The Talent Behind “Psycho Beach Party!”

CAST:

ALYSON RODRIGUEZ ORENSTEIN – Chicklet

Alyson is one of the co-owners of Touch Me Philly Productions.  Acting since a young age, she has always had a passion for fun & farce on stage! “Psycho Beach Party” certainly haslots of both, and it’s been an awesome experience!  Alyson is a horror host in the Touch Me Philly series “SINema After Hours,” a parody song writer, as well as an actress in many other theatrical and on screen endeavors here in Philadelphia. She is so proud of how far the company has come and extremely grateful to her partner in theatre magic, Amanda Sylvester the amazing cast and crew for helping TMP  dreams come alive!  For more information on Alyson, including pictures, resume & more head to http://www.AlysonRodriguezOrenstein.com

 

KRISTINE L. BONAVENTURA – Berdine

Kristine is so excited to be performing with TMPP for the first time!  She graduated from DeSales University with a Bacherlors in acting/directing.  A big thank you to Amanda and Alyson for such a great opportunity and to her family, friends and Dan for putting up with her craziness outside of rehearsals.

 

 

BOBBY HAYES – Starcat

Bobby is thrilled to be making his TMPP debut.  Favorite theatrical experiences include playing Tiny Tom in Urinetown, Mike Depki in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? and Sailor #9 in H.M.S. Pinafore. He would like to thank everyone at TMPP for making this show a reality and letting him be a part of it, as well as his friends and family for their support.

 

PAUL DEL SIGNORE – Kanaka

This is Paul’s second appearance with the folks from Touch Me Philly and he’s like totally stoked to be riding the high waves again. He gives thanks and praise to the tremendous team assembled and looks forward to meeting each and every audience member throughout the run!

 

DEXTER ANDERSON – Provoloney

Dexter is pumped to be making his Touch Me Philly debut. He holds a BA in Theatre from Rowan University (’13) and has appeared in a cornucopia of venues and mediums in and around Philadelphia in the past year. To learn more, follow him on Twitter @Dextasy1.

 

JULIA KERSHETSKY- Marvel Ann

Julia is an actress and singer with a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Penn State University who can be seen regularly on stages throughout the metro-Philadelphia region (sometimes wearing more than a bathing suit). Thanks to Amanda, Alyson, the cast, crew, and everyone at TMPP for an experience that was more fun than beach party bingo, and love to Mom, Dad, Alex, and Greg. For info on upcoming projects and her private voice studio visit juliakershetsky.com.

 

 

SYDNEY WILSON – Bettina Barnes

Sydney is grateful for her fun experience with TMPP, as well as the cast and crews hard work to bring this show to life. You can find more information about her at her website sydneysandrawilson.weebly.com and on Facebook.

 

ADAM HOWARD – Mrs Forrest

Adam is very excited to be a part of such a fun show. He is a freshman acting major at The University of the Arts. Much love to the awesome cast and crew, his Uarts friends, and his Mother for making the journey to support me: ahoward@uarts.edu.

 

ERIC SCOTT EVANS – Yo-Yo

Eric is thrilled to be a part of his first Touch Me Philly production! He would like to thank the cast and crew for making this possible. Be sure to catch Eric as the title role in Brainspunk Theatre’s production of Clive Barker’s Crazyface, coming this August to a stage near you.

 

GAVIN WHITT – Nicky

Gavin Whitt is excited to be working with TouchMePhilly. He’s also participating in Solow Fest in June. Check him out!

 

RACHEL PENNY – Dee Dee

Rachel Penny is a founding member of Touch Me Philly and company member of Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre. She is a graduate from Alvernia University. Love to the amazing cast, crew and my supportive friends!

 

CREW:

 

AMANDA SYLVESTER – Producer, Director

Amanda is honored to be directing and producing PBP. She would like to thank the audience, cast, crew, designers, patrons, supporters and TMPP sponsors for all their support! More information about Amanda can be found at www.amandasylvester.com and www.touchmephilly.com.

 

JOI CHEUNG – Stage Manager

Joi is thrilled to be working with Touch Me Philly Production and the incredibly talented cast and crew on the show. You can find more information about Joi at http://cheungjoi.wix.com/joi-cheung and on Facebook.

 

CRAIG WOLFGANG – Assistant Stage Manager
Craig is ecstatic to be back working in theater after a 10 year hiatus. As always he thanks his parents for their love and support and Amanda for the opportunity to work with this talented cast and crew.

 

ROBERT BALAN – Sound Designer

Robert has been working with sound design, engineering, and recording for almost 30 years and he is very happy to be working with the wonderful people from Touch Me Philly on this fun show!

 

ASHLEY HEITZMAN – Set Designer

Ashley is a painter and artist who lives in Philadelphia. She paints murals, builds props, air-brushes tees and makes cool things. Check out her flicker portfolio here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100365418@N05/

 

KELLI MANDRUK – Costume Designer

Kelli Mandruk has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years in Los Angeles, New York City and now Philadelphia.  She is the owner of Hip & Thrifty a clothing boutique specializing in new and recycled clothing for women located on E Passyunk Ave. More information about the store can be found at Facebook.com/HipThrifty.

 

AMANDA HECKMAN – Costume Assistant

Amanda is super stoked to be working with such a great company like Touch Me Philly! It is her first show costuming, but she has a longstanding love of helping characters come to life looking their best. Check out her Etsy store, TutuKachooo, for the raddest tutus in town!

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