8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them
Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm
by A. Rey Pamatmat
October 14 - 30, 2011
and Sunday at 1 pm.
Additional Sunday at 5:30 pm on Oct. 23 & 30
Student Rush Tickets available!!!
$15 for students 25 and under
with valid ID, ½ hour before curtain
Directed by Ricky J. Martinez*
Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana
Lighting Designer: Kris Cardenas
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Jensen*
Assistant Stage Manager: Ruben Diaz, Nathalia Lemos+
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office & House Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Photography (marketing & publicity),
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz
EDITH - Natasha Waisfeld*
* members of Actors' Equity Association
KENNY - Juan Gonzalez Machain*
BENJI - John Robert Warren*
+ member of the New Theatre Apprentice Program
(To read reviews, please click on the publication.)
"...if a journey into a captivating, wonderfully acted world sounds enticing, do get to New Theatre... This one is that special."
- Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald
"...a provocative, even moving vision of the challenges of surviving modern adolescence in what seems a hostile adult world."
Florida Theater On Stage
"It's a fresh work and a valuable tale about a non-traditional American family. It's worth seeing for those who appreciate new American storytelling"
- Camille Lamb, Miami New Times
This timely and controversial work examines the lives of two all but abandoned teens having to create a makeshift family and its values
while getting through the pangs of growing up.
Recipient of the National New Play Network's Continued Life for New Plays Theatre Fund and rolling World Premiere with the Humana
Festival, KY and Actor's Express, ATL, GA and Mu Performing Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
About the Playwright
Click here to see an interview with the playwright about EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM at The 35th Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
A. Rey Pamatmat recently received the 2011 - 12 Playwright of New York Fellowship from The Lark Play Development Center. His play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them began a rolling world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2011 Humana Festival of New American Plays before productions in Coral Gables, FL (New Theatre), Atlanta, GA (Actor's Express), Minneapolis, MN (Mu Performing Arts), Sacramento, CA (B Street Theater), and Durham, NC (Manbites Dog Theater). His play Thunder Above, Deeps Below, initially produced by Second Generation, will be the inaugural production in the new space of San Francisco's Bindlestiff Studio in early 2012. Samuel French will publish both plays in Spring 2012.
Rey's play Deviant was produced by the Vortex Theatre Company, and his shorts have been produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville (This is How It Ends, Ain't Meat, and 1260 Minute Life), Vampire Cowboys (Red Rover), HERE (High/Limbo/High), and the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp (Out of Joint). His work has been featured in HX Magazine's Top Ten Plays and nominated for two NYIT Awards including Outstanding New Script (DEVIANT). Rey's work has been developed at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, New Work Now! at The Public Theater, Victory Gardens' Ignition Festival, Playwrights' Horizons, The Magic Theatre's Virgin Play Series, Ars Nova, Ma- Yi Theatre Company, Rattlestick, E.S.T., The Lark, New Dramatists, The American Theater Company, the National New Play Network Showcase at The Curious Theatre, and the National Asian American Theater Conference at The Guthrie, and he has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory Theater, the Actors' Theatre of Louisville, the E.S.T./Sloan Science and Technology Project, Mabou Mines, 2g, Vampire Cowboys, and Perry-Mansfield.
Rey is a member of the Ma-Yi Writer's Lab, and is a past recipient of the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting, a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, and a Truman Capote Literary Fellowship. Other plays include: Beautiful Day, New, Picture 24, Pure, and The Shotgun Message. B.F.A.: NYU, Drama. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama, Playwriting.
Natasha Waisfeld (Edith) is a recent graduate of New World School of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Acting and is making her New Theatre debut with this production. She was last seen at Thinking Cap Theater as Desdemona in Que(e)rying Shakespeare, and this past December in her one person show, Love Frantic. Other credits include: Miriam in Fabiola, Bride in Blood Wedding, Fairy 1 in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Mrs.Fainall in The Way of the World. She spent her summer working on the independent film Taste It by 2 of Us Productions. She would like to thank Ricky and Eileen for this wonderful experience and of course the cast & crew for their hard work & patience. Thank you!! She would also like to thank her family and friends for their continued unconditional support.
Juan Gonzalez Machain, (Kenny), entered the University of Miami as a Vocal Performance major and was first seen as Betto in Gianni Schicchi. During his sophomore year, Juan switched majors to Musical Theater and was seen in the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre's productions of The Music Man (salesman/ensemble), The Winter's Tale (ensemble), and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Van). After leaving the university, Juan toured Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Mexico for a total of sixth months with ArtSpot a touring educational theater company based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina in their original production The Young Einstein (Albert Einstein in South America and Vladimir in Mexico). Other credits include Jekyll & Hyde (ensemble) and The Fantasticks (Matt) at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, FL and most recently columbinus (Loner/Dylan) at Bob Carter's Actor's Repertory Theater in West Palm Beach, FL. He is excited to be making his New Theatre debut, especially as a part of Edith...'s rolling world premiere, and would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew for being, well, wonderful. He would also like to thank his family for all of their love and support.
John Robert Warren (Benji) is very excited to be making his debut performance at the New Theatre! He is thrilled to be a part of the world premiere of such an amazing work, and would like to thank a very talented cast and crew for making it come to life. John holds a B.A. from Ashland University and spent three years working at The Florida Repertory Theatre before moving to Miami. Love to family, friends and beautiful Rachel. See more at johnrobertwarren.com. "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear."
Ricky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Radiant, High Dive, Fizz, Raised in Captivity, Equus, The Hour of the Tiger, 26 Miles, In Development, Mauritius, The Glass Menagerie, Kissing, The Gates of Choice, The Rant, The Mission, A Nervous Smile, For Better..., and Likeness. He has also directed previous season's Melt, SinFull Heaven, Just a Kiss, Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, Lincolnesque, Madagascar, Paradise, Day of Reckoning and the three short plays for New Theatre's annual fundraiser event, Miami Stories. He recently returned from New Mexico where he directed the World Premiere of La Fea by Riti Sachdeva. Some of his directorial credits in South Florida include: Bump, Retch, One More Cloudy Day, Jack, the Bitter Tears of Petra van Kant, The Stronger, and he has staged some of his own multi-media productions such as Postlude 1, .EPAR, Concerning Phaedra, Snow and ED.L for Coral Castle. Younger audiences have seen his work as director & choreographer in Captain Nemo, Narnia, Scrooge, Anne of Green Gables, Ferdinand the Bull, The Secret Garden at Actor's Playhouse and Hollywood Playhouse, the latter of which he was the Artistic Director for Imagination Theatre's for Young Audiences. Other credits included on the Staff page.
Jerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) ) just finished stage-managing Henry V, and is elated to be this season's PSM at New Theatre, working with so much talent. A man of many theatrical stripes, he has directed several South Florida shows: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed..., The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, and Rumors. As Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts, Jerry oversaw the Midwest Premiers of Stephen Schwartz's Rags and Children of Eden and the World Premiere of the eventual Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. As an actor, Jerry's appeared in over 60 shows, most recently: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), Abie's Irish Rose (Tamarac), Bent and The Sisters Rosensweig (Rising Action), and Zoo Story (Edge).