If on a Winter's Night... 2013   Postcard

Elements of fantasy unite these three plays in an evening devoted to bare-bones theatrical magic. 

In G.D. Kimble’s Jen Tries Vacation, a yuppie couple has a magical encounter that tests their patience, their “liberal” values, and ultimately their sanity. Have they wandered to the wrong side of the universe, or just the wrong side of the tracks?

In A.C. DeLashmutt’s The Policy, Jessie receives two odd and unexpected visitors with a very unusual product to sell. With her future psychic health on the line, she is forced to consider the inevitable after-effects of weight gain, friendship-ending fights, and circus-seal-training reality show contests.

Sarah Matusek’s People Will Talk About You Sometimes, inspired by Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, follows a loose network of inter-connected strangers as they come together in a show of support after a mutual friend’s unexpected attempt at suicide. Unbound by limitations of time or space, the play explores the emotional terrain of illness, acceptance, and recovery. 

 

If on a Winter's Night...
an evening of one-act plays, directed by women
Theme: Fantasy & Magic

TICKETSEVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

The Access Theatre Gallery
Dec 5-8, 2013
Thursday - Sunday at 8pm
Sunday matinee at 3pm
Tickets: $15
Production Stage Manager: Danielle Rodino
Lighting Designer: Sara Watson

Featuring: Charlene Brea-Gomez, Alexa Cappiello, Kathryn Connors, Colin Froeber, Matthew Hansen, Jonathan Hendrickson, Finn Kilgore, Artem Kreimer, Grace Painter, Mark Paul Schulz, Michelle Siracusa, Rodrikus Springfield

Sergei Burbank's review on nytheater now
Oscar Lopez's review on StageBuddy.com
Adam Szymkowicz interviews Playwright Sarah Matusek





 

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Charlene Brea-Gomez
CHARLENE BREA-GOMEZ (People Will Talk... Izzy) is a New York-raised actor. Credits include .Frame. (The Seven Collective), Solomon's Way (Legros Cultural Arts Center), South Pacific (New London Barn Playhouse), Antigone and Rumors (Displaced Theatre Company), Waiting for Godot, Breaking E.D.E.N., Fold the Close, and Waiting for Lefty (Dartmouth College). She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Dartmouth College and has also studied at LAMDA in the UK. She is passionate about language and gravitates toward working on pieces by new playwrights as well as anything from the era of modern drama. 
Alexa Cappiello
ALEXA CAPPIELLO (The Policy - Jessie) is THRILLED to be involved with her first Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. production! She's a Florida native and wonders as much as you are why she left the sunshine and beaches. She graduated with her MFA in Acting/Theatre from FAU. Professional & regional credits include: Twelfth Night (Viola), Company (Amy), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), Marisol (Marisol), Dancing at Lughnasa (Chris Mundy). Film: Flashback (Tiffany Sloane) which has received international distribution (i.e. she may be famous in Poland). She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support and for always encouraging her to follow her dreams, no matter how nutty they are.
Kathryn Connors

KATHRYN CONNORS (People Will Talk... - Audre) is thrilled to be part of If on a Winter's Night...! Credits include: NEW YORK STAGE: Everyday Inferno Theatre Company: Dog and Human in The Golden Hour, 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.

Colin Froeber COLIN FROEBER (People Will Talk... - Nick) is thrilled to make his Everyday Inferno debut! Originally from North Dakota, Colin has an extensive background in educational and youth theatre. He spent a year touring the US with the New Hampshire-based Hampstead Stage Company and currently works with Wildlife Theater at the Central Park and Bronx zoos. Favorite regional credits include Next Fall, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Many thanks and much love to all.
Matthew Hansen
MATTHEW HANSEN (People Will Talk... Killian) would like to thank Taylor, the amazingly talented cast of People Will Talk... and the Everyday Inferno Theatre Company for the opportunity to be a part of this incredible night of exciting new works. He would like to thank Danielle for her constant love and support. Past credits include Paul in Year's End (Off-Off Broadway), Jim in The Glory of Living directed by Ashley Tata (Off-Off Broadway), Gravedigger in Just Kidding Theatre Company's production of The Living Dead in Denmark (Off-Off Broadway) and Christian in Cyrano de Bergerac (Regional). www.mhwetsel.com
Jonathan Hendrickson
JONATHAN HENDRICKSON (People Will Talk... - Ezra) is thrilled to be back with Everyday Inferno after appearing in Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy this past spring. He recently originated the role of George Hurrell in the world premiere of Charles Mee’s The Four Seasons at the Angel Orensanz Foundation. Add’l NY Stage: Children of Paradise, Godforsaken, Home : Home. University: Oedipus & Antigone, Kiss Me Kate, The Alchemist, many appearances with HYPE! Mime Troupe. Film/TV: Messin, Mime Bill. Jonathan studied at Tufts University and the Accademia dell’Arte. Every day make time to play. www.jonathan-hendrickson.com
Finn Kilgore
FINN KILGORE (The Policy - Pickles) is stoked to join Everyday Inferno Theater Co. for If on a Winter's Night... A current member of the Flea theater's Bat company, he has worked on productions including Restoration Comedy and Job. Other recent roles include Colonel Pickering in Pygmalion, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet and various roles in A Dream Play. Finn has trained at the British American Drama Academy, the National Theater Institute and Powerhouse Theater program and is a graduate from Sarah Lawrence College.
Artem Kreimer
ARTEM KREIMER (The Policy - Lange) is super excited to be a part of this show. He is a resident actor with The Bats at The Flea Theater, where credits include Romeo and Juliet, #serials@theflea, and the first workshop of The Riot Group’s Sarah Flood in Salem Mass. Other recent productions include Asking for Trouble 2013 (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood), Giant Killer Slugs (Pipeline Theatre Company), and A Doll's House (Williamstown Theatre Festival). He holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and is also a lighting designer and production manager. Thanks to Anne and Olkin. www.artemkreimer.com
Grace Painter
GRACE PAINTER (Jen Tries Vacation - Jen) is a recent MFA graduate from the New School For Drama. New York credits include: Survive! Survive! (Kevin C Gall + Trevor Buteau), King John (New Ensemble Workshop), The Trojan Women, Fen, New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down (NSD), Imaginary (reading, Black Henna Productions). Film: Love & Sandwiches (dir. Jordan Bates). All her love to her family, friends, and 13. 
Mark Paul Schulz
MARK PAUL SCHULZ (Jen Tries Vacation - Finn) is happy to be working for the first time with the Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. He has appeared both on New York and regional stages in such productions as Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Angels in America (Prior Walter), and Assassins (John Wilkes Booth). He is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Playwrights Horizons Theater School and is a current member of Larry Singer Studios. He would like to thank his dear friends for their constant support. Visit markpaulschulz.com for more information.
Michelle Siracusa MICHELLE SIRACUSA (People Will Talk... - Maev) is a film and stage actress and a member of Boxed Wine Productions, a collaborative, multi-disciplinary theatre company.  She's a pianist, singer, and composer. You can find her music on YouTube.  She also dabbles in dance and post-modern choreography.  She graduated from NYU's Experimental Theatre Wing and Lee Strasberg Institute in 2011.  Recently, she appeared as Phebe in Under the Greenwood Tree, a musical re-imagining of Shakespeare's As You Like It, at The Flea Theater.  She also starred in a faux horror film trailer by the cult sci-fi director, Douglas McKeown.  Favorite theatrical roles include: Mrs. Juno in Overruled and Sarah in Guys & Dolls.  Much love and many thanks to all. www.michellesiracusa.weebly.com 
Rodrikus Springfield
RODRIKUS SPRINGFIELD (Jen Tries Vacation - Reefer) is excited to work with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. He currently resides in Brooklyn, and is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He is earning his MFA in Acting at Brooklyn College. Previous work includes companies such as Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Dream 7 Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Creon (Antigone), Walter Lee Younger (A Raisin in the Sun), and Mennenius (Coriolanus). He would like to thank his wife, Jacqueline, for her awesome love and support.

A.C. DELASHMUTT (The Policy - Playwright) is a writer living in New York. She is a contributing editor at Trop Magazine, and her writing has appeared in theNewerYork, McSweeney's, The Washington Post and elsewhere. She's thrilled to have her first play produced by Everyday Inferno.

G.D. KIMBLE (Jen Tries Vacation - Playwright) is an actor, playwright and director. He is a native of Louisiana, where he was a founding member of both GreenDoor Productions and The Pass-The-Hat-Theatre, having served as artistic director of the latter. In 2011, he served as assistant director for the Broadway revival of Terence Rattigan's Man & Boy, directed by multiple BAFTA, Olivier, and Tony Award nominee Maria Aitken, and starring Frank Langella. He is the author of numerous plays, and his first full length work, Megiddo opened to rave reviews at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in September 2009. In July 2013, his play Two Irishmen Are Digging A Ditch opened the Neil Labute New Theater Festival in St. Louis after a successful run at The Glass Eye in NYC. G.D. is a graduate of the Shakespeare & Company Training Institute in Lenox, MA, holds a BA in theatre performance from Louisiana State University, and an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA.
ANAIS KOIVISTO† (Jen Tries Vacation - Director, Co-Producer) is excited to work on If on a Winter's Night...! Previous directing credits include: In the Land of Giants (Central Park), Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (Jan Hus Playhouse), Three Patricias (Staged Reading, Space on White), It's Just the Radio (Looking Glass Theatre Forum), The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions), The Golden Ticket (Looking Glass Theatre Forum), Speed Shakespeare – Hamlet, R&J (Theatre Artists' Conspiracy), and Misreadings. Anais holds a BFA from Boston University and has studied at LAMDA and ACT. Thank you to Ryan for your constant unwavering support. www.anaiskoivisto.com
SARAH MATUSEK (People Will Talk... - Playwright), a Brooklyn-based writer, performer and director, is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Everyday Inferno for the first time. A full-length version of People Will Talk... is currently in development with Poison Apple Initiative for Austin's upcoming FronteraFest. She has recently performed with Buran Theatre and her own devised performance group, Small Claims Court, and looks forward to presenting Karen Mirza and Brad Butler's Museum of Non Participation at Performa 13. Sarah is a recent graduate of Bennington College. 
TAYLOR REYNOLDS† (People Will Talk... - Director) is a Chicago native who has collaborated with numerous emerging theatre companies including FRESH PRODUCE'd, Play on Words Productions, and The Puzzle Festival. In February, she was the assistant director for Look Upon Our Lowliness with The Movement Theatre Company in Harlem. She has worked as a director and assistant with theatres across New York and Chicago. She holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University, where her senior thesis production was In the Blood. She is ever so thankful to Everyday Inferno for the opportunity to be a part of If on a Winter's Night...iamtaylorreynolds.com
DANIELLE RODINO (Production Stage Manager) 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).
KATHERINE SOMMER† (The Policy - Director, Co-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.
SARA WATSON (Lighting Designer) hails from Richmond, VA. She graduated Ohio University with her MFA in lighting design. Her BA is in dramatic arts from Centre College (Danville, KY). She has previously designed for such companies as The Baited Bear Players (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Stella Adler Studio (What I did Last Summer), Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (Resident Lighting Designer 2007-2010), New York Stage and Film (Bright Star,The House that Will not Stand, Fortress of Solitude), Stagedoor Manor (Lighting Design Team Lead 2010-2011), New Stage Collective (Bent, Dead City, Dying City, Jerry Springer: The Opera) and The Carnegie Performing Arts Center (The Secret Garden). www.swatsondesigns.com
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members