Supertopia


Bethel Park Falls
our sixth annual free show in Central Park

EVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

Summit Rock, Central Park
August 10-12, 17-19 at 6:30pm
Preview performance August 9th, 6:30pm

Suggested Donation: $10

The residents of the small town of Bethel are facing a crisis: their beloved park has been sold out from under them and it's sending their lives into a tailspin. The sudden shift has also made them realize they're more connected to each other and the nature around them than ever before. Now they must act on it. Through seven interconnected vignettes, the sixteen citizens lose their jobs, homes, and spouses but find love, faith, courage, and forgiveness. Spanning the four seasons of the year, the park magically transforms over a single day.

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Elizabeth Berkman ELIZABETH BERKMAN (Brooke/Gaia) is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno again! Richard III (Anne, Rivers, Richmond, others), Blunt Ensemble; The Best Way Out Is Through (Nola), Anisette Silhouette; Gabriel (Gabriel), Everyday Inferno Theatre Co; Henry IV (Hal) and Martyr'd Signs, a Titas Andronicus adaptation (Demetrius) with Hudson Shakespeare Co. elizabethberkman.com
Bennie Brown BENNIE BROWN (Glenn/Reed) Everyday Inferno Theatre Company Debut. Regional/Community Theatre Northern CA: Berkeley Playhouse, Childrens Musical Theatre of San Jose. Acting Training: Terry Knickerbocker Studio and Studio A.C.T. at American Conservatory Theatre. Singing Training: Kurt Alakulppi. Education: BA - Tuskegee University. Instagram: @BennieFBrown
Karen Forte KAREN FORTE (June) was a founding member of Spring TheatreWorks where she appeared in productions of Urge, Cinders, Post-Oedipus, and Largo Desolato, among others. She was nominated for best actress for her role in the 2015 Thespis Festival production of The Danaid. She has also appeared in shows produced by New Georges, Twilight Theatre Company, Gallery Players, and Queens Players. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Averi Israel AVERI ISRAEL (Lily) is a New York City based actor and writer. She's super thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno on this production of Bethel Park Falls! Averi has studied at Circle in the Square and UCB, and her recent credits include Georgia in The Exonerated (dir. Zhailon Levingston), Dee in Water (dir. Chelsea Harrison), and Bathsheba in King David (dir. Nana Dakin). www.averiisrael.com @averiisrael
Maya Jennings MAYA JENNINGS (Ash/Garnet) is excited to be working with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company! Originally from Kailua, Hawaii, she is a recent transplant to New York City. She is a graduate of Hofstra University, where she received a BFA in Theatre Arts. Her recent credits include The House of Bernarda Alba (Poncia), Hamlet (Laertes), and 4.48 Psychosis (Woman).
Leslie Marseglia

LESLIE MARSEGLIA(Holly/Dawn) is happy to be in the park again with Everyday Inferno after appearing last year in Supertopia.  She was also seen in the park last summer as part of the ensemble of Shakespeare in the Park’s Julius Caesar. Other favorites: Turn of the Screw (Everyday Inferno), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Instigators), Keep (Mastodon/Wide Eyed Productions), Major Barbara (Brave New World Rep) and Rosalind in As You Like it (New School). MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. www.lesliemarseglia.com

Steve Martin STEVE MARTIN (Clay) is very glad to be working with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company.  Steven is in his first season with the Company. Recent credits: Hastings (She Stoops to Conquer), Jeffries (White Out), Puck (A Midsummer Nights Dream), Decius Brutus (Julius Caesar), Suffolk, Warwick, Richard III (King Henry 6 I, II, III), Guildenstern/Fortinbras (Hamlet), Cornwall (King Lear), Boy (The Trial). Reed (Steal This Play), Nick (Mourning Glory), Turkle (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Master Chavros (The Renaissance Dueling Play), Brother 2/Homey 1 (The Tragedy at Hood 14542), Reverend Sykes (To Kill A Mockingbird), Ensemble (My Fair Lady) Steven is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. Steven would like to thank God, his friends, and the cast and production team for this amazing experience.
Ryan Mills

RYAN MILLS(Cliff/Dusty) has performed with Everyday Inferno in The Roaring Girl, Sally Sock, Alice Blue and Jason Pizzarello's harold eventually reconciles with his sister in one second. He has performed in various theaters across the country including The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Shakespeare Festival of St Louis, Olney Theatre Center, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. 

ANAÏS KOIVISTO(Co-Producer) is excited to be back in the park this summer with EITC's sixth annual free show, and hopes you will join us for this favorite tradition. She is a director, producer, and artistic director of Everyday Inferno. As a director, her upcoming projects include Meaningful Conversation with New Light Theatre Project and EITC's upcoming production of Quicksand. She hopes you will continue to enjoy the rest of our season and seasons ahead, and also hopes you will donate to keep our annual free theatre going if you are able!  www.anaiskoivisto.com

KATHERINE SOMMER(Co-Producer) is a New York-based producer and director, a Skidmore College graduate, and the Producing Director of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. With Everyday Inferno, Katherine’s directing credits include the world premiere of Punk as Fuck, By Sun and Candlelight, and Stella Starlight: Queen of Space and The Policy as a part of If on a Winter’s Night…. Katherine has produced The Turn of the Screw at the historic Morris-Jumel Mansion, A Map to Somewhere Else, Something Wicked and Heart of Oak (Hangover Encore selections in the 2014 and 2015 FRIGID New York festivals), and Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy. Katherine has served on the board of Tomfoolery Theatre (NJ), and has directed multiple short plays at the Looking Glass Theater (NY).
JASON PIZZARELLO (Playwright) recently developed his plays After People Like You at Classic Stage Company with director Anna Brenner, Providence Adrift with Meghan Finn at 3-Legged Dog, Half Right with Michelle Bossy and the Fordham Alumni Company, and When I Had Three Sisters with Lila Neugebauer in the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. His work has also been produced at Irondale Ensemble, HERE Arts Center, Clubbed Thumb, Source Festival (DC), and the 14th St. Y Theater. Over thirty of his plays for young actors are published by Playscripts and Stage Partners and have been produced in all 50 states as well as in 25 countries, including a Norwegian translation. When he's not writing, he proudly serves as a logistics officer with the New York Army National Guard and recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.
CHRISTINE ZAGROBELNY(Director) is an NYC-based director, passionate about developing new work and immersive theatre. Select directing credits include: Office Play (working title, a devised play about office life), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Instigators), Welcome to The Fall (The Motor Company), Breathing Corpses, Jailbait (Burning Coal Theatre Company, Second Stage), The Shape of Things. Christine is a company collaborator with EITC and a member of Mozzlestead’s development team.  She has developed new work at Dixon Place, Mission to Ditmars, The Brick, Flux Theatre Ensemble, and Judson Memorial Church.  More information at: http://www.christinezagrobelny.com
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members