ELAINE BROMKA (The First Ladies, Co-Author), after starring in the Off-Broadway run of TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, continues to tour the show nationwide. Film: Cindy, the mom in Uncle Buck; Without a Trace. T.V.: Girls, E.R., The Sopranos, Providence, Dharma & Greg, Made in Jersey, Sisters, L.A. Law, Law and Order, Law and Order: Special Victims' Unit, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Stella Lombard on Days of Our Lives, the Emmy Award–winning Playing for Time with Vanessa Redgrave and Catch a Rainbow, for which Ms. Bromka herself won an Emmy. Primetime clips can be seen on her website. She has appeared on Broadway (The Rose Tattoo, I'm Not Rappaport, Macbeth) and Off Broadway (Cloud 9 at the Lucille Lortel, Roundabout's Inadmissible Evidence with Nicol Williamson, the world premiere of Michael Weller's Split at E.S.T. and Candide with the National Theatre of the Deaf.) She has played leads at regional theaters across the country, including Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT/Seattle, O'Neill Playwrights Conference, Shakespeare and Company, McCarter Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, George Street Playhouse, and the Folger Theatre Group, in roles ranging from Much Ado About Nothing's Beatrice to the title character in Shirley Valentine, cited as the outstanding solo performance in New Jersey in 1997 by The Star-Ledger. Starring opposite Rich Little in The Presidents for PBS, she impersonated the last eight First Ladies. A member of the Actors Studio and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College, her work in the indie film In the Family was cited by the NY Times as "memorable." As a guest artist, Ms. Bromka has taught her one-day "Acting on Camera" and "Making Your Monologue HOT!" workshops at more than a hundred colleges and prep schools across the country.
ERIC H. WEINBERGER (Playwright) Eric's one-woman play Class Mothers '68 was produced Off Broadway, garnering a Drama Desk nomination for its star, Priscilla Lopez. The play was named best new comedy in New Jersey by the Star Ledger in 1999. Musicals: his Wanda's World, produced by Amas Musical Theatre Off Broadway, garnered a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical. And Then I Wrote A Song About It premiered at the Luna Stage Theatre Company and went on to be produced at the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. His one–act plays The Nightwatchman and Six Hands were produced by Luna Stage. Six Hands was also produced at Yale University. His Brothers, Boyfriends and Other Criminals had its world premiere at Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas. He has had three children's plays produced at Andy's Summer Playhouse in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Giant Steps, his contemporary "urbean" version of Jack and the Beanstock, produced at the University of Texas in Austin. Since 1994, Eric has been the volunteer producer of the A-T Children’s Project (a genetic disease research organization) annual benefit at Lincoln Center, starring many Broadway and Off-Broadway luminaries. He is most grateful to Lenny Bart and Byam Stevens for their support and input on Tea for Three. Eric dedicates his work in this play to Audrey and Dave Sagman with much affection.
BYAM STEVENS (Director) Byam Stevens was the Artistic Director of the Chester Theatre Company in Massachusetts for eighteen years. For CTC he directed the World Premieres of: Arms on Fire, The Darlings, Home Fires Burning, The Plains of Ilion and John and Teddy. Other productions for CTC: The Betrothed, Wittenberg, Love Song, Grace, Two Rooms, The Nina Variations, An Almost Holy Picture, Valley Song, The Interrogation of Nathan Hale, Shirley Valentine, and the American Premiere of Sixteen Words For Water. Byam's Off Broadway directing credits include: TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty, starring Elaine Bromka; The Dishwashers by Morris Panych; The Bully Pulpit, starring Michael O. Smith as Teddy Roosevelt; the World Premiere of Carbondale Dreams by Steven Sater; The Underlings by Tom Fontana and the American Premiere of Beef by David Pownall. He is currently mentoring young dancers at American Ballet Theatre under the auspices of an Annenberg Foundation grant. Byam is a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers.