RABBIT HOLE REVIEWS
"A unique and very effective revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a grieving suburban family strongly performed by a multiracial cast."
"delivered with flawless execution"
"This is serious theater at its best: engaging, intelligent, exhilarating and satisfying."
"The dynamic between Cho and supporting actress, Ashley Ford, was particularly strong...compelling performances by both actresses"
"There was not one weak performance; this ensemble gelled like a quiet running engine that needs no oiling and plows ahead without ever losing speed."
Maria Riboli has been active in the acting world since the age of 6; First as an actress then jumping into the director seat as well. She directed, acted and produced numerous plays both in Europe and in the United States.
In 2007 she directed, produced and acted in “BAAAHHH!!!” The play was accepted at the FringeNYC, then the run continued at the Payan Theater and in 2008 she was able to bring it to London at the historic Pleasance Theater. In November 2012 she once again produced, directed and starred in "Want & Need" an acclaimed love story from a guy point of view. The show had a sold out run in the heart of NYC (StageII Theater). Maria followed that success with another sold out run. She directed "Family of strangers" by John Pastore, in March 2013. During the same time, Maria also directed the webseries “Catch-30”. In June 2013 Maria directed the video portion of the Off Broadway show "Tesla" directed by Sanja Bestic. January 2014, Maria directed an Off Broadway dark comedy, " Panic at the Riverside Motel" written by John Pastore, once again a sold out run. In December 2014 she once again directed, produced and starred in the short film " Locked in you " (www.lockedinyou.com) that is now hitting the festival circuits all around the world. In April 2015 she directed and produced the short film “Meet me here” (www.meetmeherethemovie.com) by Kirsten Russell, now in post-production. 2015 is going to be a busy year for her, with two more short films to direct and produce.
Maria is also an acting coach, a voice over artist and the spokesperson for the world-renowned beauty brand "Borghese".
MARIA RIBOLI - Director/Producer
Suzie Cho is a producer whose credits include the development of Broadway's Irena's Vow at the Walter Kerr Theatre, the original New York premiere of Murder in the First (winner of two Innovative Theatre Awards), and was lead producer of The Baby Dance with Invictus-Pub Theatre Company. When she's not producing, she's acting in film/television/stage, and works as a diversity trainer with the Anti-Defamation League.
SUZIE CHO - Artistic Director/Producer
Ashley is delighted to bring her combined passion and background in Theatre, Production and Arts Administration to FSTC!
In Vancouver, BC Ashley was Artistic Director of Enlightenment Theatre Society for which she developed & produced Ian Kluge's Homage to Kurt Schwitters and George F Walker's Zastrozzi: Master of Discipline sponsored by Esso & CTV. In Vancouver, she was also an instructor and research assistant for Theatre Terrific, one of the few theatre companies in the world dedicated to providing performance opportunities to artists of all abilities and in the rigorous creation of provocative theatre.
In NYC, she is Co-Founder and Movement Director for Secondhand Theatre Company, which devises new & innovative works on both stage & screen, and received the 2015 Planet Connections Award for Best Choreography for their original play, Lost in Place. She is a graduate of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Professional Conservatory.
ASHLEY FORD - Co-Founder/Producer
Antonette Hudak is very delighted to be the Stage Manager of Rabbit Hole! Toni began acting June 2014 at Maria Riboli's Acting Studio. Her stage debut was at the Winter One Act Play Competition 2015 which made the finals, playing the role of Dylan in "Deuce of Diamonds" by Robin Rosado. She also made the finals at the Winter Monologue Competition performing a Monologue from the play "The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband" by Debbie Isitt. Recently “How to Love A Drug Addict” a play written by Antonette was just accepted into the Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s 10th Anniversary Event and will be performed July 15-16th where she will be playing the role of Joey and is making plans to turn it into a short film. Toni has a Business Degree that concentrates in Hotel Management from Pace University and works for the Chelsea Hotel Group in Manhattan. She is very thankful to be given the opportunity to learn and contribute to Rabbit Hole and take on the role as Stage Manager.
ANTONETTE HUDAK - Stage Manager
Pat Christodulidis is an art director, prop master and costume designer. Her passion lies in design, creation, and production of elements for theatre, films, and television. She is thrilled and humbled to be part of such talented cast and crew for “Rabbit Hole”.
Her credits include: period costumes for “Little Black Dots”, original play at the Loews Theatre, props for “The Music Man JR”, also at the Loews, over 17 costumes with quick makeovers for “Commit”, original play performed at “Mana Contemporary” under the direction of Mason Beggs, props for “Handy Dan D”, new TV sitcom under the direction of Danny Boushebel, art direction and costumes for the short films “Locked in You” and “Meet me Here” directed by Maria Riboli, props for “Fame JR”, set designer for “In Full Colors”, production designer for “Wizard of Oz JR”, props for “House of Atreus”, production designer for “The Get-Over-it Guru” short film directed by Monica Palmieri.
PAT CHRISTODULIDIS - Costume Design/
A young aspiring lighting designer with a strong dedication to stage performances. So far he has worked on lighting for: “Panic at the Riverside Motel” – written by John Pastore and directed by Maria Riboli; “The Colored Museum” – by George C. Wolfe, directed by Truman Lofton; “Enter Singing” - written and directed by LG Evans; “Tesla” - written by Sherry Glaubert and directed by Sanja Bestic; and “Family of Strangers” - written by John Pastore, directed by Maria Riboli.
ANTON SMAILOV - Lightening Designer
Ginny Carey is a New York City based photographer studying to get her Bachelor of the Arts with a concentration in photography at Pace University. With an interest in portraiture in both film and digital photography, she was extremely excited to photograph the cast of "Rabbit Hole." She has photographed for reviews in the SohoNYC Magazine (part of the Weston Magazine Group) and she is always continuing to study photography as an art form as well.
VIRGINIA CAREY - Photographer
KEVIN KLAKOUSKI - Set Designer
Kevin is a Brooklyn based Designer. Kevin attended Yale School of Drama, where he studied Set Design and Scenic Painting. Previous shows include El Laurel de Apolo at Repertorio Espanol, and O' Save Us St. Sophia for the FringeNYC festival. He also interned as assistant Set/Costume Designer for The Duck Commander Musical. He is excited to work with such a dedicated team.
Ashley has performed across North America! Select stage credits include the National Tour of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (Female Lead, u/s), Celeste Romano in Western Canada's longest running production Tony n Tina's Wedding for Hoarse Raven Theatre, both Cabaret (Fraulein Kost) and Lend Me a Tenor (Maria Merelli) at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT for which she received two nominations for Best Featured Actress on BroadwayWorld.com. In NYC she has performed with Secondhand Theatre Co., Racoco Productions, M.A.D Air, Monarch Theatre, Altruistic Theatre and Theatre for the New City. She is a graduate of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Professional Conservatory.
ASHLEY FORD - IZZY
Amar Srivastava is pleased & honored to be a part of Full Spectrum’s Rabbit Hole.
New York: Paradise Factory Theatre’s Women & Children, Metropolitan Playhouse’s Alphabet City X, Airmid Theatre Company’s’ A Little Betrayal Among Friends, Take Wing and Soar Productions’ Antony & Cleopatra, Pulse Ensemble Theatre’s Chaos Theory, Moose Hall Theatre Company's Romeo & Juliet, Judith Shakespeare Company's Coriolanus. Regional: Central Square Theatre’s A Disappearing Number, InterAct Theatre’s Ritu Comes Home, This Way Production's Speaking In Tongues, Theatre Zone’s A View From The Bridge, The A&P Plus D Theatre's The Educated, The Theatre Cooperative's Hamlet, Will Act For Food's Deathwatch, Zeitgeist Stage Company's Tooth & Claw, American Repertory Theatre Olly’s PRISON directed by Robert Woodruff, Boston Theatre Work's Homebody/Kabul, and Sun-Runner Classic's As You Like It. Film: 8:46 & Nous York. Thank you, Mr. Wynn Handman – My Exemplar! Thanks to Momma for all her love and support! Boston Strong!!!
AMAR SRIVASTAVA* - HOWIE
Suzie Cho's acting credits span across film, television and stage, including Law and Order, Inside Amy Schumer, and Spike Lee's 25th Hour, as well as national commercials. She produced The Baby Dance with Invictus-Pub Theatre Company and played the principal role of "Wanda." For two years, she managed and was a player on the improv comedy team Fly By Night. She's an active member of 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company, where she recently played the role of "Denise" in How Many Likes. Her union affiliations include Actors' Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
SUZIE CHO* - Becca
JUSTIN HSU - JASON
Justin Hsu is an actor, director, and writer who moved to New York to pursue his fervent passion for the performing arts. He’s currently training in his second year at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Justin is very elated and honored to be making New York stage debut this fall with Full Spectrum Theatre Company’s production of Rabbit Hole!
Past acting credits include Camp Rock The Musical, Medea, and The Drowsy Chaperone (Claremont High School Theatre/Thespian Troupe 2129), Once On This Island Jr. and Into The Woods Jr. (Broadway Experience Co.), and Zombies Rule (Berubians Theatre Co.)
Technical credits include production stage manager for Devoted Dreams (Off-Broadway), assistant director for The Women of Lockerbie (Claremont H.S. Theatre), and scenic painting supervisor for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone (Claremont H.S. Theatre).
Becky Smith is thrilled to be a part of Full Spectrum’s production of Rabbit Hole in the role of Nat. A Missouri native, with birth parents of Spanish and Norwegian descent and adoptive parents of Irish and German descent, it made for a very interesting and multi-cultural upbringing!
Rebecca recently appeared at the Gallery Players in their Black Box Festival. New York theater credits include: Sissies (Del Shores Southern Baptist) as Odette Annette Barnett, Correction (Midtown International Festival), How Alfo Learned to Love Women (New York Fringe Festival), Flashback (Clockwork Theatre), and her one women show, Women on Fire by Irene O’Garden. Regional credits include: Dancing at Lughnasa (Rose), Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Frankie and Johnny at the Clare de Lune (Frankie), and Steel Magnolias (Truvy).
A classically tained actor Rebecca has had the great opportunity to study with Austin Pendelton and Michael Howard, as well as working extensively with Patsy Rodenburg, of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
REBECCA SMITH - NAT
John Liguori is seven years old, and landed his very first film role at the ripe old age of four. It was also the very first role he ever audi-tioned for. He has since appeared in numerous films, commercials, and television. John has also done work in voiceover and is excited for this unique opportunity to lend his voice as Danny in Rabbit Hole, a role which places John in the rare position of being part of his very first theater production without ever stepping foot on stage!
JOHN LIGUORI - VOICE OF DANNY
Thanks to You We Raised $10,000 On Indiegogo!
Putting up a show of this caliber has some big costs!
The Davenport Theatre Rental: $9,000
The rights for the play: $1,600
Rehearsal space for 128 hours in NYC $3000
Stipends for a cast of 5 wonderfully talented and hardworking actors and crew of 10 people
An elaborate set with a long list of props, some of which include food items that must be fresh every night on stage
Printing programs, posters and postcards
Advertising in newspapers, magazines and on the internet
Rental for a van during load in and load out
…and the list goes on!
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
"David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted a drama that's not just a departure but a revelation - an in-tensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion and searing honesty." —Variety.