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Penny Balfour *(Renee Flame)
Penny’s credits include Luc Besson’s Arthur and the Invisibles, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard, Arthur and the War of Two Worlds; Flawless; Sidewalks of New York; Just Add Water; The Resident; Ash Wednesday; Drop Back Ten (Sundance finalist); Tapestry Television guest stars on; Divorce; L&O/SVU; L&O; L&O/Criminal Intent; Without A Trace; 24 (recurring); Hart of Dixie My Name Is Earl; In Case of Emergency (recurring); Malcolm in the Middle; Blind Justice; NYPD Blue; Murphy Brown; Strong Medicine; The Division; Ed Theater: The Long Wharf; ACT; Hartford Stage; Pittsburg Public Theatre; Cincinnati Playhouse; Pioneer Stage; Contemporary American Theater Festival; New York Stage and Film; Atlantic Theatre.
Brian Belovitch *(Lavinia Monteblanc De Lacroix)
Brian Belovitch (he, him) is an author and actor. As a longtime resident of New York City, he has a storied career as a writer and gender outlier. As an actor, he has appeared on New York stages for more than three decades in various theatrical incarnations. His last appearance as Alice, First Lady of the Earth, in the critically acclaimed production of Conquest of the Universe, or When Queens Collide by Charles Ludlam at LaMama marked the 50th anniversary of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company of which he was a member. In June 2022, he appeared as Chocha Caliente in Big Hotel at St. John’s Theater Pridefest. He has worked with many notable theater artists such as Penny Arcade, Lypsinka, aka John Epperson, and Hapi Phace at La Mama, PS 122, Dixon Place. In 2019, Brian was a recipient of the Acker Award for writing, which is given annually to East Village, NY avant-garde artists. He was a featured guest on The Moth Storytelling hour on NPR, retelling a story from his memoir, Trans Figured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man, published in 2018. As a playwright, his groundbreaking off-Broadway play, Boys Don’t Wear Lipstick, one man, one woman show, was honored with a 2000 GLAAD nomination. Brian is also the subject of a documentary film that made its world premiere at DOC NYC titled I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, directed by Karen Bernstein. He will be featured in the upcoming Julio Torres debut film (untitled) and appear in Halston on Netflix. Brian would like to dedicate his performance to his mentor and friend, the indomitable Everett Quinton.
Maude Lardner Burke *(Phoebe)
Is an actress who has been in the following theater productions: Galas (Athina Odysseus/Waiter), directed by Everett Quinton; Much Ado About Nothing (Hero); Two Morality Plays Walk Into A Bar (Pride), directed by: Rev. Mark Erson The Winter’s Tale (Perdita/Emilia), directed by: Everett Quinton Slow Dance on the Killing Ground (Rosie) White Plains Performing Arts Center.
Robert Z Grant *(Romaine Monteblanc De Lacroix)
Robert Z Grant is thrilled to return to his Off Off roots, where he co-created and performed in many productions with The Collective NY at Teatro Circulo, Paradise Factory, Second Stage, Shetler, Gene Frankel, Abingdon and NYTW's 4th Street Theatre (NYITA nomination), to name a few. Even further back, he made his NY stage debut as part of the NY Fringe at The Kraine. Robert is a long-time improviser and performed with Broadway's Next Hit Musical (both off-Broadway and on tour) for more than ten years. He is a member of the faculty at the William Esper Studio, where he studied with Bill Esper and now teaches improvisation for actors. His book Improv and the Actor's Imagination is available at the Drama Book Shop and online. Robert performed in two award-winning improvised feature films and many short films and can be seen in all five seasons of Inside Amy Schumer. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. @Robert_NYC www.robertzgrant.com
Andrew Ryan Perry *(Sinclair Monteblanc De Lacroix)
Andrew Ryan Perry was born in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. He received his B.S. in Theatre from East Tennessee State University and his MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University. He spent a summer studying at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia. Some credits include: The Ahab Inside Me (Ahab), Antony & Cleopatra (Antony), The UnAmercian (Arthur Miller), An Ideal Husband (Sir Robert Chiltern), The Winter's Tale (Clown), Los Angeles is Underwater (Trace), Arabian Nights (Various), and The Trail of The Lonesome Pine (Jack Hale).
Christine Weiss Beidel (Ida May)
Christine Weiss Beidel performed Off-Broadway in many productions with Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company under the direction of Everett Quinton. Favorite roles include Rosalie in How To Write A Play, Trilby in Big Hotel, Woglinde the Rhinemaiden in Der Ring Gott Farblonjet (Ludlam's epic retelling of Wagner's Ring Cycle), and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has been featured in numerous films and television shows and just completed two short films, Henry Needs A Cat and Scammers (look for them on the festival circuit). Christine studied Shakespearean acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and has recorded books for The Library of Congress and Audible.
Larry Fleischman *(Eddie)
Larry Fleischman was born in England, raised in The Bronx, and trained with some of the best teachers New York City had to offer, including Uta Hagan and Stephen Strimpbell. Larry’s film and television credits include major roles in A Killing Day, Don Of 42 Street, Mulberry Street, Dogs Life, The Crooked Corner, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order Criminal Intent, It Had To Be You, Ed, All My Children, Devils Express, Monty Nash, Johnny Got His Gun, and Inside Out. Some of Larry’s notable theater credits include Nothing but Bukowski (Samuel Beckett Theater), The Sixth Sone (Lincoln Center), Enter Laughing (Burbank Theater), and the Broadway production of Beau Jest.
Evan Laurence (Dr. Schultz, Truck Stop Waitress, Hustler)
Is a musician, singer/songwriter, actor, milliner, and creator of couture. He has performed and produced solo and variety shows at Don’t Tell Mama, Pangea, House of Yes, Otto's Shrunken Head, Parkside Lounge, LITM, and FM in Jersey City. Evan is proud to be a regular performer in Chauncey Dandridge’s GLAM award-nominated Freak Out. During these strange and solitary times, Evan’s creativity has soared with his costume creations, and his new music has taken a wonderful turn during the past quarantine. This is the fourth year of Evan’s JC Pride shows, where he’s featured NYC and NJ talent, such as Felipe Rose of the Village People. His next projects involved new venues for live performance, and he played five roles in Joel Greenhouse's Cold-Blooded at The Player’s Theater, starring Everett Quentin of The Ridiculous Theater Company and directed by Joe John Battista.
Tony Del Bono (Vito, Priest, Strip Club Emcee, Policeman)
Is an actor who has appeared in the hilarious and thoughtful Help a Handicapped God Trot Across The Universe right on the heels of a successful run of A Life in the Rye at Theater for the New City in November. Tony's prior theater performances include The Immortal Coil, The Houseguests, Line, Anonymous, Anonymous, and -30-. Tony has also appeared in a number of independent films (Paper-Cop, The Devil's Well, The Walker), television and web series ("Bull," "Horror at the Cecil Hotel," "Wonder," "No Soliciting"), and commercials. An NYU graduate, Tony has trained with Heidi Marshall, Rob Sedgwick, and Catherine Russell. www.tonydelbono.com
JC Augustin (Jesus, Ensemble)
JC Augustin’s most recent performances include Life on the Third Rail, Bliss Street, Time Traveller’s Club, Joseph & Marsha, & Teacher, Teacher, at Theater For the New City, Pestilence (Part 1) at La Mama ETC, Ubu Rex with Power Imagination Secret Society. He wrote and directed the award-winning one-act play Whiskey River, and his C-Tawk and Forty-Hour Poems were performed at the LUNGS Harvest Festival. He is a member of Shakespeare Forum and graduate of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Sevin Ceviker (Lead Dancer, Ensemble)
Sevin Ceviker is an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer with a unique Middle Eastern flavor.
My first role ever was a tree in The Wizard of Oz in Istanbul, my hometown. I was seven years old when I got that part, and I remember the glamour of the lights and the sparkle of the dust on stage. It was magical. I was the best tree on that stage! From that point on, my heart was filled, and there was no turning back. I remember that as a young child, I’d dress up in front of my grandma’s big mirror and imagine myself a star in the movies. I would shut the bedroom door and dive into a world that I created in my mind and act and dance away for hours on end.
Dance was my first love and my way of expressing myself. I studied and became a professional dancer. I have traveled the world with many dance companies, including my own, and have explored many different styles of dance, as it gives me so much joy. I continue to study and work to develop all my abilities and am shifting my focus to acting for both stage and camera. The sky's the limit.
Creativity runs through my blood and makes me feel alive. Expressing emotions through the lenses of different characters and art forms makes me break free. That stagestruck little girl has never left me. I love portraying different characters with all the sincerity of that child who still lives in me.
Some credits include: Dance/Theater: Martha Graham Dance Company, Esther the Musical, Red Shoes, Cinderella, Sketch of NY... TV/Film: And Just Like That, Marvelous Ms. Maisel, Spectrum, The Best of Me … Choreography: bEarth, Bold Boy the Musical, To Love...
“*Equity Member appearing with permission of Actors’ Equity Association without benefit of an Equity contract in this Off-Off Broadway production.”
Xue Yun Zhang (Ensemble)
Xue Yun Zhang is an actress and musician. Xue Yun’s credits include A Sketch of New York (The Producer’s Club Theatre, NY), Jagged Little Pill (Musical Showcase, AMDA, LA), Dear Evan Hansen (Musical Showcase, AMDA,NY), Where We’re Born (Drama Showcase, AMDA,NY), Grand Hotel (The Experimental Theater, Shanghai). Xue Yun is also a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy as well as Shanghai Theatre Academy.