Characters in order of appearance
David Crockett…………….... John F. Sarno
Joseph……………………..... Alan Carty
José Enrique De La Peña…. Ricardo Muñiz
Susannah Dickinson……….. Meredith Flood Rust
Who’s Who . . .
John F. Sarno (David Crockett) Acting credits: A View From The Bridge, Tally’s Folly, Lone Star, The Creditors, All My Sons, many other plays, and several short films. Five plays produced as playwright, including Turnupseed, Mushroom, by Nylon Fusion, 2015. Screenplays: The O’Malley was optioned by MGM and Minnie Driver. Casey Sleeps Alone was optioned by Wesley Snipes. These scripts float in a pool off Sunset Boulevard. The writer walks on.
Alan Carty (Joseph) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He proudly represents his 2016 graduating class from the City College of New York, having studied both Sociology and Theatre during his time there. Theatre credits include: Peter in Reunion, and Cinenias/Athenian Ambassador in Lysistrata, and Hollis in Where Are You Going Hollis Jay? He is very excited to be working with Joy again, who directed Lysistrata. Much love to family and friends Nadie nos supera!
Ricardo Muñiz (José Enrique De La Peña) has a bunch of degrees from a bunch of places, yet he still tries to be an artist. Go figure. He has appeared in various stage and screen productions; his art and photography have been exhibited in many galleries and museums; and, his photography and writing have been printed in publications around the world. He claims his mission is to find and liberate the beauty of the varied colorful voices in marginalized communities. Oh, that’s nice. He last worked with Joy in the Faux Real Tgeater production of Lysistrata in the fall of 2015
Meredith Flood Rust (Susannah Dickinson) is a native Philadelphian, spent many years in Rhode Island, and now lives in Broolyn. She has studied acting with Bruce Ornstein Masterclass for 5 years and has appeared in, written for, as well as produced, the twice a year WedRepCo showcase. She has a feature film under her belt, Approaching Normal, as well as many shorts. She is excited to be in Crockett’s Last Stand, and to appear in the Strawberry One Act Festival. Thank you Robert, Mom, and Derek.
Joy Kelly (Director) is an actor, director and storyteller. As an actor, Joy performed at the Abingdon Theatre in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with Austin Pendleton as Scrooge. Most recently, Joy performed in the Faux Real Theatre Company’s The Bacchae, at New York City’s LaMama Theatre. As a storyteller, Joy has performed in various parks, museums, and libraries, as well as schools in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Tennessee. She will be telling stories this summer at the Hans Christian Anderson statue in Central Park. As a director, Joy directs Freedom Train for Theatreworks USA, which tours all over the country. She has also directed various Off Broadway productions and readings in and around NYC. Last fall, joy directed a production of Aristophenes’ Lysistrata, that performed at Aaron Davis Hall at City College. Most recently, Joy directed a new play, Mints (also written by George Cameron Grant), as part of the Secret Theatre’s One Act Festival. The play won Best Play of the festival.
Florence Pape (Costume Designer/Assistant Stage Manager) Florence has served as Dir. of Development and actress for Hoboken’s Hudson Theatre Ensemble & Silly on Sixth for the last 16 years. She has also worked with Hoboken Public Library, Cantigas Choir, Kismet Prods, Gaia Theater, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Family Series, Parlour Prods, United Synagogue of Hoboken, Garden St. School of the Performing Arts, Hoboken Historical Museum, Kelli Pyle/Toby Love on their video One Love, and most recently a solo performance in George Cameron Grant’s Mints, directed by Joy Kelly, which won best play and best actress at the Secret Theatre Winter One-Act Festival. Florence will also appear in the upcoming performance of Mints at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on Saturday 9/17/16 at 7:30pm. Hope to see you there.
Lauren Schatten (Stage Manager/Lighting & Sound) Other stage management credits include Lysistrata, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and The Cherry Orchard at the City College of New York. Off Broadway productions include The Upper Room (Rady & Bloom, World Premiere at New Ohio Theatre), What In This World? (Rady & Bloom), Mad World of Miss Hathaway: Counter Culture Crisis Mess (Wild Project), Broken (MITF Festival NYC), British Honduras Fantasy (World Premiere at The Brick), H.O.M.E. (Unity Theatre Company). Recently graduated from The City College of New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts.
Michael J. Shapiro (Composer of opening theme) Michael has written scores for more than 200 documentary and industrial films, commercials and TV shows. He is the recipient of many awards, including several Clio Awards and an Emmy Award. Three films scored by Michael have been nominated for Academy Awards. He has collaborated with George Cameron Grant on two musicals, Beauty and In Search of Alice, as well as incidental music for quite a number of his plays. He continues to be active as a composer, choir director and organist.
Bill Mac (Composer/Performer of closing theme) Bill Mac is a singer/songwriter/recording artist living in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Reach Bill Mac at: https://www.facebook.com/BillMacMusic/?fref=ts
George Cameron Grant (Playwright) Looking forward to his third journey to the Strawberry One-Act Festival, George is the author of 12 full length plays, dozens of one acts, musicals, and countless monologues. Mints, his one woman tribute to a timeless love, was awarded Best Play and Best Actress at The Secret Theatre’s Winter One Act Festival in NYC. His other one woman show, Broken, just appeared at both NYC’s MITF and MRT One Act Winter Festivals. Both Mints and Broken are performing at this Fall’s United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC: http://unitedsolo.org/us/ufest/. A member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild, George can be reached on Facebook, Twitter (@cameron313), LinkedIn, emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or at his website: www.georgecamerongrant.com.
CROCKETT’S LAST STAND by George Cameron Grant
A speech at the House of Representatives ends the political career of Colonel David Crockett. Then, Colonel encounters an escaped slave boy and learns from him about the true meaning of courage.
Thursday, July 14th at 9pm
Tuesday, July 19th at 7pm
Monday, July 25th at 7pm
For tickets go to
At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC
The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival