Cast & Crew Bios

Cast

Vinnie VINCENT PASTORE, Gene

Vincent Pastore is currently starring on Broadway in Bullets Over Broadway, The Musical.  He made his Broadway debut as “Amos Hart” in the long running hit musical Chicago. He recently appeared in the regional production of Guys and Dolls with the Indiana Symphony Orchestra as narrator “Big Julie” and as narrator “Fat Frankie” in The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream. Off Broadway credits include Lampost Reunion, Golden Boy and Italian Bred. He is the author of the full length play Wild Children which enjoyed a sold out run at the Nyack Village Theater. Recent television credits include: The Sopranos (HBO), Blue Bloods (CBS), Celebrity Apprentice (NBC), The Practice (ABC), Law & Order (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), Dellaventura (CBS), One Life to Live (ABC), Repo Man, Stealing for a Living (TLC). Made for television movies include Gotti (HBO), Witness to the Mob (NBC). Recent movies include The Family with Robert DeNiro, Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn, Oy Vey My Son is Gay, I Married a Church Girl. Other film credits include Made, The Hurricane, Jerky Boys, Two Family House, Serving Sara, Deuces Wild, Looking for Palladin, Corky Romano, This Thing of Ours, Riding in Cars with Boys, Mickey Blue Eyes, Revolver.

Joe 2 JOE FORBRICH, Eugene

Joe Forbrich comes to us by way of LAW & ORDER, where for three seasons he played the role of Detective Joe Cormack. A Chicago transplant, he is co-founder of The Shattered Globe Theatre Company, one of the most-decorated ensemble of artists in Chicago history. He had a recurring role in the CBS drama BLUE BLOODS, another in 30 ROCK on NBC, and he performed in two plays for Shakespeare in the Park with the New York Shakespeare Festival. He appeared on Broadway with Tom Hanks in LUCKY GUY, and had guest roles on THE SOPRANOS, ALL MY CHILDREN, AS THE WORLD TURNS, PAST LIFE, and on the films FREEDOMLAND, MICHAEL CLAYTON, WE OWN THE NIGHT, and the remake of THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123. He has appeared at the Public Theatre, Second Stage, Theatre For A New Audience, as well as the Steppenwolf and Goodman Theatres in Chicago.

IMDB link http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0285431/

Mickey 2 MICKEY SUMNER, Colleen
Mickey Sumner’s rapidly growing film credits include the co-starring role opposite Greta Gerwig in Noah Baumbach’s critically acclaimed IFC film FRANCES HA (2012 Toronto Film Festival, 2012 New York Film Festival and 2012 Telluride Film Festival), a cameo role as iconic rocker Patti Smith in CBGB with Alan Rickman, the lead role in MISSED CONNECTIONS (Winner of The Sarasota Film Festival Audience Award 2012, opening night film of the 2012 Gen Art Film Festival in NYC, winner of Gen Art’s Audience Award and winner of The Savannah Film Festival Audience Award), and GIRL MOST LIKELY (2012 Toronto Film Festival) released by Lionsgate. Mickey will be seen this coming year in two  independent films: Tim Blake Nelson’s ANESTHESIA, and THE MEND directed by John Magary. Mickey will be shooting the indies END OF TOUR directed by James Ponsoldt, and THIS IS HAPPENING directed by Ryan Jaffe. Sumner’s television credits include a recent recurring role in AMC’s series LOW WINTER SUN, and a recurring role in the Showtime series THE BORGIAS (Season 1).  Mickey made her Off-Broadway and Atlantic Theater Company debut in Craig Lucas’s world premiere THE LYING LESSON directed by Pam McKinnon. Other theater credits include the recent 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway, TOMORROW MORNING (HB Playwrights Foundation), HILLBILLY WOMEN and RUMSPRINGA. Born and raised in England, she currently lives in New York City, having graduated with a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in 2007.

Crew

Peter Zinn (Director) is a New York based theater director.   Off-Broadway, he’s directed Rumspringa (Bleecker Street Theater) and The Runner Stumbles (Arclight Theatre).   Other NYC directing credits include Reike on the Plains, Found, Overnight, Always, It’s Time, Numbers, and Chip Off the Moon (HB Playwrights Foundation Theatre)Holy Days, Benefactors (2011 NYIT Award nomination for Outstanding Production), Women and War, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Retro Productions).  So Long Lives This (American Globe Theatre) andSmile: A Country Rock Musical (The Deane Ctr for Perfoming Arts in Wellsboro, PA). Peter serves as Artistic Director for The Bleecker Company were he runs the new play development program which has included performances by Rosie Perez, Tom Hanks, Mario Cantone, Ralph Macchio, Chip Zien, Anne Meara and others.

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Geoffrey Pomeroy

GEOFFREY POMEROY, Screenwriter

Geoffrey is an honors graduate of the British-American Drama Academy’s Shakespeare Programme in London and Skidmore College in upstate New York where he allegedly studied acting, music theory, play-writing, and directing.
After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles and began working in the theater where an interest music also became a prominent focal point. Geoffrey found himself writing music for the theater and scoring indie films. One such film earned him the “Best Original Score” award at a small independent film festival.
His band, Please performed extensively throughout LA, and has a nifty CD entitled “Broken Little Songs”.
In January of 2010, Geoffrey made the move to New York where he could continue making poor “life” decisions on the East Coast for a while. In that time he has appeared onstage at The Abingdon Theater, PS 122, The Manhattan Rep., and The Player’s Theater.

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Stephanie Dawson, Producer Photo by Scott Yager

STEPHANIE DAWSON, Producer

Stephanie Dawson attended Miami University and graduated with a degree in Environmental Engineering Management before working for several years as an IT consultant for a Top 5 consulting firm.  She transitioned into video production in 2004 by opening her production company Eclection Media, LLC where she wrote, produced, shot and edited videos for non-profits and community organizations.  During that time, she produced a film through the 48 Hour Project.  She also shot  footage featured in the 2008 documentary SWING STATE.

After relocating to New York City in 2007, she interned for Joyce Pierpoline (TEETH) and  Alison Maclean (CRUSH). She worked on television shows MERCY, and THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE.  She produced two short films NOT ANOTHER HEIST MOVIE (2009) and HERE COMES THE BRIBE (2010) both written and directed by Joe Benedetto.  She line produced the short film A LITTLE BIT OF MORE (2010) which was shown in the 2011 Cannes Short Film Showcase. She also produced the 10-part sci-fi web series DEATH’S DOOR. Her most recent web series, SCOUT & MAGGIE, a 6-part female buddy comedy, is now available on youtube.com/scoutandmaggie. Dawson is working on producing her first feature film.

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