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Parkside Players' presentation of Nobody Knows I'm a Dog
L-R, Ray Bonétt, Starr, Jim Burns, Ken Anders, Shana Aborn, Kevin Schwab.


SHANA ABORN (Cutiepie) most recently played Lola in Parkside’s Come Back, Little Sheba. Other favorite roles: Hecuba (The Trojan Women), Rosemary (Picnic), Linda (Play It Again, Sam), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest), Puz Ling (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman), Penny (You Can’t Take It With You), Mrs. Smith (The Bald Soprano), Margery (Henry VI, part 2). A magazine editor in her offstage time, she often posts short stories to a writers’ site on AOL.


KEN ANDERS (Phyllis) has been active in theater for 25 years. This is his fourth production with Parkside. Earlier this season he was seen as Superman/Clark Kent in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, and he directed Heaven Can Wait. Several years ago he appeared as Lancelot in Parkside's production of Camelot, one of his favorite roles. Other favorites have been Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, the Prince in Romeo and Juliet, Ben in The Telephone, Little John in Tales of Robin Hood and a jouster at the NY Renaissance Festival, the Lion in Androcles and the Lion, and Matt O'the Mint in The Beggars' Opera.


RAY BONÉTT (Cheese) The last time Ray was on the Parkside stage he was playing the evil, dastardly, murderous (but lovable) Dr. Sedgwick in ...Superman. Prior to that he was the simple (but lovable) Mortimer in The Fantasticks, and the talkative (but lovable) Abe in Beau Jest. He has studied acting at HB Studios with the talented (but lovable) William Hickey and Rose Arrick. During the day, Ray is a humble (but lovable) Customer Service Rep with the American Kennel Club, where everybody knows who's a dog.


JIM BURNS (Horndog) Jim has enjoyed working in a variety of capacities in community theatre over the past two decades. His last onstage appearance at Parkside was as Vernon in They're Playing Our Song. Recently, he made his dancing debut with Heavenly Bodies Dance Studio in Ozone Park.


KEVIN SCHWAB (Plato) Kevin has worked with the Parkside Players four times before this show. He debuted with them as Sir Tom in Camelot, performed dead in Heaven Can Wait and worked on Come Back, Little Sheba and The Fantasticks. He's been involved with Molloy and Mary Louis high school productions, diocesan theatre guild shows and St. Adalbert plays. He can be seen in Guys and Dolls this August at St. Greggs in Belrose.


STARR (Nadine) is proud to be working for the first time with the Parkside Players. STARR played Edna (Prisoner of Second Avenue), Celia (Hatful of Rain), Mrs. Catherick (Egad, The Woman in White), as well as Sandy (Earth, Wind & Fire) at the 29th St. Playhouse. STARR is a multi-media artist who has written and illustrated two children's books. STARR's sculptures, graphics and carved glass work are in several galleries and her country western album, Married Man's Poker, features her music, lyrics and lead vocals. STARR is equally comfortable on either side of the stage and has participated as director, assistant director, set and costume designer, construction crew, gopher and billboard painter for stage productions as well as designing a few Playbill covers.



JOHN C. SNYDER (Director) has been involved in the theatre from the wee age of 13. He has graced the stage in various roles: Lord Fancourt in Charlie’s Aunt, The Sultan of Bashir in Don’t Drink the Water, Mr. Lord in The Philadelphia Story, Uncle Jeff in Mame, to name a few. He has also served in a variety of functions both behind and in front of the stage for a number of theatre groups, such as Parkside Players and The Heights Players. This show marks John’s directorial debut.


JOHN O'HARE (Assistant Director/Stage Manager) John has been a member of the Parkside Players since 1984. He has directed I Hate Hamlet, assistant directed Play it Again, Sam, Lend Me a Tenor and stage managed most of the rest. He has also designed the fabled fold-out set for ...Superman. He has worked with groups in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens in a variety of capacities.


GLENN RIVANO (Lighting Designer) Glenn has been involved in the theater for nearly 24 years. During that time he has performed many tasks including producing, assistant directing, sound and even acting. His first job was in lighting though and it continues to be his passion. This show offers Glenn his most challenging show to date (and loving it). When he isn't 'playing' with the lights, Glenn serves on the board of directors for the Parkside Players.