Acting Thesis: Mad Forest

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh ’09

 

By Caryl Churchill
At Lenfest Center for the Arts
Oct 12 - Oct 21
 
The people of Romania live under the oppressive silence of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. When a demonstration erupts into a revolution, euphoria, confusion, and madness overtake the lives of ordinary people. Is CeauseŞcu really dead? Who was shooting on December 22nd? Will Hungary invade Romania? A population, once prevented from speaking entirely, now shouts for explanations that no one can provide. Caryl Churchill captures this volatile period in Romania’s history through a mosaic of domestic moments, testimonials from the streets, and absurdist interludes.
 
 
Director: Pirronne Yousefzadeh
Scenic Designer: Reid Thompson
Lighting Designer: Caitlin Rapoport
Sound Designer: Emily Auciello
Costume Designer: Brooke Cohen
Props Designer: Ariel Lauryn
Projection Designer: Shawn Boyle
Production Stage Manager: Daniel Vaughn
Dialect Coach: Susan Cameron
Fight Choreographer: Joe Travers
Wardrobe Supervisor: Megan Rutherford
Props Assistant: Cassandra Nwokah
 
Cast
Luke Hofmaier.............. Bogdan           
Sachi Tanaka................. Irina    
Amy Miyako................... Lucia   
Tiffany Small................. Florina
Ian Blom........................ Gabriel
Fang Du......................... Mihai  
Leah Bezozo.................. Flavia
Justin Michael Cooke... Radu   
Eddie Powers................ Doctor/Angel/Dog/Waiter/Aunt/Sore Throat
Damla Coskun............... Rodica
Clayton McInerney........ Ianos
Yoni Bronstein.............. Securitate/Priest/Vampire/Patient/Soldier

 

Event Time & Date

Date: Past Event
Location: Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
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