Austin has most recently appeared in New York in City Girls and Desperadoes (by Pamela Enz), Delta in the Sky With Diamonds (by June White), The Workshop (by Torrey Townsend), Consider the Lilies (by Stuart Fail), The Sea Gull (as Trigorin, at Mississippi Mud), and King Lear (as King Lear). He made his New York debut in 1962 in Oh Dad, Poor Dad...., directed by Jerome Robbins. In 1964 he made his Broadway debut, again directed by Mr. Robbins, as Motel the Tailor in the original cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then he has appeared on Broadway under the direction of Alan Arkin (Hail Scrawdyke, for which he won the Clarence Derwent Award), Mike Nichols (The Little Foxes, in a cast which featured Anne Bancroft, George C. Scott, Margaret Leighton, Beah Richards, E.G. Marshall, Maria Tucci and Richard Dysart, among others), Morton da Costa (Doubles), and James Lapine (The Diary of Anne Frank, with Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin). Next season he will appear in Choir Boy, by Tarrell McCraney, directed by Trip Cullman, at the Manhattan Theatre Club on Broadway. Off-Broadway he played the title role in The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, by Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford, for which he (and just about everybody else involved) won an Obie Award, under the direction of Word Baker. He has appeared in about 250 movies, including My Cousin Vinny, What's Up Doc, Wall Street 2: the Money Never Sleeps, The Front Page, Catch-22, The Muppet Movie, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, and Short Circuit.
He is also a director on Broadway (he won a Tony nomination for directing Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton in The Little Foxes: both of those actresses were nominated, too; and Kate Nelligan won at Tony nomination under his direction of Spoils of War, by Michael Weller), off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and in many regional theaters, including Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he is a member of the Ensemble. He has written three plays, all published and produced in New York, around the country, and internationally: Orson's Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth. He also teaches acting at HB Studio in New York.
Alexandra Laliberte is a Norwegian American who was raised on the mediterranean shores of Spain. She danced nationally and internationally in theatrical productions and European dance competitions. When she had to choose career paths she followed her fascination for the human body and earned a bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Sussex in England. However, she soon came to realize that her heart belonged to the arts. She transplanted to New York and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Ms. Laliberte currently resides in the city, and is a creative force in Theater, Film and the Music community. She is honored to be part of this production and wants the thank the cast and crew for taking her on board!
Elena Rusconi is an Italian born actress. She moved to NYC to study at the Stella Adler Studio Of Acting. Her stage credits include Miranda in “The Tempest", Cassie in "Rumors", the angel in "Angels in America", Gabriela in "References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" among others. She can be seen in “The Catch” on ABC and in the second season of “Medici: Masters of Florence” coming to Netflix in 2018. She played the starring role of Lily in the film "LiveLove" now available on AmazonPrime.
She lives between NYC, LA and Rome. One of her interests apart from acting is scuba diving; she’s a PADI Dive Master.”
Lindsay is very excited to play Cassandra in this production of Dress of Fire. She was last seen playing notorious Charlie Manson follower Susan Atkins at the Toronto Fringe (with an encore performance in Los Angeles this summer), and starring in a new musical at The Cherry Lane Theatre. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Lindsay would like to thank her amazing cast and crew, and her family for the endless support and love. www.LindsayGitter.com
Bryan Marshall is a New York based actor and teaching artist. Most recently, he is working on a book about living and studying as a clown in Florence, Italy. Seen in New York Off-Broadway in Infinite Theatre's Orpheus Descending and Off-off Broadway in such shows as Cary's Chain Store Massacre and Plan Nine From Outer Space, Bryan trained at Brooklyn College.
Paul Carrazzone, a New Jersey Native, studied at the Catholic University of America where he was in productions of The Crucible and The Tempest. He has recently been seen as Bedford in Henry V with the Hudson Warehouse Theatre in riverside park as well as lead roles in Investigation discovery channel’s Momsters and Pandora’s box. This is his first show with the 13th street repertory theatre and is honored to work in this historical space. In his free time Paul can be found exploring the city on his skateboard.
Tara is an NYC based actor and voiceover artist. A graduate of The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, Tara can be seen in the independent films, Tea Party, Are We Really Friends? and The Unattainable Story. Her voice can be heard on the new Stratosphere Surfboard campaign. When not acting, Tara can usually be found working for a cause she believes in. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support, with a special thank you to Judy for connecting her to Dress of Fire. Tara is honored to be a part of this beautifully written and timely story of humanity. www.TaraSteinberg.com
Touring: Julius Caesar, Comedy of Errors (The Acting Company) NYC Theater: Trojan Women, Henry V, The Three Musketeers (Hudson Warehouse), Midsummer Night's Dream (Boomerang Theater); Regional Theater: Reverb (The Guthrie Theater), Our Class (MN Jewish Theater), Triumph of Love (The Centenial Showboat), The Last Train to Nibrock (Daytrippers Dinner Theater); Film: "Amish Witches: The True Story of Holmes County" (Lifetime); Television: "MasterClass with Liv Ullmann" (HBO); Training: UMN/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Program; Awards: NFAA youngARTS winner in Theater. www.calebcarlson.com
Daniel Yaiullo is excited to be working with such a talented cast. Recent credits include The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris and Adam & Brian at the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival. Favorite past roles include Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Eddie in Hurlyburly (directed by Ian Belknap and Robert O'Hara, respectively). He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and has studied in Oxford at the British American Drama Academy. Many thanks to all members of the production team, Joe, as well as friends & family for their continued love and support.
King of Ethiopia
James Edward Becton is beyond pleased to breathe life once again into this brilliantly written King. He too is ecstatic to share the stage with such a well rounded and selfless company of artists. James Edwards’ experience is as eclectic as it is diverse, to learn more about him, stop by www.JamesEdwardBecton.com.
Hattushilas, King of Hatti
Christopher Hirschmann Brandt is a writer and political activist. Also a translator, carpenter, furniture designer, and the actor-manager of the experimental theatre company Medicine Show. He teaches poetry in the English Department and media studies in the Peace and Justice Program at Fordham University. His poems and essays have been published in, among others, Laterál (Barcelona); El signo del gorrión (Valladolid); Liqueur 44 (Paris); La Jornada (Mexico); Phati'tude, Appearances; The Unbearables; National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side; Poiesis; /One/, The Catholic Worker, and are included in the anthologies Crimes of the Beats (Unbearables), Classics in the Classroom (Teachers and Writers) and Off the Cuffs: Poetry by and About the Police (Soft Skull, ed. Jackie Sheeler). His translations of Cuban fiction have been published in The New Yorker and by Seven Stories Press; translations of Cuban poets are included in the anthology The Whole Island (UC Berkeley, ed. Mark Weiss), and his translations of two volumes of Carmen Valle’s poetry have been published by the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriquena. Seven Stories published his translation of Clara Nieto’s Masters of War, a history of U.S. interventions in Latin America.
Turgu, King of Babylonia
Timothy Doyle - Broadway: Fortune’s Fool (dir. Arthur Penn), Salomé (dir. Estelle Parsons), Peter Pan; Off-Broadway & Off-Off Broadway: Uncle Vanya (dir. Estelle Parsons)The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (The Ellen Steward Theater/La Mama, directed by Estelle Parsons), The Cherry Orchard w/ Ellen Burstein (Actors Studio directed by John Gould Rubin), TheThreepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater), Beard of Avon (New York Theater Workshop, directed by Doug Hughes), Vienna: Lusthaus (Public Theater directed by Martha Clarke), Oedipus the King w/ Al Pacino (Daryl Roth Theater), The Radiant, Fear Itself, Three Valises: Schroedinger’s Cat, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, Love’s Labours Lost, The Rivals, Stage Door, The Unexpected Guest, The Infernal Machine; Regional: Williamstown Theater, Hartman Theater, John Drew Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Commonwealth Stage; Film: Indignation (Directed by James Shamus), Please Give (Directed by Nicole Holofcener), Synecdoche, N.Y (Directed by Charlie Kaufman), Illuminata (Directed by John Turturo), Lucky Days (Directed by Angelica Page), Last Call, Half Pint, Best Served Cold, The Needs of Kim Stanley (forthcoming documentary). Television: “The Black List,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch,” “All My Children;” Awards: 2008 Gotham Award, Best Ensemble Cast – Synecdoche, New York; Member of The Actors Studio; Represented by Bill Treusch Management