Cast Biographies (cont'd)
John Magaro (Kyle - Alabama)
Film credits include: The Brave One (directed by Neil Jordan,) In Bloom (directed by Vadim Perelman,) the short film Bomb which was seen at this years Sundance Film Festival. Television: NBC's Law and Order, and Conviction. He also can be seen in The Magic Numbers, music video "I See You, You See Me," and heard on Rockstar's videogame Bully. New York stage: Stretch (Ohio Theatre, New Georges,) All The Girls Love Bobby Kennedy (West End Theatre, Six Figures.) Regional theatre: The Cleveland Playhouse, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, The New Theatre, Southern Rep., Porthouse Theatre, and Pittsburgh's City Theatre.
Paul Outlaw (Whitman - Ohio)
Paul Outlaw is the creator of three one-person history plays: Good Girl, a play for one actress about the life of Jean Seberg; Here Be Dragons, a 25-character play for one actor featuring a century of American voices; and his most recent production, Berserker, a meditation on Nat Turner and Jeffrey Dahmer, which was awarded the prize for Best Male Dramatic Solo at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. A native of Manhattan's Lower East Side, Outlaw spent most of the 1980s in Germany, where he was active in Berlin’s theater and music scenes. He played the title role in Pepe Danquart's Schwarzfahrer (Black Rider), winner of the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1994. Now living in Los Angeles, he has designed the sound for several theater productions and performed extensively with dance theater ensemble Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, with whom he is currently developing Tov, a new work which will have its workshop premiere at REDCAT in July 2008. With the release of We Pedal Uphill, Paul can say that he has starred in all of Roland Tec’s feature films. For proof, see Roland’s debut All the Rage and pay close attention to the audio commentary on the DVD. Paul is the recipient of a 2008 Durfee Foundation ARC Grant for Berserker.
Carl Palmer (Al - Louisiana)
Carl palmer's film and TV credits include: The Sopranos, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, SVU, Ed, Third Watch, The Pelican Brief, and the recurring role of Lyle on As the World Turns. His Off-Broadway credits include The Skin Game and Uncle Tom's Cabin (Mint), Bodily Function (Culture Project) and Gratuitous Nudity (Pipeline) both written and directed by Roland Tec, Our Town (Transport Group), the workshop production of Texas Homos (Abingdon), When We Dead Awaken (Century) and Carl's one-man-show, The Nature of a Fool (Theatre at Holy Cross). He is currently playing Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other regional credits include: The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Barrington Stage, Swine Palace, and Arkansas Rep. Carl is a graduate of Cal Arts and LSU.
Rick Park (Kelly - Massachusetts)
Rick Park is a Boston-based actor and writer who appeared as Waiter #2 in Roland Tec’s All the Rage. Other collaborations with Roland include Rick’s one (wo)man show, A Star is Bored at Speakeasy Stage Company, which Roland directed, as well as performing in Boston’s only gay improv troupe, Naked Brunch.
Charles Parnell (Horton - Louisiana)
Since August '05 has been playing Derek Frye on All My Children. Other recent credits include guest starring roles on Without A Trace and Law and Order. Recent stage work includes: Messalina at the Summer Play Festival (Theatre Row), Take Me Out (West Coast Tour) dir Joe Mantello, Intimate Apparel (Roundabout) dir Daniel Sullivan and King Lear (Playmakers) dir Mark Wing-Davey.
Nicholas Pelczar (Derek - California)
Nicholas Pelczar is pleased to be making his film debut with We Pedal Uphill. He has acted onstage in the Bay Area and in New York. Past Bay Area credits include Othello, Nicholas Nickleby parts 1&2, All's Well That Ends Well, and The Importance of Being Earnest at CalShakes; Marius and Dublin Carol at the Aurora Theater; and Midsummer at SFShakes; he has understudied for Berkeley Rep and for A.C.T. Past New York credits include The Tempest at Pulse Ensemble, Romeo and Juliet at The Mint Space, and Henry 4 pt. 2 at American Theater of Actors. Nicholas studied Shakespeare at R.A.D.A. and is currently attending the American Conservatory Theater's MFA acting program.
Merle Perkins (Sonya - Tennessee)
Merle Perkins appeared as Susan in Pinkplot Production's All the Rage and in the final season of the HBO series, Six Feet Under. She has received Independent Reviewers of New England nominations for her work at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Speakeasy Stage Company and Lyric Stage Company of Boston. She's also appeared in productions at Stuart Street Playhouse, Wheelock Family Theatre, Theatre Offensive, Vineyard Playhouse and Faith Soloway's Schlock Operas. She works as actor and director with the Emmy winning, arts education program, Urban Improv. She received her training at Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and Boston University.
Molly Powell (Sandi -Nebraska)
Favorite NYC credits include The Summer in Gossensass and Springtime, both written and directed by Maria Irene Fornes; the original production of Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project; the world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Wonder of the World at DTW; Rinne Groff’s Jimmie Carter was a Democrat at The Kitchen (Michael Sexton, dir.); Denis Johnson’s Hellhound on My Trail at The Atlantic (David Levine, dir.); Gordon Dahlquist’s Messalina in the 2005 SPF at Theatre Row (David Levine, dir.); Ruth Margraff’s Red Frogs at P.S. 122 (Elyse Singer, dir.); and David Hancock’s Deviant Craft (Melanie Joseph, dir.). Film: Nine by Jane Shepherd. Molly is a recipient of New Dramatists’ Charles Bowden award, and a graduate of Yale and UCSD. She is a native of northern Maine.