Theater arts

Digital Program | 2022-23 Season | Theater Arts Productions

Mainstage Theater, Spingold Theater Middle
March 10 – 12, 2023
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

Forged Bios

Digital Program | 2022-23 Season | Theater Arts Productions

Nancy’s luminous performances prolong throughout the musical spectrum from early Renaissance to American musical theatre. The Boston Globe described her voice as “a plaintive, humane instrument … she is an clever artist who cherishes phrases,” and The New Yorker honored her with the title “the Purcell Prima Donna of our day.” Highlighting her profession are her portrayals of 17 Handelian opera and oratorio heroines, critically acclaimed “Messiah” performances at Carnegie Corridor, and CDs “What Magic Has Victorious Love” and “Starlight and Candy Desires.” Her treasured Valentine’s Day recitals of American Broadway composers are legendary. Nancy has been adjunct affiliate professor of the apply for the Brandeis College Theatre Arts Division since 1996.

Elliot Bachrach

Elliot is “pumped” to be in his first present since taking over the function of The Cat within the Hat in “Seussical the Musical Jr.” as a fifth-grader. A sophomore from Columbia, Missouri, Elliot is majoring in theater arts with a minor in journalism. Rising up, Elliot spent most of his time taking part in hockey and baseball. It was not till he reached Brandeis and took Adrianne Krstansky’s and Ryan McKittrick’s introductory course that he actually realized his ardour for performing and storytelling. He want to thank Susan Dibble for what he describes as an “fascinating” option to solid him in such a beautiful manufacturing. As well as, Elliot want to prolong his appreciation to his mother and father and household for his or her unwavering assist (particularly his three canine and three cats, who’re shy and like to not share their names).

Sheila Bandyopadhy

Sheila Bandyopadhyay is a Brandeis alumna who has been a New York Metropolis-based theater artist for over 18 years. Sheila’s profession spans performing, directing, motion teaching, choreography, instructing and devising unique theater. Following eight years as head of motion on the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York Metropolis and a yr as head of the skilled coaching program on the Dell’arte Worldwide Faculty of Bodily Theater, Sheila is now director of coaching at Shakespeare & Firm’s Middle for Actor Coaching in Lenox, Massachusetts. Sheila is glad to be dancing with Susan Dibble once more, her longtime trainer and mentor. IG: @sheilabnyc

J.B. Barricklo

J.B. is thrilled to bop with Susan Dibble for the primary time. He has beforehand been seen in New York Metropolis on the Public Theater, Lincoln Middle, Nationwide Asian-American Theater Firm, Ma-Yi Theater and quite a few regional theaters. When not falling down onstage, he’s the director of manufacturing for the Division of Theater Arts.

Liam Delaney

Liam is a freshman at Brandeis who’s doubling majoring in theater arts and music. He has been part of quite a few theatrical productions, performing in quite a lot of characters. Liam was most lately seen within the Brandeis Theater Arts Division’s principal stage manufacturing of “Spring Awakening” taking part in the function of Hanschen. Liam has additionally had choreography expertise in productions of “Pippin,” “Little Store of Horrors” and “The Whats up Ladies” on the Richland Performing Arts Middle. Outdoors of theater, he is part of Brandeis’ Chamber Singers, and in his free time, he enjoys studying and stitching. “5 Doorways One Room” is the primary devised motion piece Liam has been part of, and he couldn’t be extra excited! He want to thank each Susan Dibble and the whole solid for making this expertise so particular and permitting him the area to make one thing magical. He hopes you all benefit from the present!

Susan Dibble

Susan is a choreographer, dancer, trainer and painter. She graduated from SUNY Faculty at Buy with a BFA in dance in 1976. In 1987, Susan joined the school of Brandeis College’s Division of Theater Arts, the place she taught motion for actors, trendy dance, choreography, clown, masks, interval types and historic dance. Susan lately retired from Brandeis in 2021 after 34 years.

Susan acquired the 2006 Leonard Bernstein Pageant of Artistic Arts Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts at Brandeis. She is the director of Susan Dibble Dance Theater and has carried out her work all through New England throughout her 45-year profession as a dance maker. Susan can be a painter and enjoys the apply of portray as a result of it is extremely just like choreographing dances. Susan is a founding member of Shakespeare & Firm in Lenox, Massachusetts, the place she is a long-term trainer and choreographer and lately served as interim director of coaching at Shakespeare & Firm Middle for Actor Coaching. Susan and husband Michael Hammond reside in Vermont.

efficiency is devoted to Beatrice, and Jane Greenfield Hadden, Meadow Ibsen-Christopher, John and Frank Greenfield-Healey, and the entire youngsters who encourage us every day.

Laya Fridman

Laya is a sophomore double majoring in theater and psychology with a minor in Judaic research. She acts as one of many UDR’s for the Theater Division and serves on the season committee. She can be a member of Proscenium musical theater a cappella. Some previous roles embrace Sasha (“Orlando”, Anna (“Spring Awakening”, and Emma (“Day Will Come”). She is so enthusiastic about this piece and grateful for the chance to carry out with this superb group of individuals.

Delaine Gneco De La Cruz

Delaine is from the Dominican Republic, the place she lived for many of her life, and transferred to Brandeis within the spring 2021 semester. She is a senior majoring in movie, tv and interactive media, with a double minor in creativity, the humanities and social transformation, and in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx research. On her very first semester at Brandeis, she took a dance class with Professor Susan Dibble, and is so excited to have the ability to work together with her once more!

That is her first manufacturing within the Theater Division, however she’s been concerned in performing arts from a younger age. In highschool, she carried out in numerous musicals, corresponding to “Matilda,” “Grease” and “Lion King.” She has additionally been dancing for nearly 15 years, primarily ballet, up to date and hip hop. On campus, she additionally performs with Kaos Children and Adagios’ Dance Ensemble, and works within the Intercultural Middle and the Admissions division. She’s so excited to be a part of this manufacturing and may’t wait for everybody to see it!

Isabelle Hammer

Isabelle is ecstatic to be concerned in an unique Dibble dance piece! She is a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who’s quickly to graduate with a double main in linguistics and psychology and a Authorized research minor. Though she is new to the Spingold stage, she is the vice chairman of Adagio Dance Firm and has been dancing since she may stroll. She want to thank Susan Dibble her onerous work and creativity, the solid of  “5 Doorways One Room” for welcoming her into the theater division, and all of her family and friends who’ve supported her dancing through the years.

Allison Luo

Allison is proud to affix Susan Dibble’s “5 Doorways One Room” dance present as Eva, the Muse. She is a senior from China, majoring in enterprise and psychology with a minor in theater arts. She started finding out ballet at age 4, so that is her seventeenth yr of dancing. She joined Brandeis Adagio Dance Ensemble for up to date dance and Ballet Membership for “Nutcracker.” She thanks Susan for this chance to be on stage once more.

Garrett Molinari

Garrett is a freshman majoring in linguistics and minoring in East Asian research. That is his first time working with the Division of Theater Arts, although he was within the Undergraduate Theater Collective’s manufacturing of “House Woman”because the Announcer, Fireplace Theater Firm’s manufacturing of “Demasqed” as Dr. Henry Ozid, and Brandeis Tv’s manufacturing of “Halloween Detective” because the detective final semester. He had by no means had a lot publicity to bop earlier than this piece, and, in actual fact, was unaware till the day of his audition that dancing was concerned in “Doorways One Room.”Regardless of the preliminary panic on the realization of what the function truly entailed, he has had a a lot better time in rehearsals than he anticipated, and he hopes everybody has a good time watching.

Maya Mondlak-Reuveni

Maya Mondlak-Reuveni is a sophomore from New York Metropolis, and is totally thrilled to be becoming a member of Susan Dibble and her proficient castmates in “5 Doorways One Room.” Maya is double majoring in movie, tv and interactive media, in addition to ladies’s, gender and sexuality research, with a minor in theater arts. She has been concerned in theater and dance in numerous methods for many of her life. She’s taken ballet and jazz for a few years and is delighted to be dancing once more. Maya was part of the UTC’s manufacturing of “Cabaret” final yr, and this might be her first division manufacturing. Being part of “5 Doorways One Room” has been essentially the most enjoyable, and he or she is so grateful to everybody who made that doable! 

Alaysia Penso

Alaysia is a senior at Brandeis College, and he or she has been concerned with theater since her very first semester. She has executed many reveals right here at Brandeis, and he or she is tremendous excited to be a part of this system. Alaysia fell in love with performing when she was 12 and plans to pursue a profession in theatre, writing and performing. She is double majoring in theatre and politics and minoring in philosophy. Notable performs that she has been in embrace “The Emassey, Eurydice, Love and Data,”  “The Laramie Undertaking,” “Thrasher,” “In The Empty” and “Orlando.” She can be engaged on a thesis entitled “Ferguson’s Fines” that might be featured within the Senior Thesis Pageant in just a few weeks,so be sure you preserve a glance out for that! Alaysia could be very grateful to her family and friends for all their assist!

Vishni Samaraweera

Vishni is from Brookline, Massachusetts, majoring in well being: science, society, coverage with minors in economics, authorized research and South Asian research. That is Vishni’s first manufacturing with the Brandeis’ Theater Arts Division, and he or she is happy to be performing in “5 Doorways One Room” with such an incredible solid.

Vishni has skilled in ballet since she was 3 years outdated and studied with the Boston Ballet and carried out in its productions of “The Nutcracker” and “Coppélia.” She has choreographed and carried out within the Brandeis Ballet Firm’s “Nutcracker” as Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and corps de ballet roles and can be on Chak de, Brandeis’ premier Bollywood fusion dance workforce. This previous yr, Vishni choreographed the “24-Hour Musical” and the UTC manufacturing of “House Woman.” Vishni is grateful to be part of “5 Doorways One Room” and have the prospect to work with the visionary Susan Dibble!

Kieran Whitney

Kieran could be very proud to affix Susan Dibble in “5 Doorways One Room!” Kieran is a senior from Harmony, New Hampshire, double-majoring in theater arts and English with a minor in training research. He’s a constructing substitute at John F. Kennedy Center Faculty, and he was a instructing assistant at Lemberg Youngsters’s Middle in 2019 – 22. Some credit embrace Clorinda/ensemble (“Orlando”), ensemble (“Within the Empty”), ensemble (“The Laramie Undertaking”) with Brandeis’ Theater Arts Division; Howie (“Speech & Debate”) with Brandeis’ 2019 Senior Theses; and Orpheus (“Eurydice”) with Maintain Thy Peace. Kieran helped choreograph “Spring Awakening” final semester, and in highschool, he studied ballet with the Japanese Ballet Institute.

Kieran is an Undergraduate Departmental Consultant (UDR) for Brandeis’ Theater Arts Division. He loves to speak about this system, so attain out to him! He want to thank Theater Arts UDRs Laya Fridman and Juebin Roh for making this yr and occasions like Spooky Spingold so memorable, Shelby Artwork-Koljonen for her dependable kindness, and Susan Dibble for this once-in-a lifetime alternative.

Ryan Winkles

Ryan is an actor based mostly in Massachusetts. He’s delighted to be collaborating once more with Susan Dibble. He has danced together with her earlier than in “Footwear On/Footwear Off” at Brandeis and “Sway” at Shakespeare & Firm, the place he’s an organization member. As an actor,he has labored at theaters, together with Commonwealth Shakespeare Firm, Bridge Repertory Theatre, Martha’s Winery Playhouse, Gloucester Stage, Nice Barrington Public Theatre, WAM Theatre and the rig. He’s a proud member of AEA and SAG. 

 

Different Bios

Jeff is a Boston-based designer liable for over 300 productions. He’s so glad to proceed collaborating with Susan Dibble.

  • Beforehand at Brandeis: “Orlando,” “Dream A Little Dream,” “Into the Woods,” “Footwear On/Footwear Off” and “A View From The Bridge.”
  • Current work: “El Matrimonio Secreto”(Florida Grand Opera); “Ain’t Misbehavin’ “(Central Sq. Theatre); “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” and “Locations and Issues” (Speakeasy Stage), “Service provider of Venice” (Actors’ Shakespeare Undertaking); “Describe the Evening” (The Gamm Theatre, RI); “Self-importance Honest” (Underground Railway); “Beckett Girls: Ceremonies of Departure” (Cambridge, MA and Belfast, NI); “Hassle in Tahiti” (Boston Lyric Opera); Boston’s “Christmas Revels” since 2010.

Jeff attended the College of Connecticut and teaches at Harvard, Boston Faculty and Brandeis College. Member USA-829. 

Amanda a lighting designer, director, visible artist and educator with a deep love for brand new work and devising. Following the completion of an MFA in lighting design at Boston College, they’ve continued to design all through New England for skilled and academic establishments, together with Actors’ Shakespeare Undertaking, Commonwealth Shakespeare Firm, College of Massachusetts Boston, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Wheelock Household Theatre and Brandeis College.

Zane Kealey is a dressing up designer for theater and dance. She holds an MFA from Boston College and is the resident costume designer for Boston Dance Theater. Zane has additionally designed for Wheelock Household Theater (Boston), Flat Earth Theater (Boston), Kanopy Dance Firm (WI), College of Wisconsin Oshkosh and The Theater Lab (DC). Zane has a background in engineering, and her work focuses on how qualities of motion, character and costume work together.

Anna is a theatre artist residing in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She graduated from Skidmore Faculty in Could 2022 with a BS in theatre and an arts administration minor. Anna has labored as an assistant director for “Wellesley Theatre Undertaking” in her hometown, has written and directed her play “Suitable,” carried out as her senior challenge at Skidmore, and led Skidmore’s all-inclusive theatre group for 3 years. Her expertise spans directing, playwriting, performing, sound design, arts administration/advertising, and now stage administration. She hopes to proceed gaining expertise in her desired fields.

Josh is thrilled to be becoming a member of Susan Dibble and Brandeis College for the primary time! He’s a proud AEA member. Earlier credit embrace:

  • Lyric Stage: “The Play That Goes Incorrect”
  • Greenbrier Valley Theatre: “Midsummer’s Evening,” “Homicide for Two”
  • Shakespeare and Firm: “A lot Ado About Nothing”
  • New Rep Theatre: “Thurgood”
  • North Shore Music Theatre: “Jersey Boys,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Peter Pan”
  • Lake Dillon Theatre Firm: “The Underpants”

That is Joe’s third manufacturing at Brandeis. The primary one, “The Tempest,” in March 2020 was shut down early as a result of onslaught of COVID-19. Joe returned in fall 2022 for “Spring Awakening.” A Boston-based theater artist, Joe holds BA levels in theater and dramatic literature from Boston Faculty and takes on quite a lot of roles as a theater artist: director, dramaturg, props and set dressing design, costume design and dialect coach. He has labored with Central Sq. Theater, New Rep, Higher Boston Stage, SpeakEasy Stage, Actors Shakespeare Undertaking, Gloucester Stage, AFD Theater, TCAN Gamers, Boston Faculty, The Umbrella and others. Joe was the props/set dressing designer for the world premiere of “Albatross” with Ben Evett. Through the pandemic, Joe created a collection of on-line, live-steamed theater occasions for AFD Theater in Arlington.

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