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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 .