Lake Theatre's 2018 Season
"THE LONG WEEKEND"
JES BEDWINEK (Abby Nash) is so excited to be back at The Lake Theatre! She's an NYC-based actor/comedian and company member of Accomplice! The Show - an improvised, immersive comedy. NYC: A Footnote in History (Anecdota, The New Ohio Theater), The Nocturnist (The Habitat), New Dance Theatre's Asylum (Access Theater Artist-in-Residence), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Times Square Arts Center). Regional: Love Quest (Ivoryton Playhouse, CT), The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCaullie Fishing Derby (Lake Theatre, NY), Love's Labour's Lost (Boston Commonwealth Shakespeare Co), Twelfth Night (Oberlin Summer Theatre Fest), Spring Awakening (Promethean Theatre of Chicago). Alum of Second City and The Moscow Art Theatre at A.R.T. TV/Film: "A Mother's Will" (post-prod), "Parental Pride", "Homeland", and "The Deuce". MFA - The New School for Drama. www.jesbedwinek
*MICHAEL J. CONNOLLY (Roger Nash) was recently seen in the world premiere adaptation of Victoria Benedictsson's The Enchantment (HERE Arts Center). Other credits include “Malvolio” in Twelfth Night at the celebrated Santa Fe-based arts collective Meow Wolf (in collaboration with the International Shakespeare Center); The Cherry Orchard and A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); “Rev. Hugh Emerson” in Alan Ayckbourn's Joking Apart (world premiere, Centenary Stage Company, NJ); “Sergei” in a new adaptation of Chekhov's Platonov (Columbia University); The Taming of the Shrew (“Grumio”); She Loves Me (“Arpad”); Bye-Bye Birdie (“Hugo”); Sweeney Todd; and the entire G&S canon with the New York G&S Players. Michael has trained with Terry Schreiber in NYC, at LAMDA in London (M.A.), studied engineering at Princeton, and has also been caught behind the scenes playing the trombone. Additionally, Michael is the founder and principal producer of Breukelen Stage & Film LLC, an inovative production company nurturing young artists across multiple performance mediums.
FLEECE (Wynn Trueman) Credits include: Deathtrap (Winnipesaukee Playhouse), A Taste of Honey (The Pearl Theatre Company, dir. Austin Pendleton), Always a Bridesmaid (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Twelfth Night (Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.), Towards Zero (The Theater Barn), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare & Co. - Young Company), Chez Pierre (Theatre de la Jeune Lune), and The Compound (UglyRhino Productions). TV: “The Perfect Murder” (Discovery ID), “Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel Channel), “I’d Kill for You” (NBC). She has trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris and apprenticed with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Offstage, Fleece worked as a producer with Presence Theatre in London, earning four-star reviews in Time Out and The Daily Telegraph for British premieres at Theatre503 and Jermyn Street Theatre. Graduate - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
*JAN-PETER PEDROSS (Max Trueman) Lake Theatre Productions debut, also appeared locally for nine summer seasons with Mettawee River Theatre Company. NYC theater credits include: Reckless, Chess (2003/2018), Tommy, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown, The Drowsy Chaperone, Violet (Gallery Players); Allegro, Blood Brothers, The Secret Garden, The Human Comedy (Astoria Perf. Arts Center); Urinetown (Secret Theatre); The Nightmare Dream (NYC Fringe); Coriolanus, Richard III, and marathon reading of the eight “history” plays (Judith Shakespeare Company). Much additional downtown/experimental theater, some film/TV/commercials, and too much costume character work to mention. See janpeterpedross.weebly.com for more. Also proprietor of SALO FARM, an arts/health/vacation retreat and event venue in Hebron, NY - visit salofarm.com for info.
* Professional Member of Actor's Equity Association