12th Annual One Act Play Festival Cast

Arthur Calrson (HIM - Across a Crowded Room)
Arthur is an Emmy winning former NYC stand up comic who made his NJ stage debut in 2021 at Nutley Little Theater in Ghost Train. He has appeared in Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus; Almost, Maine; Perfect Arrangement; The Farnsworth Invention; and Miracle on 34th Street. He wants to send out a huge thank you to his beautiful wife, Andrea and wonderful son, Aidan for all their support in his theatrical journey.
Holly Cerelli (HER - Across a Crowded Room)
Nutley Little Theatre: God of Carnage (Annette) Parallel Lives: (Aunt Maddie/Molly, Candida, Tina/Adele, Paul.); Stageworks: Vanities (Mary) ; Play On! (Polly/Lady Margaret), The Dixie Swim Club (Vernadette); Maplewood Strollers/OffBook Productions: 1776 (Dr. Lyman Hall); The Radburn Players of Fair Lawn: Love, Loss and What I Wore, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and Almost, Maine.
Lauren Proda (Pepper - For Whom The Yell Tolls)
Lauren is thrilled to be part of OLT's One-Act Play Festival! Lauren is a 6th grade math teacher. While not working, she thoroughly enjoys following her childhood dream of acting and looks forward to any and all future opportunities. Recent credits include The Holi Poly Plays (D.S. Burrows), The Last Pastrami Sandwich (Apricot Sky), One Act Play Jamboree (Rhino Theatre), Almost, Maine & Bridesmaid Murder (WHATCo), LUV: Short Play Festival NYC, & Godspell (West Milford Players). Special thanks to everyone involved in this production!
James Phillips (Joss - For Whom The Yell Tolls)
James makes his second appearance with Old Library Theatre Company. He most recently portrayed the Man in White in House of Blue Leaves and also performed as Bertram Cates in the Pax Amicus Castle production of Inherit the Wind. He would like to thank his friends and family near and far for their everlasting love and support.
Maria (Mia) Diaz (Felicity - For Whom The Yell Tolls)
Mia is excited to be making her directorial debut with Old Library Theatre, with The Most Precious Thing, but she is not a stranger to the OLT stage. In fact, she is also a cast member for this performance, playing Felicity in For Whom the Yell Tolls. She last appeared at OLT, as Lowell/Kiki in Legally Blonde. Mia would like to thank her talented fellow directors, cast, and crew for another wonderful experience at OLT! Special thank you to her personal support team for always being in her corner. When not on stage, Mia can be found decluttering and organizing her clients’ homes (www.orderandease.com)! Favorite past roles include “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Mary Magdalene), “Agnes of God” (Dr. Martha Livingstone), and “The Producers” ('Hold Me Touch Me').
Katie Maul (Jacqueline - The Most Precious Thing)
Katie is excited to be in her second show with Old Library Theatre! Katie is a video editor and graphic designer and mom to two awesome kids. She was a theater minor in college and has enjoyed performing since she was a kid. Favorite parts include Portia from Merchant of Venice, Patty Symcox in Grease, Cassie in Rumors and The Fool in King Lear. She would like to thank Old Library Theatre for giving her the opportunity to continue to do what she loves so close to home.
David Leegrand (Charlie - The Most Precious Thing)
This is David’s first performance at OLT and he is happy to be working with such a fantastic group of gifted actors and directors. David is a theater major from Bergen Community College. Favorite previous roles include “A Flea in Her” (Dr. Finache), “Cyrano” (De Valvert), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Don John), “Fahrenheit 451” (Stephenson/ensemble), and “Rumors” (Glenn). With West Milford Players he was in “Godspell,” a Doo Wop Cabaret, and an 80’s Cabaret. At Studio 237, he was also involved with Rhino Theater’s One Act Jamboree (Godfrey, and Bootsie, in “Art in a Safe Space”, and “Bootsie Manilow Speaks” respectfully). David would like to thank his director Maria, his castmate, Katie, and, all other OLT board members for putting their trust, energy and, time into him as well as the playwright of “The Most Precious Thing” for trusting us with her story.….and last but not least, David wishes to thank you, the audience, for whom this mosaic of one act plays is for.
Brooke Kaye (Darleen - Logical Conspiracies)
Brooke is an actress/singer who has been entertaining local audiences for the last eight years, appearing in various plays, one-acts, musicals, and music revues, such as Play On, Willy Wonka, Mamma Mia!, Wizard of Oz, Freckleface Strawberry, One Act Jamboree, We Will Rock You!, Shrek, and Golden Oldies. She would like to thank her director Elizabeth for giving her this opportunity and her family for their love and support.
Laura Ellis (Lilian - Logical Conspiracies)
Laura is a Teaneck resident. Having graduated from American University in May 2022, her most recent shows include Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale as Dorcas and her senior capstone. Laura is excited for her first show with OLT and hopes that everyone enjoys the performance.
Rose Fiore (Nurse - Logical Conspiracies)
Rose has been acting for about 13 years and is happy to be back after the pandemic hiatus. In addition to theater, she has done cable tv shows and commercials, feature and short films, and a webisode. Rose shares her life with her husband Mike and their two married children and spouses. She enjoys hiking, reading, dancing and playing games.
Benjamin Karras (Dwight - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
This is Benjamin’s first show at OLT. Benjamin has been performing with various local theatre companies since age 8. His previous roles included Gaston in Beauty and the Beast Jr., Genie in Aladdin Jr., Narrator in Into the Woods, Jason in Falsettos, Gavroche in Les Miserable, Aldolpho in Drowsy Chaperone, Wayne Hopkins in Puffs, and others. Most recently Benjamin appeared as part of One Acts at The Actors Guild of Leonia. In addition to acting and singing, Benjamin enjoys piano, swimming and video games.
Jose Luis Enchautegui (Narrator - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Jose is making his way back to the stage after a long hiatus and is thrilled by the opportunity!
Rocco Spoon (Dan - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Rocco is no stranger to the stage and is happily surprised to be working with some familiar faces again! He is a member of SAG/AFTRA and has a lust for the silver screen, but his true love is for the stage. Some of his favorite roles include BRUCE in “Beyond Therapy” , KENNY NEWQUIST in “Little Murders” and his most challenging role as JOSEPH MERRICK in “The Elephant Man”. Rocco does plenty of BG and stand-in work on TV/Film projects (until he finds the right manager/agent …hint,hint) AND he is also YOUR FAVORITE Realtor in New Jersey! He gives many thanks to his longtime friend Leticia for reaching out to him. LET’S GIVE ‘EM HELL
Tisa Harriott (Miranda - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Tisa (EMC (AEA) | SAG-AFTRA Eligible) is a triple threat, working in regional theaters in New Jersey and New York, like Centenary Stage Company and Actor’s Theatre Temple. She enjoys working on new plays, independent films, commercial work and movement/dance pieces. With her honors degree, Tisa became an EMC candidate and SAG-AFTRA eligible, and joined a resident theater company, Aurway Repertory Theatre. She’s had the pleasure of working with Jelani Remy (Smokey Joe’s Cafe), Marshall Jones, III (Mud Row), and Othell J Miller (Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family). Follow her on instagram at @theofficialtisa, and see more on www.tisaharriott.com.
Dianna Fuller (Teacher - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Dianna of Bloomfield is happy to participate in Old Library Theater Co’s 12th Annual One Act Play Festival. She has been an active participant in theater for many years working with several community theater groups in New Jersey including Dreamhouse Theater Company, Chatham Playhouse, Theater League of Clifton, Nutley Little Theater and The Strollers. Dianna was part of Improv 3 at Bergen County Players and was an ensemble member of New Jersey Law Journal’s “Celebration of Lawyers in the Arts” productions of “Face the Music”, “Bye, Bye Birdie”, ‘The Pajama Game” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. Production highlights include “Having Our Say”, “A Trip to Bountiful”, “Intimate Apparel”, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, “Rumors”, and “Our Town”.
Mackenzie Cavagnaro (Sarah - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Mackenzie is a second year drama student at New York University, studying with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. This is her first production with the Old Library Theatre and she is so excited to work with creatives local to where she grew up. She has performed as a soloist at 54 Below as well as the PIT Loft with her sketch comedy troupe and done background work on shows such as “Let the Right One in” and “City on Fire.” She would like to wish the entire cast and crew of “Hell on Heels is an Understatement” as well as the other one acts the best of luck!
Ann Grippo (Female Client - Hell on Heels is An Understaatement)
A local who resides in Fairlawn, Ann is happy to be back at OLT, since performing as Eleanor in Casa Valentina, and various one acts!! Break legs all as we tell these fascinating one act plays.
Jadyn Gaudelli (Girl - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
Jadyn attends Community High School in Teaneck. She had been singing, dancing, and acting since she was 3 years old. She has been a part of numerous youth theatre productions, including: The Wizard of Oz, Annie, Oliver, Into the Woods, Newsies, and The Drowsy Chaperone. This is her first time performing at Old Library Theatre - and her first ever community theatre role! When she’s not on stage, she enjoys hanging out with friends, swimming, and shopping. She would like to thank her parents, the amazing cast and crew, and her performance coach Bette Glenn.
Miranda Madrazo (Margaret - Hell on Heels is An Understatement)
This is Miranda’s return to north Jersey community theatre after her time in college. Previously, Miranda was involved in theatre and music at Rutgers University, where she directed and performed in one acts, musicals, plays, and vocal performance. She is excited to return to the stage and meet new people, and extends major gratitude for director Leticia's kind welcoming.