Monday, May 31, 2010

Next meet/reading will be on Wed, June 9 at 6:30 pm

The next GIAA meeting and reading will be on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 pm.
We will again meet at the home of Jordan Auslander, 321 w. 24th st (at 8th Ave), Apt 21 J.
expect business to be discussed from 630-7,
'A Tomato Can;t Grow in the Bronx'
by Gary Morgenstein
call back read 7-8
Jordan one act to be read 8-830

Tomato candidates who do not want to stick around after their read can leave no problem...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Live Performers Wanted

GIAA's President Emeritus Paul Borghese is seeking live performers for an upcoming Sons of Italy Italian Feast to be held September 17th, 18th and 19th in Tappan, NY in the County of Rockland just 15 minutes from the George Washington Bridge. Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Vaudeville performers, skits, all of Italian or Italian American theme. No pay but an opportunity to perform in front of a large audience on a professional outdoor stage with professional sound accompaniment. Some of the already committed talent line up consist of STEVE MAGLIO, AL SAPIENZA, JOHNNY AVINO, LOUIE "Scoops" VANARIA and The BRONX TALES, JENNA ESPOSITO, FRANK ANGILARI and more.


For more information or to offer yourself and your talents for consideration please email Paul at

Thursday, May 6, 2010

GIAA member Jordan Auslander appearing with Little French Players June 5 - 7

GIAA member Jordan Auslander will be appearing in Le Salon (The Living Room) by Debbie Weiss at Eglise Francaise du St. Esprit, 109 E. 60th St (between Park & Lexington Aves). This absurd play (in French and English) is directed by Paris Mitchell and presentetd by The Little French Church Players in association with Eglise Francaise du St. Esprit.

Performances are Sat June 5 at 7:30, Sun June 6at 3:30, and Monday June7 at 7:30. A $7 donation is suggested. Reservations are essential and can be made via e-mail at or by calling 212-838-5680.

Minutes of GIAA meeting of May 5

The meeting was called to order at 6:45 PM by President Carlo Fiorletta.

Issues discussed were as follows:
4A’s: Mara Lesemann represented GIAA on the ad hoc committee that was formed to review the jurisdictional dispute between AGMA and Equity regarding which union would represent the performers in the current Broadway show Come Fly With Me.

The next 4A’s meeeting is scheduled for May 26. Carlo Fiorletta will attend; members
interested in attending as well should contact him at

Equity: Rachel Caccese and Alyson Linefsky are eligible to join Equity. Once they have submitted their application, they should inform Mara Lesemann so that she can provide Equity with the required documentation. Simcha Borenstein has been through the process most recently and can provide color on the experience.

Theater production: Gary Morgenstein’s play You Can’t Grow Tomatoes in the Bronx, which was read at a meeting a few months ago, was not accepted by the NYC Fringe Festival this year. We’re exploring the possibility of putting it up separately as a GIAA production; members will be kept informed of progress on that subject.

Elections: No competing slate came forward during the nominating period so the vote was to approve the slate below. Carlo Fiorletta made a motion for a vote, Gary Morgenstein seconded, and it passed unanaimously.

President: Carlo Fiorletta
1st Vice President : Carson Grant
2nd Vice President : Debbie Klaar
Secretary/Treasurer: Mara Lesemann
Councilor: Lou Nargi
Councilor: Elaine LeGaro
Councilor: Ron Piretti
Alternate Councilor: Simcha Borenstein
Alternate Councilor: Lauren Cozza

Reading: The reading of guest artist Dan Fiorlella’s screenplay Hitler’s Script was well received by those in attendance.

Following an informal discussion of the script, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM.

Mara Lesemann