Song For A Future Generation

Company: The Management
Written by: Joe Tracz
Directed by: Meg Sturiano

Clones robots and teenage time travelers search for connection at a dance party aboard a satellite So what if its purpose is to celebrate an exploding star For the kids in this sci-fi dance party spectacle this is going to be the BEST NIGHT EVER
The Management present


Written by Joe Tracz
Directed by Meg Sturiano

Clones, robots and teenage time travelers search for connection at a dance party aboard a satellite. So what if its purpose is to celebrate an exploding star? For the kids in this "sci-fi dance party spectacle" this is going to be the BEST NIGHT EVER.

April 29 thru May 15
Thursday thru Saturday

The Cast and Crew

Joe Tracz (Playwright)
Joe is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose plays include BOY WONDERS, IN THE WOODS WHERE WOLVES ARE, and PHENOMENON OF DECLINE. His work has been developed or performed at Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown, Performance Network, ACTF, NYU, 59E59, and the Playwrights Realm. SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION had its world premiere in February with Lights Out Theater Company in Chicago. Joe is a member of the Ars Nova Play Group and a Playwrights Realm writing fellow. He has a BA in English from Kalamazoo College and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch.

Meg Sturiano (Director)
Meg Sturiano is a teacher and director born and raised in NYC. Some recent directing highlights include: the world premier of Julia Brownell's Extraordinary Circumstances (Trevor Project Benefit), Joshua Conkel's I Wanna Destroy You (EST's Bloodworks '09), Caitlin and the Swan (The Managementt, AD), Pia Wilson's End of the World (New Perspectives Women's Work Lab), and her own adaptation of The Love of Three Oranges. Meg studied theater at Connecticut College, the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, the Lee Strasberg Institute, and the Moscow Art Theatre School. She holds an MA in English Literature from Hunter College. Currently, Meg teaches and directs at Hunter College High School in Manhattan and at Acting Manitou in Maine.

Alex Teicheira (Log)*
Alex is happy to be making his debut with The Management. He was seen most recently in AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN EQUUS, also by Joe Tracz, BULLY TO YOU with Art Party/SOHO Rep, and EVEN MAYBE TAMMY at The Flea. He holds an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and is a proud member of Actors Equity. Thanks Mom.

Cal Shook (Thena)
Cal was raised in Shaker Heights, OH, and she studied theater at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In addition to being an actor, Cal is a teacher. She teaches young girls at the Brearley School, and she teaches grown-ups to do yoga. This is Cal's first production with The Management, and it is her first role in a "science fiction dance party spectacle play". She is very grateful for both opportunities.

Joe Varca (Log’s Dude)
Joe Varca Off Broadway: Macrune's Guevara. Other: Extraordinary Circumstances, City of Glass (Atlantic Theater Second Stage) As Far As We Know(New Works, New Directors Fellowship @ NY Theatre Workshop) YouthINK Festival and Lucky Girl (McCarter Theater Center) Romeo and Juliet(Center Stage). He is co-founder of Redux Productions and his work has been seen at the NYC Fringe Festival (Amerika - Best Ensemble Award and I Was Tom Cruise - Outstanding Play Award) His work in film has premiered and the TriBeCa Film Festival, the 48 Hour Film Festival (Winner Best Film - NYC) the Queens International Film Festival and Slamdance Film Festival.

Nick Lewis (Error)
Nick Lewis was most recently seen in Laughter Dark in plays by David Parr and Joe Tracz, and in Never/Cracked (Outstanding Production of a Special Event, MITF). Before moving to New York from Chicago Nick worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers' Theatre, the side project, and WBEZ, among many others. Since the move Nick has starred in the short films Solstice 21 and The Reformation as well as the online web series Empire at Thanks to Joe and The Management for letting him play along and, as always, to Adam.

Matt Barbot (The Kid)
Matt Barbot is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College's Theatre program. After studying at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey as a member of the Apprentice Company, he has recently been involved in The Cask of Amontillado (Fortunato) at the Southside Halloween Festival, Danton's Death (Take 1) with Many Tracks Productions, and The Ninja Cherry Orchard at the Brick Theater. His play, Infallibility, will soon be workshopped at Theatre for the New City's Combined Production Workshop and performed in June. In his spare time, Matt looks for a day job.

Tara Giordano (Marika 3)
Tara Giordano has appeared on stages throughout the US, including world premiere productions at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Minetta Lane Theatre (stage adaptation of the Alexander Payne filmCitizen Ruth and winner of Best New Musical for the 2009 NY Fringe). Favorite roles include Shelley in the DC premiere of Batboy: The Musical at Studio Theatre, Louise in The Underpants at Two River Theater Co, and Heidi in Heidi at Imagination Stage (Helen Hayes Award Nomination). Upcoming: The Edge of Peace at the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices festival; Lovesong of the Electric Bearwith PTP/NYC at Atlantic Stage 2.

Jennifer Harder (Shy)
Jennifer Harder first started acting with the Flint Youth Theatre in Michigan and received a BFA with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Companies she’s worked with include: Target Margin, Les Freres Corbusier, EST Youngblood, The Beggars Group, WTE Theatre, and the Dublin, Capital, and Montréal Fringe Festivals. She is a founding member of The Management and was last seen as Linda the Chicken in MilkMilkLemonade.

Jenny Gomez (Other Girl)
Jenny has been performing, producing, and writing in NYC for the past 4 years. She studied in the UK at RADA and the RSAMD. She recently had an original work produced by Ars Nova for their ANT Fest 2009. She works frequently and can be seen onstage often with Youngblood at EST, the CenterStage company, the Old Vic New Voices Network, and backyart and has worked in the past at the Public and the Lark.

Ronica Reddick (Marika 2)*
RONICA V. REDDICK (Marika 2) is a native of Syracuse, NY, and a graduate of Ithaca College. Regional credits include The Bluest Eye (Long Wharf Theatre & Hartford Stage), A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theater), The Rise and Fall of Day (Hartford Stage/Brand:New Fest.) New York Theatre: Dancing with Abandon (NY Fringe), Knickerbocker Holiday (York Theater), Tina Girlstar (NY Stage & Film), Infectious Opportunity (The Brick), The Jerusalem Syndrome (NYMF), I See London, I See France: The Underwear Musical! (NYMF), In Public (Manhattan Theater Source) and PPS: Junta High (PS122). NY readings: The Tapioca Miracle (dir. John Rando), Bubble Boy (dir. Scott Schwartz ), Double Time (dir. Lynne Taylor-Corbett) and People Like Us (dir. Isaac Butler). Film: Sex & the City 2, and Sexual Dependency. Ronica also sings with the Country, Rock, & Blues band Take My Lips.

Yesenia Tromp (Undercover Shy, Scientist, Computer)
Yesenia is so excited to be a part of this production! She holds a B.F.A in acting from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus. Previous NYC credits include, "10021: A Modern Tragedy" (Milk Can Theatre Company), "Sweet Love Sweet Lines Sweet Life!" (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), "Interpreting A Dream" (Quo Vadimus Arts-ID America Festival) and "Third Child" (NYC Fringe Festival). She is currently a member of "The Drafts" at Horse Trade Theatre Group.

Joleen Wilkinson (Marika 1)*
NY credits include Joe Tracz's An American Werewolf in Equus, David Parr's Mimi at the 44h Parallel, and Sex and the Boroughs. Regional credits include Dirty Blonde, Urinetown, The Importance of BeingEarnest, and Kiss Me Kate. Joleen is a member of the several acting companies within the NYU playwriting program and maintains a private voice studio in Manhattan. She also works with Upbeat NYC, and nonprofit organization that provides music education to underserved communities throughout the five boroughs.

Zoey Martinson (Tess)*
Zoey Martinson performed at the Guthrie in Caviar on Credit, Shakespeare On The Sound’s The Tempest, 49 Project at NY Fringe Festival, 365 Play/365 Days at the Public and NBC’s Law &Order. At NYU Grad her favorite roles where Matilde inThe Clean House and Cherie in Bus Stop. She also performed A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Diorama Theatre in London, and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet in Ghana, West Africa where she founded Bright Future Arts International. MFA NYU Grad Acting.

Joshua Conkel (The Kid’s Girl)
Joshua Conkel is not really an actor, but a playwright and the Artistic Director of The Management. He is the author of The Chalk Boy, MilkMilkLemonade, I Wanna Destroy You and The Sluts of Sutton Drive among others. He is a member of Youngblood, EST’s group for playwrights under thirty.

Cristina Knutson (Stage Manager)
Cristina Knutson is truly happy to be working with The Management. She most recently assisted in the direction of The Case of the Crushed Petunias with Target Margin Theater. Other recent directorial credits include: Dreaming of a White House with the 2009 Strawberry One Act Festival; the award winning The Reason Why I Lie and with the Writer/Director Forum at the Looking Glass Theater; she has also been the fight director on several shows, the most recent:5% with The Mekka Collective. When she isn't wearing her different theater hats, she enjoys writing, snuggling in with a good book, climbing trees, road adventures, and a great cup of coffee!

Tristan Jeffers (Sets)
Tristan Jeffers’ recent set designs include Trinity Rep’s Dreams of Antigone in Providence, RI; Guerrilla Shakespeare Project's Two Noble Kinsmen; the Brown/Trinity MFA Programs’ 2006-7 and 2008-9 seasons; Babel Theatre Project's Brack's Last Bachelor Party,You May Go Now, and Stomp and Shout (an' Work it All Out).

Grant Wilcox (Lights)
Grant Wilcoxen’s recent credits include: Lighting Designer for Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with New Players Company in Ridgewood, NJ and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Loft Theater. Also, a new opera of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and As You Like It with SUNY Purchase Repertory. Other Design credits include Mercedes Benz Star Lounge at Concours De Elegance and The eBay on Location Tour. Grant has also bee the Associate lighting Designer for The Duchess of Malfiwith Red Bull Theater, Golden Age at The Kennedy Center, Broke-Ology and Clay at Lincoln Center, and Mourning Becomes Electra at The New Group.

Adam Swiderski (Sound)

Nicole Beerman (Choreographer)*
Choreography Credit include: Harriet’s Halloween Candy (Seattle Children’s Theatre), Annie (NYC), Tapestry (Featured - Oregon Cabaret Theater), Wizard of Oz, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Suessical, Lysistrata, The Fantastics, and countless Fashion Shows at (Art Institute of Seattle). Recent Acting Credits: Lucy in The Cuban and The Redhead: Readings at the Payan Theatre (NYC), Village Theater (Next to Normal) and ReVision Theater. Nicole has also worked at Seattle Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Empty Space Theatre, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul), American Musical Theatre of San Jose, The Ohio Theater - Clubbed Thumb (NYC) and many more.

Charissa Bertels (Asst. Choreographer)*
is thrilled to join the team for this exciting project! She has a BA in musical theatre from Kansas State University. She performs professionally and recently relocated to New York from Seattle. Recent credits include Christmas Carolyn (NYU reading), Joseph…Dreamcoat (5th Avenue Theatre) and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Alpine Theatre Project). She would like to thank Nicole and the artistic team for getting her involved in this show, her friends and family, God and her amazing husband, James.