ANNA FISHBEYN (ACTOR, WRITER)
Anna Fishbeyn is an actor, writer, filmmaker and producer. Her play, My Stubborn Tongue, has played off-Broadway at the New Ohio Theatre, NY, United Solo Festival Theatre Row, NY, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY, Russian Diaspora and Israeli Film Festival, NY, and Soho Theatre, London. The Huffington Post called My Stubborn Tongue a “wild ride…an insightful entertaining show” and said “Anna has triumphed.” Jewish Week called the play, “Funny and poignant” and the Jewish Standard said that Anna has a “thrilling singing voice.” The play was featured on Radio Gorgeous, UK, recommended by The London Evening Standard, and described as “brilliant…4 Stars” by the Female Arts, UK. Anna Fishbeyn’s first play, Sex in Mommyville, was called “comic genius,” by WCBS Radio, recommended by Bloomberg News, compared to Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” by Jewish Week, and described as “shattering all the myths around women” by the Huffington Post.
Anna also created and wrote Happy Hour Feminism (dir. Adrian Roman). For her work on Happy Hour Feminism, Anna has won for Best Leading Actress, Best Screen Writer, Best Web Series, and Women Filmmakers. The web series has been nominated for Best Television Pilot, Best Comedy, and Best New Media and has been an official selection at over 11 Film Festivals. Her additional film work includes the short film, Again (Claire Zajdel), feature film, Without Hate (Eric Zaccar), and music videos Superfemme (Adrian Roman) and Bald No More (Adrian Roman). She holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from New School University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from Columbia University. She has made numerous TV and radio appearances, including FoxTV, The New York Times Podcast, Russian Television Network, WCBS Radio, RadioGorgeousUK, 99.5 FM New York, and has been featured in Today.com, NBC.com, the Huffington Post, UCAN Magazine, New York Examiner, DNAinfo, Tribeca Citizen, NYCasting, The Forward, AYoungerTheatre, London, and numerous blogs.
ADRIAN ROMAN (DIRECTOR)
Adrian Roman is a film and theater director, based in New York.
In theater, Adrian directed “My Stubborn Tongue CABARET” by Anna Fishbeyn, at the SOHO Theatre, London, Russian-Israeli Film Festival, NYC, Triad Theater, NYC, and Pushkin House, London. “My Stubborn Tongue CABARET” has been recommended by the London Evening Standard, Female Arts UK, Russia Beyond The Headlines, and has been featured on FoxTV, RadioGorgeousUK, and Russian Television Network.
Adrian directed “Soundwaves” by Joe Martin, an official selection at The New York Fringe Festival and a semi-finalist at the O’Neil Playwriting Competition. He also directed “Hurt” by Saviana Stanescu at Manhattan Repertory Theater, Times Square NYC, “The Lesson” by Eugene Ionesco at Riverside Theater, NYC, and “He/She” by Nanna Mwaluko at Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC. In Romania, he directed “Maitreyi” based on the novel by Mircea Eliade at the State Theater of Baia Mare, Romania, and “Art” by Yasmina Reza at the National Theatre Cluj, Romania.
Adrian Roman is the co-creator and the director of the web series ” HAPPY HOUR FEMINISM” a new comic web series written and co-created by Anna Fishbeyn. The series has won numerous prizes, including winner of Best Web Series, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actress, and has been nominated for Best Comedy, Best Guest Starring Role, and Best Television Pilot. The series has been an official selection at over 11 Film Festivals. Adrian’s other film work includes music videos, Bald No More, and Superfemme.
Adrian Roman is the recipient of The Dean Fellowship from Columbia University. He holds a Masters of the Arts from Columbia University, School of the Arts, in Theater Directing. He was a faculty member of the Academy of Theater, Media and Television of Cluj. He has taught theater directing and acting in New York and Romania, and has developed and staged new plays in London, New York, and Romania.