Directing Thesis: Hadrian & Antinous
March 30, 2019
March 30, 2019
March 29, 2019
March 28, 2019
March 27, 2019
Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
Written by Mark Barford and Anna Jastrzembski
Directed by Mark Barford
Beneath an endless sky, young Antinous searches the heavens for a sign of what his future will hold. His next test - an uncertain journey to a distant shore - will prove to be his greatest yet. For when this insignificant page from Greece meets Rome’s most powerful man, their love will turn the world.
Hadrian & Antinous unearths an ancient story, adds a modern voice and speaks to what it is to love, to mourn, and to remember those who have been forgotten.
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Students use promotional code: 'BLOOMS' (Student ID to be presented at the Box Office)
Jack Becker, Sarah Chapin*, Drew Gardner, Seth Hatch, Ezra Li, Kohler McKenzie*, Uma Paranjpe, Andres Robledo*, Joey Santia, Tricia Sorresso, Kelly Strandemo*, and Kiana Wu.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Producer Sami Pyne
Dramaturg James Monaghan
Production Stage Manager Alison R. Simone*
Assistant Stage Managers Robbie Armstrong and Emily Todt
Lighting Designer Jenn Burkhardt
Scenic Designer Sarah Nietfeld
Costume Designer Summer Lee Jack
Sound Designer Matt Coggins
Composer Theo Teris
Projection Designer Ted Boyce-Smith
Choreographer Daxx Jayroe Wieser
Company Manager Yuchen Xia
Graphic Designer Annie Wang
No late seating
90 minutes, with no intermission
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Mark Barford is an Australian stage director, writer and teacher based in New York City. He specializes in the development of new work and the reimagining of classics. Most recently he worked with director Barrie Kosky on La Boheme at the Komische Oper in Berlin and with Ivo van Hove on Network at the Belasco on Broadway.
His recent directing credits include the award-winning production of F*cking Men at The Vaults London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Assembly Festival), International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and The King's Head Theatre London (multiple sold-out seasons).
As resident director for The Music Theatre Company of W.A/ ICW productions, he directed large-scale productions of The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, The Mikado, CATS, and Company.
Other directing/writing highlights include: antidote (Croatian National Theatre), Hadrian & Antinous, King Richard II, The Cherry Orchard, Freddie, Dark Meat, The Only Living Boys in South Jersey, Hillary & Monica, The Cat in the Box, and Never Mind the Monsters.
He is a graduate of the Acting Shakespeare program at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Film & Theatre) and Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary Teaching) from Murdoch University. Mark is currently completing an MFA in Theatre Directing at Columbia University under the tutelage of Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick. www.markbarford.com