Nick Ryan (Joey) is thrilled to be returning to the Midtown International Festival and to be working on such an aggressively potent piece of theater. Theater: A Book By Its Cover (Yangtze Repertory Company), A Hard Rain (Theater for the New City), Julio! (The Kraine Theater), Sktch Shw! (People's Improv Theater) Television: "Shadow of Doubt", "Mysteries at the Museum" Film: Sing to the Stars (Independent Feature), "Siren Call" (Independent Short) Education: New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts; BA, Bridgewater State University; Upright Citizen's Brigade; New York Theater Academy. Representation: Prestige Management Group, The Meg Pantera Agency. Love to Mom & Nana L.
John Fennessy (Buck) was most recently seen in Harper Regan at the TSchreiber theater. Other theater includes the Broadway productions of Grease, (original company), Over Here, Starring the Andrews Sisters, Frankenstein, Got tu Go Disco and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His Off-Broadway work includes, Philadelphia, Here I Come! at TSchreiber, The Boss, the title role in The Last of Arky Malarky, and Marty in, “Baby Marty” at Metropolitan Playhouse as well as Part of the Plan, the new Dan Fogelberg musical. For his work opposite Sylvia Miles, in the film, Old Monster, he won Best Actor at the New York First Run Film Festival. He has been the Production Stage Manager and Director of over a thousand Industrials and Special Events including the Coke Centennial and Super Bowl XXXIV Half-Time and has been honored with the Stage Managers’ Association’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. John is also an executive speaker coach for several Fortune 500
Elizabeth Bove (Susan) Recent film credits include Irrefutable Proof(Best Film and Cinematographer at Beverly Hills Film Festival 2016),The Bench (Platinum Award for Best Actress, Los Angeles Short Film Festival). See also imdb.com. Selected stage: The Wild Duck (The Guthrie Theater),Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? European tour,Doubt, Suddenly Last Summer (Hudson Guild), Aristocrats (Manhattan Theater Club), Volunteer Man (Rattlestick Theater). Her short film, Keeping Romeo, has screened at over twenty film festivals worldwide. She is also a theater reviewer for PlaysToSee.com. More at www.elizabethbove.com
Laura E. Johnston (Melinda/Order Taker/Clerk): NYC Theater--Taming of the Shrew [The Queen’s Company]; IYOM; Killa Dilla (directed by André De Shields); 48 Hours in Harlem; Macbeth; For Colored Girls. Regional--To Kill a Mockingbird, Much Ado About Nothing, The Miracle Worker [Arkasas Rep]. TV/Film—“The Mysteries of Laura”; “Believe”; “NYC 22”; “Law & Order”; “The Sopranos”; James White; Down, down, baby [NYU]; The Quiet; and Mind the Gap. Staged Readings--Mama’s Gonna Buy You by Chisa Hutchinson; Caesar and Cleopatra; Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale; and Trouble in Mind. Thank you Alec and John for this experience.
Matthew Porter (Coach Harmon/Loan Officer/Radio Evangelist) received rigorous professional training while in attendance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Since then, he has worked on stage and screen in numerous productions of original and familiar plays, musicals, pilots, films, commercials, industrials, voiceovers, and television shows around the world. Notably, he was a recurring character over several seasons on the Emmy award-winning hit television comedy show 30 Rock in addition to taking global top honors for his work on Dish’s renowned Hoptown campaign.
Oh, and he's also opening a pizzeria in midtown. Sofiapizzashoppe.com
Robert Vincent Smith (John) has worked in theatre, film and television both in New York City and regionally. Most recently, he played Monsignor O’Hara in “Sister Act “ at the Fulton Theatre Lancaster, PA. Before that, he was out at the St. Louis Rep playing J Edgar Hoover in “All The Way”. Other New York credits Broadway and Off include “The Fantasticks, Showboat, Camelot” and “The Caucasian Chalk Circle “at the Public Theatre. Regional work includes “Ah Wilderness” at Connecticut Repertory Theater and “Damn Yankees “ at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. Film and Television credits include: “The Knick, Too Big To Fail, Law and Order, As the World Turns, All My Children, The Mirror Has Two Faces” and “Perfect Murder”.
John A. Adams (Playwright), mentored by award-winning writer Carol Roper, recipient of the Office for Advanced Drama Research Rockefeller Honorarium, is a founding member of the Writers Studio in San Diego, California. In 2007 under the guidance and mentorship of the Canadian novelist and short story writer Sandra Birdsell, John was awarded the Ontario College Graduate Certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, John is an instructor in the University of California, San Diego copy editor certificate program and a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project. While studying film and communication at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television, he was the assistant editor on the 1983 award winning USC graduate film The Deluxe.
Alexander Harrington (Director) directed the premiere of In the Shadow of a Dream in the Fresh Fruit Festival in 2004. He has also directed at New York theaters including the Metropolitan Playhouse, La MaMa, The Culture Project, Queens Theatre, and The Actors Studio, regionally, in New Hampshire, the Catskills, North Carolina, and New Jersey, and at Bentley, Clemson, and Louisiana State Universities. He has written and directed a two-part stage adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, translated and directed Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, and written The Great Society about Lyndon Johnson.
Conor Moore (Projection and Scenic Designer) is a Vancouver and New York City-based lighting, set, and projection designer with an MFA in design from UBC. Previous Vancouver credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, Armstrong's War, and The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club Theatre), La Bohème (Vancouver Opera), Senora Carrara's Rifles and Fourplay (Shaw Festival), Gunmetal Blues (Vancouver Playhouse), Hamlet, Falstaff, Henry VI, and Richard III (Bard on the Beach), Waiting for Godot (Blackbird Theatre), Penelope, Indian Arm, and Tremors (Rumble Theatre),The Competition is Fierce (Itsazoo), Romeo and Juliet, MK Woyzeck, and The Madwoman of Chaillot (UBC Theatre). Previous NYC credits include: Into the Woods Jr. (Brooklyn Acting Lab), Students Bodies (Flea Theatre), and Poema de Andalucia (Flamenco Vivo). He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. In the future he will be designing the world premiere of Baby Fat, a punk rock opera written by Ben Weasel. www.conormooredesign.ca
Samantha McCann (Production Stage Manager) has acted as a production assistant and stage manager in several theaters in Southern California such as South Coast Repertory, Echo Theater Company, Stages Theater, and Alchemy Theater Company. Sam moved to New York this spring to pursue stage management. In the fall she will be an apprentice with the Juilliard School’s professional apprentice program for stage management. She spent the last two summers stage managing and company managing for MaineStage Shakespeare in Southern Maine. In her free time you can find her in the ocean or surrounded by cats.