Genre: Comedy, Drama
by Kate Marks, Directed by Dana Dobreva

Coming up with the Trojan Horse worked out pretty well for Odysseus. Except it all just went downhill from there...
As a single man carrying the weight of the world, Athena's most clever student has to pass through all the trials of the great in order to redeem himself.
But Kate Marks' imaginative adaptation makes it as entertaining for us as it is grueling for Homer's tragic hero.
Who said Tiresias couldn't be an old queen spinning her disco ball in the Underworld?
The Cyclops a spoiled brat screaming for his punk Daddy Poseidon?
Circe a feminist Toulouse-Lautrec grand dame who whips her adoring pigs into submission?
Full of wonder, magic, and silly jokes, this acrobatic whirlwind of a journey reminds us all of our daily battle with the elements and endless dance with fate.  
Did you love The Red Curtain movies of Baz Lurhmann? Want to be immersed in your theatre experience?
Then this is a show you don't want to miss!
Open:   12/09/10
Close:   12/19/10

12/9 @8pm, 12/10 @8pm
12/11 @8pm, 12/12 @2pm
12/16 @8pm, 12/17 @8pm
12/18 @8pm, 12/19 @2pm
Theater:   Wings Theatre
Address:   154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
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Closest subway: 1, 9 to Christopher Street, west on Christopher Street several blocks to theatre

Cost:$20 Regular, $15 Student (with valid ID)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Wings Theatre Box Office at 212-627-2961
Company: Zephyer Rep

Matt Carpenter (Odysseus) is a New York based actor and a native of the great state of Oklahoma. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Oklahoma and moved to NYC four years ago to live the dream. Matt recently competed on the NBC Grease Reality Show "You're the One that I Want!" as a potential Danny Zuko for the Broadway revival. Matt has worked in everything from soap operas, plays, films, pilots, commercials, and national tours including 4 years of summer stock in different states. He is a proud member of AFTRA and is so excited to make his Wings/Zephyer Rep debut! Thanks to Dana Dobreva and an amazing cast of Warriors.

Brigitte Choura (Athena/Penelope) is a graduate of Muhlenberg College. She most recently finished working on the independent feature film, Chasing Home. She has performed at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Litmus, New York's Looking Glass Theatre in Ampersand: A Romeo and Juliet Story, and has developed readings of new plays at The New School and the 4th Street Theatre. She also toured with Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company in their productions of The Velveteen Rabbit and Scheherazade.

Jenné (Cassandra/Sol) is delighted to be working on her first production with Zephyer Rep and Dana Dobreva. Since moving to the Big Apple after graduating with a BFA in Theatre from Boston University, she's been blessed with work in commercials, film, a television pilot, and theatre. Highlights of this first year in New York include acting under the direction of George Faison, portraying Disney's first black princess, Princess Tiana, of "The Princess and the Frog" in a live show at The Roseland Ballroom, and playing the Lead Role in Zakiyyah Alexander's The Etymology of Bird directed by Jade King Carroll, as part of the City Parks Summer Stage 2010 Season. When not on stage, Jenné has kept busy acting in awesome short films and commercials, as well as continuing acting classes. She's had the great pleasure of working with talented directors and actors, and hopes to take her success to the next level in year two as a New York actress.

Akua Doku (Tiresias/Aspen) is an actress and poet who has trained at The Looking Glass Theatre and The Magnet Theater along with acting coachs Jagger Kaye and Tom Grail. Akua has worked on several short films and theatrical plays which include "Arrested", "Life is Short Wear Your Party Pants", and "Life is Short, Cherish Every Moment."

David Patterson Green (Dime/Pig Joe) is a graduate of the George Washington University. He studied at NTI at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Favorite past roles include, but are not limited to, Romeo in Macbeth I mean Romeo and Juliet, Homer in Tadd Gero's Birds of Paradise, and Titinius in Julius Caesar. His favorite play is "Three Sisters" and he wants to learn karate. DavdPattersonG@gmail.com

Sergio (Tan) is a graduate of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Recent Off-Off Broadway credits include The MetamorphosisAbsurditiesVarianceWay to Heaven

Matthew Dalton Lynch (Polyphemus/Nettle) was born in Louisville, Kentucky and discovered his interest in theatre at an early age. His first principle role was “Kurt” in The Sound of Music at the ripe old age of twelve. His theatrical training continued until his graduation from the Stella Adler Studio’s full time Conservatory. Favorite credits include Edward Albee’sThe Zoo Story, Spalding Gray’s Gray’s Anatomy, The Dangers of Tobacco, a one man one act by Chekhov, and Angels in America: Perestroika. He was previously seen in MCTC’s productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Snout/Wall and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing.

Teddy Lytle (Prontis) recently moved to New York and has had the honor to appear in Ampersand: A Romeo & Juliet Story at the Looking Glass Theatre and Theatre du Grand Guignol at The Secret Theatre. Teddy attended Muhlenberg College where he received a B.A. in Theater and Music. Favorite roles include Wallace in Angel City, and the Man in The Possibilities. After graduating he went on to become an Advanced Actor Combatant in the S.A.F.D. and has since begun pursuing fight choreography. He thanks his wonderful family, Henry Ravelo and Michael Chin for their love and support. He looks forward to the journey and could not ask for better fellow adventurers.

Chris Pappas (Perri/Pig Frank/Tantalus) is originally from Little Rock, AR and is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Favorite past shows include Sweeney ToddMacbeth, and To Kill a Mockingbird. A special thanks to the Actors Movement Studio in NYC, and his very patient and understanding roommates. 

Tamar's (Calypso/Sera) NY credits include: Turkey Day at the Strawberry Festival, for which Tamar was honored with the festival’s best actress award, Independence (2nd Studio Productions), Four Quarters (Frigid Festival), Café Sutainable(440 Studios), Dina & Alba, Timber, Missed Exit, Street Theater (Turtle Shell Productions), Harry The Dirty Dog(Manhattan Children’s Theatre), The Witches (Red Door Theater Company), Touch Me (Center Stage), and The Crucible(Circle in the Square PW). On screen, Tamar can be seen as Lucy Blair in ‘Thinly Veiled’ (thinlyveiledmovie.com), as Elizabeth in ‘Sarina’s Song’ (sarinassong.com), as Marguerite in ‘Le Court’, which won the Audience Choice Award of this past year’s NY 48hour Film Festival, and in the current season of ‘Celebrity Ghost Stories’ of the Biography Channel. Tamar is a graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School, currently studies with John Anthony and is a proud member of ‘The Second Studio’. Thank you Dana for allowing me to indulge my inner child and thank you Sollie for being the wonderful & generous you. For more info – tamarpelzig.com

Jessica Seley (Circe/Sip) is happy to be involved in her first Zephyer Rep production with such a wonderful cast and crew. She'd like to thank all her friends and family and those who've helped her along the way for their support, love, and insight. Past theatre credits include Woman As Mother; Sex, Relationships, and Sometimes Love; Blatant; Lysistrata; and the film The Track Meet which recently played at the Williamsburg Film Festival. Jessica trained at NYU in Meisner, Viewpoints, experimental movement work, and screen acting. Love.

Elena Skopetos (Periwinkle) is currently pursuing her BA in Theatre Performance at Marymount Manhattan College. This is her second production with Zephyer Rep, she was previously Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet. Past credits include Rent(Phoenix Productions), Pippin, and Clue. She would like to thank Dana along with everyone at Zephyer/Wings for this wonderful opportunity. Special thanks to her friends and family for all their love and support.

Biniam Tekola (Antis/Sisyphus) recently portrayed the Reverend Barker in the Invisible Company's production of The Central Park Plays and his favorite past roles include Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream, D/Dionysis in Polaroid Stories, Rasta in Soul Notes, Nobel in Mum's the Word, DJ K-Billy in Reservoir Dogs, and Arlecchino in The Son of Arlecchino (Dir. Leon Katz)He has studied theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill and at the Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory in Smolyan, Bulgaria, as well as continuing his actor training with Director and Professor Bill Balzac. Lastly, Biniam just cannot help but thank Dana, Zephyer Rep, his fellow sailors, and all involved with the production. Biniam is basically just happy to be doing what he loves.

Roger Yeh (Lochus) is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, he studied at the Meisner Studio with Vicki Hart, the Classical Studio with Louis Scheeder and Daniel Specter, as well as the Experimental Theater Wing. Thanks to the awesome cast, his family, team Luedtke, Taylor, and Richie.

Yokko (Poseidon/Charybdis) is a second year student at the Pace University pursuing an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Her favorite roles intrude: Tiresias from Antigone, Helen from Helen, Bonnie from Hurley Burly and Roberta from Danny and the Deep blue sea. She is now working on Lina from The Three days of Rain (ASDS Scene Festival at Pace) opening this December. She is very happy and excited to be working with our director Dana! Also, she wants to say thank you to all the cast member and crew! This is her debut at the Wings Theatre! Enjoy the show!!

Kate Marks’ (Playwright) plays include  Bird House  (KNF), A Chicken Goes to Broadway (The Potluck in 2008 Samuel French Off-off Broadway One Act Festival), I-95 South (American Living Room Series at HERE), Flyers and Other Tales (Heels Hit First Productions in the Midtown International Festival and The Looking Glass Forum),  Ark  (The Looking Glass Theatre), Odyssey (The Baracken Theatre in Germany and The Looking Glass Theatre). Kate is currently making films at CalArts where she is pursuing an MFA in the film-directing program. www.katemarks.net

Dana Dobreva (Director) is a resident director at Zephyer Rep. Credits include: Machinal, Bird House, Buried, Arrested, Polaroid Stories, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Butterfly, and two original musicals: Soul Notes and Puppets and Shadows. Dana has studied Balinese shadow puppetry, masked-dance drama, Dervish dancing, Cham mysteries, Commedia dell’Arte, and Beijing opera as part of the Rhodopi International Theatre Laboratory. She has also taught theater in Namibia and researched Afro-Brazilian dances and tango in South America.

Chie Morita (Assistant Director/Choreographer) is thrilled to be a part of her third production with the Wings Theatre and Zephyer Rep. A recent graduate of Northern Arizona University, she is delighted to be putting her degree to use and doing what she loves. Most recently, she assistant directed Trailer Trash and The Downside Risk here at Wings and serves as a producer for Zephyer Rep. Last year, she proudly produced The Circus Project at Northern Arizona University, a one-act movement piece, for which she served as writer, designer, director, and choreographer. She is having an amazing time in New York and can't wait to take on more challenging creative endeavors! 

Emily Rolston (Production Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College with a BA in Theatre Arts. She has stage managed ten shows with Zephyer Rep. Previously, Emily has worked as a stage manager/assistant stage manager for the Gifford Family Theatre, Boomerang Theatre Company, and Wingspan Arts.

Janie Bullard (Sound Design): Recent Designs: Keep Your Baggage With You (Theatre for a New City), Nighttime Traffic(NYMF), underneathmybed (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Twelfth Night (Sonnet Repertory Company), The Last Five Years (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow, Around the World in 80 Days (Triad Stage) Peter Pan, Candide, Broadway By The Year (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Flyin’ West (The Clarence Brown Theatre), Suddenly Last Summer (The Actor’s Express, Atlanta), The Santaland Diaries, Dracula (Upstage Cabaret at Triad Stage), Oliver! (Playmakers Repertory Company). Janie received her MFA in Sound Design from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

Katherine Akiko Day (Costume Design) has a B.A. in Art History and Film Studies from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Stage Design from the Yale School of Drama where she was the recipient of the Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship in Design. At Dartmouth, she received the George Schoenhut Service Award for excellence in theater and the Adelert Ames Fine Arts Award for excellence in the study of Art History. Her most recent designs include costumes for The Master Builder and the set for The Servant of Two Masters at The Yale Repertory Theater.

Dylan Uremovich (Lighting Design) is a recent graduate of Northern Arizona University with a degree in Theatre. His most recent lighting design credits include As You Like It with the Brelby Theatre Company in Phoenix, AZ and Laughing Stock with Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff, AZ. He is currently a NYC based designer, electrician, technical director, stage manager, actor, juggler, dancer (terrible 80s music only), and co-writer of the long-anticipated Fat Kid: The Musical, due sometime before the turn of the millennium. He hopes you enjoy the show.