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OUR COMPANY

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Administrative Team

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Mariagrazia La Fauci

Mariagrazi (Artistic Director) is currently based in London, was born and bred in Boston, but was raised a Sicilian through-and-through. She is a director, devisor, and collaborative theatre artist whose work encompasses a wide scope of creative practices. Directing credits include We Never Get Off at Sloane Square (Park Theatre, London), Helena & Hermia: Untucked (The Other Palace, London), The Cyclops (LAMDA), Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo (Flat Earth Theatre, Massachusetts), Bach at Leipzig, Doubt: A Parable, Twelfth Night (Flyleaf Theatre Company, Massachusetts), and Alexandria (Brown University SoloFest), a solo show dealing with the heritage, history, mythology, and “ghost stories” of her Sicilian upbringing.. She is also an educator and teaching artist, and regularly instructs students of all ages in a variety of settings. Mariagrazia received an MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from LAMDA in 2017 and a BA in History of Art & Architecture from Brown University in 2012.

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Elena Kritter

Elena is a New York City-based actor, director, and producer. Elena’s creative practice strives to maximize the communion of artistic expression with community outreach through innovative play. She is thrilled and honored to bring an international sense of play to Trinacria’s mission of “place-making”. When off duty, she can be found exercising on Pezzolo balconies, swimming in the sea, or living up to the phrase “Una Americana en Parigi”. Noted Acting Credits: Night Witches (Ground Rush Productions), Victoria Woodhull (Theatre for New City), Welcome to the Doll Den (Electric Eye Ensemble), The Drunken City (Battalion Theatre), As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Sound), and ‘Sasha’ in Noah Evan’s short film, Climb. Directing Credits: Night Witches (Ground Rush Productions), Carrying Helen (Cherry Lane Theatre), Overruled (Shiyr Productions), Becky Shaw (The Producer’s Club) and Suction (Brownstone Films). She is the founder and Executive Producer of Ground Rush Productions, a theatre/film production company that produces female-driven stories about stories almost lost to history. GRP is currently producing Night Witches and is in pre-production for a series of short films inspired by the book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls. Elena completed the 2-Year Full Time Meisner Training Program at the William Esper Studio, BADA's Midsummer at Oxford Program, The Maggie Flanigan Studio’s Summer Intensive, and received at B.A in Theatre from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. www.elenakritter.com

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Artistic Company

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Josephine Cooper

Josephine is an NYC based actor and vocalist. The collaboration and engagement of Trinacria reminds her of the possibilities of theatre to bring people together to celebrate storytelling! She has focused largely on ensemble devised work in recent years including projects with Trinacria Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson (Boston), Festa Di Teatro Eco Logico (Italy), Yonder Window Theatre Company (NYC), and the original play Night Witches (VA, DC, Off-Bway Tour). She has also appeared in many indie films (IndieFest/EVVY award, LA Independent Film Fest Nom) and on Comedy Central with Ilana Glazer. Upcoming projects include feature film Cada Quien Sus Cubas in Mexico City, feature film Uncanny Harbor in Boston, and touring to Montreal with The Dream Project (a multilingual reimagining of Midsummer with circus and original music) in which she plays Hermia and is the lead vocalist. Josephine also teaches Yoga and voice privately and for companies and NGO’s in NYC and abroad and enjoys exploring energy work and movement based healing modalities. BFA Emerson College.

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Sean Devare

Sean is a multi-disciplinary performer, director, designer, and musician. Based in NYC, his work explores questions of cultural evolution through reinterpreting ancient performance traditions. He was a resident actor at The Flea Theater and has since focused on original collaborative pieces in the city and abroad. NY credits include: 'The People Speak' (BAM); '#serials@theflea' (The Flea); 'The Saltmakers' (Dixon Place/HERE); 'Artaud Artaud' (Signature/Columbia Stages). Sean co-created and performed 'Juniper Tree' for Puppet BloK at Dixon Place featuring handcrafted masks and puppets. He recently completed his MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College with his original solo thesis performance 'First Violin'. Other Training includes: Brown University, Dell'Arte Abroad (Bali), New England Puppet Intensive, Theatre Mitu (South India Intensive), and Movement Theater Studio NYC. BFA in Illustration, RISD.
www.seandevare.com

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Quinton Kappel

Quinton is a visual artist, filmmaker, performer, designer, and jack of all artistic trades. He received his BFA in Film & Illustration from Tufts University together with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His work strives to integrate his passion for performance with visual and digital mediums of storytelling, in areas as wide-varied as gallery spaces, video game development, visual effects, performing arts, production design, set design and more. Favorite roles include Hamlet, Steindorff (Bach at Leipzig), Mercutio (Romeo & Juliet), Claudio (Much Ado About Nothing), Hanschen (Spring’s Awakening), Lancelot (Spamalot!), and Orsino (Twelfth Night). His professional voice work includes clients such as Dunkin Donuts, ESPN, Warner Brothers, Jersey Jack Pinball, and more. As a film maker, he has filmed, edited, animated, and directed a wide variety of projects, and as a producer, his work includes nationally syndicated commercials for clients such as Dunkin' Donuts, LG, Chili's, Bank of America, Great Wolf Lodge, ESPN, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Capella University. His viral YouTube video, “105 Impressions,” was featured in the Huffington Post and Yahoo News, while the first episode of his web series “We Have a Dinosaur,” earned over 2.5 million views on YouTube. www.quintonkappel.com.

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Kathleen Lewis

Kathleen is a Boston-based actor that hails from north country Maine, where she studied theater arts at Bowdoin College. She is currently devising a project using Bavarian Fairy Tales with a group of experimental physical theater artists from Boston, NYC, and Maine to be showcased in 2016. Her most recent performance was as a rapping, dancing, 90's clad lesbian in Gina Youngs's, Tales of a Fourth Grade Lesbo. Before that she was an intergalactic hacker for Kevin Mullins's space opera, Citizens of the Empire. She is a member of Beau Jest Moving Theatre, a Boston-based physical theater company that finished touring an original film noir play titled Apartment 4D in February. She has had the pleasure of working with a number of Boston theater companies including Boston Public Works, Flat Earth Theatre, Post-Meridian Radio Players, Fort Point Theatre, and Boston Bohemia to name a few.

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Dario Ladani Sanchez

Dario is a second year MFA Acting student at Yale School of Drama. He previously studied at Northeastern University, focusing on rhetoric, theatre, and Portuguese. From Washington, D.C., Dario is the first person in his family to be born in the United States, and will be the first to finish college... unless his dad beats him to it with those sneaky online classes. In addition to acting, he loves playing music, screwing around with martial arts, pretending to have a unique fashion sense, and eating his way through Boston. Theatre roles include Peter in The Heidi Chronicles, Alejandro in Welcome to Arroyo's, Prep in columbinus, and David in A Wake for David's Fucked-Up Face (his first time performing in New York!); he also starred in the Emmy award-winning webseries Paper Trail.

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Max Sklar

Max is an actor, dramaturg, and historical interpreter based in Salem, MA. He received his BA from McGill University. He works at The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum giving tours, and is also involved in historical and educational presentations at the museum. He is also a tour guide for Cambridge Historical Tours. Ongoing theatrical work includes the story teller role (Meddah) in Othello in the Seraglio with Dünya, a musicians collective, and work with Still Small Theatre Company in The Diary of Perpetua, How I Met Our Father, and other shows in rep. Recent credits include Cry Innocent: the People Versus Bridget Bishop with History Alive!, Measure for Measure with Still Small, and The Woman in Black with the Firehouse Center for the Arts. Max is also passionate about languages and translation, and is always continuing his education picking up new languages; the current challenge is learning Russian. He is also an amateur musician playing the mandolin and the bandoneón. He is a vestry member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Salem, and is actively involved in parish life.

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Artisti in residenza

Resident Artists

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In addition to our core company members, Trinacria Theatre Company works in close collaboration with independent artists in various genres who develop their own artistic practice in close proximity to our company, often also participating in our work. These artists share in Trinacria’s adventurous artistic spirit and demonstrate a commitment to connecting to new communities across the globe with their art.

Oltre ai membri principale della nostra compagnia, il Teatro della Trinacria lavora in collaborazione con artisti indipendenti di vari generi che sviluppano la propria pratica artistica in stretta prossimità, spesso anche partecipando al nostro lavoro. Questi artisti condividono lo spirito artistico avventuroso di Trinacria e dimostrano una dedizione a connettersi a nuove comunità in tutto il mondo con la loro arte.