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A Line in the Sand

ADINA TAUBMAN
(Playwright/Performer)

ADINA TAUBMAN (Playwright/Performer) In 2014, Adina performed her solo docudrama, A Line in the Sand, about the Columbine High School massacre at the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in the East Village, for which she won the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show. She performed the play at The United Solo Theatre Festival in 2010. In 2009, she received the award for Best Stageplay at The Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. In 2007, Adina performed at The Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC, where she received the award for Outstanding Production of a Solo Show.  She has performed earlier versions of A Line in the Sand at both the New York International Fringe Festival (2001) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2003), and at Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City, CA (2006).  For her first play, Tell Me About Adina, based on the life of her grandmother after whom she was named, she was nominated for a Bay Area Theater Critics Circle award for Best Solo Performance. Adina is the artistic director of Chrysalis Theatre Company. For their inaugural production, Barking Girl by Susan Bernfield, Adina played Rae. She toured the East Coast and the Midwest with TheatreWorksUSA playing the role of Aunt Willie in Summer of the Swans. Adina’s other New York credits include:  Bernadette in Little Egypt, Mary in The Blow Up, part of the Estrogenius 2002 Festival at Manhattan Theatre Source, and various roles at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and The Gallery Players.  She received her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and performed in the Bay Area at Center Rep as Jessica in The Merchant of Venice and at Shakespeare at the Beach as Phebe in As You Like It, among other theaters. 

Adina also enjoys teaching. She has worked as a teaching artist for The Women’s Project and for Fran Tarr Productions in New York City with students ranging from ages 7 to 21. She helps them write and perform their own original plays. In addition, Adina is a passionate gun control activist. For many years, she has volunteered with various groups including, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Million Moms March, and Moms Demand Action for Sensible Gun Sense in America. Adina lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters, Emma (10) and Maddy (7). alineinthesandtheshow.com

 

Adina Taubman

PADRAIC LILLIS
(Director)

Most recently, Padraic directed THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN at SUNY Brockport, HOW TO DO A ONE PERSON SHOW (Co-written with Kelly Kinsella), and ROBERTA by Natalie Menna (performed by Kelly Rae O’Donnell). This past May, he received the award for Outstanding Overall Production of a Solo Show for A LINE IN THE SAND at The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (written and performed by Adina Taubman). In 2013, he was named Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. That same year, Padraic was awarded the NY IT Award for Outstanding Director for Lindsay Joy's RISE AND FALL OF A TEENAGE CYBER QUEEN, and the New York International Fringe Festival's Outstanding Excellence in Direction for Lee Kaplan's BULLY. Other directing credits include: UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geva Theater, in Rochester, NY and the Ten Minute Play Festival for NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and most recently had a workshop of his play SEVEN MINUTES OF SILENCE with the LAByrinth Theater Company, Scott Hudson’s SWEET STORM with Alchemy Theatre in Association with LAByrinth Theater Company and Michael Puzzo’s THE DIRTY TALK with Spare Change Productions (nominated for New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Director) RECREATING KEITER for Bridge Club Productions, which he also wrote additional material. He also directed A LINE IN THE SAND at Foothill Theatre Company in Nevada City, CA and at The Midtown International Theatre Festival (Awarded Best Production) and was the dramaturge for BOY IN THE BATHROOM for the NYMF (Awarded best book). He has worked with New York Theater Workshop, The Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, The McCarter Theater, Portland Stage Company, and The Playwrights Center of Minneapolis. He directed the National Tour of SHE LOVES ME. His play TWO THIRDS HOME was produced in New York by the Broken Watch Theater and is published by Dramatist Play Services, Inc. He is the Artistic Director of The Farm Theater, a member of Labyrinth Theater Company, and a life long Yankee fan. padraiclillis.com


 

 

SARAH SIDMAN
(Lighting Designer)

Regional: Oedipus el Rey and Mauritius (Magic Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Glengarry Glen Ross (Dallas Theater Center); One Mo’ Time (CrossRoads Theater Company). Off Broadway: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, All the Bad Things, A Fairytale Project and In Arabia We'd All be Kings (LAByrinth Theater Company); Where's My Money? (Manhattan Theater Club); Will Power’s Flow (NYTW); Pablo Cabrera’s Quién Mató a Héctor Lavoe?; Inky , Cataract, The Antigone Project, and Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen (Women’s Project). Touring credits include: Pig Iron Theater Company’s Hell Meets Henry Halfway; Big Apple Circus (1997-2000); Hip Hop Theater Festival (2000-present); The Road Home: Stories of Children of War (River Arts Repertory). Opera: Aida, Rigoletto, and The Barber of Seville (Teatro Nacional, Santo Domingo). 2006-2007 Clifton Fellowship at Harvard University. Also with Padraic Lillis, Michael Puzzo’s The Dirty Talk, Umbrella, and Sweet Storm. For more information: sarahsidman.com  

 

LEA UMBERGER
(Set/Costume Designer)

Lea is happy to add this production to the list of design work with Padraic Lillis. Previous collaborations include, Underneath The Lintel (Geva Theatre Company), SweetStorm (Alchemy Theatre Company and LAByrinth),Umbrella (Alchemy Theatre Co.), Savage in Limbo (Sheperds. at 78th Street Theater Lab), The Dirty Talk (Center Stage and NYC Fringe 2005), Recreating Keiter (Manhattan Theater Source), Foul Stench of Death (NYC), and Taming of the Shrew (Summer Rep, New Paltz, NY). Other design credits include Richard 3 (costumes-Judith Shakespeare), The Rape of Lucrece (set and costume- Washington Shakespeare Company) and The Laramie Project (set and costume-Pittsburgh Public Theater). She has also production designed more than 15 short films. MFA in Design from NYU, 2003.To see more of her work please visit leaumbergerdesigns.com  

 

ELIZABETH RHODES
(Sound Designer)

New York credits include the world premiere of Steve Martin's adaptation of THE UNDERPANTS, the premieres of John Patrick Shanley's DIRTY STORY and SAILOR SONG. LAByrinth credits include Stephen Belber's A SMALL MELODRAMATIC STORY, Robert Glaudini's DUTCH HEART OF MAN and Erin Cressida Wilson's TRAIL OF HER INNER THIGH. Other New York credits include THE WINTER'S TALE with dir. Barry Edelstein (Classic Stage Company), TRIAL BY WATER (Ma-Yi), THE WOMAN BEFORE with dir. Daniel Fish, LITTLE WILLY and HAMLET with dir. John Gould Rubin, BECOMING ADELE (Theater Row), A SOLDIER'S WIFE (The Mint), Deb Margolin's 3 SECONDS IN THE KEY (New Georges), MAUD THE MADNESS (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), AJAX 100% FUN (Lightbox). Regionally she designed Lee Blessing's WINNING STREAK at George Street Playhouse, STONES IN HIS POCKETS at the Alley Theatre in Houston.  

 

JESSICA J. FELIX
(Production Manager)

As well as a production manager, Jessica is an accomplished Stage Manager. Past stage management credits include: Off-Broadway: Sweet Storm, Umbrella, Above Hell's Kitchen. Off-Off Broadway working with theatre companies: BrokenWatch, Thirteenth Night, Stages on The Sound, Flux Theatre Ensemble, GUTWorks, Write Club NYC, and 13th Street Repertory. Other credits include stage managing several readings for The Public and NYU. During the university semesters she works at NYU with Suzan-Lori Parks and makes a mean mocha in Brooklyn.  

 

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