* courtesy of AEA
Udi Razzin (Buddy) is delighted to make his EST debut. His theater credits as an actor include "The Dumbwaiter" at the Trilogy Theater NYC, "Gun Riki" at La Mama E.T.C., "The Hobbit" at The Ryan Repertory Theater Company in Brooklyn, "Extremities," which he also produced, at the Producers Club NYC and "Defenses of Prague" directed by Obi award winning director Lesley Lee. His directing credits include the short films "Question of Mercy" and "Woodstock." Udi is the artistic director of NYC's Nomad Theater Group and is currently in the process of producing "Bachelors & Bachelorettes" an Israeli comedy which he translated from Hebrew to English. He is a graduate of the SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory.
Stephanye Dussud (Lorraine) is thrilled to be working at EST and with temi again, having previously appeared in Aurora Leigh (Marian), Sympathy (Trudy) and Shadow Tag (Woman 2). Other theatre credits include: The Beauty of the Bump & Grind (Vivica - originated role), Stripped, Williams' Orpheus Descending - Shapiro Theatre and Ionesco's The Killing Game - Connelly Theatre. Film/TV: The Sopranos, Ed, Beverly Hills 90210, For Love of the Game, Eden, The Last Request, and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, where she can be heard in additional ensemble dialogue and the Chamber Maid. Thanks temi for our continued collaboration and Udi for the journey. To all the "non-tyrants" who think their voice doesn't matter: it does, use it.
Mark DeLaBarre (Norm/Frank) From the sublime: studying Shakespeare with John Barton at Oxford, to the ridiculous: hawking toilet paper in Times Square with Dick Clark.Theatre: WILL ROGERS FOLLIES - Tour (Will), Created Narrator/Doctor for AN O. HENRY XMAS ö Barter Theatre, created Michael for A ROCK WEDDING (Directed by Mark Medoff), BOYS NEXT DOOR - Actorâs Playhouse (Barry), featured on the Warner Bros Soundtrack for A WONDERFUL LIFE - Tenn Rep (Sam) TV: Various commercials, Sketch comedy for Letterman [CBS] and Conan [NBC], ED [NBC] (Bruce), This is Marks fourth EST show. Love to my wife, Elizabeth.
Rodney Gilbert (Director) is currently appearing at Henry Street Settlement in Ibsens Ghost. He is the founder and president of Yendor Productions, an arts company that produces artistic events and educational programming. Having just completed a documentary directed by Mr. Gilbert on The I Have a Dream Foundation. He is the resident director for Winceyco Entertainment, which produces musically educational programs throughout the tri-state area and is currently directing its season. The past two summers he has directed Summer Works at Luna Stage. Last season he directed Sirens at Arts Sanctuary and Testament at Temple University. As an actor he has had the opportunity to work at Freedom Theatre, Arkansas Rep, New Federal Theatre with such great directors as Walter Dallas, Rajendra Maharaj, and Woodie King Jr. to name a few. He was nominated an AUDELCO award for best actor in a musical for Jamaica. He has appeared on Law and Order and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno He can currently be seen on DVD in Hoodcopz as Reggie Gaines. He is extremely pleased and grateful to be working on Reality with this cast at EST.
temi (brodkey) rose (playwright) has been a member of EST since sometime in the 70s. reality is the first play in a new trilogy of her romantic comedies called the anatomy of my becoming. temi has two amazing daughters, a phd, a house and garden and more than her share of wonderful friends and fantastically talented collaborators. www.2cyberwhelm.org