ELIZABETH ALICE MURRAY, MAC: Elizabeth is a writer and performer in New York City and a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite roles include: Amelia in Othello and Fran/April in The Heidi Chronicles. Elizabeth's one woman show Woman in the Dark (which recounts her misadventures while trapped in an elevator during the 2003 Blackout) has been performed at the United Solo, Planet Connections and One Woman Standing Festivals. She is currently working on her next memoir and show Con-Cussed which chronicles her recovery from head injury. She is extremely grateful to be part of this talented team and thanks John for this opportunity, her many friends and her remarkable husband for their support.
JOHN ISGRO, JAB: John is thrilled to be making a return to the stage after a 2+ year hiatus and is especially excited to have the opportunity to play the role of Jab once again. Most recently John has taken time away from acting to focus on his business and family. What business and family you ask? John and his wife Roberta own Acting Out, a highly respected acting school for kids and teens located in Brooklyn. Also, just over two years ago John and Roberta were blessed with the birth of their twin daughters Ellory and Penelope, the loves of their lives! John would also like to express his gratitude to John and Elizabeth Doble for their dedication to this play and to his work in it.
ANGEL DILLEMUTH, SUSPECT: Angel Dillemuth is a Bronx native who majored in Theater at Lehman College, and received his MFA at The Actor's Studio Drama School. He is a proud member of Lehman Stages. Angel has been fortunate to have appeared Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. In addition to theater he has appeared on numerous Television shows including: The Blacklist, The Following, Person of Interest and more. He's grateful to be a part of this team & in his first Fringe Festival. "This is for Nico & my father, love you & miss you!"
JOY DONZE, COURTNEY: Joy Donze is PUMPED to be a part of FringeNYC and is even more ecstatic to be a part of TO PROTECT THE POETS! Joy is a Brooklyn based actor-singer-solo performer and recent graduate from the MFA Program at the New School for Drama. Recent Credits include: Juliet (R&J), Vanda (Venus in Fur), June (Failure: A Love Story) Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Winny (Cracker, New Voices Festival), Miss Julie (Craig Lucas adaptation). Be sure to catch Joy this November 3rd in her Solo Show Dear Diary at the Clurman Theatre,Theatre Row. Thanks to Maggie and Debra at MKM. For more info: www.joydonze.com
ARIEL KIM, MINGZHU: Ariel felt like she never belonged attending business school. That all changed when she first discovered acting by chance through an Art of Acting class. It felt like home, and she knew this was the thing she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Never having looked back, she's since then been working both on stage and on film; productions including 4000 Miles, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Day 681. For more about her, visit arielkim.com
JAMIL A.C. MANGAN, BEAR: credits include Mother Courage and her Children (Classic Stage Company), Lost Boy Found In Whole Foods (Portland Stage), The Mountaintop (Theatreworks Hartford) in which he received a Connecticut Critic Circle Nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Othello (Perseverance Theatre), Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird (Orlando Shakes), What Would Jesus Do? (Billie Holiday Theater) in which he received an AUDELCO Award for Best Supporting Actor, Boy Willie in Piano Lesson (Arts Bank), North Of The Boulevard (CATF), Master Harold & the boys (Luna Stage), Ruined (Philadelphia Theater Co.), My Lord, What A Morning (Arden Theater), Harold Loomis in the PBS Documentary August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand, Head Trauma and Fox's The Following. www.JamilMangan.com
DESHAWN WYATTE, JAMAL: Deshawn is an ambitious actor with dreams of making a difference through his art. Born & raised in the Bronx in NYC, Dee found his love for acting at the age of 10 and has never looked back. He earned his MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts and his BA in Theatre from The City College of New York. He wants to Thank God, his fiancé Amanda, Family & Friends and his Agent for their countless support on this journey. www.deshawnwyatte.com
JOHN DOBLE, PLAYWRIGHT: Plays: Coffee House, Greenwich Village (LaBute New Theater Festival, 59E59, NYC; St. Louis Actors Studio; Arundel, UK); A Serious Person (Best Play and Belper Prize, UK, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK; Eclectic Company Theatre, LA); Tatyana and the Cable Man (Best Play, Midtown Short Play Festival, NYC; Binghamton, NY); Ten Commandments (New York New Works); Reunion Run (FringeNYC; Finalist, Best New Play, New Works of Merit); The Mayor Who Would Be Sondheim (FringeNYC and Sonora, CA); and Blind Date (Samuel French OOB Festival). His short stories were published in numerous literary magazines and a collection of his short fiction, Lefty and Other Stories, was published by Clemson University and nominated for the Southern Book Award. www.JohnDoble.com
ALBERTO BONILLA, DIRECTOR: Alberto Bonilla was part of the creative team at 78th Street Theatre Lab that developed Boy Steals Train, which won a Fringe First and Best Ensemble award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He wrote and directed Walking To America. Other written works include: Nonnie, Big Black Mexican Woman, #69, El Conejo, PS 357, Hunting with Ewoks and Maria. As a director, Alberto has directed Look Back in Anger, Three Points Over the Vig, Leaving Lilly, Raft of the Medusa and won the Queens TimesLedger “Kudos” award for Richard III. Alberto has appeared on television and in film. He is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, HOLA and NALIP. He received a BA in Theatre at Arizona State University and studied at The British American Dramatic Academy. Alberto received his MFA in Acting at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
MICHAEL PALMER, PRODUCER: An award-winning writer who just completed a new screenplay, Cleo Parker, Michael was the Associate Producer of a number of John Doble’s plays, including To Protect the Poets, Coffee House, Greenwich Village, A Serious Person, and Reunion Run. Prior to taking up screenwriting and producing, he worked for years in the garment industry as a fashion designer and clothing manufacturer.
CHRISTOPHER NOURSE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Christopher is extremely grateful to be a part of this production. Favorite directing credits include: The Sin EaterI (Studio Theatre); Best Half Foot Forward (Itty BItty Theatre). Favorite acting credits include: Bully Dance (Boston Playwrights Theatre); Into the Light (Boston Center for the Arts). Christopher has his bachelor's degree in Theatre from Northeastern University and will start an MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College this fall.
EMILY HAMBURGER, STAGE MANAGER: Selected credits include: Drones (Core Creative Productions), Chokehold (Core Creative Productions), Becket (Lingk Productions), The Diorama (Merlin Productions), Brothers Savage (Manhattan Rep Winterfest 2014), Getting the Business (Rachel Reiner Productions), Confess Your Bubble (The Theatre Accident), and Shakespeare’s Slave/H4 (Resonance Ensemble). She recently completed a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and will be teaching at a private school in the fall.
JASON FOK, LIGHTING DESIGNER: Select credits include work with Intar, Brave New World Rep, Hudson Theatre Works, TerraNova Collective, Todd Henry Movement, Theatre At Monmouth, Teatro SEA, Stella Adler, Cre·Art, Met Breuer, Ars Nova, Queensboro CC, Artisphere, Red Caravan, Museum Of Jewish Heritage, The Tank, Dixon Place, Theatre 167, Wild Project, Secret Theatre, Buswhick Starr, Classical Theatre Of Harlem, Martha Graham Studio. www.jasonfok.com
REUBEN E. NATAN, ASM: Reuben E. Natan is a recent graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. This is his third involvement in a FringeNYC show. He'd like to thank his family and all those that he considers family for all their love and support.
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HOLLY BUCZEK, CASTING: Wojcik|Seay Casting is Scott Wojcik and Gayle Seay. Along with Holly Buczek, CSA, they cast all mediums. Tours: Vocalosity, Flashdance, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde (National and Korean), Joseph….Dreamcoat, Oklahoma! and A Chorus Line. Off Broadway includes: Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play with Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif, Handle With Care with Carol Lawrence, Triassic Parq, 666 and more. Regional: Multiple seasons/shows for Riverside Theatre, FL; Arvada Center, CO; The Engeman Theatre, NY; Theatre Raleigh, NC; Stages St Louis, MO; Theatre Aspen, CO and Tuacahn PAC, UT. Pilots: “Upstate” and “Stand – In”, Films: “Best Man In The Dark”, “Tommy Battles The Silver Sea Dragon”, “My Prologue”. Webseries: “The Fuzz”. For FringeNYC: The Independents (Voted Best of Fest 2012, and ranked #8 on Huffington Post’s “Best Shows of 2012”). Currently: The Hunt with John Walsh on CNN. www.wscasting.com
MICHAEL TOBIAS, WEB DESIGN: Michael helps people and brands tell their stories through technology, digital content, and design. He’s built solutions for eminent artists such as Nikon Ambassador Vincent Versace and executive producer Maria Baltazzi (Survivor, Expedition Africa: Stanley & Livingstone) as well as other photographers, producers, and personalities in Los Angeles. As an artist himself, he writes and executive produces award-winning digital content such as Buffering (EP, HollyWeb Festival & Shorty Awards nominations) and American Dynasty (writer, best screenplay, Largo Film Awards). www.mktbs.com