RAY XIFO* as Richard Neutra
Selected NY theatre credits: Broadway City of Angels, Lincoln Center The Three Penny Opera & The Tempest, Roundabout Theatre Black Comedy, The Joe Papp Public Theatre My Uncle Sam. He has performed at many regional theatres, among them, The Guthrie in Minneapolis, The Alliance in Atlanta, and Cincinnati Playhouse. Selected feature film credits: Oceans 13, The Island, Fallen, Angie and most recently Hello – My Name Is Frank. Ray is a 15 year member of Ensemble Studio Theatre in LA. His most recent LA theatre credit was Luigi, an Inkwell Theatre production at the VS. Theatre in which he played the title role. TV: Guest starred on Law & Order LA, Becker, Star Trek, Touched by an Angel, Total Security, Star Gate.
John Nielsen as Rudolph Schindler
Mr. Nielsen has performed throughout Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. He was last seen onstage in Cages at the Matrix Theatre. Previously to that he performed in EST/LA’s inaugural production at their new Atwater Village home in Nicholas Kazan’s Mlle. God. He also performed with them in The Idea Man. Other LA theatre includes Christmas In Chechnya at Company Of Angels, Lapin and Lapinova at The Greenway Court Theatre, and The Lisbon Traviata at West Coast Ensemble, for which he received a Garland Award.
Mr. Nielsen has acted in over twenty films, including the recently completed leads in the indie horror feature Awakened, and family drama Sweet Old World. Other films include Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter and Flags Of Our Fathers, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Case 219, End Of Days and Deep Dark. Numerous TV guest spots include The Blacklist, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, Las Vegas, Third Watch, and Ghost Whisperer, as well as recurring roles on Kings, and NYPD Blue. He was a series regular on Nickelodeon’s acclaimed The Secret World Of Alex Mack.
Mr. Nielsen also has the distinction of being evicted from his Rudolph Schindler designed Sachs Apartments home of twenty years by their new owners claiming “Owner Occupancy.”
Heather Robinson* as Nurse Emma Rothstein
As a member of EST/LA she appeared in Doesn’t Anyone Know What a Pancreas Is?, Mlle. God, and The Last Seder. She has also previously worked extensively with EST in New York. She appeared in Theatre Tribe’s The Sleeper and Heralds and the workshop production of her two short plays Two Virgins in Togas… and Imagining Amelia. She has appeared in the independent films “American Desi”, “Mothers inTuition”, “A Second of Pleasure”, “Slice”, “Nemeses Bird” and many others. Heather is very proud of her short film Boyfriend and webseries The Half-Assed Homemaker.
Tom Lazarus, Playwright
Tom Lazarus’s first career was in entertainment advertising, where he created advertising for the major motion picture studios. He also designed album covers and was nominated for a Grammy.
His second career was writing, directing and producing educational and business films. He won more than two dozen international film festival honors including Best Educational Film of the Year at the San Francisco Film Festival.
Then, Mr. Lazarus started writing for television, writing seven Movies of the Week and working as a staff writer/producer for nine network series.
His feature credits include #1 film in America upon its release STIGMATA. He has had nine feature films made from his original screenplays.
Tom Lazarus has directed five feature films and wrote, directed and executive produced five seasons of a cable TV hit 7 LIVES XPOSED.
He has published three books on screenwriting.
Mr. Lazarus is teaching ADVANCED SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP at UCLA Extension, Writers Program and has worked with writers around the world as a Script Consultant.
Tom recently wrote and directed the sold out theatre pieces STEVIE STERN as KICK ASS MARY and STEVIE STERN as JEWEL PARKER. A new production STEVIE STERN as MIDNIGHT is in pre-production.
A member of the Playwrights Unit at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Los Angeles, Mr. Lazarus is thrilled at having the world premiere of THE PRINCES OF KINGS ROAD at the Neutra Institute and Museum.
* – Member of Actors’ Equity Association The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States