The Team at the Actors Co-op will always be available to meet needs and address concerns. They are Val McAdoo, Pete Postiglione, Larry Jansen, and Allison Kessler. The Actors Co-op is pleased to announce the addition of Michelle Marchiano and Rob Coccagno to the team. This dynamic and diverse team has over four decades of industry experience on both sides of the camera.
Val is one of the Co-Founders and administrators of the Co-op. In her young illustrious career she has either produced or has starred in films which include Game Day, AgeLess Love, Hollywould, and the award winning D-Railed. She was also featured in an Original Web Series called Certifiable.
Pete is also one of the Co-Founders and administrators of the Co-Op. Since 2006, Pete has been working as an actor, writer, and producer in the East Coast film and television industry. His recent producing credits include AgeLess Love and Game Day. His notable acting credits include Silver Linings Playbook, Slow Learners, Hollywould. He was nominated for Best Actor in a short film titled, My Million Dollar Mom. Pete was also nominated for an Emmy for hosting, “Dig Philly TV,” which was produced by NBC/Universal. Pete goes all-in with things once committed to them, and, underneath all of that, is his love for creativity. Pete is the perfect example of an acting professional who continues to build a successful career while staying local.
Since 2010, Allison has been sharing her passion teaching children of all ages the wonders of acting, first in Erie, PA through her University and the Erie Playhouse, and now, in the Philadelphia area. She has been a Teaching Artist for The Walnut Street Theatre and Act II Playhouse helping young creative souls discover the art of building a character and developing a story. Allison is excited to join the Actor Co-Op and share her experiences, both on-screen and on-stage, to aspiring actors.
With 30 years of teaching and directing experience, Larry brings the "X" factor to his approach of teaching. He has started theater programs at five area grade schools and has numerous awards to his credit. He has taught film acting at The Actors Center in Philadelphia for 6 years and now is a member here at The Actors Co-op!
The Actors Co-op is thrilled to welcome Michelle. Michelle has dedicated her life to the arts from age 6. She is an actress, singer, and choreographer, and has performed in many cities throughout the US. Michelle studied at many schools in Philadelphia and New York City including Urban Angles (NYC), The Actors CO-OP ( Phila), the Walnut Street Theatre, and The Wilma Theatre. Among her film and TV credits are Shooter, The Happening, The Mighty Macks, to name a few, and most recently Game Day and Ageless Love. In addition to being a triple threat, Michelle is a copy-written lyricist, having produced and submitted several songs to major record labels in Nashville and Los Angeles. Michelle loves working with children and is very excited to bring her experience from behind the scenes as well as in front of the camera to The Actors Co-op.
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