If on a Winter's Night...
an evening of one-act staged readings, directed by women
Theme: Looking to the Future

TICKETS EVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

The Great Room at South Oxford Space
138 S Oxford, Brooklyn, NY
February 9th, 2019, 8:00pm (Doors at 7:30pm)
Ticket donation: $15

Lobster Man
Written by Jonathan Cook, Directed by Katherine Sommer

Masha and the Bear
Written by Belle Shea, Directed by Rachael Murray

Not a First Date but a Start
Written by Kirby Fields, Directed by Francesca Galbo

Neighbors by the Sea
Written by Emma Goldman-Sherman, Directed by Anaïs Koivisto

Responsible
Written by Bara Swain, Directed by Lizz Hudman

 

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Laurel Andersen
ELIZABETH BERKMAN (Neighbors by the Sea - SAI) is so happy to be returning to If on a Winter's Night, this time as a new Company Collaborator with EITC! Recent credits include a reading of Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) with Match:Lit and Bethel Park Falls (Brooke/Gaia) with Everyday Inferno. www.elizabethberkman.com
Allison Beler AMELIA DUDLEY (Responsible – Dora, Lobster Man – Lobster Man #1) is a Brooklyn based actor and proud cat mom. She received her BFA from NYU Tisch and has since trained with The Freeman Studio and Shakespeare and Company. This is her first time working with Everyday Inferno, and she would like to thank the team for inviting her to be a part of If On A Winter’s Night!
Charlene Brea-Gomez

KAREN FORTE (Masha and the Bear – Mamochka) is thrilled to be working with Everyday Inferno again, having appeared in last summer’s EITC production of Bethel Park Falls. She was a founding member of Spring Theatreworks, where she appeared in Urge, Cinders, Post-Oedipus, and Largo Desolato,among others. She was nominated for best actress for her role in the 2015 Thespis Festival production of The Danaid. She has also appeared in shows produced by New Georges, Twilight Theatre Company, Gallery Players, and Queens Players. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Meghann Garmany

MEGHANN GARMANY†* (Neighbors by the Sea – NOA, Lobster Man – Lobster Man #2) was last seen with Everyday Inferno as “Only” aka “the Lamp” in Reina Hardy’s Glassheart. Previous Everyday Inferno credits include A Map to Somewhere ElseDreams of Malinche, the development of Regina Robbins’ Quicksand in residence with Access Theatre and several years of her FAVORITE NIGHT, “If on a Winter’s Night...”. Meghann is an LGBTQ identifying artist, a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and a core company member with Everyday Inferno. She thanks you all for your continued support of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company as we continue “Looking to the Future”. www.MeghannGarmany.com

Meghann Garmany
AVERI ISRAEL (Lobster Man - Christa) is excited to join Everyday Inferno again for this reading. She recently appeared in their summer production of Bethel Park Falls (Dir. Christine Zagrobelny). Other recent productions include LORDES (Dir. Katherine Wilkinson), The Exonerated (Dir. Zhailon Levingston), and King David (Dir. Nana Dakin). She can be found on the internet @averiisrael. www.averiisrael.com
Charlene Brea-Gomez
MAYA JASMIN (Not a First Date but a Start – Audrey) is excited to be part of Everyday Inferno again as Audrey in Not a First Date but a Start. Born to Japanese and Polish parents, Maya is a NYC based actress, raised in Ulm (Germany). Her most recent theatre credits include Two Rooms (Access Theatre), Sommernachtstraum (Frankfurt LAB), The Melting Pot  (Everyday Inferno Theatre Company),  Who I Am and Full Circle (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Unity (1918) directed by Kareem Fahmy. Maya wants to thank Everyday Inferno for their trust and Kirby, Francesca and Chris for their amazing energy!  www.mayajasmin.com
Charlene Brea-Gomez
LESLIE MARSEGLIA (Responsible – Jillian) is excited to be part of If on a Winter’s Night again this year! With Everyday Inferno: Bethel Park Falls, Supertopia and Turn of the Screw. Other favorites: ensemble of Shakespeare in the Park’s Julius CaesarThe Importance of Being Earnest (The Instigators), Keep (Mastodon/Wide Eyed Productions), Major Barbara (Brave New World Rep). MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. www.lesliemarseglia.com
Dante Jeanfelix SAM OGILVIE (Masha and the Bear – The Narrator/The Bear) is an NYC-based actor and a Core Member of Everyday Inferno. Select theater: Quicksand, Reigning Women (Spicy Witch), The Fall (FringeNYC), Roaring Girl (Everyday Inferno), A Map to Somewhere Else (Everyday Inferno), Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (NYDT); Workshops: Rape of Lucrece (Shakespeare Exchange), Maybe a Mexican? (Toccara Castleman); TV: Hamilton: Building America (History Channel); Web: Adventures of Hot HeadAdventure CapitalAdventure Capital will be appearing throughout festival circuits around the country. Beyond acting, Sam also moonlights as a professional zombie, appearing in plays, music videos, and commercial events in his brain-eating form. In the writing realm first full-length play, The Music Box, is currently in development with Everyday Inferno. BFA: NYU-Tisch. www.sam-ogilvie.com
Charlene Brea-Gomez
ASHLEY MARIE ORTIZ (Masha and the Bear – Masha) is a NY based Actor/Artist.  Credits include:  Scissoring, (INTAR), Nervous System (BAM), After (Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theatre), The Fire This Time Festival, Meet Me At the Foundation (Lincoln Center Education); Prize Fighter PS217 (The New Vic New Works Lab). Malefactions; Patience, Fortitude and Other Antidepressants (INTAR/Los Angeles Theatre Center). Marfa Lights (INTAR); A Beautiful Star (Triad Stage). Member of UNIT52 and Barefoot Theatre Company.  Teaching Artist: Park Avenue Armory and Opening Act.  Associate Producer, Symphonics Live, a monthly show at the Bowery Poetry Club which promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Proud Volunteer at The 52nd Street Project


Jon Meyer
DEAN TEMPLE* (Responsible – Louis) is a writer and performer based in NYC and the Hudson Valley. His comedy solo show Voice of Authority, about getting sued by the US Dept of Justice for $19 million and winner Best Show 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe, will be at the Kraine Theater Feb 21-Mar 9, and will be at Edinburgh Fringe Aug 2-24. Dean won the Best Actor award at the 2016 Madrid Intl Film Festival for Here Lies Joe, and his audiobook The Upstarts by Brad Stone, has been an Amazon Best Seller since Feb 2017. Follow Dean on Twitter @deantemple, Instagram @thatdeantemple, and come see Voice of Authority please.
Charlene Brea-Gomez
JULIAN THOMAS (Lobster Man – Mark) began a lengthy career of Shakespeare roles playing The Ghost of Hamlet and Horatio for regional theatre company Lover's and Madmen in Chicago, IL. A graduate of Northwestern University, he has appeared in numerous comedy sketches on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, along with playing Othello at Access Theatre. Julian has also co-starred in a handful of independent films including Taurus Entertainment's 'Day of the Dead 2'. Most recently Julian has narrated the audiobook for "We Matter; Athletes and Activism", a collection of interviews with high profile journalists, political activists and professional athletes, in which they explore the social justice landscape of today. It is available on Audible and Itunes.
Charlene Brea-Gomez
CHRIS WIGHT (Not a First Date but a Start – Stanley, Masha and the Bear – Butcher Pyotr) is an Artist Member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre and 'Friend' of Flux Theatre Ensemble; there and elsewhere he has appeared in premiers of plays by Tennessee Williams, David Ives, Lucy Thurber, Cassandra Medley, Jen Silverman, Rachel Bonds, Liz Duffy Adams, Sheri Wilner, and many other acclaimed writers. He most recently appeared in Everyday Inferno’s production of Quicksand by Regina Robbins. www.chriswight.net
JONATHAN COOK (Lobster Man – Playwright) is heavily involved in the fine arts as an actor, director, and writer based in Augusta, GA. He has written numerous plays that have been produced in theatres around the World and he is a four-time recipient of the Porter Fleming Literary Award. Other works he has authored include a Children's Video Storybook (THE TALE OF EMPRESS SOPHIE AND TRISTAN THE TOWER BUILDER) and two short horror tales (THE TEAR IN THE ROOF and BECOMING) which were both featured on the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights podcast as part of their 2017 Evil Idol event. www.jonathanrcook.com

KIRBY FIELDS (Not a First Date but a Start – Playwright) earned an MFA in Playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University. His plays have been produced or developed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Kansas City. He is proudest of UP Theater's production of K COMMA JOSEPH and LAByrinth's reading of SUMMER SESSION WITH THE BONES BRIGADE. The prose adaptation of SUMMER SESSION was featured on Episode 65 of The Other Stories Podcast, and the first chapter of his novel-in-progress, SHELTER ME, was a winner in Arch Street Press' "Best First Chapter Contest." He just finished shooting his first short film, "Not So Hilarious Anymore," which is adapted from his 10-minute play about Louis CK. He lives in Washington Heights with his wife and two sons.

FRANCESCA GALBO (Not a First Date but a Start – Director) is thrilled to be a part of Everyday Inferno's If on a Winter's Night..  for the third time. 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. Directing credits include: Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Diane Sampson’s Intimacy, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and Jeff Goode’s Murder at Midnight. She has 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.
EMMA GOLDMAN-SHERMAN (Neighbors by the Sea – Playwright) Emma Goldman-Sherman's recent work includes workshops of FUKT at Dixon Place, MAN & WIFE at NCTC, and  ZEN... is a finalist for the Bechdel Test Festival (Bridge Initiative). Upcoming: Counting in Sha'ab (Playing on Air); Neighbors by the Sea (Short + Sweet, Sydney) and The Last Date (Alumnae Theatre, Toronto). Full bio and plays are available on the NPX. Member: Dramatists Guild. MFA: University of Iowa where she was a recipient of the Jane Chambers Award (Perfect Women) and the Richard Maibaum Award for plays addressing social justice. Emma is the Resident Dramaturg at www.29thStreetPlaywrightsCollective.org where she runs the WriteNow Workshop.
LIZZ HUDMAN (Responsible – Director) is a director and a queer woman. She wants you to support more women in theatre by going to SheNYCarts.org. She went to school and has a bunch of credits and would like to thank some people. Give Everyday Inferno your money.
ANAIS KOIVISTO(Neighbors by the Sea – Director) is an NY-based freelance director, and the Artistic Director of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. She has directed for Pipeline Theatre Company, New Light Theater Project, FringeAL FRESCO, Match:Lit, Seiche Productions, Spicy Witch Productions, the FRIGID Festival (Hangover Encore selection in the 2014 and 2015 festivals), Looking Glass Theatre, 3V, and CORE Artists' Ensemble, among others. She has developed works at Dixon Place, the Center at West Park, and NLTP’s Darkroom and recently completed her second year of residence at The Access Theater. Anaïs 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. She’s thrilled you’re here to kick off EITC’s 2019 season and hopes you’ll consider learning more about us and contributing to our fundraising campaign at http://everydayinferno.com/donatewww.anaiskoivisto.com
RACHAEL MURRAY (Masha and the Bear – Director) is new to New York by way of DC. New York highlights: Polar/15 Minutes of Infamy (Director, Elemental Women--upcoming); Learned Executioners (Director, The Navigators); Hysteria of Dr. Faustus (Asst. Director, The Seeing Place); Jumping from Rooftops and Other Ways to Cure Depression (Director, The Tank); Saint Fancy (Director, Take Ten Festival); DC highlights: Frelmetsch the Maneater (Director-Workshop, Source Festival); Sioux Falls (Director, Mead Theatre Lab); ClickB@it (Co-Director, Naked Theatre Co./CapFringe) and R.U.R. (Director, Naked Theatre Co./CapFringe). Founding Company Member, Naked Theatre Company
BELLE SHEA (Masha and the Bear – Playwright) is a 24 year old writer, composer, and singer/songwriter. A graduate of Vassar College, she has a degree with Honors in Drama. She was selected as a Playwright Apprentice with New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse program (2014) and as a Mentor for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Young Playwrights Festival (2017). She is currently recording her first album, and recently released an original webseries, KITCHEN CRASHERS. MASHA AND THE BEAR is her first play reading in NYC, which she is very excited about. www.belleshea.com
KATHERINE SOMMER (Lobster Man – Director) 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 has directed and produced several world premieres productions. She has served on the board of Tomfoolery Theatre (NJ), and has directed for the Looking Glass Theater (NY) and the Navigators Theater Company. She’s thrilled you’re here to kick off EITC’s 2019 season and hopes you’ll consider learning more about us and contributing to our fundraising campaign at http://everydayinferno.com/donate!
BARA SWAIN (Responsible – Playwright) Bara Swain’s plays and film adaptations have been performed in 100+ venues in 21 states and abroad. NYC theatres include the Barrow Group, Abingdon, Urban Stages, Sam French OOB, Project Y, Athena Theatre, NY Madness, Articulate, and Ego Actus. Recent: Extraordinary (NJ Rep); First Do No Harm (Duluth Playhouse, MN); and Brooklyn v. Manhattan (Players Theatre). Upcoming: Turn! Turn! Turn! (Short+Sweet Sydney), The Wonder of You (Artistic New Directions, NYC), and I Love Lucy in Best 10-Minute Plays 2019. Bara serves as the Creative Consultant at Urban Stages. Thanks, Everyday Inferno, family and friends for your support. www.BaraSwain.com
* Member of Actors' Equity Association
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members