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Salome Jens

Salome Jens has appeared in lead roles on Broadway in Far Country, Night Life, The Disenchanted, Patriot For Me, A Lie of the Mind. Her Off-Broadway credits include Eugene Ionesco's Bald Soprano and Jack or the Submission, Jose Quintero's award winning production of Circle in the Square's The Balcony, as well as Desire Under the Elms and A Moon For the Misbegotten, Shadow of Heroes, Deirdre of the Sorrows, U.S.A., among others. Ms. Jens was a charter member of Elia Kazan's company at Lincoln Center where she starred in After the Fall, Tartuffe, But For Whom Charlie and later under Jules Irving 's direction, Mary Stuart and Ride Across Lake Constance. She played the lead roles in Joe Papp's production of A Winter's Tale, and Anthony and Cleopatra at the Stratford Festival in Connecticut. She has performed both classics and new plays at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, L.A.T.C., and this past season appeared in Chekhov 's The Seagull and Play Strindberg by Dürrematt. Ms. Jens ' numerous television appearances include episodes of L.A. Law, MacGyver, Cagney and Lacey, Gunsmoke, and many more. Her Movie-of-the-Week appearances include From Here to Eternity, Tomorrow's Child, Portrait of A Mistress, The Grace Kelly Story, etc. She was a series regular on Superboy, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Falcon Crest, Melrose Place, and most recently Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Her movie credits include Angel Baby, Seconds, Just Between Friends, Clan of the Cave Bear, and I'm Losing You. Ms. Jens' numerous awards include several L.A.'s Dramalogue Awards and San Francisco Bay Area's Critics Awards for ...About Anne, the Clarence Derwent Award for The Balcony, Straw Hat award for And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little and Chicago Critics Award for A Moon for the Misbegotten. She was also the narrator of The Great War and Shaping of the 20th Century, the acclaimed eight hour mini-series. For the past six years she has been a visiting Associate Professor at U.C.L.A. in the theater department. At NJ Rep, Ms. Jens played the role of Sarah Bernhardt in their critically acclaimed production of Memoir.

Betsy Palmer

Legendary star of stage, screen and television, Ms. Palmer has appeared in such films as The Tin Star, Queen Bee, The Long Gray Line, Mister Roberts and as the murderous Mrs. Voorhees in Friday the 13th Parts 1 and 2. Her numerous television appearances include her role as long-time panelist on the popular game show, I've Got a Secret as well as appearances during the golden age of television on Climax, U.S. Steel Hour, Goodyear Television Playhouse, Armstrong Circle Theater, Kraft Television Theater, Studio One, Philco Television Playhouse, Playhouse 90 and Lux Video Theater. She also guest starred on Murder She Wrote, Love Boat, Columbo, Just Shoot Me, and had recurring roles on Knots Landing and As the World Turns, among others. In addition, Ms. Palmer starred on Broadway in Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Same Time Next Year, South Pacific, Cactus Flower, to name a few. She also starred in national tours and regional theaters including Idioglossia at George Street Playhouse.

Katharine Houghton

Katharine appeared on Broadway in Our Town, The Front Page and A Very Rich Woman. She won the Theatre World award for her performance in A Scent of Flowers Off-Broadway in 1969. For several seasons she was a member of New York’s Mirror Repertory Company where she played Mary Stuart (Vivat, Viva Regina!), Gabrielle (The Mad Woman of Chaillot), and Mary L. (The Time of Your Life). In 1987 she performed at New York’s West Bank Cafe and at the Ivoryton Playhouse in her own trilogy, The Hooded Eye. In regional theatres she has played major roles in over fifty productions, including Portia (The Merchant of Venice), Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), Nina (The Seagull), Yelena (Uncle Vanya), Nora (A Doll’s House) and Catherine (Suddenly, Last Summer). On television she was Nabby Adams in the award-winning Adams’ Chronicles. She has appeared in both featured and guest roles in several series and soap operas, including All My Children and One Life to Live. In film she is best known for her role in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? Other films include Ethan Frome, Mr. North, The Night We Never Met, Billy Bathgate, The Gardener and Let it Be You. She has performed her one-woman show To Heaven in a Swing, The Last Day in the Life of Louisa May Alcot in New York at the American Place Theatre, York Theatre and Barnard College, as well as in Houston, Amherst, Ivoryton Playhouse, Orchard House in Concord and various other regional theatres. Her play Buddha, was published in Best Short Plays of 1988. Other plays that have been produced include Merlin, The Merry Month of May, Mortal Friends, On the Shadyside, The Right Number and Phone Play. Her newest play, Only Angels, is in development in New York. Her screenplays include Spot, an animated/live action script co-written with Elizabeth Rose, The Heart of the Matter and Acting in Concert, co-written with Anna Littles. At NJ Rep, Katharine starred in Best Kept Secret, a play that she wrote.

Christine Lavin

Singer/songwriter/guitarist/concert artist Christine Lavin has recorded and released 13 solo albums of original material, sings her own and others' songs on three disks of the "Four Bitchin' Babes" (a group she founded, nurtured and performed in during the '90's) and has put together and produced 8 compilations showcasing the works of dozens of singer / songwriters. Christine created, directed, produced, and taught performance courses at the "Martha's Vineyard Singer / Songwriters' Retreat", two month-long events that gathered thirty American songwriters to meet, collaborate, and record new material in September of 1992 and 1993. She has won one NAIRD Award, two New York Music Awards, four ASCAP composer awards, the Kate Wolf Memorial Award and the 2001 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding New York Singer/Songwriter of the Year. Her songs have been performed in concert by such artists as the Dartmouth Decibelles, the Washington D.C. Gay Men's Chorus, Scottish troubadour Brian NcNeil, and international chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci. In April of 1998 the two-disk tribute project "Big League Babe" was released on the 1800 PRIMECD label (more than two dozen singer / songwriters recorded Christine's songs in secret and surprised her). Her song "Sensitive New Age Guy" is in the long-running Off-Broadway production of A ... My Name Will Always Be Alice, and her science-based song "If We Had No Moon" will be included in an album of all space-related music to be released by the National Space Society later in 2001. Christine performs 120 concerts per year, a career that continues to take her all over the US, Canada and Australia. She now performs wireless, enabling her, she says, "to turn any size concert hall into a living room." She also tells stories, twirls glowing batons on stage, and has most recently incorporated a digital phrase sampler into her live concert, enabling her to create improvised lyrics (and intricate vocal harmonies) on the fly. In her free time Christine writes essays and articles (The Washington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, Delta "Sky" Magazine, The Performing Songwriter Magazine) and was the host and now guest host for the popular "Sunday Breakfast" radio program on WFUV, 90.7, public radio from Fordham University in New York City.

Marnie Andrews

Marnie has a wide-ranging career as actor, director, singer, writer, and teacher.  In recent years, she has starred in several world premieres of new plays.  Recently, she directed three new play premieres for SUNY AlbanyA veteran member of NJ Rep, audiences here have seen her in Till Morning Comes, and last year's comedy, Touch of Rapture. She also directs and acts for the reading series and for Theatre Brut. She guest-starred in numerous TV series and movies of the week, including E.R, Murder One,  Jag and Wonder Years, and had a recurring role on Reasonable Doubts for two years with Mark Harmon and Marlee Matlin. She’s performed in regional theatres over thirty years in such diverse roles as Guenevere in Camelot and George in The Killing of Sister George.  Much of her career, she has premiered in new plays.Marnie directed Steven Wolfson’s Trojan Women, which was chosen for an international theatre audience at the Getty Museum in LA.  She dramaturged View from the Hudson which was awarded a Geraldine Dodge Foundation grant for Randy James Dance Works, a New Jersey company.  In addition to SUNY new works, she directed Three Sisters, A Piece of My Heart for NYU. Her writing was honored with the Berrilla Kerr Playwrighting Award. Marnie taught for NYU, USC Graduate Film School, and SUNY Albany.  Marnie served on the board of the National Repertory Theatre Foundation, which awarded yearly grants for new plays.  She is currently honorary board member and singer with the New York City Master Chorale.

Marian Akana

A native of Honolulu, HI, Marian Akana is a graduate of Syracuse University. As an actor/dancer, she has had the opportunity to portray men, women, and various animals. She appeared in the critically acclaimed New York production of Find Me A Voice and the original workshop production in Red Bank. Other Off- and Off-Off-Broadway credits include Tartuffe, Down the Road, Macbeth, and Welcome to the Moon. In addition to theatrical work, she does voice overs, industrials videos, and interactive murder mystery shows. She is the Drama Instructor for the Arts Access Program at the Matheny School and Hospital in Peapack, NJ. Marian is very pleased to be a founding member of the NJ Repertory Company, where she was seen in staged readings of Horrors of Doctor Moreau, Dancing with Harry, Past Palpable, Remember Me (with Kim Hunter and Bob Emmett), A Sight To See, Strangers in the Night (with Kelly Bishop) and Everyday Women.

Rozie Bacchi

Rozie has appeared in NJ Rep's productions of Panama and Octet. She has appeared in several staged readings with NJ Rep including: Ferris Wheel, North Fork, For the Love of Juliet, Naked By the River,Van Choc Straw, and An Evening With Rozie. Some favorite theater credits include Don Quixote (National Tour), Lobby Hero (The Barrow Group and Theatre at St. Mary's), Jose Rivera's Sonnets for an Old Century (NY Premiere at The Barrow Group), Naked (E.S.T.), Gray Areas (The Cherry Lane Alternative), Selma's Break (All Seasons Theatre Group), Vice and Virtue (P.S. 122) Warren Leight's Princess of Babylon (original cast All Season's Theatre Group). Film and TV credits include: Summer of Sam, Girlquake, Errors Freaks and Oddities, Chips, One Life to Live, Saving Martin Lane (upcoming with Dylan Baker), The Method (upcoming with Steven Rendazzo). and several national commercials. She is a member of Actors Equity, SAG and AFTRA. Please visit Rozie's website at roziebacchi.com for more info.

Susan G. Bob

Susan originated the role of Dee in Charles Gordone’s Pulitzer Prize winning play No Place To Be Somebody presented at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, the Promenade, and on Broadway (Anta Theatre).  She was nominated for Best Performance in a Leading Role by the LA Drama Critics for that role.  NY credits include Rilke’s Stories of God, directed by Paul Sills, Still/Waiting for Lefty, (Water Theatre Company/Tribeca Playhouse), and Braille Garden by Darrah Cloud (LATEA).  Her film credits include Mom in Sex and Violence, an award-winning independent film, and she has been seen and heard in several commercials on radio and television.  Susan’s previous work at NJ Rep includes: Main Stage: Sheila Gold in Apostasy, Find Me a Voice by SuzAnne and Gabor Barabas, Thelma in Harry & Thelma in The Woods, and Viginia Weems in Maggie Rose, Theatre Brut: Robin Rice Lichtig’s Bronco Busters (Horse Betty), and Save the Turkey (Mama Turkey), Readings: Against the Rising Sea, The Leak, Apostasy, and, most recently, the musical readings of Don’t Hug Me, and Bookends.  She is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop.

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Dana Benningfield

At NJ Rep, Dana has appeared in Mike Folie's Lemonade (Jane), Gino DiIorio's Winterizing the Summer House (Abbi), Sandra Perlman's, In Search of Red River Dog, (Paulette), Mark Dunn's North Fork (Pidge) and The Laramie Project (multiple roles). She has also appeared off-Broadway and regionally at the John Houseman Theatre, Miranda Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, Expanded Arts, Irish-American Theatre Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Studio City Players (Los Angeles), Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and Shakespeare at Winedale (Austin). Her several film credits consist of roles as wide ranging as a drug addict in the indie film, A Deadly Mix, to the angelic heroine, Corey Ten Boom, in True Angel Stories. Her short film, BUST, directed by Duncan Rogers, marked her professional film debut as writer/producer/actor. It received its premiere at the Vermont International Film Festival in October, 2005. 2005 also marked her debut as a stage director with the world premiere of Vincent Sessa's A Child's Guide to Innocence at the New Jersey Repertory Company. She is currently performing at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she is receiving her MFA.  She is very pleased to be among such a talented group of people at NJ Rep. www.danabenningfield.com.

Doris Dunigan

Doris has performed with various theater companies, among them Circle Players, Mixed Company Productions, and NJ Public Theater. She studied acting with Michael Beckett and Elizabeth Dillon, voice with George Axiltree, at H. B. Studios, and Classical Technique with Judy Magee. She was also a student at ATI in Red Bank. As a Founding Member of StoneGate Artists' Ensemble, she has performed in The Perfect Party, ‘Night Mother, Belles, Beyond Therapy, Jake's Women, and the female version of The Odd Couple. At NJ Rep, Doris has appeared in numerous staged readings including The Chance of a Lifetime, Helen's Most Favorite Day, The Spanish Jade, and in the second stage production of Joe Pintauro's Raft of the Medusa and the mainstage production of Mark Dunn's Octet.

   

Carol Todd

Carol Todd was most recently seen by NJ Rep audiences as Andrea in the World Premiere of Jack Canfora's Place Setting. Prior, Carol appeared as Josette in Lee Blessing's Whores, a co-production between NJ Rep and Playwright's Theatre of NJ. Other favorite experiences on NJ stages include playing Sadie Thompson in Rain (East Lynne Theatre Company), rock star Melinda Avery in the world premiere of Russell Davis’ The Song of Grendelyn (Playwrights Theatre of NJ), Elsa in The Road to Mecca, Betty in Betty’s Summer Vacation and Isabella Bird in Top Girls (The Theatre Project). In NYC, she was a founding member of the Harbor Theatre, a company dedicated to the development of new American plays, originating the role of Anna in Edmund DeSantis’ Making Peter Pope. Other credits include performances with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Luna Stage, 12 Miles West, the Bickford Theatre, Foundation Theatre, NADA, the NY Fringe Festival and national tours with George Street Playhouse and the Shoestring Players. Carol has been featured on HBO as part of their Actual Jokes series and starred in the independent films The Waiting Room, A Woman in New Bedford and Dead Fish. Carol is also a founding partner of Stir - A Production House and is currently helming the production of her short film screenplay, Showers of Happiness. (www.stirproductions.net).

Catherine Eaton

Catherine was last seen by NJRep audiences in Child's Guide to Innocence. Recent stage work includes Carnegie Hall (Corsetless, The Bohemians), Pittsburgh Public Theater (Electra, title role), Guthrie Theatre (Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Importance of Being Earnest, Venetian Twins, A Christmas Carol), Origin Theatre (Clocks and Whistles), Fulton Opera House (August: Osage County, Michael Archangel), Merrimack Rep (The Exceptionals), Irish Classical (Hedda Gabler, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Cobbler), Blue Heron (Bee Luther Hatchee), Hampton Shakespeare (Comedy of Errors), Luna Stage (Reparation). Television: recurring role of Sherry on All My Children. Film: Twin Primes, Training Day, The Collaboration, Last Seen, Miss Bertram's Awakening, Showers of Happiness, With or Without You. Awards: Katharine Cornell, acting; Field Report, writing; Emmy Award, production; NYFA Fellowship. Founding partner of the production house, Stir. She wrote and performs the solo-show, Corsetless, which has toured internationally and is being adapted for film. Training: BA Cornell University, MFA Univ of MN. www.stirproductions.net & www.catherineeaton.info.

Lea Eckert

Lea Eckert is a graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a B.F.A. in acting. Her most recent credits include the off-off Broadway productions of Family, Indifference In a House Called Love, and False Gods. She is also a member of the sketch comedy troupe called The Greazy Girls which performs throughout NYC. Other credits include Hattie in James McLure's Laundry and Bourbon, Arsinoe in Molière's The Misanthrope, and Helen in August Strindberg's Motherly Love. She has also performed leading roles in such plays as the Diary of Anne Frank, The Miracle Worker, 'Night Mother, The Bald Soprano, This Property Is Condemned, The Boundary, and Boys Life.

Alexandra Cremer

Alexandra is pleased to be a member of NJ Rep. Favorite roles include Goneril in King Lear (York Shakespeare Company NYC), Gertrude in Hamlet, Titania in Midsummer Night's Dream (Shenandoah Shakespeare Express VA) and Miss Preen in Man Who Came To Dinner (Pioneer Playhouse KY). Film and Television credits include appearances on Ed, Law And Order, The Science Fiction Channel's FTL Newsfeed and the upcoming Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson. Alexandra also wrote and produced her play Women Who Run With Scissors at the Duplex in NYC. Special thanks friends and family.

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Alice Connorton

Alice Connorton appeared on Broadway in the National Actor's Theatre revival of Inherit the Wind, and in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as Etalina in Playing for Time. Other roles include Anne in Howard Barker's The Castle and Sister Whiney in Nuns Against Filth. Since joining NJ Rep in 2000, she has performed in numerous readings and The Giant Princess. She can be seen on film as Mrs. Townsend in Whit Stillman's Metropolitan, and has acted on TV in Law and Order.

Suzanne Ishee

Actor, producer, playwright, Suzanne Ishee has appeared as Carlotta in Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in both the New York and Toronto productions. Other Broadway appearances include Showboat, La Cage aux Folles, and Mame with Angela Lansbury. She played in the national tours of Jerry’s Girls with Jerry Herman and Carol Channing (original soundtrack recording--JAY Records) and the Wizard of Oz as Glinda. Favorite regional credits include Grace in Annie with Harve Presnell, Sarah in Guys and Dolls with Joe Namath, and the lead roles in Lion in Winter, Kiss Me Kate, Steel Magnolias, The King and I, Communicating Doors and the world premieres of the Ray Cooney farce, Tom, Dick and Harry and the opera, 1492 (original soundtrack recording--Bongiovanni.) She played Mistress Squeamish in the Off-Broadway production and American premiere of the musical Lust and made her New York City Opera debut in The Merry Widow which was broadcast on PBS. Miss Ishee is an Emmy and Drama Desk Award winning producer. She created and for eight years produced Broadway’s Easter Bonnet Competition, a benefit which still raises millions of dollars annually for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She is creator of the popular theatrical concert company, Broadway Center Stage (www.broadwaycenterstage.com), for which she has recorded the CDs, Right as the Rain and Broadway Love Stories, and has developed her original chamber musicals, Jack and Jill and America’s Singing Sweethearts. Currently she is developing her new musical, Searching for Spinoza, with award winning composer, Dr. Thomas Conroy in Houston. Suzanne holds degrees from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and The Manhattan School of Music. She lives in New Jersey with her wonderful husband, Michael with whom she has created two extraordinary daughters.

Camille Mazurek

Camille Mazurek is thrilled to be a member of NJ Rep.  An alumna of Case Western Reserve University  and the Williamstown Theatre Festival she has worked in the theatre as an actress, producer and voice teacher/vocal coach.  Teaching credits include Chairing the Voice and Speech Division at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and working as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College, where she received a teaching award. As an actress she has toured nationally with Poetry Alive! Inc. and TheatreworksUSA.  She spent a season at the St. Croix Festival Theatre in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin and has appeared in numerous productions in New York City.  Favorite roles include: the title role in Lysistrata; Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Dottie Otley in Noises Off; Miranda in There Shall Be No Night; and Jean Cocteau's The Human Voice.  Film and TV: Ghost Stories, Jane Street, Latin Boys Go to Hell.

Kathleen Goldpaugh

Kathleen began her professional acting career 20 years ago in Washington DC at the Back Alley Theatre, playing Ruth in Compulsion - a compelling piece about the Leopold and Loeb trial. Since then she has appeared nationally on stage, in films, on television, and in commercials and industrials. Most recently she was Sister Kay on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Kathleen has guest and co-starred in several other series and soaps, including ED, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Homicide: Life on the Street, Spin City, Loving, and As the World Turns. Her film credits include Autumn in New York, Celebrity, Maze - starring and directed by Rob Morrow, Her Alibi, Tin Men and Pollock - starring and directed by Ed Harris. At New Jersey Repertory Company, Kathleen has appeared in Michael T. Folie's An Unhappy Woman, Mark Dunn's Octet, and the world premiere production of Immortal Interlude. Other regional credits include Merrily We Roll Along and The Cherry Orchard at Arena Stage, Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center, The Diary of Anne Frank and Love and Anger at Roundhouse Theatre, Side by Side by Sondheim and She Loves Me at Off-the-Circle Theatre, Sylvia and An Inspector Calls at Wayside Theatre. Kathleen received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her work in Horizon's production of A...My name is Alice and worked with Rita Moreno and John Wesley Shipp at Virginia Beach Shakespeare. Kathleen's NYC credits include the world premiere of George F. Walker's Suburban Motel - Problem Child at Rattlestick, Extra Credit with the Circle Rep Outreach Program, and Meg in A Lie of the Mind at the Miranda Theatre. This singer/actress who moves well is also a Reiki practitioner and has worked as a high school teacher and counselor over the past 25 years. She started very, very young. Now, she stays young by being a SAG Book Pal and reading to youngsters at PS 3 in NYC, and thanks the Universe every day for her friends, family and good fortune.

Cindy Carver

(AEA, SAG, AFTRA) Cindy played lead roles in new plays for two years with the Greenwich House Theatre Company, including A.K.A. with Michael Zaslow and Farley Grainger and The Marie Antoinette Society with Kim Hunter and Phyllis Newman. She played Cora, Bibi, and Annie in Anatol (directed by Bob Healy) at the Foundation Theatre. She is a member of the New Jersey Rep. Company where she has been in staged readings of new plays including Mark Dunn's Ten Per-cent in Maple Grove. Other roles include Sofia Alexandrovna in Fortune and Misfortune, the Model, Whore, etc, in Fassbinder's Blood on a Cat's Neck, and Renee de Sade in The Comedy of the Marquis de Sade. Cindy has played roles on Guiding Light and As the World Turns and is in Woody Allen's Small Time Crooks with Tracey Ullman. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy, has a BA from Tufts University, attended the Banff School of Fine Arts where she played Gertrude Stein in Chamber Music and trained at the Drama Centre, London.

Andrea Miskow

Andrea Miskow studied at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. New York credits include work with the Pearl Theatre on She Stoops to Conquer and Nathan the Wise, A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Catskill Shakespeare Festival, Julius Caesar at Trinity Players, Henry VIII at Judith Shakespeare, Macbeth at Expanded Arts, Independence with Active Drive Productions, Hello, from Bertha with the East Coast Players, Othello with the Women's Shakespeare Company, and Tortoise Shout at the Tribeca Playhouse. She has also appeared in productions with StageRight Productions and the Irish Arts Center. In San Francisco she appeared in Hard Times, and Caucasian Chalk Circle with the San Francisco Theatre Project and The Killer at the Exit Theatre. She has appeared in two independent films, A More Perfect Union and Sacred, as well as regional and national television commercials.
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Carla (AFTRA) has written and performed in many sketch comedy and improv groups, and most recently appeared as the title role in the production of Juno and the Paycock at the New York Irish Center. She also wrote and performed her one-woman show Sense and Sense Memory at the PIT. Carla also wrote and performed in Soylent Monday at the Producer’s Club and Sketch Therapy at the Duplex. She has also written for, and performed in, two productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, and has twice participated in the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Carla produced and starred in Waiting..., an original comedy which played at The Acting Studio. Carla occasionally appears on Saturday Night Live and As The World Turns . Her training includes work with the RSC, HB Studio, Lee Strasberg Institute and Weist-Barron. A native New Yorker, Carla has also lived in both Dublin and London. Visit her website at carlacummings.com.

Lindy Regan

Lindy Regan is pleased to have been a member of NJ Rep since it held nothing but a lot of potential, a couple of chairs and its breath. She last appeared here as Dorothea Wesbrook in Eleemosynary and has been an actor, director and narrator for many of the company's staged readings. Favorite regional roles include Maggie and Rose Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa, Grace Tranfield in The Philanderer, Varya in The Cherry Orchard, Anka in Hunting Cockroaches and Olimpia in The Conduct of Life. After a long career in broadcasting, she is currently directing and reading audio books for the BBC and several major U.S. publishers. She received her training at Brown University.

Deborah Baum

Deborah Baum, a recent graduate of Hofstra University and the NY School of Film and Television, is known to NJRep audiences for playing Cassie in The Good Daughter.  Some of her other favorite roles in and around NY include; Lobby Hero (Dawn), Buried Child (Shelly), Hamlet (Ophelia), Steel Magnolias (Shelby and Annelle), Noises Off (Brooke), The Baby Dance (Wanda), King Lear (Regan), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth), Picnic (Millie) and Moonlight and Valentino (Lucy).  Film/TV; A Beautiful Mind, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Glory Days, The Sunsetters, Bound Words and Sex and the City.  Look for her as Meg in Studio Theater's fall production of Crimes of the Heart.

Andrea Gallo

Andrea, a native of Madison, NJ, is thrilled to be working in her home state as a member of NJ Rep. She was last seen here in TempOdyssey, as Lois in Tilt Angel and in last year's Theatre Brut (The Neighbors). Regional credits include Italian American Reconciliation, As Bees in Honey Drown, A View From the Bridge, Escape From Happiness, The Sweepers, What Every Woman Knows, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Noises Off, Lettice and Lovage and I'm Not Rappaport.  In New York, Andrea has also appeared in the NYC International Fringe Festival, as a member of the Pillars ensemble, creating new work (with director Terrence Mann) in Hidden Voices at the Minetta Lane Theatre, The Respectful Prostitute at HERE, Ring Round the Moon at Theatre 3, The Winter's Tale at the Village Theatre Co., and several other world premieres, including Strings, starring Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon, Frankie at the Irish Arts Center, The Chaos Theories and Undivulged Crimes with Shotgun Productions, and The Correction. Film work includes the independent films Across Dot Ave., Brooklyn Battery, The Query, and Metronome. She is a frequent narrator of recorded books. Andrea received an M.F.A. from Temple University and was a recipient of a Fulbright grant for study in France. Upcoming: Murderers at Hudson Stage Company.

Natalie Wilder

(AEA/SAG/AFTRA) Natalie most recently appeared at NJ Rep playing the multiple roles of Paulette Goddard, Gloria Hatrick McLean and Jutta Remarque in the world premiere of Puma by Julie Gilbert and Frank Evans. Other mainstage NJ Rep appearances include: Mary Cole in the world premiere of Dead Ringer by Gino DiIorio, Rachel Gold in the world premiere of Apostasy by Gino DiIorio, Diversion in Spain by Jim Knable, a co-production between New Jersey Rep and Playwrights Theatre of NJ, and Underground Rep. Previous readings include: Leaf by Chiori Miyagawa, Swamp Redemption by Kelsie Chance, Electra Orleans by Joe Musso, The Rabbit Lady of Godalming by Brian Mori, October 1962 by D.W. Gregory, Apostasy and Dead Ringer, both by Gino DiIorio. Natalie's work in the Theatre Brut festivals includes: The Hard Way by Gino DiIorio, My Yeti Dreams by Lisa Dillman, Coffee Talk by Brian Mori, Life 101 by Robin Rice-Lichtig, and American Think Tanks by Isabella Russell-Ides. New York credits include: Multiple roles in Those Whistling Lads, a play based on the life and work of Dorothy Parker by Maureen Van Trease which made it's world premiere in the 2008 Midtown International Fringe Festival, Phaedra in the NY premiere of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love, and Mouth in Samuel Beckett's Not I for The Chocolate Factory, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona for The Deptford Players, Lady Anne in Richard III and Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor for Inwood Shakespeare Festival, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Hypatia in Misalliance, and Lucille in A Flea in Her Ear for Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Beth in Dinner With Friends and Babe in Crimes of the Heart for Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre, and Maggie in The Crimson Thread for Dr. Guffy/Wings Theatre. Favorite regional credits include Rose in A Shayna Maidel with The Human Race, Celia in The Curate Shakespeare As You Like It with Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Maria in El Grande de Coca Cola with The Civic Theatre of Central Florida, and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show with Playhouse on the Square. Natalie is also a member of Oldcastle Theatre Company in Bennington, VT, where she has appeared in multiple roles in Almost, Maine, as The Bogle in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol , as Carol in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and in multiple roles in acclaimed runs of four-person adaptations of Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the latter being a world premiere. She is currently in development with Oldcastle Theatre Company to play Dorothy Parker in an upcoming world premiere production, Fresh Hell, by Eric Peterson.

Liz Zazzi

Liz was last on stage at NJ Rep as Maxine in Sick, Venus in Cupid and Psyche, Peggy in Women Who Steal and Tex in Love and Murder and prior to that as Sharon in The Adjustment, for which she received a NJ Tony Award for Best Actress by The Star Ledger, which accorded her the same honor for The Theatre Project's Pterodactyls (Grace). Also at NJ Rep: Gabriella in Naked By The River as well as many appearances in staged readings and Theatre Brut. She played the title role in NJ Rep's The Girl With The High Rouge, followed by What Exit?'s The Memory of Water (Mary) and 12 Miles West's Italian American Reconciliation (Janice). These "three plays in three months" earned her an acting Triple Crown from the Star Ledger. Liz can also be seen regularly at Penguin Rep in Stony Point, NY, where she played Michelle in the world premiere of Centennial Casting, five roles in Tour De Farce, the title role in Ten Percent of Molly Snyder, and Bev in the world premiere of Miracle on South Division Street, which went on to be produced at Seven Angels Theatre in CT. Other NJ credits include Centenary Stage's Prisoner of Second Avenue (Edna), The Bickford's The Little Dog Laughed (Diane), Almost Maine (five roles), Communicating Doors (Ruella) and Dead Certain (Elizabeth), The Theatre Project's The Skin of Our Teeth (Mrs. Antrobus) and Music From A Sparkling Planet (Sharon), What Exit?'s Fast Girls (Lucy), and Don't Dress For Dinner (Suzette), and for 12 Miles West, Antonia in The First Light Home, Maggie in Red Herring, and Grushenka in The Brothers Karamazov. In NYC, she was pregnant for five years as the Maid of Honor in Tony N' Tina's Wedding. Her considerable skills as a stage fighter were showcased in The Public Theatre's cabaret series. She has written and performed with the Backstage Bistro Award-winning political satire group, Bad Attitudes, in a variety of club venues and television appearances. Other regional theatre credits include Cat on A Hot Tin Roof (Maggie), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana) and Constance Porter (the Tallulah Bankhead role) in the world premiere stage adaptation of Hitchcock's Lifeboat. She is a union advocate and proud member of Actor's Equity, SAG and AFTRA, earning her living in radio and television. Look for Liz on DVD in the recently released National Lampoon's One, Two, Many as Leslie.
Marilyn Matarrese

Theatre: Off-B’way: Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding, Revenge in the Mob; ‘night Mother at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Love in the Age of Dion at the BIAP; The Vagina Monologues, A Woman of No Importance, Heartbreak House. Cabaret: Solo musical act at Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex, Rose’s Turn. TV: The Sopranos, Law & Order, L&O – Criminal Intent; Conan, SNL. Film: Lbs. (Sundance Award winner), Four Deadly Reasons, The Observer. B.F.A from NYU, graduate of Webber-Douglas Academy of Drama in London.

Kittson O'Neill

Off Broadway: DestiNation America: Stories of the Immigrant Experience (Second Stage), Separate Ceremonies (Director's Forum at The Women's Project), Violent Delights (The Public Theatre). Other New York Credits: The Hunger Waltz (Relentless Theatre Company), The Phoenician Women (Synapse Productions), Edward II (The Queens Company), Macbeth ( Pulse Ensemble), The Winter's Tale (Safe Haven, 2002 OOBR Award), Lear's Daughters (New York Fringe Festival), Jigsaw Nation (Relentless Theatre Co.) , Phenomenon (HERE), Turandot (Belmont Italian-American Playhouse). Regional: World Premieres of Maggie Rose and An Unhappy Woman (The New Jersey Repertory Company), A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Servant of Two Masters (The Northeastern Theatre Ensemble), and the outdoor drama Blue Jacket. Film & TV: USA Up All Night, Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, Ghostlight (Tribeca Film Festival Selection), Ghost Tour & Overtime (Kanbar First Run Film Festival - Winner, Best Ensemble). She recently completed The Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theatre. In another life she was a staff writer and cover model for The Onion. She's crazy for RK.

Kim Carson

Kim Carson is thrilled to be making her NJ Rep debut! Previous credits include: Hedwig and the Angry Inchy (Azuka Theatre Co.), Side by Side by Sondheim (Walnut Street Theatre), Six Characters in Search of an Author (People's Light and Theatre Co.), Winesburg Ohio (Arden Theatre Co.), Fantasticks! (Mum Puppet Theatre - for which she recieved a Barrymore Award nomination), and four seasons with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Angela Della Ventura

Angela has appeared at NJ Rep as the Ancient in Spain, and in the readings of One Night With You, The Riding Club, Any Friend of Percy D’Angelo is a Friend of Mine, Oh Revoir, Mirabeau, The Night I Spent with Elvis and Parting Gestures. Most recently she played Olga in Centenary Stage’s production of The Poetry of Pizza, and appeared at The Theatre Project in Three Tall Women. For Alliance Repertory, she played Joan in The Guys where, as Sarah in Spinning Into Butter, she earned a nomination for Best Actress by The Star-Ledger. Other New Jersey credits include Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, also for Alliance, the many characters in the 2 woman show Parallel Lives for Dreamcatcher Repertory, Harriet in Isn't it Romantic? for The Forum Theatre, Dracula and several Theatre Cafés for 12 Miles West, Lee in Marvin's Room, for which she received a Bigby Award, Mother Superior in Nunsense, Consuela in El Grande de Coca Cola and Mary Wollstonecraft in Night Spirit. She also performed for several seasons with Pushcart Players theatre for young audiences.

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Christine Bruno

Christine (SAG/AFTRA/AEA) is a member of the Actors Studio, a graduate of The Actors Studio M.F.A. program and has worked on both coasts as an actor, director and singer. New York credits include: Sophocles' Elektra (The Actors Studio), Psych (Playwrights Horizons reading), Cowboy Mouth (Circle in the Square Downtown), Child of God (world-premiere musical, Ohio Theatre). Regional credits include: The Glass Menagerie (Fulton Opera House, PA), A View from the Bridge, The Crucible, Summer & Smoke, The Golden Age, Germinal, Spring's Awakening (San Francisco). Film and television credits include: the independent feature Static and ABC's One Life to Live. Christine is thrilled to be a member of the NJ Rep family.

Corinne Colón

Corinne holds a BFA from Boston University's prestigious acting conservatory where she was also the first ever to earn a minor in dance.  She also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Michael Howard Studios in NYC, and Andrew Magarian Studios in LA while studying dance in NY, LA, and London.  At NJ Rep she has done readings of Open Window, A Night of Elvis One Acts, and Whores by Lee Blessing. Some of her favorite roles include: Julie (Julie Johnson), Olga (Three Sisters), Bonnie (What I Did Last Summer), Bolette (The Lady from the Sea), Calonice (Lysistrata), Marie (On the Razzle), Volumnia (Coriolanus), and Lola (La Duena).

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Cristin Hubbard

Cristin appeared Off-Broadway in Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill at the Triad Theatre. She appeared at the Goodspeed Opera House in the 35th Anniversary production of The Man of La Mancha where she understudied and performed the role of Aldonza and in A Little Night Music. Her regional credits include The Secret Garden (Rose Lennox), Camelot (Guenevere), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), and Kismet (Marsinah) as well as productions of Swingtime Canteen, She Loves Me, The Most Happy Fella, and Hello Again. She has also performed on a number of demo recordings of new musicals including The Witches of Eastwick, currently running in London's West End. At NJ Rep she appeared in the mainstage musical Immortal Interlude and in the reading of Dorian Grey. Originally from Michigan, she is a graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio.

Corinne Edgerly

Corinne Edgerly is proud to be a company member of New Jersey Rep since 2001.  At NJ Rep, she performed the roles of Olive Allison in The Women of Lockerbie and Carmencita in Lee Blessing’s Whores (the production was subsequently performed at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey).  In New York City, she performed the role of Simone in Fetes de la Nuit at the Ohio Theatre; the production was nominated for a 2010 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience.  Other recent New York City credits include:  Aunt Sadie in All The Way Home (Transport Group received a Special Drama Desk Award); Gongi in Mud Blossom (Walkerspace); Video Mom in Ex-Antwone (P.S. 122); Mrs. Winemiller in Eccentricities of A Nightingale; Marina in Uncle Vanya; Tatiana in Barbarians; Rosita in Camino Real; Leona Green in Kariuki’s Notebook (La Mama); Old Alice in Islands: An Urban Archipelago; Mother in Woman Killer (HERE); Wife in Nest Egg at the Women’s Project Theatre Tandem Acts Festival.  Other regional credits:  Simiche in The Grouch and Emilia in A Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Lil Miller in Kindertransport (Women’s Theatre of NJ); and in rep at The Theatre At Monmouth in Maine as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Essie Miller in Ah, Wilderness! and the First Witch in Macbeth.  She has also done voiceovers for major feature films for Warner Bros and an independent feature film directed by Lee Grant.

Katrina Ferguson

Katrina appeared Off-Broadway in the title role of Carrin Beginning. Other theatre credits include: Hedda/Hedda Gabler; Josie Hogan/A Moon for the Misbegotten; Sara Rosensweig/The Sisters Rosensweig; Gloria Whitmore/Grace and Glory; Belinda Blair/Noises Off; Queen Gertrude/Ophelia Thinks Harder; Mrs Cratchit/A Christmas Carol (European Tour); Rosalind/As You Like It; Bianca/Othello (with Austin Pendleton); Diana/Lend Me a Tenor; Mrs Bigbottom/Inventing Montana; Emma/The Nonpariel, (adapted from Jane Austen’s novel Emma); Mary, Queen of Scots/Schiller’s Mary Stuart; and the U.S premiere of the Australian play Ridge’s Lovers. She has worked regionally at Oldcastle Theatre, VT; The Self Family Arts Center, SC; The Playhouse on the Park, CT; La Comedia, OH; Riverside Stage Co., CT; Centenary Stage Co., NJ and many off-off Broadway theatres. Katrina has also toured the U.S. with the National Shakespeare Company, playing Adriana in Comedy of Errors. She can be seen and heard in several commercials, industrials and voiceovers.

Kristin Johansen

Kristin is delighted to be a new member of New Jersey Rep. Recent credits include The Winter's Tale (Hermione) as an Equity Guest Artist at Corning College (with NJ Rep member John FitzGibbon), Perfect Wedding (Rachel) and Pirates of Penzance (Isabel) at Totem Pole Playhouse, Swingtime Canteen (Katie), On the Town (Ivy), Harvey (Nurse Kelly), and Pumpboys and Dinettes (Rhetta) at the Depot Theatre (Westport, NY), The Best Lil' Whorehouse in Texas (Shy) at the Union County Art Center (Rahway,NJ), and Six Women with Brain Death at the Shadowlands Theatre. Kristin has performed at The Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, FL. The Body Politic Theatre in Chicago, Stamford Center for the Arts in Connecticut, The Darien Dinner Theatre in Connecticut, The Tricycle Theatre in London and many others. She recently played the female lead (Kat Peterson) in the independent film Ghost Dance. In New York City she played the role of Greta Garbo in DUO Theatre's Off Broadway Production of Chez Garbo.

Mikaela Kafka

Mikaela Kafka has recently been working hands-on with the Hudson Exploited Theatre Company on Jane Ho which they are looking to open in New York in the Fall. She just recently played the role of Maggot in Naomi Wallace's Slaughter City with the Garage Theatre Group. New York credits include, Moe Green...at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway, Beware the Man Eating Chicken and An Old Fashioned Love Story by Tom Sleigh at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, Mongolia Is Ours and Meet Me at the Mint Theatre; The Locket, Jews and Jesus and the National tour of Oliver Twist. She originated the role of Joan Collins in Dressing Room Divas which ran in NY, Chicago, and L.A. Regional credits include Angie in Breaking Legs I Hate Hamlet, Arms and the Man, and Top Girls which earned her Actress of the Year in In Pittsburgh's Year in Review. As a director, she recently directed Goose Vows, for NJDramatists, Ampersand a new play by Mark Bazzone and Spitting Daisies, a finalist in the 2003 Samuel French Festival. She is also co-creator and producer with her husband Osborn Focht of A Day at Dante's a new cartoon that can be viewed at www.billZbob.com.

Anja Lee

Anja Lee is pleased to be a new member of NJRep this season. Anja hails from the East Coast, but spent quite a few years in the Midwest studying voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and theatre at Kent State University. She has worked for some fantastic Regional theatres, including the Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival, and Actors Theater of Louisville to name a few. Here in NYC, Anja was a company member of Irondale Ensemble, a theater company that relies heavily on improv to create new works. She has also appeared in several off-off Broadway plays and staged readings. Favorite roles include Lorraine Hansberry in To Be Young Gifted and Black and Guildenstern in Hamlet. Currently, you can watch Anja on all four of the NYC soap operas, with small recurring roles on All My Children and As the World Turns, and on QVC as a Guest Host.

Karen Case Cook

Karen Case Cook is very grateful to be a New Jersey Repertory Company Member. She is an Actor and Director whose first love is theatre. Karen received a 2004 NJ Theatre Best Actress Nomination (Peter Filichia) for her portrayal of Dr. Vivian Bearing (Wit) produced by Women's Theatre Company of New Jersey and the 2006 Jacoby Outstanding Female Acting Performance Award (Jacob Schaad) for Lavinia (Two Headed) at East Lynne Theater Company. Summer 2008, she portrayed Nancy White in You and I and directed The Guardsman as well as the world premiere of Helpful Hints—all with East Lynne Theater. For Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (NYC), Karen directed Eric Overmyer's On The Verge, the staged reading of The Lifeblood and was the Assistant Director on I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document… Karen traveled to Peking University, Beijing, China where she directed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. National commercials: (Slimfast and Verizon), Print: (Velcade) and SAG Industrials: (Prestiq). Karen earned a BA in Bacteriology and previously worked with Medical Research teams in New York and Connecticut.

Betty Hudson

A proud founding member of NJ Rep appeared in the world premiere of In Search Of Red River Dog. Broadway: George M, Butterflies are Free. Off Broadway: The Drunkard (with Barry Manilow) Our Town and Macbeth for The American Globe Theatre, House of Bernarda Alba for Prospect Theatre. Regionally she toured with Mickey Rooney in George M, Chita Rivera in Anything Goes and Alan Alda in Li'l Abner. Films include Object Of My Affection, One Fine Day. Betty appears as Mrs. McGreavy, the bookstore proprietor on the TV series ED. Always love coming home to NJR - thanks Suzanne and Gabe.

Cortnie Loren Miller

Cortnie Loren Miller is a BFA graduate of Boston University’s distinguished conservatory acting training program, as well as an attendee of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Emerson College. She currently resides in New York City where she is in need of a backyard and a pet dog. Some favorite roles include: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Phoebe in As You Like It, Lady Brute in The Provoked Wife, Bianca in Women Beware Women, Erica in Suburbia, Mary in All the Way Home, Doris in My Mother Said I Never Should, Madame Pace in Six Characters in Search of an Author, Anna in The Chase, Bobbie in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and many more. In pursuance of a theatrical revolution, Ms. Miller has spent much of her time in NYC premiering and experimenting in new works: The Imported Bridegroom (A Klesmer Musical), Tickets Please (Kef Productions), State of the Art (Samuel French Festival), Knockouts (Access Theatre), Random Violence (Sasquash Theatre Co.), The Underground (42nd Street Workshop), Coming Back Home (Vital Theatre), Under a Tree (Manhattan Playwrights), Wedding Pictures (Vital Theatre), to name a few. Regionally: George M, Royal Palm Dinner Theatre, Heaven and Earth, Negotiations, and A Real Cowboy, NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut. Film Credits include: Last Chance Café (Cheeseman Productions), Narcosis (NYU Thesis Film), Mugging (Emerson College) and commercials. Ms. Miller is a happy member of New Jersey Repertory having appeared in past readings, Wandaleria and Oh Revior, Mirabeu, as well as the loved Theatre Brut Festivals. Come and see her in her upcoming performance as Bernice in Don’t Hug Me co-produced by Shotgun Productions and NJ Repertory Company. To contact, email cortnieloren@hotmail.com.

Stephanie Dorian

Stephanie was seen in New Jersey Rep's mainstage productions of Ten Percent of Molly Snyder and Lemonade as well as in several staged readings and Theatre Brut. NY and regional credits include Metropolitan Playhouse; LookingGlass; The Nora Theatre; The Publick Theatre; North Shore Music Theatre; Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Boston Theatre Works. She was seen as Mag and Claire in Stonewall Jackson's House with New Repertory Theatre (Elliot Norton Award, Best Production) and as Julie in Miss Julie with Coyote Theatre. Originally from California, favorite roles there include Bette in in The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Honey in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Marsha, Mae and Melissa in Durang Durang and Full Moon at A.C.T. She's taught with Stages on the Sound, Metropolitan Playhouse and Brandeis University, studied under Anna Deavere Smith and holds an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University.

Michèle LaRue

Michèle relishes her membership in NJ Rep, for which she has done several Salon readings. Performances elsewhere in the state include Amanda in the Bickford’s Southern Comforts and agoraphobic Inga in Centenary Stage’s The Poetry of Pizza. She maintains a long relationship with Cape May’s East Lynne Theater Company, founded by her late husband, Warren Kliewer. Michèle tours nationally with a repertoire of one-woman productions using vintage American plays and literature, including The Yellow Wallpaper,Someone Must Wash the Dishes: An Anti-Suffrage SatireEve’s Diary, and her ever-expanding roster of Tales Well Told (short stories from the Long Nineteenth Century). She is a member of AEA, SAG, and AFTRA, and as a theatre editor-writer, of Drama Desk. . Email: ruedelrue@aol.com; Web: michelelarue.com.

Susan Barrett

Susan Barrett (AEA, SAG, AFTRA) most recently did Park Your Car in Harvard Yard playing Kathleen Hogan at The Deertrees Theater Festival in Maine. She also appeared as Frankie in Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune with The Women’s Theatre Co. of NJ, as well as Wit for WTC, and The Smell Of The Kill at The Bickford Theater. She was in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Bold Girls at 29th Street Rep in NYC where she is an associate member. Other New York credits include The Angel Project at Lincoln Center Festival directed by Deborah Warner, La Mama, NYC Fringe Festival, All About Evie at Ensemble Studio Theatre Octoberfest, As You Like It at Blue Heron Theater Co. & The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall. Regional credits include String Of  Pearls directed by TONY award winner Trezana Beverley at PlayMakers Repertory Company and a year with Florida’s Asolo State Theater’s Touring Company. She received her MA in Theater at The University of Leeds, UK, where she toured with The Donegal Workshop Theater and performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV & Film credits include Diane on 30 ROCK with Tina Fey, numerous appearances in comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Law & Order Criminal Intent opposite Vincent D’Onfrio, and Queen Latifah’s new comedy The Perfect Holiday.. www.susanbarrett.net.

Mara Kassin

Mara has appeared in several productions in New York City and regionally. Her favorite roles include Nina in The Seagull, Jessica in This Is Our Youth, and Marla in Specter. She recently wrote, produced, and starred in her first film, Overthrow the Totems.  Her other film credits include the lead in independent films such as Sidekick, So Much Staying Alive, and Unfashionably Invited. Mara graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Literature and Journalism. You can reach her at mrs1326@aol.com.
Elaine Bromka

Elaine has been a professional actress for over thirty years. Film: Cindy, the mom in Uncle Buck; Without a Trace. TV: E.R., The Sopranos, Providence, Dharma & Greg, Sisters, L.A. Law, Law and Order, Law and Order: Special Victims' Unit, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Stella Lombard on Days of our Lives, the Emmy Award-winning Playing for Time with Vanessa Redgrave and Catch a Rainbow, for which Elaine herself won an Emmy. She has appeared on Broadway (The Rose Tattoo, I'm Not Rappaport, Macbeth) and off-Broadway (Cloud 9 at the Lucille Lortel, the Roundabout's Inadmissible Evidence with Nicol Williamson, the world premiere of Michael Weller's Split at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Candide with the National Theatre of the Deaf.) She has played leads at regional theaters across the country, including Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT/Seattle, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Shakespeare and Company, McCarter Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Folger Theatre Group. Her portrayal of Shirley Valentine at the George Street Playhouse was cited as the 1997 outstanding solo performance in New Jersey by the Star Ledger. Elaine has performed her one-woman show, Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, across the country. The impetus for that play came from her playing the last eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in The Presidents on tour and for PBS. She is a member of The Actors Studio and Ensemble Studio Theatre. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College, she went on to get her MAT from Smith, and returned as a faculty member, teaching Acting for the Media there. As a guest artist, Elaine has taught Acting for the Camera at more than twenty-five colleges and prep schools across the country.

Georgina Bates

Georgina has been a member of NJ Rep since 2008. Recent credits include: Ladies Auxiliary Brigade at Chicago Dramatists, Girls Vs. Boys at The House Theatre of Chicago, Noises Off at Theatre at the Center. With NJ Rep: Play Nice! (dir.Alexandra Hastings), One in Two (dir. Valentina Fratti), and Skin in Flames (dir. Suzanne Agins). NY Credits: Summerfolk (dir. Austin Pendleton), The Quick Change Room, Unity, The Dancers (Kate Bushmann), New York (dir. Laura Esterman), Miracle on I-84 (dir. Arthur French), Lake Hollywood (dir. Amy Wright). Various readings with Rochelle Oliver, Evan Bergman, Karen Ludwig, Jonathan Cerullo. Georgina is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. She can be reached at Gypsyplum@aol.com.
Dina Ann Comolli

Dina is a proud member of NJ Rep., having performed in several readings and in Gluttony and Sloth at the 2006 Theater Brut Festival. Recent credits include many commercials, Olivia in Twelfth Night at The Summer Theater of New Canaan and Claire Booth Luce in The Rise of Dorothy Hale Off-Broadway. Also in New York: The Error of Their Ways at HERE, Days of Wine and Roses at the Lion Theatre and Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden at The John Houseman Theatre. Additional NYC Theatre includes work with TACT, Synapse Productions, Women's Project and Productions, KEF Productions, First Look Theatre Company and Shotgun Productions. Dina was nominated as best featured actress by The Star Ledger for her portrayal of Patricia in Sight Unseen at Centenary Stage in NJ. Other Regional credits with The American Repertory Theatre, Stonington Opera House, PA Shakespeare, Off World Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare, Boston Center for the Arts, Pirate Playhouse. Film: Loose Ends. Dina is a graduate of ART's Advanced Training Program at Harvard and Allentown College.

Kathleen Huber

A graduate of U.C.S.B. New York Stage: Tamara, Harvest, A Scent of Flowers, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Coriolanus, Richard III, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, King John. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse (An Ideal Husband), Opera Cleveland (A Little Night Music), Pasadena Playhouse (The Beaux' Stratagem), Caldwell Theatre (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Music Theatre of Wichita (Gigi, Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, My Fair Lady), American Heartland Theatre (Lettice & Lovage), Foothills Theatre (Doubt), Stages St. Louis (Music Man, High Society), Two River Theatre (Importance of Being Earnest, Thieves' Carnival), and the Pennsylvania, Orlando and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals (All's Well That Ends Well, Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor). Directing: New Jersey Rep's Theatre Brut, Boston Light Opera, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Wayside Theatre, Forestburgh Playhouse, Fordham University). Her short stories have been published in Seventeen, Highlights for Children, Young World, Jack and Jill.) Her English Translation of Bernard Da Costa's Boomerang was seen at the Tisch School's hotINK International Play Festival, starring Kathleen Chalfant. Most recently, Kathleen played Lillian Troy in I Hate Hamlet at the Bickford Theatre in NJ, and the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet for Sink or Swim Rep in NYC.

Michele Tauber

Michele Tauber spent this past year working once again for Arkansas Repertory Theatre performing the roles of Ernestina/Mrs. Rose/Dolly Understudy in Hello Dolly. She also performed at The Passage Theatre Company in The Gallery Plays - Eleanor Descending the Staircase. NJ Repertory work includes; Hattie in Women of Lockerbie, Theatre Brut-2005 in The Prodigal Cow and Theatre Brut 2008 in Deja Vu All Over Again. New York Stage includes; The Mint Theatre Company in The Charity That Began At Home, The Heiress for The Roundtable Ensemble, Plays in Pub (A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot) for The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble and two seasons with The Acting Company in The Rivals as Mrs. Malaprop, in Macbeth as The First Witch, Adriana in the Trevor Nunn Musical Version of The Comedy of Errors, directed by John Rando, and in the musical O, Pioneers! Other New York stagework: The Workhouse Theatre, ACTROUPE, The Turnip Theatre Company and Life Repertory. Regional Theatre: Syracuse Stage in The Sound of Music as Frau Schmidt, A Christmas Carol and The Tempest at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Cleveland Playhouse in The Man of the Moment with Howard Hesseman-American Premiere, The Forum Theatre as Totie Fields in Sophie, Totie and Belle and Katie in Kiss The Bride, as well as numerous shows for The Kid's Forum. With Theatrefest at Montclair State University as Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest and in Lettice & Lovage, at Two River Theatre Company in House of Blue Leaves, The Depot Theatre in Arsenic and Old Lace, at Twelve Miles West in The Role of Della, Dreamcatcher Rep, and with the Ironbound Theatre Company in The Boys Next Door, Volpone, M.I.B. and The Wash. Summer Stock work includes; The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in The Importance of Being Earnest as Miss Prism, three seasons with The Texas Shakespeare Festival, Summerfun Theatre, and three seasons at Shadow Lawn Stage. With the Present Stage Company in Northampton, MA. She has spent three years doing over twenty different Theatre For Young Audience musicals at Running Rabbit Family Theatre in residence at Luna Stage Company, and Pollack Auditorium at Monmouth University. Michele toured in the Cabaret Food Fright and filmed the same for Connecticut Public TV. Other TV work includes principle roles on The Street, Kate & Allie and Law & Order, in the feature film Funny Money, starring Chevy Chase and for USGA in Spirit of the Game II. Michele has taught acting for The Luna Stage Company and the Texas Shakespeare Festival and taught Master Classes in Suzuki/Movement and Shakespeare for The Acting Company. She has her BFA in Acting from Montclair State University and her MFA in Acting from the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware. In 2009 Michele will be performing in Hay Fever in the inaugural season of REP - Resident Ensemble Players, the new professional Acting Company in residence at the Professional Theatre Training Program at the University of Delaware.

Gail Winar

Gail recently directed Michael Bettencourt's A Question of Color for NJ Rep's Script-In-Hand New Play Series. Other recent directing work includes projects with Shotgun Productions, Biggs-Rosati, and Spotlight On Productions. As an actress, Gail has toured throughout the US and Europe , performing in works ranging from William Shakespeare to Larry Shue. She is currently a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company, American Globe Theatre, and the Laughingstock Company. In 2003, Gail returned to school earning her MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University in Washington , DC.

Meredith Napolitano

Meredith Napolitano is a New York-based actress who recently starred in the shorts Swimming Away (selection-Cartagena International Film Festival) and Pipe Dreams (selection-SOHO, Newport Beach, Vail film festivals). She has worked in New York City with downtown theater companies such as The Storm, Emerging Artists Theater, East River Commedia, and regionally at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey on KING JOHN (Blanche) and New Jersey Repertory Company on the East Coast premiere of Zayd Dohrn's SICK. Graduate, NYU. She is currently developing a dark comedic short. SAG member. Meredithnapolitano.net

Sarah Matthay

Sarah thoroughly enjoyed performing in NJ Rep’s Theatre Brut as Dolores in Campus Security (March 2005) and in various readings. Most recently, Sarah finished acting in the independent film Street Lure. Before that, she played Karen in Boy's Life at the Kraine Theater, was in a festival at the Player's Theater performing in a few plays, one of which was written by fellow NJ Rep member Mike Folie, and a regional commercial out of Nashville, plus a supporting role in a Columbia University graduate film. She also played Ismene in the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's Antigone directed by Gus Kaikonnen and chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 10 Theater Picks of 2006. Other theater credits include: lead role in Murder at P.S. 122 (Personal Space Theatrics), A Clockwork Orange with the Godlight Theater Company (59 East 59th Street), Taming of the Shrew (78th Street Theatre Lab), Troilus and Cressida (NY Stage & Film Outdoors), The Day You'll Love Me (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), Winter Under the Table (NYC Fringe Festival), and others. Independent and student film credits include: Millennium Crisis (Braidwood Films starring Ted Raimi), This, Sorry Ain't Enough, The Confession, and others. Education & Training: London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Harvard University.

Donna Marrazzo

Donna Marrazzo has performed in such favorites as Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, After the Fall and Wuthering Heights. She has worked in New York at LaMama Theatre, Westbeth Theatre, and Italian-American Repertory Company and regionally at Studio Arena Theatre, Wilma Theatre, and Freedom Theatre. This past year, two of Donna’s independent films were released, Emmett’s Mark, starring Gabrielle Byrne and Scott Wolf, and The Father, The Son which was the winner of the Audience Choice Award at the Portland World Cinema Film Festival. She has appeared on television in Homicide, Life on the Street, It’s a Miracle, One Life to Live, and Road Show with Celeste Holm. When Donna is not acting, she is teaching the craft. She has a studio in New York City (visit her web page at backstage.com). She is also on the faculty at Mike Lemon Casting and Adelphi University where she holds a BFA in Theatre.
Madelyne Ryterband

Madelyne Ryterband recently appeared in NJ Rep's musical children's theater production, The Grumpy Giant, as Dorinda, the Good Fairy. Other favorite musical roles include Mimi Schwinn in William Finn's A New Brain and Emma Goldman in Assassins (The Phoenix Studio), Ida Strauss in Titanic (Count Basie Theater), Eve in Children of Eden, and MIss Buttercup in HMS Pinafore. She also appeared as Felicia in I Hate Hamlet and as Woman 1 in Is There Life After High School? (Guggenheim Summer Theater), Madelyne was seen Off-Broadway in Feiffer's People (Westbank Cafe). Currently she is featured in a documentary called The Boys of Second Street Park, previewed at the Sundance Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Festival and Philadelphia Film Festival. It will air on Showtime. Madelyne performs her one woman show Connections for fund raising events.

Linda S. Nelson

Ms. Nelson (AEA, SAG) began her acting career at the age of eight in community and regional theatres and has been active in all aspects of theatre since. Among her many favorite roles are Frankie in Frankie and Johnny . . ., Hannah in Night of the Iguana, Beverly in The Shadow Box, the Mill Worker in Working, the Wigmaker (traditionally a male role) in Rashomon and all three woman in The Last of the Red Hot Lovers! Her film and television credits include Lola in Q and A with Nick Nolte and Claire, the lovable hooker, in Ryan's Hope. Ms Nelson’s recent reviews said she was “particularly engaging as the vice-pushing Renee” in Selma's Break—On The Clock at The New York Fringe Festival; “created a very touching portrait” as Leah in Boomerang Production’s Prelude To A Kiss; and for her favorite roles of Harry’s Girl and Gert “a Nintendo trip of emotions, and gave the evening more heart and gravitas than you might expect…” in Shotgun’s The Chaos Theories. Though acting is her first love, she holds a degree in directing from Southern Utah University and has directed and produced both regionally and in NYC. Ms. Nelson’s directing credits include the North American Premier of The Choice by Claire Luckham, The Subject Was Roses as a guest director at SUU and NYC Showcases of The Boys Next Door and A Loss of Roses to name a few. In 1989 Ms. Nelson founded Shotgun Productions, Inc. First started as an artistic outlet for a small group of friend’s, Shotgun has developed into a not-for-profit production company dedicated to promoting emerging women artists, (www.shotgun-productions.org). Today she still serves as its Co-Artistic/Producing Director. You may reach Ms. Nelson by email at LSNActs@cs.com.

Uma Incrocci

Uma Incrocci was last seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the new comedy Attack of the Soccer Moms. Regional: Catherine in Proof at Barnstormers Theatre, Celia in As You Like It and the Princess in Love's Labor's Lost at Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre. New York Stage: Off-Broadway production of Fairytales of the Absurd, 365 Plays/365 Days at the Public Theater, Fringe Festival, Havel Festival, Ionesco Festival, American Globe Theatre. She has appeared on Lipstick Jungle, Chappelle's Show, and in a wide variety of indie projects, including the pilot Living in Captivity which she co-wrote and co-produced. www.umaincrocci.com

Natalie Mosco

Natalie Mosco made her NJ Rep debut as Polenta Porsilippo in the recent reading of the musical, Stage and Screen.  A new company member, she recently performed the title role in her play, A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe, at The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC and Off-Broadway at St. Luke's and The WorkShop.  Broadway credits include: The Magic Show (Charmin) and Hair (Original Co./album).  She has been seen in London's West End as  Grushinskaya in Tommy Tune's Grand Hotel.   Her extensive work in Australia includes Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra for The Shakespeare Globe, the musical 2 Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), Grease (Rizzo), Dames at Sea (Mona), Stepping Out (Vera), Rocky Horror (Magenta), etc.  Her many TV and films appearances Down Under include series regular and guest roles in dramas, comedies, and musical variety shows.  Internationally, she also performed Jeanie in French in Paris Hair.  Other American regional work includes the celebrated Follies revival at the Paper Mill Playhouse (Emily/album).  She has also performed at the Maine State Music Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, Milwaukee Rep., Virginia Stage Company, etc.  As a playwright, her musical revues, Gershwin and Get Happy! (a tribute to the composer, Harold Arlen) have enjoyed multiple productions in Australia.  She is also an international choreographer, has had paintings displayed in special exhibitions at The Met and MOMA in New York.  She has piloted an airplane and recently completely her doctoral degree at a Sydney University.

Katie Renn

Katie is thrilled to be a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company, where she was last seen in their staged readings of Wandaleria and Hobo Blue.  She also served as the ASM for the world premiere musical The Little Hours.   Her regional credits include the role of Quincy Quince in the Women's Theater Company production of An American Daughter and has worked on the independent films As Cool As Jennifer and Pumping the Pious.  Katie has also performed in the Women's Theatre Company productions of How I Learned to Drive and the world premiere musical Wilde in Leadville.  Katie is a graduate of Montclair State University, holding a BA in Theatre Studies with a minor in Musical Theatre.  Katie holds an MFA in Acting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she was seen as Pooty in Reckless, Thyona in Big Love and Timothea in Sea Marks, among others.  She is proud to be part of the amazing community of NJ Rep since 2002.

Amanda Jones

With NJ Rep: readings of Dix Tableaux and Devil Dog Six. Off Broadway: with Jean Cocteau Repertory: The Maids, The Importance of Being Earnest, Uncle Vanya, The Triumph of Love, Arms and The Man, Intrigue and Love, Doña Rosita the Spinster, among others; with the Mint Theater: Walking Down Broadway. Regional: Sierra Repertory in California (Bell Book and Candle, Picnic), the Depot Theatre in upstate New York (Engaged, Arsenic and Old Lace), TriState Actors Theater in New Jersey (Sylvia, On the Verge), Oldcastle Theater in Vermont (The Magnificent Ambersons, The Man Who Came to Dinner), among others. Her TV and film work include appearances on One Life to Live and Trinity, and several independent films, including The Fisherboy, an official selection of the 2005 Anchorage, Rhode Island, Palm Springs and WHAT? film festivals. Amanda graduated from Dartmouth College, and has worked and trained with members of the Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Darcie Siciliano

Darcie Siciliano graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Theatre, Architecture and Italian; and studied for two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater.  New York and regional credits include Susan Wright, First in Flight (TheatreWorks/USA nat'l tour); Joan of Arc, Joan (Northeastern Theatre); Countess, All's Well That Ends Well (Vineyard Playhouse); Allison, Sorrows and Rejoicings (New Day Rep); Martirio, House of Bernarda Alba (Neighborhood Playhouse) and originating the role of Heidi in many incarnations of Craig Pospisil's Months On End (Bay Street, Century Center, et al). She has appeared in over nine events with Shotgun Productions, including two mainstage shows, The Chaos Theories and Big Kids, both by Alex Dinelaris.  Also:Thalia at Symphony Space, Women's Project, Metropolitan Playhouse, Bridge Theater Co., Juggernaut Theater, Director's Co., TheatreGarden Ltd.  She is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company, and a regular singer in the acclaimed A-Train Plays and Musicals (Peter Jay Sharp Theater and the Kaye Playhouse).  On TV she was victim to Jon Stewart's Soup Nazi in Dave Atell's Pulp Comics and other various student films and industrials.  Her singer/songwriting and rock vocals have made appearances at the Knitting Factory, the Zipper, Southpaw, and Danny's Skylight Room to name a few.  She is proud to be a member of New Jersey Rep.

Jessica Howell

Jessica Howell is honored to be a part of this company. Her New York credits include Edgewise at The Cherry Lane Studio (dir. Lila Neugebauer) and a few readings- Chromophile at New Dramatists (dir. Jade King Carroll) and Girl On The Wing at Manhattan Theatre Source (part of the Estrogenius Festival) (dir. Paul Shoulberg). At Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival she was in In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes But Only One True Love (dir. Sean Daniels), and Game On (dir. Will MacAdams). She recently completed an acting apprenticeship at Actors Theatre of Louisville where she was seen in A Christmas Carol (dir. Sean Daniels), Clean House (dir. Jon Jory), and Hedwig and The Angry Inch (dir. Sean Daniels). Last summer she participated in a series of new radio mystery plays at the International Mystery Writers' Festival (dir. David Ossman) She received her undergrad from The University of Tulsa. She is a diehard Texan. That being said--New York is fantastic!!

Corey Tazmania

Corey Tazmania (AEA) on the main stage: Jericho by Jack Canfora. Other NJ REP credits: The Housewives of Mannheim by Alan Brody, A Child's Guide to Innocence by Vincent Sessa; script in hand series Esther's Moustache by Laurel Ollstein, Providence by Cody Daigle and The Tangled Skirt by Steve Braunstein; Theatre Brut 2005; and Pericles (OOBR award). Recent work include NYTW summer residency at Dartmouth (reading Red Dog Howls by Alexander Dinelaris), staged reading of And I and Silence by Naomi Wallace (NYTW), The Family Shakespeare (MTWorks), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Hudson Warehouse), workshop Hobo Grunt Cycle (Lone Wolf Tribe), The Housewives of Mannheim (59E59). Regionally, Corey has worked with The Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Burning Coal, The Magic Theatre, Mill Mountain, and toured nationally with the National Shakespeare Company.

Margo Brooke Pellmar

Margo Brooke Pellmar graduated from Circle in the Square Theatre School, after which she performed as Marilyn Monroe, in Myth America with Personal Space Theatrics. She has worked with Stageplays Theatre Company and Shotgun Productions on readings of exciting new plays. She spent this past summer studying at BADA in Oxford. She is working with her manager Donna DeStefano of Siren Song Entertainment and performs monthly with the Off-Broadway company The Vampire Cowboys! She is performing part of Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis with the Live Artists Collaborations and is finishing her degree at Sarah Lawrence College while teaching performing arts to her Star Kidz in White Plains, New York. She loves the New Jersey Repertory Company and is proud of her unions SAG and AEA!

Prentiss Benjamin

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Prentiss trained with David Downs at Northwestern University, from which she graduated in 2000. She is a member of AEA, having appeared regionally at The Fulton Opera House (Importance of Being Earnest), The Alley Theatre (workshop production of Leading  Ladies), The Cape Playhouse (The Dining Room), and at Playwrights Theatre of NJ (Sunrise at Monticello). Prentiss was also seen Off-Broadway in How To Build A Better Tulip at the Acorn  Theatre.  This past January, she appeared in NJ Rep’s production of Tour de Farce, directed by James Glossman.  She recently completed her first independent film, Hard Four, which stars her brother Ross, who is an NJ Rep company member. As a ballet dancer,  Prentiss has performed with the Palos Verdes  Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, Alvit Ballet Company, and in competition at The Music Center Spotlight  Awards, where she was a finalist.  Upcoming: Miss Caswell in The Mousetrap (Fulton Opera House) and Vivie in Mrs. Warren’s Profession (BoarsHead Theatre).

Susan Wallack

Regional credits include Getting Out; Play (Beckett); Merry Wives of Windsor; 3 Penny Opera; The Good Doctor; Starting Here, Starting Now; Jacques Brel. She has performed many new plays with: New Georges Theatre Company; Abingdon Theatre Company; Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey; Manhattantheatresource; Samuel French One Act Fests; Circle Rep Lab.; The 42nd Street Workshop; The Workshop Theatre Co.; Nuyoricans Poets Café; new musicals at BMI and ASCAP and The Women’s Project; many independent and grad films. She works with the writers at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (First Look Theatre Company). She won an outstanding performance award with the Turnip Theater One Act Festival. She has written and performed her own 1 woman show Lipstick, Compact and Valium and has performed in many cabarets in New York

Virginia Roncetti

Virginia Roncetti began her career in her native Canada, where she played on Toronto and regional Canadian stages in roles such as Jill in The Fox; Calphurnia in Julius Caesar; Vivien in Nurse Jane Goes To Hawaii; Miss Hoyden in The Relapse; Della in The Gift of the Magi; and many more. Off-Broadway: A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe (St. Luke's Theatre). U.S. regional theatre credits include Dotty in Noises Off; Charlotte in Moon Over Buffalo; Mrs. Rogers in The Au Pair Man; Betty in The Foreigner; Bunny in A Murder Is Announced; and Moira in O The Days, all at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont. In New York City, she is a member of the WorkShop Theater Company, where she has appeared in A Brush With Georgia O'Keeffe (two productions); The Trial of Klaus Barbie; and On The Eve, as well as in one-act festivals and readings. Other Off-Off Broadway credits include Elisa's Skin; Balloon; Hyperactive; Rumors; Ripping It Off; and Moo (American premiere). Television appearances include Exhibit A, for The Learning Channel. Indie film credits include Flower Shop; Clean; and The Search. She has appeared in regional and national Canadian and U.S. commercials. At the WorkShop Theater Company, in association with the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Virginia co-produced the reading series Unknown Country: Five Plays from Canada (2005); and its sequal Unknown Country: More Plays from Canada (2006); and The MacIvor Readings (2007), saluting Canada's celebrated playwright, Daniel MacIvor. Virginia has trained in Canada, in London at L.A.M.D.A., and in NYC with the great Uta Hagen. She is extremely delighted to be a member of NJ Rep.

Kendal Ridgeway

Kendal Ridgeway is proud to be a longtime member of New Jersey Repertory Company. She has appeared in A World I Never Made, Octet, Raft of the Medusa and The Laramie Project at the Rep as well as several staged readings over the years. Other professional theatre credits include A Few Good Men, Noises Off, Dancing At Lugnasa, Prelude To A Kiss, Amadeus and Our Town. She has appeared in over a dozen commercials in the last few years. You may spot her this spring speaking about depression for Bristol Meyers, as a Mom for TV Land or in a Food Network Promo eating cake.

Kim Schultz

Kim Schultz is happy to be back in NYC after working much of 2005 regionally at Commonweal Theatre in scenic Lanesboro, Minnesota performing in Importance of Being Earnest and Scapin. Recently Kim performed in Cupid and Psyche with Themantics Group. Other New York Credits include Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, Genesis Rep, Phil Bosakowski Theatre and Oberon Theatre. Regionally, Kim has performed at The Guthrie Theatre, Theatre de la Jeune Leune, New England Shakespeare, Disney Cruiselines, and has appeared on an HBO Comedy Showcase. Kim also runs an improvisation school, called, Kim Schultz Improv. www.kimschultz.net.

Elena Aaroz

Elena Araoz's most recent New York acting credits include Amelia in Lorca's House of Bernarda Alba at the Pearl Theatre, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the American Globe Theatre, and Diana in All’s Well that Ends Well with New York Classical Theatre.  Regional credits include Trisha in Rocket Man at Exile Theatre and Shulie in School House Rock Live! at American Stage Festival.  Upcoming, she will be directing the Off-Broadway production of Carl Djerassi’s Phallacy for Red Shift Productions at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  Other directing credits include her adaptation of Christopher Logue's poem War Music with Aurea for the Humanities Festival in Chicago and the 2005 First Works Providence Festival in Rhode Island (playing next to such artists as Rennie Harris puremovement, MoMix and Laurie Anderson).  Aurea has commissioned an adaptation from Ms. Araoz of Goethe's Faust which is already slotted for the 2006 First Works Providence Festival. Recently, Ms. Araoz directed the new play The Power by Li Tong Chen in Beijing, China, the first English language play commercially produced in Beijing.  She directed Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus for Austin Shakespeare Festival in Texas which won a B. Iden Payne Award.  And she directed for the Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM the semi-staged concerts of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Verdi’s Falstaff starring Sir Thomas Allen with Maestro Robert Spano.  Ms. Araoz served as Assistant Director on Sir Jonathan Miller's Broadway production of King Lear starring Christopher Plummer which received two Tony nominations.  She was the Associate Director on Dr. Miller's Cosi fan tutte at Seattle Opera with Richard Stilwell and Assistant Director on Miller’s Cosi fan tutte at BAM with Sir Thomas Allen and Helen Donath and at Lincoln Center with Nathan Gunn. She also recently Assistant Directed Miller's staging of Bach's St. Matthew Passion at BAM.  Upcoming, she will Assistant Direct for Bruce Jordan on The Underpants at Geva Theatre.  Ms. Araoz holds her MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin.   She was a finalist for the NEA/TCG 2006-2007 Directing Fellowship, is the 2006-2007 Geva Theatre Directing Fellow and is a Drama League Directing Fellow.

Kristin Mularz

Kristin Mularz is honored to be a member of NJ Rep! She is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.A. in English Literature. She has been seen acting, singing and dancing in many theatre and musical theatre productions in NJ. Some of her all time favorite roles include: Sylvia in Sylvia, Jenny in Company, Woman 2 in The World Goes Round and Mrs. Gould at the Gould Mansion in Lakewood, NJ. She has studied her craft with The Barrow Group School in NYC in their year intensive program. She continues to take dance classes at American Repertory Ballet. You can see her in several instructional videos at Howcast.com. She currently works as a promotional model to build brand awareness for many different corporations in countless venues in NJ.

Juliet Kapanjie

Juliet made her debut performance on the stage in New Jersey Repertory Theater's world premiere of October 1962. She will be forever grateful for this wonderful opportunity which will hopefully send her down a path towards a fruitful and successful acting career. Juliet is presently in middle school at the Hun School of Princeton and is studying acting. She is also a serious student of ballet and the dance arts. Other favorite roles to date involve community theater productions and a play that she wrote and directed for her French class at school.

Laura Malone

Laura Malone was most recently seen as Lipa in Vassa Zheleznova off off Broadway, as Iphigeneia in Iphigeneia at Aulis at New York City's Symphony Space, and as June/MD 3 in a staged reading of Carl aka Karl with the Abingdon Theatre Company.  Regional credits include Cymbeline (Imogen), Lysistrata (Kleonike), Murder Begets Murder (Eddie Wanamaker), and Works of Edgar Allen Poe (Madeleine Usher). She is currently studying with William Esper in the two year training program and studies improvisation at the People’s Improv Theatre. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College where she studied English and Theatre. Please visit www.LauraMalone.com for more information.

Tammi Clayton

Tammi (AEA.SAG.AFTRA) appeared in Slave Shack at NJ Rep as well as in several readings. OFF BROADWAY: S/He, The Story (The Public – Original Cast), The Exonerated (The Culture Project), Sam’s Coming (New York Theatre Workshop), Simultaneity (Little Cherry Lane), Faucets of Love, Courage (MCC Theatre), Qualis Vita (Peter Jay Sharp), Holly Down In Heaven (New Georges), Love, Hope and Jane (Rattlestick). REGIONAL: The Story (Long Wharf), The Color of Justice (Theatreworks, USA). FILM/TV: Two Weeks Notice (Warner Bros.), Wrong Room (Wrong Room Prod.), Law & Order (NBC), The Chris Rock Show (HBO), As The World Turns (CBS). VOICEOVER: Scholastic Books. INDUSTRIALS: On-camera principle for Claritin, Astra Zeneca, Tamaflu. TRAINING: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.

Katherine Brecka

Katherine is delighted to be a member of the New Jersey Rep. Her recent credits include playing Boo Levy in the Schoolhouse Theater's production of The Last Night of Ballyhoo as well as a co-starring role in the independent feature God Links which was presented at the Queens Film Festival. She has had principal roles in two NYU grad films this year - one entitled Saveta and the other A Good Night's Sleep. Her TV credits include principal roles on Sex and the City and All My Children. She has performed in several plays in New York City including Metropolitan Theatre's Faith Healer and Tantrum Productions' Escape from Happiness (Nora). She has worked regionally at the Old Globe Theatre (Butley) and the Walnut Street Theatre (Under Milkwood). She is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.

Jenny Vallancourt

Jenny is currently a student at Barnard College where she studies theater, among other things. Past NJ Rep credits include the world premieres of October 1962 and the new musical Bookends. Most recently she appeared in red handle's original production of Yellow Electras.

Roya Shanks

In New York , Roya has performed in the original plays Trinity (Abingdon Theatre), Ah, My Dear Anderson (Urban Stages), Maggie and Drey (47 th St. Theater), 1,001 New York Nights (Kraine), and Love and Literature (Columbia), as well as Don Carlos (Prospect Theatre Co.) Favorite regional roles include Eleanor in Lion in Winter (Main St. Theater), Masha in Three Sisters (Yale), Rebecca in Our Town (Old Globe), and Eliza in My Fair Lady (Israel). Roya has also appeared as Jillian Masters on One Life to Live. Roya holds a BA in Theatre from Yale University and is continuing her training with Maggie Flanigan. This year, she will spend this summer at the Texas Shakespeare Festival. For more information, please visit www.royashanks.com.

Ashely Wren Collins

Ashley Wren Collins received her MFA in Acting from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University and her BA in Theatre Arts and English from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors. She has had the pleasure of working with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, as well as directors Robert Woodruff, Scott Zigler, and Scott Schwartz. Ashley recently finished performing to rave reviews as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday at Cape Rep Theatre. She has also been seen as Charity in the world premiere of Some Unfortunate Hour, Princess Diana in the political musical comedy satire Die, Die, Diana, Kim in the movie Silver Night, Coke commercials, Nickelodeon promotions, voice-overs (Optimum On-line, Clearlight Mortgage and ozoneny.org), as a guest host on the 10! show on an NBC network affiliate, and appearances on Sex and the City, All My Children, and As The World Turns. Ashley is also an accomplished choreographer. August 2006 Actor of the Month: www.hyreviews.com/ashleywrencollins.htm

Kathy Connolly

Kathy is very excited to be a part of the New Jersey Rep Company. She is a graduate of New York University's TISCH School of the Arts. Some of her favorite roles include Ruby Dames at Sea Theatre by the Sea, Julia Two Gentlemen of Verona The Musical Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Foxy Kenny Roger's Christmas from the Heart Beacon Theatre and national tour and Storyteller Some Story Guild Hall John Drew Theatre, She is also a teaching artist at Two River Theater Company in Red Bank New Jersey.

Eileen Tepper

Eileen Tepper is thrilled to be in this premiere production of Bookends, having performed her role in the reading at NJ Rep. She has performed the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof starring Theodore Bikel, in several national tours and regional productions. Most recently Eileen played the role of Golde at the Fireside Dinner Theatre. Other tours include Les Miserables (Factory Girl) and Starlight Express. Favorite roles include The Narrator (Joseph...Dreamcoat), Edwin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Nancy (Oliver). TV: Law & Order: SVU.

Rebecca Weiner

Rebecca just appeard as Maggie McCauly in About Face as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.  Other credits include: Oklahoma! (Altanta TOTS), Bookends (New Jersey Rep.), Cats (Hangar Theatre), Music Man & Gigi (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Lost in Yonkers (Syracuse Stage), Liberty Dance (Ellis Island), Kiss Me, Kate & A Midsummer Night's Dream (Syracuse University). Rebecca is originally from northern Virginia and received her B.F.A. from Syracuse University. www.rebeccaweiner.com.

Robyn Kemp

Robyn is very excited to be joining New Jersey Rep for Bookends. After receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory, Robyn relocated to make her New York City debut as Miranda in The Tempest. Since, she has played Sheila in Hair with Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre, Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore with the Theatre at Monmouth, and she is currently touring with the Connecticut Children’s Theater in Charlotte’s Web and The Velveteen Rabbit. Other favorite roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Julia in The Rivals, Alain in Talking With, and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. She has also had the honor of soloing with the Boston POPS, Pasadena Symphony, and with the Utah Oratorio Society in the Mormon Tabernacle. Please visit www.RobynKemp.com for more information.

Amie Bermowitz

Amie was most recently seen at Metropolitan Playhouse, in an original musical based on the writings of Mark Twain. Also in NY, Amie has performed in two Fringe Festivals, two Samuel French Play Festivals, as well as many other off-off Broadway venues. Regionally, she has worked at The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, (with The Flying Karamazov Brothers), Round House Theatre, (Tintypes), Shadowland Theatre, (Six Women With Brain Death), and The Washington Jewish Theatre (Sally in Cabaret, Pins and Needles, Philia in ...Forum, I'm Not Rappaport).

Chantal Jean Pierre

Chantal Jean-Pierre is an accomplished actress and collegiate instructor of Speech at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Most recently she performed several roles to acclaim in Henry V at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, as well as the role of Goneril in King Lear at the Folgers Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.  She performed the lead roles in the Orlando Shakespeare Festival’s Antony And Cleopatra and Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation at the People’s Light Theater Company.  She has graced the stages of several reputable regional theaters including Luna Stage (Voice of Good Hope and The Other Side of Newark); NY Theater Workshop (Jazz Wife); Ensemble Studio Theater (Vukani); NJ Shakespeare Festival (The Blue Bird); and Crossroads Theater (Mandela). A lover of classical theater, she has played Gertrude in Hamlet at the American GlobeTheater and Paulina in Winter’s Tale. She has taught at SUNY/Purchase and Montclair State University and she has an MFA in Acting from Rutgers University and a BFA from Florida International University.

MaConnia Chesser

A native Mississipian, MaConnia trained at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Washington, DC, and has been a professional actor for the past five years.  She will be making her NJ Repertory debut in this season’s And Her Hair Went With Her by Zina Camblin.  Regionally, she has worked with Totem Pole Playhouse, African Continuum Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Venus Theatre, Capital Renaissance, Washington Shakespeare Company, Black Women Playwrights Group, Madcap Players and MuseFire Productions.  Film and television credits include Nothing But the Truth (Rod Lurie, dir.), coffee, cigarettes and tequila (Daniel Williams, dir.), Ghosts of Hamilton Street (Mike Flanagan, dir.) and The Wire (HBO/The Wire Productions).  MaConnia is also a summa cum laude graduate of Alcorn State University with a B.A. in English Literature.

Zina Camblin

Zina recently completed a year-long residency at The Juilliard School under Marsha Norman and Christopher Durang, as a part of the Juilliard Playwrighting Fellowship.  While at Juilliard, she has received the Lecomte du Nouy Prize for playwrighting.  Her play, And Her Hair Went With Her, was selected as part of Lincoln Centers Directors Lab play reading series and enjoyed a successful reading as a part of the Lab.  In addition, And Her Hair Went With Her enjoyed successful readings at The Culture Project, the Tribeca Theater Festival, and most recently as part of New Jersey Repertory Theater’s Script in Hand Series.The play was at the Phoenix Theater in Indianapolis in April 2007 and will be at to the New Jersey Repertory Company, Horizon Theater in Atlanta, and the Bailiwick Theater in Chicago. Past productions and workshops of her other work include: Memoirs to Live/ Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Bedroom Stories/ Jon Sims Center for the Performing Arts, in San Francisco, Life’s a Drag/ UC San Diego, and Bunni and Clyde/Know Theater. As a consultant for NYU’s Creative Arts Team, she helped to create several interactive theatre scripts for young audiences.  As an assistant writer, she contributed to The Jonestown Project, a commission by Berkeley Repertory Theater.  Zina is a native of Cincinnati and received her MFA in Acting from UC San Diego where she was also a recipient of a San Diego Playbill Award.  As an African American playwright she is committed to creating unique and strong voices for women of color.

Bev Sheehan

Bev most recently appeared in Tales of an Urban Burb at 12 Miles West Theatre. Other recent roles—Kitty in The Lady in Question at The Theatre Project, Peggy in the Fourth Wall and Susan Too in Sweet Sue at the What Exit? Theatre, where she is the Founder and Artistic Director. Favorite roles include Mrs. Seismograph in Betty’s Summer Vacation, Karen in Dinner With Friends, and in musical comedy, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Bev has been a voice-over actress for almost 30 years, with credits ranging from the award-winning PBS series Wide Angle to the Once Upon a Potty toilet training DVDs.

Georgette Reilly Timoney

Georgette 's NJ stage appearances include The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at the Bickford Theater, Chapter Two at Shadow Lawn Stage, Fast Girls at American Stage Company, Jesus Christ Superstar at Surflight Summer Theater, and Private Eyes at 12 Miles West. Georgette has acted in 17 productions with the Celtic Theater Company of NJ, including The Weir, Juno and the Paycock, The Palyboy of the Western World, The King of Friday's Men, Sharon's Grave and The Field (for which she received a NJ Tony award nomination from the Star Ledger). Out of state, Georgette played Suzette in Don't Dress for Dinner at the Bristol Valley Theatre in upstate NY. Her work as a voice actress in English language versions of Japanese animation (anime) includes Comic Party, Madara, and Mermaid Forest. Georgette received an Emmy Award nomination (Mid-Atlantic division) for her work as a producer for the PBS TV program Caucus: New Jersey, which airs on WNET/Thirteen and NJN. She is also a producer for the CN-8 TV talk show One-On-One. Along with her husband Bill, Georgette wrote and produced the DVD program KidSmartz for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Washington D.C. Georgette is a New Jersey native, a Monmouth County resident, and a proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Ashley Puckett Gonzales

Ashley Puckett Gonzales is thrilled to be a part of such a beautiful piece and to work with the fab Alan Souza. Favorite roles include: Lily St Regis, Annie National Tour with John Schuck and Annie at Madison Square Garden with Kathie Lee Gifford. Vicki, The Full Monty; The Emcee, Cabaret; Violet, Violet; Dot/Marie, Sunday in the Park with George; Narrator, Joseph...Dreamcoat; Alice, My Favorite Year, Frenchy, Grease and Shy, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Ashley has performed across the country at theatres such as Casa Manana, The Dallas Theatre Center and The Kennedy Center. Her voice can be heard on Cartoon Network as Miss Mitsuya on Kodocha and in various roles on Case Closed. Ashley has also provided voices for Baki the Grappler and Gunslinger Girls.

Brooke Davis

Brooke is an Arizona native whose spent a lifetime being involved in the theatre as an actor, singer, producer, teacher and arts advocate. Ms. Davis will be seen in NJ Rep’s upcoming production of The Little Hours. Regionally: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts: Sound of Music; Westport Playhouse, St. Louis; Society Hill Playhouse, Philadelphia; The Lab Theatre, Minneapolis: Menopause the Musical; Arizona Theatre Company: A Streetcar Named Desire, Pirates of Penzance; Arizona Repertory Theatre: Noises Off, The Good Doctor, Anatol, Shooting Stars, The House of Atreus, Quilters, Working, Chicago; Southern Arizona Light Opera Company: Peter Pan, Big River, Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar; Centennial Hall Series, Arizona: Sweeney Todd; Green Thursday Project: Anger Box: AKA Theatre: Beyond Therapy. None of this could be without my family….Barry, Sarah & Jake.

Abby Royle

Abby Royle most recently played Annie in the off-Broadway production of Acts of Love at The Kirk on Theater Row. Other off-Broadway: Ma Yi Theater Company's No Foreigners Beyond This Point, which received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Play in 2006. Other recent theater: As Far As We Know, 2007 Fringe Festival and Fringe Encores, Area of Rescue by Laura Eason with Andhow! Theater Company, Mary Shelley in The Frankenstein Summer. TV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Film: Manna From Heaven, Hal Hartley's No Such Thing. Abby is represented by DDO Artists Agency.

Nancy Ringham

Nancy was recently seen in her critically-acclaimed performance in the Off-Broadway hit Secrets Of A Soccer Mom. Broadway audiences will recognize her from Follies (Christine) with Judith Ivey, Blythe Danner and Treat Williams; The Will Rogers Follies (Betty Blake) opposite Mac Davis, Larry Gatlin and Mickey Rooney; The Threepenny Opera (Polly) opposite Sting; and My Fair Lady (Eliza) opposite Rex Harrison. Off-Broadway audiences have also seen Nancy in David Lindsey-Abaire's Fuddy Meers at MTC; Liz Swados' Esther (which also toured Italy); Lenny and the Heartbreakers at NYSF; Trouble In Tahiti (Dinah); and Stuart Ross' Not So New Faces. She has toured in Oklahoma (Ado Annie); Singin' in the Rain (Lina Lamont, which she also recorded with the London Symphony); Guys and Dolls (Adelaide); Cabaret (Sally Bowles) opposite Joel Grey; and My Fair Lady with Rex Harrison. Her regional credits are extensive, having performed in over 30 productions including Paper Moon (Miss Trixie) at The Ford's Theater; Clint Holmes' Comfortable Shoes at The Papermill Playhouse (for which she won Best Actress in a Musical); and shows at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Alliance, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Guthrie, The MUNY, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, Houston Grand Opera, and London's The Young Vic, among others. Nancy television appearances include The Dave Chappell Show, Comedy Central, David Letterman, One Life To Live, Another World, Citykids and Loving. She also appeared as Delores Garner opposite Jeffery Tambor in the Disney film Heavyweights, and has been in numerous commercials. She was featured in Hey, Look Me Over... A Tribute To Cy Coleman at Lincoln Center, in Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle (with Bernadette Peters) at Carnegie Hall, and has been a guest soloist many times with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and the Florida Pops. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.

Maria Couch

Maria is very excited to be making her New Jersey Rep. debut. She was most recently seen as Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly at Arkansas Rep. National tours include Maury Yeston's Phantom (Christine), Annie (Star to Be) and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Soprano soloist). Favorite regional credits include Sweeney Todd (Johanna) at Baltimore Center Stage, Side Show (Violet) at The Gorilla Theatre, Jekyll and Hyde (Emma) at Gateway Playhouse, Singin' In The Rain (Lina Lamont) at Merry Go Round Playhouse and Illyria (Olivia) at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Kate Kenney

Kate is excited to be a part of the New Jersey Rep! She received her BFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, in addition to training for a year at Shakespeare's Globe in London. She originated the role of Sophia Matilda in the world premiere of Don Nigro's play The Mary Celeste, which was produced by the theater company she co-created, Gravity & Glass. She has toured as both an actress and a puppeteer, and has been a magician's assistant on a cruise line. She has most recently returned from the role of Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest at Lost Nation Theater in Vermont.

Wendy Peace

Recent acting credits: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), the world premiere of Deborah Brevoort's The Poetry of Pizza (Pam), Twelfth Night (Olivia), and NJ Rep's Theatre Brut Festival Seven Deadly Sins (La Madia Cycle). She has also appeared on numerous commercials and soaps.

 

Alex Bond

Alex Bond is an actress, writer and comedienne.  Most recently she appeared Off-Broadway in Flamingo Court as Marie, Clara, and Chi Chi.  Regional theatre work:  DFW Fringe Festival at the Hub Theatre, Provincetown Theatre, New Harmony Theatre, Depot Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Virginia Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, South Jersey Regional Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Three. Numerous national commercials. TV credits include:  SNL, All My Children.  Ms. Bond just completed a novel Late Nights With The Boys: confessions of a leather bar chanteuse.  She currently performs readings from the book with David L. Carson; their work has received the Producer’s Pick Award from the 2007 Dallas/Ft. Worth Fringe Festival and the Best Literary Staging from the 2008 San Francisco Fringe Festival.  Ms. Bond is delighted and honored to be part of NJRep’s company. www.alexbond.org

Getchie Argetsinger

Getchie  Argetsinger has appeared off Broadway, regionally and in several national tours.  Her acting career spans over 25 years in theatre, television and  film.  Some favorite roles are Kathy in the New York revival of Parallel Lives: The Kathy & Mo Show at the Greenwich Street Theatre and Meg in A Lie Of The Mind; as well as Queen Elinor in King John at the Present Company and Marina in Uncle Vanya with the Barrow Group. Noteworthy performances include The Molly Bloom Soliloquy  a one woman show excerpting Ulysses for the Bloomsday Celebration and the female lead in Selections from Metamorphoses  (a two actor adaptation of the original by Mary Zimmerman) directed by Jesse Ontiveros for The Hellenic Festival.   Recent regional credits include Mrs. Gill in both See Rock City and Gulf View Drive at the New Main Street Theatre in Connecticut and Miss Prism in The Importance Of Being Earnest at the New Harmony Theatre in Indiana. Film credits include a cameo on The Sopranos and the lead in the short film Broken.  Getchie is also a professional storyteller bringing to life timeless tales from around the world in libraries, schools and museums nationwide.

Laura Piquado

Laura is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. New York theatre credits include -- Phoenix Theatre Ensemble: Inez, (No Exit), Mrs. Stockmann (An Enemy of the People), The Painter (The Painting), all female roles (The Sneeze); Pearl Theatre Company: Sally Pratt (u/s, I Have Been Here Before); Manhattan Theatre Source/Estrogenius Festival: Mrs. Wholewig (The Enlightenment of Mrs. Cartwell); Conflict of Interest Theatre Company/Planet Connections Theatre Festival: Thomassina More (War Crimes); Alternate Theatre Company: Valerie (The Way to Begin); Gallery Players: Claire (Poison Party), Lady Penelope/Queen (Runaway Birthday) ; Regional Theatre: Texas Shakespeare Festival: Goneril (King Lear), Luciana (Comedy of Errors), Toinette (The Hypochondriac); Hamptons Shakespeare Festival: Perdita (A Winter’s Tale). This is Laura’s first show with NJ Rep, and she’s grateful beyond words to SuzAnne for the opportunity.

Elizabeth Belonzi

Representative Roles include: Portia - The Merchant of Venice, Woman - Talk To Me Like The Rain And Let Me Listen…, Lady Grey - Richard, A Play About A Hump, Portia - Julius Caesar, Helena - A Midsummer Nights Dream, Miss Gert - A Young Lady of Property, Woman - Swimmies, Woman - Dancing With A Devil, Rosaline - Loves Labour’s Lost, Escalus - Measure for Measure, Kate - Dancing at Lughnasa, Carol - Oleanna, Paulinka - A Bright Room Called Day, Bunny - The House of Blue Leaves.  In March of 2009 Elizabeth will be performing in the Actors Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry V.

Lynne Taylor

Lynne Taylor has been very fortunate to work on both coasts as an actress.  Last year she performed in two plays in Los Angeles playing Gertrude in Hamlet and garnered lovely reviews in a contemporary play called Crazy Eights. Another fun west coast gig was Co-starring on the NBC show Medium.  In New York, her home, she has performed Off-Broadway at one of the Hudson Guild Theatre’s last productions playing multiple roles in the Jean Genet classic, The Balcony.  Many Off-Off Broadway productions since then, highlights include Exchange with Blue Heron Theatre Company and The Love Of The Nightingale which was performed at the Soho Repertory Theatre.  Regionally she has worked at the Schoolhouse Theatre in Croton Falls in a Joyce Carol Oates play called I Stand Before You Naked and got to do French farces, Feydeau’s Wooed And Viewed and Labiche’s A Slap In The Farce, on Long Island at the Arena Players Repertory Theater.  She has also guest starred on Law & Order and had recurring roles on All My Children and Another World.  Two independent films to her credit are Leaving The Garden and Why A Duck?  She’s also enjoyed being the on-camera host of the Hamptons International Film Festival for seven years where she interviewed celebrities for WVVH-TV.

Natalie Neckyfarow

Natalie Neckyfarow is an actress-dancer-singer originally from Charlotte, NC, who has called NYC home for the past 7 years. She trained as a dancer most of her childhood and earned a BA in Dance from Smith College, with high honors. Once in NYC, Natalie expanded her horizons to include acting in musicals, plays, film and television. She has performed with various off-off Broadway theatre companies including Theatrerats, Phare Play Productions, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Red Door Theatre Company, and Theatrevision/Playtime. Recent roles include Lily in Taking Toll, the Narrator in The Witches, Karen in In the Jar, and Edith in Blithe Spirit. Favorite musical theatre credits include Mae/Dream Gladys in Pajama Game, Gertie in Oklahoma, and Anne in La Cage Aux Folles. Natalie recently was a day player in the pilot Bang! and plays Lain Connors in the independent feature Farheight High: The Sci-Fi Movie Musical, which was recently released to DVD. Also a teacher and choreographer, she has worked with Camp Broadway as a Teaching Artist for both summer and Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade programs. www.natalieneckyfarow.com.

Valerie Stack Dodge

Valerie is honored to be a member of New Jersey Repertory Company.  She is a graduate (BFA in Theater) and a former faculty member of The Boston Conservatory.  Her recent performances include Letting Go with the Women’s Theater Co., and The Miser with Out of the Box Theatre Co. in NYC.  Valerie is a longtime member of 12 Miles West Theatre Company, where she has performed in Tales of an Urban Burb, The Ride Down Mount Morgan, Merry Christmas, George Bailey!, The Shop Around the Corner, Night of the Meek, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Aladdin.  Other NJ stage performances include the Growing Stage, the Bickford Theatre, and Playwrights Theatre of NJ.  TV credits include Breaking Vegas and Law & Order.  Valerie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.   

Cherise Jefferson

Cherise is an actress, singer, writer and educator who has enjoyed an extensive career in the theatre, radio and television industries.  She has performed regionally, nationally and internationally entertaining audiences over 500,000.  Some of her past stage credits include national tours of  I Have A Dream and Poetry Alive!, Other regional select credits include CrownsThoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret, A Raisin In The Sun, To Kill A Mockingbird, Blues For An Alabama Sky and many more.  Cherise has originated many roles including her most recent portrayal of Jackie in No Easy Walk (The Rosa Parks Story), a regional tour with Mad River Theatre Works which is now slated for a national tour in 2009.  She also originated the role of Dr. Quinn in the Messages of Empowerment Production of Divine Intervention, which is now a national tour.  Cherise received an Irene Ryan nomination for her portrayal of  Mrs. Christine Linde in Ibesen’s A Doll’s House and is a proud member of arts and civic organizations such as the Baltimore Theatre Alliance, New Jersey Theatre Alliance, NAACP and the National Congress of Black Women.  Cherise holds a nationally accredited degree from Valdosta State University and is an Atlanta, Georgia native.  Cherise says “There is no such thing as failure, unless you quit!”

Natasha Martin

Natasha Martin is a professional actress having had the fortune of working regionally at; Theatre 54 Shetler Studios, Barksdale Theater, Theatre Exile, Eternal Spiral Project, Brick Playhouse, Greenlight Productions, Mum Puppettheatre, Society Hill Playhouse, Adrienne Theater, Shubin Theater and Circle in the Square and The Growing Stage. Favorite stage roles include; Kate Nickelby in Nicholas Nickleby, Milt Skeeter in the musical  How I Became A Pirate and Crystal in The Women. Television credits; Nippon TV Japan, FOX Television. TLC, Voiceover; Lion’s Den Studios, Hosanna Books on Tape. Natasha studied at the Actor’s Studio New School Program in New York City, holds an M.F.A. in Acting Pedagogy. You may view her reel at www.natashaleemartin.com.

Jessica Philbin

Jessica is honored to be a part of NJ Rep. NY Theatre credits include: Patty in the world premiere of Straight Chasers with the Subterranean Theatre Ensemble, Rachel Baker, Inherit the Wind and Margot Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank both with TEST Theatre Company, Chole Coverly Arcadia (MMC Theatre Co). She has also toured as Charlotte in TheatreWorks USA's production of Charlotte's Web. Jessica's film credits include work as a feature in the short Indie The Good Daughter which premiered at the 2006 Tribecca Film Festival and a principal in Dive, a short that has played in the Los Angeles, New York, and London LGBT Festivals.She holds a BA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College and has studied with the Atlantic Theatre Company. Member of Equity. 

Mary Murphy

Mary is excited to become a new member of NJ Rep.  A few of her stage credits include Artist Descending A Staircase, Jane Eyre, Stonewall Voices, Courting Mae West, Wait Until Dark, and Jailbirds.  She has also lent her voice to numerous radio, film, television, and animation projects, some of which include the cartoon Pokemon, Jet Blue Airlines, Roswell Institute, and Billy Brown, an award-winning children’s audio adventure series.

Sarah Anderson

Sarah is proud to be a company member at NJRep. Most recent regional credits include Susan Lawrence in Big, the Musical, Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown, (Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Grand Lake, CO), Woman II in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, (Rochester, NY). Other favorite roles include Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Jean Brody in The Prime of Miss Jean Brody, the title role in Lysistrata, Guido's Mother in Nine, Martha in A Piece of My Heart. Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis, MO. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Sarah is a recent transplant and happy to call herself a New Yorker after living and traveling abroad for a year.

Jenelle Sosa

Fully Committed (Sam, etc.) – nominated for Most Unique Theatrical Experience of 2008 by The Star Ledger; Defying Gravity (Elizabeth), and Valhalla (Sally Mortimer/Princess Sophie) at The Theater Project, The Glass Menagerie (Laura) at Alliance Rep, Twelfth Night (Maria) and A Christmas Carol (Belle/Fan/Martha Cratchit) at Tri-State Actors Theater, Passion Play: The Musical (Mary Magdalene) at the historic Park Theater, Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) with Hudson Shakespeare Company, The Life, Loves, and Tales of Terror of Edgar Allan Poe (Virginia Poe/Madeline Usher) with Castle Shakespeare Rep, Twelfth Night (Viola) with Renaissance Entertainment, Christmas in Greenwich Village (Fate) at TSI Playhouse New York, and Les Femmes (Natalie Wood/Marion Davies) at Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. National and Regional Tours: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Katrina Van Tassel) & The Emperor’s New Clothes (Empress Hildegard) with Sail Productions and two National Tours with The National Theater for Children. Other productions include The Fantasticks (Luisa), Threepenny Opera (Polly Peachum), and Tartuffe (Elmire). She can also be seen in various films & tv shows and heard on radio and internet commercials. For more information please visit: www.jenellesosa.co.nr.

Laralu Smith

Close Ties (original production - dir. Arvin Brown) at the Long Wharf Theatre, Tartuffe at Capital Rep, US tours of My Heart in a Suitcase and Salem Justice for New Jersey’s ArtsPower Nat’l Touring Theatre and five seasons at the Lexington Conservatory Theatre.  Recent appearances in NYC at INTAR in Oscar Colon’s Whisper and at Theatre 54 in Fred Crecca’s Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry.  Also in NYC:  Green Fields at Jewish Rep, Delicious Vaudeville at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre, Carolyn by Toni Press-Coffman at the Collective Actors Theatre, Separate Tables at Morgans’s Grill, Pennies Before the Holidays at Women’s Interart and the Working Theater’s production of Comrades directed by Gabrielle Roth.  Comedy sketches on Late Night with Conan O’Brien; commercials, soaps and industrial films.  BA from Ohio State and MA from Northwestern.  Studied with Uta Hagen.  AEA, SAG, AFTRA.

Ylva Weeks

Ylva is thrilled to be a member of NJ Rep. Ylva has performed in numerous productions all over Manhattan and in Europe. Recently she originated the role of Jackie in the new play New Beginnings at the Where Eagles Dare Theater in Manhattan. Other favorite roles include Judy Miller in Another Antigone for which she received two Topper Awards for Best Drama and Best Ensemble, Beline in The Hypochondriac, Catherine in Pippin, Giulietta in Aspects Of Love. Ylva got her Masters Degree from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Kings College London.  In addition, she received two Awards of Merit from the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and she is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ylva has also performed in numerous independent films in New York.

Pheonix Vaughn

Pheonix's first appearance with The New Jersey Repertory Company was with Cupid and Psyche. She recently appeared in Heaven In Your Pocket with the Emerging Artists Theatre at this past years New York Musical Festival. Her prior show experience include A Piece Of My Heart with the Red Fern Theatre Company and The Best Party Ever at the Richmond Shepard Theater. Originally from California, Pheonix has appeared in over a hundred regional musicals and plays with her favorites including Blood Brothers, My Fair Lady, and Little Shop Of Horrors. Los Angeles credits include The People vs. Friar Laurence and originated roles in Fools, Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, and Trombone. For more information visit www.pheonixvaughn.com.

Marcy DeGonge-Manfredi

Ms. DeGonge-Manfredi has performed in the Broadway companies of The Phantom Of The Opera as Carlotta Guidicielli , and Cats as Jellylorum/Griddlebone and Jennyanydots. She played the role of the Narrator in the Papermill Playhouse production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as being an original cast member of the Broadway First National Tour. She has toured internationally as Maria in West Side Story, and nationally as Cunegonde in Candide for the Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Missouri, where she garnered Best Actress in a Musical, Genevieve in The Baker’s Wife, Luisa in The Fantasticks, and Lalume in Kismet. Opera and concert work includes performing the role of Cunegonde in the Italian concert premiere of Candide at the Campidoglio in Rome, Italy with the Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia. She performed the role of Satyrino in Joseph Papp’s production of La Calisto in NYC, the Soprano in Philip Glass’s Einstein On The Beach at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Maria in West Side Story at The Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was the guest soloist at the Caramoor Music Festival performing with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. She was featured soloist at the Festival Of The Atlantic with The Orchestra of St.Peter By The Sea. As an Italian American, Marcy has been the guest artist with the Italian Heritage Commission of NJ. She performed the American and Italian national anthems at Italian Heritage day for the Lakewood Blue Claws. Marcy had the wonderful opportunity to perform with such legends as Kittie Carlyle Hart, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Matthew Broderick, Sara Jessica Parker, Margaret Whiting and Maureen McGovern in the National Public Radio simulcasts of Wall-To-Wall Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser, and Richard Rogers at The Symphony Space in NYC. In I Love A Piano:An Irving Berlin Tribute she had the great pleasure of performing for honoree Helen Hayes to raise money for the Pediatric Aids Foundation created by Elizabeth Glaser at St.Claire’s Hospital in NYC. Marcy can be heard on recordings: We’ll Raise A Glass Together:A Tribute To George Forrest, The Anastasia Affair, by Forrest and Wright, It’s A Wonderful Life!… The Musical as Mary Bailey, and Showstoppers: Highlights From The Footlights! with singing partner Patrick A’Hearn.

Lauren Singerman

Lauren was recently seen in Little Eagles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. New York credits include Sheila Callaghan’s Ayravana Flies, or A Pretty Dish (world premiere, Vital Theatre Company; Samuel French Short Play Festival winner), Pieces of the Throne (Epic Theatre Ensemble), and Bash (Raw Space).  Regional credits include Adam Bock’s The Drunken City (world premiere, Kitchen Theatre Company) and The Most Happy Fella (Cider Mill Playhouse).  Lauren is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.  MFA: Rutgers University.

Elizabeth Clark

In New York she has appeared in Liza Lentini’s The Return (8 Minute Madness Festival) and Tennessee Williams’s Talk To Me Like the Rain (Turtle Shell Productions).   At the Williamstown Theatre Festival she performed in Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (directed by Moises Kaufman) and the U.S. premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Sugar Syndrome (directed by Maria Mileaf).  Other regional credits include the East Coast Premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Tibet Through The Red Box, Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo, and Carson McCuller’s The Member of the Wedding (all for Cape Rep), The Full Monty (Provincetown Theatre), Arsenic & Old Lace (Newport’s Firehouse Theatre), and The Laramie Project (Bowab Theatre).  TV and film credits include All My Children and Lucky Day.  She has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, The Neighborhood Playhouse, and The William Esper Studio where she was recently admitted into his master class.

Kate O'Phalen

Kate O’Phalen is a proud recent graduate from Hofstra University’s B.F.A. in Theatre Arts program. She has already worked in theatres across New York, including The Wings Theatre, The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The American Theatre of Actors, St. Luke’s Theatre and The Gene Frankel Theatre. She was also featured in the first annual Washington D.C. Fringe Festival and her film and television credits include Damages on FX and Amazing Sports Stories on the Fox Sports Network. She is thrilled to be among the newest  NJ Rep company members! www.kateophalen.com

Rahaleh Nassri

Rahaleh Nassri is an actress and director currently dividing time between New York and Washington, DC, where she has worked with many of the city’s theaters. She appeared in Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards, The Scarlet Letter (Hester Prynne), and The Illusion at Rorschach Theatre, where she is a company member. Other acting credits: Washington Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus (Tamora), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Caligula (Caesonia); Theater J: Miklat, Hannah and Martin, The Disputation; Taffety Punk Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); Theatre Alliance: The Dispute; Studio Theatre: The Russian Readings; Films: Soul Searching, Death of a Nation, Misha Mon Amour and Orie; Television: Something the Lord Made, Homicide: Life on the Street, Mysteries. At NJ Rep in The Rant, she is particularly excited to be playing an Iranian-born, American-raised (much like her own life experience) character for the first time. She holds an MFA in Classical Acting and a BA in International Affairs and serves as a lecturer in the Theatre and Dance Department at George Washington University. Her directing work includes the plays Breath, Boom, Dog Sees God, F*cking A, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Bright Room Called Day, The Winter’s Tale and the documentary film Deflowering Tehran. In 2010 she will direct Polly Stenham’s That Face and appear in Winter Miller’s In Darfur.

Sherise Pruitt

Sherise Pruitt is a Jersey Shore native thesbian, born in Belmar and raised in Neptune. Sherise got her start appearing in numerous plays with the Dunbar Repertory Company under the leadership of Darrel Willis. Sherise went on to study acting at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ before transferring to New York University Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theater Wing where she earned her BFA in Drama. Since then she has appeared at various Off-Broadway Stages such as: The Chashama Theater, Second Stage Theater, and the New Federal Theater. Some of her favorite roles include: Lady in Blue For Colored Girls...by Ntozake Shange, The Flood from The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, and the role of Daughter in Shaking the Mess Outta' Misery by Shay Youngblood. Along with acting, Sherise is also a budding writer; having co-written a dramady entitled: Girls Underground with a group of female friends from NYU. Girls Underground was produced at the YWCA in New York City and proceeds went to helping the young females from the center's afterschool theater program. Sherise also recently had two of her original one-act plays: Sister, Sistah and Going to her Office produced at the Ensemble Studio Theatre to sold out crowds! Sherise freelances commerically with a couple of agents in New York City and has successfully booked many regional commericals. She is a proud AFTRA member and has dreams of one day opening up her very own Theater/Film Production Company. Sherise is a true believer: "That with God all things are possible."

Lauren Briggeman

Lauren Briggeman is thrilled to have landed here in Long Branch to work at New Jersey Repertory Company and on Yankee Tavern. Most recently, she played May in The Housewives of Mannheim at The Phoenix Theatre in her hometown of Indianapolis, IN (dir. SuzAnne Barabas). Last summer, she worked at The Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky, on several plays including Lend Me a Tenor, Girl Crazy and Be My Baby , and prior to that, she played Rosencrantz in 3AM Productions’ Hamlet in Minneapolis, MN. Needless to say, it’s been quite an adventure so far, and as ever, she is looking forward to what’s to come! She would like to thank her friends and family, and especially SuzAnne, Wendy, Sean, and everyone involved in this production for all of their hard work!

Carmit Levité

Favorites picks: NYC - The Misanthrope, Blonde, Angels In America, As You Like It. L.A - Abigail’s Party, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Film: Noir Film (written by Allan Knee,) The Englishman, Sony’s Zombie Strippers! – a political satire. Carmit has just returned to NYC from Los Angeles, (As Neil Simon wrote “We Jews always end up in the desert somehow…”) studies with Larry Moss, Joyce Piven and is very excited to join the NJ Rep company.

Catherine LeFrere

TelevisionRunning Wilde (FOX, starring Will Arnett). TheatreJust In Time: The Judy Holliday Story (Lucille Lortel/Soho Playhouse); Can I Really Date A Guy Who Wears A Yarmulke? (Theatre Row); The Blue Room (Queens Theatre in The Park); The Green Knight (Planet Connections Festival Award, Best Featured Actress); As You Like It at The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC (directed by Maria Aitken); OtherGrand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony.  Proud graduate of Northwestern University and The SchoolSteppenwolf. www.catherinelefrere.com

Ylfa Edelstein

Ylfa Edelstein is excited to start the new year at the New Jersey Repertory Company, playing Marlene Dietrich in PUMA. Some of her theater credits include: Joanne in Arthur Kopit's Because He Can, at Personal Space Theatrix, with Ronald Guttman, Annie in Tilted House, at The Chester Theater Company with Victor Slezak. Her TV and Film roles include, the yet to be released Company Retreat, directed by Campbell Scott, recurring parts on the Showtime Series, The Hoop Life and the CBS series The Education of Max Bickford with Richard Dreyfuss. Guest Starring roles on Law & Order, Law & Order SVU and Law & Order CI. Mystery Woman on The Hallmark Channel and The PBS Pilot, Cop Shop. She is a member of The Naked Angels Tuesdays@9 cold reading series and has participated in numerous workshops of new plays at The Berkshire Playwrights Lab and Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble, appearing with Elizabeth Franz, Francis Sternhagen, Marian Seldes, Doris Roberts, Gregory Hines, Charles Durning, Dan Lauria and David Schwimmer.

Maria Silverman

Maria Silverman made her professional debut on Broadway in Michael Mayer’s Tony Award-winning revival of A View From the Bridge.  Off-Broadway: Tales From the Tunnel, Beachwood Drive. New York: Dreamers of the Day, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya, The Contrast, Galileo, S/HE (dir. Jose Zayas), As You Like It, The Seagull, No Place to Be Somebody (dir.Woodie King Jr.), Cclit (Atlantic Theater Second Stage), Expressing Willie, Nights at the Circus (NY Fringe), and Embracing Freedom (Ellis Island). New Jersey: Neasa  in Shining City (Shadow Lawn Stage), Clara Schumann in the world premiere of Trio Sonata (Women’s Theatre Co.), the world premiere of Darkness to Light (12 Miles West, dir. Lenny Bart), Camino Real (Arthouse Productions).Regional: The Fever Chart (dir. Elena Araoz), Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Crucible, Much Ado About Nothing, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Educated at Yale University (B.A. in theatre and Chinese) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Bonnie Black

Bonnie Black is delighted to be making her New Jersey Repertory Company debut. Her Off-Broadway and NYC credits include HB Playwrights Foundation Theatre, the musical "The Fan Tan King" for the NY International Fringe Festival, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Horton Foote's "The Roads to Home" at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, "The Comedy of Errors" at Equity Library Theatre, and "The Usher's Ball" at CAP21. Other theatre work includes residency with Adrian Hall's Trinity Square Repertory Company and company membership with both the Alley Theatre (notably Regina in the production and tour of "Another Part of the Forest") and the Great Lakes Theatre Festival (notably Kate Nickleby in "The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby"). Her guest artist appearances with regional and stock theatres throughout the country include "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound" with Karen Ziemba at The Old Globe, "Copenhagen" at Riverside Theatre, John Biguenet's "Rising Water" at the Vineyard Playhouse and the one-woman show "When Something Wonderful Ends" at Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Her television credits include "Law & Order", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", several soaps, recurring as Cathy Wilson on "Loving", and "Life Among the Lowly" and "The Grimke Sisters" for PBS.