ANAIS NIN GOES TO HELL

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Lesbian+Gay, Festival
written by David Stallings; directed by Cristina Alicea.

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce the world premiere production of ANAïS NIN GOES TO HELL, directed by Cristina Alicea. ANAïS NIN GOES TO HELL will play a limited engagement as part of the 11th annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC at The Connelly Theater (Venue # 17; 220 East 4th Street-between Avenue A & Avenue B). Performances begin August 8th and continue through August 24th.

Imagine an island in hell where Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and Queen Victoria...wait for their men. What happens when women's lib icon ANAïS Nin arrives to turn their afterlife upside down?
About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org

Open:   08/08/08
Close:   08/24/08

Schedule:
Friday, August 8th at 9:45 pm
Sunday, August 10th at 9:30 pm
Sunday, August 17th at 7:15 pm
Thursday, August 21st at 5:15 pm
Sunday, August 24th at 2:45 pm
Theater:   Connelly Theater
Address:   220 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
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Closest subway: 6 to Astor Place. Walk south to 4th Street, east to theatre

Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Senior Citizens
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Works         Official Web Site: www.mtworks.org
  Kristina Kohl has a BFA in Acting, College of Santa Fe, 2000. Two time recipient of the Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Scholarship Award. Favorite roles include Cindy Hall (Arpeggio); Constanza (Amadeus); Sabina (The Skin of Our Teeth); Helena (Midsummer Night's Dream); Nina (The Notebook of Trigorin, west coast premiere); Miranda (The Tempest); Mary Magdalene (Jesus Christ Superstar); and Polly (The Three Penny Opera). Kristina previously appeared with MTWorks in their workshop reading of Folie a Deux and Deceiving Chance.

Makkedah Miller (Lillie Mae): is a sixteen year old soon to be junior and attends Orange High school.She enjoys acting, singing, dancing, reading, writing, drawing, and hopes to be a performer on Broadway, a singer, an actress, or a director/choreographer.

Her previous productions include Scrooge, where she played Belle, The laundress, and Harriet Cratchet. She sings in her church choir, and is a liturgical dancer in her church as well. She has performed with Ms. Tosha Brown, with her dance class in school, and plans to try out for American Idol on the Nineteenth of August. "Life is what you make it. As my daddy always says, if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything, so just make sure you're standing up for what you hope to accomplish in your future!"

Shelly Feldman Ana�s Nin
Shelly Feldman is an Israeli-born actress.
 After graduating from Israel's leading acting school, the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, she joined the Haifa Theater - one of the country's top repertory theaters at the time, where she played in many classical and contemporary plays and also led the Theater's comic improvisation show. Along with her theatrical work, Shelly embarked on a successful film and Television career. 
While working as a theater and screen actress, Shelly became the Managing Director of the Israeli SAG. Her position in the organization enabled her to create a program in which children in underprivileged neighborhoods received free acting classes and attended theater and cinema shows for free; believing that culture deserves to get as much attention as politics, if not more... 
Shelly moved to NYC at the end of 2004 "with a suitcase and a hubby". She acted in Dean/Don, a one act play she co-wrote with her husband Yuval, as part of the Ensemble Studio Theater's "Octoberfest". Shelly has several other New York credits, including the Off-Broadway production of DAI (u/s). She is a recipient of the Best Leading Actress Award at the Israeli Short Film Festival.
Jeremy King Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas
(Lord Aldred "Bosie" Douglas) Jeremy graduated from Marymount Manhattan College's Theatre Arts program in 2006 and has been lucky to appear in various performances in New York City and around the country. He's most recently been seen on the New York stage in GroundUP's production of Baby with the Bathwater (Young Man) and in The Collective Company's all-male production of Romeo and Juliette (Juliette). Other credits include the national tour of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Two Beans/TheatreworksUSA) and Libertine's short film for MTV/Target.

Madalyn Mckay Queen Victoria

Madalyn was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon.   She fell in love with being in the spotlight and being on stage when at the age of seven the famous comedian Red Skelton made her a part of his dinner show one night at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas.  Since moving to New York her theater credits have included: Choreography of Cyn and Marta (Cyn), A Perfect Wedding (Daphne). Anais' Nin Goes to Hell (Queen Victoria), Save The Goondocks (Mama Fratelli) Winner Best Ensemble at the New York Fringe Festival , Metamorphosis (Mrs. Samsa), Blues for Mister Charlie (Hazel) and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (The Player).  Film credits include: Taffy Was Born (Aunt Min - Lead), Morgan (Peg Oliver - Supporting), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehena (Soccer Announcer), P.S. I Love You (Maid of Honor) and the upcoming Public Hearing (Janet Weaver Supporting).  Her Television appearences have included Damages (Ponzi Scheme Victim) and the HBO Series Boardwalk Empire.  She has also entered the world of new media by appearing on the webseries The Whitest Kids U'Know (Mrs. Huggins).   She is a proud member of A.F.T.R.A. & SAG.  Twitter:@Madalyn.

Colleen Piquette Joan of Arc
Colleen has been with "Anaïs Nin" since it's inception and is excited to be watching it grow to fruition. Past credits include: Audrey in As You Like It with the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; Hermia in Midsummer & Katharine in Henry V with ShakespeareLIVE!; Myrrhine in Lysistrata which played at the Mainzerkammerspiele in Germany; and readings of new works at Playwrights Horizons, Pan-Asian Repertory Theater, & Womens' Project. Colleen studied at RADA & is a graduate of NYU: TISCH School of the Arts.
Marnie Schulenburg Andromeda
Off Broadway: The Yellow Wood, (NYMF 07).Off-off Broadway/Regional: The Minervae (The Loud-Mouthed Miscontents), Angel Eaters (Flux Theatre Ensemble), The Dream Project (Flux Theatre Ensemble), As You Like It (Celia), The Merchant Of Venice (The Messanger), Henry IV-Part One ( Lady Mortimer).TV/Film: Currently Alison Stewart (As The World Turns). Annabeth Mills (Canterbury's Law) and The Waitress (Made For Each Other).

Aly Wirth Heloise
Aly moved to NYC in 1999 from the ‘burbs' of Atlanta, GA. Since then she has been seen in several regional productions, including Peter Pan (Theatreworks USA), Three Days of Rain (Queens Theatre in the Park), Hair (Gallery Players), and A Broken Christmas Carol (Broken Watch Theatre). She recently starred as Jo in Cody Daigle's Providence (MTWorks), and has also been lucky enough to participate in the reading of MTWorks' Anais Nin Goes To Hell. Aly has recently been seen in the NYC music circuit with her band "i like orange", and is also a proud performer, director, and co-producer for Cocktail 6 Theatre Company