Matt de Rogatis (Roy) was most recently seen Off Broadway as "Frederick Clegg" in the United States premiere of The Collector at 59E59 Theaters. Other NYC and Regional credits include "Hamlet" in Hamlet, "The Elephant Man" in The Exhibition, "Ken" in Red and "Stanley Kowalski" in A Streetcar Named Desire. Special thanks to NINE Theatricals and The Triad Theater. Very special thanks to Bob Lamb.



John Constantine (Stage Manager) pursued an academic career in science and mathematics, but his heart has always hopelessly drawn him into the love of the arts. After decades of suppressed desire, Constantine pursues a career in stage performance with Nine Theatricals in performances such as A Christmas Carol, Our Town and serving as the stage manager for this performance of Lone Star. Thus, fulfilling his calling thesis—“To thine own self be true…”

Pete McElligott (Director) is a director, writer and teacher. A Chicago native, he graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama. He is a founding member of The NOLA Project in New Orleans and the Ten Bones Theatre Company in New York.  The work of both companies has been featured in American Theater, The New Yorker, TimeOut, and The New York Times.  He has worked with The Pearl Theater, ReGroup Theatre, The Negro Ensemble, Radical Evolution, Smith Street Stage, and The Hangar, among many others.  His writing has been the recipient of an NEA grant, been a featured selection of the NNPN, and been performed in Chicago, Atlanta, Indiana, Maryland, New York, and New Orleans.  As a teacher, he worked with the Actionplay Workshop at the Rebecca School, a program that used theater games to encourage and communicate with autistic children.  He also taught workshops at high schools in both New Orleans and Chicago.  In addition to that, Pete has taught and directed at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting for the past ten years.   Overall, he’s a fairly pleasant fellow.

Joe Battista - actor, director and videographer - not only runs the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City but he is also an accomplished lead guitarist for the bands Razor Engine and Electric Landlady. On Tuesday nights August 15th, 22nd and 29th at 9pm, Joe joins forces with his good friend and guitarist Jack O'Hara of the world known indy band Eggs Over Easy.

Jack O'Hara began playing in Greenwich Village in the mid '60's. An accomplished songwriter, his band Eggs Over Easy (Yep Roc) has influenced a number of well known musicians in New York, London and the West Coast." the rustic precedence of The Band …….with a prophetic nod toward the wheat-field introspection of Uncle Tupelo and early Wilco" - Robert Fricke - Rolling Stone, 2016

Battista and O'Hara will jam to songs of the late 60's and early 70's, Texas Style, prior to Lone Star at The Triad in this unique theatre event.

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"Joe Battista and Jack O'Hara Sing the Blues Prior to Lone Star"