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American Courage

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Written by Casey J. Adler

Directed by Victoria Nilsson

Three Amazon employees prepare for a sit-down strike--the most powerful tactic in the labor movement, which has not been used effectively since the '30s GM Flint Strike.



Yetta Gottesman as Maria in American Cou

An actor and director of Puerto Rican and Jewish heritage, Yetta was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Brazil. She is completely fluent (native fluency) in Spanish, English and Portuguese. She is a Lifetime Member of the prestigious Actors Studio and LAByrinth Theater Company. Yetta has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway plays including originating roles written by John Patrick Shanley and Stephen Adly Guirgis. She has performed extensively on stage, both in New York and regionally, with such luminary directors as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joe Bonney, and Lisa Peterson. In 2010, she received a Best Actress Ovation Award Nomination for her performance in "Mariela in the Desert" at The Denver Center Theater. Her TV work includes guest appearances on "Nurse Jackie" , "Sex and the City" and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent." Some of her film work includes "Sex, Death and Bowling," "Rabbit Hole", "Lucky You", and "27 Dresses".

Lucas Dixon as Mitchell in American Cour

Lucas Dixon is a New York based actor who is a Herschel Williams prizewinning graduate of the Yale School of Drama. You can catch Lucas in the recurring role of “Dougie Donnelly” on Season 2 of The Tick, and opposite Adam Driver and Annette Bening in The Report, both streaming now on Amazon Prime. Television: The Tick, Blindspot, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Masters of Sex, Elementary, Mystery of Matter Film: The Report, A Picture of You Regional: Assassins (John Hinckley Jr.), Yale Rep; Three Sisters (Andrei Prozorov), Elijah (Nicholas Staughton), Love's Labours Lost (Anthony Dull), Chautauqua Theater Company; Western Country (Gus/Doolittle), House of Home (Billy Campbell), Williamstown Theater Festival; Twelfth Night (Ensemble), Coriolanus (Ensemble), King Lear (Ensemble), Utah Shakespeare Festival. LA Theater: hey brother (Isaac), 9 Circles (Lieutenant/Pastor), The Minister’s Black Veil (Rev. Hooper). Lifetime Member, The Actors Studio.

Sondra Currie as Lili in American Courag

Sondra has consistently worked for decades as an actor in film and television and theatre: guest- starring in over 100 TV shows (most recently recurring on Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor, NCIS, Magnum) and is in the blockbuster THE HANGOVER Trilogy, the highest grossing comedy of all time. Plus several Movies of the Week (inc. starring roles in Kid Cop, The Secretary, The Perfect Wife, Hallmark’s Thicker Than Water and Dark Horizon), two Columbo movie specials: Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star” & “Murder in Malibu”. She just Produced and Starred in, along with Barbara Bain; Eileen Grubba the multi award winning short Take My Hand directed by Alan J. Levi. She and her husband, director Alan J. Levi, are on the Boards of the California Independent Film Festival and the Idyllwild International Film Fest have been Jury members for the past 11 years. They were honored to be invited to be Jurors for the First International Indie Film Festival in Sapporo, Japan and Sondra was the only woman on the panel, quite exciting for her. She is a Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio. In her spare time, Sondra is an passionate activist, an avid photographer, loves gardening, dancing, singing and is a member of SHARE, where money is raised for developmentally disabled and abused children.

Yetta Gottesman

Lucas Dixon

Sondra Currie

Playwright: Casey J. Adler


Casey J. Adler co-founded the 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company Actors Circle Ensemble and heads the development program. He is a playwriting member of the renowned Actors Studio (West) Play Development Unit. His full length play Birdy placed as a finalist for both Screencraft's Stage Play Competition and Storyline's Vitruvian Award. He co-wrote the beloved children's book Yorkietown, partnering with Drag Queen Story Hour, Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and Gelson's Markets. As an actor, he has performed on Freeform, Showtime, ABC, and, most recently, guest starred opposite Wanda Sykes in her upcoming Netflix series The Upshaws. He holds a BFA in Theater Performance and a minor in World Religions from Chapman University.

Director: Victoria Nilsson

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Victoria Nilsson is an NYC-based director and actor originally from Sweden. She moved to NYC after receiving a BA in Language and Culture from University College London. She holds an MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. During her three years of study, she directed No Such Thing by Douglas Hill, The Bear by Anton Chekhov, and Art by Yasmin Reza. Her New York theatre credits include The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, She Talks to Beethoven by Adrienne Kennedy, and the original play Edda by Kendra Mittermeyer at the ASDS Repertory Season. She is currently a Finalist at the Actors Studio and an active participant in its Playwrights Directors Workshop in which she has collaborated as a director on three original full-length plays and was invited to direct two pieces for the Actors Studio Short Play Web Fest 2020. As an actress she recently appeared in the play Terrorism by the Presnyakov Brothers at Lenfest Center for the Arts.

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