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The Lily’s Revenge

  • OCTOBER 12, 2012 – OCTOBER 28, 2012

  • OBERON

  • Run Time: The show contains five acts, each about 45 minutes long, for a 4-5 hour experience.

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An unforgettable allegory for love without boundaries. Featuring a 30+ person ensemble, The Lily’s Revenge weds dance, film, theater, and music into five unique acts that shatter cultural expectations and social norms.

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Need to know

Almost all shows are sold-out; however, a limited number of tickets may be available in person (at 2 Arrow St.) a few minutes before the start of each show.

The production contains strong language, nudity, and simulated sex. Recommended for 16 and older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Notable dates

Almost all shows are sold-out; however, a limited number of tickets may be available in person (at 2 Arrow St.) a few minutes before the start of each show.

The production contains strong language, nudity, and simulated sex. Recommended for 16 and older. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Credits

Creative team

Directed by

Shira Milikowsky

Directed by

Shira Milikowsky

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge (Director), The Wedding Band (reading, Co-Directed with Hilton Als), Witness Uganda (Associate Director), Johnny Baseball (Associate Director), Britannicus (Assistant Director). A.R.T. Institute: Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, BOB: A Life in Five Acts. Broadway: HAIR (Assistant Director). Regional: She Kills Monsters, Company One; Big Money, Williamstown Theatre Festival. New York projects include: I Hope I Die of Heart Disease! I’d Like To See You Manage Then!, Mabou Mines RAP; Cookie Crumble (by Elizabeth Meriwether); Mourn The Living Hector (Winner of a Fringe Excellence Award), NewYork Fringe; and multiple projects at Ars Nova (Director-in-Residence, 2008). Drama League Directing Fellow. M.F.A. in Directing, Columbia; B.A. in Theater Studies, Yale.

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Written and Conceived by

Taylor Mac

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Written and Conceived by

Taylor Mac

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge. Mac is the author of seventeen full-length plays including the recent The Bourgeois Oligarch (a commission from A.R.T.), The Fre (premiering in 2017 at The Children’s Theater Company Minneapolis), and Hir (published by American Theatre Magazine and making its NYC premiere at Playwrights Horizons in the fall of 2015). As an actor Mac most recently played the title character in The Foundry Theater’s Good Person of Szechwan at the Public Theater (receiving Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations), Puck/Egeus in the Classic Stage Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the title character in multiple productions of The Lily’s Revenge. Mac’s performance art concerts have headlined New York’s Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, and literally hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Some awards include: The Herb Alpert Award, an Obie award, a Helen Merrill playwriting award, a McKnight National Commissioning Award, three MAP Grants, a Creative Capital Grant, an Edinburgh Festival Herald Angel Award, and the first ever Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Taylor is a proud alum of the HERE Arts Center resident artists program and New Dramatists. For more information go to taylormac.org

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Composed by

Rachelle Garniez

Composed by

Rachelle Garniez

Discography: Serenade City, Crazy Blood, Melusine Year, Sad-Dead-Alive-
Happy, KinderAngst, My House of Peace - vinyl single produced by Jack White.
Musical theater (song-writer and performer) The Little Frog Catcher,
Dixon Place; American Fairy Tales, Franklin Stage Company; Scent of
Mental Love - choreographer Keely Garfield; The Citizens Band; Grumbling
Gryphons Traveling Children's Theater. Additional Performances: Thomas
Dolby's TED Conference house band; International Akkordeon Festival, Vienna;
Festival International de Louisiane. Solo tours throughout Italy and most recently
in Moscow. NYC streets, parks, subway platforms, clubs, galleries, performance
art venues, private events, 1986 – present. Sometime band member/guest,
accordion/piano/vocalist for Karen Elson, Hazmat Modine, Jenny Scheinman,
Marvin Sewell. Son gs recorded by Karen Elson, Catherine Russell, Ingrid Lucia
& the Flying Neutrinos. Numerous television and film soundtracks (Chris Isaac
Show, Real Sex, Cathouse, The Opportunists, etc.)

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Dramaturgy by

Nina Mankin

Dramaturgy by

Nina Mankin

Original Dramaturg, The Lily’s Revenge. Also with Taylor: Red Tide Blooming (P.S. 122); The Young Ladies Of (HERE).  Recently, Faye Driscoll (third collaboration): You’re Me (The Kitchen).  She has also worked with Anne Bogart, Tony Kushner and David Levine, among others. She is Co-bookwriter of the musical Sycamore Trees (2010 Helen Hayes Award nomination) and her critical writing is in numerous publications. Her first job out of college was as an A.R.T. (baby) dramaturg. MA in Performance Studies, NYU. NYTW Usual Suspect.

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Scenic Design

Sara Brown

Scenic Design

Sara Brown

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge.  A.R.T. Institute: Bob: A Life in Five Acts. Selected designs include: A House in Bali, BAM and CalPerformances; World of Wires, The Kitchen NYC and Festival d’automne Paris; Temperamentals, Lyric Stage Company; Distracted, Central Square Theater; The Gacy Play, Slideshow Theater Co. Chicago. She is the Director of Design at MIT.

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Costume Design

Sarah Cubbage

Lighting Design

Jeff Adelberg

Lighting Design

Jeff Adelberg

A.R.T.: Sexual Perversity in Chicago and The Duck Variations; A.R.T. Institute: The Winter's Tale, Seriously Funny, Trigger, The Lacey Project. Recent work: John Kuntz's The Hotel Nepenthe for Huntington Theatre Co.and Actors' Shakespeare Project at last summer's Emerging America Festival; Car Talk: The Musical!!! at Central Square Theatre; numerous productions for SpeakEasy Stage Co, Actors' Shakespeare Project, Stoneham Theatre, Zeitgeist Stage Co, The Boston Conservatory, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Concord Academy, and others. Jeff attended the University of Connecticut and teaches at Boston College.

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Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

Sound Design

Clive Goodwin

A.R.T.: Pippin, The Lily’s RevengeAs You Like It, Once, Prometheus Bound, The Blue Flower (IRNE and Elliot Norton Award), Cabaret, Alice vs. Wonderland, Paradise Lost. Sound Design credits: Broadway: Once (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award nomination). New York: Soul Doctor, Once (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), New York Theatre Workshop. London: BBC: “Dancing With The Stars,” “Later with Jools Holland,” “The Sound of Musicals,” “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.” ITV: “Parkinson.” Music: Radiohead, Jamiroquai, Paolo Nutini, Orbital, Sparks, The Waterboys, Glastonbury Festival, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal College of Music. Woodhouse Players: The Dresser, Wyrd Sisters, Dracula—The Vampire Strikes Back. He has worked on numerous shows including work at: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, Royal Festival Hall, Avignon Festival.

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Music Supervisor

Martin Lowe

Music Supervisor

Martin Lowe

Theatre includes: ONCE (A.R.T, NYTW and Broadway), LOSERVILLE (West End), WAR HORSE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, NATION (National Theatre- UK), APPOINTMENT WITH THE WICKER MAN, THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS, (National Theatre of Scotland) MAMMA MIA! (West End, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, International Tour and Stockholm), THE FULL MONTY, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, CATS,  LES MISERABLES (West End)Composition Includes: THE MISANTHROPE, THE SECRET RAPTURE, HYSTERIA (Minerva) THE BLUE ROOM (Minerva & West End), LETTICE AND LOVAGE (UK Tour), INTO EXILE, DEAR EXILE (BBC Radio 4). Recordings Include: ONCE – THE MUSICAL, MAMMA MIA!-THE MOVIE (Original Soundtrack) JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, MAMMA MIA! (London Cast). Martin was Musical Director for the movie version of MAMMA MIA! (Universal Pictures), and is Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator for ONCE - THE MUSICAL currently running on Broadway. He won the Tony, Drama Desk and Obie Award for his work.

 

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Music Director

Dan Rodriguez

Music Director

Dan Rodriguez

Theater: Music Director: Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles, Hello, Dolly!, Reagle Players; Once On This Island, Blue Spruce Theatre; Jerry Springer: The Opera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Speakeasy Stage Co.; Dames at Sea, Working, Northeastern University; A Little Night Music, Boston Opera Collaborative. A recent graduate of the double degree program at Oberlin College and Conservatory, where he served as the music director for many musicals and operas. He now works as a part-time faculty member at Emerson College, Northeastern University and St. Mark’s School, in addition to working around the Boston area as a freelance pianist, accompanist and conductor. IRNE Award—Best Music Director, Large Theater (La Cage, Hello, Dolly!).

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Film Design

Colm Dubhrosa

Movement Director

Yo-el Cassell

Movement Director

Yo-el Cassell

A.R.T: Debut Performance. Choreography/Movement Direction credits: Off-Broadway: Moonlight Interior. Film: Cultivating Stillness. In Boston: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company:Resident Choreographer: Comedy of Errors, All's Well that Ends Well.  Landmark Orchestra: Symphonic Shakespeare. Lyric Theater: The Understudy. New England Conservatory: Die Fledermaus. Boston Opera Collaborative:  Alicina, Little Night Music, Orpheus in the Underworld. Hubbard Sreet Dance, Washington Ballet. Faculty: Boston Ballet, New England Conservatory, Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprentice Intensive. Special Thanks to Shira and a dedication to Melodie, wife and soulmate forevermore.

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Movement Director (Act III Dream Ballet)

Ara Glenn-Johanson

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Movement Director (Act III Dream Ballet)

Ara Glenn-Johanson

Ara Glenn-Johanson is an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. She has been seen in San Francisco's The Lily’s Revenge at The Magic Theatre, Sitting in a Circle with Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, the international tour of Mugwumpin’s This Is All I Need, and Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theatre's Heeliomali and Trolley Dances. She sang with The Dodos and the Magik*Magik Orchestra as part of the concert series at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and SFMOMA.  She has been seen on both coasts and Europe in countless underground performance experiments and improvisations; her original choreography and performance works have been curated in San Francisco at venues including ODC, CounterPULSE, Dance Mission Theatre, The Garage, and SOMArts. Ara was a 2012 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She holds a BFA in Drama (NYU/Tisch - ETW & CAP21) and an MFA in Acting (UCD).

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Fight Director

Meron Langsner

Fight Director

Meron Langsner

ART: Debut Fight Directing Credits: Merrimack Repertory Theatre: The Fantasticks, New Repertory Theatre: Cabaret, Dessa Rose, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fool for Love, Hamlet, Stoneham Theatre: The Nutcracker, Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Man of La Mancha, Dead Man's Cell Phone, See What I Wanna See. NYC: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Circles of Light, National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residency, Publishers include Smith & Kraus, Applause, YouthPLAYS, and McSweeney's. MA in Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, MFA Playwriting, Brandeis University, PhD Drama, Tufts University.  Artistic Associate: Whistler in the Dark Theatre Company

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Stage Manager

Katie Ailinger

Stage Manager

Katie Ailinger

A.R.T.: Trans Scripts, Part I: The WomenThe Plough and the Stars, In the Body of the World, Nice Fish, The Tempest, The Lily’s Revenge, The Donkey Show, Woody Sez, Futurity: A Musical By The Lisps, Ajax. Off-Broadway: Nice Fish, St. Ann’s Warehouse; Nixon’s Nixon, Fresh Play Festival, MCC Theater; Trial by Water, I Land, Ma-Yi Theatre. Boston area: Choice, The Second Girl, Cry of the Reed, Streamers, Huntington Theatre Company; Other Desert Cities, RED, The Divine Sister, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company; God’s Ear, Pericles, Henry VIII, Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Additional credits include Center Theatre Group, Theatre @ Boston Court, Milwaukee Rep, Trinity Rep, and WGBH’s annual concert A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. BFA: University of Southern California (Stage Management). Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

 

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Cast

Mary Prime Deity

Alexander Cook

Mary Prime Deity

Alexander Cook

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Carnaval (Shumann), Caesar (Cassius). Regional: Arabian Nights, Central Square Theater; Tom Jones, Pittsburgh Public Theater; two years of productions at City Theater Company, Pittsburgh. Film: This Killing Business (Jim), MV Productions; Dawn of the Dead (Sledgehammer Zombie), Laurel Group.

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Mary Subprime Deity

Margaret Ann Brady

Mary Subprime Deity

Margaret Ann Brady

A.R.T.: Debut. Locally: The Full Monty, 42nd Street, Stoneham Theatre; The Christmas Story, New Repertory Theatre; The Little Pricks, Death of a Saleslady, Cinderella Rocks, Gold Dust Orphans; The Little Mermaid, Wheelock Family Theatre; A Child's Christmas in Wales, Boston Children’s and Boston Playwright’s Theatres; Johnny Guitar, Ruthless!, Speakeasy Stage Company; Shakespeare in Hollywood, Lyric Stage Company; Wedding on the Eiffel Tower, Apollinaire Theatre. Sketch comedy: The Mrs. Potatohead Show, Greetings from Planet Girl, Boston, NY Int’l Fringe, Minnesota Fringe. Film: The Love Letter (Selma). TV: Brotherhood (Showtime); John and Abigail (WGBH). 

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The Marys #1 Deity

Jing Xu

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The Marys #1 Deity

Jing Xu

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Jomama Jones Radiate, Soho Rep. Regional: The Golden Lasso, Perishable Theatre. Brown University: Lulu (Geschwitz), The Other Shore (Man, ensemble), Peer Gynt (Solveig), Changeling (Jasperino), Accidental Death an Anarchist (Pisani). Jing holds a B.A. in Performance Studies from Brown University. Currently a second-year MFA student at the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

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The Marys #2 Deity

Gene Dante

The Marys #2 Deity

Gene Dante

A.R.T. (with Gold Dust Orphans): The Rocky Horror Show (Brad Majors, Elliott Norton Award nominated performance). Theater: Time of My Life (The Waiters, Elliot Norton Award nominated production), Zeitgeist Stage Co.; Hedwig & The Angry Inch (Hedwig/Tommy Gnosis), Zany Hijinx; Rent (Benny), Winthrop Playmakers; The Fantasticks (El Gallo), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (The Beast), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello DDS), The Scarlet Letter (Rev. Dimmesdale), Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie), Fiddlehead Theatre Co.; All About Christmas Eve (Lloyd), Cleopatra - The Musical (Octavian), Cinderella Rocks (Bruno), Pussy on the House (Polly), Gold Dust Orphans. www.genedante.com

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Susan Stewart

Adeola Role

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Susan Stewart

Adeola Role

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge (Susan Stewart). A.R.T. Institute: The Boston Abolitionists Project, The Flu Season, The Imaginary Invalid. Regional: Torture Garden (Clara), Pearls of Shanghai: A Cockettes Revival (Wobblin’ Robin Sister), Thrillpeddlers Hypnodrome Theater. Film: Interface (Claire). M.F.A. from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and B.F.A. University of California, Berkeley. Love to my mother and sister.

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Time

Samantha Eggers

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Mamma Mia! (Lisa, Sophie U/S). National Tour: Mamma Mia! (Sophie U/S). Las Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Sophie U/S). Television: "The Today Show." Currently a second-year MFA student at the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

 

Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity

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Audience Member

Dara Yazdani

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Audience Member

Dara Yazdani

A.R.T.: Debut. A.R.T./MXAT Institute: The Imaginary Invalid (performed in Moscow, Russia). SF Bay Area credits include work at Shotgun Players, HurLy-BurLy Productions, SF Stageworks, and SF State. Currently a second-year MFA student at the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

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Lily: A Five Petaled Flower

Taylor Mac

Taylor Mac Headshot

Lily: A Five Petaled Flower

Taylor Mac

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge. Mac is the author of seventeen full-length plays including the recent The Bourgeois Oligarch (a commission from A.R.T.), The Fre (premiering in 2017 at The Children’s Theater Company Minneapolis), and Hir (published by American Theatre Magazine and making its NYC premiere at Playwrights Horizons in the fall of 2015). As an actor Mac most recently played the title character in The Foundry Theater’s Good Person of Szechwan at the Public Theater (receiving Lucille Lortel and Drama League nominations), Puck/Egeus in the Classic Stage Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the title character in multiple productions of The Lily’s Revenge. Mac’s performance art concerts have headlined New York’s Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, and literally hundreds of other theaters, museums, music halls, cabarets, and festivals around the globe. Some awards include: The Herb Alpert Award, an Obie award, a Helen Merrill playwriting award, a McKnight National Commissioning Award, three MAP Grants, a Creative Capital Grant, an Edinburgh Festival Herald Angel Award, and the first ever Ethyl Eichelberger Award. Taylor is a proud alum of the HERE Arts Center resident artists program and New Dramatists. For more information go to taylormac.org

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The Great Longing

Thomas Derrah

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The Great Longing

Thomas Derrah

A.R.T.: 119 productions, including R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Myster) OF THE UNIVERSE (R. Buckminster Fuller), Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Endgame (Clov), The Seagull (Dorn), Oliver Twist (also at Theatre for a New Audience and Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Birthday Party (Stanley), Highway Ulysses (Ulysses), Uncle Vanya (Vanya), Marat/Sade (Marquis de Sade), Richard II (Richard). Broadway: Jackie: An American Life (23 roles). Off-Broadway: Johan Padan (Johan), Big Time (Ted).  Tours with the Company across the U.S., with residencies in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and throughout Europe, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, Japan and Moscow, and has recently been performing Julius Caesar in France. Other: I Am My Own Wife, Boston TheatreWorks; Approaching Moomtaj, New Repertory Theatre; Twelfth Night and The Tempest, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.; London’s Battersea Arts Center; five productions at Houston’s Alley Theatre, including Our Town (Dr. Gibbs, directed by José Quintero); and many theatres throughout the U.S. Awards: 1994 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, 2000 and 2004 IRNE Awards for Best Actor, 1997 Los Angeles DramaLogue Award (for title role of Shlemiel the First). Television: Julie Taymor’s film Fool’s Fire (PBS American Playhouse), "Unsolved Mysteries," "Del and Alex" (Alex, A&E Network). Film: Mystic River (directed by Clint Eastwood), The Pink Panther II. He is on the faculty of the A.R.T. Institute, teaches acting at Harvard University and Emerson College, and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

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Bride Deity

Davina Cohen

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Bride Deity

Davina Cohen

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: Target Margin, the Women's Project, Blessed Unrest, HERE, SITI Company, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, Movement Research. Regional: SF Opera, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, foolsFURY, E|MERGE resident artist. International: Teatteri Naamio ja Hoyhen in Finland. TV: Chaos Theory.

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Daisy 1/Keyboards

Maxwell Butler

Daisy 1/Keyboards

Maxwell Butler

Current: Cancer Killing Gemini, First Class Fool - The Rod Stewart Tribute, School for Robots, GeneDante and the Future Starlets, George Woods, Patrick Droney (NYC). Past: The Gold Dust Orphans, Vostok 4, Kate Taylor, John Barleycorn and the Social Drinkers, Taylor Brown, et cetera. Bachelor of Arts, Music Composition, Bates College 2006. Music history and jazz technique, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, 2005. Likes your hat.

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Daisy 2/Bass

AJ Pappas

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Daisy 2/Bass

AJ Pappas

Member, Popa Chubby (Provogue Records) for seven years. Performed in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa.  Multiple television, radio, and major festival appearances. Released four albums and one DVD. Member, Eve To Adam for 7 years (3for5 Entertainment Group). Performed all over the U.S.A and released three albums. Musician’s Institute of Hollywood, CA Graduate and Instructor.

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Daisy 3/Wind

Kevin Corzett

Daisy 3/Wind

Kevin Corzett

Kevin Corzett is a Boston area musician and sound engineer recently featured  performing in the Boston Circus Guild's original production THRESHOLD and  Gold Dust Orphans/ OBERON extended run of The Rocky Horror Show. He has been a touring member of national acts Reverend Glasseye  and Brooklyn based World/Inferno Friendship Society as well as many esteemed/award winning Boston based groups such as Ketman, The Self Righteous Brothers, The World's Greatest Sinners, and Walter Sickert & the Army of Toys.  He currently plays baritone sax with Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band.

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Tick/Drums

Aaron Drescher

Tick/Drums

Aaron Drescher

Aaron Drescher is currently in his last year at Berklee College of Music where he studies performance.  Over the last 3 years Aaron has been a part of Berklee's Musical Theatre Club and Musical Theatre Orchestra, performing in shows such as RENT, Chicago, Ragtime, among others.  Aaron also has done many shows with Park Playhouse in Albany, New York, and this past Summer played for Central Square Theatre's production of Car Talk in Cambridge.  Aaron would like to thank A.R.T. and everyone involved in this production for their love and effort as well as his family for their continuing support!  

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Groom Deity

Matthew Milo Sergi

Groom Deity

Matthew Milo Sergi

A.R.T.: Debut. Artist-in-Residence 2012 (Performance), Headlands Center, CA. NYCFringe: Sextuple Indemnity (Xavier), Barrow Street Theatre; Up Your Rabbit Hole (Queen), P.S.122.  Off-Off-B’Way: Enter Pissarro (Pissarro), Machinal (Husband), Access Theater. Regional: 28 Seeds (Zartosky), BCA/Plaza Theatre.  Film: Day of Youth (Birdo). Co-creates experimental performances with Ara Glenn-Johanson in San Francisco and Boston.

 

Matthew Sergi specializes in medieval English performance, with a growing interest in the History of the English Language.  His research toward his current book project, Play Texts and Public Practice in the Chester Cycle: c. 1421-1607, was awarded the Medieval Academy's 2008 Schallek Grant and a number of other honors.  He has published in the US and UK, where his first article, "Festive Piety: Food and Drink at Chester," earned him the 2012 Barbara D. Palmer Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Archives Research.  Currently an Assistant Professor ofEnglish at Wellesley College, Matt will move north this fall to become an Assistant Professor of Early English Drama at the University of Toronto. 

 

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White Rose

Raquel Blake

White Rose

Raquel Blake

RAQUEL BLAKE returns to the A.R.T. after being seen in Island of Slaves.  One of New England’s premiere female impersonators, you can find "her" weekly in Boston Nightclubs and Cabarets such as Geofferys Cafe, Machine, Jacques Cabaret and Venue. When not all dolled up Raquel is known to "her" family and Husband as Adamm Shanahan-Farrell, a hair and makeup artist.

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The Pope

Rainbow Frite

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The Pope

Rainbow Frite

Sean C. McCarthy (Rainbow Frite) is a well established entertainer in cabaret, off-Broadway, television and independent film. Sean's comedic and bawdy drag  personae, Rainbow Frite, is highly regarded as a live vocal drag artist in Boston, New York City and Provincetown. Locally, Sean is a cast member at Jacques Cabaret and the host of TRIVIA! SUNDAYS at Geoffrey's Cafe in Boston's Back Bay. His Off-Broadway credits include Club World  at NYC's China Club and television/movie credits include independent movies and recent appearances on TLC's Bling it On and The Style Network's Wicked Fit. This is Sean's first production at ART and he is elated to join the cast of The Lily's Revenge

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The Pope

Sabina Sydney

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The Pope

Sabina Sydney

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Remo Airaldi

Master Sunflower

Remo Airaldi

Remo Airaldi

Master Sunflower

Remo Airaldi

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge, Cabaret, Paradise Lost, Endgame, The Seagull, Oliver Twist, Island of Slaves, The Onion Cellar, The Communist Dracula Pageant, Cardenio, Julius Caesar, Amerika, The Miser, Henry IV and V, The Birthday Party, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Dispute, Uncle Vanya, Enrico IV, The Winter’s Tale, The Wild Duck, Buried Child, Tartuffe, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Waiting for Godot. Regional: Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Lyric Stage Company; Boston Playwrights’ Theatre; The Poets’ Theater; Israeli Stage; Central Square Theater; New Repertory Theater; Hartford Stage.

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Baby's Breath

Teri Gamble

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Baby's Breath

Teri Gamble

A.R.T.: As You Like It, Futurity, The Snow Queen. A.R.T. Institute: Tough Titty (Angela), Nutcracker Turbo (and Other Love Stories) (Clara 2/Airline Captain). Regional: Ragtime (Harlem Ensemble); Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon); Children of Eden (Aphra); Once on This Island (Mama Euralie); Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealots). Television: “ER,” “Hot Properties,” “Comedy Central’s Reel Comedy: I Spy.” Teri is a proud member of the SAG-AFTRA and holds a B.A. in Theater Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Phoenix and recently completed her MFA in Acting at the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

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Tulip

Dereks O. Thomas

A.R.T.: Debut.  A.R.T./MXAT Institute: The Imaginary Invalid (performed in Moscow, Russia). Washington DC Regional: The Studio Theatre, Passing Strange (Rev. Jones); Imagination Stage, The Day John Henry Came to School (John Henry); Flashpoint Theatre, Obamanologues (Shalim Weiyllenot).  Founding Member of comedy improv troupe, www.thelodgeimprov.com.

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Poppy

John Kuntz

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Poppy

John Kuntz

JOHN KUNTZ is a playwright, actors, director, teacher, and solo performer. His plays include the Elliot Norton Award-winners The Hotel Nepenthe, The Salt Girl, Sing Me To Sleep, and Freaks, all of which also won additional awards in Boston and New York.  He is a founding member of The Actors Shakespeare Project and has performed with the A.R.T., Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., and many others.

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Red Rose

Henry Shikongo

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Red Rose

Henry Shikongo

 

Henry is a Canadian actor from Ottawa, Ontario. He made his professional stage debut in the musical Blood Brothers at the Gladstone theater. Past credits also include The Imaginary Invalid, Hamlet 2011, Twelfth Night, Under Milk Wood and Impassioned Embraces. Henry is a graduate of The Ottawa Theater School and currently a second-year MFA student at the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

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Pansy

David Abrams

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Pansy

David Abrams

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: The Three Sisters (Fedotik), Lost in Yonkers (Jay), Midsummer Nights Dream (Moth/Snug), The Tempest (Stephano). Student: The Imaginary Invalid (Argan), Hamlet (Hamlet), Spring Awakening (All Male Adults), Big Love (Nikos), Henry V (Pistol), Tartuffe (Valere). Film: San Franpsycho (Jack), Bicycle Bride (Homeless Guy).

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Lilac

Ara Glenn-Johanson

Ara Glenn-Johanson is an actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. She has been seen in San Francisco's The Lily’s Revenge at The Magic Theatre, Sitting in a Circle with Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, the international tour of Mugwumpin’s This Is All I Need, and Epiphany Productions Sonic Dance Theatre's Heeliomali and Trolley Dances. She sang with The Dodos and the Magik*Magik Orchestra as part of the concert series at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and SFMOMA.  She has been seen on both coasts and Europe in countless underground performance experiments and improvisations; her original choreography and performance works have been curated in San Francisco at venues including ODC, CounterPULSE, Dance Mission Theatre, The Garage, and SOMArts. Ara was a 2012 Artist in Residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts. She holds a BFA in Drama (NYU/Tisch - ETW & CAP21) and an MFA in Acting (UCD).

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Pink Lady Slipper

Elbert Joseph

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Pink Lady Slipper

Elbert Joseph

Elbert Joseph is truly grateful to be back onstage at A.R.T, where he performed in Uncle Vanya (Yeffirm) and Three Sisters (Soldier). He was American Sign Language Interpreter for Tony Award Winning Revival, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. Most recently, he finished interpreted Billy Elliot at Opera House. He was in Arabian Nights (Baba Mustapha, Little Beggar, and ensemble) at Nora/Underground Railway Theatre, which earned four IRNE Awards. He has preformed locally at Wheelock Family Theatre (most recently, The Wizard of Oz – Nikko, King Monkey), Regis College/Harwich Junior Theatre, Ryan Landry and Gold Dust Orphans Theatre, and Project, Shakespeare /Lyric Stage.  He is a proud member of TCG (Theatre Communications Group)’s Young Leader of Color. 

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Bride Love

Marisa Fratto

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Bride Love

Marisa Fratto

Marisa is currently a second-year MFA student at the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. She just completed a three-month residency at the Moscow Art Theater School. Other credits include: The Imaginary Invalid (Toinette) at MXAT School and Man of LaMancha (Antonia/Aldonza US) at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Graduated summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa from SUNY Geneseo with B.A. in English and Music Theater. 

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Groom Love

Samson Kohanski

Groom Love

Samson Kohanski

A.R.T.: The Donkey Show (DJ Orlando). Regional: The History Boys (Lockwood), Mary’s Wedding (Charlie), As You Like It (Forester/Musician), A Comedy of Errors (Gaoler), Of Mice and Men (Curly) The Baltimore Waltz (Third Man), The Tempest (Ferdinand). New York: Caligula (Caligula); Feeling Like This (Actor). 

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Mary Subprime Love

Megan Hopp

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Mary Subprime Love

Megan Hopp

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: 42nd St Moon, Very Warm For May (May), Strike Up The Band (Lindt). Diablo Theatre Company, Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone. Sunnyvale Players, Into the Woods (Little Red). B.A. in theatre, San Francisco State University, Machinal (Helen), Vinegar Tom (Alice). Currently a second-year MFA student at the ART/MXAT Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. The Imaginary Invalid (Louisan/Fleurant).

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Mark Mauriello

The Marys #1 Love

Mark Mauriello

Mark Mauriello

The Marys #1 Love

Mark Mauriello

A.R.T.: Endlings, The Lily’s Revenge, The Donkey Show. Off-Broadway: OSCAR at The Crown (Oscar Wilde/Creator), The Neon Coven. New York: The Blast, You Are Here; Little Murders (Marjorie Newquist); performances at Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and The McKittrick Hotel. Regional: The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank-N-Furter); Clubland. Workshops: Ragtime on Ellis Island. Education/Training: BA, Theater Arts & Performance, Harvard University. Co-Founder of queer performance/production company The Neon Coven.

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The Marys #2 Love

Lily Glimcher

The Marys #2 Love

Lily Glimcher

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Williamstown Theater Festival (A Beautiful SomethingCivilians Theatre Auxiliary Project; SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN), The New Rep, Boston (Private Lives of Eskimos, Reading). Harvard: Legally Blonde the Musical (Elle Woods); Play it Again, Sam (Linda); Talk Radio; Spring AwakeningEquus; Parade. Currently a junior at Harvard College, studying Psychology and Dramatic Arts.

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Dirt

Amen Igbinosun

 

AMEN IGBINOSUN is graduate of the ART/MXAT Institute of Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

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Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

Chris De Camillis

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: HEAR WORD!Burn All Night; Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984; O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: Bedlam's Sense & SensibilityThe Night of the IguanaFingersmithRoosevElvisKansas City Choir BoyNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812The Heart of Robin HoodAll the WayThe Glass MenagerieThe Lily’s RevengeOnce. Production Associate: Prometheus BoundThe Blue FlowerCabaret. Education/Training: Graduate of Boston University (Summa cum laude) College of Fine Arts.

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Assistant Stage Manager

Chris De Camillis

A.R.T: thirty productions in fifteen years at A.R.T. as Artistic Coordinator/​​Resident Stage Manager. Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Misery, It’s Only a Play, The Glass Menagerie. Off-Broadway: Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven; The Hard Problem, Pride’s Crossing, Lincoln Center; Much Ado About Nothing, NYSF/​Delacorte; The Total Bent, Public Theater; Parable of the Sower, Public Theater Under the Radar Festival; Oliver Twist, TFNA. For Esch, Tommy, Jeremy, and Jan.

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Assistant Director

Marissa Roberts

Kyogen Master

Vahdat Yeganeh

Kyogen Master

Vahdat Yeganeh

A.R.T.: Debut. Boston Experimental Theatre Company, director and producer: The Spurt of Blood, The Misunderstanding, There Is Another Court: An Evening with JonBenet Ramsey, Trim: The Tyger Woods Story, The Other Woman, Crying Deer, Play Strindberg; Dance of Death (Best Directing Award from KCACTF-2007). Assistant director: Nora Theatre, Underground Railway Theatre, Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company. Stage manager and actor in Iran, and director The Most Honest Murderer in The World. Film producer: Over There (Golden Alexander at THESSALONIKI film festival for the Best Future Movie-2008).

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Kyogen Associate

Josh McTaggart

Vocal Coach

Ron Carlos

A.R.T. Production Dramaturgs

Morgan C. Goldstein, Fiona Kyle

Assistant to Taylor Mac

Michael Cutrupi

Assistant to Taylor Mac

Michael Cutrupi

Michael is a producer and performance maker. As an Actor he has worked with Sydney Theatre Company, SITI Company (New York), Philippe Gaulier (Berlin), Baz Luhrmann, Kate Gaul and atyp (Australian Theatre for Young People). As a Producer he has toured shows to festivals around Australia and is an Associate Producer with House of Dogs, Mess Hall and others. Working with a diverse range of artists Michael has recently produced and performed in the world premiere of Sweet Bird andsoforth by German playwright Laura Naumann, supported by Goethe Institute and co-presented with atyp. 2010 saw the production of Anna Robi and the House of Dogs by Australian playwright Maxine Mellor and directed by Iain Sinclair which also toured as part of Brisbane Festival. 

In 2011 Michael launched his production company: Fat Boy Dancing (www.fatboydancing.com) whose mission is to bring international and local artists together by producing theatre, film and television that allow an unique experience and perspective for the audience. He is the Chair and founding member of Sydney Theatre Company's Youth Advisory Panel STC YAP; providing theatregoing experiences to those under 30.

He is next working with PS122 in NYC for the COIL Festival 2013.

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Assistant Fight Director

Angel Veza

Production Assistant

Matthew Nadler