Archive for June, 2012
donating online, or by mailing a check to Classic Stage Company, Attention: The Rosemarie Tichler Fund 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please make checks payable to Classic Stage Company.">We are pleased to announced that Nick Gehlfuss, who appeared as Lysander in CSC's recent production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established two years ago with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3500 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors. The recipient was selected by a panel of judges which included Rosemarie Tichler, CSC Artistic Director Brian Kulick, CSC Casting Director James Calleri and John Turturro. Nick Gehlfuss received his B.F.A. in Theatre from Marietta College and his M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Missouri Kansas City. He recently portrayed Andrew in BEYOND THERAPY at Westport Country Playhouse. His TV credits include “Army Wives,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods” and “I Just Want My Pants Back.” Rosemarie Tichler has a long legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors and is committed to their future well-being. Tichler was the Artistic Producer of The New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater from 1991 to September 2001 where she worked on over 40 productions including THE STRIKER by Caryl Churchill, SIMPATICO by Sam Shepard, VENUS by Suzan-Lori Parks and George Wolfe's production of THE TEMPEST at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Prior to 1991, Ms. Tichler was Head of Casting (1975-1991) at The Public for Joseph Papp where she cast over 150 plays, including such landmark productions as Andrei Serban's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Richard Foreman's THREEPENNY OPERA and Ntozake Shange's FOR COLORED GIRLS. Ms. Tichler founded The Shakespeare Lab: an intensive program for actors in Shakespeare performance. Prior to working at The Public, she was Associate Director for Artistic Services at Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the country's not-for-profit theaters from 1972-74 and its Casting Director before that from 1969-71. Ms. Tichler has been teaching at New York University's Graduate Acting Program and The Juilliard School for 20 years. She has also done workshops at major actor training programs around the country including The Actors Center, Yale Drama School and the MFA program in Acting at Columbia. Tax-deductible donations can be made to The Rosemarie Tichler Fund by calling (212) 677-4210 x 12, by donating online, or by mailing a check to Classic Stage Company, Attention: The Rosemarie Tichler Fund 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please make checks payable to Classic Stage Company.
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