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Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy
by Caroline Angell


Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy tells the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty through the eyes of both the hero and the villain.  Weaving together the narratives of storytelling greats Perrault, Basile, Walt Disney, and The Brothers Grimm, playwright Caroline Angell has re-imagined a very old story for an audience of all ages. 

What happens when you wake up one morning and 100 years has passed you by?  How do you protect the innocence of your children in a world where evil is ever-present?  And what's the best way to keep your Horse's snotty attitude in check?  The universal questions posed by this timeless fairy tale are addressed in a charming, hilarious, and occasionally terrifying manner in this new adaptation.

The Jan Hus Playhouse
351 E 74th St., NYC, 10021
May 2013

Writer: Caroline Angell
Director: Anais Koivisto
Producer: Katherine Sommer
Stage Manager: Emily Rosenkrantz
Lighting Designer: Carla Linton

Featuring: Elise Arndt, Kathryn Connors, Lindsay Cook, Augustin J Correro, Leslie Gauthier, Paul Gregg, Peregrine Heard, Jonathan Hendrickson, Hank Lin, Mia Rohrer, Benjamin Drew Thompson

See the other video teasers on our Vimeo Page:
- Fundraising appeal video
- Appeal video teaser
- TGIF from the cast of Briar Rose

Audio Clip: Briar & the Thirteenth Fairy (Moon Monologue)
Click to Listen

Voice Credit: Margo Seibert
Recorded & Engineered by: Jahn Sood

"I am looking forward to the next production of this new and vibrant indie theater company."
- Joan Kane,



Elise Arndt
ELISE ARNDT (The Cook, Fairy 3, Fanged Fairy 1) recently moved to the city after receiving her BA in Musical Theatre from American University last May. Previous credits include Bare: A Pop Opera (Nadia), The Who's Tommy (Minister's Wife), Bernice Bobs her Hair (Ethel), and the ensemble of Nine and Oklahoma. This is her first production in New York.
Kathryn Connors
KATHRYN CONNORS (Red Rabbit, Fanged Fairy 3, Fairy 5, The Moon) is thrilled to be part of Briar Rose and the Thirteenth Fairy! Credits include: NEW YORK STAGE: MCOC: The Giver of Dreams (workshop); REGIONAL STAGE: Synetic Theater: Home of the Soldier (Native Sniper), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca u/s), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet & Nurse u/s), Othello (Ensemble u/s), Don Quixote (u/s); Synetic Family Theater: The Magic Paintbrush (The Orphan - 2011 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards Nomination: Favorite Actress in a Family Show); UrbanArias: Photo-Op (Chief of Staff/Ensemble): Heritage Theatre Festival: Oliver! (Charlotte & Old Sally); University of Virginia: The Voysey Inheritance, Some Girl(s), Oedipus Tyrannus, Scapin, Oklahoma!; The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art showings: Macbeth, The Man of Mode, Richard II; FILM/TV: Sirens Media: Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets, GoldenTiger Productions: Senior Cut Day The Movie; TRAINING: BA (Drama): University of Virginia, Postgraduate Diploma (Classical Acting): The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Lindsay Cook

LINDSAY COOK (Thirteen) is thrilled to be a part of Briar Rose and the Thirteenth Fairy! Originally from Seattle, Lindsay graduated from University of Northern Colorado and has been a working actor in New York for almost exactly one year. Previous NY credits include Scheme of the SuperBullies (Eye Spy) and Bombshell Baby (Perky Soprano). Thanks to friends, family and this amazing cast and creative team.

Augustin Correro
AUGUSTIN J CORRERO (Royal Trumpeter, Fish, Fairy 6; Vocal Coach) is an acting coach, director, playwright, and performer with an M.F.A. in Theatre Performance Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.A. from Mississippi University for Women (yes, women). Onstage he has appeared in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues, Jones & Schmidt's Celebration, Suddenly Last Summer, Henry V, King Lear, Vieux Carre, Altar Boyz, and many others. His play [vampire]Medea received praise at the 1st Atlanta Fringe Festival, and while resident playwright for TheatreLAB in Richmond, VA, his play Trojans premiered to controversy and acclaim. He has taught at SETC, Tisch, VCU, and various schools and conferences across the East Coast. Augustin's experience with the voice includes techniques of Estill, Lessac, Linklater, Rodenburg and Berry. He has taught vocal production to all ages in private, college, grade school, and public forums.
Leslie Gauthier
LESLIE GAUTHIER (Briar Rose) is excited to be working with Everyday Inferno playing Briar Rose. Past credits include Stop the Virgens (St. Anne's Warehouse), The Turn of the Screw (Lincoln Center), Madame de Sade (Columbia MFA) and The Big Exit (Williamstown Theatre Festival) amongst others. She is a graduate of Fordham University's theatre program where she studied acting and directing. She is currently a student at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Upcoming projects: The 23 Year Old Myth (playwright) and the independent short film Fitzgerald's Eyes. Thank you Anais, Caroline, Emily and Katherine for the opportunity to play a princess and the cast for making such a fun experience.
Paul Gregg
PAUL GREGG (The Horse, Fairy 1, The Page) is thrilled to be making this Everyday Inferno debut with this amazing cast & crew! New York highlights include: Malcolm in The Full Monty (Westchester Sandbox Theatre), Acrobat/Performer in Cirque de la Mer (SeaWorld, San Diego), Peter in Get Some (MTC /Workshop), Dave in Dreamgirls, "LIVE with Regis and Kelly", "Bumps in the Night" and "Bound" with Brandon Mason Movement Dance Company. Paul holds degrees in Marine Biology and Theatre Arts from the University of San Diego.
Peregrine Heard
PEREGRINE HEARD (Nanny) is an actor with a handy BA in East Asian Studies. New York: Romeo & Juliet, The Honest Whore, and #serials@theFlea as a member of The Bats; Julius Caesar with Monsterpiece Theater Collective. Regional: In The Zone, SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN at Williamstown Theatre Festival workshop. Education: LAMDA, Yale University. Founding company member of Marrow.
Jonny Hendrickson
JONATHAN HENDRICKSON (The Jester, Fairy 2, Fanged Fairy 2) is an actor, mime, and aerialist. Credits include Children of Paradise, Home : Home, Godforsaken, Oedipus & Antigone, Kiss Me Kate, The Alchemist, and many appearances with HYPE! Mime Troupe. Film/TV: Messin, Mime Bill. He studied at Tufts University and the Accademia dell'Arte. Every day make time to play.
Hank Lin
HANK LIN (The King, Steward) has previously performed in new works with Classic Stage Company, the Plastic Theater Company, the Gallery Players, Truffle Theatre, and PlaylabNYC, in addition to serving as a member of the Bat company at the Flea Theater. He is a graduate of Brandeis University. Much love to the cast and crew.
Mia Rohrer
MIA ROHRER (The Queen, Steward's Wife) is a born and raised New Yorker. She left Manhattan briefly to earn her Bachelors Degree in Media Studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, Dc. Since returning to Manhattan to pursue her acting career, she has appeared in TV shows such as Law and Order:SVU, Deadly Affairs, Family Secrets, and Mysteries at the Museum. She recently understudied the role of Grace in an original play, Survey, at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.
Ben Thompson
BENJAMIN DREW THOMPSON (Prince) New York Credits: Hot Fun in the Summertime (Cherry Lane), Bombsheltered (FringeNYC), 20Somethings (FringeNYC). Regional Credits: Shining City (Huntington Theatre Company), Merrily We Roll Along (Boston University) Mix Tape (Stonington Opera House). Training: Boston University, (BFA).
CAROLINE ANGELL (Playwright) is a writer and director living in New York City. She has a B.A. in Musical Theatre from American University, and has worked extensively as a teacher, director, and theatre administrator in both the New York and Washington DC areas. Her NYC work has been seen at Amios, Highwire Theatre, and most recently the Looking Glass Theatre. In the DC area, Caroline has had her work shown at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage festival as both a writer and a director, and worked in various capacities with Signature Theatre, Fords Theatre, and The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, among others. Caroline will direct a production of Pippin this summer for The Theatre Lab's musical theatre conservatory in DC, and is grateful that her first collaboration with Everyday Inferno has been such a special one. ILYDDMGB&E!
ANAIS KOIVISTO (Director) is thrilled to put up Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's first fully staged work! Previous directing credits include: Three Patricias (staged reading), It's Just the Radio (Looking Glass Theatre Forum), The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions), GUT Symmetries (Huntington Light Lab), The Tower (Looking Glass Fugly Staged Reading Series), The Golden Ticket (Looking Glass Theatre Forum), Speed Shakespeare – Hamlet, R&J (Theatre Artists' Conspiracy), and Misreadings (SOTA). Anais holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT. Thank you to Ryan for your constant unwavering support and to Caroline & Katherine – without you, I'd still be dreaming about what this company could be.
CARLA LINTON (Lighting Designer) Most recent design credits include: Cabaret (Westchester Sandbox Theater), Smokey Joes Cafe (Emelin Theater), Invertigo Dance Theatre: Fun in Limbo (LA Theatre Center), All The Windows on Alcatraz (NYC Fringe), The Funny House of a Negro (Cal Arts), Dice Thrown: A Chance Opera (Cal Arts), ALD to Jeanette Yew (3LD, Here Arts, The Flea, NYC), ALD to Donald Holder, Ragtime (Kennedy Center, DC), Some Americans Abroad (2nd Stage Theater, NYC), Oleanna (The Golden Theater, NYC). She holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
DANIELLE RODINO (Board Operator) is excited to be a part of the Briar Rose team. Previous New York credits include: Halloween Hullabaloo (SM), Pipeline's Giant Killer Slugs (ASM), Poliglot Theater's Neither Heaven Nor Earth (SM), and MCC Theater Youth Company's Uncensored 2012 (SM). Thanks to Katherine for letting me be a part of this piece!
EMILY ROSENKRANTZ (Stage Manager) is a collaborative theater artist trained in all aspects of theater at Middlebury College ('11.5) and currently residing in Brooklyn. New York work includes: The Pinks (SM/AD) with Gold No Trade; The Soap Myth (Prop Design) with National Jewish Theater; Victory (Wardrobe), Territories (AD), Lovesong of the Electric Bear (Wardrobe), and Question of Mercy (AD) with PTP/NYC, and administrative work with Clubbed Thumb. She is also currently working with Atlantic Theater Company's Staging Success program with the 11th graders at Park Slope Collegiate. Regionally, she has worked as Scenic Painter/Technical Crew for College Light Opera Company's 2012 summer season, which included Ruddigore, Sally, Music Man, Candide, The Student Prince, Anything Goes, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and The Drowsy Chaperone. She will be returning to CLOC this summer as the Scenic Artist, and will continue to pursue scenic painting in New York in the fall.
DEREK SCHUMACHER (Shadow Art Design) has spent his life dedicated to the visual arts attending Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. From this, he has won the YoungArts Merit Award for exceptional artistic achievement and is headed to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) following graduation. Derek's attention to detail can be seen in his intricate work artwork and looks forward to continuing that tradition as an illustrator in the near future.
KATHERINE SOMMER† (Producer) is a director/producer/theatre enthusiast who has worked in a variety of capacities on a number of productions in the tri-state area. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in English and Theatre. She has directed productions in the past four consecutive Writer/Director Forums at the Looking Glass Theater (NYC). She is also a board member and producer for Tomfoolery Theatre, a non-profit community theatre company in Northern New Jersey that produces a musical each summer in an effort to raise money for a charitable organization. Katherine is eternally grateful to her parents for always being her number one fans and biggest supporters, along with the rest of her wonderful family and friends. She is incredibly thrilled to be a part of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company's first fully-staged production, particularly because it has given her yet another opportunity to work with such immensely talented and generous artists as Anais and Caroline.
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members