MEET THE CAST OF WRINKLES
Barbara Miluski as Gertrude/Barb
Barbara is a native of Chicago. She graduated from The Second City Workshop, and performed in clubs and theaters around the Chicago area with the comedy group Laugh, Inc. In New York theatre, she has been seen as Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe, Anna Semanovna in A Month in the Country, Maragrazia in The Other Son, The Duchess of Berwick in Lady Windermere’s Fan and in The Vagina Monologues. She has also appeared in productions at The Fringe Festival, The Samuel French and the Strawberry Festival. Barb can’t see herself leaving NYC as she would miss the never-ending adventure of traveling its subway system.
Anthony Robb as Chris
Anthony has lived in many cities around the world including Melbourne Australia, Sydney, Toronto and New York and London. He has worked mostly in TV and Film but has also hosting experience in Sports having hosted his own international sports segment at one time here in New York. Another of Anthony's passions is horseracing. He recently did a TV spot on USA today handicapping the Kentucky Derby. Anthony loves foreign films and his favourite director is Pedro Almodóvar. His favourite actor is Mickey Rourke and favourite film is The Pope of Greenwich Village.
Arlene Love* as Brenda
Arlene has appeared in The House of Bernarda Alba, Ponica Prospect Theater Company, Invitation to a Mastectomy, (Lola) Astoria Performing Arts Center, Lunch at Amageddon, (Poppy) Sage Theater Company. Nominated Best Actress in a Full Length Production. Special performances include Arlene Love… The Best of Times is Now, a one-woman show of poignant and amusing stories and poems, performed in Cabaret and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, performed in Catholic Schools. Staged readings include: Sadie and Ida, (Ida), Susan Shafer, playwright, and under the auspices of Paula J Riley’s, the Spiral Theater Studio, Stage Fright, The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe, playwright. Training: Acting, Sande Shurin, Diann Ainslee, Jayson Buyer, and Anthony Vincent Bova. Voice, Guy Waid. Arlene is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Judy Stadt as Joyce/Valerie
Judy Stadt is the Producer and Host of the weekly radio/podcast the Lunch and Judy Show heard globally on several internet networks. Judy sings, rants and writes original skits, stories and music plus informal conversations with celebrities from Broadway, Film and TV. Ms. Stadt has had major acting roles in more than 80 plays throughout the New York tri-state area. She has been a vocalist with jazz great Sol Yaged and his band for many years. She has written, produced and starred in: Mothers, Second Chances, A Recipe For Intrigue, Born To Entertain (a one woman show? Musical), The Old Spice Girls and Writing Is Murder! www.lunchandjudyshow.com.
Stu Richel* as Ken/Harry
Film: principal roles in 19 indie features, including Death in Love (Josh Lucas’ dad,) Starting Out in The Evening (Frank Langella’s foe) and Red Cockroaches (slimy landlord.) TV: 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin’s boss,) Onion News Network, One Life to Live and Michael and Michael Have Issues. Regional theatre: Proof (Redhouse,) Twilight of the Golds (Shadowland) and State of the Union (J City Theatre.) NYC stage appearances include: Summer and Smoke (Clurman,) American Soldiers (Theater For The New City,) Merry Wives of Windsor (Lion,) and Barrier Island (Center Stage,) among others. In earlier lives…corporate attorney, college teacher, prison performer and combat photographer with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. AEA, SAG/AFTRA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Loren as Diane/Ann (Sunday performances)
Bonnie is delighted to return to the stage after starring in Michael Bergmann's latest independent features Tied To A Chair co-starring Mario van Peebles and Robert Gossett, and The Reality Trap which co-starred Tovah Feldshuh and David Hedison. Before working in film, she was a founding member of the Process Studio Theater in Tribeca where she played both leads and character parts. She also performed a cabaret act and was the recipient of two Peabody Awards for her work in radio. Favorite theatrical roles included Edith in Triptych by Penelope Baynton, the Curator in The Zilensky Collection by Michael Bergmann and Steven Miller, and the title role in The Country Wife by William Wycherley. Her favorite operatic roles included Violetta in Puccini's La Traviata, Musetta in Verdi's La Boheme and Anna in François-Adrien Boiedieu's La Dama Blanche.
Wendy Merritt as Ann/Diane
Wendy is happy to be working with this innovative newcomer to the indie Theater scene and playwright, Robert F. Benjamin. Downtown theater audiences have seen her work at La Mama, in Richard Sheinmel’s Modern Living Series, Metropolitan Playhouse, most recently in David Koteles’s My First Lady, and Sink or Swim Rep for three seasons as both actor and director for their Escape Truth, Change Seasons.
Ashton Crosby as Joel/Ed
Ashton was an actor in his early twenties-stock, touring, Off-Broadway. Then life got in the way and he became a schoolmaster for the next forty years, teaching English, Latin and Theatre. Now retired from the classroom, he’s back where he began. Rencent credits include The Crucible, directed by Wendy Merritt, Romeo & Juilet and Hamlet at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Tennessee, and Henry V at Arkansas Rep. He has also appeared in countless “indie” films—never seen by anyone!