disOriented tells the story of Ju Yeon, an immigrant living in New York, who has distanced herself from her Korean roots. When a sudden crisis hits her family, she must return to Korea and face the parents and the life she abandoned long ago. A dancing spirit caught between the worlds of tradition and modernity guides us through past and present, propelling the family members to their ultimate fates.
Ariel Estrada (Dong Hee)
Off-Broadway: Banquo, Shogun Macbeth; Intruder, Cambodia Agonistes, (Pan Asian Repertory Theatre); Stagehand, Far East, (Lincoln Center) Regional/Off-Off: Confucius, Back to Methuselah, Part One, (Project Shaw); Puck, A Midsummer Night's Dream, (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Susumu, Honor, (Prospect Theater Company); The Engineer, Miss Saigon, (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse); Ludovico, Othello, (National Asian American Theatre Company); Esteban, Peregrinayson. Ma-Yi Theatre; Speed, Two Gentlemen of Verona, (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); TV/Film: "Don't Let Me Drown," "One LifeTo Live." Ariel is the Company Leader of Leviathan Lab, a creative studio for Asian American performing artists. www.leviathanlab.com | www.arielestrada.com
Daniel K. Isaac (Young Jun)
NYC: El Beso del Adios (Spanish Repertory Theatre). Regional: Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). Other Theatre: Balm in Gilead (dir. Jeff Perry), Macbeth (dir. Ben Benison, Oval Theatre), Woyzeck (dir. Gabor Tompa). Film: Too Big To Fail (dir. Curtis Hanson, HBO Films). Training: UCSD, British American Drama Academy, and Steppenwolf. Love and thanks to Regarding Entertainment and my friends and family.
Talym Jinn Kim (Dae Young)
is a proud member of LAByrinth Theater Company and is on the Board of Developing Artists Theater Company (youth theater company- Rebel Verses: New Works Festival). Stage performances include: Queen Latina & the Power Posse vs. the Evils of Society, Race, Religion & Politics with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dreaming in Tongues, A Winter Party, The Fairy Tale Project (LAByrinth), and Small Potatoes (John Houseman Theater). TV/Film: "Gravesend", "Hurricane Streets", "Still", "Oz", "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", "Mattie Fresno & the Holoflux Universe" and "The Undying".
Yanghee Lee (Jin Hee)
was born in Seoul, Korea and began her training in Korean dance when she was very young. She has performed at the DUMBO Dance Festival, DTW, La Mama, Barrow Theater and many important Korean theaters such as Korea National Theater, Seoul Art Center, and Arko Theater. M.A., NYU.
Julian Leong (Jong Woo)
is thrilled to be making his New York debut! He received his B.A.in acting from University of California, Irvine. Theatrical Credits: Fools (Leon), A Servant of Two Masters (Silvio), Advanced Programs System (Walter). Film Credits :"Benefits" (Dean) "Misconduct" (Jimmy). Philippians 1:21.
Bert Matias (Ouiharaboji)
was last seen on stage in November 2010 in Seven Snakes, written and directed by Bob Fisher in Chicago (The Mammals Theatre). Prior to that he was in The Terrible and The Bad Seed (Gorilla Tango). Before moving back to the Midwest from Seattle, he performed in the world premiere stage adaptation of David Guterson's Snow Falling on Cedars (Book-It Repertory), Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes (Stony Soup Theatre) and Search and Destroy (The Balagan). Thanks to Theatre C for his first NY gig.
Amy Kim Waschke (Ju Yeon)
Off-Off Broadway: Alice in Slasherland, Living Dead in Denmark, Vampire Cowboys. Regional: Fabuloso, Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Somebody/Nobody, Arizona Theatre Company; Tamburlaine, Edward II, Shakespeare Theatre; Cecelia's Last Tea Party, Passage Theatre; Electra, Hangar Theatre. Film/TV: "Choice;" "Law & Order SVU." Education: University of Washington, MFA. Next: The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G with the Vampire Cowboys. www.vampirecowboys.com
Virginia Wing (Ouihalmoni)
NYC: Chu Chem (Original Broadway), Vineyard Theatre, NAATCO, Ma-yi, Pan Asian Rep, Ping Chong, 2G. Regional: Barter Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Studio Theatre, Swine Palace, East/West Players, L.A. Shakespeare. Film: "The Guitar," "Somebody's Hero," "Colin Hearts Kay," "Anamorph," "Falling for Grace." TV: "Law & Order," "Third Watch."
Carlos Armesto (Director)
is the Artistic Director of Theatre C and a former Associate Artistic Director of The Ensemble Studio Theatre. Projects with Theatre C: Binding by Jesse Zaritt (Winner, three NY Innovative Theatre Awards), The Who's Tommy (Revision Theatre), The Ugly Swan by Sammy Buck & Dan Acquisto, Displaced by Lori Fischer,and (e)vaporate by Christopher Oscar Pefia and Parker Ferguson. Other directing: Kingdom (Revision Theatre) and Serendib (EST). Education: MFA Directing, Carnegie Mellon; BS Theatre & Chemical Engineering, M.I.T. Bill Foeller Director's Fellowship (Williamstown), Audelco Award Nomination2006 (Dramatic Production of the Year, Relativity); Princess Grace Awards 2005 and 2010.
Carla Bellisio (Costume Designer)
is a theater artist and dress designer based in New York City. Selected design credits include: Ghost Light, Southern Promises (The Immediate Theater Company), The Coronation of Poppea (Opera Omnia), A Christmas Carol (Epiphany Theater Company). Carla has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University andi s earning her certificate of embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework. www.carlabellisio.com | www.fermatadesigns.com
Jamie Bressler (Props Coordinator)
works with Den Design Studio where she has helped design and build props, costumes, and puppets for "Saturday Night Live," "Nurse Jackie," The Bridge Project's The Tempest, American Idiot, and Wicked. Theatre: Meg's New Friend, The Full Monty. Film: "The Clearing." Eduction: BFA, Cincinnati CCM.
Michael Cassara (Casting Director)
Recent credits include: The Old Globe, Olney, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse and more. Michael is the resident casting director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) where he has cast over 40 new musicals since its inception in 2004. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. http://www.michaelcassara.net
Ashley E. Crockett (Technical Director and Production Mana...)
is happy to be a part of the Theatre C team on this production of (dis) Oriented. Ashley has also worked with Stagedoor Manor, The Drama League, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Red Bull Theatre, and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a Bachelors in Theatre Production and Design. Ashley wishes to thank her family and Matt for their constant support and love. And a very special thanks to Ricola Wille for his ability to save the day, time and time again.
Jake DeGroot (Lighting Designer)
NYC: Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Poliglot Theater); Emilie's Voltaire (LIA, The Beckett at Theatre Row); The Erpingham Camp (Workshop Theatre). Regional: Caroline in Jersey, Big Money (Williamstown); Guys and Dolls, Woyzeck (CMU). Associate/Assistant Design: Broadway: Time Stands Still; Mary Stuart; Old Acquaintance. Regional: Hartford; Westport; Ford's. Co-Lighting Supervisor: Williamstown Theatre Festival 2008, 2009. Programmer: Blue Man Group. BFA CMU. USA-829. www.jakedegroot.com
Chapel Folger (Production Stage Manager)
Broadway/Tours: Billy Elliot (2nd National Tour). Regional: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Western Country (Williamstown Theatre Festival), La Cenerentola, Dido and Aeneas (Glimmerglass OperaFestival), West Side Story, Camivale (Utah Festival Opera). BFA: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.Thank you to Mom, Dad, Kim, Frank and Alex!
Adam Koch (Scenic Designer)
Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago), Rooms: A Rock Romance, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd, See What I Wanna See, My Fair Lady, Master Harold and the Boys, Hello Dolly, Godspell, The Pirates of Penzance, Little Shop of Horrors, The 39 Steps, The Little Prince, Frozen, Brookln Boy, The Sound of Music, Side Show, Bonnie and Clyde, and Hello Again. Opera: The Magic Flute, II Trittico, Die Fledermaus, The Marriage of Figaro. Education: Carnegie Mellon. USA 829. www.adamkochdesign.com
David Margolin Lawson (Sound Design)
La Barberia (New World Stages), The Girl From Maxim's (Juilliard), The Nanjing Race (Abingdon Theatre Co.), Intimate Apparel (Two River Theater Co.), The First Breeze Of Summer (Signature Theatre Co.), several works with Studio Dante including Chicken, Safe and Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters, directed by Michael Imperioli. Regional: Hartford Stage, Capital Rep, Long Wharf, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, etc. www.dmlsound.com
Evan O'Brient (Line Producer)
NYC: The Witch of Edmonton and Duchess of Malfi (Red Bull), Fingers and Toes (NYMF), Next to Normal (Asst. to the Company Manager, Broadway), The Home for Lost Boys (The Ostara Group). Upcoming: Pins and Needles for The Foundry Theatre. Education: BFA, Carnegie Mellon; Evan is pursuing his MFA in Producing & Theatre Management from Columbia University.
Kyoung H. Park (Playwright)
is author of Sex and Hunger (AccessTheater), Walk about Yeolha (Columbia Stages), Heartbreak/India (Soho Theatre attachment), The Diamond Trade (UNESCO-Aschberg Award), and many short plays including Mina. His plays have been presented by 2G, Diverse City Theatre, EST, La Mama, Ma-Yi Theatre, Vital, and the Royal Court Theatre. Kyoung is an Edward Albee, Global Arts Village, and Theater of the Oppressed Fellow and is member of the Ma-Yi Writer's Lab, EST's Youngblood, and Soho Theater's Hub. BFA: Dramatic Writing (NYU); MA: Peace and Global Governance (KHU). MFA: Playwriting (Columbia, Dean's Fellow).
Lauren Rayner (Producing Associate)
Off-Off Broadway: Jesse Zaritt's Binding (Theatre C; winner of 3 NY Innovative Theatre Awards), One Arm and A Leg (HERE; Theater for the New City); Mask of Medusa (Roots &Wings Theatrical); she has worked at the Cherry Lane Theatre, The Play Company, Women's Expressive Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and Center Theatre Group, www.laurenrayner.com
Ashley Rosetti (Assistant Stage Manager)
is a director, stage manager, and producer. Credits include: The Jungle Book, Fire and Mist: Stones of Old Town, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Songs for a New World, and Stone Cold Dead Serious. Education: BA, San Diego State University.
Elisabetta Spuria (Choreographer)
Theatre: Chicago (M.D. Palm Theatre), Hair and The Who's TOMMY (Revision Theatre), TESS a New Rock Opera (NYMF). As associate choreographer: Michael Bolton's "A Woman Like YouTour", Marian Carey's "Charmbracelet World Tour", 2010 "One Life to Live" musical episodes (ABC) "The Electric Company" (PBS). As assistant choreographer and dance captain: Footloose, Nights on Broadway III, Carmen (Houston Grand Opera), Candida and Aida (Opera Pacific).
Kurt Uy (Fight Choreographer)
Fight direction credits include The Encounter (Diverse City) and Penang (Madison Street Productions). He is an actorand teaching artist working with high school and college students. Recently, he taught acting and stage combat at the Groton School (Groton, MA) and at the American University of Kuwait. Education: BA: Princeton University, MFA American Conservatory Theater.