March 17th & 18th - 8pm
Articulating the Arts:
A Thousand Words
Articulating the Arts uses works of art as a springboard and inspiration for writers and their imaginations to bring to life the soul of the piece they are moved by. Sculpture, painting, music, dance, fashion, architecture, poetry: each a genre unto itself, and allowing them to be the germ of creation brought to life through words and the living embodiment of art through the magic of theatre. For this edition, Articulating the Arts: A Thousand Words, our playwrights are reacting to classical paintings. Company members - playwrights, actors, designers - are featured in these whirlwind episodes.
We had a very successful opening of this series. For info on our next Articulating the Arts, click here.
Our Guest Artists
Articulate Theatre Company is very proud of our membership and their talent. However, we are also very proud of our ties to our community and the network of supportive artists who join us from time to time to add their considerable skills to our productions. We couldn't be more pleased that they have joined us to make Articulating the Arts even more special!
Akia, Director: Old Man in Sorrow
Akia is an active member of the flourishing Off-Off/Indie & Off Broadway theatre communities, having produced, directed, and performed with numerous NYC companies since 1997. She is the Company Manager for the international sensation, Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater. She has received critical praise for her direction of Rising Sun Performance Company's long running hits such as Hellcab, Goodnight Lovin’ Trail and “The Last Supper and Bug. She served as an advisory Board Member for The Paul Butterfield Fund & Society, and Company Manager for The New York Innovative Theatre Awards & Foundation, where she serves on their honorary awards committee as Sub-Committee Chairman and as an At-Large Judge. Past notable credits include working on staff at Horse Trade Theatre Group, serving as General Manager for FRIGID New York’s inaugural year, and returning as Volunteer Coordinator in 2009; she also served as Production Coordinator for nationally acclaimed Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, overseeing the playwrights unit and INSIGHT 13 production series. She is a recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards “Founders Award” for her contributions to the organization and Off Off Broadway Community.
Desmond Dutcher, Actor: Old Man in Sorrow
Desmond was last seen in the Without A Net Series with Artistic New Directions, playing in both Human Resources and The Rubber Room. Before that he had the lead role of Mr. Browning in Michael DeVito's In Loco Parentis for the NY Fringe Festival. As a member of Emerging Artists Theatre, he was in Markie 7722, Undercurrents, and Is That a Gun...? Also a member of TOSOS, he has performed in Doric Wilson's Street Theatre; and in David Bell's Bernadette & The Butcher of Broadway and F**k Off! At Wings Theatre, Desmond played the title character in the mystery Murder Uncensored and the role of "X" in Better Now, written by Mark Finley. Other credits include the role of J.D. in the film Whirlwind and in D.C., Desmond played "Bosie" in Gross Indecency at Studio Theatre, "Pandor" in Pericles at the Washington Shakespeare Company, and "Mikey" in Sheer Madness at The Kennedy Center.
Sebastian Montoya, Actor - Tony, Tommy, Bobby & Johnny
Sebastian Montoya feels incredibly lucky to join the Articulate Theatre family, and is thrilled to be in the company of such a talented group of people. Some favorite past credits include John in Balm in Gilead (T. Schreiber Studio), Brian in Joking Apart (T. Schreiber Studio) and Dan Shapiro in Sexual Perversity in Chicago (SOL Theatre). Sebastian has studied at Terry Schreiber Studio and is currently trying to learn to be funny at Upright Citizens Brigade.
Sergei Burbank, Actor: Tony, Tommy, Bobby & Johnny
Sergei is a New York City-based playwright, performer, and producer. He has appeared in film, on stage regionally and off-Broadway, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. Favorite roles include Dim in the The D Word and the title role in McReele. His plays and screenplays have been produced in NYC and regionally, and articles have been published in various obscure or defunct publications. He is a co-founder of the (now defunct) Conflict of Interest theater company and currently literary manager for Oracle Theater Inc. From time to time he writes about shows for NYTheater Now.
Carolyn Seiff, Actor: Purgatory
Off Broadway: Picon Pie as Molly Picon (& at Manhattan Dinner Theater, FL), OyVey The Play, Cabaret Emigré, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Ladies of the Corridor (& as a reading w/Marion Seldes), Yentl, A Stoop on Orchard Street. Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013: Breaking the Silence, (directed by Articulate member Katrin Hilbe). Regional: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Lily) A Little Night Music (Mme. Armfeldt). She has been seen in numerous commercials. For Articulate, a reading of The Yiddish Queen Lear (also directed by Katrin Hilbe). Member AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Charlie Winter, Lighting Designer - Articulating the Arts
Debut with Articulate Theatre Company. NYC - MCP: Broadway Classics (Carnegie Hall), When the Rain Stops Falling (AADA), The Hills are Alive (NYMF ’13), RAGS (Connelly Theatre), Godspell; The Will Rogers Follies (Don Bosco Prep), Part of it All (NYMF ‘12), Juilliard Playwrights Evening (Juilliard School), Baryshnikov Arts Center - Fall Gala 2011 (BAC), NØA Dance (BAC, Baruch PAC) Regional: Trails; Front Page Girl (The Spirit of Broadway) Apprentice Scenes (The Santa Fe Opera, NM) www.cw-visions.com
Andy Cohen, Sound Designer
Andy has designed sound in NYC for over a decade. Recent credits include The Window at the Cherry Lane, Ay Carmela! at Repertorio Español, The Big Funk and A Snowfall In Berlin for Nylon Fusion, Breaking The Silence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and many shows for T. Schreiber Studio, including Blood Sky, The Pillowman, and The Fallen. www.andycomusic.com