Cast and Creative team for I'M NOT RAPPAPORT by Herb Gardner at INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY
NatAllan appeared as Roger in Suburbicon opposite Matt Damon and directed by George Clooney and produced by The Coen Brothers, and as Adam Sandler’s doctor in Funny People directed by Judd Apatow, and as Matthew Broderick’s psychiatrist in Finding Amanda directed by Peter Tolan. He was in Certifiably Jonathan costarring with Jonathan Winters. Allan’s other film credits include Echo Park Blues which internationally garnered Allan numerous film festival awards, Big, Little Big League, and Cocktail. His numerous television appearances include recurring guest-starring roles on The Shrink Next Door, Hunters, the F/X pilot Gone Hollywood, Arrested Development, Castle, Two Broke Girls, Bones, The Office, ER, The Sopranos, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Seinfeld. On stage, Allan performed on Broadway in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel with Al Pacino, directed by David Wheeler, Off-Broadway in Coming Attractions, and numerous regional theatre productions for over thirty years. As a film director, Allan has several films in Indie Film Festivals including Ira Aldridge, Lucky Lopez, and Losing Faith. As a writer, Allan has published several award-winning short stories including Toughest Cat in the Bronx, Bozza, and Finkelstein the Bear. Allan is the alto saxophonist/vibraphonist/bandleader of The Allan Wasserman Jazz Ensemble
William Stanford Davis
MidgeWilliam Stanford Davis is an award-winning, classically trained actor and veteran of both stage and screen with close to 100 credits. The St. Louis, Missouri native is currently receiving rave reviews for his performance as the cantankerous yet lovable janitor Mr. Johnson on the hit ABC series “Abbott Elementary,” and also recurs as Coach Max on the sports series “Swagger,” based on Kevin Durant’s youth basketball playing experience with the AAU circuit for AppleTV+. Davis has appeared in some of the most popular and award-winning TV shows, from his role on Showtime’s long-running, Golden Globe-winning series “Ray Donovan,” as the popular Potato Pie from “Donovan’s Gym,” and on OWN’s flagship successful series, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” from Tyler Perry. Davis has also been cast in critical recurring roles on TNT’s “Snowpiercer,” “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip,” from Aaron Sorkin, and “Lincoln Heights,” and has guest-starred on such long-running programs such as “Perry Mason,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Chicago Med,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Ally Mc Beal,” “Touched By An Angel,” and many more. In a career filled with numerous outstanding highlights, Davis also earned an Emmy Award in 2002 as part of the cast of Rasheen Crawley’s “The Movement.” In film, Davis recently starred alongside Nafessa Williams and Sharon Neal in, “A Holiday Chance,” which premiered in November 2021 on AppleTV+ and Hulu, as well as “Please Stand By,” starring Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette, and “So B It,” starring Cloris Leachman and Alfre Woodard. On stage, Davis was honored with an Ovation Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the 2006 Actors Studio Production of August Wilson’s “Fences,” and he performed in the musical production “North on South Central,” which won five NAACP Theatre Awards in 2004. He also counts “Cages” written by Leonard Manzella and directed by Jon Rivera at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, “The Anteroom,” also for the Actors Studio, The Circle West Production of “Legacies” at The Matrix Theatre, written and directed by the late John Bishop, and the world premiere of “Two Ships Passing,” at the Pan Andreas Theater in Hollywood. In addition to acting, Davis has directed a number of productions including Lawrence Fishburne’s play “Riff Raff,” a production of “Shame,” at the Elephant Asylum Theatre, and “The Old Settler,” at the Pico Playhouse. Davis has spent more than 15 years mentoring the next generation of talent at both his own company, the William Stanford Davis Acting Class masterclass, and at the Actors Studio, where he is a lifetime member. He has coached several emerging stars, including Alisha Boe, Dylan Sprayberry, Laila Ali, Mc Lyte, and many more. Stan resides in Los Angeles.
DanforthHeralding from Santa Fe, New Mexico, ISAAC W JAY is a working actor and writer in Los Angeles. He holds a BA in dramatic arts from the University of Southern California. His latest film/TV credits include American Crime Story: Impeachment (FX), Headcount (Defiant Studios), Flock of Four (Bristol Pictures), and Condoms and Cherries (Monisha Dadlani) as well as many Giggle Break and Tr!fecta YouTube sketches. His theatre credits include Copenhagen (INTERACT), Death of a Salesman (INTERACT), Rope (Actor’s Coop), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare by the Sea), A Man for All Seasons (Actor’s Coop), 12th Night (West Valley Playhouse), This is our Youth (Raven Theatre), Yesterday Again (World Premiere/SFBATCC Nom for best actor), and The Bacchae (World Premiere London). Isaac is a member of SAG-AFTRA.
LaurieOlivia Castanho was born and raised in the small town of South Windsor, CT. She started performing at the age of 6 in both community and school theatre. At 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend USC’s BFA Acting program where she won the Jack Nicholson Award for Outstanding Performances in her junior year. Since then, she has worked regularly in film, television, and commercials and has starred in over 30 Netflix titles as a dubbing actor. Olivia has been an Interact member for three years and is always honored to be a part of their staged readings. She studies with Rob Brownstein at An Actor’s Space and is a graduate of UCB improv. Aside from acting, Olivia is a certified scuba diver, shark enthusiast, horror aficionado, writer, and singer.
GilleyBen Theobald is overjoyed to know the dream isn't quite as dead as he thought it was. He still mostly just participates in his normal 9 to 5, but here he is again to grace the stage with his presence. Things are too good. This isn't normal. Blink once if you need help. Sincerely, Ben
ClaraRobyn Cohen is honored to be in her 22nd year with Interact Theatre Company! Other theatre credits: “The Exonerated,” and “The Prisoner of Second Avenue,” opposite Jeff Goldblum, the west coast premiere of Neil LaBute's play, "The Shape of Things,” the world premiere of “Drop Off,” by John Patrick Shanley and the National Tour of the Broadway musical, "Cabaret.” Robyn’s performed with The Actors Theatre of Louisville, Lincoln Center, The Geffen Playhouse, The Ford's Theater (D.C.), The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Delaware REP, Goodspeed Opera House, North Coast Rep., Great Lakes Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and dozens of regional theatres around the U.S. and Canada. T.V. credits: series regular on "Gravity" for Starz and “That Guy” for FOX, "Law and Order True Crime," "Cristela," "N.C.I.S.," "The Defenders," "Invasion," "The Closer," "Angel," "The Strand," "N.C.I.S. L.A.," "Starved," "LAX," and 55 national commercials. Film credits: Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic" (opposite Bill Murray), “The Celestine Prophecy" (from the best-selling book), "Beau Jest,” "Road Hard" (with Adam Carolla), and the cult thriller “ZZYZX.“ As a Director, Robyn’s helmed: “A View from the Bridge,” “Tape,” “The Elephant Man,” “Fool For Love,” “27 Wagons Full of Cotton,” “Hello Out There,” “The Break of Noon,” “In a Dark Dark House” and “Drowning” at the Edinburgh Fringe. Robyn founded THE COHEN ACTING STUDIO in Burbank, CA., and is a contributing writer to Jon Jory’s handbook, “Tips on Auditioning: Ideas for Actors.” She is a graduate of The Juilliard School. IG: @RobynCohenactingstudio
The CowboyPhilippe Bowgen is thrilled to return to Interact after appearing as Jamie Tyrone in Long Day's Journey Into Night. His New York credits include Homos, or Everyone in America (Labyrinth Theater Company), The Changeling (Red Bull Theater), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (59E59 Theaters), workshops of Stuck Elevator (New York Theatre Workshop), and productions at MCC, Potomac Theatre Project and Atlantic Theater Company. Regional credits include Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Old Globe), The Tempest opposite Kate Burton (Old Globe), War (Yale Repertory Theatre), Pericles (Two River Theater), Cloud 9 directed by Michael Kahn for which Philippe received a Helen Hayes nomination (Studio Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra directed by Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Center), Oedipus El Rey (Dallas Theater Center), Macbeth and La Dispute directed by Darko Tresnjak (Hartford Stage), The Liar (Westport Country Playhouse), Caviar on Credit (Guthrie Theater), Vanya and Sonia... (Paper Mill Playhouse) and numerous others. Television credits include "The Mick," "Veronica Mars," and "Supernatural." Film credits include the award-winning "A Nightmare Wakes" now available on AMC/Shudder, “The Samuel Project” starring Hal Linden; “Hedgehog” opposite Madeline Brewer of “The Handmaid’s Tale”; “The Renovation”; “Hamlet”; and “Sobrevivo.” He is a graduate of the M.F.A. Acting program at Brown/Trinity Rep, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and Georgetown University.