Rolando Chusan is the creator of “The Roundtable.” He performs as Sir Lancelot in the piece, as well as co-directs. In this time of crisis he believes that live performance can still be a ray of light in otherwise trying times. He’s had the time of his life creating, and collaborating with this incredible ensemble, and hopes that you’ll join us on this adventure. He is a graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts, Hunter College, and Maggie Flanigan Studio. Acting credits include,”CATF’S “Support Group for Men,” Amazon’s “Modern Love,” “Columbia University’s “Lucha Libre,” and Labyrinth Theater Company’s “2019 Barnyard series."
John performs as Sir Gawain in the piece, as well as co-directs. He is incredibly grateful and excited for the opportunity to bring this project to life during this precarious time and collaborate with such gifted actors and artists. Recent theater credits include: Measure for Measure (XX Theater), As You Like It (XX Theater), Strange Animals & Plastic Figures (NY Theater Festival), Love in the Time of Layoffs (Onomatopoeia Theater). John graduated from Maggie Flanigan Studio and Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in NYC, and holds his MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theater Company. email@example.com
OFF-BROADWAY: Perfect Arrangement; London Wall [Drama Desk Nomination]; The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd [Drama League Nomination]. REGIONAL: Olney Theatre: Labour of Love[Helen Hayes Nomination]; The Shakespeare Theater Company: Beaux Stratagem, Merchant of Venice, The Panties, The Partner and The Prophet; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Richard II (Richard II); Studio Theater: Hedda Gabler (Hedda); Baltimore Center Stage; Barrington Stage; ACT; The Guthrie Theater; Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Jessica Lara Bentley has loved every second of collaborating with this team and her mates from across seas. Jessica is currently studying her BA in Acting at NIDA in Sydney, Australia and before this studied at the MFS in New York. She has a background in dance and movement. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ephraim Birney spent half of 2019 in the greater DC area, first performing in Studio Theatre’s four-times-extended production of Admissions, and then in Shepherdstown, WV, as the titular role in CATF’s Chester Bailey. Off Broadway credits include Good Person Of Szechuan at LaMama Theater and the Public Theater. Ephraim’s TV credits include Gotham, Are We there Yet? and The Americans. His short film A Quick Little Pow Wow premiered at NYTIFF in early February, and his one act play Playing Opossum has its first staged production at NY Summerfest this October. He has never done a Zoom reading before, but imagines it’s not all that different from Skyping his extended family. email@example.com
Juan Arturo is very excited to appear as Sir Galahad and participate in such a creative new form of theater. Recent theatrical credits include: Support Group for Men (CATF); Buffalo, Buffalo (Exquisite Corpse Co.); and Salty (Lyra Theater). Recent TV and Film credits include: Blue Bloods (CBS); The Good Wife (CBS); Shadows (Official TriBeCa Selection, 2020) which was nominated for Best Short Film for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival; and Among the Beasts (2020). Juan studied at Rutgers University at the Mason-Gross School of the Arts where he graduated with a BFA in acting, and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Brandon E. Burton. Regional: Macbeth, Richard II, Antony and Cleopatra (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Yale Theater: Othello (Othello), Henry 6 pt. 3 (York, George, Bona), Marty and the Hands That Could (Mike Money), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sigmund Freud, St. Thomas). Brandon is excited to endeavor on this journey of quarantined medieval artistry! MFA: Yale School of Drama. firstname.lastname@example.org
Omar is excited to play Sir Kay in Roundtable! He was last seen on TV in the Blacklist this past fall. Also his TV credits include “Shades of Blue”.He was Jackie in Stephen Adly Giurgis’ “The Motherfucker With the Hat” as “Jackie” Directed by Peter Jensen at T. Schrieber Studio. During his summers he works to pass on the arts and give voice to a younger generation at Ironbound Enrichment programs in Newark, NJ. Omar is currently working on a script about the Financial Crisis of 2008 titled American Sons. Dedicated to my Mom who passed away on April 8th. I'll break all the legs for you Ma!
Liam is a recent online graduate from the Juilliard Drama Division. He’s thrilled to be a part of The Roundtable alongside 9 H.U.G.S. and for the opportunity to explore this uncharted online medium. Favorite roles include: Sergei Maxudov in Black Snow, Silvius in As You Like It, Baz in A Bright Room Called Day, and Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleopatra. email@example.com
Lou is an actor and voice actor who voice Billy Grey in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony. He appeared in the TV shows such as Hack, Oz, Kidnapped, Law & Order, NYPD Blue and New York Undercover
Maggie is an Actor/Playwright, and proud Cuban-American. Founding member of LAByrinth Theater Company, member of Ensemble Studio Theater: EST, and WAW, WomanArtistWriters (Dorset Theater Festival).Most recently she was part of 24 Hour Plays Viral Monologues, as Blanca, by Micahel Garces, now playing on Instagram. Theater Credits: Nora, A Doll’s House Part Two, The Longwharf Theater, Dir. Will Davis, Marisol in NYLON, by Sofia Alvarez (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Dir. Knudd Adams. GOD in GOD SHOWS UP, by Peter Felicia @The Playroom, Dir. Christopher Scott. Delia in Devil of Choice, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, Assembly Hall. Florence, Dutch Heart of Man, The Public Theater, St. Monica, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, also at The Public Theater. Dir. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, EST, Asking4Trouble Festival 2019, Signature Theater, Between Riverside and Crazy. TV: High Town, The Path, Smash, Law&Order SVU. Find more @ maggiebofill.com or IG @ maggiebofillita. firstname.lastname@example.org
Producer, Technical Director, Website Designer
Angela has seen this play play grow from a simple thought, into something special. As technical director and with her experience in theatre and remote work, she hopes to bring something special to those who need some art. I have had a thrill designing the sound cues, transitions, website and more!
Producer, Production Manager
Ashley Versher she is a New York-based artist and graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio Acting Conservatory. As an actor, her recent theater credits include Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet with Shakespeare in the Woods. She also appeared in several short films and award-winning web-series, Home, Orange and #LoveMyRoomie. Ashley has worked behind the scenes, contributing to the short film Spot: A True Period Piece as Associate Producer, which was accepted to the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. She has had the pleasure of working as a Guest Director with the creators of the Emmy-nominated digital series Tough Love on their newest series Pillow Talk. Fun Fact: Ashley is a classically trained violinist and trained in movement-based physical theater and devised ensemble work.
Brian Hazan is a Producer of the Roundtable and is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew!
Abie Sidell is a Queens, New York based filmmaker. With his production company Radical Rhinoceros Pictures, Abie has directed award-winning short films, music videos, and branded content for clients including Marvel and Facebook. He moonlights as a personal chef to his roommates.
Oriana S. Lineweaver is a multidisciplinary artist— actress, costume designer and illustrator. She graduated with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing from Hunter College and later attended the two year Meisner program at the Maggie Flanigan Acting studio. Her acting credits include: Bianca (Othello, Davenport Theatre), Anna (Loving Anna, Film), Izzy (Heredamos Nada, The Tank). Some of her design credits are; Into The Woods (Davis Shakespeare Company), The Time Of Your Life (Kaye Playhouse) and is currently the designer and costume teacher at the Barrio Raices Summer Program. You can find some of her illustration work in Para Adolescentes, Premenopausicas y Especialistas de la Salud: Cuentos by Zaida Corniel. For more info or to get in touch check out her website orianasophia.com
Danae is a trained actor and an alum of Maggie Flanigan Studio as well as a full time model and alum of Coco Rocha Model Camp. She is also an Instagram and TikTok influencer empowering others with self-love!
Andres is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been seen at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Dixon Place, The Tank, the People’s Improv Theater, and NYU. He is in residence with Primary Stages as a recipient of the Latinx Playwrights Circle Inaugural Intensive Mentorship. He received a BFA from NYU Tisch and the Chair’s Award in Dramatic Writing.
Ronaldo Chusan is an incoming college student who found his first time as a Production Assistant so much fun that he’s decided to take on the mantle of Technical Assistant during this production. As an amateur tutor, his favorite means of procrasination is thinking of physics lessons that’d be fun to teach.
Social Media Manager
Tina is the Social Media Manager of The Roundtable. She's a lifelong lover of all things theater and is thrilled to be a part of such a talented and passionate team!