CITIZENS

OF
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GRAY

OR THIS

DARK

THING THAT SLEEPS IN

ME.

Credits

ELIA K. SCHNEIDER

DIRECTOR

Teatro Dramma Founder and Artistic Director. American-Venezuelan-Israeli, Psychology graduate (UCAB) MASTER FINE ARTS in directing theater and film (TISCH-SOA). In 1979 she founded TEATRO DRAMMA as the artistic director. She wrote, adapted and directed most of the plays for TEATRO DRAMMA with great success. Most of her works were staged at LA MAMA E.T.C., theatre of New York, with excellent reviews from The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Daily News, Villager, New York Theater Wire, among others. Elia K. Schneider is also a filmmaker.

Feature films

Her film Punto y Raya (Dot and Line) won 30 international film festival awards. They were part of the official selection to the Academy Awards (OSCARS) for Venezuela. “Punto y Raya” was also part of a Museum of Modern Art of New York’s exhibition as one of the most important Latin American movies of the decade.

It was nominated for the Golden Globet Awards in the XIII Shanghai International Film Festival.

This movie won the SEGIB award for best script, highlighting its defense to LGBTQ and transsexual human rights.This film was based in the life of Tamara Adrian, a transsexual women lawyer, human rights activist and opposition under Maduro’s Regime. This movie started the year 2016 with great success and won 13 international film awards including Best Film awards in Santa Barbara Film Fest and the Milano International Film Festival.

Producer and Casting Director

Mrs. Schneider has produced and cast 13 feature films like: “Sicario”, “Devil Gold”, “The Boss”, “A Distant Place”, “God’s Slave”, “Alone”, “Agonia” and more. 

JOSEPH NOVOA

PRODUCER & LIGHTING DESIGN

Joseph Novoa an Uruguayan origin and  American nationality, son of painter and sculptor Leopoldo Novoa and Uruguayan mother  actress who actively participated on stage productions that accused the dictatorial military regime and the violation of human rights in the 70s and 80s. Joseph Novoa studied theater at the school of Jacques Lecoque and begins to direct his own works as THE EXILE OF THE SUN (on the life of Van Gogh) in which was well recognized by the critics and audience in  France.

At this moment he is in the preproduction of a new long film with production in  Brazil and Uruguay "EL JARDINERO" and Executive Producer for "Citizens of the Gray".

 the first to be held in Latin America under the aegis of UNESCO and which was based in Venezuela.

where he won more than 40 international awards such as the BEST DIRECTOR at TOKYO – “Category A” Festival, and was nominated for the GOYA Awards in Spain, also obtaining the Oscar nomination for Venezuela.

ORO DIABLO (Director), EL DON (Director), HUELEPEGA (Producer), POINT AND STRIPE (Producer) A FAR PLACE (Director) UNAUTHORIZED (Producer) SLAVE OF GOD (Producer) TAMARA (Producer) AGONIA (Director)

(Venezuelan Chamber of Film Producers)

She was born in Mexico City. She began her acting career in Tampa Florida in 1990. In 1992 she moved temporarily to Mexico City where she studied physical theater, cold reading, voice and
clown technique. She founded and performed for three years with “Odur Teatro”, a theater
company based in Mexico City, in different plays such as “Lisistrata” -a comedy by Aristophanes-
and “Un tal Quijote” where she also worked as assistant director. She has also done some work
on TV spots and short films. She recently moved to Los Angeles California.

Rosa was born and raised in San Salvador, El Salvador. Studied system operation management in California State University , Northridge. Then  studied at Stella  Adler academy of acting.  Rosa has been in multiple stage productions with Stella Adler Academy,  Off the track theater , Teatro Sinergia and Frida Khalo theater in Los Angeles and participated at the Short and Sweet Theater Festival 2018.  Rosa is a board member of Teatro Dramma Theater Group and currently working  with the production team  for their up coming play Citizens of the Gray

Sandy Carvajal, 25 years old, from Bogotá Colombia, studied Business Administration in La Camara de Comercio de Bogotá University. While studying, she decides to go to San Francisco – California to study Musical Theater, in the American Conservatory Theater. When she returned to Colombia after a year, she decides to create her own company in which she combines both of her passions, Business and Theater. Her company called We are the world, helps entrepreneurs and students to improve their communication skills through art.
After her graduation, Sandy travels to Los Angeles to do a master in fine arts in New York Film Academy. Thanks to her skills in administration and her love for acting she managed to perfect herself as an Actress, Assistant Director and as a Stage Manager working in different productions that have been awarded in different American festivals such as Gangsters Web TV Show and March Comes After April. Sandy has consolidated herself as a genuine actress and as a skilled Assistant Director and Stage Manager. Now she is part of Teatro Dramma Theater Company and she is the Stage Manager of the upcoming play, Citizens of the Gray

He is excited of joining the cast of Citizens of the Gray, Hasiff a graduate of Fine Arts at the National School of Theatrical Arts-Mexico. He has work in more than 25 theatre productions along Mexico, and recently in Los Angeles, where he lives since 2016 to pursue his career. Hasiff is known for his roles as, The Last Prisoner in Slavomir Mrozek´s play of the same name, The General in Revoluciones at (Los Angeles Theatre Center) and many others. He has also appeared in television in El Señor de los Cielos, La Teniente etc. in film we can see him in ”Un Cuento de Circo or A Love Song”
Hasiff wants to dedicates his performances to his family, his mom and dad, and his sister Dalet for their love and support.

Originally from Venezuela, Israel studied International Studies at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is a fine art painter with his own practice in Chicago. He has worked with prestigious artists such as Lisa Carter and Carlos Rolon. Israel studied at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting and has participated in several stage productions with Water People Theater (Chicago), Grinlight Productions (Chicago), and Tapete Teatro (Caracas).

Movement trainer. He attended the XXI workshop of the International School of the Theatre of Latin America and the Caribbean (UITALC); and also participated in the workshops presented by FITLA (International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles) where he has been trained in the theater dance, and performance art from the directors hailing from international art collectives. he has starred in El Hombre de las Suelas de Viento de Arthur Rimbaud, El Infame (based in the play La Infamia by Oscar Liera), Fabula de un Pais de Cera ( With Mexicali a Secas Company from Mexico) and has performed on stages all over the United States. He most
recently performed in La Razon Blindada at 24th Street Theater and Citizens of the Gray directed by Elia k Schneider.

Dancer of different rhythms specializing in tango ballroom since 2008. Learning with recognized tango teachers in Mexico and Buenos Aires. She has participated in events organized by the government of Mexico City through the Ministry of Culture giving exhibitions in different forums and theaters in Mexico City and other states of the country, she has also participated in private events in different places.  As a choreographer and dancer she participated in “por amor al tango” and “tango permanencia voluntaria” productions with Reinventango company and in some tributes to Carlos Gardel, the most important exponent of tango. Recently, she participated in so you think you can tango? competicion in San Francisco, California.

As an instructor she has taught in different groups including “Teatro Dramma” company at L. A. California.

His formal training began in Argentine and with more than 35 years of experience, Osvaldo has scored more than 40 features, 30 TV series and soup operas, several shorts and documentaries, concerts and theater pieces. His more recently work is an Argentine feature “OMISION” from a re-knowned film director “Marcelo Páez”, and an ambitious Documentary TV series about the life of one of the biggest drug Lords, Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha, produced by FOX.

Ivana is an Italian-venezuelan lawyer and audiovisual artist graduated from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas. Her first job was in Cinema for Unify Films. She was part of the TV production staff of E! Latinoamérica. From 2013, she worked as fashion journalist and stylist in London, collaborating with Vogue Italia. She is currently in Los Angeles focused on acting and costume design and is part of the cast of the new production of Teatro Dramma Citizens of the Gray.

Studied Theater at colegio San Jose de Tarbes; Caracas, Venezuela 2011-2012 
Then continued with Theater Major at  Metropolitana Thespis University,  Caracas, Venezuela 2012-2014 
AFA Acting for film; New York Film Academy 2016-2017 
2017-2018 has taken 2 intensive theater Stella Adler Workshop Method with  Elia K Schneider . 
Stage Production  “CUBA LIBRE” with Luis Fernandez, Mimi Lazo y Maria Gabriela de Faria.

Photographer & Media Specialist, studied and worked in Film & Television, specialized in Advertising. Experience working with Graphic Design, Videography, Editing and Motion Graphics for TV, Web, Social Media and Print.

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Jonathan Slaff is possibly New York’s most active publicist in the specialty of international cultural events. From 1989 to 2005, as press agent of La MaMa E.T.C. (“Theater of the World”), he represented scores of theater and dance events from Eastern Europe, Latin America and the far east.