Natasha Diaz: fell in love with acting at the age of 16 after working at a summer camp for the arts. Growing up her family called her “D.Q” which stood for “Drama Queen” because of her extrovert and eccentric personality. In high school she majored in dance and took a few acting classes. She studied theatre at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City for college. There she learned that acting wasn’t just her gift, but her one and only passion.
Roberta Kirshbaum: received her degrees in Theatre from Boston and Columbia Universities, and has continued her training at HB Studio, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and Terry Schrieber studio, to name a few. Starting out mainly in theatre and summer stock, her credits now include a web series, TV pilots, industrials, and independent films. She especially loves the work with The Complete Theatre Company and is a proud member of Sag-Aftra. Please, visit: www.RobertaKirshbaum.com
Matt Benincasa: is excited to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company. He has recently completed the conservatory training program at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn, NY. He first studied with Terry at the William Esper Studio in 2012. Matt is a graduate of Fordham University, where he majored in Communications with a film concentration, as well having a minor in Theatre. Past credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream, independent film roles, and television credits on Investigation Discovery. He is originally from Westchester County, NY and currently lives in Hartsdale, NY.
Jaime Campbell: is elated to be a new member of the The Complete Theatre Company. She hails from Moncton, New Brunswick, on Canada’s East Coast. She has recently completed the Associate Degree Program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. While preoccupied with school for the past two years, Jaime has managed to enjoy some down time. Having spent many an hour figure skating in ice arenas as a child, she welcomed the temporary escape of skating on the rinks at Bryant Park and Rockefellar Plaza. A diehard fan of “Friends” from an early age, Jaime had somehow managed to memorize the dialogue from every episode. As fate would have it, she recently appeared in a NYU Tisch School of the Arts Student Film as Monica, much to her delight.
Ben Aaron: a New York City based actor, singer, comedian, voice actor, improviser and writer. Ben started out as a singer at 3-years-old, performing at church and private venues as well as belonging to several choirs. He made the switch into acting after performing musical theatre in middle school, going on to play leading roles in school plays, including Macbeth in Macbeth and the Governor in the Government Inspector. After receiving a B.S.C.S in Computer Science from the Honor’s College of the University of South Carolina, he moved to New York in 2017 to pursue a career in acting and comedy. Since moving to New York he has studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade, acting at the Barrow Group, voice acting at Edge Studios, singing at Vocal Workout, and comedy at the Comedy Cellar. He has performed many wonderful auditions, as well as lending voices to a few student films. You can see him performing regularly with the indie improv teams Commitment Issues Temporarily and the Authorities, as well as with the Exuberant Theatre Company. He also sings and performs standup comedy throughout the city. He is very excited to perform with the Complete Theatre Company!
Emmy Royelle: studied Theatre at Hartwick College and is now thrilled to be continuing her acting training with The Complete Theatre Company. She was last seen in the production of Black Panther Women and the Off-Broadway Play, Conversations with an Average Joe, The Grinder, a Trilogy of Plays. Other favorite roles include: Cherry Reds, Once on this Island, Neighborhood 3, Requisition of Doom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Yesterday’s Window, The Apple Tree, Trojan Women, and Smokey Joe’s Café. Film credits include Redo, The Promoter's Club, and Law.
Alex J. Kryslur: is a sophomore, Musical Theatre Major at Talent Unlimited High School in Manhattan. Most recently Alex played The Wizard and Felicite in off-Broadway productions of The Wizard of Oz and the Little Mermaid. In 2017 he appeared in the original musical Middle School Madness and in several student films including Everything Happens at the Middle School Dance, Playground and a reboot of Girl Meets World. Alex also received his first TV role as a Goth Kid in an Episode of “The Real Story” on ID Network. During his own middle school years, Alex played Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Pyramus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Big Bad Wolf in Into the Woods . He wrote and directed a number of films while participating in Wing Span Arts including Ciller, which appeared in the 2015 New York Children's International Film Festival. Alex has been a member of Writopia for three years and is currently authoring “Cough Drops” a Fantasy novel. 2018 will marks the second summer Alex participates in an international volunteer initiative as a Student Blogger with Global Leadership Adventures. He has also received his second scholarship to attend French Woods Camp for the performing arts where he appeared in Harvey and performed as a vocalist in Rock Shop during their 2017 season.
Roy P DeVito: grew up two miles from where he was born on 77th street and Jamaica Ave in Woodhaven. Growing up Roy had a lot of friends, which gives him the unique ability to play many characters. Roy always new he would be an actor. In grade school he would do skits from movies at lunchtime. The other kids love it, so that gave Roy the confidents to be more bold and do more acting for his friends. He first trained at Susan Grace Cohen Studio. Then he was invited to go to The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, then trained at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Roy P DeVito’s dream was always to be an actor. He started his career late in life but really he was always an actor. It just goes to show you, you are never too old to live your dream.
Kenzie Klem: began acting at the age of twelve. She was in numerous musicals and plays throughout middle school and high school. After graduating from The Bromfield School in 2012, she attended Keene Stage College in Keene, NH, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, with a specialization in acting. She also studied dance, movement, technical theatre, and was a part of an improvisational comedy troupe. During her years in college, she was a member of The Apron Theater Company, in Putney, VT, where she performed in August: Osage County, Top Girls, and What Rhymes With America. After graduating from Keene in 2016, she moved to Australia to continue studying. She was accepted into the Advanced Actors Studio and the Advanced Actors Residency at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and was also trained in the Meisner Technique at The Actors Pulse Studio. Kenzie moved to New York in February and is currently residing in Brooklyn. She is absolutely thrilled to be a member of The Complete Theater Company!
Alba Caccavale (Vaz): feels that being in the entertainment business has always been in her blood. She started performing at a young age. Alba also dances and plays the piano. She has studied at HB Studio with Trudy Steibl. Alba loves being a member of The Complete Theatre Company
Steven Dougles Bentley: born in Baltimore and played football for the 1999 Baltimore Champions, 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!
Kris Paredes: originally from Lima, Peru, and fell in love with dance and acting from a very young age. She danced jazz, ballet, & hip hop for many years before joining a Salsa dance company. Later, she turned her focus to acting, and trained Meisner with Bill Esper, and Uta Hagen with Howard Fine. She’s worked in commercials, industrials, Spanish VO, short films, and theatre. Her other passions include Photography, weight training, and Krav Maga. Kris is very excited to be a part of a committed and hard working theatre company.
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.
Crosbie Roper: born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After studying art and architecture at the University of Arizona, she moved to New York in 2015. In an attempt to engage in a new artistic medium, she began her acting training at Barrow Group and the Acting Studio, until finding The Complete Theatre Company in 2017. You can catch her in the short film ‘Addict’ and Showtime series ‘Billions’.
Steven Gamble: is thrilled to be a member of such a passionate, hardworking community of actors at The Complete Theater Company. He is originally from Charlotte, NC and graduated from UNC Wilmington with a BA in Film Studies and minor in Theater. He moved to New York shortly after graduation with eyes on an acting career. Steven has been in featured roles on television, web commercials, as well as many student films. He also likes to sing, being selected to the North Carolina All-State and Mars Hill College choir.
Kacey Czosnowski: performing since the ripe old age of two. Starting with "plays" she put on for her parents (which consisted of yelling and running around with her brothers), she followed her dream all the way to New York City. After participating in community theatre and various high school plays and musicals, she graduated from the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts. She is very excited to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company!
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).
Alycia Heckathorn: after obtaining a BA in Theatre at Northern Michigan University, Alycia moved to NYC to pursue an MA in Dance Education at New York University. She currently works as an elementary school dance teacher in Brooklyn. Some favorite roles include Vivienne in Legally Blonde and Luciana in Comedy of Errors, both at NMU. Since being in the city, she has performed with Sue Samuel's Jazz Roots Dance Company as well as in Murder on the Runway, a dance and fashion show. She is thrilled to be returning to her acting roots with The Complete Theatre Company!
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.
Mason Mickley: began his acting career at the wee little of 17 years, taking on the role of the Irish Bartender in Eugene O’Neill’s, “Ah, Wilderness!” However, it was his leading portrayal of Mr. Darcy in a production of Jane Austen’s, “Pride & Prejudice” that solidified his love and place in the sporadic world of acting. After spending a year at Otterbein University studying both theatre and creative writing, he packed his bags and jumped ship to the concrete jungle of New York City, studying at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts for two years before graduating with an Associates of Science degree and a greater understanding of the work both on-stage and on-camera. When he’s not creating drinks and laughter at his day job as a tea barista, he’s flaunting his ginger locks at auditions and The Complete Theatre Company, bringing about laughing and crying from the audience and taking on the world one day at a time, albeit with some interesting voices!
Kimberly Rodriguez: graduated from John Jay University with a BA in Criminal Justice and a minor in Bio-Medical Science. She’s studied acting at The Barrow Group, Long Island Theater and La Sage Performing Arts school. Kimberly has performed in small student films and Long Island Children’s Museum remake of Goodnight Moon. She is proud to be a member of The Complete Theatre Company
Marie Bridget Dundon: Work in Canada includes Blithe Spirit at Sudbury Theatre Centre, Harvey at The Orillia Opera House, House of Blue Leaves at Theatre NFLD Labrador, Night Must Fall at The Red Barn Theatre Ontario, and Road with Mercury Theatre, Toronto. Shakespeare: With Judith Shakespeare Company: Henry V111, Henry V1, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. With Inwood Shakespeare Festival: Comedy of Errors, and Richard 111/Queen Elizabeth. With ATA: Richard the Third/Queen Margaret. With The Complete Theatre Company: Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Jensen Fest. Television includes Due South, ENG, Common Ground, and a number of commercials.
Ingrid Spielman: is a comic and story teller. She dances in her spare time and doubles as a data analyst. Catch her if you can.
Dorsey Sprouls: is honored to be a new part of the Complete Theatre Company! Fresh out of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor's in Theatre and Entertainment arts with a major in Illustration, he moved to Brooklyn to pursue a career in writing, directing, and acting. For the past eight years, he has worked all over the stage, in performance, design, directing, construction and props. Some of his most memorable roles were in The Producers (Leo Bloom), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin), The Addams Family (Mal, Properties Master), A Comedy of Errors (Dromio of Syracuse), The Secret Garden (Ben), Into the Woods (Prince's Steward),, Blood Brothers (Mickey), and the one-man production of The Myths and Bricks Project, which he also directed and designed. Dorsey is so happy to finally be in NYC to chase his dreams and grow as an actor and artist, and would like to thank his ever-supportive family and his wonderful friends of "Hell on Hewitt."
Giselle M. Chatelain: New Media (YouTube): Jamie in American Kirare-Yaku; Film: Lt. Sandra Parker in Necrosis Inc.: Requiem; Off-Broadway: Carny/ensemble in Woyzeck Musical Deathmetal (Gorilla Rep.) NY: Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Cratchitt in A Christmas Carol; Val in An Impossible Love (TCTC); 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: 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). Giselle spent 2 years as an Acting Fellow at Hedgerow Theatre, and served as Assistant Managing Director for the 2012 & 2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Recognized by the Society of American Fight Directors as an Advanced Actor/Combatant, with a basic pass in Smallsword (2017) and recommended passes in Quarterstaff, Rapier & Dagger (2017), Single Sword, Broadsword & Shield, Unarmed (2016) and Broadsword (2014) 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).
Mickey Melillo: a native New Yorker hailing from the city made famous by the Dick Van Dyke show, New Rochelle, in Westchester County where he’s an active EMT and a Dispatcher for a local Police Dept. When not working in the emergency services, Mickey has performed in numerous Improv shows including the Toyota Comedy Festival and countless Musicals including Shrek (Shrek), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). Thus far, the highlight Mickey’s carerr was when he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where he portrayed Bottom in “A Midsummer’s Night Dream, A Rock Musical."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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