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Greg Oliver Bodine* (Artistic Director; Capt. Braddock in The Screaming Skull / Brisbane in The Upper Berth (Dark Soundings); Montresor in The Cask of Amontillado / Alfred in The Black Cat (Poe, Times Two); Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol; Director: Barrymore's Ghost; Whodunit Mystery Reading Series)  is an actor and writer dividing his time between Oyster Bay and New York City. He has performed in numerous regional and stock productions, including the premiere of his one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol in 2003.  New York acting credits: include shows at Metropolitan Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre, American Globe Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, FringeNYC, Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab, Columbia University M.F.A. Directing Program, Center Stage, Theater Ten Ten and FringeNYC. Film: Solar Vengeance, Trash It! and The Big CheatTelevision: Guiding Light, As The World Turns and Saturday Night Live. Greg is a graduate of Hobart College and the M.F.A. Drama Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Grants For the Arts Recipient, (A Christmas Carol) and currently works as a Theatre Teaching Artist in the Long Island School Partnership Program with Tilles Center For the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY. Greg's professional affiliations include: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors' Guild, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and The Dramatists Guild.  He is a member of the Writers' Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source and an Associate Artist with Living Image Arts in NYC.

 

Alan Dolderer (Reading Series Coordinator; recurring roles in Whodunit Mystery Reading Series) has spent something more than half his life in the theatre, both regionally and in Manhattan, with scripts both in and out of hand.  In a readers format he has performed in the past with The Shaw Project in plays by GBS and his contemporaries including WHEN WE ARE MARRIED, DANDY DICK, THE MADRAS HOUSE, THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA, TIME TO GO, PRESS CUTTINGS and MAN AND SUPERMAN; he also read the role of Captain Archbold in Greg Bodine’s adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s THE SECRET SHARER.   For the past ten years Alan has performed (as well as directed and provided sound effects) with the Cranston & Spade Theatre Company, a group he co-founded, in W-WOW! RADIO, presenting episodes of old-time radio mysteries like The Shadow, Sherlock Holmes, The Lives of Harry Lime, Sam Spade, Suspense, Night Beat, Mysterious Traveler, Bulldog Drummond, The Fat Man, Philip Marlowe, Richard Diamond, Dracula, War of the Worlds and A Christmas Carol at Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers in Manhattan.

 

Jason Vail (John Barrymore in Barrymore's Ghost; recurring roles in Whodunit Mystery Reading Series) Jason Vail performed in NSTG's inaugural performance of Barrymore's Ghost in 2002. He has also worked with such companies as Jean Cocteau Repertory, American Globe Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory, American Shakespeare Center, Shakespeare on the Hudson and others. He has recurring roles on Guiding Light, As The World Turns, One Life To Live and featured roles in Peter Bogdanovich's The Price of Heaven and Unsolved Mysteries. Recent film projects include The Jackknife Memoriam, Liar's Pendulum and The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether. Jason has an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Michael Frederic* (recurring roles in Whodunit Mystery Reading Series) is originally from Lafayette, Louisiana and was trained at the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was a member of the PlayMakers Repertory Company there.  Past roles include Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, Horatio in Hamlet, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, as well as roles in Gross Indecency, Violet, The Threepenny Opera, As You Like It, A Christmas Carol, and The Tempest.  He is happy to be involved in the reading series...and he makes a mean jambalaya.

 

Shana Solomon (Director: A Christmas Carol, 2004-09) has directed for the Genesius Theatre Guild, Columbia University, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New Jersey Rep. She has been the assistant director for Boomerang Theatre Company, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Mabou Minds, and the York Theatre Company. Shana is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, a member of the Junior Board at the Cherry Lane Theatre, and is the Associate Artistic Director of Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. Thanks to Manhattan Theatre Source, Mr. Dickens and, of course, the glorious Greg Bodine.

 

Edward G. Verlander (Dialect Coach / recurring roles in Whodunit Mystery Reading Series) was last seen as Prince Paul in The Oyster Bay Players' 2002 winter production of Anastasia, and before that, performed in their 2001 spring production of Agatha Christie's Verdict. Other credits include Peter Schafer's Five Finger Exercise, Camelot and Towards Zero.  Edward earned an M.B.A. from the University of  Connecticut and his doctorate from Columbia University.  He manages his own business consulting firm and resides with his wife and two children in Mill Neck, where he has lived for over twenty years.

 

Richard T. Scott (Artist for Poe, Times Two: reproduction of “The Triumph of Justice Over Rebellion”- oil on canvas, 60”x32”, by Giambattista Ponchino, 1500-1570). Richard is originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, where his unexpected artistic nature emerged early when he began painting at the age of six.  Richard studied Painting at the University of Georgia, where he met his muse, model and wife, Memoree. They moved to New York City, where Richard cultivated his skills by copying paintings at the Met with Edward Schmidt, and studying with other figurative artists such as Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, and Eric Fischl (among many others) at the New York Academy of Art, earning his M.F.A. in Painting. He now works as a portrait painter, freelance artist, and exhibits his original compositions nationally.

 

 

Laryssa Lauret* (Mrs. Barrymore in The Hound of the Baskervilles: Whodunit Mystery Reading Series) portrayed thoracic surgeon, Dr. Karen Werner on NBC's The Doctors for over ten years.  She reappeared on a different serial as Simone Morey (Kinkaid) on CBS's The Guiding Light.  Laryssa studied under Olympia Dobrowolski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen and appeared on Broadway in Richard Seff's Paris is Out, Night of the Iguana, Howard Teichman's Julia, Jake and Uncle Joe. Off-Broadway credits include Hunger, Minna Von Barnhelm, Don Juan, The Chair, Ashes of April and One-Eyed Man is King.  Laryssa recently completed the feature film, Everything is Illuminated -- co-starring Elijah Wood and directed by Liev Schreiber.

 

Charles Jeffreys (Touring Stage Manager: Poe, Times Two, The Yellow Wallpaper, Dark Soundings, 2008) is an independent filmmaker and director living in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. He studied acting and film at Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus and is currently working on a number of films and personal projects.

 

 

 

 

 

Nancy Yberg (Set and Costume Designer) is an Alexandria, VA resident and interior designer.   A Christmas Carol is Nancy’s fourth production as Set  Designer for NSTG and it’s Big Apple affiliate, New York Artists Theatre Company (NYATC).  Previous credits include NYATC’s 2000 production of Miss Julie, by August Strindberg and North Shore Theatre Group’s May 2002 inaugural production of Barrymore’s Ghost, written by Jason Miller and starring Jason Vail.  Nancy is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design and received her B.S. in Art Education from Pratt Institute.

 

 

Martirene Alcantara (Photo & Graphic Design: A Christmas Carol) is a professional photographer, born more than a few years ago in Mexico City. She has been working in the theatre and movie industry since the last century (the 20th century, that is). Her artwork has been published and exhibited in California, Europe and Mexico.

 

Annalisa Loeffler (Jane in The Yellow Wallpaper) is a recurring player on the monthly 1940s "Radio Program" W-WOW and most recently appeared as Blanche/Antoinette/Grace Poole in Jane Eyre at 45th Street Theater. Other recent New York credits: Secrets Women Share at the Workshop Theater.  Puck/A Midsummer Night's Dream, Natalya Petrovna/A Month in the Country, Orinthia/The Apple Cart at Theater Ten Ten. Recent musical work includes Sluefoot Sue in Sam Shepard's one-act musical The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing His Wife at BAM's BRIC Studio in Brooklyn. Regionally she has appeared at the Alabama, Colorado and Texas Shakespeare Festivals in roles including Queen Elizabeth/Richard III, Luciana/Comedy of Errors and Desdemona/Othello. Her voiceover work can be heard on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW and on numerous Scholastic websites including HARRY POTTER and CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG.
 

 

DeLisa M. White (Director: Dark Soundings, The Yellow Wallpaper; Stage Manager: A Christmas Carol, 2006; Dramaturge: Poe, Times Two, 2007) DeLisa's stage directing credits include Pinter’s The Dumbwaiter, Albee’s The Zoo Story, David Mamet’s American Buffalo and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and most recently, Crossroads -- a new play presented in the 2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival.  DeLisa has also directed the independent feature film, SNAP, as well as several documentaries and short films, including her latest project, LUTHER -- a short film that explores the subject of cults. Her other NSTG credits include: Dramaturge (Poe, Times Two) Stage Manager (A Christmas Carol) and Directing Assistant for the Nov. 2008 premiere of Dark Soundings at Ketewomoke Yacht Club on Long Island.  DeLisa also is known for her burgeoning stand-up comedy career, performing regularly at Caroline's in Times Square and Comix, among other venues. Samples of her standup and information on performance dates can be found at www.delisaonline.com

 

  Ien DeNio (Touring Stage Manager: Dark Soundings, 2009)

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny Rosenbluth (Asst. Director: Dark Soundings, The Yellow Wallpaper) is happy to be back working in theatre where she previously served as Assistant Stage Manager for All’s Well That Ends Well and Production Stage Manager for Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe, both at Theater Ten Ten. Furthermore, she has been a member of the front of house staffs at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of Cabaret at Studio 54.  Back in 2003, she assisted Jonathan Tunick in coordinating the orchestrations for Signature Theatre’s (VA) production of 110 in the Shade. In addition to her theatre projects, Jenny has worked in fundraising at Lincoln Center and Lighthouse International since receiving her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 2000.

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association