Sam Lopresti is a graduate of the Fordham University Theatre Program. This is his fourth time participating in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, having previously appeared in C.A.G.E. Theatre Company's productions of The Quest of the Hero!, The Long Rail North, and The Renaissance Dueling Plays. He was last seen at the 2017 Trans Theatre Festival in the premier of Ashley Lauren Rogers' Oddity. He most recently appeared in A Hand Across The Bridge in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. He would like to thank Jon and Kristen for entrusting him with a piece of this extraordinary work of art, and his family, friends, and Becky for all of their love and support.
Eli Denson was most recently seen as AP in columbinus at The Secret Theatre. They graduated with a BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, where credits included The Drowsy Chaperone, Ivanov, and Spring Awakening, among others. For Bowen.
Kaitlyn Gill is an actor, singer, and dancer from Monmouth County, New Jersey. She moved to New York City in 2014 to pursue an education and career in the performing arts. She is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and is an alumni of the Actor’s Playground School of Theatre in Freehold, New Jersey. Kaitlyn recently made her Broadway debut last year as Young Martin in The Royal Hunt of the Sun, which was featured in The Peter Shaffer Memorial at the American Airlines Theatre. She is very excited to be a part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival.
Eric is an actor, musician, physicist, comedian, and family man. He can be seen here and there as killer, cop, or victim in various episodes of true-crime series such as Evil Lives Here and People Magazine Investigates: Crimes of Fashion. Eagle-eyed observers may spot him in the current season of Billions, where he used his background working in finance to bring extra gravitas and pathos to his depiction of a blurry, distant hedge fund employee. Examples of his music can be found at ericgnovak.bandcamp.com, and he would be delighted to play for you at your next dinner party.
Dana is an actress, singer and voice-over artist originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She has performed Off Broadway in the children’s musical, Endangered!, at The Davenport Theatre as well as One Nation, One Mission, One Promise. Upcoming projects include providing the voice for “Flutter” on Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon Nella the Princess Knight and a role on Season 2 of HBO’s The Deuce.
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Gladys Hendricks is a Meisner-trained actor with a passion for Shakespeare and a keen eye to logistics. She completed her training at the Acting Studio last August under James Price and has performed in several festivals here in the city. You may recognize her as the notorious cheat Lacy Rose from SCOWL: Fight for Your Rights this summer at the Trans Theater Fest. She is excited to be performing in dual roles for this production.
Ashton Garcia is a transgender, biracial actor from Dallas, Texas. In 2016, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts with honors and a degree in theatre with focuses in acting, mime, stage combat, and physical comedy. He was in countless shows, playing female and male roles, ensemble and lead, all four years in high school. Ashton currently attends Eugene Lang College at The New School and is on track to graduate early! As a theatre major and psychology minor, Ashton has already been in three shows at school, and is very excited to work on something separate. He hopes to move forward as an actor and use his platform to help empower trans people.
Mark Levy is honored to be a part of The Bridge Series and the Fringe again (2nd in Bridge, "A Life TBD" , and in the 3rd Fringe, "A Life TBD" (2015) and "Two Gentlemen of Verona: A Swashbuckling Comedy"(2013)). He frequently does comedy in the city or writes and acts. Recently won Best Overall production for evening of One Acts in Planet Connections Theatre Festivity for his weird comedy, "...waiting". In Winter he debuts his new horror comedy about a murderous chain letter (you read that right) in the Frigid Festival with "CC: You in Hell!" Thanks Jon, Kristen, and Gladys for so much and the amazing team behind this show. @Marklevy85 for everything social media wise.