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Life is a Dream

Life Is A Dream

by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Gloria Cardona

Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo

Featuring Acting BFA Acting Company 46 and Theatre Design/Technology
Performed in the Abbott-Kaplan Repertory Theater, The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College SUNY

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 1:30 & 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 1:30 & 7:30pm

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Raphael Berglas | Ensemble A

Abby Burris | Segismin B & Ensemble

Alyssa Carter | Basilia A

Nate Entz | Fife & Ensemble

Tatiana Graves-Kochuthara | Segismin A

Megan Greco | Segismin C & Ensemble

Grace McCulloch | Estrella & Ensemble

Corinne McLoughlin | Basilia C & Ensemble

Jaylon Jamal Mobley | Basilia B & Ensemble

Darián Negrón-Ortiz | Ensemble B

Francis Pàce-Nuñez | Clotaldo

Vincent Szutenbach | Astolfo & Ensemble

Nikol Tsvetanova | Rosaura & Ensemble

Design & Production

Peter Lopez | Lighting Designer
Jaqueline Cabrero | Assistant Lighting Designer
Blake Savoy | Master Electrician
Jeremy Burd | Lighting Board Op

Sophie Lin | Costume Designer
Liv Rivera | Assistant Costume Designer
Hope Rector | Wardrobe Supervisor

Lucas Kery | Sound Designer
Gabriella Liriano | Assistant Sound Designer

Madi Morrissey | Technical Director
Meredith Young | Production Carpenter
Grace Dziedzic | Lead Technical Designer
Julia Little | Lead Shop Carpenter

Samantha Tutasi | Scenic Designer
Charli Burkhardt | Assistant Scenic Designer
Tifarah Melman | Scenic Charge
Emily Mustillo | Assistant Scenic Charge
Kyler Sterner | Props Charge
Quentin Qiao | Assistant Props Charge

Kai Liebenstein | Production Stage Manager
Bethany Dolan | Stage Manager
Claire Linden-Dionne | Assistant Stage Manager

Sean Kaufman | Assistant Director

Kayleigh Smerud & Madi Dyke | Choreographers

Creative Team Profiles


Raphael M. Berglas (Ensemble A) Some previous roles include Pig in Purchase Repertory’s production of Disco Pigs, Hotspur in Archway Theatre Company’s production of Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Antonio & Trinculo in Shakespeare in the Vines’ production of The Tempest, Piper Thomas in Purchase Repertory’s online production of Everything You Love, Stanley Kowalski in Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and Lord Farquaad in Shrek – the Musical. He is currently a fourth year student in the Acting conservatory at the SUNY Purchase Acting training program in upstate New York.

Abby Burris (Segismin B & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Greensboro, North Carolina. Purchase Rep credits include: The Laramie Project (Reggie Fluty, Rebecca Hiliker), Marisol (Homeless Ensemble), Civic Duty (The Sister-In-Law), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Cunningham), and Wolves Eat Elk (Elk Grandmother). She wishes to thank her family, friends, company, and all the amazing and caring people who have shared the tears and laughter these last four years!

Alyssa Carter (Basilia A) is a fourth year BFA actor from Brooklyn New York. Purchase rep credits include: The Laramie Project, Civic Duty, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Passage. She is eternally grateful for the love, support, and light she has received on this journey this far.

Nate Entz (Fife & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Three Rivers, CA. Purchase Rep credits include: Everything You Love (Sam/X), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Judge Littlefield/Butch Honeywell), and Passage (G/J/D). Other credits include Pitchfork Disney (Cosmo Disney) and Eurydice (Orpheus). Nate is so grateful to be telling this story, with these people, at this time. It is a blessing to work with such devoted, kind and talented artists. Nate would like to thank his family for...everything–he feels like he won the lottery of birth. He’d also like to thank his friends for taking him as he is and for being on this crazy ride with him.

Tatiana G. Graves-Kochuthara (Segismin A) is a fourth year BFA actor from Queens, New York. Purchase Rep credits include: Marisol (Voices/Homeless People), Everything You Love (Panacea Touch), and, most recently, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Satan). She sends all of her love to her mom, grandparents and friends for all of the love and support they give her.

Megan Ashley Greco (Segismin C & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Kissimmee, Florida. Purchase Rep credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Mother Teresa), Disco Pigs (Runt), and The Laramie Project (Marge Murray). Many thanks to her apartment and everyone else who supports her!

Grace McCulloch (Estrella & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Madison, New Jersey. Purchase Rep credits include Civic Duty (the wife), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Henrietta/ Mary Magdalene), and Wolves Eat Elk (Rosie). Other credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor and Richard lll at the Kingsman Shakespeare Festival and Titus Andronicus at the New Jersey Shakespeare Theater. Grace wants to thank family and friends for their constant support!

Corinne McLoughlin (Basilia C & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Buffalo, NY. Past Purchase credits include: Passage (Q, M), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Matthias of Galilee), The Laramie Project (Doc) and Everything You Love (Cassie). Other credits include: Far Away (Joan) at Torn Space Theater, Number the Stars (Christie) at Theatre of Youth as well as a handful of immersive theatre shows at Torn Space Theater in Buffalo. She wants to thank her company for holding it down and lifting her spirits at every turn.

Jaylon Jamal Mobley (Basilia B & Ensemble)

Darián Negrón-Ortiz (Ensemble B) is a fourth year BFA actor from Central Florida. Purchase rep credits include: Wolves Eat Elk (Alex), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (El-Fayoumy), and Eclipse (Skylight). Darián would like to thank his family, friends, and Company 46 for helping him get to where he is now. Follow him @la.salsa.picante on Instagram

Francis Pàce-Nuñez He/Him/His (Clotaldo) is an actor from Sleepy Hollow, NY. His past credits include “B” in Passage and “Pontius Pilate & Caiaphas The Elder” in Purchase Rep’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Francis would like to thank his peers for being amazing! And as always, he loves his Mama.

Vincent Szutenbach (Astolfo & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA actor from Texas. Past Credits include The Laramie Project, Wolves Eat Elk, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Civic Duty. Vincent wants to thank his parents for sending him his light bulb and his friends for buying him snacks when he starts getting hangry.

Nikol Tsvetanova (Rosaura & Ensemble) is a fourth year BFA acting major originally from Vidin, Bulgaria, but brought up in Dallas, TX. Purchase Reps include: Passage (R, S, Mosquito, Gecko), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Saint Thomas), and Everything You Love (Jillian Mee). She sends much love and gratitude to her family, friends, and lovely company members. Instagram: @nikoltsve

Design & Production

Lucas Kery (Sound Designer)

Kai Liebenstein (Production Stage Manager) is a fourth year BFA stage manager from Milwaukee, WI. Previous Purchase Rep credits include: Purgatorio Wonderland (PSM), Everything You Love (SM), The Laramie Project (ASM), Bastille Day (ASM), and Earthquakes in London. Other credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production of Everybody (ASM), and the World Premiere of Lost Girl (ASM). Upcoming production is Toni Stone (PA) at Milwaukee Rep. She would like to thank her family, friends, and educators for all their endless support.

Sophie Lin (Liang Yun Lin) (Costume Designer)  is a senior Costume Designer from Taipei, Taiwan. Her past credits include: Subliminal (Costume Designer), Dialogue of the Carmelites (Makeup assistant), Opera Trio (Makeup assistant), Opera (Makeup assistant), Babette’s Feast (Stitcher), Bibles and Candy (Makeup Technician), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Draper), The Fox (Draper), The Wolves (Wardrobe Supervisor), Marisol (Wardrobe Supervisor). She would like to thank her amazing parents for always supporting her and believe in her, her brother for being her best accompany, all her lovely friends, all the professors and company 46. She hopes her father could see all the hard work she’s accomplished from the heaven and be proud of her.

Peter Lopez (Lighting Designer) is a fourth year lighting designer from Brooklyn, NY. Purchase Rep credits include: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (ALD), Marisol (ME), and A Bright Room Called Day (ME). Other credits include PurgatorioWonderland (ALD). Much appreciation for his friends and family who’ve supported him along the way.

Madi Morrissey (Technical Director) is a fourth year design/technology student with a double concentration in technical direction and stage management from Troy, New York. Purchase credits include: Fen (Assistant Stage Manager), Right Behind You (Stage Manager), Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Lead Draftsman) and As You Like It ​(Technical Director). Other credits include working at the Santa Fe Opera house as a stage crew apprentice in the 2021 season. Madi would like to thank her lovely friends who she is incredibly grateful to have spent the last 3 years growing with. Toi toi toi!!

Samantha Tutasi (Scenic Designer) is a fourth year BFA scenic designer from Beacon, New York. Purchase Rep credits include: Purgatorio Wonderland (Assistant Scenic Designer), Civic Duty (Assistant Scenic Designer), Dialogue of the Carmelites (Assistant Paint Charge/Paint Charge), and Helen (Props Charge). She would like to thank everyone that has worked on this production, her family for supporting her creative journey, and a special thanks to J2-1 for keeping her sane during these past four years!

Director Profile

Tatyana-Marie Carlo (ella/she) is a proud Puerto Rican director from Miami FL who received her MFA in Directing from Brown University and her BFA in Acting from New World School of the Arts. As the former Artistic Director of Micro Theater Miami, Tatyana integrated English-language plays where previously all the plays were performed in Spanish. While leading the creation process of 15-minute plays in 20 X 8 shipping containers she was also able to establish Micro-theater for Kids which was never before seen in the United States. Soon after she became the Associate Director of Seminole Theatre, a performing arts center in Homestead FL. In her role she aided in the reopening of the theater after a 40-year closure. She has directed a diverse body of work including: Subliminal by Ren Dara Santiago, Fade by Tanya Saracho, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis, She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, Real Women Have Curves by Josefina Lopez, References to Salvador Dali Make me Hot by Jose Rivera, Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, and several bilingual adaptations of Shakespeare with La Bulla Collective. Most recently she directed A Little Less Lonely at Dallas Theater Center. Coming soon Behold, A Negress by Jaqueline E. Lawton at Everyman Theatre, and Sueño by José Rivera at Trinity Repertory Company. 2019 Matt Harris Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theater Festival. 2021 Drama League Public Works Fellow. SDC

About the Conservatory of Theatre Arts

In our teaching and art, the Conservatory values inclusiveness, equality, and excellence. Upholding all of our training is our aim to train and graduate citizen artists: multifaceted people with a strong sense of purpose in approaching an arts education.

What is a citizen artist? Citizen artists seek to discover how their unique voices can contribute to our world. They understand what it means to be an artist, and what they are here on earth to say and do and make.

The Conservatory trains future citizen artists in three degree programs:

+ BFA Actor Training. The BFA is an intensive professional training program offered to a highly select and diverse group of students. The professional training is anchored in four years of study in acting, voice, speech, and movement, complemented by offerings in dramatic literature and analysis, history of the theatre, stage combat, improvisation, mask work, acting for the camera, and the business of acting. As one of five schools in the Consortium of Professional Theatre Training Programs, Purchase is one of a handful of colleges in the world capable of training artists at this level—and of drawing a faculty from the ranks of professional theatre

+ BFA in Theatre Design/Technology. Emphasizing studio and classroom training, our professional training program in theatre design/technology gives students the guidance and support of established and theatre industry professionals. Many of our alumni are recognized at the top of their field, and have received Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk Awards, among other honors. Quite literally, Purchase grads are working in or have worked in every theatre on Broadway, in all tristate venues, and with countless touring productions

+ BA program in Theatre and Performance. From traditional theatre to cutting-edge interdisciplinary work, the theatre and performance major encourages creativity, intellectual curiosity, social engagement, and critical thinking. The core requirements combine scholarship and practice to provide students with a strong foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, with mandatory stagecraft/production courses. Theatre and Performance majors are encouraged to expand the scope of their education by studying abroad, as well as pursuing coursework in other programs of study within the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Purchase College