MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN, MY FATHER'S JEWISH AND I'M IN THERAPY! Set for Trinity Rep, Beg. 4/23
Dana Matthow (Producer) is a Long Island native New Yorker whose theatrical career spans more than 35 years of producing, general management, theatre management, advertising and promotions. His latest credits include productions all over the US and Canada: Steve Solomon's trilogy of shows, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy!; Respect, A Musical Journey of Women and A Jew Grows In Brooklyn. Dana's Off- Broadway credits include, Todd Robin's Carnival Knowledge, a behind the scenes look at the astounding and disappearing world of the American sideshow; Magic Hands Freddy starring Michael Rispoli and Ralph Macchio; Underneath the Lintel; Maybe Baby It's You; Grandma Sylva's Funeral (a/k/a the longest running funeral in history); Hysterical Blindness starring Leslie Jordon and Sea Marks by Adventures in Paradise star Gardner McKay. He also produced the feature film "Silent Prey" and owned and operated the Soho Playhouse in New York City. He is the founder and was the original Publisher of City Guide Magazine, New York City's #1 Weekly Visitor and Entertainment Magazine.
ABOUT THE CAST:
PETER J. FOGEL (Steve) is an award-winning comedian, actor, playwright and published author who has performed in the United States, Canada and Australia, for over 25 years. He's either worked or performed on over twenty-two television programs such as Comic Strip Live, Comedy on the Road, Married With Children, Unhappily Ever After, Chicago Sons (Jason Bateman) and Men Behaving Badly! (Rob Schneider). Other network appearances include HBO, NBC MTV, PBS and A&E. As a sitcom writer, Peter wrote for Columbia Tri-Star's television Rita's Velt, Germany's #1 Sitcom, (consequently their only one.) He's also contributed comedy material to Oscar Nominated actor, Chazz Palminteri, (A Bronx Tale, Bullets Over Broadway). As a commercial actor as well, you might have seen or heard Peter Shamelessly hawk products for Budweiser, Zima, American Express, Wisk Detergent (he was the "Ring Around the Collar Man"). No stranger to theatrical audiences, Peter's had the good fortune of gracing the stage at the Parker Playhouse, Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts, Wisdom Bridge Theatre, Gordon Center for the Arts, SUNY Rockland Community College's Cultural Arts Center and the Lyric Theatre. From cruise ships -- to casinos and Vegas showrooms -- this eclectic funny man has shared the stage with such comedic luminaries as Ray Romano, Jon Stewart, Robert Klein, Ed Asner, Harry Anderson, Lewis Black and Dennis Miller -- to name just a few. Theatre credits include Yentyl, Ghosts of a Lonely Heart and Cocoa's Cabaret and Burlesque (Seminole Casino). Peter received his BFA at the famed SUNY at Purchase Theatre Arts program whose graduates include Ving Rhames, (Mission in Possible), Steven Weber (Wings) Wesley Snipes, (Blade) and Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games). When not acting, Peter keeps busy as an in demand corporate trainer/business speaker and is the best-selling author of Reboot Your Career: 27 Ways to Reinvent Yourself in the Workplace (If You Still have a Job!) www.rebootyourcareernow.com. As a Public Speaking Coach, Peter also helps folks overcome their fear of public speaking as well as boost their performance skill level. www.publicspeaklikeapro.com. As if he's not busy enough, Peter's also the Host of Boomer Humor Radio, the #l self-indulgent help show on internet radio, www.boomerhumorradio.com.