Arthur T. Acuña
LIGHT DESIGN–Charles Cameron
SET DESIGN–Alex Biagioli
CASTING DIRECTOR–Danielle Diller
SPECIAL EFFECTS–Rocco van Loenen
SOUND DESIGN–Charles Greene
COSTUME DESIGN–Jacqueline Firkins
ORIGINAL MUSIC–Martin Fluger
ASSISTANT PRODUCER–Michael Mejias
WEBSITE DESIGN–Mark Harder
PRODUCERS–Sean Burke, Martin Fluger, David Macdonald
(Henri) has appeared in over 30 New York Productions, the most
recent being in "Any Friend of Percy D'Angelino" at
the West Bank. Thomas just returned from L.A. where he appeared
in Painted Ladies at the Tamarind theatre. He will be seen in
the soon to be released films "Smart Money"
and "Tainted". Tom is very glad to be working
again with Aboutface.
Marie) is delighted to join Aboutface for the nonverbal 'Jean
Marie', a welcome jaw rest after ten weeks on tour as the loquatious
lowlife Roy Cohn in Angels in America. Baker began as a teenager
on Broadway in the early 50's comedy "Bernardine", did
a stint in Korea as an army medic, returned to the main stream
in a string of Broadway plays including "Hotel Paradiso",
"The Country Wife", "Rashomon", "Silent
Night Lonely Night", "Critics Choice", "Little
Glass Clock" and many National & regional tours.
His film and TV credits include featured roles in more than 30
films and guest star chores on ""LA Law"",
""Moonlighting"" and many others going
back to early live TV.
(Etienne) has appeared this year on Broadway in "The Father"
(Roundabout) with Frank Langella; Off Broadway in The Barron Group's
"Good" (one dream) directed by Seth Barrish and in "Adonis"
(Synchronicity Space). Regionally, he appeared in "On Borrowed
Time" (Centennial Theatre Festival) and in the TV pilot ""Dear
Diary"" (Dreamworks SKG) with Bebe Neuwirth. Peter
is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse.
(Rose) regional theatre credits include "Maria"
in Yerma at Arena Stage, "Antigone" in Antigone
at the Rounhouse Theatre, and "Ophelia" in Hamlet
at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She played "Suzanne"
in Marriage of Figaro (dir. Livieu Ciulei), "Erica"
in Suburbia (dir. Ckris Grabowski), "Lily" in
Ah, Wilderness (dir. Mark Brokaw),"Mother" in
Blodd Wedding and"Woman" in Talk
to Me Like the Rain (dir. Ronvan Lieu) all at NYU, MFA '96.
(Playwright) is a graduate of Bennington College iwith an MFA
in Poetry. The Hands of Hardouin is her 3rd project with Aboutface
Theatre; her other grand guignol plays include Poisoned and Three
Masks. She wishes to thank the members of Aboutface Theatre Co.
and Forward March Productions for their constant support of her
(Director) is a graduate from Boston University with an MFA in
Directing. Since moving to New York, he has worked with Amy Pivar
directed Audience for the Actor's Corner Co. This is his second
with the Aboutface Theatre Co. and Forward March Productions and
wishes to thank them for the opportunities and the support they
in the last year.
(Janet) is wickedly delighted to be back with Aboutface after
making her Grand Guignol debut last year as the Mom in David Macdonalds
Mom? She appeared in the Boston premiere of Donald Margulies Sight
Unseen as Patricia and has performed regionally and off-Broadway
in such roles as Dana Sue Kaye in Imagining Brad, Sylvia in The
Women, Lenny in Crimes of the Heart, Lemon in Aunt Dan and Lemon,
Regan in King Lear, and Desdemona in Othello Film credits include
Home Defense, The Wedding, and Carlitos Way. She has
also appeared on television in Law & Order and Guiding
Light. Debra is originally from Kansas City.
(Bill) was recently seen at Sychronicity Theatre Group in Cerceau.
has also been seen in many shows at the T. Schreiber Studio, including
Michael Weller's Ghost on Fire He was in Progress at the Hudson
Guild, Mailman at Manhattan Punch Line, In His Own Image at Ensemble
Studio Theatre, and Hot l Baltimore at New York Rep. Nelson has
also played roles on "TRIBECA", All My Children",
"Loving" and "Another World",
and can be seen as the lead in the films "Skeleton"
and in "And The View Is To Die For". Nelson
also wrote the full length plays A Pretty Girl, and My Father's
Place, the short play Hot Date, and the screenplay "Professor
Smith", (written for Tom Hanks).
(Susan) last played Nina to Lynne Redgrave's Arkadina in Tennessee
Williams' adaptation of The Seagull , The Notebook of Trigorin,
at the Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park. At Arena Stage, she played
Vera in A Month in the Country, Nausicca and Melantho in Derek
Walcott's adaptation of The Odyssey, Beth in Dirty Work, and Fiona
in Babes in Boyland. While at the Washington Stage Guild she played
Silvia in The Game of Love and Chance, Hypatia in Misalliance,
and Claire in Aristocrats. Her TV credits include Another World
and All My Children.
(Playwright) is happy to have written for Aboutface since 1988.
plays Prison Light, just war, and many one-acts were developed
and produced by the company. In 1994, Aboutface presented the
world premiere of The Othello of Sand Alley by the Finnish poet
and playwright Eeva-Liisa Manner (translated by Austin and his
wife Aili).Austin teaches creative writing at Columbia University,
and is currently working on a
play about the 18th Century American clergyman Jonathan Edwards.
(Bella Roth) can be seen on ABC's One Life to Live where she plays
"Cassie Carpenter". Last summer she was able
to study with
Shakespeare & Company in Lennox, Mass to continue her
Charles Tuthill (Jonathon Roth) appeared Off Broadway as Jeffrey
in Paul Rudnick's
Jeffrey, and in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Richard
Greenberg's Night and Her Stars. Regionally, Charles has worked
variety of theatres, most recently as Charles Condomine in Blithe
and as Oliver in As You Like It at the Great Lakes theatre Festival,
Gerry in Dancing at Luhgnasa and Andrew in I Hate Hamlet at the
Peterborough Players. Other Theatre appearances include Repertory
Theatre of St. Louis, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre,
Repertory, The Hangar Theatre and Portland Stage.
(Director) is excited to be working with Aboutface again after
Runner and Three Masks for last year’s Grand Guignol IV.
worked with Sensible Afgangihets Theatre Ensemble in Hartford,
directed and adapted Marivaux’ Harlequin Polished by Love
here in NY.
She has worked at the NJ Shakespeare festival, the Williamstown,
(Claire) is a co-founder and Managing Director of the Aboutface
Company, and a Producer for Forward March Productions. Since 1985
has appeared in over 30 new plays developed and produced by Aboutface.
She is delighted to be returning for her fifth consecutive Grand
and hopes that this time she survives. Allison is a graduate of
University, School of Fine Arts.
(Tran Le) Mary can currently be seen on TV in commercials for
Dime Bank (directed by the Cohen brothers), MCI, Blue Cross Blue
Shield, and The
New York Times. She has done CD-roms for Stable Films and IBM,
currently in "Cybersagas" - a soap pilot for
Mary has a degree in classical voice from the Manhattan School
and also studied at the the Oberlin Conservatory for two years.
performed in recitals and operas in Chautauqua, Tanglewood (also
Bobby McFerrin) Zaragosa, Spain, and Paris. She was a soloist
New Jersey Symphony - as well as singing back-up for Simply Red.
performed roles as diverse as Solveig in Peer Gynt, Donna in Hurly
Maria in West Side Story. and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance. This
Mary's first New York Theatre production.
Gia Chau) is very pleased to be working with the wonderful people
at the Aboutface Theatre Company for the first time. He is originally
from Vietnam and also speaks fluent Chinese. He just finished
independent feature film called Arresting Gena playing the role
of a gang
leader named "Sneaky". The movie will be released in
the spring of '97.
Johnny also models for print ads and comercials and keeps an active
over career. He loves to play the bad guy, it's more fun.
(Annie) This summer, Tanya performed the role of Susy in Wait
Until Dark and Elvira in Blithe Spirit at the Heritage Rep. Theatre
She is frequently involved in projects at the Ensemble Studio
is currently in her second year at the William Esper Studios.
favorite roles include Toinette in The Imaginary Invalid, Hermia
Midsummer Night's Dream, and Florina in Mad Forest.
(Nguyen Khan &Nguyen Si Te) ("For my Father...")
Arthur, an immigrant from the Philippines, has trained and worked
in both film and theatre in the U.S. for the past 3 1/2 years.
Most recently he was a principal player (Pharmacist) on NBC's
"Law & Order".
(Special Effects Design and Technical Director) graduated in 1993
as a director from Eindhoven Theatre School in the Netherlands.
In school he became interrested in developing horror effects for
the stage and wrote his thesis on the subject. Before moving to
New York in '95 he directed productions like: "Oleanna",
"The Visit", "Pygmalion".
Currently he's working as a stagemanager/technician on productions
at La Mama E.T.C. and is glad he can be a part of this project.