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about the show.

It's Easter Weekend, 1974.

Neotropical birds are navigating north through New York City.

A woman claiming to be the daughter of the Venetian Republic insinuates herself into the life of a bird researcher, contrives to sell Medieval relics to his aunt, and feigns to succumb to the charms of his father—until she discovers his family may be her own.

about the artists.

Rachel Alulis (Lighting Designer and Stage Manager) is from Chicago and holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross. She just completed her first year as an M.F.A. candidate in lighting design at the University of Texas. Her previous work at UT includes ReSinging from the Underspace, choreographed by Charles Anderson, and Suspicious Dinner, a New Works piece by Diana Small. Her work in Chicago includes assistant lighting designer for Old Times (Strawdog Theatre Company) and Watership Down (Lifeline Theatre Company) as well as being the lighting designer and stage manager for The Violence of My Affection (The Brigata) by Gaetano Marangelli.

Valentina Corbella (Ajda Eudocia) hails from Buenos Aires. Her training as a musical theater performer at Salvador University was supplemented by private voice classes and dance training. She moved to New York City to study at the American and Musical Dramatic Academy (AMDA) from which she graduated in May. Now, she's finding her way through the performing world.

Noam Harary (Corrado Elia) is an actor performing in NYC right now. Recent credits: Lobby Hero at Roy Arias Theater (Jeff), Sabra at the Manhattan Theater Source (Ben), Dear Darkness at The New Ohio Theater (MC), Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Lerner Hall (Ernesto Roma), and As You Like It with King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe (Oliver). Noam's film credits include co-starring with the late Ryan Dunn in Living Will, a surviving character of the slasher Nobody Gets Out Alive, and Heaven is Waiting, acclaimed at the Cannes Festival.

Walter Krochmal (Anselmo Elia) has acted in classics, folk, avant garde, performance art, site-specific, sketch revue, modern and contemporary theater on the national and international stage. Recently he played Stalin and 4 other characters in Sophia Romma’s Cabaret Emigré at the Lion Theater. He produces and performs in Lorca’s Route in New York (a walking tour) and Poe’s Woes (at the Slaughtered Lamb). He traveled to Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner in 2009 as a cast member of Norman Normal: An American Metamorphosis. He is a Franklin Furnace Performance Art Award winner, a voice performer and founder of the non-profit Bronx World Film.

Marian Licha* (Corallina Elia) is an award-winning actress who’s performed her one-woman show “Frida Vice-Versa” to sold out audiences at The Capital Fringe Festival. She's also presented the show at Round House Theatre, The Provincetown Playhouse and various festivals. Other theatre credits include: “Ana in the Tropics” at Arena Stage, directed by Jo Bonney, “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents,” “The House of Spirits,” “Maggie Magalita” for the Imagination Celebration tour sponsored by The Kennedy Center, among others. Her television credits include NBC’s “Homicide” and “Unsolved Mysteries” as well as Fox’s “Americas Most Wanted.” She played Mrs. Serrano in the Disney feature film “Step Up 2.” She’s a proud member of AEA, SAG, AFTRA, The Dramatists Guild and The Playwrights Forum. She’s also a storyteller, a narrator, improviser and a corporate facilitator. Marian is happy to participate in this reading.

Cristina Lippolis (Catherine Whyte, et al.) is an international actress, mainly active in New York and Italy. Brought up between LA and different other locations of the Italian peninsula, she moved to New York to study acting at the Stella Adler Studio after working on the popular Italian TV series Distretto di Polizia 10. After graduating from the Studio in 2012, she took part of the LAByrinth Theater Company's Intensive Ensemble, played Nora in Ibsen's A Doll's House in a production of the play in Italy and starred in numerous short films. Amongst her favorite theater roles she'd like to include Blanche (The French Waitress, by J.P. Shanley—LAByrinth's Intensive Ensemble) and Victoria (The Motherfucker with the Hat, Stella Adler Studio). Gaetano Marangelli (Writer and Producer) was a story analyst for screenwriter Bob Conte in the HBO Creative Affairs Department in New York and a story writer for producer Wolfgang Esenwein at Letterbox Filmproduktion at Studio Hamburg. Marangelli wrote The Violence of My Affection, which was produced at A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago in 2011.

Mirabelle Ordinaire (Director) is a director, dramaturg, translator, and dancer. Prior NY engagements include directing Lorca in New York (2012) and Pinter's The Dumb Waiter (Arthur Seelen Theatre, 2007); dramaturging the Red Bull Theatre's production of Genet's The Maids (dir. Jesse Berger, 2012) and Charles Mee's Fêtes de la nuit (dir. Keim Weild, Ohio Theatre, 2010, Nominated for Best Theatrical Experience 2010 Drama Desk Awards). She has served as assistant/interpreter to Robert Wilson on La Fontaine's Fables (Comédie française, 2003-2004), and as assistant to Andrei Serban on Verdi's Otello (Opéra Bastille, 2004). She received her PhD in Theatre at Columbia University in 2011, and is a member of the English Committee of the Maison Antoine Vitez, dedicated to translating foreign plays in French.

Adriana Sananes* (Michele Elia), SAG-AFTRA, AEA, was a leading actress at New York’s Repertorio Español for ten years, winning a Theatre Fellowship Grant from The Princess Grace Foundation. Recent work: “Lorca in New York”, “Medardo” (ACE and ATI awards), and “Cabaret Emigré” at Theatre Row. Adriana is a bilingual narrator and has recorded over 80 audiobooks, receiving an Audie Award and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her work. She just finished recording “Amulet” by Roberto Bolaño, and currently she’s recording Sonia Sotomayor’s memoirs “Mi mundo adorado” for the Library of Congress. Other clients include PBS, Lifetime, NBC Nightly News, the United Nations, American Foundation for the Blind, NY1 Noticias, HBO Real Sports, Citibank and Berlitz.

*Courtesy of Actors’ Equity.

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