Kisses and Lies

 

Kisses and Lies (2012)
Kisses and Lies (2012)

Synopsis

Sensitive Troy and egotistical Danilo could not be more different, but their love – hate friendship has been strong for years. Kit is on his first big contract.  He is eager to please and make a good impression but he soon learns that this is not the way forward.

Rising star Blaze appears after great speculation over his long absence but as always, he has an ulterior motive which includes a plan hatched by company manager Julian who has more ambition than talent.

Tempers rise when Diva Zara appears with an injured leg and cannot perform. Questions start to fly from her distant lover but this only makes their already fragile relationship more vulnerable.  As the clock ticks towards curtain up, things become even more tense.  When Theater boss Victor Galloway arrives unannounced, his visit brings everything to breaking point and the lies begin to show. What is Zara’s big secret and can you believe a word she says?


 

Premier Cast


Leonie Viola Thöne
Leonie Viola Thöne

Leonie Viola Thöne: Zara Galloway

Leonie Viola Thöne (*1990, Düsseldorf) was taught in Ballett, Jazz-Dance, Contemporary and Hip Hop since the age of four. She played leading roles in various musical productions and was successful participant of voice and acting workshops (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, Theaterakademie Cologne, Stage School Hamburg, Bel Canto on Broadway) In 2010 she worked for the music publishing house “Faber Music” London (Media Department, Artist Management, Press). She started her career as an author at the age of 13 and is now member of the bord of the German Writers Association, NRW. . Her musical GLORIA  was staged and  toured from 2008 – 2010, finishing it long run  at the Stahlpalast Brandenburg.


Ace Grandison
Ace Grandison

Ace Grandison: Troy

Ace Grandison, was born and raised in London. He’s been living abroad for the past 15 years. 
He spent his early teens as a dancer performing in various  (from street to contemporary ) dance companies. He has also appeared on the West End stage in Musicals such as “Starlight Express, Black Heroes” after which he joined the  NYC Broadway Company’s Production  of “Hair” . .
After settling in Germany he went on to playing in the classic  “West side story”
 He is currently appearing in the play  “Ladies night” which is on tour throughout Germany.


Karsten Kuhlmann
Karsten Kuhlmann

Karsten Kuhlmann: Blaze

Born in Duesseldorf, the method actor worked over many years as a model. He studied acting with Hermann Kurtenbach, attended the Drama School and studied the Stanislavsky technique under Wladimir Matuchin. He works widely as an actor in theatre as well as in film and television. Over many years he was a Jazz pianist and composer. Based on the origins of method acting, Karsten Kuhlmann developed a renewed method and a systematic approach for actors and directors, which he put down in his book “As if acting“ (release: spring 2012). In cooperation with his acting coach Wladimir Matuchin he has taught acting classes from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles as well as students from the prestigious Stella Adler Academy, New York. Furthermore, he works as a filmmaker and scriptwriter,.


John Schöllgen
John Schöllgen

John Schöllgen: Danilo

John is a graduate of Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, where he studied English and German literature. He made his debut in the role of Constable Dogberry in a school performance of “Much Ado about Nothing”. A member of Theatergesellschaft Wohlgemuth, his range of roles includes the lead in “Der Räuber Hotzenplotz”, the Beast in “The Beauty and the Beast” and Eugen Rümpel in “Pension Schöller”. In the run-up of a performance of “Jedermann”, he travelled to Senegal to co-conduct a workshop with director Friederike Felbeck. He wrote and directed plays like “Death wore a Flannel Shirt”, “Sinister Symphony” and “The Phantom of Harper Manor”. John has written two volumes of poetry: “Brennende Flügel” and “Autumn Recordings”. You can see him raising his fist in musicals (“Evita”) and hitchcocking the screen in movie (“Die Quellen des Lebens”) and hear his voice from the mouth of a toothless vampire (“Flatmania”).


Stefan Kirschner
Stefan Kirschner

Stefan Kirschner: Kit

Stefan Kirschner was born in Solingen, Germay in 1985. At age eleven he started to play the clarinet and performed as a soloist as well as with orchestras. When he was fourteen he discovered the art of dance and studied Ballroom for four years before expanding his talents to Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical and more modern styles. Most of his dance education was gained at the ‘Amazing Dance Company’ in Solingen and later he became an important member of their Dance Company. Stefan is always seeking knew and exciting ways of expression.


Andy Zingsem
Andy Zingsem

Andy Zingsem: Jules

Andy Zingsem is a Musician and Actor. He has played with the likes of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dave and Christy Doran,Manu Dibango, Bill Evans, TM Stevens and Phil Collins to name but a few. He is also a founding member of the Music comedy act ‘The Four Shops’. Andy has produced jingles and commercials for such corporate Companies as: Sprite, Coca Cola, Telecom, Vodaphone, VW, Persil and Pringles. His film credits include:  ‘You’re Dead’, ‘Von Himmel das blaue’, ‘Die Operation’, ‘Spin Lady Luck’ and ‘Bloodbound’


Jochen Moser
Jochen Moser

 Jochen Morse: Victor Galloway

Jochen Moser (Dusseldorf) born in 1959

Five years ago, Jochen began intensive active employment with drama in the theater fabric, Dusseldorf, where he developed his stage presence through improvisation and role-play in workshops. In addition to the improvisational performances he played diverse characters as Urban Fink (Top Dogs), King Gunther (Nibelung), John Proctor (The Crucible) and Petruchio (The Taming). Dr. Cuckrovic (Suddenly, Last Summer) and Mac Duff / 2. Witch (Macbeth) were his last roles. In the ensemble of independent theater group guerrilla gardener. He is currently preparing the Bolingbroke (The glass of water) before. As a project manager, he was in 2010 for the production of “Woyzeck”, the TF and the FRED-Free Düsseldorf.verantwortlich ensemble. The differentiated assessment, development and analysis of a character in his environment fascinates him again and again.


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