Synecdoche Works is pleased to announce the cast of Again, the Spell by Lennart Nielsen – 7/12/2022
Jade (Leslie Vallaincourt) is thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring and magical show! Recent theatre credits include: “My Monster” and “Sparks on the 7 Train”- both won 1st place in two festivals at The Players Theatre. Film credits: “The Robbear” (which Jade co-wrote, produced and starred in) and “Sweet Karma” NY Film Academy- won the NY online new film makers festival 2022. More info at Jade-Anderson.com “Congratulations to Lennart, Alicia, Jennifer, the amazing cast and everyone involved in making this beautiful show a reality!”
Grace (Sister Lettice) is a Canadian-American actor based in Maine. She is an Artistic Associate at Portland Stage (Senior Living; Read to Me). Favorite roles include: Amanda, The Glass Menagerie, Florence Foster Jenkins, Souvenir (Rep Stage), and Cindy-Lou Who, Who’s Holiday (Good Theater). TV favorites: Tell Me No Lies, Psych, The 4400, Romeo, Masters of Horror. AEA.
Jaguar Bennett (The Narrator/The Bear) is a public relations man, writer, actor, and comedian. He is the creator of several one-man shows, including “Bullet Point: A Tragedy Told in the Form of a PowerPoint Presentation”; “Bullshit Is My Native Language”; and “Start Your Own Religious Cult for Fun and Profit.”
Harold (Quemblin) has acted and directed off Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, and at over 20 regional theatres across the USA, including the Guthrie, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Pittsburgh Public, Cincinnati Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, and Gloucester Stage, among others. He played Norman Granz in the national tour of Ella. He was founding artistic director of the Arizona Repertory Theatre and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the School of Theatre, Film, & Television at the University of Arizona, where the Harold Dixon Directing Studio is named for him.
Nicole – they/she (Melody Plaque) is grateful to be a part of this production. New York: FIAF, FringeNYC, Theater for the New City, NYU. Regional: Playhouse on Park, Shakesperience, Spirit of Broadway Theatre. Film/TV: CNN, Project Girl Series, Travel Channel.
Jeannine (Linda Mulholland) is an actor, singer and director based in NYC.
She won a Tina Award for her role as Melissa in The Kid (The New Group) alongside Christopher Sieber and Jill Eikenberry. Other credits include Clive (workshop, dir. Ethan Hawke), and various readings and film projects. More at jeanninefrumess.com.
Noah Israel (Dorian) Regional: To The Yellow House (La Jolla Playhouse); The Glass Menagerie, The 39 Steps, Sweeney Todd (Rep Stage); Legally Blonde (Keegan Theatre); Aquarium (Imagination Stage); Big River (Adventure Theatre/Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Hairpsray, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma! (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre). UC San Diego credits: The Wunderlich, Napoli, Prepared, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, HEAP, Orestes 2.0. MFA UC San Diego. @noahcisrael | noahcisrael.com
Hannah McNew-she/her (Lorelai) is an NYC based creative and OU Muscal Theatre graduate. Regional credits include summer seasons at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre. To stay up to date on Hannah’s latest work visit her website at www.hannahbethmcnew.com.
Jay Lafayette Valentine (Timion Babbington-Stork): Throughout my artistic career, I’ve always loved the challenge of learning storytelling through different mediums. I’ve been trained in physical and musical theatre, voice, film, TV and Shakespeare but Zoom is new to me. I’m excited by this project due to it feeling familiar yet new (I started with Shakespeare) and I hope to soak up this experience and have fun.
Daniel Velez (Enos Plaque) is from Los Angeles, CA. Roles at Juilliard include: Alan in Raft of the Medusa, Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, and Hal in Henry IV Part 1. Awards include: National YoungArts Winner in Theater (2020), The Music Center’s Spotlight Competition Grand Prize Finalist in Acting (2019).
Dominique Nadeau (AEA Stage Manager) earned her B.A. in Theatre Studies and Dramaturgy from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and is currently working towards her M.Ed. in Drama in Education from Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. She founded and created the Lisle Park District’s Youth Theatre Program and recently returned from stage managing Menopause the Musical Tour.
Synecdoche Works is pleased to announce the cast of Seahorse, by J. C. Pankratz – 3/26/2022
Cody Sloan as (Reuben/Narrator) and Omi Ford as (Narrator/Reuben).
Cody Sloan (he/him) is an LA based actor. He’s honored to be a part of the development of SEAHORSE. Off-Broadway: Seven Deadly Sins (Tectonic Theater Project). Regional credits: La Jolla Playhouse, Diversionary Theatre, and SpeakEasy Stage Company among others. MFA in Acting from UC San Diego. www.codydsloan.com
Omi Ford (He/Him/His) was born and based in Queens, NY, Omi has been acting since he was 15. He graduated from AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in June of 2019, and has since appeared in several indie theatre productions, as well as short films. omiford.com
Announcing Awardees for the Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language 2021
We received an astonishing and humbling 365 plays in our debut year! Thank you to all who submitted.
Submissions for 2022 open in March.
J.C. Pankratz for Seahorse
Reuben is a trans man continuing his attempts to conceive a child after the death of his husband. In processing his grief and hope, Reuben turns his insemination endeavors into moments of self-recognition by donning different costumes and persona for each try. (Juliet, Zeus, and St. Francis all make appearances.) Instead of a funerary parade, this one-person play seeks the purpose of life for the living, for the dead, and for the not-yet-arrived.
Zoom reading on April 9, 2022. Time TBA. Please contact email@example.com for invitation.
Special Jury Prize
Lennart Nielsen for Again, the Spell
About Again, the Spell
A farcical, time-traveling story set in an ancient forest, Again the Spell uses mistaken identity, lovers at cross-purposes, and faith that inter-human communication is sometimes possible to tell an optimistic tale about personal identity, conviction, and love.
Zoom reading in July of 2022. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for invitation.
Eric Marlin for How to Mourn the Dead
Nikki Massoud for CUT-A Blasphemy
kanishk pandey for The Fate of the Online Cow
Phanésia Pharel for Black Girl Joy
Learn more about our finalists’ prize awardees here.
Zoe Bloomfield for The House of Clytemnestra: A Retelling
Ezra Brain for Arden
Megan Campisi for Malus Domestica
Gloria Bond Clunie for The Poppy
Malique Guinn for Gang Sines
Alena Haney for Hunt
NaTasha Thompson for Day Clothes
Learn more about our longlist prize awardees here.