CAST

Peter Mele - Salvatore Bianchi

Peter is a native Brooklyn boy.  Peter began his education in theatre at the Herbert Bergoff Studio in the West Village of Manhattan as a teenager,  then moved on to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  After completing at the Academy, Peter worked in many NYU graduate films and then landed in the historic film Raging Bull.  Peter continued to pursue all aspects of the business eventually moving to Los Angeles where he was a member of The Grace Players Theatre Company and enjoyed the classics.  Always keeping his eye on film Peter worked on films like Independence Day, Face Off and Shadow Of Doubt with Melanie Griffith and Tom Berenger who he had formerly worked with in a Abel Ferrara film Fear City. While on the west coast Peter ventured up to Vancouver to work on X-Files. Never loosing his love for the stage Peter had the opportunity to work in the Pulitzer Prize play Anna In The Tropics at the prestige's Public Theatre in Pittsburgh.  In TV, the Soprano's final episode was yet another accomplishment.  Its not quantity it’s quality.

Peter is very honored and grateful to be cast in this wonderful production of "Bocce Ballers" alongside an exquisite cast of fine actors.  My Familia. 

Carla Nager - Patrizia Bianchi

CARLA NAGER was born and raised in Long Beach, Long Island and has been performing comedy for decades with standup at The Comic Strip and improv at The Peoples Improv Theater and Magnet Theater. An invited musical guest in Ali Farahnakian’s Labor Day Show, The Neil Michaels Show and guest improviser in Megan Gray’s We Might Just Kiss, All Female Improv to name just a few, Carla was also the founder of the indie team, Secret Crush. Her sold out, autobiographical show at The PIT, “The Carla Show. This is What I Do.”, combined original music, classic sketches, baton twirling, hip hop and tap.

She was most recently seen in the award winning, Someone to Belong to, an original musical featured in the FringeNYC 2013 Festival as Miss Sasslebaum, written and produced by Christine DeNoon and Lorie Steele under the direction of Leslie Collins.

With a B.S in Music Ed from Duquesne University, Carla teaches piano and secondary instruments and has been a freelance columnist and food editor. Her proudest accomplishment is her family and she apologizes every time they become fodder. Carla is eternally grateful for Bocce and feels privileged to know the Bianchi family.

Chris Domig - Julian Bianchi

Christopher has worked in theatre and film in the USA and Europe and speaks German and English fluently.  He received his M.F.A in Acting from Southern Methodist Univsersity. Distinguished accomplishments include the English World Premiere of "Dirt" by Robert Schneider in New York for which he received the Outstanding Actor Award-FringeNYC. The International Tour of "Dirt" followed to great critical success with over 100 performances, and was received in Edinburgh, Vancouver B.C., Berlin, and London. He received an Innovative Theatre Award nomination for his work in "Mysterious Way". He has had the opportunity to work with Academy Nominated director Bobby Garabedian on his film "Renew". Feature films include "Second Story Man", "Small of Her Back", "3 People I've Never Heard Of", and "Bastards Of Young." Christopher plays piano, guitar, accordion and harmonica and has composed two albums "Hovering Above Water" and "Epithalamium".

Matt Hurley - Michael Bianchi

New York:  Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Co.), The Gumshoe at War(Signature Theatre), Mr. Bengt’s Wife (August Strindberg Rep), Arcadia (Actors Shakespeare Company), What the Sparrow Said (Dixon Place), AK-47 Sing Along (HERE Arts Center), As You Like It, La Ronde, A Midsummer Nights Dream (Riverside Theatre.)  Regional: Red Barn: A New Musical, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Doctor Faustus, Hamlet, As You Like It, Richard II, Henry IV part I, and Two Gentleman of Verona (Independent Shakespeare Company.)  Film/TV:  Hell On Wheels (AMC).  Would like to thank his entire family for their unbelievable love and support.  Education: MFA Columbia University.

Amanda D'Aquila - Lindsay Bianchi

Amanda has a BFA from UNCSA, loves Shakespeare, and has worked on the other side of the biz in the casting department, literary development and now as an executive producer.  She would like to thank her loving, generous, wonderful, (Italian) husband, Scott, and her super best friend, Jill.

 

 

 

 

Jill Pinnella Corso - Kristen Bianchi

Jill is a comedy writer and blogger whose acting experience includes some amazing class improv shows at the UCB Theater in New York and a high school production in which she played Judge Judy. Many thanks to her husband Tom, supportive family, including everyone that has pitched in so far on this project, and especially her super best friend, Amanda.