Leslie began her career in the theater, writing and starring in her first play, LOVE OF A PIG, (published by Samuel French, Inc.), which enjoyed an extended run at Theatre West in Los Angeles and a spot in The Dublin Theatre Festival, and her second play, IMPACT THIS!, which received Critic’s Choice from seven papers, including the LA Times. She went on to write for such TV shows as NewsRadio, Mad About You, Naked Truth, and Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she received an EMMY, and wrote and sold her first spec feature PENELOPE, featuring Reese Witherspoon, who also produced, and starring Christina Ricci, James MacAvoy, and Peter Dinklage. She received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Boston University’s School for the Arts, where she also studied playwrighting with Derek Walcott, and continued her education at the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in LA. She is thrilled to be back in NY, where she is developing a new musical, and where she developed the script for One Woman Gone Wrong at Karl Bury Studios.
MATTHEW SCANLON (ACTOR) Film: Upcoming: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers with Jessica Chastain (Dir. Ned Benson) Django (2015) Blake (Dir. Brendan Sexton III) and Talk Man. Television: Law and Order(NBC) 24(FOX). Theatre: Ivanov(Miscreant Theatre) Slavs (Fordham University) BA Fordham University. Studies acting with Karl Bury.
MOLLY LOGAN CHASE (ACTRESS) Recent credits include Good Luck in Farsi (written & directed by Neil LaBute) at 59E59 Theatre & Special Delivery (part of the TimeWave Festival). She is an actor/producer of SHORTS: a happening (www.shortsahappening.weebly.com) Other credits include Proof (Claire), Crimes of the Heart (Chick), & the National Tour of CATS. BA from Indiana University. Molly Logan Chase is a longtime student of Karl Bury/Larry Moss.
RUTANYA ALDA (ACTRESS) Rutanya Alda has appeared in 90 feature films, but is primarily known for starring roles in the cult films Mommie Dearest, Amityville 2, and The Deer Hunter. She has done guest stars on dozens of T.V. shows and recently appeared on stage at Theatre 54 in The Portrait, and on Theatre Row in Murder at Howard Johnsons. She is mother to actor Jeremy Bright.
LINDA GLICK (ACTRESS) LINDA GLICK is an award winning actress and singer whose recent credits include: "Too Big To Fail", (Nancy Pelosi), HBO; "W.E.", Dir. Madonna, "The Lyons" (Rita Lyons), 2 Regional productions, "Funny Girl" (Mrs. Brice), "The Spitfire Grill", (Hannah) and numerous Concerts, Cabarets and One-Woman Shows. Independent Films, Shorts. Grateful for training with Karl Bury, Larry Moss, Patsy Rodenburg. Voice, Vocal Production coach. So happy to be part of this wonderful collaboration. (AEA, SAG-AFTRA).
KARL BURY(DIRECTOR) As a director in NYC: Rosemary with Ginger (Arclight Theatre), Off The Desk, Barrow Group Theatre, various readings and workshop productions. As an actor, Karl has appeared on Broadway opposite Frank Langella in MATCH (Schoenfeld Theatre). Regional credits include: PARADISE LOST (A.R.T), AWAKE AND SING! as “Moe” (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), The Rose Tattoo (Hudson Guild Theatre), AWAKE AND SING! as “Ralph” (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble) and many productions with the award winning, LA based theatre company Circle X. His television work includes: Two seasons as Alex Byrne on Showtime’s BROTHERHOOD, THE KNICK directed by Steven Soderbergh,UNFORGETTABLE, WHITE COLLAR, LAW AND ORDER:CRIMINAL INTENT, 3 LBS, THE SOPRANOS, THE PRACTICE, JUDGING AMY, among others. Film work includes: SUGAR, PRIDE AND GLORY, DUPLICITY, STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING, WE OWN THE NIGHT, and THE MAJESTIC, among others. Karl received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program under Jack Clay. He continues to study with Larry Moss. In 2008, Karl started his own acting studio, The Karl Bury Studio. For more information check out: thekarlburystudio.com.