The Farm Theater’s Bullpen Sessions
Bullpen Sessions Episode 52: Bill Bowers

Bullpen Sessions Episode 52: Bill Bowers

January 20, 2022

Hailed by critics as the most accomplished and renowned mime of his generation, Bill Bowers currently performs and teaches the art of physical storytelling throughout the world. His methods and exploration of universal truths transcend the spoken word to educate and touch audiences in countries as varied as Poland, The Netherlands, Scotland, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Germany, Norway, Germany and Austria. An award-winning actor, Bowers has also performed in all 50 United States and Puerto Rico appearing on the stages of Broadway, The Kennedy Center, The White House, Steppenwolf, LaMaMa, Theatre for a New Audience, St. Anne’s Warehouse, Urban Stages, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, Radio City Music Hall, HERE, and the New York International Fringe Festival. His Broadway credits include Zazu in The Lion King and Leggett in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He has also portrayed the great silent clowns: Charlie Chaplin in the world premiere of Little Tramp, Pierrot in the world premiere of Beethoven N Pierrot, and Petruchka with The Colorado Symphony. A passionate student and educator, Bowers studied with the legendary Marcel Marceau and currently serves on the faculties of New York University, Stella Adler Conservatory, and William Esper Studios. He is also presently a Visiting Professor at Williams College. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and an Honorary PhD from Rocky Mountain College. www.bill-bowers.com 

Bullpen Sessions Episode 51: David Anzuelo

Bullpen Sessions Episode 51: David Anzuelo

January 6, 2022

David Anzuelo (Founder of Unkle Dave's Fight House) is a retired 2nd degree black-belt Taekwondo tournament fighter and the founder of UnkleDave’s Fight-House stage combat company. He is the resident fight-director for Labyrinth Theater, INTAR, Your Name Here: A Queer Theater Company and The Dorset Theater. Broadway fight-director: Disgraced (Lyceum). Other theatre fight-direction credits: And I And Silence (Signature). Sticks & Bones; Intimacy; Clive; One Arm; Blood From A Stone; Rafta Rafta; A Brief History of Fire; (New Group). The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters; The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Playwrights Horizons). Adoration of the Old Woman; Pinkolandia; American Jornalero (INTAR). Shesh Yak; Ode to Joy; The Hill Town Plays ; The Long Shrift; A Fable; Basilica; Post No Bills ; War (Rattlestick). The Muscles in Our Toes; Radiance; Guinea Pig Solo (Labyrinth). Othello, Macbeth (Epic Theater Ensemble). Whipping Man; Superior Donuts; Dial M For Murder; Deathtrap (Dorset Theater). Small Engine Repair (MCC). Macbeth 1969 (Long Warf). The Maids (Redbull). Film fight direction : Poor Behavior; Emoticon; The Ribbon; Palladium; Helen At Risk, as well as two music videos with rap artist Anonymous (And.On.I.Must). Acting credits for stage: Intimacy; Aunt Dan & Lemon (New Group); Points of Departure(Intar); Knives & Other Sharp Objects (Public/Lab); The Motherf*cker With The Hat (Kitchen Theater); 12 Angry Men (Northern Stage); Oedipus El Rey (Woolly Mammoth); September Shoes (Geva); Frost Nixon (Rep Theater of St. Louis); Stand-up Tragedy (Joseph Jefferson Award : best supporting actor); The Merchant of Venice (International Tour). Film acting: A Walk Among the Tombstones; Prime; Reservation Road; Remember Me; Brooklyn Heist; You Won’t Miss Me. Television acting: Deadbeat; White Collar; Person of Interest; Law & Order; The Sopranos; Law & Order: SVU; NYC-22. He’s a member of Labyrinth Theater Company, an associate artist at INTAR, and the associate artistic director of Your Name Here: Queer Theater Company. Dave has taught at NYU; Columbia University; Connecticut College; Queensboro College and the Abrons Arts Center. 

Bullpen Sessions Episode 50: Sarah Hayon

Bullpen Sessions Episode 50: Sarah Hayon

December 16, 2021

Sarah Nina Hayon is a bi-coastal actress, producer and entrepreneur. As an actress she has had the honor of receiving three Drama Desk nominations for her work on stage and her performances have been featured on annual top 10 lists in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has performed and developed plays on and off Broadway with New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Theater Company, The Vineyard, New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizon and many more. Her on-screen credits include 13 Reasons Why, Succession, Pose, Danny DeVito’s Curmudgeons, Heirloom, Unforgettable, Are We There Yet, The Green (with fellow producer Molly Pearson), SATC, Law & Order, Avatar. Passionate about new works she has long been dedicated to the development of new plays both on and off Broadway. She was a co-founder and Associate Artistic Producer of The 24Seven Lab, a NY based developmental non-profit created to support and nurture new plays. The 24Seven Lab acted as an incubator for the early careers and works of many playwrights, most of whom are now household names.  

Bullpen Sessions Episode 49: Tim Errickson

Bullpen Sessions Episode 49: Tim Errickson

December 2, 2021

As Artistic Director of Boomerang, Tim Errickson has produced 60 full productions(including 19 outdoor Shakespeare productions)and overseen development workshops and readings for over 70 new plays. Tim has directed Boomerang productions of CANDIDA, HAMLET and BURNING THE OLD MAN, among others. In addition to Boomerang, Tim has been on staff at Lincoln Center Theater and New Dramatists.
www.boomerangtheatre.org

Bullpen Sessions Episode 48: Neil Tyrone Pritchard

Bullpen Sessions Episode 48: Neil Tyrone Pritchard

November 18, 2021

NEIL TYRONE PRITCHARD is a Liberian-American, New York-based Actor/Singer/Teaching Artist. His most recent Acting Credits include: Halfway Bitches Go Straight To Heaven (LAByrinth Theater Company/Atlantic Theater Company), There’s Always The Hudson (The Goodman Theatre) The Berlin Electric (Park Ave Armory/Trusty Sidekick), The Prizefighter of P.S. 217 (New Victory LabWorks), The Mendelssohn Electric (Park Ave Armory/Trusty Sidekick), The Stowaway (Classic Stage Company/Trusty Sidekick), Clover (La Mama), Queen Latina and Her Power Posse (Cherry Lane Theater), AT BUFFALO (NYMF). He has been a part of workshops and concerts at Sundance  TheaterLAB, Manhattan Theater Club, Dorset Theater festival, Joe’s Pub, Bowery Poetry Club, Lincoln Center Theater, and Primary Stages. He is currently on staff at the Park Avenue Armory where he brings Arts Education to public schools throughout the five boroughs. A Proud New York City Public School Kid and A Member of LAByrinth Theater Company and Actors Equity.  

Bullpen Sessions Episode 47: Madeline Barr

Bullpen Sessions Episode 47: Madeline Barr

November 4, 2021

Madeline Barr is a theatre & film actor, writer, director, and educator. She got her BFA from NYU Tisch where she studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing. She has worked with LAByrith, EST, The Orchard Project, and The Public. Some of her favorite work includes: "Three", a play she co-wrote, about trios of sisters throughout time from King Lear's daughters to the Kardashians, "Night Witches" a play she helped to devise about the first ever all female fighter-pilot crew, and "Creative Dave", a new play work-shopped at The Farm by Youngblood writer Jake Brasch, which Madeline acted in at Alchemical Studios. She is currently guest-teaching and directing a play at Denver School of the Arts, performing improv with Red Thread Playback Theatre, writing a play in The Farm's New Play Development Workshop, and getting her 200 hour yoga teaching certificate. When she is not doing theatre, Madeline runs her own personal chef/catering business, "BarrsKitchen".

Bullpen Sessions Episode 46: Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick, Alia Shahid, & Diana Smith

Bullpen Sessions Episode 46: Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick, Alia Shahid, & Diana Smith

October 22, 2021

Rylie Butzbaugh-Patrick an actor and singer hailing from Madison Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory where she earned a B.F.A in Acting. In her time since graduating, she has been working with Cherry Lane Theatre, in NYC, as an artistic intern. Rylie can next be seen in the Featured Film, Cupid For Christmas - set to be released this upcoming holiday season!

 

Alia Shahid was born and raised in Fairfax Station, VA. Alia graduated with a BFA in Acting from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she found a deeper love and understanding for her craft, and honed newfound talents, such as playwriting and theatre production photography. In 2020, she had her off-Broadway/Zoom debut in Dipti Bramhandkar’s Feet In The Forest Leave No Mark, and had her feature film debut in CUPID FOR CHRISTMAS, which is set to release this December on Hulu. She is currently living in Los Angeles, California to pursue film. When Alia isn’t doom-submitting on Actor’s Access, you can find her on the hunt for the best breakfast burrito in Burbank, rewatching Euphoria, or supporting local businesses. She’s very grateful to be given the opportunity to chat with The Farm Theater about her experiences, and hopes to inspire other artists with her thoughts on moving forward during the pandemic.

 

Diana Smith is an actor, writer, and theatre educator who is currently completing a postgraduate year of service with an Americorps Program in Chicago, where she is exploring the improv and sketch comedy scenes. Since graduating from Centre College with degrees in English & Dramatic Arts, Diana has studied sketch comedy writing with Upright Citizens Brigade (L.A.) and written for and performed in “Moxie,” a virtual sketch lab produced by Magnet Theater (NYC). In the past year, Diana has also worked on a number of projects with DCSG Theatre, a group of talented creatives striving to create compelling theatre in the digital age.

Bullpen Sessions Episode 45: Jose Solís

Bullpen Sessions Episode 45: Jose Solís

May 27, 2021

Jose Solís is a Honduran critic based in NYC. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, TDF Stages, Backstage, American Theatre, 3 Views, America Magazine, and more. He’s also the co-creator and co-host of Token Theatre Friends. He wanted to become a critic since he was 10 and became obsessed with classic Hollywood movies. He began writing professionally at age 16 when he started his first website. After moving to NYC he fell in love with theatre and sees around 300 shows a year. He’s a member of the Drama Desk, the Online Film Critics Society, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association.

Bullpen Sessions Episode 44: Victor Almanzar

Bullpen Sessions Episode 44: Victor Almanzar

May 13, 2021

Victor Almanzar, is a New York based actor who came from the Dominican Republic at an early age.  He appeared as Oswaldo in the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Between Riverside And Crazy in both The Atlantic Theater and Second Stage Theater (NYC) and the Steppenwolf Theater (CHICAGO).  He also appeared as Oscar at The Steppenwolf Theater production of Grand Concourse.  He has completed a lead role in the feature film 11:55 (INDEPENDENT), a recurring role in the series Homeland as lieutenant Wenzel (Showtime), a recurring role in the series Power as Arturo (STARZ), a recurring role in the series Empire as Big Heavy (FOX), a supporting role in the feature film Brawl in Cell Block 99 (XYZ FILMS), a guest star role in Blue Bloods (CBS), a guest star role in Chicago PD (NBC), a guest star role in High Maintenance (HBO), and a role in LFE (a pilot for CBS). Before turning his attention to acting, Victor was in the United States Marine Corp, where he served in Kosovo and Iraq.  Since then he has worked on the New York stage, Regional Theaters, and in London.  He was nominated for The Lucille Lortel Award for his role in Between Riverside And Crazy. Victor is a proud lifetime member of The Actors Studio.

Bullpen Sessions Episode 43: Alice Kremelberg

Bullpen Sessions Episode 43: Alice Kremelberg

April 29, 2021

Alice Kremelberg: Actor. Alice is currently shooting Season Four of The Sinner. She is in The Trial of the Chicago 7 for Netflix/Dreamworks. She recurred as 'Nicole Eckelcamp" on the last two seasons of Orange is the New Black. She was nominated for an Emmy for her performance as Kat in The Feels, which she co-wrote.  She can also be seen in Doomsday (ITV Fest, Brooklyn Web Fest + HollyWeb Fest winner of Best Series) On stage she originated the role of Reba in Dry Land at NYSAF + HERE and she played Cassandra opposite Austin Pendleton in Dress of Fire at the Abington. Alice trained at The Atlantic Acting Conservatory. 

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