Prayer for the French Republic
September 7-October 8, 2023
It’s 2016 Paris. The Salomon family has worked hard to make Paris into a warm and wonderful home after settling down in the turbulent 1940s. But when their son comes home beaten up because he was wearing a yarmulke, they are forced to question their safety and sense of belonging in the city they love. Artistic Director Loretta Greco directs Joshua Harmon’s major new American play, having originally produced a workshop of it at the Magic Theatre prior to its New York debut in 2022.
Cast & Crew
Tony Estrella Regional: Faith Healer, Hamlet, Macbeth, Awake and Sing, Night of the Iguana, Uncle Vanya, American Buffalo, The Pillowman (Gamm Theatre); Cymbeline (Commonwealth Shakespeare); The Winter’s Tale, A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep); A Girl’s War, Love in the Gulf (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre).
Joshua Chessin-Yudin Broadway: The Sound Inside. Off Broadway: Prayer For the French Republic (MTC). Regional: We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War (Golden Thread); The Happiest Song Plays Last (Theater 22); Really, Really; My Mañana Comes (ArtsWest); Romeo & Juliet; Macbeth (Seattle Shakespeare Company). @joshua_zev joshuacy.com
Carly Zien Off Broadway: Kaspar Hauser, Cato (The Flea). Regional: Network (Florida Studio Theatre), Trying (George St. Playhouse), One Slight Hitch (Totem Pole Playhouse), Buzzer (Cincinnati Playhouse), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Chautauqua Theater Company).
Jared Troilo The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. SpeakEasy Stage: Jerry Springer: The Opera, Far from Heaven, Dogfight, Significant Other, The View Upstairs, Tj Loves Sally 4 Ever, The Prom. Regional: Lyric Stage, Moonbox Productions, Wheelock Family Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, Palace Theatre, Greater Boston Stage, Winter Park Playhouse, Shadowland Stages, Umbrella Stage, TigerLion Arts, Company Theatre, and The Barnstormers.
Phyllis Kay The Huntington: We All Fall Down. Regional: Macbeth, Lend Me a Tenor, Angels in America, The Beauty of Queen Leenane, The Cider House Rules, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Cherry Orchard, All the King’s Men, Cabaret, The Hunchback of Seville, Appropriate, Death of a Salesman, Into the Breeches!, Tiny Beautiful Things (member of Trinity Rep’s Resident Acting Company); King Lear (Dallas Theater Center); JQA (Arena Stage), The Children (Gamm Theatre). Film: Smithereens, Federal Hill, Brooklyn Rules, The Proposal, Fairhaven, Some Freaks, Polka King.
Peter Van Wagner
Peter Van Wagner
Peter Van Wagner The Huntington: Two Men of Florence. Broadway: Grand Horizons (2nd Stage), A Thousand Clowns (Roundabout). Off Broadway: This Beautiful Future (Cherry Lane), Othello (Delacorte Theater), The Chimes (The Public Theater), Letters from Cuba (Signature Theatre), The Notebook (2nd Stage). International: West Side Story (Teatro Alla Scala), Das Phantom- (German Tour).
Mary Niederkorn Off Broadway credits: Kindness and Cruelty (Hudson Guild); her original solo show Thank You For Trying To Make Me a Better Person (Theatre Row). Regional: Violet (ART); Wit, Swimming in the Shallows (Salem Theatre Company).
U/S Young Pierre
U/S Daniel / Lucien
Fady Demian The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. SpeakEasy Stage: Wild Goose Dreams; As You Like It (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Rocky Relationships (Moonbox Productions); Lorena: A Tabloid Epic and Incels & Other Myths (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Walls (Playback Theatre); Hamlet (Oxford Shakespeare Company); and The Taming of the Shrew (Prague Shakespeare Company).
Josephine Moshiri Elwood
U/S Elodie / Molly
Josephine Moshiri Elwood
Josephine Moshiri Elwood The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic.SpeakEasy Stage: English, People, Places, & Things, Hand to God, The Whale. Regional: Vanity Fair (Central Square Theater); Onegin, Gabriel (Greater Boston Stage Company); Old Money (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Othello, God’s Ear (Actor’s Shakespeare Company); Long Ago and Far Away, The Cherry Orchard (Walking the dog Theatre).
Dori A. Robinson
Dori A. Robinson
Dori A. Robinson The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic. Directing credits include Silent Sky, The Elm Tree, Fully Committed, A Bright Room Called Day, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Lion in Winter, Winter of Discontent, Peter and the Starcatcher, A Bintel Brief, The Chelmites Capture the Moon.
Andrew Boyce The Huntington: A Doll’s House, Part 2. Broadway: Dana H. Off Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, Vineyard Theater, Primary Stages, among many others.
Lee Nishri-Howitt The Huntington: Prayer for the French Republic, The Lehman Trilogy, Romeo and Juliet, The Art of Burning. Regional: Once, Allegiance (SpeakEasy Stage); The Book of Will, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Lyric Stage); Oliver!, Hair, Trayf (New Rep); Little Women, James and the Giant Peach (Wheelock Family Theatre); All is Calm (Greater Boston Stage Company).
Production Stage Manager
Kevin Schlagle has worked on over 40 productions in 14 seasons with The Huntington including Prayer for the Frech Republic, Joy and Pandemic, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Witch, The Purists, Yerma, Merrily We Roll Along, Ripcord, Topdog/Underdog, Sunday in the Park with George, Milk Like Sugar, A Confederacy of Dunces, A Little Night Music, Smart People, Our Town, and Prelude to a Kiss.
Pat-rice Rooney Regional: Stew, Grand Horizons (Gloucester Stage Company); Lyric Back Stage,The Book of Will (Lyric Stage Company); As You Like It (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Matilda (Wheelock Family Theatre); Torch Song, The Good Deli, Rocky Horror Show (Moonbox Productions). Education: BFA in Stage Management 2020.
Intimacy and Movement Coach
Misha Shields The Huntington: The Lehman Trilogy, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Witch, Yerma, Ripcord, A Doll’s House, Milk Like Sugar, I Was Most Alive With You. Off Broadway: Baghdaddy (Chita Rivera Award nominee for Best Choreography, St. Luke’s Theatre); Wonderland (Atlantic Theater Company); Who’s Your Baghdaddy? Or How I Started The Iraq War (The Actor’s Temple); The Orion Experience (XL Nightclub); also, Signature Theatre, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Dixon Place, Julia Miles Theater, The Zipper Factory, The St. Bart’s Players.
Rosalind Bevan The Huntington: Joy & Pandemic, Clyde’s, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Common Ground Revisited, Our Daughters, Like Pillars, The Bluest Eye, (Line Producer); Witch (Assistant Director); Dream Boston audio plays: Echoes and The 54th in ‘22 (Director).
Taylor Williams, CSA
Taylor Williams, CSA
Taylor Williams, CSA Broadway:The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (BAM); POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive; Slave Play (Broadway remount and original, CTG, NYTW); Is This a Room and Dana H, What the Constitution Means to Me (NYTW, Barrow Street, Broadway, National Tour).
Musical Support Consultant
Katie Bickford Credits: Spring Awakening (Brandeis University); Sweeney Todd, Legally Blonde, The Music Man (Andover High School); Children of Eden (Voices of Hope); The Colored Museum (Umbrella Stage Company). Education: BM in Music Education (Ithaca College), MM in Music Education, with Autism Concentration (Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music).
ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
Voice Coach……………………Lee Nishri-Howitt
Music Coach………………………..Katie Bickford
Intimacy and Movement Coach…………………… Misha Shields
Production Assistants……………….Ross Gray, Hannah Marks
Carpenters…………………………Hannah Ashe, Joe Ellard, Mitchell Gavin, Nick Robinette, Steven Asaro, Allie Zalewski, Frida Swallow
Deck Run Crew……………………..Charlie Berry
Scenic Artist…………………..Guthrie Morgan
Props Artisan…………………..Steven Doucette
Prop Artisan…………………………..Ian Thorsell
Stitcher……………..Stephanie “Sam” Martin
Wardrobe Run……………………..Jennie Fuchs
Wardrobe Swing……….Katherine Lawrence
Wig Run………………………………..Lia Maynard
Wig Run Swing…………………….Ellie DeLucia
Season Electrician…………Violet Gayzagian, Kevin Barnett, Dillion Brooks, Dean Covert, Jess Elliott, Sam Shotz, Ollie Rizzo, Heather Villani, Cindy Wade
Follow Spot Operator……….. Jemma Kepner
Audio Run (A2)…………………Lexie Lankiewicz
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