Cast & Creatives
SILVIA BOND (Zina)
Silvia is pleased to be making be making her Off-Broadway debut in About Love. A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she was involved in productions such as The Seagull: Rehearsed – an Adaptation by Tyler Marchant (Masha), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Titania/Hippolyta). She’s now returning to the city from the Professional Training Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville where she was involved in the productions Dracula (Margaret Sullivan) and A Christmas Carol, as well as new plays, including And We’re Live by Mara Nelson-Greenberg and
We’ve Come to Believe by Matthew Paul Olmos, Emily Feldman, and Kara Lee Corthron. Film/TV credits include: Things Found on the Ground, and Blue Bloods. All of the thanks to her family, friends, podcasts, and John.
HELEN COXE (The Princess/Count Malevsky/Masha)
Last seen in Super Regret by Will Arbery. She has performed On, Off, Off- Off and WAY off Broadway. Film /TV includes Succesion, The Deuce, The Tick, Person of Interests,
The Knick, The Blacklist, Law & Orders’s, among others. Originally from Philadelphia she holds and MFA from ACT and is a Member Of Ensemble Studio Theatre “the mighties” writing group and a founder the rUDE mECHANICALS Theatre Company.
DAN DOMINGUES (Dr. Lushin/Vonifaty/Dmitri)
Off-Broadway: Gingold Theatrical/Theatre Row (Caesar & Cleopatra), The Public (The Tempest, Wild Goose Dreams, Fidelis, The Great Immensity), Rattlestick Playwrights, Atlantic, Abingdon Theatre, BAM, 59E59 Theaters, INTAR, Cherry Lane Theatre. Regional: Alley Theatre, White Heron Theatre, Arena Stage, Guthrie, Goodman, New York Stage & Film, Hangar Theatre, Studio Theatre, Cape Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Florida Stage, Portland Stage, George Street Playhouse, Rep Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theater. Film: Run All Night, Future ’38, In Stereo. TV: “5A5B,” “West40s,” “The Blacklist,” “Royal Pains,” “Law & Order.” MFA: American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard; Associate Artist: The Civilians.
JEFFREY KRINGER (Peter)
Off-Broadway debut! This year’s credits: Cruel Intentions the 90s Musical as Sebastian (1st National Tour), West Side Story as Tony (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), Catch Me If You Can as Frank Jr. (New London Barn Playhouse), The Secret Garden as Dickon (The Palace Theater, Manchester, NH) Jeffrey holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The State University of New York at Fredonia. He sends thanks to Will and Nancy, all of his instructors, Bloc Talent Agency, his family, and all other loved ones!
TOM PATTERSON (The Father/Captain Markov/The Hotel Manager)
Broadway: 1984. Regional: Delmonico (Bay Street Theater / Title Wave); Hand to God, Cherry Docs, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Shotgun (Florida Studio Theatre); Constellations (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award – Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play); Ether Dome (Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company); Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse); Of Mice and Men (Northern Stage); Bedroom Farce, Murder on the Nile (The Barnstormers). Film: Thorp. MFA, UC San Diego. IG: @tommustbestopped. He is originally from South Bend, Indiana.
JEAN TAFLER (The Mother/Maidonov/Man With A Horse)
Most recently played Margaret Hamilton in My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories at Bay Street Theater. New York credits: The Taste of It, The Lady’s Not for Burning, Seeing Stars, Romeo & Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Opal, Philemon. Her regional work features over 30 productions of Shakespeare plays, and 10 seasons with Orlando Shakespeare Theater, including Nicholas Nickleby, Titus Andronicus (Tamora), Kiss Me Kate (Lilly Vanessi), & Macbeth (Lady Macbeth). Other regional highlights include: Alabama Story, Jane Eyre, Hannah, Dinner With Friends, Follies, The Heiress and many others with Florida Studio Theater, The Asolo Repertory Theater, Premiere Stages, River Rep, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Snowmass /Aspen Rep, Geva Theatre, Studio Arena and Stages Rep.
WILL POMERANTZ (Director/Adaptor)
Will is the Associate Artistic Director for Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, where his newly-envisioned production of EVITA broke all box office records to become the highest-grossing production in Bay Street’s 28-year history. He also directed a critically acclaimed production of THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO for the theater, and will direct a new production of RAGTIME as part of Bay Street’s 2020 mainstage season. Will’s work has been seen in New York, regionally and internationally, at such theaters as The Guthrie, American Repertory Theatre, 2nd Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theatre, Hartford Stage, New York Theater Workshop, The Signature Theatre, The Kennedy Center, BAM, Soho Rep, The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Studio Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Mark Taper Forum. His productions have won multiple awards, including the Lortel Award, the Helen Hayes Award, The Eliot Norton Award, The Independent Reviewers of New England Award, Broadway World Award, and have received Drama Desk and Audelco nominations.
NANCY HARROW (Composer/Lyricist)
Nancy’s first album, Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues, headed by Buck Clayton, was released on the Candid label. Nancy performed in New York clubs, in Europe and Japan, most recently on Radio France, and recorded eighteen more jazz albums with stellar musicians – John Lewis, Roland Hanna, Phil Woods, Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Grady Tate, Kenny Barron, among others – before she turned to writing the songs on her own.
Recent CDs Nancy recorded were her own inventions based on literary subjects –a novel by Willa Cather (Lost Lady), Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Marble Faun) and a CD about F. Scott Fitzgerald (Winter Dreams), the nucleus of This Side of Paradise, the musical about Zelda and Scott which had its first production in NYC and the second in St. Paul, Minnesota in the spring of 2013. Two of Nancy’s jazz song cycles were based on children’s stories. The Adventures of Maya the Bee, by Waldemar Bonsels, was a puppet show in NYC for seven years, then was translated into Japanese and toured ten cities there. It ran for a season again in 2012-2013 at the Culture Project in NYC. The Cat Who Went to Heaven, a story by Elizabeth Coatsworth, was at the Asia Society, Harlem School of the Arts in NYC and played eleven performances at the Kennedy Center in 2011. It was presented at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in the spring of 2014. A production of The Marble Faun entitled For The Last Time had a run in 2015 at the Harold Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row in N.Y.
Most recent CDs were released in 2016 and 2018: The Song Is All and Partners. (See Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, etc.)
ALPHONSO HORNE (Arranger)
Alphonso Horne is one of the most sought-after musicians today. Known for his high level of musicianship, Horne has performed with some of the leading musicians in jazz including, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, PBS Special: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, and playing on Grammy nominated albums (Jamison, 2015; My Favorite Things, 2015).
Horne leads an active career as a sideman. Some of his credits include, the Tony Award winning Broadway production After Midnight, the Tony Award Nominated Shuffle Along, touring with Allen Stone, performing with the Count Basie Orchestra, touring with Rhiannon Giddens, and recently with Rihanna at the Video Music Award show in 2017. Horne also was the producer for Nancy Harrow’s album The Song is All. Most recently Horne was featured in film, “Bolden”, premiering May 3rd.
Alphonso holds a Bachelors of Music from Florida State University (2010) and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from The Juilliard School (2013).
Currently Horne teaches at the annual Savannah Swing Central and Music Festival, where he commissioned an arrangement for this 2018 season. As a leader, he is the bandleader of an early jazz band: Gotham Kings and is producing his original show “Mother Kofi: The Tale of An African Princess.”
MAIARELLI STUDIO (Graphic Design)
Maiarelli Studio is a design agency based in Brooklyn, led by Giona Maiarelli and Ann Rathkopf. They work on brand identities, print and digital media, art direction and editorial projects for a variety of clients, both corporate and nonprofit. maiarellistudio.com
Laura Alandes is the author of the photo. She is a photographer based in Brooklyn. lauraalandes.com
STEPHEN BITTRICH (Website)
Stephen makes websites for creative people and creative endeavors. He also writes plays. StephenBittrich.com