(In alphabetical order)
Matt hails from Columbus Ohio, and has been acting in New York for the better part of six years. He has had the honor to work with The Judith Shakespeare Co, The Honest Liars, and The McCarter Theater. For three years he has also worked with Equalogy Inc, a theater-for-social-change company dedicated to eradicating gender inequality. In his life outside of acting Matt loves running, tennis, yoga, and hipsters.
Matt read Saint Even's Day by Craig Calhoun and The Moose is a Lie by Ben Black
E.J. An was born in South Korea and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. She is an actor and a graduate of Barnard College. Her last film, The Choi Family has been selected for screening at various festivals in the tri-state area, and she is also penning her first short screenplay, which is proving to be a long process of rewrites. She is actively trying to be more social nowadays, by that she means, Facebook and Twitter. She admits she had to google, "What is a twitter tag?" recently to understand what exactly that was, but she figures it’s better late than never.
E.J. An read Hundreds of Tiny People by Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons
Amanda Renee Baker
A New Yorker since 2009, Amanda Renee Baker is an Associate Artist with Hudson Warehouse, where some of her favorite roles have included Masha in The Seagull, Lady Anne in Richard III, and Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew. New York credits include Twelfth Night with Co-op Theatre East, as well as readings with Misfit Toys Rep and at ESPA Primary Stages. She has worked regionally in Indiana and Atlanta, GA, and has trained with the Moscow Art Theatre School and at Indiana University.
Amanda read Gonna by Brady Huggett
Katherine loves telling stories. Fact or fiction, real or imagined, history or fantasy... the type is really inconsequential... as long as her audience is engaged and entertained she is elated. She is thrilled to tell a story at 'Liars' League'! Her first role at university in the mountains of North Carolina was the Stage Manager in 'Our Town' - perfect for a storyteller. She has recently expanded her storytelling to film and is currently working on writing a solo show under the tutelage of Judy Gold. Learn more about Katherine at katherinebarronarts.com.
Katherine read Philosophy by Paul Blaney and None of This Was Intentional by Marie Sabatino
Amber has been working in film and theatre in NYC for the past seven years. Some of her favorite roles include Dr. Ariel Whitaker, a small-town girl striving for her 15 minutes of fame in Greendale G.P.; Janette North, the sweet, yet busty starlet in the spoof Land of the Dolls; and Courtney Updike, a legal secretary who learns the truth behind the slaughterhouse in childhood Montana. She is a fan of Murakami, NFL Football, and is a "Stuff You Should Know" Podcast junkie and is happy to be making her reading debut with the Liar’s League!
Amber read As Seen on TV by Daniel Guzmán
Virginia Bosch is thrilled to be reading for the first time with Liars' League NYC. She learned about the company while recently performing in Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Company's The Rover. She has been acting since childhood and studied with the London Dramatic Academy and Drew University. Favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Amanda Gronich in The Laramie Project, and Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank. She is also a teaching artist and a writer. Thank you to Elizabeth and Andrew for this wonderful opportunity.
Virginia read King of the World by Jackie Reitzes.
Waltrudis has just finished playing the part of Vera in Vermont Stage Company’s 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog, before which she appeared in Driving Miss Daisy at Playhouse On Park in Hartford, Ct. Other favorite productions include Uncle Vanya (Long Wharf) Painting Churches (Barnstormers) Woyzeck (Naked Angels). On screen she's been Julia Roberts' psychiatrist in Everyone Says I Love You, Frank Langella's secretary in Wall Street II, the dress designer for the evil daughter in Mildred Pierce, an old Gretchen Moll in Life On Mars, a kidnap victim on Law & Order SVU, and a University Dean in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry. Soon she can be seen as Rina Herzman in Larry Brand's The Girl On the Train.
Waltrudis read Losing Allen by Nate Beyer for the Age & Beauty Show on 3rd April 2013
Kristen hails from Arlington, VA and grew up dancing. When she turned 18, she realized it was time to get off the pole and start acting. Since then she has appeared in plays and musicals across the country, and has received excellent reviews from critics like...her parents. She is especially proud of her work in Arizona, where she successfully formed a cult during the filming of Kumare: A True Story of a False Prophet (in theaters now). Kumare won the Audience Award at SxSW and Kristen received excellent reviews from critics like...The New York Times, and her parents.
Kristen read Sex No Good? by Paul Blaney and You Can Be the Boss by Kristin Kelley
Don is delighted to read for Liars’ League. In New York, Don has performed with Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST), Target Margin Theater, The Drilling Company and Blue Coyote Theater Group. Regional Theatre credits include OUTSIDE THE DOOR at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, THE FOREIGNER at Virginia Stage Company, SOUTH PACIFIC at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and DINNER WITH FRIENDS at The Public Theatre (in Auburn, Maine). Film: Hitting the Ground (Living Pictures) & Kingdom Come (Rockville Pictures). Television: One Life To Live & As The World Turns. Don is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. MFA/Acting: Rutgers University. Visit Don’s website at www.doncarternyc.com
Don read The Island of Only One Story by John Fischer and RIP Willis Paulsen by Andrew Lipstein.
Josephine Cashman recently appeared as Louise Benton in the noir Bunny Lake is Missing. Other credits include playing Goddess in Tspiris of Athens, Regan in King Lear, Lucetta in Two Gentlemen of Verona; the world premiere of Richard Forman's Harry in Love, and Ida Wolfe in World Gone Wrong. She also works in film and television, and she's gleeful to hang with a such fine bunch of Liars at their Clubhouse. www.JosephineCashman.com
Josephine read Hole in the Roof by Sarah Amandolare and From This Day Forward by Maureen Duffy
Kate was born in raised in Twin Peaks, California, which is actually a place. She moved to New York in 2007 after having received her Bachelor's degree in musical theatre from UC Irvine, and her post-graduate degree in regular theatre from the Oxford School of Drama in the UK. She has a cat named Pigeon, a boyfriend named Colin, and an unhealthy obsession with Patti LuPone. Check out her website at www.katechadwick.com.
Kate read Swimming with Seals by Melody Nixon on 5th December 2012
Leigh Ann Cobb
Leigh Ann Cobb is as an actor whose work includes new, original plays and interactive theatre for teaching diversity and sensitivity communication skills in the workplace. She is also a comedian, storyteller, and musician, performing at such venues as New York Comedy Club, Jalopy, and Upright Citizens Brigade. Originally from Mississippi, she draws on her Southern roots for her original songs and stories she performs as alter ego Tinkerbel Tompsin.
Leigh Ann read Strategies for Living in Uncertain Times by Jennifer Haskell Smith
Ryan Patrick Ervin
Ryan is originally from Milwaukee, WI, and just celebrated his nine year anniversary in New York City this autumn. An actor and director, he studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and is currently writing his first one-act play. Some of his favorite roles include Hotspur in Henry IV pt 1, Caliban in The Tempest and Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. Ryan is a huge sports fan, and the general manager of numerous losing fantasy football teams.
Ryan read The Guard by Jeff Bender on 5th December 2012
Alex C. Ferrill
Alex, originally from Colorado, has been living & working in New York City for the past 9 years. He just finished a successful run in the new play “Incendiary Agents” with Nylon Fusion Collective at the New Ohio Theatre. He is a proud member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA and is excited to be a part of the Liars’ League reading series. www.alexcferrill.com
Alex read Love by Hannah Harper and If by Susan Buttenwieser
E. James Ford
E. James Ford has performed in regional theatre and abroad, but most of his theatre work has been in NYC where he has worked with some of the best and brightest minds in avant-garde theatre. He can also be seen in the award winning web series Pioneer One.
Everett Goldner has been in New York city for the last four years, playing the off-off-Broadway theater scene like pinball. Some favorite roles include Gratiano in Merchant of Venice, Iago in Othello, Clown in Winter's Tale and the alcoholic amputee in The Pageant Queen of Needmore, Texas. He's partway through writing his first full-length play, in which all the characters are Tarot cards ripping their way into the membrane of the real world. He sometimes spins fire poi and has long been out of the habit of self-referral in the third person.
Everett Goldner read Wilhelm David by Jerry Sticker
Alexandra Gray is a writer and performer based in New York City. She was a founding member of multimedia slapstick ensemble Six Characters and sketch comedy secret Booby Hatch. Her work has been presented at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (NY), St. Ann’s Warehouse, LaMama e.t.c, One Arm Red, HERE Arts Center, and the Orlando Fringe. Alex is a fledgling uke player and an enthusiastic student of hula. On twitter: @aceofsix.
Alexadra read A Certain Vintage by Sarah-Jane Stratford and Heart of a God by Sam Carter
A native of London, Rachel has been working in the indie theatre, film and music scenes since becoming an adopted New Yorker in 2005. She can be seen in Hudson Warehouse's current production of The Rover, closing August 5 (www.hudsonwarehouse.net) and is in pre-production on a Kickstarter-funded short film. She also plays with her rock & blues band, Coyote Love, around NYC and the tri-state region. Check our her happenings at www.rachelgrundy.com and follow her on Twitter @widowspider.
Rachel read Foot and Mouth by Rachel Kramer Bussell.
Samantha enjoys good puzzles and watching funny kitten videos. She also enjoys acting and performing improv comedy in small, dark rooms around New York City, such as the UCB Theater, Magnet Theater and the Creek and the Cave. She wrote, produced and starred in her first show You Can Call Me Gen in 2009, and has been writing shameless vehicles for herself ever since. Samantha also does make-up, costume design, film production, and generally loves doing anything to help tell a good story. She recently put out an album of funny, awesome, slightly explicit pop songs with her band, Danger Pin, and also recently wrote a children's book that her mother illustrated, entitled Marvin McGunk And All of His Junk, both of which are available for purchase online.
Jonathan Harford learned his acting in NYC at MTB Studio. He’s been in a few plays, a few more commercials, and a lot of short films – one of which (The Wildflower) helped him once win Tropfest NY’s Best Actor award. He enjoys creepy hugs, spreadsheets, and dressing up his dog and/or dressing up like his dog.
Jonathan read A Man with a Towel Around His Waist Speaks by Chris Arp and Makin It by Ben Compton.
David Harrell is an actor, speaker, writer and disability advocate residing in New York City. As an actor he has performed with theatres in New York City and across the country over the last 14 years; he has appeared in independent films, web series and the New York City institution Law and Order: SVU. He is a member of the Heidi Latsky Dance Company and his one-man show A Little Potato and Hard to Peel was nominated for a 2010 New York Innovative Theatre Award for "Outstanding Solo Performance."
David read The Horse Latitudes by Alex Ortolani
Laurel Holland is a Brooklyn-based writer and former actor. After graduating from Harvard in 2006 with a degree in French Literature and Language, she moved to New York to pursue an acting career. In 2008 she joined the Bat Theater Company at the Tribeca-based Flea Theater and has performed in plays by Itamar Moses, Will Eno, Sheila Callaghan, Jonathan Reynolds, and others. In 2010 Laurel took a hiatus from acting to write and is currently working on Spindrift, a memoir about her alpinist father who was killed in a climbing accident when she was five. Born in Portland, Maine and raised in Walla Walla, Washington, Laurel now lives in Williamsburg. Spindrift is her first publication.
Laurel read So Now You Go by Melissa Swantkowski.
Aimee Howard (AEA SAG-AFTRA) Selected Credits: Austerity of Hope (Barrow Group Theatre), Two For The Seesaw (Deertrees Theatre, ME), Crossing Delancey (Forestburgh Playhouse, NY & Pioneer Valley Theatre, MA), Bloomsday on Broadway (Symphony Space), The Wonder: A Woman Keeps A Secret! and The Gift (T. Schreiber Studios), Claymont, Screaming In The Wilderness, Book Signing (Emerging Artists). Film & TV: Road To Montana, Portraits, Act As If, Duct Tape Twins, Love Ludlow, Michael & Michael Have Issues. Cafe Conversations (web series) www.aimeehoward.net
Aimee read Dear Kesha by Anthony Tognazzini
Erika was last seen onstage with the Magis Theatre Company at La MaMa E.T.C. in Shakuntala and the Ring of Recognition. Other favorite roles include Elena in Haircut and The Pupil in Ionesco'sThe Lesson, which won first place at the Piatra Neamt Teatrul Tineretului International Theatre Festival in Romania after a successful run at La MaMa E.T.C.. Her solo performance work with the Cosmic Joke Collective has been seen at the Knitting Factory and the Cornelia Street Cafe. Currently she is a co-director of the switched-up storytelling show No, YOU Tell It! - for details visit us on Twitter @NoYouTellIt or at noyoutellit.com.
Erika read I'd Always Been a Good Girl by Joan Taylor-Rowan
Seth James is an actor living in Brooklyn. He has appeared in such classics as You Never Can Tell, Hamlet, Henry V and The Rover. This summer Seth will journey to Naples, NY to perform Mr. Gilmer in To Kill a Mockingbird, then Cape May for The Late Christopher Bean. Though acting remains Seth's lifelong passion, he is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast. He was once stung by a large tree while living on a beach in Australia.
Seth read The Strangers' Graveyard by Aimee Mepham, The Skip Chaser's Story by Kurt Tidmore, and The Sidekick by E.P. Henderson
Maggie Lacey stars in the upcoming Indie feature THE WORD and recently guest starred on both THE GOOD WIFE and THE BIG C. She has worked extensively in the theatre, making her Broadway debut as Emily in OUR TOWN, with Paul Newman. She returned to Broadway in INHERIT THE WIND and the Tony–nominated DIVIDING THE ESTATE, by Horton Foote. Maggie went on to star in Mr. Foote’s acclaimed masterwork, THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE, at the Signature Theatre.
Maggie read Self-Exam by Rachel Mann and Boxing Day by Amanda Nowlin
Karen Leiner has performed at CSC, Soho Rep, the American Stage Festival, Portland Stage Company and the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Some of her favorite roles include Kate in Broadway Bound, Roberta in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Lee in Marvin’s Room and Hermia in A Midsummer Nights Dream. She has an MFA in theater from Rutgers University. Karen lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their son. Relevant to tonight’s reading, she has a primal fear of snakes.
Karen read Purge by Gregory Jackson
Daniel Lugo is a clown, mask performer, and all around crazy guy. He has performed on streets, in parks, theatres and sometimes on film across the United States and Canada. As the movement specialist for theatre collective The Honest Liars, he hopes to continue their work here in NYC and abroad. Daniel has a M.F.A in Acting from Florida Atlantic University, has completed the P.T.P. at the Dell Arte' School of Physical Theatre in California, and did post graduate studies in Theatre at the University of Kentucky.
Daniel read Ten Thousand Feet by Michael Spring
When Scott was 18 months old, his dad built a chain link fence to keep him in the back yard. Scott promptly scaled the fence. This sense of adventure took Scott many places in the world, like camping and horseback riding the mountains of Yellowstone, skiing in Norway and, ultimately, to New York, where he relentlessly studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Since graduating, he’s played a wide range of roles from Rollie Moore in “Criminal Genius” to Claudius in “Elsinore County” to Iago in “Othello”. Scott wishes to thank The Liar’s LeagueNYC for this opportunity to participate in this exciting new project.
Scott read Just Off Canal by Jessica Lott
Jonathan Minton is an actor and sometimes-writer in New York City, where he's
played Soliony in Three Sisters, Rivers in Richard III and Andrew
in Twelfth Night, among other roles. He has a Bachelors in Theatre from
the University of
Alaska Anchorage, where
he grew up. He's the founder of Poetry Parley, a monthly poetry reading now in
it's fifth year, and of Anchorage's first late-night sketch comedy show, The
Pogo Stick, Go-Go Dancer Company (aka, The PoGoGoGoCo), both at the Out North
Contemporary Art House, in Anchorage, Alaska. Jonathan blogs over at bushwicktransplant.
Jonathan read Still Stars by Jason Jackson
Elizabeth is a graduate of the Tisch School of Arts at NYU. She has performed with various theater companies in New York and New England, and toured with the National Theater of the Deaf. She has written and produced several short films including TIMING which won Best Comedic Short Film at the Strasbourg International Film Festival. Her one woman show Woman in the Dark, chronicling her experience of being trapped in an elevator during The Blackout of 2003, has been produced as part of The One Woman Standing Festival, The United Solo Festival at Theatre Row and Planet Connections Fest. Elizabeth can next be seen Thursday Oct 11 taking part in 8. - a stage reading produced by Broadway Impact & All Souls Church about the marriage equality trials in California.
Elizabeth read Strangers on a Train by Rosalind Stopps and Patsy Says by Melissa McDaniel
Lauren is a model, actress and ocean activist. She recently booked a national Neutrogena commercial talking about ocean conservation, and can be seen next year in the new Hulu series Don’t Know Jack as well as the NBC medical drama Do No Harm. For more info check out her website at LaurenNorman.com.
Lauren read Wrong Number by Terese Pampellonne
Denise is originally from Maine, and recently played the lead in the Tony Award Winning GOOD PEOPLE in Portland. Last summer she hung out by the lakes and her family in Maine - performing in BLITHE SPIRIT and KING LEAR with Theater at Monmouth. She getting ready to record her fourth audiobook with Audible this month - titles include Joan Didion's DEMOCRACY and a couple of Harlequin Intrigue Series novels. She's been on TV; guest starring on SEINFELD, MURPHY BROWN & FRASIER. She's also done voicework, most notably as Aeon Flux in the MTV series.
Denise read Night Vision by Jeanette Topar and Closer to Norway by Emma Jane Unsworth
Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney has appeared on stage in such far-flung places as Germany, the UK and Midtown. When she's not treading the boards, she writes and takes photographs for the travel site www.wheresmybackpack.com as well as photographing wildlife.
Ailsa read Spooning in Alaska by Rosalind Stopps
Heather Lee Rogers
Heather Lee Rogers is an actor and a writer. She has been a fixture in the New York independent theatre scene for over a decade and has performed at venues such as La Mama, The Public, HERE, the Ontological-Hysteric, Theatre Row and The Brick. She regularly writes theatre reviews for nytheatre.com and has been a featured poet at Parapluie and the Art House.
Heather read Baby Pictures by Katherine Carlson
Calaine has lived everywhere from Louisiana to New Zealand. She trained at the Stella Adler Studio and in London at RADA, and is now pounding the streets of NYC for theater opportunities of all shapes and sizes! She just finished performing in The Long Distance Affair, a Skype-theater combination extravaganza. Next, she'll be appearing in the workshop of a new play, Holy Crab, at the New York Theater Workshop and in Putting Out, at the Venus Theater Festival.
Calaine read Witness Tree by Katherine Jamieson
Originally from Michigan, Jon has been working in New York for about 2 years after graduating with an MFA from the University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program. While in New York he has worked in theatre, film, and television. This summer he was lucky enough to perform with Liar's League's own Elizabeth Murry and fellow Liars' League actor Seth James, at the Hudson Warehouse. Thanks Liar's League for letting me come read!
Jon read The Death Inspector General's Report by Irene Zabytko and Card Sound by Manuel Martinez
Frances Uku received her MFA in Acting from Harvard/Moscow Art Theater School and also trained at The Second City. She's done plays, indie films, and telly. Home is somewhere between NYC/LA/London/Lagos/Leeds. More on IMDb, Twitter, and at francesuku.com.
Frances read Drift by Rob Ganley
Michael Washington Brown
Michael is excited to be making his Liars’ League NYC debut. The opportunity to be involved with talented artists, in such a creative process is inspiring. Michael (a native of London, UK), moved to NYC in Feb 2012. He was last seen in Bloodfeud at The Abingdon Theatre, and The Ensemble Studio Theatre in a series of developmental staged readings. Theatre is Michael’s passion and living in NYC presents unlimited possibilities, in the variety and scope of future and present projects. As with all things he is grateful to God and the love and support of his family and friends.
Michael read Emperor of One by J.T. Townley
Nilla Watkins recently starred in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, playing the lead role of Annie at the Brecht Forum. She also appeared on stage at The Apollo Theatre in LAByrnth Theatre Company’s production of Kinky Cow and Bosia, and recently co-starred in the independent short-film thriller The Ribbon, and is a series regular in the award-winning web series Haywire. You can view her other credits on her resume posted at http://www.imdb.me/nillawatkins.
Nilla read Rat Run by Brindley Hallam Dennis
Jere Williams is making his second appearance with the Liars' League. He was recently seen as Bruce in (UN)MISSED CONNECTIONS at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. He was David Frost in the first New York revival of FROST/NIXON and has been working in theatres around the city and around the country for several years now. He will happily hand you a copy of his headshot and resume if you buy him a drink afterward. He will next been seen in Tongue In Cheek Theatre's production of OUR TOWN in October.
Jere read Wake of Buzzards by Mike Dressel and It's A Long Story, It's A Harrowing Yet Uplifting Jewish Story,It's Based On A True Story by Tom Hopkins
Jeff Wills grew up in the suburbs of D.C., but has called NYC home his entire adult life. Though he enjoys making people cry as much as the next guy, Jeff’s specialty is physical comedy, and he is the founding member of commedia dell’arte and circus-theatre troupes. He has been acting professionally for a dozen years, married for four, and a father for nine weeks. Last year he featured in his first film, the aptly-titled Android Insurrection. For more Jeff ephemera, search online for “Odin’s Aviary.”
Jeff read Don DeLillo by C.D. Rose
A native New Yorker, Max has been seen on numerous stages including The Public, Theater for the New City, Cherry Lane, PS 122 and others. Film and television credits include Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Beneath the Rock (official selection at last year's SoHo International and East Harlem International Film Fests), and "Guiding Light". Max is currently studying at Juilliard and is heading to Chautauqua this summer to work on The Philadelphia Story, As You Like It, and hopefully some new play workshops.
Max read Bad Matches by Thaddeus Rutkowski