Three interwoven narratives, retelling the Minotaur myth with a contemporary voice, show that monsters aren't always who you expect them to be...

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Cast and Crew

Michael Criscuolo (Minos)

Oracle Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: Laws of Motion (P.S. 122), Willy Nilly (Dixon Place), Tartuffe (u/s, The Pearl), No Applause, Just Throw Money (Theater for the New City), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public). NY Independent Theater: Decompression (The Kraine), The Ninja Cherry Orchard, Q & A: The Perception of Dawn, Babylon Babylon (The Brick), 3800 Elizabeth (The Welding Club), FOX(y) Friends (Sponsored By Nobody). Regional: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Opera House Theatre Company. Film & TV: Sweet and Lowdown (dir: Woody Allen), The Horror Story, Terror on Highway 91, A Stoning in Fulham County. Michael is a Master Mason of The Brick Theater, and sits on the Board of Directors for The New York Theatre Experience, Inc. Training: NYU.

Mikalena Kenyon (Ariadne)

This is Mikalena’s New York theater debut, unless you count a handful of plays she did in college (which you probably shouldn’t). She graduated from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she made up her own major and has yet to come up with an answer to the question, “And what are you going to do with that?” She thanks the fine people of Oracle for inviting her to play with them, and her wonderful roommate Marielle for facilitating their introduction.

Aaron Matteson (Asterion/Minotaur)

Aaron Matteson is an actor and writer based in Brooklyn. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence’s Theatre Program (2008) as well as an alum of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprenticeship (2008-2009), recently he has performed in Shakespeare’s R&J as Juliet / Benvolio and Richard II as Bolingbroke, as well as in the web series The Outs.

Erin Salm (Pasiphae)

NYC credits—Susan (Johnny15), Maggie (Apocalypse of John) STC—NY/Phil Fringe *Overall Excellence—Ensemble, (Ordinary on the Side) at Don’t Tell Mama, Janice (In the Schoolyard) NYFringe, Zelda (My Boyfriend is a Zombie), Melinda (Human Resources) A.N.D., and Marceline u/s (Marriage of Figaro) Pearl. Erin is a regular cast member in Project Theatre’s monthly show Our Bar. Regionally, Arden and Act II. Director—Lust for Revenge: An Evening of Jacobean, and (Stupid Plans Poorly Executed) McQuaid Brothers. Host of The Haughty Nerdress Podcast. B.A. Theatre & Music from Temple University. www.erinsalm.blogspot.com

Collin Smith (Daedalus)

Recent theater credits include: The Winters Tale (Vermont Shakespeare Co.) The Tempest (VSC), Dreamwalker (Kraine Theater), Our Town (Hubbard Hall) Around the World in 80 Days (Roxy Regional), Much Ado About Nothing (VSC.), Skylight (Actors Theater of Louisville). Film: Down in Flames, Lies I told My Little Sister, Terrors…, Monkfish, The Big Fiddle (SXSW selection). Television: As the World Turns. Please visit ilikecollin.com for more info.

James T. Ware (Theseus)

James T. Ware is a southern transplant now enjoying his 10th year performing on stage in NYC. Having won “Best Actor” for his performance as Professor Ron Smith, in Wrestling The Alligator for Planet Connections inaugural season, penned by the mighty Sergei Burbank, he jumped at the opportunity to be a part of Oracle’s production of Brooklyn Labryinth. Last seen performing this summer in Central Park as Catesby in Boomerang’s production of Richard III, James is also an artistic member of Resonance Ensemble.

Christina Aguilar (Stage Manager)

Brooklyn Labyrinth is Christina’s first production with Oracle Theatre. Other East Coast productions include Somewhere Safer for the New York International Fringe Festival, and Mechanical for the Portland Maine International Fringe Festival. Favorite Los Angeles productions include The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Journey’s End, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Her husband kicked her out of LA to pursue stage and production management in NYC, and for that, she is tremendously grateful!

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Kate Kertez (playwright)

Kate is pleased as punch to have been asked by the good folks at Oracle Theatre Inc to come on board as a playwright. Originally from Chicago, she moved to NYC after getting her MFA in Acting from the University of Florida (go Gators!), and now works as an actor, playwright, and teacher. Playwrighting credits include Three Ring Platform, which was produced in the fall by Second Fig Theatre Co. NY acting credits include Eagle Squadron Go! (NY Fring Festival), Coupling Heuristic (Manhattan Theatre Source), Five Kinds Of Silence (Boundless Theatre Co), and Good Woman Of Setzuan (Adaptive Arts Theatre Co). She’s a proud member of AEA, and is adjunct faculty in the CUNY network.

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Samantha Newby (costume designer)

Samantha is excited to design her first play for Oracle and wishes to thank this wonderful group for a spectacular time. Previous credits include Somewhere Safer (NY Fringe Festival), Einstein (Variations Theatre Group), Richard III (Boomerang Theatre Company), Captive (Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival), Some Girls (Chain Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Hofstra University). Samantha is a proud Hofstra graduate where she got a BFA in Theatre Arts.

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Isaac Rathbone (playwright)

Isaac is the author of Captain Ferguson’s School For Balloon Warfare (59E59 Theaters, UK Premiere at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Breakfast For Dinner (NYC Fringe Festival & Last Frontier Theater Conference), The System (Kraine Theatre), There’s Always A Band (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Lab & Great Plains Theater Conference), Jon Katsberg (Sam French Festival), Nice Paper (Teatro Iati), Finnegan’s Wake (Triskelion Arts Center), Welcome Back, Lloyd (Harvest Festival). Historical plays include: Undeclared History, The Bonus Army (Both commissioned by Hofstra University), Little Eva (Greater Milford Historical Association) and Violet to Ruth Ann (National Baseball Hall Of Fame). His two ten-minute plays The Guests At Table 11 & Prodigal Father were selected as finalists for the Actor Theater of Louisville’s Heideman Award. Many of his plays are published by JAC Publishing and Promotions. He is a co-founder of Oracle Theatre Inc. and a member of the playwriting collective Lather, Rinse, Repeat. He is a graduate of Hofstra University. For more information, visit www.isaacrathbone.com.

Sara Wolkowitz (director)

Sara is an independent filmmaker and theater director. New York theater credits include The Ultimate Stimulus (Dixon Place, Under St Marks), Really Rosie (The Mint Theater), Eleanor Is Sibling Challenged (The Magnet Theater), War Crimes (Planet Connections Festivity), and Brooklyn Labyrinth (the BoCoCa Arts Festival). She has also been recognized for her short films, which have appeared in such festivals as the SXSW Interactive Festival, the Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival, and the Hawaii International Film Festival. She has directed videos for non-profit organizations including LitWorld and NARAL Pro-Choice. In 2011, Sara directed a new documentary web series, “Diary Of A Chorus Girl” about Alex Ellis, who made her Broadway debut in the musical Catch Me If You Can. Marrying her two loves, film and theater, she directed her first feature documentary, Still on the Road, about America’s longest touring theater company, The Acting Company. It premiered at Lincoln Center in January 2011 and is currently airing nationally on PBS. She has a BA in film from Vassar College. www.sarawolkowitz.com

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