Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PSYCHIC CAFE Program Information, Creative Team & Actors

PSYCHIC CAFÉ Written by: Anthony Fusco
Directed by: Anna Governali, Assistant Director: Anthony Fusco

Time: The Present.                           Place: A Psychic Café, NYC.
                    Characters In Order Of Appearance
Lorenzo Duefacci.......................  Ran Levy
Anthony Fontana........................  Thaddeus J. Abbott
Marianna Napoli.......................... Amy Losi
Lisa Burnstein.............................. Jessica Carillo
Eleanor Pozzo.............................  Amy Losi
Lucinda Toldmeso......................  Sophia Mahmud
Jerome........................................  Brian Reilly

Who's Who

Thaddeus J. Abbott (Anthony Fontana) Hails from beautiful and bustling Atlanta, Georgia. Recent credits include Lame Ducks (Timmy), Hedda Gabler (George Tesman), and Spring Awakening (Otto). He received a BA in Theatre at the University of Georgia and is a member of the Falconworks Theatre Company. He is excited and grateful to be working on his second Triangle Theatre production. Thanks to all those who have given their love and support, especially you Mom & Dad!

Ran Levy (Lorenzo Duefacci) A graduate of the “Lee Strasberg Institute”. A NYC based actor who works in Theater (We Won’t Pay; Boy Gets Girl; Three Sisters; Removal; Private Lives; Other Desert Cities), TV (Gotham, Madam Secretary; Limitless) and Commercials (Optimum; The Lift; Jersey Mike Subs). Ran also serves as artistic associate for Brooklyn Repertory Theater. He worked along side terror survivors in Israel while volunteering at a suicide call center. Ran is thrilled to be part of this production and would like to thank all who is involved! You can also see him in The Waitress which is also part of the Strawberry Festival. You can find him @

Amy Losi (Marianna Napoli, Eleanor Pozzo) Has appeared on stage in lead and supporting roles in 45 comedies, dramas, and readings. Favorite roles: Olivia de Havilland in Livvie and J. De Beau (Manhattan Rep), three comic women in Perfectly Normel People (NY Fringe Encores), the title role in And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little (Regional), Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, ten women in The Dining Room, the abusive Mother Superior in Eclipsed: The Magdalene Laundries, and Gloria’s sidekick in The Gloria Glitter Show (18 months, Broadway Comedy Club). Other credits: commercials, film, web, TV Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations; Celebrity Ghost Stories). Amy is thrilled to be working with Anthony for the third time!

Jessica Carillo (Lisa Burnstein) Is a native New Yorker and continues to call New York home. Jessica has studied acting at HB Studio in Greenwich Village, the Labrynth Theatre group and most recently The Neighborhood Playhouse.  In 2015 Jessica starred in Fade to Black at the Secret Theatre. Jessica also starred in Black Me Out at the Kraine Theatre in the East Village and also at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City in 2015.  In 2014 Jessica had a role in Shakespeare's Coriolanus at the ATA theatre group in NY City. Jessica is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Strawberry Festival and a cast member of Psychic Café.

Sophia Mahmud (Lucinda Toldmeso) Sophia Mahmud is a Consultant Cardiologist, who is currently pursuing her life-long dream of acting. She is being trained by reputable Acting coaches. She has recently received awards for Script writing& Audience Choice award for her play “The Ticking Clock" which was performed at the Watermelon Festival Maryland. She has been in plays, on TV in "Blacklist" in 9 Trailers of feature films & multiple theatre plays. Her Web Series “COOP" won an award for best comedy series earlier this year. She loves her role of “Lucinda" in the play “Psychic Cafe" Written & Directed by Anthony Fusco. She feels honored to be performing in The Strawberry Festival in July of year 2016.

Brian Reilly (Jerome) Brian has performed in numerous off and off-off Broadway plays and is glad to be back on stage in this one. A few favorite roles have been Jason in Medea, Dupereet in Marat/Sade and Lee Finch in Meredith Oakes Faith. You might see him in the next year in some films in certain festivals. He is a graduate of Fordham University, with degrees in Theater Performance and Studio Art.

Anthony Fusco (Playwright, Assistant Director) Anthony is very excited to have his new play PSYCHIC CAFÉ presented as part of the Summer SOAF 2016. He was inspired to write this short comedy based on his past experiences working at the Psychic Cafe in Greenwich Village several years ago. The role of Lorenzo Duefacci is partly based on the owner and talented psychic Gabe Frattalone. He recently had two plays compete in the Thespis Theater Festival Summer 2015, as well as the VENUS ADONIS festival Winter 2016 in NYC. His one act psychological thriller titled FIXATION was nominated as one of the best four plays, at the Strawberry One Act Winter 2015 festival. He won best director award for his one act drama RUSH HOUR MADNESS, in the Strawberry One Act festival winter 2013. Anthony wants to thank his family, Anna, and his entire cast for making this happen! His other credits include, Crossing Verrazano, Confessions of a Bad Boy, Sole Mates, The Handbag Click Clack Girls, Str8 Men are Bitches too! Contact Anthony @

Anna Governali (Director) Is a New York based Playwright. She obtained her B.A. in English at Marymount Manhattan College in 2004. Credits include: Farwell King Carter, Farewell (Fresh Fruit Festival, 2015),Thirteen and A Half (Dream Up Festival, 2014), KINGS (Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, 2012 and Nuyorican Poet’s Café, 2013), Confessions of Compulsive Daters (John Chatterton’s Short Play Series, 2011), An Encounter With An Angel on the 42nd Street Platform While Contemplating Suicide (Strawberry Festival, 2011) and The Tupperware Convention  (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 2010). Governali made her debut directing A Life In Slow Motion. She wants to thank Anthony and the wonderful cast for making this play come to life!
Hope Governali (Costumes Designer/Stylist) – Hope has a B.F.A in fashion design from F.I.T. She has a passion for working very closely with directors and performers to capture their vision in costume. Previous theatre credits -The Tupperware Convention (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), The Black Moon Theatre Company adaptation of Oscar Wilde- Salome (The Flea Theatre), An Encounter with an Angel on the 42nd Street platform (Strawberry Festival), KINGS (The Downtown Urban Theatre Festival & the Nuyorican Poets Café) Spare Change Production of Chekhov’s The Seagull and Don Nigro play Marina/Mata Hari.

PSYCHIC CAFÉ by Anthony Fusco

A flamboyant NYC psychic hires an assistant to draw in new business. The new guy has no idea what he’s in for until he meets the quirky clients who reveal the most bizarre, over-the-top secrets.

Thursday, July 14th at 9pm
Saturday, July 16th at 5pm
Sunday, July 17th at 3pm

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

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