…shouting “Theatre!” in a crowded fire….
The EndTimes Resident Company is a talented collection of actors, directors, musicians, dancers, designers, and writers committed to producing the very best theater possible …
Or die trying.
Russell Dobular (Artistic Director)
is a New York native, born and raised in Flushing, Queens. His plays have been presented in New York, and Los Angeles, and he has directed several dozen productions, including Backseats and Bathroom Stalls, Angel Shit, The Godling and Smart. Mr. Dobular also served as the founding Artistic Director of the Horse Trade Theater Group, from 1997-2000.
Leal Vona (Associate Artistic Director)
Leal Vona has written, directed, and performed in dozens of productions with numerous different theatre companies during his four-year career in the NY theater scene. Most recently he’s performed as Dollawise in Stephen King High School: The Musical! both in NY and LA, Leno LaBianca and Vincent Bugliosi in MANSON: The Musical!, Larry the Lab in The Amoralists’ Happy in The Poorhouse, Norman Arbuthnot in the NY premiere of Rising Sun Performance Company’s The Last Supper, and as X in The Godling, which was awarded “Best Production” at the 2009 SF Fringe. His directing credits include Vignettes for The Apocalypse,and Naked Holidays with EndTimes Productions, as well as “Encounters” (in a non-lucid state) with Rising Sun Performance Company. Leal has also had his two short plays, No One Enjoys Christmas More Than Hitler, and Seed, produced on the NY stage. Leal also performs as a Super at the Metropolitan Opera, and occasionally does just about everything you can do with a computer, except anything illegal — despite what you may hear, or be told repeatedly.
James Neggie (Executive Producer)
Hails from Queens where his strict Catholic upbringing left him with a morbid obsession with the idea of eternal damnation. To sublimate this trauma James sought solace in comedy, music, and gourmet food. To this end he is a proud graduate of the conservatory program of the Second City, he is an accomplished Highland Bagpiper, and he suffers from a pronounced chafing problem.
Jenna Dempsey (Production Coordinator)
Melinda Prom (Marketing Director)
Chris Johnston (Fundraising)
Serena Miller (Musical Director)
Serena Miller has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the University of the Arts and is pursuing a Master’s in the art of living in general with an emphasis on NYC.
After discovering a love of singing in church musicals and accepting Jesus as a bonus, Serena picked up the cello at eight and thought it was a bit heavy- but was too embarrassed to say so. She thrived in her public school string program and played the role of Moses to great critical acclaim before a gathering of three hundred. Her favorite NYC roles include Cricket (A New Game), Lucentio (The Taming of the Shrew), and Marta (Easy Outs); where she played a childlike figment of the mind, a man in love with a mop, and a German barwench/’mistress of the black market’ in style, respectively.
Serena acknowledges the cotton gin as one of the most significant inventions in the history of man and is afraid of the dark. She loves to play the cello and feels triumphant; for at this point, she has found something that Bono could not.
Matthew Glogowski (Assistant Musical Director)
Tiffany Herrioett (Choreographer)
Born in South Jamaica, Queens, Tiffany Herrioett began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, she was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. Oh, wait— that‘s 50 cent. Tiffany Herrioett currently teaches tap and ballet to little people (aka children) at Millennium Dance in Harlem, NY. With over a decade of training, she has previously performed at Madison Square Garden as a member of the St. John’s University Dance Team, and has performed as part of Walt Disney Magic Music Days. This is her first time as sole choreographer for a production. She would like to thank Russell for the opportunity, as well as her mom, who supported her by paying “1 million dollars” to facilitate her rigorous training. She would also like to thank the cast for their amazing hard work, and her very significant other, Colin, for his Ghandi-esque patience during the rehearsal process.
Sarah Schoofs (Prop Master)
Sarah, an orphan whose only friends were her doll Emily Marie and, later, her dog Sandy, escaped from the Dickensian orphanage and made her way to NYC with pluck, hard work and a cheery disposition. She later met Oliver Warbucks, who has aided her financially in her pursuit of one awe-inspiring acting career. She has since been successful with credits including ‘Christian Girl who starts orgy’ & ‘Naked Super Woman’ in past Endtimes Productions’ Naked Holidays 2009 & 2010 as well as wrapping on the her second feature ‘Alone’. She would like to thank Punjab for always keeping it real. www.sarahschoofs.com
Sarah Pencheff (SFX Coordinator)
Sarah Pencheff is an actor, teaching artist, writer, FX make-up artist, costumer, and part-time dilettante who will do just about anything in exchange for your eternal gratitude, and possibly the soul of your first born child. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance (and Spanish!) from Goucher College, an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU… and more student loan debt than the annual budget of Lichtenstein. She first stumbled down the Endtimes rabbit hole in Vignettes for the Apocalypse V, followed shortly thereafter by Naked Holidays 2012. Other credits include Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Space Cats (coming soon, we swear!), and the ubiquitous Celebrity Ghost Stories, (because, really, who hasn’t been on that show?).
Stefan Bensaid (Sound Design)
Robert Gonyo (Sound FX)
Alinca Hamilton (Video Production)
Anthony Mead (Photographer)
Anthony holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Florida and, more recently, a Two-Year Certificate from Maggie Flanigan Studio. He is thrilled to be working with the fine folks at EndTimes and is grateful for this opportunity.
Alessandro Colla (The Cavalry)
Alessandro Colla is an alumnus of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, and Boston University. Theater credits include: Luis Felipe in BOMBERS’ ROW (2007) Trinculo in THE TEMPEST (06), Loophole in FRIENDLY FIRE (05), and Speedracer in POLAROID STORIES (05). Film credits: Gaspare in HBO Original VENDETTA (99)
Spin Cycle NYC (Public Relations)
The EndTimes Bunker:
Matthew Kreiner (Artistic Director)
In addition to his work with the company as the Managing Director, company director, Treasurer, and voice of stone cold reason; Matthew has also worked as producer and/or various creative positions with Rising Sun Performance Company, The Actors Company Theatre, Boomerang Theatre Company, No Monkey LLC, and Theatre for the New City. Matthew also created and worked the improvisation workshop, Freedom Instinct Theatre, from 2008 – 2010. He is a two-time Serling award winner for his 2009 production of Spoken For and an Aggie for Outstanding Directing for his production of The Friend. Matthew also has a side job working as a well accomplished lover.
Megan Lee (Assistant Artistic Director)
As a recent escapee from the great state of Texas, Megan is thrilled to be in New York and working with End Times Productions. She has a BA in Performance Studies (and English!) from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and most recently studied at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Favorite theater credits include: Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing; Emily Webb, Our Town, and Mechele in End Times own Hope Rd. She looks forward to this collaboration of creativity, insanity, and any other “ity’s” she can think of.
Cheri Paige Fogleman
Cheri Paige Fogleman is amazed. Who knew a little air guitar and a rendition of Proud Mary at the Manson audition would lead to this? Super happy. Cheri is a graduate of UNC School of the Arts and of the Maggie Flanigan Studio and has been seen acting on lots of stages in NY and lots of fun indi films AND dancing with many modern dance companies including Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Aynsley Vandenbrouche Movement Group). Recently she’s been hard at work on a new webisode: HOT MESS…www.shesamess.com. cheers! www.cheripaigefogleman.com
Chris Cornwell is originally from Austin, Texas and holds a B.F.A. in acting and directing from Texas State University. He most recently played lead guitar, and appeared as John Lennon in the EndTimes production of “Manson the Musical”. He also plays guitar and sings in the blue grass band The Two Gents. For music and acting clips visit www.chriscornwell.net
Alexander Dunbar- is a New Yorker with his heart in Texas, his bed in Brooklyn, and his left hand petting one of his cats. He started his training in Texas, where he developed a penchant and skill for stage combat (and hanging from chandeliers, in particular). Following his NYC relocation and graduation from AMDA in 2004, Alex has stayed busy co-starring with Chinese-food loving felines, working with our nations elderly, to Dreaming in the Mid Summer Night. He’s thrilled for the ongoing chance to prove to his family they didn’t waste their time or money. Hehehe.
Marek Sapieyevski performs as an actor, singer, and musician in a wide variety of genres and has award winning credits in productions including San Francisco Fringe Festival, Planet Connections Festivity NYC, and EndTimes’ very own Vignettes for the Apocalypse. Many of his roles have incorporated musical instruments into character work, including a jazz banjo infused Bertram Rogers in a revival of the 1920′s comedy Six Cylinder Love, a boogie-woogie piano pounding DJ in Menny and Mila (an original musical that debuted in the NYC fringe), and various instruments/characters in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. When only partially in character, Marek is the banjo player for internationally touring mariachi/bluegrass fusion group Rana Santacruz and the pianist/harmonica player for NYC honky tonk band The Crevulators. He is also the Assistant Musical Director at EndTimes Productions, and is an endorsing artist for Deering Banjo Company. www.marek-actor.com
Kevin Paul Smith
Kevin first came to EndTimes in their politically correct thriller Manson: The Musical! and hasn’t looked back since. Before coming to this high society theatre club he could have been seen around the city in Antigone at Manhattan Rep or Boys Just Wanna Have Fun at the Actors Playhouse. A gypsy of the America Stage, he has traveled from city to city performing at various theaters in shows a lot like West Side Story, Grease, Footloose, Gypsy, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. In his spare time he likes to play with swords and chase people around the park (not necessarily at the same time.)
Melissa started her career as a dancer recieving her BA from Point Park Conservatory in Pittsburgh. With her degree in hand she headed to NYC and started auditioning, she was seen throught the city in various showcases and dance productions until the European tour of GREASE swept her to The Neitherlands where she played the role of Ms Lynch. Upon returning back to the city all she wanted to do was act…she headed to the William Esper Studio where she spent two years studing Meisner technique and she’s been working ever since. Some of her most recent work was seen in NAKED HOLIDAYS, COFFEE TAWK, TWISTED and FOREVER ENDEVOR. She is a two time Serling award winner for best supporting actress for her roles in LICK THE BOOT and DORTHY AFTER OZ. She is also a proud founder of The Collective.
Kerstin completed her theater studies at UC Santa Cruz. She took the last year to participate in a theater internship in London. Finally she took the big move to New York to pursue acting. She is enjoying the beginning to an exciting new career.
Judy Merrick. ‘Nuff said.
Meghan Sinclair is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts with a BFA in Drama. While attending NYU, Meghan also trained at the Stella Adler Studio and also performed in several productions. She has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild since 2004. She has also studied at the Shanghai Theater Academy in Shanghai, China. While she was in China, she studied Chinese opera, movement, and the Mandarin language. Her training has also included study at the Piven Theater in Chicago where she was involved in multiple stage performances. Her Chicago training also included on-camera training at Act One and advanced training in improvisation. Her recent work includes a series of national television spots for Walgreens. She can also be seen on Lifetime TV’s “Health Corner” where she hosts weekly health and wellness segments titled “Twenty Something.” Meghan’s recent stage credits include “Happy Hour” at the 45th Street Theater. She also appears regularly at the New York Comedy Club and the Broadway Comedy Club, and is a member of the improvisation groups “Grown Up Playground” and “Mothballs”.
Tony Macy-Perez’s recent Off-Broadway productions of “Social Security” and “Days of Wine and Roses” and a successful run of “Sex on Trial”. His play “Requiem for a Life” was recently published and is now being optioned as a film. He would like to thank his incredible cast for making this show such a wonderful experience. He can be reached at Tonezone78@aol.com
Jamie King was born and raised in Port Townsend Washington. He holds a BFA in Theatre from New York University where he attended the Stella Adler Conservatory, the Experimental Theatre Wing and the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam. Since graduating, he has appeared in numerous plays, a few favorites being “Jabu” with Elizabeth Swados, “Limitless Joy” with Josh Fox and “Veritas” at Columbia University, as well as many independent and student films.
Screenwriter, playwright, comedy magazine writer, background in improvisational & stand-up comedy, actor in films, television, radio, and stage. Chosen as the Playwright in Residence for EndTimes Productions in NYC, Steve continues to write plays for this daring production company. Steve has several screenplays in development and just recently optioned his feature length motion picture screenplay “Journey to the Strip Mall.” His work as a playwright and screenwriter continues to be produced in New York and Los Angeles. “Happy Saturdays” (a play about theme restaurant workers) performed a 7-year run on various New York stages and was the very first play to appear at Caroline’s on Broadway. Steve was a writer for the nationally released interactive movie “Ride For Your Life,” he wrote for 15 years for the nationally syndicated comedy publication Cracked Magazine, and was the on-air host for the television program “Your Internet Show” seen in over 4 million homes daily. You can see videos of Steve’s work and find out more info at www.HappySaturdays.com