Director/Producer
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Aftermath

Aftermath explores the sad, difficult, manic and sometimes hilarious time that follows the end of a ruinous relationship.

The show presents romantic heartbreak, and the hard work of moving on through the eyes of Donna Elvira from Mozart's Don Giovanni, a woman driven mad by bad love.

Aftermath features a cast of 11 performers, including 4 opera singers, 3 musical theater singers, 2 dancers, 2 actors and a pianist. Composer, Robbie Torres wrote the original music. Aftermath also features music by Mozart, Schubert, Wagner, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and an original song by cast member, Anna Stefanic. Directed by Cara Consilvio, with text written by the director and ensemble cast.

Aftermath

Aftermath explored the sad, difficult, manic and sometimes hilarious time that follows the end of a ruinous relationship.

The show presented romantic heartbreak, and the hard work of moving on, through the eyes of Donna Elvira from Mozart's Don Giovanni, a woman driven mad by bad love.

Aftermath featured a cast of 11 performers, including 4 opera singers, 3 musical theater singers, 2 dancers, 2 actors and a pianist. Composer, Robbie Torres wrote the original music. Aftermath also featured music by Mozart, Schubert, Wagner, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and an original song by cast member, Anna Stefanic. Directed by Cara Consilvio with choreography by Juliet Ante, with text written by the director and ensemble cast.

 

 
 

Dates & Times: 

Tuesday, 9/3/2013 at 8 PM
Thursday, 9/5/2013 at 8 PM
Saturday, 9/7/2013 at 8 PM

Place :

The National Opera Center
330 7th Ave. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

 

Credits

Director: Cara Consilvio

Original Music: Robbie Torres

With music selections by Mozart, Schubert, Wagner, Puccini, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Anna Stefanic

Choreography: Juliet Ante


Featuring: Julie Farina, Anna Farysej, Julie Finefrock, Kathleen Grace Fiori, Amanda Hall, Julie-Anne Hamula, Beverly Love, Sarah Misch, Jessi St. George, Anna Stefanic and Lyndsay Werking.

Lighting Designer: Lauren Bremen

Executive Producer: Alex Charner

Producer: Cara Consilvio

Associate Producer: Lyndsay Werking

Publicity Design: Alex Charner


 

Production Team

Cara Consilvio

(Director/Producer)

For over ten years, Cara has performed, produced and directed in New York. Cara recently produced the short film Bowes Academy for MINORapocalypse. She spent several years producing tribute documentaries for the NEA Opera Honors Awards and the NEA Jazz Master Awards, where she produced videos that chronicled the life and careers of such luminaries as Philip Glass, Marilyn Horne, and the Marsalis Family. She served as the supervising producer for the recording of the OPERA America Songbook, a commission of 47 composers who wrote songs to celebrate the opening of the National Opera Center. In the fall of 2011, Cara produced the NEA Opera Honors award show at the Sidney Harmon Hall in Washington D.C., a show that boasted an appearance by the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

A performer of opera, theater, and dance, Cara enjoys creating multidisciplinary projects that utilize her unique and varied background.

She and Alex Charner founded Hup! Productions to produce film and theater projects that reward risk and exploration. Hup! is the last sound you hear in a trapeze class before jumping off the platform. With a paralyzing fear of heights, Cara sees in Hup! an opportunity to express the terror of standing on the platform and the exhilaration of hopping off. Aftermath is the inaugural project for Hup! Productions, along with two short films in development, scheduled to shoot in January and August of 2014.

 

Robbie Torres

(Composer) 

Robbie Torres is a NYC based Composer/Performer. He has been commissioned to write pieces for Dance, Theatre, & Opera and his works have been presented at NYC venues including the Professional Performing Arts School, Marymount Manhattan, The Tada Theatre, Theatre Below St. Marks, and the swank, 54 Below. Two of his full-length musicals - Requiem For My Father & The Spinning Middle – were presented at Marymount Manhattan College and are slated for future productions.   He recently scored the world premier of Charles L. Mee’s The Four Seasons, which was performed at the famed Angel Orensanz Foundation.  Noteworthy acting credits include Saul in RAGS, directed by Barbara Siman-Strouse, the title role in Pippin, Woof in HAIR, and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show. Robbie is employed by Rosie’s Theatre Kids, a non-profit organization founded by Rosie O’Donnell that gives inner-city children the opportunity to explore Theatre Arts and benefit from the boundless gifts the arts can bestow.

B.A. Theatre Arts, Marymount Manhattan College, Cum Laude

 

Juliet Ante

(Choreography) 

Juliet Ante was born in San Francisco, CA and studied at University of California, Irvine where she completed a Bachelor's in Dance and a Minor in Education. During her studies she worked with choreographers such as Loretta Livingston, Donald McKayle, Lisa Naugle, and Melanie Rios Glaser. She was a member of Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, and danced for Donald McKayle's Etude from 2010-2011. 

 Lauren Bremen

(Lighting Designer) 

Lauren Bremen has a BA from Yale University. Recent Credits: Walking the Dead, Abstract Nude (VirtualArtsTV), La Boheme (Amore Opera), Huis Clos, The Austerity of Hope, Olivo e Pasquale (Amore Opera), The Assistant, Love in Pine, La Traviata (Amore Opera), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Blue Hill Troupe), Proof, Fit (fringeNYC), and The Th ree Times She Knocked (fringeNYC).

www.laurenbremen.net

Lyndsay Werking

(Associate Producer/Performer)

Lyndsay Werking is a mezzo-soprano and arts administrator active with many organizations in NYC. A passionate advocate and performer of new music and experimental theater, she is thrilled to collaborate with Cara and this amazing cast to create Aftermath. She performs regularly with the Young New Yorkers' Chorus, and serves as their general manager. As an administrator, titleist and volunteer, she has worked with the Prototype Festival, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, New York City Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera and GlobeTitles. In 2009, Lyndsay joined the artistic services department at OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. She holds a B.A. in music and theater from Colgate University.

 Alex Charner

(Executive Producer/Publicity Designer)

Alex Charner is an illustrator, designer and business communication training consultant, based in New York. He studies with Dalvero Academy, and is a part of their show Restoring a Past, Charting a Future at Mystic Seaport. Alex also worked as a storyboard artist and graphic designer for Bowes Academy (MINORapocalypse).

Alex co-founded Hup! Productions with director, Cara Consilvio. @alexcharner

 

Ensemble Cast

Julie Farina

Julie is so excited to get back to her classical roots and thanks Cara for the opportunity! Philly native, JMU graduate. In New York, she's recently performed in productions of Charles Mee's The Four Seasons, The Mikado and My Fair Lady. Many thanks to her family and friends for their unending love and support. 

Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall is a NYC based collaborative pianist experienced in musical theatre, art song, and opera.  Recent productions (coached and/or performed) include Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 13 the Musical, and This Ordinary  Sunday, a Sondheim Review.  She received Bachelors' degrees in vocal performance and music education from SUNY Fredonia, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in piano accompanying from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studies with renowned pianist Warren Jones.

Jessi St. George

Jessi St George is a musical theatre performer originally from Rochester, NY. Most recently she was featured as a dancer in Pygmalion at the 133rd st Arts Center. Favorite roles include: Into the Woods (Little Red), Company (Amy), and Hair (Tribe). She is a proud graduate of SUNY Fredonia's Acting program, with a minor in dance. She sends her love and thanks to her wonderful parents and supportive husband.

Anna Farysej

Anna Farysej, Polish soprano, currently completing her Master’s in New York and studying with Mrs. Catherine Malfitano.

She was a finalist at the International Vocal Competition in Vrable (Slovakia), took part in concerts in France (Fuilla Festival and Ville Franche de Conflent) and sang at the Polish Music Festival in Cracov, where she performed “Polish Requiem” by Krzysztof Penderecki.

This season she took part in the production of Aufstieg un Fall der Stadt Mahagonny by Kurt Weill in Manhattan School of Music and performed Russian songs at Carnegie Hall.

Her debut as Poppea in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble will take place August 20th 2013 in New York.

Julie-Anne Hamula

Julie-Anne Hamula, soprano, has most recently been seen as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Opera Naples. Other recent performances include Tormentilla in The Poisoned Kiss with Bronx Opera, Magnolia Hawks (Showboat) with Opera Naples, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) with Cape Cod Opera, Fiordiligi (Cosí fan tutte), Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann), Adina (L'elisir d'amore), and Gilda (Rigoletto) with Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, NY. She is the Grand Prize Winner of the Jenny Lind Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera Competition, The Marcella Kochanska Sembrich Competition, and 5 Towns Music and Art Foundation Competition, as well as a grant recipient from CareerBridges Foundation. Upcoming performances include Violetta (La Traviata) with Delaware Valley Opera.

juliehamula.com 

Anna Stefanic 

Anna Stefanic is a Midwestern transplant to NYC, where she's trying to carve out a place in the theatre community.  She is a member of Bedlam Ensemble, and some favorite credits include Veronica/Homer in Walking The Dead, Isabella in Measure For Measure, and Viola in Twelfth Night. By day, she works as a children's musician and piano teacher, and by night, she participates in crazy cool classical and experimental theatre projects like this one!

youtube.com/annastefanic

Julie Finefrock 

Julie Finefrock has been, at one time or another, an actor, director, playwright, and producer. She has never ever done anything remotely opera-y, so this is an exciting foray into strange lands! She studied theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill and The American Conservatory Theatre, but now spends most of her time helping kids get into college. She lives in Brooklyn with her lovely husband, David, and amazing kid, Jude.

 

Beverly Love

Soprano Beverly Love’s recent appearances include the Marquise de Merteuil in Susa’s The Dangerous Liaisons with Opera Avanti at Lang Hall and the title role of Cherubini’s Medeawith One World Symphony.  Additional engagements have included Elaisa in the North American premiere of Mercadante’s Il giuramento with Brooklyn’s OperaOggi, Solveig in Grieg’s Peer Gynt with OWS, and Cora in Paulus’ The Postman Always Rings Twice with Opera Avanti.  In 2014, she will be performing highlights from Die Zauberflöte and Les Contes d’Hoffmann as a guest artist at the Quakertown Choral Festival and Madame Goldentrill in the Impresario at the Westergaard Gala in Philadelphia.

 

Kathleen Grace Fiori

Kathleen Grace Fiori is thrilled to be a part of “Aftermath”, and working with such a wonderfully dedicated and creative team. A 2012 graduate from SUNY Fredonia with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Ms. Fiori was most recently seen in the National Tour of Cirque Dreams “Holidaze”, and the SAG-AFTRA pilot “FOR REAL”, for Dreamthree Productions. Favorite credits include Lady Macbeth in “Macbeth”, Housekeeper in “Man of LaMancha” starring Robert Newman, Antonia in “My Antonia”. Thank You to Cara for her insight, guidance and direction. Much love,always, to her amazing family and boyfriend for their unending support and wisdom.

Sarah Misch 

Sarah Misch is an actor, choreographer, director, and theatre educator. She holds a B.S. in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt. Recent acting credits include Audience Chorus in  the world premiere of Charles Mee's The Four Seasons (Merchants Hall), Vivian in "4Play" (The Player's Theatre), Eilonwy in The House of Ichabod Crane (Trusty Sidekick Theatre Company), and Tuzenbach in Three Sisters (Onomatopoeia Theatre Co.). Sarah hopes to one day be a part of an ensemble of artists that contributes to the American stage through the creation of new and innovative works so "Aftermath" is right up her alley.

Follow her on twitter @sarah_mischief

 
 
Hup! Productions Founded in 2013, by Cara Consilvio and Alex Charner. Hup! is about creating art and entertainment that rewards risk and exploration. It's about the fear you feel on a trapeze platform, and the exhilaration of hearing "hup!" and jumping into adventure.

Hup! Productions

Founded in 2013, by Cara Consilvio and Alex Charner. Hup! is about creating art and entertainment that rewards risk and exploration.

It's about the fear you feel on a trapeze platform, and the exhilaration of hearing "hup!" and jumping into adventure.