Iphigenia Postcard


After I Was Free
excerpts from a new musical about power and sex

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presented by Dixon Place

Dixon Place, Mainstage Theater
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
September 27th, 7:30pm
Tickets: $12 (students & seniors) / $15 advance purchase / $18 door

Susanna said NO. Only God heard.

The beautiful Susanna is cornered by two elders of the town while bathing naked in her garden. They offer her an impossible choice: submit to their desires, or resist and face slander and public trial. Her decision, and the repercussions that follow, sets the stage for a powerful and unnervingly contemporary examination of slut-shaming, rape culture, and the exploitation of women's sexuality in popular media. In After I Was Free, Everyday Inferno presents in-progress excerpts from Caroline Angell's original musical adaptation of the biblical story of Susanna and the Elders, with music by Grace Oberhofer. Directed by Anaïs Koivisto, Music Direction by Christopher Zander, Produced by Katherine Sommer.

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Alexandra Acosta DAX DUPUY (Elder B) is a Brooklyn-based actor/composer from Louisiana. She spent the last year acting and writing for regional theatres around the country, and is thrilled to return to the NYC stage with Everyday Inferno! Dax can usually be found in/under her bed with a bucket of ice cream, or somewhere in the ocean.
Santoya Fields JARRAD BIRON GREEN* (Elder A) is very excited to be making his Everyday Inferno Theatre Company debut with After I Was Free!  Favorite credits include the West Side Story national tour (Tony), The Who's Tommy (Tommy/Cousin Kevin), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Grease (Danny Zuko), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), All Shook Up (Dean Hyde), and Altar Boyz (Luke).  Has a B.M. in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt.  Big thanks to the team at The Mine, my supportive parents, Jane, and my friends.  Enjoy the show!
Mark Hawkins

NATALIE MARTZIAL (Ensemble) is a New York City based actress, singer, and dancer originally hailing from Youngstown, OH. Natalie holds a BFA in musical theater from Youngstown State University, where she graduated in May of 2015. She has performed in many professional venues throughout Ohio and New York. Since moving to the city last October, Natalie has been involved in various cabarets, musicals, web series, film, and Shakespeare. She most recently finished a summer tour with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company in upstate New York. Natalie is passionate about musical theater, classical theater, and original work of any kind. She is beyond excited to be working with Everyday Inferno this fall, and she would like to thank the company for this wonderful opportunity, as well as her family, friends, and boyfriend, Cheney, for all of their endless support and love! Check out her work at: www.nataliemartzial.com!

Malloree Hill MELVINNA ROSE (Ensemble) is excited to be a part of this new exciting musical work. Favorite theater credits include Les Miserables (New Jersey City University), The Boston Tea Party Opera (NY International Fringe Festival), Mask in the Mirror (Trilogy Opera Company). She made her European performance debut this year with the American Spiritual Ensemble. Melvinna Holds a B.A. in Musical Theater from New Jersey City University. She currently sings professionally at Old First Presbyterian church and Trilogy Opera Company in Newark, NJ. She would like to thank the cast and crew of After I Was Free, her friends and parents for their continued support, and God from whom all blessings flow. Melvinna Rose will be performing in a original opera regarding the Central Park Five Case at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on November 12, 2016.
Caroline Lyell RITA SURI (Ensemble) is an NYU-Gallatin graduate who studied acting with the Fiasco Theater Company.  Recent credits: Iphigenia Among the Taurians (Chorus); Dear Brutus (Margaret);Hamlet (Gertrude); What it Iz! The Spokenwordical (Reporter), and Seven 11 Convenience Theater with the Asian American Theater Alliance at NYU. She is delighted to be working with Everyday Inferno again, and would like to thank family and friends.
Zac Pierce-Messick DANIEL SCOTT WALTON* (Joakim) is honored to be performing in After I was Free. Regional credits include: Show Boat (Frank) at Westchester Broadway Theatre, White Christmas at Ogunquit Playhouse, Outlaws (Jesse James) at Goodspeed Opera House, Big Fish (Zacky Price) and Carrie: The Musical at SpeakEasy Stage, Kiss Me Kate at Commonweatlh Shakespeare Co., and Spring Awakening at Gloucester Stage (IRNE Award Best Musical). Proud graduate of the Boston Conservatory. Thank you to Mom, Dad, Tyler and Doppy for their endless support and to Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. for this opportunity. www.danielscottwalton.com @danielscottwalton
Cristina M. Ramos JOELL WEIL* (Susanna) is thrilled to be a part of this process. She is a recent Carnegie Mellon graduate, and was last seen as Balinda in My Heart is the Drum at Village Theatre. She is very grateful for this opportunity, and would like to thank the creative team for presenting such a beautiful piece. 
Haley Sakamoto NICHOLAS YENSON* (Ensemble) is excited to make his Everyday Inferno debut! New York credits include Alligator Summer (Squeaky Bicycle) and Ghostlight (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Favorite regional credits include Red Hot Patriot (Arena Stage), Of Mice and Men (Firebelly Productions), Picnic (Hampton Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre), and The House of Blue Leaves (Wellesley Repertory Theatre).His concert work includes appearances at Espaço das Américas (São Paulo), the Kennedy Center Opera House, Radio City Music Hall, and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (West End).Nicholas trained in classical acting at the American Conservatory Theatre, in modern dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and in music and dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Twitter: @nicholasyenson
CAROLINE ANGELL (Writer) received her B.A. in Musical Theatre from American University in 2005, and has had her work shown as both a playwright and director in NYC and the Washington DC area. Caroline's play, Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy, was the inaugural production for Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. Her most recent projects include directing Carousel for The Theatre Lab, and assistant directing the world premiere of Tamar of the River at Prospect Theatre, directed by Daniel Goldstein and nominated for two Drama Desk awards. Caroline is the co-founder of Racket, an initiative dedicated to eliminating menstrual taboos and advocating for equal access to menstrual hygiene products. Her debut novel, All the Time in the World, was published by Henry Holt & Company in July of 2016.

ANAIS KOIVISTO (Director) is an NY-based freelance director, and the Artistic Director of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. She has directed for Pipeline Theatre Company, FringeAL FRESCO, Seiche Productions, Spicy Witch Productions, the FRIGID Festival (Hangover Encore selection in the 2014 and 2015 festivals), Looking Glass Theatre, 3V, and CORE Artists' Ensemble. Anaïs 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. Upcoming: Othello (Match:Lit) www.anaiskoivisto.com

GRACE OBERHOFER (Composer) is a recent Tufts graduate, having received a B.A. in Music with a minor in Italian Studies (summa cum laude, '15). While at Tufts, Grace collaborated as a performer, composer, sound designer and music director in both student and faculty-led productions. Recent collaborations include assistant music direction with the Adirondack Theater Festival and sound design with Gloucester Stage Company, Tufts University, and Fresh Ground Pepper. Current compositional projects include a choral play, ICONS/IDOLS, recently presented at the 2016 New Ohio Ice Factory Festival, a deconstructed presentation of Hedda Gabbler at HERE Arts Center, and A Doll's House: A New Opera.
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 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.
FRANCES SWANSON (Production Stage Manager) grew up just outside of Boston. She is currently the resident stage manger for Spicy Witch Productions and holds a BA from the University of Rochester.
CHRISTOPHER ZANDER (Music Director) is an active music director in New York City and is excited and grateful to be presenting new work with this team of peers. Recent credits include Shoes & Baggage at the cell and 9to5 Productions' 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Kraine Theater. He is also an accompanist in NYU Steinhardts' Vocal Performance program and in private vocal studios. B.A. Music, St. Olaf College.
* Indicates members of AEA
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members