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Monday, March 1, 2010

Prep.: Meet the Cast

Meet the amazing cast of Prep.
Catch them March 18, 19, and 20th at 7:30pm at the Red Room
Read more about the actors below:

Elizabeth Alderfer (Jacqueline Morton Walton) is a recent graduate from NYU Tisch, where she studied at Playwrights Horizons and Stonestreet Studios. Recent credits: Delilah in The Footage (The Flea Theatre), Edna in The Office and the Metal Blob (Fringe NYC, Cherry Lane), Mrs. Piston in Tune Up, Faulty Piston! (Access Theatre).

Jessie Barr (Ryan Chadwick), News of The End of The World (Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood) Peter (workshop with Naked Angels); Macbeth (New York Classical Theatre); The Witching Hour (Williamstown); TV: “Nod and Smile” (PBS). She is a graduate of NYU Tisch with a B.F.A in Drama and double major in English & American Literature. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Laurence Freeman (Piers Bush Mondavi) is pumped to be a part of the production Prep. Laurence was recently in the DC premiere and the National Tour of Altar Boyz as the Swing. Other credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor-ed Dreamcoat (Joseph), Blood Brothers (Mickey), The Full Monty (Ethan) Cabaret (Emcee). A graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School, Laurence would like to dedicate his performance in memory of JPN.

Rafael Goldstein (William Gates VII), an Atlantic Acting School alumnus, will next be seen in Our Farm at The Tank. Most recently, he provided some voices for Ping Chong's production of The Devil You Know at LA MAMA e.t.c. Thanks to all.

Hadley Hege (Carly Hilton-Jobs) began acting in regional theatre in South Florida. With a shift in the wind she traveled to England to study Shakespeare at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. There she received the rank of Merit(the highest rank) on the Bronze Level Shakespeare Examination. Changing course she landed in New York City and for the past five years has trained with: The Atlantic Theatre Company, The SITI Company, The Peoples Improv Theatre, Bouffon Clown with Eric Davis and Bob Krakower in Film along with other Casting Directors. She is currently enrolled in Hunter College and plans to get her B.A. in Psychology and eventually sail around the world. Her theatre credits include: Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Audition (winner of the evening) and Sex and the Big Bad City. She has also been in many short films and a few features including: Vagabondage, Reflextions, Cora and Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker.

Hana Kalinski (Olivia Onassis) is thrilled to be in this production of Prep. Previous NYC credits include: All Through the Night (Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater), The Corn Maiden (Fringe Festival), Oph3lia (HERE), and After the Rain (LaMama). Hana is a proud NYU graduate. Thanks to cast and crew for being so awesome, and to her family, friends, and wonderful Steven for their constant love and support.

Sarah Todes (Parker Whitney Bloomingdale) is a graduate of NYU Tisch through the Altantic Theatre Company and Playwrights Horizons, and spent a semester each in Paris and Shanghai. Recent NY credits include the lead in Anthony Clarvoe's "The Living," as well as the title role in Howard Barker's "Judith." Sarah is currently involved in developing an ensemble-based web-series, "Where Have I Seen Her Before?" And she does puppet shows for babies in Hoboken.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


a new play by Lorelei Ignas

March 18, 19, and 20th at 7:30PM
The Red Room
85 East 4th Street b/t 2nd Avenue and Bowery
New York NY 10003
admisson: $13
reserve tickets in advance at no additional charge at

liz alderfer
jessie barr*
laurence freeman
rafael goldstein
hana kalinski
hadley hege
sarah todes

*appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
This production is an Equity-Approved Showcase

Set in 2066, Prep. tells the story of the children of the elite: how society has programmed them to treat each other, and what happens to the parts of themselves they must make disappear. Inspired initially by abstracted themes from "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, Prep. forces its audience to watch its characters race for glory without buckling under the pressure of the outrageous expectations set for them. In a "breeders-only" world where the rules of sexual identity are imposed and inflexible, political war games recruit young, and childhood friends are quickly pitted against one another...

come study with us.

directed by lorelei ignas
stage management by jenn tash
original music and sound design by corey michener
costume design by laura helmer
lighting design by vadim ledvin
set design by adele rylands

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