U.S. Production

RICE WATER

by Svetlana Petriychuk
Language: English/With Russian Subtitles
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RICE WATER

u.s. production

RICE WATER

by Svetlana Petriychuk
Directed by Melissa Crespo

with Michael Frederic, Zabryna Guevara

Virtual Media Design: Andrés Poch
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Production Manager: Cindy Wade
Translation from the Russian by Anna Sosnovskaya

Svetlana Petriychuk (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker currently living in Moscow.  She has a master’s in international journalism and studied directing at the Konstantin Raikin School of Performing Art in Moscow.  Her first play Tuesday is a Short Day was shortlisted in the 2018 Lubimovka Festival.  Her play Finist the Brave Falcon was presented at the 2019 Lubimovka Festival and received the First Prize at Remarka International Festival for Modern Drama.  As part of the Lark+Lubimovka Laboratory, she translated and adapted Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat, which was presented in Moscow in 2019. Her plays have been performed at theaters in Nizhny Novgorod, Sakhalin, and Novosibirsk.

Melissa Crespo (Director) is a New York City based director of new plays, musicals, and opera. She recently completed an Artist-in-Residence at NYU Tisch where she directed the musical Promenade by María Irene Fornés and Al Carmines. Favorite past credits include: the world premiere of Charly Evon Simpson’s form of a girl unknown (Salt Lake Acting Company) and her production of Karen Zacarías’ Native Gardens co-produced by Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre Center, and Portland Center Stage. She looks forward to someday continuing Guadalís Del Carmen’s Bees and Honey (LAByrinth Theater Company/ Sol Project) postponed due to COVID-19. Her play Egress, co-written with Sarah Saltwick, will receive a world premiere at Amphibian Stage. Fellowships & Residencies include: Time Warner Fellow (WP Theatre), Usual Suspect (NYTW), The Director’s Project (Drama League), Van Lier Directing Fellow (Second Stage Theatre), and the Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow (Arena Stage). Melissa received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama where she is now a faculty member. She is currently the Editor of 3Views on Theater and was featured in the Broadway Women’s Fund “Women to Watch on Broadway”.  https://www.melissacrespo.com

Zabryna Guevara (She) is a native New Yorker working in film, television, and theater. She most recently starred on ABC’s Emergence. Other Film/TV credits include: ‘Dora’ on New Amsterdam, Tell Me a Story, Twilight Zone, Gotham, The Get Down, The Handmaid’s Tale, Burn Notice, Elementary, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Irreplaceable You, The Incredible Jessica James, and the recent Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Swallow. Theater credits include: Water by the Spoonful, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, The Cook, Chimichangas and Zoloft, Sonia Flew, El Paso Blue, Santa Concepción, Tight Embrace, Now and Then and Bulrusher.

Michael Frederic (He) National Tour: The Great Divorce. New York: After (59E59), The New Morality, The Lucky One (The Mint), Bill W and Dr Bob (Soho Playhouse), The Eyes of Others (New Ohio), Summer and Smoke (Theatre Row), Night Over Taos (INTAR – dir. Estelle Parsons). Regional: Dorset Theatre Festival, Penguin Rep, Premiere Stages (Best Actor, BroadwayWorld.com), Hudson Stage Company, Fulton Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Florida Studio Theatre, Two River Theatre, Round House Theatre, Public Theatre of Maine, Stageworks/Hudson. TV: Bull, The Blacklist, Odd Mom Out, Royal Pains, The Men Who Built America. MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill.  www.michaelfrederic.com