Something Wicked Postcard


A Map to Somewhere Else
by Reina Hardy

TICKETSEVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

We all leave things we love behind...

What happens to the imagined worlds we create as children? The tender, heroic, silly, elaborate fantasies that shape the souls of so many ordinary people, then are abandoned as we grow. What if, all this time, they were there waiting, hoping we'd come back? A Map to Somewhere Else is a comic drama full of fantasy, music, and magic that dares to ask what happens when that long-closed door is reopened. What adventures wait for us beyond the threshold?

Directed by Anais Koivisto
Produced by Katherine Sommer

Theatre is Easy Review "Heartwarming and haunting..."

Manhattan with a Twist Review "a magical, funny and dramatic ride..."

nytheater now Review "The actors... all turn in rich performances..."

StageBuddy Review "encourages us to explore our fantasies..."

StageBuddy Video Feature with the production team

Call Me Adam interview with Jay William Thomas

Sketch Block NYC Podcast Interview

BroadwayWorld Photo Flash: First Look

Theatre in the Now Interview with Jay William Thomas


Frigid Info Block

 

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Sam Bruce
ERIN HEALANI CHUNG (Fix)is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno for the first time. She is an actor from Hawai'i with a BA in Theatre from the University of Hawai'i. Some of her favorite stage credits include Hamlet (Ophelia), Seascape with Sharks and Dancer (Tracy), Jinxed (Meatloaf), and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (director). www.erinhealanichung.com
Kathryn Connors
MEGHANN GARMANY (Natasha)was most recently seen as Devon Tramore in Fengar Gael’s Devil Dog Six with The Spiral Studio Theatre. Other recent projects include The Laramie Cycle and a reading of Martine Sainvil’s That Would Never Happen Here produced and directed by Katie McHugh with The Playwrights Gallery.  Prior to that, she was seen in Living Arrangements directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser and Deborah Savadge’s When Danny Comes Back for Us. Other favorites include Boston Marriage, Eurydice directed by Megan Carney, and Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues directed by Ashley Sparks.  To learn more about upcoming projects or to subscribe to Meghann’s newsletter, visit www.MeghannGarmany.com.
Laura Epperson

FINN KILGORE (Dactyl)is very grateful to be working with Everyday Inferno Theater Company once more after collaboration on the delightful If On a Winter's Night... After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012, he has been working as a resident actor at the Flea Theater. Recent roles include Hotspur in Shakespeares' Henry IV, Dan in Patrick Marber's Closer and Col. Pickering in George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.

Paul Gregg
EDDY LEE (Mr. Ting)is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, but has always had his heart in the arts. He moved to New York last August to pursue his dream of performing and has gotten the wonderful honor to be a part of A Map To Somewhere Else. He's beyond excited to work and have fun with the cast and crew on this project! 
Lila Newman
LILA NEWMAN (Frangibelle)is a New York native. She recently returned from London where she received her MA in Acting from Drama Centre, which included a residency at the Vakhtangov Theatre Institute in Moscow. She’s also a trained singer and musician performing cabaret at Williamstown Theater Festival. Recent credits include: Thea in Hedda Gabbler (DCL), Maria in Twelfth Night (DCL) and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Underscore Theater Company). She has an improv and sketch comedy background and is a sketch writer for A Prairie Home Companion which can be heard nationally on NPR every Saturday. Training: MA: Drama Centre London, BA: University of Chicago, First Folio Technique with Chicago Shakespeare’s Susan Hart and Jeffery Carlson, iO (Improv Olympic) and The Second City. More at lilanewman.com
Samuel Platizky
SAM OGILVIE (Scatter)most recently appeared in The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (NYDT) in April. He also performed in Survive! Survive! as the Zombie Captain and in Grey Room's Exploded Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing as Leonato/Borachio . On screen, he will be in Vampire Freaks' Skye of the Damned web series, and in LyfeonTrac's upcoming short, The Shower. Sam has a BFA in Drama from NYU-Tisch and is a founding member of Grey Room Theatre.
Ali Stoner
JAY WILLIAM THOMAS (Constantine) Off-Broadway: "DeathBed" Ripple Effect Artist Directed By Brent Buell; "Einstein" Variations Theatre Group Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand - Off-Off Broadway: "Something Wicked" Everyday Inferno Theatre; "Zombie Frat House Bash" EndTimes Productions; "I Do Wonder" Synapse Theatre Ensemble; "Leaving Normal" Avalon Studios. Jay is a company member of Ripple Effects Artists and holds a BFA from Western Kentucky University. Jwilliamthomas.com
Jay Thomas
CASE WATSON (Emily)graduated Vassar College with a BA in Drama last spring. She has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and with One Year Lease Theater Company. Case is completely thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno for the first time and can't wait to explore with them the universally transcendent themes of A Map to Somewhere Else. Some of her favorite performances to date include Ilse in Spring Awakening, Cathy in The Last Five Years, and Alba in The House of the Spirits.
BEN ANDERSEN (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be embarking on his first production with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company! New York: Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep.), Harbor, A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), The Cripple of Inishmaan, Fen, Twelfth Night (The Juilliard School), Romeo and Juliet (Mercury Glass Theatre Company). Regional: New London Barn Playhouse (NH), Mirror Repertory (VT), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA). B.A. from Ithaca College. Love to Mom, Dad, Dave, and Jenny.

RYAN BATES (Set Design)is an MFA candidate in Scenic Design at Boston University, freelance scenic and costume designer, and occasional librarian. Recent projects include Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Gloucester Stage Company), On the Verge (New Repertory Theatre), Don Giovanni (BU Opera Institute), Big Love (BU School of Theatre), and Pacific Overtures (BU School of Theatre). Prior to beginning his graduate studies, he served as the resident Scenic Designer and Technical Director at the College Light Opera Company in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Mr. Bates holds a BA in Theatre and History of Art and Architecture from Middlebury College. He resides in Boston and is a native of Danvers, Massachusetts.

MATT BOARD (Composer)co-wrote the book, music and lyrics to Austentatious, a New York Times pick of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a smash hit in London.  He was commissioned by Comedy Central to write Friends: The Opera for a one-off gala performance and was a finalist in the 2013 Search For a Twitter Composer competition with his new musical Fanatical. Matt’s current projects include Ella and the Dragophant (a new musical for children), the stage premiere of Fanatical in 2015 and an upcoming revue of his songs in London this autumn.  His other work includes music and lyrics for Two’s a Crowd and The Dance To War (Catsnake Films, 2004). Matt holds an MA in Musical Theatre Composition from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
KARYN JOY DEYOUNG (Special Properties Design) is an artist and theater director based in Brooklyn. She is thrilled to be working for the lovely ladies of Everyday Inferno again this time using her artistic skills to make some magic! Check out some of her other adventures on Instagram @onecouldalmost.
REINA HARDY (Playwright) is a playwright from Chicago who recently fetched up in Texas. She's a Michener Fellow at UT Austin, a 2013 finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize, the recipient of the 2012 Interact 20/20 Commission, and a National New Play Network Playwright. Her plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been seen across the country, including at Rorschach Theatre in DC, the Vortex in Austin, Capital Stage Sacramento, Orlando Shakespeare, and the Great Plains Theatre Conference, where Reina was awarded the Holland New Voices Award. She spent part of summer 2013 at the Kennedy Center, workshopping The Claire Play, which was presented at the NNPN National New Play Showcase in December 2013. Her TYA play, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven, which won the Kennedy Center TYA Prize, was produced as part of UTNT at UT Austin in February 2014, and her play A Map to Somewhere Else will go up at the 133rd Street Arts Center, NYC with Everyday Inferno in June 2014. Reina will return to the Vortex in January 2015 for Changelings, a spectacle about family, fairies and theft.
ANAIS KOIVISTO† (Director) is an award-winning New York based director with an interest in new works and heightened-language classics. Previous credits include Something Wicked (FRIGID New York Festival, Hangover Selection for the Kraine Theatre), Jen Tries Vacation as part of If on a Winter's Night... (The Access Theater), In the Land of Giants as part of The Golden Hour (Central Park), Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (The Jan Hus Playhouse), It’s Just the Radio (The Looking Glass Theatre Forum), The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions), and Speed Shakespeare – Hamlet, R&J (Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy). Anaïs is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT, is a New York Affiliate member of Seiche Productions, and has served as a member of (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and the Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy. www.anaiskoivisto.com
JON MEYER (Stage Combat) is an Actor, Musician, and Fight Designer from the Cincinnati area. Jon has worked regionally in North Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky. He has choreographed several fights in New York and is the Project Coordinator for Rat Pack Productions on A Map to Somewhere Else. Along with part time teaching for the Boys and Girls Harbor in Harlem, Jon has also taught stage combat workshops for Columbia University. Other projects he has worked on as a Fight Choreographer include: Oklahoma!, Noises Off, and Dangerous Liaisons. He is a canine enthusiast, loves bourbon, and is incredibly grateful to be working with such a wonderful company of artists.
ELIJAH SCHREINER (Lighting Design) is pleased to be working on a show like A Map to Somewhere Else, growing up in love with fantastical tales it's fun to help bring this one to life. Currently he can be found working on Sleep No More. His recent design credits include Gypsy, The One Festival, Doubt, Anything Goes, and The Diary of Anne Frank.  His online portfolio can be found at ejsdesigns.org  
KATHERINE SOMMER† (Producer) is a producer and director working primarily in the tri-state area.  She is a Skidmore College graduate and a current board member of the North Jersey-based theatre company Tomfoolery Theatre, where she has co-produced Godspell and Zombie Prom.  She has directed productions in four consecutive Writer/Director Forums at the Looking Glass Theater (NY).  She is proud to be a founding member of the innovative and wonderful Everyday Inferno Theatre Company where she now serves as Producing Director.  With Everyday Inferno, Katherine was the producer of Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy and Something Wicked as a part of the FRIGID New York Festival, and the director of Dog and Human as part of The Golden Hour and The Policy as part of the first annual If on a Winter's Night...  She is, as always, eternally grateful to her incredibly supportive parents and friends.
RAT PACK PRODUCTIONS (Weapons, Stage Combat) is a stage combat and stunt company consisting of some of the finest up and coming talents within the Society of American Fight Directors. Our members share similar views on the art of stage violence and have trained under the tutiledge of Fight Master Mark "Rat" Guinn. As professionals, we continue to evolve the way stage combat and movement performance is taught to the actor and perceived by the audience. Rat Pack Productions travels; offering workshops, directing fights, coordinating stunts and performing with professional companies, colleges, and universities across the country.
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members