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Peter Kendall

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

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

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