Week One Artists
Join CRY HAVOC for workshops of five new 10-minute plays by our Resident Aritsts directed by members of the 2017 Summer Apprentice Company!
Part of the Rising Sun Performance Company's Laboratorium new play development residency.
Performances on Governors Island, NYC - Nolan Park, Building 11
Saturday, August 12 at 12:00noon and 3:30pm
Sunday, August 13 at 1:30pm
featuring the new plays:
RISING SENIORS by Kitt Lavoie
directed by Jenan Jacobson
STRANGENESS AND CHARM by Jerzy Gwiazdowski
directed by Erin Krebs
TIL DEATH DO US PART by Jenny Kirlin
directed by Ryan Patrick Ervin
UN ALTRO ERRORE NELLA FAMIGLIA by Ali Keller
directed by Jess Levin
WAIST DEEP by Jennifer Reichert
directed by Kristina Bylancik
with: Luna Arboleda, Emily Ashenden, Borna Barzin, Annalisa Chamberlin, Will Clark, Addie Brie Hays, Ali Keller, Erin Krebs, Sebastien Pilley, and Roseanna Zerambo
About The CRY HAVOC Company
The CRY HAVOC Company, Inc. is a not-for-profit theater in New York City committed to creating raw, provocative, and humane theater by approaching all plays - both comedy and drama - as conflicts between individuals struggling to do what each desperately believes is right.
Since its founding in 1997, CRY HAVOC has developed more than 450 new plays, screenplays, and musicals through its active Workshop, Lab, and Studio programs. In that time, CRY HAVOC has also brought more than 25 of these projects to the New York stage, including the world premieres of more than a dozen new plays. Projects developed with CRY HAVOC have also been published, made into award-winning films, and produced in major venues in New York, across the United States, and on every continent around the world.
The CRY HAVOC artistic community is comprised of more than 250 actors, writers, directors, and designers at all levels of training and professional advancement - from college students to seasoned Broadway professionals.
Get to know Cry Havoc:
The Cry Havoc Artists:
Ali Keller Select Playwright Credits: Preference (Caps Lock Theatre), Whale (Emerging Artists Theatre), Dear Nate (Roy Arias), For Goodness Sake (4th Street Theatre @ New York Theatre Workshop). Select AD/PA credits: Lady Day At Emerson's Bar And Grill (Broadway), Sweeney Todd (Lincoln Center), AdA: Power – SUMMIT (Dir. Neil Labute), and Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (film). Ali is a CRY HAVOC Apprentice Alumni and a Resident Playwright with the company. She is a Dramaturg with the New York Musical Festival, a member of the Stillwater Writers Group, and is an Associate Member of SDC and the Dramatists Guild of America.
Jenny Kirlin’s plays have been performed across the United States, as well as in Germany, South Africa, Costa Rica, and Indonesia. She is also the author of the feature-length animated screenplay, Plume, with Kitt Lavoie, about a reluctant every-pigeon scouring New York City for the exotic bird he loves. Also an actor, Jenny is a proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Jenny is a Resident Artist and Associate Artistic Director with The CRY HAVOC Company. www.jennykirlin.com
Kristina Bylancik is a current student at Carnegie Mellon University in the BFA Dramaturgy program. She is driven to use dramaturgy to tell truthful, unheard stories and is excited to be able to use both dramaturgy and directing to accomplish that on this project. Her next project will be as the dramaturg on a production of Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker at Carnegie Mellon. She is thrilled to be working with CRY HAVOC this summer!
Erin Krebs is a theatre-maker, a History and Theater Studies double major at Yale, and a Queens gal. This summer, Erin is loving her apprenticeship with CRY HAVOC Company. As an actress, Erin has performed with the Yale Institute for Music Theatre, Symphony Space, the Fringe Festival, the Yale Dramatic Association, the Opera Theatre of Yale College, and the Yale Drama Coalition. As a director, Erin cultivates new musical-theatre works and contemporary Irish theatre. She will also be the Performance Director of Whim 'n Rhythm, Yale's foremost women's a cappella group. Love 2 the fam, Si, and Aaron.
Jenan Jacobson is currently working as a CRY HAVOC Company apprentice. She is a “rising senior” herself, entering her last year at Carleton College this fall. An English/Theater double major, Jenan has performed in several college productions—some favorites include The Penelopiad, Visitors, and Merchant of Venice. Recently, she directed her first show, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. She is grateful for the opportunity to further develop her craft through the direction of a new play by Kitt Lavoie.
Jennifer Reichert is a playwright, actor, and producer. Her play Yukon Brass, developed in the CRY HAVOC Workshop, was a semi-finalist in the Riant Strawberry One-Act Festival. Her plays have been performed all over the United States, as well as Canada and Norway. Other works include Just Julian, Techs, Mikey Wears Braces, Intelligence, and Bake Sale. She has also appeared in New York as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (with CRY HAVOC). Jennifer is a member of the Professional Playwrights Workshop at The Players, a Member of the Dramatists Guild, and a Resident Artist of The CRY HAVOC Company.
Borna Barzin is a rising junior BA Directing major in the International Performance Ensemble Program at Pace University. His recent directing credits include In Rotation by Brandon Adam (St. Paul’s Theatre) and Punk Rock by Simon Stephens (StandUp Productions). Borna is also a part of a devised process that toured at Theatre Row last spring and at the University of the Arts, Barcelona this past summer. He is also a former intern for The TEAM.
Jessica Levin is a rising junior at Northwestern University. She is studying theatre and psychology, and concentrating in playwriting and theatre management. Most recently, she assistant directed the workshop of Confessions of a Rabbi's Daughter by Emily Rose Simons at the Tank Theatre Company. Jessica is thrilled to be working on this project and is grateful to CRY HAVOC for their support.
Ryan Patrick Ervin is a NYC-based dramaturg, actor and director, currently working towards his MFA in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. He is an Apprentice with The CRY HAVOC Company this summer, and has previously interned with the Vineyard Theatre and the Prototype Opera Festival. Ryan is the Resident Dramaturg of Reckless Theatre's Original Cast. MFA, Dramaturgy – Columbia University (anticipated May 2018); BA, Acting – University of Wisconsin.
Kitt Lavoie is Artistic Director of The CRY HAVOC Company (www.cryhavoccompany.org). He has directed more than 150 productions in the United States and Europe, and is the only playwright ever to have their work performed on all seven continents during their lifetime. Kitt wrote and produced the documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened about the original Broadway cast of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (NY Times’ 10 Best Films of 2016, Esquire’s 20 Best Documentaries of All Time). Faculty: New School for Drama (NYC), Norwegian Actors College (Oslo). Member: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Dramatists Guild. www.kittlavoie.com
Jerzy Gwiazdowski - With CRY HAVOC, Jerzy has written the short plays Michael Bay's America: Part IV, All Over Me (How Does it Feel?), Grievous Circle, Vega, and more. Other plays: We Three (LCI), Proximity (Sonnet), Lacy Hoodoo (MUDasMAN). Co-Adapter: the 50th Anniversary version of Take One Step, with original librettist and director Gerald Freedman. As an actor, Jerzy has appeared on Broadway (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), on television ("Law and Order: SVU," "Girls," "Nurse Jackie," "Sneaky Pete"), in films, music videos, commercials, and more. Resident Artist: The CRY HAVOC Company. Faculty: The New School for Drama. Six-time winner of the World Pun Championships. Training: UNC School of the Arts.
Emily Ashenden - An actor, screenwriter, and proud Chicago native, Emily received her BFA from the New School for Drama this past spring and is New York based. With a background in theater, voiceover, music, improv, and sketch comedy, much of her writing has appeared at Upstairs Gallery in Chicago as well as at Jangleheart Comedy Festival. She is showrunner and an actor for her web series, Cure, which will be released in 2018. She is thrilled to be working closely with CRY HAVOC again.
Luna Antonia Arboleda is a German actress with Colombian roots currently living and working in NYC. She has recently graduated with a BFA in Acting from The New School for Drama. She has acted in Hamburg, London, NYC, and spent her last summer in Paris studying clown at École Jacques Lecoq. Luna is a passionate dancer and is inspired by the works of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Ivo Van Hove, and Jill Soloway. She currently is working for the Wooster Group, assisting an entrepreneur in promoting brave living, and writing her own manifesto on Desire.
Roseanna Zerambo is an actor and writer from outside of Philadelphia, PA. She is a graduate of Hofstra University, where she most notably played Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, and an alumnus of The CRY HAVOC Company Apprentice Program. When not on the stage, she enjoys the three P's: puppets, puns, and practicing ASL. @roseannazerambo
Annalisa Chamberlin is a New York-based actress. Theater credits include: For Goodness Sake (4th Street Theater at New York Theater Workshop); The West Wing, Winter Break, and Party Girl (The CRY HAVOC Company); Hamlet (Wallis Knot), Gwen in Between Two Worlds (HERE Arts Center), and most recently as Cherrie in Daughter Of The Waves (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Film/TV credits include: “Sex Guaranteed”, starring Stephen Dorff; “The Locksmith”, ‘Best of NEXT’ Winner Sundance Film Festival 2010.
Addie Brie Hays is thrilled to join the CRY HAVOC Company for Waist Deep. A native of Orlando, Addie Brie Hays is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. Since performing in NYC, she has appeared in The Secret Garden directed by Marcia Gilgrom-Dodge, numerous short films that have gone to festivals, and multiple commercials and voiceovers. Currently, Addie is finishing up filming for the suspense feature, The Quantum Suicide Experiment. When not acting, singing, running, or practicing her wide array of cartoonish voices, Addie can be found hunting for ice cream and pretending she is Spider-Man.
Sébastien Pilley is a French/American actor living in New York. Over his years of training he has played roles such as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Solyony in The Three Sisters, Lee in True West, and Captain Horster in An Enemy of The People, among others. He completed the 2-year certificate at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. There, he had the opportunity to attend master classes with Vincent D’Onofrio and Roberta Wallach. Upon graduation from Strasberg, he pursued his training at The New School for Drama where he recently graduated and received his BFA in Drama, studying acting, writing and directing for the stage.