Ma Femme, Ma Blonde et Ma Roulotte (literally “My Wife, My Girlfriend and My Trailer”) is The Great American Trailer Park Musical (first launched at NYMF ‘04) with a special Canadian twist. Adapted into the French often heard on the streets of Montreal, the show retains the hilarious essence of its original American tale of a sordid affair between an exotic dancer and a married toll collector. This Quebecois take will have you laughing and shouting “Tabarnak!” before you know it!
Presented in French with English supertitles
Approximate Running Time: 1:40; no intermission
Stephen Pietrantoni was raised in Boston but has lived most of his adult life in Montreal. He is a multi-faceted theatre professional, having worked as producer, artistic director, stage director, writer, singer and actor at various points in his career.
Stephen studied drama and comparative religion at Tufts University. He also holds a Master of Science degree in print journalism from Boston University. More recently, he received his diploma in cultural affairs and event management from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.Among his producing and directing credits: [title of show] , Altar Boyz, The Great American Trailer Park Musical and its French-lnaguage incarnation Ma Femme, Ma Blonde et Ma Roulotte, The Club, and Oh, Coward! Stephen is also the author of Real Men (and its French version, Un Homme, Un Vrai) and an original musical revue called My Little Rant.
He is the co-founder of the Centre for Education and Theatre in Montreal (CETM) which focuses on educational and development initiatives in musical theatre.
Hillary is excited to return to NYMF as a producer on Ma Femme, Ma Blonde, Et Ma Roulotte in the 2011 festival. Past NYMF credits include The Mistress Cycle (2005), NYMF: The Best of Fest Bash (2006), Alive in the World (2006), Saint Heaven: Special NY Preview (2006) and ROOMS CD Launch Party (2009).
Cutter has been a Television, Film and Theatrical producer for over a decade. Since launching her company, Cutter Productions + Management in 2005, Cutter has produced original programming, commercials, promos, and interactive campaigns for advertising agencies and clients such as Grey, Ogilvy, McCann Erickson, JWT, HGTV, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Nickelodeon and Pfizer to name a few.
Cutter’s most recent Television credits include: Teen Nick’s Degrassi: The Next Generation, NYC production and MTV’s documentary special, If I Were King, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of P. Diddy’s Sean John Fashion Line.
Cutter presented ROOMS A ROCK ROMANCE Off-Broadway at New World Stages (Dir. by Scott Schwartz and featuring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger). ROOMS was nominated for 3 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical, Outstanding New Score, and Outstanding Actress in a Musical. The cast recording was produced by Time Life Records and multi-Grammy® nominee Robert Sher and released in February 2010. Since it’s Off-Broadway run ROOMS has played to audiences in Norwich, CT, Philadelphia, PA, Portsmouth, NH, Tampa, FL and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Next stops for ROOMS are Omaha, Nebraska and Anaheim, CA. ROOMS is represented by Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Cutter is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and certified as a Woman-Owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO). www.cutterproductions.com
Peter Schelfhaudt is a business entrepreneur with a unique capacity to spot creative talent and develop it into fruitful media and business collaborations.
Mr. Schelfhaudt is owner and CEO of Creative Partners, an integrated marketing communications network based in Stamford, CT, and Los Angeles, CA.
Peter and partner, Pazit Levitan, co-founded an independent film company, Unconditional Love Productions, which is dedicated to financing and producing films that they love "unconditionally." Mr. Schelfhaudt holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and an MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York.
Pazit Levitan is a New York-based producer who co-founded (with Peter Schelfhaudt) Unconditional Love Productions to support innovative media projects. She has developed a global career around her passion for cross-cultural communication, technology and the arts. Among her award-winning projects is documentary short "A Personal Touch" portraying three cross-cultural male dancers, mobile game for smoking cessation "Lit2Quit", and the award-winning independent feature film "Failing Better Now". Ms. Levitan earned a BA in Journalism and Art History from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an MA in Film and Television Production from Bournemouth University, England, MBA in Media Management from Metropolitan College of New York and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Communication, Computing and Technology in Education at Columbia University.
Betsy wrote and directed the Off-Broadway hit The Great AmerIcan Trailer Park Musical which The New York Sun called “South Park meets Desperate Housewives” and The New York Times called "a bright new show." She was a founding member of the popular all-female sketch-comedy team Shirley Chickenpants, which won praise from Talk, Stuff, Paper, Bust, Time Out New York, The Village Voice and Playboy. She has written and performed for Behind The Music That Sucks, an animated parody series on Fuse Network. Betsy can be seen in the first season of Hannah Montana on Disney Channel. On stage, she toured the United States with the comedy Just For Laughs, and Europe with The Rocky Horror Show, for which she also served as Assistant Director and Choreographer. In the book world, Betsy is published alongside many others in 101 Damnations: A Humorist’s Tour of Personal Hells.
David has supplied music and lyrics for It's a Wonderful Life (1993 National Tour, performed regionally 1989-2000), The Watercoolers and Fishwrap. As Musical Director, Off-Broadway: The Watercoolers, Euan Morton at the Zipper Theatre, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (NYMF Festival). Regional: The Full Monty, Das Barbecu, Smokey Joe's Cafe (Arvada center, Denver), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (ICA/Club Axis, Boston), No Way To Treat A Lady (Hartford Theatre Works), Fishwrap (Adirondaks Theatre Festival), Forbidden Broadway, S'Wonderful Gershwin (Carousel D.T., Ohio). Recordings - All BC/EFA Carols For A Cure Christmas CD's 1998-2004 (with such notables as Antonio Banderas, Idina Menzel, and many Broadway casts, Rock-It Science Records). Many thanks to the actors and musicians who have helped in the development of TGATPM.
Born and raised in Quebec city, Maxime started learning piano at the age of six. Since then, he has completed a bacholor degree in music performance at Université de Montréal, two masters degrees in Music at Université Laval and a bachelor degree in Education at University of Ottawa.Aside from his classical career, Maxime has a passion for musical theatre. He has performed in several plays including Cabaret, Fame and Sweet Charity with TCM, Evita and Cabaret at One foot Productions, Princess Ida with the McGill Savoy Society and Sing! with In Your Face Entertainment. As musical director, he worked on Cabaret, Into the Woods and Ladies for OFP, The Rocky Horror Show with the Rainbow Collective, The Wise men of Chelm at the Segal Theatre and the english and french versions of The Great American Trailer Park for the Next Wave Festival. He is also the man behind Monsieur E. Norme, a burlesque performer who shines in the Montreal nightlife.
Susan has been illuminating productions in New York since 2004. Favorite productions include "Ragtime" and “Xanadu” at Cape Rep, "Chicago" at CCSU, and "Shape of Things" at Stamford Theatre Works. She is the resident designer at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Off-Off Broadway she has designed for the Medicine Show Theatre and regionally at the Forestburgh Playhouse, Spirit of Broadway Theatre, and Harbor Lights Theatre. She is also a part of HG Lighting Design working on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions such as "The Who's Tommy", Rooms, and the Rock Tenor, dozens of corporate events, and Anti-Gravity. She has worked on over 10 productions for the New York Music Festival garnering an honorable mention in design for River's End with Herrick Goldman. Other honors include Barbizon Region 3 winner, at the National level Runner-Up, Nominated for an Ostrander in Lighting in Memphis. She holds a BA from Purdue University and a MFA from the University of Memphis. www.susanmnicholsondesign.com
Lorna has choreographed shows for the Condado Hotel Puerto Rico, Frenchmen's Reef Hotel St. Thomas, RCCL, Carnival and Holland America Cruise Lines, the Manoir Richelieu, the Montreal and Lac Leamy Casinos, The Canadian Armed Forces Overseas and ten shows for the Dora Wasserman Yiddish theatre, including Fiddler On The Roof, On Second Avenue, with runs in New York, Los Angeles and Florida, also the 1940's musical Till We Meet Again, The Pajama Game, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented at Theatre Lac Brome. Throughout the year Lorna also does shows for various Corporate Events.
During her studies in cinema and communications, Andréane participated in several musicals and special events, including Mathilda on Broadway, Fame, Miss Saigon and West Side Story. These experiences inspired her to switch to a specialty in costume design and production as part of her training at Lasalle College in Montreal. Her most recent credit is CETM’s bilingual production of The Brain from Planext X / Le Cortex de la Planète X, where she was both costumer and dancer on stage.
Originally from rural Ontario, Danica has numerous credits as both a singer and actress. She performs with a number of musical ensembles, including the alternative rock band Blind Satori, of which she is a founding member. She has performed “ShowTime” in Trois-Rivières, Quebec and in “Napoleon” at the Casino in Ottawa. Danica has also played roles in such musical theatre classics as “The Threepenny Opera”. Her T.V. appearances include 5 episodes on the series “Grouille-toi” on Canadian television.
Lisa has been seen in Les Misérables, Napoleon, Chess in Concert, Nunsense 2, Jeanne, Clockwork Orange, Jeanne LaPucelle and Le Festin du Gouverneur. Recordings include: Napoleon, Jeanne, Inspiration, Come into the Parlour and Noel. TV/Film credits include The Hunger, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Country Mouse/City Mouse, Scant Sanity and Eye of the Beholder. Having worked with CETM on last summer’s “Le Happening” – a celebration of Musical Theatre in Montreal, Lisa is proud to be part of the cast in this summer’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical and the world premiere of Ma femme, ma blonde et ma roulotte.
Pierre Lenoir is a graduate of the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique de Montréal. Some of his Musical appearances include Cabaret as Herr Schultz at the Centaur Theatre, Evita as Juan Peron for the Lyric Theatre, Paris Of America,Pélagie and Till We Meet Again. Other notable stage appearances include Balconville, An Anglophone Is Coming To Dinner and The Underdogs. On the screen, he has most recently been seen in The Day After Tomorrow, Blue Mountain State, La Brunante, The Dead Zone and 2001: A Space Travesty. He has also lent his voice to countless cartoons in both official languages.
Stéphanie Lessard began singing lessons when she was eight years-old. She knew then that she was made to be a performing artist. She graduated in 2007 from Collège Lionel-Groulx’s musical theatre program where she was the recipient of the graduates’ certificate of excellence. Since then, she has participated in different acting workshops and has studied singing in Montreal. She was a finalist at Ma Première Place des Arts in 2010. This summer, Stéphanie was part of The Jazz Singer at the Segal Center and she was a finalist at the CETM musical theatre challenge Le Spotlight 2010.
Tina Mancini, winner of Montreal's musical theatre competition "Le Spotlight" in 2010. She has spent the summer studying musical theatre at Circle in the Square. Tina has been studying singing with Suzanne Robertson in Montreal and obtained a diploma in Musica Lirica from L’Accademia Internazionale di Musica in Rome. She has taken several musical theatre master classes with Sergine Dumais and Robert Marien and attended the Montreal School of Performing Arts. She has recently performed in The Wandering Minstrel and has also been seen in the role of Hadassah in the Yiddish production of The Pirates of Penzance , the role of Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard with the Montreal West Operatic Society and in numerous musicals with the Becket Players. Tina would like to thank CETM for this wonderful opportunity.
Actor, singer, composer and pianist, Jérome has graduated from John Abbott College in theatre and from a 3-year program in music-composition at Cegep Marie-Victorin. Afterwards, he played the lead in over 20 short films and he sang and performed in theatres such as “Le Gésù Theatre”, “Le Vieux-Clocher de Sherbrooke” and “Le Capitole de Qc.” He is also the lyricist, composer, pianist and lead singer of Blind Satori, his own rock alternative band (www.blindsatori.com <http://www.blindsatori.com> ).
With a background in dance, Monik Vincent has over thirty years experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and director. She served for four years as chief choreographer of the show Le Match des étoiles on Radio-Canada and worked on the choreography of the musicals Un violon sur le toit and La mélodie du bonheur, directed by Denise Filiatrault. Graduated in 1998 from the National School of Humor, she has also a strong background in theatre and singing as well as narration, radio and animation work.