Artistic Director Crystal Field
The Theater for the New City
By: Sam Shepard
Lance Reneker- (Lee)
Calum Bedborough- (Austin)
Matt Ludwig- (Saul Kimmer)
Natali de Assis- (Mom)
A New York Theatre Academy Production
Directed by Michael Luggio
Lance D. Reneker- is a kid from Pennsylvania who journeyed out west to Los Angeles after high school where he began his acting career studying at the Carter-Thor Acting Studio. He now resides in the beautiful city of New York where he is coached under Michael Luggio. He has credits in Film, Theatre & Commercial. Most Recent work is the lead in "SWING" a short film. ~"We give characters Life and give that Life to the people, what connects them is Imagination"
Calum Bedborough- is an actor and write based in New York. Originally from England, he moved to Wisconsin at the age of 9 and has since Americanized. His most recent credits include Boland in Dogfight, and M in Cock. He holds a BFA in acting from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He will be an acting apprentice in the upcoming Actors Theatre of Louisville 2017-2018 season. Visit his website at www.calumbedborough.com.
Natali de Assis- is an actor and singer based in New York, with credits in theater, film, voiceover, commercial, and PSA projects. Her most recent credits include Rosannah in Brilliant Traces at Theater for the New City, the lead for Wallace (a short film), the lead for C Rex: An Audio Drama, and was a supernumerary with the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Romeo et Juliet. She holds a BA in theater from the University of Oregon. She is represented by True Model Management. You can visit her website at www.natalideassis.com.
Matthew Ludwig- has studied acting for a few years with Michael Luggio. You may have previously seen him running lines on the subway or if you accidentally opened the wrong door at Shetler Studios.
Michael Luggio- has taught acting and directed plays both in New York and Los Angeles at The Third Street Theatre, The Theatre for the New City, La Mama, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Actors Playhouse, The Center Stage Theatre, The Professional Method Actors Studio, The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Michael believes that the most important attribute one can teach is development for the actor. Understanding their craft. Utilizing the emotion, the imagination, the place and their senses within the work. I concentrate on the classics, as well as the contemporary works. Michael continues to work with, mentor and coach many of the industry's most respected actors on location, one-on-one, as well as in his classes. He works with both Domestic and International actors, helping them achieve work and exposure. Students come from around the world to learn, discover, and sharpen their craft. I would personally like to thank Crystal for her consistent support of the New York Theatre Academy our actors and the arts. The performing arts are an essential medium to inspire our youth. (Please make a donation of your choosing to the Theatre for the New City on your way out, so we may continue to support the writers, directors and the actors who bring us joy)
Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
July 13, 14 and 15th