White Rabbit, Red Rabbit actors

Chad Larabee
- Performing October 2

Acting credits include the films Follow & Order and Camp Forgotten. Off-Broadway directing credits include Dreyfus in Rehearsal and the world-premiere of POPart. Other NYC credits include Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island, Do Not Disturb and Molineaux. Chad directed the London premiere of Ain't We Got Fun. Select regional directing credits include Singin' in the Rain, Assassins, Big River and Violet. Chad is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Theatre where he has directed Antigone, The Crucible, In the Next Room and the world premiere of Great Expectation, which he also wrote. Chad is a proud graduate of The University of Iowa and Florida State University where he received is MFA in Directing. He is a member of SDC.

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Benita Zahn - Performing October 3

Benita has performed with Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Civic Players, Schenectady Light Opera Company, Park Playhouse, Fort Salem Theater and Theatre Voices.  She recently had a featured role in the independent movie Hobo Heysus.  She also does standup comedy and is part of The Singing Anchors performing Broadway, pop and standards.  Benita co-anchors NewsChannel 13 at 5pm & 6pm and is their health reporter covering issues including wellness, treatment breakthroughs, aging, nutrition and the latest health care trends. In addition, she co-produces and hosts "Health LINK" Thursday nights on WMHT.  Benita is an avid runner and is Honorary Chair for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Run.  She is also on the boards of Kelly's Cause, Building on Love which supports Ronald McDonald House and Park Playhouse.  Benita is a doctoral candidate at Albany Medical College/Alden March Bioethics Institute where she earned her master’s in bioethics.

Yvonne Perry - Performing October 4

Yvonne is pleased to be back in the Studio Theatre, where she performed while in Grad School and where she directed the UAlbany Theatre Dept. production of My First Time in 2011.She is an active freelance actress, director and educator.  You can see her work on TV (Taft Furniture, Keeler Motor Car, Real Estate Deals, and many other commercials); in an educational training film (often with Aurora Studios, among others); or onstage. . . theatrically she has worked with Capital Rep (The Sisters Rosensweig; A Christmas Story; Intimate Apparel and others); Saratoga Shakespeare (last summer's Merry Wives of Windsor); Stageworks/Hudson; River Valley Rep; Hubbard Hall; Oldcastle Theatre Company; The Northeast Theatre; etc.  Yvonne spent five years as a contract lead on As The World Turns, where she originated the role of Rosanna Cabot.  She taught in the UAlbany Theatre Dept. for 12 years.  Next up, she'll be directing Boeing Boeing at Union College.  Yvonne is a proud member of Actors Equity, and she lives in Loudonville and NYC with her husband Mark Hulbert and two daughters.  BFA:  Adelphi University  MA:  UAlbany   Special thanks to Kim Engel.

Ward Dales - Performing October 5

Ward holds a BFA in Acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Mr. Dales has trained and worked professionally as actor, singer, director and teacher in NYC and in Europe, but has called the Capital Region his creative home for over 20 years.

He was Co-Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director of Actors’ Collaborative Inc. (ACI), a not-for-profit acting training and theatrical production company, which was based in the Capital Region for over a decade. The critically acclaimed company was the Resident Theatre of both of the Egg and the Arts Center of the Capital Region. The company’s mission was to infuse inter-personal communication techniques into the acting process. Refinement of the ACI teaching and rehearsal system galvanized his belief that teaching must be a part of every aspect of his creative life. His approach stems from a model that was once referred to as accelerated learning technique. The programs he developed for ACI ranged from middle-level to professional adult acting training.

Self- and socio-political- awareness is at the forefront of all of Mr. Dales’ endeavors and creating caring learning environments is a priority to him. He has trained internationally with the National Coalition Building Institute, an organization devoted to diversity awareness and prejudice reduction, and has been instrumental in fostering the local chapter’s foothold in the Albany City School District.

He has directed and performed with most area theatres and his singing experience spans two decades and two continents. He created the Friday Night Cabaret series at Heritage Artists at the Cohoes Music Hall and was a member of the Association of Capital District Cabaret. His club acts have played many area venues.

Mr. Dales also has the pleasure of adjudicating theatre festivals on the state and regional levels for the American Association of Community Theatres. He was the Magnet Theme Resource Coordinator at Albany’s Philip Livingston Magnet Academy, where he developed the theatre curriculum and taught acting, playwriting and video production for eleven years. At Albany High School he taught the Career Explorations in Performing Arts and Communications, a college course offered in the high. (He is an adjunct professor at SUNYA and HVCC). He inaugurated the playwriting course at Albany High, and directs the after school Theatre Ensemble, which features a Promising Playwrights Festival. He is certified in Theatre Arts with New York State and is a member in good standing of the New York State United Teachers, Actors’ Equity Association, and the Screen Actors’ Guild.