Gorman John Ruggiero has trained child actors since 1981. He is the Founder and Executive Director of World Theatre of Children. For over 37 years, Ruggiero has helped thousands of children improve their Communication Skills, increase abilities to make friends, and achieve academic excellence by using hundreds of techniques developed from Acting, Psychological Training, and new research in Brain Function. Ruggiero's Techniques have been acclaimed by Educators, Theater Artists, and in the Mental Health community for heightening communication process for children on the Autism Spectrum. Gorman has worked in theatre, television and film. He trained at the Conservatory Acting Program at State University at Purchase, N.Y. in classical as well experimental acting, including the work of Jerzy Grotowski, Joseph Anthony, Kay Carney and George Morrison. Mr. Ruggiero has performed the roles of Vershinin in Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters; Truffaldino in Carlo Goldoni’s Servant of Two Masters; George in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Bottom in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Papa Gonzales in Tennessee Williams Summer and Smoke, and as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire also by Williams; Pozzo in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot; Jean Paul Marat in Peter Weiss’s Marat/Sade, John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; Mr. Nunzio in Artificial Intelligence’s Tony and Tina’s Wedding; Victor Velasco in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park: Mr. Meyers in Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution; Valentine in William’s Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; As both Charles Dickens and as Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, among many other roles. He has recently appeared on American Television’s Hit Shows Impractical Jokers, Mysteries at the Museum, Discovery Channel programming, and in National Commercials on ESPN and National Public Radio. He created and performed as Cappy GoLucky on WXXA T.V. and Paolo Gucci in Crimes of Fashion's documentary of the Gucci Family. He also performs Voice-overs for documentaries, animated films, and commercial works and recently spent 14 weeks touring China as Jane’s Father in Beijing-Based Fantasy Theater’s production of Tarzan, the Musical. He has taught Chinese children English using theatre and acting in Beijing, Guangdong, Shijiazhuang, Shenyang, and Qu Fu (at the Confucius Institute). Mr. Ruggiero has written and produced over 60 plays including adaptations of folktales from China, Italy, France, Egypt, Germany, America, Africa, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Viet Nam, Ireland, and United Kingdom, the Caribbean Islands, and America. In 2018, he adapted and directed two musicals, Snow White and Aladdin, for Elephamily Theatre Company in Guangdong, China. He has developed theatre training programs for children internationally. He is Associate Producer for Voicetheatre, an award-winning theatre company that has performed all over the world. CURRENTLY, RUGGIERO IS STARRING IN THE MOVIE CALF ROPE by award winning director Bradley Hawkins
Lindsy Ray is a talent director, coordinator and hiring professional in the Delaware Valley region, expanding into the United States. For 12 years she has worked with actors, models, dancers, and other industry professionals of all ages as their coach, talent agent, and booking coordinator. She spent two years working for Model Management Agency, a full-service model/talent agency in the PA/NY region representing over 450 talent professionals and over 2,000 production clients. From a young age, Lindsy studied multiple forms of dance technique including Ballet, modern, tap, and jazz. She performed with a professional dance team in 2007, spent various year modeling and performing around NY, PA, & NJ as well as in Florida. Since 2012, Lindsy has hired hundreds of talented artists for events, productions, and shows, and has launched hundreds of new talent careers with her company Lindsy Ray Talent LLC. Today, the Lindsy Ray brand is known for their fastidious work ethics in launching multiple positive campaigns, productions, and talent brands while following and implementing the principles and foundation into every talented professionals repertoire with whom they represent.