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WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR FIRST PRODUCTION OF 2023:

Updated: Feb 24

MOJADA BY LUIS ALFARO


PHOENIX CULTURAL CENTRE

FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 5


Directed by Maria Souza

Show time is 7:30 pm. Thurs. - Sat.

Show time is 2:00 pm. Sun.

Running time is roughly 98 minutes


The company, board, and staff at Indianapolis Shakespeare Company are honored to share with you this beautiful piece of work which is the first production in our new initiative “What’s in a Canon?” This initiative seeks to include works of playwrights of all races, ethnicities, and genders.


MOJADA is a modern telling of the ancient story of MEDEA. We can’t wait for you to see this talented company share a story of family, love and culture.


Please see below for the crew bios for MOJADA and



Maria Souza


Maria Argentina Souza (Director) feels honored to make her directorial debut working collaboratively with this amazing group of artists to bring MOJADA to life. While having enjoyed time creating theatre with young actors in New Jersey and Arizona, Maria is grateful to Ryan for this opportunity and for his dedication to the project. It has been a tremendous learning and growing experience. Her hope is that audiences walk away with a questioning spirit and desire to keep the conversation going. Above all else, may we work toward creating a world where no person feels invisible. She is grateful to her parents for always seeing her. What a piece of work is man. 




Becky Roeber - Stage Manager


Becky Roeber is now an Indianapolis local and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. This is their first time working with Indy Shakes but is so excited to join the family! They have been a part of the Stage Management team at Indiana Repertory Theatre for six seasons now. They also serve as Production Manager for Summer Stock Stage and as Production Stage Manager for Summer Stock Stage's young professionals branch--Eclipse. They are proud to be a part of the Indianapolis theatre community and grateful for the opportunity to work on this beautiful production. 




Elizabeth Vasquez-Mozqueda - Cultural Consultant


Elizabeth Vazquez is proudly from Michoacan, Mexico and has been working in the educational field for more than 25 years. She has a passion for education transcends borders, despite the distance, she always integrates her culture and her language.




Christopher Berchild- Projection Designer


Chris Berchild is the Chairperson of Theater at Indiana State University, where he teaches Projection and Sound Design and Directing, and also serves as Artistic Director of Crossroads Repertory Theatre.  Since moving to Indiana from Southern California, his work has been seen mainly in Indiana State University productions (most recently The Tempest and Horror Vaudeville), as well as at Indiana Repertory Theatre (Miranda and Looking Over the President’s Shoulder).  Chris is excited for his first project with Indy Shakes on such a fantastic show!




Josefina Cordova - Set Designer


Josie Cordova is a recent Ball State Graduate (22’), who studied Scenic Design and Technology during her time on campus. As a proud Hispanic, she couldn’t be more grateful to have been a part of the incredible production team, as they strove for an authentic representation of Michoacan. Her most recent works as a Scenic Designer include Bring It On: The Musical at Ball State University (Fall 2021) & FURY at Cornerstone Center of the Arts (Spring 2022). She sends love and thanks to all her friends and family that continue to show her constant support, and is excited for everyone to see the show! Headshot Photo Credit: Kip Shawger.




Noel Nichols - Sound Designer


Noel Nichols (they/she) Noel is a regional Sound Designer and composer from Phoenix, Arizona. Select design credits include Today is My Birthday (Yale Repertory Theatre) First Down (Noor Theatre), the ripple, the wave… (Berkeley Rep/Goodman), Fade (Audible Theatre), Nightwatch (Dorset Theatre Festival), Which Way to the Stage (Signature Theatre) Tomás and the Library Lady, Memory House (Lake Dillon Theatre Co.) Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin (Verano Cabaret), Counting Pebbles (Faultline Ensemble) and The Masses are Asses (Wesleyan CFA),  M.F.A. in Sound Design from Yale School of Drama. Current faculty in Sound Design at the University of Southern California. NoelNicholsDesign.com




Brittany Hayth - Associate Sound Designer


Brit has been with Indy Shakes since 2018, and as a Company Member is thrilled about the expansion of this season. She is the Lead Audio Engineer for the IRT along with having done consistent audio work for Summer Stock Stage, Summit Performance Indianapolis, 317 Productions and Lawrence Central High School.




Anthony James Sirk - Co-Costume Designer


Anthony is excited to be designing his first show at the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company. Mr. Sirk has worked for many theatres throughout the United States including Pittsburgh CLO, Point Park Playhouse, The Arvada Center, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Creede Repertory Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, and Main State Music Theatre. Recent local projects include The Lifespan of a Fact with American Lives Theatre, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negros with Southbank Theatre Co., Fugitive Songs with Eclipse, Fade with Fonseca Theatre, and Benjamin Harrison Chased a Goat with Arts for Lawrence.  Upcoming shows include Mr. Confidential with Actors Theatre of Indiana and The Tempest with Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Anthonysirk.com




fēi - Co-Costume Designer


fēi as known as styledbyfēi an interdisciplinary artist, known for projects that focus on narratives of connections and creative curation, such as her latest entrance installation feature in New York Times with Purpose Projxs for “Butter” a Fine Art Fair. fēi goes back to her first love of Fashion, debuting her performance as a Co-designer focusing on Medea transformational reveal. The importance of details of the design impact her passion of creative story telling.




Denisse Chavez - Lighting Designer


Denisse received her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and worked towards her MFA in Lighting Design at Purdue University. Currently, she is working professionally in Saint Louis and teaching at Saint Louis University.




 

MEET THE CAST




Erica Cruz Hernández - MEDEA


Erica Cruz Hernández (she/her/ella) is a proud Mexicana hailing from the South Side of Chicago. Recent regional credits include A Christmas Carol, Une Tempête, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, The Tempest (American Shakespeare Center); The River Bride, Hamlet, Cymbeline u/s, Assistant Director for The Moors (American Players Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, and Measure for Measure (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Other credits include Aguijón Theater’s bilingual production of Soldaderas (Goodman Theatre and Festival de Mujeres en Escena por la Paz in Bogotá, Colombia), The New Harmony Project, and workshops with the St. Louis and Arkansas Shakespeare Festivals. TV/Film credits include: LAW & ORDER: SVU, EN ALGUN LUGAR, and the upcoming MIDWESTERN. Erica is a recipient of the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship and an ensemble member with Chicago’s Aguijón Theater Company which has produced Spanish-language works for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Chicago Public Schools, the first in her family to pursue higher education, and holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. AMOR a mi familia y mi Jess!




Christopher Centinaro - JASON


Christopher Centinaro is an MFA Acting Candidate at Indiana University. A Proud Latino Actor hailing from New Jersey, Chris is ecstatic to be making his Indianapolis debut in Mojada. Recent roles include Macbeth, Bobby in Company, and Chief Inspector Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera. Chris holds a Papermill Playhouse Rising Star Award; and would like to thank his family for all their support.




Isabel Quintero - TITA


Isabel Quintero has appeared on a number of ChIcago stages including the Goodman, Steppenwolf and Porchlight Music Theater. Recent regional credits include Quixote Nuevo at Roundhouse Theater Bethesda, MD and The Roommate at Renaissance Theater in Milwaukee, WI.  Her album, La Osa Menor, with Latin music by Gonzalo Córdova, and her father's Spanish poetry as lyrics, is the subject of her upcoming show, La Osa Menor. She is honored to be the recipient of the City of Chicago's DCASE Esteemed Artist Award 2022. https://www.laosamenoralbum.com/




Kidany Camilo - JOSEFINA/ARMIDA


Kidany Camilo (they/he/she) Originally from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Kidany is a Chicago actor, director, and teaching artist. Recent Credits: Measure for Measure, Shakesfest! (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Oedipus: El Rey (Indianapolis Shakespeare Theater). Education: MFA in Acting (Purdue University). Kidanycamilo.com 




Jasmin Martinez - ACAN


Hi there! My name is Jasmin Martinez, and I am in the play “Mojada” and I am the role of “Acan”. I am 12 years old and I am super excited to be here to present such a wonderful production. Growing up, I’ve always loved acting and I would’ve never thought that this dream would come true at such a young age. I’ve been in Musical Theatre at school, and I’ve only ever done school productions, so it’s very exciting to work with with such an amazing company. In the future, I would love to make a career in acting and this is a great start.


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