Who's Who in The Shoemaker's Holiday

 

The Cast

David Bodenschatz is delighted to be back at Storm Theatre for his fourth show with the company. Other Storm credits: Marius, The President, Linnea. Other theatre: May Violets Spring (DARE Lab), Birds Should Fly Free (NYFF), SIDD (New Light Theater Project). TV: Wu-Tang: An American Saga (Hulu), Mindhunter (Netflix), Orange is the New Black (Netflix). Thanks to Fleur and Peter for keeping me in the fold! Welcome to the world, baby Godson/nephew Thomas Joseph Wasik IV! www.davidbodenschatz.com

Servant/Earl of Cornwall/Askew

David Bodenschatz

Taylor Harris-Butler is a NYC-based actor and recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. Recent credits include Enemy of the People, All's Well That Ends Well, King Lear, The Ladies Room, and Even If It Gets Us Nowhere. 

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Taylor Harris-Butler

Previous Storm credits include: Divine Comedy; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander); The Play’s The Thing; As You Like It (Touchstone). Off-Broadway credits: Damon Chua's The Emperor's Nightingale; No-No Boy; Incident at Hidden Temple; Film Chinois; Ernest Abuba's Dojoji: The Man Inside The Bell (Pan Asian Rep); Qui Nguyen's Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theater). Select NY credits: Birdbath; Kill Othello (Iago); Waiting for Godot (Lucky); The Tempest (The Public Theater Shakespeare Lab); Ren, Ah Ren and OneFamilyOneChildOneDoor (Yangtze Repertory). Regional: Inwood Shakespeare Festival; Carolinian Shakespeare Festival; Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses; F.O.B. by David Henry Hwang. Dinh is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and has studied at HB Studio with Austin Pendleton.

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Dinh James Doan*

Jenny is delighted to return to the Storm stage after making her Off Broadway debut here in 'Time of Your Life'. Other acting credits include: 'Tidings Brought to Mary’ (Storm Theatre), 'Wilde at Home' (1st Irish Festival), 'The Report' (Cutting Hedge) and 'Dick Whittington: an Xmas Panto for NYC' (Dixon Place). Notable readings: 'Pink Mist' (Origin Theatre), 'Sitting Duck' (The OPTimistiks), 'A Taste of Honey’ (On Her Shoulders). Jenny's own production company, The OPTimistiks, has been developing a parody, ‘The Handyman's Tool’ (find it on YouTube!) and staged a sellout NYC tribute to comedian Victoria Wood (directed by George Heslin). Thank-you to all involved in this production, including you, dear audience. AADA Grad ’08. https://jennydgreen.org  

Margery

Jenny Green

Rory recently made his Storm Theatre debut in Ah, Wilderness!. Previous shows include: A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC (Pig Pen), Strega Nona Meets Her Match and The Hare-larious Tale of Babbity
& Rabbity, both at the Atlantic Acting School, and scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Kate’s Kids. Rory has performed Alexander Hamilton, I Got Rhythm, and original rock songs at school concerts and talent shows. He is in fourth grade and lives in northern Manhattan.

Boy

Rory Greenfield

Benjamin Jones is a jack of all trades being a personal trainer, high school teacher, Handyman, father and husband.  He has appeared on ABC’s Quantico, HGTV’s Flea Market Flip, several series shows on Discovery: ID, and national commercials.  Theater is where the heart is: Rainmaker, Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and supernumerary appearances at the Metropolitan Opera House. Much love to my family, friends, and theater goers. 

King Henry V of England

Benjamin Jones

Kurt Kingsley is glad to return to Storm where he previously appeared as the Viceroy in The Coach of the Holy Sacrament; and the Author in The Surprise.  Kurt just finished his 7th season with Hip-to-Hip Theater, playing Kent in King Lear.  Other roles include the title role in Julius Caesar; Gratiano in Merchant of Venice; the title role in Cymbeline; the Duke in Two Gentlemen of Verona; Polonius in Hamlet; Leonato in Much Ado; and Macduff in Macbeth.  He appeared in the staged reading, Lear, adapted, directed and starring Paul Sorvino with Shrunken Shakespeare.  Other NY credits include work with Emerging Artists, American Globe, New Ensemble, LITE Theatre, Stella Adler Studio Theatre, The Secret Theatre, as well as appearances at the NY Fringe Festival.  Regionally, he’s worked with Northeast Theatre in Scranton, PA and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Sir Hugh Lacy, Earl of Lincoln

Kurt Kingsley*

Sawyer is thrilled to be back on the stage with such talented artists. He has been involved with the Storm Theatre since 2009. The Storm production of The Time of Your Life was his first professional stage appearance. Since then he has been seen in multiple Storm productions, including As You Like It, Arrah-Na-Pogue, and The President. Sawyer would like to dedicate this performance to his 19 year old brother, André, who was just accepted into Berklee College of Music. Training includes Peter Dobbins, Stephen Logan Day, Atlantic Theater School's 2.5 yr conservatory, Caymichael Patten, and Robert Russell.

Dodger

Sawyer Mastrandrea

Megan is thrilled to be back with the Storm Theater Company! She was last seen in their production of Ah, Wilderness as Muriel. Most recent credits include  Palace Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (Belle), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), A Chorus Line (Maggie) Fiddler on the Roof (Chava) at the Ocean City Theatre Company. Newsies (Katherine), Beauty and the Beast at the Media Theatre. Many thanks and all the love, always, to mom and dad. And a huge thank you to Peter and Fleur!  meganmcdevitt.org, @megmcdev

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Megan McDevitt

Heather Olsen (Sybil) is delighted to be back with The Storm Theatre for the second time. Previously, Heather was last seen as Mildred Miller in Storm’s Ah, Wilderness! A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre, Heather was fortunate enough to take part in productions such as Machinal (Telephone Girl), The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage (Mona Thumpington-Fffines) and Nine-Ten (Leslie) while there. Heather can most recently be seen in web series End of Day. For more info, check out www.heather-olsen.com. All the love to her family, friends and Ean! @itsheatherolsen

Sybil

Heather Olsen

Matthew Provenza is a Michigan native from the suburbs of Metro-Detroit.  He attended the University of Michigan and obtained a BFA in Acting in 2016.  He has also studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, the Stella Adler Conservatory, and privately with Susan Aston.  Past Credits include Chokher Bali (Hypokrit Theatre Co.), Last Train Home (Afrikan Women's Rep.), The Fight (Storm Theatre Co.), and The Rainmaker (Storm Theatre Co.).  Matthew is thrilled to be a part of The Shoemaker's Holiday with such a talented cast and creative team.  He would like to thank his family for the ongoing support.  

Rowland Lacy

Matthew Provenza

Joshua R. Pyne has been a proud member of the audience-interactive Live In Theater troupe since 2011. Recent New York credits include: Dr. Ryan Detropolick in Hanging Cow’s An Awkward Inheritance; Sheriff Grace in Toady Hoad; Wayne Collins in Buick City, 1:00 AM; Perry in Starchild New Works’ (De)coded; Sergei in Storm Theatre's Collaborators; James Bonner in APT Theater's Bane; and Lovis Bevil in Dot The Connective’s Löve in a Tub. In addition to cutting his teeth in Michigan regional theaters, Josh was baptized quite early as a passionate acolyte of DIY & shoe-string budget (mainly - though not exclusively - horror) film, hailing from a former sundown town just west of Flint, Michigan. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University. 

Ralph

Joshua R. Pyne

Born in London, Sean trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and also The Royal Academy of Music. UK credits include: As you like it (RADA); City of Angels (RAM); Patience (Union Theatre); Thirteen Days (Arcola Theatre); The Blues Brothers (Edinburgh Fringe); Rat Pack (Arts Theatre West End); Friday Night is Music Night (BBC). US Credits: Neverwhere (Red Monkey Theatre); The Normal Heart (HCAC); Beauty and The Beast, John Henry and Boy Sees Flying Saucer (Growing Stage). Sean is a keen musician having fronted rock bands in both the UK and US and also performed as a backing vocalist for Elton John during the London dates of his Las Vegas residency show. Sean also co-hosts the weekly comedy podcast “Whats Going on Here?!?” available on ITunes/Spotify and all other digital platforms.

Simon Eyre, The Shoemaker

Sean Quigley*

Max Realyvasquez (Hammon) is thrilled to be a part of The Shoemakers Holiday! Previous theater credits include An Enemy of The People (Mr. Billing), On Strivers Row (Chuck), Loves Labors Lost: The Musical (Costard), Mamma Mia (Ensemble). New Musicals: Present Perfect, Archie’s Final Project. Television: Grave Secrets (Investigation Discovery Channel). Max received his BFA in acting and musical theater at Marymount Manhattan College. Many thanks to his super supportive friends and family for their love and always having his back! IG: @maxrealyvasquez

Hammon

Max Realyvasquez

Jose Sanchez is a Marine Corps Veteran and was a Former Daily News Golden Gloves Champion. He discovered acting at Lehman College (in the Bronx) after a brief career as a Pro Boxer. He has worked as an actor in a number of Storm Theatre shows throughout the years. And he is so happy to be working on this show again after so many years... “ Its a fun show and it's been Great working with this Wonderful Cast and Production Team. Thanks Peter and Fleur !!!... Love you Dani.” Theater Credits :  Dave in GROUP THERAPY (with The Family Theatre Company), Jerry in THE CLEANERS (with Vertigo Theater Company), Secundo in FELIX & HIS POTATOES, Guard in THE SURPRISE, Private Jonas in ANTIGONE, Piqouiseau in MARIUS,  Adam and Corin in AS YOU LIKE IT,  Arab in TIME OF YOUR LIFE,  Hodge in SHOEMAKER'S HOLIDAY, Shout in MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,  Antonio in TWELFTH NIGHT, Lopez in THE POWER & THE GLORY(... All these plays with the Storm Theatre Company), Kilroy in CAMINO REAL,  Nurse Aid Warren Turkle in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (… Both at the Lovinger Theatre),  Rody in HOLIDAZE (at House of Tribes Theater), Chino in THE WALL/ La PARED (at Common Spaces Theater), Latin King Gang Member Lemon in KING KOHO (at La TEA Theater). TV : LAW & ORDER, THE SOPRANOS, 30 ROCK.  Film : God I Miss You, Latin Assassins, The Wannabe, Falling, Overnight Success, Unsavory Characters.

Hodge

José Sanchez*

Recent New York stage credits include Lord John/Pin Head Manager in the Elephant Man, Haman in Queen Esther’s Dilemma, Charlie Colton in The Last of My Solid Gold Watches, Iago in Othello, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion, Charley in Death of a Salesman, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Will Dearth in Dear Brutus, Herod Antipas in Salome, Jack Tanner in Man and Superman, and Banquo in Macbeth, among others. www.ChristopherRomeroWilson.com

Sir Roger Oateley, Lord Mayor of London

Christopher Romero Wilson

*Actors appearing courtesy Actors' Equity Association

Creative

Peter Dobbins

Director

Peter Dobbins is a cofounding member and Producing Artistic Director of the Storm Theatre Company since its inception. Most recently he directed the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre's production of Ah, Wilderness! at the Sheen Center. Last spring he directed The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, and the prior spring directed Death Comes For The War Poets by Joseph Pearce. Both at The Sheen Center. Dobbins’ other directing credits include: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral; Dion Boucicault’s The Shaughraun and Arrah~na~Pogue; Stewart Parker’s Spokesong; William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night; The Karol Wojtya (Pope John Paul II) Festival, including The Jeweler’s Shop, Jeremiah, and Our God’s Brother.

Fleur Alys Dobbins

Associate Artistic Director

Fleur was last seen as Lizzie in the Blackfriars Repertory Theatre/Storm Theatre’s production of The Rainmaker at the Sheen Center as well as world premieres of The Fight and Deconstruction and recently was awarded Outstanding Actress in a short subject play for her portrayal of Paula in Between Men at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. She has co-starred on and off Broadway at the Roundabout, LaMama ETC, Playwrights Horizons, and on Broadway National Tour. Regional credits include the Goodman Theatre, Festival Stage, Denver Center Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre, Lobero Theatre, and Bancroft

Theatre London. Training: BFA, SMU, RADA. Fleur is a writer and composer and is currently developing a musical called Hushabye.

Michael Abrams

Lighting Design

Design credits: Ah Wilderness!, The Rainmaker, Antigone, The Play’s The Thing, Le Cid, Marius, The President, The London Merchant, Music Man, The Merry Widow, The Salvage Shop, My Favorite Year, Twelfth Night, The Last Starfighter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Occupation: Dragonslayer, American Nocturne, She LovesMe, Amadeus, Quartet, Last Five Years, Jekyll  & Hyde, Scarlet Pimpernel, Parade, King and I, Children of Eden, 42nd Street, I Do I Do, Meet Me in St. Louis, Godspell, Annie Get Your Gun, Phantom, Annie, Forever Plaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Singin’ in the Rain, Oklahoma, Crazy for You, and Damn Yankees. Michael dedicates this show to his wife, Stephanie and his son, Andrew.

 

Juni Li

Production Stage Manager

Like her idol Jacques Tati's Monsieur Hulot, color, light and frivolity inhabit her world. Juni worked the NYC off-off-Broadway and Off-Broadway circuit as a freelance stage manager for 9 years, regularly working with Nicu's Spoon Theater and New Light Theater Project. In addition to stage management, she has worked as sound designer and wardrobe supervisor for various productions. After winning the NYIT Outstanding Stage Manager award in 2015, she now focuses on her travels and writing. Having traveled to 20 countries in the last 2 years she is working on her backlog of stories. She recently started a new position as Digital Operations Coordinator at Entercom/Radio.com, transitioning into broadcast radio. Recent credits: NAAP Discover: New Musicals 2019, The Heartbreak Hotel, Strange Country (New Light Theater Project), In The Soundless Awe (New Light Theater Project), and Red Noses (Nicu’s Spoon Theater). 

Daniel Prosky

Scenic Design

Daniel Prosky is a New York-based set designer. Recent theater includes 1969: The Second Man (NYTW Next Door), Two by Friel (Irish Repertory Theatre), Medea (Atlantic Acting School), Julius Caesar (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Other Kids Ran Away and Leni & Joseph (The Shelter/New Ohio), Flea Fridays (The Flea Theater), Ragtime (Ellis Island), Story Bank (Future of Storytelling), Little Murders (site-specific), An Iliad (Atlas Performing Arts Center), The Pulitzer Centennial Celebration (Sanders Theater) and Bride*Widow*Hag (American Repertory Theater Institute). Production Design includes The Dead Die Once (2018), American Bison (2019), The Letter (post-production). He received his B.A. from Harvard University.  danielprosky.com

Sarah Thea

Costume Design

Sarah Thea Craig is a New York City based Costume Designer and Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company. As Resident Costume Designer for New Chamber Ballet, her costumes have been seen in Cologne, Germany (2013), Bramante’s Tempietto in Rome, Italy (presented by the American Academy 2016), and Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City, Guatemala (2016). Select design credits include: Cannibal Galaxy (The New Ohio 2018),Platonov (The New Ohio 2018), A Deal (Ensemble Studio Theatre 2017), King Stag (The New School 2017), Long Before Afterward (Susan Vencl at Martha Graham Studios 2016), Still and Still Moving (Gibney Dance Company 2015), American Dance Festival 2017: New works with Greg Dolbashian, Shea Kuebler, Costume Coordinator Lucinda Childs, Honky (Urban Stages 2013). She has also desgined for Marymount Manhattan College Dance Department and Theatre Arts, The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Stella Adler Studio, and AMDA College and Conservatory. 

Ian Wehrle

Sound Design

Ian Werhle 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);  "A Room Of My Own" and "Hellman V. McCarthy" (Abingdon Theatre Co.); et. al. various works (Columbia Stages & NYFA); Credits at Food Network, MTV, and PBS.

Skip Kennon

Composer

Skip Kennon is delighted to be back at the Storm Theatre as composer for this new production of The Shoemaker's Holiday, and working with Peter Dobbins again, having worked on Storm's 2005 production. Skip's score for the musical The Last Starfighter (with book by Fred Landau) made it debut at the Storm in 2004, before being seen all over the US, most recently at the Seattle-area SecondStory Repertory for a hit three-week run last summer.  (The family version will debut this summer in Annapolis, MD.)  Skip was thrilled to have taught the introductory year at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop for 20 years, coordinating the whole workshop for ten of those years. More info on Skip's theater and film/DVD writing is in his bio on IMDB.

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