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The New American Theatre presents Fesitival of New American One Act Plays 2017

FESTIVAL OF NEW ONE ACT PLAYS,
Spring 2017


New Short plays written by established and emerging writers, featuring The New American Studio Ensemble


The Thing with Algo Inside
written by Andrew R. Heinze
with Ally Gordon, Sean Ormond, Jade Sealey and Cesar Sebastian

Hiding from Adults
written by Greg Kalleres
with Roxanna Dunlop, Jeff Kongs and Carly Waldman


The Bell
written by Brent Askari
with George Capacete and Floyd Lewis, Jr.


Little Black Dress
written by Bara Swain
with Varda Appleton, Jenny Lerner and Vanessa Waters


A Safer World
written by Thomas Misuraca
with Chelsea Brandt, Jeff Kongs, Frannie Morrison
and Sean Ormond

Quantum Entanglement
written by Robin Pond
with Brendan Brandt and Kasey Dailey

Festival of New One Act Plays, Spring 2017

Sundays at 5pm, April 30, May 7, May 14, 2017.

Venue:
The New American Theatre at The Second Stage at Sacred Fools Theatre
6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038.  

Tickets:General Audience: $15

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CAST BIOS  
Varda Appleton

Varda Appleton

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT: Macbeth: Revisted, The Break. On stage: Romeo & Juliet (Downtown Rep), Opaline (Garage Theatre, world premiere), Calendar Girls (California Theatre of the Performing Arts), On Golden Pond opposite Salome Jens and Andrew Prine (Glendale Centre Theatre), All About Harold  (Miles Memorial Playhouse), Viva Cristo Rey (San Gabriel Mission Playhouse), Solitaire (Underground Theatre), Washed in the Blood (OMR Theatre @The Complex). On film: Loves Park, Entirely Accidental, Rz-9, Forever, Manifesto. On TV: Passions, Arrest & Trial, Crazy Love. On the web: Bennington Gothique, Faces. 


Brendan Brandt

Brendan Brandt

Member of the New American Studio Ensemble/Literary Coordinator.. With NAT:  Macbeth: Revisited, Boy’s LifeJulius CaesarA Midsummer Night’s Dream5 Beauties (Green Eyes), MacbethGetting Out, and 9 years of One-Act Festivals (authored Exigence). Other theater- GodspellWild Geese, and Twist in SoCal, and MacbethAssassins, and Equus in Minneapolis. TV: WorkaholicsCriminal MindsLast Man StandingWorking ClassClose to Home. Brendan directed the documentary Victor’s Last Class, which has played in festivals in Amsterdam, Kansas City, and Pasadena, on TV in Israel and Slovenia, is coming to theaters in Poland, and is still touring colleges and festivals.  www.victorslastclass.com . 
Chlesea Brandt

Chelsea Brandt
Member of the New American Studio Ensemble. With New American Theatre: Macbeth: Revisited, Boy’s Life, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, I Never Sang for My Father, The Women, and 365 Days/365 Plays. Other Theater: Romeo & Juliet (Juliet) The Night of the Black Cat, Brigadoon, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sound of Music, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and  Oklahoma!. Film/TV: The Drama Club, Boytalk, The Hunted. She was also a Lead Singer/Dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines.  PCPA Graduate, and Member of NAT Studio Ensemble.

George Capacete

George Capacete

With New American Theatre: Fisherman in 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.  

Kasey Dailey

 

Kasey Dailey

With New American Theatre: Maraya in Loose Ends and Maggie in Boy's LIfe. 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. She is thrilled to be continuing her journey with The New American Theatre.

Roxanna Dunlop

Roxanna Dunlop

Born in Toronto, Canada, Roxanna discovered her love for theatre at a young age. Some of her theatre credits include Lady Macbeth in the Arts York production of Lady M, as well as Beatrice in Shakespeare's beloved, Much Ado About Nothing. Her film credits include a role in the Netflix film The Late Bloomer, a lead in the feature film Riptide, and a supporting role in Alex Beh's short Three Women. Roxanna currently lives in Los Angeles, inspired by her passion for storytelling, theatre, travel and cinema, she is dedicated to constant creation. 

Ally Gordon

Ally Gordon

With New American Theatre: Susan in Loose Ends, Boys' LIfe. 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) Other Theater: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 Kongs

Jeff Kongs

Member of the New American Studio Ensemble. Associate Producer with New American. Recent productions with NAT include: Loose EndsBoy’s Life, 5 One Act Festivals. Favorite past film, tv and theatre credits include: Criminal Minds, Rizzoli and Isles, Ask J, Jerry and Tom, Knockout Mouse, Fighting Mr. Right, Searching, and The Insider's Guide To Film School. Jeff is currently serving as a producer and actor on The Carnivore Project, an ambitious film collaboration that his beautiful and talented wife and friends have been creating. Jeff is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in Film. A big thank you to his friends for their unmatched support and enthusiasm for all of his art. Without you guys, all of this creation would go unnoticed. www.jeffkongs.com 


Jenny Lerner

 

Jenny Lerner

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Jenny Lerner graduated from Muhlenberg college with a BA in Theatre and English Literature, so the chance to work on a Shakespeare is an absolute dream! She studied physical theatre at the Accademia Dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Television credits include "The Middle", "The Mindy Project" and “My Crazy Ex”.  She co-created the “OMG Betch” series, a satire about girls from LA (actress, co-writer, producer), and sings in Karen Morrow's Singer's Workshop. Favorite theatre credits include “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (Cunningham) and “My Fair Lady” (Eliza).  Thank you to Jack for the opportunity!


Floyd Lewis

With The New American Theatre / Circus Theatricals: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sam I Am,The Man with the Tiny Head, Getting Out, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, The Test (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Joey (Annual Festival of New One-Act Plays), Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of The Heart (Great Scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays), Oscar in Another Part of the Forest (Great Scenes from Classic American Plays), Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Great Scenes by Anton Chekhov), Norman in Boys Next Door (Ten Great Scenes). Originally from North Carolina, Floyd is a UCLA graduate and proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble.

Frannie Morrison

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. NAT productions: Macbeth: Revisited and Responsible. A transplant from San Francisco, Frannie has been fortunate enough to be a part of numerous projects here in LA both on stage and film. Recent works include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Chicago Fringe Festival), As You Like It as Cecelia (California Shakespeare Company), and the web series Actor’s Untitled (92ARTIST Prod.). Frannie would like to thank her mom and dad for their continuous love and support, her brother Keller for the reality checks, and the NAT Company for all their hard work and warm welcome.

Sean Ormond

Sean Ormond

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. Sean graduated with his BFA from the University of Miami in May. Recent Theatre: Carmen:Afro-Cuban musical (dir. Moises Kaufman, tectonic theatre project), My Last Mitt (new work by Robert Lyons), Game of Love (dir/written by Tom Jones), Peter Pan (With Terrence Mann), Les Miserables (Dir Terrence Mann), Slaughterhouse-Five (new work by Jed Fuehr/Adele Ahronheim) Altar Boyz (Matt), Avenue Q (Rod), Saturday Night (gene), Spelling Bee (Chip), Spring Awakening, Captain Louie, Wedding Singer, Happy Days. Sean was just seen as Juliet in Pacific Resident theatre's Shakespeare festival in Venice. Thanks to Jack and everyone at NAT.

Cesar Sebastian

Cesar Sebastian

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT: Macbeth: Revisted, A Place That Looks Like Davenport. Born & raised in Texas, Cesar received his BA from the University of Texas. Now in Los Angeles, he is a proud member of the New American Studio Ensemble and is honored to be a part of this production. He is beyond excited to share the stage with his fellow New American Artists and hopes you all enjoy this fine evening of storytelling. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!

Jade Sealey

Jade Sealey

Member of The New American Studio Ensemble. With NAT:Macbeth: Revisited, The Number, Julius Caesar, Christina Woodman in the world premiere play Bedfellows, Baltimore in Sister Cities (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Circus Theatricals), Jane in Mooney’s Kid Don’t Cry, Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian in The Heiress, Genevieve in Weedwacker, Iphigenia in Iphigenia , Debby in Deconstructing the Torah. Other theatre: Janna in Blind Spots, Ruthie in Tsuris (Sidewalk Studio Theatre), Portia in The Author's Voice and Constanze in Amadeus(Steve Dobuzyinski Theatre). Film/TV credits include: “Chasing Eagle Rock,” “How to Cheat,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaid #3,” “The Hunger Artist,” “ Cul De Sac” and “Fool's Paradise.” 


Carly Waldman

Carly Waldman

With New American Theatre: Mars, Maraya in Loose Ends, Lisa in Boys' LIfe. 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. 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.

Vanessa Waters

Vanessa Waters

As a long time company member, plays with The New American Theatre include:  Macbeth: Revisited, A Place That Looks Like Davenport, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, As Is, The Women, Three Sisters, Macbeth, and seven different productions of One Acts.  With Shakespeare Santa Monica, The Merchant of Venice, and Vanessa recently starred in the premiere of Blind Spots by Colette Freedman.  She has appeared on television shows Battle Creek and House, numerous independent films, and is also a voice over actress. Vanessa is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) and holds a B.F.A. in theater from Ithaca College.  Big thanks to Jack and Jeannine for their dedication to our company.  Vanessa is happy to be on stage with Cesar and her real life husband, Johnny.   


 

 

 

 

Jonas Newhouse Jonas Newhouse Production Stage Manager

Since moving from Minnesota in September, Jonas has been continuing his lifelong theatrical education by pursuing a career in it. This is his fourth production in LA, and his third as Stage Manager. He is truly honored to be working alongside such a talented and dedicated team of artists, and hopes that you deeply enjoy the work that has gone into this production.

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin Producer, Publicist, Managing Director

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 Technology.

 

Jack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin Director/New American Theatre Artistic Director

Los Angeles stage roles include New American Theatre productions of Tempest Redux (co-production with Odyssey Theatre), 63 Trillion,  More Lies About JerzyJulius CaesarHarm’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 ShrewThe Misanthrope, Macbeth, Richard III, Tartuffe, and True West. Jack 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). His many guest-starring roles on countless TV fan favorites include NCIS Los AngelesWithout 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.


  Jack Stehlin Director (See Jack's bio above in the cast section)

 
 

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