Hunter X Hollingsworth & Friends: Who Tells Your Story?
Created by and featuring Hunter Hollingsworth
Directed by Tahlia Holmgren
Hunter Hollingsworth | Himself
Kazuki Ono | Italian Ice Vendor
Rossy Veras | Maria
Refilwe Kekana | Leondra
Bradley Rabinowitz | Sean
Osiris Warren | Ivan
JaDonna Williams | Nina
Nina Schatell | Production Stage Manager
Zorell Havercome | Assistant Stage Manager
David Aab | Sound Designer
Abby Brady | Sound Board Operator
Olivier Plamondon | Lighting Designer
Trevor Duitz | Producer
This production contains swear words and strobe light effects.
For sometime now, I’ve Always wanted to be in a Senior Project. BU t I never had the chance to do it because I’ve been Rejected from so many others. Have you ever been one of those people who were overlooked and undervalued? That’s how I’ve Felt When I was making my Project. I’ve had Great Influences. I’ve gotten the inspiration from Hamilton, In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen. three musicals who tell stories in unique ways. Hopefully my tale will inspire, excite and learn as well as having the best time ever.
Getting to direct a show that demonstrates how much music and theatre can affect someone has been an honor. A show that shares a personal story of Hunter’s journey and adventures at Purchase and the people he’s met along the way. Working on this show with the cast and crew has felt close to home since theatre has also had a significant effect on my life too. I (and I’m sure many others) focused heavily on the performing arts before coming to Purchase and then went on to have our own journeys on campus as well. So now it’s time to sit back, relax, and have Hunter’s rhymes take you on a ride.
Creative Team Profiles
Tahlia Holmgren (Director) is a third year theatre and performance major and arts management minor from Valhalla, New York. Previous credits include A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past) and Guys and Dolls (Dance Captain/Ensemble). Tahlia would like to thank the cast, crew, friends, and family for this opportunity!
Nina Schatell (Production Stage Manager) is a third year stage manager from New York City. Off Broadway: New York Classical Theatre’s King Lear (production assistant). Purchase Rep credits include: New Plays Now 2021 (Production Stage Manager), Everybody (stage manager), The Colored Museum, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The People From Very Far Away, Excerpts From Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop, Cheat Day (ASM). Many thanks to the wonderful cast and crew for their hard work and dedication.
David Aab (Sound Designer) is a third year lighting designer from Warwick, NY. Recently David was recently the Sound Designer for Everybody. His other past credits include Cheat Day(ME), Dialogue of the Carmelites(Lighting Board Operator), and The Colored Museum(Projection Technician). He would like to thank his family and friends for supporting him throughout this journey.
Olivier Plamondon (Lighting Designer) is a Sophomore Lighting Designer and is excited to be making his design debut at Purchase! | Off-Broadway: Production Assistant & Followspot Operator for Emojiland & Production Assistant for Life Sucks. NYMF/Off-Broadway: Production Assistant for Alive! The Zombie Musical, Followspot Operator for Ladyship and TILL: A New Musical.
Hunter Hollingsworth (Himself) is a 4th year BA Theater and performance major. This is his First (and Probably last) production he has ever been
apart the has ever made. He Would like to thank His Family and Friends, and also the support from his Teachers and Advisor for making this Happen.
Kazuki Ono (Italian Ice Vendor) is a fourth year actor from Kagawa, Japan. He transferred from Rockland Community College and is majoring Theater and Performance This is Kazuki’s first show he is been in. It’s been four years for him to be in the US, and he is still exploring new worlds!
Rossy Veras (Maria) is a fourth year BFA actor from Yonkers, New York. She would like to thank the production team for their creative work and perseverance throughout the process. As well as sends immense gratitude and love to her supportive friends, family, and mentors who guided her into this artistic world of Theatre.
Refilwe Kekana (Leondra) is a third year THP major from New York, NY.Past credits include Seussical(Sour Kangaroo) and Fiddler on the Roof (Avram/Dance Captain). Many thanks to those that have supported her!
Bradley Rabinowitz (Sean) is a fourth year Theatre and Performance with a minor in Screenwriting from Long Island, NY. His past credits at Purchase include Homestead, Wonderland (Tweedle-Dee), Of Nazareth (King Herod), My Own Eyes (Nick Saunders), as well as being in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast multiple time, and being a cast member of Purchase Late Night. He had a wonderful time working on this show, singing and dancing, and doing something he’d never thought he’d be able to do… rapping! He would like to thank his family and friends for all of their support, and would like to tell kids to give a hoot and don’t pollute. Enjoy the show!
Hey, my name is Osiris Warren, I’m a 20 year old sophomore at suny purchase with heavy interest in music and theatre, looking to graduate in 2024. Throughout my career so far I’ve portrayed Rapunzel’s prince and the Wolf in Into The Woods act 1, then Rapunzel’s and Cinderella’s prince in Into the Woods act 2, Reverend Paris in the Crucible, Damon in an original juke box music featuring Rihanna songs, Hercules in You Go Goddess, while also performing and taking part in other types of shows like rapping in two black history month shows, rapping in a women’s history month show, rapping in a Hispanic heritage month show, performing at a poetry slam, rapping for a hip hop magazine, rapping at two open mic’s, and walking the runway at New York Fashion Week and now Ivan in Who Tells your story. I would like to give special thanks to Hunter Hollingsworth for casting me and writing such an incredible story, the director for her amazing direction, the stage managers, my family and fri!ends for keeping me going, of course my beautiful wife Akemis Ortiz for just being the best, and myself for believing that I still got it!
JaDonna Williams (Nina) is a second year double majoring in arts management & theater and performance from Yonkers, New York and she is Indo-Caribbean. Special thanks to all who supports her and everyone who made this show possible.
Hunter Hollingsworth is a 4th year BA Theater and performance major. This is his First (and Probably last) production he has ever been apart the has ever made. He Would like to thank His Family and Friends, and also the support from his Teachers and Advisor for making this Happen.
Tahlia Holmgren is a third year theatre and performance major and arts management minor from Valhalla, New York. Previous credits include A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past) and Guys and Dolls (Dance Captain/Ensemble). Tahlia would like to thank the cast, crew, friends, and family for this opportunity!
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