January 2014: T. Schrieber actor Melissa Navia won Best Actress in a Feature at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival for her performance in The Paragon Cortex.
January 2014: T. Schrieber actors Maggie Alexander and Ciaran Sheehan star in Lung Tree Production’s show Fifty Words at the Gene Frankel Theatre. T. Schreiber actors Gwen Eagleton, Emily Cannon-Brown round out the cast.
January 2014: T. Schrieber actor Charles B. Davies was cast as ‘Telegin’ in Uncle Vanya with the 24/6 Theatre Company in NYC.
December 2013: T. Schreiber actor Rachel Lowery is starring in Gale Theatre Company’s Florence, in Austin, Texas.
November 2013: T. Schreiber actors, and sisters, Sinem and Meltem Gulturk, starred in a Discover card commercial.
November 2013: T. Schreiber actor Luke Guldan was cast as Ralphie Vitale in the show Blue Bloods on CBS.
November 2013: T. Schreiber actor Stephanie Iscovitz’s original play Attempted Harmonies has been accepted into Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Winter One-Act Play Competition. The play will feature T. Schreiber actors Caila Lavine, Sarah duRivage-Jacobs, and Lily DePaula.
November 2013: T. Schreiber actor Alexa Erbach has been in cast in the production Lemon Meringue with the Barrow Group, which focuses on overcoming childhood abuse.
November 2013: 8 T. Schreiber alumni are in the multi-award winning thriller Junction, which will be in theatres across the country. Sharon Maguire, Summer Crockett Moore, Pat Patterson, Joanna Bayless, Peter Aguero, Derek Roche, Cynthia Shaw, and Jim Heaphy
November 2013: T. Schreiber alumnus Rich Graff has been cast as the Boyfriend in My Dead Boyfriend starring Heather Graham.
October 2013: T. Schreiber actor Brandon Boruch is playing the role of Lance in The Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Joria Productions Theatre.
October 2013: T. Schreiber actor Colin DePaula is featured in the dark comedy The Rest of Your Life at the Axial Theatre.
October 2013: T. Schrieber actor Julia Udine is starring as Christine Daae in the new national tour of Phantom of the Opera.
October 2013: T. Schrieber actor Zach Gafin was featured in a national Pepsi commercial.
September 2013: T. Schreiber actor Stephanie Iscovitz is performing on the true crime series Frenemies on Discovery ID. Stephanie is playing Kassandra; a lonely, unstable girl who’s obsessed with starting a family.
August 2013: T. Schreiber actor Stuart Green was cast in Our Kiki: A Gay Farce, as part of the 2013 International Fringe Festival in New York City.
June 2013: T. Schreiber actor Helen Abell just finished shooting the lead role in the short-film Tideline which shines light on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the struggles that women in the military face.
June 2013: T. Schreiber actor Heidi Philipsen played the role of ‘Florence’ in the feature Hobo Heyseus directed by Jon Russel Cring. She also played the role of ‘Dr. McNamara’ in a series of medical commercial projects for Aurora Studios and the role of ‘Viola Sciotti’ in the SAG-indie feature Marcy, which she also produced alongside director Daniel Freudenberger. Heidi was also interviewed on her local PBS stations for her acting/directing work in Her Telling Heart which will air in episode 1 of their ‘TvFilm’ series on Sunday, June 16th at 10:30pm (WMHT).
June 2013: T. Schreiber actor Eric Cotti is playing the role of ‘Yasha’ in Anton Chekov’s A Cherry Orchard with the Treasure House Theater.
February 2013: T. Schreiber Alumnus Jonny Orsini will be making his Broadway debut in The Nance, opposite Nathan Lane, at the Lincoln Center Theatre.
February 2013: Page Clements, T. Schreiber’s Vocal Production and Shakespeare instructor, has been cast as Clytemnestra in Sophocles’ Electra with the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. The show runs March 8th -24th, 2013.
January 2013: David Umansky (a graduate of the 2011-2012 acting conservatory program) has joined The Alabama Shakespeare Festival as an acting apprentice. He will be performing as well as touring Twelfth Night and performing Macbeth. Earlier this season, David had the opportunity to perform The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as well as A Christmas Carol at the Shakespeare Festival. He will also be in there upcoming production of To Kill a Mockingbird.
December 2012: Jingchu Zhang’s most recent film Switch, just premiered in China in November. Jingchu also recently finished shooting an Italian film entitled Something Good, which is coming out this year.
October 2012: T. Schreiber student Emily Shephardshot a commercial directed and lensed by Steven Sebring for Wolf Magazine on the new Epic-M Monochrome Camera. Click here to view!
October 2012: Jonny Orsini will be in a live radio play with Emmy nominee Mark Margolis. The play is entitled Caper by Larry Fessenden. Tuesday (Oct 23rd) 9 pm at Dixon Place 161 Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington and Delancy). For more info see http://talesfrombeyondthepale.com/
October 2012: Cynthia Shaw has just finished the multi-media film project Whispers in the Dark, presented at The Film Society of Lincoln Center. She’s going onto film John Orrichio’s horror film, Evil Lair as well as a comedic web series called King of Fitness, produced by Bouncing Ball Films. On stage, she will be a part of Ibsen’s Women, reading excerpts from Isben plays in a fundraiser for All Star and the NYC food bank. Finally she will be playing the role of Jack London’s mother in the play Jack London: His life and Loves.
September 2012. Orlando Rivera (graduate of the 2011-2012 One Year Conservatory) will be performing with the Horizon Theatre Rep in Jean Genet’s The Balcony this October 11th thru November 4th at The ArcLight Theatre. Look for him this Fall making his TV debut in Celebrity Ghost Stories. Recently joined the resident acting company of the Flea Theatre, The Bats: check him out in there weekly episodic show theserials@theflea.
August 2012. Aubrey Ball, Sebastian Montoya, Jessica Osborne, Noelle P. Wilson and Stephen Alan Wilson star in the new web series, Wright’s Wrongs, created by Noelle P. Wilson and directed by Robert Verlaque.
June 2012. T. Schreiber Studio’s own Megan Abell, Bronwen Carson, Andy Cohen, Shane Lacoss, and Casey Shane are working together on the production of August Strindberg’s Playing With Fire at The Private Theatre.
June 2012. Erick Pinnick is set to star as Henry in the upcoming production of David Mamet’s Race at Theatre Raleigh, part of the Hot Summer Nights series.
April 2012. Don’t miss Jonny Orsini in The New Group’s production of An Early History of Fire, a new play by the legendary playwright in Vermont.
July 2011. The Strawberry One-Act Festival presents Unexpected Company. Starring Belle Caplis, Stephanie Seward, and Sebastian Montoya. Directed by Meghan Jones, Assistant Directed by Geeta Pereira, and Written by Wendy Mae Shelton. July 31st, 2011 at 9pm at the Hudson Guild Theatre. Buy your tickets here.
July 2011. The Transport Group presents: David Greenspan in a double-header of his one-man shows The Patsy and Jonas* (*written by Greenspan). Buy tickets for one or both here. Previews began July 15th, show opens July 24th atThe Duke on 42nd Street.
July 2011. This Fall, catch Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney, the lead role in the new NBC series Prime Suspect. Bello’s acclaimed film Beautiful Boy is now available on DVD, and she recently wrapped work on John Singleton’s Abduction (alongside TSS Honorary Board Member Alfred Molina). For more on the busy actress and her work, check out this NYTimes Profile.
July 2011. Mara Davinowappearing in Death Takes a Holiday. Based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, this world premiere musical is brought to theRoundabout by a team of Tony-Award winning artists. Currently in previews, the musical will officially open on July 21st. Get your tickets here.
June 2011. Lowell Byers (of You Never Can Tell, The Changing Room, and Balm in Gilead) is also a playwright! He will be performing in a reading of his new play – Kriegsgefangenen (Prisoner of War) – at Shelter Studios on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00pm. Cast includes: Ian Campbell Dunn, Esteban Benito, Seth James, Edwin Sean Patterson, and Tommy Buck. On July 19th, Byers can also be seen as Dr. Jake in the Playwrights Horizons production of the Relational Medicine Project through Columbia University (dir. John Henry Davis).
June 2011. Diamando Stratakos stars in the Spoon River Project at the Greenwood Cemetery. A Backstage Critic’s Pick, the show is also featured in the New York Times slideshow: Among the Dead. Hear her interview on 1010 Wins.
June 2011. Congratulations to Rebecca Spiro! Dame Factory, Inc won Best Experimental Film at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
May 2011. This Saturday only (May 14th), see Bianca Christina Gallifuoco and Sean Gallagher in Random Access Theatre’s Something’s Not Quite Right Here: An Evening of New Work, directed by Amanda Donelan. Performances at 6pm and 9pm at Theatre 54.
May 2011. Laura Sisskin-Fernandez directs Jill Waters and Mary Monahan in Two Days Til Dawn from June 8-25 at The Gene Frankel Theatre. Monahan can also be seen in T. Schreiber’s upcoming New Works Project winner, Big Country.
May 2011. Lauren LoGuidice is featured in the Queen Gazette discussing her film When Harry Tries to Marry, a recently released romantic comedy.She is also in the process of staging her solo show about the life of Greta Garbo.
May 2011. See Nick Fesette in the revival of Christopher Fry’s scorching Broadway hit, The Lady’s Not for Burning. The production, presented by Parenthesis, is set to run from May 21-June 11 at Walkerspace
May 2011. Umi Shakti and Jevon McFerrinsoon to appear in Tearing Down the Walls, a new musical directed and written by Obie award winner Daniel Beaty. Opens May 12th (previews this week) at The Riverside Theatre.
April 2011. Starting April 21st, Arley Tapiriancan be seen in Fairy Tale: The Musical at the Laba Theatre at the 14th Street Y. The show is presented by (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and runs through May 1st. Click here to purchase tickets.
April 2011. David Greenspan’s new play Go Back to Where You Are is The New York Times Critic’s Pick! Buy tickets to the new hit through Playwright’s Horizons. Extended through May 1st at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater
March 2011. Alexei Bobrowsky and James Liebman to star in the upcoming political satire The Politics of Conflict, directed by Minos Papas. Bobrowsky will also star opposite Anthony Chisholm in The Exterminator, an independant film about an Iraqi war veteran in the debilitating throes of PTSD. Both films will be in festival circulation later this year.
March 2011. Jonny Orsini won Outstanding Performance at the Florida Film Festival for the short film Cigarette Candy, which won Best Short Film at South by Southwest 2011. He can be seen on-stage in Bekah Brunstetter’s upcoming new play, Be A Good Little Widow, at Ars Nova (previews start April 20th). Jonny also stars opposite Keanu Reeves in the upcoming Generation Um…
March 2011. The critically acclaimed play with music by TSS Alum Angelo Parra, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, is the season finale at Florida Rep in Ft. Myers, May 3 – 22. Based on the turbulent life of the legendary Blues singer, the show was named one of the “Top Ten Off-Broadway Experiences” in 2001 by the NY Daily News.
March 2011. Tune in to watch TSS alum Kasia Pilewicz demonstrate her broad range of modeling and acting talents on America’s Next Top Model 16, Wednesday, March 16th at 8/7c.
March 2011. Timothy Weinert is currently playing roughneck outlaw Stephen in The Great Divide, written by William Vaugn Moody, at the The Metropolitan Playhouse. Daniel M. Gold writes in his New York Times Review, “Ms. Sowa and Mr. Weinert finally come to resemble any couple who share a life under duress, all the time wondering exactly what of it is worth saving.”
March 2011. Starting March 15th, Annabella Sciorra can be seen alongside Chris Rock and Bobby Cannavale in LAByrinth’s The Mother****** with the Hat. Directed by Tony Award Winner Anna D. Shapiro, written by Stephen Adly Guirgis.
March 2011. Cynthia Shaw has just wrapped on a number of independent films including Hate Street, The Saturday Post, and Know When to Fold ‘Em. She will also be starring in the REPalliance production of The Giver from the end of March through the beginning of April.
March 2011. Jay Patterson can be seen as Dr. Meadows in Edward Burns’ film Nice Guy Johnny, which premiered at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival before arriving on DVD and digital download.
February 2011. One-Year Conservatory student Gen Shin will be playing Young Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi in a new original musical, Mitsuko by Frank Wildhorn, Directed by Shuichiro Koike. The show will be premiering at Osaka’s Umeda Arts Theatre in April, followed by a tour in Nagoya and Tokyo. Gen can also be seen this Fall as Rocky in Hidenori Inoue’s production of the Rocky Horror Show.
February 2011. Current TSS student Rebecca Cherry is also an accomplished violinist! Check out her MySpace to hear the music for yourself and to find out more information on upcoming albums (self-produced and with Mulatta Records).
February 2011. Bonnie Dennison guest stars as Reagan in the new series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior. Check out full episodes here.
February 2011. Now Showing! TSS Honorary Board Members Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard now starring in the Classic Stage Company’sproduction of Three Sisters. Check out Ben Brantley’s rave review in the New York Times.
November 2010. Joseph W. Rodriquez and his theatre company, Playhouse Creatures, are staging Stephen Jeffrey’s comic/drama The Libertine at The Kirk Theatre on Theatre Row, opening Monday, November 8th.
October 2010. James Lukens guest-stars as Lane Thorngood on the new Fox show Running Wilde with Kerri Russell and Will Arnett.
October 2010. Patricia Penn is now appearing in Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven at The Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.
October 2010. Cynthia Shaw will be playing a high school principal in Prom Night of the Living Dead at the Players Theatre. She will also take on the role of a cougar mom at the Shelter Acting Company. Keep a look out for her roles in the upcoming films Mac and Cheese, The Storyteller, Infinity: The Pilot, and Off-Season. You may also recognize her from her commercials for Icelandair and Atria.
September 2010. Edward Norton can now be seen alongside Robert DeNiro in the film Stone. Watch his discussion of the film on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. Norton is also working on the screen adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, set for release in 2013. Norton will helm the project as writer, director and star.
September 2010. Charles West will take over the role of El Gallo in the Fantastiks at the Jerry Orbach Theater Saturday October 2 and Saturday October 8th, and the weekend of October 15-17th.
September 2010. T.Schreiber alum Peter Sarsgaard and Honorary Board Member Maggie Gyllenhaal will appear in Chekov’s Three Sisters in January. The couple’s follow-up to last year’s Uncle Vanya will be produced at CSC under the direction of Austin Pendleton.
September 2010. Julie Halston appearing as Sister Acacius in Charles Busch’s The Divine Sister at the Soho Playhouse .
September 2010. William C. Mitchell to appear in NBC’s Harry’s Law with Kathy Bates. Mitchell will also appear in the latest Charles S. Dutton project.
September 2010. Carrie McLemore will star in Whit Stillman’s latest filmDamsels in Distress, now in production.
August 2010. Alexandra Hellquist will be appearing as Mami in Butterfly, Butterfly, Kill Kill Kill! Presented by Depth Charge, the production is inspired by Seijun Suzuki’s Branded to Kill, and is being featured as part of The 2010 New York International Fringe Festival.
August 2010. Zach Bandler is now appearing in the new musical, With Glee, by John Gregor at the Kirk Theater on 42nd Street.
August 2010. Kevin Hagan just finished his run of Long Days Journey Into Night, in which he played James Tyrone, at the Arena Repertory in Farmingdale, LI. His upcoming projects include the role of Joe Keller in All My Sons at Bayway Arts in E. ISLIP, LI.
July 2010. Mel England is currently filming the leading role in the upcoming feature film The Grawsills.
July 2010. The Amoralists’ founders, James Kautz and Matthew Pilieci, played an extended Off-Broadway run last season of The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side. They return for an encore engagement at Performance Space 122 July 29th through August 9th. Their other work, Happy In the Poorhouse, will begin August 12th and run through August 23rd.
July 2010. Anna Young and Eric Fleming will be starring in Statements after an Arrest Under the Immorality Act at THE TANK in September 2010. Directed by Nora DeVeau-Rosen.
June 2010. Colin Egglesfield is currently filming Something Borrowed with Kate Hudson and John Krasinski. He has also appeared on Brothers & Sisters, Melrose Place and All My Children.
June 2010. Laurence Cantor is appearing as Henry Albertson, The Old Actor, in the Infinity Theatre Company‘s mini-tour of The Fantasticks, which will be playing in Lewes, DE, and Annapolis, MD.
June 2010. Kevin Brown (a.k.a. Dotcom) won an ensemble SAG Award as a series regular for NBC’s 30 Rock.
June 2010. Sean Gallagher is directing Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty at Atlanta’s Pinch n’ Ouch Theatre
June 2010. James Kautz is one of the founding members of the Amoralists, which is currently producing Amerissiah, playing at Theatre 80.
May 2010. Valorie Hubbard has been a co-star on Romantically Challenged, How I Met Your Mother, Greek, and Desperate Housewives.
May 2010. Tony Glazer was awarded the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2009 L. Arnold Weissberger Award for Playwriting for his play The Substance of Bliss.
May 2010. Matthew Del Negro has recurring roles on United States of Tara, Parenthood, and Trauma.
May 2010. Claudia Shear wrote and stars in Restoration, directed by Christopher Ashley and about a woman commissioned to restore Michelangelo’s David for its 500th birthday, at New York Theatre Workshop.
May 2010. Ivette Dumeng just finished working with John Patrick Shanley in The Monkey Show for the LABrynth Theater Company. She also started her own theater company, NyLon Fusion Collective, with another T. Schreiber alum, Elliot Joseph.
May 2010. Zal Owen is currently playing Motel, the Tailor, opposite Harvey Fierstein in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof