANISH TRAGEDY (Riverside Shakespeare.) Paul is also the author of over 100 published children�s books, including novels, biographies, and activity books. He would like to thank wife and partner Avery Hart, and sons Clayton and Matthew, for their constant support

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John Manzelli
Actor

John portrayed Sam (and 40 other characters!) in Tri-state’s 2005 production of FULLY COMMITTED. A member of Actors Equity Association, Mr. Manzelli is an acclaimed comedic actor who has performed throughout the United States from New York through the Midwest and South to Pennsylvania and down to Florida.  His credits include playing Yvan in the hit play ART (Dixie Theatre-Florida); Bob Cratchit in A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Northeast Theatre Ensemble–Pennsylvania); Norman in AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG, Jeremy in THE SPIDER WEB (Horsecave Theatre–Kentucky); the Lead (many roles) in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Macduff in MACBETH, Tybalt in ROMEO AND JULIET (Florida Playwrites Theatre); Richmond in RICHARD III (Illinois Shakespeare  Festival); the Lead in the musical, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (Public Theatre of Ft. Lauderdale–Florida); and starred as Sam and the other forty characters in FULLY COMMITTED at the New Stage, Jackson Mississippi. Mr. Manzelli is a recognized Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (1995), and has choreographed  various types of fights and combat in over twenty-five theatrical productions. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Illinois State University.

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Barry Marino
Actor

A New Orleans based actor, Mr. Marino made his debut with Tri-State as the Doctor in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE in 2006. He moved–temporarily–to New Jersey from New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina and the flooding in 2005.  He has performed as an actor and stand-up comic for twenty years.  His credits include TONY ‘N TINA’S WEDDING, Tennessee Williams’ SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, PINOCCHIO, and WHERE Y’AT, a New Orleans-style staged sit-com, which he wrote.  His television credits include RESCUE ME and CONVICTION.

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Brian Maslow
Actor

Brian returned to Tri-State Actors Theater in Season 2005 to play the dual roles of Peter Quince and Cobweb in A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, the first professional production of the bard ever presented in Sussex County and our region. He was last seen in Season 2004 as Renfield on the main stage in THE PASSION OF DRACULA.  Earlier in the season he played Peter Van Daan in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and appeared as Andy in the new play, NONPROFIT in Tri-State’s New Plays Reading Series.   Mr. Maslow made his first stage appearance with Tri-State Actors Theater as Bob Ewell in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in 2003. He recently appeared in Centenary Stage Co.’s Production of ANOTHER ANTIGONE.  He graduated from the Mason Gross School of the Arts with a BM in music performance. Mr. Maslow also studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservtory and The School for Film and TV in NYC. Most recently, he worked in the feature film MONA LISA SMILE starring Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles as well as the STEPFORD WIVES with Nicole Kidman. He is a native of Byram, NJ and is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Dan Matisa
Actor

Made his debut at Tri State as Jim in the 2005 production of  THE WEIR.  A member of Actors Equity Association, Mr. Matisa is happy and proud to be performing for the first time with Tri-State Actors Theater. A native of Iselin, NJ, he has performed at a number of theaters in New York City (John Houseman, Public Theatre/Joe�s Pub, NY Fringe Festival, The Belt, American Globe, and others). Mr. Matisa has performed regionally at Tennessee Rep., Asolo Theatre company, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Vermont Shakespeare Company, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and American Stage, among others. Some of his favorite roles include: Jane/Edgar in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, Marco in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Haskell in THE IMMIGRANT, and many Shakespearean character roles including Bottom, Tranio, Sir Hugh Evans, and Autolycus. He recently completed a four-month World Cruise contract aboard the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity, performing the one-man play FULLY COMMITTED.  Mr. Matisa is a graduate of Hofstra University and the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. He is a proud member of Actors� Equity Association. Thanks to Mom, Dad and Amy for all their support and love.

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Patrick McAndrew
Actor

Patrick is excited to be making his Tri-State Actor�s Theatre debut as Benvolio and the Apothecary in 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET. Some previous credits include work with Red Bull Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company and The Folger Theatre. Patrick would like to thank Paul for this opportunity.

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Randall McCann
Actor

Makes his third appearance with Tri-State as Paul in MERCY MILD, by Deborah Finkelstein, the 2nd presentation  of the 2010 New Plays Reading Series. In 2009 he performed the role of Carl Carlsson in Wesley Van Tassel’s new play, DEEDS OF LOVE for the  New Plays Reading Series. Mr. McCann joined Tri-State for the first time in 2007 as Victor Franz in Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE. Theatre Credits:  Martin McDonagh’s THE PILLOWMAN, Morgan in THE DRAWER BOY, Bob Ewell in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD; Lenny in Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN; Mick Dowd in McConagh’s A SKULL IN CONNEMARA; Corvino in Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE; Stu in TALK RADIO; Paul in LOOSE ENDS; Lorenzo Miller in GOD; and many more. Mr. McCann has also worksin set design and construction, lighting and other tech theatre areas.  He holds a B.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Patricia Meacham
Managing Director

Patricia has served as TAT’s Managing Director since 1988. She began her theatrical career as a walk-on and stage hand in dinner theatres. Mrs. Meacham entered arts management through the box office/administrative staffs of Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, Carnegie Hall, Mercer Arts Center, the Vivian Beaumont at Lincoln Center, as Assistant to the Subscription Office Manager for NY City Opera and NY City Ballet, also at the Metropolitan Opera and Philadelphia Orchestra. She honed her management and marketing skills as an Administrative Assistant for five years at the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. Ms. Meacham returned to the stage in season 2006 as the Matron in  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and serves as resident costume consultant and designer for Tri-State.

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Paul Meacham
Artistic Director & Actor

 directs Tri-State’s  holiday production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and appears as Scrooge every season, for which he received the Times Herald-Record’s Best Actor Award. Mr. Meacham’s New York credits include Arthur Miller’s AFTER THE FALL with Frank Langella and Diane Wiest, as Teddy Roosevelt in FIGHTING BOB, Dr. Seward in THE PASSION OF DRACULA and as Judge Hathorne in THE CRUCIBLE. He was  a member of the acting company of the acclaimed Classic Stage Company for two years playing featured roles in TWELFTH NIGHT, THE TEMPEST, THE HOMECOMING, THE LADY’S NOT FOR BURNING, WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERNSTERN ARE DEAD and others. He was a founding member of the innovative WPA Theater, where he acted and directed for five seasons including directing the musical, CHARLATANS, for which he wrote the book and lyrics, and Tevia Abrams’ AND NO CEREMONY.  He has performed in regional theaters including Milwaukee Repertory Theater  (FIGHTING BOB, the premiere of David Mamet’s LAKE BOAT, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, BORN YESTERDAY); Barter Theater (YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU); Pennsylvania Stage (EQUUS); Cohoes Music Hall  (LIFE WITH FATHER, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, OF MICE AND MEN, BLITHE SPIRIT, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST); George Street Playhouse (COUNT DRACULA, MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION); Virginia Stage (THE CRUCIBLE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL); Missouri Repertory Theater (SIXTEEN STRINGS OF CASH) and New Jersey Shakespeare Festival (TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, HENRY VIII). His Tri-State roles include John Barrymore in I HATE HAMLET, the Narrator and Scrooge in  A CHRISTMAS CAROL,  and Stanley in the world premiere of ERICA’S LAST MISSION  by Tevia Abrams.  He  began TAT’s New Plays Reading Series in 2000. He adapted Edgar Allen Poe’s WILLIAM WILSON for public television. He has appeared  on TV (ONE LIFE TO LIVE,  ALL MY CHILDREN;) and in films (HOODLUMS; PRINCE OF THE CITY; THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, and THE GATE.)   As founder and artistic director of TRI-STATE ACTORS THEATER he has guided many productions including ROMEO & JULIET, PROOF, TWELFTH NIGHT, GREATER TUNA,  ROUNDING THIRD, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE , A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE WEIR, THE 39 STEPS, and the world premieres of Sean O’Leary’s RAIN IN THE HOLLOWS , Judilee Oliva’s ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR, and Tevia Abrams’ THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR. He has staged many children’s musicals, including WINNIE THE POOH, CHARLOTTE’S WEB,  THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS and THE JUNGLE BOOK.  Mr. Meacham is a member of Actors Equity Association, and AFTRA-Screen Actors Guild.

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Dan Mian
Actor

DAN MIAN  (ACTOR)  Mr. Mian returns to Tri-State as Clown 2 playing nearly  50 roles in the comic thriller, THE 39 STEPS,  the season 12-13 finale in March. He joined the professional company in 2007 with his portrayal of Antonio in Wm. Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT.  He played  multiple characters in  Season 2011’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL, including a wonderful character turn as Christmas Present. He studied at the Circle in the Square Conservatory in midtown Manhattan, performing in productions of LOOSE KNIT and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM on Circle’s Broadway stage. Most recently, Dan performed in the NY regional premier of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (WPPAC), and just wrapped his first full length feature, tentatively titled MURDER IN SARATOGA. Filmed by Sergei Franklin, it is slated to be released May of 2013. This  January he performed in a short film where he attempted to rob a bar at gunpoint.

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Brian Milli
Actor

Brian is thrilled to be working with TAT for the first time as Chip in MERCY MILD, by Deborah Finkelstein, the 2nd new play in the 2010 New Plays Reading Series. He just appeared as Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy at the Skyline Theatre Company, and last season, he played Robert in Skyline’s production of Proof, directed by Sam Scalamoni. He also recently played the role of Jake in the award-winning independent short film Ben Again, opposite Dan Lauria and directed by Tony Giordano. Brian holds a B.F.A. degree in acting from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, were he studied with William Esper.  He has performed on professional stages all over the United States, as well as Europe’s world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe. On television, Brian has appeared in recurring roles on Guiding Light, All My Children, and One Life to Live. His voice has been heard in numerous radio and television commercials for products such as Guinness, Foot Locker, and Listerine. Brian has taught acting classes in his own studio as well as in New Jersey’s public elementary schools, and he currently serves as a guest teacher at the Actor’s Playground School of the Theatre in Monmouth County. Thanks to Paul for the opportunity to work on this wonderful new play with such brilliant artists.

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Celia Montgomery
Actor

Ms. Montgomery returned to Tri-State in 2007 for her third season as Viola in William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT.  She made her debut with Tri-State Actors Theater in 2005 as Actor 5, playing several roles including Christmas Past and Mrs. Cratchit  in Chris Schario’s adaptation of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and reprised her roles in 2006.  Off-Broadway Ms. Montgomery’s credits include FAIRYTALES OF THE ABSURD at the Pearl Theater; Off-off Broadway: FRANCOISE CHANGES HER MIND (Brick Theatre;) ISMENE AND ANTIGONE (Resonance Ensemble;) RHINOCEROUS; TALES FOR CHILDREN LESS THAN 3 (UTC 61;) A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Urban Muse;) THE SMALL APARTMENT (Verde;) and THREE SISTERS (Boomerang.)  Regionally, Ms. Montgomery played major roles in I HATE HAMLET and Arthur Miller’s THE CRUCIBLE at the Alley Theater.  She was seen in the film KATE AND LEOPOLD, in the independent film,, ULTRACHRIST!; and her television credits include the long-running “soap,”  ALL MY CHILDREN. Ms. Montgomery is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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P. Brendan Mulvey
Actor

Brendan returned to Tri-State in the final new play reading of season 2008: ENGAGEMENT RULES, by Rich Orloff. He portrayed George in MISSING PAGES, the first new play in the 2008 New Plays Reading Series.  He debuted at Tri-State as Gregory Solomon in Arthur Miller’s THE PRICE(2007).  He most recently played Mr. Straus in TITANIC and has appeared as Herr Schultz in the National Broadway Tour of CABARET. A member of Actors Equity Association,  his many credits include additional stints in CABARET for Bucks County Playhouse and other theatres, many appearances at the Bristol Riverside Theatre–Henry in HOLIDAY; Andrew McClaren in BRIGADOON; Peter in ROMEO AND JULIET; the Barber in MAN OF LA MANCHA; Seth Lord in THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and others; Doctor Baugh in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (West Virginia Public Theatre); and many more. He trained with the HB Studios in New York. His favorite role is continuous: playing Pop-Pop to granddaughters, Ms. Shannon and Ms. Fiona of Easton, Pa.

 

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Philip Mutz
Actor

Philip appeared for the first time with Tri-State Actors Theater as Actor # 1 in Season 2007′s A CHRISTMAS CAROL .  However, he is no stranger to the NJ stage, having recently appeared as Horace in Moliere’s SCHOOL FOR WIVES (Centenary Stage;) and Snout in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Orleans in HENRY V, and the Soothsayer in CYMBELINE (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ).   Other recent credits include Puck in A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and The Maniac in ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST (Burning Coal Theatre Co., Raleigh NC;) Cliff in CABARET (Middleton Players, Madison WI) and Josh in his original play KIDNAPPING LAURA LINNEY (Stella Adler Studios, NYC). Mr. Mutz  holds a BFA in Drama from the NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and currently resides/waits tables in NYC.

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Michael Nathanson
Actpr

Michael joined Tri-State Actors’ professional company for the first time as Robin Goodfellow(Puck) and Philostrate in Season 2005′s ground-breaking  A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare. Mr. Nathanson graduated from the theater program at Northwestern University and also studied at RADA in London. He has performed at numerous theaters in and around New York including Lincoln Center, Hangar Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Guild Hall in East Hampton, New Jersey Rep, The InterAct Theater in Philadelphia, NY Fringe Festival 2004, and the River Rep in Connecticut. He has also performed in over 30 shows around Off and Off-Off Broadway in the past four years, including TAMING OF THE SHREW in Central Park, Charles Ludlam’s STAGE BLOOD at the John Houseman Theater, and GOD AND MR. SMITH at the Mint Theater. Film and TV work includes: GUIDING LIGHT, COUCH CONFESSIONS (a web series with Tovah Feldshuh), SEX AND THE CITY, the PBS documentary TRADING WOMEN with Angelina Jolie and several independent films. An Equity performer, Mr. Nathanson is a company member of New Jersey Rep and 12 Miles West Theater. In June 2005, he played the title role in HAMLET at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Mr. Nathanson is represented by Judy Boals, Inc. in NYC.

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Herb Newsome
Actor

Herb plays Big Red Gilliam in Daniel Weber’s THE EXECUTION OF GOVERNOR BROWN… in Tri-State’s new play reading. Mr. Newsome is an actor/ writer/ director out of New York City. He began his acting career as a young boy in the films THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET, THE PICK-UP ARTIST and the Off-Broadway play BLACK GIRL at the Second Stage Theater. He received his BA in Theater from the University at Albany and his MFA in Acting from Penn State (2002). His selected credits include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE MEETING, MACBETH, RICHARD III, REVENGE OF A KING, TAKE ME OUT, 911: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE, FREEMAN IN PARIS  and five August Wilson plays- MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, FENCES, JITNEY, THE PIANO LESSON, RADIO GOLF. As a playwright he has penned two solo shows, IN DEVIL’S HEAVEN and FREEMAN IN PARIS, which was honored with 2011 Humanities Scriptwriting Award presented by the Institute of African American Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. His full length play REVENGE OF A KING, a hip-hop musical based on Shakespeare�s Hamlet, recently had a production at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa.  As a director his credits include REVENGE OF A KING for the NY International Fringe Festival, the national tour of ROLL OF THUNDER HEAR MY CRY for the National Theater of Arts and Education, FORGIVABLE SINS, a finalist at the Samuel French One Act Festival in NYC, SING BLACK HAMMER and JOURNEY OF THE SPIRITS at the Kuntu Repertory Theater, and TOPDOG/UNDERD0G at the New Horizon Theater. Herb is a founding member of  The Standard, an artist collective in New York City dedicated to the development of new works in the arts (livethestandard.com).  For more information visit herbnewsome.com.

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Brian O'Halloran
Actor

Brian rejoined Tri-State Actors Theater in the staged reading of Alan Steinberg’s new MAGGIE’S PLAY, the first staged reading of 2004 and was featured in the final new play reading of 2004, SHAGAROUND, by Maggie Nevill. In Season 2003 he played Charlie Conlon in the international hit Irish comedy, STONES IN HIS POCKETS, by Marie Jones. Mr. O’Halloran joined Tri-State in season 2002 in the role of Yvan in Yasmina Reza’s ART. He has performed in numerous theater and film productions. His theater credits include: FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, TRANSLATIONS, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, SYLVIA, WAIT UNTIL DARK, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, THE DRESSER, DRACULA, and CRIMES OF THE HEART. As a member of NJ Rep, he starred in A WORLD I NEVER MADE and AN UNHAPPY WOMAN. Brian is most recognized for his work in films. His credits include Kevin Smith’s CLERKS,  MALLRATS, CHASING AMY, DOGMA, and JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK. He starred in the animated TV series CLERKS, which is being made into a feature film. He was last seen on the Tonight Show in the short film THE FLYING CAR.  He can be seen in the romantic comedy DROP DEAD ROSES, and returns to his role of Dante in the sequel to CLERKS, CLERKS II.

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Ted Odell
Actor

Ted is happy to be making his fourth appearance as Cedric Seward in THE PASSION OF DRACULA with TAT having previously appeared in ROMEO AND JULIET (Prince Escalus, Chorus), TWELFTH NIGHT (Sea Captain, Priest) and in the Staged Reading of IT’S YOUR MOTHER written by fellow cast mate Patricia Durante and Betsy Tuxill.  This past summer Ted appeared in the Illustrious Theatre’s production of THE WINTER’S TALE as Autolycus.  Earlier this year Ted appeared in the Independent Film FUNERALS AND FELONIES as aging Mafia Hit Man Louie Massina, currently in post production.  Over the past twenty years Ted has appeared in over thirty productions in the Tri State area and Off, Off, Off Broadway in NYC.  Favorite roles include; Barrymore in I HATE HAMLET, Cladwell in URINETOWN, Peron in EVITA, Toby Belch in TWELFTH NIGHT among others. Ted and his talented wife Terry Odell conduct a weekly Theatre workshop with children associated with The Hudson Valley Home Schooler’s and he is a teacher at the Acting Out Play House in Warwick where his wife Terry is Artistic Director. Thank you to my children William and Madyson for the love and support.

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Jim Opfer
Actor

Jim resides in Glenwood, NJ with his wife Eileen and such ever of his five children as may be in residence at any given time. Mr. Opfer played Egeus in Tri-State’s ground-breaking production of A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, to open Season 2005. His portrayal of Mr. Kraler in 2004′s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK marked his first performance at TAT. He has played varied roles in the past including parts in YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, SUMMER AND SMOKE, LI’L ABNER, OLIVER, DAMN YANKEES, CAMELOT, A FEW GOOD MEN, MUSIC MAN, FIORELLO, FORUM, and FIDDLER. When not practicing his part, he can be found practicing law in Vernon Township.

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Sam Parrot
Actor

ROMEO & JULIET marked Mr. Parrott’s debut performance (as Paris) at the Tri-State Actors Theatre. Sam recently portrayed Pericles at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA, where he will be returning this summer to perform in A COMEDY OF ERRORS. A graduate of Skidmore College, favorite roles include Green/Exton in RICHARD II and Sinbad Sailors/Mr. Pugh in UNDER MILKWOOD. Sam has also performed in the NYC Fringe Festival in LYSISTRATA and the NYC Frigid Festival in MEDEA.

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Pharah Jean Philippe
Actor

Pharah Jean appeared as Calpurnia in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Season 2003. Her stage credits include THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, MONSTERS AND MARVELS, SEA ISLAND NIGHTMARE, FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, PARADOX IN GAY MINOR and JAMAICA. Ms. Jean-Philippe has worked in film, television, industrials and commercials. She studied with Ariane Brandt, Bill Duke, and Jeanne Kaplan of HB Studios. She is a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company. Ms. Jean-Philippe would like to thank all of her family and friends for their support and Jesus, her Lord God and Savior, from which all blessings flow (Lam 3:21-23).

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Nona Pipes
Actor

Nona returns to Tri-State to portray Elizabeth in the new play reading of THE EXECUTION OF GOVERNOR BROWN… by Daniel Weber. For Tri-State: LOVE AND DEATH in the New Plays Reading Series. She made a critically-acclaimed appearance last November/December as Sara in THE JAZZ SINGER at the Metropolitan Playhouse in NYC. Regional: Alley Theatre, Asolo Theatre, Banyan Theatre (Curtain Call Award Best Actress nomination for THE UNEXPECTED MAN), George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, TheatreVirginia, and other theatres in Alabama, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania in roles that include Amanda in PRIVATE LIVES, Gorgeous in THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, Billie Dawn in BORN YESTERDAY, Ree/Irene in DAYTRIPS, and Edna in A DELICATE BALANCE.  Film: DESPERATE ENDEAVORS: (LBYL Films), PENNY DREADFUL (Drosin Productions). Audio books (some 80 titles) for audible.com, Benefit Media, Live and Let Live Audio, Talking Books Studios, and Visual EFX.

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Liz Proepper
Tech Director, Set, Sound and Lighting Designer

Liz designed and engineered the unique sound and music found in Tri-State’s ground-breaking production of A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare. Ms. Proepper joined Tri-State Actors Theater in  2002 as a stage management intern and returned in 2003 as a full fledged member of the Artistic and Technical staff. Ms. Proepper is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, holding a degree in Theatre Design and Technology.  While living in Madison, she had the pleasure of participating in many theatrical events both in and out of the university community.  Ms. Proepper was on the technical staff of the University of Wisconsin Opera and the Madison Repertory Theater. Her stage management credits include THE FALSETTOS, STILL LIFE WITH IRIS, BART THE TEMP, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, and IO and HIM and the TROUBLE WITH HER, and several New Plays Reading Series productions for Tri-State Actors Theater.  Her set designs for Tri-State include Season 2003″s THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR, THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR, abridged and  THE PASSION OF DRACULA. Ms. Proepper oversaw Tri-State Actors Theater’s  Intern Program for two years and co-directed both children’s plays — GOLLIWHOPPERS and JACK and the BEANSTALK –during 2003, and SKUPPER DUPPERS and THE LITTLE MERMAID in season 2004.  In Season 2005  Ms. Proepper designed sound for Tri-State Actors Theater.

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Joanes Prosper
Actor

Joanes made his first stage appearance with TAT as Tom Robinson in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in 2003. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. Some of his off-Broadway stage credits include THE MAKING OF THE BLACK MAN at the Theatre for the New City, A DIFFERENT HOPE at Carnegie Hall, GETTING OUR PROPS at B. Smiths, and THE BOX at Roger Furman Theatre. Mr. Prosper’s television appearances include SEX IN THE CITY, OZ, and ED. Film work includes several shorts and two feature films. He is currently wrapping production on the feature film WOMEN AT STEAK and stars in the film, BEHIND THE ROPES. Mr. Prosper would like to thank God, his family, friends and manager for their support. He also gives huge thanks to TAT for this opportunity.

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James Rana
Actor

Theatre credits include: LOVES LABORS LOST (Royal Shakespeare Company), MARAT/SADE, MACBETH MOTHER COURAGE (Classical Theatre of Harlem), SHERLOCK HOLMES (East Lynne Theater), SERENDIB (Ensemble Studio Theatre), INANA AND THE  EELWAX JESUS 3D POP MUSIC SHOW (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), HENRY V (Actors Shakespeare Co.), AS YOU LIKE IT (Worth Street Theater), SHOGUN MACBETH (Pan Asian Rep), LOVES LABORS LOST (The Shakespeare Theare), COMEDY OF ERRORS (Shakespeare & Co.), Project Shaw, Lark Theatre, Naked Angels, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, etc. Radio: POE: A CELEBRATION (NPR) Film & Television credits include: A GIRL LIKE YOU WITH A BOY LIKE ME (Accolade Award), THE WAR WITHIN, THE HOLLOW TREE, TIED TO A CHAIR, LAW & ORDER:SVU, ONE LIFE TO LIVE, THIRD WATCH, AS THE WORLD TURNS, CONAN O’BRIEN. Up Next: The world premieres of RANGOON at Pan Asian Rep and THE POE MYSTERIES (also adaptor) for East Lynne Theatre/Ocean County Professional Theatre.

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Kristin Reeves
Actor

Kristin returned to Tri-State as Louise in the staged reading of Ginger Lazurus’ NONPROFIT, presented as part of our 2004 New Plays Reading Series. Ms. Reeves portrayed Kate in A.R. Gurney’s comedy, SYLVIA, during Season 2000, and  returned in Season 2001 as Fanny in Eric Overmyer’s ON THE VERGE.  Her NY credits include SIMPLE DEATH for Ubu Repertory, THE LIVING SECTION, Bayou Musical Theatre, DREAMS OF THE SON at the Westside Theatre; and ROUNDHEADS AND PEEKHEADS for the Classic Theatre.  Regionally, Ms. Reeves has performed Juliet(ROMEO AND JULIET) and Julia(TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA) at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego; Lady Macbeth(MACBETH); Rosalind(AS YOU LIKE IT); Olivia(TWELFTH NIGHT) and other shakespearean roles at the Nevada Shakespeare Festival; THE UTTER GLORY OF MORRISEY HALL for the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts; several plays for the Hilberry Repertory Theatre (Michigan), including PYGMALION(Eliza Doolittle); ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR(Eva), and LOOK HOMEWARD, ANGEL(Laura).  At the Richard Basehart Theatre in Los Angeles, she played among others, Titiana in A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM and Miss Casewell in THE MOUSETRAP.  On television, Ms. Reeves played recurring roles on LOVING and GENERAL HOSPITAL, and was featured on MIAMI VICE.  She has appeared in films (POWER/ AUTHOR, AUTHOR/ AMITYVILLE II) and has been heard on National Public Radio. She holds an MFA in Theatre from Wayne State University, and is a member of Actors Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild.

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Jared Reinmuth
Actor

Jared made his debut with Tri-State Actors Theater as Jonathan Harker in THE PASSION OF DRACULA.  He recently returned from Vermont where he played Guildenstern in Tom Stoppard’s ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD for the Killington Renaissance Festival.  Earlier this year Mr.Reinmuth played the title role in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO for the Treville Players in Hackensack, NJ. He was a guest artist for the New Jersey based Hudson Shakespeare Company playing featured roles in HENRY V, TITUS ANDRONICUS, and DRACULA at the historic Jersey City Loews Theater.  Other favorite roles include Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET for the Blunt Theater Company, Don Quixote, and Athos in THE THREE MUSKETEERS for the National Theater of the Performing Arts. Mr. Reinmuth thanks his family and friends for their undying support.

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Kendall Ridgeway
Actor

Ms. Ridgeway  returned to Tri-State Actors Theater as Pearl Hukill  in 2004′s world premiere of Sean O’Leary’s RAIN IN THE HOLLOWS and was featured in the final new play reading of 2004, THE SHAGAROUND, by Maggie Nevill..  She made her Tri-State debut as Jackie in ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR, a new play by Judylee Oliva presented in 2002. She also acted in TAT’s New Plays Reading Series 2003, including Jay Boyer’s FOR SOME REASON COMMA SHE LAUGHED.  At New Jersey Repertory Company she originated the roles of Nell in A WORLD I NEVER MADE, and Sally Cubbage in OCTET; and performed in the acclaimed NJ premier of THE LARAMIE PROJECT.  Other favorite theatre credits include Cora in RAFT OF THE MEDUSA, Rita in PRELUDE TO A KISS, Joann in A FEW GOOD MEN, Chris in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Constanze in AMADEUS, Brooke in NOISES OFF, and Emily in OUR TOWN. She can also be seen on TV in several commercials and is featured in two independent film festival favorites FOUR DEAD BATTERIES, and GIRLSPREE.

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Kellie Roberts
Actor

Kellie returned to Tri-State as Chandra in the staged reading of Ginger Lazurus’ NONPROFIT, presented as part of our 2004 New Plays Reading Series.  Ms. Roberts created the role of Sadie in THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR with Tri-State Actors Theater in Season 2003. Most recently she appeared on TV in an episode of THIRD WATCH.  Some of her other stage credits include the Off-Off Broadway production of YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TOLD at Playwright’s Horizon and SHELTER: REFUGEES OF THE AMERICAN DREAM at The Harlem Theater Company. She also played the lead in the film short, STRIKE, which was shown at both the Roxbury and Black Harvest Film Festivals. Ms. Roberts is a former student of Maggie Flanigan of the Maggie Flanigan Studios (formerly an instructor at William Esper Studios.) She would like to thank God, her family and close friends, especially her husband, Tony, and Frances Lozada.

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Judy Rosenblatt
Actor

Judy joined Tri-State Actors Theater for the first time in the role of Mrs. Edith Frank in the 2004 productions of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK.  A member of Actors Equity Association, she has appeared with Lorraine Bracco in The Sopranos, as Mrs. Dovitch in FUGUMENTUNACHAI, as Marie in EVENSONG, and as Helen in THE WORD OF GOD, all in NYC. Her regional and NY credits include Serafina in ROSE TATTOO, Agnes in A DELICATE BALANCE, Martha in WHOSE AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, and Karen and Musiel in PLAZA SUITE.

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Colin Ryan
Actor

Colin joins Tri-State for the first time as Jasper in the New Play Reading Series’ third 2008 offering, Alek Merilo’s BLUR IN THE REAR VIEW. New York Credits include:  the York Shakespeare Company–Lucky in WAITNG FOR GODOT; Laertes in HAMLET; Edmund in KING LEAR; and Marc Antony in JULIUS CAESAR. Regional credits include: Stanley in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Seacoast Repertory Theatre); Romeo in ROMEO AND JULIET; Orsino in TWELFTH NIGHT; Ferdinand in THE TEMPEST; and Rochefort in THE THREE MUSKETEERS(Actors Shakespeare Company.) He holds a BFA in Acting from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and studied with the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain.

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Ed Schiff
Actor

ED SCHIFF, Actor–Mr. Schiff will perform the role of Richard Harkin in Conor McPherson’s THE SEAFARER, TRi-State’s 1st On the Town Play Reading of its 25th Anniversary Season.  He is a veteran actor, director and producer with over 200 credits in professional theater, in film and on television. Schiff was recently featured in the movies WAR OF THE WORLDS, OUT OF THE FOG, THE WARRIOR CLASS and EVERYMAN. He was John Wolfe, the corrupt detective, on ABC-TV’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE, and Mitchell Morgan, the TV station manager in the primetime comedy GRAPVINE. Recent regional theater stage roles for Schiff have included title roles in DA and KING LEAR; lead roles as Matthew Harrison Brady in INHERIT THE WIND, Big Daddy in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF,  Gaston in PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, Larkin in GOLF WITH ALAN SHEPARD, Gen. MacKenzie in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Mr. Laurence in LITTLE WOMEN and King Claudius in HAMLET. His many recent TV commercials include him as Ernest Hemingway for “Pilot Pen,” The Gorton’s Fisherman, and as King Alfonso for “Medieval Times.”

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Kevin Sebastian
Actor

Kevin Sebastian – Tri-State Actors Theater: Tybalt in ROMEO & JULIET, three years of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. NYC: IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED, INTERMEZZO with NYC Opera at Lincoln Center, DARK OF THE MOON, WAITING FOR THE BUS (American Globe Theatre Best Actor Award), and a 3-PACK OF SHAKESPEARE at the American Theatre of Actors. Regional: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES at Depot Theatre, RED HERRING at Shadowland Theatre, PERFECT WEDDING at the Bickford Theatre, the NJ premiere of NEXT FALL at Dreamcatcher Rep, SICK (original cast) at NJ Repertory, VALHALLA (Star-Ledger Nomination) & OMNIUM GATHERUM at The Theater Project, A FEW GOOD MEN at Cortland Repertory, THE MOUSETRAP and CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE (Daily Record Award) at Centenary Stage, RAGTIME & WEST SIDE STORY at NJPAC. Film & Television: Killswitch at Cannes Film Festival & Seattle’s Science Fiction Short Film Fest, NYC Horror Film Fest’s award-winning The Lake Passage, Tribeca VisionFest’s The Man with the Red Right Hand, Flatland Film Festival’s The Cyclist, Chad Lowe’s Beautiful Ohio, Saturday Night Live, the WGA webseries Issues, and the epic new television pilot, THE GRID. Onward and upward! Proud AEA Member. Contact: KevSebastian@gmail.com

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Bob Senkewicz
Actor

Bob returned to Tri-State in Season 2005 as Finbar in Conor McPherson’s THE WEIR.  Mr. Senkewicz joined the Tri-State acting company in 2004 as Mr. Van Daan in TAT’s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, created the role of Mike in Tri-State’s New Plays Reading Series presentation of  MAGGIE’S PLAY, by Alan Steinberg, and was Lord Godalming in the main stage production of  THE PASSION OF DRACULA.  He was born and raised in New Jersey and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and at Upsala College. He has been part of numerous productions over the last few years including the Off-Broadway original production of TOWER OF BABBLE and regional productions of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST, FIRST NIGHT, GHOSTS OF THE LOYAL OAKS, ZOO STORY, and BUS STOP. He has spent much of the last year appearing in a number of low budget, often no budget, independent films (Looking For Harrison, Aberrations, Strigol) and corporate industrials. Earlier in 2005 He performed on the History Channel as Ken Uston in the series Breaking Vegas. Mr. Senkewicz has appeared on the NY local cable weekly TV series Rosebay, NY, in HBO�s Sex and The City and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and will be seen in the upcoming Court TV show, ParcoPI this fall.. He is a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.  Mr. Senkewicz  thanks his family for their patience, understanding, and support of this most time consuming passion.

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Jason Shane
Actor

Returned to Tri-State in 2007 as Curio in William Shakespeare’s comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT. He appeared for the first time at Tri-State in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.  He is a 2001 graduate of Delaware Valley High School, Milford, PA, where he was a member of the school band, the jazz ensemble, choir, orchestra, and pit band.  He continues to perform while working his way toward Equity membership.  Mr. Shane credits include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, BLOOD BROTHERS, and PIRATES OF PENZANCE. He was recently seen in SUESSICAL at The Growing Stage.

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Kevin Shinnick
Actor

Kevin returns in August 2009 to perform in the NEW PLAYS READING SERIES preesentation of Paul Meacham’s new adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. He appeared earlier this season as Wally Paulson in Wesley Van Tassel’s new play, DEEDS OF LOVE for the 1st New Plays Reading Series presentation.  Mr. Shinnick joined the acting company for the first time in season 2007 as Malvolio in William Shakespeare’s comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT.  Some favorite prior stage roles are: Salieri(AMADEUS), Dracula (DRACULA), Chorus (HENRY V), Cathal (OURSELVES ALONE), and Norman (THE DRESSER). On film you might recognize him as a spirit from M. Night Shaymalan’s American Express �My Life� commercial. He will be seen soon as a victim of foul play from Willem Dafoe & Michael Buscemi in ANAMORPH, and is a kind- hearted Dr.Moran in THE DEATH OF POE and evil hubby Howard in SKIN CRAWL (the last two just released on DVD).  He was a co-founder of TNT  in NJ (now in it’s 21st year) and the Dr. Guffy Theatre company in NY, where he directed such critically acclaimed shows as THE GIRL ON THE VIA FLAMINIA and the NYC premieres of Richard Valley’s comedy A PIECE OF CAKE and Mary Hane’s brilliant drama, THE CRIMSON THREAD. Mr. Shinnick performed, taught and directed for eight seasons at the NY Renaissance Festival in Tuxedo NY, and for six years at the Jekyll & Hyde Club in NYC. A history buff, especially of film & theatre history, he is also a founding contributor to SCARLET STREET film magazine.   He would like to thank Naomi Kolstein and KTA for their belief in him, actor Robert Quarry for his advice, and the special �Baboos� in his life. Mr. Shinnick is a member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists.

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Erik Singer
Actor

Erik made his debut for Tri-State Actors Theater as Jake Quinn in   STONES IN HIS POCKETS in 2003.  Theatrical credits include the title role in THE HOSTAGE at NYC’s acclaimed Irish Repertory Theater, GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE (BoarsHead Theatre), and THE TEMPEST (Vermont Stage Company.)  He has also appeared on ALL MY CHILDREN and AS THE WORLD TURNS; and was the voice of Vincent Van Gogh in the recent A&E BIOGRAPHY about Van Gogh and Gauguin.  He narrated the audiobook of the best-selling The Dogs of Babel,by Carolyn Parkhurst, as well as the upcoming The Five People You Meet in Heaven,by Mitch Albom.  A  member of Actors Equity Association, Mr. Singer is a graduate of Yale University and the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He lives in Manhattan with his girlfriend and their two house bunnies, Portia and Sebastian.

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David Sitler
Actor

DAVID  SITLER, Actor—Mr. Sitler will perform the role of Sharky Harkins in Conor McPherson’s THE SEAFARER, Tri-State’s 1st On the Town Play Reading of the 25th Anniversary Season.   In the theatre world he has been on Broadway, on tour, around town and regionally from Maine to Utah.  Working outdoors doing Shakespeare and the outdoor dramas BLUE JACKET, TECUMSEH and UTAH! and indoors playing roles from Atticus to Scrooge.   He has been or is a member of 29th Street Rep, NJ Rep and Oberon theatre companies and worked with lots more.  Broadway—FROST/NIXON, National Tour; AN INSPECTOR CALLS.  Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway– BEYOND THE HORIZON; HAMLET; KING LEAR and others. Regional– THE TEMPEST;  DEFIANCE; FROST/NIXON; OUR TOWN; OF MICE AND MEN; THE EXONERATED; THE DRAWER BOY, and many more. He’s worked in commercials, industrials, voice overs, film and TV as well as just about every contract from Production to showcase in Equity.  He is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and AEA. He is married to actor Carolyn Popp and they have shared the stage many times as well as their life together.

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Wendy Snow
Stage Manager

 is pleased to join the Tri-State team this 2013 holiday season to stage manage Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL. She has worked as a professional actor and stage manager for twenty years in theatres across Maryland, DC and in New York. Most recently she has stage managed at Chenango River Theatre,  Maryland Shakespeare Festival, and The  Bay Theatre Company. Her favorite roles on stage include: The Witches in MACBETH (New York and Maryland), Miss Maudie in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and Joy, the joyless stepsister in CINDERELLA. You can also catch glimpses of her recurring character in the Oval Office on the Emmy Award Winning Netflix Original Series HOUSE OF CARDS. When not on the set, she is the Resident Costumer at the Cumberland Theatre and the Maryland Shakespeare Festival and she just completed work on 2 films at WILL Interactive in Washington DC.  Wendy is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

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Kevin Snyder
Actor

Kevin played the dual roles of Francis Flute, the bellows mender and Mustardseed in Tri-State’s ground-breaking production of A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare. Mr. Snyder is happy to be returning to Tri-State for the first time as a member of the professional company. He was a member of Tri-State�s 2004 Student Intern Company and performed in THE LITTLE MERMAID and SKUPPER DUPPERS. The cast was reunited on March 5 for two performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID as part of Family Week at the Theater. Previously, he has appeared in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, SINGIN IN THE RAIN, and GODSPELL. Kevin lives in Sparta with his wonderful Mom, awesome Dad, two crazy brothers and one lovely sister. He would also like to thank them for all of their support.

 

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David Sochet
Actor

David performed the role of Lysander in Tri-State’s ground-breaking production of A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, by William Shakespeare, to open Season 2005. He first played the role of Lysander at age 10 and his girlfriend, Shasta, played Hermia. Professional theater experience includes playing Mercutio in ROMEO AND JULIET for Shakespeare in the Borough/The Public Theater. Other theater credits includes MARAT/SADE at Williamstown Theatre Festival, MONSOON CHRISTMAS for the Kravis Center(Florida) Center, A PUFF OF SMOKE for Playwrights Horizon, and appearances at the Harold Clurman.

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Jenelle Sosa
Actor

Jenelle is happy to be returning Tri-State for her fourth season in a show that is so dear to her heart as Lady Capulet in 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET.  Other Tri-State credits include March’s ASSAULT OF THE WICKED (Marcie) for Tri-State’s New Plays Reading Series, 2007’s TWELFTH NIGHT (Maria), and the past three productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Belle & others). Outside the Crescent Theater she was most recently seen as Margie in Centenary Stage Company�s critically acclaimed LOOSE KNIT. Other Regional credits include: FULLY COMMITTED (Sam, etc.) – for which she was nominated for �Unique Theatrical Experience of 2008� by Peter Filichia of The Star Ledger – THE RUBY SUNRISE (Ruby), & PSYCHO BEACH PARTY (Chicklet) at The Theater Project; ACCOMPLICE (Harley) at Shadowland Theatre; MORE FUN THAN BOWLING (Molly) at 12 Miles West; The world premiere workshop production of  MERCY AND THE FIREFLY (Mercy) at Luna Stage; THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Laura) at Alliance Rep; ROMEO AND JULIET (Juliet) with Hudson Shakespeare Company; PASSION PLAY: THE MUSICAL (Mary Magdalene) at The Historic Park Theater; CHRISTMAS IN GREENWICH VILLAGE (Fate) at TSI Playhouse New York; IDENTITY CRISIS (Jane) at Where Eagles Dare Studios NYC, and LES FEMMES (Natalie Wood/Marion Davies) at Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Jenelle has also appeared in various films and web series, and has lent her voice to many commercials, radio programs, and websites. Thanks to Paul, and Patricia for always letting her come back and play, and Kevin � whom she is always thrilled to share the stage with.  http://www.jenellesosa.com

Aimee Stopper Born
Stage Manager

Aimee returns to Tri-State for 2010′s ROMEO & JULIET. after stage managing PROOF in 2009. Ms. Born has been a member of Actors Equity since 2001.  She is glad to be back at Tri-State.  Previous Stage Management credits include NO LONGER WARRIORS(world premiere,) PARADE, STAGE AND SCREEN(premiere reading), EVITA, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, ALL THE GREAT BOOKS abridged, OKLAHOMA, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, HARVEY, TOM, DICK AND HARRY, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, RENT, and CABARET. She has worked on the 2007 Broadway national tour of ANNIE, and with the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University.  She is a member of the Auziliary Board of Directors For Acto Out Theatre in Woodstown, NJ.  Aimee’s next production following R & J will be her wedding!

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Jason Szametra
Actor

 

JASON SZAMETRA (Actor)–

Jason Szamreta is thrilled to be working with Tri-State Actors Theater in the New Plays Reading Series presentation of HEELS OVER HEAD. NYC credits include: FIREHOUSE (47th Street Theater), POWER (Metropolitan Playhouse) and SUBURBIA (The Triad.) Regional credits include: ENCHANTED APRIL (Women’s Theater Company), THE CRUCIBLE (Holmdel Theatre Company), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Theater Project), AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME (George Street Playhouse) and GROSS INDECENCY (Boarshead Theater.) Jason is a member of Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre located in Summit, NJ where he appeared in NEXT FALL and the original musical THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Jason is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Katie Tame
Actor

Ms. Tame starred as Catherine in 2009′s acclaimed production of PROOF.   In 2008, she was Laura in Tennessee Williams’ THE GLASS MENAGERIE,  played Donna in the New Plays Readings Series presentation of the new comedy, ENGAGEMENT RULES, and portrayed the Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs.Cratchit and others in 2008′s A CHRISTMAS CAROL marking her third season in the Dickens classic at Tri-State. She has worked extensively with the company  playing Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT, Stella in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and of course, A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  She has performed in several staged readings for the New Plays Reading Series at Tri-State including HANDICAPPING by James McLindon and GEOGRAPHY by Anne Phelan. Recent credits include Elma in BUS STOP at the Hampton Theatre Company and Agnes in SCHOOL FOR WIVES at Centenary Stage Company. Miss Tame also participated in The International Emmy World Television Festival in New York City where she was directed by John Wooten, playing the role of Maggie in Felicity Carpenter’s award winning script: TOUCHING PEOPLE.   Other New York credits include the world premiere of MYTH at Columbia University and numerous showcases at Gotham Comedy Club and Theater 22.  Favorite theater productions include HAMLET, RHINOCEROS, and THE ILLUSION. Television credits include roles on The History Channel, Fuse TV, as well as commercials for Blue Moon Studios.

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Douglas Taurel
Actor

Douglas originates from Texas. He joins Tri-State for the first time in the NEW PLAYS READING SERIES� THE COLOSSUS of RHODES.  He recently finished performing George in  OF MICE AND MEN (dir. Pat Diamond) at Urban Stages in New York, also performing both Lee and Austin in TRUE WEST (dir. by Tim Phillips) here in New York at the Irish Arts Center and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland where it received a 4 and 5 star review from the fringe. Other credits: THE RING (dir. by Stephen Jobes), EDWARD ALBEE�S WORKSHOP (dir. Edward Albee),  The New York Shakespeare Project, Abingdon Theater, The Drilling Company, Looking Glass Theater, Naked Angles, Trilogy Theater, THE ROPE BY PLAUTUS (The Strand Theater), THE LOST COLONY ( Wayside Theater N.C. dir. Fred Chappell) New York�s Fringe Festival, New York�s Strawberry Festival (Finalist). Feature films: A BEAUTIFUL MIND, IMMIGRATION at HBO Latin Films Festival, HELP WANTED (voted Cinequest Online Viewers Choice award for 2005) and recently finished filming THE BETTER BORN (dir. by Robert Lopuski). TV: LAW & ORDER, GUIDING LIGHT, ALL MY CHILDREN,PBS, Nickelodeon. Mr. Taurel is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Paul Tracy
Actor

Paul played Lord Montague in ROMEO & JULIET  in his first appearance with Tri-State.  He returned to the Tri-State stage as Jameson in THE PASSION OF DRACULA, and serves as the treasurer of Tri-State’s board of directdors. Mr. Tracy is a veteran of the theater having worked on stage and behind the scenes for 60 years, from off-Broadway to various stages in New Jersey. He started out watching his theatrical family, spent summers in “stock” and several summers at the Seton Hall Rep company under the direction of Gil Rathbun. Paul’s favorite role was Erronius in the Cornerstone Playhouse production of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. He has since appeared in the same role in the SCCC production of FORUM and was featured in the SCCC production of THE PRODUCERS.

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David Volin
Actor

David makes his 7th production with Tri-State in the theater’s  presentation of ROUNDING THIRD.  He last appeared as Bottom  in the Tri-State’s  ground-breaking 2005 production of A MIDSUMMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. He was featured in the hilarious THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR, Abridged for Season 2004.  A member of Actors� Equity Association, Mr. Volin joined Tri-State Actors Theater�s acting company in 2001 with featured roles in two productions – Jason Maxwell in ERICA�S LAST MISSION by Tevia Abrams and all the Male Roles in ON THE VERGE, or The Geography of Yearning. In 2002, he appeared as Marc in TAT�s production of the award-winning comedy-drama, ART, and returned in Season 2003 as Saul in the premiere of THE VIEW FROM HARRY’S BAR. Other credits include THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, KLONSKY & SCHWARTZ, RAFT OF THE MEDUSA and THE LARAMIE PROJECT all with New Jersey Repertory Company, THE UNDERPANTS, LITTLE MURDERS, TRANSLATIONS and THE MOUSETRAP with Shadow Lawn Stage, the Women’s Theatre Company’s production of DIRTY BLONDE, MOLL at the Walnut Street Theatre, and LOST IN YONKERS at The Theater Project. Mr. Volin was seen in THE COMMEDIA PINOCCHIO  and TALES FROM THE GARDEN at The Growing Stage, rogerandtom at Personal Space Theatrics in NYC, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT�S DREAM at Holmdel Theatre Company, A& E the MYTH at the NY International Fringe Festival,  COCK and BULL STORY with White Buffalo Theatre Company, and a two month residency with the Bloomsberg Theatre Ensemble performing in ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard.

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Gwen Walker
Actor

Ms. Walker, who made her Tri-State debut during Season 2003 in the title role of  ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE, returns to reprise Patsy Cline in Tri-State’s 2006 revival of  the perennial hit musical, ALWAYS . . . PATSY CLINE. Gwen was  Mrs. Morgan in the York Theatre’s ORPHAN TRAIN and as Mrs. Harris in HOW NOW DOW JONES. Before that, she played Mrs. Durfee in Goodspeed Opera House’s LIZZIE BORDEN. She  toured the country playing the delightfully witchy role of Lady Beaconsfield in the hit musical, JEKYLL & HYDE. Regional credits include: Anna in THE KING AND I; Marian in THE MUSIC MAN; Sue Ellen in the second production of Ted Swindley’s HONKY TONK ANGELS; Woman #2 in I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE and in Delaware’s Henlopen Theatre Project as Woman One in SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. She holds a Master of Music in voice from Temple University in Philadelphia. Ms. Walker is a member of Actors Equity Association.

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Tom Walker
Actor

 

Tom is pleased to be performing in his second production with Tri State Actors Theater as Marvin in the world premiere of Susan Goodell’s HEELS OVER HEAD. Previous roles Include: Tiny Tim, Ghost of Christmas yet to come, Gentleman of Charity, and Young Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL(Tri State Actors Theater), Gibby in AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN (off Broadway),  Allen/Shahriyar in SCHEHEREZADE A New Musical (Original workshop at MSU), Band Member #2 in CELEBRITY GHOST STORIES: EPISODE 2.17, Boris Andreyev in A FINAL DEGREE(staged reading), Ezra Chater in ARCADIA (MSU), Deke in  IMMINENT DANGER(An NYFA Thesis film). Tom is also currently preparing for a pilot episode for a new show in development and is working towards producing a new web series based on Shakespeare’s Plays.

 

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Marie Wallace
Actor

Marie Wallace is delighted to return to Tri-State Actors Theater for the New Plays Reading Series performance of HEELS OVER HEAD. Ms. Wallace is a former Intern of the Tri-State’s Actor’s Intern Program appearing in the musical NARNIA , and has performed in the New Plays Reading Series in ASSAULT OF THE WICKED (2010,) and DEEDS OF LOVE (2009,) . She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association, and has performed on stage and screen at home and abroad. Roles include:   MOONCHILDREN (Mechanical’s Theatre Group, LA;) Sister Mister in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK (Eastman Theatre, Rochester;) Paquette in CANDIDE (Westminister Theatre, Princeton;) and others. Film: MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, MONA LISA SMILE and others; TV: featured in CRIMINAL MINDS, CHARMED, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and others. Favorite venues include Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, NY Philharmonic, and Berlin Philharmonic. Awards/Nominations: Backstage Garland Awards (Best Performance / Musical), Los Angeles TicketHolder Awards (Best Supporting Actress / Musical) for Grammy-Award Winning composer Eric Whitacre’s PARADISE LOST, SHADOWS & WINGS. She holds a Masters of Music from Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelors of Music from Westminster Choir College.

 

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Quinn Warren
Actor

Quinn made her 2009 debut with Tri-State in the New Plays Reading Series in a new adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Paul Meacham, and in 2011 performed as Belle, Fan, and other Dickens’ folk in Meacham’s adaptation on the main stage. She has performed regionally with Centenary Stage (YOU MAY GO NOW-premiere,) McCarter Theatre (MRS. PACKARD by Emily Mann,) Alliance Repertory Theatre (BOYS’ LIFE,) and the Depot Theatre (THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING).  In New York, her roles include Qwen in ANGEL BEAST, Jennifer in THE LOVE DOLL, Jane in STRIPPING EDEN, and Angela in BUS 16. Ms. Warren has performed in films and is a graduate in Theatre Arts from Stephens College.

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Scotty Watson

Scotty Watson  conducted Improvisational Comedy Workshops in the last 2 seasons for Tri-State as part of the NJ statewide STAGES FESTIVAL.  Season 2011 found Scotty in the On the Town Play Reading of the smash Canadian comedy THE FOURSOME for Tri-State.  He was Jed in 2009′s THE BIG BANG on the main stage, and was a jovial MC for Tri-State’s 2009 Gala– half of the comedy team for  NIGHT OF 1000 LAUGHS, a benefit for the theater.  He was pleased to  make his very first appearance at the Tri-State Actors Theatre as Ten Different Characters in the comedy, GREATER TUNA.  A member of both U.S. and Canadian Equity, Scotty has written and performed for Second City, freelances as a joke writer for television and radio and served as an alternate clown in Cirque du Soleil’s – MYSTERE in Las Vegas.   He was seen onstage as Donnie in the hilarious golf comedy, THE FOURSOME. and other memorable theatre credits include Moonface Martin in ANYTHING GOES, Ping in ALADDIN and Matt Friedman in TALLEY’S FOLLY. With many television and film credits to his name, Scotty is best recognized for his TV commercials. He has dressed as Carmen Miranda, made up as David Crosby, donned red tights, and even claimed to be the first man to put his fries in the lid of a “certain,” hamburger box. Scotty’s is most proud of the comedy he has written and performed with his lovely and talented wife, Carol Lempert.

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Elizabeth Weitzen
Actor

 

is delighted to be playing not one, but two of her favorite roles (Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, & more) in Dickens’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Tri-State Actors Theater in season 2013. Originally from San Francisco, Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn with her  gorgeous cat, Natasha. She (Elizabeth, not Natasha) holds a BFA from NYU, where she trained with Stella Adler Studios, the Atlantic Theater Company, and Mary Overlie’s Viewpoints. You can see Elizabeth as quirky neighbor “Beth” in the Amusement Films webseries, WE MIGHT BE SUPERHEROES! Elizabeth also hosts and performs at experimental Shakespeare art salons with New York troupe, The Dark Lady Players. In addition to performing, she designs costumes for stage and screen and makes headdress art pieces that show at galleries around New York City. Elizabeth sometimes breaks into a British accent for no reason at all, and is therefore grateful to Paul and Patricia for providing her with an excuse this December. Visit her online at ElizabethWeitzen.com.

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Ken Wiesinger
Actor-Director

Ken returned to Tri-State Actors Theater for a third season in 2004 as guest director of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and directed the final new play reading of 2004,  SHAGAROUND, by Maggie Nevill. Previous directorial credits with TAT include: ART (2002) at the Garris Center, and both the ’02 and ’03 productions of THE SANTALAND DIARIES. He recently helmed the Holmdel Theater Company’s production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST. Other directing credits include stints at the New Jersey Repertory Company for productions of RAFT OF THE MEDUSA and the New Jersey premier of THE LARAMIE PROJECT. He has also directed THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Rutgers University and PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at the Center Playhouse. A member of Actors Equity Association, Mr. Wiesinger has performed in regional professional companies for several years. Thanks to Paul, Patricia, Liz and the TAT family.

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Nicholas Wilder

Nick returns in 2013 to A CHRISTMAS CAROL for his third year playing Bob Cratchit and will be featured in the ensemble cast of Tri-State’s spring production of the new play, HEELS OVER HEAD. Nicholas made his Tri State debut as Lord Godalming in THE PASSION OF DRACULA in the 2011-12 Season and stayed to play multiple roles, inlcuding Tiny Tim and Young Scrooge, in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.  Credits: U.S DRAG, AUTOBAHN (Flashpoint Theatre), PERICLES, ROMEO & JULIET (Philadelphia Shakespeare), FAT PIG, THE MOUSETRAP, LOVE, SEX AND THE IRS, WHAT THE BELLHOP SAW, NUNCRACKERS (Millbrook Playhose) THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Westport Country Playhouse), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Delaware Shakespeare Festival), NETWONS GENISIS (Milk Can Theatre Company), ARMS AND THE MAN (Open Door Theater), RUMORS (Cortland Rep.), TRIO SONATA (Womens Theatre Company).  Tours: THE LEARNED LADIES, RICHARD II (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), THE SEEDS OF FREEDOM (Family Stages) and ONE NIGHT (Equalogy) http://www.nicholaswilder.com

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Jenn Womack
Actor

Jen is thrilled to be returning to TAT for Season 2009′s THE BIG BANG  revival.  In her other life, Jenn is an arts consultant, talent manager and entertainment attorney based in New York City.  Past directorial credits include: THE BIG BANG(Tri-State Actors Theater, 2004) R&H CINDERELLA, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MOON OVER BUFFALO, HOUSE OF YES, STOP KISS, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, UNCOMMON WOMEN and OTHERS, LES MISERABLES and two original musicals, THE JOSHUA TREE & DEIDRE.  http://www.perceptivearts.com

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Tom Wright
Actor

Tom is  a theatre student at SCCC. THE PASSION OF DRACULA is Tom’s 28th production. He has performed at Wallkill Valley High School, Centenary College, SCCC, and County College of Morris. Jonathan Harker is his first professional performance. Other notable roles include: Judas in GODSPELL, Eugene in BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Applegate in DAMN YANKEES, and  others. He thanks his parents for their wonderful support .