Hailing from Yorktown Virginia, Brooke Gorsica is a Multimedia designer local to metropolitan New Jersey. Brooke Gorsica achieved her Bachelor of Arts at George Mason University (Fairfax VA) in 2019 with a double minor in Film and Media Studies & Event Technology. Brooke has been working professionally in theater for seven years. She is currently serving on the board of directors for West Hudson Arts & Theater Company as the Technical Advisor for Media & Lighting. Some of her selected past lighting design work includes: Miracle on 34th St. (West Hudson Arts & Theater Company), A Collection of Original One Act Plays & Monologues 2019 (Apricot Sky), Rumors (West Hudson Arts & Theater Company), The Seagull (The Wheel Theatre Co.), Really Really (The Mason Players), Nobody Dies on Friday (Conscience Drama Directive), The Blind (D.C. Capital Fringe). When she is not lighting designing, you can often find her on film sets or working as a freelance videographer, photographer & graphic designer. To view her portfolio, please visit
Bob has been active in live theatre for nearly 50 years having degrees in Acting and Directing and Theatre Education. He was a school teacher for 40 years before retiring in 2009. He has appeared Off-Off Broadway and in local theatre productions. Bob has Directed professionally for community theatre groups and specialized in large scale musicals. Most recently, he has been associated with "Murder to Go" creater of the Interactive Musical Murder Mystery. He has appeared in and Directed over 20 shows for them and has a lead role in their interactive feature film "Murder at Cafe Noir." He appeared in a promotional film for the Jespy house this past summer.
When not involved in Acting and Directing, he enjoys being with his grandaughters, Justina and Jordyn. He and his wife, Sandy live in a log cabin on a lake in Morris County. Bob is thrilled to be part of Apricot Sky Productions, working with the talented members of his company.
Celeste M. Fasone is a former National award-winning television performer, interviewer and host of news, sports and entertainment shows for United Artists and several cable networks. She has appeared most recently in Discovery channel Series “Evil Lives Here.”
Celeste has appeared in local theater productions for 30 years in shows including Grease, Steel Magnolias, Lost in Yonkers, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Original One Act Plays, Casualties of Love, Cracking Mother’s Bones, and Leading Ladies. She is also a veteran of numerous indie films including And So Life Goes On, which won awards at several film festivals and The Attic and Satans Little Helpers which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently she starred as Nana in the film of the same now premiering at Film Festivals across the state.
Jon has performed in multiple award winning films Riff and Cleanse Pest, Rest and Rise and Shine and multiple television productions.He has also appeared in multiple stage productions throughout the New York New Jersey region including The Producer’s Club, The Grove Street and the Rhino Theatre performing in A Sketch of New York, Free, Selling God, Sorry Shakespeare, and Terminal.
Jon has also been written stories for stage and film including Cooper’s Packing, Moving On, and Home Security.
Sarah Gorden (EMC) is a NYC based Producer, Director, and Actor. Her favorite roles include Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Cass in Wonder of the World, but was most recently seen as Romeo in an all female production of Romeo and Juliet. Her most recent appearance in the short film, Sit with Fear, premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival in July. Sarah will be directing her first full length play, Tin Cat Shoes by Trish Harnetiaux, at Nutley Little Theatre this spring. She directed several other one acts with her company, Drawing Cats Productions. When not performing, Sarah works as a Company Administrator for Luna Stage in New Jersey and scours new publications for the perfect audition monologues, which she shares on her TikTok. She is also pursuing a graduate certification in Theatre for Diversity and Social Change from Montclair State. You can follow her @saraphrased_scripts on TikTok and Instagram and on her website sarahgorden.com
Alexis has been recently been part of shows at Apricot Sky Productions (The Last Pastrami Sandwich), Teaneck New Theater (The Farnsworth Invention), WHATCo (Bridesmaid Murder), and Studio Playhouse (Miracle on 34th Street, Princess Superhero Tales, Stuart Little, and others).. She has also studied, taught, and performed improv in NJ and NYC at theaters including Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, the Magnet, and The PIT, and with Montclair Improv Comedy. She is grateful to her wonderful family, including her two daughters who allow her to miss bedtime for rehearsals.
Lisa is a playwright, fiction writer, journalist, and actress. She has wanted to be a writer since she was 6 years old. She has a degree in English-Writing from William Paterson University and has written various short stories, poems, monologues and one act plays. She has acted in a few student films, has done background work for TV, and has performed at various community theaters in NJ. Lisa also freelance writes for The Montclair Local. By day, Lisa works FT as an Accounts Payable Coordinator for a board of education office in Bergen County.
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Alexa has over 20 years of experience acting on stage, in television and films. She was seen in lead roles in the following Stage Productions: Days, Roundelay, A Lonely Summit, 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. She has also had lead roles in independent films, TV, and internet such as: Gail Scott Key/ENOW, Enemy Minds, Penelope, PSA /Lung Cancer Reverse, The Project, Return to Innocence Lost, and Beautiful Other television credits include principal roles in It's All Geek To Me, The View, and Lucille Roberts.
In addition to acting, Alexa is also a successful Commercial Model and a certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor. She teaches kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, aqua aerobics and step.
Alexa works with individuals, couples, and families. she treats children and adults experiencing a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, divorce, interpersonal relationships, communication/relational skills, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and trauma. Alexa Servodidio is more than just a therapist. She’s a mom, a well-known TV and radio personality, and a relatable social media connection.
Her first book Finding Your Peace Within The Chaos quickly became a companion guide for surviving and thriving during the COVID pandemic. Her insight into navigating chaotic times has helped many to find balance over the last few years.
Nationally recognized i for her syndicated television show, podcasts and speaking engagements. Alexa is always tuned-in to our connection with each other. Online she is known as ‘Ask Alexa Therapy’ across all social media platforms. Followers flock to her Facebook LIVE each Sunday to ‘Ask Alexa’ everything.
When she is not on-air, Alexa Servodidio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who has her own private practice. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Alexa holds an undergraduate degree from Pace University and she did a Master of Social Work from Fordham University.
Alexa’s therapy practice in the shadow of New York City sees the new normal. People with hurdles and struggles to overcome. They are battling life; a life that can include ups and downs of all kinds: divorce, addictions, compulsions, destructive behaviors, and negative patterns. Imperfectly perfect people, like most of us. People that need someone to talk to, someone to trust. Alexa is that person. Not just because she’s trained to be, because she simply is. It’s her calling and she answered.
As we come out into the world again post-pandemic Alexa is planning a series of workshops focused on building community and connections. This new book: Your Walk In Life: A Guide To Transforming Your Pain Into Peace: is the center of that mission and a part of Alexa’s walk in life.
Maura became a member of Apricot Sky after appearing in their last two productions:“Flush” and “Language of Love”. She is looking forward to becoming even more heavily involved in future Apricot Sky productions. Maura holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and currently works as a project manager for a global public accounting firm.
Kimberly Jackson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in dance and a minor in Musical Theater at Montclair State University as an NJ STARS scholar. She began her training at the Ballet Barre School of Dance in Andover, NJ. She studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance, and was a member of the studio’s competition ensemble for several years. Throughout high school, she participated in the musicals and continued perfecting her craft in dance and choreography. As a performer, Kimberly has been in numerous works at County College of Morris, MSU, American College Dance Festival, HATCH Presenting Series, the 92nd Street Y, and DUMBO Dance Festival. She was awarded the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council honor for dance, and was recognized by the County College of Morris for outstanding dance performance. She recently became a company member of the Zaman Dance Theatre Collective.
Kimberly has also been involved in theatre productions regionally and Off Broadway. Some of her favorite shows include A Chorus Line, Pippi Longstocking, and Spring Awakening. She was last seen as "Adella," a Princess, and a Gull in The Little Mermaid at the Growing Stage.
Kimberly has also choreographed pieces for CCM and MSU, as well as musicals for high schools, colleges, and community theatre, including Hairspray, The Producers, and Suessical. In 2015, her original piece, "Rodin in Movement," was selected for the 21st annual Jersey Voices Festival in Chatham, where it received overwhelmingly positive reviews. In 2016, Kimberly directed and choreographed an original one act "Decades" for Apricot Sky Productions. In 2014, Kimberly began work at FAITH Center for the Arts in Randolph, NJ where she is currently building their dance program. She is also on faculty at The Ballet Barre teaching jazz, tap, and musical theatre to students of all ages. As a choreographer and teacher, Kimberly strives to create a tableau of movement onstage while encouraging anyone and everyone to work, believe, and achieve in an energetic and positive atmosphere.
Kristin Barber-Furlong is thrilled to be a member of Apricot Sky Productions! She has worked at many area theaters including Westfield Community Players, Chatham Playhouse, Circle Playhouse, Villagers, Playhouse 22, Nutley Little Theater, Summit Playhouse, and Old Library Theater. Some of Kristin’s credits include Proof, The Children’s Hour, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias, Extremities, Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jersey Voices, The House of Blue Leaves, Rope, Light Up The Sky, and The Watseka Wonder. Kristin studied at MontclairStateUniversity, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Weist-Barron School of Film and Television. She is a former talent agent and coaches children and teens in the areas of film, TV, and theater. By day, Kristin is a high school teacher.
Vito is excited to be a charter member of Apricot Sky Productions. Recent roles include Billy Durkin in Mrs Jaye (Apricot Sky Productions), Milt in Tennyson, Anyone? (Studio Players), Eddie Carbone in A View From The Bridge (Studio Players). Favorite roles include Lenny Ganz in Rumors (Pax Amicus), Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace (Somerset Valley Playhouse), Harry Roat in Wait Until Dark (Trilogy Repertory), Col Nathan Jessup (Bethlehem Theatre) and Antonio in Twelfth Night (Trilogy Repertory). Film credits include George Schaffer in AJ Epyx Productions independent feature film, 'Dishonorable Vendetta'.
Gus Ibranyi is proud to be a member of Apricot Sky having recently appeared in Two Left Feet and The Wrong Line. Favorite roles include: Benjamin in The Graduate, Richard Loeb in Never the Sinner, Paul in Barefoot in the Park, and Mitchell Green in The Little Dog Laughed.
Heather has been with Apricot Sky since 2001 when she was the stage manager for "Ribbons", a chairty show to benefit the families of the 9/11 tragedies. Heather is no stranger to the stage. She has been in many productions throughout New Jersey since 1992. Some of her favorite productions were "Annie Get Your Gun" as Dolly, "Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Seussical," and "Crazy For You." When not on stage or working in productions, Heather enjoys being a principal of Assumption Elementary School in Wood-Ridge.
Tom Blewitt- Directing credits include Frankenstein(Dover NJ), Destinations (Chatham Players), Parting Gifts (Barn Theatre), Death of a Legend (Dover NJ) & 10 Minutes Early (Apricotsky Productions).He was also the writer and director of the Dover Little Theatre's 75th Anniversary Gala. Acting credits include My Favorite Year (Sy), Anonymous (Sarge),Boys Next Door (Norman), Music From a Sparkling Planet (Hoagie) &I Hate Hamlet (Andrew). Film Credits include Diner Coffee and the award winning short film Brain Stormfor Off Stage Films. Tom currently serves on the board of directors at the Dover Little Theatre and is a proud active member of Cuchipinoy & Apricotsky productions.
Aaron Ratzan - became involved in theater as a child at Elliot Taubelslag's East Brunswick Children's Theater. That eventually led to a B.A. in Theater from Franklin and Marshall College (a bunch of stuff happened in between, but it's not really important). Recent work includes: Stage Manager for "All Shook Up" at Plays-in-the-Park; "Love, Sex, and the IRS", "At Home, At The Zoo" and "Which Witch Is Which?" with the Main Street Theater Company; Assistant Stage Mananger for "Seussical", "Don't Drink the Water", and "A Christmas Carol" (also with Main Street); Stage Crew for "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" and Light Board Op for "Visiting Mr. Green" at Playhouse 22. Aaron joined Apricot Sky Productions by Stage Managing "Knockout! A Night to Fight Cancer!", and is looking forward to many more productions with this great company!
Natasha is not Russian but most people think that she is, probably due to her first name. She typically tells people that she is Russian when they ask, mostly because it is quicker and easier than saying "No actually, my father is Serbian and my mother is Croatian." (see how long that took?) Natasha received her BA from Rutgers University where she double-majored in Psychology and Theater and earned her MA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College. She is currently doing social work in an effort to keep busy while waiting for her opportunity to take Hollywood by storm. Natasha was bitten by the acting bug at a younge age, when she was chosen to sing "I Am A Pumpkin, Big And Round" a capella in her kindergarden pageant. There's been no shutting her up since, much to her family and friends' dismay. She has done various theater and independent film roles since then, as well as some improv comedy and directing. Natasha is a Pisces vegetarian who loves horror films and has a boyfriend who is so hot, even her male friends want to make sexy-time with him. Thanks to Eric and all of ASP for their help and dedication, and for being willing to put up with me season after season!
Anthony is delighted to be a member of Apricot Sky Productions, after appearing in the one-act play Jimmy The Bully...All Grown Up at the Grove Street Theatre. After taking a long hiatus from community theatre to due other corporate career committments, he is excited to display his passion for acting. He has been a career business consultant for over 15 years and looks forward to reigniting his artistic talents.