The Turn of the Screw Postcard

The Turn of the Screw
adapted from Henry James by Jamie Wylie


The Morris-Jumel Mansion
October 16th through November 2nd
Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 6pm

Tickets: $18

Directed by Anais Koivisto
Produced by Katherine Sommer

"Well, that, I think, is what I came for – to be carried away."

A lively party runs late into the night, the remaining guests spellbound by a tale dredged up from the past...

Miss Jessel is dead. A new Governess arrives at Bly, eager to take over the education and protection of two innocent young children left behind. The idyllic setting promises happiness and peace, yet as the seasons pass a darkness falls on the estate. Figures move in the shadows and peer through windows. Something is watching the children, waiting to take them away - and the Governess stands alone, their sole protector. But do they want to be protected?

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Victoria Blankenship VICTORIA BLANKENSHIP* (Henrietta / Mrs. Grose) appeared recently as Faye on stage and in the indie short film of Escape from Garden Grove for which she was honored with the El Rey Award for Excellence in Acting in a Supporting Role from the Barcelona Film Festival 2014. She has also been Lubinka in a staged reading of Too Clever by Half by Alexander Ostrovsky for Daniel Sullivan at the Red Bull Theater; in Tobby's Silly Tales for Penny Jones Puppets; as the Abbess and Chief Judge's Wife in the English language premiere of Mr. Bengt's Wife and as the Mother in Damascus for the August Strindberg Repertory Theater; in Wash-A-Shores; High, Thin Cirrus; and Fireworks. She worked steadily for Richard Barr-Clinton Wilder-Edward Albee at the Cherry Lane Theater and on Broadway in Albee's Malcolm and Lyle Kessler's The Watering Place. Notably, she worked with Al Pacino in Why Is A Crooked Letter; with Rip Torn in Macbeth; and under the direction of Harold Clurman, Michael Kahn, Alan Schneider, Elaine May and Burt Shevelove.
Leslie Gauthier LESLIE GAUTHIER† (Maid / Flora) is so excited to both be acting with Everyday Inferno again and reprising the role of Flora. Past credits include Stop the Virgens (St. Anne's Warehouse), Turn of the Screw (reading, Lincoln Center), 23 Year Old Myth (Playwright/Lead), The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Pace). She’s also performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as with Target Margin and Clubbed Thumb. Film: ‘I’m Sticking with you’; Webseries: ‘What Next’ coming later this fall. Many thanks to fellow EI Company members, friendship & Harlemhome.  
Leslie Marseglia

LESLIE MARSEGLIA (Mrs. Griffin / Jessel) recently graduated from The New School for Drama with an MFA in Acting. Credits there include Beth in the old forever new things, Rosalind in As You Like It, and Inari in In the Hand of Dreams. This summer Leslie was seen as the Female Greek Chorus in Recognize Theatre’s How I Learned To Drive and as Brenda in Leah in Vegas as part of FringeNYC. Other NYC credits include: Mother/Victoria, Women and Wallace (Box Colony Theatre); Mary, The Melville Boys (Altered Stages); Mairi, Hurt So Good (Point of You Productions). Leslie also has a BFA from NYU.

James McCloskey JAMES MCCLOSKEY (James / Quint) is a 2014 graduate of the William Esper Studio, making his NYC stage debut. Rutgers University credits include; The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The House of Yes, & The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Thank you to Everyday Inferno and teacher David Newer.
Leslie Marseglia GRAHAM MILES (Mr. Griffin / Uncle) iis an actor and performing artist who has worked for a variety of companies across North America. Selected credits include The Walworth Farce (Theatre Inconnu 2012, Western Canadian Premiere), Private Eyes (Kelowna Summer Theatre Festival 2013), and "Live" from the Bullet Stopper (Baby Crow Productions 2014), an experimental piece he co-created that explores the parallels between military life and the sex trade. Miles is also a singer-songwriter and playwright, who has worked with members of The New Pornographers and whose first play, Shelf Life, premiered in Victoria in 2012. He is currently earning his MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama.
Sam Ogilvie SAM OGILVIE (Footman / Miles) is proud to be appearing in his second show with Everyday Inferno. His previous show was A Map to Somewhere Else as the lovable Scatter. Other theater credits include: New York Deaf Theatre - Signal Season of Dummy Hoy (Mutt); Survive! Survive! (Zombie Captain); Grey Room – Exploded Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato/Borachio). Look for Sam in Vampire Freaks’ Skye of the Damned, available on Vimeo. 
Scott David Reeves SCOTT DAVID REEVES* (Douglas) trained as a actor at the Lee Strasberg Institute of Theatre and Film here in New York City. A love for performing stems from his work with theaters in Reno, NV, most notably Good Luck Macbeth, Classic Theatre Company. Whether portraying a madman in a Tracey Letts play or a charming buffoon care of Douglas Carter Bean, Scott throws his heart and soul into the work, which has so consistently felt like home. This is his first play with Everyday Inferno and he is grateful to find such driven and talented performers in the city.  
Meg Kiley Smith
MEG KILEY SMITH* (The Governess) is an NYC-based actress, singer, and teaching artist. Favorite NYC credits include Cynthia in the revival of the musical "Money" at Theatre Row, Mama Bear in the Off-Broadway production of "The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters, the Musical," and new works at the Brick, the Duplex, and the Secret Theater. Meg has been a company member at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for three seasons, where favorite credits include the 10-character track of Woman in the world premiere of "A Most Dangerous Woman," Rose/Charlotte in "Oliver Twist" (play with original music by Kris Kukul), Gower in "Pericles," and two seasons on tour with their Shakespeare LIVE! ensemble. Other regional credits include Rosalind (As You Like It), Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), Emilia (Othello), and Viola (Twelfth Night) with MaineStage Shakespeare (founding member) and Shakespeare in the Valley. Meg is a graduate of Trinity College (CT) and the National Theater Institute, and has trained with SITI Company and Fiasco Theater in NYC.
ANAIS KOIVISTO† (Director) is an award-winning New York based freelance director with an interest in new works and heightened-language classics. Previous credits include A Map to Somewhere Else, Something Wicked, Briar Rose & the Thirteenth Fairy (The Jan Hus Playhouse), It’s Just the Radio (The Looking Glass Theatre Forum), The Saint Plays (Seiche Productions), and Speed Shakespeare – Hamlet, R&J (Theatre Artists’ Conspiracy). 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.

JON MEYER (Stage Combat) is an Actor, Musician, and Fight Designer from the Cincinnati area. Jon has worked regionally in North Carolina, Ohio, and Kentucky. He has choreographed several fights in New York and is the Project Coordinator for Rat Pack Productions on The Turn of the Screw. Along with part time teaching for the Boys and Girls Harbor in Harlem, Jon has also taught stage combat workshops for Columbia University. Other projects he has worked on as a Fight Choreographer include: Oklahoma!, Noises Off, and Dangerous Liaisons. He is a canine enthusiast, loves bourbon, and is incredibly grateful to be working with such a wonderful company of artists.

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, as always, eternally grateful to her incredibly supportive parents and friends.
JAMIE WYLIE† (Playwright) is a New York based writer and performer. Her most recent work includes The Modern Safety Trilogy of After Ben Alderidge, Your Safety is Important to Us, and The Gate, as well as radio play The Honorable Thing and Teeth. She has contributed to scripts for Still, Untitled #2, Fireball, and Skull Session Six. Her work has been performed in the US, UK and Croatia. Jamie holds degrees from Skidmore College and the Central School of Speech and Drama.
CHRISTINE ZAGROBELNY (Assistant Director) Directing credits include: “Breathing Corpses”, “Jailbait” (Burning Coal Theatre Company), “The Shape of Things,”  “The Nina Variations,” and “Cinders” (LAB! Theatre), “An Anonymous Contributor” (Women at Work Festival).  AD credits include: “Happily Never Ever” (United Solo Festival), “Franz/Drew” (Midtown International Theatre Festival), “Greater Angels” (Exit, Pursued by a Bear), and “A Doll’s House” (Theatre Delicatessen). 
* Indicates members of AEA
† Denotes Everyday Inferno company members