by Anya Richkind
Director Allison Benko
Producer Alexandra Cadena
Cast Anna Crivelli, Isabella Dawis, Lindsey Spohler, Maggie Thompson
Set Designer An-lin Dauber
Lighting Designer Cha See
Costume Designer Lily Prentice
Projection Designer Yana Birÿkova
Sound Designer/Composer Grace Oberhofer
Dramaturg Nick O'Leary
Props Designer Cinthia Chen
Stage Manager Margaret Gleberman
Choreographer Lexie Frare
Graphic Designer Kristian Rasmussen
WELCOME TO MERMAIDLAND, FLORIDA...
...the only place on earth where mermaids are real! Join us for our afternoon special starring Mermaid Bee, Mermaid Vana, and our newest princess of the deep, Mermaid Marie. Reawaken your childhood fantasies. Revel in the death-defying underwater dances. Soak in the impossible beauty. And please disregard the alligators. There is nothing to worry about.
ANYA RICHKIND is a graduate of Yale University and a former finalist in the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference, Anya’s work has been produced at Yale, in New York City and in the Bay Area, California. Anya has studied with Donald Margulies, Deb Margolin and Sarah Ruhl. Anya likes to write about women, wacky phenomena and where they overlap. www.anyarichkind.com
ALLISON BENKO is a director of plays, musical theatre, and opera. Recent/upcoming projects include Another Mikado, Single Rider, What Happened That Night, A Doll's House: A New Opera, The Secret Death of Puppets, The Arthur Miller Centennial, Twelfth Night, and She Loves Me. Notable assistant direction includes Oslo at Lincoln Center Theater directed by Bartlett Sher, which received the Tony for Best Play. Benko has also studied ritualistic shadow puppetry at the Tholpavakoothu Puppet Centre in Kerala, India. She is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and holds a B.A. in Drama from Tufts University. allisonbenko.com
ALEXANDRA CADENA is a graduate of Yale University and is incredibly honored to be participating in this year’s Corkscrew Festival as the producer of The End of Mermaids. She has worked extensively as a producer/stage manager in the theatre with the Yale School of Drama’s student-run theatre the Yale Cabaret. Her work as a theatre director/producer also includes the New York International Fringe Festival. She has a vast experience in film and her production company, AC Pictures, has several award-winning shorts that have premiered at the Next International Film Festival, Worldfest-Houston, and SENE film festivals.