The New American Theatre presents The New American Theatre Studio Ensemble in
Michael Weller’s classic dramedy about a young couple as they navigate their lives, dreams, and relationships in the turbulent 1970s. Spanning the entire decade, from 1970-1979, "Loose Ends" takes us on a time-traveling journey from a beach in Bali, to cities and countrysides of the East Coast.
Written by Michael Weller
Directed by Jack Stehlin
Kitty Rose, Costume, Scenic Design Dennis Jackson, Lighting Design Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin Marketing/PR
Loose Ends has two casts: FAR OUT and SLAMMIN"
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310.424.2980 Dates: May 7 - June 11, 2016
Tickets: $25 VENUE: The Victory Theater
3326 W Victory Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
Loose Ends FAR OUT CAST: June 3, 11
Max Bunzel, Kyle Billings, Benjamin Burdic,k George Capacete,
Romy Cutler-Lengyel, Ally Gordon, Jeff Kongs, Ioanna Mel,i Mark Richardson,
Andy Stokan, Carly Waldman
Loose Ends SLAMMIN' CAST:
May 20, 21, 27, 28, June 4, 10
Max Bunzel, Kyle Billings, Benjamin Burdick, George Capacete,
Maggie Contreras, Kasey Dailey, Tania Getty, Ally Gordon,
Jeff Kongs, Mark Richardson, Andy Stokan
WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST
Kyle is honored and thrilled to be a part of this production. He received an MA in Professional Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the United Kingdom and a BA in Journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Theatre: Claudio in Measure for Measure (California Shakespeare Co.), Bob Acres in The Rivals (Tobacco Factory Theatre, UK), Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya (BOVTS). Film:Before the Sun Explodes (dir. Debra Eisenstadt), RZ-9 (dir. Iain Carson) and Nerve (dir. J.R. Sawyers). Kyle is a contributing writer to Stagemilk.com and The Somm Journal. He is humbled by the constant love and support of his family and friends, most notably his enchanting wife Kristin and precious daughter Charlotte. And Max, the cat.
MAX BUNZELRussell Max Bunzel recently moved to Los Angeles from his hometown of New York City, after performing in many New York and regional productions. Los Angeles theatre credits include Sons of the Prophet at the Blank Theatre, The Understudy, Twelfth Night, The Poor of New York and Turning Thirty. He has appeared in the films Time Toys, Marital Bliss and Texas, and on television in NCIS: LA, 30 Rock, Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23, The Neighbors, and StevieTV. He graduated from Kenyon College with degrees in Drama and Philosophy, and received additional training at The Neighborhood Playhouse. www.maxbunzel.com @maxbunzel
BENJAMIN BURDICKLawrence Benjamin is a native of Idaho, and graduate of Yale University. Recent credits Regional: The Sunshine Boys, (The Ahmanson), Blood and Gifts (La Jolla Playhouse),God of Carnage (The Hippodrome, Gainesville), The Real Thing (ETC, Santa Barbara). Other LA Theatre: Arcadia; Rock-n-Roll (Los Angeles Premiere); Light Up The Sky (LA Weekly Nomination, Best Actor in a Comedy), Travesties (LA Weekly Winner, Best Actor in a Comedy); Film: The Stranger, Tattoo: A Love Story (Grand Jury Prize, Florida Film Fest), The Board Room (HBO & Montreal Comedy Festivals). Television: The Soul Man,Arrested Development, Enlightened, CSI, Awake (Recurring), The Glades, The Mentalist, Entourage, Monk, Conspiracy (Series Regular), 24, Las Vegas,Born Free (Series Regular). For Jessica and Finn who’ve taught him what true storytelling is.
GEORGE CAPACETE Fisherman George is thrilled to be a part of Loose Ends. He is also a member of The New American Theatre and is looking forward to all upcoming productions. Thanks to all the wonderful people who made Loose Ends happen and a special thanks to Jack Stehlin. He hopes you enjoy this play and become a fan of The New American Theatre.
Maggie was last scene with NAT in A Boy's Life. Last summer she toured with Shakespeare by the Sea playing Rosalind in As You Like is and Alonsa in The Tempest. Since moving to LA after receiving her B.A. from The George Washington Univ., Maggie has been seen in numerous tv shows including Greek, Law & Order: LA and Criminal Minds. In London Maggie has played at The Jermyn Street and Finborough theatres. While training in London she wrote and played in Love Lessons which was then adapted into a mini-series of the same name. She's a founding member of Drama Works: LASP which brings Shakespeare into underprivileged LA high schools.
Romy has been with the New Amerian Theatre for 2 1/2 years. She is grateful to Jack and Jeannine for their commitment to theatre and authenticity in story telling. She is a native to Los Angeles. She has studied at LAMDA, BADA and with great teachers that have helped inform her work. She is grateful to the cast of Loose Ends for the community of supportive and generous actors. Thanks to Jeff, Mom, Dad, Family and Friends for their support, love and laughter.
Kasey Dailey studied BFA Acting and Musical Theater at Marymount Manhattan College before moving to Los Angeles. She most recently has co-starred on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but has also worked with the IFC Channel, MTV, Joel Schumacher, and The Kennedy Center. Last year she played Maggie on the New American Theatre production of Boys' LIfe. She is thrilled to be continuing her journey with The New American Theatre and is so thankful to be apart of this amazing show.
This is Tania’s first New American Theatre production. She is also a member of Pacific Resident Theatre, where she was last seen as Varya in The Cherry Orchard, as well as in numerous other productions such as Skylight, Closer, Orpheus Descending, Fata Morgana, and Alice Sit-by-the-Fire. Tania also performs with guerilla troupe Salty Shakespeare. Tania studied theatre at the University of Arizona and Goldsmiths College, London. She is currently working on new TV series Conviction: Murder in the Park. Thanks to Jack for his insightful direction and to Ioanna for sharing Selina!
Ally is thrilled to be a part of this production. She received her MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama (NSD) in New York as well as her BFA in Acting from UC Santa Barbara. TV: Louie (FX, Dir. Louie CK) Theater: Boy's Life (New American)A Midsummer Night's Dream (NSD), Caucasian Chalk Circle (NSD), Pygmalion (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Angels in America (UCSB), Godspell (UCSB) and Three Sisters (UCSB). Ally is so proud to be a member of The New American Theater Ensemble and a part of this fantastic show. For more on Ally, check out allygordon.com.
Jeff is thrilled to have found such a nice family with the New American Theatre. He’s honored to be given the chance to perform this play alongside these hard working and talented actors and the opportunity to be directed by Jack Stehlin once again. Jeff last performed in NAT’s production of Boys’ Life and favorite past stage, film and TV credits include Knockout Mouse, Rizzoli and Isles, Ask Jay, Jerry and Tom, Misdirection and The Insider’s Guide to Film School. Jeff would like to thank his friends, family and his beautiful wife, Diana.
MARK RICHARDSONDoug Mark Richardson is a member of the New American Studio Ensemble. He was most recently seen in the lead role of Mike Downey in CHERRY DOCS at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. Credits include Ensemble in AS/IS (New American), Third Witch in MACBETH (Theatricum), Nick in WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (B Street Theatre) and the title role in KING ARTHUR (Creative PlayGround). He is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. Wahoowa!
IOANNA MELISelina Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Ioanna has been a proud NAT-er since 2011 and most recently appeared with them as Karen in BOYS’ LIFE. Trained at Goldsmiths College University of London, UCLA School of Theatre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama among others. Favorite film credits include Erika Amariglio in Steven Spielberg's AUSCHWITZ and Holly in her own short film A LITTLE PART OF YOU (Best Actress NYCIFF 2014). Off-stage, Ioanna dances swing and cooks Greek goodies. She's thrilled to be onstage with her beloved peers again and most grateful to her family for all they have given her! www.ioannameli.com
ANDY STOKANPhil Andy is making his first appearance with The New American Theatre. He has performed locally with A Noise Within (The Comedy of Errors, The Chairs), Theatricum Botanicum (Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Royal Family) Antaeus (Oedipus the Man) and The Norris Center (Proposals), among others. While living on the East Coast he worked with such companies as The New England Shakespeare Festival (Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors), Theater at Monmouth (Macbeth), Jean Cocteau Repertory (Macbeth) and many, many others. Education: BFA Marymount Manhattan College.
CARLY WALDMAN Maraya Carly was born and raised in the beautiful Bay Area. She recently graduated from Boston University with a BFA in Acting. She also received a certificate of Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. With New American Theatre: Lisa in Boys' Life. Some of her favorite Boston credits include Mary’s Wedding (Mary), The Imaginary Invalid (Angelique), Arcadia (Chloe). LAMDA credits: Julius Caesar (Cassius) and The Country Wife (Lady Fidget). Carly is a recent member of the New American Theatre Company. She is thrilled to be working with such a wonderfully dedicated team.
WWHO'S WHO IN THE PRODUCTION
JACK STEHLIN (Director//New American Theatre Artistic Director)is an award-winning actor/director best known on television as DEA captain Roy Till on the Showtime series Weeds (SAG award nomination). New York/Regional stage credits include Salome(with Al Pacino), numerous productions at New York’s Public Theatre including Richard II (with Steven Berkoff), Henry V (with Kevin Kline), Casanova (with Ethan Hawke), Henry IV, (with Mandy Patinkin), and Julius Caesar (with Al Pacino and Martin Sheen). Los Angeles stage roles include New American Theatre productions of 63 Trillion, More Lies About Jerzy, Julius Caesar, Harm’s Way (LA/Off Broadway), Titus Redux (Not Man Apart co-production at Kirk Douglas Theatre and RadarLA,) and Odyssey/New American Theatre co-productions of Creditors (LA Weekly Award nomination-Best Actor),Taming of the Shrew, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Richard III, Tartuffe, and True West. His many guest-starring roles on countless TV fan favorites include NCIS Los Angeles, Without a Trace, Monk, The Practice, Crossing Jordan, ER, NYPD Blue and Fox’s pilot Hieroglyph. Jack can be seen on the big screen in Wilde Salome with Al Pacino.
KITTY ROSESet, Costume Design
DENNIS JACKSONLighting Design
STEHLIN Producer/Managing Director, New American
Producer: 80+ plays for New American
Theatre/Circus Theatricals including; CREDITORS, More Lies About Jerzy (dir. David Trainer), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Bedfellows, 19 One Act
Festivals, As Is, Five Beauties by Tennessee Williams, I Never Sang for My Father, Sister Cities (world
premiere), Titus Redux (w/ Not
Man Apart at Kirk Douglas Theatre and RADAR-LA), LA/Off-Broadway
productions of Man.gov, Harm’s Way,
The Job; Many New American Theatre/Odyssey Theatre
co-productions. Short film Game 7, As an actor; Numerous plays in LA and Chicago.
Film/TV: Watch It, Rancho Cucamonga,
Chicago 8. She made her TV debut as a preschooler on the
children’s program, Romper Room. Jeannine earned a B.S. in Advertising from University of
Illinois and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Illinois Institute of
Playwright MICHAEL WELLER studied music composition at Brandeis University, then worked as a jazz pianist before taking his graduate degree in theater at the University of Manchester, England. His best-known plays are Moonchildren, Fishing, Loose Ends and Spoils Of War. His films include Hair and Ragtime and a teleplay of Spoils of War. He co-founded (with Angelina Fiordelissi and Suzanne Brinkley) and serves now as supervising mentor of the Mentor Project of the Cherry Lane Theatre, currently in its tenth season. Mr. Weller's work has received an Academy Award nomination, an N.A.A.C.P. Outstanding Contribution Award, Critics Outer Circle Award, a Rockefeller Foundation Grant and a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, and has been honored by The Broken Watch Theatre Company which gave their playhouse his name. He is on the counsel of the Writer's Guild Fund and the Dramatists Guild of America. He lives in Brooklyn..