Iphigenia Postcard



Iphigenia Among the Taurians
a contemporary adaptation from Euripides

EVENT PAGECAST & STAFF

Part of FringeAL FRESCO, a production of The Present Company

Summit Rock, Central Park
August 12-14, 19-21 at 6:30pm
Suggested Donation: $10

In a foreign land, where strangers are executed on sight, a captive priestess dreams of revenge... But the Gods have other plans. Muscular, contemporary language and a-cappella pop music punctuate this electrifying tale of grief, redemption, and joy.

The New York International Fringe Festival is the largest multi-arts festival in North America. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world's best emerging theatre! troupes and dance companies. Free of charge and staged under the stars in Summit Rock, there's no better place to enjoy a New York summer night.

 

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Alexandra Acosta ALEXANDRA ACOSTA (Chorus) is a Colombian-born actress raised in Miami. She attended the two-year Professional Workshop program at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, where she was a scholarship recipient. Some of her most recent credits include Marlene in Top Girls, Durla in The Best Little Whore House In Texas, and Tinker Bell in The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan.  She'd like to thank her family for their continued love and support. alexandraeacosta.com
Santoya Fields SANTOYA FIELDS (Iphigenia) is an actor and singer from Saint Petersburg, FL. Her latest credits include playing the title role in New Brooklyn Theater's: Rachel, and as Aisha Laboru in the Whistleblowers off-broadway production, Echoes of Ebola. Her film work include The Confession, and the award winning Love Always, Eartha a short film on the life of actress and singer Eartha Kitt. Santoya has trained at The Susan Batson Studio and Brooklyn Music School with opera singer Lina Tetriani.
Mark Hawkins MARK HAWKINS (Orestes) is a native New Yorker from the Bronx. He  graduated from Amherst College this past May. Mark performed in ten productions in college and is beyond excited for Iphigenia Among the Taurians to be his first post-collegiate work. 
Malloree Hill MALLOREE HILL (Thoas): This is Malloree’s second production with Everyday Inferno and she is thrilled to be working with this awesome company again. She was previously seen in last years The Roaring Girl. Other NYC credits include: The Trojan Women, The Taming of the Shrew, Satellite Buddha, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. Regional Credits: The Taming of the Shrew (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Escanaba In Da Moonlight (Little Theater of the Rockies), and Queen Lear. BA: Acting—The University of Northern Colorado. www.MalloreeHill.com
Caroline Lyell

CAROLINE LYELL (Chorus) is beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing production! Hailing from Mobile, AL, her recent credits include Pride and Prejudice: the musical, along with a national commercial for Verizon. Caroline wants to thank her friends and family for all of their love and support, as she moves to pursue her Masters in Musical Theatre Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this September!

Zac Pierce-Messick ZAC PIERCE-MESSICK (Pylades) is thrilled to be a part of the cast of Iphigenia Among the Taurians. Zac is originally from North Carolina and currently lives in Brooklyn as a musician and actor. Some of Zac's original music can be found at zacpm.bandcamp.com.
Cristina M. Ramos CRISTINA M. RAMOS (Athena) is a performer, writer, 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 an Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and collaborating member of Everyday Inferno Theatre Company. She is absolutely THRILLED to be spending her summer in Tauris (read: Central Park) with such talented artists and generous audiences. For more info, find "Cristina M Ramos" on Facebook or check out www.CristinaMRamos.com. A million thanks to the family and friends who, for some crazy reason, unrelentingly support my wildest dreams.
Haley Sakamoto HALEY SAKAMOTO (Chorus) is a current drama student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has spent the past two years studying Musical theatre at the New Studio on Broadway and will continue her training this fall at the Classical Studio. Originally from Kaneohe, Hawaii, Haley came to New York with the dream of working as an artist. She is very excited to spend her summer working on Everyday Inferno Theatre Company’s production of Iphigenia Among the Taurians. To work with other inspired female artists, telling female-centric stories in such a hip and innovative way is a dream come true! Haley can be reached at hsakamoto1995@gmail.com.
Rita Suri RITA SURI (Chorus) is a recent NYU-Gallatin graduate who studied acting with the Fiasco Theater Company.  Recent credits include Margaret in Dear Brutus and Gertrude in Hamlet, with performances in What it Iz! The Spokenwordical, and Seven 11 Convenience Theater with the Asian American Theater Alliance at NYU. She'd like to thank family and friends. 
Brennie Tellu
BRENNIE TELLU (Chorus) is a NYC-based actor/writer who is thrilled to be a part of Iphigenia Among the Taurians with Everyday Inferno Theatre Company!  Credits include: Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle); Asylum (Leah); Gem of the Ocean (Aunt Esther); 8 The Play (Sandy); Steel Magnolias (Clairee) and Long Time Since Yesterday (Thelma). Founder and Artistic Director of Yancy Girl Productions. TRAINING: Philadelphia Theatre Arts Institute; BA (Radio/TV/Film) at Rowan University; MFA Candidate 2017 (Acting) at The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. www.brennietellu.com
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 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: The Puppet Show (Pipeline Theatre Co, Bonfire Series), The Mysterious Life... (Sam French OOB Festival). www.anaiskoivisto.com

KRISTIN SGARRO (Music Director) is very grateful to be able to work with Everyday Inferno this season. New York musical directing credits include several productions at the Tank, the Kraine Theatre, and the New York Frigid Festival (most notably Fate, Fury, and Musical Theatre and At The Edge). Before coming to NYC, she musically directed at Upper Darby Summer Stage in Philadelphia, PA (Captain Louie), and taught music at the Camp Imagine! and Performing Arts Workshop at Muhlenberg College, from where she graduated. She also taught music for several summers at the Civic Theatre of Allentown. Muhlenberg MD credits include (but certainly are not limited to) The Last Five YearsAssassins, and the 2007, 2008, and 2010 Fundraiser Cabarets (and was the founder of the A Cappella Counsel at the College). Currently, Kristin freelances as a music teacher and is a regular substitute for music classes around the city (Wingspan Arts, YMCA); she is also the proud Artistic Director of the new NYC Shakespeare group Match: Lit, which will soon be bringing Shakespeare after school to the youth of New York City. Next up is an October production of Othello with EITC's very capable director, Anaïs Koivisto. For more, visit www.matchlit.org.

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.
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members