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Introducing our 20th Anniversary Celebration Digital Showcase

Join us this June as we present short plays, scenes, and monologues performed by our amazing group of Actors.

June 26th at 8pm.

Ticketing open now!

Featuring:

Carole Blane, Thomas Edward, Tanee Forbes, Susan Giganti, Tim Gordon, Ken Kalczuk, Diana Loy, Jesayra Ocasio , Brother Simpson, David A. Tumarkin, Teresa Vignau, Adrienne Waters

Directed by Bob Carter

With Selections From:

Summertree by Ron Cowen | Across the Great Divide Original Piece by Brother Simpson | On Tidy Endings by Harvey Fierstein | DMV Tyrant by Christopher Durang | WIT by Margaret Edson | Sweat by Lynn Nottage | 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog | Yoga Farts| House Arrest by Anna Deavere Smith | A Plane to Somewhere by Marcia Weston | Walking Next to Michael Brown by Eric Micha Holmes | Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan | The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky

Cast

Carole Kivett Blane

Carole is thrilled to be performing in this Showcase for Actor’s Rep with this amazing cast and wonderful director Bob Carter. A few years back, Carole rediscovered her love affair with theatre after a hiatus raising 3 daughters. She performed in high school productions, studied theatre in college, and in her early career she produced TV commercials and an independent film: The Feud. She has studied at HB Studios and the Barrow Group in New York and with Bob Carter in South Florida. Most recently, Carole played Angie in and co- produced a short film, The Cake Out. Her recent acting theatre credits include the roles of Faye Clementine Nettles in Sugar Bean Sisters; Juror #6 in Twelve Angry Jurors; Mrs. Krebs in Inherit the Wind; Melanie with a Meat Cleaver in To the New Girl; The Endo Chronicles as Eve; Sadie in A Plane to Somewhere and Sunny Jacobs in the Exonerated. She recently helped produce a virtual production of Beyond Therapy for Actors Rep.

Thomas Edward

Thomas Edward discovered acting while attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he played the role of Sibo in Ricardo Pitts-Wiley’s original Night Voices. Thomas carried that momentum into a concentration in theater arts as part of his B.S. in Environmental Engineering. After dedicating six years to Everglades restoration as an engineer for the South Florida Water Management District, Thomas launched a new career in digital marketing while investing more time into his passion for acting. With his addiction to the ocean and curiosity for the metaphysical, Thomas is often found at the beach watching the moonrise, reading Alan Watts, or studying his lines

Tanee Forbes

Tanee Forbes hails from Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to the U.S. in 2001. She met Bob Carter at The Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 2008, where Bob taught Speech and Diction, and Acting classes. She joined the Actor’s Repertory Family in 2012, when the Rep advertised a free acting workshop on Facebook.
Tanee‘s first performance at the Rep was a 10-minute short called, Anything For You, by Cate Allen, followed by several productions. Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang was Tanee’s first lead role. Other parts include Boxer Shorts #3 at the Delray Beach Playhouse; Diane/ Mary, in Sister Mary Ignatius Explained it All For You, by Christopher Durang; Jessie, in ‘night, Mother by Marsha Norman; Claire in Proof by David Auburn. Tanee was also introduced to improvisational comedy via Kat Kenny, and performed in several improv troupes with the Rep. I AM IMPROV was formed through meeting like-minded amazing talented individuals. Tanee also founded the Facebook group site, Palm Beach County Actors, which now has over 800 members, and is also administrated by the Rep’s Susan Gigante and Kat Kenny. Outside of Actors Rep.,
Tanee has done voice over work with Rain Production SoundWorks, The Japanese version of The Power Rangers, Boukengers version. Tanee’s voice can be currently heard on the Facebook Podcast series, The Naked Rain Experience, and The Naked Jam, and no, being naked is not a requirement! {Check it out wherever you get your podcasts). Tanee would like to dedicate her performance to her therapist, Shelley Stein.

Susan Giganti

Susan Giganti has been involved with community and professional theatre since she was 17 years old. She has extensive backstage experience as a stage manager, props chair, costumer, producer and director. A tiny list of her acting roles include Miriam in Beau Jest, Maria in Lend Me a Tenor, Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa. In 2019, at Maplewood Playhouse here in Florida, she played Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie. Susan received two awards from Central Park Players in Grand Haven, Michigan—a Bess Z in 2008 for her cameo as The Charwoman in A Christmas Carol, and the 2010 Phyllis Pellegrino award for Excellence in Family Theatre. She was one of two American members of Kuwait’s first Improv Troupe, The IMPROVengers! from 2012-2013. She lives in Boynton Beach with her husband John, who politely lives for a few weeks with all the characters

Timothy Gordon

Timothy Gordon‘s entrance into the world of theatre began unexpectedly in high school in upstate New York when he was asked to audition for the senior play. The audition landed him the leading role of Hank in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. After high school Tim studied acting at Syracuse Stage and experienced his first moments on a professional stage in small roles in Kismet and The Passion Play. Later Tim earned his BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa. After a few twists and turns, Tim earned a second degree in Computer Science and made a career in IT while doing his part in raising four wonderful children. After his children were grown, Tim knew his love of theatre had never waned, and two years ago, Tim joined the Master Acting Class at Bob Carter‘s Actor’s Workshop and Repertory Theatre in West Palm Beach. Since then, Tim has taken every opportunity to continue his training in the craft of acting. Over the past year Tim has played the role of Stuart in Beyond Therapy and Wyatt in the two-character play Sheepskin
as part of Actor‘s Rep’s 20-21 season. Tim offers special thanks to Bob Carter, Kelly Dennehy, and all the actors and staff at the Rep’s
Rep for their support. Outside of theatre, Tim has earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon at Palm Beach Super Taekwondo under the guidance of Grand Master Yoon and enjoys everything outdoors.

Ken Kalczuk

Ken Kalczuk‘s vision of acting as an exploration of the human condition has motivated him to seek out roles that challenge and broaden his worldview. By pursuing acting, Ken hopes to help reassert society’s tradition of oral storytelling as not just a means of entertainment but as an educational act of greater cultural and moral significance. Outside of acting, Ken is a recent graduate from FAU’s Wilkes Honors College with interests in politics, philosophy, and creative writing. He hopes to attend law school.

Diana Loy

Diana Loy taught music at Conniston then Lake Worth Jr. High. I left to be an Equity actress yet found acting better as an avocation. I work part-time {Better Business Bureau), do community theatre, Toastmasters, teach private voice in Greenacres, play keyboard and sing in my community band, the Greenacres Boys & a Babe. Some roles: Dr. Charlotte in Beyond Therapy {on Zoom), "Bea" in Other Peoples1 Money, "Give ‘Em Hell Harriet" in To the New Girl at AWRC; The Bird Woman/Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins for KWP Productions; Auntie La in The Velveteen Undertow – at PB Dramaworks; Sarah Goode in Sisters Rosensweig – at the Lake Worth Playhouse and Ann Stanley in Forty Carats, and Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel. Musical director there for Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, and West Side Story. Bob Carter & I met during Fiddler, then, I was his music director for The Apple Tree at LWPH. I’ve worked at AWRC with the Youth Actors Guild. Working with dedicated, talented artists of all ages is
demanding, exhilarating, and rewarding.

Jesayra Ocasio

Jesayra Ocasio {Vivian Bearing in WIT) is very excited to make her acting debut in the showcase production by Bob Carter‘s Actor’s Rep. Like so many, Jesayra’s entire life shifted dramatically during lock- down, leaving her to reevaluate a decade-long career against the pursuit of a passion-filled purpose. While having a deep appreciation for film and storytelling, acting seemed so farfetched for her with no formal education in the performing arts. One fateful day in November, she attended her first Acting Fundamentals class with Bob Carter and has been with the studio since, studying the Meisner technique as well as improvisation, and looking forward to classes in Speech & Diction along with future Screenwriting workshops

Brother Simpson

Brother Simpson is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. After receiving his MBA from the University of Michigan, he spent nearly 30 years on Wall Street before retiring in 2012. Upon moving to Delray Beach in early 2016, Brother took his first acting class- an intro to improv. For two years, he studied improv at Actor‘s Rep under the direction of Kat Kenny and performed at Actor’s Rep as part of a house troupe. In the fall of 2018, Brother began taking Bob Carter and Kelly Dennehy’s AWRC Sunday Evening Master Class. Brother appeared in his first production, in 2019, as Bill Coles in Other People1s Money. Later in 2019, Brother performed the multi character role of Male Ensemble 2 in The Exonerated. Most recently, in January 2020, Brother played the role of Fountainhead in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful.

David A. Tumarkin

David‘s fascination with the stage began when he saw a performance of Arsenic and Old Lace as a young boy. His burgeoning interest prompted him to join the International Thespian Society in high school and to study theatre at Brandeis University and Florida Atlantic University. David is a member of Bob Carter’s Actor‘s Workshop & Repertory Company in West Palm Beach, where he portrayed Gary in The Exonerated and Robert in a staged reading of Proof. Other roles to his credit include John Mayhew in Witness for the Prosecution and Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap at the Lake Worth Playhouse, as well as portraying Father O’Malley in the Maplewood Playhouse‘s very first virtual production, A Plane to Somewhere. A conversational Spanish speaker, David’s interests include improv, miniature painting, tabletop games, and Systema Russian Martial Art. He teaches (when his students let him) in Palm Beach County.

Teresa Vignau

Teresa Vignau received a BFA in Acting/Directing from FAU, MFA in Theatre Studies from Southern Oregon University. She studied with professional actors and designers with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her acting teachers include Frank Galati {of Broadway‘s Ragtime) and our own Bob Carter, among others. A former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Teresa founded the Saint Andrew’s Dance Company and helped design the Roberts Theatre; a 568-seat state- of-the-art theatre on the Boca Raton
St. Andrews campus. Her students have become professional actors and dancers, off-Broadway stage
managers, script writers, screen writers, film musicians and film producers, news anchors, sound and backdrop designers. She has been recognized as a Master Teacher by the University of Chicago and
Emory Honors College for extraordinary contributions to theatre education. Along with English Teacher Marilyn Peyton-Corbin, she established the ‘Shakespeare Master Class’ which she conducted for over 30 years. She was awarded The Patten Family Fellowship for "Significant Contributions by Setting an Example for Others to Follow." Teresa has worked all her life in theatre as an actor/director, choreographer and designer. She has worked locally for The Caldwell, Little Palm {both now closed) and has been seen onstage at the Delray Beach Playhouse, Lake Worth Playhouse, Bob Carter‘s Actor’s Rep and The Barclay Professional Theatre. Her favorite musical roles include Stephen Sondheim‘s Company {JoAnne) and Mme. Armfeldt in A Little Night Music and as Miss Tweed in Something1s Afoot. Non-musical favorites are Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang.

Adrienne Waters

Adrienne is thrilled to be making her debut at Bob Carter’s Repertory Theatre. Adrienne began acting at an early age, appearing in church and school plays, but was never able to complete her dream of acting on stage because of the demands of her geriatric nursing career. Now retired, she is excited about resuming her dream. She has appeared in The Barn Theatre production of The Dixie Swim Club. Adrienne would like to thank her husband Phil and her children Ryan and Brie, for all their support and patience, and for persuading her to take on the challenge!

Bob Carter

Bob Carter

Artistic Director

Bob Carter

As a director, Bob has directed productions at The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Burt Reynolds Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Cuillo Centre for the Performing Arts, Alexander H. Dryfoos High School of the Performing Arts, and many other theatres in both the South Florida area and Hawaii. While at the Burt Reynolds Institute, he worked with and trained High School students to create the Young Actors Guild, now known as The Youth Actors Guild, or YAG.

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