Cast Biographies (cont'd)
Peter Bubriski (Smith - Massachusetts)
Peter Bubriski has appeared in films opposite Katharine Ross in Home Before Dark and with Tyne Daly in The Autumn Heart and in Roland Tec’s All the Rage. Television appearances include roles on All My Children, One Life to Live and Against the Law. On stage he appeared opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I and with Ed Ames in Man of la Mancha as well as in numerous productions with the Williamstown Theater Festival, the Americian Stage Festival, Boston’s Lyric Stage and the Worcester Foothills Theater.
Marylouise Burke (Linda - New Mexico)
Film credits include A Prairie Home Companion, Sideways, Must Love Dogs, Mona Lisa Smile, Meet Joe Black, One True Thing, Angie, Jeffrey, Celebrity, The Baxter, Series 7, Ira and Abby, Blackbird and Doubt. TV appearances include Hope and Faith, Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU, One Life to Live, As the World Turns, and the TV movies Amy and Isabelle (Oprah Presents), My Sexiest Mistake (Oxygen), and Diary of a City Priest (PBS). Onstage, she has performed in recent Broadway revivals Is He Dead? and Into the Woods and has originated roles in the debut productions of a host of new plays – receiving a Drama Desk Award for Fuddy Meers and a Drama Desk Nomination for Kimberly Akimbo Off-Broadway, and a Backstage West Garland Award for the South Coast Rep production of Kimberly Akimbo. Her regional stage work includes La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, McCarter Theatre, and NY Stage & Film, and the national tour of Lettice and Lovage with Julie Harris.
Ellen Colton (Esther - Massachusetts)
Ellen Colton is a company member of that long running comedy phenomenon Shear Madness at the Charles Playhouse in Boston where she has appeared in over 1200 performances. She has appeared in theaters throughout New England. She received the IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Acting Award for her work in Beyond Belief, by Jack Neary, which had its premiere at the Lyric Stage company of Boston, and a second run at Citystage of Springfield, Ma. She has been a guest panelist on VH1’s Best Week Ever. Look for her this fall in Sensation of Sight starring David Strathairn. In addition, she is a guest lecturer at M.I.T. in the School of Engineering, coaching students in speech and presentational skills. For almost 20 years, she has been privileged to be the Secretary of the Screen Actors’ Guild for the Boston area. She is also the Treasurer of the boston local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and a Vice-Chairman of the local branch of Actors’ Equity
Nat DeWolf (Ben - Oklahoma)
Theater: Burn This (Huntington Theater - IRNE Best Supporting Actor 2004), Betty’s Summer Vacation (Playwrights Horizons, Huntington Theater), Take Me Out (Broadway, NYSF), The Accident, Tartuffe (ART). He co-wrote and co-starred with Laura Kirk in the film Lisa Picard is Famous, which made its world premiere at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. Other film and television includes: The Merchant-Ivory produced Heights, Trick, Law & Order SVU (twice), and Ed. Training; Boston Conservatory. ART Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.
David Drake (Andy - Florida)
David Drake is New York-based actor, writer and director. He won an Obie Award for his autobiographical solo play The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, which ran a year Off-Broadway before its year-long international tour. David subsequently starred in the feature film version of his play (available from TLA video). His most recent solo show, Son of Drakula premiered at NY’s Dance Theater Workshop in 2002 and was praised by the New York Times as "a dazzling, inventive...terrific new one man show." Other Off-broadway appearances include Pageant, End of the World Party, The Boys in the Band, A Language of Their Own at the Public and succeeding Charles Busch in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Other film credits: Longtime Companion, David Searching, It’s Pat, Philadelphia and the title role in the short The Trey Billings Show, which won David a Best Actor citation at the NYU Film Festival. On TV David has guest-starred on NY Undercover and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. As a stage director, david workshopped Edmund White’s Terre Haute at the Sundance Theater Lab 2005. His next staging will be Jesus & Mandy at NY ’s Theater for the New City in June, 2006.
Alvin Epstein (Mortimer - Nebraska)
Alvin Epstein, former Artistic Director the Guthrie Theater and Associate Director of Yale Repertory Theater, has performed leading roles in over one-hundred plays, including: Marat/Sade, Enrico IV, Richard II, Antigone, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Loot, Ivanov, The Merchant of Venice, In the Jungle of Cities, The Bacchae, Man and Superman, Tartuffe, Henry IV, The Tempest, Henry V, and What the Butler Saw. A specialist in the works of Beckett, he played Clov in the American Premiere of Endgame and last season returned to the play to rave reviews, this time as Nagg at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York. On Broadway, he performed with the troupe of Marcel Marceau and played the Fool to Orson Welles’ King Lear and Mr. Peachum in the Threepenny Opera (opposite Sting) and co-starred with Martha Schlamme in A Kurt Weill Cabaret, which also toured the United States and South America. Among his Numerous Off-Broadway credits are: Tuesdays with Morrie, The Madwoman of Chaillot, and Dynamite Tonight! (for which he won an Obie Award). Most recently, he toured in Kurt Weill: Songs Degenerate and Otherwise and then scored a huge success in Boston in the title role of King Lear, which he will repeat in New York this Spring. Mr. Epstein has also taught at the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training and has directed over twenty productions. Among his numerous awards have been the Brandeis Creative Arts Award, the Elliott Norton Award for sustained excellence, and the Jason Robards Award for dedication to the theater. Last season he shared the Broadway stage with Alfred Molina in Patrick Marber's Howard Katz to rave reviews and most recently he returned to Beckett's Endgame, (this time at BAM) co-starring with Elaine Strich and John Turturro.
Bruce Faulk (Mark - Oklahoma)
Since graduating Carnegie Mellon, Bruce’s credits include: Da Voice in Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk at the Public, Francisco in Hamlet at the Roundabout, Wally in A Movie Star.... with Signature, and the very evil Proteus on All My Children. His film credits include: the lead in Young Teamsters which won the Long Island Film Festival. Bruce has been a member of Primary Stages New American Writers Group, and Playwrights Horizons writers group; he was last seen in Lobby Hero, for which he received a great review in The New York Times.
Maureen Keiller (Rita - Massachusetts)
Maureen Keiller is an award winning actress who has worked with many theatre companies in the Boston area, including Boston Theatre Works, Lyric Stage of Boston, Huntington Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre and Speakeasy Stage. She received the 2002 Independent Reviewers of New England Award as best supporting actress for her work in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Lyric West Theatre) and Wild Party (Speakeasy Stage). Maureen appeared as Viv Belnap in Fever Pitch (20th Century Fox) with Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon and will be seen in the upcoming Showtime series Brotherhood. She has been in numerous national and regional commercials and industrial films and is also a voiceover artist. She is a proud member of SAG, AFTRA, and Actor’s Equity.