Liba Vaynberg is so grateful to work with Michel again and honored to be part of The Golem of Havana. Recent Credits: Sylvia in Camp Monster (Williamstown Theater Festival), Poppet in Black Milk (E. 13th St. Theater), u/s Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (CSC), Dasha in Novaya Zemlya (Fringe ’13 & HERE Arts Center), Megan in Brief Hours & Weeks (Gene Frankel), dir. by Tyne Rafaeli, Messenger in Iphigeneia at Aulis (Miller Theater) dir. by Kristin Linklater, Sonya in Uncle Vanya & Cassius in Julius Caesar (Columbia Stages). Currently in Advanced Study at UCB. Education: BA, Yale. MFA, Columbia. Thanks to Joanna Levy, my voice teacher.
Patrick Kerr – met Michel Hausmann at La Jolla Playhouse in May where they worked on a production of His Girl Friday. Before that he was in Hamlet at Yale Rep starring Paul Giamatti. NY credits include The Ritz at the ROUNDABOUT; The Dveils at New York Theater Workshop, and Jeffrey at the Minetta Lane. His many television credits include CSI, Crossing Jordan, Will and Grace, Seinfeld, Friends, E.R., Just Shoot Me, Drew Carey, and Law and Order. He may be best known for his recurring roles as Noel on Frasier and Michael, the Blind Guy on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Yelena Shmulenson was born in Belarus, spent her early childhood in Siberia, and grew up in the Ukraine. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1993. She’s perhaps best known as the icepick-wielding wife in the Coen brothers’ Oscar-nominated “A Serious Man”. Other film and TV credits include “Boardwalk Empire” (‘Mrs. Manny Horvitz’), Robert DeNiro’s “The Good Shepherd”, “Life on Mars” (ABC), “Romeo & Juliet in Yiddish”. Upcoming: “Chinese Puzzle” (w/ Audrey Tautou). Stage: 5 seasons Off-Broadway with the Folksbiene, 2 seasons at the Ellis Island Theatre, “Enemies: A Love Story”, “The Essence: A Yiddish Theater Dim Sum” (Fringe/tour), etc. She’s also recorded several audio books, winning three Earphones Awards.
Readings: Patrick Barrett's Goodnight Fances directed by Nessa Norich (Drama League), Sarah Gancher's I'll Get You Back Again directed by Rachel Chavkin (Ars Nova); NY: Ryann Weir's Debutante directed by Annie Tippe (Ars Nova), Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by Anya Saffir (Theater for the New City), Stiven Luka's The Little Chaos (The Brick); Regional: Over 30 roles in 14 productions with the American Shakespeare Center. Highlights: Palamon in The Two Noble Kinsmen, Lucy/Dainty Fidget in The Country Wife, Arthur in King John, Guiderius in Cymbeline, Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Morocco in The Merchant of Venice. B.F.A, NYU, Atlantic Theater Company.
Sandor was born in Havana, Cuba. He migrated to the states at age eleven. He made his theater debut in "Matecumbe" at Miami's International Hispanic Theater Festival in 1995. Highlights include "The Color of Desire" by Nilo Cruz, "The Traveler Without Luggage" by Jean Anouilh. Since moving to New York last year he has worked at Repertorio Espanol on "Probation","21" and has been cast for their fall production of Ferrari's "La Nena se Casa". "The Golem of Havana" marks his first time participating in a musical production. He would like to thank Michel Hausman for this opportunity. Thank you!
Rheaume Crenshaw is excited to be working with such a wonderful creative team and cast. Some of her credits include: Kiss Me Kate (Cape Playhouse), Ain't Misbehavin' (Dir. Andre DeShields/Crossroads Theater Company), Disenchanted: BOTK (Peter Jay Sharp Theater & Don't Tell Mama), Yeast Nation (The Triumph of Life) (NY Fringe), 8 Minute Musicals! (NYMF), Full Monty (w/ Elaine Stritch at Paper Mill Playhouse); The Buccaneer (New Dramatists); Ripfest (Film Marathon); Black Nativity (Goodman Theatre); Home: The Musical (original cast) and Raisin (St. Louis Black Rep.), for which she received a Woodie King, Jr. Award. Readings: The Princess and the Blackeyed Pea (Stafford Arima/NY Theatre Workshop) and Amazing Grace (Gabriel Barre/Goodspeed). She thanks God for this amazing opportunity and her family for their continued support.
Felipe’s credits include productions at INTAR, George Street Playhouse, NJ Repertory, Repertorio Español, Minetta Lane, and the Goodspeed Opera House. He appeared in the DUO’s production of The Normal Heart, PRTT’s The Man and the Fly with Rip Torn, and most recently, the concert version of Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You! with Paquito D'Rivera. His translations of Lorca, García Márquez, Calderón, and others have been staged by the Eugene O’Neill Center, Repertorio Español, George Street Playhouse, Pushcart Players, and People’s Light and Theatre Company. Felipe directed Lust at the Cherry Lane Theatre for the Maria Irene Fornés Festival, and Manuel Martín’s Sanguivin en Union City at the Teatro Raquel Revuelta in La Habana. His production of Dolores Prida’s Coser y Cantar aired on the NPR and Pacifica networks.
Eva Amessé is a graduate of Swarthmore College (B.A. in Theatre and English with Honors) and the School of the Staten Island Ballet. Her recent theatre credits include Bella's Dream (Flamboyan Theater), Honestly Abe (Off-Broadway), A Shayna Maidel (Broward Stage Door Theatre), Antigone Unearthed (The Living Theatre) and Project Educational Theatre's touring production of King Arthur. Eva was a 2010 Berkshire Theatre Festival Apprentice and in 2009 she interned for Broadway Producer, Jed Bernstein (incoming President of Lincoln Center). Several days a week Eva can be seen portraying Victoria Confino, a 14 year old Sephardic Jewish immigrant, at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.
Alfonso Rey. (Venezuela) Actor. Graduated from the Rajatabla
foundation. He has worked in at least 40 plays. These are some of the plays in which he has acted, "The Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Peer Gynt", "Life is a dream", "The Feast of the Goat", "Passport"
"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" among many others. He also worked with, Carlos Gimenez, Rodolfo Santana, Gustavo Ott, Rene Buch, among others directors. Lighting and sound designer. Theater director. He has participated in many international festivals. 2013 ACE Award Winner for Best Actor, in New York.
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Born in Venezuela in 1988. He began his studies by taking workshops with different specialists in techniques of clown, improvisation, dance, and makeup. After accomplishing his goals in Venezuela he moved to NYC in January 2012. He has been working with Palo de Agua for three years in the projects: Gross Indecency (Venezuela), Black Milk (CSC, NYC), and The Golem of Havana (La Mama, NYC). Currently he is training at the evening conservatory of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.