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Memoriam

After Euripides' ALCESTIS

By Stephen Kaliski

Directed by Elizabeth Ostler

Produced in association with Adjusted Realists

Starring Ioanna Zafiropoulos, Jeremiah Maestas*, Fito Alvarado, Katherine Farrell, Matthew Mastromatteo, Ben Bercot, Bryce Crumlish, Lizzie Thompson, and Kenny Wang

* Member of Actors Equity

It's one of our eternally futile longings: to bring the love of your life back from the dead. But what if the impossible were actually possible? What if the ultimate miracle happened? What if, laws of the cosmos be damned, she really came back?

Such is the case in Memoriam, an inventive, multidisciplinary snapshot of the aftermath of a miracle. Inspired by an ancient Greek myth and millennia of wishful thinking, playwright Stephen Kaliski (West Lethargy, Gluten!) reunites a dead queen with her grieving king and then asks, "Is she really back?" What follows is a whirling journey through the looking glass of loss, memory, and the uncertain ownership we have over our own lives.

Memoriam is directed by Elizabeth Ostler and co-produced by Hypnic Theatre Company and Adjusted Realists, recipients of a 2016 Off Broadway Angels grant and creators of Gluten! at 59E59 Theaters and the acclaimed revival of Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls at Teatro Circulo.

Equity Approved Showcase

Sunday August 14th 5:30 pm

Friday August 19th 2:00pm

Saturday August 20th 9:45pm

Tuesday August 23 7:00pm

Saturday August 27 4:15pm

VENUE #1: Teatro SEA at The Clemente

About

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Benjamin Bercot

Benjamin has his BA from Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has recently been in productions of Othello, Into the Woods, and Our Town which was directed by and starred Dan Butler. Benjamin also plays the piano, and served as Music Director for a production of Nunsense in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bryce Crumlish

Bryce is an actor living and working out of New York. Originally from Massachusetts, he received his B.A. in Radio/TV/Film at Marist College. He is currently working on his MFA in Acting at LIU Post. Selected acting credits include Othello (Montano), Uncle Vanya (Astrov), Our Town (Mr. Webb), And Then There Were None (General Mackenzie). www.brycecrumlish.com

Katherine Farrell

Katherine is a NYC-based theatre artist with credits extending to her home in Portland, Oregon. She is an MFA candidate at Long Island University Post and received her BA in Acting from Willamette University. LIU Post: Uncle Vanya, Othello. Willamette University: The Country Wife, Helen, Top Girls, A Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Proof, The Conference of the Birds, and Measure for Measure. Clackamas: The Crucible, Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Flu Season, and Leading Ladies.

Matthew Mastromatteo

Matthew is a theatre artist and student in New York. Matt transplanted to New York following years working in the DC, Maryland, Virginia (DMV) region as an actor, director, technician and stage manager. Acting credits include Othello (POSTGrad Theatre Company), Uncle Vanya (POSTGrad Theatre Company), A Midsummers’ Night Dream (Rainbow Theatre Project), West Side Story (Way Off Broadway DT). Matt is pursuing his MFA Theatre: Acting at Long Island University - Post Campus. He received his B.A. Fine Arts: Theatre and Music from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Lizzie Thompson

Lizzie is an MFA candidate at LIU Post and an alumnus of Allegheny College and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute. Past credits at Long Island University include Othello (Iago) and Uncle Vanya (Sonya). Allegheny College Playshop Theater credits include A Dream Play (Agnes), A Flea in Her Ear (Eugenie), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park). She is thrilled to be making her NYC Fringe debut with Memoriam, and would like to thank her family, friends, and fellow cohort members for always loving and believing in her.

Kenny Wang

Kenny is an actor and West Coast transplant. Regional credits include Mary Poppins and Shrek the Musical (Wolf) with Berkeley Playhouse. LIU Post: Othello (Desdemona), Uncle Vanya (Yelena). Student theatre: Macbeth (Messenger), Death and Other Hobbies (Erik, supporting), Once Upon a Mattress (Jester), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Jacob). Kenny is an advocate for the arts, education, and equality. BA Theatre: UC Berkeley, MFA Acting: LIU Post 2017. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @iamkennywang

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Benjamin Bercot

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Bryce Crumlish

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Katherine Farrell

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Matthew Mastromatteo

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Lizzie Thompson

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Kenny Wang