A N T I G O N E
Adapted and Directed by Tanner Maroney
About this Performance
The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new version of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus, Antigone is a pioneering heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. What follows is an intense exploration of humanity, morality, law, and justice that leaves few unharmed. This new version written and directed by Tanner Maroney offers audiences a streamlined take on this classic and transfers the dialogue, setting, themes, and characters to our modern world where the deeper truths of the play become ever more relevant.
Antigone ran in April of 2018 at the historic HB Playwrights Foundation Theater in New York.
Ismene | Chorus
McKenna graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she studied stage, film, and copious amounts of Meisner. Afterward, she joined the Academy Company and this year was featured in the world premieres of TO WONG FOO: THE MUSICAL written and directed by Douglas Carter Beane and SEAL BOY by Ken Weitzman, directed by Jessica Holt. McKenna has since joined the Night Circus Interactive Theatre Company and is thrilled to revive the classics in this production of Antigone. She would like to give her love and thanks to Shakespeare, Harry Potter and her family; both in New York and abroad.
Kelly is a Pittsburgh native who received her BFA in Acting from Ithaca College in 2015. She is jazzed to be a part of this incredible team and honored to have the opportunity to sink her teeth into a dream role. Recent theatre credits include: ORPHANS AND OUTSIDERS (American Theatre for Actors); APHRODISIAC (Loft227); ONE NATION, ONE MISSION, ONE PROMISE (The Player's Theatre); THREE CHRISTS (Dixon Place); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Ithaca Shakespeare Company). Recent film credits include: The Drowning Girl, Isabella, The Water Turkey, Father & Son, and Bits and Pieces.
Stage credits include MORE (TADA Theatre), MACBETH (Hudson Theatre Works), GLASS (JACK), THE BELLAGIO FOUNTAIN HAS BEEN KNOWN TO MAKE ME CRY (HERE Arts), MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Villagers Theatre), EDWARD II (LATEA Theatre) and FENCES (Hackensack Theatre). His film and television credits include OMNIBOAT (2018), HEAVEN’S HELL (2017), STEPS (2017), and Cannes Film Festival acceptee CONEY ISLAND QUEEN (2015). Additionally, Heinley has been in SNL’s DRAKE’S BEEF (2016), USHER’S CHAIN’S (2016), and host of videos on Funny or Die, Youtube etc.
Haemon | Chorus
Jamie was most recently seen in the Gamm Theatre's production of THE NETHER. Other favorite performances include ROMEO AND JULIET, OUR TOWN (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); TWELFTH NIGHT, HENRY V (Great River Shakespeare Festival); LASSO OF TRUTH (Unicorn Theatre); MACBETH, THE TEMPEST, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Colonial Theatre). He holds an M.F.A in Acting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is also a freelance videographer/photographer. For more information visit:
Guard | Tiresias | Chorus
Carter is a recent graduate of the acting program at the University of the Arts, currently based in Brooklyn. Previous credits include: MACBETH (New York Classical Theatre); DORIAN GRAY: THE MUSICAL (NYMF); THE TEMPEST, ROMEO AND JULIET (Virginia Stage Company); GOD'S EAR, TWELFTH NIGHT, MAD FOREST, WINTER'S TALE (University of the Arts).