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Constellations at Chain Theatre

Dates: (4/18/2024 - 4/28/2024 )

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312 West 36th St, 4th Fl, New York, NY, 10018
New York,NY 10018

Tickets: 40.00

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The Company We Keep Presents 

Constellations 

Written by Nick Payne

Starring Maria Isabella Rojas* and Michael Garrett Boxleitner*

Directed by Cristina Duarte 
Performances are April 18- April 28, 2024

“One drink. And if you never want to see me again you never have to see me again.”

A quantum physicist and a beekeeper meet at a barbecue. They hit it off, or perhaps they don’t. They go home together, or maybe they go their separate ways. In the multiverse, with every possible future ahead of them, a love of honey could make all the difference…Nick Payne‘s beautiful and heartbreaking romance Constellations, originally opened at the Royal Court in 2012 before opening on Broadway in 2015. It is a play about free will and friendship, quantum multiverse theory, love, and honey.

Constellations is an innovative and captivating love story that defies time and space. The play explores the infinite paths that two people can take to be together or be apart. The play follows Roland, a beekeeper, and Marianne, a quantum physicist, who meet by chance, through the most unlikely romantic relationship. Their journey defies the limits of our understanding of a multiverse. The possibilities are limitless in parallel moments over the course of their relationship. Are they meant for each other, or will they explore other realms?

Their world embraces the concept of “what if” in the vast possibilities of a future within an expansive universe, where their shared love of honey could be the defining factor above all …

Running time 85 mins / No intermission 

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association 

The Company We Keep was founded in 2023 and is an independent theatre production company dedicated to the creation and production of compelling storytelling. We believe in creating more equitable opportunities for our communities through a collaborative approach. Bringing culturally diverse international and domestic visionaries together in the "telling of our stories”.

Constellations at Chain Theatre Schedule

8 PERFORMANCES: THURSDAY, APRIL 18 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT FRIDAY, APRIL 19 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT SATURDAY, APRIL 20 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT SUNDAY, APRIL 21 2024 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM EDT THURSDAY, APRIL 25 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT FRIDAY, APRIL 26 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT SATURDAY, APRIL 27 2024 7:00 PM — 8:30 PM EDT SUNDAY, APRIL 28 2024 2:00 PM — 3:30 PM EDT

Cast and Creative team for Constellations at Chain Theatre

Cast

Maria Isabella Rojas

Marianne
Maria Isabella is a Dominican American actor, writer, and producer based in NYC. Maria received a Bachelor’s in Performing Arts and Social Justice from the University of San Francisco. She’s filled with gratitude for the opportunity to tell stories on stage and onscreen, especially Latiné ones like Aztec Pirates and the Insignificance of Life on Mars by David Davila which she co-produced with Lone Star Media, an all-Latinx theater collective in 2023. She has also appeared on SNL, and participated in multiple theater productions, workshops, and festivals such as, the Edinburg Fringe Festival. Selected credits include Aztec Pirates (Chain Theatre), Hare Trilogy (The Wild Project), The Motherfucker with the Hat (The Flying H), and Good People (Santa Paula Theatre Center). She also co-founded a film production company called MARLEX Films. Maria is represented by MJB Talent Agency. Training: Atlantic Theatre Acting School. You can find out more on socials at mariaisabellarojas.com and @mariaisabellarojass on Instagram.


Michael Garrett Boxleitner

Roland
Michael Garrett Boxleitner, before the production of Constellations, he most recently appeared as Peter, in “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Alex in “The Little Dog Laughed,” Paul Bratter in “Barefoot in the Park,” Iago/Romeo in “Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet,”, Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet,” Orpheus in “Eurydice,” Preston Dennis jr., in “Hate Mail,” Tyrus in “Dead Ringer,” Lewis in “Movin On Up,” Tom Snout in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Danny in ”Motortown,” D’Artagnan in “The Two Musketeers,” Orsino in “Twelfth Night,” Andy in “Animals Out of Paper,” George Emerson in “A Room With A View. National Tour: Willie Oleson/Ensemble in “Little House on the Prairie the Musical.” Film/Television: “FBI: Most Wanted.”Voiceover: Marco Marmarato in “Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow.” Training: Maggie Flanagan Studio, NYC


Creative Team

Cristina Duarte

Director
Cristina Duarte is director, actor, writer, and instructor. She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and has directed numerous productions in NYC and Santa Fe. Cristina teaches acting and stage directing at Marymount Manhattan College and the Stella Adler Studio. She also coaches privately and has a YouTube channel @theactorsdirector where she shares tips on acting craft and technique. As an actor (SAG/AFTRA & AEA) she has appeared in several films and television series. In 2023, her play Room for Memories was a finalist in the TRU Voice Playwrighting Series and she is currently editing her novel. Please visit her website: www.cristinaduarte.director.com for further details and productions.


Evan Frank

Scenic Designer
Evan is thrilled to be working with The Company We Keep for the first time. While in Chicago he designed Noises Off for Metropolis, The Other Cinderella at Black Ensemble, as well as the Chicago premieres of Hands on a Hardbody with Refuge Theatre Project and Casa Valentina with Pride Arts, and the world premieres of May the Road Rise Up at The Factory Theater, Plainclothes at Broken Nose Theatre and Shadows of Birds with Glass Apple. Since arriving in New York he has designed Poolsides with The Pebble Collective and Pride House with TOSOS where he is the resident scenic designer. MFA, CMU efrankdesign.com


David Castaneda

Lighting Designer
David Castaneda (Lighting Design) has shed light on more than 600 productions around the country. Bright moments in NYC include Broadway “Irena’s Vow” (Tovah Feldshuh), Directors Company “Murder in the First” (Chad Kimball), Helen Hayes “Marvin’s Room” (T.R. Knight), Abingdon Theatre, Peculiar Works Project, NY Fringe Festival, TOSOS, Hofstra University. Regional illuminations include Albany/Berkshire Ballet(MA), Broadway Rose(OR), Virginia Stage Co(VA), Round Barn Theatre(IN), ArtisTree(VT), Opera House Theatre Co(NC), Next Stage(MS), Temple Theatre(NC), Venice Stage(FL), CFRT(NC), Ocala Civic(FL), Merrimack Rep(MA), Carousel Dinner Theatre(OH), Millbrook Playhouse(PA) and many musicales ‘de Misi’ in Bogota, Colombia. David radiates from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Gavin Petersen

Stage Manager
GAVIN PETERSEN is a 2023 Graduate from Hofstra University with a BFA in Theatrical Design Concentration in Directing and Stage Management! They are so excited to be working with The Company We Keep Productions and Cristina the first time and hope that this partnership can continue! Recent Work Includes The New Play Festival At Gallery Players (PSM), Goodnight, Baby Girl (SM), Here I Am – A New Musical (Assistant Producer), American Blues At Irondale (Wardrobe Team), Powerhouse Theater Company Summer 2023 (Assistant Company Manager). You can also check them out at gavin-petersen.com to see more of their past work and their upcoming projects.


Joseph (Joe) Cobb

Assistant Stage Manager
Joseph (Joe) Cobb’s middle initial is A. Therefore he is J.A.C. or, a jack, of all trades and master of none? He’s been running tech for many off-off Broadway shows for almost two years now, but he’s also been an actor for a way longer time, specializing in Shakespeare and comedies and Shakesperan comedies or the odd drama that’s a bit comedic but not too much so. Regardless of whatever he was or is or will be in the future Joe’s life is the theatre.


Mike Lawler

Technical Director / Sound Designer
Experienced Sound Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Former Chief Audio Engineer/Sound Supervisor/ Crew Chief at Queens Theatre in the Park. Lead Audio Engineer at Ovation Music and Founder of Wild Music Productions.


Alex Olsen

ASL Consultant
Alex is a Hard-of-Hearing Actor & thrilled to be working with The Company We Keep Theatre on this beautiful production. Theatre credits include: Tribes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Chairs, A Christmas Carol, Romeo & Juliet, Picnic, Twelfth Night, & more. Film/TV: Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street (Netflix). He has done ASL Consultation for productions of Tribes & The Chairs.


Soraya Sussman

Producer
Co-founder and CEO of The Company We Keep Theatre Productions.


Jesus Chez

Graphic Designer
Owner of Techduca Designs


Jonathan Slaff

Press Agent
Jonathan Slaff is a leading publicist in the specialty of international cultural events. From 1989 to 2005, as press agent of La MaMa E.T.C. ("Theater of the World"), he represented scores of theater and dance events from Eastern Europe, Latin America and the far east. He then earned an MBA at Columbia University with a concentration in Media Management. Before moving to New York, he was President of Northeastern News, a wholesale newspaper distributor representing the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other national publishers in the region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was also co-founder of Keystone Publications, a publisher of consumer magazines in regional markets in PA, NY and NJ.


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