CAST


CREATIVE

Kristin Horton (Director) Kristin Horton is a member of the Gallatin faculty and director interested in new plays that engage cross-cultural dialogue as well as the classics for the contemporary stage. She has directed new work at the Lark Play Development Center, William Inge Festival, Lied Center for the Performing Arts, New Dramatists, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Workhaus Collective, Commonweal Theatre and Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival. Her new play collaborations have also appeared in festivals including the New York City Park’s SummerStage, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and National Black Theatre Festival. She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Theater Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Sundance Theater Lab. She is an artistic associate at the Lark, where she has directed as part of the U.S./Mexico Exchange, Playwright’s Week and Barebones Series, as well as several programs for Lark alumni writers. Horton began her career as a member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, the groundbreaking social change theatre of Arena Stage, where she created performances for a diverse audience including incarcerated men and women. She recently developed DREAM ACTs, a play about undocumented youth with playwrights Chiori Miyagawa, Saviana Stanescu, Mia Chung, Andrea Thome and Jessica Litwak that premiered at the HERE Arts Center and will appear at NYU Skirball as part of a special event to raise awareness about the Dream Act this spring.

Jen Silverman (Playwright) Jen studied at Brown and the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. She was raised internationally, in Asia, Europe, and the US, and was a US Delegate for a 2011 China/America Writers Exchange. Her play Crane Story was produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Ream in 2011, and her one-act The Education of Macoloco won the 2009 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival and was published by Samuel French. Her play Akarui premiered with Cleveland Public Theatre in spring 2012. She recently received a commission from InterAct Theatre and the NNPN to write The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, which she developed at the MacDowell Colony during a 2012 residency. She has also held residencies at Hedgebrook, New Harmony Project, the Millay Colony, and Djerassi (upcoming).  She has developed work at The Lark, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, NY Stage & Film/ Powerhouse, Seven Devils, and Abingdon Theatre, and is an affiliated artist with New Georges and Playwrights Realm, and a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Groundbreakers at terraNOVA.

Sarah Bartley (Administrative Producer) Sarah Bartley is a Junior at Gallatin studying audience psychology and dramatic literature oriented towards playwriting and producing. Specifically, Sarah is interested in looking at how theater audiences have evolved over time as well as the psychological dynamics taking place inside a theater space and how both of these components have shaped the kind of theater made and the kind of theater remembered. As a producer, Sarah is interested in developing new work and exploring alternative models for development and production, particularly ones that break down the traditional barriers between artist, institution and audience. As a playwright, she is currently working on her second full-length piece. Since moving to New York, Sarah has worked with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater, Make Music New York, among others, expanding her experience and interest in non-profit management. She was on the Student Leadership Team for the 2012 Gallatin Arts Festival and will be once again joining the SLT for GAF 2013. She is thrilled to be working with such a wonderful team on this production.

Nicole Bournas-Ney (Production Dramaturg) Nicole is an MA student at Gallatin pursuing a degree in educational dramaturgy. She served as the production dramaturg on the New York premiere of Liz Duffy Adams’ Dog Act and has also been the production dramaturg for the Asian American Theatre Alliance on productions including their inaugural show Lava by Edward Sakamoto.  Additionally, Nicole conducted dramaturgical research for as well as wrote and edited audience guides for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including Sondheim on Sondheim, The Understudy, Bye Bye Birdie and The Glass Menagerie.

Mark Bruckner (Sound Design)

Ji-Youn Chang (Scenic & Lighting Design) Current/recent work on the following shows: The Unfortunates (Oregon Shakespeare), The Dance and the Railroad (Signature Theatre), The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy by Rinde Eckert. Ji-Youn is a member of Pioneer Go Eastand Tilted Field, interested in developing new operas and new plays. She has designed for regional and international theaters, museums, and concert halls; Troilus and Cressida (Oregon Shakespeare), Crane Story, Ink Project (Playwright Realm), Doll House (Triad Stage), Love Song (59/59), T.1912 (Guggenheim Museum), Peter & the Wolf (Guggenheim Museum), Light Within (Carnegie Hall), New Opera I Fioretti in Musica, Paola Irun Project (LaMaMa) by Gian Marco Lo Forte, Robert & Maria (Tanz Im August in Berlin), An Ideal Husband (American Stage), Ching Chong ChinamanMonster, We Are, Stella RisingShaghia Lil’s (Pan Asians), Stairs to the Roof  (A.R.T.) She has also worked on shows at Juilliard School of Music, Yale School of Drama, SCSU, Wesleyan University. She is recipient of Donald and Zorka Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design, the Stanley McCandless Scholarship, and was a Opera America Director/Designer Showcase Finalist. She holds an MFA in Design at Yale School of Drama ‘08.

Angelica Di Guglielmo Angelica is a sophomore at Gallatin studying foreign languages. Angelica has been a freelance make up artist for about 4 years now doing make up for various events and photo shoots and is very excited to be the make up artist for her very first stage production. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support and hopes everyone enjoys the show!

Mary Kate Golding (Scenic & Lighting Design Assistant) Mary Kate is a sophomore at Gallatin studying production design. This is the first production she has the opportunity to work on at Gallatin and is very excited to be a part of it! Outside of production and school, Mary Kate is a runner, competing on the cross country and track teams here at NYU.

Ben Klemes (Costume Assistant) Ben is a junior at Gallatin studying costume and fashion design. Past experience includes interning behind the scenes at American Ballet Theatre for several seasons in New York and helping prepare for their international tours. This is his first time working on a show with Gallatin and is very excited to be assisting with this production of Antigone.

Jessica Lewis (Choreographer/Dancer) (NYU-Gallatin, January 2012 Interdisciplinary Arts Through a CinematicLens) has had choreography, featured in major dance festivals, films, and spaces,throughout New York City. A native New Yorker, Jessica attended LaGuardia Arts, (the “FAME” school), as a vocal major (national honors). Her show, A Map of the Ocean’s Floor, débuted December 2-4th at IRT Theater, and was part of her Gallatin colloquium on the integration of the arts, and being a generative artist. She continues to work as an actress, choreographer, singer, dancer, and filmmaker in New York City now that she has graduated from New York University. Select dance credits include: Anna Sokolow Theater Dance Ensemble, Emerging Jewish Artist Fellowship (choreography & dance)–www.jessicalewisarts.com

Kelsey McKenna (Assistant Stage Manager)

Raphael Mishler (Technical Director)

Kaitlin Nemeth (Production Stage Manager) Kaitlin is proud to have worked with such great students and staff at Gallatin. Past credits includes: The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos – SM  (CollaborationTown at the New Ohio Theater).  Bubby’s Shadow – SM (White Rabbit Theater at 45 Bleecker St Theater, part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity).  Prison Light – SM (HERE Arts Center).  Thieves  – SM (Amerinda at The Public Theater).  The Play About My Dad – ASM (CollaborationTown at 59E59). The Skin You Leave Behind – PSM (Punch Theatre at TBG Theater).  Stage Direction Intern for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera (2008).  Theater Intern for BIMA at Brandeis University (2010).  B.A. Theater, Muhlenberg College.  Selected Muhlenberg credits: Out of the Ash – Director (New Voices 2009), Godspell – Musical Director, Weldon Rising – ASM, Persistence: Moments of Youth in Nazi Germany – SM/AD.  Many thanks to Kristin, Kelsey, Connor and the rest of the terrific cast and crew!

Connor Sedlacek Connor is a freshman at Gallatin just beginning to develop his concentration, studying Latin and Greek at CAS as well. He is honored to be a part of this production . In high school, he participated in the production of several experimental ‘video game theater’ performances at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including one called Grand Theft Ovid,  and hopes to be able to bring this same entertainment to audiences at Gallatin and NYU in the future. Connor would like to thank his family, friends, teachers, adviser, and the wonderful, kind, and talented cast and crew that he has had the pleasure of getting to know through the process of production.

Joanna C. Strange (Assistant Director) Since her move to New York, she has appeared in regional and off-Broadway productions, but most notably was in Slow Jam King, an independent film that has won numerous awards, and Law and Order.  When she switched her focus from acting to directing, Joanna began to assistant direct with Francis Matthews (BAFTA nominee) in the US and in the UK on his adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel, Lucky You.  She has also assisted produced for Emmy and BAFTA award wiiner Jon Plowman, head of comedy at the BBC, and for Katharine Dore, Tony and Olivier award winning producer for Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake.  Most recently, she assisted Mr. Matthews on his work with George Stiles on The Three Musketeers.  She has worked on The Three Musketeers twice: once in Florida when it was work shopped with Mr. Stiles and Mr. Francis where she played Mdme de Coquenard, and again at North Shore Music Theatre in the capacity of Assistant Director.  Mr. Stiles has been Tony nominated for his work on Mary Poppins and has won an Olivier for his musical Honk!.  Joanna has directed and assistant directed all over the East Coast and also Internationally.  This will be her second time working with Kristin Horton; Joanna assistant directed on Measure for Measure last fall.

Madeleine Walker (Production Assistant)

Meg Zeder (Costume Design)