Friday, January 23rd, 2023
Directed By: Ellen Barber*
Co-Produced by Maria Hoffmann and Brian Anthony Zupan
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Order of Presentation
1. Michelle Samuels……..Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne)
2. Maria Hoffmann, David Kubicka* & Bruce Dalziel…………………………I Want To Run Away
With You (Anne Hamilton)
3. David Masello…………………………………………………………….The Two Selves (David Masello)
4. Ellen Barber*…………………………………………………………..The Second Collection (Drew Keil)
5. Bruce Dalziel, Elizabeth McKendry* & Brian Zupan………….The Winter Rose (Drew Keil)
6. Elizabeth McKendry* & Brian Zupan ……………….Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Frank Loesser)
Intermission (with complimentary refreshments)
7. Bruce Dalziel & Ellen Barber*………………………………..The Stage Manager (Bruce Dalziel)
8. Hank Fandel……………………………………………………………………………………….Cold (Drew Keil)
9. Ellen Barber*…………………………………………………………….The Snowman (Wallace Stevens)
10. Brian Anthony Zupan……………………………….The Man On The Ice (Brian Anthony Zupan)
11. Ellen Barber*……………………………………………………………….Lines Of Winter (Mark Strand)
12. Michelle Samuels..You Must Believe In Spring (M. Legrand, J. Demy, A. & M. Bergman)
*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 & Winter Tales Director
The Second Collection by Drew Keil; The Stage Manager by Bruce Dalziel; and selected poems
Ellen starred On Broadway in Fame and The Good Doctor. Off Broadway credits include: Richard III; Queen Elizabeth, Duchess of Gloucester & Countess of Auvergne in Henry VI Parts I, II & III for Theatre for a New Audience; Kathy in Moon Children; Marie in Haven on Theatre Row; The Mod Donna & Apple Pie directed by Joseph Papp at The Public Theatre; The Reading Series at The New York Shakespeare Festival; Funeral March for a One Man Band at Bank Street; Play by Samuel Beckett, The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa, Poisoner Of The Wells, Old Times by Harold Pinter, The Marathon and OctoberFest at Ensemble Studio Theatre; Mrs. Gunmore in Six Passionate Women at Theatre For A New City, among other credits. Regional Stage roles include: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire for Playmakers Rep; Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for Cincinnati Playhouse; Jenny in Mahagonny for Yale Rep; Salonge in The Maids and Marta in Eduardo Machado’s Burning Beach at Los Angeles Theatre Center. Isabella in Measure for Measure, Venus in Venus and Adonis, Masha in The Three Sisters and Jocasta in Oedipus for Roger Hendrick Simon’s Los Angeles Shakespeare Lab. Created the role of Marjorie in Extremities at the Little Theatre and for the Actors Theatre of Louisville; Kathy in Vanities at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, among other theatre credits. For Television: Co-starred as Victoria Price in the Peabody Award-winning Judge Horton and The Scottsboro Boys; leading role in No Day Like Sunday for PBS Playhouse; co-starred in Apology for HBO; co-starred in A Time for Miracles and in Born Beautiful; roles on Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among other television roles. Starred in three Academy Award-winning short films: Norman Rockwell An American Dream; Replay; and Dear Diary. Feature films include: The Premonition; Marie; The Rescue; 9 1⁄2 Weeks; Dealing; First Born; Without a Trace and appeared in Monogamy for Tandem Pictures, among other credits. She is a member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab NYC. Ellen’s directing assignments include: Crossing The Street by Brian Zupan at the Chain Theatre 2022; Technical Difficulties by Bruce Dalziel at the New York Theatre Festival 2022; I’d Call That a Lonely Place and The Sounds of Conversations by David Masello at Dixon Place; Dark Joy by Robert Stewart at Dixon Place; In the Middle Light by David Masello at The National Arts Club; I Want to Run Away with You by Anne Hamilton at The Dramatists Guild; Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds starring Jack Wetherall for Merrimack Repertory Theatre; The Players NYC; The Shakespeare Lab NYC; Eclectic Festival as well as Go Solo! Festival for ANDTheatre; The Los Angeles Theatre Center; The Los Angeles Shakespeare Lab; Ensemble Studio Theatre Main Stage; among other credits. For Winterlight Productions, she 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 in October 2022, Landscapes of Experience. Praise and gratitude to Maria Hoffmann and Brian Zupan.
For Jake. For Norma and Julius, always.
Co-Founder, Actor, and Producer
I Want To Run Away With You by Anne Hamilton
Maria is a stage and film actress & producer. 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 from NYC to Newport, RI where she lives with her husband Avi, son Leo and two senior dogs: Miss Betty and Sir Simon. Maria is grateful to Ellen Barber and Anne Hamilton for trusting her with the role of Claire. Shoutout to Dr. A & Dr. K. both most excellent therapists and experts in their fields.
In Order of Appearance
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne and You Must Believe In Spring by M. Legrand, J. Demy, A. & M. Bergman
Michelle is a New York-based jazz vocalist whose love of jazz began as a child in New York, enroute to her grandfather’s favorite Chinese Food restaurant while listening to WNEW’s Sinatra tributes. As a college student in NYU’s Jazz Vocal Workshop, Michelle found she didn’t have to work all that hard to memorize lyrics. “The standards had sunk in years before in the Cadillac!” She began working in lounges around town to hone her personal style and has performed at venues including Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Room, Yale’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and The Rainbow Room.
I Want To Run Away With You by Anne Hamilton
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 in Raphael Badagliacca’s Bedtime Story and Star Shower at ANDTheatre’s GoSolo! Festival at The Chain Theater. 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. He would like to thank Ellen Barber and Anne Hamilton for including him in this fantastic play. DavidKubicka.com
Writer & Artist
I Want To Run Away With You by Anne Hamilton, The Winter Rose by Drew Keil and The Stage Manager by Bruce Dalziel
Bruce is a writer and artist. After 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, 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 AND Theater’s 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 and sang in this production. Bruce wrote and performed two pieces, Ye of Little Faith, and Bailey’s Nursery for Winterlight in October 2022. Bruce is grateful for this opportunity to act in Drew Keil’s The Winter Rose with Liz and Brian, and to perform with Ellen Barber in The Stage Manager.
The Two Selves by David Masello
David began his career as a nonfiction book editor at Simon & Schuster, followed by senior editorial positions at many magazines, including Travel + Leisure, Art & Antiques, Departures, Country Living and Town & Country. He’s currently executive editor of Milieu, a national print magazine about design and architecture. He’s a widely published essayist and poet, with pieces appearing in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur (where he is a longtime
columnist), Best American Essays, and numerous literary and art magazines. His plays and monologues have been produced and performed by The Players Theatre, Winterlight Productions, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Chelsea Repertory, Artistic New Directions, The Braid Theatre of Los Angeles (where he is artist-in-residence), National Arts Club, Big Apple Theater Festival, Fresh Fruit Festival, et al. He is the author of three books about art and architecture. He has lectured on writing about art and journalism to many colleges, including Sarah Lawrence College, where he has taught a course on writing about art and culture. He is a member of the National Arts Club’s literary and theatre committees. davidmasello.com
Presenting The Winter Rose by Drew Keil and Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Frank Loesser
Ms. McKendry is thrilled to be returning to Winterlight for another season. She was last seen performing ‘Blue Clouds’ by Elizabeth Mitchell and directed by Ellen Barber in ‘Landscapes of Experience’ for Winterlight Productions at The Salmagundi Art Club. Broadway: The Producers. Off-Broadway: Sleep No More. Regional: The Red Dress (New Phoenix Theatre), The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Paper Mill Playhouse), Boeing-Boeing (Cape May Stage), Mama Mia (The Gateway), Technical Difficulties (NYTF) Film: Cabrini (Spring 2023), The Producers. Liz is a member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab, NYC, ANDTheatre’s Anything Goes! and Winterlight Productions. Gratitude to Ellen Barber and Drew Keil. Proud Member of Actor’s Equity and SAG-AFTRA.
Brian Anthony Zupan
Writer & Actor
Playing Mitch in The Winter Rose by Drew Keil; Singing Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Frank Loesser; Presenting The Man On The Ice by Brian Anthony Zupan
Brian is a NYC-based author, actor, and musician. Winter Tales marks the fourth time he has appeared in a Winterlight Productions show. Most recently, in the fall production of Winterlight’s Landscapes of Experience, he performed Life Across America with George Lipslinger, featuring a character he created whose stage debut, under the direction of Ellen Barber, was at ANDTheatre’s annual Go Solo! Festival at the Chain Theatre NYC last spring. This past fall, he appeared on the main stage at the Chain Theatre in the one-act play he authored, Crossing The Street (directed by Ellen Barber), as part of ANDTheatre’s annual festival An Eclectic Evening of Shorts XV. A member of Jack Wetherall’s Shakespeare Lab in NYC and the 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. Extreme gratitude to Ellen and Maria for this lovely opportunity, honored to present Drew’s outstanding work, and delighted to work alongside Liz and Bruce. Heartfelt and forever appreciation to the incomparable Ellen.
Cold by Drew Keil
Son, brother, baseball Marine warehouseman ranch-hand bale-bucker rodeo-bareback-bronc broke jaw student actor philosopher UPS skier maintenance railroad brakeman laborer foreman mine-prop-cutter cook heavy equipment operator backhoes bulldozers husband1 student actor philosopher waiter bartender collapsed lung husband2 father fraternal twin sons actor painter carpenter 22 bldg apt. super baseball coach hockey coach writer student Newark Public Housing maintenance supervisor MTBI actor writer C survivor recent nominee for best actor in NY Theater Festival. Many thanks to Ellen Barber, Maria Hoffman and Winterlight Productions for this opportunity and Drew Keil for trusting me with his work.
In Order of Appearance
Anne M. Hamilton
I Want To Run Away With You
Anne is a NYC-based freelance dramaturg and the Founder of Hamilton Dramaturgy, an international consultancy. She co-authored Dramaturgy: The Basics (Routledge, 2023), a practical guidebook in Routledge’s The Basics series (Walter Byongsok Chon, co-author). Anne has dramaturged for Andrei Serban, Michael Mayer, Lynn Nottage, NYMF, Niegel Smith, Classic Stage Company, Tina Andrews, Leslie Lee, and Andrew Barrett, among others. She is an award-winning playwright (WHO’S ANDY WARHOL?, THE STACY PLAY – A LOVE SONG – PART I, ANOTHER WHITE SHIRT, MARLY FLORINDA DESCENDS INTO HELL ONE STEP AT A TIME, OFEM, and THE SHOEBOX). Hamilton has been a Bogliasco Foundation Fellow, won the Dean’s Prize for Dramaturgy at Columbia University School of the Arts, and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Italy. B.A., Drew University, M.F.A., Columbia University.
The Second Collection, The Winter Rose, and Cold
Drew is an actor and playwright. His stage and film 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 more than 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 and Lucy, just laugh.
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.