MAY 2013

IN DEVELOPMENT

Spider Dance


"This is theater at its best—raw, passionate, richly costumed and delightfully ragged—that has to be seen to fully appreciate the full-bodied wit and passion with which Ms. Belloni tells her tale. Folklore and classical Greek myth intertwine freely in Spider Dance."

"This is a richly beautiful and exciting show that combines music, dance, copoeira, circus, acrobatics and mythical drama all swirled into a lively, colorful show, seasoned liberally with sex and sensuality."

"The robust cast breaks into energetic tarentellas between colorful tales of clandestined lovers and Dionysus seducing lustfully frustrated peasant girls."

—by Joel Benjamin Times Square Chronicles


TARANTELLA! SPIDER DANCE

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Presented by
Soul de Cuba Cafe
&

cubana k o a foundation

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APRIL 2013

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JANUARY 2013

IN DEVELOPMENT

Theatre for the New City, Crystal Field, Director presents:
Alessandra Belloni & I GIULARI DI PIAZZA in

TARANTELLA!

SPIDER DANCE

by Alessandra Belloni
"This is theater at its best—raw, passionate, richly costumed and delightfully ragged—that has to be seento fully appreciate the full-bodied wit and passion with which Ms. Belloni tells her tale. Folklore and classical Greek myth intertwine freely in Spider Dance."

"This is a richly beautiful and exciting show that combines music, dance, copoeira, circus, acrobatics and mythical drama all swirled into a lively, colorful show, seasoned liberally with sex and sensuality."

"The robust cast breaks into energetic tarentellas between colorful tales of clandestined lovers and Dionysus seducing lustfully frustrated peasant girls."

—by Joel Benjamin Times Square Chronicles

Spider Dance

Tarantella! Spider Dance: is Allessandra Belloni's masterwork, celebrating the phenomenon of the Tarantella-the dance of love and liberation-still thriving in Southern Italy and catching fire across the world today. Spider Dance is the Italian River Dance, a cross-cultural musical journey that takes us from its origins in ancient Greece to its deep roots in Italy. Starting with the birth of Spider Woman, the show follows the story throughout the centuries of this mystical celebration in honor of Dionysus, God of ecstasy and wine. The Pizzica Tarantata, the erotic trance dance ritual, survived every century's challenges - plague, war, Inquisition, poverty. Bitten by love or longing for it, the women known as Tarantate performed this frenzied collective ritual dance to free themselves. But first they had to surrender to the Tarantella's ancient 6/8 rhythm - alive in the tambourines, frame drums and in the love songs and work melodies that contained the healing.

Jan 18, 19     8:00 PM
Jan 20     3:00 PM

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DECEMBER 2012

Cynthia Enfield

stars as

Hallie Flanagan
Terry from Edna Ferber's Stagedoor

and

Sarah Bernhardt

with

David Spencer as Congressman Dies

Creative Consultant: Shellen Lubin

Legendary Lives

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MARCH 2012

Shakespeare For Two

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APRIL 2011

Tony Schatz

"SCHATZIE"

in

THEY WROTE THEM FOR ME

Schatzie


with
Cynthia Enfield & Rasha Zamamiri
and the Daryl Kojak Quartet with:
Ed Caccavale
Sean Conley

and "Sweet Sue" Terry

Direction and vocal arrangements by
Shellen Lubin
Musical direction by
Daryl Kojak
Friday April 8 and Friday April 29
Two shows each night: 7 pm and 9:15 pm

Don't Tell Mama
343 W. 46th Street (between 8th and 9th)
$20 cover and 2 drink minimum
CASH ONLY
Reservations Requested
Call after 4pm: (212)757-0788


This may be your absolutely last opportunity
to see Schatzie in a small venue before he goes global.

Catch him while you still can!

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JANUARY 2011

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

JEFF BRITTON/BROADWAY BOUND PRODUCTIONS
presents:


TARANTELLA!

SPIDER DANCE

by Alessandra Belloni


A new production featuring direction by Jeff Whiting

Spider Dance

Tarantella! Spider Dance: is Allessandra Belloni's masterwork, celebrating the phenomenon of the Tarantella-the dance of love and liberation-still thriving in Southern Italy and catching fire across the world today. Spider Dance is the Italian River Dance, a cross-cultural musical journey that takes us from its origins in ancient Greece to its deep roots in Italy. Starting with the birth of Spider Woman, the show follows the story throughout the centuries of this mystical celebration in honor of Dionysus, God of ecstasy and wine. The Pizzica Tarantata, the erotic trance dance ritual, survived every century's challenges - plague, war, Inquisition, poverty. Bitten by love or longing for it, the women known as Tarantate performed this frenzied collective ritual dance to free themselves. But first they had to surrender to the Tarantella's ancient 6/8 rhythm - alive in the tambourines, frame drums and in the love songs and work melodies that contained the healing.

Jan 13, 14, 15     8:00 PM
Jan 16     3:00 PM


THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
155 FIRST AVE (10TH ST)

Reservations: (212)868-4444
9-8 Mon- Fri
10-8 Sat & 10-6 Sun
or @ www.smarttix.com
Tickets $30
Visit us on facebook.

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JULY 2010

CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT

Actress brochure - front


EXTENDED! TUESDAY, JULY 6   6:00PM
& WEDNESDAY, JULY 7   6:00PM

with

James Cronin as Jean Mounet Sully
James Isaac as Maurice Bernhardt
Clete Larkey as Jacques Damala

Robert Gregory as Edward Jarrett

and

Cynthia Enfield as Sarah Bernhardt

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JUNE 2010

Actress June 21 and 23

Actress Program

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JUNE 2010

Alexandros

BOOK RELEASE PARTIES
TO CELEBRATE THE PUBLICATION OF
ALEXANDROS

The life-long love story of Alexander
the Great and Hephastian, Son of Amyntor.

A libretto in verse by
STANLEY BARBER


WINNER:
Editor's Choice Award

for excelence in writing
WINNER:
Rising Star Award

featuring

CYNTHIA ENFIELD
MATTHEW GANDOLFO
GREG JOLLEY
JEFF RONAN

reading dramatic scene selections form the play

"The Seduction of Love and War"
"The Rape of Pausinais, The King's Lover"
"Marriage and Assassination"
"The Blasphemy of Love"
"Priests and Beasts"
"In the Footsteps of Orpheus"

TUESDAY, JUNE 1 at 7 PM
at
PHOENIX BAR
447 E. 13th Street (at Avenue A)
and
TUESDAY, JUNE 22 at 7 PM
at
THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB
Bar open at 7 PM - Admission - $7.00
308 Bowery (Between Houston & Bleeker Sts.)

About ALEXANDROS:

LOVE TRUMPS WAR

THE PERPETUAL FOOTNOTE TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT'S MILITARY EXPLOITS - HIS LIFE-LONG LOVE AFFAIR WITH HEPHASTIAN AMYNTOR - NOW TAKES CENTER STAGE.

ALEXANDROS follows the Macedonian prince and his constant companion, Hephastian - with The ancient gods of love and war, Aphrodite and Ares, carefully guiding their destinies - from the time they meet as thirteen-year old students in Macedonia where they first fall in love, to his ascension to the throne, and with Hephastian at his side, to his conquering of the kown world.

Solidly based on historical fact and with ancient Greece, Egypt, Persia and India as its exotic backgrounds, ALEXANDROS pays tribute to one of the great love stories of history.

ALEXANDROS
is available at Amazon
and Barnes and Noble

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MARCH 2010

THE DAUGHTERS OF CYBELE
written and directed by Alessandra Belloni

with
Susan Aquila
Olympia Avignone
Alessandra Belloni
Lorraine Calculli
Cynthia Enfield
Allison Scola
Eve Sicular

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
(St. James Chapel)

Saturday, March 20, 8:00PM

Reservations: 1-866-811-4111 or www.stjohndivine.org/belloni.html
Please Click Here to purchase tickets
Visit http://www.alessandrabelloni.com for more information on artist.

Celebrate Women's History Month with Internationally renowned Singer Percussionist and Cathedral Artist in Residence, Alessandra Belloni and her new Women Ensemble, Daughters of Cybele, Women Drummers for World Peace joined by guest actress Cynthia Enfield and violinist Susan Aquila.

Countries around the world, including Southern Italy, Brazil, Africa and the Middle East have musical traditions based on the power of women. Belloni and Company will emulate one of the most ancient ways of praying and healing, including sacred chanting to the Black Madonna sung by female voices in harmony, accompanied by various percussion instruments (frame drums, tambourines, shakers, djembes, ballaphones, dumbecks, riqqs, mazhars, and marimbas.) Dancers will spin and stomp their feet in celebration of life and peace with the healing trance dance of the Tarantella.

With "Daughters of Cybele," Alessandra Belloni carries on the tradition of Roman priestesses who played the tambourine in worship of Dionysus, God of ecstasy and wine, and the Earth goddess Cybele.

"It was as if the crowd had been transported to a secret clearing somewhere in the Piemonte to witness some wonderfully obscure, mystical ritual."
           Lucid Culture Blog

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SEPTEMBER 2009


Oedipus The King Logo


by Sophocles
directed by Stan Barber


Oedipus The King

Set in ancient Greece, Oedipus, the ill-fated King of Thebes, unknowingly
murders his father, marries his mother, and in one of the most provocative
tragedies of all time, insists the horrific truth be revealed, even at the
price of his own destruction.


with
JORDON FELTNER
as Oedipus

CYNTHIA ENFIELD
as Jocasta

DANIEL KISALA
as Creon

OWEN KAVANAGH
as Priest and Old Shepherd

RUSTY COOK
as Corinthian Messenger

GEORGE STULTS
as Teiresias

STEPHANIE JONES
as Ismene and Citizen

AMANDA DILLARD
as Antigone and Citizen

and

Citizens of Thebes: WILLIAM APPS, KATE CARFORA,
GARRETT BURRESON, MATT WILDER, LAUREN MURASKI,
STEPHEN MEDVIDICK, ARIELLE BENDORY, ASHLEY KOWZUN,
BETH KOPERWHATS
Music - MATTHEW GANDOLFO
Set - KRIS KELLEHER
Costumes - BETH KOPERWHATS
Dramaturge - PATRICIA GARDNER
  
Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
(Just north of Minetta Lane)

Tickets by Phone: 212-352-3101
866-811-4111(toll free)

Monday, September 21, 8:00 PM
Wednesday, September 23, 8:00 PM

Benefit performances for the TLDEF - Please go to
www.transgenderlegal.org
for more information.

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JUNE 2008

Luminato Festival

LUMINATO FESTIVAL, TORONTO CANADA

DENNIS CLEVELAND
THE END OF CINEMATICS
FAILING KANSAS
THE CANADIAN SONGBOOK

ART WITH AMBITION
American avant-garde composer Mikel Rouse brings to Toronto his trilogy of modern multimedia pop/rock operas.
Luminato Festival blog and photographs


DENNIS CLEVELAND June 7 & 8

Set in a television studio, this tale of a trashy talk-show host and his
ill-fated guests offers a critique of popular culture's promise of success.


Written and Directed by Mikel Rouse
Starring Mikel Rouse

with

Cynthia Enfield, Matthew Gandolfo, Joseph Halajian, Siri Howard,
Ryuji Noda, Christina Pawl, Robert Rivera, Sylver Logan Sharp,
Levensky Smith, Penelope Thomas

and guest artists
Byron Abalos, Tarah Consoli, Cynthia Dempster, Marcus Jamin,
Rob Kempson, Idil Mussa, Alexandra Parravano, Steve Ryan,
Ryna Schnickler, Cara Volchoff

Toronto Film School Studio, 39 John St., $35.


THE END OF CINEMATICS June 10 to 12

Music, theatre and film combine in an immersive meditation on cinema's corporate
transformation and the fragmentation of the modern media-viewing experience.


Written and Directed by Mikel Rouse
Starring Mikel Rouse

with

Cynthia Enfield, Matthew Gandolfo, Christina Pawl, Robert Rivera, Penelope Thomas

Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E., $25 to $45.

FAILING KANSAS June 13 to 15

The notorious events described in Truman Capote's 1966 book
In Cold Blood are the basis for this audio-visual interpretation of ritual,
religion and the mystery of fate.


Written and Directed by Mikel Rouse
Starring Mikel Rouse

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St., $35.

THE CANADIAN SONGBOOK June 9

Starring Mikel Rouse

with

Cynthia Enfield, Christina Pawl, Penelope Thomas
Luminato Festival Photos
Massey Hall 176 Victoria Street, $40 to $60

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OCTOBER 2007


THE END OF CINEMATICS


October 14-21, 2007
Irvine Barclay Theatre-Irvine, CA (Orange County)

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APRIL 2007

MY BRAVE FACE

A Rocabaret

created by:

ROBERT JOHN COOK
SHELLEN LUBIN
with direction and vocal arrangements by:
SHELLEN LUBIN
featuring:
ROBERT JOHN COOK
CYNTHIA ENFIELD
MATTHEW GANDOLFO

accompanied by IAN HERMAN, ROGER POST, MARY NOECKER, and more.

This "Rocabaret" piece (part alternative/folk/rock and part cabaret)
explores a critical moment in the life of a man who is trying to come to terms with his past
with the help of two voices from inside his head.
The journey is through songs by Don Henley, John Hiatt, Joe Jackson, Paul McCartney, 
John Mayer, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, originals, and more.

Friday, April 6 • 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 12 • 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 • 5:00 p.m.

DON'T TELL MAMA

343 West 46th Street
New York City
$10 cover charge
2 drink minimum
Reservations: 212-757-0788
For more information, contact Bondrov Productions
212-864-2380 ~ bondrov@gmail.com

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JANUARY 2007

LEON'S DICTIONARY
a play by
Stephanie Satie

directed by
Shellen Lubin

with

Cynthia Enfield
Joel Friedman
Matthew Gandolfo
Julie Garfield
Max McGuire

Tuesday, January 16
2pm and 7pm
At 78th Street Theatre Lab
3rd floor theatre
236 West 78th Street

In post-Communist Ukraine, a Jewish family struggles to emigrate to a new life. As they
try to maneuver through the insane rules of a country in change, they realize that much
of the struggle is within their own walls. Leon's Dictionary is a play about a universal desire,
set in a world that few in the West are familiar with.

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SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2006



I am very excited to be performing in the upcoming Fall production of Mikel Rouse's The End of Cinematics.
It is the third part of an 'opera verite' trilogy consisting of Falling Kansas and
the critically acclaimed "talk show" opera Dennis Cleveland.

For more information about the show please visit

http://www.endofcinematics.com

FALL 2006 TOUR INFORMATION:

Carolina Performing Arts Center

Chapel Hill, NC
September 28 and 29


Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn, New York
October 4,5,6, and 7


University of Florida Performing Arts

Gainesville, FL
October 11


Liverpool Culture Company

Liverpool, UK
November 16, 17, and 18


Miami Performing Arts Center

Miami, FL
December 29

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APRIL 2006

Judith Shakespeare Company
RESURGENCE

New Play Development Lab 2006

presents a concert reading of

Bounty of Lace

by

Susan Merson
directed by Shellen Lubin

CAST:
Christine Campbell
Cynthia Enfield
Jane Ives
Susan Merson

April 2, 2006
6:15 PM
Arthur Seelen Theatre
The Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street, NYC

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JULY 2005

THE CUTTING ROOM PRESENTS

A READING OF

THE GOOD STENO

BY

LEAH KORNFELD FRIEDMAN
http://broadwayworld.com/

WITH

DANA LIATSIS, DAN FUTTERMAN , BILL RAYMOND , PAUL BEN-VICTOR,
LEV GORN , CYNTHIA ENFIELD, ROBERTA WALLACH , HEIDI DU TOIT

DIRECTED BY

PAUL BEN-VICTOR

Award winning playwright Leah Kornfeld Friedman's exciting new dark comedy
brings to life the garment center jungle of the 1940's.

JULY 16 & 23 AT 4:30 PM. AT THE CUTTING ROOM. 19 WEST 24 ST. BETWEEN 5TH & 6TH

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MAY 2005

THE BELT THEATRE
presents
a reading of a new play

THE GOOD STENO

BY

LEAH KORNFELD FRIEDMAN

WITH

DANA LIATSIS, PABLO SCHREIBER , BILL RAYMOND, PAUL BEN-VICTOR,
LEV GORN, NICOLE WINSTON, ROBERTA WALLACH,
CYNTHIA ENFIELD, HEIDI DU TOIT


DIRECTED BY

PAUL BEN-VICTOR

Award winning playwright Leah Kornfeld Friedman's exciting new dark comedy
brings to life the garment center jungle of the 1940's.

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 3:00 PM. rsvp 310- 463-0012.
The Belt Theatre 336 West 37th Street, New York City

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PRIOR TO 2005

Sticks and Stones Productions
presents

YOUR HEALTH COMES FIRST
…YOU CAN ALWAYS HANG YOURSELF LATER

a dramatic reading of selected stories

WRITTEN BY:

BARA CASELEY SWAIN


Kaufmann Theatre
American Museum of Natural History

MUSIC AND LYRICS:

JAMES GILCHRIST

ADDITIONAL MUSIC:

KYLE SANNA

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY:

LISA FELDMAN

STARRING:

KATHERINE DIAMOND
CYNTHIA ENFIELD
JAMES GILCHRIST
MIDGE MONTGOMERY
BARA SWAIN
JACKSON TAYLOR

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: HELEN GROSSO

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