2014 Company



Rosalind Ashford* is delighted to return to NEWvember! A busy voice actor, in 2015 she will narrate her 50th Audiobook (iTunes, Amazon, Audible). VO: Aristocats (Disney), Muzzy (BBC), Commercials (Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Chevrolet, etc.) Off-Broadway Theatre: Blood Feud (Abingdon), Forgiving John Lennon (Signature). Recent Theatre: Equus, History Boys (Gallery, NYC), Importance of Being Earnest (WPPAC), Memory of Water (JCity). TV: “Elementary,” “Deadly Sins,” “Celebrity Ghost Stories,” “Royal Inquest,” “Ugly Betty.” AEA, SAG-AFTRA. rosalindashford.com

Tracy Carney (House Manager) is a theatre artist involved in the performing arts from an early age. She moved to Dutchess County 13 years ago and was delighted to find a welcoming and robust theatre community. Working locally with Cocoon Theatre, The Woodstock Players, various companies at the CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, and most recently, Tangent Theatre, she has been fortunate to be involved with productions from the sublimely profound to the seriously silly. Many of which, were shared with her talented family. Tracy is looking forward to new creative and challenging projects.

Angela Cole (House Manager) is a 10-year resident of Tivoli. Her love of the stage began at age 5 when she performed in the Newnan, GA production of The Nutcracker. Sadly, though, she twirled herself right off the stage and into the local emergency room! Ever since, she has happily kept her theater activities solidly off stage where no twirling is required. Angela is the house manager on Thursday and Sunday.

Summer Corrie is thrilled to be back with the NEWvember New Plays Festival once again. She was also seen with Tangent as Grete in Sight Unseen and Annette in the pub reading of God of Carnage. Other credits include – Theatre: HAIR, West Side Story, The Heidi Chronicles, A MidSummer Night’s Dream, Quilters, and Making Contact. Film: Spin Slowly, A Different Night, and a comedy web-series called My Friend, Blashe. Summer is also a singer who performs throughout New York State. summercorrie.com

Ben Fundis has joined Tangent on a few occasions, for NEWvember 2013, pub readings and the 2011 production of The Zoo Story. He is a filmmaker, musician and a graduate of the film and electronic arts program at Bard College. He has appeared in several roles in plays and musicals such as Pippin, as Pooh-Bah the Lord High Everything Else in The Mikado and as Jim Curry in The Rainmaker.

Samuel Hoeksema moved to New York in 2010, attending the two year Professional Acting Program at Circle in the Square Theatre School, graduating in 2012. Select theatre credits include: The Vandal (Tangent Theatre Company), Kill Me Now (Kaliyuga/Bridge Street Theatre), and The Right to Children (Workshop Theatre), also written by Samuel. Special thanks to Michael and Andrea for luring me back upstate. Always a pleasure to work here.

Jacob Horstmeier is ecstatic to be back in Tivoli for another NEWvember Festival. New York credits include Post-Concussive Syndrome (Six Part Productions), The Brothers Savage (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), These Troubled Times (Monarch Theatre Company/Ryan Rep). He earned his BFA in acting at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He can also be seen playing guitar and screaming into a microphone with any one of his three New York based folk/rock bands: GoodWolf, Dacada Summer, and Sweater Weather.

Kelsey Landon* is thrilled to be joining NEWvember. Kelsey has worked with several New York companies including The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Pearl Theater Company, The Acting Company, Worlds End Theater, The Guthrie Theater and is an Associate Artist with Ugly Rhino Productions. She is a graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor training program.

Amy Lemon* Olson has acted on stage in New York and Los Angeles for many theatre companies. She won a DramaLogue award for The Early Girl. Member of Half Moon Theatre: Love/Sick, Good People, Is He Dead?, Almost, Maine, Ten Minute Minute Play Festivals; River Valley Rep: God of Carnage; Tangent/AboutFACE: NEWvember Play Festival. Directing: The Vandal at Tangent, NEWvember, Half Moon Ten Minute Play festivals. Training: Uta Hagen, Milton Katselas, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. AEA, SAG-AFTRA.

John Charles McLaughlin*, originally from Hammond, IN, is a resident artist at the cell theatre in New York City. He has performed in their productions of McGoldrick’s Thread, Peter/Wendy and Hard Times: An American Musical, and was recently seen in their readings of Nancy Manocherian’s Blue Skies and Marianne Driscoll’s The Biscuit Club. He is also a member of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players and AEA. jcmclaughlin.com

Teresa Meza* is delighted to return to this year’s NEWvember festival, thank you Tangent Theatre and AboutFACE! Latest theatre credits: My Big Gay Italian Wedding (St. Lukes Theater, NYC) and Lorca in a Green Dress (Casa 0101 Theater, Los Angeles). Recent film credits: Birdman (Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu), Nomads (with Lucy Liu) and Bananas (short film, Los Angeles). TV credits: “The Sopranos” and “The Young & the Restless.” teresameza.com

Anna Nugent* is Co-Artistic Director of AboutFACE Ireland and a co-producer of NEWvember. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and recently completed an award-winning run of The McGowan Trilogy (including NEW2013’s The Long Wet Grass) at the cell in NYC as part of the 1st Irish Festival. Anna is thankful to have such an inspiring artistic “family” and to be sharing this new work with Tivoli! annanugent.com

Paul Nugent* is Co-Artistic Director of AboutFACE Ireland and a co-producer of NEWvember. Recent New York theatre includes the award-winning The McGowan Trilogy at the cell, and the new musical McGoldrick’s Thread at 80 St Marks. Paul recently made his U.S. network TV debut in “The Blacklist” (NBC). Huge thanks to Michael and Andrea at Tangent; Anna, Alan and all the AboutFACE team; and to everyone for helping to make our 4th NEWvember happen! paulnugent.net

Brenny Rabine* gleefully returns to Tivoli and NEWvember. Since last year’s festival, she performed Off-Broadway in Bill W. And Dr. Bob (Lois), as Liz in The Whale at Adirondack Theatre Festival and most recently as Brooke in Other Desert Cities at theREP. For ridiculously more information, visit her at brennyrabine.com. Always for Nolan and Dale.

Jared Reinmuth* is thrilled to return to the NEWvember Festival with the talented cast of Strong Force. In 2011’s festival, he performed in Broken Wing by Rachel White, The Cat Vandal by Fengar Gael and Pirate by Jennifer Skura. He most recently appeared in the part of Don Armado in Boomerang Theatre’s NYC production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Jared is most grateful for his Saugerties friends and family, and to Michael, Andrea, Paul and Anna for the opportunity to be back.

Andrea Rhodes (Producer) is one of Tangent’s co-founders. She produced The Vandal, Sight Unseen, The Good Father, Doubt, The Zoo Story, wanderers, Subway Series, Quick & Dirty, Waiting for Godot, Tangent’s pub-readings in New York and the Hudson Valley, The Local (short film) and Northern Blue (TV shorts). She is also co-producer of the NEWvember New Plays Festival. Her consulting studio, Gig Marketing, is based in Tivoli. Member: New York Women in Film and Television.

Michael Rhodes* is Tangent’s Artistic Director. He has acted with Tangent, Stageworks/Hudson, Half Moon Theatre Company, Shadowland Theatre and River Valley Rep, among others. For Patricia Clancy Rhodes, who’s watching from the best seat in the house.

Amie Tedesco* is thrilled to be back for her third NEWvember Festival! This past summer, she appeared in the Tangent Theatre Pub Reading, 3 By Steve. Off Broadway: Lemon Sky (Keen), Any Day Now (Primary Stages, Reading). NYC Theatre: Outside (Player’s Theatre), Moon Orphans (MITF), and various sketch shows at UCB Theatre. Film and TV: “Law and Order: SVU,” Particles of Truth, “Crazy Good” (MTV Promo), various shorts and music videos. amietedesco.com

Andrea VanSwearingen (Stage Manager) is a local Hudson Valley native specializing in production and event management. Most recently she was the Executive Assistant for the Woodstock Film Festival. Her most recent theater productions include Tangent’s The Vandal, Half Moon Theatre’s Side by Side, Love/Sick, Good People and County Players’ Spamalot and Aida. She is excited to be involved in NEWvember and back working with ‘the other Andrea’…oh and Michael too!

Steven Young is a professional writer and performer. On stage: Looped (Stageworks), All My Sons, Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and numerous Tangent pub readings. Puppeteer credits: Coffee Break films with The Muppets and Free to be You and Me with Wayland Flowers and Marlo Thomas. Currently, Steven is the head writer for a series of e-learning business tools, and records spots for WKZE.

*member Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors in the United States, appearing under special arrangement

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