¡Figaro! (90210) by Vid Guerrerio featuring Samarie Alicea as "Susanna" and Luke Scott as "Paul Conti" Photo by Ken Howard
Promenade is a campy, clever critique of the 1 percent, written by the late, great María Irene Fornés known as the “mother of the avant-garde theatre.” First performed at the Judson Memorial Church in 1965, it won an Obie Award for best musical.
Promenade is presented by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Melissa Crespo is CT born with Dominican, Puerto Rican and Chilean roots. She is a New York City based director of theater, opera and film. She most often directs world premieres and is also a producer, dramaturg and playwright.
Melissa has developed work at LAByrinth Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Lark and more. She is most known for ¡Figaro! (90210) which had it's world premiere at LA Opera and was produced twice Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street. Melissa also directed the most recent incarnation of Tar Baby written and performed by Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser. Hailed as one of Huffington Post's 'Favorite Female Comedians," Tar Baby was awarded the prestigious Scotsman Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has since had productions in NYC, London, New Zealand and Finland.
Melissa co-write the play Egress with Sarah Saltwick which recently had a workshop production at Cleveland Playhouse. It will receive a world premiere production May 2020 at Amphibian Stage in Fort Worth, TX. She is currently adapting Angie Cruz's novel Soledad for the stage.
Melissa has served as a 2016-2018 Time Warner Fellow at WP Theater, Allen Lee Hughes Directing Fellow at Arena Stage, Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage Theatre and is an alum of the Drama League Director's Project. She is a current Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and received her MFA in Directing from The New School for Drama.
World Premiere at
Salt Lake Acting Company
October 16 - November 17, 2019
Navigating adolescence is not for the faint of heart, but Amali’s got this. She is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN is not your typical coming-of-age story.
by Karen Zacarías
This spring, Karen Zacarías’s popular play is going up at three different theatres, and raises a prescient dialogue about border disputes and neighborly conduct.