Landscapes of Experience
October 13th & 14th 2022, 7pm – limited seating
Directed by Ellen Barber
Co-Produced by Maria Hoffmann and Brian Anthony Zupan
Come and celebrate our vibrant theatrical company at the Salmagundi Art Club. Meet its distinguished Writers and Players. Hear excerpts of their most noted works. Experience the inherent commonality of the Arts, shared by our performers in word and song revealing the lives we lead through the lens of perspective and imagination.
View Dress Rehearsal Gallery
Order of Presentation
1. Ellen Barber*………………..………………………………………………………………..Opening Remarks
2. David Kubicka*….………………………… Bedtime Story/ Star Shower (Raphael Badagliacca)
3. Jonathan Stewart*………………………………………………………………The Fire Inside (Drew Keil)
4. Elizabeth McKendry*……………………………………………………Blue Clouds (Elizabeth Mitchell)
5. Bruce Dalziel……………………………………………………………..…Ye of Little Faith (Bruce Dalziel)
6. Brian Anthony Zupan… Life Across America with George Lipslinger (Brian Anthony Zupan)
7. Hank Fandell…….…………………………………………………………Bailey’s Nursery (Bruce Dalziel)
8. Ellen Barber*…………………………………………………………………….Second Collection (Drew Keil)
9. Drew Keil…………………………………………………………………………………….Immortal (Drew Keil)
10. Nicholas Sattinger*………….…………… These Dreams (Bernie Taupin & Martin George Page)
11. Ellen Barber*……………………………………………………………………………………..Closing Remarks
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS, AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS, SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.
Co-Founder & Director
Presenting Second Collection by Drew Keil
Ellen starred On Broadway, Off and Off-Off Broadway, and on Regional Stages across this country. Roles include: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire; Isabella in Measure for Measure; Jocasta in Oedipus; Elizabeth in Richard III; Countess of Auvergne, Duchess of Gloucester, and Queen Elizabeth in the Henry VI’s; Marjorie (created the role) in Extremities; Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Salonge in The Maids; Masha in Three Sisters; Marie in Haven; Dr. Chip in Technical Difficulties; Mrs. Gunmore in Six Passionate Women; and Dianne Cook in Fame, among others. Television credits include roles in numerous prime time episodic series; all Law and Order iterations; HBO Films; PBS American Playhouse; and a leading role in the Peabody Award-winning Judge Horton and The Scottsboro Boys. More than twenty-five Film credits, including starring roles in three Academy-award winning Short and Documentary Films. Directing assignments at: The Los Angeles Theater Center; The Los Angeles Shakespeare Lab; Merrimack Repertory Theater; The Players Club; The National Arts Club; Dixon Place; The Writers Guild; Ensemble Studio Theater; Eclectics and Go Solo Festivals at the Chain Theatre; and The New York Theatre Festival at Latea Theatre, among others. For Winterlight Productions, she has directed: Excerpts . . . In Their Own Words; Landscapes of the Heart . . . A Valentine for Our Times; Source Material . . . Seminal Stories; and, at The Salmagundi Art Club, Landscapes of Experience (October 2022) and Winter Tales (January 2023). She is a founding member of Ensemble Studio Theatre; a member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab NYC; and Chair of Anything Goes Writers’ Workshop for Artistic New Directions Theatre. Love and gratitude to Maria Hoffmann and Brian Zupan. Praise and highest esteem to the authors and players of Winterlight.
For Jake. For Norma and Julius always.
Maria is a stage and film actress, producer, writer, and cabaret performer. She has appeared in various New York based theater productions (amongst others: Othello, The (New) Trial, The Metamorphosis) as well as on TV (A Crime to Remember, My Crazy Love, Orange is the New Black), Indie Films (Vamp Bikers Trilogy, Pick Me, American Dream). Maria holds a BFA from Tufts University, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the New School and is a graduate of the Stella Adler School of Acting Conservancy program. Maria recently relocated to Newport, RI where she lives with her husband Avi, son Leo and two senior dogs: Miss Betty and Sir Simon.
In Order of Appearance
Bedtime Story / Star Shower by Raphael Badagliacca
Born in Madison, Wisconsin, David knows good cheese. He is also a person. Recent TV and Film credits include Showtime’s “Billions”, and Ethan Hawke’s “Tesla”. On the stage, he recently performed in David Masello’s Fjords at the National Arts Club and Bruce Dalziel’s Technical Difficulties at the New York Theater Festival. David is a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York, has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and is now Creative Director of the Hoboken, NJ-based production company VividSignalFilms.com. Prior to coming to the city, he traveled the country flying through the air on the snowboarding pro circuit, calling the Sierra Nevada of California his home. A fateful knee injury precipitated an encounter with the work of William Shakespeare—forever shifting his trajectory—landing him squarely on the boards of the theatrical stage. DavidKubicka.com
The Fire Inside by Drew Keil
THEATER: Good Grief, Errol & Fidel, On Golden Pond, By Jeeves, Richard II, Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew, 42nd Street, Timon of Athens, A Little Night Music, Perfect Crime, A Loss of Roses; Oklahoma, Phantom, 42nd Street; FILM: Trophy Boy, Grace Interrupted; TV: The Deuce, The Blacklist, FBI Most Wanted, Almost Family, Tommy, Law & Order SVU, White Collar, As the World Turns; TRAINING: MFA, American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.
During his career Jonathan has been seen on stages in New York city, as well as regional theaters and numerous Shakespeare festivals around the country playing dozens of roles. Highlights include Joe in Good Grief with the Athena Theater Co. in NYC, Richard in Richard II, Horatio in Hamlet, Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Bill in On Golden Pond with Hal Linden. Musical theater credits include playing Errol Flynn in Errol & Fidel, A Little Night Music, Phantom, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, Valentino the Musical and 42nd Street at Goodspeed Musicals, as well as working with Andrew Lloyd Weber and Alan Ayckbourn on By Jeeves at Goodspeed Musicals, Kennedy Center and Geffen Playhouse. His TV and film credits include The Deuce on HBO, FBI Most Wanted, The Blacklist, Tommy, Almost Family, White Collar, Cupid, Law & Order S.V.U., As the World Turns, Baggage, Trophy Boy, and Grace Interrupted. Jonathan is a graduate of the master’s degree training program at the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco.
Gloria in A Landing Called Compromise by Donna Baier Stein
Ms. McKendry Presenting Blue Clouds by Elizabeth Mitchell) Ms. McKendry is thrilled to be returning to Winterlight Productions for a third season. She was last seen performing the role of Denise in Technical Difficulties by Bruce Dalziel and directed by Ellen Barber at The New York Theatre Festival. Broadway: The Producers. Off- Broadway: Sleep No More. Regional: The Red Dress (New Phoenix Theatre), The Producers (Paper Mill), A Funny Thing…Forum (Paper Mill), Boeing-Boeing (Cape May Stage), Mama Mia (The Gateway). Film: Cabrini, The Producers. Liz is a member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab, NYC, AND Theatre’s Anything Goes! and Winterlight Productions. Gratitude to Francis J. Roach at the Luigi’s Jazz Centre, and Ellen Barber and Maria Hoffmann at Winterlight Productions. Proud Member of Actor’s Equity.
Writer & Artist
Ye of Little Faith by Bruce Dalziel
Bruce is a New Jersey-based writer and artist. After retiring from a successful career in the Tech industry, Bruce earned a Doctorate from Drew University, writing and illustrating a collection of short stories about contemporary America, which won the Dean Pain award. His first short play, Girl Scout, about Jeff Epstein’s recruitment of underage girls for illicit massages, played in the New York Theater Festival in 2020. Since then, Bruce has been writing for theater including Bailey’s Nursery for Winterlight Productions, and How to Drive in New Jersey for GO SOLO, and Shine On You Crazy Diamond for a later GO SOLO. In, 2022 Bruce returned to the New York Theater Festival in June to present Technical Difficulties, a play about a woman who refuses to keep up with technology, and her children’s efforts to save her from herself. Bruce also acted in this production. Bruce is grateful to Ellen and Maria for including two pieces, Ye of Little Faith, and a reprisal of Bailey’s Nursery in the October 2022 Winterlight Production.
Brian Anthony Zupan
Actor & Writer
Life Across America with George Lipslinger by Brian Anthony Zupan
Brian extends his heartfelt gratitude to Ellen Barber and Maria Hoffmann and is thrilled to appear for the third time in a Winterlight Productions show. Previously, in Winterlight’s Source Material . . . Seminal Stories, he performed A Simple Truth, Left Unsaid (by Drew Keil) and, as part of Winterlight’s Landscapes of the Heart . . . A Valentine for Our Times, he was a featured singer (Irving Berlin’s How Deep is the Ocean?) and performer (Robert Burns’ A Red, Red Rose). The character in tonight’s show that he created, George Lipslinger, first appeared on stage, under the direction of Ellen Barber, at The Chain Theatre NYC earlier this year as part of ANDTheatre’s annual Go Solo! Festival. A member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab in NYC and ANDTheatre’s Anything Goes! workshop for writers (founded by Gene Santarelli), his background includes a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and decades conducting research across academic, government, and corporate settings, before recently segueing into new adventures in the form of writing, acting, and music. He will next appear on stage at The Chain Theatre NYC in late October and early November in the one-act play he authored, Crossing the Street, (co-starring Gene Santarelli and directed by Ellen Barber) as part of ANDTheatre’s annual An Eclectic Evening of Shorts XV. He sends immeasurable appreciation to the incomparable Ellen and Maria, the fantastic cast and authors of Landscapes of Experience, the exquisite Salmagundi Club, and his ever supportive and loving family and friends.
Actor & Writer
Bailey’s Nursery by Bruce Dalziel
Hank is an actor and writer. He is deeply grateful to Bruce Dalziel for entrusting him with his work and to Ellen Barber for her guidance and direction, and to Ellen and Maria Hoffman and Winterlight Productions for this opportunity to collaborate with all who are involved with this production. The Autumn Showcase 2022 marks Hank’s fourth appearance in a Winterlight Productions show. Recently, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Short Play (D.A.V.E.) in Bruce Dalziel’s Technical Difficulties at the New York Theatre Festival 2022.
Actor & Playwright
Immortal by Drew Keil
Drew is an actor and playwright. His stage and screen career has featured a pillow fight with George C. Scott, a kiss from Susan Lucci, a commercial with Luciano Pavarotti, a shared goblet of wine with Brian Dennehy, a handshake with John Lennon, and dance moves with Kevin Bacon. For over twenty years he wrote for, acted and directed with a theatre company he helped create on Long Island. His wife, Anne, and his sons, Andrew and Aidan, are endlessly supportive and everlastingly patient. His granddaughters Maggie, 2yrs, and Lucy, 1 yr, just laugh.
Actor & Singer
These Dreams by Bernie Taupin & Martin George Page
Nicholas was a featured soloist in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber and in Maize and Blue on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre. Nicholas enjoys writing, composing and has been brushing up on his Richard III. Some of his favorite roles include the emcee in Cabaret, Danny in Baby, and the Prince in Into the Woods. Nicholas is pleased to make his Winterlight Productions introduction and to work with Ellen once again.
In Order of Appearance
Bedtime Story and Star Shower
Author of Bedtime Story and Star Shower, two stories from “Father’s Day: Encounters with Everyday Life”, his book of stories about his experience as the father of three children. He is also the author of The Yogi Poems and Other Celebrations of Local Baseball, homage to the game played at every level – and to Yogi, one of America’s most colorful characters. Twenty of his short plays have been produced in NYC. He writes in many genres: poetry, short stories, essays, monologues, plays, book, movie and theater reviews; he has a passion for ekphrasis – the age-old practice of writing to works of art. He does voiceovers professionally for his own work and that of others. He wrote English subtitles from Italian & Sicilian for the film, “Many Beautiful Things” (Tanti Beddi Cosi) on Amazon Prime. He has twice collaborated with the Jersey City Ballet adding spoken word to dance performances celebrating the 175th anniversary of the first baseball game and then the Statue of Liberty. His extensive business writings can be found at The Writing Factory – www.thewritingfactory.net – We Write in Your Voice – where he has helped companies and individuals reach their goals through the artful use of words. He has won three Telly Awards, top recognition for a commercial video. Here is a link to his author page: https://www.amazon.com/~/e/B0053HM2R4.
Writer & Artist
Brian Anthony Zupan
Salmagundi [pronounced: sal-muh-guhn-dee] is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), professional and social club, created in 1871 by artists and patrons to support one another. It is one of America’s oldest arts organizations with more than 1,100 current members throughout the United States and abroad.
Beginning in 1917, the organization moved to its permanent home within its historic brownstone mansion located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY. The mansion hosts hundreds of yearly art exhibitions, painting demonstrations, lectures, concerts, group meetings, classes, workshops, fellow member organization exhibitions and art auctions.
Salmagundi facilities include three club and rental galleries, a rare pre-dewey decimal library, an elegant period parlor for exhibitions and meetings, a members’ only restaurant and bar, a traditional press for monotype and some of the oldest and largest vintage pool tables in New York. All facilities are available for special events, fellow club exhibitions, artist gallery rentals, weddings, parties and other private rentals.
The Club’s art collection has been built by generous member donations and its purchase prize awards, amassing over 1,500 works of art which span its entire history. Exhibitions of the permanent collection and current living artists are always free to the general public and non-members year round.