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Past Production:
Circus Theatricals 14th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays
May 22 - June 28 2009
 

 

 

Circus Theatricals 14th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays

Circus Theatricals presents a Festival of new one act plays, all Los Angeles premieres! Written by seasoned and emerging playwrights.

Starring The Circus Theatrical Studio Ensemble.

Venue: Circus Theatricals at the LEX Theatre:
6760 Lexington Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90038
Ample Street Parking

 

EVENING A: - Fridays at 8pm
May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26


LA 8 AM
written by Mark Harvey Levine
directed by Murielle Zuker
with: Claudia Blair, Jonathan Doone, Elizabeth Osbourne, James Skylar

Night Vision
written by S.L. Daniels
Directed by Bibi Tinsley
with Melissa Powell

The Nobel Sons of Popeye
written by Murray Scott Changar
directed by Bibi Tinsley
with Joe Bays and Tom Groenwald

Action and Reaction
written by Jo-el Hennigh Doty
directed by Elise Robertson
with MJ Karmi & Alexander Wells

Always
written by Natalie Bates
directed by Robert Cicchini
with Byron Field, Chelsea Povall, Susan Ziegler

Luncholution
written by Sharyn Rothstein
directed by Joe Bays
with Dana Baron & Vanessa Waters

EVENING B: SATURDAYS at 8pm
May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27


The Seeker
written by Sean David Bennett
directed by Robert Cicchini
with: Jordan Lund & Bibi Tinsley

A Haunting Confession
written by Joe Bays
Directed by Jose Element
with Brendan Brandt, John Copeland, Chelsea Povall

Parent Interview
written by Justin Warner
directed by Joe Bays
with Ellen Abrams, Cameron Meyer, Alan Wells

The Education of Macoloco
written by Jen Silverman
directed by Jade Sealey
with Brenda Brandt, Jordan Lund, Elise Robertson

The War of Virginia and Alabama
written by Dawson Moore
directed by John Ross Clark
with Lisa Christensen, Tom Groenwald, Mona Lee Wylde

 

EVENING C: SUNDAYS at 7pm
May 25, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Game Seven
written by Matt Tucker
directed by Dedalus Hyde
with: John Ross Clark, Scott Sheldon

To Arms
written by Jennifer Castello
Directed by John Ross Clark
with Jonah Bay, Anthony Cran, Desiree Hall, Jace McLane, Susane Lee, Courtney Munch

The Test
written by Paula J. Caplan
directed by Vanessa Waters
with Floyd Lewis & Christopher Smith

The Market
written by Joe Bays
directed by Floyd Lewis
with Tom Groenwald, Desiree Hall & Dre Slaman

So Near and Yet So Noir
written by Chuck Rose
directed by Joel Polis
with Jim McCaffree, Emily Merryn, & Danica Sanders

 

 

ACTOR BIOS (in alphabetical order)

Ellen Abrams

ELLEN ABRAMS Amanda Nemkoff in Parent Interview

Ellen is thrilled to be a member of Circus Theatricals. She hails from the lovely, yet frosty town of Minneapolis, Minnesota and trained at The Guthrie Theater and privately with Cheryl Moore Brinkley, Wide Variety Theater, The Academy for Film & Television and Margolis-Brown Company. Upon her defrosting in Los Angeles, she participated in Shakespeare Santa Monica and Big Sur Theatre Lab, performed with Shakespeare Monica and Hollywood Fight Club in addition to varied film and television projects. Much gratitude to Jack and Jeannine Stehlin and this amazing ensemble of artists for a dream come true.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Jonah Bay

JONAH BAY Edward in To Arms

Jonah Bay is most honored to be working Circus Theatricals.  After some years in NYC doing downtown theatre and some uptown too, including Broadway productions of Uncle Vanya and Hurrah at Last at the Roundabout;he went West.  TV and Film includes Grey's Anatomy, The 4400, Sex and the City, Upstate.  Love to my divine Leila.    

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Joe Bays

JOE BAYS Director of Lunch-o-lution / Playwright: The Market, and A Haunting Confession / Actor: The Noble Sons of Popeye

With Circus Theatricals: Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks (writer/director), The Circle. LA theatrical credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queen s at the Attic.  New York credits include Dispatches From Hell, Streamers and W.C. Fields - 100 Proof.  He was also in As You Like It at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Death of a Salesman and O. Henry’s Christmas at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.  Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “Mike Hammer”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens", "Without a Trace", “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Indecent Proposal”, " “Shopgirl” and "Spiderman - 3". 

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Dana Lyn Baron

 

DANA LYN BARON Allison Spangler in Lunch-o-lution

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth, The Women (LA Times Critics’ Choice)

Stage credits include: Hurly Burly, Crimes of the Heart, Red Cross, Twelfth Night, 42 nd Street (with Kirby Ward & Kathy Wydner), Singin’ in the Rain (with Kirby Ward & Joel Blum), Sugar Babies (with Rip Taylor & Toni Kaye), No, No Nanette, Kopit & Yeaston’s Phantom, Weird Romance (West Coast Premiere), and others. Film/TV credits include: David Zucker’s An American Carol, Rene Alberta’s Dream Date (Cannes 2009), Paul Auster’s Lulu on the Bridge (with Harvey Keitel & Mira Sorvino), General Hospital, The Young & the Restless. Voice Over highlights include: 24 Day Zero (as Teri & Kim Bauer, opposite Kiefer Sutherland), World of Warcraft (as Lady Liadrin), Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (as Sonya Blade), among many others. She attended The La Jolla Playhouse Summer Conservatory (apprentice to Bill Irwin for Regard of Flight), the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University, and has a BA in Mass Communications from UCLA. Through her LongStoryShort Productions, she has produced & starred in Riley’s Fan, Night Crew, and produced Ultraviolet, a short action film by award-winning director and writer, Paul Budnitz. www.danalynbaron.com

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

Claudia Blair

 

CLAUDIA BLAIR GGG in LA 8 AM

This is Claudia’s first appearance with Circus Theatricals. She thanks Jack Stehlin, Jeannine Wisnowsky Stehlin, Elise Robertson, and the director and cast of “LA 8AM” for making it possible and enjoyable. For more information about Claudia, please refer to imDbPro.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Brendan Brandt

BRENDAN BRANDT Macoloco in The Education of Macoloco and John Smith in A Haunting Confession

Brendan is excited to be doing his second CT show having just played Malcolm in "Macbeth". Other LA theater includes "Miss Margarida's Way" and the musical "Twist". He recently starred in a web-series, "Overkill: A Love Story", with Tom Arnold and Allison Munn. Brendan also co-authored a book titled "Waiting Tables, Dodging Bullets" which can be found in bookstores and on Amazon.com.

Member of the the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

Lisa Christensen

Lisa Christensen

LISA CHRISTENSEN Missy Sue in The War of Virginia and Alabama

Lisa Christensen is thrilled to be performing in her second Circus Theatricals production after playing the Gentlewoman in Macbeth just a month ago.  LA Credits - Full Monty (Toni/Ensemble) with Theatre7, Merrily We Roll Along (Ensemble/Meg u/s) with Chromolume Theatre Company, The Fly (Party Goer) with LA Opera, Surf Orpheus (Ensemble/Swing) at the Getty Villa.  San Diego Credits - Hair (Jeannie) with Fritz Theatre, Bash (Sue) with Walt Jones, and Come Blow Your Horn (Peggy) with Onstage Playhouse (ACT award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy).  Much love and thanks! Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. 

 

 

John Ross Clark

John Ross Clark

JOHN ROSS CLARK Weigart in Game 7
Director of The War Between Virginia and Alabama and To Arms.

This is John's seventh production working with Circus and the first of the one-acts in which he has performed and is directing.  Past shows include TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE MISANTHROPE, LOOSE ENDS, GREENSWARD, and RICHARD III.   After nearly thirty years and virtually hundreds of shows John still finds it a thrill to tackle challenging new material.  Love goes out to Cody and Emily.  

 

John Copeland

John Copeland

JOHN COPELAND Father O'Casey in A Haunting Confession

With Circus Theatricals:  The Tailor in Taming of the Shrew. Credits include Pa Joad in The Grapes of Wrath;  Bobby Brady in The Real Live Brady Bunch (with Jane Lynch and Andy Richter);   and Horatio in Hamlet (with Del Close and Aidan Quinn).  He also produced and starred in the original musicals Fat! and Go Aks Alice with Big Queen Productions, as well as Krazy Girls, an award winning short film at Outfest.  He trained at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago. 

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. 

Anthony Cran

ANTHONY CRAN Mike in To Arms

Anthony has performed on stage in Los Angeles, New York, Canada, Britain and Germany. Recent Los Angeles credits include Crack Whore, Bulimic, Girl-Next-Door by Marnie Olson and Auto-Da-Fe. He played Luke and Beau in the world premiere of the last two plays that Tennessee Williams' wrote,The Traveling Companion and The Chalky White Substance, in the UK. He has appeared in numerous films.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. 

Jonathan Doone

JONATHAN DOONE Kevin in LA 8AM

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth.

TV / Film credits; Three Men and  Baby Grand (SBS), Dancing With the stars (ABC), Boston Girls, Guns Point. Theatre; Burn The Floor ( Radio City Music Hall) Floorplay, Worlds Greatest Dance Spectacular (Michael Edgely Prod.)

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

 

 

Byron Field

BYRON FIELD Marty in Always

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth, Safe, Joey (Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays), Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks, Antigone, As You LIke It, Loose Ends, The Three Sisters, The SeaGull, Straight Talk, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Another Part of the Forest, Careless Love (Theatre Group), Men Without Dates (Artists Play Circle) and Long Days Journey in to Night (Artists Play Circle). Film/TV credits include: "Carpoolers," (ABC), series regular on “Spyder Games” (MTV), “Chain of Command” (HBO Movie), “City Guys” (NBC) and “The Real McCoy” (Propaganda Films). Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

 

Tom Groenwald

TOM GROENWALD Ted in The Market, and Donald in The War of Virginia and Alabama; Flynn in The Noble Sons of Popeye

With Circus Theatricals:Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, Mr. Monroe in Safe (LA Times Critics Choice), Frankie in Moon Man (Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays). Other stage credits include: The Big Ever After, Cenci (ARK Theatre Co). In Chicago: Damage Control (Noble Fool), MacBett ( Greasy Joan Theatre), Private Eyes, The Secret Rapture (Element Theatre), and more. TV/Film: "Early Edition," "Lady Blue," "Heavens Fall," "Almost Salinas" and "Beyond the Pale."

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. 

Desiree Hall

DESIREE HALL Ruth in To Arms, Dee in The Market

Desiree Hall is very excited to be a part of the One Act Festival! She was recently seen on ABC’s “Brothers & Sisters” and TNT’s “Trust Me”, in addition to starring in several national commercials & award winning short films. Visit www.desireehall.com for more information & updates!

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble

 

MJ KARMI Marion in Action and Reaction

M.J. recently appeared in The Women for Circus Theatricals Studio Theatre. 

She has appeared in numerous theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  Her television credits include; Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Jericho, The Guardian, GuidingLight and The Awful Truth.  M.J. can be seen in Julia now playing in theatres and starring in Moonlight Sonata in June 2009 at the Staten Island Film Festival.  M.J. holds an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio at The New School.  She is a member of The Actors Studio and of The Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Susane Lee

SUSANE LEE Amy in To Arms

Susane is thrilled to be a part of the one act festival!  Much gratitude and love to Jack, Jeannine, the writer, the director, and cast of TO ARMS!!!  Past television and film credits include:  Grey's Anatomy, Without a Trace, The Shield, Monk, The Ghost Whisperer, Gilmore Girls, and most recently The Soloist.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Floyd Lewis, Jr.

FLOYD LEWIS, JR. Cleveland in The Test

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth, Joey, Twelfth Night, Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Barnette Lloyd in Crimes of the Heart (Great Scenes from Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays), Oscar in Another Part of the Forest (“ Great Scenes from Classic American Plays”) Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (“ Great Scenes by Anton Chekhov”) Norman in Boys Next Door (“Ten Great Scenes”).Originally from North Carolina, Floyd is a UCLA graduate,proud member of Circus Theatricals Studio for Actors and just living the dream!

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

 

Jordan Lund

JORDAN LUND Father/Nurse in The Education of Macoloco, Neil in The Seeker

For Circus Theatricals: The Taming of the Shrew, Safe, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Weedwacker, Man.Gov, As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Tartuffe, First to The Egg, Bender, The Sanest Men in America. Jordan also directed the One-Act, Joey. On Broadway: (Belasco, NYSF) in Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and Macbeth. Other NY: The Golem, Twelfth Night, and King John (Delacorte, NYSF), Eric Bogosian’s I Saw the Seven Angels (The Kitchen), Sleep and Tis Pity She’s A Whore (LaMama) Regional: Romeo and Juliet (dir. Sir Peter Hall, Ahmanson Theatre), Scapin (dir. Bartlett Sher, Portland Stage Company), Scaramouche (dir. B.H. Barry, TheatreVirgina). In LA: The Cradle Will Rock, Starr Struck, Hello Again (Blank Theatre), The Shadow of a Gunman, Hogan's Goat, Boo (Pacific Resident Theatre).


Over 75 film and TV appearances include: "The Bucket List", "Doc Hollywood", "Speed", "Species”, "Lonesome Dove", "The Stand", “Without A Trace”, "NYPD Blue", "Cheers", "Frasier", "Firefly", "Law and Order", "Star Trek DS9 & TNG, Enterprise", "ER," "Chicago Hope", "The Practice."


Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University. tlbrsm

 

Jim McCaffree

JIM McCAFFREE Nathan in So Near and Yet So Noir

Jim hails from Chicago, where he performed with WNEP Theater and The Free Associates, among many other companies. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has appeared in numerous commercials, ABC’s Carpoolers, and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. He performed organic improvisation for several years as part of the Hothouse Spontaneous Theatre Company and produced the two-person improv show The Everitt & McCaffree Hour. His improv trio Pale Irish Bastards has appeared in numerous improv festivals around the country, including the San Francisco Improv Festival and Hawaii Improvaganza. For Circus Theatricals: Taming of the Shrew.

Jace McLean

Jace McLean

JACE MCLEAN Jack in To Arms

Jace McLean is proud to be making his first appearance as a member of Circus Theatricals. He'd like to thank his fellow cast members and company members for making "The One Act Festival" so much darn fun. 

Emily Merryn

EMILY MERRYN Carmen in So Near and Yet So Noir
is really excited to be part of Circus's One-Act Play Festival this year. Prior stage credits are Sister Cities Girlesque , Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner , Running Star t, Finding Grafenberg  and 4Play: Sex in a Series . Film and television credits are Law and Order: SVU , Like a Springsteen Song , Serial , Boob Jobs and Jesus , Passed Over

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Cameron Meyer

CAMERON MEYER Marla Truro in Parent Interview

Theatre includes The Women (Circus Theatricals), Safe (Circus Theatricals), Cold/Tender (Theatre at Boston Court), Sounds from a Converted Garage (The Groundlings), Six Characters In Search Of an Author (Theatre Row Theatre NYC, dir. Broadway producer Timothy Childs), Valerie Shoots Andy (Off-B’way, American Place Theatre), Hamlet (Yale University).  Sketch comedy: “Sands of Passion” directed by Jerry Zucker (nationalbanana.com) and weekly performances at The Laugh Factory, Improv Olympic West and Friars Club Beverly Hills.  TV: “Hawthorne,” “Monk,” “Veronica Mars,” “Day Break,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children.”  Film: “Pic Six,” “Mao.”  More at www.cameronmeyer.com.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Courtney Munch

Courtney Munch

COURTNEY MUNCH Sarah in To Arms

Courtney Munch recently moved here from NYC. Some film credits include "Star Trek," "I Am Legend," "Two Men," and a film adaptation of "Mud."  She has studied with Larry Moss, Caryn West, and Wynn Handman. She also assisted Wynn Handman as a director and has directed many one person shows in NYC. She is excited to be a part of Circus Theatricals.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Elizabeth Osbourn

ELIZABETH OSBOURN Paige Kirkwood in LA 8AM

Elizabeth Osbourn is thrilled to be making her Circus Theatricals debut.  Graduate of Boston University's BFA Theatre Studies Program. Recent short film credits include The Closer (Bartender) and Entry Level (Holly). Member of Circus Theatricals studio ensemble. Thanks to friends and family for all your support."

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Chelsea Povall

CHELSEA POVALL Celia in Always and Louise in A Haunting Confession

With Circus Theatricals:  Macbeth,  The Women,   Star Song,  365 Days/Plays.  An LA Native, Chelsea’s theater credits include: The Night of the Black Cat (Edgemar CTA),  Brigadoon (GCT), at PCPA Theaterfest: Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Sound of Music, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. At Tuacahn Amphitheater: Annie Get your Gun, Seven Brides... Oklahoma!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She also performed as a Lead Singer and Dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines. She is a graduate of The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. (PCPA).

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

Melissa Powell

MELISSA POWELL Ashley in Night Vision

Melissa holds a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of Arts, at the Experimental Theatre Wing. Melissa studied poetry and spoken-word performance at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and writes most of her own work for the stage and has performed in downtown New York locations such as P.S.122 and La Mama. Favorite roles include: Lady Anne (Richard III Redux), Marianne ( Tartuffe), Olivia (Twelfth Night), and Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Broadway musical NERDS! Melissa is thrilled to be a new member of Circus and hopes you enjoy the show!

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Elise Robertson

Elise Robertson

ELISE ROBERTSON Anessa in The Education of Macoloco / Director of Action and Reaction

Elise Robertson is an Emmy and Cine-Golden Eagle award winning film and television director, Selected credits include THE SENSIBLE THING, KING OF THE BINGO GAME and scenes from Ralph Ellisons novel INVISIBLE MAN, all for PBS. Theatre directing credits for Circus Theatricals include 2008s THE WOMEN (for which Elise received a Garland Critics nomination for Best Director), world premiere SISTER CITIES (which went on to become a critical darling of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), SEDUCED, and numerous one act plays. Also an actor, selected stage credits include: THE THREE SISTERS, BETRAYAL, OURSELVES ALONE, THE SEAGULL, OLEANNA. TV/Film credits include: SIX FEET UNDER, GREYS ANATOMY, GILMORE GIRLS, GOOD HUMOR MAN, TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Elise is an Associate Artist, directs and teaches acting with Circus Theatricals. She is also the mother of two darling girls, Stella and Sadie, ages 4 and 2.

Danica Sanders

Danica Sanders

DANICA SANDERS Tammy in So Near and Yet So Noir

This is Danica’s first production with Circus Theatricals.  She’s incredibly blessed and honored to be a part of such a tremendously talented group of people. 

Favorite roles include: Dora in The Swan, Adrianna in The Comedy of Errors, Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew, and Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest."

Scott Sheldon

Scott Sheldon

SCOTT SHELDON Tommy in Game 7

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth in Macbeth.

Scott is a graduate of the neighborhood playhouse in NYC where he lived for 11 years and was a member of The Bridge theater company. He has appeared in numerous plays, commercials and a Television.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

James Skylar

James Skylar

JAMES SKYLAR AAA in LA 8 AM

James Skylar recently relocated to Los Angeles from San Francisco. James just recently completed a 35mm short film he wrote and directed. Theatre credits include Billy in California Suite, Dorn in The Seagull, and Jerry in Zoo Story. This is James first performance with Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. 

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Dre Slaman

Dré Slaman

DRÉ SLAMAN Carol in The Market

Dré is a San Diego native who moved to Los Angeles after earning her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Northern Illinois University. She has also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre and the William Esper Acting Studio in New York. In LA, she has been seen in the US premiere of the Arab-Israeli Cookbook, Albee’s Everything in The Garden, and What the Rabbi Saw, among others. Other credits include: Jedlikova in David Edgar’s Pentecost, Jeanie in Hair, and Zara in Congreve’s The Mourning Bride. Dré has most recently been seen in NBC’s MEDIUM.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith

CHRISTOPHER SMITH Bradley in The Test

Chris is excited to be making his Circus Theatricals Debut with The Test.  He was last seen as the Narrator in the Los Angeles Premiere of The Pavilion and as David in Orange Flower Water, both at the Lyric Theatre in Hollywood.  Other credits include True West, Arlington, Kaputnik, The Cherry Orchard and Marat/Sade.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Bibi Tinsley

Bibi Tinsley

BIBI TINSLEY Tamar in The Seeker, director of The Noble Sons of Popeye and Night Vision

With Circus Theatricals: The Taming of the Shrew, The Women. In Chicago, Bibi worked with Element, Steppenwolf, and Frump Tucker. Los Angeles theatre: Cubicles, Dancing With The Bad Man, Sister Cities at Alliance Rep; Hamlet, The Fox, As Bees In Honey Drown, Frozen at The Ark; A Match Made In Hell at TheatrExpresso; and 10 X Ten and The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell at The Met Theatre Company. Films include: " Baron Road", and "Almost Salinas".

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Vanessa Waters

Vanessa Waters

VANESSA WATERS Joan in Lunch-o-lution / Director of The Test

With Circus Theatricals: Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Mary in The Women, Friend #1 in Star Song from The Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays 2007/2008, Directed Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays. Vanessa has made many appearances on stage here in Los Angeles. Some favorite roles are: Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Jill in Johnson Over Jordan, Helen in Baby with the Bathwater, Petra in An Enemy of the People and Queen Elizabeth in Richard III. On screen Vanessa can be heard in X-Men II as a loop group artist and seen in various independent films. Vanessa is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) and received her BFA in Theater from Ithaca College. Thanks to Joe, Jack, Jeannine, and the talented casts of the One Acts.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. Vanessa is also Production Coordinator for Circus Theatricals.

 

Alan Wells

Alan Wells

ALAN WELLS Jeff Nemkoff in Parent Interview

Hailing from a town outside of Akron, Ohio, he first got his taste for acting while appearing in a local
community production of "Fiddler on the Roof." Spurred by his love for film, he followed his drive to L.A. in order to pursue a career professionally. In addition to acting, he is currently earning his art degree in the Santa Monica area and credits Batman, great white sharks, and Meryl Streep as his biggest influences.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Alexander Wells

Alexander Wells

ALEXANDER WELLS Phillip in Action and Reaction

Alexander Wells is happy to be back with Circus Theatricals after appearing in "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Odyssey directed by Jack Stehlin. Other recent credits: Menelaus in Tony Tanner's "The Trojan Women/The Aftermath" (L.A. Times Critics' Choice), Barebones Theatre Co. in West Hollywood and “Fatboy,” Need Theater (2008 LA Weekly Award for "Best Comedy Performance"). Alex is a member of the Classical Theatre Lab and Son of Semele Ensemble. He dedicates his performance to his dear wife Susan, their daughter Maddie and their cat, Gus.

Mona Lee Wylde

Mona Lee Wylde

MONA LEE WYLDE AKA LEE WYLDE Virginia in The War of Virginia and Alabama

With Circus Theatricals: The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth.
Odyssey Theatre: The Oldest Profession, Fools in Love.

Originated the Fortune Teller in Biking with Andrew Scott (world premier/Write act Theatre). Independent films include: Firsts, My Little Secret, A Different Tune. Feature films: 500 Days of Summer, Haunted Mansion. A graduate of New York's Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mona Lee originated funny Sheila in Tom Donohoe's Open House and achieved critical acclaim for Dorrie in Stan Luchow's The New York Bench Plays. She is also a rhythm tap dancer and an award winning photographer. See more at www.monaleewylde.com.

Member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Susan Ziegler

Susan Ziegler

SUSAN ZIEGLER Sheryl in Always

With Circus Theatricals: The world premiere Sister Cities, As You Like It (as Rosalind), Macbeth, The Circle, and What Went Wrong With The King & Queen Of America.

Off & Off-Off Broadway includes: Oona & Lurleen (The Public Theatre), Angel City, Suicide in B Flat, Hamlet, The Duchess of Malfi, and the title character in Co-Dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (The Public Theatre; W.O.W Café). LA theatre includes: the critically acclaimed Cheyenne, The American Way, Under My Thumb (as Marianne Faithfull), and Boiler Room. International Theatre includes: Sister Cities (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival ’08) and assorted Icelandic endeavors. TV includes: Without A Trace, The Middleman, The West Wing, Silk Stalkings, Passions, Arrest & Trial, and Days Of Our Lives. Film includes: TiMERs, Lying In Wait (with Virginia Madsen and Rutger Hauer), The Groom, Attitudes, Love Me Twice, The Window, Wild Bill and Big Brother Trouble. Her most recent film, Countertransference, will open this Spring. Susan is a graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing.

Susan is member of Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

  DIRECTOR BIOS

Joe Bays

JOE BAYS Director of Lunch-o-lution / Playwright: The Market, and A Haunting Confession / Actor: The Noble Sons of Popeye

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks (writer/director), The Circle. LA theatrical credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queen s at the Attic.  New York credits include Dispatches From Hell, Streamers and W.C. Fields - 100 Proof.  He was also in As You Like It at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Death of a Salesman and O. Henry’s Christmas at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.  Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “Mike Hammer”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens", "Without a Trace", “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Indecent Proposal”, " “Shopgirl” and "Spiderman - 3". 

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Robert Cicchini

ROBERT CICCHINI Director: Always and The Seeker

As a director with Circus Theatricals: The Heiress. As an actor with Circus Theatricals: Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, Hedda Gabler, Tartuffe, Modigliani, the Circle, The Job (Garland Award for Acting).

Other Stage: The Screens, As is, The Taming of the Shrew, Woycek. Over 150 credits in film, television and theatre. Films include: Dream Girls, War of the Worlds, EM, Primary Colors, Paths to War, Play Dead, Light Sleeper, Mrs. Harris, The Godfather III. Television includes recurring roles on: NCIS, Six Feet Under,24, and guest star appearances on The Sopranos, Everybody Hates Chris, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Without a Trace, State of Mind, Shark, CSI New York, NYPD Blue, The Practice, Las Vegas, etc. Graduate of the NYU graduate acting program.

Circus Theatricals Associate Artist since 1987.

Jose Element

JOSE ELEMENT Director of A Haunting Confession

Jose Element With Circus Theatricals: Macduff in Macbeth. Jose has appeared in film, tv and theatre in LA, NYC and his native Sydney. Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

 

 

 

 

Dedalus Hyde

DEDALUS HYDE Director of Game Seven

Dedalus grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he recently played the role of Virgil in If Only at the Marin County Fringe Festival. Los Angeles theatre credits include Curio in Twelfth Night and Bob in Joey, both with Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth Theater, and as himself in the Take Fountain Players production of Strangers and Friends. He is currently in rehearsal for a lead role in Theatre Yawp’s production of Play with a Knife at the Stages Theater, opening in late April. Dedalus has appeared in numerous independent films and television shows, most recently as Martin in “Justice for All” and as Daniel Archambault in “Andrew Jackson”. He is a proud graduate of UCLA.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

Joel Polis

JOEL POLIS Director of So Near and Yet So Noir

Joel Polis last appeared at the Odyssey Theatre as Ezra Pound in Michael Bolus?
bioplay, "Pound of Flesh" (LADCC nomination for Leading Performance). Other
Odyssey productions include "Richard the Third" and "The Cherry Orchard" with Circus
Theatricals, "Three Travelers" and "After Crystal Night".  Other theater credits-"Don?t
Talk to the Actors" (Laguna Playhouse), "Julius Caesar" and "Midsummer Night?s
Dream"(Old Globe), "The Merchant of Venice", "Oleanna", "Names" (Matrix), "The Baby
Dance" (Pasadena Playhouse), and "Anne Frank" (Rubicon Theater). Joel has 100+
credits in television and Þlm. Thanks to James, Emily, and Danika for the memory.

Elise Robertson

ELISE ROBERTSON Director of Action and Reaction Anessa in The Education of Macoloco

Elise Robertson is an Emmy and Cine-Golden Eagle award winning film and television director, Selected credits include THE SENSIBLE THING, KING OF THE BINGO GAME and scenes from Ralph Ellisons novel INVISIBLE MAN, all for PBS. Theatre directing credits for Circus Theatricals include 2008s THE WOMEN (for which Elise received a Garland Critics nomination for Best Director), world premiere SISTER CITIES (which went on to become a critical darling of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), SEDUCED, and numerous one act plays. Also an actor, selected stage credits include: THE THREE SISTERS, BETRAYAL, OURSELVES ALONE, THE SEAGULL, OLEANNA. TV/Film credits include: SIX FEET UNDER, GREYS ANATOMY, GILMORE GIRLS, GOOD HUMOR MAN, TWO AND A HALF MEN.

Elise is an Associate Artist, directs and teaches acting with Circus Theatricals. She is also the mother of two darling girls, Stella and Sadie, ages 4 and 2.

Jade Sealey

JADE SEALEY director of The Education of Macoloco

Circus Theatricals credits include: Crystal Allen in The Women, Shannon Gosling in Safe, Laura G. in Man.gov, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian Almond in The Heiress, Weedwacker, the title role in Iphigenia in Aulis, Sister Cities, Coffee to Go (The Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays), The Circle, Deconstructing the Torah. Other stage credits include the roles of Cavale in Sam Sheperd’s Cowboy Mouth, Indra’s daughter in Strindberg’s A Dream Play, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Constanze in Amadeus, Mary in Green Eyes Dreaming. TV includes “Saturday Night Live” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Jade received her BA and went to graduate school in Theatre Arts at UCSC where she did two seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

 

Bibi Tinsley

BIBI TINSLEY Tamar in The Seeker, director of The Noble Sons of Popeye and Night Vision

With Circus Theatricals: The Taming of the Shrew, The Women. In Chicago, Bibi worked with Element, Steppenwolf, and Frump Tucker. Los Angeles theatre: Cubicles, Dancing With The Bad Man, Sister Cities at Alliance Rep; Hamlet, The Fox, As Bees In Honey Drown, Frozen at The Ark; A Match Made In Hell at TheatrExpresso; and 10 X Ten and The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell at The Met Theatre Company. Films include: " Baron Road", and "Almost Salinas".

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Vanessa Waters

VANESSA WATERS Director of The Test; Joan in Lunch-o-lution

With Circus Theatricals: Lady Macduff in Macbeth, Mary in The Women, Friend #1 in Star Song from The Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays 2007/2008, Directed Week 50 of 365 Days/Plays. Vanessa has made many appearances on stage here in Los Angeles. Some favorite roles are: Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Jill in Johnson Over Jordan, Helen in Baby with the Bathwater, Petra in An Enemy of the People and Queen Elizabeth in Richard III. On screen Vanessa can be heard in X-Men II as a loop group artist and seen in various independent films. Vanessa is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA Theaterfest) and received her BFA in Theater from Ithaca College. Thanks to Joe, Jack, Jeannine, and the talented casts of the One Acts.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. Vanessa is also Production Coordinator for Circus Theatricals.

Murielle Zuker

MURIELLE ZUKER director of LA 8AM

As an actor with Circus Theatricals: The Women.

Murielle is a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television with an emphasis in Acting. Since graduating she has trained in Meisner Technique at The Actor’s Workout Studio and has been a member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble since 2008. Favorite theatre credits include Mala, Starcrossed, Bunker Bingo Blitz, The Zoo Story, Brechtfast, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. She is proud to be appearing in this Circus Theatricals’ production of Macbeth.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

  PLAYWRIGHT BIOS More to come!

Natalie Bates

 

NATALIE BATES Playwright: Always

After a successful acting career in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, Natalie Bates turned to writing. Her first novel, Friend Of The Family, was published by Athenaeum to excellent reviews, in 1988. Since then she has written five children’s books and edited a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction works, most recently "For The Sake Of Peace", a collection of essays on world peace from a Buddhist perspective, which won a Nautilus Award. After moving back to the east coast, Natalie has returned to her roots in the theater, this time as a playwright, and in the last year three of her one-act plays have been performed at the HB Playwrights Foundation Theater in New York City. She’s delighted that her work has been selected to be part of Circus Theatrical’s One-Act Play Festival.

 

 

Joe Bays

Joe Bays

JOE BAYS Playwright: The Market, and A Haunting Confession

Writing bio: Over two decades of stage plays. With Circus Theatricals:Love and Sex Over Dinner and Drinks, The Last Fling, and The Regular Thursday Night.Acting: Joe is a familiar face with over 100 commercials to hs credit. Film and TV work includes "Without a Trace," "That Championship Season," "3rd Rock From the Sun," "Space Jam," "Office Space," "Indecent Proposal," "Shopgirl," and "Spider-Man 3". Directing: Artistic Director of Hasselfree Murder Mystery Theatre Company in NYC. For Circus: Love and Sex Over Dinner and Drinks and The Regular Thursday Night.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble. Literary Coordinator for Cicus Theatricals.

 

Sean David Bennett

Sean David Bennett

SEAN DAVID BENNETT Playwright: The Seeker

Recipient of an Edward F. Albee Playwriting Fellowship, a three-month writer-in-residence Fellowship from the Montana Artists Refuge and a 2009 Playwriting scholarship from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a member of the Kennedy Center’s Playwriting Intensive, where he studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner Marsha Norman, Lee Blessing, Arthur Kopit, and Ken Ludwig. His plays have been seen or given readings in the United States, Europe and Australia. In the fall Syracuse University Press will publish his monologue, “Eleanor” in The Actors Audition Book. His plays include “A HOUSE DIVIDED,” a scathing look at clergy sex abuse and the church hierarchy. It has been produced both in New York and California, and has won two Best Play awards. Last year, his anti-war play, “BRING ‘EM ON!” had a successful engagement at the Arena Theatre in New York, His short play “THIRST” won a Claire Donaldson award Other plays include GEORGE W. BUSH – THE MUSICAL” andAN AMERICAN FALL,” about Adlai Stevenson, Joseph McCarthy and the 1952 Presidential election. A new play, “TOO OLD TO CRY” is being readied for a 2010 production. In Boston, where he currently makes his home, he has directed acclaimed productions of “BEYOND THERAPY” “‘night Mother” and “LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT,”.

Paula J Caplan

Paula J. Caplan

PAULA J. CAPLAN Playwright: The Test

Paula J. Caplan's plays have been performed across North America and have won a variety of awards, including the Pen and Brush New Plays Contest, the Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Plays Festival, SUPERSlamBoston, the Arlene and William Lewis Playwriting Contest for Women, and Chance Theatre ( Anaheim) First Chance Festival. THE TEST planted the seed for a full-length documentary film she is making with Emmy-winning filmmaker Mark Harris, "The Jerome Bowden Story." Her latest play, WHAT MOMMY TOLD ME, was commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Source's Estrogenius festival.

Jennifer Castello

Jennifer Castello

JENNIFER CASTELLO Playwright: To Arms

Jennifer Castello is a BFA Playwriting student from The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, and hopes to graduate next year. She originally hails from Omaha, Nebraska, where she was a five-year member of the Young Playwrights troupe at the Omaha Theater Company. It was here with the OTC her very first play, The World According to Jack, made its premiere at the annual Omaha Young Playwrights Festival. Recently, she was awarded the Zach Helm Playwriting Scholarship for her work on her full-length, A Speech for Thomas Hawkins. Castello also enjoys fiction writing, having her short stories published in Threshold Literary Magazine and Fine Lines Writing Journal. In January, her novel, An American Exodus, was deemed a semi-finalist for the Hidden Rivers Fiction Competition. This May, Castello returns to the Wrights of Spring Festival in Chicago to workshop her new script, Shiloh , Shake the World to Turn; a historical piece depicting the summer of 1968.

 

Murray Scott Changer

Murray Scott Changer

MURRAY SCOTT CHANGER Playwright: The Noble Sons of Popeye

Murray graduated Webster College in 1977 and headed to New York where he performed at The McCarter in Coriolanus, American Theatre of Actors and Drama Committee Rep, and was featured in the movie The Chosen. He began writing plays in 2002: full-length The Gates of Helen (Atlanta, Georgia, Whole World Theatre, 2004), one-page play The Old Actor and the Whore (Lamia Ink, 2005), and short play White Picket Fence which was performed by Atlantis Playmakers for their Short Attention Span Play Festival and will be published in the 2009 Stage THIS! collection. Directing credits include the off-Broadway productions of Nelson and Simone: Out of Senses and Full Circle. Murray Scott died March 21, 2008, leaving behind his wonderful family, both immediate and extended, and the legacy that all plays written made their way to the stage.

S.L. Daniels

S.L. DANIELS Playwright: Night Vision

S. L. Daniels' play RAIN, RIVER, ICE, STEAM was produced in New York, Los Angeles, and in Chicago at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. Other work has been seen around the country at American Theatre Company, Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Live Bait Theatre, Gene Frankel Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, West End Theatre, Harold Clurman Theatre, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, and Victory Theatre Center. NIGHT VISION, a winner of the Theatre Oxford Short Play Contest, was performed in New York in Vignettes for the Apocalypse, where it received the 2009 Serling Award for Best Script, and in Australia in the 2009 Short and Sweet Festival. It will be performed in Chicago at Tympanic Theatre in the fall, and will be published in the upcoming Stage THIS! collection of plays

Jo-El Doty

Jo-el Henning Doty

JO-EL HENNING DOTY Playwright: Action and Reaction

Although my background is not formally in theater arts, (MBA; MA - Counseling) I've always been interested in creative writing, and my daughter's work in theater and film inspired me to try my hand at screenplays and stage plays.  Several have had well received readings but Action and Reaction seems to attract the most attention. Why do we act or not act in any given situation? Out of love? Fear? Self preservation? Responsibility to others? Responsibility to ourselves? I hope you find yourself wondering.

Mark Harvey Levine

Mark Harvey Levine

MARK HARVEY LEVINE Playwright: LA 8AM

Mark Harvey Levine has had over 400 productions of his plays from New York to Seoul to Sydney to Casablanca. An evening of his plays, "Aperitivos", played in Brazil (translated into Portuguese) from 2005 to 2007, ending with a National Tour there. Other evenings of his plays, "Cabfare For The Common Man" and "C'est Levine", have played in Los Angeles, Boston, Indianapolis and Amsterdam. This is his second time in a row in the festival, with his play "Saver" appearing last time. He lives online at www.markharveylevine.com. He lives offline in Pasadena with his lovely wife and toddler.

Dawson Moore

Dawson Moore

DAWSON MOORE Playwright: The War of Virginia and Alabama

Dawson Moore’s plays have been produced in across the country and in Italy. He has won national awards for his short comedies Bile in the Afterlife, In a Red Sea, The Bus, Burning, The Fears of Harold Shivvers, and Domestic Companion. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and New York City’s Circle East. Along with Aoise Stratford, he is the founding Co-Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company. He lives in Valdez, Alaska, where he coordinates the Last Frontier Theatre Conference ( www.pwscc.edu). He is online at www.dawsonmoore.com.

Chuck Rose

Chuck Rose

CHUCK ROSE Playwright: So Near and Yet So Noir

With Circus Theatricals: Playwright of SAFE (2008).

An award-winning filmmaker and prolific playwright, Mr. Rose’s writing/directing credits include the film Side Effects, starring Arye Gross (Best of Fest – Palm Springs, Official Selection – Toronto, Nantucket, Breckenridge), the feature Come As You Are, starring James Russo, The Elevator (Best Short Film - Denver, St. Louis. Official Selection - Toronto, AFI, Fort Lauderdale). Feature films in development include Steps and Crashers, both at Yari Film Group, and Almost Dangerous at Mandalay Films.

Produced plays include the critically acclaimed production of Safe, (Circus Theatricals at the Hayworth Theatre), Eye to Eye (American Globe Theatre, NYC), Weekend In Goshen (Theatre Geo, Los Angeles), Opening Ethyl (West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles), Tryst and Shout (Circus Theatricals at the Hudson Theatre), Double Feature and Looking For Lois (Both Finalists - Actors Theatre of Louisville’s National One-Act Play Contest).

Chuck is a Circus Theatricals Associate Artist.

 

Sharyn Rothstein

SHARYN ROTHSTEIN Playwright: Lunch-o-lution

Sharyn Rothstein is a New York City-based playwright, whose full-length and one acts plays have been workshopped and/or produced off and off-off Broadway by the Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges, 3Graces Theater Company, The Vital Theatre, Soho Think Tank, and at numerous theaters around the country. Sharyn is a member of Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s collective for emerging playwrights under the age of thirty. She is the winner of the Samuel French Short Play Contest, and four of her short plays have been published in Smith & Kraus’ The Best Ten Minute Plays anthologies. Sharyn’s ten minute play How to Speak Man will be re-anthologized next year by Playscripts.

 

Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman

JEN SILVERMAN Playwright: The Education of Macoloco

Although born in America, Jen Silverman was raised in a number of countries, including Japan, France, Finland, and New Zealand. She is currently an MFA candidate in playwriting at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop. Her plays have been produced at Brown University (where she received her BA), Rites & Reason Theatre in Rhode Island, The NYC International Fringe Festival, Fusion Theatre Company in New Mexico, LiveGirls! Theatre Company in Seattle, and Riverside Theatre's Walking the Wire Festival in Iowa City. Her work has been developed with New Georges in NYC, New York Stage & Film/Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre Company in Poughkeepsie, and with the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in San Francisco. Her play CRANE STORY received a reading in the 2009 hotINK International Play-Reading Festival in NYC, and is scheduled for production in 2011 with The Playwrights Realm in NYC. This summer, Jen will be a writer in residence at Hedgebrook International Women Writers Colony.

Matt Tucker

Matt Tucker

MATT TUCKER Playwright: Game 7

After graduating from California State, Fullerton, Matt was an Environmental Investigator for the County of Orange from 1998 – 2005. He began writing creatively in 2005 and moved to Los Angeles from Orange County shortly thereafter to pursue a career writing for TV and film. Matt also writes short stories, film reviews, produces independent cinema, and is currently editing his feature length documentary, “Billy Tucker Ends the Decade,” which he hopes to get into the festival circuit this fall.

 

Justin Warner

Justin Warner

JUSTIN WARNER Playwright: Parent Interview

Justin Warner's plays have been produced in over 25 cities.  Winner: Peabody Award, Global Age Project, Kennedy Center-ACTF, Jerry Harrington Award.  Finalist: Princess Grace, Heideman Award (six times).  Semi-finalist: O'Neill.  Publication: Original Works, Baker's, Smith & Kraus, BMI.  Associate Artist: AlterTheater ( San Rafael, CA).  Member: BMI Workshop, Dramatists Guild. 

  PRODUCTION BIOS
 


AMANDA KORKUNIS Stage Manager

Amanda Korkunis grew up around theatre in Hollywood and began stage crewing at age 13 at the Tamerind Theatre for the hit show "Comedy on the Rocks with a Twist." There began her interest in the operation of theatre. While attending college at UC Davis, she revived a non-profit theatre organization, Studio 301. She produced two full productions, artistically directed a series of short plays, and was instrumental in increasing the organization's financial integrity and net worth, more than doubling its working budget. She's now back in Hollywood, and pleased to be working on this production.

 

Jeannine Stehlin

JEANNINE STEHLIN Managing Director /Circus Theatricals

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Man.gov, Harm's Way, Twelfth Night, Sister Cities, Greensward, Complexity, phigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, (Odyssey Theatre/Circus Theatricals co-productions) The Circle and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Sound design credits include Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays (now playing), and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Her long list of acting credits include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her television debut as a child on the popular children's program, "Romper Room" in Pittsburgh.

Jeannine earned B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN Artistic Director, Circus Theatricals

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 50 plays in NYC and Los Angeles.

With Circus Theatricals: Harm's Way, (Los Angeles and Off-Broadway), and the Odyssey/Circus Theatricals productions of The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin., and The Circle, The Job (Circus Theatricals). Other Los Angeles Theatre: Salome (with Al Pacino), Speed-the-Plow (Odyssey), Habitation of Dragons (Zephyr). Notable New York credits: Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman's Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters). TV /film includes “Weeds,” "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino),"Without a Trace," "Monk," "JAG," "Buffy," "NCIS," "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER." Graduate of the Juilliard School, alumnus of John Houseman’s the Acting Company.

TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino) and guest star roles on "Without a Trace," "Monk," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "NCIS," "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER."

Jack will continue his role this season as DEA Captain Roy Till on the Showtime series "Weeds."

 


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