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MEET THE CAST OF
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN

 

 

 

 

 

SHIRINE BABB   
Celia

Shirine recently appeared as Jory in Disgraced ( 2015 CT Critic Circles Nom. ) at Long Wharf . She has Broadway credits that include Macbeth with Ethan Hawke (Lincoln Center Theater). Her Off Broadway credits include Around the World in 80 Days (New Theater at 45th Street), Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project), A Role Once Played (29th Street Repertory Theater, AUDELCO Award nomination), and Single Black Female (Duke on 42nd Street). Other credits include Steven Dietz's This Random World (Humana Festival), the title role in Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, 2015 Theatre Critic Circle Nom.), The Merchant of Venice with Sir Derek Jacobi (The Strathmore) and Measure & Dido with Sir Derek Jacobi (The Kennedy Center/Napa Shakespeare), Julius Caesar (Folger Theatre), Widows (Arcola Theatre, London), The Tempest with Daniel Davis (Hartford Stage), the title role in Bessie: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith (Roxy Regional).She was also seen in the 2010 and 2011 seasons at The Old Globe Shakespeare Festival. Her television credits include “I Love You... But I Lied,” “Blue Bloods,” “Madam Secretary,” and “All My Children.” Commercials include Met Life, Amex, Calvin Klein, and Macy’s. Ms. Babb holds an MA from East 15 Acting Conservatory, London, and an MFA from the University of San Diego/The Old Globe.  

CAROLYN BRAVER  
Vita

Long Wharf Debut. Broadway: Airline Highway. Chicago Theatre: Airline Highway, Leveling Up (Steppenwolf); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drury Lane Oakbrook); The Knowledge (Steep Theatre). TV: “Mercy Street” (PBS); “Chicago Fire” (NBC). Film: “The View from Tall.” Thanks to Jason, Sasha, and my wonderful family. 

 

ALYSSA BRESNAHAN  
Luda

Long Wharf Theatre: A Moon For The Misbegotten, The Front Page (Dir. Gordon Edelstein).  Broadway: War Horse (Rose Naraccott, Lincoln Center Theater). Off Broadway: Measure for Measure, Hamlet (Theater for a New Audience);  Necessary Targets (Variety Arts). UK Tour/ Denver Tantalus (co-production RSC and Denver Theater Center). Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana, A Moon For The Misbegotten (Hartford Stage). The Rose Tattoo (Jefferson award nominee); Heartbreak House (The Goodman Theater). Film: “Sollers Point” (2017 release), “The Wrestler,” “27 Dresses.” TV: “Blacklist,” “Law and Order.” Multiple award- winning Audio Book Narrator (Recorded Books Inc. and others). Education: NYU, Experimental Theater Wing.  

 

JORDYN DiNATALE  
Francesca

Jordyn DiNatale is thrilled to be making her Long Wharf Theatre debut in Napoli, Brooklyn! This is her second Regional Theatre appearance, her first also being in New Haven at Yale Repertory Theatre. Being born in New Haven and raised in a town just minutes away, Jordyn feels blessed to be on stage again in a city she calls home. Off- Broadway: Recall. Regional: Brundibar and Comedy on The Bridge. TV: "Shades of Blue" (NBC), "Inside Amy Schumer" (Comedy Central), "Eye Candy" (MTV). Film: “Truth Slash Fiction” (Awarded Best Actress in a Comedy, iTVFest and SeriesFest), “Jamie Marks is Dead,” “How Far She Went” (Awarded Student Director's Guild of America, Best Film). Upcoming films: “Lez Bomb,” “Fry Day,” “Central Park.” Many thanks to all of my family and friends for your love, support, and help memorizing lines! Special thanks to Mom, Dad, and C.J., I would not be where I am today without you. Love you more! 

JASON KOLOTOUROS 
Nic

Last seen in the American Premiere of  Sam Shepard’s Particle of Dread at the Signature Theatre in New York City.  Other New York credits include: Her Majesty the King (HERE Arts Center); Blue Window (MCC); Killing Hand (EST Marathon); and Home Section (Lincoln Center Drama League). Regional credits include: Cassius in Chicago Shakespeare’s acclaimed Julius Caesar; The Persian Quarter (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Messugah (McCarter Theatre); Macbeth and The Servant of Two Masters (Venture Theatre). Television credits include: “Person of Interest,” “Blue Bloods,” “Damages,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Rescue Me,” “Delocated,” “Law & Order” and “Sex and the City.” Film credits include: “Bounty Hunter,” “Bride Wars,” “Man on a Ledge,” and “My Man Is a Loser.” Mr. Kolotouros received his MFA in acting from Temple University.

CHRISTINA PUMARIEGA 
Tina

Broadway: Seminar. Off Broadway: The Comedy of Errors (Public Theater + Mobile Shakespeare Unit), Coriolanus, Volpone, The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull), Uncle Vanya (u/s, Soho Rep), Catch-22 (Lucille Lortel), All Eyes and Ears (INTAR). Other NY Theater: Enfrascada (Clubbed Thumb), Sousepaw (FringeNYC), AliceGraceAnon (New Georges). Regional Theater: Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Hartford Stage, Barrington Stage, Merrimack Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Television/Film: “Bloodline," “The Family,” “Elementary,” "Nunsense," "With Friends Like These," “Maggie Black,” “Notes on Being Young,” “Just Cause 3.” CCC award, NYIT and IRNE nominations. Education: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program. For Ciro Buttacavoli, Rose, and her sisters. 

RYANN SHANE
Connie

Ryann Shane is thrilled to be back on stage in Long Wharf Theater's Napoli, Brooklyn after years away working in television and film. Her recent work has included a series regular role on Cinemax's 'Banshee' and the lead in Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut, “Story of a Girl,” set to premiere this spring.  

GRAHAM WINTON
Albert

Broadway: Cyrano De Bergerac, A Man For All Seasons, The Tempest, Two Shakespearean Actors. Off Broadway: The Public Theatre: ten productions including, Henry VI, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night. Theatre For A New Audience: King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, The Taming Of The Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well, Julius Caesar, Much Ado About Nothing, Don Juan, Pericles. CSC: Hamlet, Richard II, Richard III, Age Of Iron. Roundabout: The Doctor’s Dilemma. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Syracuse Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey. Film: “My Sassy Girl,” “Gettysburg,” “Blonde Fist.” Television: “The Good Wife,” “Louie,” “Veep,” “Public Morals,” “The Americans,” “The Black List,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law And Order” (All), “Brooklyn South,” “New York Undercover,” “Swift Justice.”