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Lyle Kessler’s play “Orphans” has been an international success in almost every country in the world since its Steppenwolf Theater Production in Chicago and New York. Albert Finney starred in London’s West End production. “Orphans” will be produced on Bwy, Spring 2013, starring Alec Baldwin, directed by Dan Sullivan. “Collision” opens at the Off Bwy Rattlestick Theater, Jan./Feb. 2013. Other plays include “The Watering Place,” “Possession,” “Robbers,” “Unlisted” and “The Great Divide” in development at the Labyrinth Theater Co. His films include “Orphans,” “Gladiator,” “The Saint of Fort Washington” and “Touched,” which he co-starred in. Mr. Kessler studied acting with Lee Strasberg and is a member of the Actors Studio and Labyrinth Theater Company. He served as the Director of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. He and Mark Rydell co-moderated the Playwright/Directors Unit of the Actors Sutdio West for eleven years before Mr. Kessler moved back to New York this past year with his wife, actress Margaret Ladd. Together they developed an Arts and Mental Health Program called the Imagination Workshop, which brings Theater Artists in to work with hospitalized psychiatric patients in both N.Y. and L.A.

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