Lora Lee Ecobelli is a classically trained actress, writer, teacher and the Artistic Director of Blue Horse Repertory Company. Broadway & Off-Broadway credits include: A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Trojan Woman, Antigone, Aurora Leigh, Hamlet.(*Winner of the Harold Clurman award for best leading actress for The Vise). Regional: The Cherry Orchard, Blithe Spirit, On Golden Pond, The Three Sisters, The Seagull, Our Town, A Street Car Named Desire, Television: Elmoplooza, MTV, Comedy Central, Upright Citizens Brigade. Film: The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Judy Berlin, The Abolitionists, Speechless, The Veil, Jimmy's Cafe, Motion Sick, Dating a Zombie. *Member Actors Equity & SAG-AFTRA.
WE'RE THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD!
Hudson Air is a radio theatre performance troupe, directed by Andrew Joffe. Actors Nancy Rothman, Lora Lee Ecobelli, Byron Nilsson, James Occhino, foley artist Bob Hanley and musician Lincoln Mayorga round out the talented and versatile ensemble. Our performances include live music and sound effects and showcase the work of Hudson Valley playwrights along with radio adaptations from classic authors.
Our unique programing is highly original, eclectic and exciting. Audience members get a chance to close their eyes and use their imaginations the way radio audiences did for decades, or they can watch the technicians and see how old-fashioned sound effects are created.
We are collaborating with PS21 Performance Spaces, The Hudson Opera House and WGXC Hands-on-Radio 90.7-FM. to bring you these live performances. Stay tuned for information on upcoming radio broadcasts and performances.
Hudson Air is also available for bookings in theatres, concert halls and for private and corporate functions.
For a sampling of some of Hudson Air's live broadcasts, please listen to the following Mp3 recording, recorded live at The Hudson Opera House in 2013.
Mother Daughter Dinner by Andrew Joffe
Andrew Joffe (Director/Actor): HRC: Boss; OCP: The Bonus Room; BTF: Made in the Berkshires, Moonchildren; New Stage Theatre: Blood Sky, Trial of FDR, Fahrenheit 451, The Dock Brief; A Thousand Clowns; Castle Hill Theatre: And Then There Were None, family theater; Mixed Company: April in Paris; Aglet Theater: Other People’s Money, Sin, Sylvia, The Waverly Gallery, Don’t Blame Me: I Voted For Helen Gahagan Douglas, The Dining Room, The Art of Dining, That Championship Season, Dance of Death, Chapter Two. Also: playwright, director, award-winning opera librettist and poet.
Nancy Rothman (AEA, SAG-AFTRA)is happy to be working with Blue Horse Repertory. She has acted on stages in NYC, regionally and abroad, as well as on film, television and radio. Trained at Emerson College, Harvard University, NYU in Paris and by many fine teachers, some of her past credits include Tribe, Antigone, The Lover, The Ruffian on the Stair,On The Line, Look Back In Anger, The Letters of Emily Dickinson, Lysistrata, The Puppetmaster of Lodz, 900 Dreams, Chopin and Candlelight, Three Viewings, Our Town, Eurydice, The Cherry Orchard, Long Ago and Far Away and The Lady of Larkspur Lotion. A founding member of Walking The Dog Theater's Improv Ensemble, OFF LEASH, and of Hudson Air Radio Theatre, she values laughter and improvisation as meditation practices
James Occhino is an actor, writer and producer. His early career began in improvisational theater and during a four year stay in London, he gravitated toward the classics, playing Horner in The Country Wife and Orlando in the Mercury Theater’s production of As You Like It. He taught stage combat for years both abroad and in Los Angeles where, in addition to taking on the challenges of Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet at ACT Tucson he did a variety of guest appearances on sit-coms and episodic TV dramas. Currently, in addition to voiceover work, he enjoys test driving new plays in staged readings as well as creating his own characters such as the slightly unhinged Seamus McNulty from last year’s End Times Salon at the Ancram Opera House. He is honored to be part of Blue Horse Rep and grateful for the chance it gave him to cut loose in Tennessee Williams’ The Lady of Larkspur Lotion. There’s something about a southern accent that just makes everything that much more fun!
Bob Hanley (foley artist) Robert Hanley is a newcomer to the local stage. Rob's more familiar haunts have included Central Florida's stand up comedy and alternative rock scenes. Rob also writes sketch comedy and sci-fi, as well as, audio podcasting and sound effects.
Byron Nilsson has been writing about theater, music, dance, movies, restaurants, and more since 1984 for such area publications as Metroland, the Schenectady Gazette, the Albany Times-Union, the Albany Knickerbocker News, and Capital Region magazine. He also works professionally as an actor, including a decade with the NYS Theatre Institute, and as a playwright, with works performed in Manhattan at Ensemble Studio Theatre and the NY Fringe Festival. He is a member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Dramatists Guild, and his blog Words and Music features writings old and new at banilsson.blogspot.com.
Lincoln Mayorga(musical director)Find a musician who is equally versatile and virtuosic regardless of musical genres and you've found Lincoln Mayorga. The range of his professional success transcends the varied worlds of classical music, popular music, and jazz. For many years, Lincoln enjoyed one of the busiest studio careers in Hollywood. He was the staff pianist for Walt Disney Studios and contributed to the soundtracks of such motion pictures as "Chinatown," "Pete's Dragon,"The Competition,"The Rose," and "Ragtime",to name a few. As pianist, arranger,and conductor, Lincoln made many recordings with such artists as Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand, Vikki Carr, Mel Torme, Phil Ochs, Andy Williams, Frank Zappa, and Quincy Jones. Lincoln has taken his diverse 18th through 21st century repertoire to more than two-hundred cities across the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. His performing collaborations have been with such musicians as Itzhak Perlman, Richard Stoltzman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, and many distinguished American orchestras. He has become recognized as a champion of American music. The Moscow Philharmonic invited him to perform Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue and "I Got Rhythm" Variations, on their first concert devoted to American music. The recordings derived from that concert have been widely praised in the music press and are often played on the radio. Lincoln has been the featured guest on "Piano Jazz,"Marion McPartland's popular program on National Public Radio. He recently completed the composition of a piano concerto,"Angels' Flight," a nostalgic tribute to the city of Los Angeles and the cinematic musical idiom. This work had its first performance with the composer as soloist, assisted by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.