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Ethan Downing

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Ethan Downing (Joe) is an actor and playwright who graduated from Fordham University with a BA in English. He is happy to be performing in New York after recently traveling to perform "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" in Belgium earlier this year. New York theater credits include: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" (Billy Bibbit); "Picasso at the Lapine Agile" (Gaston); "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" (Adam Long); "The Fantasticks" (Mute); Tony Fiorentino’s world premiere of "My Dinner with Amy"; Vinnie Morano’s "A Collapse" (NYC Fringe Festival); . Ethan’s Shakespearean credits include "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" (Lysander); "Twelfth Night" (Feste); "Love’s Labour’s Lost" (Moth); and "A Winter’s Tale" (Mamilius). Film and TV credits: Official Sundance selection, "Predisposed" (Eli) with Academy Award Nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River, Homicide Life on the Street) written by Academy Award Nominee, Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia); "Brush Hour"; "The Hayley Project." Ethan has also trained with Fordham Experimental Theater’s improv troupe, FUCT, performing in venues including Upright Citizen’s Brigade. He is still waiting for Jill Hennessy’s return to Law & Order so he can audition to be her new partner (call me, Jill). For more about Ethan, please visit

Timothy Dudek

Timothy Dudek (David) is thrilled to be making his NY Fringe debut.  Originally from Cleveland, OH he was trained at the Beck Center for the Arts.  He is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.  Timothy has appeared both Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway.  Favorite roles include Moloch in Fall From Grace, Parmeno in The Eunuch, Touchstone in As You Like It (for which he won the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Comedic Actor).  He was recently seen in No Jacket Required’s production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), which traveled to Brussels, Belgium earlier this year.  He would like to thank all of his friends and family for their support and love.

Tod Engle

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This marks Tod's (Father Cohan) fifth Fringe Festival production, including the award winning "The Way Out," which he recently performed in California. He has many New York stage credits. Television audiences may know him from his guest roles on "Law and Order SVU," "The Sopranos," "Hope and Faith," "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and playing white castle executive, Brad Phillips, opposite Tina Fey and Jon Stewart in Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" as well as numerous commercials. His film credits include "Rachel, Rachel," "Curtain Call," and "It Had to Be You." Tod co-stars in the independent feature, "Love in the Age of Dion" and the shorts, "The Undertaker" and "Cycle Unknown," which have been in Numerous film festivals.  He would like to thank his longtime friend and director, Vinnie, and this amazing cast and crew. To see a sample of Tod's TV and film work, please visit his website:

Helene Galek

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Helene Galek (Marie) has known Vinnie for simply "yeeeeahs", but this is the first time she is working directly with him (and at the Fringe Festival yet!)  and couldn't be more thrilled! She is on the advisory board of Boo-Arts, a resident company of Manhattantheatresource, andperformed in their premiere production of "House of Bernarda Alba" starring Joy Franz. Helene is also a casting associate with Small Pond Entertainment and has assisted with casting on a web series, several readings, two mainstage shows at MTS and their upcoming Estrogenius Festival, where she is also one of the assistant producers and has performed in several of them in the past.

Helene has an extensive performing background in theatre, film, video, voice-over, sketch, improv, interactive and musical theatre in and out of the city. Recently she co-starred and co-produced an evening of two provocative new works under the title "Kissed Off" with bff Cindy Keiter.  It was received so enthusiastically earlier this year during a play development program, that they are moving full steam ahead to produce it again for a full run mid-winter 2010!

Helene believes "Make Love Not War" is over-due for a comeback and in retaliation to Hollywood, all of Helene's leading men have been younger than her.

Corey Tazmania

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Corey Tazmania (Myra) recently played Billie Friedhoff in Alan Brody's critically acclaimed The Housewives of Mannheim at NJ REP.  New York credits include Trish Harnetiaux's Straight On 'Til Morning (78th Street), Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution (QED), Ellen Beckerman's Alice's Evidence (SoHo REP), Jude Domski's Investigation of an Image (Drama League, SoHo Think Tank Ice Factory Festival) and participated in The Fresh Fruit Festival, The Midtown International Theatre Festival (OOBR award) the ACT French Festival at 59E59 and Queer@HERE. Regional credits include productions with NJ REP, Burning Coal, The Magic Theater, Mill Mountain Theatre, two seasons with The New England Shakespeare Festival, five seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and toured nationally with The National Shakespeare Festival. 

John Triana

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I want to dedicate this performance to some wonderful teachers and my family for their continued support. Austin. Michael. Thanks for your infinite wisdom. For all the kids of SABA soccer who teach me something new everyday and keep me smiling. Kayla, I love you angel.

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