Celebrating the life and art of Václav Havel
New York City, October through December 2006

Biographies: Actors

Gyda Arber
(Liza, Mountain Hotel) Gyda is happy to be making her fifth appearance at The Brick and her first under the direction of Michael Gardner. Other Brick credits include Greed: A Musical Love $tory (Anna Nicole Smith), That's What We're Here For (Angel), Ich Liebe Jesus! (Mary) and World Gone Wrong (Dolores). Thanks to the usual suspects: cast, crew, director, family, and anyone who's listened to her prattle on about real estate. www.gydaarber.com

Fred Backus
(Kotrly, Temptation; Kubick, Mountain Hotel)
Credits include: Sexadelic Cemetery (Piper McKenzie/The Brick), That's What We're Here For (Gemini CollisionWorks), The Heist Project (ArtHouse/Victory Hall), Cruisin' to Croatia (Vidra Theatre, Zagreb), World Gone Wrong (The Brick), The Pragmatists (Piper McKenzie/The Brick), Word to No One (Present Company/Camden Peoples' Theatre, London), The Position (Monkey Wrench/Ohio Theatre), and Horse Country (Present Company/Fringe NYC 1999 award for Outstanding Performance). On television he appeared as Brian "the flunky" on ABC’s soap One Life to Live.

Eric C. Bailey

Eric C. Bailey
(Neuwirth, Temptation) Eric can currently be seen Thursday and Friday evenings at the Duplex as Billy in Weikel Works: 3 Plays in Concert. He has toured nationally with Shenandoah Shakespeare’s Beguile the Rich troupe, productions of School House Rock Live! and All in the Timing. Other favorite roles include: Roland Maule in Present Laughter, Paul Unger in The Country Girl, and Sam, et al. in Fully Committed. For more information please visit www.eric-bailey.com.

Jessica Bailey
(Dancing Girl No. 2, An Evening With Family) is a Manhattan girl with mid-west charm. She has been a back up dancer for acts such as Usher, Mya, Lindsay Lohan, and Michael Jackson. Jessica is currently featured in national commercials for the Broadway show Jersey Boys and Lucille Roberts Fitness. She is the owner of a Manhattan fitness company. www.FITFORYOUNYC.com. Love to Kevin.

Aaron Baker

Aaron Baker
(The Secret Messenger, Temptation) Aaron Baker can say the following things in Russian: I sing in the Leningrad Choir;
I am an engineer, and I make bridges; my sister is a chemist; my uncle is a physicist; my friend is a professor; I am going to the cinema with a lively girl; the dog is jumping; how is the soup? None of this, in his experience, is terribly impressive to beautiful Russian women. He has also done some acting.

Peter Bean
(J. V Brown, The Memo)
Richard and John in the NEUROFest plays "Strangers" and "Linguish;" 24/7 Fest; Richard Foreman's "Film is Evil: Radio is Good" and "Symphony of Rats," both staged by Ian W. Hill at The Brick; Angelo in "Measure for Measure" at The Looking Glass; "Security & Fee" (film) directed by Daniel Kleinfeld. As Peter Brown: Man with Egg in "Fairytales of the Absurd;" Claudius in Theater Askew's "I, Claudius - Live;" Det. Issa Kostoev in Daniel Kleinfeld's "A Little Piece of the Sun;" Rankin/Kindler in DM Theatrics' adaptation of the Orson Welles film "The Stranger;" "Macbeth" (film) and "Midnight Days" (film), both directed by Bryan Enk.

Joe Beaudin
(Voice-Over Actor, Mistake) was last seen in the NYC Fringe Festival, playing the part of Roger in Breakfast For Dinner. Past favorite shows in NY: The Heart of my Jealousy at the PIT, Opelika at the Pantheon Theater, and Twelfth Night at the Kraine. He is shooting an online television series, Daddy Busterz for Channel 102. Joe directed a production of Richard III for Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot. Love for his Fiancee (with 2 e’s).

James Bentley
(Hue Plume, The Garden Party) A recent graduate of Bennington College, James is thrilled to be working with Oracle Theater, Inc. and the Havel Festival. Recent acting credits include two seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and the first English language reading of The Sheep and the Whale with the Immigrants Theater Project. James has assistant directed for Keen Company (Pullman Car Hiawatha and the Happy Journey to Camden and Trenton) and worked as an intern for Portland Stage Company.

Sarah Bell

Sarah Bell*
(Second Woman, Redevelopment) would like to thank Grant for the opportunity to play in her debut New York performance. She just moved from Los Angeles this September where she is a member of the Classical Theatre Lab. Performances in Los Angeles include last summer's American premiere of The Arab-Israeli Cookbook by Robin Soanes. Sarah is the narrator of the television series Great Yoga Teachers. She has a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jennifer Boutell

Jennifer Boutell
(Suzana/Marguerite, Largo Desolato) Jennifer’s credits include Kitty (PC II); Electra Speaks (MTS); Faith, Hope & Charity (Greenwich Street Theater); A Feeling of a Beard and The Maid's Tragedy (HERE). Regionally: A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband and Midsummer Night's Dream (N.A.S.C.); Godspell and Play It Again Sam (Knightsbridge); Choices (B.F.A.); and Wild Dust (Centenary). Film: Shopping For Fangs, Devolution, Urchin, Death to Automatons, and The Pod. Television: 90210, Moesha, Arrest & Trial and Dangerous Minds.

Danny Bowes

Danny Bowes
(The Director, Temptation) Danny has appeared most recently in That’s What We're Here For in the $ellout Festival at the Brick this past summer, and can be seen as Slappy McFlanahan in the monthly serial Cursed Captives of the Voodoo Lounge in the Voodoo Lounge in the basement of Lucky Cheng’s. Previous appearances include In a Strange Room and The Pragmatists at the Brick. Bowes’ plays have been performed at Bard College, Columbia University, and the Brick.

Walter Brandes

Walter Brandes*
(Foustka, Temptation) Walter has acted in NY, CT, DC, SC, KS, & MO. Some favorite roles include Guildenstern from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Cassio from Othello; Antonio from The Tempest; Angelo from Measure For Measure; Sergius from Arms and the Man; Augustus Caesar from I, Cluadius Live; and Ephikhodof from The Cherry Orchard. He is a proud member of Oberon Theatre Ensemble. Visit www.walterbrandes.com for info regarding the actor/playwright. He is a member of Actors Equity.

Joshua Briggs

Joshua Briggs
(First Chap, Largo Desolato) Joshua is an actor/writer/director/designer. Recent roles include Joseph in Under the Sign of the Hourglass at the Ontological, and Junior in Angelina at HERE. Joshua was the Managing Director for Richard Foreman's New York and International productions of Panic and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe. His new play equal to or less than two persons per square mile will premiere this April at Office Ops in Williamsburg.

Daryl Brown
(Voice-Over Actor, Mistake) Daryl Brown has appeared in numerous stage productions in NY. He was last seen as Ford in Breakfast For Dinner during FringeNYC and at the Theatre for the New City in Follies of Grandeur and at the Wings Theatre in The Deluxe Illustrated Body. Other Credits: Sweet Love Adieu at the Bank Street Theatre; an award-wining production of Masquerade at the Cherry Lane Theatre; the historical recreation of Titanic Voices; and in independent films.

Sergei Burbank*
(CEO of Speaker Services, The Garden Party) Acting) Film: The D Word, Lust for Vengeance, Division III. Regional: The Learned Ladies (CT), Master Harold and the Boys (OH), Morse Code (CT). Off-Broadway: The Power and The Glory (Storm Theater), Absence of a House ( Sargent Theater ). (Writing) Film/TV: Chords (short); Feet of Destiny: The Jay Jay Okocha Story; Time of Our Singing. Stage: The Third Seat; Wrestling the Alligator; War Crimes/Slots. Compiler/contributor: fed1a www.fed1a.com.

Margaret Catov
(First Woman, Redevelopment) is very happy to be working with the Nomad Theatrical Company once again. Favorite roles include Molly in Molly Sweeney, Claire in Fuddy Meers, and Sara in Stop Kiss.

Maggie Cino

Maggie Cino
(Petrushka/Mrs. Houbova, Temptation) Maggie is an actor/creator who has toured nationally and internationally. Her one-person play “Ascending Bodily” is published in Plays and Playwrights 2003. She has worked with Gemini CollisionWorks before on World Gone Wrong and That’s What We’re Here For (an american pageant) at The Brick. Recent acting credits include BonBons for Breakfast (also at The Brick Theater), The Dorothy Building (HERE) and Hurt So Good (Medicine Show Theater). She writes for United Stages and nytheatre.com.

Celeste Ciulla

Celeste Ciulla
(Telephonist/Actress, Tomorrow) is a native New Yorker. She just returned from The Old Globe Theatre where she performed, in repertory, Emilia in Othello and Tamora in Titus Andronicus. After the holidays she will be performing in The Heidi Chronicles at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Celeste is a graduate of Northwestern and Harvard (American Repertory Theatre) Universities. She likes dogs.

Brenda Crawley
(Grandmother, An Evening With Family) is honored to be a part of the Vaclav Havel Festival and to be working with director Glory Bowen. Most recent credits include Nurse in Antigone with Goldmine Theatre, Gina in Deaf Heaven a reading at the Abingdon Theatre, Lamaze Mother in Five Days With Dylan with Aching Dogs Theatre, An American Dream NYU thesis film, and Proof of Birth Columbia thesis film. Brenda is currently studying at T. Schreiber Studio with Pam Scott.

Tim Cusack

Tim Cusack
(The Dancer, Temptation) is co-artistic director of Theatre Askew. This past winter he conceived, co-adapted/co-directed (with Jason Jacobs), choreographed, and appeared as Caligula in Askew's critical and popular serial success I, Claudius Live. For that production, Next Magazine named him a person to watch in '06 and a future legend. Most recently, he directed excerpts of Robert Heide's one-act plays "The Bed" and "West of the Moon" as part of Peculiar Works Project site-specific Off-Stage: West Village Fragments.

V. Orion Delwaterman
(Kubs/Shuba) is thrilled to be performing in the Havel festival. Orion was last seen in The Turtle Tattoo (Spike) in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Orion also just completed filiming Pretty Dead Things and is excited about his upcoming film release, Raving Maniacs. Orion would like to thank Edward, Michael, and his cast for their awesome work, and his family and friends for their love and support. www.oriondelwaterman.com

Elizabeth Devlin
(Student, The Memo) is thrilled to be a part of the Havel Festival. She was seen earlier this year in As You Like It with the Gallery Players. Other credits include Nunsense at Actor's Conservatory Theatre in Yonkers, NY and many shows with the Hope for Change Foundation, which raises money for breast cancer research. Also seen in Applause, My Favorite Year, Stage Door and more at Iona College. Writer/reviewer for New Theater Corps: www.newtheatercorps.blogspot.com

Joseph DiSalle

Joseph DiSalle*
(Bergman, Redevelopment) has performed with the Pittsburgh Playhouse, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Civic Light Opera, Aspen Music Festival, City Theatre, Sounding Theater Company, Lost Nation Theater, playing principal roles in Much Ado About Nothing, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Rainmaker, Execution of Justice, Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1940’s Radio Hour, I do! I do!, Master Class, and A Taste of Honey. Joseph is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and longtime contributor to Amnesty International.

Philip Emeott

Philip Emeott
(Jenik, A Butterfly on the Antenna) Credits include Measure for Measure (Pompey), Rhinoceros (Dudard), Road to Nirvana (Jerry), Henry IV Part One (Douglas), Of Mice and Men (Curley), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Picasso). Nominated for a 2005 Innovative Theatre Award for playing Earth in Burning the Old Man. He directed Frank Kuzler's The Last Spoken Word in the 2006 NY Fringe. Love to Stretch in Tanzania and elsewhere. www.emeott.com

Bryan Enk
(Orlov, Mountain Hotel) Bryan is delighted to be making his sixth stage appearance at The Brick this year, following the Richard Foreman double-bill of Symphony of Rats and Film is Evil: Radio is Good (both directed by Ian W. Hill); Robert Honeywell’s Greed: A Musical Love $tory; Ian W. Hill’s That’s What We’re Here For (an american pageant); and, most recently, Michael Gardner’s production of King Lear.

Ryan Farley*
(Ulch, Redevelopment) was recently seen in Serendib at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Past credits include BTP’s production of Sarah Kane’s CRAVE, Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull Theater, Culture Project), VICARIOUS (BTP, 2005 NY Fringe), the world premiere of Diary of a Chambermaid (Dramahaus, SoHo Rep), the title role in Peer Gynt, and Paul Chase in the world premiere of Marc Blitzstein’s No For An Answer. Ryan is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater’s M.F.A. actor training program.

David Gordon
(Kopecki/Chorus, Tomorrow)

Jessi Gotta

Jessi Gotta
(Marketa, Temptation) Jessi Gotta’s NYC credits include: Vital Theatre Co's OOBR award winning production of Idiot's Delight, as well as Dear Vienna, Milk Can Theatre Co's Mushroom in Her Hands and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, several parts in Piper McKenzie's Bizarre Science Fantasy series, including Hell's Belles, The Perfect Girl, and Sexadelic Cemetery and The Brick Theater's productions of Memoirs of My Nervous Illness and The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest. Online at www.jessigotta.com.

Erik Gratton*
(Ulch, Redevelopment) Erik belives he's the only living actor to play Wilbur the Pig and Hamlet on the same day. He works often with Personal Space Theatrics, and has been seen recently at the Dorset Theatre Festival, the Metropolitan Playhouse, New York Classical Theatre and Tax Deductible Theatre. Erik also directs staged fights all over the country.

John Hagan

John Hagan
(Carl Kriebel, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) has performed in many productions over the past quarter century. He directed The Leader and acted in Improvisation for the 2001 Ionesco Festival and has played the title role in John Jesurun's serial play, Chang in a Void Moon, since 1983. He is pleased to be returning to the Ohio Theatre, having performed with Yolanda Hawkins in its first production in 1981.

Talaura Harms

Talaura Harms
(Tallie, The Memo) Talaura is a graduate of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and has performed at Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival and Theatre at Tsa-La-Ghi in her home state. She then moved to Cincinnati to begin her puppetry career with Madcap Puppets. In New York, Talaura has been onstage as an actor and/or puppeteer with UTC #61, Drama of Works, Nomad Theatrical, Adhesive Theater, Messenger Theatre, and the Puppet Company of Long Island. She also puppeteered on the national tour of Bear in the Big House Live!

Richard Harrington
(Vavak, Guardian Angel) Richard has performed in and written many plays and short films in San Francisco and New York. Since 1998 he has toured around the world (mostly Canada) with Chris Kauffman in the clown shows Motel California and Nharcolepsy, including a gig in 1999 at Mezi Ploty, a music/theater festival that took place on the grounds of a mental hospital on the outskirts of Prague. He learned some Czech there, but sadly he's forgotten it.

Noemy Hernandez
(Dancing Girl No. 3, An Evening With Family) is from Burbank, CA and loving her first year on the East coast. She received her B.F.A. in Dance with a minor in Theater from the University of California, Irvine. She has appeared in West Side Story, Victor/Victoria, I Can Get It For You Wholesale, and has been a member of various dance companies throughout southern California. She is enjoying her time in New York, and is happy to be a part of this production!!

Eric Christopher Hoelle
(Nameless Man No. 1, An Evening With Family) is an actor/playwright who resigns in NYC. He studies at HB Studios and is a member of THE ACTOR’S LEGACY GROUP, a new theater company that hopes to find material new and old. The group also hopes to place actors of previous generations alongside the actors of today and tomorrow in order to create great work. Eric is in the process of writing his first play.

Brad Holbrook

Brad Holbrook*
(Hummel, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) appeared most recently on the New York stage in Offspring (Negro Ensemble Co.), and Soccer Moms From Hell (at TSI), both world premiers. Film roles include The Manchurian Candidate; on TV Holbrook was featured in a recent episode of Law & Order, SVU. He has long been a TV news anchorman in real life and currently hosts the nationally syndicated show BusinessWeek Weekend, seen in NYC on WABC-TV, Ch. 7 Sundays at 11:30 AM.

Robert Honeywell
(Pechar, Mountain Hotel) Robert has appeared in King Lear, Greed: a Musical Love $tory, Ich Liebe Jesus!, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, In a Strange Room, Martian Holiday, Three Sisters, the solo show Notes from Underground and title roles in Richard III and Hamlet. His plays, musicals & librettos have played at The Brick, La Tea/CSV, American Opera Projects, Princeton, and in Houston. He is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Brick.

Tracy Hostmyer*
(Luisa, Redevelopment) most recently appeared in Brecht’s The Private Life of the Master Race, produced by Roust Theatre Company (founding member). Other recent acting credits: Seasons with The American Shakespeare Center and the English Shakespeare Company, Pericles (The Globe Theatres, San Diego), States of Shock (Arcola Theatre, London) and the films In Love and War and Eyes Wide Shut. She is currently associate producer on Theatre Couture’s upcoming production of Carrie at PS122.

Uma Incrocci
(Ms. Kalous, The Memo) Uma Incrocci was last seen as Catherine in Proof at the Barnstormers Theatre. Other credits include Chappelle's Show and the off-Broadway production of Fairytales of The Absurd. This is her fifth festival with Untitled Theater Company #61. www.umaincrocci.com

Dawn Jamieson

Dawn Jamieson*
(Mother-in-law, A Butterfly on the Antenna) has appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind (George C. Scott, Charles Durning) and The Price (Eli Wallach, Hector Elizondo).  Other NY credits include Beyond the Horizon, Death of a Salesman, and The Locket.  Dawn is a founding member of the Times Square Playwrights, a Board Member of the American Indian Community House, and is affiliated with American Indian Artists, Inc. Thanks to Henry Akona. AEA, AFTRA, SAG

Heath Kelts

Heath Kelts*
(Dlask, Mountain Hotel) Heath has performed in CA, FL, NV, WA, VA, and Argentina. NY credits include The Penguin Tango (FringeNYC), IPO Flipping Unreal Estate (The Brick), and Trojan Women A Love Story (En Garde Arts). Other favorites: Oleanna; Yvan in "ART"; Sherlock in Sherlock's Last Case and Freddy in James Joyce's The Dead. Film & TV: Transporter 2, Passing Fancy, and Peppa Pig (Cartoon Network). Love to Michelle and my supportive family.

Tanya Khordoc

Tanya Khordoc
(Co-director/designer/performer, Motormorphosis) is Co-Artistic Director of Evolve Company. Tanya has performed, designed, and directed puppet theater at venues such as HERE, St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Puppeteers of America National Festival, the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, and the Children's Museum of Manhattan. She has previously collaborated with Untitled Theater Co. #61 in the 24/7 Festival and on Unauthorized Magic in Oz. Her next project is the multimedia show Secrets History Remembers.

Shira Kobren

Shira Kobren
(Lilly, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) Most recent credits include the Drilling Company/Shakespeare in the Parking Lot production of the Tempest as well as the Hudson Shakespeare Company’s production of All’s Well that Ends Well. A recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Shira is also the resident mermaid princess on PBS’s Kid Fitness. Thanks to those whose love and support make everything possible.

John Kohan
(Mark Plume, The Garden Party; set designer, Mistake) Kohan has been a part of Oracle Theatre, Inc.’s production of Japanese Folk Tales of Love & Woe. Recent projects have also included work with Brooklyn Theater Arts Project in Bay Ridge. He would like to thank his family for their support. Most of all, he would like to thank Laura, “I love you baby, you rock.” Kohan is a visual artist/actor, currently living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Contact him at KohantheMan@hotmail.com

Diane Kondrat*
(Vera, Unveiling) Trained by Martha Jacobs, has a theatrical history that includes performing in over eighty stage plays, doing award-winning radio theatre, and directing and acting in many major Midwest prisons. Her favorite roles include Winnie in Happy Days, Dianne in Square One, Darcy in One Flea Spare and Stevie in The Goat. She is searching for new acting opportunities and thanks Randy White for casting her in this celebration of Havel’s work.

Christiaan Koop

Christiaan Koop
(Lorencova, Temptation)
Christiaan loves to work on stage acting, behind the scenes doing costumes, makeup and special effects, behind the camera making movies, and in front of the computer editing them. Seen on stage as Ingrid in World Gone Wrong, in the cockpit of CVR (Charlie Victor Romeo), as Tourvel in Dangerous Liaisons, and as Desdemona in Othello. Seen on screen as The First Witch in Macbeth and as Maggie O’Connor in Mina Seward (Third Lows Productions).

Jerry Lanning
(Rasin, Tomorrow)

Dan Leventritt
(Brewmaster, Audience) applauds Havel for proving the pen can still challenge the might of the sword. Laments that world leaders, so their many, now only know what they hear about the soul of the written word. Mostly Manhattan actor since adoption-audition when two weeks old. Loves: beauty of all muses and women, nature, laughter 3-star Michelen-dining, ∞-star motorcycle-camping, sports (football to sailing) and fires in winter. Gemini. Believes in everything except religion. Sees strength in compromise. (Gyn-Seng)

Amy Liszk
(Dancing Girl No. 1, An Evening With Family) most recently preformed at the NYC Fringe Festival in Grace Falls as Azariah. Some of her regional credits include Maggie in Brigadoon, Ginger Rogers in Swinging with the Stars, and Fudge in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. She received her dance training from Allegheny Ballet Company. She has also received her certificate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and her BA from Penn State University

Devon Hawkes Ludlow

Devon Hawkes Ludlow
(Kraus, Mountain Hotel) Devon is an actor, dancer, singer, puppeteer, marital artist, and writer. He trained with CITI Theatre Company, UCB, and master puppeteer Tim Giugni. Recent credits: Waiting for a Train, Hoichi the Earless, Fallout Follies (a one-man silent clown show), Bizarre Science Fantasy, and Jollyship the Whizbang. Devon also acted as a festival director for The New York Clown Theatre Festival. Devon loves anyone who read to the end of his bio. www.devonludlow.com

Elda Luisi*
(Mrs. Macourkova, Redevelopment) was last seen in Lopsided at the American Theatre of Actors. Other New York credits include Wounded Heart Mission, Tony & Tina’s Wedding and ’Night Mother. Regional: A Little Night Music and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TV: One Life to Live and All My Children (Under Fives). Elda is honored to be part of this festival and gives special thanks to Carole and June for all their help in these past months.

Mark E. Macken

Mark E. Macken*
(Special Secretary, Redevelopment) co-starred as Theo Van Gough in Starry Night at the Kravits Center in West Palm Beach Florida. He also played Detective Wilson in Family Linen at the American Theater of Actors, John Briggs in George E. Joshua’s Sin Paradise at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater Company, and Pat O’Brien in the American premiere of the award winning play Will the Real Pat O’Brien Please Stand Up? Mark has also worked in television and motion pictures.

Skid Maher
(Syd Kunc, The Memo) is a veteran of Japanese film and television, and has also appeared in several terrible, terrible shows here in the United States (not including this one). He would like to thank his girlfriend Caroline and one other member of the audience, chosen at random each night.

Michael Marion*
Ollie Plume, The Garden Party) Michael is thrilled to be part of Oracle Theatre Inc.’s production of The Garden Party. His credits include: Theatre: Comedy of Errors, Scapin, As You Like It, A Winter’sTale (NY Classical Theater); Mary Stewart (River to River Fest); Television: Off Broadway Baby (MNN-TV); Live Wire (Nickelodeon); Fallen Features (FF Productions). Other: Clown (Ringling Bros Circus), Radio DJ.

Ben Masur

Ben Masur
(Tusar/Actor, Tomorrow) is happy to make his first public appearance with Works Productions. New York: Synapse Productions' Animal Farm; Tesseract Productions' The Shooting Stage; and productions with Abingdon Theatre Co., Boomerang Theatre, Theater 1010, and others. Regional: Lemonade at New Jersey Repertory; and Metamorphoses at American Stage Theatre. M.F.A., Columbia University. Mr. Havel's politics and theatre were an inspiration in formative years, and I welcome him to New York as broadly as I can.

Tom McCartan
(Student, The Memo) is honored to be part of this production. he was last seen in Richard III at the Looking Glass theatre. An avid reader, Tom is currently re-reading Gravity's Rainbow.

Alice Starr McFarland
(Alice, The Memo) Alice is thrilled to be working with UTC61 again, having last appeared with them in Lysistrata in 2004. In the interim Alice completed her MFA in Acting from Brooklyn  College where she performed in A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams, Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies, and The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson. Love to Sean. www.alicestarrmcfarland.com

Alanna Medlock

Alanna Medlock
(Milena, Mountain Hotel) Alanna is an actor, singer and director, in that order. Also at the Brick: Alanna Medlock
(Milena, Mountain HotelJenna is Nuts by Robert Honeywell. Downtown: NYTW, CSC, The Ohio, The Ontological, HERE, LaMama, 3-Legged Dog and other venues, including work with The International WOW Company, the Butane Group, Adhesive Theater Project, and recent workshops of ophelia3 by Aya Ogawa, to be presented at HERE’s Culturemart in January. MFA in Acting from Columbia.

Josh Mertz
(Josh, The Memo) Josh Mertz is from Ohio. UTC61 debut. Most recently: Philadelphia Fringe as stiltwalking Mr. Bumble in Twist. National Tours: Lank in Crazy For You, Complete Shakespeare Abridged. Off-off Broadway includes: Emperor of the Dead in Orgy of the Dead! (Do What Now Media), RUR (Adhesive Theatre), World Gone Wrong (Gemini Collisionworks/Brick Theatre), Sugarbaby (DMTheatrics), Uncovering Eden (Wings Theatre), and Galaxy Video (Edge of Insanity). Coming soon: The Sinister Urge! at the Red Room. Love to family and Sarah.

Aole T. Miller

Aole T. Miller
(Kuzma Plekhanov, Redevelopment) is Producing Director of The New Moon Repertory Theatre Company and Creative Director of STUDIO 5, and has been an actor/director/writer/teacher in the U.S., Denmark, and Bali. He is the first African American Ceremonial Mask Dancer of Bali. Coached Michelle Williams for her Academy Award nominated performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, directed Voices of Juarez (FringeNYC 2004), and will direct a modern Antigone. Protégé of the Lynne Thigpen/Bobo Lewis Foundation.

Michael Shawn Montgomery

Michael Shawn Montgomery
(Benes/Actor, Tomorrow) Graduated Syracuse University's Drama Department. New York: Moby Dick (3 Drama Desk Nominations) with Works Productions, Train Dog with Ensemble Studio Theatre, Kaleidoscope for NY Fringe Festival, and Tracers with atheatreco (of which Michael was an original member). Regional: Androcles and the Lion at Syracuse Stage, Post Mortem at Old Castle Theatre, and Driving Miss Daisy with Rattler Productions. Film and TV: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Taxi Cab Confessions, and Eight (Works Productions).

Susan Moses

Susan Moses
(Karla Rasin, Tomorrow) Off-Broadway: Yentl (Yiddish premiere); From Door To Door; Shore Points; The Witch of Edmonton; Antigone; Comedy of Errors. Regional: Moon Over Buffalo (Bristol Riverside Theatre); After-Play (Walnut St. Theatre); Coupla White Chicks (Philadelphia); Shear Madness (Burgundy Theatre); 2000 Voices (InterAct Theatre Company). Film: Invincible; Killer Instinct; Mafioso…The Father the Son; Breath; Seduction of the Will; Statistically Speaking. TV: Hack; Forensic Files; Sex and the City; As the World Turns.

David Nash
(Nameless Man No. 3, An Evening With Family) is very pleased to be appearing in the festival for the first time. His most recent credit is with the New England Shakespeare Festival's touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Past NYC roles include Inverse Theatre's (inversetheater.org) Three Dollar Bill, and John Jesurun's Chang in a Void Moon at LaMama. He also recently appeared in the independent film The Green Man.

Roger Nasser

Roger Nasser
(Deputy, Temptation) Roger is thrilled to be part of the Havel Festival. He has been in several shows at The Brick all directed by Ian W. Hill including World Gone Wrong and two plays by Richard Foreman. He is extremely honored to share the stage with so many talented people. Roger also writes and has participated in Raw Impressions. Much thanks to Ian, Berit and this great cast especially Maggie Cino, my better half (in the show).

Nancy Nagrant

Nancy Nagrant
(Lucy, Largo Desolato) Recent credits include Boo in Blue Window (Manhattan Theatre Source), Sylvia in Strangers (NeuroFest), Woman 1 in Pieces of Her (Saatchi & Saatchi live corporate industrial), and “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” in The Vagina Monologues (V-Day Brooklyn). Nancy first worked with Eva (and Jen…and Erik) on A Feeling of a Beard at HERE Arts Center. She is delighted to have found a home with them in TYNA Collective. theredheadnyc@gmail.com

David Nelson
(Frank Slug, The Garden Party; Voice-Over Actor, Mistake) NY Theatre: Breakfast for Dinner (Oracle Theatre/Fringe NYC), The Great White Hope (Brave New World/Celebrate Brooklyn), Women and Elephants (Michael Howard Studios), The Rehearsal (TSI/Playtime), Potluck (Samuel French Festival), Us at 80 (Gallery Players), Undress Me (Gallery Players). Film: The Lost Gun, Cave People, Good Snacks (nominated best actor, College of Marin Film Festival), Open Up! (www.openupmovie.com for preview), upcoming feature Predestination and short Cold Tea. Founding Member: Whirled Peas. Studying under: Michael Howard, Peoples Improv Theatre.

Eileen O’Connor
(Student, The Memo) is currently working as an Administrative Assistant at Centre Insurance in New York City. She is thrilled to be working with Edward Einhorn and this highly talented cast and honored to be a part of the Havel Festival. Havel is an inspiring man whose fight for freedom and quest for truth needs to be revisited. We need to rise above our own fears and limitations and fight for what is right for humankind.

Jon Okabayashi

Jon Okabayashi
(Second Chap, Largo Desolato) Jon was last seen this at the Ontological Hysteric Theatre this past summer performing multiple roles in Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Other NY credits include: Smirnoff in The Bear, Dante in Dante's Inferno, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Sebastion in Twelfth Night, and The Alguazil in The Wonder! He has been seen on Saturday Night Live, Law & Order, CSI/NY and The Sopranos.

Meret Oppenheim

Meret Oppenheim
(Edna Hummel, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) trained at the Atlantic Theater Professional Acting School for two years, following a career as a writer and video producer. Favorite New York credits include Mrs. Pascal in House of Yes and Barbara, radio psychologist, in The Cottage, and the First Lady in Romancing the Terrorist. Independent film credits include The Christmas Party (festival awards) and Lily (lead) in Still(e).

David Ott

David Ott*
(Beck, Increased Difficulty of Concentration) This is David’s Manhattan stage debut. To him it is not what he has done but who he works with that remains in his memory. Ken Loach and Pina Bausch are now complimented by this participation in the Vaclav Havel Festival. On a personal note David has just learnt of his birth families’ roots in Italy and Czechoslovakia.

Matthew Park

Matthew Park
(Max and assistant director, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) Matthew Park is very proud to be a part of the Havel Festival and is happy to be a part of the celebration of Havel's work and birthday. Matthew has a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts and has recently formed the Quattro Gatti Theatre Company with his wife, Amy Quint. Happy Birthday Vaclav Havel!

Andy Paris*
(Vanek, Protest) happily returns to the Ohio after recently appearing in Ripe Time’s Bethrothed as part of Ice Factory ‘06, as well as The Talking Band’s The Necklace. Other credits include The Laramie Project (dir. Moises Kaufman), Gross Indecency (dir. Mr. Kaufman), Twelfth Night (dir. John Rando), Proof (Playmaker’s Rep.). As a director, Andy is currently developing an adaptation of the novel, The Fanmaker’s Inquisition, for the stage.

Mike Price
(Vanêk, Unveiling) is Technical Director/Facilities Manager for Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington, Indiana. He studied improv at Second City Chicago and has worked with Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Detour Theater, Indiana Shakespeare Company, Shawnee Summer Theatre. Acted in the English/American Theater Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Directed a video production of Beckett plays for Indiana University. Favorite roles include Sganarelle (The Flying Doctor), Eddie (Hurly Burly), Willie (Happy Days), Grumio (Taming of the Shrew), Siegfried/Alberich (Das Barbeque).

Amy Quint

Amy Quint
(Renata, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) Amy Quint is delighted to be part of the Havel Festival. She trained at the Stella Adler studio and is an alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite roles include Masha in The Three Sisters, Mrs. Smith in The Bald Soprano and Emily in Byron and Emily Go to Work. She’d like to thank Yolanda Hawkins for this opportunity. And as always, thanks to her family, kitties, and to her honey-bunny Matthew.

Brian Quirk

Brian Quirk
(Edward, Largo Desolato) Credits as a writer/performer Mapplethorpe/The Opening at San Francisco's New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Diego's 6th@Penn, Dixon Place and HERE's FUSE Festival and Dixon Place Works in Progress series and The Provincetown Playhouse. His second play Crash workshopped last spring at EAT with Marylouise Burke and his latest play MARROW will be workshopped with The Axial Theatre. As an Actor (NYTW, Rattlestick Playwrights, Cherry Lane, Atlantic, Mabou Mines, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage, Clubbed Thumb). 

Julian Rad
(Cvancara/Actor, Tomorrow) New York Credits: Moby Dick (3 Drama Desk Nominations); Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star (EST); The Expense of Spirit (International WOW); Road to Mandalay (EST); the NY premiere of Sarah Kane's Phaedra's Love (NYRAC); Whisky Talking (HERE); Kaleidoscope (Soho Rep); Regional: Rocky Horror Picture Show; Film: The Four Corners of Nowhere (Sundance Film Festival, 1995).

Shad Ramsey*
(First Delegate/First Inspector, Redevelopment) A native of the midwest, Shad is excited to be involved with this festival celebrating the works of such an inspirational artist. Shad was most recently seen as Antipholis of Ephisus in Comedy of Errors with the New York Classical Theatre and before that as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. And as always, he would like to say thank you to Summer Tuller.

Shelley Ray
(Shelley Ray, The Memo)Shelley last worked with UTC #61 in The Ionesco Festival’s “Rhinoceros.” Other NY credits include: “Far Away” (New York Theatre Workshop), “As You Like It” (Vassar and NYStage & Film), “Nothing in the World Like It” (Harold Clurman), “Pillow Talk” (American Globe), Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet” (Charas Center), “After Loyal” (Abingdon). National tours: Chamber Repertory Theatre and National Theatre. TV: “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” For Gram, for always. www.shelleyray.com.

Leah Reddy
(Student, The Memo) Is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. Most recently she appeared as Colleen in New York Theatre Experiment's production of Fallen. Other credits include: Win in Top Girls, Lula in Stuck, both with Women's Explosive Theatre Company. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in theatre, and studied at Shakespeare & Co. of Lenox, MA.

Kate Reilly

Kate Reilly
(Dr. Balthazar, The Increased Difficulty of Concentration) Kate Reilly is a graduate of the Sarah Lawrence College acting program, where she worked closely with her teacher and friend Fan Schier. Primarily a film actor, Kate’s recent work has appeared at the Austin, Edinburgh, and Hong Kong international film festivals.

Richard Renner

Richard Renner
(Mr. Bashta, A Butterfly on the Antenna) Adding to his musician career entered acting two years ago. Since then he has had an off-Broadway role (Murder in the First) major roles in 2 independent films and supporting roles in 7 others. Rich’s favorite roles have been with Firebrand Theater Company (The Dickens, LYNCH Play). As a trombonist he played on several Broadway national and Asian tours and cruiseship show bands. MA in music. www.LSW-NYC.com/Rich.html

Stu Richel

Stu Richel
(Tomorrow) NYC: Autoeroticism in Detroit (Blue Heron,) Lower Depths (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre) and Lost & Found (Bosakowski). Regional: Proof (Redhouse), Twilight of the Golds (Shadowland) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (San Jose Stage). Wrote and toured three solo, stage shows. Principal roles in 21 indies, including Starting Out in the Evening (Jill Eikenberry’s husband) and Hiding Divya (Madhur Jaffrey’s companion.) TV: As the World Turns, Guiding Light and Law and Order. In earlier lives…a corporate attorney… and combat photographer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Iracel Rivero
(Alena, An Evening With Family) was most recently seen as the “slightly unhinged” Miss Prism in The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest at The Brick’s $ell Out Festival. She is also a frequent collaborator with Mud-luscious Productions. Their short film “Girl and a Gun #8” was screened at the inaugural Falling Short Showcase downtown. Ms. Rivero previously worked as a costume designer on several productions including: Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (The Brick), Prophet (P.S.122), Irrationals (ATA), The Snow Queen (Looking Glass Theater), The Pragmatists (The Brick), All Is Almost Still (78th Street Theater Lab), the William Faulkner adaptation In a Strange Room (The Brick), Tinklepack Patrol ... (HERE).

Timothy McCown Reynolds

Timothy McCown Reynolds*
(Fistula, Temptation) Timothy is an actor and playwright who has appeared in plays in NYC and across the USA and world. He is a member of Inverse Theater, with whom he has acted in numerous shows, including Syndrome (part of UTC61's NeuroFest in January, 2006). Timothy last appeared in his own play, Le Lycanthrope, for loup garou international. All Love and Work dedicated to the Emperor Maximillian, Fast Eddie, and the Lorelei of the Mississippi.

R. David Robinson

R. David Robinson*
(Tetz, Mountain Hotel) Roles include Keith in Cocooning, part of Unresolved: six one-acts on grief recovery after 9/11 (Open Gate); Vanek in Havel’s Vanek Plays (i-589 Theatre); a fascistic cardinal, mad Japanese scientist and sleet fish in God’s Country (Nada); a crippled Touretter in Miss Lonelyhearts (29th Street Repertory); and Dog, part of the infamous Box Plays (INTAR, Public Theatre). As comic foil to magician David Copperfield, he garnered praise from Gene Kelly.

Andrew Rothkin

Andrew Rothkin
(Gross, The Memo) Andrew most recently played David in The Wastes of Time (MITF) and Clarence/Richmond in Richard III (Looking Glass Forum). Other favorite roles include Andrei in The Three Sisters (La MaMa, E.T.C.), Arthur in Psychodrama (White Rabbit Theatre), Jack in Jack, or the Submission (Ionesco Festival) and Micki/Michael in Michael Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Spotlight On Productions). Andrew is also a playwright, director and teacher, and serves as Artistic Director of White Rabbit Theatre.

Steve Russo
(Downsizing Executive 1, The Garden Party) Steve Russo studied acting at Rutgers University and received a Masters of Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University. He is very happy to be a part of this festival.

Erik Kever Ryle

Erik Kever Ryle
(Leopold, Largo Desolato) Recent credits: All That Fall, Trailerville, A Beautiful Home for the Incurable, Sniper, A Feeling of a Beard, The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey, Blessed Unrest: An Evening of Samuel Beckett. Erik has won awards for his work in the San Francisco productions All That Fall and Poor Superman. He’s currently completing post-production on the independent feature film Kincardine. He feels honored to be working with such talented people and to be a part of TYNA.

Alley Scott
(Alma, The Garden Party; Puppeteer, Mistake) Theatre: Five Years from Now; Polly in The Threepenny Opera; The Roaring Girl; 4:48 Psychosis; Don Juan Returns from the War; Mountain Language; The Proposal; Tamora in Titus Andronicus; Exit the King; The Winter’s Tale; MacBeth; Beyond Therapy; Man and Gentleman. Training: British American Drama Academy London Theatre Program and Midsummer in Oxford. Alley will be appearing in the upcoming Theatre Recrudescence production of All Fall Down, at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center in December.

Isaac Scranton
(Nameless Man No. 4, An Evening With Family) has been working in New York for
the past four years in every area of the business. Acting: Forum Theater's Father Dearest and Magic Barrel, stunt work in the Bollywood Production, Jaaneman, and apprearances with the Groove Mammas Group (Gene Frankel Theater). SM/Tech: Blue Heron's Trailorville (Radio Theater Company), PA for Merchant Ivory's Heights with Glenn Close. Produced/performed Audience, Unveiling, Protest by Vaclav Havel at the late John Houseman Theater in 2005. Isaac will be starring Nov 5-6 in a new production, If I Fell.

Ric Sechrest

Ric Sechrest*
(Second Delegate/Second Inspector, Redevelopment) Production credits include: As You Like It, An Enemy of the People, Proof, Circus Beckett, All My Sons, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Master Builder: Rebuilt (Nomad), Misalliance, and The Servant of Two Masters. Film/television credits include: Sex and the City, Rescue Me, Passion, and The Wrath of Norm Polanski. He holds acting degrees from Syracuse University, The University of Maine, and Ohio University (MFA).

Trav S.D.

Trav S.D.
(Machon, Guardian Angel) Writer and performer Trav S.D. is the author of the book No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous (Faber & Faber, 2005). In addition to his long-running project the American Vaudeville Theater, his theaterworks include House of Trash (Published in Plays and Playwrights 2001 and a hit of the 2000 NYC Fringe Festival), Columbia, the Germ of the Ocean (Chashama, 2002), and Sea of Love (Soho Think Tank, 2002).

Medina Senghore
(Mrs. Pokorny, An Evening With Family) is thrilled to be a part of this production. Her most recent stage credits include the lead in Meeting in the Ladies' Room for The Afrikan Women's Repertory. Her NYC film credits include featured roles in the indie features Life's Passing Me By and One Last Thing, as well as lead roles in several student films. Medina studies at the Mary T. Boyer Studio where she will soon be entering her second year.

Bill Simmons
(Michael, Unveiling) is proud to make his New York debut with Cardinal Stage Company under the direction of Randy White. The executive director of Indianapolis-based InterAction Theater Incorporated, Bill has performed interactive theatre in prisons, universities, domestic violence shelters and homeless shelters for almost a decade. His stage credits number over 50 and include Julius Caesar at Indiana Repertory Theatre and A Number, Durang/Durang and The Action Against Sol Schumann at The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis.

Alyssa Simon

Alyssa Simon*
(Vilma, Temptation; Pecharova, Mountain Hotel) Alyssa is thrilled to perform at the Brick again under the direction of Messrs. Gardner and Hill. Previous productions include Michael Gardner's In A Strange Room and Ian Hill's That's What We're Here For. Other roles include the Radio Starlet in Film is Evil: Radio Is Good, The First Lady in Symphony Of Rats (both adapted and directed by Mr. Hill) and Jane in Drs. Jane and Alexander.

Ken Simon

Ken Simon
(Ken Masat, The Memo) Among other things in his career, Ken Simon has: shaved his chest to play William Shatner (I Am Star Trek); been crushed to death by a giant lobster claw fighting to save the Earth (Manifestations); stripped down to his underwear, shoes, socks and pole-danced (Classical Therapy); and fought off atomic zombies until bitten by his zombie-fied "wife" and shot (Ten Nights in a Bar-Room). And now a Vaclav Havel play of which to be proud.

Scott Simpson
(Vanek, Audience) Scott recently made his New York theatre debut in the role of Richard III at the Looking Glass Forum. Previous Shakespearean roles include Oberon in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Cassius in Julius Caesar, and Chorus in Henry V. Film credits include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Ambushed, Timepiece, and Walker Payne, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. TV appearances include Dawson’s Creek, and Surface.

David Skigen
(Mr. Pokorny, An Evening With Family) is thrilled to be a part of this festival. Favorite regional and NY roles include, Richard III, Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll, The Wild Duck, Hatful of Rain, RUR, The Heiress, Henry IV and many others. David is also a voice-over artist and can be currently heard on many national TV and radio spots. This is David's first FHB production and he would like to thank Glory, the cast, and crew!

Greg Skura

Greg Skura (Bertram, Largo Desolato) Last seen in LOL at this year’s Midtown International Theatre Festival.  Favorite recent work: Foreign Affairs (Foolish Theatre), Iphigenia (Workshop Theater), Waiting for Godot (tangent theatre), the Atrainplays on Theatre Row. TV: Guiding Light. Upcoming film: Opposites Attract (SkyTown Entertainment). Greg is an Associate Producer of Algonquin Theater Productions and an Artistic Associate of tangent theatre company. Thanks to Wayne Maugans, Eva Burgess, and every member of the wonderful, open ensemble that is TYNA Collective.

Hillary Spector

Hillary Spector*
(Luisa and costume designer, Redevelopment) has appeared as a performer at Danspace at St. Mark’s, HERE, New York Theatre Workshop, walkerspace, Chelsea Rep, Chashama, and Stratford Shakespeare Festival. As a director: Orphee aux Enfers at Tivoli Theater (Copenhagen); Nanita (Cincinnati Opera); and Tamburlaine (Target Margin Theater Lab). As a choreographer: A Parsifal (PS122); Les Contes d’Hoffmann (L’Opera d’Angers); and Thais (L’Opera de Nice). She is Co-Artistic Director of Nomad Theatrical Company.

Anthony D. Stevenson
(Ivan, An Evening With Family) Born and raised in NYC, Mr. Stevenson studied at the Acting Studio, Inc. He has performed in plays such as Hustler, Wi, The Lynch Play, Julius Caesar, The Piano Lesson, and many others. He has also appeared on the "Chappell Show", and in films such as, "Gaining to Lose" and "Bloods vs. Wolves". He has two films to be released in theaters in the spring and summer of 2007, "Liar's Pendulum", (playing a hit man) and "Life Outside Of Pearl", (playing a car thief), along side Hollywood star Jimmy Jean Louis (Fat Girls, Tears of the Sun). Thank God for everything.

Laura Stockton
(Downsizing Executive 2, The Garden Party; Puppeteer, Mistake) The Florida native is excited to work with Oracle Theatre Inc. for another season. She has been in The Death of Tintagiles, The Japanese Tales of Love and Woe, as well as The Truth Be Told Series. Laura received her BFA from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. She would like to thank God, her family and John.

Moira Stone

Moira Stone*
(Rachel, Mountain Hotel) Moira works in theatre, musical theatre and film. In addition to knitting her way through Mountain Hotel, she’s currently working on a dance piece with Sarah Seely’s movement addiction, an adaptation/deconstruction of Fefu and Her Friends with The School for Gifted Children, and the short film Still Life. Thanks for RH for the push and MG for the nod. www.moirastone.com

Skyler Sullivan

Skyler Sullivan
(Second Sidney, Largo Desolato) Skyler’s work as an actor, mime, and dancer has been seen all over the country and in Europe. Off Broadway: Pete N Keeley, The Godfodder Workout. He has worked with such companies as the San Francisco Mime Troupe, Bread and Puppet, Sesame Street, and the American Mime Theatre. He also teaches circus arts, and is on faculty at Strasberg. Skyler created a circus show for the NYC public schools. Love to Matt.

Richard Toth*
(Stanek, Protest)During the 1990s, Richard was Artistic Director of Misery Loves Company, an international theatre company he co-founded in Prague, Czech Republic. While there, he directed or produced over 30 productions including the Eastern European premiere of Angels in America. He has appeared in the films Les Miserables, Dead Fire, Hostage Train and The Buttoners. TV appearances include Sex and the City, Law and Order and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Kathleen Turner

Kathleen Turner
(The Conspirators) Kathleen Turner first achieved fame when cast as femme fatale Matty opposite William Hurt in Lawrence Kasdan's neo-noir thriller Body Heat (1981), which many consider one of the sexiest films (with Turner giving one of the sexiest performances) in the history of cinema. Some of her best known movies since then have been Romancing the Stone, Prizzi's Honor, Peggy Sue Got Married (for which she received an Oscar nomination), and The War of the Roses. Recently she received a Tony nomination for her role as Martha in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf.

Art Wallace
(Drasar, Mountain Hotel) Art Wallace has been doing this and that play or short film or other thing ever since he moved to New York. He feels sure that this Havel Festival will put him over the top and jam him down the throats of entertainment consumers everywhere just like NASCAR.

Janet Ward

Janet Ward
(First Sidney, Largo Desolato) Credits: All That Fall (Beckett, Cherry Lane); Fire Baby (DRII with Estelle Parsons); Jack and Jane (MTS); W and V in Rockaby and Woman 2 in Play (Blessed Unrest: An Evening of Samuel Beckett); Spring Awakening (dir. Daniel Talbott, Expanded Arts). TV: Law and Order: CI, Divorce Court. Film: Dark September Rain, Geoffrey Breedon; Wood Technology in the Design of Structures, Eric Henry; Song Five, Joseph Fusco. Training: Joseph Chaikin, Austin Pendleton, Pasadena Playhouse.

Kristine Waters*
(Bea Plume, The Garden Party; Puppeteer, Mistake) New York turned me temporarily into an alien plant form, homeless person, sex worker and UWS sociopath, so landing in the absurd seems natural. Written and performed in 1-woman shows, classics, children’s theater. Training: (back in the day) American Conservatory Theater, Ellen Geer, Michael Shurtleff (more recently) Elizabeth Gamza (who ought to be known) and Black Nexxus. MA in Education. Performing arts, teaching artist. Very happy to participate in a festival recognizing the Vaclav Havel’s tremendous achievements.

Barry Weil

Barry Weil
(Co-director/designer/performer, Motormorphosis) is Co-Artistic Director of Evolve Company. He has created puppets, masks and creatures for productions that include Hope & Anchor, Unauthorized Magic in Oz, Screaming Shrubbery, Uktena and Feast of the Dead. He has also inhabited the man-eating plant in so many productions of Little Shop of Horrors that he's starting to sprout leaves. In addition, Barry is the assistant director/theatre coordinator for Levels, Long Island's acclaimed cultural center for teenagers.

Jonathan Weirich
(Stage Hand, An Evening With Family) is an actor and filmmaker. His credits can be seen at www.jonathanweirich.com. Hopefully, his latest short will be completed sometime this fall. He would like to thank Glory and the rest of the cast and crew for the opportunity to be a part of this show.

Liz Wisan

Liz Wisan
(Marie, A Butterfly on the Antenna) Recent NYC: The Other Half (Gene Frankel Underground), Stars In Her Eyes (Ars Nova; Brick $ellout Festival), and her two-woman show The Goods Are Odd, which she co-wrote (2006 NYC Fringe Festival; Upright Citizens Brigade). Other NYC: Dracula (DT|NY), Ula (Phil Bosakowski Theater), My Renaissance Faire Lady (Ontological), and with High Fidelity Theater, Tabula Rasa, The Architecture of Sight, and Pandora’s Box (dir. Henry Akona). Liz spent her fourth summer at Williamstown Theatre Festival where she’s performed in: Anything Goes, Cloud Tectonics, Twelfth Night, Blood on the Cat’s Neck, Under Milk Wood, and Havel’s The Unveiling.

Patrick Zeller

Patrick Zeller*
(Albert, Redevelopment) is tickled to be working on the Havel Festival. Most recently he appeared as Antipholus of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors with NY Classical Theatre. Favorite stage credits include Dennis in This is Our Youth, Wyler in As Bees in Honey Drown, and Rosencrantz in R&G are Dead. Recent film and television credits include Kidnapped, End of the Spear, and No Reservations (Spring '07). Patrick holds a BFA in Acting from Emerson College. He has also worked and trained with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. More info: www.patrickzeller.com

Maxwell Zener
(Ballas, The Memo) previously appeared with UTC61 in Linguish, Unauthorized Magic in Oz and all seven nights of the 24/7 Festival. Other New York credits include Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest and Bubnoff in The Lower Depths (Resonance Ensemble). Regionally he has appeared with such theatres as the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Signature Theatre (VA). He sends love and thanks to his beautiful wife Emy.

Tessa Zugmeyer

Tessa Zugmeyer
(Renata, Redevelopment): New York: Comedy of Errors (NY Classical Theatre); As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Untitled (Columbia Stages); Richard III (Nomad); Macbeth, The Feign'd Courtesans (The Queen's Company); Company, (wish) (The Rude Mechanicals); Looking Down (Strawberry One Act Festival); Israel Horovitz Play Festival. Regional: Twelfth Night, Lady From the Sea (Commonweal Theatre Company); The Possibilities (Fool's Fury); The Magic Fire (U/S Berkeley Repertory Theatre). MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.


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