Artistic Director

Adrienne Doucette

Adrienne Doucette has been priviledged to work in the Theatre these past 35 years. She has appeared in National Tours of Fiddler On The Roof as Yente,  Annie as Miss Hannigan, My Fair Lady as Mrs Pierce and The Mystery Of Edwin Drood as Helena along with understudying Jean Stapleton as Princess Puffer. Ms Doucette has had the honor of working with Theodore Bikel, Angela Lansbury, Arte Johnson, Michael Moriarity, Sheena Easton, John Schuck and the late Marsha Lewis. She has also worked with a variety of Directors and Choreographers including, Rob Marshall , Kathleen Marshall, Larry Carpenter and Norb Joerder. She has worked regionally with The Fulton Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, The Phoenix Theatre Company as well as The Barter Theatre. Roles include Emma Goldman Ragtime, Reno Sweeny Anything Goes, Mother Abbess The Sound Of Music, Mama Rose Gypsy, Maggie 42ND ST, Mae West Ziegfeld, Clelia The Nerd, Trudy Steel Magnolias, Madam Pavlenko in A Day In Hollywood A Night In The Ukraine and Charlotte in Flora The Red Menace.  Her Directing credits include Annie, Fiddler On The Roof, From Broadway To Hollywood, The Gin Game, Lil Abner and I Ought To be In Pictures. In 1989 she won South Florida’s Carbonnell Award for the role of Maggie in 42nd ST. Ms Doucette is a proud member of  Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, Aftra, and local 764 Wardrobe Union.

The Company

Bob Ader

Bob Ader is very proud to be a member of Project Rushmore Theatre Company. He began his professional career over 40 years ago as a child actor. Broadway Credits include, All The Way Home with Colleen Dewhurst and The King and I. Pre- Broadway Credits include Rainbow with James Rado, and A Matter of Position, with Mike Nichols. He was featured in Olympus on My Mind at the Florida Studio Theatre, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, at the Cleveland Play House, Groucho, A Life in Review, with Gabe Kaplan, Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Most recently he appeared at The Kassr theatre in several roles in Shlemiel The First. Television Credits include Law & Order, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Unsolved Mysteries, and Saturday Night Live. As a child he also performed with Judy Garland in a concert at Madison Square Garden. Bob is also a playwright and has had two of his plays produced Off Broadway: Stop Time in which he also co-starred with his wife, MarilynSpanier, and Shivah (now entitled, The Perfect Egg Cream) in which Ms. Spanier was also featured. Bob just finished a successful run of The Golden Land Off Broadway for the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre.

Jill Ahrold

Jill Ahrold Theater credits include: Present Laughter, Holiday, Fallen Angels (Gotham Radio Theatre); Feign’d Courtesans, Anthony & Cleopatra, Much Ado about Nothing, School for Scandal (Queen’s Company); Twelfth Night (Jean Cocteau); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Schools); As You Like It (Spontaneous Shakespeare Sundays); as well as many staged readings with Instant Shakespeare. TV/Commercials: BP International LTDNickelodeon; Contracted script doctor for Green Light Productions. Jill is the Director and Founder of Imagine Me Kids, a theatre, media and film education organization for youth.

Matthew Amira

Matthew Amira is from New York, New York. He appeared at Music Theatre of Wichita as Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof), Snowy (Honk!), and Aaron Shultz (Legally Blonde). At the Hudson Warehouse (New York, New York) he played Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). At CCM, he was seen as Macheath (The Threepenny Opera), Mr. Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors), Rapunzel’s Prince (Into the Woods), Billy Pierce (The Civil War)and A Little Night Music (Mr. Lindquist/Frid). He placed third nationally in the English Speaking Union’s National Shakespeare Competition in 2009 and has performed with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Matt is an Equity Membership Candidate. He is a Drama graduate from Fiorello H. LaGuardia H.S and holds a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Emilio Aquino

Emilio Aquino earned his bachelors in acting at Drama Centre London and studied with Veniamin Mikhailovich at the St. Petersburg Theatre Arts Academy in Russia. Notable Credits Doctor Who (BBC 3), Well (West-end Apollo Theatre), Lower East side (Qi Films) and 4-1-9 (A.E Films).




Ronit Aranoff

Ronit Aranoff is a proud member of Project Rushmore Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Urban Stages. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Santa Barbara Theatre, Actor’s Shakespeare Company, Cabrillo Music Theatre.  Favorite roles include Wendy in Peter Pan(SBT), Fredrika in A Little Night Music, Jackie-O in The House of Yes, Maria in Twelfth Night (STNJ) and Ashley in My California. BFA: NYU Tisch at Stella Adler Studio.

William C. Bailey

William C. Bailey appeared in NYC in Folding Chair’s Titus Andronicus and Gotham Radio Theatre’s Present Laughter and No Time for Sergeants. NYC readings: Ella Minnow Pea directed by Joe Calarco; Dark of the Moon, King Lear, All My Sons for Project Rushmore; Julius Caesar (Casca) for Hudson Warehouse; Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence) for Spontaneous Shakespeare; Tempest (Stephano), Winter’s Tale (Autolycus) for Instant Shakespeare. Regional: Damn Yankees, Dial “M” for Murder, Sound of Music at John W. Engeman Theater; Music Man (Harold Hill), 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), Crucible (Hale), My Fair Lady (Freddy), Bus Stop, Peter Pan, Floyd Collins. Directed: Lovehandles, NYC; Project Rushmore readings of Arcadia, Six Degrees of Separation, Tempest, New York Idea, Pavilion, and Eleemosynary. Assistant directed Vermont Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. DeSoto Family Theatre artistic director, 2003–2005.

Brian Cheng

BRIAN CHENG – New York Theatre: The Awesome 80′s Prom (Off Broadway), Island; or To Be or Not to Be (New York Shakespeare Exchange), You for Me for You (Ma-Yi Theatre Company), Around The World in 80 Days (Gotham Radio Theatre), B*tch (The Theatre Project and Theatre for the New City), The School For Husbands (New York Classical Theatre), The Goonies: The Musical (RASH! Theatre Co.).  Tours: Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Max and Ruby (TheatreworksUSA). Film/TV: Backwards, Director’s Cut, The All For Nots (HDNet). Training: Stella Adler, BFA Acting, New York University.


Tre Davis

Tre Davis is so excited to be a part of Project Rushmore and has been from the very first reading! His work has been seen off-Broadway at The Public and Signature Theatres. Other New York credits include The Toilet ( New Federal), Airborne (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Lower Ninth (u/s The Flea). He has worked regionally at Shakespeare Theatre NJ, Shakespeare Fest St. Louis, and St. Louis Rep. Proud graduate of Webster Conservatory.



Brittany E.Duck

Brittany E. Duck is excited to be a member of Project Rushmore! FAVORITE CREDITS include Finding Home (Sunny) – opening at the Billie Holiday Theatre this March; YES! The Musical (Malia Obama); Hairspray (Little Inez); Rent (Joanne); You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy); A Christmas Carol (Belle); Guys and Dolls (Hot Box Girl); Jesus Christ Superstar (Soul Sister); Black Nativity (Potter/Soloist); Fences (Raynell);

Macbeth (Banquo); Life X 3 (Ines); Billie Holiday Theatre; Duke Ellington Theatre Company; Merry-Go-Round Playhouse; North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Childrens Theatre of Charlotte, African Globe Theatreworks, others. BA in Theatre with Distinction, Duke University. “Thank you to my family and friends for your constant love and support!” *Live Truthfully*

Evander Duck

Evander Duck – NEW YORK THEATRE: Court-Martial At Fort Devens, New Federal Theatre, director Mary Beth Easley, (Audelco Award Best Cast & Best Play); Hurricane Katrina, director Dann Fink, Lucille Lortel Theatre (NY International Fringe Festival Encore Series); As You Like It, director Jessie Ontiveros, Mint Theatre; Julius Caesar, director Nate Merchant, American Globe Theatre; Blues For Mister Charlie, director Brad Malow, Marjorie Dean Theatre; Miss Evers’ Boys, Director Melanie Moyers, Red Fern Theatre Company.
REGIONAL THEATRE: Henry V, director Michael Sexton, Two River Theatre Company; Macbeth, directors Aaron Posner & Teller (of Penn and Teller), Folger Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination Best Ensemble) & Two River Theatre Company; Fences, director Timothy Douglas, American Stage and African Globe Theatre; Apostasy, director Suzanne Barabas, (World Premiere), New Jersey Repertory Company; The Exonerated, director Dave Mowers, Charlotte Repertory Company; Driving Miss Daisy, director John Eyd, Stage East Ensemble; A Christmas Carol, director Pedro Silva, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival.  FILM/TELEVISION: Made In Jersey, Oz, Ed, All My Children, One Life To Live, Macbeth The Film, Meet The Pitts, For All Mankind, Graveyard Shift, Asbury Park. MFA, Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.

Sarah Elmaleh

Sarah Elmaleh 
is an actor and voiceover artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her NYC theater
experience include productions with the Flea and the Brick theaters, as well as with collectives Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Truffle Theatre Company, and Gotham Radio Theatre. She has voiced commercials for such companies as Sodastream, Puma, and Tanger Outlets, and she is a proud member of the Game Audio Network Guild Voice Actor’s Coalition (credits include critically acclaimed indie game Skulls of the Shogun.) She trained for a summer at the British American Drama Academy, and she has a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.

Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans is an actress, playwright and teaching artist. Her one woman show, which she wrote and performed in, Jew Wish,was part of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival, and received rave reviews. Past Off-Broadway credits include:The Blue Bird (Urban Stages), and Macrune’s Guevara and Richard and Anne (Mirror Repertory Company). Other New York and regional credits include: The Silkie (Urban Stages Library Tour), 365 Days/365 Plays (Clubbed Thumb), Someone Borrowed, Someone Blue (NJ Repertory Company), Bridal Suite (Manhattan Theatre Source), The Vagina Monologues(Millbrook Playhouse), and The Trojan Women (Oval Theatre, London) among many others. Her play, Waiting, premiered in 2006 at Elevator Up Theatre Company’s Summer Shorts Festival. Rachel was a writer/performer of the episodic sketch comedy, The Eddie Fitzsimmons Show, and a member of the Improvisational comedy Group, Top Heavy, which performed regularly around New York City. She has studied improv at the People’s Improv Theater and is a teaching artist with Making Books Sing and The Women’s Project, among others. She holds a BA in Theater and English from Tufts University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Theater at the CUNY School of Professional Studies. She is a proud member of Project Rushmore. FInd more info on her and her show here:

Sydnie Grosberg Ronga is on the steering committee for the Project Rushmore Theatre Company. She has adapted and directed most of Gotham Radio Theatre’s productions. As a director she has worked in New York, St. Louis, and regionally directing a wide variety of revivals and original plays. Sydnie is co-founder of Max & Louie Productions, and directed their critically acclaimed productions of It Had to Be You and The Lady With All the Answers and just returned from directing Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour, which has been nominated for three Louie Awards. As Associate Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre Company, she directed Boy Meets Girl, Alone At The Beach, and The Nerd. Ms. Grosberg Ronga directed Branislav Tomich’s one-man plays; Blue Lanterns which had a highly successful run in New York  fall  ’09, and Café God which played in NYC, St. Louis and won a Drama Logue Award in Los Angeles. She has worked with Manhattan Class Company and The Women’s Project. As an Arts Educator Sydnie works with students of all ages, directing shows from elementary school to college and designing theatre curriculum for in-school and after-school programs. An acting teacher and coach, Sydnie was born in St. Louis.  She is a graduate of Webster University.

Al Krause

Al Krause SAG, AFTRA, AEA.  Theater credits include Oh Dad, Poor Dad (with Sylvia Miles),  A Loss of Roses at  The Actors’ Studio,  Zoo Story, Crossing Delancy and many works at The Public Theater as part of the writers workshop. Other theater credits include Remember me ( Habima Theater of Israel.) Television appearances in NY and LA include All My Children, One Life to Live, Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Sommerset , various TV pilots, Commercials, Voice Over, and most recently in the TV series Kings. Al is very proud and extremely grateful to be a part of this wonderful company. For more information, go to

Amanda Lederer

Amanda A. Lederer: NY: Shlemiel the First (TFANA) The Woodsman (Strangemen & Co.)The Dunes (Gallery Players). Regional: The Divine Sister (with Steven Polito, aka “Hedda Lettuce,” Stageworks Hudson) The Trial of FDR (New Stage Performing Arts) Make Sure It’s Me (BTF) Virginia Woolf (Aglet) Streetcar; Uncle Vanya; Guys&Dolls (New Harmony). Film: Are We Officially Dating? (Treehouse Pictures, Dir. Tom Gormican). Favorite Project Rushmore Roles Include: Agnes (Agnes of God), Gloria (World of Sinatras), Diane (The Unravelling), Princess Sophie (Valhalla), Ann (All My Sons). Proud company member of Strangemen & Co. and graduate of Catawba College, BA Theatre Arts.

Anita Lento

Anita Lento has performed Off- Broadway, regionally, in cabaret and industrials.   She has played a variety of roles in such plays as, Light up he Sky, Three SistersNight Must Fall, BrelGrease, A Lady Called Jo.  Off- Broadway she created the role of “Liz” in Roleplay and in the New York premier of Narnia, shared the stage with members of the London production.  Television credits include, Law and OrderSex and the City, One Life to Live and commercials.  She appeared in the feature films, The Devil’s Own, The Interpreter, and The Stepford Wives.   Anita received a STATE OF NEW YORK citation commending her work in American musical theatre.  She is a member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA.

Bram Lewis

Bram Lewis was the Founder and Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre and has worked with many renowned theatre luminaries including John Barton, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Harris, Ellis Rabb, Jason Robards, Elaine Stritch, among others. At its inception, during the crash of 1987, the company began with only 250 subscribers.  Thanks to early and vocal praise from Helen Hayes, the company started selling out.  By the end of a decade, in its facility at the Performing Arts Center, SUNY/Purchase, subscriptions topped 10,000- a record unequaled in Westchester then or since. Concurrently, Mr. Lewis also taught acting at many conservatories including the American Shakespeare Festival, American Academy of Musical and Dramatic Arts, The Actor’s Space, The T. Schreiber Studios, as well as being an adjunct professor at the State University of New York (SUNY Purchase).
Bram is very proud to be a part of Project Rushmore.  He is on the Artistic Advisory Board led by Adrienne Doucette.  Plays there have included: The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Odd Couple (female version), Crimes of the Heart, The House of Yes, Mme. Sand and M. Chopin ( by Miller Lide), King Lear, The Crucible, Butley, Proof, Come Back, Little Sheba and, most recently, his own adaptation of Medea.

Miller Lide

Miller Lide Made his broadway debut at the Shubert Theatre in Chekhov’s Ivanov with Sir John Gielgud and Vivien Leigh; followed up by Halfway up a Tree, Who’s Who in Hell, We Interrupt This Program, The Royal Family, 84 Charing Cross Road. Off Broadway in The Heiress, The Doctor’s Dilemma, etc. National Tours: A Matter of Gravity with Katharine Hepburn, Lilliom and She Stoops to Conquer with Eve Le Gallienne’s National Repertory Theatre. Two Years at American Shakespeare Festival (Stratford Conn.) New Jersey Shakespeare Festival: A Streetcar Named Desire (Mitch), Noises Off (Freddie), Tera Nova (Wilson), Translations (Captain Lancey). Two Years with Phoenix Theatre Company: The Rover, The Night of the Iguana, etc. Regional Theatre work throughout US from Northern-most Alaska to South Florida, and Maine to Southern California. Television: Mr Delehanty in ABC’s All My Children, NBC’s Tattingers, etc. Favorite roles played (to date): Dysart in Equus, and two by Simon Gray: Ben Butley in Butley and Simon Hench in Otherwise Engaged.

Nancy Lindeberg

Nancy Lindeberg has appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Frantic Redhead Productions’ Macbeth, performing on the streets and in the closes of Old Edinburgh, taking the audience along on a journey through the Scottish Play. She also originated the role of President Hillary Clinton in the play, Hillary Agonistes , which premiered in Edinburgh. Nancy has many summer stock and dinner theatre productions to her credit, and has performed in numerous Off-Off Broadway productions – new plays, old plays, readings. She is very proud to be a member of Project Rushmore Theatre Company.


Laurel Masse

Laurel Massé Very few artists can claim to have started their career in music at the top, but as a founding member of the universally-acclaimed Manhattan Transfer, that is exactly what Laurel Massé did. With her lush, expressive voice, absolute pitch, flawless diction and ready wit, the statuesque redhead left an indelible mark on the group. She toured internationally with the Transfer for seven years, recording four albums (certified gold and platinum) and the movie soundtrack of Just a Gigolo, which starred David Bowie, Kim Novak, and Marlene Dietrich in her final screen appearance. Ms. Massé also made numerous television appearances which included Mary Tyler Moore’s 1974 television special Mary’s Incredible Dream, and in The Manhattan Transfer Show on CBS TV in 1975. In 1978, a near-fatal automobile accident cut short her tenure with the group. She resumed her career after nearly two years of convalescence. Her first two solo recordings, Alone Together and Easy Living, both made the Billboard Jazz charts; the third, Again, was a People magazine pick. In 1999 Ms. Massé recorded Feather and Bone, a vocal meditation on the Divine, which was described by the audiophile magazine The Absolute Sound as “a recording of extraordinary musical and sonic value.” As a studio singer, Ms. Massé has appeared on CDs of many genres by artists including Tony Trischka, Barry Manilow, percussionist Layne Redmond,songwriter Carol Hall and former Manhattan Transfer cohort Janis Siegel. She was the creator and host of “The Laurel Masse Jazz Show, a live performance program which ran for two years on WAMC Northeast Public Radio. Since 1997, Ms. Massé has been part of the teaching staff of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp as vocal coach in jazz, western, and swing styles. In 2004 she also joined the faculty of The International Cabaret Conference at Yale as a master instructor of jazz and cabaret. Nationally and internationally, she teaches master classes in song interpretation, improvisation, and performance for professionals and amateurs. She also does private coaching in the New York area. In 2004 she, along with the four current members of the Manhattan Transfer, received the prized MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009 she was given the Bistro Award for Best Jazz Vocalist. That year also saw the release of That Ol’ Mercer Magic, an all-Mercer recording marking the debut of Jalala, a vocal trio formed with Manhattan Transfer colleague Janis Siegel, and Lauren Kinhan of New York Voices. Ms. Massé also sang for two years as a member of the professional choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Laurel Massé joined Project Rushmore Theatre Company in 2010, and has been cast in readings of Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” (as Lenny), A.R. Gurney’s “The Snow Ball” (older Kitty), and Shakespeare’s “King Lear” (Cordelia). Her song The Heavens Tonight (co-written with Larry Kerchner and Hubert “Tex” Arnold) will be featured in the upcoming Kairos Productions film Camilla Dickinson. Laurel Massé is an ASCAP writer and a member of AFTRA and SAG.

Franci Mateo

Francis Mateo Theatre Credits: Romeo and Juliet, Going Up (Theatre Rats), Blue Bird (Urban Stages), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Connecticut Free Shakespeare) Bad Blood (PRTT)King Lear (Classical Theater of Harlem & Folger Theatre), Red Beads (Mabou Mines)TV/Commercials: Optimum, Church’s. Voice Overs: Burlington Coat Factory, Optimum, Verizon. MFA Brooklyn College



Michael Sean McGuinness

Michael Sean McGuinness National Tour: Dad Barton in Goosebumps (Writer/Director: Rupert Holmes). Off-Broadway: The Pearl Theatre Company: Andrei in The Three Sisters, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Jason in Medea. Regional: Prospero in The Tempest at Vermont Shakespeare Company; Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Pig Iron Theatre Company; Iago in Othello at Philadelphia Area Repertory Theatre; Miles/Toby/Lionel in Intimate Exchanges at Portland Stage Company (Director: Vivian Matalon); Angelo in Measure for Measure at A Noise Within; Tim in All The Rage at the Attic Theatre. TV/Film: Frasier, Law and Order, Terry Tate Office Linebacker (Director: Rawson Thurber), The Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Sunset Beach, Bull, The Season (with David Margulies), L & M. Playwright: GlyphOn With The Show at The Shelter (NYC). Education/Training: BFA Acting, New York University; Stella Adler.

Kim Morehouse

Kimberly Morehouse is honored and privileged to be a part of Project Rushmore.  Kim began her career in New York in the theatre performing in various showcases.  She also became involved in film and television projects, and most recently has worked on Arthur, Sex and The City 2, The Other Guys, What Would You Do, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Saturday Night Live, and One Life To Live as well as industrials, voice-overs and print work.  She is a member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.  For more information, go to


Verna Pierce


Verna Pierce Broadway: Dolly Dimples & Loretta Carson in Side Show, directed by Robert Longbottom, Mrs. Andersen in A Little Night Music directed by Hal Prince and Catherine in Pippin directed by Bob Fosse.  Broadway tours: Petra in A Little Night Music directed by Hal Prince and Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof directed by Jerome Robbins.  Off-Broadway: Some of Verna varied roles range from Miss Brady in Juno at the Vineyard Theatre directed by Lonnie Price, the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet directed by Michael Maloney of the Royal Shakespeare Co., Mrs Kendal in Elephant Man at E.L.T. Theatre directed by Bob Nigro., and Solange in The Maids at the ANA Theatre directed by Ken Eulo.  Regional & Stock: her roles range from Golde in Fiddler on the Roof at the Cleveland Opera, Mrs. Leaf in Dorian at Goodspeed Opera directed by Gabriel Barre, Lulubelle in the Pulizer Prize winning play State of the Union at Indiana Rep directed by Peter Amster, Carlotta in Phantom at Gateway Playhouse and Downtown Cabaret Theatre directed Richard Sabellico, Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man at The Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera directed by Charles Repole and Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey at the New Harmony Theatre in Indiana.  TV: Verna was also a long time regular on the soap opera Search for Tomorrow playing Sharon Peterson.

Molly Ranson

Molly Ranson began her professional career on Broadway in August: Osage County as “Jean” and reprised her role in the London and Sydney productions. Off-Broadway: The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizons. Readings/Workshops: “Carrie” in Carrie: The Musical and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Molly is honored and excited to be a member of Project Rushmore


Michael Shelle

Michael Shelle appeared in the international tour of Camelot, as Merlin, and other supporting roles, (starring Richard Harris); in the first national tour of Titanic; and in principal and supporting roles in regional and stock shows such as: Park Your Car in Harvard Yard; Beyond the Horizon; A Man for All Seasons; Our Town; Shenandoah (Charlie Anderson); The Most Happy Fella (Tony); South Pacific (Emile); Brigadoon; 1776; The Radio City Christmas Show (Myrtle Beach – Santa); Captains Courageous; Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye); and many others. In guest appearances on TV: 7th Heaven, Law and Order, The Guiding Light, All My Children, and on film in Kate and Leopold, starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman.

Marian Smith has written numerous works for the stage and screen.  She earned her BFA at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and currently teaches theatre and creative writing to high school students in East Harlem.

Marilyn Spanier

Marilyn Spanier is thrilled to be a member of Project Rushmore Theatre Company. Some of Marilyn’s Off Broadway and Regional stage credits include: Over The River And Through The Woods, Stop Time, Shivah, Fiddler on the Roof, Mame, and One Mad Night. Some television credits include: One Life To Live, The Guiding Light, A Current Affair, All My Children, Saturday Night Live and PBS’s, The American Experience (where she played the title role of Annie Oakley). Marilyn’s favorite film role to date was Miss Plimack in Girl, Interrupted with Winona Ryder and Vanessa Redgrave. Other film credits include Riding in Cars with Boys, When Harry Met Sally, and an Independent film, Thanksgiving Day. In addition Marilyn has performed in Business Industrials, several audio recordings for children (with Joe Raposo of Sesame Street) and several commercials. Marilyn attended the famed High School of Performing Arts and is the proud owner of two US Patents for a child’s product she created. She also authored three published romance novels. Marilyn is also a Certified Hypnotist & Life Coach practicing in the NYC area. Check out her websites: (For Hypnosis) and (Her theatrical website is:)

Branislav Tomich

Branislav Tomich has performed throughout the U.S., including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, La Mama, in sit-coms and independent films. He played the title role in The Nerd, Touchstone in As You Like It, Tim in Noises Off with Millicent Martin, and Ozolin in Sonya with Julie Harris at The Phoenix Theatre Co., NY. His work as a solo theater artist has been honored by a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a Los Angeles DramaLogue Award. He teaches improv, monologue and play writing in New York and New Jersey schools. Visit my website.


Vince Trani

Vince Trani  appeared in the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera’s revival of Kismet and sang Faust in the First National Tour of Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera.  He has worked at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse, the New York Shakespeare Theatre and Disney Entertainment Productions, for whom he created the role of Doc in Snow White – An Enchanting Musical.  Favorite roles include Creon in Medea, the Fool in King Lear, Hogan in A Moon For the Misbegotten, Bohr in Copenhagen, Chater in Arcadia, Thersites in Troilis and Cressida, Trinculo in The Tempest, Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys, Lips in Romeo and Bernadette,  Gangster#1 in Kiss Me, Kate and Sancho Panza in twelve productions of Man of La Mancha.
A published lyricist, Vince’s Christmas songs written with composer Robert Wendel are performed on the symphony circuit.  To hear a sampling, go to
Also a composer, Vince writes incidental music for the Gotham Radio Theatre and is currently working on a new musical.

Ben Williams

Ben Williams received his actor training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and HB Studios. He holds a degree in Philosophy & Performance (with a concentration in Theatre) from Cornell University, and his favorite professional roles include; Paul (Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape), Hadley (The Only Child), David Reilly (Antenora, Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity), Ian Cobb (Up, Up, Down, Down) John Proctor (The Crucible, staged reading), Peter the Clown (Romeo and Juliet), Roy Caulder (Lone Star), Hamlet (Hamlet), Billy Bibbit (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Mozart (Amadeus).