Stella Adler and AAPEX Present Mike Oatman's THE CHITLIN THIEF 5/15 (NYC) — Mike Oatman , Stella Adler , The Chittlin Thief — AAPEX

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Stella Adler and AAPEX Present Mike Oatman's THE CHITLIN THIEF 5/15 (NYC)

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will present a reading of Mike Oatman's stunning new comedy


on Thursday, May 15, at 7pm.

The reading will be directed by AAPEX artist

Benard Cummings,

who is an instructor at the Conservatory.

It stars:

Duane A. Robinson

Mr. Robinson's stage credits include Classical Theater of Harlem's Ain’t Supposed to Die A Natural Death (Sweet Daddy), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Folger Theater's (Washington D.C.) King Lear (Edmund),

Turtle Shell Prods' (NYC) Five Guns, Four Bullets (Joshua), Heads-Up (Grey), LifeDome Theater's (NYC) Christmas at The Murphy’s (Jim), Stella Adler Studio's (NYC) Angels In America (Belize/Mr. Lies), The Dybbuk (Man), Tartuffe (Tartuffe), Marat/Sade (Marat), A Gaggle of Saints (John), The Philadelphia (Marcus), La Ronde (Husband), The Producers Club Open Admissions (Calvin). Television credits include: As The World Turns (CBS) (Officer Williams). Film credits include: Inside Joke Productions' How to Make it in N.Y. for Only $15 a Day (Chris). Vocie Over: UNICEF: PAHA (Narrator #1)
(Principled Approach to Humanitarian Action)

Jeremy Stuart

Stage credits include leading roles in Rinne Groff's LIFT-OFF at Provincetown Playhouse, ASCENSION DAY with Ving Rhames, Arthur French, and Andre DeShields at Hudson Guild, FLATBUSH FAITHFUL with Chazz Palminteri at Judith Anderson Theater, HARVEST at AlchemyTheatre/Theater Row, EDWARD 2 at NY Fringe Festival, Gary Richards' STAG at Studio 3. As a member of Circle Rep Lab, RIVERS AND RAVINES and HIRE THE MAN. Founding member of Gary Garrison's FIRST LOOK THEATER COMPANY. Extensive work with Tony Randall at NATIONALACTORS THEATER for Young Audience Outreach program. Television, recurring roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and GUIDING LIGHT. Longtime and devoted student of Michael Howard and Uta Hagen.

Michelle Baldwin

Michele Baldwin has currently completed the feature film, Betrayal: Sins in High Places, presently being pitched to HBO, where she portrays the lead character, Doris. Michele has also completed the TV pilot, Paris Nevada, as the principal character, Lorette, which is being shopped around for pick up. In addition, Michele portrays a supporting character and a principal character on two web series. Michele presently studies at Black Nexxus and also via private coaching. Some credits: Visions Tour Group; Visions, Southern Belles, Bram Stroker’s Dracula, Venus the Mystic Psychic, Girlfriends… Film: Push, The Blood and the Body, Pitter Patter, A Veteran’s Life… TV: One Life to Live, All My Children, Law and Order SUV… and several commercials. With a purposeful focus and steadfast drive, Michele will not be stopped, surely a “Star Rising” to lookout for!

Constance Parng

Constance Parng will be appearing in the upcoming Inwood Shakespeare Festival this summer and will also be joining the Between the Lines production of From Auction Block to Hip Hop. She has performed with Second Generation at the Public Theater, Turtle Shell Productions, Theatre Nebula, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's apprentice company. As a playwright, her work has been produced in the 8 Minute Madness Festival and staged by Core Theatre. She is a recipient of the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts Gold Award in Writing, and a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. BFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Dramatic Writing.

Chantal Thuy

Chantal Thuy stage credits include Teesri Duniya Theatre's Untold Stories (Montreal), Lysistrata (Montreal, Concordia University), Stella Adler Studio's (NYC) Angels In America (Harper), Children's Hour (Karen/Martha), Dolores (Dolores), Danny and The Deep Blue Sea (Roberta), This is Our Youth (Jessica). Film and Shorts include The Fuzz (Hawaii, Short Indie), The Bump (San Francisco State University), Alex, Vampire Slayer (High Resolution Production), and Between the Folds (Concordia University). Chantal Thuy is currently completing a 2.5 year Conservatory program at Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC)and has graduated from San Francisco State University (San Francisco) and Concordia University (Montreal) with a BA in TV, Film Studies and Theatre.

Fredric Michaels

Acting career started in 1997 when he became a member of The American Theatre of Harlem (ATH). Since then Michaels has worked as actor and technician on such productions as A Street Car Named Desire, The Colored Museum, Bus Stop and Work Day. Michaels is also currently featured in the soon-to-be-released independent film Betrayal and webisodes of Live Mansion (to be released in conjunction with the film) and True Love.

Mr. Oatman is playwright in residence at KARAMU HOUSE in Cleveland. In addition to his position as resident playwright, Mike is also creative director of Karamu's Gaslight series, which mounts workshop productions, and is the interim director of Karamu's TOPS educational program, which sends shows out to the schools.

THE CHITTLIN THIEF received it's premiere reading at Mocha Hut in Washington, DC in October 2007.

Inquiries should be directed to Jaz Dorsey, Dramaturg, The African American Playwrights' Exchange (AAPEX) at or by calling 615-837-8777

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