July 5-7, 2013
New Theatre presents its Miami 1-Acts Festival (M1A). Now in its second year, a festival of 16 one act plays to help
raise much needed funds to help New Theatre continue to produce plays that stimulate, provoke, challenge, and entertain
our multicultural South Florida community.
Featuring over 75 artists who volunteer their time to make the event a great success!
Program A: Friday, July 5 @ 8 pm & Sunday, July 7 @ 5:30 pm
(in no specific order)
- Chapter 1. The Adventure Begins by Frannie Nejako, Directed by Kenya Anthony-Moore
- A Kiss Between Friends by Brian Cohen, Directed by Jerry K. Jensen
- He Always Cheats by Juan C. Sanchez, Directed by Will Cabrera
- Power Of Laughter by Ruben R. Diaz, Directed by Ricky J. Martinez
- Make Up Sex by Will Cabrera, Directed by Francisco Martinez
- Ask Me Anything by Philip Middleton Williams, Directed by William Roudebush
- Ben's Key by Ken Kurtz, Directed by David Victor
- Life Imitates Art by Michael Leeds & Marj O'Neill-Butler, Directed by Stephanie Sandoval
Program B: Saturday, July 6 @ 8 pm & Sunday, July 7 @ 1 pm
(in no specific order)
- Full Circle by Catherine Bush, Directed by Wayne E. Robinson, Jr.
- 75 Cents by David Victor, Directed by Steven A. Chambers
- MIA: Westchester by Renier J. Murillo, Directed by Kimberly Polewski
- Northbound and Down by Todd Caster, Directed by Ruben R. Diaz
- Priceless by David Caudle, Directed by Stephen S. Neal
- Interview by Jonathan Rose, Directed by Stephanie Rodriguez
- Stand Down by Ricky J. Martinez, Directed by Eileen Suarez
- La Migra Taco Truck by Raquel Almazán, Directed by Mimi Davila
Chris Alfonso * Melissa Almaguer * Harold Clinton Archambault * Curtis Belz * Hayley Bruce
Javier Cabrera * Will Cabrera * Hannah Citrin * Sonia Cordoves * Rich Denis * Jerrod Everett
Samantha Gonzalez * Jordan Hale * Lucas Hood * Glenn Hutchinson * Jerry K. Jensen * Joel Kolker
James Lanners * Noah Levine * Michael Leyte-Vidal * Ivan Lopez * Marlene Marcos * Joanne Marsic
Francisco Martinez * Stephen McIntyre * Anthony Mediavilla * Bryan Montoya * Ann Marie Olson
Evelyn Perez * Sara Perry * Adrian Quintero * Rosie Ramos * Xander Rey * Lory Reyes * Rafael Rincones
Arturo Sierra * Alisha Todd * Freddy Valles * Vania Vieta * Jessica Marion Welch * R. Kent Wilson
Additional contributions are welcomed and appreciated.
Happy Hour will commence one hour prior to curtain with
beer for a donation of $2.50 and sangria for $4.00
Christopher Alfonso (actor) is stoked to be working again with New Theater. He is a Graduate from Miami-Dade College and is planning on transferring to University of Florida to attain his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater. South Florida credits include Wild Party (Roxy/New Theater), Jailbait and Mistakes That Madeline Made at Miami-Dade College. TV credits include Magic City on STARZ. He also appeared in the movie “Pain and Gain” featuring Dwayne Johnson and Mark Walberg.
Raquel Almazán (playwright) is a Writer/Performer, holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from U of F. /M.F.A Columbia Playwriting Candidate. Selected plays include: La Migra Taco Truck (Theatre Row) La Paloma Prisoner (La Mama, The Lark, INTAR and Labyrinth Theatre Company, WPIC Stockholm). The Hopefulness (Theatre Row Reading-Rising Circle Theatre Company, Teatro Iati) Porning the Planet (Dixon Place). Artistic Director of La Lucha Arts Group dedicated to her new works. www.raquelalmazan.com
Melissa Almaguer is an actress, director, educator and Co-Creative Director of White Rose Miami. Acting since 12, she connects to the world around her through performance and hopes to continue exploring the depths of creativity and storytelling. Favorite roles include: Michal Pillowman; Catherine Proof; Willow Willow, Polly So My Grandmother Died.
Kenya Anthony-Moore (director) is 19 years old and attends Miami-Dade College. She is more than thrilled to be directing Frannie Nejako's Chapter 1: The Adventure Begins in the Miami One-Acts Festival. She extends many thank you's to New Theatre for this opportunity. She would like to thank God, her actors, Jerrod Everett and Samantha Gonzalez for their dedication and friendship, Frannie for sharing her work, and her family and friends for their love and all the good times!
Clinton Archambault (actor) is thrilled to be working again with the New Theatre, and very talented cast and crew of La Migra Taco Truck. Recent Film credits include Professor Cole Parrish in Summoning, Richard Morris in Mind Balance and The Rabbit in Frank & The Rabbit where he won The Best Actor Award for The 48 Hr. Film Project. He was recently seen on Stage as George in Til the End at The New Theatre, Warren in The Mystery of Attraction and Leo Davis in Fathers and Other Strangers. He has studied with William Esper and at The Juilliard School in NYC.
Hayley Bruce (actor) is glad you're here. She hails from the small coastal town of Vero Beach, FL. A recent graduate of New World School of the Arts' B.F.A. Program, Hayley is beyond excited to be making her New Theatre debut. She would like to thank Jesus Christ, her family, and Ricky.
Todd Caster (playwright) is a published and produced local playwright. His most notable works include Broken Angels and Stranded on the Isle of Few. His play From Across a Crowded Room was staged at New Theatre's Miami 1-Acts Winter Session 2012. Todd co-founded Theatre Arts Group and The Palm Beach PlayMakers.
Steven A. Chambers (director) is Literary Manager at New Theatre. An actor, director, stage manager and some-time designer, Steven received his B.A. in Theatre from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is happy to be part of this incredibly talented group of artists donating their time to support New Theatre through M1A!
Hannah Citrin (actor) is mega jazzed to be joining New Theater again for this summer's 1-Acts! Hannah is an FSU and New World High School alumni and is currently an instructor/director at Miami Children's Theater. She was last seen in Key West Fringe's production of Seminar by Theresa Rebeck. Mad love to Ricky, Eileen, the cast, her fam and Mike.
Brian Cohen (playwright) Brian is a native of Miami. After obtaining degrees in Business and working as a marketing manager for several years, he has transitioned toward helping tell stories on screen and stage. Brian would like to thank G-d for unconditional love and inspiration and family and friends for their unrelenting support.
Sonia Cordoves (actor) has recently appeared in Madame Karmura and Laca at the Roxy Performing Arts Center. She has acted in a 3-minute infomercial and does stand-up comedy. Sonia is excited to be performing again in the Miami 1-Acts Festival.
Rich Denis (actor) A graduate of the William Esper Studio in New York, Rich Denis is excited to be appearing in his second Miami 1-Acts Festival. Throughout 10 years in New York, Rich had recurring roles on CBS's Guiding Light and As the World Turns and starred in various short films, commercials and theatrical productions. His favorite roles include Nick from Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf and Owen Musser in The Foreigner.
Ruben R. Diaz (director) For three years Ruben R. Diaz has worn many hats in his role as graphic designer and assistant stage manager for New Theatre, covering nearly every aspect of a production. He is excited to be back as a director and debuting as a playwright for Miami 1-Acts Festival.
Jerrod Everett (actor is 18 years old and will be attending Syracuse University for Musical Theatre. He has appeared in over 30 productions with Miami Children's Theatre, recently appearing in The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Violet (Flick), Gypsy (Herbie), Songs For A New World, Cinderella (Prince Christopher), Les Miserables (Javert). He would like to thank God, his Family and friends, his Co-star Samantha Gonzalez, his director, Kenya Anthony-Moore, and the New Theatre Family. "There no such thing as a stupid question. Just stupid people."
Samantha Gonzalez is thrilled to be a part of the Miami One Act Festival in Frannie Nejako's Chapter 1: The Adventure Begins. Some of Samantha's favorite performances include Fabiana in Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Jack's Mother in Into The Woods, and Grace in Cinderella. Samantha would like to thank Kenya for allowing her this tremendous opportunity, her dear cast member and friend Jerrod, the good people of New Theatre, and her friends and family for their constant love and support.
Jordan Hale (actor) is a recent graduate of the Actor's Express Intern Company in Atlanta. Jordan has recently assisted at City Theatre. He is pleased to play the role of Martin in this production. And would like to thank everyone involved and the audience for giving our art purpose.
Lucas Hood (actor) is a BFA performance senior at FIU. He stepped on stage as Riff Raff in a shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and never looked back. This is the second Miami 1-Acts he has participated in and is excited to share a stage with such talent.
Glenn Hutchinson (actor) moved to Miami last year from North Carolina. He writes plays, and one of his favorite acting roles was Elwood in JCAT's production of Harvey last year. Glenn teaches writing at FIU.
Jerry Jensen (director, actor) completed his second season as Production Stage Manager at New Theatre. Jerry directed Saving the Swanford as part of NT's Miami Stories and Passing Through and From Across a Crowded Room at previous Miami 1-Acts. At other Florida theaters, he's directed The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, My Fair Lady, All The Great Books, 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter's Night, The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, Private Lives and Rumors.
Joel Kolker (actor) has been performing on South Florida stages for many years, most recently as Shelly Levene in Glengarry, Glenross, Willie Clark in Sunshine Boys and Oscar in The Odd Couple, as well as on TV in Miami Vice and Que Pasa, USA and on film in Cape Fear.
Ivan Lopez is the co-Creative Director of White Rose Miami. He has been seen recently as Katurian in The Pillowman (WRM) and as Felix in Bird in the Hand (New Theatre). He is currently in pre-production on a short film, The Position. Ivan is an adjunct professor at Florida International University and has an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory. Next for him is WRM's Miami Time II, July 19 & 20 at PAX Miami – whiterosemiami.com.
Marlene Marcos (actor) earned her B.F.A. in Theatre from Florida International University and is a National Society of Arts & Letters Acting Award Recipient. She has been working as a professional actress, appearing in numerous plays, national commercials, film and TV programs both in English and in Spanish. Her most recent professional credits include appearing in national commercials for Walmart, Volvo, Walgreens, Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Starz' Magic City; Celia: The Queen, a documentary on Celia Cruz, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival; Mi Adorada Malena, the first interactive Spanish Novela for Univision; and print ads for PlayStation. Additionally Marlene has taught adults and children improv, acting and public speaking skills.
Joanne Marsic (actor) is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. She has played a variety of character roles in South Florida and throughout the North and Southeast. She is happy to be working with Ken and David for the first time, and her partner Joel, once again.
Francisco J. Martinez (director, actor) is currently studying theatre at MDC Kendall campus. This is my first time participating in Miami-1Acts but I'm glad I got the opportunity to work with New Theatre again. I directed Will Cabrera's Make-Up Sex and I play Tuk in Full Circle. Enjoy!
Ricky J. Martinez (playwright, director) is a Miami-born Cuban-American proudly residing and working in South Florida. Schooled at the New World School of the Arts, he studied with Jorge C. Guerra, Richard Armstrong, Lee Michael Cohen, Richard Janaro, Carol Cadby and Clay James. His acting credits include roles in West Side Story, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Chorus Line, J & J's Wedding, Lenin's Omelet, 4 Guys Named Jose, The King and I, Steel Pier, Don Quixote in Miami, Isadora Libre, Something Cloudy... Something Clear, Bent, Marat... de
Sade, Cries and Whispers, The Balcony, Balm in Gilead at Creative Arts, Broward Stage Door, Miami Light Project, Dreamers Theatre, Actors' Playhouse, Cuban-American Rep, Jugerknot, Off Broadway at HERE, Horizon's Rep, Akropolis Acting Company and Acme. In addition, he has appeared in King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Twelfth Night, On the Verge and Clarence Darrow's Last Trial, all at New Theatre.
Stephen McIntyre (actor)
has a degree in mass communication from UNC Asheville. He has been in over 30 productions including plays, films, and musicals. Stephen also welds and sculpts steel and ceramic. Please visit his sculpture website: stephenmcintyre.artspan.com
Bryan Montoya (actor)Currently a sophomore at Columbia College Chicago, Bryan is studying Film Direction & Lighting Design. He was born and raised in Miami, and is so pumped to be on stage with New Theatre for the first time. Thanks to Eileen, Ricky J, Ev, and the WolfPack!
Frannie Nejako (playwright) is a junior at James Madison University studying Theatre and Media Arts & Design. In the past few years, she has been a playwright, director, actor, publicist, and dramaturg. She would like to thank Ricky J., her family and friends for their constant motivation and support.
Ann Marie Olson (actor) is ecstatic to return to New Theatre where she last portrayed Greek mythology's Queen Hecuba in Women of Fire and Blood. You can catch her later this year in The Sound of Music (Wick Theatre) and Parade (Slow Burn Theatre). Muchos gracias to Eileen, Steven and Ricky!
Sara Perry (actor) earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. After graduating, she performed in various touring productions. Some favorites include TOMMY the Musical, Grease, 42nd Street, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular New York. Currently, Sara works professionally as a choreographer and musical director throughout the South Florida area.
Kimberly Polewski (director) teaches and directs at Olympic Heights as well as Showtime Theatre in Boca Raton. She has recently directed The Drowsy Chaperone, In the Heights, Picnic, and Lost in Yonkers which she was fortunate enough to tour to the Tampa Theatre. She'd like to thank Ricky, Steven, and her cast for such a great experience!
Lory Reyes (actor)Enjoying her first one act play series, a few of Lory Reyes' favorite roles are M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Sister Aloysius in Doubt and Reverend Mother in Nunsense. As a former dancer/choreographer, she has many miles on her dance shoes from Damn Yankees, Guys & Dolls and many others.
Rafael "Raffa" Rincones (actor) After high school Raffa entered into the University Quindio where he studied and earned his degree in the School of Dramatic Arts. He relocated to the United States and continued to study his craft and looked for any opportunity to get in front of the camera. During the shooting of a short film for his church he met Carlos Rojas (one of managing partners of Universal Casting). Carlos saw great potential in Raffa – his work ethic and ease both in front and behind the camera. It was just a natural fit when he joined the Universal team. He is now one of the lead casting associates where he brings a unique blend of an actor's interpretation and a director's perspective. He is a calming force to the talent and gives helpful incite on how to make the most out of an audition.
William Roudebush (director) has been directing for over thirty years at such theatres as: Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, The GeVa Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, The BoarsHead Theatre, the Miami and Palm Beach Opera Guilss and many others. Bill is currently a Theatre faculty member at the University of Miami.
Stephanie Sandoval (director) is excited to be returning to New Theatre for their 1-Act Festival. She is a recent graduate from FIU Theatre's BFA Performance program. Upon graduating she has been directing a full-length production for the Alternative Theatre Festival at FIU, and is beyond grateful for the continued encouragement and support that New Theatre has provided. Enjoy.
Eileen Suarez (director) Miami-born and bred, Eileen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, with an emphasis in stage management, from Florida State University. After graduation, in 1996, she joined the New Theatre staff, first as stage manager and box office manager, then as production manager and director of operations, later going on to become New Theatre's first Managing Director in 1998. In her capacity as New Theatre's "second in command", Eileen oversees all the fiscal, managerial, administrative, and staffing aspects of New Theatre. Most significantly, Eileen shepherded the company in its challenging transition from its two former locations.
Alisha Todd (actor) is excited to be participating in the Miami One-Acts Festival. Recent appearances include Side Show and Wedding Singer with Slow Burn Theatre Company. Favorite credits include Peggy Jones - The Andrews Brothers, Juliet - Romeo & Juliet, and Gloria Upson - Mame. Thanks to Erik, Mom & Jack for believing in her.
David Victor (playwright, director) is a writer, actor, director and broadcaster. Dave's full-length plays have had readings at Caldwell Theatre, Actors' Playhouse, Mosaic Theatre and Hollywood Playhouse. His short film, A Much Too Open House won its category at the 2005 FLIFF, Best in Show at the 2006 GCFF (near St. Augustine) and can be seen on YouTube.
Philip Middleton Williams (playwright) Author of The Hunter, Dark Twist, and The Purer, Brighter Years, as well as a number of short plays and novels. Can't Live Without You, a two-act romantic comedy, premiered off-Broadway at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in January 2008. He is a recovering high school drama teacher.
R. Kent Wilson (actor) is happy to be back at New Theatre for the Miami 1-Acts. He has done sound design for Educating Rita, Agnes of God, and Bird In The Hand. His favorite acting jobs include Ain't Misbehavin', A Little Night Music, The Pirates of Penzance, and Romeo and Juliet.