A new musical about life, love, and head injuries.
Racheline Maltese (Producer, Book), is a multi-disciplinary performer and storyteller. Her plays have appeared in a variety of festivals in the New York City area, and her training includes Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (New York) and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney). With Treble Entendre, a production company founded with composer Erica Kudisch, Dogboy & Justine represents her first foray into musical theater.
Erica Kudisch (Producer, Music and Lyrics), is a NYC-based composer and singer. Her works have been performed by Undercroft Opera, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, The Tourmaline Quartet, pianist Todd Crow, and internationally renowned guitarist Marco Sartor — and now, with Treble Entendre, she hopes to branch out into musical theatre as well as new art music and opera. Dogboy & Justine marks Erica and Racheline’s first collaboration.
Abigail Unger (Director) will receive her Masters degree in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York in June. She has created and directed theatre with a diverse range of communities, from New York City high school students to drama teachers-in-training at the Kigali Institute for Education in Rwanda to lesbian and gay older adults. Last fall, Abigail directed and helped create an original show with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, their caregivers, and volunteers at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. She has also worked for arts education organizations including the Creative Arts Team, viBe theater experience, and Theatre for a New Audience’s education department.
William Remmers (Musical Director). William Remmers is a composer, conductor, and director from NY. He runs his own opera company, Utopia Unlimited (search for it on Facebook), which recently staged Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe and The Yeomen of the Guard. As an actor/singer (baritone), his favorite roles include Le Dancaïre (Carmen), Jack Point (Yeomen), Ko-Ko & Pooh-Bah (The Mikado), Bernard Nightingale (Arcadia), Frosch (Die Fledermaus), Benoît/Alcindoro (La Bohème), Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe), and Antonio (Le Nozze di Figaro). As a multi-instrumentalist and composer he has been concurrently writing an album of folk tunes about love, a W.B. Yeats song cycle, and an original opera. William is excited to be working on such an original, clever, and ebullient show.
Molly Thomas (Stage Manager). Molly Thomas is a brand new New Yorker. She is delighted to begin her NYC stage management career with a musical about dominatrixes, lesbians, and people with disabilities. She’s previously stage managed for the Stanford Shakespeare Company (As You Like It, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, Two Gentlement of Verona) and Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Two Gentlemen of Verona, Macbeth).
Jared Kirby (Fight Choreographer/Director). Jared Kirby has been involved in Western Martial Arts and Combat for Stage & Screen for over fifteen years. He has trained across the US & Europe with some of the finest instructors in these Arts. He is a Fight Director with the Art of Combat which merges his passion for historical fencing and his love of combat for stage and screen (which he teaches Fri nights in NYC). He currently teaches fencing at SUNY Purchase and is a certified instructor through the Martinez Academy of Arms in New York City. He teaches a variety of workshops across the US and around the world including Canada, England, Scotland, Finland and Italy and is looking forward to NYC Intensive Combat for Stage & Screen Workshop here in NYC in July (www.artofcombat.org). Jared is very happy to be working on Dogboy & Justine. Jared has choreographed fights for many prominent NYC companies on shows such as Hamlet, MacBeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyreno, Romeo & Juliet, Titus Andronicus, True West, and Life is a Dream. Most memorable Fight Directing credits include Company at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, Hamlet for the New Vic Theatre of London and an episode of The Dating Story for TLC. For a full list of credits visit http://www.jaredkirby.com. Jared is the editor and one of the translators of “Italian Rapier Combat”, the first complete, professional translation of Capo Ferro. He is also the editor and wrote the introduction for “The School of Fencing” by Domenico Angelo and annotated by Maestro Jeannette Acosta-Martínez. For more information, see Amazon.com.