Zenon Kruszelnicki (Director/Actor) is a Member of the Actors Studio, SSDC (Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers), International Federation of Actors (FIA), SAG and ZASP (Polish Actors Association). Zenon graduated in May 2000 with an MFA in Theater Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York City. Noteworthy directorial credits include Shirley Valentine by W. Russell (Meisner Theatre. Magnus Et Parvus Production, Inc. 2003), The Noble Spaniard (Serendipitous Productions, 2002), No Exit ( The Actors Studio, 2000) and Ideology of a Rock Star (Tribeca Lab in association with Collective Unconscious, 1999). Prior to directing, Zenon received his MFA in Acting from the National Academy of Drama in Poland. His thesis dissertation was “Characteristics of Kathakali Theater.” As part of the research for his thesis he traveled to India to study and get to know places with an original living culture which brought him closer to Anthropological Theater. In 1998 he was awarded an artistic grant by The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts and in 1999 he received The Candle of Understanding Award in the Production of Talking Books from The Jewish Braille Institute of America. He has taught The Method Acting, Acting Techniques, Voice and Movement at New York Film Academy. This spring, as well as directing Toasted by Elisa DeCarlo, he will be participating in the Wooster Group's production of Poor Theatre at The Performing Garage (opening February 28, 2004). In lat Sring 2004, Zenon's work will be on exhibit at the Liberace Museumin Las Vegas. He is also working on an Opera-Ballet A More Perfect Union written by Isaiah Sheffer (libretto) and Victoria Bond (music) which will be presented in May 2004 by the Center for Contemporary Opera and Vox and Friends Festival at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City.