graphic art by Emily Madeira
directed and adapted by
Stephanie L. Bond
The Arts Annex (Dunellen, NJ)
By this time you have undoubtedly received dozens of messages from businesses and organizations regarding COVID-19. These messages have been intended to communicate public health strategies, spread hope, and increase solidarity. We feel it is our responsibility to speak about this global crisis, update you on our 2020 season changes, and think creatively about how to continue supporting one another throughout the uncertain weeks ahead.
Together with our Board of Directors, the Executive staff of ReThink Theatrical has made the decision to postpone our production of Twelfth Night and our 5th Anniversary Gala. We are actively taking steps (with our incredible cast and crew) to reschedule Twelfth Night rehearsals and performances for the summer. The Gala will now take place in the fall.
If you have already reserved seats for Twelfth Night, your reservation has been cancelled, and you will need to reserve tickets for the new performance dates/times once they have been announced. We are hoping to have that information available to the public as soon as possible.
131 N. Washington Avenue
Dunellen, New Jersey 08812
The Arts Annex, built in 1926 served as home to the Elks BPOE Lodge #1488 for more than 75 years, from 1926 through 2002. In November 2002, the building was purchased by its current owner, Margaret Lockwood, who has lovingly restored the building to its original beauty.
FESTE - CHRISTOPHER PASI
VIOLA (CESARIO) - KATIE SIEGEL
COUNTESS OLIVIA - BRENNA KNIGHT
SIR TOBY BELCH - EMILY WOODS
SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK- RICHARD URQUIZA
MARIA - CLARE GOMES
MALVOLIO - CHRISTOPHER WOLFE
COUNT ORSINO - ZACH CARUSO
SEBASTIAN/VALENTINE/OFFICER - ALLIE KROEPER
ANTONIO/CURIO/CAPTAIN/SERVANT - CELINE DIRKES
Stephanie Bond, EdM, works as a professional director, teaching artist, and actress throughout New Jersey and New York- creating and facilitating arts curricula for all ages and levels of experience. She currently serves as the Executive Director of ReThink Theatrical. It has been 5 years since Stephanie directed a show for ReThink Theatrical, and she could not be more excited to work with this incredible team!
Leonid Weismantel is a student at Rutgers University pursuing a degree in Music Education from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. He is so very excited to be on a production staff for the first time! He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued support as well as Steph Bond for guiding him on this new journey.
Gali Zaborowski is a senior at Rutgers University studying Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies. After serving as the Stage Manager for ReThink's Romeo and Juliet this past summer, she is so excited to be back on the production staff for another Shakespeare classic- this time with more laughs and fewer deaths. She is passionate about bringing old stories to life in new ways, and can't wait to do her part to make that happen! She thanks the entire ReThink Theatrical family for welcoming her with open arms.
Jonathon Dawson is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Music Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Jonathon’s first experience with music direction came as an assistant to his choir teacher in high school during the school musicals (shoutout to Mrs. Allen!). He also previously worked as a music director for LTC’s production of Oklahoma!. He was primarily responsible for preparing the vocal music. Jonathon also writes ambient-acoustic music under the name Junia that can be found on his bandcamp page - juniasong.bandcamp.com.
Chaya Willick has recently graduated from Rutgers University with degrees in theater arts, English, and creative writing. Currently she works as a teaching artist for the Circle in the Square Broadway Theater, teaching playmaking to students at PS11. She is also the
Production assistant and social media coordinator for The Adventure Society, developing
immersive theater and mega-games. She has worked in the creation, development, and
production of Build and Destroy, Pocket Monster Snap, and Space command, “Pathogen”. She has directed 9 projects, including First date, a musical comedy, A little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, and won best director, actor, and overall performance for the Envision Shakespeare Competition, Twelfth Night. Other credits include designing and building the set for Shem productions, Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Some performance credits include Dangerous Corners, (Freda Caplin), The Secrets of the Mice of the Milky Way, (Rebecca), The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan), Game of Tiaras (Elie), and 39 Steps (Pamela).
Stephanie Garcia is very excited to be involved in her first production with Rethink Theatrical, and in her first show on a production staff! She is so thankful to her family and friends for always supporting her endeavors, and to Stephanie Bond for trusting her to join the team. Stephanie can’t wait to see the finished result of the hard work the cast and crew put into this lovely show!
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