EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE
by DAHN HIUNI
Original Music by YUVAL RON
Peter B. Schmitz*
Lighting Design by ELIZABETH SCHWEITZER
Scenic, Costume & Projection Design by PETER HASSLER
Stage Manager ALEX JAMES
Directed by LEWIS MAGRUDER
*Appearing Courtesy Actors' Equity Association
Joey Gambetta, Isabella Knight and Peter Levine
Joey Gambetta and Peter Levine
Peter Levine and Peter B. Schmitz
Peter Levine and Peter B. Schmitz
Peter is thrilled to reprise the role of Ben in Murmurs and
Incantations, first produced in New York in 2013. Most recently he appeared in The Nether and also in In the Car With Blossom and Len at New Jersey’s Centenary Stage. New York credits
include The Madwoman of Chaillot(with Anne Jackson, Alvin Epstein, Kim Hunter), The Power of Darkness, The Front Page, Evening All Afternoon, Broadway Bound, Nude With Violin and The Private Life of the Master Race. Regional credits
include The Sunshine Boys, Cheaper By the Dozen, Jewtopia, Art, Angels in America, Indians, Inherit the Wind. Emerging Artists Theatre has produced two of his plays, The Kitchen Table
and The Gipper. In his former life as an historian, Peter wrote numerous books
including A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field: Sport and the American Jewish Experience, Idols of the Game (with Robert Lipsyte), and a novel, The Rabbi of Swat. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife, Gale, and
only a block away from their daughter, Ruth, son-in- law, Matt, and most especially, from his grandchildren, Lily and Ben.
Isabella is thrilled to be
appearing in this moving and inspiring piece. Recent stage work includes Mrs. Boyle in
The Mousetrap (Hilton Head Arts Center, SC), Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appear-ances (FAPC, NY), Irena in
Three Sisters (Franklin Stage, NY) and Mrs. Bradman in
Blithe Spirit (Cape May Stage, NJ). This year she played the role of a tyrannical Albanian aunt in Growing Up Fat and Albanian, a movie now in post-production. Other independent films include
The White Spruce, Bull, and Little Galicia. Prior to years of necessary corporate employment, her theatre work comprised roles in Off-Broadway and regional theatres. In the UK, she performed with the Young Vic, in the London Fringe, in repertory theatres and national tours. Post-graduate diploma from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA and British Equity.
PETER B. SCHMITZ
Peter B. Schmitz has been involved in the creative and performing arts for over 30 years. As a professional dancer he has taught, choreographed and performed through out the U.S., Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. As an actor, Peter has performed with numerous regional theaters as well as many off-broadway and off-off-broadway productions. He has worked with Medicine Show Theater, New Stage Theater, Project Y, Potomac Theater Company, and in numerous independe-nt films. Recent projects include a production of "Fever" by Wallace Shawn and performing in "Doggie Hamlet" directed by Ann Carlson. Peter received a Best Actor nomination in the 2015 Thespis Festival and a Bessie Nomination for Performance (2013) for The People To Come, directed by Yanira Castro.
Born in the roughest part of the artsiest neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington (the redheaded step child of Portland, Oregon). Joey had to develop a quick wit and a stylish wardrobe to avoid the wrath of Portlandia hipsters. Worshiped by few, admired by many, talked about by most. Joey realized at a young age that he might in fact be Elvis' reincarnated twin brother, and as such grew his sideburns in honor of the King. Credits: Lost and Found (Lucille Lortel), The Decoy (The Barrow Group), Little Victory (Co-Star), Seamless (commercial.)
Graduate of Mason Gross School of the Art, Rutgers (MFA), C.S.U. Chico (BA), Mr. Evergreen High School and Mr. Clark County.
(Director) is founder and producing artistic director for Broad Horizons Theatre Company, which develops and promotes new works in New York City. For Broad Horizons, Lewis has directed Canadian playwright Gordon Pengilly's Tom Form and the Speed of Love, the critically acclaimed Evensong, an award-winning revival of Cloud 9 (with Ty Burrell), numerous readings and workshops of new works, and more. Other favorite directing credits include Asolo Theatre, in Sarasota; English-American Theatre in Düsseldorf, Germany; Pennsylvania Center Stage in State College, Pennsylvania; Metropolitan Opera summer opera program for young singers in Tel Aviv; and Rutgers University. In addition, he was associate artistic director of Tony Honoree The Acting Company in New York City. Lewis is currently associate professor of theatre at Miami University, in Ohio, where he teaches acting and directing and directs productions. Other teaching credits include New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Summer Theatre Institute of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, and Texas Tech University. Lewis holds an MFA in directing from the Pennsylvania State University, an MA in theatre from Northwestern University, and a B.A. in liberal arts from Davidson College.
(Set & Costume Designer) earned his degree in film and video production from Temple University. Since then he has been working in the fields of digital media production and photography. His work in digital media production has won several awards and his photography has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York City and in local galleries in Brooklyn. Recently, Mr. Hassler has decided to leverage these creative passions and skills into interior design. Multiple design publications have showered praise on the design work for his own Brooklyn brownstone. Mr. Hassler is excited to capitalize on these experiences and make his first foray into theatrical design.
(Lighting Designer) is a New York based electrician and lighting designer, earning degrees in both Comparative Literature, and Theatre at Barnard College. She has designed a wide variety of genres including dance concerts, rock concerts, and plays. Credits include: Macbeth in the Basement (Capital Fringe), Shapes Like Things: A Soup Play (Fringe NYC), Macbeth (Kings Crown Shakespeare Troupe), Oedipus Rex, Ion (Minor Latham Playhouse), Tribute Show: Political and Protest Songs, Dummy Hoy, Inherit the Wind (Bucks Rock Arts Camp.)
(Stage Manager) is a New York City-based stage manager, and is thrilled to be a part of Fringe NYC 2016! Off-Broadway: Pinkalicious (Vital Theatre Company), The Berenstain Bears Live! (Matt Murphy Productions), Flight School (Vital Theatre Company), Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas (Vital Theatre Company), Jay Allan Zim-merman's Incredibly Deaf Musical. Other NYC credits: The Uncanny Valley (The Brick Theater), Infallibility (Fringe NYC 2013), SoundBites (Theater Now New York), The Untitled Ginsberg Project. Graduate of Pace University.