The Actors: enter a garden

The acting team behind enter a garden
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 6:00pm in Warren St. Marks Garden (102 St. Marks Pl., Park Slope)


MilesButlerWebHeadshotMiles Butler (young man) is a baseball-loving Virginia boy. He’s also enamored with theatre and thankful to be outside, under the sky with fabulous collaborators. Recent: #serials@theflea, The Blind (The Flea), Shape of Things (The Secret Theatre), Micro Shrimp (NJPC) Dream Exchange (Rising Sun Performance Company.) DC: Studio Theatre, Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre and various. Alum of Brooklyn College. Shout out to his new band Spinach Ghost.


Victoria Cawley Headshot - Sept 2015Victoria Cawley (young girl) is thrilled to be playing the role of the granddaughter in enter a garden as part of the Communal Spaces: a garden play festival! This past summer she performed in her first horror film, The Soul, as part of From Stage To Screen’s Summer Intensive Program. She also performed in five short plays in the 2015 BOCES Summer Arts Academy. Her professional acting credits include the Sally in Witch Christmas, which debuted at the Bridge Theatre in NYC, and Ruby in a Place for Owls as part of the Estrogenius Festival at the Fourth Street Theatre in NYC. She also co-hosted an industry showcase at the Triad Theatre in NYC. This fall, Victoria will be performing in the world premiere of Reddi High, a new original musical. She is excited to also be working behind the scenes in Reddi High as part of the Social Media and Photography crew. In her spare time, she enjoys creating, directing, and starring in DIY videos. For more information on Victoria, please check out her website at


Mollie Collison* (elderly woman) is pleased to be communing in the garden with Lillian and Dominic. Her very first theatrical role was Moth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream when she was just a wee girl. Since then there have been roles in regional theatre, summer stock, a little bit of film and TV, and several New York Off-Broadway plays at Circle Repertory Co. Her greatest joy, however, has come from raising her two daughters Sarah and Madeline. AEA


EthanDubin1SmEthan Dubin* (other man) RegionalHis Girl Friday (Barrington Stage), The Whale (Adirondack Theater Festival), nightnight (Humana Festival 2013, ATL), 60 Miles to Silver Lake (Collaboraction, Chicago), Remember This: Walking with Jan Karski (D.C. Lab for Global Performance, workshop). Ethan has developed original work with many NY companies including SPACE on Ryder Farms, Woodshed Collective, Drama League, the Mad Ones, and at the Prelude Festival. He is an alum of the Actors Theatre Louisville Apprenticeship, and studied at the University of Chicago.


Louiza Collins HeadshotLouiza Collins-Duran (the garden) received her training at the California Institute of the Arts where she completed her BFA in Theater. In NYC, she spent a wonderful year and a half in The Bats, the resident theater company at The Flea Theater, where she  performed in the world premiere of A.R. Gurney’s Office Hours, and Unum by Will Eno. She has also performed with FullStop Collective, United Broadcasting Theater Company, Deconstructive Theater Project, and is excited to be performing with The Motor Company for the fourth time since its creation.


Zoë Sophia Garcia* (young woman) is in her third year with Communal Spaces. She was most recently scene in Dominic Finocchairo’s That Noise in the Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival. Other Credits: Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Off Broadway) La Ruta (Off-Off Broadway). TV Credits: Madam Secretary. She is also a member of the devising ensemble The Living Room, and performed in their most recent production of #liberated at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest. She holds a BA from the University California, Berkeley.


Sean Mellott-462-EditSean Mellott* (man) Sean’s work in New York includes Dogs of Oklahoma as part of The Brick Theater’s Democracy Festival, Next! with Abraxas Stage Company, and Jam on Ice with The Jam at New Georges.  Regionally, he has performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Leveling Up), Milwaukee Rep (Peter and the Starcatcher), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Mousetrap), Actors Theatre of Louisville (A Christmas Carol and two Humana Festival premieres, Oh, Gastronomy! and The Dungeons and the Dragons), Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (House & Garden), Denver’s Curious Theatre (End Days, Rabbit Hole and Up), and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (Romeo & Juliet and Coriolanus).  He holds a BA in Theatre from Tulane University.
*Member of Actors Equity

The Actors: An Apple Today

The acting team behind An Apple Today
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 5:00pm in Warren St. Marks Garden (102 St. Marks Pl., Park Slope)

unnamed (1)Caitlin Johnston* (Jacqueline) is so happy to be part of such a beautiful festival! Upcoming: the improvised radio play A Knock On The Door (Geste, Scranton Fringe Festival). Recent New York theatre credits include: R & J & Z (Hard Sparks at the New Ohio, nominated for three NYIT Awards); If Colorado Had An Ocean (world premiere, La MaMa E.T.C.); Gallow Green (originated role, Punchdrunk, rooftop garden of Sleep No More); workshop of Billy Baal (originated role, Kid Brooklyn Productions); playing ukulele for the Lonely Hearts Club Band (Fresh Ground Pepper at the Irondale). Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet and Tybalt) and world premiere of R & J & Z (both with the Stonington Opera House in Maine). TV: recurring on The Knick (Cinemax, dir. Steven Soderbergh); A Ladies’ Guide to Making Conversation More Interesting (co-writer and co-producer). Film: Neighbors (Official Selection: Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film Festival, Picture Farm Film Festival, and Housecore Horror Film Festival); Ripped (Official Selection: Valley Film Festival, FirstGlance Film Festival). Member of longform improv troupe Loyalty Program. B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University, alum of the National Theatre Institute at the O’Neill, two years studying with Anthony Abeson, proud artist of the Shelter. SAG-AFTRA and AEA.


image1Piaget Ventus (Clara) graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA in theatre. She has been living in NY for the past 4 years.


unnamedCurry Whitmire* (David) is small town folk gone big city livin’. Favorite New York credits include: Odyssey: The Epic New Musical (American Theatre for Actors, Araca Project); christopher marlowe’s chloroform dream (Lunar Energy Productions, NYIT Nomination); Drunken City, The Lighthouse Invites the Storm, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Sanguine Theatre Co); King John, The Tempest (Tale Told Productions); The Seagull (Wandering Bark Theatre Co). Curry holds a BFA in Drama from the University of Oklahoma.
*Member of Actors Equity


The Actors: Classon vs. Klaxons

The acting team behind Classon vs. Klaxons
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 4:00pm in Classon/Ful-Gate Block Association Garden (474 Classon Ave.)


derek3Derek Ang (Robot B) is excited to be making his theatrical debut. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Anthropology and Music and is a fan of theatre. He will work his hardest to be the best robot a robot can be.








Kenny Mathieu Headshot 1Kenny Mathieu (Xango Freid) is a New York native, born and raised in Queens. He discovered a passion for acting in high school where he made his debut performance as Chuck Cranston in Footloose. He is an alumnus of Hunter College where he majored in Theatre and was a member of the Hunter Theatre Company and Drama Editor of the Olive Tree Review. Through the Theatre Department and the Theatre Company, he has been allowed work on his craft as an actor through acting classes and theatre productions, most recently in A Doll’s House as Torvald Helmer. He was also able to experiment with other creative outlets such as playwriting and directing. He is very excited to be a part of Communal Spaces.

HeadShotDavid Rodriquez
 (Robot C) is thrilled to perform in his first theatrical production. No stranger to the stage, David graduated from Hunter College with a BA in Music Performance. When he is not teaching dance, he is working on his first E.P. with his band 3AM LIGHTS. Follow them on SoundCloud for updates.







sanzonePeter Sanzone (Gary) received his BA in Theatre from Hunter College, appearing in roles such as Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Constable Smith in The Three Penny Opera, and Augie in Each Day Dies With Sleep. He’s appeared in several Off Off Broadway shows as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Medvedenko in The Seagull, and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol.






Kayla Scudero (Robot)


jillianstevens2 (1)Jillian Stevens (Queenie Jones) graduated with a BA in Theatre from Hunter College and has studied dance with the top dance instructors at STEPS on Broadway, where she teaches & assists tap classes today: Got two left feet? She’ll change that! New York: Traveling Papers (Lion Theatre at Theatre Row), Shoebox Festival presents: A Stranger Here Myself (Chelsea), Spring Awakening – Ilse, Reel to Real: Tribute(s) to Jimmy Cagney and Eleanor Powell (Lincoln Center), Beethoven: Love Elegies (Symphony Space), The Three Penny Opera – Mrs. Peachum (The Kaye Playhouse), Plagued (The Gallery Players), Romeo & Juliet – Nurse, References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot – Cat, The Rover – Valeria (The Frederick Loewe Theatre), Bending All the Rules – Alex (The June Havoc Theatre), The Weiner Monologues: A Devised Greek Tragedy (Access Theatre). A special thanks to all of her loved ones, the playwright, and this spectacular team!

DSC_0808Sajda Waite (Lighting Lisa Rule) is currently an undergraduate student at Hunter College where she is pursuing a double major in Theatre and Media. Ever since she was a little girl she has always found the art of acting enticing. Some of her past acting experiences include Our Town (Lowe Theatre-Emily), The Submission (Goldberg Studio-Emilie), Clickbait (Access Theatre-Kayla), and A Doll’s House (Lowe Theatre-Nora). Working in an outdoor communal space is something Sajda has never had the opportunity to do before and she is stoked to be working with this awesome cast and crew for her fist endeavor!

The Actors: Derek and the Sheep

The acting team behind Derek and the Sheep
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 3:00pm in Classon/Ful-Gate Block Association Garden (474 Classon Ave.)


KorynaFloresKoryna Flores (Alice) is happy to join Power Out and The Motor Company for her first performance in New York. A Fine Arts graduate from Wisconsin, Koryna got her post grad career start with the Onomatopoeia Theatre Company in Manhattan as a stage manager. She currently works for Lincoln Center Education as a Tour Manager and the Bari Studio as a fitness trainer. Previous performances include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, The Actor’s Nightmare, Trifles, Mystery at Twicknam Vickarage, Avenue Q, South Pacific, and Dracula.

unnamed-1Marc Andrew Hem Lee* (Derek) Training: Cornell, East 15, GITIS. Company member of the Improbable Stage. Member of the NYC-based A Cappella group Vocal Soulstice. Recent credits include The New Trial, King Lear. When not on stage, he is the Co-Chair for the Science department and is an Earth Science and Technical Theatre Educator at the Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts.


Alison Schilling Headshot (1) (1)Alison Schilling (Sheep) is ecstatic to be making her post-grad debut in this quirky new musical! She is a recent graduate of Skidmore College, and has just returned to New York from the Williamstown Theater Festival. Previous roles include Stupid F*cking Bird (Mash), American Medea (Aegeus 2/Gossipy Neighbor), Electra (Electra), and The Vagina Monologues. Many thanks to Nora, Todd, Marc, Koryna, and our delightful composer Chris for this stellar experience. Enjoy the show!


*Member of Actors Equity


The Actors: Catfight at the Oasis

The acting team behind Catfight at the Oasis
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 3:30pm in Green Oasis Garden (372 E. 8th St.)

Starr Kirkland_HeadshotStarr Kirkland (Dot) is an actor/poet.She’s lucky to perform in many plays/readings, and perform her original spoken word in CA/DC/NY.She works with Realize Your Beauty, which promotes positive body image through theatre arts, and performs an original one woman show promoting literacy at The Morgan Library and Museum as Belle da Costa Greene. Thanks, Loves!





Amanda Marikar (Patsy) is thrilled to be romping around this far-out garden! Selected credits: Mein Uncle (3 Voices Theatre), Cadence: Home (co-writer, NYC and Straz Center in Tampa, FL), At War: American Playwrights Respond to Iraq (Bleecker St. Theater), Everything’s Whispered (For Now) (co-writer, Culture Project), Quake (UK Premiere, Finborough Theatre), readings at MCC Theater, Rattlestick, terraNOVA, ESPA, and a number of short films. Training: Maggie Flanigan Studio, Moscow Art Theatre, Chautauqua, and BADA. B.A. Barnard College. Member of FRESH PRODUCE’d Theater Co., TE’A Project, and 3 Voices Theatre.


Betsy_Rosen_headshot (1)Betsy Rosen* (Madeleine) most recently appeared in another garden play as Gremio in Tale Told’s Shrew. Other New York credits include The Samuel French OOB Festival, St. Ann’s Labapalooza, and workshop productions at TBG Theatre, the Lark, and New Victory LabWorks. Prior to moving to NYC, Betsy spent a season at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Other regional acting credits include Imagination Stage (Helen Hayes Award), Folger Theatre, The Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Taffety Punk, and Forum Theatre. Betsy has been a puppeteer since the age of 8 and is currently developing the new puppet play, Laser Beak Man, with Dead Puppet Society.


MarissaWolf HeadshotMarissa Wolf (Joanne) is having a wonderful time working on this piece in the Green Oasis Garden!  She is an adjunct professor at Nassau Community College, a member of the New York Madness Acting Company, and a diligent Facebook status updater. Favorite credits include Grounded (The Pilot), Wait Until Dark (Suzy), The Crucible (Elizabeth). Marissa has an MFA from Ohio University and a BFA from NYU/Tisch.


*Member of Actors Equity Association

The Actors: Welcome to The Fall

The acting team behind Welcome to The Fall
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 3:30pm in Green Oasis Garden (372 E. 8th St.)


adriana jones new headshot (1)Adriana Jones (Vona) is an actress, singer, and writer based in NYC. She is an avid solo performer, and has performed her two solo shows Vivien On The Rocks and An Anonymous Contributor at Theater Row, The Players Club, the Women at Work Festival, Edmonton International Fringe Festival,  and several works in progress forums. Other recent credits include the North American premiere of Atthis at The Kitchen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Boomerang Theater Company, the world premiere of The Temple at The Brick, and The One Minute Play Festival at 59E59. Recent film and web projects include the pilot for “The Grey Matter Archives”, the upcoming indie drama “Parting Gifts”, and the comedic shorts “Just Like the Movies” and “Unpaid Interns”.  She is a proud alumna of the BFA Theater program at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA and LAByrinth Theater Company’s Intensive Ensemble. Thanks to Christine for inviting her to be part of Communal Spaces! For more information, visit


AliceRoseTurnerHeadshot1 (1)Alice Rose Turner (Glinda) is an actor and professional baby-cuddler. She likes to cook and play ukulele. Favorite roles include: Percival (The Splendid Adventurers Club), Amy (Breathing Corpses), Lucy (What Every Girl Should Know), Rachel (My Name Is Rachel Corrie), another Rachel (Nathan the Wise), and Martius (Titus Andronicus).





JDPH7466-EditJosh Wolonick (Chet) is a professional actor and writer with specific interests in ensemble-based, physical theatre, Shakespeare, and improvisation. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill and performing regionally in North Carolina, he moved to NYC in 2012. His credits include several Off-Off-Broadway productions, multiple commercials, and work on television shows such as All My Children, Deadly Sins, Brain Games, Smash, Monumental Mysteries, and Mysteries at the Castle. Favorite roles include Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lorenzo in Melancholy Play, and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet. During the day, he works at a private equity firm.

The Actors: Sonder

The acting team behind Sonder
Catch them every Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 27 at 1pm in La Perla Garden (76 W. 105th St.)

Alex J. Moreno HeadshotAlex Moreno (Pedro) Currently working out of New York, Alex has collaborated with The PIT, Dixon Place, IATI Theater, NYU Writers lab, Columbia’s MFA Directing and Playwriting programs, the Robert Moss Theater, and The New York International Fringe Festival. He’s been lucky enough to be part of several projects overseen by the guidance of directors such as Anne Bogart (SITI), Gregory Mosher (Lincoln Center), and Brian Kulick (CSC). Focused mainly on creating new works for the modern day canon, his creative process includes writing, devising, and improvisation. He is a member of the Rabbit Hole Alternative theater company in NY, and recently starred in their devised piece Curing the Void at FringeNYC 2015. He studied Theater at Florida International University and helped established The Front Yard Theater Collective, an improv and sketch group that currently works in Miami. He believes in the power of laughter and in the simplicity required to trigger it. He believes in moments that last an eternity and finding an eternity within a moment. He believes that the power of Empathy is worth cultivating and that the quickest path to its growth in our society is Theater. WWW.ALEXJMORENO.COM

headshot1Anna O’Donoghue* (Saba) is delighted to be joining this illustrious team of theatermakers. She has previously appeared on and off-Broadway at copious theaters around town, and participated in readings and workshops with copious others. Anna has performed regionally in Maine, Santa Fe, Vermont, Minneapoli, Kansas, New Jersey, and upstate NY, and her work as a playwright has been developed and produced in New York, New Orleans, and New Mexico. Anna is a company member of Morgan Gould & Friends, a frequent collaborator with The Representatives, and the Literary Manager of Lesser America. She is a graduate of the Julliard School.


DSC_0326_2Rachel Sachnoff (Jenna) has appeared in original plays such as loveplay (Cloud City); truth dare double dare… (Pittsburgh Fringe); Let’s be Frank (Hearth Gods); Dear Deirdre (Dixon Place); six windows presents a hero of our time, eye made quiet (calliope); Zarps (The Brick Theatre); blood, hemp, and fears (Nylon Fusion Collective); Bleak, and Thursdays at Nine (TinyRhino). She’s also appeared in episodes of the web series

*Member of Actors Equity Association