Madcap Repertory Theatre
Acting since the age of eight, PJ is a Massachusetts native with over ten years of professional theatrical experience. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College with his BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre, PJ has most notably appeared in Volleygirls (Winner Best of Fest) and The Cobalteans at NYMF, A Midsummer Night's Dream in Washington Square Park with Gorilla Rep, Very Bad Words at NYC Fringe, and GUNS: A Cabaret under director Liz Swados. As a director, PJ mounted The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee while at MMC, and was one of the directors of Othello in Madcap's inaugural season. PJ is a founder, and current Artistic Director, of Madcap Repertory Theatre. www.pjadzima.com
Emma has been actively involved in theatre since the ripe age of seven. A Los Angeles native, she has spent most of her time studying classical theatre, even traveling to Greece and Stratford-upon-Avon. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with her BA in Theatre Arts and a Minor in History. She hopes to continue to get people excited about what can be done with--to quote Professor Mark Ringer--"the most perfect plays ever written." New York credits include The Vagina Monologues (Walk-Up Arts), The Thalia Festival (AlphaNYC), and A Very Naughty Holiday Cabaret. emmabilderback.com
Steven Godoy is a graduate of Wagner College's Theatre Program, has studied and worked extensively with Shakespeare & Company, and studied Commedia Del' Arte with Teatro Punto in Amsterdam. He is an actor, producer, singer, and dancer who has a passionate love for the classics. He is a part of the development team at Madcap Rep. Favorite roles include Paris and Romeo (R&J), Lysander (Midsummer), and Rodolpho (A View From the Bridge). Favorite characters in Shakespeare's canon would include Romeo, Hotspur, Mercuito, Caliban, Puck, and Parolles. He believes in bravely pursuing your ideals and getting back up whenever something knocks you down.
Zachary Infante grew up in Roselle Park, New Jersey and holds a BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. After studying at CAP21 and the Experimental Theatre Wing, he stepped into Julie Taymor’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Theatre For A New Audience. His career in the arts began at ten landing television and film work culminating in Richard Linklater’s School of Rock as Gordon. He continues to collaborate across New York City as a guest teaching artist and is a Program Director at Watertown Children's Theater in Watertown, MA. In recent years, he’s been seen in Matthew Lopez’sSomewhere (Hartford Stage), Michael Boyd’s Tamburlaine (TFANA), Trevor Nunn's Pericles (TFANA) and on screen in GOTHAM, Alpha House, and Carrie Pilby, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, starring Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, and Vanessa Bayer.
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Executive Director of Madcap, Kira hails form Northern California and is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama. Since moving to New York, she has been involved with theatre of all kinds, gaining a passion for telling the stories the media often ignores while utilizing new and exciting mediums. Along those lines, she is currently teaching with the Stella Adler Studio's Outreach Division at Rikers Island jail working with young-adult and adult male inmates. When not following her theatrical pursuits, Kira works with the Vigon Team at Citi Habitats, helping fellow artists and people of all kinds find homes in the NYC area. Her theatre background includes training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Tisch Commedia Dell'Arte, Experimental Theatre Wing. Kira’s credits include: Director: Polaroid Stories (Madcap Rep), 24 Hour Hunger Plays (Cue for Passion Collaborative), Associate Director: Othello: The Green Eyed Monster (Madcap Rep), Assistant Director: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cue for Passion Collaborative), Actor: Distortive Ascent (Mother), One Flea Spare (Darcy),Titus Andronicus (Tamora), Dark of the Moon (Mrs. Allen), Troilus and Cressida (Ulysses), The Illiad: Guerrillas at Troy (Chorus), Morning's At Seven (Esther), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Various Roles)
Martín Lara Avila, a New York based theatre artist and costume designer for theatre, television, and film. Recent design credits include: Hairspray (Skirball), The Cobalteans (NYMF - Best Music, Best Lyrics, & Best Book), Gun & Powder (New Studio on Broadway), Distortive Ascent (DUTF), Catch Me If You Can (Skirball), CATHERINE (film), and Vale la Pena (film). Other theatre credits include: Matilda: The Musical (Broadway), Mercury Fur (The New Group at the Signature Theatre), The Get Down (Netflix, dir. Baz Luhrmann). Much of his work can also be seen in the online videos by AVbyte: a YouTube musical parody channel. NYU Tisch | BFA Production & Design.
Regional: The Great Gatsby (Jay Gatsby), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Dial M for Murder (Tony Wendice) Hello Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl),Love’s Labour’s Lost (Sir Nathaniel), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), Charlotte’s Web(Templeton). Film: Ends Meet (Jeff), Demons in the Woods (Bob), Engraved Danger (Jeffery). Radio: 'The Fall of the House of Usher' (Rodrick Usher), 'The Night Before Christmas' (Narrator), 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (Peter Quince). A native of Oklahoma, Garrett holds a BFA in Theatre and Voice from the University of Kansas.
Donovan Mendelovitz is a Tisch graduate with a BFA in Acting, training at The Stella Adler Studio, The Lee Strasberg Institute, and Stonestreet Studios as well as the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam. His recent endeavors include a tour of Fly Guy & Other Stories (Theatreworks USA), the premier of Blood of Zeus (The Alchemical Theatre Lab), Sweeney Todd (Piper Theatre) and Melchior in Spring Awakening (YA4Ever - LA). His experiences training at NYU and being in New York City an immense appetite for the wide variety of theatre and the potential for artists to create new and even more visceral forms of story-telling. He is beyond excited to tackle the tough stuff with Madcap and make theatre for, with, and of our world community.
Max Meyers is an actor, director, deviser, singer/songwriter, and dancer who loves to push his personal boundaries and the boundaries of the world around him through his art. Having studied at Stella Adler Studio, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), International Theatre Workshop (ITW), and New Studio on Broadway (MT), he is currently on the National Tour of BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story as Norman Petty and U/S Buddy Holly. Some of his favorite credits include: Next to Normal (Dan), West Side Story (Action), Timon of Athens (Timon), A Midsummer...(Demetrius/Titania, Lysander), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Eugene). He is proud to have founded this company in October of 2014, directed Madcap's Inaugural Classic production of The Green Eyed Monster: OTHELLO and Its Players, and is thrilled to be surrounded by the vibrant artists that make up the MadcapRep family!
Yuriy Pavlish is a maverick stage director, actor, musician, digital media specialist, and producer, based in New York City. He is the Managing Producer of Shakespeare in the Square Inc., an innovative classical theater ensemble, and works extensively with Roll the Bones Theatre company as well as Madcap. Favorite shows in NYC include The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (Producer), Shakespeare in the Square’s debut Off-Broadway production, Coriolanus: From Man to Dragon (Director), and The Lower Depths (Director).