Of Mice and Men Bios

Preston Truman Boyd (Lennie)
: Broadway: Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway, On the Twentieth Century and Broadway's revival of She Loves Me at studio 54, this 2016! National Tours: Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio), Young Frankenstein (the Monster). Film/TV: Going in Style (Zach Braff dir.), The Guiding Light (Dillon). Love to Mom, Dad, Haley and Syd.  Thanks to Baystreet and this amazing cast, crew, and creative team for welcoming me! This ones for you Nick.  @prestontboyd www.prestontrumanboyd.com

J. Stephen Brantley (Slim)
has appeared Off-Broadway in The Directors Co-production of Murder In The First at 59E59, and Theatre 167’s Pirira at West End Theater. He has also worked with Big Dance Theatre, CapsLock, Cucaracha, Horse Trade, Jewish Plays Project, and Neo-Political Cowgirls in Kate Mueth’s EVE, and at venues including HERE, Queens Theatre, LaMaMa, Metropolitan Playhouse, The New Ohio, P.S.122, and Soho Rep. His regional credits include The Painting Plays at Guild Hall, Slap & Tickle at Provincetown Theater, and Romeo And Juliet with it’s zombie sequel R & J & Z at Stonington Opera House. As a member of Theatre 167, he co-wrote and performed in Jackson Heights 3am and I Like To Be Here: Jackson Heights Revisited, Or, This Is A Mango. Brantley is a graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing, an eight-time New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee, and winner of the Micheál MacLiammóir Award for Best Actor at the 2013 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Brantley is also a playwright whose work has been produced across the U.S. and in Canada and Ireland. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Hard Sparks and a member of the Indie Theatre Hall Of Fame.

Terry Brockbank (Candy)
– After performing in Wales, Virginia and New York City, Terry has most recently acted in and directed at many venues on the East End, including Hampton Theatre Company, NorthEast Stage and NFCT. Recent roles have included Lord Brockhurst in The Boyfriend, Froggy LeSoeur in The Foreigner, Uncle Henri in My Three Angels, the title role in Bottoms Up – The Private Lives of Noel Coward, King Duncan and the Scottish Doctor in Macbeth, Frank Doel in 84 Charing Cross Road and Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady. Directing credits include Gaslight, The Rainmaker, Labor Day, Love Letters, Ancestral Voices and Love, Loss, And What I Wore.

Josh Gladstone (Boss)
is delighted to return to Bay Street where he appeared as Toby Belch in 12th Night, Sebastian in The Tempest and Van Daan in Diary of Anne Frank. Other regional credits: The Shakespeare Theatre, DC; The Children’s Theatre Co, Minneapolis; and Classic Theatre International, Germany. Locally Josh has performed with Hamptons Shakespeare Festival, which he co-founded in ’96, as well as with Mulford Rep, RoundTable and The Neo-Political Cowgirls where he just finished a run at NYC’s Judson Church of their immersive dance theatre piece EVE. Josh serves as Artistic Director of the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall where he has produced hundreds of readings, concerts and plays, including this summer’s All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf. Married to Neo-Political Cowgirl Kate Mueth, they reside full-time in Springs.

Joe Pallister (George)
- Recent stage work includes: Clybourne Park (Karl - Steve), To Kill a Mockingbird (Bob Ewell). God of Carnage (Michael Novak), The Foreigner (Rev. David Marshall Lee), The Drawer Boy (Morgan), Other People’s Money (Coles), Good People (Mike Dillon). Other work includes One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (McMurphy), Doubt (Father Flynn), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley), Summer and Smoke (John Buchanan Jr.) and Lobby Hero (Bill), Bay Street’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank (Mr. Kraler), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Babbybobby) at Guild Hall and Of Mice and Men (George), True West (Lee) and Twelve Angry Men (Juror #8) with Southampton’s Center Stage. Film roles include Ragman in Soft Voice (Won a Bronze for Best Supporting Actor in the GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS). Steve in Refuge and Hunter in Dark Was The Night. Other credits include recurring roles on Another WorldOne Life to Live and Guiding Light. He has also appeared in several mildly humiliating skits on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. www.joepallister.com

Jon Kovach (Curley)
Since graduating from Miami University with a BA in theatre ('11), Jon founded Cincinnati's Unity Productions, helped build Untethered Theatre Co. ('12-'13), became an Associate Artist at Know Theatre ('14-'15), and has worked with internationally recognized film-makers (G. Clooney, A. Goddard), authors (N. Balthazar, R. Jones), and theaters (Playhouse in the Park, Human Race). Based in NYC, and receiving awards/critical acclaim as an actor, musician, director, writer, and producer, Jon continues to expand on his career in the arts.

Sawyer Spielberg (Whit)
originally started acting on stage in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 16 but moved to New York City and studied acting at The Atlantic Theater Company from the ages of 18-20. In 2012, Sawyer Spielberg went off on his own before graduating from The Atlantic Theater Company to perform as well as direct various theater projects on both the west coast and on the east coast. Sawyer later became involved with The Long Island Theater Scene after his role as Peter Van Dan in Bay Street Theaters Fall 2013 production of The Diary of Ann Frank. Sawyer has also acted at Guild Hall in East Hampton in Hamlet (2014) for the Round Table Theater Company playing Guildenstern and Francisco.

Will Sturek (Carlson)
is thrilled to be returning to Bay Street, having previously performed in, To Kill a Mockingbird, as part of last year’s Literature Live series.  Will recently performed in, Censored on Final Approach, at the American AirPower Museum, and the devised play, Dust, at the 133 Arts center in NYC. When not acting, Will likes to travel and spent last winter backpacking throughout Southeast Asia.  You can keep up with Will at www.willsturek.com.


Chauncy Thomas (Crooks)
is ecstatic to return to Bay Street Theater having performed in last year’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Recent theatre credits include Henry IV and Henry V (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Topdog/Underdog (St. Louis Actors’ Studio; St. Louis Critics Circle Lead Actor in a Drama Nominee), Clybourne Park (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis;  St. Louis Critics Circle Best Drama Winner and Best Drama Ensemble Winner), The Piano Lesson (St. Louis Black Rep, St. Louis Critics Circle Best Drama Ensemble Nominee) and The Real McCoy St. Louis Black Rep, Kevin Kline Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play Nominee and Outstanding Ensemble in a Play Nominee.

Georgia Warner (Curley’s Wife)
was last seen at Bay Street as Margot in The Diary of Anne Frank, and couldn’t be happier to be returning as one of her favorite literary characters of all time. Georgia previously played Curley’s Wife in Of Mice and Men at the Pioneer Theatre Company, directed by Mary B. Robinson. Other favorite theatre roles include Slippy Helen in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Jill in Equus (with Alec Baldwin), and Pip in Moby Dick Rehearsed (with Peter Boyle) at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theatre; Abigail in The Crucible at Northern Stage; and Polly in Transport at the Irish Arts Center (dir. Tony Walton), which she originated. She also understudied the role of Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum (dir. David Hyde Pierce). Films credits include Bridge and Tunnel, Gottlieb, Soft Voice (Best Supporting Actress, Global Independent Film Awards), Narcissism, Fish (with Martha Plimpton; dir. David Eigenberg), and Inside Out: Portraits of Children (Hollywood Discovery Award). www.GeorgiaWarner.com 




Production Staff for OF MICE AND MEN

Joe Minutillo (Director):

Joe Minutillo is also a teacher, actor and writer who has directed numerous productions in NYC and on Long Island. Recently Joe directed Meryl Spiegel’s, On The Mat at the Theatre For New City’s New Blood series in NY and Peter Pan at the Gateway Performing Arts Center in Bellport Long Island. Joe is excited to be returning to Bay Street this fall where he will be directing their Literature Live Program, Of Mice And Men. Other productions Joe has directed at Bay Street have been Anne Frank and To Kill A Mockingbird. As a drama teacher for 36 years, Joe directed countless school productions including Stony Brook University’s Young American Writers Project (YAWP) under the leadership of Emma Walton; and received the Rod Marriot Award—NYS highest honor for theater education.

Chris Clark (Production Stage Manager):

Off-Broadway: The Public Theater: Talking About Race directed by Anna Deavere Smith, Money Grubbin’ Whores; Bay Street Theater: The Diary of Anne Frank (2013), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, My Brilliant Divorce, Enter Laughing, Tru, Dames at the Sea; Bell, Book and Candle; Ain’t Misbehavin’; The Lady in Question; Things Being What They Are; Darwin in Malibu; The Who’s Tommy; Pippin; No Time for Comedy; Once on this Island; Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror; Hair; Fit to Print; You Can’t Take it With You; A Christmas Carol (2004). National Tours: The Vagina Monologues; Goosebumps – Live on Stage. Other Credits: Pittsburgh Public Theatre: Ain’t Misbehavin’. Cape Playhouse: Accomplice, Crimes of the Heart. Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera 2003 Season, Goosebumps – Live on Stage (Asst. Director for the British Premiere.)

Chloë Dirksen (Assistant Stage Manager):

 Of Mice and Men will mark Chloë’s 5th production at Bay Street, but her first behind the scenes; she’s spent her career as an actress.  Most recently Chloë performed in Berlin with the Neo-Political Cowgirls in their original performance piece, Voyeur. In July 2014 she starred in the world premiere of Kurt Vonnegut’s Galapagos at the Parrish Art Museum.  At Bay Street, she understudied (and performed) for Sarah Paulson in the World Premiere of Conviction by Carey Crim.  She has also appeared at Bay Street Theater as Jean Louise/Narrator in To Kill a Mockingbird, Miep in Diary of Anne Frank, as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, and in the staged reading of The Orchard Play as part of the New Works Festival. Chloë has performed frequently at the John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall including Sharpies, Night with Guests, In a Roundabout Way, Eastern Standard, Tongues Will Wag, Night with Oscar, Biloxi Blues, Crimes of the Heart, and Neo-Political Cowgirls’ Sneak Peek of Voyeur.  Last April Chloë created and directed The April Fools’ Show as part of the JDTLab.  Chloë began her theatre career in her native Toronto.  Selected Canadian credits: Mary’s Wedding (Lighthouse Festival Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Theatre Aquarius/Theatre at the Centre), Original Workshop cast of EvilDead: The Musical, Noises Off  (Stage West/ Theatre Aquarius), Steel Magnolias (Waterloo Stage Company), Romeo & Juliet (Alumnae Theatre). Chloë completed Circle in the Square Theatre School’s 2 year Professional Actors’ Workshop program on Broadway and holds a BA in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Toronto. 

Jose Santiago (Lighting Designer):

Jose is very excited to be collaborating with Bay Street on his first production here. Past selected designs include: Man of La Mancha, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame (The Wick Theatre); Sister Act The Musical, Young Frankenstein, White Christmas (Gateway Playhouse); The Drowsy Chaperone, Waiting for Godot, The Miser and many dance pieces at Florida State University where he received his Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design. Many thanks to Joe and everyone at Bay Street for this opportunity to design Of Mice and Men. (www.jsantiagodesign.com)