Creative / Crew
Antonia Kasper (she/her) is a writer, producer, actress, and director. Recently she performed her one woman show , 45 Coffee Dates, live at The Actors Epsicopal Church. In 2021, she won Honorable Mention in Shorts at The Marsh Stream International Solo Festival. In March of 2022, she directed Phyllis Gordon in Gordon's Streamed Short "Em-pathetic" which won 1st Place in The MarshStream International Festival of Shorts.
She spearheaded The Solo Artists Mastermind Group (a group of International Solo Artists) which meets on zoom. Antonia is a member of SAG/AFTRA, Dramatists Guild, Off-Broadway Alliance, The League of Professional Theatre Women, a TRU masters graduate and CTI Producer Graduate. In New York City, she studied theatre at Circle in the Square, Playwrights Horizons, and The Actors Studio.
She has performed stand-up at Gotham Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, and Caroline’s Comedy Club. A Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tulane University with a BA in Theater and English, Antonia has produced, written, directed, and performed many theatrical projects throughout the United States as well as in Europe at The Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has a musical theater background. Her production company, Kasper Productions, focuses on women driven material. Another one of her creations, "STRIPPED" held a "sold-out" two year run at The Pyramid Club before having a Limited Run Off-Broadway.
She is excited to relaunch her project "True Confessions of The Straight Man" at The Laurie Beechman in midtown Manhattan. She is grateful and wants to thank the wonderful cast, creatives and crew that supports her vision.
Caro Klureza (she/her) is delighted to be stage managing TCSM. The last show she managed was Drums in the Night for the Vassar College Drama Department in 2019, and she’s ready for her live theater hiatus to be over! Caro primarily stage manages, but has dabbled in set design/construction, sound design, and more -- including being the puppeteer for Audrey II in a production of Little Shop of Horrors which was a favorite.
Production Stage Manager
As a casting director, Helene Galek (she/her) has been specializing in the Independent arena of theater and film for several years. She was the resident casting director of
Manhattan Theatre Source for several years working alongside producers of the many festivals performed there. Helene has cast diverse projects such as a live sketch show, web series, a lip syncing drag show, children’s theater, short and full feature films, musical comedy and voiceovers. She most recently cast a central character in the upcoming documentary, “Wild Darlings Sings the Blues”.
Helene also works as an actor and writer.
Many thanks to Antonia Kasper and Kasper Productions for the opportunity to work on “True Confessions of the Straight Man”.
Brent Shultz (he/him) is a graduate of The New School for Drama MFA Acting program. Acting Credits include: Guns, God, and Gomorrah, The Treatment, Radical, Crisis Called New York, The Fall of the Kings, Kristina, What We Lost. He has worked as an Intimacy Director on productions, Hello Again, The Lover, First Love, and Adam and Brian. An Advanced Actor/Combatant with the SAFD, he was Fight Director for productions, Bloom, The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones, Deathwatch, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Void, Convention, Trees in Their Youth, and The Found Dog Ribbon Dance. @who.is.Brent.Shultz
Intimacy / Fight Coordinator
Nicholas (he/him) has been in the entertainment industry ever since he graduated from UW-Green Bay back in 2017. Since then, he has gone on to tour with Missoula Children's Theatre, be a member of two fantasy podcasts, compose and premiere choral works, and now he is a New York City actor, musician, and teacher. His background in Music and Arts Management has made him an asset both on and off the stage as he has directed and music directed thousands of children all over the United States at such a young age. He is also currently writing and composing a musical of his own that he hopes to produce in the near future. Check him out on Twitter and Instagram @ShowbizSchommer.
Parker Rose (they/them) is a Freelance Theatre Technician from Amarillo, TX and they are excited to be involved in their first NY show. Past productions include The World Goes ‘Round at UCO (Audio), Falsettos at Upstage Theater Oklahoma (ASM), The Polar Express at the OKC Railway Museum/Warner Brothers (Production Assistant), Jane Austen’s Persuasion at The Bethany Stage (Assistant Director), Big Fish at UCO (Audio Engineer), Macaberat: Musical Theatre Revue at the UCO Jazz Lab (Audio Engineer).
Michael Piatkowski (he/him) has been working in the professional Theatre for over 60 years. He started by playing Pinocchio at The Jan Hus Theatre in NYC. He is a Costume Designer, Director, and Playwright. He has worked in the Wardrobe Depts of over half a dozen Broadway Shows. He has designed many off and off-off Broadway Shows and the Premiere of the musical JEKYLL and HYDE in Seoul, Korea. PEACE.