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SHAKESPEARE’S GOSPEL PARODIES; A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY TOUR CAST AND CREW JENNY GREEMAN (DIRECTOR) directed the Dark Lady Players’ 2010 production of Hamlet’s Apocalypse, Shakespeare's Virgin Mary Allegories (Where Eagles Dare Short Subjects Festival 2009), our As You Like It workshops(Midtown International Theater Festival 2008), and assistant directed our 2007 adaptation A Midsummer Night’s Dream; a Comic Jewish Satire at the Abingdon theater. She has over a decade of NYC theatre experience as an actor, producer, and director. MEGAN ABELL is a senior in the Film and TV program at NYU's Tisch School of the arts. She's also studied classical theatre at RADA and is an ongoing student at T.Schreiber Studio. Her theater credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (Titania), Pygmalion (Eliza Doolittle), and Amadeus (Antonio Salieri). She's also acted in numerous short films. MONICA MILLER is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts through Stella Adler, Stonestreet and RADA. Shakespeare credits include The Tempest (Prospero), Troilus and Cressida (Thersites), and Pericles (Thaisa/Diana). This is Monica's first production with the Dark Lady Players. MEAGHAN CROSS is an actor, singer, sometimes dancer, and producer, who has been performing almost every style of theatre since the age of five. Meaghan, a Sarah Lawrence College alumna, is also a founding member of her own theatre company, The Bent Quill Players. In addition to theatre, Meaghan enjoys teaching and working with children and will be continuing her studies this fall at NYU Steinhardt, to obtain her Graduate Degree in Educational Theatre. This is Meaghan's first time working with The Dark Lady Players and it has been a blast working with such similarly minded theatre people (aka wonderfully loveable nerds!) To find out more about Meaghan, visit her website at http://meaghancross.weebly.com/index.html. PETRA SANADER trained at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and at the Lee Strasberg Institute of Film and Television. She also trained in improv with Upright Citizens Brigade. She has appeared in Eroupe as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and as Ophelia in Hamlet. This is her first production with the Dark Lady Players. MIMI HIRT is a graduate of NYU Tisch School and RADA. Her theater credits include the US premiere of Kurt Weill’s Marie Galante and new works at the HERE Theater’s Living Room Festival and the Brick Theater’s Hell Festival. Shakespeare credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (Hermia), Henry VIII (Anne Boleyn), and As You Like It (Phoebe). Mimi's film and television credits include As the World Turns, Guiding Light, and a principal role in the feature film Month to Month. She appeared in various roles in the Dark Lady Players' 2009 production of Shakespeare's Three Marys, Ophelia in their 2010 production of Hamlet's Apocalypse, and appeared as Amelia in the Lanier Festival. Mimi is the lead singer of the family friendly rockband, Fezcat. More details at, www.mimihirt.com JAMES EDWARD BECTON is quite honored and pleased to have been invited to participate in this project. There are very few things as fulfilling as breathing life into a new piece of art. James's experience is as diverse as it is broad ranging from the roles of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar to Jesus in Godspell, from Witch One to Ross in Macbeth, from Miss Roj in Colored Museum to Clay in the Dutchman. Currently, he is in workshop for a production of Hamlet in the role of Claudius. He has studied with Stella Adler and exercises his craft regularly working in collaboration with The Workshop Theatre Company, The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Take Wing and Soar, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Nylon Fusion Collective among a few. If you are at all curious as to his "whens", "wheres" and "whats" of his past, present and future, feel free to stop by and chat over a single malt anything. Cheers. Links: http://resumes.actorsaccess.com/JamesEdwardBecton http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2791577/#actor ALICIA GIANGRISOSTOMI is thrilled to be making her Dark Lady Players Debut! Recent credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula), Othello (Bianca), and Caligula Maximus (Sicilia @ La Mama Theatre). Alicia received her BFA in Acting from the University of Florida – Go Gators! Alicia sends a big thank you to John and Jenny for allowing her the opportunity to work on such an exciting project. She would like to also thank Tiza for her life-long lessons. Alicia sends love and thanks to her passionate and encouraging parents, her stunning sister Jen and her two favorite roomies: Jay and Justin. [email protected] ELIZABETH WEITZEN (Chiron/Maria/Duke/Costume Design) a San Francisco Bay Area native, studied acting and costume design at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She's trained with the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, Stella Adler Studios, under the tutelage of the brilliant Mary Overlie whilst studying the Viewpoints, and is now torn between pride and bashfulness upon mentioning her six summers at Shakespeare Camp as a child. You can currently see Elizabeth dancing in The Love Letter You've Been Meaning to Write New York at 3LD Art Center and dying dramatically or behaving innocent/guilty when you eat dinner with The Murder Mystery Co. Recent design credits include Purple Rep's new musical Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story in NY Fringe, work with Abierto Art, and event costumes for the band Amy Sheehan and The Love Howl. She's thrilled to have found the Dark Lady Players, who manage to be erudite, bizarre, silly and classical all simultaneously, and she'd like to thank Jenny for her generous direction and fun rehearsals, John for the wealth of reading material and all those production meeting coffees, Robin and Bruce for absolutely everything, and Laris alternative for aiding with some seriously rad arts & crafts magic. Elizabeth lives in Brooklyn with Natasha, the prettiest girl in the world, who happens to be a loud, lovely, brindle cat. CAROLINA MESARINA holds a BFA from NYU Tisch and recently completed her Master's degree in Contemporary Art. The Red Rope, an independent film she was in, has recently been screened at the Brooklyn Film Festival. She has worked on several awardwinning commercial speaks. Carolina was the lead in the premier of the original play The Gay Barber's Apartment and has appeared in various comedic showcases. She will be working on a piece with the performance art group Saltimbique at Chicago's Calling Arts Festival. Visit www.abiertoart.com to learn about the art show events she produces. ALEXANDRA COHEN SPIEGLER has a BA in theater and French from Pomona College. She also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England and the Ecole Internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France. Last fall, she starred as Hamlet in the Dark Lady Players’ Hamlet’s Apocalypse. She has also appeared in their Shakespeare’s 3 Marys, the Amelia plays and both the workshop and Midtown International Theater Festival productions of As You Like It: The Big Flush. She just returned from the Minnesota Fringe Festival where she appeared in Recovery. Other credits include Laramie, in Hancock, NY with the Little Victory Players, Martirio (Planet Connections Theater Festivity); The Family Shakespeare and The Empress of Sex (MTWorks); Blood Bond (3 Roads Productions); Plan Nine from Outer Space and Bitch Macbeth (DMTheatrics); Switchblade (Milk Can Theatre Company); Cleopatra and The Writer (Afrikan Women’s Repertory Theatre); 2 (Primary Stages); Documentary (Co-Op Theatre East); Baby Yaga and the Pumpkin Fairy (One Time Productions); A Christmas Carol, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan (Once Upon a Time, Inc). For Alex Adam and Annette PETRA DENISON has a BA in theater from the Boston University School of Theater and rained at the London Academy of Music and Religious Art (LAMDA), She has previously played the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and played the role of Gertrude in the Dark Lady Players’ 2010 production of Hamlet’s Apocalypse. http://www.petradenison.com/ SHYKIA FIELDS has an MFA from Savannah College of Art, and graduated from Long Island University. She has a long association with New Perspectives Theater Ensemble, for who she played God in John Hudson’s adapations of the York Mystery Plays. She has played Lennox in Macbeth, and in 2010 played Claudius in the Dark Lady Players’ production of Hamlet’s Apocalypse.