The August Strindberg Repertory Theatre was founded in honor of Sweden's great playwright and is committed to production of his best, and less often performed, plays in new translations and interpretations that illuminate the plays for today's American audience. It is the resident company at the Gene Frankel Theatre.
Robert Greer, artistic director
Robert Greer has directed contemporary Swedish playwrights in their English-language premieres: Marianne Goldman, Helena Sigander, Cecilia Sidenbladh, Oravsky and Larsen, Hans Hederberg, Margareta Garpe and Kristina Lugn, Denmark‘s Stig Dalager, Norway‘s Edvard Rønning, and classics by Victoria Benedictsson, Laura Kieler, Anne Charlotte Leffler, Amalie Skram — and most recently August Strindberg's Playing with Fire in an Off Broadway production at this theater that received Audelco nominations for Best Revival, Bestt Ensemble and Best Costume Design — at the Strindberg Museum and Strindberg Festival, Stockholm; Edinburgh and NY Fringe Festivals, Barnard College, Columbia University, Rutgers, UCLA; Miranda, Pulse and Theater Row Theaters, LaMama ETC, Manhattan Theatre Source, Tribeca Lab, Synchronicity, TSI , BargeMusic; and The Duplex in LA. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Broadway League and Actors' Equity; the Strindberg Society, the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study and Swedish Translators in North America.
Elizabeth Flax, associate artistic director & acting coach
Elizabeth Flax last appeared as The Mother in August Strindberg Repertory's inaugural production of the AUDELCO- nominated "Playing With Fire", and is delighted to be working on the other side of the table with this production of "Easter". Her most recent directing projects include Yvette Heyliger's "Bridge to Baraka" for the Manhattan Repertory Theatre One Act Festival and Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, as well as Crystal Skillman's "Cheer" for the Working Theater Directors Salon. Other directing credits have included the world premiere of Don Wilson Glenn‘s "The American Jesus Christ", earning several AUDELCO nominations, including Best Direction, and now archived at the Lincoln Center Library‘s Theatre on Film Collection; Lorraine Hansberry‘s "To Be Young Gifted and Black", Leslie Lee‘s "Colored Peoples‘ Time", and an original musical "Po‘ " for the prestigious Black Theater Festival in Philadelphia. Additional directing credits include "Voices: (Shades of Past Present Future)", commissioned by the PA Prison Society and developed with and performed by Holmesburg Prison inmates, as well as "Rap Master Ronnie (A Musical Revue)" by Garry Trudeau and Elizabeth Swados; Elizabeth Swados‘ musical "Runaways", and the American premiere of David Compton‘s "After Midnight-Before Dawn". Ms Flax has also directed several Youth Theatre productions, including "Get A Grip, (an original musical)" at Freedom Theater Philadelphia; "Master Plan" and "Living for the City", developed at the Harbor Performing Arts Jr. High School and Harbor Uptown Teen Program, NY; Clark ("You‘re A Good Man, Charlie Brown") Gesner‘s original musical "The Ransom of Red Chief"; "The Me Nobody Knows" and "The King‘s New Clothes (A Musical)" with the Walnut Street Theatre Summer Youth Camp. Touring productions have included "Talking Back", conceived with and produced by Daughter Productions and "Peacemeal (An original musical)" with Big/ Small Theater Co.
Angelina Margolis, set design
Angelina Margolis NYC projects include set design for the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre's Playing with Fire, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire (Costume Design) at the NYC Fringe Festival and SoHo Playhouse and Celia! (Asst. Projections) at New World Stages. She has worked as a scenic artist at Seattle Repertory Theatre (scenic artdesign intern), Glimmerglass Opera, and Seaside Music Theatre, as well as props artisan at Maine State Music Theatre. Other theatrical works include Burn This (Scenic Design), Love's Labour's Lost (Costume Design), The Merry Widow (Charge Scenic Artist), and Seussical the Musical (Charge Scenic Artist). She received her BFA from Ithaca College.
Caitlin Dixon, costume design
Caitlin Dixon has worked in NYC with Theatre for a New Audience, MCC Theater, and Punchdrunk's Sleep No More, among others. Regionally, she has worked in the costume departments of American Players Theatre, The Huntington Theatre, SpeakEasy Stage Company, The Hangar Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Chautauqua Opera. Previous designs include: Dead City, The House of Yes, Violet, Burn This, and The Shape of Things. Caitlin received her BFA in Theatrical Design from Ithaca College. She also spent two wonderful years in London, earning an MA in Scenography from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. While there, she helped devise and design the productions Suckerville and Little Dark Deeds for the school's Turbulence Festival of New Work.
Miriam Nilofa Crowe, lighting design
Miriam Nilofa Crowe designs regularly for Latin Grammy-winner Lila Downs, Ko-Ryo Dance Theater, The Drilling Company and Nerve Ensemble. Recent projects include the August Strindberg Repertory Theatre's Playing with Fire, Bridesburg (Miscreant Theater), Symphony for the Dance Floor (Daniel Bernard Roumain), home/sick (The Assembly), The Wonder (Queen‘s Company), Life after Dark (Dana Leong), A Touch of the Poet (Friendly Fire), Flags (Firefly Theater @ 59E59), Woman in Waiting (Farber Foundry), Beowulf (Lincoln Center Festival), The $trip and Phenomenon (Nerve Ensemble), and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Yale Rep).
Amanda Bestor-Siegal, lighting design
Amanda Bestor-Siegal is a New York-based director and lighting designer. Off- Broadway credits include The Whale (Playwrights Horizons), Henry IV, Pt. 1 (Pearl Theatre Company), and Unlock’d (Prospect Theatre Company – upcoming). Other NYC/Regional: Sleep No More (Punchdrunk/Emursive), Home/Sick (The Assembly), Names of the Dead (NY Fringe 2012), Women of Bone (Ensemble Dance/ Dixon Place), County of Kings (Public Theatre – Under the Radar), Brother/Sister Plays (McCarter Theatre), In the Mood (Berkshire Theatre Festival). Script reader/ evaluator for the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Karimah, stage manager
Karimah began her journey as a stage manager in NYC while a graduate student at Columbia University. "After many bruises, cuts and bumped knees, I retired my Stage Manager Kit and went in different directions. Now, a couple of decades later, I'M BACK! Whoa! Technology sure has changed since I last sat in the booth (what happened to the x & y board?). I recently stage managed at the National Black Theatre, the Audelco Awards, and a couple of other places. I thank the following, The Negro Ensemble Company, The August Strindberg Repertory Company, Leslie Lee, Robert Greer, Anthony Jones, Jackie Jefferies, the cast, the designers, and all of whom have assisted me in big and small ways."
Michael Petre-Zumbrun, production stage manager
Easter is the second show Michael has stage managed for Strindberg Rep. After almost ten years exploring many aspects of technical theatre and working many, many shows, Michael is honored to be with the ASRT team.
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Donna Miskend, graphic design
Donna Miskend, is a multi-media artist and designer. She is President and Exhibition Curator for CBIG and a member of SCBWI as an author/illustrator, organizations within children's publishing. Her most recent projects as curator were two exhibits about illustrating Mother Goose and Dickens for children. Donna additionally contributes as a judge for art organizations including The National Association of Women Artists, The Salmagundi Art Club and The Morgan Library and Museum for their Morgan Book Project children’s program. Her artwork is exhibited in museums and galleries and appears in publications. She can also be found on the teaching artists directory for Arts Westchester. For a selection of artwork, visit: and visit her blogs: for news and events and to read her interviews with people in the arts
Lawrence Evans, casting director
Lawrence Evans, casting director; August Strindberg Repertory Theatre: Playing With Fire; New Federal Theatre: Plenty of Time, Sowa's Red Gravy, Court-Martial at Fort Devens, Puberty Rites, Cool Blues, Knock Me a Kiss, Kernel of Sanity, 3 One-Acts: Bullins, Baraka with Fletcher: The Toilet, Salaam, Huey Newton, Salaam, and Amarie, real black men don't sit crosslegged on the floor, The Taking of Miss Janie, Gutta Beautiful, Josh: The Black Babe Ruth, Satchel: A Requiem for Racism, Sweet Mama Stringbean; National Black Touring Circuit: Waitin' 2 End Hell; Negro Ensemble Company: Martin: A New American Musical, Sundown Names and Night-Gone Things, With Aaron's Arms Around Me; Billie Holiday Theatre: The Waiting Room, The Right Reverend Dupree in Exile, What Would Jesus Do?, Losing the Light, Birthright; Black Spectrum Theatre Company: Single Black Female; Juneteenth Legacy Theatre: Diana Sands; Billy, Lena and the Duke, Juneteenth Blues Cabaret, August Wilson's Women.
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Mary-Ann Tu, webmistress
Mary-Ann Tu designs websites for musicians, artists and theatre companies. Trained as a classical flutist, she is the founder of, an organization specializing in flute concerts, masterclasses and workshops.