Author (Company A: Bob) Having started his theatrical career at the age of three,
with the title role in Humpty Dumpty (they never completely put him back
together again), Gary studied at Catholic U, Rollins College and the U. of
Wisconsin. He has studied
with Peter Shaffer, Jessica Drake, Claire Peck, Rob Spera Alan Bergmann.
After working onstage at Arena Stage in Washington, Gary began his
own company, touring throughout the US and Europe, with programs for all
ages and hands-on job training/employing in several cities as well as a
large program by, with and for disabled populations.
He and his company have performed at the White House for four
administrations, throughout the Smithsonian (including the Zoo), Lincoln
Center and the Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Wolf Trap Farm Park and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC have
commissioned new works which his company performed with extended
contracts. In addition to
twenty years of touring original works, he has appeared in such plays as
Waiting for Godot, Private Ear, Public Eye,
Diary of Anne Frank. His
film and TV credits include
All the President's Men, Heartburn, Being John Malkovich, and America's
a Tony-nominated actress, director, and graphic artist. She made her
Broadway debut in Oh, What a Lovely
War, created the role of Olivia in Your Own Thing, and originated the role of Bobbi in Neil Simon’s
hit, Last of the Red Hot Lovers and
was Tony nominated for her starring role in the Cryer/Ford musical, Shelter. In LA she starred in Once
in a Lifetime (Taper), The
Supporting Cast (Doolittle), On
Golden Pond (Julie Harris and Charles Durning)at the Ahmanson, and as
Golde in Fiddler on the Roof
(Dorothy Chandler). Guest starred in numerous TV shows.
Her film work includes starring roles in Little
Murders, T.R. Baskin, and Jonathan Demme’s Handle with Care. Last
year, she starred as Diana Vreeland in the one-woman play, Full Gallop at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, then sang the
lead role in Kander and Ebbs’ The
World Goes Round at Actor’s Alley.
Most recently, she starred in Everyone’s
Friend at the Whitefire and Remember
Me, opposite Tom Poston at the New Theatre in Kansas City.
Her most recent directing credits include Murder
at the Mystic Palace, at the Lionhead and David Rambo’s hit comedy, There’s
no Place Like Home.
(Company A: Julia, Waitress. Company
B: Bonnie) Originally from New York April now considers Los Angeles her
home. She studied theatre at
the Los Angeles Theatre Academy and has been seen here as well as
regionally. Some of her
favorite stage roles include Mary Jo in A
Piece of My Heart, Meg in Our Country's
Good, Laura in The
Unexpected Guest and Diana in Lend
me a Tenor. April has
also shown her musical talent playing the title role in Gypsy,
Frenchy in Grease and her all
time favorite, the crazy 60's musical, Beehive.
She has many more stage credits that have brought her to different
places and made her many friends. While
in Los Angeles she has been seen on T.V. shows such as The
Young and the Restless,
Melrose Place and a recurring part on The Bold and the Beautiful. April
has worked on many Indie films and commercials but always finds herself
coming back to theatre. She is proud to be working on Interruptions
at the Steller Adler Theatre and looks forward to a successful run.
(Company B: Linda)) is happy to
be joining Gary, Marcia and all the folks in Interruptions
and to be performing for the first time at the Stella Adler Theatre.
Los Angeles theatre credits include Metamorphoses
at the Mark Taper Forum; Poseidon
Adventure: The Musical with Theatre A-Go-Go and Harder Yet to Tell, an original piece in collaboration with
Independent Women Artists. TV
credits include recurring roles on thirtysomething
and Mama’s Family to more
recent guest spots on ER, Star
Trek and Profiler. Ms. Benedict
can also be seen in the feature films Sneakers
and Early Bird Special.
She resides in Silverlake with her husband Mark and her cats, Asia
(Company A: Nathan/Mitch) Gabe's last appearance on the
L.A. stage was a Drama-Logue award winning performance in Theatre 40's Inventions
for Fathers and Sons in which he played the father and son.
Highlights of a career that started at Toronto's famed Second City
include starring in the original production of Kvetch at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. and four years as
Artistic Director of the Hollywood Actor's Theatre. Gabe has appeared in countless commercials as well as many
guest starring roles in television and movies and starred in the hit
canadian series Snow Job.
(Zoltan) has been on stage in almost every state in the U.S., doing Caligula Irma La Duce, A Shot in the Dark, the Odd Couple, Waltz of the
Here in L.A., Prelude to
a Kiss, Name Day at the Odyssey and Chess
for Blank Theatre Company. Feature
Films and TV movies include Subterfuge,
Trust Me, Native Son, Combat High, Independence and City Killer. While
daytime viewers will remember him from Days
of our Lives and General Hospital,
his numerous prime-time shows include Jag,
Wings, Cybill, Murder She Wrote, Hunter, Hardball and Hill Street Blues. The
8-hour mini-series Empire of Eagles,
in which he starred, should soon be released.
A native of New York, where he met his wife, actress Kerry Michaels
at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Adam has been enjoying life in
L.A. for over 20 years.
HERMAN (Company B: Mitch) Randy received a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from
Diego State College, where he also played varsity baseball.
He subsequently studied
with Viola Spolin, the inventor of theatre games. His stage credits include the
role of Frankie, in a "downstairs" production of Birdbath, at
the Old Globe Theatre in
Diego, and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at the commemoration of the Chamizal
Memorial Theatre in El Paso, Texas. His
film credits include Our Winning
in which he starred with Dennis Quaid and Scott Jacoby, and Close
third Kind, his first film. Trivia
fans may remember him as the first airman to disembark
the mother ship. TV credits
include the title role of Sparrow, as CBS television
and , commercially, he was the Crispix guy, helping to pioneer some of
split commercials. Randy just
completed his MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and
working toward licensure. Randy
lives in Santa Monica with his two boys, is known in
League and AYSO circles as Chapin and Tad's father, and has a sushi habit
swears is not serious.
(Company B: Bob) A native of Akron, Ohio,
David is a graduate of Tufts University and embarked on a career in
chemical engineering before coming to his senses.
He has studied with John Strasberg and Sarah Eigerman at F.A.C.T.
(Franco American Cinema & Theatre) in Paris and Terry Schrieber in New
York. Recent theatrical
performances include Close to Glenn
at The Long Beach Studio Theatre; was nominated for an Ethel Award in Laura as Mark Mcpherson at the Long Beach Playhouse;
and had a blast with the Playwrights 6 production of one-act
comedies Do You Want to Know a
Secret at Theatre East (Backstage West critics' pick).
Film credits include The Edge as James with Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin and will be
seen this fall in Town & Country
with Warren Beatty. He has
appeared in numerous commercials and hopes by the time you read this the
strike is over so he won't have to lose his senses once again.
David wishes to thank his wife, Jina, and daughter, Sarah, for
their love and support.
(Company A: Erin) has appeared
in theaters across the country including Manhattan Theatre Club, Ensemble
Studio Theatre, Lincoln Center and most recently won a Dramalogue Award
for her performance in Buddy’s
Girl at Los Angeles' 2nd Stage. She
has appeared on numerous television shows including The
Larry Sanders Show, Quantum Leap, and David Milch's Capital News but is still best known for her role of Monica Lawrence
on As the World Turns.
Julie Ann would like to thank David and Eddie for their love and
(Company A: Bonnie; Company B: Nancy) was last seen on stage at Theatre
East in Suddenly...by Gene
Butler. Other theatre credits
inlcude: Seascape with Sharks and
Dancer, Veronica’s Room and Cheaters.
TV Credits: Guest sratting on Ellen,
a recurring role on
General Hospital, Port Charles, Live Shot (pilot),
The Lot, and Thirty something. Film
credits include: Sleepstalker,
Angel’s Tide, and most recently
Candyman III for HBO. Membership
companies include: Comedy Improv, Inc., Wiliamstown Theatre Festival, and
Richard Basehart Playhouse. Ms.
McMartin is delighted to be performing at the Stella Adler theatre, having
studied with Ms. Adler in her Master Class.
She is married to director Turi Meyer and the light in their life
is their daughter, Adeline.
(Company A: Nancy) has always been a fan of theatre, from her formative
years in New York, to her most recent productions in San Francisco and now
in Los Angeles. Karen's film
and television credits include principal roles in Patch
Adams, Nash Bridges, The Bold and The Beautiful, General Hospital, and
over 2 dozen national commercials. One of Karen's favorite stage
productions was Rumors, which
earned her a Shellie Award nomination. She can also be seen at The Court
Theatre on August 15th and 16th in a presentation titled Acting
Seyd-ways. "Becoming a Raiderette cheerleader gave me my first
opportunity to be in a film," says Michael, "Although my Dad was
a 49er fan, he was always proud to see me perform and even though he's no
longer with us, I know his spirit is still cheering me on.
KERRY MICHAELS (Freda) has enjoyed extensive stage productions throughout the country
including Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, The Odd Couple with Dan Dailey,
up Darling with Robert Reed, Last of the Red Hot Lovers opposite Sid
Caesar & several
tours of Move Over Mrs. Markham with Rue McClanahan, Gloria DeHaven & Theatre in LA includes
Plaza Suite at the Harlequin Dinner Theatre, House
of Blue Leaves with Marion Mercer, The Housekeeper at the Burbage, A
Marriage at the Ensemble Studio, Name Day at the Odyssey and most recently
transplanted New Yorker, Kerry is married to "Zoltan!"
ADA nominee for A Heart of Flesh at the Alliance Rep. Films & TV movies include
Ticks with Bill Pullman, The Rapture, Empire of Eagles, Daughter of the
the Influence, Death in California & My Little Assassin.
On TV, Kerry bounces
and forth from comedy to drama on Seinfeld, Becker, The Larry Sanders
Badly & Grace Under Fire, to
the Pretender, High Incident, Murder, She
(Company B: Erin) Nancy is new to Los Angeles, having recently moved from
New York City. Last summer,
she studied and performed at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago,
working with ensemble members such as: Amy Morton, Jeff Perry, Francis
Guinan, Sally Murphy and Jim True. Favorite
roles include: Bernadette from Little
Egypt, Faith from Kindertransport
and Martirio from The House of
Bernarda Alba. Film and
Television credits include: Sweet
and Lowdown and Diagnosis Murder.
She looks forward to working with Marcia Rodd and Gary Young and
thanks her family for all their support.
(Company A: Linda) has most
recently appeared as Li’l Bit in How I Learned to Drive at San Diego Repertory, Sally Talley in Talley’s
Folly at the Long Beach Convention Center, and Mrs. Gibbs in Our
Town at South Coast Repertory. Other
productions at SCR include She
Stoops to Folly, The Importance
of Being Ernest , Buried
Child, and A Christmas Carol. Her
Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Quilters,
Steel Magnolias, Smoke on the
Mountain, Unchanging Love and Native
Speech. She has worked at
the Mark Taper Forum as well as many other regional and 99-seat theaters. Among her most current film and television credits are guest
spots on NYPD Blue, Seven Days,
Chicago Hope, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Murder One, A Walton’s Easter,
Chicken Soup for the Soul and the film Never
(Company B: Melissa) is originally from San Antonio, Texas.
She studied theatre and film at Southwest Texas State University
with Larry Hovis from Hogan’s
Hero’s, G.W. Bailey
from Police Academy and Mash,
along with many other talented actors and directors. She was blessed with the opportunity to travel from
Maine to Canada while performing for The Prince of Fundy Cruise Line.
Returning to Texas, she performed at Astro World in Houston, as
Hanna in Miss Lillie’s Red Garter
Revue. She also enjoyed a
season at Marine World in Vallejo, California, playing the role of Vicki
Vale in The Batman Water Stunt
Spectacular. A few of her
past stage performances have included:
Carlo Gozzi’s, Turandot as Princess Turandot,
Lend Me a Tenor, as
Maggie, and Alan Aychbourne’s, Round
and Round the Garden, as
Annie. Jeanna is very happy
to make California her new home, and she is enthusiastic and relentless in
her pursuit of a career in the field of acting.
(Company A: Melissa)Unlike her character Melissa, Faith does not
"read Plato on the can,” but she surmises that she is the only
Rhodes scholar doing sitcoms in Hollywood.
At Harvard University, she played the leads in Cabaret,
Lysistrata, Grease, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The House of Blue
Leaves, and A. . . My Name is
Alice. At Oxford
University, Faith performed in Assasins,
Antigone, As You Like It, and No
Exit; she played Chess in Edinburgh, Scotland and performed for the BBC at the
National Theatre, London. She
is a member of Theatre West where she most recently performed in Steve
Allen's musical, A Christmas Carol.
Television credits include recurring roles on Unhappily
Ever After and Star Trek:
Deep Space Nine as well as guest spots on Charmed, Sabrina, Teenage Witch, The Mike O'Malley Show, and Married
With Children. She played
the leads in the films 'Til Death Do
Us Part, and in the upcoming The
Good, The Bad, and the Vulnerable.
Faith dedicates this and every performance to the memory of her
mother and to her father, the most handsome widower she knows.
SINCLAIR (Waitress, Julia:
Company B) A Chicago native, majored in English Lit at the U of Wisconsin.
She fled to New York to study acting with Erwin Piscator, and
long after her LA arrival, she took her Masters in Theatre Arts
from UCLA. Theatre Forty
audiences will remember her from Watch
on the Rhine, A Month in the country, Uncle Vanya
(DramaLogue Award), Twigs,
Cemetery Club, and Social
Security. She is also a
proud member of Theatre Neo, where she played the role of a supermarket
checker in Eight Items or Less.
Film and TV credits include The Seventh Sign, Bonfire of the Vanities, LA Law, Hill Street
Blues and several MOW’s. Last spring she appeared with Mary Steenburgen in the
acclaimed CBS movie, About
Sarah., and can currently be heard as a voice-over pitching for
Blue Cross. Dorothy has been
a huge fan of Marcia Rodd, traveling as far east as Broadway and south to
San Diego just to see her act. She
is delighted to be working with her and hoping some of Marcia’s gift
will rub off on her at last.
(Stage Manager) Currently serving as Technical Director for the Stella
Adler theatre, Mr. Young started his professional career as Lighting
Designer for an Equity summer stock theatre in Cooperstown, New York, and
has designed numerous independent productions as well as several
ballets for San Francisco Ballet. He
also spent two years as resident designer for Western Opera Theatre, the
young touring branch of the San Francisco Opera.
More recently he has spent his time as a professional stage manager
and among many other productions, is proud to be the only Equity stage
manager in the United States to manage a live nationwide PPV cablecast of
a currently running show on Broadway, Sophisticated
Ladies. He is also a
qualified large exotic feline trainer and handler, a skill he finds quite
valuable in working with actors.
(Scenic Design) Burris has been designing scenery and lighting in LA for
four years, previously having worked in Boston and New York.
Favorite projects of the last year include: Dutchman
at Theater at The Improv, Want's
Unwished Work at Sacred Fools, and You
Can't Take it With You at Actor's Co-op.
His work can currently be seen onstage in Sacred Fools' "Icarus
and Aria." Thanks and
love to Kathryn.
(Lighting Design) is a graduate of the School of Theatre at UCLA.
He is a lighting and scenic designer and has worked most recently
with the dance troupe
Body Works as their resident production designer.
He is currently spending his time between Los Angeles and New York
working on various productions.In New York he has The Hologram Theory as the Associate Lighting Designer at the McGinn/Cazel
Theatre Off-Broadway and as the scenic designer for Catholica which was
produced by the Lincoln Center Theatre.
In L.A. he is assistant to Robert Israel and after the success of
the Los Angles Operas production of The
Capulets and the Montagues is now working with him on a production of Jenufa
for the Vienna Opera and on a production of La
Clemenza di Tito for the Strasbourg Opera.
He has also been the assistant to Neil Peter Jampolis for many
productions of the widely acclaimed musical I
love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
He has previously assisted Jane Reisman at the Stella Adler on the
production, Rumi, created and
directed by Paul Sills.
(Co-Stage Manager) comes to us through Women in Theatre, where she is
currently the treasurer and recently stage managed Women’s
Celebration ‘99. Karen
is a technical member of the Company of Angels where she has worked for
the last 4 1/2 years. She
stage managed Bucket of Blood, The Trip Back Down, Summer Shorts, and
Night Mother. She also co-stage managed the award winning David’s Mother at the Actors Co-op and ran lights as well.
In addition to her love for the theatre, Karen is also a
professional photographer. Karen
enjoys working with such wonderful talent such as she has found in Interruptions.