Oldcastle Theatre Ensemble..
Gil BradyGil Brady was last seen at Oldcastle Theatre this past December in Northern Boulevard, and will be returning in July for a return engagement in the musical with some new songs. He also appeared here in Three Days of Rain and is so thrilled to be back in Vermont!(...and in this fantastic new space!) Off-Broadway: National Pastime. Regional: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Our Son's Wedding (Florida Studio Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Cape Fear Regional), Boeing, Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre), Grease (Fulton Theatre and Mill Mountain), The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre), The Crucible (Gallery Players), Rabbit Hole (Human Race), Hello, Dolly! (Westchester Broadway) and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. National Tour: Annie. TV: Law and Order: SVU, All My Children. Thank you to my incredibly supportive family, Eric, and this wonderful cast! www.GilbertBrady.com
Carleton CarpenterCarleton, a Bennington native, has a had a long, distinguished career on stage, in film and on television. His first Broadway appearance was in 1944 in Bright Boy. Other Broadway shows include: Almanac, Light up the Sky Hotel Paradiso, and Crazy for You. His films include Three Little Words, Two Weeks in Another Town, Fearless Fagan, Father of the Bride, Up Periscope etc. He sold more than ten million copies of the hit Abba Dabba Honeymoon with Debbie Reynolds. Carleton has acted and directed national and international tours and written songs recorded by the likes of Billy Eckstine. He has acted in many Oldcastle productions including On Golden Pond, An American Daughter, Spinning into Butter and directed The Apple Tree.
Sarah CoreySarah Corey is thrilled to be performing again in her beloved home region, New England. Off Broadway: Love and Real Estate (Annie), Illyria (Maria), Souvenir Stories . NYMF: A Letter to Harvey Milk (Lover/Barbara Standby). FringeNYC: Dancing in the Garden (Maria). Selected Regional: Alabama Shakespeare Festival: In the Book Of (Anisah, world premiere); Public Theatre ME: Beau Jest (Sarah); Mountain Playhouse: Twelfth Night (Olivia); Prospect Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia); New Repertory Theatre: Lippa's Wild Party (Kate, Best Supporting Actress IRNE Award); Speakeasy Stage: Caroline or Change (Rose); Worcester Foothills: Evita (Eva), Sisters of Swing (Patty), Titanic (Eleanor Widener); Gloucester Stage: A Grand Night for Singing (Vicki); Lyric Stage: Meshuggah-Nuns! (Sister Amnesia); Totem Pole Playhouse: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1 and 2); Stoneham Theatre: Tommy (The Acid Queen), Cole Porter's You Never Know (Maria). Sarah is a graduate of Princeton University and of the Shakespeare & Company Conservatory for Classical Acting.
Shawn DavisComing Soon...
Christine DeckerChris joined Oldcastle in 1973 and has made more than 25 appearances with the company including Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Glass Menagerie, (twice as both Laura and Amanda) Lend Me A Tenor, Wonderful Tennessee, Dancing at Lughnasa, and many others. Christine performs regularly at the Comedy Warehouse at Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island. She is also a member of the Orlando Theatre Project where she appeared in All my Sons, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and A Lion in Winter.
Loren Dunn(Callum) is excited to be returning to the Oldcastle theatre Company, where he played the titular role in Wendy Wasserstein's Third. Loren most recently appeared as Tony in You Can't Take It With You at the Geva Theatre Center, starring Robert Vaughn. Other credits include: New York: Tennessee Williams' The Pretty Trap (off-Broadway, NY premiere), The Night of the Iguana, Women of Manhattan, Cassiopeia. International: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Italy). Regional: You Can't Take It With You, The Glass Menagerie, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Subject Was Roses, The Foreigner, The Lion in Winter. TV: As the World Turns, One Life to Live, 30 Rock. Love and thanks to his wife, Jenny, and his family!
Paul FalzoneA founding member of Oldcastle, Paul has acted in more than 30 plays with OTC including Inherit the Wind, The Price, A View From the Bridge, The Odd Couple and Postmortem. He has directed several including Dracula and wrote Raising Kane which Oldcastle premiered in 1997 and co-wrote The Yankee Tradition that was performed in a special performance before the Vermont Legislature and on Vermont Public Television. On Broadway he appeared in Macbeth with Nicol Williamsson and off-Broadway in Harvey Feirstein's Torch Song Trilogy. He has been a regular on the TV series As The World Turns and All My Children and has made several appearances on Late Night with Conan OBrien.
Katrina FergusonKatrina, a native of Australia, has made many Oldcastle appearances including Engaging Shaw which Oldcastle premiered and which she subsequently acted in with New Jersey Rep; A Moon for the Misbegotten, Judevine and Hard Times. She won the 2005 Golden Leaf Award for Best Actress at Dorset Theatre Festival for her portrayal of Eleanor in A Lion in Winter. She has toured Europe five times with A Christmas Carol.
Amanda GarciaAmanda Elise Garcia is proud to work with Oldcastle once again. Having worked backstage and with the Bennington Actor's Express, this marks Amanda's debut on the stage with the Oldcastle Theatre Company. Amanda is a proud graduate from AMDA. Amanda is very grateful for this opportunity and wishes to thank God, her friends and her family for always believing in her and putting up with her goofiness!
Sophia L. GarderComing Soon...
Cheryl HowardCheryl Howard was recently seen in New York as Josephine Baker to rave reviews in The Sensational Josephine Baker, which she wrote, at the Emerging Artists Theatre Company. Cheryl played Kali in Black and Blue at the MCC Theatre, and Zora in Zora. In regional theatre, she has appeared as the Witch in Into the Woods at the Edison Theatre in St. Louis, Josephine Baker in Lucky in the Rain at the Goodspeed Opera House, as LaLa in The Colored Museum at the Hartford Stage Company. Cheryl was in the European tour and Berlin premiere of Dreamgirls, playing the challenging role of Deena, and was seen as Josephine Baker in Josephine Baker, the Musical, receiving the Golden Heart Award for Best Actress in Holland. Her films include The Way Home, The Lady of Gaslight Square, Roadside Diner, and Truly, Madly, Deeply.
Richard Howe(AEA) Richard is Oldcastles Associate Artistic Director. He joined the company in 1975 and has appeard in well over 100 productions. Favorites include Judevine, Greater Tuna, Redwood Curtain, Lend Me a Tenor, Of Mice and Men, I Do! I Do!, Dancing at Lughnasa, A moon for the Misbegotten, Picnic, Chesapeake, Dracula and Eric Petersons Civil Union. In 2006 he won Buffalos Katherine Cornell Award for his performance in Juno and the Paycock at the Irsich Classical Theatre. He has also appeared at Sierra Rep in California in The Foreigner and She Loves Me, and in the Theatre Company at Hubbard Halls production fo Pygmalion in Cambridge, NY. Richard has also designed numerous sets for Oldcastle including All My Sons, The Price, Im not Rapaport and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Melissa Hurst(Rud) is excited to be celebrating Oldcastle's new home in downtown Bennington! Her past productions with Oldcastle have included Picnic, I'm Not Rappoport, On Golden Pond, Our Town and her own one-person show, Baby Love. In New York, Melissa has worked at the Atlantic Theatre Co., Joe's Pub/The Public Theatre, Tectonic Theatre Project, EST, LaMama and Soho Rep, along with appearing in the off-Broadway premiere of The Houseguests by Harry Kondoleon (Obie Award - Best Play). Regional credits include Hartford Stage, GeVa, Pittsburgh Public, St. Louis Rep, Chester Theatre, Woodstock, and 20 productions with the Dorset Theatre Festival. In addition to TV work on Law and Order and The Guiding Light, Melissa appeared opposite Michael Emerson in the film Goldstar, Ohio and is a narrator of audio books in NYC. Bit of trivia: the name Melissa means "honey bee".
Willy JonesThis is Willys 20th season with Oldcastle. His many appearances with the company include Judevine, Civil Union, Greater Tuna, Mornings at Seven and Bedroom Farce. He also directs Oldcastles Bennington Actors Express and hosts a show for children on CAT-TV entitled Tell me a Story. Willy is host of a twice weekly radio program on WBTN.
Peter LangstaffPeter (Passepartout) was most recently seen at Oldcastle in Neil Simon's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" and "Night and Her Stars". Before that he also appeared in "Awake and Sing" and "One Two Three". Other roles he has played include Salieri in "Amadeus", M.C. in "Cabaret", Henry Higgins in "My Fair Lady", King Arthur in "Camelot", Sky Masterson in "Guys and Dolls", Dr. Prentice in "What the Butler Saw", the King in "King and I", Neville in Agatha Christie's "Towards Zero", Partridge in "The Lusty and Comical History of Tom Jones" by John Morrison, Robert de Baudricourt and Peter Cauchon in "Saint Joan", Capt. Hook in "Peter Pan" and many others. He lives year round in Dorset, VT with his lovely wife Alexandra.
Melissa Macleod HerionComing Soon...
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Michael D. Nichols(Cashman) is very happy to return to Oldcastle with this production. Oldcastle: Sweet Talk, An American Revolution. Broadway: November (World Premiere with Nathan Lane), One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (Tony; Best Revival with Gary Sinese). Off-Broadway: Exit the King, Iphigenia at Aulis (The Pearl Theatre) Tom Sawyer (New Victory Theatre) Regional credits include: Centerstage, Baltimore, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Alley Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Goodspeed Opera House, Barrington Stage, Studio Arena Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Festival and The Roundhouse Theatre. Television: All My Children, Another World, As the World Turns, Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. Mr. Nichols is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and holds an MFA from the Old Globe Theatre.
Yvonne PerryThis spring, Yvonne was part of two world premieres at Theatre 440 at Proctors, where she appeared in General Desdemona and Battle of the Bands. Other regional theatre credits include Mrs. VanBuren in Intimate Apparel (Capital Rep), Mrs. Kendall in The Elephant Man (Hubbard Hall), Rosemary in Picnic and Sue in All My Sons (Oldcastle Theatre Co.), Eleanor in Reverse Psychology (Northeast Theater), Various Roles in Play By Play and Ten By Ten (StageWorks), Cassie in Inalienable Rights: Denied and Gwenda Vaughn in Agatha Christies Ordeal By Innocence (both NYSTI). She has acted in or directed numerous screenplay readings for Movies Without Pictures. Yvonne currently teaches acting at U Albany, and toured with other college professors in last years Theatre 88 production of What I Heard About Iraq. Television credits include the five years she portrayed Rosanna Cabot on the CBS soap As The World Turns (Soap Opera Award, 1993) and appearances on Guiding Light, Candid Camera, Silk Stalkings, and the sit-com pilot Dads (ABC/Tri-Star). She is an active freelance commercial actress, and can often be seen on TV as the spokeswoman for Taft Furniture - and heard on the radio as the voice for The Times Union, among many others. Last summer she spent hours in the studio narrating social studies textbooks for Random House, and will happily try to answer any questions you might have about the Ottoman Empire (!) Yvonne holds a BFA in Acting from Adelphi University, and an MA in Theatre History from UAlbany. She has also studied with A.C.T. (San Francisco) and The Royal National (London). She resides in Loudonville, NY with her husband and two daughters. Proud member of Equity, SAG, and AFTRA. Special thanks to my two Ms and my two Js.
Eric PetersonA founding member of Oldcastle, Eric may be the longest serving artistic director in the United States. He has produced more than 200 productions, directed more than 150, acted in scores more. As a playwright he is the author of Civil Union, Ghostwriters Never Die, Angels in the Architecture, Frost Warnings, and Revolutionary Wizard: Ben Franklin. He co-authored The Yankee Tradition with Paul Falzone that was presented on Vermont Public Television and in a special performance before the Vermont Legislature. He has also written childrens plays. He has served as president of the Vermont Arts Councel and received awards from the Council, Vermont Magazine, Southern Vermont College and Bennington Museum. Eric has taught at the high school and college level. He is a member of SSDC, AEA and DGA. He is grateful for his wife Deborah, and the proudest grandfather on earth.
Jessica RaaumJessica is a recent transplant from San Francisco, and is honored to be making her East Coast debut at Oldcastle Theatre! Jessica's favorite credits include Judy in "9 to 5," Annie Oakley in "Annie Get Your Gun, for which she received a regional award, Pam in "The Full Monty" and Peggy Sawyer in "42nd Street." You may have seen Jessica recently in a Shutterfly commercial, and her latest film, "The Wisdom Tree" is scheduled to be released soon. Big thanks to the Havlaks!!
Duncan RogersDuncan M. Rogers appeared Off- Broadway in Ibsen's LITTLE EYOLF and THE WILD DUCK as well as in an adaptation of Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS. He has performed in New Jersey at the Bickford Theatre Company, the Woman's Theatre Company and New Jersey Rep and has worked with the Hillberry Repertory Company in Minnesota and the Huntingrton theatre in Massachusetts. He has a recurring role on NBC TV's 30 ROCK.
Patrick Ellison SheaPatrick has acted with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre, Totem Pole, Utah Shakespeare, Washington's Shakespeare Theatre and Ford's Theatre. He has acted in more than ten plays with Oldcastle including K2, Raising Kane, Mornings at Seven, Hard Times, I'm not Rappaport and Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol.
Bev SheehanBev was a principal in Barry Levinson's film DINER and for four 4 years had a recurring role on AS THE WORLD TURNS. In New York she has appeared in plays at New Dramatists, The Neighborhood Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Irish Repertory Theatre. She has been Producing Artistic Director of What Exit Theatre Company for 12 years and has appeared in plays there and elsewhere in New Jersey at the Playwrights Theatre, and Bickford Theatre.
Patrick SpencerPatrick is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production of Northern Boulevard. A special thank you to the cast, creative team, and people of Bennington for opening up their hearts and homes and welcoming him to the family. Previous credits include: The Great Gatsby( Arizona Theater Company) Into the Woods, Spelling Bee, The Secret Garden (Arizona Repertore Theatre) The Music Man, Legally Blonde, La Cage Aux Folles (Weathervane Repertore Theater). To Mom, Dad and Cait, "Here's to us. Who's like us? Damn few."
Jenny Strassburg(Lissa) is thrilled to be returning to Oldcastle Theatre Company where she previously appeared in Third and One, Two, Three. Recent roles include Judy in A Perfect Wedding (Florida Studio Theatre) Louise in The Fox on the Fairway (Gulfshore Playhouse). Previous credits include: Lydia in Pride and Prejudice (Pioneer Theatre Co), Emma in Echoes of the War (starring Richard Easton and Frances Sternhagen, The Mint Theatre), Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest (Dorset Theatre Festival) and Sophia Western in Tom Jones (Dorset Theatre Festival). Much gratitude to Eric and Rick. Much love to Loren and her family.
Bill TatumBill has appeared on Broadway (Man of La Mancha), TV (Law & Order), all the major soaps, hosting (On the Water) film (The Thomas Crown Affair) and in with Oldcastle in The Odd Couple, Raising Kane, Wonderful Tennessee, The Magnificent Ambersons, Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Dinner Party. He is a member of New Yorks Workshop Theater Company.
Oliver WadsworthOliver played the Child-catcher in the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang. Folks in this area may have seen him in TAKE ME OUT at Capital Rep or in MURDER ON THE NILE at the Dorset theatre Festival. He played many characters in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP with the Arizona Theatre Company and has appeared at the Fulton Opera House, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, the Long Wharf and Syracuse Stage.
Natalie WilderNatalie has previously appeared in two Oldcastle Dickens shows Hard Times and Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. She lives in NYC and her roles there include Phaedra in the New York premiere of Sarah Kanes Phaedras Love, Mouth in Samuel Becketts Not I, Lady Anne in Richard II, Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Babe in Crimes of the Heart and Beth in Dinner with Friends. She has acted with the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, the Civic Theatre of Central Florida and New Jersey Rep where she is a company member and last year originated the role of Rachel in the premiere of Apostasy.
Cotton WrightCotton is delighted to be joining Oldcastle in bringing to life Northern Boulevard. She has originated several roles with independent theater companies in New York City including Flux Theatre Ensemble, Oberon Theatre Ensemble and King's County Shakespeare Company. Some of her favorite regional theater credits include Twelfth Night (Viola), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Oklahoma (Laurey) and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Sally). She is awed by the unrelenting love and support of her friends and family and most of all, Jason. www.cottonwright.com
Simon Yokoyama(Robert) was born in Abiko, Japan. His family moved him to Seattle for most of his youth where he began his acting journey. This will be his 3rd time working with Elena Hartwell, the playwright. Recent work includes performances at the Erickson Theatre in Seattle, WA, where he appeared as King Alonso in The Tempest, Nickel and Dime, and Blogger. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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