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Quicksand (Developmental Residency)
Access Theater Residency

ACCESS THEATRE RESIDENCYCAST & STAFF

In residence at The Access Theater from July 2016 through August 2017, Everyday Inferno will be developing Regina Robbins' theatrical adaptation of Nella Larsen's novel. The director, playwright, actor corps, and producer will use this time to develop the piece from initial exploration and devised work through to a complete draft and public reading.

About the piece: Quicksand is an original theatrical adaptation of Nella Larsen’s semi-autobiographical novel of the Harlem Renaissance that tracks the journey of Helga Crane, daughter of a Danish white mother and West Indian black father, as she searches, fruitlessly, for a community of her own. Crane’s travels take her through black, white, and predominantly male-dominated populations, the deep South, Denmark, and New York, eventually returning her to essentially the same place she started from – still other, still alien, still unfulfilled. The cyclical nature of this heartbreaking journey will be reflected in dynamic staging that illustrates the constant motion and existential unrest that comes from trying to find one’s place in the world.

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QUICKSAND ACTOR CORPS

Jelani Alladin
JELANI ALLADIN
*

Alyssa Block
ALYSSA BLOCK
*

Tsebiyah Derry
TSEBIYAH DERRY
*

Santoya Fields
SANTOYA FIELDS


Meghann Garmany
MEGHANN GARMANY
*†

Mark Hawkins
MARK HAWKINS


Malloree Hill
MALLOREE HILL


Montana Hoover
MONTANA HOOVER
*

Dante Jeanfelix
DANTE JEANFELIX


Veronique Jeanmarie
VERONIQUE JEANMARIE


Liz Leimkuhler
LIZ LEIMKUHLER


Ava Sofia Mattox
AVA SOFIA MATTOX


Sam Ogilvie
SAM OGILVIE


Nathaniel Ryan
NATHANIEL RYAN

Rodrikus Springfield
RODRIKUS SPRINGFIELD

Marissa Stewart
MARISSA STEWART
*
Brennie Tellu
BRENNIE TELLU

Allison Strickland
ALLISON STRICKLAND*


Julian Thomas
JULIAN THOMAS


ChrisWright
CHRIS WIGHT


* member of AEA
† member of Everyday Inferno

ANAIS KOIVISTO† (Director) is a New York-based freelance director with an interest in new works and heightened-language classics. Previous directing credits include The DisputeThe Roaring GirlBonesetter: A Tragislasher by Annette Storckman, A Map to Somewhere Else by Reina Hardy, Heart of Oak and Something Wicked (Hangover Encore selections in the 2014 and 2015 FRIGID New York festivals), and Erik Ehn’s The Saint Plays. She has directed for Pipeline Theatre Company, the Sam French OOB Festival, Seiche Productions, Spicy Witch Productions, Looking Glass Theatre, 3V, and CORE Artists' Ensemble. Anaïs is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company, holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT, is a New York Affiliate member of Seiche Productions, and has served as a member of (Re:) Directions Theatre Company and the Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy. Upcoming: After I Was Free (Dixon Place), Othello (Match: Lit). www.anaiskoivisto.com

REGINA ROBBINS (Playwright) is a writer, director, and native New Yorker. Her plays include Enter Attendant, Disguised (Expanded Arts), Not a Dream (Six Figures Theatre), and It's Just the Radio (directed by Anaïs Koivisto), which won several awards at the Looking Glass Theatre's Spring 2012 Forum, including Best Production, Best Playwright, and Audience Favorite. Regina has also had staged readings presented by Identity Theater Company, the Directors Company, and Everyday Inferno Theatre. Her directing credits include Antony and Cleopatra (Looking Glass Forum) and The Cure for Panacea (Estrogenius Festival, Manhattan Theatre Source). Other company associations: Oslo Elsewhere, Horizon Theatre Rep, Untitled Theatre Co. #61. Regina has also made three films; they have been seen in cities around the U.S., winning awards in New York, San Diego, Cleveland, and Asheville, NC. BA, Yale University; MFA, Columbia School of the Arts; MA, CUNY Graduate Center
KATHERINE SOMMER† (Producer) is a producer and director working primarily in the tri-state area.  She is a Skidmore College graduate and a current board member of the North Jersey-based theatre company Tomfoolery Theatre, where she has co-produced Godspell and Zombie Prom.  She has directed productions in four consecutive Writer/Director Forums at the Looking Glass Theater (NY).  She is proud to be a founding member of the innovative and wonderful Everyday Inferno Theatre Company where she now serves as Producing Director.  With Everyday Inferno, Katherine was the producer of Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy and the director of Dog and Human as part of The Golden Hour and The Policy as part of the first annual If on a Winter's Night...  She is excited to be a part of this year's FRIGID festival and is, as always, eternally grateful to her incredibly supportive parents and friends.
* Indicates members of AEA
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members