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Ralph Colombino, Company Director

Ralph Colombino has been a performer and educator for the past twenty four years. He received a BFA degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts Professional Actor Training Program at Rutgers University. He has studied acting with some of the theatre’s most renowned teachers, including; Pierre LeFevre, Victoria Hart, William Esper, Maggie Flanigan, Edward Stern, Harold Scott, Lloyd Williamson, Mai Loughran, Peter Nels, and Joseph Hart. Mr. Colombino has performed in nearly forty professional productions. Most notably, Ralph was in the award-winning Shoestring Players 1989 company which began its American tour at The State Theater in New Brunswick NJ and ended it five months later at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Ralph’s main contribution to theater has been teaching the craft of acting to young people. His classes are designed to continuously challenge the young artist, to instill confidence as a performer, and to give his students the most advanced training for young people anywhere. Some of his teaching credits include; Actor’s Heritage in NYC, The Children’s Cultural Center in Red Bank NJ, Hoboken High School in NJ, Dance Theater Project in Spring Lake NJ, The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University and presently, New Jersey Arts and Education Center, and Monmouth University where, as an adjunct professor, Ralph teaches acting, theater appreciation, and directs mainstage shows.Mr. Colombino is also the lead singer and guitarist in the Remnants, an alternative rock outfit > that was established in 1990. They have played to sold out crowds at nearly every major rock venue in the Tri-State Area. The Remnants have also received airplay on Q104.3 in NYC, WHTG 106.3 in NJ and countless college radio stations.

Mr. Colombino’s students have been accepted to the most prestigious and elite universities for theatre that exist, some of which include: The TISCH School at New York University, Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Harvard, Northwestern, Emerson College, Brown University Catholic University, and USC. Mr. Colombino’s students’ professional credits include, Broadway; The Lion King (Young Simba). Feature Films; Doubt, Donnie Brasco, The Wrestler, Cop Out, Brooklyn’s Finest, Wanderlust, and School of Rock. Television; The Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos, Law & Order, The Today Show, Sesame Street, MTV specials, Blues Clues, The Naked Brothers, Nickelodeon programming, Mercy, Man V Food, Life On Mars, As The World Turns, and countless national commercials.