World Premier of the stage play ‘ALL NIGHT LONG’
An old warehouse owned by Millionaire playboy ‘Rodney Hamilton’
Troubled drummer ‘Johnny Cousins’ is tired of living in the shadow of his boss, the star band leader ‘Aurelius Rex’. He lines up Millionaire backer in the shape of ‘Rodney Hamilton and ‘Lou Berger’, the biggest booking agent in the business to aid his cause. There is just one problem. He must deliver super star singer ‘Delia Lane’ to front the band.
Delia retired from the business when she married Rex. On their first anniversary party Johnny decides to break up the marriage by convincing Rex that Delia is having an affair with Rex’s friend and tour manager ‘Kass’. Johnny’s actions leads to disasterous results.
With live Jazz music and retro London feel, this is a superb production that grabs the audience from the first note.
Shaheryar Shah: Johnny Cousins
Shaheryar Shah was born in Pakistan. He moved to Dusseldorf ten years ago to complete his studies in engineering. He is also a qualified ‘IT’ specialist and has been working in this field for several years. Having a technical oriented job, shah finds artistic solace in the world of theater and rock music. His first theatre production was back in 2006 with the ‘DUET’ ensemble (Duisburg University English Thespians) He has performed yearly in various productions such as: ‘Wyrd Sisters’, ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘The Crucible’, ‘Wormwood’ and ‘Comic Potential’ Shah also portrayed the character of ‘Rap’ in the award winning short film ‘By Popular Demand’ written and directed by Colin Sinclair.
Andy Zingsem: Aurelius Rex
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. Andy also portrayed the character of ‘Soldier Boy’ in the award winning short film ‘By Popular Demand’ written and directed by Colin Sinclair.
Derya Kaptan: Delia Lane
Derya Kaptan was born in 1986 and raised in Gütersloh, Germany. She has lived in Cologne since 2005. In summer 2012 she graduated at the Performing Arts Department of the German Sport University Cologne focusing on her major field Dance Theatre and Choreography. She improved her singing and acting skills while staying abroad at an international artist residency Performers House in Denmark and graduated in Acting. She has been working in several dance, music and dance thetare productions around Europe and Asia since 2008 mainly with the Roots & Routes International Company. Her acting debute was as Helena in „ A midnight summer dream“ at the Schauspielhaus Köln. Currently she is lecturing on Physical Theatre and Dance at the Institute for Dance and Movement culture at the German Sports Univ. Cologne and performing the theatre play „Methode Baklava“ at Comedia Theatre Cologne as an Ensemble Member.
Ian Cousins: Kass Michaels
Ian Cousins was born in Sheffield, England. For the last 5 years he has been living in Düsseldorf and working as a teacher at a Realschule in Wuppertal Barmen. His specialist subjects being, English, German and music. In his spare time he is keen sportsman, plays the piano and likes to learn new languages. His love of theater has brought him to many amateur dramatic companies over the years and has provided him with a great deal of performance experience. Ian takes on the role of ‘Kass’ in the SATC’s production of ‘All Night Long’
Brikena Ahmetaj: Emily Cousins
Brikena was born in Kosovo and is a student of “Amercian Studies” at the University of Duisburg-Essen. At the age of 10 she began piano lessons and since she was 14 years old she has been involved with several Drama groups were she has enjoyed being part of many different Productions such as “Le Petit Prince” (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), “Baal” (Bertholt Brecht), “Carpe Jugulum” (Terry Pratchett), “Comic Potential” (Alan Ayckbourn) to name a Few. Brikena is an accomplished musician and song writer. Creating works for Theater and film. She has performed her works in “Wormwood” (Catherine Czerkawska) with the “Duisburg University English Thespians” (DUET,Duisburg) She is also a valued member of two bands: ‘Rascal’s Corner’ and ‘The Stefan Woywod Band’
Irene Erdmann: Benny
Irene Erdmann was born in Russia, but moved at the age of 3 to Germany. She trained for 7 years in aikido and started taking dance classes at the age of 10. She was trained in ballroom, Latin-American dances, show dance, jazz and ballet. Later on she took pole dance classes where she got certified as a pole dance and fitness trainer. Since then Irene was involved in show productions as a dancer as well as choreographer for small events and showed up in show dance acts on television and exhibitions (Intermot, FIBO). Irene took vocal, piano and acting classes and played Maria in Albert Camus’ play “The Misunderstanding” directed by Wladimir Matuchin and performed at the Theatermuseum in Düsseldorf.
Simon Eifeler: Rodney Hamilton
Jochen Moser, has been on stage for the past eight years, acting in Improvisation-Theater as well as playing various characters. Developing from various workshops and theater classes he has played roles in dramatic productions such as: John Procter (The Crucible), Mac Duff (Macbeth), Dr. Cuckrovic (Suddenly, Last summer and George (Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Jochen has a comedic side also and has played memorable characters such as Oberon (A Summer Nights Dream), Owen Harding (Irrlichter) and Lord Bolingbroke (Das Glas Wasser). The empathic work with a character, the experience to evaluate hidden reasons and motives is the driving motivation for him. He works to get a deep understanding of the interaction inside and outside the role to create his stage characters. Thus making them ever present and memorable.
John Schöllgen: Lou Berger
John is a graduate of Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, where he studied English and German literature. He made his stage debut in the role of Constable Dogberry in a school performance of “Much Ado about Nothing” and has since then been involved in more than fifty productions. His acting credits include the lead in “Der Räuber Hotzenplotz”, the Beast (“The Beauty and the Beast)” and Rosencrantz (“Hamlet”). Along with director Friederike Felbeck he co-conducted a workshop in Senegal in the run-up of a production of “Jedermann”. For the Sinclair Arts Company he created the roles of Danilo (“Kisses & Lies”) and the King (“Cinderella”). John has been tremendoulsy active as a playwright. His hospital comedy “Die Welt ist krank und der Arzt hat frei” has been performed in Lower Saxony, Cologne and Switzerland. For Theater RheinRuhr he wrote “Bye Bye Bundeskanzler”, which opened in Mettmann early this year. In 2013 he founded the Dead Parrot Theatre, a new thespian Düsseldorf-based group of talented artists. He has written, directed and starred as the Duke of Hemlock in “Irrlichter”, Emperor Francis Joseph of Austro-Hungary in “Rudolf” and Max in “Spielesammlung”.
Stefan Kirschner: Sam Fields
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. Stefan also portrayed the character of ‘Kit’ in ‘Kisses and Lies’ and ‘Button’ in ‘Cinderella’ both written and directed by Colin Sinclair.
Nina – Marie Kramer: Lucille
Nina-Marie Kramer is a student at the University Duisburg-Essen. When she was three years old she started attending ballet lessons at the ballet school “Sostarich” Later she became a member at the ballet school “Steib”. During her dance education she participated in several Productions. Soon she began to learn new styles do dance such as Hip hop, street Dance and Jazz. Nina has always had an interest in Theatre. She performed the role “Little Cosette” in the musical “Les Miserable” (Stella Musical Company, Duisburg) for over two years. Further acting experiences she got through her time at the Bochumer Schauspielhaus where she performed in the play “Medea” She is no stranger to ‘The Sinclair Arts Theatre Company’ as she was also a valued member of the cast for both productions of Cinderella.
Thomas Baltus: Guy left
Thomas Baltus was born 1980 in Haselünne and attended the Marianum Gymnasium in Meppen, where he joined the drama club. He took part in several performances such as „Die Welle“, „Germania – Tod in Berlin“ an „Twelfth Night, or What You Will“. Since 2010 Thomas has broadened his acting skills by participating in Ballet performances such as “Nutcracker“ and “Sleeping Beauty“ :Max right
Orun De: Paco Santiago right
Ellie Mader: Tuttle
Elisabeth Mader was born on July 26th 1991 in Austria. She had her first stage experiences at the age of 5. In this way she discovered her passion for the theatre. She took dance classes for more than 13 years – modern and jazz dance, tap dance and a little bit of hip hop. When she was 16 she started to take vocal classes too. In 2009 she moved to Düsseldorf to study “Mediadesign” and successfully graduated in 2012. She believes in the stage as a very magical place, where everything is possible.
Alexander Mrowka: Franco
Born in the 1960s in Münster Alexander Mrowka completed his grammar school and his education in Münster and Köln. He studied music and natural science and is works as a teacher at a grammar school in Münster. Alex is also an accomplished Cello player and often performs solo and ensemble concerts.
Ulrich Linberg : Chazz ( Saxophone)
Biroska : Drums & Percussion
Jonas Volgesang: Guitar
Stefan Berger: Kontrabass