Cast & Crew

Zach Bullock – “Prologue/Boy/Corax”


Zach Bullock is ecstatic to be able to explore this Roman Comedy with an amazingly funny cast. Previous Credits include: 9 To 5 (With Emmy Award Winner Sally Struthers), Seussical, Maury Yeston’s Phantom, Animal Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, and The Hobbit. A graduate of Christopher Newport University in Virginia, he can next be seen in Frankenstein: A New Musical located at the Players Theatre.

 

Eli Cox – “Stalagmus”


Eli recently appeared in Jeff’s production of Ajax playing one of the chorus members. Born and raised in New York City, Eli studied at the School of American Ballet and has appeared in productions with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and the Mikhailovsky Ballet at Lincoln Center. He is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and currently studies at T. Schreiber Studios. He is very excited to be part of this production.

 

Sentell Harper – “Aristophantes”


Sentell Harper recently had his one man show Seek and Ye Shall Find premiere in New York City at this year’s United Solo Festival. Sentell is the recipient of the 2014 United Solo Festival’s Emerging Actor award. After receiving his MFA in Acting from Arizona State University where he worked with Tim Miller, Laurie Carlos, Anne Bogart and SITI Company he was awarded Links Hall Chicago artist mentorship with Tim Miller where he performed with Miller in a night of new work. Sentell has performed in Chicago productions at Gorilla Tango Theatre, The Bailiwick and, Mortar Theatre’s Company. He’s very grateful to be working with…other people…as most of his work recently has been solo work!

 

Robert Garcia Cabrera  – “Philocrates”

Originally from Newark, New Jersey Robert is a recent Graduate of The William Esper Studio’s 2-year Acting Program. His most recent credits include La Quinceañera (BAM Debut), and The Laramie Project with the Alpha Theatre Company. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Thank you to Jeff and Brian for this fun opportunity. Enjoy the show!

 

Brian Demar Jones “Hegio” & Assistant to the Director/Acting Coach

IMG_4124Brian is grateful for the opportunity to be working on the production side of theater. He is grateful for Jeff’s faith in him to take on both administrative and artistic duties. He was most recently seen in Smith Street Stage’s production of the Tempest as Alonso. He recently moved back to NYC from Portland, Oregon after having been absent for ten years. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, and has been working regionally ever since. His favorite credits include: “Billy Crocker” in Anything Goes at Lakewood Theater, Ernie Lijoi’s Under The Influence at the Funhouse Lounge, Batboy: The Musical, the award-winning production of Snowstorm at CoHo Theater, and the Brother/Sister Plays at Portland Playhouse. Brian also works as a teaching artist, private acting coach, and director.    www.bdemarjones.com

 

Thomas Vieljeux – “Colaphus/Philopolamus”

Online HeadshotThomas moved to New York City from Paris when he was 21 to pursue his career as an actor. He recently graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre and performed his first play The Iron Tongue of Midnight by Antony P. Pennino at the Rita Morgenthal Theatre. He is delighted to be a part of Captives, and to be able to explore this Roman comedy with an amazingly funny and talented cast.

 
Brandon Salerno – “Tyndarus”

Brandon is a recent graduate of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he studied acting, entertainment business and educational theatre. Recent theatre credits include “Zanni” in A History of Servitude (NY Fringe 2016), “Stanley” in Brief Encounter, and Greater Tuna. Brandon can be seen as the title character in the web series Flying High With Charlie, which is available on Amazon Prime and YouTube. He is also a co-writer, producer and actor in an upcoming short film called Half Empty. In addition, he can be spotted in commercials for #MPWR, Burger King and Dollar Shave Club. He’s grateful for the opportunity to be working on more classic comedies with such a talented cast. For more information, please visit www.brandonsalerno.com 


Peter Fernading – “Ergasulis”

Peter is very happy to be joining the American Theatre of Actors for their production of The Captives. He is excited to be working on his first production since finishing the acting program at the William Esper Studio. A big thanks to Jeff, Brian, and all the other gentlemen working on the show. And a very special thanks to his parents for their undying support and love.


Michael Banks – “Cordalio”


Michael Banks aka”Mikewuzhere”, is excited to be part of Captives. He recently worked with Kenthedo Robinson and Nikoli Pierre of Crystal Image Performing Arts Company on, Oedipus the King, and Jeff S. Dailey in Ajax and Seafaring earlier this year. Also, Michael was part of the musical called Miyorka produced by George E. Brown II of the G and G Production Company in which he danced and acted. Michael is known for his break-dancing, street skateboarding, theater light tech work and acting. He looks to continue his acting and other talents in the future.


Jeff Dailey – Director

jeff                                                 Jeff Dailey earned his PhD in theatre from NYU. At the American Theatre of Actors, he has directed Pushkin’s Mozart and Salieri and The Stone Guest; Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great, parts 1 and 2; Dido, Queen of Carthage; Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris; Seafaring (his adaptation/translation of Anglo-Saxon poetry), and, most recently, Sophocles’ Ajax, among other plays. He is the founder of the Long Island Student Shakespeare Festival and the early music ensemble Collectio Musicorum. Outside of the theatre, he recently worked on The Big Bang Theory TV series and the movie The Conjuring 2.  Dr. Dailey is an associate professor of music, theatre, and poetry at Five Towns College in Suffolk County. He is delighted to be working in the John Cullum Theatre. He would like to thank his cast  and crew for making this ancient play come alive with laughter. 

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