What You Will
Directed by Gianna Cioffi and Victoria Giambalvo
Victoria Giambalvo: Duke Orsino/Sir Toby Belch
Amelia Huckel-Bauer: Malvolio/Sebastian
Marisa LaRuffa: Olivia
Nicole Orabona: William Shakespeare
Julie Orkis: Viola/Maria
Jasmine Aurora Thomas: Sir Andrew/Antonio
Stage Manager: Hannah Johnson-Walsh
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Victoria Giambalvo (Duke Orsino/Sir Toby Belch/Co-director) is a theatre and film based actor, currently spreading her time between indie shorts and traveling Shakespeare. She is developing her writing and producing skills by spearheading her own projects with the help of passionate friends and will be working towards her MSc in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh this fall. Recent work includes Pride of Doves at the Washington DC Fringe Festival this past summer.
Amelia Huckel-Bauer (Malvolio/Sebastian) is a New York City based actor and teaching artist with a BFA in Acting from Tisch, NYU and a MA in Ed Theater from Steinhardt, NYU. Past Emit work includes Gertrude in Hamlet, Lady Cap in Romeo and Juliet, Lysander/Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sebastian in The Tempest . She teaches acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute. Amelia is grateful to be back at work with Emit and sends thanks and love to the ensemble.
Marisa LaRuffa (Sir Andrew/Antonio) is a New York based actor/singer/dancer/ collaborator/Scorpio. In addition to working with Emit, she is a company member of This Is Not a Theater Company, where she has performed in Café Play 2018 and Theater in the Dark: Carpe Diem and Senses of Love. Other NY work: Stand Up and Cheer... (The Paperbag Players). Education: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New Studio on Broadway (Class of 2018). Marisa also has an immense passion for teaching and animals/the planet, and hopes to cultivate some empathy for what’s left of our future. marisalaruffa.com
Nicole Orabona (William Shakespeare) is a collaborative theatre-maker with a passion for interactive, immersive, and devised new works. She has trained with the SITI Company, Frantic Assembly, and The Interactive PlayLab. She is a company member for Emit and This is Not a Theatre Company. Recent credits: Unmaking Toulouse-Lautrec (Bated Breath, original devising member) Romeo and Juliet (Emit), meg jo beth amy & louisa (Tier5/Hollywood Fringe), Cafe Play and Theatre in the Dark (This is Not a Theatre Company). BA Boise State University. nicoleorabona.com
Julie Orkis (Viola/Maria) is thrilled to be part of another Emit production. Past Emit productions include Antonio in The Tempest, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and Hippolyta/Demetrius/Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Theatre: Dream Acts, Gi60 International Play Festival, Uproot, Big Mistake, Loves Labour’s Lost, Othello; Film: Kosmanavt, You’re Up, Jimbo. Sending big love to my family, both in theatrics and life. Cheers!
Jasmine Aurora Thomas (Sir Andrew/Antonio) is delighted to make her Emit debut! Her most recent credits include Esmeralda in Dancing Girl (SheNYC Festival, Prelude Festival) and Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Match:Lit Productions). She graduated last year from Brown University. When she's not performing, she's either reading, practicing ASL, or crocheting.
Gianna Cioffi (Co-director) is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Emit Theatre. She works in NYC as a director, actor, producer, and educator. Gianna is a NYS certified theatre teacher and holds a Masters in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.
Hannah Johnson-Walsh (Stage Manager) is the Executive Director of Emit Theatre. She works in NYC as a stage manager and teaching artist. She has a BFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. ED in Educational Theatre from The City College of New York.