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A NOTE ON COVID-19 (UPDATED 3/17/20)
In light of recent changes due to COVID-19, with a heavy heart, we have elected to postpone our production of Julius Caesar. We will release information about the new life this show will take when the time is right, and until then we wish our community health and wellness. In the meantime, we want to take this as an opportunity to be creative with our programming and maintaining our mission while working remotely. Stay healthy and stay tuned!
The Little & Fierce Team
LITTLE & FIERCE THEATRE COMPANY
Directed by Lizzie Boscolo
Friday, May 8th
Saturday, May 9th
Sunday May 10th
Tickets will be available soon!
If you are interested in collaborating on this project, please fill out our collaborator interest form!
Music Director & Composer
Esther Ayomide Akinsanya
Lizzie Boscolo - Director
Lizzie Boscolo is a director, educator, and playwright based in New York City. Her directorial work is most frequently seen every Friday morning in Shakespeare to Go, NYU's premiere traveling Shakespeare troupe. Lizzie's pedagogy and personal philosophy orbits arounds accessible theatre for all. In addition to her artistic work, she is a masters candidate at NYU pursuing her K-12 certification in Educational Theatre. @Lizzie_Boscolo
Sarah Simon - Stage Manager
Sarah Simon is thrilled to work with Little & Fierce on their inaugural production! A third-year student in Steinhardt's Educational Theatre program, she strongly believes in theatre's power to foster healing, growth, and change. Recent stage management credits include The 25th... Spelling Bee and The Addams Family. Outside of stage management, Sarah is a director, actor, educator, and vice president of Uproar Theatre Corps NYU.
Perry Levitch - Dramaturg
Perry Levitch is a recent Barnard graduate with a background in Shakespeare and gender studies, and will begin working towards a Poetry MFA next year at NYU. Previously, Perry has taken on a variety of production roles, from costume designing to directing, and is so excited to be dramaturging for Julius Caesar.
Madeline Jewell - Brutus &
Madeline Jewell is so so so happy to be in this production with wonderful people and text that fill her heart and soul. She graduated from NYU Tisch in December, having studied at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the International Theater Workshop, and Stonestreet Studios. Favorite Shakespeare credits include Portia in Merchant of Venice (Stella Adler) and Helena in Midsummer (Shakespeare in the Square NYU). Love to family and Zack and my plants.
Carly Lynch - Cassius
Carly Lynch is so excited to be working with Little & Fierce Theatre Company on Julius Caesar. She is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Her previous credits include King Duncan in Macbeth(Shakespeare to Go) and Kaliope in She Kills Monsters(CAST). In addition to acting, Carly has a passion for stage combat as a choreographer and teacher as well as a performer. She would like to thank her friends and family for their never-ending support in all of her endeavors.
Esther Ayomide Akinsanya - Antony
Esther Ayomide Akinsanya, award winner for Best Actress in the Strawberry One Act Festival and a graduate of Fiorello LaGuardia School of the Performing Arts. Recent theater credits: Jibola in ‘No Fall My Hand’, Macduff, Duncan & Witch in ‘Macbeth’, Hamlet in ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’, God in the award nominated, ‘The Hunting Season’, Celia in ‘As You Like It’, Tommy in ‘Wine in the Wilderness’, Amanda in ‘Lady Congo’, Janet in ‘Some Room Above the Street’ and Sharlene in ‘Polly Comes Home Again’. Film & TV credits : Simone in Girl In The Basement, Carla in “Dream a Little Dream”, Erica in The Wormwood Devil, Prisoner in Orange is the New Black, Black Panther in The Breaks and Party Goer in Mr. Robot.
Amanda Briskin-Wallace - Portia/Octavius
Amanda Briskin-Wallace is a working actor, director and educator. She is a recent graduate from NYU's Educational Theatre Program, with a focus in Performance and Production and a minor in American Sign Language. Since completing her studies, Amanda has gone on to work with Wingspan Arts as an after-school site assistant. She has also performed with The Shadow Box Theatre in their main stage production of The Firefly Star. She is so excited to be a part of Julius Caesar with this INCREDIBLE team of artists.
Gretchen Vosburgh - Juilus Caesar
Gretchen Vosburgh is ecstatic to be a part of Little and Fierce's first production. Originally from Colorado, Gretchen has spent most of her life on the stage, having done her first major productions at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Last summer, Gretchen was a part of the Hangar Theater’s Lab Company appearing in The Thing I Hold (Alcestis), Phantom Tollbooth (Princess Rhyme), and Lily Plants a Garden (Beatrice). Gretchen will be graduating from NYU this May as a double major. She receives her degree in Drama from Tisch after training with the Atlantic Acting Studio where she was seen in Medea (Messenger) and The Lifeboat is Sinking (Jen). While in Tisch Drama she also studied at RADA where she was seen in Hamlet (Gertrude). She will be receiving her second degree, Educational Theatre, from Steinhardt. She is currently appearing in a touring production of Much Ado About Nothing (Borachio). After graduation Gretchen will be staying in the city to continue her career as an actor. She would like to thank her friends and family for all of their support. For more www.gretchenvosburgh.com.
Emma Mueller - Calpurnia
Emma Mueller is a co-founder of Little & Fierce Theatre Company and producer of Julius Caesar. Emma is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch, with training at the Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and RADA in London. Emma is an actress, writer, producer, and educator. Emma is a Teaching Artist and Education Apprentice at NYC Children’s Theater. Favorite stage credits include Taboo (Olivia), Hamlet (Gravedigger), Twelfth Night (Viola & Company), and The Four Horsemen of the Internet (Ghosting). She is so grateful to everyone on this team creating magic and everyone in her life that supports her artistic endeavors! For more, visit her website here.
Carly Messig - Casca
Carly is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch and the Stella Adler Studio where she spent her senior year playing another sassy Shakespeare character, Maria in Twelfth Night. Most recently she was seen onstage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She’s super excited to make her post-grad NYC debut with Little and Fierce! She’s also disabled, and that’s pretty cool. @carlymessig
Danielle Edmonds - Trebonius
Danielle recently graduated with her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. While at NYU, Danielle performed in Happily the Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Pericles, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Dead Man’s Cellphone. Danielle is currently a Masters Candidate at NYU Steinhardt studying Educational Theatre where she recently worked on Comedy of Errors and Much Ado About Nothing. Danielle is grateful to the whole company for this experience!
Alex Taylor - Decius Brutus
Alex Taylor is thrilled to be a part of Julius Caesar! Some recent credits include Aufidius in Coriolanus with Hudson Shakespeare Co., and General Morgan in From the Earth to the Moon at FringeNYC. Next up, Alex will be playing Seneca in Men on Boats at the Access Theater. Keep up with Alex at AlexTaylorActor.com and on Instagram @taylorrosealex.
Sarah Bitar - Cinna/Lucius
Sarah Bitar is a Lebanese actor and singer based in NYC, trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Credits include Ful Nabit (AND Theatre), Almost, Maine, Golden Girl by the Sea, At a Crossroads, Holiday Jingles (T.E.A.M Theatre), As You Like It; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Stella Adler Studio of Acting); Dinner with Friends; Escape from Happiness (Stella Adler Studio of Acting). Short films include Like Salt (Darine Hoteit); The Balcony Screen (Monica Nassif). She is a proud member of T.E.A.M Theatre Company formed of 8 artists each from a different part of the globe, which is just perfect for her obsession with languages.
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