Founder of the Demitasse Players
Benna Strober Psy. D.
Benna is a founding member of the Demitasse Players who took on the starring role of Dee, in our first play “Via Delarosa” performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Benna has performed in many productions and readings for Armonk Players, Fort Hill Players of White Plains, and Chill Bucket Productions. Benna, a child/adolescent psychologist, is thrilled to be part of the Demitasse Players and to use her passion for the stage as a medium to shed light on how untreated mental illness affects not only its victims but their families and loved ones as well.
Nick made his debut with the Demitasse Players with our troupe’s premier play, Via Delarosa, and has also played the lead role in our troupe’s teleplay “The Atheist and Mystic Al Fresco.
Nick has also performed in film, T.V. and web projects. He has also received TANYS Awards for his performances in Peak Experience and By our Fingernails.
Nick has also performed in the following plays in Westchester and New York City: ANNA CHRISTIE (Vocal Theater), TAKE ME OUT (Rising Action Theater),FREEDOM SUMMER (Brecht Forum), MIKE, SAUL AND THE PIGEONS (SOOP to Nuts Theater), FATHERS OF THE DARK KNIGHT (Lion’s Roar Prod.), THEHARDWARE DIARIES (Manhattan Rep), HARLOTS AND HERESY (NVT), THEHONEYMOONERS (NVT), THE BURNING OF NEW YORK (Shades Rep), BREAKINGLEGS (Greenville), DOUBT (Pound Ridge Theater), IT’S ALL ABOUT THEKIDS (Hunziker Theater), BENT (Brookfield TFA), ONE WORLD.ONE HOPE. (Blue State Prod.), ROMEO AND JULIET (Center Stage Playhouse), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Chatham Playhouse), RUMORS (Heritage Hills Theater), many more.
Danielle Hover made her Demitasse Players debut in the Psychotronic comedy, The Clothes Line, taking on the lead role of Dr. Papp.
Danielle was last seen in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with the Harrison players. She is a professional singer and actress and has sung with her father’s big band, Al Altieri and the Taste of Brass, and in the Title Roles in the national tours of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Prince. Other credits include: Pam- Baby, Narrator- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Aldonza – Man of La Mancha and Rosie – Bye Bye Birdie. When she’s not on stage, Danielle can be seen teaching Zumba and Aqua fitness classes at Clubfit in Briarcliff and Jefferson Valley, or running around after her toddler!
A.J. made his debut with the Demitasse Players taking on the lead role as the son in the teleplay, Bottle Cap. He is attending SUNY Fredonia with a Theatre Arts major concentrating in acting. He has also been in acting under Paul Mackovak, and in movement and realism under Nestor Bravo.
A.J. has been the character Antu in the play Totem Golem, and has appeared in the film Return to the Falls, and the television show Unusual Attraction.
Cloe made her debut with the Demitasse Players taking on the lead role as the mother, in the teleplay, Bottle Cap. She is attending SUNY Fredonia majoring in acting. Cloe has also written plays, directed, and is also make- up artist. She has also appeared in the movies, The True Adventures of Wolfboy and Unusual Attractions airing on Prime Video.
Alexa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Psychotherapist with her own Private Practice. She works with individuals, couples, and families, treating children and adult.
She also hosts her own radio show: Insight Into Healing which airs on blogtalkradio.com/alexas29, Wednesday’s at 8pmEST . You can see her TV Show: The Alexa Show on alexatvshow.com .
Alexa has over fifteen years of experience acting on stage, in television and films. She was seen in lead roles in the following Stage Productions/TANYS: Roundelay, A Lonely Summit, Find A Penny, Metamorphosis, A Temptation, A Wish, Well, A Lying Truth, Amaranthine Thread, Menu Driven The Pursuit Of Love ,Odd Jobs, Menu Driven, 10 Minutes Early, Nuts and Bolts, and Eating Out.
Is a multitalented artist, musician and actor. Born in Bulgaria and educated in Europe and well traveled, Polin’s education and artistic experiences makes her a natural actor who brings a natural bohemian swank into her performances.
Polin made her debut with the Demitasse Players playing the role of Kim, a pseudo hippie daughter of an aging baby boomer father, in the psychotronic movie, “Do we Teach our Children Well.” When not acting Polin is working on her PHD in chemistry.
Mental Health Spokesperson
Victoria is an author, lecturer, educator , and currently
serves on an anti bullying committee in Westchester
County. Victoria along with troupe members Roberto
Ragone, Drew Caico, and Susan Bond will be taking the
lead launching the Demitasse Players Studio E dedicated
to developing psychotronic films.
Is a multi-talented and accomplished actress with extensive theater and film experience, as well as a director and producer. Susan studied at the HB Studio , and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Manhattanville College. Susan is the newest member of the Demitasse Players, taking over the helm of talent acquisition and strategic planning.
Donna L. White
Artist at Large
Donna made her debut with the Demitasse Players taking on a lead role as Freda, in our psychotronic dramedy, “An Existential Date.” Donna L. White has had the privilege of working with wonderful theatre companies in NY/CT. Favorite roles include Lady M (ForAll Theatre, Peekskill), Juror 9 (Twelve Angry Women – Alpha NYC), Cindy Hammond (Diminished Capacity – YCP Theatreworks), Becca (Rabbit Hole – YCP Theatreworks) and Sonia (Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike – Carriage House / Wilton Playhouse, CT). Donna can also be seen in Monsters Inside You (AMC) and The Lies That Bind (ID Network).
Artist at Large
Robert has been involved with Community Theater since the early 1980’s. He has taken lead roles in shows such as Auntie Mame, West Side Story, The Man who Came to Dinner, and The Devil and Daniel Webster. He has also performed in many chorus and ensemble roles in shows like, Carnival, Annie Get Your Gun, The Pajama Game, and And Once Upon a Mattress.
Robert has also appeared in episodes of Universal Studios productions of Superboy, and Swampthing. Robert’s artistic resume also includes singing, comedy, improv, magic, and spitting fire. Robert will be making his debut with the Demitasse Players playing the role of Jonathan in the present, in Thoughts for a Lost Friend.
After attending Southern Connecticut State University, Jeff trained at the Kahana Stunt School in Florida. Returning to New York he studied acting in New York City. Jeff has performed in theatre, film, and T.V. for audiences in Connecticut and New York for years.
Jeff made his acting debut with the Demitasse Players in the teleplay, “Existential Rants,” where he shared with the audience his versatile skills as both an actor and existential comedian.
Is an accomplished and educated musician holding two Bachelor’s degrees one in Music, and one in Audio/Radio
Scott E. Smith
Scott made his debut with the Demitasse Players in 2018 as the technical director and assistant director for the performance of “Roundelay” performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Scott was also a musician in the Demitasse Band. He was a passionate musician, songwriter, poet and great conversationalist well versed in many subjects. Scott was known for his technical wizardry and his musical acumen
Artist at Large
Richard is a man of many talents with extensive experience as a film, TV, and stage actor, singer, and vocalist on numerous voice over’s. He has recently performed in the movie “Victims” available on Netflix. He has played the lead in two of Arthur Miller’s plays performed at the Westport Community theater. Richard is also one of the lead vocalists in the Demitasse Players’ band, and will taking on leading roles in The Demitasse Players upcoming presentations of “A Lonely Summit”, “Roundelay” “Bottle Cap”, and “Do we Teach our Children Well”?
Artist at large
Is an artist of many talents which include filmmaker, videographer, and musician. Jonathan also plays guitar and bass in the Demitasse Band, and is also the troupe’s videographer.
Director at large
Is an accomplished actress and singer
Artist at Large
Christine made her debut with the Demitasse Players as Patti, in THOUGHTS FOR A LOST FRIEND. Some of Christine’s other favorite stage roles include Lucy in LADY PARADISE (Colonial Williamsburg), which she wrote, Ginger in BECKY’S NEW CAR (Virginia Repertory Theatre) and Il Dottore in TALES OF LOVE AND SAUSAGES (Faction of Fools). On-camera local favorites; Reva in O’TOWNNY S1 & S2 (Boonedog Video & WCT), which she co-created/co-produced and Christine in THE SUN ROSE QUICKLY (Tall Nose Productions). She is a graduate of the Theatre Lab’s Honors Acting Conservatory, where she also completed Life Stories, a therapeutic arts program.
Has returned to the stage after a ‘few” decades hiatus attending to his real estate business. Now returning to his true passion in life, Nick made his debut with the Demitasse Players taking a few key roles in A Lonely Summit.
Digital Director and Marketing Director
Having worked as a Director of Web Services, Web Producer and Front-End Developer. Eric has worked with employers and clients to develop state-of-the-art WordPress websites, interactive, e-commerce and corporate websites, websites for entertainment, retail and municipal clients. In
Michelle brings to the Demitasse Player her passion for acting, her Ciceronian voice, and excellent range of talents and abilities. Her stage credits include key roles in such plays as the Crucible, Hamlet, Oklahoma!, Oliver!, Guys and Dolls, and Fiddler on the Roof- to name just a few. Performed at Queens College, Cornerstone Theater Company, Fordham University, and Maspeth Town Hall Drama Club. She is a graduate of CUNY Queens College.
Michelle made her acting debut in the Psychotronic movie, “An Existential Date.”
Studied acting at the L.A. Film Academy, and is an accomplished actor of stage and film. Darren is also a Marine veteran who served two tours of duty in Iraq. Darren made his debut with the Demitasse Players playing multiple roles in A Lonely Submit.
Artist at Large
Thomas has been involved in theater in the tri-state since 1976. He has also performed in student films, web series and numerous voiceovers. Thomas is new to the troupe, and has just completed the voiceovers for the playwright’s short stories and poems found on our website.
Is an accomplished actor having performed in school theater productions and
Musician at Large
Michael is an accomplished and creative musician whose instrument of choice is the bass guitar. Michael’s musical acumen and range includes playing the piano and a variety of horn and string instruments. He also has extensive experience with audio production.
Is an accomplished actor of film and stage, and an
Artist at Large
Scott is a multi-instrumentalist who has mastered many genres of music. As a guitarist he has a proven passion for jazz fusion, and as a percussionist has mastered African drumming having studied under master drummers. Scott has also performed with some of the nation’s top musicians. He also performed on America Got Talent, and was featured in Guitar Player Magazine’s 30th Anniversary issue in the new artist spotlight section. He is also a proven actor as well. Scott debuted with The Demitasse Players as the percussionist and guitarist, A Lonely Summit, and has performed on the Demitasse bands two CDs, A Bare Tree in the Sun, and Crooked Timber.
Josh has also performed in the plays Spamalot and Normal Heart