Larry Clarke, Bre Blair
Larry Clarke, Val Lauren
Val Lauren, Larry Clarke, Bre Blair
Bre Blair(Shelly) - Born and raised in Southern California, Bre has been working in film and television most of her life. Currently, she can be seen in "The Back Up Plan" with Jennifer Lopez and the upcoming "Small Town Saturday Night" with Chris Pine. TV: "Brothers and Sisters," "Grey's Anatomy," "Monk," "CSI" and recurring on "The Unit". Bre is thrilled to be making her LA stage debut in Two Wrongs. Many thanks and love to the cast and crew.
Larry Clarke (Julian) - Stage: Searching For Certainty (Mineral Theatre), Diverting Devotion (Irish Arts Center), Streamers (Roundabout, Huntington), The Dog Problem (Atlantic and Long Wharf), The Glory of Living (MCC), Thy Kingdom's Coming (Neighborhood Playhouse), Good (The Barrow Group), Miss Julie (Lillian Theatre). Regional: Aunt Dan and Lemon, Paradise Lost, Hamlet, Map of the World. Film: "The Informant," "Public Access," "In & Out," "Company Man," "In My Sleep." TV: Guest star on "Burn Notice" "The Closer", "Saving Grace", "Numbers" "The Shield," "Medium," "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice", "Cold Case," "Boston Legal," "CSI," "CSI: NY," "House," "Lost," and a role as Det. Lamott on 21 episodes of "Law & Order."
Val Lauren (Terry) - A long time member of the repertory theater company The Playhouse West, Val has starred in numerous plays including three written by and co-starring Scott Caan. Film: "The Doorman", "The Grey in Between" and the role of Max Modeen in the Sundance Institute film "True Love". TV: Recurring role on "24" as agent "Randy Murdoch", "Monk", "Criminal Minds" and "CSI NY". Val also teamed up with Scott Caan to star in "Dallas 362" with Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hatosy, Selma Blair, and Kelley Lynch. He made his writing and directorial debut with "HELP". "HELP" just completed its festival run, winning awards for: Jury Prize, Audience Award, Best Actor, Audience Award for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Story and Best Screenplay.
Scott Caan (Playwright) - Scott's first play Almost Love was produced in 2000. His second play 911, directed by Robert Carnegie, was produced in 2002. He directed a collection of plays he wrote entitled Minor Holidays in 2004. All of his plays were staged at The Playhouse West Repertory Theater Company where Scott has been a member since 1996. Also an actor, Scott wrote, directed and starred in "Dallas 362," and "The Dog Problem," both theatrically released films. He also wrote and starred in "Mercy," directed by Patrick Hoelck, set to be released in May 2010. In addition, Scott can be seen in many films including "Gone in Sixty Seconds," "Friends with Money," "Varsity Blues," and the "Oceans 11, 12, 13" series.
Missy Yager (Director) - Missy is a founding member of Open Window Theater Company in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she directed many classic American plays and additional original works including Steven Berkoff's In the Penal Colony. Missy is also a member of Naked Angels Theater Company, where she directed Kenneth Longeran's Henry David Thoreau Visits His Mother for Lunch. Also an actress, Missy originated the title role of Horton Foote's Laura Dennis and played Margot in Diary of Anne Frank opposite Natalie Portman on Broadway. She also originated the roles of Jessica in Kenneth Lonergan's award winning, This Is Our Youth, as well as Doris in Lonergan's The Starry Messenger opposite Matthew Broderick. TV, regular or recurring: "Mad Men", "My Own Worst Enemy", "Six Feet Under", "Boston Public", "The Mike O'Malley Show." Film: "Dead Man Walking" "Broken Giant," "A Fish in the Bathtub" Web: "Wainy Days," "Faux Baby." This is her second, and very proud participation with, a Mineral Theatre Company production.
Mike O'Malley (Producer) - Playwright: Searching for Certainty, Three Years From Thirty, Diverting Devotion, and the upcoming, This Is How We Live. Also an actor on TV in: "Glee," "Parenthood," "My Own Worst Enemy," "My Name is Earl," "Yes, Dear,"Â "The Mike O'Malley Show." Film:Â "28 Days," "Deep Impact," "Pushing Tin," "The Perfect Man," "Leatherheads," "Meet Dave," "Cedar Rapids," and "Eat Pray Love."
Jeff Robinson (Set Designer) - Jeff has been a nationally exhibited painter for over twenty-five years. In addition, he has created sets for plays in Kansas City, Chicago, New York and Los Angeles where he has garnered attention for his work on plays as diverse as Sight Unseen, Cheyenne and Southern Baptist Sissies. His backdrops have graced the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Rolling Stone and Time. Jeff is pleased to be working with Scott, Missy and Mike on this project. Jeff lives in Hollywood with his wife, author Courtney Watkins, daughter Mary Charles and dog, Tate. Some of his artwork hangs onstage in this production. www.jeffrobinsonart.com
Steve Altman (Sound Designer) - Born in Dayton, Ohio, Steve spent his days writing little musicals for family and friends. By college it was one band after another, and soon after that he was signed with Motown Records, writing songs for such luminaries as Jose Feliciano and Smokey Robinson. He has since written music for Disney, HBO, Comedy Central, Fox and NASA, and is currently writing a musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' Time Machine. Steve performs in and around the LA area, and his CD â€˜World Always', will be released in Fall 2010. Steve recently directed the critically acclaimed John Lennon musical, Just Imagine at the NoHo Arts Center Theatre, now on its way to a May opening at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Russell Boast (Lighting Director) - At the age of 21, Russell Boast won the prestigious Nelson Mandela Artists Award for his contributions to theater in South Africa. At the same time he was completing his BA in English and Communications at the University of South Africa, with a technical degree in Film, Theater and Television. He graduated with honors in 1993. In the six years that Russell has been in Los Angeles he has been involved in the staging of over 30 theater productions, and has embraced the film, television and theater industries in a variety of roles including: casting director, acting teacher, producer, director and ally to artists and entertainers across the world. He currently works as a casting director alongside Rick Pagano ("X-Men: The Last Stand", "Alien: Resurrection", "Hotel Rwanda") and Debi Manwiller ("24") for Pagano/Manwiller Casting and is a founding partner of Rocket Propelled Ltd. with Rick Pagano.
Jon Leahy (Music Supervisor) - Jon began his music career as a composer and performer in bands such as The Broken Remotes, Painted Hills and Biirdie. Together, with Morgan Kibby, he has scored two films, "A Necessary Death" and "Overdrawn," and as music coordinator at Aperture Music he has worked on the films "Walk Hard,""Smother," "Chops," "The Heartbreak Kid" "Bad Teacher" and "Hall Pass" as well as the television program, "Community".
Rebecca Schoenberger (Stage Manager) - Rebecca has worked on over 25 productions throughout the state of California. Some of Rebecca's favorites include Ecstasy (Artworks), And Baby Makes Two (Santa Monica Playhouse), Sona Tera Roman Hess (The Lounge Theatre) and her first show, Into the Woods (Diablo Light Opera Company). Rebecca has been a stage manager for many shows throughout the Greater Los Angeles area since moving here in 2005. Rebecca has theatrical training from Cal State University Northridge and Diablo Valley College. Rebecca would like to thank Mike, Scott and Missy for this opportunity.
The Mineral Theatre Company is grateful to our audience for their patronage. It's a busy time for everyone and there's always too much to do ... and we don't take it for granted that you have decided to spend some time supporting our endeavor. Thank you.
Special Thanks: Beth Pinker, Jerry Clarke, Lisa O'Malley, Jim Leonard, Raquel Lehrman, Keirin Brown, Matt Richter, Eva Lauren, Fielding Edlow, Sam Trammell, Mitch Haddad, Courtney Watkins, Shane Crowell, Liz Warner, Mario Marino and The Marino Family.