Romeo and Juliet
Last year we announced a partnership with Off-Broadway’s NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) and their Artistic Director Mia Katigbak (Two River’s I Remember Mama). Two River is also working on an ambitious project to produce a festival built around Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As part of that project, we plan to produce, in partnership with NAATCO, this modern verse translation of the Shakespeare classic by South Korean playwright, Hansol Jung (Wild Goose Dreams, Cardboard Piano). The translation was originally commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of “Play on! 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare.”
Benefiting Partner Organization: Asian Pride Project celebrates the journeys, triumphs and struggles of LGBTQ individuals and our Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families and communities. They seek to capture these stories by using the arts—film, video, photography and the written word—as a medium for social justice and advocacy in the LGBTQ realm.
The reading will also be streamed on Two River Theater’s YouTube channel from Thurs, Oct 1 at 7PM EDT – Sun, Oct 4 at 7PM EDT. Streaming is free and donations of any amount from viewers will be greatly appreciated.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Tybalt, Servingman, Servingman 1, Musician 1, Balthasar, Page
Joel de la Fuente
Joel de la Fuente
Stephanie Hsu is a New York-based actor, originally hailing and wailing from Los Angeles. Some recent workshops include The Untitled Tina Landau Project (dir. Tina Landau, music Tom Kitt), Alice by Heart (d. Lear deBessonet, m. Duncan Sheik), Freaky Friday (d. Chris Ashley, m. Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey), Elementary Spacetime Show! (d. Andrew Neisler, m. Cesar Alvarez). Select credits: Winners at Ensemble Studio Theatre (d. Pam Berlin), Fast Company at EST (d. Robert Ross Parker), Byuioo (d. Andrew Neisler, m. Nate Weida), War Lesbian (d. Jordan Fein, m. Katie Hathaway), NBC Diversity Showcase ’13, Williamstown alum, MTV’s Girl Code, The Following, Connection Unavailable. BFA: NYU (Atlantic & Experimental Theater Wing). Proud member of musical sketch group Political Subversities and Story Pirates. Infinite thanks to all who hold her UP by holding the fort DOWN! For your indulgences—stephhsu.com.
Mercutio, Gregory, Citizen 4, Paris, Musician 3
Lady Capulet, Apothecary, Watchman 2
Nurse, Abraham, Citizen 5, Lady Montague, Potboy, Watchman 3
Friar Laurence, Montague, Servingman 3
Jon Norman Schneider
Peter, Sampson, Citizen 1, Prince, Head Servingman, Petruchio, Friar John
Jon Norman Schneider
Benvolio, Capulet's Cousin, Servingman 2, Musician 2, Chief Watchman
Luis Moreno is thrilled to debut at Two River in such amazing company. Most recently he was seen as Harold Saxton in The Representatives’ VERITAS at the Olmstead Salon. NY: so go the ghosts of mexico, part one (La MaMa), Open Up, Hadrian (Caborca), Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company), The Age of Iron (Classic Stage Company), Fetes de la Nuit (Ohio), Into the Hazard – Henry V (Walkerspace), 365 Days/365 Plays (Lightbox/Public), Uncivil Wars (Pickup Performance), Food for Fish (Kraine), Straight Up Vampire (Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub), among many others. Regional: Seven Spots on the Sun (Cincinnati Playhouse), Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights (Berkeley Rep/Arena Stage), Peer Gynt (La Jolla Playhouse/Kansas City Rep), Anna in the Tropics (Capital Rep), Moby Dick Rehearsed, The Tempest (The Acting Company). TV: Mysteries of Laura, Daredevil, Madam Secretary, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Just Sayin’ (web). Film: Home:______, Red Right Return, and the short Zzzzzzz and the upcoming Wildwood. Luis records audiobooks for Recorded Books and Audible. Proud Union actor. MFA, Columbia. Many thanks to Annie, Lisa, Barbara Colio, Alex Beech, John Dias and the staff at Two River, John and Owen at St. Ann’s, and Tom at CU. To my Alexandra, thank you; I love you! Para Pucho, para Lola.
Production Stage Manager / Assistant Video Editor
Kat West (she/her/hers) is a Production Stage Manager. Select Stage Management credits include; Off Broadway: Jersey Boys, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Murder For Two, Altar Boyz, My Big Gay Italian Wedding The Public Theater: Toast, Little Flower of East Orange, Teenage Dick, On The Grounds of Belonging, Red Bull Theater: Coriolanus, The Witch of Edmonton, Edward the Second, Prospect Theater Company: Unlock’d, Iron Curtain, The Flood, Illyria, Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, and many others. Opera: New York City Opera: La Boheme, Cavaleria Rusticana National Tours: Murder For Two, Divorce Party The Musical, International Tour: Death For Five Voices.
Jaime Vallés (he/him/his) originally hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, he moved to New York City to pursue his career both on and off the stage. Jaime is an independent filmmaker, graphic designer, and photographer. He and his brother co-founded the video production company AJV Media and produced & directed the feature film Casi casi, which was distributed by HBO. They are currently working on a number of screenplays and plan on filming their next feature next year. Jaime is also proud of his twelve years as a member of the New York City Opera chorus, performing at Lincoln Center in such works as Carmen, Turandot, Tosca, La Traviata, Pagliacci, Anna Nicole, The Flying Dutchman, among many others. www.ajvmedia.com www.casicasi.com
Live Event Producer