ELLEN


A mother and daughter reconnect through their grief many years after the loss of an important loved one.

 Image by Jamale Abou Hamad

Image by Jamale Abou Hamad


Timothy McNeil, Playwright

Timothy McNeil is a writer, director and actor. Tim recently directed his first feature film Anything, starring John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, and Maura Tierney, currently available on-demand. He has had over 30 of his plays produced , including the play version of Anything (Best Production of 2008 by LADCC), Machu Picchu, Tx., Supernova, Los Muertos, Crane, Ms., and Margaret, among others. Tim is also an actor and has done over 50 film and television shows including Forrest Gump, Contact, Starship Troopers, Seinfeld, and others, and over 75 plays. Tim is also a proud member of The Lab Theater and The Elephant Theater Company. He has been on the faculty of the Stella Adler Academy of Acting Los Angeles since 1999.


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Alex Aves, Director

Alex Aves is an Alumnus of Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre - Los Angeles. Alex is a local playwright whose works include Herculeneum, The Otherside to Everything, The Goldilocks Effect, Cyclical Conversations to Nowhere, The Last Ditch and The Year of Stolen Light. Directing credits include Titus Andronicus, Small Days, Den of Thieves, Purplish, Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Homebody/Kabul. As an actress credits include 4:48 psychosis (Dir. Tim Mcneil), Homebody/Kabul (Dir. Tim Mcneil), Cabaret (Dir. Stan Harrington), Top Girl (Dir. Bonnie Mcneil), Lost in Yonkers (Dir. Bonnie Mcneil), Raised in Captivity (Dir. Devon Schwartz)  and the U.S premieres of Been So Long (Dir. Austin Iredale) and Isaac Babel and the Black Sea (World Premiere). 


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Bonnie McNeil, Ellen

Bonnie McNeil , a Stella Adler alumna and current faculty member, is thrilled to be part of ALIDP performing in Ellen.

Los Angeles Stage Credits:
Isaac Babel And The Black Sea, The History Boys, Six Degrees Of Separation,Machu  Picchu Texas, Supernova ( LADCC Nomination) The Charm Of Making,Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Blue Streak, Happy Birthday Wanda June, The Marriage Of Bette And Boo, Margaret,Hamlet,  Me And My Friend, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Heartbreak, Missaliance, Mothers And Daughters, The Seagull, The Three Sisters,Good, Top Girls
Television: Seinfeld, The X-Files, Beverly Hills 90210. Film: I Am Bad (Director David Rackoff), Sympathy For Delicious (Director Mark Ruffalo), As High As The Sky (Director Nikki Braendlin). Carmel , Soho, Jackson Ms., Sonoma, Film Festivals) Anything( Director Tim McNeil Los Angeles Film Festival, San Diego LGBT Festival winner) and Dead Women Walking (Director Hagar Ben-Asher, Tribeca Film Festival 2018)and currently having it’s European premiere in Venice.


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Marina Zoreva, Lisa

After getting her degree in International Business in Russia, Marina came to Los Angeles to pursue her passion by taking the two-year program at Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre. Her theatre credits include: Isaac Babel and the Black Sea (Anna Akhmatova) , Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Arcadia (Lady Croom), Still Life (Joanne). Her film credits include: “The Cause”, “Hugrakkur (Brave)”, awarded at Action on Film festival, “Meeting Mr. Abbadon”, “Repeat”, “Broken”.