Una niña, una familia, un pueblo is a developmental work in progress based on the memoir of María Melizza. Focusing on her memories as a child this piece explores her journey as an immigrant from Italy arriving in Argentina after escaping the Second World War. In the midst of devastation, “cuando no hay patria ni enemigos, vencedores ni vencidos,” we are left with each other in order to survive.
Based on the memoir of Maria Isabella Melizza – Una niña, una familia, un pueblo
Stefania Bulbarella (Director and Video Designer, she/her) is an Argentinian director and Projection/Video Designer based in Brooklyn. Her latest credits include Video/Projection Design: Essentials (Free Street Chicago Theater), Closure (The Movement Theatre Company- 1MOVE: DES19NED), Unstuck (The Tank), 12 Angry Animals (NYU Tisch), Field Awakening (Corkscrew/Columbia Stages), Azul Otra Vez (BRIC/PRELUDE), The Revolution (National Sawdust). Associate Projection Designer: Warriors Don’t Cry (Theatre USA), Circle Jerk (Ars Nova). Editing: Broadway Bares (Broadway Cares). Assistant Video Designer: Circle Jerk Live (Theater Mitu) Programmer: Fandango for Butterflies (Engarde Arts). Director: Catamenia (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Even the Sun (Mixily Presents), Personal Questions (24h Zoom Fest), Memorama (LaMicro Theater). Associate/Assistant Director: Wolf Play (Soho Rep), Somos Mas (People’s Theatre Project), Nanas (LaMicro Theater). PA: Waterboy and the Mighty World (The Bushwick Starr). Studies: BFA in Directing and Creative Technologies – The New School. Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. http://www.stefaniabulbarella.com
Eugenia Diaz Cosentino (Chiarina, she/her) is an Argentinian actress and teaching artist currently based in Buenos Aires. She got her bachelor’s degree in Acting from the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA). She has also studied with recognized acting teachers from Argentina including Martin Blanco (Odiseia, Club de Teatro), Guillermo Cacace (Apacheta/Sala Estudio), Matias Feldman & Santiago Gobernori (Teatro Defensores de Bravard). In 2018 she travelled to Madrid, Spain, where she trained in Centro del Actor (Lorena Bayonas) and took acting for film in Central de Cine. She has participated in numerous plays from the underground theatre circuit, produced and starred in short films and assisted directed in theatre.
Delfina Kavulakian (Angillela/ Partera/ Fernanda, she/her) is an Argentine Actress, Art Director and Producer. Her latest credits include Acting on Stage: Las Cajas (2021), Cromosoma 33 (Martin Blanco), Class Enemy (Nigel Williams), El Tiempo de las Mandarinas (Rafael Nofal), and Una Tragedia Argentina (Daniel Dalmaroni). Film and short movies: MLNGA Club (Vroda), Operation Finale (MGM, K/S), Shakti (Martín Rejtman), Jenga (UJI). Studies: Advanced training with Nora Moseinco, Acting for Film and Camera with Pablo Ini, Meisner Studio Buenos Aires, Complejo Cultural San Martín, Odiseia, and Hugo Midón. Delfina used to live in New York City and is delighted to participate in Una niña, una familia, un pueblo streamed from her beloved city.
Dominique Melhem (S/ Soldier/ Domenico, she/her) is a performance artist, dancer and teacher originally from Argentina. She is currently based in Brazil dedicated to working in schools teaching Yoga and movement to children while studying Pedagogy at UNIVALI University in Florianópolis. She has accomplished her education in Performance and Contemporary Dance in Berlin, Vienna and Buenos Aires. She was awarded the DanceWeb Scholarship for ImpulsTanz Festival, 2016. Director and performer of “UNO” performance in collaboration with Roland Walter, her work was presented in KIDADA Festival, Seoul, Korea – 2019, and in Danza Mobile Festival in Seville, Spain – 2018. She is the creator and curator of “Maraton de Performance” in Buenos Aires and the Director of Yoga for Social Service ONG in Brazil, an association that works with social aid projects involving children and education. Through her teaching of Yoga, dance or performance arts, Dominique strives for social inclusion, equality of rights and unity, and shares her particular ways of discovering inner freedom and creative paths of expression.
Camila Taleisnik (Lucía, she/her) is an argentinean actress, singer, dancer and director. Her latest credits as a director include Que Las Cosas Pasen. As an actress she had a leading role in Hombre Vertiente, an immersive theatre experience as well as the musicals, El Espejo, Cerca del Abismo and Shrek The Musical. She was also part of immersive theater experiences such as Premier, Ludo and Nocturno 9. Camila was a recipient of several scholarships including: ACTEM. Musical Theatre TV Show (2019), The School at Jacob’s Pillow (2017), International Summer Dance Point Park Pittsburgh (2010, 2012 y 2014), Pashwalk Scholarship (2014) and Go Broadway! (NYC, 2013). She is thrilled to be participating in her first NYC Festival, Prelude.
Flow Gateño (María, she/her) is an Argentine actress and singer. Her latest work includes Que las cosas pasen, an immersive play that takes place in an apartment while the audience has access to a curated food and wine menu. La caja Negra (Playback theatre/impro), Pause/Play (Ricky Martin’s Lyric Videos), Footloose, the musical (Del globo theatre), ISRAEL, the musical (Coliseo theatre), Cuentos en Claves (Sala Siranush), Mamma Mia, in concert (Teatro el cubo). She has participated in TV commercials including Cencosud, Carrefour and Ausa. Flow is Drummer for Sonia Zavaleta, Ine Maguire, Ciro Fogliatta, amongst others. Studies: Theatre: Nora Moseinco, Mary Sue Bruce, Eliana Migliarini. Musical Theatre: ACT&ART. Singing: Sebastián Mazzoni, Eugenia Gil Rodriguez. Drumming: Rodrigo Genni, Ova Tabilo.