Sunday, September 15, 2019

UNIMAGINED LOVE by Maximillian Stebelsky - Online Program

UNIMAGINED LOVE by Maximillian Stebelsky
Directed by Patricia Floyd


Bryan Laturno (Robert) Bryan LaTurno is from St. Louis,MO. but has called NYC home for the last 12 years.  He received a BFA from Millikin University in Acting.  He took a break from acting for a while when he moved to the city but is now back in full swing.  He has performed in several small films and student productions.  Currently, he is studying at Stella Adler Studio and is thrilled to be a part of this production and is looking forward to many future endeavors. He would like to thank his wife, Joy, for always being his biggest fan.

Justine Skye Wilson (Jessica) excited to be in Brooklyn fulfilling her dreams of acting both on stage and behind the camera. Originally beginning her stage career in her native hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, Justine moved to Los Angeles where she fell in love with film.  Over the past four years, Justine has studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting both in Los Angeles and NYC, as well as, privately with Deborah Kym, who has trained several TV, Film, and Broadway stars. Her studies include acting technique, improv, Balanchine ballet, voice, and movement work. Stay tuned for her short film directing debut, and one-person show!

Natasha Kaminsky (Bartender) is an Australian singer and actor. Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Natasha relocated to New York City after receiving a scholarship to The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Arts earning an associates degree in film and television. She performed in various Operas as a child including: The Marriage Of Figaro and Tosca. She recently finished her short film debut written by NYU alum, Rhea Dudani. 

Maximillian Stebelsky (Andy / Playwright) This is his playwright debut. IMDb Student/actor/model/singer . Speaks English & Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian. Theatre: Pirates of Penzance (Frederick) Amore Opera, La Boheme role (Urchin boy), Tosca (Shepherd boy), Code of Silence by Riant Theater (John Provotti), Guys and Dolls (Nicely Nicely), OliverTwist (Oliver), A Christmas Carol (TinyTim). TV: Holly Harry & Tony show (Seoul Korea,Tony 20 ep,) I.D. discovery Pam Case (Dustin), Kids and crime reenactment ( Eric smith), Michael J Fox show (Tiny Goal Tender, and role of Aidan 2 ep), Film: Pixie fighters as (David) Un afraid Felix role of Tyler, Maddy found Agatha role of Zach, VO: Avatar in Spanish ,YMCA . Volunteers for M-LFD Junior Firefighter/EMS.

Patricia R. Floyd (Director) Patricia is an actor/director/writer proudly hailing from Detroit, MI. She is a two-time AUDELCO Award winner. She served as Guest Director in Residence at Stamford Theater Works where her directing credits included: A Lesson Before Dying and Crumbs for the Table of Joy. She appeared in the HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero. Her recent projects include: Esther James in the EPIX series The Godfather Of Harlem (starring Forrest Whitaker), Thirty Years to Life, and three films awaiting release; The God Committee (with Julia Styles), Bikini Moon, and The Incredible Jessica James. Ms. Floyd has worked as a guest director/instructor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the New York Film Academy and is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio.

SOMETHING UNKNOWN by Marie Wall - Online Program


Creative Team

Sara Levine (Sadie) is a New York-based actress represented by Stein Entertainment Group. She is currently training with Anthony Abeson and previously studied at HB Studio and Upright Citizens Brigade. Recent roles include Jessica in Shattered (Investigation Discovery)Heather in Second Thoughts (dir. Larry Rosen), and Kandi in Eskimau (dir. Josh Currence). Off the stage, you can find Sara practicing her Italian on strangers or roaming the aisles of your local Trader Joe’s.

Michael Evan Werner (Paul) is incredibly excited to be a part of such a fun project and show with some truly creative and fun people! Some of his NYC credits include other festivals as well as other one act competitions, such as Commuters at the Manhattan Rep Theater and Waiting for the Sun at the Hudson Guild Theater. Michael moved to New York to pursue his love of musical theater and while on his journey he has discovered a love for TV and film. Michael is finding that he loves to just be a part of something creative no matter the size of show or medium. He would like to thank Marie Wall for letting him be part of this project and reminding him just how fun it is to be a part of all this! "Break a leg to my cast and crew! This may be Something Unknown but to me has been truly something special!"

Marie Wall (Playwright/ Mrs. Reese) is an actress and a director living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Marie is beyond excited to make her debut as a playwright with “Something Unknown” at the Strawberry One Act Festival. To see her play come to life is a dream come true. Marie worked extensively with the Pyramid Group Theater Company and was proud to make her directorial debut with “One Woman’s Journey to Love” in August 2018. Most recently Marie starred as Zoey in “Zoey and Owen”. Marie would like to thank Van Dirk Fisher for this opportunity as well as her fabulous director Courtney Seyl for breathing life and logic into this project, her actors Sara Levine and Michael E Werner for shining their light so bright and Detra Denise for all her help with the production. Marie would also like to thank her friends who have been her constant support and inspiration and her cat Zeva for snuggles.  Thank you, Jeremy for all your creative input and help with “Something Unknown". From graphics, to re-writes to music- you are Mr. Awesome! Mom, Volodia, Nico, Stephany and Dottie- thank you for your guidance!

Courtney Seyl (Director) graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2017 with her B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in English. She is excited to be directing for the Strawberry Theatre Festival. In the summer of 2018, she completed a 6-week training program with the Intiman Emerging Artists Program, where she focused on directing original solo work. Her past works include assistant directing Aftershocks in NY Winterfest, directing No Exit and Laughing Wild with her company, Red Leather Theatre co; directing The Pillowman and This is Our Youth at the University of Puget Sound; dramaturging Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play; and Stage Managing for NY Winterfest and the Strawberry Theatre Festival. Her next projects include assistant directing “A Christmas Carol” and producing her first full length play, “REVOLUTION.”