February 25, 2012 at 3pm & 8pm
Monroe Center for the Arts
720 Monroe St., Hoboken, NJ
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This production is part of the VDAY 2012 and will be a benefit for WomenRising.
Who Is Who:
VDay Hoboken, produced by TTC,
proudly presents "The Vagina Monologues"
Written by: Eve Ensler
Directed by: Clara Barton Green
The award-winning play is based on V-Day
Founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more
than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece
CLARA BARTON GREEN (Director) hails from Virginia, and has worked up and
down the East Coast, and in Europe and Africa. As director she has helmed
acclaimed productions of such plays as Agnes of God, Sleeping in Tomorrow
(Spotlight On Halloween Festival), Vanities, Admit Impediments (Midtown
International Theatre Festival), and "Three Questions," winner of the 2002 Sam
French Off-Off Broadway Festival, as well as her own adaptation of A Christmas
Carol and The Pirates of Penzance with TTC. As an actor, she has worked with
Hinton Battle (Lady of Copper), Mark Hollman (Fare for All), and Tracie Thoms
(Hair). Favorite roles include Sheila in Hair, Helen in The Trojan Women, the Emcee
in Cabaret, Jenny in Shenandoah, Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Viola in
Twelfth Night, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Columbia in last fall's The Rocky
Horror Show with TTC. This past summer she was awarded Best Featured Actress
in a Full-Length Production for her performance as Roberta leFay in Sweeter
Dreams for the Planet Connections Festival. Clara attended both Mount Holyoke
College and Sweet Briar College and has a degree in English and music. She is
currently studying history at Columbia University, thereby completing a trifecta of
financially unviable academic disciplines. www.ClaraBartonGreen.com
celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this
one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies
and their lives. For more than twelve years, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES has given
voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
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JORDAN SYMINGTON (Stage Manager) This year is Jordan’s third consecutive
year of involvement with The Vagina Monologues. As an undergraduate student at
Seattle University, she was a cast member of the university’s 2010 production as
well as the director of the university’s 2011 production. She continues her
involvement with The Vagina Monologues as a way to share women’s stories and
to give back to her community.
AMADA ANDERSON (Winner Planet Connections Outstanding Lead Actress in a
Play 2010) Amada was most recently seen in Alba directed by Glory Kadigan at the
Gene Frankel Theater in November. She also appeared last year in two different
readings of Duncan Pflaster’s Empress of Sex , the first reading was directed by
Glory Kadigan, which won “Audience Favorite” as part of MTWorks National
NewBorn Festival and then again directed by Joan Kane at The Oberon Theatre.
Last summer she played Beth in Ninja Motorcycle Babes directed by Andrew
Rothkin as part of The Fresh Fruit Festival. She won the “Outstanding Supporting
Actress” award in 2010 for the role of Darcie in Andrew Rothkin’s play Danny. In
addition to acting Amada is a Singer/Tour Guide/Web Designer/Special Events
Organizer/Intuitive (Palm/Tarot)/ and THRILLER activist, who is living LIFE to the
fullest and inviting you to come along for the ride! www.amadaanderson.com
SANDY COCKRELL is the Artistic Director, JCITY Theater, last seen in the JCITY
Theater's New Jersey Premiere of RACE as Jack Lawson. Other favorite JCITY
roles include Alexa, Mary, Lisa, Eleanor & Nickles. Her off-Broadway credits
include Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Seagull, Living Proof and the Last Baby
Boomer. Regionally, she has performed with Actors Theatre of Louisville,
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and St. Louis Rep. She holds a MFA from
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. AEA, SSCD, SAG. It is a privilege! Thank you.
In memory of Estorai, strangled by her husband for giving birth to a girl.
JENNY FERSCH is thrilled to be working with TTC again. Jenny is a graduate of
Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and has been performing in
DC, NY, and NJ since 2006. Past shows with TTC are The Wild Party (Director), Glory
Days (Director), The Rocky Horror Show, Tommy, Working, and Seussical. Other
credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronette) Actor's Harbor Theatre, It's A
Wonderful Life Radio Play (Mary Hatch) Attic Ensemble, Biloxi Blues (Rowena) Snug
Harbor, George M! (Ethel) Toby's Columbia, Grimm Tales (Hansel/Ashputtle) Snug
Harbor, The Boys Next Door (Sheila) Colonel's Men, Pippin Snug Harbor, Titanic
(Marion Thayer) Toby's Columbia, and Grease (Patty Simcox) Toby's Baltimore.
ALEXANDRA FINGER recently hosted The Theater Company's 'Ho Ho Ho for the
Holidays' cabaret, and is excited to be working with this great group of artists again!
Favorite local roles include Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Amnesia in Nunsense, and Dr.
Charlotte in Falsettos. Alex has a rich background in character improv, and has put
the voices in her head to work at Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens
Williamsburg, and The Jekyll and Hyde Club, to name a few. Recent directorial
credits include What I Like, a captivating and erotic short play by the inimitable
Duncan Pflaster. She studies voice with Alex Brumel, and is stoked to be back taking
classes at UCB theater with Brandon Gardner this spring. She would be thrilled to
continue the discourse of vaginae offstage, and in fact, will do so at the least
provocation. Love to Mr. P!
JENNIFER FISHER actress and torch song specialist. Jennifer is thrilled to be part
of this V-Day reading not only because of the great and worthy cause, but also
because she is in love with documentary theater. Theater influences include
Grotowski, Eric Morris and Michael Chekhov. Favorite roles include the Nurse in
Seneca's Medea and Sarah Bernhardt. Favorite charities include planting trees in
Africa and saving rare frogs in Peru.
YVONNE HERNANDEZ is an actress and comedian who has appeared at the
Eastville Comedy Club, The New york Comedy Club, and the Comic Strip. She has
headlined at the famous Nuyorican Cafe and recently performed her own, "One
Woman Show." In April of 2012, she will perform in Eve Ensler's latest,
"A memory, a monologue, a rant and a prayer."
NOBUKO HORI is honored to be working with TTC on this wonderful project.
Favorite roles include Lady Nijo in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, a scene as
Christmas Eve in Avenue Q as part of a musical showcase, and Consuelo in West
Side Story. Nobuko currently serves as Publicist and Producing Associate for the
Tony Award®-winning Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ, where
she also served as dramaturg for the critically-acclaimed production of A Raisin in
the Sun in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching ESL and beginner’s
Japanese, cooking, dancing, and meditation. Nobuko is a Rutgers University
graduate with a B.A. in Japanese studies and a minor in Italian language. She will
begin attending the Maggie Flanigan acting studio in September 2012.
SUMMER DAWN HORTILLOSA started acting in 2007 when she and one of her high
school best friends founded The Rudesby Algorithm Youth Acting Company. While
she loves acting, she is primarily a playwright and director. Her first full-length
drama, "Secrets; Love" will be performed in the Monroe Theatrespace and at the
Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City in March (more info at
SecretsLovePlay.com). She is also a journalist and has previously covered Hoboken
news and Arts/Entertainment for The Jersey Journal, for which she is now a
freelance arts writer. She is proud to be a part of VDAY 2012 and to work with The
Theater Company, Clara Barton Green and all the lovely, talented women in the
show. She thanks God, her family and friends for their support.
GINGER KIPPS is very happy to be making her The Theater Company debut in
such a powerful piece. Favorite roles have included Next Fall (Arlene), No More
Sundays (Elaine), Design for Murder (Louisa), The Four Doctors Huxley (Helen),
The Trojan Women (Hecuba), The Three Sisters (Olga), The Jewish Wife (The Wife),
Kennedy’s Children (Wanda), No Exit (Inez), Bonechiller (Lucretia), Last Night of
Ballyhoo (Director), The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (Director), Ladders
(Director) and Date-O-Rama (Director). Thanks to Eve Ensler for her remarkable
courage and thanks to Clara, Jordan and David for this opportunity, and to all the
wonderful women reading with me.
SESAME LEONARD-POLI, Harlem native, currently resides in Jersey City.
Discovering Eve Enslers Vagina Monologues and V-Day.Org has been
inspirational and empowering for Sesame. She is delighted to be part of this
KRISTY MAGEE is honored to be a part of VDAY. She most recently played Rizzo in
The Theater Company's production of "Grease- In Concert". Other roles include
Fantine in "Les Miserables", Louisa in "The Fantasticks" and The Bakers Wife in "Into
The Woods". She is a graduate of The American Musical And Dramatic Academy.
She thanks her mom, Lana, Brett, Billy and the "vegan girls" for their love and
LIBERTY MICHELSEN is excited to return to The Vagina Monologues after having
last appeared in a Brooklyn, NY production in 2003. She is a high school art
teacher and artist. Liberty’s personal art has been “vagina inspired” and focuses
on many of the same themes that VDay does. She is an avid, but horrible singer
and enjoys standing up for what’s right. Liberty would like to thank her friends for
supporting her and The Theater Company for having her.
JESSICA NELSON is currently studying Musical Theatre and Gender Studies at New
Jersey City University. She is an aspiring actress and activist with an ear for words, a
heart for music, and a passion for academia. Recent credits include: City of Angels
(Bootsie/Gene), Love of a Pig (Jenny), and Murder On Ice (Lucille Frye). She is also
known to dabble in performance art and spoken word. She is very excited and
grateful to be working on this production with alongside so many magnificent women!
JOANNE SMITH - At the Theatre Company, Joanne has been fortunate enough to
have appeared in Season’s Greetings, A Christmas Carol, Noon, For Whom The
Southern Belle Tolls, and NJ Playwrights readings. At the Attic Ensemble Theatre
Co. in Jersey City, she’s been hanging around a few decades backstage, onstage,
in the box office or in front of a computer. She has also appeared onstage with
Around The Block, Parlour Productions, Tempest, RadioLand Theatre, _gaia,
Carnival, Renaissance Theatre., Renegade, FastLaine Prod., Pegasus Theatre,
Academy Arts, Murder Mystery, Inc. and The Civic Theatre. Joanne is very grateful
to Clara, Jordan, Dave and Karen for this opportunity, & sends major thanks to a
phenomenal group of Co-Vaginas and the always-amazing TTC Crew. Lastly, but
never leastly, she sends all her love to Fredly.
TRISH SZYMANSKI is an actor/singer and theater professional who lives in
Jersey City NJ. Credits include acting, singing, producing and directing throughout
grammar school and high school; roles in NYU's Opera Theater Workshop; Karen
in "Even the Queen" at the Pantheon Theater; Control in "Watermelon" (Hudson
County One-Act Festival); Mamma Pollynose in _gaia productions' "The Flora Dora
Girls Weekly sewing Circle"; Elaine in _gaia productions' stagings of "Washout"; an
actor/reader in Uptown Crew's Dramatic Readings of the works of Edgar Allen
Poe; and most recently as Senator/Clergyman in "Galileo the Musical" during the
2011 Planet Connections Festivity in NYC. She is working on an adaptation of a
short story by Washington Irving. Trish is excited to have the opportunity to work
with The Theater Company and thanks her supportive friend-amily.
LINDA VOLLKOMMER - This is Linda's 12th performance of The Vagina Monologues.
She previously performed the show at Stevens Institute of Technology where she is
a Professor of Physical Education and the Head Women's Fencing Coach. The annual
event is produced along with her team as their community service fund raiser for
Women Rising. Linda has also performed in various productions with the Stevens
Dramatic Society, of which she is the faculty advisor. With TTC, she was "Glinda the
Good Witch" in The Wizard of Oz (one of her favorite roles), and "Todd's Mother" in
Quilt: A Musical Celebration. Linda is a lifetime resident of Hoboken and dedicates
her performance to all the other "Old Ladies" of Hoboken. She will continue to do the
show whenever possible - "Until the Violence Stops."
CHRISTINE MARIE WALSH is thrilled to be in her first show with The Theater
Company of Hoboken and to work with them to support the incredible VDay
movement. Christine is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and a graduate of Northern
Kentucky University's BFA Acting program. She has recently been seen performing
with Cin City Burlesque as burlesque dancer and vocal performer “Cherry Bomb.”
Some of her favorite works include The Crucible (Director), Crimes of the Heart
(Lenny), Romeo and Juliet (Assistant Director) and the world premiere of Alissa
Through the Glass and Into Terezin (Assistant Director). She gives her love to her
friends and family for their endless support, and to Ginger Snapps and the ladies of Cin
City Burlesque for helping her feel such pride and empowerment in being a woman.
HELOISE WILSON European actress, currently enrolled at the stella alder studio of
acting. Previously studied at AADA and Acting International. This is her first New
Jersey production and Heloise is delighted to be part of the team.
PHOENIX XIMÉNEZ is proud to be a “Vagina Warrior” in this production of the
Vagina Monologues as part of Eve Ensler’s global V-Day Event. Phoenix originally
began in modeling but decided to pursue acting after performing in a local
community theatre production. A resident of Morrisville, PA at the time, she
followed her heart and moved to New York to pursue her dreams. She is currently
focused on training for musical theatre, her ultimate passion but has worked on
Off-Broadway and in regional theatre, film and TV. Her credits include War Songs
and Woodstock at 40, Bristol Riverside Theatre; Rumple Who? and A Christmas
Carol, 13th Street Repertory Theatre; The Children of Hip Hop, independent feature
film; Host for documentary Real Desire, Horse TV; Law & Order (NBC) and One Life
To Live (ABC). Phoenix would like to thank her mom, Amy for being her #1 fan,
Eve Ensler for bringing these stories to light and the mysterious source of courage
that drives her to pursue her dreams. “Only she who attempts the absurd, can
achieve the impossible.” PEACE.
JULIA F. LOMBA is a highly motivated person with a strong interest in the Arts. She
attends classes in oil painting at JC Art School and acting at The Art House. She first
caught the performing arts bug at a theatre group called Actor’s Factory that
performed at Mt. Carmel Church Hall. Performances were a combination of music &
acting; and Julie was in a variety of musical numbers – Cats, Hello Dolly, Chicago,
Wind Ups, and more. Later, she enrolled in acting courses at NJCU and was cast as
Corinna Stroller in House of Blue Leaves and as Lady Capulet in the college
production of Romeo & Juliet. More recently, Julie was in chorus roles in productions
of Anything Goes and Cabaret, and she performed in Mystery Dinner Theatre
productions In JC. Julie loves to stay active with the theatre community and often
volunteers at the Attic Ensemble, Monroe Theater, and The Landmark Loews. She is
excited to have this opportunity to work with the women of the V-Monologues.