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Gabriel
developmental workshop & staged reading

EVENT PAGECAST & STAFFRESERVE A SEAT

McAlpin Hall, West Park Center
165 West 86th, NYC
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
May 25th, 8:00pm
Suggested donation: $5

What even is gender anyway? In Gabriel, playwright Francesca Pazniokas' updated interpretation of George Sand's classic play, a bright, perceptive teenager feels trapped in the confines of society's unyielding approach to gender. His family wants Gabriel to be one gender, while her lover wants Gabriel to be another. A rarely-produced romantic drama of misgendering, female repression, and discovery of personal identity, Gabriel is primed to speak to our modern world and current political climate.

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Juan Arturo JUAN ARTURO (Astolphe) was born in Miami and raised in New York. A city kid, he loves long walks through Central Park and avoids Times Square at all costs. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Acting and is super excited to be working with the Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. Most of the time he's genuinely happy to be where he is, and he faces life with a smile and a positive disposition. 
Elizabeth Berkman ELIZABETH BERKMAN (Gabriel) is thrilled to be making her debut with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company! She's a Dallas native her earned her BFA in Theatre from SMU. In the NYC area she's been seen in Henry IV (Prince Hal), Martyr'd Signs, A Titas Andronicus Adaptation (Demetrius) and the short film Nube (Nube). Keep up with her at www.elizabethberkman.com!
Dylan Côté DYLAN CÔTÉ (Antonio) New York credits include The Merchant of Venice (Secret Theatre), Pip's Island (Skylight Modern), Sharks (Primary Stages), and Salamander (Primary Stages/Fordham University). Dylan graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a BA in Theatre Performance in Romance Languages. He would like to thank Everyday Inferno as well as his family for their endless support.​
Maria Kyomi Guedo MARIA KYOMI GUEDO (Settimia/Tavern Keeper) is excited to be working with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company! Maria was born in Lima, Peru and grew up in Corona, Queens. She has studied acting at Stella Adler School of NYC and T. Schreiber Studio. She currently studies and performs Ryukyuan (Okinawan) dance with Jimpu- Kai NY. She would like to thank her family and friends for all their continued love and support.
Sam Ogilvie SAM OGILVIE(Tutor/Fight Captain) is an actor, fight director, singer and dancer. Everyday Inferno: Roaring Girl,Turn of the Screw, Map to Somewhere Else; Other Off-Off-Broadway: Could This Meeting Have Been an E-mail/Mary Stuart (Spicy Witch), Odyssey Project (Red Leaf), Rocking Dead (Playing with Reality); Web Series: Adventures of Hot Head (Timid Jester, fight director and actor), Skye of the Damned (Vampire Freaks). Sam is a Core Company Member with Everyday Inferno. Education: NYU-Tisch. www.sam-ogilvie.com
Aubrey Quinn AUBREY QUINN (Faustina) was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating from Adelphi University with a BFA in Theatre she is proud to have called NYC her home for the past few years. Aubrey previously performed with Everyday Inferno in The Dispute and is excited to be collaborating with them again. Previous credits include touring with the National Theatre of the Deaf, Dancing at Lughnasaand Sesame Street. Follow all of Aubrey's adventures @aubreyequinn on Instagram/Twitter.
Dorian Spencer DORIAN SPENCER (Prince Julien/Jailer) is an actor, musician, singer, songwriter and music producer, Dorian Spencer has appeared on the big screen in major films like "Father Of The Bride 2" and "Night At The Roxbury" and on the small screen in "NYPD Blue," "Law & Order" and “Ellen" to name a few. He has also appeared on stage in multiple runs of James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner and Casey Kurtti's Three Ways Home. As a singer and songwriter, he has performed in legendary venues such as The Bitter End, the Beacon Theater and even Madison Square Garden. His music has been featured on the MSG networks show “NYC Sound Tracks” & nationally on MTV’s “Two A Days.” He is an accomplished performing artist who strives to express his art in all ways that can touch and transform his audience. 
Lizz Hudman LIZZ HUDMAN(Director) is a Company Collaborator with Everyday Inferno. Recent directing credits include Doppleganged and Alice Blue as part of If on a Winter's Night..., an all-female adaptation of Measure for Measure with WEBroadway's Women's Work Festival, Noteworthy: A Night of Female Songwriters, and assistant directing Everyday Inferno's The Roaring Girl.
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
Francesca Pazniokas

FRANCESCA PAZNIOKAS (Playwright) is a writer and musician whose work has been produced and developed in New York, Chicago, London and Melbourne. Recent credits include Everlast at Source Festival, Goodnight at The Actors Theatre of Louisville (Heideman Award Finalist), Spider Ice Ghost Heart Sea at Pipeline Theatre Company's Matchstick series, and SERIALS at The Flea. She is a member of Exquisite Corpse Company's Spring Writer's Lab and Pipeline Theatre Company's 2017 PlayLab. Francesca holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a Master's in Playwriting from Royal Holloway (University of London). www.francescapazniokas.com

Cristina Ramos CRISTINA "CHA" RAMOS(Stage Combat Choreographer) 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.
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).
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members