CARLOTTA BRENTAN (Susan Atkins). Most recently seen on stage in the world premiere of M. Fratti’s Wives, the revival of his Six Passionate Women (both at Theater for the New City), and M. Tjark’s The Unsalable Thing (Strawberry Festival – “Best Actress” nomination). Recent theater: J. Grossman’s Love Me (dir. Rachel Klein, Fourth St. Theater), J. F. Sarno’s Turnupseed, Mushroom Cloud (dir. Ivette Dumeng, Nylon Fusion festival) and a workshop of Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By directed by Mr. LaBute. Carlotta can also be seen and heard in commercials, features, TV shows & voiceovers. Training: American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Academy Company. Proud current member of Playhouse West Brooklyn Lab (Jim Parrack & Andrea Dantas). Thrilled to be part of her first White Horse Theater Company production with this incredibly exciting new play. www.carlottabrentan.com
NANCY WOLFE (The Woman) is thrilled to be working with the estimable White Horse Theater Company again after appearing in their production of Tennessee Williams' I Can't Imagine Tomorrow at The Players. A student of Sanford Meisner, Nancy Wolfe is best known for her star turn as Susan Atkins in Tom Gries’s 1976 TV special Helter Skelter. She’s guest-starred in, among other things, two Hallmark Hall of Fame specials, The Ordeal of Patty Hearst and 70s TV shows Baretta and Barnaby Jones. Film credits include: Another, Patrick Cavanaugh’s Hope in the Fog, Aphoria, The Intruders and The Attic Expeditions. Her stage career includes leading roles in Come Back Little Sheba and The Gin Game, which won the ADA Award for Best Revival, and she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for 4318 Clarendon Road.
BRAD BURGESS (Charles Manson)is the Artistic Director of The Living Theatre, having worked with friend and mentor Judith Malina for 10 years until her passing in April 2015. He is an OBIE award-winning member of The Living Theatre ensemble. Brad played Joseph K in Dennis Li's adaption of Peter Weiss' New Trial, Antonin Artaud in Roi Escudero’s Artaud mon momo, Christ in Paul Bargetto’s stage adaptation of Pasolini’s Gospel of St. Matthew, Ernie in the 50th anniversary production of The Connection and in the original revival cast of The Brig (OBIE 2007). He is a founding board member of The Indie Theater Fund, an organization of 175 plus theatre companies, founding board member of Sophie Gerson’s Healthy Youth Foundation, and on the board of The Assembly and Frigid NY. He is an associate at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center CUNY. He is a workshop leader for the All Stars Project Cops and Kids program with the NYPD.
CYNDY A. MARION (Writer/Director/Producing Artistic Director) A native New Yorker, Cyndy was named one of nytheatre.com's “People of the Year” for 2007. WHTC directing credits include: Eyes for Consuela, I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow, ‘night, Mother, Suddenly Last Summer, Clothes For a Summer Hotel, Small Craft Warnings, In The Bar of a Hotel, Buried Child, States of Shock, A Lie of the Mind, True West and the workshop productions of Half and Freezer Dreams. Other directing credits include: the world premieres of The Book of Lambert and Mina by Obie-winner Leslie Lee (La MaMa E.T.C.), PB&J (NYC International Fringe Festival), Twister with an Octopus and Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry (The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre), La Turista and Red Cross (Michael Chekhov Theatre Co), Fool for Love (Brooklyn College.), Last Train to Nibroc (American Theatre of Actors), 12 Angry Men and Fighting the Gorilla (Riant Theatre), and The Mandala (The White Heron Inc.). She has directed readings of new plays for WHTC, La MaMa E.T.C., New Dramatists, Theater for the New City, and PRTT. Cyndy holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College where she was the 2001 recipient of the Joel Zwick Scholarship in directing. She is a member of The Players, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Dramatists Guild.
BRIAN DUDKIEWICZ (Set Designer) is very excited to be designing You Are Perfect. Recent credits include: In the Blood (Barrymore nomination - Theatre Horizon), Mallorca & Cut Throat (Abingdon Theatre Co.), Unseamly (Urban Stages), Thrill Me & Tar Beach (Luna Stage), Footloose (Seven Angels Theatre), Big Love, Rent, Metamorphoses (Post Theatre Company), The Gifts of the Magi (the Tilles Center), No One Loves Us Here & Soundless Awe (NLTP), Gigi (Storm Theatre), Dark of the Moon (Stella Adler), Flashback to the 80’s and Mamma Mia! (The Segal Center of Performing Arts). He was also the production designer for several music videos and the film Muckland. Current: A Room of My Own (Abingdon Theatre Co.) Brian holds an MFA in Set Design from the Yale School of Drama and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University. www.briandudkiewicz.com
DEBRA LEIGH SIEGEL (Resident Lighting Designer) Debra has been working with the White Horse Theater Company since their beginning in 2002. White Horse credits include: lighting and costume designer for Buried Child, The Late Henry Moss, and States of Shock; lighting designer for Eyes for Consuela, I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow, ‘night, Mother, Suddenly Last Summer, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Small Craft Warnings, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel, True West and the workshop productions of Freezer Dreams and Half; and costume designer for A Lie of the Mind. Debra is also a freelance designer who has designed at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Bradley Playhouse, Windham Theatre Guild, Broad Street Players, Eastern Connecticut Ballet, Wings Theatre Company, Michael Chekhov Theater Company, Mansfield Council for the Arts, Hackmatack Playhouse, and the Harry Hope Theatre. She holds an M.F.A. in Lighting Design with a concentration in Costume Design from the University of Connecticut. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Three Rivers Community College.
DEREK NYE LOCKWOOD (Resident Costume Designer) originally from Ojai, CA has a BFA in Theater from California Institute of the Arts, with a costume emphasis. He now resides in New York, and has a design studio on West 39th in the heart of the garment district. This is Derek's 4th year designing for White Horse Theater Co. One of his highlights was designing ‘night, Mother with Joy Franz. He also just finished supervising the Broadway tour of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas for his 2nd year. Some of Derek's other credits include South Pacific, Mary Poppins, Titanic, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, and White Christmas directed by Randy Skinner, all at Westchester Broadway Theater. Derek enjoys designing for Film, TV, and Theater.
JOE GIANONO (Resident Composer/Arranger/Incidental Music)Credits include: Metropolitan Opera, NYC Opera, New York Philharmonic, BBC, Juilliard Symphony Orchestras, among others, Paul Taylor Dance Company, NBA, NY Yankees, The British Rock Symphony, Radio City Music Hall, over 30 Broadway & regional musicals, Film & Television: Booty Call, Two Much, Chip 'n Dale's Rescue Rangers, Kite, Dora the Explorer. His music can be heard on the E –Entertainment television network. Joe composes and produces music for his record company. His new cd Story Teller will be released shortly. Recently, the Beryllium Piano Quartet released their new cd, Beryllium Performs Chamber Music of Joe Gianono. His new ballet in 3 acts, Sayadio And The Magic Cup, is based on a Native American Indian legend. His music has been featured on Exploring Music on WQXR, is available on iTunes, Amazon, Cdbaby and all major digital distributors and can be heard on YouTube. Please visit: www.joegianono.com
ANDY EVAN COHEN (Resident Sound Designer) is excited to work again with WHTC, having previously contributed to Eyes for Consuela, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, and 'Night, Mother. Other recent credits include off-Broadway's In Bed With Roy Cohn, I Know What Boys Want, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (MasterWorks Theatre); The American Soldier (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, Midtown International Theater Festival); Lucky Chick (Fringe NYC and FringeNYC Encores); In Vestments (2015 NYIT Award for Overall Production), Unmentionables (2015 NYIT Nominee for Original Music), and many productions for T. Schreiber Theatre including Summer & Smoke and Hot L Baltimore. Education: Oberlin and The Manhattan School for Music. www.andycomusic.com
VANESSA R. BOMBARDIERI (Dramaturg/Managing Director). Worked as Dramaturg on WHTC's Eyes for Consuela, I Can't Imagine Tomorrow, 'night, Mother, Freezer Dreams, Suddenly Last Summer, Clothes for a Summer Hotel and Small Craft Warnings. Other WHTC credits include the Lab production of her one-act play Everybody Dies in February, Director of the staged reading of The Witches' Avenue (A Eulogy) by Greg Lemoine and Assistant Director of Half, also by Greg Lemoine. Vanessa worked as Assistant Director on Cyndy A. Marion's productions of Mina (a new play by Obie-winner Leslie Lee at LaMaMa, E.T.C.) and PB&J (NYC Fringe Festival). She also was an Associate Producer for Crossing Jamaica Avenue's production of Thousand Years Waiting at PS 122. Directing credits include: Eugene Ionesco's The Painting and her own adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Happy Days. Regional and summer stock credits include: The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival and The New Repertory Theatre. Vanessa holds a BA in Theatre Directing from Bard College.
LUCY GRAM (Assistant Director) is a theatre artist based in New York City. As a director and producer, she collaborates with playwrights and production teams to bring intimate, urgent, and socially responsive narratives to the stage. In 2013, she founded One Bird Productions, a production company dedicated to supporting artists and exploring the capacity of the theatrical form. She now works as a theatre artist both through One Bird and as a freelancer. Favorite projects included developing Eliza Orleans’ new play In the Belly, a site-specific production of Sarah Treem’s The How and the Why with One Bird, and readings of Cecelia Raker’s Dry Bones Rising and Mike Poe’s Like Father. She is an LA native and a graduate of Ithaca College.
MICHAEL G. CHIN (Resident Fight Choreographer) is a member of AEA, AFTRA/SAG and SDC, as well as being a sanctioned master instructor and choreographer with the Society of American Fighting Directors. He serves as fight director in residence for both White Horse and Pan Asian Rep in New York City. He has taught, choreographed, and consulted on Broadway as well as for Juilliard, The Mint, La MaMa ETC, National Asian American Theatre Company, The Public, The Vineyard Theatre, New York University, Henry Street Settlement, The Drama League, and The Classical Theatre of Harlem. Currently, he is on adjunct faculty at Muhlenberg, Brooklyn College and Pace University.
KATHYRN E. CASHIN (Dance Choreographer). Most recently worked as dance choreographer for White Horse Theater Company’s production of Eyes for Consuela. Cashin has created many original works for The Tallahassee Ballet as guest choreographer for An Evening of Music and Dance in collaboration with Florida State University, as well as South Georgia Ballet, and Brown Bag Dance Series in Dallas, TX. Cashin has performed with Angelo Dance Project and choreography for a new mass in New York City and several principal roles in full-length ballets such as The Nutcracker, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty and the Beast for the Tallahassee Ballet. Cashin received her BFA in dance performance from Southern Methodist University where she performed soloist roles in masterworks by George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Arthur Mitchell, Gerald Arpino, among others.
JULIE FOH (Resident Dialect Coach) is a NYC-based voice coach and teacher. This is her fourth production with White Horse Theater Company. Other WHTC shows include Eyes for Consuela, 'night, Mother, and Suddenly Last Summer. Other recent coaching credits include The Tallest Tree in the Forest (Tectonic Theater Project at BAM); The Danish Widow and The Babylon Line (New York Stage and Film); Murder for Two, The Tutors, and Modern Terrorism (Second Stage); Wasps and Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Studio 42); Nightlands (New Georges). She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and of Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and she is currently on faculty at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT.
CRAIG M ROSENTHAL (Production Supervisor) Off Broadway: Bodega Bay (Abingdon), Threepenny Opera (Marvell Rep); National Tours: Junie B. Jones; Sid the Science Kid: LIVE!; Other credits: Bye, Bye, Birdie, The History Boys, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Hound of the Baskervilles.
JEN WIENER (Resident Stage Manager) is thrilled as always to be working with White Horse once again. She Assistant Stage Managed Eyes for Consuela, Small Craft Warnings, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel and Buried Child for White Horse previously. She is also currently with The Ophelia Theatre Group in Astoria and just Stage Managed their production of Almost, Maine and Assistant Stage Managed Mary's Little Monster, Floyd Collins and Rockabye Hamlet. Thanks to everyone involved in this wonderful new work and to her family for always supporting her art. Special thanks to all her friends, particularly Mike, Brittney and Eric, who inspire her daily with their passion and creativity.
JAMES MICHAEL HUGHES (Associate Producer) is excited to be a part of the New York City premiere of You Are Perfect at the White Horse Theater Company. Most recently, James served as Associate Producer for the 70th Anniversary production of The Glass Menagerie at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles. Also in LA, James Associate Produced the Pulitzer Prize finalist Sons of the Prophet directed by Michael Matthews and Daniel Henning's revival of The Why, both at the Blank Theatre. James's first venture in theatre producing was The Masque of St. George and the Dragon directed by Anna Strasberg at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood. He co-directed, wrote and produced the award-winning short film, Every Night and Twice on Sundays. James is actively producing a documentary based on Oscar-winning actress Geraldine Page. He is also developing a feature film on Sarah Bernhardt as well as adapting Clive Barker's short story, Revelations for the stage. James is a proud graduate of The New School in Greenwich Village and the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television.
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