Meet the Actors! – 462 Halsey

Who can remember, when what was is no longer?

Written by Phillip Howze
Directed by Lillian Meredith

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28 (no performance 8/27)
6pm @ 462 Halsey Garden (462 Halsey Street)

HeadShotTim Craig (B) recently worked on Black Protagonist by The Associates. Other Notable Credits include: Paisieu (Target Margin Theater), Job by Thomas Bradshaw (The Flea Theater), Fabulation by Lynn Knottage (Brave New World), A Street Scene (Brave New World), Education: B.A. The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

AaronHeadshot.jpgAaron Morton* (A) is an actor, writer, and artist who was born and raised in Plainfield, NJ. Currently living in New York City, he holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Some of his recent projects include a co starring role in ABCs The Family, Montano in Othello at Classic Stage Company, and Scrapland, an immersive theatre piece which was performed at The Wintercheck Factory in Brooklyn.


*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Meet the Actors! – Through a Thing

A play about the strange, geographic language we use to describe our feelings.

Written by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
Directed by Jeremy Bloom

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28 (no performance 8/27)
5pm @ 462 Halsey Garden (462 Halsey Street)

Beth Griffith .jpgBeth Griffith (Ensemble) This year Beth has performed with Medicine Show Theater, The FullStop Collective, Davenport Theater’s MITF festival, LES Festival of the Arts, Cosmic Orchid, Vox Vovus, Rady&Bloom at HERE, Culture Shock Festival on the HighLine, ABC No Rio, Brooklyn New Music Collective and Bushwick Shakespeare. Thank you, Lillian, for the chance to discover Bed Stuy and this beautiful community garden through your Community Spaces theater festival!

Joyce Miller (Ensemble)

_X5M4599.jpgStacy Ayn Price (Ensemble) An American theater and film Actress/Writer/Producer currently residing in NYC. Stacy’s TV/Film work ranges from MTV’s Guy Code (Andy Stuckey,SNL), Guyz (Lead, Yunus Shahul), Snow White II (Lead, Alex Sclar), 6 Roommates You’ll… (Vincent Peone, to Peaches and Tea (Cannes 2015) which she wrote, produced and starred in. The short film won “Best of Fest” at the Chain Festival and marked her second produced work. Her first was Box of Crayons, an 8-part comedic parody (most watched video on (Entertainment Weekly). NYC Theater: Upper Room (New York Times’ Critic’s Pick, Rady&Bloom), Surrender (Drama Desk nomination, Josh Fox (Oscar nominated)), Member of the “Usual Rejects” She is currently adapting her play Sinkhole into a feature film to be shot in Florida 2017.

Meet the Actors! – an invitation to a panicking

Topsy, Popsy, Flopsy and Bert try their hands at an outdoor invocation.

Written by Paul Cameron Hardy
Directed by Ellie Sachs

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28
3:30pm @ First Quincy Street Community Garden (397-401 Quincy Street)

Jacob Brandt Headshot 2Jacob Brandt* (Bert) is an actor, director, writer, and musician based in New York City.  He has worked at Ars Nova, Soho Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, FringeNYC, The PIT, The Huntington, Company One, Speakeasy Stage Company, The New Repertory Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre.  He has staged plays and readings at Tiny Rhino, Serials @ The Flea, the Loeb Drama Center (Mainstage, Experimental Theatre), the Adams Pool Theatre, Farkas Studio, the Harvard Advocate, and Milton Academy. He is a graduate of Harvard College, where he studied acting and playwriting, and is a member of the new band The Golden Hours.

Sarah Coffey (Flopsy)

Feigelson_Sonia_1786_ret_FP.jpgSonia Feigelson (Topsy) is excited to invite everyone to panic with her in Paul Cameron Hardy’s contribution to the wonderful Communal Spaces festival. She made her professional theatre debut as Hella in Summerscape’s The Master and Margarita, and has since performed in The Bell Curve,, and other readings and festivals around the city. Her professional film and television work can be seen in James Ponsoldt’s Off The Black, Matt Wolf’s Teenage, Jordan Collins’ Fall North, and CBS’ Unforgettable. Training includes conservatory work at Stella Adler Studio and Michael Howard Studios and theatrical and commercial representation is with Abrams Artists Agency.

SoniaMena_HS.jpgSonia Mena (Popsy) is an actor born and raised in the Bay Area.  She is a member of The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea and a Project Associate at Kaimera Productions. Her most recent credits include The Place We Built at The Flea Theater and Terrorism (workshop) at La Mama Etc. This is her first collaboration with Communal Spaces.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Meet the Actors! – The Wedding Party

It’s the day of a wedding but the groom is missing and the bride isn’t sure if true love exists. Will there even be a wedding?

Written by Catherine Yu
Directed by Anna Lublina

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28
2:30pm @ First Quincy Street Community Garden (397-401 Quincy Street)

DSC_1600.jpgSarah Jes Austell (Cosi) is a New York based actor and voice over artist. A graduate from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she recently filmed the indie feature film, Loserville. Theatre: The Cherry Orchard (Director: Bob Moss), The House of Bernarda Alba (Director: Melissa Maxwell), Friend of the Devil (Director: Laura Braza), and The Birds (Director: Kim Weild).


Stephen Bennett 
(Rus) is a musician, actor, and producer based in Brooklyn, and is very excited to be working with Strange Harbor. He has worked with This is Not A Theatre Company (A Serious Banquet, various podplays), Target Margin (At The Rich Relatives), Highly Impractical Theater (Three Sisters), and several times with The Motor Company. After adapting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in 2013, he is working with director Lillian Meredith to adapt The Duchess of Malfi – coming soon!


Emily Daly_Headshot_2013Emily Daly* (Oona) is an NYC actor and writer. She’s a proud member of the Middle Voice Theatre Company and Stable Cable Lab Co. Favorite credits include “Joy” in Crystal Skillman’s Rise and “Billie” in Sheldon Harnick’sSmiling, the Boy Fell Dead at the York Theater. She also likes long walks on the beach, in case you were wondering.


Image.pngPrice Garrison (Edgar) moved to New York when he began attending NYU Tisch in the fall of 2010. While studying at Tisch’s Playwrights Horizons Theater School and Stonestreet Studios, he performed in everything from original works to The Cherry Orchard to the Tisch Mainstage production of Execution of Justice before graduating a semester early in December 2013. His latest project was the independent film Loserville, in which he played the supporting role of Ned.


headshot16.jpgSuzannah Gratz (Lena) is a trained theater actor/mover/writer based in Brooklyn.  Recent/Favorite credits include Sebastian in the Naked Tempest at Central Park with OCTPFAS, Emily in the Marriage of Bette and Boo with Costa Mesa Playhouse, the Nurse in Star Cross’d at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and Chantal in The Thugs with California Repertory Theater. Suzannah holds a degree in Theater Arts Performance from California State University of Long Beach, and most recently trained with The Studio New York and the Upright Citizens Brigade of New York City.



*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Meet the Actors! – The Angry King Sees a Show

King Rumpus wants to propose to Alise at her work-place, but his plan goes awry when it becomes clear that Alise can’t stand the sight of him.

Written by Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Directed by Sanaz Ghajar

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28
1pm @ Hart to Hart Community Garden (104-108 Hart Street)

Stephen.BennettStephen Bennett 
(King Rumpus) is a musician, actor, and producer based in Brooklyn, and is very excited to be working with Strange Harbor. He has worked with This is Not A Theatre Company (A Serious Banquet, various podplays), Target Margin (At The Rich Relatives), Highly Impractical Theater (Three Sisters), and several times with The Motor Company. After adapting Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in 2013, he is working with director Lillian Meredith to adapt The Duchess of Malfi – coming soon!


Gabriel.Elizabeth.Kadian (3).jpgGabriel Elizabeth Kadian (Alise) is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School where she earned her BFA in Drama and English/American Lit. Past credits at Barrington Stage Co. include: Kiss Me KateThe Golem of Havana, and Romance in Hard Times (with Bill Finn and Rachel Sheinkin) and at NYU, Sisters on the Ground, Blessing: A New Southern Gothic Musical and No Place (co-writer and performer, developed in association with The Civilians). Thanks to Lillian, Sanaz, and Mara for this opportunity! Love to the fam.

HEADSHOT Georgia Lee King.jpgGeorgia Lee King (Hemingway) is a New York City based performer and graduate of NYU: Tisch, BFA Drama. Recent theatrical credits include: Power Couple (Ars Nova), My Favorite Character Was The Talking Vase (HERE Arts Center),245 And Counting (Theatre At St. Clement’s), and MOCK (Theatre Row). Recent Film: Signs He Made At Home (Charlie Cole & Machel Ross).

Meet the Actors! – Afterlife

Even though St. Peter welcomes him with open arms, Joey Hardknocks can’t seem to enter heaven…so Angel Prince guides him on a journey through memory and pain, until Joey is underneath the Purple Rain.

Written by Fergus Scully
Directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman

Saturdays and Sundays, August 13-28
12pm @ Heaven’s Gate Community Garden (161-171 Hart Street)

unnamed-1Amy Louise Dixon 
(Ensemble) Originally from Australia, Amy currently lives and works in New York where she graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse and is incredibly excited to be performing in Brooklyn, having lived here for years! Credits include: Iphigenia 2.0 (First Bridesmaid), Blasted (Cate), My Mother Said I Never Should (Margaret), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Helena), American Likbez (RiTV) as Lucy Webb Hayes, Reach Down (Rugga Reg Productions) as Sarah Mulvey, and Spike Heels (Lydia). Big thanks to friends & family for their unerring support! | @amyloudxn

unnamed.jpgJohn Paul Harkins (Ensemble) is a resident actor at The Flea Theater where he is currently acting in #serials.  New York Theater: Wolf in the River, Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, Mary Kate Olsen is in Love, Here We Are, A Lesson in Blood, No Place to Hide, I See You, Spiders are Real They’re Alive and They Hate You, I Catch You Dreaming, CosplayI Kreon, Rag Fur Blood Bone, OthelloKill Richard DreyfussCymbelineJulius Caesar, Deathwatch, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Safety and DesireThe Comedy of ErrorsRichard II (*Best Actor in a Leading Role), Just CauseOedipus the King, The Honest Whore,  Birth of Beats: Murder and the Beat Generation, The Gospel of St. Matthew, Romeo and Juliet. Film/TV: Harlem Knights, ESPN’s Nine for IX, Mysteries at the Castle, I’d Kill for You, Toilette, Il Ponte, She Moves He, White Skin, Hollow Reality.  John Paul also works as a model, and is lead singer of the Brooklyn-based 90’s grunge tribute band 90 Proof.

DSC_0017.jpgTaylor Petracek is a San Francisco Bay Area who graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Cinema and a minor in Drama. He has been living in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn for a year working as an actor, filmmaker, and theater artist. Recently he has performed in The Instigators production of Golden Boy, had his television debut on The Perfect Murder, and wrote / directed his debut professional short film Palm. His spirit is one with the gardens of Bed-Stuy and he knows the because the bugs swoon over him, having left several of love bites already.

image1 (1).JPGCliff Sellers (Angel Prince) recently graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Originally from Delaware, he is a proud alumnus of Delaware All-State Theatre (DAST). Select credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Pontius Pilate/St. Peter), The Great Escape (Man), Nabbuco (Priest), and All Shook Up. He would like to thank Fallon, Mom, Dad, and Andre for their utmost support. Social: @CliffSellers,