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Fable

Book by Harrison Kaufman; Music and Lyrics by Christopher Anselmo

Fable

at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre  [map]

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Write your own story.

It's graduation time. When a mysterious classmate crashes their last epic night of celebration, a group of childhood friends is forced to confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other. Will their friendships survive the night? With an imaginative score and dynamic characters, FABLE captures the moments when we are forced to change whether we like it or not. Watch what happens when the stories we were told as kids are revealed for the fictions they truly are.

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

Harrison Kaufman (Book)

Harrison Kaufman is currently an undergraduate in the B.F.A. Drama program at New York University, studying Performance in the Playwrights Horizons Theater School. There, he has been involved with a number of festivals as a writer and actor (most recently, 440 Psychosis, the Playwrights Collective Reading Series, and Tisch New Theatre). He has also worked with The Dixon Place, Fresh Ground Pepper, and Sanguine Theater Co. Harrison is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.



Christopher Anselmo (Music/Lyrics)

Christopher Anselmo is currently an undergraduate in the B.A. Theatre program, as well as the Music Theatre Certificate program, at Northwestern University. There, he is on the creative team for the annual Waa-Mu Show and has premiered many original musicals on campus. He was the youngest composer chosen to participate in the 2013 NYMF Musical Theatre Songwriting Workshop led by Anna K. Jacobs and Andrew Lippa. Member of ASCAP and Dramatists Guild.



Michael Luwoye

Michael Luwoye (Richie)

Theater: Witness Uganda, A.R.T; Once on This Island, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Three Musketeers, Flat Rock Playhouse; Hair, Saint Joan, Moby Dick, Big River, Chicago, Side Man, Othello, Show Boat, University of Alabama. B.A. from The University of Alabama.



Madison Micucci

Madison Micucci (Amelia)

Madison Micucci graduated from the University of Michigan last May with a BFA in musical theater. As a newcomer to the New York theater scene, she is thrilled to be a part of FABLE and grateful for the chance to work on brand new material. Thanks so much to everyone involved!



Marissa O’Donnell

Marissa O’Donnell (Emmy)

Marissa O’Donnell is excited to return to NYMF after last year's Mint'd: Inheritance. Credits include Teen Fiona in Broadway’s Shrek The Musical and Tara in Bruce Beresford’s film Peace, Love & Misunderstanding; readings We Are The Tigers, Stupid Hope, and First Love; and concerts The Rehearsal Room (Urban Stages) and Darling (54 Below). http://www.marissa-odonnell.com



Gerianne Pérez

Gerianne Pérez (Chelsea)

Gerianne Pérez is a graduate of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, she studied at CAP21 and Stonestreet Studios. Gerianne was most recently seen in We are the Tigers-Reading (Eva), Bubble Boy (Chloe), and the award-winning NYMF production of Volleygirls (Marisol). She is so excited to be back with NYMF for a second year and would like to thank Jen, Christopher, Harrison, and the entire cast and crew for their inspiration and guidance. Much love to her wonderful family and friends, without whom this would not be possible.



Dan Rosales

Dan Rosales (John)

Dan Rosales is so stoked to make his NYMF debut with FABLE! Dan just returned from entertaining audiences on the high seas and is happy to be on solid ground. BFA - The Boston Conservatory. Endless thanks to the FABLE team, his loving family & friends and the awesome team at BRS/Gage.



Alex Walton

Alex Walton (Tucker)

Alex Walton is so excited to be making his New York stage debut with this NYMF production! He graduated from Point Park University in 2013 with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre and St. Vincent Summer Theatre. Thanks to WTG, Josh Schiowitz, and his incredible family.



Jen Wineman (Director/Choreographer)

Recent credits include the world premiere of Bubble Boy (American Theater Group); the Off Broadway production of F#%king Up Everything (Off Broadway Alliance Best New Musical Nomination); the world premiere of The King’s Whore (Walkerspace); Donald Margulies’ Shipwrecked! (Triad Stage); and Roller Disco The Musical (A.R.T.’s OBERON), which she co-wrote with Sam Forman and Eli Bolin. Upcoming: Charise Castro Smith’s new play The Huncback of Seville (Washington Ensemble Theatre) and The 39 Steps (Triad Stage) M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. www.jenwineman.com



Karen Dyrer (Musical Director)

Karen Dyrer is a pianist, singer/songwriter and musical director. Karen has served as musical director or assistant musical director on 5 Off Broadway shows including Power Balladz where she herself was a "rock star" and assistant musical director on 3 Broadway National tours, including Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Karen also is a vocal coach at NYU and Liz Caplan Vocal Studios. Check out her original music on CD baby and iTunes! Thanks Jen Wineman!!



Asher Denburg (Orchestrator)

Asher Denburg is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, arranger/orchestrator, and music director. An undergraduate at Berklee College of Music, he’s programmed and played keyboards for countless shows around the Greater Boston area. Notably, he served as assistant musical director and piano/conductor for the Delaware premiere of Next to Normal. Asher is thrilled to be making his professional writing debut with FABLE!



Deb O (Scenic Design)

Some of her designs include: F#%king Up Everything (Elektra, NY), Bubble Boy (Hamilton stage, NJ), Rite Of Spring (Kimmel Center, PA), Ubu Sings Ubu (Abrons,NY), 5 Days In March, Heaven On Earth, (Witness Relocation, La Mama) The Seagull, Ivanov, Platonov, Uncle Vanya (Lake Lucille, NY), The Nature of Captivity (Mabou Mines, PS 122), The Savannah Disputation (Old Globe, CA), The Greeks (Julliard), Expatriate (New Musical, Culture Project, NY), Salsalandia (La Jolla Playhouse, CA), The Lacy Project (Premiere Yale, Ohio Theatre, NY), Jihad the Musical (Edinburgh Festival), The Mistakes Madeline Made (Yale Rep). Up and coming shows: Light: A Dark Comedy (New Victory, NY), Magical History Tour (in the Hudson on a ship, NY), and Seagull, a documentary at Lake Lucille. She received her MFA from Yale and teaches design at NYU/PHTS. and Brown University MFA Directing Program. www.debodesignstudio.com



Elizabeth Barrett Groth (Costume Design)

Elizabeth Barrett Groth is a costume, set, and puppet designer, and an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Resident Designer with Studio 42. Recent Work: Bubble Boy (American Theater Group); Pocahontas and/or America (The Bushwick Starr, 2013 Henry Hewes Award nominee Best Set and Costume Design); Trevor (TftNC); Collaborator and Costume Designer with Mabou Mines' Glass Gugniol; Estrella Cruz the Junkyard Queen (ARS Nova); Puppet design for We in Silence Hear a Whisper (2012 NYIT Award nominee for Innovative Design). Regional: Eclipsed (Yale Repertory Theatre); Boston University Opera Institute; A.R.T. Institute; and Berkshire Theatre Festival. MFA Design, Yale School of Drama. www.elizabethbarrettgroth.com



Alan C. Edwards (Lighting Design)

Selected light &/or set designs: The Piano Lesson, A Delicate Balance (Yale Rep); Acis & Galatea (Madison Opera); Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro (Tri-Cities Opera); Holding It Down (Harlem Stage); Illmatic (Urban Stages); Son of a Gun (Theatre Row); Woman Bomb (BAC); The King's Whore (Walkerspace, NYC); Hedwig... Angry Inch (Yale Cabaret). Assoc. LD: Henry IV (Shakespeare Theatre DC); Testament of Mary (B'way). MFA YSD '11. www.alancedwards.com



Jessica Paz (Sound Design)

Jessica Paz (Sound Designer) of Bruce Hornsby’s new Musical STRANGER. Associate Designer of Fela! Since workshops in 2007 she has taken the show to Broadway (2009), The National Theatre London (2010), The European Tour (2011) and executed the Design for its return home to Lagos, Nigeria, and the US National Tour. Other Design Credits include; Legally Blonde (North Shore Music Theater); Looking for the Pony (Vital Theater Co.); Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); STRETCH – A Fantasia (New Georges); and Shakespeare on the Sound’s Productions of Romeo & Juliet (Summer 2012), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2011), Othello (2010), and Much Ado about Nothing (2009). Other Associate Credits include: Hurt Village (Signature Theater); A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons); Stunning (Lincoln Center 3); Zooman and the Sign (Signature Theater); and Wig Out! (Vineyard).



Jeff Barone (Guitar)



Don Lieber (Bass)



RJ Rabin (Drums)

The versatile drummer's wide-ranging talents have taken him from packed clubs with irreverent hip-hop band The O, to sitting in with folk legend Pete Seeger, to anchoring the house band for a South Korean production of Rent, to off-Broadway cabarets backing Jai Rodriguez of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. A native New Yorker, Rabin studied jazz at Boston's New England Conservatory of Music while working as a roadie for local blues artists. He premiered compositions by iconoclastic avant-garde composer John Zorn with the band Prelapse, backed comedians at Caroline's Comedy Club, and worked with Grammy-nominated producer/engineer Benny Steele. He's been a member of such diverse groups as the rap-metal band Blue Dog; the funky, soulful unit Third Life, and funk-jazz-jam group Redux. His latest endeavor is the NYC funk/soul band Douglas and the Goodharts.



Reed Ridgley (Co-Producer/General Manager)

Favorite projects include Scottsboro Boys, Book of Mormon (workshops), [title of show], Wig Out!, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Miracle Brothers, The Slug Bearers of Kayroll Island, God’s Ear, the NY revival of Carrie, and Golden Motors. Graduate, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.



Christopher Mirto (Co-Producer)

Christopher Mirto recently returned to NYC after a year-long Artistic Directing Fellowship at The Studio Theatre in Washington DC. Previous NYMF credits include Fucking Hipsters. He also produced Chris Wells' Olsen Terror at Dixon Place, NY Fringe, Evidence Room in LA, and Joe's Pub. Education: Yale School of Drama.



07/07/2014 - TheaterMania.com - 'Fable' Extends at The New York Musical Theatre Festival

06/05/2014 - The Examiner - 'Fable' is no fairy tale; play to have NYC debut

05/21/2014 - East Greenwich Patch - EG Native is Youngest Writer Ever Accepted into NY Musical Theatre Festival

05/09/2014 - Providence Journal - Wheeler School graduate’s work to be performed at N.Y. Musical Theater Festival

05/07/2014 - The Source - Making their mark on New York City!

04/23/2014 - The Daily Northwestern - Q&A: Christopher Anselmo, co-creator of 'Fable'

04/16/2014 - Town Topics - Musical Co-Authored by PHS Alum Selected by Musical Theater Festival