Saturday, March 7, 2009

FOUR GORN CONCLUSIONS By Albi Gorn Opens April 16th At The Producers Club, 358 West 44th St, NYC

A man discovers his blind date has brought an unusual third party to their meeting.
Featuring: Katie Hyde Lewars, Scott Nath, Sergio Fuenzalida & Lauren Kelly

Katie Hyde Lewars (Joan) is a graduate of the acting program at NYU and spent the past 7 years in LA where she began her career acting in independent films, theater and commercials. Katie is thrilled to be back in New York and would like to thank her mentor and teacher George DiCenzo and sends all her love to her husband, Jack. Recent NY Theater credits include: A Memory a Monologue a Rant and a Prayer directed by Ashley Marinaccio and Casey Cleverly, For Pete's Sake directed by Robert Charles Gompers, Surfacing directed by Julia Martin.

Scott Nath (Paul) is an Iowa native who moved to New York five years ago. In NYC he has worked with Quality Meats, The Culture Project, Present Tense Theater Project, Prospect Theater and Mackwell Productions. He also had a brief appearance on Law & Order. Nationally, Scott has worked with the Intiman Theatre, Book-It Repertory, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Shakespeare Co, Arkansas Rep, Shenandoah Shakespeare and Theatre Memphis, among others. During daylight hours he is a senior site developer with NBC/Universal. More info:

Sergio Fuenzalida (Michael) has worked with director Mark Cirnigliaro in The Matador by Bill Holland and is thrilled to be collaborating with him once again in Double Date. Graduating from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, Sergio has worked nonstop on stages across Manhattan and Long Island performing in everything from dramas, comedies to musicals. Crazy L-O-V-E to Jessica and Alyssa. Thank GOD for theater!

Lauren Kelley (Randy) is pleased to be making her NYC debut in this one act play festival. Lauren is a recent transplant from L.A. where she was seen in Getting Out (Arlene), A Chorus Line (Judy), To Kill a Mocking Bird (Mayella), Importance of Being Earnest (Cecily), and Piece of My Heart (Leanne). Film credits with leading roles include: The Fiancé and Evil Ground and the upcoming NYC short film City of Love. Lauren has a degree from American Academy of Dramatic Arts and voice over training for commercial work. Lauren would like to thank family, friends and Freckles (her cat) for their phenomenal support.

What if our dreams really came true, could we deal with it? Two co-workers discover that they’ve been having the same dream.
Featuring: Namakula & Daniel Sabo

Daniel Sabo (Jeff) is thrilled to be a part of Four Gorn Conclusions. NY Theatre: Talk Thirty to Me, Clemenza and Tessio are Dead, Popcorn, Burn This, Taking Steps, Michael and the Wee Man, Idiot’s Delight, Othello and Romeo & Juliet. Film: This Charming Boy, Present Tense, and Accione. Daniel is also the creator, writer, and star of the upcoming Stepstone Media sitcom Spilt Milk. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY and Villanova University, and currently resides in Brooklyn with his lovely fiancĂ©e and their pet schnauzer doorstop. Daniel is grateful for the unwavering support of his family and friends. Much love to Esther, Mom, Dad, Tim, Grams & Gramps, and Aunt Liz.

Namakula (Marieke) is a Jamaican/Ugandan artist who accredits her love of performance, to her quirky, profound family roots-- (as a boy in Kampala, her father wanted to be a cowboy). After studying at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Namakula spent several years as a film editor, working with the likes of John Leguizamo & Spike Lee. In addition to, editing tv commercials while working as an actor & v/o artist in NYC, Miami, LA, Barcelona, & London. She also cultivated her comedy writing by performing stand-up in NYC, while management company Brillstein Grey shopped her spec sitcom scripts. Currently, you can see Namakula in two on-camera tv spots and in the short film Weekends In Brooklyn on the film festival circuit. Namakula is proud and excited to be a part of this one act series.

Frustrated by her husband’s continuing denials of having made hurtful remarks, a woman hires a court reporter to make a record of their next argument.
Featuring: Prudence Heyert, Greg Kalafatas & Clinton Faulkner

Prudence Heyert (Marlene) has appeared in numerous stage and film productions. She is proud to have worked with The Women’s Project on Suzan-Lori Park's 365 Days/365 Plays and their Corporate Carnival at the World Financial Center. At St. Ann’s Warehouse, Prudence played Kristin in Strindberg's A Dream Play. Her film credits include: In the Bag, which will be hitting the festival circuit this year, Neal Cassady, directed by Noah Buschel, and Liars, which won Best Comedic Feature in the Staten Island Film Festival 2008. Prudence’s film, Say That You Love Me, received the Silver Medal at the Park City Music and Film Festival and was an official selection at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. She can also be seen in M. Night Shyamalan's American Express commercial. Upcoming projects include a new play by Lisa Clair, Love Monster at Dixon Place.

Greg Kalafatas (Andy) is excited to be back performing in the city. Most recently, Greg appeared in regional productions of The Full Monty (Dave) and The Buddy Holly Story (Big Bopper). Other New York credits include: Hospitalization with the St. Jean's Players, Fata Morgana and Scotch & Poison with 2 Cities Productions, and A Twisted Carol, a modern twist on the classic story. Favorite regional credits include: Oklahoma! (Jud), Lend Me a Tenor (Tito) and Chicago (Amos). Greg would really like to thank the economic crisis. Without it, he'd still be stuck behind a desk from nine to five. Thanks, layoffs!!

Clinton Faulkner (Reese) has just completed a successful run of Leslie Lee's world premier, The Book of Lambert, where he played the lead role and received successful reviews in Backstage, The Fab Marguee, The New Yok Times, etc. Credits include: Manchild in the Promisedland, directed by the accomplished Wyn Handman in the role of Claude Brown-one-man show performed at the Abingdon theater, A Hazy Shade of Green performed at the Ensemble Studio Theater, and Valentine in William Shakespeare's Two Gentleman of Verona, with the Drilling Company in conjunction with the Shakespeare festival. Clinton wishes to thank all who show support, and a special thanks to my brother Clarence Paul, father and mother.

A delightful comedy about a man who seeks out his wife to ask for forgiveness.
Featuring: Barb Malley & Sheldon Stone

Barb Malley (Myrna), newly transported form the Long Island entertainment scene, is excited about having a role in one of Albi Gorn's works. She looks forward to having friends and relatives enjoy these four wonderful plays.

Sheldon Stone (Herman) is very happy to be part of this terrific play. He has appeared in over 70 shows, the most recent being Time Of Your Life at the Storm Theatre in New York. Favorite roles are Jonathan in Arsenic And Old Lace and King Henry II in The Lion In Winter. He has also completed the independent film Vital Signs and appears in a Webisode series titled This End Up. Sheldon thanks his family for their continued support.

Mark Cirnigliaro (Director) has been acting and directing in New York theatre and film for 9 years. He is a founding member of The Present Tense Theatre Project and sLAB. Mark was nominated for best Director at the Wonderland One Act Festival last year for Michael and the Wee Man by Bill Holland. His Short movie Zanzibar made him the only male director officially selected to present at Eve Enslers, UTVS V Day Film Festival. Mark is a graduate of the William Esper Studio. He would like to thank Albi for this great opportunity, Van, Mike, and his beautiful cast for their hard work and dedication and finally Julie for showing him life is beautiful.

Albi Gorn (Playwright) Albi's one-act plays Verbatim and It's About Forgiveness have won national playwriting competitions in LA, Iowa, Connecticut, and NYC. His full-lengths Hello, I Must Be Going and To Know Him also won national contests and were produced in Ft. Myers and Cleveland, respectively. Short plays Double Date, Dearth of a Salesman and You Don't Know Me have all been presented at the TANYS Festival. Double Date went on to place second at the ESTA Festival. It's About Forgiveness won the Strawberry One-Act Festival in the winter of 2006, was runner-up at ESTA in the original play category last spring, and was produced in England this past September.

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