Who We Are

Founding Sharers

Montgomery Sutton is an actor, playwright, director, and educator. RUDE GROOMS: The Witch of Edmonton (Frank), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Secret Shakespeare Hunt (Actor-Manager). Other acting work includes – LONDON: Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe), Henry V (Passion in Practice); OFF-BROADWAY: New York Classical Theatre; REGIONAL: The Winter’s Tale (Seven Stages Shakespeare), Measure for Measure, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, Richard III (Trinity Shakespeare), Henry V (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre), Casa Manana, Uptown Players, Watertower Theatre, Savannah Music Festival, and world premieres of Booth (Second Thought Theatre), Tomorrow Come Today (Undermain Theatre), and On the Eve (Theatre Three); FILM/NEW MEDIA: Trouble with Women (Rising Star Award, CIFF, 2014; available on Amazon Prime), Day 90, and the upcoming podcast series “1865.” BFA, NYU; 2015 International Actors Fellowship (Shakespeare’s Globe). Recognitions: Dallas Observer Best Performances 2014; DFW Critics Forum Award 2013; New York Innovative Theater Award nominee; Critical Rant & Rave Best Actor 2015. Plays and adaptations: Antigone, Your Colonel, Advent, Broken Water, and Patience, developed or produced with the Gilbert Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, Salt Pillar Productions, Kitchen Dog Theatre (NNPN), The Aviary, EBE Ensemble, Junior Players. Directing: Antigone (Gilbert Theatre); The Oracle (Take Ten Festival – nominee, Best Director); The Shrew, The Tempest (Seven Stages Shakespeare Company); The Soothsayer (LIC One-Act Festival); additional productions and readings with Junior Players and EBE Ensemble. His short film Between the Lines won Best Screenplay and was nominated for Best Director at the 2018 Sparrow Film Project. He has taught with the World Shakespeare Conference, New York Shakespeare Company, Rude Grooms, Shakespeare Dallas, Passion in Practice, Junior Players, and Dallas Children’s Theater. As a private coach and teacher, former students have been accepted into a variety of conservatory programs, including Juilliard and NYU. Website: montgomerysutton.com. Instagram & Twitter: @montgomerysutto

Founding Associates

Dan Beaulieu (actor)

Dan Beaulieu – For Rude Grooms, Dan was an actor in The Ingenue Project. NEW YORK: Advent staged reading (Salt Pillar Productions); REGIONAL: Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Seven Stages Shakespeare Company. Co-Host of No Holds Bard- The Shakespeare Podcast Shakespeare would have listened to.*  TRAINING: University of New Hampshire; Regents College.  www.danbeauknows.com Twitter & IG @danbeauknows. All the Love in the world to the Ingenue in this love story called Life, Christine.

Calley Luman – RUDE GROOMS: The Ingenue Project (Actor-Manager), Much Ado About Nothing (Associate Producer). NEW YORK: A Dream Play (Egg & Spoon). REGIONAL: Hamlet (Seven Stages Shakespeare). INTERNATIONAL: A Midsummer Night’s Dreame (Wales). VISUAL ART: Reveries: An Immersive Theatrical Experience (The Tank); The Place in Brooklyn; and PHREAKOUT_ (The Nursery); WRITING: Cracking Patterns: A Journey thru Codependency, a 3-part poetry series self-published and hand-bound, Invisibility, One Hundred Voices Anthology. Co-Founder of the NYC Women’s Art Collective which provides performance and networking opportunities for femme artists in the city. You can follow her creative efforts on Instagram at @calley_at.

Laura Piccoli – RUDE GROOMS: The Witch of Edmonton (Costume Coordinator); Much Ado About Nothing (Actor-Manager & Costume Design). As an actor her credits include: Film/TV: Law and Order: SVU (dir. Mariska Hargitay), Samantha Moonley’s Greatest Feeling (dir. David Light and Garrett Kennell, Audience Award NFFTY). Theater: The Shrew, The Tempest (Seven Stages Shakespeare Company), Tape (Bridge Theatre), Unhealthy (Battalion Theatre). BFA, NYU (Stella Adler Studio and RADA). Website: lauracpiccoli.com

Will O’Hare – RUDE GROOMS: The Witch of Edmonton (Sir Arthur), Secret Shakespeare Hunt (Actor). LONDON: Henry V (Passion in Practice at Sam Wanamaker Theatre); BROADWAY: Mary Poppins, The History Boys; OFF-BROADWAY: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre For A New Audience), Bullet For Adolf (Children At Play), The Bomb (International Wow Company), Expense of Spirit (International Wow Company) TORONTO: Hamlet (Why Not Theatre), King Lear (Hart House Theatre). Will is a core #Stickwork teacher for Rude Grooms and teaches Shakespeare at Michael Howard Studios.

Deb Radloff is a yoga teacher/actor/writer/teaching artist/producer/creator thrilled to speak of herself in the third person along with helping artists thrive. For Rude Grooms, she played Dogberry in the Commons Series production of Much Ado About Nothing. NYC CREDITS: Much ADO About Nothing (M.O.D theatre), “Mother Knows Best” (Best Emerging solo artist at the United Solo Theatre festival), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Classic Stage Company), Brewed (NYC Fringe) REGIONAL: Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Northern Stage); The Yiddish Are Coming: The Chosen Musical (world premiere, Denver Civic Theatre); Pericles, Othello, Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival); Richard III, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Inherit Wind, Amadeus, As You Like it, and Death of a Salesman (The Old Globe). M.F.A The Old Globe/USD. 200hr yoga cert: Sonic yoga. Rep. by the amazing folx at Professional Artists.

Molly Thomas – For Rude Grooms, Molly played Beatrice in the Commons Series production of Much Ado About Nothing. Other favorite roles include Creon in Titan Theatre Company’s MEDEA, Tybalt in ROMEO & JULIET, and a very hungry Mob in CORIOLANUS. She also performs nationwide with the Vixens En Garde, an all-female sword-fighting and Shakespeare troupe, of which she is a founding member. BFA NYU: Atlantic Acting School. www.MollyThomasNY.com.