Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FLIGHT 987 Program Information, Creative Team & Actors

FLIGHT 987 Written by Tina Posterli
Directed by Laurence C. Schwartz

Time:  The present.                                                 Place:  Airplane.

            Characters in order of appearance

Ron………………..... Daren Fleming                                                                   

Nervous Woman……Jennifer Sarafin

Sally Whitfield………Tina Posterli

Large Man………….. Andreas Spiker

Agitated Woman……Heather Fairfield

Businessman……… James “Face” Yu


Who’s Who . . .

Heather Fairfield (Agitated Woman) is honored to join the cast of Flight 987. She has worked extensively as an actress. Some films include; War of the Roses, The Opposite of Sex, and No Secrets. She has appeared in the television series; Law & Order SVU, Third Watch, Hope & Faith, as well as starring in many made for TV Movies. She produced and starred in an Off-Broadway production of Anne Devlin’s Ourselves Alone.  Training includes The Royal National Theatre, Lesley Kahn, and Roy London. She thanks Tina for the opportunity to play.

Daren Fleming (Ron) starred as Terry in LOGO TV’s first original feature-film, The Ski Trip. Theater credits include The Hip-Hop Misanthrope, Julian & Romero, and for 10 years he appeared as Miss Grenadine Ross in the Off-Broadway game show The Ultimate Drag Off. His autobiographical essay, The Night Diana Died, was included in the anthology For Colored Boys, edited by Keith Boykin and published by Magnus Books. Daren is a member of SAG-AFTRA and is a graduate of AMDA New York.

Tina Posterli (Sally Whitfield & Playwright) is a playwright, actress and producer. Her work has been performed in the New York International Fringe Festival and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Comin’ Up a Cloud, which she co-authored with Mark Hunter, was workshopped at Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery AL, Manhattan Theatre Club Creative Center and Dramatists Guild. Tina was an improv and sketch performer and founder of the NYC-based sketch comedy troupe, The Ingredients. She is thrilled to be a part of the Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Jennifer Sarafin (Nervous Woman) is thrilled to be performing in Flight 987.  She would like to thank Tina for this opportunity.  She has performed in many theatrical productions both regionally and Off-Broadway. Some theater credits include: Steel Magnolias, Love,Loss and What I Wore, and Streetcar named Desire.  TV and film credits include:  Law and Order, Sex and the City, and Jungle Fever.  She studied acting at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Actors Studio in NYC.

Andreas Spiker (Large Man) hails from North Carolina and has lived in Germany and Greece. He has appeared in, or had his voice heard, in a variety of TV commercials and series episodes, including Law and Order. He has starred in plays such as Travesties, The Real Inspector Hound, Harvey, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The American Dream, Once Upon a Mattress, and My Three Angels. Recently, he starred in the Working Actor Studio debut production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone.


James “Face” Yu (Businessman) has been performing on different stages throughout New York City for the past 8 years. Some of his favorite roles include Puck and Guildenstern with Annie’s Shakespeare Shakedown, Son from Opal, and Sergeant Toshio in Comfort Women: A New Musical. He has trained and studied with SITI Company in Suzuki and Viewpoints, Movement Theater Studio, Wynn Handman, and most recently Paul Casali. He is a member of the Nerve Tank and thanks his friends and family for all their support.

Laurence C. Schwartz (Director) last directed Perception of Color at The American Theatre of Actors, where he is Director-In-Residence. He has directed numerous performances for SOAF including The Prophet (Finalist), Plastic Couch, and Standing on Ceremony (Finalist). Other directorial credits include: No Applause Please, Introductions (Theatre-Vision/78th St Theatre Lab) A Question of Ethics, Hot Dogs and Cracker Jacks (Theatre Row/Love Creek Productions). He has an MA in Theatre/CUNY.

Sonsoles de Heras (Production Assistant) is a producer, casting director and actors' coach from Madrid. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Media and Communications with a Master’s in TV and Film Production. She recently attended a two-year conservatory program in acting, so she could work as an actors' coach and casting director. Since then, she has worked as an actress, starring in several productions including Some/day and The Kobal Report, and was recently casting director for the film Ellis, Innocent Ellis

FLIGHT 987 by Tina Posterli

Passengers trapped in a grounded plane struggle with their captivity.

Saturday, July 16th at 3pm

Monday, July 18th at 7pm

Wednesday, July 20th at 9pm

At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC
The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival

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