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: 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. He can also be seen improvising all over New York City with his indie team, Plastic Bones Comedy.

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 for a Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. His second play, Mister Miss America, has made Neil a finalist at SPACE and was recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios.

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

 

June 2019

“Mister Miss America” X AFO

Neil’s solo show, Mister Miss America, receives a two-week development process through All for One Theater, culminating in two fully-produced presentations at The Tank Theatre. June 11th & 18th.

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.

 
 

January 2019

Cinequest screenwriting competition semi-finalist

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

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.

December 2018

“Rice Pudding”

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

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.

November 2018

Plastic Bones @ UCB’s Cage Match

Following their retirement from UCB’s Indie Cage Match after three consecutive wins, Neil’s improv team, Plastic Bones, competes against Here & Queer at UCB’s Cage Match NYC. Nov. 1st, 2018 @ 11 p.m.

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!

 
 

October 2018

Daniel K. Isaac’s “A Midsummer Night’s Wall” @ The Tank

Neil performs in Daniel K. Isaac's (Showtime's BillionsA Midsummer Night's Wall as part of Leviathan Lab's The Wall: A Benefit Performance for Immigrant Families Together at The Tank. Oct. 26th & 27th, 2018.

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.

 
 

july 2018

"The secret Court" reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of The Secret Court, conceived and directed by Tony Speciale, at The Lucille Lortel Theatre. July 30th, 2018.

july 2018

plastic bones retired by ucb's indie cage match after 3 consecutive wins

Plastic Bones was retired from UCB's Indie Cage Match after three consecutive wins. They now move on to perform/compete at Cage Match NYC at UCB's Hell's Kitchen Theatre in Fall '18.

 
 

june 2018

Daniel K. Isaac's "Sex Play" Reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of Daniel K. Isaac's Sex Play directed by Carlos Armesto presented by Leviathan Lab on June 19th, 2018. 

MAY 2018

EST Bloodworks Reading

Neil performs in a staged reading of Michael Walek's "Queen of Angels" directed by Linsay Firman on May 22nd, 2018.

 
 

MAY 2018

SPACE ON RYDER FARM: finalist

Neil was named a finalist, and subsequently placed on the waitlist, for a 2018 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm with his second play, Mister Miss America.

 

April 2018

ny live arts: live ideas 2018

Neil performs in staged readings of Michelle Jones' The Duchess of Stringtown (dir. Elena Araoz) and Tony Speciale's The Secret Court (dir. Tony Speciale) as part of NY Live Arts' Live Ideas 2018: Radical Vision.

 
 

April 2018

mister miss america READING @ PH

Neil’s second play, Mister Miss America, is shared in a developmental reading, directed by Noah Averbach-Katz, at Playwrights Horizons South Studios. April 10th, 2018 at 3 and 7 p.m. For reservations, click here.

FEBRUARY 2018

ironweed Reading @ NYTW

Neil performs alongside Mark Ruffalo, Jessica Hecht, Kathryn Erbe and Carol Kane in a reading of Ironweed by William Kennedy and Jodie Markell, directed by Jodie Markell, at New York Theatre Workshop. February 26th, 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.

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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 (2019)

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 Creative Residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. The play was most recently shared as a developmental reading at Playwrights Horizons South Studios on April 10th, 2018, and will next been seen off-Broadway in June 2019.

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 (2018)

Neil’s original pilot, TRIBE, is currently in submission and was recently named a Top 50 Teleplay by the 2019 Cinequest 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 (2016)

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

 

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Tracey Goldblum (On Camera) and Billy Serow (Voice-Over) at Abrams Artists Agency

tracey.goldblum@abramsartny.com  &  billy.serow@abramsartny.com