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Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

By Taylor Maxim
Directed by Jenna Karnatski

A senior project produced by Haylin Davis



Haylin Davis / Charlie
Sydney Nocerino / Tabitha


Production Team

Jenna Karnatski / Director
Eva Doyle / Stage Manager

Content Advisory

Eva Doyle is a second year theater and performance major from Sag Harbor, New York. Purchase Rep credits include Fefu and Her Friends (U/S Julia, Paula, Christina). Other credits include The Little Mermaid (Stage Manager) and Don’t Drink the Water (Stage Manager) at Pierson High School. Many thanks to everyone she got to work with!

Sydney Nocerino (She/Her) is a fourth year theatre and performance and journalism double major with a minor in playwriting, from Queens, New York. Purchase Credits include The Wolves (#7), Dance Nation (Amina), and Fefu and Her Friends (Cindy). Many thanks to her friends and family!

Haylin Davis (she/they) is a senior theatre & performance and arts management double major. Her role as Charlie in Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup will serve as her senior project capstone performance. This is also her first time as a producer. Their past purchase credits include No Longer Human (Tsuenko) and No Clean Clothes (Emily). They would like to take the time to thank everyone who helped throughout the production process. She would also like to thank her friends and chosen family: for opening their homes and showing her what family should feel like. None of this would be possible without you all.

Director Profile

Jenna Karnatski is a senior theatre & performance and arts management double major from Staten Island, New York. Purchase credits include How I Learned to Drive (Wardrobe Assistant) and Marisol (Assistant Costume Designer). She would like to thank her friends and family, 9-3, and the minions for getting her through hard times and this production process.

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