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Reno Venturi is a Producer/Director, Casting Director, CEO Actors Gym, Writer, owner of Lets Do This Productions & Acting Coach who has many professional credits to his name. Reno is the director and producer of the popular web series “Pleading Sanity” and “Diogenes and two more projects in development. He is also know for directing films such as, “Best I Can,” “Into The Darkness” and “The Coyote” additionally writing and directing multiple commercials. Reno has directed many award-winning shows such as Gypsy, Cabaret, Nuts and Brighton Beach Memoirs, to name a few. His performances include productions of Man of La Mancha, The Fantasticks,"1940's Radio Show" and The Diaries of Adam and Eve shown in venues throughout California, Missouri, Boston, Maine, FL, CT and New York. In addition to Reno's stage credits, he has many acting & directing credits including national & regional commercials, TV, films and Indie project films including the Sundance Film Festival. He has taught acting for Yale University, Sacred Heart University, UCLA, New England Academy of Theatre and High Desert Talent Agency as well as for schools and colleges in California, Connecticut & New York. Reno has directed & Produced the "Short & NEAT One-Act Play Festival”, which is a staple of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, since 2000. Previously the Vice President of Tripeg Film Studios and Artistic Managing Director of the New England Academy of Theatre, he now owns and operates his own acting, producing & talent company, the Actors Gym located in Hamden, CT with an office in Manhattan. For the past 15 years Reno has been working as a casting director for several productions, Film, TV and commercials, including Flat Iron Works, Love and Co.,CVS, NutriSystems, Lexus, AT&T, Delta, Mitsubishi, to name a few, and several soaps and has been responsible for finding acting jobs for aspiring new talent On and off Broadway. Most recently the role of Jane Banks in Mary Poppins on Broadway was given to one of his younger actors from the “Actors Gym.” He currently has a very successful show, he directed and helped develop, on tour, "Nipples To The Wind." The NY Times Praised Reno for the work he has been doing with actors calling him “a force to be reckoned with” and citing “whatever he is doing at the Actors Gym he is doing right!”
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