Kimber is so thrilled to be back at Ephemera! Credits include tours of We Will Rock You and Spamalot. Regional theater credits include West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, Spamalot, and Chicago. Kimber is currently a staff writer at PuckerMob.com. You can check out more at www.kimberbenedict.com. Huge thanks to Avi, Alden, and the ever growing Ephemera team for making this absolutely magical piece!
Australian born, Dawn El-Choufani has been dancing professionally both nationally and internationally for over 8 years. She has worked as a commercial dancer at large scale events for numerous companies such as 'Red Bull,' 'Southern Comfort’ and ‘NBC’. She has also completed three contracts with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines which saw her travel to over 22 different countries. In her time away from the stage, Dawn is a Master Pilates instructor and an avid yogi who enjoys sunshine and bottomless mimosas (in that order). She now resides in Manhattan where she has adopted a true New Yorker lifestyle sans the Vegemite and is very excited to be working with cast of Ephemera.
Chris Jehnert is stoked to be back in the world of Ephemera! Chris hails from Baltimore, MD with his degree in Vocal Performance! Credits: National Tour: ``Larger Than Life`` (Vocalist), ``Hairspray`` (Fender) Regional: ``Next to Normal`` (Gabe), ``Die Kleinen`` (Henrik) & More! TV/Film: ``Disposable Teens`` (Season 1 now on Amazon Prime)!
Kaitlyn Moise is ecstatic to reprising the role of the Waif after being a part of the original cast in October 2015. Kaitlyn is an actress/dancer/singer/choreographer originally from the great state of Texas now living in Brooklyn. Kaitlyn is currently choreographing and co-producing the Off-Broadway musical, Crashlight, premiering this August at The Cherry Lane Theater. Other recent theater credits include: The Dreaming, Bottled Up, The Lost Goddesses, Carousel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Footloose, and Cabaret. Kaitlyn received the majority of her dance training at NC School of the Arts and then when on to dance and teach at Ballet Austin for several years. Thanks to Avi for this opportunity, all of her amazing friends and this incredibly talented cast!
Nicky Romaniello is very happy to be back in the thick of the Debauchery after being part of the original production of Ephemera. He is currently shooting the independent films COCAINE and CAN HITLER HAPPEN HERE?
Kim grew up in St. Louis, MO dancing and singing at COCA (center of contemporary arts). After graduating from New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL she quickly moved to NYC to pursue her dreams. She is very excited to be part of the Ephemera 2016 cast!
Anna Terese Stone
Anna Terese Stone is beyond thrilled to be joining the cast of Ephemera! Anna was most recently seen on the International and National tours of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Regional & International Productions: Original cast of Scrooge No More (Elegant Wife), Dancing Queen, Le Grande Cirque, and Christmas on Ice. Guest Artist with Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and Resident Artist at ‘Motivated Movers NYC.’ Anna graduated with a BFA from Oklahoma City University. She cannot wait to share her passion with you!
Lena Wolfe holds a B.F.A in Dance from the University of Arizona. Ms. Wolfe toured internationally through eastern China on The Great American Dance Tour with Art.If.Act Dance Project. She has performed in numerous shows in the Pacific Northwest including Chop Shop, Full Tilt, and the inaugural Launch 1.0 at The Studios. Additionally, Ms. Wolfe was a soloist dancer and aerialist with the Seattle based performative mythology cirque troupe The Cabiri, and the Chandelier in Verlaine and McCann’s burlesque Alice in Wonderland at the Triple Door in Seattle, WA. Lena is delighted to be making her NYC performance debut in Ephemera!
Avital Asuleen is a director, choreographer, and performer who loves to tell timeless stories through music and dance. Recent choreography credits include: associate to Lorin Latarro on Prospect Theater Company's production of ``Jasper in Deadland,`` ``The Queen Bees`` (Queens Theatre), and ``Gypsy`` (WPPAC). Performance credits include ``I'll Say She Is`` and Ms. Shields on the national tour of ``A Christmas Story.`` She's also the founder of The Choreography Lab.
MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s TSOA. With John Herin, Ethan Frome (opera) CindeRelativity, Improvisation, Under The Skin, AVAC Memories, Buying Time (shorts); The Passion of George W. Bush, (NYC Fringe); adaptation of The Tempest. Other recent: DECO (chamber), Divine Sarah (musical), and Romeo and Juliet (incidental).
Beth Ann Baker is happy to be joining the Ephemera team behind the scenes. A native of Greenville, SC, Beth Ann graduated from Catholic University with a Bachelors of Music. She toured nationally with the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers. She’s had the pleasure of performing regionally in some of her favorite shows: A Chorus Line (Kristine) at Ogunquit Playhouse; White Christmas (Rita) at Northern Stage; Singin’ In The Rain (Lina Lamont) at NBFT; CATS (Cassandra) at Surflight Theatre; and Dames at Sea (Mona) at Shawnee Playhouse. Thanks go to Avi and Alden for letting me be a part of such a great show.
Kimber is so thrilled to be back at Ephemera! Credits include tours of We Will Rock You and Spamalot. Regional theater credits include West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, Spamalot, and Chicago. Kimber is currently a staff writer at PuckerMob.com. Huge thanks to Avi, Alden, and the ever growing Ephemera team for making this absolutely magical piece!
Dann is excited to help bring Ephemera to life! Playwriting credits include ``Diary: A One Act Play,`` produced by the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. He's the co-founder of Casa de Beverley's One Acts and Snacks, a monthly showcase of new work by up-and-coming playwrights. A former freelance journalist, his writing has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, The Verge, Mashable, Laptop Magazine, and Tom’s Guide. He lives in Brooklyn and works on the engineering team of an ad-tech company.
So, there's a lot to be said; I prefer to listen and learn. I love theater, and the arts and just having fun in the meantime. Right now you can most often find me working in a cool museum and enjoying my spare time taking on projects and generally finding ways to bring fulfillment and happiness into my life. Find me!
Scott is excited to be back again with this current run of Ephemera after managing audio engineering duties during the very first performance presentation of Ephemera.
Scott began his audio engineering & technical career at the very early age of 12 years old while doing reel-to-reel recording of weekly services for his church (as dad sang in the choir). From there it was a quick graduation as a budding music loving teen guitar player to become the House Tech for his band mates & doing sound for many other local & regional performing artists.
Between hours of owning & operating his own recording studio, Scott graduated from Grumman Aerospace Technical School with training in digital electronics & engineering and worked with Grumman on high tech projects that included NASA and IBM as well as complex RADAR & aeronautical navigational systems. Not music, still techie & FUN.
As a seasoned, accomplished & sought after DJ, Scott has also performed on stage & in DJ booths for thousands in clubs & at exclusive private parties, from The Hamptons to Hunter Mountain, Manhattan to Montauk Point.
Recently Scott has worked on technical & engineering projects spanning live rock band performances & festivals, NPR recordings, cabaret & theater sound and many indie recording projects. Scott is to be found most happy & certainly right at home anywhere that there are a tangle of wires, microphones, stands, meters, knobs, dials, faders & of course, large (or small) mixing consoles & computer workstations.
Just LOVE working closely with my buddy Alden on this awesome Ephemera project! Thanks for bringing me aboard.
Emily Cordes is a New York City-based actress and theatre administrator. On stage, on camera, and in life, she tells stories which move, transcend, captivate, provoke, and connect. Recent performance credits include Mother in Seven Deadly Sins (Schapiro Theater/Dir. Pálína Jónsdóttir), Courtesan in Dances of Life—And Death (Hudson Guild Theatre/Dir. Anna Mantovani), Mater Coeli in Eleusis: Saturn (Dixon Place/Dir. Randal Barnett) and Lea in Look Alive, Starshine (Waking Vision Productions/Dir. Sean Jenny). Emily is a graduate of Smith College and Columbia University, and has trained with SITI Company, ESPA/Primary Stages, Interactive PlayLab, and Lucid Body House. Offstage, she has served as The Bushwick Starr’s Marketing Associate, and assisted This Is Not a Theatre Company in marketing and promoting the site-specific audio play Ferry Play. Emily also reviews performances for the blog Theatre Is Easy. Thanks to Avi, Dann, and the Ephemera team for this opportunity!
A theatre graduate from Fordham University, she has spent most of her post grad working on shows in NYC , LA, and Minneapolis, as a Choreographer, Assistant Director, and Performer. Recent Choreography credits include: NY Theatre Barn’s Choreography Lab, Song From the Uproar with LA Opera (Dance Captain/Asst. Dir.), TEXAS Musical Drama (Asst. Choreo./Dance Captain-TPHF), Much Ado About Nothing (Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation), Die Fledermaus (TPHF), How LTR Stole Christmas (Kraine Theatre, NYC), The Wong Kids (Boston, NYC, and CTC *won best show MN and best family show Off Broadway NYC), DIVA (NYC, *won best musical United Solo). A native Houstonian, Jennifer has performed with Bay Area Houston Ballet and Theatre and Theatre Under the Stars. Favorite credits include Into the Woods (Cinderella), Bye, Bye, Birdie (Rosie), Gypsy (w/Andrea McArdle), and dance roles in The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. In addition, Jen has many professional stage management credits and is a proud member of the SDCF 2016-2017 Observorship Class. Jennifer would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous loving support!
Laura Lee Everett
The artistic services director for OPERA America, Laura Lee Everett has more than two decades of experience in opera production and stage management, collaborating with some of the most renowned conductors, directors, designers and singers in contemporary opera. She produced the Opera America Songbook (a collection of 50 commissioned songs for the opening of the National Opera Center), created the programming series Onstage at the Opera Center, and developed the “Opera Grants for Female Composers” program. She also recently launched the Women’s Opera Network webpage, which features content on gender parity in the arts, women in leadership roles at U.S. opera companies, and other resources. Laura Lee continues to serve and facilitate artistic networks for technical/production, artist training, artistic administration, and new American works across the world of opera. Her own training as a singer and pianist has fueled her passion for mentoring young artists. Prior to her post at OPERA America, Laura Lee spent ten years as the managing director at the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland, and eight seasons with the Aspen Opera Theater Center, as well as working on new operas with many of today’s most prolific composers and librettists, at Anchorage Opera, Baltimore Opera, The Dallas Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera Company.
Katelin joins the Ephemera team fresh off of assisting the innovative Al Blackstone and Billy Griffin on Freddie Falls in Love. Katelin received her Bachelor’s of Science in American Dance Pedagogy from Oklahoma City University and has studied with such notable choreographers as Richard J Hinds, Al Blackstone, Josh Bergasse, and more. Her choreography has been featured in a number of showcases in New York City including RAW Artists, The Choreographer’s Collective, The Young Choreographer’s Festival, and The Choreographer’s Canvas. Her past projects include choreography for New Theater (The Addams Family), The Maritime Aquarium( Rocky Horror Picture Show), The National Pole and Arial Dance Competition, and the prestigious Broadway Dance Center. All of my love and gratitude to my family, whose support has allowed me to live a limitless life and the confidence to boldly pursue my passion.