Rease Cassity: began her acting career in a small town in Texas in 2007, when she played Norma Henshaw in The Diviners. She was introduced to film in the spring of 2012, when she found herself on the set of Modern Family in Los Angeles, CA. Then in 2016, she made her film debut My Many Sons, which was filmed in Nashville, TN. During her career, Rease has studied at The Actor’s School, The Barrow Group, Stella Adler Studios and Kimball Studios. Her recent roles involve a string of short films filmed in New York City in 2017: Aftermath, Tequila and Point.Blank.Period.
Rashida Lyles: graduated with her BA in Dance from Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. Rashida is a former company member of NYC Dance Arts (2014-2015) and a proud member of The Complete Theatre Company.
Anna Ritchey: is super stoked to be working with such a fun, collaborative company! Originally hailing from Hampstead, MD, Anna moved to NYC to pursue a career in theatre/comedy. She majored with a B.A in Acting/Directing from DeSales University in 2015. When she’s not slinging brunch food or hosting Bar Trivia you can find her performing Improv all over the city. Anna can’t wait to see what else NYC and The Complete Theatre Company have in store!
Janice Acevedo: is thrilled to be a part of The Complete Theatre Company. Her training from Laguardia Arts through Mount Holyoke has only made her more of a geek for performance. She is excited to work in her home town of NYC and would like to thank her family and friends for always being "crazy supportive" of her work.
Kyle Ivey: graduated from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a BFA in Musical Theatre and Minor in Accounting. Originally from Las Vegas, NV, Kyle grew up as a competitive swimmer, and balanced both swimming and theatre up until his first year in college. This summer, he performed as Benjamin in Josepha and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at STAGES St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri and in Legally Blonde at The Lexington Theatre Company in Lexington, Kentucky. This winter, you can see Kyle in They Call It Gravy…We Call It Sauce! and the Polar Express Train Ride in New Jersey! Special thanks go to Pam, Brooke and Skye for their love and support.
Leah Schwartz: is originally from Western Massachusetts. She recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in acting. Recent credits include Fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Professor/Ensemble in The Skin of Our Teeth, Laertes in Hamlet, and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. She would like to thank her friends and family for their unending love and support.
Gina S. Pemberton: born on the Island of St. Kitts/Nevis, and calls New York City home, is honored, and thrilled to be a member of the Complete Theater Company. She graduated from Clarke University, in Dubuque, IA, with a BA in vocal performance, and music education. Knowing that she always wanted to be a performer, Gina began doing musical theater in Iowa, and later moved back to New York to pursue her dream. Her theater credits include; Henry Box Brown (Nancy), Queen Kunka Bunka and the Rotten Royal Rascals (Chatterina), The Pajama Game (Mara/Ensemble), The Nun Before Christmas (Sr. Wendy), The Full Monty (Estelle Genoveese), Little Shop Of Horrors (Crystal), High School Musical (Taylor McKesse), Oklahoma (Vivian/Ensemble), Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Sally), Jesus Christ Super Star (Ensemble), and Honk (Mother Duck). In the winter/spring of 2017, Gina will be appearing in The Heights Players production of HAIR (Tribe/Supreme Trio), and in The Brooklyn Players Community Theaters production of RAGTIME (Sarah's Friend). She is looking forward to honing her skills, making creative relationships, and growing as a performer, with the support of The Complete Theatre community.
Dylan Murphy: is an actor born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Although he is fairly new to acting, Dylan has been a fan of film and theater since he was very young. His acting heroes are Bryan Cranston, Bradley Cooper, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. He first started acting in 2016 by starring in a short film called “Tick” for the West Virginia University Film Club while he was a student. After graduating from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Communication Studies, he moved back home to Brooklyn to start living his dream of becoming an actor. Since then, he has studied at HB Studio under Trudy Steibl and David Deblinger and has also acted, written, and produced his own films with his production company, UpStream Productions. Dylan is proud to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company and is looking forward to continuing his growth as an actor with this wonderful company.
Candace Marie Buck: is stoked to be a part of The Complete Theatre Company! Hailing from Wisconsin, Candace has a BE A in acting from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point. After living and working in LA for the past 3 years, she has decided to return to theatre in NYC. Favorite roles include J. Adamiec in 'Soldiers Circle'and Joanne in 'RENT. A special thanks to her family who have continuously supported her endeavors!
Cielito Pareja: is delighted to be a part of The Complete Theatre Company. As a New York native, she is excited to be working in the city again. Cielito was first introduced to musical theatre by local opportunities. She studied dance at Ballet Hispánico and Judy Lasko's Dance Family. Cielito was also a member of the Mariachi Academy of New York, the New York City High School Chorus, and Saltare. For two years, Cielito was a radio host on two shows for Power 92.3 WKVR in PA before returning to NYC for her studies. Cielito would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support.
Elizabeth Reinertsen: is a Brooklyn actress and model. She has had a love for the theatre since an early age, and has been performing since the age of seven. Upon graduating with a Bachelors in Theatre and Mass Communication from the State University of New York at Oneonta, Elizabeth has been actively pursuing her passion to perform. She has had the opportunity to work for WPIX 11 News, to intern at Paladino Casting and is currently taking numerous acting classes, including commercial classes with casting director, David Cady. She dreams of being on the Broadway stage, being part of a television series, staring in a movie with Meryl Streep and booking a national commercial-- just off the top of her head. The constant support and love from her parents, family and friends reminds her of one thing: a big heart will bring great things.
Mark Christian: is a veteran actor for the past 16 years and over 30 resume credits from Musical Theatre, Stage Plays and Film. He is proud to be a company member with The Complete Theatre Company. Mark also worked with The Actor's Project, former Michael Chekhov Theatre. Mark is originally from Houston, Texas and also studied Kinesiology-Fitness Wellness Management at Houston Baptist University. Mark studied and trained at New York Film Academy in musical theatre, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for method acting and various electives (stage combat, acting shepherd and chekhov, Improv 1&2, character work......etc), The Acting Studio for Meisner tech and Maggie Flanigan Studio more Meisner technique and Making It On Broadway with masterclass. Mark is also artistic director for Moonlight Theatricals in Houston and did theatre jazz dance at Broadway Dance Centre and Ballroom Dance at Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
Ena Edouard: is honored to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company. Originally from Connecticut. She comes from a family of talented artist. Her theatre experience began in her local community. She participated and volunteer in local theatres, church plays; singing with the choir and dance recitals.Ena has a B.A in Social Work with Minor in theatre from Southern Ct State University. She also performs Improv at the Producer's Club. Ena model in commercial print “Braids and Beauty Magazine” “Lady Paris” and “Judy Bridal” Her recent live performance was at Madison Square Garden at a half time with a major Dance Company in NYC. As an actress, she has been featured in several major television shows in New York City. Ena is committed to working on her craft and preparing for the exciting new projects that come her way.
Corey Michael Tuccillo: is extremely excited to be a member of the Complete Theatre Company. He attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the New School University where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Science in 2010. The future's bright and he’s looking forward to making creative relationships at TCTC!
Roberta Kirshbaum: has returned to her passion --acting, after extensive training, touring in a children's theatre troupe and a degree in Educational Theatre from Columbia in her 20's. Since retiring from her other career as an elementary principal, she has appeared in TV pilots,a web series, industrials, independent films and many student films and finally has a reel! She is finding fulfillment and is loving reawakening her dramatic passion. SAG-AFTRA member, happy to have found this connection to The Complete Theatre Company. www.RobertaKirshbaum.com
William Chang: is an actor and entrepreneur in NYC. As a child, he fell in love with performing on stage. From storytelling in elementary school, to playing piano as he grew older, big crouds were no stranger. He recently performed as the sexy stockyboy in Peter Zachari's play, One Love of the Theatre for the New City. He also performs Improv at the Producer's Club. William is the owner and head coach of "The Surpass Center", a CrossFit gym in Flushing, Queens. He helps people of all ages improve their lives through fitness and motivation.
Kari McKillip: A native of Southern California, Kari moved to New York City to pursue her passion for Theatre and Dance. As a trained dancer from a young age she transitioned into the world of Acting. She trained in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Cypress College California under the direction of Mark Majarian, Erin Landry and Jim Hormel. In 2006 she attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and later Graduated with her BA in Theatre from Hunter College in New York City. She was honored to study under Scott Cohen for Acting and Louisa Thompson for Set & Costume Design. Upon graduation she was pleased to accept an internship with Roundabout Theatre Company. She has performed for mass audiences at Madison Square Theatre and Barcaly Center and recently joined The Complete Theatre Company in their off Broadway production at The Producer’s Club. She worked as background in the hit HBO show Vinyl. She has presented work in showcases by Anton Chekhov, Sam Shepard, Theresa Rebeck and Neil Labute. Other theatre credits include: A Chorus Line (dancer/ Kristine) Once on this Island (dancer) in Cypress, CA. As a licensed Zumba instructor she currently teaches dance fitness at Equinox and Crunch. She looks forward to her dream role which is A Chorus Line on Broadway, and of course working with Leonardo Dicaprio!
John Yazzo: is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts where he received his BFA in Acting with a specialty in Improv, Comedy and Physical Theatre. While studying in the City of Brotherly Love, John also had the opportunity to study abroad and attend LAMDA for their Semester in Classical Acting last fall. With his eyes set on the constantly changing world around us and how art and theatre can help shape and be shaped within it, John has also had the opportunity to study Commedia dell'arte in Treviso, Italy and this past summer was part of a world premiere opera with the International Opera Theatre of Philadelphia as Pier Cotogno in Un Sogno di Una Notte di Mezza Estate that took place in the beautiful town of Citta della Pieve in Umbria, Italy. Some of this favorite roles include being a part of the devising ensemble for This Beautiful Stupidity, Renzo in The Green Bird, a puppeteer in The Circus Freak (UArts); Antonio in Commonwelath Classic Theatre Company's production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will; Sebastian in Twelfth Night at LAMDA; and the roles of Antonio in The Comedy of Errors and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream with the incredible REV Theatre Company. John can also be seen helping solve murders with Philadelphia's own Murder Mystery Company as well as in numerous short films, indies and on television! Much love to his friends, family, teachers and mentors who have always pushed him to success and to never give up on his dreams, and a special thank you to Annie for bringing this Brooklyn born boy back to New York City!
Ben Rose: is thrilled to be a member of the Complete Theatre Company. A California native and passionate Dodgers fan, he made his New York Premier in the Off-Broadway production of "Places." His most recent voiceover work, notably animation, can be heard on the History channel and TBS. He has been performing for over 25 years in theater, film and television. He is also a graduate and conservatory member of "The Second City" (L.A. NY), "Upright Citizens Brigade" (L.A. NY) and "The P.I.T."
Martin Goldberg: a NYC native and graduate of Brooklyn College. He has attended classes at HB Studio, Penny Templeton Studios, and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Marty’s credits include the Love Creek Productions of Classy Shorts, An Evening with Le Wilhelm, and Masqurade Asylum, The Manhattan Repertory’s productions of Some Squeaking Cleopatra Boy, A Thousand Words, and Tales of Terror (The Hand), and the AlphaNYC Production of Ceiling Art.
Derek Dean: is an actor who is to lazy to act so he writes and he's a writer that's to lazy to write so he acts. He lives in a constant vicious circle. Someday Applebee's will hire him as an area director or some other job of prestige. Then he'll sale into the sunset and eat all the sampler platters he can handle.
Lena Rose: was born and raised in Vienna. After graduating and obtaining her diploma, she traveled to Sydney, Australia, Germany and New York to hone her skills for acting even further. She performed in plays like Disney's “Aladdin”, Disney's “Alice in Wonderland” and “Rigor Mortis”, was a dance instructor for years and sang at various venues and events as lead singer of bands, but also as a solo artist. In the past year she focused on her acting career, which led her to be starred in a couple of Austrian, but also American productions, films and music videos. Even though acting is one of her main fields at the moment, Lena Rose has always been trying to defy labels and limitations. She also produces, writes, composes and models to allow her feelings and ideas to be fully expressed.
Steven Dougles Bentley: born in Baltimore and played football for the 1999 Baltimore City High SchoolChampions, The Patterson Clippers. As a child he fell in love with acting. And his goal growing up, was to move to New York City to pursue that dream; which is exactly what he’s doing!
John Freund: graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Theater and Film. After graduation, John explored a life of creativity working in film production in New York City and performing with improv comedy troupe the Upright Citizens Brigade. After a few years of the creative life, John decided to take a left turn and enroll in USC Marshall's MBA program. Upon graduation, he found work as a research analyst for a private equity firm here in NYC. But dreams die hard, so John is once again exploring his passion for performing through acting and improv, both of which are offered at TCTC! John has also written several optioned screenplays and two published books. When not working, writing, or performing, John enjoys boxing, swimming, and playing with his adorable French Bulldog, Chucho.
Rachel Goldman: originally from northern New Jersey, Rachel has been living in New York City for the past two years. She has her B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. After earning her B.A., she completed the One-Year Conservatory at Michael Howard Studios in New York City. She has been performing in Off-Off-Broadway theatre productions, and she can be seen as a guest star on the YouTube show BroSpeak. She recently started acting in short films. Rachel is delighted to be a part of the supportive creative community that is The Complete Theatre Company!
Brian Tracy: wrote the play Iowa which was a recipient of a 2003 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. He has had three plays chosen for the Samuel French Festival. As an actor, he’s appeared at South Coast Repertory Theatre Alice in Wonderland, and The Gloucester Stage Company The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (original production). In New York: The Wings Theatre Company Six Degrees of Separation; The Seagull at the Bernie West Theatre Co. (under the direction of Thomas G. Waites); and Playwrights Horizons Young Playwrights Series. His television credits include One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and As the World Turns. He has studied with Larry Moss, Bill Hickey, and Austin Pendleton.
Taylor Carter-Jones: from Matawan, NJ. She attended Montclair State University for communications and afterward, went on to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy of New York to study acting for stage and screen. Taylor is currently living in Harlem and is a proud member of TCTC.
James Christie: has been acting for the last fifteen years. He has appeared in numerous Off -Off Broadway shows, all of The New York Soap Operas in recurring U5 roles, as well as National and Regional Commercials. James is also a former professional soccer player, martial arts expert, and Soccer Coach for kids.
Weronika Helena Wozniak: was born and raised in Poland. She came to New York City for Two Year Conservatory Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and is soon-to-be graduate. Her latest work includes „Balm in Gilead” and „The Wild Paty” musical both performed at The Lee Strasberg Theatre. She is proud to be recently casted in a short film „Gone with the wind” directed by Dan L. Nguyen Phan that got accepted to Cannes Short Film Corner 2016. Weronika is very happy to be a member of TCTC since April 2016. She is sending love to her friends and family across the Atlantic.
Amy Lipshy: is honored to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company. Originally from California, Amy holds a B.S. in Accounting from USC and for the past 12 years has worked at a major premium cable network. She is a graduate of the award-winning Ted Bardy Acting Studio in NYC. She is also a trained dancer who has worked with renowned chorographer Jason Myhre and is a former member of N2it Dance Company. She is a color guard veteran of the world champion Santa Clara Vanguard and Fantasia Winter Guard and is currently active in CrossFit. As an actor, she has been featured in showcases for Ted Bardy’s Studio, R-Way Productions and is currently working on an independently produced web series.
Lorry Francois: at a young age, Lorry knew that she wanted to be a story teller. Dancing was the beginning of that journey. "Dancing is a way to be free". She participated in church plays; singing with the choir and writing sketches. When she moved to the states in 1999, she started modeling, well first she went to school in Boston where she lived for four years. During the years she lived in Boston she sang in an all female singing group called HQ "Haitian Queen". After high school she moved to NYC to pursue her dream to be on stage and tell stories. She was a member of Ujama Black Theater for a year, in 2007 she had her first featured in American gangster Dir Ridley Scott, starred in "Pardon my French" a short film by James Perkins, " The Other Guys" Dir, Adam McKay. Studied the Meisner Technique with Bill Esper. Co-starring in Law & Other SVU season 15 episode 11 (Amaro's oneheights ), she is working on writing a short film now and a Serie 3L web-series . Taking classes, auditioning, excited for what is next!
Ali Sattar: is thrilled to work with The Complete Theatre Company. Ali is a native New Yorker and graduated with his BA in Dramatic Arts from the College of Staten Island. While working in theatre and film/television, Alitrains short form comedy improv with Sevans Martinez through Say What? NYC Comedy Improv. Ali's favorite past theatrical credits include The Hysterical History of the Trojan War (Paris), Speakeasy Dollhouse (Frank Spano), Antioch (Yusef), Julius Caesar (Pindarus), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Oberon). www.Alisattar.com
Giselle M. Chatelain: Film: Lt. Sandra Parker in Necrosis Inc.: Requiem; Off-Broadway: Carny/ensemble in Woyzeck Musical Deathmetal (Gorilla Rep.) NY: Wife in Collision with Cake (Manhattan Rep), Sally December/Lady Snowflake in Soul Samurai, Tilly in She Kills Monsters (York College), Attendant in Iphigenia in Aulis (UTC # 61 & La Mama), Aellin in First to Draw to Blood (Mortal Folly Theatre), Regional Theatre: Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol; Fate 3 in Mythunderstood (No. 11 Productions/KRT); Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Silk Dress Productions); Jo in A Taste of Honey, Charlotte in The Night of the Iguana, and Collette in Brewed (Four Humours Theatre Company). Recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors as an Advanced Actor/Combatant, with basic passes in Knife and Broadsword & Shield and recommended passes in Unarmed, Single Sword, Smallsword, Quarterstaff, and Broadsword. She served as fight choreographer for I Hope They Serve Beer on Broadway (Gorilla Rep), Beauty and the Beast (JPAS), Camelot (Rivertown Repertory Theatre & Slidell Little Theatre), and Romeo and Juliet (Hedgerow Theatre). Giselle spent 2 years as an Acting Fellow at Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA. She served as Assistant Managing Director for the 2012 & 2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, and has stage managed productions of Broken, Where I Come From (KRT) and A Kidsummer Night’s Dream (JPAS). She has also worked as the Office Manager at KRT, Box Office Manager at JPAS, & Theatre Instructor at The Children’s Theatre of New Orleans.
Michael Malone: is thrilled and honored to be a part of such a creative and talented community. Michael's itch to perform came at a young age when he fell in love with sketch comedy. He would write and perform sketches with his close friends using only a camcorder and whatever props he could find. He would later go on to study mass media communication at Pace University taking classes in theatre and film. Years later, Michael would study acting,improv and script analysis with The Barrow Group. He would also study and perform with The People's Improv Theatre. Michael has gotten rid of the camcorder and likes to use social media to broadcast his comedic sketches and character work. He is currently an active member of service with the NYPD.
Maritza Hernandez: is a New York Native, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She’s been an actor since she was in diapers, many may say; creating skits for family and friends, and dancing in the living room for her parents. Coming from a humble background, did not stop her from making her stage wherever she can make it. She has a great love for film, theater and dance. It is this passion that brought her to take acting classes, including classes at Atlantic Theater Company. She pursues roles that are not only strong entertainment pieces but those that challenge her as an actor. This is why she is excited to be a part of the Complete Theatre Company.
Gloria Lamoureux: has performed on stages in NY and NJ for years and has begun working in film as well. Favorite stage roles include Margie Walsh in Good People, the title character in Shirley Valentine and in Becky’s New Car, Bev/Kathy in Clybourne Park, and Lady Croom in Arcadia. Recent leading roles also include: Eurydice Descending (Midtown International Theatre Festival), Sex, Relationships and Sometimes…Love (Producers Club), and Savannah Bay (Culture Connection Theatre). Gloria is a member of Alliance Repertory Theatre Company, works with the Women Playwrights Series at Centenary Stage Company, and has studied with Frank Licato and Kathy Hendrickson. She earned an MA in theater from Montclair State and a BA in drama from Queens College. Gloria is thrilled to be a member of TCTC!
David Woodrow: happily joined the Company in April, 2011. After a short time as an academic professional, he spent 24 years in the financial services industry before retiring in 2009. He then studied acting with David Mogentale of 29th Street Rep. After appearing in a staged reading at Castillo Theatre, he debuted in the role of Harry Fatt in Odets’ Waiting for Lefty at the 45th Street Theatre in March, 2011. Since then he has appeared onstage, recentlyin Still on the Corner (Castillo); Bacchae Redux (Robert Moss Theatre-NYCFringe), Snow White & the Beast (Lee Strasberg Institute - to be made into a film Winter 2015); Yentl (Heights Players); Carmen’s Place (Castillo); Ringmaster (Kraine- Frigid Festival); Grimm Bros. Spectaculathon (Richmond Shepherd Theatre/TCTC); The Jealous Husband (Producer’s Club); Blood Feud (Abington Theatre/TCTC); Freedom Summer (Brecht Forum). His filmography includes student and independent shorts and features with a nomination for a Loomis Award, best supporting actor in Sins of the Father (LIU film festival).
Rachel Daye Adams: is a proud company member of The Complete Theatre Company in NYC. Rachel began working in the theatre at age ten and received her BA in Theatre Arts from Meredith College and trained with the Groundlings in Los Angeles. Her credits include multiple commercials, musicals and independent movies including a Huggies commercial, Madeline in Nicholas Nickleby, Suzanne in Tom Jones, Mrs. Little in Theatre IV's production of Stuart Little, and she was also seen as Anne Meara on Celebrity Ghost Stories. She has most recently expanded into voice overs and is the voice for Soft Spot Puppies.
Eileen Howard: is a Jazz and blues singer, actress and director. Over 40 credits, including Trudy (HA HA CLUB – NY Fringe Festival), Baroness (FRANKENSTEIN – Hudson Guild), Millie (TCTC), Rosa (Broadway Comedy Club) REGIONAL: Mimi (NEW BRAIN), Hattie (FOLLIES), Mistress Ford (MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR), Claire (RUMORS), Mrs. Phagan (PARADE), Gorgeous (SISTERS ROSENSWEIG) TV: Poison Passions (ID Discovery), The Killer Speaks (A&E). Awards: Excellence in Musical Performance; Excellence in Directing (Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable); Best Supporting Actress (Columbus Alive Arts Mag); LINK Awards for Excellence in Acting and for Excellence in Directing (Curtain Players); Honorable Mention Best Actress (The Columbus Dispatch). Website: singouteileen.com
John Mulcahy: come to acting late in life after spending most of his life in Miami teaching science. He attended the St. Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy in Russia; which was a fascinating experience, being the birth place of the Stanislavsky's method of acting training. And he loves acting!
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