Virtual Benefit Reading for:
THE INNOCENCE PROJECT
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Directed by RANDOLPH CURTIS RAND
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2020
6:30pm: LIVE MUSIC by Eric Powell Holm
Every other Tuesday for the rest of the calendar year, BEDLAM will be presenting live virtual play readings in an effort to raise funds and awareness for the #BlackLivesMatter movement and associated organizations working toward eliminating race-based discrimination.
We pledge that all proceeds will go directly toward these efforts.
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The innocence project
Lyndsey anderson (nurse/ensemble)
Lyndsey is a professional theatre and film actor and founding member of BREAD Arts Collective, a popular NYC-based theatre company. On primetime tv, she has appeared in Quantico, Forever and Blue Bloods. Lyndsey portrayed Pangloss in BREAD’s most recent production of Candide. Lyndsey is one-half of the performance duo Lewis & Anderson. lyndseyanderson.com, breadartscollective.com, @lewisandanderson
Nathan malin (lucius)
Nathan Malin Acting credits include Admissions (SpeakEasy), The Crucible (u/s, Bedlam), Vanity Fair and The Happy Prince/Matchless (u/s, Underground Railway Theater), 1984 and The Lathe of Heaven (Boston University), Maura Dunne (The Poets’ Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Much Ado About Nothing (Boston Theatre Company), and was a production intern on Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet (Bedlam). He is currently pursuing a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University, and trained at Shakespeare & Company.
rajesh bose (titus andronicus)
Regional and Off-Broadway favorites include: The Crucible (Bedlam Theatre), Henry VI (National Asian American Theatre Company), Pygmalion (Bedlam), Against The Hillside (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Indian Ink (Roundabout), Oslo (St. Louis Rep), Mary Stuart (Folger Theatre), Guards at the Taj (Capital Stage), Disgraced (Playmakers Rep, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre – Connecticut Critics Circle Award, IRNE Nomination), The Who & The What (Gulfshore Playhouse), and The Invisible Hand (Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford TheaterWorks). Film & Television: “Quantico”, “Blue Bloods”, “The Blacklist”, “Elementary”, “Damages”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Madame Secretary”, “The Good Wife”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Criminal Minds”, the series finale of “The Sopranos”, and the Academy Award nominated film Frozen River.
DAVID KEOHANE (bassianus/ensemble)
David is a freelance actor, director, and arts administrator currently based in the Mid-Hudson Valley. He is a Theatre Arts graduate from Boston University, where he studied acting, directing, playwriting, and theater management. He also holds a Shakespearean acting certificate from the London Academy of Music + Dramatic Art, and has worked extensively in both Boston and Chicago.
lucius robinson (clown/ensemble)
Lucius Robinson (Clown) is a Princess Grace award-winning performer, director, writer, and teacher who received his MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater. Selected performance credits include Howie The Rookie, Love and Information (Delta Boys); The Pillowman (Manbites Dog Theater); Ruzzante Comes Home From The War (Dell’Arte Company Players); Forgive Us, Gustavito (Otherlands Ensemble) and Henry V (On Trapeze) (Fight or Flight). Lucius has trained at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA as well as with RADA and Shakespeare & Company. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University and lives in Baltimore.
Kelly klein (young lucius/ensemble)
Kelly Klein (Young Lucius) is a performer, acting coach, and producer, a founding slice of BREAD Arts Collective, and a proud IFP fellow. Credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Nat’l tour w/ Barter Theater), The Great American Casket Company (BREAD, Green-Wood Cemetery, producer and performer), Rise & Fall (BREAD, Cloud City and People Lounge, producer and performer), Candide (BREAD, Cloud City), Waiting for Lefty (BREAD, Cloud City), Let Him Eat Steak (The Barrow Group), Mountain Play (Barn Arts Collective), Forever Neverland (The Chain), and more. TV and Film credits include FBI: Most Wanted, Law and Order: SVU, Nurse Jackie, Gilmore Girls, The Jake Effect, Revolution in III Acts (Dir. Valerie Veatch), and Taking Woodstock (Dir. Ang Lee). Producer Owls & Echoes (Dir. Hope Olaidé Wilson), Producer Specretaries (Dir. Brandon Scott Hughes), Director/Producer Stranger Friends, Director/Producer Black Hole Heart, Producer PLAYdead (The Red Room). Huge thanks to Randy for asking me to be a part of Titus with Bedlam! Love to Andy, Dougie, and family. kellycallowayklein.com, callowayproductions.com
adam patterson (chiron)
Adam Patterson (Chiron) NY Theatre: CasablancaBox (HERE), The Pill (La MaMa), Reid Farrington’s Christmas Carol (ArtHouse), Island (NYSX), Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Place), Nothing Human (FringeNYC). Regional: Three Man Tempest & To Kill a Mockingbird (Burning Coal), As You Like It & Hamlet (Plimoth Players), Charlotte’s Web (Hangar Theatre). Adam holds a BFA from Emerson College and is a founding member of New Place Players (newplaceplayersnyc.com). Adam-Patterson.com.
Caroline grogan (lavinia)
Caroline Grogan is a NY based actor and teaching artist. Her theater credits includ: Bedlam’s The Crucible (Boston & NY), Mona Mansour’s Beginning Days of True Jubilation directed by Scott Illingworth, Chuck Mee’s Jesus (13th Street Rep), and Polaroid Stories (Tisch Stage Works). Caroline is also a puppeteer for Puppetsburg, the Development Director and teaching artist for the arts nonprofit, Zara Aina, and a founding ensemble member of Society Theatre. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. http://www.caroline-grogan.com
george olesky (saturnius)
Theater: Trinity Rep, People’s Light, SpeakEasy Stage, A Noise Within, Epic Theater Ensemble, Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, Gallery Players. TV: Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Little Voice, Halston, Allen Gregory. MFA Brown/Trinity.
rakeem lawrence (demetrius)
ted lewis (tamora)
Ted is a founding member of Bedlam, having appeared most recently in their production of “Uncle Vanya Romeo Juliet.” Other Bedlam productions include “Saint Joan,” “Hamlet,” “Twelfth Night,” “What You Will,” “New York Animals,” “Peter Pan” and the off-Broadway hit “Sense & Sensibility.” Additional credits: “Love’s Labor’s Lost” (Folger Theatre, directed by Vivienne Benesch), “They Promised Her the Moon” (Miranda Theatre Co., directed by Valentina Fratti), “The Tempest” (A.R.T., co-directed by Aaron Posner & Teller). Ted was also seen in the final season of HBO’s THE DEUCE.
mary neufeld (marcus andronicus)
Mary Neufeld gives credit to The Ridiculous Theatrical Company for her entry into the downtown scene. An original member of Target Margin theater company, her most recent role was Seth in their production of Mourning Becomes Electra. Happy to be here.
dan safer (choreographer)
Dan Safer is the Artistic Director of Witness Relocation and has directed/ choreographed all of their shows, ranging from fully scripted plays to original dance/theater pieces to many things in between all over the place, from the back rooms of bars in NYC to Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. Dan has collaborated extensively with playwright Chuck Mee, and WR was one of the first companies to do a Toshiki Okada play in English in the US (Five Days In March, at La Mama). His work as a choreographer has been at BAM, DTW, Danspace, Ash Lawn Opera, and many other places. In 2011, he choreographed Stravinsky’s RITE OF SPRING for Philadelphia Orchestra with Obie-winners Ridge Theater. Artforum Magazine called him “pure expressionistic danger” and Time Out NY called him “a purveyor of lo-fi mayhem.” Currently, he is faculty at MIT, after nearly two decades teaching at NYU. He got kicked out of high school for a year, used to be a go-go dancer, and once choreographed the Queen of Thailand’s Birthday Party.
Randolph Curtis Rand (director)
RANDOLPH CURTIS RAND is a theatre artist, working in design, directing, teaching, and performance. He has appeared with many artists throughout the country, and abroad, including: Bedlam, Burning Coal Theatre (NC), Joseph Chaikin, Compagnia de’ Colombari, Elevator Repair Service, Richard Foreman, The Foundry, Meredith Monk, Not Man Apart (CA) Pig Iron Theatre, The Rude Mechs, The Talking Band, Target- Margin, and The Wooster Group to name a few…AND in many institutions like, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Adelaide Festival, Carnegie Hall, The Cockpit (UK), The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, The Public Theatres (New York, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh), The Kitchen, La Mama, Lincoln Center, The Meltdown Festival (UK), Naropa University, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Acting School and Undergraduate Theatre), On the Boards, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, P.S. 122, UCLA, University of the Arts, The Walker and The Wexner, among many others.
Equiano Mosieri (Aaron)
Equiano Mosieri is honored to be part of this Bedlam virtual production. He channels survival politics as Aaron, but has been responsible for bringing to life the stoic “wisdom” of Friar Lawrence in Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet; the playful naivety of Oberon, Theseus and a fairy puppet in Actor Shakespeare Project’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; made a cup blush as Lord Byron in Phantasmagoria (Let Us Seek Death) directed by Randolph Curtis Rand which played at LaMama Theatre; was a lead in the Elliott Norton award-