Patient Lover Friend: bios
JAMES EDWARD BECTON* (Actor 1) is honored to be part of this thought provoking piece. James Edwards’ experience is as diverse as it is eclectic having embodied characters from The King of Ethiopia to Essex Hemphill; From Witch 2 to Don Pedro; From Miss Roj to Marc Antony. For more credentials, visit www.JamesEdwardBecton.com
LULU FOGARTY* NYC: Lancelot (360repco), Lillian Smith Being Heard (Syracuse Stage, Theatre Row, The LOFT at Judson, Dixon Place), SURRENDER (2009 Drama Desk Nomination: Unique Theatrical Experience), Christmas Rappings (dir. Russ Treyz), Henry V (dir. Adam Patterson); Eurydice, Desdemona, The Artifacts, The Mentee (dir. Thom Fogarty). International: Taiwan National Tours of Grandpa’s Dream andThe Toy Box; Embedded (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival); A Comedy of Errors Workshop (Shakespeare’s Globe, London). Regional: Steel Magnolias (dir. Russ Treyz). She is currently writing a play about ethnicity, politics and identity in Taiwan. She has done many readings with 360repco! Check out her website for more info. BFA: Syracuse University. www.lulufogarty.com
ADRIEL IRIZZARY is an Actor, Writer, and Director from Romeoville, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. After graduating from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, Adriel returned to Chicago to perform in Prologue Theatre’s Patria Libre at Rivendell Theatre. Transplant back to NYC, he continued his studies under the tutelage of Brad Calcaterra at the STUDIO NYC. Currently he is in post-production of a short film titled “Roomies”, and working on his original scripted series, “Sweet Moments”. He is repped by Jenevieve Brewer at JBTalent and Ken Melamed at Bret Adams Ltd Artist’s Agency. Follow his work on instagram at @irizarryo
ADAM PATTERSON* NY Theatre: The Pill (La MaMa), CasablancaBox (HERE Arts Center), Island (NYSX), Midsummer Night’s Dream (New Place), The Country Wife (Odyssey Prod.), Eurydice (360 RepCo). Regional: Three Man Tempest & To Kill a Mockingbird (Burning Coal), As You Like It & Hamlet (Plimoth Players), Lulu & Learning Russian (Hangar Theatre Lab), Charlotte’s Web (Hangar Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Bare Theatre), Elephants and Gold (Berkshire Fringe). Adam holds a BFA from Emerson College . Adam-Patterson.com.
GUS SOLOMONS jr dances, makes dances, writes about dance (Gay City News, N.Y. Times, Chronicle for Higher Education, and currently Dance Magazine, and www.solomons-says.com.) He has a degree in architecture from M.I.T. and danced with Pearl Lang, Donald McKayle, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham (196-86), among many others. He created the lead role in Donald Byrd’s nationally acclaimed The Harlem Nutcracker; in 2000, received a N. Y. Dance and Performance Award (a.k.a. "Bessie") for Sustained Achievement in Choreography; in 2001, the first Robert A. Muh Award for a distinguished M.I.T. artist/alumnus; in 2004, American Dance Festival’s Balasaraswati/ Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching; in 2006-7, he was a national Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. And in 2010, he received another Bessie Award for PARADIGM, his concert dance troupe for dancers over 50. He appeared in John Torturro’s feature film Romance & Cigarettes. On TV, he has done numerous commercials and Saturday Night Live with singer Katy Perry. In 2007, he made his New York stage acting debut as Shakespeare’s Othello, and in 2017, he played Lawrence in Michael Weller’s “Loose Ends” under the direction of Terry Schreiber. In New York, he has danced with Laurence Goldhuber’s Big Man Productions and annually dances the role of Grandfather in Isaac Mizrahi’s production of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at Works & Process at the Guggenheim Museum. Since 2010, he has danced in Europe with Boris Charmatz, Eszter Salamon, Johannes Wieland, Richard Siegal, and currently Alexandra Bachzetsis.
MAUREEN VAN TREASE* actress, voiceover artist, playwright and singer, SAG-AFTRA, AEA. So elated to be working with Thom (again!), and excited to be collaborating on Patient/Lover/Friend. She continues to be frequently involved in hosting and presenting for International Women Artists Salon Radio podcast (find us on Podbean) and has done for the last 3 years. She holds a BA in Theater from Hardin-Simmons University, and a Post Grad diploma in Musical Theater from Mountview Conservatoire in London. She acted in professional theater in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Georgia as well as the Tampa Bay area for 10 years before moving to New York in 2002. Favorites: Those Whistling Lads: The Poetry and Short Stories of Dorothy Parker (writer, actress, producer), “8:46” (actress - Cannes Marche du Filme) and “Leitmotif (aka Three Steps to Paradise)” (actress) as well as appearing in numerous festivals in New York through the years including Planet Connections Theater Festivity (with Thom at the helm!) and the NYC Fringe Festival. She is currently working on writing a web series about working in a Rehab facility.