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What If If Only by Caryl Churchill

Content Advisory

Brief mention of suicide.

Creative Team Profiles

Chris Walker (Stage Manager): Chris is thrilled to be a part of this production. He is a junior here at Purchase, majoring in Theatre & Performance. He has had a great time working with the cast and crew, and hopes you enjoy the show.

Brisa Nunes (Someone) she/hers: Brisa is a Brazilian actress who has been living in the US for five years. She seeks to learn more about the country’s culture and to become an actress in the US.

Kiana Hindi (Present): Kiana is a junior at Purchase, and this is her second show here. She was in Mac Beth last semester as understudy for Lady Macbeth and for Banquo. She’d like to thank Edie for all her hard work, and her friends for their endless support.

Judit Queral Perramon (Future/s) she/hers: Judit is from Cambrils, Spain, and is in her first year as a Theatre and Performance major/Arts Management minor. She has recently worked on productions of Almost, Maine (Hope/Ginette), Ellis Island: The Dream of America (Helen Cohen), and Twelve Angry Jurors (#11). Judit would like to thank all the team for their hard work, and her family for always supporting her.

Matt DeScalzo (Lighting Designer) they/them: This is their first production both at Purchase and as a lighting designer. They are very grateful for this opportunity to show their newfound love and skills with lighting.

Director Profile

Edie Gregg: Edie is absolutely over the moon to be able to direct this piece and present it to the Purchase community as their senior production and directorial debut. They are immensely proud of the actors for working so hard on a difficult play, and many thanks to the designers and stage manager for making this project possible. Thanks also for the love and support of her family and friends.

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