Guadalupe in the Guestroom
This beautiful new play introduces us to Guadalupe Castillo, a Mexican woman whose daughter’s untimely death leaves her struggling to connect with her American son-in-law and a country whose language she barely speaks. Written by the celebrated young playwright Tony Meneses, the play is a moving and funny celebration of life, connection, and the unexpected healing power of Telenovelas.
Guadalupe in the Guest Room soars” & is “viscerally affecting
THE STAR LEDGER
Guadalupe in the Guest Room soars” & is “viscerally affecting
TWO RIVER TIMES
Lovely slice-of-life play”, “plenty of laughs”, “satisfying love story
MEET THE ARTISTS
Deonna Bouye (Raquel) is delighted to be making her Two River Theater debut. Her New York appearances include Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, The Lark Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Project Y Theatre, Ugly Rhino Productions, The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT) and Page 73. Regional credits include Clybourne Park and Safe House (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Weston Playhouse), How We Got On (Actors Theatre of Louisville-Humana Festival and B Street Theatre), Alligator and Tall Girls (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), Wonder of the World (Iowa Summer Rep) and Barrio Grrrl (The Kennedy Center). Her film and television credits include Brazzaville Teenager starring Michael Cera and a promo spot on the Oxygen Network. Ms. Bouye received her MFA in acting from the University of Iowa. For more information, visit www.deonnabouye.com.
Alfredo Huereca is an actor and the founder of Bridge Playhouse. He has produced and starred in the following stage productions: Cayendo con Victoriano (Off-Broadway), Muerte Súbita (Off-Off-Broadway), SOLO (Miami-Dade County Auditorium), and Cadena Perpetua (Microtheatre, Miami), a play he also wrote and directed. Other New York theater credits include: La Cena, Caprichos (IATI); Blood Wedding, Life Is a Dream, Mojiganga, Innocent Erendira, Dominican Serenade (Repertorio Español), One Hour Without Television (Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre), Papa (Lincoln Center), Death of the Mind (HERE Arts Center), Venus of Lespugue (Tribeca Performing Arts). Regional credits include: Chicago Boys (Goodman), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Alliance), Magical Mystery Mall (Hyde Park Theatre), Birth and After Birth (Capitol City Playhouse), Johnny on a Spot (Different Stages), Macbeth (Black Wolf Productions), The Learned Ladies, Yerma (University of Texas). International theater credits include: The Knight of Olmedo, The Miracle Worker, Candide, The Pushcart Peddlers, Hotel Savoy’s Dandy (Mexico). His recent film and TV credits include: Cosita Linda, Ruta 35, and Voltea Pa Que Te Enamores (Univision/Venevision). Other film /TV includes: Blank Check, Deadline, Witness to the Execution, Wonderland, and Cosby. He received Best Actor recognition by the Latin-ACE and HOLA (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) in 1998, 2011, 2012 and 2013, among many other honors for his performances. Television audiences voted him Best Supporting Actor on a Soap Opera in Venezuela, 2014, for his participation in Cosita Linda. He has written a film adaptation of his play, Cadena Perpetua, which will soon go into production. Guadalupe in the Guestroom marks his debut at Two River Theater.
Charles Socarides is thrilled to be making his Two River debut. Recent credits include John Logan’s Red opposite Tim Daly at Dorset Theatre Festival, Twelfth Night with Pig Iron Theatre and the indie film Bad Hurt. New York credits include Sons of the Prophet, The Marriage of Bette and Boo (both with Roundabout); Trust (Second Stage); Indian Blood (Primary Stages); The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (Stage 13); Awake and Sing! (Belasco Theatre); Old Money (Lincoln Center). Regional: The Dining Room (Westport); Lulu (Yale Rep); Seminar (City Theatre). TV: Elementary, Person of Interest, Law & Order, Guiding Light. Film: In Lieu of Flowers, Breaking Upwards, The Missing Person, Virgin. Charlessocarides.com.
Socorro Santiago (she/hers/ella) performed in the Broadway production of The Bacchae at Circle in the Square Theatre and has performed Off-Broadway at The Public Theater, NYTW, Ma-Yi Theater, Ars Nova, Roundabout Theatre Company, amongst others. She produced, wrote, and performed in her play Dancing With the Dead at INTAR. Regionally, she has performed at the Sundance Theatre Lab, Long Wharf Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Huntington Theatre (IRNE nomination), and Two River Theater, where she was last seen in Guadalupe in the Guest Room by Tony Meneses. She was in the touring company of Small Mouth Sounds, directed by Rachel Chavkin. TV/Film credits include Blue Bloods, Prodigal Son, Madame Secretary, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children (ALMA Award for her work as Isabella Santos), All Good Things, Devil’s Advocate, Vampires vs The Bronx, Widows Dir: Steven McQueen. Ms. Santiago can currently be seen online in Clubbed Thumb’s Streaming of The Woman’s Party.
Tony Meneses is a playwright and the Interim Head of Playwriting at Fordham University. His plays at Two River include Guadalupe in the Guest Room, The Women of Padilla, and The Hombres. He is a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Latinx Playwriting Award and is published by Dramatists Play Service and TRW. He is an alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and Juilliard. Tony and his husband Mark reside in Maplewood, New Jersey.
Daniella Topol’s recent world-premiere productions include: Martyna Majok’s Ironbound (Steppenwolf Theatre); Cori Thomas’ When January Feels Like Summer (EST/P73); Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake (South Coast Rep); Jessica Dickey’s Row After Row (Women’s Project) and Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Catherine Trieschmann’s How the World Began (South Coast Rep; Women’s Project), Rajiv Joseph’s Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre), Sheila Callaghan’s Dead City (New Georges), Lloyd Suh’s Jesus in India (Magic Theatre; Ma-Yi Theatre), Willy Holtzman’s The Morini Strad (City Theatre, PA), Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby (Quantum Theatre), Janet Allard and Niko Tsakalakos’ Pool Boy (Barrington Stage), Carla Ching’s The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi), Caridad Svich’s Instructions for Breathing (Passage Theatre), and Sheila Callaghan’s Lascivious Something (Women’s Project/Cherry Lane). Formerly the Artistic Program Director of the Lark Play Development Center and New Works Program Director of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Daniella is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon, an NYTW Usual Suspect, EST Member, and member of the Board of the Lark Play Development Center. Daniella lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
Marion Williams is pleased to be returning to Two River, where she designed the scenery and costumes for Barefoot in the Park and ReEntry as well as the scenery for The Glass Menagerie and the costumes for 26 Miles. New York credits include MCC Theater, Mint Theater Company, The Juilliard School, José Limón Dance Company, Manhattan School of Music, Parsons Dance, Performance Space 122, Primary Stages, and The Women’s Project. Regional credits include McCarter Theatre Center, CenterStage, Alliance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Rep, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Round House Theatre, PlayMakers Rep, Barrington Stage, Triad Stage, The Folger Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Ballet, Louisville Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Sacramento Theatre Company, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Williamstown Theatre Festival. International credits include Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Leipzig, Germany) and Introdans (Holland). MFA University of Washington. Princess Grace Award and a Princess Grace Special Projects Grant recipient.
KAREN PERRY (Costume Designer) previously designed August Wilson’s King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Jitney, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars and Radio Golf at Two River, as well as Love in Hate Nation, Oo-Bla-Dee, Lives of Reason, Your Blues Ain’t Sweet Like Mine, Guadalupe in the Guest Room, Third and Trouble in Mind. Her most recent credits include Run-Boy-Run & In Old Age (New York Theatre Workshop), Mothers (Playwrights Realm), Jazz (MTC), Lackawanna Blues with Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Mark Taper Forum), Fun Home (Baltimore Center Stage), Steel Magnolias, Hair, Dreamgirls (DTC), Oklahoma! (Houston Ballet at TUTS) and Cinderella Ballet (Eglevsky Ballet Company). Other credits include Danai Gurira’s Familiar (Woolly Mammoth, Guthrie, Seattle Rep), Cabin in the Sky (Encores!), Pearl Cleage’s Blues for an Alabama Sky (Pasadena Playhouse), John Grisham’s A Time to Kill, dir. Ethan McSweeny (Arena), Crowns, stop. reset, Trinity River Trilogy by Regina Taylor (Goodman, STC, DTC/Arena), The Trip to Bountiful, Walter Mosley’s The Fall of Heaven, dir. Marion McClinton (Cincinnati Playhouse), The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell McCraney, dirs. Tina Landau and Robert O’Hara (The Public/McCarter), Having Our Say by Emily Mann (McCarter), and Resurrection by Daniel Beaty (Arena). She has designed every play in August Wilson’s American Century Cycle except Fences. Film/TV credits include Gregory Hines Show, Saturday Night Live, and The Brother from Another Planet by director John Sayles. Wine in the Wildness is proudly Karen’s 14th production with TRTC. Currently: Raisin in the Sun @ the Public Theater.
Jiyoun Chang Credits: brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater LCT3), The World Is Round (BAM Fisher Space, OBIE Award Special Citation in Lighting Design), The Unfortunates, Troilus and Cressida (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), The Dance and the Railroad (Signature Theatre, Wuzhen International Festival in China); T. 1912, Peter and the Wolf (Guggenheim Museum), Dirty Blonde, Anna Christie, Tennessee Playboy, A Doll’s House (Triad Stage), Light Within (Carnegie Hall); Our Planet (Japan Society); I came to look for you on Tuesday by Chiori Miyagawa (La MaMa); Pinter Project, Cowboy Mouth, and The Poor of New York (collaborations with Tyne Rafaeli). MFA in Design at Yale School of Drama. http://jiyounchang.com/
Jane Shaw previously designed El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, The Women of Padilla, Lives of Reason, Guadalupe in the Guest Room and Pinkolandia at Two River Theater. New York credits include I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons); Actually (MTC, Williamstown Theatre Festival); Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience); Ironbound (Rattlestick/Women’s Project); En el tiempo de las Mariposas (Repertorio Español) and 30 productions with the Mint. Regional credits include The Royale (Cleveland Play House); Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater); Rear Window, Breath and Imagination (Hartford Stage); They Promised Her the Moon (Old Globe) and productions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Mark Taper Forum, ACT, and with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Next: Annie Get Your Gun at Bay Street, Into the Breeches at Cleveland Play House. Recognition: Bessie Award, Henry Award, Drama Desk, Premios ACE 2012, two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, Meet the Composer grant, Theatre Communications Group’s Career Development Program, and nominations for three Lortels, Henry Hewes and Elliot Norton Awards. She was born in Kansas and lives in Brooklyn.
Erin Hicks grew up in Harlem, NY. She began styling hair as an assistant on The Winter’s Tale at the New York Shakespeare Festival, starring Alfre Woodard, Mandy Patinkin, and Diane Venora. Over the last 20 years she has worked on various Broadway, film and TV shows. This is Erin’s fifth show at Two River, following Guadalupe in the Guest Room and August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and King Hedley II.
J. Steven White
J. Steven White is pleased to return to Two River (where he previously fight directed Lives of Reason, Guadalupe in the Guest Room, Camelot, As You Like It, and On Borrowed Time) and to be working again with his former colleagues from productions at The Public Theater, where his fight work has been seen in 22 shows including Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, King Lear, A Language of Their Own, and Cymbeline with Liev Schreiber and Michael C. Hall, whom Mr. White trained at NYU Graduate Acting. Broadway includes The Pillowman, Bombay Dreams, Uncle Vanya, A View from the Bridge, Golden Child, The Lion in Winter with Laurence Fishburne, All My Sons, as well as Shogun: The Musical (Assistant Director). His fights have been seen on the stages of every major New York theater including MTC, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, and the Irish Repertory Theatre. He has worked at McCarter on six productions including The Convert. He is the fencing master for the Tulsa Ballet where he staged the fencing sequences in Edwaard Liang’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Mr. White spent 11 seasons at American Conservatory Theater, where he began his teaching career 44 years ago. He is on the faculties of the Stella Adler Studio and the Graduate Acting Program at NYU-Tisch. He wants to go on record that he is in love with Red Bank and the Jersey Shore.
Rosie Berrido is a native New Yorker of Hispanic parents. A graduate of the School for Film and Television and NYU, she is a bilingual coach and audiobook narrator for the Library of Congress. Her clients include actors that have made appearances on Law & Order, Blue Bloods, What Would You Do?, POWER, The Bridge, Mountain Dew campaigns, A Bicycle Country, and numerous independent films, as well as business professionals and journalists for NBCLatino.com, Latina Magazine, HBO Latino. Rosie also prepares acting students for admissions audition to colleges in the US. She is best known for having translated and adapted to the Spanish language John Leguizamo’s Broadway hit Ghetto Klown (for his Latin-American tour 2012-2013) and she still coaches for Mr. Leguizamo’s production company. As an actress she is the recipient of 6 HOLA awards, a NY State Citation Award and the Pan-Pacific Film Award (Best actress in a Drama), and she has appeared in over 75 theater productions in English and Spanish in New York and abroad. She is currently an active member of the Spanish Repertory Theater in New York City and a member of the Broadways Leagues’ VIVA Broadway initiative. Rosie is the Owner and Founder of Rosie’s Rules.com – Bilingual acting and diction coaching in the Tri-State area.
Zoe E. Rotter
Zoe E. Rotter Broadway: Waiting for Godot/No Man’s Land and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. West End: Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Regional: Pinkolandia and Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Two River Theater!), Wild Swans (A.R.T./Young Vic). World Tour: Einstein on the Beach. Film: The ADK, Ce sentiment de l’été (NY Casting), The Girl in The Book, To Whom It May Concern, BearCity, Socks and Bonds (short), Just the Three of Us (short) and Mountain Low (short). Zoe is also in her fifth season of casting Symphony Space’s reading series ‘Selected Shorts.’
Production Stage Manager
Kate Croasdale (Production Stage Manager) is delighted to return to Two River, after stage managing Guadalupe in the Guest Room, The Tricky Part and All The Rage. Broadway: Sea Wall/A Life, Sunday in the Park with George, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ghost The Musical, Dead Accounts and Relatively Speaking. Other New York Credits include: Mud/Drowning at Mabou Mines, Drift at New World Stages and Veil Widow Conspiracy with NAATCO. Kate has also worked with: City Center Encores!, The Public Theater, New York Stage and Film, Bay Street Theater, Kaimera Productions and New York Theatre Ballet. She is proud to be a core teacher for the Peridance Certificate Program.