Kaliyuga Arts Presents LARK EDEN This Weekend
LORA LEE ECOBELLI (Thelma) is an actress, writer, director, and teacher. She has performed both On and Off Broadway and is the winner of the Harold Clurman award for Best Actress for he performance in THE VISE. Her many stage credits include A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE SEAGULL, ANTIGONE, HAMLET, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, BLITHE SPIRIT, THE THREE SISTERS, and the title role in AMELIA. Film and television: JUDY BERLIN, SPEECHLESS, THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION and Sesame Street's ELMOPALOOZA. She is a member of Hudson Air Radio Theatre, Walking the Dog Theatre, Off Leash Improv Group, and is Artistic Director of The Blue Horse Repertory Company. She teaches acting for Blue Horse Repertory Company's Acting School at the Theatre Institute at Sage College.
MOLLY PARKER-MYERS (Mary) is an actor and singer based in the Hudson Valley. Molly is delighted to be working with the Kaliyuga Arts team again, after appearing in their previous productions of KILL ME NOW (Robyn) TRUE LOVE LIES (Carolyn) and THE MOUND BUILDERS (Cynthia) at Stageworks/Hudson and bringing her own COMBACK! A TRAGICOMIC CABARET to the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy stage. Other recent credits include INTO THE WOODS (Baker's Wife) and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Desiree) at Rhinebeck Theatre Society, THE DIVINE SISTER (Mrs. Levinson/Timothy) and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at Stageworks/Hudson, THE LADIES MAN (Marie) at Shadowland Theatre and THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Elsa) at TriArts Sharon Playhouse. Other favorites include THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE (Mary), HAIRSPRAY (Velma), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (The Drowsy Chaperone), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Muriel Eubanks) and FALSETTOS (Doctor Charlotte).
LOUISE PILLAI (Emily) has been involved with various venues in the tri-state area for the past 16 years, including Kaliyuga Arts, Stageworks/Hudson, Tri-Arts, the Rhinebeck Center for the Performing Arts, HRC, The Ghent Playhouse, and others. Some favorite roles: Fraulein Schneider (CABARET), Mrs. Peachum (THREEPENNY OPERA), Delia (THE MOUND BUILDERS), Sister Acacius (THE DIVINE SISTER), and Dorine (TARTUFFE). She feels very lucky to be involved in this first production at Bridge Street Theater with three of her favorite performers/director. She is also hard at work on her first historical novel.
JOHN SOWLE (Director) is co-founder of Bridge Street Theatre, a new performing arts center in progress in Catskill, NY. He has produced, directed, designed, and performed in hundreds of productions over the years. He started Kaliyuga Arts in 1986 with his partner Steven Patterson and has received multiple awards for his directing and design work on their Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York productions. In 2012 he directed and designed THE MOUND BUILDERS and in 2013 directed and designed TRUE LOVE LIES and the U.S. premiere of KILL ME NOW, all at Stageworks/Hudson. In Manhattan, John directed and designed Beckett's ALL THAT FALL and Dan Carbone's KINGDOM OF NOT at the Cherry Lane Studio and the Al Carmines/Gertrude Stein musical IN CIRCLES at Judson Church. John has an undergraduate degree from M.I.T in mathematics and received a PhD in Dramatic Art from UC Berkeley.
Photo by John Sowle