Alexandra Tatarsky is theater artist from New York City. She has adapted the absurdist vignettes of Daniil Kharms for the stage and performed in wild rewritings of Hedda Gabbler, The Bacchae and the Yiddish spirit possession love story Dybbuk. She recently wrapped a sold-out Fringe run of her original solo show “Beast of Festive Skin” about alchemists, rappers and other visionaries trapped in Hell and is thrilled to continue her tour of the underworld with Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions.
Dani Pedraza is a senior at Pace University working towards her BFA in Acting. Originally from the Windy City she has worked with the American Girl Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Chicago Opera Theatre.
Recent credits include: Eurydice (Big Stone) Planet Connections, Quake (Lucy) Pace University, and SOUND (Texas, anti bullying convention).
You can look out for her in Pace University's main stage production of Blue Room (Au Pair) in December.www.Danipedraza.com
Ariana Fekett is thrilled to be working once again with Truant Arts.
Ariana has most recently been part of an untitled feature under the direction of Havelock Hewes. Recent credits include the role of Carrie in the film, Somnabulistic, Roxanne in Tough Cookies with Thespian Production, Karen in The Group with Tres Artis, and Sophie in Echoes with TheAlpha NYC.
After getting her BA in Theater from Binghamton University, she came back to New York and continued to perform in films and theater, including credits such as The Man Who Loved Islands with The Queens Collective and Mimi in When The Coin Drops… with Truant Arts. Ariana is happy to be working alongside her generous cast under the direction of David Platt. Favorite credits include Gowdie in The Love talker and Bobbi in Some Girls. She is currently studying with Tres Artis in New York City.
Rachael Solomon studied acting and directing, among other things, at Sarah Lawrence College and NYU. This is her second time working with Truant Arts previously, she performed in, The Beeping by Josh Drimmer.
Favorite roles include Kyra in Skylight, Molly in The Story of Susanna, Nina in Strange Interlude, and Summit in The Cost of Education. Rachael was accepted into two acting apprenticeships, NY Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theatre and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Rachael was thrilled to get the opportunity to direct a play she also authored called Underdeveloped, which recently premiered at Manhattan Rep. She is a proud producer of DICE Theatre Company, a dramatic improv co. based in NYC which recently returned from their first West Coast performance with foolsFury Ensemble Theatre. In addition to her theatre credits, she has taught theatre and specifically, improv to hundreds of kids. When not in the theatre she works administratively in the arts. Rachael is made aware daily, of how fortunate she is to work with immensely talented, generous and supportive collaborators and this venture with Truant Arts is no exception.
Most recently, Allison choreographed The Hills Are Alive! at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (Signature Theatre) and Someone To Belong To at the New York International Fringe Festival ( Overall Excellence Award for Choreography). Off-Broadway: Freckleface Strawberry (Associate, New World Stages), Make Mine Manhattan (Associate, Connelly Theatre), SDC Observership with Kathleen Marshall on Bells Are Ringing (City Center Encores).
Other highlights: Canadian premiere of Hello Again (Tarragon Theatre), The Adventures of Joseph Andrews (Tarragon Theatre) and Something Wonderful for Canada’s prestigious Charlottetown Festival. Allison is the choreographer of the Oscar-winning short film, Curfew (feature currently in post-production). allisonplamondon.com
Clinton Powell hails from Hornell, NY. He studied theatre and English at Alfred University, where he performed in many productions. His favorite role in college was Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
After moving to NYC, he co-created and performed in Icon, Arcana: Cycle of the Fool, and as Kafka in The Trial of K with Synaesthetic Theatre. Through Synaesthetic Theatre, Clinton met his husband, David Crittenden.
When not performing, Clinton enjoys cooking, baking bread, and devouring a good book. Clinton would like to thank all his family and friends for all their encouragement and support.
Lavinia Roberts is an activist, performance artist, and playwright. She has published over a dozen plays with Heuer Publishing, Meriwether Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers, One Act Play Depot, and others.
Her work has been produced with the Subversive Theatre Collective in Buffalo, NY, the Stone Soup Theatre in Seattle, Washington, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project, and the Bloomington Playwrights Project, in Bloomington, Indiana, and others. Her full-length play, Counting Skunks, won the 2011 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Playwriting Award at the Castillo Theatre in New York City.
She is a member of the 2012 Women’s Work Lab at the New Perspective Theatre and Sanctuary Playwrights. Her work has been seen in NYC with The Metropolitan Playhouse, the Emerging Artist Theatre, the Dirty Blondes Theatre Company, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Cabrini Theatre, and others.
Her work will be featured this summer at Theatre for the New City, the Secret Theatre, and with the Exquisite Corpse Theatre Company.
Omar is a director/actor who loves creating and working in new and original art. His directing credits include the international collaborative project 3 is enough, Whale song (Dreamscape), Name and Blame Inc. (Dreamscape), and When the Penny drops (Truant Arts). He also directs numerous digital video and stage projects as a teaching artist with Artsconnection, Lincoln Center Institute, and Peoples Theatre Project. As a performer, Omar often works in new works, musicals, and improv comedy. He is a company member of Pregones Theater, and a former company trainee at the American Mime Theatre. Reach Omar at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.omarperezonline.com.
RJ trained at The Atlantic Acting School, The Upright Citizens Brigade and The Simon Studio. He just wrapped principal photography on the first ever on-camera Shakespeare project to use the original 400 year old English dialect (his tongue is still recovering). RJ is currently a cast member of Say What? NYC Comedy Improv and Accomplice NY. He's honored to work with such talented colleagues and to serve as Assistant Director for this - his first Truant Arts production!
Kristen Felicetti is the editor and creator of The Bushwick Review, a collaborative literary and art zine. Her short stories have appeared in various places in print and online. She also wrote and recorded a modern radio play called The New York Crimes, which can be heard at here. She is happy to be working with such a great team for Chaos Under Construction.