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This is your invitation

To the AEA Staged Reading:            “The Golem of Gavah” 

Director:                                                  Michael Bergmann

Violinist & Composer:                          Lisa Gutkin

Writers:                                                   Gil Marks & Stanley Allan Sherman

For an enjoyable evening, we invite you to the Actors Equity Association Staged Reading of “The Golem of Gavah.”   A discussion will take place following the reading and we would be honored by your participation. 


Reserve the date:                              Thursday, April 6, 2006

Time:                                                  7:00 PM

Place:                                                American Conference Center

780 Auditorium

780 3rd Ave @ 48th to 49th Streets

Concourse Level Two

New York, NY 10017

You must RSVP in order to attend:

Yes, you may bring your friends… please e-mail or call us with their names.

RSVP: Stanley@maskarts.com or 212-243-4039.

We are pleased to announce

Director Michael Bergmann, of both stage and film, is directing the Equity staged reading of “The Golem of Gavah.”


Lisa Gutkin, violinist, composer and member of The Klezmatics, will be composing and researching the music for "The Golem of Gavah."  A preliminary sample of the music will be included at this reading.


Jonathan Light                                 Rabbi Aaron Jeremiah

Robert Lorenz                                 The Golem

John Weigand                                 Mr. Holtzman

Tamir*                                             Mrs. Holtzman

Laurence K. Cantor*                         Mr. Brenner

Bonnie Loren*                                   Mrs. Brenner

Paul Lucas*                                      Mr. Galinsky

Elli Meyer                                         Mr. Schecter & The Old Man

Brain Wallace*                                  Mr. Kabakoff

Victoria Levin                                    Tanya

Shoshana Hoffert                              Stage Directions

*Actors and Stage Managers so designated are members of Actors Equity Association



Producers: Gregory Sherman & Stanley Allan Sherman

Assistant to Michael Bergmann: April Caceres
Assistant to April Caceres: Yishia Freedman


Michael Bergmann directs on stage, video and film. On stage he has directed Twelfth NightA Midsummer Night's DreamMrs. Warren's Profession and Pygmalion as well as developmental workshops for several new plays including The Sleeping Dog Lies by novelist Ardy the Ashley. Feature films, which he also wrote, include Milk & MoneyTrifling With Fate and most recently The Reality TrapTied to a Chair, his new feature film, is scheduled for production in May. His films have won prizes in the U.S., Canada and France.


Fiddler/composer Lisa Gutkin is one of New York City’s busiest musicians. Her varied musical palette has led to collaborations with a wide array of artists, the founding of the ‘Downtown Celtic’ group, Whirligig, and most recently to her joining The Klezmatics. Having appeared on over 100 recordings, Lisa also composes for film, radio, television and theater. Her most recent compositions can be heard on episodes of Sex and the City’s final season, and her cameo on-screen appearance on the show (with The Klezmatics) is currently being viewed worldwide. www.lisagutkin.com


Gil Marks, an award-winning author, has written four books, edited a magazine, and made appearances on various television and radio programs.  His latest book, Olive Trees and Honey (Wiley 2005), won numerous awards and acclaim, including the James Beard Award and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals). 


Stanley Allan Sherman, “Aero Show, Featuring the Star Spangled Banner,” was Critics Choice in the LA Times.  He created the “ManKind Mask” for the World Wrestling Federation.  Founder of “Roving Classical Commedia University.”  He was in the original Off Broadway cast of “Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral” and has appeared over 30 times on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.


Elli Meyer, moved to NYC 2 years ago and has been stirring things up ever since. Starring in his one man show, “Elli - The King Of Broadway - A Famous Life in Preview*, as well as four feature films including *Game 6* with Michael Keaton, and *Glow Ropes* with Judy Reyes of Scrubs. He has also done an episode of *Law & Order SVU* as well as a new promo spot for VH1's Metal Month this coming May. His second CD, *Why Do The Girls Get All THe Good Songs On Broadway?* will be released later this year together with a Live Cabaret show of the same name. Check out his amazing web site at www.thekingofbroadway.com for current information.