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2011 Free Educational Tour – The Performance

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

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BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

 

THE PERFORMANCE

 

Manhattan Shakespeare Project – Manhattan’s All-Female Shakespeare Company’s mission is to bring Shakespeare to underserved communities and develop our passion for theatre not only as an art form, but also as an educational tool. The educational tour was developed to break the myth that Shakespeare is “too hard” to understand; make the play relevant to students’ contemporary lives, therefore creating deep empathy into the personal relationships and situations of Shakespeare’s characters. The “workshop” is intended to further students’ studies in Shakespeare in an active, participatory way. The goal is to help them see that Shakespeare is still relevant today and to help them begin to understand why we, the teaching artists at Manhattan Shakespeare Project, love it and why it is important to study it, even 400 years after his death! The hope is that we will spark their interest to the point where they want to know more.

Shakespeare wrote The Taming of the Shrew as a comedy; the story of the courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and Katherina, the headstrong, obdurate shrew. Despite all the suitors of Kate’s younger sister, Bianca, their father, Baptista, has declared that Bianca cannot get married until her older sister has found a proper husband. It’s a story of sibling rivalry, competition for affection, social graces and societal norms, and how strong personalities do or do not fit into those socially acceptable constructs.

Our professionally directed 60 minute performance, suitable for elementary students through adults, travels with a stage manager and a cast of 4 seasoned female actors in costume, with set and props.

A 45 minute WORKSHOP for students who want to dig deeper into The Taming of the Shrew, and get some hands-on experience with acting, is also available before your show; immediately before your show if you have the time and space, or on a separate day.

Elyzabeth Gorman, a physical classical director, has joined MSP this year to direct Shrew. Her background in movement and physical theatre has drawn her to incorporate elements from the Italian style of theatre Commedia dell’arte, most specifically the broad physical comedy and stock characters. She has also directed Henry IV parts I & IIA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Shakespeare’s Women.

The Commedia style is also reflected in the costumes, set, and props (by accomplished designers Jessica Lustig and Czerton Lim, both of whom are on faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey) all of which evoke the traveling “trunk”-style show of the Italian improv-comedy troupes and heighten the fast paced wit of Shakespeare’s text. The talented ensemble (playing all 11 characters) has been cast not only for their acting skills but also for their physical training and ability to deliver Shakespeare’s language in a clear and articulate fashion. The script (edited for length) includes all major plot points and well-known speeches.

Manhattan Shakespeare Project looks forward to bringing this thought provoking tale to life at YOUR location!

For More Information:

If you are interested in having MSP’s exciting production visit your school, call (646) 450-8367 or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax your Booking and Reservation Form for The Taming of the Shrew now to (650) 264-3973 to bring the magic of live theater and the beauty of Shakespeare’s writing to YOUR location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – The Workshop

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

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BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewto YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

 

THE WORKSHOP

 

A (pre-show) 45 min interactive experience with the cast of The Taming of the Shrew that will deepen your students’ appreciation of Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s educational tour! Engaging and enriching materials and activities have been developed by MSP’s founding Artistic Director Sarah Eismann, a former Teaching Artist in Residence with the California school system. Materials are appropriate for all grades K-12; specific exercises and content vary by grade level. The teaching artists are trained professionals with comprehensive backgrounds in Shakespeare and performance.

The workshop illuminates and underscores the concepts of drama, language, and Shakespeare presented in our touring production of The Taming of the Shrew. This participatory workshop includes games, activities and text work designed to create a greater understanding and appreciation of theater and language!

Overall Outcomes: Students begin to make personal connections between their lives and the lives of the characters, learn about Shakespeare the playwright, and more specifically his play The Taming of the Shrew.

Grades K-2 – Character Playtime introduces young students to Shakespeare the playwright, and specifically the characters and story of The Taming of the Shrew. They are actively engaged as they “try on” each character to help create a synopsis of the story. The outcome is they have an understanding of the play and therefore are actively engaged as they watch the performance.

Grades 3-5 – Playing with Words expands students’ knowledge of Shakespeare and his plays, and introduces them to how Shakespeare used language to create images and characters, specifically using insults from The Taming of the Shrew. The outcome is they have a deeper understanding of the play and characters and therefore are actively engaged as they watch the performance.

Grades 6-12 – Personalizing the Play deepens students’ knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s time and how his themes are universal and still very relevant to contemporary (the students’) lives. The outcome is they begin to think about and discuss how the treatment of women has changed in the modern world and how it has not changed.

Contact us NOW to include the WORKSHOP with your Manhattan Shakespeare Project performance!

e-mail: education@manhattanshakes.org, or phone (646) 450-8367

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Pricing & Staging Requirements

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

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BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrewto YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

Our professionally-directed 60 minute performance features a cast of four professional actors (playing multiple roles) and a stage manager. Our touring production travels with costumes, set, and props. At the conclusion of each performance the cast will also stay for a Q & A session with the audience!

Staging Requirements

  • 20 X 25 foot performance space is ideal
  • Minimum 30 mins set-up and tear-down time before and after performance (no extra time is needed before or after workshop)

Flexible indoor or outdoor performance options! Show may take place in gym, classroom, auditorium, theater, or other spaces.

Pricing

The mission of the educational tour is to reach as many students and as large an audience as possible. So no matter what the financial situation of your school or organization, we will work with you to bring the tour to your facility.

Pricing for the educational tour works on a sliding scale depending on the type of school or organization.

With no financial aid, one show (which includes one performance and one workshop) is $350 ($150 for each additional show).

MSP has received some funding from private sponsors which allows us to offer performances and workshops at a reduced rate to certain schools. So please make sure to include information about your school and funding situation.

We do ask that those schools and organizations that have the funding that would allow them to bring Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s educational tour to their facility to please pay what they are able. Our private sponsorship is limited and we would like to stretch it as far as possible to reach as many schools and organizations and students as possible, so even if you can afford $50 or $100, that would be significant.

Please make sure to talk to your MSP tour coordinator!

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Cast Bios

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

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BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

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Kim Katzberg (Kate, Lucentio, Pedant) earned her BFA in acting from NYU and her MFA in acting from Columbia University. Shakespeare credits include Ariel in The Tempest at the Volkswang Shakespeare Festival in Germany, and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet at Classic Stage Company. Most recently she performed her solo show “Penetrating the Space” as a Fall Artist In Resident at Dixon Place.

Amira Nader (Gremio, Curtis, Haberdasher, Tailor, Vincentio) received her MFA from Columbia University. She recently appeared in Karin Coonrod’s production ofPhoenician Women at the Riverside Theater. Other favorites include “Grusha” in The Caucasian Chalk Circledirected by Niky Wolcz, and “Djemila” in The Screens. She is honored to be a part of Manhattan Shakespeare Project’s Taming of the Shrew, and is excited about working with New York City students.

Anjili J. Pal (Petruchio, Tranio) is a Southern (Virginia!) transplant who just graduated with an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She has worked as a teaching artist with Classic Stage Company, the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, Artists Striving To End Poverty, and Young Peoples Theater Program. Favorite roles include: Mitra in The Two Marys (Source Theater, director Joy Zinoman), Cass in Wonder of the World(Lemming Street Players), Holly in Anton in Showbusiness(Live Arts), Martirio in Lorca’s La Casa de Bernarda Alba(Columbia University), and M.Saunders/Ellen/and Betty II in Cloud 9 (University of VA). For all the deets, please visit: www.anjilipal.com

Malkia Stampley (Baptista, Grumio) A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, native, Malkia attended Marquette University for Theatre Arts and studied as intern and Resident Artist with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Skylight Opera Theatre. Malkia has a teaching background in drama, dance, play and musical writing for elementary to high school students with several residencies in Milwaukee and Chicago, having toured several children’s shows. Favorite regional theatre credits include: Japan Disney Tour of Disney on Classic: Lion King (Nala); Raisin (Beneatha) Court Theatre; Dreamgirls (Lorrell) St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre (Winner of Woody King Jr. Award, Best Supporting Actress); Black Nativity (Darfur Mary) Congo Square Theatre; The Talented Tenth (Pam).

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Production Team Bios

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THE PERFORMANCE

THE WORKSHOP

PRICING AND STAGING REQUIREMENTS

CAST BIOS

PRODUCTION TEAM BIOS

TOUR SCRIPT

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE BROCHURE

BOOKING AND RESERVATION FORM

February 28th – April 1st, 2011

Bring Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew to YOUR location!

Call NOW (646-450-8367) or send in your Booking and Reservation Form today!

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Elyzabeth Gorman (Director) is thrilled to be making her Manhattan Shakespeare Project debut. Her world premieres include Caitlin Condy’s See Jane Run (Prospect Theatre Co.); Jennifer Lane’s Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? (Intravenous Theatre Co.); and Michael Niederman’s To Barcelona!(Ignited States Production Co.), Every Man (’07 Samuel French Festival Winner), and Don’t Drink and F*ck (Crosstown Playwrights). Other favorite productions include Caitlin Condy’s Little Wing (NY Int’l Fringe Festival); Anthony Clarvoe’s The Living (Stone Soup Theater); and an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Prospect Park, produced by Rebellious Subjects. She is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the Artistic Cabinet of Rebel Theater Co. She is looking forward to directing Fairy Tale of America with EBE Ensemble in April.

Czerton Lim (Set, Props) NYC credits: A Number and Out Cry for National Asian-American Theater Company, Chaosand Medea for Theater Mitu, I Got Fired for NYMF 2010,George the Last for Theater for the New City, Tidings Brought to Mary for Storm Theatre, Bye Bye Birdie for NYU/CAP21, and Playhouse Creatures and Three Sisters for Columbia University. Regional: 42nd StreetAnything GoesThe Full MontyLittle Shop of HorrorsSmokey Joe’s Café, and Forever Plaid for Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Mr. Lim received his MFA from the University of Washington and now lives in NYC with his wife and baby boy. He is originally from the Philippines. www.czlimdesign.com

Jessica Lustig (Costumes) recieved her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. Since then she has traveled the world, worked as a Broadway costume design assistant, and designed several Off and Off-Off Broadway shows primarily with Stone Soup and Storm Theatre. Currently Jessica teaches costume construction and supervises the costume shop at Montclair State University, where she also designs occasionally. She has chosen to keep her design schedule fairly light this Spring in order to focus on teaching and playing mommy to her and Czerton’s 4-month old baby, Toby.

Alicia Rodis (Fight Choreographer) is an actor and fight choreographer that hails from the ever exotic Cleveland, Ohio. She is a proud graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program at Wright State University. Recent combat credits include Young LouBig LoveBrigadoonVenus, and assisting with The Age of Iron at Classic Stage Company. Alicia works with En Garde Entertainment, and is a combat teaching artist with Magical Theater Company. She is a proud member of AEA and The Society of American Fight Directors, and is thrilled to be working in the company of such fiercely strong and fabulous women.

Ashley Rossetti (Stage Manager) is a new arrival in New York City, having graduated with a Bachelors in Theatre from San Diego State University last May. She is very passionate about theatre for young audiences and the importance of introducing art to children early in their lives and so could not be more thrilled to be a part of MSPs current production. Past favorite productions have included Fire and Mist: Stories of Old Town (Old Town Cultural and Historic Program), The Jungle Book (North Coast Repertory Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream(San Diego State University).

Tour dates book quickly. Call NOW (646-450-8367) or e-mail education@manhattanshakes.org, or fax (650-264-3973) your Booking and Reservation Form NOW to bring this outstanding curriculum enrichment program to your location!

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Tour Script

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Printable Brochure

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2011 Free Educational Tour – Booking & Reservation Form

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2010 Readings in the Park

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READINGS in Central Park

As part of MSP’s mission to bring Shakespeare to a diverse community, we are presenting readings at Summit Rock in Central Park of lesser heard Shakespeare plays. Come out and enjoy the fun!

  • All readings at 6pm at Summit Rock
  • Monday July 26th-King John
  • Tuesday July 27th-Pericles
  • Wednesday July 28th-Henry VIII
  • Thursday July 29th-the poems: Venus & Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece

All readings are FREE!!Camera 360

To Summit Rock in Central Park (near 83rd St. at Central Park West):
By subway, take B or C train to 86th St./Central Park West. Enter park at 85th St., after playground follow path to the right, and look for the Manhattan Shakespeare Project sign. Restrooms are located at the Delacorte, up the road from Summit Rock.

Bring CHAIRS & BLANKETS!! Great places for a picnic!

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2010 Titus Andronicus

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Manhattan Shakespeare Project presents:

The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus

PERFORMANCES (Summer 2010)

2010_Titus_MSP_3All Performances are FREE!!

MSP is very excited to announce our entire, extraordinarily talented The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus team!!

CAST

  • Caitlin Bebb: Saturninus, Caius
  • Dianna Bush*: Tamora, Messenger
  • Zoe Frazer*: Marcus, Martius
  • Jessica Giannone: Demetrius, Senator
  • Nicole Godino*: Titus Andronicus
  • Sarah Hankins*: Lucius, Quitus
  • Sally Hughes: Chiron, Mutius, Senator
  • Jessica Krueger: Fight Captain, Bassianus, Boy, Valentine
  • Alexandra Petrova: Lavinia, Alarbus, Nurse, Aemilius
  • Elizabeth Strong: Aaron
  • Ryan Storman: Musician

CREW

  • Advertising: Itohan Aghayere
  • Publicist: Alessandra Alma
  • Set/Props Designer: Danielle Baskin
  • Costume Designer: Karen Boyer
  • Stage Manager: Michelle Cote
  • Costume Designer: Bevan Dunbar
  • Director: Will Fulton
  • Dramaturg: Arielle Lipshaw
  • Fight Choreographer: Alicia Rodis
  • Producer: Tiffany Vega

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Caitlin Bebb (Saturninus, Caius) Originally from Los Angeles, Caitlin has wanted to perform Shakespeare outdoors since the age of 6. Upon graduating with a BFA from SUNY Purchase a year ago, she formed Glass Bandits, a theater company with fellow alumni. This past year she co-wrote, produced, and starred in In Memoriam: A Recession Play in 13 Acts a site-specific vaudeville play performed at a warehouse in Williamsburg. Favorite roles at SUNY Purchase include Buckingham in Richard III, Mrs. Van Buren in Intimate Apparel, and Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town. Caitlin has also trained with SITI Company.

Dianna Bush* (Tamora, Messenger) is honored to be in this very talented company of women and among her peers, certifiable Shakespeare geeks! She has a BFA from The Boston Conservatory, studied with Wynn Handman, works out at the Shakespeare Gym, and has a certificate in Shakespeare Studies from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Dianna shimmied across the country in the National Tour of Smokey Joe’s Cafe and has also been seen at The Huntington Theatre, Northshore Music Theatre, NJPac, Goodspeed Opera House, Florida Studio Theatre, and a bunch more. Dianna would like to thank Manhattan Shakespeare Project for the opportunity to do what she loves.

Zoe Frazer* (Marcus, Martius) is a native New Yorker who holds an MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School University. Some of her New York City film and theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Adventures of Little Men, The Memory of Water, Bastard of Orleans or Looking for Joan, and Hamlet. Zoe is a founding member of the Third Encore Company and a Resident Artist with The CRY HAVOC Company.

Jessica Giannone (Demetrius, Senator) is a recent graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design and now makes Brooklyn home. Her NY credits include Rivka in Fiddler on the Roof (Village Light Opera) and Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard (Triangle Theatre). Other credits are Carol in At Home (The Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Ventidius in Timon of Athens (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). Her favorite roles at SCAD include Julie in Carousel and Woman 1 in Samuel Beckett’s Play. She has also trained at RADA and The Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She is happy to be among these lovely ladies and pie with Monsieur Shakespeare.

Nicole Godino* (Titus Andronicus) A graduate of Trinity Repertory Conservatory, Nicole is a founding member of Resonance Ensemble, and a member of The Actors Repertory Company. She has choreographed fights for numerous shows (Lower Depths, Time To Burn, Hurt So Good) performed in NYC (Lower Depths, Three Musketeers, Hurt So Good) and Bermuda (Piratetechnix). A strong background in both classic text and stage combat seems to have her working he way through Shakespeare’s male roles such as Julias Ceasar, Hamlet, Friar Lawrence and Hastings. Thanks to The Manhattan Theatre Project for allowing her to add Titus to the list.

Sarah Hankins* (Lucius, Quitus) is an actor, teacher and director with over 20 regional roles, including work with Orlando Shakespeare (6 seasons), Shakespeare & Company, Bristol Riverside, Georgia Shakespeare, Virginia Shakespeare and Charlotte Rep. NYC performance credits of the past year include Hippolita in Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Toy Box Theater), Adriana in Comedy of Errors (Boomerang Theater), Pearl in Under the Gaslight and Angie and Mary in The East Village Chronicles (both at Metropolitan Playhouse). Upcoming projects include playing Desdemona in Good Night Desdemona at Depot Theater and directing Comedy of Errors for One Shot Productions.

Sally Hughes (Chiron, Mutius, Senator) is a proud native of the Lone Star State and moved to New York after graduating last year from Boston University. Her favorite roles at BU include Mary in On the Verge, Agnes in Bug, and Mrs. Prentice in What the Butler Saw. Her New York credits include Christine in A House Full of Dust as well as collaborations with The Looking Glass Theatre, The Actors Studio, and Columbia University. She thanks her amazing family for their love and support. And thanks to everyone who braved the New York summer heat for a day of blood and poetry.

Jessica Krueger (Fight Captain, Bassianus, Boy, Valentine) NYC Acrobatics: Caligula Maximus (LaMama) and this fall Das Rheingold (The Metropolitan Opera House). NYC Theatre Favorites: Bird on a Wire (Dixon Place), Pinter’s Night (BRIC Studios), all-female Glengarry Glen Ross (New World Stages), and Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams (Gallery Players). Regional: Dolly Parton’s Sha-Kon-O-Hey, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV, Lysistrata, and Steel Magnolias. Training: Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Alexandra Petrova (Lavinia, Alarbus, Nurse, Aemilius) is thrilled to be in the company of so many talented women. She holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut. Most recently she performed at LaMama Theatre in the new musical Caligula Maximus. Regional credits include the first workshop of The Parkville Project as Esperanza, with the Bated Breath Theatre Co., as well as The Vagina Monologues at Charter Oak Community Center in Hartford, CT. Favorite parts include Helena (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Vladimir (Waiting for Godot) and Cleopatra (Pentecost). She would like to thank her family for their constant support as well as the Manhattan Shakespeare Project for this opportunity.

Elizabeth Strong (Aaron) attended Chapman University in Orange, CA where she studied theatre and film production. She was cast in her first play as Vietnam vet Steele in Chapman’s production of Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart. Liz, a San Francisco native is happy to make her New York debut playing Aaron the Moor in MSP’s production of Titus Andronicus.

Ryan Storman (Musician) is a graduate of Five Towns College with a Bachelor Degree in music. He has been involved with musicals throughout high school and college including Thourghly Modern Millie and Little Women. Ryan has also particpated in band concerts with genres ranging from Jazz to classical music. His instruments are drums/percussion and piano. Ryan has worked as a drummer on several music projects both before and after graduation. Other loves include Art/Photography and a wide range of traveling as well.

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Itohan Aghayere (Advertising) is a Candian born Nigerian-American with a desire to be a part of bringing dynamic theater to the masses. She is a recent graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor’s degree in political science and theater studies. She continues to pursue her passion for politics through her work in New York and Washington while pursuing her love for acting as a graduate student at Columbia University in the School of the Arts.

Alessandra Alma (Publicist) A New Jersey native, Alessandra began her career in the United States Air Force as a Communications and Information Officer. She served as the Unit Public Affairs Officer at Andrews AFB, MD where she was responsible for VIP visits, public relations and special ceremonies. Alessandra is a regular contributor to several online magazine websites covering events such as the Latin Grammy Awards, Latin Billboard Awards, and Latin Alternative Music Conference. She has a B.S. in Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is pursing an M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University.

Danielle Baskin (Set/Props Designer) recently received her BFA from New York University’s Studio Art program with a dual-concentration in sculpture and cognition that lead her to discover the magic of set-building. While attending school, she was the production designer for two short films and a television pilot: I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend (dir. Daniel Belkin), The Feed (dir. Ben Berger), Stuff’s Happening (dir. Daniel Horowitz) in association with NYU, studied theater scenography in an apprenticeship with Deb O, and was the art director for the short film Lifelines (Marcio Migliorisi) through New York Film Academy. This is her first theater production and she thanks Manhattan Shakespeare Project for the wonderful opportunity to work in a forest near ancient Rome.

Karen Boyer (Costume Designer) was born in New Hampshire and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, where she spent four years studying and making textiles and costumes. Since graduating, she has designed several short films featuring futuristic cyborg doctors, moonlighting palm readers, and, of course, disaffected youth. She is excited that her first Shakespeare production will be the Bard’s bloodiest. For images of her work, see karen-boyer.com.

Michelle Cote (Stage Manager) is a first year Columbia School of the Arts graduate student pursuing her MFA in Stage Management. She received her BA from Florida International University. Stage Managing credits include: Lydia’s Funeral Video, The Telephone Plays, Polis, Snow Fleas, The Would-Be Room, Evolutionism or Dammit, We Took the Shortcut, The Private Life of Inga Snyder, Reefer Madness: the Musical, The Cook, 1000 Homosexuals, As Bees in Honey Drown, and Proof.

Bevan Dunbar (Costume Designer) is a Delaware-born costumer and quilter. She studied textiles at the Maryland Institute College of Art and has built costumes, puppets, and spaces for theater and performance art. www.BevanDunbar.com

 

Will Fulton (Director) is a director, dramaturg, and critic. New York directing credits include Love Trapezoid (Creative Destruction), Big Love (MTWorks), and TELEPHONE/LANDSCAPE (after Gertrude Stein) (Target Margin). Most recently he dramaturged Annie Levy’s SIX SEEDS: The Persephone Project. He has also worked in various capacities with David Herskovits, 500 Clown , Jay Scheib, Charles Newell, Nick Rudall, M-34, and The Heist, in addition to frequently writing reviews for nytheatre.com. Originally hailing from Boston, he holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago and was a member of the 2009 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Arielle Lipshaw (Dramaturg) most recently produced Tell It To Me Slowly at the New York Fringe Festival. Dramaturgy credits include The Legislative Process at FringeNYC, Beautiful Province (Belle Province), As You Like It, The Hairy Ape, Three Sisters, and People Sitting in Darkness. Other credits include Closer, Enter a Free Man, Six Degrees of Separation, and Fires in the Mirror. She has studied at Sarah Lawrence College and Oxford University, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University.

Alicia Rodis (Fight Choreographer) is an actor and fight choreographer that hails from the ever exotic Cleveland, Ohio. She is a proud graduate of the Professional Actor Training Program at Wright State University. Recent combat credits include Young Lou, Big Love, Brigadoon, Venus, and assisting with The Age of Iron at Classic Stage Company. Alicia works with En Garde Entertainment, and is a combat teaching artist with Magical Theater Company. She is a proud member of AEA and The Society of American Fight Directors, and is thrilled to be working in the company of such fiercely strong and fabulous women.

Tiffany Vega (Producer) is a second year Theatre Management and Producing M.F.A. candidate at Columbia University. She is also currently the Management and Production Intern at TeatroStageFest 2010 and will soon become a Producing Intern with the Hip Hop Theater Festival. She directed, stage managed, and produced several productions that were part of The Ultimate Latina Theater Festival in New York City in 2008 and 2009. She is a 2009 recipient of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Scholarship and a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. B.A.: University of Maryland-College Park.

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

* These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Equity Approved Showcase

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