We are proud to announce the next seminar for


on Monday, May 13 at 7PM


with Special Guest WILLEM DAFOE




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WILLEM DAFOE  – Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large and small, Hollywood films as well as Independent cinema.    In 1979, he was given a role in Michael’s Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate, from which he was fired.  Since then, he has collaborated with directors who represent a virtual encyclopedia of modern cinema:  Kathryn Bigelow, Sam Raimi, Alan Parker, Walter Hill, Mary Harron, Wim Wenders, Anton Corbijn, Zhang Yimou, Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Oliver Stone, William Friedkin, Werner Herzog, Lars Von Trier, Abel Ferrara, Spike Lee, David Cronenberg, Paul Schrader, Anthony Minghella, Scott Cooper, Theo Angelopoulos, Robert Rodriguez, Phillip Noyce, Hector Babenco, Andrew Stanton, Josh Boone, Kenneth Branagh, Sean Baker, and Julian Schnabel.  His natural adventurousness is evident in roles as diverse as the elite assassin who is mentor to Keanu Reeves in the neo-noir John Wick, as the obsessed FBI agent in the cult classic The Boondock Saints, and as Vulko the mentor to Aquaman in James Wan’s billion dollar blockbuster.  His voice work can be heard in as Gil the Moorish Idol in Finding Nemo, as Ryuk the Death God in Death Note, and as the narrator of Vox Lux. Upcoming projects include Dee Rees’ The Last Thing He Wanted, Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn, Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso, and Ericson Core’s Togo. He recently completed lensing Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch and Abel Ferrara’s Siberia. Dafoe has been recognized with four Academy Award nominations: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Platoon, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Shadow Of The Vampire, for which he also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for The Florida Project, for which he also received Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations, and most recently, Best Leading Actor for At Eternity’s Gate, for which he also received a Golden Globe nomination.



PEDRO PASCAL – Pedro Pascal made his Broadway debut last month in Sam Gold’s production of “King Lear,” playing Edmund, alongside Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson. “King Lear” opened on April 4th and will run through Sunday, July 7th.Pascal can currently be seen in TRIPLE FRONTIER, an action-adventure story set on the border zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. The film also stars Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund and Charlie Hunnam, and released globally on Netflix on March 13th.

Also this year, Pascal will be seen playing the titular role in the first ever live-action STAR WARS series, THE MANDALORIAN, as a mysterious lone gunfighter who exists in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. Written and executive produced by Jon Favreau, the series will launch on Disney’s direct-to- consumer streaming service, Disney+, on November 12th.Pascal recently wrapped production on Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN 1984, in which he will star in a key role alongside Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig. The film, which is slated to release on June 5th of 2020, marks the second time he and Jenkins have worked together. Last year, Pascal appeared in Barry Jenkins’ critically-acclaimed IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe and won AFI’s “Movie of the Year” award. Also last year, Pascal starred in Antoine Fuqua’s (Training Day, The Equalizer) THE EQUALIZER 2 opposite Denzel Washington, which was released by Sony on July 20th.

Pascal starred in the first, second, and third seasons of the critically-acclaimed, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Netflix original series NARCOS, the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels around the world. Pascal portrayed the role of DEA agent Javier Peña, who led the manhunt for Colombian drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar in seasons one and two – and for the Cali Cartel is season three. In 2017, Pascal starred in FOX and Matthew Vaughn’s KINGSMAN 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, alongside Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, and Julianne Moore. The film grossed $411 million worldwide.

In 2014, Pascal starred in HBO’s critically-acclaimed series GAME OF THRONES where he played the fan favorite Oberyn Martell. Pedro has had recurring roles on USA’s GRACELAND, ABC’s BROTHERS & SISTERS, CBS’ THE GOOD WIFE, FX’s LIGHTS OUT, CBS’ THE MENTALIST, and ABC’s RED WIDOW. Other television credits include Showtime’s award winning NURSE JACKIE, the LAW & ORDER trifecta, BODY OF PROOF, WITHOUT A TRACE, NYPD BLUE and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, among others. Pascal’s other film credits include: Christopher Caldwell and Zeek Earl’s PROSPECT, Universal’s THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, THE GREAT WALL, Joe Saunders’ SWEET LITTLE LIES, and B. Hayward Randall’s I AM THAT GIRL. He also appeared in Julia Solomonoff’s SISTERS (HERMANAS) and Freya Billington’s WINDOW SHOPPING.

Pascal has originated roles in New York for The Manhattan Theater Club, Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Horizons, and Terrence McNally’s Drama Desk Nominated play SOME MEN at Second Stage. He starred alongside Jennifer Ehle and Liev Schreiber in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of MACBETH, as well as their Production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with Lily Rabe. He won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and Garland for ORPHANS at The International City Theater. Pedro has also directed Florencia Lozano’s UNDERNEATHMYBED, David Anzuelo’s KILLING PLAY and Daniel Talbott’s YOSEMITE at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Pedro is also a member of the Labyrinth Theater Company.