Karen Young's most recent films are Sibling, shot in New Jersey, and Bonne Annee, shot in Argentina, in which she plays a barkeep/gun runner, and the female lead in Amos Kollek’s Restless. Other film roles include Joe the King, Daylight, Mercy, Torch Song Trilogy, and Heading South, opposite Charlotte Rampling. Recently she played the title character in a musical workshop of the children's novel Coraline. She appeared at Liberty Free Theatre in Anton Chekov's The Bear in July, opposite Paul Austin, her acting teacher and mentor. On television, audiences have seen her in numerous episodes of Law & Order, and most recently as FBI Agent Robyn Sanseverino in HBO's The Sopranos.
James Shearwood has appeared in NYC at Playwrights Horizons, New Federal Theatre, Women’s Interart, Amas Rep, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been produced at the Yale Cabaret, in NYC, Paris and, before the flood, at Tulane in New Orleans. He has been a member of the theatre faculties of Sarah Lawrence and Manhattanville Colleges and is currently the Co-Director of Arts on the Lake, a presenting organization in Kent, NY.
Marcy Rylan plays the role of "Lizzie Spaulding" on Guiding Light. Other credits include the lead role of "Winnie" in the film Bring It On: All or Nothing and the Guest Starring role of "Allie" on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh. She has performed in many plays Off-Broadway and studied acting at the William Esper Studios in New York City.
Tom Pelphrey won the 2006 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as "Jonathan Randall" on Guiding Light. Other television credits include a guest starring role on the primetime show, Numbers. He has performed Off-Broadway in numerous plays and regionally at Penguin Rep. He studied acting at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London and at Rutgers University where he earned his BFA.
Valeria Henry is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she worked as a dancer, actor and writer. She has appeared in Goods and Guns (2006) at Liberty Free Theatre.
Mike Frizalone is an actor/writer from Monticello. He’s been with us since shortly after the theatre's inception. He’s performed from Bangor, Maine, to NYC.
Valerie Mansi appeared in "An Evening of Monologues" at the Tusten Theater, "American Values" at NaCL, and "Goods and Guns" on our own stage.
Dennis Raymond has appeared in a number of productions here at Liberty Free Theatre. His debut performance was as the father in "The Death of Bessie Smith."
James Sullivan has appeared four times on our stage. Elsewhere, he won a TANYS for his role as Nick in "Over the River and Through the Woods." He created the role of Rob in "Take Out."
Kyrce Swenson has appeared here in "The Death of Bessie Smith," "Goods and Guns" and "Catastrophe."
Cynthia O. Toliver is a writer, actor, chef and realtor. She’s appeared in productions in NY and California. Last year she wrote, compiled, and acted in "Goods and Guns."
Cindy Lou Johnson is a playwright, screenwriter, and film director. Her play, Brilliant Traces, was a critically-acclaimed success In New York at the Circle Rep. Her plays have been performed around the country, including The O’Neill Center in Connecticut and the Actors Theatre in Louisville. Her films include Working Girl, Trusting Beatrice, and the screen version of Brilliant Traces.
Malcolm Pepin, whose previous performances include War Bride, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, and A Streetcar Named Desire, recently made his Liberty Free Theatre debut.
Dana Priebe is a regular at the theatre, where she has performed in Betrayed by Everyone, A Face Divided, and Handler.
Janna Worden will be remembered by audiences for her stirring performance in The Death of Bessie Smith by Edward Albee, and her equally moving turn in Rosemary and Ginger, the play that opened the Liberty Free Theatre a few seasons ago.