Class of 2003
Blake is a graduate of Denver School of the Arts High School and The University of Northern Colorado. Blake is the founder of Booklyn Based Production company 383 productions. Check out Blake’s Vimeo Page! Blake is currently directing and producing a feature length documentary titled I Heart Jenny.
In addition to this Blake occationally directs plays. In his New York directorial debut Blake won a ‘best play’ award for his direction of emerging playwright Josh Billig’s Benefit of Friends at the American Globe Theatre.
In the acting world, Blake’s Off-Broadway credits include Baylis in Blackbird, Berowne from Love’s Labors Lost in the 45th Street Theatre’s annual Shakespeare Festival, and Joe/Syrup in the premiere Dan Savage’s of Seeking Savage Love at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Blake has also worked closely with Oscar and Tony Award Nominee Murray Schisgal (Tootsie) on a reading of his new play Wallstreet Fandango. Other past theatre credits include roles in Flags, A Servant of Two Masters, Suburbia, Lover’s and Other Strangers, and The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare. TV and Film credits include Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), Mr. Wiskers (web series), Bottom Feeders (web series), and Passed Over (web series).
Nicolas D. Frantela
Nicolas D. Frantela is a graduate of the University of Southern California, class of 2007. His credits include: Theatre – Almost, Maine (also producer), Waxing Construction and Love, Sex and Gerbils. Web series – Stone Jone vs. America, AirSWAT (also creator, writer, producer, director). Film – Crossroads (currently in production), animated short The Heart of Methuselah (currently in production), Blind Ambition: Story of a Hero, Rebel Without a Bra (Winner of Best Picture in the Ed Wood Film Festival 2004).
Laura Ramadei is a founding member of Red Elevator Productions, The Nola Project, and Lesser America (2013 NY Times and TONY Critic’s Pick production of Trevor; NYTheatre.com 2011 People of the Year). Select theater: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (in commercial workshop with Stephen King and John Mellencamp); Just Right Just Now, American River, Squealer with Lesser America; Year of the Rooster (EST/Youngblood); Exit Carolyn (NYIT nomination); Love’s Labors Lost and Cloud Nine (Ambie Award Nomination) with the Nola Project; Select film: Another Kind, Night Crawlers, Eagles are Turning People Into Horses, Gasoline. Select new media: Compulsive Love, Viralcom, Sarah Palin Kissing Booth, Laundry Room Girl. Ramadei has also worked in theatrical and film administration and production, most notably with the Public Theater and LAByrinth. She assisted with development of the screenplay for Jack Goes Boating, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s film directorial debut. www.lauraramadei.com