Who We Are
Artists in Residence
Bruce BartonBruce Barton appeared as Captain De Treville in
the world premiere of The Three Musketeers which was part of
Hudson Warehouse's 2013 10th Anniversary Season. He also appeared as
the Archbishop of York in Richard III , Cardinal Pandulph in
King John and as Leontes in The Winter's Tale .
He has also appeared in New York City with the Blue Coyote
Theater Group, Gorilla Rep, Jean Cocteau Rep, Judith Shakespeare
Company, The Workshop Theater, The Supporting Characters, The
Mettawee River Company and Theatre for the New City, as well as with a
variety of regional theaters.
Deborah K BjornstiDeborah has most recently been seen onstage in Turn To Flesh's "Beyond the Inge nue" festival, performing as Grendel's Mother in He was a good king by Char lotte Lang-Bush. This is her third Hudson Warehouse show. She has previ ously been seen in Lysisarah , and The Three Mus keteers: Twenty Years Later . Deborah would like to thank Hudson Warehouse and her friends and family for their support!
David Palmer BrownDavid took on the title role of King Lear as part of Hudson Warehouse's 10 th Anniversary Season. He first appeared with the Warehouse as Polonius in the 2009 production of Hamlet . Since then he has appeared as De Guiche in Cyrano , Lord Capulet in Romeo & Juliet , Sorin in The Seagull and Baptista Minola in The Taming of the Shrew . Also in New York, he has been seen as Sir George Crofts in Boo Arts' production of Mrs. Warren's Profession , Frank Elgin in The Country Girl at The New Actors' Workshop, Thomas Becket in Theatre St. John's production of Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral , and Trigorin in One Chair Productions No Weddings or Funerals at the End . He recently played the five male roles in the British Theater Guides 5-Star Rated production of Breaking the Silence at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Regionally David has appeared in the title role in Dracula , with The National Players, Max Dupree in Knuckle with the Source Theatre, Agamemnon in Orestes' Trial with the Washington Shakespeare Theatre and Branch Rickey in The Most Valuable Player with The Kennedy Center Theatre for Young People. He is also a member of The Workshop Theater, where he has played Arthur in Sunday Afternoon , Richard Grayson in Moonlight & Love Songs , and the Son in The Antique Shoppe . David has years of experience in stage combat, with rapier, rapier and dagger, small and broad sword.
David has directed and also taught acting working primarily with high school and junior high school students and hopes to do more of that anon. David received his MFA from Catholic University.
Bryan BrykBryan most recently played Albert in our August 2021 production of The Count of Monte Cristo . He also played Costard in the company's Love's Labor's Lost in July 2021. Bryan has performed in several Shakespeare productions around the city including Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Stage & Lion Theatre Company), Quince in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Queen's Shakespeare). He's a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater. Bryan can be seen weekly online as a member of the improv group "Quest For The Missing Scripts."
Patrina CaruanaPatrina first appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Nell in the 2012 production of Comedy Of Errors . She returned in 2014 to play Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest . This year she was a part of the Hudson Warehouse's "Many Faces of Love" Valentine's Day Monologue Festival. Most recently she appeared in Georgia Makes a Scene directed by Susane ee as part of the 365 Women NYC One Act Festival at the Sheen Center.
Patrina grew up in Westfield, New Jersey and graduated with honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama and a minor in history. She received additional classical theater training at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and performed ith Manhattan Shakespeare Project (all female Henry V ) and Holmdel Theater ompany (Hermia in Midsummer ). She is passionate about theater for young udiences and was featured in the 2012 and 2013 New York Children's Theater Festivals. She was also featured in season three of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire."
Patrina recently returned to NYC after two national tours with Artspower. She has now performed professionally in 27 states and hopes to visit all 50 before she turns 30. She is also a singer and some her favorite musical theater roles include Ado Annie in Oklahoma! , Sue Snell in Carrie: The musical , and Thea in Spring Awakening . She would like to thank Susane Lee and icholas Martin-Smith for the incredible opportunity to call this theater company home.
Emily Sarah CohnEmily Sarah Cohn originally from Florida, has been living in New York for the past few years. Her roles with Hudson Warehouse are Molly Molloy in His Girl Friday , Kitty in The Three Musketeers , Chea in Trojan Women , and Cordelia in Hamlet . She performed in Trojan Women at the Bronx Jail with the Warehouse. She has also performed in Hudson Warehouse's Valentine's Day Monologue Festivals. Other Favorite roles include Company in The Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed Opera House) and Sheila in HAIR (Andrews Living Arts), Emily received her BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School and has also completed both the Sketch and Improv programs at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Karen CollazzoKaren Collazzo made her debut with Hudson Warehouse as Ann Smoulder in Lysisarah: "Let's Make America Great Again!" . She then had the opportunity to play Hildy Johnson in His Girl Friday with Hudson Warehouse, in one of her favorite roles and it was an Amazing experience she will always treasure. Since then, she has appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Milady de Winter in The D'Artagnan Romances: Part 1 The Three Musketeers , Elise in Trojan Women , Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later and most recently as Player Queen in Hamlet .
Regionally, Karen has appeared in a variety of productions such as Theresa in Circle Mirror Transformation , Caroline in Something Cloudy, Something Clear , Kate in Taming of the Shrew , Katherine in Henry V and Bobbi Michele in Last of the Red Hot Lovers .
Tom DemenkoffMr. Demenkoff wrote the adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull which he directed for Hudson Warehouse's 2011 season, he also served as the Assistant Director and Musical Director for the Warehouse's 2010 production of Cyrano . Mr. Demenkoff has appeared twice with Hudson Warehouse, as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream and in the title role of Macbeth .
A graduate of Ithaca College, Mr. Demenkoff debuted in NYC with the original Broadway productions of both Godspell and Grease and has worked as an actor in over 100 productions regionally as well as in New York and Los Angeles. Television and film credits include: "General Hospital," "Law & Order," "Fantasy Island," "Eight is Enough," "Ed," "100 Centre Street," and, of course, the Troma cult classic "Surf Nazis Must Die." He directed Romeo and Juliet for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, won regional honors for A Few Good Men , 1776 and Equus ; and received three international film festival awards for his documentary "The Children of Izieu," which aired on PBS.
Mr. Demenkoff helps spearhead the Education and Outreach program of Hudson Warehouse. He is the Director of Outreach for the Stella Adler Acting Studio which has programs in both New York City, Los Angeles as well as Vieques, Puerto Rico. He served as the Artistic Director of PossibleArts Theatre Project, creating interdisciplinary playwriting and performance workshops for schools, correctional facilities and therapeutic communities. He has also taught at The Apollo Theater, LaGuardia High School and has served as the Artistic Director for arts programming at Harlem's A. Philip Randolph Campus School.
Nick DeVitaNick DeVita made his Hudson Warehouse debut as Malcolm in the 2007 production of Macbeth . Since then Nick has appeared in other Warehouse productions such as Much Ado About Nothing , The Tempest , A Mid-Summer Night's Dream , Trojan Women , Cyrano , and Romeo & Juliet .
Mr. DeVita has also worked with The Williamstown Theater Festival under the artistic direction of Roger Reese in their 2006 season in their productions of Romeo & Juliet as well as the original workshop production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson .
Mr. DeVita can be seen in a recurring role in Playstation 3's "It Only Does Everything" commercial series with Playstation spokesperson Kevin Butler as well as Best Buy and Geek Squad's on-line and television ad campaigns. Mr. DeVita has studied at the American Musical Dramatic Academy as well as the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City.
Ron HatcherRon Hatcher hails from Montgomery County, MD where he was first bitten by the theater bug. His first onstage role was the Cowardly Lion in Westland Middle School's production of The Wizard of OZ .
His dream of working as a writer-director in TV and film brought him to the world of entertainment technology in NYC where he met the men and women who make Hudson Warehouse the home for artists that it is. He eventually served as Stage Manager for Hudson Warehouse's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged , and Lysisarah: Let's Make America Great Again! He performed on-stage in Vietnam: Soldiers Tell Their Stories 40 Years Later , and the UWS Community Read of James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain , and His Girl Friday where he played journalist Jim. Meanwhile his TV credits include behind the scenes work on various television programs for the Science Channel, Netflix and HBO's "VINYL."
Ron is a graduate of CUNY New City College of Technology and UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television Professional Program in Screenwriting. He freelances as a multimedia technician for various organizations including corporate events, concerts, film festivals and experimental theater companies. Ron has extensive marketing experience and has also studied film in Japan. Ron is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Roxann KraemerRoxann Kraemer first had the privilege of appearing with Hudson Warehouse in the role of Arkadina in their 2011 production of The Seagull . She has since then appeared with Hudson Warehouse as Queen Elizabeth in Richard III , Kent in King Lear , Decius Brutus in Julius Caesar, Escalus in Measure for Measure , Paulina in The Winter's Tale , Mrs. Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer , Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing , Leontine in The Triumph of Love , Hecuba in Trojan Women and Nurse in Romeo and Juliet . Ms. Kraemer has also appeared in a number of staged readings for Hudson Warehouse's acclaimed W.A.G.G and Shakespeare in the Bar series.
Ms. Kraemer grew up in the small town of Plain, Wisconsin - population 688. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin School of Music in Madison. Ms. Kraemer was also a member of the acting program at Circle-in-the-Square in New York City.
While pursuing her degrees at the University of Wisconsin School of Music, Ms. Kraemer appeared in a number of productions in the area including The Fantasticks , Celebration , The Threepenny Opera , Godspell , Ardele and The Matchmaker . She also performed in a number of operas and toured in the University's opera outreach program in Così fan Tutte and Le Nozze di Figaro . While at the University, Ms. Kraemer was also selected to be an apprentice artist with the Des Moines Metro Opera, working with distinguished coaches and conductors and appearing in mainstage productions of Tosca , The Ballad of Baby Doe and Lucia di Lammermoor .
Ms. Kraemer's performances have allowed her to travel extensively throughout the United States. She has now appeared or travelled through all 50 states. Ms. Kraemer spent four years sailing the mighty waters of this great nation for the Delta Queen Steamboat Company where she performed in a vocal quartet and debuted her one woman show - Come Rain or Come Shine .
Ms. Kraemer spent a semester as an artist-in-residence at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia where she taught acting, voice, and additionally, coached and performed in their production of Nunsense . She has also worked as a teacher and coach for young actors at the Beginnings Workshop in New York.
In addition to roles performed with Hudson Warehouse, some of Ms. Kraemer's favorite roles include Pam in Baby , Sr. Mary Amnesia in Nunsense, Delphinia in Babes in Toyland , and Amanda in For Whom the Southern Bell Tolls . Ms. Kraemer has filmed several plays for PATV's award-winning playwright's series in Great Neck, NY, including "Blind Date" and the sequel, "Blind Date: What Happened". "Blind Date" won 1st Place in the Northeast Region Video Festival for Arts and Theater - Professional Division.
Ms. Kraemer is a member of Actor's Equity Association.
Nicholas Martin-SmithIt was his grandfather's cousin, playwright Edward Martyn, who along with W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory of Poole, founded Dublin's Abbey Theatre. Mr. Martin-Smith founded Hudson Warehouse in 2004 and served as its Artistic Director for 18 years. For Hudson Classical Theater Company he has directed, among other plays, Cyrano , Romeo and Juliet , the world premiere of a new adaptation of The Three Musketeers adapted by his long-time collaborator Susane Lee, as well as Julius Caesar , the HCTC's second indoor production in March 2014.
Mr. Martin-Smith has worked for years as an actor, having appeared as Egeon in the HCTC's Comedy of Errors as well as Lord Hastings in Richard III which he also directed. He also appeared in the title role of TITUS, co-directed with Jared Kirby. Most recently he appeared as Gerard de Villefort in HCTC' s world premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo , also adapted by Susane Lee. It was the fourth and final installment of "The Dumas Adventures," a four year project which began in 2017 with The Three Musketeers .
He was in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) which kicked off HCTC's 10th Anniversary Season. He then moved with the production indoors to kick off HCTC's first indoor production at Goddard Riverside's Bernie Wohl Center for the Arts. It was that year that HCTC received Goddard Riverside's ‘Good Neighbor Award' "In recognition of your extraordinary deeds in helping to build a better community."
He has appeared Off-Broadway as Frank Deluca in The Rise of Dorothy Hale at St. Luke's Theatre and as Harrison Brent in Perfect Crime at the Snapple Theatre Center. Also Off Broadway as Angelo in Measure for Measure (Soho Rep), Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Douglas Fairbanks) and as Antyphilus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Riverside Shakespeare Co.). He also appeared in New York as Claudius in Hamlet , the Duke of Cornwall in King Lear and as King Magnus in The Apple Cart , under the direction of David Scott, all at Theatre Ten-Ten. Other roles include Dr. Lvov in Ivanov at The Mint Theatre, Pentheus in Chuck Mee's adaptation of The Bacchae , and Lt. Charles in Renee Phillippi's adaptation of The Adding Machine at 78th Street Theatre Lab. Regionally he has appeared in The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing both at Boston's Publick Theatre, and as Konstantine in The Seagull at the A.R.T. in Cambridge. He also appeared as Franny in Balm in Gilead , John Polk in Am I Blue , and in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond , all at the Alley Theatre Company in Cambridge.
Television credits include, "Law & Order," "Another World," and "Spencer: For Hire." Film credits include "Picture Perfect," "Carlito's Way," "The Clothes Line" and "Boys Night Out." He received his B.F.A. from Tulane University and his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College where he was a graduate fellow. In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Mr. Martin-Smith has taught acting at Marymount Manhattan College, St. Francis College, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York City Department of Corrections, as well as at his own Actor's Salon. He is the recipient of the 'Monroe Lippman Founder's Award for Acting,' and a 'Best of Boston Award' for his performance in the title role of David Mamet's Edmond .
HCTC received a Proclamation from the City of New York from City Council Member Helen Rosenthal in Celebration of its 15th Anniversary Season and "For strengthening our community with vibrant, relevant and engaging outdoor theater for all."
Vince PhillipVince Phillip is a native Texan, born in Brownwood. As an Army Brat he travelled extensively through his youth and became heavily involved in theatre through the Creative & Performing Arts Branch of the Morale Support Activities Division of the military in Ft Carson, Colorado and the Berlin Brigade in Berlin, Germany. Upon his graduation from high school in Berlin, he attended The University of Texas at Austin where received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre.
Mr. Phillip then relocated to Dallas, Texas where, along with working freelance in theatre and film, accepted the position of company member and business manager for The Gryphon Players, a classical theatre company. Mr. Phillip later joined Actors Equity Association doing summer Shakespeare in Fort Worth and then packed up his '92 Harley-Davidson and moved to New York City.
Once in New York he accepted the position of company member and business manager for the theatre group TheatreRats, Inc. and held that position for four years. Mr. Phillip has since done numerous projects in theatre and independent film. For the Warehouse, Mr. Phillip has appeared as Le Bret in Cyrano and Montague in Romeo and Juliet in their summer 2010 productions.