Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Creative Team for the play OVER THE RIVER by Alexander Nathan Kanter: Program


By Alexander Nathan Kanter
Directed by Erin Woodward

Two immigrants undergo extremely different journeys as they finally enter the land where the streets are paved with gold.

Place::The deck of a steam ship heading across the Atlantic Ocean to New York City. And the Great Hall of Ellis Island.

Time:  1906.

Characters in order of appearance:
Lisa..........................Eirene Turakora
Cyril.........................Craig Ernest Woodward 

Eirene Tuakora (Lisa) is an actor, singer and songwriter.  She most recently appeared in EPIC NEXT New Play Festival presented by Susan Kelechi Watson.  Other works include Love Is A Blue Tick Hound (NY Premiere), Public Works: As You Like It (2017), and various music videos.  Miss Tuakora is currently studying at Terry Knickerbocker Studio, and working on her EP.  She loves farmer markets, traveling and Instagram modeling.  You can find her work at @nightflauer


Craig Ernest Woodward (Cyril), previous roles include Robert Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone), Trevor Graydon (Thoroughly Modern Millie), John/Judas (Godspell), Motel (Fiddler on the Roof), Bert (Mary Poppins), Anthony (Sweeney Todd), Princeton (Avenue Q), Lumiere (Beauty and the Beast), Whizzer (Falsettos), and more.  Craig also performs in film, TV and voiceovers, his most recent work taking place in The Wilderness of Errors on FX.


Erin Woodward (Director) Favorite productions include 1776 (July 4th Community Players), John Ford Noonan’s Messages (NYC Premiere), Difficult Subjects, Jimmies (Strawberry Festival; nom., Best Director), Staggering Girls (Pulse Theatre), The Last Falcon, Newlyweds (NJ Dramatists/ Waterfront Ensemble), Measure for Measure, The Mad Dog Blues, (Montclair ArtsWork), and many classic and student-devised musicals with Union Square Academy, Washington Irving, and Chelsea CTE high schools, all NYC Department of Education high schools. She is also a performer, most recently collaborating and performing in Conundrum Esoterica at Theatre for the New City and Before We Were Who We Are with EmberArts,

Nicole Sheflyand (Stage Manager) recently graduated from CUNY City Tech with her B.A. in Entertainment Technology.  She is also very excited to be working with this team!.

Alexander Nathan Kanter (Playwright) is thrilled to have his one-act play "Over the River" debut at the Strawberry One-Act Festival.  Having been a professional actor and director, theatre and dance professor and teacher, and Arts Administrator, Nathan is a proud product of New Jersey Public Schools, where passionate teachers inspired him to pursue his dreams.  He is currently the Director of Performance Management for Westminster Choir College of Rider University and continues to lead Theatre Education workshops around the country.  Thanks to Erin and her incredibly cast and crew for taking on this project, and as always, Alex wishes to thank his incredibly supportive family.


The Strawberry One-Act Festival
Saturday, February 15th at 1pm
Sunday, February 16th at 3:30pm

Tickets:  $25 Online; $27 at the Door (Cash Only)
At Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th Street, 12th Fl, NYC