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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.