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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

ACTORS
ENCI (Paulina) – is a proud member of SkyPilot Theatre where she recently spoke the words of Ronald Harwood in last years production of TAKING SIDES and where she performed her first children’s program in PETER COTTONTAIL, JR.
Enci was born and raised in Hungary and lived in Germany before she came to the US. Since her her move to the States, she has worked in N.Y. and I.A., appearing in print campaigns, commercials, on stage, and in films.
Enci has appeared on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, and in the indie films MY SILENT SADNESS, PLAYER, and THE FARAWAY LOOK OF A DREAMER. Enci is currently working on the international production of  VOICESS FROM CHORNOBYL, on the stage production of THE SEDUCTION OF AUNTIE ROSE and was recently accepted to the Antaeus Theatre Academy where she studies the classics.
Enci serves on the SAG Hollywood Conservatory Committee, on the SAG Casting On Line Task Force Committee and on the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Art & Culture Committee and lives car-free with her husband Stephen Box in Los Angeles and rides her bike everywhere. Please, change lanes when passing her :-) .
Enci thanks Cindy Marie Jenkins for bringing this play into her life! Thanks also to Dado for taking on this play and her acting coaches Sal Romeo and Ebba-Marie Gendron. Enci is car-free and a bicycle activist and she promotes Art, Culture, and Lifestyle in L.A. (www.illuminateLA.com.)
To view Enci’s reel, photos, and credits, go to www.imdb.com or visit her website www.EnciPerforms.com.
ERIC JOHNSON* (Gerard) – Recent stage credits include MAGNUM OPUS THEATER at Sacred Fools. TAKING SIDES at the SkyPilot Theatre, as Roma in GLEN GARRY GLEN ROSS at the Egyptian Arena, Sir Andrew in TWELFTH NIGHT, Templeton in CHARLOTTE’S WEB as well as TWENTIETH CENTURY, THE SLEEPER.
In 2001, he received Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Citation for Supporting Actor for his work in Lebensraum at Trap Door Theater. He recently appeared as Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night at Lodestone Theater, and then as Templeton the Rat in Charlotte’s Web at Mainstreet Theater Company. Last Christmas, he directed SkyPilot’s critically-acclaimed production of HELLCAB and REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT. He also produced and acted in the short film EXIT, CLOWNY!, which premiered at the LA International Short Film Festival in 2005.
Coming up, indie film SAN SABA, and as a cop in DIRTY SEXY MONEY. ECurtisJohnson.com
BENTON JENNINGS* (Robert Miranda) – Previously seen in SkyPilot’s critically acclaimed TAKING SIDES as Wilhelm Furtwangler, REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT as Doc then stepped into the Lead Role of Maish Resnick, the ensemble cast of HELLCAB, and wrote and directed SkyPilot’s first Children’s Outreach production of PETER COTTONTAIL, JR.
Other theatre nationally and internationally of over 100 roles includes Shakespeare, Sketch Comedy, Musicals, National Tours, Theater for Young Audiences, Burlesque, Camp Comedy, High Comedy, Comedia de l’art, High Drama, Melodrama, and over 6000 Comedy Old West Gunfight Shows.
Feature film principal roles include David Zucker’s AN AMERICAN CAROL opposite Kelsey Grammer, IN HER SHOES opposite Cameron Diaz, MR. & MRS. SMITH opposite Brad & Angie, SAN SABA opposite Angus Macfayden, LAST OF THE MOHICANS, WINNING LONDON with the Olsen Twins, and lead roles in indies HOW HENRI CAME TO STAY with Rick Warden (HBO’s “Rome”), HIGHWAY TO HELL, and MACON COUNTY WAR with Dan Haggerty.
TV roles include SCRUBS, DEXTER, WITHOUT A TRACE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, 12 MILES OF BAD ROAD, HEARTLAND, STRONG MEDICINE, CHARMED, JAG, PASSIONS, DREW CAREY, ARLI$$, FAMILY LAW, PROFILER, sketches on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and numerous commercials.
Training includes London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, BFA-Theatre from TCU, AFI, Film Actors Lab.
Represented by Hervey-Grimes Talent Agency.
Infamous trivia: His Dad appeared in the 1966 cult film favorite MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE.
Benton is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, SAG, and AFTRA.
For more information and photos please visit www.BentonJennings.com and also look Benton up on www.imdb.com.
CREW
DADO (Director) – is a resent transplant from Chicago. She recently directed the west coast premier of AMERICAN DEAD by Brett Neveu for Rogue Machine Theatre. Later this year she will return to Chicago to direct Craig Wright’s THE UNSEEN at A Red Orchid, where she is an ensemble member.
She is currently teaching at AMDA and Steppenwolf West. In Chicago, Dado worked at The Goodman, where she was a recipient of the Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship. She also recently received an After Dark Award for her direction of the US premiere of HUDDERSFIELD, by Ugljesa Satinac. She has also directed plays for Steppenwolf, TUTA, Victory Gardens, Shattered Globe, Trapdoor, Emerald City, and many others.
She also acted extensively with the European Repertory Company, and lots of other places. At A Red Orchid she has directed such plays as THE HOTHOUSE, THE SEAHORSE, FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE, and THE GREY ZONE. She would like to thank Eric, Enci and Benton for all their hard work. www.dadosite.comCHARMAINE COLVIN* (Stage Manager) – a San Francisco transplant, has been Stage Managing for over 14 years. She has worked for TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, and 42nd Street Moon, among others. After a brief hiatus, where she spent her time traveling and getting caught up on life (and sleep), she returned to the theatre one year ago with Sky Pilot’s production of HELLCAB. She was quickly sucked into the whirling vortex of local theatre. She also works in the film industry time and dabbles in voice over as well. She sends a shout out to Gimp and The Nut.DANUTA TOMZINSKY (Set Designer)- is a Los Angeles native and has designed sets in the LA area since 1999 with various theater groups. Her design training includes fashion design, textile design, graphic design, interior and retail design, scenic and fine art painting. Danuta has worked as co-producer for theater and film. She has been the production designer for a feature length thriller, KILLING ARIEL. She is grateful to have found production design as a way to combine all her design sensibilities. This is her fourth collaboration with the SkyPilot Theatre. She is grateful to have met and worked with SkyPilot Theatre and director Dado and thanks them for their spirit of collaboration.BOB ROKOS (Sound Designer) - is happy to be working with SkyPilot Theatre again. Some of his previous credits include REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, HALLCAB, AMERICAN DEAD, PITCFORK DISNEY and THE BEASTLY BOMBINGS. Bob is also a musician who performs in the music groups Slings, The Accordionares Orchestra, M.S. Garvey’s Letters to the President, Raymond Pettibon and the Nichemakers and Famous Bob Rokos. Bob is also completing his short film SICKMAN which will be sure to change the world.

Enci as Paulina Salas and Benton Jennings as Dr. Robert Miranda

Enci as Paulina Salas and Benton Jennings as Dr. Robert Miranda

Enci as Paulina Salas and Benton Jennings as Dr. Robert Miranda

Enci as Paulina Salas and Benton Jennings as Dr. Robert Miranda

Enci as Paulina Salas and Eric Curtis Johnson as Gerard