"The Lone Wolf Society" Casting Announced for Staged Reading at The Tank
Event will take place at The Tank on November 4th at 7pm in tandem with a fundraising campaign with Fractured Atlas for a full theatrical run
Casting has been announced for the staged reading of Anthony J. Piccione’s new full-length drama The Lone Wolf Society, directed by Andrés Gallardo Bustillo and scheduled for November 4th at 7pm at The Tank, located at 312 W 36th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY.
For this 1st staged reading, the cast features Bruce Gomez as Elijah, Robert Maisonett as the Colonel and Vincent, Chyna Jackson as Gabby, Leyla Hadi-Kassim as Principal Morris and Susan, Millie Gibbons as Ashley, Nikolas Elrifi as Dalton, Adi Israel as Vanessa, Gabriella Spielberg as Molly, Praveen US as Brian & Giogio-Josez Varipapa as Tommy.
This in-person-only event will be presented by Piccione Arts alongside the launch of a fundraising campaign in partnership with Fractured Atlas beginning November 1st to bring the production to an Off-Broadway stage. Attendees may RSVP to the November 4th reading by visiting ci.ovationtix.com/35658/production/1138819
The Lone Wolf Society is a psychological horror drama that follows the story of Elijah Brooks. During his senior year at Barack Obama High School, Elijah finds himself socially isolated due to severe bullying, toxic parenting & his own increasingly perverted actions. One day, he is recruited by a mysterious organization led by a charismatic male chauvinist known as the Colonel. As his initiation progresses, Elijah’s moral limits are put to the test as he gradually learns the organization’s master plan, in this unsettling portrait of gun violence, the dark web, and toxic masculinity.
Mr. Piccione is an award-winning writer, producer & teaching artist whose debut full-length play A Therapy Session with Myself premiered in January 2019 at the Hudson Guild Theatre before transferring in May to the Kraine Theater for an extended year-long run, while his sophomore full-length play One Empire, Under God made its live premiere at The Tank in November 2021 after previously premiering via Zoom earlier that year, and will be published by Next Stage Press in February 2023. Additionally, Piccione's eclectic canon of one-acts has previously been presented in NYC at venues such as The Tank, the Hudson Guild Theatre, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Manhattan Repertory Theatre. His short drama What I Left Behind was named the NYWinterfest’s Best Short Play of 2018, and his short film The Fire That Won’t Stop was named an official selection at the Venice Short Film Awards, the Paris International Short Festival, and the Hollywood International Golden Age Festival. He also works as a scriptwriter-for-hire whose clients range from Sesame Workshop to Peculiar Works Project, among several others. Additionally, he is the founder & Artistic Director of the Talking It Out Virtual Arts Festival and he currently teaches playwriting at EPIC Players.
Mr. Gallardo Bustillo is a Colombian director, choreographer, performer, and educator who currently serves as the Founding Co-Artistic Director at Proscaenium Theatre Company. Prior to Proscaenium, he served as the Co-Artistic Director at The Phoenix Theatre (PA) where he developed Origins Theatre Festival a theatre festival dedicated to celebrating innovation and diversity in the theatre in different cultures. He has worked with theatre companies such as Out of the Box Theatrics, Misi Productions, Teatro SEA, Fuego Celta and Play Nice Theatre Company. He is the founder of Cumbres Musical in Colombia, a preprofessional theatre program. He is also part of the founders of C.R.E.A. Collaborate to Reimagine and Evolve the Arts in New York City. As a director, he has worked on numerous theatrical productions both Off-Broadway and Regionally — including theaters such as the Davenport Theatre, the Kraine Theater, and the American Theatre of Actors, among others. His work as a creator has extended to numerous mediums beyond the theatre, including choreography and film direction. Within his acting career, he has performed in various theatrical productions, film pieces, and dance works. Some career highlights include Indio in West Side Story, Peter Pan in Peter/Wendy, and How The Westons Won — he is also a resident company member at Teatro SEA and Proscaenium Theatre Company. He graduated from Misi School of Musical Theatre and The New York Film Academy’s Musical Theater and Film Professional Conservatory.
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