A rhythmically riotous escapade that chronicles one very particular day in the life of Althea at age 16 and also at age 96.
Saturdays and Sundays at 5pm in Clifton Place Memorial Park and Garden (1031 Bedford Ave)
August 30-31, September 6-7, September 13-14
The Cast and Creative Team
Alejandro Alvarez (Narrator) is delighted to be a part of the Communal Spaces project for the first time. Previous work includes “Courtesan” in Comedy of Errors and “Falconbridge” in King John, both for Tale Told Productions in New York.
Kara Cohen (Meek Mary Narrator’s Intern with the Quiet American Voice) is a recent graduate from Hofstra University and is thrilled to be participating in Communal Spaces: a garden play festival. She was most recently seen in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Threepenny Opera, and Comic Potential. Thanks to Chris for this exciting opportunity.
Nastasia Green* (Althea) is a NYC based actor who is excited to be frolicking around in this garden play! She has previously worked with Tale Told Productions on King John, Comedy of Errors, and Much Ado About Nothing. Thanks to Chris Norwood for asking her to come out to play.
Kristie Wortman (Young Althea) This is Kristie’s second year doing Communal Spaces, and she’s loving every second of it. Past credits include: Hair (Sheila), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice).
Alexandra Bassett (ALTHEA THE GARDEN CANTATA!, Clifton Place Memorial Park and Garden) is a Greek-American theater artist and composer. She’s thrilled to be writing for Communal Spaces again this year! Latest works include Yvette and the Wild Shame (Signature Theater), The Helvetica Suite (ITE/The Tank), and Womanize (Chachama). Recently she composed for Anne Carson’s Orestes at Miller Theatre, worked with Rude Mechs on their LCT3 production of Stop Hitting Yourself, and assisted Aya Ogawa on her workshop production of Ludic Proxy. She is a founding member of FullStop Collective, a resident artist at Dragon’s Egg Studio, and a literary reader with The Play Company. MFA, Columbia University.
Christopher Norwood (ALTHEA THE GARDEN CANTATA!) is the co-founder and co-artistic director of The Motor Company. He attended New York University where he got a bachelor’s degree in drama and speaking in the third person, and has spent the past 8 years working in New York City’s independent theater scene, learning more from the talented artists around him than he ever could from a college professor. He spends his days playing video games, writing songs, and reading shakespeare in his Astoria, Queens apartment. He also co-founded the classical theatre company Tale Told Productions in 2012. http://www.christopher norwood.net
*Member of Actors Equity Association