In The Summer Pavilion
(Ben) Upcoming: Red (Merrimack Rep), The Last Seder (Theatre Three). New York:Treasure Island (Irondale Center) As Wide As I Can See (HERE Arts Center) In the Summer Pavilion (New York International Fringe, (*Outstanding Excellence in Performance Award), The Temp (SoHo Playhouse), Reading Under The Influence (Bank of America Festival), Romeo and Juliet (QAS) Regional:Travesties w/ Sam Waterston (Long Wharf Theatre), American Buffalo (Elm Shakespeare Company) Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Shakespeare and Company),Grease (Barrington Stage Company), The Winters Tale (Elm Shakespeare Company) A Midsummer Nights Dream (Hubbard Hall) Film: In the Summer Pavilion.
(Nabile) is an Emmy® nominated Egyptian-American actor, producer, and international television personality. Currently, he hosts the #1 panel talk show in the Middle East: The View – Arabia, on Abu Dhabi-1. He has been featured on network television on Comedy Central, CNN, TLC, and The BBC. He was chosen to perform in NBC’s and CBS’ national diversity showcases. He’s featured in Rabbit Bandini’s film Black Dog, Red Dog and Firebreak’s The Cradle of Comedy, screening this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After starring in Meanwhile in Baghdad (4 Stars – Time-Out NY) in the 2008 NY Fringe, he also played Nabile in the 2011 NY Fringe Festival production of In the Summer Pavilion and in the film adaptation, set to be released in 2013. Meena is currently producing and starring in the first television series to be shot in the US for Middle Eastern audiences, expected to be released internationally in 2013.
(Clarissa - 59e59 ) is so thrilled to be a part of this company. A Georgia Peach turned New Yorker her recent stage credits include Abigail in The Crucible (Hartford Stage)- Connecticut Broadway World Award: Best Supporting Actress, Alice in You Can’t Take It With You (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Miranda in The Tempest (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Hannah in Be Aggressive and Celie in The Language of Angels (Synchronicity Performance Group), Edinburgh Fringe, Samuel French Festival, NYC International Fringe. Favorite NYU credits include Erika in HmatrixH (director: Mark Wing-Davey and Jim Calder), Jo in boom (director: Hal Brooks), April in Acquainted with the Night (director: Rachel Chavkin). MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program. Appearing courtesy Actors Equity Association.
Julia Taylor Ross
(Clarissa - Fringe Festival 2011 ) Julia is a 2010 graduate of The New School for Drama in New York. She was most recently seen as ‘Sophia’ in the independent film THE SILENT HOUSE, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Julia just completed filming a television pilot for CTV entitled SAVING HOPE. She guest starred on the highly rated summer series ROOKIE BLUE for ABC as well as the Canadian Movie Network’s mini-series BLOOD LETTING & MIRACULOUS CURES. Born to a Canadian mother and a Chinese father in the UK, Julia studied at University College London then moved to the USA in 2002 and graduated from Harvard. While there she performed on the main stage at the prestigious American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and on Cape Cod in THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW at the W.H.A.T. stock company. Julia lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Erik.
Kathy Gail MacGowan
(Director): Recent NY Credits: In The Summer Pavilion, by Paul David Young, 59E59th Street Theaters. The Lover by Harold Pinter & Eden by Eugene O’Brien, Abingdon Theater; Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, The Stella Adler Studio; In The Summer Pavilion by Paul David Young, (Backstage Critic’s Pick, NY Int’l Fringe Festival); Rumpelstiltskin by Deb Roberts, adaptation and direction, WorkShop Theater Company; The Shape of Things by Neil LaBute, The Cell Theater; Festival Winners: Crossing Borders by Pat Montley and The Enlightenment of Mrs Cartwell by Daniel Damiano (Estrogenius, MTS), Seal Songs by Jennifer Fell Hayes (MITF) Outstanding Award Nominee; Gifted Child by Eddie Antar (The Network, Best Director, nominee); Samuel French OOBR Festival Final Forty: HR by Eric Coble (’10), Seal Song by Jennifer Hayes (’09), and The Fatwa of Corpsman Johnny Jones by Greg Oliver Bodine (12) . Up Next: The Golden Year by Daniel Damiano. Kathy was a 2010 Drama League Directing Finalist; MFA The New School for Drama 2009. www.kathygailmacgowan.com
(Sound Designer) is a sound designer and music producer with an ear for unusual sounds. Theatrical sound design credits include Prophet in Pink (NYC Fringe), Trouble (NYMF), Crazy, Just Like Me (NYMF), A Man of No Importance (Gallery Players), Mad Honey (Unseam’d Shakespeare), and #nyc (Ugly Rhino Productions). Cinematic sound design credits include The Mercury Men (SyFy Network), Privacy (Hard Headed Films), and It Came From Yesterday (Clear Conscience Pictures). Julian also served as musical director for original productions of West Side Story and Cry-Baby: The Musical at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his BA in Music Production. When in doubt, fade it out! www.julianevans.info
Bethany Ellen Clark
Bethany Ellen Clark (Stage Manager) is very proud and excited to be a part of the Summer Pavilion team. Originating from Boston Massachusetts, Bethany is a recent graduate of the Purchase College Design Technology program. Recent credits include work with the NYC Fringe Festival, Clubbed Thumb Summer Works and Planet Connections Festivity.)
(Lighting Designer): Off Broadway: Pressing Empty at Danspace at St. Mark’s, Sistas The Musical at St. Luke’s, Made In Heaven at The SoHo Playhouse, Passage through Light and Shadows at Theatre at St. Clement’s. International credits: Associate Lighting Designer for Slutforart/98.6 in Gothenburg, Sweden with Muna Tseng. Kia also works with the South Carolina Governor School of the Arts and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as a guest artist for dance and theatre. Ajax in Iraq, produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble: “Kia Rogers’s savvy lighting intensifies scene after scene.” The New York Times, Anita Gates, June 17, 2011. Assistant credits include working with Justin Townsend, Thomas Dunn, Nicole Pearce, and Matthew Richards. Kia was the resident lighting designer at Manhattan Theatre Source and lighting director for Estrogenius since 2007. Her website is: www.krogersld.com.
(Clarissa - Film)Katie Foster began acting professionally when she starred in a Kennedy Center musical at age twelve. Over the past decade, she has built an impressive career imbued with charismatic and insightful acting. Her film debut arrived with a role opposite George Clooney and Max Minghella in the 2005 blockbuster “Syriana,” and she has since followed the performance with roles in independent shorts and features in Los Angeles, London, and Philadelphia. Armed with twelve years of training and performance with the Washington Ballet, a theatre degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and experience singing in both John Legend’s college a cappella group (Counterparts, www.penncounterparts.com) and a popular ’80s cover band, Foster is currently pursuing her craft bicoastally and enjoys representation in both Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
(Producer)Hilary is the founder of Ardent Creative, providing private creative consultation, story development and production services for feature films. She has established relationships with several US film festivals. Hilary’s recent Executive Producing credits include BLUE CAPRICE (starring Isaiah Washington and Tim Blake Nelson) and KNUCKLEHEAD (starring Alfre Woodard and Gbenga Akinnagbe). She is also a producer on the charming indie comedy PUTZEL, (starring Jack Carpenter, and Melanie Lynskey), premiering at the Woodstock Film Festival. Prior to Ardent Creative, Hilary worked with Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP for 7 years as lead producing consultant for films including two-time Oscar winner PRECIOUS, and Oscar nominated THE VISITOR.
(Producer - Film) Kim founded Streetwise Pictures to provide production services and investor relations for feature film. Some of her credits include, INSIDE MAN directed by Spike Lee, MUNICH directed by Steven Spielberg, and CLICK directed by Frank Coraci. As producer her credits include, TUB (Sundance 2010), TRAN.SI.TIONS (Hamptons Film Festival 2010), CHILDREN OF GOD (Newfest, Outfest 2010, HBO), GUN HILL ROAD (Sundance 2011 competition, 2011 Theatrical Release). Kim is currently in post production with BLUE CAPRICE directed by Alexandre Moors, THE SHELLS directed by Max Finneran and THE WAVE MAKER a documentary directed by Kiira Benzing. Ms. Jackson got her start in Los Angeles at Disney/Touchstone and currently resides in Manhattan.
Lisa Cortes…Executive Producer
Vitaly Bosker…Director of Photography
Cati James …. assistant makeup artist
Heidi Pakdel …. makeup designer
Jesse R. Tendler …. production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Samantha Cheirif …. second assistant director
Jesse R. Tendler …. assistant director
Natalie Garcia-Mayor …. set designer
Sean Hamilton …. sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Astarita …. key grip
Amanda Lola Banks …. second assistant camera
Mark Boucher …. best boy grip
Maria Cabra …. camera operator: second unit
Maria Cabra …. first assistant camera
Maria Cabra …. second assistant camera
Yousuke Kiname …. assistant camera
Patrick Myers …. best boy electric
Pat O’Callaghan …. gaffer
Eduard Ordonez …. swing
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Scout Isensee …. wardrobe supervisor
Dolapo Adewole …. production assistant
Frankie Appelgate …. production assistant
Sabrina Hilpp …. production assistant
Daniel Jaffe …. production assistant
Arielle Markowitz …. production assistant
Eric Oh …. production assistant
Tracey Pine …. production assistant
Paola Ramirez-Santarriaga …. production assistant
Ari Saperstein …. production assistant
Aina Segui …. production assistant
Federico Szarfer …. production assistant
Kristyna Tchir …. production assistant
Ariana Villalobos …. script supervisor
Ann West …. production assistant