Pedar Bate (Jack) is thrilled to be playing with everyone on this show. He received a Bachelor of Music from The Ohio State University and he also appeared in FullStop’s FOREPLAYS 2011 as well as the stage reading of Unville Brazil. Thanks again to everyone at FullStop Collective: cast! crew! and development team! Also thanks to all in my family for their awesome support, and to Meredith, for just being awesome. I love you!
Becca Landis (Mil) is excited to be part of Unville Brazil. Since receiving her MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, Becca continues to live and act in New York. She also teaches acting at an after-school drama program in Brooklyn. She is a member of the “American Federation of Television and Radio Artists” (AFTRA) union and an Actors Equity Membership Candidate. Becca can be seen next playing Viola in Twelfth Night with Bakerloo Theatre Project. Other credits include: Elinor in Land Escaping, Mayella Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird, Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Mary Jane Hanrahan in Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. www.beccalandis.com
Meredith Lark (Jill) is thrilled to be doing another production with FullStop Collective! She was previously in FullStop’s staged reading of Unville Brazil and FOREPLAYS 2011. Meredith is from Toledo Ohio she studied Theatre at The Ohio State University (2009) and the National Theater Institute (Spring 2010). Meredith was a member of the Sketch Comedy group Sketch by Number (Sketchbynumber.org). Some of her favorite past credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Hair, Working, …Charlie Brown, Godspell, and Almost Maine. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Ariel and Pedar!
Christopher Norwood (The Stranger) graduated from CAP21’s Musical Theater Conservatory in 2006. He is thrilled to be a part of this production, working with these terrific people. Favorite roles include Keith Haring in Radiant Baby, Miller in Waiting For Lefty, and Clerimont in Epicene, Or the Silent Woman. He is also currently working on his first album as a singer/songwriter titled “Ineffably Simple.” Thank you to all my teachers and friends who have always been there with a steady hand and an honest perspective. And thank you to Victoria, for being you.
Diana Oh (Rototill): How to Be Patient (Charlie, State of Play Productions), The Un-Marrying Project (Tzipora/Wendy, Purple Rep), The Foreplay Play (Isabel, Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Sausage Fest (Anouk, FullStop Collective), Clean Sheets (Monkey Man, FullStop Collective), Girl Words (Ophelia, FullStop Collective), Epitaph, The Musical (Josephine, Emerging Artist Theatre), Finding the Way (Lauren, Manhattan Theatre Source), A.K.A. (Child, Cornerstone Theatre Company), Amadeus (Constanze Mozart, M.C.P.A.). As a writer she has been featured in Tony Award Winner Bill Finn’s Ridiculously Talented Lyricists and Composers… Series at the Merkin. NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, MFA (Elphaba Thropp Fellow), Smith College, BA, and National Theater Institute alum. Member of the Dramatists Guild. www.dianaoh.com
Charity Schubert (Chicklette) moved from Shreveport, Louisiana to NYC in May of 2009. A graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, Charity holds degrees in Theater and French. In NYC she has performed in a variety of readings produced by Women’s Project, terraNOVA Collective, FullStop Collective, Native Aliens Theatre Collective, and New York Madness. Since moving to New York she has studied at the Einhorn School of Performing Arts at Primary Stages, The Network, and The New York School of Burlesque. Charity is thrilled to be working with FullStop Collective.
Elizabeth Seldin (Chicklette) is thrilled to be back with FullStop in Unville Brazil! Past FullStop credits include Clean Sheets and FOREPLAYS 2011. Other Credits include You’re a Good Man (Snoopy), Cyrano De Bergerac (Duenna), and Annie Get Your Gun (Union Theater, London, Female Swing-Time Out Top Five). Love to all who support such incredible projects like this one.
Andrew Squier (Churchill) New York debut! FullStop Collective debut! Other New York credits include Came Tumbling After (Assistant Director, Manhattan Repertory Theatre). Associated Artist with Anikai Dance. Training: National Theater Institute, CAP21, Tufts University BA Drama and Dance. Thanks to FullStop for this amazing opportunity. Love to Mom, Dad, Anne, Robbie, and Nana. www.andrewsquier.com
Lauren Weinberg (Chicklette) is so whimsically happy to be a part of this beautiful production! This past year included three productions with FullStop Collective, as well as performing in the NY international Fringe Festival, BoCoCa Arts Festival, The Barrow Group, and the Alvin Ailey Extention. B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Penn State. Flelp you all!
Patrick Shaw (Playwright) lives in New York where he writes, acts, dances, and makes music. His plays have been produced at Galapagos Art Space, Hudson Guild, NY Fringe Festival, Flushnik Art Space, and Gorilla Tango (Chicago), and his play, HAMLETTES, was a finalist for the Lark Workshop and was recently published by Playscripts, Inc. His play A Miracle Study was also a semifinalist for the National Playwrights Conference. Over the past few years, he has performed in a number of plays including Under Milk Wood, Romeo and Juliet, Negative Space, Gone Eatin’ (dance), “Parallel Play” (dance film), and “Kitchen Hamlet” (film). A graduate of Kenyon College and the National Theater Institute, Pat regularly performs with Spessard Dance, Bakerloo Theater Project (Troy/Pittsburgh/NY), and is a founding member of FullStop Collective (New York).
Brian Hashimoto (Director) is a director, photographer, and producer based in New York. Directing Credits include: Rank Jumping, Foreplay or Redplay and Porn.edu (part of FOREPLAYS*, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn); Clean Sheets* (Vintage Loft, NYC); Driving: A Lesson (Strawberry One-Act Festival, NYC); La Boheme (Connecticut Lyric Opera, New London, CT); 4 Directions and The Flying Machine (The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center); and The End, Maturity Limit, and Standing Ground (Young Playwrights’ Festival at The O’Neill). Brian received his B.A. in Drama from Ithaca College and is an alumnus of the National Theater Institute. Additionally, he has trained at the St. Petersburg Theater Academy in Russia as well as Balinese Mask at Studio 5 in Brooklyn, NY. www.brianhashimoto.com
*Denotes FullStop Production
Alexandra Bassett (Musical Director) is very happy to be collaborating once again with Pat Shaw! A Greek-American theater artist and musician, she directs and develops new works and writes plays with music. Her theater works include: American Agency, Sausage Fest, Lust Trust, Negative Space, and Techno. Please check out her original music at www.alexandrabassett.biz. A founding member and associated artist of FullStop Collective, she has been Artistic Curator of their FOREPLAYS theatrical event for two years. She attended the National Theater Institute F’05 under the tenure of David B. Jaffe, and is an alumna of Georgetown University, where she was musical director of the GraceNotes for three years. She is pursuing her MFA in playwriting at Columbia University in the fall.
Megan Weaver (Assistant Director) is a founding member and Co-Managing Director of FullStop Collective, and a proud alum of the National Theater Institute (Fall 2005). She has also served as Artistic Director of Dramatic Productions at Mystic Seaport and an adjunct professor of theater at George Fox University. Directing credits include The Push to Mate (FullStop Collective FOREPLAYS 2011); Eurydice (GFU); Measure for Measure (TSI/Playtime Classics); The Lover (O’Neill Theatermakers); Tin Foil Soldier (National Theater Institute); and Vaudeville Vanya (NTI/SITI Company). www.MeganWeaver.com
Gary G. Howell (Stage Manager) is happy to be back home working in the city after spending the majority of his 2010 out on the high seas (in the Bahamas) with Disney Cruiselines; Gary starred as Buzz Lightyear in the musical production of Toy Story, as well as thee Featured Blowfish in the Under The Sea/Little Mermaid number. As a graduate of Ithaca College’s BFA musical theater program, Gary is happy to be back working alongside other Ithaca Alumns Elizabeth Seldin (and former college roommate) Brian Hashimoto, as well as, creating beautiful art and song with the amazing people of FullStop Production – and even looks forward to jumping in (at a moments notice) again and again as the future presents them. Lastly, Gary notes that his girlfriend, Princess Belle, was the voice of reason and inspiration that finally convinced him to come out of hiding and once again start becoming a part of this amazingly vibrant community of theater New York has to offer. Hugs and high fives to his entire cast!
Lois Catanzaro (Lighting Designer) Recent credits include Tomorrow Morning at the York Theater (Off-Broadway), The All American Genderf*ck Cabaret and The Un-Marrying Project with Purple Rep, Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly with Vital Children’s Theater. www.LCatLighting.com
Jacquelyn D. Marolt (Set Designer) is a set designer and scenic artist who is thrilled to be designing her second FullStop production. She previously designed Hangman School for Girls at Manhattan Theatre Source. Jacquelyn’s recent set designs include Pirates of Penzance at Smith College and Intimate Apparel at New Century Theatre.
Chris Kadis Moscato (Sound Designer) is a composer, multimedia artist and sound designer. Since 2006, he has worked both in the commercial and art worlds with works performed throughout the US and in Asia. Chris is excited to have worked for the first time with FullStop Collective on Unville Brazil. www.chriskadismoscato.com / www.concretetimbre.com
Abbie Chase (Costume Designer) is a costume designer and director whose works have appeared most recently at New Century Theatre in Massachusetts and Slant of Light Theater in Connecticut where she is also a member of the board. Abbie holds a B.A. from Smith College.
Leta Tremblay (Producer) is a director, producer, and stage manager living, working, and breathing in New York City. As a director, she specializes in stylized movement with bold, simple visual and auditory elements. Recent NYC directing credits include: The Foreplay Play (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Snow White Zombie (2010 EstroGenius Festival), Hangman School for Girls (Manhattan Theatre Source), Fore-Shadow-Play (Galapagos Art Space). As a producer, she has successfully mounted FullStop Collective’s HAMLETTES at FringeNYC 2010 and FOREPLAYS 2011 at Galapagos Art Space, FullStop Collective’s second annual FOREPLAYS event. As a stage manager, she has worked with HERE Arts Center, The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Chocolate Factory, NAATCO, ExPgirl, And Artistic New Directions to name a few. Leta is a graduate of Smith College and the Eugene O’Neill National Theatre Institute where she trained with the Wooster Group and SITI Company. Founding member and Producing Director of FullStop Collective.
Tom Meredith (Technical Director) is thrilled to be involved with FullStop again. His previous FullStop credits include HAMLETTES (Set Designer), Girl Words (Production Stage Manager) and Diving in December (Stage Manager).
Christine Drew Benjamin (Assistant Producer) is originally from Petaluma, California, recently moved to New York City, and is currently serving as the Education Intern at the New York Theatre Workshop. She spent the past year working as the Literary Associate at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. While there, she assisted in the planning of the 2010 summer season, which included the National Puppetry Conference, National Music Theater Conference, and National Playwrights Conference. She served as the Dramaturg for the Young Playwrights Festival along with the reading of Natasha’s Dream by Yaroslava Pulinovich. During the summer, she also worked as the Dramaturg Assistant on the musical Eden by Jonathan Levi and Mel Marvin, and the play Comes A Faery by James McLindon. Prior to working at The O’Neill, she graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a BA in Theatre Arts, Emphasis in Playwriting, and a Minor in Gender Studies. http://christinedrewbenjamin.weebly.com