The Golden Hour Postcard


The Golden Hour
five plays in sixty minutes

EVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

The Golden Hour combines the talents of five exceptional playwrights and directors in an exciting evening of site-specific short plays, perfomed in Central Park.

Friday, September 20th at 6:30 PM
Cherry Hill, Central Park
(Mid-Park at 72nd Street west of Bethesda Terrace)
Free to all / By donation

Feel free to bring a picnic basket, folding chair, snacks, etc and make yourself comfortable!

Come join us all for a drink (and some food) after the show at:
The Emerald Inn
250 W 72nd St
(between Broadway & 72nd St)

A BRIEF INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON WHAT USED TO BE CENTRAL PARK "This is a tour of what used to be Central Park, before the Great Wave flooded the city and people forgot why the park was here in the first place."

ISABEL SLEEP "Watch your step, Isabel."

THE ISSUE "Oh, the games we play..."

IN THE LAND OF GIANTS "Plaz-Tick is a dreamer and wants to leave this world for a new one- and Styrophome just might be tempted to do the same."

DOG AND HUMAN "Sharing a life isn't easy, even for a dog and human - but it is worth the effort."

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Katie Bland
KATIE BLAND (Isabel Sleep - Isabel) is thrilled to make her Everyday Inferno debut and to be working with Karyn DeYoung again.  She recently had her cabaret debut with her one woman show, Katie Bland: They're in Love, Where Am I?  She is set to remount the show in December.  Her favorite roles include: Violet in Violet the Musical, Shelby in The Spitfire Grill, and Bettina in The Hills Are Alive!  Proud Webster Graduate.
Emily Brazee
EMILY BRAZEE (Isabel Sleep - Clone) is a company member of Brooklyn based Built for Collapse where she collaborated on the award winning and internationally acclaimed Nuclear Love Affair (2012 Inspiration Award from the Prague Fringe Festival.) She most recently traveled to Italy to perform Nuclear Love Affair at the 2013 Rome Fringe Festival and prior to that was a part of the New York production at HERE in the Fall of 2012.  Her earlier performances of NLA include The Tank Theatre (2011), the “Dream Up Festival” (2011), Ars Nova’s ANT Fest (2011), and The International Prague Fringe Festival (2012.) Notable past regional credits include; Antonia in Man of La Mancha (The Hangar Theatre), Isabella Bird/Joyce in Top Girls (Ithaca College), and Madeline True in The Wild Party (Ithaca College.) In addition to her work with B4C, Emily is an active improv/sketch comedy student at The Upright Citizens Brigade and a proud alumni of Ithaca College; BFA Acting.  At the end of September Emily moves to London to pursue her masters in Creative Producing at the at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Kathryn Connors

KATHRYN CONNORS (Dog and Human - Dog) is thrilled to be part of Dog and Human and The Golden Hour! Credits include: NEW YORK STAGE: Everyday Inferno Theatre Company: Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy; MCOC: The Giver of Dreams (workshop); REGIONAL STAGE: Synetic Theater: Home of the Soldier; Synetic Family Theater: The Magic Paintbrush (2011 DC Theatre Scene Audience Choice Awards Nomination: Favorite Actress in a Family Show); UrbanArias: Photo-Op; Strut & Fret, Inc.: How Now, Hamlet?; Heritage Theatre Festival: Oliver!; 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.

Jake Cullens
JAKE CULLENS (Dog and Human - Human) is a graduate of The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and is happy to be working with Katherine again. Jake has performed in film, television and theatre in New York, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Prior to moving to NYC, Jake was teaching theatre and film in Atlanta. Some past theatre credits include: Orange Flower Water, Amicable Parting, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Julius Caesar, A Few Good Men, Barefoot in the Park, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Taming of the Shrew, and The Foreigner. www.jakecullens.com
Nathalie Frederick
NATHALIE FREDERICK (Dog and Human - Puppy) is a proud New York City native and Cornell University graduate. Favorite credits include Dante's Inferno (The Brick), Far Away and God's Ear (Cornell), the short film One Wing, and voice work for the popular cartoon Pokemon. She is also a New York City tour guide and selfproclaimed odd-job expert. Learn more at nathaliefrederick.com.
Francesca Galbo
FRANCESCA GALBO (The Issue - Claudia) is thrilled to be a part of The Golden Hour! A local New Yorker, she is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where she received a BA in English and Theatre with a double concentration in Acting and Directing. She has been active in both a winter and spring forum at the Looking Glass Theatre in NYC. At Muhlenberg she directed a Studio Production of 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane. Other directing credits include: Diane Sampson’s Intimacy, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and Jeff Goode’s Murder at Midnight. She has also acted in several Mainstage Productions, including Polaroid Stories (Persephone), and Wendy Wasserstein’s Uncommon Women, where her portrayal of Rita earned her an Irene Ryan Award Nomination.
Arielle Hader
ARIELLE HADER (A Brief Informational... - Linda) is an NYU Tisch grad, actor, and waffle enthusiast. She is psyched to do this cute, fun thing. Most recent creds include: AEA Equity Showcase Rise, ABC's What Would You Do?, Growing Up and Other Lies (starring Adam Brody and Zachary Quinto), and the leading lady in the up and coming indie feature Aboard the Carousel, which will have it's world premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival this October! Special thanks go to Laura, whom I'm glad to be reunited with! 
Rory Kulz
RORY KULZ (A Brief Informational... - Tim) is an actor, improviser, comedy writer, and recent graduate of Harvard University. In New York, he has appeared in Verona Walls (9BC Performance Series); The Untitled Project and that time, and the time before that, and (Sightline); with the Essential Voices USA chorus at Carnegie Hall; and in several other productions. In Boston, he starred in a number of plays including Stop Kiss (Bad Habit) and Christmas Belles (Company One / Phoenix). Film and webseries work includes Ashley/Amber (61st Berlinale), Threeway, and the forthcoming Couchsurfing. He would like to thank Laura and Everyday Inferno for the chance to do this play.
Elizabeth Nestlerode
ELIZABETH NESTLERODE (In the Land of Giants - Styrophome) has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami. She worked with Tommy Tune in the world premiere production of 54 Forever, and Brian Yorkey in Aida and The Who’s Tommy. She appeared as Betty Lanza in the world premiere workshop of Lanza! directed by Charles Messina and produced by Phil Ramone, and as Kitty Bennett/Georgiana Darcy in Pride and Prejudice directed by Mark Lamos. Elizabeth splits her time as a performer and teaching artist with Disney Theatrical Group, The American School in Switzerland, and Great Expectations Theatricals.
Norma Perez-Hernandez
NORMA PEREZ-HERNANDEZ (The Issue - Marcheline) is a native New Yorker who loves books, theatre, and pretty nail art. Her acting credits include Real Women Have Curves (Depot Theatre), the word premiere of children's musical Show Way (Vital Theatre), an all-female production of Henry V (Manhattan Shakespeare Project) and Pedestrian Casualty: Bronx USA (Looking Glass Theatre). Her Twitter is @normajeanesays, and she blogs about books and hot Broadway actors at lettersfromthemezzanine.wordpress.com.
Elise Sokolow
ELISE SOKOLOW (In the Land of Giants - Plaz-Tick) is very excited to be a part of the Golden Hour. Some of her favorite credits include: Goldilocks in Revolting Rhymes (Lucille Lortel), Arlo Will in the Spoon River Anthology (the Laughing Dog Center), and Bun Foo in Thoroughly Modern Millie (NYU Tisch). Next she can be seen in Bound for Broadway at the Underground on September 27th!
KARYN JOY DEYOUNG (Isabel Sleep - Director) is so excited for, about and to be part of Everyday Inferno! A Brooklyn based artist and direct, Karyn's recent work includes art direction on Odd.A.See with Exquisite Corpse Company, director for A Defense of Marriage with The Gallery Players, director for Below at New York International Fringe Festival and creator of Return to Social Media an immersive installation art piece for ArtPrize.  one could almost.

GINA FEMIA† (In the Land of Giants - Playwright) is a Brooklyn-born and based playwright. Her work has been presented as a part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The New Ideas Festival in Toronto, Dixon Place' HOT! Festival, The Women Center Stage Festival (New Georges, Just Do It!), HERE Arts Center (New York Madness, Occupy Sandy), The United Solo Festival, The Short Play By Women's Festival in Columbia, MO (featured playwright), The Horse & Cart Play Offs in Denver, and the Estrogenius Festival (Sola Voce) and has been developed at the Samuel French Institute, Dixon Place, Play on Words Productions, and Sarah Lawrence College. She is also a proud affiliated artist of New Georges. She received her MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was the recipient of the Lipkin Award in playwriting.

SKYLAR FOX (A Brief Informational... - Playwright) is a writer/director/actor/designer based both in Boston, MA and Providence, RI. His play The Last of the Living Jeffersons was recently produced in the Writing is Live festival in Providence. Other plays include Nor'easter, the incident with the margarine, A Wake for David's Fucked-up Face, and In the Absence of Words. He is the proud artistic director of the Circuit Theatre Company, where he was recently nominated for an IRNE award for his work directing Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play. He is a current undergrad at Brown University.
LAURA HIRSCHBERG (A Brief Informational... - Director) is a New York-based director/playwright/stage manager.  She recently returned from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where she assistant directed and stage managed Breaking the Silence.  New York directing credits include Swallow It, Clean, Fire Thief, and Azaleas at The Looking Glass Theatre, The Strongest at the WorkShop Theater, The Dinner Party at Arlene's Grocery, and several others.  Laura is delighted to collaborate with Everyday Inferno Theatre on this production and considers herself especially lucky to be working with Rory and Ari again.
BRIANNA KELLER (The Issue - Playwright) is thrilled to be a part of The Golden Hour. Her one-act play The Third Bride was seen in last year's Spring Forum at The Looking Glass Theatre (NY). She received her BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in playwriting from Marymount Manhattan College. Many thanks to Christina and the cast for bringing this play to life and to Anais and Katherine for the invitation to be a part of this exciting event!
ANAIS KOIVISTO† (Co-Producer, In the Land of Giants - Director) recently directed Everyday Inferno's first fully staged production, Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy. 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). In addition to her work with Everyday Inferno, Anais is an NY affliate artist with Seiche Productions, and was a member of (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and Theatre Artists' Conspiracy. Anais holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT. www.anaiskoivisto.com
ELLEN KOIVISTO (Dog and Human - Playwright) is an award-winning playwright who cofounded the Theatre Artist's Conspiracy, ran the TAC Limelight Playwriting workshop and was associate program director of The Scene Shop in San Francisco, co-produced the Bay Area Shakespeare Marathon, and is a 2010 Directors' Lab West alumni. She has done voiceover work locally and internationally, and has directed and acted throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over two decades.
ESSIE MARTSINKOVSKY (Isabel Sleep - Playwright) is thrilled to have Isabel Sleep included in the Golden Hour lineup. Her play I Was Loved by a Rat recently ran at the New York International Fringe Festival, and before that she lived in Singapore for two years, obtaining her MFA in Dramatic Writing at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Asia.
CHRISTINA NEUBRAND (The Issue - Director) is thrilled to be directing as part of The Golden Hour for Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. She is a teaching artist in the New York public schools and has worked with a variety of theatre companies both in NYC and her hometown, Dallas, TX. Favorite companies include Looking Glass Theatre, The Drama Club, Red Thread, Spellbound, Brooklyn Family Theatre, Theatre Britain, MBS Productions, Untitled Theatre Company, and Theatre Three. Thanks to Anais and Katherine for this opportunity to do a little play making, the soul was in much need of an adventure.
KATHERINE SOMMER† (Co-Producer, Dog and Human - Director) is a producer and director working primarily in the tri-state area. She graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in English and Theater, with a concentration in directing. She has directed productions in four consecutive Writer/Director Forums at the Looking Glass Theater (NY). She served as the producer for Everyday Inferno Theatre Co.'s recent production, Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy. She is also a board member of the North Jersey-based theatre company Tomfoolery Theatre, where she has co-produced Godspell and Zombie Prom.
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members