Neil D'Astolfo
 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
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news

 

OCTOBER 2019

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING SEMI-FINALIST

Neil’s original pilot, TRIBE, is named 1 of 8 half-hour comedy scripts to advance to the semi-finals of the 50th Annual Nashville Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. Oct. 3rd - 12th, 2019.

August 2019

STandUp NBC: semi-final callback

Neil is invited to the semi-final callbacks of the 15th Annual StandUp NBC Showcase.

 
 

June 2019

“Mister Miss America” Workshop

Neil’s solo show, Mister Miss America, is presented by All for One Theater in two workshop performances at The Tank Theatre. June 11th & 18th @ 9:30 p.m. E-mail info@afo.nyc.

June 2019

UCB: GayTube (but Not Porn)

Neil hosts an original comedy show, GayTube (But Not Porn), at UCB Hell’s Kitchen. June 26th @ 10:30 p.m.

April 2019

Las Culturistas Live: “I Don’t Think So, Honey!”

Neil performs as a featured guest at Las Culturistas Live: “I Don’t Think So, Honey!” hosted by Matt Rogers (The Other Two) and Bowen Yang (SNL). April 20th @ 8 p.m. The Bell House.

May 2019

“High Fidelity” (Hulu)

Neil performs opposite Zoë Kravitz in Episode #103 of Hulu’s upcoming series High Fidelity.

 
 

April 2019

Austin Comedy Short FF: Top 10

Neil’s original pilot, TRIBE, is named an official selection at the 2019 Austin Comedy Short Film Festival and is named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Series in its Screenplay Competition.

March 2019

UCB: “Tonight’s Special w/ shane shane”

Neil performs an original character at “Tonight’s Special with Shane Shane”. Mar. 31st @ 11 p.m. UCB SubCulture.

 
 

March 2019

UCB: “I’m Cool” showcase

Neil performs a sketch with Glamour College at “UCBT’s I’m Cool Showcase,” “…a buffet sampling of the best and brightest performing their funniest stuff,” hosted by Natasha Vaynblat. Mar. 21st @ 7:30 p.m. UCB Hell’s Kitchen.

March 2019

UCB: “The sampler”

Neil performs a sketch with Glamour College at “The Sampler,” “…a pu-pu platter of the theatre's most killer bits…,” hosted by Michael Hartney and Natasha Vaynblat. Mar. 15th @ 7:30 p.m. UCB Hell’s Kitchen.

 
 

February 2019

UCB: East Village: Farewell Show

Neil performs as a featured guest at a farewell to UCB’s East Village theatre. Feb. 3rd @ 7:30 p.m. UCB East Village.

February 2019

UCB: “We stan together”

Neil performs as a featured guest at “We Stan Together,” hosted by Lauren Brickman and Caitlin Bitzegaio. Feb. 3rd @ 7:30 p.m. UCB East Village.

 
 

January 2019

Cinequest screenwriting competition semi-finalist

Neil’s original pilot, TRIBE, is named one of “the Top 50 Teleplays” by the 2019 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition.

January 2019

UCB: Maude Night debut

Neil makes his UCB Maude Night debut with Glamour College, a queer and/or female-identifying sketch team, at the Hell’s Kitchen theatre. Jan. 21st @ 8 p.m.

 
 

December 2018

UCB: “Brothers Brothers Resolution”

Neil performs as a featured guest at “Brothers Brothers Resolutions,” hosted by AJ Patton and Brandon Tarzis. Dec. 29th @ 11:59 p.m. UCB Hell’s Kitchen.

December 2018

“Rice Pudding”

Neil writes, directs and acts alongside Liba Vaynberg in a comedic short, Rice Pudding.

 
 

November 2018

UCBTNY’s Maude Night 2019

Neil is selected to join UCB Theatre’s Maude Night 2019 and perform on house sketch team Glamour College!

August 2018

"Ironweed" workshop @ atlantic

Neil performs alongside Mark Ruffalo, Carol Kane, Jessica Hecht and Kathryn Erbe in a week-long workshop of Ironweed by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, directed by Jodie Markell, at The Atlantic Theater. Aug. 20th - 27th, 2018.

 

 
 
 

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COMEDY

 

Neil is a house performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) in New York. He currently appears monthly on Maude Night as a member of Glamour College, an exclusively queer and/or female-identifying sketch team.

Next Show: July 15th @ 7:30 p.m. / UCB Hell’s Kitchen

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ADDITIONAL SHOWS

UCBT Sketch Showcase / July 11th @ 7:30 p.m. / UCB Hell’s Kitchen

GayTube (But Not Porn) / June 26th @ 10:30 p.m. / UCB Hell’s Kitchen

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VIDEOS

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

voiceover

 

Neil has voiced projects for ExxonMobil (original voice of the “Energy Lives Here” global campaign), Ford, Heineken, Kleenex, Marcus by Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, Viacord, etc.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

writing

 
 

Mister miss america (Solo Show)

Neil’s solo show, Mister Miss America, had its first reading at Atlantic Stage 2 in July 2017 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Reading Series, and made Neil a finalist for a 2018 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. The play was most recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios in April 2018, and next be performed at The Tank (NYC) in June 2019 as a developmental workshop through All for One’s Solo Collective (AfO SoCo).

SYNOPSIS: Tonight. Is. The. Night. Y'all. It's the 85th Annual Miss Southwestern Virginia Pageant, and Derek Tyler Taylor is fightin' tooth and well-manicured nail to win the crown. But when the road to victory is bumpier than a sock fulla Skittles™, Derek must decide how dirty he's willing to play to make his lifelong dream come true.

TRIBE (Pilot)

Neil’s original pilot, TRIBE, is currently in submission and was recently named a Top 50 Teleplay by the 2019 Cinequest Screenplay Competition, a semi-finalist at the 2019 Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, in addition to being 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.

SYNOPSIS: TRIBE follows John Anderson, a newly “out and proud” 50 year-old Midwesterner, who arrives in New York City on a quest to embrace the gay identity, community and son he’s long rejected. Upon arrival, he discovers that fitting in isn’t any easier after coming out, especially as the newest and oldest executive at TRIBE Fitness, a youth-obsessed start-up founded by manic lifestyle guru Bryce Pontell. TRIBE is Transparent meets Looking meets Silicon Valley.

Shameless (Full-length Play)

Neil’s first full-length play, Shameless, was presented at Atlantic Stage 2 in July 2016 as part of PTP/NYC’s After Dark Reading Series. The reading was directed by Scott Ebersold and featured Philippe Bowgen, Neil D’Astolfo, Kenard Jackson and Mark Junek. The play made Neil a semi-finalist for a 2017 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm.

SYNOPSIS: Shameless is a comedy about fitting in after coming out that tackles and tickles the shame monsters under and in our contemporary gay beds. Nate is a 28 year-old, wide-eyed young man from Indiana who both came out and moved to New York City six months ago. Set in Hell’s Kitchen and on Fire Island, Shameless is a fish-out-of-water story that follows Nate’s first shaky steps through the gay experience -- both sexual and cultural -- in the hopes of discovering community, love and, ultimately, himself.

 
 
 
 
 
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CONTACT

 

Direct

neil.dastolfo@gmail.com

COMMERCIAL

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