Erik Bjarnar has been performing in film and theater for 30 years. He has worked with Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Reader's Theater of Ithaca, and trained with The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca for two years. Roles include Verges in Much Ado About Nothing and Yvan in Art. He also takes part in Cathy Lee Crane's The Manhattan Front and Masa Gibson's Standing Stones. He has been working with Daniel Masciari extensively for the last four years. See his professional demo reel.
Darryle Wade Johnson was raised in Toledo, Ohio and began a serious endeavor in practicing theatrical arts while attending the Toledo School for the Arts. A graduate of Oberlin College, he majored in African-American Studies with a concentration in performing arts. At The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca, he studied the Meisner technique under the instruction of Eliza VanCort. Recent film credits include Cathy Lee Crane's The Manhattan Front.
AMY KAY RAYMOND
Amy Kay Raymond has been acting in film, television, Off & Off-Off Broadway and regional theatre for over 25 years. “AK” also does a wide range of character voices for various video games. Roles include Jill in Michael Eisner’s Emmy nominated Prom Queen, Carmen Myer in My Many Sons, Myrtle in The Meanest Man in Texas and Carol Scarpetti in Army Wives. AK is also a writer, producer and painter and lives in the wine country of northern California with her wonderful sweetheart, Mike, and her two beloved mystical 16 year old cats.
Kieren Munson-Burke is a performer born and raised in Ithaca, New York. She is one of the youngest students to have graduated from The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca’s Comprehensive Sanford Meisner Technique Program. In addition, she is currently attending Hampshire College in Massachusetts with an undeclared major focusing in oppression studies. She has been recently seen performing a series of one-acts plays on the collegiate stage at Cornell University and has been fortunate enough to be featured in various short films. She looks forward to her feature film debut working alongside award winning filmmaker, Daniel Masciari. In addition, Kieren has a great passion for family, fashion and social justice.
Misty Monroe is a California native. She earned a BA in Theatre from San Diego State University and was an elementary school teacher for 10 years. While she was teaching, she attended The Groundlings School and performed in their Sunday Company for 18 months. Misty has recently appeared on the T.V. shows “Speechless”, “Bosch”, and “Baskets”. When Misty is not performing she enjoys singing karaoke with her husband, puzzles, and listening to podcasts. She is very grateful that coloring pages for adults are totally a thing now.
Peter Foster Morris
Peter Foster Morris is an actor currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Peter found his passion for performing while studying at The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca’s Sanford Meisner Technique Program under the instruction of Eliza VanCort. He is also a proud alumus of Ithaca College. Recently, Peter has been seen at The Hangar Theatre, on film screens across central New York and is currently studying at Manhattan’s Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He looks forward to working on Stationed at Home with this incredible cast and crew. See some of his latest work here.
Marissa Accordino is an actor and singer based in Manhattan. Born and raised in Massapequa Park, New York, she found her passion for performing at the age of seven when she began attending the USDAN Center for Creative and Performing Arts. She is a graduate of both the Ithaca College Park School of Communications and The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca's Comprehensive Sanford Meisner Technique Program. She has been recently seen on stage at both The Hangar and The Kitchen Theatre and heard on screen with voice over work for Cathy Lee Crane's, The Manhattan Front. Currently, she is training under Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver in their "Actor Therapy" program. See her professional demo reel.
Chenxi was discovered by Daniel V. Masciari while stealing a scene in a student showcase, which he was taking to become a better pubic speaker. Chenxi never expected to be a part of a project of this caliber, as he spends most of his days researching theoretical mathematics at Rutgers University. He's thrilled to join the cast and is excited for the opportunity to work side-by-side with seasoned actors.
Jeff DuMont is an actor and voice actor based in Denver, Colorado. A New York native, Jeff has been in the voice industry for years and enhanced his toolset by studying the Meisner Technique at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca. He's worked closely with Tumblerock Media over the last few years, helping guide multiple films to festival exhibitions and wins. Jeff is represented by Big Fish Talent Agency, acting in television commercials and films.
Brenda Aulbach made her acting debut in "Extremities" in 1994. Since then she has appeared in several short films and numerous theatre productions in both New York and Florida. Highlights of her theatre career include "Veta" in "Harvey", "Romaine" in "Witness for the Prosecution", "Olive" in "The Odd Couple - Female Version" and "Lorraine" in "The Man Who Came to Dinner". She can be seen in the upcoming professional production of "All Together Now" written by a Miami playwright in March 2018 and produced by The Playgroup. She has been trained in the Meisner technique at The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca and has more recently received training from both Michael Leeds and Gail Garrison, both of whom are prominent Florida based directors.
George Sapio is the founder and artistic director of the annual Ithaca Fringe Festival; founder of Wolf’s Mouth Theatre Company and Bad Dog! Productions. He also produces and hosts Onstage/Offstage, a podcast now in its fifth year of production featuring interviews with theatre professionals of all walks and live readings of hot-off-the-printer plays. His book, Workshopping the New Play, a Guide for Playwrights, Directors, and Dramaturgs, is published by Hal Leonard/Applause Books.
Hugo Mantellato is a professional actor currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. During his time in the states, he graduated from Ithaca College's Park School in film, and The Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca's Meisner Technique program. In Brazil, Hugo collaborates with AP43, a research and production group that uses actors to develop cinematic narratives. Hugo studied comedic improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, and currently studies clowning under the master Bete Dorgam. Hugo has studied Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian cultural expression and martial art based on movement, rhythm, theater and dance. Hugo is represented by Nossa Senhora do Casting, a premiere casting agency in São Paulo.
Alek Osinski is a proud veteran of the United States Army. A licensed physical therapist, he is also a graduate of The Actor's Workshop of Ithaca’s (AWI) comprehensive two year Meisner program. Alek is currently “stationed” in Ithaca, NY, acting both locally and regionally throughout New York. He counts among his favorite film roles: The Bear (lead), No Fare (lead) and The Observatory (supporting). Alek works as AWI’s Studio Manager and has worked as a Production Manager and Chief Advisor to the Director of AWI. Working on another project with Daniel Masciari, and acting alongside the rest of the talented cast of Stationed At Home, is one of the projects Alek is most looking forward to in the coming year and he thanks Daniel for the opportunity.
Frank Horky is a character actor based in Ithaca, New York, with over 40 years of experience performing on stage and in film. His theatre credits include Evil Eye Fleagle in “L’il Abner,” Louie in “George M” and Blore in “Ten Little Indians”. He has performed in numerous independent and short films produced in New York State.