SAINTS GO MARCHING

by Matt Barbot

“Jo’s grandfather—a decorated veteran—has died, leaving emotional wreckage and unpaid debts in his wake. As she prepares for the funeral, Jo’s heart is set on keeping grandpa’s burial flag; to get it, she’ll have to deal with her despondent mother, an attempted exorcism, and competition from a secret aunt young enough to be her little sister. It won’t be easy, but nothing an aspiring saint like Jo can’t handle.”

Directed by: Brisa Areli Muñoz

Featuring:
Elise Santora Hernandez*
Maria Diez*
John J. Concado*
Gilbert Cruz*
Daniel Molina*
Daniella De Jesus*

*Denotes AEA member

Gilbert Cruz (Oscar) – Very happy to be doing Matt’s reading again. Gilbert has been seen here in NY in many plays and theaters over past 40 freeways..film,TV, VO`s

Daniella De Jesús (Jo) –DANIELLA DE JESÚS is an actor/writer from Bushwick, Brooklyn. As an actor, she is best known for role as Zirconia on Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” A member of the Public Theater’s 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group, her plays include “Pa’ Ti Tengo De Todo” (The Public Theater’s Spotlight Series), “Get Your Pink Hands Off Me Sucka and Give Me Back (FKA Columbus Play)”, “The Thief Cometh” (United SoloFestival), and “Mambo Sauce,” which was a semi-finalist for Clubbed Thumb’s 2018 commission. De Jesús is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama.

Elise Santora (Dolores) – Elise Santora recently starred in Curious Incident of the Dog…at CSFAC after receiving the distinguished Henry award for Outstanding Actress in a Play as Ofelia in Anna in the Tropics last season. She guest-starred in the new ABC series For Life and the CBS hit Bull and nominated for an Indie Series Award for her role in FabuLess (webseries). Additional TV appearances: NBC’s The Manifest, New Amsterdam, Shades of Blue and the Netflix series’ Iron Fist and Orange is the New Black. Broadway credits include In The Heights (Lin-Manuel Miranda), The Capeman (Paul Simon) and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Brisa Areli Muñoz (Director) – Brisa Areli Muñoz (Director) is a theater director, organizer and educator based in Brooklyn by way of the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. She serves as Manager of Community Partnership for The Public Theater’s Public Works program. Munoz has directed theater workshops and professional developments at The Public Theater, Carnegie Hall, Arts Emerson, BRIC Arts Media, Sojourn Theatre, CUNY Creative Arts Team, Hi-ARTS, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, New York City Children’s Theater, Vital Theatre, and Atlantic Pacific Theatre.

Maria Fernanda Diez (Miriam/Joan of Arc) – Maria Fernanda Diez is a Mexican American actor based in NYC. Recent credits include: Two River Theater’s Crossing Borders Festival, Antigone En La Frontera at The Drama League, Argument Sessions at Gural Theater, and Planned Parenthood’s Mi Cuerpo es Mío commercial. Upcoming: Zoongoro directed by Georgina Escobar. mariafernandadiez.com

John J. Concado (Father Tim / Ignacio) – John J. Concado aka Juanjo is an Argentinian-American actor, bilingual voice over artist and commercial face. He is the voice of Fox Deportes and has worked on such video game titles as Read Dead Redemption 2 and Dead Space 3. Recent Theater: The Enclave (Rattlestick); Only You Can Prevent Wildfires (Ricochet Collective); Bamboo in Bushwick (The Working Theater); Locusts Have No King (INTAR); Romeo y Julieta (The Public Theater). Recent TV/Film: HBO’s The Deuce; CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted; The Rainbow Experiment; 42 Seconds of Happiness; Orgami (coming soon). Thank you for your support! www.johnconcado.com or stalk responsibly @concado.

Freddie Fulton (Nate/St. Michael) – Freddie Fulton is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas and a graduate of the MFA (Acting) program at Columbia University. Theatre credits include: Long Wharf Theatre’s Paradise Blue (P-Sam), ‪Classic Stage Company‬’s Julius Caesar (Brutus), Virginia Stage Company’s Detroit ‘67 (Sly), Too Heavy for Your Pocket (Bowzie), The Seagull (Medvedenko), Fences (Cory), A Soldier’s Play (PFC Peterson), etc. To his family, friends, and supporters (new and old) thank you for your inspiration and love, it means the world to him.

Daniel José Molina (Ernesto) – Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Henry V in Henry V; Ferdinand in Love’s Labor’s Lost; Hal in Henry IV, Part One and Two; Ferdinand in The Tempest; Elliot in Water by the Spoonful; Posthumus in Cymbeline; Romeo in Romeo and Juliet Broadway: Fish in the Dark (Cort Theatre). Off-Broadway: Terra Firma (BPAC) Regional: Lodovico in Othello (ART) 3 seasons at Utah Shakespeare Festival Film:The Yellow Birds. Awards: 2011 National Irene Ryan Acting Award. Education: BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design

Tati Ronderos (Stage Manager) –  http://tatironderos.com

Matt Barbot (Playwright) – Matt Barbot is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. His play El Coquí Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom received its world premiere at Two River Theater in January, 2018. Princess Clara of Loisaida and Saints Go Marching were selected to feature on Steppenwolf’s The Mix list. Matt’s first play for young audiences, Stoo’s Famous Martian-American Gumbo, was commissioned by Peppercorn Theatre and will be produced in Summer 2019. He will soon begin as a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow. Matt received his MFA from Columbia University, is a NYTW 2050 Fellow, and a member of the Civilians R&D Group.

Kathleen Capdesuñer  (Artistic Producer ) –  kcapdesuner.com

Gilbert Cruz

Gilbert Cruz

Maria Fernanda Diez

Maria Fernanda Diez

Daniel Jose Molina

Daniel Jose Molina

Freddie Jay Fulton

Freddie Jay Fulton

Daniella De Jesus

Daniella De Jesus

John J. Concado

Elise Santora

John J. Concado

John J. Concado

Brisa Areli Munoz

Brisa Areli Munoz

Matt Barbot

Matt Barbot

Kathleen Capdesuner

Kathleen Capdesuñer