The Strawberry One-Act Festival Winter 2009

Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, 9:30 pm

The American Theatre for Actors

314 West 54th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenue

Jakob von Eichel (Husband) was born in Toronto, grew up in Washington DC, spent a lot of time in Germany, and has been in NYC for the past 10 years. Jakob attended Sarah Lawrence College and The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. His recent credits include: Bishop Folliot in Beckett, Lucius in Titus Andronicus, a Russian Superintendent on Law and Order, and a German-trustfundbrat-wannabe-gansta in the movie Fix with Olivia Wilde. He is excited to perform Pear for you and thanks everyone involved in the production.

hs_erin_elizabeth_coorsErin Elizabeth Coors (Wife) is so excited to be a part of Pear! She most recently was seen playing Julia in the first national tour of The Wedding Singer. Favorite credits include: Kate in Lippa’s Wild Party, Tzeitel in Fiddler and Sandy in Grease. She is a musical theatre graduate of Kent State University. She wants to thank all involved for this wonderful opportunity as well as her friends and family for all their constant love and support. For Alana…who inspires me every day.

Alyse Rothman (Director) NYC: New York Stage and Film, Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Class Company, New Georges, New Dramatists, 59E59/Origin Theater, Rude Mechanicals, Partial Comfort, Page Seventy-Three Productions, HERE Arts Center, NY Int’l Fringe. International: The Traverse Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Netherbow Theatre (all in Edinburgh), Needcompany (Brussels). Residencies/Grants at HERE Arts Center, Mabou Mines, Millay Colony, BAX, Voice and Vision, and New Georges Affiliate Artist. Drama League Directing Fellow, Assistantships On- and Off-Broadway, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, SDCF Broadway Observership. Founding member of Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, former Literary Manager for Moises Kaufman’s Tectonic Theatre Project. Artistic Director of critically-acclaimed Nerve Ensemble,

Carol Paik (Playwright) has an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia, and her essays have appeared in Newsweek, Tin House, The Gettysburg Review, Fourth Genre, Brain Child, and other publications. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their two children. (
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Sam Seymour (Production Stage Manager) has been Stage, Production and Company managing for most of her life. Living in NY, she travels extensively doing corporate event production management as well as touring the world with Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, a downtown theatre show based in NY. She and Director Rothman have worked together on Phenomenon and The Strip presented by The Nerve Ensemble in NY. New works are Ms. Seymour’s favorite process and she is excited to be working on Pear!

Ji-youn Chang (Set and Lighting Designer) New York credits in her recent works mostly in Lighting include: Medea at Columbia University as Set Designer, Illyria by Prospect Theatre Company, Ballerina meets Bboy at 37 arts, Exit Cuckoo by Lisa Ramirez as Set and Lighting Designer for MITF. MFA in Design at Yale School of Drama ‘08. Donald and Zorka Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design ’08. Design credits at Yale: Richard II at Yale Rep, Three Sisters, R&J, Zero Hour, Hamlet, Speaking Our Mind, and The Wendy Play.