THE PLAYS: Small Wars

Two lovers find themselves in the second American civil war. Both fight for different sides, both want each other back.

Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm in Classon/Fulgate Block Association Garden (474 Classon Ave)
August 30-31, September 6-7, September 13-14


The Cast and Creative Team

MaiaKaro1Maia Karo (Eera) is a New York City based actor, director, and writer. Recent collaborations include: NYC Euripides Festival (Phaedra), Midtown International Theater Festival, Orlando (PointB Studio), Target Margin Theater, Bushwick Starr, HERE Arts Center, 3LD, Dixon Place, O’Neill Theater Center, and the LARK Play Development Center. Training: Yale University, Moscow Art Theater (Russia). Maia loves the outdoors and is so grateful to be enjoying this incredible summer with the fabulous team of Communal Spaces!

Nathaniel-1-SmallNathaniel Jackson (Aiden) is an NYC based actor, originally from Port Huron, MI. He recently earned his BFA from Western Michigan University and also studied Lecoq technique at Arts University Bournemouth. Previous credits include Whatever Happened to Gloomy Gus (Meyer) at the Victory Gardens Theatre and Spats (Smith/Zealot) in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway  Festival. You can also see him in such indie films as Young, Nice Mustache, and The Day Job. He wants to thank his lovely director Ilana Becker for this opportunity as well as his family for all of their support.

photo1Madeline Chilese (Small Wars, Classon Fulgate Block Association Garden) likes the words. The words are poetry and if done well they become music. This is her first garden play and she is exhilarated to be a part of it. A big thanks to Lillian and Chris for bringing her to the Garden Play Family. And a special shout out to Tom, her cheerleader.


ilanabeckerpicIlana Becker (Small Wars) has developed new work at the Lark, Flea, 54 Below, Theater for a the New City, Dixon Place, TinyRhino, O’Neill Theater Center, Disney/ASCAP Workshop, Wild Project, HERE Arts Center, Samuel French Festival, FringeNYC, Galapagos Art Space, NYU and Hunter College. She has served as assistant director for Terry Kinney, Anne Kauffman, Pam MacKinnon, Sam Gold, Jonathan Silverstein, and Nick Corley on Broadway, Off Broadway, BAM, and in the NYMF. Ilana co-produced and directed an environmental staging of Waiting for Lefty at the Hartley House and co-produced and curated Beer Plays, an evening of short plays paired with craft beers, at Amity Hall. She is developing Argument Sessions, an ongoing series of immersive events taken from SCOTUS transcripts, and recently co-produced and directed a piece in Around the Block, a roaming investigative theater piece about NYC neighborhoods. Bastard Playground member, Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Resident, Directors Lab Chicago, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.


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