in the lounge Hollow Rebecca Cunningham
About This Show
Hollow aims to twist this classic American tale into a thrilling spectacle celebrating queer counterculture through drag, horror, and humor. The ‘otherness’ of the protagonist, Ichabod Crane, and the hyper-masculinity of the antagonist, Brom Bones, present us with an inherently theatrical queer adventure. We can’t think of anyone better to bring these age-old characters to life than drag kings.
about the artists
REBECCA CUNNINGHAM (Director + Playwright) is a Brooklyn-based theatre director/maker. Her work has been seen at Signature Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, IRT, South Oxford Space, Robert Moss Theatre, Paradise Factory, Theatre 54, and The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, NC. She attended Pace University where she received her BA in Directing. He production of Blank Canvas by Christina Quintana won Best Short at Downtown Urban Theatre Festival and she was nominated for Outstanding Direction of a Solo Production at Planet Connections Theatre Festival for Life in Plastic by Tessa Flannery. She is an alum of Directors Lab West and Directors Lab North and a proud Associate Member of SDC. She is currently developing a children’s theatre podcast entitled Girl Tales where women and trans-identifying playwrights write the fairytales they wish they heard as children.
BRANDON POWERS (Choreographer) is a director and choreographer from New York City who creates new experiences at the intersection of technology, immersive dance, and musical theatre. Most recently, he choreographed ARDEN/EVERYWHERE (Baruch Performing Arts Center), The Goree All-Girl String Band (NYMF), Riot Antigone (La MaMa, Ars Nova) and worked alongside Andy Blankenbuehler for Bandstand (Broadway/Paper Mill Playhouse). Additional directing and choreography credits include: And It Felt Like A Kiss (HERE, chashama, Dixon Place), Pink Milk (Oracle Productions, Jeff Nomination: Best Choreography). Brandon is a proud graduate of Northwestern University, Associate Member of SDC, Collective Member of the 92Y Musical Theatre Development Lab, and Member of Musical Theatre Factory where he is the Co-Chair of the Director/Choreographer Coalition. Instagram: @bpow33; website: www.brandonrpowers.com
ASHTON MUNIZ (Knick) is an actor, artist, and activist based in NYC. Select recent credits include False Stars (The Pack Theatre), And She Would Stand Like This (The Movement Theatre Company), Esai’s Table (Cherry Lane), Taylor Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music (St. Ann’s Warehouse/Pomegranate Arts). Ashton has recently danced with various artists including Rihanna (MTV VMAs), Gypija Q (Jack Fuller), and Miles Francis. Former resident actor at the Flea Theatre. Training: Ithaca College and Moscow Arts Theatre School. Currently seeking representation. For more information check out @arshton on Instagram/Twitter.
DONNIE CIANCIOTTO (Brom Bones) Theater: Southern Comfort at The Public Theater (Sam); A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Secret Theatre (Charlie Brown); Concerts/Cabarets: Oh Broadway, Where Art Thou and The Songs of Brandon James Gwinn and EllaRose Chary at 54 Below; Broadway Voices for North Carolina at The Cutting Room; Concert for America at The Town Hall; My Whitelist Cabaret at Symphony Space; Only You at The Tank NYC. He received his training at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Donnie is featured in Broadway for Orlando’s What the World Needs Now dance remix video, and has appeared in videos for NowThis and BuzzFeed. He is the subject of an Emmy award-winning documentary short film titled “Donnie” (dir. Ania Augustowska) currently in production to become a feature. He is the Artistic Director of Musical Mayhem Cabaret. Before his transition, Donnie was one of the country’s top Male Illusionists (drag kings), performing from coast to coast and winning multiple titles in the USoA MI pageant system as Anson Reign. He will be performing in and producing Trans* Voices Cabaret at The Duplex on November 25th, 2017. www.donniecianciotto.weebly.com Insta: @thedonniecianciotto Twitter: @hirethetransguy
AUDRA ISADORA (Ichabod Crane) is a performance artist and singer/songwriter based in NYC and LA. She has made appearances performing both original music and her one-woman Grace Jones tribute Cabaret (“Grace. Period.”), at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, BAM, and 54Below. Audra also performs in drag, as her alter-ego KLAUS! You can catch him performing on Sunset Blvd, bi-weekly. www.audraisadoramusic.com
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
Director + Playwright
Audra Isadora (as Ichabod Crane), Donnie Cianciotto* (as Brom Bones), Ashton Muniz* (as Knick), Bonita Jackson (as Katrina Van Tassel), Tessa Flannery (as Balta Van Tassel), Jose Rivera (as Van Ripper), Michaela Reggio (as Jack Van Brunt), and Freia M Titland* (as Spinner Van Brunt)
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association