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.