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Two River Theater playwright-in-residence Madeleine George (Two River’s Hurricane Diane, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England) collaborates with director Sara Holdren (Two River’s Twelfth Night) to create a new translation of Chekhov’s classic play about big souls trapped in tiny boxes. Stuck in the Russian countryside at the turn of the 20th century, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina dream of futures in the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia.
CONTENT WARNING: Three Sisters contains the use of strobe lights and haze. If you have specific questions regarding the content of this production, call the box office at 732.345.1400
A once in a lifetime night in the theater.
—OUT IN JERSEY
This Three Sisters plays by its own rules. Or throws out the rules altogether.
You’ve never seen a theatrical piece done like this before.
A wild, fantastical experience.
—OUT IN JERSEY
Chekhov’s dark vision comes through loud and clear.
Two River Theater brings Anton Chekhov’s classic play to new heights
Backstage with the Artists (Artist Interviews)
this show is for you if...
- You know how it feels to yearn for something (a place, a person, a goal) that feels desperately out of reach.
- You’re moved by stories of close families, and how siblings can be each others’ best friends (or worst enemies!)
- You love stories centered on women which explore their complexity, their frustrations, their passions, and their power.
- You celebrate the classics and would be excited to see the work of one of theater’s greatest playwrights Anton Chekhov infused with dream ballets, late night benders, and wild intensity.
MEET THE ARTISTS
AMAIA ARANA (IRINA UNDERSTUDY) is a New York-based actor and artist citizen. Selected Theatre: Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue by Kemp Powers (Center Theatre Group), Mr. Burns (NYU Grad), Consent (U.S. Premier, NYU Grad), The Boougie Gentlemen (Pittsburgh Public Theatre, NYU Grad). TV: New Amsterdam, The Blacklist. Film: The Seagull (NYU Grad, dir. Mike Newell), Sara (Cannes Film Fest Short Film Corner), I feel ya (Art Basel Miami in collaboration with Andre 3000). Amaia is a five-time company member with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Richard III, Coriolanus, Merchant of Venice) and holds a certificate from the British American Drama Academy. MFA: NYU Grad Acting.
ALEX BRIGHTWELL (he/him) (ANDREY) is thrilled to be making his Two River Theater debut! Alex was born in West Virginia and raised in North Carolina. Regional: Every Brilliant Thing, Antigone (Cleveland Play House); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, One Man Two Guvnors, As You Like It, An Octoroon, Untitled Russia Play (Chautauqua Theater Company); Golden Age (Guthrie Theater). Education: BFA: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater; MFA: Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House.
NEMUNA CEESAY (she/her) (IRINA) is an actor, director, and educator based in New York. She has an MFA in acting from American Conservatory Theater and has been seen onstage at CalShakes, Joe’s Pub, PlayMakers Rep, Woolly Mammoth, A.R.T., The Public Theater, and spent 2 years at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Favorite TV credits include: Bull, Broad City, Instinct, Younger, FBI, Prodigal Son and Katy Keene. She has performed internationally at Theatre Calgary and the Moscow Art Theatre. Nemuna teaches acting at Hunter College and Circle in the Square Theatre School and she is the founder of an all-BIPOC training program called The Blueprint. Follow her on Instagram @_nemuna_ and @theblueprintartist. You can also visit her website: www.nemunarceesay.com or learn more about The Blueprint at www.theblueprintartist.com
OLIVIA HANEY (she/her) (YOUNG MASHA) is ecstatic to be making her Two River Theater debut with the wonderful cast and crew of Three Sisters. She is a Senior at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, NJ and a proud member of International Thespian Society Troupe #630. Olivia was selected as a 2020-21 Metro Scholar at Two River Theater, a year-long intensive program in which high school juniors learn about every aspect of regional theatre. More recently, she appeared as Molly Aster in ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ and as Rapunzel in Into the Woods (both at Ranney School). Other credits include Charlotte Purcell in These Shining Lives (Appel Farm Arts Camp), Fastrada in Pippin (Appel Farm Arts Camp), and Mina Harker in Dracula: A Radio Play (Ranney School). Olivia would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support as well as Kate Cordaro, Sara Holdren & John Dias.
ANNA ISHIDA (she/her) (OLGA) Thank you all for coming to see the show tonight. The pandemic took Anna back to her roots in the Bay Area (CA) but before that: Brooklyn. Previous credits include: The Antelope Party (Dutch Kills), Shipwreck (Woolly Mammoth), Moby-Dick (American Repertory Theater); The Importance of Being Earnest (Aurora Theatre); Henry VI Parts 1 & 2 (National Asian American Theatre Company – Drama Desk Nomination: Best Revival); Trigger (Leviathan Lab); It Can’t Happen Here (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (American Conservatory Theater & Guthrie); Water by the Spoonful (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley); and Beowulf—A Thousand Years of Baggage (Banana Bag & Bodice East Coast/UK Tour). Film: I Am a Ghost & Bitter Melon (writer/director H.P. Mendoza) www.annaishida.com
ANNELISE LAWSON (she/her) (MASHA) is a New York-based actress and graduate of Yale School of Drama. Credits include Anna in Babes in the Wood (Signature Theater, world premier), Masha in Dmitry Krymov’s √3 Sisters (International Festival of Arts & Ideas), Chloe in Arcadia (Yale Repertory Theatre). Theater: The Last Act (Israeli Stage); Midsummer (The Araca Project); The Oresteia, Our Lady of 121st Street, …And Sometimes Why?, The Skin of Our Teeth, The Troublesome Reign of King John, The Tempest, and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, (Yale School of Drama); Middletown, A Map of Virtue, Summer Shorts: A Festival of New Voices (Yale Summer Cabaret); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (First Folio). Film: Close-Up (NY Indie Theater Film Festival Winner). She holds certificates in acting from the Moscow Art Theatre School & the British American Drama Academy and is a graduate of the iO training program in Chicago.
KELLY LETOURNEAU (she/her) (NATASHA) is thrilled to be making her Two River debut! Kelly is an NYC-based actor, playwright, and producer whose acting credits include: A VALENTINE FOR SONDHEIM (Fiasco Theater), MIDSUMMER (Tiltyard), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill (Playhouse on Park), and THE APPLE BOYS (HERE Arts Center). When not onstage, Kelly is a proud tentacle of Octopus Theatricals, where she works as Producing Associate. Kelly has trained with Fiasco Theater, Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and she holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Art. Her all-time favorite role is Auntie. www.kellyletourneau.com @kelletourneau
GABRIEL LEVEY (KULYGIN) is an actor, theatre-maker and teacher based in Western Massachusetts. Recent acting credits include, An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience, dir. Sara Benson), and Far Away (The Sharon Playhouse, dir. Morgan Green). Original work includes, Super Serious and Not at All Funny Stories I Wrote After Brain Surgery (Northampton Center for the Arts); How to Help When the Self Needs Help, with Carol A. Jantsen (The PIT); Dwellicle 109 (IRT); And Now We Do “Lindbergh’s Flight” by Bertolt Brecht (Yale Cabaret); Brainsongs, or the play about the dinosaur farm (Yale Cabaret). Gabe teaches Physical Acting and Clown at NYU, is a founding faculty member at Christopher Bayes’ The Pandemonium Studio (along with Annelise Lawson), Artistic Director of Completely Ridiculous Productions, and head of the Completely Ridiculous Training Center. www.completelyridiculousproductions.com
MFA, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale
RAMI MARGRON (they/them) (VERSHININ) was raised in circus and steeped in dance of the African diaspora, an audience member once called Rami the love child of Anna Deavere Smith and Harpo Marx. Theatre: Hurricane Diane (The Huntington Theater and Old Globe Theatre), Angels in America (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Pride and Prejudice (Long Wharf Theatre), Pericles, Macbeth (Berkeley Repertory Theater), The Tempest (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), The Lily’s Revenge (Magic Theater), Around the World in 80 Days, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Marin Theatre Company), Lady Windermere’s Fan, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (California Shakespeare Theater), Angry Young Man (Urban Stages) TV: New Amsterdam, For Life, FBI, Bull, High Maintenance, Ray Donovan, That Damn Michael Che, Extrapolations, and Bedlam the Series.
QUINN MCMANUS (she/her) (YOUNG IRINA) is excited to perform in her second Two River Theater production. Her first production was Tiny Shakes: Romeo and Juliet. Quinn has performed in high school productions at RFH as well as Communications High School and is excited to perform in a non-virtual production this year. She hopes everyone enjoys the show and that the whole cast breaks some bones!
MARY NEUFELD (she/he/they) (CHEBUTYKIN) gives credit to The Ridiculous Theatrical Company for her entry into the New York City downtown theater scene. An original member of Target Margin Theater company, her most recent role was Seth in their production of Mourning Becomes Electra. Happy to be acting at Two River Theater.
NICK ONG (he/him) (FEDOTIK/FERAPONT) is a NY-based actor, originally from the Bay Area. He is beyond excited to be making his Two River Theater debut and to be working once again with the incomparable Sara Holdren! Favorite NY credits include: Another Revolution (EST), Wendell & Pan (SkeletonRep), and Midsummer (Tiltyard). www.nickong.com
DIANA OSORIO (she/her/hers) (YOUNG OLGA) is beyond thrilled to be making her debut at Two River Theater! From a young age, she has been performing and working to improve her skills in order to tell as many stories as she can. She is currently studying under Fredi Walker-Browne at the Music and Art Academy in Matawan, New Jersey. She would like to thank Fredi Walker-Browne, her family, and Two River Theater for their incredible support, encouragement, and trust.
NIALL POWDERLY (he/him) (SOLYONY) is an actor and theatre maker. His theater credits, among others, include Suitcase Under the Bed (Mint) Dmitry Krymov’s Square Root of Three Sisters (International Festival of Arts and Ideas), Midsummer! (the Araca Project), Big St. Germain (CG at the Signature Theatre) Phaedra’s Love and Dr Faustus (Yale Summer Cabaret) Indecent (Yale Rep). Film/TV credits include: Quantico, New Amsterdam. BFA: NYU, MFA: Yale University. Born in St. Louis MO, forged in Dublin Ireland, proud to call Brooklyn home.
RUDY ROUSHDI (he/him) (TUZENBACH) Previously at Two River as Sebastian in Twelfth Night. Regional: King Charles III (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Concrete Orange (Guthrie Theatre), Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, and the world premiere of Gertrude and Claudius (Orlando Shakes), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (7 Stages), The Liar (Seattle Public Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Seattle Shakespeare Company), Brooklyn Bridge (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Twelfth Night (Island Stage Left), Suffering, Inc. (Pony World Theatre). Film/TV: The Enemy Within (NBC). Next up Rudy will be making his Off-Broadway debut in The Vagrant Trilogy at The Public Theater. Rudy is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama. More at www.rudyroushdi.com. He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support. Love to Masha, Olive, and Lily. For JJ.
REGAN SIMS (she/her) (RODE/ANFISA) is an actor and mime from Manhattan, NY. Her theater credits include roles with 59E59, ART/NY Theaters, Crossroads Theatre Company, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Irvington Theater, Thinkery & Verse, Newton Theater Company and Shakespeare’s Globe, London. She graduated with a BFA in Acting from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts and is an active member of Story Pirates, Recent Cutbacks and Broken Box Mime Theater. www.regansims.com
MADELINE GEORGE (she/her) (TRANSLATOR) has been the Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Two River Theater since 2016. Two River produced the world premiere of two of her plays, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (2011, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll), and Hurricane Diane (2017, directed by Leigh Silverman). Hurricane Diane went on to an Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop, where it won two Obie Awards, one for playwriting and one for Mia Barron’s performance as antihero Carol Fleischer. Madeleine’s other plays include The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour. Her honors include a Princess Grace Award, a Lilly Award, and a Whiting Award for Drama. Madeleine is a founding member of the Obie-Award-winning playwrights’ collective 13P, a writer on the Hulu mystery-comedy Only Murders in the Building, and the Director of Admissions for the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College. Beginning in junior high, Madeleine studied Russian in Jude Wobst’s renowned Russian program at Amherst Regional High School, and went on to study the language with the innovative instructors of the Russian program at Cornell University, led by Slava Papierno. She participated in a high-school exchange program in the USSR, taught “business English” to aspiring emigrants in Moscow in the early days of the Russian Federation, and once took the trans-Siberian railroad from Moscow to Beijing. This is her first work of translation.
SARA HOLDREN (she/her) (DIRECTOR) is a director, teacher, and writer-about-theater, originally from the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia. She is the co-founder of the theater company/project Tiltyard, and in 2019-2020, she served as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford. From 2017-2019 she was the theater critic for New York Magazine and Vulture.com. Sara is also the recipient of the 2016-2017 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for her essay “The Revolution Will Not Be Hashtagged.” During the pandemic, she has directed As You Like It at SUNY Purchase and a reading of Erin Shields’s Paradise Lost for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She has also ridden her bike 4,000 miles across the U.S. with her partner, Beau, a writer. Pre-pandemic directing projects include Twelfth Night at Two River Theater; The Merchant of Venice with the Cleveland Play House/CWRU MFA Acting Program; The Winter’s Tale with Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford; Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors with Two River Theater’s A Little Shakespeare program; MIDSUMMER (which she co-adapted from the plays of William Shakespeare) with Tiltyard; Deer and the Lovers by Emily Zemba; The Zero Scenario by Ryan Campbell; and The Master and Margarita, adapted by Edward Kemp from the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov. Sara has also served as the Artistic Director of the Yale Summer Cabaret, where she directed the original production of MIDSUMMER and Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. She is a Drama League Fellow and a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has also taught acting and directing at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of the Performing Arts and at the New School’s MFA Acting program. She holds a BA in Theater from Yale University and an MFA in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She loves E. M. Forster and George Eliot, the Decemberists and David Bowie, bears, bicycles, bandanas, and other things that do and don’t start with B. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with Beau and their cat friends, Henry and Masha (who always wears black).
EMMA DEANE (she/her) (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is an Indigenous lighting designer based out of NYC and a citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. Recent credits include In the Southern Breeze (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre), and Jeremy O. Harris’ YELL: A “DOCUMENTARY” OF MY TIME HERE. Other credits include Reykjavík, Trouble in Mind, shakespeare’s as u like it and Romeo and Juliet (Yale School of Drama); Little Boy/Little Man, Burn Book, The Light Fantastic, This Sweet Affliction, Mud, The Guadalupes, WOLF/ALICE and Camille: A Tearjerker (Yale Cabaret); Tiny Beautiful Things (TheatreSquared); The Adventures of Robin Hood, Pinocchio: A Folk Musical & Fog Island (Filament Theatre); The Amish Project, Still (Interrobang Theatre Project); Hitler on the Roof, Hand in Hand & Nothing of Me (Akvavit Theatre); Scarcity, The Seedbed (Redtwist Theatre); The Woman in Black (Wildclaw); Buddy Cop 2 (Pavement Group); and associate lighting design on Dreaming Zenzile (St. Louis Rep); and The Nutcracker (The House Theater). Additional credits include work with The Fisher Center at Bard, Court Theatre, The Goodman, Albany Park Theater Project, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Shakespeare Academy at Stratford, The Actors Gymnasium, and The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. She holds a MFA in Stage Design from Yale School of Drama. emmadeane.com
Caitlin Smith Rapoport
Caitlin Smith Rapoport A Brooklyn-based lighting designer for theater, opera, dance, live entertainment and architectural projects. Recent New York credits include productions at Theatre Row, Soho Rep. Walkerspace, Ars Nova, The New Ohio Theatre, Judson Church, Columbia University Theatre, and many others. Select US and international projects include work at REDCAT, Yale Repertory Theatre, TheatreSquared, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Stonybrook Opera, Two River Theater: A Little Shakespeare, the Vancouver Fringe Festival, on tour in the US with Nimble Arts Circus, Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, and internationally with Wakka Wakka Theater and Cirkus Xanti. Recent associate design credits include projects for the Park Avenue Armory, and Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway. Caitlin holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. To learn more about Caitlin’s work and upcoming projects visit caitlinsmithrapoport.com.
CHLOE TREAT (CHOREOGRAPHER) Bio coming soon!
Live Music Arranger
DANIEL SCHLOSBERG (LIVE MUSIC ARRANGER) is a Brooklyn-based composer-pianist. Daniel Schlosberg’s music has been performed by the Dover Quartet, Minnesota Orchestra, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Lorelei Ensemble, at venues including Carnegie Hall, (le) poisson rouge, and David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption. Daniel received the Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and two ASCAP Morton Gould Awards. In May 2021, Daniel’s new opera, The Extinctionist, was presented at PS21 Chatham in advance of the world premiere by Heartbeat Opera in 2023. Current projects include composition and music direction for Jeremy O. Harris’s A Boy’s Company Presents, music direction and arrangements for Quando, a short operatic film co-produced by Long Beach Opera and Heartbeat Opera, and associate music direction and arrangements for Anthony Roth Costanzo and Justin Vivian Bond’s Only an Octave Apart at St. Ann’s Warehouse (he will also be performing with the New York Philharmonic when the show is revived in January 2022). As a performer, Daniel has collaborated with Angel Blue, David Shifrin, and the Imani Winds, and was the pianist for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. Daniel is Co-Music Director of Heartbeat Opera, for which is re-orchestrations of classic operas have garnered national acclaim. His work has been described as “richly detailed yet delicate” (New York Times) and “ingenious” (Wall Street Journal). www.danschlosberg.com
JEAN KIM (SCENIC DESIGNER) Bio coming soon!
Fabian Fidel Aguilar
FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR (he/him) (COSTUME DESIGNER) attended Yale School of Drama (MFA) and Boston University (BFA) to pursue theatrical costume design. Credits include Twelfth Night (Two River Theater), Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Max Makes a Million, Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theater), Slow Food (Dorset Theater Festival), Afterglow, Safeword (Midnight Theatricals), Recent Alien Abductions (Play Co.), Mlima’s Tale, In the Heights, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse), ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Team Sunshine, Philadelphia), A View from the Bridge, Seven Spots on the Sun. Set and costumes for The War Boys (NYC), Sotto Voce (Portland Stage), Midsummer, The Moors (Yale Repertory Theater world premier, He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto). In his spare time, Fabian likes to paint watercolors.
KATE MARVIN (she/her) (SOUND DESIGNER) is a Brooklyn based sound designer, composer, and musician. Recent Designs: Twelfth Night (Two River Theater), Wolf Play (Soho Rep), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Northern Stage), The Memory Trade (Handmade Puppet Dreams), Blood Meal (Theater in Quarantine), Wives (Playwrights Horizons), Fidelio (Heartbeat Opera), Queen (Geva Theatre Center), Lifespan of a Fact (Cincinnati Playhouse), Chimpanzee (Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, HERE Arts Center). Kate is an associate artist with Target Margin Theater and Little Lord. She is also composer and editor for the podcast, The Down There. www.katemarvinsound.com
Caroline Eng (she/her) (SOUND DESIGNER) is a sound designer and podcast engineer based in New York. Selected Sound Design credits: The Late Wedding (Brown University/Trinity Rep), The Moors (Greater Boston Stage Company), Measure For Measure (Theatreworks, UCCS), The Broken Machine (American Academy for the Dramatic Arts) Selected Assistant Design credits: Bring Down The House (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Fefu and Her Friends (Theatre For A New Audience) Selected Training: Fordham College At Lincoln Center (NY). Connect at carolineengdesign.com
CARISSA THORLAKSON (she/her/they/them) (WIG DESIGNER) is a New Jersey-based wig and makeup designer. Off-Broadway: Grand Hotel and Little Rock. She has also designed for The Old Globe, A.R.T., McCarter Theatre Center, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Hudson Stage Company, Temple University, Olney Theatre Center, the University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players, The Princeton Festival, and American Repertory Ballet. She has served as a wig and makeup artist at Santa Fe Opera, Sarasota Opera, The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, and Round House Theatre. Carissa also creates custom medical wigs, cosplay wigs, and teaches classes in wigs and makeup. You can find her at cthorwigs.com and @wigician.
NICK LEHANE (he/him) (PUPPET DESIGNER) is a theater maker and puppet artist based in Brooklyn NY. Select original work: Chimpanzee (Premiere: HERE/Dream Music; Touring: The World Puppet Theater Festival in Charleville-Mézières, France, Casteliers in Montreal, The London International Mime Festival at The Barbican Centre); Fly Away (co-created with Derek Fordjour, Petzel Gallery). Select puppet design: PigPen Theatre Co.’s The Tale of Despereaux (Old Globe, Berkeley Rep) and The Phantom Folktales (Virgin Atlantic). Select puppeteer credits: Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store (Times Square Art Alliance) and The Pigeoning (HERE); Petrushka (Giants Are Small, NY Philharmonic, Barbican Centre); Doug Fitch’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro (American Symphony Orchestra, Bard SummerScape); Little Red Fish (NYC Children’s Theater/Puppet Kitchen); Pip’s Island; James Ortiz’s The Little Mermaid; “Lore” (Amazon). Select acting: This Is Our Youth (Broadway); The Old Man and the Old Moon (PigPen); Fidelis (The Public); The Electric Baby (Two River); Set in the Living Room… (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble). Nick studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and received his BFA from The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
EMMA WISEMAN (she/her) (PUPPET DESIGNER) makes puppet shows and other things. She has been a resident artist with Mabou Mines and the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab, and her original and collaborative works of performance have been seen at venues in NYC, Chicago, and New York State. Emma and playwright Emily Zemba recently produced, directed, and starred in a short film adaptation of their office supply puppet piece Out Of Office, which was an official selection of the Chattanooga Film Festival in 2021. Emma served as lead puppeteer for “Animated Life”, a New York Times Op-Doc series created by Sweet Fern Productions, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2016. Emma has toured internationally as a puppeteer with Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning and Nick Lehane’s Chimpanzee, and premiered Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store in New York’s Times Square. emmawiseman.me.
Production Stage Manager
COLT LUEDTKE (he/him) (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER) Off-Broadway: Sunday (Atlantic Theater Company), What the Constitution Means to Me (New York Theatre Workshop), The Visitor (The Public Theater), Harry Townsend’s Last Stand (New York City Center Stage II). Regional: Bliss (5th Avenue Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Paper Mill Playhouse), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline, Twelfth Night (The Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Colt is excited to return to Two River, having spent the 2017-2018 season in the junior staff program (A Raisin in the Sun, The Importance of Being Earnest, El Coqui Espectacular…,The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Dancing at Lughnasa.) Colt is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Assistant Stage Manager
MANDY SCOTT (she/her) (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) is overjoyed to be working at Two River Theater! Broadway: Diana. National Tours: Mean Girls, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, The King and I. Off-Broadway: Audible Theater (Proof Of Love) The New Group (Good for Otto, Peace for Mary Frances, Downtown Race Riot, The Whirligig, The Sensuality Party, and Buried Child). Endless thanks to my family and friends for all the love and support.
Cristina (Cha) Ramos
CRISTINA (CHA) RAMOS (she/ella) (INTIMACY CONSULTANT) is a bilingual, multidisciplinary theatre artist with a metric montón of books, swords, and altars in her NYC apartment. As an artist, Cha is invested in telling underrepresented stories with a focus on the power of movement, and inviting fellow artists into deep self-listening, consensual collaboration, and practiced autonomy. Current projects include: associate intimacy direction for Company and Jagged Little Pill on Broadway, dramaturgy for a new queer adaptation of Anna Karenina, performing with the Vixens en Garde, teaching and developing curriculum with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators, and ongoing workshops of her own original plays Fire Burn Them and Like to the Gods. More info at www.CallMeCha.com.
NEWS & UPDATES
INSIDE THE WORLD OF THREE SISTERS
HEALTH & SAFETY
The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our number one priority. As such, all guests, regardless of age or vaccination status, are required to wear masks while inside the theater building. Exceptions are only made for patrons eating and/or drinking in designated areas, one hour prior to the showtime.
Proof of vaccination will not be required for the run of Three Sisters. In the future, providing proof of vaccination will be determined on a show by show basis.
Two River Theater will follow any forthcoming state mandates related to Covid-19. All requirements are subject to change, allowing us to best prioritize the safety of our audience members, artists, staff and community.