EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM
EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM
Written by A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Tyler Struble
Nov 1- Nov 20, 2022
With no parents, little food, and nothing in the bank account, Edith, her brother Kenny, and a giant stuffed frog are doing just fine, thank you very much. Making the rules up as they go with their new friend Benji, this rag-tag team meets their match when Edith ends up shooting something for real and the formerly indifferent outside world barges in whether they want it to or not. Full of heart and filled with laughs, this coming of age story explores the gap between childhood and whatever comes next.
Recommended for ages 14+
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MARIELLE YOUNG (Edith): (she/her) is a NYC based actor from Queens. Her television credits include Blue Bloods on CBS, Major Crimes on TNT, The Blacklist on NBC, and Bonding on Netflix. Her theatre credits include A Doll's House, Part 2 (dir. Ted Pappas) at the Pittsburgh Public Theater; Twelfth Night (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel), The Book of Will (dir. Davis McCallum), and Kate Hamill's Pride & Prejudice at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Love's Labour's Lost (dir. Ian Belknap) with The Acting Company; Mary's Wedding (dir. Colette Robert) and The Night Alive (dir. Daniel Elihu Kramer) at Chester Theatre Co; Miss Bennet... (dir. Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill) at Capital Rep; and more. She has participated in workshops and readings at Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theater, Ars Nova, and more. SUNY Purchase & LaGuardia Performing Arts High School alum. It means a lot to her to be working on her first full production where she's playing exactly what she is - a Filipina American. Grateful for Tyler and the Kitchen for the opportunity to do so. Love to the fam always.
GLENN OBRERO (Kenny): is very happy to make his Kitchen Theatre debut! Select theatre credits include The Great Leap (Steppenwolf and Asolo Repertory), The Chinese Lady (Timeline Theatre), 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Lookingglass), and Scientific Method (Rivendell). Television credits include: Somebody Somewhere (HBO MAX), Chicago Fire (NBC) and Next (FOX). Endless love and gratitude to his family and friends.
DECLAN THOMAS DESMOND (Benji): is absolutely thrilled to be making his debut with the Kitchen Theatre Company. Declan is a recent graduate from Boston University, where he received his BFA in acting. He is originally from Chicago, where he had that great privilege to be involved with theaters such as Marriott-Lincolnshire, The Gift, Writers Theater, and Northlight Theater. He is so grateful to all his family and friends for their love and support and wants to thank everyone involved with Edith for giving him the opportunity to perform in front of an audience again post-pandemic.
A. REY PAMATMAT (Playwright): A. Rey Pamatmat’s newest play House Rules will premiere at Ma-Yi Theatre Company, and his after all the terrible things I do will be produced in About Face’s 25th Anniversary Season in Spring 2016. Recently, his work was celebrated in Boston where the Huntington and Company One Theatres presented after all the terrible things I do and Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them concurrently in the Calderwood Pavilion, and his play A Power Play; Or, What’s-its-name was presented at the 2014 O’Neill Playwrights Conference after being developed at the A.R.T. Institute and Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor.
Rey is Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writer’s Lab, and is a past recipient of the Playwright of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, a Princess Grace Award for Playwriting, a Princess Grace Special Projects Grant, a NYFA Playwriting Fellowship, and a Truman Capote Literary Fellowship. He teaches at Primary Stages’s Einhorn School of the Performing Arts. B.F.A.: NYU, Drama. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama, Playwriting.
TYLER STRUBLE (Director): Tyler Struble is the Associate Producer and Community Engagement Coordinator at Kitchen Theatre Company. As a director, they have assisted for M. Bevin O’Gara (At KTC: Tribes, Cry It Out), Kyle Haden, Margarett Perry (At KTC: The Children), Suzanne Agins and are an alum of the 24 Hour Plays: Nationals program and Hangar Theatre Lab Company. As a consultant, they have developed and directed new works with various emerging playwrights with one project, I’m Gonna Marry You Tobey Maguire, set to premiere at The Cell in New York City next summer. In Ithaca, Tyler has worked as a teaching artist at the Hangar Theatre and serves on the board of directors for Village at Ithaca. With Village at Ithaca, Tyler co-produced the short film, “Stolen Joy Project,” which has since been screened locally as part of Black Lives Matters at School Week and selected for the 2022 Atlanta Children’s Film Festival.
KAYLA OWEN (Production Stage Manager): Kayla is happy to be back at KTC for another show! Previous KTC Credits: Do You Feel Anger? (PSM.) Off Broadway: Wish You Were Here (ASM), Selling Kabul (PA) at Playwrights Horizons. Touring: Macbeth and The Great Gatsby (ASM) with Aquila Theatre Company. New York: Production Supervisor for SheNYC Summer Theatre Festival 2022. Regional: The Hobbit (ASM), Mystic Pizza Concert Presentation (PSM), and Last Stop on Market Street Concert Presentation (PSM) with Adirondack Theatre Festival. Animals Out of Paper, Other Desert Cities (PA) with Hudson Stage Company. Thanks to her family and friends for their love and support.
MIRANDA THOMPSON (Assistant Stage Manager): Miranda Thompson is thrilled and proud to be the '22/'23 Stage and Production Management Fellow. Before joining the family, Miranda worked as a stagehand for various theatre companies. There's Always The Hudson written by Paola Lazaro at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (Props Run Crew 2022). My Life On A Diet written by Renee Taylor at Delaware Theatre Company. (Wardrobe Run Crew 2022). In the fall of 2021 she directed two monologues: The Itraveler written by Amara Ali and Day/Month/ Year written by Sophia Kaiserman for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Virtual Theatre Festival. In the fall of 2020 Mrs. Thompson had the pleasure of directing the virtual reading of Cupid's Corner written by Parade Stone, a part of the Occupy the Stage Women's Theatre Festival. Before Covid Miranda worked for Celebrity Cruise Line and continues to work for Venice Island Performance Arts Center in the Greater Philadelphia area. "What a blessing it is to embark on something new!" "I am truly grateful."
RODRIGO HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ (Scenic Designer): (they/he) is a Scenic and Costume designer from Cancún and Mexico City currently based in NYC. Happy to be back at KTC collaborating with new and known friends and artists!
Previous works include: Costume Designer for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity by Kristoffer Diaz at Profile Theatre, OR; Costume Designer for Spring Awakening and Scenic Designer for Side By Side by Sondheim at Northern Stage, VT; Scenic and Costume designer for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings for New York Children’s Theatre at Theatre Row, NYC; Scenic and Costume Designer for Fade at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY; Scenic Designer for Wizard of Oz at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Cape Fear, NC
Proud member of “Wingspace Theatrical Design”, “La Gente: The Latinx Theatre Design Network” and “Colegio Mexicano de Diseño Escénico”
JOHNATHAN TAYLOR (Sound Designer): is a Sound Designer, Composer, and Actor based in Atlanta, GA. He has been working in the arts since childhood and began his theatrical journey in college with Aurora Theatre. His credits include Knock Knock at Alliance Theatre, Fade at The Kitchen Theatre, Ain’t Misbehaving at Georgia Ensemble, Square Blues at Horizon Theatre Company, and An Iliad at Creede Repertory Theatre. He loves creating lasting experiences and feelings for every audience member and hopes you enjoy the show!
IRIS ESTELLE (Costume Designer): (she/her) is originally from Louisiana where she grew up around a community theatre that started her passion for theatre and the arts. During the time that she was working towards a Fine Arts degree, Iris re-discovered costuming and fashion and started forging a new path in her undergrad work. Iris graduated from Northwestern State Univeristy in Natchitoches, LA with a degree in Fine & Graphic Arts with a concentration in Fiber & Textiles- She also had a scholarship with the costume shop where she built and designed costumes for performances throughout the year. With a passion for theatre, fashion, and art, Iris wants to constantly share her creative spirit in all aspects of her work. Iris worked as a touring wardrobe assistant for 3 years and after the pandemic started, she was looking for another way into the theatre world. Eventually she made her way to Ithaca and seeks to continue her work in Costume design.
Paul Vaillancourt (Lighting Designer): works as a designer, assistant and programmer both Off-Broadway and regionally. His designs have been seen at Hudson Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ithaca College, Massasoit Theater Company, The Company Theater, and others. He has been fortunate enough to work at theaters such as 2nd Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, La Mama, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Ogunquit Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, and others. pvaillancourtdesigns.com
R.J. Lavine (Props Manager): (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist with decades of experience in performance, management, and fundraising. Driven by the idea that theatre can help solve problems in communities, R.J. gravitates toward complex stories and unlikely collaborations. Recent contributions to Ithaca theatre include helming Hangar Theatre’s first outdoor season as managing director, performances in And What Happens If I Don’t and Ukrainian Voices at the Cherry Artspace, and as Kitchen Theatre’s very own Director of Development and Communications. They've trained at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Dramatist’s Guild, and the Barrow Group. When not managing props at the Kitchen, R.J. coordinates strategy and fundraising for Village at Ithaca and searches for a full-time job with benefits. At home R.J. manages a goat dairy with over two dozen chickens, two sheep, two bunnies, two kids, and a very ambitious spouse—proving once again that theatre people can do literally everything.