CORINNA MAY* (Alida Slade in Roman Fever) is delighted to be working with Pythagoras this season. The Wharton Salon: Penelope Trent Reardon in The Long Run, Suzy Suffern in Autres Temps, Mrs. Ballinger in Xingu. Other Wharton plays (at Shakespeare & Co): The Mission of Jane, The Promise, Roman Fever, The Other Two, Songs from the Heart, The House of Mirth, The Old Maid. National Broadway Tour: The Graduate with Jerry Hall/Linda Gray/Lorraine Bracco/ Kelly McGillis/Morgan Fairchild (Mrs. Braddock, u/s Mrs. Robinson). NYC Theatre: Thirty Story Masterpieces (world premiere); The Stronger. Regional Theatre: Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mixed Company, Redhouse, Syracuse Stage, Capitol Rep., Rep. Theater of St. Louis, Studio Arena Theatre, Virginia Stage Co., Philadelphia Theater Co. Shakespeare & Company (28 seasons): 30+ productions including The Unexpected Man, The Memory of Water, A Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, Enchanted April, An International Episode, Jack and Jill, Betrayal, Fortune and Misfortune, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing. Playwright: Dancing with the Czar. Film: Split Ends (starring); Rain Without Thunder; Speck’s Last. Television: “House of Cards”: “Unforgettable”; Bourbon Street” (independent pilot) ; “Law & Order”; “PBS: Evening at the Pops”. Corinna is a Designated Linklater voice teacher, a Feldenkrais practitioner, and proud to be a union member (AEA, SAG-AFTRA).
DIANE PRUSHA* (Grace Ansley in Roman Fever; Blanche in The Promise) was most recently seen as Mrs. Fontage in The Rembrandt at The Mount. Other roles include: Enchanted April (Lotty), Roman Fever (Grace), The Other Two (Edith Wharton), Lettuce and Lovage (Lotte), Chekhov One Acts: Swan Song (Actress), and The Brute (Mrs. Popova), and many roles in various Wharton One Acts at Shakespeare & Company; Two Headed (Hettie), Amy’s View (Esme), and A Man for All Seasons (Alice More) at Berkshire Theatre Group; The Bear (of the Berkshires) (Elena) at Pythagoras Theatre Works; Five Flights (Olivia) at Mixed Company; The Glass Menagerie (Amanda) at Simon’s Rock; Autre Tempes (Mrs. Lidcote), Summer (Miss Hatchard) and Xingu (Mrs. Plinth) at the Wharton Salon. Proud member of AEA.
CHUCK SCHWAGER (Gregory in The Bear; Producer/Founder) was most recently seen in Krapp’s Last Tape at The Gallery for Pocket Productions. World premieres: The Last Jews: An Apocalyptic Comedy (Morty) at Boston Playwrights; Sub-Zero (Fenton) for Ridge Town Productions; Worm in the Bud (He) for Blue Room Theatre (Samuel French Competition); The Fourth Nail (Paul) for AYTB Theatre. Other roles include: A Delicate Balance (Tobias) and The Crucible (Rev Hale) for Salem Theatre Company; Macbeth (Duncan/Lennox/Doctor) for Shakespeare Now!, Twelfth Night (Aguecheek) and King John (Chatillon/Melun) for Town Cow; Comedy of Errors (Aegeon) and Hamlet (Gravedigger) for Worcester Shakespeare Company; Comedy of Errors (Aegeon) for Brandeis Theatre; Romeo and Juliet (Friar Laurence), Much Ado About Nothing (Don Pedro), Loves Labors Lost (Holofernes) for LSB Players; The Diary of Anne Frank (Van Daan) for New Rep, Spring Awakening (Herr Steifel/Masked Man) for Zeitgeist Stage; Tribute (Templeton) for Wellesley Players; Dinner with Friends (Gabe) for Concord Players; Criminal Hearts (Wib) for Boston Actor’s Theatre; Bent (SS Captain) for South City Theatre; On Ego (Derek) for Science Fiction Theater; Book of Days (Walt) for Bad Habit; Indian Ink (Eldon Pike) at BLABH and Some Fatherly Advice (Father) for Playwright’s Platform for which he won a Best Actor Award. He has had leading roles in several indie films including Marranos (Balthazar) for Charles River Media, This Killing Business (Accountant) for Federico Muchnik, The Ascendent shorts (Charles River Media), Dust (Dr. Sam Weinstein) for Howard Woolf; and several web series including Brillig and Nephilim. He also has national commercials for television and the web to his credit.
DAVID JOSEPH* (Italian Waiter, Co-Producer) Off -B’way: Word Play (George) Playwrights Horizons; Hotel California (Johnny) (dir. Jayne Atkinson) NYNW Festival; Pirates of Penzance (Frederik) Gorilla Rep; I Married the Icepick Killer (Coleman) Howl Gallery NYC. Shakespeare & Co: Henry V, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Private Lives , The Liar, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Tempest (with Olympia Dukakis), The 39 Steps, Homecoming, Xingu, Loves Labours Lost, The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid. Film: Love Dad, Damsel, Get Your Act Together, All in the Game, Taking Woodstock and Madgelana’s Brain. David sang the National Anthem at Fenway Park in 2008 and 2010.
PAUL BRANTLEY is a composer, cellist, and conductor. A four-time MacDowell Colony Fellow, Paul has also received fellowships from Banff Centre and The Anderson Center. Recent performances of his music by Horszowski Trio, Flux Quartet, New Esterházy Quartet, and Memphis Symphony. Presently Paul is composing a cello concerto for Eric Jacobsen (The Knights, Silk Road Project) and the University of Michigan Symphony, Kenneth Kiesler, conductor. Paul has performed and recorded solo cello with Trey Anastasio (Phish), Cassatt Quartet, Jeff Coffin Mutet, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Dave Gregory (XTC), and Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Paul has arranged and conducted for David Binney, Ethel, Todd Rundgren, and Christian Scott. A Manhattan School of Music faculty member from 2000 to 2014, Paul was invited to give a composition seminar at Yale University in 2012. Recent theater credits as composer and/or cellist include: Tennessee Williams 1982 (Playhouse Creatures), Winter Light (Yara Arts/LaMama); Winter’s Tale and Autumn Sonata (Yale Repertory Theater). www.billholabmusic.com/composers/paul-brantley
NORMI NOËL (Director) The Inner House (Wharton Salon); Xinghu, Belle of Amherst, Dancing With the Czar (Ventford Hall); The Other Two, International Episode, The Rembrandt, Enchanted April, Hamlet, Betrayal, All’s Well that Ends Well, Off the Map, Jack and Jill, Fortune and Misfortune, Chekhov One Acts (S&Co); Talking With (Mixed Company). Playwright: No Background Music (perf. by Sigourney Weavour), BBC; Sony Award for best radio play, UK. As actor: PEN Festival, London UK, and S&Co. Actor Coach for Broadway productions of Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune (Rosie Perez, Joey Pantoliano) and Match (Ray Liotta, Frank Langella).
MICHAEL BURNET* (Co-Producer/Founder) just wrapped the independent films Penny Land (John) and Damsel (Harry) and the short film The Miser and the Demon (Demon) which were all shot here in the Berkshires. S&Co: The Servant of Two Masters (title role), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Valley of Decision, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida (title role), House of Mirth, The Other Two. Other credits include: Cyrano (Valvert) Barrington Stage Co; Hamlet (title role), The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, and Macbeth at Worcester Shakespeare Co; Amadeus (title role) at Persephone Theatre Co; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Weston Playhouse; Romeo and Juliet at Worcester Foothills; Arcadia and Escape From Happiness at The Wilma Theatre; The Taming of the Shrew and A Little Night Music at Arden Theatre. Writing credits include: The Rembrandt (adapted from Wharton), The Bear (of the Berkshires) (adapted from Chekhov), The Difference Engine, The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid (Bill Barclay, Composer), The Too-Tight Pants of King John, The Tamer Tamed (adapted from Fletcher). As Producer/Exec. Producer: Corporate events in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia; Nonprofit fundraisers, live concerts and independent film. Michael is the Creative Executive for Ex Machina Films. He is an accomplished Fight Director and has been recognized for his work by the New York Times, Boston Globe and Berkshire Eagle. Proud member of Dramatists Guild and AEA.
JAMIE GREENLAND (Associate Producer/Founder) was last seen as Eleanor Copt in The Rembrandt at The Mount and here in West Stockbridge. Hamlet (Ophelia), The Comedy of Errors (Luciana), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice) at Worcester Shakespeare Company; The Mad Pirate and the Mermaid (Mad Pirate Prettyboy Bart), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World at Shakespeare & Company; Pride & Prejudice (Mary) and Othello (Desdemona u/s) at Pioneer Theatre Company; The Busybody (Miranda) and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Aniko) at the Babcock Theatre; Measure for Measure (Juliet) with Salt Lake Shakespeare; Iphigenia at Aulis (title role) and Agamemnon (Chorus) at The Salt Lake Greek Theatre Festival; Street Scene at Kingsbury Hall; Half Moon Rising (Priestess), Endgame (Nell), and others at the University of Utah. Television: Voices of Hope (Narrator) PBS/KUED. Jamie is the Associate Producer and a founder of Ex Machina Films LLC. She is a graduate of the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program and holds a Master’s Degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Columbia University.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.