Alba

From a distance, all appears to be in perfect order in the house of the wealthy Bernarda Alba. Her daughters are the pillars of society. But behind the white closed doors of this Spanish home, are five jealous sisters with a terrible secret. In such matters even blood is forgotten.


ALBA

Adapted from The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Garcia Lorca


From a distance, all appears to be in perfect order in the house of the wealthy Bernarda Alba. Her daughters are the pillars of society. But behind the white closed doors of this Spanish home, are five jealous sisters with a terrible secret. In such matters even blood is forgotten. Join us for an experimental adaptation of Lorca’s classic – in which several pairs of actresses will play the same role simultaneously. A vibrant cast of 18 women recreate the text in a visual poetic tribute to the original.

Running Saturday November 5th-Sunday November 20th
Saturdays
8pm, Sundays 2pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8pm
Location: Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, New York 10012
(212) 777-1767
Directions: The closest subway is Bleecker (6 Train) exit rear of train.
From the East Side: Take the #6 train to Bleecker Street

From the West Side: Take the F, B, M or D to Broadway and Lafayette
Tickets $18

Benefiting Safe Horizons

Directed by Glory Kadigan (Nominated Planet Connections Best Playwright for an Adaptation, Revival or Sequel 2010) Glory is the founder and Artistic Director Planet Connections Theatre Festivity -New York‘s only eco-friendly theater festival which has raised thousands of dollars for numerous local organizations. She is an alum of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and of The Labyrinth Theater Company’s Master Class. Ms. Kadigan is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and has been the recipient of the Meritorious Achievement Award in Direction from the Kennedy Center A.C.T.F.  Among her directing credits are: Always Family (The Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Award Winning production at The Robert Moss Theatre), Two Rooms (Active Theatre Company at The Workshop Theatre), North of Providence (Altered Stages), Serenading Louie (Stella Adler Black Box) Anomal (ATA-Off Broadway), Avalon (Looking Glass Theatre), The Tempest, Measure For Measure, The Snow Queen, Special Delivery, Foursome (HERE), Evening with Family (The Brick), Golem Stories (Chashama), The Maternal Instinct (Workshop Theatre), Orange, Hat and Grace (The Green Theatre Collective). Regional Credits Include: Recovery, The Glass Menagerie, Pippin, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Uncommon Women and Others, Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon, Marigolds, and Ten Little Indianswww.GloryKadigan.com She thanks all of the wonderfully talented, skilled artists who have worked on this production for their creativity, insight and dedication.


Co-Choreographed by Joe Barros (Planet Connections Outstanding Production of A Solo Show 2009) NY (dir. and/or choreo.): I Married Wyatt Earp with Heather Mac Rae (59E59/NYTB/Prospect), The Legend of Julie Taymor with Jennifer Barnhart (Fringe NYC), Little Shop of Horrors, Reefer Madness and Side Show (Gallery Players), Wood with Cady Huffman (NYMF).  Regional: Evita, Anything Goes, John and Jen and Suds (New London Barn), Guys and Dolls (FIPAP).  Int’l: Fall in Love (Seoul, Korea).  Film: Mangus with Jennifer Coolidge, Petunia with Thora Birch (Ash Christian, writer/dir.).  Artistic Director: New York Theatre Barn (nytheatrebarn.org).  BFA: The Hartt School.  Member: SDC.  www.joebarros.com


Co-Choreographer Laura Brandel. Laura is the Artistic Director of Silent Street Productions and Associate Artistic Director of New York Theatre Barn and Executive Producer of NYTB In the D-Lounge, a platform for emerging writers. She is conceiver and Co-Director of NYTB’s original new musical Speargrove Presents. Other credits include: director of Zoe Sarnak’s new musical Mixtape; Autobahn for Silent Street Productions, Date of a Lifetime for the West Village Musical Theatre Festival, producer of Twilight in Manchego for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, producer and choreographer of Bellevue Sketches at the Players Theatre, and choreographer of opera Death of the Buddha at The Tank and Lang Hall.  Her choreography has been seen in several NYC venues including the Danny Kaye Playhouse, and she teaches both dance and yoga in New York.  She worked with choreographer Larry Keigwin on Rent Off Broadway as rehearsal assistant/consultant, and was the creative assistant to director and casting director Jay Binder on Aesop and Company. She was a director in the 2011 Lincoln Center Directors Lab.  She has a B.A. in Dance and Dance Education from Hunter College.  www.LauraBrandel.com

Assistant Directed and Stage Managed by Jenna Doolittle. Jenna Doolittle is thrilled to be working with Glory on a Planet Connections’ Artists Grant show. Jenna recently assistant directed two workshops of Go West, a new musical about The Village People. Also an actress, Jenna is a producer and company member of Invisible City Theater where she originated the role of Bethany in the world premiere of Fault Lines, a 2009 O’Neill Playwrights Semi-Finalist, and was seen in No Exit (Estelle). Other favorite credits include: How the Other Half Loves (Mary) and Everybody Dies (Eva). Jenna would like to thank the incredible cast and crew for their sheer will and unending talent.

Stage Managed by Shawn Banerjee. Shawn is excited to be a part of the Planet Connections Artist Grant productions. His recent productions include I-Pod with Ego Actus, 4.48 Psychosis with Black Note Theater Productions. He is particularly proud of having worked on the Planet Connections Theater Festivity in their third year and looks forward to supporting them in their future ventures. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Scenic and Props Design by Peter Fallon. Pete is a recent arrival to New York City, having spent his previous years working in theaters in New England. He is a graduate of Brown University, where he designed numerous sets for student and department shows, and also assisted in the design of shows at the Trinity Repertory in Providence, RI. He took a hiatus from theater in the last few years, while he founded and ran a furniture design firm.  He spent the last year teaching technical theater at a high school in Rhode Island.  Pete is currently a freelance carpenter around the city and is excited to be back in scenic design for this production of Alba and is looking forward to working with this talented cast and crew.

Costume Design by David B. Thompson. Previous productions with Ms. Kadigan include Measure for Measure, Recovery (MN), and Shape-shifter (Barrow Group Theater). Other designs include Anything Goes, Servant of Two Masters, and Tarfuffe. Masters in Costume Design from Virginia Tech. Current job: Dresser for Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Lighting Design by Christopher Weston. Recent productions include Three Graces (3LD/Ice Factory), Recovery (Minnesota Fringe), From Rags to Riches (Metropolitan Playhouse), What Happened in Ohio (NYTW 4th Street Theatre).  Regional productions include Mrs. Mannerly (Penguin Rep), Logomaniacs (Actors Shakespeare Company), Proof, Having Our Say (Hangar Theatre) and The Color of Flesh (NJ Rep).  International:  T.E.L.O.S. (European Biennial in Athens, Greece).  In NYC his work has been seen at the Kitchen, John Houseman, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 59E59, Cherry Lane, 45th Street Theatre, Barrow Group, HERE Arts Center, Queens Theatre in the Park and many more.  For more information please visit www.chriswestondesign.com.

Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Sound Design 2009) Selected NYC theatre: Any Given Monday (59E59), Tulpa or Anne and Me (Winner –Outstanding Sound Design Planet Connections 2011); The Picture of Dorian Gray (Nominated – Outstanding Sound Design Planet Connections 2010); The Active Theater’s Bridgeboy, Two Rooms, Romance/Romance, Magnetic North, Boomerang Thater’s Venus Observed, Endless Summer Nights, Uncle Vanya; The Gallery Players’ Macbeth and King Lear; TokenCollective’s Nesting; The Culture Project’s The People Speak. Regional: Mount Washington Valley Theater Company’s Hair (Nominated – Best Sound Design NHTA 2010), Damn Yankees, and Hairspray. Jacob received his Bachelor of Music from NYU. www.jacobsubotnick.com

Fight Choreography by Nicholas Santasier. Nicholas is happy to once again be working with Glory. Past choreography includes Jitney (Gallery Players), MacBeth2011 (Red Shark Prod.), Romeo & Juliet, The Picture of Dorian GreyCuriosity, DraculaTwelfth Night, and Oklahoma! He has a BFA from Niagara University in Theatre Studies where he studied stage combat under Steve Vaughan. Thanks to family and friends for all their love and support!www.nicholassantasier.com

Starring:
Amada Anderson (Woman 3) (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play 2010) Amada was most recently seen in two different readings of Duncan Pflaster’s Empress of Sex , the first was earlier this year directed by Glory Kadigan, which won “Audience Favorite” as part of MTWorks and then just recently directed by Joan Kane at The Oberon Theatre. This summer she played Beth in Ninja Motorcycle Babes directed by Andrew Rothkin as part of The Fresh Fruit Festival. She won the “Outstanding Supporting Actress” award in 2010 for the role of Darcie in Andrew Rothkin’s play Danny. In addition to acting Amada is a Singer/Tour Guide/Web Designer/Special Events Organizer/Intuitive (Palm/Tarot)/ and THRILLER activist, who is living LIFE to the fullest and inviting you to come along for the ride! Visit www.manada.biz for more info! @amadaanderson

Amelia Randolph Campbell (Magdalena) (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Actress in a Featured or Cameo Role 2010) Amelia comes from Santa Fe, New Mexico and is very excited to take part in this project. Since receiving her training at Wheaton College and The Eugene O’Neill Center in CT, she makes her work onstage, in film (feature films Alien Uprising; Day Zero; and several student films), and in television (Comedy Central, Oxygen Network, As the World Turns).  Favorite roles include Evie in The Death of Evie Avery (NYC Fringe), Lt. Joanne Galloway in A Few Good Men, Puck in Fools in Love, Ariel in The Tempest, Harper in Angels in America, and Lil’ Bit in How I Learned to Drive. She is a co-founder of RiFRAC Theater Collective. www.rifractheater.com www.ameliarandolphcampbell.com

Jessica Cermak (Woman 1) is very excited to be a part of Alba.  When she’s not a woman in mourning, she can often be found at The Shakespeare Forum.  Some of her favorite roles include Nora in A Doll’s House, Helena in Midsummer, and Margie in Loose Knit.  Come and see her in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at WOW Cafe from December 8th-18th.

 


Sarah Doudna (Bernarda) (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, 2011) Sarah is honored to work with Glory and this incredible cast and crew. This summer she appeared in Taming of the Shrew with Hudson Warehouse, and in August Stringberg’s The Father in the Planet Connections festival. Previous productions include Better Lucky Than Smart at Manhattan Theater Source; the New York premier of The Libertine, which she also choreographed; Richard III; Body Without a Head; What are You Doing Here; Trip to Bahia Blanca; and others. Sarah is a former dancer and performed in musicals locally including Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, and Ragtime, for which she was also co-choreographer; and in regional productions of Sideshow, Carousel, 42nd Street, Mame, Cinderella, Will Roger’s Follies, etc. Sarah received her training at CU Boulder, Shakespeare & Company and currently studies acting with John Dappolito. She is a certified yoga instructor and teaches at Liberated Movement.

 

Natalia Duong (Adela) (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding Ensemble and Production 2011) Natalia Duong is a performance artist, choreographer, and writer native to the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of Stanford University in Neuropsychology and Dance, and a recent transplant to New York, she is interested in the use of movement as a resource for conflict resolution. Natalia’s interest in cross-cultural work has led to collaborations with artists in Edinburgh, Paris, Vietnam, and Uganda. Her current project investigates the physical proliferation of war as it is manifested through the bodies of people affected by the herbicide Agent Orange. When not in rehearsal, you can usually find her choreographing on the subway platform while waiting for the L train to Brooklyn, where she currently lives and works. She is so grateful to learn from this amazing cast of women!

Tatiana Gomberg* (Poncia) (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Actress, 2011) Tatiana is thrilled to be working with the cast and crew of Alba. She has performed Off and Off-Off Broadway as well as regionally and internationally. Her work as Mina in The Night of Nosferatu (Rabbit Hole/ WHAT) garnered her an NYIT award nomination for Best Featured Actress and her portrayal of a drone pilot in Hummingbirds earned her a Best Actress Nomination through the Planet Connections Awards. Her depiction of Yalova in the Off-Broadway production of The Beauty Inside (New Georges/Interact) earned her critical acclaim. She also played the female leads in two seasons of Classics at Theatre 1010 and toured the United States with Theatreworks USA. Tatiana is a graduate of NYU Tisch. www.tatianagomberg.com.

Dana Hunter (Servant) is honored to work with such a talented cast & creative in this arresting production of Alba & dive into the simply named character of ‘Servant’, who has proven to be quite the opposite. A triple-threat Actor/Singer/Dancer on stage and screen, nationally and internationally; Dana is Alumni of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, The Alvin Ailey School of Dance (NYC) & Canadian College of Performing Arts. Most recently seen on stage in 2011′s NYC Fringe Festival and a Pre-Broadway Concert of A Cruise Line the Musical, Dana is looking forward to performing a Lead Singer role in the Yellowpoint Christmas Spectacular this December on Vancouver Island …Oh, Canada! Selected Roles: NYC: A Jar in the Forest (Samuel French Festival), Song for a Future Generation (NYU Festival of New Works), Canada: Charity in Sweet Charity (Vancouver), & Gertie Swing/Dancer at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s (Dawson City, Yukon) Tokyo: Dancer/Lead-Yuki Music Video. Thanks to Glory & Planet Connections and as always, my dear family & friends. For more info & videos of Dana’s work visit:  www.DanaHunter.com

Sharon Hunter* (Bernarda) (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding Production 2010) is happy to be in Alba and to work with Glory again. She was in the staged reading in June for Planet Connections Festivity. Recent projects: Lady Osenbruk, A Royal Mess for Marvell Rep; Amy, The Bodywasher for Samuel French Festival; Christine, Bad Seed, Spoon Theatre; Duchess of Harley in Planet Connections’ award winning The Picture of Dorian Gray; and Head Nun for Gallery Players The House of Blue Leaves. Sharon directed In the Ninth Month for Manhatten Theatre Source’s 2011 Estrogenius Festival. She holds a Masters in Theatre from Fontbonne University, studied with Alec Baldwin and attended Circle in the Square Theatre School. She just formed Hunter Productions to produce theatre and cabaret. Proud member AEA, AFTRA and SAG.

Tania Jeudy (Amelia) (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Supporting Actress 2010) Tania recently took part in the 2011 Fresh Fruit Festival in a production of Ninja Motorcycle Babes at the Barrow Group Theatre.  Amongst her favorite roles:   Pumpkinseed in Thyme of the Season (Planet Connection Award Nominee), Myrinna in The Empress of Sex and Bertha in August Strindberg’s Comrades. Tania would like to thank her family, friends, and especially her beloved husband Asen Doykin for all their love and support.

Rebecca Johnson (Maria Josefa) Rebecca is thrilled to work with the amazing cast and company of Alba Rebecca has a BFA in acting from Utah State University and has also interned/trained with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Shakespeare and Company and The Utah Shakespeare Festival. She has performed Off-Broadway and regionally with Pioneer Theater Company, Old Lyric Repertory Company, The Players Theater and Hale Center Theater. Some of her favorite roles include Frankie in The Member of the Wedding, Millie in Picnic, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and Perdita in The Winter’s Tale. Rebecca would like to thank Glory, the amazing cast of Alba and her wonderful family for all their support.

Victoria Lauzun (Magdalena) Victoria is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC, and is thrilled to be taking part in this production of Alba. Favorite credits include Urinetown (Hope Cladwell) with the Port Chester Council for the Arts, Curtains (Niki Harris) with MPCT, The Quest (Scorpion Woman) with the Gilgamesh Theatre Group, Shout! The Mod Musical (Orange Girl) at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre, and Wizard Of Oz (Glinda/Aunt Em) at the Westchester Broadway Theatre through Westco Productions. Victoria has also been seen in several performances such as I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change with the Hope For Change Foundation, an incredible group of people who strive to raise awareness of breast cancer by spreading their joy of the arts, and donating proceeds to its research.  She has also performed in the cabarets Bound For Broadway Singer Showcase at The Duplex, and 4 Gals Singing at Don’t Tell Mama’s. Love and thanks for the undying support from her family and her “Number One Fan”.

Mariel Matero (Martirio) (Winner Planet Connections Activist Award 2010) Mariel is thrilled to be performing Lorca’s work and grateful for the opportunity to work and play alongside the talented cast and crew of Alba. Training: T. Schreiber Studio (Peter Jensen), LAByrinth Theater Company, John Gould Rubin, University of New Hampshire (BA Theater/English). Mariel was last seen as Kay in Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead (T. Schreiber Studio), which won the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Play of 2011. www.marielmatero.com

Barbara Mundy* (Prudencia) (Nominated Planet Connections Outstanding Supporting Actress in a play, 2011) Barbara Mundy is very happy to be a member of the wonderful company of Alba! She was a part of Planet Connections Festivity ’11 as The Nurse in the award winning production of The Father. She recently appeared as Helen in Two Steps Forward; the sequel to All That Might Happen; as Gaia in Body Without a Head; Ingenious Festival ’10; Estrogenius ’09; Christmas Rappings ’09; and Planet Connections Festivity ’09. She won “Outstanding Actress” for Striptease MITF ’08. Barbara also creates and performs in her own cabaret shows.

Danielle Patsakos (Amelia) (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding performance in a solo show 2009. Nominated Outstaning Actress 2010 and Featured Actress 2011) Danielle is so excited to be working under the direction of Glory and alongside these wonderful actors in Alba. She graduated from S.U.N.Y New Paltz with her BA in Theatre Arts. Some recent credits include, Bertha in August Stringberg’s The Father, at the Robert Moss Theatre; Frau Bergmann in Adam Roebuck’s production of Spring’s Awakening at the Roy Arias Theatre; Margaret in The Manhattan Project Summer in The NY Revels with the Symphony Space Theatre; and Woman in What Are You Doing Here?, for which Danielle won “Outstanding Performance in a Solo Show” with Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Danielle would like to say thank you to those who continue to support and believe in her. She gives special thanks to her mother for always being so proud of her and to Chris for his love. This is for you.

Mary Sheridan* (Angustius) Mary Sheridan is thrilled to be playing Angustias and working with Glory again in this production after doing the role in the staged reading in June. Her past favorite roles include: Alma in Summer and Smoke, Savage in Savage in Limbo, Ophelia in Hamlet and the Stage Manager in Our Town. Her past favorite theatres to work at in NYC include: Urban Stages, Theatre Row Theatres, PS 122 and the Bowery Poetry Club. Mary also sings in the West Village Chorale and is a graduate of Yale University and the “Shakespeare Intensive” at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.www.marysheridan.net

Susan Wallack* (Maria Josefa) (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding Supporting Actress 2010) I’m so happy to be part of this production as I was in original staged reading in June. Regional credits: Getting Out; Play ; Merry Wives of Windsor; Three Penny Opera; Good Doctor; Starting Here….; Jacques Brel; For Columbia Stages: Crucible; Three Sisters; Barbarians; Baal, Ghost Sonata; The Bacchae; Walkabout Yeolha; Uncle Vanya. New plays: New Georges, Abingdon, Algonquin, Samuel French One Acts, NY Fringe, For MTWorks–readings of plays in the New Born Fests. Musicals: BMI and ASCAP. Outstanding performance award : Turnip Theater One Acts; grad films, television; Member of Equity, Aftra, Sag, NYWIFT, ARTC,WORKSHOP THEATER CO., MTWorks.

Janelle Zapata (Woman 2) Janelle is extremely excited to be a part of such an amazing group of people. She is a recent NY arrival and Rutgers student. Favorite roles include #1 in Sarah Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis (Which was nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Revival/Adaptation/Sequal in 2011 Planet connections Theatre Festivity). When not acting she is stage managing and producing theatre across the river. Visit her at www.janellezapata.com

Kelly Zekas (Martirio) Kelly is thrilled to be working with this talented cast and crew on Alba.  A recent graduate of NYU Tisch and The Stella Adler Studio, Kelly has been performing in NYC for the past three years. Favorite roles include Celia in As You Like It, Katherine in Twelfth Night’s Dream About Nothing and some juicy parts in staged readings – Neara in The Empress of Sex and “The Other Woman” in The Goddess. Thanks to Glory, the wonderful people with Planet Connections, this stunning cast, and my family.

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

Genre: Drama, Experimental, Latino Issues, Women’s Issues

New York IT Awards
Running Saturday November 5th-Sunday November 20th
Saturdays
8pm, Sundays 2pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8pm

Location: Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, New York 10012
(212) 777-1767
Directions: The closest subway is Bleecker (6 Train) exit rear of train. 
From the East Side: Take the #6 train to Bleecker Street

From the West Side: Take the F, B, M or D to Broadway and Lafayette

Tickets $18

Benefiting Safe Horizons
public transportation; sourcing materials; repurposed/recycled design elements; sharing/borrowing materials; recycling design elements from previous production; minimal design elements; no new items; practical lighting; adopt green habits; energy efficient lighting; reusable bottles; recycle paper, bottles, etc; sharing scripts; laptops/phones instead of scripts; printing double-sided; online communication; soy-based inks; one-sheet playbill
From a distance, all appears to be in perfect order in the house of the wealthy Bernarda Alba. Her daughters are the pillars of society. But behind the white closed doors of this 1930’s Spanish home, are five jealous sisters with loyalty to no one but their own individual ambitions.
And in such matters, even blood is forgotten