Written & Directed by Taylor Nieves
Julien Nicosta | M
Rajan Worden | Tyrell
Natasha Podolsky | Sage
RJ Christiano | Soldier
Ashley Nechwedowich | Stage Manager
Alicia Rivera | Assistant Stage Manager
Isaiah Babatunde | Set Designer
Sierra Madison | Costume Designer
Jack Worden | Sound Designer
Stephen Galarneau | Graphic Designer
Jordy Varona | Video Editor
Quentin McElhennon | Fight Choreographer
Tristan Griffin | Pian
I am happy to share what has been long in the making. I have been honored to work with the cast and crew of Alexandria and will treasure the memories I have made with them forever. These past years at Purchase have made me grow immensely and I’m glad to show you a piece of my imagination on the stage. Thank you to my mother and father for always being there for me, my awesome cats, and to my friends back home, I couldn’t have made it this far without you. I wouldn’t be a Theater major if I wasn’t a little bit dramatic so I’d like to leave you with a quote I’m fond of:
“...that which we are, we are, One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson
Creative Team Profiles
Julien Nicosta is a junior at purchase who transferred from Binghamton University’s School of management. This is first time starring in a play in college. While this is his first play, Julien has been acquainted with the Performing arts since his sophomore year of high school. He took higher level Theatre for his International baccalaureate diploma.
Rajan Xavier Worden is playing the role of Tyrell in Alexandria. Rajan is a freshman majoring in Theatre and Performance, soon to be studying New Media. He spent the last four years at an acting conservatory, and hosted the Apollo Theatre’s Annual Manhattan Borough Arts Festival earlier this year. He’s currently directing and choreographing a combat-intensive short film, and is learning guitar in his spare time. Rajan is represented by the Take 3 Talent Agency, and is currently seeking management. Rajan is grateful to Taylor and the “Alexandria” team for the opportunity to work on an incredible show.
Natasha Podolsky is a junior at Purchase College majoring in Communications with a concentration in Advertising. She has been doing acting and theatre since she was young and has been in several plays. Although this is her first play at Purchase, she has played roles in various short films made by the film students at the Purchase film conservatory. She would like to thank everyone participating in the show for their hard work in making “Alexandria” come to life.
RJ Christiano is a freshman at SUNY purchase playing the role of the soldier in Alexandria, RJ is a major in theater and performance. RJ has many many skills than just acting he’s also has stage combat skills and many others he is very excited to perform since graduating high school
Ashley Nechwedowich is a third-year Media Studies student with a minor in Television Theory and Practice. She has stage-managed theatre productions in high school and was on the crew for the Rocky Horror Club at Purchase. This is her first time working on a theatre production at Purchase, but she looks forward to working on more in the future. She would like to thank her friends who supported her and helped her during the show, especially her Assistant Stage Manager Alicia. She would also like to thank everyone else who helped create and perform “Alexandria.”
Taylor Nieves is a senior majoring in the Theater and Performance BA program at Purchase College. His concentration is directing and his minor is Film Production. This is the first play he’s directed and is his second time working on a theater production at Purchase College. He has directed several short films and to someday work on the films he’s thought of for years. He hopes to attend culinary school after he graduates in the Spring.
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