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Dreams of Malinche
developmental workshop & staged reading


The Great Room, South Oxford Space
March 10th, 7:30pm
Reservations are free

Worlds collide in a powerful coming-of-age story about the complex friendship between two young women growing up in small town Ohio. On the verge of high school graduation, Emily, a first generation Mexican-American, and her best friend Sarah begin to realize how much their futures have been dictated by their pasts. Entwined with the story of Malinche, Cortez's translator and mistress during his campaign against the Aztec Empire, this play delves deep into the Hispanic experience in the United States, the indigenous stories of the Americas, and the intricate histories that bind us.


Malloree Hill JELANI ALLADIN* (Josh) has been seen Off-Broadway in Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope (York Theatre Mufti Series). His Regional Credits include, I and You (TheatreSquared), Choir Boy (Studio Theatre of DC and Marin Theatre Company), The History Boys (PalmBeach Dramaworks), Violet (Clarence Brown), and the World Premiere of Josephine (Asolo Rep). Jelani is a recipient of the San Fran Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in Choir Boy. He has also developed new works at NYTW, Lark Development, and the York Theatre. Proud graduate of NYU Tisch New Studio On Broadway: Acting and Musical Theatre.
Caroline Lyell ALAN ARTSCHULER* (Rex/Cortez) favorite New York City theater roles include Polonius (Hamlet): Baylor (A Lie of the Mind); Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream); Pastor Manders (Ghosts); Rick (Bigfoot Stole My Wife); Helge (Festen); The President (Crazy Lady of Chaillot); Serebryakov (Uncle Vanya); Dr. Dorn (The Seagull); Rev. Samuel Gardner (Mrs. Warren's Profession); Duncan (Macbeth); and Judge Randolph (A Few Good Men). Film roles include Performance; Off Hour; and The Devil's Dolls. TV roles include Law and Order: SVU and The Onion News Network. Alan is a founding member of the Bedlam Theatre Company. He is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Check out his website: www.alanaltschuler.com.
Zac Pierce-Messick MEGHANN GARMANY (Sarah) recent credits include Bonesetter: A Tragislasher with Spicy Witch Productions, the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, Pipeline’s Bonfire Series, Fengar Gael’s Devil Dog Six, and several productions with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company including Reina Hardy’s A Map to Somewhere Else.  She is currently a member of the actor corps developing Regina Robbins’ Quicksand, an adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel of the Harlem Renaissance.  She is a Core Company member of Everyday Inferno.
Cristina M. Ramos ASHLEY MARIE ORTIZ (Emily/Malinche) is a New York based actress/artist. Stage credits include: Morgan, Meet me at the Fountain (Lincoln Center), Thorn, Malefactions, Maria, Patience, Fortitude, and Other Antidepressants (INTAR/Los Angeles Theatre Center), Meiken, Marfa Lights (INTAR), One-Minute Play Festival 20'13-'15 (INTAR), A Matter of Choice (Fringe Festival) and Mary/Eve, A Beautiful Star (Triad Stage). Member UNIT52, Barefoot Theatre Co. Associate Producer, Symphonics Live. Assistant Director Saturday Cast The Possibility Project, an Off-Broadway theatre organization dedicated to producing theater for social change with the youth of NYC. Volunteer at The 52nd Street Project.
Haley Sakamoto GRETA QUISPE* (Maria) is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actress of Peruvian descent who was raised in Brooklyn, NY. Ms. Quispe has studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute as well as at T. Schreiber's Studio and Theatre in New York City, where she took master classes with Terry Schreiber.  She has had co-starring roles along the side of of Dennis Leary (Rescue Me) and Adam Goldberg (NYC22). She appeared in lead roles in the show Momsters: When Mom's go Bad as well as in the television show "I'd Kill For You".  Ms. Quispe also has a supportive role in a feature film opposite Rosanna Arquette that is anticipated to be released mid 2017. Ms. Quispe is eternally grateful to all who have helped her along her journey.  She is also a woman of faith who gives God all the glory for her many blessings.
Nora Sorena Casey NORA SØRENA CASEY (Playwright) is a playwright and dramaturge. Her full-length plays include Take the Car (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Genius Project (Dixon Place), and Not Afraid (PowerOut), about a death-metal blogger The New York Times called "the kind of weirdo we want to root for." A frequent collaborator with The Motor Company, her site-specific plays include Derek and the Sheep, Intimate Bar Plays, and Absolutely Somewhere. She is the 2016 and 2017 Playwright-In- Residence with Athena Theatre Company's Athena Writes. Dramaturgy projects include the development of The Universe is a Small Hat by Cesar Alvarez (Joe's Pub, Prelude 2013, Babycastles); workshops of an untitled play by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Lark Studio Retreat); The In-Between by Kareem Fahmy (Noor Theatre's The Myth Project), and contributing to The Civilians cabaret Let Me Ascertain You: Holy Matrimony! (Joe's Pub).
Estefania Fadul ESTEFANÍA FADUL (Director) is a Colombian-born, New Hampshire-raised, NYC-based director and producer. Directing includes: The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich (SUNY Purchase), Cell by Cassandra Medley (Drama League DirectorFest), así van los fantasmas de méxico by Matthew Paul Olmos and El Laurel de Apolo by Calderón de la Barca (Repertorio Español). She will next be directing the new Spanish-language musical Óye Oyá at Milagro Theatre in Oregon, and is developing new work with writers Tatiana Suarez-Pico, Krista Knight, and Elisabeth Frankel. She has worked as assistant director to Rachel Chavkin (CSC), Ed Iskandar (the Flea), Jo Bonney (MCC) and Elise Thoron (Public Theatre), among others, and assistant produced Washeteria at Soho Rep. Estefanía is an alum of the Drama League Directors Project and the Van Lier Directing Fellowship at Repertorio Español, a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab, and a New Georges Affiliated Artist. B.A. Vassar College. www.estefaniafadul.com
Ben Ferber BEN FERBER (Sound Design) is a director/playwright whose work focuses on technology and the Internet. He designs sound and projections for his own work, and the work of others. Recent design credits include Atheist Ghost Party (The Tank), RAD ENOUGH DUDE??? (Yes.) (UglyRhino), Gregor (InVersion), Let's Play Play (The Brick), For the Lulz (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Not Afraid (PowerOut), Ravishing Medusa (Theater for the New City), and readings of The Kid Cult Cosmology (Urban Stages) and The Magic Fire (Upstart Creatures, directed by Estefania Fadul). Ben runs PowerOut, a theater company driven by three director/playwrights, with Nora Sørena Casey and Todd Brian Backus. Ben has collaborated with Nora on many of her plays, including Take the Car, Not Afraid, and Letters from Kafka.
ANAÏS KOIVISTO(Co-Producer) is thrilled to be supporting the development of this exciting new work as part of Everyday Inferno’s 2017 season of Perception, and hopes you will continue to enjoy the rest of our season and seasons ahead!  www.anaiskoivisto.com
Cristina Ramos CRISTINA "CHA" RAMOS(Spanish Language Consultant) is a performer, theatre creator, and total bookworm. She's an alumna of Columbia University (Anthropology), The Lee Strasberg Institute (Acting), and The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Playwriting), as well as a collaborating member of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, a founding member of Combative Theatre Company, and an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. More info at www.Cristina-Ramos.com. A million thanks to the insane family, friends, and collaborators who unrelentingly support my wildest dreams.
Adriana Santos ADRIANA SANTOS (Assistant Director) is a New York based writer, director and performer currently pursuing an MFA in playwriting at The Writer's Foundry in Brooklyn. She recently graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama and Creative Writing. Original works by Adriana have been presented at the Experimental Theatre Wing and the ABC Sanctuary in New York, the Zurich University of the Arts and the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. In the fall of 2016 Adriana assisted Naila Al-Atrash in the direction of The Conference of the Birds by Peter Brook and Jean-Claude Carriere produced by Tisch Drama Stageworks. Most recently she performed in the first of a series of works by choreographer Hannah Cullen, that delve into the root of perceived inequality, as a part of the ensemble cullen&them.
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).
* Indicates members of AEA
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members