Between Two Worlds—
The Dybbuk at 100

June 2020–November 2020
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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THE DYBBUK at THE LENSIC—November 1, 2020

Gail Springer

DIRECTOR: Gail Springer
Director of over fifty theatrical productions and workshop performances at the Greer Garson Theatre (1980-2016), founder and director of the Music Theatre program at the College of Santa Fe and The University of Art and Design.

Debra Ayers

PRODUCER/PIANIST: Debra Ayers, Montage Music Society
Co-Founder and Director of Montage Music Society, commissioning and performing music inspired by visual art. Featured in numerous recordings and documentaries. “Technically and emotionally, the performance is perfect”; “players of taste and insight.”

Ofer Ben-Amots

Award-winning composer Ofer Ben-Amots’ compositions are performed worldwide. Recognized for emotional and highly personal expression, Ben-Amots weaves folk elements with contemporary textures, creating dynamic tension that permeates and defines his musical language.

Sophie Amelkin

LEAH: Sophie Amelkin
Washington DC based soprano, praised for her “vibrant stage presence,” a versatile crossover soprano, including work in musical theatre, opera, jazz and contemporary pop/rock.

Kliment Krylovskiy

HANNAN/CLARINET: Kliment Krylovskiy
Founder and clarinetist of the Zodiac Trio. Praised for his “easy facility, a vibrant tone” and “expressiveness and exuberance,” an “artist whose profound musicality is only matched by his sparkling technique.”

Matthew Goinz

RABBI: Matthew Goinz
Acclaimed as an “exemplary” and “moving” musician and “inspired and captivating” conductor, lyric baritone, pianist and arranger.

Charles Gamble

MESHULACH: Charles Gamble
Teaching artist for The Santa Fe Opera, managing the Active Learning Through Opera outreach program, and Drama instructor and New Mexico School for the Arts. Trained at L’Ecole Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Vanessa Mollard

VIOLIN: Vanessa Mollard
Violinist of the Zodiac Trio.

Wolfram Koessel

CELLO: Wolfram Koessel
Cellist of the American String Quartet, and Music Director for Mark Morris Dance Group.

Marilyn Barnes

CHOIR: Santa Fe High School Choir (40 singers), Marilyn Barnes, Director
The accomplished, award-winning choir under the expert direction of Marilyn Barnes is currently on tour to the UK and Ireland. Barnes was honored as the top Music Educator of 2019.

Shannon Elliott

CHOREOGRAPHER: Shannon Elliott
Professionally performing, teaching and choreographing for over twenty years, working with River North Dance, Hubbard Street, Royal Caribbean International, National Dance Institute and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, among others. Ms. Elliott will feature 2 adult dancers and possibly 2 child dancers in The Dybbuk.

New Mexico Dance Project

NEW MEXICO DANCE PROJECT: Scarlett Wynne and Erik Sampson
New Mexico Dance Project is a contemporary dance company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. NMDP produces original concert works, performance installations, and short films that focus on capturing the imagination and inspiring curiosity. The company exists to widen the spectrum of how dance is accessed and experienced by its audience; emphasizing the art of storytelling as a means of bridging the divides brought on by cultural, racial, and social differences.


SCENIC DESIGNER: Laura Fine Hawkes
Laura Fine Hawkes’ work broadly encompasses scenic design for theatre, opera, and musical theatre, as well as art direction for live shows, themed visitor experiences, museum exhibits, events, and television programming.  Theatrical engagements include design for Utah Opera, Stages Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group at The Mark Taper Forum, Houston Grand Opera, Arizona Opera, Catastrophic Theatre, Big League Productions, The Geffen Playhouse, and Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles, among many others.  Laura currently serves as Head of Design for the Theatre Department at SUNY Binghamton. 

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Stanley “Steve” Carmichael
Steve has designed lights for Upstream Theatre in Saint Louis, Theaterwork in Santa Fe, Chicago Ballet Arts, the University of Alabama, SUNY New Paltz in NY, and the Phoenix Theatre in Arizona, among many others. Professional lighting credits also include The American Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Dramatists, Julliard School of Music, Aspen Music Festival, and the Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park. Co-founded and served as the resident Lighting Designer for Shakespeare on the Green, a professional outdoor summer festival that featured Chicago equity actors and was free to the public.​​​​

An accomplished pianist and piano instructor, Ron also runs the supertitles for Santa Fe Opera.

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Background photo copyright:
National Center for Jewish Film.