Tim Kolman has lived many lives in many countries. He was born and raised in London. His parents were German Jewish refugees. Tim will tell you that ‘The Roses in June’ is not an autobiographical play. He was educated at the prestigious public (private) St Paul’s School, London.
He studied Scots law at the University of Glasgow where he graduated with a double honors degree in Jurisprudence and Politics. He is a lifetime member of The Middle Temple in London, one of the 4 medieval Inns of Court which trains barristers. He ‘escaped’ before he had to wear a wig and gown. Tim is a combat veteran of the IDF. He lived in Israel for over 3 years, marrying in Jerusalem and coming to the United States just in time to see the Phillies win the World Series. He continued his study of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was an Editor of the Law Review. When not writing his extensive novel and next play, Tim practices law with his law firm, Kolman Ely PC. When asked about the play, Tim said;
“The trauma of a refugee does not end when the refugee finds sanctuary. It simmers, barely below the surface. Trauma is a memory and no people remember and integrate trauma better than Jews. The Jewish people have memorialized their trauma, which runs 5000 years, from their slavery in Egypt through the destruction of the First and Second Temples all the way to the Holocaust and beyond. Their suffering and experience are always a warning to the rest of the world.”
Allen Radway has worked as a theatre artist, educator, and arts administrator in Philadelphia for the past two decades. This month he concludes a proud seven-year tenure as the Producing Artistic Director of Simpatico Theatre, where he’s directed the regional premieres of Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge, The Cryptogram by David Mamet, The Black Monk by David Rabe, Evie’s Waltz, and Watership Down, and has performed in Long Day’s Journey into Night, In a Dark Dark House (Barrymore nod for Best Actor), and most recently Ironbound by Martyna Majok. Allen has appeared locally with the Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, People’s Light, Theatre Exile, Azuka, CCTC, Lantern, and others. He is an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of the Arts Brind School of Theatre, and continues to moonlight as a freelance director, designer, and consulting producer in the region.
Susanne Sulby, a theatre veteran, is equally comfortable on stage and behind the scenes. As an artist-preneur, her skills range from producing, to acting, to helping an actor find their voice in a role.
Her most recently produced play, Sanctuary, received rave reviews on its international tour culminating in an off-Broadway debut at The Lion Theatre. Sanctuary was deemed “urgent and compelling!” with “exquisite and mesmerizing” video and design elements.
Ms. Sulby has produced events ranging in scope from off-Broadway productions to simple salons staged in one’s home. Her passion is to bring forth to the stage the human voice, the human condition and through this, bring us all a little closer to each other.
An established actor, designated Linklater voice instructor, dialect coach and voiceover artist, Ms. Sulby delights in the diversity of her career. She has performed in many various genres including Shakespeare, Improvisation, Film, Dance and Poetry. She has taught voice for the actor, Shakespeare and acting for over 30 years at various institutions of higher learning (The University of The Arts, The Linklater Center, Walnut Street Theatre) and in her own private studio. Dialect coaching credits include Theatre Horizon, The Ford’s Theatre, the film Cover and working with David O. Russell on the 2012 Oscar-winning film, Silver Linings Playbook, serving as the dialect coach for Best Supporting Actress nominee Jacki Weaver.