Shane is a proud member of the Core Artist Ensemble, having found a wonderful creative home in the Barrow Group. Most recently Shane has shot two national commercials, and has two film projects currently in post production. He also seems to have an affinity for doing things in pairs. www.whatadamnshane.com
Tessa Borbridge is a writer and actor originally from San Francisco. As a member of Core Artist Ensemble, she is grateful for the opportunity to participate in their productions both as an actor (Adults Only; "Happy Hour") and writer ("The Rogue Camel"; "The Second Kiss"). Her one-act play, "Head", was produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre. She has been a member of the improv and sketch comedy communities, writing and performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Magnet, and The PIT.
New York: (Goldie) in Two By Two at The York Theatre with Jason Alexander, Martin Charnin's Something Funny's Going On at 54 Below, (Sondra Lee) in Far Out! at Minetta Lane, and as Ellen in the 2014 Best Overall Musical Urban Momfare in the NYC FRINGE FESTIVAL. REGIONAL/TOURS: The Sound Of Music -Asia Tour (Elsa Schraeder), The Gretna Theatre's Camelot (Guinevere) The Kennedy Center - La Bute's The Wager, Maine State Music Theatre (Mayzie La Bird) in Seussical, Theatre of New Canaan (Nellie Forbush) in South Pacific, Broadway World Best Actress Nomination, among others. Film: A Crime To Remember: Candyland. In New York, Tiffan has soloed in concerts at Joe's Pub, Ars Nova and Lincoln Center Theatre. She is represented by Smith Talent Group. www.TiffanBorelli.com
Rachel is a graduate of Antioch College and The School for Film and Television. Recent theatrical credits include Seminar (Wellfleet Actors Theatre);POST MORTUM,SAVING GRACE and THE WOMAN FROM 43 (Core Artist Ensemble at TBG); STILL LIFE WITH FIVE FIGURES and Reflections in the Looking Glass (FAB Women at TBG). Film credits include How He Fell in Love,Like Fire and Water and The Woman From 43. Rachel is a founding member and current Artistic Director of Core Artists Ensemble in New York City.
Libby Collins grew up in Portland, Oregon back in the days when the lumberjacks still outnumbered the hipsters. After graduating from the University of Oregon she moved to San Francisco, where she studied at the American Conservatory Theater. After moving to New York City in the late 90’s she appeared in a succession of new plays and experimental revivals performed in a dazzling array of basements, parking lots, warehouses and rooftops, all the while continuing to hone her craft with Anne Jackson at HB Studio at The Barrow Group. Unable to resist the lure of high tea and warm beer, she then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London before returning to New York City to continue her career as an actor and voiceover artist. An original member and a host The Drawing Board (http://www.thedrawingboardnyc.com), she is also a proud member and on the Board of Directors of The Barrow Group offshoot Core Artist Ensemble. Libby lives with her husband and their two cats, Churchill and Squeakums, in Greenwich Village.
Alex is a director and actor. His Directing Credits include: Song for the Disappeared by Tanya Saracho, The Leak by Fernanda Coppel at Intar Theatre, and Where’s My Money by John Patrick Shanley at the Cherry Lane Theater. Alex has asissited Joel Sass at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Andrei Belgrader at Classic Stage Company, Christopher Bayes at the Intiman Theater (Seattle) & The Court Theater (Chicago), and Andrei Serban at A.R.T. (Boston). Alex is a graduate of the directing program at the Juilliard School and holds a BFA in acting from Marymount Manhattan College.
Born and raised in the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia, Farrah took her love of storytelling and Appalachian jack tales to Radford University where she continued her passion for theatre and dance. Upon moving to New York, the city has lead Farrah to work as an actor, writer, choreographer, and producer while appearing on stage at The Barrow Group, The Public Theater, New Dance Group Arts Center as well as theatres around the country. In addition to acting, Farrah is the Education Director and teacher at The Barrow Group.
Kara Dudley is a Brooklyn based actor, improviser, choreographer, and writer. She studies improv at Upright Citizen's Brigade and graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in both theatre and dance. Her favorite credits include A Christmas Carol and All Your Questions Answered (Geva Theatre), Eurydice (Outerloop Theatre), Road Veins (TADA), Throws of Love (Samuel French Festival Winner), and All is Fine in Sunny Florida (Manhattan Rep. Theatre). She has recently danced in Check It Dance Festival and WAXworks Dance Festival. She also runs a blog and does video production during the day. You can check her out on www.karagracedudley.com.
Originally from Minnesota, John has been making theater in NYC for almost 12 years and is proud to call himself a member of Core Artists Ensemble. He is also a member of BREAD Arts Collective. Recent credits include: The Curious Case of Phineas Gage (Split Knuckle Theatre), Rise And Fall (BREAD Arts Collective), Lonesome Devil (Cloud City), Twisted Shorts (Core Artists Ensemble), Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), Short Life Of Trouble (Wandering Bark), The Rivals (The Pearl Theater). John received his BFA from Juilliard.
Jane Elias is an actor, writer, and book editor based in Brooklyn, NY. In April 2015, her solo show Do This One Thing for Me had a four-week run at TBG Mainstage. With Core Artist Ensemble Jane has appeared in FACE TIME (Fresh Shorts) and IMMERSION THERAPY (Twisted Shorts), and her short plays BABY STEPS and STUCK were featured in Core's 2014 Summer Readings Series. Other acting credits include Lobby Hero (Hampton Theater Co.), Three Days of Rain (Flatiron Playhouse), and the short films Bad Movie and The Confession (both directed by J. Boyett). Jane’s poetry and fiction have appeared in journals including Washington Square, trans lit mag, and The Southampton Review, and her (very) short story "First of All" was a winner of Press 53's 53-Word Story Contest. She received her BA in English from Duke and her MFA in creative writing--poetry from NYU. Acting training: Michael Howard Studios and Larry Singer Studios. janeelias.weebly.com
Matthew Bryan Feld
Matthew is happy to be home after performing the role of Baritone in the International Cast of Voca People. He cannot express enough, the gratitude he feels for Lee Brock and Seth Barrish, The Barrow Group Theatre Company, and Core Artist Ensemble! Love always to Ma, Aaron, Pop, Nan, & Hazel.
A theater, film and voiceover actress, Nathalie recently appeared as Nora in Core Artist Ensemble's Throws of Love, first as part of their summer reading series and later in Twisted Shorts at The Barrow Group. Other theatrical credits include: Far Away (Joan), Our Town (Rebecca), and God’s Ear (Lanie). TV/FILM: "Pokémon Black & White", "Celebrity Ghost Stories", and "For the Record." Nathalie is a proud native New Yorker and Cornell University graduate. nathaliefrederick.com
Sam is a graduate of LAMDA and Dartmouth College. Recent theatrical credits include FUENTE OVEJUNA (Ducdame Ensemble - NYC Fringe) and THE WOMAN FROM 43 (Core Artist Ensemble at TBG). Film and television credits include Billions (Showtime), Blue Bloods (CBS), Beautiful Creatures, The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Micheal Clayton. Sam is a founding member of Core Artists Ensemble and of Ducdame Ensemble.
After graduating with a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa Eulone moved to New York and attend Alvin Ailey Dance School. Performing credits include: Dancer’s in Company, Black Genesis Dance Theater, and performances with Jana Hicks and Friends. Choreography credits include Cabaret, The Who’s Tommy, Pippin, Threepenny Opera, and Once on this Island. She began study with The Barrow Group in 2010. Eulone is honored to be a founding member and former president of Core Artist Ensemble.
Dean Imperial is a screenwriter and playwright living in New York City, NY. His plays include: NAKED EYES (published, Samuel French 2012), THE NEEDLE THROUGH THE ARM TRICK (Nominated, Best Short Play--IT Off-Off Broadway Awards, Lesser America @ Theater for the New City), THE SIT (Soho Playhouse), THE WOMAN FROM 43 (Core Artist Ensemble--also screenplay with producer Noah Hutton.) Mr. Imperial is a graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center. He is the recipient of the 2010 Playwriting Award at the Southampton Writers Conference. He has proudly workshopped all of his teleplays, screenplays & plays at Naked Angels Tuesdays@9. He is developing the television project Hammerhead with fellow Core Ensemble member Sam Gilroy.
A proud member of A.E.A., SAG/AFTRA & I.A.T.S.E. and a founding member of Core Artist Ensemble. Eddie has spent the last 30 years working in the professional theatre - Broadway, off-Broadway, film, TV and all over the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe. He considers himself an entrepreneur in the American theatre. Eddie started out with the simple desire to be an Ernie Flatt dancer and bit player on the Carol Burnett Show, but alas when he became old enough to pursue that dream, the show was off the air. So, he continued his studies in acting, dance, voice, costume, hair & make-up design with the simple intention that if he had enough skills in the theatre he would never have to wait tables - well, mission accomplished so far. A Few of Eddie's favorite roles include Krogstad in A Doll's House, Claudio in Much Ado..., Albin in LaCage..., Cliff in Cabaret, Melvin P. Thorpe in ...Whorehouse. He has designed wigs & Hair such productions as Dolly Parton's 9 To 5, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd and Mame. You can look for Eddie on the Discovery ID channel acting a lot like a lawyer defending murderous evil woman.
The craft of acting is my love, the theatre is my home and my passion to learn is my life force.
"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd". -Meguel De Cevantes
(Director/Writer/Actor) For Disney, Alice helped to create and develop new Broadway musicals. As Associate Artistic Director of The Williamstown Theatre Festival, her directing work included As You Like It, Dinah Was and Enough Rope, the special event on Dorothy Parker starring Elaine Stritch. Alice has worked and learned in venues as varied as the Mark Taper Forum, the L.A. Opera, The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, and City Theater, among many others, as well as in film and TV. Favorite acting roles include a solo performance, backed by the L.A. Philharmonic, at the Hollywood Bowl. Alice is the Creative Director of F.A.B. Women (For, About, and By Women) and a founding member of Core Artists Ensemble. Her latest project, Urban Momfare, won a Best Overall Musical Award from the NY Fringe, was a Critic’s Choice, and garnered 4 stars from Time Out. Education: Wesleyan, Masters at NYU
Theater: Horse Girls at The Cell, Skit Job at UCB, “Cecily” in The Importance of Being Earnest , “Puck” in Midsummer. B.A. Theatre Performance, Fordham at Lincoln Center. To learn more and read Katie’s comedy blog please visit katielawson.net.
Rachael Lee is a New York City actor and producer. Originally from Norman, OK, she is B.F.A. graduate of OU. Rachael is a proud founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Core Artist Ensemble, and an alumna of The Barrow Group. In addition to her creative work on stage, Rachael also dabbles in design, and works for the Ralph Lauren northeast visual team as Creative Presentation Coordinator. She was most recently seen onstage with Core in last fall’s Twisted Shorts, in which she performed and also designed the set. NYC credits include: Colette in Shakespeare in Vegas (Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre); Rachel in The Baby Dance (The Barrow Group School); Maeve in Nicholas Maeve Marianne (NY Fringe); as well as Prudence, Beyond Therapy; and Olivia, Twelfth Night. Other favorite roles include: Millie, Thoroughly Modern Millie; Lina Lamont, Singin’ in the Rain; and Judy Haynes, White Christmas.
Born in the land of peaches, Matt Mundy now calls the big apple his home. He is a joyful founding and board member of Core. For his list of descriptors, they include actor, singer, voiceover artist, writer, producer, teacher & thug. For acting credits in and around NY, they include Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Lean Ensemble), Eugene in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Portland Stage), Romeo&Juliet and Much Ado (Pearl Theatre Co.), Killgore! (Upright Citizens Brigade), The Baby Dance (Core Artist Ensemble/Barrow Group Theatre), Red and The Last 5 Years (South Carolina Rep.), Swiss Family Robinson (NYMF), Irrationals (Shenango Productions), Reel Music (Florida Studio), I Hate Hamlet (Cape May Stage), You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Two River Theatre) among other projects (some in the can, some in the works). As a shameless promoter he encourages frequent visits to mattmundy.com for more.
Matt is thrilled to finally have joined the Core Artist Ensemble. He considers himself to be one of the original "Core Groupies" and even appeared in their Twisted Shorts production of Parent Interview. Now looking forward to more great work with this talented group of people. Love to Rachael and all the Core supporters!
Celester is a proud Core member and Army Veteran. Since graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Celester hasperformed in Off-Broadway productions, Award Winning Short Films, Drama Desk Nominated Plays and voiceovers. He's had the privilege, pleasure and honor to work with celebrated names in the industry and looks forward to future collaborations with Core. Latest Works - "Compromised" (winner, Award of Excellence, Televison - Pilot Program; 2015 Best Shorts Film Festival), "Burning Down" (winner, Award of Merit, Special Mention - Disability Issues Category).
Eric S. Robertson
An actor, writer and director originally from the Toronto area, Eric started performing in dance and musical theatre, working all over Canada and the US. At age 30, he settled in NYC to attend the Barrow Group Acting School’s 2-year conservatory program, and start a career focused on film and television. He’s also directed many plays around NYC, for companies like Dogface Theatricals and Night Lights Theater Group, including the off-Broadway show he also wrote, called Gym Shorts: The Show. He is proud to be a member of Core, and looks forward to sharing their passion for high-quality works with the NYC audience.
Nate Rollins currently works as an in-house voice over announcer in New York at a large advertisement delivery and duplication house. He has a background in digital film and editing on top of acting and voice over work. He has studied acting at schools such as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, HB Studios and Schreiber Studios, and has really enjoyed the classes and technique at The Barrow Group. He's done stand-up comedy at Gotham Comedy Club and the New York Comedy Club, and believes stand up is definitely the most difficult performing art he's attempted! In high school and college he sang and played guitar in rock bands, most notably a U2 cover band that called themselves Zoo Station, where he had a blast pretending to be The Edge on stage. He grew up in northern Utah and enjoys going back to visit and get out of the city madness a couple times each year. He enjoyed working and volunteering at the Sundance Film Festival for several years. Nate was recently in two short plays featured by Core Artist Ensemble's Twisted Shorts. He played the role anti-social office employee doing his best to advise a co-worker not to remain infatuated with a female co-worker in the short play HAPPY HOUR. In IMMERSION THERAPY, Nate played Droppo the Clown, a rather sensitive clown hired by a man that wants to help his wife overcome her horrific fear of clowns.
Theresa Rose runs the gamut here in New York City. As an actress she has appeared in fringe shows including “Daddy Was The Biggest Stagemother in Texas”. Her love of singing led her to the musicals “The Street” and “How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”. With her cabaret work, she developed the shows “Madness”, “Duets…and maybe a threesome”- and is currently developing a new cabaret with musical director Brandon James Gwinn. Behind the scenes Theresa directed/produced “Two Rooms” and “Blue Window” with beloved casts that are still dear friends. Theresa was featured in the award-winning short film "Love and Class in Connecticut" which was shown at the Berkshire International Film Festival, CT Film Festival, and SNOB Film Festival as official selections and won Best Narrative Short at the New England Film & Video Festival. She finds writing to be another wonderful creative outlet in which to grow and her next project is a one woman show called “Runaway”. Check out her website at www.actresstheresarose.com
Theater: with CAE The Red Coat, I Didn't Want A Mastodon (Halley Feiffer premiere), Duncan And Troy Visit A Petting Zoo; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Vineyard Playhouse), Finding The Sun (Williamstown). Film and TV: Taking Woodstock dir. Ang Lee, Beware The Gonzo, Delinquent, A Statistical Analysis Of Your Failing Relationship (Special Jury Mention at TriBeCa),While We're Young dir.Noah Baumbach, Mistress America (opposite Lola Kirke) dir. Noah Baumbach, The Boy Downstairs(opposite Zosia Mamet); "NYC-22" (CBS), "Half Straddle" (Greencard Pictures), "Deadbeat" (Hulu). Founding member of CAE.
Quinn Vogt-Welch is a proud original Core member who has lived, performed and directed in NYC for the past six years. After graduating from Penn State with a BA in Vocal Performance, Quinn has enjoyed roles such as Wanda in The Baby Dance (Core Artist Ensemble, The Barrow Group Theater), Christine in Phantom, Carla in Nine and recently received a Broadway World nomination for Best Actress in a Musical in the DC Metro Area for her role as Maria in West Side Story. Quinn also teaches at The Barrow Group School.
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