Ryan Spahn, Connor Delves, and Eric Bermudez Lead Reading of STARCROSSED
Tybalt and Mercutio now fill the roles of the star crossed lovers born to be enemies. Constructed around Shakespeare's original dialogue and expanded upon into a love story of intrigue, scheming, and hope, two beloved characters get new life, as they each grow into individuals hoping to find a companion in a world where their sexuality has no voice or champion.
Ryan Spahn (The Player): Off-Broadway: Daniel's Husband (Westside Theatre/Primary Stages), Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage/Transport Group), Exit Strategy (Primary Stages), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Lila Cante (At Hand Theatre Company), and the upcoming Still At Risk (Theatre for the New City). Regional: Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Gloria (Goodman Theatre), and Tribes (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Film: Woven (co-writer), He's Way More Famous Than You (co-writer), Grantham & Rose (writer), Polish Wedding, and the upcoming Shirley. TV: The Blacklist, Half Life, Ugly Betty, Tanner on Tanner, and Star Trek: Voyager. Web: What's Your Emergency (co-creator). Training: The Juilliard School.
Connor Delves (Mercutio): Born and raised in Perth, Australia.Off-Broadway: Daniel's Husband, Endangered! The Musical. Other credits include: La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Michel), Shadowplay (Captain Hook), Precious Little Talent (NY Premiere), Starcrossed (Mercutio), Me and the Girls (U/S to and with Alan Cumming) written & directed by Douglas Carter Beane. Up next is 'Holy Day' at the New Ohio Theatre. Training: AADA, NY Academy Company. @connordelves, www.connordelves.com
Eric Bermudez (Tybalt): Eric Bermudez is a New York based actor, and graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where he received his BFA in Acting. Recent credits include: Pasquale in Even If It Gets Us Nowhere (Access Theatre), Baren in Sweet Pea (Hudson Guild Theater), Captain Hook in shadowplay: An Immersive Experience (Access Theater), and Tybalt in Starcrossed (FringeNYC). Eric is beyond excited to continue working on this special role and play. www.ericbermudez.com @ericbermudezz
Rachel Garnet (Writer): A graduate of Vancouver Film School's Writing For Film and Television program, produced works include Shadows on the Hill (Musical), and shadowplay (immersive play) and The God Machine (Web series),. Rachel made her NYC debut as a playwright with the FringeNYC 2018 production of Starcrossed. Rachel is also an accomplished performer and director, and recently completed her Royal Academy of Dance Intermediate Exam, with which she passed with Merit. rachelgarnet.com
Michael Hernandez-Phillips (Director): previously directed Bomber's Moon (7 Ages Artist Collective), and has served as assistant director to Michael Arden (Republic reading) and Richard Israel (The Baker's Wife, Spring Awakening). In addition, he has been assistant stage manager or production assistant on several Off-Broadway productions, including Friends the Parody Musical. Hernandez-Phillips is a California State University of Fullerton graduate who currently lives in Brooklyn. Instagram: michaelhernandezphillips
Jacob Schott (Producer): Talent Manager at TalentINK and Producer. Jacob is passionate about discovering new creatives and producing new work. Recently he produced a reinterpretation of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea Off Broadway (The Davenport Theater) and Co-Produced with InViolet Theater Company on their new work, Neighbors, A Fair Trade Agreement. Jacob has also been on the producing team for a number of new works, Goldstein, Inner Voices, Unraveled, Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, MotherStruck! and Smart Blonde. Additionally, Jacob has an up and coming blog about his knowledge of the industry and is committed to helping young artists define themselves, and own their craft through business savvy. www.jacobpeterschott.com
For more information, please visit starcrossedtheplay.com or email SchottManagement@gmail.com
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