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LISA GRAY – Liza Doolittle - Lisa was raised in the UK and Austria, trained at Guildford School of Acting and received her BA in Acting and Musical and her Directing MA at California State University, Sacramento. Since then she has continously worked in theatres in the UK (Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, West End) and Austria (Theater an der Josefstadt, Metropol, Leadactress at Kammerspiele Graz for 8 years) and the States - she toured with Tom Hanks' Bay Area Shakespeare Company as Ophelia in HAMLET, Elsa for the Frozen-Show in Hollywood's Disneyland, Jessica Rabbit at the Universal Studios and has worked as a Motion Capture Actress for the computer game of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, where she played Lara Croft. Lisa teaches Method Acting and English Theatre at Filmacademy Vienna.
DENNIS KOZELUH - Hennry Higgins - Dennis Kozeluh was born in Missoula, Montana and, after studying Latin and Greek, took a degree in music/theater at the University of Montana. Since then, Dennis has been active in the theatre, music and musical theatre world throughout western Europe. He has performed in light and contemporary opera (Wiener Volksoper, Neue Flora Hamburg, Wiener Festwochen) and operetta (Badener Stadttheater, Bad Ischl Operettensommer), theatre, film, and predominantly musical where he has played mostly strong characters, bad and good: M. Firmin in Phantom, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Reverend Moore in Footloose, Van Helsing in Dracula, and Captain Andy in Showboat, to name a few. In the last few years Dennis played the manager of a world class pop star (Bodyguard das Musical), an evil genie (Aladdin und seine Wunderlampe) and a U.S. Army colonel in Codename:Ashcan at the Theater National Luxembourg. Most recently, he played Mark Rothko in RED , Arthur Birling in An Inspector Calls, and Roote in Pinter’s The Hothouse. He has appeared in films such as Underworld, Thank You for Bombing and The Strange Case of Wilhelm Reich and written and directed for several Viennese theatres. Dennis is a founding member of the Vienna-based improvisational group English Lovers. Recently promoted to Grandfather by the efforts of his middle child, Dennis is very grateful to have the opportunity in the guise of Higgins to be extremely impolite to many of his closest friends in public.
DAVE MOSKIN - Col. Pickering & Music Director – Dave grew up in New York City appearing in numerous Broadway, Theater, Television and Film productions...including THE GODFATHER, MANHATTAN and TOOTSIE. He's been living in Vienna since 1995 and has had, and continues to have a vast and varied career. Roles such as Schrank in WEST SIDE STORY (Salzburger Festspiele), Berger in HAIR (Raimund Theater Wien), Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen), Rock Tenor in Leonard Bernstein's MASS (Konzerthaus Wien), Popescu in THE THIRD MAN workshop (Ronacher Wien) Director TREVOR NUNN, Martin Sterneck in BUTTERBROT Director Gabriel Barilly and as a main player in myriad VIENNA THEATRE PROJECT Productions Director Joanna Godwin-Seidl. He has written the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST entry for Austria twice and is also the producer and lead in the international touring show "The Blues Brothers Are Back" He is so happy to be working with friends and esteemed colleagues in this project to make the world a better place through the Arts.
ANNE WEINER – Mrs. Pearce - Anne was born in Klosterneuburg and grew up in England. Her first professional appearance was in the pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at the age of 15, where she appeared as a dancer, singer and front half of the pantomime horse. After completing stage and ballet training she performed in Europe in productions as varied as Jesus Christ Superstar and Die Dreigroschenoper. Anne has appeared on ORF Television as a dancer and actress, danced at the Volksoper and the Wiener Festwochen and sung in the chorus of the Sommerfestspiele Bad Ischl. As a founding member of The English Lovers she has, over the past 20 years, taken part in dozens of live readings at Theater Drachengasse and the Radio Café and performed a great deal of improvised theatre. Charity productions include Musical Mamis at the Wiener Metropol (writing and performing sketches, singing, dancing and improvising) and Blithe Spirit at Studio Moliere, where she played Madame Arcati. Anne has played in several productions with Vienna’s Open House Theatre, including The Glass Menagerie, The Importance of Being Ernest and An Inspector Calls, and as a voice actress narrated documentaries such as Golden Genes and Wings of Samothraki.
JEANNETTE MEINL – Mrs. Higgins, Producer Art for Charity – Jeannette Meinl studied acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. She has since appeared in numerous plays such as Le Jeu de L’Amour et Du hazard by Marivaux, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Der Besuch der Alten Dame by Dürenmatt, The Provoked Wife by Vanbrugh, Private Lives by Noel Coward, performed at Vienna’s English Theatre and several readings such as Heinrich Heine, Frederick Forsyth and Dickens The Christmas Carrol. She has directed Arms and The Man at the AIS (American International School). Her performances include Don‘t dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, performed at the Schönbrunner Schlosstheater, Vienna, Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn, Private Lives by Noel Coward, Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti at the Stadttheater Walfischgasse and Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon. She has founded the group Art For Charity where she raises money for charity through her performances. Jeannette likes to create new projects and enjoys bringing witty English plays to Vienna.
JACQUELINE BRAUN – Mrs. Eynsford-Hill - Jacqueline Braun was born in Holland and studied at the Academy for Kleinkunst in Amsterdam. She was seen in the original cast of Anastasia at the Palladium in Stuttgart, where she played Countess Lily Malevsky-Malevich. In England she was previously engaged in a two-year engagement as Rosie in Mamma Mia, directed by Phyllida Lloyd at the Novello Theater London and on the First UK Tour. She made her debut as Rosie in 2014 at the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. She started her career in Holland with Cyrano at Theater Carré and then followed various tours through the Netherlands: Willeke, Carmen, Larry, this funny world and de Spooktrein. Then on to Germany where she played Eponine and Fantine in Les Miserables in Duisburg. Then Napoleon (swing) followed in London's West End. Engagements in Austria: Hair (Dionne), Mozart! Concertante (Cecilia Weber); Jesus Christ Superstar Concertante(Herodus); Raimund Theater Vienna; Elisabeth (Ludovika / Frau Wolf / Gouvernante), Theater an der Wien; The Wild Party (Madeleine True), Stadttheater Klagenfurt; Wenn Rosenblätter Fallen (Rose) Vienna; Marry Me a Little, Vienna; Sofie's Welt (mother) Gmunden; and The Wiz (Evillene) Musiktheater Linz; We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) Zurich; Jesus Christ Superstar (Maria Magdalena) Kassel. She has also appeared in Tommy, Footloose, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors and most recently On Your Feet in Musical Sommer Amstetten. Jacqueline appeared in the world premieres of Carmen Cubana and Rockville at the Deutsches Theater in Munich. She sang for the ORF TV program "Dancing Stars" for 6 years. She could also be seen in the movie version of Im Weissen Rössl Wehe, du singst! and participated in Mamma Mia, here we go again!
ALAN BURGON – Freddy Eynsford-Hill - Alan studied acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), and graduated in 2008. He went on to spend one year with the Dundee Rep ensemble, where he was given the opportunity to play both leading roles and ensemble parts. Alan moved to Vienna in 2010, is the former Creative Director and co-founder of Open House Theatre, and is very active in various projects including independent feature films, theatrical performances, and podcasting. The Amelia Project, the podcast in which Alan plays the lead role, has already exceeded 1.000.000 downloads. Alan will also appear playing opposite Heike Makatsch in an episode of Tatort, airing later this year. Follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or at www.alanburgon.com
SOPHIE KOZELUH – Clara Eynsford-Hill - Sophie Kathleen Kozeluh is an actress, singer and part-time English teacher born near Vienna, Austria. In 2009 she began getting involved in improvisational theater, taking part in a number of international collaborations and workshops with renowned improvisers such as Frank Totino (Keith Johnstone Method), Inbal Lori, Ruth Bader and, most notably, the Vienna-based improv theater company The English Lovers. Since their en-suite production Snowed In! in December 2018 she can proudly call herself a full-fledged Lover, and has been involved in concept development and staging of a number of their productions of live theater as well as their streamed formats. She has also performed as a singer and actress in scripted shows both in English and German, in and around Vienna, such as Schmoizhodan Passion (Theater Drachengasse, 2014), The JamKat Project (2013-2019), Alice in Wonderland (Open House Theatre, 2019) and Drinks and Drama (OHT, VET & VTP; 2019). Most recently, she had the pleasure of portraying Sally in a reading of When Harry Met Sally as part of the series A Drinking Game Vienna in June of this year.
PATRICK LAMB – Mr. Doolittle - Jeannette Meinl studied acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. She has since appeared in numerous plays such as Le Jeu de L’Amour et Du hazard by Marivaux, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Der Besuch der Alten Dame by Dürenmatt, The Provoked Wife by Vanbrugh, Private Lives by Noel Coward, performed at Vienna’s English Theatre and several readings such as Heinrich Heine, Frederick Forsyth and Dickens The Christmas Carrol. She has directed Arms and The Man at the AIS (American International School). Her performances include Don‘t dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti, performed at the Schönbrunner Schlosstheater, Vienna, Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn, Private Lives by Noel Coward, Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti at the Stadttheater Walfischgasse and Perfect Wedding by Robin Hawdon. She has founded the group Art For Charity where she raises money for charity through her performances. Jeannette likes to create new projects and enjoys bringing witty English plays to Vienna.
JIM LIBBY– Narrator and Bystander - Jim was born in Maine, in the USA, but has made his home in Vienna, Austria, and has built a wonderful reputation as a performer, director, and artistic consultant. He has performed in some of Europe’s most illustrious theatres, has worked continually in television and film, and is a featured voice-over artist in several prize winning film productions. In the world of improvisational theatre, Jim is in great demand. He is a founding member of the English Lovers and has performed with or taught literally thousands of actors, directors, dancers, musicians and just plain people, working on the application of the ideas and techniques of improvisation: From the creation of theatre and performance, to team building, communication skills and more.
Jim helped to create the very first, fully improvised performance piece to ever be taken into the repertoire of a German state theatre. He also helped to create the very first, fully improvised, radio drama for the BBC, A Time to Dance, which was nominated for a Sony Acadamy Award, and co- directed the first, fully improvised feature film to be produced in Austria, Another One Opens, which after several cinema runs, and winning a few prizes, is now on Amazon. He is also the artistic director of the upcoming: Moment! -Vienna’s International Festival for Improvised Theatre, in TAG, this October.
Jim can currently be heard in the new feature film, Moonbound, and in the upcoming web series, Socks Talk Politics.
INE GUNDERSVEEN – Maid, Bystander, Production Manager - Ine started her stage career at the tender age of 4 as a tiny weeny ballerina. From there she moved on to several other dance forms, added some classical Shakespearean drama, choreography and directing, then threw herself into improvisational drama in trauma workshops for one of London’s leading psychologists, and finally rounded things off as Vienna’s smallest – and oldest – Tiny Tims at the International Theatre. She transferred to photography after this, and for the past 13 years she has supported the English language theatre scene in Vienna as part of Ine&Thomas Photography.
For this production for Art For Charity, she is thrilled to be able to be part of supporting children’s opportunity to learn music because music really is the food of love, and there is no such thing as too much love!
JOANNA GODWIN-SEIDL - DIRECTOR - the British actress and director has been running VIENNA THEATRE PROJECT since 2006 and works with Art for Charity. German language theatre credits include Mädchen Mit Den Schwefelhölzern workshop (Ronacher Theater); Hautnah (Patrick Marber) for Theaterverein Vision (OFF Theater) She directed sell out shows such as The Last 5 Years ( Brick 5) & The Who & The What by Ayad Akhtar (Theater Drachengasse), Building the Wall by Robert Schenkkan , Crossing Jerusalem by Julia Pascal amongst many others. Joanna staged her first opera Barber of Sevilla at Klassikfestival Schloss Kirchstetten in 2018. Most recently she helped produce A Bedfull of Foreigners at MUTH with Art for Charity, directed The Mountaintop by Katori Hall and Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham each show celebrated by press and public. This summer she was delighted to be invited to take part in Kultursommer Wien directing and producing Emigranten and 1001 Nights. In 2020 she started reading 1001 Nights Live and online nightly with her colleague Saman Giraud, this project has reached over 2,000,000 people globally. More info on new shows www.joannagodwinseidl.com and http://www.viennatheatreproject.com .