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2 by Tennessee Williams: Two of Tennessee Williams' finest one-act plays, performed in a single evening.

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Cast & Crew

 

Kim Garfunkel, LeadKathryn Luce Garfunkel (Flora)

Kathryn has an affinity for and a resemblance to the female characters of Tennessee Williams and William Inge. Her portrayal of the character Willie in a stage version of This Property Is Condemned was overwhelming in its sensitivity and appeal. Over a dozen other theatre credits include The Fantastiks, Company, Twelfth Night, and Suddenly Last Summer (with Joan Copeland).

A native of Minnesota, Kathryn is a skilled actor and vocalist as well as an accomplished jazz and ballet dancer. She has also appeared in film and on television. Her screen appearances include the films Jack of All Trades, Mrs. Mortimer’s Gift, and Punitive Articles. She also has several television productions to her credit, notably as the host of ABC Television’s “In Concert”, Disney Channel’s “Art Garfunkel Across America” and MTV’s Dance Video, among others.

Kathryn’s soprano vocal accomplishments are numerous. Her concert performances as a solo artist include cabaret acts at Birdland, Guild Hall, and Steve McGraw’s “Triad”. She has toured the world with her husband Art, performing with him as a co-vocalist at the White House, and as a back-up vocalist at Carnegie Hall, Buckingham Palace, and the London Palladium to name a few.

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Judy Jerome 

Judy Jerome (Myrtle)

Judy is a native New Yorker. She is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, and proud member of the unions Actor’s Equity and SAG/AFTRA. She recently performed in the staged reading of the new play, Church and State by Jason Odell Williams at The Cell Theater. You can see her in the award winning indie film, “Cost Of A Soul,” available on Amazon. Favorite roles: Lisa in “Collected Stories, Lori in Baltimore in Black and White, and Lady Booby in Joseph Andrews. She is excited to be co creator of the tv series in development, Tick Tock. Check out ticktockseries.com to find out more! 
  

  


Mike Keller

Mike Keller (Jake, Chicken)

Mike Keller was last seen at Hartford Stage in Christopher Shinn's play An Opening in Time, and as "Carl" in It's Just Sex at The Actor's Temple.  Other NY stage credits include, Godforsaken by Lyle Kessler, and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, as "Coyote."  TV credits: Daredevil, Unforgettable, Mysteries of Laura, 30 Rock.  Film: Girl Most Likely, Body, How to be a Man.

 


Alexis Cruz

Alexis Cruz (Silva Vicarro, Lot)

Alexis Cruz is an actor, writer, director, and producer. He has starred in “The Old Man and the Sea” with Anthony Quinn, “The Streets of Laredo” with Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, HBO’s “P.O.W.E.R.: The Eddie Matos Story” & “Grand Avenue”, as well as "Stargate" with Kurt Russell and James Spader; later recurring on the hit Sy-Fy show, "Stargate SG-1" as Skaara. He was also the angel Raphael on CBS' "Touched By An Angel" with Roma Downey and Della Reese, and Martin Allende on CBS’ “Shark” with James Woods. Alexis has also appeared in “Castle” with Nathan Fillion, Gregory Nava’s “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” With Larenz Tate, Sam Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell", and Adult Swim’s “Eagleheart”.

In addition to his film and television credits, Alexis Cruz is the President and Creative Director of The Mythmaker Group, an IP Development company. Alexis has recently narrated and produced the audiobook series “The Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles” for Amazon, and is the creator of the Graphic Novel series, "The Unprofessionals: A Sociopathic Bromance".

     


Creative Team

Roy Nevans (Executive Producer)

Roy has produced on Broadway and for television in New York City, Los Angeles, and London. On Broadway he produced Robert Anderson's Solitaire- Double Solitaire, and he and his then partner, Gil Cates, took that show to the Edinburgh Festitval where they gave a Royal performance. He built, and was the original owner, of the Sullivan Street Playhouse where the Fantasticks ran for more than 42 years. Jose Quintero directed Gandhi for Roy and that show introduced David Selby and brought Jack MacGowran to the American stage from the Abbey Theater in Dublin. Roy worked for more than a year with Richard Rodgers on the only show that Rodgers ever wrote the words to, in addition to the music, No Strings. Unfortunately, Rodgers died before his and Roy’s joint production No Strings could reopen on Broadway, thus, its Broadway return did not happen. Last year Roy, together with John Lant, produced "Fabulous, The Queen of Musical Comedies" which ran for 150 performances in New York City, off Broadway. In London, Roy produced 26 episodes of Jukebox with Twiggy hosting and another 13 episodes in Los Angeles, which was hosted by Britt Ekland. He produced the television series The Roots of Rock and Roll, which was made part of the permanent collection of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. The 2 British hours, which Roy produced in London were hosted by Elton John and Rod Stewart, with the other 4 hours produced in New York hosted by Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Neil Sedaka, and the Doobie Brothers. In the US, his television distributors, before he moved back to the USA from London, were American International Pictures and 20th Century Fox. He has a litany of additional television shows among his credits.

John Lant (Producer)

John is a 35+year veteran in the entertainment industry and has been involved in over five hundred television, film, and theatrical productions as a creative entity and/or production manager. He currently lives in New York, works at Carnegie Hall, and out of producing offices here and in LA. John professionally apprenticed at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, and in New York with the Lincoln Center, Julliard, Circle Rep, Circle in the Square, WPA, Hudson Guild, LOOM and Ensemble Studio Theatre. National tours include Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Singin' in the Rain, One Mo' Time, Gypsy, The Three Musketeers, Connecticut Ballet, and Aeros. He has worked with such musical touring artists as Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and The Beach Boys. An award-winning producer, director, lighting and set designer, his productions at Cal Arts, The Odyssey, Ivy Substation, Ricardo Montalban, Powerhouse, Glendale Center, Hollywood Playhouse, Long Beach Playhouse, the Jewel Box Theatres, and Write Act Repertory, garnered DramaLogue Awards, Diamond Awards, NAACP Awards, LA Weekly Awards, with Garland, ADA, Ethel Casey nominations and LA Weekly and Backstage Picks of the Week/Recommends, including World Premiere LA Times Recommended Pilgrim (Associate Prod). Other notable ventures include XM Radio’s #1 Rated Radio Theatre Show New Frequency-Theatre of the Mind (Executive Producer – 50 Live Shows), Symphology and Carrot Talk (TV Pilots - Director), Interlochen (Resident Lighting Designer – 2 years), Bakersfield Musical Theatre Camp (Executive / Director – 7 years), 3-time DramaLogue winner Out On a Whim; Best Direction, Actress, and Musical Direction (Producer), DramaLogue winners Hunchback of Notre Dame (Lighting Designer), Modigliani; Choreography (Director), NAACP Winner Reap the Whirlwind and Blues on Central Avenue (Producer), West Coast Premieres of Kafka’s The Trial (Producer of Ovation nominated Set Design), Wallace Shaw’s The Fever, Theresa Rebeck’s Loose Knit (Producer), Picks Penis Monologues (Producer- 6 month sold-out run). Film and TV work include Army of Darkness, The Hard Way, Year of the Dragon, King of New York, TV Emmy winner The Washing Machine Man, Sundance Finalist Moment of Gracie (Producer), Upside Down, Rightside Up (Feature Film – Producer), Power Rangers (Coordinator), Renegade, Fallen Angels, Mike Hammer, and the CBS Radford Directing Workshop 2-year program under Howard Storm. John received the California Service Award from the State Legislature for his Community Outreach and Service to the Arts in 2000 and 2001, additionally the 2008 and 2009 California Legislative Award for Excellence and Recognition in Honor for Dedication to Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence through the Arts for Write Act Repertory. John lives with writer Joan M. Kessler and their carousel of theatrical house-guests and recently produced the 150 performance run of Fabulous! The Queen of Musical Comedies, with Roy Nevans, currently under contract for theatrical licensing. John's last two musicals, Renewal and Pillars of New York, with collaborators Michael Antin, Jim Blanchette, Rob Bowers and Lou Vitacco, garnered seven nominations and one win at the 2016 Los Angeles Valley Theatre League Awards.

Marilyn Fried (Director)

Marilyn Fried, Director:  Miss Fried has worked extensively in film theatre and TV. She has traveled abroad doing acting workshops in Italy, France, Germany and Spain.  She has worked on many Academy Award winning films including "Something's Gotta Give," "Reds," "Marvin's Room," "Godfather I, II and III," and "Prizzie's Honor."   Other films include "Hannah and her Sisters," "Broadway Danny Rose,"  "Purple Rose of Cairo,"  "Radio Days,"  "Star Wars,"  "Hester Street," (nominated for an Academy Award, "Titanic," (Academy Award Winner),  "Usual Suspects," "Ballard of Little Jo" (receiving an Independent Film Makers Award), "Annie Hall" (Academy Award Winner), "Baby Boom,"  "First Wives Club,"  "Looking for Mr. Goodbar",  "Goriilas In The Mist," "Goodfellas," and "Silence of the Lambs" (Academy Award Winner).  She has worked on numerous Broadway Shows including "That Championship Season," and has directed any number of plays including Tennessee Williams', "Suddenly Last Summer,"  "In White America," "HillBilly Women" and "Under Milk Wood".   Her television credits include "Roseanne,"  "Law and Order," and  "Late Night with Conan O'Brien".  She became a member of the Actors Studio under the leadership of the late Lee Strasberg.

Liz Stearns (Associate Director)

Liz has acted and worked in the theater on, off and off-off-Broadway as well as in film and television. She last appeared as Mrs. Holly in Suddenly Last Summer with Joan Copeland in a production directed by Marilyn Fried. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Passion of Dracula written by Bob Hall and David Richmond, the Signature Theater’s production of Night Seasons, directed by Horton Foote with Hallie Foote and Jean Stapleton, and the original Off-Broadway production at the Cherry Lane Theater of David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago with Peter Reigert and F. Murray Abraham. She worked with Ellis Rabb and Rosemary Harris in the Association of Producing Artists, trained with Eva Le Gallienne, production stage managed an evening with Eddie Dowling at the John Drew Theater in East Hampton, and became a member of the Actors Studio under the direction of the late Lee Strasberg, Arthur Penn and Elia Kazan. Her docu-drama was produced at Long Wharf, and her new play West Palm is ready now for production. She is a Harvard graduate and recently received a masters in psychoanalysis from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis-New York.

Christine De Lisle, (Associate Producer)

Christine is a producer, (Psycho Therapy, Cherry Lane Theatre), actor and writer. She has produced and written PSA's for several charitable organizations, working with celebrities such as Katharine Hepburn, Jessye Norman, Rita Moreno, Charles Grodin, Michael O’Keefe, Lee Grant and Lauren Hutton. As an actor, she has portrayed Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate" on regional stage. Her TV credits include starring roles in two Aaron Spelling movies of the week and numerous guest-starring roles in network television series. She has appeared as a spokesperson in over 70 national commercials. Her charitable work includes support for the USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Association for Community Employment (ACE) and the Central Park Conservancy. Christine is delighted to be on the producing team for “2 By Tennessee Williams”.

Technical Team

John B. Forbes - Lighting Designer

Hunter Dowell - Costume Designer

Tim Secrest - Lighting Design Associate

Samantha Figueira - Set and Scenic Design Associate

Jessica Davison - Sound Design Associate

Jennifer Davison - Sound Design Associate

Set Designer: Megan Parker

Costume Designer: Hunter Dowell 

Liz A. Howell - Stage Manager

Krista Swan - Stage Manager

Marketing & Promotions: SKS Theatrical

Publicity: Sunpro, Inc.

  

Written by Tennessee Williams,
Produced by Roy Nevans and John Lant in association with Edmund Gaynes