Cast

COREY DESJARDINS (Laius) is ecstatic to be performing in Pyre Cantata with such talented biddies! He was most recently seen in Party Monster: The Musical at 54 Below. Corey is a graduate of NYU/Tisch (CAP21 and Atlantic) where he appeared in the mainstage productions of Two Gentlemen of Verona (Thurio) and Tommy (Young Tommy). Favorite NYC credits include Independents at the SoHo Playhouse (Winner 2012 FringeNYC Festival), Broadway Celebrates Pride Week at 54 Below and Musicals Tonight. Other credits include North Shore Music Theater, TheatreWorks USA and the upcoming Off: The Series.

GIL PEREZ-ABRAHAM (Oedipus) Gil is honored to be returning to PYRE. NYC (Selected): USA Premiere of international award winning play Holy Land (HERE Arts Center), Pyre Cantata (HERE Arts Center), Titus Andronicus. REGIONAL (Selected): Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train (Brave New Works), Miss Abigail's Guide...(American Heartland Theatre), Pippin (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Buddy Holly (New Theatre), Elegies (dir. Bill Russell) FILM/TV (Selected): Making It: The Series, Spark, Save Peter The Bunny (Web), Dunkin' Donuts (National), Wendy's (National). Gil is a Second City trained improvisor as well as an avid musician with contra culture collective, a hip-hop collective dedicated to bringing rap back to its roots. Proud Jayhawk. For my brightest star y mi familia bella. www.gilperezabraham.com COMING UP: John Paul in Little Fish at the June Havoc Theatre. AEA/SAG-AFTRA

STEVI INCREMONA (Antigone) has developed this project with Trevor Bachman for many years now and is so ready for the first official run of PYRE CANTATA. As a relatively recent NYU-Tisch graduate (2013), Stevi is passionate about new work and has been lucky enough to perform in many workshops and concerts throughout the City at venues like 54 Below, Joe's Pub, and Ars Nova. She can currently be seen in the immersive theatrical production, Play/Date, running on the Lower East Side. Love and appreciation to the fam and friends for the silly amount of ongoing support.

ZACHARY INFANTE (Eteocles) received a BFA in Drama from New York University after studying at The Collaborative Arts Project (CAP21) and The Experimental Theatre Wing (ETW). Since graduation he's had the pleasure to collaborate with composers Bobby Cronin, Pasek & Paul, and Kitt & Yorkey. Other Credits include: SOMEWHERE (Hartford Stage), Julie Taymor's Midsummer (Theatre for a New Audience); Film: School of Rock (2003); Television: Alpha House (2014). Catch him this fall in TFANA's Tamburlaine playing November 4th-December 21st. A huge thanks is owed to Trevor for his commitment to open and collaborative development over these past few years. The team has been a gift to work beside and he’s looking forward to sharing the space with such a fine company. He’s also a proud member of AEA & SAG/AFTRA as well as N’Harmonics Alum Class of ’13.

SHANNON KRONSTADT (Eurydice) is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Some of her favorite roles include Natalie in Next to Normal (Villagers Theatre), Ilse in Spring Awakening (Villagers Theatre), and Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Franklin Productions). She has performed in various venues throughout NYC, most notably at the Waldorf Astoria for Ronald McDonald House New York's 20th Annual Gala under the direction of Michael McElroy. A huge thanks to Chris, Trevor, Amanda, and the amazing cast and crew of Pyre Cantata! Love to her family and friends!

MELISSA MARYE LEHMAN (Ismene) was recently seen as Bernadette in “Prom Queen” in the Samuel French OOB Festival at Playwrights Horizons. She’s grateful to be returning to the stage HERE (pun intended) after last years SubletSeries production of “Coromandel”. Training: BFA NYU Tisch (CAP21, Stonestreet) and The Neighborhood Playhouse. Huge thank you to Trev and Bowzer, Hunt and Adleman for the endless love. www.MelissaMaryeLehman.com

ANDREW J. MARTIN (Haemon) is beside himself to be returning to the role of Haemon, and also the HERE Arts Center, with Trevor Bachman, Chris Bowser and this incredible cast. Andrew received a BFA in Drama from New York University, attending Tisch School of the Arts' CAP21 and ETW studios. He is the proud former Vice President of the NYU N'Harmonics, and 3-year co-writer/cast member of Liz Swados' NYU Reality Show NYC/Shanghai. Credits include Chair/Spider (Coromandel/HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place), John Hinckley Jr. (Assassins/CAP21), Pseudolus (A Funny Thing...Forum/SCVT) and Horton (Seussical/Villagers Theatre). Following this project, Andrew will join the touring company of TheatreWorks’ Junie B Jones playing the roles of Herb and Camille. Until then, you can catch him starring as Sales Associate at the Lincoln Square GAP, 8x a week.

PAUL PONTRELLI (Creon) Off-Broadway: Donogoo (Mint Theater), Captain Louie (Little Shubert). Other recent credits include This Clement World (St Ann's Warehouse), House Of Dance with Half Straddle/New York City Players, PS122/COIL, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, and next with Kyoto Experiment. . BFA: NYU Tisch (PHTS/Classical).

TRAVIS KENT (Polyneices) is returning to the role of Polyneices after developmental workshop of Pyre Cantata with Fresh Ground Pepper. Other favorites include HAIR (Claude) with Lake Dillon Theater Co., 42nd Street and Kiss Me, Kate with Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and From Rodgers to Heart, a cabaret at Joe’s Pub directed by Sutton Foster. Graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he appeared in Marat/Sade (Marat), Violet (Preacher), The Who’s Tommy (First Officer), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Assassins (Czolgosz). Thanks to Trevor and Chris. Love to my fam. traviskent.co

KIAH VICTORIA (Speaker of the God) has just received her BFA from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Blending intimate vocal performance with progressive alt-R&B soundscapes, the young artist has been actively promoting the release of her latest EP Gravitate, gigging with her live band in both New York City and abroad. No stranger to the stage, Kiah’s credits include Broadway: Young Nala in The Lion King (New Amsterdam Theater); Regional: Time in Melissa Arctic and La Belle/Hymen in As You Like It (Folger Theater); Tisch Drama StageWorks: Liz Swados’ The Reality Show (Co-Writer/Performer) and Marat Sade (Simone). After singing her way into a feature in JAY Z's "Picasso Baby" short film, Kiah has been steadily building her young career. Catch her headlining Joe’s Pub on September 6th. www.kiahvictoria.com