KinoKamera Production Presents
Written by John Pastore
Directed by Sanja Bestic
312 West 36th Street 1st Floor.
The June Havoc Theatre.
All shows are 90 minutes
Friday, September 30 – Opening night @ 8pm with after-party
About the play
"In Sidetracked, getting even gets a little odd. Three men plot to whack one of their "associates" when they learn he has been skimming off the top of their "business operations." But just as the plan comes together, the target's mother dies, drenching their murderous plot in a wave of guilt. More distractions enter stage left: a sobbing sister, a meddling associate, and a drunk girlfriend. In the end it's hard to get even, but even harder to know who to trust..."
About the writer
John Pastore, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. While in college, he took on the daunting task of writing a sequel to Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, which was quickly published in the school's best literary magazine. At just 24 years old, He began teaching English on a college level at two different CUNY schools. In 2005, he had his first full-length production titled Death Party, a tragicomedy about the angst of a twenty five year-old who objects to the antics at his father's funeral, which to him seems more like a prom than an outlet for grief. His short comedy, The Calendar, was produced in 2007 about a UPS delivery gone wrong. In the Fall/Winter of 2010, he acted as dramaturg in a production of The Weeping Game, a classic Serbian comedy also directed by Sanja Bestic. He is currently writing two new plays which he plans to have produced in 2012.
About the director
Sanja Bestic, director and producer, was born and raised in Zemun, Belgrade, Serbia. She attended Zemun High School (Zemunska Gimnazija), while simultaneously studying at the renowned theatre studio and acting school run by Mika Aleksic, the famous theatre arts professor. Sanja pursued theatre directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at Belgrade University under the guidance of Ivana Vujic. She continued to explore the world of theatre and acting during her graduate studies. While attending a fellowship at the Moving Academy for Performing Arts in Amsterdam, she refined her artistic coaching and team building skills and also worked intensively with the Theatre of Shadows. Her move to New York gave her the opportunity to study at The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio and the Lee Strasburg Institute for Theater and Film.
Her determination has allowed her to prepare four Off-Broadway Shows to date, including her most recent endeavor, Therapy , written by Jordan Cvetanovic and produced by KinoKamera Inc. Sanja has also directed Touch my Knees by David Albahari, The Government Inspector by Nikolai V. Gogol, Canary Soup by Milos Radovic, Two Fools in Love by Dusko Radovic, Painkillers by Neda Radulovic, and The Weeping Game by Ben Akiba (aka Branislav Nusic) - her third Off-Broadway production. Aside from theatre, Sanja has also worked in film and advertising and is actively involved in humanitarian work. She is currently working on directing Sidetracked, a play written by John Pastore.
Alison Burke (Angie)
is a graduate of Vassar College, where her acting credits included Homebody/Kabul, Abanthis, The Children's Hour, and Macbeth. Recently, she appeared in Talking With...(ReniGraef Productions), and the performance piece Slow Reveal at The Tank. Alison is excited to work with KinoKamera Productions.
Anthony Guerino (Vic)
was trained at Atlantic Acting School, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The New School. Anthony’s credits include Operetta (La MaMa) and Much Ado About Nothing (The Curren Theater) as well as numerous television shows and films, including 30 Rock and the upcoming features Here Comes Godot and Hire A Liar. He is also co-founder of the independent production collective, "The Distillery", and the long-form improv group "Madame Lordy Wellington and Miss Rogers.” Anthony is a joke shark and a goof-aficionado with a penchant for tangential improvisatory whimsy.
Christopher Bayon (Jax)
is a recent graduate of William Esper Studios in NYC. Born and raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia, PA, Chris attended The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey followed by Gettysburg College, where he received his degree in business and pursued his interest in acting. An avid soccer player, Chris also enjoys pina coladas, long walks on the beach and getting caught in the rain.
Jessica Duclos (Jesse)
studied at the Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute, and is currently working on a number of stage and film projects. Her independent film credits include: The Day All Women Loved Me (Dir. by Antoine Manceaux, Best Screenplay, Paris Film Festival) as the Canadian Waitress, Run it (Dir. by Evangelos Giovanni), Shore Thing (Dir. by Anthony Lovari) and Rising Sun (Dir. by Hakki Subentekin). Born in Quebec City, Canada, Jessica started her modeling career at the age of fifteen, which led her to her new passion - acting. She has a degree in International Business and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.
Erik Clancy (Nicky)
graduated with a B.A. in Acting from Christopher Newport University. Sidetracked marks Erik Clancy's New York Theater debut. Chicago and Virginia theatre credits include: And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, The Importance of Being Earnest, You Can't Take it With You, and Arcadia. Film credits include: The Black Swan Theory (Dir. by Nikyatu Jusu, HBO Short Film Director's Guild Award Honorable Mention). He is thrilled to be working with the whole cast and crew of Sidetracked.
* Felipe Bonilla (Tommy)
is a member of The Actors Equity Association and The Screen Actors Guild. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Felipe attended college at the prestigious CESA School of Business where he double majored in Business and Finance. He received his MFA in both Acting and Directing from Casa del Teatro Nacional, the National Theater Conservatory Program, where he studied under Blas Jaramillo and Pilar Acosta. In 2001, he received the Simon Bolivar Award for Extraordinary Acting and Excellence in Theater. In New York he studied with Academy Award Nominee Jill Clayburgh, Laura Esterman and Karen Ludwig. His film Credits include: Frank (Tribeca and Sundance Film Festival Awards), Entre Nos (Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival). He is quadrilingual and has been an honorary member of the Arts Council of Colombia as well as a board member of the M.I.J.O Society. He enjoys cooking and watching NBA basketball.
Jonathan A. Cohn (Ray)
was born in New York, and is a graduate of Emory University. He is a former M&A Investment Banker, and has been performing for local audiences for the past 3 months, appearing in a variety of local theatrical productions and independent/student films. His stage credits include HB Studio's Summer & Smoke, the 45th Street Theatre's productions of Almost Maine, Something Outrageousand Jade's Secret, produced by Genoveva Productions. Jonathan is the founder of Ties to the Future Foundation; a Manhattan based educational non-profit organization. He was born and raised New York and currently resides in New York City.
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Megan Jeannette Smith (Stage Manager)
received her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Directing from Columbia College in 2002. She studied acting and improvisation for over 5 years in Chicago, and her directing credits include: Wandering by Lanford Wilson, Orphans by Lyle Kessler, Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn and Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Recently arriving from Los Angeles, Megan is excited to return to theatre after a brief foray in network television. She is very pleased to be working (and getting her feet wet again) with this talented cast and crew.
Emily Kuckuk (Assistant Stage Manager)
is a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University, and a brand new addition to the New York theatre community. An aspiring director, her past credits include: Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet), The Boundary, and Romeo and Juliet. She has also worked as a casting intern at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (2010), and as an administrative intern with the New York International Fringe Festival (2011). She is thrilled to be working on Sidetracked, and would like to thank John and Sanja for this amazing opportunity.
Virginia Ferreira (Assistant)
was born in Paraguay and received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Universidad Nacional de Asuncion. During her sophomore year, she began working as a TV reporter for Canal 9, Cerro Cora, Paraguay’s number one news network at the time. She spent the next 20 years as a reporter and producer in television, newspaper and radio. Virginia also attended the Documentary Directing workshop at the prestigious international film school of San Antonio de los Banos in Cuba. Among her credits, Virginia has produced a documentary “Cenizas” (Ashes), about one of the oldest steam railroads in the world still operating in her country. She is continuing to pursue her varied career in New York.
Ana Milosevic (Set Designer)
was born in Serbia, and received her MFA at Yale School of Drama in 2011, where she designed sets for Bossa Nova (Yale REP),Phedre and The 12thNight, in addition to designing costumes for Every Other Hamlet in The Universe. Her Theater credits include set designs for American Schemes (New York Summer Stage); Happyslap, Safe (performer, director and designer). Her Film credits include artistic director and production designer on the feature Distortion, production design for Zilion and as part of the creative team for the feature Dancing Outlaw. Ana’s awards and achievements include the USITT Award for Excellence in Performing Arts in 2007 for Safe, and twoEzekiel awards of distinguished in 2007 for Orestai (set design) and Happyslap (costume).
Jakub Karol C. (Associate Set Designer)
was born and raised in Poland and moved to NYC in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he now acts as a consultant to Interior Design students. He has worked as a Broadway set designer, jewelry designer and gallery assistant. His design aesthetic is informed by a transition of feel routed in Cracow/Poland and cultivated by his travels to Europe, Asia, and North America and ultimately refined by living in New York City.
Aleksandra Stojic Zurovac (Costume Designer)
was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she studied Information Technology and Computing. She moved to New York and quickly fell in love with fashion. For years, she dressed some of most famous celebrities in the world as Head Stylist for Prada. This allowed Aleksandra to simultaneously try her hand in theatrical productions as a costume designer by dressing many of her clients for the stage as well. In partnership with Dusica Sacks, she established the unique Italian shoe brand, Dusica-Dusica, producing only one-of-a-kind pairs which have enchanted many New Yorkers. Dusica-Dusica ballerina flats have graced the feet of celebrities such as Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Sigourney Weaver to name a few. Presently, Aleksandra works on theater and independent film productions.
Dylan Uremovich (Lighting Designer)
is a designer, stage manager, actor, technician and general ne'er-do-well inhabiting New York City. His recent lighting design credits include Hellraisers: A Night of Songs by Joe Iconis and Surviving the Avalanche at Barrington Stage Company and Odyssey at Wing Theatre Company. Further design credits include As You Like It for Brelby Theatre Company, Laughing Stock at Theatrikos Theatre Company, and The Fantasticks at NorthernArizonaUniversity. Dylan is very excited to be working with such a talented group of artists to bring this show to life.
Friday September 30 – Opening night @ 8pm with after-party
Saturday October 1 @ 8pm
Sunday October 2 @ 3pm
Tuesday October 4 @ 8pm
Wednesday October 5 @ 8pm
Thursday October 6 @ 8pm
Friday October 7 @ 8pm
Saturday October 8 @ 8pm
Sunday October 9 @ 3pm – with after-party
Teofil Zurovac | Bane Stamenkovic | Hannah Edwards | Ljiljana Ostojic | Dusan Ostojic | Terry Tsiolis Martha Millan | Meryl Leppard | Mirko Ilic | Sahsa L | Nena Nedeljkovic | Diana Camacho | Lisa Vasta | Catherine Mok | Salome Rallis | Alexis Axelrad | Dejana Neskovic | Aleksandar Krsmanovic | Ashley Gates | Larry Hansen | Marina Fooksman | Nadiya Chenko | Aury Hernandez | LOURDES ALICEA | Alex Rojas | Maya Guez | Mina Djuric | Nemanja Nikolic | Pamela Mullin |Moustapha Cisse i Amanda DuPont | Mattia Molini | Aida Brandes | Tommaso Matelli | Aida Brandes | Christine Taylor Saffran | Mattia Molini | Tomasso Matelli | John & Theresa Pastore | Jacqueline McGuire McCarthy | Martyna Gawrych | Marko Krunic
| John and Theresa Pastore | Gorazd Poposki & MC Gallery