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Joan: Voices in the Fire

Joan: Voices in the Fire
Drawing from Shakespeare, Shaw, Anouilh, Voltaire, Twain, Davidowitz, and the creative minds of the Columbia University 2013 MFA Actors


Conceived and Directed by Kristin Linklater and Rebecca Wright

Columbia's MFA Actors have spent the past two years in rigorous training, immersed in classical texts and engaged in the process of building an ensemble. Joan: Voices in the Fire showcases their versatility and dynamism.

Esteemed voice teacher and MFA Faculty member Kristin Linklater leads this production, which is based on the phenomenal and mysterious story of Joan of Arc. Shakespeare, Schiller, Anouilh, Bernard Shaw, Maxwell Anderson and Brecht all wrote plays based on the story of Joan, at least thirty Joan of Arc films have been produced and retrospective psychoanalysis of her behavior abounds. What do we make of her today?

Drawing on the actors' personal creativity and rich dramatic sources, Joan: Voices in the Fire is an ardent examination of an Idea that has survived for six centuries: the Idea of a saint who can save us. Here are ten Joans reflecting some of the facets of that Idea. The urgent questing energy of this community of actors explores the Saint within the context of the drastic issues that face our world today.

Featuring the Columbia University
Graduate Theatre Acting Class of 2013:

Kassianni Austin Lena Bull Lauren Cipoletti
Zach C. Clark Neil D'Astolfo Nika Ezell Pappas
Tom Giordano John Garrett Greer Laura Lassy
Simone Leanora Allison Minick Michael Mullen
Anita Petry Paige Patterson Hardy Pinnell
Vincent Torres Liba Vaynberg  

You can also visit the actors at:

Production Team:

Concept & Direction Kristin Linklater & Rebecca Wright
Writer At-Large Stacy Davidowitz
Set Designer Kris Stone
Costume Designer Oana Ban
Lighting Designer Dante Smith
Sound Designer Jay Spriggs
Props Samara Weiss
Assistant Costume Designer Karen Boyer
Stage Manager Tom Taylor
Assistant Stage Managers Colleen Lacy & Caroline Watters
General Manager Mia Lujun Shen
Company Manager Natalie Gershtein

The Riverside Theatre
91 Claremont Avenue (between 120th and 122th Streets)

November 8-10 & 12-17, 2012

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors
Free with student I.D.


11/8 Thursday @ 8:00pm
11/9 Friday @ 8:00pm
11/10 Saturday @ 2:00pm
11/10 Saturday @ 8:00pm
11/12 Monday @ 8:00pm
11/13 Tuesday @ 8:00pm
11/14 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
11/15 Thursday @ 8:00pm
11/16 Friday @ 8:00pm
11/17 Saturday @ 2:00pm
11/17 Saturday @ 8:00pm




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