Frank Ingrasciotta - (actor, playwright & director)
Frank Ingrasciotta – is the writer/performer of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Blood Type: RAGU (presently touring) and the 2012 United Solo Award Winner for Best Comedic Performance. The show performed at the historic Actors Playhouse in NYC and regionally in NJ, CT, Staten Island, Atlanta, Atlantic City and Albany where Frank was honored on the house floor of the NY State Capital. Frank served as stage manager for the original Off-Broadway production of Godspell at the Cherry Lane and Promenade Theatres. His New York stage credits include: Valley of the Dolls, Three Postcards, Dinner at 8, Edgar Degas inThe Girl in the Blue Armchair and the Pharaoh in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center. TV credits include: recurring roles on The Guiding Light, One Life to Live, ABC Afterschool Special and The Equalizer. Directing credits include: Three years as writer & producer for the NY Cable Follies, a live musical satire of the year’s events in the cable industry, performing to TV network CEOs and executives. Regionally & in NYC, he has directed cabarets, corporate shows and productions of Neil Berg’s musical The Life & Times of Fiona Gander, A Day in Hollywood, Prince & the Pauper, Grease, Chicago, Sondheim Tonight, Once on This Island, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Legally Blonde, Into the Woods & Fascinating Gershwin. For the NYC Fire Department, he directed & choreographed firefighters in a benefit production of Guys & Dolls receiving media coverage & raising over $20,000 for the NY Burn Center. As an arts educator, Frank is an advocate in utilizing the arts as a teaching tool across the school curriculum. He conducts writing & acting workshops with students of all ages teaching at SUNY Purchase, Manhattanville College and workshops for NYC Libraries. He also studied the Meisner acting technique with William Esper and holds a Theatre Arts‑in‑Education degree from SUNY Empire State College. Frank was recently recognized with the Arts Award by the Westchester Arts Council for his outstanding achievement as performing artist and educator for the County. The award recognizes individuals whose vision, commitment and leadership enrich Westchester.