Mission

Chromolume Theatre’s name comes from the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical, Sunday in the Park with George, about an artist struggling to make art meaningful in 19th Century France. Chromolume Theatre was founded by two struggling artists in 2003 with its primary mission to present the American musical on an intimate level in an entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying way. With growth and change, Chromolume Theatre’s mission has evolved with a new dedication to presenting Broadway’s forgotten gems and off-Broadway’s undiscovered treasured, and shining a light on productions that deserve a second look. Chromolume Theatre also provides opportunity for artists to shine who have not had such an opportunity in the past, as well as a dedication to diverse and multi-cultural casts and crews.

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Dirty Laundry

By Jorge Albertella

January 23 – February 29, 2004
hudson theatres

Stan has a beautiful wife. Stan owns his own laundry business. Stan and his wife are planning to go away for the holiday season. So what is Stan doing in his office with a naked customer?

 

Well, for once in his life, Stan realizes what he needs to be truly happy. A way to live free, to air out all his dirty laundry, to be himself. Because Stan just discovered something he’s been hiding about himself for 50 years.

 

There’s only one problem: his laundry worker, Ari, just discovered it, too. Now Ari’s giving Stan a run for his money. And Stan has to find a way to tell his wife before Ari does — or let the little twerp spoil their holiday.

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Mark Ian Sklar, Stan

 

Marc Ian Sklar got his start at the tender age of 5 when during a variety show at summer camp; he did a rendition of “I’m a Little Teapot” to thunderous applause. After that, the precocious tot was hooked. As an adult, he has appeared on stage as Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Buddha in the LA premiere of Pantheon, Abner Dillon in 42nd Street, co-wrote book, lyrics and co-starred in the LA premiere of Miss Desmond Behind Bars at the Court Theater, and played the Poet – Lucullus in Timon of Athens. His TV credits include, Unsolved MysteriesThe Pretender, a season and half on Nurses as the Orderly and LA Law. Let us not forget about his film credits: Air Force OneRobin Hood – Men in TightsMr. Saturday NightChaplinNewsies and a few more.

 

Ruben Dario, Ari

 

Ruben Dario has been acting almost his entire life. Born in Fullerton, California, Ruben got a taste for the showbiz bug starring as Joseph in his first grade Christmas play. From there he did several community theatre plays like Alice in Wonderland and Grease. He was a member of The Arden Shakespeare Festival Players at Idaho State University and played the role of Snout in a Midsummer Nights Dream and Oswald in King Lear. He also studied under Charles Marrowitz and Ashley Carr at Cal State Long Beach and performed with the University Players. Some of his favorite roles were a Mexican runaway in the play De Donde? and in evil French marquis in A Tale of Two Cities. Other favorite roles were Traino in Taming of the Shrew at the Little Fish Theater and Todd Cartmell in Life and Limb at the Interact Theater. Currently, Ruben is part of The Second City Conservatory and has had the honor to work with Holly Wortell, Bill Applebaum, David Razowsky and Amy Seeley. He is also in the improv group The Human Exhibit which performs at The Second City weekly.

Lee Anne Moore, Donna

 

Did you see Lee Anne at International City Theatre in Doris Baizley’s A Christmas Carol, in December? She was the one with the disproportionately large, detachable ass, pratfalling amidst spiritual puppetry and circus stunts. (And she wonders why this town won’t take her seriously as an actor.) But we can assure you, Lee Anne actually has a pretty decent resume: She’s classically trained, getting a nice little start in film, and is born for television. By the way, she’s currently seeking commercial and theatrical representation. Check her out at http://www.nowcasting.com/leeannemoore.

Paul Luongo, Mario

 

Theatre credits: Forum at the Bayway Arts Center New York, Second Time Around Bayway Arts Center New York, Bleecker Street Studio Theatre New York and most recently The Soapranos with the New York Dinner Theatre. Film: School of RockElfTwo Weeks Notice and The Perfect Score. TV: Sex and the CitySopranosThird Watch and Law and Order SVU. Paul is making his Hollywood stage debut with Dirty Laundry and would like to thank the cast and production crew for making him feel at home. Paul is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and is currently seeking representation.

Steven Benson, Director

 

Recent directing credits include the award winning productions of Poe!70 Dollars To A Bus Ride HomeCloser Than EverA Gay Christmas Carol, and the Los Angeles premieres of Bed, Boys & Beyond and The Crumple Zone (which each ran 4 1/2 months). Steven is also on the Board of Directors for Theatre Neo where he has directed numerous productions, most recently an extended run of the Ovation Award winning Clare Boothe Luce classic The Women. Steven also had the wonderful opportunity this past fall to go to Seattle and re-direct The Crumple Zone. The recipient of numerous awards and nominations, Steven holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre from the University of California, Irvine.

 

Matthew Scarpino, Scenic Design

 

Matthew has worked as a Scenic Designer, Technical Director, Scenic Design Consultant, Trade Show Designer, and Stage Manager. His scenic design credits include The WomenComing Attractions, and Honey I’m Home at the Hudson Avenue Theatre, the Comedy Central New Work Space at the Hudson Backstage Theatre, Alfie at the MET Theatre, Abstract ExpressionReunion, and Gangster Planet at the Egyptian Arena Theatre. A two time Kennedy Center Award winning scenic design finalist for Oklahoma and Twelfth Night, Matthew holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in the area of Scenic Design and Technical Direction from California State University, Fullerton.

Megan Foster Miller, Costume Design

 

In her debut with Chromolume Theatre Company, she brings with her a wide body of design experience ranging from Shakespeare to Tom Stoppard. Megan has designed extensively in Los Angeles and her scenic design for the original play Grasmere could recently be seen at The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. She divides her time between theatre design and creative costuming for Disney.

Ron Wyand, Sound Design


Ron’s sound designs can be heard throughout Southern California. His recent designs include: Lee MillerThe Angel and the Fiend for the J. Paul Getty Museum; Newport Theater Arts Center’s production of Camping with Tom and HenryThe Women at the Hudson Avenue Theater; Quilters and Cabaret for the Huntington Beach Playhouse; The Crumple Zone in Los Angeles and Seattle for Dad ‘n’ Pop Productions, The Price for A Noise Within; The Rose Tattoo at Long Beach Playhouse and Ernest In Love at the Fremont Center Theater. Ron has received numerous design awards including a Backstage West Garland Award for The Interact Theater’s production of The Cherry Orchard. He is the resident Sound Designer at the Long Beach Playhouse, a member of the Production Staff at A Noise Within and is an Audio Engineer at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center’s James Armstrong Theater.

Aaron Gregory, Scenic Artist/Prop Master

 

Aaron has worked in Visual Merchandising, styling and designing windows for Nordstrom South Coast Plaza, Nordstrom Topanga Canyon, and Nieman Marcus Beverly Hills. For the past two years he has worked as a lead scenic artist and associate scenic designer in Los Angeles Theatre. Recent projects include Sockmuffin the Elf at The Globe Theatre, The Women at the Hudson Ave Theatre, Paloma at the Hudson Backstage Theatre, and Alfie at the Met Theatre. A Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement Award winner for Scenic Painting, Aaron received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in the area of Painting and Drawing from California State University, Fullerton.

Sean Beebe, Lighting Design

 

Sean is a career technician with focus in sound, lighting, and rigging. He has worked such shows as Sweet Charity, Cabaret, La Cage Aux Folles, It’s Christmas Snoopy!, and Grease. He has also worked such events as Lollapalooza, the LA auto show, The Taste of Newport, and various NCCJ events. He currently lives in Anaheim and commutes to wherever the work takes him. His hobbies include music and Renaissance faire.

Inga Agrest, Stage Manager

 

Inga graduated from the University of South Carolina with M.M. in Opera/Theatre Directing in 2002. During her graduate studies she served as assistant director for the Studio Lirico production of La Indfidelta Fidele in Italy; and as assistant director and stage manager for Dido and AeneasSour Angelica and Gianni Schicchi productions at USC. She has also directed the production of Boyarinya Vera Sheloga. Inga recently moved to Los Angeles and worked as a stage manager for the LA Jewish Theatre production of Eva Peron and the Fourth Reich. Dirty Laundry marks her debut with Chromolume Theatre Company.

George Albertella, Author

 

Albertella, an award winning novelist, has a Ph.D. in Psychology & studied film, TV & theatre at UCLA & Loyola University. He is one of the founders and the Artistic Director of the L.A. Jewish Theatre, the Performing Arts Chair of Partners of the Americas, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Washington, D. C. that develops programs throughout Latin America. His plays have been produced locally and internationally.