Our World Premiere @The Lion ON thEATRE Row, nYC
November 13-December 6, 2015
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Mindy Cooper (Director): Mindy Cooper has Directed, Choreographed and Performed on Broadway and Off-Broadway in Chicago (Original Revival), Titanic (Original Cast), Dracula -The Musical, 50 Shades-The Musical Parody, Soul Doctor, Wrong Mountain, Five Course Love, Beauty And The Beast, Song & Dance, andTenderloin, as well as TV’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Her passion for new works has led to directing Being Seen (FringeNYC), Social Life The Musical (Industry Reading), American Monkey (American Premiere. Industry Reading), The Thing About Time (CapitolRep’s Next Act New Play Summit), The Gospel According To Tammy Faye, Mars/Venus Live (National Tour), Still Will Be Heard (commissioned by Peak Performances) Deployed (NYMF), and at Town Hall NYC- Music In The Night- A Tribute To Jerome Kern, Broadway By The Year 1937, Broadway By The Year 1972and Broadway By The Year Musicals of 1916-1940. With Steinway Recording Artist Lara Downes, she has Directed/Created the West Coast Premiere of the Opera The Magic Fish, and the Multi-Media works Long Time Coming and Exiles Cafe. Her extensive regional work as a Director has won 10 Bay Area Theater Critics Awards. Upcoming- Mars/Venus Live (Off Broadway, Oct 2015), Carnival of the Animals (Mondavi Center, Spring 2016).
Clyde Baldo (Joseph Lanza): is an actor, director, psychotherapist, acting coach, monologue writer and photographer. Clyde has been in over 50 plays, 30 films, 16 commercials and 5 TV Network spots. He has also directed 16 plays in NYC. His play, Glimpses, which is 25 of his monologues performed by 25 actors, was first performed at Arclight Theatre in July of 2010. Subsequently, it has been performed twice in Rio de Janeiro in Portuguese. Mr. Baldo has been brought to Rio 3 times to teach his acting/personal transformation workshop. He is a proud member of The Amoralist Theater Company. Mr. Baldo has developed, appeared in and directed three prior presentations of The Eternal Space.
Matthew Pilieci (Paul Abbot): is the Co-Founder and former Associate Artistic Director of The Amoralists Theater Company. He is a graduate and company member of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and has been working in theater and film for the past 13 years. Recent credits include Through The Yellow Hour (Rattlestick Theater), and Hotel Motel (The Amoralists). Mr. Pilieci has developed and appeared in three prior presentations of The Eternal Space.
Ian McDonald (Understudy/Assistant Stage Manager): A native New Yorker, Ian has spent the better part of the past three decades as an actor on both stage and film. Notable performances include Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, the sinister William Reach in Down The Road, The Baker in Into The Woods, and Ed Reiss in the Off-Broadway Revival of Torch Song Trilogy. As well as acting in countless plays, he has appeared on television on Law & Order: SVU, Believe, and The Good Wife. Ian’s talents are not limited to acting, as he is also a theatrical electrician, carpenter, set and lighting designer, and Technical Director for community, regional, and Off-Broadway theatres. Visit him online at www.ianmcdonald-actor.com
Rome Brown (Production Manager): has been working as a stage manager, lighting designer and technical director in New York since 2004. Recent credits include "Canterbury Tales Remixed" (NY Times Critics Pick) at the SoHo Playhouse, "Tico Tales", "Hollow", and "A Christmas Carol" at The Players Theatre, "The Old Man And The Old Moon" (NY Times Critics Pick) at The Gym at Judson "By Proxy" and "Glimpses" at The Arclight Theater, and "Some Girls" at the Sargent Theater. He is currently the Technical Director of the SoHo Playhouse and The Players Theatre. Mr. Brown served as technical director for three developmental readings of The Eternal Space.
Jason Sherwood (Scenic Design): is a New York-based production designer for plays, musicals, opera, fashion, and live events. He is the 2013 LiveDesign Magazine "Designer to Watch," and a Suzi Bass Award Nominee. Upcoming: PAINT YOUR WAGON (dir: David Armstrong) at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre; the world premiere musical CAKE OFF (dir: Joe Calarco) at Signature Theatre (DC); SILENCE! The Musical (dir: Alan Paul) at Studio Theatre (DC); the world premiere play NAKED INFLUENCE at Capital Repertory Theatre, among others. Recent Designs: JASPER IN DEADLAND (dir: Brandon Ivie) at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre; THE CIRCUS IN WINTER (world premiere, dir: Joe Calarco) at Goodspeed; THE CA LYONS PROJECTS (world premiere, dir: Kent Gash) at the Alliance Theatre; CHOIR BOY (dir: Kent Gash) at Studio Theatre (DC); NATIONAL PASTIME and COMPANY (dir: Hunter Foster) at Bucks County Playhouse; the Drama Desk Award-winning world premiere production of THE MYSTERIES at the Flea Theare, written by 48 playwrights, directed by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar. Design work for fashion and events includes runway shows in the tents at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Monique Lhuillier with designer Andrew Ondrejcak, large-scale build-outs for Details Magazine at Lincoln Center and Cedar Lake Dance Center, and the 20th Anniversary Gala event at the Two River Theatre. Associate/assistant design work includes plays and musicals for Broadway, Second Stage, Signature Theatre (NY), the Public, the New Group, Two River Theater, Denver Theatre Center, the Alliance Theatre, the Alley Theatre, South Coast Rep, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, and NBC television, among others. Jason graduated with honors from New York University.
Brad Peterson (Projection Design): is a video and projection designer based in New York City. Recent work includes Fish in the Dark (Broadway); Carousel (Stratford Festival); Labyrinth: Room No. 35 (VIA/BMP/Krannert); Soul Doctor (Off-Broadway); Encounter (BMMF, NCPA - Beijing); This Takes Place Close By (thingNY); The Wiz (Maltz Jupiter); On The Town (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); The Little Mermaid (NC Theater); Big Fish and Oswald (Casa Manaña); The Mountaintop (Gulfshore Playhouse); The Qualification of Douglas Evans, Enter at Forrest Lawn, and The Cheater’s Club (The Amoralists); Broadway Bares 23/24/25 (BC/EFA); KISS SOLO and Timelining (Gerard + Kelly); Here Be Sirens (Morningside Opera). Other projects include An American in Paris (Assoc., Broadway); Little Dancer (Assoc., Kennedy Center); First Date (Assoc., Broadway). Upcoming work includes The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Stratford Festival), Empire: A New Musical (McCoy-Rigby/La Mirada). Brad is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a proud member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829. www.bradpetersondesign.com
Zach Blane (Lighting Design): (Selected credits) Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, Suicide Incorporated (Roundabout Theatre Company); Soul Doctor (Off-Broadway) Would You Love Me If (Off-Broadway); Sommerfugl (4th Street Theatre, NYC); Sex of the Baby (Access); I Am My Own Wife (RePOP); LUNGS, Zero Hour (Barrington Stage Company, Massachusetts); Ain't Misbehavin', Vanya...Spike, Deathtrap, Chapter 2 (Bucks County Playhouse); The UnCivil War (Adirondack Theatre Company); Ragtime (The Strand Theatre, Boston); CONNED (City Theatre, Detroit); West Side Story, Evita, Plaza Suite (Engeman Theater); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Will Rogers Center, Texas); Norwegian Cruise Lines (Fleet-wide Lighting Designer). Named "Designer to Watch" by Live Design Magazine 2011.
Tristan Raines (Costume Design): OFF BROADWAY: Would You Still Love Me If (New World Stages) The Internationals (Origin Theater), Soul Doctor (Actor’s Temple), Stalking the Bogeyman(New World Stages), Bare(New World Stages), Tribes(Barrow Street Theatre), Murder in the First(59E59), Falling(Minetta Lane), AZAK, A Fable, Yosemite, Scarcity (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Bilbao Effect(Center for Architecture). OTHER NEW YORK: The House of Von Macramé (Bushwick Starr), Goldor and Mythyka (New Georges Theatre), Yank: The Musical(Old Globe Workshop), False Solutions (La MaMa), Eighty-Three Down(Hard Sparks), Gin Baby, Lake Water (IRT Theater), Carnival Kids, Keep Your Baggage With You (Lesser America), Gormanzee (Flea Theater). REGIONAL: Tribes (Centre Theatre Group-LA/La Jolla Playhouse), Book of Grace (Company One), Thieves (Rattlestick West), The Cottage, A Chorus Line (Engeman Theater), My Name is Rachel Corrie (New Rep of Boston), Lucia di Lammermoor(Huntington Theater/Opera), Ring Of Fire, I Do I Do, Baby (Infinity Theater). Henry Hewes Design Award and IT Award Nominee 2013 for House of Von Macramé. Education: BS: Northwest Missouri State University and Imperial Collage (London).
Jeremiah Rosenthal (Sound Designer): Bio coming soon!