CAST

TRISTAN BIBER (MATT) was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, and attended Kenyon College in Gambier Ohio where he double majored in Film and Anthropology. In college, Tristan appeared in "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller as Chris Keller, and in "Marvin's Room" by Scott McPherson as Hank. 

MCKENNA HARRINGTON (FELICIA)  most recently appeared in The Mountains Look Different, her Off-Broadway debut, with the Mint Theatre Company. She spent the fall of last year in Mexico City shooting a pilot for the telenovela La Promesa. A member of Fordham Theatre’s Class of 2020, she thanks the ROD team for their support and accommodating her so that she can graduate in May! www.McKennaQH.com

CHRISTOPHER SUTTON (ALEX) recently created the role of Dr. Rehan in Peter Filichia's powerful new play God Shows Up. Other New York credits include: Mark Antony in The Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra, Henry VI, Ancient HistoryI Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, and the World Premieres of Flight of the Lawnchair Man (Outstanding Actor Award), LissabonLola-Lola, Bloodties, ValueVille, Hell Is For Real, The Perfect 36, Battleship Potemkin, Golf, and The It Girl, directed by Jerry Zaks. Christopher received an Outstanding Actor Award for Monty Python's Spamalot under the direction of Mike Nichols, and is a recipient of the Barrymore Award, and the Sudler National Prize in the Arts. Regional credits include: Desire Under the Elms (Eben),  Of Mice and Men (George), Odet's Golden Boy (Joe), The Sea Gull (Treplyev),  Memphis (Huey), Blood Brothers (Mickey), The Full Monty (Jerry), Carousel (Billy), Henry IV pt 1 (Prince Harry), As You Like It (Orlando), Richard III (Richard, Duke of Gloucester.) 

www.ChristopherSutton.net

JARED REINFELDT (Standby for MATT, ALEX) is excited to be making his Off-Broadway debut. Film: Greta Gerwig's Little Women. TV: HBO Max's The Flight Attendant, NBC's No Way Back with Raúl Esparza. Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride (2x); Frankenstein, Spamalot, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Studio Tenn); Love's Labor's Lost, Measure for Measure (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Austin Pendleton's Fiddler on the Roof (New Rep). He still dreams of playing the Crocodile in Peter Pan and just chomp chomping around the stage.  Love to the extended Fam & Sam. Special thanks to the great folks at DGRW. www.jaredreinfeldt.com

CREATIVE

WILLIAM MASTROSIMONE (Playwright)

WM made his professional debut with THE WOOLGATHERER in 1981 at Circle Rep in NYC with Peter Weller and in LA with Lauren Hutton (L.A. Drama Critics Best Play 1982).

 

EXTREMITIES followed in 1982 at Westside Arts with Susan Sarrandon (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play 1982-83). In 1985 the play became a feature film by the same title staring Farrah Fawcett.

 

His play NANAWATAI! became a feature film called THE BEAST (1988) produced by Sir David Puttnam/Columbia.

 

His play TAMER OF HORSES appeared at Crossroads Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre Center (NAACP Best Play 1988) staring Joe Morton and Esai Morales.

 

His mini-series SINATRA aired in 1992 (Golden Globe Award for Best Mini Series 1992).

 

In 1994, his spec movie WITH HONORS was performed by Joe Pesce.

 

His film THE BURNING SEASON was the final work of the late Raul Julia. (Humanitas Award 1995 for Best Teleplay and Best Director, the late great John Frankenheimer, 3 Golden Globes, and 2 Emmys).

 

In 1998 his play BANG BANG YOU’RE DEAD became the most performed high school play in the USA, and in 2002 became a Showtime cable movie of the same title. (5 Emmy Awards, and the Peabody Award).

 

BENEDICT ARNOLD aired on A&E cable in 2003.

 

In 2004 he created, was head writer for, and co-produced INTO THE WEST for Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks (16 Emmy nominations).

 

His play RIDE THE TIGER premiered at the Florida Stage, and later at the Longwharf.

 

Some of his other plays include A STONE CARVER, CAT’S-PAW, SUNSHINE, THE AFGHAN WOMEN, LIKE TOTALLY WEIRD, PROUD FLESH, and OBLIVION.

 

His life and work are dedicated to his wife Sharon and their 5 children.

WILLIAM ROUDEBUSH (Director) A current member of THE ACTORS STUDIO Playwright/Director unit, where RULES OF DESIRE was first read. He resides in New York City with his wife; actress Terri Garber, where he teaches a weekly acting class based on his book ACTING BY MISTAKE and keeps his artistic focus centered on the development of new works. Next month he begins work on a showcase production of playwright Tony DiMurro’s new play 1-2-3 MANHUNT opening at THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY on April 9th. Google PAY IT FORWARD WITH FRIENDSHIP-GO FUND ME and help make this idea of friendship go viral. At williamroudebush.com have access to an excessive amount of visual images from the over 250 productions he’s directed in the past forty years. Happy Googling!

ERIC KREBS (Producer) In a theatrical career of more than 40 years, ERIC KREBS has worked as a producer, a theater founder in 1974 of the George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a builder and operator for 23 years of the John Houseman Theater on Theater Row. He is in his 49th year as a professor, 37 years at Rutgers, where he is professor emeritus and recently retired from Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has also performed his one actor adaptation of King Lear and most recently My Fathers Voice-Letters from the Ellis Island Prison and the War in the Pacific. Broadway: Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home, Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Electra, Avery Brooks in Paul Robeson. Current Off-Broadway productions: That Physics Show (2016 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience), That Chemistry Show and That Inventions Show. Also off-Broadway, Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, Kenneth Lonergan's This Is Our Youth, Neil LaBute's Bash, Sing: A South African and American Celebration, A Class Act, Greed: A Musical for Our Times, Laughing Liberally, God Shows Up, I Spy A Spy and many more. www.erickrebs.com

MICHAEL J. TOSTO (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Playroom with such a welcoming team. He holds an MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University and a BFA in Theater Design & Technology from the University at Buffalo. Select credits include Broadway: Les Miserables, One Man, Two Guvnors; Off-Broadway: The Last Jew Of Boyle Heights, Sweeney Todd (Barrow Street Theater), Here Lies Love (Public Theater), Bare (New World Stages); Regional: Tosca (Opera Roanoke), Carrie the Musical (Theater Now New York). Many thanks to the Bills, Esti, Jared, Chris, and his amazing reptiles, Nikola & Polonius, for occasionally not biting him.

ESTI BERNSTEIN (Sub Stage Manager) is a New York-based stage manager and production manager. Recent credits include Is This a Room (Vineyard Theatre), God Shows Up (Actors' Temple Theatre), The Other Josh Cohen (Westside Theatre), SKIN (Gural Theater at A.R.T./NY), Party Face (MTC Stage II), Don’t You F***ing Say a Word (59E59), and REBEL VERSES (Developing Artists/Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble). Regional credits include the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, and ARC Stages. She is also the Resident Stage Manager for Broken Box Mime Theater. Love and thanks to friends and family, ACL, BBB, and GVB.

ROBERT F. WOLIN (Scenic Design) Design credits include Off Broadway: An Evening with Quentin Crisp, Queen of Hearts, and many productions for The Glines; Assistant Designer on Broadway: Young Frankenstein, The Producers, Flower Drum Song, Never Gonna Dance with Robin Wagner and Liza’s at the Palace with Ray Klausen; Regional theatres: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Zoetic Stage, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Porthouse Theatre Company, Florida Repertory Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, and Mad Cow Theatre among many, many others. www.RFWolin.com

ANDY EVAN COHEN (Sound Design) credits include off-Broadway's God Shows Up, (A)Loft Modulation (ART/NY), Imagining Madoff (New Light Theater Project), My Parsifal Conductor (Directors Company/Ted Snowdon), Pushkin (Sheen Center), and Ay Carmela! (Repertorio Español). Other recent credits include musical direction for a summer arts camp in Wenzhou, China and original scores for films Marty's Shadow, Psycho Analysis, My Dinner With Schwatzey, and The Making of A Man (Danish TV). Andy currently teaches stage management and sound design at CUNY Kingsborough College and BMCC. www.rolypolyproductions.com

JOSEPH SHROPE (Costume Design) most recently designed the off-Broadway musical Romeo & Bernadette alongside his friend and mentor Fabio Toblini, whom he has assisted on productions with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Ballet and as the associate for Pips Island (Off-Broadway). Recent design credits include Steel Magnolias, Cabaret, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Gallery Players) and The Floorshow (Combustion Collective). Joseph is currently working with Martha Graham Dance Company overseeing the rebuild of their costume collection lost in Hurricane Sandy. 

COSIMO MARIANO (Special makeup FX, props) is a visual and performing artist from Philadelphia.  New York credits include Bernard in Divine Intervention at Soho playhouse, and appearances in Tanya Taylor’s campaign for New York Fashion week. Film credits include Ollie in Kate Can’t Swim (SlamDance award winner) and The Red House. Cosimo is the Artistic co-chair of the nationally recognized Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride, and a creative consultant at Rooster Films. Cosimo is honored to be a part of this talented company. 

Custom Duffle bag by Tom Sowers of Von Charon productions www.voncharon.comProsthetics by Tinsley Transfers www.tinsleytransfers.comSpecial Thanks Officer Matthew Brown & the Bates family. 

STEPHANIE KLAPPER, Casting work is often seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, internationally, on television and film. Frequent collaborators include Mint Theater Company, Primary Stages, New York Classical Theatre, American vicarious, Masterworks, Resonance Ensemble, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Capital Rep, Adirondack Theatre Festival, The New Theatre. Recent projects include: Chekhov/Tolstoy Love Stories, Grace, Sideways the Experience, A Sign of the Times; The 24-Hour Plays on Broadway Gala, Paradise Lost, Miss America’s Ugly Daughter, Once on this Island, The Hope Hypothesis, The Importance of Being Earnest; Hamlet; Daniel’s Husband; A Letter to Harvey Milk; Pride and Prejudice (Kate Hamill); Candide and Westside Story (Philadelphia Orchestra); Netuser (film),  Epiphany V (film). Teaches at a number of colleges and universities nationwide. Board Member: Casting Society of America.

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