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God of Carnage
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EVE DANZEISEN (u/s Veronica Novak) Theatre includes: LA: With The New American Theatre Sonya in Uncle Vanya and Judy in Boxing Lessons, 4Play: Sex in a Series (TripLA), Cold Sweat (Atwater Village Th.), The Trip Back Down (Whitefire Th.) NY: world premiere of The Body Politic (59E59), U.S. premieres of Construction of the Human Heart (Access Th.), and Romeo and Hamlet (Abington Th.), with The Old Globe (San Diego): A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, and more. On camera credits include: her film The Hardest Part (Tropfest Best Actress Award), Fire in the Hole, Reason, Heyday, Pooched, and 3 yrs. as the spokesperson for Optimum Business. Next up: Slap Kiss Kill at Boston Court Pasadena. Thank you to Michael Donovan Casting, Theatre Planners, & Peter Allas for keeping theatre alive. Education: Sarah Lawrence College (BA), The Old Globe (MFA)
MARIEH DELFINO (u/s Annette Raleigh) is a Venezuelan born Cuban-American actress. God of Carnage will be her theater debut and she is proud to be a part of this incredible production and cast. Film and Television credits include: series regular on NBC’s cult hit All About Us, recurring role on Boston Public, guest star on NCIS, lead role in ABC’s Nancy Drew, recurring role in Quarter Life, guest star in Stalker; Paul Schrader’s Auto Focus, lead role in Jeepers Creepers 2, lead role in National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze 1 & 2, Wim Wenders Don’t Come Knocking, lead role in Zerophilia, where she was nominated for a GLITTER Award; Lead role in Penance, lead role in Freaks and most recently Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation, Frank Capello’s Steele Wool and Isolation. Marieh is humbled and grateful to the illustrious Peter Allas, Michael Donovan, Yasmina Reza, Theater Planners and Foursome productions for casting her in this role.
CHRIS DEVLIN (u/s Alan Raleigh) is excited to be a part God of Carnage with such an amazing team. Stage includes: Jack (US) Big Sky at the Geffen, Johnny in A Hatful of Rain Skylight Theatre, Twentieth Century Lillian Theater, Death of a Salesman The Odyssey w/ Eddie Jones, rock musical The Playground Unknown Theater, Joe in Balm in Gilead Skylight Theatre, Henry in Henry V Skylight, Waltz de La Tierra Actor’s Gang, Leon in Neil Simon’s Fools The Lex, and Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac Knightsbridge. TV: Shameless, Good Trouble, Mad Men, Criminal Minds, Workahoilics, Blunt Talk, Astronaut Wives Club, and Without a Trace. Film: Auggie with Richard Kind, State of WARd with Dean Cain, Windtalkers, Helen Alone, At The End, Hers, and The Wager with Burt Young. Thank you to this cast, crew, my family, and my wife Samantha Curtaran. He’d like to dedicate this performance to his Mom, Nancy Lambert.
MATTHEW DOWNS (Michael Novak) came to the theater a little later than most but fell in love with the stage instantly. His theater credits include Dave Bukatinsky in The Full Monty and Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical. His television credits include Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder, Last Man Standing, Bones, Timeless, Tacoma FD, 911 Lonestar and NCIS LA. Raised in Burleson, Texas, Matt graduated from TCU in 2004 with a degree in history and was a Ft. Worth Police officer for 6 years before moving to LA in 2012 with his wife and two daughters to pursue acting full time. Matt would like to thank his wonderful family who take such good care of him and especially his mama, Gwen Maxwell, who he loves so much.
JACK ESFORMES (Alan Raleigh) is an actor and father. He is thrilled to return to the stage following a hiatus to raise his four children. He’s appeared in many national commercials and TV shows, including Seinfeld. He recently completed the film Under a Black Cloud, available now on Amazon Prime. He’s had an extensive career in the theatre, dating back to his days with Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise. He is blessed to have had amazing teachers along the way – Roy London, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Z/A Studio with Rob Zimmerman. The time away was well worth it; I am so proud of my children and who they are. This is dedicated to them.
LISA LOCICERO (Veronica Novak) is best known for her current, 13-year Emmy nominated run as Olivia Falconeri Quartermaine on ABC’s General Hospital and as quarter Klingon Ensign Miral Paris on Star Trek Voyager. Other favorite roles include Maria Storm on Reno 911! and Jeanine Darnell in the Law and Order “Mad Dog” episode, which won the franchise its Best Drama Emmy. Other credits include: NCIS, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, NYPD Blue, Joey, Raising Dad, Chuck, and many more. She can be seen as Ma Archer in the upcoming western film Organ Trail on Showtime.
MICHAEL RUBENSTONE (u/s Michael Novak) is proud to be working in his first production at the Odyssey Theatre. Michael’s theatre credits include The Skin of our Teeth (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Romeo and Juliet (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), End of the Rainbow (ICT Long Beach), Forever House (Skylight Theatre) Fat Pig (Hudson Theatre), Butter (Ensemble Studio Theatre - LA). TV credits include The Goldbergs, Happy Endings, The Mentalist, Common Law, Breaking In, Jericho, Private Practice. Michael’s directorial debut On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Michael would like to dedicate this performance to his wife, Shannon and his daughter, Frankie.
LEILANI SMITH (Annette Raleigh) Born in Osan City, Korea to Claude Smith Sr. and Ok Cho Kim, Leilani became the first female black belt instructor after 7 years of training at Rifkin Pro Karate. Portrayed Senga Quinn twice in Dancing Lessons for Santa Barbara ETC and North Coast Rep and won NAACP Best Ensemble in Flyin’ West as Fannie as well as a nomination in Home playing 10+ characters at International City Theatre. Recently filmed indie thriller Don’t Die in Tennessee as Sally and played Pilot Archer in S.W.A.T. episode 519 “Incoming” airing in May. Streaming on VIM Media as Captain Laurel Johnson in Trace as well as being the voice of Captain Gabby Walker in Skydance/Oculus video game Archangel. Absolutely thrilled to be sharing the stage with her co-stars, humbled for Donovan Casting and Theatre Planners for bringing up her name, grateful to Peter Allas and Yasmina Reza/Team for the opportunity. IMDB Leilani Smith.