(Producing Artistic Director)
It was his grandfather's cousin, playwright Edward Martyn, who along with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory of Poole, founded Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Mr. Martin-Smith has been the Artistic Director of the Hudson Warehouse since its inception in June of 2004.
For Hudson Warehouse, he has directed among other plays Cyrano, Romeo and Juliet, the world premiere of a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers by Susane Lee, as well as Julius Caesar, the Warehouse's second indoor production in March 2014.
Mr. Martin-Smith has worked for years as an actor, having appeared as Egeon in the Warehouse's 2012 production of Comedy of Errors as well as Lord Hastings in Richard III, which he also directed. Most recently he appeared in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) which kicked off the 10th Anniversary Season. He then moved with the production indoors to kick off the Hudson Warehouse's 11th Season at the Bernie Wohl Arts Center. He most recently appeared Off-Broadway as Frank Deluca in The Rise of Dorothy Hale at St. Luke's Theatre and as Harrison Brent in Perfect Crime at the Snapple Theatre Center. Also Off Broadway as Angelo in Measure for Measure (Soho Rep), Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Douglas Fairbanks) and as Antyphilus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Riverside Shakespeare Co.).
He also appeared in New York as Claudius in Hamlet, the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear and as King Magnus in The Apple Cart, under the direction of David Scott, all at Theatre Ten-Ten. Other roles include Dr. Lvov in Ivanov at The Mint Theatre, Pentheus in Chuck Mee's adaptation of The Bacchae, and Lt. Charles in Renee Phillippi's adaptation of The Adding Machine at 78th Street Theatre Lab.
Regionally he has appeared in The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing both at Boston's Publick Theatre, and as Konstantine in The Seagull at the A.R.T. in Cambridge. He also appeared as Franny in Balm in Gilead, John Polk in Am I Blue, and in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond, all at the Alley Theatre Company.
Television credits include, "Law & Order," "Another World" and "Spencer: For Hire." Film credits include "Picture Perfect," "Carlito's Way," "The Clothes Line" and "Boys Night Out".
He received his B.F.A. from Tulane University and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College where he was a graduate fellow. In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Mr. Martin-Smith has taught acting at Marymount Manhattan College, St. Francis College and at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, as well as at his own studio. He is the recipient of the 'Monroe Lippman Founder's Award for Acting', and a 'Best of Boston Award' for his performance in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond.
(Assistant Artistic Director)
Susane has extensive experience in both television and stage. She began her television career at WGBH PBS in Boston where she worked on the NOVA Science Series for three years. She came to NYC and spent twelve years working as a Producer and Writer for Channel 13/WNET.
During this time, she travelled to more than 100 cities across the U.S., researching story ideas, finding experts in their field, and producing and writing one hour prime-time documentaries for PBS. Working with casting agents and attending talent showcases, she has auditioned countless actors for her series over the years. She has had the privilege of working with many talented actors including Roy Schneider, Matthew Modine, James Naughton, as well as many renown experts and filmmakers from around the world. She was the Co-Principal Investigator for two 'National Science Foundation' grants, one which awarded her $1.6 million for her multi-part PBS series.
She produced and wrote for NASA and The Heinz Center their "State of the Nation's Ecosystems Report " for the development of their PBS series. She won the 'PBS Communication Award' in 1999 as well as a Fellowship from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has been a freelance Producer, Writer, and Script Consultant on numerous television and film projects over the years and continues to be. For a longer list of her television credits, 'click here.'
Susane is a Lifetime Member of the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and, starting six years ago, produced and directed their popular 'Screenplay Reading Series.' Working closely with NYC casting agents and professional actors, she has directed these works on stage at both the JCC on the Upper Westside and at Lincoln Center's Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.
Susane also started the WGAE's 'Writing Mentoring Program' in 2006, enlisting the Guild's members as mentors. For the pilot program, she worked with an organization for foster children. The teenagers wrote radio dramas which were broadcast on public radio WNYC. The Writing Mentorship is on-going today. Susane also led writing workshops in NYC public high schools. A member of the Guild's Activities Committee since 1997, she is involved in helping organize their annual awards dinners, benefit events, and other workshops.
For Hudson Warehouse, she has produced their season since 2010. In November 2014, she directed The Warehouse's very first contemporary play, "Same River Twice," by Benjamin Elterman. In June of 2013, she directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, (abridged) for their summer stage and remounted it again the fall of 2013 at The Bernie Wohl Center on Manhattan's Upper West side, which marked the Warehouse's first indoor production. She wrote the adaptation for the Warehouse's August 2013 world premiere production of The Three Musketeers, based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, for which she also Assistant Directed. In 2012, she directed their June production of Comedy of Errors as well as was Assistant Director of Richard III that August.
Susane founded and is the Director of the Warehouse's 'Writers-a-Go-Go' (W.A.G.G.) contemporary play reading series which promotes the works of living writers with lively staged readings. She most recently directed a staged reading of Michael Menger's Sweet Morning in 2014 and Through Andrew's Eyes, written by Oscar Cabrera in the spring 2013. To date, W.A.G.G. has mounted 9 staged readings of new plays. She also teaches Acting and Playwriting at the Goddard Riverside Community Center for their senior center and After School. As part of the Warehouse's Outreach program, Susane has directed plays for colleges and schools.
Susane was a Finalist for the 2013 Wai Look Award, given by the Asian American Arts Alliance for those who "outstandingly contributed to the arts." She also won an 'Urban Artist Initiative Grant for Literature' in 2006 and a 'New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship' grant for Nonfiction Literature in 2005. Susane published a memoir in the February 2010 issue of MORE Magazine entitled "The I Ching Daughter," available on-line. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA.
Alayna spent her four years at University of Connecticut working on as many shows as she could there, including Man of La Mancha with Terrence Mann as Don Quixote, Pirates of Penzance directed by Mr. Mann, and I'm Connecticut starring Joyce DeWitt and Jerry Adler. Alayna graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies with a minor in English. She then moved to New York City to attend Columbia University for her MFA in Stage Management.
Alayna has worked on Kinky Boots on Broadway at the Hirschfeld Theatre, and on The World of Extreme Happiness at Manhattan Theatre Club. For Hudson Warehouse, Alayna has been the Production Stage Manager on The Importance of Being Earnest, TITUS and has served as a technical consultant on Henry 4.1, She Stoops to Conquer and The Winter's Tale.
Artists in Residence
At 8 years old, Julie was rewinding audio tapes of BBC's Macbeth, memorizing the witches' speeches and the words of those ghastly murders lulled her to sleep every night. Thus began her attraction to Shakespeare's darker women.
She hails from Virginia Beach, where she attended the Governor's School for the Arts and performed with the Hampton Roads Shakespeare Festival. She received her B.A. in Theatre from Smith College, and also studied with Shakespeare and Company. Regionally, she played Karen in Austin Pendleton's The Children's Hour.
She debuted with Hudson Warehouse as Constance in King John, and most recently played Steve Guttenberg's daughter as Hotspur in the Warehouse's Henry 4.1.
Other Shakespearean roles include Helena, Beatrice, Paulina, Duke Senior, Demetrius, Oberon, and Miranda. She is especially passionate about the multitude of opportunities for cross-gender casting and increasing players of color in Shakespeare's canon.
Visit Julie at www.juliebaber.com.
Bruce Barton appeared as Captain De Treville in the world premiere of The Three Musketeers which was part of Hudson Warehouse's 2013 10th Anniversary Season. He also appeared as the Archbishop of York in Richard III, Cardinal Pandulph in King John and as Leontes in The Winter's Tale. He has also appeared in New York City with the Blue Coyote Theater Group, Gorilla Rep, Jean Cocteau Rep, Judith Shakespeare Company, The Workshop Theater, The Supporting Characters, The Mettawee River Company and Theatre for the New City, as well as with a variety of regional theaters.
David took on the title role of King Lear as part of Hudson Warehouse's 10th Anniversary Season. He first appeared with the Warehouse as Polonius in the 2009 production of Hamlet. Since then he has appeared as De Guiche in Cyrano, Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, Sorin in The Seagull and Baptista Minola in The Taming of the Shrew. Also in New York, he has been seen as Sir George Crofts in Boo Arts' production of Mrs. Warren's Profession, Frank Elgin in The Country Girl at The New Actors' Workshop, Thomas Becket in Theatre St. John's production of Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral, and Trigorin in One Chair Productions No Weddings or Funerals at the End. He recently played the five male roles in the British Theater Guides 5-Star Rated production of Breaking the Silence at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Regionally David has appeared in the title role in Dracula, with The National Players, Max Dupree in Knuckle with the Source Theatre, Agamemnon in Orestes' Trial with the Washington Shakespeare Theatre and Branch Rickey in The Most Valuable Player with The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young People. He is also a member of The Workshop Theater, where he has played Arthur in Sunday Afternoon, Richard Grayson in Moonlight & Love Songs, and the Son in The Antique Shoppe. David has years of experience in stage combat, with rapier, rapier and dagger, small and broad sword.
David has directed and also taught acting working primarily with high school and junior high school students and hopes to do more of that anon. David received his MFA from Catholic University.
Patrina first appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Nell in the 2012 production of Comedy Of Errors. She returned in 2014 to play Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. This year she was a part of the Hudson Warehouse's "Many Faces of Love" Valentine's Day Monologue Festival. Most recently she appeared in Georgia Makes a Scene directed by Susane Lee as part of the 365 Women NYC One Act Festival at the Sheen Center.
Patrina grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama and a minor in history. She received additional classical theater training at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and performed with Manhattan Shakespeare Project (all female Henry V) and Holmdel Theater Company (Hermia in Midsummer). She is passionate about theater for young audiences and was featured in the 2012 and 2013 New York Children's Theater Festivals. She was also featured in season three of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
Patrina recently returned to NYC after two national tours with Artspower. She has now performed professionally in 27 states and hopes to visit all 50 before she turns 30. She is also a singer and some her favorite musical theater roles include Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, Sue Snell in Carrie: The Musical, and Thea in Spring Awakening. She would like to thank Susane Lee and Nicholas Martin-Smith for the incredible opportunity to call this theater company home.
Mr. Demenkoff wrote the adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull which he directed for Hudson Warehouse's 2011 season, he also served as the Assistant Director and Musical Director for the Warehouse's 2010 production of Cyrano. Mr. Demenkoff has appeared twice with Hudson Warehouse, as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream and in the title role of Macbeth.
A graduate of Ithaca College, Mr. Demenkoff debuted in NYC with the original Broadway productions of both Godspell and Grease and has worked as an actor in over 100 productions regionally as well as in New York and Los Angeles. Television and film credits include: "General Hospital," "Law & Order," "Fantasy Island," "Eight is Enough," "Ed," "100 Centre Street," and, of course, the Troma cult classic "Surf Nazis Must Die." He directed Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, won regional honors for A Few Good Men, 1776 and Equus; and received three international film festival awards for his documentary "The Children of Izieu," which aired on PBS.
Mr. Demenkoff helps spearhead the Education and Outreach program of Hudson Warehouse. He is the Director of Outreach for the Stella Adler Acting Studio which has programs in both New York City, Los Angeles as well as Vieques, Puerto Rico. He served as the Artistic Director of PossibleArts Theatre Project, creating interdisciplinary playwriting and performance workshops for schools, correctional facilities and therapeutic communities. He has also taught at The Apollo Theater, LaGuardia High School and has served as the Artistic Director for arts programming at Harlem's A. Philip Randolph Campus School.
Nick DeVita made his Hudson Warehouse debut as Malcolm in the 2007 production of Macbeth. Since then Nick has appeared in other Warehouse productions such as Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream, Trojan Women, Cyrano, and Romeo & Juliet.
Mr. DeVita has also worked with The Williamstown Theater Festival under the artistic direction of Roger Reese in their 2006 season in their productions of Romeo & Juliet as well as the original workshop production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Mr. DeVita can be seen in a recurring role in Playstation 3's "It Only Does Everything" commercial series with Playstation spokesperson Kevin Butler as well as Best Buy and Geek Squad's on-line and television ad campaigns. Mr. DeVita has studied at the American Musical Dramatic Academy as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City.
Patrick Harman first appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Mutius in their 2015 production of Titus which was part of their 12th Season. Through rehearsing with the cast, getting to help with fights and blood effects, and being stabbed repeatedly by the director on the North Patio, he knew that he loved working with this fantastic group and has since been in two more shows with the company (Much Ado about Nothing, Othello). He has also participated in their Valentine's Day Monologue festival and staged reading of War of the Roses.
Patrick is a graduate from Hofstra University with a BFA in Performance. He is also a member of the Art of Combat stage combat organization.
Jared Kirby has been involved in Combat for Stage & Screen & Western Martial Arts for twenty years. He teaches in New York City (and the metro area) and has choreographed fights Off-Broadway, Nationally, in London and Sydney.
Jared is a Fight Director with the Art of Combat merging his passion for historical fencing and his love of combat for stage and screen which he teaches Friday nights in NYC (for more details go to nycstagecombat.com). He teaches stage combat for the prestigious Tom Todoroff Conservatory as well as fencing and stage combat at SUNY Purchase. He is a Provost of Arms (assistant master) with the Martinez Academy of Arms in New York City.
He teaches a variety of workshops across the US and around the world including Canada, England, Scotland, Finland, Italy and Australia. He has taught at the Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop, the International Swordfighting and Martial Arts Convention (ISMAC), Rapier Camp and the Western Washington WMA Workshop.
Mr. Kirby coordinates the annual AOC NYC Stage & Screen Intensive in New York City. For one intensive week, this workshop brings together participants from all over the US and abroad to train in the skills needed to create extraordinary fights for stage and screen. Mr. Kirby is also the president of Combat Con in Las Vegas. This event will bring together martial arts classes with a FanCon to serve as a national platform for Western Martial Arts. Come celebrate martial arts in popular culture!
Jared has worked with Hudson warehouse for over half a decade on production such as Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, Cyrano, Romeo & Juliet, Merry Wives, Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, Richard III, The Rover, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), King Lear, and The Three Musketeers. Other memorable Fight Directing credits include Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Hamlet for the New Vic Theatre of London and an episode of The Dating Story for TLC. For a full list of credits visit www.jaredkirby.com
Mr. Kirby is the editor and one of the translators of "Italian Rapier Combat," the first complete, professional translation of Capo Ferro. He second book was "The School of Fencing," by Domenico Angelo, annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez for which he was the editor and wrote the introduction. His third book, "The Gentleman's Guide to Duelling" was released in February 2014. For more information, see Martinez Academy of Arms or Amazon.com.
Jared Kirby is usually busy as a Fight Director, but also finds time to act, direct, and teach Historical/Classical fencing. Mr. Kirby handles Rare Fencing Books as a dealer and collector. He is the Director of the Historical Fencing Translation Project for the Association for Historical Fencing. He has been seen on stage as Banquo in Macbeth with the York Shakespeare Company on Theatre Row. He was directed by Alan Cohen as Hamlet in Hamlet, and Jonathan Harker in Dracula with the New Vic Theatre of London. Other favorite roles include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, MacDuff in MacBeth, George in Same Time, Next Year and Richard in The Lion in Winter. As a director, memorable work includes a "historically accurate" production of Antigone and an eerie, unique production of the Woman in Black.
Roxann Kraemer first had the privilege of appearing with Hudson Warehouse in the role of Arkadina in their 2011 production of The Seagull. She has since then appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Kent in King Lear and most recently Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar. Ms. Kraemer has also appeared in a number of staged readings for Hudson Warehouse's acclaimed W.A.G.G and Shakespeare in the Bar series.
Ms. Kraemer grew up in the small town of Plain, Wisconsin - population 688. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin School of Music in Madison. Ms. Kraemer was also a member of the acting program at Circle-in-the-Square in New York City.
While pursuing her degrees at the University of Wisconsin School of Music, Ms. Kraemer appeared in a number of productions in the area including The Fantasticks, Celebration, Godspell, Ardele and The Matchmaker. She also performed in a number of operas and toured with the University's opera outreach program in Così fan Tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro. While at the University, Ms. Kraemer was also selected to be an apprentice artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, working with distinguished coaches and conductors.
Ms. Kraemer's performances have allowed her to travel extensively throughout the United States. She has now travelled through all 50 states. Ms. Kraemer spent four years sailing the mighty waters of this great nation for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company, where she performed in a vocal quartet and debuted her one woman show - Come Rain or Come Shine.
Ms. Kraemer spent a semester as an artist-in-residence at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia where she taught acting, voice, and additionally, coached and performed in their production of Nunsense. She has also worked as a teacher and coach for young actors at the Beginnings Workshop in New York.
In addition to roles performed with Hudson Warehouse, some of Ms. Kraemer's favorite roles include Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Pam in Baby, Sr. Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Delphinia in Babes in Toyland, and Amanda in For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls. She recently completed filming Blind Date: What Happened, a sequel to Blind Date - both filmed for PATV's award-winning playwright's series in Great Neck, NY.
Ms. Kraemer is a member of Actors' Equity Association.
Nathan made his Hudson Warehouse debut in their 2015 production of Henry 4.1. He rejoined them in 2016 for their 13th season as Balthasar in Much Ado About Nothing and Ferdinand in Othello. He served as the Music Director for Much Ado About Nothing, Lysisarah: "Let's Make America Great Again!", and Othello, and composed original music for their Othello. He has also been a part of the Hudson Warehouse Valentine's Day Monologue Festival and their staged reading of War of the Roses.
Other favorite roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Florizel in The Winter's Tale, Lucas in The Doctor Despite Himself, Enjolras in Les Misérables, and Rick in Bat Boy: The Musical. Nathan recently starred in "Wanted," a short film that screened at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In addition to his work as an actor and music director, Nathan is a guitarist, singer, and oboist.
Nathan grew up in the small town of Virgil, New York. He graduated with honors from Cornell University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and was a recipient of the Christopher Reeve ‘74 Scholarship. He also studied classical acting at the London Dramatic Academy under the tutelage of Kathryn Pogson, Zoe Waites, and Leo Wringer, among others.
For the Hudson Warehouse Chris has appeared as Curan and the King of France in King Lear, Prince Henry in King John, Cleomenes in The Winter's Tale as well as Abhorson and Friar Peter in Measure For Measure. Regionally, he appeared as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew and Orlando in As You Like It with the Montford Park Players in Asheville, North Carolina. He was recently in the production of Line at the 13th St. Repertory Theater.
Studying fight direction since 2005, Nathan has choreographed fights for Australian Made Entertainment's Cosi and Speaking In Tongues and Players Theatre's Treasure Island. As an AFD for Hudson Warehouse credits include The Comedy Of Errors, The Rover, and Richard III. Nathan first worked with The Warehouse on Merry Wives of Windsor (Pistol) followed by Taming of the Shrew (Biondello), Three Musketeers (Maurice), and Measure For Measure (Claudio). He would like to thank Emily for sticking with him.
A multi-faceted theatre artist, Ms. Parman has been involved with Hudson Warehouse since her 2010 debut as Lise in Cyrano and has since appeared as Tatiana in The Seagull and Kitty in Three Musketeers, as well as numerous readings in the W.A.G.G series. During the 2013 Shakespeare in the Bar series, Ms. Parman directed her own adaptation of Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton's The Roaring Girl. In addition to her acting work, Ms. Parman is the company's resident costume designer with credits including The Seagull, Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, The Rover, Richard III, The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare, abridged, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, and Julius Caesar.
A Kansas native, Ms. Parman attended Cowley College on a full theatre scholarship, appearing in productions of Big River, All My Sons and 42nd Street, as well as Spoon River Anthology and Late to the Republique, all while serving as head student designer/Costume Shop Manager. She made her directing debut with Susan Griffin's Voices, following up a year later with Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. After relocating to NYC, Ms. Parman graduated from the Musical Theatre Performance program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2005. While studying there, Ms. Parman worked in the conservatory costume shop, honing her skills in the areas of design and construction.
In her role as designer, Ms. Parman most recently formed a relationship with Australian Made Entertainment; designing their productions of Louis Nowra's Cosi, Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues, and the recent US premiere of the Aussie musical Once We Lived Here by Matthew Frank and Dean Bryant. Also active in New York's Opera scene Ms. Parman's work has been featured in productions of Tosca, La Traviata (with Julie Wyma), Pagliacci, Rigoletto, and the World Premiere of Marrying Mozart with Dicapo Opera Theatre, as well as independent productions of contemporary operas such as The Stranger and Baggage by local composer Ishmael Wallace. Other credits include Three Sisters with HiveMind Theatre, Cupid and Psyche with Turn to Flesh Productions, All's Well That Ends Well (with Lynn-Marie Macey) at Theatre 1010, and regionally: Big River, All My Sons, 42nd Street, Crimes of the Heart, Into the Woods, Eurydice, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Ms. Parman's directing resume includes works by Shakespeare and the Greeks, as well as Opera, and contemporary drama.
Vince Phillip is a native Texan, born in Brownwood. As an Army Brat he travelled extensively through his youth and became heavily involved in theatre through the Creative & Performing Arts Branch of the Morale Support Activities Division of the military in Ft Carson, Colorado and the Berlin Brigade in Berlin, Germany. Upon his graduation from high school in Berlin, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre.
Mr. Phillip then relocated to Dallas, Texas where, along with working freelance in theatre and film, accepted the position of company member and business manager for The Gryphon Players, a classical theatre company. Mr. Phillip later joined Actors Equity Association doing summer Shakespeare in Fort Worth and then packed up his '92 Harley-Davidson and moved to New York City.
Once in New York he accepted the position of company member and business manager for the theatre group TheatreRats, Inc. and held that position for four years. Mr. Phillip has since done numerous projects in theatre and independent film. For the Warehouse, Mr. Phillip has appeared as Le Bret in Cyrano and Montague in Romeo and Juliet in their summer 2010 productions.
Paul Singleton, originally from Florida, has appeared with Hudson Warehouse as King Henry in the 2015 production of HENRY 4.1, and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing the following summer. He has also been a part of the Warehouse's Valentine's Day Monologue Festival: The Many Faces of Love, as well as the Veteran's Day Vietnam War commemoration and their staged reading of War of the Roses.
Other Shakespeare roles include Leontes in The Winter's Tale, Theseus in The Two Noble Kinsmen, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew, and Shakespeare at the Greene Space ‑ Brutus in Julius Caesar, King Apemantus in Timon of Athens with Harris Yulin (New York Public Radio).
Writing credits include Grit in a Sensitive Instrument, a one-man show he performed at The Vineyard Theatre (NYC) and on Storer Cable Network, co-writer of the comedy show "The Complete Lecher," and co-writer of "Egg and Ghost," a short comedy for NPR. Stage directing credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen.
New York Theater includes When I Grow Up (Playwrights Horizons Festival); Careless Love (by John Olive – NY premiere), The Blue Carbuncle (also at Theatre Encino, Los Angeles). Regional work includes The Tempest, Idiot's Delight, The Golden Age, Fallen Angels, The School for Scandal, P.S. Your Cat is Dead, Bedroom Farce.
TV work includes "Conan O'Brien," "All My Children," "One Life to Live" and Comedy Central. Audio work includes lead and supporting roles in plays on NPR and the Syfy Channel.
Paul received his MFA from Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory.
Roger Dale Stude is a small-town Missouri native who moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduation, he supported himself by working at the Drama Book Shop and continued his interest in classical theater at the Kings County Shakespeare Company, appearing over the years in their productions of The Beaux Stratagem, As You Like It, The Tempest, The Rover, The Rivals, and Romeo and Juliet. Roger also worked for the Pearl Theatre as an understudy in their productions of Mirandolina, The Phantom Lady, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
He is a founding member of True North Ensemble, and appeared for them as Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and as Scrooge in A Bronx Christmas Carol. Also with True North he served as Assistant Director for their production of The Taming of the Shrew, and directed productions of Chekhov's The Proposal and David Ives' Arabian Nights.
Mr. Stude's professional relationship with Nicholas Martin-Smith began at the Objectivist Theatre Company's Production of The Night of January 16th, and he was pleased to continue working with Mr. Martin-Smith as an actor with Hudson Warehouse, having appeared as Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Marcellus and Voltemand in Hamlet, and Carbon in Cyrano.
Other New York credits include Caesar in Julius Caesar and Bushy in Richard II for A Crew of Patches, Chater in Arcadia, Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Sturman in The Clearing for Phoenix Players; Sorin in The Seagull for STEPS Theatre Company; and Claudius in Hamlet at LaMama. He also played Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels for an entire summer at the Swedish Marionette Theatre in Central Park, with puppets, but that's redundant. Mr. Stude is also a writer and has written short plays, sketches, and poetry.
George K. Wells -- originally from the D.C. area, George studied acting at Montgomery College, but could not fight the draw of the NYC acting scene for long. It was The American Musical and Dramatic Academy that finally brought him to the city and he graduated in 2005. Shortly thereafter he met Nicholas Martin-Smith and discovered the Hudson Warehouse that has been his home every summer since. George's debut with the Warehouse was as Dumaine in Love's Labour's Lost, and he went on to perform in the company's productions of As You Like It, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Richard III and as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. George was also seen in numerous readings as part of the company's Shakespeare in the Bar readings series, including Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus and Henry V. George's time with the company is among the happiest times of his life and gladly accepted one of his favorite roles, as an Artist in Residence, in the summer of 2012.