CAST & CREW
JON DALIN (Franklin) Jon Dalin is a native of Brooklyn. He graduated from NYU TSOA and has performed in England, New England and New York. He's worked with NYCO and was a lead in a tv pilot called Indie. Most recently he was in The Spring and Fall of Eve Adams at Theatre for the New City.
ABRAHAM DE FUNES (Randy) comes to New York via the Canary Islands, Spain. Film credits include: Victoriana, El Cantante, and Emmy award winner Sebastian Conley’s upcoming feature film, Colin Hearts Kay.He has also performed on the New York stage in productions ofLetters to Theo, American Buffalo and Uncle Vanya. Abraham has trained at Stella Adler, Michael Howard Studios and Larry Singer Studios. He is also published poet, an Engineering graduate and a motorcycle enthusiast.
TINA WARD (June) is a Washington (State, that is) transplant to NYC. Theater: Emma in 1918: A House Divided (for which can be heard playing her trumpet on the original cast recording), Love & Humor, The Star Spangled Girl (Sophie), A Doll's House (Nora), The Sound of Music (Maria), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide). Film: Mindora, Clipboard (2008 Big Apple Film Festival), Greetings from the Shore, Till We Meet Again, Code Violet. Tina currently studies with Larry Singer and trains vocally with Ellen Weiss. She also holds a B.A. in Society & Justice from the U. of WA and is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute.
TIM WERSAN (Ian) has performed regionally with the Peterborough Players, BoarsHead Theatre, LostNation Theatre, National Shakespeare Company. He has performed in theaters in his native New York, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Source. To round out life, he manages the market for Windfall Farms at the Union Square Farmers' Market and plays bass guitar with his friends and band, Kitty con Carne. Tim is pleased to be collaborating again with the likes of Josh Billig and Jon Dalin, as well as working under the direction of Larry Singer.
SARAH PAINTER (Kim/Production Manager) Since graduating from the U. of Maryland Baltimore .with a BFA in Acting, Sarah has been working as an actress throughout the northeast. As an actor, she has performed in four productions with director Meghan Finn and The Longest Lunch: The Fake History of George the Last, written by Misha Shulman; HIM by ee cummings, and Valerie Work's Weekend at the NJ Shore and asCelimene in her play A Meditation on the Misanthrope: 10 Years Later at the Bring a Weasel and a Pint of your Own Blood Festival. Other theatre credits include Nadezda in Family Stories, Emily in Our Town, Amy Lee in Laundry and Bourbon, and Junkie in Sodom's Wife. Sarah is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and has worked on a number of films, television shows, commercials and industrials.
LARRY SINGER (Director) teaches classes at in Acting Technique & Scene Study for working actors and those committed to pursuing professional careers in acting. Along with conducting his studio classes at Larry Singer Studios, Larry is currently a faculty member of the MFA School of the Arts Theatre Program at Columbia University (since 2002). Larry has taught and/or directed at New York University (1992-96, 2007) as part of CAP 21, of which he was a founding board member, AADA (1988-91), AMDA (1990-95) and at The Michael Howard Studios (1989-2006), where he served as Associate Director.
JASON SIMMS (Scenic Design) Stage credits include AMERICAN TREASURE (13P, the Paradise Factory), MilkMilkLemonade (The Management, Under St. Marks); BABES IN TOYLAND (ICE FACTORY '09, Ohio Theatre); SEVEN.11 CONVENIENCE THEATRE (Center Stage, Desipina & Co.); THIS IS THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM, THE PROUNOUN I, LIBERTY DIFFERED (Target Margin Labs at the Bushwick Starr and the Chocolate Factory); THE WOMAN (Riverside Church, Columbia University); VENDETTA CHROME (Ohio Theatre, Clubbed Thumb Summer Works); VAIDEHI and ISAAC AND ISHMAEL (Chautauqua Theatre Company); THE CLEAN HOUSE and CANTICLE (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) THE CRUCIBLE (Urisinus College, Collegetown, PA); ANYTHING GOES, and CLOSER THAN EVER (Civic Light Opera, Seattle); HEDDA GABLER, HANSEL AND GRETEL, FEN, and THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle). Jason earned his MFA from NYU, TischSchool of the Arts in the Department of Design for Stage and Film. He is currently working on DOT, a new play for the 2010 Clubbed Thumb Summer Works.
ADAM GABEL (Lighting Design) has a wide range of design history including such venerable NY institutions as Noche Flamenca, Joe's Pub, They Might Be Giants, Richard Barone and DanSpace Project at St. Mark's Church. These days most of his time is spent working as television Lighting Director for the likes of the Joy Behar show, Fareed Zakaria GPS and the NBC coverage of the 2010 Winter Games, among others.
KEENAN CALDWELL (Costume Design/Hair & Makeup) Other Design credits include: Call of the Wild, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cloud 9, Luminosity, Waiting for the Parade, Defying Gravity, Scapin, Arms and the Man (Univ. of VA). Acting credits include: New York: Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? Wild Dogs; Regional: Sunday in the Park with George, South Pacific, The Secret Garden, Outward Bound; University of Virginia: Waiting for the Parade, Cloud 9, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nina in the Morning, Till We Have Faces, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Lysistrata, Waking Moment, Wit, The Importance of Being Earnest, Lemming Street Players: Autobahn, Wonder of the World, Wenceslas Square. She also appeared in Come and Go, coached by David Ives. She currently studies with Larry Singer. Keenan is also a freelance baker with a streak of Southern hospitality. Thanks to Tina for inviting her to join the campaign!
RAY RODRIGUEZ (Fight Director) Ray’s first brush with fighting started at fourteen years of age as Jose the Muleteer attacking Don Quixote with a 16th century rake! Since that time, Ray has worked his career as a singer, actor, teacher and fight director. Ray is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He obtained his BFA in Performing Arts at AdelphiUniversity in Long Island, NY. He has worked as an actor for over 20 years in New York and has taught at North CarolinaSchool of the Arts, HarlemSchool of the Arts and currently teaches stage combat and basic theater movement at his alma mater. Credits include Rattlestick Theater Company’s “Boise”, New Perspective Theater’s OOBR-winning “Taming of the Shrew” (played Petrucchio), Inwood Hill Shakespeare Festival’s “Treasure Island”(as Long John Silver) and “Three Musketeers” (as Athos). Ray has worked with Pulse Theater Ensemble. Ray is a member of Actor’s Equity.
MARK JESSE SWANSON (Sound Design/Stage Manager) is very pleased to be a part of Franklin, he holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Management and Production from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His most recent stage management work includes Fat Pig with Theatre Hoirzon in Norristown and Grace, or the Art of Climbing with Nice People Theatre Company in Philadelphia. He'd like to thank Vanessa, as well as the people at Snapped Productions for this opportunity.