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Voices for a New City:
Who's Who in the Ensemble
Calvin Atkinson, Boston, MA
Hank Curry, Langhorne, PA
Amy Frear, Reading, PA
Laurel Hostak, Austin, TX
Adrianna Alicia Matthews, Philadelphia, PA
Kevin Rodden, Philadelphia, PA
Sam Sherburne, Indiana, PA
Stephanie Santos, Miami, FL

Calvin Atkinson is excited to be performing with New City Stage! Previous credits include Mike and Seth and Slipping with Quince Productions, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Ritz Theatre Company, and As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing with Theatre Horizon. Up next, Calvin returns to Quince for Eastern Standard.

Hank Curry is a professional actor and graduate of Temple University, where he appeared in productions of Cabaret, Stops, Simoon and the world premieres of Dreaming of Diamonds: The Russell Conwell Project and Kaleidoscope. He also produced, performed in, and co-wrote two comedy revues, including a Lecoq Clown show. Professionally, he has worked as both an actor and an assistant stage manager for EgoPo Classic Theatre, New City Stage, Saves the Day Productions, The Shakedown Project, Grey Wolf Productions, the Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival, and Simpatico Theatre Project. He has also taught theatre for grades 4-6 as part of the Philadelphia Arts Education Partnership.

Amy Frear is thrilled to be back in Philadelphia and working with everyone at New City Stage. She recently completed her MFA in acting from the University of Washington in Seattle and is an alum of Temple University. Favorite roles include Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, the Princess in Love's Labour's Lost, and Helen Horne in the American premiere of Rona Munro's The Last Witch. Recent devised projects include 10 Real Star Act: An Original 1912 Vaudeville at the Stonington Opera House in Stonington, Me; and the Barbarians at Studio 116 in Seattle. Amy also wrote and performed in Napoleon Princess Groupie Newspaper this past fall at the Arts Bank as a part of the Philly Fringe.

Laurel Hostak is a playwright, actor, and director just out of Drexel University. She was last seen performing and directing for The Republican Theater Festival, and she created Monument, an interactive theatre piece for the 2012 Philly Fringe. Up next: AD'ing Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Plays & Players. Pidge be with you!

Adrianna Alicia Matthews is an actress/playwright/theatre collaborator, who absolutely loves and adores theatre! Her most recent roles includes Mr. Lincoln, I'm Frederick Douglas (Cornelia--Nov 2012 Beacon Theatre Productions), Miss Minnie Mae's Goin Home Party (Sept 2012 EPAC), James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones (The creation and the crucifixion--May 2012 Penn State University), My Body's Nightmare: A Journey through Black Anatomy (Capilius Crinis--April 2012 Penn State University), Sharon K. McGhee's The Pocketbook Monologues (LALA February 2012 Penn State University), The Vagina Monologues (Hair February 2012 Penn State University), and August Wilson's Seven Guitars. (Vera Dotson December 2011 Penn State University)

Kevin Rodden is an Artistic Associate at New City Stage Company, and is thrilled to share this project with our friends and fellow theatre artists. Recent credits include Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (New City Stage). Seek and Hide (Dragon's Eye Theatre, Fringe 2012), Cymbeline (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre), and Corpus Christi (Reactive Rep). Special thanks to Ginger, Russ, Michael, and the entire Voices for a New City Ensemble for this amazing opportunity, and to Mom and Dad for their unending and unwavering support.

Stephanie Marie Santos was raised in sunny Miami, FL where she attended New World School of the Arts High School. She is a recent graduate from the Maryland Ins titute College of Art, class of 2012, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and a concentration in Experimental Fashion. Her keen sensibility with colors and drawing skills has led her to explore different materials manifested through sculpture and garment and how theses are interchangeable. Her interests in nature and cultural identity are subjects of her recent artistic endeavors. She is now living and working in Philadelphia, PA.

Sam Sherburne studied theatre at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Florida Atlantic University before relocating to Philadelphia last year. Favorite roles include Willis Toome in Horton Foote's Talking Pictures (FAU), Frank Keller in Michael Hollinger's Red Herring (FAU),
the Nurse in Miami Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and Trinculo in The Tempest at the New Theatre in Miami. Sam was most recently seen on a Philadelphia stage as the title role in Philadelphia Shakespeare Company's Classical Acting Academy production of Cymbeline. He is also active with the sketch comedy troupe High Dramma.

Sarah Scholl (Production & Stage Management) has been a lover of theatre her entire life, she has moved from the spotlight to production where she found a new appreciation for the art. Sarah is a graduate of Temple University where she was lucky enough to be involved with such programs as Temple SMASH and Insomnia Theatre. She has also worked as the stage manager for the hottest drag show in town The Dollhouse Review. Sarah is excited to learn and grow with New City, and is enthusiastic for what's to come!


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