The Schedule

Here is our complete schedule for all three weekends. We start tomorrow!

Saturdays and Sundays, September 16 – October 1

12pm @ Madison Street Garden (974 Madison Street, Brooklyn)
Denouments Undone
written by Kate Dakota Kremer
directed by Will Dagger
featuring Corinne Donly, Claire Fort*, Zoë Geltman, Alexander Paris, Renee Rises

1pm @ Decatur Community Garden (1052 Decatur Street, Brooklyn)
when it fell
written by Korde A. Tuttle
directed by Lillian Meredith
featuring Shelley Fort*

2pm @ Cooper Street Garden (34 Cooper Street, Brooklyn)
Serpents
written by Lisa Dring
directed by Gineiris Garcia
featuring Trevor Liu, Evelyn Rivera-Cardenas, Derick James Sherrier Jr.

3pm @ Infant Jesus Garden (36 Aberdeen Street, Brooklyn)
Bitter Better
written by Angela Santillo
directed by Emily Caffery
featuring Leslie C. Nemet, Marilyn Oran*, Michael Patrick Trimm

4pm @ Hull Street Garden (145 Hull Street, Brooklyn)
Hulsam ag Hulsee
dee ga Hulsee Ga Den
written by David M. DeLeon
directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman
featuring Dee Beasnael, John Paul Harkins, Elizabeth May

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*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

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Meet the Actors! – Hulsam ag Hulsee/dee ga Hulsee Ga Den

Dee Beasnael.jpgDee Beasnael is an actor and voice over artist based in Brooklyn. She has actively been working with the 7 Daughters of Eve Theater Company. Recent credits include 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens (Whitney Museum of American Art); Narrator for Caillou (French Language Version), Maery S (play in development at The New Dramatist); Narrator for The Legend of Geoffrey (French Language Version). Dee holds a B.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

 

Marth Brown is an actor/singer/dancer originally from San Francisco where she was last seen in the wTRIBE productions Cabaret as Rosie. She is an NMTI and University of Idaho alum and is excited to see what new adventures New York has to offer.

JP Harkins

Elizabeth-087.jpgElizabeth May is a playwright, musician, and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. Original works includeVengeful Moon, a song cycle of love and revenge written for the solar eclipse as a part of Tapp’s Art Center’s ECLIPSEploitation Event; Old Souls, a heart break cabaret, performed in residence at The Barn Arts Collective; and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Brooklyn Presents: Missionary Style for The Upright Citizens Brigade. Other performing credits include, The Edge of Glory for Lady Gaga and Google Chrome, Stop the Virgens at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Rocky Horror Show and The Traveling Musicians for The Barn Arts Collective; Sarah Flood in Salem, Mass., #serials, and Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love for The Flea Theatre; At The Rich Relatives for Target Margin; and TL;DR as a part of Prelude Fest and The North West New Works Festival. Upcoming projects include, Trojan Women for The New Collectives (Music Director). Her band is called Pollens. They are releasing new music this fall. Follow them on their website, pollens.band and @pollensband on Instagram. 

 

Meet the Actors! – Bitter Better

LESLIE100k[1][1].jpgLeslie C. Nemet has performed in Broadway workshops, Off-Broadway, television, film, radio and webisodes. She performed 15 roles in the Off-Broadway show Olympics Uber Alles. Leslie is currently in the long-running show Housewives Of Secaucus, which has played at 54 Below. Other favorite theatrical performances include Company at the Lucile Lortel, Well,  A Sopranos Christmas, The Manhattan Medium, and Life 101 (which she also wrote). Film work includes Academy Award winning films as well as playing George Clooney’s Hairstylist in “Money Monster”. She was last seen on the big screen in “Landline” and will be working on a new feature film, “The Take Out Guy”. Leslie is the Pizzeria Woman on “Sesame Street”, was the Notary on the TV show “Bull” and is currently working on several web series’ including “On The Prowl”. You have no idea…

Marilyn Oran Alternate Headshot.jpgMarilyn Oran* has worked Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre, film, television and on the web. Recent stage credits include Shut Up and Dance and Resistance Training for Athena Theatre as part of the Women in Theatre Festival at N.Y./A.R.T.; The Bluest Sky and The Incident at Sirius D for Athena Theatre at Symphony Space; The Hag, The Slag and the Scarlett Faerie at the Signature Theatre; The Great Pie Robbery at Theatre 80 Saint Marks Place; and Open Rehearsal at Theatre for the New City. She has filmed major roles in The Impending City; D’Urn It!; If Truth Be Told; The Hunter’s Anthology; and on TV, the lead in an episode of Roseanne Barr’s Momsters: When Moms Go BadThe Big House, in which she played an immigrant mother (another lead), was an official selection at the 2014 TriBeCa 30Under30 and the 2015 Katra Festival. Still in post, is a 12 part comedy series, Casting Calls/Watercooler Madness. AEA/SAG-AFTRA. www.marilynoran.com

web_Michael-Trimm_1457e.jpgMichael Patrick Trimm Past Credits. Off Broadway: The Public Theater (Julius Caesar). Off-Off Broadway: Sanguine Theater Co. (Jessica), Manhattan Reparatory Theater (BC Boys). Regional Theater: The Kitchen Theatre Co. (Hand to God), 4615 Theatre Co. (Dracula), Ithaca Shakespeare Co. (Henry IV, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), City Theater (The Young Playwright’s Festival), and Prime Stage Theater (Everything’s Fine). Michael is a graduate of Ithaca College’s BFA Acting program.

 

 

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity

 

Meet the Actors! – Serpents

12.jpgTrevor Liu was born and raised in Taiwan. He is thrilled to join the Communal Spaces Festival for Serpents this September. He is also a proud member of The Bats Company at the Flea Theatre. Recent credits include Drew from Non-Laughter Anonymous with The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Barker/Ojichan from Interabang with Ars Nova ANT Fest, Banquo from Macbeth with Theatre 2020,Journey to the West at the Central Square Theater in Boston, A Beautiful Country by Chay Yew with Columbia Blue Glaze Theatre. Trevor would like to extend his gratitude to the cast and the production team that helped the Serpent to flourish and the support from his family and friends. BFA: BU ’16.

evelynofficial2.pngEvelyn Rivera-Cardenas is a senior at The College of Performing Arts at The New School as an actor and playwright. She is a Miami native and past Florida credits include: Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife) and In the Heights (Daniela) at Area Stage Company. Since being in New York City she has performed at the New School in productions such as: Titus Andronicus (Saturninus), Orestes (Chorus Member)and The King’s Stag (Pantalone). Past festivals include: The Strawberry Festival, Summer Fest, and 24 Hour Plays Nationals. She would like to thank her friends, family and her theatrical team for their support and encouragement; as well as Communal Spaces for providing such great space(s) to inhabit and explore.

R0614.jpgDerick James Sherrier, Jr. is a Brooklyn-born/based actor, poet, writer and director. His most recent works include Locked Up B!tches (Feelaca) and Simone Says (Jamal), which originally marked his NYC playwright and directorial debut as part of the Thespis Theater Festival. You can also catch him co-hosting on The New York Dose which is a podcast about pop-culture, trending topics & the lives of three creative energies clawing their way through the concrete jungle: available via iTunes, SoundCloud and more.

 

Meet the Actors! – when it fell

FortShelley.jpgShelley Fort* is currently developing a web series with her sister, Claire. Her play Runaway was a part of the National Black Theater’s ‘Keep Soul Alive’ Reading Series ’16. She was a finalist for SPACE on Ryder Farm’s 2017 Creative Residency. Select credits NY: Blossom, Burnished By Grief (La MaMa); MiMi, Harry and The Thief (Habitat) Regional: Camae, The Mountaintop (Chester Theatre); Mayme, Intimate Apparel (Trinity Rep); TV: Unicornland BFA Kenyon College, MFA Brown/Trinity Rep www.shelleyfort.com

 

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity

Meet the Actors! – Denouements Undone

DonlyHeadshot.jpgCorinne Donly is a playwright and an educator and also, on some occasions, an actor. Donly’s plays have been seen at The Public Theater (2017 Brooklyn College Weasel Festival), The Bushwick Starr (Target Margin’s Lab Series), The Toronto Theatre Centre, Montreal’s Usine C, Dixon Place, and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Their work has received developmental support from SPACE on Ryder Farm, the Canadian Arts Council, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, the Himan Brown Award for playwriting, and the Harold Clurman Center for New Work. Donly holds an MFA in playwriting from Brooklyn College, an MA in Integral Ecology, and a BFA in acting from NYU’S experimental theatre wing. Check out Donly’s play “Wood Calls Out to Wood” at the Tank, October 26–November 12th.

ClaireFortClaire Fort* New York: Witch/Porter (New York Classical Theatre) G​​host of Christmas Past /Helen (Blessed Unrest), New Victory LabWorks (Blessed Unrest), Invisible Man (NYTW, Staged Reading). Regional: (Juliet) Romeo and Juliet (Indiana Repertory Theatre), (Talidia) Brooklyn Bridge (Seattle Children’s Theatre). Film/TV: Breezewood (short). BA from Kenyon College, MFA in Acting from University of Washington, Seattle (PATP), LAMDA. Currently co-writing and producing a web series with her sister, Shelley Fort.

ZAG Headshot.pngZoë Geltman is a performer and writer and a born and bred New Yorker. Some favorite productions as an actor include The World My Mama Raised by Ari Stess (dir. Kip Fagan, Clubbed Thumb), Pioneers #goforth (dir. William Burke, JACK), Evelyn (Nellie Tinder, The Bushwick Starr), Evelyn in Concert (dir. Abigail Browde, Incubator Arts Project), and her own play, SEA FRAUD (dir. Julia Sirna-Frest, The Brick). As a writer, she has developed and produced work at The Brick, The Bushwick Starr, Theater for the New City, Uncanny Valley, Dragon’s Egg Studio in Ledyard, CT, Little Theater at Dixon Place, and CATCH. She is currently doing stand-up around town and developing her one-woman show, Puffy Hairwww.zoegeltman.com.

Alexander Paris

Headshot_short hair 2.jpgRenee Rises Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Renee is a Filipina actor, educator, and writer in New York City. Creator of original theater works Sidewalk SistersNanay, Tatay, Anak; and Undressing the Fragments, Renee uses theater, hip hop, storytelling, poetry, and improv to lead her life and the students she shares the world with. Renee’s a disobedient listener, proud feminist, dog lover, Warriors fan, and avid (Elite) Yelper, vintage store connoisseur, and a critical race theorist. She also raps and can freestyle. Ask her to. She might just rap for you.

 

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity

Introducing Emily Caffery!

Emily is taking over the direction of Angela Santillo’s play Bitter Better in Infant Jesus Garden! Welcome, Emily!

Emily Caffery Headshot_noframeEmily Caffery is a theater maker and producer who focuses on experimental new work. She is the associate producer and an associate artist with The Assembly, whose upcoming play SEAGULLMACHINE—a dizzying mashup of Anton Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL and Heiner Muller’s HAMLETMACHINE—premieres at La MaMa next spring. A co-founder of the leastaways, she performed an original play with music in living rooms in sixteen states across the West last summer. Previously the assistant line producer for The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, her other directing credits include BoxFest Detroit, the Carriage House Theatre, and an original commedia dell’arte play in an NYRP garden as part of the Bed-Stuy STooPS Festival. www.emilycaffery.com