Kevin MamboEmmy Award Winning Actor Kevin Mambo (Venus, Color Purple, FELA! title role) has been cast to read the role of intelligence expert Clint Watts in the continuing AMERICAN SCOREBOARD series’ reading of the US Senate Intelligence Hearing on Russian Interference in the 2016 Election. This reading will take place on June 26, 2017 at 7pm at The 124 Bank Street Theater at HB Studio, NYC. Closest Subways: 1/2/3/A/C/E. The evening runs 70 minutes with no intermission and is FREE and open to the public.

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD: The Trump Administration follows the current administration and reflects the issues that face President Donald Trump and every American today. Conceived and produced by Fran Kirmser and Christopher Burney, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD presents one hour verbatim readings drawn from Federal, State and Local government transcripts that are FREE and open to the public on an ongoing basis. This series brings together actors from theatre, television and film to highlight America’s diversity and to encourage every citizen to actively engage in the truth behind the headlines. Presented without intentional slant, AMERICAN SCOREBOARD welcomes people of every political persuasion to attend and listen to the language of our leaders.

What is the truth about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election? The Senate Intelligence Committee sought answers from Clinton Watts, counter-terrorism expert, in a public hearing on March 30, 2017. Watts’ expertise is based on his personal experience: after he wrote about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he was assaulted online by social media trolls and discovered patterns to the cyber attacks. During this hearing, Watts describes a sophisticated Russian propaganda machine that arguably sought to promote President Donald Trump. This hearing will focus on the verbatim conversation with Clint Watts. Additional Casting of Senators TBD.

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD’s first reading began, on January 24, 2017 reaching back into 2016 on the topic of corporate fraud with The Wells Fargo Hearing Panel 1. The second reading, The Tom Price Confirmation Hearing Panel 1, was presented on March 1, 2017. The casting in this series brings together the best actors working today from stage, film and television and reflects the diversity of voices in our country. Featured actors in the series have included; Mary Bacon, Venessa Diaz, Quincy Dunn Baker, Bill Dawes, Halley Feiffer, Francesca Harper, Sue Jean Kim, Leslie Kritzer, Constantine Maroulis, Ana Noguiera, Kellie Overbey, Sapna Parikh, Katharine Powell, Adeola Role, Peter Scolari, Saundra Santiago, Saundra Santiago, Tracy Shayne, Valerie Smaldone, Asa Somers, Tamara Tunie and James Yaegashi.

AMERICAN SCOREBOARD readings are FREE and Open to the public. Reservations required by calling 212-554-3431.

Time and Location: AMERICAN SCOREBOARD will have a reading on Monday June 26, 2017 at 7pm at The Bank Street Theater at HB Studio, 124 Bank Street, NYC.

Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes No Intermission.

Tickets: FREE, reservations required by calling 212-554-3431.

For further information: www.AMERICANSCOREBOARD.com.

Kevin Mambo

Two-time Emmy winner, Kevin Mambo is currently running in Venus at Signature Theater off the heels of his recent run in The Color Purple. Kevin originated the role of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in the Broadway musical of FELA!. Off Broadway credits include productions; Ruined, Once Around the Sun, and Brothers from the Bottom at The Billy Holiday Theater. Television credits include; “Guiding Light”, “Law & Order”, “Trial by Fire”, “Spin City”. Kevin was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and raised in Canada. He studied Political Science and African History at McGill University in Canada and earned a BFA from the University of Southern California.

ABOUT THE PRODUCERS

Fran Kirmser

Fran Kirmser is a two time Tony Award winning producer. In 2008, off the heels of the financial crisis, Kirmser conceived and produced a sports series for stage to explore leadership and competition beginning first with Lombardi.

Christopher Burney

Christopher Burney is the Associate Artistic Director of Second Stage Theatre where he has worked since 1996. He teaches at Columbia University in the Graduate School of the Arts.

ABOUT HB STUDIO

HB was founded in 1945 by the Broadway actor and director Herbert Berghof. Berghof, born in Austria, was a protégé of the German realist director Max Reinhardt. A refugee from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime, Berghof came to New York in 1939, where he joined a community of immigrant artists interested in bringing the classical training of the European theatrical tradition into practice in the still-young American theatre and created a studio for this work and practice. Berghof met the celebrated actress Uta Hagen in 1945 and invited her to join him in teaching at the Studio. Together, Hagen and Berghof trained some of the most noted actors of the American theatre. Their students, colleagues, and a new generation of accomplished artists continue that tradition today.

All Actors appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association.