THE OLD STATES Written and Directed by Lain Kienzle
Time: Winter, 1922. Place: A Small Farm House.
Characters in order of appearance
Mildred Kim Taff
George Daniel Yaiullo
Kim Taff (Mildred) holds a BFA in Theatre from NYU TISCH (Stella Adler Studio of Acting). Favorite credits include Much Ado About Nothing (dir. Ben Horner) – Winner of NYIT 2015’s Outstanding Ensemble and Outstanding Revival of a Play, Holly in Uncommon Women and Others (dir. Katherine M. Carter), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (dir. Peter Cook), Talisha in Milk Like Sugar (dir. Nicole A. Watson), and Mrs. Brigstock in The Madras House (dir. Hal Brooks). Many thanks to Lain for this opportunity! www.kimtaff.com
Daniel Yaiullo (George) recently played Romeo in Romeo & Juliet at Theatre West 97th Repertory (dir. Sharlene Cruz). He has studied in Oxford at the British American Drama Academy and holds his BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Some favorite past credits include Malvolio in Twelfth Night (dir. Ian Belknap), Eddie in Hurlyburly (dir. Robert O'Hara), ensemble in Macbeth (dirs. Kenneth Branagh & Rob Ashford), and Willard in Footloose. He would like to thank Lain, Tim, and Sarah for their invaluable contributions to this project and hopes Kim trips over her costume.
Lain Kienzle (Playwright/Director) Originally from Chicago, Lain received her BFA in Film Production from NYU Tisch. Favorite projects include: The Nappers (Official Selection - First Run), Flicker (Faculty Commendation, Best Screenwriting – New Visions and Voices), and Squatters (Audience Choice, Best Screenwriting – Chicago 48 Hour Film). Most recently, she’s worked on ABC’s The Family and NBC’s The Blacklist. Lain lives in Brooklyn where she writes, bakes cupcakes, and makes friends with all the stray cats she meets. She’d like to thank Kim, Dan, Tim, Sarah and Julian for coming on this adventure with her.
Tim Wong (Light and Sound Board Op) Formerly a technical director and sound director for high school and community theatre, Tim currently works as a production sound mixer for film. Most notably, he's worked on Fort Tilden (2014 SxSW Winner), My Art (2015), and Blind (2015). He is so incredibly happy to see Lain's beautiful story come to life through an amazing cast at the Strawberry One Act Festival.
Sarah Barnes (Costume Designer) Creator and designer of Cygnet Hill’s patented, interchangeable jewelry system, Sarah has also costumed God of Carnage, Boarding House, Independence, Prisoner of Second Avenue, and 1940s Radio Hour (Citadel Theatre – Chicago) and Our Town, Guys & Dolls, Nunsense, and Mame (CenterStage in Lake Forest (IL)). Film credits include: Childhood Lost and Found for the Vliet Museum, Lake Forest, IL’s 150th Anniversary Reenactment, as well as advising on several of Lain’s student/independent films.
Julian Cahill (Stage Manager) Julian is a current student at the NYU Tisch film program with a history of high school theatre and live sound mixing. He also works as a freelance sound mixer, with credits on numerous independent films. He’s excited to be able to help Lain bring her vision to the stage at the Strawberry One Act Festival.
Directed by Lain Kuienzle
As the snow storm of the decade hits her small farm house, Mildred finds a stranger collapsed at her door step. But once she opens that door, she may not want to close it.
Friday, July 15th at 7pm
Sunday, July 17th at 7pm
Saturday, July 23rd at 1pm
For tickets go to https://www.therianttheatre.com/item.php?id=252At the Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, NYC
The Riant Theatre’s Strawberry One-Act Festival