Incontra gli artisti

Meet the artists

 
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COMPANY ARTISTS

These are the multidisciplinary and collaborative theatre artists who have, over the past several years, completed at least one journey to Sicily with our company to complete a period of artistic residency while working on one of our main productions.

 
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Kat Alix-Gaudreau

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Josephine Cooper

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Sean Devare

 
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Quinton Kappel

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Elena Kritter

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Kathleen Lewis

 

mariagrazia la fauci

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Dario Ladani Sanchez

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Max Sklar

 
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Olivia Skoog

 
 

RESIDENT ARTISTS

In addition to our theatre company artists, 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 programs. These artists share in Trinacria’s adventurous artistic spirit and demonstrate a commitment to connecting to new communities across the globe with their art. Click each photo to see more of their work.

Resident Artist 2016, photographer & videographer

Resident Artist 2018, photographer

 
 

E la squadra

And the team

 
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ADMINISTRATive team

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Founder & Artistic Director

Mariagrazia La Fauci
Mariagrazia La Fauci

MARIAGRAZIA LAFAUCI
Founder & Artistic Director

Mariagrazia 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.

www.mariagrazialafauci.com

Executive DirectoR

Elena Kritter
Elena Kritter

ELENA KRITTER
Executive Director

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

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Josephine Cooper (on leave)
Josephine Cooper

JOSPEPHINE COOPER
Founding Board Member (on leave)

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.
Sean Devare
Sean Devare

SEAN DEVARE
Founding Board Member

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

Quinton Kappel
Quinton Kappel

QUINTON KAPPEL
Founding Board Member

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. 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

Gina McClary
Gina McClary

GINA McCLARY
Board Member

Gina is currently a Vice President at a Boston-based private credit investment manager. She began as a credit analyst there in June 2012. She graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting. Gina, her husband Kevin, and German Shepard puppy Ted enjoy all things Boston, sports, and traveling to places near and far.

Loretta McClary
Loretta McClary

LORETTA McCLARY
Board Member

Loretta holds a dual license as a Certified Public Accountant and an Attorney. Her professional practice focuses on individuals and small businesses providing income tax preparation and preparation services, estate planning and business and management consulting. Loretta holds a B.A. from Regis College (1979), a M.A. from Boston University (1980), an M.B.A. from Suffolk University (1984), an M.S. T. from Bentley University (1990), an Advanced Certificate in Taxation from Bentley University (1997), a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School (2005), and an LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University (2009). When the demands of tax deadlines are met, she enjoys travel, concerts, and the theatre.

Dario Ladani Sanchez (on leave)
Dario Ladani Sanchez

DARIO LADANI SANCHEZ
Founding Board Member (on leave)

Dario is in his third year on the 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.

Max Sklar
Max Sklar

MAX SKLAR
Founding Board Member & Secretary

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.

 

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Production Associate Intern: Grazia Ferrera

Website Photography: Placido Carbone, Eva Gomez, Quinton Kappel, Lee Bader Photography

Website Copy: Conor Mainwaring

Website Translations: Emanuele Capoano