Liba Vaynberg (Now Jane)
New York: Scheiss Book (Theatre Row), The Golem of Havana (La MaMa), Black Milk, Macbeth (Classic Stage Company), Novaya Zemlya (HERE, Fringe), As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare at the Manor), We The Living (Westside Theatre), Uncle Vanya (Columbia Stages). Regional: Ether Dome, dir. Michael Wilson (La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theater), We Are Pussy Riot, Everything You Touch (Contemporary American Theatre Festival), Camp Monster (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama), Company (Yale). Film/TV: 'The Deuce' (Chris), 'Madam Secretary' (recurring), 'Billy & Billie' (guest), 'The Examination' (lead). Workshops with NYTW, The Lark, ND, Sanguine and JPP. Half of the sketch group Main Wench Records. Education: Yale, BA in Molecular Biology & International Studies. libavaynberg.com.
Laura Ramadei (Mary Anne)
is a founding member of Lesser America and The Nola Project. Theatre: Wyoming, Carnival Kids, Squealer, and American River with Lesser America; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (in commercial workshop with Stephen King and John Mellencamp); Exit Carolyn (NYIT nomination); The Year of the Rooster (EST/Youngblood); Too Little Too Late (HERE Arts - NYIT Nomination). Cloud Nine (Ambie Award Nomination) and Love's Labors Lost with The Nola Project. Film/TV: 'Orange is the New Black', 'Starting Out' (pilot); 'Another Kind', 'Gasoline', 'Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses' (BriTANick). New Media: 'Compulsive Love'; 'Unicornland' (upcoming). Training: NYU, Tisch, BFA.
Emily Louise Perkins (Then Jane)
is a voiceover and downtown theater artist. She can be heard as the voice of Goldie in Nestle’s Raisinets Webseries and Tatum in Crayola’s Pop Art Pixie Campaign. Favorite stage collaborations include work with New Georges, The Playwrights Realm, The O'Neill Theater Center, Rattlestick, New York Theater Workshop, The Public’s Joe’s Pub, The Lark Play Development Center, Theater Row, The Women’s Project, Ars Nova, SoHo Rep, Playwrights Horizons and The Culture Project. Emily is a proud member of the Assembly Theater Project, with whom she most recently co-wrote and performed in I Will Look Forward To This Later. With the company she also co-devised Home/Sick and That Poor Dream. Favorite credits include The Three Sisters (Assembly) the world premiere of Caroline V. McGraw’s The Vaults (New Georges), Salamander Leviathan (Joe’s Pub @ The Public) and The Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective). Everything for Moti.
Jimmy King (Clancy)
NYC: From White Plains and At the Table, both with Fault Line Theatre. Regional: Crime and Punishment (Rep Theatre of St. Louis), boom (initial Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep production and regional premiere with Kitchen Theatre Co), Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Laramie Project, and Trinity Rep’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Angels in America: Perestroika, Pericles, Henry V, Cloud 9, The Seagull, and The Zoo Story. Training: BFA NYU/Tisch, MFA Brown/Trinity.
Juan Arturo (Billy)
is from Miami, Florida. He attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he received his BFA in acting. Favorite roles include Orestes in The Oresteia and Lysander in A Midsummer Nights Dream with The Gallery Players. He has never played The Oregon Trail.
Craig Wesley Divino (The Omnipotent Voice of the Oregon Trail/Co-Artistic Director)
Fault Line Theatre: Doctor Faustus, Frogs, From White Plains, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Breathing Time, At the Table. NYC: Destiny and The Little Man (Nightcap Riot); Love's Labour's Lost, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare at the Manor); Two Noble Kinsmen (Guerrilla Shakespeare Project); The Tragedy of Cardenio (Braintrust Theatricals); Romeo and Hamlet (GayFest). Regional: The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Arrow Rock Lyceum); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park '11-'16); Richard III (Tennessee Shakespeare Co); From White Plains (Kitchen Theater); Amadeus (Chautauqua/Virginia Arts Festival); In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (SpeakEasy Stage Co); The Winter’s Tale, Rx, Arcadia (Chautauqua Theatre Co); A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep). Film/TV: 'The Automatic Hate', 'Girlfriend' (Twelve34 Films); 'American Genius' (NatGeo). Craig teaches acting around NYC and is visiting faculty at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where this year he is directing students in Hamlet. BA Cornell University, MFA Brown University/Trinity Rep.
Bekah Brunstetter (Playwright)
Plays include The Cake (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Going to a Place Where You Already Are (South Coast Repertory), The Oregon Trail (Portland Center Stage, O’Neill Playwrights Conference; Flying V) Cutie and Bear ( Roundabout commission) A Long and Happy Life (Naked Angels Commission), Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova, Collaboraction, The Old Globe), Oohrah! (The Atlantic Theater, Steppenwolf Garage, the Finborough Theater / London), Nothing is the end of the World (except for the end of the world) (Waterwell productions), House of Home (Williamstown Theater festival) and Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Ice Factory Festival.) She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writers group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She is currently a member of the Echo Theater’s Playwright’s group. She has previously written for MTV ('Underemployed; I Just Want My Pants Back') ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth’, Starz’s upcoming series ‘American Gods’. She is currently a Co-Producer on NBC’s upcoming show, ‘This is Us’. MFA, The New School for Drama.
Geordie Broadwater (Director)
is an NYC based director and writer. While pursuing his MFA in directing at the Brown / Trinity Consortium, Geordie founded the Babel Theatre Project, a company devoted to the development and production of new plays. He has directed dozens of New York productions and workshops of new work by some of the brightest playwrights of the day (including but not limited to: Bekah Brunstetter, Chloe Moss, Dan LeFranc, Lauren Yee, Sam Marks, Andy Bragen, Cory Hinkle, Julia Brownell, Jennifer Haley, Greg Moss, and Michael Mitnick). Original adaptations include a spaghetti-western infused adaptation of Sartre’s The Flies on the A.R.T. mainstage (with the HRDC), as well as And to the Republic, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s roman plays with the Guerrilla Shakespeare project. He has taught at Harvard, Brown and NYU and in addition to his MFA has a BA in English from Harvard.
Izzy Fields (Costumes)
is a New York based costume designer for stage and film. She hails from Houston, Tx, recently received her MFA in costume design from NYU Tisch Design Department and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists. Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, At The Table, Breathing Time, and The Faire. NYC: Di Goldene Kale, Lies My Father Told Me and Fyvush Finkel Live!, all at National Yiddish Theatre, Consent at Roundabout Black Box, American Dance Machine at Joyce Theatre, Ships at The Wild Project, The Crucible, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek and The Love of the Nightingale all at Atlantic Theatre Company, A Midsummer Nights Dream at Secret Theatre. Regional: Bucks County Playhouse, Reskin Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre. www.izzyfieldsdesigns.com
John Eckert (Lighting):
Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, From White Plains, Breathing Time, At The Table, The Faire, The Frogs, From the Same Cloth. NYC: Tennessee Williams 1982 (Playhouse Creatures); Consent (Steinberg Center); If Colorado Had An Ocean, Soulographie and How and Why I Robbed My First Cheese Store (La Mama); Mary-Kate Olson is in Love and My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer (The Flea). Regional: Trinity Rep, Merrimack Rep, Florida Studio Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sledgehammer Theatre, Peterborough Players, Gulfshore Playhouse, The Immersive Theatre Project and What to Wear w/ Richard Foreman at REDCAT. Two New Hampshire Theatre Awards and an LA Weekly Award. MFA from CalArts. www.jeckert.com
Chad Raines (Sound and Original Music)
Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, The Table, Breathing Time, The Faire, and From White Plains. He has designed at Roundabout Underground, Here Arts Center, Jack, The Ontological, The New Ohio, La Mama, The Public Theatre as well as Regional and College Theaters: Bard’s Fisher Center / Princeton’s Berlind Theatre / Oregon Shakespeare Festival / Barnard College / Brown’s Trinity Repertory Theatre. He is the resident Sound Designer for I AM A BOYS CHOIR and has worked with Rachel Chavkin, Robert Woodruff, Julia Jarcho, Liliana Blain-Cruz, Robert Woodruff, Robin Frohardt among other awesome people. He also was multi-instrumentalist with Amanda Palmer’s Grand Theft Orchestra from 2011 - 2014, recording, arranging and touring in her million-dollar Kickstarter World Tour. He fronts underground disco-punk group The Simple Pleasure, sharing bills with Quintron, White Denim, Ra Ra Riot, PWR BTTM and Jherek Bischoff.
Becky Phillips (Props)
is a Brooklyn-based designer and art director. She received a B.A. in Theatre at Williams College and an M.F.A in Design for Stage and Film at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, At The Table. New York: HERE Arts Center, New Ohio Theatre, Urban Stages, Scripts Up! At 59E59 Theatres, The Club at LaMaMa, Amerinda, Peculiar Works Project, Ugly Rhino, Stages on the Sound, the Figment Festival. www.rebeccaphillipsdesign.com
Shayna O'Neill (Production Stage Manager)
is so happy to work on her first production with Fault Line Theatre! Touring: Human Fruit Bowl (stage/venue manager). NYC: American Realness (3 seasons), Theatre for a New Audience, National Yiddish Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Page 73, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Flying Carpet, Target Margin, terraNOVA Collective, The Acting Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Regional: CT- Yale Baroque Opera Project (3 seasons), International Festival of Arts & Ideas (5 seasons); DE- Delaware REP; MD- Rep Stage, Bay Theatre; RI- Trinity Rep, Playwrights Rep, Opera Providence; NM- National Hispanic Cultural Center; IL- Goodman Theatre and many other Chicago venues. She was on the Operations Team for the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Shayna is an alumna of The Theatre School at DePaul University and a proud member of Actors' Equity Association. For J.A.S.O.N.
Craig Wesley Divino (Co-Artistic Director)
See cast bio.
Aaron Rossini (Co-Artistic Director)
Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty. Fault Line Theatre: Director: The Wedge Horse, Breathing Time, The Faire, Doctor Faustus, Frogs, From the Same Cloth. Actor: At the Table, From White Plains, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Guerrilla Shakespeare Project, Funny Sheesh Productions, Sanguine Theater Company, Hip to Hip Theatre, Target Margin Theatre, Fringe NYC, Planet Connections, Emerging Artists Theater, Young Playwrights, Inc. Regional: Trinity Rep, Kitchen Theatre Company, White Heron Theatre Co., The Gamm Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre Company, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, The Boar’s Head Theatre, The Mosh Pit Theatre.
Melanie Hopkins (Managing Director)
Fault Line Theatre: The Wedge Horse, From White Plains, The Faire, Breathing Time and At the Table. Melanie Hopkins is a producer and independent business manager in the metropolitan New York area. Independent producing credits include Isaac Oliver's He Who Laughs: Live (The TAI Group, Ars Nova) and Rob Shapiro's 1 Night Only: A Hanukkah Jamboree (Ars Nova, 54 Below). As a business manager, Melanie is affiliated with over 50 arts organizations and small businesses. Melanie regularly teaches "Artistpreneur" workshops at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts to recent graduates, is a mentor for Crohn's and Colitis Foundations Power of 2 program and in July 2015 she completed her first (and only) triathlon. She will occasionally act and sing if asked very nicely by loved ones.
John Racioppo (Senior Producer)
is a Toronto-born actor now living in New York City. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University and has trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in England. He can be seen on stage, on film, and most recently, online as a part of Eric Bogosian's 100 Monologues. Fault Line Theatre: Breathing Time. New York: In The Event of My Death (Stable Cable Lab Co.), She Stoops to Conquer (Hudson Warehouse), Untameable (The Unsoft War/Highly Impractical Theatre), Bronx Bombers (Cover for roles, Primary Stages), The Tie That Binds (The Gallery Players). Regional: Fracture/Mechanics (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep), Freshwater Road (Rites and Reason), One More Room (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brown University).
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Bruce & Alice Geismar, Jim & Nadine Rossini, Beau Willimon, John & Susie King, Tom Ellis & Caterina O'Connell, The King Family Foundation, Julia Brownell & Tristan Jeffers.
John P. Duffy, Joe & Jayne McGrath, Len & Vivian Racioppo, Lou & Donna Grabowsky, Jeremy F. Kinney, Craig & Mary Jane Divino, Vivienne Benesch, Bebe & Doug Broadwater
Erika Panzarino, Lisa Anderson, Anthony Goes, Ben Bartolone, Jeffrey Guyton, Aaron Ricciardi, Cristiana Barbatelli, Anna Ziegler, Nick Gandiello, Radina Valova, Philip Guerette, Lillith Fallon, Pasquale Colombo, Nike Kadri, Charlie Thurston, Nelly Saviñon, Timothy Sullivan, Molly Thomas, Chris Pascuzzi, Adam Green, John Lepard, Kelby T.Aiken, Gracie Terzian, Julie Hays, Joe Madia, Grant Glidden, Anna Van Der Hurd, Esther Park, Cassie Dennis, Rachel & Jonathan Snitzer, Megan Auster-Rosen, David Leigh, Ed Lee, Tony Caselli, Mariagrazia LaFauci, Rebecca Steele, Carly Dachis & Matt Hodes, Andrea Syglowski, Scott Raker, Mike Barrett, Jonathan Calindas, Charles Modispacher, Yazmany Arboleda, Elizabeth Eckert, Michael Govi, Alice Johnson, Liba Vaynberg, John Higgins, Stephen Berenson & Brian McEleney, Dennis & Donna Frattaroli, Lori Benvenuto, Robert Sullivan, Scott Wells, Nandita Chandra, Kathy & Lou Romito, Sue Michlovitz, Michael Bacon, Thom Jones, M. Jane Balanoff, Mark Cragan, Jason Planitzer, Sarah Murphy, Brent Weber, David Kutrufis, Ali Dachis, Michael & Penny Suritz, Sylvia Smith, Cindy & Chuck Minnick, David & Susan Kraemer, Jim & Bonnie Chemel, Susan M.Bowers, Louis Dachis, Jeremy Blocker, Jessica & Danilo Policarpio, Mimi Crawford, Emily Rafferty, Bob & Merily Swanson, Pete & Leslie Robinson, Mary K. Rutheford, Winthrop Rutheford, Jr., Mike Cowhig, Laurance Rockefeller, Dianne L.Rossini, Hilary Duffy, Charles Lenns, Toni Dachis, Gary Dachis, Bruce Dachis, Pritam Advani, Karl Flueckiger, Alan Hruska, Catherine Kinney, Scott Levine, Shlomo Rappoport, Margaret Doyle, Geoffery Wilson, Ed & Linda Almeida, Justin Rossini, Vaughn & Kristin Cook