Machinal

Machinal

By Sophie Treadwell
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Nov 14-18, 2018
Professional Performing Arts School
New York, NY

This 1928 play tells the deeply chilling story of a young woman’s inability to submit to the life path that society has laid out for her. When she decides to take her life into her own hands, the “machine” will stop at nothing to get her to submit to the very end. 

Featuring the Waterwell Drama Class of 2020

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Kathryn Meister
Scenic Designer | Ryan Wilbat
Costume Designer | Deanna Frieman
Lighting Designer | Abigail Wang
Sound Designer | Victoria Preis
Props Designer | Jacqueline Kepley

Produced by Waterwell

Photography by Ryan Jensen
Photo features Jasper Newell as Husband & Sara Arce as Young Woman

SHE Creates

SHE Creates

Produced by Make/Shift, in association with This Is AKIN
Experiential Direction & Production Management by Irene Lazaridis

Feb 19-24, 2019
The New Ohio Theater

A week-long, all-inclusive celebration of womanhood and gender nonconformity featuring the work of dozens of female and gender-queer artists.

Photography by Sam Vartholomeos

Photo features artwork by Arlen Vanderline & Alexios Salas with Artcepted

Find the Fireflies

Find the Fireflies

Experiential Design & Direction by Mikhael Tara Garver
Associate Direction & Production Management by Irene Lazaridis

July 14, 2018
Warwick, NY

Tentrr presents Find The Fireflies, a one-time-only immersive experience based on our mission to make surprising and delightful outdoor experiences. Find the Fireflies is designed by Mikhael Tara Garver and MTG Experiences.

Photography by Ted Maniatakos
Photo features Monica Rae Summers Gonzalez

As We Let Go

As We Let Go

A new play by Claudia Rivera
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Jun 29-Jul 1, 2018
The Baumann
41 Varick Ave New York, NY

Two women from different countries come to New York to follow their dreams. As their paths cross, they must come to terms with who they were and who they are now. Crazy, how a person can change your life forever.

CAST:
Damla | Merih Dilber
Gabriela | Claudia Rivera

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Victoria Preis

Produced by Make/Shift & Spiral Productions

Photography by Alejandra Rivera

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Jun 8-9, 2018
The Professional Performing Arts School
New York, NY

One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, Inherit The Wind is a courtroom drama based on the Scope Monkey Trial. When a science teacher is arrested for teaching evolution in a Bible Belt school, two lawyers will come head to head on religion, science and the right to be an independent, free thinker in America.

Featuring the Waterwell Theatrical Arts Class of 2018

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Amy Marin
Scenic & Props Designer | Ryan Wilbat
Sound Designer | Caitlin Shea Moore
Costume Designer | Grace Jeon
Lighting Designer | Val Insardi

Produced by the Waterwell Drama Program, Manhattan Youth & Professional Performing Arts School

Photography by Ryan Jensen Photography
Photo Features Katelynn Kennedy Staggs, Robert Dakwar, Anya Jimenez, Josh Feldman, & Greg Papadopoulos

The Cult Play

The Cult Play

A New Play by Topher Cusumano
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Jan 27-Feb 17, 2018
The Paradise Factory
New York, NY

Mama Pearl, an enigmatic woman with mystical powers and leader of a strange religion, fears she’s losing control after the defection of a longtime follower. In order to keep her parishioner’s belief, Mama Pearl prophesizes the second coming of their Goddess. Now she’ll do anything to make her great vision of the future a reality.

REVIEWS:

"The uncluttered terrain is aesthetically utilized by director Irene Lazaridis whose vigorous staging injects visual splendor, ever present liveliness and clarity to the production. -Theaterscene.net: The Cult Play

"The Cult Play provides a tragic view of life in a cult without shaming any of its characters. Cusumano and Lazaridis treat these characters with care so that they don’t turn into the kind of caricatures audiences have come to expect." -Theater is Easy: The Cult Play

"For the audience it's not a question of IF something wicked this way is coming. It's a question of WHEN." -Lavender After Dark: Cult of Clashing Personalities

"Director Irene Lazaridis maintains her company’s inspiration in playwright Cusumano’s bludgeon of a story. She uses her tight space wonderfully well and wisely, makes instant utility of Attilio Rigotti’s clever projections, of choreographer Madelyn Sher’s cult infused movement, Kevin McGuire’s fight direction, Debbi Hobson’s evocative costumes. Thus, in this small space is a large concept, complete fulfillment of their theme for the current Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s season: Charismatics, their magic and their danger."- Eugene Paul, Rockland Review

CAST:
Mama Pearl | Lori Parquet
Papa Jaye | John Lenartz
Nora | Elise Stone
Charlie Bear | Ariel Estrada
Clover | Layan Elwazani
Diego | Josh Moser
Garrett | Oscar Klausner
Mae | Stacey Raymond

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Meghan McVann
Environmental Designer | JB Douglas
Sound Designer | Aiden Dreskin
Costume Designer | Debbi Hobson
Projections Designer | Attilio Rigotti
Lighting Designer | Mason Delman

Produced by the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble

Photography by Gerry Goodstein

Lola

Lola

A New Play by Niko Crawford
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

March 28-31, 2017
Studio Theater
721 Broadway, New York, NY

Lola - grandmother in Tagalog (term of address and reference)
Pasensya ka na. Ang tagalog ko ay mali.

CAST:
Lola | Chelsea Barker
Asuncion | Ruthie Ofrasio
Aron | Zach Lusk
Isabela | Gabriela Llarena

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Chloe Priebe
Set Designer | Turner Barrett Law
Sound Designer | Aiden Dreskin
Costume Designer | Grace Jeon
Assistant Costume Designer | Deija Martin
Lighting Designer | Jacob Zedek

Presented by Playwrights Horizons Downtown

Photography by Sam Vartholomeos

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

A New Play by Jenna Rush
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

April 14-16, 2016
Studio Theater
721 Broadway, New York, NY

Penny Pickles gets the opportunity of a lifetime: to be the first dog to fly Santa's sleigh. But she doesn't quite fit in at the North Pole...

CAST:
Penny | Caitlin Cobb-Vialet
Rudolph | Ethan Jovanovic
Donner | Austin Riley
Dancer | Julia Terranova
Tooth Fairy | Jessica Iris
Tony the Tiger | Jeffrey Brabant
Lassie | Isabella Shender

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Caitlin Shea Moore
Set Designer | Bridgette Kluger
Sound Designer | Aiden Dreskin
Costume Designer | Erin McGrath
Make Up Designer | Andra Ingram
Lighting Designer | Abigail Wang

Presented by Playwrights Horizons Downtown

Photography by Sam Vartholomeos

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Irene Lazaridis

Dec 3-5, 2015
Studio Theater
721 Broadway, New York, NY

An Apache Dance is a violent dance for two people, originated by the Parisian apaches. Parisian apaches are gangsters or ruffians.

"It could all be so simple. But you'd rather make it hard. Loving you is like a battle. And we both end up with scars. Tell me, who I have to be. To get some reciprocity. No one loves you more than me. And no one ever will." - Lauryn Hill

Two people meet in a bar.

CAST:
Roberta | Samantha Rose Hosi
Danny | Ethan Jovanovic

CREATIVE TEAM:
Stage Manager | Richard Platt
Set Designer | Bridgette Kluger
Sound Designer | Aiden Dreskin
Costume Designer | Alisha Litman-Zelle
Lighting Designer | Kris Opperman
Assoc. Lighting Designer | Abigail Wang
Choreographer | Erik Rogers

Presented by Playwrights Horizons Downtown


Photography by Sam Vartholomeos

Antigone

Antigone

By Jean Anouilh
Directed By Irene Lazaridis

Aug 13-16, 2015
The Tank Theater
151 W 46th Street, New York, NY

Antigone is thinking: she is going to die. She would much rather live than die. But there is no help for it. When your name is Antigone, there is only one part you can play; and she will have to play hers through to the end.

Set in Baltimore, Maryland

Cast:
Antigone | Amara Granderson
Creon | Jared Kemp
Chorus | Oscar Klausner
Ismene | Monica Rae Summers
Haemon | Sam Vartholomeos
Jonas | Kamran Saliani
Second Guard | Nicole Gonzalez
Third Guard | Tommaso Di Blasi
Nurse | Alex Taylor
Page | Dakota Granados
Eurydice | Stephanie Queiroz

Creative Team:
Stage Manager | Mona JOhnson
Assistant Director | Cristina Angeles
Dramaturg | Jessica Katz
Set Designer | Turner Barrett Law
Assistant Set Designer | Bridgette Kluger
Lighting Designer | Joel Charles Yates
Assistant Lighting Designer | Richard Platt
Sound Designer | David Samba
Costume Designer | Anna Blazer

Presented by Young Gotham Arts and the Tank

Dance of Zalongo

Dance of Zalongo

Devised By Irene Lazaridis
Produced By 9 Course Meal Festival

Apr 18-19, 2015
Robert Moss Theater
440 Lafayette St, New York, NY

When a group of Souliote women were trapped at the edge of a mountain on December 16, 1803 by a group of Ottoman soldiers intent on enslaving them, the women must make a choice: to surrender to the enemy or dance to their deaths. A devised piece based on the true story, the play explores their journey to find freedom and what it means to have a choice.

Cast:
Moscho | Erin Noll
Leno | Jane West
Stefania | Lizzy Jarrett
Kokkino | Deborah Trotchine
Orsa | Irene Lazaridis

Creative Team:
Stage Manager | Alisha Litman-Zelle
Set Designer | Irene Lazaridis
Lighting Designer | Joel Charles Yates
Assistant Lighting Designer | Mia Carey
Sound Designer | Aiden Dreskin
Costume Designer | Kaitlin Ingram

Presented by Playwrights Horizons Downtown

Photography by Sam Vartholomeos

Sinking Bloom

Sinking Bloom

By Oscar Klausner
Directed By Irene Lazaridis

Jul 24-27, 2014
The Access Theater
380 Broadway, New York, NY

Sinking Bloom is a devised solo performance about a young man determined to explore the inner workings of his mind in order to achieve his creative potential. With poetic rhythms, philosophical inquiries, and lots of chalk, Oscar takes you on an adventure of mental exploration.

Cast:
Oscar | Oscar Klausner

Creative Team:
Lighting Designer | Matt Kresch
Sound Designer | Jamie Rosenfeld

Produced by Young Gotham Arts


Photography by Nia Ashley and Irene Lazaridis