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Kelly Anne lost track of Anton after college and is grateful to be reconnecting with him via The Eagle Project. Recent credits include Venus in Fur (Bootless Stageworks) and the world premiere of 'Twas the Night (Long Island Theatre Collective). She is also a writer and comedian who has performed stand-up all over the city and several regional festivals, as well as on the web series The Residuals, which was featured on BroadwayWorld.com.
Emilie Bonsant is a New York based actor who has worked with the Director & Actor Ryan Victor Pierce & lead actor Tony White in previous productions: “Romeo & Juliet,” “As You Like It” “TUG” and “Rope” to name a few, and is very happy to be reunited with both talents and this wonderful cast in “Uncle Abram - A Reconstructed Uncle Vanya .” Upcoming projects for Ms. Bonsant include a new documentary called “Vibes-Superhero’s of Sound” about the cognitive benefits of Jazz improvisation, and a film short “Wonderful,” for Mflow Productions (written & directed by Emilie Bonsant). Thank you very much in advance to our audience for supporting independent theater and the Eagle Project for this wonderful opportunity and the creatively compelling works and spirit you consistently bring to the community at large.
Mike Callahan is a native New Yorker. In 2010, happily doing voiceover in retirement,and having never been on stage, He was offered the role of Roger White in the CO-OPTheater East production of “Decadent Acts”. Well, he thought, how hard can it be?Duh! He has been working on that issue, at The Einhorn School of Performing Arts At Primary Stages. Some favorite roles include Carmine in “Staten Island Fairy Tale”, the Zombie Dad in the staged reading of Nat Cassidyʼs “Any Day Now” at the Duke, and alcoholic John Riley, in “Good Friday”, by Rick Leidenfrost-Wilson at Planet Connections. Recent film work includes “The Death Of A Memory”, “Sundays”, and “Obsidiana”. A full length audio drama, “C Rex”, is in post production.
Brenda Crawley is thrilled to be working with the cast of Uncle Vanya and the Eagle Project. Recent theatre credits include: La Madrecita in Camino Real for Columbia Stages, Denise in Waiting for Columbia Stages, Ms. Mitchell in Breaking 100, Gene Frankel Theatre, Mrs. O’Neil in The Sunshine Boys, Amateur Comedy Club, Belinda in The Messiah Complex, National Black Theatre, Luanne in First Time, Aching Dogs Theatre, Angela in The Names, The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre and Mrs. Muller in Doubt, The Gloria Maddox Theatre, T. Schreiber. Film credits include: short film The Visit and Cannes Short Film Corner nominated film Sisyphus Supper. Special thanks to director Ryan Pierce and the great cast of Uncle Vanya for their support and a wonderful working experience.
Omar Gonzalez is privileged to be part of this adaptation. He last appeared in a Double Down production of Harold Pinter's "The Celebration," and is slated to direct one of four Tennessee Williams one-act plays in a July production. He also plays the recurring in "Justice Woman" at JusticeWoman.com.
Jackie Torres is a poet, performer, writer, Afro Boricua, and mal’criada whose work seeks to utilize storytelling as a method for personal healing while simultaneously demanding societal accountability, transparency, and reconstruction. She is one third of the production company CRACKED BINDING, which seeks to create a platform for people of color to use personal storytelling for truth, reconciliation, and human rights education. She is also the author and a co-collaborator of IN THEORY: Notes on Home, Love, Diaspora, and Failing Adulthood, a dance and spoken word fusion about converting the pain of our past into the resistance of our future. She has written multiple pieces on Afro-Latinx identity for The Kinfolk Kollective, Voix Noire, and Simone Digital. Jackie will be attending Baruch College in the fall to study Journalism and Creative Writing as well as Pan-African Studies, and hopes to cultivate a collective artists’ space some day in the future. Subscribe to her podcast, IN THEORY: Unpacking the Politics of Petty on Soundcloud, and follow her on Instagram (@jackieines) for updates on new projects and pieces.
Tony White (Director) From classics to original works, he has enjoyed appearing and directing in a variety of off-off Broadway venues. He has enjoyed playing Rupert in Rope, Edward in Spike Heels, Deacon Crow-for-a-day in Tambourines to Glory (nominated best supporting actor 2003 Tiffany Awards), and Reverend Drum in Gods Trombones (nominated best actor 2004 Tiffany Awards). Represented by Carson Kolker Innovative, & Avanti Talent.
Albert "Abby" Ybarra, L.A. Touring Company “We tell Stories”, L.A. Musical “Forgotten Hollywood”. “Manahatta”, Public Theater NYC. "Sliver of a Full Moon”, Washington DC, “Wood Bones”, Abingdon Theater NYC, “Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers”, Rasmussan Theater DC, and "Beyond Eden”, Arena Theater DC. Abby stared on “Mr. Belvedere, recurring rolls in “Santa Barbara”, General Hospital”, “Days of Our Lives”, and “Generations”. Emmy nominated “Nicaragua Under Siege”, CBS Affiliate Sacramento CA.