MEET THE CAST

SEPTEMBER 2 TO
OCTOBER 10, 2016

21
Performances
THE CAST:

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Writer / Director: Robert Williams
Klara: Gudrun Buhler
Miriam: Hilary Walker
Gunter: Ron Nummi
Fritz: Kazy Tauginas
Herman/Wolfgang Matt McAllister
Hans: Luke Bond
Joseph: Ian Potter
Executive Pro. Devin Nelson
Light/Sound: Patrick Bakalli

FOR PRESS AND INDUSTRY – Contact:
whenyeallowwerethestarsonearth@gmail.com

Robert WilliamsWriter/Director Robert Williams

Robert Williams is a playwright and director of theater and film. His recent work includes writing and directing War Is Over, a short film denouncing war, that was screened in Rome, Milan, Ghent, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Ottawa, New York, San Diego and Las Vegas. He also wrote and directed It Was A Girl, a short film that raised awareness about the controversial tragedy of abortion. It was screened at New York Film Academy in New York. In 2012, he directed and co-wrote with Michele Farbman That is How I Left (ThatIsHowILeft.com), a powerful biographical play staged at the Living Theater to critical acclaim. Robert is currently writing a film adaptation of When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth. He directed and wrote several pays since arrived in NY in 1999. That Is How I Left, Antigone, Romeo and Juliet, The Spelling Bee Test and Bluebird. When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth is his most beloved original play.

Klara Gudrun Buhler

Gudrun is a graduate of HB Studios and the Acting School Karlsruhe in Germany. She is active as an actress, writer and director in NY since 2001 with roles such as, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Hermione in Winterstale, Desdemona in Othello, Gudrun is also a prize winning writer and director she won prizes with her production of Romeo and Juliette the Musical, Who is afraid of the Moon? and Dances of Life and Death. Other beloved plays she starred in: The Mosquito Lake and Persian Garden. In 2015 Gudrun was on Tour in Europe and America with the critically acclaimed One Woman Show The Other Mozart. Gudrun played Klara in all three runs of When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth.

MiriamHilary Walker
New York stage appearances include: The Daughter, Click Chamber – Buffalo Noir (Festival of the Offensive); Janine, 200 Mystical Fictions (Lucille Lortel); Eliza Doolittle, Pygmalion (NYC Theatre Alliance). London: Juliet, Romeo and Juliet (MacOwen Theatre). Regional theatre: Death Of A Salesman, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Importance of Being Earnest, Henry IV Part I. Film: Mercy (upcoming on Netflix), Child Eater, My Dream Beside Me, Trevor. TV/Web: Failed First Dates, Stringers End. Studies include workshops with Alexander Ferris (Old Vic Theatre) and private coaching/scene study with Cay Michael Patten Studios (NYC). Training: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), BFA from SUNY University at Buffalo

Gunter Ron Nummi

was fortunate enough to arrive in New York during the time that the Actor’s Studio was still being led by Lee Strasberg. He has starred in several motion pictures and television programs. Additionally, he has performed in countless stage productions and has had the pleasure of working with such luminaries as John Patrick Shanley, Robert DeNiro, Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, William Hurt, Christopher Walken, Ben Gazzara and Burt Young among many others.

Kazy Tauginas FritzKazy Tauginas

Kazy Tauginas is a graduate from the New York Film Academy’s One Year Conservatory Acting for Film program and has worked on numerous film titles. Within the last two years, Kazy has been seen in John Wick, NBC’s The Blacklist, Blindspot, Law and Order: SVU and CBS’s Person of Interest. In 2015 he wrote, directed and acted in Standing Eight – a film about a professional boxer who must contend with life outside of the ring after being diagnosed with systemic lupus. This is the third time Kazy is reprising his role as Fritz Weber in When Yellow Were the Stars on Earth.

HermanMatt McAllister
Matt is a journeyman actor of the New York theater scene. He was a theater minor at Ohio Wesleyan University, and studied at HB Studios. Some of his favorite theater roles include Mr Hodges, Josh in That is how I left, Talking Dog in An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein and Graham in Dead Lunch. Other productions in which he took part include – Moll, Living Quarters, Juno and The Paecock, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Hunter Gatherer’s, 36-24-36, and Self. He is thrilled to return for Yellow Stars, now in its third inception, to play the part of Herman, the role that he loves and created.

Hans Luke Bond
has performed at The Cortland Repertory Theater (Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily), The Secret Theater (The Shape of Things), The Playroom Theater (Much Ado About Nothing), The Point Theater (Research Subjects), The Heights Players (The Long Christmas Dinner, The Agreement), The St. Jean Players (The Diary of Ann Frank), The Hudson Guild Theater, (When Yellow Were the Stars on the Earth), The Ritz Company Playhouse (The Drowsy Chaperone, High School Reunion, Clever Dick), and many others. He has made appearances on TV shows such as Girl Code, Mysteries of the Castle (Recurring), and CNN’s The Hunt with John Walsh. He trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan.

Joseph Jan Potter

Ian Potter was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance from West Chester University. After college Ian worked for five years at Gamut Classic Theatre/Harrisburg Shakespeare Company as their Scenic Designer/Carpenter/Painter/ and Core Company Actor. During his time with the company he played such roles as: Puck, (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mercutio, (Romeo & Juliet), Hamlet (Hamlet), among others. Since moving to New York in September 2015 Ian has been fully involved in Film scene starring in such films as: Sins of Excess, Max’s Dark Secret, Interrogation, and Friday Night Dead. He is also currently involved in a filmed stage production of the original play The Tragic Circumstances of 1948.

Patrick Bakalli

Light/Sound tech Patrick Bakalli

Patrick Bakalli has been a lighting and sound design technician for more than 15 years. Before joining Cabrini Repertory Theater as Audio and Visual Director, he ran the A/V department for AIDS non-profit The One Foundation, which utilized Patrick’s skills for staged performances, both in & out of doors. He has designed projections & run tech over 100 plays, increasing each show’s ability to run smoothly and look as stylishly beautiful as possible.

 

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Executive Producer Devin Nelson

Devin Nelson is an artist hailing from Long Island with a background in theatre and dance. After receiving her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College, she went on to be a brand ambassador for the experiential theatrical marketing company TheatreMAMA. She most recently celebrated her playwriting debut with the premiere of “The Rare Upper Hand” at the Davenport Theatre. She currently resides in Astoria.