Ernesto Altamirano (Peter) has appeared on stage in George Kaufman's Beggar on Horseback, Corpus Christi, Shadow Boy, 2001 Fringe's Dead End as well as appearing in and choreographing Jonny McGovern's Dirty Stuff.  He thanks everyone for coming out to see the show and hopes you all have a good time. 

Daryl Crittenden (Danny) came to NYC from small town Alabama and started acting at age 16.  Before that he was just weird.  In college, he was very involved in the theatre department, appearing in over 16 university plays, working tech for 30 shows and being cast in two professional companies. Daryl graduated from the University of North Alabama with a B.S. in Theatre in July of 2003 and moved to NYC New Year’s Eve that same year. His favorite roles are Dr. Caius in Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry in Thornton Wilder’s Skin of Our Teeth, and Hal in David Auburn’s Proof. He is both amazed and honored to be working with the New Cockpit Ensemble and would like to thank Frank and the cast for this wonderful introduction into the New York Theatre World.

Elizabeth Gee (Madeline) New York: Oedipus Rex (Second Messenger), Hamlet (Gertrude) and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Julia) with GenesisRep; Ring Round the Moon (the Mother) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hyppolita) directed by Paul Eiseman; Ed Musto’s For All The Rude People, Louder Than Words, Separate Flights and Armistice; Maggie’s Daughters (American Playwrights Theatre; Jay Michaels, Director); Easter and Bulgakov’s Bliss (Project III Ensemble); An Inconvenient Woman and John Esche’s You’d Be Surprised! Film and TV credits include Kevin Segalla's Thanks, Ed, Yonatan Regeur's So It Goes, The Reception and Lou Berger's Show on the Road.  BA in Theatre, Specialist in Acting--UW-Madison; graduate of Circle in the Square Professional Workshop; private study with Paul Eiseman, John Anthony and Tony Greco.  Member: GenesisRep Ensemble.

Gus Ibranyi (Brad, Benji) is proud to be making his stage debut with the New Cockpit Ensemble. With the NCE he has participated in readings of Unhinging, Iris, Lexy, Screw the Cow, 3 Cains, and M4M4NOW. He was last seen onstage in The Rehearsal with Theater Studios Incorporated's Playtime Series. Elsewhere he has performed in The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Waverly Gallery, Side Man, As Bees in Honey Drown and Barefoot in the Park, among others. Look for Gus as Benji in the upcoming production of M4M4NOW. Thanks to Gerard for all of his support.

Wind Klaison (Mutant) This is Wind's second Cockpit production.

Marie Lazzaro (Resa, Sharon) Having just completed the two year conservatory workshop at Circle in the Square Theatre School, this marks Marie’s New York stage debut. Prior to moving to New York, she studied acting at Emerson College in Boston, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and the University of Houston, where she finally graduated with a degree in acting as well as European medieval history with a concentration in dramaturgy. Some of her earlier roles include Suzanne in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Ann in All My Sons, Chris Gorman in Rumors as well as Lady Macbeth.  Marie is also an aspiring playwright and hopes to launch her first production, The Long Sheet, in late fall. --Ti amo, la mia famiglia.-- 

Justin D. Quackenbush (Matt, Tory, Director) goes down with the Cockpit, having performed in workshops of FJA’s M4M4NOW (Tory) and Unhinging (Andy). New York: Carson Jones’ Rebecca’s Caffeinated Romance in the Key of Molly Ringwald (Randy). Regional: Chicago (Harry), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), Singin’ in the Rain and Jekyll & Hyde.

Daniel Stessen (Survivor #1, Mysterious Man) is a graduate of the National Theater Institute (CT). As well asperforming spoken word poetry at various venues across the city, his favorite roles include Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Kevin in David Mamet's All Men are Whores. He would like to thank high fives in public. Please visit

Brian Townes (Survivor #2, Tom, Director) is thrilled to once again be working with the New Cockpit Ensemble. He appeared in About Christine and Lexy as well as Michael’s #1 Fan. Other NYC credits include: work at the Neighborhood Playhouse, the Abington Theatre, Co., Playwright’s Horizons and on ABC’s ALL MY CHILDREN.

Frank J. Avella (Author/Director) NY stage: wrote & directed About Christine, Lexy, Michael’s #1 Fan, Unhinging and 3 Cains as well as segments of the anthology evening: Screams from the Cockpit. Other full-length plays include: Iris; Greener; the upcoming chatroom play, M4M4NOW and the Hollywood satire, Screw the Cow. Screenplays: 3 of 10, Landslide and the screen adaptation of Unhinging. B.A. in English, Minor: Theater & Journalism: SHU. M.A. in Cinema Studies: NYU. Frank reviews films on the radio for Talkin’ Pets. ( He is proud of the titanically talented Turbulence team. Thanx to HVK for his unending support.

Jody C. Ratti (Lighting Design) is a graduate of Lock Haven University with degrees in Technical Theatre and Literature.  A NJ native, this is his 2nd New Cockpit production. Design work includes: Crazy for You, The Music Man, Romeo and Juliet, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Annie, Same Time, Next Year, and Catch Me if You Can.  Many thanks to his family, friends and such.