This Halloween we look forward to presenting a series of stage readings of Evening Crane's original plays, read and filmed at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House.
In the wake of COVID lockdowns earlier this year we had to cancel all live performances for 2020. Filming the plays as stage readings in an empty venue afforded us the novel opportunity to revisit the stories as a single body of work, and to foreground their essentials of language, tone, and idea.
Registration for the Halloween event will open here on October 2nd.
~ The Plays ~
I. Enoptromancy, or When We Meet As One
II. Curious Places to Store a Piano
III. Three Mice to Hekla
IV. Four Seasons
V. Caprice of Apples
VI. Agda Turning to Stone
VII. The Spyglass Seven
VIII. Night of Lyrids and Lightning
IX. Etched Glass Decanter X. Malefic Wonder
PLAYWRIGHT / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER
MICHAEL SEEBOLD - is a playwright, director, and producer. He founded The Evening Crane Theatre in 2016, after completing an MA in World Literature, and BAs in Philosophy and English with Valedictorian Honors from NCSU. His first work for the stage, The Spyglass Seven, received the 2012 Arts NC State Creative Artist Award for Playwriting, and has since played Off-Broadway and at the Rochester Fringe Festival (2018). His feature film, Enoptromancy or When We Meet As One, received awards for Best Producer of a Feature Film and Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film, at the 2019 American Filmatic Arts Awards.
ENSEMBLE (in alphabetical order)
BRENT BRUCKNER - is a stage, film, and improv actor. He can be found from Manhattan up through the Hudson Valley performing with the rep company ACME Mystery Co. of the Hudson Valley. He is pleased to return to the Evening Crane, having performed with them many times in the past. Film: Enoptromancy (2019), Agda Turning to Stone (2018), Family, Inc. (2016). www.BrentBruckner.com
KATRINA CLAIRVOYANT - is a Haitian actress, director and playwright originating from Long Island, NY. Katrina is a recent graduate from Adelphi University's BFA Theatre program, and has also spent a great deal of time honing her craft at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and Music. After producing her first play, Our Father, she moved to star in both the play and film version of Enoptromancy, as well as performing in a number of plays under the Afrikan Women Repertory Company, including Vivian Wright's Journey Into Blackness, Imani and All for a Man. Currently, she also stars in the podcast The Gray Area, and will additionally be haunting the radiowaves as The Woman in The Yellow Wallpaper come Halloween night.
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS - roles include The Duke in Measure For Measure (BrooklynOne), and Belize in Angels in America (OpenStage Theater). He's also played such roles as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scottsdale Community College), and the title role in Sardanapalus (Evening Crane Theatre). He's honored to work with The Evening Crane Theatre. Namaste.
EUGENIA FORTEZA - is a French-Argentinean actor, singer, model and blogger based in NYC. She trained at Boyer College of Music (Temple University), Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University), The International Vocal Arts Institute and with Betty Buckley at T. Schreiber Studio. Recent career highlights include the play Four Seasons by Michael Seebold with The Evening Crane Theatre, the comic opera Mother Goose by Felix Jarrar at Dixon Place in NYC and the release of the short film Beautiful Neighbor, Opposite with La Cuarta Productions. Eugenia is the Founder of the popular social media platform, 360° of Opera. She is represented by CPM Talent Management. For more information, please visit www.eugeniaforteza.com and follow Eugenia on social media at @fortezaeugenia & @360ofopera.
ALLY MCQUADE - is a New York based actor from Massachusetts. She trained in acting at the New York Film Academy and continues to explore her craft within the city. Her credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night and Malefic Wonder. Ally is very grateful to be a part of this ensemble working with the Evening Crane Theatre again.
DIANA QUETTI - currently resides in New York City. She studied Theatre Arts at Circle in the Square Theatre School, and previously minored in Theatre at NC State University from 2010-2014. Previous credits include The Heidi Chronicles, Chicago, Uncommon Women & Others and Mary Poppins, along with Heaven & Earth and The Spyglass Seven with The Evening Crane Theatre. Sending so much love to her family.
NOEMI SAROG - is an LA-based actress, VR creator. Her recent film credits include: Save Rosemary series, Enoptromancy, I’m Rich. She has performed on New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off- Broadway stages (Captain Filthy Fred, the musical; Four Seasons; Californian Dream; etc.). Currently she is working on VR theatre experiences with her team. More info: www.romiproductions.com. She is very honored to be part of the production and to have the chance to work with such talented cast and crew! Her mantra is "Share the love, share the knowledge."
LEAH SCHWARTZ - is a New York based actor and stage combat artist. Favorite acting credits include Rosalind (As You Like It), Macduff (Macbeth), Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream), and Fleming (Witch Please). She also recently returned as the fight choreographer for York College's mainstage production of Julius Caesar following her work on their previous season's production of Big Love. Leah is excited to return to the world of radio after making her debut radio performance as Kathleen in WOWW Radio's production of The Dark Corner this past winter.
PATRICK SEEBOLD - is an actor and musician based between New York City and North Carolina. His work is inspired by the pursuit of beauty and understanding. After studying the natural sciences at university, he joined the Evening Crane Theatre for its Fall Cycle (2019) in Manhattan, and for the company's premiere feature film, Enoptromancy, or When We Meet As One. Other favorite stage credits include Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, and Abel in Lord Byron’s Cain.
LENA VANI - is an actress born and raised in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Vani graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.A. in Theater. She continues to grow her career performing in projects spanning throughout the country. Some of her notable credits include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Sava in REFUGEE, and Nellie Bly in Remember Me, Nellie.
REID WATSON - is a New York based actor and musician, hailing from Seattle, WA. He is excited to be working with Evening Crane Theatre once again. He was last seen performing in Evening Crane’s Four Seasons, as well as Malefic Wonder. He is elated to be working with such a wonderful group of theatre artists.
WERONIKA HELENA WOZNIAK - is a NYC-based actress and dancer originally from Poznań, Poland. She is an on stage and film performer in New York. Recent productions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Seeing Place), Southern Comfort (Primitive Grace), The Jewish Question (Baruch Performing Arts Center) and numerous plays by The Evening Crane Theatre. She appeared in Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner 2016 and is a graduate of the Conservatory Program at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City where she studied Method Acting with Irma Sandrey, Robert Ellermann, Lola Cohen, and Geoffrey Horne. She's overjoyed to be a part of her first Evening Crane film production.
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