14.3.07

Who We Are



KAT CHAMBERLAIN

Kat is the founder of Are the Fish Happy? Theatre and the organizer of 'Peace on War' Theatrical Forum. She produces, writes, and directs - plus everything else she can do - for theatre. Her plays include Kung and Fu, 3 Kings and Their Dead: Act III – Richard III and the Ghosts, and an Iraq War play, A Question of Service. She also reviews plays for nytheatre.com.

-- THE CAST OF 3 KINGS AND THEIR DEAD --



DANIEL ABSE

Most recently filmed "SHOWING UP", a documentary about the acting and auditioning process, directed by James Morrison (of Fox Network's " 24"). Theatrical credits include Chekhov's The Wedding Reception (Dymba) at the Triangle Theatre in Philadelphia, Beckett's OHIO IMPROMPTU (Listener), and PARKING (Ray). Television: Law and Order: SVU and Hack. Daniel studies acting with George DiCenzo and has additional training in acting and directing from Yale Drama School, and teaches theatre at East Side Middle School in New York City.



TOM HEDLUND

Tom was born in Kansas City, MO, but has changed residence almost forty times since then. He has attended twelve grade-schools and three high-schools in almost as many States. Tom's father was a manager for Hilton, and the job required moving the family every six months to a year. Unlike his sister, Danielle, Tom never got used to being the new kid every year of his life, or nearly so, and retaliated by becoming the class clown, among other undesirable personality traits, such as his penchant for acting.
Once in 1979, when a live-action Dr. Strange (Marvel comic book hero) made its way onto television, Tom was pretending to shoot magic bolts from his hands during a commercial break. His father saw this, entered the room and grabbed Tom by the shoulder, demanding that he never act that way again, saying that what is on television is make-believe, not real. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and a Master's of Fine Art in Acting. So much for make-believe.
Before Tom started college and graduate school he knew that he needed a crash-course in discipline, after spending nearly his entire life being a cut-up and a hot-head, so he joined the US Navy for five years, serving as a Hospital Corpsman and Field Medic for the US Marines. Tom took a few years to make the personality changes needed to be successful in the military, but at the end of five years he finally learned the secret to a life in the armed forces, and with that mastered, he promptly and honorably separated from Navy service on 14NOV98 and seven years later he finished his Master's in acting.
Tom has appeared off-off-Broadway in five productions before Three Kings and Their Dead, including 'Fishin'' and 'The Big Dance' at the TSI Playtime Series, 'Pet Shop' and 'The Sleepers' at the New School for Drama, and a revival of 'Stage Door' at the Theatre Fellowship of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. His next project is an English translation of the play 'Baaahhh!' in which he will play an ever-present bureaucrat, who continually impedes the progress of the hero. Baaahhh! will be part of the 2007 International Fringe Festival, here in New York.
Three Kings and Their Dead presented new challenges to Tom and it's the first Shakespeare role he's played in six years, the last being Benedick from 'Much Ado...' in college. Working to make the language make sense has been his greatest challenge, along with growing an itchy beard to better feel his character!
Tom is honored and elated to be appearing in his sixth off-off-Broadway role and looks forward to his seventh!



EFFIE HORTIS

Effie would like to thank all those who supported her on her crazy never-ending adventure. After studying in Los Angeles and receiving her BA in Theatre Arts, she joined a professional theater company that inspired her to reach out to the global community. She toured with the company, starting at The Getty Center then taking the production to The National Theater of South Korea. She was also able to work with students at The Shanghai Theater Academy which opened her eyes to what she may have otherwise never noticed.
As an aspiring artist, Effie enjoys all aspects of theatre and hopes to write and direct for the stage in the near future.
Thank you Niko for your understanding of the Universe (and me). And to our beautiful babies who make me laugh everytime they cry.



WAEL OMAR

Born in Cairo, Egypt, Wael has spent the past few years as a freelance editor and cameraman, recently moving back to study method acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Wael is committed and drawn to classics as well as avant garde work both on screen and in the theater. This is his first appearance in a Shakespearean production in New York.



JULIO C. PE√ĎA

Born in Peru, has been active in the music industry for many years as an audio engineer and producer. Recently turned to acting, studying at HB Studio in New York City with Austin Pendleton, and improvisation with the likes of John Monteith of Second City and Holly Mandel, formerly of The Groundlings in Los Angeles.
Most recent projects include a reading of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part 1, for Moonbeam.net Productions and a web series “The Hacking Chronicles” for AT&T.
He is very happy to be part of a great experience in a great city.



NICK ROESLER

Nick is thrilled to be a part of the 3 Kings project. A recent graduate of both Connecticut College and the National Theater Institute, Nick is glad that he has finally been able to reach New York! Other theater work includes interning with the Wooster Group and and acting as a contributing member of the Full Stop Company.

5 comments:

jcgCOLLABORATIONS said...

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Cindy said...

Effie,

My name is Cindy. I went to school with your brother. (Northampton Senior High, PA) I hope I have the right person. I think I do. If you get this message, PLEASE, PLEASE, I am trying to find your brother. I want to know he is okay. I've missed him everyday since 1995.... I'll add this board to my favorites and check it often. I would give you my email, but I really don't want to post it here. :) Thank you for everything! I'm so sorry to bother you......

Cindy said...

Dear Effie,

My name is Cindy. I went to school with your brother. (Northampton Senior High). I think I have the right Effie, I hope I do. I have been searching for your brother for over ten years. He was very special to me and I have often wondered if he was okay. We were both searching long ago for many of the same things. We shared the same interests in art and music. Like I said, he was very special to me. I'd like to know he is okay. I will add this blog to my favorites... Would you please get back to me somehow? I'm sorry to bother you, and I swear I'm not some crazy person! LOL. I hope to hear from you soon.

Cindy said...

Sorry everyone! I didn't realize the first comment posted... :) I'm a little new at this. Thank you for your patience!

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