Francesco Andolfi is a New York based, classically trained actor and graduate of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has been living and working in the City for almost eight years; he's an award winning actor and nominated playwright (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play, Best Reading and "Best Production nomination at PCTF), he's also a member of KIT. Among previous credits Off-Broadway: Iphigenia in Tauris as Orestes, Antigone as Creon.
(Sir Thomas Too-Good-to-be-True)
Other: Prometheus Bound as Prometheus, The Picture of Dorian Gray as Dorian Gray, The Decameron as Bruno, The Mandrake Roots as Nicia, King Lear as Lear, Romeo and Juliet as Romeo, Beats Me as the Lead, and Drones as Ajax. He will be touring in the Fall with the show Antigone as Creon. Proud to be part of this play, he looks forward to this production and to keep bringing his classic and Italian background to the States.
J. Dolan Byrnes
(Lord Thomas Too-True-to-be-Good)
J. Dolan Byrnes was recently seen in White House Fairy Tale, Debauchery Thy Name Is Stevie Chase and Lady Liberty’s Worst Day Ever. Other appearances: Houseless In Paradise and The Unsalable Thing (2016 Fringe Festival NYC), When The Party’s Over (Outstanding Actor Award, Planet Connections Festivity) and What Do You Mean in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Outstanding Actor Award, Planet Connections Festivity).
(Miss Gwendolyn Would-Have-It-So)
Alexandra created the role of Gwendolyn in the Fresh Fruit Festival in 2011. She is thrilled to be reunited with this piece, George Rady and director Joan Kane. Upcoming: Starring in Basement at the Gene Frankel Theater this fall. Select stage credits: Title role in Hamlet’s Apocalypse, Family Shakespeare, Venus in Fur, More and Buckingham. Film; Cordelia in King Lear, Remember Me? and Behind the Scene. See AlexandraCohler.com
Acting training: John Dapolito and University of Colorado, Boulder. Past Roles include Bernarda Alba in House of Bernarda Alba; Laura in Strindberg's The Father, and others. A former professional dancer, she recently staged an opera for New York City Opera(!), teaches ballet at Liberated Movement www.liberatedmovement.com; and writes a blog about it called OnTheWayToThe Barre.com.
(“Captain” Rodger Rough-Trade)
Arianna Ennis is a Brooklyn girl who grew up in Buffalo She was just seen in Articulate Theatre Company's production of Tales in Time Playing April in No Mockingbirds on Fridays and Pinkie in And the Elements Spoke. She was also apart of a staged reading workshop of The (former) Prostitutes Potluck Supper. After this production, Arianna will be headed to London and Wales to work with the Oxford Shakespeare Company's production of King Richard II
Daniel is a Clown, Mask, Physical Theatre Performer who has performed all over the United States and Canada. He has performed solo shows in Miami and Kentucky. He is also working on another solo show to be taken to the Edinberg Festival and also to be done in NY in two years. Some shows that he has been able to use his physical theatre background in has been Puck in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Ford in Merry Wives of Windsor, Caliban in The Tempest, and Captain Bodure / Bougrelas in Ubu Roi with the Garage Theatre. He has study at
Dell’ Arte International School of Physical Theatre and received his M.F.A. from Florida Atlantic University. Thank you Joan for letting me be a part of this production.
Mary Monahan has appeared in many theater and film productions. Some of her favorite roles include: Mary in Moonage Daydream which she wrote and performed and was produced by Ego Actus in the United Solo Festival 2016; Charlotte in Buried In Time, Eden in Gideon (PCTF 2016); Patty in Louise in Charlestown (United Solo 2015), Alma in After Tartuffe, Janet/Lady in Magic Kingdom (FringeNYC); Jan in Doe (Santiago A Mil). A few of her film roles include: Mary Sherman in Head Trauma (LA FF, SANFIC); Woman/Mary in Windows (SANFIC, Tribeca FF, LoCarno), Q in Slice (SANFIC, Signis Award) She is a member of Black Door Theatre Company.
(Lord Harry Hackensack)
George Rady (Lord Harry Hackensack) is returning to the role he originated in the Any Which Way… Showcase back in 2011 “Not being an Actor has been the greatest experience in my Life” It has taught me that every moment in stage should be treated as the 1st Moment and, possibly the Last… and You should play each scene for All it’s worth! A hearty Thank You to Joan Kane for working around my demanding Schedule and still pulling the best out of me. To Janice Orlandi for bringing us her Years of Experience in this exacting style of Theatre!
To Cat Fisher for stitching together all the Costumes. To Bruce Kraemer for talking me Out of More Lights. And to the Whole Amazing Cast & Crew who all came together to Realize… This!
(Priscilla Promise To Be Good)
*Randall Rodriguez (Priscilla Promise To Be Good) Recently played the role of Tom Gutierrez in the film "Last of fall" in addition to playing the role of Sgt. Carmanski in the film "Addle Strife". Theatre credits include; the role of Eric in Wendy Mae's "A light in the dark" and the role of Nicollo Machiavelli in Monica Bauers "The Real Machiavelli". He served proudly in the U.S Army as an Airborne Ranger and achieved the rank of Sergeant. He studied at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University with BFA in Acting and attended Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London where he received a certificate of distinction with honors in Stage Combat. He has choreographed fights for such shows as "The Motherfucker with the Hat" and "3/fifths".
Nicholas Santasier is thrilled to be returning to the stage after several years away doing audiobooks and various film/TV projects. Past NYC Theatre roles include Van Helsing in Dracula, Ezra Chater in Arcadia, Victor in Dorian Gray. Film/TV: Get Happy!, Shadow of Doubt, The Haunting Of, and currently working on a new webseries: Gen Y. He is also an avid photographer. www.nicholassantasier.com
(Not-So-Young Lad Who Has Been Bad)
Keith Weiss - NY Debut. Previous credits: True West, Hand to God, 1 Man 2 Guvnors, The Goat, The Aliens, Assassins. Proud member of the Bats at the Flea. Pledge on Netflix in 2018. Thanks Joan and George for this magnificent opportunity. Purchase College ‘17. Love to Mom, Dad, Staci, Mandelsbergz, H-3-3. Infinite gratitude to his teachers: Lenka, Brendan, Weinstock, Pamela, Ronnie. Dedicated to Charles.
Jason Asher (Ensemble) is thrilled to be collaborating with Joan Kane again following this year’s production of Loose Ends at T. Schreiber Studio. Jason completed the studio’s One-Year Conservatory and has also trained at HB Studios, Michael Howard Studios and with Tony Greco. As a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, Jason holds a B.S. in Television, Radio and Film Production. Other favorite NYC theatre productions include Born Liars (Abingdon Theatre) and Dangerous Life (Theatre 80 St Marks). Recent film credits include Jefftown (feature) and Bullied (short). And he is forever grateful to all those that love and support him!
Emily Ann Banks
Emily Ann Banks (Ensemble): Off-Broadway debut! Emily is a recent graduate from LIU Post and is thrilled to be apart of this production. Favorite Credits include: As You Like It (Jaques), Bernarda Alba (Martirio) and Venus (Mother-Showman). Emily would like to thank the cast, as well as George and Joan for bringing this play to life. www.emilyannbanks.com
Trey K. Blackburn
Trey K. Blackburn (Ensemble/US Harry) MFA from The New School for Drama. Selected credits: New York City Blue, Invasion (Estrogenius Festival, Best Actor Award); Rosencrantz and the Player King, Hamlet; Ben, Aperture; Milk’s Friend, Execution of Justice (New School for Drama); Marc, Janey Miller’s World Tour (Speranza Theatre Company); Desdemona, Othello (New Ensemble Workshop). He is currently seeking representation. www.treykblackburn.com
Tommy Boyd (Ensemble/US Sir Thomas) is an actor who most recently worked with Joan Kane in Articulating the Arts by Articulate Theatre Company. He was in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Shelton Theatre in San Francisco, and starred in the film Frisky which is now on DirectTV, Amazon, and iTunes. Tommy would like to thank Joan Kane and Terry Schreiber.
Sierra Paletta (Ensemble/US Miss Gewendolyn) is thrilled to be making their Off-Broadway debut in Any Which Way Thou Wouldst Have It. They are currently a student at Manhattan College. They would like to thank Joan and George for bringing them into this wonderful process and their family and friends for their continuous support.
Denise Turkan (Ensemble) is a Turkish/American actress, singer, performer and Trans activist. She was last seen in the Off Broadway production The Skin Of Our Teeth at Theater For A New Audience. Six years ago she moved from Istanbul to continue to focus on her acting training. Theater credits include The Vagina Monologues and Happy Cabaret. TV & Movie credits Melissa, Legacy, Elementary, Law and Order. She would like to thank all those who supported her. Follow her on Instagram: denise.turkan"
Dylan Sauerwald is a distinctive and versatile keyboard player and conductor. He can be heard on the Coro, Olde Focus, and Naxos labels performing on harpsichord, organ, fortepiano and lautenwerck. His harpsichord playing is featured in the BBC historical drama Poldark. Dylan has a special interest in baroque opera; he has been music director of critically acclaimed productions for Helios Early Opera, Sunshine City Opera, the Cantanti Project, and others. He holds degrees from McGill and Boston University and directs Polyphemus, a monthly early music series in lower Manhattan
Joan Kane (director) is the founding Artistic Director of Ego Actus and directed I Know What Boys Want at Theatre Row, Six Characters in Search of an Author in Oslo, Norway and Kafka’s Belinda in Prague. She also directed both Safe and what do you mean at 59e59 theaters and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, getting four star reviews for each. Joan was awarded Best Director in the 2016 United Solo Festival was named to the Indie Theatre Hall of Fame by nytheatre.com. She has also directed plays and readings for the Lark Play Development Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the NY Fringe Festival, Theater for the New City, Urban Stages, the Bleecker St Theater, the Workshop Theater, Nylon Fusion, Abingdon Theatre, Oberon Theatre, the Samuel French Short Play Festival, the Midtown International Festival, the Players Club, the Lambs Club and the Actors Studio. Joan has an MFA in Directing from The New School, an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street College and is a member of The New York Madness Company, the Dramatists Guild, the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.
Production Stage Manager
Jayde Fuentes (production stage manager) is thrilled to be working on this production of Any Which Way Thou Wouldst Have It. This is her first time working with Joan Kane and she is so grateful for the experience and knowledge she gained from her. Other stage managing credits include shows in the Fringe Fest, Thespis Fest, Strawberry Fest, MRT and more. Acting credits include Shadow of the Night which will be in the film festival circuit within the upcoming months and prior to that she was cast as the lead in Caliginosity. It has been a pleasure working with such talented actors who made the rehearsal process a breeze.
Period Movement Director
Janice Orlandi (Period Movement Director) Artistic Director of Actors Movement Studio NYC and Period Movement Director for The Other Mozart at St James Theater in London, Here Arts Festival, Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC, Rubicon Theater in LA. Movement Direction past productions: The Contrast for Mirror Repertory Company, An Ideal Husband and Tartuffe for Sonnet Repertory NYC. The Misanthrope, at Gallery Players, Hamlet for Nuance Theater in Times Square Arts. She directed Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies winning five star reviews at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and she is a founding member of Expanded Arts & Shakespeare In The Parking Lot NYC. Member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA.
Bruce A! Kraemer
Bruce A! Kraemer (production manager) is the producer of all Ego Actus shows. He wrote what do you mean which played at 59e59 Theater and in the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His Identity Paper was in the 2016 United Solo Festival and he co-wrote Kafka’s Belinda which played in the 2015 Prague Fringe Festival and was nominated for an Inspiration Award. He has done lighting design for Roundabout Theatre and Soho Rep and has designed shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 59e59 Theaters, the NYC Fringe, Theatre Row, and many others. Bruce also does TV and event lighting, audio, technical direction, stage management, production intercom and RF coordination. He has done one or another of those for the Summer and Winter Olympics, the Paralympics, the World Cup, two Papal visits, three Superbowls, the Commonwealth Games, the Goodwill Games, six Tony Awards, the Grammys, three Video Music Awards, the WNBA All Star Game, the NBA All Star game, the NBA Draft, four NFL Drafts, the MLB Draft, ten Christmas Tree Lightings at Rockefeller Center, on Broadway, off Broadway, off off Broadway, for dance, fashion shows, art installations and hundreds of corporate events.
Catherine Fisher (costume design) has designed for theater, dance, film, and television; is a member of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab; a New York State Counsel for the Arts awards recipient, and has received Outstanding Costume awards. Her work has been seen at 59e59th, NYC Fringe Festival, numerous NYC Festivals, and has IMDb credits for both acting and design. Cat is also a founding member of Honest Accomplice Theatre.
Ian Wehrle (Sound Design) is a composer and collaborator for various music direction and sound design for theater. Recent credits include: Monica Piper's "Not That Jewish" (New World Stages); "Urinetown" (ATA) "A Room Of My Own" and "Hellman V. McCarthy" (Abingdon Theatre Co.); "A Dream of Red Pavilions", "Sayonara" and "No No Boy" (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre Co.); "Hair" and "Gilgamesh - A Musical Epic" (Columbia Stages); "Carousel", "Cabaret" and "Chess" (New York Film Academy); Blogologues: The Internet Performed; Sarah Lawrence College; Mill Mountain Theatre; and is a CUNY professor of sound design. He is credited at the Food Network, MTV, and PBS. For more information please see: www.soundaffectsdesign.com.