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Jenne Vath (Renee Flame)
Is grateful and thrilled to be working with Joel, Joe, and this amazing cast. She’s been blessed to have worked many years with George Ferencz and The Experimentals, of which she is a member (La MaMa, TNC), and with Everett Quinton (Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Theatre at St. John's) and Crystal Field (Theater for the New City). With Red Bull Theater, Days of the Giants, The Living Theatre, Luna Stage, Yorick Theatre, Regeneration Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, and with Joe Battista at 13th St Rep. Vath is an NYU/TSOA graduate, AEA and SAG-AFTRA member, 2014 NYITA nominee, 2020 Acker nominee. Love and gratitude to Nancy. Thank you, George.
Brian Belovitch (Lt. Doris Dinsmore, Lavinia Monteblanc de Lacroix)
Brian Belovitch, (he,him) is an author, actor. As a longtime resident of New York City he has a storied career as a writer and gender outlier. As an actor he has appeared on New York stages for more than three decades in various theatrical incarnations. His last appearance as Alice, First Lady of the Earth in the critically acclaimed production of Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide by Charles Ludlam at LaMama marked the 50th anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company of which he was a member. In June 2022, he appeared as Chocha Caliente in Big Hotel at St. John’s Theater Pridefest. He has worked with many notable theatre artists such as Penny Arcade, Lypsinka aka John Epperson and Hapi Phace at La Mama, PS 122, Dixon Place. In 2019, Brian was a recipient of the Acker award for writing that is given annually to East Village, NY avant-garde artists. He was a featured guest on The Moth Storytelling hour on NPR retelling a story from his memoir, Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man published in 2018. As a playwright, his groundbreaking Off-Broadway play,Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick, one man, one woman show was honored with a 2000 GLAAD nomination. Brian is also the subject of a documentary film that made its world premiere at DOC NYC titled; I’m Gonna Make You Love Me directed by Karen Bernstein. He will be featured in the upcoming Julio Torres debut film (untitled) and appeared in Halston on Netflix. Brian would like to dedicate his performance to his mentor and friend the indomitable Everett Quinton.
Maude Lardner Burke (Phoebe)
Is an actress who has been in the following theater productions: ‘Galas’ (Athina Odysseus/Waiter), directed by Everett Quinton; ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (Hero) ‘Two Morality Plays Walk Into A Bar’ (Pride), directed by: Rev. Mark Erson ‘The Winter’s Tale’ (Perdita/Emilia), directed by: Everett Quinton ‘Slow Dance on the Killing Ground (Rosie) White Plains Performing Arts Center.
ROBERT Z GRANT (Romaine Monteblanc De LACROIX)
ROBERT Z GRANT is thrilled to return to his Off Off roots, where he co-created and performed in many productions with The Collective NY at Teatro Circulo, Paradise Factory, Second Stage, Shetler, Gene Frankel, Abingdon and NYTW's 4th Street Theatre (NYITA nomination), to name a few. Even further back, he made his NY stage debut as part of the NY Fringe at The Kraine. Robert is a long-time improviser, and performed with Broadway's Next Hit Musical (both Off Broadway and on tour) for more than ten years. He is a member of faculty at the William Esper Studio where he studied with Bill Esper, and now teaches improvisation for actors. His book "Improv and the Actor's Imagination" is available at the Drama Book Shop and online. Robert performed in two award-winning improvised feature films, many short films, and can be seen in all five seasons of "Inside Amy Schumer". Proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. @Robert_NYC www.robertzgrant.com
ANDREW RYAN PERRY (SINCLAIR MONTEBLANC DE LACROIX)
Andrew Ryan Perry was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. He received his B.S. in Theatre from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. He spent a summer studying in Moscow, Russia at the Moscow Art Theatre School. Some credits include: The Ahab Inside Me (Ahab), Antony & Cleopatra (Antony), The UnAmercian (Arthur Miller), An Ideal Husband (Sir Robert Chiltern), The Winter's Tale (Clown), Los Angeles is Underwater (Trace), Arabian Nights (Various), and The Trail of The Lonesome Pine (Jack Hale).
Jacqueline Sydney (Ida May)
Off Broadway: Jacqueline created the role of Geena in Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit…, directed by Trip Cullman (MCC). Award winning NY theatre: Dear Harvey (NY Fringe – Best Ensemble Winner), The Kitchen Table (NYIT Award Best Supporting Actress Nominee), and work with TOSOS, APAC, NY Fringe, Planet Connections, Target Margin, YIVO, the Gitis Theatre in Russia, among years of others. Film: She was nominated for Best Female Actor at Queens World Film Festival for her lead/title role in the award-winning feature film PAMELA (streaming on Amazon Prime). Other recent film and tv: Eleanor, Filmic Achievement, Finding Distance, co-starring in episodes of “The President Show” (Comedy Central), “Seven Seconds” (Netflix), the web series “Simpatico” and tons of others. Jacqueline’s appeared in commercials and print ads and spent the pandemic becoming an empress of zoom readings – appearing in well over 100 of them. She is also well known for her skill playing coma and/or dementia sufferers! www.jacquelinesydney.com
Larry Fleischman (EDDIE)
Larry Fleischman was born in England, raised in The Bronx and trained with some of the best teachers New York CIty had to offer including Uta Hagan and Stephen Strimpbell. Larry’s film and television credits include major roles in “A Killing Day,” “Don Of 42 Street,” “Mulberry Street,” “Dogs Life, “The Crooked Corner,” “Law And Order,” “Law And Order SVU,” “Law And Order Criminal Intent,” “It Had To Be You,” “Ed,” “All My Children,” “Devils Express,” “Monty Nash,” “Johnny Got His Gun,” “Inside Out.” Some of Larry’s notable theater credits include “Nothing But Bukowski” (Samuel Beckett Theater), “The Sixth Sone “(Lincoln Center), “Enter Laughing” (Burbank Theater) and the Broadway production of “Beau Jest.
Evan Laurence (Dr. Schultz,
Truck Stop Waitress, Hustler)
Is a musician, singer/songwriter, actor, milliner, and creator of couture. He has performed and produced solo and variety shows at Don’t Tell Mama, Pangea, House of Yes, Otto's Shrunken Head, Parkside Lounge, LITM, and FM in Jersey City. Evan is proud to be a regular performer in Chauncey Dandridge’s GLAM award-nominated “Freak Out.” During these strange and solitary times, Evan’s creativity has soared with his costume creations, and his new music has taken a wonderful turn during the past quarantine. This is the fourth year of Evan’s JC Pride shows, where he’s featured NYC and NJ talent, such as Felipe Rose of the Village People. His next projects involved new venues for live performance, and he played five roles in Joel Greenhouse's Cold-Blooded at The Player’s Theater, starring Everett Quentin of The Ridiculous Theater Company and directed by Joe John Battista.
Tony Del Bono (Vito, Priest, Strip Club Emcee, Policeman)
Is an actor who has appeared in the hilarious and thoughtful "Help a Handicapped God Trot Across The Universe" right on the heels of a successful run of "A Life in the Rye." at Theater for the New City in November. Tony's prior theater performances include "The Immortal Coil," "The Houseguests," "Line," "Anonymous, Anonymous," and "-30-." Tony has also appeared in a number of independent films ("Paper-cop," "The Devil's Well," "The Walker"), television and web series ("Bull," "Horror at the Cecil Hotel," "Wonder," "No Soliciting"), and commercials. An NYU graduate, Tony has trained with Heidi Marshall, Rob Sedgwick, and Catherine Russell. www.tonydelbono.com
Joseph Johnson Afthonidis (He/Him/His) (Jesus, ensemble)
Kalymnos, Greece / Jamaica
Born and raised in Greece, Joseph discovered his affinity for the Arts from the very young age of 4 years old. Drawing, playing music, painting and involving himself in any elementary, middle and high school productions at St. Catherine's British School Athens. Fully devoting his being to any minor or supporting character role he got. His determination and devotion to his craft granted him acceptance to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in January of 2020 and subsequently the Academy Company Program of 2021 of which he later graduated from in February of 2022. Academy credits include: Anton Chekov's “Three Sisters” (Tuzenbach), Jackie Sibbles Drury “We Are Proud to Present...” (Actor 4/ Another Black Man), David Adjmi’s “Marie Anntoinette” (Fersen/ Mr. Sauce/ Executioner), William Shakespeare’s “THE TEMPEST” (Miranda/ Alonso/ Ariel) Branden Jacobs Jenkins “GLORIA” (Miles/Shawn/Rashaad)
Since graduating from the American Academy, Joseph has worked on a handful of student films, commercials and most notably participated in the annual lower east side L. U. N. G. S theatre festival where he co starred in Riki Colon's "coffee with Tata"
As an international Artist living away from home from the first time Joseph strives to create thoughtful and provocative work that will move audiences and evoke catharsis on a literal and metaphysical level.
Sevin Ceviker (LEAD DANCER, ENSEMBLE)
Sevin Ceviker is an actor, dancer, singer and choreographer with a unique Middle Eastern flavor.
My first role ever was a tree in The Wizard of Oz in Istanbul, my home town. I was seven years old when I got that part, and I remember the glamour of the lights and the sparkle of the dust on stage. It was magical. I was the best tree on that stage! From that point on my heart was filled and there was no turning back. I remember as a young child, I’d dress up in front of my grandma’s big mirror and imagine myself a star in the movies. I would shut the bedroom door and dive into a world that I created in my mind and act and dance away for hours on end.
Dance was my first love and my way of expressing myself. I studied and became a professional dancer. I have travelled the world with many dance companies, including my own, and have explored many different styles of dance as it gives me so much joy. I continue to study and work to develop all my abilities, and am shifting my focus to acting for both stage and camera. The sky's the limit.
Creativity runs through my blood and makes me feel alive. Expressing emotions through the lenses of different characters and artforms makes me break free. That stagestruck little girl has never left me. I love portraying different characters with all the sincerity of that child who still lives in me.
Some credits include:Dance/Theater; Martha Graham Dance Company, Esther the Musical, Red Shoes, Cinderella, Sketch of NY... Tv/Film; And Just Like That, Marvelous Ms. Maisel, Spectrum,The Best of Me … Choreography; bEarth, Bold Boy the Musical, To Love...