Director's Thesis: Broken April | Spring 2018
January 27, 2018
January 27, 2018
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January 24, 2018
Flexible Performance Space
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027
No late seating
January 24 - 27, 2018
Based on the novel by Ismail Kadare
Adapted by Ned Moore
Directed by Arthur Makaryan
Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate. Broken April explores the true cost of forgiveness in a world of hate.
Producer: Yijin Liu
Production Stage Manager: Caitlyn Dominguez
Assistant Stage Manager: Taeuk Kang
Company Manager: Diana Levy
Composer: John Carden
Choreographer: Avery Sobczak
Scenic Designers: Kelvin Pater & Maria Feuereisen
Costume Designer: Emily White
Lighting Designer: Kyle Soble
Sound Designer: Spencer G. Shafter
Graphic Designer: Anchuli Felicia King
Matt Ryan, Layla Wolfgang, James Jelkin*, Jedidjah Oldenburg, Andre Silva, and Pierre Deacon-Mialon.
* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Arthur Makaryan and Ned Moore are co-authors of this production.
The Director’s Bio:
Arthur Makaryan is the recipient of the 2017-18 Opera Directing Fellowship at the Juilliard School. He holds masters' degrees from La Sorbonne University in Paris and the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinematography. He has assisted directors throughout Europe and the United States. He is trained in the acting methods of Stanislavski, Grotowski, Suzuki, Barba and Chekhov. He co-founded Epsidon Theatre company in Armenia in 2012 where he staged two musicals. In 2014, he made his Avignon Off festival debut with A la vie, a la mort performance by Simone Rist. For more information, visit Arthur’s official website: arthurmakaryan.com.
The Playwright’s Bio:
Ned Moore is a theatre artist and writer based in New York City. His translation of Euripides’ Bakkhai premiered at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts in 2013, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Bakkhai was restaged in 2015 at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, directed by Ned Moore. Since then, Ned has received fellowships from The Croatian National Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Tulane University, and Columbia University. His critical writing appears in Culturebot and TDF Stages magazines. BA Literature, Bard College ‘13. Ned is a third-year MFA Dramaturgy candidate at Columbia University: www.nedmoore.com.