8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
by William Shakespeare
August 26 - September 10, 2011
Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm
Sunday at 1 pm
Additional performances on:
Sunday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8 pm
Saturday, Sept. 10 at 2:30 pm
Tickets: $ 40
Adapted & Directed by Ronald Mangravite*
Set Designer: Ronald Mangravite*
Lighting Designer: Kris Cardenas
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Set Construction: Thomas Badey
Assistant Stage Managers: Kelbi-Caitlin Carrig
Ruben Diaz, Gabbi Diez+, Katherin Reyes+
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office & House Manager: Juan Sanchez
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Dr. Norman Gorback: Photography (lobby display)
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz
Music Directors: Robert Alter, Christina Groom
Set Construction: Thomas Badey
HENRY V - Sipiwe Moyo*
CHORUS/EXETER - Ronald Mangravite*
WESTMORELAND/BOURBON/WILLIAMS/LE FER - Robert Alter+
QUICKLY/MONTJOY/GOVERNOR/FRENCH SOLDIER/BATES/QUEEN - Merry Jo Cortada
PISTOL/ALICE/SCROOP/BRITISH SOLDIER - Tara Vodihn*
GOWER/CHARLES V/KING OF FRANCE/ORLEANS/CANTERBURY - Scott Douglas Wilson
FLUELLEN/CONSTABLE/DUKE OF BURGANDY/BARDOLPH/ELY - Charles Sothers
KATHERINE/NYM/EARL OF CAMBRIDGE/DAUPHIN/ENGLISH SOLDIER - Christina Groom
BOY - Jordy Diaz+
* member of Actors' Equity Association
+ members of the New Theatre Apprentice Program
Henry V, the final play about the reigning family crown, chronicles King Henry V's war with France over land and titles.
Sipiwe Moyo (Henry V) is pleased to be in her first New Theatre production. She earned her B.F.A from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, and The University of the Witwaterstrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Recently, she performed a reading of her original one-person play My Friend Nina at the Adrienne Arsht Center. he's been seen regionally in Metamorphoses at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, The Overwhelming at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival and Off-Broadway in The Classical Theatre of Harlem's Trojan Women and Prometheus Bound at Classic Stage Company. Sipiwe is a member of Big Apple Playback Theatre Company. She would like to thank New Theatre for this amazing opportunity, her family for their unending support, and the most honorable Leeroy for his love.
Ronald Mangravite (Chorus/Exeter, Director, Adapter, Fight Director, Set Designer) has enjoyed a long and lively theatrical career, particularly with Shakespeare (47 productions of 27 of the plays as director, fight director or actor). Henry V is Ron's first directorial project with the New Theatre; last season he appeared as the scheming villain Antonio in The Tempest. Notable past acting work includes Edmund to Maxim Mazumdar's King Lear (Off Broadway), and Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (Marin and NJ Shakespeare Festivals). Directing credits include Hamlet in Los Angeles, A Midsummer Night's Dream in Berkeley and Measure for Measure in Detroit. Ron was the fight director for numerous major productions including Richard III (with Michael Moriarity) at Lincoln Center, Henry IV Part One at the Folger Theatre in Washington D.C. and fight assistant for Trevor Nunn's cycle of the Roman plays (with John Wood, Patrick Stewart and Corin Redgrave) for the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. He was Joseph Papp's fight director for several productions with the N.Y. Public Theatre and taught at many major theatre and film programs, including the Juilliard School and Carnegie-Mellon University. He holds an MFA from UCLA's film program, and a BA with High Honors in dramatic art from the University of California Berkeley and also took the one year post grad course in classical acting at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. Thanks to Ricky and Eileen for their vision and leadership, to our talented and resourceful cast and staff and, most especially, to Sandra, Bianca and Francesca for their love and support.
Robert Alter (Westmoreland/Bourbon/Williams/ Le Fer) is honored to be
making his professional theatre debut on the New Theatre stage. His
first experience with theatre performance was his remarkable portrayal
of the donkey at age 9 in the manger scene depicting the birth of Christ.
He has since reached more reputable levels of performance, working off
and on stage at Florida International University Theater, as well as
writing and performing the musical score for Sam Sheppard's A Lie of the
Mind. Robert looks forward to a long and fulfilling career in the theatre and is grateful for the opportunity to inform and entertain.
Merry Jo Cortada (Quickly/Montjoy/Governor/French Soldier/Bates/Queen) began in South Florida theatre as a member of New Theatre's original company of players and is thrilled to be back after a 25 year absence. Since then, she has been performing as a dancer, singer, actress, and voiceover artist up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Some of her recent theatre work includes, The Killing Of Sister George (Rising Action Theatre), Steel Magnolias (Broward Stage Door), Twelfth Night (SoBe Institute of the Arts) and Chapter Two (Boca Raton Theatre Guild). Merry Jo has been blessed with 2 original works written for her and premiered in South Florida: Mexico City by David Leddick, based on a true story, and 1000 Homosexuals by Michael Yawney, the story of Anita Bryant's campaign to repeal gay rights. Merry Jo is very proud to be a founding member and past President of The Women's Theatre Project.
Tara Vodihn (Pistol/Alice/Scroop/British Soldier) couldn't be happier to be back at New Theatre playing yet another role she never would have thought possible. Other favorite roles at New Theatre have been The Reader in Far East, (Carbonell Nomination, Best Supporting Actress) Juliette in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda, (Carbonell Nomination, Best Actress) and Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello. When she's not onstage, she can be found in her voice over studio. For more info, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks to Joe, Susan, Breezy, and her wonderful husband Fred.
Scott Douglas Wilson (Gower/Charles V/King of France/Orleans/Canterbury) is thrilled to be working once again with the tremendous talents at New Theatre! Most recently he appeared in Infinite Abyss' critically acclaimed production of The Pillowman. Further South Florida credits include Billboard (State Theatre Project), Fizz (New Theatre), Channeling Kevin Spacey (Broward Center), & Angel Eaters (Infinite Abyss). Scott holds an MFA in Acting from the Ohio State University, and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at New World School of the Arts and Barry University. He wishes to thank Ron, Ricky, Eileen, Juan, the entire cast and crew for their energy and creativity, as well as Lev & Natalya, and the beautiful Dr. Melomed! www.scottdouglaswilson.com
Charles Sothers (Fluellen/Constable/Duke of Burgandy/Bardolph/Ely) is delighted to return to New Theatre after making his debut with A Streetcar Named Desire this past season. Some past shows include Damn Yankees (Rocky), [title of show] (Hunter), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), West Side Story (Bernardo), The Zoo Story (Peter), King Lear (Duke of Albany) and Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Bottle Dancer). Other works include performances for the Florida Grand Opera, voice over work and children's musical fairytales with Roxy Productions.
Christina Groom (Katherine/Nym/Earl Of Cambridge/Dauphin/English Soldier) is delighted to be making her debut at New Theatre in this production of Henry V. She was last seen as Nola Hollister in Angel Eaters, and other recent performances include Squeaky Fromme in Assassins and Flora Meszaros in Flora, The Red Menace. She will be returning to Laffing Matterz in the fall. She would like to thank everyone here at New Theatre for making this such a wonderful experience, Tony, Fizzy, and the rest of her family for all their support, and to wish a very happy 50th Anniversary to the amazing Amy and Steve!
Jordy Diaz (Boy) is thrilled to be making his New Theatre debut in this wonderful Shakespearean piece. Previous credits include Seussical the Musical (Jojo), Damn Yankees, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Dr. Bradly), The Little Mermaid (Prince), Alice in Wonderland (White Rabbit), Sweet Charity, Grease (Doody), Smile (Freddy), and I Hate Shakespeare! (Richard III / MacDuff). Blessed with this wonderful opportunity to perform among professionals, he would like to thank his teachers, Jack & Mom, as well as his family and friends for all their love and support. Additionally, he'd like to thank the cast, crew, and staff here at New Theatre for welcoming him into his first professional performance.
Jerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) is grateful for this first opportunity to work
with New Theatre and this great staff, cast and crew. A man of many theatrical talents, he has directed several South Florida shows: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed..., The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, and Rumors. As Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts, Jerry oversaw the Midwest Premiers of Stephen Schwartz's Rags and Children of Eden and the World Premiere of the eventual Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. As an actor, Jerry's appeared in over 60 shows, most recently: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), Abie's Irish Rose (Tamarac), Bent and The Sisters Rosensweig (Rising Action), and Zoo Story (Edge).