VIRTUAL STAGED READING
2020 WEST HOLLYWOOD PRIDE ARTS FESTIVAL
Directed by John Coppola
With Cullen Arbaugh, Carrie Lynn Certa, Frank Crim, Bill Dyer, Peter Levine, David Pevsner, Lew Temple & Nathan Tylutki
CULLEN ARBAUGH (DR. LARRY SCHWARTZ) is a Los Angeles-based actor and sketch comedy performer. He has appeared in numerous commercials in the last few years. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and at the Son of Semele Theater, among others. He and his friend Brad performed their sketch show, The Gay Trauma Archives at the Joshua Tree Comedy Festival and the CinderBlock Comedy Festival in New York City. Training: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, The Groundlings Theatre & School.
PETER LEVINE (DR. IRVING BIEBER) is a New York-based actor and playwright. Most recently he appeared as Max Gelman in Apple, Table, Penny, a play he wrote, that was the featured presentation of Emerging Artists New Works Series. He is honored to be working with Dahn Hiuni again, for whom he appeared as the lead, Ben Levitts, in Murmurs and Incantations at the 2016 New York’s International Fringe Festival (best play). Other New York credits include The Madwoman of Chaillot (with Anne Jackson, Alvin Epstein, Kim Hunter),The Power of Darkness, The Front Page, Evening All Afternoon, Broadway Bound, Nude With Violin and The Private Life of the Master Race.
CARRIE LYNN CERTA (BARBARA GITTINGS) Originally from Chicago and constantly missing Uno’s pizza, Carrie was the resident Stage Manager at Raven Theatre prior to heading west, following the acting bug. In LA she’s followed a producing path working on such productions as Difret, Executive Produced by Angelina Jolie, and Disney Jr.’s Jake and the Neverland Pirates. She also served 2 years as VP, AP Council Chair of the Producers Guild. Past acting credits include: TV/New Media: The Freak Brothers, Stay at Home Therapy, Strong Medicine. Theatre: Naked & Perfect (1 woman show), Angels in America, Fifth of July, View from a Bridge.
DAVID PEVSNER (RON GOLD) is an actor, songwriter, playwright, personal organizer, provocateur/erotic model, activist. Stage: F*cking Men, Chicago, Into the Woods, Vanya & Sonia and Mystery of Love/ Sex US (Taper), Fiddler B’way, original NY and LA When Pigs Fly. Film/TV: Scrooge & Marley, Spa Night, NCIS, I’m Dying Up Here, Silicon Valley, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Liz and Dick. Writer: Naked Boys Singing, solo musicals To Bitter and Back, Musical Comedy Whore (the film is coming out this fall!). Get his CD of original comedy tunes Most Versatile!
FRANK CRIM (DR. JOHN E. FRYER) is a veteran actor of the stage and screen for 50 years. He has been a principle actor in over 160 commercials, hundreds of stage plays, over 40 television shows and dozens of films. He was last seen on the stage as Uncle Charley in Death of a Salesman at the Rose Theatre. Currently he can be seen in Netflix’s HOLLYWOOD as Mickey Cohen. Frank is also a writer and producer and serves as a Mentor and Coach to young actors/writers. You can see all of Frank’s credits at imdb.me/frankcrim
LEW TEMPLE (DR. CHARLES SOCARIDES) is an American film actor, known for his roles as Locus Fender in the action film, Domino, Cal, the diner manager in the comedy-drama Waitress, and Axel in the third season of The Walking Dead.
BIL DWYER (DR. ROBERT SPITZER) most recently guest starred in the Netflix series Space Force. He has also appeared in such shows as Parks and Recreation, Children's Hospital, The Middle, and Hot in Cleveland. Bil suffers from no mental illnesses that anyone is aware of.
NATHAN TYLUTKI (DR. LYLE QUAKENBUSH) is an actor and writer living in LA, by way of Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, and San Francisco. He’s delighted to be a part of the reading for SICK. Art has the ability to shape the conversations about what’s going on in the world; artists are tasked with lifting the veil to reveal truth. A special shout-out to our founding mothers of Pride, Stormé Delarverie, Zazu Nova, Jackie Hormona, and Marsha P. Johnson— without you, none of this is possible. Activism starts within and must be transformed, made external; share your voices. Black lives matter. www.NathanTylutki.com
JOHN COPPOLA, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a multi-talented director and acting coach, whose clients have starred on HBO, Showtime, ABC, CBS, NBC, CW, Netflix, FX, AMC, USA, Lifetime, Fox, WB, TNT and Showcase. As a director, John has helmed more than 100 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles and abroad.