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Tal Aviezer (Artistic Director)
Tal is the Artistic Director of Red Monkey Theater Group, for whom he has directed 16 productions over the past 13 seasons, many of them works of Shakespeare. He holds a BA in Theater from Connecticut College, and has studied at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon. His productions with RMTG have garnered support from ArtsWestchester in the form of Arts Alive Grants for the past six seasons. He co-produced, directed, and performed in Fleetwood Stage’s Cabaret Nights benefit series alongside Campbell Scott, Meg Bussert, Linda Dano and others, and has given private acting classes for several years. Other directing credits include Tennessee Williams’ In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (Fleetwood Stage Platform Series) Dark of the Moon, Agnes of God, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Center Stage Playhouse), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and As You Like It (Port Chester Council for the Arts) and An Inspector Calls (Fort Hill Players). He has also worked as a voice actor and voice director for video games and for numerous local and national radio stations.

Favorite NYC and regional acting credits include Hamlet, Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Shylock (The Merchant of Venice), Dr. Frederick Treves (The Elephant Man), Roy (Lone Star, Irish Arts Center), Malcolm (Macbeth, Fleetwood Stage), Bill (Sure Thing, Fleetwood Stage), Ted Barnes (Big Time, Fleetwood Stage), Antonio (The Tempest), Gary (I Hate Hamlet), and Pericles (title role).
RMTG Credits:

Cymbeline (1999) - Director/Producer
Hamlet (2000) - Director/Producer
Merchant of Venice (2003) - Director/Co-Producer
Julius Caesar (2003) - Director/Co-Producer
Benefit Series 2004 - Producer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2004) - Producer
Henry IV (2005) - Director/Producer
Hamlet (2005) - Hamlet
Macbeth (2005) - Director/Producer, Lennox
Benefit Series 2006 - Producer
The Brothers Karamazov (Spring 2006) - Director/Producer
The Brothers Karamazov (Fall 2006) - Director/Producer
King Lear (2007) - Director/Producer, Edmund
Much Ado About Nothing (2007) - Director/Producer, Benedick
The Dumb Waiter (2008) - Director/Producer
'ART' (2009) - Director/Producer, Marc
The Merchant of Venice (2010) - Director/Producer, Shylock
Romeo and Juliet (2010) - Director/Producer
Twelfth Night (2011) - Director/Producer, Feste
Hamlet (2012) - Director/Producer, Hamlet
Lone Star (2012) – Roy
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) - Director
Three Sisters (2013) - Director
King Lear (2014) - Director
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band - Sherlock Holmes

Holland Renton (Managing Director)
Holland is involved in many aspects of theater. She is a trained actor, having studied at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL), The Actor’s Workshop (Boston, MA) and Circle in the Square Theatre School (New York, NY). Ms. Renton has performed in numerous productions in the New York City area; her more memorable roles include: Catherine (Proof), Stella (A Street Car Named Desire), Trisha (Five Women Wearing the Same Dress) and Ophelia (Hamlet). She also holds several directing credits in the New York City area, including most recently: reasons to be pretty, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Exonerated, and Confined Spaces. Holland also holds a MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College (Boston, MA). Red Monkey is expanding and growing in exciting ways and Holland looks forward to contributing to the success of the organization.
RMTG Credits:

Hamlet (2012) – Ophelia
reasons to be pretty (2013) – Director
King Lear -- Regan (2014)
Crimes of the Heart -- Lenny (2014)
Sherlock Homes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band -- Director (2014)

Carolyn Fuchs (Production Designer)
Carolyn is a professional artist who has had the pleasure of designing and constructing almost every set in Red Monkey's history. Her original stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov was debuted by RMTG in 2006, and the company later brought the production to the Lower East Side’s Mazer Theatre for a month-long run. Past onstage roles include Glendower in Henry IV, Laura in You Can't Trust the Male, Karen in a staged reading of The Children's Hour and most recently Elizabeth in Laundry and Bourbon (Center Stage Playhouse, NYC). Other credits: Co-set designer for The Rocky Horror Show (Center Stage Playhouse, NYC), set designer for A Trip to Bountiful and furniture design/construction for The Lion In Winter (Hovey Players, Boston, MA.). She has also served as stage manager for Boston’s Playwright’s Platform Series.
RMTG Credits:

Cymbeline (1999) - Production Design
Hamlet (2000) - Production Design
Merchant of Venice (2003) - Production Design, Duke of Venice
Julius Caesar (2003) - Production Design
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2004) - Production Design
Henry IV (2005) - Glendower, Production Design
Hamlet (2005) - Production Design
Macbeth (2005) - Production Design
The Brothers Karamazov (2006) - Playwright, Production Design
King Lear (2007) - Cordelia, Production Design
Much Ado About Nothing (2007) - Production Design
The Dumb Waiter (2008) -Production Design
'ART' (2009) - Production Design
Romeo and Juliet (2010) - Production Design
Hamlet (2012) - Production Design
Uncle Vanya (2013) – Stage Adaptation, Director, Production Design
Three Sisters (2013) - Production Design
King Lear (2014) - Production Design
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band (2014) - Costume Design

Ze'ev Aviezer (Business Manager)
Ze’ev is, literally, a child of the theater, spending much of his childhood years in his aunt’s ballet studio and helping his actor/singer uncle practice his lines. The family’s theatrical tradition is being carried on by his son, Tal Aviezer, and by his daughter Danielle, who received her BFA in dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Ze’ev studied acting with Mr. Bram Lewis, the Creative Director of the Phoenix Theater at the SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center. He is also a writer of short stories, some of which were published by the Amherst Review, Westchester Review, and in the e-zine The Acadian.
RMTG Credits:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (2004) - Martini
The Brothers Karamazov (Spring 2006) - Grigory/Pyotr Illych
The Brothers Karamazov (Fall 2006) - Grigory/Pyotr Illych
Much Ado About Nothing (2007) - Dogberry

David Ullman (Resident Lighting Designer)
David joined Red Monkey Theater Group in 2012, debuting with the production of Dance at Cahill. Having worked with Director Tal Aviezer on other projects, David was pleased to accept the invitation to work on RMTG's production of Midsummers. In addition to lighting theatrical and video productions in the tri-state area, David is also the Production Manager for the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, one of the founders of the Festival of the Moving Body and occasionally takes on "fun" projects for WHOI and EKovacs Productions. When not absorbed in a project, David spends his time exploring the waters of Long Island Sound.
RMTG Credits:
Dance in Cahill (2012) - Lighting Design
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013) - Lighting Design
Dance in Cahill 2/Hidden in This Picture (2013) - Lighting Design
Three Sisters (2013) - Lighting Design
King Lear (2014) - Lighting Design
The Zoo Story/Dance in Cahill 3 (2014) - Lighting Design
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band (2014) - Lighting Design

Osnat Laske Greenbaum (Resident Hair and Makeup Designer)
Osnat has been an adjunct lecturer for the Lehman College Theater program since 2005. She has done a considerable amount of her theatrical work on stage and backstage of the Lehman theaters. As the director-in-residence for the "Absinthe-Minded Theater Co" (2003-2006) she directed as well as designed makeup and costumes for "Otherwise Engaged", "Brimstone and Treacle" (Meisner Theater) and "Idioglossia" (NY premier at The Greenwich Street Theater). Acting credits include among others the Nurse in "Medea", Iocasta in "Oedipus Rex", Mrs. Peachum in "Three Penny Opera", Krupskaya in "Travesties", Judith in "The Jewish Wife", Hannah Pitt/Ethel Rosenberg in "Angels in America" and Marina in "Uncle Vanya". Ms. Greenbaum has been teaching, designing and applying stage makeup for over twenty years. She is currently the makeup artist-in- residence for "The Bronx Journal", a weekly television show run and presented by Lehman student journalists. A native of Israel she has been a proud resident of "Da Bronx" for almost three decades.
RMTG Credits:

Uncle Vanya (2012)
A Midsummer's Night Dream (2013)
reasons to be pretty (2013)
Three Sisters (2013)
King Lear (2014)
Crimes of the Heart (2014)

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