Mark Belnick: (Bo in Carapace Isle) Mark is happy to be back in Los Angeles performing with CAE once again, after playing Roger in IN THE MOMENT and The Vicar in OOH VICAR, WHERE'S YOUR TROUSERS in Summerplay 2008. He recently appeared Off Broadway in The American Theater for Actor's production of HENRY VI, PART 1 and played a co-lead in the reading of a new play, ON AN UPTOWN LOTTERY LINE at Stageplays Theater Company in NY. He recently stared (as a retired Mob Hit Man) in a feature film, Retirement and has also appeared in national ads for CNBC. Mr. Belnick says that, notwithstanding a lengthy career as a trial lawyer, acting has been his dream from his earliest days. He appeared in summerstock through his teen years, studied at the Carnegie Mellon Conservatory and continued theatre studies at Cornell. He is grateful to his current instructors for their expert training, dedication and encouragement. He considers his greatest role to be the "co-producer" with his ever young bride, Randy, of three fabulous children. Mr. Belnick dedicates his permance to the three most important women in his life-- his wife, his mother and his mother-in-law--and to the memory of his late brother and father. Above all: Deo Gracia, Deo Omnis Gloria, Soli Dei Gloria. Totus Tuus.
Ajarae Coleman: (Diane in Carapace Isle) Ajarae Coleman hails from Orange, New Jersey. She began performing at the age of nine in the role of Dorothy in her elementary school's production of The Wiz. She continued to pursue her passion for acting in college, and played lead roles in several productions at Harvard, including Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, and Ted Tally's Hooters. Ajarae has studied acting with Wendy Phillips and company at 2nd Story Theater since moving to the West Coast. She has performed in several independent films in LA, and is very excited to be making her Los Angeles theatrical debut as Diane in the Collaborative Artists' Ensemble's production of Carapace Isle.
Dustyn Gulledge: (Serge, The Food Chain) Dustyn is excited to be performing with Collaborative Artists Ensemble again. Originally from Austin, Texas, Dustyn is a graudate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and also holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from the New School. New York City credits include: BURN THIS as Pale, Steven in GAMES PEOPLE PLAY as well as the title role in MACBETH. Dustyn would like to thank his mother for her support and believing in dreams.
Steve Jarrard: (Director, The Food Chain)
Barbara Keegan: (Bea in The Food Chain and Lib in Carapace Isle) is the only performer ever to receive a special EMMY AWARD in commercials. Host of her own PBS series THE HANDY MA’AM, Barbara made her stage debut in her hometown Chicago at age 3, singing a duet with Danny Kaye. A country club brat opposite Chevy Chase in the legendary CADDYSHACK, a young reporter in ABSENCE OF MALICE with the late great Paul Newman, and hundreds of screen appearances since, most recently having a “wardrobe malfunction” on ABC’S GREAT AMERICAN BEAUTY. Regional and off-Broadway: original casts of COMPUTER PALS, MURDER FOR RENT, CHEATERS, A LOVE AFFAIR, and co-starring with comedy greats on the dinner-theatre circuit. In Los Angeles: Ten roles in the Pasadena Playhouse’s award-winning JOINED AT THE HEAD, musicals from country-western TANGLIN’ HEARTS to borscht-belt MAMALEH!, critical acclaim as classical commedia hero ARLECCHINO, and Collaborative Artists Ensemble’s maiden voyage STANDING ON MY KNEES. Latest screenwork: comedy pilots STAGE 4 and BOTTOM FEEDERS, Deborah Geffner’s GUITAR LESSONS, and seven roles in Robert Romeo’s BOILERPLATE. Watch the skies for Barbara in Paramount’s upcoming STAR TREK prequel, and currently cavorting with Brad Pitt in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. On Sunday afternoons, you can catch Barbara in Theatre 68’s long-running BILL W. AND DR. BOB.
Ms. Keegan appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Danielle Montezinos: (Sissy in Carapace Isle) Danielle is Thrilled to be a member of The Collaborative Artists Ensemble and to make her Los Angeles Debut in Carapace Isle this summer!
Danielle has been a working actress in NYC for a number of years in Theater/Musical Theater, Indie films, Improv/Sketch Comedy and Voice Overs.
Favorite roles include: Donna/Marina and Pat Black in the Off-Broadway Production of Tony N' Tina's Wedding, Conrad (yes I played a man) in Much Ado About Nothing (Primary Stages), Senator in We Love You, Johnny Hero (Fringe NYC), Betsey Mae- Pre Broadway/ ASCAP/Disney Reading Series, Esther in The Overdevelopment of Scott( Abingdon Theater, The Baby Seal in The Cock Machine (Theater for a New City) and Becky Thatcher in the National Tour of Tom Sawyer. Films include: Stand By (winner best short- Outfest ,Slam Dance and The Philadelphia Film festival and also screened Internationally), 59th and 2nd, Solarium of God, Be My Friend and Years. Her voice can be heard in the upcoming animated series Nate The Great (airing on PBS) as Gabby Santos, Brats Doll Movie Promos, Promos for shows on Voom HD Animania and various radios spots for Toyota, Princeston Review, Michelin, JP Robinson Jewlers, Progressive Insurance and Neutragena to name a few. For more info and full credits, please visit my web site: http://daniellem.kicks-ass.net
Trace Oakley (Director, Carapace Isle): A founding member of Collaborative Artists Ensemble, Trace directed Standing on my Knees, CAE’s inagural production, as well as four of the six one-act premieres in Summerplay. He has more than 150 productions to his credit as either actor, director, playwright, producer, or administrator, working in his home town of Denver, on both coasts, and on national and international tours. Trace worked on the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Rollin’ On the TOBA, and later stage managed and co-directed the Los Angeles production. He received the United Nations Medal for Distinguished Service for his U.S. Department of Defense touring production, Hollywood Homicide Whodunnit, which performed at military bases throughout Europe. Other directing credits include A Christmas Carol, Butterflies are Free, Sister Mary Ignatius, and more than 15 world premieres at Denver’s historic Changing Scene Theatre. He also served as artistic director for Denver’s famed Chicken Lips Comedy Theatre, where he also co-starred in Murder Most Fowl, the longest running show in Denver theatre history. Trace now divides his time between Los Angeles and New Hampshire, where he is managing director for NorthEast Shakespeare Ensemble. Trace also a handful of film and TV credits, but his proudest appearance was being seen in the Al Gore film, An Inconvenient Truth, wearing a t-shirt that says “Sweet Jesus I Hate Bill O’Reilly.”
Raymond Parker: (Otto in The Food Chain) Raymond is a veteran actor of both stage and screen. His film credits include leading roles in VITAMINS, SCRUPLE and MAN MADE, REDEMPTION, SALTY RAY'S HEART and THE DIFFERENCE among others. You may have seen him onstage in Stage 52's productions of AT THE CLUB and BLACK OLIVE. Other stage credits include: Art in THE APARTMENT, Puck in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and Danceny in LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES. He was the co-writer and producer of ILLUSIONS LOST and the co-producer of Salty Ray's Heart.
Mark Stuver: (Ford in The Food Chain) Theater: EQUUS - Horseman and Nugget, CUCKOO - alter Zack, Wonderboy;
Film and TV: HillBelly, This Bird Has Flown, appearances on Late Night with David
Letterman, 20/20, CBS Sunday Morning and others. www.markstuver.net
Hometown: Rifle, CO; BA, High Honors, Theater/Dance: Middlebury College, VT
'98; 9 years as a principal performer with Project Bandaloop(current), other
company experience: Joe Goode Performance Group '08-'09, Jess
Curtis/Gravity and Lizz Roman and Dancers '05, Lisa Race and Ezra Caldwell
'02(NYC). Choreographic and teaching residencies in Jackson, Wyoming '03-'05
for the creation of 'Remember This', Dublin Fringe Festival Honoree '05 and
IZZIE Nominee '06 and '09.
Meg Wallace: (Amanda in The Food Chain and Ash in Carapace Isle) Meg has a host of New York theatre credits ranging from playing a constantly screaming teen slasher in Theatre For the New City’s BEANIE BABY ADDICTION, to portraying a variety of cuddly creatures in the National Black Theatre’s AESOP’S FABLES.. Along the way she also had the distinction of taking over the role of Annie Oakley in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN with just a day’s notice. Meg also performed at The York Theatre, Producer’s Club, The Red Room and the Hudson Guild Theatre. A recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory, Los Angeles, Meg appeared in their FINAL FIVE, and in many other productions here and in her home town of Denver. While still in high school, Meg became a regular performer at Denver’s historic Changing Scene Theatre, where she appeared in numerous world premieres. Favorite roles include Jill in BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, Lily in ANNIE, and Miss Pringle in BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. She can be seen in two recent films, The Break-Ups and It Happened at the Bunko Game. Meg is a graduate with a degree in Acting from New York’s Marymount Manhattan College. She is a founding member of Collaborative Artists Ensemble. www.megwallace.com