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Victoria Adams-Zischke

(THE PRIZE) Tori has appeared in many theatre productions all over the country. On television, Tori appeared on LAW & ORDER SVU, NBC’s ANOTHER WORLD as the recurring character of Babs Walker, as well as numerous commercials, industrials and voice overs. Tori is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.

James T. Alfred

(LOVE IT OR…) Other stage credits Jitney Broadway National Tour; Head of Passes at Steppenwolf (World Premier); Television credits Tyree - Empire; Mundy - Law and Order Organized Crime; Ronnie - BlackList.

Jenny B. Allen

(SEPTEMBER) Jenny Allen is a performer and writer. Her credits include the New York productions of IMAGINING MADOFF and LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE. At the Playhouse, she appeared in NOT CONSTANTINOPLE and THE SNOW QUEEN. Her collection of humor pieces and essays, Would Everybody Please Stop?, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize.

Nicole Ansari

(THE PRIZE) Nicole Ansari is an actor, director, writer and producer. Nicole’s career started in european theatre and Film and has expanded to many countries, languages and cultures. She performed with the famed theatre du Soleil under Ariane Mnouchkine, both in Paris and on tour and has starred in numerous plays at the Public Theatre in Vienna, in Zuerich, West end/ London and on and off Broadway, NY (Irma la douce; Much ado about nothing; Hamlet; Daybreak; I am Antigone, etc). Nicole originated her role in Tom Stoppard’s Rock N’ Roll, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Royal Court in London and went on to perform in the West end and on Broadway. Her most recent creation is the multimedia show “She/ her” which she also wrote and directed, started at PS21, Performance space for the 21st Century in Chatam, NY and Joshua Sobol’s “Sinners” at the Playground Theatre in London., directed by her husband Brian Cox. Selected Film and TV: Shirin Neshat’s Land of Dreams; Remember me; Son of the South; Last moment of clarity; Soderbergh’s Side effects; FBI; Hit and run; the Blacklist; Deadwood.

Ida Bailey

(2020 VISION) Ida is a member of Virginia's Drama Club and has appeared on the Playhouse stage as a child in THE SNOW QUEEN and in 2019 in OUR TOWN.

Charlotte Booker

(EASTER SUNDAY) Charlotte Booker has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, off-off Broadway, at regional theatres all over the country, and on TV and film. At MV Playhouse, she was Marianne in Cusi Cram’s “Dusty and the Big Bad World” and Edie in Barney Norris’s “Visitors”, both directed by MJ Bruder-Munafo. She also writes plays. Proud member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild. For more info: www.charlottebooker.com.

Tsilala Brock

(MARCH 13, 2020, DECEMBER, GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY) Love working with the Playhouse! Upcoming: Dudley Malone in world premiere of new musical SUFFS at The Public Theater. Recent: BOOK OF MORMON 2nd National Tour, PARABLE OF THE SOWER, THE NICETIES (online). TV/Film: Mysteries of Laura, Happyish, Broad City, Canaries, Bushwick Beats. IG: tsilalabrock

Nora Cole

(LOVE IT OR…, RETICENT) Veteran performing artist, educator, director and writer. Highlights: ON THE TOWN, JELLY’S LAST JAM, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, AND GOD CREATED GREAT WHALES, PREPAREDNESS, INTIMATE APPAREL, FENCES, TO KILL A…, DOUBT, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, AVENUE X, THE COLORED MUSEUM, MEDEA. Playwright: KATHERINE’S COLORED LIEUTENANT, OLIVIA’S OPUS, VOICES OF THE SPIRITS…, TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow, AUDELCO, Hedgebrook alum.

Samuel Cruz

(GOOD BAD TIMES) Samuel Cruz was born in Orange County California. Searching for his own voice and a new style he began devising his own work, bringing him to the Actors Studio to workshop new plays by Lanie Robertson and Richard Vetere. The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company Graduate of 2020.

Monique Edwards

(MARCH 13, 2020) Monique Edwards is a Los Angeles based actor, singer & producer. Most recently, she completed filming STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS with Robyn Lively & Bart Johnson. Her credits include CONAN, SCANDAL, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER as well as the Academy Award nominated films LADY BIRD and THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

Lynnette R. Freeman

(LOVE IT OR…, MARCH 13, 2020, RETICENT) Lynnette R. Freeman is a Jamaican-African-American actress, dancer, writer, and teaching artist, coach, Voiceover Artist/ Audiobook Narrator raised in East Cleveland, OH, based in New York. Brown/Trinity MFA; Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, The League of Professional Theatre Women, as well as a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. Favorite roles have included Camae in THE MOUNTAINTOP, God in AN ACT OF GOD, Georgia Dawson in TRAVISVILLE, Charlotte in THE WHITE CARD; Letitia in ON THE OUTS; Ruth in A RAISIN IN THE SUN; Reheema Abu-Salaam in IN A DAUGHTER’S EYES. Lynnette believes in the divine healing power of storytelling. IG: LynnetteRFreeman

Anne Gottlieb

(JULY 2020) Anne Gottlieb, actor, writer, collaborative artist and teacher, has performed in numerous productions and most recently, WITNESS: A VIRTUAL IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE with Zero Gravity, THE SEAGULL with Arlekin Theatre. She is the recipient of the Elliot Norton and IRNE awards for productions of FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, IN THE NEXT ROOM (OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY), BETRAYAL and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. She is currently writing two new works for the stage and adapting in collaboration Elizabeth Goudge’s novel, The Dean’s Watch into a screenplay. Anne has taught acting at Brandeis University, Boston College, University of Rhode Island, and as a Michael Chekhov teacher in the U.S and Europe.

Vilma Hodo

(NEIGHBORS) Vilma Hodo is an Albanian born actress and performing artist. She has studied acting in the National Academy of Arts in Tirana\Albania and Psychology in the University of Social Sciences. Acting for Vilma is an instinct. Her solo performance THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION based on silent acting and dance, produced by Raw Artists, had its premiere at Raw Brooklyn on December 19th, 2018. She has performed THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION in Raw Hollywood Los Angeles and in New York City. Off-Off Broadway stages like Theatre for the New City (NY) and 13th Repertory Theatre (NY), Mirage Theatre (NY) are stages where she has performed in many productions. Film credits: EXECUTION (2018), CASTING CLOSE (2018), REKINDLING (2019), ADAM AND EVE (2021).

Ally Johnson

(2020 VISION) Ally is a member of Virginia's Drama Club at the Playhouse. This is her acting debut!

Franco Maicas

(MIDNIGHT COWBOYS) Franco has always put the craft of acting first and foremost. Acting since the age of 13, he has attended several acting programs, most recently, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While attending NYU, Franco booked his first lead role for an Amazon feature. In 2021, he booked the role of ‘Luigi’ in Ray Romano’s Directorial Debut… currently untitled. He will star opposite an ensemble cast: Ray Romano, Laurie Metcalf, Sebastian Maniscalco, June Gable and Tony Lo Bianco. Franco currently resides on both coasts.

Kelly McAndrew

(EASTER SUNDAY) Kelly McAndrew most recently starred in THE THIN PLACE by Lucas Hnath at Playwrights Horizons. Before that she was in the sold out run of NOVENAS FOR A LOST HOSPITAL by Cusi Cram at Rattlestick Theatre. Other recent NYC theatre includes MEN ON BOATS (Playwrights Horizons/Clubbed Thumb), PERFECT ARRANGEMENT (Primary Stages), ABUNDANCE (TACT), ALMOST, MAINE (Transport Group) and GOOD TELEVISION (Atlantic Theatre Company). Kelly made her Broadway debut in 2004 as Maggie in ‪CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF starring Ned Beatty and Margo Martindale. Other New York theatre includes: STILL LIFE (MCC), THE CATARACT (The Women’s Project), BOOK OF DAYS (Signature Theatre). Regional theatre includes: The Humana Festival of New Plays (2016, 2017 and 2019), Yale Rep, ART, The Guthrie, The Old Globe, Arena Stage, City Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Pittsburgh Public. TV: DAREDEVIL (recurring), THE SINNER, NEW AMSTERDAM, THE GOOD FIGHT, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (recurring), HOUSE OF CARDS, ELEMENTARY, SVU, SMASH, LAW & ORDER, GOSSIP GIRL. Film: WHEN THE MOON WAS TWICE AS BIG (out 2020), ISLAND ZERO, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR (Sundance 2014), IN THE FAMILY (2011 SPIRIT nomination), EVERYBODY’S FINE (with Robert DeNiro).Training: UMKC.

Robert Pemberton

(JULY 2020) Robert Pemberton has appeared in Commonwealth Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Sir Toby), in Frankie & Johnny in the Claire de Lune, (Julian) and Speed the Plow at New Repertory Theatre, in The Goat (Marc) at Gloucester Stage Company, in Patriot Act at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has played Drazen in Ponie, Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Tom in Dinner With Friends, Ben in Mercy Seat, Kipps in Woman in Black, Antony in Antony and Cleopatra, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing and at the Market Theatre in the world premiere of Shel’s Shorts for which he received the 2002 Elliot Norton Award. Robert has acted in numerous film and television productions.

Katherine Reid

(EASTER SUNDAY) Islander and UVM Theatre graduate, Katherine has worn many hats throughout her theatrical career, on and off stage. Favorite roles have included Emily Webb in OUR TOWN (MV Playhouse), Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET (MV Playhouse), Sherry in TIGERS BE STILL (VT Stage Co.), Sunny Jacobs in THE EXONERATED, Emma in STUPID F*CKING BIRD, and Banquo in MACBETH.

Felicia Rose

(GOOD BAD TIMES) From Newark, Delaware to New York City, Felicia Rose is a young actress, recently graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts who dreams to find herself on the big screen. Her favorite roles to play thus far have been Laura from Joshua Harmon’s SIGNIFICANT OTHER and Banquo of Shakespeare's MACBETH.

SEVAN

(DECEMBER, GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY) SEVAN is a NYC-based actor/playwright whose with has been seen in NYC and London. For more info: www.justsevan.com

Calvin Leon Smith

(RETICENT, SEPTEMBER)  CALVIN LEON SMITH is a Brooklyn based actor. He can be seen most recently recurring in the Amazon miniseries The Underground Railroad. Theatre (selected): The Public Theater, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Clarence Brown Theatre, The Long Wharf Theatre. TV: “The Deuce,” "High Maintenance.” Calvin is a graduate of The Juilliard School (Group 47).

Nathan Vincenti

(MIDNIGHT COWBOYS) Nathan is a highly trained and incredibly versatile performer/actor who works in a wide variety of short & feature films, theatrical productions, and television shows. You can see his most recent work in the upcoming feature film THE WOODS (2022) (dir. Michelle Schumacher, Starring J.K. Simmons), several short films including COURT OF HONOR (2022) & BEYOND CLOSED DOORS (2022) (dir. Yoni Azulay), and LOVERS LEAP (2022) (dir. Ethan Romaine), as well as ELISA’S ALMOST THIRTY (a TV Pilot starring Ryan Carnes & Manon Matthews). A recent graduate of NYU Tisch (‘21), Nathan has and continues to study all facets of the craft for both the stage and screen, bringing his unique multi-cultural experience to the table to tell all kinds of exceptional and compelling stories about all types of people.

Ian Walls

(DECEMBER, GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY) Ian was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, where their love for theatre took root. Ian began training as an actor at First Stage Academy, following this passion at Milwaukee High School of the Arts and then through their college years at the University of Vermont. Ian has been working as an actor, designer and stage manager after graduating UVM and moving to NYC. Ian’s goal is to create art that focuses on social and racial injustice in America; art that has the power of change.

Anna Yukevich

(NEIGHBORS) Anna Yukevich is a singer-songwriter and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. Favorite roles at the Playhouse include Marc Antony (JULIUS CAESAR), Romeo (ROMEO AND JULIET), Gerda (THE SNOW QUEEN), and Randy (A CHRISTMAS STORY). She especially loves performing with The Fabulists and Shakespeare For The Masses. Find her at www.annayukevich.com and @annayuk__ on instagram.

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