Classic Stage Company, in recognition of Rosemarie Tichler’s extraordinary legacy of identifying and nurturing new generations of young actors, has instituted The Rosemarie Tichler Fund. The Fund will continue Ms. Tichler’s commitment to the future well-being of young actors by awarding a yearly grant to a promising young artist who merits such recognition, and has appeared on CSC’s stage that season. The Fund is particularly sensitive to helping young actors who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The grant, in the amount of $3,000, can be used by the young artists to continue any aspect of their training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft.
The selection process will be judged by a panel that includes Rosemarie Tichler, CSC Consulting Artistic Director Brian Kulick, CSC Casting Director James Calleri, and a rotating theater professional. The pool of candidates will be selected from each CSC season and will be awarded annually.
It is our hope that we will not only be able to make an initial difference in the lives of young actors who are just starting their careers, but to also heighten awareness in the community at large to the specific needs of actors who are, after all, the very center of the theatrical art form, and who are the least funded individuals in the arts.
Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to The Rosemarie Tichler Fund today.
Call Gretchen H. Page, Director of Development & Advancement at (212) 677-4210 x 22
Mail your check to: Classic Stage Company, Attention: The Rosemarie Tichler Fund 136 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please make your check payable to Classic Stage Company.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.
Mirirai Sithole appeared in CSC’s recent production of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Brian Kulick. Other New York Theater: The Hundred We Are, C.O.A.L. – Confessions of a Liar, Autumn’s Harvest (Lincoln Center Education). Regional: Remix 38 (Humana Festival), Our Town, and Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV: “The Affair, “Master of None,” and “Broad City.” She received her BFA in theater from Adelphi University.
Marcel made his CSC debut in the Young Company’s 2015 Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tyne Rafaeli, where he took on the role of Nick Bottom. Originally from New Orleans Marcel is a NY-based Actor and Writer. Other N.Y.C. credits include Light (Directed by Brian Kulick), Othello, The Threepenny Opera, The Emperor Jones, and The Maids (Columbia University/Columbia Stages). He holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University.
Dave Quay made is CSC debut in David Ives’ The Heir Apparent. Originally from the mountains of New Hampshire, Dave Quay is a NY-based actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in NY and regionally with theaters including The Mint, CTC, Studio Tisch, Alliance, Out of Hand, Synchronicity, Aurora, Theater Emory and others. He has worked on TV/film as an actor (Drop Dead Diva, The Adventure) and a director (Night on the Lam, Jenny and the Magician). He also performed with Big Apple Circus Clown Care. His original play, Until Next Time, appeared by invitation at the NY Clown Theater Festival. He holds an MFA from NYU Graduate Acting.
Deb Radloff made her CSC debut in the 2013 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other NYC credits include Dance Dance Revolution (Les Freres Corbusier), Girls Night: The Musical (Sophia’s Downstairs Cabaret). Regional credits include The Yiddish Are Coming: The Chosen Musical (world premiere, Denver Civic Theatre); Pericles, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Richard III, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Inherit the Wind, Amadeus, As You Like It and Death of a Salesman (The Old Globe). Ms. Radloff holds an M.F.A. in Acting from The Old Globe/UCSD.
Nick Gehlfuss appeared as Lysander in CSC’s 2012 production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 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.”
Devin Norik appeared in CSC’s production of Unnatural Acts in 2011. Other New York credits include Robert Mapplethorpe Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Red Fern), I Am Frightened of My Body (Ars Nova), The Smoking Gun (Studio Tisch), and Sex of the Baby (NYU Graduate Acting). Regional theater credits include The Lion in Winter (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Geva Theatre). Devin has appeared on film and television in The Trouble With Cali directed by Paul Sorvino, Surviving Family, and “I Just Want My Pants Back.” Devin Norik received his MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program.