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Michael Wilson's
Open House Showcase

Trigorin, Sydney Brustein, Johnny Buchanan

Max Pescherine was born in New York City in 1995, he attended the Dalton School K-12, and Kenyon College where he received a BA in Theater and graduated Manga Cum Laude in the Interdisciplinary Program for Humane Studies. Max’s Film and Television credits include, Rebel Moon I & II (Zack Snyder, NETFLIX, 2024), Days Of Our Lives (Peacock, 2023), Fatal Attraction (Paramount+, 2023), Quantum Leap (NBC, 2022), and Gaslit (AMC/STARZ, 2021). Max has been acting in the theater since he was a child, his favorite roles include Brick Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (2023), Brutus in Julius Caesar (2019), Rooster Byron, Jerusalem (2017), Pentheus The Bacchae (2015), Konstantin The Seagull (2013), Claudio Much Ado About Nothing (2013). He has studied at various acting schools and classes including: The Public Theater, Stella Adler, and Joan Rosenfels. Max worked as a creative Associate at The Wild Geese Gallery and Assistant to Michael Wilson, Developing this series of workshops. Max is thrilled to present this showcase with Michael, featuring members of our company. 

Max Pescherine 

*Courtesy Actors Equity Association

Kristen Mary Fitzpatrick

Nina, Stella, Maggie, Mary Warren, Laura, Alma

Musical Theater actor Kristen Mary Fitzpatrick has played roles from Sondheim to Shakespeare in various regional theaters. Some credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Moth) with director Darko Tresniak, and  Rags (Daughter/Featured Dancer) with director Gabriel Barre, Kristen trained at NYU Steinhardt majoring in vocal performance for musical theater where she studied under her trusted instructor Michael Ricciardone. She learned additional film actor training at Tisch’s Stonestreet Studio. Kristen’s upcoming projects are performing in The Crucible (Betty Parris) with Escapism Productions and the Wild Geese Gallery’s cabaret on April 5th. Kristen is curious and thoughtful with a passion for community health and disability advocacy. In all her pursuits Kristen’s goal is to find meaningful connection to others.

Marianne Ferrari

Marianne has appeared in over 60 theatrical productions in NY, LA and regionally including three seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as the Edinburgh Festival, U.K. Some highlights: Angie in Breaking Legs at the Pasadena Playhouse, Annette in God of Carnage at Theater By The Sea,
Lucille in the American Clock (Arthur Miller in residence) at
the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dockdaisy in the Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui also at Williamstown, Janet in Italian-American Reconciliation at the Zephyr Theatre, Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband at the Met Theatre, Marta in Company at the Little Theater, Off Broadway to name a few. Iterations of her solo play, Guido Girl
Ascending have been workshopped in NY and LA and will be produced in NY this Spring by New Circle Theatre Company opening at their Sandbox Theater on May 9th. She’s also adapting Guido Girl Ascending for the Screen. A few TV credits: FBI Most Wanted, Elementary and Younger. On Film: David Chase’s The Many Saints of Newark directed by Alan Taylor, Date Night directed by Sean Carlo Martini and she made her film directing debut with La Thespian, a short film written by her partner in
all things life, love and art, Christopher D. White. La Thespian was an official selection at the Inwood Film Festival 2023, Stories Film Festival 2021 and the upcoming Nyack Film Festival 2024 screening on April 3rd. Michael Wilson, you are my creative angel and a true gift! Thank you for having me!

Eunice, Maxine, Arkadina

Debra Whitfield 


Debra Whitfield is an award-winning actress, director and playwright. Credits include The Mint Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, Two River Theater, Hartford Theater-Works, the Depot Theatre, the Bickford Theatre, the Emelin Theatre and the Amateur Comedy Club. Off-Broadway, she has directed: Tech Support (59E59), Olympics Über Alles (St. Luke’s) & The Banana Monologues (Theatre Row). Other favorites: Blithe Spirit, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Dracula. Debra was named Best Director for her play Transference (Best Play Nomination) at the Strawberry One-Act Festival and for the new musical Welcome to the Hard Luck Café at New York’s Thespis Festival. Writing credits include Tech Support, Fire, The Man in the Window and Deception, all produced in NYC. Debra won Best Actress awards for How I Learned to Drive, Relatively Speaking, and The Adjustment. She is the Artistic Director of Chatillion Stage Company and is on the Boardof Directors for The Shaw Project.

Big Mama


Mr. Hamilton was most recently seen in “Fences” as Jim Bono in Westport, CT and “A Pitch from Satchel Paige” at the Acorn Theatre in New York City. Other appearances include, The Valley Shakespeare Festival production of “Our Town” as Dr. Gibbs, The Elm Shakespeare Company’s production of “Romeo and Juliet” as Lord Capulet, and the Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of “An Enemy of the People”.  Additional appearances at Yale include “Death of a Salesman” with Charles S. Dutton and “King Lear” with Avery Brooks.  New York credits include “Richard the 3rd” (American Theatre of Actors), “The Tempest” (Columbia University) and “Thirst” (Provincetown Playhouse).  Regional credits include “King Lear” (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), “Streetcar Named Desire” (Hartford Stage Company), “Romeo and Juliet” (Prince) and “The Tempest” (Gonzalo) both with the Elm Shakespeare Company.  Mr. Hamilton earned his MFA from Ohio University, is a graduate of Fairfield University.    

Mark Sage Hamilton 

*Courtesy Actors Equity Association


Donna Hanover

Donna Hanover is a Correspondent for CUNY TV on shows including Arts in the City and Urban U. She previously reported and anchored on WPIX-TV, Good Day New York at WNYW-TV, Food Network, and Famous Homes & Hideaways, as well as at TV stations in cities across the country.  As an actress, Donna
received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Ruth Carter Stapleton in The People vs. Larry Flynt.  She’s appeared in other films including Someone Like You, Keeping the Faith, and Superstar as well as in many TV shows including Odd Mom Out, Sex and the City, and Law & Order. Donna made her Broadway debut in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, directed by Michael Wilson. Known for her service work as First Lady of the City of New York from 1994-2001, she continues involvement in Project A.L.S. and the fight against breast cancer
. Donna’s B.A. is from Stanford University and her Master’s degree is from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Nono, Reverend Parris, Shamreav

Edgar Diaz-Gutierrez is thrilled to be working with the Goose Gallery Gang again! Having worked throughout New York in Film and Television, is always happy to return to the stage and live performances. 

Edgar Diaz-Gutierrez

Thomas Liu


Born in Naperville, IL, favorite movie is Elvis, favorite performance, Robert De Niro, Raging Bull

Isabella Sale

Abigail Williams

Isabella Sale was born July 23rd 2001 in Manassas Virginia. She trained at the William Esper studio under Barbara Marchant. She also took movement at William esper and studied with Danielle Liccardo and did voice training with Nancy Mayans. She also attended MFI and trained on camera with Bob Krakower and Wendy Makenna. She has been apart of some short films over the years including Ultimatum directed by Kai Hashimoto, The House on Slag Lane directed by Cassidy Mckenna, Backstage directed by Ruby Esposito, and Fated Failure directed by Chloe Ng. Some of her theater credits include 12 angry men (2018), Adam’s family (2019), The crucible (2016). Isabella also has a 12 year background in dance and dreams of getting to do both acting and dancing in a film in the future.

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