Thursday, May 24, 2007

365 Days/365 Plays with SITI tonight and Sunday

Thursday at 8 at the Skirball Center (Washington Sq South - NYU's beautiful performance space)
Sunday at 3 at the Public Theater (425 Lafayette @ 4th)

all performances are free

365 Days 365 Plays Volunteers

SITI Company would like to thank all of the performers who volunteered their time and talent to help make SITI's presentation of Week 28 a success! In addition to company members Akiko Aizawa, J. Ed Araiza, Leon Ingulsrud, Ellen Lauren, Kelly Maurer, Elizabeth Moreau, Barney O'Hanlon, and Brian Scott, the following individuals brought great energy and skill to the performances - and we are grateful to have been able to share this unique theatrical event with them. Thank you!

Rachel Bonds (Ensemble)

Rachel is an actor/playwright who has trained and studied with Christopher Bayes, Jordan Harrison, Brighde Mullins, New Dramatists, Karen Kohlhaas, Roberto Sifuentes, The Atlantic Theatre Company, and most recently the SITI Company in Saratoga and in New York. She has written two one-woman shows: You and me cowboy, which she performed in the Club at LaMaMa, the Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury, VT, and at Brown University, and Princess and the P , performed at Brown in 2005. Most recently she has performed in The Golem, directed by Shira Milikowsky for Columbia Stages, 365 Days/365 Plays for Ars Nova, and (...) An Evening of Beckett Shorts, directed by Michael Rau. Rachel has worked as a Development intern at HERE Art Center and in Casting at the Roundabout Theatre. She holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Brown University.

James Ryan Caldwell (Ensemble)

Recent acting credits include Meigh (pronounced “me”) in The Bird Stories (which he wrote) at The Tank @ Collective Unconscious, Smurf in Ex-Antwone (P.S. 122 – BaiT Festival) Kyle in Both Sides (Classic Stage Company), Man in Uhaul Trilogy (Live Arts Festival/Philadelphia Fringe, dir. Juan Souki), and Anne Boleyn/Elizabeth I in Bloody Mary (Third Man Productions). Internationally he has performed The Bakkhai at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Festival of Ancient Greek Drama in Cyprus. In New York, James has studied with LAByrinth Theatre and the SITI Company. Upcoming: Sganarelle in Don Juan at Classic Stage Company.

Victoria Chamberlin (Ensemble)

Victoria is a graduate of Skidmore College and has been living and working in NYC for about a year. Some recent credits include "Losing Something" and "Degeneracy" with the 3 Legged Dog Media and Theater Group, and "Psyche" directed by Leon Ingulsrud. Victoria is thrilled to be working once again with fellow SITI students and the SITI company members themselves. Victoria is also a Pilates Instructor in training.

Davina Cohen (Ensemble)

Recent work includes: the Women's Project's site-specific Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ at the WFC and the video installation and by Pierre St-Jacques. Select credits: Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings at Berkeley Rep (us), La Damnation de Faust at the SF Opera, Magic Theater, SF Circus Center, SF’s infamous Trannyshack. Member, foolsFURY Theater Co; frequent collaborator with the Lark and the Bay Area Playwrights Foundation. Davina’s choreography and alter-ego performance poet are featured in the indie film Come Fly With Me Nude. BA Columbia U.

Christian Frederickson (Sound Designer, Viola)

Violist, composer, and sound designer, is a founding member of Rachel’s, an instrumental band with six albums on Touch and Go Records. Recent projects: "Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$" at the World Financial Center; "Hanjo" at Japan Society; "Fetes de la Nuit" Columbia Stages NYC; “King Lear” Point B Productions, Nashville, TN; “The History of the World...” Saratoga Springs, NY. Other credits: “The Water Project” Bowdoin College, ME; “Christina Olson: American Model” at P.S. 122; "systems/layers" with SITI Co. at Krannert Center and Utah State University.

Karen Grenke (Ensemble)

New York theatre includes: the upcoming Blue Puppies Cycle at The Chocolate Factory and In the Heart of a Chinese Curse with LIVE Theater. Previous NY theatre includes shows at Women's Project, the Ontological Theater, HERE, Theater for the New City, GAle GAtes et al. and Aisling Arts. Regional: Hangar Theater. Film: "Love Like Blood", "Rockport" and "The Fold". She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Grenke is a founder of Cagey Productions, a NY production company for emerging artists. She is a member of the Women's Project Producers Lab.

Jim Kane (Ensemble)

Jim Kane is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, now residing in New York. Some recent credits include: Death and the Maiden (One Year Lease), Hotel Oracle (Sum of Us Theatre Co.), Candles to the Sun (New Mummer Group @ Actors Theatre of Louisville), Pheadra x 3 (Phedra, Pheadra, and Pheadra’s Love), Under Milkwood (Williamstown), The Good Thief, Hellhound on My Trail, Waiting for Lefty, and One for the Road. Upcoming: Death and the Maiden in Athens, Greece (6/07), The Writers Exchange Project with New Mummer Group, in Kentucky (7/07). He is a founding member of both The Sum of Us Theatre Company and New Mummer Group.

Amanda Maddock (Ensemble)

Is a puppet artist. She performs and builds for theater and tv. Her work has been seen at PS122, St. Ann’s, Theater for the New City, and on “Crank Yankers,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Lazy Town,” and “The Book of Pooh.”

Valerie McCann (Ensemble)

This is Valerie's first NYC appearance. She is a founding member of ARTEL, a Los Angeles based physical theatre ensemble. Credits include: The Festivities (Tatyana), The Shadow (Princess), Far Away, and the US premiere of Top Gun! The Musical (Goose). Valerie has trained with SITI in Los Angeles and New York, and is a graduate of The College of Santa Fe.

Eve Miller (Cello)

Eve Miller began her musical studies at age 9 and in 1987 she was awarded a two-year fellowship with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC under the legendary cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. Eve holds a Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance from the Peabody Conservatory and a Master's Degree in Music History from Temple University. Eve has been a member of the ensemble Rachel’s since 1992. She has toured extensively with Rachel’s, performing all over the US, in Europe and in Korea. Rachel’s has fostered collaborations with other artistic disciplines, most notably with the actors of the SITI Company in New York, NY. From 2000 - 2005 Eve performed,toured, arranged and recorded with the band Matt Pond PA. She has recorded and performed with many alternative groups including: Lewis and Clarke, Mission of Burma, Low, Arcwelder, Mazarin, The Trolleyvox, Adam Arcuragi, The Swivel Chairs and Swearing at Motorists. Eve has twice recorded with Philadelphia's premier baroque orchestra,Tempesta di Mare and she performs as a regular member of the ensemble. She studied modern cello with David Teie, Stephen Kates and Jeffrey Solow. She studied baroque cello and viola da gamba with Ann Marie Morgan.

Amira Nader (Ensemble)

Amira Nader graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Acting. She has appeared in Hearts & Minds in the 2006 Downtown Urban Theater Festival and most recently in Milk Can Theater's Potluck Plays. Past roles include Lydia in Big Love and Rosencrantz in Hamlet.

Jeremy Pickard (Ensemble)

JEREMY PICKARD has performed with madhause, Allentown Shakespeare in the Park, the Obie-award winning team of Lisa D’Amour and Katie Pearl, the Odin Teatret-inspired Street Theatre program, New Mummers Group, Kitchen Theatre Company and Columbia University’s MFA directing program. As a director, Jeremy has worked for the Julliard School of Music, HERE Arts Center, chashama, Kitchen Theatre Company, Tin Can Fantasy Factory and Superhero Clubhouse. Jeremy is a graduate of Ithaca College and the National Theatre Institute. He continues to train extensively with SITI Company and is helping to develop East Coast Artists’ unique Rasaboxes program. This summer Jeremy will perform and manage for The Savannah Theatre Project, an international arts exchange ( Catch them at the NYC Fringe Fest before they travel to South Africa!

Stephanie Pistello (Ensemble)

Stephanie is the Founding Artistic Director and General Manager of New Mummer Group Theatre. Training: The Atlantic Theatre Company Conservatory, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company. Directing credits include: Candles to the Sun at Actors Theatre of Louisville (produced by NMG.) Assistant Directing: Our Town (NYU/Atlantic Studio), Into the Woods (Lexington Children’s Theatre.) Acting credits include: The Cherry Orchard, Street Scene, Sweeny Todd, Peer Gynt, The Miracle Worker, The Government Inspector, and The Complete Works of William Shakespear (abridged.) As an educator,s he has worked with the Lexington Children’s Theatre (KY,) The Women’s Project (NYC,) and the Atlantic Theatre Company (NYC.)

Pip Smith (Ensemble)

Pip first trained with the SITI company in Saratoga Springs 2005. Her experience with the company encouraged her to finally write, direct and produce Titus! The Ultimate Murder Ballad Musical alongside a cast of 17 performers, 3 musicians and 4 co-writers for her company gumption ubertheatre ( in 2006. Pip isreturning to Sydney in June to pick up where she left off, after having her creative batteries recharged in the SITI Company’s Viewpoints Level 2 class. Pip is also a singer songwriter (

Liz Stanton (Ensemble)

Liz received her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University in May2006. New York credits include: The Rover, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night (Clark Studio Theater), Hedda Gabler, Hamlet (Raw Space), Winter’s Tale, Cymbeline, The Changeling (Culture Project). Regional credits include: The Buddy Holly Story, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Cole, Closer Than Ever, Romeo and Juliet, Parallel Lives, Zen Cabaret, Letting the Body Speak and Persephone. Her most recent show: Power to Pleasing: The Sex Lives of Teenage Girls won Pick of the Fringe at the Boulder International Fringe Festival in 2005 and 2006.


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