Acting Ensemble

MEGAN BONES  After graduating from Saint Olaf College with a BA in Theatre and Political Science, Megan and fellow graduates began Gremlin Theatre in Minneapolis. She left the Mini-Apple for the Big-Apple and was cast in the first national tour of The Music Man (Ethel), and the national tour of Crazy For You. For the past eight years she’s been a core member of Dzieci, which seeks to balance performance with works of service. Dzieci’s Fool’s Mass and Makbet were presented throughout the country including at La MaMa, Saint John The Divine, and the Fury Factory in San Francisco. She has worked before with Voice Theatre in several shows, including Two Gentleman of Verona (Julia) and Birds on a Wire (Louise Cobb), and Our Country’s Good (Liz Morden/William Faddy) and is grateful to be a part of this talented company again.

Joe BongiornoJOSEPH BONGIORNO has been acting in and around the Hudson Valley area for over ten years–as Ray Dooley in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Leon Trotsky in All In the Timing, Stevie in Good People and most recently as Stephen Hawking and Jesus with Voice Theatre in End Days.

Lachlan BrooksLACHLAN BROOKS  A native New Yorker, Lachlan has been working with Voice Theatre since 2011, most notably appearing in Our Country’s Good (Mary Brenham/George Johnston) and Lovers: Winners (Maggie). Theatre credits include Death of a Saleman (Playwrights Horizons Theatre School 2017), Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts 2016), Uncle Vanya (PHTS 2015), The Cavern (PHTS 2015) The Typographer’s Dream (PHTS 2014), Something’s Not Right (PHTS 2014). She studied Shakespeare with New Genesis Productions, appearing in over a dozen productions: Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet and others. Lachlan appeared in a music video for The Llewelyn Mix, studied at RADA in London, and holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Jessica CrandallJESSICA CRANDALL  was nominated for an Innovative Theatre Award for her portrayal of Kassandra in Agamemnon at La MaMa. NY theater includes Mama’s Boy (Marina Oswald), the Drama League; The Burial at Thebes (Antigone), La MaMa; Hay Fever, and Birds on a Wire for Voice Theatre; The Ring, Hamm & Clov Stage Co., directed by Ted Mann; Concrete Temple Theatre; HERE; and readings at the Public Theater, the Rattlestick, New Dramatists, etc. Regional credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past) at Trinity Repertory Company, RI; Measure for Measure (Isabella), Julius Caesar (Portia), Blood Wedding (Bride) and others for the Warehouse Theatre, SC; Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel for the Palace Theatre, NH; and the one-woman play Shanty at Perishable Theatre, RI. Jessica has sung with the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She is currently at work on an original song cycle with composer and Guggenheim Fellow Carman Moore. MFA in acting: Brown/Trinity.

Amy CrossmanAMY CROSSMAN  is an actor and improviser based out of New York City. Her credits include Much Ado About Nothing with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and various readings at New York Theatre Workshop and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Training: Drew University, NJ, Upright Citizens Brigade, and ESP.

Devin DoyleDEVIN DOYLE  has appeared in several productions since graduating SUNY Purchase Conservatory. Highlights include: With A Shrug (Fringe Theater Festival), Rough Approximations (Incubator Arts Project), Candide (Berkshire Theater Festival), Best Boss Ever (Abingdon Theater) and Edward II (Teatro LATEA). Film & TV: My Pain Is Worse Than Your Pain (dir. Adam Hall, Woodstock Film Festival), The Perfect Murder (Discovery ID), I Killed My BFF (Biography Channel) and Collectors (dir. Charles Kopelson). For Voice Theatre Devin has performed in Our Country’s Good and most recently in End Days.

Ryan FeykRYAN FEYK  is a constant theater maker, and has developed scrappy, independent productions since 2005. Over the years, he has helped launch New York based theatre companies like Tin Lily, Golden Shards, Bushwick Shakes, This Is Not a Theatre Co., and Hazard Rep. In 2017, he worked with Brimstone Creek Productions to bring Shakespeare’s As You Like It to the village of Sharon Springs. He will soon be appearing in Trollville, a comedic digital series that explores the dark side of internet culture. Ryan received an MFA in Acting from the New School for Drama.

John GazzaleJOHN GAZZALE  With Voice Theatre John has performed in Our Country’s Good (Robert Sideway/Davey Collins) and Birds on a Wire (Shimon). Gallery Players: Company (Peter); Voice Theatre: Hay Fever (Simon); Barefoot Theatre Company: Raft of the Medusa (Donald); A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley (Scrooge); Dog Day Afternoon (Leon); Balm in Gilead (Frannie); FringeNYC 09 Encore: Terranova (Hearst); Lobo Theatre: Spring Storm (Arthur – New York Premiere); Member of Barefoot Theatre Company and Voice Theatre. M.F.A. Actors Studio/New School.

Irene GlezosIRENE GLEZOS  New York and regional theatre credits include: Anna in Shauna Kanter’s Legacy, Joyce/Isabella Bird (Top Girls), Fairouz in Naomi Wallace’s In the Heart of America (directed by Tony Kushner), Collette in Four Dogs and a Bone, Shirley in Criminal Genius, Sally in A Lie of the Mind (with Suzanne Shepherd), Serafina in The Rose Tattoo, Anna in Ron Elisha’s Two (with Mark Hammer) Bo in Criminal Hearts, Elaine in Jeannie Zusy’s Kicking Inside, Antigone in Antigone (directed by Suzanne Shepherd), Darlene in DT King’s Big Cactus (directed by Victoria Pero), and Nana in her own play The Crossing. Independent films include: Deadly Obsessions, One of a Kind and Skeleton Woman. She can also be seen in Woody Allen’s Celebrity and has appeared on television series including Sex and the City, Third Watch, Law and Order and Wright’s Verdicts.

Jessie Wray GoodmanJESSIE WRAY GOODMAN  Credits include–New York: Locked (Metropolitan Playhouse), Can Cause Death (Voice Theatre), New York Readings/Workshops: Shmendricked (Voice Theatre), Strawberry Fields (CloseUp-NYC), Regional: Our Country’s Good (Voice Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Tempest, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus, Richard II (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company), Dinner Theatre of the Absurd (Pittsburgh New Works Festival), Rabbit Hole (Winchester Little Theatre), Film/Webseries: Shepard (Grimm Sleeper Productions), Corpsing (72nd St. Films). BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory.

NANCY OARNEIRE GRAHAM lives in Kingston and has been acting in the Hudson Valley since 2004. Recent stage work includes the world premiere of Casse Noisette at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, The Clean House with Threshold Stage Company in Kittery, Maine, and Voice Theatre’s productions of All My Sons and The Skin of Our Teeth. She curates and performs in Cocoon Theatre’s Soirée in the Parlor series in Poughkeepsie and is a company member of the Paramount Theater Group in Peekskill. BA English literature, Muhlenberg College; MA cinema studies, New York University; ongoing training: Michael Chekhov School, Hudson, NY.

Mario Haynes MARIO HAYNES  From Ellaville, GA. Mario graduated in May 2010 from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Theatre, where he acted in numerous student and University Mainstage productions. Post graduation, Mario took classes at the famed Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre and acted in Life Theatre’s production of Fences as Corey. Mario also took improv classes at JACKpie at Relapse Theatre and performed in sketches and improv shows, while performing with his improv team “Improv Athens” regularly also. Mario is currently loving New York and was in the One-Year Acting program at the New York Film Academy. Mario likes sushi, singing, playing guitar, the Simpsons and movie/theatre trivia.

Cori IrwinCORI IRWIN  is an Albany native and has performed with various companies around the region. Favorite roles include: Harper Pitt in Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches; Suzette in Don’t Dress for Dinner; Inga in Cabaret; Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; and Laurie in A Chorus Line. For Voice Theatre Cori has performed in All My Sons. Cori is a member of SAG/AFTRA. www.coriirwin.com

Steve JonesSTEPHEN M. JONES  has appeared at the Woodstock Fringe Festival in Backwards and The Cardiff Giant, with Performing Arts of Woodstock in The Water Engine, Yankee Tavern, and Clybourne Park, with Passing the Torch in Sam Cooke and When the Chickens Come Home to Roost, with Catskill Actors Theatre in Amelia and Scrooge in the Catskill, with Star Mountain Productions in Tooth of Crime and Buried Child, with STS Theatre Group in Dracula, with Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center in Henry VIII. With Voice Theatre he performed in Our Country’s Good.

John LittleJOHN LITTLE  Recent credits include: Roundabout Theatre National Tour of Cabaret, Off-Broadway Revival of Shadowlands and Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company Regional Theatre: Yale Rep, Syracuse Stage, Pioneer Theatre, Goodspeed, Pittsburgh Public Theatre and ten seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Poetic License, Milk and Honey, and Taming of the Shrew. He toured Europe in Crazy for You, Japan and Korea in Cabaret and America in Scrooge and The Fantasticks. Television work includes Law and Order and Boardwalk Empire. John is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Robert Langdon LloydROBERT LANGDON LLOYD  First joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 and was a founding member of Peter Brook’s company in Paris (C.I.C.T). Theatre in USA: Marat/Sade dir Peter Brook (Broadway). Vienna Lusthaus dir Martha Clarke (Public Theater, NYC). A Midsummer Night’s Dream dir Peter Brook (Ahmanson Los Angeles, Eisenhower Washington, Geary, San Francisco). Zastrozzi dir Andrei Serban (Public Theatre, NYC). Conference of the Birds dir Peter Brook (La Mama). Ghost on Fire dir Les Waters (Goodman, Chicago). Beckett’s All Strange Away (Beckett Theatre, NYC). May I….? (La Mama, NYC), Aribert Reiman’s Lear dir Jean-Piere Ponnelle (San Francisco Opera). Up Centre Between dir Shauna Kanter (Ko Festival, Mass). Carmen dir Peter Brook (Vivianne Beaumont). Mahabharata dir Peter Brook (BAM) and world tour. Candida dir Lisa Peterson (McCarter). Guantanamo dir Nicolas Kent (Culture Project). St Joan dir Gregory Thompson (Bard Summerscape). A Christmas Carol dir Joel Ferrell (Dallas Theater Center). The Tempest dir Gregory Thompson (Tour) Uncle Vanya dir Erica Schmidt (Bard Summerscape). Othello dir Arin Arbus (Theatre for a New Audience), Measure for Measure dir Arin Arbus (Theatre for a New Audience). British Television: A Landing on the Sun, The Fragile Heart, Casualty, Heartbeat, Eastenders, A Wing and a Prayer, Moseley, Scarlet Pimpernel, Innocents, Close and True, The Dinosaur Hunters. International Television: Mr Ma and Son (Beijing), Extreme (Berlin). USA Television Law and Order and Law and Order Criminal Intent (NYC) Film: Marat/Sade, Tell Me Lies, King Lear, Galileo, The Committee, Mahabharata.

Sean MarrinanSEàN MARRINAN  Stage: End Days and Our Country’s Good (Voice Theatre), A Number (Clockwork), The Reunion (Pulse), Sedition (Playwrights Theater of NJ), Accomplice, Stones in his Pockets, Erma Vep, Noises Off, Compleat Wrks…(Shadowland Theatre), The Illusion (Hudson/Stageworks). National tour Duffy and the Devil (Shoestring Players), Jungle Book, Frog Prince, Brave Little Tailor (MMSC BAM, Kennedy Center) Film/TV: Rhymes with Bananas (BCDF), Henry and Anthony (Vassar Films, Cannes Select), Ciggies (Vassar Films), 30 Rock (Seasons 3-7). Mr. Marrinan has worked as a teaching artist in New Paltz, Kingston, and in districts across the country. His lives with his family in Rosendale and is a proud member of AEA SAG/AFTRA.

Kate McMorran KATE McMORRAN  is a New York City based actor, singer, and writer. Recently, Kate was seen as Ann Deever in All My Sons with the Voice Theatre. Kate has worked professionally in several regional and New York theaters, favorite roles include: Clytemnestra in Agamemnon, Jeanie in Hair, and Kate Monster in Avenue Q. She also toured the country in the national tour of Are You My Mother? The Musical. Kate studies voice with Matt Farnsworth Vocal Studios and has been playing piano for over ten years. She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre and English from Muhlenberg College, and is currently at work on several writing projects that explore creative ways to be a woman in a predominantly male world.

Ron MoreheadRON MOREHEAD  Throughout his career Ron has performed with some of Broadway’s most esteemed composers including Marvin Hamlisch, David Shire, Jason Robert Brown & Stephen Schwartz and at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and the White House. He played James Vane in Dorian Gray Off-Broadway, was featured in Dena Hammerstein’s Only Make Believe benefit concert and performed with Tommy Page in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Most recently, Ron played Detective Patterson on Investigation Discovery’s Emmy winning drama A Crime to Remember. He can also be heard on the original cast recordings of Sadie Thompson with Melissa Errico and Ron Raines. He has served as Theatre Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Arts Society of Kingston and is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Crown Productions, a non-profit production company that produces musical and theatrical events to raise money for worthy causes. For Voice Theatre Ron has performed in Our Country’s Good and Season’s Greetings.

DEAN NOLAN  For Voice Theatre Birds on a Wire. Co-starred on Broadway and Off- in the original casts of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! (as Harry Bright), as Terence in the Pulitzer Prize–nominated Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten Vasillaros, and as Jeffrey in Tabletop (Drama Desk Award) by Rob Ackerman. Regional credits include Dallas Theater Center, Yale Rep, The Wilma, Geva, New Stage, among others. Television: Mercy, Law & Order, Crossing Jordan, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Intent. Film: Break, Paparazzi, Kiss the Bride and the Oscar-nominated short Seraglio. As director: productions of Birds on a Wire (U.S. and international premieres), God of Carnage, Twelfth Night, Hello, Dolly!, The Roads to Home, Texas Flyer. As writer: co-book writer for Texas Flyer (with Larry Gatlin); editor of The Film Encyclopedia, published by HarperCollins since 1994. BA: Hardin-Simmons University. MFA: Yale School of Drama (Constance Welch scholar).

Audrey RapoportAUDREY RAPOPORT  Theatre credits include her critically-acclaimed one-woman show I AM RAPOPORT; Down South (Rattlestick Theater); They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?; A Charlie Brown Commercial Christmas; Cold Feet; Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret; and Jim Farmer’s The Supper Club of Lost Causes at Theatre for the New City. Audrey has been privileged to work with such phenomenal directors as Rick Sparks, Cynthia Szigeti, and Wendy McClellan. She’s thrilled to add Shauna Kanter to that impressive list. Audrey has performed with The Groundlings, Acme Comedy Theatre, and at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival. She has performed her own material in numerous shows, including 7 Sins; Va Va Voom!; Funny Stories with James Judd; Pinata; Heroine Addicts; and Girls’ Club. Film and TV: Henry and Anthony; Thirteen Days; Late Last Night; The Accidental Tourist; I Love You To Death; Break A Leg; As The World Turns; Significant Others; According To Jim; Grounded For Life; Prime Time Comedy; Cheers; Bob; Days Of Our Lives; Kwik Witz. Audrey is the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Natalie Schaefer Award; and several DRAMA-LOGUE and LA WEEKLY Drama Awards. As a writer, she has contributed to numerous projects including HISTERIA! for Warner Bros. Animation. She currently teaches acting and comedy improvisation at School of Visual Arts in NYC.

LEIGH STRIMBECK  is an associate member of The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE); was formerly the Artistic Director of the Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS); an artist in residence in the theater program at Russell Sage College; co-founder of WAM Theatre in The Berkshires and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.   At TIS she created and directed the devised pieces MIRROR, MIRROR and “I’m Not a Feminist, But….”; adapted, directed and toured The Trojan Women; directed and toured Grounded; directed On the Verge, I Never Saw Another Butterfly and the musicals Spring Awakening and Cabaret. Leigh also wrote a play for the college’s centennial based on 100 years of the school newspaper entitled Yours. At BTE she performed and directed for 10 years, most recently returning to direct The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin.  She has performed and directed at many regional theaters: including WAM, The Rep, Saratoga Shakespeare, Shakespeare and Company, and the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. She has acted in the films UnCivil Liberties, Fighting for Freedom, Little BiPeep, Key Transitions and Lifetime Movie Network’s Off the Rails. Leigh proudly works as a communications coach for the New York State Defender’s Institute Basic Trial Skills Program. Leighstrimbeck.com

Joris StuyckJORIS STUYCK  has worked since the 1980s as an actor in the U.S., England, and continental Europe. He recently played the world’s most famous detective in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, co-produced by Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, St. Louis Rep, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Stage roles in NYC include Jack Straw in Guantanamo: Honor-Bound to Defend Freedom at the Culture Project, Erhardt Schlaminger in The Bilbao Effect at AIA, and various Shakespearean roles for NY Classical Theatre (performing al fresco in Central Park). Regional roles include Montano in Othello at D.C. Shakespeare and the title role in Dracula in Allentown, PA. English credits include The Normal Heart at the Royal Court in London and lead and supporting roles in the British series We’ll Meet Again, the BBC miniseries Tender Is the Night, and the ITV miniseries A Woman of Substance. Hollywood credits include guest roles in Quantum Leap, Dynasty, and Hunter, and supporting roles in the miniseries Onassis and Sinatra.

Evan SibleyEVAN SIBLEY  Credits include– New York: Backyard/Desert (TTC), Antony and Cleopatra (Bard City at Classic Stage), Intriguing Engagements (NY Fringe), The Orphan of Zhao (Ma-Yi), Ventura and Fit for a King (Primary Stages). Regional: Pride and Prejudice, Snow White, Peter Pan, Far Away (Hangar Theatre), and The Skin of Our Teeth (Voice Theatre). College: Ugly Lies the Bone and Eigengrau. Education: BA Fordham University, London Dramatic Academy, Hangar Lab Co. www.evansibley.com

DENISE SUMMERFORDDenise Summerford  has appeared on Broadway in the casts of Taboo (cast recording), Grease, Rocky Horror Show Live! and Saturday Night Fever. She has toured with the National Companies of The Who’s Tommy, Grease, Chess and Leader of the Pack. Denise won a Drama Desk Award for her work in the hit Off Broadway a cappella musical In Transit where she created the role of Jane and was in the original cast of the musical Shout! which premiered Off-Broadway at the Julia Miles Theatre (cast recording). Denise can be heard on many voiceovers and jingles and just finished shooting the indie film Annie’s World. Denise is a company member of Half Moon Theatre in Poughkeepsie and was most recently seen in their production of the one woman show I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. Denise is also the school director of Half Moon Theatre School of the Arts.

Christa TrinlerCHRISTA S. TRINLER  has performed in Voice Theatre productions of The Skin of Our Teeth (Lily Sabina), Our Country’s Good (Duckling Smith, Tench Watkins), Season’s Greetings (Belinda), Hay Fever (Myra), Lovers (Woman), and in Voice Theatre’s Spring Reading Series in: The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild, Lovers, & Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. She was the associate producer of Voice Theatre’s production of Birds on a Wire and the company manager for Our Country’s Good at Byrdcliffe Theater. She holds a degree in theater from Indiana University and worked professionally in Chicago before relocating to New York. Favorite Chicago credits include Diner Tales (Jeff Award Nominated), Twelfth Night, Lady House Blues, The WAL*MART-ians, The Bald Soprano (Jeff Award Nominated), The 8: Reindeer Monologues, Three Ways Home (co-producer) Erik Ehn’s The Saint Plays (directed by Paul Budraitis of the Lithuanian Academy of Music & Theatre). Christa is also a freelance producer, producing corporate videos, meetings, and events around the country. She is a 2011 Telly Award recipient.

Michael WithallMICHAEL WITHALL  An actor and comedian based in the Hudson Valley, he is a founding company member of Hudson Valley Improv, where he has taught, directed and performed Improv in venues including The Cafeteria in New Paltz, The CIA in Hyde Park, The Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill and BSP in Kingston. He works regularly with Howl Playwrights as an actor for their works in development. He co-produces Sticky for Mimi Entertainment. Credits include: Barroom MacBeths, Eddie and Lorraine, A Christmas Carol, Call Waiting, Loss, and A Noodle in Every Pot. michael@hudsonvalleyimprov.com