Monday, April 2, 2018

RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER by Sean O’Leary - Creative Team

Directed by Mario Corry

Time:  Present day.                                                                   
Place:  Anna and Harry’s living room.

Characters In Order Of Appearance
Harry ............................Tony White

Anna .............................Maggie Champagne

......................Melissa Capista

Who’s Who

Melissa Capista (Catherine) is an actor, producer and graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Currently, Melissa is one of the creators and writers of the pilot, “Paying Dues”. You can catch her on Amazon in the comedic musical, “Christmas Eve: Panic at the Pole” and the award-winning short film, “A Box Came to Brooklyn”. She just wrapped the political sci-fi short, “Simulated Theory”, and a co-star role in the webseries, “Trap Door”.

Maggie Champagne (Anna) is a comedian/actress seen as a recurring character on Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. She is the creator of the series Lipstick Garage and the comedy show Coyote Champagne. You can catch her in the new Feature films: DIANE and GENDER BENDER. She is a proud ensemble member of The Collective and NY based theater company. SAG-AFTRA Special thanks to Mario, Sean, Jen, Tony, Melissa and Jake :-)

Tony White (Harry) Favorite roles: Bradley in Four Dogs and a Bone, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pompey in Measure for Measure, Dumain in All’s Well That Ends Well, Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Duke Senior in As You Like It, and Mercutio, The Nurse, and Capulet in Romeo & Juliet. He has enjoyed playing Rupert in Rope, Edward in Spike Heels, Deacon Crow-For-a-Day in Tambourines to Glory (nominated best supporting actor 2003 Tiffany Awards), and Reverend Drum in God’s Trombones (nominated best actor 2004 Tiffany Awards).  Represented by Carson Kolker Innovative, & Avanti Talent.
Mario Cory (Director) actor, singer, writer, playwright, award winning director, Producer and CEO of M.A.C.. Films  Directing credits: Manipulation co-written with C.C. Corry, official selection of five Film Festival NYC.  The Parking Spot written, directed and starring Mario.  Something Like Penguins, produced and directed by Mario Corry, nominated for Best Director and winner of Best Short Play Award in the Strawberry One-Act Festival in 2010.  Walter's Dead, full length play, written by Mario Corrry, accepted by the Thespis Theater Festival 2016, nominated 4 times.  Acting credits: Bridge Of Spies Director Steven Spielberg, The Irishman Director Martin Scorsese.  Power, Law and Order CI, Madam Secretary, and Blacklist.

Sean O’Leary (Playwright) studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater with Sanford Meisner.  He has performed in Off-Off Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater.  He has also appeared with the New York Grand Opera as a performer in their Summer Stage in Central Park concerts. Sean took a hiatus from performing to acquire a graduate degree from the London School of Economics. He has worked on several political campaigns around the country and now has settled back in New York City.

Jake King (Assistant Director) is an editor, producer, critic, cinematographer and theater director. While majoring in film at St. Francis College, Jake starred in stage productions of ‘Angels In America’, ‘Tartuffe’, and ‘Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead.’ Between 2013 and 2018, Jake directed three short plays penned by Mark Rosati; ‘Restoration,’ Extinct/Extant, and ‘Duet,’ which won “Best Actor” at Between Us Productions’ “Take Ten Festival” in 2017. As a film editor, Jake worked on titles such as ‘The Parking Spot’, ‘Manipulation’, and ‘The Playground.’

Series B:  Wed, May 16th @ 8:30pm & Thurs, May 17th @ 6pm

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Believe in the magic of love!

I thought trophy wives were supposed to be 20 years younger.

JANET & JOYCE By Alex McFarlane
They say blood is thicker than water.  But it may not be the case with Jane and Joyce.

Is your relationship strong enough to withstand scrutiny by the closest people in your lives?  Could it pass the test of an intervention?

The Strawberry One-Act Festival May 16, 2018 – May 27, 2018
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, NYC
Between 7th & 8th Avenue
Trains: B,D or E to 7th Avenue.  #1 train to 50th Street.