Hypatia and the heathens

About the cast

Lia Barcellona Tamborra
Music, Lyrics, Book, Hypatia

Lia Barcellona Tamborra is a writer/performer who especially enjoys creating and performing in new and devised musical works. Musicals she’s written and co-written include: Dangersparkle and the Lion (music/book/lyrics/performer), Atlantis! The Final Hours (m/b/l/p), Polyamory! (m/b/l/p), Why Don’t I Have a Girlfriend? (lyrics/director) and the Brothers Houdini (lyrics). Favorite recent performing credits include Pinocchio (Letter of Marque) and the Living Newspaper (Ego Actus). She’s a member of the 29th Street Revue, a musical improv team. Lia has a BFA in theater from NYU. After many sleepless nights crafting Hypatia on the page, she's thrilled to bring her to the stage. Lia would like to say thank you to: Harry, for birthing this with me in a flurry of mournful wails and delighted cackling, to Balint, for making this story sail with his valuable insight and music; to Teresa (mom), Peter, and friends for their support, to the Caveat team for believing in, supporting, and bringing this story to fruition--especially Anne, Kate, Ben, and Paula; and most of all to Hypatia--I hope we do you some justice...rags and all. Lia would like to point to the library as a stark reminder to always backup your files! You can follow Lia on instagram @bearsoles or on her website liatamborra.com, but honestly, you should just email her at liatamborra@gmail.com

Harry Einhorn
Music, lyrics, book, oracle

Harry Einhorn is a multidisciplinary performing artist His main influences include sacred music of both the east and west, music theater, and ritual.  His music and theater works have been seen in New York City at the Rubin Museum, Judson Church, Pioneer Works, and more. He studied theater at Northwestern University, and is a student of Indian Classical voice and more recently Nepali dance. This is his third musical with Lia.

Balint Varga
Co-writer/Music Supervisor

Bálint Varga is an award winning theater composer, conductor and orchestrator originally from Budapest, Hungary. Writing credits include: The Brothers Houdini, White Witch of Rosehall, Why Don’t I Have a Girlfriend?, Gailley and the Tale of The Fate Keeper, Dangersparkle and the Lion, Darlings of Broadway, Hooligans. Music direction credits include: Broadway Dreams Foundation, 50th Anniversary of Hair at LaMama, BDF Moscow and US tour, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz, Aida, I love you, you’re perfect...! (China Tour), A Little Princess, West Side Story, Oliver!, Assassins. International credits: Oliver! (France), Jekyll and Hyde (Austria), Fiddler on the Roof (Hungary), Chess (Hungary), Jesus Christ Superstar (Hungary), They’re playing our song (Hungary) and Roman Polanski’s Dance of the Vampires (Hungary/Belgium/Russia). He has given concerts at Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, 54 Below, and LaMama. A graduate of Berklee College of Music where he studied composition and conducting, he’s a proud member of BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and the Dramatist Guild.

Sidney Erik Wright
Director & choreographer

Sidney Erik Wright'srecent directing includes PROMÉSA, BIG DEAL, and GROUP THERAPY (MTF 4x15), UNTIL SHE CLAWS HER WAY OUT (35th EST Marathon), and monologues for PUSSYFEST V: PUSSY PERSISTS (Caps Lock). With NYMF, he’s choreographed MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, BEN, VIRGINIA, AND ME (THE LIBERACE MUSICAL), and PEDRO PAN (‘Outstanding Choreography’ nom.). In 2018, he won ‘Best Choreography’ for his work on DEAD FLOWERS as part of the Sound Bites 10-Minute Musical Festival.  Regionally, Sidney was SDC Observer to Susan Booth on Stephen King and John Mellencamp's GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY (Alliance Theater).  Other regional credits include HAIR at Woodstock (dir/choreo) and CAMELOT at the John W. Engeman Theater (choreo).  His Broadway Bares: Strip-U number PSYCH (transforming Pavlov’s Dog into leather pup-play) currently has +1.5 million Youtube views. BA English Literature, Harvard University.  Member SDC/AEA.  www.sidneyerik.com. @sidneyerik

Keith Weiss

Keith Weiss is humbled to be a member of this ensemble alongside a remarkable group of artists. He is a member of the Flea Theater’s Resident Acting Company, The Bats. He can be seen monthly in the serialized play competition, Serials at The Flea. Recent workshops include Arousal (Dramatist’s Guild) and Registry by Todd Solondz. OFF-BROADWAY: Wicked Frozen (St. Luke’s Theater), Any Which Way Thou Wouldst Have It (John Cullum Theater).  NY Theatre: Secret Identity (TOSOS), One man Two Guvnors (westchester Sandbox Theater), Rapunzel (John W. Engeman Theater), Locked Up Bitches (The Flea), Northanger Abbey (Howe Theater). TV/Film: Hometown Homicide (Investigation Discovery), Pledge (IFC Midnight), and Sol Amor (FenceSitter Films). He would like to thank Mom and Dad, Staci, Jaime Baker Management, Lia, and Bálint. BA Purchase Conservatory of Theater Arts.

Phillip Barrood

Philip Matthew Barrood is a New York based singer who is excited to be back in the city after sailing all over Europe with Oceania Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises.Past roles include Jamie in The Last Five Years, Dan in Next To Normal, and others. You can follow him on Instagram @Cruisin.4.a.Barrood.zin or visit his website: PhillipMatthewBarrood.com

Erin Ulman

Erin is thrilled to be a part of this wild toga party! Erin was most recently seen as Chloe in the Off Broadway Premiere of Bubble Boy. NYC: Siren’s Den (Remy U/S), I Want To Eat Brains, (Allison). Regional: Dames At Sea (Mona Kent), A Funny Thing Happened… (Protean/Tintinabula), RENT (Maureen), Into The Woods (Witch). Otterbein Grad. Thanks to Danny from Hudson Artists Agency and her friends and family. Social media: @erinulman

Lily Randall

Lily Randall is a New York-based actor. Credits include Medea (Columbia's Lenfest Center for the Arts), Avenue Q (Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre), Hair (Centenary Stage Company), and Romeo and Juliet, Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play, and The Transition of Doodle Pequeño (Muhlenberg College). She is currently working on Dark Down Deep with The Dare Tactic and I, Migration with Falconworks Theater Company. Muhlenberg College graduate: Theatre, Music. and Asian Studies. lilywrandall.com

Jordan Underwood

New York Theatre: Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret (The Deep End), the NYC premier staged reading of Mole Town: An Underground Love Story (Three Act Theatre Company). Regional: Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Toms River Shakespeare Festival), Oberon/Theseus/Hippolita/Snout/Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lucetta/Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in the Valley). Social media: @jordallenhall. JordanUnderwood.com

James Addison

James Addison is a small business developer, avid media consumer, and prodigal son of the theatre. Born in Texas, made in NY, trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and still totally figuring out what it is. Beyond honored to be returning to live theatre for the first time in 5 years with this stunner of a show.

Bryce Payne

Bryce is a hermit, a friend, a lover, and a fighter. When xe's not singing into faces or exploring the feeling of xyr weight on the floor, xe is often singing into microphones, or struggling to survive; in fact, xe often sings into microphones about struggling to survive. It can all get very meta. Xe likes to think xyr work bridges heart attack seriousness to a strong sense of irreverence, but ultimately would rather let you judge. Or really, xe would prefer you refrain from judging, but xe understands that no one is perfect.

Paula Pickreign
Light and Sound design

Paula Pickreign is a sound engineer and lighting designer from Syracuse, NY. She's toured internationally with groups lighting faces and calling places. Paula is excited to bring her charm, technical skills, and Sweet Sweet dance moves to Caveat audiences.

Anne Huston

Anne has spent the last 5 years cutting their teeth as a production manager and AEA stage manager in NYC. Come talk to them about all things queer, weird, or cute! Learn more about their theater company here.