ANTHONY RUIZ (Nelson) credits include the soon-to-be released films “Custody” with Viola Davis, “iCreep” with Adrian Martinez and “Eli Moran” with David Zayas. In 2012 Anthony won the SVA / Directors Guild of America, Best Actor Award for the short film “Caravella”. On Television he has appeared ten times in “Law & Order” and seven times on “The David Letterman Late night Show” as the worlds richest man, “Carlos Slim”. He has also done over twenty commercials including some with Michael Strahan, John Leguizamo and Derek Jeter. On stage he has done numerous productions. His proudest being in the original cast of “Our Lady of 121st Street”, directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.
VANESSA VERDUGA (Sara/Playwright) is an actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer and lawyer committed to creating bold and diverse art that challenges stereotypes. She is the creator, showrunner and star of the popular award-winning digital series and comic book “Justice Woman”. Vanessa also starred and produced the award-winning feature film “H.O.M.E.”, and “The Hunting for Lost Characters”, a sci-fi action short film. She is a contributing writer for MOSH.us, writing about social and political issues that speak to millennials. Last but certainly not least, Vanessa is recording her first solo urban Latino album titled “Soy Mujer” (“I am Woman”), with Grammy and Billboard award-winning producers Kenny O’Brien and DJ Napoles to be released in 2016. A graduate of both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Seton Hall University School of Law, Vanessa is happy to combine all of her skills to create art that seeks to awaken our inner warriors. www.vanessaverduga.com
DAVID PENDLETON (Homeless Man) David has appeared in contract roles on “All My Children”, “The Guiding Light” and “The Edge Of Night”, as well as running roles on others. Other TV includes the Emmy nominated TV movie “Luke Was There” as “Luke” (mentor to Scott Baio), the TV movie “Relentless”, and the TV series’ “The Jefferson’s”, “What’s Happening”, “Police Story”, “Starsky And Hutch”, “Elder Skelter” (“Unlucky Stiffs”), and in “Gotham” and “The Slap”. Theatrical movie roles include “Youngblood-1978” and “Abduction” “The Patty Hearst Story”. David appeared on Broadway in “No Place To Be Somebody” and “Don’t Bother Me”, “I Can’t Cope”. His several Lort productions include “The King And I” as The King of Siam and “Same Time Next Year” opposite Diahann Carroll. He has performed in several Shakespeare productions and performed with the vocal group Tony “Williams And The Platters”. He also appeared in the 2009 and 2010 “Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival”, and in Ernest Hemmingway’s “The Old Man And The Sea”. David most recently appeared in Tennessee William’s “Orpheus Descending” in NYC.
ADRIANA SANANES (Carmen) has been a leading actress at New York’s Repertorio Español for ten years, receiving a Theatre Fellowship Grant from The Princess Grace Foundation. Recent theatre: “Sueñoat” Teatro SEA (ATI and HOLA Awards), “La Caída de Trujillo” at TeatroCírculo (ATI), “Café” at CU Schapiro Theatre and “Cabaret Émigré” at Theatre Row. She has recorded over 100 audiobooks, including the Spanish versions of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman”, Pulitzer Prize winner “Enrique’s Journey”, (AUDIE Award) and the Spanish tracks for the Grammy nominated “Brown Bear Series” by Eric Carle. She is a multiple winner of AudioFile Magazine’s Earphones Award. Adriana was the stage director for Early Music New York’s production of the XVIII Century musical “Malbrú” at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and “The Songs of Astor Piazzolla” at the Sheen Center. www.adrianasananes.com
ANDRES DE VENGOCHEA (Kevin) Born and raised in Panama, Andres attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate and then moved to New York to work at Bloomberg, LP. Two years later, he was offered a job at the Mission of Panama to the United Nations, where he worked on Security Council matters. This was a great experience, yet he couldn’t keep ignoring his true calling. While still a diplomat, he studied acting in the evenings with the incomparable Terry Knickerbocker. Since then, he’s been featured in multiple commercials and independent films, as well as off-off-Broadway productions. www.andresdv.com
CONNIE SALTZMAN (Jenny) Off-Broadway: “Hotel Sonder” (The Davenport Theatre); “A Touch of Forever” (FringeNYC). Film Credits: “Honeybee” (Best Leading Actress at The International Horror Film Festival); “The Comedian” (opposite Robert DeNiro, director Taylor Hackford). Training: Anthony Abeson, Upright Citizens Brigade, LAByrinth Theatre. www.conniesaltzman.com
JAMES PADRIC (Jake) is excited to be in the production of “Implications of Cohabitation”. He can recently be seen in tv shows such as: NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, Showtimes’ Billions and Lifetimes’s I Love You But I lied. He has shot numerous short and independent films. He’s been involved with various theater companies and readings with such theaters as LAByrinth Theater Company. He is also in production of The Crusade of Connor Stephens written and directed by Dewey Moss for the Midtown International Theater Company. He received his training from the Maggie Flanigan Two Year Conservatory and a Masters in Classical Acting at the Drama Centre London. He would like to thank his family, friends and mentors for their constant support. Peace and love to all x
GLADYS PEREZ (Waitress/Woman) Theatrical credits include: “Malasangre/Bad Blood” (PRTT); “Tiene la MuerteAtada” (PRTT Summer Tour); “Boxing 2000” (Richard Maxwell/European & US tours); “Song of the Simple Truth: El Canto de Julia de Burgos” (NY Artists Unlimited/Mid-Atlantic & Northeast tour). Film & TV credits include: “Law & Order: SVU”; “Canned” (actor/producer/co-writer); “ Bromance Boys”; “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. BFA: New School/AMDA. Gracias & love to James, Mami and Papi. www.gladysperez.com
LENI MENDEZ (Director) is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied Fine Arts, specializing in Set Design, Costume Design, and Theater Directing. In 2009 she moved to NYC where she has been working in various capacities at RepertorioEspañol, LaTea, IATI among others, as well as internationally in Latin America and Europe. In 2001 she created in Buenos Aires Zootropo Group, and 2011 in NYC Void Theater Company, both companies for movement and performance research. She has earned multiple awards, including 2015 ATI for Best Production and Best Direction for “Ausensia”; “Caida (hemisferio cero) earned her Best Direction & Best Production at the Quito-Ecuador International Theater Festival, Quito-Ecuador 2014/2015; for “Huella”, Best Direction at the Short Film Festival, Buenos Aires-Argentina 2016; “Tia Julia y el escribidor” 2016 ACE Award for Best Costume Design in New York; “Barcelo con hielo” HOLA Awards & ACE Award for Best Production, 2014 NYC-USA. In 2013 she received a Grant from various Swiss foundations to create short films “Pulsation” & “Olvido.” www.lenimendez.com
PABLO ECHEGARAY (Producer) is a graduate of the 14 week CTI program for theater producers. As a founding member of Sudacas Theater he is excited to be a part of bringing “Implications of Cohabitation” to life for the first time on stage at The Clurman, Theatre Row (NYC) this August 2016. In addition to producing theater he is an executive producer on “The Last Hand”, a TV pilot in production, “Broome Street Boys”, a feature film in production, “The Gradua” a feature film which made its debut this June at the NY Dominican Film Festival, and “The Hunting of Lost Characters”, a sci-fi short film. A Fordham Law School graduate with an MBA from Pace University he has nearly a decade of experience as an attorney in NY, having previously spent a decade working in University administration as a financial aid counselor and Director of Financial Aid and Bursar.
ANNA GRIGO (Set Designer)
JACKSON MILLER (Lighting Designer)
TBA (Sound Designer)
STEVEN DANIEL (Costume Designer)
JOSEPH BARONE (Assistant Director)
MEG WHITEHURST (Stage Manager)
RACHEL LUCAS (Assistant Stage Manager)
EMILIE A. GROSSMAN (Prop Master)
ORPHEUS GROUP (Casting Directors). Maria E. Nelson and Ellyn Long Marshall met 25 years ago over the phone. Marshall was working in casting for New York’s Public Theater, Nelson was an agent, and the two hit it off during a business call. They started working together shortly thereafter. Over the years, their company, the Orpheus Group, has established itself as a major presence on the New York scene. The pair has worked with both respected theater companies (INTAR) and critically acclaimed independent film productions (“Girlfight,” “Real Women Have Curves,” “Amreeka”).
PRODUCTION CORE (Production Management) provides Production Supervision to any project starting in the concept stages through the completion while paying close attention to all of the very important details. Their goal is to make the producers and managers of any production feel at ease with proper financial, logistical and personnel planning. www.productioncore.net
DTE MANAGEMENT (General Management). Under the supervision of Ryan Conway, DTE Management is an industry leader in general management services for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. DTE Management currently manages Avenue Q, Daddy Long Legs, Trip of Love and Spring Awakening. Previous productions include My First Time, That Bachelorette Show, and the successful ten-year run of The Awesome 80s Prom. www.davenporttheatrical.com
ÑAÑO ECUADORIAN KITCHEN (Sponsor) opened in 2013. Ñaño means brother to Ecuadorians and was the perfect name for the restaurant. This cozy Hell’s Kitchen spot offers a number of classic, super-fresh Ecuadorian dishes, like ceviche, tortillas de verde, and humitas. Opt for the caldo de bola, a beef soup with a plantain dumpling filled with beef, egg, raisins, and peanut sauce — it’s the perfect cold-day treat, and the plantain dumpling is so good, you’ll want to eat a whole order of them alone. So stop by soon to have a little taste of Ecuador. nanobarhk.wix.com/nano
ABOUT SUDACAS THEATER
Sudacas Theater is a new American theater company that aims to entertain and challenge modern audiences with high-spirit theater productions, focusing on the multicultural stories you haven’t heard before. Our productions are meant for a diverse audience, with characters and situations that will appeal to everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity, with the ultimate realization that we are no different from each other.