A fearless, formidable actor and model.
She has performed in numerous plays, films, and commercials including Jake Huntsinger’s The Arrangement with Eric Roberts. She played the lead in both "A Great Looking Boat" (Mel Williams, Producer's Club Theatres, June 2016) and "The Breast Dialogues" (Karen Smith, The Painted Bride Art Center, November2015). She has studied acting at Playhouse West Philadelphia and
Michael Howard Studios (NYCity).
(aka Wharton Track)
An American actor, producer, singer/ songwriter, technician who’s worked with Dennis Moritz for the past twenty years. Wharton has worked around the world as an actor and musician. He has performed in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and Dennis Moritz’s Uncle which was performed in New York City, Philadelphia, LA, and New Zealand. Wharton recently released a twelve-song record of Americana with the song "Men Among Men" being featured in Ron Perlman’s movie, The Last Victim.
A talented actress with a background in theatre and comedy improvisation. In her youth, she enjoyed such iconic roles as Beatrice (in Much Ado About Nothing), Lady Capulet (in Romeo and Juliet), and Lady Macbeth (in Macbeth). But her training extends far beyond the classics. She stole the show as the Baroness Schrader (in The Sound of Music) and was a shamelessly singing (off-key) landlady in Michael Gene Sullivan’s adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. She has been part of the N1Theatre project since 2019.
A writer of / producer of / actor in commercially non-viable plays that are subversive and sublime. She was taught acting by Esther Brandice who would yell, "Get the fuck off the stage!" when she thought an actor was playing it too safe. She studied masks with Per Brahe at the Actors Center and Shakespeare with John Basil at the American Globe. She lives in Mount Airy with her husband and her little son.
Dennis Moritz has written over thirty works that have received professional productions. He has been a member of the New Works Project at BACA Downtown and The Joseph Papp Public Theater. He earned an MFA in Playwriting at Temple University.
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Robert Craig Baum brings over two decades of experience as a writer, producer, dramaturg, director, and stage/screen development executive producer. Robert has collaborated with Dennis Moritz since December 2011 when they co-founded N1Theatre in Vermont, NYCity, and Philly.
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from Robert Craig Baum (9/14/2023)
N1 really started to unfold Spring 2000 in the Twin Cities where I began my dramaturg, producer, and director work at The Playwright’s Center and Penumbra Theatre.
I selected Dennis’ collection Something To Hold On To (“Uncle” and “Blues in a Buick”) out of about a hundred manuscripts and published submissions. Apparently, my six colleagues disagreed; I was outnumbered. In hindsight, I should’ve locked the door and demanded a full reading by the team. Not to force his acceptance per se; but to stage a mental health check for me, for him: are we reading the same playwright? Are we picking up on ANY of the same histories and dramaturgies and extremely prevalent no holds barred European and
American alternative theatre tactics? Did you even read his plays?
You see, a year earlier I was commanded by my mentor (the late Laurie Carlos) to read Something To Hold On To. According to Laurie (I immediately agreed): “This is where it all came together in New York [BACA Downtown performances].” She spoke these words as we exited a very difficult (multiethnic and controversial) rehearsal of (the late) ntozake shange’s for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf.
For Laurie, for me, Dennis’ work represents a source code for a kind of kinetic, character-driven (or individuated), utterly unique dramaturgy that at once pulls forward avant-garde theatre history (especially Artaud, Strindberg, and Beckett) and crosses into racial, class, ethnic, gender, and New Americanist territory without ever for a second making pronouncements,
unlike so much theatre then and now.
“Do the work,” she told us over bagels and lox and fresh orange juice at Dennis’ apartment on Grand and Essex back in April 2013 and again in September 2015.
And that’s pretty much what we've been doing since 2011: the work.