The Actor's Project NYC


Bobby HolderBOBBY HOLDER, Artistic Director
Bobby is the Founder and the Artistic Director of The Actor's Project NYC. He has written, directed, performed, and produced many theatrical productions in NYC ranging from industry showcases to full-length orignial plays. He is also the author of OUT OF THE BLUE , A Unique Showcase Book of Hilarious Monologues, Clever Scenes, and Outlandish Sketch Comedy! which has assisted actors win acting competitions and features monologues which have been performed by Broadway Stars and TAPNYC Stars. Bobby graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from the University of West Florida and toured for five years as an actor with different theatre companies. He has appeared in commercials and several international independent films. His New York stage credits range from Fick in Balm and Gilead to Woodruff Gately in Private Wars. He has also written and performed for ABC's television morning show Daybuster's. Currently Bobby is directing industry showcases for The Actor’s Project NYC, writing another one-act for next season, and coaching performers in the business of acting.

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Renee IovineRENEE IOVINE, Company Manager
Renee Iovine was born in New York, raised in Connecticut but now is back where she belongs in NYC. She has been a part of The Actor's Project NYC since June 2007 as an actress, contributing writer and company manager. She began her acting career in elementary school where she is now the Assistant Director. She has 10 years of dance experience under her belt including Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet and Theatrical Performance and spent 3 years in the Lee Lund Dance Company. Onstage she was Janet, the Jersey Bride in "Scandal in Manhattan". She enjoyed every minute of being apart of The Sketch Comedy Troupe for 3 seasons and working with such an amazing group of actors!

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Ann BonnerANN BONNER, Assistant Artistic Director
Ann Bonner is an accomplished singer and actress in NYC. She has written and performed two sold-out, one-woman cabarets and is still writing more! She has performed in NYC at La Mama ETC, The Duplex, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, HERE Arts Center and The Abingdon Main Stage Theatre. Ann is also the lead singer of The Barksdale Jive, her home-grown, rock-insufed folk band. She has a BA in Theatre from Bucknell University and an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College.

Lindsey ZelliLINDSEY ZELLI, Industry Coordinator
Lindsey is currently one of the Industry Coordinators at The Actor's Project NYC where she assists TAPNYC members in selecting and targeting industry for their showcases. Lindsey is an established actress with credits across the board and in addition to being featured in TAPNYC's very popular Troupe 10 (Sketch-Comedy Troupe), she also played the lead in The Actor's Project NYC presentation of the original play SMALL TOWN SCANDAL IN THE BIG CITY by Bobby Holder. With a dual degree in acting and business, Lindsey has a strong background in performance and marketing. She is a professional celebrity makeup artist and Lindsey has experience working with a top NY casting agency.

Ben GrimaldiBEN GRIMALDI, Stage Manager
Originally from Rhode Island, Ben has trained at the award winning Barrow Group. He has been a member and contributing writer to The Actor's Project NYC since December 2008. He has participated in numerous TAPNYC showcases thru various seasons, including being a member of the Scene and Sketch Comedy Troupe, which was showcased in "Out Of The Blue" performed at the National Comedy Theatre.

Max RobkoffMAX ROBKOFF, Assistant Stage Manager
Max is a lifelong New Yorker. He was born and lived on the upper east side just before turning the ripe age of 2, when he moved and grew up in Westchester County. However Max missed the city and returned for his college education at Marymount Manhattan College where he got his B.A. in Psychology with minors in Drama Therapy and Forensic Psychology. Max has been a member of TAPNYC since November 2010 and loves working with everyone in the company. He can be seen performing in TAPNYC shows, industrial videos, commericals, and in the upcoming horror film, "Torture Chamber". Max is also the Artistic Coordinator and Executive Producer for his multimedia production company Angry Yeti Productions.

Jaime FernandezJAIME FERNANDEZ, Staff Writer
Jaime Fernandez's writing career began during his early stand-up comedy days in college. He then co-created the live comedy sketch group "Room 28", where he would write, direct and act in many of the sketches. His other writing credits include an official HBO New York International Latino Film Festival commercial and comedy web-series "Work Jerks" and "Ungirly". His most recent web series "Henry", which he stars and co-writes for, just got accepted to the 2013 New York Television Festival. Jaime's sketch "Hooter's Waiter" won The Actor's Project NYC Scene & Sketch-Comedy Challenge 2013! HIs current sketches can bee seen in TAPNYC Off Broadway Industry Showcases!

Contributing Writers:
Joshua Macuga, Mary Clemenson, Robert King, Craig Dourmashkin, J. Boyer, Lori Marra,
Jimmy Brooks Jr., Joe Naples, Jacob Mustain, Peter Sullivan, Grace Trull, Deborah Napier,
Matt Algozzini and Brett Epstein


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