by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Cheryl Faraone
PTP: Scenes from an Execution, Vinegar Tom, Gertrude- the Cry, The Europeans, No End of Blame, An Experiment with an Airpump, Somewhere in the Pacific. BROADWAY: The Band’s Visit, Act One (Lincoln Center Theater), Relatively Speaking. OFF-BROADWAY: The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater Company), The Changeling (Red Bull Theater), Old Jews Telling Jokes, All’s Well that Ends Well (The Public Theater), Measure for Measure (The Public Theater). FILM/TV: “COHAB” (YouTube- 3 episodes), “Deadbeat” (Hulu). MFA: NYU. BA: Middlebury College.
Tara Giordano is a proud 14-year company member of PTP/NYC, with previous credits including Vinegar Tom, Serious Money, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, Cigarettes and Chocolate, Experiment with an Airpump, Perfect Pie, The After-Dinner Joke, and Plenty. A Helen Hayes nominated actor, she has performed at Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre Co., Two River Theater, Lincoln Center Education, New Victory Theatre, Folger Theatre, and others. Her work can also be seen & heard in national commercials, audiobook recordings, and feature films. Ms. Giordano received her BA in Theatre from Middlebury College and her MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University.
Cheryl Faraone is a co-founder of Potomac Theatre Project and has produced all of PTP/NYC’s 34.5 seasons and directed many shows for the company, including Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Serious Money, Vinegar Tom, After-Dinner Joke and Mad Forest by Caryl Churchill; Sarah Kane’s Crave, Territories, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Politics of Passion: the Plays of Anthony Minghella, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Perfect Pie, Stanley and many more.
Previously, she directed and produced for eight seasons with the New York Theatre Studio. For the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland she directed King of the Jews, The Real Thing and Anna Karenina. In New York, she worked on the Broadway productions of The American Clock and An Evening with Comden and Greene with producer Arthur Cantor and at the Public Theatre.
Her work at Middlebury College, where she is professor emeritus and taught theatre and women and gender studies for 35 years, includes the direction of 30 productions, including Julius Caesar, Men on Boats, Enron, Stupid Fucking Bird, As You Like It,, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Jumpers, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Top Girls and numerous others.
She is a graduate of Catholic University and Florida State University’s School of Theatre, and has been involved with ART/NY, the League of Washington Theatres and TCG.
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829