The Juneberry Collective hopes to be a new breeding ground for creativity in the Ridgewood, Queens area with a focus on collaborative storytelling and providing opportunities to emerging artists.
Our first production of Much Ado About Nothing was put up in our very own backyard! We count our lucky stars to have such a versatile outdoor space and try to put every inch to good use. In addition to the yard we have a balcony and three entrance/exit doors that can be accessed from backstage, so there are multiple staging possibilities. If you'd like to discuss potential collaborations please feel free to reach out and contact us!
In the future, we hope to expand into putting up performances in other venues.
Katy Early is equally at home in musical theater, opera, and straight theater as an actor, singer, and director. She recently graduated from Oberlin College & Conservatory ('16) with a B.M. in vocal performance and a B.A. in theater, where her past directing credits include Chekhov's one-act play, The Bear; Jake Heggie's chamber opera, Again; and Kander and Ebb's musical, Cabaret. Katy spent three and a half years teaching Shakespeare classes at the Oberlin Drama at Grafton prison program founded by Phyllis Gorfain, where she assistant directed plays and scene presentations. Most recently, she directed The Miracle Worker at the 2017 Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. Founding member of the Juneberry Collective. www.katyearly.com
Arif Silverman is an actor, writer and musician. He graduated Oberlin College with a B.A. in theater. His one person show CONSTELLARIUM has recently been performed in several venues across New York City. Other recent credits include OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH (Rebel Playhouse), TWELFTH NIGHT (The Drilling Company), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Fools & Kings), THE TEMPEST (New Art Theater) and AN OCTOROON (Dobama Theater). Founding member of the Juneberry Collective. www.arifsilverman.com
Hayes Biché is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where he studied Theater and Biology, which have had about as much overlap as you might expect. He is an actor, director and writer for both theater and film and is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to art and creating new opportunities for young artists to present their work. He is happy to be a part of the emerging arts community in Ridgewood! Founding member of the Juneberry Collective.
Elizabeth Roberts is a New York based actress and graduate of Oberlin College. She has a passion for Linklater voice work, Shakespeare and clowning. She makes a mean paella and her most recent clown was named Tinkles. She's currently training at the William Esper Studio. Favorite credits include You Should Be So Lucky (Wanda Wang), Julius Caesar (Portia), God of Carnage (Annette), The Laramie Project (Barbara Pitts), and Savage in Limbo (Linda). Founding member of the Juneberry Collective. www.elizabethcjroberts.com
Molly Bennett is a pilates instructor currently teaching in private practice. She is completing her final year of training at the Kinected Studio of the Kane School. She graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Theater. Previous acting credits include Bless Me, Apollo, I’m Alive You Bastards and I Always Will Be, Next to Normal, The Laramie Project, The Winter’s Tale. Founding member of the Juneberry Collective.
Igor Correa is thrilled to be making his Juneberry Collective debut. Born and raised in Venezuela, he graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Rider University and a B.A. in Music from Westminster Choir College. University credits include Macbeth, Ubu Roi, Machinal, Our Town, Almost, Maine, and The Misanthrope. Professional credits include Merchant of Venice (Off-Broadstreet Theatre, Hopewell, NJ). www.igorcw.com, IG: @igorcw
Eve Kummer-Landau is an actor and teaching artist born and bred in Brooklyn. She was most recently seen in the role of Gossip in THML’s Cagebirds and Shanda in Cupcake Ladies’ Hazelwood Jr. High. Past productions at Oberlin College: The Language Archive (Alta), Psycho Beach Party (Berdine), The Landing (Darius), Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), Dead Man’s Cellphone (Mrs. Gottlieb); at Powerhouse: Twelfth Night (Feste). Education/training: Oberlin College: Theater/Music Double Major; Powerhouse Apprentice Program at Vassar College; Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Rutgers Summer Acting Conservatory.