2022 - 23
Season

Performances

Thu - Sat 7:30PM

Sun 2 PM

at

Black Cat Cultural Center

3011-13 Monte Vista Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87106

COPENHAGEN

by Michael Frayn
directed by matt heath
 

"Copenhagen" is presented by arrangement with
concord Theatricals on behalf of samuel french inc.
www.concordtheatricals.com

 

"One night in Denmark might change history."

Jan 27 - feb 12, 2023
(Preview Jan 26. 2023)
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Copenhagen is based on a meeting between the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg that occurred in Copenhagen in 1941.
there is little to no doubt the men discussed nuclear weapons. The more powerful point might be that even if they didn't do so, men from warring countries both working on the nuclear program having a meeting would
have been grounds for treason and likely
execution had they been discovered.

matt heath 
  -Director

 

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Matt Heath is an actor and director based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose performances are frequently acclaimed as "tours de force" for his broad comic talent and transformative presentations. Matt studied theatre at Virginia Wesleyan University and has been acting and directing on stage, television, and film in New Mexico since 2007. He is known for his roles in Better Call Saul, where he played a man aggressively unhappy with his martini and Fantastic Force as the blustery Captain of an investigative force lead by a werewolf.

Notable stage roles include Glengarry Glen Ross (Dave Moss), The Best Man (Joe Cantwell), 'Art' (Marc), November (President Charles "Chuck" Smith) and, most recently, Laughter on the 23rd Floor (as the Sid Caesar-like Max Prince).

He is married with two wonderful children in a household abound with animals, including four pooches, two of which are rescue dogs, with always the possibility of more to come. "Some would rightly argue we have too many animals," Matt says, "I would say some of the best things in life are rescued."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jennifer Collom

JAY HOBSON
  -Werner Heisenberg

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Jay is proud to be making his Albuquerque stage debut with Actor’s Studio 66.  Before moving to Albuquerque Jay appeared on stage in Chicago, where he worked with Eclipse Theatre Company, City Lit, Cor and Unheard of Theatre Company.  He is an ensemble member with Bramble Theatre Company.  

 Jay is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and the Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship at The Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park.  He studied Political Science at Ohio State University, and currently teaches US History and Government with Albuquerque Public Schools.  He is represented by Bankston Talent Agency.  

Herman Johansen*
  -Niels Bohr

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Herman Johansen is an actor, director and writer based in New Mexico. TV credits include Big Sky, films include Dead for a Dollar and The Land. Theatre credits include The Odd Couple (with George Wendt), The Front Page, Omnium Gatherum, Fiddler on the Roof, The Master Builder, Copenhagen, American Buffalo, Free Man of Color, The Boys Next Door and Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dial M for Murder, Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Moon Over Buffalo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey and Leading Ladies. Directing credits include Keely and Du, Man of La Mancha, Our Town, Caldwell’s Bomb and Agnes of God.  

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA.   www.hermanjohansen.com

 

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.

wendy scott
  -Margrethe Bohr

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Wendy Scott is delighted to be joining Actors Studio 66 as Margrethe Bohr for this production.  Wendy is a BFA graduate of the UNM Theatre Arts Program, and is a teaching artist with The Santa Fe Opera's ALTO residency.  She has performed locally with FUSION (THE MOORS, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and many of THE SEVEN Short Work Festivals), Mother Road Theatre Company (PENELOPIAD, THE MEMORY OF WATER), Duke City Rep (THESE SHINING LIVES, ASH TREE), The Vortex (LYSISTRATA, THREE SISTERS), Albuquerque Little Theatre (AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES, ANGELS IN AMERICA) as well as Sol Arts, KA-Hootz, and the UNM Jim Linnell Festival of New Plays.

Ricky Fox
  -Stage Manager

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Ricky is new to the theatre scene and has done props and stage managed a few shows in town. He is returning to Actors Studio 66 after Stage Managing the 2022 production of Keely and Du and looks forward to more shows in the future. 

jacob lovato
  -Graphic designer

the drawer boy

by Michael Healey
DIRECTED BY mARC COMSTOCK
"False memory. Real pain."

mar 24 - apr 9, 2023
(Preview Mar 23, 2023)
Drawer Boy recalls the experiences of a young actor from a Canadian theatre group who visits the rural home of two elderly bachelor farmers to research farm life for a new play. In doing so, he/she demonstrates how storytelling can create and interpret reality and transform lives.

The Drawer Boy was originally produced at

Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto in February 1999.

 

The Drawer Boy is staged by arrangement with Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers) www.mqlit.ca and Gary Goddard Agency (Pam Winter) www.ggagency.ca

Michael Healey
  -playwright

 

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Michael Healey trained as an actor at Toronto’s Ryerson Theatre School in the mid -eighties. He began writing for the stage in the early nineties and his first play, a solo one-act called KICKED, was produced at the Fringe of Toronto Festival in 1996. He subsequently toured the play across Canada and internationally, winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play.

THE DRAWER BOY, his first full-length play, premiered in Toronto in 1999, winning the Dora Award for best new play, the Chalmers Canadian Playwriting Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award (Canada’s highest literary honour). It has been translated into German, French, Japanese and Hindi and continues to be produced regularly across North America and internationally.

Healey’s other works include THE ROAD TO HELL (co-authored with Kate Lynch), PLAN B, RUNE ARLIDGE, THE INNOCENT EYE TEST, THE NUTTALLS, ARE YOU OKAY and 1979. His informal trilogy focusing on Canadian values and politics, entitled GENEROUS, COURAGEOUS, and PROUD, met with great critical success and individually have had multiple productions. In all, his plays have won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play five times.

He has also adapted works by Chekhov, Molnar, Hecht & MacArthur, Dürrenmatt and Shaw for Soulpepper, and the Stratford and Shaw festivals. He continues to find work as an actor occasionally.

gloria

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
directed by dodie montgomery
"Not a typical day at the office."

May 26 - Jun 1, 2023
(Preview May 25, 2023)
Gloria is a dramatic comedy that examines the lives of working Americans and the dynamics in the workplace. It follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a Manhattan magazine, each hoping for a life of letters and book deals. The game changes when a seemingly humdrum day at the office becomes anything but.

TEA FOR THREE:
Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
by eric h. weinberger
& elaine bromka

Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY, INC., of Woodstock, Illinois.

    Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine bromka examine what is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States - and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? Kandyce Hughes, an award-winning actress, director, and choreographer, brings this witty, moving story to our stage, exploring the hopes, fears, and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.
 

eric h. weinberger
  -playwright


 

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In addition to TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, which he co-wrote with Elaine Bromka, who performed it off-Broadway and has toured the country with it since 2004, Eric H. Weinberger's plays include Class Mothers '68 , which starred Priscilla Lopez at Luna Stage in New Jersey and off-Broadway (Star-Ledger Award for Best New Comedy); Six Hands at Yale University and Luna Stage; The Nightwatchman at Luna Stage and with On The Rock Productions in Key West, Fla.; and three shows for children at Andy's Summer Playhouse in Peterborough, N.H. Musicals include Wanda's World, performed off-Broadway (Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical) and published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (www.wandasworldmusical.com); … And Then I Wrote a Song About It at Luna Stage and the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego (www.andtheniwroteasongaboutit.com); Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminals at Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas; a workshop production of Giant Steps, an "urbean" version of Jack and the Beanstalk, at the University of Texas at Austin; and A Dog Story at The Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, Fla. Weinberger has been producing an annual benefit for the A-T Children's Project for 20 years. Prior to writing plays, he worked in television for NBC and The Phil Donahue Show. He lives in New York City and Key West, Fla.

Elaine Bromka
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playwright & rehearsal consultant


 

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Elaine Bromka is an American actress. She is known for cowriting the one-woman play Lady Bird, Pat & Betty: Tea for Three with Eric H. Weinberger, in which Bromka portrayed First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. She is also known in film for playing Cindy Russell in Uncle Buck.

kandyce hughes
  -Lady bird, pat & betty


 

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Kandyce Hughes makes her Actors Studio 66 debut in Tea for Three. Kandyce is an award-winning actor, director, and choreographer and has been called by one reviewer, "a master class in subtlety." Some of her past roles include M'Lynn, Steel Magnolias, Lee, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Maria, Comedy of Tenors, Lily Belle, The Curious Savage, Charlotte, Moon Over Buffalo, and Elaine, Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  Kandyce is honored to be able to share the history or, "herstory" if you will, of these three prominent First Ladies; Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

Zoë Yeoman 
  -Director

 

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Zoë, a Founding Board Member of Actors Studio 66 is a working actor and member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA-The Professional Stage Actor's Union) and SAG-AFTRA (Film and Television Union). Having begun performing at a very early age, Zoë's first love has always been the theater. You may learn more about Zoë on her website:  zoeyeoman.com or follow her on IMDB.com  We bid you a hearty welcome to our theatrical home; thank you for allowing us to entertain you and we hope we see you over and over again.

tim wilkins
  -lights & sound

 

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Tim has been working in professional theater for 35+ years.  He began his career in Minnesota as an actor but quickly transitioned to Stage Managing and Technical Directing.  He was also a founding member of Child's Play Theater Company in Hopkins, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, where he was Stage Manager and Technical Director and later became Producer. Tim has served as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Company Manager, Director and Producer for theaters in Minnesota, Florida, New York and California. He has also taken out National and International tours, crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada and performing in Amsterdam, Italy, Taiwan, and Singapore.

 

Tim came to Albuquerque from Minneapolis and has worked locally for Keshet Center for Arts, Mother Road Theater Company and Aux Dog Theatre. He is excited to bring his experience and passion to help establish and develop a new home for quality and diverse theatrical productions here in Albuquerque. 

jeff jung
  - Running Crew

 

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Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Jeff is very excited to make his ABQ theatrical debut. With a love of performing and some quick wit, Jeff has quickly been able to find some familiarity in the theatre scene around His new city and couldn’t be happier. Some theatre credits include Krogstad in A Doll's House (Capital Shakes), Gary/Roger in Noises Off (Dakota Stage), The Dogman in The Shining (Fargo-Moorhead Theatre), and Amos Hart in Chicago (Sleepy Hollow Theatre).

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caldwell's bomb

 

by Bill Rogers

Member of the Dramatists

 

 

guild of America, Inc.

 

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"Politics & Poverty:

this town's fixin' to explode."

 

a dark comedy

Directed by Herman Johansen

Oct 7 - 23, 2022

(Preview Oct 6, 2022)

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(it's the summer of 2010, and a small Missouri town is dying, hemorrhaging jobs, population, and civility. Many of the people who remain are confused, frightened, and looking for scapegoats to blame for their troubles.

Several of the town’s angriest men have formed the Eagles of Liberty militia to battle those they blame for unemployment, changing demographics, and what they perceive as the conspiracy to destroy traditional American values.

(Adult language)

Press release

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From the playwright

history teaches that times of economic hardship and rapid change often breed violence. those looking for simple answers to complex questions may seek out scapegoats to blame for their troubles
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history shows that society ignores or minimizes the threat posed by such groups at its peril.

 

Bill rogers





 

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Bill Rogers is a writer and educator who has won a number of awards as a
playwright and for teaching history and English in colleges in the United
States and Australia. He has written four full-length plays, the book and
lyrics for a full-length musical, two sixty-minute plays, four ten-minute plays,
and a radio play. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and
now resides with his wife, Janet, in San Diego, California.
https://rogersbill.com

 

Meet the Team

 
cast

 

 
Jeff Dolecek

    - Earl






 

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Jeff Dolecek is thrilled to return to the Actors Studio 66 following his role as Cole in Keely and Du.  He has been on numerous NM stages including: Albuquerque Little Theater, Vortex, The Adobe, Aux Dog, American Southwest Theater Company, the New Mexico Actors Lab , most recently appearing in the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It. Jeff began his career in Chicago on countless stages and church basements after being degreed in theater from Valparaiso University.

christine grenier

    - Deena Ducey






 

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After graduating from Boston University in 2001, Christine relocated to New York City to pursue acting. She began her career as a comedic improvisational actor, performing in venues including The New York Comedy Club, The Kraine theater, and The Tank theater. In 2006, she won the Best Actress award presented by The Looking Glass Theatre for her portrayal of "Linny" in Hustlers. She then went on to work with several other NYC theater companies, performing regularly with The 52nd Street
Project and Falconworks Artists Group. Christine is now based in Southern Indiana and travels the country for work in theatre, commercials and film.

Joseph levy

    - caldwell ducey






 

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Joseph Levy is a 21 year old college student born and raised here in Albuquerque.
A long time appreciator of theater and the arts, he hasn't performed since children’s theater  - more than a decade ago. Joseph's looking forward to show y’all Caldwell, in Caldwell's Bomb.

joel daniel miller

    - Jimbo Jolley






 

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Joel Daniel Miller has been performing on various Albuquerque stages for nearly twenty years. His acting credits include roles in Trevor, Hamlet, Remembering Darwin, A Tuna Christmas, An American Daughter, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet (Vortex Theatre); Honky Tonk Hissy Fit, Sure Thing, Harvey, The Book of Will, Doublewide Texas (Adobe Theater); Rumors (ALT); The Glitter Girls, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bullshot Crummond, Circle Mirror Transformation (EMCT); The Fable Factory (Theatre-in-the-Making); and numerous others. Joel is the co-facilitator for the Albuquerque Theatre Guild's Playwright Circle, which does monthly readings of new works and scripts-in-progress by New Mexico authors.

rebecca lynn farrell
    - deena understudy






 

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Rebecca Lynn Farrell is a New Mexico based actor known for her roles in A Beautiful Nothing, Muffler Bruthlers, and Letters to a Dead Poet, among others. She started her acting journey in 2018 and is passionate about her craft. She finds inspiration from watching and learning from other actors, directors, writers, crew members and from the daily experiences life brings.

Herman johansen
    - director






 

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Herman Johansen is an actor, director and writer based in New Mexico. TV credits include Big Sky, films include Dead for a Dollar and The Land. Theatre credits include The Odd Couple (with George Wendt), The Front Page, Omnium Gatherum, Fiddler on the Roof, The Master Builder, Copenhagen, American Buffalo, Free Man of Color, The Boys Next Door and Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dial M for Murder, Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Moon Over Buffalo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey and Leading Ladies. Directing credits include Keely and Du, Man of La Mancha, Our Town, Caldwell’s Bomb and Agnes of God.  

Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA.   www.hermanjohansen.com

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cynthia thompson
    - Stage manager






 

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As a mother, Financial Assistant, and Stage Manager Cynthia feels her purpose is to help.  Her late husband’s spirit combined with a New York attitude, lets Cynthia know that she can.

Jacob dunlap
    - costumer






 

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Jacob Dunlap has been working in the theatre for over 20 years. He has worked in many areas, but is always happy to return to his true love of costuming, and working backstage with actors. 

Andrew ford
  -Technical Assistant
 


 

Andrew is a student at a local high school who is interested in the theater. He has

been assisting with the set and other behind the scenes work for Caldwell's Bomb which we greatly appreciate.

ricky fox
    - props designer





 

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Ricky is new to the theatre scene and has only done a couple shows as a stage manager. He is thankful to have this opportunity working on Keely and Du and looks forward to more shows in the future. 

vezweena paquet
    - graphic  designer





 

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Vezweena a part-time graphic designer with a degree in Strategic Communication. When she'snot working on railroad tracks, she is working on different graphic designs or her kachibis comic stripe. Vezween has worked on all forms of media prints (cards, calendars, posters, etc.), logos, and other designs for more than 10 years now.

tim wilkins
    - light & sound  designer





 

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Over the course of Tim's theatrical career he has participated in all phases of a production.  Starting as an actor he progressed to the technical side early on and has since taken out national and international tours and worked in award winning theaters in Minneapolis, South Florida, New York and California and now here in Albuquerque.  He is extremely proud to be a Founding Board member of Actors Studio 66.

linda wilson
    - scenic painter






 

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Linda Wilson moved to Abq from the East Coast in 2009 and stumbled into the theater world here via the Adobe Theater in 2011.  Since then she has worked as a scenic painter, props person, designer and even an actor in well over 60 productions.  She is thrilled to be a part of Keely and Du and to work with Actors Studio 66 on this socially relevant play.

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opening Night w/
the playwright & 2nd Birthday