We just started reading through Hotel Europa by Macedonian playwright, Goran Stefanovski, and discovered so many possibilities for all the characters and scenes. It seems as we were thrown on a train traveling through so many interesting sites. Each scene took us to a different world, different artistic adventure.
It is a truly fantastic ride and I am so happy to have such wonderful group of actors and students to work on this play. The author, Goran Stefanovski gave us all a chance to get the wings and fly.
I am so grateful to Joe Martin, who has invited Ambassador Theater to be part of Balkan Sampler. He brought together a fantastic group of directors, Gail Humphries-Mardirosian, Peter Karapetkov, Marietta Hedges and a group of the Balkan countries Cultural Attaches, members and students from the Department of Performing Arts and the Center for Global Peace (SIS) at American University as well guest actors to create such an interesting event bringing to DC plays from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.
I am working with great actors and students, don’t miss their performances:
HotelEuropa byGoran Stefanovski (Republic of Macedonia)
Directed by Hanna Bondarewska
Room 1: Europeretta: The Bellhop – David Berkenbilt,
Husband – Frank Turner, Mother in law – Elizabeth Bartlotta
Wife – Kendall Helblig
Room 2: Do Not Disturb: Social Worker - Jordan Van Clief
Odysseus – Grant Rosen, Circe - Laura Bruns
Room 3: One-Night Stand: Maitre D’ Hotel – Mary Suib
Young Man – Sean Sidbury, Prostitute – Jordan Van Clief
Room 4: Room Service: The Receptionist – Ray Converse
Visitor - Jeffrey Flynn Gam, Professor - David Berkenbilt
Room 5:Hotel Angels: Daughter – Kendall Helblig
Angel - Charles Merrick, Drifter - Jordan Van Clief
Room 6: Maiden Voyage: The Caretaker - Frank Turner
Bride - Jacqueline Toth, Bridegroom - Grant Rosen
GrandHotel Casino Europa: Prince Igor - John Stange, Ivana - Izzy Bartlotta
Krt, Igor’s bodyguard – Frank Turner, Mama - Rachel Silvert
Come and see our adventures November 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. at the Katzen Center at the American University.