Tim Romero . Actor . Crew
Tim Romero holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from New Mexico State University. Originally from Albuquerque he ironically, moved to New York City to focus on film. He soon found out that NYC was duh, a theater town. Since then he has performed in many off off Broadway productions. Most notably he played Charlie, a 14 year old in Retro Production’s “What I Did Last Summer”. There he came to the attention of Stephanie Barton-Farcas and was asked to audition for” Elizabeth Rex”. He was cast as Cecil in the original Off Off Broadway run. Later to reprise the role Off Broadway at Center Stage Theater. He is a member of Actors Equity and has done a number of independent films. Pic To Come
Sammy Mena Born and raised in the Bronx Sammy has been performing since the first grade. Through out elementary school Sammy has performed in the school’s yearly Christmas shows with his biggest role as Hansel in the play Hansel and Gretal. Once in high school Sammy began performing in their yearly spring play and talent shows. After graduating from high school Sammy stopped acting and got his associates in multi media programming. In 2006 Sammy was asked to perform for Positive Exposures where he performed in two scenes and did a monologue. At this point Sammy realized how much acting meant to him and started taking classes at HB Studio. In October of 2007 Sammy was a part of New York’s premier haunted house Blood Manor where he played a crazy inmate. Sammy is currently taking acting classes with Nicu’s Spoon and is playing the role of The Bear in ‘Elizabeth Rex’.
Wynne Anders . Actress . General company support
Wynne most recently appeared for nicu’s spoon as Monica Breedlove in ‘Bad Seed’ and Kimberly in ‘Kimberly Akimbo’. Other roles with the Spoon include Queen Margaret in ‘Richard III’, E.M. Ashford in ‘W:t’ and Mrs. Cider in ‘Kosher Harry’. Also a member of Emerging artists theatre company Wynne appeared as Dolores Hitchins in their off broadway production of ‘Claymont’ as well as many of their one act festivals of new works. Wynne has appeared in a variety of roles with several off off broadway companies in both full length and readings of new works and classical works. Regional work has seen her as M’lynn in ‘Steel Magnolias’, Mrs. Boyle in ‘The Mousetrap’, Reba in The last night of Ballyhoo’ and the 3 women in red herring. She has appeared on One life to live, All my children, Guiding light, Another world, and Loving as well as commercials and voice overs. she attended the theatre departments of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Denver University and holds a bachelors degree from NYU. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG and AFTRA www.wynneanders.com
Natily Blair Founding member Natalie began with necessary theatre in the Positive Force Players; a group focused on issues such as AIDS awareness and substance abuse. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a major in theater. Regionally, she appeared at The Milwaukee Rep., and Northern Stage Company as well as touring to the Siglo De Oro Spanish Theater Festival in El Paso, TX. She has been seen on As the World Turns and Guiding Light, as well as starring in Abhay Charan, a film about the birth of the Hari Krishna movement in NYC. She was in the Obie Award winning NY premiere of Mac Wellman’s Jennie Richee with the Ridge Theatre, she played Cordelia to Ralph Waite’s King Lear, Chechyen Woman and Zapatista in Displaced, and Scout in Nicu’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
Mark Armstrong Originally from South Brooklyn NY, Mark began his acting career in Minnesota training at Inver Hills College and the Guthrie Theater and performing on stage throughout the twin cities. He came back to NYC 5 years ago and has performed on stage, in independent films and on television. He was last seen at NICU’S SPOON in “Bad Seed”(Kenneth) and previously in “A Kite Cut Loose”(Leonard). “Thank you to everyone at the Spoon, especially Tim for nominating me for membership and Stephanie for welcoming me in to the company. Thanks guys!
Oliver Conant Actor. Writer. Oliver is a life long New Yorker and a second-career stage and film actor who began acting as a teen in Robert Mulligan’s Warner Bros movie Summer of ‘42, playing Benjie, a role he reprised in a sequel, Class of ‘44. In high school he appeared on Broadway in the Jean Kerr farce Finishing Touches with Barbara Belgedes as his mother, Robert Lansing as his father and James Woods as his brother. He attended Sarah Lawrence College, concentrating in Literature, History and Philosophy, and went on to earn advanced degrees in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, studying Shakespeare under Edward Tayler and Frank Kermode. He has taught English, Humanities, Shakespeare and Acting at colleges and universities and in private and public schools in New York and New Jersey. Since the early 1980s his book reviews and essays have appeared in printed journals, including American Book Review, The Common Review, The New Leader, The New York Times Book Review, and others. In 2006 his short story, ‘Our Triangle Thing,’ was published in the anthology 20 over 40 from the University of Mississippi Press. Oliver’s film and theater reviews can be found on the site www.stageandcinema.com In 2000, he returned to the stage as both actor and director, taking the role of Hamm in Philip E. Price’s production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame in Greenport, New York. He went on to direct two outdoor Shakespeare plays for Greenport’s Stage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It, along with an evening of avant-garde plays by Kenneth Koch, and Actors Shakespeare, a selection of scenes from Hamlet, Midsummer Nights Dream and As You Like It. Subsequently he served as assistant director, co-director and associate director for three more Shakespeare plays, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet, this time for Queens Shakespeare Co. He has played fathers, doctors, janitors and homeless men in short and student films, including one produced by his son Benjamin, and has appeared in an even wider variety of plays, including The Brothers Karamazov (as Fyodor) Animal Farm (as Boxer) and an absurdist musical comedy, Kabbalah (as the ghost of Sheik Mohammad Yassin). For Nicu’s Spoon, Oliver played Luddy Beddowes in both the initial and the Off-Broadway run of Elizabeth Rex.
Michael Abourizk Michael Abourizk is an Arab-American actor who began his training under the tutelage of Tobi Silver. He is distinctly humbled to be a member of Nicu’s Spoon. At the Spoon, he appeared as Ste in their production of Beautiful Thing, as well as in W;t (ensemble, u/s Jason), Bad Seed (Mr. Daigle, u/s performed Colonel Penmark), and Rumplestiltskin. Other credits include a bilingual production of The Maids (Madame), The Eight Reindeer Monologues (Cupid), Butch Mamas (Shay), voice-over work, and several one-act play festivals. He is a Milo Award-recipient for the Park Road Playhouse’s The Lion in Winter (John). He holds a BA in Dramatic Literature and French from New York University. He continues to perform a one-man show adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray, written and helmed by Darya Gerasimenko, and now co-produced by Nicu’s Spoon.