Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Other
by Don Nigro

The Girlhood of Shakespear's Heroines consists of five monologues uniting to create one interconnected piece, much as Shakespeare's five acts create one play. In these five monologues, Don Nigro allows five young women, characters from Shakespeare's plays or significantly influenced by those same characters, to discuss as never before their views on love, life, sex and theatre.

Each eloquent speech illuminates the others while remaining distinctly its own. The ideas flow forth with a sense of urgency, eliminating preconceptions and pleading to be heard; as Don Nigro says, "The greatest act of love is to pay attention."
Open:   07/13/05
Close:   07/24/05

Wednesday to Sunday, 8 pm
Theater:   Looking Glass Theatre
Address:   422 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors, Group rates (6 or more)available
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Jessie Coleman Ophelia
Jessie comes to this production with great enthusiam. After focusing the last few years on film and televison, she couldn't be happier that her return to the stage is with such a wonderful and welcoming cast. Jessie has a degree in dance and has studied at Circle in the Square Theatre school as well as The Australian Institute of Dramatic Arts.

Kelli Bragdon is excited to be performing as one of Shakespeare's Heroines, especially since it meant working with such an amazing group of women. Recent credits include: Maguerite Gautier in Camino Real, Rosencrantz in Hamlet, and Professor Willard in Our Town (all at the Schimmel Center), Eye in the Gas Heart (Schaeberle Studio), and First Witch in Macbeth, and Fabian in Twelfth Night (Rahway Shakespeare Company). Kelli is a recent graduate of Pace University with a BFA in Acting.
Sarah Antalek Bonnie
A recent Pace University graduate with a BFA in Acting and an avid Shakespeare lover, Sarah Antalek is overjoyed to be performing with such talented women in this production of The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Heroines. Recent credits include the roles of Martha Dobie in The Children's Hour (Schaeberle Studio), Lady Mulligan in Camino Real (Schimmel Theatre) and Neck in The Gas Heart (Schaeberle Studio).
Raquel Florim Mariana
Raquel is excited to see this production come to life. As producer, artistic director, and cast member, she has found plenty to keep her busy. She is proud to share the stage with a cast of admirable actors and steadfast friends. As Artistic Director of Urban Enchantment, she hopes that these collaborations will continue in the future. Her recent credits include Lady Anne in Richard III (Kraine Theatre), Emily Webb in Our Town (Schimmel Center), and Laura in The Glass Menagerie (Schaeberle Studio). Raquel is a recent graduate from Pace University with a B.F.A. in Acting.
  James Bedell is the resident lighting designer here at the Looking Glass Theatre. Some past credits here include, The Fall, Melancholia/Dis-Ease, Ark, The Snow Queen. This forum marks James' third and he is proud to be supporting young directors and playwrights in this festival. When not working at the Looking Glass, James is a free lance lighting designer based here in NYC. Some recent credits include: Morals and Values Festival (the Brick theater), Chantecler (Adhesive Theatre), Perfect Ganesh (Pace U.), Exile from the Party (Mulberry Street Theatre), Falling Petals (Pace U.), The Fall Collection (LaTea Theatre).