ABOUT Neil d'astolfo
Neil D’Astolfo (duh-STAHL-fo) is a New York-based actor, comedian and writer. Acting credits include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Family (Pershing Square Signature Center Studio) as well as workshops at Abingdon Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, EST, New York Stage & Film, New York Theatre Workshop, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Soho Rep and WP Theatre. TV: High Fidelity (upcoming) and The Path (Hulu), Understudies (dailymotion). Film: The Healer. Voiceover: ExxonMobil (original voice of the “Energy Lives Here” global campaign), Ford, Heineken, Kleenex, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Viacord, etc.
Neil is a house performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre and appears on the Maude Night (house sketch) team Glamour College, an exclusively queer and/or female-identifying team. He has appeared in other UCB shows such as We Stan Together, The Brothers Brothers… and performed an original character at UCB East’s Farewell Show.
Neil’s solo show, Mister Miss America, made him a 2018 Finalist for a Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm and has been shared as developmental readings at Atlantic Stage 2 and Playwrights Horizons South Studios. It will next be performed at The Tank (NYC) in June 2019 as a developmental workshop through All for One’s Solo Collective (AfO SoCo). Neil’s first full-length play, Shameless, received a staged reading at Atlantic Stage 2 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Series and made him a 2017 Semi-Finalist at SPACE.
Neil’s original dramedy pilot, TRIBE, was named a Semi-Finalist (Top 50 Teleplays) at the 2019 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition and was an official selection at the 2019 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, where it was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Series in its Screenplay Competition.
Neil is currently an adjunct professor at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts. He is also a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and teaches at M N D F L Meditation.
Education: BA, Middlebury College; MFA, Acting, Columbia University.